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« Reply #975 on: July 31, 2019, 03:30:54 AM »

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In contentious Democratic debate, deep divisions on health care separate liberals and moderates

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Toluse Olorunnipa , Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email Bio Follow Matt Viser and Matt Viser National political reporter Email Bio Follow Amy B Wang Amy B Wang National politics reporter …


Elizabeth Warren Lays Out a Theory of Change at First Democratic Debate

theintercept.com - Elizabeth Warren’s political obituary was written in a thousand hot takes, each one burning hotter than the last. She seemed to be the latest challenger who President Donald Trump had trolled into ob…


We'll block trade deal if Brexit imperils open Irish border, say US politicians

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Any future US-UK trade deal would almost certainly be blocked by the US Congress if Brexit affects the Irish border and jeopardises peace in Northern Ireland, congressional leaders and diplomats have…


The Arrest of Vladimir Tsemakh and Its Implications for the MH17 Investigation - bellingcat

[url=http://www.bellingcat.com]www.bellingcat.com[/url] - Last week reports appeared online that the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) arrested Ukrainian citizen Vladimir Borysovich Tsemakh (b. 4 July 1961) in connection to the 2014 downing of Malaysian Airl…


More Than 160 Environmental Defenders Were Killed in 2018, and Many Others Labeled Terrorists and Criminals

theintercept.com - Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, was disturbed to learn that her name had been included on a list of “terrorists” allegedly affiliated…


Hong Kong protesters charged with rioting as violence flares

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - More than 20 people have appeared in court in Hong Kong charged with rioting, as hundreds of supporters gathered outside the building chanting “revolution of our time” and “liberate Hong Kong”. The h…


Trump’s Pick for Top Intelligence Job Bragged of Experience as Terror Prosecutor — But He Doesn’t Have Any

theintercept.com - John Ratcliffe, President Donald Trump’s selection to replace Dan Coats as director of national intelligence, has often touted his experience as a “terrorism prosecutor” — a label that fellow congres…


US stocks are rising ahead of the Fed's first rate cut in a decade, even as Donald Trump fans trade-war fears | Markets Insider

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - US futures rose on Wednesday, fueled by expectations of the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates for the first time in a decade. However, Asian stocks fell and European stocks were mixed after Dona…


Analysis | The simple math that should keep Republicans up at night

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - A Trump supporter cheers at a "Keep America Great" campaign rally in Greenville, N.C., on July 17. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters) By Philip Bump Philip Bump National correspondent focused largely on the nu…


Cambridge Analytica did work for Brexit groups, says ex-staffer

[url=http://www.politico.eu]www.politico.eu[/url] - The office building that used to be occupied by the now defunct Cambridge Analytica | Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images The disgraced data analytics firm did work for the Leave side of the 2016 Brexit v…


Opinion | Trump's racism is an impeachable offense. See: Andrew Johnson.

[url=http://www.nbcnews.com]www.nbcnews.com[/url] - He attempted “to bring into disgrace, ridicule, hatred, contempt and reproach the Congress of the United States.” He delivered “with a loud voice, intemperate, inflammatory, and scandalous harangues,…


Life-Sentence Overturned for Greek Police Officer that Killed Teenager

unicornriot.ninja - Lamia, Greece – The police officer that killed teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos on December 6, 2008, had his life sentence overturned in a Greek courtroom on Monday, July 29, 2019. An appeals court foun…


The inside story of Charlottesville—and how the violence could have been avoided

[url=http://www.newsweek.com]www.newsweek.com[/url] - Terry McAuliffe was the Governor of Virginia during a disastrous Unite the Right rally which took place on August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee—and t…


Are We Watching the Arctic Pass a Tipping Point This Summer?

earther.gizmodo.com - The Arctic’s summer of discontent is reaching a fever pitch this week. The heat wave that broke records in Europe is coming to Greenland and could melt enough ice to measurably raise global sea level…


Opioid epidemic may have cost states at least $130 billion in treatment and related expenses – and that's just the tip of the iceberg

theconversation.com - The devastating health effects of the opioid epidemic have been well documented, with over 700,000 overdose deaths and millions more affected. And Americans are learning more every day about the role…


Happy Birthday, Thorstein Veblen, who coined the term "conspicuous consumption"

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - One question that comes up in our discussion of the Convenience Industrial Complex is– why do we buy? What drives us to get things we know we don't need, that we know are bad for the planet. Thorstei…


Cheating Workers Out of Wages is Easier Than Ever

ponderwall.com - Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon Jara Neal Willis, a nurse at a hospital in Texas, usually clocked in a few minutes before the start of her shift and stayed late whenever her patients neede…


U.S. military consumes more hydrocarbons than most countries -- massive hidden impact on climate

[url=http://www.sciencedaily.com]www.sciencedaily.com[/url] - Research by social scientists from Durham University and Lancaster University shows the US military is one of the largest climate polluters in history, consuming more liquid fuels and emitting more C…


Hold the Potatoes: Police Hunt Woman Who Urinated On Potatoes At Walmart Outside Pittsburgh

[url=http://www.thesmokinggun.com]www.thesmokinggun.com[/url] - 7/30 UPDATE: Police today arrested Grace Marina Brown, 20, in connection with last week’s potato tampering at Walmart. Brown, a Pittsburgh resident, has been charged with open lewdness, criminal misc…


Extinction Rebellion: Doctor on hunger strike calls for carbon crackdown

[url=http://www.thetimes.co.uk]www.thetimes.co.uk[/url] - A doctor who has spent most of his career trying to save starving children in Africa is today entering the third week of a hunger strike to persuade the government to take more action on climate chan…


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« Reply #976 on: August 02, 2019, 05:15:45 AM »


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U.S. preparing to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan in initial deal with Taliban

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Dan Lamothe , Dan Lamothe Reporter covering the Pentagon and the U.S. military Email Bio Follow John Hudson and John Hudson National security reporter focusing on the State Department and diplomac…


INF treaty: US withdraws from arms control agreement with Russia | Russia News

[url=http://www.aljazeera.com]www.aljazeera.com[/url] - Washington DC - The United States on Friday will formally withdraw from a landmark arms control treaty with Russia, claiming it undermines its national security interests. The move means that only on…


After Trump cites Amazon concerns, Pentagon reexamines $10 billion JEDI cloud contract process

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Defense Secretary Mark Esper gestures as he listens to President Trump speak during a ceremony for Esper at the Pentagon on Sunday. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) By Aaron Gregg and Aaron Gregg Reporter co…


Man charged with assault after punching anti-Trump protester outside Cincinnati rally

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Tim Elfrink Tim Elfrink Editor of the Morning Mix Email Bio Follow August 2 at 5:18 AM Protesters were waving signs outside President Trump’s rally in downtown Cincinnati on Thursday when a red pi…


Hacked Emails Show GOP Demands on Border Security Were Crafted by Industry Lobbyists

theintercept.com - Rep. Chuck Fleischmann often strikes a Trumpian tone on border security, stoking fears during television appearances and on social media about a caravan of Central American migrants, and repeating th…


Trade War, Redux

splinternews.com - Here we go again. Trump announced today that starting next month, the United States will impose a 10 percent tariff on another $300 billion worth of goods coming in from China. Trump made the announc…


Nuclear Fallout and the Downwinders' Dilemma

undark.org - The Baker explosion, in the Marshall Islands, was one of hundreds of nuclear weapons tests performed by the U.S. government during World War II and the Cold War. The atomic bomb was born in the deser…


CNN’s Attempted Hit Job on Sanders and Warren

[url=http://www.counterpunch.org]www.counterpunch.org[/url] - Photograph Source: Senate Democrats – DSC_8923 – CC BY 2.0 I was unable to watch all the CNN Democratic presidential candidates’ debate last Tuesday night, but every time I looked in it was stuck on …


How One Researcher Helped Facebook Bust a Saudi Disinfo Campaign

[url=http://www.thedailybeast.com]www.thedailybeast.com[/url] - Facebook announced Thursday that it had dismantled more than 350 Facebook accounts and pages connected to the Saudi Arabian government for engaging in “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” the social n…


An inmate died after being locked in a scalding shower for two hours. His guards won’t be charged.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Derek Hawkins Derek Hawkins National reporter focused on cybersecurity Email Bio Follow March 20, 2017 Darren Rainey, an inmate at the Dade Correctional Institution in South Florida, was serving a…


Lindsey Graham introduces bill to extend detention of migrant children from 20 to 100 days

[url=http://www.cbsnews.com]www.cbsnews.com[/url] - Sen. Lindsey Graham is introducing a new bill that he says will help stop the flow of immigrants from Central America and "regain control of our border." Graham claimed that current caps in law have …


Here come the New York State criminal charges against the Trump Organization

[url=http://www.palmerreport.com]www.palmerreport.com[/url] - Donald Trump’s compromised Department of Justice recently announced that it would not be bringing any further federal criminal charges in Donald Trump’s Stormy Daniels payoff scandal. This was bad ne…


As Deficit Explodes, GOP Demands Emergency Tax Cut for the Rich

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - A sitting U.S. president who can’t stop attacking black and brown people. A never-ending trade war that has necessitated more than one multibillion-dollar farm bailout. A humanitarian crisis on the b…


To succeed in investment banking, just switch off all feelings and emotions

qz.com - “What do you do?” is often one of the first questions you ask when meeting someone new. That’s because, for most people, identity is inextricably tied to work. Professionals, in particular, draw heav…


Pacific Island Nations Declare Climate Crisis, Fear Being Uninhabitable by 2030

[url=http://www.ecowatch.com]www.ecowatch.com[/url] - A group of Pacific island nations on Tuesday declared a climate crisis and said that developed nations, in particular Australia, have so far failed to take requisite action to avert the "grave conseq…


Why the 'brain-eating' amoeba found in freshwater lakes – while rare – is so deadly

theconversation.com - Composed of a single cell, amoeba seem harmless enough: They look like playful critters waltzing under the spotlight of a microscope until they come upon a group of bacteria. Then, these previously i…


Woman Denied Owning Meth In Body Cavity

[url=http://www.thesmokinggun.com]www.thesmokinggun.com[/url] - AUGUST 1--A Louisiana woman arrested yesterday denied ownership of methamphetamine that was discovered inside a plastic baggie lodged in her vagina, according to a probable cause affidavit. Ashley Be…


Can the rise in eco-anxiety help save us from climate disaster?

