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Those Annoying Robocalls

The top consumer complaint to the FCC is unwanted, illegal and spoofed robocalls. Complaints are on the rise from consumers whose numbers are being spoofed or whose calls are being mistakenly blocked or labeled as a possible scam call by a robocall blocking app or service. Stats ( 235 million phone numbers on the Do Not Call list $9.5 Billion was lost by consumers ...
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Biden defends record on climate, says plan coming 'very shortly'

"She'll find that nobody has been more consistent about taking on the environment and a green revolution than I am," Biden told reporters in New Hampshire, when asked about Ocasio-Cortez's remarks at a Washington rally Monday night in support of her Green New Deal platform. The Monday event also featured Biden's Democratic rival and Green New Deal backer Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Senator, and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, who co-authored the congressional resolution with Ocasio-Cortez. The ...
Tags: Science, Washington, Massachusetts, United States, New Hampshire, Biden, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Ed Markey, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal

'The planet is on fucking fire': Bill Nye is getting angry about climate change

The beloved science educator and children’s show host appeared on Last Week Tonight to help explain carbon-pricingBill Nye is done messing around. Look out, because while you might not typically associate angry talk with the normally-mild-mannered “Science Guy” Nye, when it comes to the threat of global climate change, he has – understandably, perhaps – lost his patience. And how.The beloved science educator and television personality, best known for his children’s program Bill Nye the Science G...
Tags: Climate Change, John Oliver, Environment, US, US news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Television & radio, House Of Representatives, Nye, Carbon Tax, Bill Nye, Ed Markey, Alexandra Ocasio Cortez

Corporations and private investors are backing new “green” deals as climate worries mount

In the nine years since private equity and venture capital investments into sustainable technologies last crossed the $6 billion threshold, the problems caused by global carbon emissions have only intensified. Now, as the world confronts the reality that there’s not much time left to reverse course on carbon emissions and the impact they will have on life on earth, both corporate and private investors are once again stepping up their commitments to startups in the space. In 2018 global venture c...
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The right to 3D-print arms

Are you very afraid? 3D-printed guns are coming. “Virtually undetectable!” shrieked CNN. “This changes the safety of Americans forever!” shrieked MSNBC. Does it? Six years ago, a company called Defense Distributed posted blueprints for 3D-printed guns on the web. The Obama State Department said that violated the Arms Control Act because allowing foreigners to see them is equivalent to exporting a missile launcher, and that’s illegal. Defense Distributed withdrew the blueprints. Gun control advoc...
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Democratic senators question Juul about its Altria deal

Eleven democratic senators, led by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), have penned a letter to Juul Labs, asking a series of questions around the product’s marketing, its effectiveness as a tool to help people quit smoking combustible cigarettes, sales figures and, perhaps most importantly, more information on the deal that gave Altria a minority stake in Juul Labs. “The corporate marriage between two companies that have been the most prolific at marketing highly addictive nicotine products to children is ...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Facebook, Government, Tech, United States, Ecigarettes, Fda, Juul, Ron Wyden, Richard Blumenthal, Altria, American Heart Association, Altria Group

United States: Is A TCPA Overhaul On The Horizon? - Morrison & Foerster LLP

On January 16, Senators John Thune and Ed Markey reintroduced a bipartisan bill designed to update the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and ramp up enforcement against unwanted
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House Dems Unveil Bill Blocking Trump’s Pullout from Paris Climate Deal

House Democrats proposed a bill Wednesday that would prevent President Trump from pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement, as he announced he would in July 2017.The Climate Action Now Act would require the president to propose a plan for keeping the U.S. in accord with the Paris deal's emission-reduction goals, which were agreed to by President Obama in 2015. It would also prohibit the administration from using federal funds to pull out of the deal, as Trump has promised to do in...
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Green New Deal: Senate defeats proposal as Democrats unite in protest

Non-binding proposal spearheaded by progressives aims to reduce greenhouse gases and lessen social inequity The US Senate defeated a motion to take up the Green New Deal, the non-binding proposal spearheaded by progressive Democratic lawmakers to radically reduce greenhouse gases and try to lessen social inequity. Republican leaders in the Senate had scheduled Tuesday’s vote in an effort to turn the proposal into a wedge issue in the 2020 elections, hoping to force Democrats on the record a...
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McConnell Pushing Green New Deal Vote to Put Democrats in Corner

