Scientists appear to have debunked The New York Times' claim it was leaked a secret, gloomy climate change report which it published amid fears President Trump would suppress it. On Monday, The New York Times published a story saying there are concerns that the Trump administration could suppress what’s known as the National Climate Assessment, a project of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. The story, titled “Scientists fear Trump will dismiss blunt climate report,” said the draft report “has not yet been made public” but “a copy of it was obtained by The New York Times.” The paper also said “those who challenge scientific data on human-caused climate change" are worried the report will be publicly released. But those who worked on the report are pushing back against the claims, saying the version that was obtained and posted in full by the New York Times has actually been online and available to the public for months.
“It's not clear what the news is in this story,” Robert Kopp, a climate scientist at Rutgers University who is listed on the report as among the lead authors, said on Twitter. Bob Kopp: “It's not clear what the news is in this story; posted draft is public review draft from Dec, and WH review hasn't yet missed Aug 18 deadline.” -- The Internet Archive, a website that archives content published online, says it downloaded the report from the Environmental Protection Agency's website in January 2017. Kopp noted the draft was published on the site during the public comment period, but then taken down after the period. But it still remained online at the Internet Archive's site. Bob Kopp: “The Times' leaked draft has been on the Internet Archive since January, during the public comment period.” -- “The Times' leaked draft has been on the Internet Archive since January, during the public comment period,” Kopp said.
Another scientist who authored the report, Katharine Hayhoe, a professor at Texas Tech who leads the school’s Climate Science Center, also emphasized that the report is already publicly available. “Important to point out that this report was already accessible to anyone who cared to read it during public review & comment time,” she tweeted. “Few did.” -- Katharine Hayhoe: “Important to point out that this report was already accessible to anyone who cared to read it during public review & comment time. Few did.” Hayhoe added: “Side-by-side comparison shows that @nytimes has public review version of our new climate sci report - so, no leak. It was available to all.” -- Katharine Hayhoe: “Side-by-side comparison shows that @nytimes has public review version of our new climate sci report - so, no leak. It was available to all.” -- Katharine Hayhoe: “The 3rd Order Draft of Climate Science Special Report is still available via the National Academy of Sciences Public Access File, on request.”
Hayhoe also said anyone who wanted access to the draft could still request a copy from the National Academy of Sciences. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday said the New York Times story is “disappointing, yet entirely predictable.” -- “As others have pointed out – and The New York Times should have noticed – drafts of this report have been published and made widely available online months ago during the public comment period,” Sanders said. “The White House will withhold comment on any draft report before its scheduled release date.” Kopp, the Rutgers University scientist, said Tuesday afternoon that The Times updated the online story to post a newer draft, the Fifth Order Draft, which is currently under review. A correction, however, has not yet been added. The New York Times story cites an anonymous scientist involved in the report as saying he and others are concerned the Trump administration would suppress the report.
“It directly contradicts claims by President Trump and members of his Cabinet who say that the human contribution to climate change is uncertain, and that the ability to predict the effects is limited,” The New York Times said. The story said that the National Academy of Sciences has signed off on the draft, but scientists are “awaiting permission from the Trump administration to release it.” But Kopp, one of the authors, pointed out in his tweets about the New York Times story that the White House hasn’t missed its August 18 review deadline yet. Several hours after publication of this article, a New York Times spokesperson returned an earlier request for comment to say the story had been updated.
French police shot and arrested a suspect in a dramatic motorway chase Wednesday after a car smashed into soldiers outside a barracks in a Paris suburb, injuring six.
The suspected terror attack is the latest in a string of assaults that have hit France since January 2015, claiming more than 230 lives.
The servicemen were hit by a BMW which drove down a quiet street in the upmarket western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret at around 6am GMT.
It accelerated as it neared the troops, rammed into them and then sped away.
"I heard a huge crash which I thought was the sound of scaffolding being put up," Thierry Chappe, a resident in a building opposite the crime scene, told AFP.
