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Biden criticism (not Afghanistan)

Biden backs end to wolf protections but hunting worries grow

President Joe Biden's administration is sticking by the decision under former President Donald Trump to lift protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. But a top federal wildlife official on Friday told The Associated Press there is growing concern over aggressive wolf hunting seasons adopted for the predators in the western Great Lakes and northern Rocky Mountains.

Wolves under federal protection made a remarkable rebound in parts of the U.S. over the past several decades, after being driven from the landscape by excessive hunting and trapping in the early 1900s.

States took over wolf management last decade in the Northern Rockies and in January for the remainder of the Lower 48 states, including the Great Lakes and Pacific Northwest.
https://kstp.com/minnesota-news/biden-backs-end-to-wolf-protections-but-hunting-worries-grow/6214307/?cat=12196

I understand and do not object to hunting as a means of wildlife management, however when it comes to wolves sound environmental policy is second to politics. The example given in the article is Wisconsin wildlife management advised in favor of a hunting season limited to 130 wolves. The legislature increased that to 300 due to pressure from livestock farmers and others who oppose wolves. Three hundred wolves is 40% of the estimated population.

Biden should support Federal oversight of state policies or we may soon find wolves nearing extinction again in the lower 48 states.

'The party is morally bankrupt:' Ex-staffers call for GOP chair Carnahan's ouster

'The party is morally bankrupt:' Ex-staffers call for GOP chair Carnahan's ouster

Former Republican Party of Minnesota staffers accuse Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan of running a "morally bankrupt" operation where verbal abuse, intimidation and sexual harassment is pervasive.

The last four GOP executive directors under Carnahan called on the chairwoman to resign or be removed at a Thursday evening meeting of the party's Executive Committee.

"Carnahan ruled by grudges, retaliation, and intimidation," wrote Kevin Poindexter, Becky Alery, Christine Snell and Andy Aplikowski in an open letter. "We cannot continue to allow Carnahan to denigrate this organization and tarnish the Republican brand – it is not the Carnahan brand – while continuing to drive well-intentioned, talented, and active Republicans to the curb."

Numerous former staffers and College Republicans have stepped forward in the past 48 hours to accuse Carnahan of creating a toxic work environment and sweeping allegations of sexual harassment against party employees under the rug. Carnahan has not spoken publicly about the latest allegations but said Tuesday that they were part of a "coup" against her.

https://www.fox9.com/news/the-party-is-morally-bankrupt-ex-staffers-call-for-gop-chair-carnahans-ouster

Illinois High School Freshman Issued One Day Suspension After 'Politely Declining' To Wear A Face Ma

Illinois High School Freshman Issued One Day Suspension After ‘Politely Declining’ To Wear A Face Mask

14-year-old freshman NaTalia Urlacher received a one-day suspension and was sent home early from Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois, for declining to wear a face mask before going inside the building on its the day of school.

“My daughter was handed a mask at the door, and she told them politely, ‘I don’t really participate in that,’” the child’s mother Sheri Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune. “They repeatedly asked her to pull the mask up over her mouth and nose, and when she politely declined, they called me.”

Although she didn’t comment on Urlacher’s case, specifically, Township High School District 211 representative Erin Homles shared that the district is “required to enforce the state of Illinois’ school mask mandate to minimize the risk of COVID virus transmission,” and that the requirement is a “matter of public safety.”

“A student’s refusal to wear a mask poses a potential threat to the safety of other students and staff as we return to full in-person instruction,” Holmes went on to say.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/illinois-high-school-freshman-issued-184246387.html

Well, at least she was polite.
ETA> I forgot the

July was Earth's hottest month on record, NOAA says

July was Earth's hottest month on record, NOAA says

After a month of dangerous heat waves that impacted the globe, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday that July was officially the world’s hottest month ever recorded.

"In this case, first place is the worst place to be," said NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad. "July is typically the world’s warmest month of the year, but July 2021 outdid itself as the hottest July and month ever recorded. This new record adds to the disturbing and disruptive path that climate change has set for the globe."

According to new global data, the combined land and ocean-surface temperature was 1.67 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 60.4 degrees F, making it the hottest July since record keeping began 142 years ago.

Meanwhile, it was 0.02 of a degree F higher than the previous record set in July 2016, which was then tied in 2019 and 2020.
https://www.fox9.com/news/july-was-earths-hottest-month-on-record-noaa-says

The four hottest months ever recorded all within six years, including the last three consecutive years...

July was Earth's hottest month on record, NOAA says

Source: KMSP 9 Minnesota

After a month of dangerous heat waves that impacted the globe, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday that July was officially the world’s hottest month ever recorded.

"In this case, first place is the worst place to be," said NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad. "July is typically the world’s warmest month of the year, but July 2021 outdid itself as the hottest July and month ever recorded. This new record adds to the disturbing and disruptive path that climate change has set for the globe."

According to new global data, the combined land and ocean-surface temperature was 1.67 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 60.4 degrees F, making it the hottest July since record keeping began 142 years ago.

Meanwhile, it was 0.02 of a degree F higher than the previous record set in July 2016, which was then tied in 2019 and 2020.



Read more: https://www.fox9.com/news/july-was-earths-hottest-month-on-record-noaa-says

This is why there is gun trafficking

Chicago police boss calls judge's release of suspect charged in officer's death 'an outrage'

Chicago police Superintendent David Brown late Wednesday issued an angry statement against a federal judge’s decision to release the man accused of making a straw purchase of the gun used to kill Chicago police Officer Ella French.

Jamel Danzy, who faces federal charges of conspiring to violate firearms laws, was granted a $4,500 appearance bond pending trial, meaning he will not need to pay bail to get out of custody. At a brief hearing conducted by telephone, U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Gilbert on Wednesday noted Danzy’s steady employment history and lack of criminal background.

Brown was not impressed with the choice, issuing a statement to the media.

“To say that I am extremely disappointed in U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffery Gilbert’s decision to release Jamel Danzy on an unsecured bond today is an understatement,” Brown said. “It is an outrage.”

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-police-shooting-indiana-straw-purchase-hearing-20210811-mq6npwj63vaojazqzzsqruxwoq-story.html

Making a straw purchase has a potential sentence of 10 year at the Federal level. The reality is it is not treated like a serious crime. It is possible that the person who knowingly provided a felon the gun he used to kill a cop could get probation if he pleads guilty.

It has little to do with "loose" state laws. This is a Federal enforcement issue that needs to change.
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