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Archives: December 31, 2018

20 of History's Greatest Inventions ..(we often take for granted...don't we?)

What the heck are they chanting??

Man With Gun Told Police He Was Going To Texas Church To Fulfill 'A Prophecy'

least suitable

The TINIEST piglet--very cute:

Tiny piglet named Bubbles:

The Chemistry of Sriracha: Hot Sauce Science

New Year's Day Is Also Emancipation Day.

Happy Days Ahead -New Years Greetings !

Flowers blooming in a freezing night (凍える夜に咲いた花 )- D'espairsRay

There once was a President named Trump,

Just had a discussion with a retired Boeing employee

Who we have to "thank" for the Trump presidency.

Bernie alumni seek meeting to address 'sexual violence' on '16 campaign

Arizona Cardinals secure the #1 pick in 2019 NFL draft

Ever Heard Of Severance Tax? It's How Texas Makes Money Off Oil And Gas Drilling.

Retired General McChrystal: trump is Immoral and Dishonest

Jrock News: AnCafe is breaking up..

Gen. Stanley McChrystal: I Wouldn't Work For 'Immoral' Trump

ACLU sues Louisiana library over Drag Queen Story Hour ban

Binged 3 years of The Last Kingdom in 3 days. Now on withdrawal.

God, My Dog and I - a story from WWII

Texas Lawmaker Files Bill to Gut State Funding of Film, TV and Video Game Production

Employees from Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign allege 'sexual violence and harassment'

Looking for sideyard garden ideas.

Heads up for you Beatles fans: 60 Minutes features Paul McCartney tonight

Once again, a private equity firm pays off investors, shorts pensioners millions

The only wall America needs

Hollywood execs lining up to tell Michael Cohen's story

Stephen Miller steps into spotlight amid chaos in 'zombie' White House press shop

Lindsey Graham: I 'feel a lot better' about Syria pullout after lunch with Trump

Trump Digs In, Darkening Hopes for a Deal to End the Shutdown

A new report suggests NYC's real estate downturn is deepening, and may not hit bottom for months

Trump claims 'wall' around Obamas' DC home is 'same thing' as border wall

Roger Stone turns on Jerome Corsi: He worked with Mueller to 'sandbag me'

Werner Heisenberg, Kurt Gdel, and Noam Chomsky walk into a bar...

I would not want to be driving near this vehicle

After being blocked, evangelist Franklin Graham claims Facebook 'is censoring free speech'

Exiting lawmakers jockey for K Street perch

★★<MV>★★ Chu's day. 「ROCKSTAR」‐Music Video

Republican losers we won't miss in 2019

TCM Schedule for Tuesday, January 1: 100th Birthday Tribute: Carole Landis

Mike Bloomberg prepared to spend at least $100 million on a 2020 campaign for president if he...

Pig Raised By Cats Thinks He's One Of Them Now - DRAGONLORD UPDATE

My sis in Japan, Rocks out! Rie aka Suzuku!

None of the top-6 most highly paid NFL QBs made the playoffs this year!

A new year with the hope of happy times! I want wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Do you know what this is?

Free College Tuition in USVI Closer to Reality Following Bill's Passage in Senate

During the French revolution a priest, a drunk and an engineer are sent to the guillotine.

Black Teacher Sues District, Says She Endured 'Racial Jeers, Insults'

If I were to spot an alien with superior powers, it would be like...

Gemma Johnson shows no effort at all. 😂

Number of journalists killed in 2018 and where

Medicinal Marijuana Bill Passes Legislature, Is Now One Signature Away From Being Legal in USVI

John Dawson Read, A Friend of Mine

Watching Victoria tonight...

From the WaPo. I just hate what this country is becoming. Sorry for the link.

Preview For This Week's Top 10 Conservative Idiots

My guy made me some cornbread tonight

Louis CK

PROMESA Board Wants Food Stamp Work Requirement for Puerto Rico

How Russian Money Helped Save Trump's Business

There are THREE days left before Democratic Leadership of the House

Record number of Britons seeking Irish passports ahead of Brexit

Massive Attack - Black Milk

Neighbors rescue a Raccoon sentenced to death by hanging

A rat infested town asked the local religious leaders for help...

