At Least 72 Deaths in U.S. Are Connected to Severe Winter Weather" - NYT
"U.S. supreme court rules against EPA and hobbles government power to limit harmful emissions... will seriously hinder America’s ability to stave off disastrous global heating, the supreme court, which became dominated by rightwing justices under the Trump administration, has opted to support a case that demands the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) be limited in how it regulates planet-heating gases from the energy sector." - The Guardian
Justice Clarence Thomas boarded a large private jet headed to Indonesia. He and his wife were going on vacation: nine days of island-hopping in a volcanic archipelago on a superyacht ... cost of the trip could have exceeded $500,000 paid for by Republican megadonor Harlan Crow, who owned the jet — and the yacht, too." - ProPublica
See how billionaires have rigged the Courts with the help of MAGA Republicans with this Explainer. The map shows real time weather conditions and the Republicans representing the area. Connect the dots for yourself to see why you're freezing while compromised Supreme Court justices are on a tropical beach with their billionaire pals.
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"The ruling could also have sweeping consequences for the federal government’s ability to set standards and regulate in other areas, such as clean air and water, consumer protections, banking, workplace safety and public health. It may prove a landmark moment in conservative ambitions to dismantle the “regulatory state”, stripping away protections from Americans across a wide range of areas.
The Biden administration has vowed to cut US emissions in half by the end of this decade but has floundered in its attempts to legislate this outcome, with a sweeping climate bill sunk by the opposition of Republican senators and Joe Manchin, the senator from West Virginia." - The Guardian
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Billionaire's Supreme Court
"Harlan Crow even paid for the private school education of Thomas’s grandnephew, who Thomas said he is raising “as a son.” That includes tuition at a boarding school that charged more than $6,000 a month.
According to Politico, a tract of land that Justice Neil Gorsuch owned with two other individuals was on the market for nearly two years before it found a buyer — nine days after Gorsuch was confirmed to the Supreme Court. The buyer was the chief executive of Greenberg Traurig, a massive law firm that frequently practices before the Supreme Court." - VOX
Take Away: Elections have consequences: That's why you might be freezing, flooded or coping with wildfires while billionaire pampered MAGA Supreme Court justices may be on a tropical beach stealing your freedoms. Next time vote for a Democrat!
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