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« Reply #600 on: January 30, 2020, 06:36:06 am »

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US Announces Three New Bases in Iraq After Iraqis Demand Full Withdrawal

mintpressnews.com - Less than a week after millions of Iraqis took to the streets demanding the U.S. military leave for good, the United States announced that is planning to build three new military bases in Iraq, accor…

Trump legal team advances blanket defense against impeachment

washingtonpost.com - By Erica Werner, close Erica Werner Congressional reporter focusing on economic policy Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Karoun Demirjian and close Karoun Demirjian Congressional reporter focusing on n…

Support for witnesses in Senate trial at 75 percent: poll

thehill.com - A large majority of voters say the Senate should allow witnesses to testify during President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter afte…

Wavering Democrats face pressure as GOP eyes bipartisan vote for Trump acquittal

washingtonpost.com - Reacting to the loud questioning of journalists Wednesday, Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) winces as he heads to the first day of a question-and-answer session during the Senate impeachment trial of Preside…

China virus death toll rises to 170, more than 1,700 new cases

news.yahoo.com - The 38 new deaths marked the biggest single-day jump yet and come as a massive containment effort is under way that has effectively locked down tens of millions of people in Hubei (AFP Photo/Hector R…

Live updates: U.S. plans new evacuation flights as coronavirus cases in China grow by more than 1,000 per day

washingtonpost.com - Workers make protective suits at a factory, as the country is hit by an epidemic of the new coronavirus, in Chaohu, Anhui province, China, Jan. 28, 2020. (China Daily/Reuters) By Simon Denyer and clo…

1st case of coronavirus confirmed in India, student in Kerala state tests positive

rt.com - The patient reportedly caught the virus while studying at Wuhan University. Wuhan, China is the epicenter of the deadly epidemic, which has already claimed an estimated 170 lives. China has experienc…

John Bolton’s Book Is Making Fools of Trump’s Republican Enablers

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newyorker.com - Speaking to reporters after Donald Trump’s lawyers completed their opening arguments in his impeachment trial on Tuesday, Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader, could barely conceal a smile. “I h…

Alan Dershowitz for the Defense: L’État, C’est Trump

newyorker.com - An hour into the Senate trial of Donald John Trump on Wednesday, the emeritus Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz came to the floor to answer a question from a former Harvard law student, Senator T…

Trump border wall between US and Mexico blows over in high winds

theguardian.com - A section of Donald Trump’s much-vaunted border wall between the United States and Mexico has blown over in high winds, US border patrol officers have been reported as saying. The steel panels, more …

Why It Matters How Candidates Respond To Aggression Against Iran ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - On Friday, January 3rd, Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani was assassinated by a Reaper Drone, alongside some 10 others, including high level officials of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, on orders giv…

How the U.S. Is Enlisting Central America in Its Asylum Crackdown

theintercept.com - It was the gunshots that did it. Leonardo had received death threats from a criminal gang extorting money from the little store run out of his family’s home on the eastern outskirts of San Salvador, …

Of Two Minds - Coronavirus and the "Unsinkable" Titanic Analogy

oftwominds.com - Unthinkable doesn't mean unsinkable. As we all know, the "unsinkable" Titanic suffered a glancing collision with an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912. A half-hour after the iceberg had opened si…

Bolivia: Meet the Candidates Taking on the US-Backed Right Wing Gov't

mintpressnews.com - Bolivia’s presidential elections are scheduled to take place on May 3, 2020. The elections will be organized by the ‘transitional’ government of Jeanine Anez who seized power in a U.S.-backed militar…

France: Media Silent as Riot Police Beat up Striking Firefighters

mintpressnews.com - Truncheons rain down on fallen protestors as masked, black-clad riot police brutalize firefighters striking in full uniform, looking distinctly similar to their peers in the police, except that they …

Macron accuses Erdogan of failing 'to keep word' on Libya

news.yahoo.com - Paris (AFP) - French President Emmanuel Macron accused Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan Wednesday of failing "to keep his word" to end meddling in Libya, saying Ankara was sending ships with …

Heartburn Gave My Dad Cancer. What About the Rest of Us?

undark.org - Nearly 20 years ago, my family got together in the Finger Lakes region of New York for Thanksgiving. The last night of our trip, we went out to a local tavern for dinner. I can’t remember if my fathe…

What the Hell Is Vexit?

nymag.com - In a partnership that befits our deeply stupid time, Governor Jim Justice of West Virginia has teamed up with Jerry Falwell Jr., Liberty University president and Florida hotelier, to advance a new pr…

Opinion | What Will You Do When the Culture War Comes for You?

nytimes.com - Journalists who build followings online, in part by being incisive, combative, funny and omnipresent on Twitter, are often hired because of that exposure — because they’re a known quantity. At a larg…

Newly released satellite data reveals the patterns of record warmth in 2019

washingtonpost.com - By Andrew Freedman and Andrew Freedman Editor focusing on extreme weather, climate change, science and the environment. Email Bio Follow John Muyskens John Muyskens Graphics editor specializing in da…

EXCLUSIVE: The cyber attack the UN tried to keep under wraps

thenewhumanitarian.org - The UN did not publicly disclose a major hacking attack into its IT systems in Europe – a decision that potentially put staff, other organisations, and individuals at risk, according to data protecti…

Opinion | Why Will Breitbart Be Included in ‘Facebook News’?

nytimes.com - Growth has always been the end game for Facebook. The company’s onetime internal credo, “Move fast and break things,” was about a need for rapid, sometimes reckless innovation in service of adding mo…

Opinion | Trump’s Digital Advantage Is Freaking Out Democratic Strategists

nytimes.com - Now, political operatives are exploiting commercial techniques to correlate microtargeting data with the identification numbers of cellphones. This allows campaigns to mobilize, persuade and turn out…

Hundreds of Canadian Workers Are Blockading an Oil Refinery Right Now

jacobinmag.com - In one of the most militant job actions Canada has seen in recent memory, workers at the Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina, Saskatchewan — locked out by their employer since December 5 over a contract…

New Finnish study confirms that BMW and Audi owners drive like idiots

treehugger.com - Not only that, they are "argumentative, stubborn, disagreeable and unempathetic." And all men. Whenever I see the most egregious behaviour by drivers, they are often in BMWs, Mercedes or Audis. This …

Lungs damaged by smoking can 'magically' heal – study

theguardian.com - Smokers can turn back time in their lungs by kicking the habit, with healthy cells emerging to replace some of their tobacco-damaged and cancer-prone ones, a study shows. Smokers have long been told …

The U.S. is recycling its big lie about Iraq to target Iran

intrepidreport.com - Sixteen years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, most Americans understand that it was an illegal war based on lies about non-existent “weapons of mass destruction.” But our government is now threateni…

Kushner: Palestinians Have Never Done Anything Right in Their Sad, Pathetic Lives

vanityfair.com - Last June, more than two years after his father-in-law assigned him the task of bringing peace to the Middle East, Jared Kushner held a big kickoff conference in Bahrain to unveil the economic portio…

Trump's Deal of the Century Won't Bring Peace...That Was the Plan - CounterPunch.org

counterpunch.org - Photograph Source: The White House – Public Domain Much of Donald Trump’s long-trailed “deal of the century” came as no surprise. Over the past 18 months, Israeli officials had leaked many of its det…

Trump’s EPA is a huge cancer risk

intrepidreport.com - This January, President Trump claimed credit for new figures from the American Cancer Society showing “the sharpest one-year drop in cancer death rate ever recorded” between 2016 and 2017. The societ…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 1/31
« Reply #601 on: January 31, 2020, 08:43:41 am »

