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  • Has your doctor talked with you about climate change?

    07/13/2019 5:09:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    MPR ^ | Jul 13, 2019 | Martha Bebinger · NPR·
    When Michael Howard arrives for a checkup with his lung specialist, he's worried about how his body will cope with the heat and humidity of a Boston summer. "I lived in Florida for 14 years and I moved back because the humidity was just too much," Howard tells pulmonologist Mary Rice, as he settles into an exam room chair at a Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare clinic. Howard, who is 57, has COPD, a progressive lung disease that can be exacerbated by heat and humidity. Even inside a comfortable, climate-controlled room, his oxygen levels worry Rice. Howard reluctantly agrees to try...
  • Has Your Doctor Talked To You About Climate Change?

    07/13/2019 8:42:32 AM PDT · by Innovative · 109 replies
    NPR ^ | July 13, 2019 | Martha Bebinger
    Then Howard turns to Rice with a question she didn't encounter in medical school: "Can I ask you: Last summer, why was it so hot?" "The overall trend of the hotter summers that we're seeing [is] due to climate change," Rice says, "and with the overall upward trend, we've got the consequences of climate change." For Rice, connecting those consequences — heat waves, more pollen, longer allergy seasons — to her patients' health is becoming routine. She is among a very small but growing number of doctors and nurses who discuss those connections with patients.
  • Trump rails against ‘Fake News’ in bizarre tirade, warns industry will fold when he leaves office

    07/11/2019 10:36:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    FOX News ^ | 07-11-2019 | By Brooke Singman
    President Trump teed off on the news media in a bizarre Twitter rant Thursday morning ahead of a big social media summit at the White House slated for later in the day. The string of tweets attacked the news media and claimed the industry would go out of business when he leaves office, even suggesting outlets would be forced to endorse him this cycle for the sake of their own survival. He went on to alternately praise himself, lob insults at familiar targets in the 2020 Democratic field and even joke about serving more than two terms. “The White House...
  • Dozens arrested protesting Trump during Philadelphia Fourth parade (Never Again is Now)

    07/04/2019 4:49:04 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    WHHY (PBS Philadelphia) ^ | 07/04/2019 | Ryan Briggs
    ---SNIP--- Several hundred of the activists had rallied earlier in the morning outside of the local ICE bureau, near 8th and Arch streets. The protest action was organized as part of a national “Never Again Week of Action,” which saw Jewish-American organizations orchestrate similar marches across the U.S., in an effort to link modern immigration enforcement tactics to the Holocaus
  • NPR FACT CHECK: Trump Wrongly States Obama Administration Had Child Separation Policy

    07/01/2019 6:04:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    NPR ^ | Brian Naylor
    President Trump repeated a false claim to reporters Tuesday, wrongly blaming the Obama administration for instituting a policy in which children were separated from their parents at the Southern border. "I'm the one that stopped it," Trump said. "President Obama had child separation." Trump made the comments during a photo op prior to his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Asked whether the administration was considering reinstating the policy of child separation to curb the number of migrant families crossing the border from Mexico, Trump responded that "We're not looking to do it." But he seemed to imply it was...
  • NPR falsely said it was President Trump not Donald Trump Jr. who questioned Kamala Harris's race

    06/30/2019 12:18:08 PM PDT · by themanthemyth2434 · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6-30-2019 | Brian Woodward
    NPR News Now Falsely Claims President Trump Tweeted About Kamala Harris’s Race this morning. However, It was actually Donald Trump Jr. who tweeted and then deleted a shared tweet by Ali Alexander making the odd claim that Kamala was "not an American Black."
  • Holocaust Museum Rejects Analogies To The Southern Border (AOC Claims She Didn’t Mean Nazi Camps)

    06/25/2019 8:02:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/25/2019 | John Sexton
    The Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC has published a statement rejecting the kind of analogy Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made recently when she called migrant detention centers along the southern border “concentration camps.” The statement was posted on the museum’s website as a press release: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary. That position has repeatedly and unambiguously been made clear in the Museum’s official statement on the matter – a statement that is reiterated and reaffirmed now. The link to the Museum’s statement is...
  • Ilhan Omar backs AOC on 'concentration camps' at the border

