Morning Digestion – 5:15:19: I AGREE WITH WP COLUMNIST: IT’S YOUR DUTY TO THE COUNTRY TO STOP WATCHING THE NEWS.

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WP Columnist says it’s our responsibility to society to stop watching the news. I agree and ‘splain in the Morning Digestion

LIST&LINKS

TRUMP:Ramps us v. Iran. Allies skepticalhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/world/middleeast/trump-iran-threats.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Orders partial evacuation of personnel at Iraq embassyhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/15/us/politics/us-iraq-embassy-evacuation.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Politics

NYT says global economy slumping because Trump’s trade war.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/15/business/us-china-trade-war-economy.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

China propaganda portrays itself as a victim of Trump bullying.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/world/asia/china-propaganda-trade.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Repub Senators getting antsy over Trump’s trade war.https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/white-house-explores-new-farmer-bailout-plan-as-us-china-trade-war-heats-up/2019/05/14/a7ee018e-7641-11e9-bd25-c989555e7766_story.html?utm_term=.1518b9c71883

Trump name hurting one of his golf courses in Floridahttps://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-prized-doral-resort-is-in-steep-decline-according-to-company-documents-showing-his-business-problems-are-mounting/2019/05/14/03cc701a-6b54-11e9-be3a-33217240a539_story.html?utm_term=.493e60d66f5e

Craftsman tools coming back to U.S. production because China tariffs.https://www.wsj.com/articles/stanley-to-make-more-craftsman-tools-in-u-s-11557919800?mod=hp_lista_pos4

Was it Brennan or was it Comey? Who insisted the Steele Dossier was legit?https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dispute-erupts-over-whether-brennan-comey-pushed-steele-dossier-as-doj-probe-into-misconduct-begins

MEDIA:Do we have a duty to tune out the news?https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/do-we-owe-it-to-society–and-ourselves–to-tune-out-the-news/2019/05/14/144c9810-70eb-11e9-9eb4-0828f5389013_story.html?utm_term=.24f285f03078

POLITICS:Dem field swells to almost two dozen. Nobody can stand out.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-presidential-field-swells-to-unheard-of-size-democrats-may-struggle-to-choose-a-nominee-and-message/2019/05/14/a3e3de6a-75ce-11e9-b7ae-390de4259661_story.html?utm_term=.cf5bb90e45ce

Mayor Pete striking out with black voters. “He’s white male and gay.” No sale.https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/15/pete-buttigieg-black-voters-1322396

Biden’s Iraq War vote haunts him.https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/15/joe-biden-iraq-war-vote-1322914

Biden’s slow and steady strategy working for him. Wait. What about above?https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/15/joe-biden-slow-approach-1324592

Mark Cuban says he might run as indie, says Dem proposals are just headline porn. and who can beat Trump now? “Nobody”.https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/14/mark-cuban-leaves-open-possibility-of-running-for-president-as-an-independent.html

TECH:SF bans facial recognition techhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/us/facial-recognition-ban-san-francisco.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=US

FB restricts live streaming after NZ shooting.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/technology/facebook-live-violent-content.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Business

Robo cop has arrived.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/14/one-solution-keeping-traffic-stops-turning-violent-robot-that-separates-police-officers-drivers/?utm_term=.ac1353daa18e

FB’s What’s App discovers hackers can infect your phone with malware by calling.https://nypost.com/2019/05/13/whatsapp-discovers-spyware-that-infects-with-just-a-phone-call/


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