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Sunday, April 19, 2015

sunday's best

workers say the fight for 15 is about more than just raises

14 reasons the congressional gop has declared economic war on americans

who needs a boss?

making the rich and powerful work for everyone
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Saturday, April 18, 2015

saturday rolling around

ted cruz can't be hashtagged away

student debt strikers grow in number and power

the psychology behind environmentalism

scientific journal retracts article on plagiarism because of plagiarism

and rip the director of the original 7 up film, paul almond
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Friday, April 17, 2015

friday at five

the search for the real number of police killings in the u.s.

agents who busted silk road drug ring charged with stealing bitcoins from the arrest

it's against the law to discriminate against atheists in madison, wisconsin

chef ticketed, facing $2,000 fine for feeding the homeless

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

sweet thursday

how the media enables the anti-worker movement

5 myths about bi-polar disorder

black girls face harsher school discipline than white girls

some people may be predisposed to ptsd

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015


tax records you can toss

main street lagging, wall street booming

how to prevent identity theft at tax time

american income, american injustice

and rip soul singer percy sledge
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

no left turn on tuesday

1.3 million people killed in the war on terror

the poor get prison

trying to explain the non-existent jobless recovery

7 common tax myths

and rip novelist (the tin drum) and social commentator günter grass

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Monday, April 13, 2015

monday delay

the vanity of conservatives

superbugs could kill a million chinese a year

the roots of frat boy racism

5 obama successes the republicans have to pretend never happened
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

sunday will never be the same

us weapons have a nasty habit of going awol

1 in 13 african americans are prohibited from voting

being armed and trained did not help these people

why don't animals get schizophrenia?
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Saturday, April 11, 2015

coming out, green

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saturday people

ruins in the argentinian jungle may be those of a secret nazi hide out

the california miracle

but wisconsin shows the biggest drop of the middle class

depression distorts your sense of time

and rip character actor (skippy once did a film with him) geoffrey lewis
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Friday, April 10, 2015

friday afternoon in the universe

san diego pd body cams = fewer complaints, less use of force

us troops, contractors abused columbian girls with impunity

gun ownership and anger issues go hand in hand

whales go through menopause

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Thursday, April 09, 2015

suite thursday

why the 99% keeps losing

rand paul randsplains his positions to savannah guthrie

and mr. paul is good friends with conspiracy it case alex jones

woman held 8 days in mental ward for saying obama follows her on twitter - even though he does
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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

wednesday (the 8 hour song)

prevent another crash, reform wall street

at least 400 doctors kill themselves every year

significant pension cuts looms for retirees

we need a new theory of capitalism

and rip the comedy genius of tv, radio & record albums (and one of skipoy's personal heros) stan freberg
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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

no fear til tuesday

the growing degradation of work

aclu sues for details of tsa's 'behavioral detection' program

un women cancel partnership with uber

the big dick school of patriotism
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Monday, April 06, 2015

monday day

military children more likely to attempt suicide

5 reasons the 2016 election is the most important of our lifetimes

how americans are brainwashed to fear the wrong thing

th earth is halfway to being inhospitable to life
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Sunday, April 05, 2015

easter parade

most people think the wealthy don't pay their fair share in taxes

the right's made-up white supremacist jesus

wind power will be cheaper than fossil fuels within a decade

why the police are so bad at keeping women from getting murdered
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Saturday, April 04, 2015

saturday nite riot

even the rich thinks the middle class is getting screwed

wisconsin republicans want to do away with the weekend

there were more tv news stories about political ads than about political issues

last year it was richard ii; now they think they found cervantes' bones
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Friday, April 03, 2015

friday after next

the melting of antarctica just got worse

4 numbers that prove america is a messed up place

black male deaths by cops surpasses murder rate in chicago

why young people are sick of conservative religion
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Thursday, April 02, 2015

strangers talk to me in colorado springs on a thursday night

conservative think tank refuses to concede the drop in uninsured is due to obamacare

the quiet plan to sell off america's forests

workers' rights must be strengthened nation wide

earth has exceded 4 of the 9 limits for hospitable life
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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

happy 10th blogiversary!!

to  driftglass!!
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wednesday and proud

how civil forfeiture enriches  u.s. law enforcement

the typical black household has 6% of the wealth of white households

political liberals display greater happiness

the top u.s. cities for douchebags

and rip the inventor of the pet rock, gary dahl

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

new york tuesday

melting sea ice will hit the u.s. harder than anywhere else

seaworld twitter campaign backfires terribly

is capitalism destroying our planet?

how business made us christian

and maybe you can find it in your hearts to help out our good friend, jurassicpork

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Monday, March 30, 2015

monday comes too soon

is it time to say goodbye to america's fraternities?

someone at the nypd has been editing wikipedia to make the cops look good

wind could be the main source of electricity by 2050

people on foodstamps make healthier grocery decisions than most of us
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

environmental news stories sunday

for those pesky little stories that don't seem to get their fair share of air time. and for those of us in california, we absolutely need to talk about the environment and the consequences of our drought.

lake cachuma, santa barbara's main water supply source, is at 28% capacity. forget a so-called isis threat to solvang...what are we going to do without water. that is the real threat.

now is not the time to bandy about theories about a pilot with mental illness...now is the time to absolutely have discussions on those lawmakers and lobbyists in washington, d.c. who are suffering from mental illness in refusing to act on scientific facts and reality and driving our world to the environmental brink and risking billions of lives. it's time to call out those in the media who do not question those spewing forth false and delusional statements.

rant over.