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Senate poised to acquit Trump as witness motion appears doomed

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump's hopes for a speedy acquittal by the Senate received a boost on Thursday as Democrats suffered a setback in their efforts to introduce new witnesses at his …

Democrats to ask Chief Justice Roberts to rule on witnesses amid fading hopes of winning vote

abcnews.go.com - Democrats are increasingly looking to get Chief Justice John Roberts involved in the debate over witnesses in the impeachment trial as Republicans claim they have the votes to block testimony from fo…

US warns against China travel, as virus death toll hits 213

news.yahoo.com - Beijing (AFP) - The United States told its citizens to avoid China after the World Health Organization declared a global coronavirus emergency, as the Chinese death toll rose Friday to 213 and total …

Cuba is Testing Products Against Cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

mintpressnews.com - The Cuban government has announced that it is testing new medical products against a range of chronic illnesses, including cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The Caribbean country has becom…

Corporate Media Are the Real ‘Sanders Attack Machine’

fair.org - As the Iowa caucuses approach, corporate media are beginning to panic. “Running Bernie Sanders Against Trump Would Be an Act of Insanity,” insisted Jonathan Chait in New York magazine (1/28/20). The …

Alan Dershowitz for the Defense: L’État, C’est Trump

newyorker.com - An hour into the Senate trial of Donald John Trump on Wednesday, the emeritus Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz came to the floor to answer a question from a former Harvard law student, Senator T…

To Unravel the Plot Against Marie Yovanovitch, the Senate Needs to Hear From Lev Parnas

theintercept.com - Lev Parnas, the indicted Donald Trump donor who helped Rudy Giuliani press Ukrainian officials to smear the president’s political rivals, arrived in Washington on Wednesday to offer himself as a witn…

The New York Times Endorsement Has Often Been a Boost for the Unendorsed

fair.org - The New York Times’ recent endorsement (1/19/20) of both Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Amy Klobuchar for the Democratic presidential nomination seems to have stirred up as much anger as when Time (1…

No Man Is An Island? ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - Just go with me here: one day, you wake up tied to a bed, in a room you’ve never seen before. You feel woozy, and when you try to speak, the only thing that comes out of your mouth is a series of inc…

Cops: Customer Threatened Stylist During Haircut

thesmokinggun.com - JANUARY 30--As he was getting his hair cut at Great Clips, a North Dakota man warned a stylist that he would kill her if “you don’t make me look beautiful,” according to court records. Police say Mic…

Postal Worker Rented Storage Unit To Hold All The Mail He Failed To Deliver

thesmokinggun.com - A time-strapped United States Postal Service worker who was unable to complete deliveries on his Virginia route rented a $49-a-month storage unit into which he dumped about 5000 pieces of undelivered…

Bellingcat - Truth in a Post-Truth World

ff.hrw.org - “In citizen journalism…trust is generated not by the brand name or the glory of the institution, it’s generated through transparency.“ – Jay Rosen, film subject, Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth Wo…

How do I know if I might have coronavirus? 5 questions answered

theconversation.com - Editor’s note: The new coronavirus, 2019 n-CoV, continues to spread in China, and cases are being diagnosed in many other countries, including the U.S. In some of those countries, including Germany a…

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Learns of Coronavirus Death Toll in China and His First Thought Is It’ll Bring Jobs Back to America!!

theroot.com - Whenever Trump’s Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross thinks about anything, it’s always through a prism of whiteness and opportunity. Learning that a deadly disease is on the verge of causing a pandemic, …

Trump’s border wall, vulnerable to flash floods, needs large storm gates left open for months

washingtonpost.com - Debris is caught against closed floodgates on border fencing Jan. 7 in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Lukeville, Ariz. Such floodgates need to be left open during the summer. (Carolyn Van…

The Universal Law of the Climate Debate: Nobody Ever Change their Minds.

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - "For those unfamiliar with Oreskes, she received a degree in geology and subsequently became a practicing geologist. Later, she returned to Cal Berkley for a PhD in history of science. After this she…

Trump will insist NHS pays more for drugs in trade deal, says ambassador

theguardian.com - Donald Trump will put the interests of corporate America first and demand that the NHS pays higher prices for US drugs in a free-trade deal with the UK, the outgoing British ambassador to Washington …

Militia group raids villages in eastern DRC after army crackdown

theguardian.com - A militia group has launched a series of bloody attacks in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, plunging the country further into instability after months of violence and political tensi…

Change climate policy now to avert oil market crisis, warns thinktank

theguardian.com - The oil industry is at risk of a global market shock that could halve the value of fossil fuel investments if governments delay setting policies to tackle the climate crisis, according to new analysi…

Why We Should Ban Facial Recognition Technology

nymag.com - Of the many unsettling aspects to Clearview AI, a shadowy facial-recognition-software company providing users access to a database of 3 billion photographs scraped from social media and video streami…

Brexit Is Finally Happening on Friday, But the Drama Is Far From Over

nymag.com - Three and a half years after U.K. voters narrowly approved a referendum to quit the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal cleared its last parliamentary hurdles last week and rec…

‘Absolutely horrific’: Trump preparing to roll back restrictions on US military use of landmines

intrepidreport.com - President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to roll back established constraints on the U.S. military’s ability to use landmines overseas despite the weapon

Pipeline or a pipedream: Israel, Turkey hydrocarbon conflict is brewing in the Mediterranean

intrepidreport.com - Massive natural gas discoveries off the eastern coast of Israel and Palestine is slated to make Tel Aviv a regional energy hub. Whether Israel will be able to translate positive indicators of the lar…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 2/1
« Reply #602 on: February 01, 2020, 06:47:43 am »

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As Coronavirus Spreads So Does Anti-Chinese Racism

mintpressnews.com - Facing the worldwide spread of the coronavirus, the World Health Organization declared a global emergency yesterday in response to the outbreak. Up from just 548 on January 22, there are, as of Frida…

US curbs immigration from Nigeria, five other nations

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump on Friday slapped immigration restrictions on citizens of six countries including Nigeria, in addition to the list of nations already targeted by his cont…

Senate set to acquit Trump next week after bid for witnesses in impeachment trial is defeated

washingtonpost.com - Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) speaks to reporters while flanked by Democratic Reps. Zoe Lofgren (Calif.), Hakeem Jefferies (N.Y.), Sylvia Garcia (Tex.), Val Demings (Fla.), and House Judiciary Commi…

Trump Has Sabotaged America’s Coronavirus Response

foreignpolicy.com - When Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared the Wuhan coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern on Thursday, he praised…

Border restrictions intensify as coronavirus takes root around China and straddles globe

washingtonpost.com - A bus waits to transport Bangladeshi nationals evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan to a quarantine center in Dhaka on Saturday. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP via Getty Images) By Simon Denyer close Simon …

Trump Is Terrified Giuliani’s Ukraine Work Will Be Exposed

nymag.com - In May of 2019, President Trump held an Oval Office meeting in which he tried to enlist National Security Adviser John Bolton in his plot to enlist Ukraine to smear his domestic enemies. Trump told B…

The Senate Can Stop Pretending Now

newyorker.com - Just like that, at precisely 11 p.m. on Thursday, minutes after the end of the ninth day of the Senate trial of Donald John Trump, Senator Lamar Alexander ended it. In a statement tweeted out by his …

Rand Paul Outs Alleged Whistleblower to Spite John Roberts

vanityfair.com - Capped Medicaid payments would represent a radical departure in how the 55-year-old program is financed. The federal government has long provided open-ended matching funds to states.... Democrats are…

