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Former President Trump ordered the Pentagon to release all of its information on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) within 18 days in his last coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. More inexplicable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be released for public scrutiny in June — including a UFO that broke...

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  • May 29, 2021

The Boom is underway The global energy watchdog revealed that the delivery of renewable energy projects, including windfarms and solar power projects, grew by 45% last year in a step change for the global industry. Wind power capacity doubled over the last year, while solar power grew by almost 50%...

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  • May 11, 2021

Today is the day I stopped stalling. My BMI is on the cusp of “overweight,” and other than an overweening fondness for nondairy cheeses made from a mysterious hodgepodge of plant oils, space ingredients (dark matter for sure, and perhaps a soupçon of tauntaun smegma), and hipster smugness, I don’t have...

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  • April 19, 2021
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Like Martin Luther objecting to Pope Leo X selling indulgences to raise money for a variety of excesses, the environmental costs of carbon markets far exceed the benefits. Austerity would have denied us Renaissance art which is less at risk in an age of non-fungible tokens. Today the consequences for the planet...

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  • March 28, 2021

The airline industry has been hit especially hard during the COVID-19 pandemic because, for some reason, lots of us don’t want to hop into a crowded metal cylinder that, even in a non-COVID world, was roughly the hygienic equivalent of licking the bald heads of random Anytime Fitness customers during flu season....

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  • March 11, 2021

Darn those class commitments, aligning us to our political choices in a democracy, made worse by all those folks who knew they were in that Gilded Age. “If the future of the Democratic Party is in the rich suburbs, the future of American politics is another long Gilded Age.” Matt...

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  • February 28, 2021

Kaaaaaaaa-BOOM! Nancy Pelosi (D-Not Fucking Around) just referred to GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as “Kevin McCarthy (Q-CA).” And that’s not all. Read: x Scathing news release from @SpeakerPelosi designating @GOPLeader as (Q-CA). pic.twitter.com/qgkiMaBx6p— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) February 3, 2021 < p class=”is-empty-p”> “After several conversations and literally running...

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  • February 3, 2021

As Climate Crisis returns to the new US administration agenda, negative emissions technologies (NETs) may find their implementation hindered by neoliberal financialization.   An earlier ACM story showed how Steve Keen’s critique of Nordhaus’s use of discounting climate change demonstrates that orthodox economics is incapable of accelerating innovation especially in...

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  • January 31, 2021

Many Progressives are  excited about the upcoming prospective “Green New Deal” which is already taking shape, even before formal Green New Deal legislation.   Multi-billion dollar manufacturing plants for electrical vehicle batteries, providing 2000 jobs per plant, are already rising in Michigan and Georgia.  Fossil fuel  pipelines, already partly built like...

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  • January 31, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D. MA): We’re ready. We’ve put so much time, energy, and thought into this project over the past several months, and I could not be more excited to finally share it with all of you! Here’s how it started. As...

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  • January 27, 2021

From Washington Post White House reporter Josh Dawsey: x VP Pence is not expected to attend President Trump's sendoff at Joint Air Force Base Andrews tomorrow morning, per White House officials. He is attending the inauguration later in the day, and aides say it would be logistically challenging for the...

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  • January 19, 2021

To be fair, if I were in Congress, some of my siblings would be calling for my removal pretty much every day. And they’d pull out all the stops. No doubt they’d release photos of me sitting naked in the tub with my boats, having just made a boom-boom of...

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  • January 13, 2021

Staring at the Andrew Jackson portrait in the Oval Office must have had a stochastic effect. Like Nixon talking to portraits, Trump decided he’d go out with a bang. As his hero, Trump perhaps read about the second inaugural on 4 March 1829. Trump would never hold such an “open house” rather...

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  • January 8, 2021

No more delays and no more excuses. Donald Trump must be removed immediately. https://t.co/YTYlMtCSFD — Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) January 7, 2021 Trump is “a dangerous person who should not continue in office…this is an emergency of the highest order.” — Nancy Pelosi Do you think Vice President Pence and...

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  • January 7, 2021
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A loser’s victory rally, what a message. In his Valdosta, Georgia speech on Saturday Trump will essentially repeat his 46 minute Facebook rant from Wednesday with a few local references and additional stupid ad libs. Save that hour for more productive activities that don’t involve super-spreading. They’re “not dumb in Georgia” but...

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  • December 3, 2020
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Larry Kudlow continues the underlying theme of Trumpian nihilism and its trickle-down contagion of pixie dust and pseudoscience. Trump continues to see his numbers decline as his campaign put him on a superspreader rally schedule, attempting to repeat his 2016 victory of 155,000 votes in swing states while trailing 3 million...

