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Doomstead Diner Daily 8/20
« Reply #240 on: August 20, 2019, 09:01:15 am »

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White House officials eyeing payroll tax cut in effort to reverse weakening economy

www.washingtonpost.com - By Damian Paletta Damian Paletta Reporter covering economic policy Email Bio Follow August 19 at 4:27 PM Several senior White House officials have begun discussing whether to push for a temporary pay…


Trump is reportedly so worried about the threat of recession that he is considering reversing some of his signature China tariffs

www.businessinsider.com - The Trump administration is considering reversing some of US President Donald Trump's signature tariffs against China as one of a range of potential measures to protect a weakening US economy from re…


On Gun Violence, ‘We Need the Federal Government to Take Bold Steps’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed Amnesty International USA’s Ernest Coverson about guns and human rights for the August 16, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson…


Trump again appears to back away from gun background checks

www.washingtonpost.com - By Josh Dawsey and Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow David Nakamura David Nakamura Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow August 19 at 8:36 PM President Trump…


Brexit: Donald Tusk rejects Boris Johnson's backstop proposal – live news

www.theguardian.com - Boris Johnson is meeting the EU’s two most powerful national leaders, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, later this week. Last night, ahead of those meetings, he released his first proposal since he …


Twitter Helped Chinese Government Promote Disinformation on Repression of Muslims

theintercept.com - Twitter helped to promote Chinese government propaganda and disinformation about the country’s controversial internment camps in the Xinjiang region, a review of the company’s advertising records rev…


Opinion | Move over, Illuminati. The conspiracy against Trump’s economy is massive.

www.washingtonpost.com - By Catherine Rampell Catherine Rampell Columnist covering economics, public policy, politics and culture Email Bio Follow Columnist August 19 at 6:48 PM When Barack Obama was president and the econom…


Trump, Cranking the Crazy to 11, Says Google Cost Him “16 Million Votes”

www.vanityfair.com - Donald Trump has spent a significant portion of the past two and a half years soothing his deeply fragile ego by insisting he would have beaten Hillary Clinton in the popular vote if not for rampant …


Opinion | Netanyahu Banned Omar And Tlaib Because The Occupation Must Be Hidden To Survive

forward.com - Most establishment American Jewish leaders think Israel’s decision to bar Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting the West Bank was, in the words of The Democratic Majority for Isr…


Israel Chooses Short-Term Land Grabs Over Long-Term Legitimacy

www.mintpressnews.com - The case for Israel’s legitimacy and right to exist is one that is difficult to make. Israel is a state that was created for immigrant-settlers in a country that was fully inhabited and developed. Ye…


Manifestos of Hate: What White Terrorists Have in Common

www.mintpressnews.com - Writing under the title of “If the El Paso shooter had been Muslim”, Moustafa Bayoumi stated the obvious. “If the El Paso shooter had been a Muslim,” Bayoumi wrote in the British Guardian newspaper o…


How America Ended Up With a White Supremacist President

eand.co - There’s little doubt by now that America has — as the zeitgeist finally goes — a white supremacist President. Opposition leaders and journalists are both finally — finally — saying it. I want to shar…


The developing world’s water crisis has arrived

www.asiatimes.com - Developing economies across Asia, Africa and South America, known as the Global South, are steadily running out of drinking water and accessing what is available is blowing a major hole in household …


Trump wants to buy Greenland. Only one-third of Americans would be willing to offer more than $12 for the island

www.businessinsider.com - Americans aren't really interested in buying Greenland unless the price tag is cheap — really cheap. President Donald Trump has expressed interest in purchasing the icy island from Denmark, according…


‘We Can’t Waste a Drop.’ India Is Running Out of Water.

www.wsj.com - LEH, India—The Ladakh region of northern India is one of the world’s highest, driest inhabited places. For cen


Amid Homelessness Crisis, Los Angeles Restricts Living In Vehicles

www.npr.org - RVs line neighborhood streets in Los Angeles, where nearly 10,000 people live in vehicles. Along a big, commercial street in Los Angeles' North Hollywood area, near a row of empty storefronts, about …


Stem cells could regenerate organs – but only if the body won't reject them

theconversation.com - Many of the most common diseases, like heart failure, liver failure, Type 1 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, occur when cells or whole organs fail to do their job. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if it wer…


Amid the Kale and Corn, Fears of White Supremacy at the Farmers’ Market

www.nytimes.com - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Justin Williams was baking a tray of gluten-free seeded bread for the next morning’s farmers’ market when his phone buzzed. It was a friend who grows organic sprouts, nervously wo…


Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before his death

www.theguardian.com - Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in jail, new court records show, opening a new legal front in what could be a lengthy battle over the disgraced financier’s fortun…


Could a lack of humility be at the root of what ails America?

voxpopulisphere.com - There are a lot of reasons behind the political polarization of the country and the deterioration of civic discourse. I wonder if a lack of humility is one of them. In his recent book, “The Death of …


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Doomstead Diner Daily 8/21
« Reply #241 on: August 21, 2019, 06:54:05 am »

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Corporate Media Filled With Nameless Voices Attacking Progressive Democrats

fair.org - The Democratic Party establishment wants you to know that they’re not afraid of primary challenges from the Justice Democrats—a progressive political action committee that runs progressive candidates…


Trump postpones Denmark trip after prime minister declines to sell him Greenland

www.washingtonpost.com - By Felicia Sonmez , Felicia Sonmez National reporter on The Washington Post's breaking political news team Email Bio Follow Anne Gearan and Anne Gearan White House reporter Email Bio Follow Damian Pa…


The U.S. is nearing a deal with the Taliban. But another major threat looms in Afghanistan: The Islamic State.

www.washingtonpost.com - More than 60 people were killed and dozens were hurt in an explosion targeting a wedding in Kabul on Aug. 18, the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital in recent months. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Imag…


Brexit: Boris Johnson prepares to visit Berlin as minister struggles to defend his 'collaboration' jibe - live news

www.theguardian.com - Boris Johnson is making his first visit abroad as prime minister today when he visits Berlin for dinner with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. What could possibly go wrong? Well, Basil Fawlty-sty…


The Justice Department’s Disgraceful Effort to Shield Trump From Congressional Oversight

slate.com - Attorney General William Barr speaks at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University School of Law on July 23 in New York City. On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed a d…


White House Looked Into Ways to Block Migrant Children From Going to School

www.bloomberg.com - A child paints a sign during a protest rally outside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, in Florida. Photographer: Gaston De Cardenas/AFP via Getty Images Photographer: Gaston…


Despite rhetoric, Turkey complies with U.S. oil sanctions on Iran - Reuters

www.reuters.com - ISTANBUL, May 21 (Reuters) - Turkey has closed its ports to Iranian oil, fully complying with U.S. sanctions against its main supplier, despite Ankara publicly criticising the United States’ move to …


Trump Accuses Most American Jews of “Disloyalty” to Israel, Deploying Anti-Semitic Trope

theintercept.com - That group, the Republican Jewish Coalition, defended Trump on Tuesday, accusing the 79 percent of American Jews who voted for Democratic candidates in the 2018 midterms of defending “a party that pr…


Vatican invokes Cardinal George Pell's 'right to appeal' after child sexual abuse conviction upheld

www.theguardian.com - The most senior Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of child sexual abuse, Cardinal George Pell, has lost his appeal against his conviction, but maintains he is innocent. In a brief statemen…


Some of the Country’s Worst Prisons Have Escaped Justice Department Action — ProPublica

www.propublica.org - This article was produced in partnership with the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. This story is part of an ongoing investi…


Opinion | Of course Trump backtracks on gun reform. He lacks the courage.

www.washingtonpost.com - By Editorial Board August 20 at 7:35 PM FOR A moment, it seemed as though what was usually assumed in Washington could no longer be taken for granted. President Trump was promising “very meaningful b…


The Pentagon is building a ‘self-aware’ killer robot army fueled by social media

medium.com - This exclusive is published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a crowd-funded investigative journalism project for the global commons This exclusive is published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a crowd-funded investi…


Climate Data Is Being Privatized. Will the Public Lose Out?

undark.org - People watch a wildfire in the town of Rafina, near Athens, Greece on July 23, 2018. Extreme weather events are expected to become more common as the climate changes. How do we avoid a future in whic…


The Amazon Is on Fire and the Smoke Can Be Seen from Space

www.vice.com - In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo, Brazil went dark. The city, along with parts of the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Paraná, was blanketed by smoke from wildfires ragi…


Blood...or Soil? Fascism, Leftism, and the Coming Food Crises

abeautifulresistance.org - But of course no such revolt occurred in the 1980's, and the rural farming populations now lean right-wing. Not just right, but far-right, a situation quite similar to the rural farming populations i…


Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change

blogs.scientificamerican.com - Recently, the U.K. Met Office announced a revision to the Hadley Center historical analysis of sea surface temperatures (SST), suggesting that the oceans have warmed about 0.1 degree Celsius more tha…


The Anthropocene Is a Joke

www.theatlantic.com - Humans are now living in a new geological epoch of our own making: the Anthropocene. Or so we’re told. Whereas some epochs in Earth history stretch more than 40 million years, this new chapter starte…


The US won't provide flu vaccines to migrant families at border detention camps

www.cnbc.com - The U.S. won't be vaccinating migrant families in holding centers ahead of this year's flu season, despite calls from doctors to boost efforts to fight the infection that's killed at least three chil…


Sen. Elizabeth Warren Asks Why the Justice Department Went Easy on Big Banks — ProPublica

www.propublica.org - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. This …


Opinion - Israel Is Not A U.S. Ally

www.informationclearinghouse.info - Andrew Sullivan comments on the U.S.-Israel relationship and the role of “pro-Israel” lobbying groups in our politics in a new essay. There are several things that I think Sullivan gets wrong, but pe…


4 Emergency Supplies All Preppers Should Have in Storage

www.doomsdaymoose.com - Recent weather events, civil unrest and failures in distribution and services have made it clear that prepping for emergencies and disasters is important for the survival of yourself and your family.…


Why I Say that this Civilisation is Finished - Resilience

www.resilience.org - It has been a huge privilege to be involved with Extinction Rebellion, for nearly a year now. For the first time in years I feel a growing glimmer of hope for humanity. Finally, we are seeing a mass …


Study concludes that nature benefits when more women make land management decisions

news.mongabay.com - The cause of conservation is advanced more assuredly when more women are included among the groups making land management decisions, new research finds. The study, led by researchers at the Universit…


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« Reply #242 on: August 21, 2019, 01:08:40 pm »

I just can't imagine why Trumplethinskin would be miffed at Denmark, it being that he said he was "not interested" in building a Trump Tower (or doing anything else ) in Greenland...


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Doomstead Diner Daily 8/23
« Reply #243 on: August 23, 2019, 07:12:33 am »

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Amazon on fire: 'The earth isn’t dying. It’s being killed.'

www.treehugger.com - The Amazon rainforest doesn't need prayers, it needs protectors. The Amazon rainforest has hit a new record – and not the good kind. With 72,843 fires detected so far this year by Brazil’s National I…


Reporting on Global Crises Like Amazon Fires, Media Need to Focus on Who’s Fighting Them

fair.org - More and more media are reporting on fires tearing through the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. There has been a marked increase in fires in Brazil concurrent with an increase in illegal—and climate-disr…


Trump has 62 percent disapproval rating in new AP poll

thehill.com - The majority of Americans in a new poll disapproves of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events i…


The Madness of King Donald

timestribuneblogs.com - Though he reigns supreme among Shakespeare‘s tragic characters, King Lear looks clear-headed and clean-living compared to President Trump. Lear’s naked Narcissism and incompetence brought him to the …


Bibles but Not Textbooks: Trump’s Tariff Exemptions Pick Winners and Losers — ProPublica

www.propublica.org - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Presi…


How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon — ProPublica

www.propublica.org - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. On Au…


'It's devastating'. End of GM in Ohio town as Trump fails to bring back midwest jobs

www.theguardian.com - For years, the General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, employed 8,000 workers in the Mahoning valley. In a rust belt region that has become synonymous with industrial decline, following the closure …


The Enemy Within: Bribes Bore a Hole in the U.S. Border

www.nytimes.com - Homeland Security officials, acknowledging that internal corruption is a problem, have hired more internal affairs investigators, provided ethics training and started to administer polygraph tests to…


Iceland's Prime Minister To Skip Meeting With VP Mike Pence

www.npr.org - Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU summit in Brussels in March. The top leader of Iceland said she will miss a visit to her tiny North Atlanti…


Notes on Inauthenticity in a Creeping Fascist Nuthouse

www.counterpunch.org - Among the suggestions I would have made to the Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley had I been an editor of his important book How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them (Random House, 2018), …


Siberia just experienced wildfires on a staggering scale. Russia is rethinking how to fight them

www.latimes.com - Four years ago, Russia instituted a policy of letting remote forest fires burn unless it made sense economically to put them out. Environmentalists warned that the new rules would intensify Siberia’s…


