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Lynx
Celebrate!!!

Post   » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:52 am


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This continuing column has encouraged me when things look bleak. Those who have fought for what is right have made a difference. GoodNewsRoundup cites the progress made by those who resist and puts a positive spin on what we have accomplished. We must continue to fight!

This week's Good News Roundup:
Trump is a total loser and only getting losing-er but the Resistance is strong: Tuesday's Good News
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/7/18/1681504/-Trump-is ... -s-Good-News

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:08 pm


Having a source of encouragement is important these days. I follow one guy on Twitter - he has "sources" & interesting news such as human trafficking & Trump's "modeling agency". Who knows if it's accurate, but his main theme is:

"Truth, Justice and the American Rule of Law shall win the Day. We will get through this. Together."


We gotta just keep telling ourselves that.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:11 am


I continue to read The Daily Kos Good News Round-Up. The most recent was very uplifting.

Trump's Days in the White House are Numbered: Saturday's Good News

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/1/6/1730229/-Trump-s-D ... -s-Good-News

Nobody is above the law. Be ready to fight if trump fires Mueller:
https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/search/

I have signed up to protest in case this happens.

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:54 pm


"I have signed up to protest in case this happens."

We're planning on it. I'll come back & read the dailykos link.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:51 am


A great quote I ran across today in the comments is:
A civilization is not destroyed by wicked people; it is not necessary that people be wicked but only that they be spineless.
— James A. Baldwin
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/8/1747303/-The-Rats- ... -s-Good-News

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:33 am


This is a super and thorough Good News Report! Does a wonderful job of pulling together lots of news of the week along with analyses.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:00 am


Okay. This "The Kind of Story We Need Right Now: Woman Scares Off Wild Cougar with Metallica Song" came via a comment at the Daily Kos:


Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:28 pm


Thanks for that. Cheered me up! "I'll fight you."

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Lynx
Celebrate!!!

Post   » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:34 pm


I loved it! There is no doubt Seth did too. I am glad she sensed it was there.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon May 04, 2020 9:55 am


This edition includes a bunch of pictorial memes you might enjoy:
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/5/2/1941800/-Seven-Rea ... turday-s-GNR

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Tue May 05, 2020 11:02 am


I've read part of it. It's definitely encouraging. It's so hard to trust anything positive,though.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue May 05, 2020 3:26 pm


Lay in wait. Then get out the vote and vote!!

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:16 pm


This is one of my favorite Good News Roundup pages ever!
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/1/23/2011108/-Thirty-t ... turday-s-GNR

p.s. there are also tons of Bernie memes and a few other twitter jokes besides the meat of the good news!

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Sep 11, 2022 12:37 pm


It's been a while since I added anything to this topic. But since I discovered an especially good piece of news here, I'm adding another link!
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/9/11/2121952/-Sunday-G ... -you-boosted

The good news (which came from the Good News Network) has to do with the White House banning paywalls on taxpayer funded research!
White House Bans Paywalls on Any Publication Containing Taxpayer-Funded Research

When I go looking for info on guinea pig illnesses/drugs/treatments, it sometimes leads me to research papers. Now some of those papers will be available!

This is big! Really big, IMO!

Anyway, from the Good News Network link above:
The White House ruled this week that scientific research which is taxpayer-supported must be available to the American public at no cost—addressing the expensive paywalls that block online viewing of studies in many journals.

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) delivered guidance for agencies to update their public access policies as soon as possible to make publications and research funded by taxpayers publicly accessible immediately upon publishing, without an embargo or cost. All agencies will fully implement updated policies, including ending the optional 12-month embargo.

The current optional embargo allows scientific publishers to put taxpayer-funded research behind a subscription-based paywall – which may block access for innovators for whom the paywall is a barrier, even barring scientists and their academic institutions from access to their own research findings, unless they pay.
Reading more on that page, it appears these scientific publications often retain exclusive access to publicly funded research for a year. Now it must be available immediately.

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