s skippy the bush kangaroo: August 2017

skippy the bush kangaroo

Thursday, August 31, 2017

holy thursday

houston is a tragedy, but flooding has killed 1,200 in south asia

the war on whites is an ugly myth

some of america's prisons are literally hell during the summer

ex-cia agent rips gop for its cowardice on racism

gonorrhea is excellent at resisting antibiotics

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

cupcake wednesday

those pointless upper-middle-class entitlements

dc officer under investigation for wearing white supremacist shirt to court

new google algorithm restricts access to progressive sites

photo purporting to show antifa beating police in charlottesville is a fake

roombas have been mapping your homes for years, and the data is about to be sold to the highest bidder
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

tuesday session

ice agents left 50 women and children stranded at a bus station before harvey hit

pundits: stop patronizing the middle class

you have 3 days left (at this point, 2) to let the fcc know how you feel about net neutrality

the chemicals in your mac n cheese

scientists unlock secrets of babylonian trigonometry tablet pre-dating pythagoras by 1000 years
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Monday, August 28, 2017

monday girl

the best charities to donate to for hurricane harvey relief

how a "financial wizard" took over retail giant sears and drove it into the ground

the hogs that created america's first urban working class

the trump slump: gun sales are down

how bosses are literally like dictators
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Sunday, August 27, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

houston....we have a problem.

climate change is bringing "new normals" to the world, but you don't see the talking heads on the sunday tv shows talking much about it, let along discussing solutions.

a texas newsroom predicted a disaster. now it’s close to coming true. the texas tribune and propublica last year published a multi-part investigation looking at what would happen if houston was hit by a major hurricane. columbia journalism review.  

the danger of storms hitting near chemical plants. the large number of refineries and petrochemical plants means that the gulf coast region has large numbers of chemical and oil tank farms and, in some cases, open storage pits. - wapo

hurricane harvey could also be a major pollution disaster.the powerful storm is headed straight toward the heart of the american petrochemical industry, while a key epa response position remains unfilled.- new republic  

how an oregon activist's barn produced the 'poison papers' that aids in a lawsuit against monsanto. bending a rusted, gnarled piece of wire gate just above her head, carol van strum ducked into the old, dark shed where she kept some old, dark secrets. - st. louis public radio  

california towns tackle nitrate pollution with local solutions. it will take decades to slow nitrate contamination in groundwater from industrial agriculture in parts of the state of california, so communities are taking matters into their own hands to get clean drinking water. - water deeply  

climate change triggers need to spend more on infrastructure in canada. extreme weather caused by climate change is exacerbating the need to repair ontario’s aging roads, bridges, waterworks, and other infrastructure, a leading business group warns - toronto star  

another us agency deletes references to climate change on government website. the national institutes of health deleted multiple references to climate change on its website over the summer, continuing a trend that began when the trump administration took charge of the dot.gov domain. - the guardian  

france's answer to 'an inconvenient truth' will inspire you to fight climate change."demain" (tomorrow, in english), showcases projects from across the world — urban farms, finnish education initiatives, composting — for the most part undertaken by ordinary people who decided in small ways to fix their corner of the world. - ozy

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another sunday

trump bashes the media but loves good press

the nra is about protecting gun manufacturers, not the constitution

after 8 months of trump, what's next for the resistance?

2016 broke the record for hottest year ever (previously held by 2015, 2014)

is trump letting vets down?
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Saturday, August 26, 2017

louisiana satruday night

white supremacy in the age of trump

untreatable gonorrhea on the rise world-wide

interior secretary says he will shrink some national monuments

judge sets oct. 18 for foreign emoluments arguments

is the us on the brink of erupting in mass violence?
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Friday, August 25, 2017

american friday night

voter to gop rep: may you die in pain

behind-the-scenes chaos of the muslim ban

this isn't america's first opiate-addicted crisis

sewage sludge is endangering our food supply

catch up on the trump-russia scandal in just six minutes
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

hello thursday

phoenix rally ends in unexpected police violence

trump has a sickening fetish for cruelty

gunfire sparked blaze outside yosemite that burned 63 homes

fines for big financial firms have plunged under this administration

russian bots can hack trump's brain via twitter

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

big wednesday

the end of cash, the end of freedom

why pence is destined to betray trump

and why trump should be nervous with mueller on the case

5 steps the gop congress is taking to trump-proof the government

texas cop uses facebook to urge people to use deadly force to protect confederate monuments
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

tuesday rollers and strollers

the real voter fraud

scientists plan to trick zika mosquitoes into breeding themselves out of existence

the debt ceiling is madness

should america's tech giants be broken up?