US Embassy Claims America, Not the Soviet Union, Liberated Auschwitz

mintpressnews.com - The United States Embassy in Denmark has apologized for a statement it made earlier this week that incorrectly claimed that it was American troops that liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration …

Dead on Arrival: Dissecting Trump’s Vision for the Future of Palestine

mintpressnews.com - Now that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has revealed the details of the so-called Deal of the Century, the only appropriate response is a bold, well-defined plan which offers a rea…

Wealthy Gulf States Plan to Spend Big to Coax Syria Away from Iran

mintpressnews.com - Since the dawn of the 2011 Syrian civil war, many aspects of the country’s political culture have been in flux. Yet a single doctrine has remained steadfast throughout that evolution: that Israel is …

‘We’ve pissed mother nature off, big time’: the people coming home after Australia's fires

theguardian.com - Gino McDonald, 61, builder (on left), and Patto McDonald, 56, artist, Upper Brogo Patto We were keeping an eye on the Fires Near Me app. By about lunchtime on New Year’s Eve we’d packed our daughter …

Trump acquittal 'meaningless' without witnesses: top Senate Democrat

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump's expected acquittal in his impeachment trial will be a hollow victory if the trial does not call any witnesses, top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Fr…

As Coronavirus Spreads, So Do Misinformation and Xenophobia

undark.org - While containing the virus, which causes acute respiratory illness and has no known vaccine, has proved a formidable test for the Chinese government, the country’s swift response has drawn praise fro…

Of Two Minds - Second-Order Effects: The Unexpectedly Slippery Path to Dow 10,000

oftwominds.com - Dow 30,000 is "unsinkable," just like the Titanic. A recent Barrons cover celebrating the euphoric inevitability of Dow 30,000 captured the mainstream zeitgeist perfectly: Corporate America is firing…

ZeroHedge banned from Twitter after BuzzFeed accuses it of coronavirus conspiracy and ‘doxxing’ a Chinese scientist

rt.com - The site’s last tweet before the suspension referenced a paper by Indian scientists pointing to uncanny similarities between the 2019-nCoV virus and HIV, which internet researcher Christopher Torres …

'Really, Really Bad': Scientists Raise Alarm Over Warm Ocean Water Beneath 'Doomsday Glacier' in Antarctica

commondreams.org - A study by British and American scientists revealed that a massive sheet of ice known as the "doomsday glacier" is melting faster than experts previously believed—edging the world closer to a possibl…

Attorneys From Union-Busting Law Firms Are Throwing Support Behind Joe Biden

theintercept.com - In recent years, furniture retailer IKEA, Ivy League colleges, and Adecco, a staffing company that contracts labor to Google and other tech firms, have all brought in Jackson Lewis to assist in sabot…

Cadre of DNC Insiders Plot Return of Super Delegates to Stop Sanders at Convention

commondreams.org - As the first contests of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary draw near and Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to rise in polling, a small group of party insiders are considering making a bid to rever…

New York AG Preparing Case That Would Impose ‘Corporate Death’ On The Trump Organization

deepleftfield.info - Letitia James is the Attorney General for the state of New York, and that makes her one of the most powerful prosecutors in the country, especially since she’s making it clear that she intends to “us…

Texas Gets the Green Light to Limit Family Planning Services for Poor Women

theintercept.com - In late January, on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision marked its 47th anniversary, Texas got news from the federal government that it would be allowed to receiv…

America’s coronavirus: Containing the outbreak of Trumpism

intrepidreport.com - The epicenter of China’s coronavirus outbreak is widely thought to be a wet market in Wuhan. At such markets, seafood, chicken, and other conventional foodstuffs are on sale alongside live animals. Y…

Opinion | When the impeachment trial ends, the Senate’s reputation will be hopelessly in tatters

washingtonpost.com - By Ruth Marcus close Ruth Marcus Overseeing Washington Post signed opinion content and writing on domestic politics and policy Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Deputy editorial page editor January 31,…

How the Rich Plan to Rule a Burning Planet — Hampton Institute

hamptonthink.org - Originally published at Red Flag News. Republished from Monthly Review. The climate crisis isn’t a future we must fight to avoid. It’s an already unfolding reality. It’s the intensification of extrem…

It’s Time to Admit That Half-Measures Can’t Stop Climate Change

theintercept.com - Germans have taken a different approach. Their climate debate may be better off for it. Carel Carlowitz Mohn leads a project called Klimafakten, or Climate Facts. Started up in the wake of the collap…

Bailing Out the Rich

economic-undertow.com - “You can’t have a liquidity crisis when the stock market is setting record highs for an entire week. Those two things just don’t correlate.” “You can’t have a liquidity crisis when the stock market i…

Opinion | The cringing abdication of Senate Republicans

washingtonpost.com - Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in Washington on Jan. 21. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) By Editorial Board January 31, 2020 at 5:50 PM EST REPUBLICAN SENATORS who voted Friday to suppress known bu…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 2/2
« Reply #603 on: February 02, 2020, 07:39:06 am »

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While Stained in History, Trump Will Emerge From Trial Triumphant and Unshackled

nytimes.com - From there, Mr. Trump will head back to the campaign trail, starting with a rally in New Hampshire on Feb. 10, the night before the state’s first-in-the-nation primary race, an effort to upstage the …

Trump administration reveals it's blocking dozens of emails about Ukraine aid freeze, including President's role

cnn.com - Washington (CNN)The Department of Justice revealed in a court filing late Friday that it has two dozen emails related to President Donald Trump's involvement in the withholding of millions in securit…

‘Gold standard’ poll of Iowa Caucuses not released as scheduled ‘out of an abundance of caution’

rawstory.com - The highly anticipated Des Moines Register/CNN/Medicom survey of likely Iowa Democratic caucus-goers was not released on Saturday evening. CNN politico reporter David Chalian said that “out of an abu…

John Bolton’s Book Is Making Fools of Trump’s Republican Enablers

newyorker.com - Speaking to reporters after Donald Trump’s lawyers completed their opening arguments in his impeachment trial on Tuesday, Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader, could barely conceal a smile. “I h…

Death Toll Increases as Mississippi Stays in Prison Limbo

theintercept.com - Hundreds of people stood in front of a stage in downtown Jackson, Mississippi, waiting for the rally to start, when a woman’s voice rang through the crowd. “What we gonna do?” she shouted. “SHUT IT D…

Coronavirus infections predicted to grow exponentially; first death outside China; outbreak becomes political

washingtonpost.com - Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force aircraft arrive at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport with medical personnel and supplies to help fight the outbreak of the new coronavirus, Feb. …

Early missteps and state secrecy in China probably allowed the coronavirus to spread farther and faster

washingtonpost.com - A police officer walks in front of the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market that scientists have linked to the coronavirus. (Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images) By Gerry Shih, close Gerry Shih China Correspo…

Brexit: Dominic Raab accused of 'sabre-rattling' over EU talks

theguardian.com - Dominic Raab has been accused of engaging in diplomatic “sabre-rattling” after rejecting legislative alignment with Brussels and dismissing claims by Michel Barnier that the Brexit agreement makes cu…

Trump impeachment: Republican Senate 'coverup' prompts backlash

theguardian.com - Outraged by what they see as a coverup in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, grassroots activists are planning a massive “payback project” designed to punish Republican senators at the ballot box.

