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Human composting coming to a state near you!

Washington state lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that would allow residents to take part in “natural organic reduction” of human remains, citing in part research that said careful composted human remains could be safe for use in a household garden, reports said.

The Seattle Times reported that Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s office on Friday said he did not review the final legislation. Inslee– who is running for president— has been active on Twitter since the state Senate and House of Representative passed bill 5001, but did not mention the bill in any posts. The bill reportedly passed easily and had bipartisan support.

The report pointed out that the measure has been several years in the making. There was a trial that involved six backers who agreed to organic reduction. The results were positive and “the soil smelled like soil and nothing else,” the report said.

Troy Hottle, a fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, told the paper that the method is as “close to the natural process of decomposition [as] you’d assume a body would undergo before we had an industrialized society.”

An NBC News report last year said the procedure could cost $5,500.

“People from all over the state who wrote to me are very excited about the prospect of becoming a tree or having a different alternative for themselves,” Democratic state Sen. Jamie Pedersen told NBC.

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Obama Administration – Darker than we knew!

There was so much hope in January 2009 when Barack Obama took office. Here was the first black president of the United States, promising to be a leader for all Americans, to halt the rise of the oceans and to be the most transparent administration ever. Even black Americans were saying the Civil War was finally over.

Unfortunately for America, it didn’t turn out that way. As more and more evidence is revealed daily on the evening news, it is now very clear the Obama administration was the most corrupt presidency in the history of the republic.

As Mr. Obama’s favorite, President Abraham Lincoln, warned us, the most dangerous threats can come from domestic enemies.

First of all, that bit about being a leader for all Americans, color-blind if you will, was a tall tale. Mr. Obama never missed an opportunity to sow racial divide. During his term in the Oval Office, racial relations literally went off the cliff. Mr. Obama and first lady Michelle promoted the false narrative that white America was literally guilty of hunting down blacks with glee. They whipped up resentment in minority communities against the police, even though a Harvard study found that blacks are no more likely to be killed by police than whites.

But the racial divisions, as painful and heartbreaking as they are, were not the worst of it.

Read the rest at: Obama Strikes Again

 

Rosenstein in trouble?

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will soon leave the Justice Department that he joined as a newly minted lawyer nearly 30 years ago. He is, by all accounts, a skillful attorney who spearheaded a number of successful public corruption prosecutions and won widespread respect from members of both parties en route. But as is often the case, he will be remembered best for the worst moments of his career: his letter providing a cover story for the firing of FBI Director James Comey; his baffling failure to recuse himself from the special counsel’s probe into possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump; and his wingman role in Attorney General William Barr’s bid to make Trump’s obstruction issues melt away.

Before he became the Justice Department’s second-in-command under Trump, Rosenstein’s long tenure at the department looked like a public service success story. He joined the Justice Department at age 25, fresh from a D.C. Circuit clerkship and just one year out of Harvard Law School. President George W. Bush named him U.S. attorney for Maryland in 2005, and President Barack Obama asked him to remain at that post, making Rosenstein the only Bush-appointed U.S. attorney whom Obama retained. Though a registered Republican, he won the admiration of Maryland’s U.S. senators, Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, both of whom are Democrats. When Trump nominated him as deputy attorney general, Cardin said that Rosenstein “has demonstrated throughout his long career the highest standards of professionalism.” Van Hollen praised him as a “top-notch lawyer” with a “record and reputation of serving justice.” At a time when virtually everyone in American political life was associated either with Team Red or Team Blue, Rosenstein appeared to be one of the few figures with bipartisan bona fides.

Read the rest at: Tragedy of Rod

Unemployment hits 50 year low!

If the mainstream media were truly honest, this story would without question be front page news.

Unfortunately, the MSM isn’t on the level and hasn’t been for a long while. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, they serve as the communications arm of the Democrat party.

Period. 

And yet, President Trump continues to get things done for the American people thanks to his conservative policies that benefit all.

For example…

From Axios:

U.S. employment numbers continue to get better. Data released yesterday showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest in almost 50 years last week.

Why it matters: More important than the single print was the direction of the trend. The 4-week moving average of initial claims fell to 201,250 last week, the lowest reading since November 1969.

See the rest at: Unemployment

 

People DONT agree with Mueller report – BUT dont know why!

