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North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr would suppress post 9/11 torture report - Press Herald

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Press Herald

North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr would suppress post 9/11 torture report
Press Herald
WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers and rights groups criticized the Republican head of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Friday for seeking the return of copies of a report on CIA treatment of detainees after 9/11, saying he is trying to “erase ...
Democrats upset as agencies return copies of torture reportMinnesota Public Radio News
Trump Administration Returns Copies of Report on CIA Torture to CongressNew York Times
Kyle Griffin on Twitter: "Dianne Feinstein on Burr locking away the CIA torture report: "No senator—chairman or not ...Twitter

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Categories: 9/11 & False Flag

Where Trump's Climate 'Facts' Came From

crooksandliars - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 18:00

Here's an excerpt from President Trump's speech on the Paris climate accords:

Compliance with the terms of the Paris accord and the onerous energy restrictions it has placed on the United States could cost America as much as 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025, according to the National Economic Research Associates.

This includes 440,000 fewer manufacturing jobs -- not what we need. Believe me, this is not what we need -- including automobile jobs and the further decimation of vital American industries on which countless communities rely -- they rely for so much, and we would be giving them so little.

According to the same study, by 2040, compliance with the commitments put into place by the previous administration would cut production for the following sectors: paper, down 12 percent; cement, down 23 percent; iron and steel, down 38 percent; coal, and I happen to love the coal miners, down 86 percent; natural gas, down 31 percent.

The cost to the economy at this time would be close to $3 trillion in lost GDP and 6.5 million industrial jobs, while households would have 7,000 less income, and in many cases, much worse than that.

All these figures co me from the National Economic Research Associates? What is this group?

Amber Phillips of The Washington Post writes this in her annotation of the speech:

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Categories: Crooks And Liars

Mike Pence Puzzled Why Climate So Important To 'The Left'

crooksandliars - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 17:00

Future generations (and even the present one) will gape at the profound ignorance. Is Pence trying to prove that "In the land of the stupid, the half-smart man is king"? Sorry, Mike, that's Bannon's job. (h/t Kathy)

Pence during 2000 campaign for US House seat: no causal link medically identifying smoking as causing lung cancer

— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) June 2, 2017

Memo to Pence: the CEOs of GE, Goldman Sachs, and Uber are not generally viewed as "the left."

— Warren Leight (@warrenleightTV) June 2, 2017

Looks like Pence believes everyone in the world is on the left except the GOP.

Categories: Crooks And Liars

Russian Banker Runs Away From Questions About Kushner

crooksandliars - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 15:00

Sergey Gorkov, a Russian banker tied to Putin, refused to answer questions about a December meeting with Jared Kushner and made a bee-line for the x-ray machine when an NBC reporter pressured him to comment.

NBC's Keir Simmons shook hands with Gorka at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and asked, "You're a subject of intense scrutiny because of your meeting with Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner"

Gorka replied, "I will not have any comments about that."

Simmons said, "There is confusion about what exactly happened..."

"Sorry," as Gorka pushed his way past.

Simmons pushed on, "Were you talking about business or were you talking about politics?

"No comment, please."

"Have you been contacted by the FBI? Would you be prepared to talk to them? Mr. Gorkov?"

Simmons chased after him, "It's just a question of understanding what happened in the meeting."

He pushed on, "Was it a political meeting or was it an economic meeting?"

Simmons continued his questions....

NBC reports:

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CNN Reporter Scolds EPA Chief: 'You're Putting Your Head In The Sand!

crooksandliars - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 13:28

CNN's Jim Acosta confronted EPA's Scott Pruitt on his climate change wishy-washy denying during today's press briefing and finally called him out, "I think you're putting your head in the sand on this?"

Pruitt was sent out today to support Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris accords.

Pruitt, a noted climate denier was badgered with questions on if he believes in global warming and if Trump does as a well, but he constantly deflected those away.

He admitted global warming is occurring at some level and made the argument that there are too many "climate exaggerates" out there trying to control what happens.

