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Monday, November 20, 2017

monday lover

vegas shooting victims struggle to afford mounting medical costs

house's tax bill would trigger $25 billion cut to medicare

almost 4 million americans have anger control problems and are packing a gun

with fast-charging, electric cars will soon match or beat gasoline in every respect

is it possible to predict the next pandemic

and it's difficult wish a peaceful eternal rest to him, but charles manson passed 
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

for those little pesky stories that aren't bandied about on the sunday talking head shows.

fracking study: answers soon on sick foals of tioga downs owner
when foals on jeff gural’s farm were born with a potentially fatal illness, the well-known casino magnate and horse breeder suspected a nearby natural gas well was a factor. that suspicion, shared by scientists, will soon be supported or discounted by a cornell university team that has spent two years analyzing the horses’ health and signs of chemical exposure on a molecular level. the study is scheduled for completion by early next year. - press connects
oregon dungeness crab season delayed again, could upset holiday meal plans.
oregon's commercial dungeness crab season will be delayed until at least dec. 16 because the crabs are low in meat and high in domoic acid, a toxin that can cause severe illness in people. it's the third year in a row the traditional dec. 1 opening of the ocean season has been postponed. - statesman journal 
'maybe the smog can bring us together': toxic air chokes pakistan and india.'
parts of pakistan have been enveloped by deadly smog in recent weeks, with the city of lahore suffering almost as badly as the indian capital delhi. pictures and video that show lahore looking like an apocalyptic landscape have left people in shock. some residents have said they can’t see beyond their outstretched arm. - the guardian 
leaving europe, brown says he’s talked enough, wants to ‘get something done’
the camera and lights switched on and ole torp, the charlie rose of norway, leaned in, silver hair flashing, and posed his first question to gov. jerry brown. “is the world going to hell?” “yes,” brown answered swiftly. the interview, taped last week in oslo, was declared a fabulous success, one the television audience would quite enjoy. how to explain the climate-change world’s curious embrace of a man with so apocalyptic a message? on a nearly two-week swing through europe, starting at the vatican and ending at the united nations climate change conference in bonn, brown offered a bleak appraisal of the global future: we are on a trajectory toward hell. it’s a headlong rush to a very unpleasant outcome. mankind is on the chopping block. - calmatters
a radioactive cloud wafts over europe, with russia as chief suspect.
high levels of a substance called ruthenium 106 detected over the continent have prompted concern about a possible cover-up by moscow. - nytimes 
 “farmers of the sea” say livelihood dying from midwest ag pollution.
thomas olander of louisiana has been a shrimper and fisherman for about 40 years. he says his livelihood and way of life is dying out because of the growing dead zone in the gulf of mexico. “the guys that drag across that area, they absolutely cannot catch anything alive,” he says. “nothing lives in it.” according to the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, dead zones are caused by "excessive nutrient pollution from human activities coupled with other factors that deplete the oxygen required to support most marine life in bottom and near-bottom water.” this year, the dead zone in the gulf of mexico was measured as the largest it has ever been - 8,776 square miles - an area the size of new jersey. - iowa public radio
plastics found in stomachs of deepest sea creatures.
animals from the deepest places on earth have been found with plastic in their stomachs, confirming fears that manmade fibres have contaminated the most remote places on the planet. the study, led by academics at newcastle university, found animals from trenches across the pacific ocean were contaminated with fibres that probably originated from plastic bottles, packaging and synthetic clothes. - the guardian
the gop’s dirty attack on rural america’s clean water.
house republicans appear to have a new favorite pastime: keeping americans from ever being able to go to court. at a time of heightened tensions on the korean peninsula, shocking gun violence in communities across america and russian meddling in u.s. affairs, gop lawmakers have instead chosen blocking access to the courts as their top priority. they should be ashamed, and americans should be very, very alarmed. now, in a moment of hubris shocking even by congressional standards, many of the same lawmakers are advocating that factory farms should be shielded from lawsuits even when they poison drinking water supplies. on thursday, a house subcommittee held a hearing on a proposal that would make it impossible to bring a citizen suit against these mega farms — which often hold tens of thousands of animals — for mismanaging livestock waste and polluting water supplies, mostly in rural america. - the hill

