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« Reply #645 on: February 24, 2020, 01:11:01 pm »

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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Doomstead Diner Daily 2/25
« Reply #646 on: February 25, 2020, 08:51:00 am »

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How a Subtle Turkey-Iran Entente is Helping Iran Secure a Firm Presence in Syria

mintpressnews.com - In stark contrast to their positions during the early years of the deadly war in Syria, Turkey and Iran are currently finding areas of strategic cooperation in the war-torn country. The driving facto…

Violent Protests As Trump Arrives In India, Negotiates $3B Arms Deal With Modi

mintpressnews.com - President Trump arrived in India today for an official state visit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He is hoping to close a series of huge arms and trade deals between the two nations, including $2…

Stocks, oil prices tumble on pandemic fears, as gold soars

news.yahoo.com - London (AFP) - World stock markets and oil prices tumbled Monday, with Milan and Seoul falling hardest on growing fears of a coronavirus pandemic, as gold hit a seven-year peak on safe-haven buying, …

Live updates: Coronavirus sparks new travel disruption; markets stabilize after earlier rout

washingtonpost.com - People wait in a line to buy face masks at a store in Daegu, South Korea, on Tuesday. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images) By Adam Taylor close Adam Taylor Foreign reporter who writes about a variety of s…

South Korea reports 60 new coronavirus cases, total 893

news.yahoo.com - South Korea has the largest national total of coronavirus cases anywhere outside China (AFP Photo/Jung Yeon-je) Seoul (AFP) - South Korea reported 60 more novel coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the smal…

Desperate to stop virus' spread, countries limit travel

apnews.com - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police manned checkpoints in quarantined towns, governments issued travel warnings and more flights were suspended Tuesday as officials desperately sought to stop the seemin…

Coronavirus: How the virus has impacted sporting events around the world

bbc.co.uk - The spread of coronavirus around the world has impacted the staging of sporting events in China and elsewhere. This is what has been affected so far:

Trump Asks Congress for $2.5 Billion to Fight Coronavirus

nymag.com - On Monday night, after a weekend of new international outbreaks of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and growing concerns over a potential pandemic, the Trump administration sent Congress a $2.5 billion…

2021 Pentagon Budget Request Hints at Russia and China as the New Focus of US Empire

mintpressnews.com - The Pentagon recently announced it fiscal year 2021 budget request. At $705 billion, it indicates a shifting focus from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a greater emphasis on the types of weapons…

Richard Grenell’s paid consulting included work for U.S. nonprofit funded mostly by Hungary

washingtonpost.com - Ambassador Richard Grenell at a February signing of a transportation agreement between Kosovo and Serbia in Germany. (Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images) By Emma Brown, close Emma Brown Investigative re…

Harvey Weinstein Is A Rapist. No 'Allegedly' About It Anymore.

wonkette.com - One of the small but galling things about writing about Harvey Weinstein for nearly three years now has been having to refer to him as an "alleged" rapist and an "alleged" sexual predator. It is, of …

The long pursuit of justice for victims of MH17, the passenger jet shot down over Ukraine

cbsnews.com - With a single shot, 298 men, women and children were massacred in Ukraine. The dead were traveling from Amsterdam to Malaysia when an anti-aircraft missile shredded their wide-body airliner. That was…

PSA: Do Not Fall For Trump's Gaslighting Bul

wonkette.com - We've now officially known for several days what pretty much anybody could have told you, if they've been paying attention. Russia is actively interfering with the 2020 election right now as we speak…

Putin as Russia’s supreme leader? A constitutional rewrite brings out some ‘crazy’ ideas.

washingtonpost.com - An activist with the Russian Left Front movement holds a banner reading “It's time to change authority” during an opposition rally over Russia’s constitutional changes this month in Moscow. (Sergei I…

Pollution Is in Your Blood. Is That a Form of Battery?

undark.org - “None of us would have signed up for this,” said Sandy Wynn-Stelt, kicking off a round of gallows humor among her neighbors. “None of us would have said, ‘Hey, I’ll do the experiment.’” It was a warm…

