United States diver discovers megalodon shark teeth

This 5 October 2019 video from South Carolina in the USA says about itself:

I found huge megalodon shark teeth while scuba diving in the Cooper River. Huge thanks to Captain Alan Devier for putting us onto an amazing site. This was a very exciting diving adventure! I can’t wait to do this again! Who else enjoys finding shark teeth?

Edward Snowden on his new book

This video from the USA says about itself:

Edward Snowden On His New Book “Permanent Record

October 05, 2019 C-SPAN News

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden talked about exposing the U.S. government’s mass surveillance program and having to go into exile as a result. Mr. Snowden appeared on the ACLU’s “At Liberty” podcast, hosted by ACLU executive director Anthony Romero.

The memoir Permanent Record by the former intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden is an important account of the life of the man behind the exposure of secret global electronic surveillance programs run by the NSA and CIA: here.

Governments of the USA, UK, and Australia want to force Facebook to destroy the last vestiges of privacy, Snowden says.

US corporate Democrats support Trump’s right-wing judges

This 6 October 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Corporate Democrats Get Shamed

We need more progressive Democrats representing us! Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

“The most recent dust-up came in September, when Demand Justice targeted Sen. Chris Coons (Democrat-Del.) with a five-figure ad buy for supporting Trump judicial nominees who didn’t explicitly endorse the landmark Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education. Coons is up for reelection in 2020. For some, criticizing the well-respected, bipartisan-leaning senator was a step too far.

“That was way out of line,” Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, said. “I called Chris personally and told him that I stood behind his decision.”

According to Wikipedia:

Coons is the incoming co-chair for the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast. He previously co-chaired the 2017 National Prayer Breakfast. Coons currently co-chairs the weekly Senate Prayer Breakfast.

The National Prayer Breakfast is organised by the shadowy cult-like right-wing Christian group, the Fellowship Foundation aka ‘The Family‘.

WHY VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS’ REFUSAL TO THE STATE’S ‘RIGHT-TO-WORK’ LAW MATTERS Virginia Gov. Raph Northam (D) has all but ruled out repealing the state’s “right-to-work” law, which makes it difficult for unions to organize and maintain power. Northam said he cannot “foresee” Virginia rescinding the law — remarks that union leaders lamented as “disappointing.” [HuffPost]

Antarctica, from greenery, land mammals, to ice

This 3 October 2019 video says about itself:

When Antarctica Was Green

Before the start of the Eocene Epoch about 56 million years ago–Antarctica was still joined to both Australia and South America. And it turns out that a lot of what we recognize about the southern hemisphere can be traced back to that time when Antarctica was green.

Thanks to Ceri Thomas for the Notiolofos and Antarctodon illustrations! Check out more of Ceri’s paleoart here.

And thanks to Julio Lacerda and Studio 252mya for the Antarctodolops illustrations. You can find more of their work here.

Clay-coloured thrush in Panama

This 4 October 2019 video says about itself:

We have seen over 50 species of birds on the Panama Fruit Feeder Cam. Let’s get to know some of the more common visitors. Join us as we learn some interesting details about Clay-colored Thrushes.

I saw this species in Costa Rica; where it is the national bird.