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Doomstead Diner Daily 8/20
« Reply #990 on: August 20, 2019, 05:59:06 AM »

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White House officials eyeing payroll tax cut in effort to reverse weakening economy

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Damian Paletta Damian Paletta Reporter covering economic policy Email Bio Follow August 19 at 4:27 PM Several senior White House officials have begun discussing whether to push for a temporary pay…


Trump is reportedly so worried about the threat of recession that he is considering reversing some of his signature China tariffs

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - The Trump administration is considering reversing some of US President Donald Trump's signature tariffs against China as one of a range of potential measures to protect a weakening US economy from re…


On Gun Violence, ‘We Need the Federal Government to Take Bold Steps’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed Amnesty International USA’s Ernest Coverson about guns and human rights for the August 16, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson…


Trump again appears to back away from gun background checks

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Josh Dawsey and Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow David Nakamura David Nakamura Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow August 19 at 8:36 PM President Trump…


Brexit: Donald Tusk rejects Boris Johnson's backstop proposal – live news

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Boris Johnson is meeting the EU’s two most powerful national leaders, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, later this week. Last night, ahead of those meetings, he released his first proposal since he …


Twitter Helped Chinese Government Promote Disinformation on Repression of Muslims

theintercept.com - Twitter helped to promote Chinese government propaganda and disinformation about the country’s controversial internment camps in the Xinjiang region, a review of the company’s advertising records rev…


Opinion | Move over, Illuminati. The conspiracy against Trump’s economy is massive.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Catherine Rampell Catherine Rampell Columnist covering economics, public policy, politics and culture Email Bio Follow Columnist August 19 at 6:48 PM When Barack Obama was president and the econom…


Trump, Cranking the Crazy to 11, Says Google Cost Him “16 Million Votes”

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - Donald Trump has spent a significant portion of the past two and a half years soothing his deeply fragile ego by insisting he would have beaten Hillary Clinton in the popular vote if not for rampant …


Opinion | Netanyahu Banned Omar And Tlaib Because The Occupation Must Be Hidden To Survive

forward.com - Most establishment American Jewish leaders think Israel’s decision to bar Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting the West Bank was, in the words of The Democratic Majority for Isr…


Israel Chooses Short-Term Land Grabs Over Long-Term Legitimacy

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - The case for Israel’s legitimacy and right to exist is one that is difficult to make. Israel is a state that was created for immigrant-settlers in a country that was fully inhabited and developed. Ye…


Manifestos of Hate: What White Terrorists Have in Common

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - Writing under the title of “If the El Paso shooter had been Muslim”, Moustafa Bayoumi stated the obvious. “If the El Paso shooter had been a Muslim,” Bayoumi wrote in the British Guardian newspaper o…


How America Ended Up With a White Supremacist President

eand.co - There’s little doubt by now that America has — as the zeitgeist finally goes — a white supremacist President. Opposition leaders and journalists are both finally — finally — saying it. I want to shar…


The developing world’s water crisis has arrived

[url=http://www.asiatimes.com]www.asiatimes.com[/url] - Developing economies across Asia, Africa and South America, known as the Global South, are steadily running out of drinking water and accessing what is available is blowing a major hole in household …


Trump wants to buy Greenland. Only one-third of Americans would be willing to offer more than $12 for the island

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - Americans aren't really interested in buying Greenland unless the price tag is cheap — really cheap. President Donald Trump has expressed interest in purchasing the icy island from Denmark, according…


‘We Can’t Waste a Drop.’ India Is Running Out of Water.

[url=http://www.wsj.com]www.wsj.com[/url] - LEH, India—The Ladakh region of northern India is one of the world’s highest, driest inhabited places. For cen


Amid Homelessness Crisis, Los Angeles Restricts Living In Vehicles

[url=http://www.npr.org]www.npr.org[/url] - RVs line neighborhood streets in Los Angeles, where nearly 10,000 people live in vehicles. Along a big, commercial street in Los Angeles' North Hollywood area, near a row of empty storefronts, about …


Stem cells could regenerate organs – but only if the body won't reject them

theconversation.com - Many of the most common diseases, like heart failure, liver failure, Type 1 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, occur when cells or whole organs fail to do their job. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if it wer…


Amid the Kale and Corn, Fears of White Supremacy at the Farmers’ Market

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Justin Williams was baking a tray of gluten-free seeded bread for the next morning’s farmers’ market when his phone buzzed. It was a friend who grows organic sprouts, nervously wo…


Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before his death

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in jail, new court records show, opening a new legal front in what could be a lengthy battle over the disgraced financier’s fortun…


Could a lack of humility be at the root of what ails America?

voxpopulisphere.com - There are a lot of reasons behind the political polarization of the country and the deterioration of civic discourse. I wonder if a lack of humility is one of them. In his recent book, “The Death of …


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Doomstead Diner Daily 8/21
« Reply #991 on: August 21, 2019, 03:52:47 AM »

Doomstead Diner Daily August 21


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Corporate Media Filled With Nameless Voices Attacking Progressive Democrats

fair.org - The Democratic Party establishment wants you to know that they’re not afraid of primary challenges from the Justice Democrats—a progressive political action committee that runs progressive candidates…


Trump postpones Denmark trip after prime minister declines to sell him Greenland

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Felicia Sonmez , Felicia Sonmez National reporter on The Washington Post's breaking political news team Email Bio Follow Anne Gearan and Anne Gearan White House reporter Email Bio Follow Damian Pa…


The U.S. is nearing a deal with the Taliban. But another major threat looms in Afghanistan: The Islamic State.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - More than 60 people were killed and dozens were hurt in an explosion targeting a wedding in Kabul on Aug. 18, the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital in recent months. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Imag…


Brexit: Boris Johnson prepares to visit Berlin as minister struggles to defend his 'collaboration' jibe - live news

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Boris Johnson is making his first visit abroad as prime minister today when he visits Berlin for dinner with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. What could possibly go wrong? Well, Basil Fawlty-sty…


The Justice Department’s Disgraceful Effort to Shield Trump From Congressional Oversight

slate.com - Attorney General William Barr speaks at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University School of Law on July 23 in New York City. On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed a d…


White House Looked Into Ways to Block Migrant Children From Going to School

[url=http://www.bloomberg.com]www.bloomberg.com[/url] - A child paints a sign during a protest rally outside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, in Florida. Photographer: Gaston De Cardenas/AFP via Getty Images Photographer: Gaston…


Despite rhetoric, Turkey complies with U.S. oil sanctions on Iran - Reuters

[url=http://www.reuters.com]www.reuters.com[/url] - ISTANBUL, May 21 (Reuters) - Turkey has closed its ports to Iranian oil, fully complying with U.S. sanctions against its main supplier, despite Ankara publicly criticising the United States’ move to …


Trump Accuses Most American Jews of “Disloyalty” to Israel, Deploying Anti-Semitic Trope

theintercept.com - That group, the Republican Jewish Coalition, defended Trump on Tuesday, accusing the 79 percent of American Jews who voted for Democratic candidates in the 2018 midterms of defending “a party that pr…


Vatican invokes Cardinal George Pell's 'right to appeal' after child sexual abuse conviction upheld

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The most senior Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of child sexual abuse, Cardinal George Pell, has lost his appeal against his conviction, but maintains he is innocent. In a brief statemen…


Some of the Country’s Worst Prisons Have Escaped Justice Department Action — ProPublica

[url=http://www.propublica.org]www.propublica.org[/url] - This article was produced in partnership with the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. This story is part of an ongoing investi…


Opinion | Of course Trump backtracks on gun reform. He lacks the courage.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Editorial Board August 20 at 7:35 PM FOR A moment, it seemed as though what was usually assumed in Washington could no longer be taken for granted. President Trump was promising “very meaningful b…


The Pentagon is building a ‘self-aware’ killer robot army fueled by social media

medium.com - This exclusive is published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a crowd-funded investigative journalism project for the global commons This exclusive is published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a crowd-funded investi…


Climate Data Is Being Privatized. Will the Public Lose Out?

undark.org - People watch a wildfire in the town of Rafina, near Athens, Greece on July 23, 2018. Extreme weather events are expected to become more common as the climate changes. How do we avoid a future in whic…


The Amazon Is on Fire and the Smoke Can Be Seen from Space

[url=http://www.vice.com]www.vice.com[/url] - In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo, Brazil went dark. The city, along with parts of the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Paraná, was blanketed by smoke from wildfires ragi…


Blood...or Soil? Fascism, Leftism, and the Coming Food Crises

abeautifulresistance.org - But of course no such revolt occurred in the 1980's, and the rural farming populations now lean right-wing. Not just right, but far-right, a situation quite similar to the rural farming populations i…


Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change

blogs.scientificamerican.com - Recently, the U.K. Met Office announced a revision to the Hadley Center historical analysis of sea surface temperatures (SST), suggesting that the oceans have warmed about 0.1 degree Celsius more tha…


The Anthropocene Is a Joke

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Humans are now living in a new geological epoch of our own making: the Anthropocene. Or so we’re told. Whereas some epochs in Earth history stretch more than 40 million years, this new chapter starte…


The US won't provide flu vaccines to migrant families at border detention camps

[url=http://www.cnbc.com]www.cnbc.com[/url] - The U.S. won't be vaccinating migrant families in holding centers ahead of this year's flu season, despite calls from doctors to boost efforts to fight the infection that's killed at least three chil…


Sen. Elizabeth Warren Asks Why the Justice Department Went Easy on Big Banks — ProPublica

[url=http://www.propublica.org]www.propublica.org[/url] - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. This …


Opinion - Israel Is Not A U.S. Ally

[url=http://www.informationclearinghouse.info]www.informationclearinghouse.info[/url] - Andrew Sullivan comments on the U.S.-Israel relationship and the role of “pro-Israel” lobbying groups in our politics in a new essay. There are several things that I think Sullivan gets wrong, but pe…


4 Emergency Supplies All Preppers Should Have in Storage

[url=http://www.doomsdaymoose.com]www.doomsdaymoose.com[/url] - Recent weather events, civil unrest and failures in distribution and services have made it clear that prepping for emergencies and disasters is important for the survival of yourself and your family.…


Why I Say that this Civilisation is Finished - Resilience

[url=http://www.resilience.org]www.resilience.org[/url] - It has been a huge privilege to be involved with Extinction Rebellion, for nearly a year now. For the first time in years I feel a growing glimmer of hope for humanity. Finally, we are seeing a mass …


Study concludes that nature benefits when more women make land management decisions

news.mongabay.com - The cause of conservation is advanced more assuredly when more women are included among the groups making land management decisions, new research finds. The study, led by researchers at the Universit…


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"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Doomstead Diner Daily 8/23
« Reply #992 on: August 23, 2019, 04:13:23 AM »


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Amazon on fire: 'The earth isn’t dying. It’s being killed.'

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - The Amazon rainforest doesn't need prayers, it needs protectors. The Amazon rainforest has hit a new record – and not the good kind. With 72,843 fires detected so far this year by Brazil’s National I…


Reporting on Global Crises Like Amazon Fires, Media Need to Focus on Who’s Fighting Them

fair.org - More and more media are reporting on fires tearing through the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. There has been a marked increase in fires in Brazil concurrent with an increase in illegal—and climate-disr…


Trump has 62 percent disapproval rating in new AP poll

thehill.com - The majority of Americans in a new poll disapproves of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events i…


The Madness of King Donald

timestribuneblogs.com - Though he reigns supreme among Shakespeare‘s tragic characters, King Lear looks clear-headed and clean-living compared to President Trump. Lear’s naked Narcissism and incompetence brought him to the …


Bibles but Not Textbooks: Trump’s Tariff Exemptions Pick Winners and Losers — ProPublica

[url=http://www.propublica.org]www.propublica.org[/url] - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Presi…


How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon — ProPublica

[url=http://www.propublica.org]www.propublica.org[/url] - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. On Au…


'It's devastating'. End of GM in Ohio town as Trump fails to bring back midwest jobs

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - For years, the General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, employed 8,000 workers in the Mahoning valley. In a rust belt region that has become synonymous with industrial decline, following the closure …


The Enemy Within: Bribes Bore a Hole in the U.S. Border

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Homeland Security officials, acknowledging that internal corruption is a problem, have hired more internal affairs investigators, provided ethics training and started to administer polygraph tests to…


Iceland's Prime Minister To Skip Meeting With VP Mike Pence

[url=http://www.npr.org]www.npr.org[/url] - Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU summit in Brussels in March. The top leader of Iceland said she will miss a visit to her tiny North Atlanti…


Notes on Inauthenticity in a Creeping Fascist Nuthouse

[url=http://www.counterpunch.org]www.counterpunch.org[/url] - Among the suggestions I would have made to the Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley had I been an editor of his important book How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them (Random House, 2018), …


Siberia just experienced wildfires on a staggering scale. Russia is rethinking how to fight them

[url=http://www.latimes.com]www.latimes.com[/url] - Four years ago, Russia instituted a policy of letting remote forest fires burn unless it made sense economically to put them out. Environmentalists warned that the new rules would intensify Siberia’s…


White nationalists' extreme solution to the coming environmental apocalypse

theconversation.com - White nationalists around the world are appropriating the language of environmentalism. The white nationalist who allegedly massacred 22 people in El Paso in early August posted a four-page screed on…


France tries to orchestrate a no-drama G-7 summit, but Trump is the X factor

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Karen DeYoung and Karen DeYoung Associate editor and senior national security correspondent Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow August 22 at…


On the Front Lines of Bolsonaro’s War on the Amazon, Brazil’s Forest Communities Fight Against Climate Catastrophe

theintercept.com - The river basin at the center of Latin America called the Amazon is roughly the size of Australia. Created at the beginning of the world by a smashing of tectonic plates, it was the cradle of inland …


Amazon rainforest fires: global leaders urged to divert Brazil from 'suicide' path

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - International pressure may be the only way to stop the Brazilian government from taking a “suicide” path in the Amazon, one of the country’s most respected scientists has said, as the world’s biggest…


Russian cities are still choking under smoke from massive Siberian wildfires

[url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - Russia is now on track to have a record year for wildfires as hundreds of blazes torch huge swaths of Siberia for the third month in a row after an unusually hot and dry summer left forests primed to…


Scientists Definitively Debunk the Biggest Climate Change Lie

[url=http://www.truthdig.com]www.truthdig.com[/url] - European and US scientists have cleared up a point that has been nagging away at climate science for decades: not only is the planet warming faster than at any time in the last 2,000 years, but this …


Fires in the Amazon could be part of a doomsday scenario that sees the rainforest spewing carbon into the atmosphere and speeding up climate change even more

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - The record number of fires raging across the Amazon rainforest in 2019 could be part of a doomsday "dieback" scenario in which the rainforest spews carbon into the atmosphere and speeds up climate ch…


Why is the US preparing for nuclear war with Russia and China?

