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    Noir Alley

    Noir Alley‏Verified account @NoirAlley 11m11 minutes ago Pull up a seat, grab a drink, and get ready for Fritz Lang's WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS ('56) tonight at Midnight ET on #NoirAlley hosted by @EddieMuller
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    Plastic Pollution crisis...

    Video made for kids aged 5-10 to explain that while plastic things are useful, there is a big downside to plastic - Our environment, especially our oceans and its creatures are being badly harmed by excessive plastic usage and improper trash disposal.
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    Plastic Pollution crisis...

    The world's plastic pollution crisis explained- Much of the planet is swimming in discarded plastic, which is harming animal and possibly human health. Can it be cleaned up? " Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues, as rapidly increasing production of disposable plastic products overwhelms the world’s ability to deal with them. Plastic pollution is most visible in developing Asian and African nations, where garbage collection systems are often inefficient or nonexistent. But the developed world, especially in countries with low recycling rates, also has trouble properly collecting discarded plastics. Plastic trash has become so ubiquitous it has prompted efforts to write a global treaty negotiated by the United Nations. ....... https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/plastic-pollution/
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Trump Seizes On Soggy Paper Straws As Campaign Issue: 'Make Straws Great Again' "........His reelection campaign is selling reusable and recycled straws in its 2020 online store, and Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale blasted the slurping nonsoggy alternative in an email titled "Make Straws Great Again," a play on the president's famed slogan. "I'm so over paper straws, and I'm sure you are too. Much like most liberal ideas, paper straws don't work and they fall apart instantly. That's why we just launched our latest product - Official Trump Straws," .....Many environmental groups have been pushing for alternatives to plastic disposable straws, which gained traction in the wake of a video showing a sea turtle with a plastic straw stuck up its nose. However, the paper alternatives that many restaurants have begun using often quickly become mushy and unusable as the liquid permeates them. There are nonpaper, nonplastic alternatives that are slowly gaining steam, including hay straws, bamboo straws, reusable metal straws or glass straws, or restaurants can encourage patrons not to use straws, as Starbucks has with new lids. This is hardly the first time Trump has tried transform such an issue into a partisan wedge..... and has especially taken glee time and time again in mocking environmental initiatives, such as the Green New Deal. He has also cast doubt on the reality of climate change. And it could also be his way of trying to distract from yet another rough week politically in the wake of his racist attacks on four Democratic freshmen congresswomen of color. ........ https://www.npr.org/2019/07/19/743683131/trump-seizes-on-soggy-paper-straws-as-campaign-issue-make-straws-great-again?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews
  5. How the Plastics Industry is Fighting to Keep Polluting the World- "...... That organization is part of the Plastics Industry Association, a trade group that includes Shell Polymers, LyondellBasell, Exxon Mobil, Chevron Phillips, DowDuPont, and Novolex — all of which profit hugely from the continued production of plastics. And even as A Bag’s Life was encouraging kids to spread the uplifting message of cleaning up plastic waste, its parent organization, the American Progressive Bag Alliance, was backing a state bill that would strip Tennesseans of their ability to address the plastics crisis. The legislation would make it illegal for local governments to ban or restrict bags and other single-use plastic products — one of the few things shown to actually reduce plastic waste. ........ China’s decision in 2017 to stop receiving the vast majority of plastic waste from other countries blew the flimsy lid off our dysfunctional recycling system. .... much of the waste that is dutifully put into recycling bins and bags also gets landfilled and burned because there’s no market for it. ... Without good alternatives, the U.S. is now burning six times the amount of plastic it’s recycling — even though the incineration process releases cancer-causing pollutants into the air and creates toxic ash, which also needs to be disposed of somewhere. And poor people are stuck with the worst consequences of the plastics crisis. .... The confluence of terrible news has taken public outrage over plastic to a new level. Once regarded mostly as an eyesore or a nuisance, plastic waste is now widely understood to be a cause of species extinction, ecological devastation, and human health problems. And because more than 99 percent of plastic is derived from oil, natural gas, and coal — and because its destruction also uses fossil fuels — environmental groups now recognize plastic as a major contributor to climate change ........ https://theintercept.com/2019/07/20/plastics-industry-plastic-recycling/
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    How the Plastics Industry is Fighting to Keep Polluting the World- "...... That organization is part of the Plastics Industry Association, a trade group that includes Shell Polymers, LyondellBasell, Exxon Mobil, Chevron Phillips, DowDuPont, and Novolex — all of which profit hugely from the continued production of plastics. And even as A Bag’s Life was encouraging kids to spread the uplifting message of cleaning up plastic waste, its parent organization, the American Progressive Bag Alliance, was backing a state bill that would strip Tennesseans of their ability to address the plastics crisis. The legislation would make it illegal for local governments to ban or restrict bags and other single-use plastic products — one of the few things shown to actually reduce plastic waste. ........ China’s decision in 2017 to stop receiving the vast majority of plastic waste from other countries blew the flimsy lid off our dysfunctional recycling system. .... much of the waste that is dutifully put into recycling bins and bags also gets landfilled and burned because there’s no market for it. ... Without good alternatives, the U.S. is now burning six times the amount of plastic it’s recycling — even though the incineration process releases cancer-causing pollutants into the air and creates toxic ash, which also needs to be disposed of somewhere. And poor people are stuck with the worst consequences of the plastics crisis. .... The confluence of terrible news has taken public outrage over plastic to a new level. Once regarded mostly as an eyesore or a nuisance, plastic waste is now widely understood to be a cause of species extinction, ecological devastation, and human health problems. And because more than 99 percent of plastic is derived from oil, natural gas, and coal — and because its destruction also uses fossil fuels — environmental groups now recognize plastic as a major contributor to climate change ........ https://theintercept.com/2019/07/20/plastics-industry-plastic-recycling/ Yay!.... let's go back to making 'Plastic Great Again!!'
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    NPR‏Verified account @NPR 5h5 hours ago President Trump's reelection campaign is selling red reusable straws emblazoned with "TRUMP." In an email titled "Make Straws Great Again," campaign manager Brad Parscale wrote: "Now you can finally be free from liberal paper straws." Trump Seizes On Soggy Paper Straws As Campaign Issue: 'Make Straws Great Again' https://www.npr.org/2019/07/19/743683131/trump-seizes-on-soggy-paper-straws-as-campaign-issue-make-straws-great-again?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The Hill‏Verified account @thehill 27m27 minutes ago "Discrimination is not tolerated in Texas." Yesterday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott held a ceremony touting his signing of the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill. http://hill.cm/xtbgwT0
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    Trump & International politics