A sizable number of voters don’t agree with the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, although many of them are not exactly sure why. Most voters think politics is the reason for the criticism.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that a plurality (47%) of Likely U.S. Voters agrees with Mueller’s conclusion that there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign and no prosecutable obstruction of justice by President Trump. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree, while 15% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 18 and 21, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.

Read and see the rest at: Reports

Wrong predictions about Earth Day!

Tomorrow (Monday, April 22) is Earth Day 2019 and time for my annual Earth Day post on spectacularly wrong predictions around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970…..

In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “Earth Day, Then and Now: The planet’s future has never looked better. Here’s why” to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. In that article, Bailey noted that around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, and in the years following, there was a “torrent of apocalyptic predictions” and many of those predictions were featured in his Reason article. Well, it’s now the 49th anniversary of Earth Day, and a good time to ask the question again that Bailey asked 19 years ago: How accurate were the predictions made around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970? The answer: “The prophets of doom were not simply wrong, but spectacularly wrong,” according to Bailey. Here are 18 examples of the spectacularly wrong predictions made around 1970 when the “green holy day” (aka Earth Day) started:

1. Harvard biologist George Wald estimated that “civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”

2. “We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation,” wrote Washington University biologist Barry Commoner in the Earth Day issue of the scholarly journal Environment.

3. The day after the first Earth Day, the New York Times editorial page warned, “Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.”

Read the rest at: More Earth Day Failures

50 Years of climate change prediction failures!

This Earth Day, it almost feels like we should be carving some turkey. Why? Because we have a lot to be thankful for since the first Earth Day event occurred 49 years ago.

We should be thankful that the gloom-and-doom predictions made throughout the past several decades haven’t come true. Fear-mongering about explosive population growth, food crises and the imminent depletion of natural resources have been a staple of Earth Day events since 1970. And the common thread among them is that they’ve stirred up a lot more emotions than facts.

“By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate … that there won’t be any more crude oil,” ecologist Kenneth Watt warned around the time of the first Earth Day event. “You’ll drive up to the pump and say, ‘Fill ’er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, ‘I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’” Watt also warned of global cooling and nitrogen buildup rendering all of the planet’s land unusable.

The issue, however, is that present trends do not continue. They change dramatically for a number of reasons. Innovation happens. Consumer behavior changes. Importantly, price signals play a huge role in communicating information to energy producers as well as consumers. Higher prices at the pump encourage companies to extract and supply more oil. Expensive gas prices, meanwhile, motivate entrepreneurs to invest in alternatives to oil, whether that’s batteries, natural-gas vehicles or biofuels. Drivers will examine their consumption options as well, whether carpooling, finding alternative modes of transportation or, over time, purchasing a more fuel-efficient vehicle.

Here we are, 19 years past Watt’s arbitrary deadline, and drivers are pulling up to the pump saying, “Fill ’er up, buddy” (figuratively speaking, as Watts also didn’t foresee self-service stations) without any cause for concern. Thanks to human ingenuity and the entrepreneurial drive of energy producers, the United States is now the world’s largest oil producer, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration — and continually breaking records.

While global energy poverty and food insecurity remain a pressing challenge, the problems are getting much better, not worse. World Bank and United Nations data show extreme poverty and global hunger has noticeably droppedsince 1970. And according to the International Energy Agency, the number of people without access to electricity fell to below 1 billion people for the first time.

Clearly, there’s work to be done. But signs are pointing in the right direction.

In the United States, the common perception is that the country’s environmental state is deteriorating. On the contrary, through investment in new technologies, and through legislation, environmental trends have improved significantly in the United States. Pollutants known to cause harm to public health and the environment are declining. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest air quality trends report, the combined emissions of the six common air pollutants have decreased 73 percent between 1970 and 2017.

Read the rest at: 50 years of failure

Dixie schools renamed because of racism?

The Dixie School District board voted Tuesday night to change the name of the 150-year-old district after critics linked it to the Confederacy and slavery.

Trustees voted 3-1, with one abstention, to change both the name of the San Francisco Bay Area district and the name of its elementary school by Aug. 22, when classes resume.

However, the board didn’t choose a new name. A committee made up of parents, other community members and district staff will be set up to solicit and evaluate suggestions from the public.

The board rejected some 15 names in February when it voted against a name-change on grounds that more community input was needed.

The cost of the name change, such as replacing signs, was estimated at nearly $40,000, but the Marin Community Foundation pledged to cover it.

