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Doomstead Diner Daily 9/3
« Reply #270 on: September 03, 2019, 07:08:53 am »

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Dorian blasts Bahamas as Florida, other eastern U.S. states brace for hurricane

www.washingtonpost.com - By Jason Samenow and Jason Samenow Editor and writer covering weather and climate Email Bio Follow Andrew Freedman Andrew Freedman Editor focusing on extreme weather, climate change, science and the …


Hurricane Dorian Creates 'Utter Devastation' in Bahamas

splinternews.com - Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm, wreaked havoc in the Bahamas after hitting the islands on Sunday. On Monday, winds were blowing at a sustained speed of 165 mph with potential for gusts at 200 m…


Faced With Criticism, Trump Administration Reverses Abrupt End to Humanitarian Relief

www.nytimes.com - Without the drug, Ms. Bueso and others with the genetic disorder were unlikely to live to adulthood. Her doctor, Paul Harmatz, had said that leaving the United States would lead her to quickly fall i…


Freshman Previously Denied Entry to the United States Arrives at Harvard | News | The Harvard Crimson

www.thecrimson.com - University Hall in Harvard Yard. Harvard freshman Ismail B. Ajjawi ’23, who United States border officials turned away ten days ago, arrived on campus Monday in time for the start of classes Tuesday.…


Showdown set for the British Parliament as legislators return from summer recess

www.washingtonpost.com - The E.U. flags of anti-Brexit activists fly as pro-Brexit activists stand with their placards and demonstrate near the Houses of Parliament in central London on Sept. 3, 2019. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP…


The pound just plunged to a 2-year low after Boris Johnson threatened a general election, fanning fears of more Brexit chaos

www.businessinsider.com - Britain's pound plunged to its lowest level in two years after Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatened to call a general election in October if Parliament vote for legislation intended to prevent the…


Police never responded when neighbor of Odessa, Texas shooter called to report him last month

www.rawstory.com - … then let us make a small request. Like you, we here at Raw Story believe in the power of progressive journalism — and we’re investing in investigative reporting as other publications give it the ax…


Louisiana congressman’s pharmacies sold 1.5 million opioids to towns with population of 6,000 people

www.rawstory.com - Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA) has been caught selling a huge number of opioid pills in two very small Louisiana towns in his district, scoring big profits. According to a report this week from the Bayou …


Labor Day 2019

www.stonekettle.com - If you appreciate 40-hour work weeks, safe working conditions, higher wages, weekends, and a day off today—thank the labor movement. #LaborDay -- Hillary Clinton, Labor Day, 2019 If you appreciate 40…


Five Star Movement holds online vote on whether to form Italy coalition

www.theguardian.com - Members of Itay’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) are voting online on whether to support a proposed coalition between their party and the Democratic party (PD). The two parties unveiled …


Argentina Restricts Access to Foreign Currency to Stave Off Financial Crisis

www.nytimes.com - “Capital controls are not ideal, but they are necessary if you want to put the brakes on the foreign exchange rate,” said Marina Dal Poggetto, executive director at EcoGo, an economic consultant grou…


How White Nationalists Have Been Inspired by the Genocide of Muslims in Bosnia

theintercept.com - On a spring day in 2017, a monument was raised in the Bosnian town of Višegrad, in memory of a terrible mass murder that had occurred there two decades earlier. In a somber ceremony attended by local…


Tucker Carlson Tries To Blame Marijuana For Mass Shootings

thefreshtoast.com - The summer heat may have finally gotten to FOX News this month. Last week, we had the cable news network criticize people on the San Francisco streets shooting up marijuana. But now Tucker Carlson wa…


The hellish future of Las Vegas in the climate crisis: 'a place where we never go outside'

www.theguardian.com - The Clark county death investigator Jill Roberts vividly recalls the sunny 115F (46C) afternoon last summer when she entered a Las Vegas home with no functional air conditioning. The indoor heat felt…


The test that could save the life of a long-time smoker you know

theconversation.com - A test called CT lung cancer screening could save the lives of tens of thousands of American smokers and former smokers every year, but only only 4% of those eligible are getting it. One such patient…


