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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/12
« Reply #435 on: November 12, 2019, 07:53:34 am »

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Australia fires rage out of control on 'catastrophic' day

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Australian bushfire emergency worsens but government denounces climate change warnings

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Trumpworld Terrified of John Bolton’s “Prolific” Notes

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White House infighting flares amid impeachment inquiry

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Public Document Clearinghouse: Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry

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Trump cites corruption in Kyiv and European stinginess to justify actions on Ukraine. Neither rationale withstands close scrutiny.

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Hong Kong: police fire teargas and protesters hurl petrol bombs as violence escalates

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Hong Kong schools close amid safety fears

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Even Bloomberg Supporters Worry a Run Would ‘Hand the Nomination to Warren’

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New elections in sight as Mexico grants Bolivia's Morales asylum

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Waking Up from the California Dream in the Age of Wildfires

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All the Evidence of Trump’s Ukraine Quid Pro Quo, Together in One Place

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Trump’s Frantic Fight for Immunity

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Why It Feels Like Everything Is Going Haywire

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A Nation Coming Apart

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Turkey begins deporting foreign jihadists

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Our point remains: PBS should broadcast impeachment hearings in primetime

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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/13
« Reply #436 on: November 13, 2019, 06:09:45 am »

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Hong Kong in chaos as protesters gather at universities with bows and arrows

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Stephen Miller Sure Seems Like a White Nationalist

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Two reported dead as Venice flooded by highest tide in 50 years

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Venice flooded by highest tide in 50 years 👀
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I imagine the aquatic creatures 🐟🐠🐡🦈🐙 in the vicinity of Venice are checking out all the newly available real estate. ;D
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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/14
« Reply #438 on: November 14, 2019, 06:12:24 am »

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"No, No, You Guys; This US-Backed Military Coup Is Perfectly Legitimate!"
Thu, 11/14/2019 - 10:48

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

I just keep tripping on how dumb this latest US-backed military coup is. It’s in Bolivia in case you’ve lost track, which would be perfectly understandable since US-backed coups have become kind of like US mass shootings — there’s so many of them they’re starting to blend into each other.

I mean, for starters the justifications for this one are so cartoonishly reachy and desperate it boggles the mind a bit. The main argument you’ll see in favor of the coup is that Evo Morales was elected after Bolivia’s high court ruled that he could run for a fourth term, but the (democratically elected) court ruled against a 2016 referendum on presidential term limits.

That’s it. That weird, pedantic appeal to a particular interpretation of bureaucratic technicalities is the whole entire argument in support of a literal military coup backed by the United States.

And make no mistake, that’s exactly what this was: the military ousting a government is precisely the thing that a coup is. The coup’s Christian fascist leader Luis Fernando Camacho openly tweeted that the military was actively pursuing Morales’ arrest prior to the ousted leader’s escape to Mexico, a tweet he later deleted presumably because the admission makes it much harder to call this military coup anything other than the thing that it is. The Grayzone has published an article documenting this coup’s many ties to Washington. Put it all together, and you’ve got a US-backed military coup.

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Camacho has deleted the tweet Golinger links to openly admitting that the military were pursuing the arrest of ousted Bolivian president Evo Morales. Luckily it's been archived here: http://archive.is/iSq8U  https://twitter.com/evagolinger/status/1193704121565696000

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Fascist coup leader Luis Camacho confirms arrest order for Evo Morales. Says the police and military are going after him in his hometown of Chapare. This is fascist persecution, arbitrary arrest and a sign of the repressive, racist and dictatorial regime the coup is installing. https://twitter.com/LuisFerCamachoV/status/1193696877155356672

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As happens every single time the US tries to overthrow a government these days, social media is currently swarming with small, brand-new and suspicious-looking accounts, many of which are publishing the same words verbatim, all defending and supporting the coup. Some of them try to argue that Morales rigged last month’s election, but that’s totally bogus and evidence-free. Others try to claim that “the people” of Bolivia opposed Morales, strongly implying that he was universally loathed, but that claim is invalidated by the election results and the massive demonstrations against the coup.

