s skippy the bush kangaroo: September 2014

skippy the bush kangaroo

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

i'll take a tuesday

facebook, twitter & youtube get an 'f' for handling harassment

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?

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Monday, September 29, 2014

monday to monday

cops seize couple's home following son's first drug arrest

"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
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

sunday father

is obama going easy on banks that break the law?

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

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

saturday night in the city of the dead

bigoted pastor says voyager's trek through the solar system proves homosexuals are perverted

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

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Friday, September 26, 2014

til friday night

why the economy doesn't work for the 99%

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

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

los angeles thursday

driving american politics underground

black women must be prostitutes, right?

the ugly side of football

over half of u.s. bird species face extinction
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

cupcake wednesday

the college degree has become the new high school degree

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
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

i know what you wanted to do last tuesday

how corporations get rich off of taxes

how american preachers reinvented hell

10 ways colleges will scam you

breaking:  olive garden is terrible

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Monday, September 22, 2014

monday sweetheart

human rights and global wrongs

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
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

assemblymember das williams

the hardest working elected official guy around. seriously.

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.

thanks, das.

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environmental news stories sunday

climate change edition.

and, surprise...surprise...the corporate sunday talk shows complete ignored today's historic climate march.

king fire update: massive force battles blaze; smoke spreads over wide area. all the numbers have gotten bigger for the king fire today. fire officials say — here, on inciweb’s king fire page — that the area covered by the blaze is now 81,000 acres (that’s the number released this morning, so it’s bigger now). about 4,900 personnel are assigned to fight the blaze — the largest contingent assigned to a fire in california this year. - kqed san francisco

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

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sunday driver

a woman claims she was fired from the mets for being pregnant and unmarried

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
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

saturday night in hickman county

did the republicans deliberately crash the u.s. economy?

proof that cops shoot black people more than whites

the bad teacher conspiracy

get ready for the peoples' climate march tomorrow in nyc
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Friday, September 19, 2014

this friday night

you really can get pulled over for driving while black, federal study says

america's urban water crisis

the end of fracking may be closer than you think

latino activists debate boycotting the 2014 mid-terms

and happy birthday ed kilgore of political animal fame!
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thirteen Years And A Week Later -- What Did We Learn?

We learned that Walt Kelly was right.

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like a summer thursday

what age segregation does to america

are economists biased to be pro-management?

outsourcing probation puts the costs on the poor

i f*cking love copyright infringement suits
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

big wednesday

5 reasons to suspect jesus never existed

ice caps melting faster than previously thought

sen. cory booker wants to strip sports leagues of their tax-exempt staus

the cats of world war I

and rip pulitzer-prize winning political cartoonist tony auth
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

i keep thinking it's tuesday

the u.s. has had the same arguments about teachers for about 100 years

it's no surprise that the irs is auditing breitbart news

wage theft lawsuits filed against the hollywood technopus

not a tea party, a confederate party
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Monday, September 15, 2014

monday sunshine

how carbon may save the planet from global warming

microsoft's tax dodge alone could fund the entire state of washington for two years

music streaming is booming, and that's a problem for the music business

your iq changes over time
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

sunday drive

the initiative to break california into 6 states failed to get enough signatures to get on the november ballot

does your police department have a tank?

maybe they got it at urban shield, the convention for warrior cops

meanwhile, aggressive policing has seized millions of dollars from motorists not charged with a crime

and rip creator of barney miller (and screen writer of one of our fav movies, the president's analyst), theodore j. flicker
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

saturday night in camden town

right-to-work states spend more on the social safety net

every 40 seconds another person commits suicide worldwide

why the gop fears higher voter turn out

turns out we live in the laniakea galactic cluster
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Friday, September 12, 2014

that friday night

america's messed up priorities

the constitutional amendment that would overturn citizens united, explained

even red states can't ignore the rising green economy

giant panda faked her pregnancy for more treats
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

lazy thursday

media shows higher percentage of blacks committing crime than in reality

the state of the internet is awful and everyone knows it

law enforcement source says nfl had ray rice video 3 months ago

one republican realizes how racist voter id laws are

and rip james bond's jaws, actor richard kiel
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

i hate tuesdays

rick santorum wants to take movies out of the theater and show them in church

why charter schools have a high teacher turn over

how organizers are trying to stop militarization from slipping into their city

the decidedly mixed legacy of joan rivers

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Monday, September 08, 2014

happy birthday

to one of our favorite peeps in blogtopia  (*ysctw) .....fallenmonk!

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monday sunshine

america's first mall now stuffed with micro homes

the vanishing american newsroom

whose presidential campaign will your pension finance?

time is a construct of the brain

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Sunday, September 07, 2014

sunday down south

7 companies that keep more than $50 billion offshore

"irreversible damage" to the planet from climate change, says leaked report

conservatives up on arms over video game where tea partiers are the bad guys

is burning man over?
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Saturday, September 06, 2014

saturday night hustle

california's 1% is hogging water during the drought

leading anti-marijuana researchers are paid by pain killer drug companies

republican wave?  what republican wave?

cities are making spiders grow bigger and multiply faster
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Friday, September 05, 2014

thank goodness it's friday

redefining laziness:  corporate welfare

'cops' crew member killed by police during shoot out

florida republicans are nastier than you thought

archeologists scramble to unearth a 2,600 year old city before it becomes a copper mine

and rip comic icon and ultimate gossip girl joan rivers

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

last thursday

for the past 65 years, every u.s. treasurer has been a woman

apple desperately needs the iphone 6 to be a hit

5 things you should tell conservatives about obama and jobs

join the battle for net neutrality

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

awake on wednesday

here's your cell phone guide for u.s. protesters

austin's police brutality problem

farmers and who gets the money

disapproval of congress linked to higher turn out at the polls
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

i don't remember tuesday weld

it's not about terror; it's about the oil

15 maps that explain everything

7 facts that prove white privilege exists

how americans are duped into eating unhealthy foods

and rip archie comic artist stan goldberg
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Monday, September 01, 2014

the ballad of joe hill

anti-union think tank plans to work on labor day

women are vastly under-represented in silicon valley tech jobs

the necessity of unions

depressed?  try a trapeze
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