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Doomstead Diner Daily 6/23
« Reply #120 on: June 23, 2019, 07:10:33 am »

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Trump Has Unexpectedly Postponed The Nationwide ICE Raids Targeting Immigrant Families

www.memeorandum.com - Kayla Epstein / Washington Post: Trump says he will hold off on planned ICE raids for now — After the defending his plan to deport undocumented immigrants on Saturday, President Trump hours later twe…

Ahead of ICE raids, Illinois governor bans private immigrant detention centers from state

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US launched cyber attack on Iranian rockets and missiles – reports

www.theguardian.com - The US military launched a cyber-attack on Iranian weapons systems on Thursday, according to sources, as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional strike in response to Ir…

‘It Hurt. And It Was Against My Will’: Trump Accuser Stands By Her Story

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Major newspapers largely leave new report of sexual assault by Trump off their front pages

www.memeorandum.com - Geoffrey A. Fowler / Washington Post: Goodbye, Chrome: Google's web browser has become spy software — Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our brow…

Veteran Navy Officer Exposes Flaws In US Version Of Iran Oil Tanker Narrative

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: From Mintpressnews.com According to Dr Gwynne Dyer who has served as a Reserve Naval Officer in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, US Naval Reserve, and British Royal Navy Reserve for a t…

Dakota Access Pipeline Spills at South Dakota Pump Station

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Supreme Court’s liberals and conservatives clash again over retaining precedent

www.washingtonpost.com - By Robert Barnes Robert Barnes Reporter covering the U.S. Supreme Court Email Bio Follow June 21 at 6:21 PM The Supreme Court’s liberal and conservative members clashed again Friday on respecting the…

Who Gets to Own the West?

www.nytimes.com - Some of the new owners have been welcomed. The cable magnate, John Malone, for instance, has been praised by the Nature Conservancy for his family’s conservation efforts, and other buyers have helped…

The Unimaginable Reality of American Concentration Camps

www.newyorker.com - Like many arguments, the fight over the term “concentration camp” is mostly an argument about something entirely different. It is not about terminology. Almost refreshingly, it is not an argument abo…

A firsthand report of ‘inhumane conditions’ at a migrant children's detention facility

www.memeorandum.com - Kayla Epstein / Washington Post: Trump says he will hold off on planned ICE raids for now — After the defending his plan to deport undocumented immigrants on Saturday, President Trump hours later twe…


Greenland’s ice: A trip back in time to see the future of climate change

bigthink.com - JON GERTNER: It's hard for us here to imagine what the Greenland ice sheet is like. This is thousands of miles from the United States, as well as from Europe. It's a country that few people ever visi…


Hack of U.S. Border Surveillance Contractor Is Way Bigger Than the Government Lets On

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Flushed Goldfish Grew to Be Kitten-Size in Niagara River

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Fukushima’s Three Nuclear Meltdowns Are “Under Control”: That’s a Lie

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'I'm scared for my daughter': Life in India's first city that's almost out of water

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Will humans understand AI-generated art?

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State By State, The War On Cannabis Is Ending

popularresistance.org - Dozens of new state laws are expanding legal cannabis use — and expunging the records of users caught up in the system. Judging by its first six months, 2019 has been a banner year for marijuana poli…


Inside hate groups on Facebook, police officers trade racist memes, conspiracy theories and Islamophobia

www.revealnews.org - By Will Carless and Michael Corey Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting June 14, 2019 Thanks for your interest in republishing this story. As a nonprofit newsroom, we want to share our w…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 6/24
« Reply #121 on: June 24, 2019, 06:27:38 am »

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Japanese internment camp survivors protest Ft. Sill migrant detention center

www.memeorandum.com - Maureen Dowd / New York Times: Blowhard on the Brink — WASHINGTON — As shocking as it is to write this sentence, it must be said: Donald Trump did something right. — He finally noticed the abyss once…


