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San Franciscans raise $46,000 to stop homeless shelter in wealthy area

Another campaign in support of the shelter launched Thursday and received a $5,000 donation from GoFundMe itself


Residents from one of San Francisco’s most desirable neighborhoods are taking a controversial approach to blocking a new homeless shelter: launching a crowdfunding appeal.

Their campaign on GoFundMe – best known as a site that hosts fundraisers for medical expenses or victims of natural disasters – has prompted an angry response from the city’s mayor.

It has drawn more than $46,000 dollars, nearly half of its stated $100,000 goal. The money is to go to a local attorney working on behalf of the residents, and its 91 donors include an anonymous contributor who gave $10,000, along with hedge fund managers, executives and authors.

A rival GoFundMe in support of the proposed shelter was launched on Thursday, and quickly received a $5,000 donation from GoFundMe itself.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/28/san-francisco-gofundme-homeless-shelter-embarcadero

I wonder if these fat cat assholes looked in the mirror and said it could be me on the street with no roof over my head......................nope they have no compassion, and empathy.................just a narcissistic ego................

Record-breaking floods force evacuations on South Dakota reservation

Record-breaking flooding has forced dozens of people on a South Dakota reservation to evacuate and ranchers were working Thursday to get their livestock to higher ground while waiting for a river to crest.

High water from the Moreau river is threatening about 50 residences in an 8-mile (12.8km) stretch between White Horse and Thomas in north-central South Dakota, said Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe spokesman Remi Bald Eagle. He said about half a dozen people were rescued by helicopter. The tribe has asked others to voluntarily evacuate.

Bald Eagle said no injuries have been reported but some residents are refusing to leave because their cattle are trapped by flooding.

“Everybody is afraid that their livelihoods are going to be swept up by the water, obviously,” Bald Eagle said. “It is really a critical time for the livestock folks because right now their cattle are all calving.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/28/south-dakota-reservation-severe-flooding-forces-evacuations

And where are the republicans ................standing behind Moscow Mitch, while he gives speeches in the halls...............about Green Deal being a fake........................

I think Adam Shiff should get cards and flowers for what he did today.....And 100 dollars...........

he made the republicans on the Intelligence Committee look like complete unadulterated asses, and he began the end of the March Madness, that has permeated "our" government for over two years and gave the country FACTS......................when it was led by enabling ass one Devin Nunes...............that conspired and help enable obstruction of justice ....................


Thank You Chairman Adam Shiff................................

Maddow, other MSNBC hosts see ratings drop, Fox up

By DAVID BAUDER 35 minutes ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Maddow isn’t backing away from her coverage of President Donald Trump and any connection to Russia’s involvement in trying to influence the 2016 presidential campaign. The question is how much her fans want to listen.

Maddow’s audience has dipped on her two days back on the air since Attorney General William Barr reported that special counsel Robert Mueller had found no collusion between Trump and Russia’s efforts. Her audience of 2.5 million on Monday was 19 percent below her average this year, and it went down further to 2.3 million on Tuesday, the Nielsen company said.

Meanwhile, her head-to-head competitor on Fox News Channel, Sean Hannity, saw his audience soar on Monday to 4 million viewers, a 32 percent increase from his average. It slipped to 3.57 million on Tuesday. One of Trump’s most prominent media fans, Hannity was to interview the president on Wednesday’s show.

Hannity and Maddow have run neck-and-neck atop the cable news ratings this year, with Maddow having the slight edge.

https://apnews.com/6a418de605ab4fb5a8cddf958ac190f0

At least Maddow has 15 questions based on journalistic principles what does Hannity have .......................... not much

The Latest: Senators grill Elwell on safety, industry ties

Source: Associated Press

24 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congressional hearings looking into the Federal Aviation Administration’s oversight of Boeing (all times local):

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5:50 p.m.

Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., challenged FAA Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell on whether the FAA should ban “selling safety features a la carte to the airlines.” Safety features like the MCAS (or Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) shouldn’t be optional at an extra charge but should be provided gratis like seat belts on vehicles, he said.

“It doesn’t mask any problem,” Elwell insisted in questioning on the MCAS. “What it does, is it gives the proper feel to a pilot because he doesn’t have those cables.”

And Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., raised the prickly issue of whether the FAA, as an independent regulator, has a too-cozy a relationship with the airlines and aircraft makers. He noted that Boeing, a major government contractor with deep longstanding connections in Washington, is locked in intense competition with European maker Airbus.

Political appointees at the FAA pushed the career staff to quickly get done what was needed to get the Max flying, Udall said.

Read more: https://apnews.com/9526d67006294e34a54771a6a343813b

Pompeo's budget under fire from lawmaker's................

