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Doomstead Diner Daily June 14 Flag Day
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U.S. blames Iran for attack on oil tankers, releases video purporting to show Iranians removing mine

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Erin Cunningham , Erin Cunningham Middle East reporter covering Iran, Turkey, Syria and the wider region Email Bio Follow Anne Gearan and Anne Gearan White House reporter Email Bio Follow Carol Mo…


‘Absolutely unprecedented’: Trump upends long-held views with openness to foreign assistance

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


Forget “No Collusion”—Trump Is Now Pro-Collusion

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - I happened to watch this week’s edition of the Trump show from the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, which, later this year, will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berli…


Sarah Sanders Broke the News

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - “But where in the Bible does it say—” Acosta began. “Hold on, Jim. If you’ll let me finish.” “—it’s okay to take children away from their parents?” “Again, I’m not going to comment on the attorney’s …


Opinion | Mitch McConnell, Too, Welcomes Russian Interference

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - As chairman of his county Republican Party in the 1970s, he backed aggressive campaign finance reform. He wanted “drastically” lower contribution limits, full donor disclosure, a ceiling on overall s…


Key steps in the citizens agenda style of campaign coverage - PressThink

pressthink.org - Part of a call to action for an alternative direction in election coverage, originated by the newsroom improvement company, Hearken, and the research project that I direct, Membership Puzzle Project.…


Why Won’t the Democratic Candidates Move to the Left on Foreign Policy?

theintercept.com - The Democratic candidates have introduced a raft of radical progressive proposals on the domestic policy front, from Medicare for All to free public college to universal basic income. Yet that appeti…


The Prescient Anger of Arundhati Roy

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - In “My Seditious Heart,” Roy rides to battle against a host of troubles. Most frequently, she criticizes India’s fondness for big dams, and its cruelty to the people displaced by them. She lambasts t…


G-20 summit could be last exit before all-out US-Turkey crisis

[url=http://www.al-monitor.com]www.al-monitor.com[/url] - US Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan’s letter to his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar sent shock waves into Turkey’s foreign policy and security establishment and Turkey doesn’t yet know “h…


Michael Avenatti sued over claims he pilfered paraplegic's $4 million

boingboing.net - Attorney and disgraced anti-Trump media gadfly Michael Avenatti has been sued again, this time over allegations he siphoned off a paraplegic client's $4 million settlement. Avenatti's disabled client…


Facebook wants to stay "neutral" on deepfakes. Congress might force it to act.

[url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - How would you react if you saw a video of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg describing himself grandiosely as “one man, with total control of billions of people’s stolen data, all their secrets, their liv…


Climate change is bad for world peace

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - A study from Stanford University reveals the interconnectedness of politics and the environment. As the global climate crisis worsens, so will armed conflicts. This depressing conclusion was made in …


How Collusion Confusion Helps Trump

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - More than any American President, Donald Trump strains credulity. Of the ten-thousand-plus false or misleading statements he has made during his Presidency that fact-checkers have documented so far, …


Of Two Minds - Misplaced Pride: Most of the "Middle Class" Is Actually Working Class

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - If we look at these charts, it looks like only the top 10%, or perhaps the top 20% at best, might qualify as "middle class" by the metrics described below. The conventional definition of working clas…


Kellyanne Conway Broke the Law—And Is Going to Get Away With It

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - “Ms. Conway’s violations, if left unpunished, would send a message to all federal employees that they need not abide by the Hatch Act’s restrictions. Her actions thus erode the principal foundation o…


Opinion | Is the Iran-U.S. tinderbox about to ignite?

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By David Ignatius David Ignatius Columnist covering foreign affairs Email Bio Follow Columnist June 13 at 8:07 PM As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of “unprovoked attacks” near the Strai…


Why Housing Policy Feels Like Generational Warfare

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Nationally, the gap between income and home value has been rising. Using Unison’s methodology, it took nine years to save up a down payment in 1975. Now it takes 14. Read: When Wall Street is your la…


Remember The Maine

[url=http://www.stonekettle.com]www.stonekettle.com[/url] - "In spite of all its horror, we must regard the sinking of the Lusitania as an event most important and favourable to the Allies. The poor babies who perished in the ocean attack struck a blow at Ger…


Sanders Calls For 21st Century Bill of Rights - How Democratic Socialism Is the Only Way to Defeat Oligarchy

portside.org - Bernie Sanders says he didn't hear Jamie Dimon criticizing socialism during Wall St. bailout By Kate Gibson June 12, 2019 CBS News Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders took aim at Jamie D…


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Doomstead Diner Daily June 16
« Reply #931 on: June 16, 2019, 06:39:59 AM »

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This Civilisation is Finished: Conversations on the end of Empire – and what lies beyond

simplicitycollective.com - I’ve just published a new book, co-authored with philosopher-activist Rupert Read (leading spokesperson of the Extinction Rebellion in the UK). There is also a postscript by Helena Norberg-Hodge, aut…


Large-scale protests return to Hong Kong despite suspension of extradition bill

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Shibani Mahtani Shibani Mahtani Reporter covering Southeast Asia Email Bio Follow June 16 at 4:42 AM HONG KONG — Protesters filled Hong Kong’s streets again on Sunday, cramming subway stations and…


Trump’s consistent criticism of Iran pushes U.S. to point of potential conflict

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Anne Gearan and Anne Gearan White House reporter Email Bio Follow Carol Morello Carol Morello National reporter focusing on foreign policy and State Department Email Bio Follow June 15 at 3:04 PM …


Federal watchdog agency recommends removal of Kellyanne Conway from federal office for violating the Hatch Act

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Politics Federal watchdog agency recommends removal of Kellyanne Conway from federal office for violating the Hatch Act Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway (Andrew Harnik/AP) By Felicia Sonme…


Eric Swalwell: Why I've Decided to Support an Impeachment Inquiry

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Let others debate whether impeachment proceedings are “good for Democrats” or are “playing into Trump’s hands,” or whether they “will tank the 2020 race.” As the Judiciary Committee’s only career pro…


The IRS Ignores Another Whistleblower Complaint | DCReport.org

[url=http://www.dcreport.org]www.dcreport.org[/url] - By David Cay Johnston, DCReport Editor-in-Chief Two years after a whistleblower first alerted the IRS to William Ingraham Koch’s dodgy tax behavior, the same insider told the IRS about even more effo…


White House Considers Restoring the Daily Briefing for the Next Press Secretary

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - WASHINGTON — Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s announcement that she would step down as White House press secretary has set off the latest round of musical chairs in the West Wing and an internal debate over …


Retired Turkish spy claims he warned CIA about 9/11 attacks 40 days in advance

[url=http://www.dailysabah.com]www.dailysabah.com[/url] - The founder of the counter-terrorism department of Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) has claimed in his new book that he warned U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) about the Sept. …


Body Cameras And Tasers Rake In Billions For Axon, But They’re No Panacea For Police Violence

theappeal.org - Jonathan Ben-Menachem Jun 10, 2019 Last August, Cincinnati police officer Kevin D. Brown tased an 11-year-old Black girl who was suspected of shoplifting food, sparking outrage and a review of the ci…


WATCH: Glenn Greenwald Explains the Political Earthquake in Brazil Caused by Our Ongoing Exposés

theintercept.com - Last Sunday, the Intercept and the Intercept Brasil published a series of exposés that has created a major political earthquake in Brazil that has only grown and intensified throughout the week. In l…


Bosses pocket Trump tax windfall as workers see job promises vanish

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Stephen Smith worked at an AT&T call center in Meriden, Connecticut, for over 20 years before the giant telecoms company announced it was closing the city’s three call centers in February 2019. “At 4…



We’re not buying it

ecohustler.com - We need to change the way we think about what a good life is. We need to change the social narrative that puts an emphasis on a good life depending on a high consumption and quick disposal. We need t…


Humans consume the equivalent of a credit card worth of plastic every week: Report

abcnews.go.com - The consumption of plastic has become unavoidable in recent years, but a new report is proving just how much humans are ingesting on a regular basis. People are consuming about 5 grams of plastic eve…


Should we pursue boundless economic growth?

