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  • Earth surpasses critical 2-degree warming threshold, European climate officials say

    11/20/2023 2:28:56 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 113 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 20, 2023 | BY HAYLEY SMITH
    For the first time since record keeping began, Earth has surpassed a critical temperature threshold that scientists have long warned could unleash the worst effects of climate change. On Friday the planet soared 2.07 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, or the 1850 to 1900 average, according to Europe’s Copernicus Climate Change Service. Not all hope is lost, however. The Fifth National Climate Change Assessment, released last week by the White House, underscored that every fraction of a degree of warming added or averted will make a difference.
  • Nationwide tutor shortage leaving parents, students struggling

    11/20/2023 2:16:18 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 31 replies
    Scripps News ^ | 11/14/23 | Chris Stewart
    When Andrea Starlin first started noticing her sons struggling in high school, her first instinct as a mom was to try to help. "I think the most defeating thing is a lot of times, these are gaps I can't solve because I'm not a teacher. I'm not a mathematician," the Denver-area mom said. To help fill those academic gaps, Starlin has relied on private tutors to help her kids overcome academic hurdles. Lately, though, it's been nearly impossible to find a tutor when she needs one. And Starlin isn't alone, as there is a massive shortage of tutors nationwide
  • NY ranked ‘Least Free State,’ with high taxes, debt, regulation: study

    11/20/2023 1:58:05 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/20/2023 | Carl Campanile
    New York once again has the dubious distinction of being labeled “the least free state” in America, according to a report issued by libertarian-leaning think tank The Cato Institute. The Empire State ranked dead last — 50th — for policies impacting economic, social and personal freedoms in 2022, the report claims. By comparison, Florida ranked 2nd after New Hampshire as the most free state in the union. Cato said New York is a fiscal basket case. The state ranked 50th for economic freedom and scored at or near the bottom for debt and state and local taxation, government consumption, land...
  • Al Sharpton: Dexter Wade’s death and burial ‘a national outrage’

    11/20/2023 1:55:06 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/20/2023 | CHEYANNE M. DANIELS
    The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered an impassioned eulogy Monday for Dexter Wade, a 37-year-old Black man who was run over by an off-duty police officer in Jackson, Miss., and buried in a potter’s field without his family’s knowledge. “What happened to Dexter is a disgrace, a national outrage, and should be treated as such,” Sharpton said at the New Horizon Church International. “It is time for the mayor and the city council to stand up for Dexter. How do you explain how a young man ends up buried? The autopsy said that he had a state ID in his front...
  • The Great Medicaid Unwinding

    11/20/2023 1:33:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Reaon ^ | 11.17.2023 | Markus Bjoerkheim
    The ongoing rollback of Medicaid is a rare step to reverse the “ratcheting growth” of our social safety net. A "great unwinding" is very much underway in Medicaid programs nationwide, representing the most notable reversal of a government expansion since the welfare reforms of the 1990s. From March 2020 to March 2023, Medicaid enrollment soared by more than 22 million people, a surge even larger than the Medicaid expansions brought on by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This was primarily due to "continuous coverage" provisions in the coronavirus response that prevented states from conducting routine eligibility reviews—what bureaucrats call the...
  • What American Conservatives Can Learn From Argentina's Javier Milei

    11/20/2023 1:28:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Reason ^ | 11.20.2023 | Eric Boehm
    Once you get past the aesthetics, the similarities between Milei and MAGA mostly vanish.Javier Milei, the self-described classical liberal and anarcho-capitalist who won Argentina's presidential election on Sunday, campaigned with a brash message of slashing government programs, cutting taxes, and privatizing state-owned enterprises. Whether he'll be able to accomplish any or all of that prodigious list of economic reforms—or his even bigger promise to fix Argentina's busted monetary system and curb the country's runaway inflation—will depend on how much support Milei can muster in the legislature and his willingness to follow through on these big campaign trail promises. Those are...
  • Rep. Loudermilk CONFIRMS Undercover Metropolitan Police Officer URGING J6 Crowd to Advance, Climb Scaffolding Rumble Video

    11/20/2023 1:27:26 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 35 replies
    Rumble ^ | Loudermilk
    Rep. Loudermilk CONFIRMS Undercover Metropolitan Police Officer Urging J6 Crowd to Advance
  • Rand Paul: Why Is the FDA Still Requiring Human or Animal Testing For New Drugs?

