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« Reply #60 on: May 21, 2019, 05:52:51 am »

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Re: Doomstead Diner Daily
« Reply #61 on: May 21, 2019, 12:38:04 pm »
SNIPPETS from Doomstead Diner Daily 5/21 HEADLINES:

Judge rules against Trump in fight over presidentís financial records

Cohen told lawmakers Trump attorney Jay Sekulow encouraged him to falsely claim Moscow project ended in January 2016

Trump stops ex-White House counsel Don McGahn testifying to Congress

Trump melted down today as questions about his shady financial history intensify

Recent photo of Trump 

Trumplethinskin is getting rather desperate to wag the (i.e. raise the price of OIL for his Hydrocarbon 🦕👹🦖 Hellspawn owners - so they won't help throw him under the impeachment bus - while simultaneously taking the world's attention away from his rather blatant financial crimes history now being discussed here and there publicly) "evil Iran" dog.


It ain't workin' because way too many people are onto this false flag SCAM the US Government has used WAY TOO OFTEN (i.e. sinking the battleship Maine, Gulf of Tonkin, Bush fooling Saddam into invading Kuwait in 1991, 9/11, Shrub Iraq "WMD" lie, etc. SEE: 😈 One EVIL Trick Pony).

This comment I read today says it all:
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DEDA CVETKO

Why should Iran talk to the US government? It was the Trump administration - at the behest and request of the Israelis and their Saudi brethren - that broke the Iran nuclear deal, not the other way around. And the wide consensus of the entire civilized world is that Iran did act honorably and did uphold its share of the deal. No doubt about this. None whatsoever.  Donald Trump's foreign policy is scalp-deep in warmongering guilt, and sinking lower with each passing day. The only excuse Donald Trump has is that Hillary Clinton's administration would have done exactly the same, which is no excuse at all.

You know, your signature on a piece of binding international treaty - even when the signature is that of the preceding president - is not merely an autograph memorabilia. It is a serious, legally binding commitment which ties the entire nation into a very serious, meaningful set of interlocking, mutually reciprocal obligations with the contractual counterparty. An international contract actually obligates the signatory to act in a good-faith manner and to prevent deliberate sabotaging of the contract.  If the word of honor of the great nations were as easily self-violated as the word of honor of dishonest individuals, this planet would be an uninhabitable horror. Which, essentially, is what it is now rapidly becoming.

A horrendous, irreparable damage - and extraordinarily dangerous one - has been done by Donald Trump's wanton and entirely unjustified retreat from the diplomatic deal with Iran. I think I speak for many people worldwide when I say that this may go down as the single worst diplomatic cataclysm in the entire American history replete with blunders, false flags and war provocations of all kinds -  if not the history of the world. After all, from this moment on, the good faith and credit (and the word of honor) of American government ain't worth a pitcher of warm spit.

The only thing that makes Mother Earth habitable is the trust among humans. Even when the trust is involuntary, even when it runs counter to emotions and all reason, even when it is imposed between (presumably honorable) enemies, some trust must persist for our species to survive. Donald Trump just smashed that trust to smithereens.


I have no recommendations for the sitting American government. What, precisely, do you suggest to someone who just declared the war on the entire humanity?

Indeed. My only quibble with this fellow, who is probably an intelligent and perceptive Iranian, and obviously a caring, responsible human being, is the timing of when, precisely, the US Government declared war on ALL humanity.

I think it's been a while.


As long as 🦕 Iran, and all the other 🐉🦕🦖 countries that export oil and gas, keep doing that ☠️ instead of transitioning to 100% Renewable energy, they are on the wrong side of that war against ALL humanity.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2019, 02:31:37 pm by AGelbert »
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Doomstead Diner Daily 5/22
« Reply #62 on: May 22, 2019, 07:12:28 am »

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« Reply #63 on: May 22, 2019, 07:18:25 am »
SNIPPETS from Doomstead Diner Daily 5/21 HEADLINES:

This comment I read today says it all:
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DEDA CVETKO

Why should Iran talk to the US government? It was the Trump administration - at the behest and request of the Israelis and their Saudi brethren - that broke the Iran nuclear deal, not the other way around. And the wide consensus of the entire civilized world is that Iran did act honorably and did uphold its share of the deal. No doubt about this. None whatsoever...

You know, your signature on a piece of binding international treaty - even when the signature is that of the preceding president - is not merely an autograph memorabilia. It is a serious, legally binding commitment which ties the entire nation into a very serious, meaningful set of interlocking, mutually reciprocal obligations with the contractual counterparty. An international contract actually obligates the signatory to act in a good-faith manner and to prevent deliberate sabotaging of the contract. 

Indeed. My only quibble with this fellow, who is probably an intelligent and perceptive Iranian, and obviously a caring, responsible human being, is the timing of when, precisely, the US Government declared war on ALL humanity.

I think it's been a while.

As long as 🦕 Iran, and all the other 🐉🦕🦖 countries that export oil and gas, keep doing that ☠️ instead of transitioning to 100% Renewable energy, they are on the wrong side of that war against ALL humanity.

You've cut right to the nut of it.

Your commenter points out the futility of "talking" to the government of the US. We have signaled that "treaties" are as binding as the administration that enters them, and that naked self interest trumps all other considerations. The Native peoples of this country try could have told them.

No one should be surprised that Trump will declare global thermonuclear war to defend the prerogatives of the ailment, or to save his own ass.

