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Saturday, September 30, 2017

The US Economy is Failing


The US Economy is Failing


https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09/29/the-us-economy-is-failing/

Why Do Mainstream Reporters Take FDD’s Mark Dubowitz’s Iran Analysis Seriously? « LobeLog

Why Do Mainstream Reporters Take FDD’s Mark Dubowitz’s Iran Analysis Seriously? « LobeLog

Trump tax plan would cost $2.4 trillion, analysis finds - MarketWatch

Trump tax plan would cost $2.4 trillion, analysis finds - MarketWatch

Google Conducting Broad Investigation of Russian Influence - WSJ

Google Conducting Broad Investigation of Russian Influence - WSJ

In another sign of closer ties with India, US eyes dropping Pakistan as ally | Asia Times

In another sign of closer ties with India, US eyes dropping Pakistan as ally | Asia Times

Hidden Costs of Climate Change Running Hundreds of Billions a Year

Hidden Costs of Climate Change Running Hundreds of Billions a Year

Tropical forests are now emitting more carbon than oxygen, alarming new study finds | The Independent

Tropical forests are now emitting more carbon than oxygen, alarming new study finds | The Independent

Gaius Publius: The American Flag and What It Stands For | naked capitalism

Gaius Publius: The American Flag and What It Stands For | naked capitalism

Silicon Valley all in on tax reform - POLITICO

Silicon Valley all in on tax reform - POLITICO

The Dying Art of Disagreement - The New York Times

The Dying Art of Disagreement - The New York Times

Kurds Have Overwhelmingly Voted for Independence, but Having Their Own Country Is a Long Way Off | Alternet

Kurds Have Overwhelmingly Voted for Independence, but Having Their Own Country Is a Long Way Off | Alternet

The Muddled Travel Ban « LobeLog

The Muddled Travel Ban « LobeLog

The Quiet Islamic Conquest of Spain

The Quiet Islamic Conquest of Spain

Tax reform comes with risks, shaky assumptions - Times Union

Tax reform comes with risks, shaky assumptions - Times Union

Spies, lies and the oligarch: inside London’s booming secrets industry

Spies, lies and the oligarch: inside London’s booming secrets industry

About The Music | The Vietnam War

About The Music | The Vietnam War

Friday, September 29, 2017

Iraq and Syria: Measuring the meaningless

Iraq and Syria: Measuring the meaningless



http://non-intervention.com/2998/iraq-and-syria-measuring-the-meaningless/

The Slimy Business of Russia-gate – Consortiumnews

The Slimy Business of Russia-gate – Consortiumnews

No, North Korea Isn’t Dependent on Russia and China For Its Rocket Fuel | The Diplomat

No, North Korea Isn’t Dependent on Russia and China For Its Rocket Fuel | The Diplomat

Russia Isn’t the Answer to America’s Problems With North Korea | Foreign Policy

Russia Isn’t the Answer to America’s Problems With North Korea | Foreign Policy

No choice for US but to accept a nuclear North Korea, ex-CIA analyst says | South China Morning Post

No choice for US but to accept a nuclear North Korea, ex-CIA analyst says | South China Morning Post

Hurricane Maria May Be a Preview of Climate-Fueled Migration in America - Bloomberg

Hurricane Maria May Be a Preview of Climate-Fueled Migration in America - Bloomberg

Puerto Rico After Maria: Initial Thoughts on the Fiscal and Economic Implications | Council on Foreign Relations

Puerto Rico After Maria: Initial Thoughts on the Fiscal and Economic Implications | Council on Foreign Relations

Live Updates: Puerto Rico Is Not A Good News Story, It's A People Are Dying Story, Says San Juan Mayor

Live Updates: Puerto Rico Is Not A Good News Story, It's A People Are Dying Story, Says San Juan Mayor

What Are Cities Spending Big On? Increasingly, It's Debt.

What Are Cities Spending Big On? Increasingly, It's Debt.

