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Archives: June 8, 2014

Scientists: A mysterious animal ate an entire 9-foot great white shark

Scientists: A mysterious animal ate an entire 9-foot great white shark

Fungus, Climate Change Threatening Big Part of Global Coffee Supply

Tuam mother and baby home: the trouble with the septic tank story

High School valedictorian going from a homeless shelter to Georgetown U.

Anti-Gay Protestors Outwitted in Milwaukee

How can we here at DU blame California Chrome's defeat today on Obama?

Protect AND Serve...

A theory of jerks (by Eric Schwitzgebel)

Orange is the New Black, 2x01

Oh, Mockingbirds!

Aw moment. Twin baby moose:

What a week! Both Trumad and Taterguy crawl out of their holes and grace us.

2014 Belmont Stakes

German and Japanese A-bomb development on WW II

A Tank Only Fears Four Things (by Seth Dickinson)

Jackpot! Repeat customer!

Game of Thrones - The Mountain vs the Viper, re-imagined

Utah School Officials Who Edited Girl's Photos Allowed Boys To Go Shirtless And Show Underwear In

The Serial Killer's Astronaut Daughter (by Damien Angelica Walters)

For-Profit College Enrolls, “Exploits” Student Who Reads At Third Grade Level

Orphan Black: "Variable And Full Of Perturbation" Review

Watching "The Wolf of Wall Street."

I just lost a Black FB friend. I am shaking. Please tell me what I did wrong.

Another helicopter jailbreak in Quebec. This time near Quebec city. Three inmates missing.

So, what did your first job pay? Here's a handy tool to convert it into today's dollars.

Federal Judge To Wisconsin: You Know 'Traditional' Marriage Was Polygamy, Right?

Saw a woman reading "Game of Thrones". The first book in the ASOIAF series. She was 22 pages in.

Former POW John McCain was nicknamed "Songbird" for alleged aerial info. he gave up. True or not

Jim Webb for President?

Billionaire Gets 4 MONTHS For Sexually Assaulting 12-Year-Old Because He’s ‘Productive’

Michelle Obama: You might learn something

PA school aide fed pet treats to 4th grade students, called them ‘cookies’

If every soldier were brave in battle, we wouldn’t need a word for valor.

Map of the second largest religion in each state (Christianity still first in every state)

The Dank...

Your Moment of Squee

The One True Scotsman...

NYT says there was NO stinkin' note

You're getting old!

When Bloviation Trumps Legislation

When Bloviation Trumps Legislation

In Moncton, New Brunswick, the monster was found hiding in trees with the help of

FBI: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's parents have received threats

Bergdahl kept in dark cage for months

"Obama’s approval rating rose amid scandal, poll finds"

In praise of the younger generation.

Fox News Islamophobic Hypocrisy

Report says Corbett's delay in prosecuting Sandusky caused by incompetence, not corruption

California Chrome's Triple try ends in defeat

Immigration is still going to be a problem for Republicans in this election

What you haven't read about Benghazi

A popular GOP meme debunked! Share this with your friends who still believe the lies.

Serious gap with Orange is the New Black (Potential Spoilers)

DVD or Internet Streaming—Which Uses More Energy?

Fox News Guest Launches Race-Based Attack On Neil deGrasse Tyson

"Trying to Reclaim Leadership on Climate Change"

19-Year-Old Figured Out How To Clean Up Half The Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch In Just 10 Years

"L.A. sues JPMorgan Chase, alleges predatory home loans to minorities"

National group calls for Target to ban open carry of firearms

Revisiting the Michael Hastings Rolling Stone article on Bowe Bergdahl

Cop refuses to work at gay pride parade in Utah

Hillary Clinton: I wanted to arm Syrian rebels, but Obama refused

Oh BABY...Don Cheadle is going to KILL as the star of the new Miles Davis biopic.

Is anyone else being alert stalked and over noticed?

