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  • May 5, 2021

NASA needed to test its Rover programming and terrain around the same time as the trend for movies about street racing and making doughnuts on pavement. Happy science. https://twitter.com/OhOEvie/status/1364008082552934400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Nasa’s $800m Mars Exploration Rovers have accidentally drawn a penis. The twin exploration vehicles Spirit and Opportunity were launched nine years ago,...

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  • February 23, 2021

Jim Acosta of CNN reports that a Trump advisor says that “Trump is F’ed if further criminal proceedings happen after this impeachment trial”. Bad lawyering happened and the GOP knew it. Donald Trump's own lawyer just argued that “tired” and “fed up” voters kicked Trump out of office. x Bruce...

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  • February 9, 2021

A glacial landslide scar, all that remained of a previous piece of ice that had collpased, is believed to have triggered a new landslide that slammed into and triggered part of Nanda Devi glacier to collapse. When the rocky debris slammed into the Himalayan glacier’s much larger remnant, it sent rock and ice down a valley...

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  • February 8, 2021

“In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.” ~ Aristotle It is a fact that the biggest threat to our species is not climate change, though it will likely end much of what we experience today, but rather our war on bio-diversity. Bio-diversity is under attack from...

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  • February 6, 2021

“Trump advisers were privately reckoning with his loss even as the former president and many of his supporters engaged in a conspiracy theory-fueled effort to overturn the election.” The post-mortem, a copy of which was obtained by POLITICO, says the former president suffered from voter perception that he wasn’t honest...

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  • February 2, 2021

Staring at the Andrew Jackson portrait in the Oval Office must have had a stochastic effect. Like Nixon talking to portraits, Trump decided he’d go out with a bang. As his hero, Trump perhaps read about the second inaugural on 4 March 1829. Trump would never hold such an “open house” rather...

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  • January 8, 2021

No more delays and no more excuses. Donald Trump must be removed immediately. https://t.co/YTYlMtCSFD — Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) January 7, 2021 Trump is “a dangerous person who should not continue in office…this is an emergency of the highest order.” — Nancy Pelosi Do you think Vice President Pence and...

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  • January 7, 2021

Edward Abbey memorialized environmental resistance to mindless development in his tome The Monkey Wrench Gang. It essentially endorsed sabotage to thwart degrading of the natural world, for instance, putting sugar in the gas tanks of bulldozers that are about to plow under a nice area. However, advances in surveillance make...

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  • December 19, 2020

Stories do have consequences, and following Trump’s American Carnage, truth will out in the larger American narrative. This James Fallows essay is worth reading, made important by the trial balloon of making Andrew Cuomo the AG nominee. For Biden personally, as president, the best thing he can do for most of...

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  • December 13, 2020

From The Intercept: IF SEN. DAVID PERDUE wins reelection in Georgia’s runoff in January, the Republican Party will almost certainly maintain its Senate majority. Perdue, an outspoken climate denier, urged President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords; voted against a Senate resolution that affirmed that climate change is real and that...

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  • November 14, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Kansas courtesy of the New York Times/Siena College latest poll: President Trump, who won Kansas by more than 20 percentage points four years ago, maintains only a single-digit lead in the state, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll released Thursday, an...

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  • October 22, 2020

floridapolitics.com/… St Pete Polls has released a survey showing Joe Biden is tied in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. The 18th which is an east coast district just north of Ft Lauderdale gave Trump a 9 point margin in 2016 and has a PVI of R +5. Trump only won the state of...

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  • September 20, 2020

Inside Climate News has been doing profiles on the major races this year and how climate change has been an issue in these races. One of the big races they’ve been following is the Iowa U.S. Senate race between U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R. IA) and businesswoman Theresa Greenfield (D....

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  • September 10, 2020

Of course he would: In some of his most candid remarks to date about the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner told a conservative crowd that public health advice and science have been politicized in recent months, causing an erosion of public trust. Gardner, a Yuma Republican, spoke in person to the Steamboat Institute’s...

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  • September 6, 2020

Trump has proclaimed Fisher Sand & Gravel, subsidiary of Fisher Industries,  his favorite contractor for the wall against Mexico.  http://www.cnn.com/…www.enr.com/… Wow, a presidential endorsement!  They must be really special! In fact, I found a whole web page at “Good Jobs First” dedicated to how cool they are. The company has...

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  • August 22, 2020

Devastating and scary news from the Arctic as Greenland has reached the tipping point.  The melting of our northern freezer which allows our civilization to flourish has reached the point of no return, even if we cut our emissions to zero. The tipping point is where snowfall “that replenishes the ice...

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  • August 14, 2020

In his latest screed, Trump made the usual nonsense claims, hoping to gain support from independents who might be afraid of PoC and poor people. Because no one’s heard of the FHA, Trump wants people in McMansions to vote for him, even if his claims about higher home prices is more about...

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  • July 29, 2020

From Stephen Robinson at Wonkette: Former Kansas secretary of State, current Senate candidate, and known loser Kris Kobach has annoyed us all with his relentless, Javert-esque pursuit of imaginary voter fraud. Well, finally, at long last, we've found some for him, and it's right under his stupid nose. Republican Steve Watkins, who represents Kansas's second congressional district, is facing...

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  • July 16, 2020

Here’s some good news today out of Pennsylvania courtesy of Monmouth University’s latest poll: Joe Biden holds a 13 point lead over Donald Trump among all registered voters in Pennsylvania according to the Monmouth (“Mon-muth”) University Poll.  Among likely voters, the Democrat has an edge of 7 to 10 points...

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  • July 15, 2020

Jon Stewart reunited with his former Daily Show colleague and current Late Show host, Stephen Colbert tonight. Of course the big topic of discussion was the 2020 election. While Stewart admitted that Joe Biden was not his first choice in the Democratic primary, Stewart brought up something that I always...

