2019-10-01: News Headlines

RT (2019-10-01). VIRAL VIDEO of driverless cart SPINNING dangerously close to plane… and getting knocked out by quick-thinking worker. rt.com A hilariously out-of-control plane catering cart spun furiously around on the tarmac of O'Hare Airport, Chicago, coming alarmingly close to a parked jet, as the stunned ground crew watched on in alarm and dismay. | Footage posted online by a passenger filming from the terminal on Monday captured the bizarre scene as the vehicle, somehow without its driver, went rogue. One of the staff members appears to be transfixed by the cart's performance before a colleague hastily pulls them away from the approaching vehicle as it circles at speed, shedding its load. | Eventually, a staff member takes one for the team and…

Doug Johnson Hatlem (2019-10-01). Ten Recent Democratic Primary Polls Good for Bernie Sanders Ignored by the Conventional Wisdom. counterpunch.org The conventional wisdom for the Democratic Primary right now is that Senator Bernie Sanders is fading while Senator Elizabeth Warren is rising into a two-way race with former Vice-President Joe Biden. Nate Silver made the case after Debate 3 (September 12) in article form and has continued, via Twitter, to cherry-pick polls to fit this beatified narrative. | I am a bit loathe to engage in the exercise that follows — that is to highlight the evidence that runs counter to this narrative. While it feels a bit like cherry-picking in the opposite direction, it also just is a necessary counter-weight to a herding…

RT (2019-09-30). Homeless subway soprano: Incredible LA Metro singer in VIRAL VIDEO turns out to be Russian musician. rt.com The stunning singing star of an LAPD video tweet that went viral has been identified as a Russian woman who moved to the US decades ago, but says she fell on hard times and became homeless after her prized violin was stolen.

Mark Gruenberg (2019-09-30). Contract agreement is music to the ears of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians. peoplesworld.org BALTIMORE (PAI)—Ending a months-long lockout by their bosses, the musicians of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the BSO management agreed on a one-year contract, Musicians Local 40-543 and orchestra managers announced Sept. 23. The musicians returned to work the weekend of Sept. 27-28, but they won't get paid for another two weeks, a tweet from …

RT (2019-09-30). Trump tweets quote warning that impeachment will cause 'Civil War-like fracture' in US. rt.com US President Donald Trump responded to the Democrats-led impeachment inquiry by posting an ominous quote from a church leader who warned that removing him from office would inflict "Civil War-like" wounds on the nation. | Known for regularly watching shows on Fox News, Trump apparently liked how the Southern Baptist minister and televangelist Robert Jeffress appeared on the channel on Sunday and blasted the Democrats for wanting to impeach him. | "And I do want to make this prediction this morning: If the Democrats are successful in removing the president from office, I'm afraid it will cause a Civil War-like…

American Herald Tribune (2019-09-30). Daniel McAdams: "The US Has Ceased Being a Republic and Has Become a National Security State" theantimedia.com Daniel McAdams, the Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, is banned from Twitter.

Kurt Nimmo (2019-09-30). Houthis Claim Ambush of Saudis Killed Hundreds. globalresearch.ca It is being reported Houthi fighters, aka Ansarallah, have pulled off a major military offensive against Saudi troops in northern Yemen. | . | . | . | . | Yemen's Houthis say attacked Saudi border frontline, no immediate Saudi confirmation t.co/2ba748JR4Y pic.twitter.com/Jq7TIxzGYE | — Reuters …

Middle East Eye (2019-09-30). Exposed: Twitter Executive in Charge of Middle East is British Army 'PsyOp' Officer. theantimedia.com The senior Twitter executive with editorial responsibility for the Middle East is in the British Army's psychological warfare unit.

Alan MacLeod (2019-09-30). The media is increasingly becoming a mouthpiece for elites rather than holding them to account. thecanary.co One of the foundational myths of 'capital J' journalism is that the media are plucky underdogs holding the powerful to account. As CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour told talk-show host Stephen Colbert: We are the BFF ['best friend forever'] of the people. … We know who we are, who we serve — we're public servants, and we're best friends to all of you because we go out there, … go to all the dangerous places, and talk to all the dangerous people, and bring back the truth, and the facts, and t…

