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« Reply #750 on: May 08, 2020, 06:58:25 am »

News digest brought to you by the Doomstead Diner.

DOJ drops case against Michael Flynn, in wake of internal memo release

foxnews.com - K.T. McFarland tells Brian Kilmeade it was more than just Peter Strzok who was involved in taking down General Flynn. 'It had to be multi-agency,' McFarland says. The Justice Department on Thursday m…

Trump’s DOJ Says It Can’t Prove Michael Flynn Did the Crime He Confessed To

nymag.com - The Justice Department dropped all charges against Michael Flynn Thursday, saying that it did not believe it could prove the former White House national security adviser was guilty of making false st…

Skeptical judge could hold up Trump administration's bid to clear Flynn, legal experts say

reuters.com - WASHINGTONWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The notoriously independent-minded federal judge who once said he was disgusted by the conduct of Michael Flynn could block the administration's bid to drop criminal …

Father, son charged with killing black man Ahmaud Arbery

apnews.com - SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia authorities arrested a white father and son Thursday and charged them with murder in the February shooting death of a black man they had pursued in a truck after spotting…

White House Rattled by a Military Aide’s Positive Coronavirus Test

nytimes.com - WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Thursday that the White House staff would be tested every day for the coronavirus after a military aide who has had contact with him was found to have the virus. …

The White House has 2 testing standards: One for Trump and another for everyone else

vox.com - Unlike many Americans who are worried about contracting or spreading the coronavirus, President Donald Trump has yet to be seen in public wearing a mask. He even went without one during his visit on …

A devastating jobs report for April will show virus's impact

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday is poised to report the worst set of jobs numbers since record-keeping began in 1948, a snapshot of the devastating damage the coronavirus outbreak has…

Store workers become enforcers of social distancing rules

apnews.com - NEW YORK (AP) — Sandy Jensen’s customer-service job at a Sam’s Club in Fullerton, California, normally involves checking member ID cards at the door and answering questions. But the coronavirus has t…

Frank Rich: MAGA vs. COVID

nymag.com - Most weeks, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich speaks with contributor Alex Carp about the biggest stories in politics and culture. Today, Trump’s insistence on reopening the economy, Joe B…

Has Trump Reached the Lying-to-Himself-and-Believing-It Stage of the Coronavirus Pandemic?

newyorker.com - On Tuesday afternoon, Gretchen Whitmer, the Governor of Michigan, came on the line with a breaking-news bulletin. Just before our interview, Whitmer had heard that President Trump was talking about d…

Global report: virus has unleashed a 'tsunami of hate' across world, says UN chief

theguardian.com - United Nations chief António Guterres has said the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a “tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scare-mongering”, and appealed for an all-out effort “to end …

Covid-19 found in semen of infected men, say Chinese doctors

theguardian.com - Chinese researchers who tested the sperm of men infected with Covid-19 found a minority had the new coronavirus in their semen, opening up a small chance the disease could be sexually transmitted, sc…

Reopening the Economy Now is a Death Sentence

eand.co - Here are two facts from today. Fact one: Coronavirus deaths in America are forecast to hit 3000 a day and remain there for weeks, while the total death toll climbs to 200,000. Two hundred thousand pe…

Trump tightens grip on coronavirus information as he pushes to restart the economy

washingtonpost.com - President Trump stops to talk to reporters as he walks to board Marine One to travel to Camp David on the South Lawn at the White House on May 1. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Toluse Olorun…

Post-Pandemic America: Prelude to Socialism or Fascism? 

hamptonthink.org - May 8 marks the 75th anniversary of the defeat of fascism in Europe, a historic victory over modern despotism that catapulted American capitalism to world domination by default. As the only combatant…

Why Michael Flynn Is Walking Free

theatlantic.com - Michael Flynn was an early, instinctive Trumpist. The retired general was an enthusiastic backer of Donald Trump’s candidacy, leading chants of “Lock her up!” at the 2016 Republican National Conventi…

Trump Turned the Death Count Into a Story About Himself

theatlantic.com - How many dead? Only after the coronavirus had claimed more than 60,000 lives—Donald Trump’s previous estimate for how many Americans might die—did the president acknowledge that the toll could rise t…

