Your Fault: ‘Climate Change’ Causing More Car Crashes And Lyme Disease From Dear

Obviously, the reporter read about or heard about there being more deer and crashes and immediately jumped to “how do we blame anthropogenic climate change?”, because this is a cult

Car crashes, Lyme: Deer cause havoc in NY, and population is exploding amid climate change

More than 70,000 New Yorkers suffer injuries or financial hardships after their vehicles hit deer on roads each year, with an average repair bill of $4,000.

Another 7,000 residents fall seriously ill each year with severe pain, headaches, and other debilitating symptoms of Lyme disease — caused by bites from parasitic ticks that feed on deer to survive.

New York farmers also estimated their deer-related crop damage losses to be about $59 million per year, state records show.

And these costs are expected to get worse as the warming climate allows more deer to thrive across large swaths of New York.

Threats to humans from deer — which are primary hosts of adult ticks and crucial in spreading a range of illnesses — are already playing out in communities throughout New York, Cornell University Professor Bernd Blossey said.

“The deer come to us because what we have created is perfect deer habitat,” he said, referring to the gardens, farms, parks and other deer food sources built into many communities.

But deer overabundance, in many ways, stemmed from the first half of the 20th century. At the time, state environmental measures helped replenish deer populations after rampant deforestation and uncontrolled hunting wiped out 95% of the country’s deer in the 19th century.

Yeah, so, realistically, it’s that conservation laws were changed, less deforestation, and there were not as many predators for the deer (bear, bobcat, and coyote numbers are down in NY. Wolves were almost extinct, but, are making a comeback), as well as hunting was reduced, hence, an explosion on deer. That’s not to say that the slight temperature increase around the globe hasn’t helped, but, do they really notice a 1.5F increase in 170 years?

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If All You See…

…are bad weather clouds rolling in, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is The H2, with some rock n memes.

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Douglas County, Colorado Sues State Over Sanctuary Policies

The original purpose of being a sanctuary jurisdiction was that they wouldn’t release any illegal to ICE without a very specific warrant. That quickly morphed into a refusal to notify ICE that an illegal alien was in custody for committing a crime, attempting to hide that status from ICE since ICE actually looks at arrests of foreign nationals, and attempting to shelter illegals. And law enforcement was forbidden from arresting any illegal over them being in the U.S. illegally. Douglas County isn’t interested in being part of this

Colorado county sues state government over sanctuary immigration policies: ‘Quality of life comes first’

Americans before illegalsA county in Colorado is suing its own state over sanctuary immigration policies, according to a new filing.

Douglas County filed a lawsuit on Monday morning against Governor Jared Polis and the Centennial State, in reference to Colorado House bills 19-1124 and 23-1100. The state is currently seeking the right to comply with the federal government on immigration matters, which the bills prohibit.

Specifically, the bills forbid Colorado police from arresting and detaining undocumented immigrants based on immigration status. It also prevents state judges from exchanging information with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Local Colorado governments are also prohibited from entering into agreements with the federal government on matters related to immigration enforcement under the bills.

Weirdly, these same Leftists who push sanctuary policies, blowing off the federal government, are also upset when some states like Texas decide they are going to pass laws allowing them to do the job of the federal government when it comes to illegal immigration. Remember when they all blew a gasket over Arizona’s SB1070? Also weirdly, these lefty supporters of sanctuary policies are very unhappy when the illegals are in their own towns and neighborhoods.

County Commissioner Abe Laydon added that he “recognize[d] the plight of those that are seeking refuge and asylum here,” while supporting the filing of the lawsuit.

“Douglas County is a place where quality of life comes first, and we want to prioritize the rights of those who are legally here first,” he explained.

Unsurprisingly, Douglas County went to Trump by 52.14% to Biden’s 44.99%. And why should they spend their own taxpayer money on people who shouldn’t even be present in the U.S.? They should ship any in their county right out and back to Denver. Drop them off right in front of the governor’s mansion or state house.

This is the type of thing that happens in sanctuary juridictions

Illegal migrant convicted of child rape arrested after district court ignored detainer request

An illegal immigrant from Brazil charged with child rape was recently arrested after a Massachusetts District Court ignored a detainer request from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and let him back into the community.

Per Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston, Border Patrol Arizona arrested the Brazilian illegal immigrant in July 2021 then released him into custody.

The illegal alien was arrested in Massachusetts for child rape last December, but Milford District Court ignored a detainer request from ICE and released the migrant into the community on $5,000 bail without notice in late January.

