s skippy the bush kangaroo: September 2015

skippy the bush kangaroo



Wednesday, September 30, 2015

wednesday night erotica

shocking new levels of racism: welcome to trump's america

2016 and 420: policy and the coming of bug weed

"follow your passion" is great advice - if you come from wealth and privilege

americans are paying way too much for rent, and it's only going to get worse

safety suffers as stock options as stock options propel exec pay

one-star yelp reviews by five-star generals
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

see u next tuesday

economists versus economics

scientists find yet another 30,000-year-old giant virus in the siberian permafrost

drone pilots suffer from ptsd at the same rate as on-site pilots

baby's cells can manipulate mother's body for decades

is there a 'planet x' hidden beyond pluto?

americans are hugely overpaying fir cancer drugs

space whiskey tastes 'noticably different' than earth-bound whiskey
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Monday, September 28, 2015

Rule Britannia is Out of Bounds

CNN has no headline about this, but it turns out the most valuable resource in the universe has been found on the fourth planet of the Solar System.

There is only one question left:


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monday morning choo choo

the gop is today's know-nothing party

liar loans are back

david letterman's new job: fighting back against climate deniers

plot twist: e-book sales slip; print is far from dead

warehouse worker shortage spells trouble for the upcoming christmas retail season

1927: donald trump's dad arrested in kkk fracas with police

and a big skippy thanks to monkeyfister for his yeoman's work last week at mike's blog round up
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Sunday, September 27, 2015

blue sunday

detroit withheld water from 40,000 people, so activists tapped the mayor's mansion

how to get rich suing for jesus

the fbi says retweets = endorsements

vw scandal is bad for diesel

sao paulo votes to prohibit uber

the gop's dangerous "debate" about vaccines and autism

a visit to amsterdam's microbe museum named micropia (yes! they coined that name!)

and be sure to watch tonight's super moon lunar eclipse
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Saturday, September 26, 2015

save me a saturday night

america's poor are getting virtually no assistance

some candidates calling for affordable education are very cozy with for-profit schools

marco rubio holds fund-raiser at home of hitler art collector - on yom kippur

obama should investigate climate deniers under rico

the doublespeak of the gig economy

the war on women is over -- and women lost
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Friday, September 25, 2015

friday is forever

how the federal government built white suburbia

there is no county in america where a minimum wage worker can support a family

texas man arrested for vandalizing his own truck with #blacklivesmatter

selling plasma to survive

silicon valley's labor uprising

the bizarre animals living in romania's poison cave
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Thursday, September 24, 2015

thursday in the square

former trump university students are exposing the school as a scam

in the u.s., rentboy.com = terrorism

polar bears may survive the ice melt, with or without seals

96% of the nfl players studied show brain disease

on-duty police officers have shot over 700 people this year

the silent crisis of aging

1310: the earlist use of the f-word

"when you come to a fork in the road, take it!"  rip baseball great yogi berra
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

wednesday night drinkball

most americans don't know the true dangers of anxiety

2015 is one of the safest for cops in 25 years, despite the 'war on police' media mania

ferguson and the second amendment

america badly needs some raises

who said it, ron burgandy or donald trump?

reviews of jails on yelp
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

see the jakes wait for tuesday

all the trees on the planet could be gone in 300 years

11 common ways white people avoid taking responsibility for racism

does voter anger drive trump's popularity?

test prep companies charge asian americans more

arctic warming produces mosquito swarms big enough to kill a baby caribou

guess what?  we've got it pretty good

robots will be fighting those pesky starfish in the great barrier reef

and rip tv's original jimmy olsen, jack larson
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Monday, September 21, 2015

monday morning breakdown

143,000 medical workers are standing up to donald trump on mass deportation

poll: americans admire pope francis; his church, less so

third u.s. city goes 100 % renewable

pit bulls used to be considered the perfect nanny dogs for children

are neocons an existential threat?

the group that has the highest rate of domestic violence in america is not the nfl

the story of the butterfly that got adopted by a red ant (not as cuddly as it sounds)

and rip guilty-pleasure novelist jackie collins
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Sunday, September 20, 2015

environmental news stories sunday

for those pesky little stories that seem to fall between the cracks of the major "news" organizations showcasing the clown circus.

epa accuses volkswagen of cheating clean air act, orders recall.
volkswagen has been cheating federal emission standards since 2008, spewing as much as 40 times more pollution than allowed by equipping its cars with a “defeat device” that fools the official test, the obama administration said on friday - msnbc

made in the shade.
there's a bonus to growing coffee in a traditional way that preserves tall trees — and it's not just for the birds. now scientists and world leaders think that the practice can do a lot to lessen the impact of deforestation and climate change.- student science for society

david letterman's new job: fight back against the blogal warming deniers.
stephen colbert is great, sure, but we were all sad to see david letterman leave late-night tv this spring. fortunately, he's not gone forever: the national geographic channel announced yesterday that letterman will appear as a special correspondent on the second season of years of living Dangerously, the emmy-winning documentary series about climate change - mother jones

