If approved by the Senate, Eric Drieband's appointment would continue the Trump administration's well-established pattern of filling high-level jobs with officials whose background either offers no experience related to the position, or directly goes against the job's supposed mission.
Following the incident, officers claimed there had been alcohol at the party (as if that justified killing the teenager). Now Dallas News reports that an anonymous law enforcement official said there was no alcohol present at the party, and the autopsy report reveals Edwards had no alcohol or illegal drugs in his system when he was killed.
This was not the only false claim officers made about the incident (often there are multiple lies used as excuses for police murdering people). Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber initially claimed that Roy Oliver, the officer who shot and killed Edwards, “fired his rifle into the vehicle because the driver was aggressively backing up toward the officers.” However, body camera footage shows that the car was moving forward at the time. Oh well, it is clearly Jordan Edward's fault for being black in America.
Ponder this flagrant call for violence, this insidious advocacy of hate delivered with a sneer, this threat of civil war, this despicable use of propaganda to arouse rebellion against the rule of law and the ideals of democracy.
On the surface this is a recruitment video for the National Rifle Association. But what you are really about to see is a call for white supremacy and armed insurrection, each word and image deliberately chosen to stir the feral instincts of troubled souls who lash out in anger and fear.
It must be working, The Pennsylvania state Senate voted 28-22 to allow school employees to start 'packing heat'. We have progressed from Books to Bullets in our educational system.
Does anyone really want to hear that America is in decline? For decades, most of us have been raised to believe that the United States is “number one” and that anyone who doubts that fact is a “gloom and doomer” that should just pack up and move to “Russia” or “Iraq” or some other country where things are not nearly as good. But does it do us or future generations any good to ignore the very serious signs of trouble that are erupting all around us? The truth is that it is about time to wake up and admit how much trouble we are actually in.
The U.S. government is absolutely drowning in debt. The entire society is absolutely drowning in debt. We are being slaughtered in the arena of world trade, and every single month tens of billions of dollars (along with large numbers of factories and jobs) leave our shores for good. Our infrastructure is failing, our kids are less educated and our incomes are going down. We have serious, serious problems.
"Should emissions continue to rise beyond 2020, or even remain level, the temperature goals set in Paris become almost unattainable," they write.The group of experts outline some of the most worrying climate change impacts already underway:
After roughly 1°C of global warming driven by human activity, ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are already losing mass at an increasing rate. Summer sea ice is disappearing in the Arctic and coral reefs are dying from heat stress—entire ecosystems are starting to collapse. The social impacts of climate change from intensified heatwaves, droughts, and sea-level rise are inexorable and affect the poorest and weakest first.
The year is thus a "climate turning point for greenhouse-gas emissions," they write. Ensuring that 2016 becomes year of peak emissions, said the group, would put the world on a more reasonable 25-year path towards a zero emissions scenario.