s skippy the bush kangaroo: January 2017

skippy the bush kangaroo



Tuesday, January 31, 2017

tuesday letter

trump fires acting attorney general who defied him on immigrant ban

and he hits majority disapproval in record time, gallup finds

gop health plan replacement falls short

chicago police use excessive force, justice dept. finds

missile launchers at standing rock: weaponized law enforcement 
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Monday, January 30, 2017

monday will never be the same

massive protests at airports across the country spurred by broad-based grass-roots organizing

exxon ordered to fork over 40 years of climate research

restaurant owner ejects black customer because "trump's president"

nevada woman killed by superbug resistant to all 26 american antibiotics

sweden's palace is haunted

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

these aren't alternative stories mind you.

trump and the outdoors. many conservationists are fearing the worst. trump could be the most anti-environmental president ever to take office, and he will have the support of a republican congress - blue ridge outdoors

research challenges the view that environmental regulators are anti-business. during the 2016 presidential campaign, republican candidates strongly agreed that the united states has too many regulations, and that these rules often are bad for business or a waste of taxpayer dollars - the conversation

epa-funded scientists share their concerns about the trump era. several news agencies, including reuters, are reporting that the epa lifted its freeze on grants and contracts on friday. at least one of the scientists below, tamma carleton, reports that she has already received her normal stipend check. - pacific standard
 
al gore puts the cdc's health and climate conference back on track — minus the cdc. an abruptly postponed conference on climate change and its effects on human health is going to take place after all --thanks to al gore. - los angeles times
 
a conversation with the rogue national park service twitter account. ever since president trump launched an offensive against government transparency—first, by personally complaining about a retweet from the national park service that drew attention to his small inauguration turnout—twitter has been a hotbed for burgeoning political dissent. - motherboard

seattle-based grist lays off four of Its five full-time writers. during the same week seattle times staffers are finding out who in their newsroom will be laid off, five journalists at the seattle-based environmental website grist lost their jobs - seattle stranger

the birth—and possible death—of the sage III atmospheric satellite. these are exactly the types of space missions that could be in jeopardy in the coming years, as the trump administration continues active hostility toward climate research - wired

park rangers to the rescue. it started at the inauguration, when the uniformed protectors of america's front lawn took in the sweep of humanity at the national mall. it seemed obvious that the crowd for president trump was not nearly as large as that for barack obama in 2009. somebody in olive green retweeted the obvious, using comparative pictures - new york times
us government scientists go 'rogue' in defiance of trump. employees from more than a dozen u.s. government agencies have established a network of unofficial "rogue" twitter feeds in defiance of what they see as attempts by president donald trump to muzzle federal climate change research and other science - reuters
 
oil, gas drilling rights near chaco canyon sold for $3M. despite protests from native americans, environmentalists and others, the u.s. bureau of land management on wednesday auctioned oil and gas drilling rights to 843 acres in the chaco canyon region of northwest new mexico - santa fe new mexican

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sunday morning song

judge orders stay on trump's immigrant deportee exec order

cnn's christiane amapour to bannon: "we're not going to shut up"

'reagan alumni for trump' reminds us that trump isn't the first gop prez to make stuff up

wall street, america's new landlords, kicks tenants to the curb

to stop trump, the dems can learn from the tea party
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Saturday, January 28, 2017

hey saturday sun

why clinton lost michigan, by the last democrat to win in michigan

child abuse in the military

the radical crusade of mike pence

"if you go around proclaiming yourself 'the resistance' but you’re not willing to incur any actual personal risk — you’re just going to continue angrily tweeting, for the most part — then you’re just a vapid grandstander."

the natural history of cheese mites

and rip great actor, known for the elephant man, midnight express and alien (among others) john hurt

and coincidentally enough, mr. hurt played winston smith in a filmed version of 1984, now more relevant than ever.  however it was his cameo in mel brooks' spaceballs that we will always love him for:

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Friday, January 27, 2017

love you til friday

the entire senior state department staff resigned on wednesday

trump wants to pay for the wall with a 20% tax on mexican imports

nypd reports 75% increase in hate crimes since cheetolini's election

fascism can't be stopped by fact-checking

neanderthals in a boat? not so far-fetched
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

any given thursday

the ugly unethical underside of silicon valley

nostalgia for white christian america elected trump

the way to a better work/life balance: unions

how savior mentality stands in the way of organizing

how the twinkie made the super rich even richer
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Fasten Your Seat Belts...

