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  • Burning trash for the planet? Climate cash sets off branding frenzy.

    05/30/2023 4:35:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The Washington Post via MSN ^ | May 29, 2023 | by Evan Halper
    The trash burning industry was eager to show it is not a polluting relic but a pioneering clean tech sector worthy of millions of dollars in new federal subsidies. As the Biden administration allocates billions of dollars in new climate subsidies, environmentally challenged industries are sharpening their green pitches. The companies argue they are just as entitled to lucrative federal incentives as solar farms or electric carmakers, and are working to frame their businesses as global warming solutions. The money up for grabs from the Inflation Reduction Act and other programs are in amounts large enough to guide whether they...
  • $858 Billion Defense Bill Signed into Law by Biden includes "Unprecedented" Legislation on "Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena” (UFO/UAPs)

    12/25/2022 6:53:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies ^ | Micah Hanks
    Among the elements contained within the relevant portion of the bill are additions to the scope and authority of AARO, with Congress now directing the Office to report directly to Defense and Intelligence Community leadership. The bill also directs AARO to extend the scope of its inquiries further back into history to review potentially relevant government records dating as far back as 1945. *snip* Significantly, Sec. 1673 of the FY 2023 NDAA also outlines protections for U.S. personnel that have signed any such agreements [NDA's--Non Disclosure Agreements], allowing them to come forward with any information and report their involvement with...
  • Happy Festivus! Rand Paul shows how $482,276,543,907 of our money funded 'roidy hamster fight clubs, etc

    12/23/2022 8:30:13 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 19 replies ^ | 12/23/2022 | Sarah D
    December 23 may not mean much to you (unless it’s your or someone you love and care about’s birthday, obviously), but to others, it’s maybe the most important and sacred day of the entire year. That’s right, y’all. It’s Festivus. — no context seinfeld (@casualseinfeld) December 23, 2022 Now, normally, Festivus features a dinner at which you gather your family around, and tell them all the ways they have disappointed you over the past year! But what if the people who have disappointed you the most have other plans? We highly doubt that all 18 Republican senators who voted...
  • Government waste: HHS spends $8M to research free diaper distribution

    10/16/2022 2:30:54 PM PDT · by FactReal · 5 replies
    Just The News ^ | Oct. 15, 2022 | Mary Lou Lang
    The Golden Horseshoe is a weekly designation from Just the News intended to highlight egregious examples of wasteful taxpayer spending by the government. This week's Golden Horseshoe is awarded to the Department of Health and Human Services for an $8 million grant to evaluate whether certain organizations are capable of distributing diapers consistently to low-income families.
  • National Survey of Children's Health - U.S. Census Bureau 'free' $5 bill [vanity]

    08/10/2022 6:16:09 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 4 replies
    FR | 8/10/2022 | self
    I was watching John Kennedy grill a bureaucrat about the billions in budget increase he'd requested and Kennedy asks him about the $5 bill that the Dept. of Commerce included in the National Survey of Children's Health. I received mine in June but never opened it, intending to mock it here as a waste of public resources. Frankly, it almost got shredded. I finally opened it just prior to starting this post: $5 as depicted below.
  • Should Rap Lyrics Be Used As Court Evidence? New Bill Aims To Protect Artists' Creative Expression

    08/07/2022 3:49:46 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    WASHINGTON (WLS) -- A new bill introduced in Congress Wednesday would protect recording artists from having their lyrics used against them in court. The RAP Act, which stands for Restoring Artistic Protection Act, aims to protect a musician's right to creative expression. "Except as provided in subsection (b), evidence of a defendant's creative or artistic expression, whether original or derivative, is not admissible against such defendant in a criminal case," the bill states. The subsection includes exceptions, where the lyrics may be admitted if it has been determined that the defendant "intended a literal meaning," they intended to adopt a...
  • As Jan. 6 probe expands, officials worry DOJ resources are at a breaking point

    07/29/2022 2:23:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | July 29, 2022 | By Ryan J. Reilly (D-NBC)
    WASHINGTON — It's the "most wide-ranging investigation" in Justice Department history: the unprecedented manhunt for hundreds of rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Donald Trump's behalf on Jan. 6, 2021, and the criminal inquiry into efforts to stop the peaceful transfer of power. It's also a logistical nightmare. As cases against Capitol rioters work their way through the court system and a federal grand jury hears testimony about Trump’s role in Jan. 6, some federal officials are raising concerns that it could bring the already stretched investigation of Jan. 6 to a breaking point. The Justice Department has asked...
  • Biden says U.S. will send $1.3 billion in additional military and economic support to Ukraine

