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  • Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say

    01/21/2019 3:30:45 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2019 | John Schwartz
    Greenland’s enormous ice sheet is melting at such an accelerated rate that it may have reached a “tipping point,” and could become a major factor in sea-level rise around the world within two decades, scientists said in a study published on Monday. The Arctic is warming at twice the average rate of the rest of the planet, and the new research adds to the evidence that the ice loss in Greenland, which lies mainly above the Arctic Circle, is speeding up as the warming increases. The authors found that ice loss in 2012 was nearly four times the rate in...
  • Kamala Harris Was Not a ‘Progressive Prosecutor’

    01/21/2019 10:39:32 AM PST · by Pelham · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Jan. 17, 2019 | Lara Bazelon
    SAN FRANCISCO — With the growing recognition that prosecutors hold the keys to a fairer criminal justice system, the term “progressive prosecutor” has almost become trendy. This is how Senator Kamala Harris of California, a likely presidential candidate and a former prosecutor, describes herself. But she’s not. Time after time, when progressives urged her to embrace criminal justice reforms as a district attorney and then the state’s attorney general, Ms. Harris opposed them or stayed silent. Most troubling, Ms. Harris fought tooth and nail to uphold wrongful convictions that had been secured through official misconduct that included evidence tampering, false...
  • Trump 'never spoke' with Michael Cohen about false testimony, Rudy Giuliani says

    01/21/2019 1:09:48 PM PST · by springwater13 · 18 replies
    President Trump did not speak with Michael Cohen before he testified falsely before Congress about plans to develop a skyscraper in Moscow during the 2016 campaign, Rudy Giuliani said Monday, backing off previous assertions that such talks may have taken place. The former New York mayor, who serves as Trump’s top lawyer in Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, said he had confirmed the matter with previous members of the President’s legal team, including ex-lead counsel John Dowd. “The President never spoke with Cohen about the congressional testimony,” Giuliani told the Daily News. However, Giuliani acknowledged Trump’s legal team conversed with Cohen’s...
  • Debate builds over making Mueller report public

    01/21/2019 8:02:50 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/19 | Morgan Chalfant
    Anticipation is building for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, bringing to boil a debate over whether it will also be made public. The report took center stage at Attorney General nominee Bill Barr’s confirmation hearing last week, where Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee pressed him to commit to releasing it publicly. It’s far from clear how close Mueller is to ending his investigation; the former FBI director has shown no signs of concluding his investigation. At the same time, there is a growing sense in Washington that a probe that has captivated the political world for most of the...
  • By Banishing the Work of Great Artists We Are Punishing Everyone

    01/20/2019 3:13:37 PM PST · by jocon307 · 12 replies
    I have a new fear. And this one’s a doozy. Having weathered more than one social-­media s- -t storm, I’m one column away from the round of mob opprobrium that sinks my career for good. A single unacceptable sentiment, a word usage misconstrued, a sentence taken out of context suffices these days to implode a reputation decades in the making and to trigger ­McCarthyite blacklisting. But that isn’t the fear in its entirety. Suppose a perceived violation of progressive orthodoxy translates into the kind of institutional cowardice on display in the forced resignation of Ian Buruma from The New York Review...
  • Donny Deutsch: ‘We Are Heading For A Civil War’…

    01/20/2019 12:02:06 PM PST · by Based Newsman · 62 replies
    Here's the video - There's some pretty interesting discussion at CFP https://youtu.be/yRaylhZ0GEQ
  • Muslim from Texas who joined the Islamic State: “I saw some crucifixions. (trunc)

    01/20/2019 12:42:42 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/17/19 | Robert Spencer
    FULL TITLE: Muslim from Texas who joined the Islamic State: “I saw some crucifixions. You know, that’s just normal life there.” Of course it was normal life in the Islamic State, because the Islamic State adhered scrupulously to Sharia within its domains. And crucifixion is a Sharia punishment, based on the Qur’an: “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That...
  • GOP senator: 'I don't think we're going to get the money for the border wall'

