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Hometown: NE New York
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Journal Archives

The Daily Show - Gun Control vs. Porn Control: Florida Takes On the Wrong Kind of Mass Shooting

As survivors of the Parkland school shooting head to the Florida statehouse to rally for gun control, lawmakers instead prioritize legislation on porn instead.

Between the Scenes - The Parkland Survivors Want to See the Manager

Trevor applauds the Parkland survivors for refusing to take no as an answer.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Feb 24, 2018, 01:30 AM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 2/22/18

Trump Wants More Guns In Schools

President Trump extemporaneously offered some logic-free theories on schools being gun-free zones.

Stephen Asks God's Stance On The NRA

Stephen looks to the big man upstairs if there are metal detectors at the golden gates.

The Dossier Interviews The Democratic Memo

The never-before-seen Democratic rebuttal to the Nunes memo makes its first public appearance to answer some questions from the Steele dossier.

Meet The School Teacher Ready For Her Gun

This teacher is ready to give us all an education. . . in gunslinging.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Feb 23, 2018, 04:17 AM (3 replies)

The Daily Show: Marco Rubio and President Trump Stumble Through Gun Control Debates

Parents and student survivors of the Parkland school shooting call out Marco Rubio's NRA donations at a CNN town hall, and President Trump proposes questionable gun control.

Between the Scenes - The Problem With Blaming Gun Violence on Video Games

Even video games don’t let you have more than three guns at a time.

How to Make People Care About the Great Lakes

Michael Kosta sits down with "The Death and Life of the Great Lakes" author Dan Egan to learn how the environmental decline of the Great Lakes threatens the world's ecosystem.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Feb 23, 2018, 12:25 AM (2 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 2/21/18

The Kids From Florida Aren't Acting

Survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are demanding to be taken seriously, while far-right adults are devising conspiracy theories to undermine them.

Stephen Points Out Obama's Parting Gift To Trump

Stephen takes a look at President Trump wild claims and the parting gift Obama left Trump before departing the Oval Office.

Stephen's Covetton House Wants To Fill Your Cavity With Wellness

With Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand Goop rolling out a coffee enema, Stephen's Covetton House 'one-ups' her by offering a product to stick 'one up' his customers' behinds.

Donald Trump Jr.'s Bollywood Debut: 'The Dance Of The Greasy Son'

The President's son went all the way to India to improve his understanding of a people very foreign to him: the poor.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Feb 22, 2018, 04:00 AM (0 replies)

The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper: Carly Novell & Delaney Tarr - Reforming Gun Laws with #NeverAgain

Students Carly Novell and Delaney Tarr, survivors of the high school mass shooting in Parkland, FL, discuss their call for common-sense gun control legislation in the U.S.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Feb 22, 2018, 12:54 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Conservatives Attack Parkland Survivors Once Again

As student survivors of the Parkland school shooting speak out about gun control, conservatives question the legitimacy of the Florida teens.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Feb 22, 2018, 12:43 AM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 2/20/18

Trump's Twitter Spree After Robert Mueller's Russia Indictments

President Trump had a lot to say after the special counsel's influence in the 2016 election. . . but not to condemn Russia.

If Politicians Won't Take Action, These High Schoolers Will

There's only one group Stephen thinks can actually defend the kids. And it is. . . the kids.

Trump's State Of Affairs. . . Actual Affairs

All of Trump's exes live in the news cycle. Stephen looks at Rachel Crooks' accusations of sexual assault against the President and Playboy model Karen McDougal's account an extramarital affair.

The GOP Finally Proposes A Ban

A GOP representative assures us that our elected officials are hard at work to ban something even more dangerous than assault weapons: numbers.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Feb 21, 2018, 04:59 AM (4 replies)

Trump Cant Save Coal: More Capacity Closed in 2018 Than First Three Years of Obama Administration

“Beautiful, clean coal” is not seeing a resurgence, despite what the president claims.

Last week, the Sierra Club announced the latest U.S. coal plant to close: FirstEnergy’s Pleasants Power Station in West Virginia. It’s No. 268 in a long line of U.S. coal plants that have shut down since 2010, and among several to suspend operations this month.

The environmental organization lauded the closure as a victory in its Beyond Coal campaign and an affirmation that coal continues to lose when pitted against other fuel sources.

The latest Sustainable Energy in America Factbook from Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy noted that the steady march of coal plant closures did slow somewhat in 2017, with just six plants closing compared to the previous year’s eight. But BNEF expects the closure trend to resume next year, with nearly as much plant capacity set to shut down 2018 as during the 2015 peak, when the coal industry dropped 15 gigawatts.

Overall, the downward slide for coal continues. In addition to the West Virginia plant, the Sierra Club this month announced the phase-out of Luminant Energy’s Big Brown plant in Texas and the drawdown of coal burning at Talen Energy’s Brunner Island plant in Pennsylvania. American Electric Power also unveiled plans to invest in over 8 gigawatts of solar and wind, as well as to reduce its power plant emissions 60 percent below 2000 levels by 2030.

More: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/trump-cant-save-coal#gs.xq36=K0
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Feb 21, 2018, 02:03 AM (2 replies)

Trump Wants to Cut Funding for Clean Energy Research In Half

Meanwhile, China, India and the European Union aim to double funding for clean energy R&D.

Climate change is expected to drive demand for clean energy in the decades ahead, giving an edge to countries that invest in the manufacture and export of low-carbon technologies.

Despite this, President Trump is pushing to slash spending on clean energy research, even as America’s chief economic rivals aim to double public funding for the same. In doing so, experts say, the president is threatening to undermine U.S. competitiveness.

In recent years, technological advances have helped drive down the cost of wind, solar and other advanced energy technologies, boosting sales and creating hundreds of thousands of jobs in the United States. Much of that innovation has been fueled by federal funding. A 2013 study found the recent boom in wind and solar patents to be the result of “public investments in R&D and a fast rate of growth in markets for these technologies.”

Experts say that if the clean energy sector is to continue to create jobs and generate exports, the federal government must provide generous funding for research. “I think it’s important for the government to look out for growing sectors and to invest in competitiveness,” said David Hart, director of the Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at George Mason University. The cost of research into emerging technologies, he said, is often prohibitive, “and the risk is really intimidating for private companies.”

Much more: https://nexusmedianews.com/trump-wants-to-cut-funding-for-clean-energy-research-in-half-cf27a7dbecf6

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Feb 21, 2018, 01:56 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Parkland Shooting Survivors School Congress on Gun Violence

While Fox News and Marco Rubio dodge the topic of gun control after a school shooting in Parkland, FL, teen survivors stage protests to call for common sense legislation.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Feb 21, 2018, 12:06 AM (4 replies)
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