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Doomstead Diner Daily 10/24
« Reply #375 on: October 24, 2019, 06:02:04 am »

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Trump Wanted Ukraine’s President to Smear Biden on CNN

theintercept.com - Before agreeing to release nearly $400 million in military assistance to Ukraine, President Donald Trump extorted a promise from his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, to appear on American t…

Impeachment deposition delayed after Republicans storm proceedings

www.politico.com - According to people familiar with the matter, some Republican lawmakers brought their cellphones into the secure area — a significant violation of House rules. Another person said the room had to be …

House Democrats look to take impeachment probe public as soon as mid-November

www.washingtonpost.com - Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and other House Republicans criticize the impeachment proceedings at a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) By Rachael Bade and close R…

In court hearing, Trump lawyer argues a sitting president would be immune from prosecution even if he were to shoot someone

www.washingtonpost.com - By Ann E. Marimow and close Ann E. Marimow Reporter covering legal affairs Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Jonathan O'Connell close Jonathan O'Connell Reporter covering economic development with a fo…

Ocasio-Cortez stumps Zuckerberg with questions on far right and Cambridge Analytica

www.theguardian.com - Mark Zuckerberg faced a grueling examination from the Democratic lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday, with questions over the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Facebook’s reluctance to polic…

Judge orders State Department to release documents on Trump dealings with Ukraine

thehill.com - The State Department must begin turning over documents related to the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine within 30 days, a judge ruled Wednesday. American Oversight, an ethics watchdog orga…

Warren Wants to Rein in Charters, End Vouchers for Private Schools

theintercept.com - Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a wide-ranging education plan Monday, pledging to invest hundreds of billions of dollars into public schools if she wins the presidency, paid in part through her propos…

Omnicidal Tendencies: The Nuclear Presidency of Donald Trump

theintercept.com - Trump now controls all U.S. nukes and seven activists who protested this threat are now facing decades in prison. This week on Intercepted: Legendary peace activist Liz McAlister has spent her entire…

lawandcrime.com - Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Tuesday attempted to defend President Donald Trump against the onslaught of increasingly inculpatory evidence emerging from Democrats’ impeachm…

Identity Evropa, Rebranded: Six Months Later

unicornriot.ninja - Harper’s Ferry, WV – Identity Evropa, the alt-right neo-nazi group behind the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, renamed itself the American Identity Movement earlier this year. Now, more than…

Of Two Minds - The Unraveling Quickens

www.oftwominds.com - Even if we don't measure the erosion of intangible capital, the social and political consequences of this impoverishment are manifesting in all sorts of ways. The central thesis of my new book Will Y…

Trump administratio

www.washingtonpost.com - President Trump listens as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks to the press during a Sept. 25 meeting in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)…

The Pro-War Assumptions In Your Newspaper | Current Affairs

www.currentaffairs.org - If you want to know why America’s giant military apparatus seems never to shrink and our wars never seem to end, you’ll find a big clue on the front page of yesterday’s New York Times. A “news analys…

As the World’s Garbage Piles Up, Controversy Over Waste-to-Energy Continues

undark.org - VIEWPOINTS: Partner content, op-eds, and Undark editorials. Facing streets choked with trash, the Indian city of Bengaluru is considering constructing five plants that will burn garbage to produce en…

As Droughts Spread Across India, So Does Water Budgeting

undark.org - Every year many of the inhabitants of Jalna, a semi-arid district in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, are forced to buy drinking water as their wells dry up through the burning summers. This …

Superyachts and private jets: spending of corrupt super-rich revealed

www.theguardian.com - The multimillion pound spending habits of corrupt members of the global super-rich – including 421 luxury homes, three superyachts, seven private jets as well as elite private school fees and even ho…

Amazon rainforest 'close to irreversible tipping point'

www.theguardian.com - Soaring deforestation coupled with the destructive policies of Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, could push the Amazon rainforest dangerously to an irreversible “tipping point” within two…

Climate Change is Making El Niños More Intense, Study Finds

e360.yale.edu - Climate change is increasing the frequency of extreme El Niño events, leading to intensifying droughts, worsening floods, and shifting hurricane patterns, according to a new study

Climate change may see one in four US steel bridges collapse by 2040

www.newscientist.com - MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Global warming could contribute to the failure of one in four steel bridges in the US over the next two decades. Bridges in the US and other high-income countries are…

Turkish Colonel Exposes it All- From Syria War to Plans for New ISIS Terror Attacks in EU

www.newsbud.com - Colonel Osman Basibuyuk puts it all out - from the real reasons, interests and actors behind the Syria war, to highly-probable ISIS False-Flag suicide attacks in Europe that are being concocted by “c…

Counting Deaths in Haiti’s Displacement Camps as “Progress”

theintercept.com - Since Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake in 2010, an estimated 59,000 Haitians have been granted Temporary Protected Status, which allows the nationals of countries designated unsafe due to…

Renata Ávila: "The Internet of creation disappeared. Now we have the Internet of surveillance and control” | CCCB LAB

lab.cccb.org - Three decades ago, the Internet promised to be a democratising place to be turned to in the flight from the inequalities of the analogue world. It was presented to us a field in which to find freedom…

Google Is Coming for Your Face

www.thenation.com - Joy Buolamwini stands for a portrait behind a while mask. A facial recognition researcher, Buolamwini has uncovered racial and gender bias in facial analysis tools. (AP Photo / Steven Senne) You will…

Algorithms Are Designed to Addict Us, and the Consequences Go Beyond Wasted Time

singularityhub.com - Goethe’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a classic example of many stories in a similar theme. The young apprentice enchants a broom to mop the floor, avoiding some work in the process. But the enchantm…

Assange in Court - Craig Murray

www.craigmurray.org.uk - I was deeply shaken while witnessing yesterday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal tea…


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The Doomstead Diner is a hub for discussion and information pertaining to the ongoing Economic Collapse of the Industrial Economy. The Diner is the result of many years of discussion and debate on many other forums. At Doomstead Diner, our goal is to collate much of the information we can to assist in planning for the world to come.

 

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