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  • Editorial: Really? Trump’s plan is to wipe out 25 million people?

    09/19/2017 2:44:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 92 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | September 19, 2017 | Editorial Board
    Even by President Donald Trump’s standards of aggressive bombast and hyperbole, his speech to the United Nations on Tuesday was a stunner. He overtly threatened to wipe out North Korea, a country of 25 million people. Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong Un have been trash-talking for some time now about North Korea’s aggressive pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. But Trump raised the ante in his U.N. speech when he said that the “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself.” Just prior to that statement Trump said, “The United States has great strength and patience,...
  • Exclusive: Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe

    09/19/2017 2:36:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 19, 2017 | by Karen Freifeld, Ginger Gibson
    U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, according to two people familiar with the matter. The U.S. Federal Election Commission allows the use of private campaign funds to pay legal bills arising from being a candidate or elected official. ohn Dowd, Trump’s lead lawyer, declined to say how the president’s legal bills were being paid, adding: “That’s none of your business.”
  • Palestinian ex-terrorist to be deported from Chicago

    09/19/2017 12:46:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 19, 2017
    A Palestinian convicted terrorist with a decades-old record of bombings in Jerusalem will be deported from Chicago to Jordan on Tuesday, her spokesman said. Supporters and community activists plan to gather at O’Hare Airport’s international terminal before Rasmea Odeh, 70, departs for Jordan, said Hatem Abudayyeh, coordinator of her defense committee. Odeh pleaded guilty in April to concealing her convictions when she applied for US citizenship in Detroit in 2004. Her record would have disqualified her from entering the US a decade earlier. In 1970, Odeh was convicted of two bombings in Jerusalem, including one that killed two young men...
  • Dreamers deported under Obama show possible future for 800,000

    09/19/2017 12:41:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 19, 2017 | BY BETH CALDWELL
    ....What happens when you deport people who spent their formative years in the United States? Scholars who have documented the consequences of deporting people who grew up in the United States compare the pratice to “violent dismemberment,” calling it “destructive and inhumane” and “tragic.” Deportees who grew up in the United States experience their arrival to Mexico as such a profound loss that they often compare it to death. Thoughts of suicide are markedly higher among deportees with strong ties to the U.S. than among the rest of the deported population. Deported Dreamers also face social stigma in Mexico. They...
  • ANALYSIS: Trump launches rhetorical rockets at United Nations

    09/19/2017 12:31:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | September 19, 2017 | by Rick Klein
    Making American great again, in the view of the man who made that phrase a campaign slogan, means making the world understand that America is redefining the way it is seeking out that greatness. That means absorbing the boasts, name-calling, and contradictions embedded in President Trump’s first address to the United Nations. In a speech aimed at his own base as much as anything else, Trump delivered harsh warnings as well as complaints aimed at Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and Islamic terrorists. What the United Nations has not been about is such explicit tough-guy talk, reminiscent of Trump campaign rallies...
  • 3 members of Congress arrested at Trump Tower protest

    09/19/2017 12:13:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 19, 2017
    Three Democratic members of Congress have been arrested at a protest outside Trump Tower. U.S. Reps Raul Grijalva, of Arizona; Luis Gutierrez, of Illinois; and Adriano Espaillat, of New York, were among a small group of demonstrators who sat down in the street on Fifth Avenue Tuesday afternoon and refused to move. Protest organizers had said prior to the event that the lawmakers planned to get arrested.
  • After Self-Reflection, Journalists Discover They’ve Been Too Critical Of … Democrats

    09/19/2017 11:56:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 19, 2017 | By David Harsanyi
    Journalism is in crisis. After some much-needed self-examination, however, reporters are finally beginning to figure out why many Americans are souring on their industry: They’ve been too critical of the Democratic Party. The trend was evident in 2016, when media outlets decided to focus on Hillary Clinton’s corruption, favor trading, and subsequent cover-up attempts. As any journalism professor could tell you, the purpose of reporting is to answer basic questions, like Who? What? When? Where? Why? And does this story help bolster the chances of the Democratic Party’s candidate or not? New York Times reporter Amy Chozick, who covered Clinton...
  • Democrats and Plutocrats