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dancing through sunday

ibm, which pioneered telecommuting, now wants employees back in their offices

in minnesota, al franken faces the heat but no broad call to resign

how gerrymandering and dark money keep americans politically sidelined

state dept is telling world leaders to stay in trump hotels

alaskan flights delayed as 450-lb seal sun bathes on runway

and rip ac/dc guitarist and co-founder, malcolm young

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

on a tennessee saturday night

roy moore is a symptom of a larger problem in evangelical circles

cutting corporate taxes will not increase american wages

skippy's homeland of australia votes yes on gay marriage

white spite: education is at the center of trump's politics of resentment

why you're not getting a raise

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Friday, November 17, 2017

everyday friday night

how your clinton rules sausage gets made

mounting gop retirements threatens house majority

dc cops spent over $300,000 on weapons for inauguration day

small alabama town has a police force 5X the national average per capita

the govt of iceland voted unanimously to put mental health warning labels on bibles
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

maximum thursday

america has a monopoly problem

do democrats really need wall street?

louise mensch is more dangerous than facebook

wildlife colonize man-made rock pools

there is no first amendment right to speak on college campuses
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

just wednesday

it's not just niger, the us military is all over africa

trump is a bad fascist. but what about the next one?

hi-priced drugs: are we being played for suckers

thoughts on the plague in madagascar

sorting thru the laughs joan rivers left us

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

tuesday treat day

female members of congress recount harassment by colleagues 

unemployment is contagious

white supremacists are sharing bomb-making plans online

trump calls on fbi to arrest his rivals for things that aren't crimes

google's sentiment analyzer thinks being gay is bad
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Monday, November 13, 2017

monday loud and clear

gawker blind item 2012 - sound like anyone? *cough*louis ck*cough*

the pitfalls of privitization

stop trying to convince trump voters

the role race plays in the war on drugs

how protests work

and rip long-time queen of gossip columnists, liz smith 

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

come sunday

doj subpoenas twitter about a popehat smiley emoji tweet

the dangerous myth of 'tax payer money'

legionnaires disease at disneyland

100's face conspiracy charges for the actions of a few on inauguration day

all your base are belong to trump
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Saturday, November 11, 2017

on a saturday night

let's listen to what trump's accusers have to say

the history of russia's involvement in america's race war

st. louis rises up against police violence, media ignores

1 in 4 troops see white nationalism in the ranks

the science of being nice
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Friday, November 10, 2017

every other friday at 5

a year after trump was elected, nothing has changed

disrespecting the china's national anthem punishable by 3 years in jail

gop want to make it harder to pay off your student loans

one way to resist trump's bureaucratic war on birth control

why this old democrat has problems with new democrats

and rip magnum's boss, character actor john hillerman
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Thursday, November 09, 2017

maundy thursday

the gop tax plan will help rich people send their kids to college

4 laws to save capitalism from itself

why some cities are buying trailer parks

the fbi is investigating black activists because of their race 

the devaluation of music
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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

it's only wednesday

obamacare sign ups surge in early days to set new record

transgender candidate beats homophobe who wrote anti-trans bathroom bill in virginia

va hospitals flooded with complaints about care

it's time to stop using inmates as free labor

the drug industry's triumph over the dea (triumph of the pill)
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

tuesday today

smartphones are killing us but who's counting?

uncle sam is not going to smash silicone valley

a stock market panic like 1987 could happen again

what really happens when amazon comes to your town

spending time in nature really does help your mind
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Monday, November 06, 2017

monday killer

fox news employees say their russia coverage was 'an embarrassment

children are dying at alarming rates in foster care

america loves plausible deniability

supreme court errors are easy to find

amazon wants to break the bank 
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Sunday, November 05, 2017

church on sunday

the opioid crisis: corruption, greed and complicit government

is congress about to wreck america's national treasures

reimagining right-to-work

life after the steel mills

hurricane season 2017: what the hell happened?

