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« Reply #75 on: June 02, 2019, 08:27:23 am »

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DeWayne Craddock, a longtime Virginia Beach employee, identified as shooter who killed 12 in city building

www.washingtonpost.com - By Michael E. Miller , Michael E. Miller Local enterprise reporter covering immigration, poverty, inequality and crime Email Bio Follow Lynh Bui and Lynh Bui Reporter focusing on public safety and cr…


Rebecca Solnit: 'Every protest shifts the world's balance'

www.theguardian.com - Scale it up and it’s revolution; scale it down and it’s individual non-cooperation that may be seen as nothing more than obstinacy or malingering or not seen at all. What we call protest identifies o…


Royals to serve as extras in Donald Trump’s victory lap of UK

www.theguardian.com - Donald Trump’s state visit this week to the UK is being promoted as a celebration of a close alliance tempered through war. It could be more accurately described as a personal lap of victory for the …


In January, Virginia GOP killed bill to ban sales of large-capacity magazines

www.washingtonpost.com - By Robert McCartney Robert McCartney Senior regional correspondent covering government and politics Email Bio Follow June 1 at 5:43 PM A Virginia bill designed to ban sales of large-capacity magazine…


The intelligence community needs a house-cleaning

taibbi.substack.com - It’s been a tired pop-cliché meme for ages. Way back in 2000, when Adam Garcia tried to lay it on Piper Perabo in Coyote Ugly, she groaned, “That’s original.” It drew eye rolls in Top Gun in 1986. Go…


Turkey puts novelists including Elif Shafak under investigation

www.theguardian.com - Turkish prosecutors have launched investigations into writers of fiction including the award-winning novelist Elif Shafak, in what campaigners are describing as a serious threat to free speech. The m…


How a California Community Helped Hundreds of Migrants the Border Patrol Dropped at a Greyhound Station

theintercept.com - The vans started coming on May 14, depositing their passengers into an alley by the Greyhound station in San Bernardino, California, and then taking off. The first night, the station’s small lobby qu…


Say goodbye to Dow 25,000: Mexico tariffs spook Wall Street

www.cnn.com - The Dow and S&P 500 declined nearly 7% apiece in May, their first losing months since December. The Nasdaq tumbled 8% on the month, its worst May since 2010. The United States imported $346 billion o…


US Farms Flood, Tariffs on Imported Food - The Organic Prepper

www.theorganicprepper.com - If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! There’s little doubt that the US is headed into a food crisis. Here’s the bottom line. While American farmers are de…


God, Gas, and Cash: How Texas Fell in Love With Israel — and Then Trampled on the Constitution

theintercept.com - On the afternoon of April 19, 2018, a group of Texas Republicans received an email confirming their upcoming all-expenses-paid trips to Israel. An orientation packet filled with background on their d…


How a resort weekend for judges made courts more conservative

www.vox.com - That’s the title of a recent paper by economists Elliott Ash, Daniel Chen, and Suresh Naidu, and depending on your political beliefs, the consequences they’re talking about are either heartening or d…


Boeing Built Deadly Assumptions Into 737 Max, Blind to a Late Design Change

www.nytimes.com - Bird strikes on angle-of-attack sensors are relatively common. A Times review of two F.A.A. databases found hundreds of reports of bent, ****, sheared-off, poorly installed or otherwise malfunctio…


Those Who Rise and Those Who Disappear | Current Affairs

www.currentaffairs.org - Imagine a place where work and income are insecure; where wealthy businessmen/criminals collude with police and politicians to exploit and abuse workers; where family relationships deteriorate into v…


To the ends of the Earth

www.revealnews.org - The story from Antarctica was produced by Carolyn Beeler, an environment reporter at PRI’s The World. The story from Alaska’s Bering Strait was produced by Michael de Yoanna, an investigative reporte…


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


Are We Fighting a War on Homelessness? Or a War on the Homeless?

www.nytimes.com - While legitimate concerns have been raised over the shelters—Will the nearby school be able to successfully accommodate new children? Shouldn’t the city be focusing on permanent supportive housing ra…


New US Ambassador to Uzbekistan – You Just don’t Wanna Know | New Eastern Outlook

journal-neo.org - The ever increasing influence of Russia and China in Central Asia is keeping the United States fairly agitated. Predictably enough, over the last couple of years Washington has noticeably stepped up …