Doctor compares conditions at immigrant holding centers to ‘torture facilities’

www.memeorandum.com - Maureen Dowd / New York Times: Blowhard on the Brink — WASHINGTON — As shocking as it is to write this sentence, it must be said: Donald Trump did something right. — He finally noticed the abyss once…


Republicans move to revolutionize fundraising for 2020

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Here Are the Most Hilarious and Disturbing Tidbits From Trump's Leaked Vetting Forms

splinternews.com - Axios on HBO obtained a trove of documents from Trump’s transition team, including many vetting forms for potential administration officials. These forms include those of many current and former admi…


Of Two Minds - The Human Cost of "Recovery": We're Burning Out

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Direct Action Shuts Down Coal Infrastructure in Germany

unicornriot.ninja - Viersen, Germany – Unicorn Riot is on scene of the Ende Gelände action camp. This is the fifth year climate activists have gathered to block German coal infrastructure around mines owned by energy gi…


With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First?

www.nytimes.com - WASHINGTON — As disaster costs keep rising nationwide, a troubling new debate has become urgent: If there’s not enough money to protect every coastal community from the effects of human-caused global…


Where are new college grads going to find jobs?

theconversation.com - College graduates of the new millennium are different than previous generations. Not just because they prefer Snapchat to email and have mountains of school loans, but also because of their choices o…


Don't Waste Your Brain Cells Watching NBC's Chuck Todd Interview Trump

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Turkey's President Suffers Stinging Defeat in Istanbul Election Redo

www.memeorandum.com - Maureen Dowd / New York Times: Blowhard on the Brink — WASHINGTON — As shocking as it is to write this sentence, it must be said: Donald Trump did something right. — He finally noticed the abyss once…


Oregon Republicans are still on the lam to avoid voting on a major climate change bill

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Michigan GOP headquarters tagged with anti-ICE graffiti

www.memeorandum.com - Maureen Dowd / New York Times: Blowhard on the Brink — WASHINGTON — As shocking as it is to write this sentence, it must be said: Donald Trump did something right. — He finally noticed the abyss once…


Behind the scenes: How Trump's team staffed the U.S. government

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This 12-Foot, 463-Lb. Alligator Went Head to Head with a Semitruck

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I agree that large cities will continue to attract college grads. However, the main growth industry there may not be what these job seekers expected...

Many Grave Diggers at work in Hungary may be an example of Job Opportunities soon available everywhere.
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart,
having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. -- Luke 8:15

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How Trump Lies Us Into War & Concentration Camps
« Reply #123 on: June 24, 2019, 04:58:40 pm »

👍 Excellent advice.

How Trump Lies Us Into War & Concentration Camps

Thom Hartmann Program Published on Jun 21, 2019

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David Cay Johnston: Rudy Giuliani, The Dutch, and the Stolen $10 Billion

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Doomstead Diner Daily 6/25
« Reply #125 on: June 25, 2019, 06:17:00 am »

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Donald Trump orders fresh sanctions against Iran's Ali Khamenei

www.theguardian.com- Donald Trump has ordered new sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, and other officials including eight Revolutionary Guard commanders in the latest step of an escalating pressure cam…


Iran calls new U.S. sanctions ‘outrageous and idiotic,’ warns that path to diplomacy is permanently closed

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Trump Dismisses ‘Torture’ of Migrant Children at Border

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Tent cities cost millions more than keeping migrant kids with parents

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ICE Detention Center Says It’s Not Responsible for Staff's Sexual Abuse of Detainees

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Are We Living in the Dawning of Alfonso Cuarón's CHILDREN OF MEN? | Tribeca

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Trump Promised a Manufacturing Renaissance. What Happens in 2020 in Places That Lost Those Jobs?

www.memeorandum.com - Associated Press: Government moves migrant kids after poor conditions exposed — The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports tha…


The New York Post's Story on E. Jean Carroll's Trump Allegations Is Mysteriously MIA

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Democrats mimic 2018 House takeover strategy in bid to capture Senate

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Democrats may filibuster defense bill to force vote on Iran

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Breaking: Russian Air Force unleashes powerful assault on large jihadist base

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‘Climate apartheid’: UN expert says human rights may not survive

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The looming superbug crisis: Politics, profit, and Big Pharma

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Could CBD Fight Superbugs? Marijuana Compound Shows Promise As an Antibiotic.

