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Doomstead Diner Daily May 13
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2019, 07:56:00 am »

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A reporter declined to reveal his source. Then police showed up at his front door with guns.

www.washingtonpost.com - San Francisco at dusk. (iStock) By Eli Rosenberg Eli Rosenberg General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news Email Bio Follow May 11 at 6:45 PM Bryan Carmody, a freelance reporter i…


Sweden Reopens **** Case Against Julian Assange

www.nytimes.com - Mr. Assange was arrested by the British police in 2011, and after a series of failed appeals while he was out on bail, he fled to the Ecuadorean Embassy to avoid extradition. Sweden dropped the initi…


Seeing Ben Shapiro flounder might be fun, but far-right celebrities are no joke | Nesrine Malik

www.theguardian.com - There are broadly three ways to react to the shifting of the Overton window – the range of ideas tolerated in public discourse. The first and most common is to move along with it, accepting new param…


Trump’s go-it-alone approach on trade, immigration poses economic risks

www.washingtonpost.com - By Damian Paletta , Damian Paletta Reporter covering economic policy Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey and Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow Toluse Olorunnipa Toluse Olorunnip…


Dow Chemical Donates $1 Million to Trump, Asks Administration to Ignore Pesticide Study

www.vanityfair.com - Chlorpyrifos, diazinon, and malathion are a group of pesticides that are a big money-maker for Dow Chemical, with the company selling approximately 5 million pounds of chlorpyrifos in the U.S. each y…


US-Led Economic War, Not Socialism, Is Tearing Venezuela Apart

www.mintpressnews.com - A pro-government supporter wears a T-Shirt with image of Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez, as he waits for results during congressional elections in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. WA…


US Press Reaches All-Time Low on Venezuela Coverage

www.counterpunch.org - As famed Latin American author Eduardo Galeano once wrote, “every time the US ‘saves’ a country, it converts it into either an insane asylum or a cemetery.” Of course, as we look over the wreckage le…


Of Two Minds - Is China's Belt & Road a Decade Too Late?

www.oftwominds.com - The world appears to be tiring of globalization and hegemons, and that trend may doom the Belt & Road to irrelevancy. The conventional narrative holds that China's Belt & Road Initiative is cementing…


Bolton Is Spinning Israeli ‘Intelligence’ to Push for War Against Iran

portside.org - John Bolton has gotten away with a dangerous deception. The national security adviser’s announcement Sunday that the Pentagon has deployed air and naval forces to the Middle East, which he combined w…


Unsealed Court Docs Reveal Monsanto Colluded With EPA To Stifle Cancer Research

www.mintpressnews.com - Monsanto herbicides are prepared prior to being sprayed on food crops. (Photo from the USDA via Wikimedia Commons) If we had a dime for every kooky, left-wing theory we’ve heard alleging some vast co…


Climate Change and the New Age of Extinction

www.newyorker.com - The first documented extinction of 2019 occurred on New Year’s Day, with the death of a Hawaiian tree snail named George. George, who was about an inch long, had a grayish body, grayish tentacles, an…


Trump buildings face millions in climate fines under new New York rules

www.theguardian.com - Donald Trump’s reluctance to address climate change is set to cost his business empire millions of dollars in fines levied by New York City due to the amount of pollution emitted by Trump-owned build…


Better the devil they know: how Christians came to terms with Trump

www.theguardian.com - After bowing his head in prayer, Donald Trump addressed faith leaders in the sunshine of the White House rose garden. “Together, we are building a culture that cherishes the dignity and worth of huma…


Rare 'elixir of immortality' recovered from ancient Chinese tomb

www.mnn.com - A mysterious liquid discovered in a 2,000-year-old Chinese tomb has been identified by archaeologists as an ancient medical concoction known as the "elixir of immortality." The 3.5 liters (0.9 gallon…


Down the River: The Allure and Perils of Hydropower

undark.org - Estimated reading time: 26 minOn an early spring evening in southwestern Albania, Taulant Hazizaj walks between silver-gray olive trees near the Vjosa River. Farms sprawl over the wide river valley, …


Trump's own economics adviser just shot down the president's misleading claim that US consumers won't pay for the tariffs in the China trade war

www.businessinsider.com - President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, said in an interview Sunday that the president's escalating trade war with China will hurt US consumers. The admission directly contradict…


Half of melting glaciers could go by 2100 | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - Melting glaciers worldwide – all treasured for their beauty and as sources of summer water – could be half gone by 2100. LONDON, 13 May, 2019 – Around half of some of the world’s most beautiful mount…

Ralph Nader: When Will the Contented Classes Rise Up in Rebellion?