Ecological Importance and Human Rights Be Damned, Trump Admin Says Fossil Fuel Pillaging in Arctic Refuge Coming Soon | naked capitalism

www.nakedcapitalism.com - Jerri-Lynn here. Trump has pledged to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to fossil fuel drilling, and as this post describes, Interior Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Joe B…


Why Mitch McConnell Outmaneuvers Democrats at Filling the Supreme Court

www.newyorker.com - The boundless cynicism of Mitch McConnell is again on display. The Kentucky Republican, who is the Senate Majority Leader, told a home-state audience that, if there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court …



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Doomstead Diner Daily 6/3
« Reply #76 on: June 03, 2019, 06:05:51 am »

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Exclusive: Pompeo delivers unfiltered view of Trump’s Middle East peace plan in off-the-record meeting

www.washingtonpost.com - By John Hudson and John Hudson National security reporter focusing on the State Department and diplomacy. Email Bio Follow Loveday Morris Loveday Morris Jerusalem bureau chief covering the Middle Eas…


Stocks are tumbling on trade-war fears after China pledged to 'fight until the end' | Markets Insider

markets.businessinsider.com - Asian and European stocks and US futures slid sharply on Monday after China's defense minister vowed not to back down in its trade war with the US. "Traders are increasingly pricing in a prolonged tr…


“We’ve Got People”: Ryan Grim on the Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi, and 2020 Campaign

theintercept.com - As Democrats continue to debate whether to initiate an impeachment inquiry, Trump seems to be going nuts from the Democrats’ continuing probe into his possible obstruction of justice, corruption, abu…


Affordable Care Act Reduces Racial Disparities in Cancer Treatment: Report

www.theroot.com - It turns out the Affordable Care Act may have acted to make care affordable and accessible to black folks. According to new research, the law has been linked to a reduction in racial disparities in t…


Heartburn Gave My Dad Cancer. What About the Rest of Us?

undark.org - Nearly 20 years ago, my family got together in the Finger Lakes region of New York for Thanksgiving. The last night of our trip, we went out to a local tavern for dinner. I can’t remember if my fathe…


Virginia Beach Shooter Resigned from His Engineering Job Before Rampage Despite Good Standing

www.theroot.com - DeWayne Craddock, the 40-year-old engineer who officials say murdered 12 people at the government building where he worked in Virginia Beach, Va., submitted a formal letter of regulation from his pos…


Trump-Drunk Republicans Are Choosing Russia Over the Constitution

www.thedailybeast.com - How did this happen? How did the Republican Party descend from the moral heights of Ronald Reagan’s “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,” to this apologist sewer filled with the weak trying to reassu…


Dow futures tumble as trade war escalates

www.cnn.com - Wall Street has already been shaken by the trade war with China. The growth in tariffs are beginning to take an effect on the Chinese economy: Activity in China's vast factory industry fell to a thre…


Anti-Vaxxers Lack Trust. Here's Why.

undark.org - Recently, an acquaintance — the mother of a young child — popped up in a Facebook thread discussing a Newsweek story about Russian internet trolls spreading anti-vaccine propaganda. She described the…


How long can humans live?

theconversation.com - Humans are living longer around the world. While there have been obvious ups and downs, life expectancy at birth overall has been steadily increasing for many years. It has more than doubled in the l…


US Farms Flood, Tariffs on Imported Food 

www.theorganicprepper.com - There’s little doubt that the US is headed into a food crisis. Here’s the bottom line. While American farmers are dealing with one natural disaster after another, President Trump has placed tariffs o…


CO2 Concentration Is Higher Than Ever in Human History

truthout.org - For the first time in human history, on May 13, Earth’s concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) reached 415 parts per million ( ppm). Before the 19th century’s industrial revolution, the CO2 concentrat…


India heatwave temperatures pass 50 degrees Celsius

www.channelnewsasia.com - NEW DELHI: Temperatures passed 50 degrees Celsius in northern India as an unrelenting heatwave triggered warnings of water shortages and heatstroke. The thermometer hit 50.6 degrees Celsius in the Ra…


Superbugs in the Anthropocene: A Profit-Driven Plague

monthlyreview.org - Ian Angus edits the website Climate and Capitalism and is the author, most recently, of A Redder Shade of Green: Intersections of Science and Socialism (Monthly Review Press, 2017). He would like to …