    11/20/2023 1:26:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | 11.20.2023 | Robby Soave
    "The FDA's regulations related to animal testing no longer fully conform with applicable law," writes the Kentucky senator.Congress unanimously passed the FDA Modernization Act 2.0 in December 2022. The law allows drug companies to find alternative methods of assessing their products, without testing them on animals or human beings. The bill was sponsored by Sens. Rand Paul (R–Ky.) and Cory Booker (D–NH). Its goal was to speed up the drug approval process, and to let scientists experiment with approaches methods that are more humane than testing on live subjects. Reason's Elizabeth Nolan Brown aptly summarized the bill's achievements, noting that...
  • A Call To Action To Bring Home J6 Political Prisoners By Thanksgiving

    11/20/2023 1:15:16 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    The January 6th, 2021 tapes have finally been released thanks to the new Speaker of the House Mike Johnson. It has only been a few days but people are quickly scouring through them, so what have they revealed? Have the American people been told the truth to this point? Each day that passes it seems the narrative originally told is being proven false, like Jacob Chansley (the horn guy) who appeared to literally be escorted throughout the capitol. Where have key individuals who were in charge that day gone also? The Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger resigned January 7th...
  • 50 years ago, a president under investigation declared, ‘I’m not a crook’

    11/20/2023 1:06:44 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 11/17/2023 | Frederic J. Frommer
    A half-century before Donald Trump dismissed the four criminal cases against him as a “witch hunt,” a defensive President Richard M. Nixon famously declared, “I’m not a crook.” Nixon made the comment 50 years ago Friday, on Nov. 17, 1973, at Disney World in Florida as the Watergate scandal was swirling around him. It came a month after the Saturday Night Massacre, when Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus resigned rather than carry out Nixon’s order to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox. Then Solicitor General Robert Bork fired Cox. Now Nixon was addressing 400 people...
  • Nolte: Joe Biden Craters in NBC Poll Thanks to Jew-Hating Young Democrats

    11/20/2023 1:03:07 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/2023 | JOHN NOLTE
    The Democrat party dances with the antisemitic devil, and now His Fraudulency Joe Biden is paying a price with backfiring poll numbers. The fact that antisemitism reigns in the Democrat party is no secret. Jew hatred is especially hot in the leftist strongholds of academia, Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the crucial swing state of Michigan, which is home to a large Muslim population. Normally, spooning naked in bed with antisemites doesn’t come with a political price for Democrats, not when you have billions of dollars in corporate media propaganda and stooges such as CNN’s Jake Tapper running cover for...
  • Poll: 61 Percent of American Voters Want to Avoid Talking Politics on Thanksgiving

    11/20/2023 1:01:16 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/2023 | Amy Furr
    Robust political discussions may not be on the menu for many Americans preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving. A Quinnipiac University poll released Monday found that about 6 out of 10 voters, or 61 percent, said they hope to avoid talking about politics during the holiday celebrations. However, the poll also said 29 percent of voters said they are eager to talk about politics. “A healthy dose of ‘zip it’ will be on the menu as voters acknowledge that if they plan on ‘talking turkey’ over the big meal, it will be about the food and not about politics,” Quinnipiac University Polling...
  • Putin plans to fly world's biggest nuclear missile - Satan 2 - over the South Pole in test launch' says Russian state media - before report is censored

    11/20/2023 12:41:06 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 95 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/20/2023 | Will Stewart
    Vladimir Putin will test the world's largest ballistic missile by flying it over the South Pole, a shocking report by state media has revealed before being rapidly censored. The Russian dictator is determined to flex his nuclear muscle to the West and will put his first regiment to be armed with the apocalypse 208-ton intercontinental nuclear weapon - the RS-28 Sarmat, aka 'Satan 2' - on 'combat duty' next month. This is despite an astonishing admission that the 'unstoppable' 15,880mph doomsday missile - as tall as a 14-storey tower block - is not properly tested. Putin's own state news agency...
  • Senate Democrats Worry Joe Manchin Presidential Bid May Spoil Race in Trump’s Favor

