firenze sage–Pocahontas [aka Sen. Elizabeth Warren] gets fossil fuel wampum
August 24, 2018
Pocahontas — aka Sen. Elizabeth Warren –gets fossil fuel wampum.
For many years, Sen. Warren receives money from a gas producer. Sen. Warren has expressed views that gas producers harm the planet. What she has to say about fossil fuels.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren received royalty payments in 2017 from one of the largest natural gas producers in the nation, according to tax return documents her campaign released Wednesday.
Warren received $121 in royalty payments in 2017 from Chesapeake Operating, LLC, a subsidiary company of Chesapeake Energy, according to her tax return. Chesapeake is the second-largest natural gas producer in the nation behind Exxon Mobil and is the most active driller of new gas wells in the country.
Warren called out major oil companies, including Exxon, Shell and BP for raking in billions in profits, during a 2015 speech before climate and labor activist where she stressed that government regulation of the energy industry was necessary to prevent companies from “dumping filth in the river or spewing poisons in the air.”
Notably absent from her speech was mention of Chesapeake, which operates nearly 23,000 oil and natural gas wells across the country. The company signs lease agreements with landowners prior to opening a new drill site and pays royalties to leaseholders, like Warren, typically as a percentage of the revenue earned from the sale of the gas drilled.
Warren’s financial ties to Chesapeake date back to before her entrance to the Senate in 2013, according to her tax returns.
Firenze Sage opines: More hypocrisy and fraud from the queen of deceit [Elizabeth Warren].
Firenze Sage: a chicken in every pot? How help Venezuela? God only knows…
August 23, 2018
What cost for: A chicken in every pot? Venezuela? USA?
People in Venezuela are starving and cannot afford chicken or milk for their children.
First stated by Henry IV of France as, “I want there to be no peasant in my realm so poor that he will not have a chicken in his pot every Sunday,” and later in the United States during the Hoover campaign for presidency as part of an advertisement.
The cost of chicken is about $1.28 per pound in the USA.
So — what can people do so Venezuela kids have “a chicken in every pot”?
What has the Trump administration done?
- The Trump Administration has imposed a range of sanctions on the Maduro dictatorship in Venezuela, including sanctions targeting Maduro and other senior government officials.
firenze sage–how many bills buys a Venezualean chicken?
Upcoming Vigils at Richmond CA support Open Borders for ALL illegal Immigrants — Is this what CA needs? Go and decide
April 17, 2018
There’s several upcoming vigils at Richmond CA which support Open Borders for ALL Illegal immigrants — is this what CA needs? What the USA needs?
OPEN BORDERS for ALL is vital according to Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity. Really?
How come everyone wants “in” as a refugee to the USA and there’s no rush to leave the USA and be a refugee elsewhere? Why don’t we help people stay where they are and — if they leave — help them get back to their homelands, back to their culture, back to the world they grew up in, know and love?
Are the “welcome the stranger” sermons — frequently preached from many church pulpits — used by the Open Borders crowd? Maybe the persons preaching “welcome the stranger” sermons are the Open Borders crowd.
Here’s some useful info: There’s three upcoming vigils for illegal immigrants detained by ICE at Richmond Detention Center CA. Friday June 8, Sat. July 7 and Sat. August 8. Why not go and you decide.
Why not have a vigil that represents more than one opinion?
Mother Deborah Lee is the Executive Director of Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity. Per reviews of Interfaith literature, this group mobilizes faith communities for immigrant, racial and economic justice.
This post will update regarding info about the vigils…..
Here’s a list of organizations that assist: http://abc7news.com/community-events/get-help-with-your-rights-to-justice-equality-civil-liberties/3160977/
NAFTA “the worst trade deal ever made” says Trump
April 7, 2018
NAFTA is “the worst trade deal ever made” Trump tweets.
NAFTA permits China and other Asian and European countries to import car parts to Mexico and Canada and — once assembled there — those cars enter the USA market without tariffs.
Because of this “loophole”, NAFTA is great deal for Mexico and Canada and for parts manufacturers world wide. NAFTA has been and continues to be bad deal for USA manufacturing.
So — keeping another campaign promise — expect Trump to exit NAFTA and establish separate trade deals with Canada and Mexico. Here’s why:
Who are the young men from Honduras coming to claim “asylum status”? Children?
April 3, 2018
Pictures show mostly young men ages 16-24 not women, children or visibly gay and lesbian persons. One never knows ….
So the Caravan coming to the USA was started by gays and lesbians? So they say …. City without Borders aka Pueble Sin Froneras states that the gays and lesbians — LGBT community — started the 1,000+ persons curerntly traveling to the USA from Honduras and near by areas.
In announcing the group’s March 25 departure, Pueblo Sin Fronteras sent a statement saying it is a “group of people from different nations, religions, genders, gender expressions and sexual orientations migrating and seeking refuge.”
The statement calls for a series of measures, including an end to political corruption, to violence against members of the LGBT community, to “murder with impunity and gang recruitment of youth.”