Around 2,000 New Amazon Fires Recorded Despite Burning Ban

www.azocleantech.com - New fires are searing through the Amazon forest at an alarming rate which is a cause for global concern. While fires in the Amazon are not a new phenomenon – fires occur every dry season between July…


Toxic Alaska Mine Could "Destroy the World’s Last Great Sockeye Salmon Fishery"

truthout.org - Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy had nothing but encouragement for a potential investor in a controversial mine. “Alaska’s open for business,” Dunleavy told Wheaton Precious Metals, Ltd. of Canada, in a Jul…


Mekong water levels reach low record

www.mrcmekong.org - Vientiane, Lao PDR, 18 July 2019 – The Mekong water levels during this early flood season from June to July are among the lowest on record, falling below their historical long-term minimum levels. Bu…


Great white sharks have suddenly disappeared from one of their favorite hangouts

www.sciencemag.org - Great white sharks are gone from False Bay in South Africa. One theory holds that they were scared away by orcas. By Linda NordlingAug. 30, 2019 , 12:00 PM Sightings of white sharks (Carcharodon carc…


A Future Without Long-Haul Vacations

www.theatlantic.com - As this summer’s tourism season draws to a close, anyone in a half-sane society would choose this moment to stop going on far-flung vacations. That’s a hard thing for a travel writer to admit. After …


A Catholic school removed Harry Potter books from its library, warning that readers ‘risk conjuring evil spirits’

www.washingtonpost.com - A Tennessee Catholic school has removed copies of the Harry Potter book series from its library, citing fears that they "risk conjuring evil spirits." (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post) By Antonia…


Worse US Atlantic floods need planned retreat

climatenewsnetwork.net - Its coasts are at ever-greater risk from rising seas, and US Atlantic floods will soon force people to move. Why not start planning now? LONDON, 3 September, 2019 − What are now considered once-in-a-…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 9/5
« Reply #271 on: September 05, 2019, 09:21:05 am »

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‘Life-threatening’ storm surge, torrential rains and hurricane force winds pound the Carolinas as Hurricane Dorian grinds north

www.washingtonpost.com - Hurricane Dorian approaches the Carolinas on Sept. 5, 2019. (NOAA via CIRA/RAMMB) By Andrew Freedman and Andrew Freedman Editor focusing on extreme weather, climate change, science and the environmen…


Hurricane Dorian back up to Cat 3, South Carolina faces 'life-threatening' storm Thursday

www.newsweek.com - The small and resilient coast of South Carolina stands in the way of an unforgivable storm bearing its way into the Palmetto State late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. Hurricane Dorian lur…


Massive international rescue and relief effort underway in ravaged Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian aims at Carolinas

www.washingtonpost.com - By Anthony Faiola , Anthony Faiola Correspondent covering Latin America, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, human rights, poverty, globalization and economics Email Bio Follow Maria Sacchetti , Maria Sacc…


Boris Johnson Takes on Parliament—and Loses

www.newyorker.com - On Tuesday afternoon, hours before Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost a historic vote in Parliament—one that may bring down his government and force new elections in a matter of weeks—he was standing …


Brexit: Jo Johnson, brother of Boris Johnson, to stand down – live news

www.theguardian.com - Scotland’s most senior judge, Lord Carloway, has said confidential Downing Street memos showing Boris Johnson agreed to prorogue parliament 12 days before he asked the Queen might be published. The B…


‘You Can’t Know This Country’s Story Without Learning How Indian Country Fits In’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed Indian Country Today’s Mark Trahant about the Native American Presidential Forum for the August 30, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janin…


U.K. Revolt Against Boris Johnson Exposes Republicans’ Complicity With Trump

theintercept.com - Both have cynically disregarded democratic norms. In February, Trump declared a bogus “emergency” at the southern border to try and fund the building of his border wall. Last month, Johnson announced…


How Amazon Hooked America on Fast Delivery While Avoiding Responsibility for Crashes

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Subprime Auto Loans Blow Up, Delinquencies at 2009 Level, Biggest 12-Month Surge Since 2010

wolfstreet.com - The auto industry depends on subprime-rated customers that make up over 21% of total auto-loan originations. Without these customers, the wheels would come off the industry. And tightening up lending…