Of course he was. But, ICE offices around the nation keep an eye on arrests and court appearances, and caught this one. And there are people within the police departments and judicial system who quietly alert ICE when things like this happen. Seriously, the illegal shouldn’t have been released simply for the crime he committed, and, if he wasn’t an illegal, he might not have. But, sanctuary jurisdictions often release illegals accused of despicable acts so that ICE can’t get them. Fortunately, ICE ended up finding this scumbag.

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German Peasants Warned They Could Be Restricted From Driving On The Weekends To Meet Net Zero

Well, hey, this is the kind of insanity that German voters voted for, so, they shouldn’t be surprised or resistant (via Steve Milloy)

German transport minister warns of weekend driving ban

Germany’s transport minister has warned that driving will have to be banned at the weekends unless the country’s net zero laws are changed.

Volker Wissing’s FDP party wants the law amended so the polluting transport sector can miss carbon emissions reduction targets, as long as Germany as a whole reaches them.

But the change is opposed by the Greens, who are part of the three-way coalition with the pro-business FDP and the Social Democrats (SPD), led by Olaf Scholz, the chancellor.

Negotiations over the law have dragged on since September last year. In a bid to heap pressure on his coalition partners to amend the law, Mr Wissing said that he would have to enforce a ban on weekend driving to abide by the law unless it was changed before mid-July.

So, what you have here is a horrible, restrictive, doomsday cult law which could well have Unintended consequences. But, you know the Elites, including all those elected Greens, will feel themselves to be exempt from any restrictions. Wissing should be asking how many of the Greens are driving EVs.

Julia Verlinden, the Green’s parliamentary group leader, said there were other ways to tackle pollution, including introducing a speed limit on the nation’s autobahns.

Well, good luck with that. Might be a revolt.

Greenhouse emissions in Europe’s biggest economy fell to the lowest level in 70 years in 2023, but the transport sector has been consistently failing to meet its climate targets.

According to the current climate protection law, the ministry responsible for underperforming sectors must launch an immediate programme to put them back on track.

Mr Wissing has not yet done so. His ministry claims reforming the sector is more challenging than other areas of the economy because it affects people’s everyday lives and cannot be changed quickly.

I’m all for seeing the German economy collapse and see what happens. Every experiment needs an experimental group, right? Or, better yet, force all those who voted Green to give up all their own fossil fueled travel.

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Pro-Hamas Forces Block Bridges And Airports Days After Iran Attacked Israel

I certainly hope none of the Democrat voters in these areas are complaining: the Islamic terrorism helpers hold the same pro-terrorist and anti-Jew/Israel opinions

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators shut down airport highways and key bridges in major U.S. cities

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators blocked roadways in Illinois, California, New York and the Pacific Northwest on Monday, temporarily shutting down travel into some of the nation’s most heavily used airports, onto the Golden Gate and Brooklyn bridges and on a busy West Coast highway.

In Chicago, protesters linked arms and blocked lanes of Interstate 190 leading into O’Hare International Airport around 7 a.m. in a demonstration they said was part of a global “economic blockade to free Palestine,” according to Rifqa Falaneh, one of the organizers.

Traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area was snarled for hours as demonstrators shut down all vehicle, pedestrian and bike traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge and chained themselves to 55-gallon drums filled with cement across Interstate 880 in Oakland. Protesters marching into Brooklyn blocked Manhattan-bound traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge. In Eugene, Oregon, protesters blocked Interstate 5, shutting down traffic on the major highway for about 45 minutes. (snip)

Near Seattle, the Washington State Department of Transportation said a demonstration closed the main road to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Social media posts showed people holding a banner and waving Palestinian flags while standing on the highway. State authorities urged people to use light rail instead.

The Palestinian areas like Gaza would be just fine if they didn’t back a U.S. State Department designated terrorist organization. They’d be fine if the terrorist organization didn’t wantonly attack civilians in Israel, raping, torturing, and killing them. If they didn’t constantly fire rockets, for which Hamas dug up water lines to make them. If the Palestinians stopped Hamas from using civilian buildings like hospitals as weapons storage and command and control centers. If they stopped Hamas from digging all those tunnels.

And, the cops arrested lots of folks at these Islamist protests, but, we know they’ll simply be released with no charges.

