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« Reply #630 on: February 21, 2020, 08:09:38 am »

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Study: Medicare for All Would Save 68,000 lives, Half a Trillion Dollars Per year

mintpressnews.com - A new study published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet has calculated that a switch to a Medicare for All healthcare system would save the United States over 68,000 lives and over 450 bi…

Senior intelligence official told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected

washingtonpost.com - Acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire is being replaced by Richard Grenell, a vocal ally of President Trump’s. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) By Ellen Nakashima, close Ellen Nak…

New virus has infected more than 76,000 people globally

apnews.com - A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 76,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the corona…

Iran reports 2 more deaths, 13 new cases of new coronavirus

apnews.com - TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian health authorities on Friday reported two more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China and said the fatalities were from among 13 new confirmed cases of the virus …

Live updates: Coronavirus cases soar in South Korea; China prison outbreak raises alarm

washingtonpost.com - A disinfection worker wearing protective gear sprays antiseptic solution at a subway station in Seoul on Friday. South Korea reported 52 new cases of the coronavirus bringing its total number of infe…

The Bloomberg Myth Explodes on Live TV

rollingstone.com - What a catastrophe Wednesday night was for Mike Bloomberg. The New York plutocrat was kicked in the teeth by Elizabeth Warren in the first minutes — she denounced him as a Trump-like “arrogant billio…

One Mike Bloomberg spent $340 million on carefully polished ads. The other Mike Bloomberg stepped onstage in Wednesday’s debate.

washingtonpost.com - Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg prepares onstage before the ninth Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas on Wednesday. (Mike Blake/Reuters) By Michael Scherer, close Michael Scherer Nationa…

Nondisclosure and secrecy laws protect Bloomberg – not the women who sued him

theconversation.com - Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg received a lot of flak at the Feb. 19 Democratic debate for his refusal to release employees who sued his company from nondisclosure agree…

Bloomberg surrogate was PR guru for Brazil’s extreme-right leader Bolsonaro

thegrayzone.com - A Michael Bloomberg surrogate pumping up the billionaire’s 2020 campaign for president also helped to elect Brazil’s extreme-right leader, Jair Bolsonaro, an open supporter of military dictatorship w…

Trump Is Angry That Parasite Won Best Picture Instead of Gone With The Wind

vulture.com - When the president delivers his most unhinged non-sequiturs, it’s a safe bet that he’s at a campaign rally just riffing on whatever. Enter the event he’s at in Colorado today, where Donald Trump appa…

Homeland Security Algorithm Revokes U.S. Visa of War Crimes Investigator Eyal Weizman

theintercept.com - Eyal Weizman, an Israeli-born British architect who uses visual analysis to investigate war crimes and other forms of state violence, was barred from traveling to the United States this week for an e…

The War on the War on Cancer

theintercept.com - When Angela Ramirez was 38, she felt a slight pain in her chest. At first she thought she had pulled a muscle, but when it didn’t go away, Ramirez went to her doctor, who diagnosed her with stage 2 b…

Tracking Every Presidential Candidate’s TV Ad Buys

projects.fivethirtyeight.com - FiveThirtyEight is using data from Kantar/Campaign Media Analysis Group to show what campaign ads are being aired across the country and how much candidates and outside groups are spending on them. A…

The Last Mystery of the Financial Crisis

rollingstone.com - That’s what “they” always say about the financial crisis and the teeming rat’s nest of corruption it left behind. Everybody else got plenty of blame: the greed-fattened banks, the sleeping regulators…

Analysis | Strange scenes at Roger Stone’s sentencing raise even more questions about William Barr

washingtonpost.com - By Aaron Blake close Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow February 20, 2020 at 12:24 PM EST Official Washington has been consumed over the past w…

Early voting means 2020 primary is already here for millions

apnews.com - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Iowa caucuses are more than a week away, but millions of Americans are already free to vote. Early voting in the crush of Super Tuesday states that hold primaries on Mar…

The Pentagon: Russia and Turkey are on the Verge of an Armed Conflict in Idlib - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

novinite.com - Russia and Turkey are on the verge of an armed conflict in the Syrian province of Idlib, according to US Department of Defense official Jonathan Hoffman. At the same time, the Pentagon hopes that dir…

The Methane Detectives: On the Trail of a Global Warming Mystery

undark.org - Every week, dozens of metal flasks arrive at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, each one loaded with air from a distant corner of the world. Research chemist Ed Dlugokencky…

Officials in Puerto Rico Are Undermining a Rooftop Solar Movement in Favor of Natural Gas

theintercept.com - Tremors began shaking Puerto Rico just before New Year’s Eve, causing anxiety but only minimally disrupting festivities. On Three Kings Day, January 6, families across the island observed one of its …

How Stephen Miller Manipulates Donald Trump to Further His Immigration Obsession

newyorker.com - Miller forcefully defended family separation, telling the Times that voters would support the White House “90-10.” In fact, the public was outraged, especially after a recording of small children cry…

Of Two Minds - Covid-19: Global Retrenchment Will Obliterate Sales, Profits and Yes, Big Tech

oftwominds.com - If you think global demand will rebound as global debt and confidence implode, you better not be making consequential decisions based on Hopium-addled magical thinking. Even before the Covid-19 pande…

The Skeptics Movement Can't Afford to Ignore Racial Inequality

undark.org - The revered astronomer and science popularizer Carl Sagan didn’t just give us “Cosmos,” the 1980 television series that brought the wonders of the universe to the masses. He also co-founded the organ…

Aurora Australis officer asked to remove post criticising Scott Morrison's climate policy

theguardian.com - An officer on Australia’s flagship Antarctic icebreaker, the Aurora Australis, was asked by bosses to remove a social media post showing her on deck with a banner critical of Scott Morrison’s climate…

Trump Declares War on the Chesapeake Bay | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Trump once again is trying to cut most of the funding to clean up the polluted Chesapeake Bay even as the Trump EPA undermines the cleanup with legal footnotes and inaction. Trump’s latest sabotage, …

Trump Enters Full Conspiracist Mode at Colorado Springs Rally

nymag.com - In most settings, the president seems to be pretty comfortable throwing out claims that might not hold up upon close examination, but at campaign rallies, he appears to be especially willing to bend …

City declares climate emergency, actually means it and does something

treehugger.com - Bristol's airport expansion gets cancelled in a shocking act of doing something meaningful to go carbon neutral. The local North Somerset Council in the UK has just rejected the expansion of Bristol …

Cop-Hating Vandals or Pro-Democracy Activists?

fair.org - The “cop-hating vandals” poured glue on three turnstiles and “placed large stickers throughout the subway station” (New York Post, 2/5/20). The New York Police Department (NYPD) can generally rely on…

More People Watched Wednesday's Democratic Debate Than the Golden Globes

vanityfair.com - If only Michael Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren could have hosted the Golden Globes. Wednesday's contentious Democratic presidential primary debate was watched by 20 million people across NBC and MSNB…

Riots break out after a fake email about coronavirus went viral

dailydot.com - A mass email sent out to Ukrainians falsely claimed that there were at least five reported cases of coronavirus in Ukraine, leading rioters to attack hospitals and burn blockades on Thursday. The ema…

Worms Frozen for 42,000 Years in Siberian Permafrost Wriggle to Life

livescience.com - Did you ever wake up from a long nap feeling a little disoriented, not quite knowing where you were? Now, imagine getting a wake-up call after being "asleep" for 42,000 years. In Siberia, melting per…

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