Bernie Sanders Plunges to First Place

fair.org - Remember when the big winner of New Hampshire was third-place finisher Amy Klobuchar (FAIR.org, 2/14/20)? “Bernie Sanders may have come first in New Hampshire, but Amy Klobuchar won,” Bloomberg (2/12…

Dark-Money Groups Back Democratic Efforts to Retake Senate

theintercept.com - Advancing Arizona launched in April and has spent at least $1.8 million on ads in the state targeting Republican Sen. Martha McSally and her vote to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. The group…

Trump’s Most Dangerous Destruction Yet

theatlantic.com - So the president spent the week reshaping the intelligence community to serve his political needs, removing those who speak inconvenient realities, and using control over classified material to suppr…

China sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison

apnews.com - BEIJING (AP) — A court in eastern China announced Tuesday that it has sentenced Gui Minhai, a naturalized Swedish citizen, to 10 years in prison. The Ningbo Intermediate People’s Court convicted the …

Russia Isn't Dividing Us -- Our Leaders Are

rollingstone.com - The latest act in the comedy began Friday, just before voting opened in the Nevada Democratic caucus. The Washington Post ran a story — sourced, I’m not joking, to “people familiar with the matter” —…


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« Reply #647 on: February 26, 2020, 07:35:23 am »

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Coronavirus’s spread in U.S. is ‘inevitable,’ CDC warns

washingtonpost.com - Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), left, speaks with Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) during a hearing with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News) By Erica Werner, close…

Coronavirus spreads further as WHO expert warns world 'not ready' for pandemic

theguardian.com - Coronavirus has spread further around the world as a World Health Organisation expert warned that countries outside China are “simply not ready” for a pandemic. The virus has proliferated in parts of…

More virus deaths outside China raise pandemic fears

news.yahoo.com - The coronavirus epidemic caused more death and disruption on Tuesday, spreading to new countries as a top health official warned the world was "simply not ready" to contain it. Even as the number of …

Coronavirus May Disrupt the 2020 Election. We Need a Plan

wired.com - Imagine it's Election Day 2020, but with a dark twist: As millions leave their homes and stand in long lines at crowded polling stations, officials urge them to don protective masks and gloves, and t…

Syria: 21 dead as targets including schools and nurseries bombed in Idlib

theguardian.com - Eight school facilities have been bombed in Syria’s Idlib province in a single day as the battle for control of the country’s last opposition stronghold intensifies. The attacks come despite warnings…

How Bernie Sanders Became a Fighter for Palestine

mintpressnews.com - SteveSalaita.com — With the Democratic primary in full swing, the outlines of public debate are pretty much entrenched. Common wisdom on the left says that all of the candidates are bad on Palestine …

New Data Shows the U.S. Military Is Severely Undercounting Civilian Casualties in Somalia

theintercept.com - Using official AFRICOM statements, local and international news reports, photos, videos, social media posts, and other open-source information, as well as internal military documents obtained by jour…

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The 2020 Race Has Become The Cable News Primary

thedailybeast.com - Democrats running for president have spent tens of millions of dollars on complicated voter outreach programs, field staff, and volunteer networks. But as they come down the critical primary stretch,…

Biopharma stocks tumble as drug supply chain risk mounts

biocentury.com - Biotech indexes lost considerable ground during Monday’s trading session amid concerns of global supply chain disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreak, although biotechs were generally spared the wor…

Brexit Talks Turn Sour As EU, UK Clash

ibtimes.com - Britain and Brussels clashed Tuesday over upcoming Brexit talks, with London roundly rejecting key elements of the EU's negotiating platform, setting up an acrimonious start to negotiations next week.