    11/20/2023 12:38:51 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/2023 | SEAN MORAN
    Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) potential presidential bid may not just spoil the Senate Democrats’ chances of keeping the majority; many Democrats now worry that it may spoil the election in favor of former President Donald Trump. “I think it would be very, very unfortunate if Joe Manchin decided to do that,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) said of Manchin’s possible presidential bid. “I know he’s a supporter of President Biden and has been an important person here in the U.S. Senate in terms of getting things done. And he knows that if he were to step in [to the race] that...
  • House Intel Chair: No Charges For ‘Classified Document Hoarder’ Biden Would Be ‘Devastating’

    11/20/2023 12:38:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | Nov. 20, 2023
    House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mike Turner (R-Ohio) said Sunday that President Biden has been revealed as a “serial classified documents hoarder” and that a lack of charges for the commander-in-chief in connection with the violations would send a “devastating” message. “CBS has been reporting that special counsel Robert Hur is near the end of his investigation into President Biden and his alleged mishandling of classified info,” network host Margaret Brennan told Turner on “Face the Nation.” “If there are indeed no charges brought, which is what we are reporting, what do you think the signal will be...
  • BREAKING: New Jan 6 footage shows Matthew Perna, who committed suicide after DOJ's enhanced prosecution, calmly walking through Capitol alongside police

    11/20/2023 12:26:18 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 61 replies
    The Poat Millennial ^ | 11/18/2023 | Darian Douraghy
    New Jan 6 footage shows Matthew Perna, who committed suicide after DOJ's enhanced prosecution, calmly walking through Capitol alongside police His mourning family reportedly said that he "couldn't take another day" after learning of the sentencing Newly released footage from Hanuary 6, 2021, released by House Speaker Mike Johnson, shows Matthew Perna, who tragically took his own life, calmly strolling through the building alongside other protestors and even many police officers. Perna killed himself after prosecutors in his case added a terrorism enhancement in advance of his sentencing. At the time of Perna's death, his mourning family reportedly said that...
  • Trump Opens Up Massive Primary, General Election Leads: Poll

    11/20/2023 12:09:21 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/2023 | NICK GILBERTSON
    Former President Donald Trump leads President Joe Biden in a hypothetical two-way race for the presidency, as well as in a deeper field, while he approaches 70 percent support among GOP primary voters, per a Harvard-Harris poll. In the poll published Monday, 53 percent of the 2,581 registered voters surveyed nationally back Trump in a head-to-head race with Biden when undecided voters were pushed to choose a candidate they leaned toward. Biden garners 47 percent of the response, marking a one percent loss of support compared to October’s Harvard-Harris poll. Trump gained one percent month-over-month.
  • New York Dem backtracks after calling for Trump to be 'eliminated'

    11/20/2023 12:07:37 PM PST · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2023 | Andrew Mark Miller 
    A Democrat congressman is walking back a comment he made against former President Trump over the weekend that sparked a social media firestorm. "Yesterday on TV, I mistakenly used the wrong word to express the importance for America that Donald Trump doesn’t become President again," Rep. Daniel Goldman of New York posted on X on Monday. "While he must be defeated, I certainly wish no harm to him and do not condone political violence. I apologize for the poor choice of words." Goldman was referring to a comment he made over the weekend while discussing Trump’s actions on January 6....
  • 'HE HAS TO BE ELIMINATED': Goldman Talks Dangers of Trump's Rhetoric —Then Calls for His Elimination [WATCH]

    11/20/2023 11:55:18 AM PST · by mabarker1 · 78 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | 11.20.23 | Hannity Staff
    New York Rep. Dan Goldman spoke with MSNBC’s Jen Psaki about the recent developments in Donald Trump’s legal battles over the weekend; Goldman simultaneously spoke out about the dangers of Trump’s rhetoric while calling for the former President to be “eliminated.”
  • Omaha Mayor Signs Ban on ‘Bump Stocks,’ Gun Kits

    11/20/2023 11:47:35 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/2023 | AWR HAWKINS
    Omaha, Nebraska, Mayor Jean Stothert signed two gun-control measures this month, one that bans “bump stocks” and the other that bans gun-building kits. Nebraska’s elections are nonpartisan, but Stothert identified as Republican “in her filing for the 2017 election,” Ballotpedia reported. The Nebraska Examiner noted that Stothert signed the ban on “bump stocks” Thursday, and she signed the ban on gun-building kits November 9. The gun controls signed by Stothert appear to be leading to legal challenges against Omaha. Those readying the legal challenges point to legislation Gov. Jim Pillen (R) signed earlier this year removing the “local charter authority”...