The Breakfast Club (Rhythm)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover  we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

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This Day in History

Nazi Germany invades Poland, start of World War II; Beslan hostage crisis begins in Russia; Bobby Fischer beats Boris Spassky for world chess crown; Boxer Rocky Marciano and singer Gloria Estefan born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Breakfast News

Satellite images reveal Isis destruction of Palmyra’s Temple of Bel

Satellite images have confirmed that Islamic State (Isis) has largely destroyed another ancient temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the United Nations said on Monday.

Germany urges other EU countries to take in more refugees

Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, has pressed other EU countries to do more to share the burden of refugees arriving in Europe, and said “it wasn’t right” that some nations were refusing to accept them.

Merkel said the current situation, which has seen chaotic scenes in the western Balkans as tens of thousands of refugees and migrants head north towards Austria and Germany, was “not satisfactory”. She said that Europe as a whole had to deal with the problem.

US stock markets finish down to close out worst August in three years

US stock markets all fell on Monday, ending the worst August in three years as investors worldwide continued to fret over China’s economy and the timing of the first increase in US interest rates in a decade. [..]

The falls came as investors reacted to similar dips in Asia and comments from the Federal Reserve vice-chairman, Stanley Fischer, over the weekend that suggested a rate increase could come sooner than some expected.

Firefighters partly contain wildfires in western US as rain and cool weather hits

Rain and cooler temperatures Monday helped firefighters battling a series of big blazes in north-central Washington and other states in the west.

In Washington, the North Star complex of wildfires stood at 313 square miles and was about 22% contained.

A small amount of rain that fell Sunday didn’t even reach the floor of the burning forests, but raised humidity levels, which helped firefighters, fire spokesman Donnie Davis said.

Singapore lifts ban on HIV-positive visitors

Singapore has lifted its two-decade-long ban on HIV-infected people entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months.

The health ministry said on Monday that the ban was lifted on 1 April, “given the current context with more than 5,000 Singapore residents living with HIV and the availability of effective treatment for the disease”.

The three-month restriction is apparently aimed at preventing long-term residence by foreigners, such as those looking to work in the island-nation or to accompany a child studying here.


Must Read Blog Posts

As With Civil Rights Movement, Democrats Seek to Co-Opt Black Lives Matter Ahead of Election Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter @ ShadowProof

We Need to Talk About the Democratic National Committee Chairperson Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

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FBI: Hurricane Katrina Made It Clear We Just Don’t Have Enough Stingray Devices Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Why the Koch Brothers Will Pour All Their Money Into Making Bernie Sanders President Jon Schwarz, The Intercept


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