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Doomstead Diner Daily 12/4
« Reply #495 on: December 04, 2019, 06:14:59 am »

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House Intelligence Committee Sends Report to Judiciary, Setting Up Impeachment

nymag.com - In the expected party-line vote Tuesday evening, the House Intelligence Committee approved a report to the Judiciary Committee summarizing its findings from closed and public testimony about the pres…

As impeachment inquiry rages at home, Trump unsettles the world stage at NATO

washingtonpost.com - French President Emmanuel Macron meets with President Trump ahead of the NATO summit in London. (Pool/Reuters) By Ashley Parker, close Ashley Parker White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Foll…

Hugely Incriminating Phone Records Suggest Giuliani Is F---ed

vanityfair.com - On Tuesday, House Democrats released the Intelligence Committee’s 300-page impeachment report, which concludes, based on over two months of private and public testimony from career diplomats and othe…

Trump Extorted Ukraine in 2017 and 2018 Before Getting Caught This Year

nymag.com - The House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry report demonstrates in exhaustive detail that President Trump and numerous aides pressured Ukraine to open investigations for Trump’s political …

GOP embraces a debunked Ukraine conspiracy to defend Trump from impeachment

washingtonpost.com - By Robert Costa and close Robert Costa National political reporter covering the White House, Congress and campaigns Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Karoun Demirjian close Karoun Demirjian Congression…

By the Republicans’ Absurd Definition, Boris Johnson Meddled in the 2016 Election

theintercept.com - Still, Cameron opposed a proposal to add Trump’s name to a list of foreign extremists banned from entering the United Kingdom on the grounds that they might incite hatred against members of an ethnic…

Macron says time for Turkey to clarify ambiguous stance on Islamic State

whtc.com - LONDON (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron accused Turkey on Tuesday of working with Islamic State proxies and said Ankara's ambiguity toward the group was detrimental to its NATO allies fig…

Trump Loses Appeal on Deutsche Bank Subpoenas

nytimes.com - The subpoenas, issued in April by the House Financial Services and Intelligence Committees, sought nearly a decade’s worth of tax returns and other financial documents that the banks obtained from Mr…

Trump’s Toadies Should Take Note: Watergate Says Everyone Goes Down

vanityfair.com - For those in Congress, the message was unmistakable. “Nixon loyalists,” Washington Post columnist Joseph Alsop noted in June, “constitute from 30 to 60 percent of the voters who elected every single …

Yes, America is divided. The real story is how, why, and who benefits | Press Watch

presswatchers.org - That the nation under Trump is politically polarized – with Republicans on one side and Democrats on the other – has become a cliché of American political journalism. As it happens, the plurality of …

Harvesting the Blood of America's Poor: The Latest Stage of Capitalism

mintpressnews.com - For much of the world, donating blood is purely an act of solidarity; a civic duty that the healthy perform to aid others in need. The idea of being paid for such an action would be considered bizarr…

William Barr Says Those Who Don’t Show More Respect To Cops May Not Get Police Protection

yahoo.com - U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that if some communities don’t begin showing more respect to law enforcement, then they could potentially not be protected by police officers. The coun…

Meet The Biggest Losers Of The US Shale Bust

zerohedge.com - After a decade of unprecedented growth and seemingly endless investments, the writing is now on the wall: the Great American Shale Boom is slowing down and this could have some grave consequences bot…

Billions in Aid to Yemen is Filling the Coffers of International Aid Agencies

mintpressnews.com - SANA’A, YEMEN — The phenomenon of mercenarism in the impoverished Arab country of Yemen is not limited to the foreign fighters joining the Saudi-led coalition for money, but also includes UN relief o…

Phone call records show frequent contact between Giuliani and White House

washingtonpost.com - The report released by Democrats on Dec. 3 doesn’t say whose phone records were subpoenaed, but the text suggests the committee obtained extensive records of calls by Rudolph W. Giuliani, left, and a…

The Water Wars that Defined the American West Are Heading East

wsj.com - The Water Wars that Defined the American West Are Heading East Urban growth and surge in irrigation fuel fight between Georgia and Florida; soybeans or oysters?

