s skippy the bush kangaroo: September 2017

skippy the bush kangaroo

Saturday, September 30, 2017

miss saturday night

the left has made medicare for all a mainstream dem policy

hugh hefner damaged countless women's lives - let's not pretend otherwise

the biggest misconception about today's college students

tech industry faces bipartisan backlash in washington

pepe the frog's creator goes after the alt-right for copyright infringement
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Friday, September 29, 2017

big beautiful friday night

the price is not right

the war on terror has targeted muslims almost exclusively

it's a myth that corporate tax cuts mean more jobs

trump wants to re-militarize the police.  montana is having none of it

musings of a former plantation tour guide
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Thursday, September 28, 2017

i keep thinking it's thursday

trump refuses to waive jones act to help puerto rico

motel 6 reportedly outing guests to ice

google 'segregates' women into lower paying jobs

here's the corporations that have the biggest influence on climate policy

trump: "people really f^king hate me"
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trump vs. graduate students

undercover at the bullshit factory

how the elderly lose their rights

trump's ice snitch-line is full of people trying to deport their in-laws
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

green bottle wednesday

trumpcare is dead (for now)

why the left will (eventually) triumph

the unprecedented drought that's crippling montana and north dakota

the issue is not free speech, the issue is facism

dear apple, face id is creepy

and rip the the granddaddy of playboy empire, hugh hefner
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

tuesday sirens

gop panicking after electing attempted murderer

the hidden racist history of the national anthem

violent v. non-violent resistance and the limits of choice

the gaping hole in trump's border wall

equifax has been sending consumers to a fake phishing site for 2 weeks
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Monday, September 25, 2017

monday i'm vain

opinion: trolling is not opinion

the gop's woeful war over warren

how to get rich in trump's washington

a history of why the us is the only rich country without universal health care

wild turkeys are terrorizing cambridge, mass 
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

black sunday

white christians now a minority

and atheists behave more fairly towards christians than christians do towards atheists

the foundation of trump's presidency is to erase obama's legacy

most 'spider bites' are imaginary threats

pet parrot orders stuff on line with alexa
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

met you on a saturday

blame the media for creating a world dumb enough for trump

the fight against zombie trumpcare

plastic fibers found in tap water around the world

the rollback of pro-worker policies under trumps is staggering

1000's of ny criminal cases rely on disputed dna techniques
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Friday, September 22, 2017

barney friday

help save obamacare

do people know how evil joe arpaio actually is?

sean spicer's emmy cameo is what normalization looks like

the biggest misconception about college students

after its dams came down, a river is reborn

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

for/against trumpcare

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hymn for easter thursday

the myth of the alt-left

militarizing homeland security in the climate change era

when white supremacists strike, police don't always strike back

the roll back of pro-worker policies under trump

octopi are taking over the oceans

and rip nfl star and great character actor bernie casey; and the raging bull himself, jake la motta
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

every wednesday night

fema auctioned off disaster trailers just before harvey hit

thinking strategically about free speech and violence

if you've never lived in poverty don't tell poor people what to do

did this book buy it's way onto the nytimes bestseller list?

bernie voters who voted for trump
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

tuesday sigh

nazis start #gasthejews in response to synagogue providing refuge to protesters from police

bar forced to closed after owner donates to david duke

4 out of 5 americans want factory farm abuses to end

the government wants to crush your right to protest

more than 4,000 black people were lynched in the south - where are their monuments

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Monday, September 18, 2017

monday i'm in vain

our blogging colleague melissa mcewan sez: "i didn't vote for trump, so i have nothing to regret!"

a lesson from irma: capitalism can't save the planet, it can only destroy it

being the first name on a ballot has a huge effect

steve bannon's nationalism is a click-scam disguised as a movement 

a cat, a dog, and a rat were surrendered to a shelter - and refused to be separated
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

for those little eco-stories that have been skipped along the way by the sunday talking heads and, most assuredly by those on the propaganda channels of "faux" news and breitbart.

the everglades after irma. host steve curwood asked university of maryland hydrologist fernando miralles-wilhelm how the hurricane’s storm surge and severe downpours, added to the steady rising of the seas, could affect this threatened ecosystem.- living on earth  

now is exactly the time to have that discussion about climate change. like millions of other Floridians who evacuated low-lying beach communities for higher ground, i had the obvious safety concerns and worries about whether i would even have a home to return to. - tampa bay tribune  

the top american weather model struggled to forecast hurricane irma. given weather's sizable influence on the economy, the growing gap between the reliability of non-U.S. weather models and their international competitors could put billions of people at risk. - mashable  

sand? mine! our insatiable need for concrete has led to destructive mining around the world. how can we do it better? - hakai magazine  

covering climate change, with urgency and creativity. a look at news outlets bringing innovation, urgency and new audiences to stories on climate change. - neiman reports  

real estate industry blocks sea-level warnings that could crimp profits on coastal properties. ll along the coast of the southeast united states, the real estate industry confronts a storm of scientific information about sea-level rise that threatens the most lucrative, commission-boosting properties. - mcclatchy

 storm surge gives weary florida a glimpse of the future. storm surge can be the most dangerous part of a hurricane, often killing more people than the wind. sea-level rise makes them worse. - e&e news  

what could we lose if a nasa mission goes dark? researchers are racing to replace the pioneering Grace satellites, which are threatened by both dying batteries and trump-era budget cuts. nytimes  

global fingerprints of sea-level rise revealed by satellites. geological processes send more meltwater from glaciers and ice sheets to earth's mid-latitudes. - nature  