[url=http://www.newstatesman.com]www.newstatesman.com[/url] - If you’re not at least a bit terrified by the climate and ecological breakdown unfolding before our eyes, you haven’t grasped the scale of the crisis. Eco-anxiety, defined as “a chronic fear of envir…


Indian boy, seven, found with 526 teeth inside his mouth

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - A seven-year-old boy who had suffered occasional toothache was found to have 526 teeth inside his jaw, according to surgeons in India. The hundreds of teeth were found inside a sack that was nestled …


The Twilight of the Monofuture - Resilience

[url=http://www.resilience.org]www.resilience.org[/url] - I’m pleased to say that my post here two weeks ago, on the way that belief in progress depends on a certain kind of historical amnesia, got a lively and mostly thoughtful response. Oh, I fielded and …


The Hidden Costs of Automated Thinking

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - In the past, intellectual debt has been confined to a few areas amenable to trial-and-error discovery, such as medicine. But that may be changing, as new techniques in artificial intelligence—specifi…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 8/3
« Reply #977 on: August 03, 2019, 05:16:16 AM »

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The media amplifies Trump’s racism. Should it stop?

[url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - On July 15, President Donald Trump stepped onto the South Lawn of the White House for the third “Made in America” showcase. In a transcript that stretches to more than 5,000 words, he discussed manuf…


Ratcliffe withdraws from consideration for intelligence chief less than a week after Trump picked him

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Shane Harris , Shane Harris Intelligence and national security reporter Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey , Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow Ashley Parker and Ashley Parke…


Wall Street Journal editorial board issues economic warning to Trump over his new China tariffs

theunitedstatesblues.com - President Donald Trump’s latest announcement of additional tariffs against China drew a sharp rebuke from the conservative-leaning Wall Street Journal this week, along with a stern economic warning. …


Hong Kong protesters risk arrest as Beijing steps up warnings

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Thousands of demonstrators rallied in Hong Kong on Saturday, facing the threat of arrest and increasingly severe warnings from Beijing. Shops in Mongkok, a busy shopping district in Kowloon where dem…


Donald Trump's 'go back' comments were 'genius', says Nigel Farage

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Nigel Farage has described Donald Trump’s “go back” comments aimed at four congresswomen of colour as “genius”. The US president’s racist remarks were widely condemned after he told the four Democrat…


Mueller provided an ominous warning about Russia’s malicious activities — but it wasn’t all about hackers

[url=http://www.rawstory.com]www.rawstory.com[/url] - In two long-awaited congressional events this week—Robert Mueller’s testimony before two committees, and a Senate Intelligence Committee report about Russian meddling in 2016’s presidential election—…


Why an “AI Race” Between the U.S. and China Is a Terrible, Terrible Idea

theintercept.com - One thing we can be sure about AI — because we are told it so often and at so increasingly high a pitch — is that whatever it actually is, the national interest demands more of it. And we need it now…


This is what algorithms see when they spy on you in public

[url=http://www.fastcompany.com]www.fastcompany.com[/url] - Algorithms, software, and smart technologies have a growing presence in cities around the world. Artificial intelligence (AI), agent-based modelling, the internet of things and machine learning can b…


Don’t call them Syria’s child casualties. This is the slaughter of the innocents

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Murdered children are no longer news. International media coverage of the war in Afghanistan, where child deaths reached an all-time high last year, is sporadic at best. In Yemen it is estimated that…


How Mosquitoes Changed Everything

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - In 1698, five ships set sail from Scotland, carrying a cargo of fine trade goods, including wigs, woollen socks and blankets, mother-of-pearl combs, Bibles, and twenty-five thousand pairs of leather …


GOP senator held up Trump nominee, demanding to see border wall contracts after Army Corps panned construction firm he prefers

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - A Republican senator held up the confirmation of a White House budget official this week in an attempt to obtain sensitive information about border wall contracts he has been trying to steer to a maj…


Twin Cities Jewish Community Blockades ICE Building, 27 Cited

unicornriot.ninja - St. Paul, MN – For over three hours, hundreds of ‘Never Again’ protesters blockaded traffic around Minnesota’s Federal Immigrant Customs Enforcement (ICE) building on Tuesday, July 30. The protest ca…


Scientists link Europe heat wave to human-caused global warming | CBC News

[url=http://www.cbc.ca]www.cbc.ca[/url] - The heat wave that smashed temperature records in western Europe last month was made more intense by human-caused climate change, according to a study published Friday. The rapid study by a respected…


Photos Show Greenland’s Ice Sheet Turning Into Rivers In A “Major Melting Event”

[url=http://www.buzzfeednews.com]www.buzzfeednews.com[/url] - Greenland’s massive ice sheet is experiencing one of its biggest melting events on record, losing some 11 billion tons of ice in a 24-hour period after Earth’s hottest June and July in recorded histo…

Legal Tender: Woman Had $6233 In Stolen Cash Hidden In Body Cavity, Cops Say

[url=http://www.thesmokinggun.com]www.thesmokinggun.com[/url] - In what may be a United States record for currency hidden inside a body cavity, a woman had $6233 in stolen cash inside her vagina when she was collared this week, according to Louisiana cops. Ashley…


This US heartland has been flooded for five months. Does anyone care?

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Dating back to late February, about 550,000 acres of land have been underwater in the rural Yazoo backwater area of the lower Mississippi delta. About half of the acreage is farmland, creating devast…


Fracking's Dirty Water Problem Is Getting Much Bigger

[url=http://www.desmogblog.com]www.desmogblog.com[/url] - While fracking for oil and gas in the U.S. has contributed to record levels of fossil fuel production, a critical part of that story also involves water. An ongoing battle for this precious resource …


'People are dying': how the climate crisis has sparked an exodus to the US

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - At sunrise, the misty fields around the village of Guior are already dotted with men, women and children sowing maize after an overnight rainstorm. After several years of drought, the downpour brough…


Devin Nunes sues over ‘fake farmer’ challenge. He says dark money was behind it

[url=http://www.fresnobee.com]www.fresnobee.com[/url] - Rep. Devin Nunes’ campaign is suing the people who accused the congressman of being a “fake farmer” and tried to get his ballot designation removed, alleging they conspired with “dark money” groups t…


First human-monkey chimera raises concern among scientists

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

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« Reply #978 on: August 04, 2019, 03:31:14 AM »

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At least 20 dead in El Paso shopping center shooting as authorities investigate Texas man and manifesto

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Michael S. Rosenwald , Michael S. Rosenwald Enterprise reporter focusing on history, the social sciences, and culture. Email Bio Follow Hannah Knowles and Hannah Knowles General assignment reporte…


9 killed in Ohio in second US mass shooting within 24 hours

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Associated Press August 4 at 5:21 AM DAYTON, Ohio — Nine people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, …


The El Paso Shooting and the Gamification of Terror - bellingcat

[url=http://www.bellingcat.com]www.bellingcat.com[/url] - On August 3, 2019, at around 11am local time, initial police reports indicated that a gunman had walked into an El Paso Wal-Mart and opened fire. As of the publication of this article, at least eight…


Minutes Before El Paso Killing, Hate-Filled Manifesto Appears Online

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - The El Paso shooting, if the manifesto is linked to the gunman, potentially underscored the global spread of white supremacist ideology in the age of social media and at a time when immigration in Am…


Neo-Nazis Use Discord Chats to Promote New Zealand Copycat Shootings

unicornriot.ninja - When an Australian neo-nazi murdered 50 Muslim worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in March 2019, he was playing into a pre-existing online racist subculture that encourage the ki…


Trump Directs Government to Punish Washington Post Owner

nymag.com - When he was running for president, Donald Trump threatened to single out Amazon for retribution. “If I become president, oh do they have problems,” he said. “They’re going to have such problems.” He …


Putin’s 2020 Playbook

nymag.com - What if Trump fails to win the Electoral College in 2020? Would he refuse to accept the results of an election? The first thing to remember is that he already has. Back when Hillary Clinton was viewe…


Pushing Out the Border: How the U.S. Is Waging a Global War on Migration

theintercept.com - A principal goal of the Trump administration’s policy at the U.S.-Mexico border —and in Central America, considered of late only in relation to that border — has been to get other governments to hand…


McConnell's new posture toward Moscow

[url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mcconnells-new-posture-toward-moscow/2019/08/02/a3b5a080-b53f-11e9-951e-de024209545d_story.html?utm_term=.6d00af3aff7b]https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mcconnells-new-posture-toward-moscow/2019/08/02/a3b5a080-b53f-11e9-951e-de024209545d_story.html?utm_term=.6d00af3aff7b[/url] - “Moscow Mitch” was red hot. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, on the Senate floor Monday, denounced critics (including me) who say his recent blocking of efforts to fortify defenses against another Russian attack on U.S. elections are aiding and abetting Vladimir Putin.


Tulsi Gabbard Thinks We're Doomed

[url=https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/us/politics/tulsi-gabbard-2020-presidential-race.html]https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/us/politics/tulsi-gabbard-2020-presidential-race.html[/url] - Or we will be if America doesn’t leave the rest of the world alone. That’s why the 38-year-old congresswoman from Hawaii is running for president.


Millions of ‘slaves’ around the world still making stuff we buy today

[url=http://www.rt.com]www.rt.com[/url] - The initiative undertakes research to build the world’s most comprehensive evidence-base of modern slavery. While there isn’t an official legal definition of modern slavery, the UN describes it as th…


The Nuns Who Bought and Sold Human Beings

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - An elite D.C. girls' school thought its founding nuns taught slaves to read. Instead, they sold them off for as much as they could. — The cash-strapped nuns were desperate to sell their slaves. — It was the 1820s, and debt was piling up for Mother Agnes Brent, superior of the Georgetown Visitation Convent in Washington.