Footage appears to show world leaders joking about Trump at Nato summit

theguardian.com - A video has emerged that appears to show world leaders including Boris Johnson, Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron joking about Donald Trump at the opening of this week’s Nato summit in London. Foota…

Trump’s Toadies Should Take Note: Watergate Says Everyone Goes Down

vanityfair.com - For those in Congress, the message was unmistakable. “Nixon loyalists,” Washington Post columnist Joseph Alsop noted in June, “constitute from 30 to 60 percent of the voters who elected every single …

Global Offshore Corporate Networks Exposed in Massive Data Leak

unicornriot.ninja - LONDON, UK – Hundreds of thousands of documents from inside Formations House, a posh British finance firm located in central London, have been released online tonight. Formations House created thousa…

Are drone swarms the future of aerial warfare?

theguardian.com - As evening fell on Russia’s Khmeimim airbase in western Syria, the first drones appeared. Then more, until 13 were flashing on radars, speeding towards the airbase and a nearby naval facility. The ex…

Of Two Minds - Crunchtime: When Events Outrun Plan B

oftwominds.com - Not only will events outrun Plan B, they'll also outrun Plans C and D. We all know what Plan B is: our pre-planned response to the emergence of risk. Plan B is for risks that can be anticipated, regu…

At 70, is NATO still important? 5 essential reads

theconversation.com - As the NATO summit begins in London on Dec. 3, it brings together leaders of the world’s most powerful military alliance, with 29 members on three continents. Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2019…

Report details how Social Security has become rigged for the wealthy while leaving behind those it was designed to help

intrepidreport.com - The benefits of Social Security, a program designed to help vulnerable and low-income people, have since the 1980s become increasingly skewed toward the wealthy due to demographic shifts and soaring …

Store Employees Get Maced Attempting to Stop Black Friday Shoplifting Suspects

news.yahoo.com - Police in Blaine, Minnesota, have asked for help in identifying two suspected shoplifters who were confronted leaving a store in Northtown Mall on Black Friday. Video released by police shows a store…

EU warns Malta against 'political interference' in slain reporter probe

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A Push to Repeal the Death Penalty Gains Ground Across the Western United States

theintercept.com - It was a snowy, windy, frigid spring day in Cheyenne, and we were freezing, standing on a sidewalk outside the Wyoming


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Filed to: THEY CALL IT GLOBAL WARMING FOR A REASON
« Reply #497 on: December 04, 2019, 09:32:02 pm »



December 3, 2019

By Brian Kahn

SNIPPET (or Quote of the Century, depending on how reality based you are):

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In essence, the climate is unraveling because the world lit a bunch of dead dinosaurs and ancient plant matter on fire. And it prioritized economic growth and tied said growth to said fire. Powerful 🦕🦖 interests 😈 vested in this system have spent the past few decades sowing doubt and pushing for inaction.

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Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

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« Reply #498 on: December 05, 2019, 08:32:50 am »

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Feelings hurt by ‘two-faced’ Trudeau and laughing NATO leaders, trump leaves summit early in a huff

intrepidreport.com - Hours after video surfaced of world leaders appearing to mock him at a cocktail function the night before, President Donald Trump on Wednesday cut short his visit to the 2019 NATO Summit in London wi…

Trump's misconduct a textbook case of impeachable offenses, experts say in hearing

theguardian.com - Impeachment experts testified before the House judiciary committee on Wednesday that Donald Trump’s misconduct offered a textbook case of impeachable offenses as prescribed by the constitution and ap…

Barr’s handpicked prosecutor tells inspector general he can’t back right-wing theory that Russia case was U.S. intelligence setup

washingtonpost.com - Attorney General William P. Barr speaks an event in Washington this week. (Drew Angerer/AFP/Getty Images) By Matt Zapotosky and close Matt Zapotosky National security reporter covering the Justice De…

France crippled by biggest national strike in years

bbc.com - A nationwide strike has severely disrupted schools and public transport across France. Workers are angry at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions. School and transport workers have be…

A look inside Trump’s anti-impeachment spin factory

washingtonpost.com - Tony Sayegh and Pam Bondi are running President Trump’s anti-impeachment spin factory. (Emma Kumer/The Washington Post) By Sarah Ellison close Sarah Ellison Reporter covering media and its intersecti…

Ukrainian neo-Nazis flock to the Hong Kong protest movement

thegrayzone.com - Neo-Nazis from Ukraine have flown to Hong Kong to participate in the anti-Chinese insurgency, which has been widely praised by Western corporate media and portrayed as a peaceful pro-democracy moveme…