Research Traces Cannabis Plant Origins to the Tibetan Plateau 28 Million Years Ago

www.ancient-origins.net - A fascinating new study published in the journal Vegetation History and Archaeobotany , on May 14, details the work of a team of researchers from the University of Vermont who present their evidence …


Mueller Played by the Rules. Trump Made New Ones.

www.nytimes.com - WASHINGTON — The president of the United States appears to believe that you don’t matter unless you are on television. By that measure, Robert S. Mueller III’s


High Level wildfire grows to nearly half the size of 2016 Fort McMurray blaze

www.ctvnews.ca - At least 10 wildfires are burning out of control in Alberta, and the massive blaze that has forced the evacuation of High Level is nearing half the size of the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. The Chucke…


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…


Escaping extinction through paradigm shift

medium.com - Published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project for people and planet. For the last month, as a journalist and academic, I’ve experienced a strange sensation of para…



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Doomstead Diner Daily 6/4
« Reply #77 on: June 04, 2019, 06:00:25 am »

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Everything That Happened During Trump’s U.K. State Visit

nymag.com - Donald Trump arrived in London Monday morning to kick off his first official state visit the U.K., a trip that has been more than two years in the making. Though Prime Minister Theresa May first exte…


Video of Boris Johnson saying Trump showed 'stupefying ignorance' over past comments about London was broadcast onto Big Ben during the president’s visit

www.businessinsider.com - An anti-Brexit protest group launched a series of new campaigns on Monday, broadcasting controversial messages on famous London landmarks during President Donald Trump's first state visit to the Unit…


In legal victory for Assange, Swedish court rules against extradition

www.wsws.org - The Uppsala District Court yesterday ruled against a bid by Swedish state prosecutors for the country to formally detain WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in absentia, which would have set in motion a…


House committee to vote on holding Barr and Ross in contempt for failing to provide documents related to 2020 Census citizenship question

www.washingtonpost.com - By Felicia Sonmez , Felicia Sonmez National reporter on The Washington Post's breaking political news team Email Bio Follow Tara Bahrampour and Tara Bahrampour Reporter focusing on aging, generations…


‘High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End’ in 2050, New Report Suggests

www.vice.com - A harrowing scenario analysis of how human civilization might collapse in coming decades due to climate change has been endorsed by a former Australian defense chief and senior royal navy commander. …


Turkey squashed by Idlib pressure

www.al-monitor.com - Today is the last day before the end of the Ramadan fast according to the lunar calendar, for those observing it in Turkey. In keeping with the significance of “Arife,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip…


Of Two Minds - A Quiet Revolution Is Brewing

www.oftwominds.com - Politics as practiced in a bygone era of stability no longer offers any solutions to these profound disruptions. I recently read a fascinating history of the social, political and economic context of…


China issues warning to students, academics on studying in the US amid trade war

thehill.com - China on Monday issued a warning to students and academics about the risks of studying in the United States amid the trade war between the two nations, Reuters reported. The Ministry of Education sai…


China continues to deny Tiananmen, but we won’t let the world forget | Rowena Xiaoqing He

www.theguardian.com - He was just a kid, but he cried like an old man in despair.” Liane was trying hard to steady her emotions when she described to me how she had attempted to hold back a young boy whose unarmed brother…


West Virginia Senate Passes Sweeping Education Bill to Ban Teacher Strikes

portside.org - The West Virginia State Senate on Monday passed a sweeping education overhaul bill that would deem teacher strikes unlawful. The chamber voted 18-15 to advance the measure — after Senate Republicans …


Opinion | Democratic Voters Want Impeachment. The House Dawdles.

www.nytimes.com - Until quite recently, Democratic House leaders justified their refusal to begin an inquiry into impeaching Donald Trump by saying that it wasn’t something their rank-and-file voters cared about. “I c…


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…


Getting poorer while working harder: The 'cliff effect'

theconversation.com - Forty percent of all working-age Americans sometimes struggle to pay their monthly bills. There is no place in the country where a family supported by one minimum-wage worker with a full-time job can…


Sears’ bankruptcy has burned thousands of vendors worldwide

nypost.com - If you think shopping at Sears can be sad these days, it’s nothing compared to doing business with the struggling chain. Michelle Chan — whose Hong Kong-based company Mien Co. Ltd. manufactures handb…


Israel's Role In 9/11

www.informationclearinghouse.info - After the arrest, the FBI obtained a warrant to search Urban Moving System’s Weehawken, N.J., offices. Papers and computers were seized. The company owner Dominick Suter, also an Israeli, answered FB…


