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Leadership gap opens at Alaska agency responsible for climate relocation

The head of the Denali Commission steps down at a crucial moment.

KYLA MANDEL APR 21, 2018, 8:03 AM

After 33 years working in the federal government, Joel Neimeyer handed in his work credentials to the Department of Commerce on Friday afternoon, April 20, in Washington D.C. For eight years, Neimeyer has served as the federal co-chair of Alaska’s Denali Commission, the agency tasked with funding rural infrastructure projects in the state. But he’s been with the agency much longer than that — in June 1999 he became its sixth employee.

But now the top job responsible for managing the relocation of communities threatened by climate change will be empty. And with no named successor, Neimeyer’s term is ending at a crucial moment for Alaska. Just weeks ago, when the 2018 omnibus spending bill was signed by President Trump at the end of March, the Denali Commission was awarded $30 million, half of which will be dedicated to relocating the town of Newtok.

Over the last month and right up to his final few hours in the job, Neimeyer has been busy signing his name to a flurry of documents in order to ensure the money is officially set in motion and the small coastal Alaskan village can begin the moving process.

Located along the banks of the Ninglick River, the land on which the community of roughly 350 people lives has been eroding away since the late 1950s. They have been trying to relocate since 1994 but securing funding has so far remained elusive and the effects of climate change — coastal erosion, sea level rise, stronger storms, and melting permafrost — have made the situation increasingly urgent.


Hey Murkowski, since you sold your soul to the oil companies for greed, did you by chance have meeting with that fuck head running the EPA or how about the serial sexual abuser gallivanting around the white house...............bet you haven't

Exactly how much do you make Murkowski per year being a do nothing lackey on the doles of the taxpayer.................

Samantha Bee explains Sean Hannity!

Art Of The Deal Co-Author: How Trump Uses Confirmation Bias The Beat With Ari Melber MSNBC

Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’ co-author, Tony Schwartz, tells Ari Melber that Trump uses ‘confirmation bias’ and ‘gaslighting’ in his attacks on the Mueller probe.

NoRA: Alec Baldwin and Amy Schumer join new anti-NRA initiative

Celebrities, including Alec Baldwin, Amy Schumer and Jimmy Kimmel, have added their voices to a new initiative targeting the National Rifle Association.

The stars have partnered with students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, policy experts, and various grassroots gun safety organizations to start the No Rifle Association Initiative, which pledges to reduce the NRA’s influence in American politics with demonstrations, boycotts and voter registration efforts.

The initiative, which uses the hashtag #NoRA, sent an open letter to the National Rifle Association executive vice-president, Wayne LaPierre, on Friday, denouncing his organization’s sway in American politics and promising to hasten gun reform efforts in the wake of the Parkland shooting, where 17 people were killed. The letter accuses the NRA of fighting “every single basic gun reform measure that might have saved lives” and vows to “shine a bright light on what you and your organization do to America”.

More than 130 celebrities and activists have partnered with #NoRA, including Alyssa Milano, Julianne Moore, Tarana Burke, Don Cheadle, Michael Moore, Patton Oswalt, Jill Soloway and Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg, who has been the victim of rightwing attacks since he began to publicly advocate tougher gun safety laws.


Trump lawyer reportedly apologized to Melania Trump for Stormy Daniels payment

According to longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone, Trump reportedly treats attorney Michael Cohen like "garbage."

LUKE BARNES APR 20, 2018, 6:05 PM

Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime lawyer and alleged “fixer,” reportedly tried to apologize to Melania Trump “for the pain he said he had caused [the first lady]” with his well-publicized payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, according to a Friday report from The New York Times.

Cohen, who is fiercely loyal to the Trump family and previously said he “would take a bullet for the president,” reportedly approached the first lady at a Republican fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago in early 2018, asking forgiveness for any hurt the $130,000 payment — made weeks before the presidential election — may have caused. It’s unclear whether the first lady accepted was receptive of that apology or, like so many other displays of devotion Cohen has reportedly showered on the family, ignored it.

The report also claims that Trump has nothing but contempt for Cohen, who is currently under federal investigation — despite the lawyer saying that he’d “jump out of a building” rather then turn on his client. “Donald goes out of his way to treat him like garbage,” longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone told the Times.


So when the sexual predator makes contact with anyone he is by this definition a "serial abuser", maybe the media and the public at large need to be calling this abuser what he is, a abuser..............


A large number of Amazon workers rely on food stamps for assistance

The latest troubling revelation regarding the online retail giant's working conditions.

LUKE BARNES APR 20, 2018, 4:18 PM UPDATED: APR 20, 2018, 6:36 PM

Over the past year, U.S. cities and states have been tripping head-over-heels in an effort to be the host of the next Amazon headquarters. Last year, New Jersey approved an incentive package that would give Amazon tax breaks worth $7 billion if it moved to Newark. Philadelphia has offered $2 billion in tax exemptions over 10 years, Georgia $1 billion, and Maryland a whopping $8.5 billion.

But while state lawmakers continue to one-up each other in the race to host Amazon’s new HQ, a very different picture has emerged at the lower rungs of the company, where warehouse employees are so underpaid that they already incredibly reliant on state subsidies to survive.

