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  • Actor Keith Middlebrook arrested by FBI for allegedly peddling bogus coronavirus cure

    03/27/2020 12:44:24 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26 2020 | Julius Young
    Federal agents on Wednesday arrested a Southern California man who allegedly claimed to have a cure for the coronavirus and was selling the fake antidote using Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s name as a ruse to lure investors. The FBI took actor Keith Lawrence Middlebrook, 53, into custody Wednesday evening during an undercover sting. Middlebrook, who held small-time uncredited roles in “Iron Man 3,” “Thor” and “Moneyball,” delivered pills to a federal agent posing as a potential investor after he allegedly claimed to have personally developed a “patent-pending cure” for COVID-19, the global pandemic that has since ravaged the world, the agency...
  • South Carolina Man Charged With Fake Doctor Note Saying He Had Coronavirus

    03/22/2020 2:52:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    WSOC ^ | March 21, 2020
    A South Carolina man is facing charges after authorities say he lied about having the new coronavirus, causing a business to shut down and creating panic in a school system. Jeffrey Travis Long, 31, of Inman, was arrested Thursday and charged with breach of peace and forgery, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said during a news conference. The sheriff said Long worked at Sitel Corporation, a call center in Spartanburg County. According to an incident report, Long showed his employer a forged doctor's excuse from a VA hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, purportedly showing he had tested positive for COVID-19....
  • 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...
  • Democratic candidates engage in lengthy debate over climate change (only 10.93 years left)

    02/21/2020 2:27:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 2/20/20 | Rebecca Beitsch
    Democratic presidential candidates discussed climate change at length on the debate stage Wednesday night, addressing energy sources ranging from natural gas to lithium batteries. White House hopefuls fielded questions on the topic for 15 minutes, dwarfing the amount of time devoted to environmental issues at earlier debates. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) slightly walked back from her pledge to stop mining and oil and gas drilling on public lands. "You got to have lithium, you got to have copper for renewable energy. How do you do that?" moderator Jon Ralston asked her, referring to minerals needed to make batteries. "If we...
  • U.S. agency that handles Trump's secure communication suffered data breach

    02/20/2020 9:17:53 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/20/2020 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. defense agency responsible for secure White House communications said Social Security numbers and other personal data in its network may have been compromised, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday that was sent to people possibly affected

    02/19/2020 2:17:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 2/18/20 | ARISTOS GEORGIOU
    **SNIP** "Historic resistance from Democrats, the media and even some Republicans has made your accomplishments even more monumental," Gunasekara wrote. "I am increasingly concerned with the rhetoric from the far-left supportive of Venezuelan-style socialism, government take-overs and crony 'green new deals' that do little for the environment and threaten our economic success." **SNIP** Appearing on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, Nye said Gunasekara's environmental policies were "striking" given that she and her husband have two young kids who will "inherit the Earth." He noted that these children are going to have to interact with their mother, who has been a...
  • Bloomberg's cash financing 'overtly political' agendas in state AG offices, West Virginia's Morrisey claims

    02/19/2020 1:45:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/20 | Charles Creitz
    Billionaire Democrat Michael Bloomberg has bankrolled a network of climate-change lawyers who are operating out of the offices of attorneys general in liberal states, West Virginia state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey claimed Tuesday, calling the Bloomberg setup "absolutely outrageous." "[W]hat you are doing is, you're outsourcing who is running the government to people who are not accountable to the voters," Morrisey said during an appearance on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle." "It's unacceptable on so many levels." There would be public and media outrage if a corporation like ExxonMobil decided to fund similar attorneys, but for the opposite reasons, Morrisey...
  • Climate change may eradicate 1/3 of animal and plant species in 50 years, study suggests (only 10.94 years left)

    02/16/2020 4:15:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 77 replies
    CBS 'News' ^ | 2/15/20 | LI COHEN
    In 50 years, Billie Eilish will be turning 69 years old, technology will likely be unrecognizable, and the world may have lost 1/3 of all its plant and animal species. A new study has found that warming temperatures will likely cause hundreds of species to go extinct. Researchers at the University of Arizona analyzed 538 plant and animal species from around the world, 44% of which already faced local extinctions in at least one area in the world. What they discovered is that the areas that suffered from species extinctions had "larger and faster changes in hottest yearly temperatures than...
  • 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...
  • Da Nang Dick Admits It’s a Bogus Case with No Evidence

    01/29/2020 1:33:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush ^ | January 29, 2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So McConnell “doesn’t have the votes,” eh? He “doesn’t have the votes” to stop any witnesses, “doesn’t have the votes.” That was the big news that broke late yesterday afternoon; everybody ran with it. When what McConnell said was he didn’t have the votes…yet. Of course, Senator McConnell is very sly, very crafty, and I think it’s maybe a bit of misdirection. Time will tell. Of course, there continues to be this mad dash, quasi-panic about whether or not John Bolton should be called to testify. You know, one of the ways of looking at this — and there...
  • 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...
  • 'This is Dunkirk. This is 9/11': Al Gore implores Davos to tackle climate crisis

    01/24/2020 2:59:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Guardian via MSN ^ | 1/23/20 | Graeme Wearden
    Former US vice-president Al Gore has tried to mobilise the global elite to fight the climate crisis by comparing it to some of history’s greatest battles, from Agincourt to Dunkirk. Gore told delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the scale of the climate emergency was much worse than people recognise, and getting worse much faster than people recognise. “The burden to act on the shoulders of the generation of the people alive today is a challenge to our moral imagination,” said Gore, during a session on protecting the Amazon and developing sustainable markets. “This is Thermopylae. This...
  • FedEx warns people about new text message scam using company's name

    01/23/2020 1:36:32 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 23 2019 | Aris Folley
    FedEx is warning its customers about a new text-based scam that has been using the company’s name to obtain personal information from phone users. In the past week, a number of people have taken to Twitter with screenshots of messages sent to their phones disguised as package notifications from FedEx. The messages, which sometimes address users by their names, ask them to set their delivery preferences and include a tracking code. The texts also feature a link to a site that takes the user to a fake Amazon site and asks them to complete a survey, according to photos obtained...
  • Google is hiding bad news about Democrats

    01/23/2020 7:22:37 AM PST · by for-q-clinton · 44 replies ^ | 22 Jan 2020 | For-Q-Clinton
    Google is clearly hiding bad news about democrat scandals. I was trying to find an article about the democrat illegal campaign contribution scandal where AG Barr recently indicted a bunch of people. So I searched for "democrat arrested for illegal campaign donations" The front two pages nothing but Trump scandal fake news. So I'm like WTF. Let me try bing. And then the entire page is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Try it yourself. GoogleBing