With Grenell Appointment, the Israel Lobby’s Foothold on US Intelligence Grows Even Stronger

mintpressnews.com - Last week’s appointment of U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to the post of Director of National Intelligence (DNI) received criticism from both sides of the political divide, mainly for his…

‘We Have to Look at the Underpinnings of Environmental Degradation’

fair.org - The February 21, 2020, episode of CounterSpin was a special archival show about environmental justice, cross-national organizing and solidarity, featuring excerpts of interviews with Paul Paz y Miño,…

Violence in Indian capital casts shadow over Trump’s visit

washingtonpost.com - Indian police detain members of Centre of Indian Trade Unions protesting against the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump to India, in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. India poured on the pag…

Opinion | 70 former U.S. senators: The Senate is failing to perform its constitutional duties

washingtonpost.com - The U.S. Capitol dome in June 2019. (Patrick Semansky/AP) By 70 Former U.S. Senators February 25, 2020 at 1:04 PM EST The following signers are all former U.S. senators: Dean Barkley (I-Minn.), Max B…

Supreme Court to Consider Religious Rights Case Involving Same-Sex Couples

wsj.com - WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court will consider whether the Constitution allows a Catholic organization to reject same-sex couples as foster parents in a city-funded child-welfare program, despite a local…

Three New Books on Human Consciousness to Blow Your Mind

undark.org - At the moment, you’re reading these words and, presumably, thinking about what the words and sentences mean. Or perhaps your mind has wandered, and you’re thinking about dinner, or looking forward to…

It’s dangerous for governments to claim the coronavirus outbreak is under control

qz.com - Just days before the Chinese government locked down Wuhan, the city at the center of the coronavirus outbreak, health authorities said the spread of the virus was “preventable and controllable.” A we…

Viral Video Exposes Israeli Practice of Holding and Desecrating Palestinian Bodies

mintpressnews.com - Jerusalem, Palestine — The Israeli public relations machine is once again making attempts to obfuscate and justify the actions of its army along the Gaza fence. The Gaza Strip, which holds two millio…

carbonbrief.org - Desertification has been described as “the greatest environmental challenge of our time” and climate change is making it worse. While the term may bring to mind the windswept sand dunes of the Sahara…

Europe Is Thinking Harder About Divorcing America

foreignpolicy.com - This year’s Munich Security Conference convened under the rubric of “Westlessness.” The implication was clear: Not only are the United States and Europe staking out separate, clashing positions on ev…

Civil War Rumblings? Republican Efforts to Redraw Map Along Ideological Lines Point to Dark Days Ahead

strategic-culture.org - More American conservatives, frustrated with liberalism and its radical cultural experiments, are joining a rising movement that aims to redraw several state lines. Are such desperate efforts the har…

The Glub, Glub, Glub of Recession Circling the Drain

thegreatrecession.info - Who says there is no recession anywhere in sight? It depends on where you are looking. In short, manufacturing remains in recession; corporate profits remain in recession; freight remains deep in rec…

Rising tides will leave no choice for US millions | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - Time and tide wait for no-one. As sea levels rise, the rising tides will become more impatient. Millions of Americans will have to migrate. LONDON, 26 February, 2020 – The Texan city of Houston is ab…

Trump Officials Keep Contradicting Each Other on Coronavirus

nymag.com - One of the things you want to have in the face of a potential infectious disease outbreak is credible messaging from public authorities. However, credible messaging does not appear to be one of the T…

In Second Debate, Bloomberg Was Still a Man in a Billionaire’s Bubble

nymag.com - After an abysmal performance in his first debate appearance in Las Vegas last week (featuring a particularly forceful pummeling by Elizabeth Warren), Michael Bloomberg assembled his expensive brain t…

How Much Sh*tshow Is Bill Barr's Justice Department Right Now? This Much Sh*tshow.

wonkette.com - Before we forget, we wanted to highlight some great reporting from Katie Benner and Adam Goldman at the New York Times on what's really been going on in the Justice Department and the DC US attorney'…

A Miami man who flew to China worried he might have coronavirus. He may owe thousands.

miamiherald.com - After returning to Miami last month from a work trip in China, Osmel Martinez Azcue found himself in a frightening position: he was developing flu-like symptoms, just as coronavirus was ravaging the …

Trump Administration Totally On Top Of Coronavirus Thing, Will Ask Twitter If They Have Any More Questions

wonkette.com - Stock markets have been dropping due to fears that the Covid-19 coronavirus could become a global pandemic, so Donald Trump took a little time away from hugging a fellow authoritarian leader in India…