[url=http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk]www.prospectmagazine.co.uk[/url] - Of course we should pursue boundless growth. This is how the world will get better. Things can never be perfect, but even in my lifetime I have seen many objective improvements. Child mortality level…


The Illiberal Right Throws a Tantrum

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Trump is the symptom of the Republican Party’s turn toward illiberalism, not its cause; even before Trump ran for president, some Republican elites were plotting to diminish the political power of mi…


Is Student Debt Cancellation Regressive? NO. | Current Affairs

[url=http://www.currentaffairs.org]www.currentaffairs.org[/url] - Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to cancel a significant chunk of outstanding student loan debt sparked a backlash from higher education policy wonks. Their central objection is that the plan woul…


There's some really intense melting in the Arctic right now

mashable.com - The Arctic summer has a long way to go, but already sea ice levels over great swathes of the sprawling Arctic ocean are at historic lows (in the 40-year-long satellite record) for this time of year. …


The Terrifying World Of Alex Jones | Current Affairs

[url=http://www.currentaffairs.org]www.currentaffairs.org[/url] - If you are not a member of the Infowars viewership, the appeal of Alex Jones can seem somewhat mystifying. If you have not already fallen down his rabbit hole—if you do not believe in false flag atta…


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Doomstead Diner Daily June 17
« Reply #932 on: June 17, 2019, 03:22:30 AM »

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‘Massive Failure’ in Power Grid Causes Blackout in Argentina and Uruguay

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - By 10:30 p.m., power had been restored throughout Argentina and in most of Uruguay. Delays were reported in the Patagonia region of Argentina, thanks to failures in the area’s power plants. Only the …

Argentina Isn’t Ruling Out a Cyberattack in Major Power Outage

[url=http://www.bloomberg.com]www.bloomberg.com[/url] - Businesses close their doors during energy blackout in Argentina on Sunday. Argentina said it isn’t ruling out a cyberattack after what President Mauricio Macri called an “unprecedented” power blacko…

Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America's dirty secret

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - What happens to your plastic after you drop it in a recycling bin? According to promotional materials from America’s plastics industry, it is whisked off to a factory where it is seamlessly transform…

Standoff with Iran exposes Trump’s credibility issue as some allies seek more proof of tanker attack

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Carol Morello , Carol Morello National reporter focusing on foreign policy and State Department Email Bio Follow Kareem Fahim and Kareem Fahim Istanbul bureau chief covering the Middle East Email …

How Donald Trump silenced the people who could expose his business failures

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - How did Donald Trump, a self-serving promoter who lost billions of dollars for his investors, convince the world that he is a financial genius? It wasn’t just by fabricating tales of his success. It …

Saudi Arabia May Execute Teenager for His Protests — Including When He Was 10

theintercept.com - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ahead of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Islamic Summit in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on June 1, 2019. In 2011, as Arab Spring protests swept across the Mid…

Hong Kong protests: pressure builds on Carrie Lam as public rejects apology

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Hong Kong’s political crisis has entered its second week, after protesters who had filled the city’s streets in record numbers on Sunday rejected an apology from leader Carrie Lam, and vowed to conti…

A nasty swine flu in China means big trouble for US farmers

[url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - A nearly-empty barn at a pig farm in Jiangjiaqiao village in northern China's Hebei province, where swine fever is taking its toll.Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo A relentlessly rainy spring and President…

Nafeez Ahmed: Venezuela’s collapse is a window into how the Oil Age will unravel

energyskeptic.com - Preface. Ahmed is one of the best writers on the energy crisis and other biophysical calamities. He’s written about why many states are failing now in part due to peak oil, but also drought and other…

Key steps in the citizens agenda style of campaign coverage - PressThink

pressthink.org - Part of a call to action for an alternative direction in election coverage, originated by the newsroom improvement company, Hearken, and the research project that I direct, Membership Puzzle Project.…

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - After Mr. Trump’s inauguration, Russian hackers kept escalating attacks. Mr. Trump’s initial cyberteam decided to be far more public in calling out Russian activity. In early 2018, it named Russia as…

The Great Insect Dying: A global look at a deepening crisis » Focusing on Wildlife

focusingonwildlife.com - In recent months a debate over whether a global insect apocalypse is underway has raged in the mainstream media and among researchers. To assess the range of scientific opinion, Mongabay interviewed …

Repeat Photography Reveals How Glaciers Change Over Time

discovermagazine.com - Jasper National Park sprawls over 4,200 square miles of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta. Celebrated for its forests, glaciers and backcountry trails, the Canadian park also hosts retail outlets and fr…

Dolphins along the Gulf Coast are dying at triple the normal rate, scientists say

[url=http://www.nbcnews.com]www.nbcnews.com[/url] - Federal scientists are trying to determine why an extraordinary number of dolphins have turned up dead along the Gulf Coast. A vast majority of the 279 common bottlenose dolphins discovered stranded …

How consolidation in the seed industry is jeopardizing our future food supply

finance.yahoo.com - With mergers and acquisitions in the agriculture space over the past few decades, four agrochemical companies now control 60% of the global seed market, down from about 1,000 50 years ago. Multinatio…

Of Two Minds - How Much of Your "Wealth" Is Hostage to Bubbles and Impossible Promises?

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - All asset "wealth" in credit-asset bubble dependent economies is contingent and ephemeral. A funny thing happens to "wealth" in a bubble economy: it only remains "wealth" if the owner sells at the to…

Trump Administration’s Harmful Changes to Medicaid

portside.org - President Trump has made clear that his goal remains to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the Medicaid expansion, and to impose rigid caps on the federal government’s Medicaid spending.…

Weekend Funnies for the Depressed Collapsitarian #11

collapseofindustrialcivilization.com - The clathrate bomb has obviously not happened, but it’ll be fucking hilarious when/if it do. The Latest on the Threat for Abrupt Methane Release from the East Siberian Sea “So I just read the latest …

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Doomstead Diner Daily June 18
« Reply #933 on: June 18, 2019, 03:07:51 AM »


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In Courtrooms, Climate Change Is No Longer Up for Debate

undark.org - In September 2017, San Francisco experienced its hottest day on record, with temperatures reaching a searing 106 degrees. Weeks later, the city joined Oakland to announce it would sue five major foss…


Trump vows mass immigration arrests, removals of ‘millions of illegal aliens’ starting next week

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers gather for a debriefing after staging raids to arrest undocumented immigrants on April 11, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. President T…


Iran threatens to surpass uranium limits as tensions with the U.S. continue to grow

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Karen DeYoung Karen DeYoung Associate editor and senior national security correspondent Email Bio Follow June 17 at 7:09 PM Iran said Monday that its stockpile of enriched uranium will surpass lim…


How a Right-Wing Attack on Protections for Native American Children Could Upend Indian Law

theintercept.com - A law key to preventing state welfare agencies from separating Indigenous children from their families is at risk of being overturned thanks to the yearslong effort of a network of libertarian and ri…


MintCast Episode 4: The Real Motivation behind Russiagate, the Global War on Journalism and the Hidden Face of American Empire

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - MintCast hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb discuss the latest current events including how U.S. political reactions to Trump’s Iran policy reveal the true motivations behind the Russiagate scandal …


Support among Democrats for beginning impeachment hearings grows in new NBC/WSJ poll

[url=http://www.nbcnews.com]www.nbcnews.com[/url] - WASHINGTON — More Democratic voters believe Congress should begin impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump’s conduct while in office, but the country at large remains divided on the matter, acc…


Trump kicks off 2020 election campaign in state where he raised taxes on 545,000 families

shareblue.com - Trump will hold his campaign kickoff rally in the middle of Florida, a state where his policies have wreaked havoc. Trump is holding a massive election rally to kick off his 2020 campaign Tuesday nig…


Mass protests protect Hong Kong's legal autonomy from China – for now

theconversation.com - Protesters in Hong Kong have achieved a major victory in their fight to protect their legal system from Chinese interference. On June 15, in response to massive popular resistance, Chief Executive Ca…


Nafeez Ahmed: Venezuela’s collapse is a window into how the Oil Age will unravel

energyskeptic.com - Preface. Ahmed is one of the best writers on the energy crisis and other biophysical calamities. He’s written about why many states are failing now in part due to peak oil, but also drought and other…


This remarkable Greenland photo highlights extreme Arctic melting

mashable.com - At mid-June, Arctic sea ice is now at a record low for this time of year, and melted ice is especially notable both in and around Greenland — home to the second largest ice sheet on the planet. Steff…


Pope Francis Declares Climate Emergency in Meeting With Big Oil Leaders

[url=http://www.ecowatch.com]www.ecowatch.com[/url] - The Pope argued that warming should be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, following the release of an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report last year that w…

‘There’s no accountability’: Trump, White House aides signal a willingness to act with impunity in drive for reelection

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By David Nakamura and David Nakamura Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow Holly Bailey Holly Bailey National Political Reporter Email Bio Follow June 16 at 6:19 PM Slumping in the polls…


Catch 2020 – Trump’s Authoritarian Endgame

[url=http://www.counterpunch.org]www.counterpunch.org[/url] - On Thursday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a version of events quickly challenged by Iran and the owner of the tan…


Don't bother replacing Sarah Sanders – there's no point

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The imminent resignation of Sarah Sanders as Donald Trump’s press secretary marks yet another departure from a White House that treats chaos as its modus operandi. On the left, there is understandabl…


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Doomstead Diner Daily June 19
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Why the Mercers, Trump’s Biggest 2016 Backers, Have Bailed on Him

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - To judge from the recent leak of its internal poll numbers, Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign has a lot of ground to make up—and Trump family members have already been sounding alarms that Republican mega…


The Supreme Court's Virginia uranium ruling hints at the limits of federal power

theconversation.com - Virginia has the authority to ban uranium mining under state law, even as the federal government regulates the processing of nuclear fuel under the Atomic Energy Act, the Supreme Court has ruled. Nei…


Hunt for cause of massive South America power outage begins

[url=http://www.nbcnews.com]www.nbcnews.com[/url] - BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — As lights turned back on across Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after a massive blackout that hit tens of millions people, authorities were still largely in the dark about w…


'Credible evidence' Saudi crown prince liable for Khashoggi killing – UN report

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The crown prince of Saudi Arabia should be investigated over the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi because there is “credible evidence” that he and other senior officials are liable …


Trump sets stage for 2020 fight with false claims and recycled attacks

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Donald Trump has set the stage for the nastiest US presidential race in modern times with a campaign rally that recycled old themes and stoked resentment towards Democrats and the media. More than 50…


Pompeo warns Iran about trigger for U.S. military action as some in administration question aggressive policy

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Missy Ryan , Missy Ryan Reporter covering the Pentagon, military issues and national security Email Bio Follow Greg Jaffe and Greg Jaffe National security reporter Email Bio Follow John Hudson Joh…


If Only Elites Controlled Our Internet Access and Social Media Opinions …

medium.com - Two and 1/2 years ago, the nation was solemnly offered a joint communiqué from the CIA, the NSA and the FBI. This report — “the report before the Mueller report” — was handed down in the dying days o…


Cutting Military Emissions Is a Matter of National Security

undark.org - Military weapons and equipment use so much fuel that the relevant measure for defense planners is frequently gallons per mile. Aircraft are particularly thirsty. Scientists and security analysts have…


Here's a Guy Who Keeps Popping Up in the Russia Probes | DCReport.org

[url=http://www.dcreport.org]www.dcreport.org[/url] - A prominent conservative lawyer keeps showing up in dramas central to the Trump administration and its battles with Congress—and it turns out he has intimate knowledge of Felix Sater’s intelligence w…


Opinion | Experiments in Tyranny, Brought to You by Tech

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - But as Mr. Cook put it, you can’t “claim credit without accepting responsibility.” (Mr. Cook is considered a scold by many in Silicon Valley, as are others who point out issues — I am a bummer, Roger…


Of Two Minds - America's Managerial Elite Has Failed, But We Can't Get Rid of Them

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - The system is broken, and the managerial elite will keep it broken because it serves their interests to keep it broken. America's managerial elite came to do good and stayed to do well--at the expens…


Climate Change: Why is it So Often “Sooner than Predicted”? - Resilience

[url=http://www.resilience.org]www.resilience.org[/url] - A June 15th headline elicited feelings in me of both shock and déjà vu: “Climate change: Arctic permafrost now melting at levels not expected until 2090” [Independent, June 15, 2019]. Shock because t…


Scientists amazed as Canadian permafrost thaws 70 years early - Reuters

[url=http://www.reuters.com]www.reuters.com[/url] - LONDON (Reuters) - 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 acceler…


90 Percent Of Sri Lanka’s Corals Are Dead

[url=http://www.eurasiareview.com]www.eurasiareview.com[/url] - Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) General Manager Dr. Terney Pradeep Kumara said Sri Lanka’s corals are faced with an imminent threat of destruction due to climate change, pollution and …


The Eye-Rolls of Summer

cluborlov.blogspot.com - The Eye-Rolls of Summer There isn’t much to report that I haven’t already reported. What goes on is more of the same but the attitude seems to have changed. A new development is the Global Eye-Roll a…


Canada Declares Climate Emergency, Then Approves Massive Oil Pipeline Expansion

[url=http://www.vice.com]www.vice.com[/url] - Only one day after declaring a climate emergency, Canada has approved the expansion of a massive pipeline that will increase oil production in Alberta and release more greenhouse gases into the atmos…


Another Brutal Fact About the Ice Age Arctic: The Hyenas

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Scientists think that plenty of other species made their way from Asia to the Americas, and vice versa, through the Arctic, but they still haven’t found—or, perhaps, identified—fossilized proof. “Thi…


Your Professional Decline Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - These words came from an elderly woman sitting behind me on a late-night flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. The plane was dark and quiet. A man I assumed to be her husband murmured almost in…


Teflon Toxin Safety Level Should Be 700 Times Lower Than Current EPA Guideline

theintercept.com - According to a summary of the experiment, male rats exposed to PFOA developed both cancerous and noncancerous tumors of the pancreas. At the lowest of three doses given in the experiment, 20 out of 5…


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Reality Winner is in Prison While the Traitors Walk Free | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

[url=http://www.patreon.com]www.patreon.com[/url] - This week, we interview Billie Winner-Davis, a social worker and the mother of Reality Winner, an air force veteran and the former NSA contractor who provided The Intercept with an NSA report on the …


Iran shoots down US drone

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Iran has shot down an US drone in the strait of Hormuz, accusing Washington of breaching Iran’s national sovereignty and trying to deepen tensions in the region. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on T…


Report: US Planning “Massive” Airstrike On An Iranian Facility

[url=http://www.informationclearinghouse.info]www.informationclearinghouse.info[/url] - June 19, 2019 "Information Clearing House" - According to a new article from English-language Israeli publication The Jerusalem Post, the Hebrew-language Israeli publication Maariv has reported that …


Spoiler Alert: They Want a War

[url=http://www.esquire.com]www.esquire.com[/url] - Here they come again, the oldies act, just in time for the summer shed shows. Take it away, New York Times. They have stopped short of telling lawmakers or aides in large group settings that the 2001…


With Maduro entrenched in Venezuela, Trump loses patience and interest in issue, officials say

[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 June 19 at 1…


18 Questions. 21 Candidates. Here’s What They Said.

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - The New York Times reached out to 22 Democratic presidential candidates to ask them the same set of questions on video. Twenty-one accepted the invitation. Most of the candidates visited the studio i…


Of Two Minds - Dear Central Bankers: Prepare to be Swept Away in the Next Wave of Populism

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - The political moment when the "losers" connect their discontent and decline with central bankers is approaching. The Ruling Elites' Chattering Classes still haven't absorbed the key lesson of the 201…


China: The Perfect High-Tech Totalitarian State

[url=http://www.zerohedge.com]www.zerohedge.com[/url] - Authored by Judith Bergman via The Gatestone Institute, In China, censorship, now largely automated, has reached "unprecedented levels of accuracy, aided by machine learning and voice and image recog…


Forced organ harvesting of political prisoners in China, independent tribunal concludes

newatlas.com - Citing similar evidence of actions directed towards the Uyghurs, the tribunal concluded there is substantial evidence to suggest the crime of genocide has been committed. It is noted that, after acce…


Why Trump doesn't want to punish Turkey over its Russia dealings, after threatening Germany for the same thing last week | Markets Insider

markets.businessinsider.com - Bloomberg's report that the US is mulling sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of the S-400 missile defense system from Russia comes just days after Trump threatened to sanction Germany, also for pa…


The Shadow Cabinet: How a Group of Powerful Business Leaders Drove Trump’s Agenda

[url=http://www.rollingstone.com]www.rollingstone.com[/url] - It could have been an episode of The Apprentice. On a summer day in 2016, a group of businessmen and women descended on Trump Tower in Manhattan. They exited their black SUVs and rode the golden elev…


"Migration Is Part Of The Model": The Real Roots Of Central America's Migrant Crisis

[url=http://www.zerohedge.com]www.zerohedge.com[/url] - When the average American thinks about Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, their initial impression is typically that these are destitute countries overrun by crime, poverty and malnutrition, with c…


Senators get classified briefing on UFO sightings

[url=http://www.politico.com]www.politico.com[/url] - “If naval pilots are running into unexplained interference in the air, that’s a safety concern Senator Warner believes we need to get to the bottom of,” Sen. Mark Warner's spokesperson said. | Mark W…


Neanderthal and unknown human ancestor DNA found in the "dark heart" of chromosomes

newatlas.com - The centromere of chromosome 11 was particularly interesting. Non-African genomes were found to house very different haplotypes of Neanderthal DNA, which appeared to have diverged as long as a millio…