The Week with IPS 9/29/2017

   2017/9/29 Click here for the online version of this IPS newsletter   

Merkel’s Defeat Confirms Dismail Trend for Europe
Roberto Savio
Generally, media have failed to analyse why the result of German elections is the worst possible. Merkel is not a winner, but a leader now in a very fragile position, who will have to make many compromises and pay now for her mistakes. Let us make at least the most important four points of ... MORE > >

Finally, Argentina Has a Law on Access to Public Information
Daniel Gutman
After 15 long years of public campaigns and debates in which different political, social and business sectors held marches and counter-protests, Argentina finally has a new law that guarantees access to public information. This step forward must now be reflected in reality, in this South ... MORE > >

To Be an Egyptian Migrant in Rome (And Also Make Great Pizza)
Baher Kamal
“I asked him: do you want to come with us to Greece? He said: ‘Why not?’ So my wife and myself packed up and drove to Athens to open our ‘trattoria’ there.” Mario* (63) and his wife Concetta* (57) started telling their story while waiting for the chef to prepare three pizzas and one spaghetti ... MORE > >

Marginalised Minorities and Homeless Especially Hard-hit by Mexico’s Quake
Emilio Godoy
Maricela Fernández, an indigenous woman from the Ñañhú or Otomí people, shows the damages that the Sept. 19 earthquake inflicted on the old house where 10 families of her people were living as squatters, in a neighbourhood in the center-west of Mexico City. The magnitude 7.1 quake, mainly felt ... MORE > >

Malawi’s Communal Fight Against Deadly Avian Disease
Charles Mkoka
Lydia Katengeza, a community vaccinator with the Nathenje Community Vaccination Association (NCVA), wakes up as early as 5 a.m., ready with her I-2 vaccine vial in a storage container in her hand. She moves from one house to another, visiting each poultry farmer. All of them are alerted a day in ... MORE > >

Where Do 50 Million Tonnes a Year of Toxic E-Waste Go?
Baher Kamal
Each year, the electronics industry generates up to 41 million tonnes of e-waste, but as the number of consumers rises, and the lifespan of devices shrinks in response to demand for the newest and best, that figure could reach 50 million tonnes this year, according to specialised studies. Of ... MORE > >

Mercury Mining Awaits International Control in Mexico
Emilio Godoy
For environmentalist Patricia Ruiz the only word that comes to mind is “devastating,” when describing the situation of mercury mining in her home state of Querétaro in central Mexico. “There are a large number of pits (from which the mercury is extracted), and there are the tailing ponds ... MORE > >

More Public Spending, Not Tax Cuts, for Sustainable, Inclusive Growth
Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram
The Trump administration’s promise to increase infrastructure spending should break the straightjacket the Republicans imposed on the Obama administration after capturing the US Congress in 2010. However, in proportionate terms, it falls far short of Roosevelt’s New Deal effort to revive the US ... MORE > >

Crisis in Cameroon Spurs Govt Crackdown on Press
Mbom Sixtus
“For too long we have been afraid to speak out against injustices and all sorts of atrocities happening in Cameroon, thinking it will protect us. If I were to repeat what I have done on Canal 2 English , I will do it again. I now stand ready for any eventuality,” says Cameroonian journalist Elie ... MORE > >

The Urbanization of Malnutrition
Manipadma Jena
Rapid urbanization is increasingly shifting the impacts of malnutrition from rural to urban areas. One in three stunted under-five children out of 155 million across the world now lives in cities and towns. Degrading land productivity, deepening impacts of changes in climate, conflict, and food ... MORE > >

Trump Accused of Burying Research Showing Trickle-Down Tax Cuts Just 'Snake Oil' Scam | Common Dreams

Trump Accused of Burying Research Showing Trickle-Down Tax Cuts Just 'Snake Oil' Scam | Common Dreams

Europe: What do Islamic Parties Want?

Europe: What do Islamic Parties Want?