Climate Change Is a Threat to the Future of All Children, Report Finds

time.com - Every child on Earth faces an uncertain future due to the effects of climate change and not one country is doing enough to ensure its children's sustained wellbeing, a new report says. The findings, …

Earth's coral reefs could be gone by 2100, research finds

nbcnews.com - Climate change could wipe out almost all coral reef habitats around the world by 2100, according to research released Monday. The bleak outlook forecasts that warming oceans and rising seas could hav…

Too dry to thrive: Climate change spurs Mexicans to change crops | Mexico News

aljazeera.com - At least 9,000 years ago, humans began domesticating corn for the first time near Tehuacan, in the central Mexican state of Puebla, laying the foundation for permanent settlements in the Americas. Bu…

Supply chain vulnerability exposed by coronavirus outbreak in China - Steel, Aluminum, Copper, Stainless, Rare Earth, Metal Prices, Forecasting | MetalMiner

agmetalminer.com - If the new coronavirus, COVID-19, has shown anything — apart from the risks of eating certain types of meat — it is the vulnerability of supply chains. All the metals intelligence you need in one use…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 2/27
« Reply #649 on: February 27, 2020, 06:04:19 am »

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Is Wall Street Behind the Delay in Declaring the Coronavirus Outbreak a “Pandemic”?

mintpressnews.com - A little known specialized bond created in 2017 by the World Bank may hold the answer as to why U.S. and global health authorities have declined to label the global spread of the novel coronavirus a …

Hardest-hit China, South Korea count 938 new virus cases

apnews.com - BEIJING (AP) — As the worst-hit areas of Asia continued to struggle with a viral epidemic, with hundreds more cases reported Thursday in South Korea and China, worries about infection and containment…

The Trump administration says the coronavirus vaccine might not be affordable for all Americans

businessinsider.com - Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday declined to promise that a coronavirus vaccine would be affordable for all Americans. "We would want to ensure that we work to make it affor…

U.S Has Its First ‘Community Spread’ Coronavirus Case - Incompetent CDC Refused to Test Patient

offgridsurvival.com - Thanks in large part to the United States government’s incompetent response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the United States now has its first Community Spread case of Coronavirus. A resident of Solano…

First person in U.S. tests positive for coronavirus with no known link to foreign travel

washingtonpost.com - By Lenny Bernstein, close Lenny Bernstein Reporter covering health and medicine Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Laurie McGinley and close Laurie McGinley Reporter covering health and medicine Email E…

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia bars pilgrims as global cases spread - BBC News

bbc.co.uk - There’s been an update on a story we reported yesterday - it was about two nurses from Wuhan, China, writing a letter appealing for help from other medical workers around the world to help them “batt…

Microsoft says it won't meet its sales forecast for the upcoming quarter because of the impacts of the coronavirus

businessinsider.com - Microsoft on Wednesday said it would miss its sales forecast for the upcoming quarter because of the impact of the coronavirus on its Windows and Surface businesses. The business segment Microsoft ca…

Everything We Know About the Shooting in Milwaukee at the Molson Coors Campus

nymag.com - Five people were shot and killed Wednesday on the campus of the Molson Coors beer company, according to police officials. “There are multiple people who have died, I believe, including the shooter,” …

Dozens Dead as Hindu Mobs Launch Anti-Muslim Pogroms Amid Trump Visit to India

mintpressnews.com - Much of India’s capital Delhi resembles a warzone, as huge communal riots targeting the city’s Muslim population engulfed it today. Mosques were set ablaze, with at least 27 people killed and hundred…

Delhi tense after deadly religious riots

bbc.com - Delhi remains on edge after three nights of rioting, with reports of Muslim homes and shops being targeted by violent mobs. Twenty-seven people have been killed so far in the deadliest violence the I…

Trump Insists on Paying for Coronavirus Prep by Taking Heating Aid From Poor

nymag.com - Since taking office, the Trump administration has slashed taxes by hundreds of billions of dollars, while increasing the Defense Department’s annual budget by $130 billion (a sum more than large enou…