Police later gave chase to the vehicle on a motorway north of Paris, and shot and wounded the suspect, a man aged in his late 30s who was also arrested, sources involved in the manhunt said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
After military base attack, Venezuela could be on the brink of a civil war After military base attack, Venezuela could be on the brink of a civil war
Venezuela could face a full-fledged civil war if military support for dictator Nicolas Maduro erodes.
Venezuelan authorities arrested seven men over the weekend whom they claimed took part in an attack on a military base outside of Valencia, the country's third-largest city. The strike took place after a video made the rounds on social media Sunday featuring men in military fatigues calling for a rebellion against Maduro.
"The significance lies in whether this suggests that Maduro is losing his grip on the military and whether we can expect to see more mutinies to come, or if this is just an isolated incident," Stuart Culverhouse, global head of macro and fixed income research at Exotix Capital, said in an email.
"Maintaining the support of the military is a key factor in Maduro's survival, and many in the military will have a vested interest in ensuring (his) survival," Culverhouse said.
Venezuela's top-ranking military officials have benefited greatly from Maduro's government. They hold influential roles and have received considerable financial sums in exchange for their loyalty to Maduro. But experts say that support is waning as the country's economic and social conditions continue to deteriorate.
As support for Maduro dwindles, the chances of a civil war increase.
Louis Moncivas Gutierrez, an experienced stunt coordinator, actor, and environmental activist admitted on camera to smuggling an illegal immigrant across the border, a felony that carries up to ten years in prison, a fine, or both.
“I was caught with an illegal immigrant in my automobile – in my car on the border – and they arrested me. I got fined $10,000. I got a new truck to me taken away, and I had to do one-year probation, and I spent seven days in jail,” Gutierrez said in a video first published on Core News Texas.
Gutierrez has a rather long rap sheet that includes charges of burglary, criminal trespassing, bail jumping, and failure to appear, among others.
Gutierrez was previously involved in the failed protest of the Trans-Pecos pipeline, which resulted in protesters asking donors for bus fare so that they could return home.
It was early June when terrorists in a rental van with 12-inch ceramic knives strapped to their wrists ran down pedestrians on London Bridge, ditched the vehicle, and then began stabbing patrons at the Borough Market. That attack made headlines around the world, but it certainly wasn’t the only stabbing attack in London this year, and Mayor Sadiq Khan this week called for Google and YouTube to crack down on videos that encourage gang violence and knife crime. -- Ummm. It's not the videos. Mayor of London: “I’m deeply concerned about the rise in knife crime. Internet giants must toughen guidelines & remove violent videos.” -- So your response to an epidemic of young men stabbing other young men to death is to police the internet? You are part of the problem.
Yeah, that'll do it. It's always a youtube video with these guys. Speaking of YouTube, the mayor appeared in a YouTube video to call for YouTube to remove videos that glorify gang violence and knife crime. Poor London. This guy is such a twit. Yes, YouTube can definitely solve the problem of knife crime in London. FFS. Internet companies don't stab people. People stab people. Better and more policing would possibly be an effective deterrent? Stop and search? Oh no that's racist. Nothing to do with the Mayor reducing stop and search by Police? Alternatively London could elect somebody, say a mayor or something like that, and make them responsible for policing. Focus on the people who plunge knives into other people's flesh & hack off limbs with machetes, Yahoo & Google don't do that. #PartandParcel
I have yet to see a keyboard jump up from a desk & start stabbing people with itself. What an idiot. Internet is not the problem. Which video committed the knife crime? I want names darn it….if violent videos are committing crimes, arrest them all! If Mayor Of Londonistan really believes knife crime is cos of YouTube, & not gangs, or imported culture/religion, then he'll never solve it. Knife crimes, acid attacks and overall security. we are living in London or third world country? I'm deeply concerned that London has turned into a 3rd world toilet since you took over and all you do is blame "internet giants". RESIGN. Censorship is the worst idea you could possibly offer. Just ban the internet and anything sharp. Nothing bad will ever happen again. How about remove violent knife wielding criminals? Just a thought….
