Obama’s Iran Deal Cover UP. Experts Debunking Climate Change “Scientific Nonnsense” and more; Helena’s News Rounup

Helena gathers top stories of the week for our readers to review.

Helena gathers top stories of the week for our readers to review.

Climate Report to UN: Trump right, UN wrong – Skeptics Deliver Consensus Busting ‘State of the Climate Report’ to UN Summit

“University of London professor Philip Stott: “The point has always been this. Climate change is governed by hundreds of factors, or variables, and the idea that we can manage climate change predictably by understanding and manipulating at the margins one politically selected factor (CO2) is as misguided as it gets.” “It’s scientific nonsense,” Stott added.” Princeton Physicist Dyson: ‘I’m 100% Democrat and I like Obama. But he took the wrong side on climate issue, and the Republicans took the right side’Nobel Prize-Winning Dr. Giaever, Who Endorsed Obama Now Says Prez. is ‘Ridiculous’ & ‘Dead Wrong’ on ‘Global Warming’Green Guru Lovelock reverses belief in ‘global warming’: Now says ‘I’m not sure the whole thing isn’t crazy’ – Condemns green movement: ‘It’s a religion really, It’s totally unscientific’

Obama Admin Covering Up Key Iran Deal Details in Final Days

“Obama administration officials are seeking to cover up key details of the Iran nuclear deal from Congress, according to documents and sources about continued efforts by the White House to block formal investigations into secret diplomacy with Tehran that resulted in a $1.7 billion cash payment by the US. As leading members of Congress petition the Obama administration for answers about what many describe as a $1.7 billion “ransom” payment to Iran, Obama administration officials are doubling down on their refusal to answer questions about the secret negotiations with Iran that led to this payment..A spokesman for Rubio told the Free Beacon that the administration’s continued obfuscation has motivated the senator to take steps to help Trump kill the nuclear agreement once he enters office next year.“

Record-Breaking 85 Million Tourists Visit Florida in 2016

“A whopping 85 million visitors visited FL over the summer and fall, a record-high for any 9-month period in the state’s history.
According to the latest numbers, tourism increase 5.5% over the year. In the third quarter of 2016, nearly 27 million visitors came to soak up the rays of the Sunshine State, an increase of over 5% percent over the year. Most of the visitors were domestic visitors while nearly 3 million were from overseas. Travel-related jobs also saw an uptick in the third quarter, with over 1.241 million Floridians employed in the tourism industry, an increase of over 4%.The new numbers mean Florida is on track for a record-breaking tourism year. Florida is on pace to meet the goal of 115 million tourists by the end of the year.”

Trump Could Save Businesses $42 Billion With The Flick Of His Pen On Day 1… Here’s How

Hopefully Trump will save trillions, not just billions!! ““Republicans have the opportunity to enact regulatory reform on a scale not witnessed since Reagan,” the report continued. “CRA  disapproval resolutions seem poised to be a significant part of those plans.”Analysts provided a few examples of cuts that could immediately be made, such as to the Dept of Interior’s restrictions on oil drilling in the Arctic region, or the EPA‘s ludicrous fuel efficiency standards for the trucking industry.The Arctic drilling rule has been estimated to cost more than $2 billion, while the EPA’s industry-killing fuel regulatory costs soared to an astonishing $29.3 billion…Alas,Obama’s regulators have been already formulating more than 78,000 pages of new rules thus far in 2016, with an estimated cost of at least $148 billion.”

Articles: Bureaucratic Tyranny in Trump’s Crosshairs

Must Read! “Trump has promised to rein in our overreaching bureaucracy through attrition…We have elected a man famous for two words: “You’re fired!” For Trump to legalize that simple act, as necessary in government as in business, will be a revolution.We have a VA that purposely lets vets die without med care.We have an EPA at war with the energy industry.The Dept of Education threatens public schools with loss of federal funds and mandates progressive lies about American history, teaching generations of schoolchildren to be ashamed of America and ignorant of our Constitution and our forefathers. Universities are forced by the DOJ to hire feminist and racialist thought police under an Obama bureaucrat’s interpretation of the Civil Rights Act.We have an IRS that has a political enemies list its employees punish at the behest of Democrats.”

What does Trump mean for Tampa Bay’s relationship with Cuba?

” Beginning Dec. 12, commercial flights will link Tampa and Havana. In Feb, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club will host a race to Cuba. Medical collaborations are being discussed.These initiatives will continue unless they become unlawful.Though Trump ended the campaign with a hardliner stance on Cuba, he began it in favor of normalized relations, saying he would have negotiated a better deal. So, it is difficult to know what he actually thinks..Obama’s Cuba policies can be undone by Trump since they are based solely on presidential executive orders..The criticism by hardliners who support dissidents is that Cuba hasn’t reciprocated with enough change to warrant a US embrace. Perhaps if Obama can persuade the Cuban government to release prominent and long-serving political prisoners, hardliners may consider softening their stance and welcome some engagement.”

Column One: The Ellison Challenge

Wow “Out of power in the White House and both houses of Congress, the Democrats must decide what sort of party they will be in the post-Obama world.They have 2 basic options.They can move to the center and try to rebuild their blue collar voter base that Trump captivated.. To do so they will need to loosen the reins of Political Correctness and weaken their racialism, their radical environmentalism and their support for open borders..The 2nd option is to go still further along the leftist trajectory that Obama set the party on 8 years ago..For the Democrats, such a course will require them to become more racialist, more authoritarian in their PC, angrier and more doctrinaire. It will also require them to become an antisemitic party. Antisemitism, like hatred of police and Christians, is a necessary component of Democratic populism.”

