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  • Depleted Under Trump, a 'Traumatized' EPA Struggles With Its Mission

    01/24/2023 12:50:50 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    The New York Times via Yahoo ^ | January 24, 2023 | By Lisa Friedman (D-NYT)
    WASHINGTON — The nation’s top environmental agency is still reeling from the exodus of more than 1,200 scientists and policy experts during the Trump administration. The chemicals chief said her staff can’t keep up with a mounting workload. The enforcement unit is prosecuting fewer polluters than at any time in the past two decades. And now this: The stressed-out, stretched-thin Environmental Protection Agency is scrambling to write about a half-dozen highly complex rules and regulations that are central to President Joe Biden’s climate goals. The new rules have to be enacted within the next 18 months — lightning speed in...
  • Breaking: Police released mugshots of the #Antifa riot arrestees who allegedly carried out a terrorist attack in downtown Atlanta on Saturday.

    01/23/2023 2:14:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    Twitter ^ | 23/1/23 | Andy Ngo
    Breaking: Police released mugshots of the #Antifa riot arrestees who allegedly carried out a terrorist attack in downtown Atlanta on Saturday. 5 out of the 6 are from out of state, w/one originally from Portland. They’ve been charged w/domestic terrorism.
  • “Died Suddenly” Is Anti-Vaxxers’ New Favorite Phrase

    01/23/2023 2:29:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    Slate ^ | JAN 23, 2023 | Lizzie O'Leary
    Mis- and disinformation have been prevalent throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but in recent months anti-vax activists and conspiracy theorists have latched on to a new phrase to help their cause: “died suddenly.” Anti-vaxxers hoping to convince people that COVID vaccines are linked to sudden deaths among younger people have invoked the term while trying to exploit tragic events like the death of soccer journalist Grant Wahl, or Damar Hamlin suffering a cardiac arrest during an NFL game. Though that theory has no scientific evidence to support it, the “died suddenly” rhetoric has gained a lot of traction on social media....
  • Amazon closing AmazonSmile to focus its philanthropic giving to programs with greater impact

    01/18/2023 7:10:11 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    Amazon ^ | Jan. 18, 2023 | Staff
    The company, which ranks among the top corporate philanthropists in the U.S., will continue to pursue and invest in other areas where it can make meaningful change—from building affordable housing to providing access to computer science education for students in underserved communities.
  • Kari Lake's Chances of Beating Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona, According to Poll

    01/17/2023 9:23:35 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 51 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/17/23
    Kari Lake, the Republican who lost the Arizona governor's race this past November, could beat both potential competitors Ruben Gallego and Kyrsten Sinema were she to run in 2024 for the latter's Senate seat, according to a recent poll. The survey, released January 11 by website Blueprint Polling, imagined a scenario in which Sinema, a former Democrat turned independent who's held her Senate seat since 2019, runs for reelection against Lake and Gallego, a Democrat who represents the state's 3rd Congressional District. Lake, who rumors say is considering running for the seat but has not confirmed this, polled at 36...
  • Uk army, no food, no weapons, no officers or noncoms, TB epidemic, and secret police hunt them down and kill them if they try to escape

    01/17/2023 4:45:13 PM PST · by ganeemead · 41 replies
    Douglas MacGregor describes the horror MacGregor believes the hoho army is going to turn on its Kiev masters shortly.
  • Bill Gates: We will overshoot 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming, nuclear can be 'super safe' and fake meat will eventually be 'very good'

    01/15/2023 4:22:35 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 149 replies
    CNBC ^ | JAN 13 2023 | Catherine Clifford
    The world will not be able to avoid overshooting the goal established in the 2015 Paris Climate Accord to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-Industrial levels, according to Bill Gates. The billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder answered questions from Reddit users on Wednesday and a handful of the questions revolved around climate change. Gates made his fortune launching the software company Microsoft, but he has since launched the nuclear innovation company TerraPower and an investment firm, Breakthrough Energy, to back various climate change innovations, and has written a book about climate change, How to Avoid a...
  • Mass transit is dying in cities around the country