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel Uses Anniversary of 'Operation Valkyrie' Hitler Assassination Plot to Denounce 'Right-Wing Extremism' ".......Even though the plotters failed and were summarily executed for their efforts, the chancellor said the resistance movement nonetheless helped to forge a new Germany that was otherwise destined to live in the "darkness of National Socialism." "Only by understanding our past can we build a good future," she said, pointing to the current Germany — a constitutional state where "citizens and government are bound by law and democracy." Chancellor said that without the resistance, this Germany might never have come to be. "We can build on the courage of these people today," said Merkel, noting that people still have an obligation to "oppose all tendencies that seek to destroy democracy. This includes right-wing extremism."........ https://www.newsweek.com/german-chancellor-angela-merkel-uses-anniversary-operation-valkyrie-hitler-assassination-plot-1450338?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=NewsweekTwitter&utm_source=Twitter
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    Iran tensions escalate

    U.K. Demands Iran Release Seized Oil Tanker, But Iran Also Wants Its Ship Back from U.K. https://www.newsweek.com/uk-oil-tanker-iran-ship-1450341?utm_campaign=NewsweekTwitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    The Hill‏Verified account @thehill Trump campaign launches Trump-branded plastic straws sold as alternative to "liberal paper straws" that "don't work" http://hill.cm/HHuNuDM ======================================= Ronald Klain‏Verified account @RonaldKlain 40m40 minutes ago Sure he didn't stop outsourcing, deliver his $1 trillion infrastructure program, bring back manufacturing or give us a "big, beautiful" health care plan. INSTEAD HE IS GIVING US STRAWS!!!
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Swedish PM warns Trump rapper ASAP Rocky won't get special treatment Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's comments on Saturday came after the intervention of celebrities including Kanye West and Justin Bieber. Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump Just spoke to @KanyeWest about his friend A$AP Rocky’s incarceration. I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky. So many people would like to see this quickly resolved! 1:01 PM - 19 Jul 2019 ============================ But Lofven said while he would welcome a conversation with Trump, it was not his place to sway the prosecutors or courts. ......."I will explain that the Swedish judicial system is independent," he said of a possible call with the president. "In Sweden, everyone is equal before the law, and this includes visitors from other countries." Prosecutors announced Friday that Rocky will remain in jail while police finish their investigation into a fight in downtown Stockholm... https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/swedish-pm-warns-trump-rapper-asap-rocky-won-t-get-n1031961?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma
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    Puerto Rico unrest

    Puerto Rico’s week of massive protests, explained Two scandals have led to more than a week of protests calling for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation. The protests arose in response to the leak of Telegram app messages in which Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and his inner circle make light of the casualties caused by Hurricane Maria and disparage political opponents using vulgar, homophobic, and sexist language. The text message leak came days after another scandal: The FBI arrested two former top officials in Rosselló’s government as part of a corruption probe over their handling of $15.5 million in contracts........ The incidents have galvanized a public that feels neglected and exploited by political and economic elites, and one that has endured great suffering in the wake of Hurricane Maria in 2017 and a seemingly unresolvable debt crisis. Calls for Rosselló’s resignation were growing following the corruption scandal; they exploded after the group chat scandal. Two cabinet officials have resigned in the wake of the scandals, but so far Rosselló has said that he plans to stay in office. Pressure on the governor is rising, however...... https://www.vox.com/2019/7/20/20701898/puerto-rico-protests-ricardo-rossello-resign-ricky-renuncia-text-scandal
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    Puerto Rico unrest

    Thousands of Puerto Rican protesters have demanded their governor resign amid corruption allegations and a leaked group chat. Now, elected U.S. officials – including 2020 Democratic candidates -- are asking for the same. The Washington Post’s Arelis Hernández calls Alex Witt from San Juan, Puerto Rico to unpack the reasons why protesters are fed up. https://www.msnbc.com/weekends-with-alex-witt/watch/growing-calls-for-puerto-rico-governor-to-resign-over-scandal-64222789707

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