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Sunday News: “Climate-Related Death of Coral Around World Alarms Scientists;” “I’m With Her…I Guess”

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, April 10. Also, check out that fake front page by the Boston Globe, giving an idea of the types of headlines we’d see if Donald Trump were ever elected president. I’d add “wars break out all over world,” “global warming out of control,” and a few others as well.

  • Quizzical

    The Article on lead in Virginia well water had a link to the Virginia Tech water project website here:
    http://www.wellwater.bse.vt.edu/

    Anybody who is drinking well water from an old well should visit that website.

  • Quizzical

    Re the “I’m With Her, I Guess” article, I found it interesting that it raised the point that while Bernie is attacking the too-big banks, many of those banks are located in New York. So New Yorkers might appreciate the problem of job losses caused by another disruption of our banking system.

    On the other hand, if The Glass-Steagall law is re-enacted, that might create more banking jobs, not less. One of the big reasons for bank mergers is to achieve higher profitability by needing fewer employees. So breaking up banks might create jobs, unless the banks decide to move to London or Hong Kong or someplace else. Whether that might happen is anybody’s guess.

    It’s a fair point then that if you go to New York and you have been talking about taking the risk of breaking their rice bowls, that that is an issue that has to be faced directly.

  • http://www.bluevirginia.us/ lowkell

    Video: On SNL, Al Sharpton rates the presidential candidates’ popularity with black voters. (Clinton 7.2, Sanders 6.3, Cruz 2.1, Trump -1,048)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LsKtCqf8gI

  • Quizzical

    One of the things we can do to help the climate is plant more trees. Planting hybrid American Chestnut Trees would be a good choice, because they grow fast, get real big, have useful wood, and the chestnuts are a great source of food.
    http://www.acf.org/index.php

    • http://www.bluevirginia.us/ lowkell

      Agreed, and tear out as much of your lawn as possible when you do so, substituting native trees, shrubs, pollinator-friendly flowers, etc. instead of the water-and-fertilizer-sucking, rivers-and-streams-and-Chesapeake-Bay-polluting monoculture known as the “lawn.”

  • http://www.bluevirginia.us/ lowkell

    Video: President Obama, for some reason, goes on Faux “News.” He does a fine job, of course, but why do Dems want to legitimize this right-wing propaganda network? I’ll never understand it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8gCJHsnCfQ

  • Jim Butler

    The Post as far as I concerned has become a right wing rag, but their take on Sanders is right on. Doubt if any of his proposals would go very far even if there was a democratic congress. Breaking up banks, what about all those schemes to make money like hedge funds? Single payer health, how would getting rid of all the insurance companies work?

  • http://www.bluevirginia.us/ lowkell

    Video:Sen. Bernie Sanders on State of the Union (Full Interview).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As8YnS6N9ww