s skippy the bush kangaroo: March 2017

skippy the bush kangaroo

Friday, March 31, 2017

she left me on a friday

target ceo: 'seismic shift' in retail

the ignored lessons of the financial crisis

beware of self-censorship

5 new brain disorders that are born out of the digital age

mysteries of elephant sleep are revealed
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

broke thursday

activist sets up gofundme page to buy internet histories of reps who voted to sell yours to corporations

america's monopolies are holding back the economy

study shows political polarization is mainly a right wing phenomenon

un watchdog says 'little or no evidence' mass surveillance works

uber is doomed

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

wednesday night waltz

can the left win? a q and a with zephyr teachout

cat ownership not linked to mental health problems

excessive ceo pay and dumb luck

why facts don't change our mind

james baldwin and the meaning of whiteness 
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

tuesday mourning

more families are struggling with poverty in boston's affluent suburbs

our miserable 21st century

working families are on the front lines of making sure banks don't rip us off

the unbearable whiteness of congress

after 32,000 years, ice age flower blooms to life
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Monday, March 27, 2017

meet the mysterious mercer family

behind the funding for bannon and trump.

a terrifyingly look behind the scenes as to what this wealthy family believes and what they are funding from a podcast from fresh air.
Jane Mayer writes in the New Yorker about Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah, who have poured millions of dollars into Breitbart News, and who pushed to have Bannon run Trump's campaign. 
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monday beats

shell ceo urges switch to renewable energy

globalization is just a contemporary word for financial colonialism

why do so many americans fear muslims?

lethal bird flu returns to china

american love making has fallen 15% since the 90's
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

it's been a whirlwind of environmentally destructive activity from the regime of dear orange one...cheetolini...mango musselini..or what ever you want to call that pathetic excuse of an american currently in the white house. we must #resist. we must educate others. we must not wear ourselves out and become depressed and despondent. our lives depend upon our fighting back. our country depends upon it. perhaps the very world depends upon it.

graphic: how eliminating two epa programs could affect large parts of america. while trump’s proposed cuts may not pass, a significant reduction in the epa’s budget may have wide-ranging effects - wapo
from bad air to birth defects, 5 hidden risks of slashing the epa. fifty former officials of the us environmental protection agency are firing back in a lengthy analysis that details, program by program, what amounts to a starvation diet for the epa. - bloomberg via lacrosse

the plant next door. a louisiana town plagued by pollution shows why cuts to the epa will be measured in illness and death - the intercept

lamar smith, unbound, lays out political strategy at climate doubters’ conference. speaking yesterday to a like-minded crowd of climate change doubters and skeptics, the chairman of the science committee in the u.s. house of representatives acknowledged that the committee is now a tool to advance his political agenda - science  

usda drops plan to test for monsanto weed killer in food. the u.s. department of agriculture has quietly dropped a plan to start testing food for residues of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer and the key ingredient in monsanto co.’s branded Roundup herbicides - huffington post  

trump is not the only one cutting puget sound funding. president trump’s proposed $28 million cut of puget sound restoration funding has provoked an outcry. but gov. jay inslee himself is proposing a $29 million cut to the program- investigate west
the billionaire on a mission to save the planet from trump. tom steyer's organization, nextgen climate, has spent $170 million over the past four years advocating for policies and politicians that help the environment and advance renewable energy - wired

lawmaker wants discrimination protection for climate deniers. despite controlling washington, climate deniers are apparently a persecuted class in america. - mashable
cautionary tale. the ongoing flint, mich., water crisis should serve as both an indictment and a warning: lose a stable and reliable water supply and you lose a city, maybe a region - toledo blade

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sunday sun

the travel industry has lost $175m in revenue since trump won the election

earth's oceans are warming 13% faster than thought

rupert  murdoch is turning fox news into trump tv

5 creepy things your isp could do if congress repeals internet privacy protections

how to protect your library with medieval book curses
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Saturday, March 25, 2017

i'm feeling saturday

resisting trump is not enough

gop's gerrymandering could end up helping democrats

america's founding fathers were against school choice

4chan: the skeleton key to the rise of trump

beware of self-censorship

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Friday, March 24, 2017

on a friday

the political party that wants to ban power point

'protect us from this dangerous president' 2 psychiatrists say

dismissing domestic abuse and its effects in the criminal court system

when christianity co-ops justice movements

the tyranny of a fast food schedule 
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

broke thursday

unless it changes, capitalism will starve humanity by 2050

what 10 years of smartphone use means for the planet

drug firms poured 780m painkillers into west virginia amid overdose rise

lawmakers want more help for the 440,000 veterans caught in paperwork mistakes

there's no such thing as the alt-left
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

wednesday night prayer

the most and least educated religious groups in the u.s.

the american dream has moved to canada

airport pat downs are about to get more instrusive

trump's school choice plan: fundamentalism at tax payer expense

iowa police who voted gop say the party has 'stabbed them in the back'
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

tuesday morning love

the netherland's plan to cut child labor out of products

want a stronger economy? give immigrants a warm welcome

milk is the new symbol of white racial purity

how the president travels costs $2,614 per minute 

and sesame street parodied trump for decades
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Monday, March 20, 2017

monday bar

what is "the resistance"?

minority groups lose when they collaborate with power

the collapse of retail chains is leaving america's shopping malls empty

trump's racist time machine

and then the breitbart lynch mob came for me 
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

sunday stroll

accident not your fault? your insuance may still go up

what is single payer?