The Guardians

Sick Sea Lions Flood Shelters in California

bwahahahaa i lost my first election. i lost my seat

Hundreds of couples rush to marry in Wisconsin

LOL, the WSJ editorial is ready to blame Cochran for "losing" the Senate

Noam Chomsky: A Surveillance State Beyond Imagination Is Being Created in One of the World's Freest Countries

Diablo Canyon Nuke Plant Still Leaking Radiation-High Rad Levels

Back in prison, Russell Erxleben sees himself more victim than con man

We never own Omaha Beach experience..

ok, i just delivered my very biggest huff and puff to bernie sanders sails.

FBI: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's parents have received threats

Marijuana abuse linked to child abuse

pardon bowe bergdahl.

i love this place

Donner, Party of 4, your table is ready

Serves them right for going to church....


Markos is right...6 Dems up for governors

Finished Orange NB to 3rd ep. Is it my imagination or is Crazy Eyes getting a lot crazier?

Win 7 Laptops where to get one

'Guccifer' Hacker Who Leaked Bush Paintings Is Sentenced to Jail

For your enjoyment.

New York Review of Books slams CIA with Twitter attack

To Older, Younger and Middle Aged People of D.U.

Spring finally sprung and a June bug showed up.

See that my grave is kept clean

Gov. Corbett's use of outside legal counsel tops $100 million in 3 years.

Tennessee Legalizes Hemp

Just for fun. The PPM. Interested?

Because I Say So: EU Commissioner Defends Controversial TTIP

Jack Nicholson's Car

What do you do when you live past your actuarial expiration date?

Former Army Chief El-Sissi Sworn In As Egypt's New President

Johnny Manziel drafted by Padres in 28th round

It's Totally Normal That Joe Biden's Son Works for a Ukrainian Energy Company.

6 Right-Wing Lunacies This Week: I’m Not A Scientist But I’m Going to Wage War On Science Anyway

US Official: Bergdahl Tells Military Officials He Was Tortured, Beaten and Held in Cage by Taliban

Anti-homeless spikes installed in posh London neighborhood spark outrage.

5 Most Important Lessons from “Cosmos”

The Past Isn't Past: The Economic Case for Reparations

Eddie Vedder’s Feminism: Flannel-Clad Activism

California: Bay Bridge’s troubled China connection

What America Could Buy With Offshore Tax Money

What America Could Buy With Offshore Tax Money (xpost frm GD)

A new model of liver regeneration: Switch causes mature liver cells to revert back to stem cell-like

Judge Asks for More Information About NSA Spying Evidence Destruction After Emergency Hearing

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) The Pawshank Redemption Edition

Transnistran president Shevchuk says he wants a ‘‘civilised divorce’‘ with Moldova

Egypt, Syria, Libya . . . . What is the Appeal of Phoney Elections in the Middle East?

Temp Nation: How Corporations Are Evading Accountability, at Workers’ Expense

5 Falsehoods Defenders of NSA keep Repeating that Destroy their Credibility

Getting Married ‘Where We Live’: Why Each Marriage Equality Ruling is Historic

Trouble for Merkel: Berlin Divided in Spat over EU Commmission

Interview with UN Peace Envoy Brahimi: 'Syria Will Become Another Somalia'

Game of Thrones 4.9 "The Watchers on the Wall" (spoilers)

Once Upon a Time There was the United States of America

Green oil--could this be economically produced?

The Holly Boy and The Ivy Girl

Holly Bussing

(Austrailia) Deregulation of uni(versity) fees has not worked in the US

Taxes: Who Pays How Much in Eight Charts

Beatae Memoriae - Church Soundscape Generator

Gallup: U.S. Standard of Living Soars, While the Economy Plunges

Do We Really Need to Re-Start the Cold War?

