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Monday, December 11, 2017

monday mi amor

donald trump, roy moore and the degradation of the gop

tesla to install 6 more battery systems in puerto rico in "humanitarian effort"

apple only wants to put its stores where white people live

the uncertain future of bitcoin futures

'abused' tillerson is losing clout on worldstage
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

every day is like sunday

neighbors of nra president plan 26 days of protest

50 swat cops tear apart innocent man's house

tesla's burning through half a million dollars every hour

light pollution: night is being lost in many countries

nyc uptown rats and downtown rats are gentically different

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Saturday, December 09, 2017

same old saturday night

author: "trump fears black people"

puerto rico's diy disaster relief

6 years after fukushima robots finally reach reactor's melted uranium fuel

the 100 progressives elected to public office this november

oops! american airlines accidentally let too many pilots take off for the holidays
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Friday, December 08, 2017

freaky friday

republican "experts"

if gop tax plan passes, democrats are unlikely to repeal it, according to history

the climate crisis is capitalism, stupid

the weird science of homophobes who turn out to be gay

the complicated legacy of the really horny panda
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Thursday, December 07, 2017

meeting marcus on a thursday

the proselytizers and the privatizers

amazon is the new microsoft

the republican war on college

from cnn: 'we surveyed 112 puerto rican funeral homes to check the accuracy of the hurricane death toll. this is what we've found

irish villagers complain fumes from viagra factory gives men and dogs boners
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

my favorite wet wednesday afternoon

gop's backers of tax bill include ghosts, office assistants, ex-felons and a few real economists

fda approves use of digital pill that tracks its own use

suicide rate among wildland fire fighters is "astronomical"

george bush sr. accused of groping 16 year old girl

gluten free? don't you mean fructan free?
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

tuesday waltz

harassed at the new republic

fracking disproportionately affects communities of color

poll: 46% white southerners feel like they're under attack

suicide rate among wildland fire fighters is "astronomical"

we're sick of racism, literally

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Monday, December 04, 2017

monday meters

arctic drilling provision in senate tax bill meets opposition from some gop house members

why republicans' fear of data will screw us all

americans own 42% of the world's guns

why are prosecutors putting innocent people in jail?

a world without net neutrality
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Sunday, December 03, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

for those little pesky stories that don't seem to get mentioned on the talking head shows, but need to be.

epa dropped an obama-era rule requiring mining companies to prove that they have the financial means to clean up after themselves.

writing in rolling stone, bill mckibben says winning slowly on climate change is the same as losing.

alaska senator lisa murkowski was a late convert to the bill when she attached a rider clearing the way for oil and gas drilling in the arctic national wildlife refuge.

florida everglades the most endangered site in the u.s., report says. the everglades is the only natural site in the united states designated as "critical" this year. - weather.com

sea-level rise to destroy 6,000 florida historic sites by 2100. if you've been delaying your visit to miami's vizcaya museum, the ernest hemingway house in key west, or the 18th century cathedral basilica of st. augustine, now's the time to start making your arrangements. - miami new times

toxics taint airport groundwater, soil 'legacy' chemicals once used in firefighter training at airport seen as emerging pollutants. - portland tribune

what the heck is “fragrance?” thanks to california, companies now have to tell us. a new state law requires disclosure of secret ingredients in cleaning products. - mother jones
trump to cut bears ears national monument by 85 percent, grand staircase-escalante by half, documents show president trump will make his final decision public monday during a trip to utah. - wapo

how are chickens and pigs altering the gulf of mexico? sustainability group asks tyson ceo to help protect gulf shrimpers and environmentalists gathered on the banks of the mississippi river to call on livestock farmers to help protect the gulf of mexico. - the advocate

trump’s first major trade fight with china could be over solar panels. united states officials will soon decide whether to broaden tariffs on solar panels in a way that could spur beijing to retaliate against american-made goods.- nytimes
judge questions exxon’s attempt to block climate fraud investigations. the hearing edged a federal judge closer to deciding whether to dismiss the oil giant’s case against the attorneys general of new york and massachusetts.- inside climate news

chernobyl blamed for radiation found on mushrooms being imported into france. a large shipment was stopped from entering france after it contained traces of cesium 137, a waste product of nuclear reactors. - sky news
water quality in lake erie 'unacceptable,' says ijc great lakes report. canada and the united states are “disappointingly slow” to address toxic chemicals getting into the great lakes, says the international joint commission. - windsor star

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every sunday

opioids: for medical purposes only

the first climate model turns 50, and predicted global warming almost perfectly

the secrecy behind the sexual harassment settlements in congress

anatomy of a fake news scandal

how 3 generations experienced american education segregation 
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Saturday, December 02, 2017

a rainy saturday

why flynn's guilty plea should terrify trump

how universal health coverage can be done right

15 black men arrested by corrupt cop are cleared of all convictions

a radioactive cloud wafts over europe, russia is suspected

gossip and news
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Friday, December 01, 2017

finally friday

this chatbot will help you sue anyone

luxury socialized medicine

how trump is dismantaling the architecture of global governance

why politicians got away with sexual misconduct for so long

you shouldn't be jailed because you're poor

and rip gomer pyle, actor/singer jim nabors 
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

maybe thursday

drain the swamp, not the state dept

why we keep talking about racism

for restaurant workers, sexual harassment begins the day you're hired

sex toys that accidentally record you

your house has about 100 species of bugs living in it 
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

michigan jim dances to songs of love and eath on wednesday

arizona goper tries to ban discussion of race, poverty and privilege in schools

ebay outsells the dark web in illegal wildlife trade

finance isn't an industry, it's social control

the night the lights went out in napa

threats to human health by ocean garbage patches 
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

tuesday troubles

why billionaires destroy jobs

u.s. may have 16,000 troops in afghanistan next year

stop trying to convince trump voters - start trying to win

here's what you have to earn to afford a mortgage in america's 50 largest cities

driverless shuttle in vegas crashes into truck on its first day
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Monday, November 27, 2017

monday man

america's 'retail apocalypse' is just the beginning

government scientist banned from talking about climate change and wildfires

untreatable gonorrhea is spreading. here's what you can do

why fake news works

the world's best cheese
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

easy like sunday morning

how a fired prosecutor became the most powerful law enforcement official in louisiana

the result of trump: 1 year later, 1000's of women running for office

 robots are coming for wall street jobs

puerto rico's schools will be privatized in the wake of hurricane maria

more women are deciding politics isn't a spectator sport
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Saturday, November 25, 2017

another rainy saturday

elections expert terrifies gop by predicting a trump-drowning democratic wave in 2018

climate change could force 1 billion people to flee their homes

for the nytimes, making dems safe for oligarchy is job one

we may not even have enough minerals to make enough electric cars

the biggest cities where rents are plunging

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Friday, November 24, 2017

black friday

socialism or amazonism

big box stores are costing our cities more than we imagine

skippy alum rj eskow on why we need to confront the billionaires' paradise

american hyper-capitalism breeds alienated men who become serial killers

walmart could face a huge class action suit from female employees

one bit coin transaction uses as much energy as your house in a week

hundreds of millionaires tell congress: raise our taxes
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

thanks for the memories

how it became a crime to be poor in america

trump kicks 59,000 displaced haitian earthquake victims out of the u.s.

france is running out of butter for their croissants

jim bakker threatens his viewers with eternal damnation unless they buy his pancake mix

bill gates, jeff bezos and warren buffet own more wealth than the entire poorest half of the u.s.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

long wednesday

largest group of scientists issues warning: time is running out

former us serviceman calls for ban on semi-automatic weapons

jeff bezos wants the keys to your house

sticker shock with the new taxes on california pot

what could women do if they didn't have to deal with male abuse?

and rip our good friend, tv comedian buzz belmondo
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

tuesday troubles

'i forgot my pin!' how an epic tale of losing $30,000 in bitcoin

there's 1 unspeakable fix to pay for the gop tax cuts

carbon cloud hangs over india and southeast asia

the new england journal of medicine explains how to think about medicare for all

alexa holds her own loud party, cops break into apartment 
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Monday, November 20, 2017

monday lover

vegas shooting victims struggle to afford mounting medical costs

house's tax bill would trigger $25 billion cut to medicare

almost 4 million americans have anger control problems and are packing a gun

with fast-charging, electric cars will soon match or beat gasoline in every respect

is it possible to predict the next pandemic

and it's difficult wish a peaceful eternal rest to him, but charles manson passed 
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

for those little pesky stories that aren't bandied about on the sunday talking head shows.

