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Sunday, July 15, 2018

moment of treehugging

climate gentrification will deepen urban inequality.

...the study confirms an important, and under-emphasized, point about gentrification. it does not simply reflect the preferences and decisions of so-called gentrifiers. it is often the product of larger structural forces and major public investments.

in miami, the wealthy have long preferred the coasts. but as the risk of climate change grows, this will likely change, with the wealthy colonizing the higher, less flood-prone ground inland and especially in and around downtown. Indeed, as the study shows, it is the higher places—traditionally home to the less advantaged and the poor—that have seen the largest jumps in price appreciation.

as water levels rise and flooding increases, miami will segregate along new lines, with the poor pushed farther into the region’s hinterlands, or perhaps out of the region altogether—exacerbating the substantial spatial inequality that already defines the region.- citylab

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springtime on sunday

the fight between nyc and air bnb is heating up

we're going to abolish ice

trump's border crisis is rooted in fears of white dispossession 

soccer game in australia delayed as kangaroo rests on field
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Saturday, July 14, 2018

moment of treehugging

some might like it hot, but extreme heat can overpower the human body

...the chicago heat wave in the summer of 1995 killed an estimated 692 people and sent at least 3,300 people to the emergency room. an observational study of some of those patients revealed that 28 percent who were diagnosed at the time with severe heat stroke had died within a year of being admitted to the hospital, and most who initially survived the high temperatures had "permanent loss of independent function," according to a 1998 study of the heat wave, published in archives of internal medicine. - scientific american

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forty miles to saturday night

red states stand to lose the most in trade wars

how the gop ended up with a nazi as a house nominee

wife of new white house communications chief loves racist tweets

'team deplorable' shop selling trump merch closes in two days 
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Friday, July 13, 2018

Block me when I want to promote something different?

Fine, I'll go back to something older -- I have a big, beautiful butt that cares even less than I do about copyright whatever.  TMI, I'm sure, but look, I'm blogging again, HuffPo be damned. I want to make y'all happy.

If this video doesn't work, my big ass is gonna lay a cow...
posted by Jim Yeager at 10:19 PM | 2 comments

Oh, since I'm here...

I recently read a book by Mike Rutherford, long-suffering guitarist, bassist, and songwriter of one of my all-time favorite bands, Genesis. I'm currently working on a book by another Genesis star, Phil Collins.

These books make much mention of the Peter Gabriel driven Genesis years, the music from which I will cherish forever. But the two books also discuss the 2007 Genesis reunion.

I had to go to YooToob to check that out. I loved what I found.

It's intriguing, the way folks go back to their roots, no matter how far, or long, they've been gone. I love that. It grounds me and gives me wings at the same time...


Uh, I'm sorry. Looks like I'm blocked.


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Thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan said, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall"..

Now we're supposed to build one here?

Mr. President? Kiss my ass...
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moment of treehugging

air pollution is triggering diabetes in 3.2 million people each year.

fine particulate matter, belched out by cars and factories and generated through chemical reactions in the atmosphere, hang around as haze and make air hard to breathe. air pollution has been linked to chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, but this study is one of the first attempts to quantify the connection for diabetes. researchers tracked 1.7 million u.s. veterans for almost a decade to assess their risk of developing diabetes. they also used data from global studies on diabetes risk, as well as air quality data from the u.s. environmental protection agency and nasa, to create equations that analyzed the connection between air pollution exposure and diabetes globally. - science news

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friday night lights

immigrants and unions make america great

the worst run white house in modern history

it's july and wildfire season looks terrible already

yes, trump is a racist
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

moment of treehugging

the air in pittsburgh is unhealthy to breath for about four months of the year. 

pittsburgh is one of 10 major cities in the country to experience elevated levels of air pollution for more than 10 days a year, according to a new report from the penn environment research and policy center.

the study, published today, looks at national air quality data from 2016 in both urban and rural regions. among the country's most populated cities, pittsburgh ranked fourth most polluted, with 121 days in which half or more air monitoring locations reported elevated levels of particulate matter and ozone pollution.

the finding means pittsburgh has approximately four months per year when air pollution is above the level the epa says presents "little to no risk" to human health. other recent research indicates that the city is also in the midst of a childhood asthma epidemic. - environmental health news

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thursday 11

where's the gig economy?

supermarket chain apologizes as black man is banned from store

feral peacocks are attacking luxury cars when they see their own reflections

horses remember if you smiled or frowned at them the last time they saw you
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

wednesday morning dew

mumbai bans plastic bags and bottles

red meat allergies caused by tick bites are on the rise

how student debt is worsening gender and racial injustice

if pollinators had dating profiles
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

moment of treehugging

catastrophic drought threatens iraq as major dams in surrounding countries cut off water to its great rivers

the rivers of iraq, above all the tigris and euphrates, are drying up. the country is becoming more arid, and desertification is eating into the limited amount of agricultural land. dams built upriver in turkey, syria and iran since the 1970s have reduced the flow of water that reaches iraq by as much as half and the situation is about to get worse. 

