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  • Vegan influencer eats meat for 30 days, shocks fans by saying she's healthier than she's 'felt in years'

    12/08/2019 11:28:03 PM PST · by knighthawk · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 08 2019 | Michael Hollan
    Well, that’s a big change. A formerly vegan influencer revealed to her fans that she spent 30 days eating nothing but meat and animal products. She also revealed that the new diet had some surprisingly positive effects on her health. Alyse Parker, who has over 200K Instagram followers and over 700K Youtube subscribers, explained her decision on Instagram. In a post, she revealed that she decided to try the Carnivore Diet after hearing about all of the health benefits from friends who switched from being vegan to eating only meat and animal products.
  • Emma Thompson foresees people eating pets for 'protein' due to 'climate crisis'

    12/06/2019 8:49:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/06/19 | Melissa Roberto
    Fido and Sylvester could be in big trouble, according to Emma Thompson. The actress issued a strong warning on Thursday of an impending "climate crisis" so dire that people will have no choice but to eat their own pets. The actress, 60, attended an Extinction Rebellion protest outside of the BBC Broadcasting House in London on Thursday, where she claimed there is "extreme weather" ahead. **SNIP** "Better wrap up warm, stockpile food and remember there is a surprising amount of protein in the average household pet."
  • CNN: Three House Dems Signal Opposition To Impeachment — And Perhaps The Only Gettable Republican

    12/05/2019 7:01:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    After weeks of hearings, hyperbole, and histrionics over Ukraine-Gate, have House Democrats advanced the case for impeachment? Not only have they not moved the polling, they may have lost ground — in their own caucus. CNN’s Manu Raju caught up with the two House Democrats who voted against authorizing the inquiry to find out whether they support Nancy Pelosi’s call to advance articles of impeachment.Not only do they remain unconvinced, a third Democrat has begun throat-clearing on potential opposition. First, let’s start with Jeff Van Drew, who went public with his opposition to the inquiry. So far, Van Drew...
  • Justice Department Says It Halted Over 600 ‘Money Mules’ Used in Fraud Schemes

    12/05/2019 4:08:15 PM PST · by upchuck · 12 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | Dec 5, 2019 | JANITA KAN
    The Justice Department (DOJ) said it took action to stop over 600 “money mules” from assisting in fraud schemes that steal money from victims and forwarding the proceeds to perpetrators overseas. Officials said on Wednesday that over a two-month period authorities were able to disrupt mule activity that spanned over 85 federal districts and mainly victimized senior citizens. The actions addressed a variety of elder fraud schemes including grandparent scams, romance scams, and lottery and sweepstakes scams, the department said. This comes after 228 money mule recruiters were arrested by authorities in 31 countries as part of an international crackdown,...
  • Russian National Charged with Decade-Long Series of Hacking and Bank Fraud Offenses

    12/05/2019 1:20:37 PM PST · by ransomnote · 8 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 12/5/19 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 5, 2019 Russian National Charged with Decade-Long Series of Hacking and Bank Fraud Offenses Resulting in Tens of Millions in Losses and Second Russian National Charged with Involvement in Deployment of “Bugat” Malware Reward of up to $5 Million Offered for Information Leading to Arrest or Conviction The United States of America, through its Departments of Justice and State, and the United Kingdom, through its National Crime Agency (NCA), today announced the unsealing of criminal charges in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Lincoln, Nebraska, against Maksim V. Yakubets, aka...
  • Former COO and CFO of Publicly Traded Transportation Company Charged with Securities Fraud, Bank

    12/05/2019 3:25:26 PM PST · by ransomnote
    justice.gov ^ | December 5, 2019 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 5, 2019 Former COO and CFO of Publicly Traded Transportation Company Charged with Securities Fraud, Bank Fraud and Lying to Auditors The former chief operating officer (COO) and chief financial officer (CFO) of Celadon Group Inc. (Celadon), a publicly traded transportation and trucking company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, were charged in an indictment unsealed today for their alleged role in a complex securities and accounting fraud scheme that resulted in a loss of more than $60 million in shareholder value. William Eric Meek, 39, and Bobby Lee Peavler,...
  • EU climate leadership in doubt as bloc set to miss 2030 goal (only 11.18 years left)