Climate Scientist Jason Box: “Our Economic System Is Crashing with Reality”

[url=http://www.democracynow.org]www.democracynow.org[/url] - AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, as we bring you Part 2 of our discussion of the climate crisis, its effect on Greenland and the world…


More Than 160 Environmental Defenders Were Killed in 2018, and Many Others Labeled Terrorists and Criminals

theintercept.com - Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, was disturbed to learn that her name had been included on a list of “terrorists” allegedly affiliated…


Greenland ice sheet loses 11 billion tons of water in one day amid historic heat

[url=http://www.yahoo.com]www.yahoo.com[/url] - Greenland ice sheet loses 11 billion tons of water in one day amid historic heat originally appeared on abcnews.go.com Greenland, home to the world's second largest ice sheet, is melting at such an a…


Behind the Tory claims of bold Brexit action is nothing but empty bravado | Nick Cohen

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Like an enraged bull charging a matador, the British right is putting its head down and stampeding towards a no-deal Brexit. It has to keep moving. Were it to stop and consider where it was heading, …


The Green New Deal Can’t Be Anything Like the New Deal

newrepublic.com - America’s industrial economy, like a century ago, is powered almost entirely by fossil fuels. Carbon energy circulates through the veins of our transportation networks, buildings, data infrastructure…


First human-monkey chimera raises concern among scientists

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Efforts to create human-animal chimeras have rebooted an ethical debate after reports emerged that scientists have produced monkey embryos containing human cells. A chimera is an organism whose cells…


'You don't have any rights': CBP agents interrogate US citizen and seize his phone after Venezuela solidarity trip

[url=http://www.informationclearinghouse.info]www.informationclearinghouse.info[/url] - Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including best-selling Republican Gomorrah, Goliath, The Fifty One Day War, and The Management of Savagery. He has produ…


Injecting yourself with dog insulin? Just a normal day in America

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Sports media giant ESPN recently published an in-depth and supposedly inspirational feature on Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hopeful Jordan Williams, who fought for a lucrative UFC pro contrac…


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« Reply #979 on: August 05, 2019, 03:06:04 AM »

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Three mass shootings this year began with a hateful screed on 8chan. Its founder calls it a terrorist refuge in plain sight.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - A woman reacts after the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso. (Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters) By Drew Harwell Drew Harwell Reporter covering artificial intelligence Email Bio Follow August 4 at 9:51 P…


Republicans Are Blaming Video Games for the White Terrorist Attacks

splinternews.com - Dear Republicans, say it with me: White terr-or-ism. White supremacy. Domestic terrorism. Guns. Hate. Insecurity. Ignorance. Money. Any of these is more appropriate than blaming video games. Top Repu…


Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Dominate Democratic Debate Set Up to Ambush Them

theintercept.com - The most progressive candidates on stage at the Democratic presidential primary debate in Detroit on Tuesday, Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., dominated the event — despite…


Opinion | We Have a White Nationalist Terrorist Problem

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Technology companies, too, appear unwilling to treat white nationalist terror online the way they have dealt with the online spread of radical Islamic terror groups, such as the Islamic State. Compan…


Tulsi Gabbard's Reports on Chemical Attacks in Syria - A Self-Contradictory Error Filled Mess - bellingcat

[url=http://www.bellingcat.com]www.bellingcat.com[/url] - During the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries one candidate has stood out from the rest due to her stance on the conflict in Syria. Tulsi Gabbard has drawn fire from commentators and her op…


The El Paso Shooting and the Gamification of Terror - bellingcat

[url=http://www.bellingcat.com]www.bellingcat.com[/url] - On August 3, 2019, at around 11am local time, initial police reports indicated that a gunman had walked into an El Paso Wal-Mart and opened fire. As of the publication of this article, at least eight…


The BRAD BLOG : Sunday Not Funny at All Toons

bradblog.com - 8/4/19: Sunday Not Funny at All Toons 8/2/19: How a Dirty Joke About a Cow and a Woman MAY Bring Hand-Marked Paper Ballots to All NC Voters: 'BradCast' 8/2/2019 8/1/19: Special Coverage: Analysis of …


Cloudflare cuts off far-right message board 8chan after El Paso shooting

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Internet infrastructure company Cloudflare has announced it will stop offering far-right message board 8chan protection from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in the wake of the El Paso te…


After El Paso, We Can No Longer Ignore Trump’s Role in Inspiring Mass Shootings

theintercept.com - Sound familiar? The president of the United States — who condemned the El Paso attack on Twitter — has repeatedly referred to an “invasion” at the southern border; condemned Mexican immigrants as “ra…


Trump Administration Is Making It Harder to Find Out Whether It’s Fighting White Supremacist Terror

theintercept.com - White nationalists, neo-Nazis, and members of the “alt-right” march during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. Photo: Shay Horse/NurPhoto via Getty Images On Tuesda…


In California's Fertile Valley, a Bumper Crop of Air Pollution

undark.org - Like many children in the San Joaquin Valley, six-year-old Kira Hinslea suffers from severe asthma. On many


We must change food production to save the world, says leaked report

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Attempts to solve the climate crisis by cutting carbon emissions from only cars, factories and power plants are doomed to failure, scientists will warn this week. A leaked draft of a report on climat…


Greenland's ice wasn't expected to melt like this until 2070

thehill.com - During the past week, temperatures at the highest reaches of the Greenland ice sheet rose above freezing, melting snow at the Summit Station (10,550 feet above sea level) for the first time since Jul…


Arctic Fires Fill the Skies with Soot

earthobservatory.nasa.gov - In June and July 2019, more than 100 long-lived and intense wildfires blazed within the Arctic Circle. Most of them burned in Alaska and Siberia, though a few raged even in Greenland. As these fires …


The Trump Administration Is Using the Full Power of the U.S. Surveillance State Against Whistleblowers

theintercept.com - Government whistleblowers are increasingly being charged under laws such as the Espionage Act, but they aren’t spies. They’re ordinary Americans and, like most of us, they carry smartphones that auto…


China Hits Back at Trump by Weakening Yuan, Halting Crop Imports

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Arctic Fires Fill the Skies with Soot

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Of Two Minds - Nothing Is Guaranteed

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url]- There are no guarantees, no matter how monumental the hubris and confidence. The American lifestyle and economy depend on a vast number of implicit guarantees-- systemic forms of entitlement that we …


El Paso Gunman’s Fear of a Migrant “Invasion” Echoed Donald Trump and Fox News

theintercept.com - The white supremacist who killed at least 22 people in El Paso, Texas on Saturday appears to have been driven by a racist conspiracy theory — that the United States is under “invasion” by migrants an…


Rise of far-right violence leads some to call for realignment of post-9/11 national security priorities

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Greg Miller Greg Miller national security, intelligence, terrorism Email Bio Follow August 5 at 7:40 PM The United States continues to employ a staggering arsenal of armed forces, unmanned drones,…


China accuses US of 'deliberately destroying' world order

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - China stepped up the trade war rhetoric on Tuesday, accusing the US of “deliberately destroying international order” with “unilateralism and protectionism”. A day after Washington branded China a cur…


North Korea fires more projectiles, says it may be 'compelled to seek new road'

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - North Korea has fired two unidentified projectiles into the sea from South Hwanghae province, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The launches came as Pyongyang described Washington and…


Opinion | Trump’s speech would be laughable if it weren’t so infuriating

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Jennifer Rubin Jennifer Rubin Opinion writer covering politics and policy, foreign and domestic Email Bio Follow Opinion writer August 5 at 11:45 AM After stoking white nationalism, accusing a fed…


UK too desperate to secure US trade deal, says Clinton's treasury secretary

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The former US treasury secretary Larry Summers has said he does not believe that a “desperate” UK would manage to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with Washington, as Dominic Raab, the new foreign sec…


The End of a Cocaine-Fueled Presidency? Juan Orlando Hernandez Faces Regime Change in Honduras

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — Flanked by ministers and military and police leadership, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez — embattled after being slapped with new drug trafficking allegations in the…


Jair Bolsonaro says criminals will 'die like cockroaches' under proposed new laws

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has said he hopes criminals will “die in the streets like cockroaches” as a result of hard-line legislation he is pushing to shield security forces and c…


Live updates: Hong Kong protests leave flights canceled, roads blocked

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - The idea of China's People Liberation Army (PLA) on the streets of Hong Kong seemed unthinkable just a few weeks ago. Now it is being considered a possibility. As Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests g…


Fact check: Would stronger background checks have stopped the two mass shootings?

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - There is no evidence that a nationwide universal background check law -- which would mandate federal background checks on private sales -- would have prevented the alleged shooter in Dayton from purc…


The FBI Has Quietly Investigated White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement

theintercept.com - According to the Counterterrorism Policy Guide, the FBI has the option to mark a watchlisted police officer as a “silent hit,” thus preventing queries to the National Crime Information Center, a clea…


The Granddaddy of American Conspiracy Theorists

[url=http://www.rollingstone.com]www.rollingstone.com[/url] - Even a broken clock is right twice a day; that’s what they say about people who are supposed to be crackpots. It’s the idea that there is a moment in time when even the most outlandish contention, th…


The Long, Strange Voyage of Ancient Texts

undark.org - While covering technology for The New York Times in the early 2000s, I became obsessed with what I considered an enormous question: As online resources become the main tool for gathering information,…


Politics Changed the Reading of the Second Amendment—and Can Change It Again

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - Notwithstanding the most recent spate of mass shootings, over the past weekend, the prospects for gun-control legislation in Congress appear remote. The reason is no mystery. The National Rifle Assoc…


Amid Conservative Assault on Organized Labor, Democratic Lawmakers Are Advancing Laws to Expand Workers’ Rights

theintercept.com - Public-sector employees in states with Democratic majorities have made significant legislative gains in recent months, despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 2018 decision in Janus v. AFSCME, whic…


India Moves to Strip Kashmir of Autonomy, Potentially Setting Up Conflict in Disputed Territory

theintercept.com - “The recent deployments of troops and security measures have sown a lot of fear and panic among people in Kashmir,” said Mohamad Junaid, an assistant professor of anthropology at Massachusetts Colleg…


Exclusive: Private GoFundMe border wall effort now under criminal investigation

[url=http://www.rawstory.com]www.rawstory.com[/url] - This article was paid for by Raw Story subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. Florida officials are conducting a criminal investigatio…


Texas Democratic Senate Candidate M.J. Hegar in 2017 on Gun Control: “You’ll Have to Take Mine First”

theintercept.com - Beto O’Rourke has surged back into the national spotlight in the wake of a massacre in his hometown of El Paso, Texas, prompting calls for him to abandon his flagging presidential campaign and instea…


I’ve Seen the Limits of Journalism

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Instead of hoarding our photos for our print edition, as was then the norm, we decided to share everything as soon as we had it. The next day front pages around the world carried pictures from Rocky …


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‘We don’t want him here’: Trump to face protests and skepticism as he visits El Paso and Dayton after mass shootings

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Toluse Olorunnipa , Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email Bio Follow Arelis R. Hernández , Arelis R. Hernández Reporter covering politics and government in Prince George's County and Maryla…


Hong Kong protests: Australia issues travel alert as China warns of worst crisis since 1997

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Australians travelling to Hong Kong have been warned to exercise a “high degree of caution” as China said Hong Kong was facing its worst crisis since the former British colony was handed back in 1997.