as hurricanes and wildfires rage, u.s. climate politics enters the realm of farce.on tuesday afternoon, as southern floridians nervously watched hurricane irma become a category 5 monster, they received an odd message from popular right-wing radio host rush limbaugh: the hurricane forecasts are not to be trusted. - vox

 disaster and neglect. climate change fueled an unprecedented storm. a year later, baton rouge's most vulnerable are still picking up the pieces. this is how a climate change-fueled rainstorm is exacerbating poverty in louisiana. - climate central
irma has some bad news for orange juice lovers. nearly 75 percent of the florida's orange crop seems have to been ripped down by irma's winds.- the weather channel  

western fires take toll on water supplies. the growth of wildfires in the west could double the amount of sediment moving through the region’s rivers, u.s. geological researchers found in a new study. Increased sediments can affect both water quality and the amount of water available for communities. - summit country voice

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best sunday dress

8 nursing home residents dead in florida after irma

basically every problem in the country is because companies have too much power

all the president's snowflakes

the invisible primary begins

elephant tramples man trying to shoot it
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

me and a mirror on a saturday night

the social mobility lie

 study suggests we stop overfunding the military

how the chicken industry got hooked on antibiotics

our president, the white supremacist

amber tamblyn's open letter to james woods

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Friday, September 15, 2017

apt. 2, 4 am friday

as hurricanes intensify, so does resistance to big oil in the gulf

jeff bezos should invest his billions in libraries

it's time to bury the lie of the 'alt-left'

surviving america's political melt-down

has the antibiotic course had its day?
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

how i spent my thursdays

michigan gun club claims militia has taken over

why the center is ok with nazis but hates the left

how did the uk austerity mistake happen

disarm white supremacy

the unfinished novels of terry pratchett were destroyed by a steam roller, per his wishes 
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

east coast wednesdays

are catastrophic disasters striking more often?

20 years of media consolidation have not been good for our democracy

oklahoma police chief resigns over links to white supremacist groups

nra's message to the 'elites': "we're coming for you"

i invested early in twitter and facebook. now they terrify me
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

tuesday side of the street

in the face of hatred, we cannot be indifferent

planned parenthood mailers defaced w/'death' and 'die'

tanker crosses arctic for first time without icebreaker

nearly half of trump voters think whites and christians are the most oppressed groups

the incredible shrinking president
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Monday, September 11, 2017

monday groove

killings of black people by whites far more likely to be ruled justified

big pharma firm gets slap on the wrist for medicaid fraud

why corrupt bankers avoid jail

here's some crazy 2016 climate records you haven't heard about

why do rich people love endurance sports?

and rip co-creator of wolverine and swamp thing (and editor of the greatest comic book of all time, watchmen), len wein

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

beautiful sunday

us racism earns international condemnation

trump's infrastructure plan is a neo-fascist scheme

the u.s. has more troops in afghanistan than previously disclosed

federal judge put 100's behind bars while her husband invested in private prisons

the surge in protests has created a boom in legal note takers
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Saturday, September 09, 2017

manic saturday

angela merkel: the body language of power

obama says trump's daca decision is cruel and contrary to our spirit

americans are dying younger, saving corporations billions

rich sf homeowners get a shock: somebody bought their street

and meet harvey and irma, celebrating 75th years of marriage as two storms bear their names
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Friday, September 08, 2017

another friday night

when silicon valley took over journalism

the undocumented in texas: surviving harvey and the end of daca

fake police agency gets free military gear from dod

investors are growing more worried about retail

404: a look at digital decay

and rip influential writer of second wave feminism, kate millet 
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Thursday, September 07, 2017

hot thursday

why the right wing war on george soros matters

how banks are creating the next financial crisis

the policies of white resentment

scientists create the first mutant ants

a colony of bats has moved into a triceratops 
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

dreamy wednesdays

skippy alumnus rj eskow writes about uber democrats

group vows to expose why trump ditched flood-protection rule

georgia reverses course on voter roll purge process

this trump real estate deal looks an awful lot like tax fraud

amazon echo can be turned into a spy device
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

tuesday shoes

this is what you get when you elect republicans

study finds link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

we don't need no moderates

maybe the ai dystopia is already here

long lost engagement ring found a decade later wrapped around a carrot

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Monday, September 04, 2017

working class hero

join the fight for 15 to raise the minimum wage

trump's war on workers

why all americans need strong labor unions

where the robots work

the right to organize at work should have constitutional protection

they got hurt at work. then they got deported

the worst jobs in america are getting worse

rise of the machines

and rip co-founder of steely dan, walter becker

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Sunday, September 03, 2017

any given sunday

disaster may not discriminate, but recovery does

stop telling white nationalists they just need to get laid 

bees are bouncing back from colony collapse

bitcoin has split into 2 different versions

meat industry blamed for the largest ever dead zone in the gulf of mexico
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Saturday, September 02, 2017

main street saturday night

trump's low ratings are affecting down ballot repubs

here's how much daca deportations will cost

rogue ice agent harasses woman on california highway

donald trump, president of white america

banning trans troops would cost 100 times more than letting them serve

and rip ground-breaking comedian (and larry david's dad on curb your enthusiasm) shelly berman

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Friday, September 01, 2017

angeline is always friday

if trump sabotages obamacare, premiums will spike by 25% by 2020

being rich wrecks your soul

passenger group wins court victory to keep airline seats from shrinking

more than half the young people in ireland would join a mass uprising against the government

you are the product

and rip the boss of the $6 million man & bionic woman, actor richard anderson
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