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Green New Deal: Mademoiselle Methane, Killer of Cow Farts

Green New Deal: Mademoiselle Methane, Killer of Cow FartsEver since global warming guru former U.S. vice president Al Gore blamed the flatulence of farm animals for global warming/climate change,  he and radical environmentalists have been looking for a flatulence detector.

After long decades of searching, they found one in ‘Green New Deal’ leader New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Mademoiselle of Methane, a kind of self-appointed ‘Killer of Cow Farts’.

Many folk are now aware that most of the ideas in the ‘Green New Deal’ did not originate with AOC,  because in reality much of the draft text of Green New Deal is merely a revised version of “Leap Manifesto,” a socialist green-energy plan pushed by far-left environmentalists in Canada. (Fox News, Jan 19, 2019)

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Brentwood Tent City vs Brentwood Homeless Veterans

Brentwood Tent City vs Brentwood Homeless VeteransFellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans

This past Sunday exposed the extreme dichotomy of Veteran homelessness outside the VA in Brentwood and a community-gathering within Brentwood itself.

Directly outside the VA border fence on the sidewalk of San Vicente Boulevard leading into the community of Brentwood are numerous U.S. Military Veterans living homeless and hungry.

By Robert L. Rosebrock - Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Furies in Congress

The Furies in CongressIn ancient Greek mythology the Furies are the three goddesses of Vengeance, Jealousy, and Anger. They are the daughters of Mother Earth Gaia and her son Father Sky Uranus. The Furies are infamous for taking vengeance on men and punishing all crimes including breaking the rules of society by striking the offenders with madness.

The Furies in ancient mythology dispensed vigilante justice and were the “guardians of the law when the state had not yet intervened or did not exist, or when the crime was a crime of ethics and not actual law.” Here is the problem - we don’t live in ancient Greece and we are not characters in a mythological story. We live in the United States of America, the greatest experiment in liberty and individual freedom the world has ever known.

By Linda Goudsmit - Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Trump thanks MSNBC after report Senate panel found no evidence of Russia conspiracy

President Trump is expressing gratitude to MSNBC for a new report that may shed light on the findings from the Senate Intelligence Committee.

NBC News reported Tuesday morning that according to both unnamed Republicans and Democrats, the Senate Intelligence Committee has concluded that there is no direct evidence of conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election after conducting 200 interviews over the course of two years.—MORE…



 

By News on the Net - Wednesday, February 13, 2019


Ocasio-Cortez retracts erroneous information about Green New Deal backed by 2020 Dem candidates

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is pushing for a debate on the substance of her Green New Deal resolution after her staff distributed an erroneous fact sheet regarding the proposal, leading to confusion over a plan supported by many of the Democratic Party’s leading candidates for president.

Ocasio-Cortez’s staff posted online and sent to reporters a list of “frequently asked questions” about the Green New Deal. Those pages included language and policies not included in the resolution itself such as providing economic security to those “unwilling to work” and ruling out nuclear power as part of the solution to the climate crisis.—More…

By News on the Net -- Washington Post- Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Senate has uncovered no direct evidence of conspiracy between Trump campaign and Russia

WASHINGTON — After two years and 200 interviews, the Senate Intelligence Committee is approaching the end of its investigation into the 2016 election, having uncovered no direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to both Democrats and Republicans on the committee.

But investigators disagree along party lines when it comes to the implications of a pattern of contacts they have documented between Trump associates and Russians — contacts that occurred before, during and after Russian intelligence operatives were seeking to help Donald Trump by leaking hacked Democratic emails and attacking his opponent, Hillary Clinton, on social media.—More…

By News on the Net -- NBC News- Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Former Trump lawyer slams Mueller probe, maintains president will be cleared: ‘Knock it off and get

The veteran criminal defense attorney who headed President Donald Trump’s legal team during a crucial stretch of the special counsel investigation believes the entire affair will end in silence from special counsel Robert Mueller, and called the massive two-year probe into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign “a terrible waste of time.”

“I don’t think there’ll be a report,” John Dowd told ABC News in a wide-ranging interview for the premiere episode of “The Investigation,” a new podcast focused on the probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller. “I will be shocked if anything regarding the president is made public, other than ‘We’re done.’”—More…

By News on the Net -- ABC News- Tuesday, February 12, 2019

9TH CIRCUIT SIDES WITH TRUMP ON ENVIRONMENTAL WAIVERS FOR BORDER WALL

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the Trump administration Monday in a case challenging its use of waivers to bypass environmental regulations in constructing parts of the border wall.

