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  • Michael Bloomberg donates $4.5M to U.N. climate body after U.S. cuts

    04/23/2018 5:41:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 23, 2018 | by Associated Press
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vowed to write a $4.5 million check to the United Nations body that oversees climate change negotiations to make up the shortfall in the agency's budget caused by U.S. funding cuts. President Donald Trump last year formally announced the U.S. would pull out of the Paris climate accord deal, stating that it was not fair. Congress also cut funding for the Bonn, Germany-based UNFCCC from $7.5 million in previous years to $3 million this year. "America made a commitment and as an American if the government's not going to do it we...
  • Gas prices are topping $4 at some Fresno stations. Ready to pay more at the pump?

    05/10/2018 8:47:55 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 55 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 05/09/18 | Bryant-Jon Anteola
    Gasoline prices in Fresno already increased beyond $4 per gallon this week at some places in town. And gas prices are projected to rise even more going into the summer in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. A year ago, the national average for was $2.34 for a gallon of gas, according to a CNN Money report. These days, that national average has jumped to $2.81 per gallon. Those in Fresno can probably add a dollar on top of the national price, with high state taxes and stringent standards for reformulating...
  • California's Summer Gas Is Approaching $4.00/gal

    04/08/2018 8:20:00 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 73 replies
    9 April 18 | hapnHAL
    As California's Summer Gas Is Approaching $4.00/gal what can we expect from President Trump and changes to onerous EPA regulations? Part of gasoline’s price increase is largely seasonal, as refiners tend to process less crude oil into fuel during maintenance and are starting to transition to summer-grade gasoline, which is more expensive to make. According to analysts prices will likely climb further as the weather warms and driving picks up. We need to get gas prices under control in order to MAGA.
  • California Could See the Return of $4 Gasoline by May [Bloomberg Link Only]

    02/01/2018 5:12:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Bloomberg [Link in Body Thread] ^ | January 31, 2018 | Milana Vinn
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  • Bloomberg: Trump Is ‘Not Really a Business Person’

    04/23/2018 5:44:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    brietbart ^ | 04/22/20/18 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said President Donald Trump was a real estate developer, and therefore “not really a business person.” BRENNAN: At the DNC in 2016, you called Donald Trump a “risky, reckless and radical choice” and the country you said couldn’t afford to make that mistake. BLOOMBERG: Did I say that? BRENNAN: It was a memorable quote. Has he done anything to make you reconsider that? Do you think he’s doing a good job? BLOOMBERG: I think he, it’s, I would give him an incomplete grade. Some of the things that...
  • Oscars: Celebrities Push Gun Control Surrounded by a Wall of 500 Armed Officers

    03/04/2018 3:07:12 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 4, 2018 | Jerome Hudson
    The Los Angeles Police Department will deploy 500 officers to wrap the Dolby Theatre in multiple barriers of armed security for the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night, an event at which several of Hollywood’s most celebrated stars will actively push for more gun control in America. “We have these concentric rings of security that start in the middle and radiate outward,” said LAPD Cmdr. Blake Chow, the man tasked with overseeing the massive operation. “We have a lot of officers in fixed posts and foot beats keeping an eye on the event.” Several celebrities plan to wear orange lapel...
  • Why Did It Take Two Weeks To Discover Parkland Students’ Astroturfing?

    03/01/2018 2:44:57 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | MARCH 1, 2018 | David Hines
    “Can you believe these kids?” It’s been a recurring theme of the coverage of the Parkland school shooting: the remarkable effectiveness of the high school students who created a gun control organization in the wake of the massacre. In seemingly no time, the magical kids had organized events ranging from a national march to a mass school walkout, and they’d brought in a million dollars in donations from Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney. The Miami Herald credited their success to the school’s stellar debate program. The Wall Street Journal said it was because they were born online, and organizing was...
  • Amazon, Apple, YouTube Urged to Cut Ties with NRATV

