2018.08.16, Thursday
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CA Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoed Bipartisan Wildfire Management Bill in 2016 « FlashReport

“After SB 1463 was killed by Gov. Brown, Sen. Moorlach and his brilliant staff had an epiphany: Redirect the state’s accumulated cap-and-trade funds into wildfire prevention.

Authored in 2018, the new Senate Bill 1463, aptly named “Cap and Trees,” would continuously appropriate 25 percent of state cap-and-trade funds to counties to harden the state’s utility infrastructure and better manage wildlands and our overgrown and drought-weakened forests, Moorlach recently wrote in a San Francisco Chronicle op ed.

The idea was to actually reduce the state’s highest source of greenhouse gas emissions, curb the impacts of future wildfires and prevent unnecessary damage to life and property, the new SB 1463 fact sheet reported.

However, SB 1463 was killed in the radical Senate Environmental Quality Committee by Democrats, even though there was no opposition to it. The killing was purely political, with no regard given to the people of the state.”

http://www.flashreport.org/blog/2018/08/08/ca-gov-jerry-brown-vetoed-bipartisan-wildfire-management-bill-in-2016/

American Airlines Boots ‘Intoxicated’ ‘F**k Donald Trump’ Rapper YG from Flight

American Airlines claims it removed rapper YG from a flight Monday because he was drunk, but the rapper claims it is all about racism.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/08/14/american-airlines-rapper-yg-from-flight/

Mystery Russian satellite’s behaviour raises alarm in US – BBC News

“”[The satellite’s] behaviour on-orbit was inconsistent with anything seen before from on-orbit inspection or space situational awareness capabilities, including other Russian inspection satellite activities,” Ms Poblete told the conference on disarmament in Switzerland.

“Russian intentions with respect to this satellite are unclear and are obviously a very troubling development,” she added, citing recent comments made by the commander of Russia’s Space Forces, who said adopting “new prototypes of weapons” was a key objective for the force.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45194333

China says it will resume trade talks with U.S. – MarketWatch

China will send a delegation to the U.S. later this month for trade talks. the Chinese Commerce Ministry announced Thursday, according to multiple reports.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/china-says-it-will-resume-trade-talks-with-us-2018-08-16

President Trump Supports Legislation to Reduce Recidivism in Our Prison System

“My Administration is committed to helping former inmates become productive, law-abiding members of society”. –President Donald J. Trump

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-supports-legislative-action-reduce-recidivism-prison-system/

Ministers, governors, Congress, White House working on prison reform

“Trump supports the First Step Act, a bipartisan prison reform bill which passed the House in May. It would provide $250 million over 5 years to beef up education, vocational training and rehabilitation programs within the federal prison system.

Inmates who participate in the programs would receive credits toward early release and would be expected to be better prepared for employment once they leave prison.

“We passed the First Step Act through the House, and we’re working with the Senate to pass that into law. And I think we’ll be able to do it. When we say “hire American,” we mean all Americans — every American, everybody,” Trump said at the meeting with ministers.”

https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article216302455.html

Chinese leaders overconfidence, nationalism in Trump’s trade war – Business Insider

A growing trade war with the United States is causing rifts within China’s Communist Party, with some critics saying that an overly nationalistic Chinese stance may have hardened the US position, according to four sources close to the government.

Chinese President Xi Jinping still has a firm grip on power, but an unusual surge of criticism about economic policy and how the government has handled the trade war has revealed rare cracks in the ruling Communist Party.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-leaders-overconfidence-nationalism-in-trumps-trade-war-2018-8

Iran’s Cyber War on Dissidents Could Infiltrate Your Mailbox – Defense One

“Iran’s crackdown on protesters could affect almost anyone in contact with them, thanks to a sophisticated internal police operation that routinely targets not only academics and dissidents but also those who have interacted with them — and even people only tangentially linked.

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2018/01/irans-cyber-war-dissidents-could-infiltrate-your-mailbox/144899/