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What's wrong with modern buildings? Everything, including Upfront Carbon Emissions

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We probed Santorini's volcano with sound to learn what's going on beneath the surface

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New research sheds light on a possible cause of autism: processed foodsbigthink.com/

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Where Are Oregon's Senate Republicans? Check Idaho

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Facing the Climate Emergency — Grieving The Future You Thought You Had

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What a horror show the world in general, and the USA in particular, has become.

Anyone that says Evil is not flourishing is not paying attention.

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A wicked man’s words are like a spark that ignites violence. In fact, sins of the tongue are the most common kind of violence in the Psalms.

C. S. Lewis notes…

“I think that when I began to read it, these surprised me a little; I had half expected that in a simpler and more violent age when more evil was done with the knife, the big stick, and the firebrand, less would be done by talk. But in reality, the Psalmists mention hardly any kind of evil more often than this one, which the most civilized societies share. One almost hears the incessant whispering, tattling, lying, scolding, flattery, and circulation of rumors.”

Evil shows itself most often in verbal violence. You see it every day in post and comments on Facebook and other social media. You see it on television. The Apostle Paul quotes Psalm 10:7 to show that everyone, Jews and Gentiles alike, are under the power of sin.

Romans 3: 13, 14 (KJV) “Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues, they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:”

James 3:6 says… “And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature, and it is set on fire of hell.”

The wicked man is treacherous. He cares nothing about the people he attacks.

For one thing, his heart is bad. In Matthew 12:34 (KJV), Jesus said, “…for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” His words are full of “cursing and… oppression” because his heart is full of cursing and oppression. His very nature is to use whatever power he has to use and exploit others.

God is kind and patient, and he offers the evil one every opportunity to turn away from his sin. The wicked mistake God’s patience for negligence. The godly recognize God’s kindness and run to him, but those who are evil are truly arrogant and aggressive in everything they do.

What they don’t realize is that a wise man can see right through them.

However, only the foolish will follow them.

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What a horror show the world in general, and the USA in particular, has become.

Anyone that says Evil is not flourishing is not paying attention.

For the life of me, AG, I have no idea who would say that evil is not flourishing these days, especially in the US.
"These days" are the international convention for unrestrained evil. In my memory, I've never seen anything like it.

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« Reply #128 on: June 26, 2019, 12:32:32 pm »
What a horror show the world in general, and the USA in particular, has become.

Anyone that says Evil is not flourishing is not paying attention.

For the life of me, AG, I have no idea who would say that evil is not flourishing these days, especially in the US.
"These days" are the international convention for unrestrained evil. In my memory, I've never seen anything like it
.

Yep. I would like to say things should get 'better' because we are at the bottom of the barrel of 'things getting worse', but the trend does not substantiate that premise.

And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee. -- Psalm 39:7
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Doomstead Diner Daily 6/27
« Reply #129 on: June 27, 2019, 05:58:53 am »

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Cambridge scientists create a successful "vaccine" against fake news

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Democratic divides take center stage at first debate

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Wayfair CEOs Donate $100,000 to Red Cross As Hundreds Protest Migrant Detention Contract

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At the Democratic Debate, Elizabeth Warren’s Reformism Versus Trump’s Moral Crisis

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G20: Donald Trump to have breakfast with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince

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Reddit 'quarantines' its biggest pro-Trump message board

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Of Two Minds - Local Government Is an Engine of Inflation

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Cement production makes more CO2 than all the trucks in the world

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Why giant human-sized beavers died out 10,000 years ago

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Animal study presents best evidence to date that Parkinson’s begins in the gut

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The Wolves Have Turned on Each Other on Wall Street

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Hey Surly, I just played this new game out there formulated to teach people how fake news is created and spreads. You play the part of some clever evil scoundrel that games people for all they are worth. I played and got a little over 10,000 simulated twitter followers from a fake news site called Cosmos where I was the  "editor-in-chief".