Donald Trump loses the popular vote but wins the electoral vote and thus the election, tells David Muir that the electoral votes are the ones that count, and wants to launch an investigation into voter fraud because he list the popular vote. A sore winner with a vendetta against the people he beat. Proof positive that money can't buy happiness...
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

wednesday mourn

how to prepare for the coming recession

defying trump's kleptocracy

these 9 creatures were named after barack obama

the gop wants revenge for obamacare, and it's making them do stupid things

8th grader uses $2 bill for lunch, school calls cops
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

tuesday is rock n roll nite

the golden age of hedge fund draws to a close with clients in revolt

20,000 dead fish wash ashore in nova scotia

the rich already have a universal basic income

the us drops 72 bombs a day

did inadequate women's health care destroy star wars' old republic
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Monday, January 23, 2017

monday wedding

woman's march outshines trump's inauguration

blue state voters subsidize southern red state voters, not the other way around

fast food ceo: profits soared after minimum wage hike

how to convince someone when facts fail

living near heavy traffic increases risk of dementia
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Sunday, January 22, 2017

sunday morning nightmare

wh press secretary attacks the press for accurately reporting inauguration crowd size

trump and the gop are very unpopular

"saviors" think they are better than the people they are saving

how to avoid and handle medical bills

the selfie stick in a 1969 czech science fiction movie

and here's what it looked like in washington yesterday: 





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Saturday, January 21, 2017

hello saturday morning

where to go to the bathroom, warm up and charge your phone during the women's march

fully repealing obamacare will cost $350 billion

police union head wonders why people want them to stop stealing stuff

beware corporate psychopaths

the white house plan to defend against killer asteroids

and finally: kids, don't do this. don't run up and sucker-punch a white nationalist

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Friday, January 20, 2017

living it up (friday night)

why america's roads are so much worse than europe's

director of polish culture institute in berlin fired for too much jewish content

the death of expertise

despair and hope in trump's america 

time to tax netflix?

and rip ncis's owen granger, great character actor miguel ferrer
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

skippy's music thursday (before the end of democracy as we know it)


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another late thursday



at least 32 jewish community centers were targeted with bomgb threats in recent days

the quiet war on medicaid

the making of an american terrorist 

the 8 worst pipeline spills of the last 10 years

someone 'translated' bat calls - turns out they argue a lot
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

wednesday morning dew

more than 30 democrats will not attend trump inauguration

how you can keep the media honest

here's what happens with an uber self-driving car failed

forget the wall. if you want less illegal immigration, go after employers 

what the trump era will feel like
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

tuesday is rent day

house and senate headed for clash over medicare

what to wear to the protest march in dc in winter

trump's plan to make infrastructure profitable is a mistake

the lies at the heart of our dying order

the 1950's western trackdown featured a man named trump who promised to build a wall
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Monday, January 16, 2017

monday we'll be together

inauguration boycott grows along with women's march movement

us agency frees up sites for protests during inauguration

the revolution will not be televised when chuck todd is on television

3 activist victories that flew under the radar

it's time for democrats to fight dirty

and rip the pre-eminent historian for california, state librarian kevin starr 
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Sunday, January 15, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

the last sunday environmental post before the trumpacolyse next friday.
buckle up, it's going to be a wild ride with cheetolini at the country's helm.

