Usher’s News & Analysis, Feb. 23, 2020

Utter nonsense:

… public banking has higher risk and lower return than the current private bank system.

Bellingham City Council joins the public banking conversation

There’s only one state with a public bank, and that bank is vastly better for the state than a purely private-banking system.

Concerning State Treasurer Duane Davidson, let’s keep our eye on the revolving door to and from the private-banking system and the office of State Treasurer.


New York Times Catches Culinary Workers Union Leadership Discouraging Members From Supporting Sanders


A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers isn’t liable to damage to thousands of Houston homes that were inundated by two federally owned reservoirs in the days following Hurricane Harvey because they would have flooded regardless.

Judge: Army Corps Not Responsible for Harvey Flooding Damage


Superior Court Judge Mary Strobel on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction barring Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara from compelling the California Fair Access to Insurance Requirements Plan to offer comprehensive policies to homeowners who lost their property insurance because of the threat of wildfires.

Court Rules California FAIR Plan Can Offer Only Fire Insurance


The data left improperly secured on the cloud server is believed to date back to 2017.

MGM Resorts hacked: 10.6 million guests have their personal data exposed on hacking forum


A pack of lies: pure, neocon false-propaganda: zero proof ever offered up:

Same Goal, Different Playbook: Why Russia Would Support Trump and Sanders

Putin has refused to be the Empire’s puppet, so imperial dupes and minions attack, and spread lies about, Russia for money (including careers as “journalists and columnists” at the NYT).


Good answer:

“You’re basing your assumptions, George, on leaks that came out of a House Intelligence Committee hearing. I haven’t seen the intel, and I haven’t seen that analysis.”

He added, “I want to get whatever analysis they’ve got, and I want to make sure that the analysis is solid. From what I’ve heard, again, this is only what I’ve seen in the press, it doesn’t make any sense. … But look, if there’s someone from the intel community that has something different, I’d be happy to take a look at it. I just haven’t seen it.”

‘Haven’t seen that analysis’: National security adviser contradicts reports on Russia helping Trump reelection


“Yep! I rent, borrow, and thrift my clothes,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez. “(It’s also environmentally sustainable!) The Post is just mad that you can look good fighting for working families. Sequins are a great accessory to universal healthcare, don’t you agree?”

‘Sequins are a great accessory to universal healthcare’: AOC defends wearing $580 dress on The View