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« Reply #780 on: January 02, 2019, 10:04:37 AM »
Surly,

Thanks for posting the 2 science article's. More Cosmo's, less swamp  :icon_mrgreen:

I'm very interested to see the vid from the moon when Xi & his troupe' arrive.

See how close it comes to Kubrick's moon vid's from back in the day.

Those light pillars are the shit. I'll be looking for vid on the latest captures.
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« Reply #781 on: January 04, 2019, 03:53:02 AM »

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House Democrats vote to reopen government and deny Trump wall money, defying veto threat

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Erica Werner , Erica Werner Congressional reporter focusing on economic policy Email Bio Follow Damian Paletta and Damian Paletta Reporter covering economic policy Email Bio Follow Seung Min Kim S…


Workers Just Notched a Rare Win in Federal Court

theintercept.com - In a major win for labor advocates, a federal court issued a long-awaited ruling last week finding that corporations could be held responsible for issues like wage discrimination or illegal job termi…


U.S. Ramps Up Bombing of ISIS in Eastern Syria Following Trump Withdrawal Announcement

theintercept.com - After President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of 2,000 troops from Syria last month, the U.S. military ramped up its bombing campaign against the Islamic State’s remaining territory in the ea…


Has Trump Been Outmaneuvered on Syria Troop Withdrawal?

consortiumnews.com - Trump’s possible backtracking on withdrawal from Syria means he may have been once again outmaneuvered by the Deep State, says Virginia State Senator Dick Black. Following the outcry after President …


Why Is Trump Spouting Russian Propaganda?

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Through the 1970s, Afghanistan had been governed by a president who was friendly to the Soviet Union, but it was not reliably under Soviet control. That president, Mohammad Daoud Khan, became convinc…


As Scientists Descend on Capitol Hill, Don't Expect Better Policymaking

undark.org - Nearly a dozen individuals with backgrounds in science and related fields were elected to Congress’s latest freshman class. A common complaint, heard mostly from the political left, is that facts hav…


Dow drops 500 points on Apple plunge, rising fears of an economic slowdown

[url=http://www.cnbc.com]www.cnbc.com[/url] - U.S. stocks fell sharply on Thursday after Apple warned first-quarter sales would be less than it previously expected. The iPhone maker blamed a slowing Chinese economy for the shortfall, intensifyin…


Why France’s Yellow Vest Protests Have Been Ignored by the US "Resistance”

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - In less than two months, the yellow vests (“gilets jaunes”) movement in France has reshaped the political landscape in Europe. For a seventh straight week, demonstrations continued across the country…


Brace yourself for a polar vortex jolt

[url=http://www.mnn.com]www.mnn.com[/url] - Remember in the mid-1990s when we couldn't stop talking about El Niño? Well, we're doing the same thing now with the polar vortex. Yes, the polar vortex is back, and according to The Washington Post,…


U.S. Natural Gas Producers, Facing Bottlenecks, Practically Giving Gas Away

[url=http://www.usnews.com]www.usnews.com[/url] - The vast amounts of natural gas that oil companies are burning off in North Dakota – 527 million cubic feet of gas per day – has contributed to global warming. (Eric Gay/AP-File) Drillers in resurgen…

Can a Democrat win the U.S. presidency on climate change? “We have two existential threats right now: one is to our natural systems, and one is to our economic systems”

[url=http://www.desdemonadespair.net]www.desdemonadespair.net[/url] - By Edward-Isaac Dovere 2 January 2019 OLYMPIA, Washington (The Atlantic) – What if a meteor were hurtling toward the Earth, about to kill millions and reshape life on the planet as we know it? And wh…


The Energy Descent Future - Resilience

[url=http://www.resilience.org]www.resilience.org[/url] - While there are many indicators that mark this time as particularly unusual, the scale of energy use stands out as an especially significant anomaly. Stripped back to its essentials, energy is what d…


Hacker group releases '9/11 Papers', says future leaks will 'burn down' US deep state

Hacker group releases '9/11 Papers', says future leaks will 'burn down' US deep state

[url=http://www.rt.com]www.rt.com[/url] - The document dump is just a fraction of the 18,000 secret documents related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks believed to have been stolen from insurers, law firms, and government agencies.…


Veteran NBC/MSNBC Journalist Blasts the Network for Being Captive to the National Security State and Reflexively Pro-War to Stop Trump

theintercept.com - A veteran national security journalist with NBC News and MSNBC blasted the networks in a Monday email for becoming captive and subservient to the national security state, reflexively pro-war in the n…


Ensuring Drinkable Water In A Doomsday Scenario

Water Hand

[url=http://www.doomsdaymoose.com]www.doomsdaymoose.com[/url] - In any survival situation, the priorities are the same: water, food, shelter, in that order. Water must be procured before anything else, as the human body can only go a few days without water before…


This clever AI hid data from its creators to cheat at its appointed task

artificial intelligence

techcrunch.com - Depending on how paranoid you are, this research from Stanford and Google will be either terrifying or fascinating. A machine learning agent intended to transform aerial images into street maps and b…


In Netflix’s Censorship of Hasan Minhaj, Money Mattered More Than Murder

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - What was Netflix really thinking when it caved to Saudi pressure and yanked an episode of the comedian Hasan Minhaj’s new show, “Patriot Act,” which featured a monologue criticizing a Saudi Arabian r…


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While federal workers go without pay, senior Trump administration officials are poised to get $10,000 raises.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Peter Whoriskey and Peter Whoriskey Reporter focusing on investigations of economic and financial issues Email Bio Follow Lisa Rein Lisa Rein Reporter covering federal agencies and the management …


Perspective | My daughter asked me to stop writing about motherhood. Here’s why I can’t do that.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - (iStock) (wundervisuals/iStock) By Christie Tate January 3 at 9:00 AM “This is the most epic Christmas ever,” my fourth-grade daughter proclaimed from behind the new laptop we gifted her. After three…


Lawyers discussing details of using national emergency to build wall

[url=http://www.nbcnews.com]www.nbcnews.com[/url] - Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. WASHINGTON — As the government shutdown drags on, lawyers from the White House, the Departm…


Jair Bolsonaro Is Elected President of Brazil. Read His Extremist, Far-Right Positions in His Own Words.

theintercept.com - Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil on Sunday evening. The far-right candidate received more than 55 percent of valid votes. His opponent, Fernando Haddad of the Workers’ Party, received l…


US official: Airstrike kills terrorist behind USS Cole bombing

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - "US forces conducted a precision strike Jan. 1st in the Marib governate, Yemen, targeting Jamal al-Badawi, a legacy al Qaeda operative in Yemen involved in the USS Cole bombing," US Navy Capt. Bill U…


Russian Agents Sought Secret US Treasury Records On Clinton Backers During 2016 Campaign


Trump Referred to Shutdown as ‘Strike in Meeting With Democratic Leaders

[url=http://www.thedailybeast.com]www.thedailybeast.com[/url] - During Friday’s meeting at the White House over the ongoing shutdown standoff, President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made little substantive progr…


What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - In the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump reached deep into his arsenal to try to deliver votes to Republicans. Most of his weapons were rhetorical, featuring a mi…


The death of consensus, not the death of truth

[url=http://www.niemanlab.org]www.niemanlab.org[/url] - At misinformation-related conferences this past year, I heard a common refrain: The larger, meta risk of our current misinformation crisis isn’t the individual bits of confusion. It’s that, over time…


Good Omens: Neil Gaiman says ‘global idiocy’ of 2019 perfect for Armageddon drama

inews.co.uk - The apocalypse is coming and humanity is doomed. 2019 is the perfect backdrop for Good Omens, the all-star fantasy novel adaptation, which is one of the most hotly-anticipated TV shows of the year, s…


Ecuador unveils “special examination” of Julian Assange’s asylum

[url=http://www.wsws.org]www.wsws.org[/url] - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose courageous publication of leaked documents exposed the crimes and mass surveillance of the US and its allies, is facing a new threat to expel him from Ecuador’…


Archaeologists Discover Temple to Aztec 'Flayed Lord'

xipe totec

[url=http://www.popularmechanics.com]www.popularmechanics.com[/url] - Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (NIAH) has discovered the first temple dedicated to Xipe Totec, an Aztec deity whose named roughly equates to "The Flayed Lord." An important d…


Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: via lucidenergy.com You’d be forgiven if the phrase “Portland goes green with innovative water pipes” doesn’t immediately call to mind thoughts of civil engineering and hydro-electric po…


In 2019, Wall Street Banks Will Determine The Future Of America

New York Stock Exchange

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: From Wallstreetonparade.com Inevitably, investors get the kind of Wall Street they demand and deserve. That’s a paraphrase of the French philosopher Joseph de Maistre’s view on an engage…


Award-Winning Journalist Quits NBC Over Relentless Support For War

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: Gareth Simpson/Flickr Note: Below is a letter sent by William M. Arkin, an award-winning journalist who has been associated with NBC for 30 years. He has been “working in the field of na…


Lorraine Chow: 10 Worst-Case Climate Predictions If We Don’t Keep Global Temperature Rise Under 1.5 Degrees Celsius

voxpopulisphere.com - If humankind carries on its business-as-usual approach to climate change, there’s a 93 percent chance we’re barreling toward a potentially catastrophic level of warming. The summer of 2018 was intens…


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Pence and White House officials leave meeting with congressional aides with no end to shutdown

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Seung Min Kim , Seung Min Kim White House reporter Email Bio Follow Robert Costa and Robert Costa National political reporter covering the White House, Congress and campaigns Email Bio Follow Anne…


What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - In the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump reached deep into his arsenal to try to deliver votes to Republicans. Most of his weapons were rhetorical, featuring a mi…


U.S. national debt rises $2 trillion under Trump

[url=http://www.desdemonadespair.net]www.desdemonadespair.net[/url] - By Lydia DePillis 4 January 2019 Washington (CNN) – The US national debt stood at $21.974 trillion at the end of 2018, more than $2 trillion higher than when President Donald Trump took office, accor…


Justice Dept. admits error but won’t correct report linking terrorism to immigration

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Ellen Nakashima Ellen Nakashima National security reporter Email Bio Follow January 3 The Justice Department has acknowledged errors and deficiencies in a controversial report issued a year ago th…


Amy Siskind's List Week 112

theweeklylist.org - This week, for the first time since he took office, Trump faced a check on his power as the 116th Congress was sworn in. As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took back the gavel, she made clear she will tak…


Analysis | The GOP’s pernicious link between terrorism and the border wall

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Aaron Blake Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix Email Bio Follow January 4 at 3:25 PM Pompeo tells Hannity that the border wall is a national security issue. "It includes th…


Amid backlash, Trump administration seeks to halt raises for top officials

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - A sign is posted on a gate blocking a parking lot to Land's End in San Francisco this week. Nonprofits, businesses and state governments across the country are paying bills and putting in volunteer h…


Donald Trump is less popular than Nancy Pelosi for the first time during his presidency

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - Pelosi, however, may benefit from being seen as Trump's chief foil. Her net favorability climbed 25 points among Democrats after the election -- much more than it did among independents or Republican…


The Border Wall: How a Potent Symbol Is Now Boxing Trump In

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - “We want that stuff too — but we also want a wall,” she said in an email on Friday. “The chant at every campaign rally wasn’t, ‘Enforce E-Verify!’ ‘Tax remittances!’” she added, referring to a propos…


What Does Donald Trump Think About When He Thinks About “Wall”?

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - Donald Trump has threatened to keep the government shut down for months, or even years, until he is allowed to build the Wall. The threat is typical of Trump’s government by tantrum, in which he rule…


U.S. Senate’s First Bill, in Midst of Shutdown, is a Bipartisan Defense of the Israeli Government from Boycotts

theintercept.com - When each new Congress is gaveled into session, the chambers attach symbolic importance to the first piece of legislation to be considered. For that reason, it bears the lofty designation of H.R.1 in…


A Terrifying Sea-Level Prediction Now Looks Far Less Likely

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - One of the scariest scenarios for near-term, disastrous sea-level rise may be off the table for now, according to a new study previewed at a recent scientific conference. Two years ago, the glaciolog…


Opinion | We Need to Keep Laughing

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - The mockery gets to him because deep down, he knows he’s a fraud. “The Art of the Deal” was the invention of its ghostwriter. “The Apprentice” was complete fiction. “He had just gone through I don’t …


Giraffes just silently went to the list of endangered animals facing extinction

Giraffes, endangered, extinction, danger, threatened species, iucn

[url=http://www.indiatoday.in]www.indiatoday.in[/url] - Two subspecies of giraffes were recently added to the list of "critically endangered" species for the first time ever, as per athelatest report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (…


Antarctic sea ice is “astonishingly” low this melt season

Antarctic sea ice concentration on 1 January 2019. The Ross Sea is on the lower edge of West Antarctica and Amundsen is north and near this map’s West Antarctica labeling. Graphic: National Snow and Ice Data Center

[url=http://www.desdemonadespair.net]www.desdemonadespair.net[/url] - Posted by Jim at Saturday, January 05, 2019 By Eric Holthaus 3 January 2019 (Grist) – Right now, on the shores of Antarctica, there’s open water crashing against the largest ice shelf in the world. T…


The New Authoritarians Are Waging War on Women

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - One can see parallels in Italy, whose deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, a Steve Bannon ally noted for his authoritarian tendencies, in 2016 compared the female president of the lower house of pa…


All-time U.S. precipitation records in 2018 – Five states and 24 cities had wettest year on record

Map showing where U.S. precipitation in 2018 ranked compared to all other years. Nearly half of the areas east of the Mississippi River had a top 10 wettest year. Graphic: Brian Brettschneider

[url=http://www.desdemonadespair.net]www.desdemonadespair.net[/url] - Posted by Jim at Friday, January 04, 2019 (Weather Underground) – In a post on December 29, we noted a number of U.S. cities that had already secured their wettest year on record. Now that 2018 is a …


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“Vice” Turns the Life of Dick Cheney Into Entertainment — and Stays True to His Terrible Evil

theintercept.com - “Vice” is an outstanding new movie about Dick Cheney’s rise to power. Trying to make the former vice president’s life genuinely funny and entertaining must be the final boss level in filmmaking, but …


Schiff plans to make interview transcripts 'fully available' to Mueller

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - Washington (CNN)House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday that he plans to move quickly to provide the panel's interview transcripts to special counsel Robert Mueller. "We hope, a…


Bolton Puts Conditions on Syria Withdrawal, Suggesting a Delay of Months or Years

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Asked about the shifting timeline on Sunday as he left the White House for meetings about border security at Camp David, Mr. Trump told reporters that he had “never said we were doing it that quickly…


Massive Fire Spotted On Private Island Owned By Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein - The Clover Chronicle

cloverchronicle.com - On Friday evening, residents living in the Caribbean near Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy registered sex offender, reported hearing an explosion and seeing a very large fire on the southwest corner of his…


As shutdown drags on, Trump officials make new offer, seek novel ways to cope with its impacts

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Robert Costa , Robert Costa National political reporter covering the White House, Congress and campaigns Email Bio Follow Juliet Eilperin , Juliet Eilperin Reporter covering national affairs Email…


Climate change: California, Puerto Rico officials pledge support

[url=http://www.usatoday.com]www.usatoday.com[/url] - LOS ANGELES — In the wake of mudslides, wildfires and hurricanes, Southern California elected officials joined the mayor of Puerto Rico's capital city on Sunday, promising to support each other in re…


Susan Zirinsky Named New President of CBS News, Becoming First Woman in the Role

[url=http://www.vulture.com]www.vulture.com[/url] - In a poetic twist that follows the departure of multiple senior men who were accused of sexual assault and harassment, 48 Hours senior executive producer Susan Zirinsky will become the first woman to…


Toll on Science and Research Mounts as Government Shutdown Continues

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - But many other agencies have closed or slowed down. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which includes the National Weather Service, has furloughed many workers. The Fish and Wildlif…


Brexit, lies, and rich folk

[url=http://www.opendemocracy.net]www.opendemocracy.net[/url] - Jacob Rees-Mogg attends a fringe event to discuss Brexit during the Conservative Party annual conference in Birmingham in 2018. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images. All rights reserved. The American so…


The 200-Year History of Using Voter Fraud Fears to Block Access to the Ballot

portside.org - It seemed inevitable after evidence of voting irregularities appeared in the contested race in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District: Republicans used the problems to push for tighter voting la…


"Energy Dominance," What Does it Mean? Decoding a Fashionable Slogan

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - "Energy Dominance," What Does it Mean? Decoding a Fashionable Slogan "Now, I know for a fact that American energy dominance is within our grasp as a nation.” Ryan Zinke, U.S. Secretary of the Interio…


Devastating wildfires force California’s largest utility to plan sale of gas assets

[url=http://www.desdemonadespair.net]www.desdemonadespair.net[/url] - By Eric Westervelt 4 January 2019 (NPR) – Facing staggering liability costs for its potential culpability in a series of deadly wildfires, the parent company of California's largest utility is explor…


Former U.S. Interior Secretary says national park visitors should “grab a trash bag”

[url=http://www.desdemonadespair.net]www.desdemonadespair.net[/url] - Posted by Jim at Saturday, January 05, 2019 BILLINGS, Montana, 4 January 2019 (AP) – Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says National Park visitors should "grab a trash bag and take some trash…


Worst mass extinction event in Earth’s history was caused by global warming analogous to current climate crisis

This illustration shows the percentage of marine animals that went extinct at the end of the Permian era by latitude, from the model (black line) and from the fossil record (blue dots). A greater percentage of marine animals survived in the tropics than at the poles. The color of the water shows the temperature change, with red being most severe warming and yellow less warming. At the top is the supercontinent Pangaea, with massive volcanic eruptions emitting carbon dioxide. The images below the line represent some of the 96 percent of marine species that died during the event. Graphic: Justin Penn and Curtis Deutsch / University of Washington

[url=http://www.desdemonadespair.net]www.desdemonadespair.net[/url] - By Mike Gaworecki 3 January 2019 (Mongabay) – New research by scientists at the United States’ University of Washington and Stanford University suggests that the most destructive mass extinction even…


Viktor Orbán’s Far-Right Vision for Europe

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - The ways of the European Parliament in Strasbourg are inscrutable to the American visitor. Political parties bearing maddeningly similar names—the Sweden Social Democrats and the Sweden Democrats; th…


The Real Story Behind the Havana Embassy Mystery

Photo of the outside of the U.S. Havana Embassy Parking lot

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - The most dire diplomatic crisis of the Trump administration, or maybe just the weirdest, began without much notice in November 2016, some three weeks after the new president was elected. An American …


Is Our Future Really Written In Our Genes?

Is Our Future Really Written in Our Genes?

blogs.scientificamerican.com - Is our future written in our genes? Recent developments in genetics give the impression of a rapidly increasing ability to predict our individual traits based on genomic information, and even to mani…


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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is A Perfect Foil For The Pro-Trump Media

    [url=http://www.buzzfeednews.com]www.buzzfeednews.com[/url] - Here’s an incomplete summary of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s social feeds in the last 24 hours: 30-plus tweets that include news articles about working-class voters; well-meaning jabs at Brooklyn …


    Only six immigrants in terrorism database stopped by CBP at southern border in first half of 2018

    [url=http://www.nbcnews.com]www.nbcnews.com[/url] - Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered only six immigrants at ports of entry on the…


    Fact check: What's a 'national emergency,' and can Trump declare one to get his wall?

    [url=http://www.nbcnews.com]www.nbcnews.com[/url] - Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. Two weeks into a partial government shutdown triggered by an impasse over the money Preside…


    Trump May Try to Block Parts of Mueller Report From Congress and the Public

    [url=http://www.bloomberg.com]www.bloomberg.com[/url] - The White House may try to block portions of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report from being shared with Congress and the public in a fight that could end up before the Supreme Court. Muelle…


    Networks giving Trump free airtime on Tuesday refused to air Obama’s 2014 immigration speech

    [url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - On Tuesday, President Donald Trump will deliver a primetime address to the American people about the government shutdown he initiated and about the fake crisis at the US-Mexico border that he says ju…


    Newly Released FOIA Documents Shed Light on Border Patrol’s Seemingly Limitless Authority

    theintercept.com - During the course of the FOIA litigation, CBP argued that releasing the documents would be a violation of attorney-client privilege between CBP’s legal branch and its officers in the field. A federal…


    White House now claims IRS will pay tax refunds during shutdown – which could be illegal

    [url=http://www.rawstory.com]www.rawstory.com[/url] - The White House is scrambling to deal with President Trump’s shutdown, after several officials admitted the administration had no idea what shutting down the federal government would do. Among those …


    See No Evil: Pentagon Issues Blanket Denial That It Knows Anything About Detainee Abuse in Yemen

    theintercept.com - An Associated Press investigation last year into a network of 18 secret prisons across south Yemen found evidence of forced disappearances and torture, including beatings, sexual abuse, and a torture…


    Case Closed: The Justice Department Won’t Stand Behind Its Report on Immigrants and Terrorism

    [url=http://www.lawfareblog.com]www.lawfareblog.com[/url] - Don’t look now, but the United States Department of Justice just came perilously close to admitting that it engaged in disinformation about immigrants and terrorism in a formal government report. I s…


    Trump To Deploy More Troops To US-Mexico Border On Semi-Permanent Basis

    popularresistance.org - Above Photo: From Daniel/Flickr According to press reports yesterday, the Trump administration is preparing a semi-permanent deployment of the military on the US-Mexico border. The Department of Home…


    Pompeo Pushes Brazil And Colombia For Regime Change In Venezuela

    popularresistance.org - US allies Brazil and Colombia have repeatedly voiced support for regime change efforts. Pays de Gex, France, January 3, 2019 (venezuelanalysis.com) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with allies…


    Frances Moore Lappé: What Could the French “Yellow Vests” Teach Us about Ourselves?

    voxpopulisphere.com - For the French, equality is a positive value; whereas here at home calls for greater equality are fought by evoking fear of creeping “communism” and—with racist undertones—the coddling of the “undese…


    US Approves Missile Defense Upgrades for Saudi Arabia Despite Khashoggi Outrage

    theantimedia.com - (ANTIWAR.COM) — Anger at the Saudi government’s murder of Jamal Khashoggi had many in the US Congress saying that they intend to limit arms sales to the kingdom. The Trump Administration appears to b…