trump meets with princeton physicist who says global warming is good for us . yes, donald trump met with al gore. but on Friday, according to the trump transition, the president-elect met with william happer, a princeton professor of physics who has been a prominent voice in questioning whether we should be concerned about human-caused climate change - wapo

obama administration acts to protect poor children from lead poisoning. there’s no safe level of lead in children’s bloodstreams. but up until now, the department of housing and urban development (hud) made families stay put in publicly funded housing unless their children’s blood levels rose above 20 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood - think progress

northeast will experience faster warming from climate change, new study finds. new england is likely to experience significantly greater warming over the next decade, and beyond, than the rest of the planet, according to new findings by climate scientists at the university of massachusetts amherst. - boston globe

a big test for big batteries. in southern california in the fall of 2015, a giant natural gas leak not only caused one of the worst environmental disasters in the nation's history, it also knocked out a critical fuel source for regional power plants - ny times

unilever commits to 100 percent recyclable plastic. consumer goods maker unilever said on saturday all of its plastic packaging would be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 - reuters

yes, cia director nominee mike pompeo needs to answer questions about climate change. after sen. kamala harris (d-ca) grilled cia director nominee mike pompeo on climate change during his january 12 senate intelligence committee confirmation hearing, fox news responded to harris’ inquiries with mocking condescension. - media matters

wisconsin's public service commission also cut climate topics from site. in addition to the department of natural resources, a second state agency has scrubbed information on global warming from its website -wisconsin journal sentinel

wyoming bill would all but outlaw clean energy by preventing utilities from using it. coal supporters are pushing a bill that would bar utilities from using the state's abundant wind power to provide electricity within the state - inside climate

exxon could make $1 trillion because of trump's policies. just a few simple regulatory decisions by trump appointees (one of whom is the ex-ceo) and the cash will start flowing again - fast company

seventh generation to lobby for chemical ingredient disclosure. seventh generation, inc. plans to lobby state legislators and the u.s. congress in favor of legislation that would require companies to disclose chemicals in the products they make. - bloomberg

if trump keeps stoking vaccine fears, he will endanger children’s lives. the president-elect’s meeting with a leading vaccine skeptic sent a troubling signal about a critical children’s health issues - wapo

this scarf is a smog filter so you can breathe well without wearing a mask. as many cities become dangerously smoggy, the wair is a stylish alternative to those surgical masks.- fast company

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sunday morning pancakes

5 practical principles to working under trump

the octopus in the parking garage is climate change's canary in the coal mine

forget a t and t, the real monopolies are google and facebook

states won by trump have the highest obamacare enrollment

the origin of dogs
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Saturday, January 14, 2017

hardhead saturday night

why the gop wants to gut social security

rosie perez tells you everything you need to know about the woman's march on wahsington

how the obamas changed washington

life in one of america's sickest counties

this device can detect 17 diseases just by smelling your breath

and rip author  of the exorcist william peter blatty
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Friday, January 13, 2017

late friday night

political correctness: how the right created a phantom enemy

facebook blocks fake news detector

homelessness plunged under obama

i was a teenage nazi wannabe

librarians must resist trumpism 
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

an instinctive thursday intro

6 economic myths debunked

4 numbers that should terrify trump

gun-loving conservative columnist accidentally killed after letting teen hold gun

the revolution will not be staffed

breaking w/tradition, the world champ cubs will visit obama before he leaves, avoiding trump 
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

wednesday morning coffee

monopolization is the problem behind fake news

arctic ice melt already affecting weather patterns where you live

trump's labor secretary wants to eliminate overtime

5 ways to prepare for the coming political climate

french workers get the right to disconnect from office emails after hours
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

tuesday in the park

how trump is making america meaner

silence is not an option

we need to stand up to the billionaire class

an interactive time line of fbi investigations

as the trump administration approaches, cities gear up for resistance
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Monday, January 09, 2017

monday was a soundgarden song

why america needs a socialist movement

who will check the facebook fact checkers?

a st. louis suburb jailed nearly 2,000 people for not paying fines

david brooks and the intellectual collapse of the center

study finds bullets sperad like the flu
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Sunday, January 08, 2017

sunday environmental stories

for those stories that you might not hear on the usual talking head shows...in this "make america great again®" era.

