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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/17
« Reply #435 on: November 17, 2019, 07:40:49 am »

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

commondreams.org - Amid the worst Republican President and Republican Party in modern times, the Democrats are playing the politics of low expectations. This is not the time for Democrats to be in disarray. On Capitol …

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

cnn.com - In the days immediately following the meeting, Parnas insinuated to the two people he confided in that he clearly believed he'd been given a special assignment by the President; like some sort of "Ja…

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

nytimes.com - Bill Clinton’s impeachment and Senate trial, which focused on a sensational sex scandal, came at a time of expansion for 24-hour cable news. The circus boosted ratings for then-fledgling Fox News and…

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

politicususa.com - With no defense of Trump on the facts, House Republicans are resorting to manufactured stunts and rules violations to create claims of mistreatment. Republicans tried to violate impeachment rules by …

With impeachment, America’s epistemic crisis has arrived

vox.com - Back in 2017, I wrote a piece speculating that the Mueller hearings might bring America’s epistemic crisis to a head. That crisis involves Americans’ growing inability, not just to cooperate, but eve…

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

theconversation.com - The Trump administration wants to make people fleeing persecution in their home countries pay for something they’ve long gotten for free: the right to apply for asylum in the United States. As an imm…

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

mintpressnews.com - NICE, FRANCE — A 73-year-old activist is the latest casualty of French President Emmanuel Macron’s crackdown on the Gilets Jaunes protest movement. Geneviève Legay of the anti-globalization group Att…

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins reelection

washingtonpost.com - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks at an election event in Baton Rouge on Oct. 12. (Brett Duke/AP) By Tim Craig close Tim Craig National reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow November 17, 2019…

How Republicans Worked to Prevent Impeachment Since Watergate

theintercept.com - With the House of Representatives formally commencing an impeachment inquiry into the actions of President Trump, America faces a moment of truth: Will the system work? Obviously this doesn’t mean a …

Hong Kong protesters clash with police at key campus battleground

news.yahoo.com - Hong Kong police fired tear gas on Sunday morning at protesters intent on keeping their stranglehold on a major tunnel as pro-democracy activists vowed to "squeeze the economy" into next week. Hardli…

Four more deaths in Bolivia protests: rights commission

news.yahoo.com - Bolivian riot police and soldiers clash with supporters of ex-President Evo Morales during a protest in the Cochabamba department on November 15 (AFP Photo/STR) La Paz (AFP) - Four more people have d…

Assassination of Aierken Saimaiti in Istanbul Raises New Questions - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - This investigation was conducted jointly with Umut 2020, a new Kyrgyz popular movement focused on investigating corruption. You can watch their video of the report at the bottom of this post (Russian…

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

theintercept.com - Carmen Castelló used to use the term “seguimiento de casos,” or case tracking, when she worked as a social worker managing client caseloads. Now it’s the name of the Facebook page she uses to track c…

The ‘catastrophic’ decline hitting the world

news.com.au - But with warnings insects could disappear within the century, suddenly the critters we first think to squish have made us think differently. A global scientific review of insect decline has warned in…

For Cement's Massive Carbon Footprint, Some Concrete Steps

undark.org - On a scorching July morning at a testing facility outside of Paris, a cadre of scientists, engineers, and architects wearing hard hats and safety goggles watched through protective glass as a machine…

Massive Hack Strikes Offshore Cayman National Bank and Trust

unicornriot.ninja - Isle of Man, UK – A blast of sunshine has hit a secretive banking network used by global ultra-wealthy figures following a massive hack by “Phineas Fisher“, a notorious self-described “hacktivist”, o…

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

washingtonpost.com - By Colby Itkowitz, close Colby Itkowitz Congress, campaigns, health policy, Pennsylvania politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Karoun Demirjian, close Karoun Demirjian Congressional reporter focus…

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

mnn.com - We've shown you what Earth would look like if all the ice on the planet melted. Many of our favorite cities would simply disappear. But a new video by NASA and a study by the American Geophysical Uni…

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

theguardian.com - The Duke of York claimed on Saturday night that he could not have had sex with a teenage girl in the London home of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell because he was at home after attending a childr…

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

independentaustralia.net - Street demonstrations have flared up in cities around the world. Lee Duffield writes that these have hallmarks of being one world movement with its causes in failing economic resources, exploitation,…

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

theguardian.com - Hundreds of pages of leaked internal government documents reveal how China’s mass detention of Uighurs and other minorities in Xinjiang came from directives by Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, to “show ab…

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

theguardian.com - A potentially deadly disease affecting marine mammals, including seals and sea otters, has been passed from the North Atlantic Ocean to the northern Pacific thanks to the melting of the Arctic sea ic…

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…

Huge Prague protest marks revolution anniversary

bbc.com - At least 200,000 people have protested against the Czech government in the capital, Prague. Demonstrators are calling for Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign over allegations of fraud. It is allege…

US Seizure Of Oil Fields Escalates Tensions In Syria

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: Gunter Hartnagel/Flickr The US has deployed hundreds of troops backed by armored vehicles into oil fields located in Syria’s northeastern Deir Ezzor province, where they are reportedly b…

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

commondreams.org - Becoming part of the story she was seeking to cover, international news correspondent Teresa Bo was assaulted by Bolivian state security forces on Friday—shot directly in the face, while on camera, w…

Did The West Win The Cold War?

popularresistance.org - Such a question seems little more than a provocation until the effects of the interval between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the present are critically examined in relation to their principal effec…

Opinion -Vladimir Putin: US Dollar Will Collapse Soon.

informationclearinghouse.info - Vladimir Putin: "The Dollar Enjoyed Great Trust Around The World. But For Some Reason It Is Being Used As A Political Weapon, Imposing Restrictions. Many Countries Are Now Turning Away From The Dolla…

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

commondreams.org - Continuing what critics of U.S. imperialism have long said is a pattern of refusing accountability for violations of international law and a litany of war crimes over recent decades, President Donald…

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

apple.news - For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with Apple News. It may also be available on the publisher’s website.

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

informationclearinghouse.info - “The message we’re getting from people in Gaza is that ‘we’re going to continue protesting because we have no choice — what else can we do, stay home and die?'”, Abunimah says. “So people are continu…

Bugs are getting hungrier and hungrier

mnn.com - As the planet heats up, so does the age-old competition between humans and insects for food. According to most recent studies, insects currently mulch through between 5 and 20 percent of the world’s …

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

wallstreetonparade.com - Stock Price of Deutsche Bank, Lincoln Financial and Goldman Sachs Since September 17, 2019 When the Fed Began Pumping Money Into Wall Street By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: November 15, 2019 ~ Yeste…

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

businessinsider.com - A report into possible Russian interference that Boris Johnson's government is refusing to publish reportedly said that the Kremlin may have affected the 2016 Brexit referendum. The Times newspaper r…

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

theguardian.com - The tragedy of our times is that the gathering collapse of our life support systems has coincided with the age of public disservice. Just as we need to rise above self-interest and short-termism, gov…

The Electoral College’s Racist Origins

theatlantic.com - Right from the get-go, the Electoral College has produced no shortage of lessons about the impact of racial entitlement in selecting the president. History buffs and Hamilton fans are aware that in i…

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


desmogblog.com - With the backing of the mining industry and anti-regulatory groups, the Trump administration has been seeking to expand mining on public lands and further loosen environmental rules under the banner …

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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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