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  • The Environmental Costs of Cotton

    02/23/2024 11:04:47 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 6 replies
    Tree Hugger ^ | 3/28/21 | Fredric Beaudray
    Cotton is a fiber grown on a plant of the Gossypium genus, which, once harvested, can be cleaned and spun into the fabric we know and love. Needing sunshine, abundant water, and relatively frost-free winters, cotton is grown in a surprising variety of locations with diverse climates, including Australia, Argentina, West Africa, and Uzbekistan. However, the largest producers of cotton are China, India, and the United States. Both Asian countries produce the highest quantities, mostly for their domestic markets, and the U.S. is the largest exporter of cotton with about 15 million bales each year.1 "Cotton: World Markets and Trade."...
  • Canadian Politicians Introduce Bill Removing Christianity, Bible as ‘Hate Speech’ Defense

    02/23/2024 11:01:10 AM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Protestia ^ | February 23, 2024 | staff
    Our neighbors to the North continue to be the Ghosts of Legislative Future if we don’t get our act together. During the first session of the 44th parliament, Bloc Québécois party leader Yves-François Blanchet, introduced a private members bill that would remove religious exceptions to the law that criminalizes hate speech. If someone is charged with hate speech in Canada, they can defend themselves in court by arguing they were, in good faith, making an argument based on their religious beliefs. At present, in Canadian Criminal Code, the “religious exemption” in Section 319 states: “No person shall be convicted of...
  • AT&T outage caused by software update, company says

    02/23/2024 11:00:57 AM PST · by plain talk · 8 replies
    abc news ^ | Feb 22, 2024 | Max Zahn, Jon Haworth, Josh Margolin, Jack Date, and Luke Barr
    A temporary network disruption that affected AT&T customers in the U.S. Thursday was caused by a software update, the company said. AT&T told ABC News in a statement ABC News that the outage was not a cyberattack but caused by "the application and execution of an incorrect process used as we were expanding our network." "We are continuing our assessment of today’s outage to ensure we keep delivering the service that our customers deserve," the statement continued. The software update went wrong, according to preliminary information from two sources familiar with the situation. Sources have told ABC News that there...
  • Pastor ‘Binds the Booty Call In Jesus Name’ + ‘Takes Control’ of the Booty Call

    02/23/2024 10:57:05 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Protestia ^ | February 22, 2024 | staff
    Matthew Stevenson is the lead pastor of All Nations Chicago, a charismatic church that emphasizes the 5-fold ministry.” Stevenson’s bio describes him as a “global influencer, culturalist and visionary, violently raised up by God during this complex moment in history” whose ministry is “earmarked by powerful preaching, bold delivery and unusual supernatural activity.” Claiming to be “Intensely gifted in the prophetic” whereby “thousands around the world have been dramatically impacted by his very timely, direct, and specific prophetic words,” he reveals he is “an apostolic leader with the Father’s heart entrenched in his life.” As some have already identified, he’s...
  • Ukraine military destroys Russian surveillance plane

    02/23/2024 10:49:35 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 10 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 2/23/2024 | Reuters
    Ukraine’s military has destroyed a Russian A-50 surveillance aircraft, Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk said on Friday. “The A-50 with the call sign ‘Bayan’ has flown its last!” Oleshchuk wrote on the Telegram messaging app. Developing
  • MSNBC Accuses Evangelicals Of Wanting To Remove Women From Workplace

    02/23/2024 10:49:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    mrc NewsBusters ^ | February 22, 2024 | Alex Christy
    The media freakout over the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that embryos are people continued on Thursday’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, where the MSNBC eponymous host welcomed OBGYN Jennifer Lincoln to label the state “dangerous” and claim Evangelicals are trying to kick women out of the workplace. Mitchell led Lincoln with two reasons why a woman may seek IVF treatment. The first had to do with the ramifications of certain life choices, “a lot of women are staying in the workplace longer and not having children, delaying marriage until their late 30s or 40s. For them, this can be very, very important,...
  • McConnell cites Reagan in pitch for national security bill

