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Doomstead Diner Daily 2/16
« Reply #630 on: February 16, 2020, 07:49:31 am »

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  • Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020

  • ‘This Is an Apocalyptic Future That We’re Facing’

    fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed EnviroVideo’s Karl Grossman about the weaponization of space for the February 7, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: Gen. Joh…

    UK hit by hurricane-force winds, 'life-threatening' floods

    apnews.com - Storm Dennis roared across Britain on Sunday, lashing towns and cities with high winds and dumping so much rain that authorities urged residents to protect themselves from “life-threatening floods” i…

    Those Who Forget History

    stonekettle.com - Whenever I mention certain subjects, people shout at me to read the Constitution. …The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America… …The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen unite…

    Inside Mike Bloomberg’s years-long battle against women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments

    washingtonpost.com - Politics Mike Bloomberg for years has battled women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments Bloomberg LP chief executive Mike Bloomberg in 1998. Multiple lawsuits have been filed over the years all…

    Bloomberg reportedly considering Hillary Clinton as his running mate

    nypost.com - Mike Bloomberg could team up with Hillary Clinton to try to take down President Trump in November — by making her his running mate. Bloomberg’s internal polling found the combo “would be a formidable…

    Foreign-Funded Dark-Money Groups Lobby IRS to Repeal Remaining Reporting Requirements

    theintercept.com - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business lobby organization in the world, spent over $10 million to influence the last 2018 midterm election cycle using its general fund. The group, which h…

    New virus has infected more than 69,000 people globally

    apnews.com - A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 69,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the corona…

    Why the coronavirus outbreak might be much bigger than we know

    vox.com - In a remarkably calm and candid tone, Singapore’s prime minister acknowledged something difficult: The new coronavirus disease, Covid-19, was likely spreading in his country, even among people who ha…

    Fears mount over new coronavirus case in Westerdam cruise ship thought to be infection free

    washingtonpost.com - The cruise ship MS Westerdam at dock in the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Tostevin (Matthew Tostevin/Reuters) By Gerry Shih close Gerry Shih China Corre…

    Scientists say the pangolin endangered by Chinese smuggling may have passed the coronavirus to humans

    qz.com - Before now news stories about pangolins, endangered ant-eating scaly mammals found in West and Central Africa and Asia, have focused on how China’s insatiable thirst for their meat and scales has led…

    From clothes to condoms: Coronavirus is threatening global consumption in ways you never knew were possible

    rt.com - Plummeting iPhone production and a lack of new cars rolling off the assembly line dominated early discussion of coronavirus-induced shortages. But the epidemic currently sweeping China and making det…

    Economist Suggests Infecting A Ton Of People With Coronavirus In Order To Help People With Coronavirus

    wonkette.com - If there is anything I very much dislike, it is people going around being named Robyn or Robin and being terrible. It's just rude. Most of us are lovely people. We steal from the rich, we give to the…

    Accreditation: This SD college apparently has no students or faculty

    usatoday.com - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Reagan National University was supposed to be a place of higher learning in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. But it was unclear how it awarded degrees. By all appearances, at present it…

    ‘This may be the last piece I write’: prominent Xi critic has internet cut after house arrest

    theguardian.com - The Chinese professor Xu Zhangrun, who published a rare public critique of President Xi Jinping over China’s coronavirus crisis, was placed under house arrest for days, barred from social media and i…

    TV Executives Celebrate Bloomberg’s Unprecedented Spending Spree

    theintercept.com - Bloomberg, the ninth wealthiest person in the world, with a fortune estimated at almost $62 billion, has upended the Democratic presidential primary with an infusion of cash that has smashed through …

    Spring has arrived weeks early in the South. Flowers are blooming, and that could be a problem.

    washingtonpost.com - Where spring leaves are emerging. (National Phenology Network) By Jason Samenow Jason Samenow Editor and writer covering weather and climate Email Bio Follow February 13 Thanks to an abnormally warm …

