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Archives: December 21, 2014

Dumb Criminals: Botched Bakery Robbery Ends With Crook Falling Through Ceiling

Pretty much sums up 2014 for me.

FairPoint Customers Suffer Through Strike, Outages

The Future at Last: the Cuban Embargo Unraveled

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Kmart Ruins Christmas By Canceling Layaway Orders, Holding Onto Refunds

Protesters: 'It's not the time' for more Cuba ties

Lavish $20 million ‘White House’ in Iraq complete with marble floors — but beware ISIS neighbours

Protesters shut down part of Mall of America in Minnesota

What should I do with these?

Family flight

Racist, anti-black and pro-police factions are out to discredit the anti-abuse movement

Winter Solstice 2014: 3 Things To Know About Pagan Yule Celebrations

New Mexico dairy shuts down after undercover activist videotape

New Mexico dairy shuts down after undercover activist videotape

For Rod Serling fans, a rare Christmas show online: A Carol for Another Christmas

Ukraine forms 'ministry of truth' to regulate the media

Peru - Brazil indigenous people pledge to fight Amazon oil exploration

Protest in support of police - irony...

Air Force admits nuke flaws, but will fixes work?

MaMa ......

The Invasion of Panama and the Proclamation of a Lone Superpower Above the Law


Redstone used to post this around Christmas...

How Panama changed history in the Americas

How Panama changed history in the Americas

Shopping Center Driving Tip

NYPD touts "broken windows" enforcement approach

Your favorite episode of Fawlty Towers? (POLL)

In El Salvador, 17 Women Imprisoned for Miscarriage Await Pardon

In El Salvador, 17 Women Imprisoned for Miscarriage Await Pardon

Silent thread for these brave officers killed in Brooklyn today!

New Online Archive Shows Colonial New York Was Rowdy, Filthy, Smelly

We’re putting an end to religion: Richard Dawkins, Bill Maher and the exploding American secularism

Hacker posts nuclear plant blueprints

Slut-Shaming, Eugenics, and Donald Duck: The Scandalous History of Sex-Ed Movies

Ferguson prosecutor says he knew some witnesses were ‘clearly not telling the truth.’ They testified

Sharpton 'outraged' at fatal NYPD police shootings

Advent: I'm religious, but not very spiritual

Sixteenth ranked Huskies vs 15th ranked OK

Haiti: UN 'peacekeepers' fire on protesters

Haiti: UN 'peacekeepers' fire on protesters

Dog Escaped A Sinking Boat And Swam For More Than A Mile In The Dark To Reunite With Owner

Fired state health worker sues embattled Texas health agency

China is world's worst jailer of the press; global tally second worst on record

Mexico: official Ayotzinapa story questioned

Latin America: IACHR calls for CIA torture probe

Governor Jindal Receiving Backlash Over Prayer Rally

China's Arrest of American Christian Missionary seen as Religious Crackdown

Obama approves U.S. World War One memorial in Washington

Former Houston mayor Bob Lanier dies at 89

New meme from Trickle Down economics is a hoax

My blood pressure is finally coming down

Silent thread for officers Liu and Ramos

Republicans to Back 'The Interview' if it Gets to Theaters

IRS "Scandal" vs CIA Torture

The Deetroit Lions are in.

Zombie Apocalypse and the Politics of Artificial Scarcity

U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon hails Obama for 'courageous' Cuba move

U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon hails Obama for 'courageous' Cuba move

Thank you Washington!!! Lions are in the playoffs!

Alternative Christmas song...

ISIS executing disillusioned foreign jihadists.

Do we actually know who killed those cops

Prosecutor: No charges in church disturbance death

Brazil to study legalization of medical marijuana

From The Crisis, 1916 (NAACP magazine)...

FOX News blaming Mayor Bill de Blasio and President Obama for stoking racial tension in America.

Peace On Earth?

Press release from the Black Lives Matter protest of 3000 at Mall of America

Are you all sick of this perverse blame game? What if this becomes your loved ones?

