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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated;
but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end
for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." —C. S. Lewis (1898–1963)

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“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” —Thomas Jefferson

“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error.
It is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”
—Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
“Immigrants soon find their place in urban life, they soon adopt, externally, town manners and opinions, but for a long time they remain foreign to civic thought. One cannot make a social philosophy one’s own as easily as a new costume. . . More menacing than barbarians storming the walls from without are the seeming citizens within – those who are citizens in gesture, but not in thought.”
—Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, p. 38 (1922)
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.”
—Pericles, Greek statesman, 495–429 BC

“I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of
individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.”
F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government (1973)

Truth is always stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense. — Mark Twain

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. — H. L. Mencken

"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance.
The one thing it cannot be is moderately important." — C.S. Lewis

To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil,
and in some small way to become evil oneself. —Theodore Dalrymple 


"Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward,
an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative,
by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction.
The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear."
—Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand

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My Finest Hour
The Climategate Scandal 10 Years On

James Delingpole
Climategate mattered because it offered the first solid proof that the scientific establishment wasn't being altogether honest about man-made global warming. Up until that point, one or two of us had had our suspicions. But this was the breakthrough; the moment when the alarmists were caught red-handed with egg over their face and their trousers down.

The Ukraine Scandal Spreads
John Hinderaker
I take it as a given that Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma paid the Biden family a $3 million bribe. Now: A State Department official who served in the U.S. embassy in Kiev told Congress that the Obama administration tried in 2016 to partner with the Ukrainian gas firm that employed Hunter Biden but the project was blocked over corruption concerns.

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Week ending 10 November 2019

The Media Protected Jeffrey Epstein and Crucified Brett Kavanaugh
Washington Examiner
This week, Project Veritas released a video featuring ABC News anchor Amy Robach on set, speaking in August with a running camera and a hot mic. In her conversation with others off-camera, apparently during a setup or commercial break, Robach noted with some frustration that she had the story about the allegations against Jeffrey Epstein all to herself three years ago and with about as much detail as anyone could expect. But her network, she added, inexplicably refused to air it.
Obama Administration Tried to Partner with Hunter Biden's
Ukrainian Gas Firm but was Blocked Over Corruption Concerns

George Kent, the former charge d'affair at the Kiev embassy, said in testimony released Thursday that the State Department's main foreign aid agency, known as USAID, planned to co-sponsor a clean energy project with Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian gas firm that employed Hunter Biden as a board member. At the time of the proposed project, Burisma was under investigation in Ukraine for alleged corruption.
Testimony: How Trump Helped Ukraine
Byron York
One notable and little-reported conclusion emerging from the House Democratic impeachment proceedings is a consensus among some foreign policy professionals that President Trump's Ukraine policy has been an improvement over President Barack Obama's. The Trump aid program has significantly helped Ukraine defend itself against Russia, according to three career foreign policy officials whose impeachment investigation testimony has been released in recent days:
‘Stink to high heaven’: Graham Warns the Whistleblower is
Likely a ‘deep state’ Friend of Schiff

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina claimed revelations that the whistleblower could be from the “deep state” may change the public’s outlook on impeachment. During a Sunday interview on Fox News, Graham explained the whistleblower’s connection to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and members of the Obama administration make the impeachment effort “stink to high heaven.”
Dem Leader Tells GOP to 'GET LOST'
Over Impeachment Inquiry Witness List

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries blasted Republicans and labeled them as a "#CoverUpCaucus" after they submitted a list of witnesses they would like to call for public testimony as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Trump. Jeffries, D-N.Y., also questioned the validity of the witnesses in a brief but fiery tweet Sunday morning directed at his counterparts across the aisle.
Impeachment Is Not Why Democrats Will Lose
Don Surber
Impeachment alone does not doom Democrats in 2020. Their ideas also doom them. Their candidates espouse ideas that not only are contrary to the American experience, but contrary to the American ideals. The primary anti-American idea Democrats espouse is the confiscation of guns.
A Fracking Ban Could Be a
Dicey Proposal for Democrats in 2020

New polling of four battleground states shows the Green New Deal concept is highly popular, while calls to ban hydraulic fracturing could create political headwinds. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have embraced both ideas, while Joe Biden has not called for a fracking ban.
"Too Many to Count":
The Global Persecution of Christians

Raymond Ibrahim
"4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons," noted Open Doors in its World Watch List 2019. "On average, that's 11 Christians killed every day for their faith." Additionally, "2,625 Christians were detained without trial, arrested, sentenced and imprisoned" and "1,266 churches or Christian buildings were attacked."
Gov. Brown Vetoed 2016 Bill Aimed at Power Line, Wildfire Safety
A year ago, a bipartisan bill aimed at reducing the risk of wildfires from overhead electrical lines went to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. It was vetoed. The author of the measure – passed unanimously by both houses of the Legislature – now says the governor missed out on a chance to tackle one of his state's longstanding vulnerabilities: massive wildfires endangering residential communities.

Trump to Gavin Newsom on California Fires: 'Get Your Act Together';
Update – Newsom Responds

President Donald Trump criticized California Governor Gavin Newsom on Sunday for his poor management of the recent California fires, especially bad forest management that Trump blames for the rapid spread of the blazes. Trump has criticized California's poor forest management before. A year ago, the president slammed California's forest management policies.
SIX Times Joe Biden Cited Major Life Events That
Never Actually Happened

Daniel Newton
It is fair to say Joe Biden has become a gaffe machine. His continued slip-ups and blunders have become so glaringly apparent that even the liberals rooting for him are becoming embarrassed. Recently, Biden claimed twice he met with Parkland, Florida, shooting survivors when he was Vice President, but there was one small problem. He was out of office when the attack took place.
Global Warming Alarmists Out Themselves – Again
"the freedom to breed is intolerable"

I & I Editorial Board
The global warming true believers are convinced of their moral superiority. In their minds, they're just better people. But better people don't advocate thinning of the human population. The alarmists do. More than 11,000 scientist signatories... believe that because the global population is "still increasing by roughly 80 million people per year, or more than 200,000 per day,"  it "must be stabilized – and, ideally, gradually reduced."
African Leaders Say Their Need for Coal and Oil
Outweighs Climate Concerns