The state of California and several environmental groups sued President Donald Trump and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in September 2017 to stop construction of a border wall prototype and ongoing repairs to 14 miles of an existing barrier in San Diego. (RELATED: DHS Sued For Not Assessing The Environmental Cost Of Mass Immigration)—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Caller- Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Beer Store Is Flat Out Wrong on Consumer Choice

Toronto, ON —On February 1st, Ontario’s public consultation on alcohol policy officially closed. The Ford Government sought out feedback on how Ontario could modernize its alcohol market. Unfortunately, some entities, like The Beer Store, have actively pushed back against increased consumer access. The Beer Store’s President Ted Moroz recently argued that if the province allows for beer sales in corner stores that “the price of beer in Ontario is likely to go up and 7,000 jobs are going to be put at risk across Ontario.”

By News on the Net - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Bill Gates slams Ocasio-Cortez, says her tax policy is ‘missing the picture’

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who has a net worth approaching $100 billion, has slammed tax policies like the one put forth by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying they miss the larger picture and could create tax dodging.

Speaking on a podcast at tech website The Verge, Gates noted that while tax rates can be “more progressive,” going to extremes such as the one put forth by Ocasio-Cortez, which would tax income above $10 million at a 70 percent rate, misses the broader scope.—More…

By Fox News - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

FBI scrambled to respond to Hillary Clinton lawyer amid Weiner laptop review, newly released emails

Newly released internal FBI emails showed the agency’s highest-ranking officials scrambling to answer to Hillary Clinton’s lawyer in the days prior to the 2016 presidential election, on the same day then-FBI Director James Comey sent a bombshell letter to Congress announcing a new review of hundreds of thousands of potentially classified emails found on former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s laptop.

The trove of documents turned over by the FBI, in response to a lawsuit by the transparency group Judicial Watch, also included discussions by former FBI lawyer Lisa Page concerning a potential quid pro quo between the State Department and the FBI—in which the FBI would agree to downgrade the classification level of a Clinton email in exchange for more legal attache positions that would benefit the agency abroad. There was no indication such a quid pro quo ever took place.—More…



By Fox News - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Venezuela: An Aberration or an Abomination?

Venezuela: An Aberration or an Abomination?Last Tuesday, President Trump finally was able to deliver the official State of the Union address to the American people, and in his speech, he referred to Venezuela.  He declared that “We stand with the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom, and that the “United States officially recognized the legitimate government of Venezuela, and its new interim President, Juan Guaido.” Looking at the faces of many of the elected representatives and senators that were shown on television during the voicing of this support, it could be detected that there were several elected officials who were disappointed in U.S. support of Venezuela and Guaido. Yet, many appeared ready to throw a fit when Trump stated emphatically “Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.”

By Dennis Jamison - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Utilities Call for Americans to Conserve Energy as Frigid Weather Exhausts Supplies

Utilities Call for Americans to Conserve Energy as Frigid Weather Exhausts Supplies
Last month, the polar vortex brought below-zero temperatures to the Midwest and Great Plains. Over 220 million Americans experienced below-freezing temperatures across the lower-48 states, and about 26 million people were living with temperatures at or below -20 degrees. Despite the large amount of wind power in the Midwest, coal and natural gas provided about 80 percent of the electricity needed to keep the power and heat on, according to the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, which manages that grid. However, utility companies in parts of the Upper Midwest had to ask customers to turn down their thermostats to ensure that there was enough natural gas to meet demand. During the extreme cold, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator declared a “maximum generation event,” calling on idle power plants from Minnesota to Louisiana to meet demand.

By Institute for Energy Research - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Liberals’ poorly designed ‘free tuition’ program like a bad tattoo

Government entitlement programs are a bit like tattoos: if they turn out badly, it’s hard to get rid of them. That’s what happened with Ontario’s short-lived and failed experiment with so-called free tuition (or, more accurately, taxpayer funded tuition).

Once an entitlement is granted, recipients view it as a right and it becomes someone else’s obligation to pay for it. Rolling that entitlement back is a huge challenge, even if it has proved ineffective and unsustainable.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Tuesday, February 12, 2019