Scientists amazed as Canadian permafrost thaws 70 years early 

uk.reuters.com - LONDON (Reuters) - 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 acceler…


Grow a 100-year-old forest in your backyard in just 10 years

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - Obviously, you can't literally grow a century-old forest in just a decade, but by mimicking nature's forest-building process, it's possible to kickstart your own mini-forest. Instead of viewing natur…


India's sixth largest city 'runs out of water'

[url=http://www.bbc.com]www.bbc.com[/url] - The southern Indian city of Chennai (formerly Madras) is in crisis after its four main water reservoirs ran completely dry. The acute water shortage has forced the city to scramble for urgent solutio…


Samurai Text Tells Secrets of Sword-Fighters' 'Supernatural Powers'


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Trump ordered an attack on Iran, but called off the operation at the last minute

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Missy Ryan , Missy Ryan Reporter covering the Pentagon, military issues and national security Email Bio Follow Erin Cunningham and Erin Cunningham Middle East reporter covering Iran, Turkey, Syria…


Next Contestant, Iran: Meet America’s Permanent War Formula

[url=http://www.rollingstone.com]www.rollingstone.com[/url] - Here we go again. Iran has not only shot down an American spy drone over the Strait of Hormuz, but refuses to feel bad about it. Iran’s General Hossein Salami — one assumes this is a real person — sa…


Walmart got a $2.2 billion tax cut. Now it's laying off workers

[url=http://www.salon.com]www.salon.com[/url] - Walmart announced it will lay off hundreds of workers in North Carolina despite receiving billions in tax cuts that the Republican Party and President Trump claimed would spur job growth. The giant r…


Fact checking doesn’t work (the way you think it does)

fullfact.org - Fact checkers need to move from ‘publish and pray’ to ‘publish and act’ This post will appear on the websites of Africa Check (in English and French), Chequeado (in Spanish), and Full Fact (in Englis…


Protests and clashes in Chennai as India water crisis worsens

edition.cnn.com - There was some respite for Chennai residents Thursday when the city received its first major rainfall of the year. "The next two days will see light to moderate rainfall in the city. It will give rel…


Dems ponder a ‘science fiction’ scenario: What if Trump won’t accept 2020 defeat?

[url=http://www.politico.com]www.politico.com[/url] - On Twitter last weekend, President Donald Trump pondered, “do you think the people would demand that I stay longer?” | Evan Vucci/AP Photo The situations all seem far-fetched, but the president's com…


Of Two Minds - The Fed's Casino Is Giving Away Free Gambling Chips (But Only to the Super-Rich)

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - The rest of us eat our losses, either all at once or in bitter bites as we trudge through the financial wasteland left after bubbles burst. The news that the Federal Reserve Casino is giving away fre…


Never gonna give you up: how plastic seduced America

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - In 1957 Disneyland opened the Monsanto House of the Future, an all-plastic dwelling. Over the next 10 years millions of visitors passed through its fantastical rooms, designed by MIT architects with …


Direct Action Shuts Down Coal Infrastructure in Germany

unicornriot.ninja - Viersen, Germany – Unicorn Riot is on scene of the Ende Gelände action camp. This is the fifth year climate activists have gathered to block German coal infrastructure around mines owned by energy gi…


Donald Trump Will Do Anything To Avoid Prosecution–And John Bolton Will Help

[url=http://www.fastcompany.com]www.fastcompany.com[/url] - This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company. advertisement advertisement In October 2017, U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson died in a ha…


Three Facebook moderators break their NDAs to expose a company in crisis

[url=http://www.theverge.com]www.theverge.com[/url] - Content warning: This story contains descriptions of violent acts against people and animals, accounts of sexual harassment and post-traumatic stress disorder, and other potentially disturbing conten…


Spy-Satellite Images Reveal How Climate Change Is Rapidly Melting the Himalayan Glaciers

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - Over the last several years, on Mt. Everest, veteran alpine guides have reported seeing an increasing number of human skeletons and frozen corpses. One guide named Gelje Sherpa told the Times that wh…


No System of Government Designed by Human Beings Can Survive What the Climate Crisis Will Bring

[url=http://www.esquire.com]www.esquire.com[/url] - It is a long held belief here in the shebeen that, thanks to those clever Chinese climate hoaxsters, the next world wars are going to be fought not over oil, but over water. This is especially true i…


Are hurricanes lingering near the coast longer? - Sustainability Math

sustainabilitymath.org - The NASA research feature Tropical Cyclones are Stalling More by Kasha Patel (6/619) reports on hurricanes that stall for two days or more near U.S. coasts (graph copied here). In a study published o…


Congress Targets Middle-Class Retirement Savings | DCReport.org

[url=http://www.dcreport.org]www.dcreport.org[/url] - If you thought it was a safe bet to put your money into retirement plans over the span of your career for estate planning, think again; the government now wants to take a large cut of those via new s…


In a Colony of 40,000, Just Two Penguin Chicks Survived This Year

[url=http://www.esquire.com]www.esquire.com[/url] - Here's a cheery thought to start the week. All over the world, for the past few years, birds have been starving to death. Some of it is attributable to those clever Chinese climate hoaxsters. Some of…


Immigration: How ancient Rome dealt with the Barbarians at the gate

theconversation.com - A caravan of Goths – the Thervingi and the Greuthungi – were massing along the Danube river, at the border of the Roman Empire. This was not an invading army, but men, women, and children fleeing the…


Climate change SHOCK: Sea level rise forecasts were wrong by 80 percent

[url=http://www.express.co.uk]www.express.co.uk[/url] - 1. If global temperatures rise by just 1.5C degrees, NASA estimates more than half of the world’s population will suffer reduced access to fresh water. 2. Heatwaves triggered by spiking temperatures …

Wildfires rage near Siberia's "mouth of hell" — a giant depression that's getting bigger due to global warming - ImaGeo

blogs.discovermagazine.com - I started writing this post last week after seeing the stunning satellite image above showing a blazing Siberian wildfire. When I returned to finish the post today, I learned from a story in the Sibe…


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Elizabeth Warren Condemns ICE’s “Cruel and Unnecessary” Use of Solitary Confinement, Demands Answers

theintercept.com - “According to a trove of recently released documents, a former DHS employee, and two DHS IG reports that investigated solitary confinement at ICE facilities,” ICE was using solitary confinement somet…


CO Community Gathers Outside GEO ICE Facility on Longest Day of Year

unicornriot.ninja - Aurora, CO – Friday marks the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year. Often the solstice is an especially dangerous day for those who are walking through the desert along the U.S.-Mexi…


Threats from militia provoke shutdown at Oregon capitol, a day after GOP lawmakers fled

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - A truck moves around the Oregon state Capitol during a protest against climate bills. (Sarah Zimmerman, File) By Reis Thebault and Reis Thebault National and breaking news reporter Email Bio Follow M…


Analysis | A dangerous confusion at the heart of Trump’s foreign policy

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Greg Jaffe Greg Jaffe National security reporter Email Bio Follow June 21 at 7:55 PM A tumultuous week that brought the United States to the brink of war with Iran has highlighted an incoherence a…


Elizabeth Warren Wants to Ban Private Prisons

theintercept.com - Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Friday rolled out a plan to ban private prisons and detention facilities and stop companies from profiting off mass incarceration. The 2020 hopeful introduced the p…


Netflix and Amazon Hilariously Troll Christian Petition Trying to Get 'Good Omens' Banned

toofab.com - A Christian group has demanded Netflix cancel the "blasphemous" series "Good Omens" — even though the show belongs to Amazon. And the rival streaming services got in on the fun on Thursday as they …


Snowden Documents Reveal Scope of Secrets Exposed to China in 2001 Spy Plane Incident

theintercept.com - The report describes the crew’s haphazard and jury-rigged efforts to destroy equipment without proper tools and the woefully inadequate training they received for dealing with a scenario the Navy sho…


In Guantánamo Case, U.S. Government Says It Can Indefinitely Detain Anyone — Even U.S. Citizens

theintercept.com - For over 17 years, Moath al-Alwi has been held at Guantánamo Bay without charge. A Yemeni citizen, al-Alwi is one of Guantánamo’s “forever prisoners,” those whom the U.S. government has not charged w…


In Hong Kong, the Freedom to Publish Is Under Attack

foreignpolicy.com - For most of the world’s publishers, it would be very unusual for editors to take into account a country’s extradition laws before greenlighting a book. And yet, publishers and booksellers based in Ho…


