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Vote Governor Jay Inslee As America's First Climate Change President!

His website:


Jay Inslee On the Cost Of Doing Nothing --

"We lead the world, we don't follow it. We lead it, we don't fear it."

Jay on The View

Washington Governor Jay Inslee's Visionary Accomplishments Part I -- Repost From Last Month

Our next American president must lead the world ending climate change. We've got twelve years.

President Jay Inslee is that man.

Democrats know that no other political issue will matter once the globe hits the 2 Centigrade mark, Climate change dynamics and cascading disasters will begin like an avalanche.

Here's Part 1 of a list of Jay Inslee's accomplishments. No other Democratic candidate has done as much as Jay.

Governor Inslee:

-- Combated climate change, promoting clean air and water and supporting clean energy jobs
--Made Washington among the top states for use of renewable energy due to the expansion of solar and wind energy.
--Enacted one of the most aggressive electric vehicle and charging station initiatives in the nation, making Washington one of the top three states for electric vehicle adoption.
--Reduced use of coal and fossil fuels with Executive Order 14-04, which includes a commitment to phase out electricity imported from coal-fired sources.

--Invested more than $76 million in projects that support clean energy research and development, grid modernization, energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment, and clean energy manufacturing in the state.
--Ensured that regulatory review of proposed energy projects includes a comprehensive analysis of greenhouse gas impacts.
--Electrified the state’s transportation system, including support for more electric vehicles and electrifying Washington's ferries. Washington remains among the top three states for zero-emission vehicle penetration, and the state is helping to lead that trend through its aggressive procurement policy.

--Co-founded and co-chaired the bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance, a 17-governor coalition working to uphold U.S. goals under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
--Implemented a Clean Air Rule to cap carbon emissions.
--Work with West Coast leaders and global partners through multiple partnerships, including the Pacific Coast Collaborative, Ocean Acidification Alliance and the Under2 Coalition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote clean energy jobs.

--Protect Washington’s orca and salmon populations through numerous efforts to prevent oil spills and reduce toxic substances.
--Investing in an education system that sets up all students for success, from early learning to career training
--Tackled the decade-long struggle to fully fund basic education and reinvesting billions of new dollars into our K-12 schools so they can hire and retain good teachers, provide mentoring for new educators, and provide ample support for students.
--Enacted unprecedented expansion of early learning and all-day kindergarten.
--Made Washington one of the top five states for increased higher education funding, the first-in-the-nation tuition reductions for all college students in 2015 and the most robust financial aid program in the nation.
--Launched the transformative Career Connect Washington initiative to help all students find a pathway to in-demand jobs through apprenticeships, mentorships, and other career-connected opportunities.
Promoting a strong economy and a valued workforce

--Signed one of the nation’s most comprehensive Access to Democracy Packages that makes it easier to register and vote including a state Voting Rights Act, automatic voter registration and pre-registration for 16- and 17-year olds.
--Promoted the rights of the LGBTQI community through policies to ban conversion therapy, provide a way for non-binary individuals to change their gender on their birth certificates, ensuring transgender individuals are not discriminated against for health coverage, and more.
--Enacted a death penalty moratorium based on the unequal application of capital punishment.
--Implemented Washington’s recreational marijuana market, including the launch of the Marijuana Justice Initiative that offers pardons to thousands of individuals with misdemeanor marijuana conviction​.

--Consistent recognition for WA being one of the nation’s top economies and states for business.
--Bipartisan passage of a 16-year, $16 billion transportation and transit package.
--Passage and implementation of the nation’s best paid family and medical leave program.
--Protected net neutrality through passage of first-in-the-nation net neutrality legislation.
--Prepared Washington’s businesses and workers for sustained economic success through career-connected learning, promotion of research and development in innovative sectors, and policies to support economic security for all workers such as individual marketplaces for retirement savings and health care.​
​--Civil rights and justice reform
--Signed the Equal Pay Opportunity Act which makes it easier to hold employers accountable for providing equal pay and promotion opportunities to all employees
--Signed the bipartisan DREAM Act to give every aspiring young Washingtonian a chance to go to college regardless of where they were born.

--Data-driven and transparent state government
--Launched Results Washington, a nationally-recognized, data-driven effort to improve the efficiency and transparency of state government.
--Ensured transparency by choosing not to use executive privilege to withhold records.
--Implemented continuous improvement and Lean management systems throughout state government that are saving money and time for agencies and the people and businesses they serve, as well as helping improve state employees’ job satisfaction


That is all.

Robert Mueller, American Patriot -- Thank You For Your Service To Our Country!

Today, March 22, 2019 is Mueller Time!

I've learned so much about the FBI, American civics, law, history, prosecutorial practices, Congress, good government, foreign cyberwar, intelligence services, campaign finance, the Southern District of New York, great lawyers in our government, that I can't even begin to feel disappointed in what this country will still learn from Mueller in the months ahead!