Opinion | Americans must accept that none of these things ever happened

www.washingtonpost.com - By Dana Milbank Dana Milbank Op-ed columnist covering national politics Email Bio Follow Columnist June 3 at 7:12 PM Oh no, he didn’t. I believe President Trump when he says “I never called Meghan Ma…


Opinion | Trump’s visit to Britain will be remembered as a low moment for a ‘special relationship’

www.washingtonpost.com - By Editorial Board June 3 at 4:01 PM PRESIDENT TRUMP’S visit to Britain this week represents a final miscalculation by the country’s hapless prime minister, Theresa May. Having repeatedly failed to w…


Inside a Flashy Trump Project in Uruguay: Cash Shortages and Mismanagement

www.nytimes.com - The lawsuit is pending in Uruguay. One possibility is that Fortune Realty will seek “un embargo” of the property, which could prevent YY from selling some units until the litigation is resolved. Hist…


The Unique, Addictive Dread of Chernobyl

www.vanityfair.com - Chernobyl, the five-part miniseries concluding tonight on HBO, is not just excellent television; it’s paradigm-shifting historical storytelling, the kind of tale that alters, ever-so-subtly, the text…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 6/5
« Reply #79 on: June 05, 2019, 07:44:25 am »

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Amid London protests, Trump appears in denial over his standing abroad

www.washingtonpost.com - By David Nakamura and David Nakamura Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow Toluse Olorunnipa Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email Bio Follow June 4 at 7:01 PM It was an uncomfort…

Trump: Protests Are 'Fake News' As Protesters Protest Press Conference

splinternews.com - The last time Donald Trump visited the UK and made a joint appearance with Prime Minister Theresa May, things quickly devolved into one of the president’s most unhinged press conferences to date. But…

Second migrant in 36 hours dies after being detained by US – as it happened

www.theguardian.com - A 40-year old Honduran woman died in custody of US Border Control agents, the second person in less than 36 hours to die after crossing the border, according to US Customs and Border Protection. Agen…

A White Man’s Republic, If They Can Keep It

www.theatlantic.com - Adam Serwer: The Supreme Court is headed back to the 19th century The disparate approaches taken by two of the Court’s conservatives to the Voting Rights Act reflect the right’s dueling impulses towa…


The racist roots of American policing: From slave patrols to traffic stops

theconversation.com - Outrage over racial profiling and the killing of African Americans by police officers and vigilantes in recent years helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement. But tensions between the poli…


Police Fusion Center Tied to Fake Social Media Accounts

unicornriot.ninja - Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot filed a public records request to the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) for information related to the occupation of the 4th Precinct in 2015 after Jamar Clark was ki…


Co-author of controversial New York Times Biden-Ukraine story is hired as Ukraine president's spokesperson

www.cnn.com - Bevacqua added, however, that editors "are confident that despite the conflict that should have been disclosed," Mendel's reporting, including the controversial May 1 story, "was fair and accurate." …


Washington Office on Latin America Gets Behind US Regime Change Agenda in Venezuela

www.mintpressnews.com - The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), a self-described “human rights” NGO (non-governmental organization), has been circulating a June 1 press release ostensibly urging the return of democra…

'So much land under so much water': extreme flooding is drowning parts of the midwest

www.theguardian.com - Even with half of the houses on her street underwater, Dina Barker looked at the numbers and calculated that it was worth holding out. The rate at which water was pouring out of the rain-swollen Keys…


Pfizer had clues its blockbuster drug could prevent Alzheimer’s. Why didn’t it tell the world?

www.washingtonpost.com - By Christopher Rowland Christopher Rowland Business reporter focused on the health-care economy's effects on patient health, costs, and privacy Email Bio Follow June 4 at 7:05 PM A team of researcher…


Arctic Is Thawing So Fast Scientists Are Losing Their Measuring Tools - Resilience

www.resilience.org - I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one but I give myself to it. I circle around God, around the primordial tower. I’ve been circling for …


Florida Officials Open Fraud Investigation of Border Wall Fundraising Effort | DCReport.org

www.dcreport.org - A public record request just revealed that the charity started by a Florida man who raised more than $22 million on GoFundMe to build a private border wall just fell under potentially criminal invest…


What your weeds say about your soil

www.treehugger.com - Here's how to "read" your weeds for hints about what's going on in your garden. Let's talk about the weeds. To put it simply, most people hate them. They are often seen as persistent, pesky invaders …