    04/21/2022 8:06:05 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/21/22 | Amanda Macias
    The U.S. has provided a total of $3.2 billion to Ukraine since the beginning of Biden's presidency, according to the White House.
  • Romney Would Cut Retirement Benefits for Young [semi-satire]

    04/05/2022 9:56:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 April 2022 | John Semmens
    The inevitable bankruptcy of the Social Security system prompted Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) to propose cutting the pensions of youthful workers as "the best way out of our dilemma. This would preserve the incomes of those already drawing Social Security by shifting the burden to those who will still be in the workforce for several more decades." "The political benefit of this approach is that it won't produce a backlash from those currently dependent on these benefits," he explained. "At the same time, the age cohort that will suffer is probably not even aware of whats going on." The Senator...
  • CBS Host Stunned NOT ONE Participant in Face the Nation’s Focus Group Believes America is in a Better Place After One Year of Joe Biden (Video)

    01/23/2022 5:58:31 PM PST · by simpson96 · 82 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Christina Laila
    After Joe Biden’s first year in office, NOT ONE participant in Face the Nation’s focus group believes America is in a better place. CBS host Margaret Brennan was stunned when the entire panel of six participants, including Biden voters, said America is on the wrong path. “During the course of the pandemic, “Face the Nation” has been listening to Americans, through Zoom, to get their thoughts on COVID, the economy and how the government is handling it all. On Friday, we checked back in with six of them,” host Margaret Brennan said. “Who feels like we are in a better...
  • Puerto Rico’s progress still stalled four years after Maria

    09/20/2021 6:52:59 PM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    NBC via msn ^ | 20 September 2021 | Nicole Acevedo
    The memories of surviving Hurricane Maria still haunt people in Puerto Rico, four years after the storm wreaked havoc on the U.S. territory on Sept. 20, 2017. ...Hurricane Maria left $90 billion in damages and Congress allocated at least $63 billion for disaster relief and recovery operations. Four years later, about 71 percent of those funds have not reached communities on the island archipelago. Puerto Rico has received about $18 billion, according to FEMA's Recovery Support Function Leadership Group.... ...The Fiscal Oversight and Management Board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances has said the remaining bulk of the reconstruction aid is scheduled...
  • Democrats Unify Behind Climate Corps, Vague on Details (only $132 billion)

    07/23/2021 4:01:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/23/21 | Gabriel T. Rubin
    A NEW CIVILIAN CLIMATE CORPS has become a central progressive demand for the Democrats’ budget reconciliation package, and party leaders seem poised to go along. Climate groups and elected officials alike see it as a combination of several top priorities: a tangible response to climate change, a broad-based jobs program aimed especially at young people and people of color, and a test case for Franklin Delano Roosevelt-style populism that President Biden is so eagerly trying to emulate. Like the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps, it would employ Americans on climate-focused public-works projects like reforestation. But not all CCCs are created equal....
  • Largest firefighting plane may be sold for COVID-19 response

    04/27/2021 9:24:19 PM PDT · by blueplum · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 26 Apr 2021 | PATTY NIEBERG
    DENVER (AP) — As Western states prepare for this year’s wildfire season, the world’s largest firefighting plane has been grounded and could be converted to help fight against another crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic. After investing tens of millions into upgrading the Global SuperTanker and its technology, the revenue coming mostly from contracts with the U.S. government and California did not produce enough profit for the company to continue the funding the tanker, said Roger Miller, managing director at Alterna Capital Partners LLC, the investment company that owns the plane.... ...Other Very Large Airtankers can carry up to 8,000 gallons (30,283...
  • 'It was horrific': Sailor's death at the Kahala Hotel and Resort stirs emotions been [Hawaii]

    04/13/2021 2:02:08 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    KHON2 TV ^ | April 12, 2021 | Max Rodriguez
    HONOLULU (KHON2) -- It was tense hours for those stuck inside The Kahala Hotel and Resort during Saturday’s barricade. A guest who stayed two flights above the suspect said he has traveled back home, but it is an experience that is difficult to leave behind. Get Hawaii’s latest news sent to your inbox, click here to subscribe to News 2 You, a daily newsletter. A gunman barricaded himself inside his hotel room and forced all guests at the Kahala to seek shelter. Some people sheltered in the lobby and ballroom, others like David Fox remained inside their room when...
  • Migrant family holding center virtually empty as Biden spends millions on hotels