[url=http://www.wsws.org]www.wsws.org[/url] - After withdrawing from the landmark Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, the United States has been barreling ahead with its preparations to fight a nuclear war with China, Russia, or both…


Leaked documents show Brazil’s Bolsonaro has grave plans for Amazon rainforest

[url=http://www.opendemocracy.net]www.opendemocracy.net[/url] - In February, ministers Gustavo Bebianno (Secretary-General of the Presidency), Ricardo Salles (Environment) and Damares Alves (Women, Family and Human Rights) traveled to Tiriós (Pará) to speak with …


Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm

theconversation.com - Earth is seeing an unprecedented loss of species, which some ecologists are calling a sixth mass extinction. In May, a United Nations report warned that 1 million species are threatened by extinction…


Emails Show Monsanto Orchestrated GOP Effort to Intimidate Cancer Researchers

theintercept.com - The following year, FTI Government Affairs, one of several consulting firms guiding Monsanto’s political response to the IARC decision, assisted GOP lawmakers with an effort to investigate U.S. suppo…


Poor and rich face economic loss as world warms | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - Yet another study predicts economic loss as the world gets hotter. And the richer nations will also feel the pain. LONDON, 23 August, 2019 – By the close of the century, the United States could be mo…


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"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Doomstead Diner Daily 8/24
« Reply #993 on: August 24, 2019, 03:39:24 AM »

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Biarritz in lockdown as G7 summit descends on French resort

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url]- The French seaside resort of Biarritz is under lockdown by security forces ahead of the G7 summit, with more than 13,000 police as well as a special magistrates court set up to try anyone committing …


Trump retaliates in trade war by escalating tariffs on Chinese imports and demanding companies cut ties with China

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Jeff Stein , Jeff Stein Economic policy reporter Email Bio Follow Taylor Telford , Taylor Telford Reporter covering national and breaking news Email Bio Follow Gerry Shih and Gerry Shih China Corr…


Hong Kong: tens of thousands turn out to protest against new surveillance tactics

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Riot police have thrown teargas at thousands of protesters and beat many of them after a tense stand-off in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands of demonstrators were holding an anti-government rally on Satu…


GOP Lobbyists Help Brazil Recruit U.S. Companies to Exploit the Amazon

theintercept.com - The crisis in the Amazon comes as Brazil is now governed by an administration openly hostile to environmental concerns and Indigenous communities. President Jair Bolsonaro, a former Army captain once…


Report Shows Corporations and Bolsonaro Teaming Up to Destroy the Amazon

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - As deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest reaches the highest level in a decade, the rainforest’s indigenous peoples and their supporters have called for action against the political and busines…


GateHouse’s Takeover of Gannett: Bad News for Journalism and the Planet

fair.org - USA Today‘s “Just the FAQs” video (8/20/19) on the Amazon fires—which promises to explain, “How does this affect our planet?”—manages to avoid ever using the words “climate” or “global warming.” (The…


WaPo Complicit in Corruption of DC Council’s Corporate ‘Concierge’

fair.org - After years of hiding in plain sight, Jack Evans’ ethical problems are suddenly a story (WJLA, 3/5/19). When the FBI came knocking on DC Councilmember Jack Evans’ door in June, it set off an earthqua…


Trump talks about serving '14 more years' as president

news.yahoo.com - Donald Trump has again mused about serving more than the legal limit of two terms as US president, during an extraordinary back and forth with reporters outside the White House. “What they’re doing, …


Analysis | Trump is flailing to blame someone, anyone, for an economy he’s increasingly anxious about

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Amber Phillips Amber Phillips Reporter for The Fix covering Congress, statehouses Email Bio Follow August 23 at 1:31 PM ....My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?…


Unsealed Filings Detail Felix Sater’s Work as an Intelligence Asset, With Significant Gaps

theintercept.com - Felix Sater was among the most closely held secrets for federal prosecutors and investigators in New York for nearly a decade. Two documents unsealed today following a request by The Intercept reveal…


The Genesis and Evolution of the Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Clinton Relationship

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - On August 10th, and for several days after, speculation swirled after it was announced that Jeffrey Epstein had been found dead in his cell. His cause of death has officially been ruled suicide by ha…


'I hereby order': Trump mocked for highly formal, meaningless decree

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Leaning further into a burgeoning economic war with China of his own design, Donald Trump on Friday levied a series of bizarre demands of American companies who do business in the country. They inclu…


We'd Better Retreat from the Coasts While We Still Can, Scientists Urge Amid Climate Crisis

[url=http://www.livescience.com]www.livescience.com[/url] - As many as 1 billion people are expected to be forced out of their homes by the droughts, floods, fires and famines associated with runaway climate change over the next 30 years — and they all have t…


Amazon deforestation is close to tipping point

phys.org - Deforestation of the Amazon is about to reach a threshold beyond which the region's tropical rainforest may undergo irreversible changes that transform the landscape into degraded savanna with sparse…


Sydney's water supply falling at fastest rate on record due to drought 

uk.reuters.com - SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s biggest city Sydney is running down its water supply at the fastest rate on record with dams expected to fall below half maximum capacity due to the worst drought on re…


Constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe: Framers would tell us to impeach him right now

[url=http://www.salon.com]www.salon.com[/url] - In an effort to answer these questions and many others, I recently spoke with Laurence Tribe, a leading scholar of constitutional law and the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University. …


State Tax Breaks Rewarded Companies Connected to One Powerful Man. The Governor Just Killed Them — for Now. — ProPublica

[url=http://www.propublica.org]www.propublica.org[/url] - This article was produced in partnership with WNYC, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProP…


If Property Rights Were Real, Climate-Destroying Companies Would Be Sued Out Of Existence | Current Affairs

[url=http://www.currentaffairs.org]www.currentaffairs.org[/url] - If I have a piece of property, and you damage my property, I can sue you. Tort law, which exists to compensate parties for harms, operates on fairly “conservative” premises: When your rights are infr…


The case for strategic and managed climate retreat

science.sciencemag.org - Faced with global warming, rising sea levels, and the climate-related extremes they intensify, the question is no longer whether some communities will retreat—moving people and assets out of harm's w…


Andrew Yang Was Absolutely Right That It's 'Too Late' Over Climate Change, NASA Scientist Says

nextshark.com - Scientists at NASA have just backed Andrew Yang on his dark but realistic climate change response from the second Democratic debate weeks ago. Immediately after the debate political pundits criticize…


From Flying Spiders to Global Warming, a Hymn for a Windswept Planet

undark.org - How easy it is to imagine weather as a force wholly imposed upon us. We shake our fists at rain on the day of an outing, at snow entombing our cars. The causes of that rain or snow are complex, invol…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 8/25
« Reply #994 on: August 25, 2019, 06:19:09 AM »

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Trump wishes he’d raised tariffs even higher on China as trade war escalates

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - French President Emmanuel Macro and President Trump participate in a working session on the Global Economy, Foreign Policy, and Security Affairs at the G-7 summit Sunday in Biarritz, France. (Andrew …


Boris Johnson seeks legal advice on five-week parliament closure ahead of Brexit

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Boris Johnson has asked the attorney general, Geoffrey Cox, whether parliament can be shut down for five weeks from 9 September in what appears to be a concerted plan to stop MPs forcing a further ex…


