Monthly Archives: August 2019

Crazy Environmentalists In Minneapolis, Mn Bans New Drive-Thru Windows From Being Built To Reduce Carbon Emissions.

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Minneapolis Wants to Ban New Drive-Thru Windows to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Source: Tennesseestar.com

May 20, 2019

Minneapolis wants to ban all new drive-thru windows citywide in order to cut down on carbon emissions produced by idling cars.

The City Planning Commission has been considering a drive-thru ban since 2017, but the idea didn’t really start to come to fruition until the 2018 conversations surrounding the “Minneapolis 2040” comprehensive city plan.

Now, according to a report prepared by the planning commission, a new ordinance wants to take language included in the comprehensive city plan and “expand the prohibition of new drive-through facilities to all zoning districts citywide.”

“A text amendment that specifically addresses regulations is timely given the number of proposals for new drive-through facilities that have been considered by the City Planning Commission in the last few years and the undesirable impacts these uses have,” the report states. “Said impacts include noise, extended idling, proliferation of curb cuts, conflicts with pedestrians, and traffic generation.”

The report lists seven pending proposals to build new drive-thru windows within city limits for businesses such as banks, pharmacies, coffee shops, and fast-food restaurants.

Some, however, think the ban would have an adverse impact on the most vulnerable residents, such as the elderly and disabled, or even parents with young children. But City Planning Commission President Sam Rockwell dismissed those concerns during a Thursday meeting, according to WCCO.

“You go to a city like London, Paris, New York or Boston. Neighbors help their elderly neighbors up the stairs with their groceries. They know them, they help them, they run errands. So creating that community can be a boost,” Rockwell said.

“Drive-thru [windows], traffic lanes, parking facilities … they all create induced demand, which is ‘if you build it, they will come,’” he added.

Tom Steward, an investigative reporter for the Center of the American Experiment, agreed in a recent article that the “latest anti-automobile edict” would “once again harm the most vulnerable members of society.”

“Yet the big shots at city hall never seem to let the personal impact on the people they’re supposed to serve get in the way of imposing their vision,” he said. “It seems Minneapolis has a future with all sorts of places to go, but no practical way to get there. The sort of place you might choose to ‘drive-thru’ and keep on going.

Radical Left Liberal Threatens Tennessee State Capital Over Dislike Of President Trump.

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Tennessee Man Arrested After Terrorist Threats Against ‘State Capital’ Over Dislike Of President Trump Sent To News Station.
Source: Tennessean.com

Mariah Timms, Nashville TennesseanPublished 9:44 p.m. CT Aug. 22, 2019 | Updated 4:27 p.m. CT Aug. 23, 2019

A man police say made terrorist threats against the Tennessee “state capital” was arrested Wednesday in Waverly, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security said. 

It was not immediately clear if he meant the state capitol building in Nashville, or the city in general.

Nathan Semans, 38, of Waverly, Tenn., allegedly sent an email to WKRN-TV, NEWS 2 on Wednesday, threatening to “blow someone’s brain out” at the “state capital” over his stated displeasure with President Donald Trump, police reported.

WKRN passed the email on to law enforcement.

“We have always valued and appreciated our partnership with the media. Thanks to an alert and forward thinking employee at News 2, we were able to investigate this threat and make our community and state safer,” said Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Jeff Long in a release Thursday.

The email sent to WKRN read, with misspellings preserved:

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“Look if you don’t run story I’m going to state capital to blow someone’s brain out. I don’t look good at the moment cause the tyranny of what trump did, the nature of this call is secret. You think I’m kidding trump belongs in the dumpster from a cool kid. Knock it off I’m human. I’ll immediately leave this country on a double once my passport clears, I’m sick of this nonsense and bologna hanging around that trumps the perfect American, hallelujah against trump I recommend you forward to the table of the news room or I join ISIS to seek revenge.”

Semans was transported to Humphreys County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond on Wednesday evening after his arrest.

