s skippy the bush kangaroo: November 2015

skippy the bush kangaroo

Monday, November 30, 2015

monday morning love situation

robots may shatter the global economy within a decade

how occupy wall street paved the way for black lives matter and bernie sanders

police misconduct complaints by whites more likely to be upheld

energy revolution is possible... and it would only rake 782 rich peopke to do it

noaa finds human-caused climate change increased the severity of extreme weather events

australia deploys sheepdogs to save penguins
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Sunday, November 29, 2015

environmental news stories sunday

the "yes oui can" paris climate change talk edition

short answers to hard questions about climate change. the issue can be overwhelming. the science is complicated. predictions about the fate of the planet carry endless caveats and asterisks. we get it. - nytimes

climate change and conflict, a perfect storm. violence has cast a long shadow over a climate summit opening in paris on monday, two weeks after 130 people were killed in a coordinated jihadist onslaught on the french capital. - afp via the manila times

bill mckibben: what the paris conference on climate change can do for planet earth. starting monday, diplomats and scientists, activists and heads of state at the 2015 u.n. climate change conference in paris will scramble to reach the first truly global agreement on the greatest problem the planet has ever faced. it will make for compelling headlines, but it's not the real story. because that already happened. - latte times

pope frank: 'catastrophic' if climate deal derailed. the pope, who has often spoken out about the dangers of climate change, singled out those who those who reject the science behind global warming. - usa toady

seven things the paris climate talks could do, and what they mean for australia. it won't 'solve' climate change, but the paris talks may make real gains possible. - the guardian

can the paris climate talks save our planet? the long-awaited 2015 paris climate conference, also known as cop21, officially begins on monday, and will comprise two weeks of meetings and speeches by more than 100 heads of state and 40,000 attendees from more than 190 countries, all bent on developing the most significant international agreement in history to combat global greenhouse emissions and, by effect, reduce the speed and intensity of global climate change. - new york magazine

climate change summit: canada starts to regain its green glow - latte times

massive public artwork in paris reflects desire for climate change solutions - time magazine

climate activists in Paris stage peaceful action, despite official ban on marches. - grist

a massive climate summit is about to happen in paris. here's what you need to know. - mother jones
meat needs to be on the climate change negotiating table. - treehugger

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feels like sunday

homework: an unnecessary evil?

family capitalism is ruining america

the motgage crisis is a modern dog day afternoon

dreaming of the good republican

prisons are recording attorney-client privileged conversations

should museums offer free admission to everybody?
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Saturday, November 28, 2015

slow songs on a saturday

how climate change is scorching california

u.s. charges scottish man for for fake tweets that hurt stocks

the greatest vanishing act in prehistoric america

every argument agsinst automatic voter registration, debunked

mussolini-style corporatism, aka fascism, is on the rise in the u.s.

more than half of the entire species of saigas antelope gone in a mysterious die-off last spring
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Friday, November 27, 2015

black friday rule

how taxes have kept wealth white

states with the high costs of electronics recycling

the robin hood tax: bringing wall street to heel

michelle bachman calls for stepped-up conversion of jews to christianity

big banks, paying millions of borrowed dollars to investors

from dystopia to utopia: the future of work
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Thursday, November 26, 2015

thank you for bring a friend

here are all the stores that are staying closed today

weather and gas prices are a gift to travelers this week

but terrorism fears are hampering travel plans

thanks to the bird flu, thanksgiving turkeys cost more than ever

retail sales are looking shaky heading into the holidays

netflix has over 30 thanksgiving episodes for streaming
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

wednesday was

nobody cares how hard you work

i supported donald trump and all i got were pom-poms

ben carson's closest friend and business partner is a health care fraudster

all electricity in austria's largest state is produced by renewables

lost board game found in 2,300 year old tomb

here's 5 apps to make tomorrow a great turkey day
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

sometime tuesday morning

guess what? the bible says be nice to refugees

beverly hills doesn't give a damn about the drought

hawaii has the nation's highest rate of homelessness

is the usda silencing scientists?

woman smashes muslim in face at appleby's for not speaking english

so the koch boys have their own intelligent operation
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Monday, November 23, 2015

monday morning gunk

the best and worst times to drive this holiday week

major donors consider contributing to black lives matter

new species evolving in north america: the coywolf

fbi spy planes flew 10 times over freddie gray protesters

liberal san francisco keeps charging poor people to stay out of jail

woman wins fight to wear a spaghetti strainer on her head on her drvers license picture
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Sunday, November 22, 2015

happy blogiversary

to bryan over at why now?