Insurance Companies Are Spending Millions on Attack Ads Against Medicare for All

mintpressnews.com - Healthcare corporations are spending millions of dollars on astroturfed attack ads against Medicare for All. The Partnership for America’s Healthcare Future, for example, a coalition of hospitals and…

The mainstreaming of Occupy Wall Street: How rethinking American capitalism became the most important debate of the 2010s

businessinsider.com - The financial crisis and rising inequality have both prompted a branch of left-leaning economists, like Nobel laureate Joe Stiglitz, to push back against the form of free market economics that has re…

The Endgame | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

patreon.com - Never take democracy for granted! This week we discuss the last two weeks of impeachment hearings and the witnesses, among them several immigrant Americans who are experts on the former USSR and know…

Government Deadline of Greek Squat Evictions Draws Near

unicornriot.ninja - Athens, Greece – Greek’s right-wing government has set an ultimatum of December 5 for all squats in Greece to be vacated. The governing New Democracy party continues its targeting of housing squats a…

The Media Yells Cut Whenever Trump Challenges War and Militarism

mintpressnews.com - Donald J. Trump is not an anti-war president, as should hardly be necessary to note. In his first year in office, the State Department sold more than $75 billion worth of arms overseas, easily an all…

Trump's Drug Cartel Terrorism Designation Could Mask a Sinister Agenda

mintpressnews.com - President Donald Trump announced that he will designate Mexican drug cartels as “terrorists”, paving the way for a potentially massive increase in American military involvement directly south of its …

Of Two Minds - Costs Are Spiraling Out of Control

oftwominds.com - And how do we pay for these spiraling out of control costs? By borrowing more, of course. If we had to choose one "big picture" reason why the vast majority of households are losing ground, it would …

Unpacking the Black Box in Artificial Intelligence for Medicine

undark.org - In clinics around the world, a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning is starting to supplement or replace humans in common tasks such as analyzing medical images. Already, at Massachus…

Himalayan glaciers that supply water to a billion people are melting fast

energyskeptic.com - Preface. The Himalayan glaciers that supply water to a billion people are melting fast, already 30% has been lost since 1975. Adding to the crisis are the 400 dams under construction or planned for H…

Why Americans are staying put, instead of moving to a new city or state

theconversation.com - A total of 13.6% of Americans today were born in another country, and most of us are descended from immigrants. This story of migration also includes moving within the country. Over the last 200 year…

Poor toilet hygiene spreads more E.coli than raw meat

treehugger.com - In other words, always wash your hands when you're done in the bathroom. If you had to skip washing your hands after going to the bathroom or handling raw chicken, what would you choose? I fear that …

Currency manipulation and why Trump is picking on Brazil and Argentina

theconversation.com - President Donald Trump slapped new tariffs on Brazil and Argentina after accusing them of manipulating their currencies to boost exports. It wasn’t the first time Trump has labeled another country a …

The Legal Debate About Impeachment Is Over

theatlantic.com - Read more: The Democrats’ missed opportunity on impeachment But the Republicans’ legal expert brought a surprise, if one that received too little attention. Jonathan Turley submitted an extensive wri…

Coal

climatenewsnetwork.net - Empires were once built on it, but coal is now too hot for many former backers as more insurers withdraw. LONDON, 5 December, 2019 − It’s rapidly running out of friends in the financial world: coal i…

What's behind the wave of Middle East protests?

bbc.com - You might remember the uprisings in the Middle East in 2011. As dictators were toppled hundreds of thousands of protesters called for change, for freedom and a new start. Their high hopes came to ver…

What Survives a Drought? - Resilience

resilience.org - The entire east coast of the U.S. is suffering drought conditions this year, and my North Carolina garden had it bad. This growing season started with a spring flood that hit the hundred year line. I…

Pentagon denies US mulling 14,000 more troops for Middle East | Iran News

aljazeera.com - The Pentagon has denied a report that the United States was weighing sending up to 14,000 more troops to the Middle East in the face of a perceived threat from Iran. The Wall Street Journal on Wednes…

Woman set on fire on her way to **** case hearing

bbc.com - A 23-year-old alleged **** victim is fighting for her life after she was set on fire while going to court in northern India. The woman was on her way to a hearing in the case she filed against two me…


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Trump's Drug Cartel Terrorism Designation Could Mask a Sinister Agenda
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Trump trying to set up some "Drug cartel" branding demonization excuse to turn our 🦍 Gestapo Jackals loose on the branded group sounds like Nixon's "War on Drugs" trick to pack prisons with (mostly poor American military aged males, with blacks deliberately over-represented) constitutionally legal slave labor.

