Apparently, The NY Times Has A Climate Mascot

Meanwhile, the San Francisco Chronicle is TDS

Editorial: A global push on climate change thrives without Trump

Though the Trump White House ignores climate change, the rest of the world isn’t neglecting the doomsday issue. A top-level gathering of global leaders in Paris is pushing ahead with plans to cool temperatures and shift economies at a hurry-up pace. (big snip)

The determined spirit can’t disguise the political challenges that remain. The Paris accords reached in 2015 are built on regular progress in ratcheting down emissions in five-year increments. That ambitious direction was to be underwritten by billions in subsidies from wealthy, polluting nations, a circle that no longer includes the U.S.

And full stop: we have global elitists attempting to control economies for their beliefs and redistribute money, which will end up harming the U.S. middle and lower classes. It’s good that Trump isn’t involving the U.S. in this scam.

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If All You See…

…is evil pizza made with products that comes from evil moo cows and pigs, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Doug Ross @ Journal, with a post on the timeline of treason to fix an election for Hillary.

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‘Climate Change’ Is Already Wreaking Havoc On Our Weather Or Something

This comes from the same people who usually tell us that weather is not climate after a cold snap or snow, right before they tell us that cold and snow are a result of ‘climate change’

Climate Change Is Already Wreaking Havoc on Our Weather, Scientists Find

The Arctic is melting with no turning back. Climate change increased rainfall during Hurricane Harvey by at least 15%. And several extreme weather events that occurred in 2016 would not have been possible without man-made global warming.

These are among the findings being discussed this week at this fall’s meeting of the American Geophysical Union in New Orleans, the largest gathering of Earth scientists in the world. Taken together, the findings show the deepening urgency of the fight against climate change.

Did you ever notice that they almost never discuss the good things from a warming world (regardless of your opinion on causation), like increased growing season, fewer heating days, fewer deaths from cold, shorter flu seasons, and so on? It’s always doom with this crowd.

Anyhow, weren’t we told by multiple scientists that the Arctic would be ice free by now?

“Climate change is hurting us without a doubt,” said James Byrne, a professor at the University of Lethbridge who studies climate change, at a press conference. “Houston, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, British Columbia — worst fire season ever. California, I think they declared it the worst fire season.”

Scientists have explored the link between climate change and extreme weather events for years, but many of the conclusions have relied on forecasts of potential future damage. This year, scientists say, the findings are no longer theoretical. Man-made global warming is causing problems here and now.

Because weather was always completely stable prior to the use of fossil fuels. Sheesh.

The report also highlighted global heat waves, an extreme occurence of El Niño and bleaching of coral reefs. These extreme events are all closely tied to climate change, though they remain theoretically possible in a world without the phenomenon.

Nice qualifier: theoretically possible. Now give us funding!

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Convenient: FBI Agent’s Anti-Trump Texts Blamed On Illicit Affair From The Usual Unnamed Sources

Many of the texts from FBI official Peter Strzok, often going to Lisa Page and back, were benign. Others, horrendous and worrisome. Texts like

There’s lots of Trump hatred, and hatred for middle Americans, which is just what you want from FBI agents, right? Then this

“So look, you say we can text on that phone when we talk about Hillary because it can’t be traced.”

And

Later in a text from August 15, 2016, Strzok tells Page: “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office” – an apparent reference to Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe – “that there’s no way he gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40 . . . .” Page does not appear to have responded, according to records reviewed by CNN.

And Strzok was the person who edited James Comey’s message which laid out the path where Hillary broke the law, then changed the wording to to “extremely careless” from “grossly negligent.” It’s disturbing that they talked about an insurance policy in a manner than they did, and Democrats would be freaking out had they been aiming that against Hillary. But, hey, ExcuseTime!

FBI officials’ texting about Clinton said to be a cover story for romantic affair

Two senior FBI officials who texted each other about President Trump and Hillary Clinton relied on work phones to try to hide their romance from a spouse and made the bureau’s probe of Clinton’s private email server their cover story for being in such close contact, according to people familiar with the matter.

The two officials, senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page and senior counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, are the subjects of an internal investigation that has roiled the FBI and emboldened its Republican critics who have accused the bureau of political bias. Had Page and Strzok used personal phones instead, people close to case say, it’s unlikely their text messages would have come to the FBI’s attention. (snip)

People familiar with the matter said that, although Page’s message may appear to suggest that she and Strzok used a separate communications channel for discussing the Clinton case, the point of her text was to advise Strzok how to explain to his wife why the two of them had been texting each other.

Page and Strzok used their work on the Clinton case as a cover story for the affair, these people said, adding that there was not a separate set of phones for untraceable discussions of the Clinton case. The text had nothing to do with the Clinton investigation, these people said.

OK, here’s the thing: name one source. Who, exactly, is saying this? This is yet another case of attempting to change a narrative using unknown sources. How do we trust any of this? Who are these people familiar with the matter? No senior members of the FBI nor DOJ have made this claim. Nor have Page and Strzok (if they did, they would most likely have their employment terminated).

We can add this to Molly Hemingway’s list of the 8 worst defenses.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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If All You See…

…is sea rise destroying the island nation of England*, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is A View From The Beach, with a post on #HerToo hitting the NFL.

*Yes, I know the suit is Australian.

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Kimmel And CNN Compete For Best Crazy On Net Neutrality

There is a ton of crazy out there regarding the ending of the 2 year old net neutrality rules. Twitter is a seething cesspool. Then we have CNN

The actual article is not as bad as the front page splash, with the headline “Trump’s FCC votes to repeal net neutrality”.