fracking study: answers soon on sick foals of tioga downs owner
when foals on jeff gural’s farm were born with a potentially fatal illness, the well-known casino magnate and horse breeder suspected a nearby natural gas well was a factor. that suspicion, shared by scientists, will soon be supported or discounted by a cornell university team that has spent two years analyzing the horses’ health and signs of chemical exposure on a molecular level. the study is scheduled for completion by early next year. - press connects
oregon dungeness crab season delayed again, could upset holiday meal plans.
oregon's commercial dungeness crab season will be delayed until at least dec. 16 because the crabs are low in meat and high in domoic acid, a toxin that can cause severe illness in people. it's the third year in a row the traditional dec. 1 opening of the ocean season has been postponed. - statesman journal 
'maybe the smog can bring us together': toxic air chokes pakistan and india.'
parts of pakistan have been enveloped by deadly smog in recent weeks, with the city of lahore suffering almost as badly as the indian capital delhi. pictures and video that show lahore looking like an apocalyptic landscape have left people in shock. some residents have said they can’t see beyond their outstretched arm. - the guardian 
leaving europe, brown says he’s talked enough, wants to ‘get something done’
the camera and lights switched on and ole torp, the charlie rose of norway, leaned in, silver hair flashing, and posed his first question to gov. jerry brown. “is the world going to hell?” “yes,” brown answered swiftly. the interview, taped last week in oslo, was declared a fabulous success, one the television audience would quite enjoy. how to explain the climate-change world’s curious embrace of a man with so apocalyptic a message? on a nearly two-week swing through europe, starting at the vatican and ending at the united nations climate change conference in bonn, brown offered a bleak appraisal of the global future: we are on a trajectory toward hell. it’s a headlong rush to a very unpleasant outcome. mankind is on the chopping block. - calmatters
a radioactive cloud wafts over europe, with russia as chief suspect.
high levels of a substance called ruthenium 106 detected over the continent have prompted concern about a possible cover-up by moscow. - nytimes 
 “farmers of the sea” say livelihood dying from midwest ag pollution.
thomas olander of louisiana has been a shrimper and fisherman for about 40 years. he says his livelihood and way of life is dying out because of the growing dead zone in the gulf of mexico. “the guys that drag across that area, they absolutely cannot catch anything alive,” he says. “nothing lives in it.” according to the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, dead zones are caused by "excessive nutrient pollution from human activities coupled with other factors that deplete the oxygen required to support most marine life in bottom and near-bottom water.” this year, the dead zone in the gulf of mexico was measured as the largest it has ever been - 8,776 square miles - an area the size of new jersey. - iowa public radio
plastics found in stomachs of deepest sea creatures.
animals from the deepest places on earth have been found with plastic in their stomachs, confirming fears that manmade fibres have contaminated the most remote places on the planet. the study, led by academics at newcastle university, found animals from trenches across the pacific ocean were contaminated with fibres that probably originated from plastic bottles, packaging and synthetic clothes. - the guardian
the gop’s dirty attack on rural america’s clean water.
house republicans appear to have a new favorite pastime: keeping americans from ever being able to go to court. at a time of heightened tensions on the korean peninsula, shocking gun violence in communities across america and russian meddling in u.s. affairs, gop lawmakers have instead chosen blocking access to the courts as their top priority. they should be ashamed, and americans should be very, very alarmed. now, in a moment of hubris shocking even by congressional standards, many of the same lawmakers are advocating that factory farms should be shielded from lawsuits even when they poison drinking water supplies. on thursday, a house subcommittee held a hearing on a proposal that would make it impossible to bring a citizen suit against these mega farms — which often hold tens of thousands of animals — for mismanaging livestock waste and polluting water supplies, mostly in rural america. - the hill

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dancing through sunday

ibm, which pioneered telecommuting, now wants employees back in their offices

in minnesota, al franken faces the heat but no broad call to resign

how gerrymandering and dark money keep americans politically sidelined

state dept is telling world leaders to stay in trump hotels

alaskan flights delayed as 450-lb seal sun bathes on runway

and rip ac/dc guitarist and co-founder, malcolm young

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

on a tennessee saturday night

roy moore is a symptom of a larger problem in evangelical circles

cutting corporate taxes will not increase american wages

skippy's homeland of australia votes yes on gay marriage

white spite: education is at the center of trump's politics of resentment

why you're not getting a raise

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Friday, November 17, 2017

everyday friday night

how your clinton rules sausage gets made

mounting gop retirements threatens house majority

dc cops spent over $300,000 on weapons for inauguration day

small alabama town has a police force 5X the national average per capita

the govt of iceland voted unanimously to put mental health warning labels on bibles
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

maximum thursday

america has a monopoly problem

do democrats really need wall street?

louise mensch is more dangerous than facebook

wildlife colonize man-made rock pools

there is no first amendment right to speak on college campuses
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

just wednesday

it's not just niger, the us military is all over africa

trump is a bad fascist. but what about the next one?

hi-priced drugs: are we being played for suckers

thoughts on the plague in madagascar

sorting thru the laughs joan rivers left us

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

tuesday treat day

female members of congress recount harassment by colleagues 

unemployment is contagious

white supremacists are sharing bomb-making plans online

trump calls on fbi to arrest his rivals for things that aren't crimes

google's sentiment analyzer thinks being gay is bad
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Monday, November 13, 2017

monday loud and clear

gawker blind item 2012 - sound like anyone? *cough*louis ck*cough*

the pitfalls of privitization

stop trying to convince trump voters

the role race plays in the war on drugs

how protests work

and rip long-time queen of gossip columnists, liz smith 

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

come sunday

doj subpoenas twitter about a popehat smiley emoji tweet

the dangerous myth of 'tax payer money'

legionnaires disease at disneyland

100's face conspiracy charges for the actions of a few on inauguration day

all your base are belong to trump
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