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It was bound to happen. #Trump and the #altright have destroyed the #US economy - and as usual it's the poor who pay the price


https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2020/may/28/us-unemployment-40m-coronavirus-pictures

#economics #politics
 

It was bound to happen. #Trump and the #altright have destroyed the #US economy - and as usual it's the poor who pay the price


https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2020/may/28/us-unemployment-40m-coronavirus-pictures

#economics #politics
 

Renewables Surpass Coal in U.S. and U.K. in Historic Firsts - EcoWatch


The daily consecutive run of renewables over coal began on March 25 and continued for 40 straight days through May 3. That breaks the previous record of just nine continuous days.
#renewables #coal #climate change #us #uk #environment
 

Renewables Surpass Coal in U.S. and U.K. in Historic Firsts - EcoWatch


The daily consecutive run of renewables over coal began on March 25 and continued for 40 straight days through May 3. That breaks the previous record of just nine continuous days.
#renewables #coal #climate change #us #uk #environment
 

Love thy neighbour: how an outsider sees America – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Stars, stripes and a shop closed for heart surgery ... Canadian photographer Phil Bergerson captures the humour and pathos of the country next door
#photography #US #America

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2020/may/05/love-thy-neighbour-an-eagle-eyed-view-of-america-in-pictures-phil-bergerson

 

Myths and magic: the new American west – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Cowboys, sunsets, rodeos and dust ... that’s what people think the west is. But Peter Kayafas travelled from Idaho to Oklahoma, seeking out the real rituals and way of life of a new generation
#photography #US #America #WildWest

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2020/apr/01/myths-magic-new-american-west-pictures-cowboys-rodeos-peter-kayafas

 

Siri has been updated to answer your questions about the coronavirus | iMore

You can now ask Siri if you have coronavirus.
The assistant will ask you questions from the CDC and the U.S. Public Health Service.
Depending on your answers, it will guide you to the appropriate help
US only

#technology #tech #Apple #Siri #medicine #health #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #US
 

Chelsea Manning case: Judge orders release from prison | BBC News

A US judge has ordered the immediate release of former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning from prison.
Here's the Court Order:

#security #privacy #US #ChelseaManning

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51865165

Here's the court order
 
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Random notes with a nudge from the YouTube gods...

First, here's where I just ended up after watching Seth Meyers, Closer Look - which was excellent, as was the opening monologue of Colbert. So nice to see the same highlights with slightly varied spins on the absurdity &/or insanity involved. So this snippet from MSNBC on YouTube popped right up, to zoom in on what it all has in common: Alternative Facts!

Donald Trump Stares Down His First Twitter-Immune Nemesis | Deadline | MSNBC


Here are the notes I typed quickly before tuning in the shows -
In addition to the 'great job', wonderful economy (on the day of the biggest stock plunge in history, since last week). Unspeakable irrationality.
So in one day, from early morning, when the “excellent” economy saw the stock market tank the deepest in history (S&P)
Trump said at the CDC, surrounded by experts and he wearing a campaign hat, that if he were in charge, he’d keep the boat (and passengers) offshore, not allow them in. (Translation: Gee, I've got a great reason to close the country now, 100%.)
So “it’s not my fault” (or the corporations he’ll help but not the people). And whoever is in charge will get the blame, not him as he comes from a family with a genius doctor uncle, and he (Trump) maybe missed his calling. (No, the world needs con artist gods!)

Trump also said if we close the borders as a result, the virus will have been a good thing. He's all for keeping Americans home, spending money here. (And building that wall!)

And he said that the corona testing program is “perfect”, almost as perfect (he said!) as his Ukraine call (“letter”).
Meanwhile in Europe and Asia there are drive-through testing stations and millions have been screened. Using science.




Sigh... and that's only Monday! Tuesday is another "Super" day which may decide American opposition to another 4 years of whatever it is happening now. Devastation? Chaos? Thievery? Ah... Trumpery.

#onlyinamerica #US #coronavirus #executivefunction #health #management #makeamericasaneagain
 


US election: How left-wing is the Democratic field? - BBC News


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51470131
This is a great tutorial for political innocents like me. The images are so clear in their meaning!
The US Democratic Party is undergoing something of an identity crisis as it debates what direction to take ahead of the looming battle with President Donald Trump, a Republican, in November.

A tension between the so-called progressive wing of the party, led by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and the moderates like Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg is dominating the primary elections.

Let's break it down by issues and compare the current field to figures in history and leading politicians from the UK.