How the Environmental Lawyer Who Won a Massive Judgment Against Chevron Lost Everything

theintercept.com - Last August, during the second-hottest year on record, while the fires in the Amazon rainforest were raging, the ice sheet in Greenland was melting, and Greta Thunberg was being greeted by adoring cr…

Navy Admiral Who Clashed With Trump Over Disciplining SEAL to Retire

theintercept.com - Green’s departure is unusual in part because it comes as his current tour length of two years is being extended to three, meaning he has effectively declined a final year in the job and won’t seek a …

New Emails Show How Trump Angered N.O.A.A. Weather Officials Over ‘Doctored’ Hurricane Dorian Map

thedailybeast.com - Top scientists and officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Weather Service (NWS) privately criticized President Donald Trump’s altered map of the track of…

The Australia fires portend a future of climate apartheid | Climate Change

aljazeera.com - It will be a long hot summer in Australia. Fires of almost biblical proportions have swept across the country, devastating land, property and wildlife. More than 30 people have been killed, a billion…

'Omnicide: Who is Responsible for the Gravest of All Crimes?' – Byline Times

bylinetimes.com - This article was originally published as Omnicide: Who is responsible for the gravest of all crimes? on ABC Australia As the full extent of the devastation of the Holocaust became apparent, a Polish …

Jim Bakker To Christians: You Must Love Trump To Prove You're 'Saved'

yahoo.com - Jim Bakker To Christians: You Must Love Trump To Prove You're 'Saved' Disgraced TV evangelist Jim Bakker says President Donald Trump is a test of faith and that Christians can pass by loving him. “Yo…

'Always sticking to your convictions' sounds like a good thing – but it isn't

theconversation.com - There is nothing wrong with strong opinions. They are healthy in a democracy – an apathetic electorate is an ineffective electorate. But a curious fact about American society’s supercharged political…

Stalking Horse

stonekettle.com - Entities should not be multiplied without necessity. -- Occam’s Razor Entities should not be multiplied without necessity. -- Occam’s Razor The Senate is going to sell us out today. The Senate, led b…

Opinion | Trump, Unrepentant and Unleashed

nytimes.com - “This trial in so many ways crystallized the completely diametrically opposed threats that Democrats and Republicans see to the country,” Murphy told The Times’s Nicholas Fandos. “We perceive Donald …

Record heat forecast for coming years

msn.com - The coming five years are anticipated to be warmest period on record, Britain's Met Office said Thursday, warning of an outside chance of Earth breaching the Paris deal 1.5C temperature rise cap befo…

The Amazon Lost 24,000 Square Miles of Land This Decade

undark.org - This year, I was on the judging panel for the Royal Statistical Society’s International Statistic of the Decade. Much like Oxford English Dictionary’s “Word of the Year” competition, the internationa…

Activists Rally Against Chase Bank in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation

unicornriot.ninja - Fort Collins, CO – For over seven years, TC Energy (formerly TransCanada Corp), has tried to push forward with the construction of their Coastal GasLink pipeline project, which has had strong opposit…


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Jim Bakker To Christians: You Must Love Trump To Prove You're 'Saved'

yahoo.com - Jim Bakker To Christians: You Must Love Trump To Prove You're 'Saved' Disgraced TV evangelist Jim Bakker says President Donald Trump is a test of faith and that Christians can pass by loving him. “Yo…



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Anyone, like Pharisee Jim Bakker, who claims "You must love Trump to prove you are saved" is one of 😈 those who, not only delude themselves into thinking they can enter via the Broad Gate, but are a Judas Goat leading others to perdition.

Matthew 7:13-20

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
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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Coronavirus: dozens more die in Chinese city at centre of outbreak

theguardian.com - Dozens more people have died in the city at the centre of China’s coronavirus outbreak, where hospitals are severely undersupplied and understaffed and residents have described increasingly desperate…

Comeback king Mahomes sparks Chiefs to Super Bowl win

sports.yahoo.com - Miami (AFP) - Patrick Mahomes led a thrilling late comeback as the Kansas City Chiefs ended their 50-year wait for a Super Bowl crown with a 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Chie…

President Trump Congratulates Wrong State After Super Bowl Win

nymag.com - On Sunday night, shortly after the Kansas City Chiefs pulled off a comeback win over the San Francisco 49ers, President Trump, hero of the heartland, tweeted his congratulations to the team and to th…

Super Bowl viewers disgusted by ‘gasslighting’ Trump campaign ad: ‘He’s trying to prove he’s not racist’

rawstory.com - One of President Donald Trump’s campaign ads was released ahead of the Super Bowl, but the second was held back as a kind of surprise to viewers. Those who saw it were no only surprised but disgusted.

In these 34 states, police officers can legally have sex with detainees

dailytimes.com.pk - The map, produced by Buzzfeed, was prompted by the story of Anna Chambers. One September night last year, Anna was sitting in the parked car with two friends when a charcoal gray van pulled up and fl…

The Unfiltered Thoughts of Voters Who’ve Switched

theintercept.com - The 2020 Democratic primary has been highly volatile, with one candidate after another rising — Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg — and then falling, as Democratic primary voters, locke…

China stocks crash on virus fears after long market break

news.yahoo.com - Shanghai (AFP) - Chinese stocks crashed on Monday with some major shares quickly falling by the maximum daily limit as the country's investors got their first chance in more than a week to react to t…

John Kerry Denies Report He Is Considering Run Against Bernie Sanders

nymag.com - Why not get another septugenarian in the 2020 race? That’s the question posed by John Kerry, according to an NBC News report stating that the 2004 Democratic nominee was overheard at his hotel in Des…

Trump’s Message Against Bloomberg: He’s Too Short to Be President

nymag.com - President Trump has been signaling a plan to attack Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren as radical socialists and Joe Biden as corrupt. Now that Michael Bloomberg has appeared on the president’s radar…

Of Two Minds - Brace for Impact: Global Pandemic Already Baked In

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Turkish soldiers killed as battle for control of Idlib escalates

theguardian.com - Six Turkish soldiers and at least 13 Syrian government troops have been killed as the two sides traded fire in Syria’s Idlib province, in a significant escalation in the battle to control the country…

Police shoot dead man in London after 'terrorist-related' stabbings - International - World

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Brexit: Johnson/Barnier speeches expose deep gulf between UK and EU on standards and fishing – live news

theguardian.com - There is a lot to unpack in the speeches from Boris Johnson and Michel Barnier this morning, and in the draft guidelines for the UK-EU trade negotiation (pdf) published by the EU. But the outline sto…

Will the Trump Show Swallow the Democratic Primary?

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The GOP’s Sham “No Witnesses” Arguments—Explained

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Sexual Assault, Financial Misconduct and Lawsuits, Oh My: Law Firm Representing Giuliani Has Legal Problems of Their Own

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Trump's Attack on Science Is an Attack on Public Health

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The U.S. Government Secretly Spied on Chinese-American Scientists, Upending Lives and Paving the Way for Decades of Discrimination

theintercept.com - In 1973, Harry Sheng was working as a mechanical engineer for Sparton Corporation, a defense contractor in Jackson, Michigan, when his mother got sick back in China. Sheng was among thousands of ethn…

Australia starts Christmas Island virus evacuation

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This is the highest-resolution photo of the sun ever taken

technologyreview.com - Astronomers have just released the highest-resolution image of the sun. Taken by the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope in Maui, it gives us an unprecedented view of our nearest star and brings us clos…

Opinion: Americans are the witnesses to democracy’s demise - The Globe and Mail

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Opinion | The Exhaustion Caucus

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Opinion | When You’re President, You Can Do Anything

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Opinion | Ukraine wouldn’t do Trump’s dirty work. So GOP senators are doing it instead.

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The Constitution says it’s okay to shoot socialists, a GOP legislator in Montana contends

washingtonpost.com - (iStock) By Katie Mettler close Katie Mettler Reporter covering breaking news and features Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow February 2, 2020 at 2:47 PM EST Rep. Rodney Garcia, a state lawmaker in Mont…

What happens when 4 Democratic candidates come to your city? There’s nowhere to park.