Miss these guys yet? You betcha. - The Washington Post

Miss these guys yet? You betcha. - The Washington Post

A Short Distance from Southie, but a World Away


A Short Distance from Southie, but a World Away

Tara Wanda Merrigan recalls navigating between the very different realms of Harvard and home.

https://longreads.com/2017/09/25/you-can-take-the-girl-out-of-southie/?utm_source=Weekly+Longreads+Email&utm_campaign=0781c461aa-Longreads_Top_5_September_29_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd2ad42066-0781c461aa-239031537&mc_cid=0781c461aa&mc_eid=9528811089

Take Me Home

Take Me Home

On American Identity, the Election, and Family Members Who Support Trump

On American Identity, the Election, and Family Members Who Support Trump

Nicole Chung reflects on the burden of engaging with racism and educating white people, including some in her own family.


https://longreads.com/2017/09/28/on-american-identity-the-election-and-family-members-who-support-trump/?utm_source=Weekly+Longreads+Email&utm_campaign=0781c461aa-Longreads_Top_5_September_29_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd2ad42066-0781c461aa-239031537&mc_cid=0781c461aa&mc_eid=9528811089

An Interview With Stephen Kinzer, Part 2 | The Nation

An Interview With Stephen Kinzer, Part 2 | The Nation

House Bill Would End U.S. Role in War on Yemen


House Bill Would End U.S. Role in War on Yemen

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/house-bill-would-end-u-s-role-in-war-on-yemen/

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hurricane Maria Dealt A Devastating Blow to Puerto Rico's Electric Grid - Scientific American Blog Network

Hurricane Maria Dealt A Devastating Blow to Puerto Rico's Electric Grid - Scientific American Blog Network

The Ken Burns Vietnam War Documentary Glosses Over Devastating Civilian Toll

The Ken Burns Vietnam War Documentary Glosses Over Devastating Civilian Toll

Thresholds of catastrophe in the Earth system | Science Advances

Thresholds of catastrophe in the Earth system | Science Advances

Scientific Study Predicts Global Mass Extinction Event Possible by 2100

Scientific Study Predicts Global Mass Extinction Event Possible by 2100

The NFL, the Military, and the Hijacking of Pat Tillman’s Story

The NFL, the Military, and the Hijacking of Pat Tillman’s Story

Trump Gets It: Racism Is As American As Apple Pie | HuffPost

Trump Gets It: Racism Is As American As Apple Pie | HuffPost

America's New Tech Hubs? Look to Its Small Cities | Fast Forward | OZY

America's New Tech Hubs? Look to Its Small Cities | Fast Forward | OZY

Beijing Orders North-Korea Businesses to Close Operations in China… | The Last Refuge

Beijing Orders North-Korea Businesses to Close Operations in China… | The Last Refuge

Silicon Valley Progressivism Has No More Political Allies | National Review

Silicon Valley Progressivism Has No More Political Allies | National Review

Seeing With The Eye Of The Heart – A Funeral Sermon on 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:9


Seeing With The Eye Of The Heart – A Funeral Sermon on 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:9


https://interruptingthesilence.com/2017/09/28/seein

Islam in Switzerland: The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Jihad

Islam in Switzerland: The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Jihad

