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Archives: December 27, 2014

US Grains Council: By 2022, China Will Import 1/5 To 1/3 Of Global Corn Crop Just To Feed Pigs

Trans-Pacific Partnership and Monsanto

Michelle Bachmann: Obama Supporting ‘Islamic Jihad’ & Laughed At Me During White House Holiday Party

2014: The Beginning of the End for the GOP?

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax policies are scaring off other GOP-led states, Politico says

Polite Racists

2013's Ice-Bound Science Ship Findings; Antarctic Berg Grounding Slowed Global Ocean Circulation

This is the Onion, right? Right? It's not?

Projection - For Each 1C Increase In Global Temperatures, A 6% Fall In Global Wheat Output

LG headquarters stormed by prosecutors over washing machine debacle

Victory belongs to the people!!!!


Marco Rubio could collide with Jeb Bush on presidential campaign trail

Fox Affiliate Apologizes for Editing Innocent Protesters to Sound Like Bloodthirsty Cop Killers

"Things Are Looking Up" - By Taegan Goddard

Guess I'm going to the movies in January. Selma, for those who remember.

"Better Call Saul" teaser (link):

$11,050 fine

First Order Of Business For New GOP-Led Congress: Cook The Books


Putin couldn't make Russia a great power, so he made it a geopolitical racketeer

For anyone wondering how Alaska's "unity" ticket would work out

If Sony or Microsoft have your CC info... It may have been released to the internet

Giuliani’s claim that Obama launched anti-police ‘propaganda’

Indiana Man Mauled to Death by Pet Dog on Christmas

Porn star who lost job as teacher appeals ruling, saying she can still 'promote Christian values'

What does the FBI stand for?

Column: Invisible Among Us

Who was Alan Gross working for?

I'm going to be making a batch of raspberry and cranberry cheese cake cupcakes tonight

Government Funded By Fees = Failure to Tax 1%’s Top 50 Science and Environment Photos of 2014 - Pic Heavy

Dancers who sued strip club Jaguars over wages agree to $2.3 million settlement

Mandatory Friday Malloy Truthseekers check in!! TGIF! Happy Holidays!!! & a new Kitteh gif

I understand the demographics of DU

Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91

The Timex Man

Paul Krugman Op-Ed: Republicans Were Wrong About EVERYTHING In 2014

The pending new year is already driving up prices

Scolded by my husbands sister

One topic in gender issues that I rarely see discussed

How Bigots Help Us (Cross posted from LGBT)

"This Is Life" with Lisa Ling on cnn

A great essay about Iggy Azalea, cultural appropriation, and black women in the industry ...

My 2012 "McLaughlin Awards" (Part 2)

Update on Smokey,our cat. He might be coming home tomorrow.

GT Racing 2 APK Android

What the Military-Industrial Complex would look like without 9-11

Feds investigate RadioShack's handling of 401(K) money

Grain-Free Baked Goods

Weekend Economists Ring Out the Old December 26-28, 2014

See these three movies. Please.

Tech Billionaire Slams His Peers For Being 'Stingy'

Awright, you know how this kind of silly thing intrigues me.

The last installment of a The Hobbit. My wife and girls and I went a few days before Christmas.

something we were discussing about Christmas around the dinner table...

(from 2006) Philadelphia Magazine: "Dr. Huxtable & Mr. Hyde"

Swedish marchers denounce Christmas Day arson attack on mosque

TYT: White Cop Kills Black Teen Near Ferguson

TYT: Obviously, “Jihad On Cops” To Be Blamed On ‘PigSharpton’ & deBlasio

New Yorker: Why Airlines Want to Make You Suffer

Obama hopes to enlist GOP in push for trade pact, despite Democratic resistance

Brazilian oil company Petrobras sued by US city

Jesus Wasn't Born Rich. Think About It. - Posted in Interfaith.

North Korea blasts U.S. over release of 'The Interview'

Bill Nye vs Sir Issac Newton

Why foreign military forces trained by the US military generally fail

Top UK Retailers Targeted in Price Tag Switch for Living Wage

USA Today Wants You to Think Killings of Police Are on the Rise

China Plans to Shut Down 2,000 Coal Mines Next Year in Effort to Reduce Pollution

For the lovely chocolate lab of a fine photographer in Southern MD:

Obama hopes to enlist GOP in push for trade pact, despite Democratic resistance

Is "Epic Rap Battles Of History" cultural appropriation?

