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  • Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS

    08/08/2020 6:23:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/06/20 | Naomi Jagoda
    Tax preparers are concerned that many of the millions of Americans receiving unemployment benefits due to the pandemic are unaware that they might owe money to the IRS next year. Jobless benefits are subject to federal income taxes, as well as state income taxes in most parts of the country. But workers who are collecting benefits for the first time may not be aware of those tax implications, or they might opt against having taxes withheld from their benefit payments. People who do not have enough money withheld during the year could end up with smaller refunds or balances due...
  • Records show Hunter Biden still controls 10% stake in Chinese firm despite leaving its board (say wha...?)

    07/06/2020 6:44:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/06/20 | Jerry Dunleavy
    Documents show Hunter Biden still controls a stake in a Chinese investment firm despite his promise to resign from the company’s board and a pledge from his father Joe Biden that no one in the family will have foreign business entanglements if he is elected in November. The troubled son of Joe Biden, a former vice president who is now the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, holds a 10% equity stake in the Chinese government-linked Bohai Harvest RST (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Company, according to Chinese business records first reported by the Daily Caller. Through his lawyer, Hunter had...
  • Huffington Post writer Taryn Finley says black celebrities who criticize rioting, looting, arson, and black-on-black murder “should shut up”

    06/15/2020 5:35:29 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    Wordpress ^ | June 15, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Huffington Post writer Taryn Finley says black celebrities who criticize rioting, looting, arson, and black-on-black murder “should shut up” Taryn Finley is a writer for the Huffington Post. She just said that black celebrities who criticize rioting, looting, arson, and black-on-black murder “should shut up.”Here’s an excerpt from her new column: (the bolding is mine), Silence Can Be Violence — But These Celebs Should Shut UpToo many Black stars have made comments condemning the movement for Black lives. It may be time to leave some of your faves behind.By Taryn FinleySince the string of police killings that took the lives of...
  • Silence is 'complicity,' say many white protestors

    06/08/2020 3:29:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    AFP ^ | June 7, 2020 | Staff
    As massive crowds take over streets across the United States in support of black lives, "white silence is violence" has become a recurring theme, a push to spread awareness that discrimination in a country built on racism extends far beyond police brutality. The recent police killing of a black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis and the protests it triggered have revived long-simmering criticisms over the historic complacency of white Americans towards the systemic racism undergirding their lifestyles.
  • Woman charged with inciting riots after posting Facebook Live video

    06/03/2020 11:20:15 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/3/2020 | Lia Eustachewich
    A Michigan woman faces up to 10 years behind bars for encouraging others to loot and throw bricks at buildings in a Facebook Live video, according to a report.Alexandria “Ally” Lyons posted the livestreamed video over the weekend during riots in Grand Rapids that left more than 100 businesses damaged, reported. In the video, Lyons is seen swigging beer — likely stolen from a bar called Mojo’s in Grand Rapids — and showing off clothes allegedly swiped from F. David Barney Clothiers, according to court records.
  • Coronavirus could weaken climate change action and hit clean energy investment, researchers warn (only 10.87 years left)

    03/13/2020 6:53:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/13/20 | Emma Newburger
    The coronavirus pandemic has stoked concerns of a global economic recession as it spreads across the world, igniting one of the sharpest oil price plummets in the last 30 years and causing the biggest stock plunge on Wall Street since the stock market crash in 1987. While the crisis has led to a temporary decline in global carbon dioxide emissions, experts are warning it poses a serious threat to long-term climate change action by compromising global investments in clean energy and weakening industry environmental goals to reduce emissions. The International Energy Agency, or IEA, has warned the virus outbreak will...
  • How coronavirus impacts climate change with emissions reductions (only 10.89 years left)

    03/05/2020 5:05:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Good Morning America via MSN ^ | 3/05/20 | Julia Jacobo
    The emergence of the coronavirus as a world health epidemic and fears of it spreading have halted air and ground travel in some regions of the world and stalled it elsewhere, significantly reducing the amount of carbon emissions being released into the atmosphere. Pollution monitoring satellites from NASA and the European Space Agency have detected significant decreases of nitrogen dioxide over China since Jan. 1, following the outbreak of the virus -- evidence that the noxious gas being emitted by motor vehicles, power plants and industrial facilities has nearly come to a complete stop. And China isn't the only part...
  • Climate change is threatening winter sports' very existence (only 10.90 years left)

