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Hometown: NE New York
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Current location: Serious Snow Country :(
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Trump Promoting Fossil Fuel Deregulation in Shadow of Fatal Chemical Fire

Trump to Add 'Tasteless Insult to Injury' by Promoting Fossil Fuel Deregulation in Shadow of Fatal Chemical Fire

"It's no surprise that Trump is once again taking an action championed by climate deniers and fossil fuel companies."

Just a week after a chemical plant explosion killed one worker and spewed thousands of pounds of dangerous pollutants into the air in Crosby, Texas, President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to visit that city Wednesday to sign executive orders to speed up approval of pipelines and other fossil fuel projects.

"In coming to the location of a deadly fossil fuel-related explosion to sign an order that would gut states' power to protect residents from the hazards of oil and gas pipelines, Trump is adding tasteless insult to the injury he is inflicting on our planet," Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, said in a statement.

"Trump's support for the fossil fuel industry reflects a real disdain for public safety and a livable climate for generations to come," Hauter continued. "Expediting pipelines means more petrochemical buildout in places like Appalachia, and more disasters waiting in the wings—not to mention climate catastrophe."

According to the Houston Chronicle, Trump will appear at the International Union of Operating Engineers International Training and Education Center in Crosby, where he will deliver a speech about "how he plans to aid the United States' booming domestic oil and gas production."

Read more: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/04/08/trump-add-tasteless-insult-injury-promoting-fossil-fuel-deregulation-shadow-fatal

A chemical plant fire at 16503 Ramsey Road in Crosby, Texas on Tuesday, April 2. (Photo: Harris County Fire Marshal's Office)
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Apr 9, 2019, 01:03 AM (0 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump Lashes Out over Immigration and His Tax Returns: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump reminding everyone he considers himself above the law.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Apr 8, 2019, 11:52 PM (2 replies)

The Daily Show: Hakeem Jeffries - The Mueller Report & A For-the-People Democratic Agenda

New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8) discusses why the Mueller report should be made public, the importance of criminal justice reform and the issues that unite the Democratic party.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Apr 8, 2019, 11:31 PM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Kirstjen Nielsen Gets Deported from the White House

Donald Trump purges the Department of Homeland Security as he fires Head of Secret Service Randolph Alles and forces DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign after they failed to see eye-to-eye on immigration.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Apr 8, 2019, 11:17 PM (1 replies)

Seattle Man Has Been Feeding A Crow Family For Years, Has "Mind Blown" After They Bring Him Presents

Stuart Dahlquist, 56, has been a bird enthusiast for most of his life, but a family of crows has still found a way to surprise him. Recently, the Seattle man received a gift from the fellas he’s been feeding for a couple of years and if that wasn’t enough, they brought him another one the very next day.

“Crows are amazing creatures and I’ve always felt this way since I was a boy,” Stuart told Bored Panda. “Birds – all kinds – have been a real focal part of my life; I love watching them, listening to their calls, identifying them… Oh! And helping them if they need help. I’m not a real ‘birder’ with high powered binoculars or anything like that but they play an outsized role in my enjoyment of life.”

He has been feeding this particular crow family for about 4 years. “They nest in a large douglas fir tree that’s in our front yard and we could hear the babies when the parents would feed them,” he said. “One day I found both babies had fallen to the ground, almost able to fly but not quite. We got them into a tree and the parents – pretty angry with us actually – took it from there and the little ones survived. We began feeding them soon after.”

There were four of them, but sadly, just before these gifts showed up, the adult female was killed by a raccoon.

Stuart said he can easily tell when they’re hungry. “Sometimes when I’m walking they’ll fly with me, landing on the wires and branches above as I amble along. When we get home they like to land on the fence and wait to be fed. Other times they simply “Caw! Caw!” at us… It’s pretty obvious when they want food.” He gives them high-quality dry cat food with very little filler. “Crows aren’t as keen on corn as people seem to think.”

Much more: https://www.boredpanda.com/man-feeds-family-of-crows-receives-gifts-stuart-dahiquist/?utm_source=1677284_0_0_0&utm_medium=push&utm_campaign=WebPush

The Judge... our pet crow!

This is our pet crow "The Judge' taking a bath in the tub. We've had him for seven or eight years now, sometimes he lives in the house, sometimes outdoors in a huge cage. He can fly but usually prefers to walk around the house... once he did take off and he flew around for a few minutes then landed right at my feet. I think the baths are his favorite part of the day but he also enjoys having his head scratched right behind his ears. The Judge!

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Apr 8, 2019, 11:13 PM (13 replies)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Mobile Homes

Mobile homes may seem like an affordable housing option, but large investment companies are making them less and less so.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Apr 8, 2019, 02:48 AM (10 replies)

The Daily Show: Bernie Sanders - A Progressive Agenda for the 2020 Presidential Race

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders explains how his ideas became mainstream, why he’s going on Fox News and what’s going on with his tax returns.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Apr 8, 2019, 01:45 AM (2 replies)

SNL: Theresa May

Theresa May (Kate McKinnon) dreams of a better life as Brexit looms on the horizon.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Apr 7, 2019, 04:05 AM (4 replies)

SNL: Weekend Update

Joe Biden's Inappropriate Touching

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, like the controversy surrounding Joe Biden inappropriately touching women.

Lori Loughlin's College Admissions Scandal

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, like Lori Loughlin appearing in court to face charges of bribery in a college admissions scandal.

Film Critic Terry Fink's Spring Movie Review

Weekend Update film critic, Terry Fink (Alex Moffat), stops by to share his spring movie picks.

Charles Barkley on the 2019 NCAA Final Four

Charles Barkley (Kenan Thompson) weights in on his alma mater, Auburn, losing the 2019 NCAA Final Four, discusses his March Madness gambling losses and explains his Capital One commercials with Spike Lee and Samuel L. Jackson.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Apr 7, 2019, 04:00 AM (0 replies)

SNL: Joe Biden Cold Open

Joe Biden (Jason Sudeikis) meets with a consultant (Kate McKinnon) and undecided women voters (Aidy Bryant, Leslie Jones) to evaluate if his behavior crosses the line for a presidential run in 2020.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Apr 7, 2019, 03:56 AM (10 replies)
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