A handful of protesters on the ground floor of the cavernous Cape Town International Convention Centre spread fake oil on the ground and chanted, demanding an end to fossil fuels... "Under no circumstances are we going to be apologizing," said Gabriel Obiang Lima, energy minister of Equatorial Guinea, adding that they need to exploit those resources to create jobs and boost economic development.
600M people lack access to electricity
Female Gun Owners: We Prefer the AR-15
In the aftermath of a recent Florida self-defense shooting, female gun owners argued that the AR-15 provides specific advantages to women for home defense, vehemently rejecting the views of gun-control activists who insist the firearm is unnecessary. Speaking with the Washington Free Beacon on Friday, five female firearm owners and advocates said the AR-15 platform offers several features that are ideal for women specifically.
Bloomberg Suggests Disarming Minorities to 'keep them alive'
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly argued Friday that guns need to be kept out of the hands of minorities in order to keep them alive. While speaking at the Aspen Institute, Mr. Bloomberg, 72, said 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: a male minority between the ages of 15 and 25, The Aspen Times reported. Cities need to get guns out of this group's hands and keep them alive, the former three-term mayor said, according to The Times.

Jindal on Michael Bloomberg:
'This Guy Could Use Some Humility.'

Michael Bloomberg's recent comment that, "I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I'm not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It's not even close." [April 2014]
Newly Elected Virginia Senator
Had Been Jailed for Having Sex with Teenager

Matt Margolis
In 2014, Joe Morrissey, then a 57-year-old delegate to the Virginia General Assembly, plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and was sentenced to 12 months in jail (with six months suspended) because of a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old office assistant at his law firm. On Tuesday, he won his election to the Virginia Senate. I'll give you one guess what his political affiliation is.
Columbia Professor Who Fled Communism Resigns,
Says University is Becoming Full Blown Communistic

A Romania-born academic says he recently left his tenured position at Columbia University because the Ivy League school is "on its way toward full blown communism," according to a Romanian TV interview translated by a Romanian-American immigrant. Prof. Andrei Serban, an award-winning director, complained about the increasing social justice demands he faced in the theater department in the interview.
Teenage Girl Suspended from School for Refusing to
Wear Pro-LGBT Remembrance Day Item

A 17-year-old girl, Natalie Bird, has been suspended from school for refusing to wear a Remembrance Day poppy containing a rainbow in support of LGBT+ causes. Bird announced the news of her cousin's suspension on social media, following her rejection of the newly added rainbow into the traditional red and black poppy to commemorate the millions of young soldiers who lost their lives in the two World Wars.
Was accused of hate speech
Ivy League Sex Ed: Harvard Hosts
'Anal Sex 101,' 'Oral Sex 101' and 'fatphobia' Workshops

This year, Sex Week kicked off with "Sticky: A (Self) Love Story" and "Feel Those Good Vibrations: Sex Toys 101." On Tuesday students were offered a sex education class as well as "What's What in the Butt?: Anal Sex 101." On Wednesday a "Tantric Sex 101" workshop was followed by a panel on racial preferences and dating. Thursday brought an STD panel and reproductive justice workshop to campus.

Week ending 3 November 2019

It's Time to Take TDS Seriously
Court Anderson
I want to break it down, this thing we call Trump Derangement Syndrome. Conservatives chuckle about it, but in its more extreme iterations, TDS isn't funny. It's painful to watch a friend or loved one seemingly lose control of their faculties based on their hatred of the president. Rational thought, proportion, logic: all abandoned due to an unhealthy, media-fueled obsession.
Pelosi's Halloween Impeachment Vote was an
Enormous Strategic Defeat – Let Me Explain

Newt Gingrich
The Halloween vote for impeachment was an enormous strategic defeat for Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She admitted seven months ago... that a purely partisan impeachment vote was wrong and dangerous. She was right. Senate Republicans have been so turned off by the House Democrats that Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, one of President Trump's more outspoken Republican members, has called their effort "a partisan clown show."
This Impeachment Subverts the Constitution
David B. Rivkin Jr., Elizabeth Price Foley
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has directed committees investigating President Trump to "proceed under that umbrella of impeachment inquiry," but the House has never authorized such an inquiry. Democrats have been seeking to impeach Mr. Trump since the party took control of the House, though it isn't clear for what offense. Lawmakers and commentators have suggested various possibilities, but none amount to an impeachable offense. The effort is akin to a constitutionally proscribed bill of attainder – a legislative effort to punish a disfavored person. The Senate should treat it accordingly.
Bill of Attainder

GOP Reps Say Schiff Stopped Impeachment Witness from
Answering Certain GOP Questions

"It's clear Pelosi needs to declare a mistrial," Scalise said. "This has been a tainted process from the start. What happened today confirms even worse just how poorly Adam Schiff is handling this process, denying the ability for Republicans to even ask basic questions that are critical to the heart of whether or not a President of the United States is impeached."
The 'Evil Party' Earns Its Name with Shameful Impeachment Attempt
Roger L. Simon
For years, D.C. insiders called Democrats "The Evil Party" and Republicans "The Stupid Party." That seemed an oversimplification but not so much anymore. With this vicious, un-American and psychologically deranged attempt to impeach Donald Trump (or whatever this meretricious plan is – a way forward?) without evidence of the remotest substance, the Democrats reveal themselves to be evil indeed – and without quotation marks.
Should Trump Get a Third Term
If He's Impeached and Acquitted? Hmmmmm ...