What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - The cockpit, by contrast, was equipped with four pressurized-oxygen masks linked to hours of supply. Whoever depressurized the airplane would have simply had to slap one on. The airplane was moving f…


Jim Crow Lives On In Efforts to Block African-American and Latino Voters | DCReport.org

[url=http://www.dcreport.org]www.dcreport.org[/url] - Among the seemingly endless email appeals for political money, we all receive was one inviting participation on behalf of Mississippi Atty. Gen. Jim Hood, Democratic candidate for governor and the on…


Europe braces for 40 degree temperatures as forecasters warn of 'unprecedented' heatwave

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'Are u up?': Texts show cozy relationship between Paul Manafort and Sean Hannity

[url=http://www.politico.com]www.politico.com[/url] - “I feel all alone out there. Except for you and a few others, our side is not engaged,” Paul Manafort texted Fox News host Sean Hannity. | Alex Wong/Getty Images By DARREN SAMUELSOHN, KYLE CHENEY and…


"Hardhats vs. Hippies": How the Media Misrepresents the Debate Over the Green New Deal

[url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - A recent Politico article about the Green New Deal resolution put forward in February by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) features many grumblings from blue-collar …


Amid Skyrocketing Insulin Prices, Americans Head to Canada

undark.org - The average list price of insulin in the U.S. nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013. Visual: Melissa Johnson/Flickr Insulin has become so unaffordable in the U.S. that many American diabetics and thei…


Science, Sensationalism, and the Lessons of 'Insectageddon'

undark.org - When I was growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, long before we spent our evenings drawn to the soft glow of electronic devices, I would sit down in my grandparents’ backyard on summer nights and watch the …


Carmageddon: it’s killing urban life. We must reclaim our cities before it’s too late | George Monbiot

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - What is the best way of wrecking a city? Pour cars into it. Heavy traffic, 50 years of research shows, breaks up communities, disrupts social life and crushes local cultures. Noise drowns out convers…


The Dangerous Methane Mystery

[url=http://www.counterpunch.org]www.counterpunch.org[/url] - The East Siberian Arctic Shelf (“ESAS”) is the epicenter of a methane-rich zone that could turn the world upside down. Still, the ESAS is not on the radar of mainstream science, and not included in c…


Connecting the Dots: Insane Trade and Climate Chaos - Resilience

[url=http://www.resilience.org]www.resilience.org[/url] - Imagine a world where food routinely gets shipped thousands of miles away to be processed, then shipped back to be sold right where it started. Imagine cows from Mexico being fed corn imported from t…


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Trump Has Unexpectedly Postponed The Nationwide ICE Raids Targeting Immigrant Families

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Kayla Epstein / Washington Post: Trump says he will hold off on planned ICE raids for now — After the defending his plan to deport undocumented immigrants on Saturday, President Trump hours later twe…

Ahead of ICE raids, Illinois governor bans private immigrant detention centers from state

thinkprogress.org - With mass raids by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) planned for Sunday, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker (D) signed a bill Friday that will make his state the first in the country to ban p…

US launched cyber attack on Iranian rockets and missiles – reports

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The US military launched a cyber-attack on Iranian weapons systems on Thursday, according to sources, as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional strike in response to Ir…

‘It Hurt. And It Was Against My Will’: Trump Accuser Stands By Her Story

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Jay Michaelson / The Daily Beast: Marianne Williamson, Longtime Wacko, Is Now a Dangerous Wacko — For decades, Williamson said that medicines don't cure disease but positive thinking does. Now she's …

Major newspapers largely leave new report of sexual assault by Trump off their front pages

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Geoffrey A. Fowler / Washington Post: Goodbye, Chrome: Google's web browser has become spy software — Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our brow…

Veteran Navy Officer Exposes Flaws In US Version Of Iran Oil Tanker Narrative

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: From Mintpressnews.com According to Dr Gwynne Dyer who has served as a Reserve Naval Officer in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, US Naval Reserve, and British Royal Navy Reserve for a t…

Dakota Access Pipeline Spills at South Dakota Pump Station

unicornriot.ninja - UPDATE (May 22, 2017): Since the initial news of its April 4 spill in South Dakota, reports have emerged that the Dakota Access Pipeline spilled twice in North Dakota on March 3 and March 5 of this y…

Supreme Court’s liberals and conservatives clash again over retaining precedent

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Robert Barnes Robert Barnes Reporter covering the U.S. Supreme Court Email Bio Follow June 21 at 6:21 PM The Supreme Court’s liberal and conservative members clashed again Friday on respecting the…

Who Gets to Own the West?

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Some of the new owners have been welcomed. The cable magnate, John Malone, for instance, has been praised by the Nature Conservancy for his family’s conservation efforts, and other buyers have helped…

The Unimaginable Reality of American Concentration Camps

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - Like many arguments, the fight over the term “concentration camp” is mostly an argument about something entirely different. It is not about terminology. Almost refreshingly, it is not an argument abo…

A firsthand report of ‘inhumane conditions’ at a migrant children's detention facility

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Kayla Epstein / Washington Post: Trump says he will hold off on planned ICE raids for now — After the defending his plan to deport undocumented immigrants on Saturday, President Trump hours later twe…


Greenland’s ice: A trip back in time to see the future of climate change

bigthink.com - JON GERTNER: It's hard for us here to imagine what the Greenland ice sheet is like. This is thousands of miles from the United States, as well as from Europe. It's a country that few people ever visi…


Hack of U.S. Border Surveillance Contractor Is Way Bigger Than the Government Lets On

gizmodo.com - Even as Homeland Security officials have attempted to downplay the impact of a security intrusion that reached deep into the network of a federal surveillance contractor, secret documents, handbooks,…


Flushed Goldfish Grew to Be Kitten-Size in Niagara River

[url=http://www.livescience.com]www.livescience.com[/url] - A monstrously huge goldfish was recently captured in the Niagara River in New York. The goldfish was presumably a discarded house pet that may have been illegally released or survived a traumatic flu…


Fukushima’s Three Nuclear Meltdowns Are “Under Control”: That’s a Lie

dissidentvoice.org - The implementation of the safe decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station is a unique complex case and expected to span several decades: the IAEA Review Team considers that it wil…


'I'm scared for my daughter': Life in India's first city that's almost out of water

edition.cnn.com - Some residents get their rationed quota of water daily, while others get it once a week. People are having to wash utensils in the same dirty water, saving a few bottles of clean water to cook food. …


Will humans understand AI-generated art?

aeon.co - Assuming that the emergence of consciousness in artificial minds is possible, those minds will feel the urge to create art. But will we be able to understand it? To answer this question, we need to c…


State By State, The War On Cannabis Is Ending

popularresistance.org - Dozens of new state laws are expanding legal cannabis use — and expunging the records of users caught up in the system. Judging by its first six months, 2019 has been a banner year for marijuana poli…


Inside hate groups on Facebook, police officers trade racist memes, conspiracy theories and Islamophobia

[url=http://www.revealnews.org]www.revealnews.org[/url] - By Will Carless and Michael Corey Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting June 14, 2019 Thanks for your interest in republishing this story. As a nonprofit newsroom, we want to share our w…


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Japanese internment camp survivors protest Ft. Sill migrant detention center

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Maureen Dowd / New York Times: Blowhard on the Brink — WASHINGTON — As shocking as it is to write this sentence, it must be said: Donald Trump did something right. — He finally noticed the abyss once…


Doctor compares conditions at immigrant holding centers to ‘torture facilities’

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Maureen Dowd / New York Times: Blowhard on the Brink — WASHINGTON — As shocking as it is to write this sentence, it must be said: Donald Trump did something right. — He finally noticed the abyss once…


Republicans move to revolutionize fundraising for 2020

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Maureen Dowd / New York Times: Blowhard on the Brink — WASHINGTON — As shocking as it is to write this sentence, it must be said: Donald Trump did something right. — He finally noticed the abyss once…


Here Are the Most Hilarious and Disturbing Tidbits From Trump's Leaked Vetting Forms

splinternews.com - Axios on HBO obtained a trove of documents from Trump’s transition team, including many vetting forms for potential administration officials. These forms include those of many current and former admi…


Of Two Minds - The Human Cost of "Recovery": We're Burning Out

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - The asymmetries are piling up and we're cracking under the weight. Judging by the record-high stock market and the record-low unemployment rate, the "recovery" has reached new heights of prosperity. …


Direct Action Shuts Down Coal Infrastructure in Germany

unicornriot.ninja - Viersen, Germany – Unicorn Riot is on scene of the Ende Gelände action camp. This is the fifth year climate activists have gathered to block German coal infrastructure around mines owned by energy gi…


With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First?

