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7 Cynical Ways Police and Media Have Smeared Michael Brown and the Black People of FergusonSteven RosenfeldAlterNetWhy You Shouldn't Trust Right-Wingers' Sudden Concern About the PoliceHeather Digby PartonSalonBREAKING: Police Shoot Another African American Man Dead in St. Louis AreaAmanda HolpuchThe GuardianMichael Brown's Killing Exposes the Neglect of Black Communities in the U.S.Amy GoodmanDemocracy Now!Israel Launches Fresh Air Strikes in Gaza in Response to Rocket FireHarriet SherwoodPatrick KingsleyThe Guardian10 Facts About Police Violence in Ferguson Sunday NightBill QuigleyThe Smirking ChimpAt Least 5 Children Murdered After Deported Back to HondurasJodie GummowAlterNetCNN Anchor Suggests Use Of Water Cannons Against Protesters In FergusonTerrell Jermaine StarrAlterNetGeorgia County Won’t Pay Medical Bills for Toddler Burned By Grenade in Botched Drug RaidTravis GettysRaw StoryWatch: Condescending Fox Reporter Cursed Out by Ferguson ProtestorAlterNetOnly 37% of Whites Polled Believe Michael Brown Shooting Raises Race IssuesJodie GummowAlterNetNo, Pot Does NOT Make You Aggressive. The Bogus Smearing of Michael Brown ContinuesDavid SirotaAlterNetFalse Facts and the Conservative Distortion Machine: It’s Much More Than Just Fox NewsPaul RosenbergSalonIs It Possible to Move Beyond this Century of Disaster?Eduardo GaleanoTomDispatch12 Things White People Can Do Now Because of FergusonJanee WoodsJaneewoods.commore

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Goth-Icky: vintage monster art, selected by MST3K's Mike NelsonJohn Oliver on Ferguson and police militarization - must-watch videoCat in a shark suit on a Roomba, with duckling and human babyPsychedelic GIFs: HexeosisBlogging History: GCHQ performs laptop exorcism at Guardian; Graphic novel for Afghan voters; Docs helped Gitmo torturersISIS beheads American journalistThe paper honeycomb sculptures of Li HongboPolice op-ed: 'Do what I tell you,' I may shoot you if you 'threaten to sue me'Robin Sloan on Ye Olde Geek ShoppeCopyright extortion startup wants to hijack your browser until you payOboeCopNew video from Haim and celeb friendsCNN anchor on Ferguson: 'Why not, perhaps, use water cannons?'New James Jean print from Pressure PrintingGregory Benford on Philip K. DickHello Kitty in spaceOriginal Star Wars trilogy may become available on Blu-RayMusic video: "Every Movie Robot""The" in band namesDocumenting the arrests of journalists in FergusonVideo: Hollywood depictions of texting and the InternetHoly crap, the front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch looks like a scene from RobocopThe worst sofa in the history of humankindGiraffe, disgusted at taste of human, kicks it in the faceJim – A collection of Jim Woodring’s non-Frank comics work, starring “Jim”Billy Lee Riley's Flying Saucer Rock and RollMilitarized cops: arms dealers bribed Congress to ramboize Barney FifeParanoid Magical Thinking (Unknown Kadath Estates Book 1), Zachary RawlinsWhodini's Album Escape Goes PlatinumCreationist theme park wants $18m tax incentive, only hires fundamentalists

