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  • Report: Democrats Drop ‘Bribery,’ Mueller Report from Articles of Impeachment

    12/10/2019 3:51:23 AM PST · by blueyon · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/09/19 | oel B. Pollak
    Democrats are apparently going to drop accusations of “bribery” and “obstruction of justice” from their articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, which are expected to be delivered on Tuesday, according to reports. As Breitbart News’ Joshua Caplan noted Monday evening, the Washington Post broke the story that Democrats “will focus on abuse of power and obstructing Congress.” The House Judiciary Committee’s recent Democratic staff report on the legal and constitutional basis for impeachment, argued that “abuse of power” was impeachable, even for “legally permissible” actions, if the president also had “illegitimate motives.” The report cited the much-criticized impeachment of...
  • Is McAfee having trouble

    12/09/2019 1:40:46 PM PST · by M.K. Borders · 49 replies
    Current event | 9 December, 2019 | Myself
    Does anyone have knowledge of a server breakdown at McAfee? My son received an unsolicited phone call from a McAfee rep saying their server crashed and they need to refund my credit card. Smells. Anyone else hearing this?
  • GoFundMe scam mastermind pleads guilty, gets 5 years in jail

    12/07/2019 4:20:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/06/19 | Ben Feuerherd
    The New Jersey man who masterminded a plot to scam GoFundMe donors with a hoax story about his ex-girlfriend helping a homeless man pleaded guilty Friday and must now serve five years behind bars. Mark D’Amico pleaded guilty in Burlington County court to state charges of misapplication of entrusted property. As part of his plea deal, D’Amico agreed to a five-year jail sentence. His ultimate sentence could be higher; he is still facing additional, yet-resolved federal charges for the 2017 scam. His accomplices - ex-girlfriend Katelyn McClure and homeless vet Johnny Bobbitt - have each pleaded guilty to state and...
  • Emma Thompson foresees people eating pets for 'protein' due to 'climate crisis'

    12/06/2019 8:49:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/06/19 | Melissa Roberto
    Fido and Sylvester could be in big trouble, according to Emma Thompson. The actress issued a strong warning on Thursday of an impending "climate crisis" so dire that people will have no choice but to eat their own pets. The actress, 60, attended an Extinction Rebellion protest outside of the BBC Broadcasting House in London on Thursday, where she claimed there is "extreme weather" ahead. **SNIP** "Better wrap up warm, stockpile food and remember there is a surprising amount of protein in the average household pet."
  • EU climate leadership in doubt as bloc set to miss 2030 goal (only 11.18 years left)

    12/05/2019 8:47:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Newstimes ^ | 12/05/19 | ARITZ PARRA, FRANK JORDANS
    MADRID (AP) — The European Union said Wednesday that it will likely miss its target for reducing greenhouse gases by 2030, dealing a blow to the bloc’s efforts to be a leader in the fight against climate change. **SNIP** The report was released as officials from almost 200 countries meet in Madrid for U.N. climate talks. The EU’s new executive Commission is expected to present its long-term plan for tackling global warming - dubbed the European Green Deal - next week. **SNIP** “Current EU leaders are the last generation that can prevent the climate breakdown,” said Wendel Trio, director of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Fired Starbucks manager Lola Rose considering lawsuit over ‘PIG’ cup fallout

    12/04/2019 11:02:02 AM PST · by conservative98 · 121 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 4, 2019 | 1:05pm | Updated | Jackie Salo
    “Not to discount the situation, and someone needs to be reprimanded for it but I feel like we could’ve handled this like adults, it created a very threatening situation for this store,” she said. She spoke to her direct managers Thursday night about the incident and filed a report, but was notified the following day that she was being let go after nine months on the job. “I was hysterical. I lost it, truly,” Rose said. “I was driving to get the money order to move into my first apartment. My whole world crashed in front of me. I begged...
  • Marietta man indicted in online romance scam that cost Virginia woman $6.5 million

