s skippy the bush kangaroo: December 2017

skippy the bush kangaroo

Sunday, December 31, 2017

and never brought to mind

the 2017 fire season is the most expensive on record

55 ways trump strategically changed america in 2017

wine glasses are nearly 7 times bigger than they were 300 years ago

memo to cbs: dan rather got it mostly right

the most overlooked ecological crisis of 2017 
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Saturday, December 30, 2017

another saturday night

the democratic party is fine

diverting class warfare into generational warfare

why not make the rich compete?

college isn't a waste of time

fracking is a huge american money pit
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Friday, December 29, 2017

friday at five

alaskan city warming so fast algorithms erased the data because it seemed wrong

250 trump web domains communicating w/servers in russia

magical thinking is stopping us from taking to the streets

"i used to be a bitcoin bull"

north atlantic right whales could become extinct
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Thursday, December 28, 2017

mrs. thursday

that other time trump bragged about sexual harassment

'idiot' is the word used most by people to describe trump

in alaska's thawing perma frost, is humanity's "library is on fire"

long after trump is gone, we'll still be fighting him

newsflash: men are jerks
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

ruby wednesday

majority of gop thinks elected officials should resign if accused of sexual harassment

meteorites were the origin of all iron pre-iron age

40% of america will cut the cord by 2030

how about a military tax?

truffle discovered growing on paris rooftop
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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

tuesday: enigma

the 'father of the internet' calls for net neutrality

sell-by dates you shouldn't swallow

why is defense waste taboo in the tax debate?

neither party cuts it for california voters

a long time ago, rents used to be cheap 
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Monday, December 25, 2017

not even a mouse

the death of cardinal bernard law and the legacy of clergy sex abuse

the worst nativity scenes of 2017

father famous for christmas lights dies fixing christmas lights

the story behind the greatest christmas song of all time: the fairy tale of new york 
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Sunday, December 24, 2017

twas the night before christmas

stormy the cow escapes nativity scene twice

homeless vet rates in atlanta have dropped 70%

fired tech workers turn to chatbots for counseling

a t & t lays off hundreds of workers just before christmas
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Saturday, December 23, 2017

saturday (bakit ako?)

living in cars, working for amazon

the scariest aspect of trump's tax triumph

gop tax plan is only first step to cut social security and medicare

un thinks ocean plastic is 'planetary crisis'

how to keep students in science
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Friday, December 22, 2017

friday afternoon in the universe

the gop tax plan will complete the destruction of the middle class

1 in 5 americans have zero or negative wealth

if no one owns the moon, can anyone make money up there?

there's no such thing as 'precise air strikes' in modern warfare

dog shoots pheasant hunter in freak iowa accident
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Thursday, December 21, 2017

misty thursday

charlottesville police chief resigns

apple is sharing your face with apps, and you should be worried

how canada is dominating sex research

stop harassment in the restaurant industry by paying minimum wage

how a made-up scientific paper got over 400 citations in other papers

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

resolution wednesday

army spent $1 million on an intelligence system it never used

police shoot far more people than anyone realized

uber employed espionage unit to spy on rivals

1 out of 10 medicines in poor countries is bad

bitcoin is shaping to be the stupidest thing i have ever seen in global markets
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

tuesday wonderland

these wall street companies are ready to cash in on trump's border wall

indian country hit hardest by fcc's 'lifeline' changes

stop using excel, finance chiefs tell staffs

sen. chuck grassley has no idea how wealth works

why i always travel with a paper map in hand

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Monday, December 18, 2017

monday monday

strong evidence that u.s. special operations forces massacred civilians in somalia

trump: it's not an act

doug jones' win shows dems must compete everywhere

your 401(k) is kinda bullsh!t

oppossum breaks into florida liquor store, gets drunk as a skunk

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

feels like sunday

sf spca fires its controversial security robot

the war on teachers is going exactly as intended

don't blame the election on fake news, blame it on the media

porn companies tell us why the end of net neutrality will make porn boring

dogs may be good for your health, except when they're not 
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Saturday, December 16, 2017

sarah saturday

omarosa: "i saw things in trump white house i was very uncomfortable with"

donald trump's eternal war with blackness

turn the republican base against the republican party, part two

twitter is full of fake history photos. here's how to outsmart them

no charlie brown christmas for inmates: texas prisons bans 10,000 books.
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Friday, December 15, 2017

friday after next

how the unicorn riot covers the alt-right without giving them a platform

the biggest health issue we aren't debating

making the opioid crisis visible

city hall, brought to you by amazon

it's the guns stupid

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

minimal thursday

doug jones' win in alabama proves we can do it

inside trump's cruel campaign against usda scientists

 people for sale

the us military is the biggest entitlement program on the planet

usa editorial: trump is unfit to clean toilets in obama's presidential library

and rip first full time black reporter at the washpost, simeon booker
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

our weekend starts on wednesday

recognizing 21st century racist policy and ideas

madagascar plague death toll hits 195

this is how every genocide begins

the true story of the neighborhood fracas where rand paul wound up with broken ribs

sexual harassment in shark science
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

tuesday weld

26% of hurricane harvey relief workers experience wage theft or no pay

9 nyc cops show up at hospital to intimidate rape victim

drones revamp archeology

privacy not included: making shopping for connected products safer and easier

trump: proxy of racism
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Monday, December 11, 2017