These fascist bastards never stop trying to recycle tyranny disguised as "law and order reforms". Fascists are different from other types of hellspawn in that fascists always want to make a buck off their cruelty. A careful look at the "law and order" policies of Nixon, Reagan, BOTH Bushes and 🦀 Trump (PLUS Republican legislation that Clinton and Obama happily signed  >:(), exposes this 'profit from cruelty over the targeted group/cohort' morally bankrupt modus operandi. It is what the ideology of ethics free exploition (i.e. CAPITALISM) has ALWAYS been ALL ABOUT, despite all the sophistic legerdemain spewed out there to make this despicable world view seem like and "evolutionary advantage". In reality, this "greed + cruelty for profit equals survival of the fittest" ideology is an evolutionary DEAD END!

As the public outrage against Wall Street backed 🦀 Trumpian fascist impoverishment of the masses through government sponsored fraud grows , so will Wall Street backed fascist efforts to silence them through 👹🎩 oligarchic profit enhancing cruel repression.

     



Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

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Overpopulation Caused Pollution Equals Biosphere DOOM! 😱

Agelbert NOTE: I agree with Kevin Sandbloom 👍, the Black Bear News guy, who has mixed feelings about the article he reads. The article is a good rant that makes several irrefutable points about our present DOOM trajectory. The issue that never seems to be brought up in these rants is what do you do about a battle ship or an aircraft carrier or a Trump Tower or a cruise ship (etc. you get the idea) that pollute, individually, every single day, even without counting the pollution cost involved in building them, more than several million poor, or even middle class, humans in the USA or ChinaFrugal lifestyles that require recycling just about everything are lamentably resisted by most people, but 90% of humans simply are not in the same mega-polluting class as the top 10%, who habitually pollute on Capitalist Bling "principle"!

Of course low to ZERO carbon footprints should be the LAW all over planet Earth. I just do not see that happening until there are no more natural "resources" out there availble for privileged humans to trash for profit. It is quite obvious to anyone paying attention that Homo sap is, barring a massive attitude change by those running this freak show, toast.   


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Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

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« Reply #501 on: December 06, 2019, 09:03:55 am »

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Warren and Biden lose ground, Sanders moves ahead in California's shifting 2020 Democratic race

latimes.com - The Democratic presidential contest in California remains extremely fluid — but not enough, at least so far, to provide an opening for Michael Bloomberg, who entered the race two weeks ago and was ba…

Phone logs in impeachment report renew concern about security of Trump communications

washingtonpost.com - President Trump on the phone in the Oval Office. (Alex Brandon/AP) By Paul Sonne, close Paul Sonne National security reporter focusing on the U.S. military Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Josh Dawsey…

Analysis | The murder story involving the ‘Ukrainian Putin,' who just met with Rudy Giuliani

washingtonpost.com - In this handout photo provided by Adriy Derkach's press office, Rudolph W. Giuliani, an attorney for President Trump, left, meets with Ukrainian lawmaker Adriy Derkach in Kyiv. (AP) By Aaron Blake cl…

France faces more disruption as strike continues

bbc.com - A strike over planned pension reforms that paralysed France on Thursday has entered its second day. Several unions, including rail and metro workers, voted to extend the strike action, meaning anothe…

French unions count on mass protests to force pensions U-turn

uk.news.yahoo.com - A national strike by French transport workers has brought the country to a virtual standstill. All seven unions are united against Emmanuel Macron's pension reform programme and predict the biggest d…

Inside the Cell Where a Sick 16-Year-Old Boy Died in Border Patrol Care — ProPublica

propublica.org - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, a 16-year-old Guatemalan …

Attorney General Issues Veiled Threat to Communities That Protest Police Brutality. You Know Which 'Communities' He's Talking About

theroot.com - A roomful of potential rogue cops and prosecutors breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday after the chief law enforcement officer in America issued a thinly veiled threat to black communities, hinting that…

