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« Reply #750 on: May 11, 2020, 06:41:28 am »

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Republicans grow nervous about losing the Senate amid worries over Trump’s handling of the pandemic

washingtonpost.com - Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) faces a difficult reelection contest this year. (Amanda Voisard/for The Washington Post) By Seung Min Kim and close Seung Min Kim White House reporter Email EmailBio BioF…

Top Trump economic advisers say unemployment rate could surpass 20 percent, job market could worsen

washingtonpost.com - Kevin Hassett, a senior economic adviser, speaks as President Trump participates in a roundtable with industry executives on plans for restarting parts of the economy that were frozen as a result of …

Coronavirus live news: more new cases in China as parts of Europe ease restrictions

theguardian.com - Saudi Arabia has announced plans to raise taxes and cut public spending as it attempts to deal with both the Covid-19 pandemic and a collapse in oil prices. Taxes on basic goods are to triple to 15%,…

Mike Pence’s office says he has no intention of following CDC quarantine rules after contact with COVID-19 positive staff

rawstory.com - Bloomberg News reported that Vice President Mike Pence had officially decided to self-quarantine after one of his staffers came down with the coronavirus. However, Pence’s office has now announced th…

s" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Will Covid-19 mutate into a more dangerous virus?

theguardian.com - As the coronavirus spreads around the world, there are concerns that it will mutate into a form that is more transmissible, more dangerous or both, potentially making the global health crisis even wo…

Georgia AG requests federal probe in handling of Arbery case

apnews.com - ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say died at the hands…

Workers Are No Longer Heroes, Kroger Concludes

nymag.com - What Kroger giveth, Kroger taketh away. The national grocery-store chain will end a $2 per hour “hero pay” bonus for workers on May 17, the United Food and Commercial Workers union announced on Thurs…

Will Kavanaugh Give Trump the Power to Fire Anyone He Pleases?

nymag.com - A few weeks before the 2016 election, Brett Kavanaugh, then a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, drew a lot of attention with a ruling concluding that the structure of …

South Korea nightclub cases highlight fear of virus 2nd wave

apnews.com - WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The difficulty in trying to reopen economies without rekindling coronavirus outbreaks was highlighted on Monday as concern grew in South Korea about a second wave of in…

The Folly of Trump’s Blame-Beijing Coronavirus Strategy

newyorker.com - When an Ebola epidemic erupted in West Africa, in 2014, the United States and China, the world’s two largest economic powers, responded in starkly different fashions. The Obama Administration dispatc…

Trump battered by health experts for shoving Fauci and Birx offstage while the COVID-19 death tolls climbs

rawstory.com - According to a report from Politico, public health officials are horrified that Donald Trump is shoving Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx to the sidelines while the coronavirus pandemic continue…

The US was offered millions of masks in January. The Trump administration turned the offer down.

vox.com - The federal government turned down an offer that would have allowed the United States to significantly ramp up domestic mask production in the earliest stages of the coronavirus pandemic, according t…

Sorry, Bill Barr, We Will Never Not Think Of Michael Flynn As A Twice-Confessed Criminal.

wonkette.com - After Attorney General Bill Barr's clown-ass Justice Department announced that it would be asking to drop charges against literal actual foreign agent and confessed liar-to-the-FBI-er Michael Flynn -…

Unemployment filing failures: New survey confirms that millions of jobless were unable to file an unemployment insurance claim

epi.org - Millions of the newly jobless are going without benefits as the unemployment system buckles under the weight of new claims, according to our new national survey, conducted in mid-April. For every 10 …

Billionaires Are Eating the Economy

newrepublic.com - Over the last few weeks, Republican legislators, egged on by a handful of fringe but vocal demonstrators, have petitioned for a swift end to statewide stay-at-home mandates in order to restart the ec…

If Someone Shares the ‘Plandemic’ Video, How Should You Respond?

theatlantic.com - Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Writing in The Atlantic late last month, the political scientists Joseph E.…

Three Children In New York Have Died Of A Mysterious Inflammatory Disease Potentially Linked To COVID-19

buzzfeednews.com - Health authorities in the UK have also reported a possible link between pediatric COVID-19 and a serious inflammatory disease, saying that there was a “small rise in the number of cases of critically…

Ethiopian Troops May Have Shot Down Aid Plane in Somalia, Report Says

nytimes.com - NAIROBI, Kenya — A plane carrying humanitarian supplies that crashed in Somalia on Monday may have been shot down by Ethiopian troops, according to a new report from the office of the African Union F…

How Punitive and Racist Policing Enforces Gentrification in San Francisco

truthout.org - A protester holds a sign during a Black Lives Matter protest on the steps of the San Francisco City Hall building, April 14, 2015. (Photo: Adam Hudson) Help Truthout keep publishing stories like this…

Up to 90% of minority and women owners shut out of Paycheck Protection Program, experts fear

cbsnews.com - Flaws in the Paycheck Protection Program are hindering small businesses owned by minorities and by women from securing federal coronavirus relief, according to lending experts and interviews with num…

Different emotional reactions to different groups: a sociofunctional threat-based approach to "prejudice". - PubMed - NCBI

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - The authors suggest that the traditional conception of prejudice--as a general attitude or evaluation--can problematically obscure the rich texturing of emotions that people feel toward different gro…

The Company That Handles Free Samples At Costco Is Shutting Down Because Of The Coronavirus

buzzfeednews.com - Costco, one of the world’s largest retailers, is cutting ties with the contracting company that handled its in-store samples because of decreased foot traffic due to the coronavirus outbreak, accordi…

A Russian Lawyer Involved In A US Prosecution Mysteriously Plunged From His Apartment Window

buzzfeednews.com - The Russian authorities claimed Magnitsky died of heart failure and enacted a smear campaign against him, saying he and Browder had stolen the $230 million themselves. However, it was later revealed …

Steve Schmidt Tells Trump What His Legacy Will Be: Mass Death, Suffering And Economic Collapse

politicususa.com - Donald Trump looks in the mirror everyday and thinks he sees greatness. The minority of this country that fervently supports him sees the same false image. But outside of that alternative reality bub…

Clearview AI Says It Will No Longer Provide Facial Recognition To Private Companies

buzzfeednews.com - With its voluntary changes, Clearview is hoping to stave off a possible injunction against its business. Its actions, however, are less than satisfactory, said Scott Drury, an attorney with Loevy & L…

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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