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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/14
« Reply #435 on: November 14, 2019, 06:12:24 am »

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washingtonpost.com - William B. Taylor Jr., acting ambassador to Ukraine, leaves after testifying before House investigators on Wednesday. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) By Karoun Demirjian, close Karoun Demirjian Co…

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The Made-for-TV Impeachment

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Senate Republicans Might Use Impeachment to Screw Over 2020 Democrats

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The NYPD Kept an Illegal Database of Juvenile Fingerprints for Years

theintercept.com - For years, the New York Police Department illegally maintained a database containing the fingerprints of thousands of children charged as juvenile delinquents — in direct violation of state law manda…

Trump ignores impeachment to host Turkey's Erdogan

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump greeted his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House for a high-stakes meeting Wednesday that underlined his claim to be ignoring the impe…

Trump Does Erdogan’s Post-Invasion PR for Him in Joint Press Conference

nymag.com - During his press conference with Turkish President Recep Erdogan, President Trump said that he had an open door policy for all world leaders, regardless of where they might fall on the political spec…

Mafia State U.S.A. | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

patreon.com - For the entire duration of the Trump-Russia crime spree, the people who spoke out hardest – and paid the worst price – have been women. That trend continued this week with the testimony of national s…

Trade Deficit Up;We're Losing Trump's Trade War | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Candidate Donald Trump railed against America’s chronic trade deficits, vowing to eliminate them if he became president. So, how’s Trump doing? Awful. Trade deficits are growing on his watch. The ove…

Federal Judge Pummels Lying Litigator In Remarkable Courtroom Beatdown

thesmokinggun.com - In a remarkable courtroom browbeating, a federal judge today branded a notorious copyright lawyer an inveterate liar who undertook a “concerted campaign of deception” that has has left her questionin…

Homeland Security will soon have biometric data on nearly 260 million people

qz.com - The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expects to have face, fingerprint, and iris scans of at least 259 million people in its biometrics database by 2022, according to a recent presentation fr…

Impeachment Hearing Reveals Trump OPSEC Blunder

theintercept.com - According to Taylor’s sworn statement, “in the presence of my staff at a restaurant, Ambassador Sondland called President Trump and told him of his meetings in Kyiv. The member of my staff could hear…

Gaza attacks: tentative truce after Israel strike kills eight Palestinian family members

theguardian.com - Israel and the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad have agreed to an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire, halting the worst bout of fighting in months. However, later on Thursday, a barrage of at least …

Of Two Minds - Stock Market Cheerleading: Why Do We Celebrate the Super-Rich Getting Richer?

oftwominds.com - It's not too difficult to predict a political rebellion against the machinery of soaring wealth and income inequality. The one constant across the media-political spectrum is an unblinking focus on t…

Bolivia Is the Latest Successful US-Backed Coup in Latin America

mintpressnews.com - Bolivian President Evo Morales “resigned” at gunpoint Sunday, after army generals publicly demanded his resignation, despite convincingly winning re-election just three weeks ago. The preceding 21 da…

'I live on the street now': how the insured fall into medical bankruptcy

theguardian.com - It’s been over a dozen years since Susanne LeClair of West Palm Beach, Florida, was first diagnosed with cancer, she’s been fighting ever since. Now she, like many other Americans facing life-threate…

Nanoparticles from air pollution (mostly car exhaust) go straight into your brain

treehugger.com - A new study finds that ultra-fine particles increase the risk of brain cancer. We go on about the dangers from PM2.5, or particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers, but there is a new kid on the…

False equivalence and the climate debate

nick-mckim.greensmps.org.au - As we sit here today, we're on track for four to six degrees of global warming by the end of the century. To spell it out for citizens: that is the end of the human race. I want to speak about the br…

Scientists Find a Spot Where No Life Can Survive. That's Bad News for Alien Hunters.

livescience.com - Unearthly greens and yellows color the scorching-hot landscape surrounding the Dallol volcano in northern Ethiopia. This alien-like world is filled with hydrothermal pools that are some of the most e…

Closest Living Relative of Extinct 'Bigfoot' Found

livescience.com - The mythical and elusive "Bigfoot" is a creature of legend, but for millions of years, the original Bigfoot — a shaggy, bipedal ape twice the size of an adult human — roamed the forests of Southeast …

Rank Loyalties - The Bulwark

thebulwark.com - As the House opened the first public impeachment hearings on Tuesday, we’ve already previewed a key line in Trump’s defense: the attempted character assassination of impeachment witnesses. With the p…

Opinion -Lessons To Learn From The Coup In Bolivia

informationclearinghouse.info - After three weeks of protests following the disputed October 20 presidential elections, the imperialist powers and their Bolivian client elite have overthrown the government of Morales. In the contex…

Opinion -How Surveillance and Propaganda Work in ‘the Free World’

informationclearinghouse.info - November 13, 2019 "Information Clearing House" - A Bloomberg report of October 22 was concise and uncompromising in declaring Russia to be a surveillance state. Harking back to the good old days of t…

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