    12/05/2019 8:47:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Newstimes ^ | 12/05/19 | ARITZ PARRA, FRANK JORDANS
    MADRID (AP) — The European Union said Wednesday that it will likely miss its target for reducing greenhouse gases by 2030, dealing a blow to the bloc’s efforts to be a leader in the fight against climate change. **SNIP** The report was released as officials from almost 200 countries meet in Madrid for U.N. climate talks. The EU’s new executive Commission is expected to present its long-term plan for tackling global warming - dubbed the European Green Deal - next week. **SNIP** “Current EU leaders are the last generation that can prevent the climate breakdown,” said Wendel Trio, director of...
  • Male Transjacking Will Ultimately End Women’s Sports

    12/04/2019 10:36:32 PM PST · by Enterprise · 43 replies
    https://thefederalist.com ^ | DECEMBER 4, 2019 | Kaeley Triller Haver
    This Friday, the top four NCAA Division III women’s soccer teams face off in the national semifinals. One of the final four teams’ goalkeepers, Isa Berardo, is a male transgender playing as a female for Pomona-Pitzer Colleges. Not surprisingly, the male goalie has dominated the field against opposing female players, giving his own a chance to win the national championship thanks to his physical advantages in a key position. This is increasingly happening throughout women’s sports, at all levels from elementary school through professional competitions. It’s creating not equality, but inequality.
  • A Pennsylvania County’s Election Day Nightmare Underscores Voting Machine Concerns

    12/02/2019 7:11:05 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 12 replies
    ENM NEWS ^ | November 30, 2019 | Matthew Rosenberg
    Vote totals in a Northampton County judge’s race showed one candidate, Abe Kassis, a Democrat, had just 164 votes out of 55,000 ballots across more than 100 precincts. Some machines reported zero votes for him. In a county with the ability to vote for a straight-party ticket, one candidate’s zero votes was a near statistical impossibility. Something had gone quite wrong. Lee Snover, the chairwoman of the county Republicans, said her anxiety began to pick up at 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 5. She had trouble getting someone from the election office on the phone. When she eventually got through, she...
  • UN chief warns of ‘point of no return’ on climate change

    12/01/2019 6:51:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    News 4 Jax ^ | 12/01/19 | Mark Carney, Antonio Guterres
    – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world’s efforts to stop climate change have been “utterly inadequate" so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the “point of no return.” Speaking before the start Monday of a two-week in Madrid, the U.N. chief said the impact of rising temperatures — including more extreme weather — is already being felt around the world, with dramatic consequences for humans and other species. **SNIP** “The point of no return is no longer over the horizon,” Guterres told reporters in the Spanish capital. “It is in sight and hurtling...
  • John Kerry launches 'World War Zero' climate activism coalition

    11/30/2019 6:10:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 11/30/19 | Marty Johnson
    Former Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry (D-Mass.) is launching a new bipartisan coalition of world leaders and celebrities to push for an active strategy against climate change on Sunday. Dubbed "World War Zero," the activist group's goal is to unite "unlikely allies with one common mission: making the world respond to the climate crisis the same way we mobilized to win World War II," according to its website. Headlining the group are former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Kasich, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sting and Ashton Kutcher, the New York Times reports. In...
  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson replaced by block of melting ice at climate change debate

    11/30/2019 1:04:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/29/19 | Ella Torres
    Major political party leaders in Britain participated in a debate on climate change, but two were noticeably missing -- and replaced. Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the Conservative Party and leader of the Brexit Party Nigel Farage were not on the stage for Thursday night's Channel 4 debate. Channel 4's editor, Ben de Pear, said the ice sculptures were a "visual metaphor" after the two declined invitations to attend. "These two ice sculptures represented the emergency on planet earth, not in any human form but were a visual metaphor for the Conservative and Brexit parties after their leaders declined our...
  • NY Tech Firm Sold Chinese Equipment to U.S. Military after Falsely Claiming It was American-Made

    11/07/2019 3:30:45 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | November 7, 2019 | Zachary Evans
    A Long Island tech firm sold Chinese equipment to the U.S. military while fraudulently claiming the products were American-made, according to New York’s NBC 4. Federal agents arrested six current and former executives and employees of Aventura Technologies on Thursday morning, and subsequently raided the company’s headquarters. Agents representing the FBI, Customs, the IRS and other agencies were seen carrying out the raid. The suspects are expected to appear in Brooklyn federal court. “As alleged, the defendants falsely claimed for years that their surveillance and security equipment was manufactured on Long Island, padding their pockets with money from lucrative contracts...
  • Kamala Harris Campaign Staff Admit: ‘We Still Do Not Have a Real Plan to Win’

    Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-CA) 2020 Democrat presidential primary campaign is flailing, according to her current and former aides. A New York Times report reveals warring factions within Harris’ campaign against her Baltimore, Maryland and California-based staff, as well as financial woes that continue to get worse. As part of the Times‘ various interviews with current and former Harris staffers, the report details the recent resignation letter of the campaign’s operations director Kelly Mehlenbacher. “This is my third presidential campaign and I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly…” Mehlenbacher wrote. “With less than 90 days until Iowa...
  • We're About to Cross 9 Critical Climate Tipping Points, Scientists Say (only 11.19 years left)

    11/28/2019 3:25:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Vice ^ | 11/28/19 | Becky Ferreira
    Nine crucial tipping points in Earth’s climate are now “active” and in danger of being crossed thanks to warming global temperatures caused by human activity, warn scientists in a commentary published on Wednesday in Nature. These climate thresholds, such as the decline of ice sheets and loss of biodiverse habitats, could cumulatively trigger a global tipping point that would be “an existential threat to civilization,” cautioned the authors of the article. “Evidence is mounting that these events could be more likely than was thought, have high impacts, and are interconnected across different biophysical systems, potentially committing the world to longterm...
  • AOC says her policies are not 'free stuff': 'I never want to hear that term again'

    11/26/2019 5:54:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/26/19 | Nick Givas
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's promise to boost federal funding for social programs should not be considered "free stuff," because they are in fact "public goods," the New York Democrat said in a Monday tweet. Ocasio-Cortez, who earlier in the day led a Green New Deal town hall about public housing in the Bronx, said she's tired of being accused of essentially bribing voters with financial handouts. "Public education, libraries, & infrastructure policies (which we‘ve had before in America and elsewhere in the world!) are not 'free stuff,'" she tweeted. "They are PUBLIC GOODS. And they are worth investing in, protecting, &...
  • Warren can’t take the heat- Presidential candidate exposed at college event

    11/25/2019 7:32:16 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 32 replies
    The Lowell Sun ^ | 11-25-2019 | Editorial
    “What do we do with this?” That’s what a dumbfounded Sen. Elizabeth Warren begged Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) during a speech at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia last week, as protesters interrupted with loud chants of “Our voice! Our choice!” She was out of ideas. The speech to the historically black university started out okay, with the presidential candidate giving a nod to Pressley who preceded her on the dais. “Ayanna is a fighter and she’s the kind of fighter I love, a sister warrior who knows how to win,” she proclaimed. Then a shoutout to the crowd. “Can we...
  • Democratic Senators Want the Fed to Better Prepare Banks for Climate Change

    11/24/2019 2:00:40 PM PST · by karpov · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 21, 2019 | Michael S. Derby
    A group of Democratic senators, half of whom currently running for president, are supporting a new bill that would direct the Federal Reserve to formally factor climate-change risks into its oversight of large financial firms. Sen. Brian Schatz, (D., Hawaii) announced on Wednesday that he was joining with nine other Democrat senators on the legislation—including presidential hopefuls Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), Michael Bennet (D., Colo.), Cory Booker (D., N.J.), Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) and Kamala Harris (D., -Calif.). Rep. Sean Casten (D., Ill.) has introduced a companion bill in the House of Representatives. The bill, if passed, directs the...
  • Cryptoqueen: How this woman scammed the world, then vanished

    11/24/2019 5:29:33 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    bbc ^ | 11/24/2019
    She told the cheering crowd that OneCoin was on course to become the world's biggest cryptocurrency "for everyone to make payments everywhere". Documents leaked to the BBC show that British people spent almost €30m on OneCoin in the first six months of 2016, €2m of it in a single week - and the rate of investment could have increased after the Wembley extravaganza. Between August 2014 and March 2017 more than €4bn was invested in dozens of countries. … It took McAdam three months to go through it all, but questions were starting to form. She started asking the leaders...
  • HUNDREDS of Fake Driver’s Licenses Intercepted by US Border Patrol at Louisville Mail Facility

    11/24/2019 12:18:32 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 36 replies
    WKYT reported: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents from the Chicago Field Office intercepted a parcel in Louisville that contained hundreds of fake driver’s licenses. A tweet by the CPB Chicago states the fraudulent ID’s were found at the Louisville mail facility. In all, the package contained 238 fake driver’s licenses and 536 black card stocks.