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Thursday, December 08, 2016

10:15 thursday morning

election recount 2016: where 5 states stand

blame economics professors for today's problems

roe v. wade may be doomed

how inequality found a political voice

a new theory about the bermuda triangle
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

wednesday lover

a group of women plan a nation-wide strike against trump

florida's stand your ground law linked to homicide increase

drug makers double insulin prices since 2012

nuclear weapon missing since the 1950's may have been found

20 ways to take a stand in the post-election world
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

tuesday headache

does america really need overseas bases?

people with autism make more logical decisions

how humanities can help fix the world

how ebola adapted to us

how seaweed-eating cows will save the world

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Monday, December 05, 2016

monday sunshine

the super-rich are cruising new arctic passageways as the world burns

what is socialism for the 21st century?

big pharma's manufactured epidemic: the misdiagnosis of adhd

people worry computers will get too smart and take over the world.  the real problem is computers are too stupid and have already taken over the world

meet the worst ants in the world
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Sunday, December 04, 2016

environmental news stories sunday

for those little stories that somehow don't get mentioned on the talking head shows ...

the trolling of elon musk: how us conservatives are attacking green tech. electric-car evangelist is the target of concerted negative online campaign linked to influential rightwing network. - the guardian

nasa photo reveals a startling 300-foot-wide rift in antarctic ice shelf. the breakup of the massive larsen c ice shelf in antarctica is getting closer and will eventually produce an iceberg the size of delaware prowling the southern ocean, according to new nasa data - mashable
(p.s. - president trump has indicated that his administration will not fund projects like this from nasa)

fires and drought cook tennessee - a state represented by climate deniers. climate change intensified the extreme weather in tennessee, but its legislators deny the science - the guardian

breitbart news report on global temperatures is wrong, scientists say. scientists on friday debunked a widely circulated news media report suggesting that recent record-high global temperatures were unrelated to climate change. - nytimes

carnival princess to pay record $40 million for pollution cover-up. carnival corp's princess cruise lines will plead guilty to seven felony charges for polluting the seas and deliberate acts to cover it up, and pay a record $40 million criminal penalty, the u.s. justice department said on thursday - reuters

is florida’s climate change model — denial at the capitol, frantic action at the beach — in store for the u.s. under trump? when floridians narrowly voted for donald trump on nov. 8, they might as well have elected to drown themselves - la times

trump may target lbj's exec order on cross-border projects. president-elect donald trump's advisers are looking to fast-track approval of the keystone xl pipeline, with a top transition official reportedly planning to tour canada's oil sands region as climate activists and landowners gird for battle along the pipeline's path -eenews

'prepared for the worst': bolivians face historic drought, and global warming could intensify it. bolivia is in the midst of its worst drought in 25 years, as three reservoirs that supply its largest city, la paz, are almost entirely dried up - wapo

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sunday kind of love

bernie supporters are challenging democratic leadership for party control

india's air is now deadlier than china's

climate change threatens to wipe out this species of penguins

there is no such disease as codependence

why morning people thrive
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Saturday, December 03, 2016

gingerale afternoon (the astrology of a saturday)

the most radical thing the black panthers did was give kids free breakfast

the fbi just gained sweeping new hacking powers

medicare is not an entitlement

how the alt-right uses internet trolling to confuse you

hospital charged woman $39.35 to hold her baby after delivery

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Friday, December 02, 2016

just another friday night

pedestrian shaming = victim blaming

knowingly taking placebos eases pain, study finds

new discovery about persians in ancient japan generates excitement

21st century victorians

 f^k you, startup world
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Thursday, December 01, 2016

unusual thursday

the coming dark age

wall st & private prisons are 'licking their lips' over the trump presidency 

drug maker thwarted plan to limit oxycotin

the coming mega-drought in the southwest

the city that was saved by the internet
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

wednesday like a river

trump's win: the greatest victory for anti-semitism since 1941

will central asia fight over water?