    12/02/2019 10:04:49 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | November 29, 2019
    Online romance scams have become more and more common in recent years, but few have cost their victims $6.5 million. Calling it a “stark reminder” that those who frequent online dating websites should “exercise extreme caution if asked for money,” U.S. Attorney BJay Pak announced this week the indictment of a Marietta man who is accused of swindling a Virginia woman out of a large part of her fortune. Nnamdi Marcellus MgBodile is charged with 20 counts of bank fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, Pak said in a news release. MgBodile is also accused of a...
  • UN chief warns of ‘point of no return’ on climate change

    12/01/2019 6:51:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    News 4 Jax ^ | 12/01/19 | Mark Carney, Antonio Guterres
    – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world’s efforts to stop climate change have been “utterly inadequate" so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the “point of no return.” Speaking before the start Monday of a two-week in Madrid, the U.N. chief said the impact of rising temperatures — including more extreme weather — is already being felt around the world, with dramatic consequences for humans and other species. **SNIP** “The point of no return is no longer over the horizon,” Guterres told reporters in the Spanish capital. “It is in sight and hurtling...
  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson replaced by block of melting ice at climate change debate

    11/30/2019 1:04:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/29/19 | Ella Torres
    Major political party leaders in Britain participated in a debate on climate change, but two were noticeably missing -- and replaced. Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the Conservative Party and leader of the Brexit Party Nigel Farage were not on the stage for Thursday night's Channel 4 debate. Channel 4's editor, Ben de Pear, said the ice sculptures were a "visual metaphor" after the two declined invitations to attend. "These two ice sculptures represented the emergency on planet earth, not in any human form but were a visual metaphor for the Conservative and Brexit parties after their leaders declined our...
  • We're About to Cross 9 Critical Climate Tipping Points, Scientists Say (only 11.19 years left)

    11/28/2019 3:25:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Vice ^ | 11/28/19 | Becky Ferreira
    Nine crucial tipping points in Earth’s climate are now “active” and in danger of being crossed thanks to warming global temperatures caused by human activity, warn scientists in a commentary published on Wednesday in Nature. These climate thresholds, such as the decline of ice sheets and loss of biodiverse habitats, could cumulatively trigger a global tipping point that would be “an existential threat to civilization,” cautioned the authors of the article. “Evidence is mounting that these events could be more likely than was thought, have high impacts, and are interconnected across different biophysical systems, potentially committing the world to longterm...
  • AOC says her policies are not 'free stuff': 'I never want to hear that term again'

    11/26/2019 5:54:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/26/19 | Nick Givas
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's promise to boost federal funding for social programs should not be considered "free stuff," because they are in fact "public goods," the New York Democrat said in a Monday tweet. Ocasio-Cortez, who earlier in the day led a Green New Deal town hall about public housing in the Bronx, said she's tired of being accused of essentially bribing voters with financial handouts. "Public education, libraries, & infrastructure policies (which we‘ve had before in America and elsewhere in the world!) are not 'free stuff,'" she tweeted. "They are PUBLIC GOODS. And they are worth investing in, protecting, &...
  • Cryptoqueen: How this woman scammed the world, then vanished

    11/24/2019 5:29:33 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    bbc ^ | 11/24/2019
    She told the cheering crowd that OneCoin was on course to become the world's biggest cryptocurrency "for everyone to make payments everywhere". Documents leaked to the BBC show that British people spent almost €30m on OneCoin in the first six months of 2016, €2m of it in a single week - and the rate of investment could have increased after the Wembley extravaganza. Between August 2014 and March 2017 more than €4bn was invested in dozens of countries. … It took McAdam three months to go through it all, but questions were starting to form. She started asking the leaders...
  • $75 Costco 'Anniversary' coupon on Facebook is a scam, company says

    11/13/2019 8:26:34 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    WIFR ^ | November 13, 2019
    ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A $75 Costco “Anniversary” coupon advertised Tuesday on Facebook is a scam, according to the company. The scam asks users to share a Facebook post, which falsely promises the user a $75 coupon if the user completed several surveys, Snopes.com reports. It provided links which led to web pages that were not operated or sponsored by Costco. Users were asked to provide personal details, such as their name, address and phone number, and complete a lengthy series of surveys. After completing these steps, people were told to sign up for a number of “Reward Offers” which...
  • Protesters vow hunger strike to push U.S. on climate change (only 11.21 years left)