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  • October 25, 2020

Warning….Disturbing ! Well I  hope you can keep your lunch down.  This is sheer perversion and not exactly a winning strategy.  Rudy caught with hands in pants thinking the girl was 15.  Of course we know about the China bank account Trump has.  Wow.  Is this some sort of perverted...

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  • October 21, 2020

Condescending or patronizing, how we forget until people get talked over. Tupac Shakur didn’t show up last night in Utah for the VP debate, but the truth got busted with a cap in its posterior. x Since the debate, Trump and his allies have called Kamala “unlikeable,” “this monster,” “an...

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  • October 8, 2020

“We are today moving into what we initially called phase 3,” DeSantis said during a news conference in St. Petersburg. “And what that’ll mean for the restaurants is there will not be limitations from the state of Florida. We’re also saying in the state of Florida everybody has a right...

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  • September 25, 2020

Trump’s doing more law and order bafflegab among other idiocy, as Trump is whining about not getting credit for stuff. We’ll see whether he takes questions (and flees when the questions get too tough). He’s scared, especially if you compare his presser to Biden’s earlier today, replete with complete sentences. x...

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  • September 4, 2020

Started at 547pm ET Apparently like the Germans and Pearl Harbor, for Trump, the second World War ended in 1917. x YouTube Video Trump starts with more disinformation using a Virginia example Trump pimps stock market — usual blah-blah…. (550pm) whoa, something happened and Trump abruptly leaves after a secret service agent...

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  • August 10, 2020

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that Georgia House Speaker David Ralston (R. GA) reached out to both U.S. Senators David Perdue (R. GA) & Kelly Loeffler (R. GA) last week about Congress approving a $500 billion relief package to help states stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. Ralston emphasized helping...

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  • August 10, 2020

Today in disinformation: the plan continues to be no plan, increasing our information search-costs. The best example of that is removing as campaign manager, Brad Parscale, the real manipulator of the real and imagined 2016 data-sets in the swing-states. What is normal functioning for Trump has been disinformation, as he...

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  • July 16, 2020

Trump wants Confederate spectacles, why else try to attack NASCAR because of its flag ban. The ultimate Confederate spectacle is the resilience of the lost cause narrative perhaps reinforced by the Jim Crow erection of monuments. It was amusing that the press tried to goad the WH Press Secretary into an admission...

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  • July 7, 2020

I watched Mike Pence’s joint appearance today with TX Gov. Greg Abbott, and wanted to point out the latest, harmful and obfuscating dodge when it comes to wearing face masks.  There are many other examples of this with Pence, but I will use this latest appearance as the example.  Multiple...

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  • June 28, 2020

Hiring TV talking head (er, ass) Larry Kudlow as an economic adviser, which Donald Trump (in)famously did, is kind of like hiring a pro bass fisherman to remove your appendix. Correction: It’s like hiring a bad pro bass fisherman to remove your appendix. With a pair of salad tongs and...

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  • June 11, 2020

Each year, the G-7 summit is hosted by one of the member countries in rotation. In 2020, it’s the turn of the United States. Trump had always planned to use the summit to boost his re-election chances (and boost his income by hosting it at his Doral property in Florida,...

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  • May 22, 2020

BOOM! x YouTube Video A new ad from former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign accuses President Trump of shirking responsibility for the federal government’s coronavirus response and blasts him for feuding with governors. The new ad, viewed first by The Hill, is called “Buck Stops Here,” and it accuses...

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  • April 20, 2020

About once every four years I rub the bump on the back of my head after the bludgeoning by the GOP over the issue of States’ Rights. Their mantra of Democratic socialism and the redistribution of wealth is always followed by the fear of consolidation of government. Clinton was going...

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  • April 15, 2020

I knew Trump would be a disaster, but I didn’t expect his feckless fucknuttery to cut this close to the bone. “Make America Great Again” — a slogan that was always laughable on its face — now seems like a cruel practical joke, and we’re left wondering how we’re going...

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  • April 13, 2020

x I appreciate all the best wishes I have received. I have been retested and I am negative. I have started volunteering at a local hospital to assist those in my community who are in need of medical help, including Coronavirus patients. Together we will overcome this! pic.twitter.com/9SeypT7rL6— Senator Rand...

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  • April 7, 2020

Two years ago the United States became the world’s largest petroleum producer due to oil extracted by fracking oil shale deposits. Monday, the oil fracking boom came to an end as petroleum prices plunged 30% when Russia and Saudi Arabia entered into a oil price war. http://www.nytimes.com/&#8230; Crude lost as much...

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  • March 10, 2020

FiveThirtyEight went there and attacked “party elites” today as the reason for the “inevitable” loss of Warren. It doesn’t make anyone feel better, except that whoever those “party elites” are, they have made the Democratic party do some very stupid things in its history. As we’ve seen, becoming the party elite...

