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  • Dallas police placed on high alert after anonymous threat following attack

    07/09/2016 4:55:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 9, 2016
    DEVELOPING: Dallas police headquarters were placed on high alert Saturday due to an anonymous threat, two days after a sniper ambushed and shot 12 officers, killing five of them. Dallas police confirmed in a written statement that they had "received an anonymous threat against law enforcement across the city and has taken precautionary measures to heightened security." Maj. Thomas Castro told the Associated Press several general threats have been made against Dallas police, though nothing specific. The Dallas Morning News, citing a police source, reported that a lockdown was in effect shortly before 6 p.m. local time. There were...
  • Dolly Parton Makes Announcement About Her ‘Endorsement’ Of Hillary Clinton

    07/07/2016 10:07:13 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 58 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | 6 July 2016 | Jack Davis
    “I try not to get political but if I am, I might as well just run myself ’cause I’ve got the hair for it, it’s huge, and they could always use more boobs in the race,” she wrote.
  • [Fox News Alert] BREAKING NEWS: Clinton interviewed by FBI regarding email investigation

    07/02/2016 5:09:33 AM PDT · by drewh · 440 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2 2016 7AM EST | Staff
  • Gay YouTube Star Charged With Faking His Own Assault, Calling It a Hate Crime

    06/30/2016 2:30:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 30, 2016 | Claire Landsbaum
    On Tuesday, Calum McSwiggan — an openly gay YouTube star who's known for discussing LGBT issues in his videos — posted a disturbing photo to Instagram. It showed him in a hospital bed with a heart rate monitor connected to his finger and a bandage on his forehead. "Last night was one of the worst night [sic] of my life," the caption read, going on to describe an attack outside a gay club in Los Angeles. "The authorities should have been there to help and protect me but instead they treated me like a second class citizen," he said. "With...
  • Oklahoma waitress hurt by words left on check

    06/30/2016 12:35:42 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 74 replies
    KFOR ^ | June 28, 2016
    When she went to clean the table, Stewart says she found not only a big mess, but a $36 ticket with a message instead of a tip. “When I went to pick up the check, I read it and I thought it said `gray is wrong`, and I went and showed my girlfriend, and she was like, 'what?' And she said it said `gay is wrong',” Stewart said. “I was just shocked. I was more shocked than hurt, but I mean it did hurt.”
  • Gay YouTuber Calum McSwiggan Faked Alleged Hate Crime, Police Say

    06/29/2016 2:25:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 06/29/2016 at 02:10 PM EDT | Lindsay Kimble
    YouTube star Calum McSwiggan claims he was assaulted by three men outside of a gay bar in West Hollywood, Calif., early Monday morning. But the alleged hate crime may be fabricated, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. In an Instagram caption posted on Tuesday, McSwiggan claims that while out at a gay club, he was separated from his friends and “beaten up by three guys” who left him with three broken teeth and six stitches in his forehead. […] The Sheriff’s Department, however, says that officers responded to McSwiggan’s report early Monday morning...
  • More Fake Hate – Albany Student Admits They Fabricated Black Lives Matter Racial Crime

    06/22/2016 1:01:57 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    It was a story that drove Black Lives Matter advocates and the local media into a tizzy – Three young black women allegedly assaulted by 10-12 white men and women on a CDTA bus, all the while being barraged with racial slurs. It even received national coverage when leading Democrat presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, tweeted this message of support for the story and the girls involved
  • First The Government Went After ExxonMobil -- Now They're Going After Me

    06/20/2016 8:01:24 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 16 Jun, 2016 | Alex Epstein
    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is persecuting ExxonMobil XOM +0.44% and now me for having opinions on fossil FOSL +3.61% fuels she disagrees with. My company, the Center for Industrial Progress, is one of the 12 cited in the new subpoena of Exxon, meaning that Exxon is supposed to release any private or confidential correspondence any of its employees have ever had with anyone from my company. I have nothing to fear whatsoever about what such a witch-hunt would or wouldn’t reveal on my end, but I do not tolerate anyone violating my rights. So I wrote the Attorney General...
  • Mex President threatens: If Trump wins we will call back our citizens (We wish) [SATIRE]