Ron DeSantis had more meetings with Lev Parnas than originally thought

floridapolitics.com - Gov. Ron DeSantis met with one of the Ukrainian-Americans arrested last month amid allegations of scheming to violate campaign finance laws. Lev Parnas met with DeSantis at least six times, according…

Jeffrey Epstein and Why Paranoia Makes Sense

vanityfair.com - The news last week that Prince Andrew had been taken off all royal duties will hit hardest for those who can imagine what those duties might have been, or remember which royal Andrew was. (Okay, we k…

Perspective | Wall-to-wall impeachment coverage is not changing any minds. Here’s how journalists can reach the undecided.

washingtonpost.com - President Trump walks to board Marine One on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Margaret Sullivan close Margaret Sullivan Media columnist Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Media columnist …

Ken Starr says Pelosi engaging in 'abuse of power' and Senate may have to dismiss impeachment case

foxnews.com - Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr expresses shock after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces Democrats will proceed with articles of impeachment against President Trump. Congressional Democrats ha…

Nutrition Science Is Broken. This New Egg Study Shows Why.

undark.org - It’s been a tortuous path for the humble egg. For much of our history, it was a staple of the American breakfast — as in, bacon and eggs. Then, starting in the late 1970s and early 1980s, it began to…

The Untold Story Of The Trump-Ukraine ‘Scandal’: The Routine Corruption Of US Foreign Policy

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: Left to right: Kerry, post-coup president Petro Poroshenko, Pyatt and Nuland, June 2014. (State Dept.) The most crucial aspects of the Trump-Ukraine “scandal,” which has led to impeachme…

Australia fires: five blazes merge north of Sydney as conditions forecast to worsen

theguardian.com - Five fires burning to the north of Sydney joined up into one huge conflagration on Friday, with out-of-control blazes threatening homes and lives. On a day that brought choking smog to Sydney, the pr…

Extinction Rebellion Has a Politics Problem | Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - This past Sunday, I woke up to an email announcing that the rebellion was about to begin. “Fellow rebels!” the message began, informing me that in just a few hours Extinction Rebellion activists from…

'This place used to be green': the brutal impact of oil in the Niger Delta

theguardian.com - Almost every day, Udengs Eradiri is informed of another oil spill in Bayelsa state, in the Niger Delta. Most of the time, little or nothing is done to clean up the mess, says Eradiri, the state’s com…

Trump Warms to Idea of a Long Impeachment Show Trial

nymag.com - During initial intra-Republican discussions of a possible Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump, the president reportedly favored quick disposal of articles of impeachment by an immediate motion-t…

R. Kelly charged with bribing official to marry 15-year-old Aaliyah

detroitnews.com - Chicago – Embattled R&B star R. Kelly bribed an Illinois official to get a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he secretly married 15-year-old singer Aaliyah in 1994, federal prosecutors in Ne…

Prince Philip and Prince Charles Reportedly Told Prince Andrew His Royal Career Is Over

vanityfair.com - In 2017, Prince Philip announced his retirement from his official royal duties a month before his 96th birthday. Since then he has largely stayed out of the public eye and the headlines, with the maj…

Betraying the Constitution: Who will protect us from an unpatriotic Patriot Act?

intrepidreport.com - “It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”—Thomas Paine “It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”—Thomas Paine W…

‘What cruelty looks like’: Trump finalizes plan to strip food aid from 750,000 low-income people by 2020

intrepidreport.com - The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it has finalized a plan to tighten punitive work requirements for food stamp recipients, a move that would strip nutrition assistance from an estimat…

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Trump's "Economic Terrorism" Directed against Venezuela and Bolivia - Global Research

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Bolivia's New Right-Wing Gov't Targets Foreigners With “Anti-Terror” Death Squads

mintpressnews.com - Bolivia’s new Interior Minister Arturo Murillo has unveiled a new battalion of heavily militarized, black-clad “anti-terror” police aimed at neutralizing what the government claims are foreign groups…

PG&E reaches $13.5 billion settlement with California wildfire victims

washingtonpost.com - Kevin Ciotta looks over the burned-out community center at the Butte Creek Mobile Home Park in Chico, Calif., on Nov. 26, 2018. (Mason Trinca/For The Washington Post) By Derek Hawkins close Derek Haw…

Of Two Minds - Suppressing Dissent Guarantees Disorder and Collapse

oftwominds.com - The frantic efforts of am exploitive elite to eliminate dissent only accelerates the regime's path to collapse. Regimes that are losing public support always make the same mistake: rather than fix th…

