Trudeau’s tough climate polices face a mounting backlash – SFGate

Two years ago, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a set of aggressive policies to reduce his country’s greenhouse gas emissions, centered on a nationwide price on carbon.

As that price is about to take effect, growing opposition has put Trudeau on the defensive and has provincial governments rolling back other measures, raising questions about the appetite of this oil-exporting country to tackle climate change.

Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, said Thursday it would join a legal challenge against Trudeau’s carbon pricing. Polls suggest Alberta, the center of Canada’s oil and gas industry, will soon elect a government that opposes the plan. And Trudeau’s own chances of reelection next year have fallen, as his opponents seize on public resistance to carbon pricing.

Source: Trudeau’s tough climate polices face a mounting backlash – SFGate

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Self Control: The Overlooked Key to Wealth and Health | If You Can’t Control Yourself Someone Else Will

recent study followed 1,000 children into adulthood. Researchers rated levels of self-control in the children and mapped those levels out on a gradient scale, with a higher number on the scale corresponding to a higher level of self-control. They found that the higher the child was on the gradient, the more likely they were to succeed in later life. In brief, the children who displayed more self-control were less likely to smoke and more likely to make good financial decisions, display better work ethic, engage in safer sex, and live longer as adults.

On the other hand, children who scored lower on the self-control gradient achieved lower success in later life:

“We observed a self-control gradient in which boys and girls with less self-control had worse health, less wealth, and more crime as adults than those with more self-control at every level of the distribution of self-control.”

The study also looked at siblings of these children, controlling for genetics and environment, and found that self-control levels distinguished their quality of life as well.

Source: Self Control: The Overlooked Key to Wealth and Health | Intellectual Takeout

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Protect Elections From Russian Interference

Source: American Digest – WHEN in the course of human Events, it becomes necessary….

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Whoopi Goldberg of ‘The View’ Cursed at and Berated Judge Jeanine Pirro | Whoopi The Self-Righteous Bully

So Goldberg’s defense for being accused of “Trump Derangement Syndrome” was to curse and berate a Trump supporter?…

Pirro said Goldberg began cursing at her and causing even more of a scene. “When I went off the stage, Sean, I was walking downstairs, and I said something like, ‘Whoopi, I’ve fought for victims my whole life,’ and she came at me as I was leaving and she said, ‘F you’ in my face, literally spitting at me. ‘F you, get the F out of this building!’ And I said to her, ‘Did you just say that?’ And she said, ‘That’s what I just said, get the F out of this building.’ And she was screaming at me, and I’m walking out of the building like a dog who was just kicked off. So forget about what she did to me on set, which was horrific in itself, but the treatment by Whoopi Goldberg is typical of what is going on in this country.”

Source: Whoopi Goldberg of ‘The View’ Cursed at and Berated Judge Jeanine Pirro

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Chance the Rapper Wants ‘Racist, Killer Cop Protector’ Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Resign | Dems in Disarray

Chance the Rapper announced this week he had acquired the Chicagoist, a website that covers Chicago news and culture — and vowed in a new rap song to use it to “run you racist b****** out of business” and force the resignation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Source: Chance the Rapper Wants Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Resign

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10 Ways Trump Put Real Muscle in U.S. Policies, Defenses Against Russia

While multiple unpublicized measures have been undertaken by U.S. intelligence and military assets since Trump was inaugurated Jan. 20, 2017, the following dozen initiatives on the public record amount to a near-complete reversal of the Obama years:

1.) Deployed U.S. Patriot missiles in Poland to counter Russian nuclear-capable intermediate-range weapons, including aircraft and cruise missiles in a “hot war” aimed at Europe. As Newsweek described it July 6, 2017,…

2.) Repelled an assault by Russian mercenaries on a U.S. position in Syria, killing between 200-300 of them….

5.) Trump is pushing NATO member nations to double their defense spending to 4 percent of their Gross Domestic Products. The increase will greatly strengthen the military forces confronting any Russian attack on Western Europe. ..

8.) Trump imposed additional sanctions on Russian companies and oligarchs who are Putin allies in retaliation for his digital assaults on American energy firms. “

Source: 10 Ways Trump Put Real Muscle in U.S. Policies, Defenses Against Russia

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Gallup: Record Percentage Say Immigration Top Problem for USA | Democrat Hard-Left Turn Will Cost Them In Mid-term Elections – Open Borders, Abolish ICE

Newport noted in his analysis that the previous high of 19 percent citing immigration as the most important problem occurred in 2006 when Congress was debating a major immigration bill.

“Immigration reached 19 percent of mentions as the top problem facing the nation in April 2006, as Congress was wrestling with the effort to pass a comprehensive immigration bill and as immigration protests in cities across the country dominated news coverage,” Newport said.

Source: Gallup: Record Percentage Say Immigration Top Problem for USA

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