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Bombardment continues with over 900 missiles launched against Ukraine and the notable media appearance was the on-air protest by an editor on Russian State TV. She was arrested and seems to be held incommunicado from her lawyers. “(T)oo many civilian targets have been hit by Russian bombs for them all...

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  • March 15, 2022

When Fox News demonstrates more journalistic scruples than the BBC, you know we’re in trouble.  Famed constitutional scholar Alan Dershowitz, who thinks the Constitution gives Donald Trump the power to do anything he wants so long as he’s earnestly attempting to steal elections, appeared on BBC News Wednesday after Ghislaine Maxwell was...

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  • December 30, 2021

… and, winter is coming. China, already in a significant energy crunch, has been experiencing energy shortages due to extreme weather, a surge in demand, and a fledgling effort to reduce CO2 emissions. It is a triple whammy for the country that produces the second-highest global greenhouse emissions in the...

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  • October 11, 2021

… and, winter is coming. For those just scrolling by while whistling past the graveyard, you might want to read this story and prepare yourself while you watch your wallet because the shit just might hit the fan and soon. Economic Impacts from climate change are here and only getting worse. There...

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  • October 11, 2021

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words, terrorism? 9/11? ISIS? The Taliban? While these examples are certainly just, they don’t always represent terrorism in its entirety. Dan Brown said, “History is always written by the winners”. Stereotypes and generalizations often cause the public...

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  • June 13, 2021

Shedding Facebook becomes more necessary as awareness of disinformation and propaganda effects forces editorial action by Facebook. The problem is that ad revenue can and has come from malign forces beyond the usual influence operations of capitalism. This comes as its Oversight Board asks more questions about Facebook’s role in...

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  • May 11, 2021

Because of new post-Brexit rules, a marine boundary dispute required the UK to dispatch two naval vessels to deal with a blockade of French fishing boats off the main port of the island of Jersey. Not exactly the Falklands crisis of 1770, or the Anglo-Vichy war of 1940-42, but there...

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  • May 6, 2021

“Dadirri listens and knows, witnesses, feels, empathizes in the pain under the anger, and, if the anger is accompanied by action, seeks to understand the thoughts and feelings behind the action. Dadirri then seeks to find the source of that pain in knowledge-building for a deepening understanding of the more...

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  • April 23, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that more than 60 million Americans have received at least one shot of Covid vaccine which equals 18.1% of the total population and 23.5% of those old enough to receive the doses. More than 92 million shots have been administered altogether. The three drug manufactures...

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  • March 8, 2021

Megyn Kelly tells BBC Newsnight that Trump mobs attacked the Capitol because they didn’t trust the media. There’s journalism and then there’s what passed for evening programming on Fox News. Megyn Kelly bashes Joe Biden’s call For unity—”We’re not gonna unite” https://twitter.com/shannonrwatts/status/1353169337373192192?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw In a recent interview with BBC‘s Newsnight, Kelly, who was...

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  • January 24, 2021
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Impeachment and insurrection part deux on deck for next week, even as there’s now mixed messaging on the part of Pence invoking the 25th Amendment. Lots of banality of evil around and about. x 🇺🇸 Impeachment 🔵@SpeakerPelosi / #Democrats House Can ✔️Submit Articles of Impeachment ✔️Put it in Permanent Record...

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  • January 10, 2021

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • December 19, 2020

As everyone knows, elderly people are most at risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes, so it’s puzzling that Donald Trump — a senior who depends on the votes of seniors — has been so blasé about the pandemic. And his campaign message to you — “Trump: Let’s Spin That Chamber Again and...

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  • October 15, 2020

Our country is in trouble when a news company requires that it's reporters use hazmat suits if they have an interview with Trump. Wanna talk to Trump? Hazmat suits required! x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Trump has brought a new reality to the White House let alone the...

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  • October 9, 2020

The Trumpist idiots pushed all the 2016 conspiracy theories prior to the debate, as if one would assume Trump would play fair or act normal. Trump joked about French Fry grease and his hair. We are not yet distracted from the continuing dumpster fire. $70,000 for hair styling and they...