330-mile ride in South Dakota and Minnesota remembers hangings of Dakota Indians in 1862

for chocolate lab of fine photographer in Southern MD.

Black vs white interaction with the police

The World’s Largest Clairvoyance Experiment Has Begun

In the U.S. 397,122 children are living without permanent families in the foster care system.

Oops: seal winds up in a field

WTF is Cultural Appropriation

The Exodus Interview

N. Korea Calls Obama 'Monkey' in Hacking Row

Animal fun with balls

Astrophysicist angers Christians with Christmas tweet

Thousands Attend 8-Hour Wake For Slain NYC Officer

Berkly PD Spokesperson admits to showing EDITED video claiming....

Daily Holidays - December 27

2014 in memoriam

Police Violence and Violence Against the Police

Tariq Ali: Trapped in a System Where Nothing Changes, We Can’t Breathe

Find the furthest city on earth from your place or anywhere else.

China, Vietnam to address maritime disputes without using 'megaphone diplomacy': Xinhua

Swedish PM calls off snap election after deal with center-right

Erdogan: Turkey has the freest press in the world

Two policemen killed in Cairo attack

The Interview: What did you think? *possible spoilers*

Affordable Care Act’s Tax Effects Now Loom for Filers

It's Car Buying Season: 8 Ways Used Car Dealers Can Swindle You

American Sniper Feeds America's Hero Complex, and It Isn't the Truth About War

I remember when "cultural appropriation" was seen as a sign of an inclusive society

Right-Wingers on Twitter Blow Up After Neil DeGrasse Tyson Tells a Few Harmless Xmas Jokes

Person claims he was a victim of a home invasion last night

No no no.....

Sweden to scrap new election: confirmed

Cromnibus: The Formula for Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal

Obama: U.S. less racially divided now than in 2009

Neighbor convicted of euthanizing sick man's dog

After Scrutiny, C.I.A. Mandate Is Untouched

Welfare drug testing pilot program signed into law by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch

How I Became Homeless

Scientists find a way to prevent, reverse chronic pain


Mr. Putin’s Global Courtships

January 2015 TV premieres link

Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man

De Blasio is the new #1 target of the right wingers.

The sun must have risen in the west yesterday: Delta got us to South Carolina on time!

Newest U.S. Stealth Fighter ‘10 Years Behind’ Older Jets

just saw on m$nbc: 'motorcade controversy'

Breathtaking photos of the human race (Caution: photos may be disturbing to some.)

And the number one religion news story of 2014 is:

"Wieder Krieg in Europa? Nicht in unserem Namen!"

Thousands expected at funeral for fallen NYPD officer

Crime rate down 15% in Colorado - Murder rate down 42% !

‘Mister Transparency’ on Life After The Sony Hack

The honey badger presidency

Islam's Dysfunctional State: In Isis-controlled Syria and Iraq everyday life is falling apart

Syria 'ready to participate' in Moscow peace talks

Origins of the police

Cops subdue killler pit bull, do not kill it

Chinese Hit Back Against a Foreign Intrusion: Christmas

Today marks an unwanted anniversary:

Armed Woman Hospitalized After Being Shot In The Leg By Police At Hollywood Boulevard

Analysis: In 'religious freedom,' GOP finds sticky issue

1944: FDR seizes control of Montgomery Ward (and speaking of labor: Walmart wages in 2015)

Please, someone explain the boots to me?

How algae can harvest precious metals and biofuel from mining’s toxic sludge

"Historic" gains by Republicans in last election?

Bankers Brought Rating Agencies ‘To Their Knees’ On Tobacco Bonds

When rock-n-roll was new in the 1950s, Americans of all colors and backgrounds were involved.

Q: Is it true that George W. Bush took more vacation days than Barack Obama? A: Yes.

Lao Tzu quote:

Vatican: Preserving ethnological artifacts

This song is probably Number One on Dick Cheney's playlist.

