s skippy the bush kangaroo: May 2015

skippy the bush kangaroo

Sunday, May 31, 2015

tell me on a sunday

not just the duggars: arkansas dhs keeps giving child molesters a pass

the conservative war on teachers

the world's rudest robot to stimulate angry call-center customers

rape, bonded labor and abuse on new zealand fishing boats

world food supply-population balance increasingly unstable

court case reveals how insurers rip you off

no charges against dea agents who held innocent man without food or water for five days

and rip son of vp joe biden, beau biden, who had brain cancer
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Saturday, May 30, 2015

saturday skip

ted cruz, who voted against hurricane sandy relief, wants federal aid for flood-soaked texas

clinton insiders are afraid of bernie sanders

here's 10 right wing moralists who were caught with their pants down

millionaires: the richer they get, the more they want

many of the nsa's loudest defenders have financial ties to the nsa

harvard school of health finds guns are used more to intimidate than in self-defense

temperatures in alaska were hotter than arizona this week

the safety net against poverty is more effective than previously thought

37 ways to fix the economy so it's not rigged for the rich

it's almost june and there's still snow in boston (and here's the science why)

the baloney detection kit: carl sagan's rules for bullshit detecting and critical thinking

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Friday, May 29, 2015

friday i'm in love

nearly 50% of restaurant workers' families in the u.s. are on public assistance of some kind

israel and palestine agree: keep politics out of soccer

the sea is rising faster than we thought

homelessness is at its worst since the great depression

5 ridiculous things women have to do to get an abortion in america

john mccain mocks president obama for thinking climate change is a bigger threat than isis

and scott walker thinks mandatory ultra-sounds for women are 'just a cool thing'
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

this thursday

the hardest places to live in america

the call to anarchy for the rich

why the federal budget is not like a household budget

14 more advertisers oull their sponsorship from 19 kids and counting

bernie sanders proposes a financial transaction tax to make wall street pay

12 ways the gop would destroy america if they got the white house

the white protestant roots of american racism

5 states where rw christian homophobes for their comeuppance

why eye movement doesn't blur the picture you see

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

wednesday girl

the high cost of driving while poor

librarians versus the nra

the u.s. military paid the nfl to "honor soldiers" at games

majority of americans favor taxing the rich heavily

stand your ground makes no sense

no, planetary alignment tomorrow won't cause an earthquake

sir arthur conan doyle once help clear an innocent man of murder
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

on an ordinary tuesday

unions are becoming cool again

5 ways the armed guard industry is out of control

alec sics cops on reporter who discovers secret hotel meeting with georgia law makers

the same percentage of americans now consider themselves liberal as conservative

suicide rates are increasing all over

living in diversity

8 things you should never feed your dog or cat
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Monday, May 25, 2015

monday free

california farmers are watering their crops with fracking waste water and nobody knows what's in it

what the right misses in understanding the constitution

subsidizing the idle rich while the poor starve

america's richest congressman says u.s. poor are the envy of the world

johs and anna duggar take down their official website

biker gangs, tamir rice, and the rise of white fragility

texas legislature bans planned parenthood from giving cancer screenings

bacteria may be remaking drugs in the sewer

and rip comedienne, actress, wife of jerry and mother of ben stiller, anne meara
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Sunday, May 24, 2015

taking back sunday

admitted child-molester josh duggar's police records have been destroyed

and mike huakabee's facebook fans have turned against him for his support of the duggars

the modern slave labor system: aka the prison industrial complex

it's increasingly harder to get a loan in the deep south

what do rich countries have in common?  big governments

where's the media's ebola mea culpa?

how data can stop police violence

baltimore has 3 times the national rate of lead poisoning among children

an interview with wanksy, penis doodler and pot hole avenger
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Saturday, May 23, 2015

saturday skin

elizabeth warren welcomes wall street's hatred

5 step guide to police oppression of dissent

how ptsd service dogs help wounded veterans

dolphin die-off in the gulf attributable to the bp oil spill

past 12 months tied for the hottest on record

organized labor should teach workers how to fight

anita sarkeesian's guide to internetting while female
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Friday, May 22, 2015

friday i'll be over u

1 in 4 renters use half their pay for rent

the problem with journalism is journalism

your boss is now tracking you at home

dea agent & employee arrested for running a strip club

how austerity killed the humanities

the pathology of the rich white family

barbie quits her job at seaworld

strange radio signals that baffled astronomers for 17 years turned out to be their microwave oven
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

this ordinary thursday

monsanto paid internet trolls to attack activists

the military under-reports sexual assaults

indiana church plans pot smoking service to test religious freedom

lindsey graham: "i blame obama for iraq, not bush"

cheney thought al qaeda was bluffing

norway will be the first country to switch off fm radio in 2017
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

wednesday evenin' blues

sick and tired workers: an epidemic

capitalism could not exist without slavery in the developing world

investing in amtrak could save tens of thousands of lives

how for-profit prisons became the biggest lobby nobody talks about

why birds don't crash

canadians are using the prime minister's name as a swear word
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

shorter condi

do as i say not as i do
So as you leave, I ask you to bear a few things in mind: Be passionate about what you choose to do in life; use your powers of reason; cultivate humility; remain optimistic and always try to serve others and the goals of freedom and justice
william and mary college also gave her an honorary degree "doctor of public service" this is not from the onion...
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on a tuesday in amsterdam long ago

overworked america: 12 charts that will make your blood boil

bat-winged dinosaur fossil found in china

rand paul is fighting for your privacy -- unless you're a woman

mike huckabee vs. the modern world

developers are considering building a mall at the grand canyon - leave your opinion here