by Bruce Bawer  •  September 28, 2017 at 5:00 am
  • What you would never know, from all this hand-wringing about "Islamophobia," is that only a few weeks before the conference, the country's media had reported on a popular imam in Biel who, in his sermons, "asked Allah to destroy the enemies of Islam -- Jews, Christians, Hindus, Russians, and Shiites."
  • The imam in question, Abu Ramadan, preached that Muslims who befriended infidels were "cursed until the Day of Judgment" -- which, of course, is not radical at all, but is straight out of the Koran.
  • The crisis is real. But, says Swiss Muslim author Saïda Keller-Messahli, Swiss politicians, "especially on the left," refuse to address it. Instead of trying to defend their country from radicalism, they think their job is to "protect minorities and multiculturalism."
  • Mosque kindergartens and youth groups, too, are "places of religious indoctrination" for Swiss Muslims. So are the German-speaking public schools, in which imams are permitted to teach classes in Islam using instructional materials from Saudi Arabia or Turkey.
Saïda Keller-Messahli, the Swiss Muslim author of Switzerland: An Islamist Hub, has spent years investigating institutional Islam in Switzerland and urging politicians to take action against it. (Switzerland photo by Monk/Wikimedia Commons)
If you listen to some of Switzerland's pollsters and government officials, the country is suffering from a serious and ever-intensifying crisis -- anti-Muslim bigotry.
In August, a study concluded that Swiss Muslims "are generally well integrated into Swiss society." Their main problem? They face "Islamophobia."
Another study the same month found that the percentage of Swiss non-Muslims who feel "threatened" by Islam had more than doubled since 2004, from 16% to 38%.
At a September 11 conference, Switzerland's Federal Commission against Racism (FCR) issued an explicit alert: "hostility toward Muslims," it warned, was rising – and was "fed by facts that have nothing to do with Muslims themselves."
Conference organizers blamed this "hostility" on online "propaganda"; Interior Minister Alain Berset accused Swiss citizens of erroneously holding "Islam responsible for all the extremist acts committed in its name."

The Cost of Empire




The Cost of Empire
Americans must challenge Trump's policies in North Korea and Yemen that stem from imperial priorities.

By Mark Weisbrot, Opinion Contributor | Sept. 28, 2017, at 1:35 p.m.
https://www.usnews.com/opinion/world-report/articles/2017-09-28/trump-administration-policies-in-north-korea-and-yemen-show-costs-of-empire 

Lawmakers Demand U.S. Withdrawal From Saudi-led War in Yemen

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/28/lawmakers-demand-u-s-withdrawal-from-saudi-led-war-in-yemen/

Lawmakers Demand U.S. Withdrawal From Saudi-led War in Yemen

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Trump's Recent UN Speech: "Axis of Evil" Redux | HuffPost

Trump's Recent UN Speech: "Axis of Evil" Redux | HuffPost

Politics Makes for Strange Bedfellows, Or So Trump Learns The Hard Way In Alabama

Politics Makes for Strange Bedfellows, Or So Trump Learns The Hard Way In Alabama

The High Cost Of Good Intentions: A History Of U.S. Federal Entitlement Programs | Hoover Institution

The High Cost Of Good Intentions: A History Of U.S. Federal Entitlement Programs | Hoover Institution

Big 6 Tax Framework Could Cost $2.2 Trillion


Big 6 Tax Framework Could Cost $2.2 Trillion


http://www.crfb.org/blogs/big-6-tax-framework-could-cost-22-trillion

The middle class doesn’t want a tax cut. It wants better government. - The Washington Post

The middle class doesn’t want a tax cut. It wants better government. - The Washington Post

Haviland Smith: 'Winning' in Afghanistan? - VTDigger

Haviland Smith: 'Winning' in Afghanistan? - VTDigger

The sad suspicion about Trump’s shameful treatment of Puerto Rico - The Washington Post

The sad suspicion about Trump’s shameful treatment of Puerto Rico - The Washington Post