Glenn Harlan Reynolds
The ill-considered impeachment efforts against President Donald Trump have seriously interfered with his first term as president. Thus, argues constitutional scholar William Mattox in The Wall Street Journal, if acquitted, Trump should be eligible for a third term, notwithstanding the two-term limit in the 22nd Amendment.
Hey, AOC, California Wildfires Look Like
Government Dereliction of Duty Not Climate Change

Daniel Turner
If a mayor or a governor, or even the president, can blame everything on the ethereal and yet omnipotent "climate change" he can quite literally wash his hands of responsibility and justify both lethargy and incompetence. Sure, an administrator could take steps to mitigate California's fires, but climate change is different. In the months where California was fire-free (roughly mid-December 2018 and mid-May 2019) what did the state do to prevent fires? Nothing. Why? Climate change.
Media Mum on Study Debunking Radicalization Myth – Why?
Jeff Charles
One of the most often-overlooked aspects of media bias is the fact that the press deceives the public not just by what they report and how, but also by which stories they choose to ignore. For being the so-called arbiters of truth, the Fourth Estate does not seem overly interested in setting the record straight when it comes to false narratives about conservatives.
Lieawatha's ‘Medicare for All Calculator’ Claims Everyone Saves
The “Medicare for All Calculator” provided by Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign fails to give realistic or detailed answers, claiming that her program benefits the user no matter which answers they provide. Warren released her $52 trillion Medicare for All proposal on Friday, which she says will not require a tax hike on middle class Americans, despite the fact it will harm workers in the form of suppressed wages, as Breitbart News reported.
The Giga and Terra Scam of Offshore Wind Energy
Paul Driessen
I've said it many times before, but obviously need to say it yet again: Wind and sunshine may be renewable, sustainable and eco-friendly. But the turbines, solar panels, transmission lines, lands, raw materials and dead birds required to harness this widely dispersed, intermittent, unreliable, weather-dependent energy to benefit humanity absolutely are not.
Trump's Defiant Message to Washington:
My Approach to Alliances Just Worked

Uri Friedman
This morning... Trump found himself in a better position than at any time in the three years of his presidency to issue a rejoinder to the critics of his foreign policy. In authorizing the Special Forces raid that killed the Islamic State's founder and leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, his message was essentially:
How Baghdadi's Death Reveals Trump's Clever Syria Strategy;
Leaves Putin with Syria Headaches as U.S. Withdraws

Joseph Klein
So much for the critics who claimed that President Trump's troop withdrawal from the portion of the Syria-Turkey border where Syrian Kurds had been living under temporary U.S. protection was a gift to ISIS. The successful al-Baghdadi operation speaks for itself, coming just a few months after al-Baghdadi's so-called caliphate was eliminated. Moreover, the president made clear that this operation was not a one-off mission.
Was it Trump's Magic Wand That Turned the
Washington Post Into a Laughingstock?

Clarice Feldman
I'm beginning to think that hidden somewhere in the White House or Trump Tower there's a magic wand that the president wields which turns his detractors – old Obama hands, make-believe conservative politicians and commentators, Democrats, and the media, into laughingstocks. If so, this weekend he waved it over the Washington Post.
Huge October Payrolls Beat: 128K Jobs Added as
Black Unemployment Rate Hits All Time Low

With Wall Street expecting the first double-digit payrolls report since May, largely as a result of over 40K GM jobs not accounted for due to the strike, and with some whispers even hinting at a negative print, moments ago the BLS surprised once again, reporting that in October, the U.S. added 128K jobs, a huge beat to the 85K expected, with the September payrolls report revised sharply higher to 180K from 136K.
Record 158,510,000 Americans Employed in October;
23rd Record for Trump

Following September's blockbuster employment report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday said more records were set in October. A record 158,510,000 Americans are now working, the 23rd such record since President Donald Trump took office.
N.Y. Justice Dem: White Male Terrorism is ‘Biggest Issue’ in U.S.
A New York City congressional candidate endorsed by the same progressive group that backed Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) called “white male domestic terrorism” the “biggest issue in our country.” Democrat congressional hopeful Jamaal Bowman ranked “white male domestic terrorism” as America’s most urgent problem while downplaying the issue of illegal immigration at a Monday appearance on “The Hardy Report” podcast.
School District to Teach 8-Year-Olds How to Engage in Sodomy
Critics Were Shouted Down by pro-LGBT Protesters

A Texas school district has voted to approve a new sex education program for 8-year-olds that will teach children how to engage in sodomy, how to put on condoms, and that gender is "non-binary." Despite strong opposition from parents, the Austin Independent School District gave the green light for the plan... Schools will now also encourage children to attend LGBTQ “pride” events and discover other ways to become transgender “allies.”
Accomplice in ‘Largest Data Theft In Senate History,’ Leading to Doxxing of Republicans During Kavanaugh Hearings, Gets Probation
Federal Judge Thomas F. Hogan sentenced a former Democratic Senate aide to probation Monday for her role in what prosecutors called the “largest data theft in Senate history.” Samantha G. DeForest Davis sold her office key to fired IT aide Jackson Cosko, who used it to repeatedly break in to the office and install spy devices on computers, prosecutors said.
The New York Times Says Airing National Anthem on TV
Could Trigger Viewers Who Hear 'political overtones'

The New York Times poo-pooed the long-standing tradition of television stations airing the "The Star-Spangled Banner" because some night owl viewers could be offended by the "politically charged" national anthem. The piece, written by culture reporter Julia Jacobs and published Wednesday, is headlined "Local TV Revives a Bygone Tradition: Airing the National Anthem," and declares that the song can "be a dividing line" for some Americans.
Leftist Univ. N. Carolina Student Arrested AGAIN,
This Time for Harassing Pro-Life Demonstrator

The Genocide Awareness Project, an anti-abortion movement, displayed explicit images depicting abortion as comparable to genocide, as reported by The Daily Tar Heel. Police charged graduate student Maya Little with misdemeanor larceny for her actions at the event, according to a police report obtained by Campus Reform.
Elderly Vet Has Guns Seized After Criticizing
School Resource Officer for Allegedly Leaving His Post

An 84-year-old veteran of the Korean war who also served as a police officer for decades was relieved of his job as a crossing guard and had his guns seized after criticizing a school resource officer (SRO) for allegedly leaving his post during school hours.
The problem with Red Flag Laws
3 Black Women Beat Homeless Man to Death for a Racial Slur
Towards a Child – Child Later Admits Racial Slur Never Happened

