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Thursday, July 24, 2014

houston street, thursday afternoon

how your tax dollars fund climate denialism

man puts his hospital bill on line and it went viral

you are allowed to discuss your pay with co-workers

stop the jerktech
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

wireless wednesday

kansas is a failed experiment

 more than 1/3 of mississippi gop would back the confederacy in a second civil war

capitalism's deeper problem

how a 12-year-old girl's science project made everyone rethink established science (update: whoops! maybe not!)
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

grey tuesday

climate change: lake mead is drying and miami beach is drowning

i was a teenage fox news robot

why do banksters get help but not home owners?

here's un update on all 6 flags we left on the moon
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Monday, July 21, 2014

monday speaks

half a billion christians decide not to invest in fossil fuels anymore

the u.s. ranks 11th in plague

how lax gun laws turn domestic abuse into murder

protestor admits harassing women outside abortion clinics don't change minds
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

rip james garner

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a beloved actor....a dedicated democrat.

"on august 28, 1963, garner was one of several celebrities to join martin luther king jr. in the "march on washington for jobs and freedom." in his autobiography, garner recalled sitting in third row listening to king's "i have a dream" speech.

 for his role in the 1985 cbs miniseries space, the character's party affiliation was changed from republican as in the book to reflect Garner's personal views. garner said, "my wife would leave me if I played a republican."

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environmental news stories sunday

for those pesky little stories that weren't bandied about on the shouting head bobble shows this morning.

drought drying up small central valley farmers' future. this time of year, may vu's farm in sanger should be carpeted with blooming flowers and a bounty of vegetables. but a failing irrigation pump and a nearly empty well have dried up vu's farm and with it, her source of income - fresno bee

organic food’s dirty secret: what the “seductive” label fails to tell you. purchase produce emblazoned with the usda’s official organic seal, and you should be able to assume several things are true: your food will have been grown without the benefit of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, sewage sludge or irradiation, and it won’t contain genetically modified organisms - salon

california halts injection of fracking waste, warning it may be contaminating aquifers. california officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers - propublica

coffee insurance cuts bitterness of extreme weather for kenyan farmers. coffee, once a reliable cash crop in kenya, has been hard hit by the country's erratic weather patterns. some farmers have swapped to more climate-resistant crops; others struggle through, making barely enough to live on. - reuters

california drought will probably worsen this summer, expert says. california is probably headed into a deeper drought this summer, making it harder to escape in the future, an expert says - latte times

alabama, which has much at risk from climate change, argues it doesn't exist. alabama's political and economic leaders have long prided themselves on resisting ideas that come from outside the state, particularly if the ideas are the source material of new regulation by the federal government or directives from international bodies such as the United Nations - climatewire

california couple conserving water amid drought could face fine for brown lawn. a southern california couple who scaled back watering their lawn amid the state's drought received a warning from the suburb where they live that they might be fined for creating an eyesore - despite emergency statewide orders to conserve. - reuters

wine corks nose dive. a new genetic study of trees that produce high- and low-quality cork divulges some clues behind the recent decline in cork quality, hinting at a possible link to climate change - sciencenews

nestlé doesn’t want you to know how much water it’s bottling from the drought striken california desert - grist

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sunday arvo


elizabeth warren's 11 commandments of progressivism

find out how hot summers will be in your city this century

inside the conservative message coordination between politicians and journalists

surely you're sexist, mr. feynman

and rip one of our all-time favs, portrayor of maverick and rockford and a myriad of other iconic movie & tv roles, james garner
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

whoops! we forgot! happy blogiversary!

to us!!

