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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/1
« Reply #405 on: November 01, 2019, 06:00:33 am »

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“He’s No Mr. Nice Guy”: Impeachment Comes for Trump

newyorker.com - In her speech before the vote, the Speaker said that she hoped Thursday’s resolution and the upcoming public hearings that it authorized would bring “clarity of purpose, the clarity of procedure, a c…

Boris Johnson said this was die in a ditch day. Now it’s proof you can’t trust him | Jonathan Lis

theguardian.com - We know Halloween is overhyped, but it did promise to be genuinely terrifying this year. Jacob Rees-Mogg warned that the Conservative party would cease to exist. Boris Johnson declared that he would …

Massachusetts Sues Exxon Mobil for Deceptive Climate Messaging

theintercept.com - On October 24, Healey became the second state attorney general to file a climate liability lawsuit against Exxon Mobil. The suit is broader than similar litigation in New York, where a trial began la…

Spain offers to host climate summit in Madrid

bbc.com - Just a day after the President of Chile said his country could no longer hold the world's annual climate conference, Spain has offered to host it in Madrid. The critical meeting, called COP25, was du…

Tulsi Gabbard Drops a Big Hint About Running a Spoiler Campaign for Trump

nymag.com - “Hillary Clinton emerged recently to claim, with no basis in fact, that I am being ‘groomed’ by the Russian government to undermine America,” claims Tulsi Gabbard in a Wall Street Journal op-ed today…

Russia tightens control on national internet

bbc.com - A law introducing new controls on the internet has come into force in Russia amid concerns it may be used by the government to silence its critics. In theory, the "sovereign internet" law gives offic…

Facebook challenged over political ad policy

bbc.com - Facebook says it will fact-check ads posted by one political candidate in California, after previously saying it would not do so for politicians. In September, the social network said it would not su…

Trump criticises Johnson's Brexit deal

bbc.com - Donald Trump has criticised Boris Johnson's Brexit deal with the EU, saying it restricts the US's ability to do future trade with the UK. Speaking to LBC, he said that, without the deal, the two coun…

India state denies WhatsApp hack amid outrage

bbc.com - Indian activists and politicians are pointing fingers at the state after WhatsApp revealed Indian journalists and activists were among those targeted with spyware on its platform. WhatsApp has filed …

This wave of global protest is being led by the children of the financial crash

irishtimes.com - “I’m 22 years old, and this is my last letter,” the young man begins. Most of his face is masked with black fabric; only his eyes, tired and steely, are visible below a messy fringe. “I’m worried tha…

America's Goodly Veneer Was a Lie

theatlantic.com - Brown wakes to find himself alone in the woods. But from that day forward, he is never sure whether the demonic sabbath was an evil dream, or whether the placid and pious life of his neighbors is mer…

Trump Pick for Cybersecurity Adviser Rudy Giuliani Couldn’t Unlock Phone: Report

nymag.com - In 2002, with his cultural stock at an all-time high after calmly navigating an American tragedy, Rudy Giuliani leveraged his post-9/11 standing to form a security consulting firm that lent its servi…

World Unprepared for Impact of Climate Change on Mountain Water Supplies-Experts

nytimes.com - "We are woefully underprepared. Our infrastructure was built in the 19th and 20th centuries in the mountains and downstream of the mountains and we don't have that climate any more," said John Pomero…

This Perfect Shitstorm Crystallizes the Climate Crisis We Face

earther.gizmodo.com - On Wednesday, Chile announced it would no longer host an international climate conference despite it being a little more than a month out. The move comes as protests over inequality roil the country.…

Leaked document reveals that Sidewalk Labs' Toronto plans for private taxation, private roads, charter schools, corporate cops and judges, and punishment for people who choose privacy

boingboing.net - Tomorrow, Toronto's City Council will hold a key vote on Sidewalk Labs's plan to privatize much of the city's lakeshore in the name of creating a "smart city" owned by Google's parent company, Alphab…

Insects are going extinct in DROVES, finds new study

dailymail.co.uk - A new survey has revealed that insect species are disappearing in droves - and humans are to blame. Researchers found that approximately one-third has vanished over the past decade and 2,700 are on t…

The ice used to protect them. Now their island is crumbling into the sea.

washingtonpost.com - 2°C: Beyond the limit Ice protected them. Now their island is crumbling into the sea The ice used to protect them. Now their island is crumbling into the sea. By Brady Dennis Brady Dennis Reporter fo…

Insects are going extinct in DROVES, finds new study

dailymail.co.uk - A new survey has revealed that insect species are disappearing in droves - and humans are to blame. Researchers found that approximately one-third has vanished over the past decade and 2,700 are on t…

Australia reality TV star 'extorted' Tinder date

bbc.com - An Australian reality TV show contestant has been arrested for allegedly assaulting her Tinder date and extorting money from him. Suzi Taylor, 49, demanded money after arranging through the dating ap…

Republicans Going All-Out Red Scare in Off-Year Elections

nymag.com - All political campaigns engage in both swing-voter persuasion and base-mobilization efforts, and it’s not news that the latter tends to become more prominent as actual voting grows near, swing voters…

Preparing for Invasive Pests Before They Arrive

undark.org - Last November, a group of scientists and government officials met at the Hotel Himalaya in Kathmandu, Nepal, to attend a workshop focusing on a larval moth called the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugip…

Photo: Bison crossing the Madison

treehugger.com - Our photo of the day comes from Yellowstone National Park. The snow-powdered landscape surrounding the Madison River in Yellowstone is pretty enough, as can be seen in this photo by Sam McMillan. But…


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