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In “60 Minutes” appearance, YouTube’s CEO offers a master class in moral equivalency 2.12.2019 TechCrunch
Susan Wojcicki may be one of the most powerful women in Silicon Valley, but she also holds the unenviable role of being ultimately responsible for a lot of garbage that we, along with our parents, siblings, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and children — not to mention billions of strangers — now consume on YouTube. That garbage, […]
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Letters to the Editor: California might need a ballot initiative to fix recycling 30.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Until recycling centers reopen in California, the state should stop collecting a deposit for each plastic bottle. A ballot initiative should be considered.

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William Ruckelshaus, Who Balked At ‘Saturday Night Massacre,” Dies at 87 29.11.2019 Outside the Beltway
A Justice Department official who had the courage to stand up to the President has died at the age of 87.
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Black students spit upon and pelted with garbage by parents after taking a knee at high school football game 27.11.2019 Raw Story
This Saturday in Detroit, some football players from Denby High School, who also happen to be black, were spat upon, pelted with garbage, and taunted with racial slurs throughout the game, and it all started after the players took a knee during the National Anthem before the game, The Detroit Free Press reports. According to Denby […]
School Counselor Claims Black Kids Were Locked In A Cage And Spit On While Visiting Majority-white School 25.11.2019 Crooks Liars
A man who was said be a counselor at Denby High School in Detroit excoriated officials and parents from another high school after he said that black children were locked in a "cage" and spit on. The incident reportedly occurred when Denby football players visited Walled Lake Central High School in Almont on Saturday. After referees called off the last three minutes of the game due to roughness, additional law enforcement officers were reportedly called to the school to deal with a fight. Denby counselor Bob Burg, who said he was in attendance, recounted the incident on Facebook. "Kids were spit on!" he wrote. "Pelted with garbage and one of our young men was punched in the face by an Almont parent! After we were able to get our kids in a safe area they locked us all in a caged area in the corner of the field, when we just wanted to get the kids safely on our bus." Burg continued: "Almont parents were spitting on our kids! And throwing things! Social media jumped out to bad-mouth our kids because we are a ...
Afghanistan woman breaks ground with Kabul recycling plant 25.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Zuhal Atmar is the first woman in Afghanistan to run a recycling plant, driven by her wish to help the environment and fight climate change.

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Pro-democracy candidates make election gains in statement to Beijing 25.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The city reported that more than 2.9 million people voted, a turnout rate of more than 71%. More people voted in Sunday's local election than any election in Hong Kong to date.
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Pro-democracy parties in Hong Kong have won 278 of the first 344 seats 25.11.2019 Raw Story
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp was headed for a thumping victory in district council elections, local media reported on Monday, a vote widely seen as a referendum on the Beijing-backed government’s handling of months of violent political unrest. Counting was still under way following record turnout in Sunday’s elections, but results so far indicated that candidates […]
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Visiting class counselor condemns majority-white school for locking black kids in a cage and spitting on them 25.11.2019 Raw Story
A man who was said be a counselor at Denby High School in Detroit excoriated officials and parents from another high school after he said that black children were locked in a “cage” and spit on. The incident reportedly occurred when Denby football players faced off against Walled Lake Central High School on Saturday. After […]
Lebanon’s Uprising Remains United Against Political Elite 24.11.2019
Demonstrations in Lebanon have spread to all parts of the country and are targeting the entire political ...
Protests drive record poll turnout in Hong Kong 24.11.2019 Raw Story
Hong Kong’s voters turned out in record numbers Sunday for local council elections that the city’s pro-democracy movement hopes will pile pressure on the Beijing-backed government to heed their demands after months of violent protest. Lengthy queues snaked out of polling stations across the territory in the election for 18 district councils, where high turnout […]
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Editorial: The EPA's new recycling plan is straight out of 1985 24.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The EPA recycling plan for 2020 relies on outdated and failed thinking about waste.

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Devin Nunes blasted as ‘total traitor garbage’ by victim of his ‘illegal’ lawsuits against critics 24.11.2019 Raw Story
The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee was ripped on Saturday for being “garbage” for filing abusive lawsuits against critics. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has been suing critics — going so far as to sue a parody Twitter account written in the voice of a bovine owned by the Fresno lawmaker. Susan Hennessey, the […]
Shepard Smith Blasts ‘Garbage And Lies Masquerading As News’ In First Public Speech Since Leaving Fox News 23.11.2019 Crooks Liars
Shepard Smith re-emerged on the pubic stage last night where he took some veiled shots at Donald Trump and, possibly, Fox News – then pledged $500,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists. According to The New York Times , Smith’s appearance at the event was arranged before he abruptly resigned from Fox News last month. The Times also reported that Fox News was a “main sponsor” of the event, that several of the network’s journalists were in attendance and that Smith made no comments about his time at Fox. But Smith’s allusions to Trump could just as well have been aimed at his Fox News cohorts. From The Washington Post : “Nations are becoming far less tolerant of an independent press,” Smith said. “Sure, journalists continue to be murdered or thrown in prison when they speak out, but governments have learned other, less crude, techniques to censor and stifle our ...
Daily Crunch: Tesla unveils its futuristic Cybertruck 23.11.2019 TechCrunch
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Behold, the Tesla Cybertruck is here Elon Musk has unveiled a vehicle that looks like it was ripped straight out of […]
‘Delete your account traitor’: GOPer Marsha Blackburn slammed for ugly smear of Lt. Col. Vindman 22.11.2019 Raw Story
In a tweet fired off today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) took a jab at one of the witnesses who testified at this week’s hearings in the House impeachment inquiry, and she immediately was on the receiving end of a wave of backlash due to the way she characterized a career military officer. “Vindictive Vindman is […]
WashPost: How Can We Care About The Grammys, When Earth is Dying? 22.11.2019 NewsBusters
Somebody should really check on Chris Richards. Take him out to lunch, or maybe send him one of those singing telegrams. The Washington Post’s pop music critic sounds awfully troubled. This is Grammy nomination week, when garbage music fills the air and music writers become important (relatively), but Richards is wrestling with existential doubts. ...
Shep Smith Trashes Trump as Autocrat Spewing 'Garbage and Lies' at Journalists Dinner 22.11.2019 NewsBusters
Liberal media outlets were thrilled at Shepard Smith's first public remarks since abruptly leaving Fox News last month. Smith hosted a dinner of the Committee to Protect Journalists, and proclaimed he was donating a half million dollars to the group. The New York Times reported he called "for a steadfast defense of independent journalism, while offering a few subtle barbs at President Trump’s treatment of the press." Subtle? Smith implied Trump was an "autocrat" flooding the world with "garbage and ...
Samantha Bee: Stephen Miller Is Garbage And Should Be Fired 22.11.2019 Crooks Liars

We are NOT going to let this story fall into the memory hole. Stephen Miller must go.

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Shep Smith blasts autocrats in first public remarks since leaving Fox News — and donates $500,000 to protect journalists 22.11.2019 Raw Story
On Thursday, for the first time since exiting Fox News, reporter Shepard Smith gave public comments at the International Press Freedom Awards — and used the occasion to blast autocratic leaders who use their power to suppress journalism. “Intimidation and vilification of the press is now a global phenomenon. We don’t have to look far for […]
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