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No Holds Barred Political Forum • WaPo Debunks NY Times Benghazi Lies Again

Hasn't the Washington Post gotten the memo about covering for Hillary?

Last week, WaPo had a story about the al Qaeda terrorist, released from Gitmo who help lead the attack on ambassador Stevens.
http://freebeacon.com/u-s-seeking-al-qaeda-terrorist-linked-to-benghazi-attack/


U.S. officials suspect that a former Guantanamo Bay detainee played a role in the attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and are planning to designate the group he leads as a foreign terrorist organization, according to officials familiar with the plans.

Militiamen under the command of Abu Sufian bin Qumu, the leader of Ansar al-Sharia in the Libyan city of Darnah, participated in the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, U.S. officials said.[...]Qumu fought alongside the Taliban against the United States in Afghanistan; he then fled to Pakistan and was later arrested in Peshawar. He was turned over to the United States and held at Guantanamo Bay.

He has a “long-term association with Islamic extremist jihad and members of al-Qaida and other extremist groups,” according to the military files. “Detainee's alias is found on a list of probable al-Qaida personnel receiving monthly stipends.”


And now...
Former Guantanamo detainee implicated in Benghazi attack

Witnesses have told American officials that Qumu's men were in Benghazi before the attack on Sept. 11, 2012, according to the officials. It's unclear whether they were there as part of a planned attack or out of happenstance. The drive from Darnah to Benghazi takes several hours.

The State Department is expected to tie Qumu's group to the Benghazi attack when it designates three branches of Ansar al-Sharia, in Darnah, Benghazi and Tunisia, as foreign terrorist organizations in the coming days.

In 2007, Qumu was released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and sent to Libya, where he was detained. The Libyan government released him in 2008.

He and two other men, militia leaders Ahmed Abu Khattala and Seif Allah bin Hassine, will be identified as “specially designated global terrorists,” a determination that allows U.S. officials to freeze their financial assets and bar American citizens and companies from doing business with them.


It will be interesting to see how the Obamatrons try to spin this news.

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No Holds Barred Political Forum • Re: Feds pick Obama Supporter for IRS Scandal Investigation


Nice try, I not moving the goal post, I am simply trying to get you to admit Both Republicans and Democrats both lie and evade to protect their own parties. You are avoiding the issue and Ill prove it right now.

Answer this simple question. Is this statement accurate ? ---> "Both Republicans and Democrats both lie and evade to protect their own parties."

I bet you would sooner saw your own pecker off with a rusted pocket knife then answer that simple question I just asked. :D

But you're wrong, as I've shown you and explained over and over.
No Bush donor was ever appointed to investigate the Bush Administration.

By screaming "republicans lie too" is irrelevant. No one is lying here, or evading anything, you're simply trying to cover for Obama.

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No Holds Barred Political Forum • Re: If the poor are so hungry why are they so fat?

Just think of who is really benefiting from the food stamp program. Here's a clue, it ain't the recipients.

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No Holds Barred Political Forum • Re: If the poor are so hungry why are they so fat?


I see these fat fucks waddling around the grocery store with their fat fucking kids and paying for it with an EBT card. So why are libs always crying about poverty and kids going hungry? What BULLSHIT. Fucken liars.


Mcdonalds is cheap and there is one on every corner. Healthy food is expensive and miles apart, but you know this, what kinda of point are you really trying to make ? Are you baggin' on the fast food industry ? :huh:


If there were actually starving black kids in the US their pictures would be plastered all over the news 24/7. And blaming white people of course.


Are you asserting that being fat is a sign of property nutrition or eating well ? Are you saying that being overweight is some sort of privilege ? :huh:

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No Holds Barred Political Forum • Re: who released the Christie emails?

It was all over Fox this morning.

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No Holds Barred Political Forum • Re: who released the Christie emails?


2 pages and Skeptic comes through for me :wub: now I can investigate. Though, they don't seem like a rag, but rather a legit news source. I like that.


I haven't seen anything about this on the news, just news sites. Have you, Skeptic?