Fr. Warren's Week Reflection: Seek the Lord while He May be Found


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THIS WEEK'S REFLECTION from Fr. Bob Warren, SA
Seek the Lord while He may be found
We have a very beautiful first reading from Isaiah ‑ "My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways." Lovely poetry, often quoted but the beginning of this reading is perhaps, more practical. Seek the Lord while He may be found. Call Him while He is near. Is there anyone you would like to say that to? Someone who, perhaps, was once a seeker of the Lord. Someone, close to you, a relative or a friend or maybe a child who has now gone in another direction?
Such a person was Dan Wakefield, a novelist and screenwriter. He used to call himself a former Christian, a fallen angel. He lived the high life of New York and Hollywood. His books were best sellers and two of them became movies. He led a dissolute life in the very fast lane. On Christmas Eve in Boston he left his grand hotel and went to look for a bar, a bar with local color. He passed King's Chapel and he saw people going in. He thought to himself, oh yes, I remember Christmas Eve, that is what people do, they go to church. So he stumbled into the church and sat down by the crib. Seeing the Christ child there, that gentle God in human form and the words of St. John's Gospel kept going through his mind ‑ and the word was made flesh and dwelt among us.
He was caught by old memories of his family and a new emptiness in his life. Something resonated in his soul and it was not long before he returned to his roots, to Christ. He wrote a very beautiful book about that return, it is simply called Returning. He sought and he found the crib and its memories had caught him.
Another person who was seeking was a young woman named Catherine Whitemore. She grew up an Episcopalian and she had good memories. She writes about coloring books in Bible school and stories about Jesus. In college she never went to church and she scoffed at organized religion. After her mother died, she decided she wanted to go back. She looked in the Yellow Pages and found 48 listings for Episcopal Churches. The first one was very grand with a famous choir and Liturgy. It all felt rather anonymous, you were an onlooker just listening to the wonderful music. Watching the movements on the Altar, she felt like part of an audience. She kept searching and found a small church where everyone took part in the Liturgy but what first attracted her was the large crucifix on the Altar. Her first thought was God so loved me that he allowed this to be done to His son. This is not the way I would have saved the world.
No ‑ God's thoughts are not our thoughts ‑ God's ways are not our ways. It is interesting the paths these two seekers, Dan Wakefield and Catherine Whitemore, took. One is captured by the crib and the other by the cross but both were captured by the memories they stirred up.
The basic testimony of both these people is that their return was precisely that, a return. That is to say that someone in their young years had already laid a foundation. There were pictures and prayers and Bible school and family church goings. Later on it is true, they left all that but it did not leave them. Grace was but dormant, merely waiting, waiting to be resurrected by the crib or the cross of another time, put there by someone significant.
Their stories remind us of the importance of laying good foundations. The importance of you being here, the praise you are giving to God, the worship together, the example and witness. In short, the memories you are creating for this community, this family, this parish. Never underestimate the power of memories.
Whether you teach others the gentleness and nearness of the crib or the demands and cost of the cross, do it early, do it often, do it faithfully, do it with your own lives. Never forget Isaiah's message ‑ seek the Lord while He may be found and call Him while He is near.
If you do not forget perhaps, someone someday will remember. They will remember what you showed them by example and maybe, the crib or the cross will remind them that the Lord is near to all who call upon Him.
Fr. Robert Warren, S.A.
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Self-Described "Progressive, Mainstream" Muslim Groups in America Are Homophobic and Racist

Self-Described "Progressive, Mainstream" Muslim Groups in America Are Homophobic and Racist

by Samantha Mandeles  •  September 27, 2017 at 4:00 am
  • According to Muslim feminist bloggers, who write regularly for the site muslimgirl.com, MAS, ICNA, and ISNA are blatantly racist.
  • If Sarsour and her fellow Islamists in the United States are to be believed, they work to "make America better..." "...out of love" for fellow Americans. Yet, their behavior tells another story -- one of closeted bigotry and deceit -- all for the purpose of legitimizing their own false claims to the leadership of mainstream Muslims.
  • In an interview published on ISNA's website, Muzzammil Siddiqi called homosexuality a "moral corruption," and explicitly stated that he supports laws in countries that execute homosexuals. ISNA's annual convention included Yasir Qadhi, dean of academic affairs at AlMaghrib Institute, who has been recorded teaching students that killing homosexuals is part of Islam.
Muzammil Siddiqi, a former president of the Islamic Society of North America who still sits on its board, has called homosexuality a "moral corruption" and stated that he supports laws in countries that execute homosexuals. (Image source: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
"Islam is a religion of peace, but you can't have peace without justice," said self-styled "civil rights activist" Linda Sarsour at the Muslim American Society-Islamic Circle of North America (MAS-ICNA) convention in December 2016. Sarsour, who describes herself as a "Palestinian-American feminist," is but one example of a radical Muslim in the West who has carefully cultivated an image of herself as righteously preoccupied with liberal values and social justice -- and Islamist organizations, such as MAS, ICNA and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), have tried to do the same.
A highlight reel from the MAS-ICNA convention features author Yasmin Mogahed declaring, "We have to care about the pain and struggles of others," as well as a prominent imam, Omar Suleiman, asking, "What have we done for the marginalized in this country?"

