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Rising sea levels could swamp major cities and displace almost 200 million people, scientists say

One meter is about 39 inches!!!

Rising sea levels could swamp major cities and displace almost 200 million people, scientists say
With a “business as usual” approach to carbon emissions, the world's oceans could plausibly rise two meters by the end of the century.

May 22, 2019, 12:00 PM CDT

By Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky and David Freeman

The risk posed by rising seas may be even more dire than we thought.

A provocative new study suggests that as Earth’s climate continues to warm and the planet’s ice sheets continue to melt, seas could inundate coastal cities around the world, submerging vast swaths of land and displacing almost 200 million people by the end of the century.

If we continue to take a “business as usual” approach to carbon emissions, sea level rise could plausibly exceed two meters (about seven and a half feet) by 2100, the study showed. A rise of that magnitude — which is more than twice as high as the upper limit predicted in a 2013 U.N. climate assessment — would have “profound consequences for humanity,” the scientists behind the new research concluded.

New York, New Orleans, Miami, Shanghai, Mumbai and some island nations could become permanently flooded, according to that scenario, disrupting economies and displacing up to 187 million people. Almost 1.8 million square kilometers (about 700,000 square miles) of land, including some used for farming, could be permanently flooded.

“It really is pretty grim,” study co-author Jonathan Bamber, a professor of physical geography at the University of Bristol in England, told CNN. “Two meters is not a good scenario.”

That “grim” scenario is just one of several possibilities. But “the oceans are rising fast and will rise faster than we thought a few years ago,” said study co-author Robert Kopp, director of the Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. “And there is significant risk of much faster sea level rise if we don’t cut our emissions.”................

There are more residents living in high-risk flood zones in New York City than in any other U.S. city.Ron Antonelli / Bloomberg via Getty Images file

After Trump stormed out, Kellyanne tried to take over the meeting. She asked Pelosi if she had anyth

It really was a silly thing for Kellyanne to say.

After Trump stormed out, Kellyanne tried to take over the meeting. She asked Pelosi if she had anything to say abt Trump’s performance. Pelosi sd “I’ll respond to the president, not staff.” Kellyanne said “Wow, that’s really pro-woman of you.”


12h12 hours ago
Replying to @Kokomothegreat

It's not a chardonnay bonding moment, Kellyanne. It's Constitutional protocol. Sorry you're too dumb to know the difference.
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Shannon Heuston
‏ @Heustonmah
12h12 hours ago

Replying to @Kokomothegreat

So basically she asked Pelosi to make some criticism she could then use to slam Democrats, then when she declined played the feminist card which she has no claim on.
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G. Gabriel G.
‏ @Manchi_
13h13 hours ago

Replying to @Kokomothegreat

“I will talk to the ring master, not the circus BEASTS”! HAHAHAHA

Nancy Pelosi: Trump 'Had A Temper Tantrum For Us All To See' In The Rose Garden

POLITICS 05/22/2019 09:52 pm ET
Nancy Pelosi: Trump ‘Had A Temper Tantrum For Us All To See’ In The Rose Garden

The House speaker sent a letter to her congressional colleagues Wednesday night to comment on the president’s Rose Garden meltdown.

By Rebecca Shapiro

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) sent a letter to her Congressional colleagues Wednesday night saying President Donald Trump “had a temper tantrum” earlier in the day after he walked out of infrastructure talks with party leaders and held an impromptu press conference in the White House Rose Garden.

“Sadly, the only job the president seems to be concerned with is his own,” Pelosi wrote. “He threatened to stop working with Democrats on all legislation unless we end oversight of his administration and he had a temper tantrum for us all to see.”

During the press conference, Trump stood before a sign reading “no collusion, no obstruction” as he told reporters he was “the most transparent president in history” and called on Democrats to “get these phony investigations over with.”


Judge rejects Trump's request to halt congressional subpoenas for his banking records

I hope Trump is have indigestion.

Judge rejects Trump’s request to halt congressional subpoenas for his banking records


Renae Merle, Michael Kranish, Felicia Sonmez

1 hr ago

NEW YORK —A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request by President Trump to block congressional subpoenas for his banking records, dealing the latest blow to the president in his bid to battle Democratic investigations into his personal finances.

