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Did forced focus on green energy lead to California’s devastating wildfires?

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Posted by    Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 8:00pm 2/2/2019 at 8:00pm
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Last November, large sections of California became a hellscape as wildfires devastated areas that have suffered drought conditions, overgrown brush, and environmental restrictions that prohibited appropriate forest management plans from being implemented.

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DOJ Charges Chinese Tech Giant Huawei and Its CFO With Stealing Trade Secrets, Misleading Banks About Iran Dealings

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Posted by    Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 1:00pm 1/31/2019 at 1:00pm
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We have been following the developments related to Canada’s arrest of China’s Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, who faces extradition to the United States on suspicion she violated U.S. trade sanctions against Iran.

The Department of Justice officially unsealed charges against...

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American press excited that Midwest is having a winter storm…in January

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 1:00pm 1/30/2019 at 1:00pm
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The news cycle has been overwhelmed with chilling stories of the Midwest being colder than the continent of Antarctica this week.

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California may cut state’s pot taxes to help lagging legal sales

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 7:30pm 1/29/2019 at 7:30pm

Late last year, I noted that over-taxation and over-regulation have impacted the amount of tax generated from marijuana sales in California.
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Final Battle for Alexander the Great’s Legacy concludes with Greece reaching deal with North Macedonia

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Posted by    Monday, January 28, 2019 at 8:30pm 1/28/2019 at 8:30pm

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the subsequent independence of the Balkans, one of the most hotly contested issues has been between Greece and the neighboring entity that had been calling itself the “Republic of Macedonia”.

The origin of this struggle has been the legacy of Alexander the Great, the...

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Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants over the next 19 years

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Posted by    Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00am 1/28/2019 at 9:00am

Germany has officially revealed plans to shut down all 84 of its coal-fired power plants over the next 19 years in its quest against climate change.

The announcement marked a significant shift for Europe’s largest country — a nation that had long been a leader on cutting CO2 emissions before turning into a...

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France’s ‘Yellow Vest” protesters angry at #FakeNews media as well as at bureaucrats

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Posted by    Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 12:00pm 1/27/2019 at 12:00pm

Perhaps the most undercovered major news story today is the continuing ‘Yellow Vest’ protests in France.

They continued for the 11th week, and protesters clashed with security forces in Paris and several other cities.

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Public health emergency declared over measles near Portland, Oregon

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Posted by    Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:00am 1/25/2019 at 7:00am
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A public health emergency has been declared in Clark County, Washington, which is near the border of Oregon and close to Portland. The declaration is a result of an ongoing measles outbreak.

According to the latest update from the county’s Department of Health, 23 cases of measles have been confirmed and health...

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Trump administration to launch new missile defense plan

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Posted by    Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 9:00am 1/24/2019 at 9:00am
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Following up on his initiating Space Force, President Donald Trump has launched a new missile defense plan.

Unveiling a revamped missile defense plan, President Donald Trump said Thursday that the United States is prepared to make use of space as a potential battleground.

“My upcoming budget will invest in a space-based missile defense...

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Egard Watch Company video counters Gillette’s “Toxic Masculinity” ad

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 9:00am 1/22/2019 at 9:00am
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It appears that one company’s executive was making notes on the response to the Gillette’s man-shaming video, “The Best a Man Can Be”.
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Ahead of Summit #2, North Korea says it wants to transform peninsula into “Peace Zone”

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Posted by    Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 12:00pm 1/20/2019 at 12:00pm
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As a follow-up to the historic Singapore Summit, we noted that President Donald Trump plans to hold a second summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in February.

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China offers to go on $1Trillion “shopping spree” to reduce U.S. trade deficit

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Posted by    Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 5:30pm 1/19/2019 at 5:30pm
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In the midst of the clash between President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Buzzfeed rumors, trade talks between the U.S. and China have been chugging along, with an aim to reach an agreement to end the tariff dispute before the 90-day truce agreed to by President Trump and China’s Xi...

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Settled Science: Opioid overdose claims more lives than car crashes

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Posted by    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:00am 1/18/2019 at 7:00am
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We recently noted that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that drug overdose deaths surpassed 72,000 in 2017, with fentanyl overdoses contributing significantly to this grim, new statistic.

New analysis of mortality statistics shows that for the first time in American history, the odds of dying from an opioid overdose are...

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Yellow Vest protestor shot in the back of the head by French police

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Posted by    Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 9:00pm 1/17/2019 at 9:00pm
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While the American press has been focused on President Trump and hamburgers, there have been serious developments related to the Yellow Vest protests in France.
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California’s New Governor Wants to Tax Drinking Water

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:00am 1/16/2019 at 7:00am
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California Governor Gavin Newsom certainly has been busy since assuming office Jan 7th.

Within hours of becoming the state’s Chief Executive, the highly progressive former mayor of the disease-ridden city of San Francisco proposed offering free healthcare benefits to illegal immigrants under the age of 26.
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#SchoolShutdown: Los Angeles teachers go on strike

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 5:00pm 1/15/2019 at 5:00pm
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Over 30,000 teacher are now on strike in Los Angeles County.
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As California burned, state politicos headed to Hawaii with utility executives

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 7:00am 1/15/2019 at 7:00am
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Legal insurrection readers will recall the historic wildfires of 2018, which included the destruction of Paradise and subsequent lawsuits filed against Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) by survivors.

Now reports have  revealed that while wildfires raged, state

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