Hong Kong protests: police fire teargas at demonstrators in triad-linked district

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Police have fired teargas at protesters after tens of thousands of people poured on to the streets on a rainy day in a Hong Kong area noted for its links with triad gangsters, where demonstrators wer…


Syrian government forces advance on Idlib, surround Turkish troops

[url=http://www.haaretz.com]www.haaretz.com[/url] - A heavily fortified Turkish observation post in the northwestern village of Morek was surrounded on all sides by Syrian troops who had captured wide swathes of land from insurgents over the past thre…


Six polls and more than 6,000 interviews show Trump's approval dropping

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - And while the shift in our CNN poll is not statistically significant given the margin of error of +/- 4 points, it's not the only poll to show that Trump's approval rating is down. Take a look at the…


Scaramucci calls Trump ‘Trumpnobyl,’ says ‘he’s melting down’

[url=http://www.msnbc.com]www.msnbc.com[/url] - Donald Trump calling himself ‘the chosen one’ among other controversial statements have led many to allege that the president is engaging in increasing erratic behavior. Anthony Scaramucci, former Wh…


Twitter Helped Chinese Government Promote Disinformation on Repression of Uighurs

theintercept.com - Twitter helped to promote Chinese government propaganda and disinformation about the country’s controversial internment camps in the Xinjiang region, a review of the company’s advertising records rev…


After international criticism, Bolsonaro deploys military to fight Amazon fires

[url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - The Brazilian military began an operation on Saturday to fight the fires that have both ravaged huge swathes of the Amazon rainforest for two weeks and threatened to ignite global political disputes.…


The Climate Crisis Is Moving Us Toward a Food Catastrophe

[url=http://www.rollingstone.com]www.rollingstone.com[/url] - The world’s top climate scientists released a harrowing new report in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday that lays bare the stakes for humanity, as well as the urgent transformations necessary if we’re …


Trump’s company could save millions if interest rates fall as he demands

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Jonathan O'Connell , Jonathan O'Connell Reporter covering economic development with a focus on commercial real estate and the Trump Organization Email Bio Follow David A. Fahrenthold and David A. …


Trump Jokes About Making the Dow Fall Nearly 600 Points

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - Earlier today, Donald Trump caused the Dow Jones Industrial Average to fall hundreds of points after he embarked on one of his most belligerent, unhinged rants to date. Furious that China had (predic…


Trump's banks won't tell court if they have his tax returns

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - The heart of the dispute is whether the subpoenas were issued pursuant to a legislative matter, which lawyers for the US House of Representatives have argued, or whether their true purpose is an atte…


Amy Siskind's List Week 145

theweeklylist.org - This week, renewed questions surfaced about Trump’s mental health, as he referred to himself as the “King of Israel,” the “chosen one,” and “hereby ordered” U.S. companies to change their dealings wi…


For Toxic 'Forever' Chemicals, We Need More Than a Temporary Fix

undark.org - Toxic chemicals known as PFAS, prized for their fire resistant and water repellent properties, have seeped from contaminated sites into the drinking water supplies of millions of Americans. For much …


This Is How Trump Will Tank the Economy and His Presidency

nymag.com - I don’t know what the president expected Jay Powell to do. The Fed chairman’s remarks at the Jackson Hole Federal Reserve conference on Friday were in line with his comments after July’s Fed meeting,…


The Amazon Fires Are More Dangerous Than WMDs

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - If a country obtains chemical or biological weapons, the rest of the world tends to react with fury—or at least it did in the not-so-distant past. Sanctions rained down on the proliferators, who were…


More Fires Now Burning in Angola, Congo Than Amazon: Maps

[url=http://www.bloomberg.com]www.bloomberg.com[/url] - Blazes burning in the Amazon have put heat on the environmental policies of President Jair Bolsonaro, but Brazil is actually third in the world in wildfires over the last 48 hours, according to MODIS…


Russian officials blame food for traces of radiation in doctor treating blast victims

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - A doctor who helped treat victims of the mysterious nuclear blast in Russia more than two weeks ago has traces of radiation in his muscle tissue, said regional officials, who blamed the readings on h…


Gabriel’s revolt: In 1800, he was savvy, armed and determined to end slavery in Virginia’s capital

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Shackles on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) By Gillian Brockell Gillian Brockell Staff writer for Retropolis Emai…


‘American Carnage’ Exposes the Republican Slide Into Trumpism

nymag.com - In the summer of 2016, Mick Mulvaney promised an experiment of sorts to resolve just what had motivated the Republican Party’s fanatical opposition to Barack Obama. Mulvaney proposed that the answer …


Bolsonaro enjoys comedy club outing as Amazon fires rage on

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - While the Amazon burned and Brazilians demonstrated their outrage, Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro went to a comedy club. As the president’s pre-recorded speech to the nation explaining h…


Inside America’s Dysfunctional Trillion-Dollar Fighter-Jet Program

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Again, it’s a problem that could be compounded by the move to full-rate production. As Lockheed is responsible for building a much larger number of jets and prioritizes delivering those new aircraft …


Death to America, Trump’s Secret Plan?

journal-neo.org - A mythology around Trump is growing, that he is secretly brilliant, secretly fighting “the swamp” and “Deep State” despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. To the majority of Americans, it’s bu…


Leaked Documents Show Brazil’s Bolsonaro Has Grave Plans for Amazon Rainforest

[url=http://www.ecowatch.com]www.ecowatch.com[/url] - Leaked documents show that Jair Bolsonaro's government intends to use the Brazilian president's hate speech to isolate minorities living in the Amazon region. The PowerPoint slides, which democraciaA…


Rising force: How Extinction Rebellion hopes to make a difference

[url=http://www.smh.com.au]www.smh.com.au[/url] - Queensland protesters deny the claims, stressing their commitment to non-violence. Meanwhile there is little sign that a government crackdown will deter those committed to civil disobedience, meaning…


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A Campaign Targeting Our Staff | The New York Times Company

[url=http://www.nytco.com]www.nytco.com[/url] - We published an article today revealing a coordinated campaign by President Trump’s allies to attack hundreds of journalists in retaliation for coverage of the administration. This unprecedented camp…


Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Trained as a lawyer, Mr. Schwartz has endeared himself to members of the president’s family by becoming one of their most aggressive defenders, known for badgering and threatening reporters and other…


G7: Trump's demands for Russia's readmission cause row in Biarritz

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Donald Trump has rowed with his fellow G7 leaders over his demand that Russia be readmitted to the group, rejecting arguments that it should remain an association of liberal democracies, according to…


Mixed signals, reversals cloud second day of G-7 summit

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - French President Emmanuel Macron and President Trump participate in a working session on the global economy, foreign policy and security affairs at the G-7 summit Sunday in Biarritz, France. (Andrew …


G-7 summit set to end with little consensus amid Trump’s mixed messaging on the trade war

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - First lady Melania Trump and President Trump depart following the Group of Seven leaders G-7 family photo with guests at the G-7 summit at the Hotel du Palais in Biarritz, France, Sunday, Aug. 25, 20…


Trump accuses news media of trying to make reelection more difficult

thehill.com - "Before I arrived in France, the Fake and Disgusting News was saying that relations with the 6 others countries in the G-7 are very tense, and that the two days of meetings will be a disaster," Trump…


Opinion | Xi’s choice: Destroy Trump, or save him and weaken America

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By David Von Drehle David Von Drehle Columnist focusing on national affairs and politics Email Bio Follow Columnist August 20 Like Mel Brooks as the king of France, it’s good to be Xi Jinping. Or so …


Hong Kong protests: dozens arrested as government warns of 'very dangerous situation'

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Dozens of people, including a 12-year-old, have been arrested after a night of escalating violence in Hong Kong that saw police fire a warning shot near protesters and use water cannon for the first …


Opinion | Mazel Tov, Trump. You’ve Revived the Jewish Left.