Online jail records show he is charged with one count of commission of an act of terrorism.

It was not clear if he had retained legal representation by Friday.

Waverly is approximately 75 miles west of Nashville in Humphreys County

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers made contact with Semans on Wednesday afternoon, when police say he admitted to making the threat and to claiming he planned to join ISIS.

Semans said he does not own any guns, was apologetic and had called WKRN back to say he was “just kidding,” according to a THP news release. When officers searched his home, no weapons were found, THP confirmed.

THP searches involved taking a phone and tablet from Semans’ home for further analysis. He was charged with commission of act of terrorism, which is a Class A felony in Tennessee.

The United States Secret Service has also been involved in the investigation,along with the Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office.

“When we work together for the common good of our community, we are all safer,” said Tennessee Highway Patrol Col. Dereck R. Stewart. “I am so proud of the process, the teamwork and partnerships that worked together seamlessly to prevent a possible very serious situation. I am thankful that WKRN-TV contacted our department, for if we had not received this notification, then it is very possible that the narrative of this release could have been tragically worse.”

Federal Government Program Energy Star Recommends Keeping Your Thermostat At 82 Degrees While You Sleep In Summer Months.(Laughing Out Loud).

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Video Source: KFYO – Lubbock, TX

Source: Primepatriot.com – August 21, 2019

LOS ANGELES – To keep your home cool with central air conditioning while also optimizing energy efficiency (and therefore cost), keep the temperature at 78 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

The suggestion comes from Energy Star, a federal program managed jointly by the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency that provides information to consumers about energy efficiency practices that not only save consumers money, but also improve air quality and protect the environment.

With record-breaking heat waves becoming the norm, finding ways to beat the heat without busting your budget might seem mystifying, which is why Energy Star provided consumers with a set of energy-saving recommendations on how to best manage central air conditioning in warmer spring and summer months.

According to Energy Star, keeping your central air thermostat set to 78 degrees is optimal for both cooling and energy efficiency, but this recommendation only applies to the times when you are home.

While you are away from the house during the day, you should keep the thermostat set to 85 degrees or higher.

While you sleep, Energy Star recommends keeping the temperature set at 82 degrees or higher.

For those who hate to sweat in summer months, keeping your home temperature set at a minimum of 78 degrees during the day and 82 degrees through the night might sound awful, but the benefits are significant.

For every degree you raise the set temperature of your central air, you’ll save about three percent on your utility bill, according to the Department of Energy.

On top of running air conditioning, Energy Star also recommends opening windows to fill the house with cool air at night and then shutting all windows and blinds in the morning to trap the cool air inside. Additionally, air sealing your home and installing window treatments can help prevent heat gain via your doors and windows during the day.

The Department of Energy also stresses keeping the heat coming from within your house to a minimum as well to keep efficiency high and costs low. Small adjustments like turning off appliances and lights when they aren’t being used, only washing full loads of laundry and dishes, taking shorter showers and running fans while you do things like shower and cook can also help reduce the heat build-up in your home.

President Trump Backs Off Red Flag Gun Laws For Now.

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By Travis Noonan, on August 19th, 2019
Source: IntellectualConservative.com

President Trump came to terms with an important constitutional realization: Gun confiscation laws, commonly called Red Flag laws, won’t work to reduce gun violence. The President is now backing away from his earlier statements supporting more gun control at the federal level – for now, at least.

When asked how he’s handling expanded gun control, Trump responded with a suddenly pro-gun tone:

“So, Congress is working on that. They have bipartisan committees working on background checks and various other things. And we’ll see. I don’t want people to forget that this is a mental health problem. I don’t want them to forget that, because it is. It’s a mental health problem. And as I say — and I said the other night in New Hampshire; we had an incredible evening — I said: It’s the people that pull the trigger. It’s not the gun that pulls the trigger.”

