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  • Illegal Immigration, Internment Camps, and Useful Idiots

    06/21/2018 1:57:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 21, 2018 | by David Catron
    Laura Bush needs a remedial course in history and immigration policy. The Bush family has a famously adversarial relationship with English. It became clear this week that at least one of them is also illiterate where U.S. history and immigration policy are concerned. This was demonstrated when former First Lady Laura Bush took to the pages of the Washington Post to denounce President Trump for enforcing a statute signed into law by her own husband, George W. Bush. Even worse, she compared the HHS facilities where the children of illegal immigrants are briefly housed to the infamous internment camps where...
  • Uncle abandons 6-year-old illegal immigrant boy in Arizona desert

    06/21/2018 1:50:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 21, 2018 | By Stephen Dinan
    While official Washington’s attention has been focused this week on President Trump and illegal immigrant parents separated from their children, Border Patrol agents in Arizona spotted a completely different type of family separation. Agents say they were patrolling the border road near Lukeville, Arizona, on Tuesday night when the discovered a 6-year-old Costa Rican boy abandoned on the road in 100-degree heat. The child told the agents he’d been dropped off on the road by his uncle, who’d told him the Border Patrol would pick him up, agents said. The boy said his mother was an illegal immigrant living in...
  • Climate Change Brought a Lobster Boom. Now It Could Cause a Bust.

    06/21/2018 11:59:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 21, 2018 | By Livia Albeck-Ripka
    VINALHAVEN, Me. - At 3:30 in the morning on a Friday in late May, the lobstermen ate breakfast. Outside, their boats bobbed in the labradorite water, lit only by the dull yellow of streetlamps across the bay. It was windy, too windy for fishing, but one by one the island’s fishermen showed up at the Surfside cafe anyway. Over pancakes and eggs, they grumbled about the season’s catch to date. Some of the lobstermen said it was just too early in the season. Others feared that it was a sign of things to come. Since the early 1980s, climate change...
  • Climate Change Sparked the Border Migration Crisis

    06/21/2018 11:39:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 21, 2018 | by TANYA BASU
    One factor causing migrants to risk everything - even potentially losing their children - to travel through the heat of summer in the dangerous desert and towards the barbed wire fences and tent cities springing up just south of the United States border: climate change. Many of the migrants being detained here now hail from what's referred variously as the Dry Corridor or the Northern Triangle, which consists of the three countries immediately south of Mexico: Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. The United Nations published a report in June 2016 that described the depth of the food insecurity crisis in...
  • Global warming's infectious Trojan Horse: Animals moving north may bring new diseases

    06/21/2018 11:27:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | June 21, 2018 | By Joan Meiners
    Rising temperatures from climate change are driving animals northward into new environments, raising concerns that pathogens hitching a ride may bring new diseases -- especially to southern U.S. states, including Louisiana. The world's warmest and wettest climates are home to some of its most worrying diseases like dengue, yellow fever and malaria. Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states could become a portal through which new diseases enter the United States, carried in the bloodstream of northward-bound species, scientists say. The warning comes as an Associated Press analysis this week of temperature data shows widespread and faster warming over the past...
  • Climate change deniers tend to be old, white and racist, study finds

    06/20/2018 1:23:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 130 replies
    Metro UK ^ | June 20, 2018 | by Rob Waugh
    There’s a ‘type’ when it comes to climate change denial it turns out – and it’s a pretty simple one: old, white and racist. Researchers found that American voters with the highest levels of racial resentment were far more likely to dispute the idea of man-made climate change. Researcher Salil Benegal at DePauw University analysed data from American National Election Studies – and found that Republicans with high racial resentment scores were 84% likely to disagree with man-made climate change. Previous Pew research has shown that climate change deniers tend to be old and white. The scores were measured on...
  • Opinion: Here’s How to Break the Impasse on Climate

    06/20/2018 1:17:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 20, 2018 | By Trent Lott and John Breaux
    As former leaders of our parties in the United States Senate, we know what it takes to achieve a bipartisan breakthrough in Congress. For all the talk of discord in Washington, we see the possibility of finding common ground on a divisive issue. As surprising as it may sound, climate change offers an opportunity for both parties to come together and deliver a victory - and cash dividends - to the American people. Congress should approve legislation to place a meaningful fee on carbon-dioxide emissions that ripples through all sectors of our economy, and return the revenues it generates to...
  • Conflict, climate change choke efforts to cure poverty, inequality: U.N.

