Corporate-friendly EPA opens the door to … breathe in now … asbestosArchpaper.com
— One of the most dangerous construction-related carcinogens is now legally allowed back into U.S. manufacturing under a new rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On June 1, the EPA authorized a “SNUR” (Significant New Use Rule) which allows new products containing asbestos to be created on a case-by-case basis.
For most US workers, wages have barely budged in decades
… today’s real average wage (that is, the wage after accounting for inflation) has about the same purchasing power it did 40 years ago. And what wage gains there have been have mostly flowed to the highest-paid tier of workers.
National Academy of Sciences paper:
We may be headed for “hothouse earth”
“We note that the Earth has never in its history had a quasi-stable state that is around 2C warmer than the preindustrial and suggest that there is substantial risk that the system, itself, will ‘want’ to continue warming because of all of these other processes—even if we stop emissions,” said study author Katherine Richardson from the University of Copenhagen.
>>> Caribbean states beg US to take climate change seriously
Trump demands the world stop its business with Iran
√ Tune in tomorrow when he says Iranians are “great people” and “best friends” with the US
Woman to prison after selling son, 7, to pedophiles
— A woman who sold her 7-year-old son to pedophiles on the darknet was sentenced to 12-and-a-half years jail by a German court Tuesday.
— Berrin Taha, 48, was sentenced in Freiburg alongside her husband, Christian Lais, 39, the boy’s stepfather. Lais, who had a previous conviction for pedophilia, was sentenced to 12 years in jail.
— The pair were part of a pedophile ring who traded children on the anonymous darknet — part of the internet where identities are hidden and criminal activity such as sharing child abuse images flourishes.
–The judge said Taha had agreed to go along with Lais’ abuse of her son because she feared losing him, and subsequently for financial gain. The pair charged several thousand dollars for each instance of abuse.
— The sessions with the boy were also filmed and posted online.
DRUDGE WITHOUT THE FUDGE
Today Drudge is 81% bullshit.
These headlines are from the day’s Drudge report, hysteria, propaganda, and right-wing bullshit removed. Of 47 stories on this morning’s report, we tagged 38 as utter bullshit. Here are the 9 survivors.