Free your Sundays. As well as your Monday and Thursday nights. Free yourself from the craven piss babies who are NFL owners and NFL “leadership” who have caved to the base elements of their fan base and Donald Trump. Nothing says conscience of America quite like a thrice divorced, porn star spanking, man baby who likes to wrap himself in the viscera of patriotism despite his well-documented history of being physically incapable of serving in the military during the Vietnam War.
The entire issue around the anthem protests has been a dog whistle for extreme white wing. Well compensated, majority African American males making a statement about well document injustice at the hands of police is just too much.
Well, this kowtowing to the Fox News and Alex Jones contingent of our society is too much. I am done with the NFL. Forever.
On to the links…
The Efficiency Myth—Along with trickle down economics I would love to forever banish the conservative edict that the private sector is always more efficient than the public sector. It is not true.
EPA Bans CNN, AP from Covering Summit on Chemicals, ‘Forcibly’ Removes Reporter—This is what transparency and “draining the swamp” looks like under Donald Trump. It is a government run with the singular goal of enriching the plutocrats and screwing over anyone else.
Park Service Releases Complete Climate Change Report—Climate change is real. Human beings are the primary driver. It is going to mess up a lot of stuff. Despite what Ryan Zinke and Scott Pruitt want you to believe this is the reality.
Recreation is Redefining the Value of Western Public Lands—The value of the lands of the United States are not just measured in the amount of oil, gas, and minerals that can be extracted. This runs counter to the narrative of clowns like Ryan Zinke, but the facts—oh those pesky facts—show a reality that people do enjoy these lands for the recreational value is available.
This Could Be A Clever Fix For The Biggest Climate Problem—Refrigeration and the energy use it requires is a big problem in any climate change mitigation scenario. To combat climate change we need to reduce the energy needed to cool ourselves and our food.
Northeastern States Band Together, Develop a Unified EV Charge Network—Take a densely populated area, add an EV charging network that uses the same technology across the geographic area, and…BAM!…you have the recipe for increasing the adoption rate of EVs in the Northeastern United States.
A 100% Renewable Grid Isn’t Just Feasible, It’s Already Happening—At first they said that the grid could not handle 5% renewables and then it became 10%. Every year that number has to get revised upward because the grid can handle it.
The Netherlands Announces Ban On Coal, Plans To Close 2 Power Plants By 2024—Every day there is at least some good news.
Lawns Are an Ecological Disaster—If there was one thing that I wish we would do en masse in the United States it would be to rip out the acres and acres of lawn that cover our landscape. This is a landscape that provides little to no visual interest. It provides little to no habitat for wildlife. It is a suck for time, energy, and chemicals. Most people do not actually like mowing the lawn. Remind me again why we have lawns?
Harley-Davidson took its tax cut, closed a factory, and rewarded shareholders—This is what a $1.4 TRILLION tax cut gets you. Harley Davidson may be in a lot of trouble as its core customers begin to age out of pretending to be bad ass biker guys. That has not stopped the company from increasing its dividend and buying back stock. It’s all about maximizing shareholder value and screwing over anyone who gets in the way of profiteering.
How Much Will West Coast Snowfall Decrease In The Next 80 Years?—If you love snow you are screwed: