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  • The Case for Climate Reparations

    04/23/2018 6:15:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Sierra Club ^ | April 23, 2018 | by Jason Mark
    ... The mounting price tag of extreme weather events and the prospect of greater destruction to come have brought into focus a question that has been lurking at the edges of climate change conversations: Who should pay the costs of the death and destruction caused by human-driven global warming? The debate over climate accountability is not new. The Bali Action Plan established the idea - at least in theory - that the rich countries that have built their wealth by burning fossil fuels should help the poorer nations that are suffering disproportionate harms from a distorted atmosphere. "Climate change reparations"...
  • “Climate Justice: Conversations Across Barriers and Borders” explores climate change inequality

    04/23/2018 6:09:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    UConn Daily Campus ^ | April 23, 2018 | By Gabriella Debenedictis
    Climate change experts and University of Connecticut students spoke on defining and solving climate change inequality at “Climate Justice: Conversations Across Barriers and Borders” on Friday. The event, part of UConn’s spring 2018 Metanoia on the Environment, was moderated by UConn political science professor Dr. Prakash Kashwan and featured a discussion from multiple climate change experts, along with UConn students Rebecca Kaufman, Wawa Gatheru and Evan Fritz. “Climate change is definitely the most formidable challenge that humanity has ever faced,” Kashwan told the audience. “When talking about facing the issue, we forget that both the causes and the consequences of...
  • Dear leaders: You've failed your children on climate change

    04/23/2018 5:47:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | April 22, 2018 | by Jamie Margolin
    Dear leaders, You failed us. It's your responsibility to protect the youth. But when faced with the choice of fossil fuel money for your campaigns, or the wellbeing of your children, you pick fossil fuels. Today is Earth Day. Please save your phony Earth Day tweets and Facebook posts, I don't want to see them. Put those in a bag along with your toothless "thoughts and prayers" tweets for hurricane victims and dump them in the ocean just like you permit corporations to dump their waste. Because my generation is so done with your talk. I'm a 16-year-old sophomore in...
  • Michael Bloomberg donates $4.5M to U.N. climate body after U.S. cuts

    04/23/2018 5:41:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 23, 2018 | by Associated Press
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vowed to write a $4.5 million check to the United Nations body that oversees climate change negotiations to make up the shortfall in the agency's budget caused by U.S. funding cuts. President Donald Trump last year formally announced the U.S. would pull out of the Paris climate accord deal, stating that it was not fair. Congress also cut funding for the Bonn, Germany-based UNFCCC from $7.5 million in previous years to $3 million this year. "America made a commitment and as an American if the government's not going to do it we...
  • Ex-FBI No. 2 alerted then-FBI chief Comey of plans to talk to press: lawyer

    04/20/2018 12:51:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 20, 2018 | by Sarah N. Lynch
    Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sent emails to then-Director James Comey alerting him he planned to push back against negative news coverage related to his oversight of probes into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a lawyer for McCabe said on Friday. In an interview with reporters, Michael Bromwich said the emails could help clear McCabe of allegations by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog that McCabe “lacked candor” with Comey by misleading him into thinking McCabe did not authorize disclosures to a newspaper to combat articles about his wife’s political campaign and his role in overseeing an investigation into...
  • Emails show Obama White House statements on Clinton probe worried FBI's Strzok

    04/20/2018 12:39:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 20, 2018 | By Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson
    ames Comey isn’t the only one who took issue with Obama White House statements downplaying the Hillary Clinton email probe in 2016. A new email obtained by Fox News shows that even anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok was concerned about their comments at the time. Offering a glimpse into his actions while leading the Clinton investigation, the Strzok email shows the agent seemingly agitated over statements made by then-White House press secretary Josh Earnest claiming Clinton was not a target of the FBI probe. "Below not helpful," Strzok wrote to top FBI counterintelligence official Bill Priestap and colleague Robert Jones...
  • In Baltimore, in the flesh, Stormy Daniels

