Al Gore’s message of hope


 

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In the decade since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, a lot has changed. Climate science has made major advances. Renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, has become cheaper than fossil fuel-based electricity in many parts of the world. Electric vehicles are more popular than ever.

Last week, the president signed an executive order to begin rolling back environmental protections and policies, including the Clean Power Plan, a cornerstone of our nation’s commitment to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. These actions are a misguided step away from a sustainable, carbon-free future for ourselves and generations to come.

 

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Did you see former US Vice President Al Gore’s earlier message? Over 10 years after An Inconvenient Truth, he’s still enthusiastic and hopeful about creating a sustainable, economically sound future for our planet.

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a message from rep patrick murphy


 

What’s going on in Washington regarding the investigation into Trump’s Russia ties is unprecedented — and should be concerning for all Americans. 
I shared my thoughts with the Miami Herald’s opinion page over the weekend. Here’s what I had to say:
The sense of comity and duty that characterizes the House Intelligence Committee, on which I was honored to serve during my time in Congress, crumbled this week after Chairman Devin Nunes took several harmful actions.
The news that he canceled this week’s hearings — preventing former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying in the Trump-Russia matter — makes it clear he can no longer impartially chair the committee.
Following testimony by FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers confirming they were looking into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, Nunes took an abrupt meeting with sources at the White House who informed him that Trump staffers may have had their communications incidentally collected. Instead of bringing this information to the ranking member and full committee, he brought it to the President alone before alerting other members.
Nunes is clearly still wearing the hat of Trump surrogate and transition team member, not chairman of one of the House’s most prestigious committees. Further, Trump now feels “vindicated” in his completely baseless claim that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.
The cancellation of this week’s meetings is terrible for national security. Our adversaries will not take a break while Nunes and the White House get their stories straight. The committee’s current slate is long and urgent: North Korean nukes; radicalization efforts by ISIS; worldwide cyber threats.
The integrity of the committee and the agencies it funds is of utmost importance, but partisan politics has stopped its serious work.
It is time for an independent investigator to take over the inquiry of ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. And for the sake of national security, it is time for Chairman Nunes to go.
Thank you for standing with me as we fight, together, for answers and accountability in Congress.
— Patrick

on this day … 4/5 2009 – North Korea launched the Kwangmyongsong-2 rocket, prompting an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council.


1242 – Russian troops repelled an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights.

1614 – American Indian Pocahontas married English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia.

1621 – The Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, MA, on a return trip to England.

1792 – U.S. President George Washington cast the first presidential veto. The measure was for apportioning representatives among the states.

1806 – Isaac Quintard patented the cider mill.

1827 – James H. Hackett became the first American actor to appear abroad as he performed at Covent Garden in London, England.

1843 – Queen Victoria proclaimed Hong Kong to be a British crown colony.

1869 – Daniel Bakeman, the last surviving soldier of the U.S. Revolutionary War, died at the age of 109.

1887 – Anne Sullivan taught Helen Keller the meaning of the word “water” as spelled out in the manual alphabet.

1892 – Walter H. Coe patented gold leaf in rolls.

1892 – In New York, the Ithaca Daily Journal published an ad introducing a new 10 cent Ice Cream Specialty called a Cherry Sunday.

1895 – Playwright Oscar Wilde lost his criminal libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry. Wilde had been accused of homosexual practices.

1908 – The Japanese Army reached the Yalu River as the Russians retreated.

1919 – Eamon de Valera became president of Ireland.

1923 – Firestone Tire and Rubber Company began the first regular production of balloon tires.

1930 – Mahatma Ghandi defied British law by making salt in India.

1933 – The first operation to remove a lung was performed at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

1941 – German commandos secured docks along the Danube River in preparation for Germany’s invasion of the Balkans.

1951 – Americans Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for committing espionage for the Soviet Union.

1953 – Jomo Kenyatta was convicted and sentenced to 7 years in prison for orchestrating the Mau-Mau rebellion in Kenya.

1955 – Winston Churchill resigned as British prime minister.

1984 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers) became the all-time NBA regular season scoring leader when he broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 31,419 career points.

1985 – John McEnroe said “any man can beat any woman at any sport, especially tennis.”

1986 – A discotheque in Berlin was bombed by Libyan terrorists. The U.S. attacked Libya with warplanes in retaliation on April 15, 1986.

1987 – FOX Broadcasting Company launched “Married….With Children” and “The Tracey Ullman Show”. The two shows were the beginning of the FOX lineup.

1989 – In Poland, accords were signed between Solidarity and the government that set free elections for June 1989. The eight-year ban on Solidarity was also set to be lifted.

1998 – The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan opened becoming the largest suspension bridge in the world. It links Shikoku and Honshu. The bridge cost about $3.8 billion.

1999 – Two Libyans suspected of bombing a Pan Am jet in 1988 were handed over so they could be flown to the Netherlands for trial. 270 people were killed in the bombing.

1999 – In Laramie, WY, Russell Henderson pled guilty to kidnapping and felony murder in the death of Matthew Shepard.

2004 – Near Mexico City’s international airport, lightning struck the jet Mexican President Vicente Fox was on.

2009 – North Korea launched the Kwangmyongsong-2 rocket, prompting an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council.