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  • How your brain stops you from taking climate change seriously

    01/04/2019 4:36:26 PM PST · by mdittmar · 114 replies
    PBS NewsHour ^ | Jan 4,2019 | Nsikan Akpan
    Action on climate change has been stymied by politics, lobbying by energy companies and the natural pace of scientific research — but one of the most significant barriers is our own minds. Think about how every town seems to have a traffic intersection that’s needlessly dangerous. No matter how many times you think to yourself, “They should really put in a stoplight here,” you don’t call the proper authorities. (You’re already late for work, and it feels like someone else’s problem to solve.)Our mental responses to global warming and climate change follow a similar script. What needs to be done...
  • Brazil's Bolsonaro says he is open to hosting a U.S. military base

    01/03/2019 8:09:33 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 3, 2019 | Brad Brooks, Lisandra Paraguassu
    SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that he would be open to the possibility of the United States operating a military base on his country’s soil, a move that would form a sharp shift in direction for Brazilian foreign policy. Bolsonaro, who took power on Tuesday, said that Russia’s support of President Nicolas Maduro’s “dictatorship” in neighboring Venezuela had significantly ramped up tensions in the region and was a worrying development. Asked by the SBT TV network in an interview taped on Thursday if that meant he would allow U.S. military presence in Brazil,...
  • Internet Scam Of The Week: Suspending Your “Account” (Vanity)

    12/29/2018 7:38:05 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 54 replies
    Vanity ^ | December 29, 2018 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
    You have 2 days (48 hours) to pay. (I have a special code, and at the moment I know that you have read this email). If I don't get bitcoins, I will send your video to all your contacts, including family members, colleagues, etc. However, if I am paid, I will immediately destroy the video, and my trojan will be destruct someself. If you want to get proof, answer "Yes!" and resend this letter to youself. And I will definitely send your video to your any 11 contacts.
  • Cortez spokesman says Dems' 'Climate Crisis' panel sounds like 'screen door on a submarine'

    12/29/2018 5:25:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/29/18 | Douglas Ernst
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s plan for a new “Climate Cris” panel didn’t go over well with all of her political allies, particularly staffers for newly elected Ne w York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The California Democrat, who is poised regain her House Speaker role in the near year, championed a new “Select Committee on the Climate Crisis” on Friday, but her younger and more progressive counterparts were not impressed. “This committee, if it turns out that the rumors about it are true, sounds about as useful as a screen door on a submarine,” said Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Rep.-elect...
  • Can Someone Tell Me About the Wounded Warrior Project?

    12/25/2018 7:48:34 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 75 replies
    Vanity | December 25, 2018 | Jim Noble
    I have the opportunity to make some donations this year that I wouldn't normally be able to do. I'm interested in the Wounded Warrior Project but I have read conflicting information about it. Asking for any input about this charity from those who know.
  • gofundme TheTrumpWall

    12/19/2018 1:35:05 PM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 124 replies ^ | 12/16/2018 | Brian Kolfage
    Like a majority of those American citizens who voted to elect President Donald J Trump, we voted for him to Make America Great Again. President Trump’s main campaign promise was to BUILD THE WALL. And as he’s followed through on just about every promise so far, this wall project needs to be completed still. As a veteran who has given so much, 3 limbs, I feel deeply invested to this nation to ensure future generations have everything we have today. Too many Americans have been murdered by illegal aliens and too many illegals are taking advantage of the United States...
  • Climate change talks agree details to implement Paris deal

    12/15/2018 1:39:50 PM PST · by goldstategop · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/15/2018 | N/A
    Nearly 200 nations have agreed rules on implementing the 2015 Paris agreement. After marathon talks in Katowice, Poland, the rulebook was approved unanimously on Saturday evening. The agreement aims to deliver the Paris goals of limiting global temperature rises to well below 2C. The final session was delayed by more than 30 hours amid an ongoing stand-off over carbon markets to reduce emissions. Some accused the hosts of not shepherding the agreement through.
  • Where's the money? China accuses rich nations of 'backsliding' on climate change aid pledges