When there's a Democratic nominee, we will reprise the format, adding Trump and world leaders.
#Politics #US
 


US election: How left-wing is the Democratic field? - BBC News


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51470131
This is a great tutorial for political innocents like me. The images are so clear in their meaning!
The US Democratic Party is undergoing something of an identity crisis as it debates what direction to take ahead of the looming battle with President Donald Trump, a Republican, in November.

A tension between the so-called progressive wing of the party, led by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and the moderates like Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg is dominating the primary elections.

Let's break it down by issues and compare the current field to figures in history and leading politicians from the UK.

When there's a Democratic nominee, we will reprise the format, adding Trump and world leaders.
#Politics #US
 

Appeals Court: Trump Administration Wrongly Opened 5,000 Acres of Colorado Forest to Coal Mining


https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/press-releases/appeals-court-trump-administration-wrongly-opened-5000-acres-colorado-forest-coal-mining-2020-03-02/ #pollution #climateemergency #climatecrisis #environment #US #justice
 

Appeals Court: Trump Administration Wrongly Opened 5,000 Acres of Colorado Forest to Coal Mining


https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/press-releases/appeals-court-trump-administration-wrongly-opened-5000-acres-colorado-forest-coal-mining-2020-03-02/ #pollution #climateemergency #climatecrisis #environment #US #justice
 
Al Gore’s New Campaign To Save The Planet Is Focused On Getting Donald Trump Out Of Office

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/al-gore-climate-voter-registration-2020 #US #pollution #climatecrisis #climateemergency #environment
 
Al Gore’s New Campaign To Save The Planet Is Focused On Getting Donald Trump Out Of Office

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/al-gore-climate-voter-registration-2020 #US #pollution #climatecrisis #climateemergency #environment
 
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R.I.P. Kirk Douglas, the Ragman's Son

December 9, 1916 - February 5, 2020 (aged 103)


WIKI:
Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch (Yiddish: איסר דניאלאָוויטש‎; Belarusian: Ісур Данілавіч) in Amsterdam, New York, the son of Bryna "Bertha" (née Sanglel; 1884–1958) and Herschel "Harry" Danielovitch (c. 1884–1950; citations regarding his exact year of birth differ). His parents were Jewish immigrants from Chavusy, Mogilev Region, in the Russian Empire (present-day Belarus), and the family spoke Yiddish at home.

His father's brother, who immigrated earlier, used the surname Demsky, which Douglas's family adopted in the United States.

Douglas grew up as Izzy Demsky and legally changed his name to Kirk Douglas before entering the United States Navy during World War II.

In his 1988 autobiography, The Ragman's Son, Douglas notes the hardships that he, along with six sisters and his parents, endured during their early years in Amsterdam, New York:

My father, who had been a horse trader in Russia, got himself a horse and a small wagon, and became a ragman, buying old rags, pieces of metal, and junk for pennies, nickels, and dimes.... Even on Eagle Street, in the poorest section of town, where all the families were struggling, the ragman was on the lowest rung on the ladder. And I was the ragman's son.
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MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirk_Douglas

#Kirk #Douglas #US #news #movie #film #Hollywood #jew #jewish #actor #photo #rip
 
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R.I.P. Kirk Douglas, the Ragman's Son

December 9, 1916 - February 5, 2020 (aged 103)


WIKI:
Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch (Yiddish: איסר דניאלאָוויטש‎; Belarusian: Ісур Данілавіч) in Amsterdam, New York, the son of Bryna "Bertha" (née Sanglel; 1884–1958) and Herschel "Harry" Danielovitch (c. 1884–1950; citations regarding his exact year of birth differ). His parents were Jewish immigrants from Chavusy, Mogilev Region, in the Russian Empire (present-day Belarus), and the family spoke Yiddish at home.

His father's brother, who immigrated earlier, used the surname Demsky, which Douglas's family adopted in the United States.

Douglas grew up as Izzy Demsky and legally changed his name to Kirk Douglas before entering the United States Navy during World War II.

In his 1988 autobiography, The Ragman's Son, Douglas notes the hardships that he, along with six sisters and his parents, endured during their early years in Amsterdam, New York:

My father, who had been a horse trader in Russia, got himself a horse and a small wagon, and became a ragman, buying old rags, pieces of metal, and junk for pennies, nickels, and dimes.... Even on Eagle Street, in the poorest section of town, where all the families were struggling, the ragman was on the lowest rung on the ladder. And I was the ragman's son.
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MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirk_Douglas

#Kirk #Douglas #US #news #movie #film #Hollywood #jew #jewish #actor #photo #rip
 

U.S. energy secretary hopes Mexico, Canada will help export American coal


http://news.trust.org//item/20200207194922-bkair/ #climateemergency #US #pollution #environment
 

U.S. energy secretary hopes Mexico, Canada will help export American coal


http://news.trust.org//item/20200207194922-bkair/ #climateemergency #US #pollution #environment
 
Who the hell is Pete Buttigieg? American #politics is hard to follow these days.