Faux Generosity: How Bill Gates Bought His Power and Influence

mintpressnews.com - Last month Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates surpassed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to once again become the world’s richest individual, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Buoyed by an enormous 48…

Epstein Was A Mossad Agent Used To Blackmail American Politicians, Former Israeli Spy Claims

zerohedge.com - Jeffrey Epstein was a Mossad asset who was used by Israeli intelligence to blackmail American politicians, according to a former Israeli spy. Ari Ben-Menashe, a former Israeli spy and alleged “handle…

95,000 Words, Many of Them Ominous, From Donald Trump’s Tongue

nytimes.com - The specter of violence looms over much of his speech, which is infused with words like kill, destroy and fight. For a man who speaks off the cuff, he always remembers to bring up the Islamic State’s…

Letter to Congress from Legal Scholars

medium.com - We, the undersigned legal scholars, have concluded that President Trump engaged in impeachable conduct. We do not reach this conclusion lightly. The Founders did not make impeachment available for di…

Mega blaze near Sydney 'too big to put out'

bbc.com - A "mega blaze" raging across a 60km (37 mile) front north-west of Sydney cannot currently be put out, Australian fire officials have warned. The fire across almost 300,000 hectares (1,150 sq m) is ju…

Nobel Winner Peter Handke Compared My Questions About Genocide in Bosnia to a “Calligraphy of ****

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Study Reveals How UK Intelligence Works with Media to Smear Jeremy Corbyn

mintpressnews.com - The United Kingdom goes to the polls December 12 in a pivotal vote that will decide the future of the country. Like in 2017, the Labour Party, under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, is surging toward…

Germ Warfare Lab: The Army Quietly Re-Opens It. | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Research at a secretive Army germ warfare lab about 50 miles from Washington, D.C. that works with tularemia, which spreads more easily than anthrax, has been partially restarted after a federal insp…

Season's Beatings: Woman Attacked Boyfriend With Artificial Christmas Tree, Cops Charge

thesmokinggun.com - During an argument yesterday morning, a Florida Woman took apart her family's artificial Christmas tree and proceeded to strike her longtime boyfriend with three sections of the fake fir, according t…

Media Silent as Bolivia's Coup Gov't Massacres Indigenous Protesters

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Mega blaze near Sydney 'too 🔥 big to put out'
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Sidney is toast. I did a Google flyover north of Sidney where the 8 fires joined to make the MEGA Fire. There are mansions all over the place bordering the forest areas. If this doesn't make the Australians smell the Catastrophic Climate Change coffee, I do not know what will.

As far back as 40 years ago, Jacques Cousteau warned us that the oceans were dying. TPTB did not listen to the biosphere degradation facts, as usual. >:(



The Epstein Israeli Honey Trap MO facts of life has been a sort of open secret to those of us that studied the matter ever since Mr. Epstein was first exposed. If you look at the members of the Law Firm that defended him over the past decade or so, and how "amazingly" ;) successful they have been in the courts of New York (weekend passes for a sexual predator, "conjugal" ;) visits in jail, by different women, etc.), you see other Israel firsters like Dershowitz (a "Constitutional Scholar" who makes up continuously to defend 🦀 Trump) doing what they despicably do to cover the real purpose of Mossad activity in the USA.

Anyone with critical thinking skills can see that the standing ovation Mr. Netanyahu got in our U.S. Congress some years ago evidences the pernicious effect the Israel "Lobby" has had for several decades (at least!) on the career of U.S. politicians that dare to criticize Israeli fascist murder and mayem, from the 1967 attack on the Liberty to the ruthless land theft mixed with targeted killings and bombings of the Palestinians. This is NOT about American Jews writing op-eds that damage politician futures; this is evidence of a BLACKMAIL MODUS OPERANDI to keep that U.S. money flowing to Israel.

Anyone that thinks Epstein is the only perverted tool the Mossad has in the USA is in La La Land. Anyone that thinks that the power of the Israel "Lobby" in the USA is based mainly on pro-Israel K Street think tank activities involving political campaign hit pieces against those they want out of politics is also in la la land. That's just the excuse they use to crow about their political power. Without the honey trap MO, they would NEVER have gotten away with coercing our politicians to keep voting to approve multi-billion dollar handouts to Israel annually, while studiously looking the other way when Israeli fascists commit still another in a LONG series of war crimes against the Palestinians.