What HBO’s “Chernobyl” Got Right, and What It Got Terribly Wrong

www.newyorker.com - Svetlana Alexievich, the Russian-language Belarusian writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 2015, for her work with oral history, has said that the book she found easiest to report was her…


Pipeline Protesters Could Face up to 20 Years in Prison Under New Trump Proposal

www.ecowatch.com - Building on efforts by multiple states to crack down on those fighting the construction of climate-destroying fossil fuel infrastructure, the Trump administration unveiled a proposal on Monday that w…

Australian feds raid broadcaster’s office over Afghan war crime stories

www.rt.com - Six officers, including three police technicians, descended on the broadcaster's Sydney offices with a warrant explaining the raid was "in relation to allegations of publishing classified material, c…


EXCLUSIVE: How Trump neighbor and supporter William Koch avoided paying hundreds of millions in taxes

www.rawstory.com - Only one of the billionaire Koch brothers supported Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign: William Ingraham Koch. Bill Koch even raised money for Trump, his nearby neighbor in Palm Beach, Fla. That same year,…

Botched reunifications left migrant children waiting in vans overnight

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« Reply #80 on: June 06, 2019, 06:47:07 am »

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RIP Baby Trump Blimp: Woman Stabs Baby Trump Balloon and Is Promptly Arrested

www.theroot.com - On Tuesday, a woman stabbed a Trump baby blimp to death. A video shot by an onlooker and published by the British tabloid The Sun shows the woman, obviously a supporter of the Grand Wizard of the Whi…


For D-Day, Trump recalls the heroism of ... Donald Trump

www.washingtonpost.com - By Dana Milbank Dana Milbank Op-ed columnist covering national politics Email Bio Follow Columnist June 5 at 8:16 PM World leaders have assembled on the English Channel this week, on the 75th anniver…


Opinion | It’s All Rooted in White Panic

www.nytimes.com - But in Trump’s America, this threat is not the priority that it should be. At the House oversight subcommittee on civil rights and civil liberties hearing this week, McGarrity and others were grilled…


After Assange's Espionage Act Indictment, Police Move Against More Journalists for Publishing Classified Material

consortiumnews.com - Less than two months after the arrest of journalist Julian Assange, and two weeks after his indictment under the Espionage Act, emboldened governments have sent the police after journalists who’ve ch…


Trump likens Irish border to wall between US and Mexico

www.theguardian.com - Donald Trump has started his visit to Ireland by comparing its post-Brexit border with Northern Ireland to the US border with Mexico, along which he wants to build a permanent wall. Trump, sitting ne…


How Fetal Personhood Emerged as the Next Stage of the Abortion Wars

www.newyorker.com - The line for which the Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., is best known is also his ugliest: “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” He was referring to a woman named Carrie Buck,…


Private Prison Corporation Wrote Texas Bill Extending How Long Immigrant Children Can Be Detained

theintercept.com - A bill written by a private prison operator to assist its immigration detention business could advance through the Texas state Senate this week, despite vocal protest from civil rights groups. The le…


Bill Aimed at Saving Community Banks Is Already Killing Them

theintercept.com - The expected consolidation simply furthers an existing trend. Community banks have been struggling for decades against an epidemic of consolidation; the number of banks in America has fallen by nearl…


Federal Judge Dismisses Charges Against 3 White Supremacists — ProPublica

www.propublica.org - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom based in New York. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. A federal judge on Mo…


What the Horror of “Chernobyl” Reveals About the Deceit of the Trump Era

theintercept.com - Miners working under a damaged nuclear reactor in the HBO miniseries “Chernobyl.” This confession is not an artifact of the Trump era, however — it is the opening of “Chernobyl,” a masterful HBO dram…


Instead of Taking on Gun Control, Democrats Are Teaming With Republicans for a Stealth Attack on Wall Street Reform

theintercept.com - In mid-January, Citigroup executives held a conference call with reporters about the bank’s fourth-quarter 2017 earnings. The discussion turned to an obscure congressional bill, S.2155, pitched by it…


American Tourists Die Suddenly from Mysterious Illness in Fiji

www.livescience.com - A husband and wife vacationing in Fiji died within days of each other from a mysterious illness, according to news reports. The Texas couple, Michelle and David Paul, arrived in Fiji around May 22, a…


