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  • AOC says she'll sign Tlaib's Trump impeachment resolution in wake of Mueller probe

    04/18/2019 11:13:35 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18 2019 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Hours after the Department of Justice on Thursday released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez committed to adding her name to an impeachment resolution aimed at President Trump. The New York Democrat revealed her intentions on Twitter, vowing to sign onto the resolution put forward by fellow freshman lawmaker Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., last month. The proposal calls on the House Judiciary Committee to probe whether or not the president committed any offenses that rise to the level of impeachment.
  • Shortages hit Cuba, raising fears of new economic crisis

    04/18/2019 3:08:24 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 49 replies
    BAUTA, Cuba (AP) — Just after 8 a.m., Pura Castell got in line behind about 100 other people waiting for a chance to buy frozen chicken legs. For two hours she leaned on her cane watching people leave the state-run market with their 5-pound limit. The chicken ran out at 10 a.m. while the 80-year-old Castell still had 20 people in front of her. She returned the next morning, but no chicken. Then, relief. A neighbor told her that chicken had arrived at the government store that distributes heavily subsidized monthly food rations. Her household of three was due three...
  • AOC Green Decade Video or How I saved the World

    04/18/2019 11:12:53 AM PDT · by rey · 14 replies
    What an ego, dreaming about how in the future she can look back on how she saved the world. Her video: What her meaningful work reminds me of, from "The Killing Fields."
  • Ocasio-Cortez Releases Puzzling Green New Deal Video

    04/18/2019 10:19:24 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 18 replies ^ | 04-18-2019 | Irina
    Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez yesterday released a cartoon video with an overview of the Green New Deal she spearheaded in Congress in a bid to arrest the progress of what she deems devastating climate change. The narrative in the video begins by focusing on Big Oil’s—and specifically Exxon’s—knowledge of climate change and the industry’s deliberate efforts to keep it out of the public attention and even finance climate change skepticism and doubt. The story makes a point of noting scientists’ statements on climate change with an emphasis on a recent warning that we have 12 years to reduce our carbon footprint...
  • Green New Deal: Oil Workers Replace Pipelines with Mangroves, Indigenous People Heal the Land(TR)

    04/18/2019 5:27:39 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Apr 2019 | Penny Starr
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the Intercept website collaborated on a seven-minute video that takes place in a future where Democrats control the House, Senate, and White House, and America is fundamentally transformed into a socialist country where fossil fuels are eliminated, everyone is guaranteed a union job, and the Green New Deal saves the planet.....Ocasio-Cortez then profiles Ileana, a “true child of the Green New Deal,” who joins the AmeriCorps to restore wetlands. “Most of her friends were in her union, including some oil workers in transition,” Ocasio-Cortex says. “They took apart old pipelines and got to work planting...
  • Climate Change: New York City Buildings to Face Greenhouse Gas Limits

    04/17/2019 7:25:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 17, 2019 | William Neuman
    New York City is about to embark on an ambitious plan to fight climate change that would force thousands of large buildings, like the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, to sharply reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The legislation, expected to be passed by the City Council on Thursday, would set emission caps for many different types of buildings, with the goal of achieving a 40 percent overall reduction of emissions by 2030. Buildings that do not meet the caps could face steep fines. The effort comes as New York, among other states, has undertaken a number of initiatives to...
  • GOP congressman chickens out on dare after Ocasio-Cortez calls his bluff(hurl alert)

    04/17/2019 3:27:42 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 15 replies
    Share Blue ^ | April 16 2019 | Dan Desai Martin
    Rep. Andy Barr invited Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to visit coal mines in Kentucky, but now he is walking back the offer. Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) is having second thoughts about the invitation he extended to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to visit Kentucky coal mines. On Friday, Barr walked back his blanket invitation, demanding Ocasio-Cortez apologize to Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) before she accompany him to the Bluegrass State. Ocasio-Cortez dismissed the stunt, telling the Lexington Herald Leader through a spokesperson that she doesn't "need Congressman Barr to meet with coal miners and have a town hall" but would "love his...
  • AOC narrates video from future in which her 'Green New Deal' saves US from environmental catastrophe

