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Michigan Republicans reaffirm opposition
to national popular vote proposal
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Posted by sunset 6/15/2024 10:30:18 PM Post Reply
Republicans in the Michigan House of Representatives are doubling down on their opposition to a Democrat-led bill, which could put the state’s 15 electoral votes in line with the national popular vote in presidential elections. The effort comes as other states have passed measures looking to align themselves with the national popular vote, rather than their own state’s popular vote, as a way to change the way a president is elected. Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have already agreed to a compact which would have them vote in line with the popular vote, rather than their respective jurisdiction’s popular vote,
Prop 47 Repeal Makes the California Ballot,
but Dictator Newsom Hates the Will of
the People
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Posted by sunset 6/12/2024 7:52:33 PM Post Reply
Crime in California has become a nationwide cautionary tale, but California's elected leaders, from Governor Gavin Newsom to Attorney General Rob Bonta to the Democrat Supermajority legislature, have done little except put a new paint job on a red-tagged building. From blue sky initiatives like high-tech surveillance to banning self-checkout, none of these addresses the root issue: people who do the crime in California rarely do the time. There are no consequences for criminal behavior; therefore, there is no reason not to escalate that behavior. Ergo, crime continues to be rampant. After decades of this, Californians have taken matters into their own hands.
GM cuts EV production forecast, approves
$6 billion share buyback
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Posted by sunset 6/12/2024 1:59:26 AM Post Reply
General Motors cut its annual EV production forecast and announced a new $6 billion share buyback plan on Tuesday, as the automaker banks on demand from its gasoline-powered models. GM now projects the higher end of its 2024 EV production to be 250,000 units, down from a prior forecast of 300,000 units, the automaker's CFO Paul Jacobson said while speaking at the Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference. Last year, GM outlined a $10 billion stock buyback close on the heels of reaching a costly new labor agreement with the United Auto Workers (UAW). "We are very focused on the profitability of our [gas-powered vehicles] business,
Israel says Hamas rejects key elements
of US ceasefire plan for Gaza
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Posted by sunset 6/12/2024 12:46:35 AM Post Reply
Hamas formally responded on Tuesday to a U.S. ceasefire proposal for the eight-month-old war in the Gaza Strip, and Israel said the response was tantamount to a rejection while a Hamas official said the Palestinian group merely reiterated longstanding demands not met by the current plan. Egypt and Qatar said they had received Hamas' response to a proposal outlined by U.S. President Joe Biden on May 31 but did not disclose the contents. The Hamas official reaffirmed its stance that a ceasefire must lead to a permanent end to hostilities in Gaza, withdrawal of Israeli forces, reconstruction of the Palestinian enclave and release of Palestinian prisoners in Israel.
Trump: ‘When I Get to Office, We Are
Going to Not Charge Taxes on Tips’
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Posted by sunset 6/9/2024 11:11:31 PM Post Reply
Former President Donald Trump promised that if elected president in November, his administration will eliminate taxes on tips. During a rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, Trump told the crowd his administration would not be taxing the tips of people working in hotels, restaurants, or other jobs. “So, this is the first time I’ve said this. And, for those hotel workers and people that get tips, you’re going to be very happy,” Trump announced. “Because when I get to office, we are going to not charge taxes on tips — people making tips.”
Federal court rules COVID shots don’t
stop transmission of virus, sides with
anti-mandate lawsuit
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Posted by sunset 6/9/2024 12:32:37 PM Post Reply
An appeals court ruled that mRNA COVID-19 shots do not prevent viral transmission and therefore that mandating COVID injections lacks legal basis. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday vacated the dismissal of a lawsuit against a California school district for mandating COVID shots, brought forth by the Health Freedom Defense Fund, California Educators for Medical freedom, and other plaintiffs. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) had required that employees get the injections or “lose their jobs,” which the plaintiffs said “interfered with their fundamental right to refuse medical treatment,” the appeals court noted.
