Just untangling what the Stone case is about can be a mindbender. Stone publicly bragged about a direct line to WikiLeaks, then downplayed or omitted in congressional interviews his contacts with radio host and political activist Randy Credico after acknowledging he had been in touch with Jerome Corsi, a well-known conspiracy theorist. He did not turn over to Congress these communications or a text to the Trump campaign that “the package” was coming. No actual contacts with WikiLeaks were found, and there was nothing illegal about any of these communications, so concealing them had no point. Stone then wrote some over-the-top texts to Credico with allusions to “The Godfather” and threatened Credico’s dog. Critically, Credico testified that he did not take these texts seriously based on his relationship with Stone. So, the “victim” of this intimidation saw them as typical Stone hyperbole. … [Read more...] about Free Roger Stone
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Demonstrators have set up blockades in British Columbia and Ontario in solidarity with opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project that crosses the traditional territory of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation in northwestern British Columbia. … [Read more...] about Via Rail lays off 1,000 employees amid Canada rail protests
The scientists were helped in their analysis by different isotopes found in methane emissions from natural sources, compared to emissions from the production of fossil fuels. Isotopes are versions of an element that have very slight differences, allowing the researchers to differentiate between them. … [Read more...] about Fossil fuels are to blame for soaring methane levels, study shows
"This trend must be interpreted very cautiously. Trends can change as new populations are affected. It's too early to tell if this reported decline will continue. Every scenario is still on the table," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), said during a press conference Monday. … [Read more...] about Xi Jinping says battle against coronavirus making “visible progress” as death toll passes 2,000
On Feb. 15, news broke that former Love Island host Caroline Flack had killed herself. The TV presenter had been a regular fixture of U.K. tabloids, and was expected to appear at trial in March after pleading not guilty last year to assaulting her boyfriend with a lamp. Although we will likely never know the exact reasons Flack killed herself, actor and comedian Russell Brand fumed over the way the British press had treated her. “I am angry because I have watched this play out before with vulnerable people in the public eye,” Brand wrote, “and I would like to slay with some righteous sword the salacious, foaming, incessant poking, trolling judgment that chased her to the grave.” … [Read more...] about Could ‘Love Island’ Host Caroline Flack’s Death Urge a Reality TV Reckoning?