Byron York: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is Democrats’ nightmare

Must Read! “Trump’s transition team knew that nominating Sessions for Attorney General would set off controversy. Democrats and the press have at key times in the past called Sessions a racist-and now, as they oppose Trump at nearly every turn, they’ve turned to race again. Here’s why the effort to stop Sessions is likely to intensify as his confirmation hearings near. Sessions is the Senate’s highest-profile, most determined, and most knowledgeable opponent of comprehensive immigration reform. Democrats are particularly anxious about immigration because of the unusually tenuous nature of Obama’s policies on the issue. Those policies can be undone unilaterally, by the new president in some cases, and by the AG and head of homeland security in other cases. There’s no need for congressional action – and no way for House or Senate Democrats to slow or stop it.”

UK Researchers: Tax Food to Reduce Climate Change

What kind of craziness is this? “.. researchers in Oxford University suggested that imposing a massive tax on carbon intensive foods – specifically protein rich foods like meat and dairy -could help combat climate change. Pricing food according to its climate impacts could save half a million lives and one billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions.Taxing greenhouse gas emissions from food production could save more than are currently generated by global aviation, and lead to half a million fewer deaths from chronic diseases..This proposal, from a group of people who have probably never missed a meal in their lives, is totally obscene… a lot of poor people who would be hard hit by increases in the price of food… if this ghastly proposal is ever implemented, future generations will look upon it as a crime against humanity.”

 

What’s Really Doable In Trump’s First 100 Days?

Good Plan! “Trump, on the hustings, was pretty clear about one thing: He has a very ambitious agenda for his first 100 days in office — one that may be tough to achieve in its entirety..With these tools in mind, here are five major Trump proposals that budget and congressional observers say he can move on fairly quickly-1. Repeal And Replace ObamaCare-Obama’s signature act will likely be symbolically repealed, but its replacement will retain elements of the old law. Trump has vowed that he will spare the provision letting families keep their kids on their insurance until age 26. He also wants some kind of guaranteed-issue rule, so that people with pre-existing conditions can’t be turned down.2. Roll Back Regulations-3. Reform Taxes-4. Name A New Supreme Court Justice-5. Build A Border Wall”

Legislative leaders Corcoran and Negron preview their tensions, dividing lines

Sen. Negron a spendthrift? “House Speaker Richard Corcoran has little interest in continuing the tradition/charade of recent legislative presiding officers who acted like they were BFFs totally on the same page heading into a legisative session. Corcoran and incoming Senate President Joe Negron appeared together at the 2016 Leadership Forum in Orlando, where clear dividing lines and tensions were on display.The next House Speaker sounded adamant that he will clamp down on spending that he depicted as out of control. The next Senate President said limiting spending is important, but so is investing Florida’s quality of life…”That’s going to be a big difference between the two chambers of the next two years,” retorted Corcoran, who lamented that “every single legislator spends money like a teenager in a mall with a first time credit card.”

GOP Senators Introduce Bill to Block ‘Bailout’ of Obamacare Risk Program

Good!! “.. 4 Republican senators introduced a bill that would prevent the Obama admin from paying certain insurers in what they say amounts to a “bailout” of Obamacare. Sens. Sasse, Rubio, Barrasso, and Lee wrote in a statement that their HHS Slush Fund Elimination Act would prevent the government from using “any…federal funds, to pay any final judgment, award or settlement related to any lawsuits related to the [Affordable Care Act]’s risk programs.””The people are paying too much for health insurance already, and they shouldn’t be forced to fork over even more of their paychecks to corps that embraced a flawed health care law,” Rubio said.”This legislation would stop the administration from squandering taxpayer dollars and help clear the way for real reform that makes health care more affordable for workers and families,” he continued.”

To ‘Drain the Swamp,’ Start With the Department of Justice

Must Read! “Over the past two decades, we have witnessed a nationwide rise in prosecutorial misconduct. US prosecutors have engaged in unethical and illegal behavior and rarely are held accountable. Less than 2% of the prosecutors found to be engaged in misconduct are ever held accountable, and that’s wrong. Suborning perjury, suppressing evidence, extorting testimony and outright lying to the court for the sake of a conviction, or victory is wrong.Selective and political prosecutions, or nonprosecutions, must stop. Over the past 10 years, I’ve witnessed the DOJ take ethical issues or violations adjudicated in a state court and then federally indict the person for criminal conduct for political purposes.”

 

Republican introduces bill addressing ‘sanctuary’ cities

About Time!! “Rep. Buchanan is seeking to cut funding for any jurisdictions in the US that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. So-called “sanctuary cities,” such as San Francisco and Chicago, put restrictions on the extent to which local law enforcement will notify federal Immigration when illegal aliens are arrested or jailed. In some “sanctuary cities,” local police refuse to comply with requests from ICE to detain inmates beyond their scheduled release dates when they may face possible immigration prosecution.. In a statement, Buchanan declared, “Washington needs to send a clear message to sanctuary cities: If you don’t follow the laws, you don’t get federal funding.” He added, “It is dangerous and unconscionable that so many cities across the country blatantly ignore the rule of law and still get rewarded with taxpayer dollars.”

Donald reveals anti-lobbying plan designed to help drain the swamp

Refreshing Change!! “Trump’s staff has announced a tough new anti-lobbying for all members of his transition team..People who work with Trump must sever all their ties to the lobbying industry, and they are not allowed to lobby on behalf of anyone for 5 years after they leave.The ban also applies to the transition team members charged with helping to find, vet and hire for the incoming Republican administration. Additionally, neither the transition advisers nor incoming officials are permitted to be registered federal or state lobbyists. He described the measures as helping to ensure people won’t be able to use government service ‘to enrich themselves.’Trump also wants to ‘expand the definition of lobbyist so we close all the loopholes that forme

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