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Open Thread: Donald Trump Sworn in as 45th President of the United States

January 20th, 2017

Via: AP: Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for the first time in eight years. […]

‘Liberal Preppers Stock Up On Guns, Food As Trumpocalypse Looms’

January 17th, 2017

Via: Vocativ: Colin Waugh bought a shotgun four weeks before November’s election. An unapologetic liberal, he was no fan of firearms. He had never owned one before. But Waugh, a 31-year-old from Independence, Missouri, couldn’t shake his fears of a Donald Trump presidency — and all of the chaos it could bring. He imagined hate […]

8 Men as Rich as Half the World

January 15th, 2017

Get yourself a side hustle and a podshare. Via: ABC: The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday. Presenting […]

‘Side Hustle’ as a Sign of the Apocalypse

January 14th, 2017

Definitely related: L.A. Coliving: PodShare Via: Medium: “These days, everyone needs a side hustle,” starts the Uber commercial recruiting new drivers. And it’s got bouncy music and the dude is hip and it makes it sound like this is super fun and I’m sitting there thinking: Are they seriously trying to make a “second job” […]

L.A. Coliving: PodShare

January 11th, 2017

This looks like someone turned a Kafkaesque Japanese capsule hotel inside out and dressed it up with some hip millennial bullshit. Are young people sleepwalking into living like upper class bums and thinking that it’s somehow a cool thing? Children, gather around: This is bum living with running water and wi-fi. I have nothing against […]

Monsanto GM Corn MON810 Damaged the Intestines of Rats

January 4th, 2017

Via: GM Watch: Rats fed GM Bt corn MON810 for only 90 days suffered serious damage to the surface mucous membranes of the jejunum (part of the small intestine), according to a new study.[1] The type of corn fed to the rats was MON810: Ajeeb YG, a GM version of Ajeeb, a locally adapted variety […]

The Thousands of U.S. Locales Where Lead Poisoning is Worse Than in Flint

December 21st, 2016

Via: Reuters: A Reuters examination of lead testing results across the country found almost 3,000 areas with poisoning rates far higher than in the tainted Michigan city. Yet many of these lead hotspots are receiving little attention or funding. … Flint is no aberration. In fact, it doesn’t even rank among the most dangerous lead […]

It’s ‘Digital Heroin’: How Screens Turn Kids Into Psychotic Junkies

December 20th, 2016

My sons, aged 9 and 6, get 30 minutes of video (that I’ve approved) per day and then 1.5 hours of gaming on Saturdays and Sundays, assuming all homeschool lessons are completed. As little screen time as this is, I’ve found that they have become obsessed with the stuff they encounter in the small windows […]

AUSTRALIA COULD SCRAP THE $100 NOTE

December 13th, 2016

India. Venezuela. Australia? Via: New Zealand Herald: Australia looks set to follow in the footsteps of Venezuela and India by abolishing the country’s highest-denomination banknote in a bid to crack down on the “black economy”. Speaking to ABC radio on Wednesday, Revenue and Financial Services Minister Kelly O’Dwyer flagged a review of the $100 note […]

Trump Picks Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

December 13th, 2016

Via: BBC: President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, Rex Tillerson, as his choice for US secretary of state. In a statement, Mr Trump praised Mr Tillerson, 64, as among the “most accomplished business leaders and international dealmakers” in the world. Mr Tillerson is said to have a good relationship with […]

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