Trump’s Erratic Rhetoric Increases Risk of War in Koreas

Trump’s Erratic Rhetoric Increases Risk of War in Koreas

MoA - The "Russian Influence" Story Falls Apart - A New Fairy Tale Is Needed

MoA - The "Russian Influence" Story Falls Apart - A New Fairy Tale Is Needed

What Vietnam Must Teach Us about North Korea and Iran « LobeLog

What Vietnam Must Teach Us about North Korea and Iran « LobeLog

North Korea taps GOP analysts to better understand Trump and his messages - The Washington Post

North Korea taps GOP analysts to better understand Trump and his messages - The Washington Post

Time for China to talk Korean war plans with US? | Asia Times

Time for China to talk Korean war plans with US? | Asia Times

Why Your Orange Juice Might Be From Brazil: Florida’s Trees Are Dying


Why Your Orange Juice Might Be From Brazil: Florida’s Trees Are Dying

The state’s citrus industry, beset by a disease killing off groves plus hurricanes and international competition, is banking on producing a genetically engineered orange years away from potential sale https://www.wsj.com/articles/floridas-orange-industry-symbol-of-a-state-is-dying-1506437044

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Virtue Signaling and Secular Redemption - Crisis Magazine

Virtue Signaling and Secular Redemption - Crisis Magazine

Deloitte Hack: What We Know So Far | Fortune.com

Deloitte Hack: What We Know So Far | Fortune.com

Ken Burns’s ‘Vietnam War’ is No Profile in Courage | The American Conservative

Ken Burns’s ‘Vietnam War’ is No Profile in Courage | The American Conservative

Vietnam War: Who was right about what went wrong – and why it matters in Afghanistan

Vietnam War: Who was right about what went wrong – and why it matters in Afghanistan

The choice: LBJ’s decision to go to war in Vietnam

The choice: LBJ’s decision to go to war in Vietnam

How the Pentagon tried to cure America of its 'Vietnam syndrome'

How the Pentagon tried to cure America of its 'Vietnam syndrome'

How Vietnam dramatically changed our views on honor and war

How Vietnam dramatically changed our views on honor and war

How an economic theory helped mire the United States in Vietnam

How an economic theory helped mire the United States in Vietnam

A Jewish-Catholic Partnership against Islamist Violence?

A Jewish-Catholic Partnership against Islamist Violence?

 

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11064/jewish-catholic 

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Lamps are Going Out in Asia | 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea

The Lamps are Going Out in Asia | 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea

How North Korea Plans to Survive a U.S. Attack | The National Interest

How North Korea Plans to Survive a U.S. Attack | The National Interest

Global warming presents a clear and present danger to America's national security, world stability - Houston Chronicle

Global warming presents a clear and present danger to America's national security, world stability - Houston Chronicle

Trump & NFL’s Problems -- House of Cards | National Review

Trump & NFL’s Problems -- House of Cards | National Review

Foreign Policy ‘Realists’ Hit Nerve With Establishment Elite

Foreign Policy ‘Realists’ Hit Nerve With Establishment Elite

Attack on Mearsheimer and others comes perilously close to a McCarthyite smear.



http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/foreign-policy-realists-hit-nerve-with-establishment-elite/

Will North Korea Sell Its Nuclear Technology? - Scientific American

Will North Korea Sell Its Nuclear Technology? - Scientific American

HHS hints at major changes to Medicare that could mean higher costs for patients | PBS NewsHour

HHS hints at major changes to Medicare that could mean higher costs for patients | PBS NewsHour

John Helmer: Washington Post Misses Manafort’s Real Crimes | naked capitalism

John Helmer: Washington Post Misses Manafort’s Real Crimes | naked capitalism

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Safe Drinking Water a Basic Human Right – ZENIT – English

Safe Drinking Water a Basic Human Right – ZENIT – English

Angelus Address: On the Parable of the Householder Who Calls Labourers to His Vineyard – ZENIT – English

Angelus Address: On the Parable of the Householder Who Calls Labourers to His Vineyard – ZENIT – English

Airport Police Demanded an Activist’s Passwords. He Refused. Now He Faces Prison in the U.K.