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Science Shows Serious Denier Pushback Is Good, But Fun and Games are Better!

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On Tuesday, Scientific American ran a great story on debating deniers, covering a couple of new studies that are, to put it mildly, relevant to our interests.

The first study looked at whether it was more effective to rebut denial by addressing the factual errors presented (a topic-based approach) or by addressing the ways in which deniers are deceptive (exposing the techniques they use). It also tested if rebutting the myths actually reinforced them, a concept known as the backfire effect.

The results showed that both topic and technique-based rebuttals reduced the negative impact of anti-vaccine and climate change denial arguments. Neither proved to be significantly more effective than the other, and combining them together doesn’t seem to have a greater effect than either alone. It’s nice to know that climate scientists who provide the facts disproving denial are just as effective as those who expose deniers’ rhetorical techniques and logical fallacies, and that there’s not necessarily a need for any one person to be an expert in both types of rebuttals.

It also found that rebuttals were most effective for the groups who are most susceptible to the misinformation: those who went into the experiment less convinced about the efficacy of vaccines than the average person, and folks with more conservative political beliefs who are more likely to be skeptical of climate science.

The research adds to the now relatively robust body of evidence suggesting that the backfire effect isn’t a particularly pressing problem--in other words, rebuttals were more effective than letting the denial argument go unchallenged. The study also suggests that when deniers are invited to an event it’s always best to have someone show up to debunk deniers, but those who protest debates with deniers are doing good if it leads to the events’ cancellation, because then no one is misled in the first place.

The most effective way of battling denial, of course, is preventing people from being deceived in the first place. A growing body of research known as the “inoculation theory” proposes exposing people to weak versions of denial in order to educate them on how misinformation is created and spread so that they are more resistant to it when it appears in the wild.

The second new study focuses on what the first calls a technique-rebuttal approach, and seeks to find a “broad-spectrum vaccine” that works just as well against climate denial as it does for anti-vaccine rhetoric or any other sort of fake news.

The study takes a novel approach: a game. Researchers designed a Fake News Game, in which players “take on the role of a fake news creator” with a goal of attracting “as many followers as possible while also maximising credibility.” Through six scenarios in which players are offered a “choose your own adventure” set of options, they learn about the strategies used to spread misinformation in pursuit of becoming a Titan of Fake News (Rupert Murdoch, basically).

The game captures the sorts of fake news strategies we see all the time, from impersonation (see: NIPCC) to emotional content and polarization to conspiracy theories and attacking opponents on personal grounds.

read more:

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having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. -- Luke 8:15

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Doomstead Diner Daily 6/28
« Reply #131 on: June 28, 2019, 07:59:07 am »

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Supreme Court: Bad Day for Everyone, Especially Roberts

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Kamala Harris Leaves a Pile of Rubble Where Joe Biden Used to Be

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Analysis | Harris upstages Biden and Sanders with dominating performance

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Here's Some of What Trump Has Screwed Up in This Month | DCReport.org

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WaPo Doesn’t Want Voters To Know Medicare For All Will Cut Their Health Costs

popularresistance.org - Healthcare consistently ranks as one of the top issues for Democratic voters, so helping those voters understand Democratic presidential candidates’ positions on healthcare ought to be a key job for …


U.S. in Top 10 of most dangerous countries for women

bigthink.com - Before anyone gets an Island of Dr. Moreau vibe, it's worth noting that the brains did not approach neural activity anywhere near consciousness. The BrainEx solution contained chemicals that prevente…


NY Times Admits It Sends Stories To US Government For Approval Before Publication

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: From Thegrayzone.com The New York Times has publicly acknowledged that it sends some of its stories to the US government for approval from “national security officials” before publicatio…


Ken Cuccinelli, head of citizenship service, blames migrant father for drowning deaths captured in photo

www.washingtonpost.com - Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, says U.S. policy is not to blame for deaths of migrants trying to cross the Rio Grande. (CNN/Screenshot/CNN) By Meagan Fl…