White nationalists' extreme solution to the coming environmental apocalypse

theconversation.com - White nationalists around the world are appropriating the language of environmentalism. The white nationalist who allegedly massacred 22 people in El Paso in early August posted a four-page screed on…


France tries to orchestrate a no-drama G-7 summit, but Trump is the X factor

www.washingtonpost.com - By Karen DeYoung and Karen DeYoung Associate editor and senior national security correspondent Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow August 22 at…


On the Front Lines of Bolsonaro’s War on the Amazon, Brazil’s Forest Communities Fight Against Climate Catastrophe

theintercept.com - The river basin at the center of Latin America called the Amazon is roughly the size of Australia. Created at the beginning of the world by a smashing of tectonic plates, it was the cradle of inland …


Amazon rainforest fires: global leaders urged to divert Brazil from 'suicide' path

www.theguardian.com - International pressure may be the only way to stop the Brazilian government from taking a “suicide” path in the Amazon, one of the country’s most respected scientists has said, as the world’s biggest…


Russian cities are still choking under smoke from massive Siberian wildfires

www.vox.com - Russia is now on track to have a record year for wildfires as hundreds of blazes torch huge swaths of Siberia for the third month in a row after an unusually hot and dry summer left forests primed to…


Scientists Definitively Debunk the Biggest Climate Change Lie

www.truthdig.com - European and US scientists have cleared up a point that has been nagging away at climate science for decades: not only is the planet warming faster than at any time in the last 2,000 years, but this …


Fires in the Amazon could be part of a doomsday scenario that sees the rainforest spewing carbon into the atmosphere and speeding up climate change even more

www.businessinsider.com - The record number of fires raging across the Amazon rainforest in 2019 could be part of a doomsday "dieback" scenario in which the rainforest spews carbon into the atmosphere and speeds up climate ch…


Why is the US preparing for nuclear war with Russia and China?

www.wsws.org - After withdrawing from the landmark Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, the United States has been barreling ahead with its preparations to fight a nuclear war with China, Russia, or both…


Leaked documents show Brazil’s Bolsonaro has grave plans for Amazon rainforest

www.opendemocracy.net - In February, ministers Gustavo Bebianno (Secretary-General of the Presidency), Ricardo Salles (Environment) and Damares Alves (Women, Family and Human Rights) traveled to Tiriós (Pará) to speak with …


Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm

theconversation.com - Earth is seeing an unprecedented loss of species, which some ecologists are calling a sixth mass extinction. In May, a United Nations report warned that 1 million species are threatened by extinction…


Emails Show Monsanto Orchestrated GOP Effort to Intimidate Cancer Researchers

theintercept.com - The following year, FTI Government Affairs, one of several consulting firms guiding Monsanto’s political response to the IARC decision, assisted GOP lawmakers with an effort to investigate U.S. suppo…


Poor and rich face economic loss as world warms | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - Yet another study predicts economic loss as the world gets hotter. And the richer nations will also feel the pain. LONDON, 23 August, 2019 – By the close of the century, the United States could be mo…


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« Reply #244 on: August 23, 2019, 03:37:36 pm »

🦉 Well, amid that avalanche of horrible news for the biosphere in general, and humans of good will in particular, there is some good news (see below).

🦖 David Koch has died at age 79: Billionaire businessman was influential GOP donor ... cnn.com
CNN tries to frame 🦖 David Koch as the "enemy" of Trump 🦀. That's total BULLSHIT. The well positioned Kochroaches within the Trump Administration, now wreaking hydrocarbon havoc on wildlife, public lands and also very busy sabotaging previously approved large offshore wind renewable energy projects, gives the lie to any claim that the Trump 🐉🦕🦖 Wrecking Crew isn't composed MOSTLY of the following:

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Doomstead Diner Daily 8/24
« Reply #245 on: August 24, 2019, 06:40:43 am »

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Biarritz in lockdown as G7 summit descends on French resort

www.theguardian.com- The French seaside resort of Biarritz is under lockdown by security forces ahead of the G7 summit, with more than 13,000 police as well as a special magistrates court set up to try anyone committing …


Trump retaliates in trade war by escalating tariffs on Chinese imports and demanding companies cut ties with China

www.washingtonpost.com - By Jeff Stein , Jeff Stein Economic policy reporter Email Bio Follow Taylor Telford , Taylor Telford Reporter covering national and breaking news Email Bio Follow Gerry Shih and Gerry Shih China Corr…