Lawmakers hammer Trump's proposed State Department cuts

Source: Associated Press

By SUSANNAH GEORGE 7 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top lawmakers on Wednesday blasted the Trump administration's proposal to slash funding for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, telling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the plan would be disastrous for American diplomacy.

Pompeo testified on Capitol Hill about the plan to cut his agency's budget by 23 percent. He says difficult choices were made when crafting the 2020 proposal but argues the funding is enough to achieve the administration's foreign policy goals.

Lawmakers don't see it that way. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., said the budget demonstrated "contempt for diplomacy" and "seeks to hobble the State Department." House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., described the request as "insufficient" and said she intends to work with her colleagues to reject it.

The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs panel, Michael McCaul of Texas, said while the budget includes some much needed reforms, "certain cuts can have unintended consequences that cost us more in the long term."

Read more: https://apnews.com/28ff8bd1e1ee477b837eb938db0b6f1c



Hey, McCaul if your party was still in power, what would you have said should be done..................your full of shit, you would have voted in lock step with your libertarian asshole Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy to de-fund the State Department in the name of reform..............look at what you did in the health care debate.........................


House Democrats make new push for 10 years of Trump's financial records

By ANDREW DESIDERIO 03/27/2019 01:53 PM EDT Updated 03/27/2019 03:26 PM EDT

The House Oversight and Reform Committee is seeking 10 years of President Donald Trump’s financial records from an accounting firm, according to a letter obtained by POLITICO.

The Democrat-led committee asked Mazars USA, a tax and accounting firm, for documents this month related to Trump’s personal finances, with a particular focus on his failed bid to purchase the Buffalo Bills before he became president.

It reflects an effort by the committee, under Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), to corroborate aspects of former Trump attorney and fixer Michael Cohen’s testimony before the panel last month.

Cohen told lawmakers that Trump inflated his personal net worth as he sought to buy the NFL team. He also claimed that Trump sought to reduce his tax burden by deflating the value of certain assets.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/27/house-democrats-make-new-push-for-10-years-of-trumps-financial-records-1239651

Hey traitor here we come.............................I really would like to know if you inflating that one house in upstate NY to the tune of 291 million was used to get your bankrupt hands on the Bills , and then you said the value was only 20-25 million.....................later, which one was it........................

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough.....................

IBM Accused of Violating Federal Anti-Age Discrimination Law

A group of ex-employees filed a lawsuit that accuses the tech giant of failing to comply with a law requiring companies to disclose the ages of people over 40 who have been laid off. The suit also alleges that the company has improperly prevented workers from combining to challenge their ousters.

by Peter Gosselin March 27, 9:53 a.m. EDT

A group of former employees has filed a lawsuit against IBM that accuses the tech giant of failing to comply with a federal law that requires companies to disclose the ages of people they lay off who are 40 or older. The suit, filed in federal district court in New York City, also alleges that the company has improperly prevented workers from combining to challenge their ousters.

It is the second broad legal action against IBM since a 2018 ProPublica story that documented widespread age discrimination by the company in its global restructuring. The former employees are asking the court to invalidate a written agreement that IBM requires its employees to sign to receive severance pay. Under the document’s provisions, workers agree to give up any right to challenge their dismissal in court.

Until now, most age-related legal actions contesting an IBM layoff have been brought by the rare ex-worker who refused to sign the agreement and left without severance. If the district court were to agree that IBM’s separation agreement is invalid, it could open the company up to lawsuits by tens of thousands of older workers IBM has laid off in recent years.

Today’s lawsuit and the string of other cases filed in the wake of ProPublica’s story face steep odds as a result of decisions by the Supreme Court and federal appeals courts that curtailed workers’ ability to challenge employers’ staffing decisions. The rationale is to limit what federal judges view as cumbersome, costly cases that hamstring both employers and the courts.

https://www.propublica.org/article/ibm-accused-of-not-disclosing-ages-people-40-and-older-laid-off

And then this will go to the Roberts Court who really doesn't think much or care about the workers in this country with his past rulings........................

Trump whines that American hurricane victims don't deserve help

By
Lisa Needham -
March 27, 2019

At a closed-door lunch on Tuesday, Trump complained about how much aid Puerto Rico has received after Hurricane Maria.

Trump's irrational loathing for Puerto Rico knows no bounds, and he continues to work to stop the island from getting meaningful aid.

When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico over 18 months ago, it decimated critical infrastructure, leaving it without power or needed supplies for months.

Over 3,000 people died in the hurricane's aftermath, in no small part thanks to the fact that the Trump administration's response was abysmal.

But that hasn't stopped Trump from boasting about what a success his administration's response had been.

https://shareblue.com/trump-hurricane-victims-puerto-rico-help/

I am still trying to figure out why the taxpayers are paying for his graft, when he goes down to Mar a Lago, while he is whining about Puerto Rico.........................what a heartless sick POS.................literally...................
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