s skippy the bush kangaroo: June 2018

skippy the bush kangaroo

Saturday, June 30, 2018

abe lincoln has a message for republicans

“I again submit to your consideration the expediency of establishing a system for the encouragement of immigration. All though this source of national wealth and strength is again flowing with greater freedom than for several years before the insurrection occurred, there is still a great deficiency of laborers in every field of industry, especially in agriculture, and in our mines, as well as of iron and coal as of the precious metals. While the demand for labor is thus increased here, tens of thousands of persons, destitute of remunerative occupation, are thronging our foreign consulates and offering to emigrate to the United States if essential, but very cheap assistance, can be afforded them. It is very easy to see that under the sharp discipline of Civil War, the nation is beginning a new life. This noble effort demands the aid and out to receive the attention of the Government.”

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every day's a saturday

breitbart traffic declined for seventh straight month

trump environmental policies could result in 80,000 more deaths per decade

progress is always opposed

grocery store censors "summa cum laude" on birthday cake
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Friday, June 29, 2018

friday night is killing me

the rule of law is crumbling more each day under trump

woman may be jailed for protesting anti-immigrant policies outside of gop rep office

suicide rates are up in every state

sexual harassment is rife in the sciences, study finds

and rip award-winningsci-fi writer (of many classic star trek scripts) and trouble-maker harlan ellison
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

throwback thursday

how the alt-right manipulates the internet's biggest commenting platform

fear mongering based on mis-info: it's what the conservative media does best

here's how higher education dies

the most popular vitamin and mineral supplements provide no health benefits

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

wednesday morning dew

china's 'bad dog' robot hopes to help kids w/their loneliness

crypto-currency market loses 11.5% in one day

beware of democrats and their 'good' billionaires

bargaining with the algorithm 
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

tuesday night part 3

when a president attacks due process, democracy itself is in trouble

scott walker wants to build a canadian wall

a short history of scott pruitt's scandals

there's nothing wrong with treating an a*hole like an a*hole 
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Monday, June 25, 2018

monday rain

spain's third largest city votes to boycott israel

a record number of kids died this flu season

in silicon valley, google cats are killing the owls

fire breaks out at london's hayward gallery as rotting fish artwork explodes 
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Sunday, June 24, 2018

save your sundays for surfing

suicide rate up 30% since 1999

for big corporations, wage theft penalties are just the cost of doing business

everything we thought we knew about the gig economy is wrong

how rural america became a hospital desert 
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Saturday, June 23, 2018

everybody wants to be black on a saturday night

killing obamacare is killing people

google tries being slightly less evil

the evangelical minister who helped build the religious right thinks he made a terrible mistake

the constitution rejects an imperial presidency
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Friday, June 22, 2018

friday night in london

mexico imposes $3b tariff on american goods

trump is what happens after the gop rebrands knowledge as elitism and ignorance as bliss

misleading unemployment numbers and ruse of "labor flexibility"

new campaign seeks ban on factory farms

and rip the gorilla that could speak sign language, koko
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

this thursday

americans shell out billions annually to subsidize fossil fuels

whale dies from plastic bags

scooters disappear from san francisco streets, for now

bee saving paper 
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

wednesday morning coffee

the government has no plan for reunited immigrant families
the dire consequences of giving private companies responsibility for public water systems

has trump over-estimated the cruelty of his supporters?