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  • March 6, 2020

This is a Public Service Announcement courtesy of one of the few officials in this administration that knows what he’s talking about: The surgeon general wants Americans to stop buying face masks Most face masks do NOT protect you from getting sick. They protect others from getting sick from you. ...

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  • March 1, 2020

The moral imperative remains, to remove Trump no matter who the Democratic candidate might be. Regardless of one’s moral compunctions, the deadly prospect of continuing the Trump regime cannot justify defecting to anything other than its defeat. The greatest indicators are the malign forces meant to disrupt the 2020 election in ways...

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  • February 18, 2020

If you're asking when climate change is going to “happen,” you're really asking when's it going to happen to “me,” because it's already happened to many other people. Eric Roston Swarms of Desert Locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) have haunted parts of Russia, Spain, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and, SW...

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  • February 17, 2020

If you’re asking when climate change is going to “happen,” you’re really asking when’s it going to happen to “me,” because it’s already happened to many other people. Eric Roston Swarms of Desert Locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) have haunted parts of Russia, Spain, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and, SW...

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  • February 16, 2020

SOTU was simply an expanded campaign speech that included a few stunts like a reunion, a scholarship award, and a medal presentation. His speeches have tended to lies, this SOTU is no different. Yet there were even more lies besides the stunts and appeals to evangelicals. x President Trump’s 2020 State of...

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  • February 5, 2020

I got an email from a devoted Kossack yesterday.  She does so many IGTN diaries.   This is what she was so upset about and I understand.  Civilians get killed by Landmines.   More civilians than the people America is at war with.  Landmines kill and kill and kill over generations.  Not to...

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  • February 3, 2020

Darn those actions in furtherance of crimes, Trump still needs his Roy Cohns, as debate roils on whether to call witnesses. The GOP wants justice by the time the Super Bowl begins. x Jay Sekulow seems unaware that he is now waiving whatever executive privilege might have shielded Bolton’s account...

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  • January 28, 2020

Boom! Trump paying the price for his iniquity, malevolence, and base ineptitude. Congressional Democrats called for former national security adviser John Bolton to testify in President Trump’s impeachment trial following a new report that the president told Bolton last August he wanted to withhold military aid to Ukraine unless it...

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  • January 27, 2020

Indonesia is one of the most vulnerable nations on earth to climate change. Indonesians will face more intense floods, droughts and sea level rise in the years to come. The low lying and densely populated nation has 18,000 miles of coastline and many islands at sea level. Winds and rainfall...

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  • January 9, 2020

We’ve all puzzled and puzzled till our puzzlers were sore about what the hell happened to Lindsey Graham. The guy who used to kind of make sense (at least compared to the other troglo-dipshits in the GOP) appears to have made a complete 180 from the lofty, rarefied principles of his longtime...

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  • January 7, 2020

Today was a weird day as the Trump campaign tried to accuse minority whip of advocating an IMPOTUS lynching, reminding us of the George W. Bush campaign's use of push polling to plant the idea that John McCain had a secret, illegitimate black child. Like the CT of pedophile rings in the basements of pizza...

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  • December 20, 2019

Ben Wittes of Lawfare outlines some questions in advance of the Monday’s release of the IG report on the Russia investigation. Advance reports indicate exoneration. href=”https://twitter.com/benjaminwittes/status/1203307823926595585? (1) It is important to remember the big questions and allegations that make Mr. Horowitz’s investigation important: The President has publicly alleged a treasonous conspiracy...

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  • December 8, 2019

We’re about two months out from the first contest in the Democratic primary, so I think it’s a good time to look at the current state of the race and compare how they compare with peoples’ expectations. . Now, I myself shared some thoughts on that back in march. Essentially my argument...

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  • December 3, 2019

We’re about two months out from the first contest in the Democratic primary, so I think it’s a good time to look at the current state of the race and compare how they compare with peoples’ expectations. . Now, I myself shared some thoughts on that back in march. Essentially my argument...

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  • December 3, 2019

I was at my local hipster coffee shop, where I was calling several members of the Deep State. Our plan for world domination completely hinges on getting people to say “Happy Holidays,” but Donald thwarts us at every turn. People now say “Merry Christmas” to me, completely on Trump’s orders, just...

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  • November 30, 2019

Trump is losing his trade war and what’s worse is that he’s clueless about the reason for the losing. The prevailing truth is that stupidity has given way to irrationality. “The truth, however, is that there has seldom been clearer proof that Trump is in fact the world’s worst negotiator....

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  • November 25, 2019

Because at this point, Individual-1 knows he has the impeachment acquittal votes, could Trump come before the Senate to make what would be a campaign speech. Trump doesn’t have to appear, but it seems more likely that with a GOP majority unwilling to have defections, Trump would try to spike the...

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  • November 22, 2019
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