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Your Fault: Climate Crisis (scam) Drives Predatory Loans

OK, this is a new one. And the subhead is a hoot

Climate change driving demand for predatory loans, research shows
Study connects heatwaves and cold snaps to surges in payday lending, keeping people in debt and harming communities of color

Got that? Heat trapping gasses causing cold snaps. And, of course, it involves low income folks and “people of color”. Funny how the Warmists always think all black people are poor

Two competing payday loan stores stand on the corners of an intersection in south Los Angeles. An area of persistent poverty, south LA is also a banking desert where payday lenders fill the gap. Long lines form inside the stores on the first of the month, when rent is due.

Banking desert is a new one, too. Perhaps lots of banks do not want to operate in these areas of high crime? It’s hard to know when the article doesn’t state which Speedy Cash it is in question to compare to the number of banks. Regardless, banks will not have branches in areas where people do not use them, especially these days.

Guillermina Molina, a 60-year-old retired housekeeper, visits the same Speedy Cash each month. During the summer months – which are becoming increasingly hot – she runs her air conditioner but frets about her utility bills. “It’s kind of hard because the [power bill] is coming up too high because you gotta have the air conditioner on,” Molina said. (snip)

Molina doesn’t have savings, so to cover her bills she takes out a $225 payday loan every month, paying $45 in interest on each loan. When she’s unable to pay back her loan on time, she’s charged extra. “There’s nothing left over,” Vargas said.

I wonder how many of these people are illegals, hence, cannot open a bank account? Anyhow

A study released earlier this year found that extreme temperature shocks – like heatwaves and cold snaps – are leading to surges in demand for payday loans in the US.

The paper, published in January by the Bank of Canada, suggests extreme heat and cold may increase demand for payday loans in several ways: increased energy costs as people turn on heating or cooling devices, lost income for people who are unable to work in extreme heat, and health problems leading to medical costs for underinsured or uninsured people

Your use of fossil fuels causes it to….get cold. Big long snip through very silly stuff to near the end

Lusson said Xie’s study highlighted the “heat-or-eat conundrum” in which families face difficult choices between paying utility bills or buying groceries and medicine. “When you throw in climate change, and the fact that 2023 was the hottest year in the recorded history of the planet, the unaffordability problem can be expected to grow more dire,” she said.

Hey, California being absurdly expensive to live couldn’t be a factor, could it?

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If All You See…

…is horrible carbon pollution driven fog, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is The Right Scoop, with a post on John Fetterman calling out Biden for not standing unequivocally with Israel.

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Residents Of SCNY Shocked By Area Turned Into Open Air Criminal Market

It’s a mystery why the residents of Sanctuary City New York are outraged. They voted for this

NYC block turned into illicit open-air market for migrant crooks, prostitution: ‘It’s relentless’

A stretch of Jackson Heights has devolved into an illegal migrant shopping district — an unchecked open-air market where everything from women to stolen goods can be had, The Post has learned.

Roosevelt Avenue near 91st Street is littered daily with migrant vendors hawking goods they ripped off from shopkeepers just steps away, while prostitutes proposition passersby at all hours — and frustrated merchants and residents say they’re helpless to do anything about it.

“It’s relentless,” said Milton Reyes, who manages Mi Farmacia pharmacy on the avenue. “You should see it on Saturdays. It’s so heavy you can’t even step onto the sidewalk. There are a lot of doctor’s offices right around here and my customers don’t even want to get dropped off.

“I’m not faulting the police,” Reyes added. “They will come by and they will pick up a few of them. But as soon as the police car pulls away they start moving back. Twenty minutes later they’re all set up again like nothing happened.”

Migrant peddlers lay out the stolen merchandise for re-sale at a steep discount, with items as benign as mouthwash, diapers and baby formula spread out on blankets or beach towels right on the sidewalk.

This is the price of illegal immigration. Of the stated beliefs and votes of citizens of SCNY. Enjoy!

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Climate Crisis (scam) Is Being Built Into Pay And Benefits

Well, gee wiz, this won’t cause the cost of goods and services to go up, right?

