Sen. Harris grills FBI director until he admits White House limited Kavanaugh investigation, per instruction from White House

Sen. Harris grills FBI director until he admits White House limited Kavanaugh investigation

So the sham investigation went forward and the FBI didn’t interview nearly two dozen former classmates of Ford, Kavanaugh, second accuser Deborah Ramirez, and Kavanaugh’s friend Mark Judge, witnesses who said they had corroborating information. Sen. Kamala Harris and millions of women (and ally men) want to know why these corroborating witnesses were not interviewed. That leads us to this moment, with FBI director Christopher Wray sitting before former prosecutor Harris at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, Wray’s first appearance before any Senate committee since the sham investigation. Sen. Harris wasted no time getting to the facts of the matter: the White House most definitely limited the scope of the investigation and did NOT investigate any allegations of perjury by Kavanaugh’s, something that should have been disqualifying by itself.

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via Daily Kos WATCH: Sen. Harris grills FBI director until he admits White House limited Kavanaugh investigation

AGR; NO Surprise that 45 lied yet again. He claimed that he did not limit the investigation, when in fact, he did. And then Republicans covered it all up, by claiming they did a complete investigation, and keeping the report TOP SECRET.

DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen is a pathological liar

DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen is a pathological liar

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen is a pathological liar. She lied about the barbaric “zero tolerance” policy, tweeting back in June that “we do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period.”

Back here in reality, she signed off in it. The day after that lie, she again lied about family separation, this time to reporters during a White House press briefing, asking “why would I ever create a policy that ever does that.” But you did, secretary. You kidnap children. She’s still lying about it, this time to Congress during a Senate hearing earlier Wednesday:

“We do not detain children,” she says as Trump officials have a record number of migrant kids under custody. “We do not detain children,” she says as Trump officials are expanding a so-called “temporary” prison camp for migrant kids by the thousands in the Texas desert. “We do not detain children,” she says as Trump officials seek to eviscerate court standards in order to detain kids indefinitely. “We do not detain children,” she says as Trump officials continue to have more than 100 separated migrant kids in custody, in blatant violation of a federal judge’s order.

Kirstjen Nielsen is a shameless liar, and administration officials are so comfortable with this pathological Trumpian dishonesty that liars like Nielsen can go in front of Congress, blatantly lie to their faces, and carry on like nothing without any repercussions their party. She’s a disgrace, and the Republican legislators enabling her are a disgrace. She needs to resign, her enablers need to be voted out, and we need to get in a new Congress that will finally hold those who threw children into cages accountable.

via Daily Kos DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen is a pathological liar

United States Did It Again: Warplanes Use White Phosphorous Munitions in Syria

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United States Did It Again: Warplanes Use White Phosphorous Munitions in Syria « Aletho News

The Human Rights Watch has warned about dangers coming from the use of WP in urban areas. According to Steve Goose, arms director at Human Rights Watch, “No matter how white phosphorus is used, it poses a high risk of horrific and long-lasting harm in crowded cities like Raqqa and Mosul and any other areas with concentrations of civilians.”

In 2015, the United States used depleted uranium (DU) in Syria. DU is not banned by an international treaty but its use runs counter to the International Humanitarian Law (IHW). Article 36 of the Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions requires to ensure that “any new weapon means or method of warfare does not contravene existing rules of international law.” It says “General principles of the laws of war/IHL prohibit weapons and means or methods of warfare that cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering, have indiscriminate effects or cause widespread, long-term and severe damage to the natural environment.” In 2012, the UN General Assembly tried to adopt a resolution restricting the use of DU. The move was supported by 155 states, with 27 abstaining and four, including the United States, voting against.

The American military has used cluster bombs against civilians in Yemen. The US is not one of the 102 states parties to the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, which prohibits the weapons that open in the air, dispersing multiple bomblets or submunitions over a wide area. Many submunitions fail to explode on initial impact, acting like landmines for years. The Pentagon refuses to give cluster munitions and American field commanders are authorized to use them at their discretion.

The US continues to run biological programs, operating more than 20 laboratories around the world in blatant violation of the UN Biological Weapons Convention. An opinion paper published on Oct. 4 in the journal Science, written by an international group of researchers claims the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is potentially developing insects as a means of delivering a “new class of biological weapon.”

