Usher’s News & Analysis, Feb. 8, 2020

Southern States Slammed By Deadly Wind, Flooding as Severe Storms Move Through; Virginia Governor Declares Emergency


“We’ve got to bring China and Russia and Brazil and Pakistan and India and every major country on Earth into the fight against climate change, and here is my dream — maybe it’s a radical dream, but maybe just maybe, given the crisis of climate change, the world can understand that instead of spending $1.8 trillion a year collectively on weapons of destruction designed to kill each other, maybe we pool our resources and fight our common enemy, which is climate change.”

Sanders lays out his ‘radical dream’ to solve climate change


The world’s largest manufacturer of chlorpyrifos, an agricultural pesticide linked to brain damage in children, has announced that it will stop producing the chemical by the end of the year.

The announcement on Thursday by Corteva, the corporation formed from a Dow Chemical and DuPont merger, comes after the Trump administration reversed regulatory plans to ban the pesticide and rejected the scientific conclusions of US government experts.

Largest maker of pesticide linked to brain damage in kids to stop producing chemical


End of QE-4: Fed’s Repos Drop Below Oct 2 Level, T-Bills Balloon, MBS Fall, Total Assets Down to Dec 25 Level


Fascinating:

U.S. Permits Startup Nuro to Deploy Up to 5,000 Driverless Delivery Vehicles


You might roll your eyes at the beginning of Max’s report, but hang in there. It heats up and gets very detailed.

Iowa debacle fueled by anti-Bernie billionaires, Russiagate hucksters, failed DNC elites

Iowa’s voting debacle has renewed fears that the DNC is again working against Bernie Sanders and his grassroots campaign. The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal breaks down the network of dark money billionaires, Democratic elites, and Russiagate profiteers behind the app that ruined the Iowa vote, and a wider effort to stop Sanders’ progressive momentum.