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* JBLM’s Master Sgt. Earl Plumlee receives Medal of Freedom,
* Inslee announces homelessness proposals for 2022,
* Financial Times: The US system is no match for Donald Trump!

“President Joe Biden presents the Medal of Honor to JBLM’s Army Master Sgt. Earl Plumlee for his actions in Afghanistan on Aug. 28, 2013, during an event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in Washington.
Credit: AP Photo/Evan Vucci via KING-5 TV, Seattle.


+ KING-5 TV: President Biden awards Medal of Honor to Master Sgt. Earl Plumlee, a Special Forces soldier stationed at JBLM

+ Thurston Talk: Christmas Eve Church Services in Yelm and Throughout Thurston County

+ Office of Gov. Gov. Jay Inslee: Inslee’s 2022 budget highlights poverty, climate, salmon recovery and transportation investments

+ Office of Gov. Gov. Jay Inslee: Inslee announces homelessness proposals for 2022

+ The Financial Times (UK): The US system is no match for Donald Trump – As Jay Inslee, a Democratic governor, recently put it: “The American psyche has not recognised we were one vice-president away from a coup.”

+ The Olympian: Washington Tribes share these environmental concerns with Biden representative

+ NVN: Farrelli’s Pizza Plans to Open New Location in Yelm


NBC: Antarctic ice shelf could crack, raise seas by feet within decade, scientists warn

McClatchy Newspapers: Large concurrent heat waves occur about 7 times more often than in 1980s, study finds

Truthout: Illinois Sets National Precedent in Banning Immigration Detention

TomDispatch: Melting of Ice Sheets Is Dramatic, But Melting of Permafrost Means Mass Death

The Washington Post (subscribers only): A QAnon con: How the viral Wayfair sex trafficking lie hurt real kids – An Internet mob wanted to rescue a 13-year-old girl. Instead, they terrified her, derailed real trafficking investigations and incited ‘save the children’ violence.

CounterPunch: The Execution of Julian Assange – Assange committed empire’s greatest sin. He exposed it as a criminal enterprise. He documented its lies, callous disregard for human life, rampant corruption and innumerable war crimes. Republican or Democrat. Conservative or Labour. Trump or Biden. It does not matter.


MSNBC’s Maddow Blog: Rep. Jim Jordan now concedes he sent one of the controversial texts to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows ahead of the Jan. 6 attack.

MSNBC Opinion: Mark Meadows’ Jan. 6 texts remind us how much we don’t know – Fox News hosts can pretend Jan. 6 was no big deal — but we’ve got receipts now.

The Washington Post: Role as Trump’s gatekeeper puts Meadows in legal jeopardy — and at odds with Trump

MSNBC’s Maddow Blog: Trump’s banker also cooperates with New York investigation – Rosemary Vrablic, a former managing director at Deutsche Bank “who arranged hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to Trump.”

CNBC: MyPillow CEO says he is prepared to go broke pushing false pro-Trump election claims

NBC News: Agency overseeing Trump’s D.C. hotel lease failed to examine ethical, constitutional conflicts, report says – The General Services Administration “washed its hands of any responsibility” to review whether the emoluments clauses of the Constitution were being followed, the House committee found.

Posted by Steve on December 17, 2021 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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