All that said, while the corrupting influence on the U.S. Government of the Mossad with their Honey Traps is significant; it is a relatively small subset of the Profit Over People and Planet Capitalist Ideology that is destroying absolutely everything of material and spiritual value in our country and our leadership.

Senator Bernie Sanders is Jewish. Yet this man, who represents the decidedly LAST CHANCE we (and probably our entire species) HAVE to act, as responsible stewards of God's creation (a tenet intrinsic to JEWISH LAW), with COMMON F'N SENSE, will be mercilessly attacked by the Israel 'Lobby". Yet, no one will dare admit that these attacks on Bernie Sanders by the (fascist atheist) Israel firsters are, by Torah defintion, as ANTI-SEMITIC as you can get. >:(

Senator Sanders, whether he believes in God or not, wants to do what God has always commanded that we all do for each other and the biospshere around us. Those bastards who oppose Bernie Sanders for POTUS, who hypocritically label themselves as "Jews" or "Christians", do not. The remaining Capitalist 1% ELITE SCUM OF THE EARTH are, of course, consistent enemies of God's Will. They are THE overwhelming reason things are FUBAR today. 

 
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Anyone with critical thinking skills can see that the standing ovation Mr. Netanyahu got in our U.S. Congress some years ago evidences the pernicious effect the Israel "Lobby" has had for several decades (at least!) on the career of U.S. politicians that dare to criticize Israeli fascist murder and mayem, from the 1967 attack on the Liberty to the ruthless land theft mixed with targeted killings and bombings of the Palestinians. This is NOT about American Jews writing op-eds that damage politician futures; this is evidence of a BLACKMAIL MODUS OPERANDI to keep that U.S. money flowing to Israel.

Anyone that thinks Epstein is the only perverted tool the Mossad has in the USA is in La La Land. Anyone that thinks that the power of the Israel "Lobby" in the USA is based mainly on pro-Israel K Street think tank activities involving political campaign hit pieces against those they want out of politics is also in la la land. That's just the excuse they use to crow about their political power. Without the honey trap MO, they would NEVER have gotten away with coercing our politicians to keep voting to approve multi-billion dollar handouts to Israel annually, while studiously looking the other way when Israeli fascists commit still another in a LONG series of war crimes against the Palestinians.

No truer words written in this space.

And as you look to how Congressional republicans have adopted the Putin line, it seems evident that Russia is using Mossad time-tested techniques. As Exhibit A look no further tan the metamorphosis of Lyndsay Graham, who should wipe the trump off her face before her next public appearance.

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The Anti-Democracy Decade
« Reply #506 on: December 08, 2019, 02:13:14 pm »

Anyone with critical thinking skills can see that the standing ovation Mr. Netanyahu got in our U.S. Congress some years ago evidences the pernicious effect the Israel "Lobby" has had for several decades (at least!) on the career of U.S. politicians that dare to criticize Israeli fascist murder and mayem, from the 1967 attack on the Liberty to the ruthless land theft mixed with targeted killings and bombings of the Palestinians. This is NOT about American Jews writing op-eds that damage politician futures; this is evidence of a BLACKMAIL MODUS OPERANDI to keep that U.S. money flowing to Israel.

Anyone that thinks Epstein is the only perverted tool the Mossad has in the USA is in La La Land. Anyone that thinks that the power of the Israel "Lobby" in the USA is based mainly on pro-Israel K Street think tank activities involving political campaign hit pieces against those they want out of politics is also in la la land. That's just the excuse they use to crow about their political power. Without the honey trap MO, they would NEVER have gotten away with coercing our politicians to keep voting to approve multi-billion dollar handouts to Israel annually, while studiously looking the other way when Israeli fascists commit still another in a LONG series of war crimes against the Palestinians.


No truer words written in this space.

And as you look to how Congressional republicans have adopted the Putin line, it seems evident that Russia is using Mossad time-tested techniques. As Exhibit A look no further than the metamorphosis of Lyndsay Graham, who should wipe the trump off her face before her next public appearance.