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - “It’s infuriating and intolerable,” said Sophie Ellman-Golan, 27, the former director of communications and digital outreach at the Women’s March organization, who is now working on a project to mobi…


Trump suggests 'nuking hurricanes' to stop them hitting America – report

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Donald Trump has reportedly suggested on more than one occasion that the US military should bomb hurricanes in order to disrupt them before they make landfall. According to US news website Axios, the…


Veggie burgers were living an idyllic little existence. Then they got caught in a war over the future of meat.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Beyond Meat uses technology to make products that hew closely to the taste and texture of meat. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News) By Laura Reiley Laura Reiley Reporter covering the business of food Email…


Opinion | Corporate panic about capitalism could be a turning point

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By David Ignatius David Ignatius Columnist covering foreign affairs Email Bio Follow Columnist August 20 “Evolve or die,” wrote hedge-fund billionaire Ray Dalio in a manifesto published in April titl…


Opinion | Trump’s Paradigm of the Personal

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - The fact that Jerome Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve, won’t attempt to manipulate the economy in ways Trump thinks would be favorable, but is instead operating as an independent thinker, Trump t…


The U.S. Border Patrol and an Israeli Military Contractor Are Putting a Native American Reservation Under “Persistent Surveillance”

theintercept.com - On the southwestern end of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s reservation, roughly 1 mile from a barbed-wire barricade marking Arizona’s border with the Mexican state of Sonora, Ofelia Rivas leads me to the…


Trump’s bid to buy Greenland shows that the ‘scramble for the Arctic’ is truly upon us

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Donald Trump’s cack-handed attempt to buy Greenland, and the shirty response of Denmark’s prime minister, provoked amusement last week. But it was mostly nervous laughter. The US intervention shone a…


Brexit: EU 'would block trade deal if Britain reneged on bill'

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The European Union would refuse to negotiate a trade deal with the UK if the government reneged on the Brexit bill, EU sources have said. At the G7 summit in Biarritz, Boris Johnson said it was a “si…


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‘It’s an Attempt to Impose a White Nationalist Vision of What America Is’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed author Sasha Abramsky about Trump’s new attack on immigrants for the August 23, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: It’s long…


Sixty-eight minutes in Biarritz: A glimpse into Trump’s unorthodox mind

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Josh Dawsey Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow August 26 at 4:09 PM BIARRITZ, France — For many minutes on Monday, President Trump stood on foreign soil at the close of…


Trump Went to the Mat for Putin at the G-7 Summit

nymag.com - Five years ago, Russia invaded neighboring Ukraine and stole a chunk of its territory, the first redrawing of an international border since World War II. As punishment, Russia was expelled from the G…


Near the airport, ample parking: Why Trump says his Florida golf club should host the next G-7

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Josh Dawsey and Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow David A. Fahrenthold David A. Fahrenthold Reporter covering the Trump family and its business interests. Email Bio Fo…


France’s Macron accuses Brazil’s Bolsonaro of ‘incredibly disrespectful’ comments about his wife

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - In this photograph taken on June 28, 2019, France's President Emmanuel Macron (L) and Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attend a meeting on the digital economy at the G-20 Summit in Osaka. (Jacques W…


The US-China trade war has escalated dramatically in recent weeks. Here’s a timeline of everything that’s happened so far.

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - May 5, 2019: After apparent progress in talks, the US accuses China of reneging on past trade commitments. Trump threatens to raise tariff rates and place duties on another $300 billion worth of Chin…


Erdogan Takes Case to Putin With Turkey Cornered Again in Syria

[url=http://www.bloomberg.com]www.bloomberg.com[/url] - Smoke billows during reported air strikes in northern Syria’s Idlib province on Aug. 19. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking a reprieve from Vladimir Putin as Russian-backed Syrian forc…


Indonesia picks site for new capital as Jakarta sinks

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - Floating houses on Mahakam river in Samarinda, near the site of the new capital.


Addicted to Fines: Small Towns Are Dangerously Dependent

[url=http://www.governing.com]www.governing.com[/url] - Flashing police lights are a common sight all along Interstate 75 in rural south Georgia. On one recent afternoon in Turner County, sheriff’s deputies pulled over a vehicle heading northbound and ano…


This Week in Doom August 26, 2019: The Lyin’ King

[url=http://www.doomsteaddiner.net]www.doomsteaddiner.net[/url] - From the keyboard of Surly1 Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666 Like us on Facebook Originally published on the Doomstead Diner on August 25, 2019 “The man who lies to himself and listens to his own l…


Harvard psychiatrist alleges Trump may have psychiatric disorders

[url=http://www.msnbc.com]www.msnbc.com[/url] - Donald Trump appeared to reverse his stance on the trade war with China during the G7 Summit, possibly expressing some reservations, and shocking many in the process. Dr. Lance Dodes, contributor to …


Why the CIA doesn't spy on the UAE - Reuters

[url=http://www.reuters.com]www.reuters.com[/url] - (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates finances the military leader trying to topple a United Nations-recognized government in Libya. It helps lead a coalition of nations imposing an economic blockade …


Comes the Official Story: Investigators scrutinizing video outside Epstein’s cell find some footage unusable, according to people familiar with the inquiry

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Carol D. Leonnig and Carol D. Leonnig National investigative reporter focused on the White House and government accountability Email Bio Follow Matt Zapotosky Matt Zapotosky National security repo…


Amazon rainforest fires: Brazil to reject $20m pledged by G7

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - A senior Brazilian official has told Emmanuel Macron to take care of “his home and his colonies” as Brazil rejected an offer from G7 countries of $20m (£16m) to help fight fires in the Amazon. “We ap…


The New Trail of Tears: How climate change is forcing the relocation of species, including our own

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - The New Trail of Tears: How climate change is forcing the relocation of species, including our own Guest post by Brian Stewart. Brian Stewart is a Professor of Physics at Wesleyan University who spec…


Beyond Meat and KFC partner to test fried, plant-based "chicken"

[url=http://www.theverge.com]www.theverge.com[/url] - It seems like most fast-food chains are getting in on the fake meat trend. Beyond Meat and KFC announced today that they’re testing fried plant-based nuggets and boneless wings — Beyond Fried Chicken…


World’s largest permafrost river dries to a record low

siberiantimes.com - In regional capital Yakutsk the water dropped so suddenly that hundreds of cargo ships and smaller boats were left stranded in the sand. Picture: Ruslan Ochirov The current water level means critical…


Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm

theconversation.com - Earth is seeing an unprecedented loss of species, which some ecologists are calling a sixth mass extinction. In May, a United Nations report warned that 1 million species are

Where there are more fires than the Amazon

[url=http://www.bbc.com]www.bbc.com[/url] - The severity of fires in the Amazon has prompted a global outcry. But, amid the protest, some are questioning how this compares with the rest of the world, with surprising results. The issue has got …


