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  • Knocking on Doors With Julia Salazar (the other NY RAT socialist)

    07/07/2018 6:59:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 7/06/18 | Christian Lorentzen
    **SNIP** Salazar, 27, was born to politically conservative parents—her Colombian immigrant father was a cargo pilot and her Italian-American mother a flight attendant—and grew up in Colombia and Florida. (She’s a naturalized U.S. citizen.) She moved to New York to attend Columbia, where she studied Middle Eastern history and became “class-conscious” while working as a nanny and house cleaner. Later, she led a rent strike against her building’s management company over unlivable conditions. Dealing with the legislators who make housing laws brought an epiphany: “We have to replace these people.” “After college, I was trying to write. I started going...
  • Rat Bones Reveal How Humans Transformed Their Island Environments

    06/19/2018 9:20:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | June 6, 2018 | Lorraine Boissoneault
    For the Polynesian islands, that meant the arrival of agricultural crops like breadfruit, yams and taro, as well as domesticated animals like dogs, pigs and chicken. The early settlers also used slash-and-burn agriculture to remove forests and fertilize the soil and likely hunted many seabirds to extinction. To get a more precise view of how human behavior impacted the islands, Swift and her colleagues used stable isotope analysis. Carbon analysis is based on the way plants process carbon dioxide: most agricultural products are classified as C3 plants, while tropical grasses are usually C4 plants. If rat bones show a higher...
  • New York City’s rat problem is getting worse

    06/12/2018 8:10:09 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 12, 2018 | Danielle Furfaro
    Rats prefer the neighborhoods of Harlem, the Upper West Side, and Bedford-Stuyvesant — and they really like to party in the summer, a new study shows. Citywide, the rat population grew about 10 percent from 2016 to 2017 based on complaints filed to 311, the RentHop study released on Tuesday shows.
  • Dem House candidate gets pepper sprayed in the face in campaign ad

    06/12/2018 2:20:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/11/18 | AVERY ANAPOL
    A progressive House candidate in Colorado has released a campaign ad in which he gets pepper sprayed in the face as part of his call to combat violence in schools. In the ad, posted last week, Levi Tillemann criticizes President Trump’s plan to arm teachers and school officials with firearms as a way to combat potential school shooters. “I’m calling on Congress to stop talking past each other and try something new,” Tilleman says in the ad. “Empower schools and teachers with non-lethal self-defense tools, like this can of pepper spray.”
  • Supposedly extinct kangaroo rat resurfaces after 30 years

    05/06/2018 2:09:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Science Mag ^ | 4/30/18 | Elizabeth Pennisi
    The last time anyone saw the San Quintin kangaroo rat was more than 30 years ago, in the arid scrublands of Baja California in Mexico. Mexican authorities declared the small mammal critically endangered, and possibly extinct, in 1994. So biologists couldn't believe their eyes when not one, but four San Quintin kangaroo rats (Dipodomys gravipes) hopped into their survey traps in 2017. Named for their ability to leap like kangaroos, the rats are key species in arid areas across western North America, dispersing seeds and feeding predators such as coyotes and foxes. The San Quintin kangaroo rat is about 12...
  • Former MSNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan running for Congress The Hollywood Reporter

    02/21/2018 10:15:47 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    aol ^ | Feb 21st 2018 | JEREMY BARR
    Former CNBC and MSNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan is getting into politics. On Wednesday afternoon, Ratigan formally announced that he's running for Congress as a Democrat in New York's 21st congressional district, which encompasses several counties in the northern part of the state. Ratigan spent three years at MSNBC before leaving the network — and the television business — in 2012. Before that, he worked as an executive for Bloomberg News and an anchor for CNBC. Last spring, Ratigan was hired by his former MSNBC colleague, Cenk Uygur, as a contributor to his Young Turks Network. Uygur said that Ratigan will...
  • Luis Gutierrez to Announce He Won't Seek Reelection: Sources

    11/27/2017 6:27:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11/27/17 | Mary Ann Ahern
    NBC 5 has learned Congressman Luis Gutierrez will announce Tuesday he is not running for re-election after 24 years on Capitol Hill, sources say. Guitterez telephoned key democratic leaders late this afternoon to let them know of his plans. Calls to Guitterez tonight have not been returned. Already printing petitions Monday night-- to begin the process of getting signatures before next Monday's deadline -- is Cook County Commissioner Jesus Chuy Garcia. Ald. Carlos Ramirez Rosa is considering a congressional race. This will also leave an opening on the county board should Garcia opt for Guitterez's seat.
  • Avocado Rat Is the Millennial Version of Pizza Rat

    11/17/2017 8:22:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Mashable ^ | SHANNON CONNELLAN
    t's been two years since a rat struggled to drag a hefty slice of pizza along a few subway stairs in New York, and oh, how far we've come. American hero Pizza Rat now has a rather on-trend Brooklyn antithesis: Avocado Rat. Discovered hauling an avocado along the tracks at Greenpoint Avenue subway station in Brooklyn on Tuesday, this determined little rat truly embodies the undying millennial addiction to the coveted fruit. Documentary filmmaker Jessica Edwards managed to capture the little hero, posting an Instagram video of the little battler. Look, he even managed to get his avo off the...
  • Fall Brings the Return of Pizza Rat and His Hungry Adventures

    10/03/2017 2:40:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Pizza Rat is back, and he’s hungry New York’s unofficial mascot Pizza Rat has returned. The pie-loving rat that stole New Yorkers’ hearts and even inspired a Halloween costume just keeps popping up on subways and streets, and this time he’s bringing it back to his roots with a subway slice fight. Watch above as Pizza Rat battles multiple hungry enemies to protect his dinner. No one puts Pizza Rat in a corner.
  • Parisians protest 'genocide' of rats as city battles rodent infestation

