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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/29 Black Friday Edition
« Reply #480 on: November 29, 2019, 09:26:52 am »



News digest brought to you by the Doomstead Diner.


‘Everything is always marked down’: Black Friday has become just another day of sales

washingtonpost.com - Americans are expected to spend $730 billion this holiday season, up about 4 percent from last year. But looming tariffs and signs of a weakening economy have some retailers worried. (Salwan Georges/…

Stock markets retreat as Trump triggers Chinese anger

news.yahoo.com - Stock markets eased back on Thursday as China-US trade talks were jolted by a US law backing Hong Kong protests that has angered Beijing. US President Donald Trump signed into law a bi-partisan bill …

Iraq crackdown kills nearly 40 after Iran mission torched

news.yahoo.com - Nasiriyah (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraq's protest-hit cities saw one of their bloodiest days yet on Thursday as a government crackdown killed nearly 40 demonstrators following the dramatic torching of an Irani…

Trump Needs Conspiracy Theories

theatlantic.com - “There’s no answer for it,” she told me, “which is why it is so seriously disorienting to people. We’ve never seen anything like it. We don’t know how to meet it. It’s an attempt to construct a reali…

Will America’s billionaires start a second Civil War to protect their wealth and power?

salon.com - The current issue of the Atlantic magazine, founded itself in the years just before the Civil War, is ominously titled, “How to Stop a Civil War.” If we are, indeed, on the brink of a second Civil Wa…

Leading Civil Rights Lawyer Shows 20 Ways Trump Is Copying Hitler’s Early Rhetoric and Policies

commondreams.org - A new book by one of the nation’s foremost civil liberties lawyers powerfully describes how America’s constitutional checks and balances are being pushed to the brink by a president who is consciousl…

This Thanksgiving, I’m Grateful for Donald Trump, America’s Most Honest President

theintercept.com - There’s no question that Donald Trump is the most flagrantly, compulsively, and voluminously dishonest president in American history — which is saying something, given the competition. He’s probably …

Of Two Minds - A China Trade Deal Just Finalizes the Divorce

oftwominds.com - Each party will continue to extract whatever benefits they can from the other, but the leaving is already well underway. Beneath the euphoric hoopla of a trade deal with China is the cold reality tha…

My Childhood Autism Went Undetected. It Cost Me Part of My Youth.

undark.org - I lived only half a childhood. Friendships were difficult, because I often did not know what to say. I had little patience for small talk and a dislike of new situations. Thrust into unfamiliar surro…

The BRAD BLOG : Turkey Day Toons

bradblog.com - 11/28/19: Turkey Day Toons 11/27/19: Trump Is Up Schiff's Creek Without an Alibi: 'BradCast' 11/27/2019 11/26/19: Fighting for Even Donald Trump's RIGHT to Vote From Prison: 'BradCast' 11/26/2019 11/…

The expert who predicted Trump’s 2016 win says we’re living in a “manufactured reality”

fastcompany.com - Sarah Kendzior was a lone voice in the wilderness predicting the victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. The St. Louis-based journalist had been reporting for Al Jazeera on the soc…

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Is virtue signalling a perversion of morality? – Neil Levy | Aeon Ideas

aeon.co - People engage in moral talk all the time. When they make moral claims in public, one common response is to dismiss them as virtue signallers. Twitter is full of these accusations: the actress Jameela…

Have we reached Peak Beef?

treehugger.com - We worry a lot on TreeHugger about how much red meat we eat, given its serious carbon footprint. As David Fickling of Bloomberg notes, Grazing and providing animal feed for cattle already accounts fo…

Amazon fires 'quicken Andean glacier melt'

sg.news.yahoo.com - Fires in the Amazon rainforest are likely to increase the rate of melting of Andean glaciers, potentially disrupting water supply for tens of millions of people, scientists said on Thursday. Images o…

With Elephant Ivory Banned, a Brisk and Worrying Trade in Mammoth Tusks

undark.org - Woolly mammoths last roamed the earth some 4,000 years ago, but their tusks — fashioned into sculptures, jewelry, and trinkets — have become hot commodities in China, where elephant ivory is now bann…

Trump makes surprise visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan, says he has reopened peace talks

washingtonpost.com - By Missy Ryan and close Missy Ryan Reporter covering the Pentagon, military issues and national security Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Philip Rucker close Philip Rucker White House Bureau Chief Ema…

First EU-wide 'climate law' to set net-zero carbon target by 2050

theguardian.com - The first EU-wide “climate law” would enshrine a legally binding target of reaching net-zero carbon by 2050, and Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions would be halved by 2030, under a set of proposals be…

Exclusive: The NYT Has a Habit of Endorsing Coups

mailchi.mp - Bolivian President Evo Morales was overthrown in a U.S.-backed military coup d’état earlier this month after Bolivian army generals appeared on television demanding his resignation. As Morales fled t…

Scientists Just Found an "Impossible" Black Hole in The Milky Way Galaxy

sciencealert.com - A new black hole search method has just yielded fruit, and boy is it juicy. Astronomers have found a stellar-mass black hole clocking in at around 70 times the mass of the Sun - but according to curr…


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