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Seth Meyers - Trump's Placemat, Pokmon Go - Monologue - 4/4/18

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Apr 5, 2018, 11:36 PM (1 replies)

Jimmy Kimmel: Congressman Joe Kennedy III on His Family, Trump's Tweets, Health Care, Legalizing Pot

Congressman Kennedy talks about growing up in the Kennedy family, Arnold Schwarzenegger being part of his family, what it was like being in the Peace Corps, speaking Spanish fluently, the possibility of running for President, giving the rebuttal to the State of the Union, his ChapStick issues, Trump's tweets, and his position on health care and legalizing cannabis.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Apr 5, 2018, 05:30 AM (16 replies)

Oil spill fire chokes Indonesian port city; 4 dead

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Waters off an Indonesian port city reek like a gas station after an oil spill and fire that killed four people over the weekend, an official said Wednesday.

Balikpapan city secretary Sayid Fadli said that the city on the island of Borneo was in its third day of a state of emergency following the weekend spill around Semayang Port.

“The city is in an emergency situation because of the oil spill and the bay is now like a gas station,” Fadli said. “We have warned workers and residents around the bay to refrain from lighting cigarettes and make safety the priority.”

Four people died after the fuel caught fire on Saturday, filling skies around the city with choking black smoke. One person is missing.

The city has distributed masks, and more than 1,300 people have suffered breathing problems, nausea and vomiting.

More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/oil-spill-fire-chokes-indonesian-port-city-4-dead/2018/04/04/33c0e7f0-37c6-11e8-af3c-2123715f78df_story.html

In this Saturday, March 31, 2018, photo, a tug boat try to extinguish fire from a burning oil tanker in Balikpapan, Indonesia. Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Waters off an Indonesian port city reek like a gas station after an oil spill and fire that killed four people over the weekend, an official said Wednesday. (Associated Press)
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Apr 5, 2018, 03:09 AM (2 replies)

Portugal breaks 100% renewables mark but remains isolated

Portugal produced more power from clean energy sources in March than it actually needed, marking the first time in the 21st century that renewables have topped 100% of its production. But a dearth of energy connections with the rest of Europe remains problematic.

Increasing renewable energy capacity is one of the key pillars of the Energy Union and in the month of March, Portugal was regularly able to meet 100% of its energy needs predominantly through hydro and wind power.

According to the Iberian nation’s transmission system operator, REN, renewable energy output reached 4,812GWh, surpassing Portugal’s total electricity needs for March, which only topped 4,647GWh.

That meant that the average for the month reached 103.6% from renewables, outstripping the previous contemporary record of 99.2%, set back in February 2014. In the last 40 years, Portugal has not managed to match March’s efforts.

In fact, during the same period last year, renewable energy was only able to meet 62% of Portugal’s electricity needs.

Green MEP Claude Turmes praised Portugal’s “impressive” progress, citing it as evidence that the EU should support a renewable energy target of more than 27% for 2030.

Much more: https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/portugal-breaks-100-renewables-mark-but-remains-isolated/

In March, 55% of Portugal's renewable energy came from its many dams. [Shutterstock]
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Apr 5, 2018, 02:48 AM (4 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump Sends National Guard to the Border, Attacks Amazon: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at the Trump administration's plan to send the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border and the president's attacks on Amazon.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Apr 5, 2018, 12:42 AM (2 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump's Courtroom Sketches, the Number 2 Train - Monologue - 4/3/18

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Apr 5, 2018, 12:30 AM (0 replies)

Here are 20 of the top promises Trump made to his supporters that hes already broken

Trump Voters: One Year in, and he’s Broken 20 Big Promises He Made to You

1. He told you he’d cut your taxes, and that the super-rich like him would pay more. You bought it. But his new tax law does the opposite. By 2027, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, the richest 1 percent will have got 83 percent of the tax cut and the richest 0.1 percent, 60 percent of it. But more than half of all Americans — 53 percent — will pay more in taxes. As Trump told his wealthy friends at Mar-a-Lago just days after the tax bill became law, “You all just got a lot richer.”

2. He promised to close “special interest loopholes that have been so good for Wall Street investors but unfair to American workers,” especially the notorious “carried interest” loophole for private-equity, hedge fund, and real estate partners. You bought it. But the new tax law keeps the “carried interest” loophole.

3. He told you he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “beautiful.” You bought it. But he didn’t repeal and he didn’t replace. (Just as well: His plan would have knocked at least 23 million Americans off health insurance, including many of you.) Instead, he’s doing what he can to cut it back and replace it with nothing. The new tax law will result in 13 million people losing health coverage, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

4. He told you he’d invest $1 trillion in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. You bought it. But after his giant tax cut for corporations and millionaires, there’s no money left for infrastructure.

5. He said he’d drain the Washington swamp. You bought it. But he’s brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses, and he’s filled departments and agencies with former lobbyists, lawyers and consultants who are crafting new policies for the same industries they recently worked for.

The rest: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/20-top-promises-president-trump-made-supporters-hes-already-broken/
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Apr 4, 2018, 04:33 AM (9 replies)

The Daily Show: Is Ronny Jackson Ready to Run the VA?; South African Woman is Imprisoned for Racism

President Trump appoints his physician Ronny Jackson as the secretary of Veterans Affairs, but critics argue that he is deeply unqualified for the role.

Between the Scenes: A South African Woman is Imprisoned for Racism

Trevor explains why a South African woman got locked up for being racist.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Apr 4, 2018, 01:30 AM (0 replies)

Seth Meyers: Guest Senator Amy Klobuchar Talks About Her Viral Inauguration Selfie

Senator Amy Klobuchar talks about her bipartisan friendships on Capitol Hill and her viral inauguration selfie with Senators John McCain and Bernie Sanders.

Senator Amy Klobuchar Isn't Going to Give Up on Gun Control

Senator Amy Klobuchar talks about the #NeverAgain movement, the president's flip-flopping on gun control legislation and her unforgettable first day in D.C.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Apr 3, 2018, 04:07 PM (2 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump's Easter Speech, Spring Is Coming - Monologue - 4/2/18

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Apr 3, 2018, 03:59 PM (0 replies)
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