Dixie is a nickname for the southern U.S. states that formed the pro-slavery Confederacy in 1860, sparking the Civil War. The legacy of the Confederacy prompts political, legal and cultural conflicts to this day.

Those who support changing the name say the district was named Dixie by James Miller, the school founder, on a dare by Confederate sympathizers. Those who oppose the change say the school system was named for Mary Dixie, a Miwok Indian woman that Miller knew in the 1840s.

Read the rest at: Dixie

LA now has a bigotry ban!

The City Council Wednesday approved a civil and human rights ordinance prohibiting discrimination and other forms of bigotry in Los Angeles.

The ordinance was approved on a 12-0 vote, along with a second measure to create a commission to investigate violations of residents’ civil rights, with the power to levy fines of up to $125,000 per standard violation and cumulative penalties of up to $250,000 per violation as a result of violent or harassing acts.

The commission would have 15 members, with one member appointed by each of the 15 City Council members and approved by the full council.

Peter Schey, a civil rights attorney and the city’s legal adviser on immigration issues, urged passage of the ordinances, which need to be signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to become official.

“I think it’s going to be a model human rights and civil rights provision that other cities may later adopt, and I think it will provide protection to a large number of people, particularly vulnerable, low-income people who presently for one reason or another fear the federal government’s unfamiliarity with the state’s procedures on having the discrimination that they’ve experienced addressed,” Schey told the council’s Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights and Equity Committee in February.

Read the rest at: LA Bigotry

More Parents pushing against Sex Ed in California!

Stephanie Yates got choked up staring out at the cheering crowd of over 500 sign-holding moms and dads who traveled from all over the state to stand with her on the steps of the state capitol. Regaining her composure, Stephanie got real with the crowd and admitted she used to be so shy and fearful she could hardly introduce herself.

Explaining her transformation last Thursday, Stephanie gave credit to her creator. “God will give you the courage for what you need to do to protect your children,” she said. And after seeing the graphic, immoral sex and gender identity lessons the public schools were teaching children, she decided, “I don’t care if they think I’m crazy. I don’t care if they get mad, and I lose friends and I lose family over this, because it is about our kids.”

And so Stephanie started to take action “one step at a time.” A little less than a year ago she created a Facebook group at her husband’s suggestion. As more and more parents joined, and as sex education lessons and school board meeting videos were posted for parents to see, the Facebook group started growing, eventually doubling, then tripling in size. Now after holding two rallies at the state capitol and a sex education sit-out with over 40 participating school districts, the Informed Parents of California Facebook group has grown to almost 15,000 members.

Despite all their efforts, California’s education bureaucracy and its elected leaders are, in large part, still ignoring them. Informed Parents of California co-founder Aileen Blachowski admitted this at the rally, but that doesn’t mean they intend to quiet down.

“Department of Education, hear this loud and clear,” Aileen declared to the crowd. “The parents of California will not submit their children to indoctrination. … If you will not listen to us. … We will pull our kids from your schools.”

Over the next few months Informed Parents of California plan to implement “Operation Suspend Re-Enrollment.” Parents will be encouraged to send letters telling school district officials not to expect their children for next school year if they will not listen and act on parent curriculum concerns.

One group of political leaders who have shown their support to these parents is the California Senate Republicans. The Senate Republican communication team video taped the entire rally, interviewed speakers afterwards, and put together promotional videos of the two senators who spoke at the rally, Senate Republican Caucus Chair Brian Jones (District 38 – Santee), and Mike Morrell (District 23 – Rancho Cucamonga).

Read the rest at: Parents against FORCED Sex ED

Some Pastors dont want to offend!

New polling has revealed half of American pastors are too concerned they might offend someone to speak out on hot-button social and moral issues, but could that problem have a simple fix?

According to research from the Barna Group, the same issues pastors feel most pressured to preach about are also the ones they feel most uncomfortable addressing.

It should come as no surprise the issues at the top of the heap are homosexuality and abortion.

“The pressure for leaders, and especially faith leaders, to satisfy everyone on all sides and to avoid offense is very real today, especially in the digital era,” said Roxanne Stone, editor-in-chief of Barna. “The public nature of social media only increases the stakes.”

The majority of the push and pull pastors feel is coming from inside the congregations they lead.