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A well-known liberal professor who is expert on digital matters says Google and social media can easily throw elections to the candidates preferred by the elite

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Sanders claims lead as Iowa White House vote turns to fiasco

news.yahoo.com - Des Moines (United States) (AFP) - Iowa's vote kick-starting the 2020 US presidential contest degenerated into a fiasco marred by major delays on Monday, with Bernie Sanders claiming a slim lead in t…

Noam Chomsky: People Even Worse Than Jeffrey Epstein Donated to M.I.T.

mintpressnews.com - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) is under heavy public scrutiny for associating with and accepting large financial donations from notorious sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein, describe…

China gave a rare admission of fault, admitting 'deficiencies' in its response to the Wuhan coronavirus that has now infected more than 20,000 people

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“It’s Payback Time”: With Acquittal Certain, Trump Plots Revenge on Bolton, Impeachment Enemies

vanityfair.com - With Senate Republicans on track to acquit Donald Trump on Wednesday, Washington is bracing for what an unshackled Trump does next. Republicans briefed on Trump’s thinking believe that the president …

Coronavirus Shuts Down Macau’s Casinos, China Infections Now Top 20,000

thedailybeast.com - Macau, the world’s biggest gambling hub, will shut the doors of all of its mega-casinos for at least two weeks to help stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The city is a Special Administrative …

Chinese shares suffer biggest fall in four years

bbc.co.uk - Fears over the coronavirus triggered a sharp fall in Chinese shares when the market reopened after the Lunar New Year holiday. The Shanghai Composite index closed nearly 8% lower, its biggest daily d…

Time-lapse shows Wuhan hospital 'built in 10 days'

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Political journalists boycott No 10 briefing after PM's aide tries to ban selected reporters - live news

theguardian.com - Political journalists walked out of No 10 Downing Street this afternoon in protest at the government planning to give a briefing on the EU only to selected reporters – banning the Mirror, i, HuffPost…

Bolivia Elections: Meet the Corrupt US-Backed Right-Wing Candidates

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Social Security Cuts: Seniors Will Pay for Trump's Plans | DCReport.org

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What the Hell Is China Doing on the Dark Side of the Moon?

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The Conservatives Trying to Ditch Fake News

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News Flash: Billionaires Don’t Like Socialism

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As others stand at attention for anthem, Trump fidgets, points, pretend-conducts the band

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Permafrost Is Thawing So Fast, It’s Gouging Holes in the Arctic

wired.com - It’s perhaps the best known and more worrisome of climate feedback loops: As the planet warms, permafrost—landscapes of frozen soil and rock—begins to thaw. And when it does, microbes consume organic…

Dershowitz’s Poisoned Defense - The National Memo

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Flames of Renewal - Part 2

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Finland's millennial prime minister said Nordic countries do a better job of embodying the American dream than the US

businessinsider.com - Sanna Marin, the millennial prime minister of Finland, said her country and other Nordic nations were best equipped to provide their citizens a chance to achieve the American dream. She told The Wash…

Stephen Miller told Mueller about how Jared Kushner coordinated with data firm Cambridge Analytica: report

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WATCH: Shouting match breaks out when MSNBC analyst argues against calling Mike Bloomberg an ‘oligarch’

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 "Scientists: Reducing Population is Part of Climate Solution"

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As Bernie Sanders Surges, DNC Launches "Troll Army" Ahead of Iowa Caucus

mintpressnews.com - The Democratic National Congress (DNC) has set up an extensive online communications team of trolls – and is launching it just in time for the Iowa caucus. CNN’s Donnie O’Sullivan spoke to a number o…


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Trump Speech Cites Sole Triumph: Rebranding Obama’s Economy As His Own

nymag.com - President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address was organized around one main lie: “If we hadn’t reversed failed economic policies of the previous administration, the world would not be witnessing …

Analysis | Fact-checking President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi explains why she ripped up her copy of Donald Trump’s speech

palmerreport.com - Just before Donald Trump gave his State of the Union address tonight, he refused to shake hands with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Immediately after the speech was over, Pelosi took her printed …

In Interview with Randy Credico, Investigative Journalist Stefania Maurizi Talks Assange, Source Protection and the Rise of Fascism

mintpressnews.com - In the fourth installment of “Live on the Fly – Julian Assange: Countdown to Freedom” in collaboration with CovertAction Magazine, political satirist and civil rights activist, Randy Credico, spoke w…

Coronavirus live updates: China deaths pass 490 as 10 test positive on cruise ship in Japan – latest news

theguardian.com - More readers have got in touch in response to the Foreign Office’s advice urging UK nationals to leave China. Liam Dutch, a 26-year-old teacher in Shenzhen, said he was “conflicted” about the British…

Hong Kong sees first virus death as more countries confirm local transmission

news.yahoo.com - Beijing (AFP) - Three more Asian countries confirmed coronavirus infections on Tuesday among citizens who had not travelled to China, as Hong Kong reported its first death from the disease and millio…

In China’s virus-hit heartland, fear and loathing on the road to Wuhan

washingtonpost.com - Officials in protective clothing disinfect a residential area in Ruichang, part of Jiujiang in China’s central Jiangxi province, on Jan. 25 following the coronavirus outbreak in adjoining Hubei provi…

Twitter will tweak search results to fight coronavirus disinformation

mashable.com - As conspiracy theories about the coronavirus spread on social media, Twitter is taking new steps to fight disinformation about the virus. The company announced that it will prevent automated search r…

New Details Show How Deeply Iowa Caucus App Developer Was Embedded in Democratic Establishment

theintercept.com - Acronym launched with a promise to compete with the Trump campaign’s strong emphasis on digital media, launching Democratic messages through paid advertisements on Facebook and other platforms. But t…

Witness to a Farce

fair.org - Watching the actions of the Trump administration through the lens of the New York Times’ coverage has been by turns dumbfounding, disheartening and infuriating. While the white nationalists running o…

‘This Is an Apartheid Proposal and It’s a Nonstarter’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed the Arab American Institute’s Omar Baddar about the Trump/Kushner “peace deal” for Israel/Palestine for the January 31, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edit…

Trump's Ho-Hum Economy in Three Graphs | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - At Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, Donald Trump will surely claim he has created a great economy. Trump will try to lower expectations, hoping people forget his towering 2016 claims and p…

Responsible parties at the New York Times explain to the country what went wrong with their journalism in 2016. Part One. - PressThink

pressthink.org - The New York Times has a franchise product in podcasting, The Daily with host Michael Barbaro. Last week it sent out to two million listeners a 50-minute interview with the executive editor of the Ti…

Of Two Minds - Projecting "Wave 2" and "Wave 3" of the Coronavirus Pandemic

oftwominds.com - It's too early to declare victory and too early to assume the virus can be completely eradicated in a few weeks on the SARS model. Many people are already anticipating the end of the coronavirus pand…

Exclusive: Thousands of Black Votes in Georgia Disappeared and No One Can Explain It

theroot.com - Voter suppression in Georgia was one of the most discussed issues during the 2018 midterm elections. Front and center in the debate stood Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, a longtime …

Humans Are Driving the Evolution of Urban Rats

undark.org - It took only a few seconds to spot one. Then another. As I walked into the small park around noon, dozens of rats could be seen scurrying in every direction. They dashed in and out of burrows scatter…

Why The Bloated Military Budget Threatens To Bring Down The US Empire

popularresistance.org - The continued, unchecked, expansion of the American military budget, as described in this month’s CPNN bulletin reminds me of what happened to the Soviet empire in the 1980’s. In the beginning of the…