2019 to be ‘worst-ever year’ for wildfires in Siberia and ‘only rain can now extinguish flames’

siberiantimes.com - The total land destroyed by flames will soon exceed 2018 with weeks of the burning season still to go Territory covered with wildfires across Russia has reached its peak for the year so far, with som…

Death and destruction: this is David Koch's sad legacy | Alex Kotch

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - In 1992, billionaire industrialist David Koch was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and given just a few years to live. Thanks to his enormous wealth, he was able to purchase the best treatment…

David Koch’s Most Important Legacy Is the Election of Donald Trump

theintercept.com - David Koch, the fossil fuel industry billionaire who passed away on August 23 at the age of 79, spent the second half of his life building a political power structure alongside his brother Charles th…

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Doomstead Diner Daily August 27

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‘It’s an Attempt to Impose a White Nationalist Vision of What America Is’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed author Sasha Abramsky about Trump’s new attack on immigrants for the August 23, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: It’s long…


Sixty-eight minutes in Biarritz: A glimpse into Trump’s unorthodox mind

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Josh Dawsey Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow August 26 at 4:09 PM BIARRITZ, France — For many minutes on Monday, President Trump stood on foreign soil at the close of…


Trump Went to the Mat for Putin at the G-7 Summit

nymag.com - Five years ago, Russia invaded neighboring Ukraine and stole a chunk of its territory, the first redrawing of an international border since World War II. As punishment, Russia was expelled from the G…


Near the airport, ample parking: Why Trump says his Florida golf club should host the next G-7

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Josh Dawsey and Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow David A. Fahrenthold David A. Fahrenthold Reporter covering the Trump family and its business interests. Email Bio Fo…


France’s Macron accuses Brazil’s Bolsonaro of ‘incredibly disrespectful’ comments about his wife

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - In this photograph taken on June 28, 2019, France's President Emmanuel Macron (L) and Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attend a meeting on the digital economy at the G-20 Summit in Osaka. (Jacques W…


The US-China trade war has escalated dramatically in recent weeks. Here’s a timeline of everything that’s happened so far.

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - May 5, 2019: After apparent progress in talks, the US accuses China of reneging on past trade commitments. Trump threatens to raise tariff rates and place duties on another $300 billion worth of Chin…


Erdogan Takes Case to Putin With Turkey Cornered Again in Syria

[url=http://www.bloomberg.com]www.bloomberg.com[/url] - Smoke billows during reported air strikes in northern Syria’s Idlib province on Aug. 19. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking a reprieve from Vladimir Putin as Russian-backed Syrian forc…


Indonesia picks site for new capital as Jakarta sinks

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - Floating houses on Mahakam river in Samarinda, near the site of the new capital.


Addicted to Fines: Small Towns Are Dangerously Dependent

[url=http://www.governing.com]www.governing.com[/url] - Flashing police lights are a common sight all along Interstate 75 in rural south Georgia. On one recent afternoon in Turner County, sheriff’s deputies pulled over a vehicle heading northbound and ano…


This Week in Doom August 26, 2019: The Lyin’ King

[url=http://www.doomsteaddiner.net]www.doomsteaddiner.net[/url] - From the keyboard of Surly1 Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666 Like us on Facebook Originally published on the Doomstead Diner on August 25, 2019 “The man who lies to himself and listens to his own l…


Harvard psychiatrist alleges Trump may have psychiatric disorders

[url=http://www.msnbc.com]www.msnbc.com[/url] - Donald Trump appeared to reverse his stance on the trade war with China during the G7 Summit, possibly expressing some reservations, and shocking many in the process. Dr. Lance Dodes, contributor to …


Why the CIA doesn't spy on the UAE - Reuters

[url=http://www.reuters.com]www.reuters.com[/url] - (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates finances the military leader trying to topple a United Nations-recognized government in Libya. It helps lead a coalition of nations imposing an economic blockade …


Comes the Official Story: Investigators scrutinizing video outside Epstein’s cell find some footage unusable, according to people familiar with the inquiry

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Carol D. Leonnig and Carol D. Leonnig National investigative reporter focused on the White House and government accountability Email Bio Follow Matt Zapotosky Matt Zapotosky National security repo…


Amazon rainforest fires: Brazil to reject $20m pledged by G7

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - A senior Brazilian official has told Emmanuel Macron to take care of “his home and his colonies” as Brazil rejected an offer from G7 countries of $20m (£16m) to help fight fires in the Amazon. “We ap…


The New Trail of Tears: How climate change is forcing the relocation of species, including our own

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - The New Trail of Tears: How climate change is forcing the relocation of species, including our own Guest post by Brian Stewart. Brian Stewart is a Professor of Physics at Wesleyan University who spec…


Beyond Meat and KFC partner to test fried, plant-based "chicken"

[url=http://www.theverge.com]www.theverge.com[/url] - It seems like most fast-food chains are getting in on the fake meat trend. Beyond Meat and KFC announced today that they’re testing fried plant-based nuggets and boneless wings — Beyond Fried Chicken…


World’s largest permafrost river dries to a record low

siberiantimes.com - In regional capital Yakutsk the water dropped so suddenly that hundreds of cargo ships and smaller boats were left stranded in the sand. Picture: Ruslan Ochirov The current water level means critical…


Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm

theconversation.com - Earth is seeing an unprecedented loss of species, which some ecologists are calling a sixth mass extinction. In May, a United Nations report warned that 1 million species are

Where there are more fires than the Amazon

[url=http://www.bbc.com]www.bbc.com[/url] - The severity of fires in the Amazon has prompted a global outcry. But, amid the protest, some are questioning how this compares with the rest of the world, with surprising results. The issue has got …


2019 to be ‘worst-ever year’ for wildfires in Siberia and ‘only rain can now extinguish flames’

siberiantimes.com - The total land destroyed by flames will soon exceed 2018 with weeks of the burning season still to go Territory covered with wildfires across Russia has reached its peak for the year so far, with som…

Death and destruction: this is David Koch's sad legacy | Alex Kotch

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - In 1992, billionaire industrialist David Koch was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and given just a few years to live. Thanks to his enormous wealth, he was able to purchase the best treatment…

David Koch’s Most Important Legacy Is the Election of Donald Trump

theintercept.com - David Koch, the fossil fuel industry billionaire who passed away on August 23 at the age of 79, spent the second half of his life building a political power structure alongside his brother Charles th…

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« Reply #998 on: August 27, 2019, 06:11:51 PM »

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I got a lil' boots on the ground intel report from a friend of mine this a.m. whilst performing my tax donkey duties for Uncle C ............

My friend Terry who's a neighbor of mine is a 70 something retired casino boss from the mob days of vegas baby.........

Your BFF, "45" has a good reason for not allowing gaming on his towers in vegas baby  :coffee:

Jerk my chain & I'll give you the low down dirt on his Orange Julius wormy self.

Don't be coy, AZ... spill yer guts!
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« Reply #999 on: August 27, 2019, 06:41:46 PM »

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I got a lil' boots on the ground intel report from a friend of mine this a.m. whilst performing my tax donkey duties for Uncle C ............

My friend Terry who's a neighbor of mine is a 70 something retired casino boss from the mob days of vegas baby.........

Your BFF, "45" has a good reason for not allowing gaming on his towers in vegas baby  :coffee:

Jerk my chain & I'll give you the low down dirt on his Orange Julius wormy self.

