s skippy the bush kangaroo: December 2015

skippy the bush kangaroo

Thursday, December 31, 2015

auld lang syne

death penalty dysfunction in 2015

u.s. policing: the year in review

the biggest wins for wildlife in 2015

winners and losers of the year

candidates for the 2015 hypocrite of the year award

the year in mass shootings

the 15 best books of 2015

the top 10 political moments of the year

the 5 worst things that happened in 2015

for the second year in a row the arctic is the fastest warming place on earth

mother nature network's 15 favorite photos of the year

the biggest pinochios of 2015

the best tv of the year

the year in review  by tom tomorrow

the 20 best lists of 2015

the year in fungi

and what year would be complete without batocchio's jon swift memorial blog round-up?
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 14 comments

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

what's wednesday want

5 things climate scientists actual disagree on

macy's imprisons minorities and forces them to pay bogus fees

the real reason we can't have gun control

the world's most powerful telescope has just been ruled unlawful

the cost of rescuing matt damon

posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 5 comments

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

sun comes up, it's tuesday morning

china's economy is pretty unbalanced

"whenever there is a terrorist attack, what we need to do is cut the budgets of the intelligence agencies"

ranchers denied drought while collecting subsidies

amazon reports another banner holiday season

sperm carries information about dad's weight
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 10 comments

Monday, December 28, 2015

monday morning news 5

the sports bubble is about to pop

this is how real race wars begin

understanding conspitacy theories

back to the bad old days

do you have a problem?  fossil fuel addiction 

and rip two great sports legends, red sox/oakland a's great dave henderson and harlem globe trotter meadowlark lemon

posted by skippy at 10:33 AM | 8 comments

Sunday, December 27, 2015

it must be sunday

chinese cash floods the u.s. real estate market

half of all americans are damn close to or living in poverty

defence contactors extol the benefits of escalating conflicts

10 moral crises that have resulted from unfettered free markets

no-fly lists: the illusion of security

is everyone a little autistic?
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 1 comments

Saturday, December 26, 2015

sometimes saturday

bernie sanders, your cool socialist grandpa

hungry, homeless, and in college

when languages die, we lose a part of who we are

white hot christmas ends the hottest year on record

texas is adding more clean energy jobs than any other state

more bad news about antibiotic-resistant super bugs
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 4 comments

Friday, December 25, 2015

blue christmas

conservatives should blame capitalism for the war on christmas

boston landmarks as gingerbread houses

the genome days of christmas

the corporate take over of the red cross

zombie infections: epidemiology, treatment and prevention
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 5 comments

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes...

When grown men sing this song, it sounds ridiculous. Only small boys can do it justice.

Merry Christmas, everyone.
posted by Jim Yeager at 6:40 AM | 2 comments

'twas the night before christmas

the 2nd amendment night before christmas

the elf on a shelf is preparing your children for a police state

35 gifts your children will never forget

will this be the warmest christmas if your lifetime?

the worst things for sale

to give or not to give

10 stores with the best return policies - and 5 with the worst
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 4 comments

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

wellington's wednesday

high potency pot smokers show brain fiber damage

the refugees and the new war

why education dies not fix poverty

the demise of the middle class is official

bill moyers:  gop seeks to prove ignorance is strength as they tear the country apart

burglar hides from police in lake... gets eaten by an alligator
posted by skippy at 1:08 AM | 5 comments

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

suicide tuesday

the republican party is now america's largest hate group

5 scandals that show why we need structural reform in the banking industry

pfizer is ripping us off on a massive scale

how american journalists reported hitler's rise

new substance is harder than diamonds

moscow authorities to offering free wi-fi at cemetaries
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 41 comments

Monday, December 21, 2015

monday morning melody

the world will run out of breathable air unless carbon is cut

a big, fat radioactive lie

obamacare marco rubio insured under obamacare

what i learned working at mcdonalds

gun industry execs:  mass shootings are good for business

why so blue, tarantula?
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 4 comments

Sunday, December 20, 2015

i met him on the sunday

why do goldman sachs bankers keep landing top spots at the federal reserve?

the 20 wealthiest americans now own more than 50% of u.s. population

why does so much recyclable plastic end up as garbage?

lawmakers offer prayers to gun victims; receive large checks from the nra

 pbut a whopping 80% of americans want tougher gun laws

9 things people always say at zoning hearings, illustrated by cats
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 5 comments

Saturday, December 19, 2015

someday i'll be saturday night

there are still no good options for the intelligence community whistle-blowers

protesters need support, not lectures

physicians demand an end to 20 year old ban on gun violence research

blushing with sexism: the make up secrets if fox news

how home-grown terrorism gets downplayed by the press

there's a sudden rash of squirrel attacks in marin county
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 2 comments

Friday, December 18, 2015

friday night blues

pfizer-allergan merger shows why its so hard to stop tax-dodging corporations

making minorities wear badges:  a wonderful story that has lasted for generations

rank and file racism in the power to prosecute

ted cruz:  the majority of violent criminals are democrats

why bombing isis won't solve anything

top 10 differences between white terrorist and other terrorists
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 3 comments