How the US went from being indifferent to fawning over India—because of China

qz.com - On Oct. 11, 1949, at 4:40pm, Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru stepped off US president Harry Truman’s plane Independence onto the tarmac at Washington’s National Airport. Time called it “one of…

Supreme Court Ruling Hands US Border Patrol a Licence to Kill With Impunity

mintpressnews.com - June 2010, 15-year old Sergio Hernandez was playing a game with his friends in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico when a U.S. Border Patrol officer Jesus Mesa shot him in the face, killing him instantly. Mesa fir…

Bernie Sanders Can’t Win (by as Much) Unless Youth Vote Surges (Like It Recently Has)

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fair.org - “The first thing is to raise hell,” said labor organizer Mary Harris “Mother” Jones. “That’s always the first thing to do when you’re faced with an injustice and you feel powerless.” That’s not exact…

Dozens Reported Injured as Clashes Continue on Greece's North Aegean Islands

greece.greekreporter.com - Tensions on Greece’s North Aegean islands over the creation of new migrant detention centers ramped up on Wednesday, as a total of 43 police officers and dozens of residents have been reported injure…

'We're running out of water': NZ army sent in to help with Northland drought relief

theguardian.com - The New Zealand army has been sent to Northland to assist in drought relief efforts after months without any rain. The towns of Kaikohe and Kaitaia are the worst hit with severe water restrictions in…

“Catastrophic”: Trump Is Fighting With Advisers Over Pardoning Roger Stone

vanityfair.com - Donald Trump is escalating his assault on America’s legal system in ways that continue to shock. Earlier this week, the president lashed out at Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader G…

US neo-Nazis charged with harassing journalists, churches and cabinet member | US news

theguardian.com - Leaders of a neo-Nazi group have been arrested and charged in a pair of federal investigations with conspiring to harass journalists, churches and a former cabinet official, among others, with phony …

Cannibalism on rise among polar bears, say Russian scientists

phys.org - Cases of polar bears killing and eating each other are on the rise in the Arctic as melting ice and human activity erode their habitat, a Russian scientist said Wednesday. "Cases of cannibalism among…

South Korea, US postpone annual military drills due to virus

apnews.com - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean and U.S. militaries announced Thursday that they were postponing their annual joint drills due to concern about a viral outbreak that has infected soldiers …

Trump downplays risk, places Pence in charge of coronavirus outbreak response

washingtonpost.com - President Trump, with Vice President Pence and members of the coronavirus task force, speaks during a news conference Wednesdsay at the White House. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Toluse Olo…

Julian Assange condemns court for preventing him from speaking to lawyers

wsws.org - WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange issued a defiant protest in court yesterday, opposing the flagrant abuse of his fundamental legal rights in extradition proceedings brought against him by the

The Modern World is Becoming More Fragile | New Eastern Outlook

journal-neo.org - In mid-January, the Global Risks Report 2020 was published. The report which was drafted by over 750 international experts and decision makers predicts that the world can expect to see political pola…

New Study Reveals How Agroforestry May Improve Planetary Health - Resilience

resilience.org - A new study reports that agroforestry—a method integrating trees with crops and livestock—is linked with more benefits for human and planetary health than previously thought. The study, conducted by …

Chechen blogger escapes apparent assassination bid in Poland

theguardian.com - A well-known Chechen blogger has survived an apparent assassination attempt in Poland, in the latest of a series of attacks on dissidents exiled in Europe. Tumso Abdurakhmanov posted a video showing …

ICE has run facial-recognition searches on millions of Maryland drivers

washingtonpost.com - An officer watches as undocumented immigrants are deported to El Salvador in 2018 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Houston. (David J. Phillip/AP) By Drew Harwell and close Drew Harwell …

New app takes you out of the picture

techxplore.com - In a social media era where one can be "ghosted" or "canceled" at the tap of a key, it should come as no surprise that we can now be simply "erased." Call it: the "un-selfie." A Google engineer has d…