Hong Kong: tens of thousands turn out to protest against new surveillance tactics

www.theguardian.com - Riot police have thrown teargas at thousands of protesters and beat many of them after a tense stand-off in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands of demonstrators were holding an anti-government rally on Satu…


GOP Lobbyists Help Brazil Recruit U.S. Companies to Exploit the Amazon

theintercept.com - The crisis in the Amazon comes as Brazil is now governed by an administration openly hostile to environmental concerns and Indigenous communities. President Jair Bolsonaro, a former Army captain once…


Report Shows Corporations and Bolsonaro Teaming Up to Destroy the Amazon

www.mintpressnews.com - As deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest reaches the highest level in a decade, the rainforest’s indigenous peoples and their supporters have called for action against the political and busines…


GateHouse’s Takeover of Gannett: Bad News for Journalism and the Planet

fair.org - USA Today‘s “Just the FAQs” video (8/20/19) on the Amazon fires—which promises to explain, “How does this affect our planet?”—manages to avoid ever using the words “climate” or “global warming.” (The…


WaPo Complicit in Corruption of DC Council’s Corporate ‘Concierge’

fair.org - After years of hiding in plain sight, Jack Evans’ ethical problems are suddenly a story (WJLA, 3/5/19). When the FBI came knocking on DC Councilmember Jack Evans’ door in June, it set off an earthqua…


Trump talks about serving '14 more years' as president

news.yahoo.com - Donald Trump has again mused about serving more than the legal limit of two terms as US president, during an extraordinary back and forth with reporters outside the White House. “What they’re doing, …


Analysis | Trump is flailing to blame someone, anyone, for an economy he’s increasingly anxious about

www.washingtonpost.com - By Amber Phillips Amber Phillips Reporter for The Fix covering Congress, statehouses Email Bio Follow August 23 at 1:31 PM ....My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?…


Unsealed Filings Detail Felix Sater’s Work as an Intelligence Asset, With Significant Gaps

theintercept.com - Felix Sater was among the most closely held secrets for federal prosecutors and investigators in New York for nearly a decade. Two documents unsealed today following a request by The Intercept reveal…


The Genesis and Evolution of the Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Clinton Relationship

www.mintpressnews.com - On August 10th, and for several days after, speculation swirled after it was announced that Jeffrey Epstein had been found dead in his cell. His cause of death has officially been ruled suicide by ha…


'I hereby order': Trump mocked for highly formal, meaningless decree

www.theguardian.com - Leaning further into a burgeoning economic war with China of his own design, Donald Trump on Friday levied a series of bizarre demands of American companies who do business in the country. They inclu…


We'd Better Retreat from the Coasts While We Still Can, Scientists Urge Amid Climate Crisis

www.livescience.com - As many as 1 billion people are expected to be forced out of their homes by the droughts, floods, fires and famines associated with runaway climate change over the next 30 years — and they all have t…


Amazon deforestation is close to tipping point

phys.org - Deforestation of the Amazon is about to reach a threshold beyond which the region's tropical rainforest may undergo irreversible changes that transform the landscape into degraded savanna with sparse…


Sydney's water supply falling at fastest rate on record due to drought 

uk.reuters.com - SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s biggest city Sydney is running down its water supply at the fastest rate on record with dams expected to fall below half maximum capacity due to the worst drought on re…


Constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe: Framers would tell us to impeach him right now

www.salon.com - In an effort to answer these questions and many others, I recently spoke with Laurence Tribe, a leading scholar of constitutional law and the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University. …


State Tax Breaks Rewarded Companies Connected to One Powerful Man. The Governor Just Killed Them — for Now. — ProPublica

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If Property Rights Were Real, Climate-Destroying Companies Would Be Sued Out Of Existence | Current Affairs

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The case for strategic and managed climate retreat

science.sciencemag.org - Faced with global warming, rising sea levels, and the climate-related extremes they intensify, the question is no longer whether some communities will retreat—moving people and assets out of harm's w…


Andrew Yang Was Absolutely Right That It's 'Too Late' Over Climate Change, NASA Scientist Says

nextshark.com - Scientists at NASA have just backed Andrew Yang on his dark but realistic climate change response from the second Democratic debate weeks ago. Immediately after the debate political pundits criticize…


From Flying Spiders to Global Warming, a Hymn for a Windswept Planet

undark.org - How easy it is to imagine weather as a force wholly imposed upon us. We shake our fists at rain on the day of an outing, at snow entombing our cars. The causes of that rain or snow are complex, invol…