And then there’s Jimmy Kimmel, the self professed Not Moral Conscious Of America, being the (mistaken) moral conscious

(Daily Beast) “The Federal Communications Commission did something absolutely despicable today: They voted to put an end to net neutrality,” announced Jimmy Kimmel.

The late-night host dedicated a portion of his Jimmy Kimmel Live!monologue Thursday night to the net neutrality vote, which ruled 3-2 (three Republicans for, two Democrats very much against) in favor of dismantling the regulations.

“Now, as long as they tell us they’re doing it now, internet service providers will be allowed to slow down or block web traffic to any website or streaming service they like—which benefits the big telecom companies, and does the opposite for all of us,” argued Kimmel.

He continued: “They did this even though 83 percent of Americans support net neutrality, and 2 million of the people who supposedly wrote to the FCC to opposite net neutrality were bogus. Many turned out to be dead people; someone stole the identities of dead people to help push this through.”

Despicable! Or something. This was on the same ABC that refused to air a Trump commercial. Kimmel picks his guests, allowing some that “fast lane” while blowing others off.

In six months, this whole thing will have been mostly forgotten, as nothing changes. If a provider attempts something shading, that’s what the Federal Trade Commission is for, rather than one side fits all rules from unelected and unaccoutable bureaucrats.

But, don’t make the mistake of thinking hardcore Progressives (nice Fascists)/Marxists/Statists will give up, because the entire idea here is to empower the federal government to control the Internet.

How is the Internet open when government controls it?

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White House To Push Merit Based Immigration

This is something most countries actually do, rather than allowing chain migration

(AP) The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation’s largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure.

The administration was laying the groundwork for such a drive even before an Islamic State-inspired extremist who was born in Bangladesh tried to blow himself up in Midtown Manhattan on Monday. It is assembling data to bolster the argument that the current legal immigration system is not only ill-conceived, but dangerous and damaging to U.S. workers.

“We believe that data drives policy, and this data will help drive votes for comprehensive immigration reform in Congress,” said White House spokesman Hogan Gidley. (snip)

The administration was beginning its campaign Thursday with a blog post stressing key numbers: Department of Homeland Security data that shows nearly 9.3 million of the roughly 13 million total immigrants to the U.S. from 2005 to 2016 were following family members already in the United States. And just one in 15 immigrants admitted in the last decade by green card entered the country because of their skills.

Other planned releases: a report highlighting the number of immigrants in U.S. jails, assessments of the immigration court backlog and delays in processing asylum cases, and a paper on what the administration says is a nexus between immigration and terrorism.

Should we be allowing people who are given legal status to bring in all their family members, especially when they have no skills? And may not speak the language? Nor share our values? People who won’t assimilate, but will demand that we accommodate them?

The proposed move away from family-based immigration would represent the most radical change to the U.S. immigration system in 30 years. It would end what critics and the White House refer to as “chain migration,” in which immigrants are allowed to bring a chain of family members to the country, and replace it with a points-based system that favors education and job potential — “merit” measures that have increasingly been embraced by some other countries, including Britain.

Somehow, in Liberal World, allowing people to come to our country based on merit is a Bad Idea. These people.

Remember, it wasn’t the family members who were applying: they just reaped the rewards of a flawed system.

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Democrats Attempted To Block Bill Allowing Wheelchairs On Federal Lands

Apparently, the disabled rank rather low on the hierarchy of things Democrats care about

(Daily Caller) Democrats tried unsuccessfully Thursday to sink a bill that would allow bikes, game carts, strollers and wheelchairs in federally protected wilderness areas.

The legislation, introduced by GOP Rep. Tom McClintock of California, was passed through the House Natural Resources Committee during a markup on 15 separate bills. McClintock’s bill originally gave motorized wheelchairs and many non-motorized, wheeled devices full access to wilderness areas, but it was amended to allow area’s managing agency to reject or restrict the use of certain devices.

“Public lands should be open to all Americans,” GOP Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah, chairman of the committee, said in a statement. “It is shocking to see self-proclaimed defenders of public lands in Congress vote to perpetuate a permanent ban on bikers, parents, the disabled, or certain hunters from accessing public lands.”

Democrats would prefer the disabled not be allowed to witness the majesty of nature on the lands that are owned by We The People

Democratic Rep. Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts criticized the bill for not appropriately balancing the public’s access with the environment’s protection.

“We must work to find a balance between compelling, yet sometime competing interest,” Tsongas said. “This requires balancing access for high impact recreation activities, like mountain biking, and those simply seeking solitude in some of our nations wildest and most remote landscapes.”

I guess the sound of wheelchairs annoys Ms. Tsongas. Or maybe it’s the sight of wheelchairs.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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Say, Sugar Is Taxed, Should Meat Be Next To Stop The Climate (scam) Apocalypse?

They can’t help themselves. They always want Other People to pay the price for their beliefs

Sugar Gets Taxed in Some Countries. Could Meat Be Next?

If Americans and people in most other developed countries ate according to their nationally recommended dietary guidelines, they would consume less red meat and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are fueling climate change, new research shows.

But the world’s consumers don’t always eat what their government nutritionists tell them. So it might take a little more prodding—and that prodding could be on the way.

This week, the two-year-old investment network Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) released a report saying that countries could begin taxing meat—the way they tax sugar, alcohol or tobacco—to drive down consumption and to hit their carbon emissions targets under the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Thing is, they are serious, very serious. Well, serious about you getting taxed.

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If All You See…

…is a shoreline getting wiped away by carbon pollution sea rise, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Vox Popoli, with a post on global justice needing heroes.

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