#US
 

On climate, Trump is guilty of willful ignorance


https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/21/opinions/trump-climate-change-willful-ignorance-hill/index.html #climatecrisis #climateemergency #environment #pollution #US
 

On climate, Trump is guilty of willful ignorance


https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/21/opinions/trump-climate-change-willful-ignorance-hill/index.html #climatecrisis #climateemergency #environment #pollution #US
 
#UN special rapporteur calls #xychelsea detention in the #US torture. #freedom
https://twitter.com/NilsMelzer/status/1211819067503521792?s=19 #UN

Twitter: Nils Melzer on Twitter (Nils Melzer)

 
#UN special rapporteur calls #xychelsea detention in the #US torture. #freedom
https://twitter.com/NilsMelzer/status/1211819067503521792?s=19 #UN

Twitter: Nils Melzer on Twitter (Nils Melzer)

 
Donald Trump is in London.
So, of course, there’s a protest.
Details and times here.

#politics #US #America #Trump
 
THE MISSING MONEY
$21 Trillion dollars is missing from the US government. That is $65,000 per person - as much as the national debt! What's going on? Where is the money? How could this happen? How much has really gone missing? What would happen if a corporation failed to pass an audit like this? Or a taxpayer?

https://missingmoney.solari.com/
#Money #US #Missing
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THE MISSING MONEY
$21 Trillion dollars is missing from the US government. That is $65,000 per person - as much as the national debt! What's going on? Where is the money? How could this happen? How much has really gone missing? What would happen if a corporation failed to pass an audit like this? Or a taxpayer?

https://missingmoney.solari.com/
#Money #US #Missing
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A very competent version played by the President's Own Chamber Orchestra! I wonder how many of the latest American presidents who have actually been able to appreciate their own chamber orchestra? So strange to see this played in those parroted British uniforms. Gives a strange operatic aspect to the dramatic and angst expression of the concerto written in the worrying time between the two world wars.

#music #classical #CarlNielsen #clarinet #concerto #president #US #own #chamberorchestra #uniforms
 

Gabor Maté on the misuse of anti-Semitism and why fewer Jews identify with Israel - Invidious


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Physician, mental health expert, and best-selling author Dr. Gabor Maté, a survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, offers a personal and historical perspective on anti-Semitism, Zionism, and Israel-Palestine.

#antisemitism #antipalestinianism #antizionism #zionism #nationalism #colonialism #far-right #Palestine #Israel #US #USA
 

Gabor Maté on the misuse of anti-Semitism and why fewer Jews identify with Israel - Invidious


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Physician, mental health expert, and best-selling author Dr. Gabor Maté, a survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, offers a personal and historical perspective on anti-Semitism, Zionism, and Israel-Palestine.

#antisemitism #antipalestinianism #antizionism #zionism #nationalism #colonialism #far-right #Palestine #Israel #US #USA
 

Inside a Troll Farm - Investigate Europe

A commercial troll farm, in Poland, with connections to the state defence industry and supported by money from the State Fund for Disabled People – exposed by Fundacja Reporterow and Investigate Europe.


Undercover at a Troll Farm - Investigate Europe

We all have heard about troll farms. However, much of the reporting about bots and trolls is just speculation. To find out what is really involved, our reporter went undercover to work as a troll for six- months at a troll farm in Wroclaw. This report gives insights about a commercial company that turned the spreading of hate and propaganda into their business model.
#news #politics #NATO #EU #empire #propaganda #trolls #trollfarm #Poland #US #USA #UK #Russia
Inside a Troll Farm
 

Inside a Troll Farm - Investigate Europe

A commercial troll farm, in Poland, with connections to the state defence industry and supported by money from the State Fund for Disabled People – exposed by Fundacja Reporterow and Investigate Europe.


Undercover at a Troll Farm - Investigate Europe

We all have heard about troll farms. However, much of the reporting about bots and trolls is just speculation. To find out what is really involved, our reporter went undercover to work as a troll for six- months at a troll farm in Wroclaw. This report gives insights about a commercial company that turned the spreading of hate and propaganda into their business model.
#news #politics #NATO #EU #empire #propaganda #trolls #trollfarm #Poland #US #USA #UK #Russia
Inside a Troll Farm
 

New Study Outlines The Nuclear Winter We'd Have if US And Russia Blew Up Their Bombs


Yeah, but that cozy glow of the radioactive fallout will keep you warm at night.

#nuclear winter #nuclear war #Russia #US #insanity

*Hat tip to @Rixty Dixet.
 
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