    01/11/2023 9:18:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/11/2023 | John Sexton
    Yesterday the Wall Street Journal had a story about a topic I’ve covered before, the hollowing out of American cities as a result of changes brought on by the pandemic. One symptom of those changes is the decline of mass transit in major cities on both coasts.While offices have largely reopened and travel has resumed, many commuters are only coming in a few days a week. That shift has left subways, buses and commuter trains operating at well below capacity—particularly on Mondays and Fridays…The ridership drop also has fueled an increase in transit crime, which in turn has pushed away...
  • The staggering amounts of money Boris Johnson has been making since he resigned as PM

    01/11/2023 7:15:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    WalesOn,ine ^ | Will Hayward
    He got over £250,000 for 8 hours work at one eventBoris Johnson has declared staggering sums of money he has been paid for after-dinner speaking engagements since being ousted as Prime Minister. Mr Johnson has made over £750,000 for speaking at thre events in just two weeks. Mr Johnson was forced to step down as Prime Minister in the summer after a series of high profile scandals and plummeting opinion polls. Since then Mr Johnson, who remains a serving MP for Uxbridge drawing his MP salary, has been picking up lucrative work alongside his day job as a member...
  • Electric Vehicles Win Truck, Utility of the Year Award

    01/11/2023 10:25:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 11, 2023
    PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Electric vehicles took two of three categories for the first time in this year’s North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year awards. Ford’s F-150 Lightning electric pickup won the truck category, while Kia’s EV6 battery-powered EV was named the top SUV. The Integra, a small sedan from Honda’s Acura performance brand, won car of the year. Six of the nine finalists were powered by batteries, and analysts say the more of the awards are likely to go to electric vehicles in the future as the industry spends billions to roll out multiple new EV...
  • Some Trans People Are Preparing to Flee the US and Seek Asylum Abroad

    01/10/2023 7:10:13 PM PST · by Salman · 4 replies
    Vice ^ | January 10, 2023 | Anya Zoledziowski
    Rynn Azerial Willgohs, a 50-year-old transgender woman, has been rapidly researching ways to flee the United States. She’s from the U.S., but with physical attacks against transgender and nonbinary people on the rise and lawmakers targeting transgender people with increasingly draconian legislation that criminalizes their very existence, Willgohs is worried. The national landscape, accompanied by some of her own personal experiences, has made a future in the U.S. feel untenable for Willgohs. In March 2021, when Willgohs had just started her transition, she was traveling across the state for work when she decided to stop at a public bathroom. A...
  • Patents Prove SARS-CoV-2 Is a Manufactured Virus

    01/09/2023 7:06:18 AM PST · by cuz1961 · 13 replies
    Substack ^ | Dr. Joseph Mercola
    Patents Prove SARS-CoV-2 Is a Manufactured Virus This bombshell interview reveals the existence of more than 4,000 patents relating to the SARS coronavirus, along with a comprehensive review of the funding for research that gave rise to SARS-CoV-2. Hundreds of patents show SARS-CoV-2 is a manmade virus that has been tinkered with for decades. Much of the research was funded by the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) under the direction of Dr. Anthony Fauci, and may have been an outgrowth of attempts to develop an HIV vaccine
  • South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem makes VERY presidential inauguration speech blasting Biden she squares up against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for 2024 White House bid

    01/08/2023 12:45:49 AM PST · by blueplum · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07 Jan 2023 | STEPHEN M. LEPORE
    South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem appears to be showing off her bona fides ahead of what's expected to be a competitive 2024 Republican presidential primary as she gave her second inaugural speech Saturday. Noem, who won re-election by 26 points, spoke ahead of the speech, which included a reference to David Letterman's famous 'Top 10' lists and discussed how her leadership can offer lessons for the rest of the country. She was asked Saturday if she wasn't ruling out a 2024 run and responded that 'that's fair to say. But there are a lot of people out there talking about...
  • Where have all the intellectuals gone?

