California’s Skeleton In The Closet: The Salton Sea…


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Date: October 01, 2018

01) California’s Skeleton In The Closet: The Salton Sea


“…travel documentary about a strange yet fascinating place in California’s Imperial Valley – The Salton Sea. I encourage you to read more about the lake’s history and the current ecological crisis it has become. You can find an interesting article written by Ian James and Sammy Roth on USA Today here:
https://www.usatoday.com/pages/interactives/salton-sea/the-dying-salton-sea/

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The deceptive promise of free trade – DW Documentary…


Date: October 01, 2018

01) The deceptive promise of free trade – DW Documentary


“Global trade is a hot topic of the G7 summit in Canada. Is free trade truly free – and fair? What roles do US President Trump, economic powerhouse China, and the EU play in global trade?

When it comes to global trade, it would seem that trickery, threats and deception are the order of the day – yet all this takes place largely beyond the reach of the public eye. Donald Trump has made “America First” his agenda and rallying cry. Along with aiming sharp criticism at global export champion Germany, Trump has also introduced punitive tariffs and warned of further measures. Will this fresh wave of protectionism lead to economic isolationism and threaten global free trade? And what about those for whom free trade’s promise of prosperity increasingly rings hollow? Around the world, many people have come to regard themselves as the losers of globalization. If the true winners of free trade and globalization are not ordinary citizens, has the time come to revise the liberal orthodoxy of free trade? This documentary visits Germany, Switzerland, the United States and Cameroon to explore these issues by way of some everyday examples, including the trade in onions, floor tiles, and bicycles.

DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary.”

WerePups…


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Date: October 01, 2018

01) The Original “Real Werewolf Baby”

“Whether they appear on television, are shared on the internet, or are carried around public places, WerePups are continually met with fascinatingly extreme reactions. From pure disgust to complete adoration, it’s clear that this unusual breed of infant strikes a chord with people young and old in a very big way. Often referred to as a combination of both cute and creepy, perhaps the most intriguing comment is the question that pops up daily to WerePup owners around the world: Is that real?”

I kind of like these.

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Chomsky: ‘Impressive Conman’ Trump Bashes Elites While Serving Them…


Date: September 30, 2018

01) Chomsky: ‘Impressive Conman’ Trump Bashes Elites While Serving Them


“The world laughed at U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations, but the imperial declarations he issued are no laughing matter. Trump may come off as a buffoon, but his global agenda is consistent with the bipartisan empire machine that runs the United States. This week on Intercepted: Famed dissident Noam Chomsky breaks down the Trump presidency; the defeat of the U.S. in Afghanistan; what he believes is a just position on Syria’s civil war; and the agenda of Vladimir Putin and Russia. He also discusses the impact of big social media companies and explains why a life of resisting and fighting is worth it…

Citation:
https://theintercept.com/2018/09/26/trump-united-nations-noam-chomsky/

Definitive Proof That Kavanaugh Lied…


Date: September 30, 2018

01) Definitive Proof That Kavanaugh Lied


“On Thursday, after listening to testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, several Republican senators said they would vote to confirm the nominee because it’s impossible to determine which witness—Ford or Kavanaugh—is telling the truth. Actually, it’s easy. We don’t know for certain whether Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Ford. But we do know that Kavanaugh lied repeatedly in his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Here are some of his lies.

Citation:
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/09/kavanaugh-lied-senate-judiciary-committee.html

Twitter Releases New Policy on ‘Dehumanizing Speech’…


Date: September 29, 2018

01) Twitter Releases New Policy on ‘Dehumanizing Speech’

“Twitter on Tuesday announced a new policy addressing “dehumanizing speech,” which will take effect later this year, and for the first time the public will be able to formally provide the company with feedback on the proposed rule.

The policy will prohibit “content that dehumanizes others based on their membership in an identifiable group, even when the material does not include a direct target.” It expands upon Twitter’s existing hateful conduct policy prohibiting users from threatening violence or directly attacking a specific individual on the basis of characteristics such as race, sexual orientation, or gender. Twitter’s users, especially women and minority groups, long have complained that the company’s rules have been ineffective and inconsistent in addressing harassment and abuse.”