    Poetic Justice Coming For The 1% - DollarCollapse.com

    dollarcollapse.com - To understand just how grim the coming decade is likely to be for the world’s super-rich, let’s start with three premises: 1) Capitalist democracy — defined as free individuals managing their own pro…

    Black Swim Team Member Suing Police for Putting Gun to His Head After Mistaking Him for Suspect and Continuing to Detain Him After Realizing They Were Wrong

    theroot.com - In today’s episode of **** Black People Can’t Do Without Being Harassed and Brutalized we’ll be adding to the list: rest. According to WGN 9, the ACLU of Illinois filed a federal lawsuit against six …

    Speeding Sea Level Rise Threatens Nuclear Plants

    ecowatch.com - The latest science shows how the pace of sea level rise is speeding up, fueling fears that not only millions of homes will be under threat, but that vulnerable installations like docks and power plan…

    "Grim Reaper" Mitch McConnell admits there are 395 House bills sitting in the Senate: "We're not going to pass those"

    newsweek.com - During a television interview, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that 395 bills sitting in the Senate are not going to be passed. On Fox News Friday, anchor Bret Baier asked McConnell if De…

    Opinion | State-federal task forces are out of control

    washingtonpost.com - James King at 21. At right, after being beaten on July 18, 2014. (James King/Courtesy of) By Radley Balko close Radley Balko Opinion writer focusing on civil liberties, the drug war and the criminal-…

    How the Iowa caucuses came ‘crashing down,’ under the watchful eye of the DNC

    washingtonpost.com - Supporters of Pete Buttigieg wait for results at the Pete for America caucus night watch party at Bell Center at Drake University on Feb. 3 in Des Moines. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) By Isaac …

    Harvey Weinstein faces moment of truth as jury weighs case on Tuesday

    theguardian.com - The jury at Harvey Weinstein’s **** trial in New York will begin deliberations on Tuesday, with the world’s media and the expectations of the #MeToo movement bearing heavily upon them. The five women…

    Why Is William Barr Really Criticizing Donald Trump?

    newyorker.com - In the spring of 2001, historians interviewed William Barr about his tenure as Attorney General in the George H. W. Bush Administration. The multi-hour discussion was conducted by the University of V…

    Florida Man May Refuse Dialysis If He Can't Bring Cardboard Cutout Of Trump With Him For Emotional Support

    wonkette.com - Nelson Gibson of Port St. Lucie, Florida, has to get dialysis three times a week, for three and a half hours. Because his family can't join him, he — like many other dialysis patients — sometimes bri…

    A Call to America’s Lawyers – Lawyers Defending American Democracy

    lawyersdefendingdemocracy.org - Our system of government is crumbling. As citizens and as lawyers, we have a choice: hunker down and hope to ride out the storm, or take action and fight for our democracy. We choose to fight. For th…

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    Doomstead Diner Daily 2/17
    « Reply #631 on: February 17, 2020, 08:51:09 am »

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    Of Two Minds - The Fed Has Created a Monster Bubble It Can No Longer Control

    oftwominds.com - The Fed must now accept responsibility for what happens in the end-game of the Moral-Hazard Monster Bubble it created. Contrary to popular opinion, the Federal Reserve didn't set out to create a Mons…

    Opinion | This is how democracy dies — in full view of a public that couldn’t care less

    washingtonpost.com - President Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr (Saul Loeb and Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images) By Max Boot close Max Boot Columnist covering national security Email EmailBio BioF…

    DOJ Alumni Statement on the Events Surrounding the Sentencing of Roger Stone

    medium.com - We, the undersigned, are alumni of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) who have collectively served both Republican and Democratic administrations. Each of us strongly condemns President Tr…

    UK issues severe flood warnings; storm injures 9 in Germany

    apnews.com - LONDON (AP) — Britain issued five severe flood alerts on Monday, warning of a danger to life after Storm Dennis dumped weeks worth of rain in some places. It gale-force winds also injured nine people…

