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  • Oceans losing oxygen due to climate emergency

    12/07/2019 9:00:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.07.2019 | John Silk
    The oceans are losing oxygen due to climate change, with dire consequences for marine life and vulnerable communities and fisheries, a nature conservation report revealed Saturday. This is the “ultimate wake-up call” for humanity on ever increasing carbon emissions, according to the report, published at the UN Climate Change conference in Madrid. The authors say the report, “Ocean deoxygenation: Everyone’s problem,” is the largest ever peer-reviewed study into the causes, impacts and possible solutions to the ocean’s oxygen loss. […] According to the report, areas of water with low oxygen concentrations are expanding, with roughly 700 ocean areas across the...
  • Gretchen Carlson wants to speak freely about Fox News tenure

    11/02/2019 1:40:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 2, 2019 | John Carucci
    When Gretchen Carlson heard that NBC News was considering letting people out of their non-disclosure agreements involving alleged sexual misconduct at the network, she couldn’t help but think of the NDA she signed with Fox News before her departure three years ago. “It would be nice to be able to be able to tell my full story,” Carlson said. She’s hoping one day she can. The newswoman says she’s asked to be let out of her NDA and talked to other Fox News employees who left with similar settlements about pressing the network to be let out of the agreements....
  • How ‘do us a favor’ led to Trump impeachment inquiry [barf-olomew]

    11/02/2019 1:30:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | November 2, 2019 | Calvin Woodward, Colleen Long, Eric Tucker and Lynn Berry
    The words from one president to another, somewhat casual in tone, were not casual at all in meaning: “I would like you to do us a favor, though.” Those words have now prompted deployment of the ultimate political weapon, an impeachment process enshrined in the Constitution as a means other than the ballot to remove a president from office. When history writes the story, the seemingly innocent request from President Donald Trump to his Ukrainian counterpart will show their infamous July 25 phone call had a lot behind it, at least implicitly. It had the weight of U.S. military power...

    11/01/2019 5:58:27 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 31, 2019 | Alyssa Milano
    The Republicans keep screaming, “due process”! Literally 100% of the GOP members of the house voted AGAINST due process today in the #ImpeachmentVote. IMPEACHMENT IS DUE PROCESS.
  • How a Trump impeachment could lead to a Pelosi presidency

    10/31/2019 9:58:37 AM PDT · by Innovative · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 31, 2019 | Paul Callan
    House Democrats will press forward on Thursday with a House vote to officially greenlight impeachment proceedings into President Donald Trump's handling of aid to Ukraine while he was seeking an investigation of his political rival, Joe Biden. What might follow could be a double impeachment scenario that would make heads spin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the president of the United States. After Pence, she's next in the line of succession.
  • Fans greet Donald Trump with boos and chants of 'lock him up!' at World Series

    10/27/2019 7:56:27 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 101 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/27/2019 | Jorge castillo, Eli Stokol
    Fans greet Donald Trump with boos & chantsof 'lock him up!'at world series.
  • FLYNN: Motion to File Redacted Reply Brief

    10/24/2019 8:35:11 AM PDT · by Cboldt · 17 replies
    US v. Flynn Case 1:17-cr-00232 ^ | October 23, 2019 | Sidney Powell
    Michael T. Flynn ("Mr. Flynn") requests this Court order the filing of his proposed redacted Reply on the public docket. ... From June 6, 2019, as evidenced by defense counsel's confidential letter to the Deputy Attorney General, the government attached in its response, new lead counsel for Mr. Flynn has given the government every opportunity to dismiss this case in the interest of justice on its own because of the rampant wrongdoing of government agents from the inception of the "investigation" and prosecution of Mr. Flynn. Instead of doing so, the government has continued to defy its constitutional, ethical and...
  • Shameless Vanity: How Impeachment Should Be (and is being) Conducted.