12 years of contiguous blogging, as of july 10!
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saturday night down south

hey north carolina, your racism is showing

meet the 7 crazy-assed libertarians that might help the dems hold the senate

why are liberals funnier than conservatives?

how dominos pizza lost the noid mascot
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Friday, July 18, 2014

rich friday

pro-life v. real life

corporate behavior so bad even fortune magazine can't stomach it

americans insist on being delusional about racism

bundy ranch stand off emboldened volatile extremists, says so. poverty law center

and rip famed blues guitarist johnny winter and legendary broadway/film actress (and alec baldwin's mom on 30 rock)  elaine stritch
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

hot thursday

the right wing hates your "consequence-free sex"

wage theft and other niceties inside new york's food industry

pro-fracking group blocks national park in colorado

the coming collapse of capitalism
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

white wednesday

2 out every 5 u.s. households only have wireless phones

why are the super-rich so angry?

paying employees to stay, not go

stand your playground
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

great mood for a tuesday

dear democrats: economic inequality is not an act of god

want to know how much corporate money any given politician gets?  there's an app for that

female white house staffers got smaller raises than male staffers

riots rock argentina after world cup loss to germany


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Monday, July 14, 2014

monday space

the oceans face irreplacable damage

how nyc real estate became a dumping ground for the world's dirty money

inside the right's creepy demonization of helpless americans

the real reason pot is still illegal
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Sunday, July 13, 2014

sunday and me

states that raised their minimum wage experience faster job growth

how right wing extremists took over texas

the danger of conflating criticism of israel with anti-sematism

the troubling world of corporate christianity
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Saturday, July 12, 2014

saturday night divas

dick cheney's campaign for iraq war 3

more than half of gop governors are climate deniers

dems introduce bill that could lead to scotus impeachment

trophy wives may not be a thing

and rip the last surviving member of the ramones, tommy ramone

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Friday, July 11, 2014

rainy friday

missouri town discovers tourists don't like hanging around gun nuts

los angeles is the wage theft capital of the united states

the plunder of detroit and iraq

tomorrow is the first of three super moons in a row

and rip modeling agent pioneer eileen ford
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

holy thursday

school kids are being restrained against their will

inside the koch brothers' secret billionaire conference

the majority of the country don't need to hear from sarah palin anymore

the alcoholic judges of broward county
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

whimsical wednesday

privatized education steals from the poor and gives to the rich

the fbi under-reports rapes

one quarter of america lives in high-poverty neighborhoods

physicists explain why your earphones are always tangled

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

got it on tuesday

natural history is dying, and we are all poorer for it

the rise of diy abortion in texas

how conservatives could make elizabeth warren president

the bird that paints its eggs with bacteria




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Monday, July 07, 2014

monday song

gop candidate likes to masturbate in other people's cars

the 7 types of republicans and how to debate them

5 ways the rich are destroying the economy by hoarding their money

10 ways companies use feminism to sell their crap

and rip physicist bruno zumino
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Sunday, July 06, 2014

sunday afternoon

how the usda helps mcdonalds sell fast food

why women need unions

france passes the anti-amazon law

putting us all at risk for the measles
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Saturday, July 05, 2014

saturday night daddy

the united states of too bad

germany's windiest state set to achieve 100% renewable energy

illinois clergy protests scotus by handing out condoms at hobby lobby

three monster black holes rumble space time


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Friday, July 04, 2014

born on the 4th of july

pot farmers market slated for los angeles this holiday weekend

early last century nothing said 4th of july like tetanus

we've been living in 1984 since 1921

how to keep your dog happy during fireworks using science

there really was a capt. blackadder and lt. baldric that served in wwi

and rip wwii hero and jesse owens' olympic team mate louis zamperini, ad well as mchale's navy's lt. carpenter, bob hastings
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Thursday, July 03, 2014

hello thursday

let's call open carry gangs what they are: terrorists

75% say iraqi war wasn't worth it

50 years after freedom summer, the voting rights act is needed more than ever

since newtown, at least 100 children were accidentally killed
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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

when it's night time in italy, it's wednesday over here

here's an interactive map of air pollution around the world

the gop is the pro-death party

how corporations became people you can't sue

and rip director paul mazursky


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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

goodby tuesday

washongton, dc: two parties and a funeral

kevin mcarthy sets the record for least amount of time on the job before becoming house leader

gop college chair switches parties after misssissippi primary

why hodor says hodor
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Monday, June 30, 2014

monday: sleep

ebola outbreak out of control in west africa

millennials: 50% idependent, 29% unreligious

benghazi was the republicans' fault

the chickenhawk resurfaces

and rip designing women star (and hollywood montrose in mannequinmesach taylor
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Sunday, June 29, 2014

environmental news stories sunday and happy birthday to das williams

for those little pesky stories that they weren't talking about on the sunday shows this morning.

