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  • Laws and oaths: Making the case for why POTUS Trump should IGNORE Fed judge’s asylum ruling

    11/20/2018 12:13:40 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 9 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/20/18 | USA Features
    Conflicted: Because the presidents who nominate them are political, federal judges who are appointed to the bench are political as well, which is why our country gets so many rulings from that conflict — or appear to conflict — with U.S. law. We got another one on Monday: A federal judge in California, appointed to the bench by President Obama, ruled that POTUS Donald Trump has no authority to issue an executive order changing asylum rules that are clearly being abused by hordes of migrants. The Associated Press reported: …U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar agreed with legal groups that immediately...
  • Geology prof lands two articles in prestigious climate change journal

    11/20/2018 12:05:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Rowan University ^ | November 19, 2018
    Dr. Luke Trusel, assistant professor in the Department of Geology within Rowan’s School of Earth & Environment, is a co-author of two papers that ran in the journal Nature Climate Change. Trusel is a glaciologist and climate scientist whose research analyzes the polar regions via satellite observations, ice cores and climate models. The two papers highlight the impacts of rising global temperatures, which may cause the ice sheets to soon enter a phase of irreversible retreat and raise global sea levels for hundreds to thousands of years. Trusel noted that his current research, and that of the international scientific community,...
  • Yale Study: Climate Change Altering Direction Of Water Currents

    11/20/2018 11:54:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    WSHU Pubic Radio ^ | November 19, 2018 | By DAVIS DUNAVIN
    Global warming is changing the range of water currents that flow deep under the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. There’s a vast undersea current that carries warm water and cold water all around the Atlantic Ocean. Matthew Thomas with Yale said climate change causes ice to melt in the Arctic, and then the water from that melting ice interferes with the current and causes hot water from the south to flow north instead. As the surface becomes fresher and warmer, the currents need to flow further north into the Arctic in order to sink. Thomas says global warming could start...
  • ‘Like a Terror Movie’: How Climate Change Will Cause More Simultaneous Disasters

    11/20/2018 11:46:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 19, 2018 | By John Schwartz
    Global warming is posing such wide-ranging risks to humanity, involving so many types of phenomena, that by the end of this century some parts of the world could face as many as six climate-related crises at the same time, researchers say. This chilling prospect is described in a paper published Monday in Nature Climate Change, a respected academic journal, that shows the effects of climate change across a broad spectrum of problems, including heat waves, wildfires, sea level rise, hurricanes, flooding, drought and shortages of clean water. The paper projects future trends and suggests that, by 2100, unless humanity takes...
  • The Bile Beneath Our Wings: Bette Midler’s Greatest Hits of 2018 (Oinker alert)

    11/20/2018 10:07:14 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 11/19/2018 | Jacob Comello
    Singer-actress Bette Midler can belt things out. Not just her schmaltzy show tunes, but her Greatest Hits: her fiery, unhinged hits on conservatives, Trump, and pretty much any person who is not a member of the show biz left. She’s usually uninformed, always strident and pretty hateful. Here are five hits that, in the past year, have led people (even liberals) to question her sanity, chide her on Twitter, or simply roll their eyes. On Nov. 14, Midler tweeted out a picture from a Melania Trump photoshoot that appeared in GQ magazine circa 2000. The photograph shows Melania posing in...
  • Devin Nunes Discusses Rosenstein “Dirty Cop” Success Outlasting FBI and DOJ Investigatio

    11/20/2018 8:07:47 AM PST · by Jack Black · 45 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse / Last Refuge ^ | November 18, 2018 | Sundance
    Interesting interview covering multiple aspects to the change in House power. Soon to be in the minority, HPSCI Chairman Devin Nunes discusses the likely diminished investigation into DOJ/FBI corruption as a result of Rod Rosenstein and “Dirty Cops” running out the clock. One of the interesting points noted by Nunes is how Speaker Paul Ryan requested the DOJ and FBI declassify internal emails for House committee use. However, DAG Rod Rosenstein refused to provide the emails which highlighted how officials within the institution abused their authority. It will be interesting to watch how the “trust the plan” group, those proclaiming...
  • Mercy Hospital Shooting: 4 dead, including Chicago Officer Samuel Jimenez and gunman