The decision in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York could clear the way for Deutsche Bank and Capital One to hand over the president’s financial records to Democrats in the House. Trump’s attorneys could appeal the decision.

Attorneys for Trump, his family and the Trump Organization filed for a preliminary injunction earlier this month as part of a lawsuit seeking to block the two institutions from handing over documents to the House Financial Services and Intelligence committees.

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“There will be no way to unring the bell once the Banks give Congress the requested information,” William S. Consovoy, Patrick Strawbridge and Marc Mukasey wrote. “The Committees will have reviewed confidential documents that this Court may later determine were illegally subpoenaed.”

But U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said Wednesday that Trump’s lawsuit was unlikely to succeed. .........................

Trump Stages Rose Garden Meltdown After Blowing Up A Meeting with Pelosi and Schumer ...Updated

Source: DailyKos

Wednesday May 22, 2019 · 11:05 AM CDT

WASHINGTON — President Trump abruptly blew up a scheduled meeting with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday, lashing out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi for accusing him of a cover-up and declaring that he could not work with them until they stopped investigating him.

He then marched out into the Rose Garden, where reporters had been gathered, and delivered a statement bristling with anger as he demanded that Democrats “get these phony investigations over with.” He said they could not legislate and investigate at the same time. “We’re going to go down one track at a time,” he said.

...“Speaker Pelosi said something terrible today and accused me of a cover-up,”


UPDATE: Clear evidence that this was a staged spectacle:

Look at the podium. They already had a sign printed up with “NO Collusion, NO Obstruction”. The numbers are about the cost of the investigations: Mueller investigation by the numbers: $35+ million spent; 2,800+ subpoenas; 675 days; 500+ witnesses; 18 Angry Democrats.


Read more: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/5/22/1859604/-Trump-is-melting-down-in-the-Rose-Garden-today?utm_campaign=trending

poor widdle Trump--crying again. what a victim!!

“I don’t do cover ups” will be remembered in history as Nixon’s “I’m not a crook”- in both cases it’s the crimes AND the cover ups.




Trump's Hostile Takeover of 'Very Liberal' Ninth Circuit Is Almost Accomplished

Damn. we are in trouble.

Trump’s Hostile Takeover of ‘Very Liberal’ Ninth Circuit Is Almost Accomplished


The president who thinks judges play for a political team wants as many as possible on his team, along with the Senate Republicans racing to give them lifetime appointments.

Eleanor Clift

05.21.19 8:35 PM ET

Young, mostly male, and overwhelmingly white judges appointed by President Trump are on the cusp of remaking the once reliably liberal Ninth Circuit of the Court of Appeals, the nation’s highest court below the Supreme Court.

The “very, very liberal circuit,” as then Attorney General Jeff Sessions once put it, covers the American West, including California as well as Alaska and Hawaii. Trump himself has called it “totally out of control,” a “big thorn in our side,” a “complete and total disaster,” and a “disgrace.” At one point, he said, “It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an ‘independent judiciary’”—his scary scare quotes.

Now the Senate has been racing to give lifetime seats on its bench to Trump judges whose pro-business jurisprudence and regressive social views are out of step with much of the country, including Democrats and younger Americans.

There was spying in the presidential election -- and it was from Trump: Ex-FBI deputy

Source: rawstory

21 May 2019 at 19:17 ET


Mudd, himself a former intelligence official at the CIA and FBI, told host Wolf Blitzer that if anyone was spying, it wasn’t the FBI — it was

“Let me tell you something,” said Mudd heatedly. “There was spying and encouragement of spying. It’s a presidential candidate encouraging a foreign adversary to steal information about an American presidential candidate.”

“That’s the American presidential candidate, in this case Donald Trump, saying ‘Hey Russians, where are Hillary’s emails?'” said Mudd. “That’s the president’s son encouraging a foreign adversary, in this case a lawyer, to go to Trump Tower, saying ‘I know there’s stolen information, maybe I’d like to see it.’ That’s a presidential adviser, Roger Stone knowing that there’s stolen information from a server, saying ‘I’m happy to talk to the intermediary, that is WikiLeaks, that will publish that information.'”