Dean Garrison
Black culture is in big trouble in America, and we can blame the media and their Democrat controllers for pushing this "hate whitey" nonsense. 3 Black women beat a white homeless man to death for alleged racial slurs toward one of their children. The child later admitted that the story was fabricated.
California Boy, 13, Complained of Bullying at School
Days Before Fatal Sucker Punch

A 13-year-old boy who died last month after he was sucker-punched by classmates had complained of bullying to an administrator at his Southern California middle school days before the alleged assault, a lawyer representing his family said on Tuesday. Dave Ring said he had filed a wrongful death claim against the Moreno Valley Unified School District on behalf of the family of Diego Stolz. The claim serves as a precursor to a wrongful death lawsuit.
Oregon Antifa Activist Sentenced to Nearly Six Years for
Cracking Man's Skull

An Oregon antifa activist was sentenced Friday to nearly six years in prison for using an expandable baton to crack the skull of another man at a June melee pitting right-wing activists against protesters from the left-wing anarchist group. Gage Halupowski, 24, of Oregon City received 70 months after pleading guilty to second-degree assault in connection with the June 29 attack on Adam Kelly in Portland.

Week ending 27 October 2019

Trump Economy Surges and Biden and Obama Hog the Credit
Stephen Moore
Joe Biden is at it again – living in his own parallel universe. The same former vice president who says that his son, Hunter, was hired by the Ukrainian oil and gas company because of his expertise in energy policy is now claiming that President Trump has "squandered" the strong Obama economy he inherited. Here is how Mr. Biden put it in a speech last week in Scranton, Pennsylvania: "Donald Trump inherited a strong economy from Barack and me."
We're Number One!
John Hinderacker
When it comes to energy and the environment, the United States ranks a clear number one among the world's nations. Not only have we increased our energy production, courtesy of fracking, to the point that we are the world's pre-eminent energy power, we have, at the same time, reduced our pollution and our CO2 emissions (if you think that matters) more than any other country.
Defense Officials Release Shocking Details of Al-Baghdadi Raid:
‘Six Helicopters,’ ’50-70 Members of Delta Force’

Defense Department officials are slowly leaking out details of the shocking raid in western Syria that resulted in the death of ISIS mastermind, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – and there may even be video of the exact moment al-Baghdadi detonated his own suicide vest, killing himself and several members of his family so that he couldn’t be taken alive by the American military.

Daily Mail
: Inside the Raid That Killed Al-Baghdadi

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed when he detonated a suicide vest as US Army Special Ops forces closed in on his hideout in northwestern Syria. Between 50 and 70 members of the US Army Delta Force and Rangers flew in on six helicopters and surrounded al-Baghdadi during the overnight raid in Syria's Idlib province, an official source told Fox News.
Trump Says He Didn’t Notify Congress of Baghdadi Raid
 Out of Fear of Leaks

President Donald Trump said Sunday morning that he did not notify members of Congress ahead of the raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi out of fear of leaks that could put special forces in danger. The president told members of his administration to keep the raid secret and not notify Congress that special forces killed Baghdadi on Saturday night in northern Syria.
Update on the Star Chamber That is the "impeachment inquiry"
You may have noticed that I've not been writing about every twist and turn of the current "impeachment inquiry" run by House Democrats. That's because it's a travesty and an obvious one at that. If the process is rotten, the whole thing is rotten. The way the hearings have been structured is prejudicial on the face of it. The proceedings have been completely orchestrated by a prosecution (the Democratic Party) determined to find Trump guilty.
What is 'Star Chamber'?
Trump Accuses Obama of Treason for 'spying'
On His 2016 Campaign

Paul Bedard
Attorney General William Barr earlier this year said he was looking into whether "improper surveillance" may have occurred in 2016. "I think spying did occur," he said. He has tasked a prosecutor to look into Obama officials and other officials who sparked the Russia collusion investigation into Trump after a report showed no collusion. New reports on that investigation described it as "criminal" in nature.
Michael Flynn's Lawyers Claim Lisa Page
Altered FBI Interview Record to Frame Him

Lawyers for former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn reportedly filed a motion on Thursday in which they allege that the Department of Justice manipulated a document to frame their client and is withholding exculpatory evidence. The apparent "sealed" filing, dated October 24, 2019, was posted to social media on Thursday evening.
Clapper: "take the kill shot on Flynn"
NYT Confirms Ukraine Didn't Know U.S. Froze Aid at
Time of July 25 Call: 'Can't Have Quid Pro Quo with No Quo'

The New York Times unwittingly confirmed the veracity of the GOP argument that there could be no quid pro quo because Ukraine did not know the United States had delayed the release of aid for the Eastern European country at the time of the July 25 call. In an article on Wednesday, the newspaper actually tried to discredit the argument but ended up confirming it instead.
Eco Madness May Be Reason for
Disastrous Boeing 737 MAX Safety Issues

Miranda Devine
The pressure on Boeing to deliver climate outcomes was relentless. In order to achieve its green goal, Boeing had to use much bigger engines that didn’t fit in the usual position under the wing of the repurposed, 53-year-old 737 design. The engines had to be moved forward and hoisted higher. As a result, the aerodynamics changed, and the planes had a tendency to pitch up and potentially stall on takeoff.
Schumer Announces Plan to Nix Virtually Every
Gas Powered Vehicle in the Country

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer is preparing to spend hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars on a plan that would fast-track the elimination of nearly every gas-powered vehicle in the country. The Senate's top Democrat wants to spend a massive amount of money enticing Americans to exchange their gas-guzzling vehicles for an electric car.
What First Responders Don't Know About Fiery Electric Vehicles
Lithium-Ion Batteries, Once Ignited, Are Extremely Difficult to Douse

After an out-of-control Tesla Model S plowed into a stand of palm trees on a highway median outside Fort Lauderdale last month, police rushed to put out the ensuing blaze using a department-issued fire extinguisher. It was a wasted effort. The car kept on burning after the crash, which killed the driver.
Tesla's Futuristic Door Handles Blamed for Death in Fiery Wreck
The futuristic door handles on Tesla Inc.'s Model S are being blamed for a fatal crash in which a police officer was unable to pull a man to safety from his burning car. A police officer couldn't open the doors because the handles were retracted and bystanders watched helplessly as the car filled with smoke and flames...
California's Power Blackouts, Energy Nightmare and More
Are Coming Your Way, America