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - WASHINGTON — As disaster costs keep rising nationwide, a troubling new debate has become urgent: If there’s not enough money to protect every coastal community from the effects of human-caused global…


Where are new college grads going to find jobs?

theconversation.com - College graduates of the new millennium are different than previous generations. Not just because they prefer Snapchat to email and have mountains of school loans, but also because of their choices o…


Don't Waste Your Brain Cells Watching NBC's Chuck Todd Interview Trump

splinternews.com - For 35 long, dreadful, maddening minutes I watched two of the most annoying men in political news sit down for a televised interview that may have actually left viewers dumber than when they started.…


Turkey's President Suffers Stinging Defeat in Istanbul Election Redo

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Maureen Dowd / New York Times: Blowhard on the Brink — WASHINGTON — As shocking as it is to write this sentence, it must be said: Donald Trump did something right. — He finally noticed the abyss once…


Oregon Republicans are still on the lam to avoid voting on a major climate change bill

[url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - Eleven Oregon Republican lawmakers are on the run from the law, having fled the state Senate in Salem on Thursday to deny quorum for a vote on a major climate change bill. On Friday, state lawmakers …


Michigan GOP headquarters tagged with anti-ICE graffiti

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Maureen Dowd / New York Times: Blowhard on the Brink — WASHINGTON — As shocking as it is to write this sentence, it must be said: Donald Trump did something right. — He finally noticed the abyss once…


Behind the scenes: How Trump's team staffed the U.S. government

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Maureen Dowd / New York Times: Blowhard on the Brink — WASHINGTON — As shocking as it is to write this sentence, it must be said: Donald Trump did something right. — He finally noticed the abyss once…


This 12-Foot, 463-Lb. Alligator Went Head to Head with a Semitruck

[url=http://www.livescience.com]www.livescience.com[/url] - A 12-foot-long (3.7 meters) alligator weighing a lumbering 463 lbs. (210 kilograms) was lying on its back in the middle of a highway exit when trapper Broderick Vaughan showed up in the early morning…


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Donald Trump orders fresh sanctions against Iran's Ali Khamenei

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url]- Donald Trump has ordered new sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, and other officials including eight Revolutionary Guard commanders in the latest step of an escalating pressure cam…


Iran calls new U.S. sanctions ‘outrageous and idiotic,’ warns that path to diplomacy is permanently closed

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Erin Cunningham and Erin Cunningham Middle East reporter covering Iran, Turkey, Syria and the wider region Email Bio Follow Ruth Eglash Ruth Eglash Reporter covering Israel and the Palestinian ter…


Trump Dismisses ‘Torture’ of Migrant Children at Border

[url=http://www.rollingstone.com]www.rollingstone.com[/url] - The conditions at Border Patrol facilities holding migrant children are far worse than anyone realized. Reports have emerged in the past week that detail dirty, hungry children who are often forced t…


Tent cities cost millions more than keeping migrant kids with parents

[url=http://www.nbcnews.com]www.nbcnews.com[/url] - WASHINGTON — The cost of holding migrant children who have been separated from their parents in newly created "tent cities" is $775 per person per night, according to an official at the Department of…


ICE Detention Center Says It’s Not Responsible for Staff's Sexual Abuse of Detainees

[url=http://www.aclu.org]www.aclu.org[/url] - All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government impose criminal liability on correctional facility staff who have sexual contact with people in their custody. These laws recognize…


Are We Living in the Dawning of Alfonso Cuarón's CHILDREN OF MEN? | Tribeca

[url=http://www.tribecafilm.com]www.tribecafilm.com[/url] - "Poor fugees—after escaping the worst atrocities and finally making it to England, our government hunts them down like cockroaches," says Jasper, Michael Caine's character in the dystopian masterwork…


Trump Promised a Manufacturing Renaissance. What Happens in 2020 in Places That Lost Those Jobs?

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Associated Press: Government moves migrant kids after poor conditions exposed — The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports tha…


The New York Post's Story on E. Jean Carroll's Trump Allegations Is Mysteriously MIA

splinternews.com - The notoriously right-wing New York Post posted a story last week about the writer E. Jean Carroll’s allegations that President Trump sexually assaulted her in the ‘90s. The article has since mysteri…


Democrats mimic 2018 House takeover strategy in bid to capture Senate

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Associated Press: Government moves migrant kids after poor conditions exposed — The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports tha…


Democrats may filibuster defense bill to force vote on Iran

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Michelle Goldberg / New York Times: Joe Biden Doesn't Look So Electable in Person — He may be a likable white man, but his performance on the trail doesn't inspire confidence. — On Saturday, Joe Bide…


Breaking: Russian Air Force unleashes powerful assault on large jihadist base

[url=http://www.almasdarnews.com]www.almasdarnews.com[/url] - Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want…


‘Climate apartheid’: UN expert says human rights may not survive

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The world is increasingly at risk of “climate apartheid”, where the rich pay to escape heat and hunger caused by the escalating climate crisis while the rest of the world suffers, a report from a UN …


The looming superbug crisis: Politics, profit, and Big Pharma

bigthink.com - MATT MCCARTHY: Yeah, the discovery of antibiotics is one of the most remarkable stories in medicine. There was this young military physician named Alexander Fleming who was taking care of injured sol…


Could CBD Fight Superbugs? Marijuana Compound Shows Promise As an Antibiotic.

[url=http://www.livescience.com]www.livescience.com[/url] - The quest for new antibiotics has led researchers to a surprising candidate: the marijuana compound CBD. A new study finds that CBD, or cannabidiol, is "remarkably effective" at killing bacteria, at …


What's wrong with modern buildings? Everything, including Upfront Carbon Emissions

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - Finally, people are beginning to take this issue seriously. When writing about the CO2 emissions from making steel, I complained, “Why do buildings keep getting taller and skinnier, using more steel …


We probed Santorini's volcano with sound to learn what's going on beneath the surface

theconversation.com - The island of Santorini in the Mediterranean has attracted people for millennia. Today, it feels magical to watch the sun set from cliffs over the deep bay, surrounded by cobalt blue churches and whi…


New research sheds light on a possible cause of autism: processed foodsbigthink.com/

bigthink.com - A new study from the University of Central Florida, published in Scientific Reports on June 19, makes the case for the emerging connection of autism and the human microbiome. High levels of Propionic…


Where Are Oregon's Senate Republicans? Check Idaho

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Yaron Steinbuch / New York Post: US Holocaust museum denounces AOC's ‘concentration camp’ remarks — The US Holocaust Memorial Museum on Monday denounced “efforts to create analogies between the Holoc…


Facing the Climate Emergency — Grieving The Future You Thought You Had

voxpopulisphere.com - Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 20? Perhaps you plan to be advancing in your career, married, with children or retired, living near the beach, traveling often. Whatever it is—have you facto…


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Donald Trump orders fresh sanctions against Iran's Ali Khamenei

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url]- Donald Trump has ordered new sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, and other officials including eight Revolutionary Guard commanders in the latest step of an escalating pressure cam…


Iran calls new U.S. sanctions ‘outrageous and idiotic,’ warns that path to diplomacy is permanently closed

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Michelle Goldberg / New York Times: Joe Biden Doesn't Look So Electable in Person — He may be a likable white man, but his performance on the trail doesn't inspire confidence. — On Saturday, Joe Bide…


House passes $4.5 billion emergency border aid bill with provisions for the treatment of migrant children in U.S. custody

[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 Erica Werner Erica Werner Congressional reporter focusing on economic policy Email Bio F…


Elizabeth Warren announces visit to migrant facility hours ahead of first debate

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - Washington (CNN)Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she will go on Wednesday to a facility in Homestead, Florida, that's holding unaccompanied migrant children -- a suddenly announced visit amid a fight on Ca…


Wayfair Workers Plan Walkout Over Sales to Migrant Detention Facilities

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - The company’s leadership responded with its own letter on Monday evening, defending the contract and saying, in essence, that it would not discriminate among customers who were operating within the l…


EPA Wants Minimal Limits on Poison in Drinking Water | DCReport.org

[url=http://www.dcreport.org]www.dcreport.org[/url] - The Trump EPA calculated recommended limits of a dangerous chemical sometimes found in drinking water that can harm babies’ brain development that were more than 9 times higher than those imposed by …


Children Remain in Dangerous Conditions on the Texas Border

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Shawn McCreesh / New York Times: Toasting Sarah Huckabee Sanders. By the Press. Really. — “You'd better not say I was here,” said one White House reporter, who attended the awkward drinks at a nearby…


Opinion | Congress Wants Data Transparency, but It Still Doesn’t Understand the Internet