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Pompeo Fails to Sway Allies on Iran in Awkward Surprise Visit

www.bloomberg.com - U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo made scant progress persuading European Union counterparts to take a harder line toward Iran during a quick visit to Brussels, with the EU standing behind the n…


The Mysterious “Sabotage” of Saudi Oil Tankers: a Dangerous Moment in Trump’s Escalating Conflict With Iran

www.counterpunch.org - Saudi Arabia’s claim that two of its oil tankers have been sabotaged off the coast of the UAE is vague in detail – but could create a crisis that spins out of control and into military action. Any at…


'Disturbing': Trump Reportedly Reviewed Bolton Plan to Threaten Iran by Sending 120,000 Troops to Middle East

www.commondreams.org - Observers warned the United States is hurtling down the same path that led to the disastrous invasion of Iraq 16 years ago following a report late Monday that President Donald Trump reviewed a plan t…


Wall Street Shudders After China’s Response to US Tariffs

www.telesurenglish.net - Wall Street sank on Monday after China defied Washington by announcing retaliatory tariffs, the latest salvo in the two countries' increasingly belligerent trade war, sending investors fleeing equiti…


U.S. prepares to slap tariffs on remaining Chinese imports, which could add levies on roughly $300 billion in additional goods

www.washingtonpost.com - By David J. Lynch , David J. Lynch Financial writer covering trade and globalization Email Bio Follow Taylor Telford , Taylor Telford Reporter covering national and breaking news Email Bio Follow Dam…


How Trump Thinks Tariffs Work (And How They Actually Work)

www.theatlantic.com - In Trump’s mind, tariffs are a potent, unilateral weapon, and protectionism is a potent, necessary economic philosophy. He argues that his tariffs are a direct tax on Beijing—a way of sapping Chinese…


Before Trump’s purge at DHS, top officials challenged plan for mass family arrests

www.washingtonpost.com - Former Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen and Immigration and Customs Enforcement deputy Ronald Vitiello were ousted shortly after they challenged a secret White House plan to arrest and deport…


Pentagon will pull money from ballistic missile and surveillance plane programs to fund border wall

www.washingtonpost.com - Concertina wire tops the border wall in San Luis, Calif., on May 6, 2019. (Ash Ponders for The Washington Post) By Dan Lamothe Dan Lamothe Reporter covering the Pentagon and the U.S. military Email B…


Beijing calls for a 'people's war' against the US as Trump threatens tariffs against another $300 billion of Chinese goods in all-out trade battle

www.businessinsider.com - The US-China trade war continues to heat up as Beijing calls for a "people's war" against Washington, and President Donald Trump threatens to impose tariffs on another $300 billion worth of Chinese g…


FEMA Used Google Rather Than Verified Registry to Fill Hurricane Relief Contracts

www.govexec.com - More indicators of shaky contracting practices at the Federal Emergency Management Agency became public this week when an inspector faulted the agency's handling of two contracts for procuring tarpau…


Opinion | Conservatism has become a racket, and Trump is the grifter in chief

www.washingtonpost.com - President Trump shakes hands with NRA executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre at the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association on April 26 in Indianapolis. (Evan Vucci/AP) By Max Boot …


Of Two Minds - Burnout Nation

www.oftwominds.com - The economic and financial stresses will exceed the workforce's carrying capacity in the next recession. A number of recent surveys reflect a widespread sense of financial stress and symptoms of poor…