MSNBC - Rachel Maddow - last night.

It's a relatively small, local newspaper that takes actual reporting (as opposed to corporate sludge-pumping) seriously.

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No Holds Barred Political Forum • Re: who released the Christie emails?


Something big will pop off in DC and this will be a non issue. Slow news week. American is covered jn snow. What else is there to report?



This is a stop gap measure to divert away from the ACA until immigration takes the stage very shortly.

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No Holds Barred Political Forum • Chris Christies Press Conference Claims Don't Add Up

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/09/1268412/-Chris-Christie-s-press-conference-claims-don-t-add-up




Imageattribution: REUTERS




Didn't know, didn't ask, didn't care?There are quite a few inconsistencies in what Christie claimed during his marathon press conference. Some of them are more glaring than others:
Christie claims he learned about the emails/texts yesterday along with the rest of us.

That would mean that not only did his Deputy Chief of Staff/Port Authority appointees lie to him repeatedly since September, she/they didn't even tell him after the emails/texts were turned over to the legislative committee, which happened a couple of weeks ago.

Given what was turned over and the number of people involved, that seems implausible.
Two of his own appointees were forced to resign over this weeks ago.
Press reports were already reporting that documents turned over to the investigating committee were incriminating for his administration.

But he says he didn't know those documents even existed until yesterday. Did the governor confine himself to a hermetically sealed box for the last few weeks? Was he working on a particularly interesting crossword puzzle?
Two weeks ago, Christie said his staff had given him a "full briefing" on the investigation.

That emails were being turned over directly implicating his office didn't come up? His entire office staff figured that if they didn't tell Christie that emails ordering the traffic closure existed, he would never find out about it?
This would all have been cleared up in an instant if Christie had verified just once that there was indeed a "traffic study" whose particulars meshed with the facts in question. He never did, and in fact was dismissive of reporters who asked whether he had done that.

As hardball politician (and one who has no been no stranger to scandals) he never once asked for a scant page or two of paperwork that would have made the single biggest scandal of his tenure disappear in an afternoon? And that his staff was apparently unable to locate such paperwork on their own was unconcerning to him-his claim to the reporter asking the question was that if he produced such documents his opponents would just "find something else?"
On a more petty point: how did Christie "not get a lot of sleep" for the past two nights when he claims he only found out about the connection to his office yesterday?

That's one night, Mr. Ex-Prosecutor.
That's not even getting into the premise of Christie "investigating" how this happened while simultaneously expressing no interest in talking to the primary, now-fired witness, but we'll chalk that up to Christie's normal predisposition to vengeance over logic, or his new claims that the fellow who had previously been described as one of Christie's school chums is in fact someone Christie barely knows

(convenient, given that the non-friend has spent the morning pleading the 5th.)
So far Christie is pleading total managerial incompetence, up to and possibly including sudden onset amnesia. We'll see how that works out for him.

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No Holds Barred Political Forum • Chris Christies Press Conference Claims Don't Add Up

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/09/1268412/-Chris-Christie-s-press-conference-claims-don-t-add-up




Imageattribution: REUTERS




Didn't know, didn't ask, didn't care?There are quite a few inconsistencies in what Christie claimed during his marathon press conference. Some of them are more glaring than others:
Christie claims he learned about the emails/texts yesterday along with the rest of us.

That would mean that not only did his Deputy Chief of Staff/Port Authority appointees lie to him repeatedly since September, she/they didn't even tell him after the emails/texts were turned over to the legislative committee, which happened a couple of weeks ago.

Given what was turned over and the number of people involved, that seems implausible.
Two of his own appointees were forced to resign over this weeks ago.
Press reports were already reporting that documents turned over to the investigating committee were incriminating for his administration.

But he says he didn't know those documents even existed until yesterday. Did the governor confine himself to a hermetically sealed box for the last few weeks? Was he working on a particularly interesting crossword puzzle?
Two weeks ago, Christie said his staff had given him a "full briefing" on the investigation.

