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« Reply #750 on: May 09, 2020, 07:14:53 am »

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US suffers biggest job losses in history amid coronavirus

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - With shops and factories closed nationwide due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly all of the jobs created in the US economy in the last decade were wiped out in a single month. An…

The Most Alarming Thing About the Worst Jobs Report in History

newyorker.com - There has never been a monthly employment report like the one, for April, that the Labor Department released on Friday morning. The figures in the report are based on two surveys: a survey of househo…

It’s the Pandemic, Stupid

theatlantic.com - The April jobs report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning was record-breaking in every conceivable and terrible way. The unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent, the highest rate …

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…

The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying

theatlantic.com - Six weeks ago, Ahmaud Arbery went out and never came home. Gregory and Travis McMichael, who saw Arbery running through their neighborhood just outside of Brunswick, Georgia, and who told authorities…

Eleven Secret Service agents test positive for COVID-19: report

thehill.com - Newly unveiled documents suggest nearly a dozen U.S. Secret Service members have tested positive for COVID-19, Yahoo News reports. According to documents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS…

Ivanka Trump's personal assistant has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus

businessinsider.com - Ivanka Trump's personal assistant has tested positive for the coronavirus, CNN's Kaitlan Collins reported. The assistant has reportedly not been around the first daughter in several weeks and has bee…

Trump plays down coronavirus testing as U.S. falls far short of level scientists say is needed

washingtonpost.com - “I feel about vaccines like I feel about tests. This is going to go away without a vaccine,” President Trump said during a meeting with Republican lawmakers at the White House. Treasury Secretary Ste…

White House Misled Public, Buried CDC Reopening Guidelines and is Now Preparing for Second Coronavirus Wave

newsweek.com - The White House is preparing for a second wave of the coronavirus after reportedly attempting to mislead the public about their initial burying of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gui…

The Murdoch media’s China coronavirus conspiracy has one aim: get Trump re-elected

theguardian.com - n liberal democracies, the integrity, impartiality and professionalism of intelligence agencies matters. That’s why it is essential that intelligence agencies remain aloof, not only from the politica…

Has the Time Finally Come for a Full-Scale National Service Program?

nymag.com - One of the big debates that’s broken out during the coronavirus crisis is whether the abandonment of fiscal restraint by Republicans and a newfound sense of respect for “frontline workers,” who are o…

Stuck on cruise ships during pandemic, crews beg to go home

apnews.com - MIAMI (AP) — Carolina Vásquez lost track of days and nights, unable to see the sunlight while stuck for two weeks in a windowless cruise ship cabin as a fever took hold of her body. On the worst nigh…

How Much Did the Trump Administration Know About the Failed Venezuela Coup Attempt?

mintpressnews.com - The government of Venezuela is claiming victory after a coup attempt led by a group of mercenaries led by ex-Green Berets failed spectacularly Sunday, as the highly trained group’s incursion failed t…

South Korea reports more virus cases, Pakistan eases curbs

apnews.com - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported 18 new coronavirus cases Saturday after bars and nightclubs were urged to close following a spate of infections, while Pakistan bowed to economic pressu…

"A V-Shaped Recovery Will Not Be Possible": Today's Job Losses Reflect A 40% GDP Crash

zerohedge.com - Now that the worst jobless print and unemployment rate in US history are in the record books, the next questions are i) what does this mean for the US economy and ii) how long before things revert ba…

“Arguably, You Sold Your Country Out”: Could a Judge Override Barr in the Flynn Affair?

vanityfair.com - One week in late 2018, Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s disgraced former national security adviser, stood convicted and ready to be sentenced in a federal courtroom for the crime of lying to the FBI. Hi…

Indianapolis Police Face Growing Questions After Killing 3 People in 8 Hours

nytimes.com - The police in Indianapolis on Thursday faced mounting pressure to provide answers for a traumatic eight-hour stretch in the city in which police officers killed three people: a man shot by the police…

Two White House Coronavirus Cases Raise Question of if Anyone Is Really Safe

nytimes.com - WASHINGTON — In his eagerness to reopen the country, President Trump faces the challenge of convincing Americans that it would be safe to go back to the workplace. But the past few days have demonstr…

If 80% of Americans Wore Masks, COVID-19 Infections Would Plummet, New Study Says

vanityfair.com - It sounds too good to be true. But a compelling new study and computer model provide fresh evidence for a simple solution to help us emerge from this nightmarish lockdown. The formula? Always social …

Sweden Has Avoided a Coronavirus Lockdown. Its Economy Is Hurting Anyway.

wsj.com - MOTALA, Sweden—While much of Europe and the U.S. have endured strict government-imposed lockdowns, Josefine Sandblom has been free to savor the Scandinavian spring and lounge in restaurants in her ho…

Lung scarring, heart damage, and anxiety: Some Covid-19 survivors face long-term complications

vox.com - At first, Lauren Nichols tried to explain away her symptoms. In early March, the healthy 32-year-old felt an intense burning sensation, like acid reflux, when she breathed. Embarrassed, she didn’t in…

Georgia Killing Puts Spotlight on a Police Force’s Troubled History

nytimes.com - BRUNSWICK, Ga. — When the Glynn County Police Department arrived at the scene of a fatal shooting in February in southeastern Georgia, officers encountered a former colleague with the victim’s blood …

The Bailout Miscalculation That Could Crash the Economy

taibbi.substack.com - When Donald Trump signed the $2 trillion CARES Act rescue on March 27, there was immediate praise across the political spectrum for section 4022, concerning homeowners in distress. Under the rule, an…

With Outbreaks Come Misinformation. Covid-19 Is No Exception.

undark.org - As the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, continues to spread around the world, many have taken to social media with false medical advice for combating the infection. In a Facebook post that as of Februa…

Who is Judy Mikovits in ‘Plandemic,’ the coronavirus conspiracy video just banned from social media?

washingtonpost.com - Judy Mikovits is seen in “Plandemic.” (Video still) By Katie Shepherd close Katie Shepherd Morning Mix reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow May 8, 2020 at 11:50 AM EDT When Judy Mikovits co-wrote…

Soaring joblessness could shake U.S. economy, politics for years

washingtonpost.com - President Trump meets with Republican lawmakers in the State Dining Room of the White House on Friday, May 8. (Anna Moneymaker/Pool/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) By David J. Lynch close David J. Lynch Financ…

Deconstructed Podcast: Are Trump and the Anti-Lockdown Militias Itching for Violence?

theintercept.com - Protests have broken out in and around several state capitols, with demonstrators, among them armed right-wing militia members, attempting to pressure their state governments to end the Covid-19 lock…

How Barr Is Advancing Trump’s Quest to Become 'President for Life' | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - In a major step toward establishing a Trump dictatorship, the Justice Department moved Thursday to drop the criminal case against confessed felon Michael Flynn, the retired Army general and secret fo…

The Killing of Muhammad Gulzar

bellingcat.com - Today, in collaboration with Lighthouse Reports and Forensic Architecture, with reporting from Der Spiegel, and research from Pointer and Sky News, we release an investigation which demonstrates that…

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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