    Coronavirus: 99 more cases confirmed on cruise ship - live news

    theguardian.com - Japan is bracing for the possibility of hundreds of additional cases of the coronavirus onboard the stricken Princess Diamond, after health officials said on Monday that a further 99 people on the sh…

    Bloomberg vs. Trump would mean America has already amused itself to death | Will Bunch

    inquirer.com - What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would …

    Fourteen American cruise ship passengers with coronavirus among those evacuated to the U.S.

    washingtonpost.com - Buses with passengers believed to be U.S. citizens drive away from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, operated by Carnival Corp., docked in Yokohama, Japan, on Monday. (Toru Hanai/Bloomberg) By Anna F…

    New virus has infected more than 71,000 people globally

    apnews.com - A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 71,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the corona…

    'I didn't want to take coronavirus to Africa'

    bbc.com - When Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, a 21-year-old Cameroonian student living in the Chinese city of Jingzhou, contracted the coronavirus he had no intention of leaving China, even if that were possible. "No …

    China may postpone annual congress because of virus

    apnews.com - BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it may postpone its annual congress in March, its biggest political meeting of the year, as the military dispatched hundreds more medical workers and extra supplies t…

    Arab media accuse US, Israel of coronavirus conspiracy against China

    jpost.com - Numerous reports in the Arab press have accused the US and Israel of being behind the creation and spread of the deadly coronavirus as part of an economic and psychological war against China, the Mid…

    Coronavirus fears at Heathrow: 'EIGHT planes on lockdown' on runway

    dailymail.co.uk - Passengers endured hours of misery at Heathrow Airport this morning when up to eight planes were put on lockdown over coronavirus fears after passengers on board complained of symptoms of the deadly …

    German far-right arrests reveal multiple mosque attacks plot

    theguardian.com - Members of a German far-right group arrested last week are believed to have been plotting “shocking” large-scale attacks on mosques similar to the ones carried out in New Zealand last year, a governm…

    Newsonomics: Six takeaways from McClatchy’s bankruptcy

    niemanlab.org - That massive movement within the newspaper industry — equal parts financialization and consolidation — has so far combined the No. 1 and No. 2 chains in the United States (producing New Gannett, whic…

    Soviet Sentimentality: Russians' Regret At U.S.S.R.'s Collapse Hits 14-Year High

    rferl.org - More Russians regret the breakup of the Soviet Union than at any other time since 2004, an opinion poll shows. In a survey whose results were published on December 19, two-thirds -- or 66 percent -- …

    How Corporate Welfare Hurts You

    prospect.org - The logo for Boeing appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange You often hear Trump and Republicans in Congress railing against so-called “welfare programs”—by which the…

    In 141 years of record-keeping, there has never been a warmer January

    cnn.com - Of the 1,681 months of the climate record, only March 2016, February 2016 and December 2015 each had a greater temperature departure from avg than #January 2020: @NOAANCEIclimate https://t.co/Y88Yf1y…

    Trump's Reichstag Fire Is Here, And It's Going To Burn For The Next Nine Months

    wonkette.com - Yesterday in the Oval Office, the alleged president again congratulated Bill Barr's Justice Department for intervening in the Roger Stone sentencing on his behalf, because the baby thinks it's unfaaa…

    nymag.com - Here is one starting point for contemplating a second Trump term: The Ukraine scandal only became a Trump scandal because Ukraine refused to submit to a pair of presidential demands that would have b…

    Italian man, 95, resident in UK for 68 years, told to prove it

    theguardian.com - A 95-year-old Italian man who has been in the UK for 68 years has been asked to prove he is resident in the country by the Home Office in order to remain after Brexit, despite receiving the state pen…

    Autocracy: Rules for Survival

    nybooks.com - Andrew Kelly TPX/Reuters “Thank you, my friends. Thank you. Thank you. We have lost. We have lost, and this is the last day of my political career, so I will say what must be said. We are standing at…