Airport Police Demanded an Activist’s Passwords. He Refused. Now He Faces Prison in the U.K.

Gone Baby Gone | New Republic

Gone Baby Gone | New Republic

The Kurdish Referendum Imbroglio

The Kurdish Referendum Imbroglio

Europe: The Great White Death?

Europe: The Great White Death?

Saturday, September 23, 2017

(14) Hurricane Maria, Weather Warfare, And Military Bases ( Dane Wigington GeoengineeringWatch.org ) - YouTube

(14) Hurricane Maria, Weather Warfare, And Military Bases ( Dane Wigington GeoengineeringWatch.org ) - YouTube

Who’s the world’s leading eco-vandal? It’s Angela Merkel | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian

Who’s the world’s leading eco-vandal? It’s Angela Merkel | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian

New: CIA Agent Whistleblower Risks All To Expose The Shadow Government

New: CIA Agent Whistleblower Risks All To Expose The Shadow Government


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHbrOg092GA

Conflicting Government Rules Are Damaging the Power Grid

Conflicting Government Rules Are Damaging the Power Grid

Over 10% of the World GDP is in Offshore Bank Tax Havens


Over 10% of the World GDP is in Offshore Bank Tax Havens


https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/09/over-10-of-the-world-gdp-is-in-offshore-bank-tax-havens.html

Letter From North Korea: What Life Looks Like as Nuclear Crisis Mounts - WSJ

Letter From North Korea: What Life Looks Like as Nuclear Crisis Mounts - WSJ

One Last Visit to See My Patient - The New York Times

One Last Visit to See My Patient - The New York Times

The FBI: Still Stonewalling | Power Line

The FBI: Still Stonewalling | Power Line

Why History Proves North Korea Just Might Test a Nuclear Weapon in the Pacific | The National Interest Blog

Why History Proves North Korea Just Might Test a Nuclear Weapon in the Pacific | The National Interest Blog

How the 'Rich Kids of Instagram' spent summer - Business Insider

How the 'Rich Kids of Instagram' spent summer - Business Insider

The United States is unprepared for the next major earthquake – ThinkProgress

The United States is unprepared for the next major earthquake – ThinkProgress

National Anthem protests | hurting the NFL | empty seats

National Anthem protests | hurting the NFL | empty seats

The Mounting Pressure on Michael Flynn | The New Yorker

The Mounting Pressure on Michael Flynn | The New Yorker

UNC Charlotte | offers 345 courses | related to diversity

UNC Charlotte | offers 345 courses | related to diversity

NBA Star Says He Doesn’t Want to Attend White House Championship Visit – President Trump Says Don’t Bother… | The Last Refuge

NBA Star Says He Doesn’t Want to Attend White House Championship Visit – President Trump Says Don’t Bother… | The Last Refuge

The Week in Pictures: End Times Edition | Power Line

The Week in Pictures: End Times Edition | Power Line

The Flint Water Crisis May Have Decreased Fertility

The Flint Water Crisis May Have Decreased Fertility

US Provides Military Assistance to 73 Percent of World's Dictatorships

US Provides Military Assistance to 73 Percent of World's Dictatorships

Insurers Scramble to Put a Price on a Cyber Catastrophe


Insurers Scramble to Put a Price on a Cyber Catastrophe

Trying to estimate the maximum cost of a devastating cyber event before one actually happens.