we should not wait to see what trump does; we should organize now

economists forgot smith and darwin's main lesson: society cannot function without morals

why the law turns a blind eye to militias

and we are saddened to have learned about the passing of another blogger, the great scott eric kaufman, a foundation pillar over at lawyers, guns and money.  he was an astute observer of the foibles of the human and feline races. we will especially miss his tales of oldman cat. rest in peace, sek.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

tuesday headache

potential trump pick for homeland security wants to send a million people to gitmo

munich court to try facebook's zuckerberg for inciting hatred

trump is leading the transformation of the gop into the new kkk

10 months in the air without landing

playboy model charged in body shaming social media post
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Monday, November 28, 2016

monday sucks

what trump means for science and medicine

exorcisms are on the rise

why guiliani shouldn't be secretary of state

some fake news publishers are trump cronies

more students are dying of suicide than car crashes
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

environmental news stories sunday

for those pesky stories you haven't heard about.

dakota access protest 'felt like low-grade war,' says medic treating injuries. protesters allege concussions grenades were used along with other escalating tactics in sub-freezing temperatures to quell pipeline protest - inside climate news

dakota access pipeline: 300 protesters injured after police use water cannons. twenty-six people hospitalized from ‘mass casualty incident’ that included bone fractures and hypothermia shown in dramatic video footage of standoff - the guardian

from the sioux to the sault: standing rock spirit spreads to michigan’s upper peninsula. a 63-year-old pipeline runs beneath the straits of mackinac. great lakes tribes—tapping into the standing rock spirit—want it stopped - environmental health news

trump win churns u.s.-mexico water talks. negotiators from both nations are hustling to finish a new agreement for sharing water from the colorado river — before president barack obama leaves office - politico

all you need to know about nature deficit disorder. it's tough to connect with nature at this time of year. your days are spent under artificial lights in an office, while the last of autumn's blooms are hidden beneath piles of decaying leaves - bbc

blackfeet tribe regains sacred land. the obama administration has cancelled oil and gas leases on 30,000 acres of montana’s badger-two medicine region near glacier national park, land the blackfeet nation considers sacred - living on earth

these are the lobbyists behind the site attacking elon musk and tesla. surprise! people behind stopelonfromfailingagain.com have connections to big energy - the drive

peru declares state of emergency over deadly forest fires. peru has declared a state of emergency in seven districts in the north of the country where forest fires have killed two, injured four and burnt nearly 12,000 hectares (30,000 acres) of land, including five protected natural areas. - the guardian

threat to nasa climate role a 'disaster' for global warming action: researchers. a threat by the incoming trump administration to the climate research of us space agency nasa would be disastrous for global efforts to monitor and counter global warming, australian researchers said - sydney morning herald

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sunday in the south

clinton campaign agrees to back stein's recount effort

forget canada. stay and fight for america

michael moore calls for a takeover of the democratic party

trump was strongest where the economy was weakest

too smug to jail
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Saturday, November 26, 2016

get it on (saturday)

the american public health association takes a stand with planned parenthood

the cashless society is a creepy fantasy

we must prevent trump's muslim registry before it starts 

how the big banks bled a tiny island nation

chimp study shows why hanging with friends relieves stress

and rip fidel castro
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Friday, November 25, 2016

joe friday

capitalism behaving badly

obama rushes to protect public lands before trump takes office

cop's wife vandalizes own home, tries to blame black lives matter

4 decades later, experts find proposition 13 is a boon to the rich  

how rock n roll became white

and rip carol brady, stage & tv star florence henderson 
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

turkey refuses presidential pardon

trump says he didn't do anything wrong...
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thanks for the memories

why i'm going to standing rock this thanksgiving

why the right wing hates 'hamilton'

here's how the international space station is celebrating thanksgiving 

how will self-driving cars make life or death decisions?