Made ranch dressing spices pork chops. They were really good. The sauce

'A kick in the stomach': massive GM layoffs leave workers distraught - and angry

Does the border fence work?

Puerto Rico Lost Nearly 130,000 Residents after Hurricane Maria

Sometimes seeing advertising online is very interesting.

Pennsylvania grassroots stop GOP election theft.

Waste of Energy

California Electric Utility Could Face Murder Charges For Wildfire, AG Says

U.S. Armed Forces All-female African American WWII Unit Honored with Monument at Fort Leavenworth

Bonus Tweet of the Day

World's Cutest Package Thief Is Far Too Adorable To Be Angry About

Two from Arthur Bliss: "Concerto for Two Pianos" and "A Color Symphony-Blue"/ Three from John Luther

365 day transformation

Editorial: Trump and sheriff exploit officer's death for political points

British guitarist reacts to the BAND-MAID doing something CRAZY! Playing LIVE!

Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison

In my little personal life, I will not seriously consider any argument

British guitarist reacts to the BAND-MAID doing something CRAZY! Playing LIVE!

Roy Orbison- You Got It

Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion

Here's how federal inmates made an Alabama sheriff $1.5 million

Aerosmith - Livin' On The Edge

Putin, Trump, and the New Cold War Between Liberalism and White Supremacy

Mexican politician climbs border wall to prove a point

After Langford, White remains the last in prison for Jefferson County sewer scandal

Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water

I've been up all night

this video of a dog disrupting a christmas parade is the best thing

Judge reschedules trial in Spencer Collier lawsuit against former Gov. Robert Bentley

No exit: America's not only trapped in Trump's legal reality show, we're paying for it

Secretary of State takes legal action against nine campaigns for finance violations

Roy Moore: "It's about time" the 2017 special election is investigated

Russian security agency arrests 'US spy' in Moscow

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte claims he abused maid as teenager

New Horizons heads for flyby of space rock 4bn miles from Earth

Legendary Animator Don Lusk Dead at 105

Newly knighted cancer scientist Mel Greaves explains why a cocktail of microbes could give protectio

35 yrs ago today; The Bell System is broken up

Brexit, Trump, Putin...

Why an insurance policy change has some ER doctors worried in Mississippi

Time Left Until Year 2019 Around the World

May would be 'good time' for Trump visit to UK after Brexit: envoy

Lily flower Origami

Former finance exec John Delaney leaves Congress on his own terms -- to run for president in 2020

A year of unprecedented deception: Trump averaged 15 false claims a day in 2018

Monday TOONs - 2018: Adios, Adieu, Sayonara. Th-th-th-That's All, Folks

Post a photo that you took in 2018!

Michelle Obama and Politics: A (Sort of) Love Story

Louis C.K. Goes After Parkland Victims ... In Leaked Audio of New Stand-Up

The Twit tweets: An all concrete Wall was NEVER ABANDONED...

Madagascar pochard: World's rarest bird gets new home

How Apps on Android Share Data with Facebook (even if you don't have a Facebook account)

Populist leaders to attend Jair Bolsonaro's inauguration in Brazil

7-year-old girl killed after white man pulls alongside black family's car and opens fire

Palestinian court jails U.S.-Palestinian for life for Jerusalem land sale

Afghanistan's presidential elections delayed until July

John Kelly Confirms He Was Lying All Along

Yee Haw, Cough, I Mean Ty Kho

Vatican spokesman, deputy resign suddenly

Trump staff 'terrified' because 'mentally incapacitated' president thinks he's winning wall fight

Opinion: Roubini: President Trump is flirting with mutually assured economic destruction

Unplugged

Devastating storm Usman leaves 68 dead in the Philippines

French court orders sending Central African Republic war crimes suspect to ICC

Forum: What's the Matter With the Supreme Court?