    12/14/2018 10:04:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | December 14, 2018 | by Jeremy Hodges
    China accused some of the richest nations in the world of “backsliding” on pledges to clean up pollution and provide $100 billion a year in climate-related aid by 2020. The comments at a United Nations conference on global warming in Poland spearheaded a push by a group of the 49 Least Developed Countries for clarity on when those promises will be fulfilled. Industrial nations remain about $30 billion short of their pledge to ramp-up climate-related aid to $100 billion a year by 2020. Developing nations are resisting measures that would ensure transparency in the way greenhouse gas emissions cuts are...
  • Trump Is Right — Subsidies For Electric Cars, Renewable Energy Must End

    12/10/2018 5:57:38 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    IBD ^ | December 5,2018 | EDITORIALS
    Subsidies: President Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow says subsidies for electric cars and other renewable energy programs might soon be eliminated. That would be a major victory on the road to energy freedom. National Economic Council chief Kudlow, a well-known free marketeer and supply-sider, said subsidies might disappear as soon as 2020 — interestingly, the next presidential election year. The decision comes after General Motors — the beneficiary of $2,500-$7,000 tax credits for those who buy GM's plug-in cars, not to mention two separate corporate tax cuts — decided to close five North American plants, leaving 14,700 workers without jobs....
  • "I Know Where All The Bodies Are Buried": Clinton Foundation CFO Spills Beans To Investigators

    12/07/2018 7:16:32 AM PST · by blam · 57 replies
    SGT Report ^ | 12-7-2018
    The CFO of the Clinton Foundation, thinking he was “meeting an old professional acquaintance,” admitted to investigators that the charity had widespread problems with governance, accounting and conflicts of interest, and that Bill Clinton has been commingling business and personal expenses for a long time, reports The Hill‘s John Solomon. Clinton Foundation CFO Andrew Kessel made the admissions to investigators from MDA Analytics LLC – a firm run by “accomplished ex-federal criminal investigators,” who have been probing the Clinton Foundation for some time. Kessel told MDA “There is no controlling Bill Clinton. He does whatever he wants and runs up...
  • California officially becomes first in nation mandating solar power for new homes

    12/06/2018 10:27:49 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 79 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | December 5, 2018 | Jeff Collins
    California became the first state in the nation on Dec. 5 to require homes built in 2020 and later be solar powered. ...the California Building Standards Commission (BSC) voted unanimously to add energy standards approved last May by another panel to the state building code. “These provisions really are historic and will be a beacon of light for the rest of the country,” said Kent Sasaki, one of six commissioners voting for the new energy code. “(It’s) the beginning of substantial improvement in how we produce energy and reduce the consumption of fossil fuels.” The new provisions are expected to...
  • He’s Built an Empire, With Detained Migrant Children as the Bricks

    12/02/2018 10:56:36 AM PST · by Theoria · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02 Dec 2018 | Kim Barker, Nicholas Kulish and Rebecca R. Ruiz
    The founder of Southwest Key made millions from housing migrant children. His nonprofit has stockpiled taxpayer dollars and possibly engaged in self-dealing with top executives. Juan Sanchez grew up along the Mexican border in a two-bedroom house so crowded with children that he didn’t have a bed. But he fought his way to another life. He earned three degrees, including a doctorate in education from Harvard, before starting a nonprofit in his Texas hometown. Mr. Sanchez has built an empire on the back of a crisis. His organization, Southwest Key Programs, now houses more migrant children than any other in...
  • 80-year-old Florida woman charged with scamming Michigan business for Nigerian man

    12/01/2018 5:18:00 PM PST · by simpson96 · 6 replies
    Click On Detroit ^ | 11/28/2018 | Ken haddad
    GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich. - A Florida woman is facing fraud and conspiracy charges after allegedly getting caught in a scam connected to a Michigan business and Nigerian man. WPBN reports Sylvia Williams, 80, was arrested after scamming a Grand Traverse County business out of more than $4,000. Investigators said a scammer called an Acme Township cleaning company, saying they were moving to the area and wanted to pay for cleaning services in advance. The scammer sent a check for $4,900, requesting they return a check for $4,300 to an address in Columbia County, Florida. Investigators tracked it down and...
  • Payless sold discount shoes at luxury prices --- and it worked

