Sen. Whitehouse blasts corruption of the Court by oligarchs
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Senator calls out history of ‘creepy billionaires meddling in the court’ By Walter Einenkel, Daily Kos Staff Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island spoke with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, giving a quick history lesson on how someone as corrupt as Samuel Alito could end up on the Supreme Court in the first place.  "This goes way back. The person responsible for the appointment of Justice Alito was actually Leonard Leo, the operative of the Koch brothers and the creepy billionaires who have been meddling in the court,” Whitehouse explained.  “You'll remember ..read more
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Dinner with Donald
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House OKs Rep. Spears’s bill to establish “Workplace Readiness Week” in public high schools
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Tina Spears bill on workers’ rights passes the House  The House voted to approve a bill from Rep. Tina Spears to establish an annual “Workplace Readiness Week” to educate high school students about their rights as workers and available pathways to enter the workforce. The bill now moves to the Senate where Sen. Jacob Bissaillon (D-Dist. 1, Providence) has introduced companion legislation (2024-S 2282). “This bill creates a simple mandate that we educate students on worker’s rights, the labor movement and how we came to have the important employment protections we have today,” said Repre ..read more
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9936 Chemicals Found in Food Packaging Plastic
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16h ago
Maybe we'll really start to worry when the list hits 10,000 By NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY  Plastic is a very complex material that can contain many different chemicals, some of which can be harmful. This is also true for plastic food packaging. “We found as many as 9936 different chemicals in a single plastic product used as food packaging,” said Martin Wagner, a professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU’s) Department of Biology. Wagner has been working with chemicals in plastic products for several years. He is part of a research grou ..read more
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Extracting Gold, Silver and Copper From Electronic Waste
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18h ago
Turning Tech Trash Into Precious Metals By RIITTA-LEENA INKI, UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI  Photo by Will Collette EDITOR'S NOTE: The first step to recovering otherwise wasted precious metals is to collect electronic waste for recycling. Fortunately, Charlestown is home to Indie Cycle LLC. Phyllis Hutnak and her crew have been collecting e-waste all over RI since 2010. In Charlestown, they often do drop-off/pick-ups at the Mini-Super on Old Post Road and have an up-coming collection day this Saturday, June 1 from 9 AM to noon. Check out their website to see the types of material t ..read more
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Massachusetts proves you CAN make the rich pay their fair share
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Still time for Rhode Island to follow suit SAM PIZZIGATI for Inequality.Org EDITOR’S NOTE: Similar legislation is under consideration in Rhode Island and there is still time to pass it before the General Assembly ends this year’s session. The Massachusetts experience debunks the arguments RI Republicans, MAGAs and businesses have been making. – Will Collette This spring has been an exceedingly good one for Flightline Aviation Limited, a London-based enterprise that specializes in helping the world’s deepest pockets find the private jet of their dreams. “We have closed six sales in t ..read more
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The age-old question
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Eternal flame
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Wayne State researchers find connection between PFAS exposure in men and the health of their offspring
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Plastic, your crown jewels, and family Wayne State University Wayne State University researchers are reporting new findings that demonstrate a link between exposure to per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in males and health issues in their offspring. The study, “Mixtures of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) alter sperm methylation and long-term reprogramming of offspring liver and fat transcriptome,” published recently in Environment International, assessed the effect of PFAS mixtures on the sperm methylome and transcriptional changes in offspring metabolic tissues ..read more
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