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith did not return over $50,000 in donations following scandal-plagued campa

He knows how to destroy but has built absolutely nothing...

FBI Reportedly Has Fake Green Cards Given to Undocumented Immigrants Working at Trump Golf Course

Elizabeth Warren launches 2020 presidential exploratory committee

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false claims on migrant child deaths

When Too Cute Is Too Much, The Brain Can Get Aggressive

Karma

Trump's Incurable Incompetence

Huey, Dewey, and Bruce!

Armed man arrested on way to Texas church to fulfill a 'prophecy'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren announces 2020 presidential bid

In three days, the whole world changes for Donald Trump and his White House...

What Should Democrats Not Investigate?

The last 3 days of "Both parties are the same..."

Republicans expect the worst in 2019 but see glimmers of hope from doom and gloom.

Videos Show Migrant Children Being Slapped, Dragged At Since-Shuttered Arizona Shelter

Trump pushes back on Kelly claim: All concrete wall was 'never abandoned'

Imagine, in three days, the Democrats will have the most powerful woman in the U.S.A.

Trump and Russia: What to expect from Mueller in 2019

I really don't want to hear about potential Presidential candidates right now ...

Trump Hits Back At 'Failed Generals' Who Were 'Unable To Do The Job' Over Syria Withdrawal Criticism

Escaped lion kills 22-year-old worker at NC preserve before being shot, officials say

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: Trump Holding America 'Hostage' For His Wall With $5 Billion 'Ransom Note'

The doomsday bomb -by Tom Tomorrow

Cats seem to have a knack for finding the most comfortable spot in the house.

New Horizons heads for flyby of space rock 4bn miles from Earth

"Can you prove God doesn't exist?" (an imaginary exchange)

Brexit: US ambassador to UK Johnson warns on trade deal

Trump compares border wall to 'Wall around' Obama home

Bone Spurs Taking Swipes This Morning at "Failed Generals"

Parkland victim's father suggests Trump putting Obama's safety at risk with wall tweet

This is not normal

She would have turned 70 today: Donna Summer

Elizabeth Warren launches 2020 presidential exploratory committee

Elizabeth Warren's video launching an exploratory committee

Trump: I Should Be a 'National Hero'

I can no longer post pics/memes from Facebook to DU and/or other sites

Read Mattis' Farewell Message to the Troops

This had us scratching our heads seven years ago:

Happy New Year from South Korea

Angst. All this fucking angst. All the time. 24/7/365.

In Orange County, a Republican Fortress Turns Democratic

An Interesting Look Into The Use Of Force.....

Rescued Duck Sisters Get Their Own Little House

Outgoing defense secretary urges employees to stay focused

IBEW International Day of Service Makes an Impact in the Twin Cities

Elizabeth Warren Launches 2020 Presidential Campaign

Inside the Pence-Schumer showdown

Spot the Looney...

A Massive Amount of Iconic Works Will Enter the Public Domain on New Year's Eve

Keep your pets calm and safe tonight!

Will McConnell support Trump on his continued shutdown of our government?

George Conway: at least you can argue that Mexico has paid for the spaces between the slats.

New Year's Eve (Nina Gordon)

Child shot and killed while leaving Walmart with family.

I am Jewish. I wear glasses. I am bisexual -- and I'm the Rose Queen

Metro suspends rail service in part of D.C. for police investigation

Dear Donald: You're over

NEWS: House Dems have decided on their approach to reopen government.

Reporter catches Trump in a bald-faced lie about being in the Oval Office

House GOP Quietly Ends Probe Into FBI's 2016 Actions

Classy as always - tweet from Hillary Clinton:

Perhaps he's off his rocker - but also off to Mara lago?

*** NFL PICKS / WILDCARDS ***

New brew: the Native American women upending craft beer-and haven for the local LGBTQ and indigenou

No-deal Brexit ferry company owns no ships and has never run Channel service

My thoughts. After Rump i'm thinking the president has way too much power!!!

