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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/22
« Reply #450 on: November 22, 2019, 06:05:31 am »

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Impeachment witness warns that conspiracy theories advance Russia’s agenda as they divide Americans

washingtonpost.com - By Greg Miller close Greg Miller national security, intelligence, terrorism Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow November 21, 2019 at 8:30 PM EST For two months, the impeachment inquiry has focused on Pre…

‘The picture has been painted’: Hearings unite Democrats behind impeachment

washingtonpost.com - Members of the House Intelligence Committee take testimony Thursday from David Holmes, State Department political counselor for the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, and Fiona Hill, a former National Security Co…

The First Impeachment Witness to Go After Republicans

theatlantic.com - “We are running out of time to stop them,” she said of the Russians. And then she addressed lawmakers again: “In the course of this investigation, I would ask that you please not promote politically …

Trump conduct 'beyond anything Nixon did': House impeachment chair

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump, by withholding military aid from Ukraine to demand dirt on a potential 2020 election rival, went beyond anything done by disgraced predecessor Richard Nixon…

Of Two Minds - What's Been Normalized? Nothing Good or Positive

oftwominds.com - What's been normalized are policies and cultural norms that seek to enrich and protect the few at the expense of the many. When the initially extraordinary fades into the unremarkable background of e…

How Human Rights Watch Whitewashed a Right-Wing Massacre in Bolivia

mintpressnews.com - Bolivia is currently in turmoil after President Evo Morales was deposed in a U.S.-supported coup d’état on November 10. The new coup government forced Morales into exile, began arresting politicians …

The charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, explained

washingtonpost.com - By Miriam Berger close Miriam Berger Reporter covering Middle East, Foreign Affairs Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow November 21, 2019 at 4:08 PM EST Israel’s attorney general formally charged Prime M…

Fox News Impeachment Expert Ken Starr Says Trump Is In Deep Trouble

yahoo.com - Ken Starr is best known as the independent counsel whose 1998 investigation led to the impeachment of Bill Clinton. While the so-called "Starr Report" is practically synonymous with "impeachment" tod…

Massachusetts Sues Exxon Mobil for Deceptive Climate Messaging

theintercept.com - On October 24, Healey became the second state attorney general to file a climate liability lawsuit against Exxon Mobil. The suit is broader than similar litigation in New York, where a trial began la…

Exclusive: Bolsonaro is turning back the clock on Brazil, says Lula da Silva

theguardian.com - Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has vowed to spearhead opposition to the country’s far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro, warning that his country is backsliding on years of hard fough…

No, That Mac Factory in Texas Is Not New

nytimes.com - Earlier this year, Apple unveiled a new version of the Mac Pro, with a starting price of $6,000. Shortly after, Apple and the White House began a monthslong public dance over where the computer would…

Furious China vows to 'fight back' after Congress backs HK democracy

news.yahoo.com - Hong Kong (AFP) - China on Thursday accused the United States of seeking to "destroy" Hong Kong and threatened retaliation after Congress passed new legislation supporting the pro-democracy movement …

The Seven-Year Auto Loan: America’s Middle Class Can’t Afford Its Cars

wsj.com - The Seven-Year Auto Loan: America’s Middle Class Can’t Afford Its Cars Inexpensive and generous financing is putting consumers deep in debt

DARPA: 'Militarized Microbes' To Spread GMO Bacteria

technocracy.news - DARPA is piled high with Technocrats who invent advanced military applications for the armed forces. Ethical and moral considerations are foreign to the discussion as to the wisdom of building dystop…

Zuckerberg Cozied Up to Trump at White House Dinner Meeting

rollingstone.com - President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and Mark Zuckerberg met over dinner at the White House in October, according to a report from NBC News citing a Facebook insider. Also in attendance was Pet…

Late Monsoon Ending in India Blamed for Australian Bushfires That Has Displaced Thousands

news18.com - Melbourne: The catastrophic bushfires in Australia, which killed three and displaced thousands, is partly due to the monsoon season ending late in India, according to an expert. Trent Penhman, who is…

American millennials' mental and physical health is on the decline — and they're on track to die faster than Gen X, a new report says

businessinsider.com - Millennials’ physical and mental health is suffering, a report said. American millennials aren’t exactly the picture of health. They’re seeing their physical and mental health decline at a faster rat…

Electric cars are changing the cost of driving

qz.com - Few have driven a Tesla to the point at which the vehicle really starts to show its age. But Tesloop, a shuttle service in Southern California composed of Teslas, was ticking the odometers of its car…

Janet Yellen says 'there is good reason to worry' about the US economy sliding into recession

cnbc.com - NEW YORK — Pronounced wealth inequality that has built up for decades poses a major threat to a U.S. economy that is in otherwise "excellent" shape, former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Thu…

Spiders are threatened by climate change – and even the biggest arachnophobes should be worried

theconversation.com - Is climate change making spiders more aggressive? A recent scientific study suggests so, as the researchers link aggressiveness to tropical cyclones, events that are expected to become more frequent …

It's Still Not Aliens: 'Mars Bug' Claim Could Damage the Search for Life

space.com - An Ohio scientist claims to have found photographic proof of "insect and reptile-like" life on Mars. But, as always, it's not aliens, other researchers say. William Romoser, a professor emeritus who …

An Alarming Discovery in an Astronaut’s Bloodstream

theatlantic.com - Researchers who study astronaut health and were not involved in this work say that the findings are compelling and require further investigation. “We definitely have enough evidence to consider this …

Opinion -U.S. has wasted $6.4 trillion on wars since 2001, study says

informationclearinghouse.info - The amount of money spent on these wars cannot fully convey their sheer wastefulness. Wars are always expensive, and they usually end up being much more expensive than anyone anticipates at the begin…

Opinion -China-Bolivia – A Lithium Deal, No More?

informationclearinghouse.info - Already before Evo Morales first took office in January 2006, he pledged to the Bolivian people that the vast and rich natural resources treasures of Bolivia belong to Bolivia, to the Bolivian people…

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