Thurs. Aug 23

Poll: 70% of Americans support “Medicare for all”
The Hill
— The Reuters–Ipsos survey found 85 percent of Democrats said they support the policy along with 52 percent of Republicans.
— The poll also showed that a majority of Americans supports free college tuition. Forty-one percent of Republicans said they supported the policy, pollsters found, compared with 79 percent of Democrats.

Leaker gets 5 years in federal pen
Atlanta Journal Constitution
— Reality Winner on Thursday received a record-setting prison sentence —five years and three months behind bars — for leaking a top-secret government report about Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
— Winner, 26, harmed national security last year when she mailed a copy of a NSA document to The Intercept, an online publication, prosecutors said. The Intercept published an article based on the report, saying Russian military intelligence sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials and launched a cyberattack against a Florida-based voting software supplier that contracts in eight states.
>>> Reality Winner, the 26 year old who exposed the truth that officials lied about not being warned about Russia, has been sentenced to 5 years in prison. Meanwhile, the man who conspired with Russia to rig the election is still sitting in the Oval Office. >>>
— Amee Vanderpool on Twitter.

Let’s just gun down reporters, shall we?

World’s Largest Shipping Company to Send First Ship Through Melting Arctic

Enquirer’s Chief Dirt Bag cooperating with probe of Trump
Raw Story
[Turns out, Trump only thought he had friends.]

American Media Chairman and CEO David Pecker is cooperating with federal prosecutors investigating Michael Cohen’s payments to women alleging affairs with President Donald Trump.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Pecker has knowledge of what Trump knew and when he knew it and he’s giving that information to the prosecutors.

1 juror kept Manafort from being convicted on all 18 counts

Verizon Incompetence, Greed Leaves Firefighters Throttled During Wildfire
…  throttled the “unlimited” data connection of the Santa Clara County Fire Department as it struggled to battle the Mendocino Complex Fire, one of the largest in California’s history. 

Tired of dirty dishes and “hacker houses,” millennials rewrite rules for living 
Co-living’ offers more affordable rent, a cleaning service and even the occasional happy hour. And no more psycho roommates.

Would you eat “meat” from a lab?
Lotsa people aren’t sold yet
The Conversation
culturedmeatOpinion polls seem to indicate that public attitudes about cultured meat are currently all over the place, depending on who’s asking and who’s being asked. Overlooking the details may spell trouble for its acceptance in the U.S. and internationally.

“We then have very direct evidence – almost caught in the act, so to say – of mixing with each other,” says Svante Pääbo, a geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, who led the research.

Hawaii’s Big Island locks down as hurricane hits
Big Island Now



Leaving out his ridiculous stories about Hollywood PR events (aka “scandals”), sharks, earthquakes, extraterrestrials, we find the following.
A √ means it’s a fairly reported story.


√ (CNBC)  SEARS closing 46 more stores…

 √ (AP) STUDY: Many feel tethered to phones…

Our link redirected from Fox News to BBC

√  Sex robot maker ‘staggered’ by demand across globe…

√ Chicago predatory funeral homes cashing in on relentless crime wave…
 They zero in on people receiving money from the Illinois Crime Victim’s Compensation fund.
The state – along with the federal government – provides eligible victims of violent crime with up to $27,000 in financial assistance for out-of-pocket expenses. The families of murder victims get $7,500 for funeral costs.

√  (Yahoo News/AP) Cancun Travel Warning Issued After Bodies Found in Taxi, Hammock and Bags…

√  (NBC) Trans gubernatorial nominee says she’s getting death threats…


The Welfare Generation? 52.1% of Kids Live in Households Getting Gov’t Assistance…
(Actually this counts households where at least 1 person gets gov’t assistance. Does not mean 52% of American kids get gov’t assistance … by which they include even the school lunch program, so. … way, way overstated by the untrustworthy Conservative News Service)

Pressure mounts on pope for tougher action on abuse scandals…
(No evidence that the pressure is mounting.)

Life expectancy declines in USA…
(Implies only in America, but it’s happening in other wealthy nations)

San Fran ‘Poop Patrollers’ Make $185,000…
(Misleading. They might cost the city that much, but their pay is $71,760 a year, which supposedly swells to $184,678 with mandated benefits. And folks, $36 an hour is not a great wage in San Francisco.) (Source, San Francisco Chronicle)

Major prison strike spreads across USA, Canada as inmates refuse food…
(It’s not major, only 3 locations confirmed.)


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