It demands that the U.S. government continued Temporary Protected Status — a program for people from nations affected by wars or disasters. It asks that the “U.S. government stop massive funding for the Mexican government to detain Central American migrants and refugees and to deport them.”
firenze sage: carnivores 1, vegans nil [Animal Rights protest of Antler restaurant]
March 28, 2018
Owner of Toronto, Canada’s meat restaurant Antler Kitchen & Bar turns animal rights protest into free advertising for his restaurant. And, reservations are up at Antler.
A Toronto based site called blogTO reported:
Toronto restaurant shocks vegans protesting meat
Animal rights activists were horrified this weekend when the co-owner of a Dundas West restaurant they’d been protesting for weeks staged what appeared to be a counter-protest of his own.
The restaurant in question, Antler, is known for serving “local seasonal and wild foods” that are native to Canada, such as bison, boar, rabbit, duck and deer.
They also serve foie gras, which has long been condemned as especially cruel in terms of animal welfare.
A group of local activists had arranged a protest in front of the restaurant on Friday evening, writing on Facebook that it would be their fourth of such protests outside Antler…
About an hour into their demonstration, protesters say that the restaurant’s co-owner and chef, Michael Hunter, “brought out an entire animal leg and started cutting it up right in the window on a table reserved for diners.”
Event organizer Marni Jill Ugar wrote later that night on Facebook that she felt Hunter had been “taunting” the group by cutting up a deer leg right in front of them.
“Once the deer was cooked Michael Hunter, owner of Antler, sat back down at the window to eat the dead deer,” she wrote.
A review of the restaurant claims that the Ricotta Cavatelli with Wild Boar is surprisingly delicious.
Firenze Sage: Vegans go home and leave us alone.
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Move the booze & cut 24/7 Safeway hours of operation at Safeway in Aptos, Felton & Santa Cruz? One way to reduce crime….
March 28, 2018
The highest crime in Santa Cruz County — from Felton to Aptos — occurs near the three Safeway stores that are open 24 hours 7 days a week.
What to do? Change Safeway hours of operation to 6 AM – midnight. Safeway in Redding CA reduced hours and saw crime go down. Most crimes occur after midnight at the Redding Safeway store.
And move the booze back near the milk and eggs. That will reduce petty theft of alcohol. Make it as time consuming to get alcohol as getting milk and eggs.
The Safeway store in Aptos, CA places alcohol front and center near the entrance to the Safeway store. Talk to the managers. Ask Safeway to move the alcohol to the back wall across from the milk.
Aptos Psychologist: The local paper is filled with simple ways how to eat more vegetables at breakfast. How about simple ways to reduce crime — like move the booze to the far end of the Safeway store in Aptos? Close Safeway stores after midnight?
written by drCameronJackson@gmail.com
sensible immigration reform? no human illegal? require E-Verify, require biometric entry-exit system…Goodlatte-McCaul proposal
March 20, 2018
No human is illegal?
Concerning legal immigration, two thirds of Americans want less than half the actual number of immigrants coming in.
About 100 K come in and most Americans want fewer than 500,000. Roughly 9-10% of Americans want zero immigration.
Immigration was the issue that put Trump on the radar screen. And immigration — both legal and illegal — will be a crucial issue in the 2018 mid-elections.
So what’s a “sensible” immigration policy look like? How will both legal and illegal immigration be dealt with?
Take a look at the link below:
Congress must substantially increase funds to HHS to manage and control both legal and illegal immigration. Perhaps its time to do your part and speak up?
We need more Border Patrol (10 K recommended) to stop illegals from entering. For example, from just one central american country alone roughly 1 in 3 persons from El Salvador now reside in the USA.
We need more immigration judges to quickly provide equal, fair justice and to handle the 600,000 cases still pending At the given rate of cases it could take 15-20 years to handle the 600,000 case backlog unless the system changes.
Education: It’s time for the public to educate itself as to the pros and cons of what a sensible immigration policy looks like.
What say you? ; Comments welcome! written by email@example.com
firenze sage–free quiet vacation in Syria or Yemen? [most safe country for Muslim women and children is?]
March 10, 2018
The most safe county for Muslim women and girls? The USA says one American professor.
An Ohio music professor who said Muslim women and girls are safer in the U.S. than in any Middle Eastern country has been forced to retire.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports University of Cincinnati assistant professor Clifford Adams has been placed on administrative [leave] for the remainder of the semester and will retire May 1.
He made the comment online to a Muslim student who had criticized Donald Trump’s presidency and spoke about freedom and diversity. Adams wrote “how dare” she complain.
Adams didn’t respond immediately Friday to a request for comment. He earlier wrote a letter to The Enquirer saying he was “deeply sorry” and was trying to have a “lively, provocative, scholarly argument.” School spokesman Greg Vehr says the university is “committed to excellence and diversity.”
Firenze Sage: Funny how diversity means everything but common sense.