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« Reply #750 on: May 07, 2020, 08:21:12 am »

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Cuomo Announces Partnership with Bill Gates to “Revolutionize” New York Schools in Wake of Coronavirus

mintpressnews.com - Taking time off from mismanaging a pandemic and turning lifesaving masks sent from all over the country into an art installation, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared yesterday that he would use t…

AP Exclusive: Admin shelves CDC guide to reopening country

apnews.com - GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A set of detailed documents created by the nation’s top disease investigators meant to give step-by-step advice to local leaders deciding when and how to reopen public places…

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires rage in Florida Panhandle

apnews.com - PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Wildfires raging in the Florida Panhandle have forced nearly 500 people to evacuate from their homes, authorities said. One wildfire that broke out Monday afternoon in Santa Ro…

Face masks make a political statement in era of coronavirus

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — The decision to wear a mask in public is becoming a political statement — a moment to pick sides in a brewing culture war over containing the coronavirus. While not yet as loaded as…

The Pandemic Has Revealed the Weakness of Strongmen

theatlantic.com - Choose your coronavirus fighter: Will it be Germany’s Angela Merkel and her calm explanation of the COVID-19 infection rate? Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon and her government’s helpful, nuanced strategy …

Trump’s Plan to Turn the Government Into a Tool of His Bidding Comes to the USPS

nymag.com - By installing loyalist department heads, purging inspectors general throughout the federal government, navigating around Senate confirmations by counting on permanent acting officials, or relying on …

Kids Are Going Hungry Because of the Coronavirus

nymag.com - The COVID-19 pandemic is driving rates of child hunger to disturbing new heights, the Brookings Institution announced on Wednesday. A Brookings analysis of the COVID Impact Survey found that “nearly …

Meatpacking Crisis Shows Limits of Human Sacrifice As Recovery Plan

nymag.com - Donald Trump is calling on the American people to put the economy’s well-being above their own. On Tuesday, the president acknowledged that a mass reopening of nonessential businesses would likely ac…

Rashes, headaches, tingling: the less common coronavirus symptoms that patients have

theguardian.com - The World Health Organization lists the most common symptoms of Covid-19 as fever, tiredness and a dry cough. Others include a runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion, pain, diarrhoea and the loss …

'Promiscuous treatment of nature' will lead to more pandemics – scientists

theguardian.com - Humanity’s “promiscuous treatment of nature” needs to change or there will be more deadly pandemics such as Covid-19, warn scientists who have analysed the link between viruses, wildlife and habitat …

Why U.S. Unemployment Is Sky-High and Europe's Isn't

foreignpolicy.com - Here is today’s Foreign Policy brief: Early unemployment numbers spell more trouble for the U.S. economy, Netanyahu cleared to form a government, and Iraq approves a new prime minister. We welcome yo…

Coronavirus live news: deaths in Europe exceed 150,000 as UN warns of multiple famine risk

theguardian.com - The UN urged for a united front to fight against Coronavirus in Afghanistan as number of confirmed Covid-19 cases reached 3,563 amid high threat of continued transmissions across the war-torn country.

Live updates: Trump vows to ‘terminate’ Obamacare, even amid pandemic

washingtonpost.com - By Teo Armus, close Teo Armus Reporter on the Morning Mix team Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Antonia Noori Farzan, close Antonia Noori Farzan Reporter for the Morning Mix Email EmailBio BioFollow F…

Alabama Sheriffs Are Refusing to Enforce Governor’s ‘Safer at Home’ Order

theroot.com - Alabama sheriffs are responding to the state’s order to keep establishments such as dine-in restaurants and churches closed by...refusing to do their jobs. According to AL.com, Republican sheriffs in…

Bankrupt Cities And States Get The National Disaster They've Been Hoping For - DollarCollapse.com

dollarcollapse.com - The people running states like New Jersey and cities like Chicago know they’re broke. Ridiculously generous public employee pensions – concocted by elected officials and union leaders who had to have…

The Road to Reopening America Runs Through the Bathroom

slate.com - The men’s restroom at Allen Premium Outlets in Allen, Texas. Was Donald Trump Good at Baseball? Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Is Going to Use Fox News Arguments to Undo the State’s COVID-19 Restrictions …

The US military is banning anyone who had COVID-19 from enlisting, according to a new memo

businessinsider.com - A military recruitment memo sent out by the US Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPCOM) outlines that those who have tested positive for COVID-19 will not be allowed to join the military — even …

The Problem With Stories About Dangerous Coronavirus Mutations

theatlantic.com - Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. As if the pandemic weren’t bad enough, on April 30, a team led by scientist…

Trump-Linked Mercenaries Implicate Themselves in Failed Venezuela Coup

mintpressnews.com - In what has been labeled a new “Keystone Kops Bay of Pigs,” the latest attempt to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro failed spectacularly, as both American and Venezuelan paramilitaries were …

ICE’s Immigration Detainees Protested Lack of Coronavirus Precautions — and SWAT-like Private-Prison Guards Pepper-Sprayed Them

theintercept.com - On the morning of April 9, 24-year-old Carlos was feeling some of the typical symptoms of Covid-19: weakness, nausea, headaches, and pain in his throat. Carlos, whose name has been changed for fear o…

Ohio Government Invites Employers to Secretly Report “Work Refusal” Due to Coronavirus

theintercept.com - Under Ohio law, individuals cannot receive unemployment benefits if they can work but refuse job offers or quit their job “without good cause.” Ohioans who are unemployed as a result of the pandemic …

100 Years of Shame: Annexation of Palestine Began in San Remo

mintpressnews.com - One hundred years ago, representatives from a few powerful countries convened at San Remo, a sleepy town on the Italian Riviera. Together, they sealed the fate of the massive territories confiscated …

Anti-Vaxxers Lack Trust. Here's Why.

undark.org - Recently, an acquaintance — the mother of a young child — popped up in a Facebook thread discussing a Newsweek s

Opinion | George Conway: Trump went ballistic at me on Twitter. Here’s why he reacts with such rage.

washingtonpost.com - President Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) By George T. Conway III close George T. Conway III Contributing columnist Bio BioFollow Follow Contributing columnist May…

In YouTube 'Edutainment,' Minimal Control for Scientific Accuracy

undark.org - Siraj Raval enthusiastically begins his YouTube videos by greeting his audience with the first two words any aspiring coder learns to produce: “Hello World!” A self-described technology activist, Rav…

Opinion | If Trump ran the Manhattan Project, we’d all be speaking Japanese

washingtonpost.com - By Dana Milbank close Dana Milbank Op-ed columnist covering national politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Columnist May 6, 2020 at 7:31 PM EDT In 1939, Albert Einstein wrote secretly to President…

Opinion | The ‘wartime president’ has gone AWOL. More Americans will die.

washingtonpost.com - (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Greg Sargent close Greg Sargent Opinion writer covering national politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Opinion writer May 6, 2020 at 10:36 AM EDT Back in mi…

Oil flows spell deep depression

resourceinsights.blogspot.com - Energy is not just one commodity among many in the economy; it is the commodity. Without energy, nothing gets done. And, oil is not just one form of energy in the energy commodity complex; it is the …

Were other humans the first victims of the 6th mass extinction?

energyskeptic.com - Preface. This article makes a good case that we did indeed wipe out other hominids. “…Yet the extinction of Neanderthals, at least, took a long time—thousands of years. While Neanderthals lost the wa…

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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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