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#MorningMonarchy: December 5, 2018

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#MorningMonarchy: December 5, 2018Shitty touchscreens, 3D-printed steaks and chorizo elections + this day in history w/the Great Smog of London and our song of the day by Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis on your Morning Monarchy for December 5, 2018.


Not Lovin' It - Researchers Find Feces On Every McDonald's Touchscreen Tested

Study finds fecal matter on touchscreens at eight @McDonalds in UK (Audio)

The US Military Is Genetically Engineering New Life Forms To Detect Enemy Subs

Researchers grow a placenta in a petri dish

Cyborg Plant Controls a Robot to Move Itself Towards Light (Audio)

This 3D-Printed 'Steak' Is Made From Rice, Peas, and Seaweed Paste

ALERT: Massive Ground Beef Recall Expands To More Than 12 MILLION Pounds

What you need to know about the #groundbeef recall (Audio)

📷 Women place slices of Chorizo sausage inside ballots to protest against corrupt politicians at a polling station in Ronda during Andalusia's regional election // Far-right wins seats in Andalusia parliament in first for post-Franco Spain

Kraft Heinz buys paleo brand Primal Kitchen for $200M

Boston Suburb Fights Drunkenness by Requiring People to Buy Bigger Bottles of Booze

Ancient Viruses Are Probably Why Weed Has THC and CBD

Michigan to be first Midwest state to allow recreational pot

New Jersey moves closer to legalizing recreational marijuana

Utah lawmakers overwhelmingly give thumbs up to medical marijuana compromise, overriding Prop. 2

Marlboro maker Altria the latest big company to explore pot

A Johns Hopkins University study finds garlic and other natural remedies more effective than antibiotics in treating Lyme disease.

Sleep-tracking ring Oura raises $20 million from Michael Dell, Lance Armstrong and others

U.S. judge concerned over government nod for CVS-Aetna deal

Preschool assistant accidentally serves students Pine-Sol instead of apple juice

Chemicals in personal care products linked to earlier puberty in girls

Alaska Rocked By More Than 200 Aftershocks Since Friday's Massive Quake

Bill Gates funds £2.3m study to simulate volcano blast to cool Earth

Anti-vaccine Italian Government Sacks Entire Health Expert Board

Bayer To Fire 12,000 - One Of Every Ten Workers - After Monsanto Legal Troubles

.@Bayer To Layoff 12,000 Employees Worldwide, Impact In Pittsburgh Unclear (Audio)

#ThisDayInHistory: #December5 w/The #GreatSmogOfLondon descends in 1952, combining cold fog with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow (Audio)

+ #Sinterklaas, #Prohibition over, #OperationCrossbow, @AFLCIO merger, #JohnLennon's last interview, ex-@GinBlossoms guitarist #DouglasHopkins suicide, '#OBrotherWhereArtThou' soundtrack released

Flashback: History/Mystery: Nazis, nixon, milk & Jonestown, CIA, conspiracy & more // Former Nazi is 'a great american,' say Oregon neighbors // AIPAC founder's files reveal shift to stealth lobbying // hitler's bookmark surfaces in federal bust // Vatican to keep Hitler’s Pope papers secret // US opposes anti-Nazi resolution at un general assembly // More Nixon tapes & records being made public // Evidence suggests CIA funded experiments at state hospital // Jim Jones, Guyana 'suicides' & Harvey Milk's premonitions of death // The irony of George Carlin being bleeped, posthumously, at awards (Dec. 5, 2008)

Flashback: Econocrash: bailouts, sellouts, Jobcuts & war // US jobless rolls climb to 26yr high // AT&T will cut 12k jobs // JPMO to cut 9,200 jobs at WaMu // The famine of 2009 // Portland-area temp workers losing jobs // Soldiers choose war over bleak economy // Protesters chant 'bailout is a sellout' as big 3 execs testify // CNN censors federal reserve rant? (Dec. 5, 2008)

Flashback: Georgia/Russia, Mossad/Turkey, Iceland/melts & Crisis/Canada // Saakashvili confesses: we started the war // Mossad role in Turkey coup plot revealed // Icelanders protest economic meltdown // Crisis-torn Canada suspends parliament (Dec. 5, 2008)

Flashback: Police state int’l: Bioterror, Bigbro, behavioral screening & more // Stratcom urges quick nuclear weapons modernization // Iran war games, Northrop ABM, nuclear terror + // UK’s big brother police to get 'war-time' powers // German police get powers to hack into home computers // Berlusconi plans to use g8 presidency to 'regulate the internet' // Bush FCC chairman considering 'porn-free Internet' // Courtroom showdown: Bush demands spying telecom amnesty // Behavioral screening: the future of airport security? (Dec. 5, 2008)

+ #MartinVanBuren, #FritzLang, #WaltDisney, #OttoPreminger, #SonnyBoyWilliamsonII, #LittleRichard, #JJCale, #AndyKim, #DoctorDre, @MargaretCho, #NickStahl birthdays

#PumpUpThaVolume: Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis - "I Just Lived A Country Song" (Audio)

#MorningMonarchy: December 5, 2018