    As Trump Orders US Out of Afghanistan, Notorious CIA-Backed Units Will Remain - Global Research

    [url=http://www.globalresearch.ca]www.globalresearch.ca[/url] - Politicians and pundits alike have roundly criticized Donald Trump for stating he will pull our troops out of Syria and cut US forces in Afghanistan by half. James Mattis immediately resigned as secr…


    Lakes run dry from too much water extraction and climate change

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    Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Triggered Mile-High Tsunami That Spread Through Earth's Oceans

    Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Triggered Mile-High Tsunami That Spread Through Earth's Oceans

    [url=http://www.livescience.com]www.livescience.com[/url] - When the dinosaur-killing asteroid collided with Earth more than 65 million years ago, it did not go gently into that good night. Rather, it blasted a nearly mile-high tsunami through the Gulf of Mex…


    Ancient DNA from Viking Graves Proves the Fierce Fighters Rode Male Horses

    Ancient DNA from Viking Graves Proves the Fierce Fighters Rode Male Horses

    [url=http://www.livescience.com]www.livescience.com[/url] - Vikings who settled in Iceland more than 1,000 years ago valued their horses so much that the men were buried with their trusty steeds. And DNA analysis of these treasured animals recently proved tha…


    Chinese Scholar Offers Insight into Beijing’s Strategic Mindset

    Chinese President Xi Jinping reviews troops from a car during a military parade in Hong Kong on June 30, 2017. China's status in the world has changed under Xi and he's only just getting started. Photo: AFP/Anthony Wallace

    [url=http://www.informationclearinghouse.info]www.informationclearinghouse.info[/url] - January 07, 2019 "Information Clearing House" - The top story of 2019 – and the years ahead – will continue to revolve around the myriad, dangerous permutations of the economic ascent of China, the r…


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    A growing number of Americans blame Trump for shutdown: Reuters-Ipsos poll

    [url=http://www.politicususa.com]www.politicususa.com[/url]- NEW YORK (Reuters) – A growing proportion of Americans blame President Donald Trump for a partial government shutdown that will cut off paychecks to federal workers this week, though Republicans most…

    Border wall speech: Trump is losing the macho game of staring himself down in the mirror | Richard Wolffe

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The Oval Office is an iconic space in American political life. Televised addresses from the seat of presidential power have marked historic moments of national anxiety: JFK and the Cuban missile cris…


    Manafort shared polling data on 2016 election with elusive Russian – Mueller

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared polling data on the 2016 election with a Russian man linked to Moscow’s intelligence agencies, according to special counsel Robert Mueller.


    What Was the Point of Trump’s Oval Office Address?

    [url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Early on, Trump seemed to be striving for an almost Reaganesque note, speaking with restraint and an unusual display of softer emotions. Though he sometimes ad-libs awkwardly while speaking from a sc…


    Veselnitskaya, Russian in Trump Tower Meeting, Is Charged in Case That Shows Kremlin Ties

    [url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - In addition, her memo on talking points for the meeting closely matched a memo Mr. Chaika’s office had prepared for an American member of Congress, incorporating some passages verbatim. The indictmen…


    Koch network doubles down on wall-for-DACA pitch

    thehill.com - Three groups affiliated with conservative mega-donor Charles Koch pledged Tuesday to support any deal that gives Dreamers permanent immigration status in exchange for funding a wall on the U.S.-Mexic…


    Analysis | Two charts demolish the notion that immigrants here illegally commit more crime

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen this month. (Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty Images) By Christopher Ingraham Christopher Ingraham Reporter covering all things data Email Bio Follow June 19, …


    Conservatives are turning on Trump over his 'dangerous' national emergency threat: National Constitution Center CEO

    [url=http://www.rawstory.com]www.rawstory.com[/url] - National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen told MSNBC on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s threat to declare a national emergency was costing the president support among the con…


    Trump gave AT&T a $20B tax break and killed Net Neutrality, now they're prepping mass layoffs

    boingboing.net - The same year that Trump's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai killed broadband privacy and cheated Network Neutrality to death, the Trump tax plan delivered a $20B windfall to AT&T -- both Trump and Pai claimed t…


    When the ice melts: the catastrophe of vanishing glaciers

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The fall lasts long enough that I have time to watch the blue ice race upward, aeons of time compressed into glacial ice, flashing by in fractions of seconds. I assume I’ve fallen far enough that I’v…


    Analysis | Your fact-checking cheat sheet for Trump’s immigration address

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Salvador Rizzo , Salvador Rizzo Reporter for The Fact Checker Email Bio Follow Glenn Kessler and Glenn Kessler The Fact Checker Email Bio Follow Meg Kelly Meg Kelly Video editor for The Fact Check…


    Trump’s Neocons Reverse His Syria Withdrawal Plan - Global Research

    [url=http://www.globalresearch.ca]www.globalresearch.ca[/url] - I’m starting to wonder whether President Trump has any power over US foreign policy at all. Many people believe that the US president is just a figurehead, with actual foreign policy firmly in the ha…


    Why Unpaid Federal Workers Don't Just Strike During a Shutdown

    [url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - The unions are also holding rallies, highlighting the impact of the shutdown on federal workers who live paycheck to paycheck, and publicly urging Trump and congressional leaders to come to an agreem…


    Another Casualty of the Government Shutdown: Hurricane Preparedness

    [url=http://www.scientificamerican.com]www.scientificamerican.com[/url] - The U.S. government’s partial shutdown is in its third week, and the pinch of the protracted standoff over funding for a wall along the country’s border with Mexico is starting to be felt—not only by…


    Old Mother Forest - Resilience

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    [url=http://www.resilience.org]www.resilience.org[/url] - I live across a small stream from an ancient rainforest in Wayanad, Kerala. It has a constancy that’s baffling, appearing more or less the same to me for all the years I’ve been here. The forest sust…


    U.S. Carbon Pollution Surged in 2018, After Years of Stasis

    [url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Carbon-dioxide emissions from the United States spiked sharply in 2018, bucking a three-year trend and making it more likely that the country will fail to meet its promises under the Paris Agreement …


    Conservative Evangelicals Attempt to Disentangle Their Faith from Trumpism

    [url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - On a recent afternoon at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Virginia, Karen Swallow Prior was leading a discussion of Rudyard Kipling’s “The White Man’s Burden” for the seventeen students enrolled in …


    Trump Interrupts the Nation to Bloviate, Fearmonger, and Make Zero News

    President Trump Addresses Nation On Border Security

    [url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - Did the networks get played? Donald Trump said nothing new Tuesday night when he cut into prime-time programming on a half-dozen major networks to address the nation from the Oval Office. The preside…


    Is 'Biochipping' A Good Idea?

