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Doomstead Diner Daily 12/1
« Reply #480 on: December 01, 2019, 08:48:01 am »

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In Afghanistan, Trump Creates Confusion Over U.S. Policy on Taliban

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Winter storm to hit millions of travelers returning from Thanksgiving trips

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Maltese businessman charged over murder of investigative journalist

theguardian.com - A businessman has been charged with the murder of Malta’s best known investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia. Local tycoon Yorgen Fenech, the 38-year-old head of a gambling and property empi…

Houthis Vow Retaliation As Saudi Naval Blockade Sparks Fresh Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

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The Washington Post’s War on Bernie Continues

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How an Occupy ICE Activist Was Deported for Tweeting

theintercept.com - Sergio Salazar awoke around 8 a.m. on a strip of grass outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Antonio. It had been a heady summer for the 18-year-old. President Donald Trump, as…

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

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 isn’t running in Britain’s election. That hasn’t stopped him from getting in the middle.

washingtonpost.com - Graffiti depicts British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shining U.S. President Trump’s shoes in London. Because Trump is so disliked in Britain, “of course Labour would love to run against Boris as Tru…

Historian Warns Trump That His Support Will Collapse Once Democrats Formally Impeach Him

politicususa.com - Donald Trump has had historically low support since taking office in 2017, but impeachment is likely to send those numbers plummeting into the cellar. At least that’s what CNN presidential historian …

The FBI’s Long History of Treating Political Dissent as Terrorism

theintercept.com - While terrorism in the U.S. is relatively rare, over the last decade most politically motivated violence has come at the hands of far-right extremists. Despite that reality, the FBI has devoted dispr…

Don’t Use The Right’s Assumptions To Make The Left’s Arguments | Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - Sooner or later, anyone trying to advance a political cause will encounter the same difficult question: in trying to persuade people, should I make the argument most likely to be effective, or just s…

David Duke and His Twitter Nazis Got Mad at Me. Twitter Took Their Side.

theintercept.com - Twitter gives you a chance to appeal in these conditions. So I did, laying out such concepts as jokes, history, and reality. Three weeks later my appeal was rejected. My tweet had to go, Twitter expl…

Astra Taylor Talks Crushing Debt, the 2020 Race, and Why We Don’t Live in a Democracy

theintercept.com - Jeremy Scahill: Astra Taylor, welcome to Intercepted. Astra Taylor: Hey, thanks for having me. JS: So, I wanted to ask you just because there’s all this discussion about polls, and the Democrats, and…

Norway Is Walking Away From Billions of Barrels of Oil

bloomberg.com - Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here. Western Europe’s biggest petroleum producer is falling out of love with oil. To the dismay of the nation’…

A CIA-Backed Militia Targeted Clinics in Afghanistan, Killing Medical Workers and Civilians

theintercept.com - The U.S. government is prohibited by law from using its money to train or equip foreign military units when there is “credible information” that those units have committed serious human rights abuses…

A Turkish dam is about to flood one of the oldest continuously settled places on Earth

washingtonpost.com - The Turkish government has spent millions relocating artifacts from Hasankeyf to make way for the dam, including the 15th-century tomb of Zeynel Bey. (Burak Kara/Getty Images) By Kareem Fahim close K…

Freedom Is Meaningless Under Insurmountable Debt

theatlantic.com - The condition of their lives raises the question: Are these Americans fundamentally free? Howe and his colleagues in the Reconstruction Congress grappled with this question after the Civil War. Howe …

Global heating driving spread of mosquito-borne dengue fever

theguardian.com - Rising temperatures across Asia and the Americas have contributed to multiple severe outbreaks of dengue fever globally over the past six months, making 2019 the worst year on record for the disease.…

America is not the land of the free but one of monopolies so predatory they imperil the nation | Will Hutton

theguardian.com - Tomorrow, President Trump arrives in London for the annual Nato summit. Despite the boasting and the trappings of superpower status, he is an emissary from a country whose economy and society are in …

‘Ten Year Challenge’ For 400 Wealthiest Americans Shows Fortunes Doubled Since 2009 While Tax Rates Dropped

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: Dean Chahim/flickr/cc) “Here’s the thing: the way the system is set up, we’re headed for another decade of this.” Exemplifying a national economy rigged in favor of the already rich, the…

America’s Epidemic of Unkindness

theatlantic.com - Not like what we have now. Research proves what is obvious to anyone who has been online in the past decade: For all that the internet and social media have connected the world, they have also driven…

Kid Rock Goes on Alcohol-Fueled, Profanity-Laced Anti-Oprah Winfrey Rant

theroot.com - The Trump-supporting rap & roll act – now considered a country musician – made his disdain for The Queen of All Media very clear (again!) when he went on what appears to be an alcohol-fueled tirade l…

Opinion | We need a major redesign of life

washingtonpost.com - (iStock) By Laura L. Carstensen November 29, 2019 at 2:24 PM EST Laura L. Carstensen, a professor of psychology, is the director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. It’s time to get serious about a …

Neoliberalism And Evangelicalism Is Teaming Up To Remilitarize Latin America

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: Jeanine Áñez. Credit: Unitel Bolivia/ YouTube Latin America appears to be in a state of chaos with a struggle emerging between the so-called independent socialist Pink Tide countries and…

Nine climate tipping points now 'active,' warn scientists

phys.org - More than half of the climate tipping points identified a decade ago are now "active", a group of leading scientists have warned. This threatens the loss of the Amazon rainforest and the great ice sh…

How to cut the cable cord and not miss a thing

mnn.com - The Internet is taking over everything. For the first time, the number of people watching cable TV in America dropped by a quarter of a million subscribers in 2013. That's not a lot out of 100 millio…

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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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