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Violence and dozens of arson attacks in Copenhagen after anti-Islam politician throws Koran in migrant neighbourhood
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Britain
Pelosi meets Corbyn and Labour rebels, highlights anti-Semitism on left
[IsraelTimes] London visit by US Speaker of the House comes amid controversy within her own party over remarks by freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

The Speaker of the House, leading a European tour with senior Democrats, met Sunday with three members of Parliament who defected from the Labour Party in large part because they said its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, did not adequately address anti-Semitism within the party.
Poor Speaker Pelosi, trying so hard to row against the tide. It would not surprise me if she and other senior Democrats retire before the next election, decrying the newfound abandonment of civility or some such nonsense, even as the Labour party continues to drive away Jewish MPs and voters — and populist anti-immigration parties gain voters and seats across the West.

London mayor, a Muslim, joins Jewish Labour group in solidarity with community
Taqqiya:
[IsraelTimes] Sadiq Khan laments ‘depressing collapse of trust between Labour and Jewish community,’ day after Corbyn is heard admitting evidence of Jew hatred in party may have been ignored.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Let's see who they vote for.
Posted by: gorb || 04/16/2019 9:39 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Bill Weld joins 2020 race as GOP challenger to Trump
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] "Republican"
Posted by: Fred || 04/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Whadda Maroon.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/16/2019 7:28 Comments || Top||

#2  So he's not a libertarian now?

And - no one cares, Bill.
Posted by: Raj || 04/16/2019 8:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Never heard of it, not going to vote for it, it should just go away.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 04/16/2019 11:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Who?
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/16/2019 11:10 Comments || Top||

#5  met him once on an airplane from NY to Boston. Voted for him for governor as the lesser of two evils. Seems like he is still mediocre at best and not representative of the US.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/16/2019 11:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Someone wants to put presidential candidate on their resume.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/16/2019 12:57 Comments || Top||

#7  Letting Romney sit this one out.
Posted by: Iblis || 04/16/2019 13:29 Comments || Top||

#8  We don't need anymore rinos.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/16/2019 13:54 Comments || Top||

#9  I used to like the old booze bag. He was good for Massachusetts at the time, but not for making America great again.
Posted by: Regular joe || 04/16/2019 14:47 Comments || Top||

#10  I believe that the last MA governor who was good was named Adams.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/16/2019 17:58 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Ilhan Omar Calls For Release Of Egyptian Prisoner With Terrorist Ties
From a few days ago.
[Jpost] Congresswoman Ilhan Omar
Somali-American Dem representative from Minnesota. She is apparently married to her brother and may be her own grandmaw...
is calling for the release of a terrorist.

On her Twitter page last week, Omar demanded that US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
push for the release of a senior member of the Egyptian Moslem Brüderbund, Hoda Abdelmonem.

Omar posted a photo of herself meeting with pro-Moslem Brüderbund campaigners and retweeted an Al Jazeera video that calls for Abdelmonem’s release.

The Moslem Brüderbund is classified as a terrorist organization in many countries, including Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, the United Arab Emirates, Russia and Egypt. Republicans have long lobbied Congress to classify the group as a terrorist organization in the United States, too.

The terrorist organization is one of the oldest in the world. It promotes a platform called "The Project," an 18-page plan that is focused on destroying the Western world from within its border. That plan charts the groundwork of jihadists for establishing an Islamic government in North America.

Several Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, and al-Qaeda activists have been trained by the Moslem Brüderbund.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  Yes, release them from this mortal coil.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/16/2019 10:12 Comments || Top||

#2  You'll know it's over when you hear I/O is a "Russian Agent working with Trump."

Or maybe these a$$clowns believe they have a "lock" on the '20 and are telling the opposing Electorate to go eff themselves with a pinecone.

Hoping Hubris will soon be (slyly) looking Progs in the eyes.

Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 04/16/2019 22:12 Comments || Top||


Pakistani blogger discussing congressperson ilhan omer
[twitter]


Posted by: 3dc || 04/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Government
A Totally Different USC Scandal
[CaliforniaGlobe] UCLA epidemiologist calls out USC med school professors on big money research used to establish EPA regulations.
Reason #3535 I hate big government money in research grants
University of Southern California has been grabbing headlines lately over the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scam, billed as the biggest ever college entrance scandal, including several high-profile Hollywood parents. Additionally, the former USC medical school dean was linked to drugs and prostitutes, and was forced to resign in 2018. His successor was ousted less than a year after being appointed following revelations of a sexual harassment settlement from 15 years earlier," Fox News reported, and USC gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall, 71, was accused of sexual abuse by more than 50 women over the course of more than two decades, with the school taking no action until 2016, despite the women having complained about the physician’s behavior for years. This led USC President C.L. Max Nikias, to resign in 2018.

Now California Globe can report that a number of USC professors in the Department of Preventive Medicine have received at least $268 million in air pollution research funding from the Environmental Protection Agency and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, according to Dr. James Enstrom, who believes that this massive amount of research funding has influenced their research findings and their continuing support for the South Coast Air Quality Management District regulations.

Enstrom says his belief is reinforced by USC Preventive Medicine Professors Duncan C. Thomas and Kiros T. Berhane who have failed to respond to Enstrom’s January 2019 and June 2018 emails, which summarize the latest epidemiologic evidence that PM2.5 does not cause premature deaths and that there is no justification for new SCAQMD regulations.

PM2.5 refers to atmospheric particulate matter (PM) that have a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers, which is about 3 percent the diameter of a human hair and can only be detected with an electron microscope.

SO CAL TO BE HIT WITH AIR TAX
Dr. Enstrom says this matters because all Southern California taxpayers may be forced to comply with new unjustified South Coast AQMD regulations that will be paid for with a one-half-cent sales tax being promoted by SCAQMD, under Senate Bill 732 by Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica).

"If a new regressive sales tax is approved, it will hurt every Southern California taxpayer, particularly the struggling blue collar workers who surround the two USC campuses," said Enstrom. "These issues are directly relevant to academic freedom and scientific integrity at both USC and UCLA and to the Southern California economy." According to Enstrom, it appears the South Coast AQMD has real power over USC and the research grants the school receives. Specifically, Dr. Jo Kay Ghosh, the South Coast AQMD Health Effects Officer, won’t look at Enstrom’s evidence either because it would put an end to the scheme they are running ‐ including the bill to tax the air in Southern California.

SB 732 would authorize the south coast air district board "to impose a transactions and use tax within the boundaries of the south coast district, with the moneys generated from the transactions and use tax to be used to supplement existing revenues being used for south coast district purposes." Passage of the bill would allow SCAQMD to use the money however it sees fit. The first legislative committee hearing for SB 732 will be April 24.

The Orange County Register editorial board referred to SB 732 as "a proposed law to invent a new tax district so yet another government agency can put tax hikes on the ballot."

USC PROFESSORS PLAYED ROLE IN UNJUSTIFIED REGULATIONS
"The multibillion-dollar PM2.5 regulations imposed upon Californians by EPA, CARB, SCAQMD, and SJVAPCD are scientifically and economically unjustified," Enstrom said. "USC professors have played a major role in the research and interpretation of evidence that has led to these unjustified regulations." Enstrom added, "the unwillingness by the doctors to address unethical PM2.5 science and regulations is consistent with the recent lack of ethics at the USC School of Medicine."

All of this casts doubt upon the reliability of air pollution epidemiology which has been used to establish EPA regulations, as well as air quality regulations in California by the California Air Resources board and SCAQMD. CARB in particular, has been behind some of the most devastating and dubious diesel regulations, which led to the closure of many trucking businesses, and related trucking industries.

"The regulations under which EPA and CARB are prosecuting truckers are based on dubious science. But when the cause is green virtue, such details don’t matter," reported an Oct. 18, 2015 Wall Street Journal editorial.

