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  • We're headed for another 'Great Dying', according to breakthrough UW study

    12/10/2018 11:17:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    KUOW Public Radio ^ | December 10, 2018 | by Paige Browning
    New research shows the way the planet is warming up has staggering similarities to the "Great Dying". That mass extinction event 250 million years ago nearly ended life on earth. New research out of University of Washington and Stanford determines, for the first time, the cause. Researchers found that global warming (instead of other factors such as high acidity in the water) was the cause of the Great Dying in the Permian era. Rising temperatures and depleted oxygen levels left animals unable to breath. Justin Penn and Curtis Deutsch of UW's oceanography department authored the study. Deutsch said it's a...
  • 5 things the Trump admin has done that go against its climate change warning

    12/10/2018 11:29:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | December 10, 2018 | By Gregory Wallace
    Washington - Since the Trump administration released its blockbuster report on the day after Thanksgiving outlining the dire environmental and economic impacts of climate change, it has made a series of policy and diplomatic decisions or statements that appear run counter to all of the warnings in the report. Here's what the administration has said and done since Thanksgiving: Coal rule rollback: The Environmental Protection Agency last week proposed relaxing regulations for newly-built coal-fueled power plants. Combined with another proposal to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, the two rules would overhaul the way coal-fired plants are built and regulated....
  • Supreme Court sides with Planned Parenthood in funding fight [Roberts, Kavanuagh join libs]

    12/10/2018 7:35:37 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 170 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/10/2018 | Ariane De Vogue
    The Supreme Court Monday rebuffed efforts by states to block funding to Planned Parenthood. It left in place two lower court opinions that said that states violate federal law when they terminate Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood affiliates who offer preventive care for low income women. It would have taken four justices to agree to hear the issue, and only three conservative justices -- Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch -- voted to hear the case. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh appeared to side with the court's liberals in not taking up the case -- showing...
  • Get Ready for the Coming Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

    12/10/2018 4:27:42 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 36 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Mueller is “closing in” – on what, no one seems able to say. – Last week was the week when Robert Mueller started “closing in”. That’s what everyone in our fake news media kept telling us, anyway, so it must be true, right? Well…ok. Supposedly, if all the talking heads on CNN and MSNBC are to be believed – which they most certainly are not – the sentencing memo related to Michael Cohen and the court filing in Mueller’s case against Paul Manafort contain all sorts of damaging allegations related to President...
  • Khashoggi's final words: I can't breathe [per CNN source]

    12/09/2018 7:33:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    INN ^ | 12/10/18 04:33 | Ben Ariel
    “I can’t breathe” were the final words uttered by Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country’s consulate in Istanbul, a source briefed on the investigation into his killing told CNN on Sunday. The source, who has read a translated transcript of an audio recording of Khashoggi’s painful last moments, said it was clear that the killing on October 2 was no botched rendition attempt, but the execution of a premeditated plan to murder the journalist. During the course of the gruesome scene, the source describes Khashoggi struggling against a group...
  • Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump [they can’t hold back]

    12/09/2018 12:52:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 120 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | December 9, 2018 | Hope Yen
    Top House Democrats on Sunday raised the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for President Donald Trump if it’s proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals. “There’s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him, that he may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, the incoming chairman of the House intelligence committee. “The bigger pardon question may come...
  • Andrew C. McCarthy: Why Trump is likely to be indicted by Manhattan US Attorney

    12/09/2018 8:29:55 AM PST · by ETL · 114 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Dec 8, 2018 | Andrew McCarthy | Fox News
    The major takeaway from the 40-page sentencing memorandum filed by federal prosecutors Friday for Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, is this: The president is very likely to be indicted on a charge of violating federal campaign finance laws. It has been obvious for some time that President Trump is the principal subject of the investigation still being conducted by the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Cohen earlier pleaded guilty to multiple counts of business and tax fraud, violating campaign finance law, and making false statements to Congress regarding unsuccessful efforts to build a Trump...
  • Prosecutors’ Narrative Is Clear: Trump Defrauded Voters. But What Does It Mean?

    12/09/2018 8:43:47 AM PST · by libstripper · 94 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 8, 2018 | Peter Baker, Nicholas Fandos
    WASHINGTON — The latest revelations by prosecutors investigating President Trump and his team draw a portrait of a candidate who personally directed an illegal scheme to manipulate the 2016 election and whose advisers had more contact with Russia than Mr. Trump has ever acknowledged. In the narrative that the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and New York prosecutors are building, Mr. Trump continued to secretly seek to do business in Russia deep into his presidential campaign even as Russian agents made more efforts to influence him. At the same time, in this account he ordered hush payments to two...
  • Migrants don't bring disease. In fact, they help fight it, report says

    12/08/2018 9:40:09 PM PST · by MNDude · 70 replies
    People who oppose immigration often argue that migrants bring disease with them, and that they then become a burden to health systems in their new countries because they’re so sick. But that's not true, a team of experts argued in a new report released Wednesday.
  • Migrants don't bring disease. In fact, they help fight it, report says [FAKE NEWS!]

