Emphasizing that California must stay at the forefront of the fight against climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday issued an executive order to restrict new car sales in the state to only zero-emission vehicles by 2035 and threw his support behind a ban on the controversial use of hydraulic fracturing by oil companies.
Under Newsom’s order, the California Air Resources Board would implement the phase-out of new gas-powered cars and light trucks and also require medium and heavy-duty trucks to be zero-emission by 2045 where possible.
California would be the first state in the nation to mandate 100% zero-emission vehicles, though 15 countries already have committed to phasing out gas-powered cars.
Newsom did not take executive action to ban the controversial oil extraction method known as fracking but called on the state Legislature to do so, setting up what could be a contentious political fight when lawmakers reconvene in Sacramento next year.
Taken together, the two climate change efforts would accelerate the state’s already aggressive efforts to curtail carbon emissions and petroleum hazards and promise to exacerbate tensions with a Trump administration intent on bridling California’s liberal environmental agenda.
For the past few weeks, I have been receiving the above flyers, daily, from the Democratic party of Nevada.
It all relates to one thing.
There is a former wrestler for the WWE running for Congress in Nevada his name is Dan Rodimer, he wrestled under the name Dan Rodman.
His opponents in this race is Dan Schwartz and Susie Lee.
The flyers I continually receive daily, talk about one thing and one thing only, Dan Rodimers history of violence.
But there seems to be no verification of that history of violence. Just simple slander in the name of politics.
Dan Rodimer has admitted to an incident in Florida where he did push a gentleman that was harassing a friend of his, there was initially a misdemeanor charge of battery but was dismissed.
The only instances, according to the local media that did a investigation into these claims, where two 911 calls to the Las Vegas Police Department.
According to the media report the Las Vegas Police Department reports stated it was just a verbal altercation no action was taken by the police, nor was there any type domestic violence situation occurring at that time.
Note that the article says there was never any type of evidence produced to substantiate the claims of violence made in these flyers.
I do not know Dan Rodimer, nor any of the other people running for these positions.
But apparently Susie Lee and Dan Schwartz have the complete support the Democratic party of Nevada in making these slanderous allegations that do not appear to be able to be substantiated.
One flyer I received stated that they give Dan Rodimers resume and it looked like this:
DIPSHIDIOTS OF THE DAY DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF NEVADA
But again, there was no confirmation or information provided to prove the allegations, this is pure irresponsible political advertising. And note the blood drops in the lower left-hand corner.
None of these flyers have mentioned the qualifications of the other candidates nor their stances on the issues. There are no policies put in question there are no issues discussed other than slander of the one candidate.
I feel that this is one of the lower caliber forms of politics that can be done. And we see it more and more these days. It is also the type of thing in itself would have me voting against the people that use this type of advertising.
It is simply a chicken shit thing to do, especially when there is no proof of any of it.
Also a bit of research has revealed some websites by the same candidates, Schwartz and Lee, with the same type of information with no confirmation or proof, and no other substantive information like policies issues etc. It’s pretty sad when the only thing you can say about your opponent’s fabricated information and not the issues at hand.
I just felt like making a note of this stupid shit was necessary, and I felt so when I received the first flyer and feel even stronger after receiving them on a daily basis for almost a month.
I do not endorse any candidate in this race as I do not know them or their issues that they stand for, I just feel it is a irresponsible to engage in these type activities and we see more and more of it in our country these days.
Asteroid to have ‘extremely close encounter’ with Earth this week
An asteroid will have an “extremely close encounter” with Earth on Thursday, when it flies by the planet at a distance of fewer than 20,000 miles, according to the Virtual Telescope Project.
Asteroid 2020 SW will safely fly past the planet at a distance of approximately 17,556 miles, according to EarthSky.org.
ASTEROID PASSING CLOSE TO EARTH TOMORROW
Asteroid 2020 SW will pass at a safe distance, probably over Australia or New Zealand, during its closest approach. Green line indicates the asteroid’s trajectory, with blue marks indicating position every 30 minutes. Yellow line points toward the sun.
It was first discovered on Sept. 18, 2020, by the Mt. Lemmon Observatory in Arizona, but it has made close approaches since Sept. 1975, according to NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS). Since 1975, it has made approaches at a fairly constant rate.
The exact size of 2020 SW is unclear, but it is “estimated to be about 14 to 32 feet in diameter,” according to EarthSky.org.
Despite past denials, LAPD has used software 30,000 times in last decade
The Los Angeles Police Department has used the recognition software nearly 30,000 times since 2009, with hundreds of officers running images of suspects from surveillance cameras and other sources against a massive database of mug shots taken by law enforcement.
The new figures, released to The Times, reveal for the first time how commonly the technology is used in the department, which for years has provided vague and contradictory information about how and whether it uses the technology.
The LAPD has consistently denied having records related to facial recognition, and at times denied using the technology at all.
The truth is that, while it does not have its own facial recognition platform, L.A.P.D. personnel have access to facial recognition software through a regional database maintained by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. And between Nov. 6, 2009, and Sept. 11 of this year, LAPD officers used the system’s software 29,817 times.