    09/19/2017 10:11:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | September 19, 2017 | by REIHAN SALAM
    The Democratic party faces a dilemma. Since its inception, the party has defined itself as the champion of the little guy and a bulwark against plutocracy. Over the past few years, however, a funny thing has happened: The plutocrats have been joining the party en masse, and they’re changing it in the process. When we take a more granular look at the millionaires and billionaires of Silicon Valley, where most of America’s biggest new fortunes are being minted, we find that they are overwhelmingly Democratic. The left-liberalism of the Silicon Valley elite is reflected in support for drastically higher taxes...
  • Housing woes spur Bay Area residents to ponder exodus from costly region, poll says

    09/19/2017 7:29:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | September 19, 2017 | By GEORGE AVALOS
    BERKELEY — The Bay Area’s brutal spikes in home prices have spurred more than half of its residents to dream of escaping from the expensive region, and the urge to flee is strongest among millennials, according to new poll results. In July, the median price of a single-family home in the nine-county Bay Area was $804,000, up 10.1 percent from a year earlier. The new Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies Poll determined that 65 percent of the Bay Area’s registered voters and 48 percent of voters in California describe the issue of housing affordability as an “extremely serious” problem. The...
  • Australia's warmest winter 'driven by climate change'

    09/19/2017 6:53:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | September 19, 2017
    Climate change has driven Australia to its warmest winter on record, a leading climate group has said. Data released this month showed average maximum temperatures in the winter months of June to August were nearly 2C above average. Climate change made the "exceptionally warm and dry" winter 60 times more likely, the Climate Council said in a report. The group has linked the record hot winter to "worsening climate change". The Climate Council is an independent, non-profit organisation that was set up in 2013 to continue the work of its government-funded predecessor, which was abolished by the Tony Abbott government....
  • Climate change, mass tourism threaten Alps

    09/19/2017 6:48:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | September 19, 2017 | by Bob Berwyn
    A group of mountain researchers hiked the length of the Alps this summer, retracing a similar trek 25 years ago. Much has changed since then, especially when it comes to the environment. At lower elevations, forests are drying out and tree-killing beetles are spreading. Orchards have been damaged by extreme spring weather, as severe cold snaps follow early warmups. Among the summits, some glaciers have retreated out of view and the permafrost that holds the rocky crags together is thawing. Extreme rain storms have become more frequent, triggering ever-larger landslides that are reshaping mountainsides—so much that the path of the...
  • Baseball star Syndergaard: Hurricanes ‘global warming karma’ for Trump pulling out of Paris deal

    09/19/2017 6:29:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 19, 2017
    All-Star pitcher Noah Syndergaard is criticizing President Trump for pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord, suggesting the series of damaging hurricanes slamming the U.S. may be “karma.” “U.S. pulls out of Paris Climate Accord. Then hit by 4 Hurricanes in 6 weeks. Global Warming Karma?” Syndgaard tweeted late Monday night. He added a hashtag calling himself a Texan Republican. Syndergaard, a New York Mets star, grew up in suburban Dallas.
  • Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions.

    09/19/2017 6:25:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 19, 2017 | By JUSTIN GILLIS
    We know. Global warming is daunting. So here’s a place to start: 17 often-asked questions with some straightforward answers. 1. Climate change? Global warming? What do we call it? Both are accurate, but they mean different things. 2. How much is the Earth heating up? Two degrees is more significant than it sounds. 3. What is the greenhouse effect? We’ve known about it for more than a century. Really. 4. How do we know humans are responsible for the increase in carbon dioxide? This one is nailed down. 5. Could natural factors be the cause of the warming? Nope. 6....
  • Global warming speeds up due to Pacific 'flip'

