Category Archives: A loud howl

4.1 Miles

This documentary, by Daphne Matziaraki, was nominated for a 2017 Academy Award. Here’s more.

And thanks, Leftover, for the link.

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America first. The Netherlands, second?

And thanks, Leftover, for sharing this. I guess the rest of the world sees our new president precisely for what he is.

Did you march? Did you want to?

screen-shot-2017-01-23-at-2-50-34-pmThe organizers of the marches around the world that brought out millions have an action plan that starts now. They’re suggesting ten actions in the first 100 days of Donald J. Trump’s administration.

The first act is above, in the screenshot. The website includes a place where you can, if you don’t already know, learn the names of your senators. If you  marched, don that pussy hat again. If you didn’t, you are still a vital part of this movement.

Swords up!

Ladies? Check your zip code

screen-shot-2017-01-23-at-3-05-01-pmIf the new president and his minions succeed in repealing Obamacare to replace it with…uh…we’ll they’ll have to get back to us on that, but: If they take away contraceptive coverage, they’re going to be angering more than a few of their constituents.

From Kaiser Family Foundation:

For the first time, the ACA set federal preventive services rules, including no-cost contraceptive coverage, for all insurance plans. If the Trump Administration modifies or eliminates the ACA contraceptive coverage rule, scope of coverage will depend on where a woman lives, where she works, and her insurance plan. Millions of women could lose no-cost coverage for the full range of contraceptive methods. Insurance companies and employers will be the ones to make choices about coverage and cost-sharing.  For some women, their choices will be limited, and some of the most effective and costly methods will be out of financial reach.

 

 

So about those conflict-of-interest discussions…

screenshot-2017-01-20-10-32-49Leftover sends this, a comprehensive look at Mr. Trump’s 10 most troubling business deals with foreign power-players.

This cannot stand. And welcome to Washington, Mr. Trump.

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We. Are. The storm.

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Here’s what we know

fullsizerender-2Yesterday, the Trump transition team suggested some $10.5 trillion in budget cuts, including (but not limited to, according to the National Priorities Project):

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Office of Fossil Energy…

…as well as cuts to the Departments of Energy, State, Justice, Transportation, Commerce, and more.

But not to worry, The military budget will see quite a boost.