    11/12/2019 5:29:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 11/12/19 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change opponents plan to stage a hunger strike to demand a meeting with U.S. Congressional leader Nancy Pelosi, they said on Tuesday, in the political battle over global warming. The protesters said they want a one-hour on-camera meeting with Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, to discuss reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2025. "You have yet to pass even symbolic legislation recognizing the climate crisis as a national emergency. With all due respect, you have failed," they said in an open letter. "Meet with us or leave...
  • Bernie Sanders concedes his climate plan is 'expensive' (only 11.22 years left)

    11/09/2019 3:45:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/09/19 | Zachary Halaschak
    At an event in Iowa, Bernie Sanders acknowledged that his $16 trillion plan to address climate change is “expensive.” The Saturday event, dubbed the Climate Crisis Summit, featured both the independent Vermont senator and Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and was held in Des Moines, Iowa. During the event, Sanders spoke about his “Green New Deal” plan, which plays off a resolution by Ocasio-Cortez. “Building on the Green New Deal, we have brought forth a rather detailed proposal, and I have been criticized by some who say it is expensive,” Sanders told the crowd Saturday. “Well, they’re right, it is. It’s...
  • Country Crock "Plant Butter" What a "Crock"

    11/08/2019 5:16:32 PM PST · by traderrob6 · 40 replies
    Opinipundit ^ | 11/8/19 | traderrob
    If you ever had any doubt that the average American consumer is amazingly gullible, clueless and can be sold absolutely anything it's brazenly obvious in the new ad campaign being thrust upon us by Land O Lakes. It's being marketed as new and exciting "Plant Butter". It looks like butter, spreads like butter, tastes like butter except it's non-dairy, IT"S MADE FROM PLANTS, WOW!!!
  • Catholics call Trump's move from Paris climate deal 'unconscionable'

    11/05/2019 1:47:07 PM PST · by robowombat · 70 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Nov 5, 2019 | Brian Roewe
    Catholics call Trump's move from Paris climate deal 'unconscionable' Nov 5, 2019 by Brian Roewe Catholic organizations were quick to condemn the Trump administration as it formally began the process to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change, calling the move "unconscionable" and one that poses "far reaching and disastrous consequences for life on our planet as we know it." The step, announced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Nov. 4, was widely expected. Under the agreement's provisions, Nov. 4 was the first day that any nation could officially begin the exit process. Acting on a...
  • NYC exporting homeless to other cities, left to pick up the tab

    11/04/2019 5:05:09 PM PST · by bgill · 18 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Kristine Frazao
    Across the country, it's becoming a familiar scene: Sidewalks lined with tents, underpasses brimming with people with nowhere else to go and officials desperate to find ways to help those in need and simultaneously clean up their communities. In New York City, leaders have decided to send the problem away, with a program called SOTA, the special one time assistance program., which uses taxpayer money to give homeless individuals and families a year's worth of rent to get out of town... "Once that runs out they leave the cities the responsibilities of taking care of these people if they're homeless,...
  • Pencil Neck’s Next Phase of Nothing: Obstruction

    11/04/2019 2:22:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/04/19 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: Pencil Neck is right now gonna little press conference, complaining about all the White House people that didn’t show up to testify/give depositions, and so now he’s talking about obstruction. Obstruction! I thought they had the goods with the whistleblower. What is this obstruction? Let me just… Folks, any time Pencil Neck and the Democrats start talking about obstruction, what it means is the original charge is baseless. Remember Trump-Russia collusion? Zilch, zero, nada. What did they go to? Obstruction. Here comes Pencil Neck today complaining about people that didn’t come talk to him, the quid pro quo. Any...
  • Celebrities back call for climate action in Extinction Rebellion video (only 11.23 years left)

    11/04/2019 1:47:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Ellie Goulding, actor Imelda Staunton and model Daisy Lowe were among celebrities demanding that the governments act on climate change in a video campaign launched by Extinction Rebellion on Sunday ahead of Britain's Dec. 12 general election. Extinction Rebellion launched in London a year ago, inspiring waves of colorful, disruptive actions around the world to call for rapid cuts in carbon emissions and the repair of collapsing ecosystems. Thousands of people have been arrested during protests. The group's emphasis on the role that culture can play in shaping attitudes toward the twin climate and ecological crises...