Ahmaud Arbery Should Be Alive

rollingstone.com - Emmett Till was lynched 65 years ago, but it has been only three since Carolyn Bryant Donham admitted that her lie got him killed. She copped to what, I’d wager, most black Americans had already figu…

Trump Admin Buries CDC Reopening Guide: It 'Will Never See the Light of Day'

rollingstone.com - New coronavirus guidelines from the nation’s top scientists, meant to help the numerous states and cities who are in the process of reopening, have been put on ice by the Trump administration. Accord…

Opinion | Is the Cure for Covid in the Rocky Mountains?

nytimes.com - HAMILTON, Mont. — It’s entirely possible that the secret to understanding — perhaps even vanquishing — the coronavirus rests in this quiet town of 5,000 nestled at the edge of the wilderness. Hamilto…

These Detailed Maps Show How COVID-19 Is Spreading In Five Major Cities

buzzfeednews.com - BuzzFeed News has reporters across five continents bringing you trustworthy stories about the impact of the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, O…

It’s not your imagination. Allergy season gets worse every year.

vox.com - The weather is warming. The flowers are blooming. Noses are running. Eyes are watering. Amid a global pandemic, many miserable Americans are asking themselves: Is it allergies or Covid-19? The list o…

The Venezuela/Silvercorp USA Saga Keeps Getting Weirder

bellingcat.com - Earlier this week, we wrote about “Operación Gedeón”, a surreal and ultimately doomed military operation conducted by Silvercorp USA and a group of Venezuelan expatriates with the aim of instigating …

Disputes over count as Russia vaunts low virus death toll</h2

sg.news.yahoo.com - As Russia's number of confirmed coronavirus cases reaches new highs, its official death toll remains remarkably low compared to other European countries. Officials credit mass testing for identifying…

Watch: Is China Merely a Competitor of the U.S., or an Adversary or Even an Enemy?

theintercept.com - China has become, over the past two decades, the planet’s second-most powerful nation after the United States. Booming economic growth has lifted millions of its citizens out of poverty and catapulte…

Experts Knew a Pandemic Was Coming. Here’s What They’re Worried About Next.

politico.com - For emergency planners, there’s a simple maxim: “If you’re ready for an earthquake, you’re ready for a lot of different things,” Barb Graff (no relation), the head of emergency management in Seattle,…

What Shakespeare Actually Wrote About the Plague

newyorker.com - Shakespeare lived his entire life in the shadow of bubonic plague. On April 26, 1564, in the parish register of Holy Trinity Church, in Stratford-upon-Avon, the vicar, John Bretchgirdle, recorded the…

Surviving this Pandemic is Hard, For America's Most Vulnerable, its Nearly Impossible

mintpressnews.com - They talk about it as if they’re doing a garbage, low budget remake of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” but instead of a golden ticket, it’s a $1,200 check. And instead of a magical trip through …

Whistleblower Details How HHS Officials Refused to Secure N95 Masks as Pandemic Loomed

theintercept.com - A whistleblower complaint filed earlier this week partially solves the mystery of how the country with the most expensive health care system on earth wound up unable to provide enough face masks to p…

Trump vows complete end of Obamacare law despite pandemic

washingtonpost.com - President Trump holds a chart on global coronavirus data during an Oval Office meeting Wednesday. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) By Devlin Barrett close Devlin Barrett Reporter focusing on national security a…

How quieting 'blood storms' could be key to treating severe COVID-19

nationalgeographic.com - For many patients with severe COVID-19, the greatest threat to survival isn’t the coronavirus itself, but the deadly forces that the human body rouses to fight it. While essential for defending again…

The Jared Kushner of the Federal Judiciary

newrepublic.com - From there, Walker spends 10 pages—roughly half the opinion—recounting the history of religious persecution. He invoked Roman efforts to stamp out early Christianity, the Pilgrims on the Mayflower, t…

Paying the Steep Price of Science Denialism ... Again

undark.org - The short but tragic history of the federal government’s response to the Covid-19 crisis has been shaped by the same corporate-backed science denialism that has long been deployed by the tobacco, fos…

In Germany, a Heated Debate Over Homeopathy

undark.org - In 2016, Christian Lübbers met a sobbing 4-year-old girl at his private medical practice in the south of Germany. The ear, nose, and throat physician quickly identified the source of the girl’s probl…

Editor's note

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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