Statement from Attorney General Eric Holder

Here’s Everything We Know So Far About NYPD Shooting Suspect Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley - Mediaite

Mall Of America Protests Black Lives Matter Arrests

[NYPD] we have.....become a ‘wartime’ police department. We will act according

#BlackChristmas Black Lives Matter MN MOA Protest

A black hole for our best and brightest

Anyone remember this CBS Seasons Greetings ad? I was 10 - loved it it now.

You can feel the tension and grief in the air here in Brooklyn.

Evidence That Chimpanzee Moms Can Be Sneaky, Too

Putin on Russian aggression: Russia has increased military spending to $50 billion for 2015.

Actually, There Were Many Paleo Diets

Survivors recall genocide of Amazon tribe in Brazil

This Reusable Paper Saves Trees and Prints Using Ultraviolet Light

Readorama: Artist Liliana Wilson focuses on Chile’s ‘disappeared’

55% of Nebraskans polled said they back building Keystone XL pipeline

Who REALLY started the War on Christmas?

Republicans to theaters: Don't be 'bullied,' show Sony's 'The Interview'

Soviet threat to Santa? No way, said JFK in 1961

Protesters: 'It's not the time' for more Cuba ties

So I am seriously thinking about getting a notary public license.

I'm Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas

Luciano Pavarotti & James Brown - It's a man's world

Guest Lineups For The Sunday News/Talk Shows

Jigsaw puzzles used to create 4ft mosaic elephant

Woody, Sam, Frasier and Rudolph...

"...there will be no new memories"

Why are right wingers so often intellectually dishonest?

Mmmmm good times

this is the best work christmas party i have ever been to

N.J. police union blames 'hatred aimed at officers' after 2 NYPD cops killed

Return of the Kingmaker: Jim DeMint Is Getting Back in the Game

Tarzan. Tonto, and Frankenstein

Why aren't police publicly furious at RWmedia/TeaParty when police are targeted by RWers?

Obama Sounds Triumphal Note at Start of Hawaii Vacation.

Arizona: Sheriff Arpaio Will Disband Squad That Searches for Illegal Immigrants.

Court cancels beleaguered Beaumont ISD's May 2015 election

One small study that explodes the myth that inequality is efficient

KapStone union members reject company's contract offer

KapStone union members reject company's contract offer

Michael Brown family condemns 'senseless' shooting

I made my first Habanero sauce the other day...


Yay. Longmire picked up by Netflix.

I had someone tailgating, evidently road raging behind me today. I was on my

Obama’s Cuba plan hinges on regulation

White House 'pleased' Sony is looking for ways to distribute movie after cyberattack

Painters of the Dark Side of Rome

Lincoln NE Electric System to buy more wind energy

Stories from the Road: The Pack Mule

I need, eventually, to find a forever home for a gentle gray tabby named Jack...

I need, eventually, to find a forever home for a gentle gray tabby named Jack...

Ted Cruz: “I Can Only Laugh” When Obama, Clinton Discuss Income Inequality Since They Made It Worse

The radio wingnut ignored the Sony hack, thrilled that the e-mails exposed "Liberal hypocrisy"

I need, eventually, to find a forever home for a gentle gray tabby named Jack...

I need, eventually, to find a forever home for a gentle gray tabby named Jack...

I need, eventually, to find a forever home for a gentle gray tabby named Jack...

I need, eventually, to find a forever home for a gentle gray tabby named Jack...

Screw it. I've had enough of this crap.

Former Gov of NY, Pataki, Throws Hate Filled Self-Serving Political Fuel on the Fire.

Crackpot Utopia: The Year in Republican Crazy, Part 1

My #1 Rule:

Crackpot Utopia: The Year in Republican Crazy, Part 2

Kerry Bentivolio Kicked Out Of The GOP Cult-- And Forced To Sell All His Reindeer

City of Rochester, NY destroys Sanctuary Village -A last refuge of hope for the homeless...

