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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger hops into his $264K car and more star snaps

    11/15/2018 11:38:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 4 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | Nov 15, 2018
    Arnold Schwarzenegger hops into his convertible Bentley Continental GT Speed with a cigar in his mouth. The car retails for $264,000.
  • Dem lawmaker: 'There's plenty of competent females' that can be Speaker instead of Pelosi

    11/15/2018 9:34:19 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/18 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said Wednesday that a congresswoman besides Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) should be the House Speaker. “There’s plenty of really competent females that we can replace her with,” Ryan told reporters, before listing people such as Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) as potential candidates, The New York Times reported Thursday. His comments come as the battle for Democratic leadership in the House intensifies. Pelosi, who held the Speaker position from 2007 to 2011, expressed confidence on Thursday that she had enough support to be voted into the role. But many lawmakers are insistent about the idea of having...
  • Marcia Fudge under spotlight as Pelosi Speaker fight heats up

    11/15/2018 9:30:20 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/18 | Melanie Zanona and Mike Lillis
    Rep. Marcia Fudge is in a serious bind as she faces mounting pressure to challenge Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for the Speaker’s gavel — a move that could divide the Ohio Democrat's allegiances between the insurgency she supports and the Black Caucus she once led. A group of anti-Pelosi insurgents has been ramping up efforts to recruit Fudge, a former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), amid criticism that the majority-male cohort is trying to oust the top-ranking female Democrat in the “Year of the Woman.” Pelosi allies have been deriding the rebels as “five white guys,” a...
  • Pelosi’s Critics Court a Rival for Speaker (Here come da Fudge!)

    11/15/2018 6:24:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/15/18 | Joshua Jamerson, Natalie Andrews
    **SNIP** Ms. Fudge is thinking about challenging Mrs. Pelosi, said Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn (D., S.C.), who spoke with the Ohioan on Thursday. Mr. Clyburn, the top-ranking black lawmaker in the House, said he didn’t encourage or discourage Ms. Fudge, who is also black, to run. Both are members of the influential Congressional Black Caucus, whose ranks include about 45 House Democrats. A representative for Ms. Fudge didn’t respond to requests for an interview. She told, her hometown news outlet, on Wednesday that she was giving it some thought. “I am at the very beginning of this process,”...
  • Ocasio-Cortez's rise reveals rampant economic illiteracy in US

    11/15/2018 8:17:59 PM PST · by bitt · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/2018 | Anne Rathbone Bradley
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), made headlines when she revealed that she wouldn’t be able to afford Washington, D.C. rent until her government salary kicks in. The lack of affordable housing in Washington is no joke, but the predicament also speaks to the young lawmaker’s financial literacy — or lack thereof. The 29-year-old didn’t think to consider something as basic as the relocation expenses of a new job opportunity. If she doesn’t know how much an apartment costs, how much confidence should taxpayers have in her ability to effectively deliver trillions of dollars in campaign promises? Ocasio-Cortez has proposed free "Medicare...
  • More than 140 Camp Fire evacuees at shelters have had norovirus, some ‘acutely ill’

    11/15/2018 6:33:20 PM PST · by Mariner · 13 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | November 15th, 2018 | By Theresa Clift
    More than 140 Camp Fire evacuees at four different shelters have had norovirus symptoms due to an outbreak, while 41 are currently experiencing symptoms, according to Butte County Public Health Department. Twenty-one people staying at Neighborhood Church in Chico; 31 at Oroville Church of the Nazarene; 9 at Butte County Fairgrounds, and one at East Avenue Church in Chico had symptoms Thursday, according to a Butte County Public Health Department news release. About 179 people are staying at Neighborhood Church; 352 are at Oroville Church; 142 are at Butte County Fairgrounds in Gridley, and 200 are at East Avenue Church...
  • Investigators find a possible second origin of CampFire, death toll 63... unaccounted for now 631!

    11/15/2018 6:40:14 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 76 replies
    Sheriff 6:00pm Press Conference: *Unaccounted For: 631 Persons *7 Additional Human Remains found in Magalia, Paradise and Magalia. **Total: 63 Deceased You can access missing persons list at the Butte County Sheriff website and click on Sheriff-Coroner.
  • President Trump Will Visit Victims of California's Wildfires

    11/15/2018 2:32:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | November 15, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    President Trump will visit the victims of California’s deadliest wildfires on Saturday. The fires have killed 59 people and 130 more remain missing."The President will travel to California this Saturday to meet with individuals impacted by the wildfires. We will keep you updated on details as they are available," White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters announced Thursday.The town of Paradise, population 27,000, was destroyed last week by the Camp Fire in northern California which has burned down more structures than any other wildfire recorded in California. The fire has destroyed at least 7,600 homes.As of Thursday morning, the Woolsey Fire in...
  • Flawed bullet train planning adding billions to cost, years to schedule, says audit

    11/15/2018 11:52:03 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies ^ | Nov 15, 2018 | BY TIM SHEEHAN
    California’s embattled high-speed rail project has been beset by “flawed decision making and poor contract management” that have led to billions of dollars in cost overruns and significant delays in construction in the San Joaquin Valley, according a report issued Thursday by state Auditor Elaine Howle. Howle’s audit, requested earlier this year by the state Legislature, is a sharp critique of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, the agency tasked with planning and developing the state’s bullet-train system. Among its key findings is that the authority, in an effort to beat the clock on a federal deadline for spending stimulus grant...
  • Are CALIF Democrats Also Cheating Their Way to Power?

    11/15/2018 6:42:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/15/18 | Katy Grimes
    What Democrats can't win legitimately, they steal through cheating and fraud. And it appears the rest of the country has given up on California. Don't believe me? Read on. As American voters are watching the election fraud take place in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties in Florida, are California Democrats also cheating their way to power? Our state certainly isn’t immune from cheating, as evidenced in June 2016, when I was contacted by voters from all across California that their political party designations had been changed. “The electronic vote rigging in California appears to have been designed to keep Bernie supporters...
  • Why Does No One Compare The California Fires With Sodam And Gamorrah ?

    11/15/2018 6:11:08 AM PST · by knarf · 56 replies
    self ^ | November 15, 2018 | knarf
    I think the comparisons of many artists from many years ago captured today's actual photos of what we see these fires look like now is fascinating.
  • California Wildfire Hits Nuclear Waste Site, Authorities Accused of Cover-Up

    11/15/2018 5:34:35 AM PST · by LoicW · 9 replies
    NN ^ | 11/14/18 | Jay Greenberg
    As the wildfires continue to ravage California, fears are mounting that the fires may have caused airborne radioactive toxins to spread after the blaze has torn through a nuclear waste site. Activists are accusing authorities of covering-up the threat posed by the substances from a Superfund site, and believe the risks are being "downplayed" to avoid mass panic. The fire has hit the Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL) in the Simi Hills, a federal Superfund site where the worst nuclear meltdown in US history occurred in 1959.
  • Yet Another Trillion-Dollar Unfunded Liability, California Wildfires Edition

    11/14/2018 6:43:53 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 23 replies
    Dollar ^ | November 10, 2018 | Staff @ Dollar Collapse
    Yesterday an entire California town burned down. Paridise, CA has (had) 27,000 residents and over 1,000 buildings, and now it’s pretty much gone. A fire started nearby on a windy day and within hours everything was ash and cinders. That fire and several others are still expanding across the state, threatening tens of thousands of homes. The sets of the TV show WestWorld are gone. Malibu has been evacuated. And dry, windy conditions persist, so the story is nowhere near over. If this sounds familiar, it’s because massive, sometimes uncontrollable California wildfires are now an annual occurrence, due in part...
  • PG&E plunges 21% amid disclosure of an 'electric incident' just before wildfire

