Russian meddling in the 2016 election was apparently just the prequel. Now America’s former Cold War rival is using social media to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, a former CIA official and a former Republican congressman said Monday night. Michael Morell, who ran the CIA, and Michael Rogers, former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee,… Continue reading “Russia Wants Americans To Doubt Mueller, Experts Warn”
How to Deprogram Truth-Denying Trump Voters
How did Donald Trump win, when he used so many misleading statements and outright deceptions? Couldn’t people see through them? As an expert in brain science, I want to share why his followers fell for his lies and what can be done to address this situation in the future. First, let’s get the facts straight. At… Continue reading “Trump, Truth and Emotional Reasoning”
A good analysis of the limits of a presidential pardon and why Trump won’t likely be able to just wave a magic wand and make it all go away, even for his friends.
With the first indictment looming from the federal Trump-Russia investigation, President Donald Trump is getting a reminder: His pardoning pardons can’t fix everything. “I don’t think the president’s power is all that absolute, as people have been suggesting,” California Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told ABC News’ “This Week” Sunday.… Continue reading “Trump’s Pardon Powers Have Limits When Indictment Comes”
Yet another example of how Trump is a danger not only to us but to the entire world. It just makes me sick.
Following the Kurdistan Region’s defeat of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), we moved quickly to secure our own rights in an independence referendum last month. We seized the opportunity to solidify our role as a stable partner for peace for America and the rest of the world. Yet in a tragic turn of events, our… Continue reading “Donald Trump Has Betrayed the Kurds, Iraq Will Suffer”
Three Charged With Attempted Murder After White Supremacist Event
Three men have been charged with attempted murder in Gainesville, Florida, for firing a shot at anti-Nazi protesters after a speech by white supremacist leader Richard Spencer on Thursday … Continue reading “Three Charged With Attempted Murder After White Supremacist Event”
President Crazy Pants Predicts Two Women On Supreme Court Will Die
We will never know the state of Donald Trump’s health since only a quack doctor released his findings which are contrary to any professional’s manner of writing about the health of their patient. It was as if Trump ran into Target one day to ask the cashier to write some cool things about his health, then he stamped his ‘doctor’s’ name at the bottom of it. Continue reading “Trump Predicts He’ll Get To Appoint 3 More Supreme Court Justices”
This is just priceless. I miss Jon Stewart so much.
President Donald Trump, your wish is Stephen Colbert’s command. On Monday’s edition of The Late Show on CBS, Colbert made like the Genie in Aladdin and granted Trump’s wish for “equal time” praising him and the Republican party. Trump tweeted Saturday that late-night talk show hosts’ negative coverage of his presidency is playing into the Democratic… Continue reading “Colbert, Stewart Try to Be Nice About Trump, Fail”
As if the massive hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanoes threatening to erupt haven’t already given the last few months an apocalyptic air, now comes news that the NRA has told Republican members of Congress that they are supportive of additional regulation for “…devises designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully automatic rifles…
GOP tiptoes into gun restriction debate, with NRA blessing
WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association gave Republicans a green light to review whether a device used by the Las Vegas shooter should be made illegal. It was a surprising turn for the gun lobby, one of the most powerful organizations in U.S. politics, and it allows congressional Republicans to consider banning the “bump stock,” which… Continue reading “NRA supports banning bump stocks”
Nevada has some of the most-relaxed gun laws in the country, a legislative condition that is sure to come under renewed scrutiny n the wake of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history on Sunday night in Las Vegas. Nevada law does not require firearms owners to have licenses, register their weapons, or limits the number… Continue reading “Las Vegas Gun Laws: Open Carry, Machine Guns Legal”
As a Thorian it’s only natural that I love and am fascinated by thunderstorms. Popular Science magazine recently reported on how humanity is helping create more thunderstorms which – as much as I may love them – isn’t necessarily a good thing.
Our pollution might actually be causing thunderstorms
Ships could seed clouds for lightning. Lightning strikes the water as San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) navigates between storms. The Essex Amphibious Ready Group is currently operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy/Released Lightning tends to trigger in us… Continue reading “Our Pollution May Actually Be Causing Thunderstorms”