According to a report from NJ.com, the state of New Jersey gave $3.8 million in financial aid to 749 illegal immigrant students in the last academic year. More than a quarter of the funding went to 328 illegal immigrants that attend Rutgers University. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a law last year that allowed illegal immigrants to apply for financial aid. Prior to the signing, illegal immigrants were permitted to apply to pay in-state tuition at public universities but they were not eligible for financial aid.
Goldman banker and current (outgoing) BOE governor, Mark Carney, who in his lunchtime address laid out a shocking, radical proposal - perhaps the most stunning thing to ever be unveiled at Jackson Hole - urging to replace the US Dollar with a "Libra-like" reserve currency in a dramatic revamp of the global monetary, financial and economic order...
"If there is a SCOTUS vacancy next year and @senatemajldr carries through on his extraordinary promise to fill it-despite his own previous precedent in blocking Garland-it will tear this country apart," David Axelrod said in a tweet Friday afternoon.
He was referring to how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said earlier this year that the Senate would consider a presidential nominee to fill a vacancy on the court if one occurred in 2020.
“Oh, we’d fill it," the Kentucky Republican said at an event in May...
Amazon has removed hundreds of toxic and unsafe products from its site after a Wall Street Journal report found thousands of listings from third-party sellers don’t comply with federal safety standards. Thousands of problematic products remain. More than 4,000 items for sale on Amazon have been declared unsafe by federal agencies, including 2,000 listings for children’s toys and medications. The Journal also identified 157 items Amazon had already banned still listed on the site, and one product it tested had lead levels that exceed federal limits.
In 2013, Whole Foods gave plant-based meat start-up Beyond Meat its first shot at selling its vegan "chicken" strips at Whole Foods locations across the country. Early believers and investors in the product were billionaires Bill Gates and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone... "but some of these that are extremely popular now that are taking the world by storm, if you look at the ingredients, they are super, highly processed foods"... "I don't think eating highly processed foods is healthy. I think people thrive on eating whole foods," Mackey says. "As for health, I will not endorse that, and that is about as big of criticism that I will do in public." And Mackey isn't alone. Some dietitians aren't completely sold on the plant-based burger craze either.
For months, the NRA has been immersed in its own problems, seeing top leaders exit and facing questions about its money management. A Fox News poll released last week indicated the organization, for the first time, has a net negative rating from voters... Another pro-gun group, Gun Owners of America, talked up its efforts to fight gun control measures, telling Fox News the organization’s staff is “pounding the halls of Congress, urging lawmakers to vote down gun control, and to instead pass legislation encouraging concealed carry"... While the smaller rivals see an opening, they face a big challenge in raising the massive amount of money the NRA does: According to reports, the NRA brought in $412 million and spent a total of $423 million last year.
Starting on October 1st, the 250 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, currently being taxed at 25%, will be taxed at 30%.Additionally, the remaining 300 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, that was being taxed from September 1st at 10%, will now be taxed at 15%...
Each of those skulls had been melded into a different shape, possibly as a way to show they belonged to a specific cultural group... Their analysis revealed that the skeletons were all males who had died between ages 12 and 16. They all showed evidence of malnutrition, but that's not necessarily how they died. They could have had "some kind of disease that killed them quickly and didn't leave any traces on their bones," such as plague... Analysis also revealed that the three had lived between A.D. 415 and 560, a time that corresponds to the Great Migration Period...
DNA analysis of the ancient trio revealed that one of them had a West Eurasian ancestry, another a near-Eastern ancestry and the third an East Asian ancestry... The boy who was of near-Eastern ancestry had a circular-erect type cranial deformation, which means that the frontal bone behind the forehead was flattened and the height of the skull was "significantly increased," Novak said. The boy who likely came from West Eurasia didn't have any skull deformation, and the boy with East Asian ancestry had a skull with an "oblique" deformation, which means the skull was elongated diagonally upward.
The statement is important because more than 500 million hectares — some 13 percent of the world’s forest — are affected by the largest certification systems, which are intended to reassure consumers that the wood they buy is sustainably sourced. The scientists argue that genetically engineered (GE) trees can make significant contributions to sustainable forest management — especially now that forests face mounting stresses posed by invasive pests and climate change.
In making their call, the scientists noted the “great promise” shown by field trials of trees with traits related to sustainability, such as productivity, wood quality, pest and stress resistance, protection of endangered species and reproductive control. They also pointed out that there are no hazards unique to GE [Gene-Edited] methods compared with conventional breeding methods.
Are Genetically-Engineered Trees The Answer, Or Another Problem?
Those 'environmentalists' that push for tree biotechnology claim to be providing solutions. For example, they will say these trees will grow faster and provide more wood, resist disease, be able to withstand droughts, etc. But this is a clear example of how the proclaimed search for solutions to nature's woes can be manipulated and run amok. During the Obama years, they were promoting the conversion of forests into fuel-burning "energy crops" and scaling them for industrial use. Looking to profit from this, they were selling the idea of genetically edited trees would secrete certain chemicals and other useful properties used for fuel, plastics, and other things.
The idea of contaminating native forests with GMO trees is extremely questionable and dangerously risky. Since trees can spread seeds and pollen over great distances, contamination would be irreversible. Unfortunately in the U.S., testing has been implemented in the south with over 250,000 eucalyptus trees.
Many countries have tried putting a stop to planting Genetically-Engineered Trees on their land, for good reasons. Many people reject GMOs, whether it be trees, and/or foods, because those that do this for profit are not knowledgeable or wise enough to "control" the code of life. Cross-contamination was and will never be controlled and will only lead to further erosion of nature.
The much-anticipated opinion finds that an alternative route for the oil pipeline through the state “is in the public interest,” a major victory for pipeline backers. The issue has been languishing in state courts for nearly a decade as TransCanada (now known as TC Energy) struggled to route its pipeline around environmentally and culturally sensitive regions and, since 2017, pushed to take advantage of a pipeline-friendly president. The ruling allows TransCanada to move ahead with a route previously approved by the Nebraska Public Service Commission and bestows eminent domain power on the company.
At least three of Facebook’s early backers for its planned Libra stablecoin launch are considering withdrawing their support in light of the fierce regulatory pushback. A report from the Financial Times on Aug. 23 alleges that two founding partners of Facebook’s Libra Association have held discussions about what their “right next steps” should be. One further — again unnamed — backer is purportedly concerned that their public support for Libra will draw unwanted regulatory scrutiny of their own, independent businesses.
A former General Services Administration manager had oral sex with a White House staffer on the rooftop of the agency’s headquarters and drank alcohol in his office, according to an inspector general report. Former GSA associate administrator Brennan Hart admitted to investigators that he escorted a White House staffer into the GSA’s central office at 1800 F Street in Washington in July 2017 and made drinks for himself and the unidentified worker with vodka he kept at his desk, according to the report...
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just completed three weeks of radiation treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the U.S. Supreme Court disclosed Friday. The radiation therapy, conducted on an outpatient basis, began Aug. 5, shortly after a localized cancerous tumor was discovered on Ginsburg's pancreas. The treatment included the insertion of a stent in Ginsburg's bile duct, according to a statement issued by the court.