why it sucks to be not quite famous
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Monday, August 21, 2017

monday free

there's no such thing as a trump democrat

shortage of immigrant farm workers leaves entire field to rot

us muslims more accepting of homosexuality than white evangelicals

 a chilling theory on trump's non-stop lies

confederate statues were built to further a 'white supremacist' future
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

another park another sunday

gun sales are down in new hampshire

white house source: trump is afraid of firing bannon

the lesson of the trump family troubles: nepotism doesn't pay

is our military losing the ability to fight capable foes?

the uninhabitable earth
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

lonely saturday

states with the most anti-abortion laws also have the worst women's health

military leaders have given up on this president

airnbigotry: tech and civil rights

the republicans know we're in a crisis; they just don't care

get your free eclipse glasses at your local library
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Friday, August 18, 2017

all friday

a witness to terrorism in charlottesville

when fascism comes to america, it will be wrapped in the flag and set to a hip disco beat

republicans never really cared about health care

trump is turning off millennials even more than before

the new monopolies
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

hardly thursday afternoon

remember, trump's father was arrested in 1927 after a klan riot in queens

the latest dangerous drug craze, narcan parties, doesn't actually exist

trump is a clown show and christian evangelicals provided the tent

fascism and the denial of truth: what henry wallace can teach us about trump

five myths about hippies

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

awake on wednesday

trump blames both sides for charlotteville violence

black drivers targeted for racist abuse in white philly neighborhood

how dams deprive rivers of sediment

the secret history of the banking crisis

revolution and counter-revolution, 1917-2017
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

tuesday people

here's a go fund me for the man beaten by nazis in charlottesville

administration demands info on visitors to anti-trump web site

wells fargo charged customers for unneeded auto insurance - and then repossessed their cars

why tax cuts for the rich solve nothing

and depending on where you live, you should be able to see mars, jupiter, venus and mercury during next week's solar eclipse 
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Monday, August 14, 2017

monday evil

trump wilts in the face of fascist terrorism

'bi-partisanship' means 'i don't understand what politics is'

6 jeff lord moments worse than the nazi tweet

charter schools are burning out teachers - and they like it that way

why i left facebook 

and rip great character actor of broadway film and television, joe bologna
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Sunday, August 13, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

for those stories that don't usually make it "above the fold" or on the talking head sunday shows....
and a reminder....#beinconvenient

 of course trump will suppress new report on us climate impacts. has he called it “fake news” on twitter yet? there isn’t a chance in hell that the trump administration will ever officially release the latest national climate assessment report showing the severe risk carbon pollution poses to the united states. Trump will surely take a page from george w. bush, who taught Trump all that he needs to know about suppressing inconvenient science. - washington monthly
penalties assessed by epa decline under trump, study finds. civil penalties assessed by the environmental protection agency are 60 percent lower so far under trump than at the same point in each of the last three administrations, according to a report released thursday - the hill  

al gore: 'the rich have subverted all reason.' with the sequel to his blockbuster documentary an inconvenient truth about to be released, al gore tells carole cadwalladr how his role at the forefront of the fight against climate change consumes his life - the guardian

some tuna can carry up to 36 times the toxic chemicals of others. here's why. a new study may prompt hand wringing among you tuna poke and sushi lovers. when it comes to pollutant levels, researchers now say where your tuna was caught matters. - npr  

scott pruitt is carrying out his epa agenda in secret, critics say. when career employees of the epa are summoned to a meeting with the agency's administrator, scott pruitt, at agency headquarters, they no longer can count on easy access to the floor where his office is, according to interviews with employees of the federal agency - nytimes  

us and mexico finalizing colorado river deal. the us and mexican governments may be sharply at odds on donald trump's plan for a border wall, but when it comes to water – and the potential for a major shortage along the colorado river – the two sides seem to be on the same page. - palm springs desert sun  

general motors plant in arlington tx looks to wind to power its future. the general motors’ plant in arlington is looking to the wind to power its future. the company announced thursday it planned to convert its sprawling su assembly line to 100 percent wind power by the end of 2017. it now uses 50 percent wind power. - kxas-tv

iraq sends workers home as 'ungodly' heat grips middle east. while europe battles with a heatwave named lucifer, the middle east is enduring a summer so brutal that even those accustomed to baghdad’s searing august weather are labelling it “ungodly”. - the guardian

 the trump administration rolls back anti-corruption efforts in the oil industry. in february, in one of its first acts of lawmaking, the trump administration, with the republican-controlled congress, rescinded a pending securities and exchange commission rule that would have required oil companies to disclose details of their payments to international governments in connection with oil and gas production. - the new yorker

 cleaner air is possible, louisville's community effort has proven it. few thought louisville could improve its air quality. in the 1970s, pollution in the city was terrible. no way. impossible, some said. but it wasn't impossible. it took a lot of work. and the work is not over. - louisville courier journal