Join me in a chorus of "Support da troops."

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Re: Doomstead Diner Daily
« Reply #64 on: May 22, 2019, 02:22:30 pm »
SNIPPETS from Doomstead Diner Daily 5/21 HEADLINES:

This comment I read today says it all:
Quote
DEDA CVETKO

Why should Iran talk to the US government? It was the Trump administration - at the behest and request of the Israelis and their Saudi brethren - that broke the Iran nuclear deal, not the other way around. And the wide consensus of the entire civilized world is that Iran did act honorably and did uphold its share of the deal. No doubt about this. None whatsoever...

You know, your signature on a piece of binding international treaty - even when the signature is that of the preceding president - is not merely an autograph memorabilia. It is a serious, legally binding commitment which ties the entire nation into a very serious, meaningful set of interlocking, mutually reciprocal obligations with the contractual counterparty. An international contract actually obligates the signatory to act in a good-faith manner and to prevent deliberate sabotaging of the contract. 

Indeed. My only quibble with this fellow, who is probably an intelligent and perceptive Iranian, and obviously a caring, responsible human being, is the timing of when, precisely, the US Government declared war on ALL humanity.

I think it's been a while.

As long as 🦕 Iran, and all the other 🐉🦕🦖 countries that export oil and gas, keep doing that ☠️ instead of transitioning to 100% Renewable energy, they are on the wrong side of that war against ALL humanity.

You've cut right to the nut of it.

Your commenter points out the futility of "talking" to the government of the US. We have signaled that "treaties" are as binding as the administration that enters them, and that naked self interest trumps all other considerations. The Native peoples of this country try could have told them.

No one should be surprised that Trump will declare global thermonuclear war to defend the prerogatives of the ailment, or to save his own ass.

Join me in a chorus of "Support da troops."

Well said.

The sentence snippet read in the following screenshot is not what it seems.


Daniel Sheehan 👍 is reading a truth from the former FBI chief which was fired by Trump. While the words are true, Sheehan makes a point of saying that the framing is duplicitous.

The reason for that is that Comey is pushing the "most of the top people in government are principled and a few bad apples like Trump mess all this up" meme. That is the COVER. That is the GUISE.

Sheehan makes it clear, in so many words, that this type of prose is used to lull people to sleep while the fascist takeover of our government, now nearly complete, proceeds under this cover.

The FACT is that, as things ARE now, you do not even get a chance to reach a high position in the U.S. Government unless you are ALREADY compromised. Principled behavior is verbotten in the U.S. Government.

 
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« Reply #65 on: May 23, 2019, 06:09:54 am »

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Doomstead Diner Daily 5/25
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Charging Julian Assange Under the Espionage Act Is an Attack on the First Amendment

www.newyorker.com - It’s a sad day in America when the most appropriate thing to say is the line often misattributed to Voltaire: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” When…


Sanders, Warren, and Wyden Slam Assange Indictment, a Renegade Use of the Espionage Act to Criminalize Journalism

theintercept.com - The Justice Department filed 17 charges against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange on Thursday, deploying the controversial Espionage Act as a cudgel against First Amendment protections and press fr…


Barr could expose secrets, politicize intelligence with review of Russia probe, current and former officials fear

www.washingtonpost.com - By Shane Harris Shane Harris Intelligence and national security reporter Email Bio Follow May 24 at 6:53 PM President Trump’s new executive order giving the attorney general broad authority to declas…


Theresa May Resigns, Pushing Britain Closer to a “Nightmare” Brexit

www.vanityfair.com - Theresa May is finally calling it quits after three years of Brexit failures. The British prime minister, whose post has been in peril for months, announced Friday that she will step down June 7, pot…


Iran tensions: 1,500 US troops head to Middle East as Trump seals $7bn Saudi arms sale

www.theguardian.com - The US will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon has said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks …


Facebook acknowledges Pelosi video is faked but declines to delete it

www.washingtonpost.com - By Drew Harwell Drew Harwell National technology reporter covering artificial intelligence Email Bio Follow May 24 at 4:17 PM When an edited video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) began sprea…


Republicans favorite beer companies lay off 40,000 people because of Trump's trade war

www.sourcepolitics.com - The beer industry is blaming Trump's disastrous trade war for the loss of 40,000 jobs between 2016 and 2018. Two beer industry trade groups said the increased cost of aluminum, thanks to Trump's tari…


Climate Change Is Bringing Epic Flooding to the Midwest

www.wired.com - Fierce storms lashed across the central US this week, unleashing hundreds of powerful tornadoes that carved a path of destruction through parts of Missouri and Oklahoma Wednesday night, and left at l…


Trump Wants the Border Wall to Be a Giveaway to His Friends

splinternews.com - Would it shock you to discover that Donald Trump is engaging in depraved political cronyism when it comes to his big beautiful wall? The Washington Post reported on Friday that the president has cons…


Microsoft’s ElectionGuard a Trojan Horse for a Military-Industrial Takeover of US Elections

www.mintpressnews.com - Earlier this month, tech giant Microsoft announced its solution to “protect” American elections from interference, which it has named “ElectionGuard.” The election technology is already set to be ado…


Identity Evropa’s Neo-Nazi Organizing Plans Revealed In New Leaks

unicornriot.ninja - Burkesville, KY – Today, while Identity Evropa scrambles to respond to Unicorn Riot’s exclusive leak of their main Discord server, we are publishing additional Discord and Slack chats used by the neo…


