Financial Press Cheers Election of Fascist in Brazil (Jimmy)
The author writes, “Brazil’s controversial elections pitted far-right Jair Bolsonaro against the center-left Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad. But it was clear which candidate international markets — and therefore the financial press — wanted.”
Bolton Says US Is Conducting ‘Offensive Cyber’ Action to Thwart Would-Be Election Disrupters (Reader Luke)
The author writes, “Bolton confirmed that the offensive activity fell below the level of armed conflict — it does not result in death, damage or destruction — in that it did not ‘require the type of sign-off’ from senior officials that would normally precede the use of military force. The White House, Bolton noted, recently eased rules governing offensive cyber operations.”
LA County Department of Public Works Takes Over Long-Criticized Compton Water District (Reader Steve)
The author writes, “State officials on Wednesday removed the elected board and general manager of a water district that for years has been accused of serving brown, smelly water to its customers in Compton.”
Fox News Tops CNN and MSNBC Combined in October Cable News Ratings (Jimmy)
The author writes, “Fox News topped MSNBC and CNN combined in the cable news ratings race for the month of October, according to Nielsen Media Research.”
Confessions of a US Postal Worker: “We deliver Amazon packages until we drop dead.” (Reader Luke)
The author writes, “Earlier this year, Amazon became the second US-based company to be valued at more than $1 trillion. Yet for all its dominance and efficiency, Amazon relies on a dusty, centuries-old system to deliver at least a third — and possibly as much as half — of its packages around the country: the United States Postal Service.”
Rick Perry ‘Accidentally Told the Truth’ About Dumping Nuclear Waste in Nevada, Roiling Senate Race (Reader Steve)
The author writes, “One thing that unites Nevadans is opposition to President Donald Trump’s effort to turn the state into a huge nuclear waste dump. That’s why many were surprised when Trump suggested he might abandon that policy after touring the state recently with GOP Senator Dean Heller, who is in a tight reelection race against Democrat Jacky Rosen. But Trump’s Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, admitted on Friday the administration still supports building the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository outside of Las Vegas.”
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