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  • Stressed about climate change? Eight tips for managing eco-anxiety (only 11.25 years left)

    10/21/2019 3:47:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 10/21/19 | Penny Sarchet
    If the prospect of climate change makes you stressed, anxious or depressed, you aren’t alone. With reports of some children becoming terrified by climate change and the protest group Extinction Rebellion holding “grief-tending workshops”, there is an increasing awareness of so-called eco-anxiety. The phenomenon is significant enough that psychotherapists met in London on Saturday to discuss how best to manage the dread and fear people are experiencing over our impact on the planet. “Eco-anxiety is a term that’s used a lot, but it’s misguided if it’s not used in the right way,” said Sarah Niblock of the UK Council for...
  • Groups forging messages to Elected Officials

    10/19/2019 11:44:40 AM PDT · by johnsmom · 4 replies
    self | 10/19/19 | self
    A heads up for patriots. I received a notification from the offices of NC pols Richard Burr, Thom Tillis, and Virginia Foxx that they had received and would soon reply to correspondence from me. I had NOT (this time) created the correspondence. Turns out a group called “Seniors Speak Out” (SSO) and “Voter Voice” (VV) had forged my name and email address to the correspondence delivered to Burr, Tillis, and Foxx. I found the administrator of SSO “Nona Bear” and SSO’s blog, twitter, and Linkedin accounts. None of the direct message functions allowed contact. Turned out that VV had a...
  • Climate activists protest at Vermont Statehouse (low turnout because of cold & rain)

    10/18/2019 5:19:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    WCAX ^ | 10/18/19 | Calvin Cutler
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Climate activists spent the night on the Statehouse lawn in Montpelier, demanding Vermont lawmakers take action on climate change. Numerous tents were set up for the "Extinction Rebellion" climate encampment. This all follows the climate week of action, where we saw protesters take to the streets in Vermont and across the globe. About 30 protesters urged lawmakers to reduce carbon emissions to net-zero by 2025 and demanded state and local governments across the country work to inform people about climate change. "We really need to pay attention to our humanity, moving forward, I think there's a real...
  • Illinois senator resigns from transportation role amid fed's construction fraud investigation

    10/18/2019 12:30:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Construction DIVE ^ | October 14, 2019 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval has resigned from his position as chair of the State Senate's Transportation Committee amid a federal fraud and corruption investigation related to state construction work, the Associated Press reported. The Democratic senator is still listed as a member of the committee, however, as of Oct. 15. The move came after the details of a federal search warrant revealed that the FBI last month combed Sandoval's offices and home for information related to architect Cesar Santoy; Santoy's architecture firm, Studio ARQ; red-light camera program company SafeSpeed; lobbyists; construction companies; and employees of the Illinois...
  • Alberta truck convoy plans counter-protest to Greta Thunberg climate rally

    10/18/2019 1:44:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    CTV News ^ | 10/17/19 | Daniela Germano
    EDMONTON -- A group of oil and gas supporters is planning a counter-rally in Edmonton on Friday, when Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg brings her fight for a greener future to the centre of Canada's oil and gas industry. Glen Carritt, who organized the United We Roll convoy that travelled to Ottawa in February, said a similar convoy will start in Red Deer, about 150 kilometres south of the Alberta capital, in the morning. He said trucks are expected to arrive at the legislature at noon, when a climate rally is to begin with Thunberg. "We don't need anymore celebrities...
  • FLASHBACK: Hunter Biden’s One Qualification for Amtrak Board Was Taking Trains

    10/17/2019 5:22:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/15/2019 | Brent Scher
    Hunter Biden's only qualification for obtaining a seat on the Amtrak board of directors in 2006 was that he often rode trains. That's according to his father Joe Biden's Delaware colleague in the Senate, Tom Carper, who offered the sole nomination speech for the younger Biden when his name was presented in the Senate Commerce Committee. In his prepared remarks, Carper said Biden would be an "excellent addition" to the board, but was unable to list any reason beyond his frequent use of trains. "More significantly, Hunter has spent a lot of time on Amtrak trains," Carper said after listing...
  • Southern California Doctor Found Guilty in $12 Million Medicare Fraud and Device Adulteration Scheme

