“For decades climate scientists have been warning Australian governments about the escalating threat of catastrophic bushfire conditions because of climate change.”- Dr Tom Beer who wrote world’s 1st bushfire & #climatechange paper. @climatecouncil https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/godfather-of-australian-science-warns-government/
Retweet if the lockstep 53-47 vote to conduct a coverup instead of a trial made you gag as it did me.
Polling shows Senate’s 1st vote, tabling Dem request for witnesses and documents, not the way the public sees it; they want witnesses, and, oh yeah, the battle ground states think Trump should be removed; Senate defy the public at your own request.2
"Any senator who votes to deny a witness, who votes to deny evidence, is voting to cover up the President's crimes and subversion of the Constitution," Chuck Schumer. This will remain in your record forever.
@jbf1755 I mean, here's Rep. Lee Zeldin -- a member of the president's impeachment team -- noting that he was in the SCIF.
Independently bankrupted 6 companies and owed millions to people. https://twitter.com/realTuckFrumper/status/1219588301235064832
Mitt Romney just did what he always does when faced with a moral dilemma: nothing
According to GDP projections through 2099, more than 75 percent of U.S. counties will be suffering economically because of the damage climate change wreaks.
@sarahsholder reports: https://trib.al/VPuCupF
One of the best things you will read on #impeachment. Definitely read this before tomorrow.
Republicans Are About to Show Just How Low They’ll Go to Save Trump via @ElieNYC
Unicorns may actually be uglier than they appear https://trib.al/q0Y4kJn via @BW
The problem is not resources the problem is values. https://twitter.com/carlyncowen/status/1219631569264136199
Cipollone says “Not even Mr. Schiff’s Republican colleagues were allowed into the SCIF” during impeachment investigation.
That’s 100% false. Any member of the three investigating committees could attend, and many Republicans did!
Schiff: "The facts will come out in the end. The documents, which the president is hiding, will be released through the FOIA or through other means over time. Witnesses will tell their stories in book and film. The truth will come out. The question is, will it come out in time?"
The #GOPTaxScam allowed rich investors to take advantage of a MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR tax break meant to help poor neighborhoods. At the request of Democratic lawmakers, this tax loophole is now being investigated. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/15/business/trump-opportunity-zone-investigation.html
Election officials call these “paper ballots.” The only part counted as your vote is the QR code, which u can’t read. In L.A., voters have about 30 seconds to verify selections. If u don’t want a hackable machine between u & ur ballot, u must specify “hand marked” paper ballots. https://twitter.com/jennycohn1/status/1219332492420730885
The Sacramento Bee editorial board delivered a blistering critique of GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, declaring in an editorial that voters in his California district “deserve better.” https://www.huffpost.com/entry/devin-nunes-sacramento-bee-editorial-board_n_5e26bd5fc5b673621f7b419e?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004 via @HuffPostPol
If only there was some way of knowing why a Prime Minister whose party has received £3.5m from Russian donors and who won the referendum thanks to Russian interference is still suppressing a report into Russian interference. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jan/20/boris-johnson-urged-to-publish-report-on-russian-meddling
Official government analysis suggests that Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal will reduce annual economic growth by 6.7% compared to staying in the EU. This is a bigger reduction in economic growth than the financial crisis of 2008-2009. Put that on a bus.
Poll: Americans Worried About Election Security, Disinformation
For some reason, the great @rcbregman was not re-invited to Davos this year...
Who will tell them?
In 1950, the wealthiest Americans paid 70% of their income in taxes.
In 2018 they paid 23% — less than any other income group.
#MidnightMitch is also hiding the trial. He is not allowing C-SPAN cameras in, or allowing reporters free access to lawmakers - they will be roped off.
Last week every Senator took an oath to be impartial jurors.
Which means we finally got to see #MidnightMitch & most of the GOP Senate lie to God on national TV.
The rules Sen. McConnell has proposed for the president's impeachment trial are the equivalent of a head juror colluding with the defendant to cover up a crime.
Call your senators and urge them to push for witnesses and evidence, not a cover-up: https://twitter.com/kyledcheney/status/1219392462151700480
Call. It’s OUR government. Senators work for us. Act like an owner. https://twitter.com/brianschatz/status/1219605196172660748
Senate Dems should offer a motion calling Trump to testify. Make Republicans vote against it.
The century-old consensus on how to manage international taxation has eroded, with potentially far-reaching consequences. @ItaiGrinberg considers the sources of this conflict and potential solutions:
@B52Malmet It is still shocking to me that former members of the administration who witnessed horrendous wrongdoings remain silent to this day. If you can put it in a book, you can tell the American people before it’s too late! This is beyond criminal!
Hedge funds not controlled by white men had returns almost double their peers over the last three years, according to research by Bloomberg https://trib.al/vJgXPBv
Today's figures show that real wages, even by the ONS's more favourable measure (CPIH), are still, over 11 years later, below where they were before the recession.
Unless capitalism reforms from within, it will not survive, writes Klaus Schwab.
We need to discard existing frameworks of growth tradeoffs and environmental externalities in favor of a new paradigm of system transitions, mass mobilization, and technological innovation. https://www.csis.org/analysis/smoke-signals-or-puff-smoke
More frequent and severe flooding poses a threat to infrastructure. The Planning for Infrastructure Resilience report (PAS Report 596) outlines the role of planners in ensuring that infrastructure is prepared for an unpredictable future.
Full report at http://no.floods.org/PFIR
We mentioned this man yesterday, John Roosevelt Robinson, one of the original members of the 761st Tank Battalion, arrested for refusing to sit in the back of a military bus on Hood, Texas. The world knows him as sports icon Jackie Robinson.
The U.S.-China Phase One Trade Deal includes a pledge by the Chinese to purchase an additional $200 billion of goods over the next 2 years (additional relative to a 2017 baseline), including $50 billion in energy.
Overcoming the Obstacles of Land Use for Renewable Energy http://dlvr.it/RNSn8x
Yet another wake-up call that #ClimateChange, economies & #SocialJustice all depend on #nature. While nature is in trouble, solutions are plentiful, and many of them in our #cities. Join @CitiesWNature today and discover the wealth of #NatureBasedSolutions https://twitter.com/UNBiodiversity/status/1218720984968155136
Fed intervention comes as an overnight repo totaling $58.6 billion and a 14-day repo totaling $32.2 billion. https://on.wsj.com/36g4OHM
China has pledged to buy more American agriculture products, as well as oil and gas, because the U.S. has obsessed about closing its trade deficit. This misses the point: It's the economic complexity of exports that matters. https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-trade-with-china-the-u-s-is-missing-the-point-11579613101