    01/19/2019 6:17:35 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 85 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/19/18 | MICHAEL BURKE
    ... Kennedy added that he wished Republicans in Congress had used a criminal justice reform bill that was passed late Tuesday as leverage to get border wall funding. The bill, which was approved in the Senate by a vote of 87-12, will now head to Trump's desk. Kennedy, who did not support the criminal justice reform legislation, said he thinks the GOP "missed an opportunity here." "My Democratic friends are entitled to have their own positions. They were salivating over this bill and I wish we had tried to get something in return like the border wall. Border walls work,"...
  • 5 States Most Impacted By Recent Tesla Supercharger Price Increase

    01/19/2019 10:58:22 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 57 replies
    Inside EVs ^ | March 18, 2018 | Steven Loveday
    As we reported just the other day, Tesla quietly hiked rates for Supercharging in most states. Keep in mind that this impacts all Tesla Model 3 owners, as well as owners of new Tesla Model S and X vehicles who purchased their vehicles without utilizing a referral code. Thanks to hardcore EV fans like Teslanomics’ Ben Sullins, we have an update on how states were affected by the new rate hike, as well as the actual percentage of increase. As we explained the other day, states like Illinois have seen over a 60 percent increase, from .15/kWh to .25/kWh. States...
  • Bishop-writes-open-letter-to-Gov-Cuomo

    01/19/2019 5:57:41 PM PST · by stonehouse01 · 15 replies
    The Evangelsit ^ | 1/19/19 | Bishop Scharfenberger
    Although in your recent State of the State address you cited your Catholic faith and said we should "Stand with Pope Francis", your advocacy of extreme abortion legislation is completely contrary to the teachings of our Pope and our Church
  • The BDS Campaign: Anti-Jew Leftists Breaking Federal Anti-Boycott Law

    01/19/2019 10:38:49 AM PST · by Moseley · 22 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | January 18, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseley
    Anti-Semites are violating federal law by boycotting Israel and Israeli companies and institutions. Activists in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, one of the highest-profile global projects of the left, are subject to criminal and financial penalties, including jail time of five years and fines up to $50,000. A U.S. exporter can lose the right to export any products to any country. So why isn’t the U.S. Department of Justice enforcing the anti-boycott laws? President Donald Trump should order the Office of Antiboycott Compliance to come out of cryogenic stasis and get back to work, and order DOJ to...
  • Trump rips BuzzFeed after Mueller team disputes Cohen report

    01/19/2019 3:05:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/18/19 | Chris Perez
    President Trump blasted BuzzFeed News late Friday night on Twitter — saying it was a “very sad day for journalism” — after the special counsel disputed the media outlet’s report on his alleged real estate deal with the Russians. “Remember it was Buzzfeed that released the totally discredited ‘Dossier,’ paid for by Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democrats (as opposition research), on which the entire Russian probe is based!” Trump tweeted. “A very sad day for journalism, but a great day for our Country!” The president went on to say that “fake news is truly the ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”...
  • Gillibrand: ‘I Was Really Offended’ by How Kavanaugh ‘Spoke to Senators’

    09/27/2018 6:47:42 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 125 replies
    breitbart ^ | 09/27/2018 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said she was “offended” by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony.
  • Nancy Pelosi faces backlash for placing Ilhan Omar on House Foreign Affairs Committee

    01/18/2019 11:57:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Minnesota Democrat criticized for anti-Israel statements, BDS supportHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been hit with a backlash over her decision to assign freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, despite the Minnesota Democrat’s record of anti-Israel advocacy. The House Republican leadership blasted the decision, citing Ms. Omar’s 2012 tweet saying that Israel had “hypnotized the world” and was guilty of “evil doings,” as well as her support for the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. “It is disgraceful that Speaker Pelosi and her Democrat majority gave a coveted seat on the House Foreign Relations Committee to a...
  • Anti-Israel fanatic Ilhan Omar appointed by Pelosi to the House Foreign Affairs Committee