11 years of great posts.  keep up the good work. here's to 11+ more.


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environmental news stories sunday

for those pesky little stories that you won't hear bandied about on the talking head shows...

in california, stingy water users are fined in drought, while the rich soak. - nytimes

paris climate change talks: why are some people global warming deniers? climate change denial, or doubt, or scepticism — however you want to brand it — is a broad spectrum. at the extreme end are those with enough religious fervour, perhaps delusion, to believe god will sort climate change out. at the moderate end are those who see the climate change campaign as a political effort, led by left-wing progressives, to make the state bigger - ibt

the world’s most popular insecticides are messing with bees. they’re turning them into incompetent pollinators, which is bad news for plants—and humans. - the atlantic

the world could run entirely on wind, solar, and hydro power by 2050. in a few decades, the world could be powered by nothing but wind, water, and sunlight. that's the conclusion of a new study released just before world leaders head to paris to strike a climate deal. - fast company

death in the fields. farmworker death and illnesses in california eclipse all outdoor worker fatalities and sicknesses in the decade ending in 2014. - palm springs desert sun
one of the main chemicals used to make teflon — perfluorooctanoic acid or pfoa — has been linked to increased body fat and faster weight gain in children whose mothers were exposed to high levels during pregnancy, according to new research from brown university - discovery channel

fda approves gmo salmon, a first for us food supply. should it be labeled? the genetically engineered salmon — a lightning rod in the debate about biotechnology in our food supply — is a go. - washington post

the world is on the cusp of a "post-antibiotic era", scientists have warned after finding bacteria resistant to drugs used when all other treatments have failed. - bbc

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remembering jfk today

may 29, 1917 - november 22, 1963

"we are tied to the ocean. and when we go back to the sea, 
whether it is to sail or to watch -
we are going back from whence we came." - jfk

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everyday is like sunday

has the nypd become a paramilitary force?

year round daylight savings time could make cities safer

is the u.s. ready for safe heroin injection rooms?

detroit business women band together to get rape kits tested

bernie sanders says make college free for all

exec: vw was under a 'reign of terror' that led to emissions scandal
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Saturday, November 21, 2015

sleepy saturday

after years of insults, conservatives now express solidarity

antarctica is losing ice

pew: america is becoming less religious

virginia just ended veteran homelessness; why not just end homelessness?

your job is literally killing you

what makes a volcano sacred?
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Friday, November 20, 2015

friday night at the drive-in bingo

pitting the poor against the poorer in the fight for tips

when "making america great again" means locking in white privilege

dc's newest condo amenity: a marijuana grow closet

the gop and the rise of anti-knowledge

the mystery of the disappearing pay raise

cop shows up drunk to accept award from mothers against drunk drivers
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

thursday night at the sip n' dip

how isis spread in the middle east - and how to stop it

republicans love giving away free stuff - but only to people who already have lots of stuff

cable news, cheerleaders for war

the us has the highest incarceration rate in the world

the disappearing middle class is threatening american retail brands

all your bibles are belong to us
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

wednesday the sky

white spremacists are thrilled that donald trump mentioned operation wetback

republicans: please stop helping isis

5 unmistakable signs that starbucks has declared war on christmas

march of the young white people

would jesus wear a sidearm?

never cheat a raven
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

something happened tuesday

isis may have been provoking a ground war with the paris attacks

the secret to partisanship

captagon: the methamohetamine that's feuling the syrian war

how the koch brothers and the super-rich are buying their way out if criticism

the new low-wage industrial jobs

the assumption that less immigration equals less inequality is fundamentally flawed

4 uk bird species -including puffins - face extinction
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Monday, November 16, 2015

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monday morning girl

there's an easy way to fix our highway system

as heroin use by whites soar, parents urge gentler drug war

right wing pastor thinks world cup team will 'recruit our children into lesbianism'

there's more going on in animal brains than you might think

ambling thriugh america's stone suburbs

britain's oldest tree seems to be undergoing a sex change after 3,000 years
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Sunday, November 15, 2015

every sunday

how much "free speech" can you buy?

