Piers Morgan wants us to “try brexit”.
Hmm. Why don’t we “try” cyanide to see if it’s harmful or not, I wonder?
Could it possibly be that we don’t because it’s a massively bad idea and the likelihood of a good outcome is minimal at best?
“Approximately 7M birds die each year because of lawn-care pesticides. A single golf course in Tampa, Florida uses 178,800 gallons of water per day, enough to meet the daily water needs of more than 2200 Americans.” https://t.co/o1fx8jLMsF
There has been a decline in living standards in 40 of the world’s wealthiest countries in the past 30 years, as the middle class shrinks. Inequality is widening. Here’s how ##SDGsToday can unlock a #MoreEqualWorld: https://t.co/uosv38KnMs
“The US deficit is projected to surpass $1tn in 2019, the largest it’s been outside of the four-year period following the Great Recession.”
The storm is coming. https://t.co/UEREzVMWXH
Danger lurks as droves of funds flock to the same stocks regardless of cost, Bank of America says https://t.co/aGjjqXKD8L
The Irish Times view on Boris: “Only a dysfunctional political culture could conclude that a showman with such limited ability, such disqualifying flaws and such a meagre track record is the man to lead its government at this dangerous moment.”
To those who say it’s not possible…
“In the 1960s and 70s, Costa Rica had the highest per capita deforestation rate in the world. We have managed not only to stop deforestation but to double forest coverage”
A reminder that, when JFK made the commitment to go to the moon, the top tax rate was 91 percent. When Apollo 11 landed, it was 77 percent.
Now we “can’t afford” to pay for anything.
Kremlin-backed operatives have launched a multi-platform disinformation operation to inflame existent divisions and increase mistrust of democratic institutions: https://t.co/vlXCdN3N1N
Dominion Voting, the 2d largest US voting machine vendor, does most of its programming in Serbia. It’s Sr. VP of operations came from an international gaming company called GTech, a former Paul Manafort client. It’s new systems put votes into QR codes that humans can’t read. 1/
America’s voting machines need upgrades:
👉🏾45 states use equipment that’s no longer manufactured
👉🏾12 states use machines with no paper trail
👉🏾40 states use equipment that’s over 10 years old
It’s actually going to be the Donald Trump Presidential Library & Casino.
He’s going to continue to take his fans’ money for decades beyond the grave.
It may, however, be in Kiev. https://t.co/fBd3uaynvv
EPA scientists say a Dow pesticide harms kids’ brains and nervous systems.
Trump’s EPA said NO to banning it, overruling their own scientists.
But Trump said YES to $1m in Dow inauguration cash.
And YES to appointing ex-Dow staff to UDSA.
It’s business as usual. In the swamp. https://t.co/8Eb1WJYro0
“About two-thirds of the USDA employees declined their reassignments, according to a tally the department released Tuesday.”
DNI Coats created a new head of election security. “Coats also directed the FBI, the CIA and other spy agencies to name a single, senior-executive lead for election security for each agency.” https://t.co/mEbpXLPn7X via @nbcnews
As we barrel toward 2020 and a momentous presidential election, the need to replace antiquated voting equipment has become increasingly urgent. Here’s what needs to be done ahead of the 2020 election. https://t.co/0VJc2KVeel
US cities will be strikingly warmer by 2050.
That could mean stretches of days where it’s so hot, it’ll be dangerous to go outside. Heat waves around the country could last up to a month. https://t.co/69RzAn8RIY
An explosion last month at a Philadelphia refinery could have forced the evacuation of 1.1 million people because of the risk of a hydrofluoric acid cloud. It’s not the only plant that poses a danger. https://t.co/Nxowe3QInq via @HuffPostPol
China is now the world’s largest official creditor https://t.co/WPlSYr3MzX
China built a railroad to nowhere in Kenya. Beijing is withholding the $4.9 billion needed to finish the project.
“Why is it that just 1p of a £2.50 cup of coffee goes to the farmer who cultivated and harvested the coffee beans?”
Interesting piece, ‘Imperialism in a coffee cup’, by John Smith https://t.co/FMkz6lPGfZ
UK gets its own Trump Stump.
Since the radical right said it was okay.
Can we all agree that electing a failed reality TV host and shady real estate developer with 6 bankruptcies, 5 kids from 3 different marriages, 16 charges of sexual assault, and 4,000 plus lawsuits as President was a colossal mistake?
DNI Dan Coats made the appointment amid growing concern about foreign threats to the 2020 election. By @KenDilanianNBC https://t.co/16rck4NNQL
When you hear the story of a woman who has witnessed and experienced unspeakable horrors, who has lost her family to murder, you have the decency to face her and get out of your chair. And if you are the president you should know what she’s talking about.
Another facist President deploys “fake news” to ignore facts that can kill you whether or not you acknowledge them. https://t.co/BJsXAXSHoO
As hot, sticky weather descends on much of the country this weekend, some of the stickiness in Midwestern cities may be due to an unexpected phenomenon: “corn sweat.” https://t.co/3PrX7yoHif
Some US citizens are taking dog insulin because they cannot afford human insulin.
Insulin was discovered in 1921 and the patent was made free.
This should not be happening in the wealthiest country on Earth.
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If I were the DNC, I would be spending a lot of money learning basically everything I could about 2012 Obama voters who didn’t vote in 2016.
US may be a republic but questionable if it’s a democracy.
During the 2016 campaign Trump vowed to get rid of the national debt “over a period of eight years.” https://t.co/b0AOLcF6Y3
@AroundLindy @RJRenna @LindyPatch @lindenhurst https://t.co/7oA1EiI6rm Check out the @NewUrbanism Project for Zoning Code reforms which can benefit #longisland downtown areas.
OK, this is really interesting. Buffalo is a troubled Rust Belt city; Toronto, not far away, is a booming tech and financial center https://t.co/QcTemYTGlQ
Trump’s campaign and the RNC have paid more than $600,000 in legal fees to the law firm that represents Hope Hicks, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. https://t.co/FHyYCMAiva
Two things u can do to help secure our elections: (1) demand that @OversightDems, @HomelandDems, & @RepZoeLofgren subpoena the voting machine vendors to expose their ownership, payments to election officials, & deception; (2) donate to @CoalitionGoodGv. https://t.co/P7daCBicXn 1/