You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep—and It’s Killing You

wired.com - The whole world is exhausted. And it’s killing us. But particularly me. As I write this, I’m at TED 2019 in Vancouver, which is a weeklong marathon of talks and workshops and coffee meetings and expe…

What Trump and Mnuchin understand: Climate-change denial is the only authentic defense of our absurd capitalist ideology

marketwatch.com - ATHENS, Greece (Project Syndicate) — Steven Mnuchin, President Donald Trump’s treasury secretary, outraged liberal commentators at this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos with a snide remar…

US Increases Risk Of Nuclear War By Deploying Low-Yield Nuclear Weapon

popularresistance.org - Above photo: The USS Tennessee (SSBN-734) in drydock at Kings Bay submarine base in September 2019 shortly before it returned to active duty and loaded with Trident D5 missiles carrying the new low-y…

Greta Thunberg Says 'Haters' Attacking Her Asperger's Have 'Nowhere Left to Go'

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Move Over, San Andreas: There’s an Ominous New Fault in Town

wired.com - In spite of painstaking fieldwork like this and ever-more-detailed geodetic data, reactions to Faulds' work remain mixed. The Walker Lane hypothesis has been criticized as pure speculation, a future …

South Pacific islanders threatened by climate change and overfishing

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I never thought I'd see the Australian rainforest burning. What will it take for us to wake up to the climate crisis? | Joëlle Gergis

theguardian.com - These days as a climate scientist, the line of separation between the research I do in my professional life and the events unfolding in the world at large is growing ever thinner. The extreme events …

Government Agency Warns Global Oil Industry Is on the Brink of a Meltdown

vice.com - A government research report produced by Finland warns that the increasingly unsustainable economics of the oil industry could derail the global financial system within the next few years. The new re…

The Decline Of International Law

popularresistance.org - Above photo: Protest in front of United Nations, New York City, September 2019. Prefatory Note: This post was initially published on January 27, 2020 in a Turkish online publication, Fikir Turu, and …

United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education

forbes.com - A new International Monetary Fund (IMF) study shows that USD$5.2 trillion was spent globally on fossil fuel subsidies in 2017. The equivalent of over 6.5% of global GDP of that year, it also represen…


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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

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It turns out you don’t have to wonder, because Speaker Pelosi ended up leaving no doubt. After the whole thing was over, Fox News asked her why she ripped up the speech. Pelosi’s response: “Because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives.”

That says it all, doesn’t it? Donald Trump's speech was a bunch of lying, toxic garbage. The speech belongs in the garbage, though we’re sure Nancy Pelosi made a point of recycling the paper afterward.
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Rigged: The Acquittal of Donald J. Trump

theintercept.com - Wait! Before you go on about your day, ask yourself: How likely is it that the story you just read would have been produced by a different news outlet if The Intercept hadn’t done it? Consider what t…

GOP senators reject punishing Romney for impeachment vote

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The State of the Union Was an Elaborate Troll

theatlantic.com - At another point, Trump looked up at the gallery and directed his wife, Melania, to bestow the Presidential Medal of Freedom on the conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who announced on Monday that…

TV Ratings: State of the Union Falls 21 Percent vs. 2019

hollywoodreporter.com - The State of the Union address drew a considerably smaller audience than it did a year ago. President Trump's address and the Democratic response averaged 33.67 million viewers from 9 to 10:30 p.m. E…

SOTU: Democratic "Resistance" Give Trump's Venezuela Aggression a Standing Ovation

mintpressnews.com - Donald Trump was in defiant mood at last night’s State of the Union Address in Washington, D.C., confident that he will be acquitted in the Senate impeachment trial today. While there is a great amou…

Gates Foundation announces $100 million for coronavirus response

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledged Wednesday to commit up to $100 million for the global response to the novel coronavirus epidemic that has claimed nearly 500 lives. The …

The Money Behind Trump’s Money

nytimes.com - Merrill Lynch learned this lesson the hard way when it helped Trump sell $675 million of bonds to pay for work on his Taj Mahal casino on the Atlantic City boardwalk in 1988. The gaudy casino — the w…

How Corporate Media Make Pete Look Like He’s Winning

fair.org - If you turn to the New York Times for an update on the excruciatingly and inexplicably slow counting of the votes from the Iowa caucuses, you find what looks like a bar chart showing that South Bend …

Of Two Minds - When China's Supply Chains Break, so Will the Delusion the U.S. Economy Is Invulnerable

oftwominds.com - Was it ever plausible that China's economy could grind to a halt and there wouldn't be any consequences for the U.S. economy? No. Many commentators talk about supply chains in China, but how many hav…

Denver Police Cash In on Houseless Encampment Clean-Ups

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Coronavirus Forces World’s Largest Work-From-Home Experiment

bloomberg.com - Thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, working from home is no longer a privilege, it’s a necessity. While factories, shops, hotels and restaurants are warning about plunging foot traffic that is transf…

Fear of coronavirus fuels racist sentiment targeting Asians

latimes.com - As she walks through campus and sits in class, Rosen Huynh tries extra hard to suppress her coughs. Fear of the coronavirus, which was first detected in December in China, has spread around the world…

Tom Cotton says coronavirus may have originated in Wuhan 'super laboratory'

washingtonexaminer.com - Sen. Tom Cotton refused to accept claims China made about the origin of the deadly coronavirus, which killed 38 people in China yesterday. "[China] also claimed for almost two months, until earlier t…

Trump's ‘Deal of the Century': Old Israeli Demands in a New Package

mintpressnews.com - After several postponements, US President, Donald Trump, has finally revealed the details of his Middle East plan, dubbed ‘Deal of the Century’, in a press conference in Washington on January 28. Sta…

‘These Are New Tactics Being Employed to Silence Journalism’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Rainey Reitman about the persecution of Glenn Greenwald for the January 31, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcri…

The War on the War on Cancer

theintercept.com - When Angela Ramirez was 38, she felt a slight pain in her chest. At first she thought she had pulled a muscle, but when it didn’t go away, Ramirez went to her doctor, who diagnosed her with stage 2 b…

One chart shows how the Wuhan coronavirus compares to other major outbreaks and pandemics in the last 50 years

businessinsider.com - Since December 31, the Wuhan coronavirus has killed at least 259 people and infected more than 11,000 across 24 countries, including the US. The outbreak isn't currently considered a pandemic, despit…

Government Agency Warns Global Oil Industry Is on the Brink of a Meltdown

vice.com - A government research report produced by Finland warns that the increasingly unsustainable economics of the oil industry could derail the global financial system within the next few years. The new re…

Arctic sinkholes open in a flash after permafrost melt

livescience.com - Arctic permafrost can thaw so quickly that it triggers landslides, drowns forests and opens gaping sinkholes. This rapid melt, described in a new study, can dramatically reshape the Arctic landscape …

Migrants, Imagery, Shock Value, Overpopulation, Religious Strangleholds – Are We Numb Yet?

queenbeeedit.com - We are getting entirely too accustomed to the imagery in the news of the misery that migrants endure. For most of us, it’s not up close and personal, but that shouldn’t impede our ability to react an…

Rapid Permafrost Collapse Is Underway, Disintegrating Landscapes And Our Predictions

sciencealert.com - Permafrost in Canada, Alaska and Siberia is abruptly crumbling in ways that could release large stores of greenhouse gases more quickly than anticipated, researchers have warned. Scientists have long…