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So, apparently it's wrong to tell Amnesty International to "suck it"Yet ANOTHER 'Human Barbie' emerges: She's 16-years-old, SUPER creepy looking, wants to become a psychologist after she finishes school (w/pics)Stoner arrested in drug bust. No, really. His name is StonerIf you were raised in a devoutly Christian household and grew up on a farm, you are probably chopping off someone's dick right nowApparently, there's no need for the grand jury to meet as scheduled and weigh the evidence in the Ferguson shooting--the Governor has saved them the trouble, demands "vigorous prosecution" of officer♪ Grandma thought her grandson was a burglar... Shot him with a gun kept by her side... We don't know if she'll face any jail time... But damn she's really lucky no one died... ♪Duke leaksSt. Louis City Police Chief Sam Dotson sadly gives a lesson in how to handle an officer involved shooting with a direct detailed account of another shootingNew study shows that if you have daughters, you'll be well cared-for in your old age. But if you have sons, you'll probably die alone and be eaten by your catsCan't keep track of who's bombing who anymore? You're not aloneHezbollah lowers minimum age for fighters to 16 so it can better fight ISIS. Whoever wins... we losePhotoshop this tense negotiationOld and busted: Service animal. New hotness: Overdue for service animalBerlin's Ebola patient downgraded to diarrhea patientHere's what Ferguson could learn from Cincinnati...and the Cardinals already know not to have J.J. Hoover in their bullpen, so it's not thatMan slowly in the process of contributing to the best animated gif loop everHow many therapy dogs can you claim before the neighbors start getting suspicious?"There's never been a person in Iowa ever charged with having an expired bottle of antacid"Chew on this: Why biting your nails is bad for youForget the Riots, Missouri Mall may have made the worst commercial everIslamic militants' response to Ferguson police roughing up journalists: "Amateurs"Slate's Amanda Hess says "Policing misogyny is fabulous in theory. In practice, it's a biatch." REPORTEDIt turns out not that many people want to smell like Justin Bieber or Taylor SwiftMuslims think mental illness is caused by invisible jinn, whereas we in the enlightened West know that mental illness is caused by vaccinesVictim bludgeoned to death with hammer 'suffered a violent death,' well-paid expert saysAfter discovering their new husbands' homes had no toilets, six newlywed women in India returned to their parents because they had no place else to go"Honey, does this embalming fluid make my corpse look fat?"Phoenix, Arizona in absolute chaos as water fell from the sky. "What is this new devilry?"I don't normally partake in the Panamericana/Indian Trail car challenge going from the Amazon to the Arctic Ocean, but when I do, I only drive vintage Volvos bedecked with international decals and license platesStudents who graduate with degrees from for-profit colleges find they are equally as qualified to flip burgers as those who never attended collegePhotoshop these cutsiebearsReason number 6 to have an organized desk. Mayor now seeks to repeal law against saggy pants he accidentally signed rather than vetoingPopular Ukraine commander wounded after mortar attack, years of playground teasingOwl flies into apartment, opens bird cage of pet canaries, and, well since you're reading this here, you can assume it doesn't end wellGoogle confirms that sharks are attacking the internetToday's pressing issues - America: Race relations and riots in Ferguson. Israel: War and peace with Hamas. Ukraine: War with Russian-backed separatists. Canada: The merits of urban chicken farmsRussia set to confiscate Jack Daniel's Honey because something non-whiskey is in it. Duh. It's called "honey"Survey finds people under the age of 35 perfectly cool with using a latex glove, plastic wrap, sandwich bags and the thumb of their old catcher's mitt instead of condomsAmericans are too afraid to take vacations which is causing them to get stressed so they should take vacation but they're too afraid to take vacations which is causing them to get stressed so they should...AAAAAAAAHHHH *hops out window*CNN anchor asks why police in Ferguson don't use water cannons. Her co-anchor's look says it allWhat's a Benway? Enough to terrify a Marlborough ManSource in Ferguson PD says that more than a dozen witnesses have backed up officers Darren Wilson's account of the Michael Brown Shooting. No word on who these 27 witnesses are, or when the 53 witnesses will make statements. Reporter has backtracked(deepest voice) "Hello, Alex? This is Tucker's father. Tucker won't be marrying you on Saturday because he's just killed himself. Why yes I do sound a lot like me, I mean, my son but now I must hang up""Uh folks, we can't land this plane because our traffic controllers have decided to take a nap"Slate asks: Can anyone fix the Ferguson police department? You know what they say about articles with a question in the title. No. It's no"We're not criminalizing homelessness. We're just going to arrest you if you're homeless here"Passed out drunk in a Beijing alley with a massive hard on? Not even onceMichelle Duggar takes a few minutes off from creating her own race of mutants to robocall Arkansas about THE GAYSKeeping your skin toned and youthful is as easy as putting a rubber ball gag with rubber wings in your mouth and moving your head about to make the wings flapPerfect for drinkers who want a stiff one♫ Your lights are on, but you're not home. Your mind is not your own. Your heart sweats, your body shakes. Another shot is what it takes. You can't sleep, you can't eat; there's no doubt, you're in deep ♫To avoid another Eyjafjallajökull disaster, here's a clear and simple guide for pronouncing BárðarbungaWho knew giant pits in the ground where rugged men burrow deeper into the earth to excavate rare metals could look so sensuous and pure?♫ I'm starting to eat the man in the river ♪How the Ferguson Fiasco would be written if it were occurring in say the Middle East as opposed to the Middle WestPope Francis implores people to seek peaceful resolution with ISIS as he.... wait, what did he say? Attack ISIS? The Pope said that?Photoshop this wave of surpriseNew data show the highest earners are making less money in the current economy, although makers of tiny violins expect to see surge in profitsThis is the best photo I have ever taken. DITLike most rational Americans, this KKK grand wizard is waiting for all the details in the Michael Brown shooting to come to light before before rushing to judgementAccording to soon to be out of business cafe owner, Australians don't like their coffee blackSchool forces students in gym class to wear heart monitors so teachers can ensure they aren't "slacking off." Because washed-up athletes who scraped by with Ds in college are qualified to evaluate students41 and 36-year-old sisters have been sentenced to death by hanging for kidnapping children as part of a begging operation and murdering them when they were no longer useful. I'm pretty sure I already saw this movie in 2008Get hit by a forklift resulting in a fractured ankle which required pins inserted in it, as well as a large laceration to one of your legs? That's $118,450 (USD) in reparationWoman accused of faking cancer and scamming thousands from donors arrested as she tried to board a plane bound for Chicago so she could appear on Dr. PhilRemember that botched raid where the SWAT team threw a flashbang grenade into a toddler's crib? The county refuses to pay the toddler's medical billsAtlanta woman enters mugshot hall of fame after swiping, crashing police car, looks like submitter feels on any given Monday morning{2}

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