The Green New Deal -- mostly a collection of goals for mitigating climate change rather than a fully formed plan of action -- has been a favorite punching bag for McConnell and Republicans since it was rolled out with fanfare by freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey. “I could not be more glad that the American people will have the opportunity to learn precisely where each one of their senators stand on this radical, top-down, socialist makeover of the entire U.S...
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Senator Grills Google Exec: ‘Americans Did Not Sign Up for’ Location Tracking

Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) chastised Google's senior policy counsel during a Tuesday Judiciary Committee hearing over the company's reliance on what they perceive to be overly invasive location-tracking technology.“Do you think the average consumer would be surprised to learn that her location is recorded and sent to Google hundreds of times every day, even when she is not using her phone?” Hawley asked Senior Policy Counsel Will Devries, referring to consumers who use Google's An...
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New Senate Bill Bans Online Ads Targeting Kids Under 13, Gives Teens Power to 'Erase' Personal Data

Senate lawmakers on Tuesday introduced new bipartisan legislation that gives kids under 16 years old and their parents substantially more control over their data while further limiting the data-collection practices of apps, websites, and online services.
Tags: Science, Privacy, Children, Senate, Coppa, Ed Markey, Josh Hawley, Gives Teens Power to Erase Personal Data

The Green New Deal Is Unserious and Juvenile

Do you ever wonder why people run for office? I mean, unless you’re a total cynic, you must assume that at least part of the motivation is wanting to do good. Sure, you want fame and prestige, but you also have strongly held views and want to affect public policy, right? So why in the world would you engage in sabotage of the ideas you hope to advance?That’s undeniably what Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Senator Ed Markey (D., Mass.) have done with their juvenile Green Ne...
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It's on: House Democrats introduce their promised Net Neutrality legislation

House Democrats have made good on their promise to introduce the Save the Internet Act, legislation mandating Network Neutrality, which would force the FCC to reinstate the policy that Trump's Chairman Ajit Pai used a string of dirty tricks and illegal maneuvers to destroy. Such legislation cannot pass without the support of Senate Republicans, but it's still a canny move by the Democrats, since many of those Republicans represent the largely rural states that are ground zero for the worst ...
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Democrats Introduce 'Save the Internet Act' To Restore Net Neutrality

As expected, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House and Senate Democrats on Wednesday introduced the Save the Internet Act, which aims to restore open internet rules that were repealed in 2017. From a report: The Obama-era rules, which lasted from 2015 to 2018, banned broadband providers from slowing or blocking access to the internet or charging companies higher fees for faster access. Democrats in Congress have said the repeal allows for large broadband and wireless companies to "control people'...
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Bernie Sanders: Government ‘Cannot Go Too Far’ in Addressing Climate Change

Senator Bernie Sanders (D., Vt.) dismissed Friday the notion that the recently introduced Green New Deal plan is extreme and unrealistic, arguing instead that there is no action too drastic for the government to take to address climate change.“Does the Green New Deal go too far?” Sunny Hostin asked Sanders Friday on ABC's The View. “No. You cannot go too far on the issue of climate change. The future of the planet is at stake, ok? . . . According to the best scientists in the world, we have ...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal is right about transforming transportation — but we don't have to wait for its more ambitious goals

US Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey's Green New Deal is wildly ambitious and has sparked needed debate about solutions to global warming. The Green New Deal argues for sweeping changes to the nation's transportation system. Those sweeping changes would all be great — but they're also politically challenging and have set off distracting debates. Real change at a "good enough" level could start much sooner. The "Green New Deal" non-binding resolution introduced by Represen...
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The Green New Scam

The co-author of the Green New Deal, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, is upset. “Don’t let Mitch McConnell fool you,” Markey said of the Kentucky Republican who is the Senate Majority Leader, “this is nothing but an attempt to sabotage the movement we are building.” What exactly is this “sabotage” that has Markey so angry? McConnell said he’s going to schedule the Green New Deal for a vote. “He wants to silence your voice so Republicans don’t have to explain why they are climate change deniers,”...
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Activists Have a Plan to Keep the Senate From Nuking the Green New Deal

The Senate will be taking up a vote for the Green New Deal in what’s widely seen as a cynical ploy by Mitch McConnell to divide Democrats at the expense of millennials and future generations. The thing is, millennials are pretty pissed and they’re not going to let the vote happen without making some serious noise.Read more...
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The Green New Deal Is Unlikely to Change the Auto Industry Anytime Soon