How can I not be amazed at all the impeccable work this man has done?!

192 = overall criminal counts brought through the Mueller team;
37 = people and entities charged;
6 = people who pleaded guilty to crimes;
5 = people sentenced to jail;

Mueller's full report probably contains new information, classified information, material evidence, grand jury information, investigation conclusions. The classified and unclassified versions of the two-year criminal inquiry report by the Special Counsel will come out in congressional hearings, and the classified one will likely be, according to Malcolm Nance, the impeachment document.

As Seth Abrams has explained, Mueller's work intersects with the counterintelligence investigation.

SDNY, FBI and Congress -- all three of these investigative bodies continue from Robert Mueller's report.

Here's another cool as hell thing I look forward to:

-- FBI attorneys prosecute Roger Stone in November, eight months from now.
-- The FBI's cooperating witness Rick Gates will participate in "multiple" ongoing federal criminal investigations.
-- Mike Flynn, Roger Stone, Jerome Corsi, Rick Gates, Maria Buttina, Bijan Kian courts will produce the evidence that adds up to evidence of Chump's knowledge and intent.
-- The House Judiciary, other House and Senate committees will probably call on Robert Mueller, if needed, to understand his declinations which, along with so much else, will help them uphold their oversight duties to inform the nation.

Everything points to indictments of Chump and family as conspirators in what can still be concluded as anti-American abuses of power, counts of laundering, tax fraud, aiding and abetting a foreign hostile power.

Even Malcolm Nance says, "The report itself is likely THE CRIMINAL INDICTMENT YOU’RE WAITING FOR."

There is still redacted classified evidence!

There are still sealed indictments!

Heading toward 2020, I'm not just feeling relief over our revived democracy, but because of Robert Mueller, I'm having a more hopeful, back to normal life.

Thank you, Robert Mueller, for your invaluable service to our country.

My deal or no deal, May says in Brexit speech

Transcript excerpts:

Do they want to leave the EU with a deal which delivers on the result of the referendum – that takes back control of our money, borders and laws while protecting jobs and our national security?

Do they want to leave without a deal?

Or do they not want to leave at all, causing potentially irreparable damage to public trust – not just in this generation of politicians, but to our entire democratic process?

It is high time we made a decision.

So far, Parliament has done everything possible to avoid making a choice.

Some argue that I am making the wrong choice, and I should ask for a longer extension to the end of the year or beyond, to give more time for politicians to argue over the way forward.

That would mean asking you to vote in European Elections, nearly three years after our country decided to leave.

What kind of message would that send?

Some have suggested holding a second referendum.

I don’t believe that is what you want – and it is not what I want.

We asked you the question already and you gave us your answer.

Now you want us to get on with it.

And that is what I am determined to do.

What Governor Jay Inslee faces.

If You're Against The Green New Deal, I Don't Know What The Point of You Is

You believe in science
Think climate change is real
But oh no we can’t afford
A Green New Deal
The reports are dire
The scientists are clear
But you say it’s unrealistic
To change things in 10 years

But you’ll already be dead
On judgment day
Your time has come and gone
Now get out of our way
If you’re not gonna fight
For a future for my kids
Then I’m not sure
What the point of you is

Aliens are invading
We’re fighting for our lives
And we have 12 years
To somehow turn the tide
You say we can’t afford it
You want incrementalism
Tell me can you hear
How stupid that sounds

Politics is broken
It happened on your watch
You gave big money
All the keys to all the locks
So the time has come
To try something else
We’d love to have you with us
But if you don’t want to help

We DU Climate Change Supporters Have Our Nobel Prize Nominee!


Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old whose protests outside the Swedish parliament spurred a massive global movement of young people striking from school to demand bold action on the climate crisis, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

"We have nominated Greta because the climate threat may be one of the most important causes of war and conflict," Freddy Andre Oevstegaard, a parliamentary representative in Norway, told Norwegian newspaper VG.

Oevstegaard is one of the three Socialist Left Party members who nominated Thunberg. As he put it, "The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution."

The Norwegian Nobel Committee will announce its latest laureates in October, and those selected will receive their prizes in December. While nominations must be submitted before February 1, news that Thunberg is being considered broke Wednesday.

Thunberg responded on social media by saying she is "honored and very grateful for this nomination."

Her nomination was welcomed by peace and environmental advocates around the world



Political will forces institutional, corporate and market will.

Planetary student strikes demand to know: are we adults smarter than a 5th grader?

Live updates from The Guardian:


It started 29 weeks ago when 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg began skipping school on Fridays to protest climate change by standing outside of her nation's parliament building. Today, kids from more than 110 countries, including the United States, are following Thunberg's lead and will play hooky from classes for something they think is ultimately more important: preventing the warming of their planet.


Why Elites Won't Change The World And Why Democracy Will

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