Fifth GOP House member from Texas says he won't run for re-election

www.cnn.com - (CNN)GOP Rep. Bill Flores announced Wednesday his plans to retire from Congress at the end of his term, becoming the fifth Texas Republican to do so this election cycle. Flores won his first election…


How Kentucky Gambled for Hundreds of Millions of Dollars From a Broadband Program It Didn't Qualify for — ProPublica

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The Justice Department Has Had the Epstein Case Since July 2006 – It’s Time to Arrest Accomplices

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Global Investment Firm Warns 7.8 Degrees of Global Warming Is Possible

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How the FEC's Near-Shutdown Could Affect the 2020 Election

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In the Fall of Rome, Good News for America

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Climate Data Is Being Privatized. Will the Public Lose Out?

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The Overstock CEO’s Wild Maria Butina Story Raises Serious Questions

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The coming anti-capitalist uprising

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Killing the Ocean

www.counterpunch.org - The oceans are “crying for mercy,” a fact that is starkly revealed in a telling 900-page draft of a forthcoming UN report due for release September 25th. The draft report obtained by Agence France-Pr…


Jacob Wohl Charged With Felony in California

www.thedailybeast.com - California authorities issued an arrest warrant for blundering conservative operative Jacob Wohl, who is now due to be arraigned on a felony charge next month, court records show. As The Daily Beast …


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Doomstead Diner Daily 9/6
« Reply #272 on: September 06, 2019, 12:07:02 pm »

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Dorian slams N.C. Outer Banks with 95 mph winds, charges toward southeast Va., southeast New England

www.washingtonpost.com - Hurricane Dorian over North Carolina Outer Banks on Friday. (NOAA) By Jason Samenow and Jason Samenow Editor and writer covering weather and climate Email Bio Follow Andrew Freedman Andrew Freedman E…


The Secret Government Rulebook for Labeling You a Terrorist

theintercept.com - In 2012 Tim Healy, the former director of the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center, described to CBS News how watchlists are used by police officers. “So if you are speeding, you get pulled over, they’ll…


NYT Remembers David Koch More as ‘Philanthropist’ Than Polluter

fair.org - The New York Times‘ obituary (8/23/19) for David Koch, a “gregarious, socially prominent New Yorker who loved the ballet.” David Koch may be dead, but his legacy of support for far-right politics and…


Analysis | Boris Johnson takes a wrecking ball to government and gets hit himself

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Boris Johnson’s Brexit Carnage

www.newyorker.com - The symbolism of the physical state of the Palace of Westminster, where Parliament meets, was almost too crude this week. Big Ben was sheathed in layers of scaffolding and black construction netting.…


Unsealed Filings Detail Felix Sater’s Work as an Intelligence Asset, With Significant Gaps

theintercept.com - Felix Sater was among the most closely held secrets for federal prosecutors and investigators in New York for nearly a decade. Two documents unsealed Friday following a request by The Intercept revea…


MIT Media Lab founder: Taking Jeffrey Epstein’s money was justified

www.technologyreview.com - MIT Media Lab director Joichi Ito has faced pressure to resign after revealing that he took research funding from financier and alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. But today Nicholas Negroponte, …


Lawmakers and Students Say Professors Who Sexually Harass Should Face Stronger Consequences — ProPublica

www.propublica.org - This article was produced in partnership with NPR Illinois, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ProPublica Illinois is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces invest…


Debra Messing called for outing Trump supporters. Trump likened her to McCarthy

www.nbcnews.com - For days, Debra Messing, the star of "Will & Grace," has been calling for a full disclosure of President Donald Trump’s supporters, arguing that the public should know who is donating to and fundrais…


Walmart’s Gun Decision Is Less Political Than It Looks

nymag.com - Much of the coverage of Walmart’s decision to step back from the guns and ammunition business has focused on how the company is (or is not) aligning itself with its customers’ political and social vi…


Representative Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, Republican Mainstay, Is Set to Retire

www.nytimes.com - WASHINGTON — Representative Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, a Republican mainstay who found his way to the center of many of Washington’s most divisive political debates over the past four decades, s…