"Human activity contributes to it in some manner," Pruitt said.

"Measuring with precision, from my perspective, the degree of human contribution is very challenging, but it still begs the question, what do we do about it?"

He continued, "People have called me a climate skeptic or a climate denier. I don't know what it means to deny the climate. I would say they're climate exaggerators."

Pruitt then used a Bret Stephens article in the NY Times, which Slate says, "It doesn’t outright reject the facts—which makes it all the more insidious," to defend his positions on climate change.

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Four FDNY officers related to 9/11 heroes among 91 promoted - New York Daily News

Google News 9/11 Feed - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 13:17

New York Daily News

Four FDNY officers related to 9/11 heroes among 91 promoted
New York Daily News
Four FDNY officers promoted Thursday were relatives of first responders who died on 9/11 or died of a 9/11-related illness, officials said. Deputy Chief Mark Egan and Lieutenants Luke Allen, Matthew Sweeney and Jesse Loughlin were among the 91 FDNY ...

Categories: 9/11 & False Flag

Thousands Mourn FDNY Firefighter Who Died of 9/11-Related Cancer - NBC New York

Google News 9/11 Feed - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:35

NBC New York

Thousands Mourn FDNY Firefighter Who Died of 9/11-Related Cancer
NBC New York
Jon Stewart fought back tears Friday as he described his friendship with a retired New York City firefighter who worked in the rescue effort following the Sept. 11 terror attacks and died after an eight-year battle with cancer. The comedian spoke at ...
Ray Pfeifer, hero for sick 9/11 firefighters, laid to rest FridayNew York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
Jon Stewart to eulogize FDNY firefighter Raymond PfeiferNewsday
Funeral Held For Hero 9/11 First Responder Ray Pfeifer « CBS New ...CBS New York
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Categories: 9/11 & False Flag

Geraldo To Fox And Friends: 'You Want Your Kid To Live In A Gas Mask?'

crooksandliars - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:16

Geraldo Rivera, argued with the three climate change denier co-hosts of Fox and Friends, asking them if they want their kids "to live in a gas mask" or "swim when I go to the deli."

As you'd expect, Fox and Friends was all in on Trump's decision to ditch the Paris agreement. because, "Amerika First, Beatches!

Geraldo, who actually loves Mike Pence and Donald Trump, didn't understand what America and the so-called president gain from yesterday's action, especially since almost the entire world has signed on and "dirty coal" is not what it once was.

When Geraldo asked what this deal is for, co-host Pete Hegseth said, "American sovereignty."

Geraldo, "At what cost, Pete?'

Pete, "Our country!"

Geraldo, "You want your kid to live in a gas mask?"

Pete replied, "I don't want an international bureaucrat in Brussels telling me what regulations I have in Pennsylvania."

Geraldo replied, "I don't want to have to swim when I go to the deli. I want the world to be as, at least as clean as it is now for my children..."

An agreement to curb life-threatening emissions for the entire planet somehow destroys U.S. sovereignty. Have you felt less sovereign lately?

This agreement was negotiated so it's not Brussels telling America how to live, Pete. The agreement is non-binding and furthermore, the US gets to set its own standards for emissions.


Categories: Crooks And Liars

Trump Reality TV: Paris Climate Exit 4 years Away- Meaningless Withdrawal Claims

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:15
Since I'm not a disciple of Cult AGW, the entire fraud surrounding & including all these accords could go away and I'd be quite happy. 

Got up this morning to a chilly 7 degrees Celsius/44 Fahrenheit- June 02/2017

Can't put my garden in because it's too cold and damp- For the first time ever, in 25 years of gardening, we covered our garden in black fabric to try and draw some heat into the soil

Where is all that AGW we were told would occur?

It was obvious that Trump, being both the psy0p and distraction, would never take the US out of this globalist engineered accord. Sure enough- He didn't.

