Monday, September 28, 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020
New York Times reveals it has obtained the US president’s tax return data for thousands of personal and corporate returns going back more than two decades.
New York Times reveals it has obtained the US president's tax return data for thousands of personal and corporate returns going back more than two decades.
Donald J. Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency. In his first year in the White House, he paid another $750.
He had paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years — largely because he reported losing much more money than he made.
As the president wages a re-election campaign that polls say he is in danger of losing, his finances are under stress, beset by losses and hundreds of millions of dollars in debt coming due that he has personally guaranteed. Also hanging over him is a decade-long audit battle with the Internal Revenue Service over the legitimacy of a $72.9 million tax refund that he claimed, and received, after declaring huge losses. An adverse ruling could cost him more than $100 million.
The tax returns that Mr. Trump has long fought to keep private tell a story fundamentally different from the one he has sold to the American public. His reports to the I.R.S. portray a businessman who takes in hundreds of millions of dollars a year yet racks up chronic losses that he aggressively employs to avoid paying taxes. Now, with his financial challenges mounting, the records show that he depends more and more on making money from businesses that put him in potential and often direct conflict of interest with his job as president.
Friday, September 25, 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
The Year’s Biggest Wave Award, A First for Women in Surfing turns out to be the world record wave ever to be ridden by a woman. See this vid
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Weary Gulf Coast mayors say hurricane season has changed for the worse - finally acknowledging the root cause directly or weaseling up to it indirectly.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
No. I refuse to accept it. I'm not saying the fight won't be a lot harder. But I refuse to be fatalistic. There's a blog that I follow where the author has repeatedly said "Hope is a discipline."
the GOP held the senate, house, and white house, we save the ACA. Not RBG. Not the supreme court. We did that! We pressured and showed up every day and we saved that vital first step in getting us all healthcare.
governors to expand medicare in other states.
an election where we can flip the senate, get rid of the filibuster, and pack the court. Can we save this iteration of Roe? Maybe not. But
can we enshrine reproductive choice and justice into federal law and thus take away the need for court battles every few years? Yep. We sure can. Can we save the ACA in its current form? Maybe not. But can
we pack the court and enshrine medicare for all into law? Yes we can!
Remember the panic when we were terrified that Rosenstein would be fired and then Mueller would be fired because he was going to save us? I do. And you know what? They didn't save us. We don't need them to
save us. We. Save. Us.
Is it going to be easy? No. It wasn't easy when John Lewis and a whole bunch of brave Black activists marched for voting rights. Police Dogs,fire hoses, and batons greeted them. They still marched. And they won. Black men and women survived generations of slavery, Jim Crow laws, red lining, and police brutality to this very day. And you know what?
They're organizing and protesting and getting laws changed. Is it dangerous? Yes. Is it difficult? Yes. Are they scared? Yes. Are they
still doing it? Yes.
believed that they'd see a Black president in just a few decades?!
protest! I will stand up for the marginalized communities. I will protect people. I will gather up my people and I will fight for the
rights of everyone. I expect every one of you to do the same. We didn't ask for this fight, but we are the ones who will fight it.
If you aren't plugged in with a campaign, tonight is a damn good night to start! There is no room to stay in your comfort zone. And you can't stay where it's safe if you are opposed to trump and what he represents.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
NOAA taps David Legates, professor who questions the seriousness and severity of global warming, for top role - yet another outrage
Monday, September 14, 2020
Top Earners Would Pay Up Under Biden Tax Plans, Everybody else about the same as before the trump cut. Study Shows
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Ex-Google boss Eric Schmidt: US 'dropped the ball' on innovation - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54100001
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Saturday, September 12, 2020
NYTimes: A Secret Recording Reveals Oil Executives’ Agreement on Public Messaging to Mislead about Flaring of Nat Gas
Friday, September 11, 2020
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Greentech Media News: Duke and PV Developers Strike Grid Agreement, Clearing Path for Hundreds of PURPA Megawatts
Trading Powerhouses Join Exchanges in Fighting New Jersey Tax Plan - what a well-designed network can do (for you or to you)
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Monday, September 7, 2020
Sunday, September 6, 2020
The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg Addresses Trump’s “Loser” Remarks, Talks about Using Multiple Primary but Anonymous Sources
Trumps on the Couch | by Anne Diebel | The New York Review of Books - a review worth reading to see where the trouble starts and echoes
Saturday, September 5, 2020
In new book, Trump's longtime lawyer calls him a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a predator and a con man. - he may be a criminal but it sounds accurate to me. |The Washington Post
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Friday, September 4, 2020
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Chicago launches $200M RFP to power city facilities by renewable energy | Utility Dive - Big Cities making the shift - and quickly
Thursday, September 3, 2020
"Ignore the C.D.C." - Harold Varmis, Nobel prize winnining former Director of the US National Institutes of Health
Ignore the C.D.C. - Harold Varmis, Nobel prize winnining former Director of the US National Institutes of Health
Biden presidency could decarbonize US power sector by 2035, Trump win would delay past 2050: Woodmac | Utility Dive - 15 Years We Can't Afford
Trump’s Broken Coal Promises Could Cost Him 2020 Election Support - And how about costing taxpayers over $1B of foolish expenditure and complete destruction of our environmental protections?
Tesla ramps up interest in electricity utility business - its pretty clear to see how being a licensed utility deliver a lot of opportunity if you own a massive number of charging stations and installed base of customers with tesla cars and powerwalls in garages.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
NYTimes: Homeland Security Blocked Warnings of Russian Campaign Against Joe Biden - looking more and more like secret political police
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Date: Wed, Sep 2, 2020, 3:28 PM
Subject: News Alert: Federal debt nearly equals U.S. annual economic output for first time since World War II, CBO finds
The U.S. government has borrowed trillions of dollars this year to fund its response to the coronavirus pandemic. The budget deficit this year is expected to reach $3.3 trillion, the Congressional Budget Office said.