Tom Del Beccaro
If you don't live in California you may think this is all irrelevant – but you'd be wrong. Democrats seeking their party's 2020 presidential nomination have already embraced some of the same Big Government and radical environmental policies that have brought blackouts to California – and could bring power outages and shortages to our entire nation should one of them become the next president.
Waters Pays Daughter $56K More from Campaign
Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) continues to pay tens of thousands of dollars from her campaign's coffers to her daughter for running a slate mailer operation while other debts remain untouched, filings show. Waters's campaign committee disbursed $56,000 to the congresswoman's daughter Karen during the third quarter, according to the committee's most recent filings.
Did Hillary Strike a Nerve?
A. Dru Kristenev
Exhausted as we may be by Hillary Clinton's unending blame parade, she may have accidentally (purposefully?) shone a light on the sham that is Tulsi Gabbard. Whether or not Hillary meant to place Gabbard in the limelight by tagging one of the female candidates as a Russian asset, the 2016 Democrat nominee may have unwittingly done us all a favor by driving the Hawaiian representative to out herself as the socialist she truly is...

The Odd Conservative Love Affair With Tulsi Gabbard
Kurt Schlichter
Sometimes we forget that Tulsi is a leftist, and that she would screw up health care, open the borders and impose all sorts of climate hoax nonsense. Just because she has doubts about offing babies in the third trimester, as opposed to supporting abortion until high school graduation, does not make her pro-life. She would take your guns, she would take your money, and she would generally make Barack Obama look like William F. Buckley.
Gabbard's leftism only appears lucid when compared to the remaining Dems
Revealed: Joe Biden Twice Used His Position as Senator to
Intervene to Boost Son Hunter's Lobbying

Joe Biden privately contacted the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice when he was a senior and influential U.S. senator to discuss issues that his son Hunter's firm was being paid to lobby on, according to government records. On at least two occasions, Biden contacted federal departments to discuss issues related to Hunter's firm's lobbying clients, according to records reviewed by the Washington Examiner.
Reuters: Hunter Biden Never Worked in Ukraine in
Five Years on Burisma's Board

Biden got $50,000 a month in salary and never had to come to the home office? That's quite a gig, especially for a corporate board director. Normally, those positions involve responsibility for overseeing the operations of the organization and ensuring regulatory compliance, which is tough to do when one never sets foot in the country where the corporation operates.
Warren Took Thousands from Teachers’ Unions Before
Charter School Flip-Flop

In 2004, Warren argued that vouchers "relieve parents" from relying on failing public schools. Her campaign's newly-released education plan attacks charter schools and school choice. Warren's reversal comes after the Massachusetts senator took more than $2.5 million in campaign cash from the education industry throughout her political career.
House Ethics Probe Targets Lawmaker for Office Affair;
Second Democrat Sex Scandal in as Many Days

The House Ethics Committee on Thursday announced an investigation into allegations that Del. Michael F.Q. San Nicolas had a sexual relationship with a member of his congressional staff. It was the second investigation the committee launched in as many days that involved a Democratic member having sex with a staff member, which is prohibited under House ethics rules.
University Seminar Teaches Faculty Not to
Judge ‘Quality’ of Writing When Grading

American University is hosting a seminar next month to teach faculty how to assess writing without judging its quality. In the seminar’s own words: “grading ain’t just grading.” It’s led by Asao Inoue, a University of Washington-Tacoma professor, and the purpose is to pursue “antiracist ends” through writing assessments.
Substituting SJ ideologues’ bigotry for instruction in composition
New Generation of Kids Embrace Firearms and Shooting Sports
David Smith
Judging by the media coverage one would think that their anti-gun narrative is the pervasive attitude among school children. It's not... Rather than being fearful of guns, many kids see firearms for what they are: tools used to perform certain tasks and, in this case, sporting equipment not unlike a javelin in track and field or a bat in baseball.
Male Runner Wins NCAA Conference's 'Female Athlete of the Week'
Matt Margolis
Jonathan Eastwood (yes, I'm deadnaming, sue me) previously competed on the men's team but joined the women's cross-country team at the University of Montana this fall. By joining the women's team and competing under the name June Eastwood, he became the first "transgender" athlete to compete on an NCAA Division I women's running team – which is likely the only reason he was given the honor.
Texas Jury Rules Seven-Year-Old Boy Can
 Undergo 'Gender Transitioning'

A jury has ruled against Jeffrey Younger, the father who is trying to protect his seven-year-old son, James, from chemical castration via a gender "transition." This means James' mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas, will be able to continue "transitioning" him into "Luna," and now has full authority to start him on puberty blockers and eventually cross-sex hormones...
Is Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy the Cause of Parents
Pushing Kids to Become Transsexual?

John Hawkins
"Mommy, I'm a girl!" It is beyond belief, especially since 10 years ago, across the political spectrum, almost no one would have gone along with this. There haven't been any great scientific discoveries or reasons that this makes sense, the political winds just shifted and half the country, including to their eternal shame, many teachers, government officials & psychologists, just went along with it.
Seattle Enacts 'Sin Tax' on Home Heating Oil;
Low Income Earners Suffer Most

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan signed into law Monday a new tax on the sale of home heating oil, saying the action will combat climate change by encouraging residents to move quicker to clean heating systems. The tax of 24 cents per gallon will be collected starting Sept. 1, 2020, and the city expects it to raise $1.6 million in 2021. As many as 18,000 Seattle households still use oil heat.
Council Member Proposes Moving Courthouse Out of Seattle,
Cites Crime Issues

The issues of crime, intimidation, parking and an aging building have one King County Council member calling for an unusual move that hasn’t happened since King County was formed 167 years ago. Council member Kathy Lambert wants to move the county seat out of Seattle to another city or unincorporated area of the county.
That's called surrender
Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giunnulli, Other Parents
 Face New College Admissions Scandal Charges

"Full House" star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are among 11 of the 15 parents linked to the college admissions scandal to be slapped with additional charges, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. The new charges in the third superseding indictment alleged that the 11 defendants bribed employees at the University of Southern California (USC) to help their children gain admission to the school.