    06/18/2016 7:40:06 AM PDT · by orchestra · 136 replies
    PRNTLY EXCLUSIVE ^ | 6/18/2016 | Connor Balough
    The President of Mexico threatened at the world economic summit grave consequences if Trump gets the Presidential seat: all the Mexicans in the USA will be going back home to Mexico. The Mexican government announced they will close their borders to Americans in the event that Donald Trump is elected President of the United States. President Enrique Peńa Nieto announced the country fears Americans will flood their country and bring violence and chaos to their streets. “Many Americans have expressed a desire to relocate to our country in the event that Donald Trump becomes President. We cannot have Mexico flooded...
  • Omar Mateen's interest in gay men makes this no ordinary act of terrorism

    06/15/2016 6:44:41 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 56 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/14/2016 | David Shariatmadari
    Stupid iPad's screwing up again, so, I can't get this screen back, if I go back to copy it. Excuse me.
  • Australian Rodent Is First Mammal Made Extinct by Human-Driven Climate Change, Scientists Say

    06/15/2016 5:57:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 14, 2016 | By MICHELLE INNIS
    SYDNEY, Australia - Australian researchers say rising sea levels have wiped out a rodent that lived on a tiny outcrop in the Great Barrier Reef, in what they say is the first documented extinction of a mammal species due to human-caused climate change. The rodent was known to have lived only on Bramble Cay, a minuscule atoll in the northeast Torres Strait, between the Cape York Peninsula in the Australian state of Queensland and the southern shores of Papua New Guinea. The long-tailed, whiskered creature, called the Bramble Cay melomys, was considered the only mammal endemic to the Great Barrier...
  • BLM leaders are trying to get Martial Law before elections

    06/14/2016 1:37:27 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 33 replies
    BLM leader hacked. HEADS UP! RIOTS to resonate in both conventions to stop TRUMP. GIVE THE pRESIDENT an opportunity to call for MARTIAL LAW and remain in power, in office. link to videoLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AZcEvE6V2U
  • California's cap-and-trade program faces daunting hurdles to avoid collapse

    06/14/2016 6:33:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 14, 2016 | by Chris Megerian and Ralph Vartabedian
    The linchpin of California's climate change agenda, a program known as cap and trade, has become mired in legal, financial and political troubles that threaten to derail the state's plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The program has been a symbol of the state's leadership in the fight against global warming and a key source of funding, most notably for the high-speed rail project connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles. But the legality of cap and trade is being challenged in court by a business group, and questions are growing about whether state law allows it to operate past 2020....
  • UN Weather Agency Warns of More Global Warming in May

    06/14/2016 6:18:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 14, 2016
    GENEVA - The U.N. weather agency is warning of "fundamental change" afoot in the global climate and continued warming, accompanied recently by unusually high rainfall in parts of the US and Europe. The World Meteorological Organization was pointing Tuesday to data released by NASA a day earlier showing that this May was the hottest on record, and the Northern Hemisphere spring has been the hottest spring ever.
  • Paris floods made almost twice as likely by climate change, say scientists

    06/10/2016 6:46:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 10, 2016 | by Adam Vaughan
    The Paris floods, that saw extreme rainfall swell the river Seine to its highest level in decades, were made almost twice as likely because of the manmade emissions driving global warming, scientists have found. As artworks in the Louvre were moved to safety and Paris's cobbled walkways were submerged, the French president, Francois Hollande, blamed the floods on climate change. Now a preliminary analysis by a group of scientists, including the Dutch weather agency and the University of Oxford, has concluded the risk of the flooding event in Paris was almost doubled - multiplied by a factor of 1.8 -...
  • Trump and global warming: Americans are failing risk management