Don't be coy, AZ... spill yer guts!


My friend Terry had personal experience in requesting that the Nv. Gaming commission grant him a Casino Managers license.

That newbie paperwork he had to fill out was 60 thats SIX Zero pages of personal probing questions into all aspects of his life.

The Casino License holder or newbie owners paperwork was over 100 pages of data on the applicant. 45 wasn't willing to divulge that much data to
be in the fold with those cats.

My next question is this. When 45 owned that Atlantic City property he either wasn't as concerned about the release of data in those days & or
hadn't yet committed to run for Prez.

I'm sure those properties on the Vegas strip are giving him a nice return on investment or are a way to cook the books legally (or so they say)

I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world.
You don’t know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind

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Purdue Pharma in talks over multibillion-dollar deal to settle more than 2,000 opioid lawsuits

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Boris Johnson moves to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit deadline

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Brexit: Speaker John Bercow calls parliamentary suspension 'constitutional outrage' – live

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Trump pushes to allow new logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest

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As Puerto Rico Braces For Storm, DHS, FEMA To Move $271 Million To Border Operations

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The Proud Boys’ Real Target

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'A nuclear option': Hong Kong and the threat of the emergency law

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Opinion | Trump is lying to farmers’ faces, and they’re finally getting angry about it

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Corporate Media Take the Trump Line on Trade

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New York Times eliminates its public editor

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MASSIVE GLACIER COLLAPSE Caught on Camera! (Ilulissat, Greenland)

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10 Things To Do Before a Hurricane Hits

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Steve Schwarzman, a Top Financier of Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump, Is a Driving Force Behind Amazon Deforestation

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Trump Campaign: ‘Remind AOC and Democrats That This Is Our Country, Not Theirs’

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Conservatives Want a ‘Republic’ to Protect Privileges

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One Campus. Seven Professors Facing Harassment Accusations. Few Consequences. — ProPublica

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The Extortion Economy: How Insurance Companies Are Fueling a Rise in Ransomware Attacks — ProPublica

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143 Refugees Arrested as Greek Police Begin Exarcheia Raids

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Strengthening Hurricane Dorian is a growing threat to Florida Labor Day weekend

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Trump admin pulling millions from FEMA disaster relief to send to southern border

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Immigrants in US Military Face New Citizenship Rule for Kids

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The Trump Secrets Hiding Inside Deutsche Bank

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When Ilhan Omar Is Accused of Anti-Semitism, It’s News. When a Republican Smears Muslims, There’s Silence.

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Recent Israeli Attacks "Significantly Weakened" Syria's Air-Defense Systems

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With Hong Kong in turmoil, questions grow over leader’s refusal to offer concessions to protesters

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Chinese troop movement into Hong Kong prompts unease

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Amazon's indigenous warriors take on invading loggers and ranchers

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Why Libertarianism Will Kill Us All | Current Affairs

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What are Russian special operations forces doing in Idlib? | Syria

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US military is a bigger polluter than as many as 140 countries – shrinking this war machine is a must

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A Northwest Passage Journey Finds Little Ice and Big Changes

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How the Plastics Industry Is Fighting to Keep Polluting the World

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Unwanted emails dump 28,397 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere every day

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The US is drowning in natural gas, yet they keep drilling and fracking

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The winter was dry, the spring will likely be dry – here's why

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Los Angeles has lined up record-cheap solar power. But there's a problem

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E.P.A. to Roll Back Regulations on Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas

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Will Your Job Be Replaced by Robots?

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Cryptology from the crypt: how I cracked a 70-year-old coded message from beyond the grave

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NYT Steers Dems Away From the Obvious Formula for Defeating Trump

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Hurricane Dorian Totally Misses Puerto Rico and is Heading Straight for Mar-a-Lago

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Democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Andy Chan are arrested in Hong Kong

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Spread of measles to at-risk Pacific Islands 'inevitable' after major New Zealand outbreak

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Trump seriously considering blocking $250M in military aid to Ukraine

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Trump's Trade Mayhem Hurts the Working Class

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Johnson’s proroguing of Parliament: The British ruling class declares war on democratic rights

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Queen Elizabeth to be evacuated in case of Brexit unrest: media - Reuters

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How Dark Money From Overseas Flows Into Boris Johnson's Government

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Sick Migrants Undergoing Lifesaving Care Can Now Be Deported

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Was the FBI Leaking to Rudy Giuliani?

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The Amazon, Siberia, Indonesia: A World of Fire

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NASA Images Capture Worst Siberian Wildfires in 10,000 Years

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Leaked Draft of UN Climate Report: Warming Oceans ‘Poised to Unleash Misery’

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The Genesis and Evolution of the Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Clinton Relationship

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Amazon Is Looking More and More Like a Nation-State

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The Man Who Couldn’t Take It Anymore

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How Ohio’s Chamber of Commerce Killed an Anti-Pollution Bill of Rights

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China expels Wall Street Journal reporter over coverage of Xi’s family

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Babies, Chiropractors, and the Curse of Wishful Thinking

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US spies say Trump's G7 performance suggests he's either a 'Russian asset' or a 'useful idiot' for Putin

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Trump may have revealed US military secrets by tweeting a photo to taunt Iran

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Potentially disastrous Hurricane Dorian strengthens to Category 4 as it targets Florida and Southeast U.S.

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Brexit: thousands expected to join protests against prorogation

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators are expected to take to the streets across Britain on Saturday to protest against Boris Johnson’s move to suspend parliament. Organisers are backing the use of …


'Absolute chaos for months': Shoppers here 'facing empty shelves within days of no-deal Brexit'

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Death Toll From DR Congo Ebola Outbreak Climbs Over 2,000

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Hong Kong protesters take to streets despite police ban

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ACTION ALERT: NYT Presents Murder of a Palestinian Boy as ‘National Trauma’—for Jewish Israelis

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Suspected Assassin In The Berlin Killing Used Fake Identity Documents

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Porn-stache Bolton sidelined from Afghanistan policy as his standing with Trump falters

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Larry Fink, Joe Biden’s Wall Street Ally, is Deeply Invested in Amazon Cattle Ranching, a Force Behind Deforestation

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Fredo Jr. Headlined a Rally in Kentucky and It Was a Total Disaster

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Film Official Secrets Is Tip of Mammoth Iceberg

fair.org - Two-time Oscar nominee Keira Knightley is known for being in period pieces such as Pride and Prejudice, so her playing the lead in the new film Official Secrets, released in the US on Friday, August …


He Spent Years Infiltrating White Supremacist Groups. Here’s What He Has to Say About What’s Going on Now. — ProPublica

[url=http://www.propublica.org]www.propublica.org[/url] - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Late …


Brace for food wars: science writer issues warning to world

[url=http://www.enca.com]www.enca.com[/url] - ROME - The world must act now to avoid conflict over food, land and water spreading from hot spots such as Syria to power centres like London and New York, according to a top science writer. Julian C…


Minimum wage doesn't cover the rent anywhere in the U.S.

[url=http://www.cbsnews.com]www.cbsnews.com[/url] - A minimum-wage worker would have to put in lots of overtime to be able to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment anywhere in the country. And downsizing to a one-bedroom pad barely helps. Even with s…


Amazon Forests Vanish at Breakneck Speed. It’s Not Just in Brazil.

