Daily Archives: January 15, 2018

Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa

Hawaii’s false missile alarm the fault of worker

New China TV
Published on Jan 15, 2018

On Saturday an emergency missile alert accidentally went out to everyone in Hawaii, causing mass panic as people thought they were about to die. The false alarm has come under criticism from officials, the FCC, residents and others in Hawaii. The error was blamed on an emergency worker hitting the wrong template during a routine drill.

Speakers Take Aim at Trump During NY MLK Event

Associated Press
Published on Jan 15, 2018

Civil rights leaders and politicians focused on Donald Trump’s vulgar remarks about African nations at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in New York on Monday. (Jan. 15)

Trump took ‘victory lap’ after ‘shithole’ remark

Published on Jan 13, 2018

After President Trump referred to African countries as “shitholes,” President Trump called friends and allies to ask how the comments were playing in the press. One White house official referred to the dial-a-friend sessions as a “victory lap.”

Republicans Can’t Shake The Trump Brand Stench In 2018

The Ring of Fire
Published on Jan 15, 2018

Ring of Fire’s Sam Seder is joined by co-host of the UnPresidented Podcast, Cliff Schecter, to discuss some of the more interesting stories revolving around this year’s mid-term elections.

Is Donald Trump ‘playing with fire’ by backing Kurds in Syria 🇸🇾? | Inside Story

Al Jazeera English

Published on Jan 15, 2018

US support for Kurds in Syria is leading to threats of retaliation from Turkey. A coalition of countries led by the US is planning a thirty thousand-strong force in Syria, just across the border with Turkey.

Raw: Ice Jams Cause Conn. Town to Evacuate

Associated Press
Published on Jan 15, 2018

Flooding is reported on several swollen Connecticut rivers, causing problems around the state. In Kent, ice jams on the Housatonic River prompted the private boarding school the Kent School to send more than 500 students home. (Jan. 15)

Snowpack Near Record Lows Spells Trouble for Western Water Supplies | InsideClimate News

Ski resorts in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and parts of Colorado and California have been facing a winter drought. Fewer than half of the trails at Northstar at Lake Tahoe were open over the weekend. Credit: Steve Jurvetson/CC-BY-2.0

Scientists say snow seasons like the U.S. West is experiencing now will become more common as global temperatures rise, and economic costs will go up, as well.

By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News

Months of exceptionally warm weather and an early winter snow drought across big swaths of the West have left the snowpack at record-low levels in parts of the Central and Southern Rockies, raising concerns about water shortages and economic damage.

Drought spread across large parts of the Western United States this month, and storms that moved across the region in early January made up only a small part of the deficit. Runoff from melting snow is now projected to be less than 50 percent of average in key river basins in the central and southern Rockies.

Most of the region’s annual water cycle starts as thick layers of mountain snow that accumulate during winter and melt slowly in spring. If the snows don’t come, there’s no water to fill the reservoirs.

A series of recent studies examines how vulnerable that snowpack is to rising temperatures, and how the economic costs from the declining snowpack could soar into the hundreds of billions of dollars.

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Donald Trump is destroying his own presidency

Published on May 31, 2017

The investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia is serious, but what’s imperiling Donald Trump’s presidency is, well, Donald Trump. Vox’s editor-in-chief Ezra Klein explains.

The chocolate science hype machin


Published on Jan 15, 2018

The dark side of mars-sponsored chocolate studies. Read more about the science of chocolate health on Vox: http://bit.ly/2mCn3TJ http://bit.ly/2Db4Fei