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Trump Ducks Central Park 5 Question: 'People On Both Sides Of That' 19.6.2019 Crooks Liars
Donald Trump still refuses to believe that the Central Park Five, a group of 5 young black and brown boys aged 14 to 16 who were charged with the rape of a jogger in New York City in 1989, are innocent. During the trial, he took out a full page ads in numerous New York newspapers calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty specifically to ensure that the Central Park Five could be put to death. He as that convinced of their guilt and invested in seeing these five young boys put to death. He could barely contain his racist views back then: ‘It was horrific then. It’s horrific to hear it now.’ —  @KenBurns is reminding everyone of Donald Trump’s extreme response to the Central Park Five case pic.twitter.com/TREPJGJfhU — NowThis (@nowthisnews) June 10, 2019 In 2013 he tweeted: The Central Park Five documentary was a one sided piece of garbage that didn't explain the.horrific crimes of these young men while in ...
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Volvo teams up with Nvidia to develop self-driving commercial and industrial trucks 18.6.2019 TechCrunch
Volvo and Nvidia announced a new partnership today aimed at developing the next-generation decision-making engine for Volvo Group’s fully autonomous commercial trucks and industrial service vehicles. The partnership will use Nvidia’s Drive artificial intelligence platform, which encompasses processing data from sensors, perception systems, localization, mapping and path prediction and planning. Volvo already has some freight […]
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Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’ 18.6.2019 Raw Story
Right wing “thought leader” Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the “N” word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the “N” word. To be clear, Shapiro denies that’s […]
Replacing plastic: Can bacteria help us break the habit? 17.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Entrepreneurs are eager to find substitutes for plastic that naturally degrade. One option is a "natural" plastic made by microbes and then eaten by them. But the process is still in the early days.
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Asian countries take a stand against the rich world’s plastic waste 17.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When the MV Bavaria cargo ship chugged out of a Philippine port one morning last month carrying 69 containers of rotted Canadian garbage, it didn’t just end a messy diplomatic spat between the two countries.

It also signaled a sea change in the global recycling system.

After years of pressure,...

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Trump Toady Lindsey Graham Trips Over His Own Tongue 14.6.2019 Crooks Liars
Graham said today that he doesn't think Trump said the right thing in his interview yesterday and then he added this: “I hope my Democrat colleagues will be equally offended by the fact that this actually did happen in 2016 where a foreign agent was paid for by a political party to gather opposition research. All those things are wrong,” he said, referring to Christopher Steele and the dossier of salacious but unverified allegations against Trump he contributed to that was paid for by Democrats. “I want to look at all of it. And I want us to come out of the 2016 election with some real bright lines that no party should be hiring foreign agents to look at their opponents. And we shouldn’t be taking meetings,” he said. I hope he's prepared to be a witness: Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said Monday he had told Sen. John McCain to give the FBI the dossier on the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia, a revelation that comes after Trump repeatedly assailed the late Arizona Republican over the ...
Inspectors find deplorable conditions on L.A.’s skid row: Overflowing trash and burrowing rodents 13.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When county health inspectors went out recently to Los Angeles’ skid row, they found overflowing dumpsters, trash-strewn streets and alleys and rodent burrows.

The inspectors also issued scores of violations to businesses that had failed to properly store or remove trash, the Los Angeles County...

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Chicago Police Tortured Victims With Electric Shocks, Burns and Beatings 13.6.2019 Truthout.com
Under Commander Jon Burge, Black men endured torture and violence at the hands of Chicago police.
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Don’t recycle plastic — stop using it instead 13.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Really? A proposed state law that would require a 20% plastic recycling rate by 2024, gradually increasing to 75% by 2030?

It is old news that recycling programs are being canceled and that plastic has little value on the recycle market. The “goal” of getting three-quarters of it...