what mathematical models about herding cows can teach us about markets
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

wednesday language

computer scientists urge clinton to call for a recount of votes

facebook lets advertisers exclude users by race

how trump set the stage for harrassment

calling a racist a racist

if you want to protect bees from pesticides, here are grocery stores to avoid
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

tuesday has gone

how democrats killed their populist soul

who can stop trump?

clinton aides blame everyone but themselves

14 obama regulations trump could undo

the brain adapts to dishonesty

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Monday, November 21, 2016

monday struggle

more than 700 hateful attacks since trump's election

why won't anyone admit that america is fighting 5 wars?

democrats no longer represent the working class

white nationalists gather to change the world

crash: how computers are setting us up for disaster
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Sunday, November 20, 2016

environmental news stories sunday

those pesky stories you might not have seen on the "mainstream media"...but should have.

trump begins filling environmental posts with clowns. trump’s plans to roll back environmental protections seem worse than many feared - the guardian

trump’s pledge to ‘open up the water’ for central valley farms: easier said than done. president-elect donald trump might have trouble living up to one of his more sweeping campaign promises in california - kqed

fishing industry looks to trump to undo marine monument designation. when resident barack obama announced in september the creation of the first ever marine national monument in u.s. atlantic waters, 50 environmental organizations claimed victory in the long campaign to protect approximately 4,000 square miles of ocean from fishing and other human activities - cape cod times

photographing the impact of california's water crisis. in 2011, mustafah abdulaziz heard a sobering statistic published by the united nations: as of 2025, 3.4 billion people were projected to face a scarcity of water - nytimes

trump’s transition team is straight from the swamp. americans who voted for donald trump were clearly fed up with inside-the-beltway business as usual. they want the president-elect to deliver on his promise to replace “a failed and corrupt political establishment with a new government controlled by you the american people. - time magazine

america’s tv meteorologists: symptoms of climate change are rampant, undeniable. ah, minnesota. land of 10,000 lakes — and 10,000 ways to say “damn, it’s cold outside!” but not this year - wapo

a monsanto herbicide is in your snack food. a new report says traces of glyphosate (aka monsanto's roundup) are in packaged foods. - mashable

will our food be safe under trump? we asked a number of experts and advocates about pesticides, food safety, and oversight of ingredients under the next administration. the jury is still out, but it’s not looking good - civil eats

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sunday in new york

at $5 a piece, trump's votes came cheap

how the republicans intend to kill obamacare

trump's epa advisor is a 'superstar of the denialsphere

when liberals become republicans and republicans become goons

twitter's anti-semetic problem
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

get down saturday night

the election of trump: an american tragedy

rudolph giuliani hates the constitution

this wasn't a working class revolt, this was a white revolt

 anti-trump movement calls for a boycott of these 32 brands

the sharing economy is creating a dickensian world

are wet wipes wrecking the world's sewers?
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Friday, November 18, 2016

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it's finally friday

what's next for the immigration rights movement

trump's alarming first week as president elect 

the rush to build luxury bunkers for la's super rich

5 things to do to protect yourself under trump's surveillance state

flesh eating worms have returned to florida 
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

tragedy on a thursday

earth to trump: go green

philly ignores thousands of poisoned kids

trump transition website plagiarizes non-profits

big oil is in trouble

you actually can work yourself to death
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

wednesday jones

this was not a change election

trump is about to make the big banks very happy 

why are americans so stupid and proud of it?

to corporate media, president trump is a cash cow

in the electoral college, white votes matter 
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

tuesday girl

the american dream is alive and well - in canada

attacks against muslims up 67% since election

trump's transition team is a swamp of lobbyists, donors, family and gop retreads

labor prepares for a 3 front fight against trump, congress and the courts

why capitalism creates pointless jobs

and rip journalist and news host gwen ifill 
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Monday, November 14, 2016

monday strikes

10 ways trump could reverse progress on climate change

third party candidates did not deliver the presidency to trump

standing rock protests absent from facebook trends 

churches vandalized with trump-inspired slurs

newly discovered fossil evidence suggests unicorns were real

and rip singer, songwriter & musician's musician, leon russell 
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Sunday, November 13, 2016

environmental news stories sunday

all during the election, nary a word was uttered about the 1,000 lb gorilla in the international room - the environment. so, i am hopping back with a green vengeance bringing to you the stories that you should be hearing about...talking about...protesting about...

