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Sunday, April 23, 2017

sunday train

chart of the day: four drug epidemics

the nile river delta, once the breadbasket of the world, may soon be uninhabitable

prepare for the beginning of the end for the u.s. empire

super-bug sniffing spaniel kept busy at vancouver hospital

my cat poops for science 

and rip happy days' joanie cunningham, actress erin moran
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

you say it's your earth day; it's my earthday too, yeah

greenpeace says coca-cola produced over 1 billion plastic bottles that can't be recycled

the kentucky coal mining museum has switched to solar

abrupt climate change is happening faster than before

massive iceberg just off the coast of canada draws tourists

be sure to march for science on this earth day!

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Friday, April 21, 2017

thank god it's friday

greenland coastal ice passed a climate tipping point 20 years ago

majority of americans oppose trump's defense budget increases

white nationalists now recruiting on college campuses

how to protect yourself from us border digital strip searches

are some wolves being re-domesticated into dogs?
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

c u next thursday

older americans finding they have too much experience to be hired

another article asking us to feel sorry for people making over $500,000 a year

the arctic ocean is becoming more like the atlantic ocean

test scores go up with healthy school lunches

brett ratner hates rotten tomatoes.  coincidentally, rotten tomatoes hated ratner's film, batman v. superman
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

wednesday streak

us elections don't have to be hackable

the gig economy celebrates working yourself to death

when warriors put on a badge

as clocks get more precise, time gets more fuzzy

trump's wall is 30 feet of scary politics for builders
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

tuesday night communion

refugee children in sweden are falling into coma-like states

the risk of a single, 5-day opioid prescription in 1 chart

only 10 years left to save the planet

sears and k-mart may be going out of business

here's how to protect your privacy from your internet provider 
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Monday, April 17, 2017

monday bluey monday

humpback whales are organizing in huge numbers and no one knows why

in coal country, environmental regulations are creating jobs

understanding globalization: not nations, but class

economists: the wrongest profession

man's fragile ego destroyed to find out alexa is a feminist 
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

10 things i hate about commandments

as is our annual easter tradition, here is

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in your easter bonnet

a single bitcoin transaction takes 1000'sX more energy than a credit card swipe

trump should share the blame for hate crimes in the u.s.

now you can live in a remodeled shipping container

almost half of the people prescribed opioids for a month become addicted

here's an algorithm that hides your online browsing history w/random footsteps
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

it always rains on saturday

how the right wing media saved obamacare

why is silicon valley so awful to women?

saudi arabia declares atheists are terrorists in new law

how false narratives about margaret sanger are used to shame black women

robots might deliver your next food order
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Friday, April 14, 2017

sumpter county friday night

westinghouse files for bankruptcy, in a blow to the nuclear power industry

a chorus of violence: the organizing power of male supremacy

argentina approves medicinal use of marijuana

study: humans to blame for bulk of arctic sea ice loss

why you should worry that your browser history is for sale
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

but then, a week ago last thursday

the connection between prescription painkillers and the economy

lessons from the fake news pandemic of 1942

trump voters were motivated by racism, not economics

the problem isn't rep. steve king - it's the number of voters that agree with him

google's dangerous identity crisis
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

wednesday rain

white evangelicals believe they face more discrimination than muslims

kids today are way less scary than they used to be

the democratic party doesn't get why it's so unpopular

trump's dictator chic

why authoritarians attack the arts

and rip j. geils of the j. geils band, and  dave's mom, dorothy letterman 
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

tuesday night at the pub

what happens if you're too poor to pay bail?

killing science and culture doesn't make a nation stronger 

top trump strategist quits, writes open letter about how terrible he is

are we standing on the precipice of a dystopian world?

the mysteries of marijuana that science is still trying to solve
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Monday, April 10, 2017

monday blues

bald eagles threatened by lead poisoning

superbugs rapidly spreading in children

is it better to be poor in bangladesh or the mississippi delta?

comparing right wing domestic terrorism to islamic terrorism

the gop has declared war on democracy

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Sunday, April 09, 2017

sunday sunrise

resisting trump is not enough

gop's gerrymandering could end up helping democrats

america's founding fathers were against school choice

4chan: the skeleton key to the rise of trump

the long, lucrative right-wing grift is blowing up in the world's face
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Saturday, April 08, 2017

is it saturday yet?

let's give the cia the credit it deserves (sarcasm)

undocumented husband of trump supporter deported to mexico

inside alabama's auto boom: cheap wages, little training and crushed limbs

here's the latest argument for why pluto should be a planet

 robots destroy jobs

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Friday, April 07, 2017

stupid friday

drugs are cheap, why do we let the government make them expensive?

sound waves boost older peoples' sleep, memory

scott walker's plan to kill nature magazine spurs backlash

why astronauts burn their underwear

neanderthals used aspirin
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Thursday, April 06, 2017

broken thursday

you're overpaying for  drugs and your pharmacist can't even tell you

mars needs lawyers

learning to love your robot co-workers

that time erroll morris filmed donald trump missing the point

we cvs stopped selling cigarettes, some customers quit smoking
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

wednesday nights

new evidence poor pay the highest taxes and get the least from the social safety net

pence's refusal to be alone with a woman signals a bigger problem

no, liberal resistance, you do not need to worry about "alienating" conservative allies

one significant pipeline incident every day in the united states

why nothing works anymore
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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

tuesday night

the number of trump regretters is growing

trump is the boss from hell

is it time to rethink fact-checking?

