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Peak cynicism has arrived. Tucker Carlson pimps a version of the nanny-state with more police confrontations because he thinks cops should stop children from wearing masks by enforcing child abuse laws. Apparently making a child wear a mask is like punching them in the face or the equivalent of exhibitionism....

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  • April 27, 2021

“Dadirri listens and knows, witnesses, feels, empathizes in the pain under the anger, and, if the anger is accompanied by action, seeks to understand the thoughts and feelings behind the action. Dadirri then seeks to find the source of that pain in knowledge-building for a deepening understanding of the more...

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  • April 23, 2021

The stress test is coming for states like Arizona as water levels likely to dip below 1075 feet in June. The mega-drought in the American west means water restrictions are looming in the next few months. Climate change has arrived in the Colorado basin much as it has in most...

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  • April 21, 2021

“We might (and I stress might) have already reached and passed a point where there is really no turning back for Thwaites, no matter what we as humans do to our climate,” Alastair Graham, the University of South Florida and co-author of the study. New data from under the ice stream...

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  • April 9, 2021

“The universe has been to them.” (Resident Alien) Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what...

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  • March 13, 2021

There’s really only one Ted that’s applicable to an unconfirmed source trying to connect Greta Thunberg with the Unabomber and that’s Ted “Zodiac Killer” Cruz. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has mocked Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) after he criticized President Joe Biden‘s decision to rejoin the Paris climate agreement. “So happy that USA has finally...

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  • March 11, 2021

This is something I have been considering for a long time [10 years or so] and the events of January 6th 2021 are slowly coalescing my thoughts on the subject. Or maybe I’m just slow. An article in the FT written in 2008 The new Russo-Chinese model is authoritarian and...

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  • February 3, 2021

As Climate Crisis returns to the new US administration agenda, negative emissions technologies (NETs) may find their implementation hindered by neoliberal financialization.   An earlier ACM story showed how Steve Keen’s critique of Nordhaus’s use of discounting climate change demonstrates that orthodox economics is incapable of accelerating innovation especially in...

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  • January 31, 2021

J & J’s vaccination  global trial shows it to be 85% effective against developing severe Covid 19 and about 66% effective in preventing the disease altogether. This is somewhat disappointing since these results are well below the 95% effectiveness of the two vaccines already approved in the US. The vaccines...

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  • January 29, 2021

I never thought watching people move their shit out of a house could be so calming. It’s way better than whale song or crackling yule log footage. Get out, you odious fuck toads! Hit the bricks, pricks! Just slip out the back, Jack. Drop off the pee tape, Lee, and...

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  • January 14, 2021

The Trump crazies are now, metaphorically speaking, slitting their own throats as uncontrolled Covid infections rage through their communities. These simpletons have turned their very lives over to an incompetent, impotent, and illegitimate buffoon and his administration along with Fox News and the GOP. NPR’s All Things Considered radio show has...

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  • January 2, 2021

No one is really talking about it but we all or most of us all have mirrors.   This is a real thing.  First of all quit beating yourself up.  One day at a time.   Most of us gain weight during the holidays despite any unusual problems BUT if you add...

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  • December 30, 2020

Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo thinks Donald Trump is a great president. She also seems to think he was robbed of reelection through fraud. In other words, it’s really easy to pull the wool — or pigskin, as the case may be — over Bartiromo’s eyes.  And here’s the latest proof of...

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  • December 23, 2020

Desperation and unhingery on the way to the bunker. “Shoo fly don’t bother me”. x Inside the White House, Trump is lashing out, and everyone is in the blast zone. At this point, if officials aren't in the “use DHS or the military to impound voting machines” camp, the president...

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  • December 22, 2020

This is what happens when you put crazy in the White House. The import of the job doesn’t humble such folks. It makes them barmier than ever. And so you get an unhinged 11th hour death rattle from a blue-pissing mad king. Axios: President Trump, in his final days, is...

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  • December 22, 2020

I recently came across a typical Twitter argument about the CIA promoting modern art as propaganda. The usual distorting tweet-discourse occurred but what remained are somewhat paranoid discussions of whether the CIA supported Modern Art. They really didn’t, as much as they supported US propaganda in general. The argument about CIA and Art evolved...

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  • December 6, 2020

The best ad is one that is based on reality. West Wing star, Richard Schiff, contracted COVID-19 in Canada and saw Medicare For All in action. West Wing star supports Medicare for All in Canada x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. West Wing star Richard Schiff thought he...

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  • November 28, 2020

Trump celebrated a month and 26 days of asshat amateurism left by having a one minute briefing and taking no questions at the White House, but claiming credit for the stock market record even as he had predicted a crash with a Biden victory. x The First Lady (right) at the...