now is not the time to turn our backs and flee, nor bury our heads in the pillows and sulk...now is the time to be vigilant and hold people accountable. now is the time to educate ourselves...now is the time to educate others.

now is the time to hop back into action.

all is not lost on climate change. trump will be terrible, but it’s not just about trump. it’s about you, too - slate

deep in virginia’s craggy coal country, they saw trump as their only hope. behind the barber’s chair where claude rasnake diagnoses many of the world’s problems, he charted the to-do list of the trump administration. - wapo

great expectations in farm country. “there’s a natural expectation out there that donald trump is the white knight and his cabinet is right there beside him. they are going to come in and fix this and we’re going to have $5 corn and no regulation, and exports are going to boom.” - the progressive farmer

the trump shade of green. peter dykstra and host steve curwood discuss president-elect trump's possible cabinet picks and the rollbacks and policy shifts the next four years may bring - living on earth

virginia environmental leaders bracing for major setbacks under donald trump. how and whether trump's world view on environmental matters works its way down to the local level - the virginian pilot

novel climate lawsuit awaits president trump. a judge has ruled that an oregon climate change lawsuit filed against the federal government can move forward.- climate central

real madrid to wear kits made from recycled ocean plastic. real madrid players will wear kits made from ocean’s recycled plastic during la liga’s 13th round match against sporting gijon on november 26- canindia

ceo kelcy warren confident dakota access pipeline will be completed under trump presidency. the leader of the company behind the controversial dakota access oil pipeline is “100 percent” confident president-elect donald trump will help the project get finished. - cbs news

standing rock protesters sit out the election: 'i'm ashamed of them both.' frank archambault is not interested in choosing the next elected leader of one of his enemies. “i don’t want to have a say in government,” he said. “i guess you could call it trauma. i don’t have faith in government, so i don’t want to have a say.” - the guardian

environmental leaders mourn trump’s win and prepare for battle. sierra club executive director michael brune wore an expression of indignation as he articulated a post-election message for sierra club’s 2.4 million members: acknowledge the pain and alienation you feel over donald trump’s victory and then gird yourself for a fight - high country news

how hungry kids will fare under trump. president donald trump and the republican-controlled congress will likely walk back most of the progress made on school food and nutrition programs in recent years - civil eats

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sunday girl

lgbtq crisis hot lines ringing off the hook since trump's election

now is the time to fight, not fantasize about moving to canada

what president trump means to energy and the climate

anti-trump protests continue all over america

eating roadkill in west virginia (thanks to the economy) 
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Saturday, November 12, 2016

fun on a saturday night

the election: how the media blew it

trump's top domestic advisor thinks gay is a lifestyle that can be changed

how i talk about trump to my 6 year old 

our worst nightmare has come to pass 

man spends 11 hours trying to make a cup of tea with wi-fi kettle
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Friday, November 11, 2016

we'll meet again

everything you wanted to know about veterans day and more

honoring our vets

freebies for veterans today

who gets today off?

veterans day by the numbers
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

to claudia on thursday

dozens arrested at indian call center for irs call scam

trump's presidency will be a disaster for the white working class

but prison stocks are rising since his election

racist social media users have a new code for slurs

here's why everyone is saying get an iud today 

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

wednesday jam

is a leading suicide prevention organization a front for big pharma?

when algorithms decide what you pay

generals warn war w/china or russia would be fast and devastating

economics has a major blind spot 

bacteria laden, environmentally problematic, even radioactive, granite is still the most popular countertop
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millard fillmore's last laugh

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