“The pressure for leaders, and especially faith leaders, to satisfy everyone on all sides and to avoid offense is very real today, especially in the digital era,” said Roxanne Stone, editor-in-chief of Barna. “The public nature of social media only increases the stakes.”

The majority of the push and pull pastors feel is coming from inside the congregations they lead.

Read the rest at: CBN news

 

Pence backlash as commencement speaker at Christian University!

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pauses while speaking at the Department of Commerce headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, July 16, 2018. Pence spoke after receiving a briefing and visiting employees with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the headquarters. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A Christian college in Indiana invited Vice President Mike Pence to speak at its commencement ceremony in May, but members of the university community were not happy with the selection. The university has since stood by its decision to invite the vice president despite some public opposition.

Taylor University, a small Christian college located in Pence’s home state of Indiana, announced his role as the commencement speaker Thursday in a press release, as well as subsequent posts on the school’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. University president Dr. Paul Lowell Haines said that his school “ is pleased and honored to welcome to our campus and its 2019 Commencement exercises, Vice President Mike Pence.”

In addition to heralding the vice president’s public service career, Haines said, “Mr. Pence has been a good friend to the University over many years, and is a Christian brother whose life and values have exemplified what we strive to instill in our graduates,” according to the release.

The announcement was met with distaste from a number of members of the university community, many of whom shared their thoughts about the announcement on the school’s social media pages. One alumnus, Washington, D.C. resident Alex Hoekstra, started a Change.org petition calling for people to protest the vice president’s speech because, according to Hoekstra, inviting Pence as the keynote speaker makes “alumni, faculty, staff and current students complicit in the Trump-Pence Administration’s policies which … are not consistent with the Christian ethic of love we hold dear.”

The petition had garnered over 4,000 signatures by the time of publication.

Outside of that petition, members of the university community shared their positive views of the announcement on the school’s social media channels as well.

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Students Vote for Reparations!

Portrait of a happy young businessman throwing out money banknotes isolated over gray background

Georgetown University students voted Thursday in support of establishing a mandatory fee for undergraduate students to pay to descendants of slaves.

According to the Georgetown Election Commission, 66.08 percent of students who voted supported the measure while 33.92 percent of students who voted did not support the measure.

The referendum, known as GU272, requires undergraduate students to fork up to $27.20 per semester, reported WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. Funds collected from the fee will go toward descendants of 272 slaves that Georgetown sold in 1838. The referendum comes as a number of 2020 Democrat presidential candidates now openly support reparations, as the Wall Street Journal  highlighted Thursday.

“The proceeds of the GU272 Reconciliation Contributions will be allocated for charitable purposes directly benefiting the descendants of the GU272 and other persons once enslaved by the Maryland Jesuits—with special consideration given to causes and proposals directly benefiting those descendants still residing in proud and underprivileged communities, such as in Maringouin,” the referendum says.

The referendum notes that descendants of many of the slaves whom Georgetown sold in 1838 to avoid bankruptcy still reside in poorer communities in southern Louisiana. The document also claims that the semester fee will rise in accordance with inflation. Now that the resolution has passed, it will be considered by the school’s Board of Trustees for final approval.

“The students will show what they care about and that they want to act in reparative justice,” Georgetown student Maya Moretta, who helped advocate for the resolution, told WRC-TV. “If you have a large group of the student body who want to provide reconciliation, then I think the Board of Trustees will listen.”

After the revelation of Georgetown’s 1838 slave sale, the school announced that it would grant an advantage in admissions to descendants of these slaves, as well as rename a memorial and two campus buildings.

“Student referendums help to express important student perspectives but do not create university policy and are not binding on the university,” Georgetown University spokesman Matt Hill told WRC-TV. “The university will carefully review the results of the referendum, and regardless of the outcome, will remain committed to engaging with students, Descendants, and the broader Georgetown community and addressing its historical relationship to slavery.”

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No Religion growing as fast as Catholicism!

A new report published by the General Social Survey says that for the first time ever, ‘No Religion’ is now the most popular choice for Americans, tying Catholicism and evangelicalism.

“‘Religious nones’ as they are called by researchers, are a diverse group made up of atheists, agnostics, the spiritual, and those who are no specific organized religion in particular. A rejection of organized religion is the common thread they share,” CNN reports.

“It is the first time we have seen this. The same questions have been asked for 44 years,” political scientist and Baptist pastor Ryan Burge told CNN.