An Astounding Amount of Water Has Been Discovered Beneath the Martian North Pole

gizmodo.com - Using ground-penetrating radar, scientists detected a massive reservoir of frozen water sandwiched by layers of sand beneath the northern polar ice cap on Mars. This reservoir contains so much ice th…


Trump Begs Merrick Garland to Keep His Financial Lies Private

www.vanityfair.com - Back in March, a Washington Post exposé revealed that for many years, Donald Trump sent out financial statements that included lies so obvious that his accountants at Mazars USA put a warning label o…


Water stays in the pipes longer in shrinking cities – a challenge for public health

theconversation.com - The geographic locations where Americans live are shifting in ways that can negatively affect the quality of their drinking water. Cities that experience long-term, persistent population decline are …


No one is coming to save you, Comrade.

www.adbusters.org - There is no revolution on the horizon, there is no party, there is no grand idea that will finally awaken humanity to its potential and free us from our chains. There is no vanguard, no purpose, no s…


Socialism Is More Popular Than Donald Trump

www.thenation.com - A Maine meeting of the Democratic Socialists of America, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo / Charles Krupa) You will receive occasional promotional offers for programs that support The Nation’s journalism. Yo…


World Leaders, Media Ignore Biodiversity Report Detailing Mass Extinction Event Now Underway

www.ecowatch.com - IPBES's report detailed how "The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever," the panel's chairman, Sir Robert Watson said in a statement. B…


No more climate change: it’s now a crisis | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - What’s in a name? A lot, The Guardian says: it’s ditching mentions of climate change and switching to sterner language. LONDON, 24 May, 2019 − Talk about climate change, and there’s a good chance tha…


2 Texas Men Die Trying to Jump Car Over Open Drawbridge

www.nbcdfw.com - A Texas driver and his passenger are dead after they tried to jump the ramps on a closed drawbridge. Louisiana State Police say it happened shortly after 2 a.m. Friday at the Black Bayou Bridge about…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 5/26
« Reply #68 on: May 26, 2019, 07:22:55 am »

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Should William Barr recuse himself from Mueller report? Legal experts say AG's ties to Russia are troubling

www.newsweek.com - Attorney General William Barr is already under fire for his March letter to Congress, which reported the results of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in a way many feel was mostly benefi…


Trump’s allies insist he is winning in feud with Pelosi. Her backers say she showed up the president.

www.washingtonpost.com - By Rachael Bade and Rachael Bade Congressional reporter Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow May 25 at 7:36 PM To many Democrats, House Speaker …


‘The president's insane’: book by CNN's Jim Acosta charts Trump war on press

www.theguardian.com - Donald Trump’s war with the US press began as an act in the absence of effective Democratic opposition then spiraled out of control, according to an eagerly awaited new book by one of the chief targe…


Accused Thief Said Money Was "Calling Out To Me" Before He Stole $1450 From Arby's Cashier

www.thesmokinggun.com - A Florida Man accused of stealing $1450 that was being counted by an Arby’s cashier told police that the money “was like calling out to me” before he grabbed the bills and bolted from the restaurant.…


You Know Things are Falling When…

thegreatrecession.info - …when the stock market’s decade-long bottom trend becomes its new top trend and then it can’t even make it back up to that line as a top trend. We’re sloughing away now, and it can be a long slide to…


Water stays in the pipes longer in shrinking cities – a challenge for public health

theconversation.com - The geographic locations where Americans live are shifting in ways that can negatively affect the quality of their drinking water. Cities that experience long-term, persistent population decline are …


One Night, Two Executions, and More Questions About Torture

theintercept.com - As the sun began to set over the prayer vigil outside Tennessee’s Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, where 68-year-old Don Johnson was about to die, another execution was underway some 400 miles…


Turkey to find way out of S-400 deal to avoid confrontation with US: analysts

www.globaltimes.cn - As the time for Russia's delivery of its S-400 air defense system to Turkey approaches amid US threat of sanctions, Ankara, which is facing a fragile economy, is likely to maneuver out of the deal wi…


Comment: ‘This Is Bigger’: Palestinian and Israeli Teens Strike Together for the Climate

www.desmogblog.com - By Michael Bäcklund. This article originally appeared on Climate Home News. At a climate march in Jerusalem, students put hatred aside to tell the government that nothing matters more than a safe cli…


Memorial Day! Mourn US Soldiers Killed in Criminally Dishonorable Wars in Other Peoples Countries!

www.opednews.com - Memorial Day was originally meant to be a solemn day of mourning for families, relatives and friends of Americans fallen on both sides in the Civil War. It has long become an opportunity for jingoist…


India’s Muslims quiver in the new dawn of an emboldened Narendra Modi

www.theguardian.com - Just after 1.30pm on Friday, the loudspeaker outside Sarai Alawardi mosque crackled to life, and more than a thousand foreheads were touched to the hessian mats that lined the ground. Towering over t…


Harriet Tubman Showing Up on $20 Thanks to New York-Based Designer

www.theroot.com - According to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, $20 bills featuring Harriet Tubman’s likeness won’t appear in circulation until 2028, years after Trump leaves office. In keeping with Tubman’s characte…


You could get prison time for protesting a pipeline in Texas—even if it’s on your land

www.motherjones.com - This story was originally published by Grist and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The fight against a Texas pipeline just got a little more challenging. On Monday, the Texas …


