s skippy the bush kangaroo: February 2017

skippy the bush kangaroo

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

tuesday morning 10 am

is liberalism to blame?

paying for trump's travel and security

racial progress is real. so is racist progress

america, you look like an arab country right now

monkeys and dogs judge people by how they treat others
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Monday, February 27, 2017

monday all week long

top putin critic on how to oppose trump: make him look like a loser

republicans fear for their safety as protests grow

the most miserable man in the world

down syndrome heading for extinction in denmark

why time management is ruining our lives

and rip the original star of people's court, judge joseph wapner
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Sunday, February 26, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

this is not fake news. these are the little stories that fall below the usual media radar.

aggressive cuts to obama-era green rules to start soon: epa head. u.s. president donald trump's administration will begin rolling back obama-era environmental regulations in an "aggressive way" as soon as next week, the head of the environmental protection agency said on Saturday - adding he understood why some americans want to see his agency eliminated completely - reuters

south florida continues prep for sea level rise. south florida is taking more steps to protect against climate change and the rising seas that already are spilling over into neighborhoods. - sun sentinel

71 degrees in february: temperatures in boston and buffalo rewrite record book. shortly after 1 p.m. friday, the temperature in buffalo, ny., hit 71 degrees, according to the national weather service, in the latest sign of the mild, even warm, winter that much of the eastern u.s. is experiencing. - npr

former trump aide says wind and solar research will be cut. a former top aide on energy issues for president trump's transition speculated that the administration will cut research funding for wind and solar power and redirect money to fossil fuels. - time
analysis: what the new epa chief’s emails mean for the west. oklahoma is a bit player as far as drilling on federal lands is concerned. the vast majority of federal oil and gas production takes place farther west in big public land states such as wyoming, colorado, utah and new mexico. but as attorney general of oklahoma, scott pruitt took a leading role in trying to deter the bureau of land management from developing a new rule to protect communities from pollution that comes from the increasingly widespread oil and gas production on federal lands - high country times

unplugged natural gas leak threatens alaska's endangered cook inlet belugas. natural gas from a 52-year-old underwater pipeline has been leaking for at least two weeks into cook inlet in alaska, home to a number of endangered species, including beluga whales. - inside climate news
study: global warming is shrinking river vital to 40M people.global warming is already shrinking the colorado river, the most important waterway in the american southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century, two scientists say. - abc/ap

trump wants to roll back obama’s clean power plan. here’s how he’ll do it. in the coming days, president donald trump is widely expected to sign an executive order that will kick off the long, difficult process of dismantling president barack obama’s signature climate policy - the clean power plan - vox

patagonia launches campaign to defend bears ears from utah politicians. the company is urging thousands of utah voters to call the state's governor in support of the new monument - outside
'get the lead out' campaign launches to address safe drinking water concerns. wisconsin is among 12 states getting an "f" for not preventing lead in school drinking water. - wisconsin public radio

doubling up healthy, local produce at california groceries. a program launched this month in northern california aims to make buying local fruits and vegetables in grocery stores more affordable for low-income shoppers - civil eats

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sunday papers

the nytimes will air its own anti-trump ad during the oscars tonight

will steve bannon's holy war become real war?

more evidence the autism rate is not truly increasing

the history of anti-authoritarianism struggle is worth repeating

the border wall is for old scared white people in nebraska, not actual border security

and rip actor, film maker and all-around nice guy bill paxton
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

honky tonk saturday night

the brilliant way fdr got america back to work

upon resigning, federal elections commission member calls out republican obstructionism

how are texas elected officials dealing with constituent engagement?

louisiana judge banned from local restaurant after calling a patron the n-word

what if i'm arrested at a local protest?
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Friday, February 24, 2017

need a woman by friday

it's austerity, not globilization, that pulls european workers to the right

dems ask homeland secutiry to investigate trump's business interests

torture produces fake news

cory booker, corporate hooker

why your urine is too good to waste

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

bipolar thursday

how many people will lose insurance and/or jobs in your state if obamacare is repealed?

