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  • Fisheries output to plunge unless global warming reeled in

    03/08/2018 11:23:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 8, 2018 | by Alister Doyle
    OSLO - Global fisheries output will slump by 20 percent by 2300 and by 60 percent in the worst-hit North Atlantic region if governments fail to slow long-term global warming, a U.S. team of scientists said on Thursday. Unchecked long-term warming would thaw sea ice around Antarctica and disrupt ocean currents, winds and the growth of tiny plankton, the report found. Worldwide, ever more nutrients would sink to the ocean depths, away from fish near the surface. “Marine ecosystems worldwide will be increasingly starved for nutrients,” lead author J. Keith Moore of the University of California, Irvine, told Reuters of...
  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services Announces ‘America First’ Policy

    03/08/2018 11:22:14 AM PST · by LibertyFound · 7 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | March 8, 2018 | Dylan Scott
    USCIS Director Announces They Will Put America First In Mission Statement The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services department announced that they will move towards an ‘America First’ approach to their responsibilities. They now promise to prioritize the the interests of American citizens in their decision-making as well as consider national security and safety as their primary concern moving forward. Why this wasn’t the case before is beyond me. Here’s the full statement by current USCIS Director Lee Francis Cissna: “In my short time as director of USCIS, I continue to be impressed by the commitment and dedication that employees...
  • The Ninth Circuit Just Allowed Children To Sue Trump Over Global Warming

    03/08/2018 11:05:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/07/18 | Michael Bastah
    A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in favor of 21 children and young adults suing the U.S. government for not doing enough to protect their constitutional right to a stable climate. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judges refused to grant mandamus relief and block the U.S. District Court in Oregon from hearing the suit, which was originally filed by the environmental group Our Children’s Trust in 2015. A federal judge in Oregon ruled in 2016 the 21 youngsters had standing to sue. President Donald Trump’s administration and oil and gas groups appealed the decision in June 2017. They asked...
  • I Fell in Love With the Cannabis Candidate. Then I Got Burned.

    03/08/2018 11:03:22 AM PST · by PBRCat · 20 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | March 8, 2018 | Hunter Stuart
    In media interviews and on his social media pages, Wolf said he was a "former FBI agent" and "Iraq Veteran" who had also worked overseas as a "presidential envoy" with the U.S. State Department. He also claimed to be a "Professor of Human Rights" at Roosevelt University. I'm a cannabis supporter, and it was great seeing a former law enforcement guy embrace it so openly. I especially liked that Wolf spoke of the need not just to legalize it but to destigmatize it. I felt like he was someone that could represent my interests in the nation's capital as soon...
  • Man Arrested Over Giving Teacher Sign Saying ‘Gun’

    03/08/2018 10:26:39 AM PST · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 03/08/18 | Tom Knighton
    In the wake of Parkland, people are thinking of how vulnerable our schools may be. Right now, the debate is raging over how best to protect our children. Are school resource officers enough–that is, assuming they actually enter the building, of course–or should we allow teachers to be armed? It’s clear that something needs to be done. For one man in Wisconsin, doing something may well have included showing just how vulnerable one elementary school currently is. A Madison man has been arrested and banned from Shorewood Hills Elementary School after he handed a piece of cardboard with “gun” written...
  • Congressional candidate cuts AR-15, possibly makes illegal SBR

    03/08/2018 10:20:57 AM PST · by Simon Green · 40 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 03/08/18 | Chris Eger
    A Virginia Democrat vying for a seat in Congress wanted to take a public stand against guns, and got a lot of attention, though she may have inadvertently broken the law. Karen Mallard, one of a crowded field of challengers competing for Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District — a seat currently held by a Republican — posted a video to social media Wednesday in which she takes a grinder to her husband’s AR-15 rifle and slices away the front part of the handguard and barrel. Mallard prefaced the act by saying she did not want the gun in her house and,...
  • Tampa Bay Times: Time for Confiscation!