“A person under the age of 40 is four times more likely to say that they have no religious affiliation today than in 1972. However, the jump in those over 40 is six times as likely,” Burge tweeted.

Some atheists surmise that that rise of the internet and social media has replaced organized religion as a means for organizing and connecting with community.

See the charts and info at: No Religion

Condoleezza Rice a War Criminal?

ANN ARBOR MI - MARCH 30: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks at the University of Michigan as the Goff Smith lecturer March 30 2011 in Ann Arbor MI.

A socialist student group at the University of Buffalo is calling out the school administration for hosting “war criminal” Condoleezza Rice as a “distinguished speaker.”

The former U.S. Secretary of State and special assistant to President George W. Bush for national security is scheduled to speak Wednesday as part of a distinguished speaker series hosted by the Graduate Student Association.

“UB YDSA emphatically supports freedom of speech, including the right to protest, and welcomes a variety of viewpoints to campus…,” the Young Democratic Socialists of America statement reads, claiming that “as National Security Advisor in the Bush Administration, [Rice] personally approved the CIA’s use of waterboarding on prisoners. She lied about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and used that as justification to wage a war of aggression that directly caused the violent deaths of nearly 500,000 people.”

The YDSA chapter offered a further explanation:
“While we don’t think an event recognizing Condoleezza Rice as a ‘Distinguished Speaker’ should take place, we recognize that it is unlikely that the University will cancel the event at this point,” the chapter told Campus Reform. “We hope that they refrain from honoring war criminals in the future. We will be protesting outside of the event in an effort to make the audience aware of her crimes.”

A University of Buffalo spokesman also commented to Campus Reform, saying in part that “the university does not take a position on the views expressed by those who visit our campus.”

Read the rest at: Condoleezza 

The man who destroyed the FBI

Wyatt Earp. Elliot Ness. J. Edgar Hoover. Inspector Clouseau. James Comey. The names reflect a continuum, from greatness to farce and mediocrity.

In the annals of U.S. law enforcement, no individual has reached such depths of disgrace as James “Cardinal” Comey. The “Cardinal” was a sobriquet that FBI agents used to denigrate their leader. As Deputy Attorney General, he was called “drama queen.” Known for his pomposity and self-regard, Comey cut a swath of arrogance unmatched in the histories of either of those illustrious organizations. He was the cult of personality. He surrounded himself with sycophants, people dedicated to his promotion and their advancement. The Bureau and the public became the losers.

The Comey Memos, a 15-page suicide note, reveal a deeply tortured and troubled man. They have a hausfrau sentimentality. But they are telling nonetheless.

As we watch in amazement the mendacious and fiction-laced Comey book tour (truly a tour de farce), one is struck by the utter phantasm he has created around and about him. With each successive lie, he sinks to a new low. Ask yourself this question: Can you imagine William Webster or Louie Freeh mounting this psychodrama defense of their tenures as FBI director? To ask the question is to answer it.

The American people are being treated to a dose of reality about Washington, D.C. Comey is a symptom. The disease is a voracious, rapacious government filled at high levels by people of immense ego and viciousness. Whether it is the IRS’s Lois Lerner, Comey, or the political thugs Obama installed at the highest echelons of the U.S. Department of Justice, the CIA, the DNI, and the NSC, they all share a common bond: allegiance to a cause unrelated to the Constitution, a cause borne of disdain for the average American and dedicated to power and its use and abuse against political “enemies.”

There now can be no doubt that there was a brazen plot by senior officials of the Obama Justice Department, FBI, CIA, NSC, and DNI to carry out two objectives: to illegally exonerate Hillary Clinton in the email server investigation; and if she lost the election, to frame Trump and his team for crimes they did not commit.

As a former U.S. Attorney, Independent Counsel, Special Counsel to the House of Representatives, and investigator for more than 40 years, I can say all the known facts of record and the reasonable inferences to be drawn therefrom point to just that.

These individuals concluded, with Comey in the lead, that Donald Trump was not fit to be president. They loathed him and everything he stood for. They loved Hillary and everything she stood for. He had to be stopped. She had to be elected. And if she couldn’t be elected, he had to be immobilized, degraded, and run out of office. That meant that the rules of the constitutional game no longer applied because the end result – removing Trump – had a higher moral value. Indeed, it was a moral necessity. The Comey book tour underscores that maniacal belief.

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Climate Change is VERY active!

