Monday, October 20, 2014
monday was a soundgarden song
nfl kept quiet about hundreds of domestic abuse cases
massive methane hotspot over 4 corners detected by satellite
"homeland" and other un-american words
Sunday, October 19, 2014
is you dentist ripping you off?
ebola: nurses are outraged by the blame game
bears once roamed manhattan in droves
Saturday, October 18, 2014
saturday night is dead
sexual assault victims in louisiana face hefty bills for medical care
don't fall for the gop's over-the-counter contraceptive scam
swatch inventor: swiss watch industry missed the smart watch boat
Friday, October 17, 2014
the oceans are getting hotter than we thought
59% of millennials would consider moving overseas for a job
most people with addiction simply out grow it
and rest in peace actress, tireless worker & national officer of the screen actors guild sumi haru
Thursday, October 16, 2014
how twitter became the linked-in of the adult industry
denying women abortion access to women in abusive relationships keeps them in abusive relationship
facebook shuttle drivers want a union - and some sleep
and rip "la bamba" & "modern family" actress elizabeth pena
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
every wednesday night
state auditor will examine the court books for ferguson
more jobs have been created under obama than undef both bushes combined
lower unemployment rate = recovery - for the top 10%
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
the anti-vaccination epidemic
nearly 4 times as many people signed up for obama care as watch fox news
the deficit is down, and the deficit hawks are furious
A little while ago, I asked who the only pitcher in major league history to win the decisive World Series game for two different teams was. The answer is John Lackey -- he did it for the Angels in '02 and the Red Sox last year.
I would have said so earlier, but stupid crap got in the way -- getting into a fight with some random crackhead and pissing me off for days being part of that stupid crap. But I'm okay, so eff him and his crack habit.
Til further on...
Monday, October 13, 2014
happy thanksgiving canada!
worse than ebola: entrovirus D68 is paralyzing children
justice ginsburg says the supreme court sees women as "not really an adult individual"
nasa's going to an earth-threatening asteroid to collect samples and bring them back
Sunday, October 12, 2014
environmental news stories sunday
science does matter...so does reality.
environmental disasters lurk in energy pipelines. michigan's increasing role in petroleum products transport doesn't just pose potential risk; it's already causing problems. - detroit free press
fracktivist residents see red, not black gold. in greater numbers by the month, residents across north orange county, california, are calling for an end to fracking, joining a growing chorus of californians demanding a stop to the controversial oil drilling practice. - orange county register
sydney octopuses heading south as tasmanian waters warm. a tasmanian researcher has found octopuses from sydney are reproducing in tasmanian waters. the common sydney octopus was thought to have migrated south because of rising ocean temperatures - australia abc news
n.y. ranger hockey legend wants to put dirty energy in the penalty box - grist
susan g. komen partnership withs outrage. the susan g. komen foundation might want to rethink its par oil company stirtnership with oilfield services company baker hughes. on oct. 3., the foundation announced it would coat thousands of the company’s drill bits used for hydraulic fracturing with pink paint to help spread breast cancer awareness. - houston chronicle
frackers are dumping toxic waste into california's groundwater - grist
on november 4, santa barbara county voters get to decide on whether protecting our water resources, our agricultural land and our world famous wine country is more important that oil company plans on fracking. #yesonmeasurep.
(disclosure - i have been precinct walking and talking for this measure.)
sunday for tea
how rich old white men are taking away the lunch money from inner city blacks
you can't stop ebola at the airport
police depts retaliate against watchdog groups across the u.s.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
saturday night is alright for fighting
half the world's animal population has disappeared since 1970
secret money floods political ads
facebook's experiments on its users were illegal
Friday, October 10, 2014
4 am friday -whatever it takes
hey, isn't snow supposed to be white?
the gop's scorched earth policies
how long do cd's last? not forever
and rip actress and very funny snl performer jan hooks
Thursday, October 09, 2014
A Little Baseball Trivia...
In all of Major League history, only one pitcher has won the last game of a World Series for two different teams. Who is it?
man gets 4 1/2 months for tweeting rape threats
george zimmerman's family wanted their own reality show
u.s. death scorecard: ebola -1; flu - 50,000
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
east coast wednesday
old energy is doing everything it can to stop solar power
can farmers outsmart climate change?
and, if not, is martian soil good for farming?
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
if tuesday comes
u.s. hospitals unprepared to handle infectious hospital waste
it's a great time to be rich
and get ready for some damn fine coffee...twin peaks is coming back!