    06/25/2019 4:53:27 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fox News | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, is backing her freshman colleague, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., over the claim that there were "concentration camps" along the southern border, saying what the U.S. government is doing fits the "general definition." Ocasio-Cortez created a firestorm during Monday's livestream by declaring that the Trump administration was "running" concentration camps, invoking the Holocaust-link "never again" saying and claiming that a "fascist" presidency is currently in office. Amid backlash, the congresswoman insisted that she wasn't referring to Nazi concentration camps, but doubled down on her terminology. During a Thursday interview on Public Radio International, Omar echoed Ocasio-Cortez's stance...
  • Paul Ryan praises Trump: 'He's not taking any crap'

    06/24/2019 2:52:31 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/19 | 06/24/19
    Former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) offered some praise for President Trump, saying he’s energized a base of Republican voters who didn’t previously participate in politics. “What I think people get excited about is he's not taking any crap,” Ryan said Sunday in a wide-ranging interview with PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff. “I mean, he’s taking on political correctness, he’s taking fights that a lot of people want to see fought. The forgotten man that he speaks to is a person that finally feels like they’re being taken seriously, they’re being paid attention to. And he’s concerned about their issues.” Ryan, who...
  • Politics Shape The Debate Over What To Call Far-Right Extremism (NPR)

    06/24/2019 10:37:30 AM PDT · by Drango · 52 replies
    NPR ^ | June 23, 2019 | HANNAH ALLAM
    In the back of a nondescript building at the University of Maryland, a team of researchers combs through the files of homegrown extremists who have plotted attacks in the name of far-right causes. In each case, researchers are hunting for the motivation, the ideology, that inspired the violence. That means digging into the many elements that make up the far right, as researcher Michael Jensen explained on a recent afternoon. "White supremacist, white nationalist, white extremist, sovereign citizen, anti-government, Patriot [movement], neo-Nazis, skinhead. What else?" Jensen asked two of his colleagues, Elizabeth Yates and Patrick James. "I've seen 'anti-federalist' recently,"...
  • Dan Gainor: Media decide Trump is wrong on Iran — whether he strikes back or not. Plus, more...

    06/23/2019 12:15:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 June 2019 | Dan Gainor
    FULL TITLE: Dan Gainor: Media decide Trump is wrong on Iran — whether he strikes back or not. Plus, more press missteps Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t. Welcome to the media’s Iran coverage where President Donald Trump is never really right — whether he responds militarily to Iran or opts not to do so. Iran, a theocratic loony bin that is the world’s No. 1 terror state, shot down a military drone this week that was worth at least $130 million. While it was flying over international waters. What followed was a high-speed, condensed version of media...
  • Trump Shrugs Off Killing of Khashoggi by Saudi Agents

    06/23/2019 8:14:21 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 23, 2019 | Michael D. Shear
    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday shrugged off the brutal dismembering of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, just days after a United Nations report described how a team of Saudi assassins called Mr. Khashoggi a “sacrificial animal” before his murder. The U.N. report urged an F.B.I. investigation into the slaying. But in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Mr. Trump said the episode had already been thoroughly investigated. He said the Middle East is “a vicious, hostile place” and noted that Saudi Arabia is an important trading partner with the United States. “I only say they spend $400...
  • Kushner Meets With Bipartisan Architects Of Dreamer Legislation

    06/19/2019 9:24:16 PM PDT · by proust · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | 6/18/19 | FRANCO ORDOŃEZ
    President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner met privately on Tuesday with the longtime Senate architects of plans to provide citizenship for those brought to the country illegally as children. The meeting has raised concerns among immigration hardliners that Trump's immigration policy is being "watered down," will give Democrats an upper hand and alter the focus of the debate from strictly enforcement to a deal that would include legalization.
  • Fox, CNN, C-SPAN 'barred' from live coverage of SC 2020 Democratic Convention....

