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Rhiannon12866

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Hometown: NE New York
Home country: USA
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The Daily Show: Climate Change Threatens Beer Production & America's Projected $1 Trillion Deficit



Scientists determine that climate change will make beer production much harder, and the Trump administration’s mismanagement balloons the federal deficit.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Oct 19, 2018, 11:38 PM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Vandals Deface a Historic Statue & The National Park Service Proposes a Protest Fee



Hillary Clinton offers a very bad take on the Monica Lewinsky scandal, a prankster puts googly eyes on a statue, and the government looks to charge people for protesting.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Oct 19, 2018, 11:33 PM (2 replies)

President Obama Doesn't Have Time For These 7 Excuses Not To Vote



President Barack Obama responds to the 7 weakest excuses for not voting. Get your voting info at Vote.org


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Oct 19, 2018, 08:13 AM (2 replies)

President Obama Doesn't Have Time For These 7 Excuses Not To Vote



President Barack Obama responds to the 7 weakest excuses for not voting. Get your voting info at Vote.org


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Oct 19, 2018, 08:12 AM (1 replies)

Wild Songbirds Can Pick Up New Tunes

Researchers taught two dozen wild sparrows new songs, by playing them the recordings of sparrows that live thousands of miles away. Jason G. Goldman reports.

Only a few kinds of animals are known to learn their vocalizations from listening to others. Us, of course. Elephants. Bats. Cetaceans—whales and dolphins. Pinnipeds—walruses, seals and sea lions. And parrots, hummingbirds and songbirds. That's it.

"When your cat meows or your dog barks, it does that because it has genetically inherited that sound. But birds are like us, young animals have to hear adults in order to develop normal sounds."

There have been hundreds of conventional experiments done in laboratories with captive birds that support the idea that young birds learn to sing by listening to older birds. These studies also taught us that birds, like humans, have what's called a "sensitive period" early in life, a time when they are most disposed to learn how to vocalize from their elders.

But nobody ever did one of those experiments with wild birds. Observational studies, yes. But no true experiments. Until now, thanks to some wild savannah sparrows.


Read more: https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/wild-songbirds-can-pick-up-new-tunes/



Credit: Cephas
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:53 AM (3 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Guests Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski: We Need Nothing From Saudi Arabia



'Morning Joe' hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski describe the reported death of WaPo journalist Jamal Khashoggi as 'crossing a line that has never been crossed before.'




Joe And Mika Talk Prospective 2020 Candidates (From Both Parties)



'Morning Joe' hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski see an interesting field of 2020 presidential candidates that includes Democrats, Republicans, and... maybe Trump?


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Oct 19, 2018, 04:14 AM (5 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 10/18/18

Trump Goes Out On A Limb, Predicts Khashoggi Is Dead



Donald Trump theorized that Jamal Khashoggi might be dead as if no one had considered that before.




Here's Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk



White supremacists might lack empathy, compassion and open-mindedness, but they're getting enough calcium.




Moses Updates The Ten Commandments



With evangelical leaders like Pat Robertson downplaying the death of a journalist in Saudi Arabia, Moses publicly clarifies the meaning of 'Thou shalt not kill.'


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Oct 19, 2018, 04:08 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: GOP Voter Suppression Ramps Up in Georgia



Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for governor of Georgia, has made efforts to hold up 53,000 voter registrations, 70% of which belong to black voters, all while maintaining his job as Georgia Secretary of State, a role in which he oversees the very election he’s running in. This is some Africa-level s**t.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Oct 19, 2018, 12:00 AM (2 replies)

The Daily Show: Elizabeth Warren Proves Her Native American Heritage



Donald Trump’s feud with Elizabeth Warren comes to a head when Warren gets a DNA test that proves she’s part Native American.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Oct 18, 2018, 11:52 PM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 10/17/18

Trump Brags About His 'Natural Instinct For Science'



Donald Trump dusted off a favorite phrase while discussing climate changing, saying there are scientists 'on both sides.'




Trump Refuses To Criticize Saudi Arabia's 'Mr. Bonesaw'



Donald Trump is showing Saudi Arabia that alleged human rights violations will be met with... well...praise?




Canada Already Has A Pot Tourism Ad



Canada's legalization of marijuana is already blatantly evident in their newest tourism ads.




Meanwhile... The Joker, Tiger Cologne, And Wikileaks



With Trump dominating the news cycle, many stories get buried in your feed. Luckily, Stephen has a shovel.




Inside Ted Cruz's Brain During The Texas Debate



Go inside Ted Cruz's head during his debate with challenger Beto O'Rourke. There's plenty of room.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Oct 18, 2018, 04:05 AM (6 replies)
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