Giant "nightmare bee" that was once thought to be extinct is discovered alive

www.cbsnews.com - The world's largest bee is a big, black wasp-like insect as long as an adult's thumb, and it was extinct — or so scientists thought. The massive bee was rediscovered alive in Indonesia last month, de…


Why you shouldn't separate the cap from a plastic bottle to recycle it

www.mnn.com - Tossing that plastic water bottle in the blue bin? Good for you. Because, according to new guidance from the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), caps and bottles not only get along just fine in t…


Thousands of Brazilians Join the 'Free Lula' Campaign

www.telesurenglish.net - Members of Brazil's "Free Lula" movement and the Workers' Party (PT) will kick off a nationwide campaign Saturday and Sunday, talking to the public about the lawfare taking place against former presi…


Climate change: 'We've created a civilisation hell bent on destroying itself – I'm terrified', writes Earth scientist

theconversation.com - The coffee tasted bad. Acrid and with a sweet, sickly smell. The sort of coffee that results from overfilling the filter machine and then leaving the brew to stew on the hot plate for several hours. …


Book review of Jaczko’s “Confessions of a rogue nuclear regulator”

energyskeptic.com - Preface. After presenting a lot of evidence for why nuclear power plants are inherently unsafe, Jaczko concludes: “There is only one logical answer: we must stop generating nuclear waste, and that me…


Trump’s Week Goes from Regular Bad to Shrieking at a 12-Piece Bucket of Chicken-Bad

www.vanityfair.com - As you’ve probably heard, House Democrats investigating Donald Trump have requested a trove of documents from his professional and personal life, including financial information held by his longtime …



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Doomstead Diner Daily 5/28
« Reply #69 on: May 28, 2019, 08:14:21 am »

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We Need Memorial Day to Obscure the Unbearable Truth About War

theintercept.com - If you’re anywhere near Washington, D.C., this Memorial Day, I strongly recommend a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. There may be nowhere where American history is more highly concentrated in al…


European Greens surge as voters abandon old parties over climate

www.washingtonpost.com - A young protester holds a poster that reads “no coal, no nuclear power, green electricity only” during a Fridays for Future demonstration for urgent action on climate change in Berlin last week. (Joh…


Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science

www.nytimes.com - The concept is not new. Mr. Trump has pushed to resurrect the idea of a series of military-style exercises, known as “red team, blue team” debates, on the validity of climate science first promoted b…


Tornadoes Cut Across Unusually Wide Swaths of US, Raising Alarm for Climate Scientists

www.commondreams.org - As the death toll in Oklahoma rose to six Monday amid an outbreak of nearly 200 tornadoes across the Midwest in recent days—as well as in areas far less accustomed to them—climate scientists said suc…


How eminent domain is blighting farmers in path of gas pipeline

www.theguardian.com - In July 2015, Neal Laferriere and his wife, Beth, purchased a home in Summers county, West Virginia. The first time they visited the property after purchasing it, they found stakes outlining what the…


In a Colombian Family's Dementia, a Journey Through Race and History

undark.org - Piedad’s house sits above the cemetery in Girardota, Colombia, just north of Medellín. From her front porch, the view gives way to green hills, each home to hamlets with sugarcane plots and tile-roof…


Cops: Woman Beat Wife Over Soaked Marijuana

www.thesmokinggun.com - MAY 27--A Louisiana woman battered her new wife with a detached bedpost after the victim ruined a bag of marijuana by accidentally placing it in the washing machine, police report. Cops allege that A…


Vanishing open spaces: population growth and sprawl in America

energyskeptic.com - Before the fossil fuel age began, about 80 to 90% of people farmed to make a living. Since the end of the oil age will send us back to the past, farmland and farmers will once again comprise the grea…


A Different Kind of Theory of Everything

www.newyorker.com - In 1964, during a lecture at Cornell University, the physicist Richard Feynman articulated a profound mystery about the physical world. He told his listeners to imagine two objects, each gravitationa…


More fishing vessels chasing fewer fish, new study finds

phys.org - A new analysis of global fishing data has found the world's fishing fleet doubled in size over the 65-years to 2015 but for the amount of effort expended the catch fell more than 80 per cent. Publish…


The bittersweet beauty of Greenland's melting glaciers

www.mnn.com - In 2015, the United Nations drafted the Paris Agreement, a global plan for lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The long-term goal is to keep the global average temperature well below 2 degrees Celsius…


Permafrost decomposes, releases carbon dioxide far quicker than once believed

www.mnn.com - Permafrost is soil that has remained frozen for at least two years, but some of it is ancient — frozen for tens of thousands of years or more. Since massive amounts of organic material is trapped in …


Albino panda caught on camera in China in world first

www.theguardian.com - A nature reserve in China has captured what is believed to be the world’s first image of an albino panda. The Wolong national nature reserve in the south-western province of Sichuan released a photo …


Billionaires can't fix college: Jim Sleeper on the real crisis in higher education

www.salon.com - Nobody needed to wait for billionaire Robert Smith to relieve this year’s graduates of his alma mater, the historically and proudly black Morehouse College, to know how heavily higher education has i…


Trump says he is not seeking ‘regime change’ in Iran

www.washingtonpost.com - By Michael Kranish Michael Kranish National political investigative reporter Email Bio Follow May 27 at 3:08 PM President Trump on Monday denied that the United States is seeking regime change in Ira…