White House Prepares to Revoke California’s Right to Set Tougher Pollution Rules

www.nytimes.com - California’s special right to set its own tailpipe pollution rules dates to the 1970 Clean Air Act, the landmark federal legislation designed to fight air pollution nationwide. The law granted Califo…


Bugs and bores: a source of dangerous bacteria in remote communities' water supply

theconversation.com - A study of three remote community water supplies in northern Australia, published today in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, revealed that bores with high levels of iron were more likely …


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

undark.org - Are eggs good or bad? That depends on what study you’re reading. It’s been a tortuous path for the humble egg. For much of our history, it was a staple of the American breakfast — as in, bacon and eg…


A Summer of Unprecedented Brutality in Moscow

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How a “Kamikaze” GOP Primary Could Hit Trump Where It Hurts

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Katrina: A Manmade Storm with Greg Palast

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New Campaign Begins To Stop Facial Recognition

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The West Oppressed The Third World For So Long That It Became Third World Itself

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Joni Ernst Wants to Cut Social Security Behind Closed Doors

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Alaska’s Sea Ice Completely Melted for First Time in Recorded History

www.resilience.org - “Even if we can’t escape its consequences, it is not too late to escape the mindset that brought us here.” —Alice O’Keeffe, reviewing This Is Not a Drill The country of Iceland has held a funeral for…


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« Reply #273 on: September 06, 2019, 01:03:14 pm »
👍 Good info on the CT scan for early Lung Cancer detection and prevention. I technically do not qualify because I never did smoke a pack a day. In fact, I would stop for a year or so, on three or four separate periods, during the 30 years I smoked more than half a pack a day.

It's been 12 years since I quit smoking. However, for the decade before that, I had been smoking  htree cancer sticks a day (or less). Carmen was always on my case to quite. I had worked my way all the way to one cancer stick a day in 2006.

On January 3, 2007, I experienced multiple syncopes. I got implanted with a dual chamber Medtronic pacemaker. I had a smoke after I left the hospital. :P

That night at around 3:00 A.M. I had to poop. I nearly passed out on the head. I managed to lay down on the floor. Carmen was asleep. It was another syncope. The pacemaker kicked in and the nausea and dizziness left me.


I have not smoked since then.

There is an old saying in Spanish: "A golpes aprende el perro." The rough translation, that applies more to people than dogs, is that physical blows teach the dog, It applies 100% to me. 
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

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« Reply #274 on: September 07, 2019, 06:20:41 pm »
Shifting Blame Is a Favorite Habit of 🦕🐍🦖 Polluters and This 🦀 President

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William Rivers Pitt, TRUTHOUT

PUBLISHED September 7, 2019

Trump blaming businesses for the failures of his economic policies, polluters blaming consumers for the state of the environment, is all of a piece: The captain of the Titanic blaming the passengers for the iceberg. Both Trump and the polluters have a great deal of power and money to fling their blame-shifting into the zeitgeist. Please don't fall for it.

During the CNN climate town hall on Wednesday night, presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren forcefully blew the lid off the idea that consumers must bear the blame for the state of the environment. The altogether glorious moment came when 🐍 Chris Cuomo, one of the town hall hosts, became the first golf ball in history to put itself on a tee.

“Today the president announced plans to roll back energy-saving lightbulbs,” said 🐍 Cuomo to Warren, “and he wants to reintroduce four different kinds. Do you think that the government should be in the business of telling you what kind of lightbulb you can have?”

Warren , in response, went full No Time For Your Bullshit, Chris. “Oh, come on, give me a break,” she began, before cracking off one of the more important moments of the evening:

This is exactly what the 🦕🦖 fossil fuel industry hopes we’re all talking about. That’s what they want us to talk about. “This is your problem.” They want to be able to stir up a lot of controversy around your lightbulbs, around your straws, and around your cheeseburgers. When 70 percent of the pollution of the carbon that we’re throwing into the air comes from three industries, and we can set our targets and say, by 2028, 2030, and 2035, no more. Think about that. Right there.

Now, the other 30 percent, we still got to work on. Oh, no, we don’t stop at 70 percent. But the point is, that’s where we need to focus. And why don’t we focus there? It’s corruption. It’s these giant corporations that keep hiring the PR firms that — everybody has fun with it, right, gets it all out there — so we don’t look at who’s still making the big bucks off polluting our Earth.