    10/24/2019 5:57:25 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 37 replies
    Weird Content (but TRUE!) | 10/24/2019 | By Laz A. Mataz
    As to the impeachment of President Trump: We should hold a secret vote to convict in the Senate1, after we vote to impeach by secret testimony2 in closed meetings3, where secret whistle-blowers4 testify anonymously5 about secret evidence6 with changing thresholds for what constitutes a 'crime'.7 1 '30 REPUBLICAN SENATORS WOULD VOTE TO IMPEACH TRUMP' IF VOTE WAS SECRET, GOP CONSULTANT CLAIMS2 Schiff Says Secret Testimony Aimed at Keeping Trump in the Dark3 The Closed-Door Impeachment>a?4 Fmr. CIA Whistleblower: Ukraine Call Whistleblower Is Really "An Anonymous Source For Democrats"5 Ukraine Whistleblower May Not Testify In Person6 Lawmakers, staff view secret Trump...

    10/22/2019 1:54:29 PM PDT · by rintintin · 94 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Oct 22 2019 | Jason Lemon
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested on Tuesday that President Donald Trump had lied about a conversation between them regarding the president's controversial call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Nancy Cordes, the chief congressional correspondent for CBS News, reported on Tuesday that she had pressed McConnell over Trump's assertion that the Republican from Kentucky had told him that his call with Ukraine's president was "perfect" and "innocent." McConnell responded to Cordes by claiming he had never spoken with Trump about the call. When the journalist asked McConnell if that meant Trump had lied, the Republican lawmaker responded: "You'd have to...
  • It Will Worsen

    10/21/2019 10:31:08 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 72 replies
    Brit's Twitter Account ^ | October 22, 2019 | Brit hume
    “We’ve never had an impeached president running for a second term. Might Trump step down to avoid putting the country through this ordeal? Knowing what we do about him, there’s no chance of that. The 2020 race will be a fight to the death.”
  • Graham Threatens To Become Trump’s ‘Worst Nightmare’ In Escalating Feud

    10/20/2019 8:50:07 AM PDT · by rintintin · 34 replies
    TPM ^ | Oct 16 2019 | Cristina Cabrera
    Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) stalwart loyalty to President Donald Trump is starting to see more cracks as Trump doubles down on his decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria. Graham, who’s been railing against the decision for more than a week, appeared on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) on Wednesday morning to blast the consequences of the U.S. leaving the Kurds to deal with Turkey and ISIS detainees in Syria on their own. “I am looking to President Trump to change this,” the Republican senator told CBN host Pat Robertson. “I will do anything I can to help him,...
  • Why conservative pundits and pols are denouncing Trump’s Syria move

    10/18/2019 9:19:38 PM PDT · by rintintin · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 18 2019 | y Howard Kurtz
    When Lindsey Graham, Donald Trump’s best pal in the Senate, is calling in to “Fox & Friends” to say that his Syrian withdrawal is “shortsighted and irresponsible,” the president has a problem. Graham, who went from Trump’s bitter campaign to golfing buddy, ripped the “impulsive decision” for having “undone all the gains we’ve made” against ISIS. What’s more, the South Carolina senator, a foreign policy hawk, didn’t get so much as a heads-up from Trump. “The Syria decision on its face is indefensible,” Fox News contributor Jonah Goldberg told me. “The way he went about it, if the reporting is...
  • The Impeachment Needle May Soon Move (Peggy Noonan)

    10/18/2019 10:24:49 AM PDT · by rintintin · 96 replies
    Peggy Noonan Wall Street Journal column ^ | Oct 19 2019 | Peggy Noonan
    Things are more fluid than they seem. That’s my impression of Washington right now. There’s something quiet going on, a mood shift. Impeachment of course will happen. The House will support whatever charges are ultimately introduced because most Democrats think the president is not fully sane and at least somewhat criminal. Also they’re Democrats and he’s a Republican. The charges will involve some level of foreign-policy malfeasance. The ultimate outcome depends on the Senate. It takes 67 votes to convict. Republicans control the Senate 53-47, and it is unlikely 20 of them will agree to remove a president of their...
  • CNN Mocks Trump Letter to Erdogan: 'Isn't Exactly Ph.D. Level'