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  • October 1, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • September 26, 2020

Bad bad news for you and me. Be kind to each other. Satellite imagery from the European Space Agencies Copernicus has revealed that the front of Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden glacier in NE Greenland has disintegrated. Greenland has experienced a rapid temperature rise in the atmosphere by 5.5 Fahrenheit since 1980. Mind-blowing melting has...

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  • September 14, 2020

MSNBC Tom Costello did a great job in dispelling Trump's lie about Democratic cities being crime-infested compared to Republican-run cities. A segment like this is well overdue. Tom Costello obliterates another Trump Lie x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Donald Trump continued to lie to Americans about...

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  • September 5, 2020

The White House version of the Sturgis Smash Mouth concert is ready for its hydroxychloroquine treatments as one big Hatch Act violation. And for the umpteenth time he lies about Veterans Choice, even as he was called on it directly in a presser several weeks ago. JASS, Just Another Stump Speech....

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  • August 28, 2020

Canada’s last fully intact ice caps have disappeared NASA satellites confirmed.  The two ice caps are in the Northeast of Ellesmere Island, near Greenland. The ice caps formed during the Little Ice Age, they have succumbed to the intense heat waves blanketing the Arctic over the past several years. From the...

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  • August 7, 2020

Few of you will recall my stories mocking the possibility of a Trump win in 2016, ostensibly because it was plausible to assume that HRC would win. This time more caution is necessary, since the same Trump deceit is happening like promising to support something DACA-like in a future executive...

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  • July 11, 2020

“We have to be aware that climate change and biodiversity loss are stress factors for ecosystems, for humans, for animals, and for the microbiome. Our research shows that if the different axes of the disease pyramid are destabilized, new infectious diseases can be expected, including for humans.” Dirk Schmeller, Université de...

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  • June 30, 2020

Now more evidence emerges in the #RussiaBounty scandal and Trump simply looks to be even more negligent. He was briefed multiple times over the past year. Look for more distractions Tuesday, as multiple agencies engage in CYA statements. x Fact–Obama does not read his intelligence briefings nor does he get...

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  • June 30, 2020

So this is what happens when you take a cautious, science-based approach to a deadly pandemic. You reopen your economy safely! How bizarre. After reporting no new COVID-19 cases for more than two weeks, New Zealand has now lifted nearly all the restrictions it put in place in response to...

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  • June 8, 2020

The Hill had a piece this week that goes into how U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R. SC) full embrace of Trump might be putting his re-election bid in danger: Graham’s alliance with Trump has helped him avoid a nasty primary fight, while fueling Democratic efforts to unseat him in November....

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  • May 10, 2020

Which film version of Mutiny on the Bounty does Trump prefer (extra points if a reporter asks this during the COVID presser). The Mel Gibson version? Or is he only doing this to divert attention from the fictional Caine Mutiny. If we assume that the president can read (which, honestly, is a...

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  • April 14, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • March 14, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • February 15, 2020

Yes, you read that right. According to the UK Guardian: Alan Dershowitz: Trump impeachment acquittal would make me unhappy The Harvard legal scholar Alan Dershowitz, a member of Donald Trump’s team for his impeachment trial, has said he will not vote for the president in November and that Trump’s acquittal...

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  • January 19, 2020

Think about this. The actual president of the United States is in a heated feud with a 16-year-old girl. And the president — if you insist on calling him that — is the needy, immature one. In an interview with BBC Radio 4 this morning, climate activist and Time magazine...

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  • December 30, 2019

No, Michelle Obama is not running for president, or any other office. But her husband thinks that in general it wouldn’t be a bad idea. From the BBC: Barack Obama: Women are better leaders than men. If women ran every country in the world there would be a general improvement...

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  • December 16, 2019

The BBC identified 12 key issues for the Labour party’s manifesto in preparation for the December General Election. Not wishing to take anything away from NY Brit Expat’s cogent analyses, I wanted to reflect on one item, the potential for re-nationalizing of key sectors in the US 2020 election context,...

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  • November 24, 2019

Salvation is a post-apocalyptic film set in the year 2018. It focuses on the war between Skynet’s machine network and humanity, as the remnants of the world’s military have united to form the Resistance to fight against Skynet’s killing machines. Christian Bale portrays John Connor, a Resistance fighter and central...