    06/08/2016 4:53:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | June 8, 2016 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    Currently, about 40% of Americans support Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, and about 40% of Americans are not worried about global warming. While short of a majority, this is a substantial fraction of the American public failing to grasp the risks associated with a Donald Trump presidency and potentially catastrophic climate change impacts. The threat of catastrophic climate change isn't as tangible as a burning house, car accident, or lung cancer. Americans tend to view climate threats as distant in both time and space. We can only hope that the fraction of Americans failing to grasp the immense...
  • Are we in a post-racial world? In a word, NO! Make that, Hell No! (A man shouts racial slurs in a Se

    06/04/2016 1:22:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 121 replies
    deanbobhughes.blogspot.com ^ | Monday, May 2, 2016 | by Bob Hughes, Ed.D., Seattle University
    So my colleague and I were catching up after not seeing each other for a while. She’s just accepted a new position as an administrator at the community college up the street from where I work. I wanted to welcome her to the neighborhood and her new job. We arranged to meet at a Starbucks in between our two institutions on Capitol Hill in Seattle. We talked for maybe 30 or 40 minutes. It’s the kind of innocuous catch-up talk that two college administrators do when we’re trying to figure out what we’ve been up to since we last talked....
  • Jack Welch says Obama's 'wacky' climate-change agenda hurts the US economy

    06/02/2016 5:34:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 2, 2016
    Former GE CEO Jack Welch said Thursday the Obama administration's heavy focus on combating climate change is "radical behavior" that's holding back the economy. "You get a reduced military," Welch said. "You get an economy that won't move. You get ozone regs that are wacky."
  • Spike in Alaska wildfires is worsening global warming, US says

    06/02/2016 4:37:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | June 2, 2016 | by Suzanne Goldenberg
    The devastating rise in Alaska's wildfires is making global warming even worse than scientists expected, US government researchers said on Wednesday. The sharp spike in Alaska's wildfires, where more than 5 million acres burned last year, are destroying a main buffer against climate change: the carbon-rich boreal forests, tundra and permafrost that have served as an enormous carbon sink. Northern wildfires must now be recognised as a significant driver of climate change - and not just a side-effect, according to the report from the US Geological Survey. The USGS warned last year that Alaska could lose about a quarter of...
  • Teacher suspended over test questions about drugs, guns

    06/01/2016 7:02:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 1, 2016
    The 10-question quiz included questions about prostitution, drugs, drive-by shootings and spray paint graffiti. According to WALA, one of the questions was: Leroy has 2 ounces of cocaine. If he sells an eight ball to Antonio for $320 and 2 grams to Juan for $85 per gram, what is the street value of the rest of his hold?" It was similar to a math quiz that's been on the internet for years with questions about gangs.
  • Killing Harambe the Gorilla to Save a 'White Boy' Was 'Racist' Move According to Outcry

    05/30/2016 6:05:01 PM PDT · by drewh · 118 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | May 30, 2016 | Carmine Sabia
    On Saturday a four-year old boy fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. Sadly the gorilla, named Harambe, was shot and killed by zoo officials to save the life of the child, sparking outrage on social media. The most ludicrous of the objections came from those who actually believed the gorilla was killed because of racism. Conservative author and commentator Mark Dice uncovered some of the most outrageous tweets, including a slew that referred to the child as a “white boy” and one that called the killing an act of “white privilege.” As Dice pointed out in his...
  • World's Air Conditioning Boom Would Worsen Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Study

    06/01/2016 10:51:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 1, 2016 | by Erik Ortiz
    There's no putting a chill on the worldwide air conditioning boom that's expected to heat up to historic levels over the next decade. Nations with emerging economies and spiking populations - including India, Indonesia and Brazil - are seeing air conditioner sales grow 10 to 15 percent a year. That means the world's supply of A/C units could nearly double from about 900,000 million in 2015 to roughly 1.6 million by 2030, according to a recent Berkeley National Laboratory study. So instead of simply trying to shut off the inexorable growth, scientists are working to find fresh energy-efficient technologies that...
  • After screams of racism over gorilla being shot for a ‘white kid,’ meet his parents

