Makes sense, right? Because the planet will be so much cooler and stuff.
Air conditioning causes Global Warming!
EPA Chief Gina McCarthy wants the world to stop using hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in air conditioners and other consumers products as part of President Barack Obama’s plan to fight global warming.
McCarthy is so determined to make this happen, she’s taking the lead role at an ongoing United Nations summit to expand the current global treaty covering ozone-depleting substances. The EPA chief hopes that her agency’s recent HFC regulations will convince other countries to join the U.S. in limiting the chemicals…
“Solutions are here, and it’s time to amend the Montreal Protocol to reflect that,” McCarthy wrote, adding that phasing out HFCs would avert 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming by the end of the century.
They’re not pro-environment; they’re just anti-people.
And really, what are the odds the White House will be exempt?
Why use one word when a paragraph will do?
Legislation that would strike from state law “pejorative and archaic language” that refers to people with disabilities began advancing in the state Assembly today.
The Assembly Human Services Committee voted 5-0 to approve the bill (A4461), which would make hundreds of changes in the way state law refers to disabilities.
Among the changes:
- “Handicapped persons” would be referred to instead as “persons with disabilities.” References to “crippled” would be replaced with “physical disability.”
- “Drug dependent person” or “drug addict” would be replaced with “person with a substance use disorder involving drugs or narcotics.”
- The term “minimal brain dysfunction” would be replaced by “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder”
- “Muteness” would be called “inability to speak.”
Because the important thing is to make drug addicts feel good about how their arrest warrant reads.
How this legislation lowers my taxes remains unclear.
What do you do when 22,000 high school seniors are failing their courses? You reclassify failure as success and let them graduate anyway!
The Hispanic-dominated Los Angeles Unified School District Board has decided it is better to let failing students graduate with D grades rather than deny them a diploma because of their poor grades in college prep classes.
The board unanimously agreed on Tuesday that students with a D grade in so-called A-G courses, which are required for entry to the University of California and California State University systems, could graduate and earn their diploma. The Daily News reported that 51 percent of incoming seniors are behind on the courses.
Although she voted for the change, board member Tamar Galatzan was worried about the board’s action, asserting, “I am worried we are setting students up for failure because this district hasn’t gotten its act together,” according to SCPR.
Give that lady an “A” for effort. And a “D” for effect.
Old and busted: Everybody gets a trophy.
New hotness: Everybody gets a diploma!
Tell me again how dumbing down standards helps kids get ahead in the world?
Big Brother is everywhere. And as it turns out, a step ahead of those clowns in Congress.
The Obama administration has expanded its warrantless surveillance of Americans’ overseas Internet browsing in an effort to find hackers, The New York Times reported Thursday.
The revelations come from classified National Security Agency documents included in the cache leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
The report says the Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2012 wrote two secret memos that granted the NSA authority to snoop on Internet cables abroad. The intent was to find information on domestic cyberattacks that originated overseas.
But it’s OK, they’re only spying on foreigners. Except when they weren’t.
According to the Times, the documents show the NSA overstepped its mandate, collecting data on hackers not clearly affiliated with foreign authorities.
Remember when George W. Bush looked at some mutt’s library card and the lefties went bonkers?
Yeah, me neither.
I guess this is considered progress when you work for the government.
When the computers that run the state Motor Vehicle Commission’s 39 agencies were new, Duran Duran topped the charts and the Chevy Cavalier was a best-selling car.
Thirty years later, a driver who wants to register and title that Cavalier as a classic car will deal with the same computer system that processed the vehicles paperwork when it was new.
The MVC’s computer system has been blamed for failing and shutting down motor vehicle agencies statewide four times this year, sending drivers away empty-handed.
For the past 10 years, the MVC has unsuccessfully tried to retire the old COBOL computer system with a new system, dubbed MATRX. The original plan was to have MATRX running in three years, said Mairin Bellack, an MVC spokeswoman.
“This has burdened us since the day we walked in,” said Raymond Martinez, MVC chief administrator. “We inherited it. I believe it was a snake pit from the start.”
MATRX was proposed in 2005, scoped out in 2006, advertised in 2007 and a contract awarded in 2008. Since then the project has been delayed while costs have increased. The MATRX contract bounced to three vendors, with HP being the last company to inherit it from EDS, a predecessor company, MVC officials said.
There’s nothing like technology from 2006 to keep things humming along smoothly in 2015.
And here I thought CGI was the epitome of inefficiency for bungling the Obamacare rollout. Hah! Way to go NJ DMV, you managed to make CGI look competent by comparison.
Yeah, me neither.
Too many Americans get care in emergency rooms instead of doctors offices — and expanded health coverage is making the problem worse rather than fixing it.
Three in four emergency room doctors said patient visits have increased since the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to have health insurance went into effect, in an email survey released Monday by the American College of Emergency Physicians.
That’s not the news some healthcare advocates had hoped for. The thought was that by expanding health coverage to more people, they would get their ailments treated earlier by primary care doctors and could avoid visiting emergency rooms, which already struggle with an overload of patients.
Everything about Obamacare is a lie.
“I think a lot of people shared our hope that when you gave people access to Medicaid, they would go to the doctor, get preventive care and not need to go to the emergency department,” said Katherine Baicker, a health economics professor at Harvard. “That’s a reasonable hope.”
“Hope.” It’s such a reasonable strategy. If you’re a moron.
Serious people don’t put all their faith in “hope.”
Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder is finally Laying Down The Law.
No more hookers!
A new memorandum from Attorney General Eric Holder instructs employees of the Justice Department to not solicit prostitutes, The Washington Post reports.
The memo insists that hiring prostitutes can be detrimental to the success of the Justice Department.
No shit Sherlock.
“The solicitation of prostitution threatens the core mission of the Department, not simply because it invites extortion, blackmail, and leaks of sensitive or classified information, but also because it undermines the Department’s efforts to eradicate the scourge of human trafficking.”
“I want to reiterate to all Department personnel, including attorneys and law enforcement officers, that they are prohibited from soliciting, procuring, or accepting commercial sex.”
I’ll take “Things You Shouldn’t Have To Tell Grownups” for $200 please Alex.
Our country is in the very best of hands.