wearable fitness devices don't seem to make you fitter

move left, democrats

and rip founder of the influential comedy troupe the groundlings, gary austin
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Monday, April 03, 2017

monday bloody monday

the propaganda and graft of this white house is not normal

aclu finds cops recklessly use swat teams for drug raids, esp. for poc

massive labor strike planned for may 1

the power of ordinary people facing totalitarianism

pot for pets: treating sick animals with cannabis   
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Sunday, April 02, 2017

sunday sunday

why wi-fi kind of sucks

trump is the world's most dangerous cornered animal

death rates from drug overdoses have doubled in 15 years

norwegian news site makes readers prove they read article before they can comment on it

must it always be wartime

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Saturday, April 01, 2017

i've got 5 dollars and it's saturday night

the importance of cash

study: 8 out of 10 patient-advocacy groups have a conflict-of-interest problem

how many foiled terrorist plots are fbi-created?

when factory jobs vanish, men become less desirable partners

8 hours uninterrupted sleep is a relatively new concept 

and rip lgbt icon and leader and creator of the rainbow flag gilbert baker
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Friday, March 31, 2017

she left me on a friday

target ceo: 'seismic shift' in retail

the ignored lessons of the financial crisis

beware of self-censorship

5 new brain disorders that are born out of the digital age

mysteries of elephant sleep are revealed
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

broke thursday

activist sets up gofundme page to buy internet histories of reps who voted to sell yours to corporations

america's monopolies are holding back the economy

study shows political polarization is mainly a right wing phenomenon

un watchdog says 'little or no evidence' mass surveillance works

uber is doomed

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

wednesday night waltz

can the left win? a q and a with zephyr teachout

cat ownership not linked to mental health problems

excessive ceo pay and dumb luck

why facts don't change our mind

james baldwin and the meaning of whiteness 
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

tuesday mourning

more families are struggling with poverty in boston's affluent suburbs

our miserable 21st century

working families are on the front lines of making sure banks don't rip us off

the unbearable whiteness of congress

after 32,000 years, ice age flower blooms to life
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Monday, March 27, 2017

meet the mysterious mercer family

behind the funding for bannon and trump.

a terrifyingly look behind the scenes as to what this wealthy family believes and what they are funding from a podcast from fresh air.
Jane Mayer writes in the New Yorker about Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah, who have poured millions of dollars into Breitbart News, and who pushed to have Bannon run Trump's campaign. 
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monday beats

shell ceo urges switch to renewable energy

globalization is just a contemporary word for financial colonialism

why do so many americans fear muslims?

lethal bird flu returns to china

american love making has fallen 15% since the 90's
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

it's been a whirlwind of environmentally destructive activity from the regime of dear orange one...cheetolini...mango musselini..or what ever you want to call that pathetic excuse of an american currently in the white house. we must #resist. we must educate others. we must not wear ourselves out and become depressed and despondent. our lives depend upon our fighting back. our country depends upon it. perhaps the very world depends upon it.

graphic: how eliminating two epa programs could affect large parts of america. while trump’s proposed cuts may not pass, a significant reduction in the epa’s budget may have wide-ranging effects - wapo
from bad air to birth defects, 5 hidden risks of slashing the epa. fifty former officials of the us environmental protection agency are firing back in a lengthy analysis that details, program by program, what amounts to a starvation diet for the epa. - bloomberg via lacrosse

the plant next door. a louisiana town plagued by pollution shows why cuts to the epa will be measured in illness and death - the intercept

lamar smith, unbound, lays out political strategy at climate doubters’ conference. speaking yesterday to a like-minded crowd of climate change doubters and skeptics, the chairman of the science committee in the u.s. house of representatives acknowledged that the committee is now a tool to advance his political agenda - science  

usda drops plan to test for monsanto weed killer in food. the u.s. department of agriculture has quietly dropped a plan to start testing food for residues of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer and the key ingredient in monsanto co.’s branded Roundup herbicides - huffington post  

trump is not the only one cutting puget sound funding. president trump’s proposed $28 million cut of puget sound restoration funding has provoked an outcry. but gov. jay inslee himself is proposing a $29 million cut to the program- investigate west
the billionaire on a mission to save the planet from trump. tom steyer's organization, nextgen climate, has spent $170 million over the past four years advocating for policies and politicians that help the environment and advance renewable energy - wired

lawmaker wants discrimination protection for climate deniers. despite controlling washington, climate deniers are apparently a persecuted class in america. - mashable
cautionary tale. the ongoing flint, mich., water crisis should serve as both an indictment and a warning: lose a stable and reliable water supply and you lose a city, maybe a region - toledo blade

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sunday sun

the travel industry has lost $175m in revenue since trump won the election

earth's oceans are warming 13% faster than thought

rupert  murdoch is turning fox news into trump tv

5 creepy things your isp could do if congress repeals internet privacy protections

how to protect your library with medieval book curses
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Saturday, March 25, 2017

i'm feeling saturday

resisting trump is not enough

gop's gerrymandering could end up helping democrats

america's founding fathers were against school choice

4chan: the skeleton key to the rise of trump

beware of self-censorship

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