    Opinion | Democrats, Don’t Wish for Your Own Rogue

    nytimes.com - Tim O’Brien, Bloomberg’s senior adviser, appeared on MSNBC on Sunday morning and tried to defend Bloomberg once again over stop-and-frisk, among other things. But, in so doing, he offered a damning a…

    Trump budget zeroes out funding for Stars and Stripes, the military's newspaper

    news.yahoo.com - The Trump administration pulled funding in its 2021 budget for Stars and Stripes, the U.S. military news organization that has published a daily newspaper continuously since World War II for troops s…

    How do you build 600 thousand square feet of hospital in seven days?

    treehugger.com - It takes a lot of preparation, prefabrication and people. The Chinese have all of this. It's hard to find much information about Huoshenshan Hospital, the modular marvel that was assembled in Wuhan i…

    Ted Cruz once called Trump ‘utterly amoral’ and a ‘sniveling coward.’ Then he worked to save his presidency.

    washingtonpost.com - Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) exits the Senate at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 4. (Amanda Voisard for The Washington Post) By Mike DeBonis close Mike DeBonis Congressional reporter covering the House of Represe…

    The Strange Quest to Crack the Voynich Code

    undark.org - It’s an approximately 600-year-old mystery that continues to stump scholars, cryptographers, physicists, and computer scientists: a roughly 240-page medieval codex written in an indecipherable langua…

    Is there a cover-up of coronavirus cases in New York?

    robinwestenra.blogspot.com - Watching information coming out is making me worried that there are far more cases than they are letting on. Who are they? Are they only Chinese? Some of this relies on anecdote rather than carefully…


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    Doomstead Diner Daily 2/18
    « Reply #632 on: February 18, 2020, 07:54:20 am »

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    Of Two Minds - COVID-19 Pandemic: The Complacent Are Clueless

    oftwominds.com - The eventual price of substituting magical thinking and survivorship bias for actual evidence will be far higher than the complacent realize. Here's a sampling of complacent assertions being made abo…

    Virus Kills Chinese Film Director and Family in Wuhan

    yahoo.com - A Chinese film director and his entire family have died from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak. Chang Kai, a film director and an external communications officer at a Hube…

    Americans arrive home from virus-infected cruise ship

    news.yahoo.com - Travis Air Force Base (United States) (AFP) - More than 300 Americans rescued from a cruise ship quarantined off Japan because of the new coronavirus arrived back in the United States Monday for two …

    Apple says the coronavirus will cause it to miss its revenue goals

    washingtonpost.com - Employees wear face masks in a reopened Apple Store in Beijing on Feb. 14. Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won't meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China…

    HSBC to cut 35,000 jobs worldwide as profits plunge

    theguardian.com - HSBC has said it will slash 35,000 jobs over three years as part of a major shake-up as it issued a warning over the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in Asia. The interim chief executive, Noel Quin…

    Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid wave of potential lawsuits

    washingtonpost.com - Facing declining membership and hundreds of potential lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy. (Tony Gutierrez) By Samantha Schmidt close Samantha Schmidt Reporter covering gende…

    Over 2,000 Former DOJ Officials Call for Attorney General William Barr to Resign

    nymag.com - Attorney General William Barr is facing significant criticism following a report last week that he personally intervened to ease prosecutors’ sentencing recommendation for Trump surrogate and witness…

    Virginia’s Assault Weapons Ban Fails

    nymag.com - A Virginia bill banning the sale of assault-style weapons and the possession of magazines that hold more than 12 rounds died in committee Monday, dealing a blow to Democrats who have pledged to pass …

    Storm Dennis wreaks havoc across UK, parts of France

    news.yahoo.com - London (AFP) - Britain on Monday battled fallout from Storm Dennis as hundreds of flood warnings remained in place after the second severe storm in seven days battered the country over the weekend. T…