That emails were being turned over directly implicating his office didn't come up? His entire office staff figured that if they didn't tell Christie that emails ordering the traffic closure existed, he would never find out about it?
This would all have been cleared up in an instant if Christie had verified just once that there was indeed a "traffic study" whose particulars meshed with the facts in question. He never did, and in fact was dismissive of reporters who asked whether he had done that.

As hardball politician (and one who has no been no stranger to scandals) he never once asked for a scant page or two of paperwork that would have made the single biggest scandal of his tenure disappear in an afternoon? And that his staff was apparently unable to locate such paperwork on their own was unconcerning to him-his claim to the reporter asking the question was that if he produced such documents his opponents would just "find something else?"
On a more petty point: how did Christie "not get a lot of sleep" for the past two nights when he claims he only found out about the connection to his office yesterday?

That's one night, Mr. Ex-Prosecutor.
That's not even getting into the premise of Christie "investigating" how this happened while simultaneously expressing no interest in talking to the primary, now-fired witness, but we'll chalk that up to Christie's normal predisposition to vengeance over logic, or his new claims that the fellow who had previously been described as one of Christie's school chums is in fact someone Christie barely knows

(convenient, given that the non-friend has spent the morning pleading the 5th.)
So far Christie is pleading total managerial incompetence, up to and possibly including sudden onset amnesia. We'll see how that works out for him.

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No Holds Barred Political Forum • Re: Here's your Obama Economy, moonbats

The economy is great, we're hiring hundreds of thousands every month, which is why we need to extend unemployment benefits for another year.
/dummycrat

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No Holds Barred Political Forum • Re: Feds pick Obama Supporter for IRS Scandal Investigation


You've had your ass handed to you, so now you want to move the goalposts.
We are talking about a legal investigation in the the conduct of this administration being done by a donor and supporter of the President.
I'm sorry you don't get it, but that's really not my cross to bear.


Nice try, I not moving the goal post, I am simply trying to get you to admit Both Republicans and Democrats both lie and evade to protect their own parties. You are avoiding the issue and Ill prove it right now.

Answer this simple question. Is this statement accurate ? ---> "Both Republicans and Democrats both lie and evade to protect their own parties."

I bet you would sooner saw your own pecker off with a rusted pocket knife then answer that simple question I just asked. :D

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No Holds Barred Political Forum • Re: who released the Christie emails?

2 pages and Skeptic comes through for me :wub: now I can investigate. Though, they don't seem like a rag, but rather a legit news source. I like that.


I haven't seen anything about this on the news, just news sites. Have you, Skeptic?

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No Holds Barred Political Forum • Re: who released the Christie emails?

I think Christies was made aware and then left to go to sleep. He will probably announce a full investigation then tell us the results will be made public after whatever the next important election.

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No Holds Barred Political Forum • Re: If the poor are so hungry why are they so fat?


What are your sources for coupons?

Sunday paper, online sites, coupon books I've gotten as gifts from little old ladies. Also I get them through my email.

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No Holds Barred Political Forum • Re: who released the Christie emails?


Pretty sure you can't use FOIA to get personal emails and text msgs.


The governor's office ain't 'personal.'

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No Holds Barred Political Forum • Re: Capitalism vs Socialism


You probably shouldn't be on your "plutocrat masters" computer if you want to speak from a position of integrity. Nahmean?


I paid cash for my computer, so did you, through corporate subsidies to high tech industry that developed it.. Thanks Ceadar ! :D I paid for the computer once, you will pay a bit towards many every time you make or spend a dollar. ;)

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No Holds Barred Political Forum • Re: If the poor are so hungry why are they so fat?

If there were actually starving black kids in the US their pictures would be plastered all over the news 24/7. And blaming white people of course.

Statistics: Posted by TheNightStalker - 12 minutes ago


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Obama Administration Launches Quadrennial Energy Review

First QER Will Focus on Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure

Today, President Obama signed a Memorandum directing his Administration to conduct a Quadrennial Energy Review (QER).? This first QER will focus on the development of a comprehensive strategy for the infrastructure involved in transporting, transmitting, and delivering energy. The QER will be developed through robust interagency dialogue and engagement of external stakeholders and will help to build on the Nation's progress toward greater energy and climate security.?

