s skippy the bush kangaroo: April 2017

skippy the bush kangaroo

Sunday, April 30, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

for those stories that might be banned under cheetolini's regime, but the stories on the gop's war on science and the environment are coming fast and furious. i am trying to keep hope...but even the zoloft recently prescribed isn't doing the trick.

slathering on sunscreen at the beach? it may be destroying coral reefs. studies show that oxybenzone, a common chemical found particularly in spray-on sunscreens, contributes to coral bleaching and leaves reefs deformed. - the guardian

the arctic as it is known today is almost certainly gone. on current trends, the arctic will be ice-free in summer by 2040 - the economist
epa purges pages that highlight climate change from its website. the agency says it's making the changes to reflect the new leadership - huffpo

trump's big epa website change should worry you. yet another fear among scientists and climate activists has become reality in the era of trump.- mashable

why even our water supply is not safe from hackers. in early 2016, it was revealed that the control system of a massive water utility serving millions was hacked—and it was not just a garden-variety data breach. - fast company

an aging great lakes pipeline stirs new protest. protestors want a pipeline to be moved, fearing it will leak into the great lakes, which contain a fifth of the world's fresh water. - reuters

jared diamond on what we can learn from traditional societies. jared diamond writes books that focus on the big issues of life that everybody's concerned with--survival, sex and why history turned out the way it did. he says the united states is an example of a successful society but is at risk of screwing things up. -allegheny front
epa employees targeted by trump defend their role: 'we're here to protect public health.' at the epa's chicago office, employees have participated in rallies protesting trump's policies, organized a social media campaign and showed up at community forums to promote what they do for a living - chicago tribune

the scientists fighting to save us from a world without coffee. climate change is threatening your morning caffeine fix. - bloomberg

100 million dead trees: a danger that persists long after the drought. an aggressive prescribed burning program is needed to manage the massive number of trees killed during the california drought. uc berkeley fire scientist scott stephens says there’s limited time to tackle the problem - water deeply

rising sea levels will hit california harder than other places. melting ice sheets will cause higher sea-level rise in the state due to how the earth rotates and gravitational pull on the waters. - scientific american

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sunday will never be the same

between 2007 and 2016 appx. 7.8 million homes lost to foreclosure

gop lawmaker revealed to be creator of anti-woman 'red pill' reddit

bad debt is bad for your health

the costs of southern gun culture

how the like button ruined the internet 
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Saturday, April 29, 2017

it's saturday

china's bird flu death toll at 47 in march

the us can't stop making war

building on the tax marches

pence's unwillingness to be alone with a woman is indicative of a larger problem

go viral or (literally) die trying 
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Friday, April 28, 2017

thank goodness it's friday

republicans disagree with you - indignantly

former obama aide who helped kill single payer solicits funds on gofundme for sick friend

the budding movement wants to smash monopolies

freeing up the rich to exploit the poor - that's what trump and brexit are about

how the murdochs took a multi-million dollar gamble on bill o'reilly - and lost
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

chainstar thursday

"neo-liberalism" is killing us - literally

100 days of resistance to trump 

mitch mcconnell is the least popular senator among constituents

we can still save the barrier reef

the uselessness of job interviews

and rip writer for laugh-in and the sonny and cher show, producer of the gong show (and sometimes skippy's boss in the 80's), comedian chris bearde 
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

wednesday the sky

when the president is ignorant of his own ignorance

the republican identity crisis

fascism has already come to the united states

how uber uses psychological tricks to push its drivers' buttons

airlines treat you badly because they can
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

tuesday night danbury

the planet of the trumps

poll: 80% say women should have sex for pleasure, not pregnancy

the gop has become the party of white nationalism

california's drought is over, but the rest of the world's water problems are just beginning

the fake publishers that are ruining science
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Monday, April 24, 2017

monday boogie forwards forever

gibberish is the new white house normal

nra staffer accidentally shoots self at headquarters

former trump kentucky campaign chair charged with sex trafficking of a minor

the world is getting a lot more authoritarian

what's the best way to tickle a rat?
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

sunday train

chart of the day: four drug epidemics

the nile river delta, once the breadbasket of the world, may soon be uninhabitable

prepare for the beginning of the end for the u.s. empire

super-bug sniffing spaniel kept busy at vancouver hospital

my cat poops for science 

and rip happy days' joanie cunningham, actress erin moran
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

you say it's your earth day; it's my earthday too, yeah

greenpeace says coca-cola produced over 1 billion plastic bottles that can't be recycled

the kentucky coal mining museum has switched to solar

abrupt climate change is happening faster than before

massive iceberg just off the coast of canada draws tourists

be sure to march for science on this earth day!

