The EPA prepares for its 'counterpunch' after the Supreme Court ruling


The Supreme Court's ruling that curbs the power of the EPA will slow its ability to respond to the climate crisis, but "does not take the EPA out of the game," according to its administrator.

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#foto #photo #mywork #Fliegen #Natur im #Sommer - Ein Blick in die Welt der #Insekten, … die sehr häufige #Mistbiene (Eristalis tenax) ist keine Biene, sondern eine #Schwebfliege und gilt als besonders effektiver Bestäuber von Doldenblüten und Zwiebelgewächsen.
Ich wünsche euch ein schönes Wochenende, ... ja ich muß wieder arbeiten. Aber heute hatte ich frei und war bei Freunden im Garten. Da gab's Blaubeerkuchen mit Sahne und das schöne Model auf der weißen Blüte 😉

Coronavirus FAQ: Can I get COVID outdoors? (With printable poster on how to cut risks)


We've heard for months that chances of catching SARS-CoV-2 outdoors are far less than indoors. Is that still true with highly contagious omicron strains? And if it is, what can you do to stay safe?

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New Zealand Designates Proud Boys a Terrorist Organization

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Very peculiar indeed.

There's some measure of hope that humanity will be able to discover shortcuts in the universe because physics permits shortcuts, and water is a great case in point. So are books, for that matter, when you get out of the restrictions of linear thought. Yes--the dimensional physics of books is a matter of physics. But here's an article about water and its Mpemba Effect.
Whenever Hell does freeze over, it may be all done before you even begin to notice.

Ancient DNA offers clues as to where and when Black Death began : Goats and Soda : NPR

As Sweden's and Finland's NATO bids move forward, the alliance is already eyeing their fighter jets

is Putin's threat against arming Sweden & Finland, too late?

SCOTUS just quietly slashed your Sixth Amendment rights | The Hill

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
Hat tip -> @frater chaos

A final thought for Pride Month 2022.

This is Alan. Alan ended his own life on 7th June 1954. He laced an apple with cyanide and ate a bite from it. He did this because the British government chemically castrated, humiliated and prosecuted him for being gay.

Alan is the reason why a chunk is bitten out of the Apple logo…in honour of Alan Turing.

Ok so what did he do? He invented computer science and using his first designs he decrypted the Enigma code - the machine base encryption that the Nazis and the German military used to communicate secret commands to each other in world war 2 - and hence he both saved millions of lives and brought us into the modern age of computing.

Pride month isn’t just about dancing on floats in gold hot pants or flying a rainbow flag. It’s about remembering that everyone has a right to be happy, love who they want to love, and recognise the outstanding contribution that everyone can make in a society free of fear or prejudice.

Remembering Alan…..

Judge Temporarily Blocks Kentucky’s Near-Total Abortion Ban

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Social Security Is Not Going Broke

And if it was, adding the rich to the social security tax rolls would provide a windfall. Don't let the right wing fool you, it's stable and running a surplus.

"The January 6th hearings have exposed a fundamental truth about authoritarianism: that it ultimately depends on the consent and acquiescence of individuals. The failure of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election wasn’t inevitable. There was nothing ironclad about the U.S. Constitution, courts, legislatures (including Congress), or electoral bodies to prevent Trump from remaining in power if enough people had gone along with his scheme. Instead, it took Republican officials, senior Trump advisors, conservative lawmakers, media personalities, and others — combined with significant grassroots pressure — to prevent an orchestrated subversion of the American people’s freedom to choose their leaders.

"It’s a powerful lesson to remember on this weekend’s July 4th U.S. Independence Day holiday."

Navy report: Multiple errors poisoned Pearl Harbor water

David Brooke

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The NAACP has a terse response to the Supreme Court's ruling on the EPA:
In plain text, it's the following:

Katherine Egland, Chair of the NAACP's Environmental and Climate Justice Committee, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling in West Virginia v. EPA:

"This Supreme Court ruling defies the scientific warnings of global warming and shows a blatant disregard for the stabilization of our climate. In choosing the interest of polluters and industry over the public, this ruling moves away from precedent into politics. It is a mistake for the Court to overrule the regulatory authorities of the EPA. This callous decision threatens human health and the welfare of our environment and climate. BIPOC communities, already disproportionately burdened, will be further adversely impacted."


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