    Biohax microchips are injected at a piercing parlor (left)—making chip-enabled locker rental (right) a seamless task.

    fortune.com - Down a narrow side street in the Swedish city of Gothenburg sits the Barbarella piercing parlor, a regular haunt for locals who decorate their bodies with piercings and tattoos, and which claims to o…


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    America’s Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost $5.9 Trillion

    [url=http://www.thenation.com]www.thenation.com[/url] - You will receive occasional promotional offers for programs that support The Nation’s journalism. You can read our Privacy Policy here. You will receive occasional promotional offers for programs tha…


    FDA says most food inspections halted amid shutdown

    thehill.com - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it has suspended all routine domestic food facility inspections amid the partial government shutdown. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told The Washington P…


    The Populism Problem at the ‘Times’

    [url=http://www.thenation.com]www.thenation.com[/url] - Yellow Vest protestors call out their government in no uncertain terms. (Jacques Witt / Sipa via AP Photo) You will receive occasional promotional offers for programs that support The Nation’s journa…


    How the shutdown is growing even worse

    [url=http://www.politico.com]www.politico.com[/url] - The number of TSA agents at airports calling out of work has increased threefold since the shutdown began. | Michael Dwyer/AP Photo Updated 01/08/2019 08:22 PM EST The pressure to reopen nine shutter…


    ‘People Are Mobilizing Against this Crackdown’

    fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed Chip Gibbons about defending dissent for the January 4, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson: Welcome to CounterSpin, …


    Manafort’s Own Lawyers May Have Hastened His Downfall

    [url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - That error aside, Manafort’s alleged lies to Mueller during the time he spent cooperating—which his lawyers don’t want to challenge with a hearing, they revealed in Tuesday’s court filings—have likel…


    Where The Idea For Donald Trump's Wall Came From

    [url=http://www.forbes.com]www.forbes.com[/url] - Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump, is credited, along with fellow political consultant Sam Nunberg, in coming up with the idea to build a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border. (Alex Wong/…


    'Serious mistake': Erdogan snubs Bolton over Syria Kurds, blasts U.S. for double-speak

    [url=http://www.haaretz.com]www.haaretz.com[/url] - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the U.S. administration has made "a serious mistake" by demanding that Turkey agree to protect the United States' Kurdish ally, the YPG militia,…


    It’s Accountability Time for the Orange Menace

    [url=http://www.thenation.com]www.thenation.com[/url] - Representative Jerrold Nadler, now chair of the House Judiciary Committee, speaks to reporters before former FBI director James Comey’s testimony on Capitol Hill on December 7, 2018. (AP / J. Scott A…


    It was a bad year for carbon emissions, even in California

    grist.org - Carbon emissions are rising in the the United States, and it looks like the golden green state of California is part of the problem. Despite putting up acres of solar panels, California’s electric sy…


    France Moves to Ban All Protests as Major Crackdown on Yellow Vests Begins

    theantimedia.com - (ZHE) — France is signaling it’s making preparations for a massive new crackdown on the Gilets Jaunes or “yellow vests” anti-government protests that have gripped the country for seven weeks. A new l…


    The Ancient Greek rebel leader who saw Socrates solo-dancing – Eve Browning

    aeon.co - The band of mercenary soldiers had been on the move through hostile territory for several months when they were told they had enlisted under a lie. They weren’t marching to put down a rebellion; they…


    Russia shifts $100bn of its reserves into yuan, yen & euro in a great dollar dump

    Russia shifts $100bn of its reserves into yuan, yen & euro in a great dollar dump

    [url=http://www.rt.com]www.rt.com[/url] - The share of the US currency in Russia’s international reserves portfolio has dramatically decreased in just three months between March and June 2018, from 43.7 percent to a new low of 21.9 percent, …


    Millions of tons of debris from California’s Camp fire needs to go somewhere — but no one wants it

    [url=http://www.desdemonadespair.net]www.desdemonadespair.net[/url] - By Laura Newberry 7 January 2019 (Los Angeles Times) – The long road to recovery in the town of Paradise starts with removing millions of tons of charred rubble left in the Camp fire’s wake. But the …


    How the Charge Against Natalia Veselnitskaya Could Lead Back to the Trump Campaign

    [url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - On Tuesday, federal prosecutors in New York charged the Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya with obstruction of justice, accusing her, essentially, of maintaining a back channel with Russian officia…


    The Mysterious Disappearance of Jeannette Island (on Google Maps) - bellingcat

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    Yanis Varoufakis’s Internationalist Odyssey

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    [url=http://www.thenation.com]www.thenation.com[/url] - Yanis Varoufakis has announced plans to run for office in two countries simultaneously. (AP / Matteo Bazzi) You will receive occasional promotional offers for programs that support The Nation’s journ…


    Trump Is Turning America into Another Bankrupt Casino

    Donald J. Trump inside the casino of Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. on March 16, 1990.

    [url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - When Donald Trump was running for president, he told voters he would run the country like he ran his business. Two years later, it’s one of the few promises he’s actually kept. Family members are doi…


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    Trump administration lays groundwork to declare national emergency to build wall

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    ‘The story keeps changing’: Trump falsely asserts he never promised Mexico would directly pay for the border wall

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By David Nakamura David Nakamura Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow January 10 at 6:55 PM It was a foundational promise of Donald Trump’s historic presidential campaign: Mexico would …


    What Someone Needs to Explain to Trump About ‘National Emergencies’

    [url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - In the first instance, while it would be a long shot with this president, the counsel might try stressing the institutional costs of taking a losing case into court. It is not only the prospect of a …


    For Owners of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching Too

    theintercept.com - The “smart home” of the 21st century isn’t just supposed to be a monument to convenience, we’re told, but also to protection, a Tony Stark-like bubble of vigilant algorithms and internet-connected se…


    The Internet Is A Privacy Disaster. But We Still Don't Know How To Talk About It.

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    Boomers Share the Most Fake News on Facebook, Study Finds

    motherboard.vice.com - A new study of American Facebook users suggests that older generations were most likely to share “fake news” stories during the 2016 presidential election. More than 90 percent of Facebook users in t…


    The International Crisis of Donald Trump

    [url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - Congressional committees, like the priorities of the politicians who run them, change with the times. On Wednesday morning, Eliot Engel, the Democratic congressman from New York who has just taken ov…


    Democrats Want to Make Steve Mnuchin Squirm

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    Why Would Paul Manafort Share Polling Data with Russia?

    [url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - On Tuesday, when news broke that Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort had shared internal polling data with Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian business associate with ties to Russian inte…


    How the shutdown is growing even worse

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    Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen will testify at House Oversight Committee before entering prison

    [url=http://www.cnbc.com]www.cnbc.com[/url] - Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, has agreed to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in February — a month before beginning…


    All Wars are Bankers' Wars

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    Houthis Use Armed Drone to Target Yemeni Army Top Brass

    [url=http://www.bellingcat.com]www.bellingcat.com[/url] - On January 10, 2019 a drone reportedly targeted a Yemeni government base during a military parade, allegedly killing six people and wounding many others, including several senior officers. Analysis o…


    Prosecutors Examining Ukrainians Who Flocked to Trump Inaugural

    [url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Elements of the investigations have gotten new visibility in recent weeks. Lawyers for Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman who was paid tens of millions of dollars over the last dozen y…


    'Barely above water': US shutdown hits black federal workers hardest

    Union workers demonstrate against the government shutdown on January 10, 2019, in Washington, DC.

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - As a 26-year-veteran of the National Parks Service, this isn’t the first time Lora Williams has been furloughed during a government shutdown and had to make ends meet without a paycheck. But this one…


    Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New Research Finds

    [url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Absent global action to reduce carbon emissions, the authors said, the warming alone would cause sea levels to rise by about a foot by 2100, and the ice caps would contribute more. That could exacerb…


    A $3 billion problem: Miami-Dade’s septic tanks are already failing due to sea rise

    A Miami-Dade neighborhood that relies on septic tanks experiences flooding during the 2016 King Tide. A new report commissioned by the county shows that half of the county’s septic tanks break down yearly, a problem that sea level rise will worsen.

    [url=http://www.miamiherald.com]www.miamiherald.com[/url] - Miami-Dade has tens of thousands of septic tanks, and a new report reveals most are already malfunctioning — the smelly and unhealthy evidence of which often ends up in people’s yards and homes. It’s…


    Why so many people who need the government hate it

    [url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” President Ronald Reagan uttered those words in his 1981 inaugural address to the country. He was referring specifically to …


    Is the Historical Subject Returning, Wearing a Yellow Vest?