Humans are hardwired to dismiss facts that don’t fit their worldview

fastcompany.com - Something is rotten in the state of American political life. The U.S. (among other nations) is increasingly characterized by highly polarized, informationally insulated ideological communities occupy…

Planetary Security: the security implications of climate change

nato.int - An expert explains the urgent need both for effective climate change action and for steps to be taken to prepare for life in a drastically different world, where global warming and related environmen…

Hazard reduction burning had little to no effect in slowing extreme bushfires

theguardian.com - Hazard reduction burning had little to no effect in slowing the most severe fires that devastated more than 5m hectares across New South Wales this summer, an analysis has found. Forest scientists fr…

India's Second Coronavirus Case In Kerala, Patient In Isolation At Hospital

ndtv.com - Kerala reported first case of coronavirus on Thursday. (File) India's third case of coronavirus has been reported in Kerala after the southern state reported country's first two cases of the infectio…

Opinion | They Acquitted Trump. Make Them Pay!

nytimes.com - Democrats and everyone else who believes in virtue must focus like a laser on those races, even if they do not live in those states. They must promote those senators’ opponents on social media. They …

Noam Chomsky: 'The Neoliberal Order Is Visibly Collapsing'

href="https://www.truthdig.com/articles/noam-chomsky-the-neoliberal-order-is-visibly-collapsing/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">truthdig.com - Since early Tuesday morning, when it became clear that the Iowa Democratic Party would not immediately release its 2020 caucus results, a range of conspiracy theories have bloomed on social media abo…

Opinion | Will acquittal kill the impeachment clause? The voters get the final say.

washingtonpost.com - President Trump at the White House on Friday, Jan. 31. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Harry Litman close Harry Litman Contributing columnist focused on legal issues Bio BioFollow Follow Cont…

Finland to give dads same parental leave as mums

bbc.com - Finland's new government has announced plans to give all parents the same parental leave, in a push to get fathers to spend more time with their children. Paid allowance will increase to a combined 1…

What's the best water filter for removing toxic PFAS?

treehugger.com - Many in-home drinking water filters may not remove the most concerning contaminants. In antiquity, “crazy as a painter” was a phrase borne from the demented behavior of lead-poisoned painters. Before…


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The Insane Criminal President Held a Party Today

nymag.com - On Wednesday, 48 U.S. Senators officially affirmed that Donald Trump has abused his power so profoundly that he deserves to be the first president ever removed from office by congressional order. Amo…

Trump lashes out at Democrats in cheering his acquittal as Pelosi declares him ‘impeached forever’

washingtonpost.com - By Toluse Olorunnipa and close Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Mike DeBonis close Mike DeBonis Congressional reporter covering the House of Representatives Emai…

Neoliberal Legacy: America's Fascism Problem Runs Deeper Than Trump

mintpressnews.com - After the supposedly post-racial presidency of Barack Obama, what passes for the liberal punditry discovered that racism had arisen in the homeland. They never felt so good feeling bad about racism, …

Coronavirus live updates: Death of whistleblower doctor unleashes fury in China; more trouble for cruise passengers

washingtonpost.com - The quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess at the port of Yokohama, Japan, on Friday. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters) By Simon Denyer and close Simon Denyer Tokyo bureau chief covering Japan, North Korea …

R0: How scientists quantify the intensity of an outbreak like coronavirus and its pandemic potential

theconversation.com - If you saw the 2011 movie “Contagion,” about a worldwide pandemic of a new virus, then you’ve heard the term R0. Pronounced “R naught,” this isn’t just jargon made up in Hollywood. It represents an i…

Coronavirus: 41 more people, including British honeymooner, test positive on cruise ship – latest news

theguardian.com - A woman in North Korea has become the first person in the country to test positive for the coronavirus, a South Korean newspaper claimed on Friday. The woman, who lives in the capital, Pyongyang, dis…

Of Two Minds - Pandemic, Lies and Videos

oftwominds.com - Will we wonder, what were we thinking? and marvel anew at the madness of crowds? When we look back on this moment from the vantage of history, what will we think? Will we think how obvious it was tha…

China virus crisis deepens as whistleblower doctor dies

news.yahoo.com - A Chinese doctor who was punished after raising the alarm about China's new coronavirus died from the pathogen on Friday, sparking an outpouring of grief and anger over a worsening crisis that has no…

Amid Staggering Pollution, Nigerians Struggle to Catch Their Breath

undark.org - The fires burn constantly in and around Onitsha, a growing city nestled on the banks of the Niger River in southern Nigeria. Each fire is surrounded by its own hellscape of rotting food, mounded rubb…

Trump accused by people with pre-existing conditions of lying about protecting them during State of the Union address

newsweek.com - President Donald Trump has been accused of telling the "biggest lie" to the American people during his State of the Union address after claiming he will "always protect" those with pre-existing condi…

The FBI Just Put White Nationalists and Neo-Nazis on the Same Threat Level as ISIS

vice.com - The FBI has elevated racially-motivated violent extremism to a “national threat priority,” in yet another sign that the U.S. government has finally woken up to the threat posed by white nationalists …

In Honoring Rush Limbaugh, Trump Celebrated Racial Division

newyorker.com - How does a racist run for reëlection? Even more complicated, how does a candidate “consolidate the base” and, at the same time, lure just enough voters of color to make a difference in a close Presid…

Pro-Trump Groups Pay Firm Owned by Brad Parscale Much More Than Previously Known - CREW

citizensforethics.org - A firm owned by President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale was paid significantly more than was previously known by outside groups supporting the president and his re-election efforts. The…

Pro-Coup Venezuelan Soldiers Who Fled to the US Now Locked Up in ICE Detention Center

mintpressnews.com - The Venezuelan soldiers who participated in the U.S.-backed coup attempt in April of this year and subsequently fled to the U.S. have been incarcerated in ICE detention camps ever since. Telemundo, a…

US warns Venezuela of consequences if Guaido harmed

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - The United States on Thursday warned Venezuela's rulers of consequences if opposition leader Juan Guaido is not allowed to return safely from a visit to Washington, where he enjoye…

FBI Elevates Racial Extremists to 'National Threat Priority'

theroot.com - It’s crazy, y’all. I feel like four years ago we warned that if ol’ boy got elected it would embolden the worst of our society to do some heinous things. According to the FBI, unfortunately, we were …

Scientists Warn Multiple Overlapping Crises Could Trigger 'Global Systemic Collapse'

sciencealert.com - Overlapping environmental crises could tip the planet into "global systemic collapse," more than 200 top scientists warned Wednesday. Climate change, extreme weather events from hurricanes to heatwav…

Antarctica logs hottest temperature on record with a reading of 18.3C

theguardian.com - Antarctica has logged its hottest temperature on record, with an Argentinian research station thermometer reading 18.3C, beating the previous record by 0.8C. The reading, taken at Esperanza on the no…

WESTERN WATER: Trump admin fast-tracks Colorado River pipeline

eenews.net - The Trump administration has put one of the largest new water projects on the Colorado River on the fast track, raising concerns among environmentalists. Utah first proposed building a 140-mile pipel…

For America's Public Health Officers, Questions of Duty and Purpose

undark.org - In Atlanta, people don’t often recognize Commander Adam Lofton’s uniform. Now and again, someone at a gas station will thank him for his service, but he’s pretty sure they think he’s either headed to…

Opinion | Worried Trump might weaponize the presidency? He already has, many times.

washingtonpost.com - President Trump speaks in the East Room at the White House on Thursday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Catherine Rampell close Catherine Rampell Columnist covering economics, public policy, …

The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President

theatlantic.com - One day last fall, I sat down to create a new Facebook account. I picked a forgettable name, snapped a profile pic with my face obscured, and clicked “Like” on the official pages of Donald Trump and …

