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« Reply #435 on: November 12, 2019, 07:53:34 am »

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5 Fast Facts About the Military Coup in Bolivia and What You Can Do

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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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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

bbc.com - Some schools and universities in Hong Kong remain closed on Tuesday over safety fears as protesters called for a day of traffic disruptions. Many of the territory's train lines are suspended or delay…

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

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The ‘Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself’ Meme Has Gone Mainstream

nymag.com - The conspiracy theories started as soon as Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell. The Clintons killed him, or Trump killed him, or a mysterious “someone” killed him. For a brief moment, the…

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

news.yahoo.com - La Paz (AFP) - Mexico announced Monday it had granted asylum to Bolivian leader Evo Morales, as the senator set to succeed him as interim president, Jeanine Anez, pledged to call fresh elections in t…

Waking Up from the California Dream in the Age of Wildfires

newyorker.com - A year ago, the deadliest wildfire in California’s history started in Paradise, a small town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas; on the same day, in Southern California, the Woolsey Fire broke ou…

Russia Laughs: Is He "Their" President Or Ours? - The National Memo

nationalmemo.com - Instead of watching Fox News, which manufactures heroic propaganda about President Donald Trump, Republican voters could learn much more from seeing a few hours of Russian television. It is on shows …

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

rollingstone.com - House Democrats’ impeachment case hinges on whether the Trump administration pursued a quid pro quo with Ukraine, withholding military aid and a White House invitation in order to extort new Presiden…

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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Naomi Oreskes: The Greatest Scam in History

voxpopulisphere.com - It’s a tale for all time. What might be the greatest scam in history or, at least, the one that threatens to take history down with it. Think of it as the climate-change scam that beat science, big t…

The Houthis Are Preparing for a Planned Israeli Attack on Yemen

mintpressnews.com - SANA’A, YEMEN — As the war in Yemen nears the end of its fifth year, the situation in the country seems to be escalating. There are strong indications that Israel is planning to launch airstrikes aga…

Turkey begins deporting foreign jihadists

france24.com - Turkey said Monday it had begun sending back foreign jihadists to their countries of origin, with an American already expelled and more than 20 Europeans in the process of deportation. A "foreign ter…

This Data Proves — Once And For All — The Stereotypes About Lazy Millennials Are Wrong

buzzfeednews.com - Of all the noxious, insulting stereotypes millennials have to endure about their generation — that they're self-centered, lazy, and entitled, not to mention the **** avocado toast — none merits ri…

How Bullying May Shape Adolescent Brains

undark.org - In recent years, a steadily increasing volume of data has demonstrated that peer victimization — the clinical term for bullying — impacts hundreds of millions of children and adolescents, with the ef…

Our point remains: PBS should broadcast impeachment hearings in primetime

intrepidreport.com - Okay, let’s be clear. The ad we took in this past Friday’s edition of The New York Times and an accompanying essay asked that PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, do the right thing for the American…

Down on the Body Farm: The Forensics of Decaying Corpses

undark.org - The elderly woman was sprawled on her back in the dirt, head resting to one side, elbows bent as though she was about to prop herself up. Dead three months now, her face was no longer recognizable. H…

Opinion -White Helmet Founder Dead in Turkey Allegedly Fell From Baclony

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Copper Hospital Beds Kill Bacteria, Save Lives

asm.org - Copper Hospital Beds Kill Bacteria, Save Lives Washington, DC - November 8, 2019 - A new study has found that copper hospital beds in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) harbored an average of 95 percent f…

We Must Dismantle The War Machine To Avoid The Climate Catastrophe

popularresistance.org - Here we are, a full three decades after NASA scientist James Hansen raised the specter of a looming climate crisis with Congress, looking at the first generation of severely impacted youth and tellin…

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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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