So the only actual argument really boils down to “Well he ran for another term, and yeah he won, and yeah the democratically elected high court ruled he could run again, but a loud and violent minority of Bolivians don’t want him to be president. What choice do you have in such circumstances other than to support a literal military coup?”

Which is just so crazy. That’s how low the bar has sunk for supporting the toppling of a government today. They don’t have to claim he’s starving his own people. They don’t have to claim that he’s using chemical weapons. They don’t have to claim that he’s governing without the consent of the voting populace. Just “Yeah well some of us don’t like him and there’s some paperwork we disagree on.”

I mean really, how much lower can the bar get for when a US-backed military coup is justified? “Oh, that government needed to be toppled because the leader got a parking ticket once”? “Well the president wore white after Labor Day, and that’s a fashion atrocity”?

So the Morales-supporting line of succession has been ousted and many of his supporters in the government arrested by masked men, and now the US-approved interim president is an appalling racist and absolute dimwit who calls to mind a very low-budget Bolivian version of 🐵 Sarah Palin.

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Bolivian Sarah Palin is the nation's new US-approved interim president. https://twitter.com/historic_ly/status/1194758297334755328

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It’s absolutely amazing how many people all across the political spectrum have been sucked in by this ridiculousness. How lost do you have to be to believe that this US-backed military coup is different from all the others? How many times is Charlie Brown going to run up and try to kick Lucy’s football?

That **** is never gonna let you kick that goddamn football, Charlie Brown. And this US-backed military coup isn’t going to be any more moral, legal or beneficial than all the others.

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Peter Handke Won Nobel Prize After Two Jurors Fell for Conspiracy Theory

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Voices of Dissent Fall Victim to Twitter’s Now Permanent Ban Hammer

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Hong Kong in first recession for a decade

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BREAKING: The First Amendment Is Part of Something Called the Constitution | emptywheel

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Opinion | At hearing, Republicans carry forward Trump’s effort to make lies into truths

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Who Will Foot the Bill for America’s Military Bases Overseas? | New Eastern Outlook

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Italian council is flooded immediately after rejecting measures on climate change

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All Great Civilizations Fall. Is America Next?

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A remarkable video of the ever elusive snow leopard

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Of Two Minds - Corporate America Is an Anti-Social Black Plague: Negative Network Effects Run Amok

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The US and Britain face no existential threat. So why do their wars go on? | Simon Jenkins

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Media support for the CIA coup in Bolivia

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Wall Street and the Frankenstein Economy

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'Every Child Born Today Will Be Profoundly Affected by Climate Change'

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Gathering in Groups as Society Falls Apart - Resilience

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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/16
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Impeachment witness provides firsthand account of hearing Trump demand ‘investigation’ of Bidens by Ukraine

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Impeachment and the Stone Verdict Show Trump Is Surrounded by Criminals

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How a Tweet from Trump Scrambled the GOP’s Impeachment Strategy

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Trump issues pardons in war crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move

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Impeachment Hearings: Republicans Want Show Trials | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

patreon.com - Gaslit Nation returns for a mini impeachment episode giving our initial reactions to Wednesday’s testimony. This brief episode is part of our monthly Q&A, available to Patron subscribers at the Democ…

Trump issues pardons in war crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move

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Indigenous Bolivians Protest as Interim President Orders Evo Morales Silenced

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Will All Eyes on Impeachment, Trump Officials Amp up Border Panic

theintercept.com - On Wednesday morning, the House of Representatives began public hearings into just the fourth impeachment inquiry on an American president in the nation’s history. On the Senate side, it was business…

Hell on Earth for an Activist Murdered With Acid in Ukraine

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The Real Reason to Panic About China’s Plague Outbreak

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Opinion | Yovanovitch hearing confirms that Trump is running a thugocracy

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The West’s Obsession With Border Security Is Breeding Instability

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Octopus outsmarts testers in intelligence experiment

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As Bots Spread Vaccine Misinformation, Some Social Platforms Fight Back

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Accelerating Climate Change is Transforming Iceland’s Ecosystem

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‘Welcome to Europe. Now Go Home.’

