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  • California Gov. Jerry Brown Issues Another Bogus Global Warming Prediction

    11/21/2018 9:46:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 20, 2018 | Editorial
    Climate Alarmism: Mark your calendars. In five years, everyone will believe the global warming doomsday scenarios repeated ad nauseam by environmentalists. That's according to California Gov. Jerry Brown. More likely, it be another in a long line of climate change "tipping points" that never arrive. On CBS's "Face the Nation" over the weekend, Brown went on at length about how global warming was behind the recent deadly California wildfires. Even though he also admitted that Trump was right that bad forest management played a role. But Brown concluded by saying that such wildfires will only get worse if the world...
  • Young tech whiz kid hacked Silicon Valley executives' phones to steal cryptocurrency – [tr]

    11/21/2018 4:19:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 21, 2018 | Staff
    A young Manhattan man allegedly stole $1million from a Silicon Valley executive by hacking into his phone and stealing his cryptocurrency. Nicholas Truglia, 27, faces 21 felony counts after he allegedly went on a hacking spree that targeted six victims. Authorities said Truglia successfully hacked into six victims' phones, but was only able to steal money from Robert Ross.
  • As Immigrant Farmworkers Become More Scarce, Robots Replace Humans

    11/20/2018 7:38:15 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 20, 2018 | Miriam Jordan
    SALINAS, Calif. — As a boy, Abel Montoya remembers his father arriving home from the lettuce fields each evening, the picture of exhaustion, mud caked knee-high on his trousers. “Dad wanted me to stay away from manual labor. He was keen for me to stick to the books,” Mr. Montoya said. So he did, and went to college. Yet Mr. Montoya, a 28-year-old immigrant’s son, recently took a job at a lettuce-packing facility, where it is wet, loud, freezing — and much of the work is physically taxing, even mind-numbing. Now, though, he can delegate some of the worst work...
  • Migrant Complains About Free Food She’s Been Given By Mexico, Calls It Pig Food

    11/19/2018 5:16:42 PM PST · by ColdOne · 110 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/19/18 | Benny Johnson
    Deutsche Welle’s Spanish language channel, DW Español, traveled to Tijuana in order to interview some of the migrants living in the camps. A reporter asked one of the migrants how the living conditions were in the camp. The woman complained about the food she had been given in the camp, calling it food for “pigs” and saying she would “die of hunger” if she did not eat it. “The truth is, the food that they’re handing out here is terrible,” the woman complained while holding up the food platter. “Look at what they’re giving us. Refried beans, as if they...
  • "The Whole Thing Is Crazy" - Doug Casey On The Migrant Caravan

    11/20/2018 7:04:10 PM PST · by vannrox · 24 replies
    Casey Research ^ | 21NOV18 | Doug Casey
    Hundreds of migrants have showed up at the U.S.-Mexico border. They’re part of a “caravan” that includes about 5,000 people from Central America. The rest of the caravan, as far as we know, is still in central Mexico. But make no mistake. They’ll show up at the border any day now. And no one can agree on what to do with these people. Some say we should just let them into America. Other people, including President Trump, think we should keep the migrants out. In fact, Trump recently called the caravan an “invasion.” Not only that, he deployed thousands of...
  • Historic 'Monday Night Football' game nabs epic ratings

    11/20/2018 11:42:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | November 20, 2018 | By Frank Pallotta
    If you need more evidence that big scoring equals big TV ratings for the NFL then look no further than this week's "Monday Night Football." The Los Angeles Rams 54 to 51 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs brought in a 11.3 overnight rating for ESPN. That's the best overnight rating for "Monday Night Football" since 2014. Monday night's ratings were up more than 57% from last year's week 11 match-up, which was between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams and Chiefs offered viewers one of the most impressive offensive displays in NFL history. The two teams,...
  • Opinion: The Cost of Neglect (Camp Fire)