Week ending 20 October 2019

Trump Didn’t Sell Out the Kurds by Pulling Out of Syria
Kenneth R. Timmerman
The national media blasted President Trump’s withdrawal of 50 US military advisors from the Syrian border with Turkey as a “sellout,” a “betrayal” and a “huge strategic blunder.” Let’s be clear: None of them truly care about the Kurds. Otherwise, they would have been sending correspondents and camera crews to Rojava, as the Kurds call northern Syria, on a regular basis.
How Erdogan Planned This Ethnic Cleansing All Along
Malcolm Lowe
As the Voice of America itself reported on January 23, Erdogan's plan was to resettle three million or more refugees from other parts of Syria in this "security zone" extending twenty miles deep into Syria. Twenty miles may not sound much, but - the VOA omitted to mention – almost all the Kurdish towns of northeastern Syria lie within that area.
AG Barr Expands Mysterious Review
Into Origin of Russia Investigation

The prosecutor conducting the review, Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, has expressed his intent to interview a number of current and former intelligence officials involved in examining Russia’s effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, including former CIA Director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James Clapper, Brennan told NBC News.
Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Shreds Pelosi
Over Antics in Meeting with Trump

"I'll tell you what. I was in that meeting," Grisham said. "The president walked in. He greeted everybody, as he does, and Speaker Pelosi started out the meeting – it was actually quite bizarre. She had no intentions of sitting there. We had military people. We had people there to brief them. And she was not going to listen." "She got up. She stormed out. Her focus was getting to the cameras," Grisham continued. "It was funny to watch Schumer chase after her.
Pelosi and Impeachment – There Have Already Been 3 Votes.
Here's Why There May Not Be a Fourth

Jason Chaffetz
Speaker Pelosi isn't refusing to hold a vote on impeachment. She is refusing to hold a fourth vote on impeachment. There have already been three votes.  They all failed. Miserably. In other words, Congress has explicitly voted NOT to pursue impeachment. In December 2017, January 2018, and against in July 2019 under Pelosi's leadership, the House held votes on whether to open an impeachment inquiry. The results weren't even close.
The Democrats' Debate Was Unconstitutional
I & I Editorial Board
Tuesday night's CNN/New York Times debate of the Democratic presidential candidates was filled with propositions to radicalize American society, from confiscation of law-abiding citizens' guns to adopting Canada's single-payer health system ... But, astonishingly, it also showcased casual discussion of the federal government adopting policies that would stab the Constitution of the United States in the heart – in particular those of Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Must Read! Explains what the MSM won't say.
Trump Campaign To Sue CNN Over Pro-Impeachment Bias,
Demands 'substantial payment'

Paul Bedard

In a four-page letter to CNN, Zucker, and Executive Vice President David Vigilante, Trump attorney Charles J. Harder cited years of anti-Trump bias at the network and claimed the cable giant has broken its promise of "excellence in journalism." He added, "Never in the history of this country has a President been the subject of such a sustained barrage of unfair, unfounded, unethical and unlawful attacks by so-called 'mainstream' news, as the current situation."
Study: Latino-Owned Businesses Growing at
Record Pace in Trump Economy

Latino-owned businesses are experiencing significant growth thanks to a strong economy, a Biz2Credit study found. Rohit Arora, Biz2Credit’s CEO, said Latino business owners are enjoying a 46 percent jump in revenue this year, which will bolster the nation’s thriving economy.
Terror Attacks in France: A Culture of Denial
Alain Destexhe
Beyond the political sphere, there is also a culture a denial of the Islamist threat in the French media. Journalists, academics and politicians, with a few exceptions, have consistently played down not only the risk of terrorist attacks but also the threat of growing Salafist radicalization in the country.
NYT: Venezuela's Water System is Collapsing
The brick shack on the outskirts of Venezuela's capital is crowded with tubs, jugs and buckets. The water they hold must last the family of eight for a week – but it's not enough for frequent washing or flushing, so the kitchen is filled with greasy pots and the house smells of stale urine. And none of the water is treated, making diarrhea and vomit a regular occurrence.
ICE Identifies Hundreds of Migrants Allegedly Lying
About Their Family Status

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the El Paso area have identified 238 fraudulent families, 50 adults falsely claiming to be minors, and have seized hundreds of documents attempting to support these migrants’ claims, according to an ICE statement released Thursday.
California Governor Signs Bill Letting
Murderers and Violent Criminals Serve on Juries

Law Enforcement Today
Now, in another sign that the inmates are running the prison, the governor of California has approved "The Right to a Jury of Your Peers". It's a move that will allow people with a prior felony conviction to serve on juries in California for the first time. Prior to this, there was a law in California that excluded felons from jury service.
Explosive Text Messages Reveal Boeing Knew of
MCAS Aggression in 2016 and Misled FAA

The two lead technical pilots on the Boeing 737 Max program exchanged bantering texts in 2016 revealing that the plane's flight control system, which two years later went haywire on the two crash flights in Indonesia and Ethiopia, was behaving aggressively and strangely in their simulator sessions. Boeing has known about these messages for many months.
Subsidized Diners Demand We Pay Mandatory Tips
Michael Shannon
I may have discovered the real reason people living in blue states don't contribute as much to charity as those living in red states. It's not that they are hypocrites whose compassion doesn't extend to their own wallets. It's because all their discretionary giving is going to restaurant tips. Getting woke is getting expensive.
Verizon Scrambles to Unload HuffPost Amidst
Huge Layoffs and Turmoil – Fake News Sites Are Crumbling.

AOL bought HuffPost back in 2011 for $315 million, and then Verizon gained control over the leftist news site after they acquired AOL in 2015 for a stunning $4.4 billion. They are now looking to dump it as the public grows weary of fake news, particularly the site’s biased and deceptive coverage against President Donald Trump.
Flashback: Biden Previously Defended Another Instance Where
His Son Benefited from His Political Career

It turns out this isn't the first time Hunter has benefited from his father's connections. Back in 2008, Tom Brokaw grilled Joe Biden about Hunter being hired by MBNA, a credit card company based in Delaware, right out of law school. Biden had received campaign contributions from the company before and was even working on a bill MBNA backed.
Elizabeth Warren:
Transgender Border Crossers ‘Must’ Be Released into U.S.