    10/17/2019 7:09:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    New Day co-hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota on Thursday took turns reading out loud a letter that President Trump recently sent to Turkish President Recep Erdogan. The letter contained blunt language in which Trump urged Erdogan not to be a "tough guy" or a "fool." Berman then turned to Jim Acosta, CNN's White House correspondent, and Trump antagonist extraordinaire, and sneeringly said: "We have this letter with this language that isn't exactly at Ph.D. level."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • ABC Exclusive: Tragedy in Syria grows as photo shows Turkey invading area occupied by Kurds

    10/17/2019 2:34:10 AM PDT · by Drango · 14 replies
  • Doctors Want FDA To Warn Women About Cheese And Breast Cancer Link

    10/15/2019 7:35:28 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 56 replies ^ | 10/15/2019 | Darwin Malicdem
    PCRM has called on the federal government to consider adding label to cheese products that would warn women about the risk of breast cancer. Doctors said hormones found in cow milk-based cheese could contribute to development of the disease. […]document highlights a study that found high-fat cheese products could increase breast cancer risk by 53 percent in women. PCRM aims to promote plant-based nutrition and lower consumption of animal products for better health. Up to 12,000 members agreed with the findings that cheese made from cow’s milk could be harmful. These potentially harmful hormones include IGF-1, which has been directly...
  • Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast.

    10/14/2019 9:33:23 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 54 replies
    MSN (New York Times ^ | October 14, 2019 | David E. Sanger
    ...snip... And over the weekend, State and Energy Department officials were quietly reviewing plans for evacuating roughly 50 tactical nuclear weapons that the United States had long stored, under American control, at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, about 250 miles from the Syrian border, according to two American officials. Those weapons, one senior official said, were now essentially Erdogan’s hostages. To fly them out of Incirlik would be to mark the de facto end of the Turkish-American alliance. To keep them there, though, is to perpetuate a nuclear vulnerability that should have been eliminated years ago. “I think this is...
  • The spiraling president adds self-impeachment to his repertoire | George Will

    10/14/2019 1:14:26 PM PDT · by rintintin · 110 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | Oct 14 2019 | George Will
    Donald Trump, an ongoing eruption of self-refuting statements (“I’m a very stable genius” with “a very good brain”), is adding self-impeachment to his repertoire. Spiraling downward in a tightening gyre, his increasingly unhinged public performances (Google the one with Finland’s dumbfounded president looking on) are as alarming as they are embarrassing. His decision regarding Syria and the Kurds was made so flippantly that it has stirred faint flickers of thinking among Congress’ vegetative Republicans.
  • Moose gets stuck in New Hampshire pool, forcing rescuers to get creative

    10/04/2019 7:33:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/03/2019 | By Vandana Rambaran
    A very large animal got stuck in a New Hampshire pool Tuesday night -- and was not a-moosed. A young bull moose waded into the backyard pool and couldn't climb out for hours, because it didn't have stairs. Officials from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department swooped in to save the moose, eventually coaxing it out of the pool by placing a wooden set of stairs underwater. After emerging from the water, the moose took off into the woods.
  • Jesse Ventura hints at possible presidential run; ‘if not me, then who?' [Comedy Gold]

    09/30/2019 2:43:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 30, 2019 | Louis Casiano
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura hinted at a possible White House bid as an independent during an interview over the weekend, while harshly criticizing President Trump. Speaking on Fox Los Angeles "The Issue Is," the onetime wrestling star and outspoken Minnesota pol said he would wait until the pool of presidential candidates dwindles further before possibly enterting the race. “I may be doing things behind the scenes right now,” Ventura said, winking to host Elex Michaelson. “You gotta wait for it to get down to two, then you come in if you’re going to come in.” “I have that voice...