Well, that's an unfortunate toy store scene

Kurds advance against IS group in Syria, Iraq

Vin Scully's 1988 World Series ring goes missing, found in a bag of ribs from Costco

Recommended Holiday Reading for the Agitated Mind by Ralph Nader

President Obama: No justification for murder of NYC police

I really cannot understand why Hillary Clinton will be the best

Cenk Uygar: "Idiot shooter doesn't get to appropriate Michael Brown and Eric Garner's memories"

Dr. Evil hijacks SNL cold open to bash N. Korea....and republicans.

Glenn Greenwald; Why Torture will happen again

Flashback: right-wing protesters assassinate two police officers

How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas

We are caught up in a violent machine...

Went to the Cal graduation tonight...Bill Maher was received very cordially and some were even

"Jingle Bells Christmas song started as a drinking song written by a 'jerk' "

Former Houston mayor Bob Lanier has died

Muhammad Ali in hospital with pneumonia, his spokesman says

Daily Holidays - December 21

Arthur Gardner dies at 104; produced TV's 'Rifleman,' 'Big Valley'

Workers' Center sorry for anti-semitic image

Ahhh Beep Beep

Ex-Anonymous hacker questions North Korea's role in Sony hack

US seeks China help against North Korea cyberattacks after Sony hack – report

Danny Garvin passed last week. He deserves to be remembered!

I was here thankfully I was not arrested

With all the racial tension in GD I feel uncomfortable posting there.

Charlie Chaplin was run out of America and left isolated for his politics.

Geraldo Rivera's Vile Statement

Not just women, but men, are often the victims of the patriarchy

Yes, I did have a bubble-eyed goldfish named Dizzy.

Drone spotted over Belgium nuclear plant

Muhammad Ali admitted to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia

Fox News Goes Dark for Dish Network Subscribers

Iran Says U.S.-Cuba Thaw Proves Sanctions Are Useless

Please note how nobody calls the NY-gunman a "lone wolf"

Modern Combat 5 APK

Happy Bottom of the Analemma Day everybody.

Clint Eastwood: "I Was Against Going Into the War in Iraq"

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Operation Rudolph Edition

7 Demented Right-Wing Moments This Week: Fox Wants a Royalty Check From Colbert?

Kurds push into Sinjar; Iraqis battle for airport

How Fear Of Occupy Wall Street Undermined the Red Cross' Sandy Relief Effort

Vocabulary fun

The US Is Giving Egypt 10 Apache Helicopters

Hillary Clinton's Kennedy curse


Stonehenge discovery could rewrite British pre-history

Infiltration. sabotage. mayhem. for years, four-star general keith alexander has been building a sec

thebreastcancersite: I May Have Lost My Pretty Hair But I Still Have My Beautiful Life

The real origins of Monopoly: created by feminist Lizzie Magie

Experts: BBC Alba should add Gaelic subtitles

"only show replies posted after I mark a forum"

Happy Yule Y'all. Glorious Solstice. "Here Comes the Sun"

You’ll Love When This (rescued) Chimpanzee Sees the Blue Sky for the Very First Time…


Vermont Democrats Go South On Single Payer

Hillary Clinton *drops* to a 49-point lead for the Democrats’ 2016 nomination

Book Review: Gregory Wood: Retiring Men: Manhood, Labor, and Growing Old In America, 1900-1960

Funny, weird & cool Japan!

Obama Vows to 'Do Everything I Can' to Close Guantanamo: CNN Interview

What are you reading the week of Sunday, December 21, 2014 (Winter Solstice)?

Why Is This City’s Democratic Mayor Threatening To Veto A $10.10 Minimum Wage?

Sony Hackers Guardians of Peace Troll FBI

How the Black Guerrilla Family gang took root in Maryland’s prisons July 15, 2013

Paris Wants to Keep Central Neighborhoods From Becoming 'Ghettos for the Rich'

Twas a Night!

Cleveland Police Union Defends Fired Cop,

I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night

Gunman in NYPD attacks hated everyone -- Africans, Haitians, LGBTs, Whites, Taxi Drivers, "3rd world

Up With Steve has the Two C-Span Commentator Brothers

W Post: Loss of ‘middle-skill’ jobs pushes down pay in jobs that remain

Ahh, the wonders of the U.S. healthcare system ............


