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« Reply #225 on: August 16, 2019, 09:08:05 am »

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Governing by grievance, Trump wields official powers against political enemies

www.washingtonpost.com - 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?

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

www.foxbusiness.com - 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

www.bellingcat.com - 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

www.bloomberg.com - 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

www.forbes.com - 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

www.theroot.com - 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

www.dcreport.org - 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

www.commondreams.org - 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

www.nytimes.com - 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

www.politico.com - 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

www.mic.com - 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

www.yaleclimateconnections.org - 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

www.c-span.org - 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

www.bloomberg.com - 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

www.oftwominds.com - 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

www.dailymail.co.uk - 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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