If I'm arrested for attacking a fashion model w/ a rolled up newspaper while in a blind panic

LOL: 'The Interview' cut short by power failure at one N.J. theater, report says

“No, I’m basically selling insurance, but not getting a commission.”

Sony About to Get Sued For Pirating Music in The Interview

Other TV premeire date links

A Film I Helped Produce - The People Of Dayton, a Folk Journalism Documentary

The People of Dayton - A Folk Journalism Documentary

North Korea blames U.S. for Internet outages, calls Obama a 'monkey'

Teens vandalized our neighborhood last night

Dr Neil Tyson being devilish on Xmas..

What It's Like To Marry An Atheist When You Believe In God

Typical PR special in Pinellas...

"Screech" Arrested in Bar Stabbing

5 Silliest Religious Exemptions Cases in 2014

This Year in Satanism

2014: The Year Propaganda Came Of Age - The Automatic Earth

Where were all these cops when Jerad Miller (who threatened the Feds at the Bundy ranch)

State Takes Over York City Schools:

Looking back, looking ahead

Anybody here planning a trip to Cuba?

That back turning at the funeral is

'I can’t explain my grief in losing them': Restaurant worker finds widow's lost wedding rings...

Florida making a spectacle of itself over gay marriage. County clerks caught in legal tug-of-war!

Wisconsin: Our School Funding System, and Why Change is Needed

Biden: NY officers' deaths touched soul of nation

Rep. Gwen Moore calls for broader federal review of Dontre Hamilton case

N. Korea compares Obama to monkey in hacking row

Que viva Latinoamerica!

North Korea's Internet and Mobile Phone Network 'Paralyzed'

One area where America is more racially divided than before Barack Obama took office

“It was like Braveheart”???

U.S. Stockpiling Fighting Vehicles Near Iraq Ahead of Anti-ISIS Offensive

Civil War tragedy

"Mitt Romney promised to bring unemployment down to 6%.... Newt Gingrich promised $2.50 gas"

Is it a sin to have more than $400,000 in stocks, money, and not give at least half of it to your

Very sad and dignified funeral service for Officer Ramos.

City Link collapse: union meets administrators in effort to save jobs

Faux "news" Keith Ablow isn't the only batshit crazy psychiatrist...

Like a cannonball loose inside a pinball machine . . .

Heads up! THere's a classic mess out on old 86.

What's for Dinner, Sat., Dec. 27, 2014

Milwaukee county supervisor (republican, naturally) makes racist tweet...

Hundreds Turn Their Back on de Blasio at NYPD Officer's Funeral

The dangerous message of The Hunger Games

Is it immoral to buy a life insurance

FOX "News"

US mission in Havana to become embassy amid thaw

Inside Japan's Controversial Military Expansion

The worst journalism of 2014

TPP Passage Will Guarantee 3rd World Wages In US. American Workers Will Not Be Able To Compete.

New info on the OMD M5 mkII

Cellphones cut off, East Cleveland weighs bankruptcy

North Korea berates Obama over The Interview release

As Medicaid Rolls Swell, Cuts in Payments to Doctors Threaten Access to Care

Duck Dynasty has a college football BOWL GAME now

Need Some Help - Looking For A Recent Political Cartoon Posted Here On DU That.....

Rebecca Solnit: The Age of Capitalism is over

December Photo Contest Voting - Poll #1

Lauren Faust explains why I love My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Navy Helicopter Drone Completes First Round of Testing

December Photo Contest Voting - Poll #2

Syria Ready To Discuss Russia Peace Plan Talks, Opposition Dismissive


Let's do it...

A Different Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

So police go on a national, general strike, tomorrow, ALL of them nationwide...

A Former Ground Zero Goes to Court Against the World’s Nuclear Arsenals

Russia Says To Supply Coal, Electricity To Ukraine

Despite Election Day Losses, MayDay and the Anti-Corruption Movement Are Making Inroads

Grinch of the year award: Woman found guilty of stealing sick neighbor's dog and euthanizing it

‘I Don’t Deserve to Die on the Street:’ Inside a Funeral for the Homeless

What's going on w TPP resistance? asking Senators to explain and promise to defeat?

