Daily Archives: August 10, 2019

Bag Man Podcast – Episode 5: Double-Header | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Published on Apr 11, 2019
With his own Justice Department on the verge of indicting him, Vice President Spiro Agnew attempts a last-ditch effort to survive. A Constitutional crisis-inducing argument that even if prosecutors have evidence of his crimes, he can’t be indicted anyway… the power of the White House protects him. With President Nixon himself about to go down in Watergate, it’s now on one man’s shoulders– the Attorney General– to come up with a way to remove a criminal Vice President… before he ascends to the Presidency.

Bag Man Podcast – Episode 1: An Unsettling Secret | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Published on Apr 10, 2019
He was brash. Politically incorrect. An “outsider” political candidate who rose to the White House, out of nowhere, with a reputation as a “counter-puncher.” But Vice President Spiro Agnew was also something else… an active criminal whose secrets were about to be exposed. What happens when a “counter-puncher” in the White House suddenly sees his political future directly threatened by investigators inside his own Justice Department?

Bag Man Podcast – Episode 7: You Can’t Fire Me — I Quit | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Published on Apr 11, 2019
Disgraced Vice President Spiro T. Agnew officially becomes a private citizen and addresses the nation one last time… as a convicted criminal. Agnew continues his attacks on the press and the prosecutors right to the end. But his sudden resignation leaves questions– unanswered– that echo 45 years later. Can a President or Vice President actually be criminally indicted while in office? And if not, what sort of pressure can be brought to bear… to force them out?

2019 International Day World’s Indigenous Peoples

Streamed live on Aug 9, 2019
Join us to celebrate World’s Indigenous Peoples Day!

This year’s theme is Indigenous Languages and the focus is on the current situation of indigenous languages around the world. The aim is to highlight the critical need to revitalize, preserve, and promote indigenous languages and share good practices through expert/interactive panels and presentation of innovative initiatives on indigenous languages.

Who is behind Hong Kong’s violence?

Published on Aug 10, 2019
Who is standing behind Hong Kong’s violence? That is a crucial question. When Hong Kong residents hold a rally to support police in fighting against riots and violence, some external forces become more active as the U.S. State Department admits their diplomats met with organizers of the Hong Kong separatists, following several U.S. political figures meeting with Hong Kong separatists in recent months. So, what’s behind the alarming cycle of violence? What is China’s central government’s latest stance on Hong Kong issues after an important conference was held in Shenzhen? And what can be done to address the turmoil and make the “Pearl of the Orient” shine again?

Woman grabs U.S. flag from HK rioters: ‘You people mess up society’ 香港女子奪走暴 徒手中的美國國旗:你們在擾亂社會

Published on Aug 10, 2019

Several thousand rioters thronged into Hong Kong International Airport on Friday and disrupted travelers. A woman got attacked by rioters as she tried to take a U.S. flag from them. “You are Chinese. You are Hong Kong residents. You should love that place and mustn’t mess it up,” said the woman.

At least 18 dead and a million evacuated as Typhoon Lekima hits China

Published on Aug 10, 2019

At least 18 people died and more than a million were forced to leave their homes as Typhoon Lekima hits China. Fourteen people are missing after a landslide, triggered by the storm.

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Sleepwalking towards Armageddon – CNN Nuclear


Nuclear physicist and former energy secretary Ernest Moniz on the breakdown of arms control agreements after the US withdrawal from the INF nuclear pact.
Source: CNN


The planet is being consumed by humans – CNN

By Mark Lynas  Updated 4:13 AM ET, Thu August 8, 2019

For Western consumers, giving up steak and lamb is arguably the single most important personal contribution to tackling both the climate and biodiversity crises.

Mark Lynas is a writer on climate change, and visiting fellow at the Alliance for Science at Cornell University. The opinions in this article belong to the author.

(CNN)Humanity is on a collision course with nature. Already 72% of the global ice-free land surface is dedicated to supporting our species, and between a quarter and a third of the entire ‘net primary production’ of the planet is consumed by humans.

Net primary production is a measure of the combined photosynthetic output of all the world’s plants. Because we grab so much for ourselves, smaller and smaller amounts are left in the food chain for the rest of life on Earth.

Climate change: Do you know the basics?

No wonder so many other species are going extinct, displaced to the margins of existence in disappearing forests and degraded ecosystems. According to the latest International Union for Conservation Nature’s (IUCN) Red List, 40% of amphibians, 25% of mammals, 14% birds and 33% of corals are threatened with extinction.
And it’s only expected to get worse. Within another 30 years the global human population will exceed 9 billion people, meaning we will have to increase food production by at least another 70% in order to stave off mass famine.

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