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London ballroom hosts showcase event for 'golden passports'

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Maps show 500 suspected 're-education' camps and prisons where China is locking up and torturing its Muslim minority

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Intercepted Podcast: The Case of Rodney Reed

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West Pushes Russia and China Closer Together | New Eastern Outlook

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What Would Net Zero Emissions by 2025 Look Like?

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Of Two Minds - Medicare-for-All "Socialism" Is Just Another Racket

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Coup D’etat In Bolivia: Audios Containing Details Of Alleged Coup Plan & US Involvement Emerge

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Bolivian President Evo Morales announced his resignation on 10 November after the heads of Bolivia’s armed forces and police urged him to step down amid ongoing violent protests in the country, which erupted in the wake of the recent presidential election.

As Evo Morales stepped down as the President of Bolivia amid ongoing anti-government protests and the military urging him to resign, a series of audio recordings which allegedly feature opposition leaders calling for a coup against him were leaked via social media, El Periodico news outlet reports. -more-


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By Alexandra Early, Beyondchron.org

November 15, 2019 |CREATE!

SNIPPET:

For example I was recently in a contract bargaining session with members who work at a small nursing home  in San Francisco. A Certified Nursing Assistant told the management bargaining team about her struggles to get care with their current health insurance plan. “Because of the $6000 deductible it’s as if we have no health insurance at all,” she said. “When I injured my leg a few weeks ago, the doctor wanted me to get an MRI. I told them I couldn’t do it. I can’t pay $1000 for an MRI, when I’m making only like $18 an hour. Every time I have to go to physical therapy it costs $70. Sometimes I cancel the appointments because I can’t afford them. I am afraid that they are going to tell me I need surgery, because I just don’t know how I’ll be able to pay for it.”

One of the company’s executives, who had flown in from their regional office in Southern California that morning, tried to look sympathetic. “Thank you for sharing,” he said, “I know how hard it is to share something like that. I’m just paying off a debt from a medical procedure myself.” But he went on to say that the proposal we had made to change to a fully employer-paid health insurance with no deductible was “ridiculous and unrealistic.” We pointed out that workers used to have this kind of health insurance plan before the company took over their nursing home, and that the company’s profits had tripled since that take-over. He explained matter of factly that profitability has nothing to do with how the company compensates its employees.

After this very informative exchange management left the room so that the workers and I could caucus privately. Another member of the bargaining team, a housekeeper in his late fifties who has worked at the nursing home for over 20 years, was furious. He and his wife, who works in the kitchen at the facility, often have to go to the hospital for different healthcare services.  Every time they are shocked by the costs, which all have to be paid out of pocket.

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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/17
« Reply #445 on: November 17, 2019, 07:40:49 am »

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The Most Impeachable President in US History vs. The Most Hesitant Congress.

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Exclusive: After White House meeting, Parnas said he was on a 'secret mission' for Trump in Ukraine

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In Prime Time, Two Versions of Impeachment for a Divided Nation

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Republicans Intentionally Break Impeachment Rules Then Claim Adam Schiff Is Mistreating Them

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With impeachment, America’s epistemic crisis has arrived

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Proposed asylum fees are part of a bid to make immigrants to the US fund their own red tape

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Will Macron's New Tactics Against the Yellow Vests Make Simmering Pot Boil Over?

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins reelection

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How Republicans Worked to Prevent Impeachment Since Watergate

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Hong Kong protesters clash with police at key campus battleground

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Four more deaths in Bolivia protests: rights commission

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Assassination of Aierken Saimaiti in Istanbul Raises New Questions - bellingcat

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Dozens of Murdered Women Are Missing From Puerto Rican Police Records, New Report Finds

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The ‘catastrophic’ decline hitting the world

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For Cement's Massive Carbon Footprint, Some Concrete Steps

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Massive Hack Strikes Offshore Cayman National Bank and Trust

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Senior national security official ties key official more closely to Trump on Ukraine in impeachment inquiry

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See how much Arctic ice has vanished over the last 25 years

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Prince Andrew: I didn’t have sex with teenager, I was home after Pizza Express in Woking

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'We’re fed up and we will not obey you': Rebellion strikes cities across the world

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'Show no mercy': leaked documents reveal details of China's Xinjiang detentions

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Pacific seals at risk as Arctic ice melt lets deadly disease spread from Atlantic

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A battle for the jet stream is raging above our heads

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Huge Prague protest marks revolution anniversary

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US Seizure Of Oil Fields Escalates Tensions In Syria

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Police in Bolivia Pepper Spray Journalist 'On Purpose' During Live Coverage of Anti-Coup Protests

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Did The West Win The Cold War?

