s skippy the bush kangaroo: August 2017

skippy the bush kangaroo

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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