Tag: 2018

“It’s Quite Scary”- Climate Scientists Alarmed as Europe Melts in Record Heat

Stockholm (AFP) – Researchers expressed concern Thursday about the rapid pace of climate change, after a glacier on Sweden’s Kebnekaise mountain melted so much in sweltering Arctic temperatures that it is no longer the country’s highest point.

“It’s quite scary,” Gunhild Ninis Rosqvist, a Stockholm University geography professor who has been measuring the glacier for many years as part of climate change research, told AFP.

via “It’s Quite Scary”- Climate Scientists Alarmed as Europe Melts in Record Heat

Parliament faces a new year but it’s still the same old circus

Yes, the conservative “carnies” are starting the year on an upbeat note. A far cry from last time when they strapped ringmaster Turnbull to the “Wheel of Death”, where a conga line of human cannonballs took turns firing themselves at him as he spun, faster and faster to the right.

via Parliament faces a new year but it’s still the same old circus

Trump Asks ‘Why Are We Letting People From Shithole Countries Come Here?’ | Crooks and Liars

 

It took nearly a year, but finally Trump’s racism oozed out all over the White House today during a discussion on immigration.

According to a Washington Post report, Trump went off during a discussion on immigration reform and the DREAM act compromise reportedly agreed to by lawmakers, asking “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

Trump was specifically referring to immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Africa as lawmakers proposed restoring protections for immigrants from those countries.

via Trump Asks ‘Why Are We Letting People From Shithole Countries Come Here?’ | Crooks and Liars

You may not have liked the past Year but the Arms Industry Loved It | Informed Comment

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with profits flowing, and political clout solidifying, the arms industry will begin 2018 happier than ever. President Obama was a good friend to them, approving more than double the value of arms sales reached by George W. Bush. Trump, it seems, will be even better.

You may not have liked the past Year but the Arms Industry Loved It | Informed Comment