Backlash, finger-pointing begin after 2 NYPD officers are ambushed, killed

Infographic: The 5 Largest Public Transit Systems in the US

There goes Netanyahu again:

check this post, please. comment #5

Ali hospitalized

The Register's Editorial: Cutting pension benefits is bad but necessary

Slip of an Officer’s Tongue Suggests Police Are Monitoring #BlackLivesMatter Protesters’ Cell Phones

We’re putting an end to religion:

Queen Demon Sheep is running?

Another milestone for our little group of "Classic Reds" and Pinkos..........

Hero Monkey Revives Electrocuted Friend

Renewables Outpace Nuclear All Over the World

Paris Wants to Keep Central Neighborhoods From Becoming 'Ghettos for the Rich'

‘Living the Secular Life,’ by Phil Zuckerman

Bush Family and the Savings and Loan Scandal Set Up Investment Banks

Regarding the two NY cops, let me get this entirely straight...


I Am a Pro-Gay Evangelical Christian Fighting for Marriage Equality

Elizabeth Warren For President Goes Viral: Watch Out Hillary, Wall Street, and Corporate Republicans

Winners and Losers in the "Visitation" of American Nuns?

Response by Ferguson Action & #BlackLivesMatter to Murder of NYPD Officers

Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil output

More law enforcement has been targeted and killed by RW anti-government rhetoric

Fully solar + EV world by 2030? Exciting rumblings of imminent economic shift.

Happy Solstice!

Feliz Natividad.

Pope Francis vs. Paul Ryan on the economy

Venezuela Says Goodbye to Its Lil Friend, While the Rest of the Continent Cheers

#1 threat to personal lives that law enforcement will admit privately: RW extremists

A climate scientist who is a devout Christian speaks

Winter Solstice today

Florida police officer shot dead; suspect in custody

Does The Onion satisfy your need for satirical news online? Do you long for more?

When Will They Shoot?

IMO, the Hyperloop will be easier to install and better than driverless cars.

Why are members blocked from the site due to 5 hides

Happy day: Elton John, David Furnish marry in England

36 Hours in Strasbourg, France

We shouldn't talk about Ferguson without talking about guns | Vox

We shouldn't talk about Ferguson without talking about guns | Vox

Saturday sunrising

Obama: North Korea hack on Sony Pictures was not an act of war

NBC: Why 2016 Will Be a Battle Between the Grassroots and the Donors

As we listen to Hannity, Rush, etc.

On the longest night

Dick Cheney's Night Before Christmas

Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban system

What Climate Change Asks of Us

Windows Vista Or Windows 7- buying a refurbished computer and need help PLEASE

the second opinion and more

Antonio Weiss at treasury

School nativity plays which prefer Elvis to Jesus (WAR ON XMAS - BRITISH FRONT)

The Atlantic- North Korea: Not Funny

Turkish rarebit.

Kneel De Grass

Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network Pulled From DISH Network

Book Review: Gregory Wood, Retiring Men: Manhood, Labor, and Growing Old In America, 1900-1960

Remember Me -- a film by Jean-François Asselin (NSFW)

My new Mixcloud suite (in time for the winter solstice)

Bubble lights: anyone know how to get them to stay vertical on a tree branch so they


Britain's atomic power plants 'could be attacked by drones'

Found on Facebook. Very righteous rant regarding the circumstances

Busking: A Free Speech Right -

Out and about in the fog

Eric Garner's Mother and Widow Denounce Killing of NYPD Officers

Man Falls Off Treadmill While Checking Out Woman

10 Best Things About Being an Atheist on Christmas

Middleburg Heights Motel 6 manager accused of attacking protesters also used racial slurs during inc

CIA Travel Advice to Operatives

‘The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume I’

Cuban Oil May Prove A Boon For U.S. Companies

¡Obama Libera a Cuba!

