So Why Isn’t the U.S. Acting Quicker?

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Politics and disinformation campaigns have delayed progress for decades.

Quick — what year did major oil producers first begin to realize the negative effects of pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere?

Was it in 2006, when Al Gore’s film The Inconvenient Truth created the first real mainstream buzz about climate change?

Or was it 1988, when NASA researcher Jesse Hansen testified before the US Senate about the dangers of global warming, earning him a spot on the front page of the New York Times and dozens of television appearances (including…


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Every week, I’m going to rank the players based on their impact in the episode. These rankings are going to be completely subjective (so please don’t spend too much time critiquing them) based on my feelings of how entertaining the characters were, how they did competitively/politically, and how the episode impacted their overall game.

I’m going to keep running totals to determine who has the best season on Double Agents. The winner of this prestigious championship will be awarded the grand prize of nothing.

Let’s get to it.

RANKINGS

18. Kaycee

It’s hilarious to me that she won her gold skull, then immediately…


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Every week, I’m going to rank the players based on their impact in the episode. These rankings are going to be completely subjective (so please don’t spend too much time critiquing them) based on my feelings of how entertaining the characters were, how they did competitively/politically, and how the episode impacted their overall game.

I’m going to keep running totals to determine who has the best season on Double Agents. The winner of this prestigious championship will be awarded the grand prize of nothing.

Let’s get to it.

RANKINGS

19. Josh

He won his Gold Skull, then was completely invisible this episode with…


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In honor of Theresa and Jay’s epic downfalls this season, I wanted to rank the biggest downfalls in Challenge history.

With these rankings, I’m sticking strictly to self-inflicted, game-related downfalls. While some people have had their own personal downfalls in a season, these rankings are about people who shot themselves in the foot with bad game moves and how it came back to bite them.

Go dig out your old TRUSTcompany CD, because it’s time to count down these downfalls.

Honorable Mentions

Wes/Theresa (Exes II)- I’m not including this because Wes/Theresa didn’t do much wrong to get sent in at the…


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Every week, I’m going to rank the players based on their impact in the episode. These rankings are going to be completely subjective (so please don’t spend too much time critiquing them) based on my feelings of how entertaining the characters were, how they did competitively/politically, and how the episode impacted their overall game.

I’m going to keep running totals to determine who has the best season on Double Agents. The winner of this prestigious championship will be awarded the grand prize of nothing.

Let’s get to it.

RANKINGS

20. Mechie

One of the most invisible castmembers this season was somehow quiet even…


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Every week, I’m going to rank the players based on their impact in the episode. These rankings are going to be completely subjective (so please don’t spend too much time critiquing them) based on my feelings of how entertaining the characters were, how they did competitively/politically, and how the episode impacted their overall game.

I’m going to keep running totals to determine who has the best season on Double Agents. The winner of this prestigious championship will be awarded the grand prize of nothing.

Let’s get to it.

RANKINGS

21. Amber M

Miss “I’m not a layup” was the first girl out in her…


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Every week, I’m going to rank the players based on their impact in the episode. These rankings are going to be completely subjective (so please don’t spend too much time critiquing them) based on my feelings of how entertaining the characters were, how they did competitively/politically, and how the episode impacted their overall game.

I’m going to keep running totals to determine who has the best season on Double Agents. The winner of this prestigious championship will be awarded the grand prize of nothing.

Let’s get to it.

RANKINGS

23. Aneesa

I’m ranking Aneesa exactly where I put her in my preseason power…


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Every week, I’m going to rank the players based on their impact in the episode. These rankings are going to be completely subjective (so please don’t spend too much time critiquing them) based on my feelings of how entertaining the characters were, how they did competitively/politically, and how the episode impacted their overall game.

I’m going to keep running totals to determine who has the best season on Double Agents. The winner of this prestigious championship will be awarded the grand prize of nothing.

Let’s get to it.

RANKINGS

25. Natalie

This was rough. As a huge Natalie fan from her time on…


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Every week, I’m going to rank the players based on their impact in the episode. These rankings are going to be completely subjective (so please don’t spend too much time critiquing them) based on my feelings of how entertaining the characters were, how they did competitively/politically, and how the episode impacted their overall game.

I’m going to keep running totals to determine who has the best season on Double Agents. The winner of this prestigious championship will be awarded the grand prize of nothing.

Let’s get to it.

26. Liv

The Road Kill mission claimed its second victim this week, as Liv…


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Every week, I’m going to rank the players based on their impact in the episode. These rankings are going to be completely subjective (so please don’t spend too much time critiquing them) based on my feelings of how entertaining the characters were, how they did competitively/politically, and how the episode impacted their overall game.

I’m going to keep running totals to determine who has the best season on Double Agents. The winner of this prestigious championship will be awarded the grand prize of nothing.

Let’s get to it.

RANKINGS

28. Amber M

We didn’t see anything from Amber M other than her getting demolished…

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