Mexican officials say gunmen have attacked a group at a beach in the Los Cabos tourist region at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. Bullets killed three men and wounded two people.
The prosecutor's office for Baja California Sur state says the attack happened Sunday afternoon at the entrance to Playa Palmilla, a popular beach next to San Jose del Cabo. Its statement gives no motive.
Authorities say the beach was crowded with tourists, both Mexican and foreign, when the shooting started, and police evacuated the area.
Southern Baja California has seen a surge in violence this year, though mostly outside tourist areas. Analysts blame much of the bloodshed on fighting among factions in the Sinaloa drug cartel and also clashes with the rival Jalisco New Generation cartel.
A man had his leg shattered and shoulder dislocated after angering a driver he had told off earlier for speeding. Builder Gary Blinman, 46, was heading to get some pizza when he saw a driver speeding through his suburban area. The pair got into a verbal argument over the man's driving, which escalated soon after. 'I think I said "you should be ashamed of yourself mate, fair dinkum. It's school holidays, it's dinner time, there's kids everywhere... far out",' he told A Current Affair.
FROM MAIL ONLINE - Robert Beasley, 28, and Desiree Anderson, also 28, were filmed engaging in the lewd act on the bleachers at the State Fair Park in Milwaukee on Saturday. A horrified bystander filmed them and shared the footage on social media. After realizing he was being filmed, Beasley continued thrusting and waved when the person behind the camera told him to 'say hi to mom'.
What the crowd chanted, as can be seen from the Twitter video immediately above, was: ”From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” The “river” refers to the Jordan River, the eastern boundary, for the most part, of Israel. The “sea” refers to the Mediterranean Sea, the western boundary, for the most part, of Israel. The longstanding chant implies the geographic erasure of Israel and its replacement with an entity called “Palestine” (a country that has never actually existed in the history of the world).
350 newly arrived illegal migrants riot at their accommodated hotel, which is paid for by Italian taxpayers. They demand free money, new clothes and wifi from the government. They come illegally and contribute nothing but they demand to have the same things as the locals.
Helsinki, Finland - Bus driver Gleb Simanov was fired for refusing to let Somali Muslim girls board the bus without a ticket and posting the videos online. Basically he was fired for doing his job properly. Who agrees Simanov should be given a job dealing with asylum seekers' applications?
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel got testy with a CNN anchor for asking him whether Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are still good leaders for the Democrat party. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have been criticized lately for being too out of touch to lead Democrats anymore after the Democrats' 2016 presidential election debacle. Pelosi pushed back on the remarks, calling herself a "master legislator" and saying she believes she is "worth the trouble" for the Democrat party. “Yes or no answer?” anchor Poppy Harlow asked. “Is this leadership — Pelosi, Schumer — the leadership to do that [win Congress in 2018]?"
“Poppy, I really like you, I don’t think that’s a good question,” Emanuel responded. “I know you don’t like the question, but yes or no?” the host asked again. “Yes, it’s a fine leadership,” the mayor said finally. “I don’t think it’s really a question that’s relevant. It’s relevant in the Washington corridor, it’s not a question relevant in the suburban districts across the country.” -- “I guess I’m gonna have to let that answer sit for what it is,” Harlow concluded.
Another look at the effects of liberals persistent brainwashing of the youth of America is prevalent as can be within the mouth of this Libtard who claims that all white people are racist.
Why, you ask?
Because slavery. That's why. And apparently America was built on a system of racism so all those black people you see becoming famous and you know, president, are apparently anomalies.
The USDA reported this week that 1.1 million people have dropped off the food stamp lists since the beginning of the year.
According to Breitbart, participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) dropped to 41,496,255 in May 2017, the most recent data available from the USDA, from 42,691,363 in January 2017 when Trump took office.
