Russia’s huge sell-off of US bonds
Trump distracts millions
with his obvious lies, meanwhile …
(Reuters) — The U.S. Treasury said on Monday that it will no longer require certain tax-exempt organizations including politically active nonprofit groups, such as the National Rifle Association and Planned Parenthood, to identify their financial donors to U.S. tax authorities.
… the move frees labor unions, issue advocacy organizations, veterans groups and other nonprofits that do not receive tax-exempt money from meeting confidential disclosure requirements set in place decades ago.
√ Sure, why would we want to know who’s corrupting our democracy?
New US startup airline orders 60 jetliners
— The USA is about to get a new start-up airline that will be launched by the founder of JetBlue.
— Speculation about David Neelenman’s start-up carrier has mounted since news about the effort – currently dubbed “Moxy” in investor presentations – was first reported in June by trade publication Airline Weekly.
>>> World’s top ten airlines named, none, of course, in miserable US system
>>> Passenger group seeks law on minimum seat size
Bezos becomes richest man in history,
as his workers in some countries are striking
— Just as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was named the richest person in modern history, Amazon workers across Europe have gone out on strike to protest pay and work conditions.
— Warehouse workers in Germany, Spain and Poland are protesting against workplace health hazards, and being required to work more hours without getting bonuses.
Why not just leave our ballot boxes on a Moscow street corner?
(Motherboard) The nation’s top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access software on election-management systems it sold over a period of six years, raising questions about the security of those systems and the integrity of elections that were conducted with them.
Astronomers find 12 new moons of Jupiter …
… and one’s on a collision course with the others
— 0ne of a dozen new moons discovered around Jupiter is circling the planet on a suicide orbit that will inevitably lead to its violent destruction, astronomers say.
— The team first glimpsed the moons in March last year from the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, but needed more than a year to confirm that the bodies were locked in orbit around the gas giant. “It was a long process,” said Scott Sheppard, who led the effort at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington DC.
India’s fake news epidemic is getting people killed
— Sukanta Chakraborty was hired in June by the Information and Culture department of the Indian state of Tripura to teach Indians how to spot fake news on apps like WhatsApp. He was dead before July.
— With a loudspeaker in hand, the 33-year-old travelled from village to village in the north eastern Indian state of Tripura state in his new job as a “rumor buster,” trying to warn people against the dangers of believing the salacious rumors about child abductors, organ thieves, or cow killers that they were reading on their cell phones.
MGM resorts sues 1,000 victims in mass shooting
— MGM Resorts is suing more than 1,000 victims of the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas, claiming it has “no liability of any kind.” The company—which owns the Mandalay Bay hotel from which Stephen Paddock opened fire, as well as the targeted venue of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival—argues it shouldn’t be held responsible for 58 dead and more than 850 injured because it hired a security company certified by the Department of Homeland Security.
This was the day an American president stood on foreign soil next to a murderous lying thug and refused to back his own country. Patriots need to stand up and reject the behavior of this president.
— James Comey, former director, FBI
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We won’t be posting any fake outrage from politicians over the Trump-Putin fiasco. We’ll wait until they actually DO something. Until then, here’s some real outrage.