In a blow delivered to global warming purveyors, a new study discovered that a massive Greenland glacier that had been shrinking rapidly is expanding again.

NBC News reports that a new study published in Nature Geoscience examined the Jakobshavn glacier, in central west Greenland, the ice sheet’s fastest glacier and largest by volume discharge, and found that as opposed to the situation in 2012, when the glacier was shrinking 1.8 miles every year while thinning roughly 130 feet, over the last two years the process has been reversed.

The abstract for the study notes that the glacier “has been the single largest source of mass loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet over the last 20 years. During that time, it has been retreating, accelerating and thinning.” It links the growth and thickening of the glacier over the last two years to “to concurrent cooling of ocean waters in Disko Bay that spill over into Ilulissat Icefjord,” adding, “Ocean temperatures in the bay’s upper 250 m have cooled to levels not seen since the mid 1980s.”

The scientists note that their information was gleaned from two NASA data sets: the radar altimetry of the Oceans Melting Greenland mission and the laser altimetry of Operation Icebridge. The study states, “Between 2016 and 2017, we observe ice thickening of 20 to 30 m in the vicinity of the front … Repeat Glacier and Ice Surface Topography Interferometer (GLISTIN) measurements in 2018 show that the thickening continued at a similar rate near the front, but has now extended as far as 80km upstream and has spread laterally.”

The study acknowledges, “Over the past several years, ocean temperatures have cooled on the continental shelf in the vicinity of Jakobshavn Isbrae. We find that ocean temperatures in Disko Bay below about 150 m cooled by nearly 2 degrees centigrade between 2014 and 2016.”

Most importantly, the study states, “Jakobshavn Isbrae witnessed three decades-long episodes of rapid thinning since the beginning of the twentieth century. The latest started in 1997 and our observations of recent slowing and thickening could signal the end of that episode by 2017. Such episodic course reversals underline the difficulty of projecting contemporary trends into the future to assess glacier contribution to sea-level rise.”

Study lead author Ala Khazendar, a NASA glaciologist on the Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) project, said that the natural North Atlantic Oscillation vacillates between climbing and dropping; he added that although the water can get cooler, ultimately it will get warmer and the melting will increase.

Read the rest at: Climate Hoax

Are Democrat leaders Crazy?

After almost two weeks of critical media coverage of Joe Biden’s handsy history, poll after poll indicates most Democrats do not care. The latest Quinnipiac poll—of California, no less—has the yet-to-announce Biden easily leading Bernie Sanders and favorite daughter Kamala Harris. This poll also has Harris performing better among white liberals than nonwhite voters.

These findings are mostly news to the progressive elites at the top of Democratic politics and the establishment media. The data suggesting the Democratic Party is an upstairs/downstairs coalition in which a small faction of disproportionately white progressives dominate a more diverse rank-and-file has been piling up in studies by More in Common, Pew, and Gallup. In recent days, some in the media have finally begun to notice.

At The New York Times, resident propellerheads Nate Cohn and Kevin Quealy find that “[t]oday’s Democratic Party is increasingly perceived as dominated by its ‘woke’ left wing. But the views of Democrats on social media often bear little resemblance to those of the wider Democratic electorate.” They add: “The outspoken group of Democratic-leaning voters on social media is outnumbered, roughly 2 to 1, by the more moderate, more diverse and less educated group of Democrats who typically don’t post political content online.”

Cohn and Quealy report that approximately a quarter of Democrats are progressive ideologues; only a tenth might identify as democratic socialists. “The rest of the party is easy to miss,” they write. “Not only is it less active on social media, but it is also under-represented in the well-educated, urban enclaves where journalists roam.”

Similarly, Third Way—a group representing centrist Democrats—has released a poll finding a similar chasm between the woke mob on social media and other Democrats: “On the question of whether Democrats want a candidate who will appeal to a broad range of voters or move left to energize progressives and liberals, voters who do not post on Twitter prefer broad appeal by 57 points, while active Tweeters prefer broad appeal by a much narrower 27 points.”

Read the rest at: CrazyDems

California Voters against Sanctuary Cities SUPPORT Death Penalty!

Lawmakers and presidential candidates got a glimpse on Thursday of what California voters feel about the death penalty, the governor, horse racing, sanctuary cities and other hot topics.

On the death penalty, California voters appear to be divided. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, 41% favor capital punishment for people convicted of murder. On the opposite end of the spectrum, 48% prefer life in prison without the chance of parole.

