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Doomstead Diner Daily 2/16
« Reply #630 on: February 16, 2020, 07:49:31 am »

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  • ‘This Is an Apocalyptic Future That We’re Facing’

    fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed EnviroVideo’s Karl Grossman about the weaponization of space for the February 7, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: Gen. Joh…

    UK hit by hurricane-force winds, 'life-threatening' floods

    apnews.com - Storm Dennis roared across Britain on Sunday, lashing towns and cities with high winds and dumping so much rain that authorities urged residents to protect themselves from “life-threatening floods” i…

    Those Who Forget History

    stonekettle.com - Whenever I mention certain subjects, people shout at me to read the Constitution. …The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America… …The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen unite…

    Inside Mike Bloomberg’s years-long battle against women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments

    washingtonpost.com - Politics Mike Bloomberg for years has battled women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments Bloomberg LP chief executive Mike Bloomberg in 1998. Multiple lawsuits have been filed over the years all…

    Bloomberg reportedly considering Hillary Clinton as his running mate

    nypost.com - Mike Bloomberg could team up with Hillary Clinton to try to take down President Trump in November — by making her his running mate. Bloomberg’s internal polling found the combo “would be a formidable…

    Foreign-Funded Dark-Money Groups Lobby IRS to Repeal Remaining Reporting Requirements

    theintercept.com - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business lobby organization in the world, spent over $10 million to influence the last 2018 midterm election cycle using its general fund. The group, which h…

    New virus has infected more than 69,000 people globally

    apnews.com - A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 69,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the corona…

    Why the coronavirus outbreak might be much bigger than we know

    vox.com - In a remarkably calm and candid tone, Singapore’s prime minister acknowledged something difficult: The new coronavirus disease, Covid-19, was likely spreading in his country, even among people who ha…

    Fears mount over new coronavirus case in Westerdam cruise ship thought to be infection free

    washingtonpost.com - The cruise ship MS Westerdam at dock in the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Tostevin (Matthew Tostevin/Reuters) By Gerry Shih close Gerry Shih China Corre…

    Scientists say the pangolin endangered by Chinese smuggling may have passed the coronavirus to humans

    qz.com - Before now news stories about pangolins, endangered ant-eating scaly mammals found in West and Central Africa and Asia, have focused on how China’s insatiable thirst for their meat and scales has led…

    From clothes to condoms: Coronavirus is threatening global consumption in ways you never knew were possible

    rt.com - Plummeting iPhone production and a lack of new cars rolling off the assembly line dominated early discussion of coronavirus-induced shortages. But the epidemic currently sweeping China and making det…

    Economist Suggests Infecting A Ton Of People With Coronavirus In Order To Help People With Coronavirus

    wonkette.com - If there is anything I very much dislike, it is people going around being named Robyn or Robin and being terrible. It's just rude. Most of us are lovely people. We steal from the rich, we give to the…

    Accreditation: This SD college apparently has no students or faculty

    usatoday.com - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Reagan National University was supposed to be a place of higher learning in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. But it was unclear how it awarded degrees. By all appearances, at present it…

    ‘This may be the last piece I write’: prominent Xi critic has internet cut after house arrest

    theguardian.com - The Chinese professor Xu Zhangrun, who published a rare public critique of President Xi Jinping over China’s coronavirus crisis, was placed under house arrest for days, barred from social media and i…

    TV Executives Celebrate Bloomberg’s Unprecedented Spending Spree

    theintercept.com - Bloomberg, the ninth wealthiest person in the world, with a fortune estimated at almost $62 billion, has upended the Democratic presidential primary with an infusion of cash that has smashed through …

    Spring has arrived weeks early in the South. Flowers are blooming, and that could be a problem.

    washingtonpost.com - Where spring leaves are emerging. (National Phenology Network) By Jason Samenow Jason Samenow Editor and writer covering weather and climate Email Bio Follow February 13 Thanks to an abnormally warm …

    Poetic Justice Coming For The 1% - DollarCollapse.com

    dollarcollapse.com - To understand just how grim the coming decade is likely to be for the world’s super-rich, let’s start with three premises: 1) Capitalist democracy — defined as free individuals managing their own pro…

    Black Swim Team Member Suing Police for Putting Gun to His Head After Mistaking Him for Suspect and Continuing to Detain Him After Realizing They Were Wrong

    theroot.com - In today’s episode of **** Black People Can’t Do Without Being Harassed and Brutalized we’ll be adding to the list: rest. According to WGN 9, the ACLU of Illinois filed a federal lawsuit against six …

    Speeding Sea Level Rise Threatens Nuclear Plants

    ecowatch.com - The latest science shows how the pace of sea level rise is speeding up, fueling fears that not only millions of homes will be under threat, but that vulnerable installations like docks and power plan…

    "Grim Reaper" Mitch McConnell admits there are 395 House bills sitting in the Senate: "We're not going to pass those"

    newsweek.com - During a television interview, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that 395 bills sitting in the Senate are not going to be passed. On Fox News Friday, anchor Bret Baier asked McConnell if De…

    Opinion | State-federal task forces are out of control

    washingtonpost.com - James King at 21. At right, after being beaten on July 18, 2014. (James King/Courtesy of) By Radley Balko close Radley Balko Opinion writer focusing on civil liberties, the drug war and the criminal-…

    How the Iowa caucuses came ‘crashing down,’ under the watchful eye of the DNC

    washingtonpost.com - Supporters of Pete Buttigieg wait for results at the Pete for America caucus night watch party at Bell Center at Drake University on Feb. 3 in Des Moines. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) By Isaac …

    Harvey Weinstein faces moment of truth as jury weighs case on Tuesday

    theguardian.com - The jury at Harvey Weinstein’s **** trial in New York will begin deliberations on Tuesday, with the world’s media and the expectations of the #MeToo movement bearing heavily upon them. The five women…

    Why Is William Barr Really Criticizing Donald Trump?

    newyorker.com - In the spring of 2001, historians interviewed William Barr about his tenure as Attorney General in the George H. W. Bush Administration. The multi-hour discussion was conducted by the University of V…

    Florida Man May Refuse Dialysis If He Can't Bring Cardboard Cutout Of Trump With Him For Emotional Support

    wonkette.com - Nelson Gibson of Port St. Lucie, Florida, has to get dialysis three times a week, for three and a half hours. Because his family can't join him, he — like many other dialysis patients — sometimes bri…

    A Call to America’s Lawyers – Lawyers Defending American Democracy

    lawyersdefendingdemocracy.org - Our system of government is crumbling. As citizens and as lawyers, we have a choice: hunker down and hope to ride out the storm, or take action and fight for our democracy. We choose to fight. For th…


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