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Now let's drop the myth that Corbyn is the Messiah, then maybe we can make some progress 22.9.2016 Politics on
I take precisely zero pleasure in this. I'm actually quite depressed. If it weren't for the private messages I receive on social media, or the frank conversations over a beer or two, with Corbynistas doubting their own Corbynianity (while still publicly whooping his name), I might not have the confidence to say all this. I've been to two Corbyn rallies now, with almost exactly a year in between, and the same thing has happened on both occasions. A ferment of excitement builds for days on end before; social media reaches meltdown; the big day finally arrives; the crowd swells, whipped up by speaker after speaker after speaker all praising the leader and detailing how Jeremy's going to save the world (rarely any mention of him doing this from Downing Street by the way); the energy rises into a huge wave, climbing and towering and roaring towards the beach, and just as it is ready to peak and it feels like we're all about to go surfing, something happens. It all fades away. Somewhere around 30 seconds into ...
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Analysis: Monterey County Crude Worse for Climate Than Alberta Tar Sands Oil 22.9.2016 Newswire

Crude from Monterey County's biggest oilfield is more climate damaging than any other large source of oil produced in, or imported into, California, according to a new Center for Biological Diversity analysis of state data.

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Columbia River fishing reports still show ample opportunities to catch fish that should continue well into next month 21.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

SALMON AND STEELHEAD Cowlitz River – 153 boat anglers kept 10 adult and 5 jack Chinook, 14 steelhead, 4 adult and 10 jack coho and released 46 adult and 3 jack Chinook and 3 adult and 1 jack coho.  142 bank anglers kept 9 adult and 1 jack Chinook, 8 steelhead, 3 adult coho and […]
Wells Fargo CEO faces bipartisan wrath during fiery Senate panel hearing 21.9.2016 LA Times: Business

The trouble at Wells Fargo &  Co. started small, with a few employees at branches opening bogus accounts as they tried to meet aggressive sales goals and keep their jobs.

Now, after an incendiary hearing during which U.S. senators told the bank’s chief executive he should resign and face criminal...

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Wells Fargo Had a Bad Day. That’s a Start. 21.9.2016 Views
Richard Eskow

People who came looking for drama in Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf’s Senate testimony on Tuesday did not come away disappointed. Stumpf was called before the Senate Banking Committee after his bank was fined $185 million for opening more than two million accounts in customers’ names, without their knowledge or consent, over a five-year period.

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Wells Fargo chief is taken to task over fake accounts 21.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. It is Wednesday, Sept. 21. And we’re sure about that, because we’ve had our morning coffee (unlike yesterday). Now, here are a few words from Johnny Cash on our fair state. And here's what else is happening in the Golden State:


Banking testimony

Wells Fargo chief John...

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United Nations Halts Aid Convoys After Deadly Attack In Syria 21.9.2016 NPR: All Things Considered
NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Ingy Sedky from the International Committee of the Red Cross about a convoy attack in Aleppo that has halted aid to the area.
Column: Thanks, Wells Fargo, for being such a bunch of weasels 20.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Wells Fargo updates: Elizabeth Warren rips into CEO's 'gutless leadership' Sept. 20, 2016, 11:14 a.m. Wells Fargo Chief Executive John Stumpf testified today before the Senate Banking Committee, which grilled him on the bank's admission that employees created some 2 million fake accounts to meet...
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It's Personal: Apologizing to My Daughter for the Last 15 Years of War 20.9.2016 Truthout - All Articles
I recently sent my last kid off for her senior year of college. There are rituals to such moments, and because dad-confessions are not among them, I just carried boxes and kept quiet. But what I really wanted to say to her -- rather than see you later, call this weekend, do you need money? -- was: I'm sorry. Like all parents in these situations, I was thinking about her future. And like all of America, in that future she won't be able to escape what is now encompassed by the word "terrorism." Everything Is Okay, but You Should Be Terrified Terrorism is a nearly nonexistent danger for Americans. You have a greater chance of being hit by lightning , but fear doesn't work that way. There's no 24/7 coverage of global lightning strikes or "if you see something, say something" signs that encourage you to report thunderstorms. So I felt no need to apologize for lightning. But terrorism? I really wanted to tell my daughter just how sorry I was that she would have to live in what 9/11 transformed into the most ...
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Indians and Cowboys The 2016 Version of an Old Story on a New Planet 20.9.2016 Views
Chip Ward

Cowboys and Indians are at it again.

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Indians And Cowboys: Last Stand At Standing Rock 20.9.2016 Politics on
Cross-posted with Cowboys and Indians are at it again.  Americans who don’t live in the West may think that the historic clash of Native Americans and pioneering settlers is long past because the Indians were, after all, defeated and now drive cars, watch television, and shop at Walmart.  Not so.  That classic American narrative is back big time, only the Indians are now the good guys and the cowboys -- well, their right-wing representatives, anyway -- are on the warpath, trying to grab 640 million acres of public lands that they can plunder as if it were yesteryear.  Meanwhile, in the Dakotas, America’s Manifest Destiny, that historic push across the Great Plains to the Pacific (murdering and pillaging along the way), seems to be making a return trip to Sioux country in a form that could have planetary consequences. Energy Transfer Partners is now building the Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.7 billion oil slick of a project.  It’s slated to go from the Bakken gas and oil fracking fields in ...
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Dozens seek water testing after fertilizer plant leak 20.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

