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Trumpism Is Not Just Nutty. It’s Fruity too.

““This is an apple,” the ad begins with a red apple on a white screen. “Some people might try to tell you it’s a banana. They might scream, ‘Banana, banana, banana,’ over and over again. They might put banana in … Continue reading

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Impeaching Trump

“”high crimes and misdemeanors” could be defined as “abuse or violation of some public trust.” This president has clearly already exceeded these standards. Congress has impeached past presidents for far less.” See Impeach Trump: Add Your NameAmen! The “I”-word has been … Continue reading

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Kindling Earth

“From 1991, when the experiment began, the plots subjected to 5C warming lost about 17% of the carbon that had been stored in the top 60cm of the soil, where the greatest concentration of organic matter is to be found. Scientific … Continue reading

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Trump Creates Second-Class Citizens

“The Department of Homeland Security is proposing to expand the files it collects on immigrants, as well as some citizens, by including more online data—most notably search results and social media information—about each individual.” See U.S. to Collect Social Media Data … Continue reading

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OMG! Twitter Wants To Enable Trump Further

“We want every person around the world to easily express themselves on Twitter, so we’re doing something new: we’re going to try out a longer limit, 280 characters, in languages impacted by cramming (which is all except Japanese, Chinese, and … Continue reading

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From Russia With Hate

“The batch of more than 3,000 Russian-bought ads that Facebook is preparing to turn over to Congress shows a deep understanding of social divides in American society, with some ads promoting African American rights groups, including Black Lives Matter, and … Continue reading

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Trump’s ITC Shoots USA In Solar Foot

“The ITC’s decision is disappointing for nearly 9,000 U.S. solar companies and the 260,000 Americans they employ. Foreign-owned companies that brought business failures on themselves are attempting to exploit American trade laws to gain a bailout for their bad investments. Analysts … Continue reading

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On Not Being Stupid

“These hurricanes have not been caused by global warming, but their frequency and intensity have likely been magnified by climate change. Particularly calamitous hurricanes have their names retired, and in the last 20 years there have been about as many … Continue reading

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It’s Not Donald Trump’s Presidency That’s Highly Abnormal. It’s Trump

“After picking just three women to serve on his 23-person Cabinet, President Trump isn’t doing any better with his U.S. Attorney nominees. Of the 42 people he has nominated so far, only one is a woman, BuzzFeed News reported. Ninety-three U.S. … Continue reading

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NATO?

“A top general has told Canadian MPs they cannot count on US support if North Korea launches a nuclear attack on their country.” See US policy is ‘not to defend Canada’ in any N Korea attackISTR that USA and others joined … Continue reading

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Example #9475 Why It’s Stupid To Make A Deal With Trump

“President Trump denies deal has been reached with Democrats over protecting young “Dreamer” undocumented migrants” See Trump denies deal reached over ‘Dreamers’Two Democratic Party leaders dined with Trump last night and came away proclaiming Trump had agreed on a plan to … Continue reading

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Yet Another Defeat Of The Inhumane Trumpists

The state of Texas tried to enforce Trumpist treatment of citizens and others by cities refusing to enforce federal rules about immigration. The cities rebelled at a proposed new law and sued. They won an injunction preventing enforcement tomorrow. The … Continue reading

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