Lessons Learned From Our First Year of Cabin Life • Insteading

insteading.com - Last year, my husband and I moved from Austin, Texas to a little log cabin in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We changed our entire lives over the course of 20 days: quit our jobs, sold most of what we owned,…


186 countries have signed UN pact to reduce plastic pollution

www.treehugger.com - Nearly every country in the world has agreed to a legally binding pact to deal more effectively with plastic waste. The landmark agreement was reached this past weekend in Geneva, where a two-week su…


The Damage That Harvard Has Done

www.theatlantic.com - Conor Friedersdorf: In defense of Harvey Weinstein’s Harvard lawyer Sullivan was verbally abused and the residence where his family lives was vandalized with graffiti. A survivor of sexual assault wh…


Bill Nye Is Fed the F*ck Up Over Climate Change

www.complex.com - Let's face it. People are pretty **** dumb. That's why, years into this whole climate change awareness thing, there are still an amount of people greater than zero who think it's all part of some …


His Visa Was Stamped, His Papers in Order. Then He Was Targeted by a Secretive CBP Task Force.

theintercept.com - Abdikadir Mohamed felt nervous as he approached the customs desk at John F. Kennedy Airport on December 13, 2017. The previous summer he had married his wife, Malyuun, in a ceremony held in South Afr…


Mysterious discovery that could rewrite history

www.news.com.au - Turns out that could be completely and utterly wrong with the discovery of a copper coin that could rewrite Australia’s history. In an interview with The Guardian, archaeologist Mike Hermes revealed …


How Turkey Defied the U.S. and Became a Killer Drone Power

theintercept.com - Their country had entered the second drone age — in which the use of drones to kill people has proliferated far beyond the United States, the first country to kill people with missiles launched from …


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« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2019, 07:15:50 am »

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GOP senators raise alarms, criticize Trump as U.S.-China trade war heats up

www.washingtonpost.com - By Damian Paletta , Damian Paletta Reporter covering economic policy Email Bio Follow Erica Werner and Erica Werner Congressional reporter focusing on economic policy Email Bio Follow Taylor Telford …


Ukraine Prosecutor Made Up Biden Claim, Kiev Lawmaker Says

www.bloomberg.com - A Ukrainian lawmaker accused his country’s top prosecutor of manufacturing a “conspiracy” about U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, adding to a political intrigue playing out from Kiev …


Who Really Gains from the Gulf Ship ‘Sabotage’

www.strategic-culture.org - After dramatic and patently scripted warnings of “Iranian aggression” by bellicose US officials, there then follows – conveniently enough – an alleged sabotage incident in the Persian Gulf region imp…


Undermining Trump-Bolton War Narrative, British General Says No Evidence of 'Increased Threat' From Iran

www.commondreams.org - A British general threw a wrench into the Trump administration's narrative that Iran is plotting attacks on American forces in the Middle East by telling reporters gathered at the Pentagon Tuesday th…


History’s Dire Warning: Beware False-Flag Trigger for Long-Sought War with Iran

www.mintpressnews.com - With the beat of Washington’s war drums continuing to grow, particularly following the Monday revelation of a government plan to send as many as 120,000 troops to counter Iran, the threat of an “acci…


PEPE ESCOBAR: Iran Squeezed Between Imperial Psychos and European Cowards

consortiumnews.com - Berlin, Paris and London assumed Tehran could not afford to leave the JCPOA even if it was not receiving any of the promised economic rewards. Now the EU3 are facing the hour of truth, writes Pepe Es…


Of Two Minds - The Economy Has Fundamentally Changed in the 21st Century--and Not for the Better

www.oftwominds.com - The net result is we have an economy that's supposedly expanding smartly while our well-being and financial security are collapsing. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and other metrics of economic activit…


ACTION ALERT: WaPo Must Acknowledge CIA Role in Pakistan Polio Crisis

fair.org - In commenting on what’s holding back the conquest of polio, the Washington Post (5/10/19) didn’t mention the humans at the CIA. If the last three years have taught us anything, it’s that it’s much ea…


