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(David Bythewood) #283

They truly are our future.

One appellate court judge was impressed enough Tuesday by the case brought by 21 children, some now adults, suing the U.S. government over climate change that he said it may show criminal neglect.


(David Bythewood) #284

Frightening and necessary reading concerning the mechanics of global climate change and polar ice cap melting.

Why Our Intuition About Sea-Level Rise Is Wrong

A geologist explains that climate change is not just about a global average sea rise.


#285

Why Our Intuition About Sea-Level Rise Is Wrong

Fascinating! Plus, it shows you how far the science of climate change has advanced.


(David Bythewood) #286

It is, isn’t it? Taking all these seemingly esoteric pieces, looking at gravity and water dispersal and Roman fish containers, it’s amazing.


(David Bythewood) #287

Trump admin tells U.S. embassies they can’t fly pride flag on flagpoles

The administration is rejecting requests from U.S. embassies to fly the rainbow flag on flagpoles during June, LGBTQ Pride Month, say 3 U.S. diplomats.

Apparently this began in 2018 after embassies flew the rainbow flag in response to the Orlando night club shooting. How petty:


#288

:nauseated_face::nauseated_face::nauseated_face:


(David Bythewood) #289

Please tell me this is real.


#290

It’s from The Hill, so I don’t know. :woman_shrugging:t2:


(David Bythewood) #291

Speaking of…

The golden era of telemarketing — when the Trump Administration turned a blind eye to “no call list” regulations and technology made mass calling much easier- is, thankfully, near the end.

FCC votes to allow phone carriers to block robocalls by default


#292

I think it is real…I got switched to Fox today and someone from Boston was blabbing about how ‘special’ to have Milo in there…to play the Straight element up…despite the fact he is not straight.

Amping up crazy angles as per usual.


(David Bythewood) #293

Misogyny is a gateway to right-wing extremism and white supremacists.

He always hated women. Then he decided to kill them.

Male supremacy is a hatred that experts in extremism warn is becoming more common and more dangerous, providing what amounts to a new feeder network for white supremacy and neo-Nazi groups.

Misogyny is being stoked within hundreds of online chat rooms and forums, echo chambers of grievance that drive some men to cyberbullying and a far smaller number to violence.

Misogyny is a key element of white supremacy, Anti-Defamation League report finds – ‘Misogyny has the potential to act as a gateway into the white supremacist world,’ NGO says.

Does this surprise anybody?


#294

Not a bit. Misogyny is super common, though it’s often subtle, it’s also ever present.


(David Bythewood) #295

Department Of Education Wasted $1 Billion On Failed Charter Schools

A new report issued by the Network for Public Education provides a detailed accounting of how charter schools have scammed the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program (CSP) for up to $1 billion in wasted grant money that went to charters that never opened or opened for only brief periods of time before being shut down for mismanagement, poor performance, lack of enrollment, or fraud. The report also found many of the charters receiving grant awards that managed to stay open fall far short of the grant program’s avowed mission to create “high-quality” schools for disadvantaged students.

https://www.nationalmemo.com/department-of-education-wasted-1-billion-on-failed-charter-schools/


(David Bythewood) #296

Trump called in in CNBC to threaten the Chamber of Commerce in Mafioso fashion fro daring to defy his Mexico tariffs

“I’m a member of the U.S. Chamber. Maybe I’ll have to rethink that…”


(David Bythewood) #297

Solid article showing who Donnie is.

An Oral History of Trump’s Bigotry

His racism and intolerance have always been in evidence; only slowly did he begin to understand how to use them to his advantage.

Well, this is interesting. It looks like one of Donnie’s account management people accidentally posted a link to his account that they weren’t supposed to. It disappeared almost instantly.

EDIT: So I was wrong. He DID mean to post the article… so he could whine about the Fed in a nonsensical, bizarre rant: “This is because the Euro and other currencies are devalued against the dollar, putting the U.S. at a big disadvantage. The Fed Interest rate way to high, added to ridiculous quantitative tightening! They don’t have a clue!”

Can anybody tell me what the hell he’s talking about here?
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FFS, he did it again.


#298

I have no idea what he’s talking about. He sounds like every other MAGA troll who thinks he understands how the economy works. They just link various financial phrases together to sound smart, even though what they’re saying doesn’t make any fucking sense.


(David Bythewood) #299

A sad moment.

New York Times to end ALL political cartoons after a scandal involving a syndicated Netanyahu cartoons.

https://www.chappatte.com/en/the-end-of-political-cartoons-at-the-new-york-times/


#300

gofundme%20wall%20w%20open%20gate

The viral crowdfunding effort to build a wall on the southern border aimed at deterring immigrants from crossing illegally was only recently completed, but on Monday the newly installed wall suffered a major setback — a large gate built into the barrier was ordered open indefinitely by officials.

The controversial half-mile wall constructed along the US–Mexico border near Sunland Park, New Mexico, was erected earlier this month after organizers raised more than $23 million on GoFundMe, the online crowdfunding site. But We Build the Wall organizers failed to obtain the required authorization to build the barrier on federal land, cutting off access to waterways and a public monument.

“This is normally done well in advance of a construction project,” said Lori Kuczmanski, a spokesperson for the International Boundary and Water Commission, the agency that addresses waterway issues between the US and Mexico. "They think they can build now and ask questions later, and that’s not how it works."

Republicans used to stand for upholding the rule of law. Now they stand for violating it.


#301

Jon Stewart supports th 9/11 first responders while Congress will not fund them for the sicknesses they are enduring.


(David Bythewood) #302

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Today is Superman day.

We like to think of Superman as this invincible monolith who exists outside the real world.

But in 1946 Superman beat the KKK and helped change the course of history.

For real.

After human rights activist Stetson Kennedy was declared 4F in WWII, he chose instead to infiltrate the KKK. He delivered information on them to the FBI, police, prosecutors, journalists, and human rights organizations.

He also delivered information on them, including their rituals and code words, to the creators of the hugely popular Superman radio serial, The Adventures of Superman.

At this time, the Klan was on the rise, particularly in the north, gaining power in politics and the police.

In a 14-episode story arc, the Clan of the Fiery Cross, Superman took on the KKK.

The KKK fought back, boycotting the show & its sponsor, Kellogg’s. Kellogg’s stood by the show.

Superman won. And the KKK suffered a massive blow, their secrets revealed, their members cast as sneering, hypocritical, un-American cartoon villains.

The KKK is not gone, sadly, but it was dealt a mortal blow that day. That is what I celebrate on Superman Day.

How one invincible Man of Steel… and one very vulnerable but brave Man of Flesh… took on cowards in robes and masks and stripped them bare for the world to see.