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If this has already been posted, apologies. So important for children and us all.

Pruitt’s EPA Abandoning Duty to Protect Kids From Dangerous Pesticides

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Names please! Since they used our money, we deserve to know.

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I thought this was interesting:

But, I’m still mad at Justice Dems for what they did to David Hildebrand though.

Justice Democrats’ Vetting Process Hinders Progressive Candidates

Speaking of Hildebrand:

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More Than 200,000 Gallons Of Oil Have Spilled Along The Keystone Pipeline

The leak discovered Thursday in South Dakota prompted a shutdown of the pipeline.

TransCanada, the company that operates the pipeline, said in a statement Thursday that about 5,000 barrels of oil had leaked in Marshall County, South Dakota. One barrel holds 42 gallons, meaning the spill involved more than 200,000 gallons of oil.

Brian Walsh, an official with the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, told KSFY that the leak was discovered around 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

TransCanada’s statement here.

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This is quite an article! But a warning-it may make you sad.

It’s about an Iraqi man named Basim who survived being targeted by the U.S. in a missile strike in an apparent error.

But, before that:

When the Americans withdrew in 2011, Basim felt as if almost everyone he knew harbored grievances toward the occupation. That same year, on one of his customary rambles around the internet, Basim came upon a TEDx Talk called “A Radical Experiment in Empathy” by Sam Richards, a sociology professor at Penn State. Richards was asking the audience to imagine that China had invaded the United States, plundered its coal and propped up a kleptocratic government. Then he asked the audience to put themselves in the shoes of “an ordinary Arab Muslim living in the Middle East, particularly in Iraq.” He paced across the stage, scenes from the Iraq conflict playing behind him. “Can you feel their anger, their fear, their rage at what has happened to their country?”

Basim was transfixed. He’d never seen an American talk this way. That night, he wrote an email. “Dear Dr. Richards, my name is Basim Razzo, and I am a citizen of Iraq,” he began. He described how Iraqis had celebrated the overthrow of Hussein but then lost hope as the war progressed. “Radical Islamists grew as a result of this war, and many ideas grew out of this war which we have never seen or heard before,” he said. “I thank you very much for your speech to enlighten the American public about this war.”

The strike on Basim’s house happened on Sept. 20, 2015.

About a year after the strike on Basim’s house, his cousin Hussain Al-Rizzo, a systems-engineering professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, received a visit from an F.B.I. agent. The agent, he said, asked if the deaths of his relatives in an American airstrike made him in his “heart of hearts sympathize with the bad guys.” Hussain, who has lived in the United States since 1987, was stunned by the question. He said no.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/16/magazine/uncounted-civilian-casualties-iraq-airstrikes.html

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