Which States Will Be Hit Hardest by Trump’s Tariffs on Mexico

www.nytimes.com - President Trump’s plan to force Mexico to take a tougher approach to enforcement of its border, by ramping up tariffs on its products, will ripple through the United States, with consumers around the…


'We Are Literally Sawing Off the Branch We All Live On': Amazon Deforestation Increasing Under Bolsonaro

www.commondreams.org - Satellite images reviewed by the Brazilian government show massive deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, a grim reminder of the devastation wrought by the country's new president, Jair Bolsonaro. A…


Russia's manipulation of Twitter was far vaster than believed

www.politico.com - Russia's troll farm was found to have considerably more sway than previously thought and might have generated income for some of its phony accounts. | Naira Davlashyan/AP Photo By TIM STARKS, LAURENS…


Of Two Minds - Is the Tech Bubble Bursting?

www.oftwominds.com - There are two other trends that don't attract quite the media attention that soaring profits do. Is the decade-long tech bubble finally popping? Tech bulls are overlooking the fundamental reality tha…


To Track Police Conduct, a Flourishing of Data

undark.org - On July 17, 2014, New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo tried to arrest a man named Eric Garner on Staten Island for illegally selling cigarettes. Instead, Pantaleo held Garner in a chokehold …


Costa Rica Doubled Its Forest Cover In Just 30 Years!

www.intelligentliving.co - Costa Rica has a long-standing commitment to the environment. The country is now one of the leading nations of sustainability, biodiversity, and other protections. The country’s first lady, urban pla…


The moon keeps flashing, and nobody knows why

www.treehugger.com - The so-called 'transient lunar phenomena' has been stumping scientists for years – but an explanation may be in the works. At a mere 240,000 miles away, you'd think we would have figured out everythi…


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« Reply #81 on: June 06, 2019, 02:42:16 pm »

Of course. Trump and his Hydrocarbon Hellspawn Wrecking Crew have ALWAYS lived by 'might equals right'.
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Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle. -- Aleksandr Sholzhenitsyn
Sholzhenitsyn described this Deceit modus operandi in the USSR.
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Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.
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In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.
Sholzhenitsyn described the unavoidable effect of this embrace of evil on the USSR in a book he wrote titled, "The Gulag Archipelago".
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In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousandfold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.
embrace of evil has been part of the USA's MO for at least half a century or more. It will destroy us as effectvely as it destroyed the USSR. The fact that most humans throughout the world embrace evil does not excuse the world leader of said embrace, the USA, from bearing the primary responsibility for fostering it everywhere.

My job as a Christian is to warn people of their destructive embrace of evil, urge them to repent of this and direct them to look to God for answers.

I realize, as this forum evidences, that 99.9999% of what I post falls on deaf ears.

I realize that the working definition of a "Christian" in the USA is now right there with that of most of the "Christians" in Germany under the National Socialist (NAZI) Party.
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A large segment of the Protestant churches in Germany, known as Deutsche Christen (German Christians), became more than bystanders. Their explicit support of Hitler and National Socialist ideology, and its influence on their theology, made them perpetrators.

Thousands of years ago, the Holy Scriptures predicted that, during the Last Days, good would be labelled as evil and evil as good. Hitler, an expert in Orwellian discourse, was right there with Stalin in this heinous duplicity. The same upside down thinking has now become the Orwellian 'reality' in the USA. The moment one says, "I am a Christian", most people, particularly those on the left, think one is a Deutsche Christen, like the "Evangelical Christians" who voted for Trump.

So, most refuse to hear and respond to the truth.
 
The Bible is clear that it does not matter. That is God's problem, not mine. My job is to warn about this evil because I will be held responsible by God if I do not warn those embracing evil that they are rushing to the destruction of their souls.
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But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself. -- Ezekiel 3:19
The Bonhoffer moment in NAZI Germany provides pertinent modern day context to Ezekiel 3:19. I believe it was Ronald Reagan that triggered the Bonhoffer moment here in the USA. Too few realized it. Every POTUS thereafter built on this cruel edifice of Deceit. Trump is the most obvious beacon of evil incorporated, but I find little difference, beyond the identity politics food fight, between his morally depraved policies and those of Reagan and every subsequent POTUS.
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Bonhoeffer was a German theologian and pastor who resisted his government when he recognized, very early and very clearly, the dangers of Hitlerís regime. His first warning about the dangers of a leader who makes an idol of himself came in a radio address delivered in February 1933, just two days after Hitler took office.
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For those who just read the above, who are more concerned with the devastation our biosphere is experiencing at the hands of Capitalist profit over people and planet than with the spiritual depravity of world leaders like Trump, Putin, Xi, et al, you need to try to grasp what Sholzhenitsyn meant by the phrase, "..., we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.".