‘Furious’ Trump ‘unhappy’ with HHS secretary after massive stock market plunge over coronavirus fears: report

rawstory.com - President Donald Trump is “furious” the DOW plunged nearly 2000 points during the past two days over coronavirus fears, wiping out all of 2020’s gains as the November reelection approaches. The Presi…

Podcast: Abby Martin Resists Anti-BDS Laws & The Israeli Lobby

mintpressnews.com - Welcome to the re-launch of MintCast, the official weekly MintPress News podcast hosted by Mnar Muhawesh and Whitney Webb. MintCast is an interview podcast featuring dissenting voices, independent re…

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

nytimes.com - Twitter is a Gordian knot of news and opinion that can’t be untangled. Inside publications, news and opinion bleed together; opinion writers report while reporters opine via news analysis. Partisan c…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 2/28
« Reply #650 on: February 28, 2020, 08:17:30 am »

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Global stocks fall on virus fears after Wall Street plunge

apnews.com - Global stock markets plunged further Friday on spreading virus fears, deepening a global rout after Wall Street endured its biggest one-day drop in nine years. Germany’s DAX skidded more than 5%, Tok…

A government whistleblower alleges US health workers treated coronavirus evacuees without proper protective gear or training

businessinsider.com - According to The Times, the workers went to Travis Air Force Base and March Air Reserve Base and were ordered to go into quarantined areas without proper training in how to handle infectious diseases…

Live updates: Coronavirus pummels financial markets; Japanese island declares state of emergency

washingtonpost.com - By Adam Taylor close Adam Taylor Foreign reporter who writes about a variety of subjects Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow February 28, 2020 at 5:18 AM EST refreshRefresh for updates Fears that a coron…

Nigeria confirms first coronavirus case in sub-Saharan Africa

theguardian.com - The first confirmed case of coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa has been reported by Nigeria, as stock market losses around the world deepened amid investor alarm over a potential global pandemic. The …

Cool: Health Officials, Scientists Banned From Speaking About Coronavirus Without Mike Pence’s Approval

vanityfair.com - On Wednesday night, in an effort to allay fears about the rapidly spreading coronavirus, Donald Trump held a press conference designed to convince the American public that he’s totally got everything…

Geneva Motor Show canceled after coronavirus causes government to ban large events

theverge.com - The 2020 Geneva Motor Show is canceled after the Swiss government banned gatherings of 1,000 people or more on Friday due to concerns over the coronavirus. The ban is effective immediately and runs a…

World Bank's $500m pandemic scheme accused of 'waiting for people to die'

theguardian.com - A flagship $500m World Bank scheme to help the poorest countries deal with a health emergency is “too little too late” for the coronavirus outbreak, say health experts. The first pandemic emergency f…

Prayers at fire-bombed mosques as India's riot toll grows

apnews.com - NEW DELHI (AP) — Muslims in a northeastern neighborhood of India’s capital returned for weekly prayers at fire-bombed mosques on Friday, two days after a 72-hour clash between Hindus and Muslims that…

Russia denies responsibility for attack in northern Syria that killed 33 Turkish soldiers

washingtonpost.com - Turkish troops patrol in the town of Atareb in the rebel-held western countryside of Syria's Aleppo province on Feb. 19. (Aref Tammawi/AFP/Getty Images) By Robyn Dixon close Robyn Dixon Moscow bureau…

Brian Kemp Seemed to Really Enjoy Suppressing Votes, Congressional Report Finds

nymag.com - The House Oversight Committee held a hearing on Wednesday to address an issue that’s stymied Democrats for more than a decade: voter suppression. The event preceded a renaming ceremony for the room o…

Clearview clients include ICE, Macy's, Best Buy, leaked data reveals

dailydot.com - Clearview AI, the controversial company that made a facial recognition app that uses scraped public-facing photos online, lists several government agencies and a number of major retailers among its c…

West Texas Fracking Boom Sputters as Apache Corp. Admits Firm Lost Billions, Cites Alpine High “Challenges”

desmogblog.com - Balmorhea, Texas – Less than four years ago, oil and gas company Apache Corp. announced an oil strike worth $80 billion in one of the most pristine reaches of west Texas — the “biggest oil find” of 2…

