s skippy the bush kangaroo: December 2016

skippy the bush kangaroo

Saturday, December 31, 2016

auld lang syne

the end of the american century

the gop's attack on voting rights was the most under-reported story of 2016

the year's best drug scares

the indigenous-led climate movements to watch in 2017

9 lgbtq stories big media missed in 2016

beyond 2016: 5 stories to carry us into the new year
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Friday, December 30, 2016

late friday night

it's 2016, do you know where your bombs are falling?

how capitalism kills

trump against the american worker

secrets of the watchtower: child abuse among the jehovah's witnesses

power is never given, it's always taken
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Thursday, December 29, 2016

alternate thursday

ibm employees launch petition protesting cooperation w/trump

in the face of barbarism, 1000s turn to democratic socialism

"patient advocacy groups" are actually big pharma scam

clinton allies plot anti-trump movement

is this how democracy ends?

so, so sad. one day after her daughter carrie fisher died, we must say rip star of american stage, screen and television (and lead actress in the best movie ever made about making movies, singin' in the rain), debbie reynolds

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

wednesday morning, 2:41 am

calls grow to disrupt trump's inauguration

west antarctic ice shelf breaking up from inside out

the orwellian war on skepticism

bomb sniffing machine works better with a fake dog nose on on the end

the bank lent me $2m so i spent it on strippers and cars 

and rip princess leia, author, screenwriter & mental health care advocate, carrie fisher

also gone: rip author of watership down, richard adams

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

tuesday: haboob

a plan to stop bigotry in trump's america

harassment in schools skyrockets after election

lawsuit challenges legality of imprisoning debtors in alabama

capitalism v. socialism: a changed debate

japanes city is tagging dementia patients with bar codes

and rip the astrophysicist who discovered dark matter, vera rubin 
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Monday, December 26, 2016

monday trouble

why we still need feminism

identity liberalism?

taking it to the states

how to detect fake news

wondering how bad will you look with a tat?  there's an app for that 

and in a the supreme irony of 2016, rip the man who sang one of most iconic christmas songs of rock n roll, george michael, died on christmas

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

merry christmas

from a lovely little red-tiled town on the edge of the continent

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white christmas

cities are making it illegal to help the homeless

churches connect christmas story to refugee crisis

these toys not only listen to what your kids say, they send it to defense contractors

gov. brown pardons 112 in pre-christmas tradition

and as is our tradition, here's our favorite christmas song by the drifters:

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

'twas the night before christmas

starving in america

capitalism breeds reckless consumption and starves the public sphere

the triumph of the 1%

don't let free wi-fi ruin the holidays 

your christmas tree could come with a warning label
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Friday, December 23, 2016

last friday night

how white people can support people of color now

how progressives could push back against the trump agenda

nyc firefighter charged w/setting own home on fire, blaming black lives matter

localism in the age of trump

it's time to fight like hell 
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

7:17 thursday

how to save the planet from  president trump

steve bannon isn't a racist - he's worse

a 40 year teaching career ended after comparing trump to hitler

proposal to let 1st year resident physicians to work 28 hours in a row is dangerous

what facebook knows about you
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

wednesday morning

my decent into the right wing media vortex

no, russia is not behind every fake news story you see

sherriff caught scrubbing facebook page of dapl civil rights violation

private prisons don't let refugee kids use crayons

did china's civilization come from ancient egypt?

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

tuesday heartbreak

michael moore's plans to protest the inauguration

arctic heatwave considered 'scary'

5 things obama should do before leaving office (but probably won't)

how much mussolini is in trump?

dogs remember all those awful things you do
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Monday, December 19, 2016

monday train

more than 100 million trees dead in california

record number of car buyers upside down on trade-ins

new immigration rules make it easier for americans to work and live in canada

50 guns, 80,000 rounds seized at the arizona department of economic security

quit social media. your career may depend on it

and rip zsa zsa gabor 
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Sunday, December 18, 2016

environmental news stories sunday

for those stories that are not bandied about by the sunday talking heads and will probably be buried by b*s in the upcoming administration. it does not bode well for our environment.