    02/23/2024 10:48:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/2024 | TARA SUTER
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) cited former President Reagan in a pitch for a national security bill in a Wednesday opinion piece. “Today, much like in the Washington President Reagan faced, it has become popular in some circles to bet against American resolve and bemoan the global responsibilities that come with global power,” McConnell said in the op-ed in the Northern Kentucky Tribune. “Loud voices peddle the short-sighted and ahistorical notion that America’s interests do not extend beyond the water’s edge, and that abandoning our friends is the price of restoring order at home.” McConnell then said he and...
  • 'Liberal' parents of gender-confused kids among supporters of Alberta's proposed 'transitioning' ban

    02/23/2024 10:42:36 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 1 replies ^ | 2/22/2024 | Anthony Murdoch
    AParents whose kids have undergone medical or surgical 'transitioning' say that Premier Danielle Smith’s policies will spare other families from 'the heartache their families have been through.' (LifeSiteNews) — Many parents, some of whom consider themselves very “liberal,” are on board with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s forthcoming legislation that will ban doctors from surgically or chemically “transitioning” children, saying the new rules will help prevent the immense sorrow that comes from extreme transgender ideology. As highlighted in a recent Epoch Times report, parents whose kids have undergone medical or surgical “transitioning” say that Smith’s new policies will only benefit families...
  • Daily on Energy: $1B a year in funding needed to avoid blackouts in New England, grid operator warns

    02/23/2024 10:42:15 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 22, 2024 | Breanne Deppisch
    NEW ENGLAND GRID NEEDS: New England’s grid operator warned that the region will need to invest nearly $1 billion in its electric transmission infrastructure per year through 2050 to avoid capacity shortfalls and handle the rising power demand—especially as wind and solar make up a rising share of its energy mix. Takeaways: The report modeled for several different demand scenarios through 2050. The low end of 51 GW could be achieved only if the region kept online some stored fuels like natural gas and oil—which is almost a certain impossibility, given the emissions reduction targets passed by several of the...
  • NBC's 'Chicago Med' Lies, Claims Pro-Life Laws Punish Women Who Miscarry

    02/23/2024 10:42:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    mrc NewsBusters ^ | February 22, 2024 | Elise Ehrhard
    Last night, Chicago Med promoted the dangerous lie that women who miscarry might get arrested and be denied medical care in a pro-life state. This insidious falsehood has been pushed in liberal establishment media to deliberately create fear in women who do not know the truth about state pro-life laws, none of which ban treatment for miscarriage. In the episode, "I Make a Promise, I Will Never Leave You," a pregnant woman named Kaitlin (Katie Anne Moy) arrives at the hospital in a state of septic shock after a long trip from an unnamed rural area. Her husband Eric (Rammel...
  • Kamala Harris Impression by Elsa Kurt. With a little help from Fleetwood Mac

    02/23/2024 10:36:50 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 6 replies Spot-on impression!!!!
  • Secretary of State Raffensperger Claims Georgia’s Voter Rolls Are ‘Cleanest’ In The Country. Here’s Why That’s Bunk

    02/23/2024 10:32:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/23/2024 | Mark Davis
    Raffensperger’s office claims to be doing everything federal law will let them — but why haven’t they investigated spurious votes from 2020?At a Georgia Senate Ethics Committee hearing last week about the status of Georgia’s voter rolls, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s chief operating officer, Gabriel Sterling, claimed “Georgia is No. 1 in America with the cleanest [voter] list in the United States for the amount of list maintenance that we do.” I was present at the hearing to testify about problems I’ve uncovered in Georgia’s voter rolls. The thousands of potentially invalid votes I’ve found cast by Georgians with...
  • GOP’s Senate Campaign Arm Urges Candidates to ‘Clearly and Concisely’ Reject Restrictions on IVF: ‘It Is Imperative’

    02/23/2024 10:31:04 AM PST · by Miami Rebel · 6 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/23/2024 | Isaac Schorr
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), the GOP’s official body tasked with aiding Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, is urging them to “clearly and concisely” reject restrictions on in vitro fertilization (IVF). The Alabama Supreme Court ruled last Friday that frozen embryos qualify as children and are therefore protected by state law. “The text of the Wrongful Death of a Minor Act is sweeping and unqualified,” argued Justice Jay Mitchell in the majority opinion. “It applies to all children, born and unborn, without limitation. It is not the role of this Court to craft a new limitation based on our...
  • Here's Why the Haley Campaign Is Pretty Excited About This New National Poll

