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  • Children waiting more than six months for NHS dental treatment soars 52pc in three years

    09/22/2018 7:23:12 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | June 16, 2018 | Laura Donnelly
    The number of children waiting more than six months for NHS dental treatment has risen by 52  per cent in three years, new figures show. Labour said there had been a “completely unacceptable” deterioration in child dental care as it revealed the findings. The statistics from Freedom of Information requests show that children are waiting an average of two weeks more for operations, compared with 2013. In the worst performing trust, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, children waited an average of 253 days for treatment. Overall, the findings show a 15 per cent increase over three years in...
  • Virginia Governor Set to Bypass Legislature to Join State-Based Climate Agreement

    09/21/2018 7:17:21 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 20, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is poised to implement a new regulation without legislative approval to join 10 other states in a climate change agreement based on restricting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.But lawmakers, policy analysts, and tea party activists in Virginia who oppose what they consider costly regulations of industry are raising questions about the economic and scientific arguments underpinning the proposed rule.They say the Virginia General Assembly should have a straight up-or-down vote on Northam’s plan, in part to ensure that any revenue the governor raises from “carbon trading” is collected and dispersed in a manner consistent...
  • 'Impossible to Fire' State Dept. Bureaucrat Admits Working for Socialist Group on Gov't Time

    09/20/2018 10:23:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/20/2018 | Jim Treacher
    Out of all the departments in the federal government, my favorite is probably the U.S. Department of State. In addition to lying to everybody constantly about the stuff they're doing all over the globe, a few years ago they took the time to lie about little ol' me personally. Back in 2010, a State Department employee operating a State Department SUV made an illegal left turn on a D.C. street and crippled me for life. And as if that weren't bad enough, then the State Department lied about it.They actually blamed me for what they did to me. They...
  • When will Democrats wake up and resist the socialists' scheme to take over their party?

    09/20/2018 9:44:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 20, 2018 | By Bryan Dean Wright
    When President Obama embraced “Medicare for All” earlier this month, it was a remarkable moment. Not because the proposal will be adopted (it won’t) or because the price tag would bankrupt the nation (it would). Rather, it was a remarkable moment because a former American president played the role of enabler for the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Indeed, Obama’s endorsement was a moment of great celebration for an organization that for years has plotted to hijack the Democratic Party and use it as a parasitic host to remake the nation. Here’s how. Back in 2012, the Vice Chairman of...
  • Why Do People Flee Socialist Countries and Blue States, Then Vote Democrat?

    09/20/2018 8:48:43 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    September 20, 2018 | Vanity
    Immigrants who flee socialist countries vote for Democrats in overwhelming numbers. Democrats who flee blue states due to high cost of living and corruption, move to red states and vote Democrats. Can they not make the connection?
  • Florence portends more massive hurricanes in age of global warming

    09/20/2018 7:25:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 19, 2018 | by Jon Herskovitz
    Global warming has increased the likelihood of more massive, sluggish storms like Florence, capable of dropping record amounts of rain and causing the type of catastrophic flooding that crippled North and South Carolina this week, experts said. Most meteorologists agree that climate change can increase the volume of water vapor stored within weather systems. More water vapor means more rain, especially when the storm is a crawler like Florence, which slowed to about 2 miles per hour (1.6 km per hour) after slamming into the North Carolina coast. When storms such as Harvey, which struck Texas last year, and Florence...
  • Poll: Gillum leads DeSantis by 6 points in Florida governor race

    09/19/2018 10:18:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 91 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 09/19/18 09:03 AM EDT | By Brett Samuels
    Democrat Andrew Gillum holds a 6-point lead over Ron DeSantis (R) in the hotly contested gubernatorial campaign in Florida, according to a new poll. The Reuters–Ipsos–UVA Center for Politics poll found that 50 percent of voters surveyed support Gillum, compared to 44 percent who back DeSantis. The remaining percentage of voters said they support a different candidate or did not indicate support for any candidate. Gillum and DeSantis are running to replace outgoing Gov. Rick Scott (R), who is term-limited and running for Senate. The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election handicapper, rates the gubernatorial contest a “toss-up.” The Reuters...
  • Boulder climate change lawsuit triggers legal finger-pointing