Collapse of USS Cole Bombing Case Marks Another Failure for Guantánamo’s Military Courts

theintercept.com - A protracted legal saga at Guantánamo Bay ended last month, when a federal court tossed out two years of rulings by the judge overseeing the military tribunal trial of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the al…


Tulsi Gabbard would drop charges against Assange & Snowden

www.rt.com - Appearing on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast on Monday, Gabbard said that conspiracy charges against the WikiLeaks co-founder were a “warning call” to all media and Americans in general that their f…


A man wants his 76-year sentence for murder overturned because the eyewitness was legally blind

www.washingtonpost.com - Darien Harris, now 26, is challenging his murder conviction based on the discovery that the prosecution's key eyewitness was blind. (Illinois Department of Corrections) By Marisa Iati Marisa Iati Ema…


China Delivers 71 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela

www.telesurenglish.net - The People's Republic of China delivered a large amount of humanitarian aid to Venezuela on Monday, completing their second long haul of cargo to the Bolivarian Republic since March. Desperate Guaido…


Everybody’s Chum | Current Affairs

www.currentaffairs.org - In 1948, South Carolina segregationist Strom Thurmond ran for president on the breakaway Dixiecrat ticket. Thurmond was furious that President Truman had proposed anti-lynching legislation, the elimi…


Shocking 3M Documents Reveal Company Hid the Dangers of Toxic Chemicals for Decades

themindunleashed.com - In a shocking resignation letter dated March 28, 1999, a 3M environmental specialist accused the company of being more concerned with profits and image than environmental safety. According to Richard…


Revisionism Is Winning in American Politics

www.theatlantic.com - In one way, this is PR 101—express regret, focus on the future, set the terms of the discussion to suggest that no one can be a fair critic—but the spin cycle here is cleansing much more than bad pre…


AOC, Sanders, and Warren Are the Real Centrists Because They Speak for Most Americans

theintercept.com - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arrives to hear the president deliver his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 5, 2019. Do you know what really annoys me about the me…


Measles and the Anatomy of Containment

undark.org - On an otherwise normal Thursday in November 2018, the doors to the Lowell Community Health Center in Massachusetts opened at 8 a.m., as they always do, and the first of 802 patients who would walk th…


Threats and Sanctions Everywhere – A Chronicle of Disorganized Chaos Foretold | New Eastern Outlook

journal-neo.org - As of May 10, Mr. Trump has arbitrarily increased tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the US, worth about 200 billion dollars, from 10 % to 25%. It is an action without any foundation. An action t…


The Tariff Issue

www.unz.com - Wherever I look at US policy, foreign or domestic, I see only insanity, ignorance, and incompetence. Take the issue of tariffs, which is Trump’s mistaken approach to bringing the jobs back home. The …


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GOP senators raise alarms, criticize Trump as U.S.-China trade war heats up

Ukraine Prosecutor Made Up Biden Claim, Kiev Lawmaker Says

Who Really Gains from the Gulf Ship ‘Sabotage’

Undermining Trump-Bolton War Narrative, British General Says No Evidence of 'Increased Threat' From Iran

History’s Dire Warning: Beware False-Flag Trigger for Long-Sought War with Iran

PEPE ESCOBAR: Iran Squeezed Between Imperial Psychos and European Cowards

Of Two Minds - The Economy Has Fundamentally Changed in the 21st Century--and Not for the Better

ACTION ALERT: WaPo Must Acknowledge CIA Role in Pakistan Polio Crisis

Collapse of USS Cole Bombing Case Marks Another Failure for Guantánamo’s Military Courts

Tulsi Gabbard would drop charges against Assange & Snowden

A man wants his 76-year sentence for murder overturned because the eyewitness was legally blind

China Delivers 71 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela

In 1948, South Carolina segregationist Strom Thurmond ran for president on the breakaway Dixiecrat ticket. Thurmond was furious that President Truman had proposed anti-lynching legislation, the elimi…

Shocking 3M Documents Reveal Company Hid the Dangers of Toxic Chemicals for Decades

Revisionism Is Winning in American Politics

AOC, Sanders, and Warren Are the Real Centrists Because They Speak for Most Americans

