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The Roundup

- The U.S. announced it would provide more funds for Gaza to help them after the destruction of their lives - Alexis Goldstein: "Can a 'Firewall Strategy' Keep Big Energy Out of Climate Talks? It Worked for Fighting Tobacco" - After Emma Watson spoke on the importance of breaking down gender barriers at the UN, hackers threatened to leak nude photos of her

Oh that’s practical…will there be a new aircraft carrier appetizer?

  Not only can we not have nice things, we can only have shitty unnecessary but unbelievably expensive things. USA! USA! USA! … part of a nationwide wave of atomic revitalization that includes plans for a new generation of weapon carriers. A recent federal study put the collective price tag, over the next three decades, [...]

Late, Late Night FDL: Hit The Spot

Nine Below Zero - Hit The Spot I had the great pleasure of seeing these Boyz live in Mainz, Germany in the '80s...!

Late Night: Democratic Base Feels Better Represented by Their Party

The Democratic base is more satisfied with their party than the Republicans base is with theirs, according to Pew Research. A plurality of Republican-leaning voters think the Republican party hasn't done a good job of representing their views on the big issues of abortion, immigration, government spending and same-sex marriage.

Syrian War Expected To Take ‘Several Years’, Now Other Group In Syria ‘Threat To US’

Now that the US is expanding the war into Syria it seems ISIS is drifting out of focus. Another group, Khorasan, has been identified as a more direct threat to the United States. Khorasan is reportedly led by Muhsin al-Fadhli, a former member of Osama Bin Laden’s inner-circle who was intimately involved in 9/11. Show More Summary

FDL Movie Night: A Survey of Open Space

It takes a while to settle into watching A Survey of Open Space, the documentary by Austin visual artist Peat Duggins. Anyone looking for the filmmaker to impose dramatic narrative devices on this film about a cross-country bike trek...Show More Summary

Internal Poll Shows Medical Marijuana With 69 Percent Support in Florida

The United for Care campaign says Florida's still on track to become the first Southern State to get a real medical marijuana program. On Monday they released a new internal poll of likely voters which found Amendment 2, Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions, with 69 percent support. Show More Summary

HRC’s “Export of Hate” Report Is Stunning, Truthful Expose of International Homophobia

I have never engaged in the negative banter about the Human Rights Campaign whether it was deserved or not because I’ve always felt such things are self-defeating. But that’s not to say that when the organization creates a direct hit...Show More Summary

Republican Base Doesn’t Care as Much About Who Controls Congress This Election

In the last midterms the Republicans had a real goal to rally behind, which was putting the breaks on President Obama, but this time they don’t. While Republicans winning a narrow majority in the Senate would further restrict Obama’s abilities, the net impact would be fairly minor. Show More Summary

Former U.S. Attorney Endorses Marijuana Legalization Initiative in Oregon

The campaign to legalization marijuana in Oregon continues to steadily pick up endorsements. On Monday a former United States Attorney Kris Olson came out in support of Initiative 91, which would legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana for adults. Olson served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon from 1994 to 2001.

Justice Department Bans Reporters, Non-Residents from Ferguson Town Hall Meetings

A unit of the United States Justice Department has decided to protect the mayor of Ferguson and city council members from the potential effects of transparency by banning reporters and non-residents from a series of town hall meetin...

Another Terrible Health Care Problem Which Could Be Easily Solved – But Won’t Be

Here is a man who aggressively tried to shop around but the hospital, which has way more power and knowledge, was able to bring in a surprise out-of-network doctor while they guy was unconscious. Smart shopping around for health care would be hard enough given its complexity even if every provider was an angel. It is impossible when the system is actively trying to screw people.

E.O. 12333: End-Running the Fourth Amendment

The most egregious example of word-twisting and sleazy legal manipulations to morph illegal government spying under the Fourth Amendment into topsy-turvy quasi-legal spying is the use of Executive Order 12333, E.O. 12333, what the spooks...Show More Summary

Flood Wall Street Actions Come After Massive Climate March

While Sunday saw a massive march against climate change with an estimated 300,000 people attending, today activists are participating in Flood Wall Street under the slogan "Stop Capitalism. End the Climate Crisis." The direct action campaign will target the New York Stock Exchange with a flood of activists engaging in a sit in to shut down the area.

Goldman Sachs Admits Paying Bribes To Gaddafi Regime

In court documents Too Big To Fail bank Goldman Sachs has admitted to paying bribes to the government of Muammar Gaddafi in order to gain access to Libya's sovereign wealth fund. The information came to light from a lawsuit filed in London against Goldman Sachs by the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA).

The Roundup

- President Barack Obama wants to push for a ban on travel for any foreign fighter engaging in war - If nations do not coordinate with one another to contain the Ebola virus, then the "window of opportunity" will close forever - Thomas...Show More Summary


You would think after all these years of being demonstrably dishonest and even the “and” and the “the” the CIA remains the worst liars in Washington, which is a title like being the worst racist at a Klan rally. Get a load of this one: Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets [...]

Late, Late Night FDL: Who’s Gonna Stand Up and Save The Earth?

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Who's Gonna Stand Up and Save the Earth? What a phenomenal turn-out in NYC and around the World...! From MoJo's Climate Desk Inside the Biggest Climate March in History

Late Night: Sam Wang, the KRS-One of Election Prediction

Professor Wang is the KRS-One of election prediction. In a just world, he would have already been allowed to end the careers of the various hacks out there. But since the hacks are getting good money for telling stories their patrons like to hear, the hacks will still be hacking long after the 2014 election is in the can.

Are Privacy Concerns Generational?

On Monday I came across a post at Techdirt about the reaction to Apple putting a U2 album in iCloud users’ storage space. The post described how after a backlash, Apple created a bit of code that would allow iPhone users to delete the...Show More Summary

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