Climate change alarmists have convinced the public something must be done now. The reports are easily debunked as fraud... Worse yet, what should be a scientific debate, is now an unwinnable religious debate with indoctrinated kids used as tools...
Planned Parenthood chose not to comply with the administration’s enforcement of a rule that states Title X federal funds cannot be used for abortion providers. The rule does not cut back family planning funds, however. Instead, it redirects them to non-abortion providers — federally qualified healthcare centers, which outnumber Planned Parenthood clinics 20 to one.
The Guardian Program had allowed some staff and coaches to carry guns on campus after a background check, psychological exam and more than 140 hours of range training, but Florida legislators voted to extend it to teachers if their school district approves... According to the Education Commission of the States, Florida joins eight other states that have laws allowing some teachers to carry guns on campus... In Florida, the Department of Education reports 36 of the state’s 67 districts are participating however, the state’s largest school districts including Miami-Dade and Orlando have opted out of the program, choosing to rely on armed police officers instead.
Reyes Daniel Ruiz, 34, of Tracy admitted in a federal court on Monday that he hacked personal accounts of women by misusing access he gained through his previous job. A statement from the Department of Justice said Ruiz: ‘cracked user passwords, and accessed internal Yahoo systems to compromise the Yahoo accounts.’ The suspect said he targeted younger women, including colleagues and friends. After gaining access, Ruiz would then make copies of images and videos he found in the personal accounts without permission, and store the stolen data at his home.
"Democrats wanted the Ukraine to work with Mueller and if they didn't they would cut off their aid. It's clear to me that liberals are starting an attack against Barr to shut him down from going to Italy, Australia, and the U.K. to find out if there was something wrong regarding opening up the investigation into the Trump campaign to begin with," Graham said. "If that's not a double standard, I don't know what would be."...
The farmers are heading for the Malieveld close to parliament, where tens of thousands are expected to join the protests. The demonstration has been prompted by a suggestion from coalition party D66 that Dutch livestock farming should be slashed to meet commitments on reducing nitrogren emissions. Farming organisations say their members are sick of being described by politicians, the media and activists as pollutors and animal abusers.
Russia has previously accused Musk's SpaceX of squeezing it out of the carrier rockets market with the company's relatively low-cost Falcon 9 rockets. Last year, Russia’s state-owned space corporation Roscosmos brushed off Musk’s successful launch of his Falcon Heavy reusable rocket toward Mars as “a nice trick.” Construction of the $9.8-billion Argo spaceship is expected to kick off after Roscosmos signs a cooperation agreement with the MTKS private researcher, according to the minutes of an August Roscosmos meeting obtained by RBC...
Study lead Andrew Jones, an assistant professor at the Ohio-based university, wanted a solution that maintains biological integrity and reduces production costs. The answer, he found, is metabolic engineering.
A paper published recently by the journal Metabolic Engineering details their 18-month-long study to optimize production of psilocybin in the E. coli bacteria. “We are taking the DNA from the mushroom that encodes its ability to make this product and putting it in E. coli,” Jones explained. “It’s similar to the way you make beer, through a fermentation process.”...
I’m concerned with aspects of the Committee’s request that can be understood only as an attempt to intimidate, bully, & treat improperly the distinguished professionals of the Department of State, including several career FSOs. pic.twitter.com/QRtMaXlhQM
The FBI data shows a total 1,515 deaths by knives and/or other cutting instruments vs. 297 deaths by rifle in 2018. This means the gap between murders with knives vs. murders with rifles has grown since 2017, for which FBI stats showed nearly four times as many stabbed to death as killed with rifles. The number of murders with a rifle hovered around 400 for the year 2017, then dropped to 297 in 2018.
The operation is highly unusual because the Secretariat of State is the nerve center of the Vatican bureaucracy and diplomacy, and the AIF is the financial controller of all Vatican departments.
A senior Vatican source said he believed the operation, which the statement said had been authorized by Vatican prosecutors, had to do with real estate transactions...
Flight Forward is the first company to claim the Part 135 Standard certification, and it'll be able to operate an unlimited number of drones. The machines and their payloads can weigh more than 55 pounds and UPS can fly its drones at night.
Former special counsel Robert Mueller returned to work at the WilmerHale law firm Tuesday after a three-year stint investigating Russian election meddling, the firm announced... Mr. Mueller’s role at the firm will focus on high-profile investigations and crisis management, according to the statement. For his part, Mr. Mueller said he was “glad” to be returning to WilmerHale.
In a document filed in Cook County Circuit Court, Dan K. Webb says he doesn’t recall writing a $1,000 check to State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s campaign. The Chicago Tribune reports he also says he doesn’t remember attending the fundraiser thrown by his high-powered firm, Winston & Strawn. Included with Webb’s filing was a copy of the flyer touting the fundraiser. The invitation notes lawyers in the firm including Webb, a Republican, supported Foxx, a Democrat, in her campaign for state’s attorney.
Human lunar landers are a critical component of NASA’s Artemis program, an initiative to send people back to the Moon’s surface in less than five years. These landers are meant to live at a new space station that NASA wants to build in orbit around the Moon called the Gateway. Astronauts will supposedly travel to the Gateway in NASA’s future rocket — the Space Launch System, or SLS — and from there, they’ll travel in the landers down to the Moon.
Specifically, NASA is looking for landers that consist of two to three main pieces. First, the descent stage — hardware that will lower the vehicle down to the surface of the Moon. Second, the ascent stage, which is what astronauts will ride in when they take off from the lunar surface and return back to the Gateway. A third component is known as the transfer stage; this piece is basically a tug that can transport the other two elements from the Gateway to an orbit that’s closer to the Moon, making it easier to get everything to and from the surface...
Today, Hyundai threw its hat into the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ring. The company announced that it's working to develop its own flying vehicles.
According to Hyundai, the UAM sector is expected to grow to $1.5 trillion within the next 20 years. But Hyundai is far from the first to announce UAM plans. Uber is working on a flying taxi with Bell. Volocopter has an 18-rotor autonomous air taxi. Lilium's flying taxi may carry as many as five passengers, and Boeing and Kitty Hawk have teamed up on their own venture...
The piece, entitled: "The Police Can’t Solve the Problem. They Are the Problem," was written by attorneys Derecka Purnell and Marbre Stahly-Butts and focuses on the 1994 crime bill signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton. The authors stressed law enforcement is filling prisons at all costs, despite severe overcrowding... The article concluded, "Systems of oppression, like slavery, Jim Crow, and mass incarceration, must be reduced and abolished — not reimagined. Police officers, who primarily put people in cages, are the enforcers of mass incarceration. We must reckon with the reality that the police are part of the problem and stop investing money, power and legitimacy in them."