US District Judge William Alsup shut down a lawsuit filed by liberal mayors in Oakland and San Francisco who sued big oil companies for their alleged impact on climate, claiming damages included sea level rise that has yet to materialize, but is on the way, according the models cited in the litigation. The judge explained that it would be unfair to blame oil companies who supplied the oil to the public benefitted from it and demanded it.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge William Alsup released a detailed 16 page ruling that ends a years’ long effort by liberal mayors in Oakland and San Francisco to sue big oil companies, including Bay Area based Chevron.
The suits by Oakland and San Francisco sought money from oil companies to pay for a sea level rise that has yet to materialize, but is on the way, according the models cited in the litigation. The cases brought by Oakland and San Francisco were among the first serious efforts by municipalities which sought compensation for the alleged impact of fossil fuels on the climate. The central tenant of the lawsuits brought against the oil companies is the belief that like Tobacco companies, oil companies create a public hazard by continuing the production of fossil fuels.
Judge Alsup noted that the cities of Oakland and San Francisco have inarguably benefited from the production of fossil fuels. Although remarks to this effect were made by Judge Alsup, the final decision did not attempt to tabulate the grand total of all the costs and benefits provided to the cities by fossil fuels.
Judge Pirro said that she was kicked off of the show and out of the building. Whoopi blamed Donald Trump for the hatred that is dividing the country, while ignoring the media that is complicit in fanning the flames of discord, instead of pursuing understanding and tolerance. […]
South Africa: Boer farmers, who descended from Dutch settlers, are being brutally slaughtered due to racial animosity, and because they own great swaths of land that the Bantu people are told was stolen from them. South Africa is arid, and the Boer farmers who developed modern agricultural skills made the land sufficiently productive to feed the nation. […]
Tucker Carlson called Trump’s capitulation to the intelligence community’s line that Russia is a major threat a ‘hostage tape.’ Tucker then gave examples of how US intelligence agencies, the deep state, and NGOs, have kept America in wars for the past 20 years, including the invasion of Iraq, the killing of Libyan President Moamar Gadhafi, and the prolonged Syrian war that led to open borders in Europe. […]
More than 2.400 scientists who specialize in artificial intelligence (AI) have declared that they will not participate in the development or manufacture of robots that can identify and attack people without human oversight. […]
Tony Podesta, a powerful Washington lobbyist and brother of Clinton Campaign manager John Podesta, has been offered immunity in exchange for testifying against Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort for the same crime. When laws are applied unequally, they become political tools. […]
In a new TV series on Showtime, Sacha Baron Cohen poses as a TV journalist or film producer and, in that disguise, lures celebrities into making outrageous statements on camera or endorsing outrageous proposals. Famous figures caught in the trap include former Congressman Joe Walsh, Senator Bernie Sanders, Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, former VP Dick Cheney, and Larry Pratt, former head of Gun Owners of America. Cheney was given a waterboard to sign and actually did it. In two episodes, Cohen posed as a gun-rights advocate from Israel who wanted to interview Walsh and Pratt on the advantages of teaching gun safety and shooting skills to children as well as adults. Not suspecting that they were being lured into a trap, they both concurred with Cohen’s suggestion that kids are never too young to learn these things. When he said they should be taught starting at sixteen all the way down to three, they foolishly agreed. From that moment, forward, the thrust of the episode was that these men want to give loaded guns to three-year-olds. […]
A police watchdog group reported that police officers in London often failed to record crimes, including domestic abuse and violence when they occurred alongside other crimes. Almost one in ten sexual offense crimes, including rape, were not recorded. They also neglected to record some low-level crimes. More than half of people in the UK have lost confidence in the police. Meanwhile, hate crimes are rigorously investigated, and a George Soros-linked NGO is working with police to fund enforcement for hate crime laws. […]
MGM is claiming that a 2002 federal law extends liability protection to any company that uses ‘anti-terrorism’ technology or services that can prevent and respond to mass violence, and MGM hired security for the concert that was certified by the Department of Homeland Security. A victims’ attorney says that only the security company is protected from liability under the federal law and MGM is still on the hook for liability. […]
President Trump met with Russian President Putin in Helsinki and Putin dropped a bombshell about a $400 million contribution to Hillary’s campaign fund by Bill Browder, who was convicted of tax fraud in Russia. […]
Sleeping Giants organized campaigns on social media and through leftist media outlets to apply pressure against advertisers who support conservatives until they pull their ads. Breitbart lost 90% of its advertisers in two months. It is ironic that the agents in Sleeping Giants, who are linked to the advertising industry, want to keep their identities hidden to prevent counter-boycotts against their own clients. […]
Orlando Vilchez Lazo, 36, a Peruvian national residing in the US illegally, has been dubbed the “ride-share rapist,” because he would allegedly drive his car around clubs in Northern California and pose as a driver. […]
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