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« Reply #90 on: June 12, 2019, 08:30:45 am »

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Hong Kong protest: police fire teargas at demonstrators – live

www.theguardian.com- Students and young people are not the only people caught up in the police riot in Hong Kong today. Reuters has circulated this picture of Lam Cheuk-ting, chief executive of Hong Kong’s Democratic par…

Indian villages lie empty as drought forces thousands to flee

www.theguardian.com - Hundreds of Indian villages have been evacuated as a historic drought forces families to abandon their homes in search of water. The country has seen extremely high temperatures in recent weeks. On M…

Justice Dept. to Congress: Back off contempt process, or Barr will ask Trump to shield census documents

www.washingtonpost.com - By Matt Zapotosky Matt Zapotosky National security reporter covering the Justice Department Email Bio Follow June 11 at 8:06 PM Attorney General William P. Barr will ask President Trump to assert exe…

Carbon catastrophe is hurtling towards us

mg.co.za - Just four years ago, in Paris, nearly 200 countries agreed to tackle climate change. The Paris Agreement was supposed to be the defining moment in the fight against carbon emissions, which trap heat …

Trump doesn’t want to be impeached — but he is fascinated by ‘the I-word’

www.washingtonpost.com - By Ashley Parker Ashley Parker White House reporter Email Bio Follow June 11 at 5:35 PM President Trump has threatened to take legal action if Democrats try to impeach him, musing that he’ll “sue.” H…

Scott Warren Worked to Prevent Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert. The Government Wants Him in Prison.

theintercept.com - Warren believes that these moments merit an acknowledgement of humanity. And so, after years of recoveries, the 36-year-old has developed a modest ritual for the grim encounters. He goes quiet, lower…

How World War II Almost Broke American Politics

www.politico.com - Today we celebrate the war as a feel-good moment of unity. The truth is, the country had harsh divisions we’d recognize today. Joshua Zeitz, a Politico Magazine contributing editor, is the author of …

Trump Administration Is Making It Harder to Find Out Whether It’s Fighting White Supremacist Terror

theintercept.com - White nationalists, neo-Nazis, and members of the “alt-right” march during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. Photo: Shay Horse/NurPhoto via Getty Images On Tuesda…

Too Many on the Right are Ignoring There’s Something Really Wrong with Trump

theresurgent.com - I’m not a psychologist. I took one or two general classes on the subject during my undergrad years. So I don’t know the proper diagnosis, the scientific name, or the proper designation for what ails …

Of Two Minds - The Self-Destructive Trajectory of Overly Successful Empires

www.oftwominds.com - It's difficult not to see signs of this same trajectory in the U.S. since the fall of the Soviet Empire in 1990. A recent comment by my friend and colleague Davefairtex on the Roman Empire's self-des…

How NeoCon Billionaire Paul Singer Is Driving the Outsourcing of US Tech Jobs to Israel

www.mintpressnews.com - WASHINGTON — With nearly 6 million Americans unemployed and regular bouts of layoffs in the U.S. tech industry, major American tech companies like Google, Microsoft and Intel Corporation are nonethel…

Artificial intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy

theconversation.com - Much as robots have transformed entire swaths of the manufacturing economy, artificial intelligence and automation are now changing information work, letting humans offload cognitive labor to compute…

Opinion | Deepfakes Are Coming. We Can No Longer Believe What We See.

www.nytimes.com - [Related: Distorted Videos of Nancy Pelosi Spread on Facebook and Twitter, Helped by Trump] Digital technology is making it much easier to fabricate convincing fakes. The video that Mr. Brooks create…

The End of Antibiotics?

www.cfr.org - Antibiotics are facing an existential crisis less than a century since their introduction. The bacteria-fighting drugs are becoming less effective as a result of their overuse in both humans and anim…

First global look finds most rivers awash with antibiotics

www.nationalgeographic.co.uk - Each year, humans produce, prescribe, and ingest more antibiotics than they did the year before. Those drugs have done wonders for public health, saving millions from infections that might otherwise …

How To Live Off the Grid

www.popularmechanics.com - What you’re looking at used to be a falling-apart shed used mostly for storing rusty yard tools and mouse droppings. The floor had rotted out, the roof leaked, and if you were standing in there when …

Mystery of why arteries harden may have been solved, say scientists

www.theguardian.com - The mysterious mechanism behind the hardening of arteries may have been solved, researchers have revealed, in a study that also suggests the first potential preventive drug for the condition linked t…

How toxic economic trends have impacted millennials | Stanford News

news.stanford.edu - Millennials – young adults in their 20s and 30s – earn less money without a college degree and are more likely to die prematurely from suicide or drug overdose than previous generations, according to…

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The Doomstead Diner is a hub for discussion and information pertaining to the ongoing Economic Collapse of the Industrial Economy. The Diner is the result of many years of discussion and debate on many other forums. At Doomstead Diner, our goal is to collate much of the information we can to assist in planning for the world to come.
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