the uk imprisons twice as many black women as white women for drugs

scientist roused to take political action

when it's too late to stop facism

dutch experiment with tinder for orangutans
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

wednesday night drinkball

upward mobility declines sharply as rich make off with the growth

the protected, privileged establishment vs. the working class

repealing the aca could worsen the opioid epidemic

the billionaires at davos plead: make elites great again!

the 4-letter code to selling anything 
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

tuesday mornin'

make america's robots great again

one more time, folks:  there is no autism epidemic

how to report on trump, from a reporter who covered putin

the surprising link between air pollution and alzheimers

why netflix isn't afraid of trump
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Monday, February 20, 2017

monday's afternoon

'impeach trump' rallies to take place today all across the country 

why we love to hate mcmansions, but still buy them

blue lies matters: how cops are incentivized to lie

lessons for "the resistance" from bush' resistance

the real forgotten americans 
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

we here in california have been pummeled by storms, and are peeking out, bloodied and soaking wet, somewhat still in one piece. however, the storm that is heading toward the country in whole is looming dangerously...growing stronger in power...storm trump. as we often muse amongst ourselves, often accompanied by humorous chortles, that tornadoes seem to aim for trailer parks, this trumpian storm is aiming directly toward environmental legislation and scientific facts.

now, onward to those little important stories that slip below the radar of the headlines, but are of importance nonetheless, especially during the regime of the orange one.

under trump, scientists could face broader challenges than they did under george w. bush. a group of scientists and their supporters are set to march in this city’s copley square on sunday in an event they’ve dubbed “a rally to stand up for science” in the trump years - wapo
five things pruitt can do to cripple the epa. the new administrator and president donald trump are expected to move quickly to begin unraveling the agency's rules on water and climate change. - politico 

worst erosion in 150 years hits california beaches, report finds.(audio) the west coast is experiencing unprecedented erosion on many of its beaches, according to a u.s. geological survey report published this week in the journal “nature communications. - kqed  

federal highway administration changes mentions of ‘climate change’ to ‘resilience’ in transportation program.after donald trump won the presidency, the federal highway administration switched the reference to “climate change” to “resilience” in the name of a program aimed at coping with climate impacts, agency officials confirmed friday - wapo  

house republicans demand climate documents from state attorneys general — again. the house science committee has issued a pair of subpoenas this week to the attorneys general of new york and massachusetts, demanding documents and communications with federal agencies related to climate change, environmental research and the clean power plan. - wapo

human cost of climate change. thirty-three fijian villages have been earmarked to be relocated, a direct result of climate change - fiji sun  

why won’t american business push for action on climate? many u.s. corporations have adopted environmentally friendly practices and touted themselves as green companies. but when it comes to government climate policy, these businesses have been largely silent and support politicians who oppose taking any action - yale 360
investors with $2.8 trillion in assets unite against donald trump’s climate change denial. the world’s biggest investors are joining forces to unite against donald trump in the fight against climate change. - the independent

tesla plugs big batteries into pg&e’s electric grid. a row of tall white boxes by the side of a sierra foothills highway could represent a key piece of california’s future electric grid. - sfgate

michigan deo chief: ‘vapor intrusion’ poses health threat. a “significant public health threat” is brewing in michigan because of chemical vapors that percolate up from the ground of former industrial or commercial sites and can leak into nearby homes, department of environmental quality director heidi grether said. - detroit news

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sunday on saturn

democrats: the future is bleak without radical reforms

this is how american healthcare kills people

are we killing our young doctors?

