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Doomstead Diner Daily 10/11
« Reply #360 on: October 11, 2019, 07:09:17 pm »
I had to be out of the house by 5 every day this week, leaving no time for assemblymen bing a paper. Here's a late Friday edition.

News digest brought to you by the Doomstead Diner.

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PG&E was once part of the climate-denial machine that helped fuel California's blackout crisis

www.motherjones.com - The Camp Fire in Paradise, California in 2018.Neal Waters, ZUMA Rather than take the chance that its downed power lines would spark another blaze like last year’s Camp Fire, Pacific Gas and Electric …

Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Under Criminal Investigation

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Trump’s Betrayal of the Kurds May Be the Dumbest Move of His Presidency

nymag.com - A few long years ago, Donald Trump overcame 16 other Republican candidates — and the unified opposition of the GOP Establishment — to win his party’s nomination. He then overcame the most well-funded…

Trump Bored by His Own Speech, Just Wants to Talk About TV Shows

nymag.com - Roughly half an hour into his rally in Minneapolis last night, President Trump was reciting his prepared remarks about the evil political establishment shipping jobs overseas and flooding your commun…

Why Is William Barr Meeting With Rupert Murdoch?

www.vanityfair.com - Donald Trump might not be president were it not for Fox News, the right-wing network that for years gave the blustery game show host a political platform and in 2016 promoted his long-shot candidacy.…

Dark money is pouring in to protect the "worst energy policy in the country"

www.motherjones.com - This summer, Ohio’s beleaguered nuclear and coal plants got a major gift in the promise of a big bailout. Now, the fight over that promise has escalated into one of the most dramatic and bizarre show…

“Stand Down”: Ronan Farrow’s Producer on How NBC Killed Its Weinstein Story

www.vanityfair.com - The next morning, after NBC put Ronan on the Today show to discuss our Weinstein reporting, we exchanged texts. “They’re panicked,” he told me. “I was on the phone w [NBC spokesman Mark] Kornblau and…

Who's the secret Russian in the indictment of Giuliani's pals? We found some clues.

www.motherjones.com - Booking photos of Lev Parnas, left, and Igor Fruman./AP When the US attorney for the Southern District of New York charged two associates of Rudy Giuliani and two other men on Wednesday with campaign…

We found the corruption: Giuliani pals making shady donations to pro-Trump GOPers for Ukrainians

www.motherjones.com - As Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump squawk that the president’s quid-pro-quo-ish call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was only prompted by Trump’s heartfelt desire to address “corruption” i…

The Actual Laws Trump Has Broken Amount to 10 Years in Prison

theintercept.com - They are, however, indictable. A variety of felony criminal statutes plainly implicate Trump’s behavior, and come with lengthy prison sentences — the types of sentences doled out for high crimes, to …

The average US worker would need 10 times the lengt

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Court Ruling Shows How FBI Abused NSA Mass Surveillance

theintercept.com - The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court found that the FBI may have violated the rights of potentially millions of Americans — including its own agents and informants — by improperly searching th…

Study Predicts 'Frightening Future' for North American Birds, With Two-Thirds of Species Extinct by 2100 If Earth Warms More Than 1.5 Degrees

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Bloodied clothes and body bags: Kurds mourn dead in Syria

www.theguardian.com - In a wooden hut at the back of a hospital, a woman cradled the head of a dead man and dabbed away grime and blood with a sponge. A blanket covered the man’s mutilated lower half. His blood-soaked mil…

Some in Hong Kong Feel Frustrated, as their City is Losing to Mainland China

www.unz.com - Hong Kong is losing to Mainland China. Its poverty rates are high, it suffers from corruption and savage capitalism. It is now the most expensive city on earth. People are frustrated, but paradoxical…

Rethinking cities, from the ground up

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13 stunning images that amplify the impacts of climate change

www.mnn.com - From dirty drinking water and deforestation to plastic pollution and poaching, the environmental impacts of humans on the planet are often devastating. This year's winners and shortlisted finalists i…

$1m a minute: the farming subsidies destroying the world - report

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This Is What Adapting to Climate Change Looks Like

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This bike lane is covered in solar panels. (It's also in the middle of a highway)

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What Made Me Reconsider the Anthropocene

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