Thursday, December 17, 2015

thursday night on pearl street

abortion rates highest among christians

the last reindeer of norway

in mexico, priests are a prime target for drug gangs

the war on women is real

switzerland plans to build a livable forest apartment in the sky

white terrorist bingo

posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 1 comments

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

wednesday's song

the growing problem of food insecurity

4 ways exxon stopped action on climate change

employers need to invest in workers - but don't

dengue fever in hawaii

how washington created some of the worst schools in america

paid leave for dads: a feminist issue
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 229 comments

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

strawberry tuesday

turns out people get upset when you say white americans are terrorists

anonymous says, isis is getting help from silicon valley

a shocking number of americans don't have toilets

scott walker says merry christmas wisconsin by bankrupting their food banks

the nra is getting its ass kicked and here's the proof

why the smithsonian almost didn't exist
posted by skippy at 1:00 AM | 1 comments

Monday, December 14, 2015

monday morning mayhem

under the thumb of the global financial mafiocracy

6 harmful myths about suicide that we need to unlearn

police brutality: the violence isn't new, the cameras are new

black lives matter protesters sue over treatment by california police

in dc, gender hate crimes are 10 times the national rate

this is why paris got more media attention than other terrorist attacks
posted by skippy at 12:08 AM | 1 comments

Sunday, December 13, 2015

groovin' on a sunday afternoon

why car insurance costs 70% more for african-americans

fbi to start tracking animal cruelty in 2016

the danger of ignoring religious bigotry

we're all paying for the unaccountability of 'experts' who screwed up the world's economy

china is totally crushing us on renewable energy

bernie sanders: "i'm not much of a socialist compared to eisenhower"
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 1 comments

Saturday, December 12, 2015

somebody's saturday night

drone whistle blowers say operators stressed and abused drugs and alcohol

why it doesn't make sense for labor unions to endorse hillary clinton

how to instantly calm down a crying baby

doctors call for  drug advertising ban

the ecstacy of donald trump

giant vietnamese mushroom has to be carried bt 4 people
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 1 comments

Friday, December 11, 2015

friday night bitch fight

pew: white christians no longer a majority

maybe that's why most attacks in the u.s. are carried out by white radical extremists

maybe you don't need a flu shot every year

skin heads' 'martyrs day' event met by large rowd of counter-protesters

in the last 10 years over 2,000 terror suspects legally purchased guns in the united states

meanwhile, syrian refugees already face a 21 step vetting process to get into the u.s.
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 1 comments

Thursday, December 10, 2015

thursday night las vegas airport

bush knew: "the attacks will be spectacular"

glenn greenwald on the media's drumbeat for war

nypd undercover "converted" to islam to spy on college students

terrorism in the age of trump

dallas mayor says he's more scared of armed white men than syrian refugees

yay!  quantuum entanglement achieved at room temperature!

posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 1 comments

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

wednesday's child

dear media, stop freaking out over trump's poll numbers

how the police became part of the school system

the world is on the cusp of a 'post-anti-biotic era'

the benefits of localism

louis vitton and other luxury brands are closing stores in china

bernie sanders is the most popular senator in america

and it's always a treat when michael j.w. stickings commandeers mike's blog round up over at crooks and liars

posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

speechless with tuesday

how does your state rank for integrity

why registering drones with the government matters

human costs rise as bridges, tunnels and roads go unrepaired

how apple is giving design a bad name

what's behind the right's ridiculous tendency to panic

and their rush to war

posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 3 comments

Monday, December 07, 2015

monday morning madness

pew:  more mexican immigrants are leaving the u.s. than entering

if you want heat in northern china, you get toxic pollution with it

do charter schools cherry pick students?

it's far too easy to hack the hospital

usa: the country that didn't win any war

the thing about 'matching' algorithms that dating sites don't want you to know
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Sunday, December 06, 2015

gloomy sunday

women and blacks make little headway in big law firms

warm water may spell the end of new england cod

business schools breed unethical business men

some prescription medicines now cost more than household onomes

sexual harrassment in science is not rare

giant e. coli sculpture unveiled in england
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Saturday, December 05, 2015

small time saturday night

our prisons, in black and white

if we want to stop terrorism, we should stop funding terrorists

'we are in a whole new struggle over the right to vote now'

greenland is melting away

small towns face rising suicide rates

the great american retirement crisis

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Friday, December 04, 2015

friday night at the ree

republicans oppose immigration reform because it "changes the voter pool"

uber suspends service in 3 german cities

good jobs are not coming back

ben carson's campaign can't find new england on the map

a scientist claims he found a parallel universe

circus cat chained to the back of a truck for 20 years takes his first steps in freedom

and rip former stone temple pilots frontsman scott weiland
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Thursday, December 03, 2015

thursday night fishing club

how gentrifiers gentrify

the man who made the world's first personal computer

can miami beach survive global warming?

papa john's franchisee is is going to jail

5 things america will lose if conservatives win in 2016

why don't we bury power lines in the u.s.?
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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

wednesday week

schools that treat students like criminals corrupt their education

why do the privileged view equity as hard work?

portrait of every black professor at harvatd law covered in black tape

the secret to partisanship

the world's largest mine operation is run by fungi

sherlock holmes: examining the evidence in charts

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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

spanish dancing tuesdays

fat is the new normal in america

will the paris climate talks be too little, too late?

refugees are the least likely potential terrorists

humanity vs. the climate supervillains

20 problems only book lovers understand

lego invented a slipper to prevent injury by lego
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