That Big Rig You're Passing Might Be Full of Bees

jalopnik.com - There are still cowboys driving livestock across America in 2019. While most of us are snoozing, they’re rolling up to dark fields with trucks full of creatures that are critical to our nation’s agri…


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…


Alabama: pregnant woman shot in stomach is charged in fetus's death

www.theguardian.com - A woman from Alabama who was shot in the stomach while pregnant – with the bullets killing the fetus – has been charged with manslaughter. Marshae Jones was reportedly five months pregnant when she w…


Extreme heat triggers huge Spain wildfire

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Europe heatwave: record high of 45C expected in France

www.theguardian.com - National highest-ever temperature records, typically set in late July or August, are likely to be broken across Europe this week as a potentially deadly early summer heatwave sweeps across the contin…


We Have Less Than a Millisecond Left

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Indian villages lie empty as drought forces thousands to flee

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Could oil prices skyrocket to $200 a barrel … or more?

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Hey Surly, I just played this new game out there formulated to teach people how fake news is created and spreads. You play the part of some clever evil scoundrel that games people for all they are worth. I played and got a little over 10,000 simulated twitter followers from a fake news site called Cosmos where I was the  "editor-in-chief".

Check it out and see how ya do!

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The study takes a novel approach: a game. Researchers designed a Fake News Game, in which players “take on the role of a fake news creator” with a goal of attracting “as many followers as possible while also maximising credibility.” Through six scenarios in which players are offered a “choose your own adventure” set of options, they learn about the strategies used to spread misinformation in pursuit of becoming a Titan of Fake News (Rupert Murdoch, basically).

The game captures the sorts of fake news strategies we see all the time, from impersonation (see: NIPCC) to emotional content and polarization to conspiracy theories and attacking opponents on personal grounds.

read more:

https://mailchi.mp/climatenexus/howd-the-debate-go-swampy-air-chief-out-more?e=0fd17c5b57

Not sure I want to. It is simply amazing the level of mistrust our communication has come to. This is real meta-level stuff.

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Doomstead Diner Daily 6/29
« Reply #133 on: June 29, 2019, 08:43:13 am »

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Spain battles biggest wildfires in 20 years as heatwave grips Europe

www.theguardian.com- Firefighters battled wildfires at a scale not seen for 20 years in Spain and southern France was placed on unprecedented red alert as much of western Europe sweltered in an extreme early-summer heatw…


Racist Immigration Chief Blames Drowned Father For His Child's Death

splinternews.com - The Trump administration has always eagerly blamed the deaths of immigrants desperate to the flee conditions of their home countries on themselves, and Ken Cuccinelli has fallen right in line. Speaki…


Trump to allow U.S. firms to sell technology to Huawei and promises farmers they would win from new talks, in wide-ranging news conference

www.washingtonpost.com - By Damian Paletta , Damian Paletta Reporter covering economic policy Email Bio Follow David Nakamura and David Nakamura Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow Simon Denyer Simon Denyer To…


Do newspaper presidential endorsements matter anymore?

bigthink.com - Consider it; it's kind of weird that newspapers endorse candidates at all. The rest of the time they report the news and maybe print a few opinion pieces, all the time claiming objectivity and neutra…


Political Ploy by Mitch McConnell Blocks Attempt to Stop War With Iran

theintercept.com - Senate Republicans narrowly defeated an amendment Friday that would have limited President Donald Trump’s ability to attack Iran without congressional approval. The 50-40 vote gave the measure a majo…


Joe Biden's harsh lesson: when you're on top, the only way to go is down | Nathan Robinson

www.theguardian.com - The Democratic presidential field is currently so crowded with candidates that it is difficult for televised debates to be anything but a frenzied spectacle. Thursday night’s debate in Miami wasn’t e…


No, the census has never been delayed. Even when it was really hard to conduct.