Overdriveonline.com reported: "While claims from scientists around the world have been made about fine diesel particulates’ health effects for years, CARB’s development of the Truck and Bus Rule, which requires all electronically-calibrated diesel engine technology prior to the 2007 emissions-spec model year to be retrofitted with diesel particulate filters or retired, in the view of the WSJ editorial board simply didn’t justify itself with science in the development:

Notably, the epidemiological study that CARB used to justify its truck rule in 2008 had to be corrected after it was revealed that the report’s lead staff scientist had purchased his statistics doctorate for $1,000 from a diploma mill. CARB later revised its estimates of premature deaths prevented by the rule down to 3,500 from 9,400. ... "

CARB based its diesel regulations on what turned out to be a mail order Ph.D. by CARB employee Hien T. Tran, who was found to have lied about having a Ph.D. in statistics from University of California, Davis. But even with full knowledge of Tran’s phony credentials, in December 2008, CARB still allowed Tran to write the health report that determined that CARB would forge ahead with drastic diesel regulations in the state.

Making matters even worse, UCLA fired Dr. Enstrom because he exposed Tran, and because his work on air pollution didn’t mesh with approved thinking, despite his prior 34 years as a researcher at UCLA. Enstrom sued the university and won his job back. And he’s determined to continue to expose that "there is NO robust relationship between PM2.5 and total mortality," in the air pollution epidemiology that has been used to establish EPA regulations, and California’s toughest-in-the-nation air quality rules.

Enstrom also notes that the World Health Organization world map of ambient PM2.5 clearly shows that PM2.5 regulations are required in China, India, and Africa, not in the San Joaquin Valley.

As Enstrom explained back in 2012, "There is now overwhelming epidemiologic evidence that particulate matter (PM), both fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and coarse particulate matter (PM10), is not related to total mortality in California." Enstrom examined all the long-term PM epidemiologic cohort studies in California, and the ways the findings from these studies have be used and/or ignored. He shared the limitations of these studies: lack of access to key databases; the ecological fallacy; failure to consider other pollutants; failure to satisfy causality criteria; and failure to consider other competing health risks. And he shared the ethical issues underlying much of PM2.5 epidemiology, clearly concluding that PM2.5 is not killing Californians and that there is not a scientific or public health basis for the many of the existing and proposed regulations designed to reduce PM levels in California.

WHO MAP OF PARTICULATES
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/16/2019 12:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Research has become corrupted in universities. Much research goes to support some political agenda.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/16/2019 13:56 Comments || Top||

#2  a map with no scale to tell what the colors mean

that's science
Posted by: lord garth || 04/16/2019 16:57 Comments || Top||

#3  a map with no scale to tell what the colors mean

It's obviously 'global warming' and / or 'climate change' affected areas!
Posted by: Raj || 04/16/2019 17:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Try THIS ONE
Posted by: Bobby || 04/16/2019 19:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Okay, that tells a story. Thanks Bobby.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 04/16/2019 21:47 Comments || Top||



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Tue 2019-04-16
  Violence and dozens of arson attacks in Copenhagen after anti-Islam politician throws Koran in migrant neighbourhood
Mon 2019-04-15
  Notre Dame Cathedral is burning
Sun 2019-04-14
  Taliban’s shadow governor for Helmand succumbs to injuries sustained in an airstrike
Sat 2019-04-13
  Algerian police fire water cannon at protesters
Fri 2019-04-12
  Sudan President al-Bashir officially arrested
Thu 2019-04-11
  Ecuador withdraws asylum from Julian Assange, arrested by UK police
Wed 2019-04-10
  Election Council Rejects Erdogan's Party Demand for Full Istanbul Recount
Tue 2019-04-09
  Maryland man accused of stealing U-Haul truck in 'ISIS-inspired attack'
Mon 2019-04-08
  Major showdown brewing in Tripoli as rival Libyan forces clash near capital city
Sun 2019-04-07
  Libya U.S. forces supporting U.S. Africa Command temporarily relocated
Sat 2019-04-06
  Egypt kills hundreds of suspected militants in disputed gun battles
Fri 2019-04-05
  German police arrest teen who says he planned shooting
Thu 2019-04-04
  Libya’s General Haftar marches on Tripoli
Wed 2019-04-03
  Bouteflika resigns
Tue 2019-04-02
  US suspends F-35 deliveries to Turkey over Russian S-400 deal

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