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  • CEOs descend on Washington demanding carbon price (only 11.65 years left)

    05/23/2019 2:04:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Chron ^ | 5/22/19 | James Osborne
    WASHINGTON - Top officials from 75 companies descended on the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to try to convince lawmakers to support the creation of a carbon price mechanism to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Among them were more than 20 companies from the Fortune 500, including brand names like Levi's, Johnson & Johnson and Pepsi, along with European oil majors BP and Shell, who took meetings with Republicans and Democrats in Congress in a bid to increase momentum for legislation addressing climate change. **SNIP** At a press conference Wednesday, none of the executives gathered gave any chance to a carbon price passing...
  • Tesla is at Risk of Bankruptcy if the Stock Falls by 20%

    05/23/2019 1:36:36 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 9 replies ^ | May 23, 2019 | Chriss Street
    Morgan Stanley’s auto analyst Adam Jonas warned on Wednesday that the “bear case” for Tesla is a stock price of $10.
  • Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi’s faux show of rage

    05/22/2019 11:24:42 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 22 2019 | David Harsanyi
    If there’s anyone left in America who actually believes Democratic Party leaders are interested in constructive dialogue with President Trump on substantive policy issues like infrastructure, I have a Russian conspiracy theory to sell them. When Trump cut short a meeting Wednesday with Democratic leaders on a potential infrastructure deal, liberals and their media allies had found their ginned-up outrage of the week. An allegedly irate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed that she and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had come to the White House in the “spirit of bipartisanship,” only to be rebuffed. This, only hours after Pelosi had...
  • D-Day hero is parachuting again — for a new good cause

    05/22/2019 11:22:33 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 22 2019
    He thinks it’s a “stupid thing to do,” but it strikes us as pretty bold, and cool: Harry Read, 95, will parachute into Normandy next month — just as he did 75 years ago. On June 6, 1944, Read, then a 20-year-old wireless operator in the British 6th Airborne Division, first landed on the battlefields of northern France. This time, he’ll do a tandem jump with the Red Devils Parachute Display Team. He says that when he boards the Dakota aircraft again, he will go straight to seat 12, where he sat on that day so many years ago.
  • Mueller knew no evidence of collusion against Trump from day one, Devin Nunes says

    05/22/2019 11:19:12 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22 2019 | Charles Creitz
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller knew from the beginning of the Russia investigation that there was no evidence of collusion against the Trump presidential campaign, U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes said Wednesday. Nunes, a California Republican and ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said on Fox News' "Hannity" that Mueller knew then-candidate Donald Trump did not collude with the Russians to win the 2016 election. "He knew the day he walked in the door, he knew the day he walked in the door that there was no evidence of collusion," Nunes told host Sean Hannity.
  • Onetime Michelle Obama staffer evades subpoena in Smollett-Foxx case, process server says

    05/22/2019 11:17:22 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain, Matt Finn
    Tina Tchen, the former chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama, declined Wednesday to be served with a subpoena by a retired Illinois judge seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case, according to the process server. In an email to former Illinois appellate judge Sheila O'Brien obtained by Fox News, the process server wrote that a security guard at the Chicago law firm where Tchen is a partner "called up to her and spoke with her and she said that she in [sic] never going to accept service and to not allow me up...
  • Pentagon weighs requesting several thousand more troops in Mideast amid Iran tensions: official

    05/22/2019 11:14:12 PM PDT · by bobk333 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2019
    The Pentagon is slated to request several thousand more U.S. troops be deployed to the Middle East amid escalating tensions with Iran, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News on Wednesday. No decision has been made, and it was not clear if the White House would give its blessing. The deployment could also include Patriot missile batteries and naval ships.
  • Tornado in Jefferson City, Mo., may have caused ‘catastrophic damage’: reports

    05/22/2019 11:02:18 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23 | By Dom Calicchio | Fox News
    Jefferson City, the capital city of Missouri, has taken a direct hit from a tornado and suffered possibly “catastrophic” damage, according to reports. According to the National Weather Service, a “confirmed large and destructive tornado” was observed over Jefferson City, at 11:43 p.m., moving northeast at 40 mph.
  • Global Investors Flee Chinese Stocks at Fastest Pace Since 2015