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Saturday, November 04, 2017

on a saturday

nfl owners asked to turn over phones in kaepernick case

the fraternal order of police must go

mass hysteria may explain 'sonic attacks' in cuba

here's where your billions of tax $$  are going for 'defense'

the price tag system that screws customers at every opportunity
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Friday, November 03, 2017

every friday afternoon

dollar general stores strike gold in rural america

wisc. gov. walker moves to punish students who protest right-wing speech

once nation, in sickness and in health

when wall street owns main street - literally

truth and lies in the trump era
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Thursday, November 02, 2017

like a summer thursday

liberal reporter brutally arrested while covering goper ed gillespie

senior citizens pushing pills are the new face of drug dealing

cops: how one bad apple spoils the whole bunch

waiting periods for hand guns save lives

beware the smartphone dystopia
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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

dia de los muertos

driver who killed 8 in nyc originally from uzbekistan

trump's attacks on women's health

america is falling out of love with silicon valley

do you really want to impeach trump? think about president pence

over 1 million americans signed the impeach trump petition

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

they did the monster mash

13 spooky science stories

did archeologists find the grave of santa claus?

people in rich countries are dying of loneliness

vampire bats may soon swarm to the united states

the evolution of slenderman - an internet horror story

and rip native american activist, founder of the aim - the american indan movement - dennis banks
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Monday, October 30, 2017

monday is queer

trump is coming for your birth control

women shouldn't have the vote, sez neo-nazi richard spencer

why the 25th amendment won't save us

feminism, not hugh hefner, liberated women

if kim jong-un suddenly dies, don't ask me
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

broken sunday

armageddon by accident

the awful way christian homeschooling covers racism

more employees are getting pay cards instead of paychecks

how we learned not to care about america's wars

seattle goes strawless
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

nobody's sad on a saturday night

trump's $6 b give-away  to foreign investors

cold war radiation in the us is widespread

the growing use of mandatory arbitration

a short history of neo-liberal deregulation in the usa

does the western left have an african problem?

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Friday, October 27, 2017

dress on friday

local officials say troops were set up in niger

bound to pay: ankle monitors for undocumented immigrants

study finds congress members without draft-age sons more hawkish

white nationalists resort to tiny flash mobs

plastic-eating caterpillars may save the planet  
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

last thursday

organizers behind armed houston white supremacist protest revealed as russian

hotels rake in record fees and travelers foot the bill

which politicians should we trust?

nationwide, progressive candidates are leading and winning

the world's most valuable resource is not oil, but data

and rip the boogie woogie rock n roller, legendary fats domino ; also emmy-winner (benson himself) robert guillaume
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

it's already wednesday

 why puerto rico is still suffering a month after hurricane maria

meat-based diets are ruining the planet

the republican attack on feeding the hungry

you are john chait's enemy

how big banks became our masters

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

tuesday the riff

46 attacks in niger area where spec ops were killed

trump election official arrested on child porn charges

rich people are to blame for the anti-vaccination surge

sea creatures fled the japanese tsunami on plastic rafts - all the way to america

the united states of trump
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Monday, October 23, 2017

monday is queer

dnc outs gay, trans members from their roles

work slave camps in america

millenniels spend 3 times more of income on  housing than their grandparents

industry lawsuits try to paint activists as 'illegal racket'

the new tax plan is a 'give away to the rich'

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

blues on sunday

3 white supremacists charged with shooting at protesters after spencer's florida speech

the feds actually expect all street bankers to police themselves

immigrant family warned cops about neighbor's racist obsession before killing

this is what it looks like when the president asks people to snitch on their neighbors

w slams trump w/o mentioning his name 
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