    UK issues severe flood alerts as storm-swollen rivers surge

    apnews.com - LONDON (AP) — Residents in central England and Wales braced Monday for more flooding as rivers peaked in the wake of a weekend storm that brought up to 6 inches (150 mm) of rain to an already waterlo…

    'We don't want even five Syrians': Turkey reaches limits on Idlib's refugees

    middleeasteye.net - Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees have been camped out near the Turkish border with Syria since December - but there are no signs Turkey will allow them to cross over in the event of a Syrian …

    NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Submits Clemency Petition Alongside More Than 4,000 Letters of Support

    theintercept.com - On Monday, a Texas civil rights attorney launched a clemency petition for National Security Agency whistleblower Reality Winner in Dallas. The attorney, Alison Grinter, encountered Winner through Cry…

    A plague of locusts has descended on East Africa. Climate change may be to blame.

    nationalgeographic.com - East Africa is in the midst of a crisis that sounds like something out of the Book of Exodus: A plague of locusts is spreading across the region, threatening the food supply of tens of millions. City…

    For Science in the Courts, the Daubert Name Looms Large

    undark.org - Joyce Daubert’s baby weighed six pounds, one-and-three-quarter ounces — but weight was not what set Baby Boy Daubert apart. Nor was it the timing of his birth on July 26, 1973, almost two weeks past …

    DEA seized a woman's bag of cash at an airport; it was her dad's life savings

    fox5ny.com - Rebecca Brown of Massachusetts is suing the federal government for seizing her father's life savings. These excerpts from an interview with Brown are taken from a video news release from the legal gr…

    Good News Everyone: A Federal Investigation Results in Sentencing for 64 White Supremacists

    theroot.com - Y’all, I simply love reporting on the failures of white supremacists. It’s probably a top 3 favorite thing for me besides food and talking to anyone who will listen about why Def Jam: Fight For NY is…

    'Ghost ship' washes up on Irish coast after storm

    bbc.com - A "ghost" cargo ship has washed up off the coast of County Cork, Ireland, brought in by the bad weather that lashed Europe in Storm Dennis. The abandoned boat was spotted on the rocks of fishing vill…

    Climate change means homeowners should no longer expect protection from floods, government to announce

    telegraph.co.uk - The radical new approach will be revealed in the National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England, due to be published in the spring. According to a draft version of the docume…

    Scientists Find a Mysterious 'Ghost Lineage' In the DNA of West Africans

    discovermagazine.com - (Inside Science) -- A mysterious extinct "ghost" human lineage that was an even more distant relation than Neanderthals may have interbred with the ancestors of modern West Africans, significantly co…

    ‘Bill Barr is un-American’: The AG’s ex-boss explains his ‘twisted’ worldview — and why he must be ousted

    rawstory.com - In a new piece for the Atlantic, a man who once supervised Attorney General Bill Barrpublished an incisive call for the head of the Justice Department to resign while outlining his disturbing view of…

    Russian intelligence agents reportedly went to Ireland to inspect undersea cables, and it's reigniting fears they could cut them and take entire countries offline

    businessinsider.com - Russian intelligence agents have been sent to Ireland to make the precise locations of undersea cables connecting Europe to North America, and it's raising fears that they plan to tap or even cut the…

    "V" For “Vympel”: FSB’s Secretive Department “V” Behind Assassination Of Georgian Asylum Seeker In Germany - bellingcat

    bellingcat.com - A months-long investigation by Bellingcat and its partners, The Insider and Der Spiegel, has uncovered that the assassination of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili in Berlin last August was planned and organized…

    Why do women have orgasms?

    livescience.com - The reason for the female orgasm has long eluded scientists. Men need them for reproduction; women don't. So why do female orgasms exist? Scientists studying this issue are divided, said David Puts, …

    Trump's Jesus Lady, Paula White, Wants Your Electric Bill Money

    wonkette.com - Paula White, Trump's personal Bible lady, wants your money. Not just some of your money, all of it. Every last dime. And if you don't give it to her, that will mean that you don't even like God at al…