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - The opening of China’s beef market to Bolivian exporters is thought to be driving some of the forest loss this year as ranchers seek pastures for expanding herds. After trying to play down fires in t…


Instead of school supplies, this year I’m shopping for a bulletproof backpack | Judi Zirin

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - I have always loved the end of summer’s lazy promise of infinite possibility, the late August back to school buzz of limitless potential. Instead of shopping for school supplies and first day of scho…


California's disappearing sea snails carry a grim climate warning

[url=http://www.nationalgeographic.com]www.nationalgeographic.com[/url] - Many people have never eaten—or even heard of—red abalone, a species of sea snail that lives suctioned onto boulders and feeds on the lush kelp forests of Northern California. Abalone is a much-sough…


Scientists discover evidence for past high-level sea rise

phys.org - An international team of scientists, studying evidence preserved in speleothems in a coastal cave, illustrate that more than three million years ago—a time in which the Earth was two to three degrees…


The Peopling of the Americas: Evidence for Multiple Models - Dead Things

blogs.discovermagazine.com - A new review of evidence for the peopling of the Americas suggests both coastal and interior routes, such as through this Alaskan landscape, were possible. (Credit: Ben A. Potter) Exactly how and whe…


Trump Hits Lebanon Bank with Sanctions His Go-to Econo-Battering Ram

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - BEIRUT — Economic sanctions are not only a very important topic in present international relations but have also come to pepper daily news headlines. Sanctions have become an increasingly prevalent m…


Do the Brazil Amazon fires justify environmental interventionism? | Lawrence Douglas

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The horrific destruction of the Amazon rainforest under Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, raises a pressing question for the world community: do the prerogatives of sovereignty entitle a …


Christian radio host: ‘Educated women’ make for horrible wives and mothers

deadstate.org - GOP Rep. Sean Duffy announced he’s resigning from Congress because his wife, Fox News commentator Rachel Campos-Duffy is pregnant with their ninth child — a child who will likely have to undergo hear…


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‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Dorian barrels toward Southeast U.S. with a forecast path perilously close to Florida

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Jason Samenow Jason Samenow Editor and writer covering weather and climate Email Bio Follow August 31 at 11:31 PM With peak winds of 150 mph, Hurricane Dorian is as imposing and threatening as eve…


5 Dead, 21 Injured in West Texas Shooting Spree

[url=http://www.thedailybeast.com]www.thedailybeast.com[/url] - Five people were killed and at least 21 were wounded—including three police officers and a 17-month-old child shot in the face—when a man armed with a rifle carried out a terrifying rampage in west T…


From Bodmin to Berlin, crowds vent their fury at Boris Johnson’s ‘coup’

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - In Cambridge’s Market Square, a crowd of families, young people and silver-haired academics listened as Percy Bysshe Shelley’s The Masque of Anarchy was read out. Many joined in, from memory, making …


Brexit: Gove refuses to rule out ignoring any law passed to stop no deal

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Michael Gove has repeatedly refused to rule out the possibility that the government could ignore any law passed by parliament to stop a no-deal Brexit and insisted there would be no food shortages if…


Boris Johnson’s Parliamentary Runaround

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - Back on April 11th, Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, said that he had a message for his “British friends”: “Please, do not waste this time.” The European Union had just given the U…


Hong Kong: thousands of protesters face off against police at airport

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators have descended on Hong Kong’s international airport, blocking roads and filling a bus terminus, in the latest wave of political unrest to hit the city. Less t…


Hong Kong is burning, five years to the day Beijing dashed its hopes of democracy

qz.com - Even though police banned a rally and a march to mark Aug. 31, 2014—the day that set Hong Kong on the path to the Umbrella Movement—Hong Kongers still took to the streets, facing water cannons and te…


New tariffs on shoes, televisions, diapers and other Chinese-made products take effect Sunday

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Jennifer Lee, whose family owns Footprint shoe story in San Francisco, points to wall of athletic shoes, many of which are made in China and will be subject to new U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods start…


Sacklers could hold on to most of personal fortune in proposed Purdue settlement

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Lenny Bernstein , Lenny Bernstein Reporter covering health and medicine Email Bio Follow Aaron C. Davis , Aaron C. Davis Investigative reporter Email Bio Follow Christopher Rowland and Christopher…


Matan Kahana: Will Ultra-Right Candidates Upset Netayahu Re-Election?

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - OCCUPIED LYDD, PALESTINE — Matan Kahana — a retired IDF colonel, fighter pilot, and former soldier in Israel’s notorious murder squad, Sayeret Matkal — is now running for a seat in the Knesset with N…


Opinion | Trump’s pardon offer may have violated federal bribery laws

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - President Trump, with Vice President Pence, at the White House on Thursday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Randall D. Eliason Randall D. Eliason Bio Follow August 30 at 6:40 PM This week, Pr…


White Tears Attempt to Drown Out the True History of Louisiana Plantation: 'Very Racist. If You're White, Don't Go'

[url=http://www.theroot.com]www.theroot.com[/url] - In today’s edition of white people whitepeopling, I’d like to introduce you to the Whitney Plantation in Wallace, La., where visitors are encouraged to partake in a guided tour of “the only plantatio…


In the Rural American South, an Inequity of Diseases

undark.org - On a muggy day in October 2009, Catherine Flowers stepped down the stairs behind a mobile home in Lowndes County, Alabama to find a pit filled with raw sewage. Mosquitoes and flies buzzed around, and…


What is a king tide?

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - This tidal phenomena is making waves, so to speak, as Hurricane Dorian approaches. Benjamin Franklin famously wrote that, "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." To…


Last-Minute Hurricane Prep Round-Up - The Organic Prepper

[url=http://www.theorganicprepper.com]www.theorganicprepper.com[/url] - If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Hurricanes are not always completely predictable and sometimes we end up being surprised when the storm dramatically…


Global wildlife populations have fallen 60% in just 40 years

energyskeptic.com - Below is a summary of the World Wildlife Fund report. Alice Friedemann [url=http://www.energyskeptic.com]www.energyskeptic.com[/url] author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation”, 2015, Springer and “Crunch!…


The Mysterious Vaping Illness That’s ‘Becoming an Epidemic’

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Now some subset of these products is causing a serious lung disease that even cigarettes, while lethal in the long run, don’t cause in young people. Lobbyists and company officials in both industries…


Right's massive free-speech hypocrisy: Bret Stephens and Mo Brooks are the tip of the iceberg

[url=http://www.salon.com]www.salon.com[/url] - Last week’s embarrassing "bedbug" saga, in which a harmless joke finally drove New York Times columnist Bret Stephens off Twitter, is a perfect example of the incredibly thin skin possessed by most o…


Why Humans are Unfit to Live on This Planet

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - Let it be known that you are lofty as the heavens! Let it be known that you are broad as the earth! Let it be known that you destroy the rebel lands! Let it be known that you roar at the foreign land…


Amazon fires could accelerate global warming and cause lasting harm to a cradle of biodiversity

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Andrew Freedman Andrew Freedman Editor focusing on extreme weather, climate change, science and the environment. Email Bio Follow August 22 Huge tracts of the Amazon, which serves as the lungs of …


Tourism in the US has drastically declined since Trump was elected

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - America's share of international tourism has dropped 16% in March, compared to the same month in 2016, according to Foursquare data released Wednesday. The decline began in October 2016, the month be…


Scientists shocked by Arctic permafrost thawing 70 years sooner than predicted

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that the global climate crisis is accelerating even faster t…


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