    11/20/2018 7:01:29 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 11/19/2018 | Team Report
    Four people were killed - including a Chicago police officer, ER doctor, pharmacy resident -- Monday afternoon in a shooting at Mercy Hospital on the city's Near South Side. The gunman, identified to the ABC7 I-Team as Juan Lopez, 32, was also killed. The victims were identified as Dr. Tamara O'Neal and Chicago police officer Samuel Jimenez. A pharmaceutical assistant was also shot and killed, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said during a press conference. Gunfire erupted inside and outside the hospital after 3 p.m. at the main hospital, located at South Michigan Avenue and West 25th Street. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie...
  • In a blow to Trump’s immigration agenda, federal judge blocks asylum ban for migrants

    11/20/2018 3:16:07 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 142 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 20, 2018 | Isaac Stanley-Becker .. Maria Sacchetti
    <p>A federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration from denying asylum to migrants who illegally cross into the United States, saying the policy likely violated federal law on asylum eligibility.</p> <p>The judge pointedly denied the claim that the president, by fiat, could give the manner of entry added legal weight as a determinant of asylum. He reasoned that the “interpretive guide” of United Nations compacts on asylum lent extra force to congressional requirements. The intent of Congress, Tigar wrote, was “unambiguous.”</p>
  • Wash. police chief says he won't enforce new gun law

    11/19/2018 6:36:28 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 32 replies
    Police One ^ | 11/19/18 | Erik Lacitis
    REPUBLIC, Wash. — Loren Culp, the police chief in Republic, pop. 1,100, recently got a big shout-out from Ted Nugent, the “Cat Scratch Fever” rocker who these days is also known for his gun-rights and conservative views, and calls himself the “Motor City Madman.” The reason for the shout-out was that Culp announced he wasn’t going to enforce Initiative 1639, the strict state gun-law measure passed Nov. 6.
  • One Angry Man – Joe diGenova Skewers Goodlatte, Gowdy, McCarthy, Ryan and Rosenstein…

    11/19/2018 4:06:17 PM PST · by Iscool · 8 replies
    Sundance ^ | Nov 19 2018 | The Last Refuge
    Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova appears on WMAL radio for a discussion of the joint house committee issuing subpoenas for Loretta Lynch, James Comey and Sally Yates. diGenova brings up a good point, what happens if they just simply refuse to comply? Answer: Nothing. From diGenova’s perspective it’s chaff and countermeasures. In this interview a fired-up diGenova strongly lambasts Bob Goodlatte, Trey Gowdy, Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy for enabling a highly political Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller to cover-up the institutional corruption within the DOJ and FBI.
  • Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris push White House for deal on judicial nominees

    11/19/2018 1:55:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 167 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2018 | Gabriella Munoz
    Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, both members of the Judiciary Committee, called on the White House Monday to make a deal to fill court vacancies. ~snip~ They offered accepting Judge James Rogan, a Trump pick, as long as their choice — Judge Lucy Koh — is also confirmed. They also proposed that each party select a nominee from the other’s list to confirm.
  • Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine in federal custody on racketeering, firearms charges [Photo]

    11/19/2018 12:28:01 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 19, 2018 | By Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine and three of his associates were in federal custody on Monday after being arrested overnight, according to the New York Police Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, 22, was arrested on racketeering and firearms charges. Law enforcement also arrested Tekashi 6ix9ine's associates, Kifano Jordan, who goes by "Shotti," Jensel Butler, who goes by "Ish," and Faheem Walter, who goes by "Crippy."
  • The Rush Limbaugh Weekly Show Thread, Mon-Fri, 12-3PM, WOR-AM, November 19-23, 2018.