 Certainly the distracting fake news media is aware of this. And yet I see literally reams of coverage regarding this non news

Including numerous buildings lit up in green for all the money extracted and profits made for what has to be the biggest of big lies- Ever

The media does it's duty, promoting the reality show I call "Trump under the Big Top" 

Green with Envy

 And this claim via the BBC?
The UN World Meteorological Organisation said on Friday that, in the worst scenario, the US pullout could add 0.3C to global temperatures by the end of the century.3/10ths of  of a degree Celsius by centuries end. Maybe. So in 83 years worst case scenario  is maybe one third of one degree Celsius? Based on what factors? What's the best case scenario? This is pie in the sky type stuff. It's absurd.

I'm going to make a prediction for 83 years down the road that is a valid as the Useless Nations claim- An asteroid is going to hit the planet, catastrophic damage will be done. It's going to get even colder then it is getting now and those who remain on the planet will be praying for that extra 3/10ths of ONE degree Celsius. They will make offers to the bloated golden cow effigies representing David Rockefeller and Al Gore- To save the planet (Cause they said they would) But the offering will be in vain- If not an asteroid- then a super volcano will blow and block out the sun.

 James Lovelock regretted his claims

Lovelock takes back his climate prediction- Cause it was as worthless as the UN's absurd prediction
“We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now,” Dr Lovelock reflects. “The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time. It [the temperature] has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising - carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that. The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn’t happened." Lovelock wrote ..  The Independent in 2006, he wrote, "before this century is over, billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable."From a worst case scenario of one third of one degree temperature increase there will be a few breeding pairs of people left in the Arctic??????

Over the top. Pie in the Sky. That was 11 years ago. That is an outrageous claim. He lost all credibility for his many outrageous claims. 

Instead of questioning the many,  the multitudinous, absurd claims made by the AGW shills the reverence for this cracked bunch of pottery continues.

About the fraud that is Trump's claim- He fits in well with the likes of Lovelock

Trump pulling out of climate agreement... In 4 years

 The good news: he can’t just pull the plug. Under the terms of the agreement, it’ll take four full years to officially exit, which means the next President can put a stop to this nonsense in 2020.

“In order to fulfil my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord,” Trump told a handpicked Rose Garden crowd of staffers and climate deniers. “But begin negotiations to reenter the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction on terms that are favourable to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its workers, its taxpayers. So we’re getting out. But we will start to renegotiate, and we’ll see if we can make a deal that is fair. And if we can, that’s great. And if we can’t, that’s fine.”
He is, of course, wrong on all those counts.
  • US businesses had urged Trump to stay IN the Paris agreement
  • US workers overwhelmingly favor staying IN
  • US taxpayers aren’t going to save a dime, especially once the cost of dealing with climate change is factored in (estimated in the TRILLIONS)
Since the Paris Climate Agreement is already a voluntary association with benchmark goals staggered over the next 20+ years, and since the Prexit Process is formal and takes four years, “withdrawing” this afternoon is essentially meaningless.
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Real NYC Billionaire Flips Climate Leadership In One Day

crooksandliars - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:00

One afternoon.

Michael Bloomberg organized "more than 100 businesses, nearly three dozen mayors, more than 80 university presidents and three Democratic governors." In one afternoon. It's called "The Art of the Deal" Donald and they dealt you OUT.

That liberal hippie envrio-Left rag The Wall Street Journal reports:

A group of U.S. governors, mayors, business leaders and academic institutions plan to submit an independent pledge to the United Nations promising to help meet the U.S.’s emissions reduction targets under the Paris climate accord, in a response to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the country out of the 195-nation agreement.

The group is being organized and largely funded by former New York City mayor and billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg, who also serves as a U.N. envoy on climate issues, according to a person familiar with the effort.

The group is negotiating with the U.N. to have its own National Determined Contribution or “NDC”—the individually agreed-upon emissions reduction for each participating nation under the 2015 Paris accord—accepted alongside those of the other countries, the person said.

And unlike Donald Trump, Bloomberg didn't write a check his charitable foundation won't cash. Bloomberg's Foundation is making up for the US government contribution to the Paris agreement to the tune of $15 Million.