Thank you for the compliment and your added words of wisdom. You are right. Robert Reich just sent out a letter that inderscores what you just said:




December 8, 2019

Dear Anthony,

We’re coming to the end of what might be called the anti-democracy decade. It began on 21 January 2010 with the Supreme Court’s shameful decision in Citizens United vs Federal Election Commission, opening the floodgates to big money in politics with the absurd claim that the first amendment protects corporate speech.

It ends with Donald Trump in the White House, filling his administration with corporate shills and inviting foreign powers to interfere in American elections.

Trump is the consequence rather than the cause of the anti-democratic decade. By the 2016 election, the richest 100th of 1% of Americans – 24,949 very wealthy people – accounted for a record-breaking 40% of all campaign contributions. >:(

Big corporations and the super-wealthy lavished their donations on the Republican party because Republicans promised them a giant tax cut. As Lindsey Graham warned his colleagues, “financial contributions will stop” if the GOP didn’t come through.

The investments paid off big. Groups supported by Charles and the late David Koch spent more than $20 million promoting the tax cut, which will save them and their heirs between $1 billion and $1.4 billion every year.

The tax cut has contributed to record corporate profits but almost nothing has trickled down. Companies have spent most of their extra cash on stock buybacks and dividends. This has given the stock market a sugar high but left little for average workers.

Such workers have been shafted. Despite the longest economic expansion in modern history, real wages have barely risen. The share of corporate profits going to workers still isn’t back to where it was before the 2008 financial crisis. Never in the history of economic data have corporate profits outgrown employee compensation so clearly and for so long.

The so-called “free market” has been taken over by crony capitalism, corporate bailouts and corporate welfare.

Meanwhile, confidence in political institutions has plummeted. In 1964, just 29% of Americans believed government was “run by a few big interests looking out for themselves." By 2013, 79% believed it. In Rasmussen polls in autumn 2014, 63% thought most members of Congress were willing to sell their vote for either cash or a campaign contribution and 59% thought it likely their representative already had.

Enter Trump.

“Big business, elite media and major donors are lining up behind the campaign of my opponent because they know she will keep our rigged system in place,” he charged at the Republican convention in 2016.

He then rode the rigging all the way into the Oval Office. A second Trump term could make the anti-democracy decade a mere prelude to the wholesale destruction of American democracy.

Thanks for reading,

Robert Reich

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Good to see Max Blumenthal 👍 beat the rap.
« Reply #508 on: December 09, 2019, 03:10:32 pm »
Good to see Max Blumenthal 👍 beat the (trumped up) rap. I hope he has not been intimidated by these gestapo tactics into not publishing hard hitting truths, as he regularly did before his prosecution. The 🦍 gooberment is an old hand at indirectly silencing people by hounding them through the courts. 😠
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The times, they are tragic 😟
« Reply #509 on: December 09, 2019, 06:35:48 pm »

The times, they are tragic 😟

Dec 9, 2019

Today is the day that you can officially say the United States has become a Banana Republic. When the president says and is supported by his lackeys like Jordan, Meadows and Rand Paul, that it is OK to knowingly break a federal law by exposing a whistleblower. Then I believe it is impossible for those people to say they support the Constitution. We are a nation of laws. The whistleblower complaint has been verified under oath by multiple people and is no longer open to questioning the facts. It is deeply disturbing the drafter dodger president continues to slander and demean long serving ambassadors and Purple Heart awarded soldiers with no push back from veterans. Inexcusable!

Two of the president’s closest supporters have been proven to lie. Three people have now testified that they told Pompeo that the lady ambassador was being forced out, and he still said with a straight face he did not know about it. The “acting secretary of state,” Ruday Giuliani, has been revealed to have been paid more than $500,000 by a Ukrainian company for advice. He said that is OK, but not OK for Biden’s son? Beyond belief!

When the right complains about the process, they fail to acknowledge that this is the exact same process Trey Gowdy used in the Benghazi hearings and has been validated by a federal judge. I ask why a House Republican who complains as to being shut out did not attend the hearing nor read the transcripts?

Another EPA change allowing more pollution from coal waste appears ready to happen. Air and water standards worsened in 2017 and 2018, dropping the USA into the mid 20s in rankings. 2019 may be the same. What a world we are leaving for our kids and grandkids.

Is McConnell no longer the leader of the Senate and just a messenger boy? There are more than 75 House passed bills he refuses to bring to the floor. Does he just take them to the White House and if told no by the president, trash them?

Jerry Daniels 

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