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  • For leaders abroad, new U.S. law restores climate credibility

    08/18/2022 1:13:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | August 18, 2022 | By Jasper Ward and Valerie Volcovici
    NASSAU, BAHAMAS (Reuters) - The U.S. climate bill signed into law this week restores the country's credibility as a leading player in U.N. climate negotiations, international officials said. Years of failed Congressional action had left climate-focused presidents reliant on executive actions, which can be easily undone by other presidents or by courts. This made other countries wary of U.S. emissions-reduction promises. The new bill "puts America on track to achieve our climate goals and encourage others in the world to increase their efforts," said John Kerry, U.S. special envoy on climate change, on Twitter. U.S. allies welcomed the milestone as...
  • BREAKING: FL Gov. Ron DeSantis Announces Arrests For Voter Fraud

    08/18/2022 1:08:17 PM PDT · by montag813 · 18 replies
    24News ^ | 08-18-2022 | Joshua Ford
    Fort Lauderdale, FL – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) on Thursday announced 20 individuals across the Sunshine State have been charged with voter fraud.20 people were arrested for voting illegally.“The majority of these people illegally voted in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami Dade although there are others in other parts of the state,” Governor DeSantis said.“These folks voted illegally… They are disqualified from voting because they have been convicted of either murder or sexual assault!” DeSantis said.DeSantis delivered the news from a courtroom in the Broward County Courthouse.VIDEO:
  • Bill Barr Had His Chance — and Blew It:

    08/18/2022 1:07:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/18/2022 | John Green
    In discussing the Hunter Biden investigation with The Federalist, Bill Barr, most recently Donald Trump's attorney general, said:Intervening events, especially recent reports about FBI whistleblowers and the possible reach of the investigation, warrant adding the protections of special counsel status to assure that key decisions are made independently without political favor.Wow! Talk about an inflated sense of his own authority. Barr exerted only minimal influence over the DOJ when he was in charge. Does he really believe they care what he thinks now?Why doesn't he just insist that Hunter, Joe, and the whole Biden clan confess their sins? That's about...
  • Zelensky, Guterres discuss situation at ZNPP, release of Ukrainian captives

    08/18/2022 1:04:34 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    https://www.ukrinform.net ^ | 18.08.2022 | Staff
    President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky discussed with UN Secretary-General António Guterres the issue of the release of Ukrainian military personnel and medics from Russian captivity, grain exports, Russia's nuclear blackmail at the Zaporizhzhia NPP and forced deportation of Ukrainians. The meeting took place at the Potocki Palace in Lviv, Ukrinform reports with reference to the president’s Telegram channel. “I had a meeting with UN Secretary-General António Guterres in Lviv. We agreed to continue the coordination of the grain initiative implementation. We also discussed the possible directions of its development, the issue of illegal and forced deportation of Ukrainians, the release...
  • On Trump and his voters, Fox News host Laura Ingraham errs: Trump's supporters are NOT being exhausted by his ‘constant battles.’

    08/18/2022 1:02:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/18/2022 | Rajan Laad
    Fox News host Laura Ingraham recently said Americans might be ready “to turn the page” on President Trump as he decides whether to run for president a third time. Ingraham said the following during an appearance on Lisa Boothe’s podcast."The country I think is so exhausted. They’re exhausted by the battle, the constant battle, that they may believe that, well, maybe it’s time to turn the page if we can get someone who has all Trump’s policies, who’s not Trump.”The mainstream media, which is a mouthpiece for the Democrats, carried this news with glee, claiming that Ingraham was turning on...
  • Five vital commodity industries are buckling under energy crisis

    08/18/2022 1:01:07 PM PDT · by EBH · 5 replies
    The energy crisis is getting worse, piling pressure on commodities industries that provide the building blocks of the global economy. Energy-intensive sectors such as steel, fertilizers and aluminum — the most widely used base metal — are being forced to close factories or pass on soaring costs. Materials crucial for electric-car batteries and generating solar power are feeling the pinch, too. SIGN UP FOR THE IRON ORE DIGEST The tumult risks further squeezing households struggling with the worst cost-of-living crisis in decades and pushing economies into recession. If things aren’t bad enough now, they could get much worse this winter,...
  • 43 ships have already passed through "grain corridor" - Turkish Ministry of Defense