www.washingtonpost.com - A census worker collects information in Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1940. (Dwight Hammack/U.S. Census Bureau/FDR Presidential Library) By Gillian Brockell Gillian Brockell Staff writer for Retropolis Email…


Average Age of Vehicles Sets Record, New-Vehicle Sales Drop to Where They Were 20 Years Ago. What Are Automakers Doing?

wolfstreet.com - The average age of passenger cars and trucks on the road in the US ticked up again in 2019, to another record of 11.8 years, IHS Markit reported today. When I entered the car business in 1985, the av…


“Schumer F--ked Us”: Progressives Rage at Leadership Over Border Bill

www.vanityfair.com - Progressive concerns that the Trump administration cannot be trusted with the funding are not unfounded. On Thursday Vice President Pence and Pelosi reportedly struck a handshake agreement on the 90-…


Single Topic Debates

splinternews.com - If there was one thing we learned from watching 20 candidates debate for four hours, it is: that’s too many candidates. If there is a useful thing we learned, however, it is this: We should be holdin…


In Chennai Water Crisis, Climate Change and Mismanagement to Blame

undark.org - Indian women with empty plastic pots protest as they demand drinking water in Chennai on June 22, 2019. Chennai — India’s sixth largest city — is running out of water. A combination of climate change…


Concentration Camps Made In The USA, The Battle To Ban Poisons & Police Artillery

popularresistance.org - Legal wins against herbicides and pesticides are often just the beginning of more battles – and could fall short of the necessary change to protect our land and our soil. Next, the number of refugees…


Putin, With Whom Trump Joked About 'Fake News,' Has Seen 42 Journalists Killed During His Reign

www.mediaite.com - President Donald Trump joked about “fake news” journalists with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who leads a country where more than two dozen reporters have been murdered since Putin first came to …


For Its 150th Birthday, Goldman Gives Itself a 150-Minute Miniseries

www.vanityfair.com - To be expected, I guess, along with the bits of introspection, there are also moments of craven sycophancy. These are most often delivered by three supposedly objective outsiders, whom Burns—no doubt…


Older American Descend Into Retirement Without A Golden Parachute

www.occupy.com - When Social Security was first introduced in the United States in the 1930s, it fundamentally altered life experiences for millions of retirees, even though life expectancy at the time was only aroun…


At Work, Expertise Is Falling Out of Favor

www.theatlantic.com - In the faint predawn light, the ship doesn’t look unusual. It is one more silhouette looming pier-side at Naval Base San Diego, a home port of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. And the scene playing out in its…


Humans destroyed 10% of wilderness in just 25 years

energyskeptic.com - Preface. Humans are destroying the wilderness so quickly there it could mostly disappear in less than a century. Since 1993 the world lost an area twice the size of Alaska. So kiss biodiversity, carb…


Why We Still Need A Movement To Keep Youth From Joining The Military

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: From Nnomypeace.net Elizabeth King, In These Times – Eighteen is the youngest age at which someone can join the U.S. military without their parents’ permission, yet the military markets …


Empathy is the secret ingredient that makes cooperation – and civilization – possible

theconversation.com - Human societies are so prosperous mostly because of how altruistic we are. Unlike other animals, people cooperate even with complete strangers. We share knowledge on Wikipedia, we show up to vote, an…


Opinion - Monsters Walk the Earth. Why These Three Countries Are the Real Troika of Evil

www.informationclearinghouse.info - The truth is that all of American foreign policy during the upcoming year will be designed to pander to certain constituencies that will be crucial to the 2020 presidential election. One can bank on …


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Doomstead Diner Daily 6/30
« Reply #134 on: June 30, 2019, 09:58:21 am »

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Trump becomes first sitting president to set foot into North Korea

www.washingtonpost.com - By Seung Min Kim and Seung Min Kim White House reporter Email Bio Follow Simon Denyer Simon Denyer Tokyo bureau chief covering Japan, North Korea and South Korea. Email Bio Follow June 30 at 7:13 AM …