Retired Gen. David Petraeus Says He Wouldn't Serve in the Trump Administration

Dotard tweet this morning:

UCF official: President Dale Whittaker, others involved in planning on Trevor Colbourn Hall

AFP's WH correspondent points out Trump's lying in tweet saying he's in the Oval Office this morning

How has gun violence impacted your community? Interactive Map

During the Cold War, kids ducked and covered under their desks because of the fear of nuclear war

House Democrats prepare bills to end government shutdown,

House Democrats plan Thursday vote to end shutdown

Sheriff's Office to refer dragging, shoving incidents at migrant child shelter to prosecutors

These giant and multi-colored squirrels are so beautiful it's hard to believe they are real

Mark Hamill: I love my country & feel it's my patriotic duty to oppose this demented sociopath

Trump returns to border wall fight: 'Democrats, come back from vacation now'

Gulper Eel Balloons Its Massive Jaws

Judas Priest - Breaking The Law

Tasha..where are you?

Michelle Obama's New Year's Eve Message:

Judas Priest - Victim Of Changes

Republicans still clinging to Trump

I agree with Tea Pain

Scott Pruitt: After the high life, a job hunt

About the Women's Day March in Eureka, CA.

NEW YORK CHINESE FOOD TOUR - Teddy Bear SICHUAN HOTPOT & GIANT Soup Dumplings

Opinion: Why retirees should feel very worried right now

"Chocolat Sermon" Pere Henri's sermon in "Chocolat" inclusion, embracing. . .

'Shakshuka' from Maureen Abood website:

Brennan hopes GOP abandons Trump in 2019 over 'malfeasance, corruption'

Making of Chocolat - Chocolat (2000) behind the scenes (one of my favourites!!)

Creators' Year in Review, Part 5: Who Will Be the Breakout Creators of 2019?

Over $100K in Comic Books Stolen From Storage Unit

House Dems plan to pass 6 bills on Thursday night to reopen the gov't. "Not one dime" for the wall.

''We must have the courage to take on the greed and ideology of the billionaire class ... ''

Jill Stein Campaign Response to Accusation of Use of 2016 Recount Money for Legal Defense

Melanie plans for NYE 2018 to #BeBest EVAH by staying at Mar-a-Lago

Chickpeas Sit In Silos As Trump's Trade Wars Wage On

House Dems have prepared 6 bills to reopen gov on Thurs night & Not 1 dime for wall.

Netanyahu to Ask Pompeo to Slow Syria Pullback, Official Says

"Democrats say a properly built wall is old technology...but so is the wheel!" He's on a roll, folks

CULTURE & ARTS: I Was A Cable Guy. I Saw The Worst Of America.

Natasha Bertrand is right. It's "interesting" that Mueller just filed a SEALED status report

Just a question; since Ryan destroyed America and quit

Cleaning the Congressional Stables

Black Monday - so far

WOW! It's gonna be a ROCKIN' NEW YEARS EVE as Fox's Pete Hegseth INTERVIEWS TRUMP! WOW!

Put on msnbc after a week off: nothing changed.

Picked up Fahrenheit 11/9 at Redbox

Any Plans for Crafting Projects for 2019?

Survivors of Brain Injury and Addiction Among HHRS News.com's "Jersey-est" of 2018

January 6th

Affordable Care Act Can Stay In Effect While Under Appeal, Judge Says

Just a reminder, from Mexico

Howard Dean: Dems can't negotiate with Trump on shutdown because he's 'mentally incapacitated'

kellyanne conway thinks she's soooo clever...'Less Hula, More Moola'

What did the western trump say ...

Breathing easier -- CPS closing 'Dirty' Deely

Taxpayers Are Subsidizing Mar-a-Lago's New Year's Eve Party Despite Trump's Shutdown

Our Critic Wants You to Try These Supermarket Wines.

These are the tiniest, bravest little puppies of 2018 💪🏻💜

Do Your Own Redistricting

New Year Resolution: Get the media to say the word "Lies" rather than "Pinocchios".

While Trump Is In The White House He Should Binge Watch - Lost.....