“If we want a foreign adversary — and Rudy Giuliani said this was okay, talking about the Russians — if we want a foreign adversary to steal stuff and publish it, let me tell you who encouraged that, that’s the president. That’s stealing. That’s spying.”

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/there-was-spying-in-the-presidential-election-and-it-was-from-trump-ex-fbi-deputy/

video clip at link.


Trott Lee
‏ @TrottJLee
12m12 minutes ago
Replying to @RawStory @PrincessBravato

Anytime I hear Trump say something bad happened to him, it’s a 100 percent guarantee he’s lying, and that he’s the one who actually did it to someone else.

william a herrick
‏ @herrick_a
3m3 minutes ago

Replying to @RawStory @alaskarebel

Classic Trump projection with a dash of outrage and fake concern. The enemy of the ppl is his best projection.He actually thinks he is pointing a finger at someone else.The key is to view his name-calling as if it were a boomerang; then, follow it to its source.


Alabama Public Television refuses to air 'Arthur' episode with gay wedding

Source: NBC News

Alabama Public Television refuses to air 'Arthur' episode with gay wedding
"It would be a violation of trust to broadcast the episode," the director of programming at Alabama Public Television said.

May 20, 2019, 6:08 PM CDT / Updated May 20, 2019, 9:07 PM CDT

Alabama Public Television chose not to air PBS' recent "Arthur" episode that featured a same-sex marriage.

During the animated series' 22nd season premiere, titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone," Arthur's third-grade teacher, Mr. Ratburn, marries Patrick, a chocolatier, at a wedding attended by his students, Arthur, Francine, Buster and Muffy. It aired May 13.

Mike McKenzie, director of programming at APT, told NBC News on Monday that PBS sent a message to stations in mid-April alerting them "to possible viewer concerns about the content of the program." After he and others at APT viewed the episode, they decided not to broadcast it and showed a re-run instead.

“Parents have trusted Alabama Public Television for more than 50 years to provide children’s programs that entertain, educate and inspire,” McKenzie said in a statement. “More importantly — although we strongly encourage parents to watch television with their children and talk about what they have learned afterwards — parents trust that their children can watch APT without their supervision. We also know that children who are younger than the ‘target’ audience for 'Arthur' also watch the program.”..................................

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/alabama-public-television-refuses-air-arthur-episode-gay-wedding-n1008026?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

geeez, Alabama must be a stinking Trump swamp!!

McKenzie said the network has no plans to air it.
'Arthur' character Mr. Ratburn comes out as gay in season premiere
May 14, 201901:42


Rep Jamie Raskin coming up on msnbc [supporter of Impeachment}

A few tweets from Trumps last night Pennsylvanis rally at the airport.....


Daniel Dale
‏Verified account @ddale8
54m54 minutes ago

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Trump continues: "I meant to say that. This guy talks about 'I know Scranton, I know' - well I know the places better. He LEFT YOU for another state, and he didn't take care of you."

Daniel Dale added,
Daniel Dale
Verified account @ddale8
Trump: "Don't forget: Biden deserted you. He's not from Pennsylvania. I guess he was born here, but he left you, folks. He left you for another state. Remember that, please."
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Daniel Dale
‏Verified account @ddale8
57m57 minutes ago

Trump says he had a great life pre-presidency and didn't know his current life was going to be so difficult because of hoaxes and people who hate him, but he still loves it.

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Daniel Dale
‏Verified account @ddale8
58m58 minutes ago

Trump is now falsely accusing unspecified opponents of "treason." There is a Lock Them Up chant. Trump responds that there is a great new attorney general "who's gonna give it a very fair look."
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Daniel Dale
‏Verified account @ddale8
1h1 hour ago

Trump is reciting his usual lines: no to "globalism," yes to "patriotism"; "strong borders, strong families, and a strong national defense"; "the dignity of work and the sanctity of life"; "the right to keep and bear arms"; "the rule of law"; "in God we trust."
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Daniel Dale
‏Verified account @ddale8
1h1 hour ago

There is another medical issue in the crowd. This time, Trump says, "I don't know what this does to television, but that's OK." "But that's OK" is one of the things he says when he isn't happy about something but knows he can't complain about it.
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