but first, a big 4-0 birthday shoutout to my hardworking, environment loving assemblymember, das williams!
(i think the hardest working ca state assemblymember)


new threats to honeybees put us food supply at risk. modern farm economics have created an enormously productive system of genetically engineered, chemically dependent agriculture. but it relies on just one domesticated insect to deliver a third of the food on our plate. and that insect is dying, a victim of the very food system that has come to depend on it. - star tribune

isis, water scarcity: is climate change destabilizing iraq? a series of un reports released earlier this year found that global warming is already destabilizing nation states around the world, and syria has been no exception - slate

nasa mission to map carbon dioxide from space. if you have ever had a medical check-up, you have probably been asked to blow into a hand-held device that calculates the amount of air you can hold in your lungs. In the early hours of tuesday in california, nasa will launch into space a similar, albeit much larger, instrument that captures the "breath" of the earth - sydney morning herald

fresno's driest 3 years on record. california got just enough rain to avoid the driest winter in memory, but fresno still will reach an all-time landmark — the worst three-year drought since record-keeping began in 1878 - fresno bee

firehawk super chopper fights california wildfires. they call it the firehawk. los angeles county fire Department senior pilot tom short talks about this helicopter like it's a super chopper. And a firefighting super-chopper is especially valuable now, as california braces for what may be one of the worst wildfire seasons on record - cnn


companies 'work around' u.s. oil export ban. companies and federal officials are finding a way around a 1970s-era u.s. ban on crude oil exports by slightly processing some of the rising amounts of oil extracted from the nation's shale deposits - usa today

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june 29, 1925. santa barbara. 6.3



the main shock at 6:42 a.m., estimated to have lasted only ten or twelve seconds, was followed by four large aftershocks, of six to eight seconds duration over the next twenty minutes. continuing temblors, measuring into the hundreds but diminishing in force, unsettled the citizenry for months to come.

during those first terrifying seconds many landmarks vanished forever. thirteen souls went to meet their maker. for santa barbara an era that had started with the arrival of fremont in 1846 had come to a cataclysmic close.

considering that the city had a population of over 25,000 on that catastrophic june morning, the death total, thirteen, was miraculously small. reconstruction began at once… santa barbara would emerge from ruin as a city reborn -  - walter thomkins

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sundays

the nra's very bad year at the supreme court

scientists use mri to scan brains of writers as they write

private probation companies: the return of debtors' prison

the wines of westeros
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Saturday, June 28, 2014

saturday night crap-o-rama

the second amendment doesn't say what you think it says

sean hannity, ron paul and glenn beck will appear in "atlas shrugs part 3"

the greeen news report

archeologists may have found the santa maria

and rip legendary soul singer bobby womack
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Friday, June 27, 2014

skippy's friday night music club

it's friday, peeps. get up and dance to this 
friday night edition to our ode to the sounds of motown.


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party people, friday night

nypd still jailing minorities for pot

obesity is linked to long-term unemployment

record number of ice flows off the coast of newfoundland

10 scientific ideas that scientists wish you would stop misusing

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

skippy's thursday night music club

continuing our ode to the funky sounds of 
motor town, detroit city.

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hardly thursday afternoon

real wait times at the va (hint: not what cnn says)

judges with daughters tend to rule in favor of women's rights

the gop's twinkie subsidy

"things i am afraid of thanks to doctor who"
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

skippy's wednesday night music club

ode to the sounds of detroit. 
wonderous wednesday version!

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what's wednesday want


how chemistry can save you from the zombie apocalypse

doing for the poor and to the poor

amazon labor practices will be investigated

the science of medicinal leeches

and rip character sctor extraordinaire, eli wallach
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