    05/22/2019 9:23:43 PM PDT · by bobk333 · 10 replies
    The Epch Times ^ | May 21, 2019 | Emel Akan
    Tensions escalated between the United States and China when Trump wrote in a tweet on May 5 that he would increase tariffs on $200 billion Chinese goods to 25 percent from 10 percent. Trump accused Beijing of backtracking on its commitment to deliver structural reforms. The dispute revealed the vulnerability of China’s stock market, with the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index falling nearly 6 percent on May 6, the day after Trump’s tweet. The stocks haven’t recovered since then. The total outflow from Chinese stocks by nonresidents since tensions escalated reached $6.2 billion, according to IIF, which has tracked capital...
  • School district rescinds job offer for fired cafeteria worker after student's parents (truncated)

    05/22/2019 9:11:11 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 13 replies
    MSN / NBC News ^ | 5-22-19 | Minyvonne Burke
    Full Headline: School district rescinds job offer for fired cafeteria worker after student's parents accuse her of cover-up A New Hampshire school district said it no longer wants a fired high school cafeteria worker to get her job back after a student's parent said she tried to cover-up giving the boy free food. The lunchroom worker, Bonnie Kimball, said she was fired in March . . . . because she gave a Mascoma Valley Regional High School student free lunch when he did not have money to pay for food. After Kimball's firing gained national attention last week, Mascoma Valley...
  • Journalists Charged With 15 Felonies For Undercover Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood

    05/22/2019 8:56:16 PM PDT · by Hostage · 34 replies
    THE DAILYWIRE ^ | May 21, 2019 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    David Daleiden Journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, who exposed suspect dealings at taxpayer-funded abortion mill Planned Parenthood via undercover videos, were denied a request to halt criminal prosecution, a press release from The Thomas More Society said on Friday. Ocasio-Cortez: There'd Be 'As Many Planned Parenthood Clinics' As Post Offices If Male Politicians Could Get Pregnant (See video in link at source) Last month, the California Supreme Court issued a stay in the high-profile case based on "political bias and selective prosecution." But now the case is moving forward. Daleiden and Merritt were hit with 15 felony charges in...
  • Why a Catholic Marathoner and Jewish Leader Embraced at the Pittsburgh Finish

    05/22/2019 8:52:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Runner's World ^ | May 20, 2019 | Elizabeth Millard
    Walking through the Pittsburgh airport with his wife last October after a beautiful Hawaiian vacation, Matt Scoletti immediately felt the enormous shift that had happened in his hometown. The usual banter and laughter were gone, replaced by a heartbreaking heaviness. A huge sign that adopted the Pittsburgh Steelers logo read “Stronger Than Hate,” in response to the mass shooting in the city that occurred at the Tree of Life, Dor Hadash, and New Light House of Worship on October 27th. Scoletti stood in front of it, and a wave of resolve washed over him. “This was not only an attack...
  • Report: IDF Officers Convinced Kabbalist Rabbis Located Terror Tunnels

    05/22/2019 8:10:43 PM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    Israel News ^ | May 22, 2019 , 1:34 pm | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Report: IDF Officers Convinced Kabbalist Rabbis Located Terror Tunnels By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz May 22, 2019 , 1:34 pm “So follow the way of the good And keep to the paths of the just.” Proverbs 2:20 (The Israel Bible™) Light at the end of the tunnel. (Credit: Kornpoj/Shutterstock) FacebookTwittergoogle_plusPinterestEmailWhatsAppCopy LinkShare76 A recently released media report detailed how two mystic rabbis patrolled Israel’s border and successfully identified the locations of tunnels terrorists had dug into Israel. Several officers were sufficiently impressed to recommend using them in future IDF operations but more senior officers have refused. Zman Yisrael, the Hebrew language edition...
  • Why America Can’t Solve Homelessness

    05/22/2019 7:52:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 19, 2019 | Michael Hobbes
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The lunch rush at St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall is a snapshot of the changing character of American homelessness. The first thing that strikes you is the sheer number of people the soup kitchen serves. The line outside starts forming two hours before the food is ready. Diners file in, eat quickly and get up as soon as they’re finished. They know someone is waiting outside for their seat. Even more striking than the scale of need are the shifting demographics of who is eating here and why. The homeless population is getting younger,...