    Lev Parnas Maybe More F*cked. Who (Bill Barr) Will Save Rudy Giuliani Now????

    wonkette.com - Do us a favor real quick and remember everything we know about Bill Barr's Justice Department lately, including the fact that Barr has been personally intervening in cases related to Donald Trump, an…

    Opinion - Massive Israeli Data Leak Is Treasure Trove for Iran Intel. It Can Jeopardize Mossad and Special Ops

    informationclearinghouse.info - Beyond the severe violation of Israelis’ privacy, the hacking of the voter rolls has unprecedented implications for tens of thousands of employees of the Mossad, the Shin Bet security service, the Is…

    Virginia Nice Time Streak Ends As 'Moderate' Dems Help Kill Assault Weapon Ban

    wonkette.com - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's push to make the state just a tad less lethal failed Monday when members of his own party shivved his proposal to ban the sale of assault weapons. Gun rights advocates c…

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    Over 2,000 Former DOJ Officials Call for Attorney General William Barr to Resign
    nymag.com - Attorney General William Barr is facing significant criticism following a report last week that he personally intervened to ease prosecutors’ sentencing recommendation for Trump surrogate and witness…

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    Doomstead Diner Daily 2/19
    « Reply #634 on: February 19, 2020, 06:24:07 am »

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    Factchecking NPR’s Attempted Takedown of Bernie Sanders

    fair.org - The Iowa caucuses officially began the Democratic primary, and even in this ongoing, extended battle for the White House, Iowa remains an important marker for candidates and the media. A close look a…

    Trump grants clemency to high-profile individuals, including Rod Blagojevich, Michael Milken and Bernard Kerik

    washingtonpost.com - By Anne Gearan, close Anne Gearan White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Josh Dawsey, close Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Beth Reinhard a…

    Post-impeachment, Trump declares himself the ‘chief law enforcement officer’ of America

    washingtonpost.com - President Trump backstage before delivering remarks to National Border Patrol Council members at the White House on Friday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Toluse Olorunnipa and close Toluse …

    UK to close door to non-English speakers and unskilled workers

    theguardian.com - Britain is to close its borders to unskilled workers and those who can’t speak English as part of a fundamental overhaul of immigration laws that will end the era of cheap EU labour in factories, war…

    Of Two Minds - The World Is Awash in Oil, False Assurances, Magical Thinking and Complacency as Global Demand Careens Toward a Cliff

    oftwominds.com - This collapse of price will manifest in all sorts of markets that are based on debt-funded purchases of desires rather than a warily prudent priority on needs. Since markets are supposed to discover …

    A Chinese film director and 3 family members died from the novel coronavirus after they self-quarantined in their home

    businessinsider.com - A Chinese film director and three of his family members died of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China the epicenter of the outbreak, after they went into self-quarantine, the Guardian reported. Chang Kai died fro…

    Are Markets Underrating the Coronavirus Threat?

    nymag.com - With large swaths of China shut down and many other countries on edge, I spoke with business columnist Josh Barro about the economic misery that the coronavirus has inflicted on top of its death toll…

    Mnuchin Admits Trump’s Budget Cuts Social Security Even as President Claims He Is ‘Not Touching’ the Program

    washingtonbabylon.com - During a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin—using euphemistic language Democratic lawmakers described as “Washington-speak“—admitted that President Donald…

    NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll: Biden, Sanders Lead 2020 Democratic Race

    npr.org - Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lead the crowded Democratic field, pulling in together about half of the support of Democratic voters and Democratic-leaning independen…

    Federal Reserve Monetizing US Debt Faster than its Previous Tightening

    thegreatrecession.info - During its brief and utterly failed attempt to reduce its balance sheet (called quantitative tightening), the Federal Reserve only rolled off securities at a rate of $50 billion a month. It is now pu…