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-09-30). The US Wants Iran to Become a "Toothless Shark": Its Allies and Missile Programme to be Swept Off the Table. globalresearch.ca There will be no deal between Iran and the US as long as President Donald Trump is unwilling to lift his aggressive sanctions against the "Islamic Republic". Washington and Riyadh's top leaders have asked Pakistan and Iraq to mediate with …

Staff (2019-09-30). Why Haven't Police Departments Investigated Cops in Extremist Facebook Groups? truthout.org | | This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at revealnews.org and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at revealnews.org/podcast.Prison guard Geoffery Crosby was a member of more than 50 extremist groups on Facebook, including scores of racist groups dedicated to the…

Ilana Novick (2019-09-30). Facebook Touts Bans While Taking Hate Groups' Cash. truthdig.com Facebook has made a point of announcing anti-hate speech policies that include the blocking of white nationalist posts and outright bans of people like Alex Jones and Louis Farrakhan for their hateful content, However, the social media giant has taken millions in advertising fees from hate groups and their leaders, according to Sludge's Alex Kotch, who reviewed Facebook advertising data. | Kotch explains that Facebook "hosts and pro…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-09-30). 'Reprehensible': Critics Explode After Trump Tweets Impeachment Could Lead to 'Civil War'. commondreams.org "This isn't about Civil War, it's about violence." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump-jeffress-tweet-civil-war-impeachment.jpg

The Canary (2019-09-29). Scores of distressed refugees rescued after Mediterranean ordeal. thecanary.co Libya's coast guard has rescued about 70 Europe-bound refugees after days in distress in the Mediterranean Sea, according to the UN refugee agency. | UNHCR said the people have disembarked back in Libya. | The previous day, it said a boat carrying at least 50 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean. | Update on boat in distress: Some 70 persons have disembarked back in Libya by the coast guards, after days in distress at sea. UNHCR partner @IMC_Worldwide at the port to provide support. 2…

RT (2019-09-28). Police investigating after New Orleans radio host claims employer posted homophobic tweet, station says he wrote it himself. rt.com A New Orleans radio station accused of tweeting a homophobic remark about one of its hosts has alleged that the presenter penned…

Mark Petrakis (2019-09-28). What to Do About All Those Infernal Accusations of Cynicism and Negativity. dissidentvoice.org In addition to the unprecedented giveaway of the people's assets to multi billionaires that is outlined in the green new deal, when can I expect regime change for climate, bombing for climate, imperialist words for climate compulsory sterilization for climate, etc. — A 9.21.19 tweet from @cordeliers I hesitated today in posting this rather "ungloved" …

RT (2019-09-27). Why so serious!? After 'incel attack' warning, Joker's official Twitter page pranked into tweeting hardcore RACISM. rt.com With the upcoming 'Joker' movie already the subject of memes and an ominous warning by the US military about 'incel' violence, an internet prankster has tricked the movie's social media account into tweeting some hardcore racism. | A week away from release, 'Joker' has already been ridiculed as a movie pitched at Dorito-dust-stained neckbeards and fedora-clad incels — 'involuntary celibate' men, mad at the world and doubly so at women. In fact, so typecast is the movie's fan base that the US military warned soldiers on leave…

RT (2019-09-27). 'They lost the election, now they want to STEAL this one': Trump targets Democrats in impeachment ad. rt.com US President Donald Trump is blasting Democrats and "their media lapdogs" in a new campaign ad, claiming they seek to impeach him for wanting to investigate corruption in Ukraine involving former Vice President Joe Biden. | The 30-second ad that Trump tweeted out Friday afternoon opens with Biden boasting about getting a Ukrainian prosecutor fired after he threatened to withhold $1 billion from Kiev. The footage is from the former vice-president's January 2018 appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations. | I AM DRAINING THE SWAMP! pic.twitter.com/U7WxKrO6Kx— Donal…

Staff (2019-09-27). Over 2,000 Arrested in Egypt in Growing Protests Against Sisi, Trump's "Favorite Dictator" democracynow.org Demonstrations continued in Egypt Friday, with thousands taking to the streets to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over accusations of corruption. Nearly 2,000 people have been arrested over the past week amid protests in Cairo and other cities. The demonstrations were triggered by social media posts by a former army contractor accusing Sisi and other officials of misusing public money. Anti-government protests are rare in Egypt as they've been effectively banned since Sisi came to power following the 2013 overthrow of former President Mohamed Morsi and launched a widespread crackdown on d…

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