    10/17/2019 2:30:53 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 10/17/19 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 17, 2019 Southern California Doctor Found Guilty in $12 Million Medicare Fraud and Device Adulteration Scheme A federal jury found a southern California doctor guilty yesterday for his role in a $12 million scheme to provide medically unnecessary procedures to Medicare beneficiaries, upcode claims submitted to Medicare, and re-package single-use catheters for reuse on patients.Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Nicola T. Hanna of the Central District of California, Assistant Director in Charge Paul Delacourt of the FBI’s Los...
  • Clinton Foundation-Linked Fraudsters Arrested: Shady Duo Poised To RAT Out Bill & Hillary

    10/16/2019 11:16:11 AM PDT · by bitt · 76 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 10/15/2019 | ADMIN
    Two of the Clinton Foundation’s shady international partners have been arrested for fraud. And experts and law enforcement officials in the United States say this spells potential big trouble for Bill & Hillary Clinton and their own shady ‘charity’ known as the Clinton Foundation. Authorities in India have arrested businessmen brothers Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh in an alleged fraud case — one of many linked to this duo. The Singh brothers are former promoters of Fortis Healthcare and Ranbaxy Laboratories and are no newcomers to sweeping allegations of fraud. It is believed untold millions of dollars in kickbacks were...
  • California Enacts Anti-Voter Suppression Law [semi-satire]

    10/16/2019 11:09:07 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Oct 2019 | John Semmens
    Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a new law that will allow voters to register on election day at any polling place in the state. According to the Governor, “this will overcome some serious deficiencies that previously held the number of ballots cast below what could’ve been achieved.” Among the deficiencies cited by the Governor were “the disenfranchisement of procrastinators. Why should people who can’t plan ahead be barred from voting? Under this law, anyone can wait until the final hour and still be allowed to vote. Another defect of previous law was its failure to adequately allow for enthusiastic voters...
  • Climate change researchers recommend banning frequent flyer reward programs to cut carbon emissions

    10/15/2019 4:47:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/14/19 | Alexandra Ma
    A report commissioned by the UK government's official environmental advisers is calling to ban frequent flyer reward schemes to discourage people from traveling by air. **SNIP** The report has also proposed an "air miles levy" to target frequent flyers while protecting those who don't travel as much or travel shorter distances. By placing the levies on frequent flyers, rather than a flat fuel tax, those who don't fly as often would in theory not be disproportionately affected. "Aviation has so far enjoyed generous tax treatment despite a large proportion of flights being taken by a small, wealthy segment of the...
  • DAIRY COWS: TANGLED UP IN THE GREEN NEW DEAL

    10/14/2019 5:38:44 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    powerline ^ | October 14,2019 | John Hinderaker
    If this decision stands, every farmer in Minnesota who wants to add more cows (or other animals, presumably) to his farm will have to pay lawyers to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement that calculates the effect of the additional farm animals on the Earth’s average temperature. I can save them some money: the impact is zero, to however many decimal points you want to work it out to. Is this a big deal? It certainly is. Daley Farms has been trying since July 2017 to expand its operation. God only knows how much money it has spent already. With the...
  • SFO plans to surround airport with 10-mile wall to protect against rising bay waters (only $587 mil)

    10/13/2019 6:57:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 10/11/19 | PAUL ROGERS
    Concerned that rising waves will flood runways and buildings in the coming years, officials at San Francisco International Airport are moving ahead with a $587 million plan to build a major new sea wall around the entire airport. The plan, the latest example of the growing cost of climate change in California, involves driving steel pilings - sheets with interlocking edges - into the mud and also constructing concrete walls in some places around all of the airport’s 10-mile perimeter. “This is something we’ve been looking at for many years,” said Doug Yakel, a spokesman for the airport. “What’s changed...
  • Climate change activists are focused on all the wrong solutions (only 11.27 years left)

    10/13/2019 9:26:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/12/19 | Bjorn Lomborg
    As it is becoming obvious that political responses to global warming such as the Paris treaty are not working... **SNIP** Solving climate change, in fact, requires getting China, India and all the other developing countries on board to cut emissions. But of course, their goal is to lift their populations out of poverty with cheap and reliable energy. How do we square that? A carbon tax can play a limited but important role in factoring the costs of climate change into fossil-fuel use. Nobel laureate climate economist William Nordhaus has shown that implementing a small but rising global carbon tax...
  • JUST IN: Fox News’ Trump Impeachment Poll By Former Regional Director For Hillary’s 2016 Campaign...