    06/20/2018 1:08:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 20, 2018 | by Ellen Wulfhorst
    UNITED NATIONS - Climate change and conflict are forcing growing numbers of people to go hungry, flee their homes and lose critical access to water, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a look at progress in its global development goals. The number of hungry people has risen for the first time in a decade, and violence and conflict are causing food problems in 18 nations, the U.N. said in its assessment. Member nations of the U.N. adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 in a concerted effort to conquer poverty, inequality and other international woes by a 2030...
  • Unaccompanied children crossing border in greater numbers, raising fears of new crisis [2015]

    06/20/2018 8:20:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2015 | By Jerry Markon and Joshua Partlow
    Unaccompanied minors are crossing the U.S. Southwest border in growing numbers again. In October and November, more than 10,500 children crossed the U.S.-Mexico border by themselves, the vast majority from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, according to U.S. government data. The Department of Health and Human Services, which is required to shelter and care for the children after they are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security, last week opened a new, 700-bed shelter in Texas and is planning to open another 300-bed facility in Texas as early as Friday. A third, 400-bed facility in California may also be needed,...
  • Richmond school drops Confederate name in favor of Barack Obama

    06/19/2018 6:09:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2018 | By Madison Park
    A Richmond, Virginia, elementary school will switch its name from that of a Confederate general to that of the nation's first black President. On Monday, the Richmond school board voted to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary as Barack Obama Elementary School. Members of the school's community submitted ideas for a new name and students at the Richmond school, which is 95% African-American, voted among seven choices. The top three finalists were: Barack Obama, Northside and Wishtree. Last year, a school board in Mississippi dropped the name Jefferson Davis, for the president of the Confederacy, in favor of naming an elementary school...
  • Climate Change a 'Man-made Problem with a Feminist Solution' says Robinson

    06/19/2018 5:45:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Voice of America ^ | June 18, 2018 | by Reuters
    LONDON — Women must be at the heart of climate action if the world is to limit the deadly impact of disasters such as floods, former Irish president and U.N. rights commissioner Mary Robinson said on Monday. Robinson, also a former U.N. climate envoy, said women were most adversely affected by disasters and yet are rarely "put front and center" of efforts to protect the most vulnerable. "Climate change is a man-made problem and must have a feminist solution," she said at a meeting of climate experts at London's Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Entrepreneurship. "Feminism doesn't mean excluding men,...
  • Looking for signs of global warming? It's all around you

    06/19/2018 5:34:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | June 19, 2018 | By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer
    David Inouye is an accidental climate scientist. More than 40 years ago, the University of Maryland biologist started studying when wildflowers, birds, bees and butterflies first appeared each spring on this mountain. These days, plants and animals are arriving at Rocky Mountain Biological Lab a week or two earlier than they were 30 years ago. The robins that used to arrive in early April now show up in mid-March. Marmots end their winter slumber ever earlier. "If the climate weren't changing, we wouldn't see these kind of changes happen," Inouye said while standing on a bed of wildflowers that are...
  • University Finds that Illegal Aliens Feel They Are Discriminated Against “Due to Being Undocumented”

    06/15/2018 8:33:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Immigration Reform.com ^ | June 14, 2018 | By IRA MEHLMAN
    Ever wonder why going to university nowadays can leave parents broke, or kids with a mountain of debt? If you or your kid is planning to attend Rice University in Houston, be prepared to pony up $46,600 for tuition. If your kid needs to eat and prefers to sleep indoors, your total tab for the year will be $61,350. But you can rest assured that your life’s savings will be put to good use by Rice University, funding such important research as the forthcoming report, “Kicks Hurt Less: Discrimination Predicts Distress Beyond Trauma Among Undocumented Mexican Immigrants.” Sorry, no hyperlink...
  • Teachers’ union urges Democrats to run harder against the 2017 tax cut