    04/13/2021 1:43:48 AM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner via MSN ^ | 12 Apr 2021 | Anna Giaritelli
    A massive immigration holding center in Texas is hardly being used amid the worsening border situation as the Biden administration instead opts to dole out multimillion, taxpayer-funded contracts to house families in hotels. The Biden administration has spent $87 million to put families in seven hotels across Arizona and Texas rather than place them in similar permanent family facilities, according to two people familiar with the administration’s plans.... ...Karnes cost $57 million and is under a five-year contract between the county and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a state-licensed facility to hold up to 835 people who arrived at...
  • Biden just announced his stimulus plan — and AOC already has a problem with it

    01/14/2021 6:30:44 PM PST · by conservative98 · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 mins ago 1/14/21 | Sam Dorman
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is criticizing President-elect Biden's new coronavirus relief, arguing that it doesn't go far enough to help people in need during the pandemic. Biden's stimulus plan, which includes the increased payments, would cost $1.9 trillion. According to The Washington Post, most people would end up with a total of $2,000 in stimulus, including $600 checks dispensed in recent legislation. But that wasn't enough for Ocasio-Cortez, who appeared to want the latest checks to reach $2,000 as she and others have repeatedly requested. "$2,000 means $2,000. $2,000 does not mean $1,400,″ she told the Post.
  • $900B COVID-19 Aid Bill Will Give Illegal Aliens $1,800 Checks While U.S. Citizens Get Only $600

    12/21/2020 4:25:56 PM PST · by rxsid · 60 replies ^ | 12.21.2020 | Chris Menahan
    $900B COVID-19 Aid Bill Will Give Illegal Aliens $1,800 Checks While U.S. Citizens Get Only $600The bipartisan $900 billion coronavirus aid bill is just one giant F-you to American taxpayers."Family members of unauthorized immigrants are now eligible to get stimulus checks under the $900 billion deal reached last night," the Wall Street Journal's Michelle Hackman reported Monday. "That eligibility is retroactive, so adults excluded last time could get up to $1800 now."But wait...there's more! The Stimulus Bill:The gov't closes the economy. You lose your job. You face eviction.$600 for all your troubles. Meanwhile they send:$135 million to Burma$85.5 million to...
  • Biden's Billions Come With Strings Attached

    09/28/2020 9:18:08 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 29, 2020 AD | John F Di Leo
    Joe Biden has been talking about the Biden/Harris campaign's effort to help American manufacturing, in the form of a $700 billion spending bill, essentially a repackaged version of an economic program that Senator Elizabeth Warren ran on in the primaries. The program, as Mr. Biden describes it, is a combination of $400 billion focused on federal purchases of goods, and $300 billion focused on federal grants and partnerships for research and development. On the surface, this doesn’t sound entirely bad. It’s not innovative either; presidents always propose spending programs. President Trump tried very hard to get a large infrastructure spending...
  • The cost of Trump's new Air Force One has skyrocketed nearly $2 billion from the original estimate

    08/05/2019 5:22:10 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug 05, 2019 | Ellen Ioanes
    According to Air Force Magazine, President Donald Trump's new Air Force One fleet will cost a total of $5.2 billion total, up from the 2016 estimate of $3.2 billion. Two Boeing 747-8s are being converted into VC-25s, the model used for VIP transport. They will serve as the "flying White House" starting in 2024, although Trump requested that they be ready for use in 2021. Trump had boasted that he struck a deal with Boeing to lower the cost by $1 billion of renovating the jets, which were originally built for a now-defunct Russian airline. Boeing will be paid $3.9...
  • Scam alert- Anne Trickey SF Arts Commission files a case in US District Court.

    03/21/2019 5:31:36 PM PDT · by Bayareaartist · 14 replies
    US District Court case 4:19-cv-00583 ^ | March 21, 2019 | bayareaartist
    Anne Trickey lied in a complaint filed in US District Court on February 1, 2019. Trickey claimed a former street artist in SF stole 1-3 images from a social media page and is selling them on a unspecified web site. Trickey filed worked on this case during office hours; using CCSF time; computers and mail supplies. As a self represented litigant, she used CCSF time to personally file the documents with the court. Trickey lied in her filing claiming she served the defendant when proof was shown that Trickey did not serve the defendant or comply with Federal Rules of...