    09/18/2017 3:02:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    CBC News ^ | September 18, 2017
    After slightly slowing for the past 15 years, global warming is once again rising more quickly due to a decade-long weather pattern that warms and cools the Pacific, Britain's meteorological office said Monday. The Met Office said the rate of global warming slowed between 1999 and 2014, but has now picked up due to a "flip" in the Pacific weather pattern. "The end of the recent slowdown in global warming is due to a flip in Pacific sea-surface temperatures," said Adam Scaife, head of climate predictions at the Met Office. "This was due to a change in the Pacific Decadal...
  • There have been protests in St. Louis for four days, but Trump hasn’t acknowledged them

    09/18/2017 2:47:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2017 | By Eugene Scott
    This is the fourth day of protests in St. Louis after the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, who had been charged with murder in the shooting of a black driver, and President Trump still hasn't said anything. He found time Sunday to retweet a GIF of himself hitting his 2016 presidential rival in the back with a golf ball, a projection of his estimated value to Twitter (approximately $2 billion) and a cartoon showing him literally bringing jobs back to the United States from overseas. But he has yet to comment — on Twitter or otherwise...
  • Protesters shut down Pelosi news conference on DACA, chanting, ‘All of us or none of us’

    09/18/2017 2:36:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 18, 2017 | By Evan Sernoffsky
    Chanting pro-immigrant slogans — “All of us or none of us,” “Democrats deport” and “We are not a bargaining chip” — more than 60 young people overwhelmed a Monday news conference that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had organized on her home turf in San Francisco to urge passage of the DREAM Act to protect immigrants who were brought to the country as children. After nearly an hour of boisterous chanting from the group, which called itself “Undocumented Youth,” Pelosi and fellow House Democrats Barbara Lee of Oakland and Jared Huffman of San Rafael packed up and left the carefully...
  • Post-Dispatch reporter among St. Louis arrested

    09/18/2017 10:34:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Fox 4 Local ^ | September 18, 2017
    A St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter is among the 80 people arrested by St. Louis police late Sunday after protests in the city turned combative. The newspaper reports on its website that Mike Faulk was covering the protest and its aftermath when he was taken into custody as police cleared a street early Monday. The report doesn’t say if Faulk has been charged or released. City police say they will release a statement later.
  • Suit: Tesla, other automakers used illegal foreign workers to build plants

    09/18/2017 10:15:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | September 18, 2017 | By LOUIS HANSEN
    Widening earlier claims of immigration fraud at the Tesla factory, a recently unsealed whistleblower suit says several other major automakers, including Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Volkswagen, illegally used foreign construction workers to build their U.S. factories. The charges expand on an investigation by this news organization last year into foreign construction workers building Tesla’s paint shop in Fremont. The federal suit charges that the carmakers used hundreds of Eastern European workers on suspect visas hired through subcontractors for the German company Eisenmann. The investigation, “The Hidden Workforce Expanding Tesla’s Factory,” and court documents revealed at least 140 foreign workers on questionable...
  • First pictures of arrested Tube bomb suspect

    09/18/2017 9:59:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 18, 2017 | By Philip Whiteside
    These are the first pictures of a suspect being held by police investigating the Parsons Green Tube bombing. Yahyah Farroukh, 21, is listed as living at an address in Stanwell, Surrey, which was searched by officers on Sunday. He was arrested at a fried chicken shop where he worked in Hounslow, west London, on Saturday night. Another 18-year-old was detained at Dover ferry port on Saturday morning.
  • Six Dreamers sue Trump administration over DACA decision

    09/18/2017 9:22:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 18, 2017 | by Dan Levine
    San Diego attorney Dulce Garcia has regularly defended clients in immigration court. Now, she is the one seeking legal relief. Brought to the United States illegally by her parents as a child, Garcia is one of six immigrants who sued the Trump administration on Monday over its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Garcia’s case, filed in San Francisco federal court, is the first to be brought by DACA recipients. The daughter of a hotel housekeeper and a welder, Garcia arrived in Southern California from Mexico at the age of 4. Garcia decided to become an attorney...