Donald Trump and Fox News Warned of a Migrant “Invasion” Before El Paso Gunman Struck

theintercept.com - The white supremacist who killed at least 22 people in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday appears to have been driven by a racist conspiracy theory — that the United States is under “invasion” by migrants a…


Opinion | Trump’s Biggest and Most Dangerous Lie

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - In 2011 he became the best-known face of the birther movement, promoting the notion that Barack Obama was born outside the United States and thus an illegitimate president. “Trump recognized an oppor…


AB 145: I Feel Nothing

subscribe.adbusters.org - Conformity. Apathy. Passivity. Isolation. Tedium. Alienation. Listlessness. Indifference. Sedation. Mammon. Today's late stage of capitalism is defined by all these. It has ushered in unprecedentedly…


Business Group Spending on Lobbying in Washington is at Least Double What’s Publicly Reported

theintercept.com - Influential corporate trade organizations and nonprofits spent $535 million on lobbying in 2017 and as much as another $675 million on unregulated efforts to influence public policy, according to a t…


Private Border Wall Effort Now Under Criminal Investigation | DCReport.org

[url=http://www.dcreport.org]www.dcreport.org[/url] - Florida officials are conducting a criminal investigation of WeBuildTheWall Inc., a group which says it will build privately the wall on the Mexican border touted by Donald Trump. The organization ha…


Of Two Minds - The Gulag of the Mind

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - Befuddled and blind, we wander toward the cliff without even seeing it, focusing on our little screens of entertainment and self-absorption. There are no physical barriers in the Gulag of the Mind--w…


Nuisance Ordinances: The New Frontier In Social Control | Current Affairs

[url=http://www.currentaffairs.org]www.currentaffairs.org[/url] - When Megan* discovered that her boyfriend, Sean, had overdosed on heroin in their Neenah, Wisconsin home, she called 911. Paramedics found Sean without a pulse, but were able to save his life. Afterw…


Top Scientist Quits USDA, Says Trump Admin Tried to Bury Study Linking Climate and Nutrition

[url=http://www.ecowatch.com]www.ecowatch.com[/url] - The exodus of federal scientists in the era of President Donald Trump continued Friday as 62-year-old plant physiologist Lewis Ziska left the U.S. Department of Agriculture "over the Trump administra…


Why does Stamford company director say: "We are going to starve to death?"

[url=http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk]www.stamfordmercury.co.uk[/url] - A Stamford company director says if we don't change our ways on the environment, we will probably starve. Victoria Valentine is launching a Stamford branch of the environmental activist group Extinct…


Cord Cutting Is About To Go Way, Way Up

[url=http://www.forbes.com]www.forbes.com[/url] - A new forecast predicts cord cutting will accelerate over the next four years. Getty It started as a trickle. Now it's threatening to become a flood. The phenomenon of cord cutting, or eliminating pa…


'Fight for our lives': Fiji calls world leaders 'selfish' as it lays out climate crisis blueprint

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Fiji will introduce one of the world’s most ambitious legislative programs to tackle the climate crisis, and has labelled the global community’s decision to set aside the call for global heating to b…


‘How We Weep for Our Beloved’: Writers and Thinkers Remember Toni Morrison

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - I have fond memories of Toni. She was a sympathetic soul to younger writers, myself included. We taught at Bread Loaf, where we had sons the same age; my Colin and her Slade hung out together. But To…


Global Ocean Circulation Appears To Be Collapsing Due To A Warming Planet

[url=http://www.forbes.com]www.forbes.com[/url] - NASA Scientists have long known about the anomalous "warming hole" in the North Atlantic Ocean, an area immune to warming of Earth's oceans. This cool zone in the North Atlantic Ocean appears to be a…


'Biggest Crisis No One Is Talking About': Quarter of Humanity Faces 'Extremely High Water Stress' Intensified by Climate Emergency

[url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - An analysis released Tuesday warns that 17 countries which are collectively home to a quarter of the global population face "extremely high water stress" that is on track to get worse—particularly be…


Walgreens is closing 200 stores in the US

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - Walgreens said in an SEC filing on Tuesday that it plans to shutter 200 stores in the US. The announcement comes after the drugstore brand shared it would close 200 Boots locations in the UK during a…


A Reformed White Nationalist Says the Worst Is Yet to Come

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Picciolini now runs a global network, the Free Radicals Project, where former extremists like him provide counseling to others trying to leave extremist movements. He spoke with us yesterday morning …


Heartless: Even three-year-olds are forced to represent themselves in immigration court in US

scroll.in - It seems absolutely absurd, but in several cases in the United States, migrant children as young as three are being called to immigration courts without their parents or even any lawyers. A short fil…


Is Ebola Evolving Into a More Deadly Virus?

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - During the Ebola epidemic that ravaged West Africa in 2014 and 2015, that form of Ebola showed possible signs of evolving. Virologists are still trying to determine the significance of what happened.…


Britain to join US naval blockade of Iran

[url=http://www.wsws.org]www.wsws.org[/url] - The UK is set to join the US “international maritime security mission” in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. It has already deployed a destroyer, the HMS Duncan, and a frigate, the HMS Montrose, to the …


The Rise of the American Gestapo

[url=http://www.counterpunch.org]www.counterpunch.org[/url] - Photograph Source: U.S. Army Materiel Command – CC BY 2.0 Despite the finger-pointing and outcries of dismay from those who are watching the government discard the rule of law at every turn, the ques…


July Was the Hottest Month in Recorded History

[url=http://www.scientificamerican.com]www.scientificamerican.com[/url] - In what may be the week’s most unsurprising news, scientists have officially announced that this past July was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth. According to data released yesterday by the Co…


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Trump attacks local leaders as he visits two cities grieving from mass shootings

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Ashley Parker , Ashley Parker White House reporter Email Bio Follow Philip Rucker , Philip Rucker White House Bureau Chief Email Bio Follow Jenna Johnson and Jenna Johnson National political corre…


ICE agents raid Miss. work sites, arrest 680 people in largest single-state immigration enforcement action in U.S. history

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Elizabeth Iraheta, a Salvadoran immigrant who works at Koch Foods Inc., one of seven work sites in six cities across Mississippi that were swept through by immigration agents on Aug. 7, said she now …


Climate crisis reducing land’s ability to sustain humanity, says IPCC

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The climate crisis is damaging the ability of the land to sustain humanity, with cascading risks becoming increasingly severe as global temperatures rise, according to a landmark UN report compiled b…


What a Protest in Hong Kong Looks Like When Pro-Democracy Marchers Lose Their Fear of the Police

theintercept.com - Three weeks later, when the police failed to intervene as suspected members of local triad gangs beat protesters, images of the attack spread on social networks and fed the outrage. As the protesters…


New rebel bid to halt no-deal Brexit amid fury at PM’s enforcer Dominic Cummings

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Rebel MPs are working on a plan to thwart Boris Johnson pursuing a no-deal Brexit on 31 October that involves forcing parliament to sit through the autumn recess, amid growing outrage about the power…


Exposed: State Department Official Posted in Nazi Charlotteville Chats

unicornriot.ninja - Washington, DC – Today, an investigation by reporter Michael Hayden for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)’s Hatewatch revealed that US State Department official Matthew Q. Gebert has been active…


A Gathering of Comrades | Current Affairs

[url=http://www.currentaffairs.org]www.currentaffairs.org[/url] - I do not travel well. I have a tendency to forget where I am going, or even that I am going somewhere. Crucial possessions are frequently left behind in faraway places. Once I sat at an airport gate,…


Putin's Undeclared War: Summer 2014 - Russian Artillery Strikes against Ukraine - bellingcat

[url=http://www.bellingcat.com]www.bellingcat.com[/url] - Terms such as civil war or internal conflict are often used to describe the war in Eastern Ukraine. However, the available evidence no longer supports this view. During summer 2014, Ukrainian officia…


These 7 Prominent Conservatives Have Nothing in Common With White Supremacists, Nothing at All

theintercept.com - What proof is there that the Christchurch terrorist in New Zealand took inspiration from the U.S. president (aside from his description of Trump as “a symbol of renewed white identity”), or that neo-…


Members of the Press, WTF Indeed!

crooked.com - What did Beto O’Rourke mean this week when he asked reporters covering the white terrorist massacre in El Paso, TX, “members of the press, what the fuck?” With those seven words, or maybe just the la…


The El Paso And Dayton Shootings Show How Disinformation Spreads On Messaging Apps

[url=http://www.buzzfeednews.com]www.buzzfeednews.com[/url] - Just after the El Paso shooting, a video of a young man in glasses driving and rapping to Kendrick Lamar began to spread on Telegram. It was posted by Gavin McInnes, the Proud Boys founder who has be…


The Domestic Terrorism Law the Justice Department Forgot

theintercept.com - Glendon Scott Crawford was a mechanic at General Electric in Schenectady, New York. A tall, slender, middle-aged man with rectangular eyeglasses, he was married with three children. By appearances, h…


From El Paso to the War on Terror, the Dangers of Historical Amnesia

theintercept.com - When Monica Muñoz Martínez thinks about El Paso, Texas, she also thinks about Ciudad Juárez. It’s the same process that happens when she thinks about Brownsville and Matamoros, or Eagle Pass and Pied…