    04/17/2019 1:38:48 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    FOX News ^ | 04-17-2019 | By Sam Dorman
    In a video released on Wednesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., told a "story from the future" in which her "Green New Deal" transformed the American economy and rescued the United States from the dire threat of climate change. The freshman congresswoman predicted that Democrats would take both chambers of Congress and the White House by 2020 — ushering in a "decade of the Green New Deal" that prompted the "social and ecological transformation to save the planet." "Lots of people gave up, they said we were doomed," she said after blaming fossil fuel companies like Exxon for saddling the public...
  • Is death still the end? Scientists spark life in brains of dead pigs

    04/17/2019 11:43:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 53 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 4/17/19
    Yale scientists say experiment opens new frontier in brain research 35 minutes ago Re-vitalised brains of dead pigs said to be ‘cellularly active’. Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Re-vitalised brains of dead pigs said to be ‘cellularly active’. Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty An experiment has breathed life into the brains of pigs four hours after death. Scientists in the US restored circulation and cellular activity in 32 pig brains obtained from a meat-packing plant. While there was no evidence of re-awakening awareness or consciousness, the re-vitalised brains were said to be “cellularly active”. The study has implications that challenge long-held assumptions about the...
  • Scientists Restore Some Function In The Brains Of Dead Pigs

    04/17/2019 12:15:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | April 17, 20191:01 PM ET | Nell Greenfieldboyce
    The brains of dead pigs have been somewhat revived by scientists hours after the animals were killed in a slaughterhouse. The Yale University research team is careful to say that none of the brains regained the kind of organized electrical activity associated with consciousness or awareness. Still, the experiment described Wednesday in the journal Nature showed that a surprising amount of cellular function was either preserved or restored. The implications of this study have staggered ethicists, as they contemplate how this research should move forward and how it fits into the current understanding of what separates the living from the...
  • The Real Leaders Of The Democrats Want To Shut You Up

    04/15/2019 3:11:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 15, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    No, Nancy Pelosi is not the leader of the Democrat Party, nor are any of the 723 goofs running for its 2020 nomination. It’s a triumvirate that rules, but not a cool one like Caesar, Pompey and Crassus. Those dead white males actually had a track record of success. This triumvirate is composed of that adolescent who tweets a lot, that one CAIR fan from Michigan who didn’t marry her brother, and the one CAIR fan from Minnesota who allegedly did. That is their complete list of achievements, all of them: Tweeting and cheerleading Islamic militants. Oh, and whining. Lots of...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'hired a top Hollywood talent agency to try and get a book deal'..

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'hired a top Hollywood talent agency to try and get a book deal' but the project was mysteriously pulled AOC reportedly hired the Creative Artists Agency to try and get a book contract Earlier this year, the 29-year-old was said to have met with representatives But sources claim that the potential book deal was pulled for unknown reasons It's unclear if the project will be picked up at a later date, but sitting House members are prohibited from accepting book advances Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reportedly hired a top Hollywood talent agency to try and get a book...
  • Hypocrite AOC Slammed Tax Breaks for Amazon, But Sought One for HERSELF

    04/16/2019 5:50:10 PM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    24News ^ | 04-16-2019 | Sheri Urban
    by Sheri Urban Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) recently caused havoc in her hometown when she helped destroy a deal between Amazon and New York which would have brought thousands of high-paying jobs to the city. Her biggest argument against the deal was the "massive tax breaks" being offered to Amazon by NY in order to create 25,000-plus jobs. But today is was just exposed that AOC herself once sought a tax break for her own business, according to the Washington Examiner. Yep, you heard right. Typical leftist hypocrite: socialism for thee but not for me. In 2012, Ocasio-Cortez...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Quits Facebook, Calls Social Media a ‘Public Health Risk

    04/16/2019 5:35:28 PM PDT · by McGruff · 52 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | April 16, 2019 | Nick Arama
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has made a name for herself for the controversial things that she says on social media. But on Sunday, she announced she would be giving up Facebook because social media poses a “public health risk.” From Daily Caller: Ocasio-Cortez has used social media significantly to her political advantage thus far, but she announced Sunday in an interview with the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery” that she will no longer be using Facebook, according to WaPo. Her campaign is still running Facebook ads, the Washington Post reports. “I personally gave up Facebook, which was kind of a big...
  • VANITY: Is AOC the new Pia Zadora?