Building on the foundation provided in the President's Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future and his Climate Action Plan, this QER will study the opportunities and challenges that our energy infrastructure faces as a result of transformations in energy supply, markets, and use; issues of aging and capacity; impacts of climate change; and cyber and physical threats.? The QER will provide rigorous analysis in a focused, actionable document for policymakers across all sectors.

The development of the QER will include broad outreach, including to the private sector; state, local and tribal governments; labor and other non-governmental organizations; and the academic community.? The QER will be conducted by an interagency task force that is co-chaired by the leaders of the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Science and Technology Policy, and includes representation from all relevant executive departments and agencies.? The Department of Energy will play a key role in providing analytical support to the QER.

As the Presidential Memorandum outlines, the QER will provide an integrated view of, and recommendations for, Federal energy policy in the context of economic, environmental, occupational, security, and health and safety priorities; review the adequacy of existing executive and legislative activities and recommend additional executive and legislative actions as appropriate; assess and recommend priorities for research, development, and demonstration programs to support key goals; and identify analytical tools and data needed to support further policy development and implementation.

Since President Obama took office, domestic oil production has increased more than 50 percent and natural gas production is now the highest it has ever been. Today, America is not just leading the world in energy production but it is also leading the world in energy innovation: Investments in research, development, and deployment have more than doubled the renewable electricity that we generate from wind and solar, even as the prices of those technologies continue to drop, and advances in energy efficiency are making our energy system cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable.? All this change tests an aging infrastructure that must keep pace both with the transformations in energy supply, climate change and security.? In this context, the QER will help U.S. policymakers across all sectors make decisions based on unbiased data and rigorous analysis.

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Presidential Memorandum -- Establishing a Quadrennial Energy Review

MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

SUBJECT: Establishing a Quadrennial Energy Review

Affordable, clean, and secure energy and energy services are essential for improving U.S. economic productivity, enhancing our quality of life, protecting our environment, and ensuring our Nation's security. Achieving these goals requires a comprehensive and integrated energy strategy resulting from interagency dialogue and active engagement of external stakeholders. To help the Federal Government better meet this responsibility, I am directing the undertaking of a Quadrennial Energy Review.

The initial focus for the Quadrennial Energy Review will be our Nation's infrastructure for transporting, transmitting, and delivering energy. Our current infrastructure is increasingly challenged by transformations in energy supply, markets, and patterns of end use; issues of aging and capacity; impacts of climate change; and cyber and physical threats. Any vulnerability in this infrastructure may be exacerbated by the increasing interdependencies of energy systems with water, telecommunications, transportation, and emergency response systems. The first Quadrennial Energy Review Report will serve as a roadmap to help address these challenges.

The Department of Energy has a broad role in energy policy development and the largest role in implementing the Federal Government's energy research and development portfolio. Many other executive departments and agencies also play key roles in developing and implementing policies governing energy resources and consumption, as well as associated environmental impacts. In addition, non-Federal actors are crucial contributors to energy policies. Because most energy and related infrastructure is owned by private entities, investment by and engagement of the private sector is necessary to develop and implement effective policies. State and local policies; the views of nongovernmental, environmental, faith-based, labor, and other social organizations; and contributions from the academic and non-profit sectors are also critical to the development and implementation of effective energy policies.

An interagency Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force, which includes members from all relevant executive departments and agencies (agencies), will develop an integrated review of energy policy that integrates all of these perspectives. It will build on the foundation provided in my Administration's Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future of March 30, 2011, and Climate Action Plan released on June 25, 2013. The Task Force will offer recommendations on what additional actions it believes would be appropriate. These may include recommendations on additional executive or legislative actions to address the energy challenges and opportunities facing the Nation.

