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Hometown: NE New York
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Journal Archives

Seth Meyers: The Republican Tax Bill, Brooklyn Brewery Names Beer After Beyonce - Monologue - 12/4

The Tiny Voice in the Back of Donald Trump's Head: "You're Not Good at This Job"

Seth shows off some new technology that can hear the tiny voice in the back of Donald Trump's head.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Dec 5, 2017, 11:28 PM (0 replies)

In Jordan, an empowering solution for UN-run refugee camps

At two UN-run refugee camps, solar power projects bring reassuring light to the desert night, renewable energy sources for Jordan's future, and jobs and training for Syrian refugees.

DECEMBER 5, 2017 ZAATARI, JORDAN—Facing dwindling funds and a humanitarian disaster stretching into its sixth year, the United Nations and Syrian refugees reached for the sun.

In Jordan, the UN and its partners have hooked up the first solar-powered refugee camps in the world – a test as to whether the international aid community can step beyond the emergency relief approach and provide sustainable solutions that benefit refugees, host communities, and the environment long after each crisis ends.

Jordan, which imports 98 percent of its energy needs, has struggled to manage the cost of the country’s 1.3 million Syrian refugees. The Zaatari camp, established in 2012 at the edge of Jordan’s northern desert, a few miles from the Syrian border, houses 80,000 Syrian refugees and has become Jordan’s fourth biggest population center; Azraq, home to 32,000 refugees, is in the middle of the country’s eastern desert.

Zaatari residents took UN-supplied power from camp street lamps, causing constant shortages in the camp and the surrounding area, and forcing the UN to cut electricity to eight hours a day; Azraq remained without electricity.

With funds for Syrian refugees drying up as donors shift their focus to new humanitarian crises, the UN looked for a way to ease the financial burden of maintaining the camps until it saw the light: solar.

More: https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2017/1205/In-Jordan-an-empowering-solution-for-UN-run-refugee-camps
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Dec 5, 2017, 09:12 PM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert: Guest Billy Bush Believes The Women Accusing Trump Of Sexual Assault

Billy Bush confirms the authenticity of the infamous 'Access Hollywood' tape. And then some.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Dec 5, 2017, 04:57 AM (12 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 12/4/17

Trump Tweet-Confesses Obstruction Of Justice

Donald Trump's lawyer is taking the blame for a tweet in which the President essentially admitted to obstruction of justice.

Lewandowski Book Reveals Much About Candidate Trump

Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is promoting a book full of details about the candidate's behavior on the campaign trail.

Stephen Renames Trump's Tax Bill

The Senate passed the 'Tax Cuts and Jobs Act' at 2 a.m. on Saturday which, as Stephen reveals, previously held a much more appropriate titled.

Robert Mueller's 12 Days Of Christmas

He's making his case and checking it twice.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Dec 5, 2017, 04:57 AM (11 replies)

The Daily Show: The GOP Gives America's Neediest Millionaires a Tax Break

Trevor takes a closer look at the Republican-penned Senate tax bill that gives massive breaks to millionaires and large corporations.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Dec 5, 2017, 12:47 AM (0 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump, Flynn and Obstruction of Justice; Senate Passes GOP Tax Plan: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at how one of President Trump's closest associates pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI and how Republicans forged ahead with a radical plan to slash taxes for corporations and the wealthy.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Dec 5, 2017, 12:43 AM (2 replies)

Stephen's Greetings: 2017 Late Show Year In Review; Presents From Trump (To Himself)

2017 was rough for a lot of people, but here's proof that it wasn't a total wash. See some of Stephen Colbert's best moments from The Late Show this year.

Christmas Presents From Trump (To Himself)

The wealthiest Americans are setting out cookies, milk, and taco bowls ahead of their visit from the plump old man in the big red hat.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Dec 4, 2017, 09:11 PM (4 replies)

Senate votes to open up Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling

The measure was attached to the bill to overhaul the nation’s tax code, which passed through the Senate early Saturday.

The Senate has given a green light to opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

In a vote early Saturday morning, Republicans rejected an effort led by Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington to block drilling.

The vote was 52-48. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska had pushed for oil and gas drilling in a 1.5-million-acre coastal plain within the refuge.

The measure was attached to the bill to overhaul the nation’s tax code, which passed through the Senate early Saturday. By attaching the provision to drill to the tax legislation — which is tied to the budget process — backers didn’t have to muster the 60 votes that would have been needed to pass and overcome a filibuster that a stand-alone bill likely would have faced. The Senate still needs to reconcile the bill with the House.

More: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/senate-opens-up-alaskas-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-to-oil-drilling/

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Dec 3, 2017, 02:00 AM (6 replies)

Stephen Colbert: Guest Lewis Black Has The Ultimate 'Trickle Down' Analogy

The authority on anger Lewis Black rants about Trump's bill and sexual harassment news amid his Joke's On US Tour.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Dec 2, 2017, 05:06 AM (1 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 12/1/17

Is It Okay To Say The 'D' Word About Trump Yet?

Despite his affinity for sitting, some are questioning whether or not the President is off his rocker.

Trump's Anti-Muslim Propaganda Snuff Film Tweet Party

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May wasn't pleased with Trump after he retweeted an anti-Muslim fringe group three times.

Trump Said There's Nothing Like 'First Rate P****'

A golf magazine proved that the President has a history of dropping the p-bomb outside of 'Access Hollywood' buses.

Stephen Colbert's Midnight Confessions, Vol. XXXV

I never wipe down the machines at the gym after I'm done eating ribs on them.

CNN Is Skipping The White House Christmas Party

The President's favorite 'Fake News' network isn't going to let Trump catch them under the mistletoe.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Dec 2, 2017, 05:00 AM (2 replies)
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