George Soros Is Funding Attack on Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

American Bridge 21st Century is a new super PAC that will attack the Trump administration’s repeal of the Paris climate accord.  George Soros gave American Bridge $2-million during the 2016 election cycle, and it received additional funding from labor unions and a political group founded by billionaire, Tom Steyer.

A liberal super PAC will begin funneling money to attack the Trump administration’s repealing of Obama-era environmental rules and decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

American Bridge 21st Century launched the new “climate accountability project” Monday, according to Axios, specifically highlighting the “economic and public health downsides” of President Donald Trump’s rejection of costly global warming rules.

“Climate change presents an economic problem as well as an environmental one, and we’re going to expose the dangers of Trump’s agenda,” American Bridge president Jessica Mackler told Axios.

What Axios doesn’t note, however, is American Bridge is heavily funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, labor unions and even a political group founded by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer.

Soros is listed as American Bridge’s top donor in the last three election cycles, according to campaign finance data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP). Soros gave the group $2 million in the 2016 election cycle.

Soros, a Hungarian-born investor, was also one of the top donors to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, according to CRP data.

American Bridge’s new focus on global warming and environmental issues may bring the issues to the forefront of the 2018 mid-term elections. So far, Democrats haven’t made global warming a main campaign issue, instead focusing on jobs, health care and race and gender issues.

The group is consciously trying to tie Trump’s eschewing of Obama administration climate regulations as “threatening our economic future,” according to their website.

On the flip side, American Bridge may be focusing on Trump’s environmental agenda because it’s one of the most successful areas of his administration.

In June, Trump announced he would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, fulfilling a promise he made on the campaign trail. His administration also began rolling back the Clean Power Plan and the “waters of the United States” rules that had drawn legal challenges from dozens of states.

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Two Women Raped and Robbed by An Illegal Alien in Portland, a Sanctuary City

Sergio Jose Martinez, an illegal alien who had been deported to Mexico 20 times, had been arrested in Portland, Oregon, on numerous occasions for driving violations and possession of methamphetamine. Recently, he went on a crime spree and broke into the homes of two women where he raped them, robbed them, and stole one of their cars. [Sanctuary cities are humanitarian, right?] –GEG

Despite being deported several times over the years and found guilty of a pletheora of previous crimes, Sergio Jose Martinez walked freely in Portland, Oregon, and went on yet another crime spree. He broke into the homes of two women, where he raped them, robbed them of cash and other items, and stole one of their cars. He’d previously been deported TWENTY times.

He is currently being held on charges of two counts of Burglary in the First Degree, two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, Kidnapping in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, two counts of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Burglary in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree, and three counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.

KOIN 6 reports:

Sergio Jose Martinez, 31, appeared in court Wednesday afternoon following his arrest after a foot pursuit through the Sullivan Gulch neighborhood. He pleaded not guilty to assaulting the 2 women.

Police say Martinez physically and sexually attacked a 65-year-old woman in the 1700 block of NE Irving Street and then stole her car. As police were investigating that attack, officers responded to the area of Northeast 21st Avenue and Halsey Street Monday night on reports that a man, armed with a knife, had attacked a woman.

Police responded to the scene and began looking for Martinez, who fled the area. A foot chase ensued and officers tell us that Martinez ran through the neighborhood and several homes before capturing him in a neighborhood apartment.

According to court documents obtained by KOIN 6 News, Martinez’ arrest record began in 2003. He has been jailed in California and Oregon several times. At age 15, he completed a drug and alcohol treatment program in Texas.

Martinez moved to Portland within the last three years. He appears to be transient with no fixed address. He has used a Northwest Portland shelter as his mailing address. Martinez told officials that he picks up construction jobs to make money.

Martinez is a meth and marijuana user and told the sheriff’s office alcohol is his most serious addition. Earlier this year, he told jail staff that he consumes four to six 24 oz. beers per day. In the past, he said he has consumed as much as 10 beers per day.

Records also show that Martinez has told county staff that he has numerous mental health issues including bipolar, schizoaffective, and borderline personality disorder.

His criminal record is extensive.

In California, his conviction record includes:
2008 – Burglary
2010 – U.S. alien found in U.S. following deportation;
2014 – Parole violation
2015 – Battery, theft, and obstructing a public officer
2016 – Illegal entry into the U.S.

“Defendant has entry/removal from United States to/from Mexico 20 times with at least 5 probation violations from re-entry,” according to court documents filed in March 2017.

His most recent removal from the United States was in November 2016, but it remains unknown when he re-entered the U.S.

Court records show that Martinez has a long rap sheet in Oregon, with charges that include posession of meth, multiple instances of escape, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, hit and run, reckless driving, and reckless endangerment.

While KOIN 6 isn’t afraid to talk about Martinez’s past history of felony convictions, violent behavior, and deportations, The Oregonian newspaper mentions none of that in their write up, with writer Samantha Matsumoto apparently playing cover for the area’s political elite.

Portland is a “sanctuary city” and local officials are proud to have a policy of banning local law enforcement from asking about a person’s immigration or citizenship status.

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Blue-Collar Jobs Go Unfilled in Ohio Because Applicants Can’t Pass Drug Test

A factory owner in Ohio says that she has good-paying, blue-collar jobs available at her company, but it is difficult to fill those positions because 40% of the qualified applicants fail a routine drug test.  In 2014, Ohio had the second-largest number of opioid-related deaths in the United States.

An Ohio factory owner said Saturday that though she has blue-collar jobs available at her company, she struggles to fill positions because so many candidates fail drug tests.

Regina Mitchell, a co-owner of Warren Fabricating & Machining in Hubbard, Ohio, told The New York Times this week that four out of 10 applicants otherwise qualified to be welders, machinists and crane operators will fail a routine drug test.

In an interview Saturday with CNN’s Michael Smerconish, Mitchell said that her requirements for prospective workers were simple.

“I need employees who are engaged in their work while here, of sound mind and doing the best possible job that they can, keeping their fellow co-workers safe at all times,” she said.

“We have a 150-ton crane in our machine shop. And we’re moving 300,000 pounds of steel around in that building on a regular basis. So I cannot take the chance to have anyone impaired running that crane, or working 40 feet in the air.”

President Donald Trump addressed his blue-collar base in Ohio this week, returning to his campaign theme of getting local communities back to work and returning jobs to America from overseas.

But Mitchell said she has jobs. She just doesn’t have sober applicants.

For 48 of the 50 years her company has been around, drug abuse had never been an issue, she told Smerconish.

“It hasn’t been until the last two years that we needed to have a policy, a corporate policy in place, that protects us from employees coming into work impaired,” she said.

Opioid use is on the rise across the country, but especially in Ohio. In 2014, the state had the second-largest number of opioid-related deaths in the United States and the fifth-highest rate of overdose.

“This opioid epidemic that we’re experiencing … it seems like it’s worse than in other places all over the country,” Mitchell said.

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