    10/11/2019 7:53:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 92 replies
    100 Percent Fed Up ^ | 11 October 2019
    FULL TITLE: JUST IN: Fox News’ Trump Impeachment Poll By Former Regional Director For Hillary’s 2016 Campaign Was FAKE NEWS…New NPR/PBS Poll Proves It Polls are funny things, they’re very unpredictable, and the political leanings of the person or group performing the poll can have a lot to do with the outcome. Two days ago, The Gateway Pundit reported about the surprising recent Fox News poll that showed 51% of Americans favor impeaching President Trump over the Democrat’s latest manufactured Ukrainian phone call scandal. Most Americans who support Trump found the Fox News poll to be unbelievable. As it turns...
  • Climate change: Big lifestyle changes are the only answer (only 11.28 years left)

    10/11/2019 6:47:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/11/19 | Justin Rowlatt
    The UK government must tell the public small, easy changes will not be enough to tackle climate change, warn experts. Researchers from Imperial College London say we must eat less meat and dairy, swap cars for bikes, take fewer flights, and ditch gas boilers at home. The report, seen by BBC Panorama , has been prepared for the Committee on Climate Change, which advises ministers how to cut the UK's carbon footprint. It says an upheaval in our lifestyles is the only way to meet targets. The government has passed a law obliging the country to cut carbon emissions to...
  • Climber, 8, tackles replica of Trump's 'virtually impenetrable' border wall (Video)

    10/10/2019 5:48:47 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 69 replies
    CTV News ^ | October 10, 2019, 9:00AM | Cillian O’Brian
    U.S. President Donald Trump tours a section of the southern border wall, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Otay Mesa, Calif.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) In a video posted online, an eight-year-old girl clambers up a replica of the border wall that U.S. President Donald Trump has called "virtually impenetrable." Mom Karla Hancock posted a video of little Lucy Hancock scaling a wooden wall model in Kentucky, ahead of a border-wall climbing competition there next weekend. As she climbs up the wall, Lucy wears a belay, a safety harness designed to catch a falling climber. "We were able to help perform preliminary...
  • Arizona official charged with human smuggling in adoption fraud

    10/09/2019 12:55:33 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 24 replies
    SEE B. S. NEWS ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2019 | A/P
    Phoenix, Arizona — The assessor of Arizona's largest county has been indicted in connection with 11 felony offenses, including human smuggling, sale of a child and communications fraud in an adoption fraud scheme, authorities said.
  • Drexel University professor spends ‘hundreds of thousands’ of dollars [trunc]

    10/08/2019 7:37:27 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    The College Fix ^ | Oct 8, 2019 | clubs CHRISTIAN SCHNEIDER
    Drexel University must pay the federal government nearly $190,000 to cover the strip club spending habits of a former professor, according to a settlement announced Monday. Over a 10-year period, Chikaodinaka Nwankpa, the former head of Drexel University’s electrical engineering department, burned hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funds meant for energy, science and naval research. The $190,000 settlement, which must be paid by the university, will help the school stave off a lawsuit by the federal government.
  • CrowdStrike and the Impeachment Frenzy

    10/07/2019 6:12:38 PM PDT · by libstripper · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | Oct. 4, 2019 | George Parry
    No wonder the Dems are nervous: The alleged Russian hacking of the DNC’s computers is proving to be a Hillary campaign and DNC scam that went unchallenged by Messrs. Comey and Mueller. n his telephone conversation with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, President Trump requested Ukraine’s help in getting “to the bottom of” the Russian collusion narrative and the role of CrowdStrike, a private computer security company, in propagating that story. Lost in the volcanic eruption of faux outrage and condemnation aimed at the president by the Democrats and their wholly owned media subsidiary, this reference to CrowdStrike indicates that the...
  • Finally – John Ratcliffe Explains Why Pelosi’s “Impeachment Inquiry” is Being Run From House Intel

    10/07/2019 3:11:23 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 47 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 10/6/19 | sundance
    Good grief it’s taking the republicans f.o.r.e.v.e.r to explain to the American electorate what is going on behind the thoroughly corrupted political impeachment process. In this interview John Ratcliffe finally explains why the “official impeachment inquiry” is not being run by the House Judiciary Committee that holds impeachment jurisdiction. Speaker Pelosi, with forethought and planning by the Lawfare Alliance, is intentionally using non-jurisdictional committees because she is manipulating the process. It’s the same reason why the House Intelligence, House Foreign Affairs and House Oversight committees cannot legally send out “Impeachment-based Subpoenas“; they have no impeachment jurisdiction. {Go Deep} and {Go...