    11/30/2018 7:34:37 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 93 replies
    CBS News ^ | Nov. 29, 2018 | Megan Cerullo
    Payless Shoesource pranked VIP shoppers into paying markups of up to 1,800 percent for the bargain retailer's shoes as part of a viral advertising campaign designed to shift consumers' perceptions of the brand. Creating a fake luxury brand — Palessi — Payless built a temporary store and filled it with fashionistas. So-called fashion influencers – essentially trendsetters that regular consumers look to for style cues — paid up to $645 for footwear that usually retails for between $19.99 and $39.99, the company said. The fashion insiders were captured remarking on the quality of the shoes' design and fabrication – before...
  • Ford speaks out in rare statement since Kavanaugh hearings (scores $650k)

    11/27/2018 6:03:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies
    CBS News via MSN ^ | 11/27/18 | Danielle Garrand
    Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and her testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in September dominated the news cycle, with her every word scrutinized by both sides of the political aisle and the media. Since the hearings, Ford has been mostly silent. Ford released a statement on a GoFundMe page collecting donations for her last week. The page was created on Sept. 18 with an initial goal of $150,000. It has raised nearly $650,000 on her behalf. "Words are not adequate to thank all of you who supported me since I came forward to tell the Senate that I...
  • Russian firm wants to disclose 'sensitive' US government info in Mueller court fight

    11/27/2018 5:23:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/27/18 | LEE FERRAN
    A Russian consulting firm indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller plans to ask a U.S. court to allow it to share information that the U.S. government considers "sensitive.” In a joint scheduling motion filed on Tuesday, the firm, Concord Management and Consulting, LLC, said it plans to argue that the information should be shared with Concord officers or employees, and that the judge's decision on the matter will "significantly affect the defense position to how it can proceed." **SNIP** The handling of sensitive U.S. government information has long been a sticking point in the case. In October, ABC News reported...
  • What is Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal’? It’s Utter Crapitalism

    11/18/2018 6:52:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | November 18, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Earlier this week, the newly-elected Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dropped by Rep. Nancy Pelosi's Capitol Hill office. She was not there to say hello to her new colleague but to show support for a group of environmentalists hosting a sit-in in the potential Speaker of the House's workspace. The move rankled party leadership and consultants. But what exactly was Representative-elect Ocasio-Cortez showing support for? It was the "Green New Deal", a massive overhaul spending plan of the United States' economy in an effort to supposedly combat climate change. According to Politico, Ocasio-Cortez met with members from the Sunrise Movement, a nationwide...
  • Did a Twitter User Scam MAGA Fans Out of Thousands of Dollars?

    11/07/2018 3:16:48 PM PST · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 5, 2018 | Brian Feldman
    There are few things the MAGA crowd loves more than a black Republican. The meteoric rise of Candace Owens and the embrace of Kanye West, despite his Hollywood A-list status, are symptomatic of a group desperate to prove it isn’t racist. Over the past few months, the conservative sections of social media have become fixated on the #WalkAway campaign, urging Democrats and minorities to take off their blinders and join the Republican party. Late last month, it seemed that the Republican party had added a black college student named Quran to its ranks. She tweeted, “I will not hide any...
  • IRS Scam Called me

    11/02/2018 1:23:40 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 102 replies
    Nov.2, 2018 | Vanity
    I got a message that the IRS was investigating me for tax evasion. I put in the number in my search engine and others said that Indians were on the other side of the line. I hope it is a scam. I am ignoring the robo call. Here is the number: 240-345-1406. Does anyone have any info on this or had this occurred to them?
  • Mark Zuckerberg Just Stole $315,000 From A Triple-Amputee Vet

    10/14/2018 6:16:58 PM PDT · by Theo · 131 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | October 14, 2018 | Jeff Rainforth
    Mark Zuckerberg must need money because he just robbed a triple-amputee Iraq War vet blind. Brian Kolfage joined the Air Force just before 3000 Americans were killed in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that also destroyed the Twin Towers in New York City. He wanted to serve. He wanted to keep what had happened to thousands of his fellow Americans from happening again. It was his duty, he believed. During Brian's second tour in the Middle East, he volunteered for a dangerous mission in Iraq. On September 11th, 2004, exactly 3 years to the day since the 9/11/01 attacks,...