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Doomstead Diner Daily 9/8
« Reply #275 on: September 08, 2019, 10:26:48 am »
Am still traveling so publications. will be occasional. Today is one such occasion.

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The US military may have spent millions to help prop up a Trump resort

www.vox.com - The House Oversight Committee is investigating military spending at an airport near a Trump property in Ayer, Scotland, as well as visits to that property by service members, in the latest of a growi…


Trump says he canceled secret meeting with Afghan president, Taliban at Camp David

www.washingtonpost.com - By Seung Min Kim and Seung Min Kim White House reporter Email Bio Follow Anne Gearan Anne Gearan White House reporter Email Bio Follow September 8 at 8:58 AM President Trump said Saturday that he had…


France threatens to veto further Brexit extension

www.theguardian.com - The French government has threatened to veto a further Brexit extension due to the “worrying” lack of progress in the recent talks, as EU diplomats expressed their frustration at being caught up in g…


Week in Review: Clinging to reality under a post-truth government

www.politics.co.uk - Lots of big meaty political values are at stake at the moment, alongside Britain's relationship to the EU. The battles being fought this week will help define the kind of constitutional governance th…


Frank Rich: Sharpiegate and Trump’s Escalating War on Reality

nymag.com - Most weeks, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich speaks with contributor Alex Carp about the biggest stories in politics and culture. Today, what to make of Trump’s increasingly erratic behav…


Here's all the times Trump has defended himself about Hurricane Dorian hitting Alabama

www.newsweek.com - President Donald Trump erroneously stated that Hurricane Dorian was going to hit Alabama as the storm made its way toward the United States. Then he doubled down on the claim after the National Weath…


NOAA’s support of Trump over its own scientists provokes uproar in weather community

www.washingtonpost.com - Hurricane Dorian seen via a NOAA satellite on Sept. 6, 2019. (NOAA/RAMMB) By Jason Samenow and Jason Samenow Editor and writer covering weather and climate Email Bio Follow Andrew Freedman Andrew Fre…


Protests over Russian local election make Kremlin nervous

apnews.com - MOSCOW (AP) — A seemingly second-tier local election has evolved into a major challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin, triggering the biggest protests against his rule in seven years and causin…


NOAA staff warned in Sept. 1 directive against contradicting Trump

www.washingtonpost.com - By Andrew Freedman , Andrew Freedman Editor focusing on extreme weather, climate change, science and the environment. Email Bio Follow Colby Itkowitz and Colby Itkowitz Congress, campaigns, health po…


He defied Boris Johnson. Now the prime minister’s party is gunning for his seat, with Brexit on the line.

www.washingtonpost.com - By Griff Witte Griff Witte Roaming America after years overseas in Europe, the Middle East and South Asia Email Bio Follow September 7 at 9:23 AM BRACKNELL, England — When Phillip Lee walked across t…


Amy Siskind's List Week 147

theweeklylist.org - This week is not the longest list with Congress out on summer break for the sixth and final week, but it is perhaps the most alarming in terms of the irreverent authoritarian actions by Trump, who co…


Trump lawyers ask judge to dismiss suit for president's tax returns

www.politico.com - President Donald Trump’s lawyers asked a federal judge Friday to dismiss House Democrats’ lawsuit seeking to force him to turn over his federal tax returns. In a filing this evening, they argued the …


I'd dreamed of going off-grid and it was perfect ... until it wasn't | Johanna Leggatt

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How White Nationalists Have Been Inspired by the Genocide of Muslims in Bosnia

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Anti-Vaxxers Lack Trust. Here's Why.

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MH17 suspect among prisoners swapped by Ukraine with Russia - Dutch government

news.yahoo.com - AMSTERDAM, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Ukraine has included a man suspected of involvement in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014, which killed 298 people, in a prisoner swa…


The Long, Strange Voyage of Ancient Texts

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Why Is it So Hard to Match Patients With Their Medical Records?

