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  • California governor says Republican Party is headed 'into the waste bin of history'

    06/17/2019 11:47:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/17/2019 | OWEN DAUGHERTY
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in an interview published Monday said the Republican Party is headed for the “waste bin of history.” In an interview with Politico, Newsom compared national Republicans to the GOP in California in the 1990s. California Republicans were once a force, but have seen their power disappear over the last two decades. Washington Republicans will "go the same direction — into the waste bin of history, the way Republicans of the '90s have gone. That’s exactly what will happen to this crop of national Republicans,” Newsom told Politico. Former California Gov. Pete Wilson's (R) push for...
  • Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America's dirty secret

    06/17/2019 9:51:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Mon 17 Jun 2019 01.00 EDT
    A new Guardian series, United States of Plastic, will scrutinize the plastic crisis engulfing America and the world, publishing several more stories this week and continuing for the rest of 2019. “People don’t know what’s happening to their trash,” said Andrew Spicer, who teaches corporate social responsibility at the University of South Carolina and sits on his state’s recycling advisory board. “They think they’re saving the world. But the international recycling business sees it as a way of making money. There have been no global regulations – just a long, dirty market that allows some companies to take advantage of...
  • The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be

    06/17/2019 9:23:11 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 33 replies
    wsj ^ | 16 June 2019
    For a while, Tesla was valued as if every new car would soon be electric. The 2020s are still blurry, but apparently that doesn’t cloud the pundit class’s clear vision on climate change, drones, autonomous vehicles and the effect of artificial intelligence. We’ll all share cars, bikes, scooters and even pogo sticks. WeWork is valued as if we’ll all share offices. What’s next, communes? Don’t be fooled by prevailing opinion, and don’t extend trend lines into the future. Mr. Schnaars chronicles how 1950s jet-age thinking morphed into ’60s dreams of a space-age utopia. A 1966 study by conglomerate TRW forecast...
  • Bike riders strip down to expose the impact of climate change [YouTube clip + partial transcript]

    06/16/2019 9:58:27 PM PDT · by ETL · 38 replies
    'Bike Riders Strip Down To Expose The Impact Of Climate Change' 3:38 min clip: Watters' World
  • AOC warns of 'very real risk' of Trump win in 2020, says frustration with Pelosi is 'quite rea

    06/16/2019 11:22:23 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 65 replies
    fox ^ | 06/16/2019 | Greg Re
    In her first Sunday morning show appearance since taking office in January, New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned that there is "very real risk" President Trump will win re-election in 2020, and acknowledged that progressive frustration with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is also "quite real."
  • Vox: Climate Change is not an existential threat to civilization (like AOC keeps saying)

    06/16/2019 11:04:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 6/14/2019 | John Sexton
    Vox published an interesting piece Thursday which actually takes some climate change hysteria being pushed by rival outlet Vice to task. The Vice story was titled “New Report Warns ‘High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End’ Within 30 Years.’” The story, which featured an image of a broken statue of liberty standing in water up to her neck, was based on an “analysis” published by the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, an Australian climate change think tank. It reads in part: On our current trajectory, the report warns, “planetary and human systems [are] reaching a ‘point of...
  • Planet is entering ‘new climate regime’ with‘extraordinary’ heat waves intensified by global (T)

    06/16/2019 10:33:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies ^ | 6/11/2019 | Jason Samenow
    Simultaneous heat waves scorched land areas all over the Northern Hemisphere last summer, killing hundreds and hospitalizing thousands while intensifying destructive and deadly wildfires. A study published this week in the journal Earth’s Future concludes that this heat wave epidemic “would not have occurred without human-induced climate change.” The alarming part? There are signs record-setting heat waves are beginning anew this summer — signaling, perhaps, that these exceptional and widespread heat spells are now the norm. In the past few days, blistering, abnormal heat has afflicted several parts of the Northern Hemisphere, including major population centers. New Delhi, India’s capital,...
  • Nobel Chief Finally Admits He Regrets Giving Obama the Peace Prize