    01/18/2019 10:15:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 18, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    It appears that the leadership of the Democratic Party has gone completely anti-Israel and is warming up to Jew-hatred. The appointment of Rep. Ilhan Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee – and the welcome extended to her by the chairman, (former) Israel-supporter Rep. Eliot Engel – confirms that the Democrats' big tent now extends to those who believe that Jews in Israel wield magical power to "hypnotize" non-Jews into acquiescence to their "evil." Omar was triumphant yesterday on her appointment to the plum committee: Ilhan Omar ✔@IlhanMN I finally have committee assignments and I am excited 1st choice- House...
  • Muslim Congresswoman-Elect Reverses Platform After Election, Supports Anti-Israel Agenda

    11/19/2018 1:12:21 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 75 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | November 17, 2018 at 8:29am | Chris Agee
    Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar, a Muslim refugee from Somalia and a newly elected U.S. representative, is facing backlash for her inconsistent stance on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel.In a statement to the Muslim Girl blog days after the midterm election, her campaign made it clear that the congresswoman-elect supports the movement.“Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure people’s right to support it isn’t criminalized,” a statement explained. Advertisement - story continues belowHowever, as Jordan Schachtel of Conservative Review noted, “The statement marked a stark reversal from Omar’s previous position on BDS. Prior to the election,...
  • Israel critic elected to House backtracks on her previous opposition to BDS

    11/15/2018 4:30:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11-15-2018
    Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar now says she ‘believes in and supports’ boycott movement, after calling it ‘counterproductive’ during election campaign Democrat Ilhan Omar on November 7, 2018, in Minneapolis after winning Minnesota's 5th Congressional District race in the 2018 US midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) WASHINGTON — A newly elected congressperson from Minnesotta who spoke out against boycotts of Israel during her campaign now says she supports the BDS movement. Ilhan Omar, one of two Muslim women who became the first elected to Congress last week, had said during her campaign that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement was “counteractive”...
  • Report: Muslims (CAIR) told Twitter to ban Jewish reporter

    01/09/2019 9:20:43 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 1/7/18
    The Wall Street Journal reports Muslims lobbied Twitter to silence the voice of journalist Laura Loomer. As WND reported, Loomer recently chained herself to Twitter headquarters after the social-media giant banned her. The Journal explained Twitter invited a number of outside groups to help it decide who should be banned after criticism for not policing its content. “That solution is creating a new set of problems—public fights, complaints and legal battles,” the paper said. Loomer, described as a conservative Jewish activist, said she didn’t know until recently that outside groups and individuals had privately lobbied Twitter executives to remove her...
  • Dem Reps Pictured With Anti-Semite,Alleged Muslim Brotherhood Sympathizer On 1st Day In Office

    01/05/2019 9:32:20 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 44 replies
    peltthepundits ^ | 1-5-19 | Ryan Saavedra
    Far-left Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) embraced anti-Semite and alleged Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer Linda Sarsour this week on their first day in Congress. The photos came from Sarsour’s verified Facebook account where she praised both freshman Democrats. “These past two years have been difficult,” Sarsour wrote in a post that featured herself and Omar. “So much heartache, exhaustion, pain, losses, drama, bad policy after bad policy YET today was all worth it. Today was JOY. Today was PRIDE. Today was full of laughter and tears. For every lil girl, especially lil girls of color – this is...
  • New Photos Corroborate Perjury Claims Against Rep. Ilhan Omar, as She Deletes Social Media Evidence

    12/28/2018 1:48:52 AM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | November 5, 2018 | David Steinberg
    the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board opened a formal investigation of her after reviewing evidence of several violations. Omar has also made, and defended, anti-Semitic comments as direct and vicious as any spoken by a U.S. politician in a generation. In 2016, an anonymous writer on SomaliSpot.com published verified photos and Minnesota state records suggesting that Rep. Omar is a serial felon and fraudster. Since then, the additional evidence discovered to back these claims -- and the absence of contradictory evidence -- are almost as remarkable as Minnesota media's refusal to lift a finger investigating her for two years. Allegations against...