    02/26/2018 8:10:50 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/26/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action is urging Amazon, Apple, and YouTube to cut ties with NRATV. DirectTV, AT&T, Google, and Roku are also being pressured to make the break. According to Huff Post, Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts released a statement saying, “NRATV is home to the NRA’s most dangerous and violence-inciting propaganda. It’s time for tech leaders to acknowledge their role in helping the NRA spread this dangerous content and cut it out.” She added, “We demand that Apple, Amazon, AT&T’s DIRECTV, Google and Roku all dump NRATV once and for all.” Brad Chase is friends with the...
  • Foreign leaders seek fresh ties with US governors, mayors

    02/21/2018 10:09:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2018 12:42 AM EST | Ken Thomas and Zeke Miller
    When Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives in Washington this week for consultations with President Donald Trump, he won’t be traveling solo. Turnbull is bringing the most senior Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the United States in a trip aimed at building stronger relationships with America’s governors. While he’ll talk trade and security concerns with Trump, Turnbull will spend the weekend courting U.S. governors at their annual gathering. Turnbull, a Goldman Sachs executive-turned prime minister, is the latest world leader to extend outreach to U.S. governors and big-city mayors in the age of Trump’s “America First” policies....
  • Trapped in RESIST

    02/05/2018 5:58:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2018 | Terry Paulson
    From the moment President Trump took office, many Democrat politicians, celebrities, and media mavens have worked to stop anything Trump. Democrats, hoping to capitalize on the anti-Trump excitement in their base, staged a coordinated "Summer of Resistance" across the country aimed at countering the agenda of President Trump and the GOP-led Congress. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi kicked off the effort at a rally in Dallas saying, "This Trump complained, “I hope that Democrats will stop the obstruction and resistance – in fact that’s what they have, they have a sign ‘resist, resist’ - they want to resist everything,...
  • Seattle Soda Tax Not Doing Too Well

    01/31/2018 1:30:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    The WasteWatcher (Citizens Against Government Waste) ^ | January 11, 2018 | Spencer Chretien
    While the rest of us were popping champagne to celebrate the arrival of 2018, Seattle greeted the New Year with a 1.75 cent per ounce tax on sweetened beverages. It was needed, former Mayor Ed Murray once said, for a host of noble reasons: to reduce sugar consumption; to raise revenue for important projects like a year of “free” community college for all graduating public high school students; and, to subsidize purchases of healthy foods by low-income families.Before he resigned in disgrace over multiple allegations of personal misconduct, Murray considered the soda tax one of his greatest accomplishments, a “cutting...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand the "Hottest" Senator, Reid Says (Flashback)

    12/12/2017 11:23:20 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 53 replies
    CBS News ^ | 21 Sep 2010 | Lucy Madison
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid raised eyebrows at a New York City fundraiser hosted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg Monday morning when he referred to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand as the "hottest member," according to CNN. Gillibrand, who was seated only a few feet away from Reid at Bloomberg's New York townhouse, flushed with embarrassment at the comment, CNN reports. According to a Politico source, Reid delivered remarks praising New York's senior senator, Chuck Schumer, before turning to Gillibrand and adding that, "many senators are known for many things," and that "we in the Senate refer to Sen. Gillibrand as the hottest...
  • Bloomberg gets oil companies, dozens of others to join climate disclosure pact

    12/12/2017 3:49:24 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | John Siciliano
    Billionaire Michael Bloomberg helped kick off the second anniversary of the Paris climate change accord on Tuesday by announcing a new agreement by 237 firms vowing to support the former New York mayor's push to get companies to disclose climate-related financial data. "Climate change poses both economic risks and opportunities," Bloomberg said in a statement as chairman of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures. "But right now, companies don’t have the data they need to accurately measure the risks and evaluate the opportunities." He said the lack of climate-related financial data "prevents" the private sector from making investments that...
  • Media shows its true colors on guns at women’s march