    01/04/2019 11:15:53 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 92 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | January 3, 2019 | Warner Todd Huston
    Anyone with half an ounce of brains immediately knew in 2009 that the Nobel Peace Prize committee was making itself look foolish for giving Barack Obama its top award even though he had only been president for about five minutes. Now the group's former secretary is admitting that the whole thing was a huge mistake. Nobel's former secretary, Geir Lundestad, told the media that he thought giving Obama the award would spur him to great accomplishments. Instead, Obama did nothing of note over the next eight years. Lundestad addressed the foolhardy decision in his recently published autobiography, according to the...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio spotlights urgency of climate crisis in new film (only 11.57 years left)

    06/16/2019 6:20:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/11/19 | Brian Lowry
    **SNIP** If there's any area where star power seems to be put to the most effective use, it's the documentary, where attaching names like Leonardo DiCaprio and Arnold Schwarzenegger helps projects that might evaporate into the ether get on the media's radar. DiCaprio weighs in this week with "Ice on Fire," a better-than-most film on the topic that gets beyond the dire warnings to contemplating what can actually be done to help turn, or at least significantly curb, the tide. For his part, Schwarzenegger plays the same role on "Wonders of the Sea," a project exploring the oceans made in...
  • Ohio’s HB 6 Contradicts Conservative Values

    06/16/2019 5:39:42 AM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/14/2019 | Sarah Hunt
    The Ohio state legislature is considering HB 6, the Ohio Clean Air Program–a poorly named bill that will cost Ohio families money and harm clean energy job growth, all the while failing to improve air quality. Most families worry about paying their bills, finding good jobs, and protecting the health of loved ones. HB 6 makes it harder for Ohio families to succeed on all these fronts— it raises electricity bills for Ohio families and businesses, does nothing to abate respiratory illness causing air pollution, and makes it virtually impossible to build new, job-creating clean energy projects in the state....
  • Trump Can Make California Great Again

    06/16/2019 4:02:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 101 replies ^ | June 16, 2019 | Carl Jackson
    Californians, what do you have to lose by voting for Trump?! It’s time for Democrats to defend the consequences of their democratic socialist policies that have ruined the state! After visiting my hometown of Los Angeles, California a couple of weeks ago, for the first time in decades, I returned to Florida absolutely convinced that Donald Trump and the Republican Party could recapture the state if the president would take Rush Limbaugh’s advice and campaign there. Everything that’s wrong with California is the fault of Democrats! They can’t blame Republicans for the mess they’ve created there! It’s a one-party...
  • Why I am voting Democrat(old fart vanity post)

    06/15/2019 7:01:44 AM PDT · by 2nd Amendment · 57 replies
    Okay this is probably an old fart narcissistic post. Nobody listens to me. (not even my wife sometimes) I've been a viewer of Freerepublic for about 20 years and it is the only thing that keeps me relatively sane. So here goes- here are the reasons why I am going to vote for either Bernie or Buttieg, or Buttplug (whaterver). 1. I love Venezuela and their recycling efforts using dumpsters 2. I love the Paris climate accords and spending trillions of dollars to stop solar flares 3. I love homos and their efforts to keep the American born population down...
  • US officials take action to protect Alaska whistleblower (Henry Kerner involved)

    04/26/2019 4:13:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    ap ^ | August 28, 2018 | DAN JOLING
    The federal office that protects employees against reprisals for whistleblowing is advocating on behalf of a federal employee in Alaska who complained about the handling of an Arctic offshore lease sale. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel announced .. it’s filing a whistleblower retaliation complaint with the Merit Systems Protection Board on behalf of Jeffrey Missal, a regional environmental officer for the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. Missal was fired after filing a complaint with the Interior Department’s inspector general and contending that the department violated environmental regulations to facilitate Arctic oil exploration. ... Missal...
  • Trump Has Killed Democrats’ Sense of the Possible

