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  • Are electric cars worse for the environment? (sure looks that way)

    01/20/2019 5:42:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/15/18 | JONATHAN LESSER
    **SNIP** To answer that question, I used the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s most recent long-term forecasts for the number of new electric vehicles through 2050, estimated how much electricity they’d use, and then figured out how much pollution that electricity would generate, looking at three key pollutants regulated under the U.S. Clean Air Act—sulfur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOX), and particulates—as well as CO2 emissions. I compared them to the emissions of new gasoline-powered vehicles, using the EIA’s “real world” miles-per-gallon forecast, rather than the higher CAFE standard values. What I found is that widespread adoption of electric vehicles...
  • Facebook employees were caught writing 5-star reviews for its Portal device on Amazon (tr)

    01/19/2019 8:17:48 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2019 | Isobel Asher Hamilton
    Facebook employees have been caught leaving glowing reviews on Amazon for Facebook's new video-chat device. Facebook released the Portal, a video-chat and smart-speaker device, in October. It's the first hardware product built and sold under the Facebook brand. The new gadget has already faced some hardship, as Facebook acknowledged that it could collect data about its owners to help the company target ads at people.
  • Judge: California’s recent wildfires were caused by negligence…not ‘climate change’

    01/19/2019 3:54:23 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 27 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/19/19 | USA Features
    A federal judge on Thursday “tentatively” blamed poor maintenance of power lines and not human-caused “climate change” on California’s recent deadly wildfires. U.S. District Judge William Alsup issued his ruling regarding the actions of the Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) utility company in a case related to PG&E’s response to the deadly 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion that killed a number of people. But scores of liberals in California and beyond have blamed human-caused climate change for the wildfires.
  • Brenda Snipes says Gov. DeSantis let her resign with ‘my name and my dignity’ intact

    01/19/2019 5:20:01 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 35 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | January 19, 2019 | Larry Barszewski
    Gov. Ron DeSantis did something Friday his predecessor would not: Let former Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes leave office with her dignity intact. DeSantis did away with former Gov. Rick Scott’s suspension of Snipes and accepted her resignation. Snipes welcomed the decision. “I was really concerned about restoring my name and my dignity,” Snipes told the South Florida Sun Sentinel on Friday night. “Now there’s no shadow hanging over the office that I led for 15 years.” DeSantis said it was time to focus on the future. “The important thing is not to throw mud about what happened in the...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Mueller's team knew 'dossier' kicking off Trump investigation was biased and defectiv

    01/17/2019 6:40:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Gregg Jarrett
    Prosecutors on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating alleged “collusion” between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia knew all along that the anti-Trump “dossier” compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele that fueled their probe was biased and likely phony. Yet instead of investigating those individuals at the FBI and Justice Department who actively participated in the dossier fraud – as he should have done – Mueller hired several of them to investigate Trump. Newly confirmed congressional testimony of former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr shows that he warned both the FBI and the Justice Department that Steele was...
  • The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?

    01/16/2019 6:41:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 73 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/16/19 | James Gallagher
    A diet has been developed that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage to the planet. Scientists have been trying to figure out how we are going to feed billions more people in the decades to come. Their answer - "the planetary health diet" - does not completely banish meat and dairy. But it requires a ginormous shift in what we pile onto our plates and turning to foods that we barely eat. What changes am I going to have to make? If you eat meat every day then this is the first...
  • FISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased

    01/16/2019 6:10:22 PM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/2019 | john Solomon
    When the annals of mistakes and abuses in the FBI’s Russia investigation are finally written, Bruce Ohr almost certainly will be the No. 1 witness, according to my sources. The then-No. 4 Department of Justice (DOJ) official briefed both senior FBI and DOJ officials in summer 2016 about Christopher Steele’s Russia dossier, explicitly cautioning that the British intelligence operative’s work was opposition research connected to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and might be biased. Ohr’s briefings, in July and August 2016, included the deputy director of the FBI, a top lawyer for then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and a Justice official who later...
  • Sears reaches deal with Chairman Eddie Lampert to save company and roughly 400 stores