Leslie Wexner Accuses Jeffrey Epstein of Misappropriating ‘Vast Sums of Money’

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - For over 15 years, Jeffrey Epstein served as a close personal adviser to Leslie H. Wexner, the billionaire mogul behind Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works. Now, Mr. Wexner says Mr. Epstein “misa…


The Methane Detectives: On the Trail of a Global Warming Mystery

undark.org - Every week, dozens of metal flasks arrive at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, each one loaded with air from a distant corner of the world. Research chemist Ed Dlugokencky…


Erdoğan: Annexation of Crimea illegal

[url=http://www.yenisafak.com]www.yenisafak.com[/url] - President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Wednesday that Turkey will not accept illegal annexation of Crimea. After meeting his Ukrainian counterpart in Ankara, Erdoğan told a joint press conference: “Cont…


Violent Far-Right Extremists Are Rarely Prosecuted as Terrorists

theintercept.com - On a narrow street in Charlottesville, Virginia, James Alex Fields Jr. pressed the accelerator of his gray Dodge Challenger. Dozens of people were walking in front of him. They had come to protest Fi…


Opinion | Trump Has Dragged Us Into the Gutter

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - We are used to navigating unwarranted hostility from neighbors, co-workers and schoolmates, but when the person targeting you has actual power over you, it makes your life hell, psychically as well a…


JPMorgan Chase has found software that writes better ads than humans can

qz.com - In another sign that the future of work is already here, JPMorgan Chase has signed a five-year deal with a software startup that uses artificial intelligence to write marketing copy, following a succ…


Trump's Environmental Legacy Will Take Time to Erase - Resilience

[url=http://www.resilience.org]www.resilience.org[/url] - Time is the dearest resource we have in the fight to combat Earth’s warming. Whether there is time enough to avoid the harsh economic and environmental consequences waiting beyond the 1.5 degree Cels…


Balkan water reserves may soon run short | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - South-east Europe faces problems in the next decade as Balkan water reserves are expected to falter, imperilling hydropower. TIRANA, Albania, 8 August, 2019 − The Balkans is one of the world’s most t…


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Opinion | Does Trump really want to debate mental fitness?

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - President Trump on the South Lawn at the White House on Friday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Max Boot Max Boot Columnist covering national security Email Bio Follow Columnist August 11 at …


‘Everything that we hold dear’: From race to plastic straws, Trump dials up culture wars in divisive play for 2020 votes

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Toluse Olorunnipa and Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email Bio Follow Ashley Parker Ashley Parker White House reporter Email Bio Follow August 12 at 6:05 PM George W. Bush had “freedom fri…


Hong Kong protesters return to airport as Lam warns of 'abyss'

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters have staged a new rally at Hong Kong’s airport, a day after a massive demonstration triggered a shutdown at the busy international travel hub. Several hundred dem…


Jeffrey Epstein investigation may target new suspects after financier's death

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The death of the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein in his New York City jail cell is not going to stop authorities from further examining his alleged sex trafficking crimes and may see the investigat…


The Day Jeffrey Epstein Told Me He Had Dirt on Powerful People

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - I can’t say how old she was, but my guess would be late teens or perhaps 20. Given Mr. Epstein’s past, this struck me as far too close to the line. Why would Mr. Epstein want a reporter’s first impre…


Did Foreign Governments Blackmail Denny Hastert?

[url=http://www.theamericanconservative.com]www.theamericanconservative.com[/url] - As former House Speaker Dennis Hastert prepares to plead guilty in accordance with a deal he has made with federal prosecutors, most media will focus on the crimes the FBI mentioned in his indictment…


Trump to Endangered Species: Drop Dead

splinternews.com - Every now and then in the hellacious 24-hour news cycle that is the Trump presidency, there comes a story that is so absurd and yet utterly predictable it kinda stops me in my tracks. This is one of …


Trump Policy Favors Wealthier Immigrants for Green Cards

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - An applicant who speaks English, shows formal letters of support and has private health insurance would be more likely to be approved than someone whose financial situation suggests they would probab…


The Descent Into Cruelty | Current Affairs

[url=http://www.currentaffairs.org]www.currentaffairs.org[/url] - Is America becoming a crueler place? In the last two days, I’ve seen three disturbing news stories. First, Boston police “cleaned up” part of the city’s South End by hassling homeless people and dest…


Opinion | A guide to the ugly ideology we’re up against, and how politicians like Trump spread it

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Activists protest in Lafayette Park in Washington on Aug. 6. (Shawn Thew/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) By Jennifer Rubin Jennifer Rubin Opinion writer covering politics and policy, foreign and domestic Email…


Turkey Got a $1 Billion Foreign Cash Boost From China in June

[url=http://www.bloomberg.com]www.bloomberg.com[/url] - China’s central bank transferred $1 billion worth of funds to Turkey in June, Beijing’s biggest support package ever for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivered at a critical time in an election mon…


I'm one of hundreds of archaeologists exiled from Syria who's mourning what the war is costing us

theconversation.com - I used to be a Near Eastern archaeologist working in Syria. Nowadays, I am stuck in academic purgatory, observing from a great distance as the country burns, unable to help protect its history or its…


Study Finds Rise In 'Doomsday Prepping' Due To Mainstream American 'Culture Of Fear' - Study Finds

[url=http://www.studyfinds.org]www.studyfinds.org[/url] - CANTERBURY, England — “Doomsday prepping” or stockpiling food, medicine, weapons and other supplies in case of an apocalyptic scenario has long


Fourth board member resigns from NRA in a sign of further upheaval

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Tom Hamburger Tom Hamburger Investigative reporter focused on the intersection of money and politics in Washington Email Bio Follow August 12 at 7:22 PM Julie Golob, a professional sport shooter a…


Man Arrested Planning Vegas Attacks Joined Neo-Nazi Party, Leaked Chats Show

unicornriot.ninja - Las Vegas, NV – On Friday, August 9, federal prosecutors announced the arrest of 23-year-old Conor Climo for allegedly planning attacks to kill LGBTQ and Jewish people. According to the criminal comp…


Making money off of politics isn't new – it was business as usual in the Gilded Age

theconversation.com - When the political leader “Boss” Tweed was arrested in New York on corruption charges in the fall of 1871, among his many assets was a luxury hotel. Located up the road from City Hall, the Metropolit…


The Giant Rodents Eating Louisiana’s Coast

undark.org - In 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig made an oil-soaked pelican the prevailing symbol of the precarious relationship between industry and the environment on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. …


Monsanto Surveilled Journalists, Activists and Even Musician Neil Young

truthout.org - AMY GOODMAN: “Monsanto Years” by Neil Young and Promise of the Real. This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman. An explosive new report shows documents — in an explosive new report, documents reviewed b…


Russian nuclear engineers buried after 'Skyfall nuclear' blast | Russia News

[url=http://www.aljazeera.com]www.aljazeera.com[/url] - Thousands of people have attended the funerals of five Russian nuclear engineers killed by an explosion as they tested a new rocket engine, a tragedy that caused radiation fears and raised questions …


4 Tips to Maintain Communications After the Apocalypse

[url=http://www.doomsdaymoose.com]www.doomsdaymoose.com[/url] - Communication is a key part of the human experience. If you want to increase your survival chances after a disaster, you need to know several ways of staying in communication with the world around yo…


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Of Two Minds - Who Protected Epstein for Decades, and Why?

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url]- Or perhaps "Epstein was an intelligence asset" is just a tissue-thin cover for a much more destructive reality: those at the top of the American state have no moral compass at all. Let's start by sti…


Conspiracy Theories: Jeffrey Epstein’s Uniquely American Death in Jail

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - The United States holds more of its population in prisons and jails than any other country in the world. Suicide is one of the biggest causes of death in U.S. jails and hit a high of 50 deaths for ev…


What the Unsealed Jeffrey Epstein Documents Reveal About Donald Trump

nymag.com - Court documents unsealed on Friday shed new light on Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s claim that when she was underage, she was forced to have sex with Jeffrey Epstein, as well as with Harvard Law School p…


After El Paso, the ‘send her back’ chant echoes to some as a prelude to murder

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - President Trump arrives to speaks at a campaign rally in Greenville, N.C., on July 17. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) By Griff Witte Griff Witte Roaming America after years overseas in Europe, the Middle East a…


Trump Is ‘Convinced’ McConnell Will Move on Gun Reform. His Aides Says He Won’t.

nymag.com - It’s been almost two weeks since the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton that killed 22 and nine respectively, meaning the diversionary thoughts-and-prayers phase has ended, and the denial of gun co…


'Frightened, angry and exhausted': Hong Kong protesters apologise for airport violence

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Hong Kong protesters have apologised to the public for the chaos caused at the city’s airport, one of the world’s busiest transport hubs, after demonstrations brought flights to a halt for two consec…


Syrian War Puts Researchers in Limbo and Artifacts in Jeopardy

undark.org - The face of a statue lies on the ground at a destroyed museum in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on March 31, 2016. I used to be a Near Eastern archaeologist working in Syria. Nowadays, I am stuck…


10,000 Rounds Of Ammo And 25 Guns Were Seized From A Teenager Posting Far-Right Memes On iFunny And Discord

[url=http://www.buzzfeednews.com]www.buzzfeednews.com[/url] - An 18-year-old Ohio man charged Monday with threatening a federal officer allegedly posted extensively online about mass shootings, specifically targeting Planned Parenthood. According to an affidavi…


A Newsweek journalist discovered that "MAGA" means "sucker" in Nigerian

washingtonpress.com - While the MAGA phenomenon may be new to America, Nigerians have long known that “magas” are the victims of scams or frauds — a particularly ironic moniker, considering the way that thousands of Ameri…


Banana-destroying fungus has arrived in South America

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - Colombia has declared a state of emergency following discovery of Panama disease Tropical Race 4. The beloved Cavendish banana is one step closer to extinction. News has just come out of Colombia tha…


A 'big data' firm sells Cambridge Analytica’s methods to global politicians, documents show

qz.com - Cambridge Analytica, the most notorious practitioner of psychological profiling, has closed shop. Their methods aren’t about to die out so easily. A pitch deck from IDEIA Big Data, an international p…