California voters are also split when it comes to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s moratorium on executing any of the 737 inmates on death row. Based on poll results, 44% side with Newsom’s move while 46% disapprove of it.

“The governor has spoken, but California voters are closely divided on whether to put the lights back on in San Quentin’s death chamber, 13 years after the last execution,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement. “They also are divided on the question of execution vs. life without parole.”

The hotly contested issue of sanctuary cities also divides California voters, with 46% reporting that sanctuary cities should be able to handle immigrants “as they see fit” and 47% saying that sanctuary cities should be forced to adhere to federal immigration standards, according to the poll.

When it comes to approval ratings, 40% of voters approve of the job Newsom is doing in Sacramento while 33% disapprove. Back in February, Newsom held a 39-28% approval rating, according to another Quinnipiac University poll.

Read the rest at: Death Penalty

Why wont millennials to commit ?

It’s well documented that millennials tend to make different lifestyle choices than baby boomers do, from waiting longer to get married and have children to spending their money on health, wellness, and experiences rather than material goods.

But boomers and millennials also want very different types of houses, and it’s creating a major problem in the real-estate market.

Fifteen years ago, boomers were building large, elaborate houses in states like ArizonaFloridaNorth Carolina, and South Carolina, The Wall Street Journal reported. Now, faced with the effort of maintaining such houses, they’re looking to downsize.

The only problem? Young people aren’t interested in buying their houses, according to The Journal.

“Homes built before 2012 are selling at steep discounts – sometimes almost 50%, and many owners end up selling for less than they paid to build their homes,” Candace Taylor wrote in The Wall Street Journal.

“These days, buyers of all ages eschew the large, ornate houses built in those years in favor of smaller, more modern-looking alternatives, and prefer walkable areas to living miles from retail,” Taylor wrote.

Younger buyers are also uninterested in outdated interior design.

“Design trends have shifted radically in the past decade,” Taylor wrote in The Journal. “That means a home with crown moldings, ornate details and Mediterranean or Tuscan-style architecture can be a hard sell, while properties with clean lines and open floor plans get snapped up.”

Read the rest at: non-committal

Can we NOW label democrats TREASONOUS?

President Trump late Wednesday night slammed Democrats in Congress for “putting our Country at risk,” presumably for their inaction and pushback regarding the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.

In a vague tweet, Trump called congressional Democrats “TREASONOUS” and accused them of having an “Open Border mindset.”

Donald J. Trump    @realDonaldTrump

I think what the Democrats are doing with the Border is TREASONOUS. Their Open Border mindset is putting our Country at risk. Will not let this happen!

Earlier Wednesday during an appearance at a fundraiser in Texas, President Trump said he may “have to call up more military” to deal with the crisis on the border.

He criticized Democrats for refusing to pass stricter immigration laws and said that “the border is going to be an incredible issue” come the U.S. presidential election in 2020.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump called on Congress to “get rid of the loopholes” and declared that “[e]verybody is now acknowledging that, right from the time I announced my run for President, I was 100% correct on the Border.”

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We are betting Mexican-Americans will think ‘Mexico first! REALLY?

Things quickly got tense when Fox News’ Tucker Carlson grilled a Mexican official about why Central American migrants coming through his country couldn’t remain there.

The Daily Caller reports:

Speaking with Guanajuato Secretary of Migration Juan Hernandez on Wednesday night’s edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the Fox News host began by asking why Hernandez’s own words from the past wouldn’t constitute a “hostile act” against the United States.

“I want to read three quotes from a Mexican government official, and these are direct quotes,” Carlson said. “‘We are betting Mexican-Americans will think ‘Mexico first,’ even unto the seventh generation. Mexican immigrants to the United States are going to keep one foot in Mexico. They are not going to assimilate in the sense of not being Mexican,’ and final quote, ‘We recognize the Mexican population is 100 million in Mexico and 23 million who live in the United States. We are a united nation.’”

“Those quotes are from you,” Carlson told Hernandez. “And I wonder if a government takes that position, that it’s sending foreign nationals to your country. That is a hostile act. So why are we sending money to a country committing hostile acts against us?”

“No, it’s not, my friend, no, no it’s not a hostile act at all,” Hernandez said before stating that the quote was from “about 15 years ago.”