The Draghi Drag: European Central Bank Goes Sub Zero

Elites Push TPP; Jobs Lost, Steel Industry Threatened By Last Trade Deal

The week Golden Dawn turned openly Nazi (SS songs and antisemitism)

BOP: Not Only Cruel and Unusual - Insensitive, Vindictive AND Just Plain Ridiculous

Edward Snowden in conversation with John Perry Barlow - Liveblog at PDF'14

Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors

Colleges are full of it: Behind the three-decade scheme to raise tuition, bankrupt generations, and

Capitalism vs. education: Why our free-market obsession is wrecking the future

The Survivor Mitzvah Project: Helping Elderly Holocaust Survivors

Cable Companies Are Astroturfing Fake Consumer Support to End Net Neutrality

Discontent is Becoming Epidemic

A Crisis to Address: Why the Senate's Discussing a Democracy Amendment

Obama To Use Executive Actions To Address Student Loans

The plot to bring democracy to America

GM’s Cartoon Version of von Hayek’s “Road to Serfdom” – on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Mark "Criminalize Miscarriages" Obenshain nominates Enron's "key conduit to the White House"

Poll: Hillary Clinton a strong leader - POSTED IN THE HILLARY CLINTON GROUP

Morse's walk-off leads Giants over Mets

Walking Preceincts Today for Marc Korman for MD delegate

the red clay of Roland Garos

Psssst. It's the -Sun- ... "Killing 2 Birds With 1 Stone"

Bowe Bergdahl's Father Gets Death Threats

In the war on terrorism, only al-Qa'ida thrives

California Chrome's Triple Crown quest collapses

The word on climate change is getting out?

Many Left Waiting For Hours To Get Home After Belmont Stakes

Obama to take executive steps on student loans

What Media Should Know About The Discredited Psychotherapist Working To Close Down Abortion Clinics

Remembering The Brave D-Day Chaplains Of Normandy 70 Years Later

Slovenes hold referendum on communist-era files

Graham: 'It Would Have Been Fine With Me' If Gitmo Detainees 'Had Died In Jail'

Egyptians for Democracy - UK slams EU stance on Egypt's presidential elections

Cole "Open Carry" Toon

Exchange chief: Let 22 million vets shop exchanges online

"We Don't Negotiate With Muslims"

Military’s new sexual-assault rules present uncharted legal ground

Data sought on how veterans fare as civilians

Gay in Israel 2014: It’s a family affair

Investigations in Roberts Bales case still not public by the Army

Bill Maher goes after Open Carry "ammosexuals" (NOTE: "can't unsee this" WARNING)

Today is the Feast of Pentecost in the Christian calender

Today is the Feast of Pentecost in the Christian calender.

I was trying to explain to my brother why Obamacare is a good thing,

2 Million Expected For Puerto Rican Day Parade

Israel’s Justice Minister performs gay couple’s marriage ceremony despite official ban -

Listening to Nilsson on a beautiful summer morning ...

Some states already lashing at climate rule

Cantor: Suspend US Aid to the Palestinians

New Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson boots 11 staffers

Sinking ties with US linked to Netanyahu's political fortunes

Does anyone know how to pull and post a TV cmmercial? ...

Who else here is sick to death of the term 'slut shame'?

gun dealer rips apart the open carry morons

A Victory for ‘Religious Freedom’ is a Loss for Religion - By Gene Robinson

State, Mid-Hudson trails become part of national trail system

States balk at keeping oil train info from public

Can we have a group hug and sing-along?

New York tied up iw/ a bow

Primaries have about 10% turnout. Yet America claims the mantle of "democracy"?

A comment...

Anti American statements made by POW

Clinton: US push for settlement freeze in 2009 was a tactical mistake

Hillary Clinton: Dems Won't Be Hurt By My Delayed 2016 Decision

John Kerry: Taliban 'Picks Fight' With U.S. 'At Enormous Risk'

DEA Threatens MA Med Marijuana Docs: Give up your DEA license or give up association with dispensary

If old white men feel maligned, they should take their own advice to minorities.

Tech Titans From Both Parties Get Behind Super PAC To End All Super PACs

OK DU - a MUST caption...

Baby Got Bach? Sir Mix-A-Lot performs with the Seattle Symphony

This is obviously sarcasm. With that mindset. Enjoy.

Heavily armed sovereign citizen wounds deputy in doomed GA courthouse takeover plot

British troops to train Kenyan game wardens

Business leaders tout benefits of IBM’s arrival downtown

My concerns about Hillary and 2016

Texas City: An LNG Tanker warning for U.S. port cities and the Panama Canal.

Oh no, I'm having an issue with the MHP discussion ...

