s skippy the bush kangaroo: October 2017

skippy the bush kangaroo

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

they did the monster mash

13 spooky science stories

did archeologists find the grave of santa claus?

people in rich countries are dying of loneliness

vampire bats may soon swarm to the united states

the evolution of slenderman - an internet horror story

and rip native american activist, founder of the aim - the american indan movement - dennis banks
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Monday, October 30, 2017

monday is queer

trump is coming for your birth control

women shouldn't have the vote, sez neo-nazi richard spencer

why the 25th amendment won't save us

feminism, not hugh hefner, liberated women

if kim jong-un suddenly dies, don't ask me
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

broken sunday

armageddon by accident

the awful way christian homeschooling covers racism

more employees are getting pay cards instead of paychecks

how we learned not to care about america's wars

seattle goes strawless
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

nobody's sad on a saturday night

trump's $6 b give-away  to foreign investors

cold war radiation in the us is widespread

the growing use of mandatory arbitration

a short history of neo-liberal deregulation in the usa

does the western left have an african problem?

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Friday, October 27, 2017

dress on friday

local officials say troops were set up in niger

bound to pay: ankle monitors for undocumented immigrants

study finds congress members without draft-age sons more hawkish

white nationalists resort to tiny flash mobs

plastic-eating caterpillars may save the planet  
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

last thursday

organizers behind armed houston white supremacist protest revealed as russian

hotels rake in record fees and travelers foot the bill

which politicians should we trust?

nationwide, progressive candidates are leading and winning

the world's most valuable resource is not oil, but data

and rip the boogie woogie rock n roller, legendary fats domino ; also emmy-winner (benson himself) robert guillaume
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

it's already wednesday

 why puerto rico is still suffering a month after hurricane maria

meat-based diets are ruining the planet

the republican attack on feeding the hungry

you are john chait's enemy

how big banks became our masters

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

tuesday the riff

46 attacks in niger area where spec ops were killed

trump election official arrested on child porn charges

rich people are to blame for the anti-vaccination surge

sea creatures fled the japanese tsunami on plastic rafts - all the way to america

the united states of trump
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Monday, October 23, 2017

monday is queer

dnc outs gay, trans members from their roles

work slave camps in america

millenniels spend 3 times more of income on  housing than their grandparents

industry lawsuits try to paint activists as 'illegal racket'

the new tax plan is a 'give away to the rich'

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

blues on sunday

3 white supremacists charged with shooting at protesters after spencer's florida speech

the feds actually expect all street bankers to police themselves

immigrant family warned cops about neighbor's racist obsession before killing

this is what it looks like when the president asks people to snitch on their neighbors

w slams trump w/o mentioning his name 
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

mr. saturday

tech has a bigger problem with race than gender

when harvey weinstein wanted to trash his vicitms, some right wing news sources played along

california condors return to the sky in utah

skippy alum rj eskow talks guns in death in a dead land

how a city in spain got rid of its cars

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Friday, October 20, 2017

down and out on a friday night

target to raise its minimum wage to $15 by the end of 2020

what the democrats must do

climate change is already happening in the high mountains of asia

here's the best thing the media can do when reporting on antifa

what the world thinks of donald trump

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

jersey thursday

now the gop is after medicare

anti-lgbtq hate crime soars in the uk

how the insurance industry moved from protecting patients to seeking profit

angry gop donors close their wallets

move over rube goldberg, here's simone giertz, the the queen of sh!tty robots
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

hash wednesday

a list of trump's attacks on prominent women 

single payer trollin' trollin' trollin'

let's stop romanticizing the misguided dangerous actions of spurned men

three insidious ways 'overtaxed' corporations are cheating the us

the republicans' anti-growth tax plan
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

tuesday tastes good

fraternities help mediocrities succeed

once and for all, women are not obligated to date men they don't like

a cop with a nazi tattoo is still on the job

flynt lead levels in water correlate to fetal deaths

the republican civil war is spreading 
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Monday, October 16, 2017

monday is for drawing lines

the electoral college is a national security threat

facing poverty, academics turn to sex work and sleeping in cars

michigan files suit against james o'keefe

80 year old holocaust survivor: antifa's aren't scary, nazi's are

the surprising benefits of anxiety 
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

blue sunday

the pentagon paid the nfl for these displays of patriotism

the hollow courage of bill maher

alt-right corp executive says "it will end in concentration camps"

college in the us is more expensive than any other country in the world

why workers are losing to capitalists

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

mississippi saturday night

florida lobbyists make it illegal to use solar during outages

the large part of america left behind by today's economy

women are leading the resistance in texas

in the 2028 olympics residents see a police state on steroids

latest fake news panic appears to be fake news
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Friday, October 13, 2017

death on friday

how party bosses, not voters, pick candidates in new york

police posed a bigger threat to journalists than protesters in st. louis

11 percent of the world is under-nourished

while the world invests in education, the us spends less

uber, but for sex dolls: chinese sex doll sharing service shut down after 4 days
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

interlude - thursday

to make our democracy functional, we must confront inequality

facebook's ad scandal isn't a failure, it's a feature

cities are not the future

the us is bombing 6 countries; how can the anti-war movement step up?