    11/20/2018 4:53:07 PM PST · by kingu · 10 replies
    Territorial Dispatch (Yuba County) ^ | Nov 19, 2018 | Lou Binninger
    Looney Governor Jerry Brown blamed the rash of apocalyptic-level forest fires on Global Warming deniers. His nonsensical and rash comments will not be missed. Many will remember him for endangering Californians by ignoring the infrastructure needs of the state. Oroville Dam’s maintenance had been slipshod since its completion in 1968. Flakey inspections by state agencies risked the lives of hundreds of thousands of North State dwellers during the heavy rains and spillway collapse in February 2017. The failure will cost taxpayers more than $1 billion to repair. No one has estimated the hundreds of millions it cost 180,000 people to...
  • Maxine Waters Unfit to Chair House Financial Services Committee

    11/20/2018 2:33:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 20, 2018
    Considering her record and documented history of poor ethical and moral fitness, it’s outrageous that Maxine Waters is up for chair of the ultra-powerful House Financial Services Committee, which has jurisdiction over the country’s banking system, economy, housing, and insurance. With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, come January the 14-term California congresswoman is expected to head the committee, which also has jurisdiction over monetary policy, international finance, and efforts to combat terrorist financing. Throughout her storied political career, Waters has been embroiled in numerous controversies, including abusing her power to enrich family members, getting a communist dictator...
  • L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti launches attack on..Trump as friends say he is building his own 2020 [tr]

    11/20/2018 1:37:10 PM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 20, 2018 | Ryan Perry and James Desborough
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has taken a swipe at Donald Trump accusing his administration of dividing the nation - as friends confirm to DailyMailTV that he's building towards a 2020 run. In an exclusive interview Garcetti says 'it breaks my heart' to witness what he described as the damage Trump is doing, but feels there is opportunity for unity. He also pointedly avoided using the president's name, in a sign of the unifying message he is likely to see as his path to the Democratic nomination. The 47-year-old politician insisted that the nation could, with the right leadership, became...
  • Electoral Three-Card Monte: How The Democrats Stole Orange County

    11/20/2018 1:06:17 PM PST · by detective · 43 replies
    American Spectator ^ | November 19, 2018 | Dov Fischer
    While you were watching the Red Card in Florida, guess what they pulled in California? A nation riveted. Did Florida elect DeSantis their new Governor, or the anti-Semitic crook with the Hamilton tickets and the Tallahassee corruption scandal? Did Florida elect one of its finest-ever Governors, now term-limited, to the United States Senate, or did they go again for the mummy? And for those with Georgia on their minds, did Stacey Abrams finally figure out that 49 percent is less than 50 percent, or is she still working on the new math? Well, it seems for Republicans focused on those...
  • Dems Flipped Over Half of Orange County House Seats After Election Night

    11/20/2018 12:23:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 20, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Speaking of the election, I want to get into this a little bit more detail, but I noted yesterday that in Orange County every Republican congressman lost. Orange County is one of the last counties in California where Republicans have a chance, and they lost every congressional seat. But I only told you half the story. Over half of those Republicans won on election night. Some of those Republicans won by eight points — and then counting the undervotes and counting the overvotes and counting the late votes. I mean, we didn’t see what was going on out there...
  • Zinke blames lawsuits by 'radical environmentalists' for creating more wildfires

    11/20/2018 12:04:45 PM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2018 | Dave Boyer -
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke blamed “radical environmentalists” Tuesday for blocking federal forest-management efforts and causing dangerous conditions that lead to deadly wildfires such as the blaze that killed dozens last week in northern California. “When lawsuit after lawsuit by, yes, the radical environmental groups that would rather burn down the entire forest than cut a single tree or thin the forest, then it’s easy to find who is suing and who promulgates these destructive policies,” Mr. Zinke said. “Take a look at who’s suing — every time there’s a thinning project. The density of dead and dying trees is higher.”...
  • Election fraud scheme on L.A.'s skid row homeless to sign fake names for cigarettes,cash, DA says

    11/20/2018 11:10:39 AM PST · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    Nine people face felony charges in connection with a fraud scheme in which they offered cash or cigarettes to homeless people on skid row in downtown Los Angeles in exchange for hundreds of fake or forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms, prosecutors said. Los Angeles County prosecutors Tuesday announced the charges, which include circulating a petition with false names, voter fraud and registering a nonexistent person during election cycles in 2016 and this year. “They paid individuals to sign the names,” said Officer Deon Joseph, the senior lead officer on skid row, told The Times in September....
  • Tech's popular 'FAANG' stocks have lost more than $1 trillion and counting from highs amid tech rout

