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Doomstead Diner Daily 12/15
« Reply #510 on: December 15, 2019, 06:02:32 am »

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Senators Have a Choice: Convict Trump or Crown Him

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‘The grand finale’: Inside Trump’s push to rack up political victories as impeachment looms

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Trump Is Trying to Pick His Opponent Just Like Nixon Did

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Lies, Newsweek and Control of the Media Narrative: First-Hand Account

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Supreme Court to Rule on Release of Trump’s Financial Records

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What Kind of House Democrat Would Switch Parties? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com - “Jeff stabbed us in the back, certainly,” said a seething Michael Suleiman, the Atlantic County chairman. “It’s disgusting. It’s a disgrace. Good riddance.” He added, “Maybe he’ll be the new ambassad…

The Wax and Wane of J Street’s Influence Over U.S.-Israel Policy

theintercept.com - Jeremy Ben-Ami has a story he tells about why he started the liberal, pro-Israel group J Street a decade ago. It begins in 1882, when his great-grandparents fled persecution in Russia and emigrated t…

Media Silent as Nobel Prize Winning OPCW Found “Fixing” its Own Findings on Syria

mintpressnews.com - Douma, Syria, April 2018. Dozens of people die in a suspected chemical weapons attack in the eastern suburb of the capital Damascus. The United States and many European countries immediately identify…

Jim Bakker Threatens 'An Explosion' If Trump Impeached

crooksandliars.com - Jim Bakker was in fine fettle over the inevitability of a Trump impeachment Friday, showing his ignorance and his devotion to God Trump on his Friday show, according to Right Wing Watch. In his ignor…

Too Big to Fail: the Epstein Investigation - MintPress News

mintpressnews.com - While the Jeffrey Epstein scandal has largely faded from media coverage in the United States, it has continued to attract attention abroad, particularly in the United Kingdom in connection with Epste…

We Have to Take the Roses Seriously: Talking to Nathan J. Robinson

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Ravenous for Meat, China Faces a Climate Quandary

undark.org - At the center of the table in a modest, high-rise apartment in the teeming city of Shenzhen, China, a simmering pot of soup stock was surrounded by large platters featuring mushrooms, different kinds…

A judge ordered up to 234,000 people to be tossed from the registered voter list in a swing state

washingtonpost.com - (iStock) By Marisa Iati close Marisa Iati General Assignment reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow December 14, 2019 at 7:44 PM EST A Wisconsin judge ordered the state to take as many as 234,000 p…

Turkey renews military pledge to Libya as threat of Mediterranean war grows

theguardian.com - The threat of a military clash in the Mediterranean has drawn nearer following talks in which Turkey has underlined its willingness to send troops to Libya to defend the country’s UN-recognised gover…

Corbyn 'sorry' over Labour's heavy election defeat

bbc.com - Jeremy Corbyn has apologised to Labour supporters over his party's heavy defeat in the general election. Writing in the Sunday Mirror and the Observer, he acknowledged the party's failings in the pol…

5-Year-Old Sells Hot Cocoa, Cookies to Pay Off Over 100 Classmates’ Lunch Debt

themindunleashed.com - (TMU) — A five-year-old student in San Diego is using hot cocoa and fresh cookies to give an elementary lesson in human kindness for the holidays by helping to clear the negative lunch balances of 12…

Alaska’s Coastal Communities Face a Growing Climate Threat

scientificamerican.com - Climate change is threatening dozens of Alaskan towns and villages, according to a new study, and local officials said the findings are another sign that additional funds and research are needed to h…

Gold and Jewels Found on Minoan Island Devoted to the Color Purple

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Former Israeli Spy Details Motive Behind Epstein’s Sexual Blackmail Operation

themindunleashed.com - (MPN) — In recent weeks, renewed attention has been brought to the allegations that Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking and sexual blackmail operation was run on behalf of Israeli…

South Korea is not Willing to Pay 5 Times More for Stationing American Troops | New Eastern Outlook

journal-neo.org - The present relationship between Seoul and Washington is plagued with problems, and recently the amount of money South Korea spends on U.S. military forces stationed in its territory has become the m…

The election in the media: against evasion and lies, good journalism is all we have | Alan Rusbridger

theguardian.com - In his first 1,000 days in office Donald Trump made 13,435 false or misleading claims, according to the good folk at the Washington Post who painstakingly monitor the president’s habit of bending the…

New Film Dark Waters Shines Light on Chemical Pollution History in Ohio River Valley

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The Earth needs multiple methods for removing CO2 from the air to avert worst of climate change

theconversation.com - Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are higher than at any time in human history, and nine of the warmest years have occurred since 2005. Even with the progress made in introducing alt…

Argentina Wants a Fracking Boom. The US Offers a Cautionary Tale | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - By Nick Cunningham, an independent journalist covering the oil and gas industry, climate change and international politics. He has been featured in Oilprice.com, The Fuse, YaleE360 and NACLA. Origina…

What winter solstice rituals tell us about indigenous people

theconversation.com - On the day of winter solstice, many Native American communities will hold religious ceremonies or community events. The winter solstice is the day of the year when the Northern Hemisphere has the few…


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