    09/19/2018 6:50:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | September 18, 2018 | By Charlie Brennan
    Petroleum producers targeted by Boulder and Boulder County in a bid to hold them responsible for current and future costs associated with climate change are trying in a recent court filing to push the blame back on virtually anyone who uses fossil fuels. In a filing dated Sept. 10, the Exxon Mobil Corporation and Suncor Energy that is labeled a defendants' designation of "non-parties at fault," the corporations deny that they bear any fault for damages cited by Boulder. But the filing goes further, in saying that the county governments "combust fossil fuels - the alleged root cause of their...
  • Aspen Skiing Co. Aims to Turn Skiers into Climate Change Activists

    09/18/2018 12:51:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Powder - The Skier's Magazine ^ | September 17, 2018 | By Jillian Queri
    Aspen Skiing Company recently unrolled a new activism campaign, called Give A Flake, which invites skiers and non-skiers alike to speak out against climate change inaction, with the launch of a variety of online tools that help activists easily contact their elected officials. However you lean, with a click of a button on the Give A Flake website, you can find out how the elected officials in your area stand on climate change. Then, via Twitter, users can tweet at their local leaders with images and statements that Aspen Skiing Co. has already curated. The campaign also provides a simple...
  • Global carbon prices too low to combat climate change - OECD

    09/18/2018 12:25:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 18, 2018 | by Reuters
    LONDON - Carbon prices in major advanced economies are too low to cut greenhouse gas emissions and stave off the worst effects of climate change, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Tuesday. Carbon pricing, via taxes or emissions trading schemes, is used by many governments to make energy consumers pay for the costs of pollution, and to spur investment in low-carbon technology. The OECD examined carbon pricing between 2012, 2015 and 2018 in 42 OECD and G20 economies, which represent around 80 percent of global carbon emissions. It found the average pricing level across the countries...
  • Former head of climate change panel to stand trial for harassment

    09/18/2018 12:20:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | September 18, 2018 | By Sanjay Kumar
    A court in New Delhi on Friday ordered Rajendra Pachauri, former head of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), to stand trial on criminal charges alleging that he sexually harassed a former colleague. The woman filed a police complaint against Pachauri, 78, in February 2015, and he stepped down from IPCC that month. Women’s rights and legal activists have since charged that authorities have been slow to act on that allegation and complaints that Pachauri harassed other women. Pachauri, who denies the allegations, faces up to 3 years in prison if convicted. The woman who filed the...
  • Lowly In Stature, Fungi Play A Big Role In Regulating The Climate

    09/18/2018 12:13:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    WBUR ^ | September 18, 2018 | by Bruce Gellerman
    As fall approaches, you may have noticed there's plenty of fungus among us. A rainy spring and hot, humid summer have produced an early, bumper crop of fruiting fungi we call mushrooms. Fungi are among the most tenacious forms of life, on or off the planet. They've been found growing outside an orbiting spacecraft, thriving inside the ruins of the Chernobyl reactor, even in rocks in Antarctica. But it's on forest floors where fungi reign supreme. Biologically distinct from animals, plants and bacteria, fungi are classified with their own kingdom. And in our world, they play a critical role in...
  • Eugene Robinson: Climate change not just a theory

    09/18/2018 12:05:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | September 18, 2018 | By EUGENE ROBINSON, Washington Post Writers Group
    Hurricane Florence has drenched eastern North Carolina with more than 30 inches of rain, an all-time record for the state. Last year, Hurricane Maria ravaged the island of Puerto Rico and caused, according to an independent study, nearly 3,000 deaths. Welcome to the new normal. Tropical cyclones are nothing new, of course. But climate scientists say that global warming should make such storms wetter, slower and more intense — which is exactly what seems to be happening. And if we fail to act, these kinds of devastating weather events will likely become even more frequent and more severe. Every human...
  • Socialism Is So Hot Right Now--An explanation for the enduring power of very bad ideas

    09/18/2018 11:43:23 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 23 replies
    Commentary ^ | 9/17/'18 | Jonah Goldberg
    Socialism is on the march! It’s just that nobody quite knows what it is. A Gallup poll in August found that 57 percent of Democrats said they view socialism positively, while only 47 percent had a favorable view of capitalism. Only 16 percent of Republicans thought well of socialism. Findings like this—along with other polls showing socialism’s support among millennials generally as well as the sudden celebrity of avowed socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after her stunning defeat of fourth-ranked Democratic House leader Joseph Crowley in a New York primary—have invited waves of op-eds crashing across the waterfront: What is socialism? Why...
  • SDSU Awarded Competitive Grant for Climate Change Research