smoke from wildfires is killing hundreds of thousands of people

laws are incredibly deferential to police using lethal violence

bernie sanders has more donors than anyone else in history

the surprising truth about which personality traits do and don't correlate with comptuer programming

why we don't have a cure for the common cold
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Saturday, November 14, 2015

sleeping in saturday

goodbye middle class: 51% of american workers make less thn $30k a year

spike lee on gun violence and rahm emannuel

you can't pay your rent with "unique exposure"

let's help carly fiorina with her new dedication to the truth

costs for dementia care far exceeding other diseases

mother cat breaks into vet clinic to get to her abndoned kittens
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Friday, November 13, 2015

friday night apocalypse

whole foods co-opts revolutionary rhetoric but mistreats their employees

barack obama isn't jimmy carter and ted cruz isn't ronald reagan

the republican structural advantage

warning sign: tech companies are laying off employees

1 in 14 u.s. children has a parent in prison or jail

sarah palin was a symptom, not the disease
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

thursday night agression

is freshwater supply more dependent on good governance than geography?

taxing the cloud

australia writes morrisey defending its plan to kill millions of feral cats

how the internet changed bullying

gop or fantasy football league?

adults hate 'yes means yes.'  college kids love it
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

wednesday streak

here are 50 despicable things george w. bush did before and after 9/11

cattle rustling usa: where rawhide meets breaking bad

the 'driest place on earth' is covered in pink flowers after a crazy year of rain

iceland just jailed corrupt bankers for 74 years - the opposite of what the us did

google employee lives in a truck in the parking lot and saves 90% of his paycheck

alabama representative predicts hillary clinton will be impeached on say one of her presidency
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

someone's stolen tuesday

has it become impossible to prosecute white collar crime?

the dangerous opacity of modern banking

sunscreen may be killing coral reefs

moose butting heads in suburban alaska

re-settling syrian refugees would be cheaper than widening the war

the woman who can smell parkinson's
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Monday, November 09, 2015

monday morning in paradise

socialism is as american as apple pie

how the u.s. created middle east mayhem

enocrine-disrupting chemicals are are making us fat and giving us diabetes

there are no innocent black people

7 steps to reversing runaway spending

the concealed carry fantasy
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Sunday, November 08, 2015

easy like a sunday morning

when bigots were kids

swimming with the debt sharks

half the bugs that cause infections after surgery are anti-biotic resistant

it's time to stop watching football

the disproportionate risks of driving while black

elevated co2 levels affect human cognition
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Saturday, November 07, 2015

six days to saturday

why more women are choosing cannabis over alcohol

some suggestions how volkswagon should compensate america

colleges are soending 7 times more on atheletics than academics

chickens are evolving 15 times faster than expected

over-thinking worriers are probably creative geniuses

trekanomics: the economics of star trek
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Friday, November 06, 2015

friday night alone

huckabee suggests poor people should be sold into slavery for stealing

sweden introduces the six hour day

the real war on christianity

historic chemistry lab with ties to jefferson discovered behind wall

monopolies don't give us nice things

rare pallas cat saved in siberian village

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Thursday, November 05, 2015

thursday night blues

prosecuters say "terrorism expert" was only expert at conning fox news

likeability shouldn't be a factor in electing a president

who will fight the next war?

gamblers, scientists and the mysterious hot hand

u.s. pursues several paths in volkswagon investigation

better living through venom
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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

wednesday rain

the states where $15/hr isn't a living wage

lapd leads california in innocent bystander injuries during high speed chases

the u.s. could end saudi war crimes in yemen - it just doesn't want to

you can't work your way through college anymore

the curious case of the disappearing deficit

lion population likely to fall by half

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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

sleepless tuesday

why zimbabwe won't charge walter palmer for killing cecil the lion

gop lawmakers vote to increase unplanned pregnancies

the gop and the mysterious, unseen forces

the democrats have become the party of 'normal'

moving to sweden has made me a feminist

why the world's longest treadmill was made for wolves

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Monday, November 02, 2015

monday morning in lagos

this is how the nra loses

1 in 8 american kids not protected against the measles

america's fear of the "sinister other"

capitalism s the rebranding of feudalism

more sexist jerks found, this time in astronomy

what does the giraffe say?

and rip former senator and ny da (on law & order) fred thompson
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Sunday, November 01, 2015

dancing through sunday

isis suffers high casualty count and still fights

the greening of business

dutch court revokes scientology's tax-exempt staus

high frequency trading guves rise to 'liquidity mirage'

scientists have spotted something in space that 'an alien civilization might have built'

elephants hate mopeds

and rip al from happy days, caracter actor al molinaro
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