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Editorial: Cheating in baseball is a problem. L.A.'s City Council doesn't have the solution 23.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The L.A City Council's effort to undo two World Series is a waste, but MLB needs to do more to address the cheating scandal -- including punishing the players.

Malaysia says it won’t be the world’s ‘garbage dump’ as it returns waste to the US and 12 other coutries 20.1.2020 Raw Story
Malaysia has sent back 150 shipping containers of plastic waste to mostly wealthier nations, with the Southeast Asian country saying Monday it would not be the world’s “garbage dump”. The region has been flooded with plastic from more developed economies such as the United States and Britain since 2018, after China — which previously boasted […]
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Malaysia sends back trash, says it won't be the 'rubbish dump of the world' 20.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mostly wealthy countries, including the United States.

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Pope praises fishermen who clean up polluted seas 18.1.2020 Raw Story
Pope Francis on Saturday praised fishermen cleaning up polluted seas by collecting the rubbish caught in their nets and bringing it back to land to dispose of it. Fishermen from San Benedetto del Tronto in Italy, who voluntarily collect around a tonne of litter a week and then sort it to be recycled where possible, […]
Trump’s Space Force Is Worse Than Reagan’s Star Wars 17.1.2020
The U.S. military is creating and filling an imaginary “space gap,” wasting funds while increasing the risk of ...
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Your $14 salad's not as eco-friendly as advertised — but Sweetgreen's trying 15.1.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

Sweetgreen has long said nothing from its stores goes to landfill. On closer inspection, that's more aspiration than guarantee.

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Bolsonaro calls Oscar-nominated Brazil political film ‘rubbish’ 14.1.2020 Raw Story
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday dismissed an Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary about the 2016 impeachment of leftist ex-leader Dilma Rousseff as “rubbish.” The film, which exposes the deep political divisions in Latin America’s biggest democracy, has been shortlisted alongside “American Factory,” “The Cave,” “For Sama” and “Honeyland” for the best documentary prize. “Am I going […]
Trump Thinks He Can Take Credit For Obamacare Now 14.1.2020 Crooks Liars
Mini Mike Bloomberg is spending a lot of money on False Advertising. I was the person who saved Pre-Existing Conditions in your Healthcare, you have it now, while at the same time winning the fight to rid you of the expensive, unfair and very unpopular Individual Mandate..... Fergawdsakes . He is actually telling the cult that he’s responsible for their protection for pre-existing conditions in Obamacare when, in fact, he is, as we speak, trying to overturn the ACA in its entirety, which is the law that provides that protection. I’m sure you all remember what it was like before the ACA. Insurance companies could deny insurance to anyone with a medical condition. If they did decide to insure you, they could charge outlandish premiums making it impossible to buy insurance in any case. That is what will happen if the law is repealed and the Republicans pass some garbage law that tells insurance companies they have to cover pre-existing conditions. They’ll say fine. And then they’ll charge people who have ...
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Proposal to build on landfill next to a Denver school has neighbors worried about what lies beneath 13.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The field north of Place Bridge Academy looks ordinary enough, but neighbors are concerned that breaking the surface will put kids attending the Denver school - and their own health and property values - in danger.
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‘Garbage!’: Fox News Wrecks MSNBC for ‘Airing Iran’s Propaganda’ 13.1.2020 NewsBusters
In a Sunday report about how MSNBC failed in their duty to report facts to their viewers in the midst of Iran’s missile attack on U.S. bases in Iraq last week, Fox News Channel media reporter and host of MediaBuzz, Howard Kurtz unloaded on the liberal cable news outlet for pushing Iran’s state-media propaganda and scaring the families of service ...
How Do You Make Pop Music for the Algorithm Era? Ralph Has An Idea 11.1.2020 Mother Jones
Fuck, Ralph remembers thinking, I’m garbage. Before she was Ralph the pop artist, Raffaela Weyman was a Toronto teenager bombing an audition for a performing arts school. For her tryout, she’d decided to go with what she felt most comfortable with—musical theater—and sang songs from My Fair Lady and Sweeney Todd. Things went badly. “I […]
After Denver’s camping ban was ruled unconstitutional, city employees now are sweeping sites under a different ordinance 10.1.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver's urban camping ban may be on hold, but the city is continuing to clean up homeless encampments.
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Humanity Can’t Recycle Its Way Out of Consumption Problems 5.1.2020
The documentary "The Story of Plastic" points the finger at the fossil fuel industry for our plastic pollution ...
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Eelpout Festival canceled over rising costs, garbage 3.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As the festival has grown, so too, has the amount of trash left behind on the ice. In a cancellation announcement on the festival’s website, planners said they couldn’t agree on a solution with Cass County — not one they could afford, anyway.
Opinion: In life's winter, it's easier to be astounded by the spring 31.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

We older people should get more credit for our decorum, especially considering all we have lost and are losing.

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Hong Kong's police were once revered. Now an ex-cop says they're a blunt tool of Chinese control 28.12.2019 LA Times: Nation

Trust in the Police Force has deteriorated after months of protests. A former cop says he sees increasingly sees the agency as a tool of oppression.

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Greenest way to get rid of your Christmas tree? It might be the garbage truck 27.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture warns that Christmas trees brought in from outside the state may contain pests harmful to the environment. The agency is urging people not to toss trees or holiday greenery into the woods or compost.
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Editorial: Compostable plastic? Not so much 22.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Feeling good about that compostable cup you bought your juice in? It's very unlikely it is actually getting composted. Sorry

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Party Time! WashPost Reporters Wish Everyone a ‘Merry Impeachmas’ 19.12.2019 NewsBusters
In a late Wednesday night, post-impeachment tweet devoid of all self-awareness, Washington Post congressional reporter Rachael Bade flaunted how she and four other journalists from the paper were celebrating President Trump’s ...
In Which the POTUS Writes a Letter to the Speaker of the House, and It's Completely Bananas 18.12.2019 Little Green Footballs

Trump is going to be impeached, he knows it, and he is not happy about it.

Anyone who pays attention to Trump could write this in their sleep; it’s just the same demented, ugly garbage he keeps obsessively tweeting, on White House stationery.

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