The inescapable EFFECT of moral depravity on a nationwide scale is environmental DESTRUCTION. Evil is progressive. It begins by framing all material riches and physical well being as the goal of all rational beings. BUT, it never stops there. It continues to corrupt the mind and the soul to the point of rationalizing any action whatsover as "justified" in the pursuit of physical comfort and prosperity. Obedience to God's commands are gradually branded as "attacks" on our freedom or, as with the pseudo-Christians, demoniically inverted.

Evil is not static; it is dynamic. No one just stops at some point in their slide towards demonically aided and abetted soul dooming worship of the self. All of us in the thrall of self worship grow progressively more addicted to various forms of depravity until our consciense is so seared by sin that we are slaves to a plethora of morally reprehensible behaviors. We then become sworn enemies of God, some denying God's existence, while others often pretend to be His "instrument".

There is NO middle ground. Just because you don't enjoy snuff films and/or engage in serial adultery and just because you correctly and righteously parade against biosphere degradation and the evils of war does NOT mean you are any better than the pseudo-Christians who sin covertly, rationalize "just wars" and hypocritically ignore Capitalist profit over people and planet murder and mayhem.     

Our problems are ALL based on our spiritual condition, from the moment we reach the age of reason until we draw our last breath. Get right with God now. If you do, you are, in these times of the Great American Embrace of Evil, probably guaranteed to have, like Bonhoeffer, a shorter life span, but you will have victory for your soul. If you don't, you are your own worst enemy.


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« Reply #83 on: June 07, 2019, 07:35:19 am »

I realize, as this forum evidences, that 99.9999% of what I post falls on deaf ears.

Maybe. " But to him who has ears, let him hear."

I realize that the working definition of a "Christian" in the USA is now right there with that of most of the "Christians" in Germany under the National Socialist (NAZI) Party.
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A large segment of the Protestant churches in Germany, known as Deutsche Christen (German Christians), became more than bystanders. Their explicit support of Hitler and National Socialist ideology, and its influence on their theology, made them perpetrators.

Thousands of years ago, the Holy Scriptures predicted that, during the Last Days, good would be labelled as evil and evil as good. Hitler, an expert in Orwellian discourse, was right there with Stalin in this heinous duplicity. The same upside down thinking has now become the Orwellian 'reality' in the USA. The moment one says, "I am a Christian", most people, particularly those on the left, think one is a Deutsche Christen, like the "Evangelical Christians" who voted for Trump.


For those who just read the above, who are more concerned with the devastation our biosphere is experiencing at the hands of Capitalist profit over people and planet than with the spiritual depravity of world leaders like Trump, Putin, Xi, et al, you need to try to grasp what Sholzhenitsyn meant by the phrase, "..., we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.".

//
Capitalist profit over people and planet murder and mayhem.     

Our problems are ALL based on our spiritual condition, from the moment we reach the age of reason until we draw our last breath. Get right with God now. If you do, you are, in these times of the Great American Embrace of Evil, probably guaranteed to have, like Bonhoeffer, a shorter life span, but you will have victory for your soul. If you don't, you are your own worst enemy.



I read this comment and the associated article at Sojourners. One of the great benefits of visiting and posting here. I tend to share with you the belief that we are in a. iced battle between good and evil, and that we will be judged according to how we showed up when all is said and done. that evil is in such ascendance these4 days is demoralizing. But one must have faith, even when it's all we have.

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« Reply #84 on: June 07, 2019, 03:02:42 pm »

I realize, as this forum evidences, that 99.9999% of what I post falls on deaf ears.

Maybe. " But to him who has ears, let him hear."

I realize that the working definition of a "Christian" in the USA is now right there with that of most of the "Christians" in Germany under the National Socialist (NAZI) Party.
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A large segment of the Protestant churches in Germany, known as Deutsche Christen (German Christians), became more than bystanders. Their explicit support of Hitler and National Socialist ideology, and its influence on their theology, made them perpetrators.