the stunning hypocrisy of the pro-life movement
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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roy moore thinks sotus gay marriage decision worse than dred scott
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half of wednesday

the government paid the nfl to stand for the national anthem

the health care debate we're not having

amazon is coming for your cable channels

capitalism and poverty

there is life after uber

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

tuesday stuff

the stock market doesn't matter

can moms on demand do for guns what madd did for drunk drivers? 

are the world's oldest trees losing the race  in a warming climate?

unions are putting pressure on silicon valley

7 days of heroin in cincinnati 
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Monday, October 09, 2017

monday in my head

modern slavery is disturbingly common

90 companies helped cause climate change - they should pay for it

blowing the whistle on the meat industry

the world may be running out of antibiotics
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Sunday, October 08, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

for those little pesky stories that seem to be forgotten on the sunday talking head shows...
honey tests reveal global contamination by bee-harming pesticidesneonicotinoid insecticides are found in 75 percent of global honey samples and half contain a cocktail of chemicals. - the guardian

50th anniversary flashback: reporting the world's biggest environmental stories. from oil spills and nuclear waste to climate change, covering the environment has long been a crucial part of the magazine's mission.- rolling stone

perry at trump's hotel: 'coal is fighting back.' energy secretary rick perry told mining executives at a private meeting at the trump international hotel in washington today that coal is "fighting back" and burning "cleaner than ever before." - e&e magazine

puerto rico’s poorest communities are doing the rebuilding the trump administration won’t. as one 72-year-old explains, “you can’t wait for the government to help. - mother jones

hurricane damage in puerto rico leads to fears of drug shortages nationwide. two weeks after hurricane maria hit puerto rico, manufacturers are rushing to get their plants on the island back on line to avoid production problems - nytimes

trump's pick for epa safety chief argued kids are less sensitive to chemical toxicity. if confirmed to the epa, michael dourson will be in a position to set safety levels for many of the same chemicals his company was paid to defend. - the intercept

us tax reforms would leave renewable energy out in the cold. the prospects for a broad tax reform with lower corporate rates has excited business leaders and boosted the stock market —except for renewable energy. - bloomberg

why factory farming is not just cruel – but also a threat to all life on the planet. it's time the world woke up to the real impact of modern, industrial farming, says philip lymbery, author of farmageddon and the deadzone - the guardian

the weird way that climate change could make earthquakes worse. shifting tectonic plates cause earthquakes, and several human activities cause shifting tectonic plates—however, the effect is indirect. - newsweek

They migrate 800 miles a year. Now it’s getting tougher. The Nenets, reindeer herders in Russia’s Arctic, face modern obstacles in their long journey: climate change and a giant natural gas field. - national geographic

Los Angeles' legendary palm trees are dying - and few will be replaced. A beetle and a fungus are killing off the trees that have become synonymous with the city, making way for trees that give more shade and use less water. - the guardian

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blue sunday

how today's unions help working people

meet the parents that won't let their children study literature

homeless mcdonalds workers in great britain

robert e. lee descendant forced out of his church after speaking against white supremacy

ivanka learned her cons from her dad
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Saturday, October 07, 2017

mississippi saturday night

trump tax plan would cost $2.4 trillion, study finds

police won't charge you, but they'll take your money

holding federal institutions accountable is becoming harder

the madness of donald trump

humans are wired for negativity

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Friday, October 06, 2017

daddy don't ever die on a friday

america's gun problem in 17 maps and charts

the white privilege of the 'lone wolf' shooter 

climate deniers want to protect the status quo that made them rich

judge acquits black lives matter activist after video disproves cops' statements

inequality is probably costing you a lot of money 
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Thursday, October 05, 2017

ice cream thursdays

equating guns with freedom and masculinity is killing us

want a better health care plan? check out japan

closing schools doesn't increase test scores

flesh-eating bacteria raging through australia

more guns do not equal less crime
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

grey wednesday

here's what's happening in puerto rico

while oxfam criticizes the us response 

if you want to do something about guns
where are the monuments to progressive americans?

china is building 285 eco-cities
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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

tuesday song


las vegas gofundme for the victims: the price of no universal health care

puerto rico needs major relief effort (from the american conservative, no less!)

trump's election integrity group is waging war on the right to vote

gop guts the americans with disabilities act

why didn't equifax protect your data? because corporations have all the power

and rip brilliant rocker, lyric writer and heartbreaker front man, tom petty 
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Monday, October 02, 2017

monday in manhattan

musician who played at vegas concert reverses pro-gun stance after massacre

mainland puerto ricans think "he's a racist president"

fentanyl overtakes heroin as the leading cause of us drug deaths

the case for a millionaire tax

america's weed industry should compensate the black victims of the war on drugs
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Sunday, October 01, 2017

bloody sunday

electric cars may rule the road by 2040

why millenniels are the key to future social transformation

world hunger is on the rise due to climate change and war

team trump's hostility towards science is no hoax

raccoon family takes over toronto bank
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