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Opinion -Vladimir Putin: US Dollar Will Collapse Soon.

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'Grand American Tradition of Immunizing Its War Criminals' Continues as Trump Pardons US Soldiers

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How the Bitcoin Heist unraveled in Iceland, the world's leading miner of digital currency — Vanity Fair

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Opinion -Israel’s relentless violence on Gaza met by global silence

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Bugs are getting hungrier and hungrier

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Fed’s Powell Says Forensic Work Ongoing on Liquidity Crisis; This Chart Shows Why He’s Worried

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The report that Boris Johnson is refusing to publish says it cannot rule out Russian interference in the Brexit referendum

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How the world’s dirtiest industries have learned to pollute our politics | George Monbiot

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The Electoral College’s Racist Origins

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Creating a New Market for Coal in the Push to Mine ‘Critical Minerals’ for National Security

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« Reply #446 on: November 17, 2019, 05:37:36 pm »
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You know, the way things are going, you may have to change the name of the Doomstead Diner Daily to the Dystopia Daily Dirge.

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Trump: 'Everything very good (great!)' in 'phase one' of physical 🤔
Source: The Hill

President Trump in a tweet early Sunday weighed in on his trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, saying he began “phase one” of his annual physical on Saturday and “everything” was “very good (great!).”

“Visited a great family of a young man under major surgery at the amazing Walter Reed Medical Center. Those are truly some of the best doctors anywhere in the world,” he tweeted.

“Also began phase one of my yearly physical, he added. “Everything very good (great!). Will complete next year.”

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60. Yeah, we're supposed to believe that crap? He went to the...

hospital for something. And it wasn't for any phase one of his annual physical. We're supposed to believe all of a sudden there is a phase one of his physical not scheduled until February?

An unscheduled hospital visit that's framed as a phase one.

Please!

And visiting a family was supposed to make it look good I guess.

Does anything but lies come out of that WH?

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67. My take on this as well.

Since when do yearly physicals happen in "phases"?  I believe the stress is finally getting to him. If there's a second "phase" it's to see how he's responding to the treatment the Doctor prescribed.

Trump has always relied on "yes men" Doctors before. Trump himself wrote the Doctor's "report". That's not happening this time, so there's definitely something wrong. I hope it proves to be quickly terminal.

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They stated he had a CT angiography and a result of a plack calcium level of 133 which was much higher than his last number. Based off that he has moderate heart disease. If he really was having chest pain they would of done a cardiac cath. His weight, diet, lack of exercise and personality will eventually kill him. And the dummy can't take his money with him. He should resign and enjoy the time he has left.


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In re Trump, anything that emerges from his oral sphincter should be adjudged a lie simply based on past performance.

Speculation in this more truthful than anything that comes out of the White House.

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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/18
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Welcome to a World in Which All Hell Is Breaking Loose

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Hong Kong protests: up to 800 trapped as police lay siege to university

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Iran shuts down nearly all internet access in response to fuel protests

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Bolivia’s De Facto Government Grants Impunity To Police, Armed Forces

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Trump attacks another witness as his impeachment defense faces new tests

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Of Two Minds - If Not-QE Is QE, then is Not-a-Blowoff-Top a Blowoff Top?

