Communities can force government action to stop out-of-control wildfires

Every year, more of America’s forests burn. For months now, Americans throughout entire time zones have been inundated with ash and smoke from our woodlands, neighbors’ homes and ecosystems that will take years to recover.

Yet despite this predictable yearly carnage, the solutions our government can and should immediately take are lost among generalizations and talking points. Public officials on both sides of the aisle have lobbed excuses at each other over the “true” cause of these wildfires: “It’s bad forest management!” “No, it’s climate change!”

They are both right and they are both wrong.

Starting in the early 1900s, decades of flawed forest management led to the dangerous over-accumulation of forest fuel (dense forest brush and small trees). Then, in the past few decades, longer and more severe droughts made dangerously fire-prone forests literal tinder boxes where fires burned hotter, moved faster, grew bigger and posed ever-greater risks to

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Are You Voting For SPACE FORCE! Or LAW & ORDER!

Who among us haven’t taken to Twitter to rage-tweet our way through 2020? On Monday morning, President Donald Trump, who is currently being hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center for COVID-19, sent a series of all-caps tweets urging Americans to vote for him because of… Space Force (among other things). In a kind very obvious move to distract from the fact that he purposefully downplayed a global pandemic that killed over 210,000 Americans (and mocked people for wearing masks), the president mystified everyone on Twitter with his latest “VOTE!” series. It seems Trump is succumbing to the boredom and isolation of his luxurious, top-of-the-line hospital stay. 

“PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH (BRING OUR SOLDIERS HOME). VOTE!” one inexplicable tweet read. “FIGHT THE CORRUPT FAKE NEWS MEDIA. VOTE!” read another. Trump also attempted to appeal to those who value “law and order” — yes, the same Trump who brags about swindling

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Can the government force us to eat broccoli?

“The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of the people.” 
— Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)

With President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — is back in the news. Judge Barrett expressed constitutional misgivings about Obamacare 10 years ago when she was a professor at Notre Dame Law School, and some folks who oppose her nomination have argued that should she be confirmed in the next month, she should not hear the Nov. 10 arguments on Obamacare.

Wait a minute. Didn’t the Supreme Court already uphold Obamacare in 2012? Yes, it did. So why is the constitutionality of this legislation back before the Supreme Court?

Here is the backstory.

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 marked the complete federal takeover of regulating health care delivery in America. It

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New law calls for task force on addressing ‘the issues of justice and fairness’

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law that moves the Golden State one step closer to paying reparations to black Californians.

Assembly Bill 3121 calls for the creation of a 9-member task force that will make recommendations on whether compensation should be paid, the type of compensation that should be paid out, and who is eligible to receive compensation from the state.

The committee will also be charged with examining the effects slavery still has on the United States and recommending how California can make a formal apology “for the perpetration of gross human rights violations and crimes against humanity on African slaves and their descendants.”

California was admitted into the Union in 1850. In 1852, the state legislature instituted the Fugitive Slave Law, which decreed any enslaved person who had entered California before it became a state were not legally considered “free.”

“California has come to terms with

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Judge Andrew P. Napolitano: ObamaCare and the Supreme Court — can the government force us to eat broccoli?

“The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of the people.”
— Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)

With President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, the Affordable Care Act — ObamaCare — is back in the news.

Barrett expressed constitutional misgivings about ObamaCare 10 years ago when she was a professor at Notre Dame Law School, and some folks who oppose her nomination have argued that should she be confirmed in the next month, she should not hear the Nov. 10 arguments on ObamaCare.

Wait a minute. Didn’t the Supreme Court already uphold ObamaCare in 2012? Yes, it did. So why is the constitutionality of this legislation back before the Supreme Court?

Here is the backstory.

MATT GORMAN: TRUMP HAS A NEW RUNNING MATE NOW

The ACA of 2010 marked the complete federal takeover of

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Amid civil society organisations’ outcry, new FCRA Act comes into force- The New Indian Express

Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Amid demands of civil society organisations to President Ram Nath Kovind to not give assent to the FCRA Bill, the centre on Tuesday issued a notification, declaring that the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act will come into force from September 29.

A senior government functionary said that the notification implies that the President has already signed the Bill.

In a gazette notification, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said the law which reduces the limit of usable foreign contribution for administrative expenses from 50% to 20% and prevents transfer of foreign funding to any other person, will come into force from September 29.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020 (33 of 2020), the Central Government hereby appoints the 29th day of September, 2020, as the date on which the provisions of

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Is Competition a Destructive Force in Society?

Everything comes with positive and negative sides, especially if we talk about competition. On one hand, it brings plenty of hopes and advantages, while on the negative approach, it conveys ruinous jealously and gaucherie. Most people believe that competition makes their life more challenging and tricky.

One of my classmates at schooling level was often confused that why other students race with him in academics. He was an above-average student, who used to attain good marks and attention of teachers with the help of his brilliancy and knowledge, but he never was the topper in the class. I firmly believed that he was the most intelligent student of the class. Even after this, he never managed to get overgenerous marks, as he never believed in competition, in competing with other students. This approach never let him achieve what he wanted, because he never competed with anyone, as he believed that … Read More

Ought to The Government Be Allowed To Force Us Into Jury Responsibility?

We are all absolutely and personally liable for the present economic crisis and it is time to take a good and long look as to just who is the government? People must read among the articles you’ve about our American political system. That is concerning the constitution, SCOTUS and political events thought of government, not faith. In the implementation of government affairs of the state, the executive branch turns into nominal and symbolic in nature ( which means no political power)as the pinnacle of the of the state ( King, Emperor, and President).

On the other hand, I feel for people who are shedding their grasp on the “American Dream”. Obama didn’t want to use government power to cross legal guidelines. Greater than 100 members of Congress collected public pensions in addition to their taxpayer-financed $174,000 wage in 2012, in line with the Nationwide Journal.

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Ought to The Government Be Allowed To Force Us Into Jury Obligation?

A government is a company in a group or political entity that has the facility to enact and enforce laws and preserve the peace and order. This identical fact holds for the opposite intertwined “Suppose Tanks” like the Bilderbergers and the Trilateral Fee There is in all probability not one person in a thousand who would be able to identify the CFR, though it’s in all probability essentially the most highly effective political entity in the country.

There are many folks within the nation who take pleasure in serving and have the means to take action. If I have been wholesome and retired, I might very a lot take pleasure in doing it. If it paid a worth while salary, extra people wouldn’t have a problem with it. Assistant district attorneys could make as much as $ninety,000 per yr, and judges can make two or thrice that.

However, the FED … Read More