How climate change is beginning to be built into employee pay and benefits

More workers in today’s labor market want to take action on climate change in some way as part of their jobs, yet many encounter a major stumbling block: lack of understanding when it comes to their employer’s own commitment to the issue. So-called green perks, also referred to as climate change benefits, could help to bridge that gap. A rising, though still marginal trend in the job market, employee enticement and compensation packages tied to climate change can help to make these abstractions clearer and more actionable in the workplace. (snip)

But for most rank-and-file employees, benefit packages in recent decades have had essentially two main categories — health and retirement. Now there are indications that green benefit packages may become more common. One potential spearhead for the nascent movement is commuter benefits, particularly benefits that facilitate healthier, eco-friendly modes of transportation, allowing employers to facilitate and promote lifestyles that appeal to an increasingly environmentally-conscious workforce, while lowering the company’s own net carbon footprint. (snip)

Walmart has a stated a goal of having 10% of its workforce biking to work in Bentonville — but the goal has been difficult to reach, and has been pushed back from 2023 to 2025 when the corporate headquarters are set for completion. Still, similar to the challenges of wider adoption of electric vehicles, infrastructure plays a major role in getting employees on bikes, and Walmart has gone all-in on this in Bentonville.

Many other companies are trying to get their peasant workers to bike instead of drive.

Younger workers from the Gen Z demographic may be front-and-center when it comes to including social and environmental consciousness in corporate benefit programs, but Mangiardi said, “It’s important to note that employees of all generations support sustainability.”

But, will the companies be giving normal raises? The money isn’t free. Or, the companies can just charge more. Really, this whole thing is like a cult, forcing itself on every facet of life. Will the Gen Z folks realized they’ve joined a cult?

Lizzy Kolar, co-founder & CEO of Scope Zero, which offers a carbon savings account (CSA) as a method for distributing green perks to employees, likened it to a health savings account. “But for home technology and personal transportation upgrades that drive corporate ESG efforts,” she said. Stipends for commuter benefits, biking, and EV discounts, as well as work-from-home expenses, are key components to the program.

Employer financial contribution to each employee’s CSA and the discounts from its vendor marketplace significantly reduce the upfront costs of home tech and personal transportation upgrades, Kolar said. Providing a platform designed for this type of perk also allows for customized upgrade recommendations, direction of employees to top products and vendors, and identification of relevant utility and government rebates.


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Strange: Biden, UN, And Others Call For Israel To Have Restraint

It’s a very simple proposition: Islamic nations and groups need to stop attacking Israel. Don’t start none, won’t be none. Israel was literally attacked by Iran yesterday, and we’re getting

US works to prevent an escalation across the Mideast as Biden pushes Israel to show restraint

The United States on Sunday highlighted its role in helping Israel thwart Iran’s aerial attack as President Joe Biden convened leaders of the Group of Seven countries in an effort to prevent a wider regional escalation and coordinate a global rebuke of Tehran.

The U.S. assisted Israel in shooting down dozens of drones and missiles fired by Iran on Saturday in what was the first time it had launched a direct military assault on Israel. Israeli authorities said 99% of the inbound weapons were shot down without causing any significant damage.

U.S. officials said that despite the high interception rate, Iran’s intent was to “destroy and cause casualties” and that if successful, the strikes would have caused an “uncontrollable” escalation across the Mideast. U.S. officials said Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in an effort to contain tensions, that Washington would not participate in any offensive action against Iran, and the president made “very clear” to Netanyahu “that we do have to think carefully and strategically” about risks of escalation.

The push to encourage Israel to show restraint mirrored ongoing American efforts to curtail Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza, which is now in its seventh month, and to do more to protect civilian lives in the territory.

How would Biden react if Iran parked a freighter 200 miles off the US coast and launched a barrage of missiles and drones at D.C. Or, say, his house at the beach? Think he would show restraint beyond sinking the ship? All this type of yammering does is incent Iran and the proxies to continue their attacks

UN chief urges ‘maximum restraint’ from Israel at emergency meeting after Iran’s attack

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday warned members not to further escalate tensions with reprisals against Iran, while the U.S. warned the Security Council it would work to hold Tehran accountable at the U.N.

Guterres, speaking to a meeting of the U.N. Security Council, told member states that the U.N. charter bars the use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state as he also condemned Iran’s attack on Israel. (snip)

“The Middle East is on the brink. The people of the region are confronting a real danger of a devastating full-scale conflict. Now is the time to defuse and de-escalate,” Guterres told the meeting, which was called after Iran’s attack.

The time for saying this was before Iran attacked. But, we all know these people are haters of Israel and Jews, and placated the Islamic extremists, doing exactly as the Muslim Brotherhood playbook was meant to work

Why must Israel show restraint? Why not Iran and it’s proxies? This is like blaming the woman in the skirt and telling her to not go to the cops.

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