Bummed by climate change, Covid and realizing Biden's the best our 'democratic' system has to offer? Consider what a spider can do...

Sometimes We Need a Little Reminder from Nature

Last night, a 1.5-inch writing spider, in the short span of three hours, managed to construct a web bridging a 12-foot open span of our back porch, including a huge sticky 3′ X 2′ web net of closely parallel strands designed for catching even small flying insects. I nearly face-planted right on the middle where …

No cuts in service, hours or staffing for 6 months, and make it a public bank too!

Save the US Postal Service and Defend the Vote!

  Fishs Eddy, 13774 –Over the last 15 or so years, I’ve had two post offices vanish from towns I live in. The first was in Maple Glen, PA, a small town we moved to when we left Hong Kong in 1997. The town center, where the post office was located, is basically a triangle …

Trump and ICE take a page from the Nazi playbook:

Gassing Immigrants in Detention with a Highly Toxic Industrial Disinfectant

  As the first and hopefully only presidential term of Donald Trump nears its November 3 moment of truth, the accusations of fascist or even Nazi tendencies and actions by him and his administration have multiplied. But this latest one I’m calling out is particularly horrific:  The use of a powerful “for industrial use only” …

Trump launches attack on key programs for the elderly

Alert! Social Security and Medicare are in Critical Danger

  (This article is part of a joint publication between ThisCantBeHappening.net and Tarbell.org)   Watch out! Uncle Donald is coming for your and all your relatives’ Social Security and your Medicare! The all-out attack on Social Security and Medicare, those two remaining standing edifices of the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal and Lyndon Johnson’s …

French double-talk on police brutality

Arrest Of Activist Exposes Racism France Ignores

When Franco Lollia embarked for his protest action outside France’s National Assembly building in Paris on June 23, 2020, the respected anti-racism activist knew something dramatic was desperately needed to end decades of denial and delay on addressing the racial bigotry deeply embedded in the nation that prides itself as the champion of equality for …

Portland first time judges have tied protest ban to avoiding jail sentence:

Banned from Protesting in the Nation’s Capital for Five Years back in 1967

  As I was reading reports that judges and magistrates in the Federal District Court in Portland, OR have been handing out sentences to protesters arrested by President Trump’s Homeland Security goons that included bans on future protest in Oregon, I suddenly had a sense of deja vu. Back in October 1967, when I was …

Unsung heroes of Los Alamos:

Rethinking Manhattan Project Spies and the Cold War, MAD — and the 75 years of no nuclear war — that their efforts gifted us

  75 years ago before dawn on July 16, 1945, a cataclysmic explosion shook the New Mexico desert as scientists from the top-secret Manhattan Project tested their nightmarish creation: the first atom bomb, called “the Gadget.” This birth of the Nuclear Age, was quickly followed a few weeks later, first on August 6 by the …