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  • Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages, analysis shows

    05/23/2018 10:33:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 23, 2018 | by Damian Carrington
    Achieving the toughest climate change target set in the global Paris agreement will save the world about $30tn in damages, far more than the costs of cutting carbon emissions, according to a new economic analysis. Most nations, representing 90% of global population, would benefit economically from keeping global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, the research indicates. This includes almost all the world’s poorest countries, as well as the three biggest economies – the US, China and Japan – contradicting the claim of US president, Donald Trump, that climate action is too costly. The scientists used 40 global climate models...
  • Judge rules Trump can't block users on Twitter

    05/23/2018 10:21:24 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | Lydia Wheeler - 05/23/18 | Lydia Wheeler - 05/23/18
    A federal district court judge on Wednesday ruled that President Trump can't block people from viewing his Twitter feed over their political views. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, said President Trump’s Twitter account is a public forum and blocking people who reply to his tweets with differing opinions constitutes viewpoint discrimination, which violates the First Amendment. The court’s ruling is a major win for the Knight Foundation, which brought the lawsuit on behalf of seven people who were blocked from the @realDonaldTrump account because of opinions they expressed in...
  • Trump to Request $500 Million More for Border Wall

    05/23/2018 10:10:46 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 21 May, 2018 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    President Donald Trump is set to bump up his request for (FY 19) border-wall funding by $500 million, a new report says. The president will request at least $2.2 billion to build the wall in the budget for the next fiscal year, which begins in September, according to Politico.
  • Media more eager to defend MS-13 than NRA

    05/23/2018 10:10:18 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | May 22, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    It’d be nice if the media defended the NRA as fiercely as they defend MS-13. Last week, President Donald Trump hosted a summit with California law enforcement officers to discuss the dangers of the state’s “sanctuary” policies. During Q&A, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims worried that the sanctuary law prevented her from telling federal officials if she had an MS-13 gang member in custody. “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are,” said Trump. “These aren’t people. These are animals. And we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before.” The...
  • Judge rules President Trump may not block Twitter users for their political views

    05/23/2018 10:09:25 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 35 replies
    05/23/2018
    Headline only right now. Will post more when it comes across.
  • NFL reportedly officially adopts new national anthem policy

    05/23/2018 10:08:50 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 23, 2018 | Vincent Frank
    NFL owners have now reportedly offically adopted a new national anthem policy and it will certainly bring forward a pretty big discussion around the football world. According to MMQB’s Albert Breer, league owners decided to vote in favor or the anthem changes during their annual spring meeting on Wednesday.
  • Trump demands 'total transparency' from Rosenstein, FBI on Russia documents

    05/23/2018 10:03:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/18 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump on Wednesday demanded that federal law enforcement officials show "total transparency" about sensitive information related to the earliest days of the Russia probe."What I want from Rod, from the FBI, from everybody — we want transparency," Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, referring to his embattled deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein. The president spoke one day before senior law enforcement and intelligence leaders are set to meet with Republican lawmakers to discuss classified information related to a confidential source who helped advance the probe into Trump's campaign. No Democrats were invited to the...
  • Trump demands 'total transparency' on FBI 'spygate' ahead of Thursday meeting

    05/23/2018 10:02:27 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2018
    President Trump demanded "total transparency" Wednesday ahead of a meeting between top law enforcement officials and congressional Republicans demanding Russia probe documents. "They'll all be in the room tomorrow. We'll see what happens. I want total transparency," Trump said on the South Lawn of the White House. "You have to have transparency." On Monday, Trump tasked chief of staff John Kelly with organizing a meeting between FBI, Justice Department, and intelligence community representatives to provide congressional Republicans documents on an FBI informant linked to the Trump campaign.
  • Jemele Hill Named 2018 Journalist of the Year... [called Trump "white supremacist"]

    05/23/2018 10:00:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    The Root ^ | 5/21/18 | Monique Judge
    Jemele Hill, senior correspondent and columnist for ESPN’s The Undefeated, has been selected as the 2018 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.... Hill is known for “her provocative commentary on what’s happening in sports and in the news.” “She uses her platform to address national, social and cultural issues, in addition to sports. Hill nearly broke the internet last year when she criticized President Donald Trump. She also, taking up the NABJ spirit of advocacy, addressed athletes’ rights to take a knee to....
  • Will Starbucks become America's largest chain of homeless shelters?

    05/23/2018 9:55:26 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Fox news ^ | May 22,2018 | Jermey Carl
    Interestingly, the Washington Post recently reported that Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz may seek the Democratic nomination for president of the United States in 2020. If that’s true, that could explain a lot about the company’s concern with pleasing leftist activists. As part of its overreaction to the Philadelphia incident, Starbucks said it would close all its over 8,000 company-owned stores in the U.S. May 29 to conduct “anti-bias” training for employees – seemingly buying into the notion that the two African-American men were asked to leave the store because of their race. Starbucks also engaged former Attorney General Eric...
  • Robot sub finds 'holy grail of shipwrecks' with treasure worth billions

    05/23/2018 9:53:09 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    MSN ^ | 05/23/18
    A more than 300-year-old Spanish shipwreck carrying treasure that might be worth up to $17 billion was discovered with the help of an underwater robot. It's called the Remus 6000 and it can dive nearly four miles and is loaded with sensors and cameras. Bronze cannons confirmed "the holy grail of shipwrecks" had been found at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea. They are engraved with dolphins — a telltale sign they belong to the Spanish galleon San Jose, lost more than 300 years ago. "I just sat there for about 10 minutes and smiled," said Jeff Kaeli, a research...
  • FBI Agent at Mike Flynn Interrogation Is Ready to Testify Against McCabe, Strzok and Comey!