Before ending the interview, Carlson chastised Hernandez, calling the apparent unwillingness of the Mexican government to stop Central American migrants before they get to the U.S. border “not the behavior of an ally.” Carlson then added, “They are not welcome. They are not here legally. We have a process and they are not going through the process. So that is an act of hostility and you can lie about it all you want but we know that it is.”

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Senate Committee Passes Bill Mandating Free Abortions

A California Senate committee approved an abortion expansion bill Wednesday that would force all public colleges and universities to provide abortion drugs to students on campus.

The Daily Californian reports the state Senate Health Committee voted 7-3 to move forward with Senate Bill 24, a new version of a bill that even pro-abortion Gov. Jerry Brown called “unnecessary” in 2018.

The bill would require all public colleges and universities in California to provide abortion drugs to students on campus. It would require that the drugs be offered for free to students up to 10 weeks of pregnancy.

“SB 24 is an important step toward ensuring the right to abortion is available to all Californians and that our college students don’t face unnecessary barriers,” said state Sen. Connie Leyva, the sponsor, in a statement. “Students should not have to travel off campus or miss class or work responsibilities in order to receive care that can easily be provided at a student health center.”

Leyva, a pro-abortion Democrat, pushed similar legislation in 2018. However, Brown vetoed it, saying the measure was “not necessary” because abortions already are easily accessible to college students in California.

“According to a study sponsored by supporters of this legislation, the average distance to abortion providers in campus communities varies from five to seven miles, not an unreasonable distance,” Brown said when he vetoed the bill. “Because the services required by this bill are widely available off-campus, this bill is not necessary.”

Leya re-introduced her bill anyway this year, and new Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he supports it.

On Wednesday, pro-life advocates urged the committee to consider the potential risks and liabilities of forcing colleges to provide abortion drugs.

Marylee Shrider, political advocacy chair for Californians for Life, cited FDA statistics showing the serious risks associated with abortion drugs. The FDA has documented at least 4,000 cases of serious adverse events, including more than 1,000 women who required hospitalization; in addition, at least 22 women died after using the drug.

“Medication abortions on college campuses are not only unnecessary, they are contraindicated,” Shrider said.

She pointed to Brown’s statement debunking the notion that students have to travel hours to get abortions.

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A Pro-Choice Review of Pro-Life Film “Unplanned”

This film will challenge you in a way that politically-charged Facebook disputes never will.

By Bridgette Bayley

I have always been Pro-Choice. When I was invited to attend the showing of Unplanned, I hesitated. “I can’t go there, I’m a Libertarian, I really do not want anything to do with that”.

“Just come with me and be respectful and try to have an open mind. If anything, you’ll just reconfirm what you believe, but don’t be afraid to challenge yourself because it’s a hard subject, ” my friend pleaded.

I conceded and agreed to go and to keep an open mind, the same way I would expect them to do at an event for a cause I support. I wish I had asked more questions. I almost wish I had not gone. Before the film, we got our drinks and smiled in front of the movie poster for Instagram, I had no idea how quickly our smiles would be wiped from our faces.

Unplanned was a bloody, emotional spiritual roller coaster. I find it ironic how the, self proclaimed “conservative” Pro-Life crowd, often preaches facts over feelings, but used this narrative to tug on my heart strings in a way that actually made me reflect on a subject that I felt so confident on my beliefs of.

I was moved to tears several times during the film and actually appreciated the way that the workers of Planned Parenthood were portrayed. The women in the clinic were made to seem like they really did believe what they were doing was morally right and that they were helping the “patients”. This was important to me because I knew there were members of the audience who have never seen the inside of a Planned Parenthood facility.

By the end of the film, I was completely distraught, questioning everything I had ever believed about what abortion really was. I was hungry for more information, I went to Google, I talked with friends and I prayed.

This is not my story of how a movie made me change my political affiliation and I still have many more questions about the validity of what I saw but I went into that theater, thinking there was NOTHING that could go onto that screen that would make me question myself and I was wrong. What I saw DID make me question myself and my beliefs and I believe that EVERYONE should go and test themselves as I did.

If you are already Pro-Life, go and see that these people who work in those facilities BELIEVE they are helping and that is why they are there. If you are Pro-Choice, please go and expose yourself to a different perspective and compare that to your own reasons for your vote. If you’re unsure and just curious, GO.

This film will challenge you in a way that politically-charged Facebook disputes never will.

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