    11/19/2018 9:55:21 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 16 replies
    EIB Network ^ | 11/19-23/2018 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Democratic senators sue to block Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general

    11/19/2018 9:42:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Three Democratic senators on Monday filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Whitaker was appointed by Trump to lead the Justice Department after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out of the role earlier this month. Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono filed the complaint against Whitaker in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday. All three issues fiery statements. “Installing Matthew Whitaker so flagrantly defies constitutional law that any viewer of School House Rock...
  • Giant Postcard on Swiss Alps Glacier Sends Kids' Climate Change Messages

    11/19/2018 9:42:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The "Weather" Channel ^ | November 18, 2018 | By Ron Brackett
    More than 125,000 drawings and notes from children around the world were put together on a glacier in the Swiss Alps on Friday to send a big message. The message: Fight climate change and help the environment. "They are asking us and their leaders to take action to preserve the planet Earth for them to have a future on it," said Oceane Dayer, founder of Swiss Youth for Climate. The mosaic laid out on Switzerland's Aletsch Glacier measured 26,910 square feet, about half the size of a U.S. football field. The Aletsch Glacier is the largest glacier in the Alps,...
  • DOT seeks to adapt amid climate change in Alaska

    11/19/2018 9:25:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    NBC Local "News" ^ | November 18, 2018 | by Associated Press
    JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska transportation department is changing how it maintains roads as the state feels the effects of climate change. Alaska's Energy Desk reports climate change has made it harder and more expensive to keep up. There are issues like freezing rain and damage to roads built on thawing permafrost. Dan Schacher recalls spending $750,000 more than usual during a long stretch of winter with measureable rainfall. He says the department is changing its methods, such as using trucks to distribute a watery solution called salt brine that's meant to help with slippery pavement. The Fairbanks region was...
  • One simple reason we aren’t acting faster on climate change?

    11/19/2018 9:18:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | November 19, 2018 | By Diego Arguedas Ortiz
    We’ve all seen how powerful images can make abstract crises feel concrete. Think of the photographs of a Chinese man blocking a column of tanks a day after the Tiananmen Square massacre, a naked Vietnamese girl fleeing from napalm in 1972 or of 7-year-old Amal Hussain wasting away from hunger in Yemen. When done well, photographs help people around the world make sense of unseen disasters. Now close your eyes and try to picture climate change – one of our generation’s most pressing crises. What comes to mind? Is it smoke coming out of power plants? Solar panels? A skinny...
  • Go Ahead, Representative Swalwell: Make my Day (DOH!)

    11/19/2018 8:41:37 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 11/19/2018 | William Sullivan
    For the American Left, gun control has always been nothing more than a statist impulse in search of a reason to justify it. And there have always been reasons they’ve offered as to why the government should prohibit Americans from owning this type of gun or that one. Today, the talk tends to be about the AR-15, and the reason that is most commonly parroted tends to be along these lines, this one offered in a tweet by Max Boot: There is no reason why any civilian should own an assault weapon. And gun prohibition and buyback much more effective...
  • Hans von Spakovsky: Acting AG Matt Whitaker has no conflict of interest and no reason to recuse...

    11/19/2018 8:38:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2018 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Hans von Spakovsky: Acting AG Matt Whitaker has no conflict of interest and no reason to recuse himselfUnder the ethics regulations that apply to Justice Department lawyers, Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has no conflict of interest. Hence, he has no ethical or legal obligation to recuse himself from supervising Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The demands that he do so are expressions of political theater with no factual or legal basis. Whitaker is being criticized for having voiced an opinion about Mueller’s investigation into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. For example, on Nov. 11,...
  • ‘Go home!’: Trump doubles down on caravan ‘invasion’ claims (Vete a Casa)

    11/19/2018 7:38:30 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 18, 2018 | Nikki Schwab
    President Trump was back to warning Americans of an “invasion” of migrants coming up through Mexico. Trump tweeted a warning from the mayor of Tijuana, Mexico, ... saying his city was ill-prepared to handle the anticipated 10,000 migrants moving north. Photo: Caravan inches closer to border as many reject Mexican asylum “No city in the world is prepared to receive this – if I’m allowed – this avalanche,” Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum said, according to the AP. “It is a tsunami. There is concern among all citizens of Tijuana." Gastelum said there were already 2,750 migrants from the caravan...