    05/31/2016 8:06:50 AM PDT · by MNDude · 66 replies
    here are an awful lot of people who ended up with egg on their face late Monday. The Daily Mail revealed Facebook photos of the couple who they reported as the parents of the inquisitive little four-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla habitat Saturday, resulting in the shooting death of the gorilla in order to save the life of the child. This happened at the Cincinnati Zoo, and one of the zoo-goers captured heart-pounding video of the boy’s life-and-death struggle with the gorilla. Liberals and Black Lives Matter activists took to social media to call the shooting of the...
  • California cap-and-trade auction falls far short, delivering blow to state revenue (tr)

    05/26/2016 6:16:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | by Ralph Vartarbedian
    The latest auction in California's cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gases fell sharply below expectations, as buyers purchased just 2% of the carbon credits whose sale funds a variety of state programs -- notably, the proposed high-speed rail project. The quarterly auction, conducted May 18 and announced Wednesday, will provide just $10 million for state programs, including $2.5 million for the bullet train. The rail authority had been expecting about $150 million. Whatever prompted the lack of buyers, the auction is a stark example of the uncertainty and risk of relying on actively-traded carbon credits to build the bullet train. The...
  • Grizzly-polar bear hybrid is shot dead in Canada, raising new global warming fears

    05/25/2016 10:33:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 25, 2016 | By Rob Crilly
    When a young Inuit hunter took aim with his rifle he thought he had spotted a polar bear or an Arctic fox in northern Canada. But the photographs of his kill posted on social media by Didji Ishalook, 25, have sparked feverish interest among scientists and a fascinated public. "They're saying it's a grizzly-polar bear hybrid," he said. Mr Ishalook had actually shot a rare cross between the two species, who normally live in very different climates. Determining whether it is a grolar or a prizzly will have to wait for the results of DNA testing. But its existence adds...
  • WMAL talker Chris Plante posts booking photo of VA Governor McAwful

    05/24/2016 8:58:10 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 24 replies
    Chris Plante Facebook ^ | 5/24/16 | Chris Plante
    Swift Justice? Apparently Virginia Governor Terry McAwful has already been booked by the Virginia Department of Corrections according to WMAL’s Chris Plante’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisPlanteShow/
  • University of Victoria researchers model worst-case climate change scenario

    05/24/2016 4:52:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    MetroNews Canada ^ | May 23, 2016 | by Matt Kieltyka
    Study forecasts global temperature increases of up to 9.5 degrees C. The unmitigated burning of Earth's remaining fossil fuels would cause global warming on a scale bigger than previously anticipated, according to a new study out of the University of Victoria. Katarzyna Tokarska, a PhD student at the university, is the lead author of a new paper titled "The climate response to five trillion tonnes of carbon". Previous modelling, including those used by the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, use projections that assume just two trillion tonnes of carbon would be released.
  • Donald Trump denies climate change--but fears it could hurt his golf course

    05/23/2016 8:12:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Rebecca Shabad
    Donald Trump has said he doesn't believe in man-made climate change and has called global warming a "hoax," but he's trying to protect a golf course he owns on the coast of Ireland from its effects. The presumptive GOP nominee applied for a permit to build a seawall next to Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland in County Clare to prevent erosion, according to Politico. His application included an environmental impact statement that explicitly mentions "global warming and its effects." According to Politico's report, that statement says that rising sea levels in that region could accelerate erosion. The statement...
  • Republican senator spent the end of his life apologizing to Muslims for Trump

    05/19/2016 4:08:29 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 144 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/19/2016 | Catherine Garcia
    Before he died May 4 from complications stemming from pancreatic cancer and a stroke, former GOP Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah asked his wife, Joyce, and son, Jim, if there were any Muslims in his hospital. If so, he wanted to "go up to every single one of them to thank them for being in this country, and apologize to them on behalf of the Republican Party for Donald Trump." Joyce and Jim Bennett shared this story with The Daily Beast, as well as other tales involving his disgust with "Donald Trump's xenophobia" and proposal to ban Muslims from...
  • Lawyers in Rolling Stone lawsuit file new evidence that ‘Jackie’ created fake persona