Death of the Nile

www.al-monitor.com - [[The clock strikes five on a hot and dry fall morning when 60-something Ali al-Faqi makes his way through the darkness to meet up with four other farmers at the mosque of his Nile Delta village. By …


Moderate Democrats’ Delusions of ‘Prudence’ Will Kill Us All

nymag.com - Earlier this month, the weather report for the Arctic Circle was partly cloudy with a high of 84 degrees. Earlier this year, a United Nations report found that “potentially devastating temperature ri…


Meet the Money Behind The Climate Denial Movement

www.smithsonianmag.com - The overwhelming majority of climate scientists, international governmental bodies, relevant research institutes and scientific societies are in unison in saying that climate change is real, that it'…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 5/29
« Reply #70 on: May 29, 2019, 09:04:36 am »

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Global stocks plunge after China hints it could unleash a 'powerful' trade war weapon | Markets Insider

www.businessinsider.com - World markets slumped on Wednesday as traders braced for further escalation in the US-China trade war. State-aligned Chinese newspapers warned the Asian nation is prepared to cut off America's supply…


Of Two Minds - Lesson of the S-Curve: Doing More of What's Failed Will Fail Spectacularly

www.oftwominds.com - That nothing is truly "free" will be another lesson of the S-Curve. I often refer to the S-Curve because Nature so often tracks this curve of ignition, rapid expansion, stagnation and decline. One le…


Bannon described Trump Organization as 'criminal enterprise', Michael Wolff book claims

www.theguardian.com - The former White House adviser Steve Bannon has described the Trump Organization as a criminal entity and predicted that investigations into the president’s finances will lead to his political downfa…


The crush of children at Arizona’s border shows a U.S. immigration system on the brink

www.washingtonpost.com - Migrant children look through the border wall in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico, in early May. Yuma County, Ariz., is on the other side. (Ash Ponders for The Washington Post) YUMA, Ariz. — Central Ame…


Turkey Signals Delay in Russia Missile Order Opposed by U.S.

finance.yahoo.com - (Bloomberg) -- Turkey’s most senior military official said there could be a delay in the delivery of a Russian missile-defense system that threatens to exacerbate tensions between Ankara and the Trum…


North Korea Calls John Bolton a “Defective Human Product”

news.vice.com - North Korea came out swinging Monday morning, declaring U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton “ignorant,” "a warmonger" and “a defective human product.” The fiery comments, made by an unnamed sp…


How Impeachment Proceedings Would Strengthen Congress’s Investigatory Powers

www.justsecurity.org - According to published reports, Speaker Nancy Pelosi doubts there is any practical value to opening a formal impeachment inquiry regarding President Trump. She told one group that “she was unsure tha…


Andre Vltchek: It Is Indifference of the Israelis That Is Killing People

www.mintpressnews.com - In the past, whenever I went to (or more precisely, ‘through’) Israel, it was for some antagonistic purpose: to write about the brutal suppression of the intifada in Gaza or Hebron, to comment on the…


Unanswered questions on the San Francisco police raid of a journalist’s home

freedom.press - San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott finally apologized late last week for his police department’s outrageous raid of freelance journalist Bryan Carmody’s home. The case drew national attention for …


Is it time to talk about Donald Trump’s draft dodging?

www.washingtonpost.com - President Trump aboard the USS Wasp in Yokosuka, Japan, on Tuesday. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) By Paul Waldman Paul Waldman Opinion writer covering politics Email Bio Follow Opinion writer May 28 at 2:…


US may suspend Turkish pilots from F-35 training program over S-400 deal

www.rt.com - The US is “seriously considering suspending training for Turkish pilots on advanced F-35 fighter jets,” two anonymous sources told Reuters on Tuesday, without elaborating if the decision was already …


Everything to Know About Measles

www.thecut.com - Despite having been declared eliminated from the United States in 2000 thanks to widespread immunization, measles cases still occur across the world today. In the past year alone, numerous public hea…


New York’s Orthodox Jewish community is battling measles outbreaks. Vaccine deniers are to blame.

www.vox.com - Anti-vaccine advocates have swayed parents in New York to refuse immunizations for their kids, sparking two of the largest measles outbreaks in the state’s recent history, according to local health o…


Banned bread: why does the US allow additives that Europe says are unsafe?

www.theguardian.com - Give us this day our daily foam expander. It may sound odd, but in America, your loaf of bread can contain ingredients with industrial applications – additives that also appear in things like yoga ma…


Family of Man Who Died of Dehydration in David Clarke's Jail Awarded $6.75 Million

splinternews.com - The family of Terrill Thomas, a mentally ill man who died of “profound dehydration” in a jail run by former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke have been awarded $6.75 million in a settlement, acco…


Water Safety Risks May Grow as Cities Shrink

undark.org - Water quality factors that can deteriorate with increased water age include levels of disinfection byproducts, corrosion, microbial growth (including pathogens), and nitrate. Each of these factors ca…


No, That Baby Dinosaur Didn't Crawl. But It Did Walk on 4 Legs As an Infant.

www.livescience.com - Just like a human, a Jurassic-period dinosaur used all four limbs to get around as an infant. But later, it switched to two legs. The quadrupedal to bipedal switch made by this sauropodomorph — a typ…