former fox news reporter says russians colluded with trump thru roger stone
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

tuesday night part 2

the taking of millennial wealth by rich white boomers

115 confederate monuments removed since 2015

the first climate refugees in the us

palo alto pastor calls out silicon valley hypocrites for ignoring poor
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Monday, June 18, 2018

monday papers

megan mcardle is the poster child for failing upwards in america

judge orders maine to implement voter-approved medicaid expansion

5 founding fathers whose skepticism about religion would make them unelectable today

donald trump wants to rule the world. the good news is, he's terrible at it
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Sunday, June 17, 2018

remembering sunday

reporters fact check trump on separation of families to his face; he keeps lying anyway

thousands protest at us-mexican border

united methodist church calls on fellow methodist sessions to reverse family border separations

white america's racial animus is the real impetus for welfare cuts
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Saturday, June 16, 2018

everybody loves saturday night

the gangster mentality of anti-anti-trumpism

new draft guide to medicare distorts the facts

the 10 professions with the most psychopaths

your home is your snitch

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Friday, June 15, 2018

friday night in dixie

denmark bans wearing a burqa in public

chile becomes the first country in the americas to ban plastic bags

how trump is weaponizing the courts for political ends

looking for life on a flat earth
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

this ordinary thursday

trump and the epa headed off chemical pollution study

archeologists uncover remains of man who survived pompeii only to be crushed by a rock

ivanka trump's clothing line re-branded as adrienne vittadini

pack of wiener dogs maul oklahoma woman to death

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

wednesday morning

the basis for eliminating net neutrality is bogus, studies say

the fading battlefields of world war i

feds relying on biased data to make a b- economy look a+

the gig economy is a myth
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

tuesday night part 1

the united states is a force for chaos across the planet

why the gop is scared of democracy

the unbearable whiteness of nfl ownership

for 400 straight months the earth's temperature has been above average
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Monday, June 11, 2018

monday on fire

it's not the economy, stupid. trump supporters fear black and brown people

a single discarded fishing net can keep killing for centuries

study connects white intolerance and support for authoritarianism

mussels off the coast of seattle test positive for opioids

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

remember that sunday

america democracy has faced worse threats than donald trump

study debunks anti-choice claims of links between abortion and suicide

transgender kids' brains resemble their gender identity, not their biological sex

eyeless, mouthless bone-eating worm named after jabba the hut
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Saturday, June 09, 2018

every saturday

the simple voting reform that raises turnout wherever it's tried

home depot employees are broke, sick and disappointed

us gov't can't get controversial kaspersky labs software off its networks

ground zero for the amphibian apocalypse has been found
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Friday, June 08, 2018

friday night gurus

prosecutor lied about key evidence in trump inauguration protestor trial

world could save $20 trillion by getting serious about climate change

trump's immigration crack down is a boom for private prisons

security troops on us nuclear missile base took lsd 
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Thursday, June 07, 2018

thirsty thursday

over 146,000 americans will lose their jobs because of trump's trade tariffs

mcdonalds workers allege widespread sexual abuse

there is power in a union

when will the media stop honoring angry men?
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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

wednesday lover

the surprising popularity of far left policies

100% renewables is possible and affordable

rise of the ticks

electric scooter charger culture is out of control
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018

tuesday night rain

people don't understand social security, and a new survey confirms it

egypt arrests socialist activist on terror charges

congress's blue lives matter bills are an attack on black lives

sherlock star benedict cumberbatch fights off 4 muggers near 221b baker street
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Monday, June 04, 2018

monday nineteen hours

us strategy in afghanistan shows very little result

72% of dems say congressional candidates should push progressive agenda

all 34 bishops of chile's catholic church resign in child sex abuse scandal

border patrol detain us citizens for speaking spanish
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Sunday, June 03, 2018

raining on a sunday

assault weapons not protected by 2nd amendment, federal appeals court rules

king james bible classic english text revealed to include work by french scholar

nat'l parks service releases uncensored report on climate change

tabasco sauce is in a fight for its very survival

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Saturday, June 02, 2018

every other saturday

a video guide to busting twitter bots

too many bosses tell employees how to vote

our brains rapidly process opinions we agree with as if they are facts

oklahoma high school student upends fundamental chemistry theory about carbon

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Friday, June 01, 2018

friday night flu

5 key traits of trump supporters

san francisco throws down the gauntlet to uber, lyft

drugmaker to roseanne: racism is not one of ambien's side effects

should journalists negotiate with a president who vilifies them? 
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