    01/16/2019 8:46:55 AM PST · by Phillyred · 47 replies
    CNBC ^ | Lauren Hirsch
    Sears Holdings reached a roughly $5 billion deal with its chairman, Eddie Lampert, early Wednesday to keep the company, and about 400 stores, in operations, according to people familiar with the situation. The deal came after days of negotiations at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Lampert has been trying to buy Sears out of bankruptcy through an affiliate of his hedge fund ESL Investments. The owner of Kmart and Sears had filed for bankruptcy in October, and Lampert's bid was the only one that would have kept it alive. The offer had strong bargaining tools: It could save...
  • To Catch a Predator host Chris Hansen is charged with bouncing checks

    01/16/2019 8:23:16 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 39 replies
    “To Catch a Predator” host Chris Hansen has been charged with issuing bad checks and failing to pay thousands of dollars to a vendor for marketing materials. Hansen, 59, of Shippan, Connecticut, turned himself into police over the bounced checks on Monday and was charged with "issuing a bad check," Stamford Police told Fox News. He was released without bond and signed a PTA or a promise to appear in court, police said. A Message from choosenissan.com Sponsored video Watch to learn more Hansen reportedly asked Peter Psichopaidas, the owner of Promotional Sales LTD, for mugs, decals and T-shirts for...
  • Those Who Donated To The Border Wall GoFundMe Campaign Are Being Refunded. Here's Why.

    01/12/2019 8:13:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    The GoFundMe campaign that generated $20 million in private donations is being shutdown and those who donated are being refunded their money unless they decide to donate it to a newly-established 501(c)4. Brian Kolfage, the veteran who started the campaign, on Friday posted the following message on the campaign's website: Eight days before Christmas I started this GoFundMe campaign because I was tired of watching the U.S. government’s inability to secure our southern border. Like most Americans, I see the porous southern border as a national security threat and I refuse to allow our broken political system to leave my family...
  • Did Ballot-Harvesting By Illegals Flip Elections To Democrats?

    01/09/2019 9:37:09 AM PST · by bitt · 35 replies
    investors.com ^ | 1/8/2019 | admin
    Voter Fraud: Democrats say they oppose President Trump's demand for money to start building a border wall on moral grounds. More likely it's because they know that unchecked immigration — legal or illegal — helps them win elections. If you don't think so, look at what happened in California in the midterms. A recent Los Angeles Times article — titled "How young immigrant 'Dreamers' made flipping control of the House a personal quest" — talked about how those who came to the country illegally as children had been running around California helping otherwise nonvoters fill out ballots. Ballot-Harvesting By 'Dreamers'...
  • The Vaccination Debate

    01/09/2019 9:27:47 AM PST · by azkathy · 26 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 1-6-2019 | Full Measure Staff
    Today we investigate one of the biggest medical controversies of our time: vaccines. There’s little dispute about this much-- vaccines save many lives, and rarely, they injure or kill. A special federal vaccine court has paid out billions for injuries from brain damage to death. But not for the form of brain injury we call autism. Now—we have remarkable new information: a respected pro-vaccine medical expert used by the federal government to debunk the vaccine-autism link, says vaccines can cause autism after all. He claims he told that to government officials long ago, but they kept it secret. Yates Hazlehurst...
  • What's The Point of a Carbon Tax Rebate?

    01/08/2019 11:51:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2019 | Cal Thomas
    DUBLIN, Ireland -- The Irish government is proposing rebates to a carbon tax it recently imposed to households that comply with what it considers "low-carbon lifestyles." The rebate, according to Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, might be in the form of a check, an increase in welfare benefits or a tax credit for people who live the way the government thinks they should. Some believe that if implemented, the rebate could reduce tensions seen in many parts of Europe, but especially in France, where the "yellow vest" movement that began as a protest against President Emmanuel Macron's big tax increase on...
  • Alabama Attorney General Asks Feds to Probe 2017 Election