If you are curious just how brainwashed SOME of the youth of America actually are, take a look at this video showing what happens when you mix white guilt with a whole lot of brainwashing from liberal professors that these college students attend.
California Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters wouldn’t rule out the concept of an all-black political party when asked about it on Monday. Waters joined “The Breakfast Club” radio show on Monday morning and was asked if it was time for black people to form their own political party. “No, not at this point,” Waters said. “You have to show that you’re willing and you’re able to put the numbers together and exercise your influence.” -- “We still are not voting our influence yet,” she continued. “What we should do is organize our power, exercise our power, particularly in the Democrat Party because that’s where most of us are.” Waters then suggested that when black people are “strong enough” they may branch out into their own party. After black people fully participate in politics, she said, “then you can raise that kind of question–whether we are strong enough to talk about organizing another party.”
Tripoli, Libya - The police raid a hideout of African migrants who are planning to board a boat to enter Italy illegally. Hopefully they will be sent back to where they come from.
The building was apparently owned by an NGO that is linked to the liberal billionaire, George Soros.
It’s safe to say that CBS and other mainstream media organizations aren’t precisely friends of the Second Amendment. A recent story about gun violence in Chicago appears to keep up that trend when it’s announced, “The problem we heard – and saw – over and over again, was guns.” The firearm enthusiast community would be easily forgiven for simply rolling their eyes at the post and not thinking anything of it. After all, a mainstream media story blaming guns for violence? That only happens on days that end in the letter “Y”, right? In the midst of the standard fear mongering about guns, however, CBS accidentally exposes a truth that they might not have intended to. Asked where he got his .40-caliber gun, he said, “Off the streets, people sell ’em.” -- “Just like that, that’s how easy it is,” another man said. “It’s worth it for you to keep these guns?” Diaz asked. “We felons. You know what I’m saying? Ain’t nobody gonna give us no jobs. The cops don’t give a f*** about us.”
Admitted felons saying they have no real problems getting their hands on guns. Every licensed firearm dealer in this country is required to do a background check. They require a photo ID and the purchaser is required to fill out ATF Form 4473, which specifically asks if one is a felon. In Chicago, it’s a bit more involved. There you have to get a Firearms Owners Identification Card from the Illinois State Police, take an approved safety course, get a Chicago Firearms Permit, then after you buy the gun you have to register it with the city within five days of the purchase. Failure to register it within those five days, and your gun is deemed unregisterable. These are all steps people have been assured would reduce gun violence. Yet CBS is able to report that violent felons are able to get their hands on firearms “off the streets.” How is this possible?
The reality, something CBS missed in its report, is that only the law abiding who abides by laws. All of the myriad of steps required to legally purchase a firearm in the city of Chicago appears to do little to dissuade violent criminals such as gang members from getting guns. Instead, it merely created legal and financial roadblocks to those who want to follow the law. By following all the steps required by the City of Chicago, would be gun owners are forced to pay an additional $250 to $260 over and above the cost of a gun. That’s more than some people pay for their low-budget firearms in the first place. All in an attempt to stop criminals from getting guns. For all the left’s pontification on firearms being a public safety hazard, they still haven’t figured out how to convince the average gangbanger to stop breaking gun laws. If they ever do, maybe they can then turn those newfound skills on convincing killers not to kill rather than disarming law-abiding Americans?