california drought: sierra nevada snowpack hits historic low. the abominable snowpack in the sierra nevada reached an unprecedented low this week, dipping below the historic lows in 1977 and 2014 for the driest winter in 65 years of record-keeping - sfchron

preparing for tomorrow’s storms. californians are understandably focused on the state's severe drought, now in its fourth year. But drought is not the only environmental risk the state's residents face. - nytimes

illegal pot farms are literally sucking california salmon streams dry. northern california pot farmers are using up all of the water that normally supports key populations of the region's federally protected salmon and steelhead trout - mother jones

the salton sea: a time-bomb amid california drought. in the fourth year of a historic drought in the western united states, some say the salton sea is an environmental time bomb - afp

president ted cruz’s dystopian america: the scorched hellscape of a climate-denying white house. an energy policy like cruz’s could, to the incredibly uninitiated, indeed be great for the country - but knowing what we do of its consequences, we can only call it what it is: a disaster in the making. - salon

climate change could ruin your dinner. climate change could have an impact so real you can literally taste it. a report from australia suggests increased temperatures due to greenhouse gas emissions could change the way foods taste and make some vegetables, fruits and seafood varieties harder to find - cbs news

beavers are being looked at as little climate change fighting machines. sarah konigsberg is documenting the efforts of six people across the us who are working to bring the big-tailed and bucktoothed beavers back to lakes and rivers across the country. - pri

tuolumne co. launches program to install water tanks to homes. drought conditions are so bad in california that in some places turning on the tap and having nothing come out is becoming more common.- kcra

chile declares forest fires alert. chile has declared a national alert because of wildfires in three national parks and reserves threatening trees, some a thousand years old. firefighters have been fighting the flames for more than a week in the southern region of araucania hit by years of drought - bbc

in a warmer world, researchers say climate change is intensifying california's water crisis. environmental scientists are racing to understand what’s causing this drought and whether global warming is playing a role. nasa, for example, recently warned that in the next century there could be water shortages that last for decades. - kalw

will california's drought affect hydroelectric power? this past winter has produced a record low amount of snow in california, meaning less runoff to power hydroelectric dams. will the state's energy supply suffer? - christian science monitor

it is actually illegal in colorado to collect the rain that falls on your home​. water laws are so strict in colorado that rainwater collection is virtually prohibited. the doctrine is written into the state’s constitution. - wapo

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sunday train

stop calling children's gun deaths 'accidental'

father of the 401(k) says he 'created a monster'

the war on drugs is a racist class war

angie's list cancels $400 million job expansion due to indiana gay discrimination bill

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

saturday nite

secrets of the conservative war on truth

you get paid less because corporate shareholders make more

the states are quietly beginning to expand abortion rights

dallas-fort worth is on track to get full net metering for solar power
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Friday, March 27, 2015

freaky friday

taking the train is better for your health than deiving to work

consent and sympathy

iraqi forces = more war crimes

why unions are the seeds of democracy
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

sloppy thursday blues

the media is stupid

6 myths about welfare recipients debunked

the entrepeneur profiting off the anti-vaxxer movement

donald trump steals famous ronald reagan line; has apparently never heard of google

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

waiting for wednesday

koch brothers proxy openly calls for less democracy

politics is now about worship of money

4 million demand obama protect bees from toxic pesticides

the water california that is now pumping is prehistoric
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

my lonely tuesday

10 disappearing middle class jobs

american exceptionalism and white history

from prison to your dinner table

how to die of dumb
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Monday, March 23, 2015

monday comes around

white christians are no longer the majority in 19 states

trickle down economics: the rich get all the money

counties with kkk activity in the 60's consistantly vote republican thereafter

farming insurance fraud runs rampant in this country

and rip star of plan 9 from outer space, gregory walcott
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

environmental news stories sunday

world water day - #cadrought edition.

santa barbara's main water source, cachuma lake, is at 28% capacity.
do you know where your water comes from and how much is there?

california staring at decline in hydro-power due to drought. california is staring at a massive decline in the hydro-power as the state enters fourth year of drought, claimed as an impact of climate change by many. After the scarcity of water for crops and public use, issues for the hydropower sector will be difficult for the state to manage - uncover california

water restrictions are just a taste of what's to come for california. the $1-billion emergency measures announced thursday by gov. jerry brown and legislative leaders are fine for near-term relief, but fall far short of what's needed to respond to what may well be our own millennium drought. - latte times

california targets wrong water wasters. as the state's water supply plummets to scary levels, officials are going after people who overwater their lawns. that's a good idea. but they're not the worst culprits - east bay express

to fight the drought in california, we need more than just rain. as california faces its fourth consecutive year of drought, officials say heavy rainfall alone will not be enough to restore the groundwater we need. - new america media

drought stricken california only has one year of water left, nasa scientist warns. as california experiences the fourth year of one of the most severe droughts in its history, a senior nasa scientist has warned that the state has about one year of water left - the guardian

overpumping of central valley groundwater creating a crisis, experts say. in a large swath of the san joaquin valley, growers have been sucking more water from its sands and clays than nature or man puts back for going on a century - latte times

state's farmers begin to confront their ominous groundwater shortage. california perpetual problem of groundwater depletion has gotten so dire that people are actually working to solve it.- climate wire

new data on california drought present sobering picture for residents. the snowpack in california is at just 19 percent of the average for early march, a nearly historic low. thousands of farmworkers are out of work, and gov. jerry brown is asking californians to conserve more. - christian science monitor

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sunday train

drone pilots quitting the program

different justice system for the rich and powerful

it wasn't the prison boom that led to the drop in crime

refridgerator caught sending spam

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

saturday nights

10 things you can do now to help the oceans

how new york activists banned fracking

racism is not backed by science

papa john's franchisee ordered to pay workers over $2 million for wage theft
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