Moderate Democrats’ Delusions of ‘Prudence’ Will Kill Us All

nymag.com - Earlier this month, the weather report for the Arctic Circle was partly cloudy with a high of 84 degrees. Earlier this year, a United Nations report found that “potentially devastating temperature ri…


How to help get rid of ticks on your property

www.treehugger.com - Biting bugs suck, so to speak – they are a nuisance and carry diseases. Deer ticks, in particular, are vexing. They put the ick in tick. They bring us Lyme disease, the bacterial infection anaplasmos…


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« Reply #71 on: May 29, 2019, 02:17:08 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: Reich pretty much covers the present dark USA reality in the following video. He does leave out several false flag attacks that were planned and executed on behalf of the American (Fascist) Oligarchy from the inception of the "FIRST" U.S. OLIGARCHY (that, IMHO, never actually went away), but the irrefutable message is that, at present, the USA is NOT a democracy, representative or otherwise. The USA is, pardon my invented term, an OILigarchy

Robert Reich: What is Oligarchy?


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Published on May 28, 2019

Robert Reich explains why American democracy has become a oligarchy.




 
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Doomstead Diner Daily 5/30
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The Department of Energy Is Now Referring to Natural Gas As Freedom Gas

nymag.com - On May 7, Energy Secretary Rick Perry — the dark-horse pick for Trump’s most competent Cabinet member — announced in Brussels that the U.S. intends to double liquefied natural gas exports to Europe b…


There’s a Reason Robert Mueller Still Won’t Publicly Exonerate Trump

www.esquire.com - Special Counsel Robert Mueller is an "institutionalist" at a time when the institutions of our republic are crumbling, undermined by the most powerful people in our society and, in some cases, the ve…


Mueller’s statement highlights key differences with Barr on investigation of President Trump

www.washingtonpost.com - By Devlin Barrett and Devlin Barrett Reporter focusing on national security and law enforcement Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow May 29 at 6…


White House wanted USS John S. McCain obscured during Trump’s Japan visit

www.washingtonpost.com - By Colby Itkowitz and Colby Itkowitz Congress, campaigns, health policy, Pennsylvania politics Email Bio Follow Dan Lamothe Dan Lamothe Reporter covering the Pentagon and the U.S. military Email Bio …


Study Finds Trump Tax Cuts Failed to Do Anything But Give Rich People Money

nymag.com - The biggest effect of the Trump tax cuts is obvious: People who own businesses and other sources of concentrated wealth will have a lot more money, and the federal budget will have less. But the advo…


The World’s Most Annoying Man | Current Affairs

www.currentaffairs.org - You know, of course, what the most grating and infuriating human behavior is. It is not when another person is simply being unreasonable. It is when that person is constantly insisting that they are …


The Trade War Is Getting Big Enough to Hurt the Economy

nymag.com - One thing I’ve been saying when I write periodically about the economic outlook is that the Trump administration’s trade actions have had negative effects on the economy, but those effects have not b…


Revealed: women's fertility app is funded by anti-abortion campaigners

www.theguardian.com - A popular women’s health and fertility app sows doubt about birth control, features claims from medical advisers who are not licensed to practice in the US, and is funded and led by anti-abortion, an…


What Israel's new election reveals about the struggle over Jewishness

theconversation.com - Benjamin Netanyahu has hit a snag that could derail his chances of becoming the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Israel. Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition and dissolved p…


Facebook Bans Political Artist for Provocative MAGA-Hats-as-Klan-Hoods Sculpture

www.mintpressnews.com - Facebook has a longstanding tradition of stifling dissenting and alternative voices, including those of journalists. Now, artists’ careers are being hurt by the strongarm of the social media behemoth.


California Assembly Passes Bill Policing When Cops Can Use Deadly Force

www.theroot.com - The California Assembly overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday to change rules governing when cops in the state can use lethal force, despite last-minute opposition from


Israel Hated American Ban on Sharing Intel for Assassinations, So U.S. Made New Rules

theintercept.com - The documents, published on an NSA internal news site called SIDtoday and provided by agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, provide a glimpse into the intelligence relationship between two countries d…


What Does Oligarchy Mean? That We're Screwed.

www.commondreams.org - “Oligarchy” means government of and by a few at the top, who exercise power for their own benefit. It comes from the Greek word oligarkhes, meaning “few to rule or command.” Even a system that calls …


New Report Warns Planet May Be Warming Twice as Fast as Expected

truthout.org - New earthshaking science will be coming out in the 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that could nearly double future warming predictions. We have a window into this new sci…


Chernobyl: horrifying, masterly television that sears on to your brain

www.theguardian.com - After three of its five episodes aired, the miniseries Chernobyl found its way to the top of IMDB’s top 250 TV shows in history list. While the fan-voted chart might seem hyperbolic, given that the d…


Mission Creep: How the NSA’s Game-Changing Targeting System Built for Iraq and Afghanistan Ended Up on the Mexican Border

theintercept.com - At Area 82, it seems safe to say, the sort of extensive intelligence-sharing exemplified by RT-RG became a cornerstone of U.S. intelligence strategy. In his SIDtoday interview, Goodman, the former NS…


Extreme weather has made half of America look like Tornado Alley

www.washingtonpost.com - Repair and cleaning efforts begin on a neighborhood damaged by a tornado system that destroyed homes and cut off access to utilities on Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio. (John Minchillo/AP) By Joel Achenbac…