Close To You - Jacob Collier

Now’s The Time To Shake Hands With Putin

Brooklyn candlelight vigil set for 6 p.m. for slain NYPD officers

TYT: Cop Transporting Prisoners Road Rages His Gun At WRONG GUY

TYT: Hackers Send New Messages To Sony

The annual Christmas Tree Massacre - NSFW

NEWLY Leaked Internal CIA Document Admits US Drone Program "Counterproductive"--Wikileaks

We have a house guest, and I need some advice.

George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum

America's Decay Into a Violent, Cruel Place

TYT: Torture Killed Their Savior, That’s Why These Poll Results Stun

Pulled over for Playing the Wrong Song? Authoritarianism Is Creeping Up on America

Cuba already went through an energy famine - How they survived "peak oil" (53 mins)

Some workplace fatality numbers re risks of policing.

Funniest Kim Jong-Un Memes

Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit

Sometimes reality is funnier than Photoshop...

Bernie Sanders; McDonalds: Start treating your employees with some dignity. Pay them a living wage

U.S. gas prices fall to lowest since May 2009: Lundberg survey

Mozambique decriminalises abortion to stem maternal death rate

A Christmas Present from the Republicans.

It turns out that ignorance of the law is an excuse, for cops.

Why I’m opting out of Christmas (The Guardian)

Texas A&M Kyle Field: West side comes down, fundraising rises by another $35 million

All Dogs Go to Heaven -

Kerry oped on the Cuba agreement in the Miami Herald

***BARACK OBAMA GROUP*** so happy to see the President kicking ass and taking names

Buying board books for toddlers

HuffPost: The Things I Wish I Were Told When I Was Diagnosed With Cancer

More stadium news: Allen’s Eagle $69M Stadium on track to be repaired by graduation

Thomas L. Friedman: Who's playing with marbles now?

Growing up Catholic: Childhood memories that last a lifetime

The Colbert Report's Finale: 'We'll Meet Again'

Extremists in Nigeria Lining up Elderly and Shooting Them

"Prostitute beats off taxman in Oslo court" - yes that is the headline .......

A Solstice Six Pack on County Road G

OK - so what if it's Hillary in 2016?

Ed Henry prepares for the President's next presser...

30 Million Dollars a month

Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives

Gordie Howe's Stem Cell Treatment Brings 'Miraculous' Results

Browns will explore Marcus Mariota and every QB option

Solstice Ride Today

A little food for thought from Walt Whitman:

ICTMN: Detour at Sisseton: Dakota 38 + 2 Offer a Spirit Horse for Community in Mourning

A question for dog owners. UPDATED.

As Solstice arrives, remember summer is only six months away.

Observer Photographer Jane Bown dies at 89

The Oligarchs may use Artificial Intelligence advances to suppress the wages of American jobs

NYC subways slowly upgrading from 1930s-era technology

Maria Shriver Forbids Miley Cyrus from Attending Traditional Kennedy Family Christmas Celebrations

11/25/14: Sovereign Citizens Are America’s Top Cop-Killers

In a Break From Partisan Rancor, Ohio Moves to Make Elections More Competitive.

What Will Israel Become?

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Time

Simple Fact- The Republicans Have Been Stoking Racial Hatred For Decades

Abolishing the CIA

Mark Zuckerberg Tried To Stop The Movie 'The Social Network' From Being Made

A win is a win...

The first terrorist attack in a US theater happened in Aurora Colorado

A comment I posted to the NY Times reportage of the two murdered officers

Whoa! Molecular & atomic relationships and cosmic connections

How many times can a person be killed?

Google condemns Hollywood's secret anti-piracy program

It was ugly...

Religion In The Comics - 005

Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

UKIP asks its own people to stop embarrassing it on social media

Young Cuban-American groups emerge as Obama allies

Time to Bring Back the Truman Democrats! (Daily Beast/Newsweek) Editorial

Majority of Nebraskans polled would put out welcome mat for immigrants

Sony hackers apparently mock the FBI; Anonymous threatens more hacks

Rap Video Under Fire For Encouraging Cop Killing

My favorite movie adaptation of "A Christmas Carol"

Man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' drives into crowd in France, injuring 11

Post a song about Jesus /

Giuliani, blaming Obama for the NYPD deaths, has forgotten that firefighters and police

Missouri Botanical Garden

MSP airport workers win paid sick leave

I am/ War is Over

I was sexually harassed for the first time today. Thoughts that have been running through my head.