Theists and Religionists of All Sorts Often Can't Understand Atheism

A moment of silence, please...

Few updates expected on patient being monitored in Omaha for Ebola

Brennan: "It's my sincere hope" that GOP abandons Trump in 2019 over his "corruption"

From 'rice bunny' to 'back up the car': China's year of censorship

Chickpea farmers suffering 'a real catastrophe' after Trump's trade war tanks prices more than half

I just made a year-end contribution to Planned Parenthood.

Marketwatch: The best and worst stocks of 2018

Jeff Koterba's latest cartoon: Any minute now ...

''It's time for a political revolution that takes on the fossil fuel billionaires ... ''

Moscow announces arrest of American on espionage charges

New Laws, 2019: Vermont Pays People $10K To Move There, Internet Taxes, Pet Protection, More

Last of the scanners: Are police security measures and new technologies killing an obsession?

Party down, North Korea!

Ted Lieu: "Tomorrow..."

The (doctored) Trump photo that needs to hang in the gallery of presidential portraits

The coming Democratic primary is sure to be divisive

Three children dead after crash in Prince George's County

Besides Trump, which of his cohorts do you most want to see taken down?

Thug who kicked black toddler in back released on own recognizance.

WeRateDogs: The Dogs of 2018

Michael Avenatti to DJT, Junior:

Are the wheels coming off China's Belt and Road megaproject?

Tomorrow's sad anniversary: January 1, 1953, Hank Williams, dead at the age of 29

Vatican spokesman and his deputy resign unexpectedly

If I remember correctly, in Vonnegut's "Cat's Cradle" a man who commits suicide by

'Putin wants a hostage for leverage': Kremlin foe Bill Browder raises suspicion

The music playing after she grabs him by the neck is on point

I'm flying on Wednesday. I plan to say "Thank you" to every TSA worker

Air Traffic Control Warning...

Parkland Parents Slam Louis C.K. While Club Owner Calls Him a 'Genius'

Wow...don't let anyone know of what you have if you have a decent collection of comics...

Alabama sheriff pocketed millions of dollars allocated for food for inmates

Indictment or Impeachment ?

Heidi Heitkamp - Claire McCaskill appreciation thread.

i'm leabing this gronp

Here's a first time heads up you aren't expecting - Serena Williams v Roger Federer

The best thing about payday...

On What Basis Was Paul Whelan Arrested By The Russians

So now Whiner-In-Chief says it's Sen. Schumer's fault that Ambasadorships are not approved!

Goodbye, Trump! It's time to go home.

2018 NFL Hate Map

Only Love Can Break Your Heart

BUSTED: Reporter catches Trump in a bald-faced lie about being in the Oval Office

Low Oil Prices Could Spell Jobs Trouble in Texas

Neighbors Say There's No 10-Foot Wall Outside Obama's House

How American corporations squandered $538 billion in 2018

Mueller fuels foreign lobbying crackdown

snowglobes and antifreeze - WARNING

Drop the ball or drop the bomb? US strategic command tweet

Hogan's Western MD 'highway to nowhere' under way.

What Dem can win against Trump in 2020.

Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-9) album version

I actually followed through on my new years resolution for 2018

It's do-or-die time for Sears

UPDATED: Very interesting Mueller-related FB post by Heather Cox Richardson

House Democrats ready bills to reopen government with $1.3 billion for border security

'Very unfair': Trump whines about Senate not approving his ambassador picks in New Year's Eve attack

Washington legislation would legalize composting human remains

What's for Dinner, New Years Eve, Mon., 12/31/18

So what is Trump offerring for his wall?

Louie C.K. You are an idiot!

Boulder County, Colorado: 16 degrees and snowing.

Seeing old bands from the 60s, 70s and 80s

Family, medical leave affects workers, businesses statewide

Impeach/indict in 2019, or in 2020?

Minimum wage rising in 20 states and numerous cities

Oh, Lindsay, Lindsay...

