s skippy the bush kangaroo: January 2018

skippy the bush kangaroo

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

sounds on a wednesday night

5 things you need to know about the trump economy

the flu surges to worst seen in years

scotland on course to be 100% renewable in 2 years

new mexico governor wants full legal immunity for police
posted by skippy at 12:10 PM | 7 comments

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

tuesday eve

jeff bezos is the richest man in history

how the flu kills some people so quickly

jeff sessions war on the poor

watch out for the super blue blood moon tonight

posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 1 comments

Monday, January 29, 2018

monday morn

warren buffet thinks bitcoin and cryptocurrencies will end badly

mac spyware stole millions of user images over 13 years

plotting the destruction of working class new york

it's time to nationalize the internet 
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 0 comments

Sunday, January 28, 2018

it must be sunday

new mexico sherrif's office pulls over same black fed agent 3 times in a month

high speed rail now rivals airlines on some routes

the best countries to escape the worst of climate change

meteorite found in the sahara older than our solar system
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 4 comments

Saturday, January 27, 2018

black saturday

life expectancy in america has declined 2 years in a row

oxygen is disappearing from the oceans at an alarming pace

it snowed in the sahara and the photos are specatular

inside the amish town that builds lady gaga's live shows
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 9 comments

Friday, January 26, 2018

friday i'll be over you

costs of us 2017 weather disasters demolish records

american kids are 70% more likely to die before adulthood than in other rich countries

companies that announced big bonuses after gop tax cut are now laying off workers

it's so hot in australia baby bats brains are frying 
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 1 comments

Thursday, January 25, 2018

on thursdays

leader of baltimore gun trace task force pleads guilty to racketeering and other charges

4 numbers to scare republicans for 2018

where modern electonics went wrong

black mirror reveals our fear of robots and algorithms we can't control 
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 1 comments

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

snowboarding on wednesday

there's a whole cottage industry of doctors who help parents avoid vaccines

the incredible shrinking britain

the new tax law hits manhattan home sales

americans are more poor than ever

and rest in peace griund-breaking sci fi author ursula k. le guin
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

tuesday came

reimagine the means of production

since the beginning of the year, no us airlines operate the mighty 747

dead zones in the ocean have quadrupled sine 1950
new jersey poised to ban drunken droning
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 3 comments

Monday, January 22, 2018

monday morn

americans haven't been this poor and indebted in decades

the media needs to elevate the conversation about ethics

facism runs in my family

is diy disaster relief the new normal?

posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 3 comments

Sunday, January 21, 2018

environmental news stories sunday

let me start by just saying, i live in santa barbara and we have been enduring the ravages of climate change/global warming (whatever you want to call it) since dec 4, when the thomas fire (the largest wildfire in ca history) broke out and, almost, wiped out ventura, ojai, montecito and our little red tiled town. i, an asthmatic, was housebound for a week and one-half due to the toxicity of the smokey air. on january 9, a mudslide, due to a rain deluge on fire devastated mountain soil, almost obliterated montecito off the map. for those who believe that scientists are lying and all this climate stuff is a hoax, sit them down, tie them up and go reservoir dogs on them because we can no longer afford this bizarre, alternative reality based (un)thinking. life is no longer the same as it was, and to survive, we need to plan on how we, as a species, can endure the changes that nature is bringing. our communities, our states, our country depends upon it.

so, now...on to the little stories that aren't talked about enough.

the thomas fire is terrifying. fire trends are even more terrifying - la times

toxic pollutants in california mudslide present cleanup challenges - bloomberg

you doubt climate change? come to this island — but hurry, before it disappears.- new york times

a government shutdown will interrupt critical climate change research - vox

'it was like niagara falls': how california's rich and poor united against a tide of mud - the guardian

snowpack near record lows spells trouble for western water supplies - inside climate news 

california is preparing to defend its waters from trump order  - reveal 


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posted by SantaBarbarian at 10:34 PM | 1 comments

i met him on a sunday

big tech: the new predatory capitalism

democrats are preparing for impeachment

detroit auto show may be celebrating an era about to end

city of addict entrepeneurs

posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 2 comments

Saturday, January 20, 2018

beyond saturday night

the hurricane in puerto rico has become a man-made disaster

money-laundering allegations may hurt trump more than russia-gate

bitcoin boon is a boom for extremist groups

sen. tom cotton theatens constituents with legal action for calling his office
posted by skippy at 9:50 PM | 2 comments

Friday, January 19, 2018

friday fun

fast food v. workers: inequality is feeding america

police killed nearly 1,000 people in 2017

white supremacist charged with terrorism after stopping train

even 'legal' air pollution is killing older americans
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 2 comments

