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User avatar 976.Denver-Gator » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:04 am

The Trump administration Thursday announced plans to roll back a ban on new offshore drilling off the coasts of Florida and California and is considering more than 40 sites for leasing of natural gas and oil production.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said that 47 proposed leasing areas could increase federal revenue by $15 billion.
"It's better to produce energy here and never be held hostage by foreign enemy needs," Zinke said, adding it's a "clear difference between energy weakness and energy dominance."

The proposal would increase drilling sites off the coasts of Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico. It would reinstate leasing sites in Pacific and Atlantic waters.
But the announcement was met with immediate concern from environmental groups, and from Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who released a statement in the middle of Zinke's announcement Thursday afternoon, asking to have waters off of Florida's coastline removed from consideration.
Hey, now Jax can have oil rigs, coffee, and paper mills!!!!

But, conveniently, offshore Mar-a-Lago is not in the potential lease area so Trump's view won't be spoiled

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I get that you hate trump, but are you really reversing your pro energy position just because this administration wants it?
Admin just spared Florida's coastline, now all the other affected states are pissed.
Zinke's decision has led to extensive complaints by other coastal governors who have already staked out not-in-my-backyard opposition to expanding offshore drilling, often on the same tourism concerns Florida has.
GOP Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire told reporters "of course" he opposed drilling off the New Hampshire coast.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster -- a vocal Trump supporter -- told reporters in South Carolina on Wednesday that he opposes Trump's offshore drilling plan and will take "appropriate steps" to counter it, according to video provided to CNN.
"I am opposed to off shore drilling of South Carolina's shore. I am opposed to seismic testing off of South Carolina shore," he said. "We cannot take a chance with those resources, those industry and that economy. It is just too important. This is a matter of serious importance to us in South Carolina."
When asked if he will push for a waiver from the Trump administration, McMaster said, "I will be taking appropriate steps and there will be more news later."
Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said his administration would use "any viable legal claims, actions or suits against the US government to prevent."
A spokesperson for Nathan Deal said the Republican Georgia governor had "some concerns with opening up Georgia's pristine coastlines which he will convey to the congressional delegation."
And a spokesperson for Charlie Baker, the popular Republican governor of Massachusetts, said Wednesday that he opposes Trump's plan to allow offshore drilling up the East Coast.
Democrats were just as upset.
"New York doesn't want drilling off our coast either. Where do we sign up for a waiver @SecretaryZinke," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted.
"For more than 30 years, our shared coastline has been protected from further federal drilling and we'll do whatever it takes to stop this reckless, short-sighted action," California Gov. Jerry Brown, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee -- the three West Coast governors, all Democrats -- said in a statement.
Sen. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, took to Twitter to rhetorically ask why Florida was treated differently than Virginia in Trump's offshore drilling decision.
"Virginia's governor (and governor-elect) have made this same request, but we have not received the same commitment. Wonder why," Kaine tweeted, referring to two Democratic leaders of the commonwealth.
"We'd like a word in Virginia," Ralph Northam, the state's governor-elect, tweeted in response to Zinke.
And Roy Cooper, the Democratic governor of North Carolina, responded to a Zinke tweet: "Is this thing on? I'll try again: Not Off Our Coast -- RC"
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977.9508 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:20 am

Have no fear, the opioid crisis is solved

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01 ... ready.html

Y’all just can’t handle it though
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User avatar 978.RIP » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:43 am

Legalize EVERYTHING!!!!!
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979.9508 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:22 pm

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980.9508 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:24 pm

Give me your poor tired huddled masses...

F that noise! Gimme hot Scandinavian bitches!
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User avatar 981.anglo » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:59 pm

It's almost as if living in a shitty place makes one want to emigrate :shock: :shock: :shock:
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982.Juggs » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:50 pm

Give me your poor tired huddled masses...

F that noise! Gimme hot Scandinavian bitches!
“now it reads no vacancy”

See how that’s done evs?
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983.9508 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:35 am

Queers not offended by something so Fox News is offended for them.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/20 ... raham.html
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984.9508 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:40 am

Being critical of trump as a candidate = treason

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-says-text ... ous-779009
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985.9508 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:00 am

Dems and Pubs work together on a contentious issue!

https://www.apnews.com/fdda2ff0b877416c8ae1c1a77a3cc425

Trump says no
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986.9508 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:07 am

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987.52:20 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:55 am

Watch a stupid comedy or something, at least enjoy yourself till the end of the world
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988.PG. » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:26 am

I recommend Dr Strangelove.
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989.MoralityULack » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:32 pm

The Manchurian Candidate is a good one.
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990.rampart » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:51 pm

:lol:
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991.MoralityULack » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:03 pm

Just months after Trump married Melania
A lawyer for President Donald Trump arranged a payment of $130,000 to a former adult film actress in October 2016, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal citing sources familiar with the matter.