Extreme climate change in the United States: Here are America’s fastest-warming places

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - 2°C: Beyond the limit Extreme climate change has arrived in America By Steven Mufson Steven Mufson Reporter covering the business of climate change Email Bio Follow , Chris Mooney Chris Mooney Report…


Giant river animals on verge of extinction, report warns

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Populations of the great beasts that once dominated the world’s rivers and lakes have crashed in the last 50 years, according to the first comprehensive study. Some freshwater megafauna have already …


CLIMATE IMPACTS: Trump officials worry warming could hurt the grid

[url=http://www.eenews.net]www.eenews.net[/url] - The Department of Energy is looking for information to help energy companies steel themselves against the impacts of severe weather events. Just don't call it climate change. The department released …


This Photograph Is Obscene | DCReport.org

[url=http://www.dcreport.org]www.dcreport.org[/url] - Sometimes a picture deserves a thousand or so words. The photograph above of the Trumps in El Paso is an obscenity. Because it was released without caption material, its terrible significance may not…


Governments are failing to understand global catastrophic risks and need to take urgent action, says new report

[url=http://www.cam.ac.uk]www.cam.ac.uk[/url] - The plausible global catastrophic risks include: tipping points in environmental systems due to climate change or mass biodiversity loss; malicious or accidentally harmful use of artificial intellige…


Eduardo Bolsonaro, Pro-Trump Son of Brazil’s President, on Track to Be Ambassador to U.S.

theintercept.com - Prosecutors in Brazil have launched what looks like a last-ditch effort to block President Jair Bolsonaro from nominating his son Eduardo to be the country’s next ambassador to the United States. The…


The glaciers of Iceland seemed eternal. Now a country mourns their loss | Andri Snær Magnason

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - How do you write a eulogy for a glacier? Think about it. How would you go about that, having grown up with glaciers as a geological given, a symbol of eternity? How do you say goodbye? When academics…


Jon Queally: Leaked Draft of Trump Executive Order to Censor the Internet Denounced as Dangerous Unconstitutional Edict

voxpopulisphere.com - Civil liberties groups are warning of a major threat to online freedoms and First Amendment rights if a leaked draft of a Trump administration edict—dubbed by critics as a “Censor the Internet” execu…


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Man Accused of Shooting 6 Philly Officers Surrenders

[url=http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com]www.nbcphiladelphia.com[/url] - A man accused of shooting six Philadelphia police officers during a standoff that lasted more than seven hours has surrendered to police. NBC Philadelphia was there as a member of the SWAT team shot …


Autopsy finds broken bones in Jeffrey Epstein’s neck, deepening questions around his death

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Carol D. Leonnig and Carol D. Leonnig National investigative reporter focused on the White House and government accountability Email Bio Follow Aaron C. Davis Aaron C. Davis Investigative reporter…


Dow plunges 800 points and Asian stocks fall as recession fears grow

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Signs of a global economic slowdown roiled the markets on Wednesday as shares dived and investors fled to bonds with such intensity that short-term yields rose above longer-term ones for the first ti…


Stocks losses deepen as a key recession warning surfaces

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Damian Paletta , Damian Paletta Reporter covering economic policy Email Bio Follow Thomas Heath and Thomas Heath Local business reporter and columnist, writing about entrepreneurs and companies in…


Opinion | America Made Lady Liberty a Hypocrite

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - There were people right here in America, black ones, yearning to be free, and the federal government did very little to help facilitate that freedom. This week, when talking about the Trump administr…


Who wanted Jeffrey Epstein dead?

[url=http://www.wsws.org]www.wsws.org[/url] - Let’s begin by stating the obvious: Jeffrey Epstein’s violent death in a Manhattan jail cell prevents a trial or a plea deal that threatened to expose business associates and political enablers who m…


What We Know About Jeffrey Epstein’s Autopsy

nymag.com - Barbara Sampson, the chief medical examiner of New York City, announced Sunday evening that she had completed an autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein. She declined, however, to announce any conclusions, saying…


Trump Mocks Suit Over ‘Emoluments’ Because It’s A Little-Known Word

abovethelaw.com - I got sued on a thing called emoluments. Emoluments. You ever hear of the word? Nobody ever heard of it before. And what it is is presidential harassment, because this thing is costing me a fortune b…


Here Are Five Lies About Iran That We Need to Refute to Stop Another Illegal War

theintercept.com - The Trump administration’s lies on the topic of Iran are now beyond parody. There is, however, nothing funny about them. U.S. government lies can have deadly consequences: Never forget that hundreds …


Op-Ed: Historically High Pentagon Spending Creates a Hollow Force

maritime-executive.com - In a recent Washington Post column, Robert J. Samuelson argues that the military-industrial complex isn’t bankrupting American taxpayers or taking funding from social programs. True, the Pentagon no …


How a McConnell-backed effort to lift Russian sanctions boosted a Kentucky project

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) heads toward his Capitol Hill office in January. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post) By Tom Hamburger and Tom Hamburger Investigative reporter focused …


The Russians and Ukrainians Translating the Christchurch Shooter’s Manifesto - bellingcat

[url=http://www.bellingcat.com]www.bellingcat.com[/url] - On August 10, 2019, a 21-year-old man reportedly murdered his 17-year-old stepsister before attempted to attack a mosque just outside of Oslo, Norway; he managed to injure only one person in the atta…


US Town Rejects Solar Farm Amid Worries It Would "Suck Up All The Energy From The Sun"

[url=http://www.sciencealert.com]www.sciencealert.com[/url] - The town of Woodland, North Carolina is in the spotlight this week after rejecting a proposal to rezone a section of land just outside its borders for the use of a solar farm. Three solar farms have …


Exposed: State Department Official Posted in Nazi Charlottesville Chats

unicornriot.ninja - Washington, DC – Today, an investigation by reporter Michael Hayden for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)’s Hatewatch revealed that US State Department official Matthew Q. Gebert has been active…


Cutting out meat and dairy is the best thing you can do for the planet

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - Huge new study reveals that going vegan offers far greater benefits than quitting flying or driving an electric car. Meat and dairy, delicious though they may be, are terrible for the planet. We've k…


Australian coal use an 'existential threat' to islands: Fiji PM | Fiji News

[url=http://www.aljazeera.com]www.aljazeera.com[/url] - Fiji has challenged Australia to do more on climate change in the run-up to a regional summit of Pacific nations this week, warning Canberra's reliance on coal posed an "existential threat" to low-ly…


How Google, Microsoft, and Big Tech Are Automating the Climate Crisis

gizmodo.com - In a deal that made few ripples outside the energy industry, two very large but relatively obscure companies, Rockwell Automation and Schlumberger Limited, announced a joint venture called Sensia. Th…


Wine has barely changed since Roman times, and that's a problem

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - Lack of diversity makes grapes vulnerable to climate change. The ancient Romans were great lovers of wine. They developed viticulture throughout what's now Italy and ensured that everyone, from slave…


Narendra Modi defends India’s decision to end Kashmir’s special status

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The Indian prime minister has defended his government’s controversial measure to strip the Kashmir region of its statehood and special constitutional provisions, as about 4 million Kashmiris stayed i…


The wheels come off shale oil

resourceinsights.blogspot.com - A flurry of coverage about the gloom and outright calamity in the shale oil business appeared last week. Low prices continue to dog the industry. But so does lack of investor interest in financing lo…


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Governing by grievance, Trump wields official powers against political enemies

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Toluse Olorunnipa Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email Bio Follow August 15 at 7:34 PM By pressuring the Israeli government to bar entry by two members of Congress, President Trump once ag…


Opinion | What Are Trump and Netanyahu Afraid Of?

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Sad, to borrow one of Mr. Trump’s favorite words. How sad that two leaders — each desperate to look tough to his own base — are risking a bipartisan relationship built between these two nations over …


'Great Recession' to hit US, jeopardize Trump's reelection hopes: Peter Schiff

[url=http://www.foxbusiness.com]www.foxbusiness.com[/url] - Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff slams the Federal Reserve and says the U.S. is heading toward a recession. The U.S. economy is heading into a free fall that will be worse than the Great Recessi…


Amazon's Online Bezos Brigade Unleashed On Twitter - bellingcat

[url=http://www.bellingcat.com]www.bellingcat.com[/url] - On August 14, a Twitter thread that included a small army of “Amazon FC Ambassadors” went viral, bringing to light Amazon’s year-long social media brand ambassador program. What exactly are these “Am…


Turkish Bank Ziraat Closes Door on Venezuela Amid U.S. Sanctions

[url=http://www.bloomberg.com]www.bloomberg.com[/url] - Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with Nicolas Maduro at the presidential palace in Caracas on Dec. 3, 2018. Ziraat Bank, Turkey’s largest bank by assets, has stopped offering services to Venezuela’s Centra…


Jeffrey Epstein Spent Time Alone With Young Woman In Prison's Attorney Room

[url=http://www.forbes.com]www.forbes.com[/url] - A woman—who may have been part of Jeffrey Epstein's legal team—visited a day after financier was taken off suicide watch. (AP) The day after he was taken off suicide watch, disgraced financier Jeffre…


Trump’s Going to Be Big Mad: Fox News Poll Show the President’s Disapproval Numbers Near All-Time High

[url=http://www.theroot.com]www.theroot.com[/url] - No power group can last forever: Destiny’s Child broke up. So did the Fat Boys and Van Jones and black people. So it’s only fitting that Fox News and the president’s relationship would be coming to a…


Team Trump: 'The Only Good Forest Is a Dead Forest' | DCReport.org

[url=http://www.dcreport.org]www.dcreport.org[/url] - The evil genius of the people Donald Trump brought into our government so America could become a polluter’s paradise is really something to behold. The latest Team Trump move would turn our national …


Now Earning 278 Times More Than Average Worker, New Study Shows CEO Pay Has Grown More Than 1,000% Since 1978

[url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - As even some of the wealthiest Americans have begun to call for major reforms to the U.S. economic system to narrow the wealth gap, a new study released Wednesday revealed that over the past four dec…


