Urgent: Fact-checking the bullshitter
14 October 2018

Everyone: Tell USA Today and other news publishers to stop publishing the bullshitter's lies without fact-checking.

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Khashoggi recordings
14 October 2018

Recordings Prove Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed, Turkish Investigators Claim.

Nauru condemns MSF
14 October 2018

Nauru's tyrannical government condemns Médecins Sans Frontières for the temerity to treat some of the refugees. Never mind that doing so was part of their contract.

UK 'counter-terrorism' law
14 October 2018

Some UK politicians object to the latest proposed "counter-terrorism" law on the basis of freedom of speech.

Excess wild horses
14 October 2018

In areas where there are so many wild horses that they cause harm to the ecosystem, Americans have an inaccountable opposition to killing the excess.

Undocumented seafood workers
14 October 2018

Louisiana's Undocumented Seafood Workers Unite to Fight Workplace Abuses.

Confronting Britain's past
14 October 2018

Corbyn proposes a way to confront slavery and imperialism in Britain's past more deeply than with simple "pride" and "shame".

Facebook's new camera
14 October 2018

Facebook's new "smart camera" offers people the opportunity to completely surrender the privacy of their home to that company. Perhaps it will help others wake up to the danger.

Food deserts
14 October 2018

"Food deserts" are areas in which junk food is the main food available. They promote obesity.

Low-emissions car subsidies
14 October 2018

The Tories have taken another step to increase future fossil fuel consumption in the UK. This time it has cut subsidies for low-emissions cars.

Pushback for Khashoggi disappearance
14 October 2018

Salafi Arabia is receiving some nongovernmental pushback for disappearing Jamal Khashoggi.

Brian Kemp
14 October 2018

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp Is Helping His Gubernatorial Campaign by Putting 53,000 Voter Registrations on Hold. The targets are mainly blacks that are likely to vote for the Democrat, Stacey Abrams.

Death penalty ruling
14 October 2018

Washington State has ruled the death penalty unconstitutional.

This is due to the details of the state's law, so it would not be impossible for the state to reestablish the death penalty. I hope that this can be stopped.

Urgent: Eric Blankenstein
13 October 2018

US citizens: call on the CFPB to fire Eric Blankenstein, whose racist statements disqualify him from his post in charge of stopping financial discrimination.

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Rotten food for prisoners
13 October 2018

A privatized US immigration prison gave prisoners rotten food, and never enough. As well as no medical care.

Hurricane Michael
13 October 2018

Hurricane Michael flattened towns in Florida, and inundated some islands completely.

It would not have done so much damage without human help.

Custody over refugee minors
13 October 2018

State courts may be giving custody over refugee minors to unrelated American families, which could block them from ever being reunited with their families.

Views within British Army
13 October 2018

The British Army is permeated by right-wing extremist views, which follow from its colonial traditions.

Surveillance software lawsuit
13 October 2018

Bahraini Arab Spring Dissidents Sue UK Spyware Maker, saying that it knew the surveillance software would be used to find dissidents so as to repress them.

Apartheid comparison
13 October 2018

A South African elected official compares Israeli apartheid to the apartheid of South Africa.

UK same-sex marriage cake
13 October 2018

The UK Supreme Court ruled, much like the US Supreme Court, that bakers have a right to refuse to make a cake which stated support for same-sex marriage.

I agree with this decision, when it concerns individual bakers or a privately held corporation whose individual owners can validly think of it as theirs. I disagree with their views but I support their right to express those views.

I see no reason to extend a similar right to publicly traded corporations, however. They are not people and not entitled to human rights.

Isn't it easy to write any message you like on a cake, with frosting, after you buy it?

Black babysitter
13 October 2018

The newest form of US racial bias: thugs questioned a black man and two children, suspecting him of babysitting while black.

Political sign in Texas
13 October 2018

Texas thugs seized a political sign showing an elephant with its trunk up a young girl's skirt. They threatened to arrest the owner if she did not take it down.

The sign exaggerated by presenting a child as the victim, but that's a small detail; if it had shown a teenager or an adult woman, it would have been straight on target. In any case, it is lawful political speech, and the thugs were abusing their authority.

Peaceful Resolution in the NFL
13 October 2018

(satire) NFL Urges Pass Rushers To Try Reaching Peaceful Resolution With Quarterbacks Before Resorting To Tackling.

Boston housing prices
13 October 2018

How Boston can mitigate the rise in housing prices caused by large luxury condominiums that rest on land where non-rich people used to live.

Towards war with Iran
13 October 2018

As the bullshitter pushes the US towards war with Iran, the public (guided by the mainstream media) are paying little attention.