According to the New Food Economy, Amazon ranks high on the list of employers with massive numbers of employees enrolled in SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as food stamps). In Ohio, around one in 10 Amazon employees uses SNAP; in Pennsylvania, about one in nine. In Arizona, nearly one in three Amazon employees is enrolled in the food stamp program.

Later this year, Amazon will start accepting food stamps for online grocery orders, from which it stands to benefit enormously as one of the nation’s top retailers. That means the company will be the recipient of government assistance (in the form of tax breaks and incentives) while its own workers are forced to rely upon that same program to survive.


Let me first say I am not a fan of this fucking company

Second......................the same asshole that was confirmed by the United States Senate (Sonny Perdue) basically said human beings that cab't work should eat dog food, and then the traitor supporter and the traitor attacks Amazon, what the fuck is wrong with this picture.............a fucking a lot------------he the sexual predator should not have a fucking cabinet and he is an fucking psychopath .......................and a right wing congress and now state legislatures like Kentucky for example are passing legislation to deny food to people if they cannot work for there food..................

And then third..................




November cannot get here fast enough

NRATV host blames Obama for Parkland shooting, demands apology

Grant Stinchfield claimed the president put students in danger by implementing school discipline guidelines and refusing to arm teachers.


NRATV host Grant Stinchfield claimed in a segment on his show Friday that President Obama owes an apology to the survivors of the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 people dead.

“The left can rejoice — yes, the savior took some time away from his Hollywood friends to write an op-ed for the Time 100 [Most Influential] publication, and of course, just like the old days, he used the opportunity to slam gun owners, in his ultimate quest to destroy the Second [Amendment],” Stinchfield lamented, citing the former president’s heartfelt tribute to Parkland survivors Cameron Kasky, Jaclyn Coryn, David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez, and Alex Wind.

In the op-ed, the president slammed the gun lobby, praising the Parkland students for “see[ing] the NRA and its allies…as mere shills for those who make money selling weapons of war to whoever can pay.”


First of all FUCK YOU dude.
Second of All FUCK YOU AGAIN
Fourth and finally you have FUCKING BLOOD on your FUCKING HANDS

US grain ships diverted at sea hours after China imposes grain tariff

Ships laden with more than 1.2m tonnes of US sorghum bound for China may have no where to go amid the ongoing trade tensions between Beijing and Washington.

Twenty ships carrying more than $216m worth of sorghum were at sea on Friday, according to Reuters, but least five of them had changed course within hours of China’s announcement this week that it would place stiff tariffs on the grain.

On Tuesday, Beijing said US importers had been dumping the grain, used for animal feed as well as China’s traditional baijiu liquor, on the Chinese market and harming Chinese farmers.

China’s ministry of commerce said it would begin requiring deposits of 178.6% of the value of grain shipments. The five diverted sorghum ships, all loaded in Texas, would have had to pay that deposit, rendering their shipments unprofitable, Reuters reported.


World Bank recommends fewer regulations protecting workers

The World Bank is proposing lower minimum wages and greater hiring and firing powers for employers as part of a wide-ranging deregulation of labour markets deemed necessary to prepare countries for the changing nature of work.

A working draft of the bank’s flagship World Development Report – which will urge policy action from governments when it comes out in the autumn – says less “burdensome” regulations are needed so that firms can hire workers at lower cost. The controversial recommendations, which are aimed mainly at developing countries, have alarmed groups representing labour, which say they have so far been frozen out of the Bank’s consultation process.

Peter Bakvis, Washington representative for the International Trade Union Confederation, said the proposals were harmful, retrograde and out of synch with the shared-prosperity agenda put forward by the bank’s president Jim Yong Kim.


SO basically the world bank, can't see past there collective ass, on why the "world" is basically at war with everything, and just so that others fight there dirty wars because human beings don't need social security, a wage to live off from, and that there fucking greed is more important........................FUCK YOU and your smoke and mirrors bull shit

Strong Showing In AZ House Race Has Dems Excited About Fall Elections

Democrats think they’re likely to fall short in their uphill battle to capture a ruby-red congressional district in suburban Phoenix on Tuesday. And they’re just fine with that.

Hiral Tipirneni (D), a doctor, is giving former state Sen. Debbie Lesko (R) a real fight in the battle to replace Trent Franks, the disgraced former Arizona Republican congressman. While early voting numbers show Lesko should prevail, national GOP groups have had to spend roughly $1 million to make sure another race that shouldn’t be competitive at all stays in their column.

Most strategists in both parties think Lesko is likely to win by a high single-digit margin. If that holds up, it’ll be the latest sign of fierce headwinds for Republicans in the state and nationally as they buckle down for a brutal 2018 election.


Now does anyone remember this man Ardy Barkan and Jeff Flake R federal senator, who was begging him not to take away his health care on the airplane, well he's back and he confronted this Lesko hypocrite:

Montini: Man with ALS takes down Debbie Lesko..........Ady Barkn


Lesko is just as vile as Jeff Flake.........................

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