now that cuba is open, americans aren't going

trump sends hate group to represent us at un conference on women 

this is the future liberals want

and hail, hail rock n' roll... rip chuck berry
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

i love saturday

the rise of the useless class

"i am an uber survivor"

progressives need to build their own media

mainstream media still afraid of using the word 'lied' when talking about trump

and if you're poor, trump's budget is not for you
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Friday, March 17, 2017

rich friday

"we're making real progress" say the last 17 commanders in afghanistan

amid gop attacks on health care, the movement for single payer is growing

there are no good reasons not to fight

arctic 2.0: what happens when the ice goes?

anaheim's racist history 
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

blackouts on thursday

trump can't sell fear unless the public buys it

how to topple a dictator

there is never a free market in health care

my 4 months as a private prison guard

throughout history, the powerless have fought with words for liberation

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

wednesday night drinkball

big meat's dirty little secret: few jobs for americans

10 places you can find real journalism

tax cuts for the rich are stealing democracy

these cities are going rogue against trump

mazda's new billboard is watching you

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

tuesday morning blues

a german's historian's thoughts on trump, bannon, fascism and america

jc penny to shut 130 stores

what rural alaska can teach the world about renewable energy 

hate groups explode on social media

rachel maddow beats fox news for an entire week as younger views flock to msnbc

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Monday, March 13, 2017

monday again

welcome to the new dark ages, where only the wealthy can retire

drug makers play these games to keep drug prices high

don't let feminism get hijacked for racist ends

parties of the left, wake up!

are kids getting too many vaccines?
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Sunday, March 12, 2017

sunday stripper

science of flow says extreme inequality causes collapse

naacp urges boycott of north carolina

apple will fight 'right to repair' legislation

payless could close up to 1,000 stores

source of mekong, yellow and yangtze rivers drying up 

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

i got a plan (for saturday night)

as sea levels rise, vital salt water marshes are disappearing

the 10 states that will lose the most under trumpcare all voted for trump

beyond resistance

louisville reports 52 overdoses in 32 hours

four transgender murders in a week is 'an alarming trend'

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Friday, March 10, 2017

rainy friday

what happened to japanese americans 75 years ago is newly relevant

scientists break new ground linking climate change to extreme weather

trump's multi-trillion dollar fraud on america

a lone data whiz is taking on airbnb - and winning

un declares war on ocean plastic
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bernie nails it

this sums it up quite nicely:
"The truth is, and I think anyone who objectively assesses the situation has to appreciate, that the model the Democrats have followed for the last 10 to 20 years has been an ultimate failure,” Sanders told the Huffington Post from his Senate office in Washington.
“That’s just the objective evidence. We are taking on a right-wing extremist party whose agenda is opposed time after time and on issue after issue by the vast majority of the American people," he explained. "Yet we have lost the White House, the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate, almost two-thirds of the governors’ chairs and close to 900 legislative seats across this country. How can anyone not conclude that the Democratic agenda and approach has been a failure?”

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Thursday, March 09, 2017

black thursday

pre-school teacher fired over "kill all jews" tweet

trump plans to by-pass the courts to deport as many people as possible

what about jobs related to preserving nature and culture?

churches across the country prepare to clash w/trump over sanctuary

study shows limitations of web sites that rate doctors
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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

wednesday night hop

10 examples of direct resistance to government raids

the inner circle of white nationalists expands

hate crimes against jews in ny have doubled in 2017

why america's middle eastern wars have been utter failures

what we can learn from the brief period when government employed artists 
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

tuesday morning again

trump's pro-life policies will cause women to die

drug makers accused of fixing prices on insulin

why fake news targeted trump supporters

overworked america: 12 charts that will make your blood boil

how bad are emails for the environment? 
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Monday, March 06, 2017

monday another journey

navy decommissions first nucelar-powered aircraft carrier

these smart tvs were spying on their owner

u.s. military to rent space in trump tower

call for a women's strike on march 8

literally tens of people gather across nation to support 'march for trump' 
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Sunday, March 05, 2017

sunday shining

scientists fear us will become a totalitarian regime under trump

extreme vetting but not for banks

states go to bizarre lengths to preserve capital punishment

the simple way to save the u.s. military

f^k you, rural elitists  
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Saturday, March 04, 2017

hot patootie (what ever happened to saturday night?)

mainstream media discovers right wing sites spread hate 20 years too late

5 gop healthcare catch phrases you need to inoculate yourself against

now just 6 men have as much wealth as half the world's population

nazis rejoice at trump's anti-semitism

are we on a verge of another civil war?

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Friday, March 03, 2017

party people friday night

the question every democrat must answer:  what are you doing to fight trump?

ransomware completely shuts down ohio town government

businesses grow concerned about trump after early excitement

red states versus blue cities

the cult of work
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Thursday, March 02, 2017

black friar's union of thursday night anarchists

the worst performance of trump's presidency now belongs to the press corps

report: racism played a role in flynt water crisis

trump will use every weapon to stamp out grassroots resistance

but even he can't stop the tide of green jobs

california bill would make election day a state holiday

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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

wednesday night erotica

trump tax day protests now planned in over 60 cities

what's killling america's black infants?

to save main street, tax wall street

the media's complicity in the climate crisis

trouble ahead for new york's museums

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