Daily Archives: October 24, 2019

Trump Touts Natural Gas Fracking and “Beautiful Wall” in Colorado

Oct 24, 2019

In Pittsburgh, President Trump touted his administration’s support for the natural gas industry on Wednesday, praising the growth of fracking wells in Pennsylvania and defending his plan to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord. During his keynote address to the Shale Insight energy conference, Trump also praised his administration’s construction of new barriers on the southern border.

Bq. President Donald Trump: “And we’re building a wall on the border of New Mexico. And we’re building a wall in Colorado. We’re building a beautiful wall, a big one that really works.”

In response, Colorado’s governor Jared Polis tweeted, “Colorado doesn’t border Mexico. Good thing Colorado now offers free full day kindergarten so our kids can learn basic geography.”

Inside Out | BBC South West | Extinction Rebellion

Extinction RebellionOct 23, 2019

‘How far would you – should you – go in the cause of climate change? Jemma Woodman investigates.’

Boris Johnson to try for 12 December election – BBC News

Oct 24, 2019

BBC News Oct 24, 2019

The PM has said he will give MPs more time to debate his Brexit deal, if they agree to a 12 December election.

Boris Johnson told the BBC he expected the EU to grant an extension to his 31 October deadline, even though he “really” did not want one.

But Jeremy Corbyn said he would not support an election until a no-deal Brexit is “off the table”.

EU leaders could give their verdict on delaying Brexit for up to three months on Friday.

Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg told MPs the government would on Monday table a motion calling for a general election.

Under the 2011 Fixed-Term Parliament Act, two-thirds of MPs must vote for a general election before one can be held.

Bayer up after delay of cancer linked RoundUp trial

RT America Oct 24, 2019

Three California juries have ruled against Bayer in trials over the adverse health effects of glyphosate, the active ingredient in popular weed-killer RoundUp, and the company faces thousands more cases. But the postponing of a Missouri trial until 2020 has caused Bayer stocks to climb. RT America’s Brigida Santos joins News.Views.Hughes with the details.

Can we hack climate change to save us all? | Foreign Correspondent

ABC News In-depth Feb 26, 2019

They sound like science fiction, but radical remedies to slow global warming are on the way. Eric Campbell goes in search of crazy brave ideas to save the world.

The Race is On: Secrets and Solutions of Climate (2019)

Global Documentary Apr 23, 2019

This film shows you the central shocking secrets about the global climate crisis – but also solutions we already have to avoid disaster. Everyone wants a better, brighter future, and through smart storytelling, this film opens up the climate emergency for all to take effective actions. Producers Paul Maple and Dr. James Dyke have brought together world leading experts and change makers from across the UK to explain simply this epic story and inspire hope. From climate facts and basic assumptions, to upgrading our political and economics systems, and enhancing our cities and communities. The Race is On offers understanding, ideas and motivation – be part of it. www.climateracefilm.org

Trump’s Lawyer Argues the President Can’t Be Prosecuted for Murder

Image Credit: Myspace: Stormy Daniels
Oct 24, 2019

In Manhattan, a personal attorney for Donald Trump told a federal court Wednesday that the president could neither be investigated for a crime nor prosecuted — even for murder. The argument by Trump’s attorney William S. Consovoy came as he sought to quash a subpoena seeking the president’s private financial records about hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election. During Wednesday’s hearing, Judge Denny Chin asked Consovoy about Trump’s infamous comment in 2016 that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and not lose any voters.

Judge Denny Chin: “And what’s your view on the Fifth Avenue example? Local authorities couldn’t investigate? They couldn’t do anything about it?”

William S. Consovoy: “I think once a president is removed from office, any local authority – this is not a permanent immunity.”

Judge Denny Chin: “Well, I’m talking about while in office.”

William S. Consovoy: “No.”

Judge Denny Chin “That’s the hypo[thetical]. Nothing could be done? That is your position?”

William S. Consovoy: “That is correct.”

A lawyer for Manhattan’s District Attorney’s office responded, “There is no such thing as presidential immunity for tax returns” and, “They’re making this up.”