Monthly Archives: December 2017

Sign on to anti-lead-poisoning petition/letter

This Wed. morning begins on a high note with the victory in Alabama of Doug Jones over the bigot and molester Roy Moore.

But two truly horrible things are playing out in Washington DC this week:  The repeal of net neutrality and the passage of a disgusting “tax reform” bill loaded with unjust and destructive provisions.  This is truly a time to speak out as loudly as possible. (See this Delaware State News article about net neutrality.  We put contact info in the comments.)

Back to lead poisoning.  There is no safe level of lead exposure.  It dumbs us down.

I would be willing to bet that Trump supporters have, on average, higher blood lead levels than the rest of us.  (Note:  A critical reader points out that support for “conservative” politics is most demonstrably correlated with authoritarian personality, not intelligence.   In general white people supported Trump–males and uneducated whites the most.). Continue reading

Net Neutrality, the FCC, and the Evil Pai Man

Speak out to preserve Net Neutrality!

There is, to say the least, a lot going on.  In Washington, DC, Trump and the Republican leadership of the House and Senate are essentially trying to undo all the progress made by public interest advocates in past decades.  If something is wrong, evil, and dirty they are for it.  Essentially every federal agency has been put under control of people opposed to the mission of that agency.  The last time we saw this happening so blatantly was under Ronald Reagan.  Here we go with one really important example: Continue reading