    11/20/2018 7:36:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/20/2018 | Michael Sheetz
    The FAANG stocks — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google-parent Alphabet — all fell in Tuesday trading. The five "FAANG" stocks have collectively lost more than $1 trillion in market value from recent highs through Tuesday's early trading. The FAANG stocks — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google-parent Alphabet — all fell again on Tuesday. Amazon, Apple and Netflix led the group's losses, each falling more than 3 percent. Combined market capitalization losses since their 52-week highs hit $1.02 trillion on Tuesday: Facebook: $253 billion Amazon: $280 billion Apple: $253 billion Netflix: $67 billion Alphabet: $164 billion The five tech...
  • U.S. Stocks Extend Slump as Pressure Intensifies on Tech

    11/20/2018 7:33:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated Nov. 20, 2018 10:21 a.m. ET | By David Hodari and Corrie Driebusch
    Stocks around the world tumbled Tuesday, putting major U.S. indexes at risk of closing below their October lows and wiping out yearly gains. What started as a technology company selloff bled into other corners of the market, as investors dumped shares of everything from retailers to oil-and-gas companies in favor of relatively safe assets such as bonds and reliable dividend payers like utility companies. The result: Some traders who stepped in to scoop up shares in late October, hoping for a quick rebound, are now in danger of losing those potential profits and more. That puts the stock market in...
  • 6 Bangladeshis apprehended at Texas border

    11/20/2018 7:06:33 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    wnd.com ^ | unknown
    Six Bangladeshi nationals were apprehended at the Texas border with Mexico in two separate incidents within a 12-hour period over the weekend. Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents during the month of October apprehended at least 75 Bangladeshi nationals, an increase of more than 10 percent over October 2017, Breitbart News reported During the fiscal 2018 year, which ended Sept. 30, Laredo Sector agents apprehended 668 Bangladeshi migrants, a rise of nearly 270 percent over the previous year’s total. Breitbart, noting the hundreds of miles of open river border in South and Central Texas, said the migrants paid up to $27,000...
  • San Francisco Judge Blocks Asylum Ban For Aliens Who Cross Border Illegally…

    11/20/2018 6:49:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | November 20, 2018 | Staff
    Late last night another activist judge, U.S. District Judge Jon Steven Tigar in San Francisco (Obama appointee), issued a temporary restraining order against the Trump administration’s modified emergency asylum policy which barred asylum for aliens who enter the country illegally. [Read Court Ruling HERE] Setting up, yet again, another likely higher court appeal/decision. While a challenge was predictable, frustrating and likely to be spun up by media, the ruling only applies to aliens who gain illegal entry and request asylum. Nothing in the ruling stops the hardened border enforcement and/or current expedited review and deportation program. In essence, keep the...
  • New House: More Democrats from California than from 36 other states combined

    11/19/2018 5:08:14 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 19, 2018 12:04 PM | Paul Bedard
    Nearly 7 in 10 Democrats in the new House majority are from the East and West coasts, the latest sign of the party’s lack of connection with the heartland and South. And even more dramatic, there will be more Democratic members from liberal California than from 36 other states combined, according to an analysis from the bipartisan Washington firm Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen, and Thomas. “Democrats now dominate the coasts,” said the election analysis.
  • Actress files for restraining order against Avenatti

    11/19/2018 8:23:55 PM PST · by Justaham · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/19/18 | Michael Burke
    The actress Mareli Miniutti is seeking a restraining order against Michael Avenatti, the attorney who was arrested last week on suspicion of felony domestic violence. Miniutti filed a petition in Los Angeles County Superior Court seeking the restraining order. The legal action was first reported by The Blast. The outlet reported Miniutti also made the domestic violence report against Avenatti. Her involvement was previously unknown.
  • Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris push White House for deal on judicial nominees

    11/19/2018 1:55:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 179 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2018 | Gabriella Munoz
    Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, both members of the Judiciary Committee, called on the White House Monday to make a deal to fill court vacancies. ~snip~ They offered accepting Judge James Rogan, a Trump pick, as long as their choice — Judge Lucy Koh — is also confirmed. They also proposed that each party select a nominee from the other’s list to confirm.