the slow death of ecology's birthplace. one hundred and fifty years ago, a young danish botanist named johannes eugenius bülow warming sailed out of rio de janeiro, bound for copenhagen. safely stowed with him were some of the 2,600 plant specimens he had collected over three years- undark

louisiana governor declares public health emergency for st. joseph, recommends not drinking tap water.louisiana gov. john bel edwards has declared a public health emergency for the town of st. joseph after officials discovered elevated levels of lead and copper in several water samples.- abc news

five ways trump could unwind obama's environmental policies. many of president obama’s climate and environmental policies are unlikely to survive under president-elect donald trump. - the hill

exxonmobil helped defeat russia sanctions bill. the company’s formidable lobbying operation cleared the way for outgoing ceo rex tillerson to help restore a program worth billions of dollars as secretary of state. - politico

i'm a scientist who has gotten death threats. i fear what may happen under trump. my penn state colleagues looked with horror at the police tape across my office door. i had been opening mail at my desk that afternoon in august 2010 when a dusting of white powder fell from the folds of a letter - wapo

how antibiotic-tainted seafood from china ends up on your table. chinese agriculture has thrived for thousands of years on a kind of recycling—the nutrients that fatten the pigs and geese also feed the fish. but the introduction of antibiotics into animal feed has transformed ecological efficiency into a threat to global public health. - bloomberg

if you want to see how donald trump will destroy the environment, read this legislative roadmap. if you've been wondering which environmental protections the incoming administration will target and how exactly how they’ll try to undo them, take a look at the competitive enterprise institute’s legislative agenda, “free to prosper.”- the intercept

scientists are saving climate data; this is why it matters. while the trump administration hasn’t said it’s going to erase or curtail access to climate data, appointments to the trump transition team and the views of his cabinet nominees have set alarms bells ringing. and with good reason.- climate central

hordes of geese die on a toxic lake in montana. the exact cause of the birds’ deaths is unknown, and experts worry that thousands more could be in danger during this year’s migratory season - nytimes

rare arabian leopards forced out by frankincense harvesters. the habitat of one of the world’s rarest and most elusive big cats is shrinking fast, with the latest pressure coming from frankincense collectors - new scientist

the holocene hangover: it is time for humanity to make fundamental changes. the magnitude of environmental change we now face will demand a fundamental reorientation of modern politics, economics, and culture. this is the only way to make a home on our new planet.- the guardian

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sunday morning call

retirees who saved still headed to the poor house

california's disappearing dream

trump staffer convicted of voting fraud

why journos love twitter

how tech and media can fight fake news

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

happened on a saturday night

the change is us

maggiano's restaurant apologizes for hosting a white nationalist party

how wall street makes money from trump's prison policy

salmonella thrives in salad bags

scientists all over the world are nervous about trump
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Friday, December 16, 2016

keep their heads ringin' (it's friday)

december 19: a day for democracy

lessons on stopping white nationalism

hospitals tell trump pence's plan to repeal aca will cost $165 billion

9 tips for communicating science to people who aren't scientists

why are gorillas committing mob violence?
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

10:30 on a thursday night

the inevitability of being hacked

why some protests succeed but other fail

citibank is the first bank in australia to not take cash

debt derangement syndrome - saving our kids from walls street

first class travel and $30,000 speaker fees make reporting on poverty tolerable


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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

wednesday mayday

electoral college members demand intelligence briefing

united airlines will now charge for using overhead bins

marijuana arrests are at a 20 year low

the world's coconuts are in danger

swedish women get hotline to report mansplaining
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breaking the no caps rule


Please use in all social media posts relating to hair furor

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

tuesday heartache

subterranean prepper village being built in texas

syrian children play underground to avoid bombing

americans work 25% more than europeans

climate change is intergenerational theft

make your tree tacky again with trump's $149 maga ornament 

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Monday, December 12, 2016

monday sweetheart

world wildlife 'falls by 58%' in the next 40 years

your government wants to militarize social media

capitalism and loneliness

the end of the american world order

the alt-right is using trump

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

sunday mornin'

this election has shown how badly we need a working class politics of justice and solidarity

ohio interracial couple's house painted w/swastikas and 'white power'

finland set to become the first country to ban coal

ride hailing apps have a racism problem

43 million gallons of milk have been dumped so far this year

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

god bless saturday

as a sex worker, i'm terrified for the next 4 years

cities and police are spending millions on social media monitoring

the uber economy looks a lot like the pre-industrial economy

louisiana senator admits to sexting teenage boy but insists "i'm not gay"

paid leave and daycare: luxuries of the rich

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Friday, December 09, 2016

just got paid (friday night)

with trump we need less twitter and more transparency

uber and lyft have a 'pattern of discrimination against black passengers' says study 

climate change could make the mediterranean lands desert

male birth control shots prevent pregnancy

man threatens to shoot all spanish speakers in store because 'this is our country'
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Thursday, December 08, 2016