Pipeline protester charges
13 October 2018

Pipeline protesters facing felony charges were permitted to present a necessity defense, but the court rejected their expert witnesses.

It appeared they were doomed, and then the judge threw out the charges and declared them not guilty, on grounds of necessity.

Reduction in meat-eating
13 October 2018

Huge Reduction in Meat-Eating "Essential" to Avoid Climate Breakdown.

We Label Fridges to Show Their Environmental Impact — Why Not Food?

Privatizing the Acropolis
13 October 2018

Workers at the Acropolis, and hundreds of other sites and museums in Greece, are going on strike against rumored privatization.

The Euro-banksters are pressuring Greece to sell or privatize everything, even if it is nailed down.

Proposed encryption backdoor law
12 October 2018

The Australian official in charge of supervising various intelligence agencies says that the proposed new compulsion-to-help-them-spy law is dangerous.

Mentally ill prisoners in solitary
12 October 2018

The US has put 4,000 mentally ill prisoners in solitary confinement.

Solitary confinement tends to make people mentally ill even if they were not so before. For those who already are, it is the opposite of treatment.

Climate report
12 October 2018

Majority of Top U.S. Newspapers Failed to Feature Bombshell Climate Report on Homepage.

Parents' income and children's health
12 October 2018

A study in the UK found that rise and fall of parents' incomes correlate with fall and rise in children's mental illness and criminality.

Scientific proof that the income changes cause those behavioral and mental changes would take a lot more experiments, but it is clear that rich countries are making life far too hard for poor people, and that the resulting stress does lasting harm for their children.

Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi
12 October 2018

Various pieces of circumstantial evidence tie Salafi Arabia to the disappearance of dissident Jamal Khashoggi.

However, Turkey seems to have decided to play down the incident.

Awareness of Putin's meddling
12 October 2018

Europe is now aware that Putin tries to cause trouble all across Europe.

Reporters banned from visiting Hong Kong
12 October 2018

China has started banning specific foreign reporters from visiting Hong Kong based on their political leanings.

Second Russian poisoner identified
12 October 2018

The second Russian poisoner has been identified as a military medical doctor that works for Russian military intelligence.

US reaction to DDT
12 October 2018

The US reacted energetically when DDT, useful though it was, was discovered to be a threat to birds. We must do the same for fossil fuels.

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions
12 October 2018

An appeals court ordered the Netherlands government to bring about bigger cuts in greenhouse gas emissions with a 2020 deadline.

Using Sydney Opera House for ads
12 October 2018

A million Australians have signed a petition against using the Sydney Opera House to promote gambling. There were large protests at the opera house itself.

This issue is more important than its immediate practical consequences would imply.

Obama and Kavanaugh
12 October 2018

Obama's Resistance to Investigating the Bush Administration['s torture] Allowed Brett Kavanaugh to Skate Onto the Supreme Court.

Venezuelan opposition politician dead
12 October 2018

A Venezuelan opposition politician was arrested on returning from visiting the UN, and within a few days "jumped" out a window and died.

There is no proof he was pushed; but if he really did voluntarily jump, the thugs must have done or threatened some horrible treatment, which would still make them responsible for his death.

AI drones and censorship
12 October 2018

Software developers are starting to object to working on drone AI projects and censorship projects.

I admire their personal refusal, but the refusal of some engineers and researchers will not by itself put a stop to these projects. What it could do is spark a larger movement that might achieve that goal.

Photographing shark nets
12 October 2018

Queensland is planning to prohibit taking photographs of shark nets, even when whales are caught in them.

Kavanaugh could become deciding vote
12 October 2018

"Kavanaugh could become the deciding vote on an administration official caught lying in public statements can claim that executive privilege shields him from having to testify about those statements."

Right-wing extremist in Brazil
12 October 2018

In Brazil, Only the Grandest of Coalitions Can Now Defeat [the droolingly violent right-wing extremist] Bolsonaro. He may get a mandate for mass murder of the poor.

Destruction of habitat in Australia
12 October 2018

Destruction of Threatened Species Habitat Taking Place on 'Scandalously Huge Scale' [in Australia].

This is the result of government policies chosen intentionally to favor extractivism.

Avoiding 1.5C of global heating
12 October 2018

We can probably avoid 1.5C of global heating, but we need to push hard to reduce emissions in all sections.

The Australian government directly opposes the very idea of trying.

In the US, Republicans are arguing not to bother cutting greenhouse gas emissions because it's too late — global disaster is now inevitable.

That's like saying, "We can't avoid the collision, so don't bother using the brakes."