    03/08/2018 10:12:26 AM PST · by Simon Green · 40 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 03/08/18 | Robert Farago
    An unanswered question in the Florida gun debate: What to do with existing guns? That’s the scary ass headline hovering over a tampabaytimes.com article written in the aftermath of Florida’s new gun control legislation. The implication is clear: Dems don’t think it’s enough to ban “assault weapons” (which the new bill does not do). Something must be done to disarm MSR-armed civilians. No really . . . When the Senate debated SB 7026— the gun legislation that just landed on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk — Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando sponsored an amendments that would have banned the “sale or transfer”...
  • Democrats must be made to pay a price for coziness with Farrakhan

    03/08/2018 8:37:04 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/8/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The narrative that the left has created about President Trump being a racist and the GOP as the home of David Duke can be flipped on its head and used to great electoral advantage, if only Republicans will take full advantage of the opportunity presented by revelations concerning deep ties of key Democrat officials with Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan's open and proud hatred of Jews was once again on display two weeks ago, when he delivered his "Saviours' Day" address, condemning "Satanic Jews" (again). "Jews were responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out, turning...
  • Poll of 10 Trump states has some bad news for Senate Democrats

    03/08/2018 8:20:09 AM PST · by Republic Rocker · 45 replies
    The Week ^ | 3/8/2018 | The Week Editorial
    President Trump's national approval rating is still historically low — 39.8 percent in the RealClearPolitics average and 40.2 percent at FiveThirtyEight — but "as state-by-state polling of Trump's approval rating shows, the national mood really isn't so national," Nathaniel Rakich notes at FiveThirtyEight. "Voters in different corners of the country differ in how deep their anger runs — and at whom it's directed. ... To take control of the Senate, it doesn't much matter how Democrats perform elsewhere if they can't win both Nevada and Arizona and defend red-state Democrats in places like Missouri and Indiana." According to a new...
  • A World of Advice for Obama on Foreign Policy (from NOV. 13, 2008)

    03/08/2018 8:14:26 AM PST · by UCANSEE2 · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 13, 2008 | HELENE COOPER
    There is a world of advice out there for President-elect Barack Obama. Within minutes of his election, the calls from foreign governments began, Obama aides said, and they have not stopped. While the first telephone exchanges between Mr. Obama and foreign leaders were limited to pledges of future cooperation and invitations to visit, those leaders and their aides have also been contacting Mr. Obama’s advisers and their surrogates with suggestions on how an Obama administration should conduct, and change, American foreign policy.
  • Senator Jeff Sessions Confirms Prior Appointment of “DOJ Prosecutor” to Parallel IG Horowitz, NOT

    03/08/2018 8:13:47 AM PST · by bitt · 171 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 3/8/2018 | SUNDANCE
    There has been a great deal of consternation, directed toward AG Jeff Sessions surrounding the ongoing FISA abuse scandal and the larger issues of unlawful DOJ and FBI conduct in their political investigation of candidate Donald Trump. It is a matter of great division amid people who follow the details. That said, AG Jeff Sessions revealed tonight in an interview with Shannon Bream, that he previously appointed a DOJ official to investigate the issues delivered by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (House Judiciary), prior to receiving the request for a Special Counsel from Chairman Goodlatte and Trey Gowdy. WATCH:
  • Jeremy Corbyn was member of private Facebook group which posted anti-Semitic conspiracies

    03/08/2018 7:58:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | March 8, 2018 | Harry Yorke
    Jeremy Corbyn was a member of a private Facebook group in which members published dozens of anti-Semitic messages and holocaust denial theories, it emerged yesterday. Labour last night confirmed it was investigating up to half a dozen party members for their involvement in the group, with Corbyn allies Clive Lewis and Chris Williamson identified as members of the group.
  • Jeanne Ives' GOP Insurgency: Challenging an Unpopular Governor from the Right

    03/08/2018 7:43:15 AM PST · by PBRCat · 19 replies
    Illinois Times ^ | March 8, 2018 | Scott Reeder
    “Don’t you think this will be the year of the insurgent?“ Jeanne Ives said as she strolled across the lawn of the Illinois Statehouse. The state representative from Wheaton is challenging Gov. Bruce Rauner in the March 20 Republican gubernatorial primary. Rauner, who is self-funding his campaign, has more than $55 million in his war chest. Ives has raised about $3 million. Ives sees herself as leading a conservative insurrection against the governor. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that she uses military terms to describe this political fight. Ives was an Army officer and is a 1987 graduate of...
  • Feinstein: It’s ‘Too Early’ to Tell Whether Kamala Harris Would Make a Good President