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Friday, April 21, 2017

thank god it's friday

greenland coastal ice passed a climate tipping point 20 years ago

majority of americans oppose trump's defense budget increases

white nationalists now recruiting on college campuses

how to protect yourself from us border digital strip searches

are some wolves being re-domesticated into dogs?
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

c u next thursday

older americans finding they have too much experience to be hired

another article asking us to feel sorry for people making over $500,000 a year

the arctic ocean is becoming more like the atlantic ocean

test scores go up with healthy school lunches

brett ratner hates rotten tomatoes.  coincidentally, rotten tomatoes hated ratner's film, batman v. superman
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

wednesday streak

us elections don't have to be hackable

the gig economy celebrates working yourself to death

when warriors put on a badge

as clocks get more precise, time gets more fuzzy

trump's wall is 30 feet of scary politics for builders
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

tuesday night communion

refugee children in sweden are falling into coma-like states

the risk of a single, 5-day opioid prescription in 1 chart

only 10 years left to save the planet

sears and k-mart may be going out of business

here's how to protect your privacy from your internet provider 
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Monday, April 17, 2017

monday bluey monday

humpback whales are organizing in huge numbers and no one knows why

in coal country, environmental regulations are creating jobs

understanding globalization: not nations, but class

economists: the wrongest profession

man's fragile ego destroyed to find out alexa is a feminist 
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

10 things i hate about commandments

as is our annual easter tradition, here is

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in your easter bonnet

a single bitcoin transaction takes 1000'sX more energy than a credit card swipe

trump should share the blame for hate crimes in the u.s.

now you can live in a remodeled shipping container

almost half of the people prescribed opioids for a month become addicted

here's an algorithm that hides your online browsing history w/random footsteps
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

it always rains on saturday

how the right wing media saved obamacare

why is silicon valley so awful to women?

saudi arabia declares atheists are terrorists in new law

how false narratives about margaret sanger are used to shame black women

robots might deliver your next food order
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Friday, April 14, 2017

sumpter county friday night

westinghouse files for bankruptcy, in a blow to the nuclear power industry

a chorus of violence: the organizing power of male supremacy

argentina approves medicinal use of marijuana

study: humans to blame for bulk of arctic sea ice loss

why you should worry that your browser history is for sale
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

but then, a week ago last thursday

the connection between prescription painkillers and the economy

lessons from the fake news pandemic of 1942

trump voters were motivated by racism, not economics

the problem isn't rep. steve king - it's the number of voters that agree with him

google's dangerous identity crisis
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

wednesday rain

white evangelicals believe they face more discrimination than muslims

kids today are way less scary than they used to be

the democratic party doesn't get why it's so unpopular

trump's dictator chic

why authoritarians attack the arts

and rip j. geils of the j. geils band, and  dave's mom, dorothy letterman 
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

tuesday night at the pub

what happens if you're too poor to pay bail?

killing science and culture doesn't make a nation stronger 

top trump strategist quits, writes open letter about how terrible he is

are we standing on the precipice of a dystopian world?

the mysteries of marijuana that science is still trying to solve
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Monday, April 10, 2017

monday blues

bald eagles threatened by lead poisoning

superbugs rapidly spreading in children

is it better to be poor in bangladesh or the mississippi delta?

comparing right wing domestic terrorism to islamic terrorism

the gop has declared war on democracy

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Sunday, April 09, 2017

sunday sunrise

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

the long, lucrative right-wing grift is blowing up in the world's face
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Saturday, April 08, 2017

is it saturday yet?

let's give the cia the credit it deserves (sarcasm)

undocumented husband of trump supporter deported to mexico

inside alabama's auto boom: cheap wages, little training and crushed limbs

here's the latest argument for why pluto should be a planet

 robots destroy jobs

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Friday, April 07, 2017

stupid friday

drugs are cheap, why do we let the government make them expensive?

sound waves boost older peoples' sleep, memory

scott walker's plan to kill nature magazine spurs backlash

why astronauts burn their underwear

neanderthals used aspirin
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Thursday, April 06, 2017

broken thursday

you're overpaying for  drugs and your pharmacist can't even tell you

mars needs lawyers

learning to love your robot co-workers

that time erroll morris filmed donald trump missing the point

we cvs stopped selling cigarettes, some customers quit smoking
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

wednesday nights

new evidence poor pay the highest taxes and get the least from the social safety net

pence's refusal to be alone with a woman signals a bigger problem

no, liberal resistance, you do not need to worry about "alienating" conservative allies

one significant pipeline incident every day in the united states

why nothing works anymore
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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

tuesday night

the number of trump regretters is growing

trump is the boss from hell

is it time to rethink fact-checking?

wearable fitness devices don't seem to make you fitter

move left, democrats

and rip founder of the influential comedy troupe the groundlings, gary austin
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Monday, April 03, 2017

monday bloody monday

the propaganda and graft of this white house is not normal

aclu finds cops recklessly use swat teams for drug raids, esp. for poc

massive labor strike planned for may 1

the power of ordinary people facing totalitarianism

pot for pets: treating sick animals with cannabis   
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Sunday, April 02, 2017

sunday sunday

why wi-fi kind of sucks

trump is the world's most dangerous cornered animal

death rates from drug overdoses have doubled in 15 years

norwegian news site makes readers prove they read article before they can comment on it

must it always be wartime

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Saturday, April 01, 2017

i've got 5 dollars and it's saturday night

the importance of cash

study: 8 out of 10 patient-advocacy groups have a conflict-of-interest problem

how many foiled terrorist plots are fbi-created?

when factory jobs vanish, men become less desirable partners

8 hours uninterrupted sleep is a relatively new concept 

and rip lgbt icon and leader and creator of the rainbow flag gilbert baker
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