Friday, September 27, 2019

From Jenna Orkin
  1. Read the full declassified whistleblower complaint
  2. The whistle-blower, a C.I.A. officer detailed to the White House at one point, first expressed his concerns anonymously to the agency’s top lawyer.
  3. First gas station in America to ditch oil for 100% electric vehicle charging opens in Maryland

Neil Patel and Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec Go 10 Miles Off-Coast to Film a Controversial Video...

Google and NASA campuses sit on a hazardous waste site with contaminated soil. It's part of a toxic legacy across Silicon Valley.

Around 300 former national security officials and ex-White House staff sign open letter accusing Trump of 'unconscionable abuse of power' over Ukraine call

Trump officials were reportedly so alarmed by his Ukraine call that the transcript had to be printed out and passed around by hand

From Jenna Orkin

Revealed: how the FBI targeted environmental activists in domestic terror investigations

Netanyahu has been chosen to form Israel's new government, but time is running out for the long-standing leader who is facing a possible criminal indictment

Danske Bank Executive At Center Of Massive Money-Laundering Scandal Found Dead

30 Republican Senators might vote to impeach Trump if the ballot were secret, GOP source says

Goldman Sachs released a 34-page analysis of the effects of climate change. And the results are terrifying.

Who bought the movie rights?

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

From Jenna Orkin

Re Iran:  Joint statement by the heads of state and government of France, Germany and the United Kingdom

Here are the nearly 200 congressional Democrats and other lawmakers who want to begin an impeachment inquiry against Trump

600,000 travelers were stranded abroad when Thomas Cook filed for bankruptcy. Bulgarian hotels on the Black Sea, facing losses totaling tens of millions of dollars, worry they could be next.

Monday, September 23, 2019

From Jenna Orkin

Vaclav Smil: ‘Growth must end. Our economist friends don’t seem to realise that’

It was interesting to see that Smil got smuggled into that Netflix documentary on Bill Gates, who reads virtually everything Smil produces.  Not a word about growth in the doc but still, maybe a few people will become motivated to investigate.  Not enough to make a difference, of course, or else the reference would have wound up on the cutting room floor.

Deconstructing the Greta Thunberg Phenomenon

Ambassadors’ conference – Speech by M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic

Three Mile Island’s last day as a working reactor will be Friday

Oil Set To Spike After Report Saudi Repairs At Abqaiq May Take "Up To Eight Months"

Hong Kong Protesters Ratchet Up Violence; Mall Captured, Subway Stations Attacked

Roughly 600,000 travelers are stranded around the world after British travel provider Thomas Cook declares bankruptcy

Friday, September 20, 2019

From Jenna Orkin

U.S. to deploy military forces to Saudi Arabia, UAE after drone attacks on oil sites


Trump Wants a Torture Proponent to Lead U.S. Human Rights Policy. The Senate Should Say No

But there would be no contradiction in confirming him; he's simply in favor of alternative human rights, ie those of the torturers.

We'll use contraception - so there!

Schiff: The Next Crash Will Bring Down The Fiat Money System

Pelosi Unloads On Nadler; Tells Him To Drop 'Moby Dick'-Like Impeachment Obsession

Employee dies at Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters in apparent suicide