Links for you. Science:
Air pollution may have killed 30,000 people in a single year, study says
In hot water: The Potomac River set a record high temperature of 94 degrees in recent heat wave
How a data detective exposed suspicious medical trials
Fifty years after the Apollo landing, we need to focus on survival of the Earth
NIH finds 20% of workers experience harassment, less than half report it
Throw Away the Box, Hang Your Grid on a Hook, and Embrace the Tom Friedman Future (hilarious)
Flirting With Fascism
‘We’re Full,’ Car Dealers Say as Auto Sales Slow After a Long Boom (this seems important)
Congresswomen to Propose Ban on Facial Recognition in Public Housing
Ilhan Omar, quintessentially American
House prepares to vote on resolution authorizing all Trump-related subpoenas (it’s nearly the end of July. Resistance!)
A national anthem protest ruined his NBA career. Now Abdul-Rauf is being honored by LSU.
Small-town America does have an opioid problem, but not in this Alabama town
Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ Co-Star, Dies at 75
All You Gotta Do
“We” Voted “You” Into Office
Amy Wax’s Mexican problem
Marianne Williamson’s philosophy is a New York phenomenon: Hometown boosters should be warned that it isn’t anything to be particularly proud of.
Pete Buttigieg’s High School Wouldn’t Hire Him Today — Because He’s Gay.
How did Trump end up in front of a presidential seal doctored to include a Russian symbol?
YouTube’s Plan To Rein In Conspiracy Theories Is Failing
Companies struggle to get paid for building first new D.C. homeless family shelter
More trains bring more riders to the Red Line
Commuting without Metro is a struggle for late-night workers
Media Can’t Quit ‘Trump Supporters Support Trump’ Stories
*** In hot water: The Potomac River set a record high temperature of 94 degrees in recent heat wave ***
This weekend I saw some family at a reunion. The subject of climate change came up briefly, and my Southern relatives instantly dismissed it. Liberal Conspiracy! One of them is my age, we went to the same northern University at the same time, and he’s no dummy. He’s simply turned off his brain and defers strictly to Fox News on Every Single Issue. Another cousin with a respectable college education has done the same “turn off the brain” thing, only her go-to fount of wisdom is her Fundamentalist preacher. Anything that person says is God’s Will straight from the Bible! Not that she has ever bothered to read the Bible herself. I’m just a little more pessimistic regarding Climate Change than I was earlier.
*** Marianne Williamson’s philosophy is a New York phenomenon: Hometown boosters should be warned that it isn’t anything to be particularly proud of. ***
Is this person running for President to enhance her “name recognition”? No matter – my conclusion from skimming the piece was that Alyssa Milano is a famous idiot.
*** Throw Away the Box, Hang Your Grid on a Hook, and Embrace the Tom Friedman Future ***
Don’t have any idea about the intelligence level of Friedman, but I do know the man makes a very good living at the Neocon York Times posing as an idiot.
*** Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ Co-Star, Dies at 75 ***
He was the real star of that show. Amazing performance.
In case you haven’t seen this – https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2019/08/02/local-artist-cages-make-way-for-ducklings-statue-to-protest-child-detention-centers