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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/27
« Reply #465 on: November 27, 2019, 07:13:13 am »

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Trump Knew of Whistle-blower Report in August, Negating ‘No Quid Pro Quo’ Claim

nymag.com - Despite President Trump’s all-cap-Sharpie note to himself last week that there was “no quid pro quo,” a New York Times report published on Tuesday polished up the preponderance of evidence arguing ot…

Following the money around Trump and Ukraine

cjr.org - Two weeks ago, Trump, Inc., a podcast from WNYC and ProPublica, reminded listeners to “follow the money” in the Ukraine scandal. “The impeachment inquiry is focused on whether or not there was a quid…

Trump Claims Rudy Giuliani Was Acting Alone in Ukraine, Despite Massive Evidence

nymag.com - Yesterday, multiple news outlets reported that Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is under federal investigation for a wide array of crimes, including but not limited to, obstruction of justice, m…

Two OMB officials resigned in part over concerns about Ukraine aid hold, official testifies

washingtonpost.com - Mark Sandy, a career employee in the White House Office of Management and Budget, arrives at the Capitol to testify Nov. 16. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) By Erica Werner and close Erica Werner Congressio…

Israel Commemorates the Assassination of Rabin with Another Massacre in Gaza

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Influential neo-Nazi eats at soup kitchens, lives in government housing

nbcnews.com - A fan of Charles Manson and follower of Hitler, James Mason published essays in the 1980s that now act as the inspiration for a militant neo-Nazi group linked to multiple murders in the U.S. “Revolut…

US to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists

bbc.com - The US will legally designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups, President Donald Trump says. The move would enable a wider scope of US action. Mr Trump also said he had told Mexico the US was…

The Criminal “Justice” System Does Exactly What It Was Designed to Do

theintercept.com - There is no way that much of what happens in the punishment bureaucracy would be tolerated if it were happening to people who looked different or had more power. The idea of drug laws being enforced …

The US Economy Is a System of Plunder

jacobinmag.com - Early twentieth century portraits of the future often envisioned a society of leisure where, thanks to the wonders of economic growth and the miracles of technology, people would be liberated from th…

Of Two Minds - We Can Only Choose One: Our National Economy or Globalization

oftwominds.com - The servitude of society to a globalized economy is generating extremes of insecurity, powerlessness and inequality. Does our economy serve our society, or does our society serve our economy, and by …

Michael Bloomberg built a $54 billion company. For 2 decades, women who worked there have called it a toxic, sexually charged nightmare.

businessinsider.com - Mary Ann Olszewski and Margaret Doe are of two different generations, but they have similar tales to tell. Olszewski started her career in the 1990s, and Doe started 20 years later. Both women were i…

California's iconic fog is bringing super-toxic mercury ashore

treehugger.com - Researchers find that the neurotoxin is carried in by coastal fog, deposited on the land, and then makes its way up the food chain where it is approaching toxic thresholds in pumas. Along the coast o…

West Virginia Is Charging Its Inmates $0.03 Cents a Minute to Read Free E-Books. Here's Why That Matters

theroot.com - On its face, it’s a welcome proposition: people incarcerated in West Virginia prisons will be given access to electronic tablets, allowing them to read books and articles, listen to music, write emai…

As Trump cases arrive, Supreme Court’s desire to be seen as neutral arbiter will be tested

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Thanksgiving Weather: Canceled Flights, Snow and a ‘Bomb Cyclone’

nytimes.com - Although a late November snowstorm is no surprise in the Rockies, the Plains and the upper Midwest, the severity of this one was notable. It dropped about a foot of snow on Cheyenne, Wyo., beginning …

Where two powerful storms will make Thanksgiving travel difficult or impossible

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‘Bleak’ U.N. Climate Study: World on Track for Up to 3.9 Degrees Warming by 2100

nymag.com - In December 2015, 196 U.N. member nations signed the non-binding Paris Agreement, promising that decades of ignoring the problem of climate change would be summarily reversed, and that the world econ…

Santa Barbara Wildfire Burns 3,000 Acres in Five Hours, Forces 6,300 to Flee

ecowatch.com - The Emissions Gap Report released by the UN Environment Program found that four years after countries signed the Paris agreement and vowed to curtail emissions to stop the worst effects of global war…

With the right-wing coup in Bolivia nearly complete, the junta is hunting down the last remaining dissidents

thegrayzone.com - La Paz, Bolivia – As the military junta which seized power from the democratically-elected Bolivian President Evo Morales violently represses the working class, indigenous-led uprising against them, …

The rise of the militant religious right in Latin America

intrepidreport.com - The recent coup d’état in Bolivia that overthrew President Evo Morales was not merely a standard right-wing putsch aided and abetted by the US Central Intelligence Agency but also placed into power p…

How Trump’s poverty subsidy enriches the rich

intrepidreport.com - Years ago, a Texas legislator who was occasionally known to take lobbyists’ cash in exchange for a vote, explained his ethical framework as opportunistic: “I seen my chances, and I took ‘em.” Likewis…

Supplies for Preparedness You Might Not Have Thought Of

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FEMA’s Hurricane Aid to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Has Stalled

nytimes.com - Jeffrey Byard, the associate administrator for the Office of Response and Recovery at FEMA, said the agency had never seen recovery efforts like those from the natural disasters of 2017, which includ…

ChopperTalk: Where America's Top Political Journalists Go to Get Abused by the World's Most Powerful Man

esquire.com - “We’ve got a fresh Diet Coke,” the cameraman announced, peering through the lens at President Trump, who was locked in conversation inside the Oval Office. “Beverages were just served.” The White Hou…

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