Warren, with Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where she demands that transgender border crossers and illegal aliens be released into the U.S. rather than being held in Mexico under President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy.
'Most Egregious Media Error of the Week':
Stelter Slams ABC for Showing Fake Syria Video

CNN host Brian Stelter slammed ABC News for showing a video of gunfire and explosions claiming it to be northern Syria under fire by the Turkish military that was actually footage from a Kentucky gun range. ABC aired the video twice last weekend before removing it.
Incredible! Fake news attacks fake news.
‘I, I, I Don’t Know’: Anderson Cooper
Stumps Kamala Harris with a Single, Simple Question

CNN’s Anderson Cooper stumped Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris on Friday night when he asked her what specific laws President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has broken. Harris spoke to Cooper on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” and the host asked Harris for her reaction to reports that Giuliani tried to override the Ukrainian embassy and State Department in an effort to get a visa for Viktor Shokin, a former Ukrainian prosecutor.
Campaign Trail Woes:
Justin Trudeau Faces Protestors Wearing Blackface

Photos of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing blackface surfaced back in September. The original picture showed Trudeau with a painted brown face at an “Arabian Nights” party held by the West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver in 2001. He was teaching at the private school. Trudeau thought the scandal was behind him but it turns out Canadian voters haven't forgotten.
Transgender Lobby Forces Sanitary Towel-Maker Always to
Ditch Venus Logo - Feminists Cry Foul

The maker of Always sanitary pads has given in to claims of discrimination by transgender men and removed the ‘Venus’ symbol of the female sex from the wrapping. Outraged women are now boycotting the leading brand after the decision by makers Procter & Gamble (P&G) to kowtow to trans activists who were born female and still use sanitary products.
Obama Staffer Slams Mulvaney for Admitting ‘Quid Pro Quo’ –
Then Concedes it Happens All the Time

Former White House communications director Jen Psaki criticized White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney for admitting to a “quid pro quo” – and then almost immediately conceded that such arrangements were common practice. Psaki joined Sunday’s panel discussion on CNN’s “State of the Union” discussing Mulvaney’s Friday press conference.

Week ending 13 October 2019

Our Fireman is a Salty Sailor
Tammy Keener
Sometimes God uses the no-nonsense, salty sailor to get the job done. Appreciating what the man is doing doesn't mean we worship the salty sailor or even desire to be like the salty sailor. It doesn't even mean God admires the salty sailor. Maybe He just knows he's necessary for such a time as this.
Madness of Leftist Zealots
Michael Goodwin
The blame game is part of any standoff and this one is no exception. Half the country blames Trump for our national discord, and they are partially right, though not for the reasons they believe... Yet singling out Trump for the turmoil engulfing the country is possible only if you disregard the No. 1 contributor: the refusal of Democrats and most of the media to accept the results of the 2016 election.
Ukraine President: We're Ready to Investigate
Ukraine's Alleged Meddling in 2016 U.S. Election

During a "press marathon" on Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the topic of his famous July 25 phone call with President Trump, including one of the "favors" Trump mentioned: to look into "the whole situation" of Ukraine's role in the 2016 U.S. election.
New Revelation Blows Up Entire Premise of Impeachment Inquiry: Ukraine Reopened Investigation Into Biden in March 2019
Investigative reporter John Solomon appeared on "Hannity" Tuesday night to present new documents which show Ukraine had reopened an investigation into Hunter Biden's payments from Burisma four months before the July 25th conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Mueller Was Pursuing FBI Director Job When He
Met with Trump in 2017 – Rod Rosenstein Hid the Info

Multiple administration officials tell Fox News that when Robert Mueller met with President Trump in May of 2017, Mueller was indeed pursuing the open post as the director of the FBI – something the former Russia probe special counsel denied under oath during congressional testimony this summer. These officials also told Fox News government documents showed Mueller was pursuing the job as a candidate himself.
Ex-CIA Head Brennan on Trump Attacks:
“I may have relied on ‘bad information’”

Former head of the CIA John Brennan admitted on Monday that he may have relied on "bad information" for his relentless attacks on President Trump. Brennan – who once warned that "our Nation's future is at stake" – told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he may have been misled on the extent of Trump's connections to Russia.
Brennan seems to be feeling the heat of a criminal indictment!
Did Former DNI James Clapper
Implicate Barack Obama in Trump Spying Scandal?

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who served under Barack Obama, was interviewed on CNN Monday morning. During this interview, Clapper defended the actions of the intelligence community during the 2016 election, and let a very crucial detail slip... "It's kind of disconcerting now to be investigated for, you know, having done our duty and done what we were told to do by the president," Clapper added.
Intel Community IG Stonewalling Congress on
Backdated Whistleblower Rule Changes

Sean Davis
As The Federalist reported and the ICIG confirmed, the spy watchdog secretly changed its whistleblower forms and internal rules in September to eliminate a requirement that whistleblowers provide first-hand evidence to support any allegations of wrongdoing. In a press release last week, the ICIG confessed that it changed its rules in response to an anti-Trump complaint filed on August 12.
Did Jim Comey Spy on Loretta Lynch?
Post Editorial Board
Was then-FBI chief Jim Comey spying on his boss, Attorney General Loretta Lynch? He apparently had a "highly placed informant" in her office reporting on her doings as of May 2016, which is pretty darn close to "spying" in most books. We know: Comey famously considers it an "investigation," not "spying," when it's official FBI business – but it's hard to see how secretly monitoring the AG's office could be official work for the Bureau.
Indictment of DIA Analyst Shows How
'Journalists' Sleep with Sources for Juicy Leaks