    [url=http://www.counterpunch.org]www.counterpunch.org[/url] - If someone were to ask me the meaning of politics, I would say that it is concerned with the contestation of power; that it is agonistic, even antagonistic. And that it has to be, because what it con…


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    Media Worried US Won’t Occupy Syria Forever

    fair.org - In December, President Donald Trump said that he planned to withdraw the US troops from Syria, which number between 2,000 and 4,000. Trump’s claim was widely condemned in corporate media, demonstrati…


    Trump Got Rich by Screwing Over Workers—Of Course He’s Doing It Again as President

    [url=http://www.thenation.com]www.thenation.com[/url] - President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he leaves the White House, Thursday January 10, 2019, for a trip to the border in Texas as the government shutdown continues. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Marti…


    Barr Nomination: Will Partisan Politics Trump Justice?

    [url=http://www.nationalmemo.com]www.nationalmemo.com[/url] - Certain figures in Washington develop a gold-plated image over the years, praised so often in reputable media outlets as men (almost always men) of integrity that their reputations become unassailabl…


    Democrats threaten to subpoena Whitaker over Mueller probe, discussions with Trump

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Karoun Demirjian Karoun Demirjian Congressional reporter focusing on national security Email Bio Follow January 8 at 8:26 PM House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler is preparing to subpo…


    F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

    [url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Rudolph W. Giuliani, a lawyer for the president, sought to play down the significance of the investigation. “The fact that it goes back a year and a half and nothing came of it that showed a breach o…


    As Trump eyes a potential national emergency, Democrats see a possible lawsuit

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Mike DeBonis and Mike DeBonis Congressional reporter covering the House of Representatives Email Bio Follow Ellen Nakashima Ellen Nakashima National security reporter Email Bio Follow January 11 a…


    GOP Embraces Professed 'White Nationalist' Rep. Steve King

    [url=http://www.nationalmemo.com]www.nationalmemo.com[/url] - For a period near the end of the 2018 midterms, the Republican Party briefly pretended to be offended by the blatant racism and openly white supremacist views of Rep. Steve King (R-IA). But with the …


    Is Steve King Too Racist for the G.O.P.?

    [url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - After years of tolerating Iowa Congressman Steve King’s increasingly explicit flirtations with white nationalism, Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise, the two most powerful Republican congressmen in the…


    Trump’s Great Diversion Can’t Last Much Longer

    [url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - One of the victims of Donald Trump’s Presidency is history, even very recent history. Caught up in the maelstrom of daily, and even hourly, headlines, it is difficult to remember last week, let alone…


    The Border Patrol Has Been a Cult of Brutality Since 1924

    theintercept.com - Earlier, in the mid-1800s, the Mexican-American War had unleashed a broad, generalized racism against Mexicans throughout the nation. That racism slowly concentrated along an ever-more focused line: …


    The Future as Seen by the Doomers. It Will be the Seneca Rebound!

    cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - Recently, RE (Reverse Engineer) of the famed "Doomsday Diner" carried out an opinion poll among the people frequenting some of the most doomeristic/catastrophistic/millennialistic sites of the Web (i…


    And The Verbal Part Of The Civil War Begins - DollarCollapse.com

    Image result for Democrats Contend With the ‘Anger Translator’

    [url=http://www.dollarcollapse.com]www.dollarcollapse.com[/url] - With the election of Donald Trump, the US right let its id off the leash. Now pretty much everything conservatives have thought but not said is finding its way to Facebook, Twitter, and the evening n…


    Confronting Extinction - Resilience

    [url=http://www.resilience.org]www.resilience.org[/url] - With high-profile direct actions across London, the Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement has captured media headlines, garnered influential supporters, and inspired a wave of participants across the gl…


    US Democrat Tulsi Gabbard announces 2020 presidential run | USA News

    US Representative Tulsi Gabbard [File: Mike Segar/Reuters]

    [url=http://www.aljazeera.com]www.aljazeera.com[/url] - Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat member of US Congress, has announced that she is running for president in 2020. Gabbard, a delegate for Hawaii in the House of Representatives, told CNN in an interview set …


    Scientists detect repeating radio signal from deep space

    Canadian telescope detects radio signals

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    By Patrick Walker
    Facing Democrat leadership's obstinate opposition to their climate-saving agenda, Green New Deal supporters may need a "nuclear option" to shame them into line. How about this: the Sunrise Movement and its allies backing whichever Democrat presidential hopeful makes the 2020 election a referendum between a Green New Deal and Republicans' racist, social Darwinist climate genocide? Read and watch establishment heads explode!
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    By Ted Rall
    Progressives should demand that U.S. troops come home from any country that did not attack the United States -- i.e., all of them. They should put an end to the disgusting drone wars. The bloated nearly-$1 trillion Pentagon budget should be shredded; let's see what they can do with $100 billion (which would still be far more than Russia's defense spending).
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    Normally, I would not dignify McConnell with even a few keystrokes on my laptop's keyboard, but recently, his obstructionism warrants scrutiny, plus his tacit participation in continuing the shutdown has really started to bother me. Now, his career path has evolved to cementing Trump's judicial appointments at all levels, a complete about face from what he did to Obama's judicial appointments. Hypocritical, but not to Mitch!
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    Homeless Tax Dollars Can Buy Happiness
    By Leo Gerard
    In capitalist America, where there are summer homes and pleasure boats for the wealthy, there is no rest for the weary and worried. The rich and corporations get massive tax breaks, and the 99 percent? Well, they get stagnant wages, growing bills and constant angst.
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    By Trevor Timm
    Facebook has been under a consent decree with the FTC since 2012, when the agency reprimanded the social media giant for violating users' privacy. Facebook was at least supposed to follow strict rules about when and why it could not share users' data with others. But as the Times reported, Facebook relied on quietly redefining "service provider" to get everything it wanted.
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    By Marjorie Cohn
    Congress refuses to enact legislation containing the nearly $6 billion that Donald Trump is demanding for an unnecessary wall on the southern US border. In response, Trump is considering whether to declare a national emergency, take money Congress has appropriated for other purposes, and divert it to build his wall.
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    The shutdown has left 380,000 workers furloughed and another 420,000 forced to work without pay. The Food and Drug Administration has announced it has suspended all routine food inspections. At the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 13,000 employees have been furloughed, forcing the agency to halt work on air quality monitoring, enforcement of toxic polluters and clean-ups at Superfund sites.
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    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a major and extremely embarrassing foreign policy speech in Cairo on Thursday, which is probably inconsequential since his major talking points departed from the positions of his president, Trump. Also, aside from some generals and kings and princes, nobody in the region agrees with anything he said.
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    By Edward Curtin
    The painter Julian Schnabel's extraordinarily moving film about Vincent Van Gogh evokes the author's meditation on working, painting, writing, and living in a society of economic and human exploitation.
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    I just happened upon a video of a nightingale belting out her troubles away. I decided to call her Mr Songbird. I ask that Mr Songbird sing me a song and to sing for we here at oen to help keep our troubles away.
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    Gambling: Let People (Not the Government and not "the" People) Decide
    By Thomas Knapp
    In what universe is it legitimately the business of DoJ, or Disney, or the Seminole Tribe, or a legislature, or the little old lady next door who thinks that a deck of cards is The Devil's Picture Book, if you and I want to bet five bucks on the outcome of a coin flip or anything else?
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    Rashida Tlaib Is Anyone Really Offended By That "F" Word?
    By Jill Richardson
    There are two alternatives, neither of them good. Either they're generating fake outrage to score cheap political points, or they're expressing actual outrage because they care more about a single swear word than corruption, crimes, and assaults on women combined.
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    Imagination The American destiny
    By Jon Rappoport
    Individual artists (and a few philosophers) became aware that: imagination gives birth to ideas that in turn shape personal reality. America's love affair with the idea of individuals reinventing themselves was about more than immigrants "becoming American." It was about imagination as the core of transforming self and future.
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    Research shows class size matters Common sense tells you that smaller class sizes means more individua Why 30,000 Los Angeles teachers are ready to strike over huge class sizes
    Research conclusively shows that small classes benefit all students, but especially disadvantaged students of color, who reap twice the benefit from small classes. To add insult to injury, the district’s latest offer increases the contractual maximum class sizes from 30 to 34 students per class in grades 4 and 5, and to 37 students per class in most middle school and high schools. LAUSD website supports the union&rsqu...
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    Walls, lies, and videotape. Walls, lies, and videotape. Walls, lies, and videotape.
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    Remote viewing is a skill that anyone can learn to some extent. It is not a spiritual path, but if you learn to quiet your mind and move your awareness into a timeless realm, you are likely to experience things that surprise you and give you another view of reality. The most important thing you can do with remote viewing is to discover who you are. My opinion is that who you really are is non-local awaremess.
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    European Union officials are up in arms over the Trump administration’s demotion of its US ambassador. The downgrade is viewed as yet another slight from a president who has contempt for supranational bodies like the EU. But, strictly speaking, in terms of diplomatic protocol, the Trump administration is correct. The conventional position of an ambassador is a representative envoy between tw...
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    The FBI has been investigating Trump during his presidency for either working on behalf of or being compromised by the Russians. The FBI had enough concern that Trump was compromised that they began an investigation into the President Of The United States. In this context, Trump’s war on the FBI and the DOJ makes sense. Trump is trying to discredit the FBI because they are investigating whether or not he is Putin’s puppet. If an inve...
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    President Donald Trump may hype himself as a master dealmaker. But that’s not how former longtime Trump Organization executive Barbara Res or Trump’s The Art of the Deal co-author Tony Schwartz see it. They told MSNBC’s Ari Melber on Thursday that Trump’s dealmaking skills aren’t what the president brags them to be.
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    Donald Trump sold an estimated $35 million worth of real estate while serving in the White House last year, according to a Forbes analysis of local property records and federal filings. He maintained ownership of his business which continued to liquidate properties.Donald Trump still owns an estimated $437 million worth of residential real estate, opening up the possibility that anyone could theoretically buy a property and funnel mone...
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    Some important events concerning voting and elections begin the New Year. Among them are the introduction of HR 1, which opposes election corruption and related unethical activities; and the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, the 54th annual reenactment of the march across the bridge that resulted in passage of the Voting Rights Act. Etc.
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    The FBI investigated whether Trump was a Russian agent, and Trump is furious