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CNN tries to frame 🦖 David Koch as the "enemy" of Trump 🦀. That's total BULLSHIT. The well positioned Kochroaches within the Trump Administration, now wreaking hydrocarbon havoc on wildlife, public lands and also very busy sabotaging previously approved large offshore wind renewable energy projects, gives the lie to any claim that the Trump 🐉🦕🦖 Wrecking Crew isn't composed MOSTLY of the following:

“He who controls the past, controls the future; and he who controls the present, controls the past.” George Orwell

Right winger sand their corpmedia henchmen continue to rewrite history, to keep a once-free people muddled and confused.This is why memory is the liberal superpower.
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Evidence that this government has lost its legitimacy
« Reply #247 on: August 24, 2019, 06:41:07 pm »


CNN tries to frame 🦖 David Koch as the "enemy" of Trump 🦀. That's total BULLSHIT. The well positioned Kochroaches within the Trump Administration, now wreaking hydrocarbon havoc on wildlife, public lands and also very busy sabotaging previously approved large offshore wind renewable energy projects, gives the lie to any claim that the Trump 🐉🦕🦖 Wrecking Crew isn't composed MOSTLY of the following:

“He who controls the past, controls the future; and he who controls the present, controls the past.” George Orwell

Right winger sand their corpmedia henchmen continue to rewrite history, to keep a once-free people muddled and confused. This is why memory is the liberal superpower.


Remember that Orwell's "1984" book dealt with controlling the perception of reality through ubiquitous state sponsored mendacious 'black is white'/'up is down' propaganda. That produced such a level of cognitive dissonance in the populace, that they would ignore the tyrannical reality, no matter how destructive it was to their well being. The key to Orwell's point was not whether ot not the truth was being said; the key was total power over human behavior by forcing them to think irrational bullshit the government claimed was "reality".

Orwell honestly believed you could control everybody that way. It's bullshit. What actually happens is that people go nuts, NOT "passive". People that lose it can be extremely destructive and violent. Orwell mistakenly thought that government caused cognitive dissonance would "guarantee" perpetual control of the populace. What that GUARANTEES is a populace that eventually believes absolutely nothing the government says, but pretends otherwise, while they sabotage the system in any way they can, without getting caught.

I wrote a term paper about that in college. I used Aldous Huxely's, "Brave New World" as an example of a society that happily swallowed all the bullshit the state fed them. I said, in so many words  ;), that humans, no matter how much they are propagandized, are limited by the five biological senses from consistently ignoring reality. The Koch Crooks have a 'continously crapping on the environment for profit' reputation that matches Trump's MO to a T. No amount of media Orwell speak is going to get the public to ignore that. 

While it is true that sanitized historical lies do not, on the surface, equate to a fed flag that the populace would recognize as total bullshit, there is a limit that the Huxley and Orwell described controlled Dystopia concepts (embraced with typical atheistic fervor by the 😈 Fascists from the 👹 CIA to the 🦍 Rand Corporation), erroneously did not account for.

IOW, the past, present and future perception of historical truth can be manipulated to a point, but serial mendacity will be recognized and rejected eventually by most of the citizens being subjected to said BULLSHIT.

Soviet Russia is an excellent example of how a very controlled society eventually gave the finger to the liars running the system.

Reality always eats away at a false perception of reality. It takes a while and a lot of pain (i.e. the signals the 5 biological senses provide us telling us that DOWN IS DOWN, not up, and the government claiming the opposite is a lying illegitimate POS that is NO LONGER TO BE TRUSTED), but when a tyrannical govenment Orwells the people for too long, critical mass rejection of the source of the lies is ALWAYS reached.

The USA, with its printing of money on behalf EXCLUSIVELY of the 1%, gamed BLS definition of poverty, artificially low inflation and cost of living stats, historical happy talk about crooks and liars like George Herbert Walker Bush (etc., et al) and contrived food fights about the Koch Brothers and the Trump Wrecking Crew, is just about there.

What Orwell and Huxley never got is that people eventually start laughing about the daily BULLSHIT they are being fed. The Corporations running this mess called the USA have never understood that either. These wily crooks think it's ALL about perception management. It is NOT! All this crap about "rebranding" and so on is CRAP. Yeah, it works for a while. BUT, when the entire machinery of a government is twisted into this 'LIE A MINUTE' freak show, no amount of money for more and more and more "perception management" is going to work.