    11/14/2018 6:54:38 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/14/16 | Thomas Franck
    Shares of utility PG&E fell 21 percent on Wednesday after the company said its insurance wouldn't cover its cost if it's found responsible for the Camp Fire. "If the Utility's equipment is determined to be the cause, the Utility could be subject to significant liability in excess of insurance coverage," the company said. The utility company also discloses that it submitted an "electric incident report" to the California Public Utilities Commission on Nov. 8, just before the wildfire.Shares of utility PG&E fell 21 percent on Wednesday after the company said that if its equipment is responsible for the "Camp Fire"...
  • California firefighters rescue burned cat as Camp Fire continues to burn

    11/14/2018 4:46:30 PM PST · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 14, 2018 | Nicole Darrah, Fox News
    Firefighters from California's Foster City Fire Department on Monday came to the rescue of a cat who was burned in the Camp Fire, which has left at least 48 people dead and over 100 missing. The cat — named "Foster" — was meowing while hiding in the bushes of a property that firefighters were checking, the department wrote on Facebook. Foster was coaxed out of hiding by Firefighter Downing, and "an instant friendship was formed." "The cat had burns to its whiskers and bottom of its paws. [Engine 28] crew were able to get some much needed food and water...
  • California Wildfires: Rethinking Forest Management in the Sierra Nevada

    11/14/2018 10:23:06 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    During its review, the Commission found that California’s forests suffer from neglect and mismanagement, resulting in overcrowding that leaves them susceptible to disease, insects and wildfire. The Commission found commitment to long-lasting forest management changes at the highest levels of government, but that support for those changes needs to spread down not just through the state’s massive bureaucracy and law- and policymaking apparatuses, but among the general public as well. Complicating the management problem is the fact that the State of California owns very few of the forests within its borders – most are owned by the federal government or...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 11/14/2018

    11/14/2018 4:56:12 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned today saying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for "surrender to Hamas terror". This could set the stage for new elections.... A thousand protesters were on the streets of the southern Israeli city of Sderot near the Gaza border last night protesting the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas..... "The worst deal in history" That's the response of "Mr. Brexit" Nigel Farage to Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for Britain to withdrawal from the European Union. He said all it achieves is a 40 billion pound payment to the EU for the deal. Brexiteer activists...
  • Cost of building Southland section of bullet train could jump by $11 billion, documents show

    11/14/2018 3:35:58 AM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | NOV 12, 2018 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN
    The cost of constructing the Southern California section of the state bullet train could jump by as much as $11 billion over estimates released earlier this year, though rail authority officials caution that their new numbers assume a more expansive design than is likely to be built. The new estimates are contained in environmental reports prepared for Thursday’s meeting of the authority board, which will review planned routes throughout the Southland. The reports acknowledge that the new cost estimates could affect the $77-billion price tag of the Los Angeles-to-San Francisco system, though they also use a different methodology than previous...
  • UC Berkeley campus senator abstains from a vote. Now students want her out

    11/13/2018 1:31:49 PM PST · by Jessarah · 18 replies
    San Fransisco Chronicle ^ | November 9, 2018 | Nanette Asimov
    A student senator at UC Berkeley abstained from a vote supporting transgender rights last week, then took a moment to explain her thinking. Now, more than 1,000 people have signed a petition demanding that she resign from student government or face a recall.
  • New hurdle arises in Pelosi’s march to speakership

    11/13/2018 2:36:32 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/18 05:18 PM EST | MIKE LILLIS
    Democrats in the Problem Solvers Caucus are proving to be the latest hurdle to Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) rise to the Speakership. Ten Democrats in the bipartisan, 48-member group are vowing to withhold their support for Pelosi — or any other Speaker nominee — unless the candidate commits, in writing, to certain changes in House rules designed to empower rank-and-file lawmakers and break partisan gridlock. ADVERTISEMENT Pelosi, while voicing general support for the group’s ideas, has not issued a written commitment to adopting them. And the Democratic co-chairman of the group, Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), said Tuesday that he won’t support...