How many paychecks can you miss before you are homeless?

Gertrude Simmons Bonnin

OceanChat today, Sunday 6/8/2014

Religious History Lesson: June 6, 1981. Train Conductor Kills 600 people to avoid hitting sacred cow

Bingo going bust in NY

800 dead babies are probably just the beginning

Invest 94E meanders south of Mexico, Invest 90L fizzles out

Egypt 'willing' to re-open Rafah crossing permanently

I saw the planters-salted-caramel-peanuts-presentation-commercial ...

When are we going to do something about this nonsense?

“I am a Republican. I am standing amongst a bunch of Democrats,”

The Swiftboating of Bowe Bergdahl Turns Into a Republican Disaster With Torture Revelation

Dear Nabisco...

Obama favored by 50% of the american people

convert to dng or not

Officials pleased with another strong turnout for Falls gun buy-back

Bowe Burgdahl is being used to deflect from the abomination that is Gitmo.

Government 'names and shames' minimum wage underpayers

Military Caves To Fox News; Creates POW Trade Value Meat Chart

Agri-tourism cluster sprouts new growth

FBI investigating threats against Bergdahl's parents

Augusta votes to accept Oneida Nation funding

Please, someone come take this man and put him away somewhere

tick hell

Visit someone in a rest home today, senior citizen.


High Court offers conciliation process in Bedouin land rights case

We need each other.

Its about white supremacy, pure and simple.

I just posted this on Facebook!

A Plug for Beagles and all Laboratory Animals

Anyone here ever use or install a "whole house" water filtration system?

It should be Saturday, Funday, Sunday...

June 8, 11 A.H. - the Death of Muhammad

Two older gentleman just passed us in the Philly Pride Parade, with a banner 'Just Married.'

This guy cut me off, but I decided to let it slide...

Texas cares, they want reparative therapy, they don't give a damn about the general

Motion Filed to Dismiss Case Against Pelletier Family

'Post Abortion Syndrome' doesn't exist: studies. Lots of them.

Plaintiff in the Supreme Court Case Legalizing Religious Invocations, Sees Some Silver Linings

RAVITCH: The Inside Story of How Bill Gates Bought the Common Core Standards

Lincoln’s treatment of Civil War deserters

Bulgaria Halts Work on South Stream Gas Pipeline

Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church members prepare for 100th anniversary

Anyone here attend the Capitol Pride Parade in D.C.?

All sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and transphobia, etc, is rooted in ignorance.

Computer passes 'Turing Test' for the first time after convincing users it is human

The requirement for notification was satisfied...

Alan Turing killed himself 60 years ago yesterday.

What are you reading the week of June 8, 2014?

BERGDAHL -- Republicans, Have You No Shame? --->

How the Internet Is Transforming from a Tool of Liberation to One of Oppression

Which Legendary Racehorse Are You?

Latest strategery

Don't Think of A RINO: How Battleground Texas is the New Scare Word for Texas GOP

How Passive-Aggressive Are You?

A snake`s belly is higher

In Under Reported News - Scott Walker Scuttles Train Deal

Leaving the USS Liberty Crew Behind

Dear John McCain

Sen. Saxby Chambliss The Draft Dodging Republican Refuses To Believe That Bowe Bergdahl Was Tortured

The classics: Great Explanations

El Nińo Odds Raised to 70% by NOAA, But El Nińo is Actually Imminent

Good afternoon!

Thanks for nothing, jerkface (on Google +'s real name enforcement)


Gunmen attack Karachi's Jinnah International Airport

Youtube, Twitter, and FaceBook are set to merge, and will henceforth be known as YouTwitFace

Go home Grampy.

The NFL's extravagant demands for Super Bowl host cities

If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will.

Game of Thrones: Interesting theory about cousin Orson Lannister (SPOLERS)

To the Younger Members of DU:

'We can offer a better class of baby with a good background'

what's for dinner - sunday, june 8th

Truck driver who injured Tracy Morgan in crash drove for WAL-MART

Combative Maine governor in three-way re-election race

Why is the next presidential election happening AFTER the '14 midterms?? *I* say it's a Rovian plot!