    05/19/2016 7:12:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | T. Rees Shapiro
    New evidence shows that a University of Virginia student who alleged that she was gang raped at a campus fraternity created the fake persona of the alleged ringleader of the attack, according to lawyers representing a U-Va. official who is suing Rolling Stone magazine for defamation.
  • REPORT: Tony Romo Arrested In North Carolina For Using Mens Bathroom

    05/18/2016 7:28:06 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 35 replies
    Thursday afternoon at approximately 4:57pm ET , North Carolina Police detained a man, later to be identified as Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, for using the men’s restroom in the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Police say they received a complaint from numerous bystanders and patrons inside the bathroom complaining of a person who didn’t belong there. When asked how police recognized that the man who they received complaints about may have been a women, they pointed towards the Cowboys apparel Romo was wearing at the time. “It was a dead giveaway,” said officer Mike Roseman. Under the state law, Romo was...
  • Another 'Racial Attack' Ruled a Hoax in College Town

    05/18/2016 5:36:56 AM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 18, 2016 | David Paulin
    The laid back and trendy college town of Iowa City was plunged into turmoil a little over two weeks ago, after a black University of Iowa freshman claimed that three white men had viciously attacked him in the downtown and called him a racial slur. A media firestorm ensued, with the first report airing on a Chicago news station. Iowa City police quickly declared they were investigating a possible hate crime and even consulted with the FBI. City and university officials were on the defensive. Social justice warriors held protests. The hate crime, however, turned out to be a hoax...
  • Does Donald Trump represent a step forward for climate change action?

    05/17/2016 4:53:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | May 16, 2016 | by Kate Aronoff
    Donald Trump will have a climate plan and it will be ugly. For now, the Republican frontrunner is pedaling the kind of denialism his party loves, having called global warming everything from a "hoax" to a "con job" to a Chinese plot. But an interview with his energy adviser hinted that Trump might endeavor to Make Atmospheric Carbon Levels Great Again. "My advice would be, while I'm a skeptic as well", Trump energy honcho Kevin Cramer [said], "he is a product of political populism, and political populism believes that there needs [to be] some addressing of climate change". Cramer has...
  • Gay pastor admits he faked homophobic slur on Whole Foods cake [GAY HOAX]

    05/16/2016 8:05:28 PM PDT · by Enchante · 98 replies
    WaPo ^ | May 16, 2016 | Julie Zauzmer
    An openly gay pastor who claimed that a grocery store bakery wrote a homophobic message on his cake has dropped his lawsuit against Whole Foods, claiming he made up the story, according to news reports.
  • Connecticut woman says she was harassed in Walmart bathroom (Trunc)

    05/16/2016 3:42:47 PM PDT · by Celerity · 50 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/16/16 | Jason Silverstein
    Even cisgender people aren’t safe from the transphobic mania over bathrooms. A Connecticut woman, who sports a pixie haircut, says she was harassed in a Walmart restroom by a woman who apparently mistook her as transgender. After posting a Facebook video about the incident, Aimee Toms said she’s been threatened by internet trolls and called a “lesbian” and “whore.” “People have irrational fears, I'd like for them to know this simply isn't something to be so angry about,” Toms, 22, told the Daily News. “Transgender people affect their lives in no way, shape, or form.” The alleged incident comes as...
  • Pastor who claimed Whole Foods cake had homophobic slur drops lawsuit

    05/16/2016 7:52:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Fox 7 Austin ^ | May 16, 2016 | Staff
    The pastor who claimed he bought a Whole Foods cake that had a homophobic slur written on it has decided to drop his lawsuit against the company. Pastor Jordan Brown, who is gay, is a pastor of The Church of Open Doors, an LGBT welcoming congregation in Austin.
  • Transgender woman claims she was escorted out of NC bathroom, may not have happened