Opinion | First They Came for the Black Feminists

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - On August 15, 2014, an angry 20-something ex-boyfriend published a 9,425-word screed and set in motion a series of vile events that changed the way we fight online. The post, which exhaustively docum…


Behind Nate Silver’s war with The New York Times

[url=http://www.politico.com]www.politico.com[/url] - The paper’s onetime data guru can’t stop kicking his ex-employer for its 2020 polling analysis and supposed capitulation to Trump. Nate Silver made his name as The New York Times’ data guru, creating…


Shouldn’t there be a law against reckless opioid sales? Turns out, there is

theconversation.com - The massive scale of prescription opioid shipments as the ongoing overdose epidemic unfolded has started to come into focus. Drug companies shipped 76 billion opioid pain pills to U.S. health care pr…


NASA Study Concludes When Civilization Will End, And It's Not Looking Good for Us

[url=http://www.mic.com]www.mic.com[/url] - Update: NASA is now clarifying its role in this study. NASA officials released this statement on the study on March 20, which seeks to distance the agency from the paper: "A soon-to-be published rese…


A Weather Station Above the Arctic Circle Hit 94.6 Degrees Fahrenheit

earther.gizmodo.com - Amid the hottest month in recorded history, some records still stand out as absolutely jaw dropping. That’s definitely true of a measurement made in the Arctic this July. According to data released i…


Video: The North Atlantic ocean current, which warms northern Europe, may be slowing » Yale Climate Connections

[url=http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org]www.yaleclimateconnections.org[/url] - A stubborn blue spot of cool ocean temperatures stands out like the proverbial sore thumb in a recent NASA image of the warming world – a circle of cool blue on a planet increasingly shaded in hot re…


Beto O'Rourke Resumes Campaign and Delivers Address in El Paso, Texas

[url=http://www.c-span.org]www.c-span.org[/url] - Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke spoke from his hometown of El Paso, Texas about the tragedy that occured there August 3rd. He said he will continue to run for the Democratic nomination in 2020. *Thi…


The World’s Largest Forest Has Been on Fire for Months

[url=http://www.bloomberg.com]www.bloomberg.com[/url] - Many of the fires appear to have been started by people along the region’s logging roads, with cigarette butts the leading culprit. Critics say government inaction allowed the situation to spiral out…


Of Two Minds - The Road to Hell Is Paved with Virtue-Signaling

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - The idea that everything will be solved if we borrow a couple more trillion and give it away is the dominant paradigm. Here in the decay phase of Imperial Pretensions, The best lack all conviction, w…


Direct Action Shuts Down Coal Infrastructure in Germany

unicornriot.ninja - This year’s #EndeGelaende event was the most logistically challenging ever, according to its organizers. Activists were repeatedly stopped from boarding trains, buses and crossing bridges by police a…


Could dimming the sun save the Earth or could it trigger calamity

[url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk]www.dailymail.co.uk[/url] - The plan sounds like science fiction — but could be fact within a decade; every day more than 800 giant aircraft would lift millions of tonnes of chalk dust to a height of 12 miles above the Earth's …


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  • Greenland's ice sheet just lost 11 billion tons of ice -- in one day

    [url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - (CNN)After months of record temperatures, scientists say Greenland's ice sheet experienced its biggest melt of the summer on Thursday, losing 11 billion tons of surface ice to the ocean -- equivalent…


    A toxic rift opens between Democrats and Israel after the nation refuses entry to two members of Congress

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Matt Viser and Matt Viser National political reporter Email Bio Follow Rachael Bade Rachael Bade Congressional reporter Email Bio Follow August 16 at 9:08 PM A politically explosive fight over Isr…


    WaPo fuels Epstein conspiracies; Advertisers blacklist news; Cooper presses Sanders; Trump attacks NYT; Drudge gets new ad partner; Disney's big year

    us11.campaign-archive.com - Facebook 0 likes Google +1 Subscribe Past Issues RSS Translate English العربية Afrikaans беларуская мова български català 中文(简体) 中文(繁體) Hrvatski Česky Dansk eesti keel Nederlands Suomi Français Deuts…


    The Campaign Press: Members of the 10 Percent, Reporting for the One Percent

    [url=http://www.rollingstone.com]www.rollingstone.com[/url] - Bernie Sanders Monday gave a speech in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. He took shots at the press, mentioning coverage of his campaign against Amazon: I talk about (Amazon’s taxes) all of the time… And the…


    Bad headline, small changes at the New York Times - PressThink

    pressthink.org - Knowing the characters involved — columnist Joan Walsh and the New York Times — this announcement last week caught my eye: I canceled my subscription. I know a lot of folks will tell me I’m wrong. I …


    The Trump Justice Department’s war on progressive prosecutors, explained

    [url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice seems to have a new enemy: progressive prosecutors. The latest volley from the Justice Department came after a shooting in Philadelphia injured six poli…


    Colin Kaepernick Settled His Grievance, Jay-Z Is Just Taking The Money

    abovethelaw.com - Colin Kaepernick (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) There seems to be some confusion about the difference between Colin Kaepernick settling his collusion grievance with the National Football Leag…


    Quoth the Raven #139 - Whitney Webb Goes Deep: Blowing Open The Jeffrey Epstein Scandal

    [url=http://www.podbean.com]www.podbean.com[/url] - Whitney Webb is a MintPress News journalist based in Chile. She has contributed to several independent media outlets including Global Research, EcoWatch, the Ron Paul Institute and 21st Century Wire,…


    Riotlandia: Why Portland Has Become the Epicenter of Far-Right Violence

    theintercept.com - Media coverage hasn’t helped. Other than the alternative weeklies and The Guardian, reporting on the far right has been “both-sidesism” at best and cringeworthy at worst. The editorial board of The O…


    ‘It's techno-racism’: Detroit is quietly using facial recognition to make arrests

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - For the last two years, Detroit police have been quietly utilizing controversial and unreliable facial recognition technology to make arrests in the city. The news, revealed in May in a Georgetown Un…


    Australia’s climate stance is inflicting criminal damage on humanity | Ian Dunlop and David Spratt

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The top priority of government is security of the people. Yet on the greatest threat of all, most governments are failing abysmally. As the global influence of western democracies wanes with the asce…


    Gaslighting the climate-striking students

    medium.com - “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win,” a quote commonly misattributed to Gandhi, nevertheless encapsulates his understanding and that of many other social…


    The global dominance of white people is thanks to the potato

    qz.com - In his economic masterwork The Wealth of Nations, the great Scottish economist Adam Smith reveals himself to be a deep admirer of Irish poor folk. Or, more specifically, their preferred food, potatoe…


    Dangerous Lake Erie Algal Bloom Is Now Eight Times the Size of Cleveland 

    weather.com - A toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie has grown so large it can be seen from space. A harmful algae bloom that began growing in western Lake Erie in July has more than doubled in size in a few weeks. On J…


    Naomi Klein: How science is telling us all to revolt

    [url=http://www.newstatesman.com]www.newstatesman.com[/url] - In December 2012, a pink-haired complex systems researcher named Brad Werner made his way through the throng of 24,000 earth and space scientists at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union…


    Now Earning 278 Times More Than Average Worker, New Study Shows CEO Pay Has Grown More Than 1,000% Since 1978

    [url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - As even some of the wealthiest Americans have begun to call for major reforms to the U.S. economic system to narrow the wealth gap, a new study released Wednesday revealed that over the past four dec…


    New Jersey Woman Torched Man’s Home After 4 AM Booty Call Fizzled, Police Allege

    [url=http://www.thesmokinggun.com]www.thesmokinggun.com[/url] - A New Jersey woman set fire to a man’s home after accepting a booty call invitation only to discover when she arrived that he had fallen asleep, police charge. According to cops, Taija Russell, 29, t…


    The Population Bust

    [url=http://www.foreignaffairs.com]www.foreignaffairs.com[/url] - For most of human history, the world’s population grew so slowly that for most people alive, it would have felt static. Between the year 1 and 1700, the human population went from about 200 million t…


    Arctic sea ice loaded with microplastics

    phys.org - At first glance, it looks like hard candy laced with flecks of fake fruit, or a third grader's art project confected from recycled debris. In reality, it's a sliver of Arctic Ocean sea ice riddled wi…


    The drowned city: why climate change may see London submerged

    [url=http://www.newstatesman.com]www.newstatesman.com[/url] - Imagine a London where the entire subterranean region is engulfed with dirty water. Crammed train carriages that once barrelled along 249 miles of track transporting busy office workers, builders, te…


    And Now, the Really Big Coal Plants Begin to Close

    [url=http://www.scientificamerican.com]www.scientificamerican.com[/url] - When the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona shuts down later this year, it will be one of the largest carbon emitters to ever close in American history. The giant coal plant on Arizona’s high deser…


    The Reason Antarctica Is Melting: Shifting Winds, Driven by Global Warming

    [url=http://www.scientificamerican.com]www.scientificamerican.com[/url] - In the remote, alien area of the world where the Amundsen Sea meets the coast of West Antarctica, tall, frozen cliffs loom over the water. They are the edges of massive glaciers—rivers of ice that sp…


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    Stephen Miller Wanted to Ban Undocumented Children from Public Schools

    splinternews.com - Just when you thought Trump senior adviser and psychopath Stephen Miller couldn’t be any more diabolical, a new report says that he wanted to find a way for the Trump administration to block undocume…


    How Stephen Miller authors Trump’s immigration policy

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - The ghostwriter The adviser who scripts Trump’s immigration policy With unswerving loyalty, Stephen Miller has singular control of an issue central to the presidency By Nick Miroff Nick Miroff Report…


    Republicans Are Adopting the Proud Boys

    [url=http://www.thedailybeast.com]www.thedailybeast.com[/url] - Nine members of the far-right Proud Boys group and three protesters are facing riot and assault charges after a street brawl between them Friday night in New York. The fight wasn’t a random clash, th…


    Tensions High as Far-Right Rally Tied To Threats Hits Portland

    unicornriot.ninja - Portland, OR – Tensions are high in Portland as a far-right rally, whose organizers have threatened violence, is opposed by large anti-racist counter-protests. A massive police presence has saturated…


    Portland rally: Proud Boys vow to march each month after biggest protest of Trump era