Wells Fargo agrees to $575 million payout for improper sales practices

Ben Carson was part of the team who separated the brains of Siamese twins

Lawmakers punt shutdown to new Congress

Minimum Wage Increases In 20 States In 2019

Fake-porn videos are being weaponized to harass and humiliate women: Everybody is a potential target

Why the "blame game" won't work this time.

I can't wait for the entire dossier to gets its QED?

Federal workers union sues Trump admin over government shutdown

SAINTS FANS UPSET CAM NEWTON THREW A KID'S DUSTPAN IN THE TRASH AFTER ASKING HIM TO AUTOGRAPH IT

Trump complains Senate isn't confirming ambassadors

Cartoons for 2018

Dow down 6% in 2018

Iran Decks Out Elite Naval Forces With Stealth, Missile Systems

U.K. Reportedly Seeks Military Bases in Caribbean and Asia

U.S. Stocks End Worst Year Since Financial Crisis

In honor of the democrats moving in

''As 2018 comes to an end, Jane and I want to wish all of you a happy New Year's Eve ... ''

A total of 17 major candidates entered the race starting March 23, 2015 - Republicans, that is.

NFL Black Monday: Full List of Firings After End of 2018-19 Regular Season

Sucking carbon dioxide from air is cheaper than scientists thought

4 Months After Threat To Seize Trump Towers Istanbul, Trump Gave In To Troop Withdrawal Demand

I wish responding to a divisive post didn't kick it to the top of the GD page.

My sincere wish that 2019 is a true Annus Horribilis for Trump, the Traitor GOP and the sicko NRA

WILL the sheer ugliness of Trump in the 2020 campaign turn off voters outside of his base?

Any Democrat who runs for Prez will be an infinitely better Prez than Trump

From your keyboard to God's ears, Steven Beschloss.

Upcoming legislation we can ALL get behind :)

NASA spaceship set for New Year flyby of Ultima Thule, farthest world to be photographed

Watched Goodbye Christopher Robin...

Ticking Evidence Bomb ? Manafort's pal Sam Patten be a-flipping !!

I wish we, as a society, could all just agree that tweets aren't news

Has anyone seen this TV ad for Ikea?

Joshua Tree (CA) campgrounds will close as toilets near capacity, amid government shutdown

The ban on styrofoam and single use plastic bags takes effect in Jamaica tomorrow

UN threatens to suspend aid to Yemen amid theft by Houthi rebels

Top Pentagon spokeswoman resigns on New Year's Eve amid internal probe

I know it may be too soon but I think I'm falling in love

MSNBC Analyst Malcolm Nance Goes Off Trump

On an island famous for wild ponies, a dangerous infection is killing horses

Body language experts have hilarious takes on the 'distant pained' marriage of the Trumps

Wielding Rocks and Knives, Arizonans Attack Self-Driving Cars

Ivanka Trump plans global women's economic development push

Will Putin's new missile threats and detained US spy bring tRump to

The worst part is the assault on truth

Washington Post Analysis Finds Trump Averaged 15 False Claims a Day in 2018

I'm requesting people use more descriptive titles for the threads they start

Facebook Data Scandals Stoke Criticism That a Privacy Watchdog Too Rarely Bites

Hogmanay greetings

My New Years Resolution or not.

A Trump family aide tried to get a HUD colleague fired by name-dropping Eric Trump

Daily Show best of 2018: Poking fun at the "Permit Patty" crowd

Gridlock, infighting likely on tap for Wisconsin Legislature

Human waste, trash overwhelm some national parks in shutdown

Happy New Years from Monster Hunter Word!

Venice to charge tourist entry fee for short stays

Aaahhh: Barbara Boxer

Prosecutors: Fires may mean PG&E violated criminal sentence

Schumer and Pelosi joint statement on Democrats' action to end the Trump shutdown

* takes first swings after warren enters 2020 fray

YOUR opinion please.

Happy New Year and All the Best to Everyone here at DU!

Andrew Zimmern's Show Set to Die After his Controversial Comments

I see rightwingers commenting on the shutdown

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