Thousands of years ago, the Holy Scriptures predicted that, during the Last Days, good would be labelled as evil and evil as good. Hitler, an expert in Orwellian discourse, was right there with Stalin in this heinous duplicity. The same upside down thinking has now become the Orwellian 'reality' in the USA. The moment one says, "I am a Christian", most people, particularly those on the left, think one is a Deutsche Christen, like the "Evangelical Christians" who voted for Trump.


For those who just read the above, who are more concerned with the devastation our biosphere is experiencing at the hands of Capitalist profit over people and planet than with the spiritual depravity of world leaders like Trump, Putin, Xi, et al, you need to try to grasp what Sholzhenitsyn meant by the phrase, "..., we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.".

//
Capitalist profit over people and planet murder and mayhem.     

Our problems are ALL based on our spiritual condition, from the moment we reach the age of reason until we draw our last breath. Get right with God now. If you do, you are, in these times of the Great American Embrace of Evil, probably guaranteed to have, like Bonhoeffer, a shorter life span, but you will have victory for your soul. If you don't, you are your own worst enemy.


I read this comment and the associated article at Sojourners. One of the great benefits of visiting and posting here. I tend to share with you the belief that we are in a. iced battle between good and evil, and that we will be judged according to how we showed up when all is said and done. that evil is in such ascendance these4 days is demoralizing. But one must have faith, even when it's all we have.


I read this the other day. It seems appropriate:
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Trump actually does face the real possibility of prosecution for campaign finance crimes after he leaves office. He did engage in extensive, documented wrongdoing and (but for Justice Department policy) likely criminal obstruction of justice. The Trump/Hannity narrative seeks to expunge these facts precisely through the act of trying to overwhelm reality with falsehoods.

Yep. Trump and his wrecking crew define themselves by bold faced lies sprinkled with baseless happy talk and not so veiled authoritarian threats. They studied Hitler well.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019

SNIPPET:

Donald Trumpís Europe trip has come and gone. While we can all be grateful he did not announce the creation of a new Fourth Reich right there on Normandy Beach Ė admit it, you thought it was possible, didnít you Ė he reminded us that even in this rapidly declining age, the president of the United States can always be counted on to go lower.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019

SNIPPET:

Donald Trumpís Europe trip has come and gone. While we can all be grateful he did not announce the creation of a new Fourth Reich right there on Normandy Beach Ė admit it, you thought it was possible, didnít you Ė he reminded us that even in this rapidly declining age, the president of the United States can always be counted on to go lower.

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My wife brought this little snippet about Pud's trip to my attention.

People think Queen Elizabeth II shaded Trump by wearing a tiara that’s a ‘symbol of protection against illness and evil’

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and US President Donald Trump pose for a photograph in the Music Room, ahead of a State Banquet Monday night.
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  • Queen Elizabeth II wore a Burmese Ruby Tiara that guards the wearer "not only against illness, but also against evil," while hosting President Donald Trump during his United Kingdom visit.
  • Twitter users were quick to make assumptions about why the queen opted to wear that tiara with Trump.
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The royal family hosted a lavish banquet at Buckingham Palace on Monday night to honor President Donald Trump's United Kingdom visit.

Attendees were decked out in sparkling jewels, ball gowns, and tuxedos with tails. Many people on social media particularly took note of Queen Elizabeth II's Burmese Ruby Tiara. According to the Royal Exhibitions website, the 96 rubies set into the tiara "represent the number of diseases that the Burmese people believe can afflict the human body."

"They credit the ruby with prophylactic properties guarding the wearer not only against illness, but also against evil," the site explains.

Twitter users were quick to make assumptions about why the queen opted to wear that tiara with Trump.

The British royal family owns a deep trove of tiaras and crowns and Queen Elizabeth II is most often spotted wearing the the Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara.

She received the Burmese Ruby Tiara as a wedding gift from the people of Burma (now Myanmar). It's possible she wore the tiara to raise attention about the human rights situation in Myanmar. More than 900,000 Rohingya refugees, a Muslim-majority ethnic group from the country's Rakhine State, have fled military-violence in Mynamar to neighboring Bangladesh, where they live in squalid conditions in the world's largest refugee camp.

US lawmakers have found issue with the Trump administration's silence regarding human rights violations in Myanmar. As noted by ABC News, the president has never spoken out publicly about the situation and stopped short of calling the violence against the Rohingya a genocide, a term used by the United Nations.

A spokesperson for Queen Elizabeth II said they do not provide comment on the queen's choice of jewelry.


 

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