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  • November 24, 2020

Received two e-mails from prominent Democratic politicians helping mobilize Latino voters in Georgia for the upcoming U.S. Senate runoff elections on January 5th. The first one  is from  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D. NY-14): Without Democratic control of the Senate, Mitch McConnell is going to do everything in his power to...

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  • November 22, 2020

Wisconsin is a critical state for both Democrats and Republicans. Biden can win without it, but it is a bellweather, and as Wisconsin goes, much of the Upper Midwest may also go. Trump almost certainly cannot get to 270 without Wisconsin, a state he won by fewer than 23,000 votes...

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  • October 27, 2020

The song written by Sonny Bono and was a hit for Sonny Cher had a song called The Beat Goes on.  The song was released in 1967 but applies to every year it seems. I sat on my porch today thinking, “ This is one crazy year”.   I never say...

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  • October 26, 2020

Candida Auris is an emerging fungal disease that COVID 19 is threatening to force with additional infections because it is common in hospital settings. It is difficult to control the fungus as it primarily infects anything in hospitals, bedding, rails, and including patients' ears and open wounds.  Patients that are on...

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  • October 24, 2020

There is a critical reality beyond the waiting for the “next two weeks” in which Trump has promised multiple times over the four years a plan for health care and a plan to combat COVID-19. The pandemic crisis has given us some real relations from which we can gain some insights...

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  • October 23, 2020

Other than delusions of victory, Trump is trailing and needs to win the debates. Yet Trump, as with his original 2016 plan, remains focused on surviving past inauguration day short of an indictment.  Trump is desperate for a post-election deal that will cover his massive billion-dollar debts which he may cover...

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  • September 29, 2020

“What is Moria? It is where Europe’s ideals—solidarity, human rights, a safe haven for victims of war and violence—dissolve in a tangle of bureaucracy, indifference, and lack of political will. It is the normalization of a humanitarian crisis. It is the moral failure of Europe”. Rachel Donadio Over twelve thousand...

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  • September 9, 2020

“What is Moria? It is where Europe’s ideals—solidarity, human rights, a safe haven for victims of war and violence—dissolve in a tangle of bureaucracy, indifference, and lack of political will. It is the normalization of a humanitarian crisis. It is the moral failure of Europe”. Rachel Donadio Over twelve thousand...

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  • September 9, 2020

“Oh yes Sapiens, you hungry little monkey, it's all about you” comment via Greenland Ice Sheet — Ice Sheet Melting Is Perfectly in Line With Our Worst-Case Scenario, Scientists Warn New research has found that 50-70% of Antarctica's glacier marine extensions are at risk of hydrofracture due to enormous meltwater lakes on the...

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  • September 3, 2020

I can’t really watch the Trump speech tonight considering how much I’ve already been exposed to the same nonsense. I actually am more concerned about Russian amphibious assault exercises in the Baltic and the reinforcement of Gotland island by Sweden (lest you think that’s trivial, there’s a US SpecOps unit...

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  • August 27, 2020

 In a horrific display of the significance of down-ballot elections, the two states that lead the world (not just the nation) in coronavirus cases are both currently under complete Republican control: Arizona and Florida. In both states, the GOP controls both Houses of the state legislature and occupies the governor’s mansion....

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  • August 27, 2020

This is Sunday and I am not only in the middle of Florida, a pandemic, been home for 6 months, live around nuts but lo and behold, Thursday last was a mess.  There was nothing going on that I could do a darn thing about and none of it coming...

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  • August 23, 2020

No, I am NOT being Chuck “Bothsiderist” Todd, but I need to tell you all about the descent into the rabbit hole that the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky has taken.  I’m pulling for Amy McGrath.  I really am.  But I’m not the only one who has noticed the blatant...

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  • August 15, 2020

There’s a major story in the Sunday New York Times about Trump’s hold on evangelical Christians: ‘Christianity Will Have Power’ The headline is a quote from the same speech Trump gave in which he said he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and not lose any votes. The 67-minute speech...

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  • August 10, 2020

Joe Biden has some tough words about Trump today: Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called Trump's actions “half-baked.” “This is no art of the deal,” Biden said in a statement. “This is not presidential leadership. These orders are not real solutions. They are just another cynical ploy designed to...

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  • August 9, 2020

MSM is not covering Trump’s latest nonsense as people get tested before meeting Trump and Governor Mike DeWine tests positive for COVID. Trump is now clearly pinning reelection hopes on a vaccine announcement that will be obviously disinformation. At that moment, a quarter million people will have died, over 100,000 dead directly...

