Daily News Digest September 30, 2016

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Daily News Digest September 30, 2016

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We’re on the Eve of Destruction!imageofthedayQuotes of the Day:

What’s so terrifying about this number? For several years now, scientists have been warning us that if atmospheric carbon were allowed to surpass 400 parts per million, it would mark a serious “tipping point” into some unstoppable climate ramifications. In 2012, the Arctic was the first region on Earth to cross this red line. Three years later, for the first time since scientists had begun to record them, carbon levels remained above 400 parts per million for an entire month.

This time, experts believe we’re stuck here for good, due to the cyclical effects of Mauna Loa’s CO2 curve. Carbon levels usually reach an annual low point near the end of September, Scripps notes, but this year, those numbers are hovering around 401 parts per million. There’s a chance that we’ve haven’t seen 2016’s lowest carbon levels yet, but the institution deems that occurrence “almost impossible.” — Goodbye World: We’ve Passed the Carbon Tipping Point For Good

Where is their wisdom at the Smithsonian? Where is any history of the ties between a racist foreign policy and domestic racism? What is the relationship between racism and war propaganda? I wouldn’t enter the new museum holding your breath until you find that exhibit. What public service is being offered by a museum that celebrates the Tuskeegee Airmen but thus far has given no public indication that it will explore the significance of the Tuskeegee Syphilis Experiment? Bombing foreigners who engage in human experimentation makes a better story than just bombing foreigners while engaging in human experimentation. The story can be told with the flaws of segregation, later remedied or in the process of quickly being repaired. There is value in that story. It’s not without its merits. But it is fundamentally false and may just get us all killed. — The African American History Missing from the Smithsonian

Videos of the Day:

Dollar’$ Collapse Today US Economics Update 2016 Bill Moyers interviews Richard Wolff


Bad Theater at the United Nations (Starring Kerry, Power, and Obama US Secretary of State John Kerry said at the UN Security Council a few days ago that he “felt like he was living in a parallel universe” after hearing the Russian Foreign Minister’s remarks on the bombing of a relief convoy in Syria, for which the USA accuses Russia of being responsible with absolutely no evidence. He is living in a parallel universe, it would seem. About 3 days earlier the US bombed Syrian Army positions, allegedly by mistake thinking they were ISIS positions, killing between 62 and 100 Syrian soldiers. WOOPS! by Gregory Barrett

You can’t have war without racism. You can have a world without both. We heard earlier today about racism and how it plays out in the conquest and exploitation of African countries, with a focus on the tragic situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. People in North America don’t normally hear much about this; that lack of reporting, and he resulting lack of interest, in itself indicates a high degree of racism. Why do the powers that be, the corporate-owned media that is one with the U.S. government, not care about the blatant racism happening in Africa, and the suffering and deaths of countless men, women and children? Well, obviously, in the minds of those who control the flow of information, those people simply don’t matter. After all, the 1% benefit from the theft from and exploitation of these people, so in their view, nothing else matters. And these crimes against humanity have been perpetrated for decades. By Robert Fantina (Remarks at #NoWar2016)warracism

Military-Style Raid Ends Native Prayer Against Dakota Pipelinedakotapipelineraid The Vicious Dogs of Manifest Destiny Resurface in North Dakota The use of violence in the service of American domination has a bloody and well-remembered history among the Dakota/Lakota people. By: Jacqueline Keeler

Photo: AFP / teleSUR

U.S. Military Is Building a $100 Million Drone Base in Africa By Nick TursedronebaseEnvironment:

 The world passes 400ppm carbon dioxide threshold. Permanently We are now living in a 400ppm world with levels unlikely to drop below the symbolic milestone in our lifetimes, say scientists. Climate Central reports By Brian Kahn for Climate Central, part of the Guardian Environment Network Since the industrial revolution, humans have been adding more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than plants can take up, driving levels higher, as well as global temperatures. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images400ppm 

Whither Humanity? The Environmental Crisis of Capitalism by Roland Sheppard (2009)whither

Ongoing Big Energy Crisis:

Obama Admin Quietly Enables Oil and Gas Drilling on Public Lands and Waters, Weakens Endangered Species Act As eyes turned to the most viewed presidential debate in U.S. history, the Obama administration meanwhile quietly auctioned off thousands of acres of land for oil and gas drilling in national forests, opened up 119 million acres for offshore drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico, and delivered a blow to the Endangered Species Act. By Steve HornstevehornBlack Liberation/ Civil Rights:

The African American History Missing from the Smithsonian by David Swanson



Shadow Government Statistics Commentary Number 835 August 2016 New Orders for Durable Goods, New and Existing Home Salesshadow Deutsche Bank crisis highlights impasse of world capitalism The spectre of Lehman Brothers is haunting Europe. On Monday (26 September) the price of shares in Deutsche bank, Germany’s largest lender, slumped to its lowest level since 1983. Following on the heels of the ongoing Italian banking crisis, the Brexit shock and the Chinese stock market crash, a slump of this magnitude in the shares of one of Europe’s biggest banks has dire implications, not only for the eurozone but for the world economy as a whole. The current panic surrounding Deutsche Bank was sparked by the announcement, published in Germany’s Focus magazine, that Angela Merkel had ruled out the possibility of intervening in the bank’s ongoing dispute with the United States’ Department of Justice (DoJ), which recently threatened the bank with a $14bn fine for the misselling of mortgage bonds in the run-up to the subprime mortgage crisis in 2008. by Josh Holroyddeutsche-bank

wallstreetonparadeStrange Deaths of JPMorgan Workers Continue Last Thursday, September 22, 2016, the body of Ann Korkki, a Senior Administrative Assistant in the Wealth Management division of JPMorgan Chase in Denver, Colorado was found with the body of her sister, Robin Korkki, inside their luxury vacation villa at the Maia Resort on Seychelles, an island in the Indian Ocean off the East African coast. Ann Korkki was 37; her sister Robin was 42. By Pam Martens and Russ Martens  martensWorld:

Shimon Peres was no peacemaker. I’ll never forget the sight of pouring blood and burning bodies at Qana Peres said the massacre came as a ‘bitter surprise’. It was a lie: the UN had repeatedly told Israel the camp was packed with refugees When the world heard that Shimon Peres had died, it shouted “Peacemaker!” But when I heard that Peres was dead, I thought of blood and fire and slaughter. By Robert Fiskrobertfisk Health, Science, Education, and Welfare: