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Doomstead Diner Daily 2/17
« Reply #630 on: February 17, 2020, 08:51:09 am »

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Of Two Minds - The Fed Has Created a Monster Bubble It Can No Longer Control

oftwominds.com - The Fed must now accept responsibility for what happens in the end-game of the Moral-Hazard Monster Bubble it created. Contrary to popular opinion, the Federal Reserve didn't set out to create a Mons…

Opinion | This is how democracy dies — in full view of a public that couldn’t care less

washingtonpost.com - President Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr (Saul Loeb and Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images) By Max Boot close Max Boot Columnist covering national security Email EmailBio BioF…

DOJ Alumni Statement on the Events Surrounding the Sentencing of Roger Stone

medium.com - We, the undersigned, are alumni of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) who have collectively served both Republican and Democratic administrations. Each of us strongly condemns President Tr…

UK issues severe flood warnings; storm injures 9 in Germany

apnews.com - LONDON (AP) — Britain issued five severe flood alerts on Monday, warning of a danger to life after Storm Dennis dumped weeks worth of rain in some places. It gale-force winds also injured nine people…

Coronavirus: 99 more cases confirmed on cruise ship - live news

theguardian.com - Japan is bracing for the possibility of hundreds of additional cases of the coronavirus onboard the stricken Princess Diamond, after health officials said on Monday that a further 99 people on the sh…

Bloomberg vs. Trump would mean America has already amused itself to death | Will Bunch

inquirer.com - What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would …

Fourteen American cruise ship passengers with coronavirus among those evacuated to the U.S.

washingtonpost.com - Buses with passengers believed to be U.S. citizens drive away from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, operated by Carnival Corp., docked in Yokohama, Japan, on Monday. (Toru Hanai/Bloomberg) By Anna F…

New virus has infected more than 71,000 people globally

apnews.com - A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 71,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the corona…

'I didn't want to take coronavirus to Africa'

bbc.com - When Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, a 21-year-old Cameroonian student living in the Chinese city of Jingzhou, contracted the coronavirus he had no intention of leaving China, even if that were possible. "No …

China may postpone annual congress because of virus

apnews.com - BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it may postpone its annual congress in March, its biggest political meeting of the year, as the military dispatched hundreds more medical workers and extra supplies t…

Arab media accuse US, Israel of coronavirus conspiracy against China

jpost.com - Numerous reports in the Arab press have accused the US and Israel of being behind the creation and spread of the deadly coronavirus as part of an economic and psychological war against China, the Mid…

Coronavirus fears at Heathrow: 'EIGHT planes on lockdown' on runway

dailymail.co.uk - Passengers endured hours of misery at Heathrow Airport this morning when up to eight planes were put on lockdown over coronavirus fears after passengers on board complained of symptoms of the deadly …

German far-right arrests reveal multiple mosque attacks plot

theguardian.com - Members of a German far-right group arrested last week are believed to have been plotting “shocking” large-scale attacks on mosques similar to the ones carried out in New Zealand last year, a governm…

Newsonomics: Six takeaways from McClatchy’s bankruptcy

niemanlab.org - That massive movement within the newspaper industry — equal parts financialization and consolidation — has so far combined the No. 1 and No. 2 chains in the United States (producing New Gannett, whic…

Soviet Sentimentality: Russians' Regret At U.S.S.R.'s Collapse Hits 14-Year High

rferl.org - More Russians regret the breakup of the Soviet Union than at any other time since 2004, an opinion poll shows. In a survey whose results were published on December 19, two-thirds -- or 66 percent -- …

How Corporate Welfare Hurts You

prospect.org - The logo for Boeing appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange You often hear Trump and Republicans in Congress railing against so-called “welfare programs”—by which the…

In 141 years of record-keeping, there has never been a warmer January

cnn.com - Of the 1,681 months of the climate record, only March 2016, February 2016 and December 2015 each had a greater temperature departure from avg than #January 2020: @NOAANCEIclimate https://t.co/Y88Yf1y…

Trump's Reichstag Fire Is Here, And It's Going To Burn For The Next Nine Months

wonkette.com - Yesterday in the Oval Office, the alleged president again congratulated Bill Barr's Justice Department for intervening in the Roger Stone sentencing on his behalf, because the baby thinks it's unfaaa…

nymag.com - Here is one starting point for contemplating a second Trump term: The Ukraine scandal only became a Trump scandal because Ukraine refused to submit to a pair of presidential demands that would have b…

Italian man, 95, resident in UK for 68 years, told to prove it

theguardian.com - A 95-year-old Italian man who has been in the UK for 68 years has been asked to prove he is resident in the country by the Home Office in order to remain after Brexit, despite receiving the state pen…

Autocracy: Rules for Survival

nybooks.com - Andrew Kelly TPX/Reuters “Thank you, my friends. Thank you. Thank you. We have lost. We have lost, and this is the last day of my political career, so I will say what must be said. We are standing at…

Opinion | Democrats, Don’t Wish for Your Own Rogue

nytimes.com - Tim O’Brien, Bloomberg’s senior adviser, appeared on MSNBC on Sunday morning and tried to defend Bloomberg once again over stop-and-frisk, among other things. But, in so doing, he offered a damning a…

Trump budget zeroes out funding for Stars and Stripes, the military's newspaper

news.yahoo.com - The Trump administration pulled funding in its 2021 budget for Stars and Stripes, the U.S. military news organization that has published a daily newspaper continuously since World War II for troops s…

How do you build 600 thousand square feet of hospital in seven days?

treehugger.com - It takes a lot of preparation, prefabrication and people. The Chinese have all of this. It's hard to find much information about Huoshenshan Hospital, the modular marvel that was assembled in Wuhan i…

Ted Cruz once called Trump ‘utterly amoral’ and a ‘sniveling coward.’ Then he worked to save his presidency.

washingtonpost.com - Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) exits the Senate at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 4. (Amanda Voisard for The Washington Post) By Mike DeBonis close Mike DeBonis Congressional reporter covering the House of Represe…

The Strange Quest to Crack the Voynich Code

undark.org - It’s an approximately 600-year-old mystery that continues to stump scholars, cryptographers, physicists, and computer scientists: a roughly 240-page medieval codex written in an indecipherable langua…

Is there a cover-up of coronavirus cases in New York?

robinwestenra.blogspot.com - Watching information coming out is making me worried that there are far more cases than they are letting on. Who are they? Are they only Chinese? Some of this relies on anecdote rather than carefully…


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