    03/01/2020 12:51:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 2/29/20 | Derek Van Dam
    A warming planet has major ramifications on winter snowpack across the globe, including a long-term drying trend for many. That's a concern for winter sports enthusiasts and communities that depend on snow throughout the year. Not many understand this better than the climate advocacy group known as Protect Our Winters (POW). The group is an organization of professional athletes and like-minded individuals fighting for policy to protect winter sports and mountain communities. "Increased temperatures are melting away both my sport and my livelihood," professional ski mountaineer and POW representative Caroline Gliech told the US Senate late last year. This year...
  • Tonight’s Democratic Debate In South Carolina Could Finally See Tough Talk On Climate (ZERO questions asked, bartender pissed)

    02/26/2020 5:11:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/25/20 | Eric Mack
    Charleston, South Carolina got a glimpse of its potential future in September when Hurricane Dorian grazed the South Carolina coast, bringing the three-headed monster of heavy rain, storm surge and extreme high tides with it. Tuesday night, seven Democratic candidates for President will take the stage in Charleston and try to make their cases for how they’ll stem the intensification of climate change, which is fueling that future marked by increased risk of powerful storms and chronic flooding across the Southeast. It’s been less than a week since the last Democratic debate in Nevada, where six candidates - former New...
  • 10 Things You Can Do About Climate Change, According To The Shepherds Of The Paris Agreement (only 10.92 years left)

    02/25/2020 2:58:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/25/20 | Jeff McMahon
    **SNIP** Radical optimism echoes an organization the authors formed, Global Optimism, to combat pessimism and denialism. Endless abundance is the sense that there are resources enough for all, to combat competitiveness and tribalism. Radical regeneration means caring for both nature and oneself, to combat exploitation and burnout. Then the authors get to action. “We have discussed the mindset everyone needs to cultivate in order to meet the global challenge of the climate crisis, but on its own, this is not enough,” they write. “For change to become transformational, our change in mindset must manifest in our actions.” **SNIP** 1 Let...
  • Weather warning: Earth could be hit by MINI ICE-AGE as Sun ‘hibernates’ (only 10.96 years left)

    02/03/2020 2:25:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 82 replies
    Express ^ | 2/03/20 | SEAN MARTIN
    Sunspot activity on the surface of the Sun follows a well-known but little understood 11 year cycle. Activity rises and falls creating the so-called solar maximum and then solar minimum. During a solar maximum, the Sun is more powerful and is littered with sunspots. Conversely when the Sun enters a solar minimum – which it did about two years ago - energy from our host star begins to lessen. However, one expert has warned that the Sun will enter a period of “hibernation” this year, in what as known as a Grand Solar Minimum (GSM). **SNIP** “The reduction in temperature...
  • Joe Biden Said No Scientist Supports Bernie Sanders’ Climate Plan. Dozens Just Did. (only 10.97 years left)

    01/29/2020 2:41:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 1/29/20 | Chris D’Angelo
    Dozens of scientists have endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) sweeping plan to combat global climate change after fellow Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden declared that “not a single solitary scientist thinks it can work.” The former vice president derided Sanders’ proposed $16.3 trillion Green New Deal during a campaign stop last week in New Hampshire, adding that “you can not get to zero emissions by 2030. It’s impossible.” Sanders swung back over the weekend, telling a crowd in Iowa that he would soon unveil “a long list of scientists” who back his plan. The Sanders campaign delivered on Tuesday, releasing...
  • NASCAR, Chip Ganassi Racing Duped In Billion Dollar Ponzi Scheme, Affiliation Unlikely to Leave Stain on Sport (DC Solar)

    01/27/2020 3:47:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 1/26/20 | John Wall Street
    The co-owners of DC Solar Solutions, Inc. plead guilty on Friday to charges associated with running a one billion dollar Ponzi scheme. Jeff and Paulette Carpoff (along with five others who have/will plead guilty) acknowledged that between 2011 and 2018 they sold investors mobile solar generator units (MSGs) that did not exist and manipulated documentation (think: financial statements, lease contracts) to make it appear as if the units had been leased out and were in use. New funds were used to pay the scam’s earliest investors and to make several sports related purchases including; NASCAR sponsorships, an independent league baseball...
  • City of Ithaca Creates New Position For Green New Deal - Director of Sustainability (only 10.98 years left)