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - This week’s pick goes back to a 2013 piece looking at a project from the Brooklyn-based artist Adam Harvey. Harvey’s CV Dazzle project explored the then-new trend of facial recognition and explored w…


Palestinians want freedom, not Trump administration bribes

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Caitlin Dickerson / New York Times: Hundreds of Migrant Children Are Moved Out of an Overcrowded Border Station — Following a public outcry, hundreds of migrant children have been transferred out of …


Yes, It Is Possible to Stop Corporate America From Extorting State and Local Governments

splinternews.com - Amazon’s “HQ2" debacle—a high-profile nationwide shakedown of state and local governments by a fabulously wealthy corporation—made many people realize that maybe this whole “desperately offer tax bre…


‘Climate apartheid’: Report says the rich could buy out of climate change disaster

bigthink.com - Global warming could create a "climate apartheid," where rich people pay to escape the worst effects of climate change while poor people are left to suffer, according to a new United Nations report. …


The Census Case Is Shaping Up to Be the Biggest Travesty Since Bush v. Gore

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Shawn McCreesh / New York Times: Toasting Sarah Huckabee Sanders. By the Press. Really. — “You'd better not say I was here,” said one White House reporter, who attended the awkward drinks at a nearby…


They Moved the Kids Back to the Black Hole of Stephen Miller's Soul

[url=http://www.esquire.com]www.esquire.com[/url] - I'd thought I'd seen it all. Truly, I had. I thought the cruel simpletons running this country had lost the ability to astound and disgust me. Why am I always so very wrong about things? From The New…


Mueller to testify before House committees in July

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify before Congress next month. Mueller agreed to testify before the House judiciary committee and House permanent select committee on intelligenc…


‘The Taliban gave me toothpaste’: Former captives contrast U.S. treatment of child migrants

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Deanna Paul Deanna Paul Reporter covering national and breaking news Email Bio Follow June 25 at 7:25 PM The federal government told a panel of Ninth Circuit appellate judges last week that U.S. b…


Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan, military says

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Washington Post Staff June 26 at 6:08 AM The U.S. military did not immediately provide any details about the deaths, which occurred a day after a visit to Afghanistan by Secretary of State Mike Po…


We spoke to survivalists prepping for disaster: here's what we learned about the end of the world

theconversation.com - We are all fucked. A crude though oft-uttered sigh which tries to encapsulate an intense, but vague anxiety we experience on many fronts. What’s causing it? The possibility of climate-induced populat…


Whitewashing History: America’s Racist Legacy from Slavery to the War on Immigrants

theintercept.com - While Donald Trump is busy threatening millions with deportation, he takes a moment to weigh in on the debate over reparations and doesn’t “see it happening.” This week on Intercepted: The House Judi…


The one strategy that could finance the whole Green New Deal

[url=http://www.fastcompany.com]www.fastcompany.com[/url] - For the latter half of 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux and activist allies from all over the country camped out in North Dakota to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which was like…


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Cambridge scientists create a successful "vaccine" against fake news

bigthink.com - A large new University of Cambridge study proves that it's possible to teach regular people to spot fake news. By analyzing the responses of 15,000 participants, the researchers found that "psycholog…


Democratic divides take center stage at first debate

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Toluse Olorunnipa and Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email Bio Follow Michael Scherer Michael Scherer National political reporter covering campaigns, Congress and the White House Email Bio…


Elizabeth Warren Gives Her Best Answer Ever On Medicare for All

splinternews.com - Sen. Elizabeth Warren has made the most of her time at the first 2020 Democratic debate Wednesday, but her first real home run was an impassioned defense of Medicare for All. Following Sen. Amy Klobu…


Wayfair CEOs Donate $100,000 to Red Cross As Hundreds Protest Migrant Detention Contract

splinternews.com - As promised, hundreds of Wayfair employees walked off their jobs on Wednesday afternoon in protest of the company’s decision to sell more than $200,000 in bedroom furniture to a contractor running a …


At the Democratic Debate, Elizabeth Warren’s Reformism Versus Trump’s Moral Crisis

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - Had Wednesday night’s debate gone according to plan, it would have revolved around Elizabeth Warren, the only top-tier candidate onstage. But the news kept intruding—and so did President Trump. At a …


G20: Donald Trump to have breakfast with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince

[url=http://www.thenational.ae]www.thenational.ae[/url] - US President Donald Trump will have breakfast with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman on Saturday, before meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The two meetings are likely the most …


Reddit 'quarantines' its biggest pro-Trump message board

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Reddit has taken steps to “quarantine” the largest pro-Donald Trump community on its site, The_Donald, due to “repeated rule-breaking behavior” and, in recent days, “encouragement of violence towards…


Of Two Minds - Local Government Is an Engine of Inflation

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - Insolvency isn't restricted to private enterprise; governments go broke, too. One reason the economy is so much more pre
carious than advertised is inflation has pushed households and small businesses…

5 facts you should know about the world’s refugees

[url=http://www.weforum.org]www.weforum.org[/url] - Conflict, violence, persecution and human rights violations led to a record high of 70.8 million people being displaced by the end of 2018. The latest data from the UN Refugee Agency represents an in…


Investors With Over $34 Trillion in Assets Demand Climate Crisis Action

[url=http://www.ecowatch.com]www.ecowatch.com[/url] - The letter comes just before the G20 summit in Japan on Friday and Saturday and as United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges countries to commit to more ambitious climate goals. "There …


France is being hit by a massive heat wave. Will it change the country and the culture?

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - The French consider AC to be unhealthy. Will they change their minds in the face of a changing climate? Historically, Europeans have eschewed air conditioning. Many in France considered it unhealthy,…


Ebola in Uganda, and the dynamics of a new and different outbreak

theconversation.com - The 2018 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC), has been a very different kind of outbreak than the massive West African outbreak that occurred in 2014 and 2015. For starters, it is…


US generates more electricity from renewables than coal for first time ever

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The US generated more electricity from renewable sources than coal for the first time ever in April, new federal government data has shown. Clean energy such as solar and wind provided 23% of US elec…


Nobody Knows What to Do About L.A.’s Homelessness Crisis

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Yet at the same time, Painter adds, “we see so many communities pushing back against interim or permanent housing for the homeless. At some point, it causes you to scratch your head, because it impli…


Cement production makes more CO2 than all the trucks in the world

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - But nobody is buying greener cement because it costs more. Whenever anyone complains about the carbon footprint of making cement and how it is responsible for 7 percent of the world’s CO2 emissions, …


Why giant human-sized beavers died out 10,000 years ago

theconversation.com - Giant beavers the size of black bears once roamed the lakes and wetlands of North America. Fortunately for cottage-goers, these mega-rodents died out at the end of the last ice age. Now extinct, the …


Only 60 Years of Farming Left If Soil Degradation Continues

[url=http://www.scientificamerican.com]www.scientificamerican.com[/url] - ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Generating three centimeters of top soil takes 1,000 years, and if current rates of degradation continue all of the world's top soil could be gone within 60 years,…


Animal study presents best evidence to date that Parkinson’s begins in the gut

newatlas.com - The next step in the research investigated whether this spread of alpha-synuclein from the gut to the brain conferred behavioral changes similar to those seen in Parkinson's disease. Across a number …


The Wolves Have Turned on Each Other on Wall Street

wallstreetonparade.com - Some decades back, the late MIT economist Lester Thurow wrote this: “Essentially, the economic problem is like that of the wolf and the caribou. If the wolves eat all the caribou, the wolves also van…


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Supreme Court: Bad Day for Everyone, Especially Roberts

pjmedia.com - Today the Supreme Court issued two major opinions with profound implications for American politics. It blocked, for now, adding a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census in Department of Commer…


Kamala Harris Leaves a Pile of Rubble Where Joe Biden Used to Be

splinternews.com - At the conclusion of a response from Marianne Williamson, Harris announced her intention to speak, moderators be damned. What followed was the most thorough and calculated direct attack on a fellow d…


Analysis | Harris upstages Biden and Sanders with dominating performance

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Dan Balz Dan Balz Chief correspondent covering national politics, the presidency and Congress Email Bio Follow June 28 at 12:09 AM MIAMI — The second round of the first Democratic debate was set u…


Here's Some of What Trump Has Screwed Up in This Month | DCReport.org

[url=http://www.dcreport.org]www.dcreport.org[/url] - As Donald Trump continues to find only wonderful things to say about himself, his words—and actions—continue to belie an administration of lies and ineffectiveness, and bravado over solution. But all…


WaPo Doesn’t Want Voters To Know Medicare For All Will Cut Their Health Costs

popularresistance.org - Healthcare consistently ranks as one of the top issues for Democratic voters, so helping those voters understand Democratic presidential candidates’ positions on healthcare ought to be a key job for …


