"One sample of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats measured at more than 1,000 parts per billion of glyphosate. The Environmental Protection Agency has a range of safe levels for glyphosate on crops such as corn, soybeans, grains and some fruits, spanning 0.1 to 310 [ppm].

“I grew up eating Cheerios and Quaker Oats long before they were tainted with glyphosate,” said EWG’s president, Ken Cook. “No one wants to eat a weedkiller for breakfast, and no one should have to do so.”"

theguardian.com/environment/20

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Want to find your Twitter friends on Mastodon?

There's an easy-to-use tool that does just that:

bridge.joinmastodon.org/

Please spread the word, it may make new users feel more welcome on here 👍

(via @renatolond )

#DeleteTwitter #Mastodon #Twitter

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RT @spectatorindex@twitter.com: Most peaceful countries, 2018.

1. Iceland
2. New Zealand
3. Austria
4. Portugal
5. Denmark
6. Canada
7. Czech Republic
8. Singapore
9. Japan
10. Ireland

121. United States
154. Russia
167. Libya
160. Iraq
162. Afghanistan
163. Syria (last)

(Global Peace Index)

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Corporations trampling Gadsden flag snake

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"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Lee Francis Cissna appeared Wednesday at the anti-immigration think tank Center for Immigration Studies’ (CIS) annual “Immigration Newsmakers” event.

Founded by John Tanton, a member of the white nationalist movement who believes maintaining an American culture requires “a European-American majority,” the Center for Immigration Studies describes itself as an “an independent, nonpartisan research organization.”"

thedailybeast.com/us-immigrati

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A majority of Republicans (51%) now regards the media as the enemy of the American people

In other news, a majority of Republicans have apparently lost their flippin' minds and are living in a malign fantasy world of their own construction.

pic.twitter.com/hgWaTOxAf8

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"BERNIE SANDERS WON MORE THAN TWICE AS MANY VOTES AS ALL REPUBLICANS COMBINED IN VERMONT SENATE PRIMARY"

newsweek.com/bernie-sanders-ve

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Good golly Miss Molly!

Apparently twitter really upset a lot of people... is it because of recent bans of spammers and bots? The api changes which will break most clients? Because of Alex Jones, pro or con?

What's it all about?

And particularly what's behind the shitstorm of people from Spain today?

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“The president of the United States for the first time has decided to revoke a security clearance on the basis of a critic exercising his first amendment rights to free speech.”

“This has been an area that in previous administrations were untouched by political forces,” he added. “There has been a clear dividing of the political and national security realms within our country."

theguardian.com/us-news/2018/a

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"Criticized For Racism, Trump Goes After Black Former National Security Adviser
Susan Rice’s name is included on a list of officials who have criticized Trump, even though she has kept a relatively low profile."

huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump

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"The ACLU of Massachusetts is accusing the agencies of conspiring to “trap” unsuspecting immigrants on a path toward legal permanent residency by inviting them to these interviews only for ICE to arrest them there...The ACLU argues this violates their rights to due process and the Immigration Nationality Act, among other things, for detaining the immigrants before they’ve had a chance to complete the process for seeking legal status."

washingtonpost.com/news/mornin

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"The internal report, released earlier this month, undercut the FCC’s previous explanations for why its online commenting system malfunctioned on the day that millions of Americans tried to express their views on the agency’s net neutrality rules. Investigators were unable to find evidence the FCC suffered multiple distributed denial-of-service attacks, as the agency’s then chief information officer claimed in a news release."

washingtonpost.com/technology/

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Aww man a super weird unfolding drama in the physics community, as yet unresolved and involving :

* very surprising claims of room temperature superconductivity!
* datasets that look super faked!!
* some hacker spoofing emails from respected scientists telling investigators to lay off investigating the research group with the super dodgy looking data!!!

You want cyberpunk? Here's cyberpunk!

mobile.twitter.com/gravity_lev

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Report from Iron Mountain is supposedly a fictional roman-à-clef written by Leonard Lewin. So it's... curious... to find it archived at the Other Government Agency.

REPORT FROM IRON MOUNTAIN ON THE POSSIBILITY AND DESIRABILITY OF PEACE
Document Type:
CREST
Collection:
General CIA Records
Document Number (FOIA) /ESDN (CREST):
CIA-RDP88-01350R000200370012-1
Release Decision:
RIFPUB
Original Classification:
K

cia.gov/library/readingroom/do

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"President Donald Trump called Omarosa Manigault Newman a low life and a dog in response to allegations she made against him.

The approach appears to be backfiring.

Omarosa is on a publicity tour for her new book recounting her time in the Trump administration...

Trump could have ignored the allegations and let it blow over - but he reportedly could not help himself, and is now has avoidable problems that reflect badly on him."

nordic.businessinsider.com/oma

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"As political leaders moved in lock-step to condemn Anning’s speech – which praised the White Australia policy, called for an end to Muslim migration, and invoked the term “final solution” – Katter, the leader of Katter’s Australia party, struck a starkly different note, declaring the speech had his “1,000% support”.

theguardian.com/australia-news

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@Gargron

I don't favor the idea of autocollapsing mastodon toots.

Average word length in English is 5.1 characters, plus one space or punctuation is 6.1.

500/6.1=82 words, the maximum length of a mastodon post.

What we need in Mastodon is longer posts, not shorter ones.

Online comments to the New York Times are 1500 characters, can we at least please have that?

It is very difficult to say anything substantive or interesting or well-documented in 82 words.

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