What sort of presidential campaign would Seth Moulton run?

What sort of presidential campaign would Seth Moulton run? | Boston.com

Based on what we’ve seen so far? A stragetically challenged, short-sighted, not-through-through, and ultimately unsuccessful one.

Siddown and STFU, Seth.

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Whitaker Admits DOJ Didn’t Track Children Separated From Parents, Gets Asked, ‘Do You Understand the Magnitude of That?’

Watch: Whitaker Admits DOJ Didn’t Track Children Separated From Parents, Gets Asked, ‘Do You Understand the Magnitude of That?’

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Defiant Leaker Amid White House Probe Reveals Trump Still Ticking Off ‘Executive Time’

A defiant leaker has popped up again to reveal the president is still spending about half of his days in unstructured “executive time,” Axios reported.

Axios said last week that the president spent about 60 percent of his time — about 300 hours — in the three months since the midterm elections in “executive time,” according to copies of his leaked personal schedule.

Sources told Axios that the term is a euphemism for the time the president spends hanging out in his residence watching TV, tweeting, making phone calls and holding impromptu meetings.

Defiant Leaker Amid White House Probe Reveals Trump Still Ticking Off ‘Executive Time’ | HuffPost

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Attacking plastic waste and single-use, throwaway culture

The reality is that much of the plastic tossed into bins ends up in landfills, or it gets shipped overseas to countries that lack infrastructure to deal with it properly.

…Plastic was never recycled at a high level, and it’s even worse since 2018, when China closed its doors to imported mixed plastic waste. U.S. recyclers have shifted exports to countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, but those countries lack the capacity to handle the volume we’re sending, which has brought them new environmental problems.

Moreover, despite our willingness to move plastic waste around the world, only about 9% of the plastic ever made has actually been recycled. We just keep making more of the stuff. If your bathtub was overflowing, you wouldn’t immediately reach for a mop — you’d first turn off the tap. That’s what we need to do with single-use plastics.

…It’s not that there isn’t still a role for recycling in efforts to reduce trash. Cans, bottles, paper and cardboard are highly recyclable.

But we need to be more realistic about the kinds of plastic that can be effectively collected, processed and then reused. Single-stream recycling, which co-mingles different materials for collection, is convenient, but it leads to increased contamination and thus lower quality recyclables.

Even with increased investment in sorting, recycling will never be able keep up with all of the new types of plastics on the market or the ever-increasing flow of plastic waste.

Berkeley isn’t just attacking plastic waste, it’s rejecting our entire throwaway culture – Los Angeles Times

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Sonar Can Literally Scare Whales to Death, Study Finds

Between 2002 and 2014, six mass strandings took place in Greece, the Canary Islands and Almería in southeastern Spain, but the dead whales did not appear to be malnourished or sick. However, they displayed “abundant gas bubbles” throughout their veins, blood clots in multiple organs and microscopic hemorrhages “of varying severity” in body tissues.

Beached whales may have experienced “a fight or flight response” that overrode a key diving adaptation: the lowering of heart rate, which reduces oxygen consumption and prevents nitrogen accumulation. The result was hemorrhages and “massive bubble formation in their tissues,” de Quirós explained.

These symptoms of decompression sickness likely afflicted the whales after they were spooked by sonic blasts, according to the study.

Sonar Can Literally Scare Whales to Death, Study Finds

Jeezus…

Rep. Gaetz Tries To Remove Parkland Fathers From Gun Violence Hearing

Pointing at Oliver and Guttenberg, the Florida Republican continued to press for them to be removed from the room. “I’d observe three interruptions of my time by the same individual, and the chair is not exercising his discretion to remove that individual,” Gaetz said.

After the exchange, Guttenberg told NPR what he and Oliver had said to Gaetz in the hearing: “Manny told Gaetz his comments were not true, and I said our loved ones were killed by an American male.”

Later, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., tried to rebut Gaetz’s remarks. Listing off a number of mass shootings, Cohen noted that they were not conducted by immigrants who entered the country illegally.

Matt Gaetz Tries To Remove Parkland Fathers From Gun Violence Hearing : NPR

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