Wed 5.2

57 in whitey gang charged with drug running, kidnapping etc.
The Independent
— The sprawling, 55-count indictment covers nearly three years of alleged illegal activity. An investigation by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies uncovered $376,500 in cash, more than 190 kilograms of methamphetamine, and 31 firearms, according to the indictment.

Clean energy leans toward GOP
— U.S. solar and wind energy companies have donated far more money to Republicans than Democrats in congressional races this election cycle, according to a Reuters analysis of campaign finance data, an unprecedented tilt to the right for an industry long associated with the environmental left.

Make Uh-Merica Grate Again
Cheap-ass US schools hiring foreign teachers now
NY Times
— The latest wave of foreign workers sweeping into American jobs brought Donato Soberano from the Philippines to Arizona two years ago. He had to pay thousands of dollars to a job broker and lived for a time in an apartment with five other Filipino workers. The lure is the pay — 10 times more than what he made doing the same work back home.
— The Pendergast (Arizona) Elementary School District, where Mr. Soberano works, has recruited more than 50 teachers from the Philippines since 2015.

Make Uh-Merica Grate again, part Too
38% of US (the idiots) DON’T believe Trump White House is chaotic
… and … only half of voters think Trump’s done a lousy job hiring “the best people.”
>>> Meanwhile, 6 in 10 US teachers need a moonlight job

Keep spraying that shit on everything, folks
Judge says there’s evidence Monsanto is lying about Roundup
Courthouse News Service

Hawaii may be first state to ban reef-killing sunscreen
turtle— The bill specifically prohibits the sale and distribution of any sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate. Prescription sunscreens with those chemicals are not affected by the ban.
— Years of studies have shown that many chemicals in some of the most common sunscreens have chemicals that damage — and sometimes kill — fragile coral reef systems.

Texas, six other states sue to end immigrant “Dreamer” thing
“Left intact, DACA sets a dangerous precedent by giving the executive branch sweeping authority to ignore the laws enacted by Congress and change our nation’s immigration laws to suit a president’s own policy preferences.”

A little slow on the uptake
Yale finally figures it out, yanks Cosby’s honorary degree

NBC Connecticut

Comcast to give speediest broadband only to TV subscribers
Jeez, Net Neutrality’s only been dead for a few days now. The corpse isn’t even cold.
“Cord cutters are not invited to the [speed increase] party. Only those who bundle Internet with cable television and other services… will see their speeds go up at no extra charge.”
>>> ESPN lost 500,000 subscribers in April
Outkick The Coverage
>>> Even Tom Brady doesn’t have time for the NFL
“There’s so much for us to consume, as we all know,” Brady said. “There’s so much happening… I hate to say it: I don’t follow it like I used to, because, so many other things to follow.”

Boy Scouts go gender-neutral
“We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward. We’re trying to find the right way to say we’re here for both young men and young women.”



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