Measles and the Anatomy of Containment

Threats and Sanctions Everywhere – A Chronicle of Disorganized Chaos Foretold | New Eastern Outlook

The Tariff Issue


WOW! Surly, your news roundup today is basically a short (updated to the present) course in the American skullduggery filled History of Mens rea Actus Reus involving the routine use of the false flag attack fakery for war profiteering, pollution for profit over people and planet and the targeted profiting from abuse, imprisonment and murder of minorites by arrogant bigots in government, along with voices from brave humans who have always called this EVIL out and provided options based on justice, not society destroying greed. 

I can only add this, which provides the proper (From Nixon to, AND INCLUDING, Trump) context for your excellent news roundup.

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

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« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2019, 07:28:01 am »
Thanks, AG. Appreciate your comments. The DDD certainly reflects my POV. In putting a daily "paper"together, I have learned how an editor's sensibilities affect the presentation of "the first draft of history."

What gets put out is as important a decision as what gets put in.

Newspaper editor have space constraints in terms of layout. I also have "constraints" in terms of number of lines of code allowed. In order to have the page display properly, I use an HTML editor to cut extraneous lines of code to keep the page south of 85-90 or so. SMS pukes and will not display properly of too much HTML is on the page... the dreaded "brown screen of death" results.

And so it goes.

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Doomstead Diner Daily 5/16
« Reply #51 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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‘Resegregation Has Happened Because of Intentional Decision-Making’

fair.org - The May 10, 2019, episode of CounterSpin reaired an interview with Nikole Hannah-Jones—originally broadcast August 29, 2014—about the resegregation of schools in the decades following Brown v. Board …


Trump wants his border barrier to be painted black with spikes. He has other ideas, too.

www.washingtonpost.com - Border barrier prototypes stand in the San Diego area in April 2018. President Trump has been intensely interested in the design and appearance of the project. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post…


‘People With a Lot of Money Are Really Determining What Culture Is’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed Amin Husain about the decolonization of museums for the May 10, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. The American Museum of Natural History’s …


War Games: Trump, Bolton, and the Alleged March to Fight Iran

www.newyorker.com - The question shouted at President Trump on Thursday as he waited outside the White House to greet the President of Switzerland was inevitable, even if the answer was less than conclusive. “Mr. Presid…


Judge orders public release of what Michael Flynn said in call to Russian ambassador

www.washingtonpost.com - By Carol D. Leonnig and Carol D. Leonnig National investigative reporter focused on the White House and government accountability Email Bio Follow Rosalind S. Helderman Rosalind S. Helderman Reporter…


Opinion | What’s Our China Endgame?

www.nytimes.com - Deepening military cooperation with our allies in Asia should serve as another piece of the strategy. But Trump ended large joint exercises with South Korea, has thrown shade on military ties with Ja…


Migrants Trying to Reach Europe Are Trapped in Libya — Between Militias and the Sea

theintercept.com - The lives of hundreds of migrants and refugees are under threat in Libya as the conflict there nears detention centers, according to a release yesterday from Amnesty International. Two people were in…


Millions of Women Already Live in a Post-Roe America: A Journey Through the Anti-Abortion South

theintercept.com - I met Danielle in the counseling room of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Jackson, Mississippi, which sits on a busy corner in the city’s arts district. Its vibrant pink paint job has earne…


GOP-Led Efforts to Crush Unions Have a New Target: Home Health Care Workers

theintercept.com - Five states are pushing back against the latest Republican-led assault to weaken unions across the country, which targets in-home caregivers who work with Medicaid beneficiaries. On Monday, attorneys…


Getting Grandma and Grandpa Ready For a Doomsday Situation

www.doomsdaymoose.com - In America, 15% of the population are over the age of 65. This number has been predicted to rise to 25% over the next 40 years. The fact is that we are living longer and that seniors have different n…


A Major Coal Company Went Bust. Its Bankruptcy Filing Shows That It Was Funding Climate Change Denialism.