catholic gop lawmaker to skip pope francis speech over climate change
at least one house republican will be skipping pope francis's high-profile address to congress next thursday to protest the pontiff's views on climate change. - the hill

mckibben: what exxon knew about climate change.
wednesday morning, journalists at insideclimate news, a web site that has won the pulitzer prize for its reporting on oil spills, published the first installment of a multi-part exposé that will be appearing over the next month.- the new yorker

flushing the toilet has never been riskier.
ome of today’s sewers were built before bathrooms as we know them existed. It’s time to upgrade. - the atlantic

podcast: monsanto's super-broccoli is bred for market domination. what could go wrong?
this week, actuality podcast bites into monsanto’s plans for a new, super-healthy breed of broccoli and what it means for our food supply - quartz


the largest green roof In the world will sit on top of this dying california mall

people aren't shopping much at the vallco shopping mall in silicon valley, so they're turning it into a green, walkable neighborhood. - fast company

st. louis landfill fire could reach radioactive waste in months.
a fire smoldering underneath a landfill north of st. louis since 2010 could reach radioactive waste from the manhattan project in as little as three months, according to a report released by missouri’s attorney general. - al jazeera

dutch designed tower sucks pollution out of the air.
until we collectively decide to give up fossil fuels and power the world with giant hamster wheels, this planet has a bit of an air pollution problem. now, a team in the netherlands wants to help. -wired


marine life has dropped by nearly half since 1970.

if you think there’s plenty of fish in the sea, think again.
a new report by the wwf released on wednesday says that pollution, industrial fishing and climate change have killed off half of marine life in the last four decades. - ecorazzi


and, did you know, tesla offers a vegan interior option for their cars?

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bloody sunday

how executive pay is accerlerating climate change

one day soon, that drone overhead  may be pointing a taser at you

black kids are less pain medication than white kids in the er

denmark wages war on food waste

the tiny tax that wall street fears

pray to play: the pervasive religiosity in american college football

homeopathy conference ends in chaos when delegates ingest hallucinogen
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Saturday, September 19, 2015

saturday's rage

irvine police chief admits they knew ahmed mohamed didn't have a bomb when they arrested him

racists use weed killer to burn n-word in florida man's lawn

you're making 10% less than 10 years ago.  the .01% is making 76.2% more

muslim civil rights in tennessee violated by local sheriffs

since pot legalization colorado highway fatalities are at historic lows

navy agrees to limit underwater assaults on dolphins and whales

the death of the 40-hour work week

debtors prisons alive and well in louisiana

oakland police save  a very realistic-looking baby from a hot car
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Friday, September 18, 2015

friday i'm in love

battery costs set to fall 60% by 2020

citizens videotaping police see themselves facing arrest

longer hours, more stress, no extra pay: the modern workplace

california climate researchers: there's no way out

just say no to the war on drugs

what happens to the brain during sleep?

the collected quotes of donald trump on 'the blacks'

and should there be a ban on sex with intelligent robots?
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Thursday, September 17, 2015

thursday fools gold

the war on drugs is over and we lost

personal housing expenses see biggest jump in 8 years

but the sierra nevada snowpack is the lowest in 500 years

connecticut made it harder to get guns... and suicides dropped significantly

hawaii sees 10-fold increase in birth defects after becoming gmo testing ground

prison nation: how our incarceration system is like a separate nation

utah flash flood death toll up to 15

here's the brooklyn menu generator
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

wednesday night hop

we're better at tracking the death of bees than people who die in police custody

male fish in north carolina found to have female parts

newly discovered 'superhenge' dwarfs stonehenge

is america ready for a resurgence of tropical disease?

ken burns sees an unfinished civil war

but mormon apocalypse predictions see utah populous stocking up on food

how americans actually feel aboit stronger gun laws

the dangers of free libraries without permits
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

ruby tuesday

how to help the valley fire victims

the pacific coast farm worker rebellion

why surprising number of republicans vote for bernie sanders

how philanthropy perpetuates inequality

new study says waterworld will definitely happen

test shows how old your body really is

bees naturally vaccinate their babies

meet shrek, the sheep that avoided shearing for 6 years by hiding in a cave
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Monday, September 14, 2015

monday morning blues

alaska's "sex trafficking" law hurts the people it claims to help

the house will spend more on benghazi than ethics, veterans, the budget, or science

laser pointers can stop driverless cars

katrina offered some lessons on how climate change will affect sinking cities

weekends in jail for rape

i don't have white fragility! get off my back!
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Sunday, September 13, 2015

black sunday

mers cases are increasing in saudi arabia (and the hajj starts in about a week)

the fault line running through west los angeles may cut all the way down through the earth's mantle

whistleblower says intelligence was doctored to make it look like the war on isis was going better than it actually was

cnn staffers fed up with trump coverage

target "screened out" asian, black and women applicants

private schools are getting desperate

wanted:  touring assistant for a cat circus
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Saturday, September 12, 2015

