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Sanford Announces Run

News outlets are reporting that former South Carolina congressman Mark Sanford has announced that he will challenge Donald Trump for the Republican nod in 2020. Sanford’s chances are, of course, pretty much zero. It is almost impossible to successfully mount a primary challenge to a sitting president who has his party’s firm support. And Sanford…

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Samoan PM: Climate Denialists Need Mental Help

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From HuffPost: Samoan Prime Minister: Leaders Who Deny Climate Change Are ‘Utterly Stupid’ “Tuilaepa Sailele suggested that such skeptics should be taken to a mental institution.” Just once, we wish he wouldn’t mince words 🙂 Of course, he is absolutely right.

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Soon: Killer Robots

From the Atlantic: Coming Soon to a Battlefield: Robots That Can Kill, Tomorrow’s wars will be faster, more high-tech, and less human than ever before. Welcome to a new era of machine-driven warfare. All too soon, we are going to face a revolution in military affairs. Increasingly, fighting…and killing…will be done by machines. And they…

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The Green Energy “Gas” Station

It is hard to break the habit of saying “gas station”.  However, in the near future what we now know of as a gas station won’t be selling “gasoline” but will sell hydrogen fuel and help maintain grid electricity.  Hydrogen fuel is a gas so we could still call it a “gas” station if we…

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Lou Dobbs Goes Ballistic

From Huffpost: Lou Dobbs Just Went Full Propaganda On His Show And Trump Is Already Quoting It Choose your words carefully. How often do you use the word “Hate” when you don’t really feel the powerful emotion of true hate. I try to never use that word unless I really mean it. I am a…

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Bernie Bros Didn’t Lose

Fascinating article over on the Jacobin, The Quiet Death of the “White Bernie Bro” Attack by Carl Beijer. In it, Beijer looks at how the media used to consistently insist that Bernie Sanders was un-electable because the “only” people who supported him were young, middle class, white males, a.k.a., the Bernie Bros. But, says Beijer,…

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