how california went from drought to dangerous rain and snow. after years of dry conditions, california is getting its winter back. - latimes
 
epa head's top regret: failing to connect with rural america. among the millions of rural americans who voted for incoming president donald trump, the u.s. environmental protection agency's legacy of hard-nosed regulation earned it a reputation as a jobs killer - a fact that outgoing epa director gina mccarthy says could prove to be one of her biggest regrets - reuters

perry and pruitt: texas, oklahoma may call the climate tune under trump. two republicans from texas and oklahoma – where oil and gas rule politics – may be about to apply their state governments’ approaches to climate change to the whole country. - texas climate news

sensing gains ahead under trump, the kochs court minorities. anticipating a fossil fuel resurgence, the ultraconservative brothers, who run an oil and petroleum conglomerate, are busily expanding their outreach - the new york times

beavers, imports from canada, are threatening primeval forests of patagonia. seventy years later, the placement of the nonnative, wood-chewing mammals in fagnano lake along the chile-argentina border is viewed as a colossal mistake - latimes

falcons, drones, data: a winery battles climate change. jackson family wines of sonoma, calif., is among winemakers employing both high-tech and old-school techniques to adapt to hotter, drier conditions - ny times

stifling smog shows china's struggle to balance economic needs with public health. with 24 cities on 'red alert' due to serious air pollution amid a surge in industrial production, china wrestles with the environmental challenges of a boom and bust economy - christian science monitor

seeing the devastation of climate change in the ruins of aleppo. i recently followed a drone through the ruined syrian city of aleppo, courtesy of youtube. the destruction was sobering, to say the least - latimes

federal climate investigation of exxon likely to fizzle under trump. sen. jeff sessions, donald trump's choice as attorney general, has been a vocal opponent of investigating the oil giant for climate fraud- inside climate news

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sunday morning la

breitbart leading smear against professor who mocked white supremacy

man who was there sees chilling comparisons between nazi germany and today

no one in congress wants to regulate fake news

silicon valley's power brokers are just your average robber barons

vienna gives 10-minute standing ovation to 11-year-old child prodigy's opera about cinderella
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Saturday, January 07, 2017

happy saturday

the gun industry's lucrative relationship with hollywood

half of all seabirds along australia's south east coast have plastic in their stomach

we just might get trump's wall

is the media normalizing the klan? (although the kkk reality show has been cancelled)

here's how we prepare to be ungovernable in 2017
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Friday, January 06, 2017

last friday nighte (tgif)

california is becoming the center of anti-trump resistance

5 things you notice when you quit watching the news

capitalism is working better in france than in the us

fracking has made some water supplies unusable

a pessimist's guide to 2017
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Thursday, January 05, 2017

alternate thursday

basic income and job guarantees are complimentary, not opposing

the man who invented the world's most important number

more than 1,000 hate crimes a month since trump's election

study shows more than 55,400 people killed or hospitalized by cops each year

fake news and the new mccarthyism
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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

wednesday morning, 3 am

trump deserves to be ridiculed and that's his achilles heel

meanwhile, he launches his war on unions

colorado river water crisis hits across the west

the us protects its wealthy professionals while throwing its workers to the wolves

how states legalize tax fraud 
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

tuesday in nancy

why the fur industry is very pleased with trump in the white house

bureau of statistics: accurate number of americans killed by police is double the official number

100 ceo's have as much retirement wealth as 41% of america 

algorithms can help stamp out fake news

burmese pythons are devastating the everglades 
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Monday, January 02, 2017

monday warrior

7 ways to fight for justice in 2017

how the democrats could win again, if they wanted

software developers kill people

the last gasp of the american dream

 larry kudlow isn't an economist, but he plays one on tv
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Sunday, January 01, 2017

contrary to popular belief gigglebombs still work

i started a new googlebomb which will probably work if i understand their "algorithm" correctly no matter how much the Russian Puppet complains.
in html:
<a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump"> Russian Puppet</a>
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sunday mornin' comin down

the coming immigration wars

us health care tab hits $3.2 trillion; fastest growth in 8 years

people hate the ryan plan to privatize medicare

your food is making you sick

solar system's biggest asteroid is an ancient ocean world 
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