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  • November 8, 2019

Jon Sopel, the BBC’s North America editor, is reporting that Donald Trump’s second-grade playground letter to Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan isn’t having the effect Trump had hoped. Which is hard to understand because usually Trump fully comprehends and anticipates every possible contingency. Weird. x Wow. #Erdogan tells news conference the letter...

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  • October 18, 2019

BBC Vietnam has banned the new DreamWorks film Abominable from cinemas because of a scene involving a map illustrating China’s claims in the South China Sea. “Abominable, about a Chinese girl who discovers a yeti on her roof, is a joint China-DreamWorks production. The map shows China’s unilaterally declared “nine-dash...

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  • October 14, 2019

Journalist Greg Palast was the guest on Politics Done Right (PDR) recently. He pointed out several inconvenient truths about past elections. Most importantly he said once again voter suppression could cost Democrats the election in 2020 and pointed out that many of our elections were stolen.  So who is Greg Palast? He is...

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  • October 6, 2019

Signaling that it's going to work hard to elevate Donald Trump during the upcoming presidential campaign, The New York Times recently suggested that Trump and Elizabeth Warren are politically similar because both offer up a version of “populism.” They just do it from different perspectives, the article posited. Specifically, the...

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  • September 22, 2019

Signaling that it's going to work hard to elevate Donald Trump during the upcoming presidential campaign, The New York Times recently suggested that Trump and Elizabeth Warren are politically similar because both offer up a version of “populism.” They just do it from different perspectives, the article posited. Specifically, the...

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  • September 22, 2019

< p style=”text-align:left”>The IPCC gave us 12 years to set the wheels in motion to save ourselves from the apocalypse known as climate change. Now in the scientific community, a consensus is building that we have only 18 months to implement aggressive climate policy. Which means “that the decisive, political...

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  • July 24, 2019

This story was posted in the Daily Mail today: Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama: How the British ambassador called the President's actions 'diplomatic vandalism' fueled by 'personality reasons' – as revealed in more explosive cables that have sparked a free speech row while Iran tensions mount Now, we...

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  • July 14, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein is getting his comeuppance for alleged sex trafficking of underage girls. Is it rude to point out that Epstein is an old Trump pal, of whom Trump once said this? “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is...

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  • July 8, 2019

photo: Rally / Press Conference / Launch For Medicare For All In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Email MikeFox@PDAmerica.org to deliver aMedicare For All Letter to Your CongresspersonAnd a Stop Trump’s Wall Letter to Your Senators...

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  • March 16, 2019

photo: Rally / Press Conference / Bill Launch For Medicare For All In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Contact MikeFox@PDAmerica.org to deliver aMedicare For All Letter to Your Congressperson This week Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) helped...

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  • March 2, 2019

Forced into choosing between the Devil and the deep blue sea by Trump’s abandonment of them earlier this month, Kurdish forces in the Northern Syria city of Manbij have chosen the Devil. BBC “The consequences of President Trump's surprise announcement to withdraw all US troops from Syria are now being...

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  • December 28, 2018

BBC More than 100,000 people have been marching in the German capital Berlin to protest against xenophobia and the increasing influence of the far right. Rights groups organised the rally, as marchers held placards reading “Indivisible” and “United against racism”. The BBC's Jenny Hill in Berlin says even the organisers...

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  • October 13, 2018

The President, in Illinois, is laying into the pretender. BBC Former US President Barack Obama has launched a stinging attack on Donald Trump and the “crazy stuff that is coming out of this White House”. Mr Obama made an apparent reference to a New York Times editorial that has infuriated...

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  • September 7, 2018

This will absolutely work, right? BBC “Russia has appointed the US actor Steven Seagal as a special envoy to improve ties with the United States. Seagal was granted Russian citizenship in 2016 and has praised President Putin as a great world leader. (snip) He is also one of the Hollywood stars...

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  • August 5, 2018

Burn: x just saying ¯_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/1zoOGFKeU3 — BBC Three (@bbcthree) May 19, 2018 J.K. Rowling tweeted a similar photo comparison and added a very clear distinction: x Love > Hate pic.twitter.com/iDzjmJ9qSt — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 19, 2018 The sparsely populated photo on the right is what Trump described as...

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  • May 19, 2018
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