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Dan Rather On The Most 'Psychologically Troubled President' Since Nixon

crooksandliars - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 11:00

"History is going to punish Donald Trump for this decision," Dan Rather told Lawrence O'Donnell last night about Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

Rather, who has observed presidents for decades now, didn't mince words. He said Trump is "enraged, scared, the Russian narrative is closing in on him," and said his decision wasn't grounded in anything other than his need to cultivate his base.

He called it "a very ominous moment."

"Depending how far President Trump can go and how effective he may be the rest of the way, this can make the United States second tier in terms of world leadership, at least on this subject," he said.

He said the only winners in this decision are Russia, Saudi Arabia, China -- and Steve Bannon.

"But I do think, Lawrence, it's something else at work here with President Trump. And William Marshall wrote some of this on the internet today. And that is from the outside looking in, it seems clear that he is mad.

"He has some rage. He is scared. What did he do with Russia narrative is closing in on him? Still, the investigation is about his tax returns are closing in on him. He just came back from this European trip, and he was angry with the leader of Germany, Ms. Merkel, and the new leader of France.

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Mike's Blog Round Up

crooksandliars - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:44

First Draft: Profanity is equal to… state-sanctioned violence against minorities?

The Debate Link: Some of us do take free speech seriously.

Slacktivist: Mollifying white evangelical parents over educating students.

PressThink: Getting granular with the claim that Trump is some media wizard.

This installment by Batocchio. E-mail tips to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.

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David Brooks Writes Fiction And Calls It His NY Times Column

crooksandliars - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:31

In yet another hilarious addition to the swiftly burgeoning genre of "Trump is not a Republican" fiction, Mr. David Brooks of The New York Times goes so far as to separate "Trump" (who is bad) from "People" (who are good).

No, I am not kidding.

So as an exercise for the class, let us examine the how easily the fictions Mr. David Brooks spun in The New York Times today could have been transformed into facts if Mr. David Brooks weren't, y'know, congenitally dishonest (for the record, all contrasts are intended as political and ideological observations on the unbridgeable divide between the Left and the Right in the United States and not as commentary on human nature generally or the 7.5B people with whom we share this planet.)

Here is the fiction Mr. David Brooks wrote today:

Donald Trump Poisons the World

Here is the fact:

The Republican Party Poisons the World


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‘Destructive Fossil Fuel Puppet’ Trump Ditches Climate Deal with Fact-Free Speech

globalresearch - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:20

President Donald Trump took what critics are saying is “one of the most ignorant and dangerous actions ever taken by any President” Thursday afternoon and pulled the United States out of the Paris climate agreement.

“An abdication of American leadership …

The Differences Between the Conservatives and Labour Are Defined and Stark

globalresearch - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:12

After 20-plus years of being lost in the muddy centre ground of British politics, the Labour party now stands tall again as the party of social democracy, rooted in values of social justice, participation and unity. Under the leadership of

As Tensions with US Mount, Germany Reaffirms “Strategic Partnership” with China

globalresearch - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 09:59

Under conditions of mounting tensions with the United States, Germany is expanding its already close political and economic ties with China.

At a joint press conference in Berlin with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said …

The Plot to Scapegoat Russia

globalresearch - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 09:41

The Cold War we are familiar with ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union. In his new book “The Plot to Scapegoat Russia,” lawyer and human rights activist Dan Kovalik writes about a new Cold War against Russia –

Why is ISIS Operating in the Philippines?

globalresearch - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 09:38

In response to violence allegedly instigated by ISIS in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao, imposed military rule, and threatened to extend it nationwide to defeat the threat.

What’s going on? Why did ISIS begin operating …

Boycott U.S. Firms Till Trump Signs to 195-Nation Paris Climate Agreement

globalresearch - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 09:36

U.S. President Donald Trump announced, on Thursday, June 1st, that “We’re getting out” of the global agreement on limiting the amount of greenhouse gases pouring into the Earth’s atmosphere. Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, had described the agreement (which he had

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