The Red-Baiting Attacks on Bernie Sanders Ignore His Flawed Foreign Policy Record

mintpressnews.com - Bernie Sanders has once again caused a firestorm of condemnation from America’s talking heads and political mouthpieces. What did Sanders say this time that got pundits like Republican strategist and…

Houthis Release Video Showing US Destruction of Yemen's Air Defenses Before Saudi-led War Began

mintpressnews.com - Yemen’s Houthis have accused the United States of intentionally destroying the country’s air defense systems during the reign of former Yemeni president the late Ali Abdullah Saleh in preparation for…

Coronavirus Spending Bill Could be Used to Cement Spying Authorities

theintercept.com - The Trump administration’s request for $2.5 billion to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic is likely to become an unstoppable legislative vehicle — as must-pass legislation that congressional leaders o…

How Will Trump’s Supreme Court Remake America?

nytimes.com - It appears in retrospect that Thomas was obscuring his views in order to win Senate votes. On the court, he became the justice most determined to use originalism to rip up whole fields of American la…

Top General Orders Removal of All Confederate Paraphernalia From Marine Bases

slate.com - Gen. David Berger, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, on Capitol Hill on Dec. 3. Elizabeth Warren’s Deft Approach to Male Bluster, as Seen in a Disastrous Live Chris Matthews Interview For Some Rea…

In Israel, Corruption and Political Turmoil Mark Netanyahu’s Desperate Bid to Stay in Power

mintpressnews.com - Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, must be channeling the spirit of Houdini as he continues to plot his escape from one of the most convoluted political dilemmas in Israel’s history. It is n…

The Opioid Epidemic Might Be Much Worse Than We Thought

theatlantic.com - So the researchers set out to try to determine the real causes behind those unspecified drug overdoses. In the process, they uncovered something unsettling about how deaths are tracked in the U.S.: T…

Watch: Glenn Greenwald’s Exclusive Interview With Bolivia’s Evo Morales, Who Was Deposed in a Coup

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You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus

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For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

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Update (1100ET): Kudlow says "no higher priority" than the "health of the American people"
Agelbert NOTE: What 😈 Kudlow just said is actually true. Let me explain. For Kudlow and Mulvaney, both loyal 🦀 Trump lackeys, the definition of "American people" is a bit different than what they want you to believe it is. "American people" is a term defined by Trump's wrecking crew as those, including first of all Trump, who support 🦀 Trump. EVERYBODY ELSE IS EXPENDABLE to the 🐍 profit over people and planet BASTARDS. Yes, this is old news to most people who can add and subtract. But it is not that simple.

What you need to realize is that, even as these crooks and liars mouth mendacious platitudes to help Wall Street, they are ALSO planning, in typical fascist malice aforethought, to obtain MORE FASCIST POWER and make TONS OF MONEY out of the MISERY that COVID-19 will visit on we-the-people.

DON'T LET THEM GET AWAY WITH THIS SKULLDUGGERY! GET OUT OF THE STOCK MARKET AND ELECT PRESIDENT SANDERS WITH A PROGRESSIVE MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE.   

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Thank you Surly, for bringing a smile to my face.
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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Hat tip to Surly for posting a link to this EXCELLENT article by Umair Haque .

SNIPPETS:

When I look at our societies, I see three obvious patterns. They tell me our societies aren’t going to make it. Not just because, well, those patterns are there…but also because as societies we don’t seem capable of understanding or acknowledging they’re there…we won’t own up, confront, recognize, admit them. All that put together is the stuff of something very much like an inevitable social collapse. How do you treat a patient who won’t admit how sick he really is? My patterns link the hard stuff to the soft stuff — economics, politics, society, to values, priorities, what we genuinely consider worthy. They are subtle things. They’re about why we make and go on making the astonishingly foolish choices we do.