The world needs topsoil to grow 95% of its food – but it's rapidly disappearing

www.theguardian.com - The world grows 95% of its food in the uppermost layer of soil, making topsoil one of the most important components of our food system. But thanks to conventional farming practices, nearly half of th…


'Slow-motion disaster' along Arkansas River: Every large community will see major flooding within 7-10 days

www.usatoday.com - After days of storms in the midwest, the Arkansas River reached 45.86 feet, just under the 1943 record of 48.3 feet. Every large community along the Arkansas River will see major or record flooding w…


3 Reasons Why America is About to End

medium.com - America has its flaws. Countless books examine them, but they often conclude their grim analyses with a chapter on “how to make things better.” Rarely is the feasibility of these proposed solutions c…


Martenson: "They've Stolen Our Future!"

www.zerohedge.com - Authored by Chris Martenson via PeakProsperity.com, It’s time to have a serious conversation. I know we’ve been having it, but maybe there’s another glove hidden beneath the one we’ve already taken o…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 5/31
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No One Wants to Talk About Mueller’s Most Definitive Conclusion

www.theatlantic.com - Quinta Jurecic: Mueller counted on institutions to grapple with his report. They didn’t. A few minutes later, as he finished up, Mueller returned to the theme. He said it even after thanking members …


Opinion | Mueller destroyed one of Trump’s biggest lies. Trump just helped him do it.

www.washingtonpost.com - By Greg Sargent Greg Sargent Opinion writer covering national politics Email Bio Follow Opinion writer May 30 at 10:33 AM President Trump just admitted that Russia helped elect him president. “I had …


Trump’s tariff threat to Mexico may upend trade deal, undermine the economy

www.washingtonpost.com - By David J. Lynch and David J. Lynch Financial writer covering trade and globalization Email Bio Follow Kevin Sieff Kevin Sieff Latin America Correspondent Email Bio Follow May 30 at 10:51 PM Preside…


Mueller Speaks! | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

www.patreon.com - Hey, it can talk! In this episode of Gaslit Nation, we break down Mueller’s surprise press conference on Thursday with a special guest – Alexandra Chalupa, the independent researcher who was one of t…


National Spelling Bee uses ‘octochamps’ in a sentence, crowning eight co-champions

www.washingtonpost.com - By Orion Donovan-Smith and Orion Donovan-Smith Email Bio Follow Kayla Epstein Kayla Epstein Embedded audience editor on the National desk Email Bio Follow May 31 at 6:21 AM Pandemonium erupted — eigh…


How soybeans became China's most powerful weapon in Trump's trade war

theconversation.com - Soybeans may not seem all that useful in a war. Nonetheless they’ve become China’s most important weapon in its ever-worsening trade conflict with the U.S. China, the world’s biggest buyer of the cro…


With New Trump Policy, Is the Moon for the Taking?

undark.org - President Donald Trump at a signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 1, which aims to return Americans to the moon by 2024. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the culmi…


‘An absolutely brutal year’: Alberta farm incomes plummet 70 per cent in 2018

calgaryherald.com - Alberta farm incomes plummeted in 2018 due to a “brutal” combination of conditions that included severe drought, wild weather and global trade barriers. According to data released by Statistics Canad…


Sinking of Russian Nuclear Submarine Known to West Much Earlier Than Stated, NSA Document Indicates

theintercept.com - If one were to draw a map of the locales most pivotal to Vladimir Putin’s political trajectory, the bottom of the Barents Sea might not immediately come to mind. And yet, long before his incursions i…


Contracts Reveal How the DEA Exercises Control Over Television, Film Productions

www.mintpressnews.com - Nearly 200 pages of Drug Enforcement Administration contracts with producers were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. They show for the first time how the agency interacts with televisio…


Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s Office Is Working With Volkswagen to Crush a Union Drive

theintercept.com - Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s office has been secretly assisting Volkswagen’s efforts to defeat the United Auto Workers organizing drive in Chattanooga, according to emails obtained through the state’s p…


Opinion | We love to hate the government. Then along come measles.

www.washingtonpost.com - By Catherine Rampell Catherine Rampell Columnist covering economics, public policy, politics and culture Email Bio Follow Columnist May 30 at 6:36 PM Americans love, love, love to hate on government,…


“Incoherent and Poorly Conceived”: The Times Gives Maddow the Cold Shoulder

www.vanityfair.com - On Sunday, May 19, New York Times finance editor David Enrich got a request from a producer at MSNBC to appear on Rachel Maddow’s show the following night. Enrich had a red-hot front-page story for M…


Crispr gene-editing will change the way Americans eat – here's what's coming

www.theguardian.com - Soon, soybeans will be bred to yield oil without dangerous trans fats. Lettuce will be grown to handle warmer, drier fields. Wheat to contain less gluten. And pigs bred to resist deadly viruses. Some…


‘Doing my job!’ Top French journalist refuses to reveal sources to security services

www.rt.com - “They asked me many questions on the manner in which I checked my information, which was an indirect way of asking me about my sources,” Ariane Chemin told AFP, adding that she declined to answer the…


Capitalism is killing the world’s wildlife populations, not humanity

kinder.world - In the months since, he has axed environmental roles in the government and planned three major building projects in the Amazon, including a bridge over the river itself. As Bolsonaro scraps environme…


