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(but it's required)Consistent story: uTube has altered their ad structure & news/politics channels hit the hardest. uTube now pulling ads & demonetizing videos deemed 2b “high risk.” This includes channels that cover topics like Syria,(Monday, Jun 26. 2017 03:10 AM)war/corruption/anti-Semitism etc. The algorithms dont know the diff between videos that r reporting news & videos that r from actual racists & terrorists. Channels similar 2ours (Jimmy Dore), The Young Turks, Secular Talk & more, have seen an up to 90% drop in their revenue nearly over night. http://www.patreon.com/jimmydoreShade(Sunday, Jun 25. 2017 06:44 PM)And yes a C-tax would help, though dont expect one 2go through @the Draconian levels u would like. CA’s req 2get2 50% renewable pwr by 2030 will eventually help too. Also sufficient grid distro options would make CA’s /excess/ pwr more marketable & help prevent the ridiculous situation of CA paying others 2take r excess.U got it slightly wrong re excess solar in CA. On 1day 4a 3hr window, CA got 50% of its pwr f/solar. Usually % much lower. But there IS excess being produced, in that because solar/wind so variable within just hrs, FF(Sunday, Jun 25. 2017 03:31 PM)plants must continue 2run. FF plants much more expensive 2ramp up/down on/off quickly, so solar fields (not rooftops) get shut off instead. http://tiny.cc/d3a1ly So we prob need law that req renewable sources b preferred, but then must b willing 2pay more 4when FF sources req. TOU metering & improved disto grid would help, but also adds cost.Cyber counter-strikes against RU would have been foolish. R’s is the infrastructure most network dependent & unfortunately much is old & never designed 2/prevent hacking. We have more 2lose. Also, as Brad Freeman(Sunday, Jun 25. 2017 12:44 PM)says, if RU can hack in2 political party computers & voter data bases, why do we think corporate/private under less scrutiny havent/wont do same. Answer is 2harden infrastructure & make all votes paper auditable. Fake news a harder nut 2crack as many now only see unvetted social media content they already biased 2believe, not truth.Bernie & Jane Sanders under FBI investig 4bank fraud. Burlington atty & Sanders supporter Rich Cassidy hired 2rep Bernie, Larry Robbins who rep’d “Scooter” Libby hired4 Jane. Legal rep nec re fed allegations(Saturday, Jun 24. 2017 01:38 PM)accusing then-Pres of Burlington College Jane of distorting donor levels in a 2010 loan4 $10M 2buy 33acres of land 4the college. Prosecutors also determining if Bernie’s office inappropriately urged bank 2approve loan. Brady Toensing of Burlington, a chairman4 Trump campaign in VT, filed complaint. http://tiny.cc/a1s0lyPreview of Senate’s rework of the GOP health care repeal bill:(Thursday, Jun 22. 2017 11:46 AM)Lipstick on a pig. http://tiny.cc/fgmzly Would be more accurate if the lipstick was illustrated on the back end of the pig.
Here are the expected details:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/22/politics/senate-health-care-bill/index.htmlUtube now says offensive videos that dont meet stds 4remove, such as vids promoting subjugation w/o violence— will now carry warning & cant b monetized w/ads OR B LIKED/ENDORSED/COMMENTED. Ads on political content recently(Sunday, Jun 18. 2017 10:41 PM)already blocked -even4 vanilla Progressive content- & now such shows r struggling even more 2survive. Newest cg will make /extreme/ political vids harder 2find. G says it will rely on “experts” on issues like hate-speech/terrorism. Pt of G’s challenge is that 400hrs+ of vids uploaded every min. http://tiny.cc/7k9wlyNearly 200 Dem members of Congress agreed2 file a lawsuit Wed against Trump alleging that by retaining interests in a global business empire he has violated constitutional restrictions on taking gifts & benefits(Thursday, Jun 15. 2017 01:18 AM)Defense Sec Mattis confirmed Wed that Trump granted him authority 2set troop levels in AF. The move means Mattis will decide whether 2send 2-4k more US troops2 AF as has been recommended by US mil commanders. In late Apr,(Thursday, Jun 15. 