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« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2019, 07:30:29 am »

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Media Stenography Turns Beheaded Saudi Protesters Into ‘Terrorism’

fair.org - Time‘s headline (4/23/19) accepts the reality of the Saudi government charges against the people it executed–which weren’t even the actual charges they were convicted under. Saudi Arabia executed 37 …

Trump, frustrated by advisers, is not convinced the time is right to attack Iran

www.washingtonpost.com - By John Hudson , John Hudson National security reporter focusing on the State Department and diplomacy. Email Bio Follow Shane Harris , Shane Harris Intelligence and national security reporter Email …

No ‘do-over’ on Mueller probe, White House lawyer tells House panel, saying demands for records, staff testimony will be refused

www.washingtonpost.com - By Carol D. Leonnig , Carol D. Leonnig National investigative reporter focused on the White House and government accountability Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey and Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the Whit…

Trial of Policeman in Eric Garner Case Too Little, Too Late

www.rollingstone.com - Related: Taibbi on Lessons Learned from Eric Garner Case Five years ago this July, a 43-year-old father and small-time street dealer, Eric Garner, was killed in explosion of unnecessary violence. Pol…

Don’t Use The Right’s Assumptions To Make The Left’s Arguments |

www.currentaffairs.org - Sooner or later, anyone trying to advance a political cause will encounter the same difficult question: in trying to persuade people, should I make the argument most likely to be effective, or just s…

Donald Trump’s Not Anti-War, He Just Wants the U.S. Military to Focus on Stealing Oil

theintercept.com - Donald Trump’s attempt to present himself as an anti-war candidate is based on his perfect 20/20 hindsight of the disastrous consequences of regime change in Iraq and Libya — military campaigns he pu…

White House creates tool for people to report alleged social media bias

www.cnn.com - The White House on Wednesday launched a tool for people to report instances of social media bias. Trump and top Republicans have for years accused companies such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter of b…

How The Trump Administration Is Chipping Away at Social Security Benefits | DCReport.org

www.dcreport.org - The Trump administration, continuing its assaults on the most vulnerable Americans, is now going after disabled people with limited English proficiency. Dependent children of people who become disabl…

Newsbud Exclusive- Israel’s Mossad Replaces CIA as Handler of Libyan Strongman Khalifa Haftar

www.newsbud.com - A recent revelation, albeit quietly by choice, has been trickling under the popular western-dominated news radar. This under-reported, to the point of outright censored, exposé, has to do with Israel…

Trump Wants to Sell Public Power Agencies to Wall Street | DCReport.org

www.dcreport.org - People and businesses would pay much higher electricity prices under revived Trump administration plans to sell nonprofit electricity grids owned by taxpayers, killing one of the most enduring and be…

Federal Report Says Hanford’s Radioactive Waste Treatment Plant Is Built With Questionable Parts

www.spokanepublicradio.org - Like the crumbling gasket in your kitchen faucet, sometimes even small parts can mean a lot. Now, federal watchdogs are looking into all types of parts at a $17 billion construction project at the Ha…

‘Extraordinary thinning’ of ice sheets revealed deep inside Antarctica

www.theguardian.com - Ice losses are rapidly spreading deep into the interior of the Antarctic, new analysis of satellite data shows. The warming of the Southern Ocean is resulting in glaciers sliding into the sea increas…

We’re just beginning to grasp the toll of the Islamic State's archaeological looting in Syria

theconversation.com - The Islamic State surrendered its last scrap of territory, in Baghouz, Syria, this past March. While some argue that celebrations of IS’s demise are premature, there’s no question that the terrorist …

Science, Sensationalism, and the Lessons of 'Insectageddon'

undark.org - When I was growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, long before we spent our evenings drawn to the soft glow of electronic devices, I would sit down in my grandparents’ backyard on summer nights and watch the …

Asia Times | Putin’s ploy to turn Turkey steams ahead | Article

www.asiatimes.com - In a series of statements last week, Turkish President Recep Erdogan and high-ranking officials in Ankara reiterated their commitment to purchase Russian S-400 surface-to-air missiles – a deal that h…

Quod Erat Demonstrandum

www.stonekettle.com - I judge people based on their capability, honesty, and merit. -- Donald Trump I judge people based on their capability, honesty, and merit. -- Donald Trump Give me what I want, or I'll punish the who…

Italian island of Capri bans single-use plastics

www.treehugger.com - But there's a strange loophole for biodegradable plastics, which we know aren't much better. If you find yourself on the island of Capri, you'd better not have a plastic fork stuck in your bag, or el…

Half of all amphibian species at risk of extinction

www.nationalgeographic.com - Evidence that the world’s amphibians are in peril continues to mount. In March, a study published in the journal Science found that 501 species of frogs and salamanders had been driven toward extinct…

"Bomb Carbon" Has Been Found in Deep-Ocean Creatures

www.scientificamerican.com - The Mariana Trench, in the western Pacific Ocean between Japan and Papua New Guinea, plunges nearly seven miles below the surface at its deepest point. It is one of the most inaccessible environments…

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