    05/15/2016 1:19:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 64 replies
    Fox8 ^ | 5/6/16
    A transgender woman claims she was escorted out of a public North Carolina restroom by security – but surveillance video shows it might not have happened. Alexis Adams told WTVD last week that she was “humiliated beyond belief” and “bystanders were stunned” as security escorted her out of the Transit Center Thursday. “I couldn’t think. I couldn’t speak. I was speechless,” she said. “It was embarrassing. I was outed in front of everybody.” The Durham woman said she wanted to make a statement by going into a woman’s restroom and snapping a selfie in the mirror. She said a custodian...
  • Death of Muslim teen was an accident, not a hate crime, police investigation finds

    05/13/2016 9:22:29 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | May 10, 2016 | Christine Clarridge
    The death of an Islamic teen in December, which fueled wide speculation about an anti-Muslim attack, was the result of a fall that followed the teen’s first use of marijuana, according to a report released Tuesday by Seattle police. Hamza Warsame’s death Dec. 5 drew national attention and sparked widespread speculation that he might have been the victim of an anti-Muslim hate crime, until it was ruled an accident a month later. A report released Tuesday by Seattle police reveals details of the investigation that bolster the conclusion made by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
  • Hate Crime Turns Out to Be Death by Marijuana

    05/13/2016 8:03:32 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    AIM ^ | May 12, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    So marijuana is harmless and doesn’t kill people? Consider the case of black Muslim teenager Hamza Warsame, who took a toke and plunged to his death. His friends from the hood blamed it on a non-existent white man who allegedly pushed the kid to his death. The headline in last December’s New York Times story was certainly ominous: “Assertions of Hate Crime in Seattle After a Somali-American Teenager Falls to His Death.” The paper said, “The death of the boy, Hamza Warsame, has prompted outrage among members of the Muslim community here, amid assertions—it is not clear from whom—that he...
  • Civil disobedience is the only way left to fight climate change

    05/13/2016 4:11:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | May 13, 2016 | by Kara Moses
    Right now, thousands of people are taking direct action as part of a global wave of protests against the biggest fossil fuel infrastructure projects across the world. With so many governments still dependent on a fossil fuel economy, they can't be relied upon to make the radical change required in the time we need to make it. It is unjust that corporations and governments can commit crimes against the planet and society without retribution. And if we really want climate justice, protest in the pursuit of this must be normalized. To overcome political barriers, we need to reclaim our power...
  • CalPERS, NYC pensions urge Exxon investors to back climate measure

    05/11/2016 2:18:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 11, 2016 | By Terry Wade
    Pension fund chiefs from California and New York City urged Exxon Mobil shareholders on Wednesday to back a measure that would force the company to finely detail how its business will be impacted as governments move to tackle climate change. CalPERS investment director Anne Simpson and NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer also said in a letter they would engage other shareholders as they push the world's largest publicly-traded oil company to say more about how its revenues, reserves and operations could be hurt by the Paris Agreement that governments signed in December to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius. Their...
  • There Have Been Over 100 Hate Crime Hoaxes In The Past Decade

    05/07/2016 4:25:58 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 02 May 2016 | Milo
    Victimhood is profitable. On the internet, it can get you thousands of dollars in crowdfunding donations. In the media, it can win you national prominence and a cooing audience of credulous sycophants. On campus, it can get you attention and plaudits from fellow grievance-mongers. Convince enough people you’re a victim, and everyone from presidential candidates to celebrities will come rushing to support you. So it’s little wonder that charlatans and opportunists regularly seek to take advantage of our species’ natural instinct for empathy. False flags, in which people deliberately stage attacks on themselves to win the support of society, are...
  • The Ted Cruz shadow campaign has started

    05/05/2016 7:16:22 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 283 replies
    Ted Cruz "suspended" his campaign, but that doesn't mean his SuperPAC has stopped. They're still sending out emails.
  • N.Y. college students plead not guilty to fabricating racially motivated attack

    05/04/2016 2:24:35 PM PDT · by digger48 · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | May 4, 2016 | Pilar Melendez, Lorenzo Ferrigno and David Shortell,
    Three New York college students pleaded not guilty Wednesday to claiming to be targets of a racially motivated attack when, prosecutors say, they actually had assaulted another bus passenger. Ariel Agudio, Asha Burwell and Alexis Briggs, all 20, entered the pleas at an arraignment in Albany County Court on charges of third-degree assault and multiple counts of falsely reporting an incident... A grand jury on Monday indicted the three women on the assault and false report charges. Agudio and Burwell also pleaded not guilty to charges of harassment, while Agudio pleaded not guilty to three additional counts of attempted assault....
  • As global temperatures rise, children must be central climate change debates

