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1 hour ago, toomuchbaloney said:

You will notice that I didn't say Trump, individual 1, was guilty of any crime.  His campaign staff and family members did collude with Russians and then lied about their interactions. Talking about Trump's calling upon Russia to get involved in the election and then  talking about his obvious pandering and deferring to Putin after the election isn't misbehaving...It's patriotic. 

Oh, I agree.

I see a lack of curiosity among Trumpsters to get at the truth.

They never wonder why, for instance, Paul Manafort, who has never met a Russian he didn't do business with, ended up on the Trump campaign.

Instead, it is a mainstream media, coordinated attack on poor DJT, that is behind the Russia "thing," as Trump likes to call it.

But is it lack of curiosity, or willful ignorance?

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Today is the 1 year anniversary of the murders at Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.  I am hoping not to see or hear anything about so-called "crisis actors" or other disparaging remarks by the media.  I am proud that some students continue to work very hard to advocate for change.  They experienced hell on earth.

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22 hours ago, Spidey's mom said:

As a native Californian, I'm grateful that Gov. Newsom is scaling way back on the bullet train.  ". . .sharply scaled back plans to build a high-speed train from San Francisco to Los Angeles on Tuesday, saying the program had been botched and cost too much. . .".

Personally, I voted against this and wish it had never passed.  But I'll take what I can get.  

I think what has suprised me is the Gov admitted there were problems.  

Investors Business Daily did an article about this when good old Jerry was still in office.  Pointing out . . . lies. 

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/californias-bullet-train-to-fiscal-oblivion/

 

 

While I am also grateful that he pulled it back I cant help but wonder why he is leaving the train in place where it probably is not necessary. Maybe to save face, maybe so Calif doesn't feel obligated to pay back the 3.5million it got from the Fed gov, maybe so the state gov has a "good" reason to impose more taxes on the people..

This whole thing has been a disgrace from day 1, corruption and incompetence run a muck!

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Well, we can rest easy, now that the private detective, hired by the Diocese of Covington, has exonerated the Covington Catholic boys of any wrongdoing.

Yes, the kids threw tomahawk chops, aimed at Mr. Philips, but their lawyer says he is an Atlanta Braves fan, and that tomahawk chop is acceptable behavior.

Good grief.

I am going to vomit.

Unfortunately for the Covington boys, the Catholic Church has a big problem with telling the truth.

 

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Well that's a surprise, isn't it? We just need to believe them rather than what we see and hear for ourselves. Because the Catholic Church is famous for unbiased thoughtful and thorough investigations with trustworthy conclusions and acknowledgement of bad behavior, right? 

The chopping mock is just icing on the cake of racist denial.  That innocent boy was just being friendly and the mob were all expressing their deep cultural appreciation for native Americans.  

Riiiight

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This study is not about "Media Behaving Badly". It IS about how they improved and how they can do better.

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Carbon Omission: How the U.S. Media Failed to Connect Extreme Weather to Climate Change in 2018

This report examines media coverage of topics relevant to climate change that garnered significant attention in 2018—extreme weather events—and assesses the extent to which media outlets explicitly connected them to climate change…

…   Drought, Rainfall, and Flooding: Climate change is altering precipitation around the world in several ways. In some areas, it increases or decreases the total amount of rain or snowfall. In others, total precipitation may remain roughly the same, but become concentrated into fewer, heavier events. Heavier precipitation causes more runoff, potentially leading to drought. Where precipitation remains the same overall, warmer temperatures can lead to more evaporation and therefore drier conditions and more drought. Both droughts and heavy downpours are increasing due to climate change, and climate change is also projected to worsen U.S. droughts severely in the coming decades…

…   Conclusion: Climate change is the greatest crisis of our time. Responding to it adequately will require extraordinary engagement by the public and important decisions by both voters and policy makers. News media have a major role to play in providing key information about the crisis and solutions to inform those actions. One way to report on the subject is simply to connect everyday coverage to climate where relevant; another is to cover the climate crisis directly, including by discussing how we can mitigate it. This analysis finds that, on the whole, major news outlets fell short on both types of coverage in 2018.

https://www.citizen.org/sites/default/files/public-citizen-carbon-omission-extreme-weather-2018.pdf

 

 

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On 2/14/2019 at 10:15 AM, Daisy4RN said:

While I am also grateful that he pulled it back I cant help but wonder why he is leaving the train in place where it probably is not necessary. Maybe to save face, maybe so Calif doesn't feel obligated to pay back the 3.5million it got from the Fed gov, maybe so the state gov has a "good" reason to impose more taxes on the people..

This whole thing has been a disgrace from day 1, corruption and incompetence run a muck!

This is what Governor Newsom said:

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...   Next, let’s level about high speed rail. I have nothing but respect for Governor Brown’s and Governor Schwarzenegger’s ambitious vision. I share it. And there’s no doubt that our state’s economy and quality of life depend on improving transportation.

But let’s be real. The project, as currently planned, would cost too much and take too long. There’s been too little oversight and not enough transparency. Right now, there simply isn’t a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego, let alone from San Francisco to L.A. I wish there were. However, we do have the capacity to complete a high-speed rail link between Merced and Bakersfield.

I know that some critics will say this is a “train to nowhere.” But that’s wrong and offensive. The people of the Central Valley endure the worst air pollution in America as well as some of the longest commutes. And they have suffered too many years of neglect from policymakers here in Sacramento. They deserve better.

High Speed Rail is much more than a train project. It’s about economic transformation and unlocking the enormous potential of the Valley.

We can align our economic and workforce development strategies, anchored by High Speed Rail, and pair them with tools like opportunity zones, to form the backbone of a reinvigorated Central Valley economy.

Merced, Fresno, Bakersfield, and communities in between are more dynamic than many realize. The Valley may be known around the world for agriculture, but there is another story ready to be told. A story of a region hungry for investment, a workforce eager for more training and good jobs, Californians who deserve a fair share of our state’s prosperity.

Look, we will continue our regional projects north and south. We’ll finish Phase 1 environmental work. We’ll connect the revitalized Central Valley to other parts of the state, and continue to push for more federal funding and private dollars. But let’s get something done.

For those who want to walk away from this whole endeavor, I offer you this:

Abandoning high speed rail entirely means we will have wasted billions of dollars with nothing but broken promises and lawsuits to show for it. And by the way, I am not interested in sending $3.5 billion in federal funding that was allocated to this project back to Donald Trump.

Nor am I interested in repeating the same old mistakes.Today I am ordering new transparency measures.

 We’re going to hold contractors and consultants accountable to explain how taxpayer dollars are spent – including change orders, cost overruns, even travel expenses. It’s going online, for everybody to see...

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Read-Gov-Gavin-Newsoms-State-of-the-State-Address-505730551.html 

 

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On 2/15/2019 at 11:03 AM, herring_RN said:

This is what Governor Newsom said:

 

Yes, I also heard the speech by Newsom, just not entirely buying what he is selling. I find it very hard to believe that the state, or people, need a new train from Bakersfield to Merced, and esp. for the billions it costs. And just now we are going to have transparency and hold people accountable (which I will believe when I see it), what about the last 10 years that this project has been a hot mess!! 

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-le-bullet-train-california-newsom-20190215-story.html

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-bullet-train-california-problems-20190213-story.html

 

Edited by Daisy4RN

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4 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

Gee, dude, I've never heard of this Web Site.

One of your right wing favs?

Gee, dude, why so silent on Fox News talking heads getting JOBS at the WH?

This latest Fox talking head is a bute, isn't she?

Had to withdraw her name because of hiring illegal immigrant.

That must really burn your butt.

I know how you feel about illegal immigrants.

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