Monthly Archives: March 2014

In His Quest for Wealth, a Man Reportedly Allowed a Hyena to do Something Unspeakable to Him

“…I was instructed to be naked…”

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What’s that noise?! Nevermind, it’s just me accidentally shooting myself: GunFAIL LXIII

Six of 48 guns found by TSA agents at airports around the country last week.

Another mercifully light week in terms of the accidents, but still no letup in the rate at which people are accidentally shooting themselves, with another 17 listed this tim…

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Chris Christie Defends Obama Hug After Hurricane Sandy

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie believes his embrace of President Barack Obama after Hurricane Sandy did not hurt Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.  In fact, Christie said in an interview that aired Monday on Fox N…

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Amazing

After all these months of yacking and whining, the AP is reporting tonight that Obamacare signups will likely hit the 7 million goal after all.

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Krauthammer: Christie Gave Obama ‘Lap Dance’ After Sandy

Republican pundit Charles Krauthammer said that when Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie embraced President Barack Obama after Hurricane Sandy a week before the 2012 presidential election, he was essentially giving Obama a lap dance.  &ldquo…

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Open thread for night owls: Search for missing Malaysian plane shows how trashed the oceans are

At Alternet, Alex Kane writes Major Flight 370 Discovery: Our Oceans are Filled With Trash:

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet has not turned up a definitive answer to what happened to Flight 370.  But what the searchers have turned up is an ocean full of trash, which is frustrating the planes swooping over the area west of Australia to try to find clues on the plane.

If the missing plane is in the ocean, it will be one piece of debris out of millions. “It isn’t like looking for a needle in a haystack,” scientist M. Sanjayan told CNN. “It’s like looking for a needle in a needle factory.”

The most glaring example of the problem came when a satellite saw two objects floating in the Indian Ocean. It was called the best lead to date. But it turned out the bigger item of the two was likely a shipping container.

As the Associated Press reports, trash spews out of “hundreds of shipping containers lost overboard from cargo ships each year…The containers themselves can become hazards as they float around for months, buoyed by plastic objects inside or the air trapped behind watertight doors.” [...]

 As the Inter Press Service’s Stephen Leahy reported in 2012, plastic in the ocean is negatively affecting marine animals with no backbone, which could mess up the entire ocean food chain.


Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2003Anti-war GOP emboldened:

The clearest sign that the war hasn’t gone according to plan? Bush’s advisers are m[i]red in a virtual civil war—with the anti-war camp suddenly emboldened to challenge the administration’s Chickenhawk Brigade.

The first 11 days of the war have brought back with a vengeance the deep splits that have long existed within the Bush administration and the Republican Party over policy toward Iraq.

Already there is a behind-the-scenes effort by former senior Republican government officials and party leaders to convince President Bush that the advice he has received from Vice President Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz—a powerful triumvirate frequently at odds with Secretary of State Colin L. Powellhas been wrong and even dangerous to long-term U.S. national interests.

It’s a fascinating read.


Tweet of the Day:  

Number of US troops who died in combat over the last month: 0. First time in years that can be said.
@ksieff


On today’s Kagro in the Morning show, Sheldon Adelson holds his own personal auditions for Gop contenders. Greg Dworkin joined us for a Last Day of Open Season ACA round-up. But success in getting people covered isn’t the same thing as success in getting people to support the new law, for many reasons. After a little chit-chat tour of Iceland, we move on to last night’s 60 Minutes story on how high-frequency stock traders rigged the market. Yet another instance in which “economic inequality” isn’t just about somebody having more money than you, but rather about having the system tailored to keep it that way, no matter what.


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Dana Milbank’s War on Women

Here’s a key word that Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank almost entirely ignores in his sarcastic column on a panel about feminism hosted at The Heritage Foundation today: “happiness.” And that’s unfortunate, because that concept was crucial to understanding the points made by the panel. In his diatribe, Milbank notes … More

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Obama Group’s Unbelievable ‘Get Covered’ Tweet Results in Relentless Mockery — Deleting It Didn’t Help

“Jeeeeeeeeeeeesus CHRIST.”

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Wealthy Child Rapist Given Probation as Judge Felt He Would ‘Not Do Well’ in Jail

Robert H. Richards IV (pictured), one of the du Pont fortune’s heirs, raped his three-year-old daughter, admitted it, and was only given probation by a judge in 2009. According to a new report from Delaware Online, documents delineating how the j…

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Mystery Substance Boils and Freezes at the Same Time

“…we observed this happening to an unknown fluid sample.”

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