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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/28 Thanksgiving Day Edition
« Reply #465 on: November 28, 2019, 06:51:51 am »

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The Invention of Thanksgiving

newyorker.com - Almost none of this is true, as David Silverman points out in “This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving” (Bloomsbury). The first Thank…

‘They just weren’t first:’ Virginia challenges Plymouth for Thanksgiving bragging rights

washingtonpost.com - Berkeley Plantation in Charles City County, Va., about 45 minutes east of Richmond on the James River, is the site where British settlers conducted the first English Thanksgiving ceremony in 1619. (G…

How to Not Die This Thanksgiving

theatlantic.com - If you used canned cranberries or cranberry sauce, as with any canned food, there is a small risk of botulism. The toxin attacks nerves, causing the quick onset of double vision and droopy eyelids, t…

‘Bomb cyclone’ and Midwest snow snarl travel for millions

washingtonpost.com - Two men point toward plane arrivals on a flight information board at San Francisco International Airport. (Jeff Chiu/AP) By Andrew Freedman, close Andrew Freedman Editor focusing on extreme weather, …

Witness testimony and records raise questions about account of Trump’s ‘no quid pro quo’ call

washingtonpost.com - President Trump reads from notes outside the White House on the day of Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s testimony. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post) By Aaron C. Davis, close Aaron C. Davis Investigati…

Michael Bloomberg's President Run Raises Questions About Democracy and a Free Press

mintpressnews.com - After months of speculation, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg formally announced a high-profile, big-money campaign to become the Democratic Presidential nominee on November 24. The 77-ye…

The New York Times' Long History of Endorsing US-Backed Coups

mintpressnews.com - Bolivian President Evo Morales was overthrown in a U.S.-backed military coup d’état earlier this month after Bolivian army generals appeared on television demanding his resignation. As Morales fled t…

'Full of arrogance': Trump angers China by signing bills backing Hong Kong protesters

theguardian.com - Donald Trump has signed into law legislation backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, angering Beijing which has condemned the bill as “full of prejudice and arrogance”. The legislation, approv…

Rudy Giuliani’s Scheme to Line His Pockets in Ukraine Keeps Getting

nymag.com - Rudy Giuliani is in an enormous amount of trouble. His two partners, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, have already been arrested, and Giuliani himself is under investigation. We learned last week that the…

Trump, Lying, Insists Rudy Giuliani Acted Alone on Ukraine

vanityfair.com - Among the 24 different defenses Republicans have trotted out in an effort to convince people Donald Trump should not be impeached, one of the most absurd is that the president was just an innocent pa…

Election Hacking: Help Protect Our Democracy | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

patreon.com - The 2020 US election is not secure. Voters face multiple obstacles: domestic voter suppression caused by new laws passed by the 2013 partial repeal of the Voting Rights Act; foreign interference by c…

Russia Inquiry Review Is Expected to Undercut Trump Claim of F.B.I. Spying

nytimes.com - But the president’s allies have seized on the F.B.I.’s conduct in opening the inquiry as potentially problematic. Attorney General William P. Barr prompted alarm among defenders of the F.B.I. by accu…

Opinion | The Horrible History of Thanksgiving

nytimes.com - Mancall further explained that after the visits to the New World by Samuel de Champlain and Capt. John Smith in the early 1600s, “a terrible illness spread through the region” among the Native Americ…

'Truly astounding': inside the Farallon Islands' battle against a plague of mice

theguardian.com - The Farallon Islands of northern California are one of the world’s great biodiversity hotspots. These stark granite outcrops, which sit 30 miles (1.6km) off the coast of San Francisco, are home to 30…

U.S. foreign policy regarding the Israeli occupation has become a mere rubber stamp, that allows Israel’s extreme right-wing government to single-handedly determine the fate of the Palestinian peopl

mintpressnews.com - It is hardly shocking that the United States government has finally decreed that illegal Jewish settlements which have been built in defiance of international law, are, somehow, “consistent” with int…

Why Would Any Competent Person Work for Trump | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Donald Trump has a terrible time getting good people to work for him. Just look at who is, and is not, giving testimony in his impeachment hearings, which increasingly suggests a contest between Supe…

Don't Worry About Deepfakes. Worry About Why People Fall for Them.

undark.org - Over the past few years, the application of artificial intelligence to create faked images, audio, and video has sparked a great deal of concern among policymakers and researchers. A series of compel…

Neo-Nazi Arms Dealer Exposed as Canadian Navy Sailor

unicornriot.ninja - Alberta, Canada – A Serbian arms dealer with connections to racist terror groups in the USA has been outed as a sailor in the Canadian Navy. Earlier this month, a copy of a web server for the defunct…

Mo Money, Mo Problems: Life Expectancy Rates in the US Drop for the 3rd Consecutive Year

theroot.com - According to a new report, life expectancy rates in the United States have dropped for the third consecutive year. The report was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and cite…

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