The Breakfast Club (ScrOOGLElicious)

I barely understand this stuff, but it appears that Google has gotten rid of the You Tube “use old embed code” share option again. So if your web site doesn’t use iframes you’re just going to be SOL. Ebay users are going to be pissed. Guess I’ll have to study up. I only know how to post You Tubes the old way. Anyhow I found this workaround that appears to work for now. My understanding is that Google doesn’t want anyone to use the old embed codes anymore because … mobile devices. Yay! ScrOOGLElicious.

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover  we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

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Extension to Iran talks eyed in bid to ease tension


November 22, 2014 3:52PM ET

World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome differences preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran’s atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the high-stakes talks.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said “big gaps” remained with two days to go before a self-imposed Nov. 24 deadline for an accord, despite signs of some headway. A European source said the chance of a final deal by Monday was “very small.”

Earlier on Saturday, Kerry held a conference call with the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain, and separate calls with the foreign ministers of Turkey and Canada, a senior U.S. State Department official said.

He also spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has repeatedly voiced his skepticism about any rapprochement with Iran. Tehran says it is Israel’s unacknowledged nuclear arsenal that threatens regional peace and stability.

UVA suspends all fraternities after Rolling Stone campus rape report

theguardian – Associated Press in Charlottesville, Virginia

Saturday 22 November 2014 15.34 EST

The University of Virginia on Saturday suspended activities at all campus fraternal organisations, amid an investigation into a published report in which a student described being sexually assaulted by seven men at a fraternity in 2012.

UVA president Teresa Sullivan said in a letter to the university community that the board of visitors is scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the allegations contained in a Rolling Stone article, along with the university’s policies and procedures concerning sexual assaults. Groups of students, faculty, alumni and others will be asked to hold similar discussions.

“We can demand that incidents like those described in Rolling Stone never happen and that if they do, the responsible are held accountable to the law. This will require institutional change, cultural change, and legislative change, and it will not be easy. We are making those changes.”

Strong earthquake strikes central Japan

theguardian – Associated Press in Tokyo

Saturday 22 November 2014 23.12 EST

Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.

More than half a dozen homes were destroyed in a ski resort town, and at least 39 people were injured across the region, including seven seriously, mostly with broken bones, officials said.

The magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck shortly after 10pm (1300 GMT) Saturday west of Nagano city at a depth of 6 miles, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The agency revised the magnitude from a preliminary 6.8 while the US Geological Survey measured it at 6.2. Since the quake occurred inland, there was no possibility of a tsunami.

Missouri Grand Jury Won’t Decide on Michael Brown Killing This Weekend

bloomberg, by Tim Bross and Andrew Harris

Nov 23, 2014 12:01 AM ET

…A law enforcement official familiar with the deliberations, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly, said yesterday a decision wouldn’t come this weekend and declined to speculate on the reason. The official said law enforcement doesn’t know what will happen this week.

The grand jury began hearing evidence Aug. 20 and, according to CNN and MSNBC, will reconvene Nov. 24. Ed Magee, a spokesman for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch, didn’t respond to an e-mailed request for comment.

Demonstrators blocked streets in Ferguson Nov. 21 and three people were arrested and charged with unlawful assembly after refusing to leave roadways, according to a statement from law enforcement officials.

Bill Cosby’s legacy, recast: Accusers speak in detail about sexual-assault allegations

The Washington Post, by Manuel Roig-Franzia, Scott Higham, Paul Farhi and Mary Pat Flaherty

November 22 at 11:36 PM

…Sixteen women have publicly stated that Cosby, now 77, sexually assaulted them, with 12 saying he drugged them first and another saying he tried to drug her. The Washington Post has interviewed five of those women, including a former Playboy Playmate who has never spoken publicly about her allegations. The women agreed to speak on the record and to have their identities revealed. The Post also has reviewed court records that shed light on the accusations of a former director of women’s basketball operations at Temple University who assembled 13 “Jane Doe” accusers in 2005 to testify on her behalf about their allegations against Cosby.


Obama’s Ferguson rhetoric on “who we are”

by lambert, Corrente

Why I Am in Jail

by Sandra Steingraber, commondreams

A Textbook Example of a Employer’s Campaign to Destroy a Union

by Moshe Z. Marvit, truthout

Ferguson: Counterinsurgency Operation Underway

by wendydavis, MY FDL

Prosecutorial Discretion: Plenty for Me; But None for Thee

by Joe Firestone, New Economic Perspectives

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

1 comment

    • BobbyK on November 23, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Brownie Google.

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