    09/17/2018 2:19:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    San Diego State University ^ | September 17, 2018 | By Jeff Ristine
    A San Diego State University team received one of the first grants from California’s Climate Change Research Program, created by the state legislature in 2017 to support research on reducing carbon emissions. The nearly $1.8 million award was the second largest of 10 awarded by the California Strategic Growth Council from among nearly 70 proposals submitted. The funding comes from the state cap-and-trade program, which limits and “auctions” rights to greenhouse gas emissions in California. SDSU biologist Rebecca Lewison and senior research scientist Megan Jennings lead the grant-funded project, which will focus on integrating ecosystem and local community planning to...
  • Voters Are Ready for a Green New Deal. Are Democrats?

    09/17/2018 2:10:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | September 17, 2018 | by Eric Levitz
    Last weekend, Americans weathered a “once in a lifetime” storm for the fourth time in 13 months. After a summer of unprecedented wildfires in the West, hurricane season has (once again) brought “unprecedented” devastation to communities on the East Coast. Faced with such ecological upheaval, our primeval ancestors would be scrambling to discern what they’d done to provoke nature’s wrath. We modern humans are a bit less confused, but much more complacent. We don’t need to ask a shaman why monsters like Florence are paying us such frequent visits. We don’t need burn a witch to find out what’s bringing...
  • NHS in Quicksand As Faces "National Emergency"

    09/17/2018 12:37:25 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 19 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 9/12/18 | Jamie Wells, M.D.
    On the verge of a “national emergency,” regulatory experts from the National Health Service (NHS) Improvement body just released their latest review which reveals a crisis in workforce shortages. One in eleven jobs is vacant with nursing staff vacancies up 17% in only the last three months. As BBC Health reports, this reality comes after “sustained efforts by ministers and NHS bosses to tackle the shortages, including a new pay deal and recruitment and retention campaigns.” Leadership referenced the situation as painting a “bleak picture” to acknowledging the burdens of increased demand, employee shortages and financial pressures was making it...
  • Socialist Leaders Clarify: ‘We Only Want Socialism For Everyone Else’-SATIRE?

    09/17/2018 10:47:37 AM PDT · by fungoking · 2 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 9/17/18 | Staff
    U.S.—Many people seem confused by socialist leaders, who are often well-off, amassing wealth and luxuries for themselves while complaining about the excesses of capitalism, but those socialists have clarified that they never intended socialism for themselves, just for everyone else. “I’m doing pretty well for myself and don’t need socialism,” Bernie Sanders, who is a member of the one percent and owns multiple houses, explained. “Other people aren’t doing so well, and we should redistribute their wealth amongst each other, but I’m fine as I am.” This was reiterated by multi-millionaire Jim Carrey. While the salary he gets paid could...
  • The Post-Normal $ocialist: Oca$io-Cortez

    09/16/2018 6:11:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 19 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-16-18 | MOTUS
    There’s been quite a buzz about Alexandria Oca$io-Cortez rocking a $3,500 Gabriela Hearst, new $coialist worker’s uniform:The New People’s UniformTo be fair, AOC has been rockin’ socialist uniforms ever since she was a wee one:And socialist workers have always had uniforms, although in the past they’ve been a bit drab and utilitarian:But in the 21st century, they’ve been replaced by a modern, somewhat saucier, look for the contemporary worker. Minus the guns of course, because Democratic Socialism is peaceful. At least at first.Girlfriend iz workin’ it!If you’ve been around for a while, you will remember that it was our first...
  • After comedian Jim Carrey goes ‘all in for socialism,’ a Venezuelan journalist schools him

    09/15/2018 12:36:39 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 56 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/15/18 | USA Features
    Reality Check: In a recent appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” actor/comedian and, most recently, POTUS Trump-hating activist Jim Carrey, professed his love for socialism and claimed that Americans should embrace it fully as well. After stating that we have to “say yes to socialism, to the word and everything,” Venezuelan columnist Laureano Márquez published a scathing column on Wednesday for the Venezuelan media outlet Runrunes, schooling Carrey over his economic worldview.