Henry Kyle Frese, a 30-year-old employee at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), has been arrested after being charged with leaking classified data to the media. Authorities claim that one journalist was apparently sleeping with Frese for the leaks, showing the seedy, sex-driven nature of the fake news industry. This is not the first time that sex has been used as a weapon by a fake news presstitute in order to gain access to classified intel.
Hunter Biden Leaves China Board as Trump Attacks Hit Home
Hunter Biden is walking away from the board of a Chinese-backed private equity company as part of a public pledge to disavow all foreign work if his father, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, gains the presidency in 2020. The 49-year-old doesn’t state whether he will be divesting from BHR (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Company. The company was set up in 2013 to invest Chinese capital outside of China.
BOMBSHELL: Audio, Email Evidence Shows DNC Colluded with Ukraine to Boost Hillary by Harming Trump
The Blaze has released an audio recording that they recently obtained that appears to show Artem Sytnyk, Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, admitting that he tried to boost the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton by sabotaging then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign. The connection between the DNC and the Ukrainian government was veteran Democratic operative Alexandra Chalupa...
Big news over there, crickets here.
Fauxahontas was Caught in Another Lie.
This One is About Her Previous Career as a Teacher.

Warren caught in another lieSenator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has repeatedly said she was a special needs school teacher but she was fired because she was "visibly pregnant." It's become part of her typical stomping speech, a part of her so-called "resume." It turns out Warrens' narrative was nothing but a lie.
Elizabeth Warren's Pregnancy Discrimination Fib Uncovered by Bernie-supporting Socialist, Not "right wing" as Warren Claims
William A. Jacobson
An important narrative in Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign is that she lost a teaching job early in her career because she was pregnant. Yet that narrative has been largely-debunked by Warren's own words in a 2007 interview, and through records obtained by the Washington Free Beacon and others. This story of Warren changing her tune started with a Bernie-backing Socialist who writes for a Socialist magazine.
Germany Warns of Repeat of 2015 Migrant Influx Into EU
There is a Need for a Common European Asylum Policy

Germany warned on Tuesday of a repeat of the chaotic influx of migrants that caught the European Union unprepared in 2015, with Greece and Cyprus sounding alarms over a fresh surge of arrivals from neighboring Turkey. EU ministers were meeting to discuss migration as Greece has again become the main gateway to Europe for people fleeing wars and poverty in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, with U.N. data showing nearly 45,600 arrivals by sea so far this year.
So much for 'open borders'
Incredible! Paris Police Attacker Had Top Secret Security Clearance
MickaŽl Harpon, who stabbed three police officers and a woman civil servant to death before he was killed at Paris police headquarters on October 3rd, was a radical Islamist with a top secret security clearance and access to all computers in the police prefecture's directorate of intelligence, known as the DRPP. This mind-boggling fact has shaken President Emmanuel Macron's administration.
Coroner Identifies Three Gautemalan Men Who Died After
Ramming Into Security Barrier at Robins Air Force Base

The names of the three men who were killed when their vehicle crashed into a security barrier at a Robins Air Force Base gate have been released. Houston County Coroner Danny Galpin identified the deceased as Yaney Perez-Perez, 20, Adar Lopez-Morales and Evelio Perez.
MSM largely ignores this story
Dick's CEO Turns Perfectly Good Rifles Into Scrap Metal to
Make a Point of Some Kind

Stephen Green
What a really futile and stupid gesture on the part of Dick's Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack. Stack revealed that his company reduced $5 million worth of AR-15s and similar semiautomatic sporting rifles into "scrap metal." Stack explained, "I said, 'You know what? If we really think these things should be off the street, we need to destroy them.'" And then he did.
Greta Thunberg Misses Out on Nobel Peace Prize as the
Award is Given to Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia's prime minister Abiy Ahmed has today been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize – beating eco-campaigner Greta Thunberg, who was tipped to receive the honor. However, the Norwegian Nobel Committee chose Abiy Ahmed, who at 43 is the youngest leader in Africa, to join the list of previous prize winners, such as Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter and Mikhail Gorbachev.
Gosh, all he did was make peace!
San Francisco, Hostage to the Homeless
Heather Mac Donald
For the last three decades, San Francisco has conducted a real-life experiment in what happens when a society stops enforcing bourgeois norms of behavior. The city has done so in the name of compassion toward the homeless. The results have been the opposite: street squalor and misery have increased, even as government expenditures have ballooned. [Very long, very thorough.]
Unprecedented Power Outages Begin In California As
Winds Bring Critical Fire Danger

The first power cutoffs, expected to affect 513,000 customers, began shortly after midnight [Tuesday 10/8]. The blackouts will impact 34 counties in Central and Northern California. It would be the biggest power shutdown so far as utilities across the state attempt to reduce wildfire risk due to heavy wind.
Oxygen-Dependent Man Dies
12 Minutes After PG&E Cuts Power to His Home

A Northern California man dependent on oxygen supply died Wednesday just after power cuts from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. affected his home, fire officials said Friday. Robert Mardis, 67, died roughly 12 minutes after PG&E cut power to his home and the surrounding area. An autopsy report concluded the man died of severe coronary artery atherosclerosis, according to the Sacramento Bee.
Californians Learning That Solar Panels Don't Work in Blackouts
Californians have embraced rooftop solar panels more than anyone in the U.S., but many are learning the hard way the systems won't keep the lights on during blackouts. That's because most panels are designed to supply power to the grid – not directly to houses. During the heat of the day, solar systems can crank out more juice than a home can handle. Conversely, they don't produce power at all at night.
Son of a gun!
Tesla Owners in California Get a Warning to Charge Their Cars
Before the Power Goes Out

Pacific General & Electric (PG&E) is cutting power across large swaths of Northern California, including the Bay Area, in a drastic bid to prevent wildfires. Now Tesla is warning people that before they settle into their outage outrage, they should really charge up their electric cars.
Duke Energy Company Says Their Solar Power Program Is
Increasing NOx Pollution

A seven-month investigation and numerous public information requests have revealed the move to increase solar power might be leading to an increase in the very emissions alternative energy sources aim to reduce. Duke spokeswoman Kim Crawford confirmed that increased solar power on the state's electric grid is increasing emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx), a dangerous air pollutant.
Other unintended consequences abound

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