    08/18/2022 12:58:48 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    https://censor.net/en/news ^ | 18.08.22 | Staff
    43 ships have already passed through "grain corridor" - Turkish Ministry of Defense News Censor.NET War in Ukraine корабель Since August 1, 43 ships have passed through the "grain corridors": 25 of them left Ukrainian ports, 18 - entered. A total of 622 thousand tons of grain have been exported. This was reported by the Ministry of National Defense of Turkey, reports Censor.NЕТ with reference to Ukrinform. "Since August 1, 43 ships have departed, 25 of which have left Ukrainian ports. For shipment of grain 18 vessels entered Ukrainian ports. At present more than 622 thousand tons of grain have...
  • Florida man arrested for alleged drug deal after accidentally texting politician

    08/18/2022 12:55:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The New York Daily News Adware Farm ^ | August 16, 2022 | Kate Feldman
    A Florida man allegedly texted someone about buying an eight-ball of cocaine. Except the person on the other end of the phone was a politician, not a buyer. Jack Edward Fisher, 18, was arrested Monday and charged with felony possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute and unlawful use of a two-way communications device, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. It’s unclear who Fisher’s text was meant for, but it instead went to Flagler County Commissioner Joe Mullins, who reported him immediately to the police. Officers then had Mullins keep texting with Fisher and arrange a meeting, where he...
  • Jordan Peterson: Peddlers of Environmental Doom Have Shown Their True Totalitarian Colors

    08/18/2022 12:10:30 PM PDT · by MurphsLaw · 15 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 8.18.22 | Jordan Petersen
    Corporations and utopians are offering authoritarian solutions to crises only democracy and free markets can solve Deloitte is the largest “professional services network” in the world. Headquartered in London, it is also one of the big four global accounting companies, offering audit, consulting, risk advisory, tax and legal services to corporate clients. With a third of a million professionals operating on those fronts worldwide, and as the third-largest privately owned company in the US, Deloitte is a behemoth with numerous and far-reaching tentacles. In short: it is an entity we should all know about, not least because such enterprises no...
  • Florida woman arrested for calling 911 over 12,000 times this year

    08/18/2022 12:08:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 16, 2022 | Rachel Paik
    A Florida woman was arrested for making 12,512 phone calls to police precincts this year. Carla Jefferson, 51, "harasses, belittles, swears at, argues with" whoever picks up her incessant calls to the non-emergency lines of the St. Petersburg Police department and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, according to a court document. Jefferson’s calls account for 10% of incoming phone traffic to the St. Petersburg Department this year, according to officials. Last month, Jefferson called the precinct 512 times in a 24-hour span. The calls were described in the affidavit as "vulgar, threatening, or obscene." Every incoming call made to the...
  • Americans in Ukraine Foreign Legion unit refuse "illegal" orders, to avoid complicity in "looting" (VIDEO)

    08/18/2022 12:01:27 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 12 replies
    bitchute ^ | August 18th
    "I do not find that as a lawful order, we do not see this as reasonable" "We are not going to be implicated by any means as looters, we will not stand this" Video submitted to the Kyiv Independent, who covered this and other controversies raised by foreign legion members in a new article (linked in comments)
  • Suit seeks prison policy changes after chaplain accused of sexually abusing inmate

    08/18/2022 12:00:05 PM PDT · by thegagline · 3 replies
    The Nevada Independent ^ | 08/18/2022 | Naoka Foreman
    Advocates for inmates say the Nevada Department of Corrections is not doing enough to prevent sexual abuse in its prisons after a chaplain was fired and charged with assault of a female prisoner. The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada filed a lawsuit in Clark County District Court against NDOC on July 29 for failing to prevent staff from carrying out further acts of cruel and unusual punishment. It comes after Donald Burse, 55, was accused of sexually assaulting and seeking sexual favors from an inmate at Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center in Las Vegas in exchange for supplying contraband....
  • Ukraine conflict could end Western hegemony - Viktor Orban