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  • June 25, 2020

A great piece from The New York Times came out yesterday that highlights how Iowa has shaped up to become a competitive state for Democrats to win both the Presidential and U.S. Senate elections this year: A poll published by The Des Moines Register and Mediacom on Monday showed Mr. Trump...

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  • June 21, 2020

This is really bad: Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and her husband, Jeffrey Sprecher, purchased and sold about $1.4 million in stock during the market panic set off by the coronavirus pandemic, the Wall Street Journal reports. Why it matters: Though the couple still lost money, they were able to limit...

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  • April 1, 2020

Today Is World Water Day: Help Sustain Our Work For Clean Water! In solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Donna, Mike H, Janis, Dan, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Water Is Life! Please Sustain Our Organizing ForOur Survival By Making Automatic Monthly Gifts Now   Progressive...

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  • March 22, 2020

“I find it hard to exaggerate the peril, this is the new extinction and we are half way through it. We are in terrible, terrible trouble and the longer we wait to do something about it the worse it is going to get.” Sir David Attenborough Antarctic and Arctic ice...

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  • March 16, 2020

The moment of crisis has come. Sir David Attenborough Adani is a global company based in Ahmedabad, India. Adani and its CEO, Jeyakumar Janakaraj, have their fingerprints over some of the worst environmental extraction sites on the planet. The company builds power plants and operates them with coal and gas....

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  • January 19, 2020

When the history obscene bathroom-stall doodles of this presidency are finally written, they will note that Donald Trump was an impeached president. And you’ll be able to find GOP Congress members’ souls for sale at deep discounts in St. Vinnie’s bargain bins across the country — because having sold them...

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  • December 19, 2019

And what seems clear now is that Greenland is no longer changing in geological time. It is changing in human time. Jon Gertner, Yale Environment 360                                                ...

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  • December 12, 2019

Constitutional law expert Michael Gerhardt, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was blunt in his assessment of the current impeachment proceedings during his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee this morning. And he’s, quite clearly, rightly terrified of what might happen to our country if...

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  • December 4, 2019

In Puerto Rico, the economy depends on tourist dollars. Tourists and locals alike are drawn to the island’s sun-kissed beaches for fun in the sun. But sea-level rise from thermal expansion and the melting of polar ice caps has begun to erode the beaches. The width of beaches is decreasing,...

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  • November 21, 2019

The high Arctic is in serious trouble from the fossil fuel and extraction industries to the degradation of the region’s biomes from climate change. Despite the best efforts of the Trump regime to silence climate scientists, while sabotaging and burying their work, more and more studies are sounding the alarm...

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  • November 15, 2019

elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/… California Secretary of State has published registration figures that show state voters are registering as Republicans at lower and lower rates. Since January 2016, registered Republicans have dropped by four points while Democratic registration has increased by one percent. Total registration is up sharply. Since the last 154-Day Report...

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  • November 12, 2019

photo: The Constitution of the United States (Image from the U.S. Archives) In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Deb, Dan, Bryan, Mike F, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Janis, and Kimberly—your PDA National Team PDA Supports Impeachment InvestigationsUrge Congress To Cosponsor Tlaib Resolution Special Counsel Robert Mueller said, “If we had had...

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  • May 30, 2019

photo: The Constitution of the United States (Image from the U.S. Archives) In solidarity,  Alan Minsky for Deb, Dan, Bryan, Mike F, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Janis, Kimberly, and Mike H—your PDA National Team PDA Overwhelmingly Supports Impeachment InvestigationsUrge Congress To Cosponsor Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s Resolution Last Friday, we launched a...

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  • May 3, 2019

It would be a giant leap to say that the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people on Sunday was caused by the U.S. government shutdown, but there is reason to believe the aircraft’s safety may have been compromised by the impasse Donald Trump forced over funding for his vanity wall....

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  • March 13, 2019

Tomorrow is a big day in Georiga: After an election marred by voting problems, Georgia voters will decide in Tuesday’s runoff who should fix them. One candidate for Georgia secretary of state wants to tackle voter purges, long lines and voting rights. His opponent prefers leaving most elections management to county officials...

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  • December 3, 2018

First, let me deal with #2 (FL Democrats campaigning for GOP candidates), because this one really pisses me off. If anyone wants to know why I beat my head against the wall in this stupid state, it’s because of crap like this: Kathy Lewis (D-FL Senate Dis 20) Democratic state Senate...

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  • October 17, 2018

Some good news today out of Montana courtesy of Gravis Marketing’s latest poll: Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) is leading his Republican opponent Matt Rosendale by 4 points in his Senate reelection bid in Montana, according to a poll released Tuesday. A new Gravis Marketing survey found Tester ahead of Rosendale, 49 to 45 percent,...

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  • September 25, 2018

When it comes to the culpability for the dismal state of American politics and the accelerating erosion of our governing institutions, failure has a thousand fathers. At the top of the list of the usual suspects is Donald Trump, whose presidency of staggering incompetence, unsurpassed corruption, and lying at the...

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  • June 3, 2018

Ethnic Cleansing The mass expulsion or killing of members of one ethnic or religious group in an area by those of another. This is a phrase that is not often used in democracies. Immigrants: Target one subset, Latinos, disparage them as aliens, rapists and criminals Religious purging: Target one religion,...

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  • December 8, 2015

Saturday, I donated a couple hours of my time to Organizing for America, Pres. Obama’s grassroots volunteer movement for his re-election. I’ve been to several of these meetings, where I take photos and blog, at the request of OFA leaders. Identified immediately for skills I can donate, the organization is...

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