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Hometown: NE New York
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Stephen Colbert: The Late Show 'Rescue Dog Rescue' With Nick Jonas

Stephen and Nick Jonas tell some little white lies about some little Christmas puppies.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Dec 14, 2017, 05:08 AM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 12/13/17

Trump Walks Back His Roy Moore Endorsement

Trump was all-in on Roy Moore's candidacy, now he's all excuses.

Omarosa Got 'You're Fired!' Again

Omarosa didn't go quietly. Or, for the matter, do anything quietly.

God Distances Himself From Roy Moore

Thy Lord is impressed by a miracle pulled off by thy child molester.

The Legend Of Roy Moore

After a shocking loss to a Democrat in Alabama, Roy Moore is riding off into the sunset. (The mall is in that direction.)

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Dec 14, 2017, 05:05 AM (4 replies)

Air pollution can make kids behave badly

Tiny particles in car exhaust can directly impact the brain.

When wildfires started raging through southern California this month, Diana Younan warned her family members living in the path of the smoke to stay inside, as much as possible. Fires send air pollution levels soaring, filling the air with tiny particles. Younan, who studies environmental health at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, knows the damage those tiny particles can do.

“It’s very well known that air pollution can affect respiratory function or health. But it’s not as well known that it can also affect the brain,” says Younan. Over the past decade, scientists started to note mounting evidence that suggests inhaling polluted air is toxic to the brain. That is slowly being linked to behavior, particularly for children and adolescents.

It’s similar, Younan says, to the way childhood exposure to lead—which used to be used in paint and gas—was eventually connected to behavioral problems. Some scientists even suspect that the decline in crime seen in the U.S. (and many nations) since the 1990s can be connected to the removal of lead from gasoline. “Lead is what pioneered the whole research on environmental risk factors,” she says.

In an analysis of data from nearly 700 children, Younan and her team found that kids in Los Angeles who were exposed to more air pollution over the course of adolescence were more likely to engage in delinquent behavior. The research was published today in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. It also found that the same amount of pollution exposure had a stronger effect on behavior when kids had bad relationships with their parents, or when their mothers exhibited signs of depression.

The study used data gathered from kids over the course of almost a decade, starting when they were nine years old. Parents completed questionnaires on their children's behavior (which asked about things like lying and cheating, substance use, and vandalism) every few years. The research team then used data on daily measures of air pollution in the area to classify the amount of pollution each child was exposed to near their home over the course of the study.

More: https://www.popsci.com/exposure-to-air-pollution-kids-behavior

Car exhaust is a major source of pollution.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Dec 14, 2017, 04:50 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Black Women Save America from Roy Moore

Dulce Sloan breaks down why African-American women are responsible for helping Roy Moore lose the Alabama Senate race.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Dec 14, 2017, 01:25 AM (4 replies)

Seth Meyers - Doug Jones Wins in Alabama; Moore, Bannon and Trump Lose: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at the Democrats' shocking Alabama election victory, which delivered a stunning blow to both Steve Bannon and President Trump.

Amber Explains How Black Women Saved America from Roy Moore

Late Night writer Amber Ruffin takes a moment to explain how black women stepped up in the Alabama special election and saved America from Roy Moore.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Dec 14, 2017, 12:17 AM (0 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump Signs $700 Billion Defense Bill, Arby's New Sandwich - Monologue - 12/12/17

Jokes Seth Can't Tell: Starbucks' Gay Agenda, the Lowest Point in U.S. History

There are some jokes that just sound wrong coming from Seth, like the one about why gay men earn more money than straight men.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Dec 14, 2017, 12:12 AM (0 replies)

Trump Set To Open Atlantic Coast To Oil, Gas Drilling

The U.S. Administration is getting ready to announce as early as this week a plan to expand oil and gas drilling in U.S. offshore waters, including in the Atlantic, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the plan.

In April this year, President Donald Trump issued an executive order directing the Department of the Interior to revise the schedule of proposed oil and gas lease sales, to include, but not limited to, the Western Gulf of Mexico, Central Gulf of Mexico, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea, Cook Inlet, Mid-Atlantic, and South Atlantic. The East Coast is a territory that President Barack Obama had ruled out as an area for drilling.

According to Bloomberg’s sources, the new plan responds to the oil industry’s drive to have more areas to drill. The new offshore oil drilling plan would be for the five years from 2019 to 2024 and would replace the Obama drilling plan that ends in 2022.

At the end of June this year, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke opened up the public comment period for a new five-year National Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), as per President Trump’s executive order from April. Back then, the Department of the Interior said that the 2017-2022 Five Year Program would continue to be executed until the new National OCS Program is complete.

While the oil industry supports the new plan that would open up more areas for oil and gas exploration, opposition against drilling in the Atlantic has been growing, and coming from businesses in Republican states and even some Republican lawmakers.

More: https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Trump-Set-To-Open-Atlantic-Coast-To-Oil-Gas-Drilling.html
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Dec 13, 2017, 06:22 AM (4 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Guest Katy Tur: 'The Greatest Trick' Trump Played On America

'Unbelievable' author Katy Tur had a front row seat to the President's Diet Coke-drinking, journalist-bashing 2016 campaign.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Dec 13, 2017, 05:07 AM (1 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 12/12/17

Dang, That Pedophile Rode In On A Horse?

The people of Alabama have spoken. And they said, resoundingly... Stephen didn't know yet.

Trump's Most Shameless Tweet Of 2017?

The President's cryptic tweet about Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who called for his resignation, is among his most shameless of the calendar year.

Here's Who Voted For Roy Moore

If only the stickers given to voters in Alabama had been this specified.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Dec 13, 2017, 05:03 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: The Treasury Department's Tax Analysis Doesn't Add Up

Though countless independent analyses of the GOP tax plan show an increase in the national debt, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is trying to convince Americans otherwise.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Dec 13, 2017, 01:15 AM (0 replies)
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