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Florida Sanitation Workers Rescue Puppy Tossed Into Dumpster 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The two workers say the 6-month-old pit bull mix was likely still inside her crate when she was thrown into the dumpster.
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Trump repeatedly contradicts himself about Mueller’s report 11.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
President Donald Trump started his week by retweeting himself multiple times within the 5 a.m. Eastern Time hour on Monday. Trump’s tweets highlighted the inconsistent narrative that the president has pushed about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. “For two years all the Democrats talked about was the […]
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Trump can’t decide whether Mueller’s report was good or bad 11.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
President Donald Trump started his week by retweeting himself multiple times within the 5 a.m. Eastern Time hour on Monday. Trump’s tweets highlighted the inconsistent narrative that the president has pushed about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. “For two years all the Democrats talked about was the […]
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Homeless people need more restrooms, L.A. politicians agree. But for $339,000 each? 10.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It seems like an obvious fix to the squalor and stench as homelessness surges on Los Angeles streets: more restrooms.

But L.A. has estimated that staffing and operating a mobile bathroom can cost more than $300,000 annually — a price tag that has galled some politicians. During budget talks this...

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Delhi's 'Trash Mountain' Will Soon Dwarf The Taj Mahal 9.6.2019 Crooks Liars
On the outskirts of Delhi, a mountain grows larger; its silhouette looming over the buildings and structures of Ghazipur, India. But this is not a mountain of dirt and stone. It is the Ghazipur landfill, a mountain of refuse for one of the world's most populous nations. And it's now grown so large that it's on track to exceed the nation's most famous monuments . One is a towering monument to love. The other is a towering monument to waste. The mountain of rubbish at the Ghazipur landfill on the outskirts of Delhi is growing so fast that it could be taller than the Taj Mahal within a year, bringing an unwelcome landmark to the Indian capital. Taking up the area of more than 40 football pitches on the edges of a city which the UN says is the world’s most polluted capital, the Ghazipur dump rises by nearly 10 metres (33 feet) a year. According to east Delhi’s superintendent engineer Arun Kumar, it is already more than 65 metres high. At its rate of growth, it will be taller than the 73-metre Taj in Agra in ...
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As homeless crisis worsens in L.A, the county leans on city officials to act 9.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Amid a deepening homelessness crisis, top Los Angeles County officials are grappling with how best to collaborate with City Hall as it struggles to deal with sanitation issues arising from thousands living on the streets.

On Friday, the county’s health officer, Dr. Muntu Davis, sent a letter to...

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Welcome to Garcetti’s L.A.: heaps of trash, hordes of rats and very little leadership 8.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Whewww, what a week.

I could give you a hundred breakdowns of what happened and what it all means, but it comes down to this:

We’re in troubled waters on a ship without a captain, and though there might be a few pretenders on the bridge, nobody trusts them.

We found out on Tuesday that although...

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California has to stop thinking small in the fight against plastic trash 8.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

There’s no doubt that the tiny plastic shampoo and lotion bottles provided to hotel customers are extravagantly wasteful. At most, they contain enough product for a couple of uses before they are tossed. But they represent just a small drop in the ocean-sized environmental disaster of single-use...

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Utah school board members compare themselves to Galileo while trying to block teaching Earth is billions of years old 7.6.2019 Raw Story
Conservative members of Utah’s state school board this week compared themselves to famed astronomer Galileo in their failed efforts to prevent the enactment of new science standards on topics such as evolution, climate change, and even the age of the Earth. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that conservative school board members raised multiple objections to […]
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L.A. is swamped with 311 complaints over homeless camps. But are the cleanups pointless? 7.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
Requests for sweeps of homeless encampments have jumped almost 170% since 2016. That has led to a cycle of cleanups that many now say works for no one in L.A.
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Microplastics have invaded the deep ocean -- and the food chain 6.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Giant gyres of plastic in the ocean grab headlines, but it's the tiny bits of plastic that scare scientists. And they've made their way everywhere, a new study finds -- including in our seafood.
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