Dangerous Finds: Astronaut Pee Argument; Former KKK leader endorses Trump; Bernie is beating Hillary
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Dangerous Finds: Astronaut Pee Argument; Former KKK leader endorses Trump; Bernie is beating Hillary

Bernie Sanders Surpasses Hillary Clinton In New Hampshire Poll: This is the second poll this month that shows him ahead of Clinton in the state. Beyond the margin of error. (Huffington Post)

What is a Red Sprite: Ghost? Alien? Carbonated beverage? (Popular Science)

Students protesting Alison Bechdel’s ‘Fun Home’: How clinging to “Christian moral beliefs” can end an education before it even begins: Duke University’s advance summer reading assignment is an award-winning graphic novel, not pornography. I reckon ‘Fun Home’ is the best thing that I read last year, it’s a truly amazing and moving piece of literature. These kids are fucking fucknuts and need to have their goody-two-shoes asses kicked. (Salon)

Nobody has been hurt by Trump more than Walker, who has seen his support drop nearly in half in the last month, to single digits: After his flat performance in the debate, he lost his longtime lead in Iowa. Maybe it’s because so many saw him for the very first time and wrote him off as a half-wit? I’m just sayin’. I mean, look at the guy. He’s the dictionary definition of “goober.” (Washington Post)

If Social Security Had Been In Private Accounts The Stock Market Drop Could Have Been A Disaster: Although Black Monday may have knocked a good deal of money out of people’s 401(k) retirement accounts, Social Security benefits remain by and large untouched by such fluctuations. Some Republicans, however, are interested in changing that. (Think Progress)

Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke throws support behind Donald Trump: Duke, a self-described “racial realist” and notorious white nationalist, praised Trump during a wide-ranging tirade on his radio program, calling the surging real estate mogul a “good salesman” and “the best of the lot” of the large group of 2016 Republican presidential candidates. (NY Daily News)

Wall Street: We Have Too Much Stuff: What’s behind the turmoil on Wall Street? Fundamentally, we have too many resources, nobody wants them, and the people who are making them aren’t being paid enough. Clearly 21st century Capitalism isn’t the best way for societies to allocate resources. (The Daily Beast)

Donald Trump’s approval rating among Hispanic Americans is absolutely horrible: After Donald Trump suggested that all Mexican immigrants are rapists and criminals, he went on to insist that he “will win the Latino vote.” Well, Gallup’s survey results for the past month and a half are in, and Hispanic Americans have responded with a very clear “nope.” (Vox)

The Death of Friedrich Nietzsche: Julian Cope on the thorny problem of the German philosopher. (On This Deity)

This could change everything: Secretive California company advances towards unlimited fusion energy: Scientists using a machine the size of two city buses came one step closer to creating abundant, cheap, clean energy. (Raw Story)

Feeling the Bern with the youth vote: In an era of gridlock and systemic abuse, trust in the sanctity of the political process may be the most valuable gift a young voter can get. Bernie Sanders shows the kids what’s possible. (The New Yorker)

USA and Russia Can’t Even Agree on How to Handle Astronaut Pee: The International Space Station flies with two completely separate water systems. Drinking urine isn’t actually the main reason. (Bloomberg)

Pollster’s Legs Wobble After Fawning Donald Trump Focus Group: Republican pollster Frank Luntz asks media “You guys understand how significant this is? This is real. I’m having trouble processing it. Like, my legs are shaking. I want to put the Republican leadership behind this mirror and let them see. They need to wake up. They don’t realize how the grassroots have abandoned them,” Luntz continued. “Donald Trump is punishment to a Republican elite that wasn’t listening to their grassroots.” (TIME)

Below, Brian Eno performing “Seven Deadly Fins” on Dutch television, 1974:

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