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Massive Hack Strikes Offshore Cayman National Bank and Trust

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Inspectors General Quietly Uncovering Trump's Corruption | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Our government’s Inspectors General pose one of the biggest threats to Donald Trump’s presidency. The IGs’ unique status as independent watchdogs who report both to their own agencies and to Congress…

In Trump-Nixon impeachment comparison, Pelosi raises specter of resignation - Reuters

reuters.com - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is amplifying her unfavorable comparison of President Donald Trump to fellow Republican Richard Nixon, saying that disgraced president at least …

The view from Uxbridge: young voters battle to oust Johnson from his own seat

theguardian.com - Youth campaigners have stepped up efforts to oust Boris Johnson from his constituency with grassroots organisations increasingly hopeful they can make history by ensuring he is the first prime minist…

How the U.S. and Iran Became Unlikely Allies Against ISIS

theintercept.com - In the summer of 2014, with a campaign of shocking violence, the Islamic State established itself as the most fearsome terrorist organization in the Middle East. In early June, the extremist group st…

A Novel Retells the Assassinations that Marked the End of the Cold War in El Salvador

theintercept.com - The assassination of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador 30 years ago this month was the last great crime of the Cold War. It happened on November 16, 1989, a week after German protesters began demolis…

Uighurs and their supporters decry Chinese ‘concentration camps,’ ‘genocide’ after Xinjiang documents leaked

washingtonpost.com - A Chinese flag hangs near a Hikvision security camera outside of a shop in Beijing on Oct. 8. (Mark Schiefelbein/AP) By Lateshia Beachum close Lateshia Beachum Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Novembe…

Lead Ammunition Poses Real Risks. Why Won't Gun Owners Switch?

undark.org - “Eyes and ears,” Leland Brown calls out. “We’re going hot!” We pull on our safety glasses and earmuffs, though neither prevents the concussive blast to our chests as Jeff Yanke pulls the trigger of h…

Trump: Gaza violence ‘crazy,’ Israel ‘keeps having elections and nobody gets elected’

haaretz.com - WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump referred publicly for the first time in two months to the ongoing political deadlock in Israel on Tuesday, asking, “What kind of a system is it there? They’re…

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…

Samoa makes measles vaccine mandatory to stop deadly outbreak

news.yahoo.com - Immunologists say a mass rollout of vaccinations could help limit the number of cases (AFP Photo/Sergei SUPINSKY) Samoa was finalising plans for a compulsory measles vaccination programme Monday, aft…

Donald Trump vanishes after going to hospital for supposed "routine physical"

palmerreport.com - On Saturday, Donald Trump was taken to Walter Reed Medical Center for an unscheduled visit which the White House initially tried to claim was for a routine physical that isn’t scheduled until Februar…

How To Crush A Bankers’ Dictatorship

popularresistance.org - Above photo: Tumblr, scanned from the Toronto Star Library. The western media has been hit with warnings of “financial Armageddon” and the need for a “global hegemonic synthetic currency” to replace …

Nile River Formed Millions of Years Earlier Than Thought, Study Suggests

livescience.com - For thousands of years, the Nile River has fertilized valleys along its winding path through northeastern Africa, anchoring ancient civilizations and still serving as an important route of transport …

Fox News: The Constitution Doesn't Say Anything About Witness Intimidation

mavenroundtable.io - President Donald Trump engaged in witness intimidation during live testimony on Friday when he issued a tweet criticizing former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, leading many to suggest Democrat…

Welsh bill would allow 16- and 17-year olds to vote in local elections

theguardian.com - A bill is being introduced that would give the vote to 16- and 17-year-olds in many elections in Wales and empower local authorities to decide which voting system they use. The Labour-led Welsh gover…

The flat-Earth conspiracy is spreading around the globe. Does it hide a darker core?

cnn.com - This week, the businessman attended the third annual Flat Earth International Conference, held at an Embassy Suites hotel in suburban Dallas, Texas. Organizers told CNN that about 600 others went too.

A battle for the jet stream is raging above our heads

theconversation.com - When prolonged periods of severe weather strike, two things often get the blame these days: climate change and the jet stream. Many have expressed concerns that the rapidly melting Arctic is now dist…

We're running out of time to stop killer robots

inverse.com - If we don’t adopt legislation to stop killer robots from proliferating soon, they could become commonplace. That’s the message of a new report from the peace advocacy nonprofit PAX. The report claims…


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