..as iraq begins to recover from 40 years of wars and emergencies, its existence is being threatened by the rapidly falling water levels in the two great rivers on which its people depend. - independent

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tuesday night's squad

trump's rallys are officially a threat to public health

workers' wages fall after gop tax bill

ice plans to destroy records of abuse of immigrants

why are so many of san francisco's black mothers and babies dying?

and rip 50's heart throb, actor tab hunter
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Monday, July 09, 2018

moment of treehugging

a changing climate at mono lake could mean more dust storms in the eastern sierra — or less water for los angeles 

since 1994, a landmark state water resources control board decision has capped l.a.’s diversions of the streams that feed mono lake, defusing for a time one of california’s most protracted environmental battles. scientists say climatic shifts, however, are bringing less snow to the sierra nevada and less snowmelt to mono lake. that means if los angeles keeps taking its allocated share, it will lead to a decline in lake levels and increased health risks for those exposed to windblown dust from the receding shoreline, according to the great basin unified air pollution control district. to protect mono basin’s ecosystem and airshed, regulatory officials say, will require drafting new predictive models of precipitation, temperature and evaporation rates to control diversions into an aqueduct system that has transformed the ancient brine lake into the largest source of powder-fine air pollution in the united states. of particular concern are particulates of 10 microns or less, which are regulated by state and federal laws because they can lodge deep in the lungs, causing respiratory injuries. dust storms at mono lake exceeded federal health standards 33 times in 2016, officials said. - latte times

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monday scabby monday

how the surveillance state destroys the lives of poor people

chinese investment in the u.s. has plummeted 92% this year

homeless people are dying at alarming rates because of climate change

italy's deputy pm calls for 'mass cleansing' of roma ethnicity
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Sunday, July 08, 2018

moment of treehugging

we will all be paying for scott pruitt for ages 

mr. trump’s willingness to tolerate mr. pruitt’s chicanery was not surprising. the two men share an environmental philosophy that may be roughly summarized as “industry over science,” and, for all his flaws, mr. pruitt was tireless in the crusade to dismantle environmental protections. his greatest hits include playing a key role in getting mr. trump to withdraw the united states the paris climate agreement; pushing the repeal of numerous obama-era regulations, including those to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and automobiles; and instituting a policy that barred scientists who receive federal grants from serving on the epa.’s advisory committees, while simultaneously welcoming corporate representatives onto these panels. just last month, the times reported that the epa. had decided for the most part not to consider exposure to chemicals through the air, water or ground when it is evaluating whether they should be regulated or banned under a bipartisan law passed in 2016. - nytimes

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some sunday morning

wage theft: to attack the crime, understand the motive

global dead zones are doubling every 10 years

eat the rich: this is just the beginning

a job market this tight should deliver big raises

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Saturday, July 07, 2018

fine saturday

study suggests white people assault black, latino people rather than visa versa

dismantle the dept of homeland security

the next plague is coming. is america ready?

"white civil rights rally" to be held next to white house on charlottesville anniversary

and rip creator of spider man and dr. strange, artist/creator steve ditko
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friday night knife fight

colorado will defy epa's loosening of emission standards

700+ charter schools are whiter than their districts

verizon doesn't know what the word 'unlimited' means

why tyrants dehumanize the powerless
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Thursday, July 05, 2018

thursday 8 am (lisa's song)

amazon nixes aid for homeless in seattle

invasive, blinding weed spreads to virginia

1 in 9 us workers are paid wages that leave them in poverty, even when working full time

why the public must understand how our monetary systems work

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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

born on the 4th of july

a cultural vacuum in trump's white house

why there is no border crisis

states illegally use citizenship, nationality and immigration laws to justify racist policies 

the millennial socialists are coming
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Tuesday, July 03, 2018

tuesday nights

the staggering hypocrisy of the super-capitalists

almost half of diabetics skip medical care due costs

sex work after fosta-sestra: why so many are panicking

narcissists have thicker eyebrows 

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Monday, July 02, 2018

monday salvation

britain's nhs is 'picking up pieces' of mental health epidemic caused by social media

how private equity helped kill toys r us

local interventions boosts coral's resistance to bleaching

the displacement of black oakland

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Sunday, July 01, 2018

six ways til sunday

new york, boston face coastal flooding with nary a storm in sight

more than 400 washpost employees wrote a letter to jeff bezos decrying his 'shocking' pay practices