EL PASO, Texas — A fight between a local McDonald’s employee and a customer is going viral on social media. Now, we are hearing from the witness who caught it on camera. Alfredo Sanchez told KFOX14 the fight started over some french fries. He said the incident happened at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday night at the McDonald’s on Montana Avenue and George Dieter Drive. "We were eating and all of a sudden, like, I hear my friend say, like, what the heck,” said Sanchez. “And like, I see a guy come in with a big dog." Sanchez recorded the video on his phone. "He's telling the people, like, I waited two hours for my fries,” he recalled. Sanchez said an unidentified man was irate over an issue about his food order. He told KFOX14 the man swiped a cookie display off the restaurant’s counter and started threatening an employee. "The guy takes off his shirt and he's ready to fight him, ready to fight, jumps over the counter and that's when he hits the guy,” he said. "He just punches him, right here, right on the lip." The witness said he was reluctant to intervene. "The employees were already trying to stop the guy and it was just kind of a mess,” he explained. “I was like, I'm not getting in this, but I'm recording, just for proof, to protect me too. What if the guy attacks me? What if the dog does something?" The El Paso Police Department confirmed officers were called out for reports of a fight going on at that McDonald’s location. "Finally, the cops get there and they just kind of get him,” said Sanchez. “They take him outside and another cop car comes in." Police said no one was arrested and the investigation is still on-going. "I didn't believe it was happening,” said Sanchez. “I've never experienced anything like it." We did reach out to McDonald’s corporate office for a comment on the incident. We have not heard back at this time.
Florence, Italy - The migrant who threw rocks at people near a restaurant in a previous video got caught and beaten up by the restaurant employees. I don't understand Italian but I'm guessing the bleeding heart liberals nearby complained and yelled at the restaurant employees for beating the migrant.
FROM INSIDE EDTION - About 60 panicked hikers threatened by a flash flood were saved by strangers who formed a human chain to pull them to safety. The surging waters in Utah's Zion National Park were captured on video and posted to social media after the July 29 rescue. A terrified boy clung to an adult as a steady hand guided both to safety in the video. They went across ankle deep rushing water which quickly rose to their knees. The human chain was made up of about a dozen hikers, most of them relatives.
Portland, OR – Far-left masked Antifa members showed up at the Patriot Prayer ‘Freedom March’ Sunday to disrupt and attack Trump supporters. Antifa must be designated a terrorist organization. Masks should also be banned for public protesters. Portland Police announced that anyone breaking the law will be subject to arrest. KATU News captured footage of the march and the violent brawls. Bloodied man being tended to. Trump supporters chanting ‘USA! USA!’ while left-wing Antifa (the real fascists) scream ‘Nazi’s go home!’ -- More fighting and more pepper spray. Antifa burning an American flag. -- Although nobody was arrested Sunday, Portland Police announced that they are reviewing video feed and people involved in unlawful activity are subject to arrest today or a later date.
Raw video: Windows blown out, patrons take cover behind tables after gunmen open fire at Carolyn's Kitchen in South Los Angeles
Edwuart Matranxhi travelled to the country from Albania after engaging in sexual online chat with what he believed were two teenagers named called Laura and Louise. The 22-year-old, however, was in fact talking to hunters from Guardians of the North. Matranxhi contacted the young girls on a dating social media site called Scout and struck up sexual chat, saying that he wanted to have sex with them. Jailing him for 12 months, Recorder Eric Elliott QC said: ‘Unbeknown to you, this girl did not exist and the girls were the creation of the group Guardians of the North who set up false profiles with a view to entrapping people such as you.
The Spanish Red Cross says it has tended to 186 migrants who stormed a pedestrian border post to enter Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco.
Attempts to cross by force at pedestrian border posts are unusual as they are normally heavily policed. The thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants living illegally in Morocco normally try to scale the border fences surrounding Ceuta and Melilla, Spain's other North African enclave, in their bid to enter Europe.
Ceuta's Red Cross tweeted that four migrants were taken to a city hospital for injuries after the crossing early Monday.
Spain's Europa Press news agency said one police officer was injured.
Comment from the Interior Ministry in Ceuta was not immediately available.
On entering, the migrants head for temporary migrant accommodation centers. They are eventually repatriated or let go.
Venezuela is learning that you can always vote Socialist dictators into office but can never vote them out. The hate-filled sycophants at CNN have taken their attacks to a new level. CNN said on Sunday that "Venezuela is what happens when you have Donald Trump without James Madison." -- Take a look at the people suffering in Venezuela as they stand in long lines for food–because of SOCIALIST POLICIES. This is what Socialism does to people, not Capitalism, yet the LIARS at CNN say this is where our country would be without the system our founders put in place to protect us from President Trump.
