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Sunday, November 19, 2017

West Underestimates The Other North Korean Threat

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

The war of words between the Trump White House and the North Korean dictator over nuclear weapons has led national security experts to warn that the U.S., South Korea and its allies are overlooking another dire prospect: the threat of biological weapons.

“Threats posed by North Korea’s biological weapons program must be considered a realistic proposition and addressed by the international community,” wrote Hyun-Kyung Kim, Elizabeth Philipp and Hattie Chung in their new report, “North Korea’s Biological Weapons Program: The Known and The Unknown,” from Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.…

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Report: Trump Earned Millions In Panama Deals With Mob Ties

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

Robert Mueller has some new material to work with as he continues his investigation of the Trump administration’s ties to Russia. A new report shows that for 10 years, a Trump property in Panama City collected millions of dollars from the Russian mafia and Colombian drug cartels. An investigation from Global Witness, an international NGO that probes corruption and money laundering, reveals how the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower turned a blind eye to crime lords looking for a safe haven to stash their blood money.

The property, which the lead broker Alexandre Ventura Nogueira describes as “Ivanka Trump’s baby,” listed units for three times the going rate in Panama City, thanks to the Trump name.…

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Our Country Turns To You, Alabama

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

Like so many women in recent days, I’ve discovered a renewed interest in who and what I was at age 14.

My freshman portrait in my high school yearbook is smaller than most “forever” postage stamps. What a skinny, wide-eyed scaredy-cat I was back then. You could fit everything I knew about the world in one of the cups of my starter bra.

That was 1973.

Six years later, it was Leigh Corfman’s turn to be 14.

She says that’s when Roy Moore sexually assaulted her.