If you’re freaked out that the so-called Green New Deal will soon render you carless, or perhaps driving an EV against your will, I am here to tell you: Relax. If you’re hoping the Green New Deal will save the planet from a climate crisis the federal government itself has predicted is just a hair […] The post The Green New Deal Is Unlikely to Change the Auto Industry Anytime Soon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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U.S. Senate proposal would block Saudi path to atomic weapon in nuclear deal

Under the measure, any U.S. civilian nuclear cooperation agreement, or 123 agreement, with Saudi Arabia would prevent enrichment of uranium or reprocessing of plutonium made in reactors - two routes to making nuclear weapons. It is unclear whether a majority of the 100-member Senate would support the resolution of Democrats Jeff Merkley and Ed Markey and Republican Rand Paul. U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been holding quiet talks with officials from Saudi Arabia on sharing U.S. nuclear...
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McConnell: Senate to Vote on Green New Deal So Lawmakers Can ‘Go on Record’

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that the Senate will vote on the Green New Deal resolution introduced last week by a coalition of progressive lawmakers vowing to eliminate all greenhouse-gas emissions within ten years, while simultaneously creating millions of jobs in a government-subsidized green-energy sector.“I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal. And we're going to be voting on that in the Senate. Give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how...
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Democrats Con Their Base with Green New Deal

In the days since Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey unveiled their “Green New Deal,” we’ve seen the headlines lurch from new rape allegations against Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax, to confusion and lies about a background document issued by Ocasio-Cortez’s office that contained some, ahem, vivid interpretations of the Green New Deal (upgrading every building in ten years, sustaining people “unwilling” to work, phasing out nuclear power, and – of course –...
Tags: News, Congress, Virginia, Ed Markey, Justin Fairfax, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal

What is the Green New Deal and how would it benefit society?

Republicans call it a ‘social manifesto’, environmental groups hail it, and some say it doesn’t go far enoughCongresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey, along with dozens of co-sponsors, have introduced a vision for the Green New Deal. One Republican called it a “socialist manifesto”. Many environmental advocacy groups have hailed it, but some say it doesn’t go far enough. Others warn that its broad scope and the long list of progressive social programs it endorses could hinder...
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Backers of a Green New Deal Embrace Their Fantasies

On Thursday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Senator Ed Markey (D., Mass.) introduced what many news outlets described as “legislation” for the Green New Deal, a wildly ambitious plan to eliminate the American fossil-fuel industry within a decade or so. It’s a resolution titled “Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.” In other words, even if it passed — a considerable if — nothing would really happen. “It will be one of several or mayb...
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How the Green New Deal Almost Went Nuclear on Its First Day

A fact sheet distributed by the office of progressive newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic representative from New York, said there was no room in the nation’s all renewable-energy future for nuclear plants. Giselle Barry, a spokeswoman for Senator Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat who is the Green New Deal’s lead Senate backer, disowned the fact sheet and said Markey’s office wasn’t consulted before it was sent out.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveils Green New Deal plan to save world from climate change

With freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leading the charge, Democrats in Congress have unveiled their ambitious Green New Deal that would implement sweeping reforms with the promise to drastically reduce US carbon emissions while adding millions of jobs and investing heavily in American infrastructure. On Thursday, Ms Ocasio-Cortez was joined by Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in announcing the slate of measures, with reads as something of a progressive manifesto with the lofty am...
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Green New Deal: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposes sweeping plan to save the world from climate change

With freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leading the charge, Democrats in Congress have unveiled their ambitious Green New Deal that would implement sweeping reforms with the promise to drastically reduce US carbon emissions while adding millions of jobs and investing heavily in American infrastructure. On Thursday, Ms Ocasio-Cortez was joined by Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in announcing the slate of measures, with reads as something of a progressive manifesto with the lofty am...
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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey’s Green New Deal

The plan to overhaul our energy use is radical, likely expensive, and exactly what we need to consider. Read More...
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Green New Deal Bill Aims To Move US To 100 Percent Renewable Energy, Net-Zero Emissions

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: On Thursday morning, NPR posted a bill drafted by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) advocating for a Green New Deal -- that is, a public works bill aimed at employing Americans and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the face of climate change. A similar version of the bill is expected to be introduced in the Senate by Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.). The House bill opens by citing two recent climate change reports: an October 2018...
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