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Doomstead Diner Daily 9/6
« Reply #270 on: September 06, 2019, 12:07:02 pm »

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Dorian slams N.C. Outer Banks with 95 mph winds, charges toward southeast Va., southeast New England

www.washingtonpost.com - Hurricane Dorian over North Carolina Outer Banks on Friday. (NOAA) By Jason Samenow and Jason Samenow Editor and writer covering weather and climate Email Bio Follow Andrew Freedman Andrew Freedman E…


The Secret Government Rulebook for Labeling You a Terrorist

theintercept.com - In 2012 Tim Healy, the former director of the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center, described to CBS News how watchlists are used by police officers. “So if you are speeding, you get pulled over, they’ll…


NYT Remembers David Koch More as ‘Philanthropist’ Than Polluter

fair.org - The New York Times‘ obituary (8/23/19) for David Koch, a “gregarious, socially prominent New Yorker who loved the ballet.” David Koch may be dead, but his legacy of support for far-right politics and…


Analysis | Boris Johnson takes a wrecking ball to government and gets hit himself

www.washingtonpost.com - By Dan Balz Dan Balz Chief correspondent covering national politics, the presidency and Congress Email Bio Follow September 5 at 2:18 PM British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has eclipsed President Tr…


Boris Johnson’s Brexit Carnage

www.newyorker.com - The symbolism of the physical state of the Palace of Westminster, where Parliament meets, was almost too crude this week. Big Ben was sheathed in layers of scaffolding and black construction netting.…


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

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


MIT Media Lab founder: Taking Jeffrey Epstein’s money was justified

www.technologyreview.com - MIT Media Lab director Joichi Ito has faced pressure to resign after revealing that he took research funding from financier and alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. But today Nicholas Negroponte, …


Lawmakers and Students Say Professors Who Sexually Harass Should Face Stronger Consequences — ProPublica

www.propublica.org - This article was produced in partnership with NPR Illinois, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ProPublica Illinois is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces invest…


Debra Messing called for outing Trump supporters. Trump likened her to McCarthy

www.nbcnews.com - For days, Debra Messing, the star of "Will & Grace," has been calling for a full disclosure of President Donald Trump’s supporters, arguing that the public should know who is donating to and fundrais…


Walmart’s Gun Decision Is Less Political Than It Looks

nymag.com - Much of the coverage of Walmart’s decision to step back from the guns and ammunition business has focused on how the company is (or is not) aligning itself with its customers’ political and social vi…


Representative Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, Republican Mainstay, Is Set to Retire

www.nytimes.com - WASHINGTON — Representative Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, a Republican mainstay who found his way to the center of many of Washington’s most divisive political debates over the past four decades, s…


White House Prepares to Revoke California’s Right to Set Tougher Pollution Rules

www.nytimes.com - California’s special right to set its own tailpipe pollution rules dates to the 1970 Clean Air Act, the landmark federal legislation designed to fight air pollution nationwide. The law granted Califo…


Bugs and bores: a source of dangerous bacteria in remote communities' water supply

theconversation.com - A study of three remote community water supplies in northern Australia, published today in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, revealed that bores with high levels of iron were more likely …


Nutrition Science Is Broken. This New Egg Study Shows Why.

undark.org - Are eggs good or bad? That depends on what study you’re reading. It’s been a tortuous path for the humble egg. For much of our history, it was a staple of the American breakfast — as in, bacon and eg…


A Summer of Unprecedented Brutality in Moscow

www.newyorker.com - Over the past couple of months, the city of Moscow has seen an unprecedented number of large, confrontational protests, which have been met with unprecedented brutality from the authorities. It’s tru…


How a “Kamikaze” GOP Primary Could Hit Trump Where It Hurts

www.vanityfair.com - The Republicans mounting primary challenges to Donald Trump are not exactly the Never Trump movement’s top draft picks. With little hope of defeating an incumbent president dependably popular inside …


Katrina: A Manmade Storm with Greg Palast

historicly.substack.com - Contrary to popular belief, Katrina did not destroy New Orleans. Rather, it was the oil companies. Today, investigative journalist and author Greg Palast joins us to talk about Hurricane Katrina, Oil…


New Campaign Begins To Stop Facial Recognition

popularresistance.org - Groups representing 15 million+ people plan to flood local, state, and federal lawmakers with letters and calls as a bipartisan backlash to biometric surveillance reaches a boiling point Opposition t…


The West Oppressed The Third World For So Long That It Became Third World Itself

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: From Journal-neo.org Many have already noticed: The US really, really doesn’t feel like the world leader, or even as a ‘first world country’. Of course, I write that sarcastically, as I …


Joni Ernst Wants to Cut Social Security Behind Closed Doors

www.commondreams.org - Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) just said out loud what Republican politicians usually only talk about in secret meetings with their billionaire donors: The GOP wants to cut our earned Social Security bene…


Alaska’s Sea Ice Completely Melted for First Time in Recorded History

www.resilience.org - “Even if we can’t escape its consequences, it is not too late to escape the mindset that brought us here.” —Alice O’Keeffe, reviewing This Is Not a Drill The country of Iceland has held a funeral for…


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