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Doomstead Diner Daily 4/27
« Reply #735 on: April 27, 2020, 06:25:30 am »

News digest brought to you by the Doomstead Diner.

Coronavirus pandemic 'will cause famine of biblical proportions'

theguardian.com - The world is facing widespread famine “of biblical proportions” because of the coronavirus pandemic, the chief of the UN’s food relief agency has warned, with a short time to act before hundreds of m…

Social distancing could last months, White House coronavirus coordinator says

washingtonpost.com - Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks at a news briefing at the White House on Thursday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Felicia Sonmez, close Felicia Sonmez Nati…

Some countries and US states move to ease virus lockdowns

apnews.com - WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Some countries and U.S. states are starting to ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions and focus on fixing their battered economies. In Spain, the streets echoed again w…

Many failures combined to unleash death on Italy's Lombardy

apnews.com - ROME (AP) — As Italy prepares to emerge from the West’s first and most extensive coronavirus lockdown, it is increasingly clear that something went terribly wrong in Lombardy, the hardest-hit region …

Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson returns to work as New Zealand says it has 'avoided the worst'

theguardian.com - Germany’s economy minister has urged the country’s 16 federal states to go slowly in lifting coronavirus restrictions to avoid the outbreak spreading further and being forced to backtrack later, Reut…

Trump Is Building a Dystopia in Real Time

theatlantic.com - Yesterday, as part of the White House briefing on the coronavirus pandemic, William Bryan, the undersecretary for science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security, shared preliminary gov…

USDA let millions of pounds of food rot while food-bank demand soared

politico.com - Tom Vilsack, who served as agriculture secretary during the Obama administration, put it this way: “It’s not a lack of food, it’s that the food is in one place and the demand is somewhere else and th…

Trump Is Making Cadets Return To

vanityfair.com - Campus life has been upended across the United States and West Point is no different, with cadets now home and its commencement speech, from President Donald Trump, postponed. That is, until Trump de…

Trump says briefings not worth his time after disinfectant gaffe

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that his daily coronavirus briefings were not worth his time, two days after sparking a furor by suggesting patients might be injected with …

The Trump Depression: 32,000,000 Unemployed Americans! | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Here’s an awful truth our government will tell you but not for some weeks to come: as of today more than 20% of American workers are unemployed. That means more than 32 million Americans in the labor…

Back to school in China as lockdowns start to ease

news.yahoo.com - Children in China's two most important cities went back to school Monday after more than three months at home, as coronavirus restrictions eased and governments around the world began charting a path…

Did John Bolton Outfox Himself on His Own Tell-All Book?

newyorker.com - During the impeachment investigation, John Bolton, President Trump’s onetime national-security adviser, played a cagey game with Congress. He dropped hints suggesting that he knew a great deal about …

We Still Don’t Know How the Coronavirus Is Killing Us

nymag.com - We’re committed to keeping our readers informed. We’ve removed our paywall from essential coronavirus news stories. Become a subscriber to support our journalists. Subscribe now. Over the last few we…

The Malaysia Scandal Is Starting to Look Dire for Goldman Sachs

rollingstone.com - Goldman Sachs, which has survived and thrived despite countless scandals over the years, may have finally stepped in a pile of trouble too deep to escape. There’s even a Donald Trump angle to this la…

Analysis | McConnell’s rejection of federal aid for states risks causing a depression, analysts say

washingtonpost.com - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speaks with reporters after the Senate approved a nearly $500 billion coronavirus aid bill on April 21 in Washington. (Patrick Semansky/AP) By Robert Mc…

Why do reporters put up with Trump's daily attacks? - CNN Video

cnn.com - Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Morningstar: Copyright 2018 Mornings…

Identifying FSB's Elusive "Elbrus": From MH17 To Assassinations In Europe - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - On 14 April 2020, Ukraine’s security service (SBU) announced the arrest of Lt. General Valeriy Shaytanov, deputy chief of the SBU’s own anti-terrorist division who had played a prominent role in nego…

Donald Trump wimps out of press briefing for the second day in a row

rawstory.com - … then let us make a small request. The COVID crisis has cut advertising rates in half, and we need your help. Like you, we here at Raw Story believe in the power of progressive journalism. Raw Story…

Looks Like Mitch McConnell Is Finally On The Verge Of A Self-Created Downfall

deepleftfield.info - Mitch McConnell made a Faustian bargain when Donald Trump was elected: In exchange for Trump nominating ultraconservative federal judges (some of whom were not even qualified to serve on the bench), …

Diary of Samuel Pepys shows how life under the bubonic plague mirrored today's pandemic

theconversation.com - In early April, writer Jen Miller urged New York Times readers to start a coronavirus diary. “Who knows,” she wrote, “maybe one day your diary will provide a valuable window into this period.” During…

Warmest Oceans on Record Adds to Hurricanes, Wildfires Risks

bloomberg.com - The world’s seas are simmering, with record high temperatures spurring worry among forecasters that the global warming effect may generate a chaotic year of extreme weather ahead. Parts of the Atlant…

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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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