The first thing I see when I look at our societies is a pattern of staggering economic mismanagement. How is it that we had endless money for wars, for aggression, for intelligence agencies to launch covert plots to install dictators (I’m not making that up), for rage, for violence? For bank bailout? But none to bail out…the working class, the middle class, the average family? How is it that hedge funds get endless free money from the government, every single nanosecond of every single day — but literally a full half of American work “low-wage jobs”? What the? You see what I mean by staggering economic mismanagement.

And yet elites, as a whole, refuse to own up to this. Just today I saw Barack Obama tweeting how successful his economic policies were. Sorry, reality says the opposite: 75% of Americans struggle to pay the bills, 80% can’t raise a tiny amount for an emergency, incomes have stagnated for decades. Hardly the stuff of an economic miracle. But when Barack says it, you probably believe it. I get it. He’s a nice guy. His heart is in the right place. But that’s not enough to create a working society, much less economy. Every pattern I’ll speak about is a hidden one — we refuse, as a society, to own up to it. And so what can we do about it?

Underlying that pattern of staggering economic mismanagement is a set of values. We value, as a society, violence, cruelty, aggression, hostility, over and above everything else, especially their opposites: kindness, decency, gentleness. What kind of society do those values build? Can they yield anything but the dystopia we live in? ... ...

So we go on dehumanizing ourselves, and everyone around us, as a necessary consequence. We buy into the systems of our own undoing. Sorry, you aren’t good enough, pretty enough, tough enough, mean enough, selfish enough. You’re just not competitive enough to make it, son. We don’t value things like gentleness and humanity and decency — not really. They’re a sure way to get fired or demeaned or picked on or bullied, if you dare to show them, really. The story’s the same, from grade school to working life.

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Thank you Surly, for bringing a smile to my face.

"To protect and serve," AG!

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Brexit will cost the UK up to 30 times more than it will gain back from striking a Trump trade deal

businessinsider.com - Brexit will cost the UK economy up to 30 times more than the country hopes to gain back from securing a new trade deal with Trump, new official figures suggest. The UK's Department for International …

The Australian town where summer is 48 days longer than it was in the 50s

abc.net.au - Australian summers have become, on average, 31 days longer in Australia's capital cities, and in regional areas that number is even higher, according to a new report. Researchers at the Australia Ins…

Coronavirus financial collapse: "Central banks can’t come up with vaccines"

resourceinsights.blogspot.com - In a global society optimized for finance, it is easy to believe that finance holds the answer to all problems. In 2008 as shipping slowed to a crawl in the wake of the financial crash, sellers of th…

How to Destroy a Government

theatlantic.com - McCabe said that losing had been difficult but that Jill was back to taking care of children in the emergency room. “Yeah, that must have been really tough,” the president told his new FBI director. …

Landmark Win in 'Fight for Habitable Future' as Jury Refuses to Convict Climate Activists Who Presented Necessity Defense

commondreams.org - Environmentalists celebrated a landmark victory in the "fight for a habitable future" after a Portland, Oregon jury on Thursday refused to convict five Extinction Rebellion activists—including valve …

bbc.com - Germany's harvest of ice wine - a dessert wine produced from grapes that have frozen while still on the vine - has failed for the first time because the winter has been too warm. None of Germany's 13…

Photo Shows Pence Team Trying to Pray Away Coronavirus - Global Research

globalresearch.ca - Bad Medicine: Symbolic of the moral and intellectual decay at the White House, a photo shows Vice President Mike Pence and his team trying to pray away the coronavirus. On social media, conservative …

Key coronavirus question: How are children affected?

news.harvard.edu - This is the latest piece in our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the lat…

The Taliban Peace Deal Might Have Been Had Many Years and Thousands of Lives Ago

thedailybeast.com - The end was closing in on them. Not two months after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban’s Kandahar stronghold was about to fall to its Northern Alliance antagonists. The Taliban leader…

A paranoid militia infiltrating Texas police is bent on rebellion, ‘ready to rise up’

star-telegram.com - A revolution-minded, conspiracy-bent militia group named the Oath Keepers is recruiting law officers in Hood County to take up arms in what the founder predicts will be a “bloody civil war” against t…


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