    06/15/2018 7:02:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 15, 2018 | by David Weigel
    The American Federation of Teachers is urging Democratic candidates to step up their attacks on last year’s Republican-passed tax cuts, armed with voter surveys that find the legislation useful as a way to argue for more public spending. “We’ve found support for an increase in health-care spending, and for an argument that the increase is going to come from tax cuts for the rich,” said Stan Greenberg, a pollster at Democracy Corps who conducted the voter survey for AFT. “They created the vehicle for expanding investment by passing this tax cut.” The survey, conducted with 1,000 voter phone interviews and...
  • Climate Change May Spark Global ‘Fish Wars’

    06/15/2018 6:43:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 14, 2018 | By Craig Welch
    Atlantic mackerel, a fatty schooling fish, for years has been caught by fleets in parts of Europe and sold around the world—where it gets pickled, grilled, smoked, and fried. It is among the United Kingdom's key exports. But a decade ago, warming temperatures began driving this popular fish north, into seas controlled by Iceland. Almost overnight, this seafood gold began shredding relations between some of the world's most stable governments. It led to unsustainable fishing, trade embargoes, and boat blockades. It even helped convince Iceland to drop its bid to join the EU. And that was among friendly nations. Welcome...
  • Trump says he wants "my people" to sit at attention for him like people do for Kim Jong Un

    06/15/2018 6:32:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 15, 2018 | By KATHRYN WATSON
    President Trump declared in a spur-of-the-moment interview with "Fox and Friends" Friday morning that he wants people to sit at attention for him like they do for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Kim stands accused of leading a murderous regime that starves its own people. But Mr. Trump has heaped praise on Kim since meeting with him in Singapore, saying repeatedly that the two have "good chemistry." "Hey, he is the head of a country and I mean he is the strong head," Mr. Trump told Fox News' Steve Doocy on the White House lawn Friday. "Don't let anyone...
  • Capitalism is killing the planet and needs to change, says investor Jeremy Grantham

    06/13/2018 6:09:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 13, 2018 | by Fred Imbert
    Jeremy Grantham, the longtime investor famous for calling the last two major bubbles in the market, is urging capitalists and "mainstream economists" to recognize the looming threat of climate change. "Capitalism and mainstream economics simply cannot deal with these problems. Mainstream economics largely ignore [them]," Grantham, who co-founded GMO in 1977, said Tuesday in an impassioned speech at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago. "We deforest the land, we degrade our soils, we pollute and overuse our water and we treat air like an open sewer, and we do it all off the balance sheet." This negligence is due in...
  • Iran spokesman warns Kim about nuclear agreement with Trump

    06/12/2018 2:30:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | June 12, 2018 | by Associated Press
    TEHRAN - The spokesman for the Iranian government is warning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that President Donald Trump could nullify any nuclear deal with North Korea. The semi-official Fars news agency quotes Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, as saying Tuesday: "We are facing a man who revokes his signature while abroad." Nobakht's remarks are the first by an Iranian official after Trump and North Korea's Kim concluded their nuclear summit. The U.S. pulled out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran in May.
  • NBC Analysis: The Trump Doctrine: How to lose friends and influence enemies

    06/12/2018 1:37:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | June 12, 2018 | by Jonathan Allen
    SINGAPORE - Over the past week, President Donald Trump alienated allies and cut a deal with a brutal dictator. He praised North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as “honest, direct and productive” and lambasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “dishonest.” For critics, Trump’s moves are confounding and perilous evidence of incoherence. For his allies, they’re a reminder of his no-apologies approach to foreign policy. For everyone, it's a reminder that the Trump Doctrine, as one senior White House official told the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, is "We're America, Bitch." But Trump has also increasingly shown an affinity for the idea that...
  • Leveraging MRTI’s Christian witness to climate change

    06/12/2018 1:14:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Presbyterian Outlook ^ | June 12, 2018 | by Kerri Allen
    We live in times where moral ambiguity can have devastating and even deadly consequences. When it comes to the reality of climate change, there is no ambiguity of the disastrous impact of human degradation of the planet. Just in the past two weeks, a Harvard University study estimates that over 4,500 lives were lost as a consequence of Hurricane Maria. Well over a decade following Hurricane Katrina, white New Orleans has recovered; black New Orleans has not. See a pattern here? The devastating effects of climate change are undeniable, as is this disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable communities throughout...