 ‘chasing coral’ inspires audiences in cayman. a film screening beneath the stars, with a warm breeze rippling over the sand. It sounds idyllic, but the mood in the audience was somber, even tearful. - cayman compass  

these are the crazy climate records from 2016 you haven’t heard much about. by now, we’ve all heard that 2016 was the hottest year on record, and that heat-trapping greenhouse gases hit their highest concentration ever. tut there are other climate change-related records that have flown more under the radar. - climate central  

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all the sundays

details about the suspect in the charlottesville car terrorism

uruguay becomes first country to begin retail sales of marijuana

young men are working a lot less and it's not because of video games

5 things to know about the trillion ton iceberg

how a fish tank helped hack a casino 
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Saturday, August 12, 2017

the heart of saturday night

how trump took racists hate groups into the mainstream

the president of the red states of america

why people with brain implants are afraid to go through automatic doors

lying about climate change is what makes a good republican

a brain-invading worm is becoming widespread in florida


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Friday, August 11, 2017

a friday night in d major

confronting the myths of suburban poverty

what goes on in the minds of trolls

trump and the death of expertise

hating government doesn't solve problems

get ready for the brightest meteor shower in 100 years (starting tonight!)
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

retweets are the best tweets

congratulations to our very own cookie jill for getting her tweet retweeted by the amazing gov. howard dean!!

way to go jill!!
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hamburger thursday

journalism is dying and content marketing is taking its place

trump signed a global death warrant for women

if silicon valley's billionaires want to fix politics, they should start at home

why the urban dictionary is horrifically racist

there's a huge gathering of nazis and white supremacists in charlottesville on saturday
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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

april, spring, summer and wednesdays

sen. feinstein: trump's comments aren't helping diffuse n. korea crisis

we were given plenty of warning that trump's fire and fury threat was coming

wisconsin co. wants to implant microchips (a la applepay) in their employees

the idealogues that want to destroy democracy to save capitalism

land of the large adult son

and rip the rhinestone cowboy, country singer glen campbell 
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

tuesday paranoia

more evidence of the growth of concentrated poverty

foster care as punishment

financial advisors want to rip off investors. trump wants to help them do it

does military equipment lead police to be more violent?

a cannabis company is buying an entire town in the us

and rip american league mvp, the great don baylor
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Monday, August 07, 2017

monday electric

mormon professor fired for pro-lbgt rights post on facebook

dems' problem in texas: getting people to vote

randy bryce, the anti-paul ryan

the importance of fairness: a new economic vision for the democratic party

being cute isn't good journalism
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Sunday, August 06, 2017

young girl sunday blues

american's retirement benefits have been slashed

as the tundra thaws, all hell breaks loose

do people come here in large numbers for health care? no

what mass incarceration has done to us

it's the racism, stupid
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Saturday, August 05, 2017

livingston saturday night

in the next 30 years we'll make 4 times more plastic than we ever have

how joseph stalin funded the tea party

microsoft to lay off several thousand employees

rare form of mad cow disease found in alabama

18 out of 18 cats prefer boxes to expensive cat furniture
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Friday, August 04, 2017

a few minutes on friday

how middle class america got fleeced

when the desert pushes back against human engineering

airport parking takes a hit from uber and lyft

as democratic voters shift left, 'liberal media' keeps shifting right

what not to do in a disaster 
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Thursday, August 03, 2017

halfway to thursday

bill gates says europe should make it harder for 'africans to reach the continent'

the price of america's endless wars

how to see what the internet knows about you (and how to stop it)

the democrats are eisenhower republicans

eat, prey, love: bald eagles adopt baby hawk 
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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

any wednesday

trump's air war kills 12 civilians a day
health savings accounts are a bust for the poor and a boon for wealthy

the john birch society is back

why there is reason to hope

no one can survive the trump white house
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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

tuesday pm

support for creationism is at a new low (b/c people now believe god steers evolution)

daily stormer writer thinks cdc readjusts testosterone level standard to turn men gay

major cities like nyc and oakland will face massive flooding if we don't act

trump's travel ban imposes white nationalist definitions of kinship on muslims

cleaning toilets for jesus

and rip a brilliant stage writer who became a popular character actor, sam shepard 

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