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Doomstead Diner Daily 10/18
« Reply #375 on: October 18, 2019, 07:27:06 am »

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‘Get over it’: Mulvaney’s twin admissions put Trump at the center of emoluments and Ukraine controversies

www.washingtonpost.com - By Toluse Olorunnipa close Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow October 17, 2019 at 10:34 PM EDT First came the lengthy infomercial touting President Trump’s private…

ISIS eyes breakout opportunity as Turkish forces batter Kurds

www.washingtonpost.com - Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn on Oct. 14, days after Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish forces. (Ozan Kose/Afp Via Getty Images) By Joby Warrick and close Joby Warr…

Architect of bin Laden raid says Trump is working to 'destroy' the country

www.cnn.com - Washington (CNN)Retired Adm. William McRaven said Thursday that the US is under attack from President Donald Trump, who he believes is working to "destroy" the country from "within" and "without." "I…

Settlement Talks for Bank Followed Pressure on Trump by Turkey’s Leader

www.nytimes.com - The Justice Department had discussed the possibility of a so-called deferred prosecution agreement with Halkbank, in which it would admit some wrongdoing, perhaps pay a fine, but not face criminal tr…

Trump has awarded next year’s G-7 summit of world leaders to his Miami-area resort, the White House said

www.washingtonpost.com - By Toluse Olorunnipa, close Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow David A. Fahrenthold and close David A. Fahrenthold Reporter covering the Trump family and its busin…

Trump’s Most Shameless Act of Profiteering

www.theatlantic.com - The timing is either inauspicious or audacious, coming just two days after a federal appeals court revived a case against the president under the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, which bars federal …

Is a Ukrainian Oligarch Helping Trump Smear Biden to Evade U.S. Corruption Charges?

theintercept.com - The conspiracy to reelect the president by misleading the American people about Joe Biden’s work in Ukraine continues, despite the impeachment inquiry triggered by revelations that Donald Trump and h…

Sorting Facts From Fiction About the US Withdrawal From Syria

www.mintpressnews.com - The foreign policy elite is in an uproar. They claim we have abandoned our allies, they question how can America be trusted, they say the decision to withdraw from northern Syria was a gift to Russia…

Mysterious traders may have made $3.5 billion off stock bets timed to Trump's trade-war comments, Vanity Fair finds | Markets Insider

www.businessinsider.com - The trade war has consistently sent markets moving in the past year. And according to a new Vanity Fair report, some traders may have been frontrunning new developments. According to the magazine, so…

As Trump Fumes, GOP Advances Party Goal of Appointing Lifetime Federal Judges

nymag.com - Justin Walker, a 37-year-old associate professor of law at the University of Louisville, has an impressive career for a candidate vying for a tenure-track grad school position, having graduated from …

Vladimir Putin must be laughing out loud at the bungling Donald Trump’s crazy mess in Syria: Pulitzer-prize winning reporter

www.rawstory.com - 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. Vladimir Putin must be smiling – even laughing out loud …

Pentagon: climate change will destroy us

www.theguardian.com - Climate change over the next 20 years could result in a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters.. A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by T…


How to support farmers with your food shopping

www.treehugger.com - Your focus should be on local growers, rather than those overseas. Grist's advice columnist Eve Andrews was asked an interesting question by a reader: "When I buy local, does it hurt farmers in other…


When We Love Our Food So Much That It Goes Extinct

www.npr.org - An engraving dating from the 19th century depicts passenger pigeons, once one of the most common birds in North America but now extinct because of overhunting and deforestation. We humans love food t…


Sea-Level Rise Might Cause Massive Internet Outage That Could Disrupt Modern Life | Earth.Org - Environmental News, Research and Advocacy

earth.org - Imagine that the internet is suspended for days; no email, no social media, no online banking, and no streaming services. Climate change could turn this into a reality. Sea-level rise might cause mas…


Facing unbearable heat, Qatar has begun to air-condition the outdoors

www.washingtonpost.com - 2°C: Beyond the limit Facing unbearable heat, Qatar has begun to air-condition the outdoors By Steven Mufson Steven M


When Medical Debt Collectors Decide Who Gets Arrested

features.propublica.org - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. On th…


Hacking LIDAR: Changing What Autonomous Vehicles See

unicornriot.ninja - Las Vegas, NV – In the near future, automobile manufacturers are expected to begin rolling out autonomous driving vehicles that use Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) lasers to see objects, roads, a…


Science, Sensationalism, and the Lessons of 'Insectageddon'

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


No Inflation? Check Out All The Affluent Renters - DollarCollapse.com

www.dollarcollapse.com - Generally speaking, if you can afford to buy a decent house you do it. Owning is viewed by most people to be both simpler (no worries about your landlord selling a rental out from under you) and a be…


The answer to helping the unbanked exists on every Main Street: the post office

www.fastcompany.com - As profit-chasing banks abandon low-income and rural neighborhoods, nearly 8% of U.S. households are unbanked, and one in five people live in areas that are insufficiently served by banks, aka “under…


How the Interstate Highway System Shaped American Life

undark.org - Afriend of mine recently said that he found it easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism. I thought about this idea a great deal as I was doing research for my book…


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