    01/26/2020 6:20:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WENY ^ | 1/22/20 | Christina Episcopo
    ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY) - The City of Ithaca is now looking for a Director of Sustainability to help launch the city into a organizational transformation initiative. This position was created to help meet the goals of the city's Green New Deal. WENY News Spoke with Ithaca City Mayor, Svante Myrick, to find out what he is looking for. "So we're looking for somebody with a particular set of skills, somebody who understands both environmental justice, as well as racial and social justice. Somebody who is capable of leading a broad community conversation around those issues, and somebody who's willing to work...
  • We cozy up 'like little sardines': Meet the youth delegates camping in subzero temperatures at Davos (only 10.99 years left)

    01/22/2020 5:24:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/22/20 | Sam Meredith
    DAVOS, Switzerland - Youth climate delegates from around the world are taking part in a "collaborative protest" against the rich and powerful by camping in subzero temperatures at the World Economic Forum. The annual January get-together - which is often criticized for being out of touch with the real world - is set to welcome more than 3,000 participants this week, with those in attendance poised to focus on the intensifying climate crisis. **SNIP** "We are just trying to show them that we are doing the right thing despite the fact that we are not sleeping or staying in the...
  • An intensifying climate crisis threatens more than half of the world’s GDP, research claims [Davos 2020]

    01/19/2020 6:07:24 AM PST · by zeestephen · 47 replies
    CNBC ^ | 19 January 2020 | Sam Meredith
    Policymakers and business leaders from around the world are due to arrive in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Monday...Over half of the world’s GDP (gross domestic product) is exposed to risks from nature loss, according to a new report. It comes following a 12-month period which reportedly saw the hottest year on record for the world’s oceans, the second-hottest year for global average temperatures, and wildfires from the U.S., to the Amazon, to Australia.
  • Why the Climate Movement's Next Big Target Is Wall Street (only 11.04 years left)

    01/19/2020 4:27:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Gizmodo via MSN ^ | 1/14/20 | Dharna Noor
    Climate activists are taking on a new pipeline: The one that funnels money from Wall Street into planetary destruction. A coalition of climate, environmental, youth, and indigenous organizations unveiled Stop the Money Pipeline, a campaign to “pressure banks, insurance companies and asset managers to stop financing fossil fuels and deforestation and start respecting human rights and Indigenous sovereignty,” late last week. Banks, asset managers, and insurance companies may seem like less obvious targets than going directly after, say, oil and gas companies or the Trump administration. But Wall Street plays an essential role in the fossil fuel industry’s expansion. Staunching...
  • YouTube's top related videos have a climate change denial problem (only 11.05 years left)

    01/18/2020 7:12:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Mashable ^ | 1/17/20 | Marcus Gilmer
    A new study claims that YouTube is rife with misinformation about climate change and that some major advertisers inadvertently have their ads running alongside these videos. The new report comes from activist organization Avaaz, a relatively new global group that harnesses the power of collective action via campaigns and petitions. The Avaaz study found that not only were a significant number of climate change denial videos surfacing on the platform, but that YouTube's algorithm was sending viewers to even more of those types of videos. Additionally, in a move that might actually cause YouTube to do something about it, Avaaz...
  • 'Out of context': AOC backtracks on claim climate change will end world in 12 years (only 11.06 years left)

    01/15/2020 4:39:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/15/20 | John Gage
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Sen. Rand Paul after he claimed she said the world would end in 12 years if nothing is done about climate change. "Hey Senator! Would you like me to also take your comments out of context and pose them as your earnest position, as you have chosen to do with me?" the New York Democrat wrote Wednesday. "I assume the answer is yes, especially given that the GOP climate agenda is about as fictional as Spaceballs anyway." Paul, 57, attacked Ocasio-Cortez's position on climate change earlier in the day. "No @AOC the world will not end...
  • Ocasio-Cortez warns of damage to crops due to warm temperatures in January (only 11.07 years left)

    01/14/2020 3:41:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/13/20 | ARIS FOLLEY
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is warning of potential damage to crops and the high food prices that could follow after the New York metropolitan area saw record high temperatures this past weekend. “It hit ~70° in NY,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Sunday night. “In January. This weather at this time of year can be very risky for local farmers & families they serve.” “If certain crops germinate/flower prematurely & a freeze follows, crops could fail or drop in yield. When food supply drops, prices rise,” she continued, while adding the hashtag #ClimateCrisis. Her post came in response to another tweet sent...