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Planet has just 5% chance of reaching Paris climate goal, study says

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‘Give me a break’: Elizabeth Warren says the lightbulb and plastic straw debates are distractions

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Boris Johnson 'could be jailed for refusing to seek Brexit delay'

www.theguardian.com - Jeremy Corbyn has warned Boris Johnson he is not above the law after the prime minister suggested he would refuse to seek another Brexit extension, despite MPs passing a bill to prevent a no-deal Bre…


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« Reply #276 on: September 08, 2019, 10:28:45 am »
👍 Good info on the CT scan for early Lung Cancer detection and prevention. //
On January 3, 2007, I experienced multiple syncopes. I got implanted with a dual chamber Medtronic pacemaker. I had a smoke after I left the hospital. :P

That night at around 3:00 A.M. I had to poop. I nearly passed out on the head. I managed to lay down on the floor. Carmen was asleep. It was another syncope. The pacemaker kicked in and the nausea and dizziness left me.


I have not smoked since then.

There is an old saying in Spanish: "A golpes aprende el perro." The rough translation, that applies more to people than dogs, is that physical blows teach the dog, It applies 100% to me.

 I too am descended from a long line of people who never learned anything the easy way, and who believed the best way to take down a wall is with one's head.

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« Reply #277 on: September 08, 2019, 04:23:29 pm »
👍 Good info on the CT scan for early Lung Cancer detection and prevention. //
On January 3, 2007, I experienced multiple syncopes. I got implanted with a dual chamber Medtronic pacemaker. I had a smoke after I left the hospital. :P

That night at around 3:00 A.M. I had to poop. I nearly passed out on the head. I managed to lay down on the floor. Carmen was asleep. It was another syncope. The pacemaker kicked in and the nausea and dizziness left me.


I have not smoked since then.

There is an old saying in Spanish: "A golpes aprende el perro." The rough translation, that applies more to people than dogs, is that physical blows teach the dog, It applies 100% to me.

I too am descended from a long line of people who never learned anything the easy way, and who believed the best way to take down a wall is with one's head.

The upside to our ability to (eventually) learn, but almost exclusively by experience, is that we actually do learn. 

That is more than I can say for the 'greed is good' intellimorons destroying human society's environmental seed corn.

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Trump 😈 begins the Election Campaign Populist 😇 Head Fake by Firing 😉 Bolton.


Trump 🦀 just "fired" Neocon 🦍 Warmonger Bolton. 🤔

These comments accurately reflect my views on the matter:

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musimann
Well Trump is a liar. We know that. Cept the trumptards who still hang on his every lie. Bolton was an evil bastard but who hired him? Trump is zero for twenty. What an ***.

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Trump's White House Thugs

a building infested with society's rejects,

hardened criminals without honor or fame or shame,

the Swamp's ugliest mutants, dangerous nutria -

America's poor are bleached by them.

Kotzbomber747
Of course Trump fired Bolton, because next year there will be elections and Trump DESPERATELY needs to polish up his image of "swamp drainer."

The question is: will Trump's Zionist backers and Bibi let him get away with this, or will Trump hire an even BIGGER neocon and war criminal (like Elliott Abrams) as National Security Advisor?

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/trump-fires-john-bolton-after-disagreeing-strongly-his-suggestions



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September 11, 2019

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"The Helplessness I Felt Was Matched Only By The Silence That Followed" - Never Forget 9/11

Agelbert NOTE: TPTB rolled out there annual exercise in tear jerking, bold faced BULLSHIT about "never forgetting" 9/11. The Propaganda piece was actually about 😈 making sure the American public NEVER REMEMBERS how utterly OBVIOUS it was, and still is, that the beneficiaries of 9/11 were the SAME PNAC (see: "New" Pearl Harbor) Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, neocon Mossad False Flag Attack BASTARDS who, with malice aforethought, planned 9/11, executed 9/11 and subsequently covered up evidence of pre-planted explosives that demolished three WTC buildings on 9/11.   

Most of the comments on ZH made it crystal clear that the American public no longer falls for that "19 Ayrabs did it" CRAP. Good!

Realhistory
Aluminum clad airplanes with a few gallons of fuel break and melt the 1360 ft tall steel pillars on the twin towers and turn the cement into powder. WOW!   Why does the military need missiles with super explosives when they could use inexpensive drones and some jet fuel.