    Fox Has Been “More Fair”: Why Bernie’s Team Has Had It With MSNBC

    vanityfair.com - Faiz Shakir had seen enough. As summer turned to fall, and the 2020 Democratic presidential race entered the stretch run before the first caucuses and primaries, Shakir, who manages Bernie Sanders’s …

    China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials

    apnews.com - BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday said it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the U.S. newspaper Wall Street Journal over a headline for an opinion column deemed by the governmen…

    How Democrats can negate the GOP’s "**** advantage," according to Dan Pfeiffer

    vox.com - Republicans have an “**** advantage” when it comes to the types of tactics they’re willing to engage in to consolidate power. What level of assholery should Democrats undertake in order to fight b…

    How Nancy Pelosi Is Forcing Trump and the Republicans Over a Cliff | DCReport.org

    dcreport.org - Who’s looking smart this Presidents Day, just after Senate Republicans held a show trial with no witnesses and acquitted Donald Trump? The speaker held off those in her party; it wanted to impeach Tr…

    Turkey trying to ‘CONQUER’ Libya, not to bring peace, says top Tripoli govt diplomat visiting Moscow

    rt.com - Commenting on the role of external players, such as Russia and Turkey, in bringing to an end the protracted Libyan civil war, minister Abdul Hadi Al-Hweij was particularly candid. “When we talk about…

    It’s more expensive to be poor. Now housing costs make it more expensive to be young too

    newstatesman.com - Being poor, as everyone from the American novelist James Baldwin to the chief of police on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld has noted, is expensive. Everything from higher interest rates on debt to the po…

    When Bloomberg News’s Reporting on China Was Challenged, Bloomberg Tried to Ruin Me for Speaking Out

    theintercept.com - “But what about all the evidence that is in her head?” said the outsized man on the video screen. When Bloomberg’s lawyer in New York uttered those words, I suddenly pictured him holding a giant vacu…

    Pushing Diabetics Towards Low-Cost Insulin Is Dangerous

    undark.org - About 7.4 million people in the U.S. require manufactured insulin to stay alive. I’m one of them. I’ve lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 15 years and inject two kinds of insulin every day. The…

    Eating mushrooms may dramatically cut risk of cognitive decline

    treehugger.com - New research finds that seniors who ate mushrooms twice weekly had 50% reduced odds of having mild cognitive impairment. People often ask me if mushrooms have much nutritional benefit. We’re always h…

    Opinion | All This Dystopia, and for What?

    nytimes.com - In the year I’ve been writing this column, and voraciously reading articles about digital privacy, an unsettling theme has emerged. A report introduces a piece of technology with terrifying, privacy-…

    The Decline of the West: More Evidence From Australia

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    The EU will tell Britain to give back the ancient Parthenon marbles taken from Greece over 200 years ago as part of a post-Brexit trade deal

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    Agelbert NOTE: I ran into this today. I am posting it because the efforts of the NYT to preserve and protect the profit over people and planet suicidal status quo must be continually exposed and communicated to all people of good will. The New York Times (NYT) CANNOT BE TRUSTED. The following headline is from October 31, 2016 👀.   

    📢 The 🎩 NYT was carrying water for their Fascist Friend 🦀 Donald Trump FROM THE START. The NYT will NOT change course. The NYT is FASCIST TO THE CORE. Expect a TSUNAMI of unethical doubletalk and legerdemain for the purpose of demonizing Senator Sanders AND pretending that a Trump "win" in November is not the end of even the pretense of Representative government in the USA. It is OVER for the USA if Trump is not removed from power. Don't let the NYT, or anybody else, tell you any different.

    The NYT has been trying to normalize Trump FASCISM from the get-go. They are going into propaganda overdrive now to KEEP TRUMP IN POWER. Don't swallow their bullshit. 📢 CHALLENGE AND REFUTE IT LOUDLY!

    Below is the link to the excellent post by Rayne that referenced it. 