The President previously called for implementing federal Red Flag laws that allow any individual – friend, family, or stranger – to report gun owners to the authorities for temporary gun confiscation. Under most states’ Red Flag laws, any gun owner can be reported by nearly anybody else with little qualification or evidence.

Red Flag Gun Laws Don’t Work

Most Red Flag laws also disregard the presumption of innocence, forcing gun owners who have been reported to give up their guns with no warrant, no due process, nor any day in court. States like California have already put these unconstitutional laws into practice with largely mixed results. When asked why such laws are so effective, San Diego City Attorney Maria Elliot remarked, “We don’t have to wait for a crime to be committed.”

That sounds an awful lot like a judicial official supporting a law that ignores the 4th Amendment – and this official is apparently bragging about it, no less.

For all the fear-mongering and emotional campaigning, Republics and Democrats alike appear to avoid the data which says Red Flag laws simply don’t work. Research shows that these laws do not reduce or eliminate gun violence or mass shootings. So why bother passing them in the first place?

Because anti-gunners and Democrats want to disarm the American people.

Democrats are Chipping Away at the Second Amendment

Even though these laws show no reduction in gun violence of any kind, Democrats and anti-gunners support them. These laws remove firearms from law-abiding individuals. Those who refuse or attempt to protect their rights are imprisoned or killed. It’s a win-win for anti-gun rhetoric.

And laws like these are just one of the many ways Democrats are killing off access to the Second Amendment across the country. California now requires gun owners submit to a background check just to buy ammo. Chicago and New York City now charge individuals just to buy a gun. It can cost as much as $900 to buy a weapon in Chicago, and up to $140 in New York City. Washington’s I-1639 bill now restricts gun purchase to anyone over 21. Federally, bill H. R. 7115 would ban gun-making kits and 80 lower receivers – receiver blanks used to legally build a gun at home.

Democrats in The Know Say New Gun Control Unlikely

Data doesn’t matter though, with gun control rallies being held across the country. Republicans and Democrats alike are puffing their chests at Trump’s latest stance on the issue. Sources in the White House and Congress say that if no legislation is passed by September, no new gun bills will be signed before the 2020 election. Democrats familiar with the conversations and sources close to the President are skeptical that any efforts will succeed.

Federal Government Through ATF Violate Second Amendment Rights To Air Force Veteran Over Medical Marijuana Used For PTSD.

 

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Air Force veteran denied gun over medical marijuana used to combat PTSD.

Source: WSPA.com

by: Trevor Shirley

Posted: Aug 19, 2019 / 06:18 PM EDT / Updated: Aug 19, 2019 / 06:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – You can have your legal weed or you can have your legal guns—but you can’t have both, at least according to the federal government as some advocates saying their right to bear arms is being violated for simply taking advantage of legal marijuana use in their state.

Kim Petters served in the Air Force for ten years and deployed overseas, now retired in Delaware, she legally uses medical marijuana to help with PTSD.

Petters also wants to buy a gun. But that’s something she can’t do.

“I follow doctors orders and state laws,” Kim Petters said.

“Cannabis is the only medication in the entire U.S. that makes you choose between medicine or second amendment rights, and that’s just not fair,” Petters said.

Federal law still considers marijuana—even legalized by a state—a controlled substance and anybody applying to buy a gun have to say if they’re a user on the ATF’s background check form.

“So if I lie on that form, and say no, I’ve created an entirely different felony, which could land me five years in jail. But if I say yes, I’m denied purchase,” Petters said.

Recently, the ATF even added a warning section to that form…reminding potential buyers of federal law.

The heritage foundation’s Amy Swearer, a second amendment attorney, says lawsuits over this have never made it past lower-level courts because federal law supersedes state law.

“I think ultimately it’s going to come down to a change in federal policy,” Swearer said.

So far, Petters says she’s chosen the cannabis over a gun but hopes someday, she and so many other Americans won’t have to make that choice.

“I want the right to feel safe, I want the right to defend myself, I want my second amendment rights that I fought for,” Petters said.