Lakecity55
Exactly  why we don't need Hypersonic Missiles. We have American Airlines!

Giant Meteor
Yes, this is what one gets when mixing an MBA in finance, with a journalism degree .. Heavenly bodies and masters of the universe,  all rolled up into one .

Ben A Drill
When I watched that nightmare,I believed every bit of it.  Now, not even close. 

VWAndy
Who could have believed our own government would do such a thing?

Bastiat
When the towers went down at freefall speed, at a deep level, under the horror, I said "WTF?"  When Bldg 7 went down I said: "No ******* Way!"

VWAndy
It took me a bit longer to sort it out. Thats on me for letting my own bias cloud my judgements. Its been a long road getting over them. Even now I still want to be able to trust people when I shouldnt. Just this year I let my trusting nature almost get the better of me.

Bastiat
Aluminum planes cutting through 5" of structural steel?

If you throw a beer can at hammer at 500mph, it WILL NOT penetrate the hammer.

Ms No
Do you ever have a day where you just wake up and are shocked at the three ring horror shitshow that we live under, as if you forgot to notice for a bit and then it slapped you in the face? I had that yesterday.

This is some scary **** and its like body snatchers out there. Pat yourself on the back for knowing whats going on, keeping your cool and being sane at all, because this **** is a horror. Most cant even look at reality because they cant handle it psychologically, like maybe this author.

HushHushSweet
I think this author gets paid to push drivel.

Ms No
Thats more likely in this case. Palm licking, virtue signalling, fake media...

Giant Meteor
I actually feel sorry for her, but not for the reasons she attempts to lay down here .. but her piece does gives an extreme crystalization of exactly how far down the rabbit hole this thing goes .. to my way of thinking, none better ..

It is sad ..

Is-Be
The USA has two staunch allies, Saudi Arabia and Israel.

They both took one for the team.

There was no seismic signal other than rebound. Nothing other than dust hit the ground.

The empirical evidence must guide us, no matter where it leads.

VWAndy
Whats really a stunner is how many in our government went right along with it for their regular paychecks. All 50 State AGs. Everyone in law enforcement. The whole msm was reading from prepared scripts as it unfolded. They all had the harley guys line word for word.

 Yes folks they sold out humanity for a paycheck.

 That said. We will need to barter for justice.

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**** Cheney's Quotes

"if this was a democracy voters would count for something"

"the Pentagon is still looking for the $3 trillion they lost"

"what's good for Halliburton is good for America"

"taxpayers must realize it's not all fun and games"

stakling12321
Take the red pill, Danielle.

Either you’re too traumatized by the events of 9/11 to face the facts of what really happened, or you’re too ingrained in the state/media narrative to question it.

Elements of the state apparatus in usa, Israel, and Saudi Arabia perpetrated 9/11

it was a false flag, a psy-op against the American people, a gold heist, an insurance scam, and an insider trading bonanza.

silentboom
911 Truth!  The official story is a fairy tale.
 
mtumba
"We are a People of Amazing Grace who have not permitted the passage of time to besmirch the price paid by 2,977 patriots 18 years ago today."

Getting killed isn't patriotic.

small axe
written by the NSA tear-jerk algo? Or maybe the jerk-off algo.

if I get to heaven and there's a trading floor, I'm going to puke.

Zeuskiy Babarusky
Anyone here know who shorted American Airlines' stock like two or three days before 9/11. It seems to be pretty commonly known that it happened, but finding anyone who can do more than only speculate, who it was who shorted AA stocks is evasive. I know Jim Rickards, and probably many others, have videos and writings that mention the shorting, but nobody ever has come out so say who it was. It was someone who had information it was going to happen, how it would happen, and a pretty large sum of money, that much is assured.

lakecity55
No doubt all the big fish in the know gave their money to a broker and had him short the stock. The broker was later found shot "33" times, and declared a suicide by the ME, who coincidentally died in a tragic auto crash the next day.

Giant Meteor
Sounds about right ..

I'm afraid the evidence went up in smoke ..

Those two towers and three big smoking holes, covered a multitude of sins ..