Hyde Park on Hudson

"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"

Funniest Political Memes of 2014

U.S. Bolsters Missile-Defense Presence in Japan

TCM Remembers 2014

'I Can't Breathe' t-shirts see high-school basketball team disinvited from event

Entire Town’s Police Force Went on Strike, It Backfired. No One Wants Them Back

Most outrageous Rockers of 2014?

14 Religious Moments In 2014 That Give Us Hope For 2015

Music Video: Baby Groot Dancing to Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

Rex Ryan Reportedly Has Cleared Out His Office

What a beautiful day to be on the bike.

So now if we're against the cops killing unarmed civilians without cause,

Religion In The Comics - 006

Anyone have a great high protein muffin recipe, gluten free?

What is American Culture?

California readies for 900 new laws

2014 Failed and Forgotten Psychic Predictions

The FCC Just Mysteriously Lost Almost 800,000 Net Neutrality Comments...

If You Thought Stop-And-Frisk Was Bad, You Should Know About Jump-Outs

I don't know what the hell is wrong with DU right now.

One friggin' good cop in the whole damn bunch....

Melo on the 5-26 Knicks: 'We're dying'

I grew up watching a lot of dystopia in sci-fi movies and reading about it in books

Woman Charged For Throwing Bacon At Police. This is not satire...

NY Times OpEd: Nebraska's Lonely Progressives

Good riddance to 2014

NY Times Op-Ed: Nebraska's Lonely Progressives

James acknowledges Tobias Harris' trash-talking 'absolutely' woke him up for dominating performance

Yes, there are some good companies out there

Do you support NYPD members turning back on DiBlasio?

Court gives York, PA schools to Charter Schools USA. Stripped local school board of power.

College hunt looms for first daughter Malia Obama

Life hack on how to recharge alkaline cells

Rapper facing 25 years to life for lyrics

Court gives York, PA schools to Charter Schools USA. Stripped local school board of power.

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Provocative Tweets About Christmas Started An Internet Flame War

....there's no need to write dystopian fiction anymore. it's just...reality.

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Reflections on what became my most retweeted tweet:

How does BITCOIN have a bowl game?

They Ask For Sympathy and Respect, But Showed None For The Victim --->

Cultural appropriation - photo evidence snapped this week!!1!!!!

For-profit firms provide less in hospice care

Suggestions please for backups

Here is how the Fraternity of Police turned out for ,,,,,

Dale Brown of Detroit-based Threat Management Center is On-Point

Vatican Frees Activist Who Stole Baby Jesus Statue While Topless

Snow disruption across UK

Jen, my wife, has a message for you all this evening (and me, too).

Obama doesn't give a shit about torture.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi becoming the new Anita Bryant over gay marriage

When America Came 'This Close' to Establishing a 30-Hour Workweek

Back at the cottage for a few days, and thought y'all might like this sunset:

Time for a New Artistic Movement

Pioneering Doctor Working to Reverse Alzheimers Offers 36 Ways Help Avoid the Disease

Miyamoto Musashi speaks..

Do You Have a Favorite Episode of "WKRP In Cincinnati"?

Third time's the charm.

The Fork

Jamaican artiste Sean-Paul has been threatened by a group in the Maldives

After Yrs w/o a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves — And They’ll Own It

In Ferguson

The mothership attempts landing at SF..

Man from Ahmadi religious minority killed in Pakistan after Muslim leader calls them 'enemy'

NAFTA, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Clinton Global Initiative

What's Your Favorite Episode from Sanford and Son?

Chateau Montelena

Pope Francis’s edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches

International Corporate Owned Media - Who pays the price? Panel Report (Part 2)

Pope Francis’s edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches

fwiw, Network Security for Dummies free right now from MakeUseOf

One of al-Shabaab's most-wanted leaders surrenders to Somali police

Palestinians arrested after firebomb attack injures Israeli girl and father

I made my wife peppermint bark for Christmas - so easy...

Greece on brink of new ‘catastrophe’ as PM battles to avert snap elections

i am ashamed of the officers at the funeral for Officer Rafael Ramos.

Egypt cuts 'gay wedding video' jail terms