    February 18, 2020/83 Comments/in 2020 Presidential Election, Media /by Rayne


    The media will argue they don’t choose the candidates, but they do — they do by the amount of coverage they provide the public before each poll, before each caucus and primary.

    full article:

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    February 19, 2020/9 Comments/in 2016 Presidential Election, Mueller Probe /by emptywheel

    In a pre-hearing hearing in London today, a lawyer for Julian Assange said they’d call a witness who would testify that Julian Assange was offered a pardon if he would say that Russia wasn’t behind the 2016 hack.

    This has led to people discovering for the first time the abundant evidence that Assange and the Trump Administration were discussing pardons in a bunch of different contexts. They weren’t all, at all, an exchange for Assange’s false testimony about his ties to Russia. That’s just the only legally convenient one Assange can mention, because the others involve extortion (either a quid pro quo for the initial campaign dirt, or an offer to limit the damage of the Vault 7 leak in exchange for immunity) that would easily reach the bar for extradition.

    As I’ve noted repeatedly, one of the most interesting questions Robert Mueller failed to get Trump to answer in good faith pertained to pardon discussions starting even before the inauguration.

    Did you have any discussions prior to January 20, 2017, regarding a potential pardon or other action to benefit Julian Assange? If yes, describe who you had the discussion(s) with, when, and the content of the discussion(s).

    Trump’s answer did not cover the transition, when — testimony from his trial made clear — Roger Stone was already working on a pardon.

    I do not recall having had any discussion during the campaign regarding a pardon or action to benefit Julian Assange.

    The record shows that discussions of an Assange pardon — for any of a variety of reasons — continued from late 2016 through early 2018.

    But now that Assange is preparing to unpack one point of blackmail he has against Trump — and given the abundant effort we’ve seen that various people (including but not limited to 😈 Paul Manafort) use Sean Hannity as a back channel to the 🦀 President — it’s time for folks to reconsider the Sean Hannity interview of Julian Assange from early January, 2017, just days after Roger Stone was known to be pursuing a pardon for Assange.


    Agelbert NOTE: And today, Stone gets a slap on the wrist sentence of 40 months when he should have gotten at least 10 years. Maybe the judge is trying to game theory Trump into NOT isssuing a pardon for Stone. Whatever her motive is, a sentence of 40 months is more evidence that we are living under a barely disguised (until just after the November elections) fascist dictatorship.

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    « Reply #639 on: February 20, 2020, 02:27:55 pm »
    Scientists develop low-cost solution that generates electricity from air - Could battery-powered electronics soon be a thing of the past?

    By Shawn Knight on February 19, 2020, 2:27 PM 17 comments

    Why it matters: Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have created a device capable of generating electricity from the water vapor that is naturally present in the atmosphere. This could be a true game-changer, especially with regard to powering wireless electronics.

    The device, coined the “Air-gen,” traces its roots back more than three decades to the muddy shores of the Potomac River. There, scientists discovered an unusual microbe belonging to the Geobacter genus that, among other things, could produce magnetite without oxygen.

    While experimenting with the material, electrical engineer Jun Yao discovered – almost by accident – that when the nanowires were contacted with electrodes in a specific way, they generated a current.

    “I found that exposure to atmospheric humidity was essential and that protein nanowires adsorbed water, producing a voltage gradient across the device,” the scientist 👨‍🔬 said.

    Current iterations generate a sustained voltage of around 0.5 volts, ScienceAlert notes, but the team said multiple devices could be used together to generate enough power to charge small electronics like smartphones. Best yet, the tech is renewable, non-polluting, low-cost and even works in areas with low humidity like in the desert. Unlike other renewable sources of energy such as solar or wind, it even works indoors.

    The team ultimately wants to develop large-scale systems capable of supplying electricity off the grid. It may even be possible to incorporate it into wall paint to help power your home.

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    Happy days are here again. More electricity to cheap to meter.
    Were this truly viable, they'd disappear the inventor.


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