Daily News Digest June 30, 2016

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Daily News Digest June 30, 2016

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BritainImageoftheDayEPA’s Figures Don’t Lie, But Liars Can ‘Figure’: EPAs RadNet data leaves a lot to be desired and is very deceptive, no doubt on purpose. We’ve had a bit of discussion on Bakersfield Calif lately and I have looked into what 2016 has offered to us. I offer up two graphs this morning. The first is RadNet straight up, no chasers. The second is my modification which includes any hour that RadNet “forgot” to show.Radnet1Radnet2 Quotes of the Day: 

Worse yet, Halle and Chomsky are decidedly wrong in their assessment, hiding behind their religious belief that the utilitarian logic they employ is obvious and a priori correct. They willfully ignore that the logic of lesser evil voting (LEV) is a causal mechanism pushing the political structure to the right. They cannot fathom that their strategy is part of the rightward drift, even while they admit that that rightward trend exists, which is why, in Chomsky’s words, Democrats are now “Moderate Republicans”. — To My Less-Evilism Haters: A Rejoinder to Halle and Chomsky

It’s an intellectually dishonest position and a morally indefensible one. According to the specious argument of their Tractatus, Halle and Chomsky would not bear any responsibility for the deaths caused by the candidate (HRC) they support. But Greens, anarchists, socialists and anti-war libertarians who reject the Queen of Chaos would bear responsibility for the carnage caused by the candidate (Trump) they did not support. That’s a textbook case of moral hypocrisy. — Noam Chomsky, John Halle and Henry the First: a Note on Lesser Evil Voting 


Pax Americana and The Failure of ‘Lesser Evilism’ By Roland SheppardRepublicrat To My Less-Evilism Haters: A Rejoinder to Halle and Chomsky by Andrew SmolskiLesserEvilism Noam Chomsky, John Halle and Henry the First: a Note on Lesser Evil Voting by Jeffrey St. Clair

Defending a Sacred Trust: The High Stakes for the Future of US Social Security By Christian ColemanSacredTrustThe 1% Are Preparing the Way for The Iron Heel: The NY Times Is Normalizing Fascism by Running Marine Le Pen’s Column Leader of France’s far-right, xenophobic National Front party featured on the pages of America’s premier news outlet. By Sarah Lazare NewTorkTimesEnvironment:

Brexit Vote Means U.K. Is No Longer Bound to Meet EU Climate Targets By Paul BrownBrexitClimate Ongoing/Big Energy Disasters:

“Drill Baby Drill!”: Obama Admin Approved Over 1,500 Offshore Fracking Permits in Gulf of Mexico and Mainstream Media Has Ignored It By Steve Horn SteveHornThere’s No Covering Up This One — Visible Pollution Leaking from NY Nuclear PlantNYNuclearPlantBlack Liberation/Civil Rights:BARFreedom Rider: The Good News of Brexit by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

Brexit: A Nail in the Coffin of Neo-colonialism in Africa by Netfa FreemanBarNetfa

Say Her Name by BAR poet in residence Raymond Nat TurnerBarRaymondThe Obama Legacy Part 1: Profits for the Monopolies, Healthcare for Those Who Can Afford it by Danny Haiphong

BarDannyWhy Didn’t Black People Protest the Acquittal of Accused Freddy Gray Killer? An Interview with Carl Dix by BAR editor and columnist Dr. Marsha Coleman-AdebayoBarMarshaWhen Haiti Defeated the British Empire by Pascal RobertBarPascalObama’s AFRICOM Nominee Will Seek Authority to Assassinate by Ann Garrison  BarAnn


Both the policy of ‘lessor evil ’ and the declared ‘‘partnership with the boss’ polices of the United States Trade Union Bureaucracy, and their counterparts in the Civil Rights Movement, the Women’s Movement , etc., have led to the recent quick economic decline of working people, and small businesses, in this country. — Roland Sheppard, The Fall of the Trade Union Movement (2010 Update) Elections: The Default of The Trade Union Movement


Shadow Government Statistics Commentary 817  ShadowShadow2 WallStreetOnParadeBig Banks May Get a Jolt When Fed Releases Final Results of Stress Tests Today By Pam Martens and Russ MartensMartensWorld:

Jeremy Corbyn Plans ‘Mandatory Reselection of  MPs’ If He Wins Fresh Leadership Mandate Leader’s allies plan ‘radical’ change to entrench power of members. By Paul WaughMPReselectionBritain in turmoil: Capitalism to blame : Britain is in a state of turmoil. There is a political crisis, which will be followed by a constitutional crisis. Independence is again on the cards in Scotland. There is fear in European establishment that Brexit could spark a continent-wide revolt. by Socialist AppealSocialistHealth, Education, and Welfare:

Who Got Rich Off the Student Debt Crisis 42 million people owe $1.3 trillion in student debt. It’s a profit center for Wall Street and the government. Here’s how we got into this mess. By James B. Steele and Lance WilliamsWhoGotRich