    12/08/2018 9:55:44 AM PST · by Bon mots · 61 replies
    NBC News ^ | Maggie Fox
    People who oppose immigration often argue that migrants bring disease with them, and that they then become a burden to health systems in their new countries because they’re so sick...
  • Ammon Bundy Quits Militia Movement in Solidarity With Migrant Caravan

    12/08/2018 8:47:02 AM PST · by conservative98 · 158 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 12/8/2018 | Eric Levitz
    ...Bundy naturally just disavowed the militia movement in solidarity with the migrant caravan, suggested that nationalism is actually the opposite of patriotism, and said that Trump’s America resembles nothing so much as 1930s Germany. Last week, Bundy posted a video to Facebook in which he criticized President Trump for demonizing the Central American migrants who were traveling in a caravan to seek asylum in the United States. “To group them all up like, frankly, our president has done — you know, trying to speak respectfully — but he has basically called them all criminals and said they’re not coming in...
  • World War I Battlefield Gas Believed In Use Against Paris Protesters Today

    12/08/2018 5:45:00 AM PST · by Nextrush · 65 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/8/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "The gas is believed to be phosgene" As published around 5am by BBC News online, removed from later versions It was just last month (November 11th) that world leaders from some 80 nations gathered at the Arc de Triomphe to commemorate the end of World War I. It was reported earlier this morning that its believed a battlefield gas from World War I, phosgene, is being used in that same area against the "yellow vest" protesters today. An account on the BBC website saying that was published around 5am Eastern, but a later version did not mention it.....
  • For first time, prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime [barf alert]

    12/08/2018 7:55:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 8, 2018 | Michael Balsamo
    The Justice Department says that President Donald Trump directed illegal payments to buy the silence of two women whose claims of extramarital affairs threatened his presidential campaign, the first time prosecutors have connected Trump to a federal crime. In a court filing, prosecutors said former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen arranged the secret payments at the height of the 2016 campaign “in coordination with and at the direction of” Trump. Cohen has previously said Trump was involved in the hush-money scheme, but court documents filed ahead of Cohen’s sentencing made clear prosecutors believe Cohen’s claim. The filing stopped short...
  • Latest House results confirm 2018 wasn't a blue wave. It was a blue tsunami.

    12/08/2018 7:42:22 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | December 6, 2018 | Harry Enten
    The final votes are being counted from the 2018 election. They confirm that the Democrats crushed Republicans. Let's start in the seat count. Republican Rep. David Valadao of California's 21st District conceded on Thursday to Democrat T.J. Cox. Cox's victory combined with other election results means that Democrats have picked up a net gain of 40 seats. As has oft been repeated, this is the largest Democratic House gain since 1974. It's a larger gain than Democrats had in the wave elections of both 1982 and 2006. We can go back even further and see how unusual it is that...
  • Meet the New Attorney General, Same as the Old Attorney General

    12/08/2018 5:25:10 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 18 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Paris Burning Watch: Reuters Top News ✔ @Reuters Paris in lockdown as France braces for new anti-Macron riots https://reut.rs/2RIwBKn 215 6:26 PM - Dec 7, 2018 Twitter Ads info and privacy Paris in lockdown as France braces for new anti-Macron riots Paris was in lockdown early on Saturday with thousands of French security forces braced to meet renewed rioting by "yellow vest" protesters in the capital and other cities in a fourth weeken... reuters.com 293 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy Very predictable next step for President Emanuel...
  • U.S. appeals court won't immediately allow Trump asylum ban

    12/07/2018 7:36:36 PM PST · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec. 7, 2018 / 9:50 PM EST
    SAN FRANCISCO — A divided U.S. appeals court late Friday refused to immediately allow the Trump administration to enforce a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border. The ban is inconsistent with an existing U.S. law and an attempted end-run around Congress, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a 2-1 decision. "Just as we may not, as we are often reminded, 'legislate from the bench,' neither may the Executive legislate from the Oval Office," 9th Circuit Judge Jay Bybee, a nominee of Republican President George W. Bush, wrote for...
  • Absentee vote changes may have invited ‘ballot harvesting’ [NC]

    12/07/2018 7:02:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 7, 2018 | Gary D. Robertson
    Changes made to absentee voting procedures five years ago in North Carolina may have emboldened workers to run the type of illegal “ballot-harvesting” operation alleged to have been used in a disputed congressional race, election experts and lawmakers said. Some observers are concerned that the changes made it possible for more people to apply for absentee ballots. Then so-called harvesters could collect unsealed ballots and manipulate them or throw out ones from minority voters who might have otherwise gone to the polls. The heavily Republican Legislature crafted the 2013 law that scaled back some voting options amid a national GOP...
  • 9 Common Myths Christians Believe At Christmas

    12/07/2018 6:58:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/07/2018 | Shane Pruitt
    Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year, because it calls our attention to one of the most beautiful teachings of Scripture — the Incarnation of Christ. When you realize the incredible truths behind the reality that God came and dwelt among us, it can’t help but impact the way you live. Plus, it’s an awesome reminder that God kept His promises from the Old Testament to send a Messiah to rescue His people from their sins.However, since that time, many myths have been added to the greatest story ever told.Here are nine common myths Christians believe at...
  • Kamala Harris is not Ready for Democrat Nomination Prime Time

    12/07/2018 5:50:25 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 31 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Over the last 32 years I’ve written many times about the unarguable fact that, to win the Democrat Party’s presidential nomination, a candidate must prove to be an especially accomplished and shameless liar. From Michael Dukakis to Bill Clinton to Al Gore to John Kerry to Barack Hussein Obama to the Pantsuit Princess, the nominees the Democrat Party has offered up to the American people over the last three decades reads like the murderers row in the grand pantheon of deceptive history. Democrat voters just love to be lied to. Enter Kamala Harris, about whom there has been so much...
  • ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Shake France. Here’s the Lesson for Climate Change.

    12/07/2018 4:35:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 6, 2018 | By Alissa J. Rubin and Somini Sengupta
    PARIS - Vincent Picard describes himself as a “militant ecologist.” But when protesters took to the streets to express their rage over a planned increase in France’s fuel tax, Mr. Picard joined their ranks. He acknowledges that the tax might encourage the conservation considered critical for a healthy planet. But with the nearest train station 35 minutes away, he has to drive to work every day. “I am conscious that we have reached the end of fossil fuels and that we have to modify our habits,” said Mr. Picard, a 32-year-old pastry maker from northern France. But, he added, “You...