    02/23/2024 10:29:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/23/2024 | Guy Benson
    The Haley campaign is blasting out a new national poll from Marquette Law School, which shows their candidate vastly outperforming Donald Trump in a hypothetical match-up against Joe Biden. Yes, Trump leads Biden head-to-head in the survey by four points, but Haley absolutely blows Biden out. A national Quinnipiac survey published earlier in the week showed Trump trailing Biden by four points, while Haley led Biden by three points -- a net over-performance of seven percentage points for the former South Carolina governor. The Trump/Haley vs. Biden gap is even more pronounced in the MU Law numbers, at 14 percentage...
  • Gov. DeSantis to hold media availability event in Pensacola

    02/23/2024 10:23:02 AM PST · by backpacker_c · 8 replies
    Winknews ^ | Feb 23, 2024 | Nicholas Karsen
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is set to hold a media availability event in Pensacola. The media availability is set to begin at 10 a.m., on Friday at the FDLE Pensacola Operations Center located at 5045 Commerce Park Circle. Note that the press event may not begin at the exact time slated. Check back later on WINK for the entire rundown of the press event.
  • Government and Tesla

    02/23/2024 10:21:42 AM PST · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 2 replies
    There are several points related to Tesla vis a vis the government(s) and Tesla. Firstly, let it be noted and dismissed as a mostly, not exclusively by any means, past evil that the government has been promoting BEVs by laws which have advantaged BEV makers - and the only highly profitable BEV maker is Tesla. (even the biggest Chinese BEV maker, BYD, doesn’t make all that much profit, and isn’t yet a factor in the US market - and likely won’t be until it starts producing in Mexico to evade laws designed against it). I write as someone who has...
  • Biology professor fired for teaching chromosomes determine sex reinstated

    02/23/2024 10:21:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/23/2024 | Ryan Foley
    A Texas college has reinstated a professor who was reportedly terminated for teaching about the traditional, biological definition of gender. In a statement published Tuesday, the law firm First Liberty Institute announced that St. Philip's College adjunct professor Johnson Varkey has been reinstated after he was fired in January 2023 for rejecting aspects of LGBT ideology.The law firm filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after the San Antonio, Texas-based historically black community college fired Varkey because the biology professor told his students that sex is determined by an individual's chromosomes. The professor was accused of...
  • MLB players miffed at sport's new see-through pants, relaying concerns to league

    02/23/2024 10:19:09 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 2/22/24 | David Brandt
    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — MLB's new uniform reveal hasn't gone very well. Now some of the rampant criticism has moved below the belt. Major League Baseball Players Association deputy executive director Bruce Meyer confirmed on Thursday that the organization is relaying concerns from players to MLB about the new pants, which are somewhat see-through. The complaints — first reported by ESPN — are part of broader scorn for the new uniforms, which are designed by Nike and manufactured by Fanatics.
  • RNC Security Officer Who First Responded to J6 Pipe Bomb Claims Official Story 'Makes No Sense'

    02/23/2024 10:17:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/23/2024 | Michael Cantrell
    The director of security for the Republican National Committee recently called into question the official explanation of the pipe bomb that was discovered on Jan. 6, 2021, saying that it "makes no sense whatsoever." Let's be real: not much that happened that day makes sense. The official narrative of events has proven to be less than accurate. And if everything was as cut and dried as the narrative the Democratic Party and many talking heads make it out to be, with Trump supporters twisted into caricatures of "right-wing extremism," then why on earth has so much video evidence emerged since...
  • The Illegal Immigration Invasion Isn't Due to 'Incompetence.' It's the Plan.

    02/23/2024 10:13:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/23/2024 | Victoria Taft
    It's not like the people paying millions of illegal aliens to come to the U.S. for some social experiment don't know that what they're doing is national suicide; it's that they don't care that it's national suicide. That's a feature, not a bug. They don't like the colonial power that the U.S. was way back when, and this is the payback. They know only what their woke teachers cribbed from Howard Zinn, and now they're "making a difference!" by ruining their own country because it deserves to be a Third World hell-hole. You can't have complete strangers from entirely different...