In 2011, US police used tear gas and other chemical irritants against Occupy protesters. Tear gas is prohibited for use against enemy soldiers in battle by the Chemical Weapons Convention but it’s all right with America’s law enforcement agencies using the dangerous substance against their own people.

via United States Did It Again: Warplanes Use White Phosphorous Munitions in Syria « Aletho News

AGR; The US illegally invaded and is occupying Syria without having been attacked by that country.

There was No declaration of war.

There was No formal notice of war.

There is No Constitutional basis for this illegal invasion and occupation, just like Vietnam, or countless other countries that the US has invaded, bombed, and occupied.

And yet, those politicians responsible are not held accountable, and they keep on being voted in, which makes the voting public just as responsible as those warmongering politicians.

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Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Sunday October 14, 2018

If you make sure that service, both for you and for others, is the driving force behind your creations, and stay open to receiving the many, many supports the universe wishes to provide you in that service, you will always be expanding into your highest life expression. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young

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Trump’s FEMA failing again – Citizens without water and food for days from Hurricane Michael

Trump’s FEMA failing again – Citizens without water and food for days from Hurricane Michael

And a NYTs article from yesterday pointed out similar dire conditions.

He was in a working-class neighborhood called Millville, where many residents said they were becoming desperate for even basic necessities. Mr. Foster, 60, and his 99-year-old mother had no car, no electricity. The food had spoiled in his refrigerator. The storm had ripped off large sections of his roof. He had no working plumbing to flush with. No water to drink. And as of Friday afternoon, he had seen no sign of government help.

“What can I do?” he said. “I’m not angry. I just want some help.”

Brock Long the FEMA director is counseling patience but really there is no reason not to have tent cities established for basic supplies of food and water that serve as distribution centers for people in need in the surrounding areas. Helicopters can do pallet drops of water and meals. We know how to do this. All it takes is leadership, money and commitment.

For his part, Governor Scott seems more distant and inattentive than with last year’s Hurricane Irma. His answer, “everyone just needs to help each other, right now”.

via Daily Kos Trump’s FEMA failing again – Citizens without water and food for days from Hurricane Michael

Kavanaugh proves one of the nine justices is not like the others

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Kavanaugh proves one of the nine justices is not like the others

Kavanaugh didn’t so much ask questions as make statements. The types of statements that should have come from the government’s attorney, not a justice. When he did ask questions—well, here’s an example of a “question”:

Is that presumption based on what we think was really going through Congress’s mind at the time or is it based on a constitutional overlay, because what was really going through Congress’s time [sic] in 1996 was harshness on this topic. Is that not right?

Kavanaugh didn’t even pretend he possesses the independence required for a justice.

Neil Gorsuch, by contrast, pivoted back to Justice Stephen Breyer’s question when he felt it had gone unanswered, and made queries that, unlike Kavanaugh’s, didn’t presume an outcome. His questions were also consistent with conservative legal beliefs—as distinguished from partisan policy positions.

For example, Gorsuch asked whether, in the event the government had been aware of an immigrant eligible for mandatory detention for 30 years and chosen not to act, it could still take that person into custody 30 years later. In other words, “Is there any limit on the government’s power?”

Justices often pose hypotheticals, detailed grammatical questions bearing on statutory interpretation, and comparisons to other cases and statutes. They may nudge an attorney to explore an argument or to respond to the opposing party’s argument. What they don’t do is argue the case for the attorneys before them. Until Kavanaugh.

via Kavanaugh proves one of the nine justices is not like the others

Oneness No Matter What | Heavenletters

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Oneness No Matter What | Heavenletters

Listen to Me. Losing your life, your livelihood, your memory etc. are not at all the most you are made of. In no uncertain terms, I am not telling you to forfeit your life. Just don’t hang on to it so forcefully as if your present outer life on Earth is the sum and substance of you and is all that counts.

You are greater than your current life on Earth. You are not your work. You are not your body. You are not your legs, you are not even your mind. You ponder your present outer life. This is not the most significant role you play in your present life. You are greater than all of these.

You are truly more than anything you appear to be and perceive yourself to be on Earth. You cannot be one whit less than I say you are, for you are nothing but Infinite! You are One with Me.