Therefore, by the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct the following:

Section 1. Establishing the Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force. (a) There is established the Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force (Task Force), to be co-chaired by the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Director of the Domestic Policy Council, which shall include the heads of each of the following, or their designated representatives:

(i) the Department of State;

(ii) the Department of the Treasury;

(iii) the Department of Defense;

(iv) the Department of the Interior;

(v) the Department of Agriculture;

(vi) the Department of Commerce;

(vii) the Department of Labor;

(viii) the Department of Health and Human Services;

(ix) the Department of Housing and Urban Development;

(x) the Department of Transportation;

(xi) the Department of Energy;

(xii) the Department of Veterans Affairs;

(xiii) the Department of Homeland Security;

(xiv) the Office of Management and Budget;

(xv) the National Economic Council;

(xvi) the National Security Staff;

(xvii) the Council on Environmental Quality;

(xviii) the Council of Economic Advisers;

(xix) the Environmental Protection Agency;

(xx) the Small Business Administration;

(xxi) the Army Corps of Engineers;

(xxii) the National Science Foundation; and

(xxiii) such agencies and offices as the President may designate.

(b) The Co-Chairs may invite independent regulatory agencies with energy-related responsibilities, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to participate in the Task Force, as determined to be appropriate by those agencies.

(c) The Co-Chairs shall regularly convene and preside at meetings of the Task Force and shall determine its agenda. Under the direction of the Co-Chairs, the Task Force shall:

(i) gather ideas and advice from State and local governments, tribes, large and small businesses, universities, national laboratories, nongovernmental and labor organizations, consumers, and other stakeholders and interested parties; and

(ii) coordinate the efforts of agencies and offices related to the development of the Quadrennial Energy Review Report, as described in sections 1 and 2 of this memorandum.

(d) The Secretary of Energy shall provide support to the Task Force, including support for coordination activities related to the preparation of the Quadrennial Energy Review Report, policy analysis and modeling, and stakeholder engagement.

(e) The Task Force shall submit a Quadrennial Energy Review Report to the President every 4 years beginning with a report delivered by January 31, 2015. Intermediate reports and other material may be prepared by the Task Force as required by the President.

Sec. 2. The Quadrennial Energy Review Report. The Task Force shall establish integrated guidance to strengthen U.S. energy policy. Building on the Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future and the Climate Action Plan, and taking into consideration applicable laws and regulations, the Task Force shall prepare a Quadrennial Energy Review Report that:

(a) provides an integrated view of, and recommendations for, Federal energy policy in the context of economic, environmental, occupational, security, and health and safety priorities, with attention in the first report given to the challenges facing the Nation's energy infrastructures;

(b) reviews the adequacy, with respect to energy policy, of existing executive and legislative actions, and recommends additional executive and legislative actions as appropriate;

(c) assesses and recommends priorities for research, development, and demonstration programs to support key energy-innovation goals; and

(d) identifies analytical tools and data needed to support further policy development and implementation.

Sec. 3. Outreach. In order to gather information and recommendations and to provide for a transparent process in developing the Quadrennial Energy Review Report, the Task Force shall engage with State and local governments, tribes, large and small businesses, universities, national laboratories, nongovernmental and labor organizations, and other stakeholders and interested parties. The Task Force shall develop an integrated outreach strategy that relies on both traditional meetings and the use of information technology.

Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) This memorandum shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(b) Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to any agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(c) Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to require the disclosure of confidential business information or trade secrets, classified information, law enforcement sensitive information, or other information that must be protected in the interest of national security or public safety.

(d) This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

(e) The Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy is authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

BARACK OBAMA

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Midday open thread: Rodman apologizes, gamers hallucinate, Reddit branding sells guns

  • Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Cartoon: Pufferfish madness in Chagrin Falls:
    Cartoon by Ruben Bolling --P ufferfish madness in Chagrin Falls
  • Mein Kampf beating the competition as an e-book:
    [Chris Faraone speculates that Mein Kampf has become an e-book hit because you] don't have to go to a store and ask for it. You don't have to conspicuously pull it out on the commuter train-it can be neatly hidden by a Kindle cover. An e-book means that now a reader can curiously turn over the rock that is “Mein Kampf” and see what's wriggling underneath, and seemingly no one need ever know. But as Richard Lea points out in The Guardian, “The privacy electronic readers are availing themselves of isn't exactly private. The person opposite you on the tube may not know you're following der F?hrer on your Kindle, but Amazon sure as hell does.” ?Enjoy your illusions of privacy until your “recommendations” scare the crap out of you.
  • Smithsonian's "paleoartist" reveals the faces of our distant ancestors.
  • These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook Jan. 8:
    Al Roker tells Rush Limbaugh to "Stuff It", by ProgLegs

    Man arrested with 48 bombs: NRA member & ex-College Republican, by Daisy Cutter

    Bill Nye explains Why, by jamess

  • Cyber security consultant who exposed Steubenville rape faces more jail time than convicted rapists: Deric Lostutter, a self-proclaimed hacktivist connected to Anonymous, posted a video on the fan page of Steubenville's Big Red football of a passed-out 16-year-old being raped in August 2012. This wasn't the first public display related to the assault. Participants and spectators posted text and images on social media immediately after the rape. Two students were convicted of the rape, and five adult educators have been indicted on various charges in the case, most having to do with obstruction of justice. One of the two rapists was released this week after serving nine months of a one-year sentence. Lostutter, who did an interview on the matter with CNN wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, was subsequently arrested by a 12-member FBI SWAT team and faces a 10-year sentence if convicted for hacking.
    Such a possibility and the treatment meted out to him at the hands of FBI has once again united people vehemently calling for reforms in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFA).

    One of the leading proponent of reforms in this act is Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren who tried to reach consensus on the failed “Aaron' Law” bill; this bill was sought when the Internet prodigy, Aaron Swartz, ?committed suicide when threatened for 50+ years in prison for releasing the academic articles from a pay-walled database.

  • Rodman apologizes for his comments suggesting missionary Kenneth Bae deserved to be imprisoned in North Korea:
    "Some of my teammates were leaving because of pressure from their families and business associates. My dreams of basketball diplomacy was quickly falling apart. I had been drinking. It's not an excuse but by the time the interview happened I was upset. I was overwhelmed. It's not an excuse, it's just the truth."

    He added, "At this point, I should know better than to make political statements. I'm truly sorry."

  • Guy who says Obama wanted to nuke American cities says he has proof: dead dolphins.
  • Mother Jones: How Reddit became a gun market:
    Since 2011, part of the popular online forum Reddit has grown into an active marketplace for assault rifles, high-capacity magazines, and other powerful firearms, according to an investigation by Mother Jones. In the last six months alone there have been more than 1,000 listings posted by more than 400 Redditors on the GunsForSale subreddit, one of thousands of niche communities on the sprawling discussion site. Not only has Reddit allowed a gun market to thrive, it has also literally put its stamp on it: Gun purchases brokered through the site have included nearly 100 AR-15s engraved with Reddit's alien logo, which was used on the assault rifles with explicit permission from the company-while it was owned by media giant Cond? Nast-according to email correspondence obtained by Mother Jones.
  • Too much gaming can make you see things.
  • 300+ groups ask James Hansen to drop support for nuclear power:
    A total of 311 U.S. and international environmental and clean energy groups said yesterday that, while they respect the climate change work of Dr. James Hansen and three of his academic colleagues, they take strong exception to the notion that nuclear power is the solution to global warming.
  • On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Chris Christie's bridge-closing scandal remains atop the headlines today. Greg Dworkin sifts through them, thanks to TPM's roundup. NRSC staffer Brad Dayspring is purportedly surprised at the Senate Conservatives Fund's bulk book purchases, in this case of a book by wackadoodle Mark '100 Times Worse Than Watergate' Levin. KITM listeners know that's been S.O.P. for conservative PACs since forever. And another look at the Duck Dynasty-ing of Guns & Ammo's Dick Metcalf, in "Gospel of the Gun: Why the Fight for Gun Control will be Harder than We Think."
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