10:15 thursday morning

election recount 2016: where 5 states stand

blame economics professors for today's problems

roe v. wade may be doomed

how inequality found a political voice

a new theory about the bermuda triangle
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

wednesday lover

a group of women plan a nation-wide strike against trump

florida's stand your ground law linked to homicide increase

drug makers double insulin prices since 2012

nuclear weapon missing since the 1950's may have been found

20 ways to take a stand in the post-election world
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

tuesday headache

does america really need overseas bases?

people with autism make more logical decisions

how humanities can help fix the world

how ebola adapted to us

how seaweed-eating cows will save the world

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Monday, December 05, 2016

monday sunshine

the super-rich are cruising new arctic passageways as the world burns

what is socialism for the 21st century?

big pharma's manufactured epidemic: the misdiagnosis of adhd

people worry computers will get too smart and take over the world.  the real problem is computers are too stupid and have already taken over the world

meet the worst ants in the world
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Sunday, December 04, 2016

environmental news stories sunday

for those little stories that somehow don't get mentioned on the talking head shows ...

the trolling of elon musk: how us conservatives are attacking green tech. electric-car evangelist is the target of concerted negative online campaign linked to influential rightwing network. - the guardian

nasa photo reveals a startling 300-foot-wide rift in antarctic ice shelf. the breakup of the massive larsen c ice shelf in antarctica is getting closer and will eventually produce an iceberg the size of delaware prowling the southern ocean, according to new nasa data - mashable
(p.s. - president trump has indicated that his administration will not fund projects like this from nasa)

fires and drought cook tennessee - a state represented by climate deniers. climate change intensified the extreme weather in tennessee, but its legislators deny the science - the guardian

breitbart news report on global temperatures is wrong, scientists say. scientists on friday debunked a widely circulated news media report suggesting that recent record-high global temperatures were unrelated to climate change. - nytimes

carnival princess to pay record $40 million for pollution cover-up. carnival corp's princess cruise lines will plead guilty to seven felony charges for polluting the seas and deliberate acts to cover it up, and pay a record $40 million criminal penalty, the u.s. justice department said on thursday - reuters

is florida’s climate change model — denial at the capitol, frantic action at the beach — in store for the u.s. under trump? when floridians narrowly voted for donald trump on nov. 8, they might as well have elected to drown themselves - la times

trump may target lbj's exec order on cross-border projects. president-elect donald trump's advisers are looking to fast-track approval of the keystone xl pipeline, with a top transition official reportedly planning to tour canada's oil sands region as climate activists and landowners gird for battle along the pipeline's path -eenews

'prepared for the worst': bolivians face historic drought, and global warming could intensify it. bolivia is in the midst of its worst drought in 25 years, as three reservoirs that supply its largest city, la paz, are almost entirely dried up - wapo

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sunday kind of love

bernie supporters are challenging democratic leadership for party control

india's air is now deadlier than china's

climate change threatens to wipe out this species of penguins

there is no such disease as codependence

why morning people thrive
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Saturday, December 03, 2016

gingerale afternoon (the astrology of a saturday)

the most radical thing the black panthers did was give kids free breakfast

the fbi just gained sweeping new hacking powers

medicare is not an entitlement

how the alt-right uses internet trolling to confuse you

hospital charged woman $39.35 to hold her baby after delivery

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Friday, December 02, 2016

just another friday night

pedestrian shaming = victim blaming

knowingly taking placebos eases pain, study finds

new discovery about persians in ancient japan generates excitement

21st century victorians

 f^k you, startup world
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Thursday, December 01, 2016

unusual thursday

the coming dark age

wall st & private prisons are 'licking their lips' over the trump presidency 

drug maker thwarted plan to limit oxycotin

the coming mega-drought in the southwest

the city that was saved by the internet
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