Israel rescues four hostages in operation
Gazan officials say killed more than 200
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Posted by sunset 6/8/2024 11:02:11 PM Post Reply
The Israeli military rescued four hostages in a special operation in the Nuseirat refugee camp, central Gaza, that Gazan authorities said killed 236 people and injured more than 400 others. Noa Argamani, Almog Meir Jan, Andrey Kozlov, and Shlomi Ziv, were rescued by the Israeli military, intelligence and special forces from two separate locations in Nuseirat, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Saturday. All four were kidnapped from the Nova music festival on October 7. “They are in good medical condition and have been transferred to the ‘Sheba’ Tel-HaShomer Medical Center for further medical examinations,” the IDF added.
Texas court asked to reverse pardon in
Black Lives Matter protest killing
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Posted by sunset 6/5/2024 4:31:48 AM Post Reply
A Texas prosecutor asked the state's highest criminal court on Tuesday to reverse a pardon granted by Governor Gregg Abbott to a former U.S. Army sergeant convicted of murder and sentenced to prison for fatally shooting a Black Lives Matter protester. Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza, a Democrat whose office tried the murder case, said he asked the state Court of Criminal Appeals for a special order, called a writ of mandamus, to overturn Abbott's action. Garza told a news briefing that Abbott violated the separation of powers doctrine of the state's constitution and failed to follow proper legal procedures in the way he pardoned Daniel Perry last month.
Fraud trial juror reports getting bag
of $120,000 and promise of more if she’ll acquit
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Posted by sunset 6/4/2024 12:01:54 PM Post Reply
A juror was dismissed Monday after reporting that a woman dropped a bag of $120,000 in cash at her home and offered her more money if she would vote to acquit seven people charged with stealing more than $40 million from a program meant to feed children during the pandemic. “This is completely beyond the pale,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Thompson said in court on Monday. “This is outrageous behavior. This is stuff that happens in mob movies.” These seven are the first of 70 defendants expected to go to trial in a conspiracy that cost taxpayers $250 million. Eighteen others have pleaded guilty,
Nato reveals bombshell plans for World
War 3 with Russia 'in the next 20 years'
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Posted by sunset 6/4/2024 10:29:42 AM Post Reply
NATO has plans in development to see American troops rushed to the front line should Russia begin a ground war against Europe. The "land corridors" could see US soldiers arriving at one of five ports along pre-planned routes to confront soldiers sent by Moscow, according to Nato officials. Existing plans have armed forces landing at Dutch ports before boarding trains through Germany and onwards to Poland. These news plans are still being put together and are being made behind the scenes to expand the routes to other ports.
Texas Bolsters Border Defenses, Unveils
New Military Base as part of Operation
Lone Star
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Posted by sunset 5/31/2024 10:58:34 PM Post Reply
Texas is doubling down on border security with the construction of a new military base camp in Eagle Pass, expected to house up to 2,300 soldiers. Governor Greg Abbott was at the border today to greet the first batch of 300 Texas National Guard Troops arriving at the newly-built "Forward Operating Base," part of the state's enhanced border security initiative, Operation Lone Star. The governor's visit comes as the base is swiftly moving towards completion, with amenities including living quarters, a dining facility, gym, armory, and more to support the stationed troops. According to the plans revealed by Abbott, this base signifies a stamp of permanence for Texas military
Joshua trees growing for over 100 years
will be cleared for solar farm in California
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Posted by sunset 5/31/2024 1:59:37 PM Post Reply
Century-old Joshua trees in the California desert will be cleared to make way for clean energy. The 2,300-acre solar project is going up near near Boron, in Southern California, according to the Los Angeles Times. The area of Kern County from which the project is slated has a poverty rate twice that of the state’s average. The solar farm will generate intermittent power for 180,000 homes in wealthier coastal neighborhoods. Besides the destruction of old trees, the residents living near the project say county and state officials who approved the project have ignored their other concerns about construction dust and impacts to endangered desert tortoises have been ignored