urban ants love junk food
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Monday, May 18, 2015

monday evil

5 horrible ideas the republicans will never let die

gallup: most americans think college is not affordable

help baltimore by restoring voting rights to ex-felons

10 facts about people of color and the criminal justice system

coors sued for selling blue moon as a craft beer

biologist report first wild bison births in alaska in a century

it's david v. goliath in seattle as kayakers protest shell oil
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

sweet sunday

drones, cops and the unaccountable machinery of death

workers rally against wells fargo corporate greed

the 40 hour work week is a thing of the past

alex jones is actually dangerous

voting machines in virginia are easy to hack

the new jersey ag's office accidentally recommended a sex line

newly discovered frog species looks just like kermit

and extremely sad news: rip fellow blogger, someone we have laughed with at many a socal blogger party, our good friend steveaudio
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Saturday, May 16, 2015

saturday school

36% of non-retirees expect to rely on social security

about 150 u.s. workers are killed on the job every day

challenging american exceptionalism

michael brown shooting witness: police are harrassing my family

why gay marriage is winning, but abortion is losing

archeologists find a mass grave of medieval bodies under a parisian supermarket
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Friday, May 15, 2015

friday fun

utah fracking firm hires bp exec involved in deepwater gulf explosion

was the baltimore curfew legal?

solar future isn't just likely - it's inevitable

pew research: america is becoming less christian, more secular

epic drought: lake mead hits historic low

have we reached the point of no return on climate change?

entrepeneur files suit claiming uber stole his idea

and rip bluesman extraordinaire b.b. king

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

thirsty thursday

republicans account for most cases of voter fraud

in terms of political trends, liberals just do better

will robots and algorithms permanently replace humans in the work force?

the "obscenocracy" of american politics

study shows atheists have higher iq's and more self-esteem than religious people

millionaire carly fiorina took 4 years to pay staffers from her last campaign

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

wednesday car

jeb bush would have invaded iraq just like his brother

constitutional conservatives are neo-confederates

today's gop is the party of jefferson, not lincoln

the rise of the new black radicals

chinese funeral strippers

arizona domestic violence victims die from gunshot at twice the rate of the u.s.

time before nipples

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

on a tuesday

10 more accurate names for the pro-life movement

uber, but unionized

what's behind the dyson vs. west dust-up?

7 ways racism affects children

is the tide turning against water privatization?

the woman who filed the brief against homosexuality has her lawsuit dismissed

do feed the trolls
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Monday, May 11, 2015

monday electric

the pre-school to prison pipeline

13% of americans think they might lose their jobs

and 1/3 of americans have less than $1000 saved towards retirement

the religious breakdown of same-sex marriage support

the payday loan crisis: borrow $100, owe 36 times that
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Sunday, May 10, 2015

suzanne on a sunday morning

the supreme court:  ignoring the constitution

there's a scientific consensus on guns - and the nra won't like it

ex-cia says gop lied to the public about benghazi

we have too many kids

7 lost american slang words
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Saturday, May 09, 2015

saturday savior

the inhumane seat re-design that airlines might soon use

if democrats acted like republicans

states hostile to abortion are also hostile to women's equal pay

the hidden fm radio inside your pocket, and why you can't use it

senior citizen files hand-written lawsuit on behalf of god against homosexuals
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Friday, May 08, 2015

friday face

5 lies about the estate tax

10 diseases medical marijuana could have on impact on

a guide to campaigns, pacs and super-pacs

why liberals are more intelligent than conservatives

hillary's appeal survives recent scrutiny according to poll

baltimore police wrongfully kept 40 minors in jail during freddie gray protests

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

the world of thursday morning

survey:  100% of french women experienced sexual harassment on the subway

support for the death penalty at its lowest in 40 years

the irish are fighting back

economists think economy is the coolest of social sciences

the lost chapter from a wrinkle in time

and rip former speaker of the house jim wright, and hot chocoate frontman and writer and singer of "you sexy thing" errol brown
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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

wednesday car

tsa trained disney and seaworld how to spot terrorists

garland, texas is a hotbed of anti-muslim bigotry

if you're born poor, you'll probably stay that way

texas high school finds that abstinence program is a great way to spread clamydia

50% of americans are very or moderately concerned about their finances

climate change threatens 2/3 of rabbit species

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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

on a cold tuesday morning

the world of threats to the u.s. is an illusion

but right wing extremism is still a threat at home

a rising tide sinks all boats

a baltimore policeman admits to plotting to oust the mayor

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Monday, May 04, 2015

monday drive

michigan prosecutor resigns after posting "shoot them" comment about baltimore protestors on facebook

germany is the tell-tale heart of america's drone war

study finds anti-abortion attitudes linked to misogyny

maple syrup fights superbug bacteria

and rip ensign rand of star trek, actress grace lee whitney
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Sunday, May 03, 2015

sundown sunday

your pain reliever may be diminishing your joy as well

wall street's scheme to own american education

the cost of gun violence

seeing "age of ultron" this weekend? our fear of a robot apocalypse has been around for 200 years

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Saturday, May 02, 2015

saturday satan

americans subsidize macdonald's and wal-mart's low wages to the tune of $153 billion a year

bernie sanders outraised cruz, rubio and paul in the first 24 hours of his campaign

scientists may have an alzheimer's break through

alec exposed

and rip iconic singer of such hits as "stand by me," ben e. king
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Friday, May 01, 2015

friday child

cutting through the police propaganda in baltimore

u.s. is 'world leader' in child poverty

the culture of violence among police

is global warming a greater threat than terrorism?
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