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« Reply #270 on: September 11, 2019, 05:36:36 am »

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John Bolton Tried His Best to Draw the U.S. Into a War. Luckily, He Failed.

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Pence family boondoggle in Ireland cost U.S. taxpayers $600,000 for the limos alone: report

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Trump skeptical of using foreign spies to collect intel on hostile countries, sources say

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Scottish judges rule Boris Johnson's prorogation unlawful

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Former FEMA Official Accused of Taking Bribes in Hurricane Maria Recovery

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Trump Job Approval

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‘Yemen Was Called the Forgotten War, but Activists Are Refusing to Forget’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed the Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Hassan El-Tayyab about US war crimes in Yemen for the September 6, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited tr…

‘Under the Trump Administration, the [NLRB] Appointees Have Been Extremists’

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Sean Hannity’s Hillary Clinton obsession, by the numbers

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From Flying Spiders to Global Warming, a Hymn for a Windswept Planet

undark.org - How easy it is to imagine weather as a force wholly imposed upon us. We shake our fists at rain on the day of an outing, at snow entombing our cars. The causes of that rain or snow are complex, invol…

No Regrets? NYC Mayor and Presidential Candidate Bill de Blasio Gets Real About Eric Garner, the NYPD, and Policing

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Water is a growing source of global conflict. Here’s what we need to do

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A Comprehensive List of Resources for Going Off-Grid and Self-Sustaining

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Silicon Valley’s final frontier for mobile payments — ‘the neoliberal takeover of the human body’

www.marketwatch.com - Aram Sinnreich recently went grocery shopping at a Whole Foods Market in his hometown of Washington, D.C., and realized he had left his wallet at home. He had no cards and no cash, but he had no reas…

Bolivian forest fires destroy two million hectares

www.bbc.com - Bolivian wildfires have destroyed two million hectares (almost five million acres) of forest and grassland since August, according to officials. Almost half of the losses are in "protected" areas, kn…

5 charts show how your household drives up global greenhouse gas emissions

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60 Percent Of Americans Believe A Recession Is Coming – But Consumers Continue To Pile Up Debt At A Frightening Pace

theeconomiccollapseblog.com - We haven’t seen survey results like this since just before the last recession. Right now, 60 percent of Americans believe that a recession is “very or somewhat likely in the next year”, and the reaso…

Is Corporate Media Tricking the Public with Reports that the Stock Market Is Setting New Highs?

wallstreetonparade.com - By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: September 9, 2019 ~ On January 26, 2018 the Dow Jones Industrial Average set a new record high of 26,616.71. Despite setting new highs multiple times thereafter, the …

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