seattle's ban on plastic straws and utensils begins today

meet the economist behind the 1%'s takeover of america
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Saturday, June 30, 2018

abe lincoln has a message for republicans

“I again submit to your consideration the expediency of establishing a system for the encouragement of immigration. All though this source of national wealth and strength is again flowing with greater freedom than for several years before the insurrection occurred, there is still a great deficiency of laborers in every field of industry, especially in agriculture, and in our mines, as well as of iron and coal as of the precious metals. While the demand for labor is thus increased here, tens of thousands of persons, destitute of remunerative occupation, are thronging our foreign consulates and offering to emigrate to the United States if essential, but very cheap assistance, can be afforded them. It is very easy to see that under the sharp discipline of Civil War, the nation is beginning a new life. This noble effort demands the aid and out to receive the attention of the Government.”

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every day's a saturday

breitbart traffic declined for seventh straight month

trump environmental policies could result in 80,000 more deaths per decade

progress is always opposed

grocery store censors "summa cum laude" on birthday cake
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Friday, June 29, 2018

friday night is killing me

the rule of law is crumbling more each day under trump

woman may be jailed for protesting anti-immigrant policies outside of gop rep office

suicide rates are up in every state

sexual harassment is rife in the sciences, study finds

and rip award-winningsci-fi writer (of many classic star trek scripts) and trouble-maker harlan ellison
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

throwback thursday

how the alt-right manipulates the internet's biggest commenting platform

fear mongering based on mis-info: it's what the conservative media does best

here's how higher education dies

the most popular vitamin and mineral supplements provide no health benefits

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

wednesday morning dew

china's 'bad dog' robot hopes to help kids w/their loneliness

crypto-currency market loses 11.5% in one day

beware of democrats and their 'good' billionaires

bargaining with the algorithm 
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

tuesday night part 3

when a president attacks due process, democracy itself is in trouble

scott walker wants to build a canadian wall

a short history of scott pruitt's scandals

there's nothing wrong with treating an a*hole like an a*hole 
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Monday, June 25, 2018

monday rain

spain's third largest city votes to boycott israel

a record number of kids died this flu season

in silicon valley, google cats are killing the owls

fire breaks out at london's hayward gallery as rotting fish artwork explodes 
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Sunday, June 24, 2018

save your sundays for surfing

suicide rate up 30% since 1999

for big corporations, wage theft penalties are just the cost of doing business

everything we thought we knew about the gig economy is wrong

how rural america became a hospital desert 
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Saturday, June 23, 2018

everybody wants to be black on a saturday night

killing obamacare is killing people

google tries being slightly less evil

the evangelical minister who helped build the religious right thinks he made a terrible mistake

the constitution rejects an imperial presidency
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Friday, June 22, 2018

friday night in london

mexico imposes $3b tariff on american goods

trump is what happens after the gop rebrands knowledge as elitism and ignorance as bliss

misleading unemployment numbers and ruse of "labor flexibility"

new campaign seeks ban on factory farms

and rip the gorilla that could speak sign language, koko
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

this thursday

americans shell out billions annually to subsidize fossil fuels

whale dies from plastic bags

scooters disappear from san francisco streets, for now

bee saving paper 
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

wednesday morning coffee

the government has no plan for reunited immigrant families
the dire consequences of giving private companies responsibility for public water systems

has trump over-estimated the cruelty of his supporters?

former fox news reporter says russians colluded with trump thru roger stone
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

tuesday night part 2

the taking of millennial wealth by rich white boomers

115 confederate monuments removed since 2015

the first climate refugees in the us

palo alto pastor calls out silicon valley hypocrites for ignoring poor
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Monday, June 18, 2018

monday papers

megan mcardle is the poster child for failing upwards in america

judge orders maine to implement voter-approved medicaid expansion

5 founding fathers whose skepticism about religion would make them unelectable today

donald trump wants to rule the world. the good news is, he's terrible at it
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Sunday, June 17, 2018

remembering sunday

reporters fact check trump on separation of families to his face; he keeps lying anyway

thousands protest at us-mexican border

united methodist church calls on fellow methodist sessions to reverse family border separations

white america's racial animus is the real impetus for welfare cuts
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Saturday, June 16, 2018

everybody loves saturday night

the gangster mentality of anti-anti-trumpism

new draft guide to medicare distorts the facts

the 10 professions with the most psychopaths

your home is your snitch

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Friday, June 15, 2018

friday night in dixie

denmark bans wearing a burqa in public

chile becomes the first country in the americas to ban plastic bags

how trump is weaponizing the courts for political ends

looking for life on a flat earth
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