saturday's kids

totally transparent solar cells that could turn our windows into solar panels

the forests of our world are in serious trouble

air pollution kills about 4,000 people a day in china

native american student disagrees w/profeesor about genocide, gets expelled

intelligence chief:  syria and iraq may not survive as nations

exec's spouse accidentally runs over someone with a wwii tank

clarence thomas needs to resign or be fired

skippy's cousins living near paris! escaped marsupials living in french forest
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Friday, September 11, 2015

friday i'll be over u

when firefighters speak out on climate change, we ought to listen

how a silent call can lead to phone fraud

farmers: trump would be disastrous for agriculture

the illusion of online privacy

the science of snobbery: how we are duped into thinking fancy is better

comcast-owned vox explains what a great deal you're getting from comcast

emma watson tries to improve the fashion industry

and sorry, albert einstein: quantum spookiness seems to be real
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Thursday, September 10, 2015

thursday evening

math-anxious parents who help with homework pass on their anxiety

how to avoid another stock market crash

is fox news poisoning the well of public discourse

why kim davis isn't exactly the martyr she was hoping to be

planned parenthood not invited to congressional hearing on planned oarenthood

cops kill man with downs syndrome over movie ticket

england's public health says e-cigarettes are 95% safer than regular cigs

capitalism just isn't working
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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

wednesday night erotica

obama has taken fewer vacation days in his whole presidency than congress has this year

the criminalization of u.s. underground radical movements

why ending birthright citizenship would create a nightmare

picturing the end of fossil fuels

bernie sanders would tax the wealthy at 90%

and rip sock-it-to-me girl from laugh-in, judy carne
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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

relax, it's tuesday

there might be fracking wastewater on your organic fruits and veggies

60,000 antelopes die mysteriously in 4 days

the 10 point plan to end police violence

colin powell thinks the iran deal is pretty good

gop billionaire who mocked hillary clinton's marriage had an ashley madison account

world's glaciers melting faster than ever before

gang violence spreads like an infectious disease

science discovers:  cats don't need us

and rip star of route 66 and adam-12, martin milner

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Monday, September 07, 2015

i dreamed i saw joe hill last night

why we need a minimum wage

some latino workers still haven't been paid a decade after cleaning up after katrina

unions are among the last few interest groups that represent the middle class

only about 13% of u.s. workers have access to paid family leave

trump manufactures his clothing line in mexico and china while bashing them for stealing u.s. jobs

low-wage workers in colorado win wage theft case

american airline workers face racial taunts, discrimination 

after union complaint, walmart to re-open 5 closed stores, but will not re-hire workers

why ending birthright citizenship would create a nightmare

hedge fund billionaires who pillage under the shield of philanthropy
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Sunday, September 06, 2015

best sunday dress

studies show the mere presence of a gun causes aggression

hedge fund industry overstates performance according to research

1 in 3 americans under 30 say they're not 100% heterosexual

5 people on michigan test positive for west nile virus

2 children paralyzed in first european outbreak of polio in 5 years

top 10 cities facing the most "danger days" due to climate change

haunted by student debt to the grave

and rip creator of the comic strip marmaduke, brad anderson
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Saturday, September 05, 2015

saturday's heros

california drought may cost $2.7 billion

good food vs. big food

the many ways you could get screwed out of unemployment

5 ways science supports feminism

the case against cash bail

are steroids behind the worst police brutality?

humans aren't normal animals; we're unnaturally destructive super-predators

the most impossible idea from star trek

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Friday, September 04, 2015

friday fun

why social security is a success

the nra hates moderates within its own ranks

albert einstein corresponded with w.e.b. dubois about race relations

australia confiscated 650,000 guns; murders and suicides plummeted

what rich people say about the poor when they think no one is listening

the case of the disappearing dubya

welcome to dismaland: banksy's depressing theme park


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Thursday, September 03, 2015

thursday electric

how the wall street bankers stayed out of jail

since when are democrats afraid of debates?

the old diversity problems of new media

2015 will be the hottest on record 'by a mile'

why biden would be a terrible president

a story that shows everything that's wrong with rahm emanuel

rhode island accidentally legalized prostitution, and good things happened

too many geese, who ya gonna call?  goosebusters!
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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

wednesday night drinkball

christian reconstructivism - and why we should fear it

trump is not a populist; he's the voice of aggrieved privilege

uber does not service disabled people in dc

there will be nearly 10 billion people on earth by 2050

seattle made dark alleys safe by throwing parties in them

ben carson says we don't need a dept. of veterans affairs

surgeon general has no regrets saying gun violence is a public health issue

throwing public education under the bus

differentiating between political upheaval and milking the crowd for applause

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

random tuesday

the biggest infectious disease threat isn't ebola - it's our short attention spans

war destroys souls

the question that will decide the 2016 election

orlando's prayer room is angering some christians

538 got berned

since montreal in '76, the average overrun costs for the olympics is 200%

is donald trump smarter than a fifth grader?

ian anderson will visit real jethro tull's grave
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