    01/07/2023 7:42:54 PM PST · by TBP · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 4, 2023 | Cal Thomas
    The new slim Republican majority in the House of Representatives lacks something besides its slim majority and the battle over leadership positions. It lacks intellectual depth. The Reagan administration may have been the last one to challenge Americans to think for themselves, and for that matter, just to think. Perhaps this lack of thinking and intellectual depth in our politics is caused by instruments and websites that do the thinking for us. We now tune in to whatever newspaper, cable network or website reinforces our beliefs and care little about how ideas were developed, whether they work and who benefits...
  • Macho Joe Scarborough: I'd Die Before Negotiating Like 'Snowflake' McCarthy

    01/07/2023 2:17:47 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Such a tough hombre, that Joe Scarborough! On Friday's Morning Joe, Scarborough said "I'd die before continuing to negotiate against myself" like Kevin McCarthy is doing. Scarborough alluded to McCarthy as "the snowflake, triggered, weak variety of Republicans that appear to be roaming Capitol Hill today." The table-pounding Muy Macho Joe said that instead of negotiating, he would "stare down" the holdout Republicans. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • The EU Just Shivved Facebook and I Can't Stop Smiling

    01/06/2023 9:18:05 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/6/22 | Stephen Green
    The EU just slapped Facebook parent company Meta with a nearly half-billion-dollar fine, but that’s the least of the company’s worries in Europe. Mark Zuckerberg’s data-hoovering social media colossus will have to write the EU a $413-million check for violating user privacy in EU member countries. For a company that made nearly $40 billion in 2021 alone, even a fine as large as that — which Meta will certainly contest — won’t force the company to change its ways. “More significantly,” reports France24, “European regulators dismissed the legal basis Meta had used to justify gathering users’ personal data for use...
  • Trump Is Sued in Death of Capitol Police Officer After Jan. 6

    01/05/2023 9:53:08 PM PST · by RandFan · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan 5 | By Chris Cameron
    WASHINGTON — The longtime partner of a Capitol Police officer who died after the Jan. 6 attack sued former President Donald J. Trump and two Capitol rioters on Thursday, arguing that his death was a “direct and foreseeable consequence” of their roles in the mob violence that day. The suit, filed in Federal District Court for the District of Columbia just before the second anniversary of the attack, seeks at least $10 million in damages each from Mr. Trump and two men accused of assaulting the officer, Brian D. Sicknick, with chemical spray on Jan. 6, George Tanios and Julian...
  • Why Pence and Pompeo should drop out before dropping into the 2024 presidential race

    01/05/2023 7:54:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/05/2023 | Myra Adams
    The calendar says 2023, but politically, it’s 2024. Therefore, at the beginning of this volatile two-year presidential campaign cycle, expect at least half of the predictions and prognostications to be inoperative by January 2024. (But we don’t know which half!)My speculation about a small fraction of the half likely to be valid a year from now concerns two names on The Hill’s recent report, “GOP Rankings: The Republicans most likely to be the party’s 2024 presidential nominee.” Ranked fifth was former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who leads former Vice President Mike Pence, in seventh place.These distinguished “formers” from President...
  • Peloton to pay $19M penalty over treadmill defects

    01/05/2023 9:30:36 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/05/2023 | LAUREN SFORZA
    Peloton reached a settlement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Thursday over its defective treadmills that caused injuries and the company’s failure to report the concerns to the commission. Peloton recalled all of its treadmills in 2021 after the death of a child and dozens of other injuries occurred while using the product. In the commission’s press release published Thursday, it announced that Peloton agreed to pay a $19 million civil penalty because the company “knowingly failed” to report that its Tread+ treadmill had a “substantial” hazard that could serious injury to the consumer. Peloton received reports of injuries...
  • Co-founder of queer Indigenous artists' collective in Wisconsin is unmasked as a WHITE woman - after claiming she was Native American and two-spirit

    01/04/2023 12:16:14 AM PST · by blueplum · 59 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 03 Jan 2023 | By ANDREA CAVALLIER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    The co-founder of a queer Indigenous artists' collective in Wisconsin who has claimed to be Native American is being accused of being a white woman and has since stepped down from her community positions. Kay LeClaire, who also went by the name Nibiiwakamigkwe, also identifies as 'two-spirit,' which is a term many Indigenous people use to describe a non-binary gender identity.... ...She has claimed Métis, Oneida, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Cuban and Jewish heritage, but AdvancedSmite reportedly used online records and resources to find LeClaire's true lineage – German, Swedish and French Canadian... ...LeClaire, who is a member and co-owner of the...