U.S. in Top 10 of most dangerous countries for women

bigthink.com - Before anyone gets an Island of Dr. Moreau vibe, it's worth noting that the brains did not approach neural activity anywhere near consciousness. The BrainEx solution contained chemicals that prevente…


NY Times Admits It Sends Stories To US Government For Approval Before Publication

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: From Thegrayzone.com The New York Times has publicly acknowledged that it sends some of its stories to the US government for approval from “national security officials” before publicatio…


Ken Cuccinelli, head of citizenship service, blames migrant father for drowning deaths captured in photo

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, says U.S. policy is not to blame for deaths of migrants trying to cross the Rio Grande. (CNN/Screenshot/CNN) By Meagan Fl…


That Big Rig You're Passing Might Be Full of Bees

jalopnik.com - There are still cowboys driving livestock across America in 2019. While most of us are snoozing, they’re rolling up to dark fields with trucks full of creatures that are critical to our nation’s agri…


Heartburn Gave My Dad Cancer. What About the Rest of Us?

undark.org - Nearly 20 years ago, my family got together in the Finger Lakes region of New York for Thanksgiving. The last night of our trip, we went out to a local tavern for dinner. I can’t remember if my fathe…


Alabama: pregnant woman shot in stomach is charged in fetus's death

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - A woman from Alabama who was shot in the stomach while pregnant – with the bullets killing the fetus – has been charged with manslaughter. Marshae Jones was reportedly five months pregnant when she w…


Extreme heat triggers huge Spain wildfire

[url=http://www.bbc.com]www.bbc.com[/url] - Hundreds of firefighters are battling wildfires in Spain's Catalonia region, as temperatures soared to 40C (104F) and above across parts of Europe. Officials say the fires are the worst in the region…


Europe heatwave: record high of 45C expected in France

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - National highest-ever temperature records, typically set in late July or August, are likely to be broken across Europe this week as a potentially deadly early summer heatwave sweeps across the contin…


We Have Less Than a Millisecond Left

[url=http://www.truthdig.com]www.truthdig.com[/url] - You see, the planet we call home has existed for roughly 4.55 billion years. But numbers that large mean almost nothing to me, nor to most people, so I choose to break it down. If we lay the age of t…


Indian villages lie empty as drought forces thousands to flee

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Hundreds of Indian villages have been evacuated as a historic drought forces families to abandon their homes in search of water. The country has seen extremely high temperatures in recent weeks. On M…


Could oil prices skyrocket to $200 a barrel … or more?

thehill.com - It’s summer. It’s hot. We all want to go on vacation. But for those of us who watch the oil market, there’s a nagging feeling that we won’t get to read that trashy novel on the beach, because oil pri…


Capuchin monkeys have refined their tool use over 3,000 years

bigthink.com - Before anyone gets an Island of Dr. Moreau vibe, it's worth noting that the brains did not approach neural activity anywhere near consciousness. The BrainEx solution contained chemicals that prevente…


See remarkable NASA photos of a new volcano eruption

bigthink.com - Before anyone gets an Island of Dr. Moreau vibe, it's worth noting that the brains did not approach neural activity anywhere near consciousness. The BrainEx solution contained chemicals that prevente…


What Does Putin Really Want?

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - It may appear from the outside that Russia was orchestrating authoritarian governments and nativist movements, but the reality was more nuanced. The governments Putin was reportedly cultivating, I fo…


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Spain battles biggest wildfires in 20 years as heatwave grips Europe

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url]- Firefighters battled wildfires at a scale not seen for 20 years in Spain and southern France was placed on unprecedented red alert as much of western Europe sweltered in an extreme early-summer heatw…


Racist Immigration Chief Blames Drowned Father For His Child's Death

splinternews.com - The Trump administration has always eagerly blamed the deaths of immigrants desperate to the flee conditions of their home countries on themselves, and Ken Cuccinelli has fallen right in line. Speaki…


Trump to allow U.S. firms to sell technology to Huawei and promises farmers they would win from new talks, in wide-ranging news conference

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Damian Paletta , Damian Paletta Reporter covering economic policy Email Bio Follow David Nakamura and David Nakamura Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow Simon Denyer Simon Denyer To…


Do newspaper presidential endorsements matter anymore?

bigthink.com - Consider it; it's kind of weird that newspapers endorse candidates at all. The rest of the time they report the news and maybe print a few opinion pieces, all the time claiming objectivity and neutra…


Political Ploy by Mitch McConnell Blocks Attempt to Stop War With Iran

theintercept.com - Senate Republicans narrowly defeated an amendment Friday that would have limited President Donald Trump’s ability to attack Iran without congressional approval. The 50-40 vote gave the measure a majo…


Joe Biden's harsh lesson: when you're on top, the only way to go is down | Nathan Robinson

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The Democratic presidential field is currently so crowded with candidates that it is difficult for televised debates to be anything but a frenzied spectacle. Thursday night’s debate in Miami wasn’t e…


No, the census has never been delayed. Even when it was really hard to conduct.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - A census worker collects information in Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1940. (Dwight Hammack/U.S. Census Bureau/FDR Presidential Library) By Gillian Brockell Gillian Brockell Staff writer for Retropolis Email…


Average Age of Vehicles Sets Record, New-Vehicle Sales Drop to Where They Were 20 Years Ago. What Are Automakers Doing?

wolfstreet.com - The average age of passenger cars and trucks on the road in the US ticked up again in 2019, to another record of 11.8 years, IHS Markit reported today. When I entered the car business in 1985, the av…


“Schumer F--ked Us”: Progressives Rage at Leadership Over Border Bill

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - Progressive concerns that the Trump administration cannot be trusted with the funding are not unfounded. On Thursday Vice President Pence and Pelosi reportedly struck a handshake agreement on the 90-…


Single Topic Debates

splinternews.com - If there was one thing we learned from watching 20 candidates debate for four hours, it is: that’s too many candidates. If there is a useful thing we learned, however, it is this: We should be holdin…


In Chennai Water Crisis, Climate Change and Mismanagement to Blame

undark.org - Indian women with empty plastic pots protest as they demand drinking water in Chennai on June 22, 2019. Chennai — India’s sixth largest city — is running out of water. A combination of climate change…


Concentration Camps Made In The USA, The Battle To Ban Poisons & Police Artillery

popularresistance.org - Legal wins against herbicides and pesticides are often just the beginning of more battles – and could fall short of the necessary change to protect our land and our soil. Next, the number of refugees…


Putin, With Whom Trump Joked About 'Fake News,' Has Seen 42 Journalists Killed During His Reign

[url=http://www.mediaite.com]www.mediaite.com[/url] - President Donald Trump joked about “fake news” journalists with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who leads a country where more than two dozen reporters have been murdered since Putin first came to …


For Its 150th Birthday, Goldman Gives Itself a 150-Minute Miniseries

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - To be expected, I guess, along with the bits of introspection, there are also moments of craven sycophancy. These are most often delivered by three supposedly objective outsiders, whom Burns—no doubt…


Older American Descend Into Retirement Without A Golden Parachute

[url=http://www.occupy.com]www.occupy.com[/url] - When Social Security was first introduced in the United States in the 1930s, it fundamentally altered life experiences for millions of retirees, even though life expectancy at the time was only aroun…


At Work, Expertise Is Falling Out of Favor

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - In the faint predawn light, the ship doesn’t look unusual. It is one more silhouette looming pier-side at Naval Base San Diego, a home port of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. And the scene playing out in its…


Humans destroyed 10% of wilderness in just 25 years

energyskeptic.com - Preface. Humans are destroying the wilderness so quickly there it could mostly disappear in less than a century. Since 1993 the world lost an area twice the size of Alaska. So kiss biodiversity, carb…


Why We Still Need A Movement To Keep Youth From Joining The Military

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: From Nnomypeace.net Elizabeth King, In These Times – Eighteen is the youngest age at which someone can join the U.S. military without their parents’ permission, yet the military markets …


Empathy is the secret ingredient that makes cooperation – and civilization – possible

theconversation.com - Human societies are so prosperous mostly because of how altruistic we are. Unlike other animals, people cooperate even with complete strangers. We share knowledge on Wikipedia, we show up to vote, an…


Opinion - Monsters Walk the Earth. Why These Three Countries Are the Real Troika of Evil

[url=http://www.informationclearinghouse.info]www.informationclearinghouse.info[/url] - The truth is that all of American foreign policy during the upcoming year will be designed to pander to certain constituencies that will be crucial to the 2020 presidential election. One can bank on …


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