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U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked

This was back in 1989. If nothing was done by the year 2000 we were all DOOMED!

June 29, 1989
UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.

Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ″eco- refugees,′ ′ threatening political chaos, said Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program, or UNEP.

He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control.

What do you think they'll be saying 30 years from now? That we only have ten more years?

Seattle says ba-bye to Amazon (and lots of tax revenue)

Amazon moving entire worldwide operations team from Seattle to Bellevue

Big surprise - NOT!

It's wrong to get oppo research free from Russians

But it's OK if you pay for it.

Mmmmm.... HAIR!

foia-cahontas? had a special last month so I bought a kit and mailed them some spit today.

Here are the results I expect based on what I know of my family history:

From my mom's side: She was 50/50 so I'm 25% Swedish, 25% Norwegian since her grandparents came from those two nationalities and immigrated to northern Minnesota in the mid to late 1800s.

From my dad's side:

Maternal: AlI I know there is that my great grandfather was born in Brown County, Indiana in 1858 and my great grandmother was born in Ohio in 1865. My grandmother was white so I expect that side of the family to be Euro-mutt. (Combination of European ancestry.)

Paternal: My grandfather was born (1882) and raised near Dandridge, Tennessee. My grandfather's family has a very long history in TN. One of my dad's cousins has been into genealogy for a long time and here's some of the stuff I know from past contacts with her:

I know that I have both French and British/Scottish blood from way back.

One of my male ancestors served in The Revolutionary War and later another served in The Civil War. (On The Union side IIRC. Although TN was the last state to secede there was still a lot of pro-Union sentiment there.)

I also have some Cherokee blood. I have a documented male Cherokee ancestor at some point. I THINK I'm something like 1/16 or 1/32 but I'm not really sure. Curiosity about how much injun blood I really have is one of the things that prompted me to do this.

In theory this might qualify me for me for casino money and other benefits. However, although my ancestor's life is documented in some respects he did not participate in the 18xx Census which, from my understanding, is how tribal affiliation is legally determined.

I'll report back with the results when I get them.

Trump tweet on Smollett

FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It is an embarrassment to our Nation!

The media have surpassed Trump

at lying.

Barbara Bush's death - Trump's fault (of course)

Barbara Bush said 'angst' over Trump caused heart problems, new book reveals

Should I contact a mental health professional?

When I woke up this morning I was having a dream that I had joined Scientology and was happy about it. F'n weird.

BTW: I've never had any interest in Scientology. Back when I was 12 when my buddy and I would take a bus to downtown Seattle to fart around for the day we'd often take the free "personality test" offered at the Scientology office just for fun and to waste their time. Even as a 12 year old I knew it was a scam.

House fails to override Trump veto on southern border emergency

President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border survived a critical vote in the House on Tuesday, as Democrats failed to muster the necessary two-thirds majority to override his veto.

The vote was 248-181, well short of the 288 that would have been required. The vote effectively ends — for now — legislative attempts to strike down Trump’s national emergency declaration. Now the fight over his attempt to circumvent Congress to get more money for his border wall will shift to the courts.

Congress sent Trump a bipartisan disapproval resolution earlier this month that sought to nullify the national emergency declaration. Lawmakers of both parties said the emergency declaration represented a dramatic intrusion into Congress’s authority over government spending.

In floor debate ahead of the vote Tuesday, Democrats insisted Trump was violating the Constitution’s separation of powers, while Republicans argued he was acting within his authority under the National Emergencies Act to address a genuine crisis at the southern border.

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