    08/18/2022 11:55:23 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 19 replies
    In an interview with German online magazine Tichys Einblick, published on Thursday, Orban said he expects the European Union to emerge weaker in the global arena once the fighting in Ukraine is over. The Hungarian leader argued that the West is incapable of winning the conflict militarily, and that the sanctions it has imposed on Moscow have failed to destabilize Russia. To make matters worse, the punitive measures have spectacularly backfired on Europe, he said.
  • Putin humiliated as terrified Russian officials shut down Crimea bridge and flee overnight

    08/18/2022 11:51:37 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 31 replies
    Express UK ^ | 8/17/2022 | Jon King
    RUSSIAN officials shut down a key bridge to Crimea and fled over fears of an attack, according to Ukrainian reports. The Crimean Bridge, which is also known as the Kerch Bridge, links the Russian mainland to the peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014. Some Russians dubbed the road and rail structure "Putin's bridge" as it was designed to link Crimea to Russia’s transport network. Tensions are running high in Crimea which has been the target of a number of attacks in recent weeks with air and military bases targeted. Ukrainian TV channel 24 claimed yesterday (August 16) that Moscow had...
  • Judge says portion of affidavit related to Trump FBI raid can be unsealed

    08/18/2022 11:44:14 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 72 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8/18
    U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart on Thursday said the affidavit related to the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate should not be completely sealed, Fox News has learned. Reinhardt has ordered other documents related to the FBI raid to be unsealed today, including the application for the warrant, the motion to seal, and the cover sheet. On the affidavit, the judge found that the entire affidavit should not be sealed. Reinhart has reportedly given the government one week to submit proposed redactions under seal by noon on August 25th. Judge Reinhart will review those redactions and then decide how he...
  • Judge hears arguments for releasing Trump Mar-a-Lago search affidavit – live

    08/18/2022 11:33:42 AM PDT · by know.your.why · 21 replies
    the gua ^ | 08/18/22 | Chris Stein
    Justice department says release of document showing probable cause would jeopardize ongoing investigation
  • DeSantis press secretary roasts ABC News over double standard on bill coverage

    08/18/2022 11:20:17 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/18/2022 | Brian Flood
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ new press secretary Bryan Griffin roasted ABC News in a lengthy Twitter thread detailing how the Disney-owned company fawned over President Biden signing a bill compared to critical coverage of a bill signing by the Republican governor. The pugnacious approach to media outlets it deems unfriendly is something DeSantis' press team is "empowered" to do. "Governor DeSantis has empowered our team to hold media accountable for inaccurate and disproportionately critical coverage, and we will continue to do so under his leadership," Griffin told Fox News Digital when asked about the Twitter thread. He recently replaced Christina...
  • Donald Trump’s 2022 Endorsement Record Grows to 210-17 after Wyoming, Alaska Primaries (93%)

    08/18/2022 11:12:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/18/22 | NICK GILBERTSON
    Five candidates backed by former President Donald J. Trump won their primary races in Wyoming and Alaska Tuesday night, growing his overall endorsement record to 210-17 in 2022. Perhaps the biggest win for Trump in this year’s election cycle came Tuesday night when Harriet Hageman thumped incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in Wyoming’s Congressional race. Cheney, an impeachment Republican in the House of Representatives and the vice chair of the January 6 Select Committee, did not come close to her challenger in the contest for the At-Large Congressional District.
  • Ron Johnson privately 'unnerved' by new Dem attacks (gag in mouth alert)

    08/18/2022 11:08:04 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 31 replies
    Raw Story (via MSN) ^ | August 17 2022 | Matthew Chapman
    On Wednesday, NBC News reported that Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is privately flustered and worried about the effectiveness of Democratic attacks on him as a wealthy elitist who uses his political office to enrich himself. This comes as Democratic Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes mounts a campaign to unseat him in the midterms — and as the most recent poll from Marquette University shows Barnes leading by 7 points with likely voters.
  • Republican Voter Enthusiasm for Midterms Grows After Mar-a-Lago Raid

    08/18/2022 11:05:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/18/2022 | Jacob Bliss
    Enthusiasm for voting in this year’s midterm election has grown by six points after the FBI raided the Mar-a-Lago, the home of former President Donald Trump, according to two recent YouGov polls. When 1500 adult U.S. citizens were asked from August 13 to 16 if they were more or less enthusiastic about voting in this year’s election compared to the previous congressional election year, 51 percent of Republicans said they were more enthusiastic.