theintercept.com - The bankruptcy of one of the largest domestic coal producers in the country has revealed that the company maintains financial ties to many of the leading groups that have sowed doubt over the human c…


Walmart warns of higher prices from tariffs

thehill.com - Walmart warned Thursday that it will have to raise prices on its products after the Trump administration slapped additional tariffs on goods imported from China. “We’re monitoring the tariff discussi…


The Liberal Embrace of War

www.rollingstone.com - The United States has just suspended flights to Venezuela. Per the New York Times: CARACAS — The United States banned all air transport with Venezuela on Wednesday over security concerns, further iso…


Economic Hitman John Perkins reveals US-led Blueprint for Acquiring Countries

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Of Two Minds - Downward Mobility Matters More Than Liberal-Conservative Labels

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« Reply #55 on: May 18, 2019, 03:27:35 pm »


Agelbert NOTE: I'm not an engineer but I happen to know a thing or two about concrete and radionuclides. After 3 to 4 decades, BECAUSE of the FACT that concrete NEVER stops curing, but gets more and more brittle, creating tiny fractures that WILL fill with water, sealed radionuclides WILL, and DID, migrate through to the great (i.e. Pacific Occean) "outdoors" in this concrete "coffin".

There is no structure made of concrete on Planet Earth, and there never has been, that can prevent leaking of radionuclides, regardless of the thickness of the initial pouring of the concrete structure. ONLY routine inspections with new pourings every three decades or so can actually keep the radionuclides from getting out.

They did not do that in the Nuclear "coffin". I think they poured that structure in the 1960's right? That means that the RADIOACTIVE LEAKING has been going on since around, uh, um, 1990, give or take 5 or 6 years.

It's nice of them to notice that there "may" be a leak in 2019. Sleep well, our government is protecting us from Monsanto, Fossil Fuel air pollution, Catastrophic Climate Change, Police State Fascism, radionuclide leaks, Iranians, Venezuelans and North Koreans. 


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« Reply #56 on: May 19, 2019, 08:22:50 am »


Agelbert NOTE: I'm not an engineer but I happen to know a thing or two about concrete and radionuclides. After 3 to 4 decades, BECAUSE of the FACT that concrete NEVER stops curing, but gets more and more brittle, creating tiny fractures that WILL fill with water, sealed radionuclides WILL, and DID, migrate through to the great (i.e. Pacific Occean) "outdoors" in this concrete "coffin".

There is no structure made of concrete on Planet Earth, and there never has been, that can prevent leaking of radionuclides, regardless of the thickness of the initial pouring of the concrete structure. ONLY routine inspections with new pourings every three decades or so can actually keep the radionuclides from getting out.

They did not do that in the Nuclear "coffin".

I wonder if using the recipe for Roman concrete made of volcanic ash would one more effective. Apparently a recipe by Vitruvius has been discovered. Roman aqueducts are still standing.
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« Reply #58 on: May 19, 2019, 08:25:40 pm »


Agelbert NOTE: I'm not an engineer but I happen to know a thing or two about concrete and radionuclides. After 3 to 4 decades, BECAUSE of the FACT that concrete NEVER stops curing, but gets more and more brittle, creating tiny fractures that WILL fill with water, sealed radionuclides WILL, and DID, migrate through to the great (i.e. Pacific Occean) "outdoors" in this concrete "coffin".

There is no structure made of concrete on Planet Earth, and there never has been, that can prevent leaking of radionuclides, regardless of the thickness of the initial pouring of the concrete structure. ONLY routine inspections with new pourings every three decades or so can actually keep the radionuclides from getting out.

They did not do that in the Nuclear "coffin".

I wonder if using the recipe for Roman concrete made of volcanic ash would one more effective. Apparently a recipe by Vitruvius has been discovered. Roman aqueducts are still standing.

Perhaps that might work. I remember reading that the Roman formula for hydraulic concrete is so good that, not only will it set under water, but many columns they made to support pier facilities way back then still exist along the Mediterranian coasts. That doesn't mean that it isn't super brittle now, but if water cannot penetrate it for centuries, then it would provide a solution.
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