    06/18/2019 10:46:50 AM PDT · by caww · 56 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/18/2019 | Paul Bedard
    In a first, only one TV outlet -- MSNBC -- will be allowed to deliver live coverage of Saturday’s South Carolina Democratic Convention where 21 presidential candidates are expected to speak, drawing heated complaints from other networks......In an email to the media, the party announced that MSNBC had the 'exclusive rights' to cover the event live. It did not explain why. C-SPAN, which has never been denied live coverage of a state convention in the network’s 40 years, has reluctantly pulled out of the convention and other weekend events sponsored by the party. CNN has filed a complaint. Fox will...
  • New York City And The Strand Bookstore Are Not On The Same Page

    06/15/2019 8:43:50 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    npr ^ | June 15, 2019·7:57 AM ET | Josh Axelrod
    The Strand Bookstore, a New York City icon home to 2.5 million books and 92 years of storefront history, was commemorated by the city and chosen as a historic city landmark this week. Nancy Bass Wyden, the store's third-generation owner, isn't taking it as a compliment. "Some people have congratulated me and I said, 'No, this is no congratulations. This is a punishment,' " Bass Wyden tells NPR's Scott Simon. Bass Wyden feels that the designation is counterproductive. "We don't need the city to come in and just put red tape and bureaucracy and take control over decision-makings of the...
  • Jim Acosta Had A Barnes & Noble...Guess How Many People Showed Up?

    06/13/2019 4:19:24 PM PDT · by Skylar · 45 replies ^ | June 13 2019 | B.R.Buzz
    CNN’s Jim Acosta made a “surprise” visit to the Arlington, Virginia Barnes & Noble to sign copies of his new book, “The Enemy of the People” And to no one’s surprise (except maybe Jim Acosta’s ego) nobody showed up. I think he would have been far better off following in the footsteps of his hero Hillary Clinton and going the Costco route. Well at least while Jim Acosta was sitting around wearing “I’m so embarrassed” smile,” But the good news was Jim Acosta had plenty of time to add a new page to his next work of fiction: Dear Diary:...
  • Critics pan Jim Acosta's new book: He has 'become a commentator, not a reporter'

    06/13/2019 3:28:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2019 | Joeseph A. Wulfsohn
    Reviews of the new book "The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America" are starting to pour in and they're panning the book and its author, CNN liberal star reporter Jim Acosta, who one critics insisted has "become a commentator" in the Trump era. NPR book critic Annalisa Quinn hits Acosta's book for not asking why President Trump has "succeeded" with his attacks against the media but used the anti-Trump memoir "as an opportunity to relitigate his spats with the White House rather than to meaningfully interrogate the cultural shift that left huge numbers...
  • At Least 24 Memphis Police Officers Hurt In Protests After Deadly Shooting

    06/13/2019 10:37:27 AM PDT · by libstripper · 42 replies
    NPR ^ | June 13, 2019 | Bill Chappell
    At least 24 Memphis Police Department officers were injured during a large protest Wednesday night, Mayor Jim Strickland says. The violence erupted after officers of the U.S. Marshals Service shot and killed Brandon Webber, 20. The shooting occurred around 7 p.m. local time, as officers from the U.S. Marshals Service as part of the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force tried to take a man into custody. When the officers approached the man, law enforcement officials said, he was getting into his car in the Frayser community in northern Memphis, Tenn.
  • Pope laments modern ‘culture of insults’

    06/09/2019 12:58:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | June 9, 2019 | Press Association
    Pope Francis has spoken out against what he called today’s “culture of insults” in the world. In his homily during Pentecost Mass in St. Peter’s Square, Francis also said that “the more we use social media, the less social we are becoming”. He warned of the temptation to cling to “our little group, to the things and people we like,” saying it was only a “small step from a nest to a sect, even within the church”. The pope said that “nowadays it is fashionable to hurl adjectives”, and recommended people respond “to malice with goodness, to shouting with silence,...
  • 'We All Owe Al Gore An Apology': More People See Climate Change In Record Flooding

    06/08/2019 5:53:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies ^ | June 8, 2019 | NATHAN ROTT
    Angel Portillo doesn't think about climate change much. It's not that he doesn't care. He's just got other things to worry about. Climate change seems so far away, so big. Lately though, Portillo says he's been thinking about it more often. Standing on the banks of a swollen and surging Arkansas River, just upriver from a cluster of flooded businesses and homes, it's easy to see why. "Stuff like this," he says, nodding at the frothy brown waters, "all of the tornadoes that have been happening - it just doesn't seem like a coincidence, you know?" A string of natural...