2020 Democrats defend Kamala Harris after Donald Trump Jr. tweet about her race

www.washingtonpost.com - By Colby Itkowitz Colby Itkowitz Congress, campaigns, health policy, Pennsylvania politics Email Bio Follow June 29 at 7:36 PM Sen. Kamala Harris, one of only two black candidates in a field of two d…


Trump Wants to Make the Lincoln Memorial Area a VIP Section on July 4

splinternews.com - First Donald Trump couldn’t have his dumb $92 million military parade, so he decided to usurp Fourth of July celebrations this year in the nation’s capital. Now, he plans to transform the area in fro…


What the Concentration Camps of Bosnia Can Teach Us About the Abuse of Immigrants on the U.S. Border

theintercept.com - Tours of detention camps are public relations tricks; governments do their best to make sure journalists don’t actually visit the exact places where crimes occurred. Here’s an example from Bosnia. On…


Canadian Cartoonist Fired After His Trump Cartoon Goes Viral

crooksandliars.com - I've used 'fired' in the headline, but more accurately de Adder had his contract terminated with the Brunswick News, a privately-held publishing company that operates in New Brunswick, Canada. The so…


House Democrats just opened a probe into Trump lapdog Matt Gaetz that could end his career

washingtonpress.com - The House Ethics Committee just announced an investigation into a Florida man who engaged in witness intimidation against Trump’s former personal lawyer. In late February, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) post…


Asymmetry between the major parties fries the circuits of the mainstream press - PressThink

pressthink.org - On the eve of the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, I thought I would write down some of the precepts and maxims I have used to understand press behavior during this long and sta…


Portland police clash with protesters and make ‘cement milkshake’ claim

www.theguardian.com - Police declared a civil disturbance in Portland, Oregon on Saturday afternoon, after a day of duelling political protests culminated in brawls and standoffs between demonstrators and law enforcement.…


Trump Loses Again in Efforts to Build His Precious Border Wall

splinternews.com - Tally another loss for the great deal-maker-in-chief and his obsessive need to build a “big, beautiful” border wall with taxpayer money that hasn’t been approved by Congress. A federal judge on Frida…


The Racist Nextdoor

www.theroot.com - If you had to pick between the ability to fly or the ability to become invisible, which would you choose? This infamous conundrum is actually a psychological test that reveals deep-seated personality…


Berlin freezes rent for five years

bigthink.com - Before anyone gets an Island of Dr. Moreau vibe, it's worth noting that the brains did not approach neural activity anywhere near consciousness. The BrainEx solution contained chemicals that prevente…


'Surveillance Scores' Can Cost You BIG - The Organic Prepper

www.theorganicprepper.com - If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! In these Orwellian times, when it is revealed that yet another government agency is spying on us in yet another way,…


It turns out planes are even worse for the climate than we thought

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www.newscientist.com - The contrails left by aeroplanes last only hours. But they are now so widespread that their warming effect is greater than that of all the carbon dioxide emitted by aeroplanes that has accumulated in…


Ice sheet collapse: The greatest unknown in climate science

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bigthink.com - JON GERTNER: For scientists who study climate change, one of the great challenges has been trying to figure out if these great ice sheets, these old remnants of the ice age in Greenland and Antarctic…


Thousands protest against lifting Madrid car ban

www.bbc.co.uk - Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Madrid on Saturday to oppose the newly elected conservative mayor's decision to reverse car pollution restrictions. The People's Party-run city hall has…


How chronic stress harms orcas in captivity

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A robotic teddy bear can benefit hospitalized children

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Trump's EPA may be about to screw over America's biggest wild salmon run

www.motherjones.com - The war over America’s most productive wild salmon fishery, in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, has been brewing for nearly 40 years. Now, the Trump administration appears to be intervening on behalf of the min…


Extinct 11-Foot 'Super-Ostrich' Was As Massive As a Polar Bear

www.livescience.com - Near the dawn of the last ice age, an enormous terrestrial bird about three times the size of a modern ostrich jogged across eastern Europe, according to a fossil femur recently found in Crimea. Anal…


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