    [url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable discussion on border security in Washington Friday. Chris Kleponis/CNP via ZUMA An irate President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to defe…


    Trump vents fury over Russia stories and again threatens national emergency

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Donald Trump has strongly denied the stunning claim that he was secretly working on behalf of Russia and again threatened to declare a national emergency to fund a border wall. In 20-minute live phon…


    How the Times Reported the F.B.I. Counterintelligence Investigation Into President Trump: An Interview with the Journalist Adam Goldman

    [url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - On Friday evening, the Times reported that, days after President Trump fired the F.B.I. director James Comey, on May 9, 2017, the Bureau opened a counterintelligence investigation into whether the Pr…


    Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Greg Miller Greg Miller national security, intelligence, terrorism Email Bio Follow January 12 at 10:05 PM President Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations…


    David Cay Johnston: It shows Trump’s incompetence that he thought firing Comey would stop FBI

    [url=http://www.msnbc.com]www.msnbc.com[/url] - The New York Times reports that after Donald Trump fired James Comey as director of the FBI, the FBI opened an inquiry into whether the president was working to help Russia. Joy Reid and her panel di…


    ‘In the White House waiting’: Inside Trump’s defiance on the longest shutdown ever

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - President Trump speaks to reporters during his visit to the Capitol to meet with Senate Republicans on Jan. 9. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) By Robert Costa , Robert Costa National political repo…


    Trump Is Desperately Trying to Start a War With AOC

    splinternews.com - During an interview with 60 Minutes on Sunday, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said unequivocally that there was “no question” Donald Trump is racist, when asked about the president’s rhetoric…


    Sarah Huckabee Sanders' Latest Absurd Lie Has Fallen Apart

    splinternews.com - Would it shock you to learn that Sarah Huckabee Sanders has, once again, proven herself to be utterly full of shit? Still, you’ve got to be impressed with just how brazen Sanders’ lies have gotten la…


    Trump Got Rich by Screwing Over Workers—Of Course He’s Doing It Again as President

    [url=http://www.thenation.com]www.thenation.com[/url] - President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he leaves the White House, Thursday January 10, 2019, for a trip to the border in Texas as the government shutdown continues. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Marti…


    Trump Shutdown Mostly Hurts States That Voted for Him, Report Says

    splinternews.com - Ample evidence already exists that Donald Trump doesn’t care at all for those who voted for him in 2016, or for his cultish base that continues to support him no matter the cost. So far, that tally i…


    The Media's Biggest Idiot Strikes Again

    splinternews.com - In the words of drag queen and current RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 4 contestant Monique Hart, facts are facts. Here’s a fact: New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told Anderson Cooper durin…


    A Foreign Service Officer on Life During the Shutdown

    [url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - I’ve spent most of my foreign service career working in so-called “developing democracies,” countries where notorious criminals sat in the parliament, and presidents routinely called supreme court ju…


    Shutoffs Continue As The People Of Detroit Fight For Water As A Human Right

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    A Foreign Service Officer on Life During the Shutdown

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    Trump's attorney general pick raises fears of a president above the law

    Critics fear William Barr was nominated not just to run the justice department but to defend the president.

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Two months after Donald Trump fired his original attorney general, the Senate will on Tuesday cross-examine his proposed replacement, William Barr, a Washington stalwart who served in the role under …


    Pakistan abruptly stopped calling out China's mass oppression of Muslims. Critics say Beijing bought its silence

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    [url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - Pakistan, China's largest economic ally in the Muslim world, abruptly stopped censuring Beijing over its unprecedented crackdown on Muslims. The shift clearly illustrates the power of Chinese money, …


    There's a simple reason why your new smart TV was so affordable: It's collecting and selling your data

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    [url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - Massive TVs with razor-thin frames, brilliant image quality, and streaming services built-in are more affordable than ever thanks to companies like Vizio and TCL. If you want a 65-inch 4K smart TV wi…


    Dozens of Seals Turn Up on Icy Streets in Canada. Here's Why.

    Dozens of Seals Turn Up on Icy Streets in Canada. Here's Why.

