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« Reply #750 on: May 12, 2020, 07:40:17 am »

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New Facial Recognition Software Predicts You’re a Criminal Based on your Face

mintpressnews.com - A team from the University of Harrisburg, PA, has developed automated computer facial recognition software that they claim can predict with 80 percent accuracy and “no racial bias” whether a person i…

Live updates: Fauci to warn Senate that reopening too quickly could lead to ‘needless suffering and death’

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

As lockdowns are eased, coronavirus spread will raise new questions

theguardian.com - A sudden rise in infections leads to the temporary closure of nightclubs in Seoul. Lebanon tightens the curfew it had earlier relaxed after cases rebound over the weekend. German leaders wonder if th…

Americans Expect the Stock Market to Flourish As They Suffer

nymag.com - America’s unemployment rate is the highest it’s been since the Great Depression — and the S&P 500 is about where it was last October. This dissonance between the stock market and real economy has rai…

Virus unleashes wave of fraud in US amid fear and scarcity

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — A 39-year-old former investment manager in Georgia was already facing federal federal charges that he robbed hundreds of retirees of their savings through a Ponzi scheme when the ra…

Workplace worries mount as US tracks new COVID-19 cases

apnews.com - NEW YORK (AP) — Even as President Donald Trump urges getting people back to work and reopening the economy, thousands of new coronavirus infections are being reported daily, many of them job-related.…

“Trump’s Feeling Is, ‘Why Are We Losing Everywhere?’”: With Advisers Feuding and Numbers Plummeting, Trump Eyes Campaign Shake-up

vanityfair.com - With the coronavirus death toll surpassing 80,000 and the unemployment rate at Great Depression-era levels, there is a growing consensus among senior Republicans that Donald Trump’s reelection is sli…

Why Is Bill Gates Being Attacked For Fighting COVID-19?

cleantechnica.com - Follow CleanTechnica on Google News. May 8th, 2020 by Michael Barnard In the past month, the United States has seen a rise of lockdown protestors screaming at nurses and police officers, often with m…

Reopening states will cause 233,000 more people to die from coronavirus, according to Wharton model

finance.yahoo.com - New data from the University of Pennsylvania suggests that relaxing lockdowns across U.S. cities and states could have serious consequences for the country’s battle to contain the coronavirus, which …

Opinion | The coronavirus has helped us finally see China for what it is

washingtonpost.com - A Chinese paramilitary police officer wearing face mask and goggles stands guard outside the Forbidden City in Beijing on May 1. (Tingshu Wang/Reuters) By Kathleen Parker close Kathleen Parker Column…

Tracking the Coronavirus Death Toll in U.S. Nursing Homes

nytimes.com - At least 25,600 residents and workers have died from the coronavirus at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities for older adults in the United States, according to a New York Times database…

Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories Are a Public Health Hazard

wired.com - Conspiracy theories will always circle major world events and disasters like paranoid vultures, but with the Covid-19 pandemic they have been given a feast. Since China first alerted the world to the…

Unmasked in Iowa: CEOs Who Came to Meet Pence in Masks Were Asked to Remove Them

theintercept.com - When he was asked last week why he had refused to wear a mask at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Pence argued that the precaution was unnecessary for anyone, like him, who is tested so regularly that h…

Two Female Reporters Refused to Let Trump Bully Them Into Silence, So He Ran Away

theintercept.com - It was a sudden ending to what Trump had clearly expected to be a largely self-promotional event — during which he told Americans, on the day that the coronavirus death toll passed 80,000, “We have m…

Surviving Covid-19 May Not Feel Like Recovery for Some

nytimes.com - ROME — When Morena Colombi tested negative for the coronavirus on March 16, the official tallies counted her among the Covid-19 recoveries, a success amid the tragedies overwhelming Italy. But she wa…

World’s Super Rich Buying Pandemic Escape Mansions in New Zealand

mintpressnews.com - Instead of paying $24,000 for a haircut or spending $120,000 on a banana duct taped to a wall, the world’s super wealthy have found a new commodity to purchase: pandemic bunkers in New Zealand. A num…

Now, for the first time, we pity US.

adbusters.org - US president Donald Trump has claimed he was being sarcastic and testing the media when he raised the idea that injecting disinfectant or irradiating the body with ultraviolet light might kill corona…

The Way of the Tao Is Reversal

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com - As Jackson Browne put it: Don't think it won't happen just because it hasn't happened yet. We can summarize all that will unfold in the next few years in one line: The way of the Tao is reversal. Thi…

How Big Wireless Lobbied Governments to Build 5G For Citizen Data Collection and Surveillance

mintpressnews.com - While the debate continues around 5G’s potential impact on human health, the environment and wildlife, often overlooked in the discussion about 5G is how the technology will be used for data collecti…

Even If Climate Change Wasn't Happening, Phasing Out Coal Is A 'No-Regret' Solution

sciencealert.com - The benefits of phasing out coal far outweigh the real-world costs, scientists say, and that's the case even when climate change is left out of the equation entirely. Of all the fossil fuels in the w…

Carney: 'We can't self-isolate from warming'

bbc.co.uk - The former governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has added his voice to calls for industrialised nations to invest in a greener economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. He shared his comme…

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

dcreport.org - A Trump lackey took a major step Thursday toward establishing a Trump dictatorship. The Justice Department moved to drop the criminal case against confessed felon Michael Flynn. He’s the retired Army…

Opinion | Trump’s tweets are a strategy of distraction to obscure a policy of abdication

washingtonpost.com - President Trump talks to reporters on the White House South Lawn last week. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Michael Gerson close Michael Gerson Columnist Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Colum…

What Americans Need to Understand About the Swedish Coronavirus Experiment

gen.medium.com - Even with the less aggressive containment measures, the economic effects of the virus have been severe for the country. Sweden’s National Institute for Economic Research projected that gross domestic…

The US Keeps Trying, and Failing, to Deport a Former CIA Operative Back to Haiti

mintpressnews.com - Emmanuel “Toto” Constant exercised his insurance clause as soon as he was apprehended in the Spring of 1995 in New York by the extant Immigration and Naturalisation Service (INS), now a part of the D…

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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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