Michael Cohen, a longtime representative of the Trump Organization, reportedly negotiated a nondisclosure agreement with a lawyer for the woman, Stephanie Clifford, over an encounter that allegedly occurred in 2006. Clifford did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The alleged consensual sexual encounter between Trump and Clifford is said to have taken place after the pair met at a Lake Tahoe golf tournament in July of that year. Jessica Drake, an adult film actress and director, says Trump grabbed her, kissed her and offered her $10,000 for sex at the same golf tournament.
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992.PG. » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:08 pm

She must have been hot.
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993.Fishon » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:53 am

She must have been hot.
she isn't
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994.MoralityULack » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:08 pm

Trump asked reporter to break into Columbia to find evidence the Obama was born in Africa.....
According to O'Keefe, Trump "suspected Obama had presented himself as a foreign student on application materials to ease his way into New York's Columbia University, maybe even Harvard too, and perhaps picked up a few scholarships along the way."

O'Keefe wrote that during the 2013 meeting Trump suggested O'Keefe infiltrate Columbia and obtain the sealed records: "'Nobody else can get this information,'" O'Keefe quoted Trump as saying. "'Do you think you could get inside Columbia?'"

O'Keefe said he explained to Trump that the request did not fall into his "line of work," and that he considered himself and his colleagues to be journalists, not "private eyes."

But that didn't seem to deter Trump. At the end of the meeting, O'Keefe wrote, "Trump shook my hand, encouraged me to keep up the good work, and half-whispered, 'Do Columbia.'"
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995.HG 2.0 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:25 am

Trump asked reporter to break into Columbia to find evidence the Obama was born in Africa.....
According to O'Keefe, Trump "suspected Obama had presented himself as a foreign student on application materials to ease his way into New York's Columbia University, maybe even Harvard too, and perhaps picked up a few scholarships along the way."

O'Keefe wrote that during the 2013 meeting Trump suggested O'Keefe infiltrate Columbia and obtain the sealed records: "'Nobody else can get this information,'" O'Keefe quoted Trump as saying. "'Do you think you could get inside Columbia?'"

O'Keefe said he explained to Trump that the request did not fall into his "line of work," and that he considered himself and his colleagues to be journalists, not "private eyes."

But that didn't seem to deter Trump. At the end of the meeting, O'Keefe wrote, "Trump shook my hand, encouraged me to keep up the good work, and half-whispered, 'Do Columbia.'"
You read into everything he says in the tone you want to hear ..... 90% of the free world would never take that as a directive to criminally trespass...
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996.9508 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:53 am

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997.9508 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:21 am

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998.MoralityULack » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:36 pm

Going nowhere. Just needs more attention.
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999.MoralityULack » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:13 pm

This is the most corrupt presidency since Grant.

It just doesn't get as much attention because once you cover Trump being a religious bigot, Nazi and Klan loving racist, birther, self confessed sexual predator who abused/assaulted/raped 20+ women, thrice married adulterer who frequents prostitutes, draft dodger who attacks war heroes and their families, mentally unstable pathological liar and conspiracy theorist ranting about nuclear war, that hates the free press and rule of law, who obstructed justice to hide that he is a tax cheat obscuring that he is mob connected money launderer in the pocket of our Russian enemies......

....conflict of interest kinda flies under the radar.
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1000.HG 2.0 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:16 pm

This is the most corrupt presidency since Grant.

It just doesn't get as much attention because once you cover Trump being a religious bigot, Nazi and Klan loving racist, birther, self confessed sexual predator who abused/assaulted/raped 20+ women, thrice married adulterer who frequents prostitutes, draft dodger who attacks war heroes and their families, mentally unstable pathological liar and conspiracy theorist ranting about nuclear war, that hates the free press and rule of law, who obstructed justice to hide that he is a tax cheat obscuring that he is mob connected money launderer in the pocket of our Russian enemies......

....conflict of interest kinda flies under the radar.
Love how you toss out basic constitutional rights just because your team didn’t win. You will defend terrorist rights to the end, but convict someone by using social media and news headlines. You hate The American Way."
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