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« Reply #105 on: June 21, 2019, 06:24:20 am »

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Trump ordered an attack on Iran, but called off the operation at the last minute

www.washingtonpost.com - By Missy Ryan , Missy Ryan Reporter covering the Pentagon, military issues and national security Email Bio Follow Erin Cunningham and Erin Cunningham Middle East reporter covering Iran, Turkey, Syria…


Next Contestant, Iran: Meet America’s Permanent War Formula

www.rollingstone.com - Here we go again. Iran has not only shot down an American spy drone over the Strait of Hormuz, but refuses to feel bad about it. Iran’s General Hossein Salami — one assumes this is a real person — sa…


Walmart got a $2.2 billion tax cut. Now it's laying off workers

www.salon.com - Walmart announced it will lay off hundreds of workers in North Carolina despite receiving billions in tax cuts that the Republican Party and President Trump claimed would spur job growth. The giant r…


Fact checking doesn’t work (the way you think it does)

fullfact.org - Fact checkers need to move from ‘publish and pray’ to ‘publish and act’ This post will appear on the websites of Africa Check (in English and French), Chequeado (in Spanish), and Full Fact (in Englis…


Protests and clashes in Chennai as India water crisis worsens

edition.cnn.com - There was some respite for Chennai residents Thursday when the city received its first major rainfall of the year. "The next two days will see light to moderate rainfall in the city. It will give rel…


Dems ponder a ‘science fiction’ scenario: What if Trump won’t accept 2020 defeat?

www.politico.com - On Twitter last weekend, President Donald Trump pondered, “do you think the people would demand that I stay longer?” | Evan Vucci/AP Photo The situations all seem far-fetched, but the president's com…


Of Two Minds - The Fed's Casino Is Giving Away Free Gambling Chips (But Only to the Super-Rich)

www.oftwominds.com - The rest of us eat our losses, either all at once or in bitter bites as we trudge through the financial wasteland left after bubbles burst. The news that the Federal Reserve Casino is giving away fre…


Never gonna give you up: how plastic seduced America

www.theguardian.com - In 1957 Disneyland opened the Monsanto House of the Future, an all-plastic dwelling. Over the next 10 years millions of visitors passed through its fantastical rooms, designed by MIT architects with …


Direct Action Shuts Down Coal Infrastructure in Germany

unicornriot.ninja - Viersen, Germany – Unicorn Riot is on scene of the Ende Gelände action camp. This is the fifth year climate activists have gathered to block German coal infrastructure around mines owned by energy gi…


Donald Trump Will Do Anything To Avoid Prosecution–And John Bolton Will Help

www.fastcompany.com - This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company. advertisement advertisement In October 2017, U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson died in a ha…


Three Facebook moderators break their NDAs to expose a company in crisis

www.theverge.com - Content warning: This story contains descriptions of violent acts against people and animals, accounts of sexual harassment and post-traumatic stress disorder, and other potentially disturbing conten…


Spy-Satellite Images Reveal How Climate Change Is Rapidly Melting the Himalayan Glaciers

www.newyorker.com - Over the last several years, on Mt. Everest, veteran alpine guides have reported seeing an increasing number of human skeletons and frozen corpses. One guide named Gelje Sherpa told the Times that wh…


No System of Government Designed by Human Beings Can Survive What the Climate Crisis Will Bring

www.esquire.com - It is a long held belief here in the shebeen that, thanks to those clever Chinese climate hoaxsters, the next world wars are going to be fought not over oil, but over water. This is especially true i…


Are hurricanes lingering near the coast longer? - Sustainability Math

sustainabilitymath.org - The NASA research feature Tropical Cyclones are Stalling More by Kasha Patel (6/619) reports on hurricanes that stall for two days or more near U.S. coasts (graph copied here). In a study published o…


Congress Targets Middle-Class Retirement Savings | DCReport.org

www.dcreport.org - If you thought it was a safe bet to put your money into retirement plans over the span of your career for estate planning, think again; the government now wants to take a large cut of those via new s…


In a Colony of 40,000, Just Two Penguin Chicks Survived This Year

www.esquire.com - Here's a cheery thought to start the week. All over the world, for the past few years, birds have been starving to death. Some of it is attributable to those clever Chinese climate hoaxsters. Some of…


Immigration: How ancient Rome dealt with the Barbarians at the gate

theconversation.com - A caravan of Goths – the Thervingi and the Greuthungi – were massing along the Danube river, at the border of the Roman Empire. This was not an invading army, but men, women, and children fleeing the…


Climate change SHOCK: Sea level rise forecasts were wrong by 80 percent

www.express.co.uk - 1. If global temperatures rise by just 1.5C degrees, NASA estimates more than half of the world’s population will suffer reduced access to fresh water. 2. Heatwaves triggered by spiking temperatures …

Wildfires rage near Siberia's "mouth of hell" — a giant depression that's getting bigger due to global warming - ImaGeo

blogs.discovermagazine.com - I started writing this post last week after seeing the stunning satellite image above showing a blazing Siberian wildfire. When I returned to finish the post today, I learned from a story in the Sibe…


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