The Hillary Clinton campaign made multiple payments to a company that specializes in hard drive and document destruction, campaign finance records show.
The payments, which were recorded in February and March of 2016, went to the Nevada-based American Document Destruction, Inc., which claims expertise in destroying hard drives or “anything else that a hard drive can come from.”
If the end of that last line seems a little odd, it's because free beacon sort of omitted the full line:
We now physically destroy hard drives, whether from a desktop or a laptop computer, printers, or anything else a hard drive can come from.
Well, that makes more sense. Granny's mob had no comment.
The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents.
The subpoena was part of a national, coordinated legal campaign by state attorneys general and left-wing advocacy groups to use the legal system against companies and organizations that disagree with and advocate against Democratic policies to address global climate change.
Walker’s subpoena is itself of dubious legality, according to some legal experts.
“What they’re doing looks like a restrict the First Amendment free speech rights of people they don’t agree concerted scheme to with,” itself a potential violation of federal law, wrote University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds.
Democratics don't care; laws are for the little people, not them. If using the IRS to target conservatives doesn't work, they'll just find other ways to try to shut down any opposition.
They love to yap about Tolerance™ as though they owned the trademark. But in practice, they make jihadists look reasonable.
One need only look at the recent abuses from EPA, BLM, and the IRS to see what they're really about. And since those challenges have by and large been turned away, they now hope to corrupt the judicial system. Leftists have been working long and hard to destroy our representative republic, and now they're pushing the buttons in an effort to move the country into absolute tyranny.
And they seem to be succeeding; disagree with them at your peril.
Given McCarthy’s lifelong service in appointed civil service positions after getting her B.A. in Social Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, she really hasn’t had much direct experience in elected office and the operations of the legislature, so it’s perhaps forgivable if she really doesn’t quite understand how all of this works.
The serial abuser that Obama appointed to head the EPA has perhaps noticed that her fellow totalitarians are unlikely to win in the coming election cycle, and she has vowed that EPA will "not go down without a fight". I reckon that this means we can set aside the fact that every time an EPA "law" enacted under her tenure has been taken to federal court, EPA gets smacked down. EPA fights all the time to enact "laws" to restrict freedom, and when they get smacked in the courts, they go right back at it.
They're incapable of learning, which is why the agency should be dismantled. Nixon had good intentions when he established the agency, but I doubt that he envisioned the sort of monster into which it has morphed.
Many, many Warmists have agitated to go after climate skeptics for their heretical belief that Mankind is not responsible for the majority of the minimal global warming since 1850 (or whatever date they choose to attempt to prop up their cult). Sitting elected officials like Sheldon Whitehouse. Former ones like Al Gore. A man running for president, Bernie Sanders, published as his official platform that he will “Bring climate deniers to justice”, a tyrannical view of the government. The examples of this assault on personal belief, science, and the First Amendment are continuous and breathtaking.
Now, the AG of the US Virgin Islands is going after one of those "deniers" - despite the fact that the Islands depend upon ships and planes to acquire their goods and services. Nothing like some good hypocrisy.
Oh boy...the journal PLoS ONE is a scientific journal that's not paywalled, but an article that they published recently is generating a heck of a lot of heat:
The explicit functional link indicates that the biomechanical characteristic of tendinous connective architecture between muscles and articulations is the proper design by the Creator to perform a multitude of daily tasks in a comfortable way.
The journal eventually retracted the paper, as researchers who study such things pointed out that one does not have to turn to a Creator to explain how physical characteristics appeared - which doesn't mean that they're atheists, just that they don't invoke God in describing the scientific perspective.
So we're all good now, right? I can still haz my grants?
“It has been claimed that the early-2000s global warming slowdown or hiatus, characterized by a reduced rate of global surface warming, has been overstated, lacks sound scientific basis, or is unsupported by observations. The evidence presented here contradicts these claims,” the paper in Nature Climate Change says.
Among the authors of this ground-breaking observation? Yeah, Michael Mann, inventor of the "hockey-stick" that showed everyone we were all gonna die because of "anthropogenic global warming".
As noted here for years, that AGW thing is baloney; we don't control the climate, the sun and the planet control the climate. It's one thing to live with a light "footprint", which is always a good idea. It's quite another to force people to abide by your religious beliefs.
"Streetcar" Charlie, ostensibly the mayor of the burg, has a laundry list of things he wants to get done before he leaves orifice. High on that list: passing a "residential energy disclosure requirement". He wants every home for sale or rent to post an "energy performance score", which of course the owner would be required to pay for prior to selling or renting. They'd have to pay for an "energy analysis" - which sounds like one of the former First Squeeze's wet dreams. After all, she fancied herself as "working for the Earth".
This is a really great idea, because it would add to housing costs in a city where rents are already unaffordable and home ownership is completely out of the park for many people. But it's "Green&Sustainable", so Streetcar's all in on that.
We really like our place here in the west hills, with the views and despite the winds - but we've seen too much from up here, so we're hoping to peddle the place and move outside the reach of Portland and the Metro regional "government". Streetcar's move just amps us up to move sooner than later.
Flight El Al 5 from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles ended up diverting for an emergency landing at Logan International Airport in Billings, Montana after an engine fire indicator alarm went off, stranding 279 passengers and the 20-person flight crew. It being the wilds of Montana, you can imagine how they were received.
Yes, despite its status as an international airport, Logan's actually quite small, so the international wing was packed with people:
And as the landing occurred shortly after 6 a.m., there wasn't much in the way of food available. So two residents rounded up and purchased kosher food for 300 and rolled it on out to the airport - the mother and daughter remarked that they'd not heard that much Hebrew since visiting Israel. They also found a rabbi in Bozeman, who made the 150-mile drive to assist.
Although the crew couldn't find anything wrong with the engine, it remained grounded until El Al mechanical crews could arrive to diagnose the issue, so everybody got to spend the night sequestered in the international wing. Fortunately, a flight from Newark to Billings arrived the next afternoon, so the passengers were able to continue on. The flight crew was stuck there, however, until another jet could arrive to haul them back. At last report, they were still waiting.
New research from Pew indicates that fewer people in the USA are sitting in them:
Religion is apparently weakening in America. A new report from the Pew Research Center shows that the percentage of Americans who say they believe in God, pray daily and attend church regularly is declining.
Looks like the only solution is to import more Muslims.