Saturday, June 10, 2017

Greenpeace is correct about this. The USA needs it's ocean sanctuaries and continental shelves intact for future generations. We don't need more oil. This is not USA energy, this is greed.

With "W" it was submarines with Trump it is pure greed. Neither are necessary.

If our children need oil, buy the time they do, they will have far better ways of performing this task. I wish someone would find a humane way to end oil companies.

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) (click here) released its flagship publication Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update at Windergy on 25 April in Delhi. More than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market in 2016, which now comprises more than 90 countries, including 9 with more than 10,000 MW installed, and 29 which have now passed the 1,000 MW mark. Cumulative capacity grew by 12.6% to reach a total of 486.8 GW.
“Wind power is now successfully competing with heavily subsidized incumbents across the globe, building new industries, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and leading the way towards a clean energy future” said GWEC Secretary General Steve Sawyer. “We are well into a period of disruptive change, moving away from power systems centered on a few large, polluting plants towards markets increasingly dominated by a range of widely distributed renewable energy sources. We need to get to a zero emissions power system well before 2050 if we are to meet our climate change and development goals.”
Wind power penetration levels continue to increase, led by Denmark pushing 40%, followed by Uruguay, Portugal and Ireland with well over 20%, Spain and Cyprus around 20%, Germany at 16%;  and the big markets of China, the US and Canada get 4, 5.5, and 6% of their power from wind, respectively. GWEC’s rolling five year forecast sees almost 60 GW of new wind installations in 2017, rising to an annual market of about 75 GW by 2021, to bring cumulative installed capacity of over 800 GW by the end of 2021....
The drilling is not necessary. Healthy and oceans teaming with marine life is.

This is voter suppression. People like him and he does well in the polls, but, this is voter suppression.

Democrat Jon Ossoff (center) (click here) at Atlanta International Airport, flanked by Reps. John Lewis (at left) and Hank Johnson (Jan. 29, 2017).

Special election June 20th!


June 9, 2017

...Nervous Democrats (click here) are not planning a victory party yet. Roundtree noted that records showing who has cast early votes in the special election so far include more voters with a GOP primary voting history, as opposed to voters with a history of voting in Democratic primaries. (Voters do not register by party in Georgia; past primary participation is the closest proxy in Georgia's voter registration data.)...

Voter suppression is one of the problems that are putting a drag on Democrats at the ballot box. Hillary Clinton ran into this phenomena in Georgia last year.

October 24, 2016
By Vanessa Williams

...Fresh polls in the Peach State (click here) show a tightening presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, who has complained that the election is “rigged” against him nationwide. But voting rights advocates in Georgia say Republican state and local election officials are undermining the fairness of the vote by passing laws and adopting procedures that deter minorities and young people, groups that typically vote Democratic....

Democrats can raise money, too. Jon Ossoff is a primary example of that. Democrats can also get out the vote. But, Democrats cannot erase corruption of Republican politicians that seek to effect the vote through underhanded ways. I hope the Ossoff campaign is tracking down all potential suppression. If they do it will make a difference if a judge will listen to the facts. FACTS. Not opinion, FACTS.

I wish him luck. He is the new generation of Democrat and they need to win!

Jon Ossoff for Congress (click here)

"I better hope there are not tapes....(as a catalyst) for appointment of a special prosecutor.

June 10, 2017
By Katie Bo Williams

James Comey’s release of his memos (click here) to The New York Times was a carefully orchestrated act that appeared designed to shield him from any legal repercussions, whistleblower and ethics lawyers say. 

While President Trump’s personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, is reportedly preparing a leak complaint against Comey, experts say the fight over Comey’s disclosures is more political than legal.

“It’s clear that Comey understood the legal principles [protecting disclosures],” said Stephen Kohn, a lawyer who specializes in whistleblower cases.

But, he said, “Trump’s lawyer was also smart because he’s filing these complaints in places that don’t mean anything. It’s public relations.”

The memos, which Comey wrote to contemporaneously document his encounters with the president, have become a flashpoint in the administration’s response to the former FBI director’s scathing testimony before a Senate panel Thursday....

"...a carefully orchestrated act that appeared designed to shield him from any legal repercussions, whistleblower..."

That is not what James Comey said. He said he was hoping the exposure of his notes or their content would spawn a special prosecutor. What is so hard to understand? Isn't Mueller a Special Prosecutor? I guess Comey knew what he was doing. Why assign any other reason (which I could think of a few) when he already explained himself and he was right. Why the 'big hunt for the real reason.' It is  none sense. If Mueller wasn't so apparent there may be a reason to speculate, but, there is no reason to speculate. If James Comey is the recipient of legal benefits; good for him. He deserves it!

June 6, 2017
By Emma Kinery

The Columbia Law School website crashed (click here) after former FBI Director James Comey testified at a congressional hearing that he asked a friend who is a professor at the university to leak a memo he wrote about a conversation with President Trump....

Mueller is a special council. What he will find could easily lead to prosecution. There is no difference. Comey got what he wanted. GOT THAT! COMEY GOT WHAT HE WANTED!

June 9, 2017
By Sari Horwitz

One of the federal government’s top criminal law specialists (click here) is joining the investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III centered on possible coordination between President Trump’s associates and Russian officials.

Justice Department deputy solicitor general Michael Dreeben, who has argued more than 100 cases before the Supreme Court, is the department’s go-to lawyer on criminal justice cases and is highly respected by Democrats and Republicans because of his encyclopedic knowledge of criminal law.

Dreeben will work part time for Mueller, according to Justice officials, while he continues to oversee the department’s criminal appellate cases.

Former and current Justice Department officials say that Mueller’s recruitment of Dreeben shows how serious he is about the investigation and signals complexities in the probe.

“Michael is the most brilliant and most knowledgeable federal criminal lawyer in America — period,” said Walter Dellinger, a law professor at Duke University School of Law and acting solicitor general for the 1996-1997 term of the Supreme Court....

As far as I am concerned, what is there to know? This isn't enough? Give me a break.

Trump's election team is guilty as sin. There are more members to the Trump election team that have connections with communists than members that don't, including now his son-in-law Jared Kushner. Trump is as dirty as they come. No one is going to make him clean again, it is not possible. The corruption is a thick as the pea soup at dinner.

The reason the investigation by the Senate is taking place is because elected Republicans are afraid of Trump. There has to be a warehouse or perhaps a parking garage somewhere with enough evidence of "Shady Don" to impeach him ten times over. 

Right now. This very instance, the Republicans have the USA at risk of it's national security because they are afraid of Trump and they love the corruption. They don't care the country's national security is at risk. The Republicans are simply hoping the investigation goes on long enough to complete their corrupt practices before Trump is impeached.