Surly, I think we are already there. The only thing holding this freak show together is elections rigged above and beyond any level of previous skullduggery. Americans DO NOT trust the American Government any more. They want a Government that does no lie for the 1%. The DEFAULT opinion of the average person now is that the government stats are lies. THAT is new within the last 2 or three years. Even in Civil War days, people were not that cynical and disgusted. THAT, to me, is prima facie evidence that this government has lost its legitimacy.

August 23, 2019

Corporate Interests Use Voter Purges To Disenfranchise Citizens

The SCOTUS decision in Shelby County v Holder ruled that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is unconstitutional. Greg Palast talks about how what followed has been the expansion of the very issue that the VRA was implemented to curb


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« Reply #248 on: August 25, 2019, 09:23:58 am »
Incredibly thoughtful comment, AG. I read it with great interest.

The USA government may have well and truly lost its legitimacy, but it surely has not lost its power, which is maintained by a near-complete monopoly on the projection of force. Along with, as you note, the Treasury printing presses.

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Trump wishes he’d raised tariffs even higher on China as trade war escalates

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Syrian government forces advance on Idlib, surround Turkish troops

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Six polls and more than 6,000 interviews show Trump's approval dropping

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Scaramucci calls Trump ‘Trumpnobyl,’ says ‘he’s melting down’

www.msnbc.com - Donald Trump calling himself ‘the chosen one’ among other controversial statements have led many to allege that the president is engaging in increasing erratic behavior. Anthony Scaramucci, former Wh…


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It's good to see your views count going up steadily. Well done, brother.

By the way, I hope you enjoy my latest rant on the "No longer room for Procrastination" topic thread.  After writing it I thought about the type of "reception" it would receive at the Doomstead Diner by all those "rational" people over there who favor the Orkin man "solution".

Thinking it over, I beathed a sigh of relief that I ducked that particular hail of sniper bullets.

All that heat and the kitchen BULLSHIT about the "grit" one "should have" to never cease from engaging in endless circular debates with people who are irrationaly hardened to reject any challenge to their materialistic "might equals right" view of "the real world", was always an exercise in futility, as well as being an unnecessary source of stress.

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Incredibly thoughtful comment, AG. I read it with great interest.

The USA government may have well and truly lost its legitimacy, but it surely has not lost its power, which is maintained by a near-complete monopoly on the projection of force. Along with, as you note, the Treasury printing presses.


The bigger they are, the harder they fall. The power of the USA is far more illusory than most people realize. My pension will disappear in a heartbeat and my wife and I will be homeless within a year after this freak show gets internationally exposed. Trumpy will cut every Federal Pension there is to keep his 1% Pigs happy. AND, neither the Supreme (fascist) Court nor the corporate elite lackey Congress will move a finger to safeguard pensions for the poor and middle class as our economy circles the drain. Then many MILLIONS of Americans will REALLY GET ANGRY.

That will just accelerate the demise of this country. Russia had (and still has!) a formidable military and almost total police state power over the populace. How did that work out?

Do you think the fascist alphabet agency goons are going to keep us all in line? Where's the manpower to stop a rebellious force in a country where just one million angry people could take down the government as long as they were willling to lose 300,000 shot to death the same day? Do you know how many angry people, with nothing more to lose, there will be when Trump starts cancelling pensions for "national security (i.e. preserve US Dollar hegemony for the 1%)"?

I was trained in war and military tactics. It's a numbers game, period. The logistics advantage is on the mob's side, not on those in D.C. on the government side. Bullets, food, positioning, transportation are ALL more problematic for those defending a piece of real estate than those attempting to "peacefully" take it over. That is the achilles heel ALL governments have, that our media works overtime to make sure the US populace do NOT learn about.

When large masses of people start getting killed, it is OVER for our government, Surly. And THAT is precisely what you know Trump will resort to if he is being accosted by a million people or so.

Yeah, he orders the use of LETHAL FORCE to "defend" the White House and, like the COWARD that he is, goes off in the Marine One helicopter. After several thousand deaths of a bunch of these "commie crazies" (see: the media shreaking, wailing and so on) by a battalion of well armed Marines with attack helicopters that eventually ran out of ammunition in the Great Merikan "DUCK SHOOT", the White House gets occupied by angry citizens who have just experienced the murder in cold blood of one third of their friends by solidiers they previously "thanked for their service".

Do you know what it will do to the morale our military to have to kill fellow Americans (no matter how demonized by Trump and the media), in the tens of thousands, in one day? Have you thought through that scenario? I have. It is a DEAD END for the US Government, period. If you think everything is gonna be just fine when all those dead bodies are gathered up and the injured or not "crazies" are all sent to prison, I've got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.