    05/22/2019 7:22:29 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 43 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 22 May 2019 | Ann Coulter
    Can we have a quick reality check and acknowledge that what is happening to America is a million times worse than what's happening in Europe and is of much greater consequence? Conservatives regularly point to the mass migration afflicting Europe as if it's the Ghost of Christmas Future for America. Since waves of Third World migrants began sweeping into the European Union, we've seen terrorism, knifings, rape gangs and riots popping up all over the birthplace of Western civilization. Sweden has gone from a country where rape was essentially nonexistent to the Rape Capital of the World. It's sweet of...
  • Huawei confirms it has built its own operating system in case US tensions disrupt use of Android

    05/22/2019 7:16:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 05/22/2019 | Li Tao
    Huawei Technologies, the largest smartphone vendor in China, said it has developed its own operating systems (OS) for both smartphones and computers, which can be used on its devices in the event that current systems provided by US technology giants are no longer available. The Chinese company has developed a proprietary OS as tensions between the company and the US government could impact the availability of US-made operating systems used on Huawei devices, Huawei’s mobile chief Richard Yu Chengdong, said in an interview with German publication Die Welt. Yu’s comments confirm an earlier report by the South China Morning Post...
  • These 100-Year-Old Glass Flowers Are So Accurate, They Rival the Real Thing

    05/22/2019 7:14:06 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 21 replies
    Artsy on the Internet ^ | 20 jOctober 2017 | Abigail Cain
    The problem with Harvard University’s collection of glass flowers, explains professor of botany Donald H. Pfister, is that they’re too realistic. “When they’re photographed, they just look like plants,” he says, ruefully. “So how do you make a photo book that lets people know that these are actually glass models?” Even the first director of Harvard’s Botanical Museum, George Lincoln Goodale, was initially fooled by the models. During an 1886 trip to Germany to visit the home of glassmakers Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, he saw what he assumed to be a vase of blooming, freshly-cut orchids. In truth, each...
  • Trump honors 14 public safety officers with the Medal of Valor

    05/22/2019 6:32:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | May 22, 2019 | Maegan Vazquez
    President Donald Trump honored 14 public safety officers for their acts of heroism with the Medal of Valor on Wednesday at the White House, with honorees including an Ohio State University officer who thwarted an act of terrorism and a fallen Dallas officer killed during a mass shooting at a police protest march. "To the heroes we honor today this afternoon, we express the gratitude and pride of our nation for your immortal acts of courage," Trump said during a presentation ceremony in the East Room. The award is the highest national honor given to US public safety officers, such...
  • FISA: Motion Filed, John Solomon - Public Trust in Justice

    05/22/2019 6:19:42 PM PDT · by Cboldt · 42 replies
    Southeastern Legal Foundation ^ | May 22, 2019 | Southeastern Legal Foundation
    WASHINGTON, DC: Southeastern Legal Foundation filed a Motion for Publication of Records with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) on behalf of award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon and itself, seeking rulings, orders and opinions issued by the Court finding any of the attorneys associated with the Carter Page FISA applications violated rules of the Court or rules governing professional conduct by attorneys. Southeastern Legal Foundation successfully pursued Bar sanctions against sitting President Bill Clinton, ultimately resulting in the surrender of his law license on the last day in office and disbarment by the U.S. Supreme Court (1998-2001) as part of...
  • EU Pres Juncker:“These Stupid Nationalists Are in Love with Their Own Countries”

    05/22/2019 6:01:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 67 replies
    Gateway ^ | 5-22-2019 | Jim Hoft
    Juncker went off on nationalists today in a CNN interview saying, “These populist, nationalists, stupid nationalists, they are in love with their own countries,” Juncker told CNN in his Brussels office.