P'Od_Accountant
WTC 7 collapse helped literally bury most financial records of Enron.

The Goy Wonder
Don't forget the Pentagon being hit right in the office where investigation to all that lost money was going on.

But that's just pure coincidence...

Jung
Great day again for Israel: ready to further steal land with impunity with the Zionists ruling as they did then in 2001.

They have shown they can do whatever they like: 9/11; Mossad ruled as they did with JFK. Dare say it and you will be treated like you were anti-Semitic or some such slur. They won and still are winning all the time and there is nobody who can stop them. EVery POTUS will play their game while pretending to fight this "Deep State". They win by deception and have Trump on their side.

theWHTMANN
Who "aimed" the planes at the buildings again?  Why did they do it? 

Ignoring the motive for this is self fagellation at best, **** at worse.

Erwin643
"ANGELS MANNING HEAVEN'S TRADING FLOORS"??

What the ****??

You mean shady trading firms like Cantor Fitzgerald?

Take your Angels and Heaven's trading floors and shove them up your ***. I didn't know they had trading firms in Heaven.

How about remembering the three million dead Vietnamese who the U.S. killed, after creating it's own war in Southeast Asia (started after interfering with the Geneva Agreement of 1954: An internationally brokered agreement to settle Vietnam's sovereignty using a political process).

Not to mention 100,000's of firebombed Japanese, etc., etc.
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Published 9/11/2019

BY Paul Craig Roberts

SNIPPET:

America's reputation has been shattered along with the Constitution, international law, and seven nations in whole or part. The massive crimes against the Bill of Rights and the population of seven nations are the direct consequence of 9/11.

Over the years I have reported the findings of scientists, engineers, and architects that indicate that the official story is false. I had an open mind for two reasons. One is that having been an engineering student, I could tell the difference from a building falling down from asymmetrical structural damage and a building blowing up.

The other is that having been involved in policy issues in Washington for a quarter century I knew that such a humiliating defeat suffered by the world's only superpower at the hands of a few Muslim terrorists would have brought instant demands from the White House, Congress, and media for investigation into how every aspect of the American national security state failed simultaneously on one morning.

Instead the White House resisted the 9/11 families demands for an investigation for one year and never delivered a forensic investigation. Instead, the country was given a 9/11 Commission Report that was merely the government's official story of what happened.

No heads rolled. No one was fired or even reprimanded. To hold no one accountable for such a massive failure and humiliating defeat is not a believable response if the official 9/11 story is true.

Full article with MANY excellent links to the TRUTH about 9/11:


Paul Craig Roberts is right. It is not a coincidence that all but the wealthiest Americans of the Evil Parasites 'R' US class have. since the year 2000, massively lost economic ground along with the unconstitutional loss of freedoms that 9/11 enabled. Oligarchic asset stripping of a country, and simultaneous deliberate impoverishment and cruel oppression of the masses, always go hand in hand.

"You're Forecasting A Revolution" - Household Leverage Ratios By Wealth Distribution

Authored by Global Macro Monitor,

We are just starting to play with the wealth distribution data and will have much more coming your way.  What we have seen so far is shocking.

The distribution of wealth has deteriorated significantly over the past 20 years and is now so skewed toward the top that average U.S. household wealth is close to $1 million, though the median household wealth is only around $70k.

In fact, the aggregate level of wealth of the bottom 50 percent peaked in Q1 2000, the height of the dot.com bubble, and is down almost 10 percent in nominal terms.  Whereas, the aggregate wealth level of the top 1 percent is up almost 120 percent over the same period.


If  I brought a number or a forecast like that to my manager when I was a very young economist working on the World Bank’s capital flows model back in the day, he would say,

“You are forecasting revolution.”

Note the relative leverage ratio of the bottom 50 percent.  For several quarters after the GFC the bottom 50 percent, not all households but in aggregate, were technically insolvent, where debt levels were greater than the value of assets ( > 100 percent on the chart).

These data put the current political climate and debate around debt forgiveness in context. They also reflect the two-speed U.S. economy.

Stay tuned for some more shocking data.

Long pitchforks.


https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/youre-forecasting-revolution-household-leverage-ratios-wealth-distribution

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

 

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