    04/20/2018 11:43:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 20, 2018 | by Jean Marbella
    Late, very. Short, or at least shorter in the way that celebrities always seem in real life. That was Stormy Daniels, last seen on “60 Minutes,” “The View” and litigation against President Donald Trump stemming from an alleged affair, opening a three-night show at the Fantasies strip club in South Baltimore on Thursday night. Daniels strode onto the elevated stage in the center of the bar dressed as Little Red Riding Hood — if Little Red Riding Hood’s village was Las Vegas, that is. She wore a red sequined and hooded cape and a flouncy skirt, and soon dispensed with...
  • Fresno State lecturer slams school for not backing Bush-tweet professor

    04/20/2018 11:04:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | April 20, 2018
    FRESNO, Calif. -- A Fresno State lecturer who says he was demoted after posting a tweet that Donald Trump "must hang" says the university president is again failing to defend academic freedom -- this time over a professor who called former first lady Barbara Bush an "amazing racist." In an opinion piece posted Thursday by The Fresno Bee, Lars Maischak says university President Joseph Castro is siding with attackers of English professor Randa Jarrar instead of standing up to the "fascist threat to academic freedom."
  • Trump's tweet gatecrashes OPEC's celebration

    04/20/2018 10:40:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 20, 2018 | by Rania El Gamal, Alex Lawler, Dmitry Zhdannikov
    With oil prices hitting $75 per barrel, it was meant to be one of the smoothest meetings OPEC has had in recent years. The night before the meeting, the ministers gathered in Jeddah celebrated with a traditional Saudi sword dance - just as U.S. President Donald Trump had done when he visited Saudi Arabia last May. Little did they know that Trump was about to spoil their post-meeting party when he tweeted that oil prices had rallied too far. “Looks like OPEC is at it again. With record amounts of oil all over the place, including the fully loaded ships...
  • ‘They Were Never Going to Let Me Be President’

    04/20/2018 10:05:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 137 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 20, 2018 | By AMY CHOZICK
    Subtitle: Covering Hillary Clinton’s campaign from before it started to the very last moment. Things were already looking bad when Chelsea Clinton popped the Champagne. It was just after 9 p.m. on election night and she was having her hair and makeup done in the family’s suite at the Peninsula hotel. She stopped to pour what somebody told me was Veuve Clicquot into everyone’s glasses, figuring that in a couple of hours Donald Trump’s run of early victories in red states (West Virginia, Oklahoma, Alabama) would end and the map would turn back in her mom’s favor. Three hours later,...
  • Opinion: Deportation Is A Reproductive Rights Issue

    04/20/2018 9:10:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 19, 2018 | by Holly Bland
    On Thursday afternoon, activist Alejandra Pablos - my friend - will stand up in court and wait for a judge to decide the fate of her freedom. Ale, as her friends call her, was taken into custody by ICE and has been detained for the last 42 days. Ale lost her green card and was put in line for deportation after a 2011 arrest and conviction on several charges including driving under the influence. She spent two years in Eloy Detention Center in Southern Arizona. This January, Ale, a dedicated reproductive justice and immigrant rights organizer, was leading chants at...
  • Colorado's 'Barack Obama Highway' bill could face rocky road to passage

    04/20/2018 6:56:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 20, 2018 | By Ryan Gaydos
    Colorado Democrats hope to convince their fellow state lawmakers to rename a stretch of Interstate 25 the “Barack Obama Highway.” The measure passed a House panel by a 12-1 vote Thursday, but could eventually face opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate. The bill would apply to the portion of the interstate that runs through Denver in recognition of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, which the city hosted. It was there that Obama accepted the party's nomination for president. Several states have renamed stretches of roads after the 44th president, including California, Illinois, Indiana, Florida and Missouri. Florida leads the way with...
  • Opinion: Cynthia Nixon Can Save the Democrats (From Themselves)

    04/20/2018 6:37:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 20, 2018 | By Sarah Leonard
    After Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders’s strong showing in the primary, many in the Democratic Party are able to read the writing on the wall: They need to move left. But who wants to step in? Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York. In the past two years, Mr. Cuomo - with an eye on national office - has rebranded himself from conservative insider to left-wing populist. Last year, he even held a news conference with Mr. Sanders to announce a “free college” plan. The truth is, the governor wears his new identity like a cheap...
  • Affluent Democrats Aren’t an Obstacle to Economic Populism