New Republican Bumper Sticker

Tucker Carlson defends Sleeping at the Wheel as something that is natural...

Feeling a little backed up? I've found the cure...

(Video) Silas House urges fellow Appalachian academics to join the fight against gay discrimination

Gay and invisible in Appalachia

B-2s arrive at RAF Fairford to train, exercise capability

NSA Spying On Congress, Admirals, Lawyers-Content As Well As Metadata--Cheney Was Running the Show

Does anyone have experience with Supartz?

Peres, Abbas, and Francis

Western Sahara: Independence for Africa’s last colony?

Vegas shooting,officers down,shooters at large,swat team called in.

Mr. Sulu and Caroline Kennedy at her Tokyo residence...

So I watched "The Purge" last night. Is that what we can expect next from Ammosexuals?

Lola's Radio Flyer tour

Obama Admits That He Wants to Go Off On Republican Climate Change Deniers

Henry Giroux - Authoritarianism and the Future of the Left

Study: Entitled attitudes are linked to sexism....even among women

Chicken liver paté

Sunday Afternoon Summer Drinking

Michael Gove forced to apologise to Theresa May after feud over Islamic extremism schools row

Five reported dead in North Las Vegas police ambush

Peeking out

Rookie Ricciardo takes out Canadian F1 Grand Prix

Moral Monday for Public Education

All heart and no cattle...

PHOTO: Soldier punches Palestinian activist in the face

Clever little guy...

Head of Open Carry doesn't "feel any responsibility" for his members' threats against citizens.

What the "moral majority" would have done....

Luckovich toon: Left behind

All I want to say to the younger generation:

"Consensual sex" is just sex.

So the odds are against us and the situation is grim. So what do we do?

Moyers and Co. Joseph E. Stiglitz Calls for Fair Taxes for All

Ukraine energy firm Burisma hires Biden’s son as top lawyer

Best Damn Thing I've Read All Day -- A personal narrative about Bowe Bergdahl

If I hear one more white person say "Black folk us the N word why cant I?"

Former Marine now carries revolver to protect himself from Open Carry

I will continue to believe that the most destructive aspect of the NRA is the fear of data...

Slave in China, Yet to Get Paid in Dubai

Eduardo Galeano, The World Cup and the Corporatization of Soccer

NYT: False Charges of Apartheid

US Decision to Work with PA-Hamas Government a Victory for Terrorism; Emboldens Anti-Semites

Juan Williams Slams GOP Who 'Flip-Flopped' On Bergdahl In 'Most Craven Way'

John Kerry says what I have been thinking.

Georgia Toddler Needs Our Prayers...TODAY!

Ha’aretz playing into anti-Semites’ hands

Olivia DeHavilland will be 98 July 1. Will the Kennedy Center Honors follow?

Authors believe Caril Ann Fugate was unfairly convicted in ’58 killing spree (Frighteners connection

John McCain: Obama released the ‘jihadists responsible for 9/11; to get Sgt. Bergdahl

a walk in president obama’s shoes

Rain!!! Rain at last!!!!!

Obama To Sign Executive Order Easing Student Loan Woes

Harvard Book Store to Host Hillary Clinton Book Signing

A Sword Beats a Pistol

Wall Street Journal Editor: Don’t Hike Minimum Wage Because Workers ‘Learn’ From Poverty

Fox analyst: Bergdahl was freed in a Muslim ‘smock’ so he might be a Taliban sympathizer

Fox host Chris Wallace asks if death penalty for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should be ‘on the table’

Tesla Wins Big Battle In New Jersey, As Bill A3216 Passes Committee Vote

Wall Street Journal editor: Don’t hike minimum wage because workers ‘learn’ from poverty


Stories From An Occupation: The Israelis Who Broke Silence

Wall Street Journal editor: Don’t hike minimum wage because workers ‘learn’ from poverty

So I was talking to this lady last night...

Republicans protect voting whites

Annexation Plan Sparks Threat to Topple Israel Government

Morgan recovering after surgery following crash

Interesting interview. Pretty much nails it.