Thursday, January 18, 2018

on thursday (people get real remix)

'trumpism' is ingrained in white america

yes a blue wave is coming - but the dccc is doing all it can to minimize it

the gop is in full-on panic mode - and we get to watch

1/3 of forests aren't growing back after wildfires

posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

sleazy wednesday (in slow motion)

fox news killed a story about trump and stormy daniels in 2016

trump is the most despised president in modern history

 what's behind bitcoin mania?

ex-face book exec: you are being programmed

and rip creator of wkrp in cincinnati and director of police academy hugh wilson; also pioneering aids researcher mathilde krim
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

tuesday's blues

megyn kelly: racist dog whistles weren't racist when we used them at fox news

the pentagon doesn't need more money

arctic temperatures are rising so fast computers don't believe them

the most expensive mile of subway track on earth 
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 1 comments

Monday, January 15, 2018

monday morn

$125,000 snow machine is latest toy for the super rich

the next financial crisis will be worst than the last

the 100-year capitalist experiment that kept appalachia poor, sick and stuck on coal

carpetbaggers of tech
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 2 comments

Sunday, January 14, 2018

groovin' on a sunday afternoon

income inequality also drives workplace sexual abuse

do we need a tech boom for the elderly?

we don't know, this year ces had a bunch of  useless robots and machines that don't work

former reagan aide: gop created deficits to justify cutting social security

and rip legendary sportscaster keith jackson
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 13 comments

Saturday, January 13, 2018

benny's coming home on satuday

there's no beating around the bush: trump is a racist

global warming increased hurricane harvey's rainfall by 15%

beware this winter's flu virus

because 20 children have been killed by the flu so far this year
posted by skippy at 1:30 AM | 6 comments

Friday, January 12, 2018

friday face

trump just declared war on the first amendment in an unhinged cabinet meeting

walmart is laying off thousands of workers

gop lawmakers surprised to learn no black soldiers served in the so. carolina confederacy

meanwhile north carolina is no longer considered a democracy
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 1 comments

Thursday, January 11, 2018

no typical thursday night

corporate pr stunts won't save the middle class

facebook sued over ads targeting younger workers

americans are dying younger

when gamergate became berniegate
posted by skippy at 1:30 AM | 1 comments

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

since last wednesday

social security will be solvent for the rest of the century

china is preparing for war with korea

exec editor of alternet placed on indefinite leave after sexual harassment accusations

this drug used to be free. now it's $109,500 a year
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 1 comments

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

tuesday's black

why michael wolff's book is good news

from territorial to functional sovereignty: the case of amazon

how a low-level baggage-fee decision spotlights the worst of trump

heroes of the resistance
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 2 comments

Monday, January 08, 2018

monday monday monday

unforseen consequences and that 1929 vibe

you're the real job creator

palm springs has america's first lgbtq government

new net neutrality bill has glaring loopholes
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 2 comments

Sunday, January 07, 2018

gloomy sunday

wolff book: trump privately rationalized kkk after charlottesville

net neurtality repeal undermines black efforts to combat media racial bias
 it's -100 degrees on mount washington

extreme poverty returns to america


posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 1 comments

Saturday, January 06, 2018

baron saturday

 bomb cyclone sends record high tides into downtown boston

it's colder in florida than in alaska

why a pill that costs $4 in tanzania costs $400 in america

polls reveal liberalism is surging
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 2 comments

Friday, January 05, 2018

friday child

frozen iguanas falling from trees in florida's low temps

the pundits were wrong about assad and the islamic state. as usual they won't admit it

the unsexy truth about harassment

release the internet from free enterprise - make it a basic right
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 1 comments

Thursday, January 04, 2018

no day like thursday

bitcoin set to topple global economy in 5 months

you can be tracked even when your gps is turned off

fellow white men, listen to the voices you have ignored for so long

minner driver: matt damon cannot understand what abuse is like
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 0 comments

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

see you dudes on wednesday

more than half the kids in the u.s. will be obese by 35

study finds people who spend time on facebook are materialistic

giant west antarctic iceberg disintegrates

the underground uber network driven by russian hackers 
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 1 comments

Tuesday, January 02, 2018


canadian zoo moves penguins indoors because of cold

six volcanoes to watch in 2018

why black women can't say #metoo

jeff sessions doubles down on pot
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 1 comments

Monday, January 01, 2018

all is quiet on new year's day

these states are taking medicaid expansion to the voters in 2018

why scared cops are so frightening

welcome to extreme poverty: america

vandals are attacking berlin's citywide holocaust memorial

posted by skippy at 1:30 AM | 0 comments