Hazard reduction burning had little to no effect in slowing extreme bushfires

theguardian.com - Hazard reduction burning had little to no effect in slowing the most severe fires that devastated more than 5m hectares across New South Wales this summer, an analysis has found. Forest scientists fr…

A hotter planet will make solar power less efficient

technologyreview.com - Solar power is a green, renewable energy source and an important way to reduce the planet’s reliance on fossil fuels. The great hope is that this and other renewable sources can help reverse the heat…

Scott Morrison says he won't be 'bullied' on climate by inner city voters

sbs.com.au - Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared he won't be "bullied" by inner-city voters as he downplayed concerns of a fresh climate war inside the Coalition. Some National MPs are demanding more coal-…

Photos of ‘king tides’ globally show risks of climate change

mercurynews.com - DEPOE BAY, Ore. — Tourists, nature lovers and amateur scientists are whipping out their cameras to document the effects of extreme high tides on shorelines from the United States to New Zealand, and …

Why choosing solar panels or a hybrid car has more impact than you think

treehugger.com - As it turns out, personal energy choices can be contagious. Sometimes trying to make a difference feels like such an uphill battle. You take your reusable totes to the store, try not to waste food, d…

Which country is best to live in? Our calculations say it's not Norway

theconversation.com - Every year, the United Nations releases the Human Development Index. The HDI is like a country’s report card. In a single number, it tells policymakers and citizens how well a country is doing. This …


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BREAKING: Lt. Col. 🦅 Vindman escorted from White House



I signed below and wrote the following just now:

Sir, do not worry. You did the right thing. Those who stayed in the White House did not.

If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked. Proverbs 28:12
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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Trump ousts Vindman and Sondland, punishing key impeachment witnesses in post-acquittal campaign of retribution

washingtonpost.com - National Security Council Europe expert Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman leaves after appearing before the House Intelligence Committee during an impeachment hearing on Nov. 19, 2019. (Matt McClain/The Was…

Wuhan facing 'wartime conditions' as global coronavirus deaths reach 724

theguardian.com - Increasingly desperate officials in the quarantined epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak have tightened controls on an already frightened population, likening the growing crisis to “wartime conditio…

Coronavirus: five new cases in France are British nationals

theguardian.com - Five British nationals including a child have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in France, after staying in the same ski chalet and coming into contact with a Briton who had been in Singapore, the …

Coronavirus: Royal Caribbean bans all Chinese nationals from its cruise ships

theguardian.com - The US cruise ship company Royal Caribbean has announced that would-be passengers and crew with Chinese passports will be banned from all of its cruise ships – regardless of when they were last in th…

Of Two Minds - The Pandemic Isn't Ending, It's Just the Beginning of Global Disorder and Depression

oftwominds.com - When you've been lied to, you've been betrayed. Betrayal has consequences. Unsurprisingly, denying the pandemic is unstoppable and consequential is the order of the day: authorities everywhere are te…

Pilger, Burchett and Assange: Three Extraordinary Australian Journalists That Spoke Truth to Power

mintpressnews.com - Australia has produced extraordinary journalists across three generations: Wilfred Burchett (deceased in 1983), John Pilger (80 years old but still active) and Julian Assange (48 years old, currently…

Democrats lack legal standing to sue Trump over alleged emoluments violations, appeals court rules

nbcnews.com - A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed Democratic lawmakers' lawsuit against President Donald Trump alleging he has violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution on technical grounds. In th…

Brazilian Judge Declines to Move Forward With Charges Against Glenn Greenwald “for Now”

theintercept.com - Greenwald had been accused of criminal misconduct related to his reporting on Operation Car Wash, a wide-ranging anti-corruption investigation. The cybercrimes charges stemmed from allegations by a p…

Karl Grossman on the Weaponization of Space

fair.org - Washington Post illustration (12/3/19) promoting Trump’s Space Force This week on CounterSpin: Announcing plans for a new branch of the US military in 2018, Vice President Mike Pence said: “It’s not …

Media Urge Palestinians to Take Crumbs—Because Democracy Is Not on Offer

fair.org - The Trump administration’s “Deal of the Century” is supposedly a plan to solve the question of Palestine. But as Michael Lynk, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palest…

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in clash amid uptick in violence

news.yahoo.com - Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian during clashes in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Palestinian health ministry said, part of a spike in violence…

Media, Democratic Establishment Panics as Sanders Predicted to Sweep All 50 States

mintpressnews.com - While former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg may have claimed victory at this week’s botched Iowa caucus, the real winner, according to statisticians, was Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator is now b…

The Erasure of Elizabeth Warren Continues

thenation.com - Senator Elizabeth Warren at a campaign event, February 6, 2020, in Derry, New Hampshire. (Matt Rourke / AP Photo) You will receive occasional promotional offers for programs that support The Nation’s…

"Gasmaggedon" will make it even harder to electrify everything

treehugger.com - It's why we have to reduce demand as well, with radical efficiency. It's really warm in Europe and parts of North America this winter, so people are burning less natural gas to keep warm. Meanwhile, …

How ICE Uses Social Media to Surveil and Arrest Immigrants

theintercept.com - Emails sent by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials expose how ICE used social media and information gleaned by for-profit data brokers to track down and arrest an immigrant in Southern Cali…

Hillary Clinton launches new attack on Sanders

wsws.org - In the aftermath of the Democrats’ impeachment debacle and the chaotic breakdown of the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic Party establishment has stepped up its efforts to undermine the campaign of Vermo…

Syria: With an Eye on Energy Dominance, Russia is Aligning with Israel Against Iran

mintpressnews.com - Rivals of the West in their own right, Iran and Russia today are major power players in the Syrian imbroglio. Their convergence of interests in helping eradicate extremist terrorist proxies utilized …

“Rogue State:” How UK is Violating International and Domestic Law

mintpressnews.com - During a discussion at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies yesterday, United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper claimed that North Korea and Iran – two countries that have …

Buried in Trump’s peace plan, a proposal that could strip thousands of Israeli Arabs of their citizenship

washingtonpost.com - The city of Umm al-Fahm, foreground, and the Wadi Ara, the valley in background, are both majority-Arab areas in northern Israel whose residents are Israeli citizens. (Ammar Awad/Reuters) By Steve He…

Opinion | Trump’s State of the Union speech was a white supremacist vision of America

washingtonpost.com - President Trump speaks about his acquittal in the East Room at the White House on Thursday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Jonathan Capehart close Jonathan Capehart Opinion writer focusing o…

Opinion | The Government Uses ‘Near Perfect Surveillance’ Data on Americans

nytimes.com - Use of this type of location-tracking data by the government has not been tested in court. And in the private sector, location data — and the multibillion dollar advertising ecosystem that has eagerl…

How Government and Media Are Prepping America for a Failed 2020 Election

strategic-culture.org - Russia, China and Iran are already being blamed for using tech to undermine the 2020 election. Yet, the very technologies they are allegedly using were created by a web of companies with deep ties to…

The Fight Against Climate Science. Why is Italy at the Forefront of the Battle?

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - The Italian Right sees climate science denial as a political weapon The full page of a few days ago of the Italian newspaper "Libero Quotidiano" with interviews with three Italian scientists (Crescen…

Trump Admin Finalizes 'Atrocious' Plans to Allow Drilling and Mining on Gutted National Monuments

ecowatch.com - The Trump administration finalized plans Thursday to open public lands in Utah to the fossil fuel industry. The move completes a process begun in 2017 when the administration announced the largest ro…


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