MULBERRY, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of residents who live near a Florida fertilizer plant that has leaked more than 200 million gallons of contaminated water into a drinking water aquifer have asked for their water wells to be tested for pollutants. The Mosaic Co., the world’s largest phosphate provide and owner of the plant, said […]
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Company offers free well testing after fertilizer plant leak 20.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MULBERRY, Fla. (AP) — Residents near a Florida fertilizer plant that has leaked more than 200 million gallons of contaminated water into a drinking water aquifer can have their wells tested for free. Mosaic, the plant owner, said it would provide the testing, weeks after a leak was discovered at its New Wales facility in […]
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Snowmaking hydrants could be used to fight a larger wildfire on ski slopes in the future 20.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The small grass fire that broke out on the lower third of the Heavenly Daze trail at Steamboat Ski Area early on the evening of Sept. 19 was believed to have been caused by a careless smoker riding the gondola while it ferried guests to and from the final Sunset Happy Hour of the summer season at Thunderhead. “We believe it was caused by a cigarette butt,” tossed out of the gondola,” ski area spokeswoman Loryn Kasten said Monday. “We had an employee on the gondola who called security at the same time other concerned guests were calling 911. We had staff on scene at first, and the fire department responded as well.” Kasten said according to the information she received a ski area employee was first on the scene with a fire extinguisher and reported finding mostly burning embers and no visible flames. The fire was reportedly between three and four towers down from the top of the lift. “I believe our team is trained to be super safe in that matter and knew to see what they could safely do,” Kasten ...
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Obama Administration Urged to Halt Dumping of Offshore Fracking Waste Into Gulf of Mexico 20.9.2016 Newswire

An Obama administration proposal to continue allowing oil companies to dump unlimited amounts of offshore fracking chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico violates federal law and threatens endangered marine wildlife, the Center for Biological Diversity warned over the weekend.

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America's first wave-produced power goes online 20.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii • Off the coast of Hawaii, a tall buoy bobs and sways in the water, using the rise and fall of the waves to generate electricity. The current travels through an undersea cable for a mile to a military base, where it feeds into Oahu’s power grid — the first wave-produced electricity to go online in the U.S. By some estimates, the ocean’s endless motion packs enough power to meet a quarter of America’s energy needs and dramatically reduce the nation’s reliance on oil, gas and c...
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Experiencing Standing Rock 20.9.2016 Politics on
On September 7, Nicholas Hummingbird, an Indigenous Southern Californian, embarked on a journey to Standing Rock with thirteen fellow warriors. Here's his story. I felt, well, we all felt it was imperative that we respond to the Standing Rock Sioux's call for support, as their call really came at a crucial time for our mother earth. We have suffered from five hundred years of oppression, and persevered against some of the greatest greed this world has seen. We answered the call to support our Indigenous family and join their fight to protect and preserve our mother earth, our land, our plants, our water. In perspective, this movement is about our rights as Indigenous people, and Indigenous people have had to fight for survival since the day this country was invaded. And now together we are saying, "Enough is enough with the destruction of our land." The truth of many Indigenous people is that we are living in extreme poverty on our own land, but it's compelling that we are able find the beauty, the ...
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Climate Justice Meets Racism: This Moment at Standing Rock Was Decades in the Making 19.9.2016
Waves of arrests by police in riot gear could look like isolated incidents of overreaction to the activism stemming from the Standing Rock reservation. But for the Lakota Sioux who live in these marginalized hillsides, the escalated militarization they face is a situation decades in the making. Catcher Cuts The Road, an Iraq War veteran, leads a protest march to a sacred burial ground at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, on September 9, 2016. (Alyssa Schukar / The New York Times) If you believe our world needs more journalism covering the issues that matter, then show your support for independent media: Make a donation to Truthout today! Attack dogs and waves of arrests by police in riot gear could look like isolated incidents of overreaction to the activism stemming from the Standing Rock reservation. But for the Lakota Sioux who live in these marginalized hillsides, the escalated militarization behind their battle against the Dakota Access pipeline is a situation decades in the ...
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Trump Mega-Donor Geoff Palmer is Also LA’s Most Controversial Developer 19.9.2016 American Prospect
Los Angeles real estate developer Geoff Palmer has emerged as one of Donald Trump’s biggest sugar daddies. Well known in Los Angeles for his ostentatious luxury apartment complexes, as well as his opposition to affordable housing, Palmer contributed $2 million in June to the pro-Trump super PAC, Rebuilding America Now. Palmer and Trump have much in common. Both grew up in wealthy families. Trump’s father, Fred Trump, was a big-time developer of middle-class apartment complexes in New York. Palmer’s dad, Daniel Saxon Palmer , was a prominent Los Angeles architect who designed modernist tract homes for the region’s booming postwar suburbs. Both sons have family secrets that shaped their careers and their identities. The elder Trump was once arrested at a Ku Klux Klan rally in 1927. (He and Donald were later charged by the federal government for violating anti-discrimination laws for banning black tenants in his apartments). The elder Palmer was born Dan Weissinger in Hungary in 1920, but gave himself as ...
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Gas prices jump in the Southeast following pipeline rupture in Alabama 19.9.2016 LA Times: Nation

States across the Southeast are experiencing sharp jumps in gas prices after a major gasoline pipeline ruptured in central Alabama, spilling as many as 336,000 gallons of fuel upstream from a national wildlife refuge. But thanks to a few strokes of luck, the environmental damage is minimal.


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