Monday, October 06, 2014
iceland bankers convicted and unemployment is down
6 billionaires who have moved somewhere and ruined it
the human body, according to venture capitalists
Sunday, October 05, 2014
sunday for seven days
the irrational strain of sexism in the rational thought movement
dallas hospital alters account of ebola patient admittance
world's first affordable robot butler coming in 2015
Saturday, October 04, 2014
saturday night in toledo, ohio
fbi can't find files after spending $55 million to digitize them
the worst colleges in america
Friday, October 03, 2014
typical friday night
budget cuts severely limited our ability to respond to ebola
inside the koch brothers toxic empire
naomi klein: capitalism is stupid
Thursday, October 02, 2014
voter registration surges after michael brown shooting
marriott fires florida dem after learning she's running against company-backed gop candidate
the 5 biggest mistakes in the ebola outbreak
this garden can kill
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
rockafeller heirs move to divest oil stocks
it's open carry for whites and open season on blacks
why you bear economic risk and donald trump doesn't
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
i'll take a tuesday
domestic violence is 2 to 4 times more prevalent in police families than in regular american families
abortion hurts the dudebros
but who's paying the pro-war pundits?
Monday, September 29, 2014
monday to monday
"officer of the year" arrested for stalking a woman using police resources
cops have a much bigger domestic abuse problem than the nfl
judge rules police can use swat team to shut down twitter parody
Sunday, September 28, 2014
the militia next door
veterans send a letter to fox news after the "boobs on the ground" remark
can ebola become airborne??!!??!?!! yeah, probably not
Saturday, September 27, 2014
saturday night in the city of the dead
if the gop is right, why are red states so far behind?
world population will hit 11 billion by 2100
eric holder's 5 crucial failures
Friday, September 26, 2014
til friday night
making excuses for spanking: insult to injury
nearly half of american cities are in financial insecurity
why some of the world's greatest thinkers did drugs
Thursday, September 25, 2014
los angeles thursday
black women must be prostitutes, right?
the ugly side of football
over half of u.s. bird species face extinction
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
wage theft is widespread across apple's supply chain
14-year-old rape kit, finally tested, leads to cop's arrest
pink floyd is releasing a new album next november
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
i know what you wanted to do last tuesday
how american preachers reinvented hell
10 ways colleges will scam you
breaking: olive garden is terrible
Monday, September 22, 2014
democrats can't keep ignoring immigrants an their allies
is nate silver a little too excited about his election model?
wife beating is not a private matter
Sunday, September 21, 2014
assemblymember das williams
don't let the stories of miscreant politicians sway your opinion of those who chose public service to actually make a change in their communities and in the lives of their constituents.
as colbert would say, das represents the "fighting 37th" assembly district in california, which includes my little red-tiled town of santa barbara, as well as goleta, carpinteria, solvang, ojai and ventura. it's a big territory, and das and his staff are determined to listen to and represent us all.
whether it be attending sbcc science students project presentations, visiting local farms, presenting disaster preparedness events, writing legislation acknowledging the importance of bees to our food system, working to get more students into and through college without selling out their financial futures, saving people from toppled carriages or picking up trash along the local beaches for coastal clean up day, das seems to be everywhere.
i want what vitamins he's taking.
on this day of nationally acknowledging the climate, i just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge what an inspiration my local ecologically "with it" assemblymember has been to me.
environmental news stories sunday
and, surprise...surprise...the corporate sunday talk shows complete ignored today's historic climate march.
the pacific starfish die-off continues, but there is new hope. a grisly horror show is playing out along the west coast of north america. remains of millions of dead and dying sea stars, commonly known as starfish, litter the shoreline from vancouver to san diego - newsweek
in maine, climate change is taking a toll. in maine, a state with the highest percentage of forested land and a long, famously scenic coastline, where timber and fisheries remain at the heart of the economy, climate change has become an immediate concern. - boston globe
losing ground in louisiana. levees along the mississippi river and years of oil and gas extraction have caused dramatic erosion and subsidence in louisiana - living on earth
meet bill mckibben, the man behind massive 'people's climate march' rally. bill mckibben wrote the first big book about global warming, a work he hoped would startle the world like a fire alarm. but the planet just kept on hurtling toward an overheated doom, he noticed. so twenty-five years later, he’s come up with a shriller, more literal strategy for reform: actual alarms - nbc news
hundreds protest climate change along 2 miles of wilshire boulevard. Hundreds of people protesting climate change picketed street corners saturday along a 2-mile stretch of wilshire boulevard in los angeles. the spread-out rally was one of seven staged in cities across california as a preview of a demonstration expected to draw as many as 400,000 on sunday in new york city - latte times
more than dangerous: naomi klein takes on climate deniers. the disturbing implications of climate change are rarely taken to their logical conclusions in public discussion. "people are not being told the truth," one scientist told fairfax media this week. "it's an event to which species will struggle to adapt. this is more than dangerous." - sydney morning herald
workers shut down chipolte store to protest sweatshop conditions
walmart forces employees to buy new uniforms...at walmart
an interview w/the under-appreciated terry gilliam
and rip emmy-winning actress polly bergen