    04/20/2018 6:22:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 20, 2018 | By Eric Levitz
    The Democratic Party has never been more reliant on the support of upper-middle-class voters than it is today. And the economic fortunes of affluent Americans - and those of the typical working-class household - have rarely been more disparate. These twin developments have inspired much commentary about the class tensions beneath Team Blue’s “big tent”. There is little doubt that it would be easier to advance radical economic reform in an America where politics was sharply polarized along class lines, and working people of all races were concentrated in a single partisan coalition. It is absolutely true that a liberal...
  • The Starbucks racism video is remarkable for just how unremarkable it is to black Americans

    04/20/2018 5:59:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 19, 2018 | by Elon James White
    The coffee chain's anti-bias training is a potentially positive step. But white people need get real about the extent of racism in America. Can black folks do anything without scrutiny? The arrest of two black men sitting quietly in a Philadelphia Starbucks has set off a national discussion about whether there are any places or activities where race doesn’t color the experience. Even something as innocuous and common as waiting at Starbucks for a friend looks different when viewed through the lens of America’s ongoing race problem. And so well-meaning outrage aside, it’s time that white people in America get...
  • Obama: Parkland students 'are shaking us out of our complacency'

    04/19/2018 11:27:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | April 19, 2018 | By Jennifer Hansler
    Former President Barack Obama has again lauded the students of Parkland, Florida, writing that they "are shaking us out of our complacency." "America's response to mass shootings has long followed a predictable pattern," the 44th president wrote in an entry published Thursday in Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People" list. "This time, something different is happening. This time, our children are calling us to account." "Seared by memories of seeing their friends murdered at a place they believed to be safe, these young leaders don't intimidate easily," Obama wrote of the students. "The Parkland, Fla., students don't have the kind...
  • Competition between males improves resilience against climate change

    04/19/2018 6:16:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Science Daily ^ | April 18, 2018 | by Jon Parrett PhD
    Animal species with males who compete intensively for mates might be more resilient to the effects of climate change, according to research by Queen Mary University of London. Moths exposed to increasing temperatures were found to produce more eggs and have better offspring survival when the population had more males competing for mating opportunities (three males for every female). The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, suggests that sexual selection can provide a buffer against climate change and increase adaptation rates within a changing environment. This could improve understanding of how changing environments might affect...
  • Criminal Referral to Justice Department Regarding Comey, McCabe, Clinton, Strzok and Others

    04/18/2018 12:26:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    Rep. Ron DeSantis Website ^ | April 18, 2018 | Rep. Ron DeSantis
    Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today sent a letter, along with several colleagues, to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and US Attorney John Huber, asking them to investigate several Obama-era officials for potential violation(s) of federal statutes. These officials include former FBI Director James Comey, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former Acting Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Counsel Lisa Page, among others. Read the criminal referral here. The following members have joined DeSantis in this call for equal application of the law:...
  • Pittsburgh police detectives asked to bring riot gear in case President Trump fires Robert Mueller

    04/18/2018 12:17:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 18, 2018 | BY MEGAN CERULLO
    Pittsburgh police detectives will report for duty with riot gear Thursday, in anticipation of a potential large scale protest should President Trump decide to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Major Crimes Commander Victor Joseph instructed his unit to bring “a full uniform and any issued protective equipment (riot gear) with them to work until further notice,” WPXI.com reported. The memo was issued based on “information of a potential large scale protest in the Central Business District.” “There is a belief that President Trump will soon move to fire Special Prosecutor Mueller. This would result in a large protest within 24...
  • Who is the Fresno State professor who called Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist'?

    04/18/2018 11:38:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | April 18, 2018 | by Jody Murray
    The Fresno State English professor who lashed out at the late Barbara Bush, calling the former first lady an "amazing racist," has made a mark as an author writing about her personal life and Arab-American heritage. Randa Jarrar was born in Chicago in 1978, according to her Wiki page, to an Egyptian-Greek mother and Palestinian father. She grew up in Kuwait and Egypt, then returned with her family to the U.S. in 1991 after the Persian Gulf War. According to Fresno State officials, Jarrar has been on leave this semester from the university, where her instruction includes creative writing. "Many...