Monthly Archives: October 2019

Cow Farts Thursday

One day in January 2014, police rushed to a farm in Rasdorf, Germany, after flames burst from a barn. They soon discovered that static electricity had caused entrapped methane from the flatulence and manure of 90 dairy cows to explode. … Continue reading

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What the F*ck Wednesday

Despite the yammering by the mainstream media and the neoliberals running the Democratic Party—not to mention Republicans and Fox News—the overwhelming majority of voters support progressive issues on a case-by-case basis, and the majority support the candidates who espouse them. … Continue reading

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Truthout Tuesday

The conservative media-entertainment complex has transformed U.S. politics. It leverages traditional media, the IT “revolution” (and its associated social media), and official communications to provide a torrent of content aimed not to inform but rather to distract. To accomplish this, … Continue reading

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Medicare for All Saturday

At the center of the most passionate infighting of the Democrats’ 2020 presidential contest so far is the much-ballyhooed Medicare for All proposal. Bernie Sanders hails the idea—which would expand the federal government’s health care insurance program for the elderly … Continue reading

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Quantum Thursday

Google said on Wednesday that it had achieved a long-sought breakthrough called “quantum supremacy,” which could allow new kinds of computers to do calculations at speeds that are inconceivable with today’s technology. The Silicon Valley giant’s research lab in Santa … Continue reading

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Lockup Wednesday

A large rectangle of red dirt on the flat expanse of West Texas’ Permian Basin reminds Sadrac Garcia every day of what his family has lost. A few months ago, he could stand on the small porch of his brother … Continue reading

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