    09/04/2017 12:50:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3 SEPTEMBER 2017 | David Chazan
    Parisians protest 'genocide' of rats as city battles rodent infestation By David Chazan, paris 3 SEPTEMBER 2017 • 6:11PM Thousands of Parisians have signed a petition denouncing efforts to control a rat infestation as a rodent “genocide.” The French capital is facing its worst rat crisis in decades, and rapid proliferation of the animals has forced several parks to close temporarily amid fears that children could be bitten or infected by disease. Paris authorities are spending £14 million this year on “deratisation”. But some residents have spoken out in defence of the creatures. Influenced perhaps by the loveable rat Remy...
  • The price of Rat meat goes up in Thailand

    08/17/2017 5:06:28 AM PDT · by vannrox · 32 replies
    Living Thai ^ | Not Specified | Editorial staff
    The price of Rat meat goes up in Thailand I rarely copy a news story but a story about eating rats I can't pass up. This story from PDN about the price of rat meat in Phitsanulok. Before you think that's it's only poor farmers eating rats, the cost of rat meat is double that of chicken and pork. This lady says it costs 250 baht a kilogram for a big rodent, not that i'm noting to buy a whole kilo of it! Still I've eaten rat meat and although I prefer fried frog, fried rat isn't too bad...
  • Vanity, if McCain campaigned on Obamacare repeal can he be sued to get the money back?

    07/28/2017 2:51:56 PM PDT · by edzo4 · 22 replies
    Edzo | Edzo
    Just curious, I mean it seems fraudulent to me.
  • Monster Rat found on U Street [DC]

    07/24/2017 2:40:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    www.popville.com ^ | July 24, 2017 at 11:00 am | by Prince Of Petworth
    Photo by Pat Pat sends us a shot of this monster Friday night: “Check this bad boy out. Found on U Street today.” Ed. Note: I will never ever ever complain about wild bunny rabbits again.
  • College roommates team up to courageously swat rat out of Pittsburgh apartment, internet goes wild

    02/19/2017 7:42:31 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 36 replies
    Ny Daily News ^ | 18 Feb 2017 | Brian Lisi
    They've got all the rat moves. Four (female) college students took matters, brooms and mops into their own hands to evict a rat from their Pittsburgh apartment, the whole ordeal then uploaded the tense 13-second footage
  • Pelosi Super PAC spends $1.2 million attacking Claudia Tenney (NY-22)

    10/15/2016 4:25:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | 10/14/16
    Nancy Pelosi's Super PAC is on the air with nearly $1.2 million in false attacks on Claudia designed to buy this seat for millionaire heiress Kim Myers.
  • Republican Sen. Susan Collins won’t vote for Donald Trump

    08/08/2016 7:05:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2016 | Victor Morton
    Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has become the second and most-senior Republican senator to say she will not vote for GOP nominee Donald Trump for president. In an op-ed published online Monday night in The Washington Post, Ms. Collins said it was “not a decision I make lightly, for I am a lifelong Republican.” The column outlined a series of common criticisms of Mr. Trump’s conduct and temperament — mocking a reporter with disabilities, feuding wioth a Muslim Gold Star family, suggesting a Mexican-American judge might not be impartial.
  • ‘Devastated’: scientists too late to captive breed mammal lost to climate change

    06/29/2016 7:57:20 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 91 replies
    TheGuardian.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jeremy Hance
    The Bramble Cay melomys has become more famous in extinction than it ever was in life. A mouse-like rodent, the melomys amazingly survived on a 3.6 hectare grass-covered cay (a low-lying island in a coral reef) in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef like a ratty Robinson Crusoe for thousands of years. There, it thrived off just a few plant species until human-caused climate change—in the form of rising sea levels and increasing inundations of sea water on the low-lying island—wiped it off the planet. But, while the extinction has been reported widely, articles have missed an important point: the scientists who...
  • Hillary Clinton Launches ‘Republicans Against Trump’ Website

    06/08/2016 12:43:20 PM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jun 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign is turning toward the general election, launching a website that targets frustrated Republican voters who don’t support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. “The website, republicansagainsttrump.org, was registered on May 27 and launched on June 2, according to domain registration records,” Politico reports. “The Clinton campaign only appears to have begun buying ads to promote the site more recently.”
  • Cruz:‘Trump May Be A Rat But I Have No Desire To Copulate With Him’ (Video)

    03/25/2016 1:27:39 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 323 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/25/16 | Steve Guest
    Sen. Ted Cruz  97% says “Donald Trump may be a rat but I have no desire to copulate with him.” After calling the National Enquirer report of the alleged affair “garbage,” Cruz said, “What is striking, is Donald’s henchman, Roger Stone had for months been foreshadowing that this attack was coming.”(RELATED: Cruz Accuses Trump Of Planting ‘Sleaze’ In National Enquirer) Stone, a former adviser to Trump, has been labeled by some in the media as a “rat*ucker” due to using dirty political tricks when he worked in the Nixon administration.
  • Gary Condit accused of lying - for man convicted of murdering his former lover Chandra Levy

    01/09/2016 2:16:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 107 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/08/16 | AP
    Gary Condit accused of lying during trial for man convicted of murdering his former lover Chandra Levy A lawyer for a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy said on Friday that former California Congressman Gary Condit, who was romantically linked to Levy, misled the jury when he testified during the man's trial. Ingmar Guandique's attorney Eugene Ohm made the allegation during a court hearing ahead of Guandique's scheduled March re-trial. Ohm said that notes of an interview that authorities did with Condit after Levy's disappearance show that Condit, a Democrat who served in Congress from 1989 to 2003,...