monday mi amor

donald trump, roy moore and the degradation of the gop

tesla to install 6 more battery systems in puerto rico in "humanitarian effort"

apple only wants to put its stores where white people live

the uncertain future of bitcoin futures

'abused' tillerson is losing clout on worldstage
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

every day is like sunday

neighbors of nra president plan 26 days of protest

50 swat cops tear apart innocent man's house

tesla's burning through half a million dollars every hour

light pollution: night is being lost in many countries

nyc uptown rats and downtown rats are gentically different

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Saturday, December 09, 2017

same old saturday night

author: "trump fears black people"

puerto rico's diy disaster relief

6 years after fukushima robots finally reach reactor's melted uranium fuel

the 100 progressives elected to public office this november

oops! american airlines accidentally let too many pilots take off for the holidays
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Friday, December 08, 2017

freaky friday

republican "experts"

if gop tax plan passes, democrats are unlikely to repeal it, according to history

the climate crisis is capitalism, stupid

the weird science of homophobes who turn out to be gay

the complicated legacy of the really horny panda
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Thursday, December 07, 2017

meeting marcus on a thursday

the proselytizers and the privatizers

amazon is the new microsoft

the republican war on college

from cnn: 'we surveyed 112 puerto rican funeral homes to check the accuracy of the hurricane death toll. this is what we've found

irish villagers complain fumes from viagra factory gives men and dogs boners
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

my favorite wet wednesday afternoon

gop's backers of tax bill include ghosts, office assistants, ex-felons and a few real economists

fda approves use of digital pill that tracks its own use

suicide rate among wildland fire fighters is "astronomical"

george bush sr. accused of groping 16 year old girl

gluten free? don't you mean fructan free?
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

tuesday waltz

harassed at the new republic

fracking disproportionately affects communities of color

poll: 46% white southerners feel like they're under attack

suicide rate among wildland fire fighters is "astronomical"

we're sick of racism, literally

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Monday, December 04, 2017

monday meters

arctic drilling provision in senate tax bill meets opposition from some gop house members

why republicans' fear of data will screw us all

americans own 42% of the world's guns

why are prosecutors putting innocent people in jail?

a world without net neutrality
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Sunday, December 03, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

for those little pesky stories that don't seem to get mentioned on the talking head shows, but need to be.

epa dropped an obama-era rule requiring mining companies to prove that they have the financial means to clean up after themselves.

writing in rolling stone, bill mckibben says winning slowly on climate change is the same as losing.

alaska senator lisa murkowski was a late convert to the bill when she attached a rider clearing the way for oil and gas drilling in the arctic national wildlife refuge.

florida everglades the most endangered site in the u.s., report says. the everglades is the only natural site in the united states designated as "critical" this year. - weather.com

sea-level rise to destroy 6,000 florida historic sites by 2100. if you've been delaying your visit to miami's vizcaya museum, the ernest hemingway house in key west, or the 18th century cathedral basilica of st. augustine, now's the time to start making your arrangements. - miami new times

toxics taint airport groundwater, soil 'legacy' chemicals once used in firefighter training at airport seen as emerging pollutants. - portland tribune

what the heck is “fragrance?” thanks to california, companies now have to tell us. a new state law requires disclosure of secret ingredients in cleaning products. - mother jones
trump to cut bears ears national monument by 85 percent, grand staircase-escalante by half, documents show president trump will make his final decision public monday during a trip to utah. - wapo

how are chickens and pigs altering the gulf of mexico? sustainability group asks tyson ceo to help protect gulf shrimpers and environmentalists gathered on the banks of the mississippi river to call on livestock farmers to help protect the gulf of mexico. - the advocate

trump’s first major trade fight with china could be over solar panels. united states officials will soon decide whether to broaden tariffs on solar panels in a way that could spur beijing to retaliate against american-made goods.- nytimes
judge questions exxon’s attempt to block climate fraud investigations. the hearing edged a federal judge closer to deciding whether to dismiss the oil giant’s case against the attorneys general of new york and massachusetts.- inside climate news

chernobyl blamed for radiation found on mushrooms being imported into france. a large shipment was stopped from entering france after it contained traces of cesium 137, a waste product of nuclear reactors. - sky news
water quality in lake erie 'unacceptable,' says ijc great lakes report. canada and the united states are “disappointingly slow” to address toxic chemicals getting into the great lakes, says the international joint commission. - windsor star

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every sunday

opioids: for medical purposes only

the first climate model turns 50, and predicted global warming almost perfectly

the secrecy behind the sexual harassment settlements in congress

anatomy of a fake news scandal

how 3 generations experienced american education segregation 
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Saturday, December 02, 2017

a rainy saturday

why flynn's guilty plea should terrify trump

how universal health coverage can be done right

15 black men arrested by corrupt cop are cleared of all convictions

a radioactive cloud wafts over europe, russia is suspected

gossip and news
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Friday, December 01, 2017

finally friday

this chatbot will help you sue anyone

luxury socialized medicine

how trump is dismantaling the architecture of global governance

why politicians got away with sexual misconduct for so long

you shouldn't be jailed because you're poor

and rip gomer pyle, actor/singer jim nabors 
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