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A Dark Cloud With A Silver Lining
The death of an elephant by trophy hunters, or by anyone, for that matter, is never something to be treated lightly. However, this time there was justice:

Shot Elephant Falls on Trophy Hunter, Killing Him | May 22, 2017 - PETA

Stop Sucking Blood From Pregnant Horses to Induce Fertility in Pigs | Force Change Petition

GOP Health Plan Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says | NPR.org

Trump Takes a Big Bite out of his Voters' Food Stamps | Mother Jones
Seven of the 10 states that most rely on SNAP voted for Trump

President Donald Trump unveiled his 2018 budget today, with more than $1 trillion in cuts over the next 10 years
to government programs such as Medicaid, farm subsidies, affordable housing, and other anti-poverty programs.

Trump budget seeks huge cuts to science and medical research, disease prevention
Planned Parenthood would be barred from receiving any HHS funding, according to a fact sheet accompanying the budget release
— a prohibition that would apply not just to Medicaid but to all programs. The fact sheet notes that this move
“follows through on a campaign promise” to block federal dollars from
“certain entities that provide abortions, including Planned Parenthood.”

Trump proposes dramatic changes to federal government, slashing safety net programs that affect up to a fifth of Americans
May 23, 2017 - The Washington Post

Here's What's in the House-Approved Health Care Bill | May 4, 2017 - NPR

Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack

Today Show - May 15, 2014

Scott Pruit hails era of environmental deregulation in speech at coal mine | April 13, 2017 | The Guardian

'Like a slow death': families fear pesiticde poisoning after Trump reverses ban | April 17, 2017 | The Guardian

Syria chemical attack: Doctors, civilians recall children suffocating, dying on streets, sarin gas suspected | April 5, 2017 - Fox News
U.S. launches cruise missile strike on Syria after chemical weapons attack | USAToday

End The War On Wildlife

Republicans Admit Defeat On Health Care Bill: 'Obamacare Is The Law Of The Land' | NPR

A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again | Whitehouse.gov

Toxic stress in war zones is harming development of millions of young children | Feb. 17, 2017 - Theirworld
Syrian Children Under Siege | UNICEF

Indian-Killer Andrew Jackson Deserves Top Spot on List of Worst U.S. Presidents | Indian Country Media Network
Millard Fillmore: The Racist Who Didn’t Like Anyone | Indian Country Media Network
11 Most Racist US Presidents | The Huffington Post

The United States of America

Closed for Remodeling


NO IMMIGRANTS!


"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"


Trump's Doubts and Ignorance on Nuclear Treaty Worry Experts
On a call with the Russian president, Trump reportedly had to ask aides what the New START treaty was. | Mother Jones

Why Does Donald Trump Lash Out at Everybody, Even Judges?
February 9, 2017 - John Cassidy - The New Yorker

The Mind of Donald Trump | by Dan P. McAdams - The Atlantic

Donald Trump Just Lost, Bigly | February 9, 2017 - The Washington Post

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Calls President’s Attacks On Judge ‘Demoralizing’
February 8, 2017 - The Huffington Post

Like Many Americans, A Judge On The Court Weighing Trump’s Refugee Ban Was A Refugee
February 6, 2017 - The Huffington Post
Judge Alex Kozinski’s family fled communism when he was a child.


Acting Attorney General Says Justice Department Won’t Defend Trump’s Ban On Refugees, Travelers | The Huffington Post

Trump Fires Acting Attorney General of the United States | The Huffington Post

The Inevitability of Impeachment | The Huffington Post


Federal Judge Stays Deportations, Blocking Part Of Trump's Immigration Order | January 28, 2017 | NPR


Trump Administration Restricts News from Federal Scientists at USDA, EPA
January 24, 2017 - Scientific American
Federal agencies ordered to restrict their communications | January 24 - The Washington Post
Information lockdown hits Trump's federal agencies | January 24 - Politico

Trump EPA Pick Expresses Doubts about Climate Change, Defends Oil Industry Funding
January 18, 2017 - Scientific American

Energy Department Refuses Trump's Request for Names on Climate Change
"The memo sought a list of all department employees or contractors who have attended any meetings on the social cost of carbon,
a measurement that federal agencies use to weigh the costs and benefits of new energy and environment regulations.
It also asked for all publications written by employees at the department's 17 national laboratories for the past three years."

NASA, NOAA Data Show 2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally | NASA



Donald Trump Just Replaced the White House Climate Website With…This
January 20, 2017 - Mother Jones

The Mind of Donald Trump by Dan P. McAdams | The Atlantic


He swam upstream against an imaginary current in an imaginary sea he called the way things are.

Costco: Stop Selling Disease and Suffering
Petition: Direct Action Everywhere - Video

A recent Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) investigation shows horrifying abuse of pigs
at Hormel’s Farmer John, a major Costco supplier in central California.

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Astronaut Tracy Caldwell-Dyson

He thought if he chose the proper terms to describe what he was thinking of,
he'd have a more correct assessment of their validity,
of what lies behind them.

The terms became mantras of a certain consciousness of reality
that would set him free.

He actually believed it.

He was constricted and fearful of acting incorrectly otherwise.
The illusion of control he felt certain he possessed would abandon him.
And he would therefore be subject to punishment from some corner.

He deserved it and would wait,
blindly creating the circumstances for its arrival.

Panic would threaten to disable him, engulf his spirit,
if he forgot them, these magical words and ideas.

Armed thus with his very own tablet of truths,
he ventured forth into the unknown of day-to-day existence.

Meanwhile, his real self, the one who cared and empathized and belonged
and enjoyed life for its own sake, waited off-stage for his cue.

"I must live according to the truth,"
he would say to himself.

He was the most dangerous man in the world.

STOP BOKNAL, THE SOUTH KOREAN DOG MEAT FESTIVAL

Care2Petitions - July 27, 2016


"Take my love, take my land,
Take me where I cannot stand,
I don't care, I'm still free,
You can't take the sky from me."

Hunting Lease's Photo Gallery of Assholes and Majestic Animals

The Emotional Lives of Animals

Mercy for Animals Slams Tyson over Tortured Chickens | June 1, 2016

MFA's Undercover Investigations

Acting Out
by Andrea Mathews, L.P.C. - Blog - Psychology Today
Manipulation and Identity