Anti-fascist protesters and Trump supporters clashed in violent altercations during dueling protests in Portland over the weekend, leading to three arrests.
Members of the anti-fascist 'Antifa' movement and conservative group Patriot Prayer threw punches at one another as pepper spray filled the air during protests at Salmon Street Springs in Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Sunday afternoon.
Both protests began around 2pm, with Patriot Prayer promoting 'freedom and tolerance for people who think differently' while Antifa members chanted 'No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA', characterizing the other protesters as white supremacists.
The Patriot Prayer group was made up of about 150 Donald Trump supporters waving flags and wearing Make America Great Again Hats.
Meanwhile, many of the antifa members wore black bandannas to cover their faces and at one point gathered in a small group to burn an American flag.
In footage from the incident, dozens of protesters can be seen shoving one another and throwing punches.
In the background, trumpets and drums can be heard playing notes and beats at random.
No serious injuries were reported following the clashes, but three people were arrested.
Power was first identified by the Washington Free Beacon last month as a central figure in a congressional investigation into efforts by senior Obama administration officials to obtain classified intelligence information in what many allege was an effort to undermine President Donald Trump and his incoming national security team.
Power is believed to be the anonymous official responsible for “hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama administration,” according to current and former U.S. officials who spoke to the Free Beacon about the ongoing investigation.
Efforts by the former Obama administration to obtain the names of Trump allies included in raw intelligence reports have fueled speculation that subsequent leaks to the press were orchestrated by the former administration and its allies in a bid to damage the current White House and smear Trump’s most senior confidantes.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, which is handling the probe, petitioned Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats last week to request his help in addressing the unmasking issue.
Nunes disclosed in his letter that the former Obama administration had “easy access” to sensitive classified information and that they may have used it to “achieve partisan political purposes, including the selective, anonymous leaking of such information.”
“You haven’t seen what is coming in this country yet. You haven’t seen the day of the locust yet…if they take Trump down through Mueller or through any other source and deny ‘Eddie’ his vote, there will be a civil war in this country,” Savage warned.
“It will start slowly–it will be like Fort Sumter which started with one cannon shot. I’m warning you. I’m warning you, all of you leftists who think you’re gonna steal our vote–you’re wrong,” Savage continued.
Savage then railed against fake news CNN, hateful left-wing sites, George Soros, liberal garbage being taught in the universities, degenerate Hollywood, then warned again, “But if you do the next step and steal our President, I warn you, you have seen nothing yet. You will see the day of the locust in this country.”
Translated from an official Chinese news website.
The latest video and pictures show that the Chinese army uses military trains to transport large numbers of red flag-16 surface-to-air missiles to Tibet. The Red Flag-16 is able to defend important military facilities and other important nodes, which means that the PLA has been prepared for war.
As for why to transport so many red flags-16 to Tibet, a very important reason is that the Indian army deployed a lot of air combat forces in the front line, including Su-30MKI and other advanced fighters.
In addition, India also opened near China's Parsippa frontier airport, and a Su-30MKI fighter deployment to this.
It is said that this is India in Arunachal Pradesh (ie, the southern region) put into operation in the 8 frontier airport in the first five.
The police in Anambra state on Sunday confirmed that only one gunman killed eight worshippers and injured 18 others in an early morning attack on St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Earlier reports had said the killings were done by gunmen, with rumours that some Boko Haram elements carried out the attack.
The commissioner of police, Garba Umar dismissed the rumour and said the attack was carried out by a lone wolf gunman, who is an indigene of the area.
Umar told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka that the remains of the dead had been deposited at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi.
Umar also said that the injured had been taken to the hospital.
He said that preliminary investigations by the police revealed that the attack was carried out by an indigene of the area.
“From our findings, it is very clear that the person who carried the attack must be an indigene of the area.