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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/25
« Reply #465 on: November 25, 2019, 08:44:16 am »

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Navy secretary forced out by Pentagon chief over handling of Navy SEAL’s war crimes case

washingtonpost.com - Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer is shown in the White House in July. (Alex Brandon) By Ashley Parker and close Ashley Parker White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Dan Lamothe close D…

Top House Conspiracist Devin Nunes May Be Subject to Ethics Investigation

nymag.com - California Representative Devin Nunes has spent the last two weeks holed up in a reality adjacent to our own, gushing debunked theories in conspiratorial shorthand during impeachment hearings that im…

White House review turns up emails showing extensive effort to justify Trump’s decision to block Ukraine military aid

washingtonpost.com - Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney in the Oval Office on Nov. 13. (Oliver Contreras/For The Washington Post) By Josh Dawsey, close Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Ema…

Here’s how Republicans could use a constitutional loophole to steal the 2020 election — and reelect Trump

rawstory.com - Kentucky’s 2019 governor’s race has showcased two troubling political tactics that may come into play in 2020 if the presidential election is seen as coming down to the wire in red-run swing states. …

“Are You Sure They Did That?” Even Fox Questions Trump’s Ukraine Conspiracy Theory

theintercept.com - Even Donald Trump’s friendliest audience, the hosts of “Fox and Friends,” appear to be losing patience with his promotion of the conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered with the 2016 e…

Platforms and Publishers: The End of an Era

cjr.org - In the last two years, platforms have made efforts to concentrate their news efforts under cohesive overarching strategies. In 2017, Apple hired its first editor-in-chief and Facebook appointed a new…

Trump team reportedly helped Saudi Arabia cover up murder of US journalist

americanindependent.com - A bombshell new report suggests that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was directly involved in the cover-up of Jamal Khashoggi's murder. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hand-delivered a plan to the Saud…

Opinion: Trump’s strategy: Investigate the investigators. Will it work? - The Globe and Mail

theglobeandmail.com - Sarah Kendzior is the co-host of the podcast Gaslit Nation and the author of the upcoming book Hiding in Plain Sight In March 2017, Fiona Hill, the Russia expert who was about to become one of Donald…

In Hong Kong elections, big defeat for elites pressures Beijing to rethink approach

washingtonpost.com - Pro-democracy supporters celebrate Monday after pro-Beijing politician Junius Ho lost his seat. Hong Kong’s election result marked a stunning repudiation of the Beijing-backed establishment after mon…

Giuliani Says Biden Documents Released ‘If I Disappear’

bloomberg.com - Rudy Giuliani, a focus of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s foreign policy dealings, suggested he has dirt on the Biden family that would be released were he to get into trouble -- after ea…

Opinion | For Trump, Impeachment Is a Show

undark.org - Last January, California’s beekeepers were worried they wouldn’t have enough bees to pollinate the almond bloom, their biggest money-making event of the year. Gene Brandi, a California beekeeper and …

Emboldened by Bolsonaro, Land-Hungry Ranchers Are Destroying a Pioneering Project to Help the Poor and Save the Amazon

theintercept.com - On the morning of February 12, 2005, American missionary Dorothy Stang was walking by the side of the road in the Brazilian Amazon when she was approached by two gunmen. She was alone. But she should…

Climate-heating greenhouse gases hit new high, UN reports

theguardian.com - The concentration of climate-heating greenhouse gases has hit a record high, according to a report from the UN’s World Meteorological Organization. The jumps in the key gases measured in 2018 were al…

Singapore invokes 'fake news' law for first time over Facebook post

theguardian.com - A politician in Singapore has corrected a Facebook post that questioned the independence of state investment firms after a government request, in the first use of the country’s “fake news” law. Brad …

Data leak details China's 'brainwashing system'

bbc.com - Leaked documents detail for the first time China's systematic brainwashing of hundreds of thousands of Muslims in a network of high-security prison camps. The Chinese government has consistently clai…

Tear gas canisters 'aimed at protesters'

bbc.com - Several are reported to have died after being shot in the face with tear gas canisters, like 26-year-old Safaa al Saray who was protesting against the lack of jobs, an end to alleged corruption and b…

The Bigger the Checks, the Worse the Diplomacy

theatlantic.com - Trump is not alone in appointing political donors with no relevant experience to ambassadorships in foreign capitals. All recent presidents have done so. Yet the problem is getting worse—as the cost …

Beware Of The Medicare “Disadvantage” Corporate Trap

popularresistance.org - Above photo: “AARP reportedly receives a commission of 4.95% for new enrollees on top of the premiums the elderly pay for the Medigap policy from United Healthcare,” writes Nader. “This money—about s…

Nathan Williams: Experiencing Firsthand Failures of UN Climate Politics, I Realized Civil Disobedience Only Route Left

voxpopulisphere.com - We exist in the midst of planetary tragedy. A tragedy that demands we face the truth and ask the hardest questions about how we now must live. It’s really straightforward. We have to stop burning fos…

Opinion -Bibi’s Get-out-of-Jail Card… War With Iran

informationclearinghouse.info - November 24/25, 2019 "Information Clearing House" - It seems more than coincidence that as the legal noose tightens around Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, Israeli military have suddenly ste…

Objective Reality Doesn't Exist, Quantum Experiment Shows

livescience.com - Alternative facts are spreading like a virus across society. Now, it seems they have even infected science — at least the quantum realm. This may seem counter intuitive. The scientific method is afte…

Opinion - House Intelligence Committee in possession of video, audio recordings from Giuliani associate Lev Parnas

informationclearinghouse.info - House Intelligence Committee in possession of video, audio recordings from Giuliani associate Lev Parnas By Katherine Faulders, John Santucci and Allison Pecorin November 24/25, 2019 "Information Cle…

Archaeologists Discover 3,000-Year-Old Megalithic Temple Used by a 'Water Cult'

livescience.com - Archaeologists have discovered a 3000-year-old megalithic temple in Peru that an ancient "water cult" used for fertility rituals. The temple, found at the Huaca El Toro archaeological site, is locate…

60-year drought ended ancient Assyrian empire | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - It took only a 60-year drought to lay low one of the first superpowers. It crumbled when harvests withered over two millennia ago. LONDON, 25 November, 2019 − One of the great ancient empires, the ne…


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