https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603937/insurers-scramble-to-put-a-price-on-a-cyber-catastrophe/?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=8b2aab156b-Weekend_Reads&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-8b2aab156b-153856085&mc_cid=8b2aab156b&mc_eid=e25735476a

Security Experts Warn Congress That the Internet of Things Could Kill People


Security Experts Warn Congress That the Internet of Things Could Kill People

Poorly secured webcams and other Internet-connected devices are already being used as tools for cyberattacks. Can the government prevent this from becoming a catastrophic problem?


https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603015/security-experts-warn-congress-that-the-internet-of-things-could-kill-people/?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=8b2aab156b-Weekend_Reads&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-8b2aab156b-153856085&mc_cid=8b2aab156b&mc_eid=e25735476a

Connected Toys Are Raising Complicated New Privacy Questions


Connectivity

Connected Toys Are Raising Complicated New Privacy Questions

Toys and other devices are collecting loads of data from children. What could go wrong?


https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601942/connected-toys-are-raising-complicated-new-privacy-questions/?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=8b2aab156b-Weekend_Reads&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-8b2aab156b-153856085&mc_cid=8b2aab156b&mc_eid=e25735476a

Botnets of Things

Botnets of Things

The relentless push to add connectivity to home gadgets is creating dangerous side effects that figure to get even worse.



https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603500/10-breakthrough-technologies-2017-botnets-of-things/?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=8b2aab156b-Weekend_Reads&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-8b2aab156b-153856085&mc_cid=8b2aab156b&mc_eid=e25735476a

The Enduring Israeli-Palestinian Conflict « LobeLog

The Enduring Israeli-Palestinian Conflict « LobeLog

(14) How to Fail at Almost Everything with Scott Adams - YouTube

(14) How to Fail at Almost Everything with Scott Adams - YouTube

U.S. power increasingly seen as threat to countries | Pew Research Center

U.S. power increasingly seen as threat to countries | Pew Research Center

Trump Signals Break From ‘Globaloney’ Transnationalism | The American Conservative

Trump Signals Break From ‘Globaloney’ Transnationalism | The American Conservative

The Clinton Book Tour Is Largely Ignoring the Vital Role of Endless War in the 2016 Election Result

The Clinton Book Tour Is Largely Ignoring the Vital Role of Endless War in the 2016 Election Result

Bernie Sanders To Democrats: This Is What a Radical Foreign Policy Looks Like

Bernie Sanders To Democrats: This Is What a Radical Foreign Policy Looks Like

Outlets That Scolded Sanders Over Deficits Uniformly Silent on $700B Pentagon Handout | FAIR

Outlets That Scolded Sanders Over Deficits Uniformly Silent on $700B Pentagon Handout | FAIR

The Democrats Are Taking Black Women for Granted | New Republic

The Democrats Are Taking Black Women for Granted | New Republic

How She Lost

How She Lost

Want Proof that Corporate Money Influences Politicians? This New Study Has It.


Want Proof that Corporate Money Influences Politicians? This New Study Has It.

It really is no coincidence that the members of Congress who receive the most money from Wall Street are also the most hands-off on regulating it.

http://inthesetimes.com/article/20543/corporate-money-citizens-united-corruption

North Korea: Tremor detected near weapon test site - BBC News

North Korea: Tremor detected near weapon test site - BBC News

China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade - BBC News

China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade - BBC News

A North Korean hydrogen bomb test in Pacific Ocean could bring ‘terrifying’ fallout, expert says | South China Morning Post

A North Korean hydrogen bomb test in Pacific Ocean could bring ‘terrifying’ fallout, expert says | South China Morning Post

Sweden: What You Won't See in This Book...

Sweden: What You Won't See in This Book...

Plame Knew What She Was Tweeting

Plame Knew What She Was Tweeting

The Killing of History – Consortiumnews

The Killing of History – Consortiumnews

The Killing of History – Consortiumnews

The Killing of History – Consortiumnews

Talking Heads Are the Salt and Fat Diet of Television News

Talking Heads Are the Salt and Fat Diet of Television News