    06/10/2019 5:57:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 10, 2019 | Jemele Hill
    Biden’s elevation to front-runner is a testament to how much the president has shaken Democrats’ faith. To former Vice President Joe Biden’s benefit, electability has become the unofficial buzzword of the 2020 presidential campaign. Although it’s still early, most polls show Biden as the clear front-runner among Democrats. A CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll was just the latest to give him a solid lead. Among Iowa’s likely Democratic caucus-goers, 24 percent named Biden their first choice for president—a significant lead in a fractured field that has more than 20 candidates. Biden’s early strength isn’t particularly surprising. He’s an experienced politician. And...
  • Liberals go after Biden, trying to blunt his run and recent centrist surge in Democratic Party

    06/03/2019 2:34:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Stamford Advocate ^ | 6/02/19 | Sean Sullivan
    SAN FRANCISCO - The liberal wing of the Democratic Party launched a sudden volley of attacks against presidential candidate Joe Biden and his allies over the weekend, showing a new urgency to wrest control of the party from moderate forces that had seized an advantage in recent months. Some of the most scathing, if veiled, admonitions came Sunday from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who repeatedly condemned "middle ground" policy ideas and appeared to criticize Biden for not attending a Democratic gathering where Sanders and 13 other White House hopefuls spoke. "We cannot go back to the old ways," Sanders warned...
  • Biden is in Trouble for Plagiarism. Again.

    06/04/2019 2:10:27 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 4, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    At least this time he's not ripping off Neil Kinnock. Joe Biden has three basic problems. 1. Groping 2. Corruption 3. Plagirism It's the latter that is among the weirdest and most consistent elements in Biden's checkered past. During his failed 1988 run, Biden lifted portions of a speech by United Kingdom Labour MP and Margaret Thatcher challenger Neil Kinnock.
  • Joe Biden releases $5T climate change plan that goes 'well beyond' Obama agenda

    06/04/2019 7:26:43 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06-04-19 | Josh Siegel
    Joe Biden released a $5 trillion “clean energy revolution” plan Tuesday to combat climate change, which he said is the greatest challenge facing the United States and world. Biden responded aggressively to critics and rival Democratic candidates who predicted he’d be too moderate on climate change, given his pro-union background, with a proposal that he says goes “well beyond” the agenda he undertook in the Obama administration. He vowed to re-enter the Paris Climate Accord that the Obama administration negotiated, and President Trump rejected, on the first day of his presidency, and to commit the U.S. to an even more...
  • Just as Biden Soars . . . , Unearthed ‘Negro’ Speech Threatens To Shut Him Down

    06/01/2019 12:28:53 PM PDT · by libstripper · 57 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 1, 2019 | Douglas Golden
    Former Vice President Joe Biden has accumulated a lead in the 2020 Democrat polls sufficient enough to officially qualify for frontrunner status. This is pretty impressive when you consider the amount of baggage he had to drag along in order to get himself there.
  • Biden Turning Thumbs Down on Extremist, Far-left Democratic Groups

    05/31/2019 11:28:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | May 31, 2019 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Memorial Day weekend is a time for presidential wannabes to get out on the campaign trail at patriotic events, solemn remembrance of our fallen heroes and addressing national issues. That’s what most Democratic candidates were doing on Monday, but not former vice president Joe Biden, front-runner for his party’s presidential nomination. Instead, his campaign announced that “Joe Biden has no public events scheduled.” “Those seven words are becoming familiar for the Biden team. Aside from a campaign swing right after announcing his candidacy, Biden has kept his head down while his rivals rush from state to state to...
  • 2015: "Watch Carly Fiorina Make Mincemeat Of Katie Couric On Climate Change" (YouTube link)

    06/11/2019 9:14:33 AM PDT · by ETL · 42 replies
    710 WOR Radio (New York City) ^ | Jun 10, 2019 | Mark Simone
    Below is a link to the same video on YouTubeDain Published on May 25, 2015 "Carly Fiorina makes mincemeat of interviewer Katie Couric - Climate change" (4:30 min)