2017 12:55 AM)Trump gave Mattis auth 2manage US troop levels in Iraq & Syria. Mattis told a congressional panel on Tues “We are not winning in AF right now, & we will correct this as soon as possible”. Mattis will now promote an endless war policy & that the poppy crop $$$ goes2 where Blackwater & CIA want it. http://tiny.cc/a7pulyAt a WH lunch w/over a doz Repub senators, Trump on Tues derided the House AHCA bill as “mean”, a bill that just last mo he lauded as a “great plan”, & that was “very, very incredibly well-crafted”. Docs & hospitals(Wednesday, Jun 14. 2017 01:51 AM)opposed the House bill, as did American Cancer Society & AARP. Senate Repubs then dismissed the House bill & pledged 2write another, 1 they claim w soften the neg effects. Trump: “I really appreciate what you’re doing 2come out w/a bill that’s going to be a phenomenal… And that may be adding additional money into it.” http://tiny.cc/q6ytlyErik Prince, founder of Blackwater & bro to Betsy Devos, in Wall St Journal this wk argued US shd deploy an “E India Co approach” in AF. An American viceroy w lead all US govt & coalition efforts—inc(Monday, Jun 12. 2017 03:22 AM)Trump’s lawyer Marc E Kasowitz’s clients inc Oleg Deripaska, a RU oligarch who is close2 Putin & has done business w/Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort. Kasowitz also reps Sberbank,(Sunday, Jun 11. 2017 03:36 AM)RU’s lrgest state-owned bank. The bank’s former VP, now Chief Exec of Vnesheconombank, another RU state-owned FI, met w/Jared Kushner in Dec. Kushner’s interactions w/the RU banker r part of FBI investig in2 poss coordination tween Moscow & Trump team. Trump smells of mob $$$ 2me. http://tiny.cc/ycprlyTrump floated idea of a ‘Solar’ border wall during a meeting with congressional leaders @ the W.H. per an anonymous congressional source. Trump wants Congress 2discuss the idea, but only if(Wednesday, Jun 7. 2017 12:02 AM)lawmakers give him credit 4it. But such proposals were already on table. Homero Aridjis, an enviro artist & James Ramey, a prof @ Metro Autonomous University-Cuajimalpa in Mexico City proposed same idea in Dec & Gleason Partners LLC submitted a formal proposal 2build it. http://tiny.cc/fi1nlyJeff Linder(Monday, Jun 5. 2017 07:29 AM)Shade, Maybe you can post the part of the bill that “strips” insurance from anyone, let alone 23 million people. What part of the bill identifies those 23 million? How are they “chosen”?Charles(Sunday, Jun 4. 2017 09:22 PM)Nice to ‘see’ you again. I think radio Monterey app finally died.Charles(Sunday, Jun 4. 2017 09:20 PM)Hal, it’s an old argument. He used the words: house nigga. It was an awkward line but keep in mind, he was being playfully hostile with his quest who was being tongue in cheek.World’s lrgest floating solar pwr plant just went online in China. Ironically, this grid was constructed over a flooded former coal-mining region. The floating panels free up land in more pop areas &(Saturday, Jun 3. 2017 02:00 AM)Ivanka Trump & Sec of State Rex Tillerson r supposedly urging Trump 2stick with the 2015 Paris Climate agreement, as r a host of big companies who increasingly see economic(Thursday, Jun 1. 2017 02:36 AM)Alan Grayson: During a speech 2House/Senate in ’09, Obama asked Repubs 2share their alt 2 ACA. They waived papers in air 2show they had their own plan, but those papers were blank. Last wk, CBO released rpt(Tuesday, May 30. 2017 01:01 PM)on GOP’s “repeal/replace” healthcare plan which would: Strip hlth coverage from 23M; eliminate “essential health benefits”, allow ins co(s) 2charge older ppl 5X as much than younger ppl, & give tax breaks 2rich that increase deficit $74B in next 4yrs. In short GOP healthcare plan is still “Don’t get sick.”Does President Trump have Ties to Russia? (Posted on May 10, 2017 by Solarzar Dellaporta) Rowland Wasgatt wrote: “I don’t know – it’s hard for me to see any U.S. ties to Russia except for…(Monday, May 29. 2017 07:32 AM)the Flynn thing …and the Manafort thing …and the Tillerson thing …and the Sessions thing …and the Kushner thing …and the Carter Page thing …and the (complete list at: http://radiomonterey.com/does-president-trump-have-ties-to-russia/ )
“So yeah there’s probably nothing there!”
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Delegate Waldstreicher and I discuss the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act, the Fight for 15, and how progressives can win!