s skippy the bush kangaroo: October 2014

skippy the bush kangaroo

Friday, October 31, 2014

monster mash

watch out, it's the war on halloween

today j.k. rowling releases a new harry potter story

costumes to avoid this year

and feral hogs ruin halloween in florida this year
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

minimal thursday

dallas home decorated as ebola hazmat site for trick or treat

frankenstein and his monster in the age of nih funding

be sure to buy union made halloween candy

but avoid wal-mart's fat girl costumes (wal-mart apologized)

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

grey wednesday

how billionaires are  becoming their own political party

sarah palin's pac spends most of its money on sarah palin

how much of your think pink breast cancer donation actually goes to research?

need an idea for a halloween costume?
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

it's only tuesday

the fbi and police jointly track "outside agitators"

did austerity cause the ebola crisis?

janet yellen thinks income inequality is a danger that must be addressed

both parties ignore the public

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Monday, October 27, 2014

monday we'll be together

wage theft, billionaires, and the rest of us

touch screen voting machines flipping r to d, d to r, yes to no

the rate of mass shootings has tripled since 2011

white high school drop outs make more money than black or latino college graduates

and rip mrs. kotter, actress marcia strassman

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

sunday in new york

california water contanimated by fracking

1/3 of food is lost or wasted

from miasma to ebola: the history of moral racism over disease

if alcohol were discovered today, would it be legal?

sad, sad news:  we wish the very best to our buddy blogger kevin drum, who has been diagnosed with myeloma, cancer of the blood cells

and rip cream bassist jack bruce

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

saturday night jump

4 chain stores confirm they will be closed on thanksgiving so their employees can be with their families

doctors are more likely to prescribe unnecessary antibiotics in the afternoon

it's tough working a non-tech job at a tech company

the link between pesticide use and depression/suicide

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Friday, October 24, 2014

anne armstrong for governor of rhode island

she has a website
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a few minutes on friday

this is your teen's brain on sugar

1 in 4 insured adults doubt they could afford a medical emergency

how 14 people made more money than the entire food stamp budget for 50,000,000 americans

gamergate:  the misconceptions thus far

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

meeting marcus on a thursday

the rise of liberal islamophobia

the typical white family is 20 times wealthier than the typical black family

and young black men are 21 times more likely to be shot by police than white men

girl in a country song

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

green bottle wednesday

marijuana growers are not necessarily good for the environment

limbaugh shown to be least reliable source of news

census proves: floridians are worse off than 5 years ago

i hate i heart radio

and rip watergate-era washpost editor ben bradlee
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

it's been a long tuesday

tools of oppression in male-dominated societies

the overpaid ceo

dinesh d'souza, america's greatest troll

the myth of homework

and rip clothing desinging superstar oscar de la renta
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Monday, October 20, 2014

monday was a soundgarden song

big brother is watching you - through your metadata

nfl kept quiet about hundreds of domestic abuse cases

massive methane hotspot over 4 corners detected by satellite

"homeland" and other un-american words

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

sunday girl

the mysteries of inequality are mysterious only to the elite

is you dentist ripping you off?

ebola:  nurses are outraged by the blame game

bears once roamed manhattan in droves
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

saturday night is dead

right wingers suddenly are quoting unions

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

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Friday, October 17, 2014

405 fridays

ebola "fear mongering" critiqued by a medical anthropologist

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
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Other Stuff...

I'm kind of a big guy -- I stand about six-two and weigh around two-forty. You know what? It has a way of being a pain in the ass. I'm built for fighting, but I hate that.I really do. And this goes beyond that scrap with that jackhole crackhead I found myself in last week. This is about everyone out there who's bigger than average and and doesn't use it against others, but damn if y'all don't find that used against you. Some little prick picks a fight with you, and you're the loser from the word go. If you don't fight back, you're a pussy; if you do, you're a bully. You can't win.
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maybe thursday

ebola - myths and facts

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
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

every wednesday night

airport screeners worried about ebola

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%
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ironing tuesdays

the secret to uber's success:  struggling workers

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

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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...

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Monday, October 13, 2014

happy thanksgiving canada!

oh, canada! you're fabulous!

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monday warrior

what's wrong with ignoring inequality

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
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

environmental news stories sunday

for those little pesky stories that seem to be missed on the corporate talking head shows but are in dire need of being heard. there are some things that will kill more of us than isis or ebola...combined.

science does matter...so does reality.

fukushima legacy... 25,000 who cannot go home again. a large swathe of land downwind of the four fukushima daiichi reactors smashed by a 15-metre tsunami in march 2011 is so contaminated by radioactivity that it will not be officially safe to return for more than 100 years - glasgow herald

not just california: droughts extend across americas. the golden state is hardly alone in drought when looking across the western hemisphere: a dry spell has killed cattle and wiped out crops in central america, parts of colombia have seen rioting over scarce water, and southern brazil is facing its worst dry spell in 50 years. - nbc news 

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‚Äôs 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.)

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sunday for tea

republicans use stock photos in their "republicans are people too" ad

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.
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

saturday night is alright for fighting

playing violent video games might make you less violent

half the world's animal population has disappeared since 1970

secret money floods political ads

facebook's experiments on its users were illegal

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Friday, October 10, 2014

4 am friday -whatever it takes

republicans still have a hard time believing in racism

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
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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?


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maximum thursday

how wall street is hitting the jackpot by fleecing workers' pensions

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
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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

east coast wednesday

9 out of 10 climate science deniers have ties to exxon mobile money

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?

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

if tuesday comes

you won't believe how bad air pollution is in china

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!

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Monday, October 06, 2014

monday trouble

sustainable businesses applaud corporations for leaving alec

iceland bankers convicted and unemployment is down

6 billionaires who have moved somewhere and ruined it

the human body, according to venture capitalists
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Sunday, October 05, 2014

sunday for seven days

global of warming and global warring

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
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Saturday, October 04, 2014

saturday night in toledo, ohio

placing gun violence in a human rights issue

fbi can't find files after spending $55 million to digitize them

multi-tasking makes your brain smaller

the worst colleges in america

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Friday, October 03, 2014

typical friday night

tyranny is when you regularly fear being summarily executed

budget cuts severely limited our ability to respond to ebola

inside the koch brothers toxic empire

naomi klein: capitalism is stupid
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Thursday, October 02, 2014

maundy thursday

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
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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

dreamy wednesdays

the christian right's love of corporal punishment

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
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