    05/23/2018 9:52:37 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/23/2018 | Jim Holf
    On Friday May 11, 2018, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein stating Comey testified the FBI didn’t think General Flynn lied. Grassley also revealed Joe Pientka was the second FBI agent who joined Peter Strzok on January 24th, 2017 in an ambush style interview to take down General Flynn. Grassley demanded the FBI and DOJ produce the transcript of Flynn’s intercepted calls with Russian Ambassador Kislyak and the related 302’s by May 25th. (302’s are reports FBI agents take to summarize an interview with a subject.) The...
  • Senate Democrats look for traction on gas prices

    05/23/2018 9:52:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is ripping the White House over high gas prices, arguing President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal is putting a pinch on middle class wallets. “According to energy analysts and experts, President Trump’s reckless decision to pull out of the Iran deal has led to higher oil prices,” Schumer said at a press conference held at an Exxon filling station on Capitol Hill, where a gallon of regular costs $3.89. “These higher oil prices are translating directly to soaring gas prices, something we know disproportionately hurts middle- and lower-income people,” Schumer...
  • Meanwhile, where is Imran Awan and the DNC server?

    05/23/2018 9:45:24 AM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    worldtribune.com ^ | 5/22/2018 | staff
    Former House IT aide Imran Awan remains in a “High Intensity Supervision Program” as he awaits trial on charges of bank fraud. Official Washington, with the exception of President Donald Trump, seems oblivious to the man’s existence despite the fact that he was hired by former DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and enjoyed access to the digital records and emails of an alarming and still unspecified number of Democratic members of Congress No major media organizations are asking obvious questions about his role in the Trump investigation and his possible ties to the alleged hacking of Democratic National Committee...
  • Latest fracking news (left is freaking out)

    05/23/2018 9:43:14 AM PDT · by gattaca · 22 replies
    Eco Watch ^ | May 22, 2018 | Eco Watch
    Trump Opens Door to Dangerous Fracking in Northern Arizona A new Trump administration plan proposes to auction off 4,200 acres of public land for oil and gas development in northern Arizona. The lands straddle the Little Colorado River, are within three miles of Petrified Forest National Park, and are near habitat for a federally threatened fish called the Little Colorado spinedace. Drilling and fracking would threaten to deplete and pollute groundwater in the Little Colorado River Basin. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning the September auction—which would convey development rights to fossil-fuel companies—without any site-specific public or environmental...
  • New policy requires players, personnel on the field to stand for anthem

    05/23/2018 9:39:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    ESP ^ | May 22,2018 | Kevin SeifertDan Graziano
    ATLANTA -- NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday. The new policy subjects teams to a fine if a player or any other team personnel do not show appropriate respect for the anthem. That includes any attempt to sit or kneel, as dozens of players have done during the past two seasons. Those teams will also have the option to fine any team personnel, including...
  • Statement From NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

    05/23/2018 9:37:59 AM PDT · by bankwalker · 37 replies
    NFL Communications ^ | 5/23/2018 | Roger Goodell
    The policy adopted today was approved in concert with the NFL’s ongoing commitment to local communities and our country — one that is extraordinary in its scope, resources, and alignment with our players. We are dedicated to continuing our collaboration with players to advance the goals of justice and fairness in all corners of our society. The efforts by many of our players sparked awareness and action around issues of social justice that must be addressed. The platform that we have created together is certainly unique in professional sports and quite likely in American business. We are honored to work...
  • Flake blasts news that Dems not invited to briefing on Russia docs: 'This is not right'

    05/23/2018 9:34:52 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | Brett Samuels - 05/23/18 | Brett Samuels - 05/23/18
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday criticized the White House for excluding Democrats from a meeting with top intelligence officials about a confidential FBI source in the Russia probe. “This is not right. Briefings like this should be bipartisan,” Flake tweeted. Flake, a Republican who is retiring from Congress when his term ends in January, has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration. Etc...
  • Jazz Musician Wynton Marsalis: Filth-Filled Rap, Hip-Hop 'More Damaging' Than Confederate Statues

    05/23/2018 9:23:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/23/2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz musician Wynton Marsalis said that the racially charged and profanity-laced creations in rap and hip-hop are "more damaging" to the culture and to black Americans "than a statue of Robert E. Lee." During a recent interview with the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart, Marsalis -- the first jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1997 -- said: “My words are not that powerful. I started saying in 1985 I don’t think we should have a music talking about niggers and bitches and hoes. It had no impact. I’ve said it. I’ve repeated it. I still...
  • Will Pentagon Audit Lead to Missing Money & Expose More Deep State Corruption?

    05/23/2018 9:21:28 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    Detailing the specifics of waste or even graft that has transpired inside the military-industrial-security complex is a task that could get an investigator killed. The biggest cash cow is wrapped in the flag and exists within a culture where mere scrutiny lays open charges of being unpatriotic. Munitions merchants maintain a special relationship with Generals and Admirals who promote, protect or facilitate the continuous development and deployment of weapon systems. The revolving door of influence rewards compromised legislatures or bureaucrats with executive payoffs when they leave government service. Senator Enzi Seeks Timeline for Ongoing Pentagon Audit, shows concern that this...