    01/08/2019 10:05:25 AM PST · by bitt · 15 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | 1/8/2019 | IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
    The Alabama attorney general on Jan. 7, called on federal authorities to investigate the state’s 2017 special election for the U.S. Senate. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall made the announcement after conducting an informal inquiry into reports of a false-flag operation designed to boost Democrat Doug Jones, who defeated Republican Roy Moore by a thin margin in a hotly contested race. The New York Times reported in December that a secret social media operation funded by billionaire Democratic donor Reid Hoffman directed thousands of accounts designed to appear like Russian bots to follow Moore. A Facebook page then falsely portrayed...
  • The Green New Deal Is a Trojan Horse for Socialism

    01/07/2019 6:27:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 4, 2019 | Jarrett Stepman
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ready to tax the rich to make her Green New Deal a reality. “People are going to have to start paying their fair share in taxes,” the recently elected New York Democrat told TV show “60 Minutes” in an interview set to air Sunday. Speaking of prior decades’ taxation rates in the country, Ocasio-Cortez added, “Once you get to the tippy tops, on your 10 millionth dollar, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70 percent.” It shouldn’t be a surprise that the avowed “democratic socialist” went with the predictable “tax the rich”...
  • Final solution to the Illegal Immigration and Voter Fraud problems.

    01/07/2019 4:56:25 PM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 39 replies
    AmericanSkyNews ^ | 1/5/2019 | Yuri Blanarovich
    Existing Illegals in US problem can be solved by establishing the procedure for existing Illegals to come out of shadow and register, give those about 1 or 2 years to do so. That would give them working permit – visas, say for 3 years and chance to apply for resident status. Will have to pay taxes and keep registering their whereabouts and employment. One time exemption – "resident amnesty" to become Resident Alien (not citizen) for those who entered US before, say 2012, others would have to go back and apply from their home country. This is to avoid influx...
  • California admits it has no idea whether non-citizens voted in last primary

    01/07/2019 12:50:10 PM PST · by Baynative · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan 6, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    After a hard-fought battle to obtain records by the Sacramento Bee, we now learn that California's electoral officials are admitting that they have no idea how many illegals and other non-citizens voted in the last primary, based on the state's motor-voter registration, which has been shown to have registered thousands of non-citizen voters. California officials still can’t say whether non-citizens voted in the June 2018 primary because a confusing government questionnaire about eligibility was created in a way that prevents a direct answer on citizenship. Apparently, tens of thousands of foreign nationals and other ineligible voters, maybe 16 year olds,...
  • Democrats Faked Online Push to Outlaw Alcohol in Alabama Race

    01/07/2019 9:18:22 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 7, 2019 | Scott Shane and Alan Blinder
    The “Dry Alabama” Facebook page, illustrated with stark images of car wrecks and videos of families ruined by drink, had a blunt message: Alcohol is the devil’s work, and the state should ban it entirely. Along with a companion Twitter feed, the Facebook page appeared to be the work of Baptist teetotalers who supported the Republican, Roy S. Moore, in the 2017 Alabama Senate race. “Pray for Roy Moore,” one tweet exhorted. In fact, the Dry Alabama campaign, not previously reported, was the stealth creation of progressive Democrats who were out to defeat Mr. Moore — the second such secret...
  • What happens if Mueller comes up empty

    01/06/2019 6:02:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/04/19 | Andrew Coan
    (CNN) — In recent weeks, a new consensus has emerged among many legal analysts and observers: Special counsel Robert Mueller is finally closing in on President Trump. This could be correct, but at present, it is still mostly conjecture. There remains a real possibility that Mueller will come up empty, at least in connection with President Donald Trump, his family, and high-level advisers. Neither liberals nor conservatives have adequately considered this prospect. They should. For liberals, it is an article of faith that Mueller will produce a damning report if only he is allowed to complete his investigation. Conservatives dispute...
  • Democrats launch ‘drain-the-swamp’ agenda

    01/05/2019 4:31:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/04/19 | MIKE LILLIS
    House Democrats on Friday introduced a sweeping government reform package designed to weed Washington of corruption and bolster voting rights across the country — two of the party’s principal campaign promises — as its top legislative priority. Central to the package is a provision requiring the president and vice president to disclose their finances and tax forms going back 10 years— a direct shot at President Trump, who has defied historic precedent by refusing to release his tax returns. “Over the last two years, President Trump set the tone from the top in his administration that behaving ethically and complying...