Want to really know how that watered down bank reform got in the CRomnibus? Here's the ugly truth.

Torture and Assassination as Policy

Finally, Freedom for the Remaining “Cuban Five”

Satanists display "snaketivity" at Michigan Capitol

Week in Geek: Holiday lights change the view from space

Elf arrested

THIS is what the CRomnibus bill will do to us:

Rev. Al Sharpton says he's received threats since police slayings; pleas for non-violent protests

My poem on today's killing of 2 cops

The National Security State as a Criminal Enterprise

National Cuteness Council reports elevated levels of Squee

Daily Kos: Walmart ordered to pay $188 million in Pennsylvania wage theft lawsuit

Today in History, December 21st

Jameis Winston did not violate code

In Scotland, Guts, Glory and Haggis

Christmas Isn't Only For Christians: Secular Celebrators Enjoy Mental Health Benefits Of Community

Hillary Clinton slips in presidential poll: Was 2014 a bad year for her?

Solstice Greetings!

Jameis Winston did not violate FSU's conduct code.

Molnar: Winter Solstice Celebration

Geraldo wants Obama to interrupt his vacation in Hawaii because of the NYPD shootings

U.S. Soldiers (Ground troops) Fight Islamic State in Iraq, Kurds Advance

Elizabeth Warren And Bernie Sanders Get Off Israel Bandwagon, For Once

Expert: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) May Become a Political Movement in America

Incredible Jenga move. Real or hoax?

Five to seven people struck by lightning outside Raymond James Stadium

Stephan Colbert is the ______ of our time:

It's 6:03pm. 12/21/14 so HAPPY SOLSTICE, EVERYONE

Rudy Giuliani points the finger at Obama over NYPD murders

Behold, Comrades- Another victory in The War On Christmas! MWUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

In search of comments from FOXRudyGeraldo, etc...after the many RW terrorist policeshootings?

Jordan Hangs 11 People After Lifting Eight-Year Ban On Executions

Marco Rubio: Rand Paul ‘Chief Cheerleader’ of Obama Foreign Policy

Natural gas flaring in Eagle Ford Shale already surpasses 2012 levels of waste and pollution

Clinton: Off Her Peak, but Still Towering

Belarus blocks online sites and closes shops to stem currency panic

COEXIST’s Bonehead Bumper-Sticker Politics

If half of the cops, and half of the teachers, switch jobs tomorrow. Lock the cops

Lindsey Graham On Death Of NYC Police Officers: 'I Blame The Shooter'

Satanic Temple, Christian State Senator Mount Dueling Displays Outside Michigan Capitol

California Picks Energy Storage Over Some New Power Plant Bids

Religion’s smart-people problem:

Obama's Approval Ratings Improving

Davis: A best friend ... through thick and thin (tissue warning!!!)

The 2016 Senate Race Is Already Shaping Up To Be Tougher For Republicans

Remember when conservatives CONDONED threats against law enforcement officers?

Belarus, Putin's ally, demands Russia to pay in dollars or euros

#SilentNight march in #NYC about to start!

Social Media Challenging Status Quo in Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Violations

Oh those Germans! Enjoy - and you don't need to speak the language

"Muslim shooter=entire religion guilty, Black shooter=entire race guilty, White shooter=mentally

Belarus: Undercover in Europe's last dictatorship

Alright, who did Jerry Jones bribe?

Marine corps barracks in Cherry point North Carolina (union workers?)

Obama: Iran Has Not Advanced Nuclear Ambitions Since U.S. Negotiations Started

Walkergate Was About To Go Nationwide

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Someone With Chronic Illness

STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Monday, 22 December 2014