    [url=http://www.livescience.com]www.livescience.com[/url] - An icy town in Newfoundland is dealing with some surprise visitors: a pod of around 40 harp seals. The seals are stuck 4 to 5 miles (6 to 8 kilometers) from the ocean, according to local fishing guid…


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    Perspective | The FBI can’t neutralize a security threat if the president is the threat

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Asha Rangappa Asha Rangappa Bio Follow Asha Rangappa is a senior lecturer at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University and a former FBI agent. She is a legal and national securit…


    Revelations about Manafort’s 2016 interactions with Russian associate show special counsel’s intense focus on Russia contacts

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Rosalind S. Helderman and Rosalind S. Helderman Reporter focusing on political enterprise stories and investigations Email Bio Follow Tom Hamburger Tom Hamburger Investigative reporter focused on …


    Here’s How the FBI Investigation Into Russia and Trump Campaign Actually Started

    observer.com - U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo by Chris Kleponis - Pool/Getty Images No story is hotter across America this Memorial Day weekend than what the Federal Bureau of Investigation did—and did not do—i…


    Opinion | Here are 18 reasons Trump could be a Russian asset

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Max Boot Max Boot Columnist covering national security Email Bio Follow Columnist January 13 at 3:24 PM On Friday, the New York Times reported that “in the days after President Trump fired James B…


    Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Greg Miller Greg Miller national security, intelligence, terrorism Email Bio Follow January 13 at 8:30 AM President Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations …


    It’s Already Collusion

    [url=http://www.politico.com]www.politico.com[/url] - We don’t need news reports to tell us that Trump is giving Putin what he wants. Take it from this longtime Russia hand: It’s staring us in the face. On Friday, the New York Times revealed an FBI inve…


    One Federal Employee Has Been Forced to Ration Insulin Thanks to the Shutdown

    splinternews.com - We are now experiencing the longest shutdown in U.S. government history, and the toll is starting to become terrifyingly real for government workers going without paychecks. On Friday, many governmen…


    Federal employees showing up to food banks in the hundreds as shutdown enters fourth week: report

    thehill.com - Federal employees affected by the government shutdown are reportedly turning to local food banks to get through the ongoing funding lapse, which is headed into its fourth week. The Capital Area Food …


    Iowa soybean farmer on shutdown: "It's not worth putting up the wall to put us in this situation"

    [url=http://www.cbsnews.com]www.cbsnews.com[/url] - Polk City, Iowa – Aaron Lehman is not a federal employee. He's an Iowa farmer. But the government shutdown has put him in a real bind. Lehman has watched the price of his soybeans drop 20 percent sin…


    Trump Says Emergency Declaration a Virtual Certainty, Would Divert Funds from Disaster Relief

    [url=http://www.patheos.com]www.patheos.com[/url] - Angry that he doesn’t have the votes in Congress to get his way, Trump now says he “would almost say definitely” that he’ll declare a national emergency to get his border wall. And the White House is…


    Traffickers at the El Chapo trial say drugs aren't smuggled through open parts of the border

    [url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - In Guzman's case, the government's own witnesses -- many of them former Mexican cartel associates -- testified that after the government cracked down on smuggling tunnels, they began relying on legal…


    Mark of the Beast? Microchips to replace credit cards, car keys

    [url=http://www.patheos.com]www.patheos.com[/url] - This is not a joke or fake news. This is actually happening right now. The Independent reports that Swedish workers were implanted with microchips– the size of one grain of rice– to replace cash card…


    Democrats warn Trump not to 'discourage, intimidate' Michael Cohen

    abcnews.go.com - The Democratic chairmen of three House panels called on President Donald Trump to cease what they said are “efforts to discourage, intimidate, or otherwise pressure” his former personal attorney and …


    Sooner or Later, We Have to Stop Economic Growth — and We’ll Be Better for it - Resilience

    [url=http://www.resilience.org]www.resilience.org[/url] - Both the U.S. economy and the global economy have expanded dramatically in the past century, as have life expectancies and material progress. Economists raised in this period of plenty assume that gr…


    To make companies moral, make the employees the owners

    To make companies moral, make the employees the owners

    [url=http://www.fastcompany.com]www.fastcompany.com[/url] - In the minds of many entrepreneurs, taking a company public, with shares trading on a public stock exchange, represents the pinnacle of success–a dream come true. For EA Engineering founder Loren Jen…


    Pressure on Senate Republicans to break shutdown impasse grows

    Image result for Politicians continue to shift blame as longest shutdown in history drags on

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Felicia Sonmez and Felicia Sonmez National reporter on The Washington Post's breaking political news team Email Bio Follow Cat Zakrzewski Cat Zakrzewski Technology Email Bio Follow January 14 at 1…


    Capitalism’s tough love: The real lessons from the fall of Sears and GE

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Robert J. Samuelson Robert J. Samuelson Columnist focusing on economics Bio Columnist January 13 at 6:45 PM General Electric and Sears have fallen on hard times, and that tells us a lot about U.S …


    10 science photos that made history and changed minds

    bigthink.com - Science has given humanity an incalculable boost over the recent centuries, changing our lives in ways both awe-inspiring and humbling. Fortunately, photography, a scientific feat in and of itself, h…


    Why the “Anthropocene” Is Not “Climate Change” and Why It Matters

    [url=http://www.asiaglobalonline.hku.hk]www.asiaglobalonline.hku.hk[/url] - Beyond climate change, there’s the Anthropocene. Humans have altered the planet to such an extent that it has entered a new age. The Anthropocene and the unprecedented changes it brings call for a ne…


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    Return of the Neocons!

    [url=http://www.rollingstone.com]www.rollingstone.com[/url]- Neoconservatives, the architects of the War on Terror, are the political version of Jason in Friday the 13th: You can never bank on them being completely dead. They just hide under a log until the ne…


    Barr Will Be Grilled About ‘Unusual’ Memo on Mueller’s Obstruction Probe

    [url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Barr did not address the possibility that DOJ ethics officials could advise him to recuse himself from the probe in his prepared remarks. But he did try to walk his fatalistic view of Mueller’s inqui…


    Opinion | The media’s bias should be toward democracy

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By E.J. Dionne Jr. E.J. Dionne Jr. Columnist covering national politics Email Bio Follow Columnist January 13 at 6:51 PM The belief that constitutional democracy is superior to other forms of governm…


    A Shutdown for the 99 Percent, Concierge Government for the 1 Percent

    theintercept.com - The government shutdown is into its fourth week with no end in sight. President Donald Trump started the crisis on December 22 by refusing to sign a funding bill unless it contained money for his sou…


    MAGA May Be Trump's Greatest Con and Putin's Most Brilliant Move

    hillreporter.com - Given the latest stories about an FBI counter-intelligence investigation into Trump’s Russian ties opened after the Comey firing and about Trump’s attempts to keep secret the details of his meetings …


    Rand Paul To Go To Canada For Surgery Related To 2017 Attack By Neighbor

    talkingpointsmemo.com - Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will travel to Canada in late January to get hernia surgery, related to the attack he sustained from a neighbor in 2017, according to the Louisville Courier Journal. Notably, Pa…


    Rasmussen poll shows Trump with lowest approval in a year

    thehill.com - A conservative-leaning poll released Monday showed President TrumpDonald John TrumpLanny Davis: Trump views Cohen as ‘greatest threat to his presidency’ House Oversight chairman accuses Trump of maki…


    You’ll Never Believe It, but the Shutdown Is Making Trump Unpopular

    [url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - In mid-December, Donald Trump sat in the Oval Office and told Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, live on television, that he would take full responsibility for a government shutdown and would not blame …


    The shutdown is giving some Trump advisers what they’ve long wanted: A smaller government

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    A photo of the cotton sprout.

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    [url=http://www.rollingstone.com]www.rollingstone.com[/url] - Climate deniers want you to believe otherwise, but the basic physics of climate science is as solid as the basic physics of gravity (or maybe even more solid, since the graviton, the elementary parti…


    The West’s Great River Hits Its Limits: Will the Colorado Run Dry?

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    Win, Lose, Death by Meteor: How Will the Shutdown End?

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    Is Nationalization an Answer to Climate Change?

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    Student debt: An American horror story

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    The World Will End in Fire

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