texas has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world

hollywood as we know it is already over
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

home by saturday

intelligence community ready to "go nuclear" on trump

empty wheel on "fake news"

the economics of corporate crime

america should not be the world's policeman

prehistoric shrimp appear out of the australian desert after heavy rain
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Friday, February 17, 2017

mr friday night

as crisis swirl, trump faces pressure from his own party

if you say "i'm not a racist" you probably are

masturbation is a doctor approved stress reliever

why open offices are bad for us

the story behind janis joplin's hit 'me and bobby mcgee'
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

big thursday

abortion's deadly diy past may soon become its future

millennials are earning 20% less than their boomer parents at the same stage of life

the right to work a man to death

college football's top teams are built on crippling debt

scientists discover pollution in the marianas trench
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

wednesday night hop

how california will fight the trump agenda

5 facts about the minimum wage

geraldo rivera resigns from yale after they re-name calhoun university

orwell's '1984' becomes best seller in age of trump

america's golden age of restaurants is coming to an end
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

tuesday morning

muslims and latins seen as enemies of the state

five ways to turn the women's march into a movement

democrats must become the party of freedom

how to suffocate your economy: drown it in public debt

your guide to the anti-trump resistance movement
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Monday, February 13, 2017

monday woman

pravda on the checkout line

"alt-right is a euphemism for white supremacy"

to be relevant, economists need to take politics into account

drug found to stimulate tooth re-growth

the trouble with quantum mechanics 
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Sunday, February 12, 2017

sunday night is fair

doomsday clock 30 seconds closer to annihilation thanks to trump

'the wealthy would never steal'

trump may be pushing china into a conflict that will benefit no one

the people's climate change march is scheduled for april in dc

poll of western countries: world war iii is on its way

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

hole of the saturday night

why facebook should hire an ethicist

first humans got to north america 10,000 years earlier than thought

'smart' electricity meters can be dangerously insecure

wisconsin city at the forefront of the water wars

21 common phrases we use today that shakespeare invented
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Friday, February 10, 2017

miss friday

reading news in the age of trump: think like a spy

brexit as identity politics

economic forecasts are hard-wired to get things wrong

what the alt-right is all about

fewer people are dying of cancer than ever before
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Thursday, February 09, 2017

beyond thursday

looking beyond trump's lies on jobs

kentucky's fetal pain law is based on junk science

uk labour party proposed maximum wage

louisiana faces faster sea level rise than any other place on earth

how american life continued to deteriorate in 2016

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

wednesday night erotica

trumo fans livid patriot martellus bennett is doing to trump what brady did to obama

virtually all senate democrats are poised to vote against remaining cabinet picks

why all workers should be afraid of kentucky's assault on unions

congress moves to give away national lands

and our own alumnus rj eskow writes for moyers and co. writes on why booker and the big pharma dems have no excuse 
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

tuesday moon

6 mass demonstrations to join this spring
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Monday, February 06, 2017

monday without you

scenarios for the future of racial politics

the center has fallen, and white nationalism is filling the vacuum

billionaires are not populists

the historical evolution of wealth distribution: a quantitative theoretic investigation

the bot politic
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Sunday, February 05, 2017

sunday night

4 things that were supposed to happen by 2017 because obama was elected\

the case for donald trump's impeachability

what if renters got the same tax deductions as homeowners?

disclosing the costs of corporate welfare

trump's support of anti-vaxxers could lead to deadly outbreaks 
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Saturday, February 04, 2017

high n' dry (saturday night)

federal judge blocks trump's muslim visa ban nationwide

alleged embodiment of zeitgeist still very unpopular

democracy is dying as technocrats watch

republicans in 5 states propose bills to criminalize peaceful protest

the death gap between urban and rural america is getting bigger
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Friday, February 03, 2017

man friday

far more civilians (including children) than militants were killed in trump's first military operation

we're running out of water

5 economic terms we all should be using

the biggest killer of soldiers in the middle east is not isis, it's suicide

indivisible: a practical guide to resisting trump's agenda
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Thursday, February 02, 2017

bad black thursday

trump's dc hotel is a dump - and a metaphor for a trump presidency

human rights watch lists trump as a threat to human rights

the us dropped bombs every three hours in 2016

2009: the year the democratic party died

indivisible: a practical guide to resisting trump's agenda

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

wednesday night drinkball

calls to drain the swamp are an insult to swamps

barnum and bailey ringaling bros. circus to close after 146 years

star wars has always been political

trump's homeland security advisor espouses anti-muslim policing

the coming war on public education

syrian family that voted for trump has been deported 
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