Hurray! There is no one and nothing that can cut Our Oneness in two. Oneness is!

via Oneness No Matter What | Heavenletters

Unaffordable Higher Education Leads to Low Graduation Rates

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Unaffordable Higher Education Leads to Low Graduation Rates

Although increasing numbers of students are enrolling in college, just 54.8 percent graduate within six years, with 47 percent of community college students and 31 percent of four-year college students dropping out before finishing their studies.

Economists predict that 2015 college grads will have to work until the age of 75. If life expectancy stays at 84, this means they will have just nine years of retirement.
Not surprisingly, the number one reason for leaving is financial.

But the cost of remaining is also staggering: 70 percent of college students graduate with debt, with an average of $37,172 owed. This is up by $20,000 since 2005; monthly payments, an average of $227 in 2005, soared to $393 a month in 2016.

via Truthout Unaffordable Higher Education Leads to Low Graduation Rates

Wisconsin Hydrogen Breakthroughs May Be Steps Toward Cleaner Energy | WUWM

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Wisconsin Hydrogen Breakthroughs May Be Steps Toward Cleaner Energy | WUWM

Chemistry professor Shannon Stahl leads a team that designed a fuel cell using cheaper materials and a redesigned compound, which helps the flow of electrons and protons that convert chemical energy into electricity. He says the new process replaces the expensive metal platinum as the catalyst.

“Bypassing the need for platinum would be a major breakthrough. There are strategies that exist right now that are just not meeting the metrics that are needed. And so, conceiving of novel approaches, new strategies to overcome this limitation is really what we’re trying to pursue in this project,” Stahl said.

“Bypassing the need for platinum would be a major breakthrough,” said Shannon Stahl.
Stahl says his research, published this month in the journal Joule, has found that cobalt — a lower-cost metal — can be used instead, with some modifications to the process.

via Wisconsin Hydrogen Breakthroughs May Be Steps Toward Cleaner Energy | WUWM

40% Of China’s Coal Plants Are Losing Money, Reports Carbon Tracker | CleanTechnica

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40% Of China’s Coal Plants Are Losing Money, Reports Carbon Tracker | CleanTechnica

The new methodology has been put to use to ascertain China’s exposure to fossil fuel-related losses in a new report published by Carbon Tracker, entitled Nowhere to hide: Using satellite imagery to estimate the utilisation of fossil fuel power plants. The report shows that, with over 1,000 operating coal plants, 40% of China’s coal-fired power plants are already losing money, a figure which could rise to 95% by 2040. Carbon Tracker has not been able to provide this report to Chinese state-owned power companies — not unsurprising, given the difficulty for outsiders to do so in China — but the think tank is planning a Chinese roadshow for 2019 where they will seek to work with local partners to disseminate their research to companies.

“Satellite imagery coupled with data science offers a powerful response to those governments and asset owners who are unwilling or unable to disclose timely and accurate data,” explained Matt Gray, head of power and utilities at Carbon Tracker. “If China fails to phase-out coal power, the world will fail to contain dangerous climate change. Our analysis proves it is in China’s own financial interests to retire coal in a manner consistent with the Paris Agreement.”

The report also highlights how it would be cheaper to build new onshore wind farms than continuing to operate their coal fleet by 2021, while new solar PV would be cheaper to run than coal by 2025. For example, China’s National Energy Investment Group, the world’s largest power company, is at risk of losing $66 billion in stranded assets if it pursues business as usual policies, risking half its total capital. Two other companies — Guangdong Yudean Group and Zhejiang Energy Group — are at risk of losing more than their total capital in stranded assets ($22 billion and $26 billion respectively).  In the end, according to Carbon Tracker, China’s coal power owners could save $389 billion by closing coal plants as compared to continuing business as usual.

via 40% Of China’s Coal Plants Are Losing Money, Reports Carbon Tracker | CleanTechnica

AGR; Coal is on the way out GLOBALLY, both in the US, China and other countries. Renewable energy is now cheaper than oil, gas, coal and nuclear both upfront and long term.

Coal is way more expensive than they claim, as costs of pollution, global warming and healthcare are ‘externalized’, forcing taxpayers to pick up the tab.

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