Of Two Minds - Why Being a Politician Is No Longer Fun

www.oftwominds.com - As a society, we are ill-prepared for the end of "politics is the solution." It's fun to be a politician when there's plenty of tax revenues and borrowed money to distribute, and when the goodies get…


Scotland faces climate 'apocalypse' without action to cut emissions

www.theguardian.com - The head of Scotland’s nature conservation agency has warned the country faces an “apocalyse” of flooded towns, dead forests and polluted rivers unless urgent action is taken to cut CO2 emissions. Fr…


Ancient DNA is revealing the origins of livestock herding in Africa

theconversation.com - Visitors to East Africa are often amazed by massive herds of cattle with a gorgeous array of horn, hump and coat patterns. Pastoralism – a way of life centered around herding – is a central part of m…



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Twelve people killed in shooting at Virginia Beach municipal complex, police say

www.washingtonpost.com - By Jim Morrison , Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann Reporter covering crime, specifically the D.C. police department Email Bio Follow Justin Jouvenal Justin Jouvenal Reporter covering courts, policing …


Justice Department does not comply with court order to release transcripts of Michael Flynn’s conversations with 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…


Net worth of Americans aged 18 to 35 has dropped 34 percent since 1996: study

thehill.com - The net worth of the average 18- to 35-year-old has plummeted 34 percent since 1996, according to new study from accounting group Deloitte. Despite stereotypes that millennials overspend on entertain…


It’s Time to Hold American Elites Accountable for Their Abuses

www.theatlantic.com - Washington wasn’t wrong to prevent a global financial meltdown. Obama was certainly right to save the domestic auto industry. But those decisions came at a real cost. After the Recovery Act had passe…


Trump defies close advisers in deciding to threaten Mexico with disruptive tariffs

www.washingtonpost.com - By Seung Min Kim , Seung Min Kim White House reporter Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey and Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow Damian Paletta Damian Paletta Reporter covering e…


‘Everyone dies’: Barr says he’s unconcerned about the toll his job is taking on his reputation

www.washingtonpost.com - By John Wagner John Wagner National reporter leading The Post's breaking political news team Email Bio Follow May 31 at 9:43 AM Attorney General William P. Barr said in an interview broadcast Friday …


In Terrifying Interview, William Barr Goes Full MAGA

nymag.com - After the legal Establishment had granted him the benefit of the doubt, Attorney General William Barr has shocked his erstwhile supporters with his aggressive and frequently dishonest interventions o…


“Disastrous”: Dow Sinks as Markets Realize Trump Really Is This Stupid

www.vanityfair.com - At present the U.S. is involved in a protracted trade war with China that has yielded nothing in concessions from Beijing, cost U.S. companies and consumers billions, obliterated $5 trillion from the…


Audit: Pentagon Cannot Account for $6.5 Trillion Dollars in Taxpayer Money

www.mintpressnews.com - A new Department of Defense Inspector General’s report, released last week, has left Americans stunned at the jaw-dropping lack of accountability and oversight. The glaring report revealed the Pentag…


Despite Trump administration denials, new evidence suggests census citizenship question was crafted to benefit white Republicans

www.washingtonpost.com - By Tara Bahrampour and Tara Bahrampour Reporter focusing on aging, generations and demography Email Bio Follow Robert Barnes Robert Barnes Reporter covering the U.S. Supreme Court Email Bio Follow Ma…


Conservatives Pushed a Strategy to Weaken Home Health Care Unions. The Trump Administration Bit.

theintercept.com - Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced a new rule barring home health care workers from paying union dues through their Medicaid-funded wages. The new Department of Health and Human S…


New Report Warns Planet May Be Warming Twice as Fast as Expected

truthout.org - New earthshaking science will be coming out in the 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that could nearly double future warming predictions. We have a window into this new sci…


The Effects of Climate Change Are Killing People in Alaska

www.esquire.com - For those Chinese climate hoaxsters, it's all fun and games until people start dying, which is happening in a lot of places around the world, and which will keep happening as the hoax gets deeper and…


Heathrow drone protesters face LIFE in jail, government warns

www.standard.co.uk - Register with your social account or click here to log in Extinction Rebellion protesters who disrupt Heathrow Airport with drones could face life behind bars, the government has warned. The climate …


How to Make the Perfect Milkshake for Throwing at Fascists

www.vice.com - A good milkshake is a terrible thing to waste. It truly is a most perfect dessert: a drinkable marriage of cream, milk, and sugar, served whipped and cold and just dense enough for a straw to stand a…


MintCast Interviews Filmmaker Robbie Martin: The Neoconservative Endgame

www.mintpressnews.com - MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb recently spoke to Robbie Martin (@FluorescentGrey), a filmmaker whose recent documentary series A Very Heavy Agenda explores how prominent Bush-era neo…


Opinion | Why we may all have to give up pork

www.washingtonpost.com - By Letters to the Editor May 31 at 5:21 PM The May 27 front-page article “Meat safety shift aided by USDA’s wordplay” demonstrated how again the Agriculture Department has failed in its duty to prote…


New AI generates horrifyingly plausible fake news

futurism.com - In an attempt to prevent artificial intelligence-generated fake news from spreading across the internet, a team of scientists built an AI algorithm that creates what might be the most believable bot-…


Quick and Easy

www.stonekettle.com - 90% of the Drugs coming into the United States come through Mexico & our Southern Border. 80,000 people died last year, 1,000,000 people ruined. This has gone on for many years & nothing has been don…


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