    03/08/2018 7:14:07 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 72 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 8, 2018 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) said in a recent piece profiling her Democratic colleague Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) that it is "too early" to tell whether the potential 2020 candidate would make a good president. Feinstein's remarks came in a Politico piece published Thursday and titled, "Kamala Harris keeps 'em guessing." The piece reflects on Harris' first year in the Senate and how she has become a rising star in the Democratic party, describing the senator as a "serious-minded lawmaker" and as someone who "bones up on policy and can engage on substance." While the junior senator from California has...
  • Ellison Says His Democratic Colleagues Never Asked Him About Farrakhan Connection: ‘No One Cares’

    03/08/2018 6:24:42 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 7, 2018 | David Rutz
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) said that none of his colleagues ever asked him about his connections with controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as he campaigned to take over as the lead sponsor of a single-payer health care bill, ripping the media for focusing on "this Farrakhan thing." Ellison, who serves as deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, has faced increased scrutiny lately over his prior membership in the Nation of Islam and his reported meetings in recent years with Farrkhan, an outspoken bigot who espouses conspiracy theories about Jews and whites. On Wednesday, Ellison received unanimous...
  • Vox Casts Beto O'Rourke as a Tuesday Texas Loser

    03/08/2018 6:22:04 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 7, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Although much of the mainstream media such as The New York Times and CNN has recently gone ga-ga over the candidacy of Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D) who currently is running for the U.S. Senate from that state, Vox wasn't quite so kind in analyzing how he did in Tuesday's Democrat primary. In fact they called him a "Loser (sort of)" since he underperformed despite running against nonentities in his primary. Vox's loser label for O'Rourke came in their politics reporter's, Andrew Prokop's, assessment of the Texas primary election:
  • George Soros Notches Another District Attorney Primary Victory

    03/08/2018 6:00:35 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 23 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 7, 2018 | Joe Schoffstall
    Soros poured nearly $1 million into Bexar County race Yet another candidate for district attorney primarily financed by liberal billionaire George Soros has won a primary election—this time in Texas. The Daily Caller notes that Joe Gonzales defeated incumbent Nico Lahood in Tuesday's Democratic primary for district attorney in Bexar County, Texas. Bexar County, which includes the city of San Antonio, is one of the most populous counties in the United States. Soros infused nearly $1 million into the race through the Texas Justice & Public Safety PAC, a super PAC established for the sole purpose of backing Gonzales. Gonzales...
  • Women’s March Leaders Struggle to Address Anti-Semitism Controversy

    03/08/2018 5:50:46 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 7, 2018 | Paul Crookston
    The leaders of the Women’s March are struggling to deal with the group’s ties to notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, and they are concerned about the effects on their "intersectional" movement. The leaders of the Women’s March have said the Farrakhan controversy is part of a "learning process" that has to do with understanding people’s "different experiences," BuzzFeed reported. Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, said in a speech that Jews are "the mother and father of apartheid," and declared that "when you want something in this world, the Jew holds the door." Women’s March co-chair Tamika Mallory attended...
  • Questions for Chelsea since she advocated putting a corrupt serial abuser of women ...

    03/08/2018 5:45:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 7, 2018 | Jack Hellner
    Complete Headline: Questions for Chelsea since she advocated putting a corrupt serial abuser of women back in the White House Since Chelsea thinks it is appropriate to ask a daughter very personal questions, and since Chelsea is an adult and was very involved in trying to put her parents back in the White House in 2016, here are some questions for her: Do you think your mom was smart enough to know that she should have used government computers and should not have intentionally destroyed documents? Do you believe that your mom should have paid $10 million to produce a...
  • (Idiot) Governor Of Connecticut Says 'NRA Has Become A Terrorist Organization'

    03/08/2018 5:29:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 7, 2018 | Henry Rodgers
    Connecticut’s governor called the National Rifle Association (NRA) a terrorist organization in an interview Tuesday. Gov. Dannel Malloy, a Democrat, also said his state would "boycott" the NRA and said the organization has been acting like a "terrorist organization," in an interview with Fox61. He also believes the NRA has changed throughout the past 20 years. "They act, quite frankly, in some cases as a terrorist organization," Malloy said. "You want to make safer guns? We will boycott your company. That's who they are. That's what they do."