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  • August 6, 2020

That’s an unusual bruise under Trump’s right hand there — he was visiting a golf course on Saturday. Here is a close-up: (Closeup courtesy of Adam Parkhomenko.) And for that matter, why is he (sloppily) carrying a stack of newspapers with what looks to be a document of some kind...

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  • August 3, 2020

Trump’s Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin believes that giving Americans $600/week is overpaying. Here is why he is completely wrong. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin shows he is oblivious to American’s plight Watch the full episode here It is clear that Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s Treasury Secretary does not have a...

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  • August 2, 2020

The land of flaming nitwits. More federal government shakedowns, courtesy of the GOP, complete with payoffs to try to get re-elected. x This may be the single greatest protest chant of all time…Please someone get some audio and play it as part of an on air segment 😂💀🙈 pic.twitter.com/XFr0mmOl0X— Jason...

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  • July 26, 2020
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The New York Times has a great piece out about how Democrats are eager to not only help Joe Biden take out Trump but also want him to expand the electoral map. The goal is to get to 270 electoral votes and here are the current states Biden’s campaign is...

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  • July 12, 2020

I ran across a very long rant on Facebook from Angie. It was not unlike others I have seen that makes clear we must secure our healthcare. After contacting Angie, she agreed to do an interview about the healthcare hiccups she has had to live through. Her voice along with...

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  • July 6, 2020

“We have to be aware that climate change and biodiversity loss are stress factors for ecosystems, for humans, for animals, and for the microbiome. Our research shows that if the different axes of the disease pyramid are destabilized, new infectious diseases can be expected, including for humans.” Dirk Schmeller, Université de...

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  • June 30, 2020
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Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) can (but not will) save the US economy. What with the White House Council of Economic Advisors now reduced to one economist, it’s worth noting that one of their econometric models (Hassett) influenced the prediction that COVID-19 infections in the US would go to zero by...

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  • June 28, 2020

What a frightened bunch, that Fox News audience, so sensitive to racist dog whistles, because the GOP is apparently blameless for racist policies. More frightening is that “this is a moment of strong cross-racial solidarity,” and the reactionary appeals of “All Lives Matter” or “Blue Lives Matter” have little weight. But Carlson...

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  • June 9, 2020

Jared Kushner, wonder boy, prince of darkness, the “jar” part of Jarvanka, is getting some really bad press right now. Not about his many failures and his total unfitness for any of his many portfolios, but because Bunker Boy may finally have had it with him. Vanity Fair just put...

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  • June 8, 2020

Eugene Robinson’s article “The United States is a country to be pitied” should be a wakeup call to many. Many of our peers around the world have held us up to a silent pity for some time. How can the country that professes to be the world's leader set itself on a...

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  • May 22, 2020

The stupid, it burns! A Washington Post reporter has found a correlation between the people protesting shelter-in-place orders and people who refuse to get vaccinated or refuse to vaccinate their children. Trump’s promise of ‘Warp Speed’ fuels anti-vaccine movement in fertile corners of the Web Some of the same online...

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  • May 21, 2020

Trump hasn’t yet reached his personal Vietnam death toll numbers, because bone spurs. The GOP will parse his numbers because somehow Democrats are to blame, what with all the stress of impeachment and all those conspiracy theories. This assumes that we believe all that disinforming gaslight and malarkey incessantly repeated...

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  • May 10, 2020

CNN just posted a story about yet another Trumpertantrum, as the Great Orange Shitgibbet goes increasingly and noisily and totally insane: Trump erupts at campaign manager as reelection stress overflows As he huddled with advisers on Friday evening, President Donald Trump was still fuming over his sliding poll numbers and...

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  • April 29, 2020

COVID-19 is not like the seasonal flu, among other things. The above chart should end all comments about it being “just like the flu”. Remember that 0.6% of the US population has been tested for COVID-19.  And Howard Dean is the first to announce that he’ll not go on MSNBC as...

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  • April 8, 2020

Only in the Trump administration can you have a non-economist like Larry Kudlow give economic advice and an economist dispense medical advice. Then again, having Peter Navarro give Trump advice on China trade was such a winner. Berman: What are your qualifications to weigh in on medicines more than Dr. Fauci?...

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  • April 6, 2020

Strange how yesterday’s presser had Trump repeating “death” quite a number of times, as he parroted a Fox News pundit: “We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem.” Today he is reported to announce that the economy will be back by Easter, in three weeks (Phase Two: Miracle!). Rather...

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  • March 24, 2020
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