I repeat, the power of this government is illusory. Do you think the cops don't have their finger in the 'cratering incomes driving people to despair and anger' wind blowing across this country now?


Fasten your seat belt. Critical mass is here. It's gonna be like ex-lax for TPTB.

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11. Republican Senators.

Enablers, traitors. Knowingly sacrificing the country for personal gain. No morals, no compassion, no empathy. Pure greed. Is civil war out of the question? I think not.

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Mixed signals, reversals cloud second day of G-7 summit

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G-7 summit set to end with little consensus amid Trump’s mixed messaging on the trade war

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Trump accuses news media of trying to make reelection more difficult

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Opinion | Xi’s choice: Destroy Trump, or save him and weaken America

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Hong Kong protests: dozens arrested as government warns of 'very dangerous situation'

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Opinion | Mazel Tov, Trump. You’ve Revived the Jewish Left.

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Trump suggests 'nuking hurricanes' to stop them hitting America – report

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Veggie burgers were living an idyllic little existence. Then they got caught in a war over the future of meat.

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Opinion | Corporate panic about capitalism could be a turning point

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Opinion | Trump’s Paradigm of the Personal

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The U.S. Border Patrol and an Israeli Military Contractor Are Putting a Native American Reservation Under “Persistent Surveillance”

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Trump’s bid to buy Greenland shows that the ‘scramble for the Arctic’ is truly upon us

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Brexit: EU 'would block trade deal if Britain reneged on bill'

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Mon, 08/26/2019 - 12:05

SNIPPET:

With 2019's deficit total now pushing toward 900 billion, we should perhaps expect deficits to top two trillion when the next recession hits. And probably for several years.

The piper will then need to be paid when interest rates increase and substantial cuts must be made to social security, medicare, and to military budgets in order to service the debt and avoid default.

This reckoning can be put off, however, so long as the dollar remains the world's reserve currency, and the central bank can continue to monetize the debt. As long as the dollar reigns supreme, the central bank can keep this up without causing high levels of price inflation. But when the day comes that the dollar can no longer count on being stockpiled worldwide, things will look very different.

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Donald Trump’s world is on fire

BD Holly | 1:30 pm EDT August 26, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

“Trump drastically shrank the southern Utah monument in 2017, as well as the nearby Bears Ears national monument, in what represented the largest elimination of public lands protections in US history. Some 800,000 acres were removed from the Grand Staircase.”

Teddy Roosevelt is rolling over in his grave. If you read this and thought, like any reasonable human, “that’s terrible,” then you’ll be especially disgusted when I tell you that apart from cattle grazing, fossil fuel drilling will be opened up in the Grand Staircase to whoever can secure a contract. All this in the midst of the increasingly rapid meltdown of the earth’s vital life-supporting systems.

As you’ve heard, the Amazon is quite literally on fire; indeed, so are enormous swathes of the Arctic Circle and Siberia. All this is releasing inordinate amounts of carbon and methane (which is about four times worse a greenhouse gas than carbon) into the atmosphere. We’re suffocating life on earth. With that, we all were blessed with the magnanimity of our dear leader to offer so selflessly help to those in need. Via Twitter:

“Just spoke with President @JairBolsonaro of Brazil. Our future Trade prospects are very exciting and our relationship is strong, perhaps stronger than ever before. I told him if the United States can help with the Amazon Rainforest fires, we stand ready to assist!”

Here’s the contrast: Firstly, on Trump’s list isn’t the preservation of earth, but a term that has become increasingly disgusting to me – “economic efficiency.” Secondly, Trump is “offering help” to Brazil to stop something that he himself is enabling back home. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, given that hypocrisy is one of Trump’s few strong suits, however, it should feel appropriately dystopian and filthy. Trump, inveterate gaslighter and conman, is well-attuned to the fact that inundating the media with messages and plans that go every which direction sufficiently overwhelm most people into not seeing the bigger picture of his nefarious agenda. Trump is in it for the money, and letting fossil fuel companies destroy the earth and what few protected areas we have is, to him, inconsequential collateral damage. Tweeting contrary messages helps him dodge accountability.

We can’t let anything enable the destruction of the earth like this, let alone one man, let alone the president. Trump wants a red planet, and I’m not talking about Mars – I mean he’s part of the evil that wants to level earth to rubble just for short-term financial gains.

 He must be voted out.

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