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Portland saw its largest far-right demonstration of the Trump era on Saturday, as 500 rightwingers traveled from around the country to march back and forth across the city’s bridges, and briefly occu…


    Canada’s new far right: A trove of private chat room messages reveals an extremist subculture

    [url=http://www.theglobeandmail.com]www.theglobeandmail.com[/url] - They come from all walks of life: tradesmen, soldiers, a student teacher, a financial analyst, an aspiring lawyer, among others. And they are in every province, in communities large and small. They g…


    Chris Matthews Goes on Incredibly Bizarre Jeffrey Epstein Monologue

    splinternews.com - MSNBC’s Chris Matthews suggested on Tuesday that politicians flew on Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, known as the “Lolita Express,” in part because they were short on cash. Matthews said: “One thing c…


    Plague-infected prairie dogs have shut down parts of a Denver suburb

    [url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - Despite its name and fatal history in the Middle Ages, the plague is rare and generally treatable, at least in the United States. In general, small mammals and rodents with infected fleas carry the d…


    Rashida Tlaib’s Grandmother Speaks for Us All

    splinternews.com - It wasn’t enough for Donald Trump to call his friend in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and urge him to block two sitting U.S. congresswomen from visiting that country. Always the narcissi…


    Border Patrol Arrest Reports Are Full of Lies That Can Sabotage Asylum Claims

    theintercept.com - On December 29, 2017, the night his daughter was born, Augusto left the hospital and rode his motorcycle to his home in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, to pick up a change of clothes for his wife. On his way b…


    Beto O'Rourke Would Really Like You to Stop Asking When He's Going to Drop Out

    splinternews.com - Beto O’Rourke is back “in it,” as they say, planning to return to the campaign trail on Thursday after a well-justified break from the presidential race to mourn the victims of the horrific mass shoo…


    New video evidence of Russian tanks in Ukraine revealed

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Newly collated evidence documenting Russian military involvement in the conflict in Ukraine will be used to bolster legal claims against the Russian state by Ukrainian volunteer fighters. Forensic Ar…


    Climate feedback loops could put human civilization on the road to extinction

    [url=http://www.straight.com]www.straight.com[/url] - A summer heat wave over Greenland has contributed to some shocking developments. Between July 30 and August 5, surface temperatures rose 12° C above the period from 1981 to 2010, according to the Nat…


    Scientist: Warming Could Cut Population to 1 Billion

    dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com - [UPDATE, 1:45 p.m.: A roundup of economists’ and scientists’ views at the Copenhagen climate meeting and a reaction from Mike Hulme, a participating scientist.] COPENHAGEN — A scientist known for his…


    "Something Drastic Has To Happen" Roger Hallam | BBC HardTalk | Extinction Rebellion

    [url=http://www.youtube.com]www.youtube.com[/url] - <iframe width="480" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9HyaxctatdA?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>


    China’s building a rain-making network three times the size of Spain

    [url=http://www.scmp.com]www.scmp.com[/url] - China needs more water. So it's building a rain-making network three times the size of Spain The Tibetan Plateau is the source of most of Asia’s largest rivers, but it suffers from low annual rainfal…


    Before Trump eyed Greenland: Here’s what happened last time the US bought a large chunk of the Arctic

    theconversation.com - Editor’s note: Reports that President Donald Trump has urged aides to look into buying Greenland make us think of the last time the United States bought a major territory in the Arctic: the purchase …


    ‘We are moving into a new, controlled society worse than old totalitarianism’ – Zizek on Google leak

    [url=http://www.rt.com]www.rt.com[/url] - The intellectual told RT he’s not advocating for online anarchy, comparing it to snuff movies in hardcore pornography – some regulation should be in place to block harmful content on the internet, he…


    American consumers are holding up the global economy. But for how long?

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Rachel Siegel , Rachel Siegel National business reporter Email Bio Follow Abha Bhattarai and Abha Bhattarai Reporter covering the retail industry Email Bio Follow Heather Long Heather Long Economi…


    Hong Kong protesters defy threats from Beijing, police and heavy rain for huge — and peaceful — march

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - 1 of 56 Full Screen Autoplay Close Skip Ad × The scene of ongoing protests in Hong Kong View Photos For weeks, people have been voicing their opposition to a proposed extradition bill by China. Capti…


    Ash dieback is just the start of killer plagues threatening Britain’s trees | George Monbiot

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - As Dutch elm disease spread across Britain in the 1970s, the country fell into mourning. When the sentinel trees that framed our horizons were felled, their loss was a constant topic of sad and angry…


    Where did all the cod go? Fishing crisis in the North Sea

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - By 7.30am all the cod at Peterhead fish market had been sold, snapped up by competing buyers wearing thick fleeces, woolly hats and rubber boots against the chill of the vast indoor warehouse. A gagg…


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    Internet goes wild over ‘obviously drunk’ Larry Kudlow on FOX: ‘He’s lying while slurring his words’

    [url=http://www.rawstory.com]www.rawstory.com[/url] - … then let us make a small request. Like you, we here at Raw Story believe in the power of progressive journalism — and we’re investing in investigative reporting as other publications give it the ax…


    There could have been three more mass shootings if these men weren't stopped, authorities say

    [url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - He faces four charges of illegal possession of large capacity magazines, and is being held on a $250,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court September 6. According to the statement, authorities …


    White supremacist charged with threatening to shoot up Jewish community center

    abcnews.go.com - An Ohio man has been arrested for making threats toward a local Jewish community center in New Middletown. James Reardon Jr., 20, has been charged with telecommunications harassment and aggravated me…


    Half of Americans Disapprove of Trump’s Response to Mass Shootings

    [url=http://www.wsj.com]www.wsj.com[/url] - WASHINGTON—About half of Americans disapprove of President Trump’s response to the deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, and broad majorities support Congress moving to expand background checks fo…


    Opinion | The Trump economic team: Men without a plan

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By James Downie James Downie Digital opinions editor Email Bio Follow Opinions editor August 18 at 7:30 PM The United States’ economic outlook is not exactly confidence-inspiring: Manufacturing is fl…


    Jeffrey Epstein ‘Friend’ Ghislaine Maxwell Has More Skeletons in Her Family Closet Than a House of Horrors

    [url=http://www.thedailybeast.com]www.thedailybeast.com[/url] - MEYREUIL, France—Ghislaine Maxwell, 57, comes from a family by turns brilliant and accomplished, deceptive and doomed. Her backstory is full of sex and science, money and magical illusions. And today…


    VIDEO of Prince Andrew staying in Epstein’s sex mansion forces palace into damage control

    [url=http://www.rt.com]www.rt.com[/url] - A short, blurry video released by the Mail on Sunday shows a man, who the tabloid newspaper identifies as Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth, saying goodbye to a young, dark-haired woma…


    You Can Smell the Fear – THE DAILY IMPACT

    [url=http://www.dailyimpact.net]www.dailyimpact.net[/url] - Nothing to worry about. It will all blow over. Yes, I’m sure. The world is siding into a recession that has no visible bottom. Globalism — the genius plan for exploiting the world’s poorest people to…


    Portland rally: Proud Boys vow to march each month after biggest protest of Trump era

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Portland saw its largest far-right demonstration of the Trump era on Saturday, as 500 rightwingers traveled from around the country to march back and forth across the city’s bridges, and briefly occu…


    Conflating Anti-Zionism with Anti-Semitism - a Dangerous and Useful Ploy

    [url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - JERUSALEM — (Analysis) According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, anti-Semitism is defined as “hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group.” This is also…


    Stephen Miller used to eat glue, his Santa Monica school teacher said. She was placed on leave.

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - White House senior adviser Stephen Miller. (Evan Vucci/AP) By Eli Rosenberg October 12, 2018 at 4:48 PM EDT A woman who was White House adviser Stephen Miller’s third-grade teacher has been placed on…


    Pacific Island nations will no longer stand for Australia's inaction on climate change

    theconversation.com - The Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Tuvalu this week has ended in open division over climate change. Australia ensured its official communique watered down commitments to respond to climate change, …


    theconversation.com - A recent study published in the journal Depression and Anxiety has attracted widespread media attention. Media reports said eating chocolate, in particular, dark chocolate, was linked to reduced symp…


    Gran Canaria wildfire triggers evacuation of thousands of people

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - About 8,000 people have been evacuated from their homes on Gran Canaria in Spain’s Canary Islands, where firefighters are battling a wildfire that has burned more than 3,400 hectares (8,400 acres) of…


    The quantum revolution is coming, and Chinese scientists are at the forefront

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Daniel Hertzberg for The Washington Post By Jeanne Whalen Jeanne Whalen Reporter covering business around the world Email Bio Follow August 18 at 7:10 PM SHANGHAI — More than a decade ago, Chinese ph…


    Governments around the world are considering taxing red meat like tobacco in an effort to curb climate change

    [url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - First the taxman came for your cigars, now he might be coming for your steak. That's according to a new report sent to Business Insider by research company Fitch Solutions, which concluded that "sin …


    Stocks are soaring on fresh hopes of a 'tidal wave' of government stimulus and an end to the US-China trade war | Markets Insider

    markets.businessinsider.com - Asian and European equities and US futures jumped on Monday as traders bet on a surge of government stimulus and celebrated a better outlook for the US-China trade war. China announced new loans will…


    Bernie Sanders and 'Killer Mike' talk race, faith and hurt in America

    abcnews.go.com - Before he took the stage in front of thousands, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, wheeled his worn gym bag and suitcase into the Renaissance Marriott in Atlanta. Meeting him there for an intimate talk was r…


    A Fungus Could Wipe Out the Banana Forever

    [url=http://www.wired.co.uk]www.wired.co.uk[/url] - The banana—or at least the fruit as we know it—is facing an existential crisis. A deadly fungus that has decimated banana plantations in southeast Asia for 30 years has finally done what scientists h…


    Group of top CEOs says maximizing shareholder profits no longer can be the primary goal of corporations

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon listens as President Barack Obama speaks to leading CEOs to discuss ways to promote the economy and create jobs during the…


    American Capitalism Is Based On Plunder - PaulCraigRoberts.org

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    4 Emergency Supplies All Preppers Should Have in Storage

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


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