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Gender: Female
Hometown: NE New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Serious Snow Country :(
Member since: 2003 before July 6th
Number of posts: 131,916

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Prison Heat

John Oliver explains how the failure to air-condition prisons can cause both physical and mental health issues for incarcerated people, and why the solution is simpler than you might think.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Jun 14, 2021, 02:34 AM (6 replies)

The Daily Show: This Week's Coronavirus Updates - Week of 6/7/2021

Vaccine incentives now include guns, scientists look deeper into Covid’s true origins, and Americans don’t know how to re-enter society. Here are this week’s coronavirus updates.

00:00 - U.S. Misses Vaccine Goal, Incentives Get Wilder & Florida Bans Cruise Vaxx Checks
08:01 - Corona’s True Origins
10:47 - No One Knows How To Behave In Public Anymore

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Jun 14, 2021, 01:00 AM (0 replies)

How radical gardeners took back New York City - Vox

Seed bombs, the "tree lady of Brooklyn," and the roots of urban gardening.

New York City looked a lot different in the 1960s and 1970s. A sharp economic decline and white flight meant there was mass disinvestment and urban decay, particularly in the city’s lower-income neighborhoods. It’s what Hattie Carthan and Liz Christy noticed in their communities when they each set out to revive their neighborhoods by making them greener. Ultimately, their radical acts of gardening would transform the landscape across New York City.

Learn more about the Hattie Carthan Community Garden and Farmer’s Market: https://www.hattiecarthancommunitymarket.com/

Learn more about the Liz Christy Garden: http://lizchristygarden.us/

Learn more about Karen Washington’s work: https://www.karenthefarmer.com/

Check out the Green Guerillas’ ongoing work: https://www.greenguerillas.org

Learn more about the casita gardens across New York: https://ny.curbed.com/2015/10/1/9915402/inside-the-casitas-of-the-south-bronxs-community-gardens
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Jun 14, 2021, 12:35 AM (12 replies)

Israel swears in new coalition ending 12-year rule of P.M. Netanyahu - NewsNation Now

Israel swears in new coalition ending 12-year rule of P.M. Netanyahu.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Jun 14, 2021, 12:02 AM (1 replies)

Al Franken: Norm Ornstein & Tom Mann - Who Called the GOP a Sham Years Ago! (June 13, 2021)

In 2012 Ornstein & Mann wrote It’s Even Worse Than It Looks. And, man, were they right!

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Jun 13, 2021, 11:10 PM (0 replies)

How Obama's Final Message To Putin Foreshadows Biden's Future - MSNBC

Former President Obama left Russian president Vladimir Putin with this message before the 2016 election: “Don't touch the voting machines. Don’t touch the data. Stay out of the systems”. American Voices host Alicia Menendez speaks with Edward-Isaac Dovere, staff writer for the Atlantic, about how his new book “Battle for the Soul: Inside The Democrats Campaign To Defeat Trump” sheds light on the potential obstacles facing President Biden ahead of his first meeting with Pres. Putin. Aired on 06/13/2021.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Jun 13, 2021, 10:45 PM (0 replies)

Trump's DOJ Spied On...Everyone - MSNBC

First we learned it was members of the media, then members of Congress. New revelations from the New York Times show how Trump’s Department of Justice also obtained metadata records on former White House Special Counsel, Don McGahn. Alicia Menendez and her panel discuss the latest on this fast-evolving story, with former Watergate Special Prosecutor, Jill Wine-Banks noting this might even be worse than what Nixon did during the scandal that ended his presidency. Aired on 06/13/2021.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Jun 13, 2021, 10:30 PM (2 replies)

President Biden Meets With Allies On G-7 Summit Day Two - NBC News

President Joe Biden met with French President Emmanuel Macron and will also visit the queen at Windsor Castle on Sunday. This comes ahead of next week’s high-stakes summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Aired on 06/12/2021.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Jun 13, 2021, 01:14 AM (2 replies)

90% of Utah in extreme drought as governor declares emergency, asks locals to conserve water - CBS

The entire state of Utah is in a drought. The Great Salt Lake is on track to reach its lowest level in modern history and it's only expected to get worse this summer. Farmers are concerned for their livelihood and while experts point to climate change, the state's governor calls for prayer. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Jun 13, 2021, 12:20 AM (15 replies)

The Daily Show: The End of Democracy, Explained

The End of Democracy, Explained

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Jun 13, 2021, 12:00 AM (1 replies)
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