    07/17/2017 6:55:52 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/17/17
    Gun control advocates keep claiming that guns are only used to kill people and that people should just rely on the police to protect them. But gun controllers’ actions keep showing that they don’t believe that. When it comes to their safety, they understand that guns save lives. Guns are for them, not the untrusted, unwashed masses. Over the weekend, Women’s March leaders, such as co-president Linda Sarsour, were walking around with private armed security. Given that local police were already present at the demonstration, one wonders why couldn’t police provide sufficient protection? After all, the police were just yards...
  • Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Is Launching A Coalition To Defy Trump And Uphold The Paris Agreement

    06/02/2017 10:46:38 AM PDT · by blam · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6-2-2017 | Lenna Garfield
    Thirty cities, three states, more than 80 university presidents, and more than 100 companies are part of a growing group intending to uphold the Paris Agreement, the climate-change accord that President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the US would be exiting. The group, called the United States Climate Alliance, is being organized by the billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg. The coalition plans to submit a plan to the United Nations that commits to greenhouse-gas limits set in the Paris Agreement, according to The New York Times. It is negotiating with the UN to form its own National Determined Contribution — a...
  • Bloomberg has little to show for millions spent on gun control

    12/02/2016 3:11:48 AM PST · by richardb72 · 29 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | December 2, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    If it wasn’t for Michael Bloomberg’s billions, there wouldn’t be much of a gun-control movement. This year, Bloomberg got a background check initiative onto the ballots of Maine and Nevada. He lost in Maine by 4 percent, and won in Nevada by just 0.8 percent. Now, Nevadans won’t be able to privately transfer their firearms without going through a background check. Bloomberg’s initiative only eked out the win in Nevada because of the $20 million spent to support it, amounting to an incredible $35.30 per vote. He outspent his opponents by a factor of three – in Maine, by a...
  • Mistakes, consequences if Question 1 passes

    11/04/2016 11:42:07 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    Link to Reno Gazette-Journal | November 4, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    With Bloomberg's gun control initiative getting very close in the Nevada polls, here is a piece that was published in one of Nevada's bigger newspapers. http://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/voices/2016/11/04/one-view-mistakes-consequences-if-question-1-passes/93279474/ The same initiative is on the ballot in Maine. Read and share with people in Nevada and Maine.
  • There is no particular risk in allowing concealed carry on campus

    10/28/2016 11:21:36 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 27, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    In their Oct. 23 Sunday Opinion essay, “Guns on campus only invite tragedies,” Daniel Webster and Ronald Daniels claimed that letting college students carry guns for protection is a “recipe for tragedy.” Permit holders commit firearms-related violations at a lower rate than even the very low rate for police officers. The rate is in the thousandths of a percentage point, and data for Michigan, Nevada and Texas show that the rate is just as low for college-age permit holders. But instead of looking at how young permit holders actually behave, Mr. Daniels and Mr. Webster simply point out that “violence, alcohol...
  • Saddam Hussein 'had secret torture chamber in New York'

    10/12/2016 8:51:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 13 October 2016 4:44AM | (Our Foreign Staff)
    Saddam Hussein had a secret torture room built in the basement of the Iraqi mission to the United Nations in New York’s Upper East Side, it has been reported. The Iraqi dictator ordered the installation of the “detention room” inside the five-story building at 14 East 79th Street when he rose to power in 1979, two unnamed Iraqi officials told the New York Post. “It was a dark room. The doors were reinforced in a way that nobody could break in or out. You didn’t need to soundproof it,” one official said. The other official added: “You’re not going to...
  • Gun ownership is up in America. So why isn't the media telling you about it?

    09/08/2016 11:02:52 PM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 8, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Two weeks ago, the PEW Research Center released a survey showing that gun ownership by households is up to 44% — a 7-percentage point increase in the past two years. Another 5% of households won’t reveal whether they own a gun. Yet, not a single mainstream American media headline has announced the increase. In fact, the media goes out of its way to find polls claiming that Americans are turning away from guns. In their War on Guns they want to give the impression that gun owners are a small, fringe group. Maybe they are hoping that this will have...