September 9, 2016

Arrest warrants issued for Green Party’s presidential and vice presidential candidates over Dakota Access pipeline protest, Stein says they should go after the “real vandals”. https://www.salon.com/2016/09/08/sheriff-issues-arrest-warrant-for-green-partys-jill-stein-after-north-dakota-oil-pipeline-protest/

Federal financial watchdog fines Wells Fargo Bank for allegedly opening millions of new accounts in customers’ names and moving money into those accounts without permission. Bank blames employees. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/09/08/wells-fargo-fined-185m-over-unauthorized-accounts/90003212/

400 more U.S. soldiers deployed in Iraq, raising total there to more than 4,400. http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/400-additional-troops-deploy-to-iraq

Brazil’s new president booed at Paralympic opening ceremony after impeachment of Rousseff. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rio-paralympics-president-temer-booed_us_57d12c5fe4b03d2d4598791d

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson draws a blank on Aleppo question. New York Times corrects its own story twice, noting that Aleppo is neither Islamic State’s capital nor the capital of Syria. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/09/us/politics/gary-johnson-aleppo.html?_r=0

Two members of hacker gang “Crackas With Attitude” who accessed CIA and National Intelligence director’s email accounts, accounts of FBI officials, reportedly arrested in North Carolina, three U.K. teenagers also under investigation. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/men-who-allegedly-hacked-cia-director-arrested/2016/09/08/86461478-75cb-11e6-be4f-3f42f2e5a49e_story.html

Trump implies he will replace top generals if elected. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/trump-suggests-fire-the-generals-227862

California governor signs country’s toughest environmental law, aimed at huge cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.  http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-jerry-brown-signs-climate-laws-20160908-snap-story.html

Air marshal program reportedly costing taxpayers $820 million a year, which works out to about $200 million per arrest. http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article100626637.html

45% of Americans are taking prescription painkillers, tranquilizers, stimulants or sedatives according to government survey. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/09/08/493151952/widespread-use-of-prescription-drugs-provides-ample-supply-for-abuse

Presidential race tight in battleground states. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/battleground-state-polls-show-tight-races-trump-clinton/story?id=41952502

Lawyer reportedly using Indiana’s religious freedom law to defend client against child abuse charges. Others have used the law to claim their religious beliefs require them to smoke marijuana and not pay taxes. http://time.com/4481073/indiana-rfra-law-child-abuse/

Clinton accused of wearing earpiece to cheat at security forum. http://fusion.net/story/345261/hillary-clinton-earpiece-conspiracy-theory/

World Bank says air pollution is imposing huge costs on world economy due to large number of deaths and illnesses. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/09/08/making-case-clean-air-world-bank-says-pollution-cost-global-economy-5-trillion

Elizabeth Warren urges Congress to increase corporate taxes, tighten laws instead of offering special deals to companies wishing to move assets back to the U.S. after EU tax ruling. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/09/08/elizabeth-warren-apples-tax-shirking-schemes-show-congress-must-reform-us-code

Former secretary of state Colin Powell reportedly used private mail address to contact some foreign leaders, State Department officials. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/08/colin-powell-hillary-clinton-email-state-department

Federal employee removed from flight discusses the incident and other incidents involving Muslim Americans. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/08/muslim-woman-kicked-off-american-airlines-flight-islamophobia

Clinton’s national security advisors include familiar faces from Bush and Obama administrations. https://theintercept.com/2016/09/08/hillary-clintons-national-security-advisors-are-a-whos-who-of-the-warfare-state/

Henry Kissinger was George Bush’s first choice to lead 9/11 inquiry, records of SEC investigation into suspicious 9/11 stock trades were destroyed, recordings of 9/11 follow-up interviews with air traffic controllers were destroyed, Atta received $100,000 from Pakistani intelligence official who was meeting in Washington with U.S. lawmakers on the morning of the attacks. http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/09/08/911s-known-knowns/

North Korea reportedly tests its largest bomb ever, a Nagasaki-sized nuclear weapon. https://news.vice.com/article/it-looks-like-north-korea-just-detonated-its-biggest-nuclear-bomb-yet

American Legion reportedly votes to support medicinal marijuana use, calls on Congress to drop it from list of controlled substances. https://news.vice.com/article/american-legion-veterans-want-congress-to-treat-marijuana-like-medicine

Denver Broncos player Brandon Marshall reportedly kneels for national anthem at first regular season game, evokes insults from haters. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/internet-racists-freak-out-after-nfls-marshall-protests-anthem-this-country-is-full-of-traitors/

Retailers called out for 9/11 themed sales pitches.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/florida-walmart-and-texas-mattress-store-slammed-for-shockingly-tasteless-911-ads/

People upset after “stock images” they agreed to have taken end up in Trump commercial. http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Hillary-Clinton-Supporter-Donald-Trump-Ad-Philadelphia-Haddon-Heights-Grocery-Store-Construction-Worker-392680961.html

Staffers at Trump policy office reportedly quit after it was decided they would not be paid. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2016/09/08/inside-the-collapse-of-trumps-d-c-policy-shop/

New Orleans man allegedly charged with hate crime under “Blue Lives Matter” law for swearing at officers. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/new-orleans-police-admit-blue-lives-matter-law-shouldnt-be-used-against-man-who-called-cop-nr/

North Dakota’s governor reportedly activates National Guard troops, plans to set up highway checkpoint, keep military police in reserve, ahead of court pipeline decision. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/9/8/headlines/nd_governor_activates_national_guard_ahead_of_fridays_pipeline_ruling

North Korea bans sarcastic remarks, such as “This is all America’s fault”. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/kim-jong-un-bans-sarcasm-after-north-koreans-praise-him-ironically-using-phrases-like-this-all-1580270

Facebook reportedly deletes famous “napalm girl” image from Vietnam War for nudity. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/mark-zuckerberg-lambasted-over-facebooks-censorship-pulitzer-prize-winning-napalm-girl-photo-1580483

British man reportedly files $19 billion lawsuit against Mastercard for charging merchants excessive transaction fees. http://www.businessinsider.com/r-mastercard-sued-for-19-billion-in-britains-biggest-damages-claim-2016-9

 

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September 9, 2016

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