    04/16/2019 11:07:05 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 49 replies
    ME ^ | 4/16/19 | ME
    Do any of you remember the meteoric rise of actress Pia Zadora in the early 1980s? She was on every magazine cover and TV show. In fact, I recall watching a 1980s "NIGHT OF 1,000 STARS" on ABC-TV, and one of the famous actors said something to the effect of: "If this place goes down with all of us inside of it, then Pia Zadora has her big break!" But, what goes up must come down. I see so many similarities between AOC's meteoric rise and Zadora's. Interesting and intriguing, yet empty inside. Zadora's career tanked in the late 80s,...
  • Dozens of Dems vote 95 percent of time with AOC despite Pelosi's claim that bloc is 'like five...

    04/16/2019 9:44:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16, 2019 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Full title: Dozens of Dems vote 95 percent of time with AOC despite Pelosi's claim that bloc is 'like five people'Nearly 70 Democrats have been voting in tandem with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s scoffing that the far-left Democratic wing was only “like five people.” Pelosi downplayed the influence of the new-wave progressives, particularly Ocasio-Cortez, who pushed the party leftwards, during an interview with CBS News' Lesley Stahl on “60 Minutes,” saying that despite the noise, the party is still largely centrist and rejects socialism “as an economic system.” “You have these wings, AOC and her group...
  • Tucker Carlson: Those accusing Trump of trying to harm Omar are trying to control what you say

    04/16/2019 9:06:17 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 19 replies
    Faux Opinion ^ | April 16, 2019 | Tucker Hizself
    In 1992, Ilhan Omar came to this country from a refugee camp in East Africa. Three years later, she and her family applied for, and received, refugee status in the United States. Five years after that, she became a U.S. citizen. She’s been attacking the United States as a racist hellhole pretty much ever since. According to Omar, there’s barely a difference between this country and terrorist groups like Al Qaeda. In a 2013 interview, Omar complained that people seem to think there’s a big difference between America and Al Qaeda. "When I was in college, I took a terrorism...
  • AOC..says that America should consider cutting military and economic aid to Israel [tr] [ed]

    04/16/2019 7:41:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 16, 2019 | Danyal Hussain
    Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for being an authoritarian, 'Trump-like figure' while suggesting that US military and economic aid to Israel should be cut. The Representative for New York, a rising star in her party, has insisted that the idea of cutting aid to Israel should 'definitely be on the table'. The 29-year-old has been criticised by the Jewish Democratic Council of America for the comments, with the organisation saying that US-Israel ties 'must supersede politics'.
  • Pelosi appears to take new jab at Ocasio-Cortez, says ‘a glass of water’ with a ‘D’ could win <tr>

    04/15/2019 11:10:09 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15 2019 | Bradford Betz
    Pelosi appears to take new jab at Ocasio-Cortez, says ‘a glass of water’ with a ‘D’ could win their districts House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Monday made a point to heap more praise on Democrats who flipped Republican seats in the 2018 midterms and downplayed representatives like herself and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who carried districts where a "glass of water" with a "D" next to it could win. “When we won this election, it wasn’t in districts like mine or Alexandria’s,” Pelosi said. “[S]he’s a wonderful member of Congress as I think all of our colleagues will...
  • Ocasio-Cortez says cutting military, economic aid to Israel ‘can be discussed’

    04/15/2019 8:09:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 15, 2019 | 10:26pm | Chris Perez
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes the US should consider cutting military and economic aid to Israel — and Jewish Democrats are blasting her for it. “I think it’s something that can be discussed,” she said Sunday on Yahoo’s “Skullduggery” podcast, adding that the idea should “certainly” be on the table. “I think these are part of conversations we are having in our caucus,” the congresswoman added. “I hope to play a facilitating role in this conversation and a supportive role in this conversation. But I also know that there have been people leading on this for a long time, like Congresswoman...