    05/05/2016 4:27:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Science Daily ^ | May 4, 2016
    Rising temperatures, rising sea levels and the increasing likelihood of extreme weather will all alter children's lives and the lives of their own children. And yet, children are largely left out of discussions about appropriate responses to climate change, according to a journal released by Princeton University and the Brookings Institution. The findings in this issue have clear implications for policymakers and researchers trying to tackle the many challenges that climate change poses: * Policies must be developed to prepare and adapt in the face of inevitable climate change. States, cities and communities throughout the world must promote preparedness and...
  • Need to fake a hate crime? Call the nearest journalist

    05/04/2016 8:44:12 AM PDT · by hemogoblin · 6 replies
    4/26/2016 ^ | Alec Rooney
    An arson fire breaks out at a Houston mosque on Christmas 2015. A Fresno, Calif. Islamic Center is vandalized extensively in 2014, also on Christmas, in what local police initially call a “hate crime.” A 20-year-old Middle Eastern woman is slashed across the face and called a “'f***ing terrorist” near Wall Street in New York City just last month. In Dearborn, Mich. in 2014, several Qurans are burned in front of a mosque. In Arlington, Texas, a Muslim student says she was followed, harassed, and eventually threatened with a gun by men in a large pickup truck sporting Texas flags....
  • The Campus Hate Crime Hoax Epidemic

    05/04/2016 8:36:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 05/04/2016 | Matthew Vadum
    A hate crime aimed at black students at Maryland's Salisbury University has been revealed as just the latest high-profile race-related hoax to hit the groves of academe in the race-obsessed Obama era. Except for acknowledging that the two perpetrators are African-American students at the school that is located on the Delmarva Peninsula in eastern Maryland, the university is engaged in a cover-up. If the perpetrators were white, a cynic might say that the school would find a way to leak out the pertinent details in order to make a political statement. Of course, there certainly are racist incidents on university...
  • Italy: Muslim migrant teen caught sending anonymous hate letters to herself

    05/03/2016 8:10:23 AM PDT · by Lera · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 1, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    This is just another in a long line of "Islamophobic hate crimes" that turns out to have been perpetrated by Muslims. Indeed, many of them are actually faked by Muslims. The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), designated a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates, and other Muslims have on many occasions not hesitated to stoop even to fabricating "hate crimes," including attacks on mosques. A New Jersey Muslim was found guilty of murder that he tried to portray as an "Islamophobic" attack, and in 2014 in California, a Muslim was found guilty of killing his wife, after first...
  • UW-led team wins $10M EPA grant for air pollution research

    05/03/2016 7:04:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    University of Washington Today ^ | May 2, 2016 | by Brooke Fisher
    To help address the nation's pressing need for better air quality, the U.S. EPA has awarded a research team co-led by a University of Washington civil engineer a $10 million Air, Climate and Energy (ACE) grant. The researchers will use a new approach combining air pollution research with the related areas of climate change and energy usage. Since air pollution and climate change are both largely caused by the combustion of fossil fuels, this integrated approach will address commonalities and encourage solutions that will positively impact all three areas. "A critical need facing our country is addressing air pollution and...
  • Resettling the First American 'Climate Refugees'

    05/03/2016 4:42:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | By CORAL DAVENPORT and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
    ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, La. - A $48 million grant for Isle de Jean Charles, La., is the first allocation of federal tax dollars to move an entire community struggling with the effects of climate change. With a first-of-its-kind "climate resilience" grant to resettle the island's native residents, Washington is ready to help. "Yes, this is our grandpa's land," Ms. Bourg said. "But it's going under one way or another." In January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced grants totaling $1 billion in 13 states to help communities adapt to climate change, by building stronger levees, dams and...