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Most Voters Say Trump Prosecution Makes U.S. Look Like A ‘Banana Republic’

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Ridgewood NJ, the unprecedented felony prosecution of former President Donald Trump in New York City is bad for America, according to a majority of voters who agree that the case is “banana republic sort of stuff.”

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Most Voters Believe the Clinton Campaign Spy Scandal ‘Very Important’, and “Worse Than Watergate”

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Ridgewood NJ, to quite Hilly Clintion ,”what difference does it make” apparently plenty, according to Rasmussen Reports a majority of voters think special counsel John Durham’s accusations against Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign are very important, and agree with former President Donald Trump that it’s a scandal worse than Watergate.

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Voters Say Trump Would Beat Either Biden or Harris in 2024

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Ridgewood NJ, voters are divided on whether former President Donald Trump should run again in 2024, but most would vote for him in a race against either President Joe Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris.

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz Vows To Argue Pennsylvania Challenge Case Before US Supreme Court

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Washington DC, Conservative Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., and others contend state officials had no right under the Pennsylvania Constitution to expand mail-in voting in 2019, and the state Supreme Court was wrong to uphold that statute. The group called it “an unconstitutional, no-excuse absentee voting scheme.”

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Feds Say No to Minnesota request for aid to rebuild after unrest

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Minneapolis MN,  The federal government has denied a request from Minnesota Governor Tim Walz for federal funds to rebuild and repair fire damage from the unrest that followed George Floyd’s death.

Walz had asked President Donald Trump on July 2 to declare a “major disaster” in a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency because of extensive damage to public infrastructure following the death of Floyd on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against the handcuffed Black man’s neck for nearly eight minutes. Four since-fired officers have been charged in the case.

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President Trump Changes federal hiring to focus on skills over degrees

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WASHINGTON DC, President Donald Trump looking to follow hiring practices of the private sector signed an executive order on Friday that will overhaul the government’s hiring practices to prioritize a job applicant’s skills over a college degree. The federal government is the nation’s largest employer with 2.1 million civilian workers, excluding postal service employees.

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New Jersey municipalities and small businesses have received almost $14 billion so far in federal funds to help cope with the coronavirus pandemic

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Trenton NJ,President Donald Trump, who announced guidelines Thursday for states to start opening their economies, cited a handful of states taking steps toward a “safe, gradual and phased opening,” including Texas, Vermont and Ohio. He is pushing to relax the U.S. lockdown by May 1, a plan that hinges partly on more coronavirus testing. Governors in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina have announced plans to ease their coronavirus lockdowns.

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U.S. Foreclosure Activity Drops to 15-Year Low In 2019 ,New Jersey Still Leads

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Ridgewood NJ, according to ATTOM data solutions  US Foreclosure Starts  have hit a new record low nationwide, with the highest foreclosure rates in metropolitan areas along  the East Coast.

ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database and first property data provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), today released its Year-End 2019 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows foreclosure filings— default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 493,066 U.S. properties in 2019, down 21 percent from 2018 and down 83 percent from a peak of nearly 2.9 million in 2010 to the lowest level since tracking began in 2005.

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Military Voters Rate Trump Stronger Commander in Chief

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Rasmussen Reports Veterans are even more convinced these days that President Trump is a stronger military commander in chief than most of his recent predecessors in the White House.

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President Trump continued the time-honored White House tradition of officially pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey

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Washington DC, on Tuesday of this week , President Donald J. Trump continued the time-honored White House tradition of officially pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey. This year’s candidates for National Thanksgiving Turkey were Peas and Carrots!  The White polled Americans over which to pardon . After the votes were tallied, Peas earned the honor of 2018 National Thanksgiving Turkey.
Peas and Carrots traveled to our Nation’s capital all the way from South Dakota! They were raised on a farm near Huron, S.D., under the supervision of National Turkey Federation Chairman Jeff Sveen and by turkey grower Ruben Waldner.The Presidential Flock of 50 turkeys was hatched in July, and Peas and Carrots were selected to travel to Washington, D.C.

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U.S. Economy Creates 250,000 Jobs in October, Beating Expectations Again

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New data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that nonfarm payroll employment rose by 250,000 jobs in October, far exceeding expectations by 50,000 jobs. The United States economy continues its longest, consecutive streak of positive monthly job numbers, with employment growth averaging 213,000 jobs per month in 2018—larger than the monthly gains in both 2016 (195,000) and 2017 (182,000). Overall, the economy has added 4.5 million jobs since the election of President Trump in November 2016.

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“Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong”

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TAHLEQUAH ,  The Cherokee Nation issued a statement Monday on Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test results. Sen. Warren released her DNA report in response to President Donald Trump taunting her for her saying she was part Native American.

Sen. Warren released her ancestry report and it stated that “the great majority of (Warren’s) identifiable ancestry is European.” However, the report adds, “The analysis also identified 5 genetic segments as Native American in origin at high confidence.”

This afternoon the Cherokee Nation released a statement that said in part that DNA tests are useless in determining tribal citizenship and people using DNA to connect themselves to Cherokee Nation is inappropriate.

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Fake “Steele Dossier ” Outed in DOJ FISA Doc Release

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July 23,2018

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Washington DC, The Department of Justice has released documents used by the government to justify the FISA surveillance warrant against Carter Page, a former campaign adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump.
The materials released by the DOJ include an October 2016 application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to wiretap Page as well as several renewal applications.

It is highly unusual for documents related to FISA wiretap applications to be released.

Though heavily redacted, the documents show that the infamous and fake Steele Dossier was a major component of the 2016 surveillance warrant. The Steele Dossier, has been exposed as opposition research funded by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign, contains salacious but totally false allegations against Donald Trump. It was also a major component used to justify subsequent renewals.

Security experts claim that the poor grammar of the report and shaky spelling plus the author’s use of KGB-style intelligence reporting,  do not fit the image of a high-end London security company run by highly connected former British intelligence figures.

The report gives a fly-on-the-wall account of just about every conceivable event associated with Donald Trump’s Russian connections. It claims to know more than is knowable as it recounts sordid tales of prostitutes, “golden showers,” bribes, squabbles in Putin’s inner circle, and who controls the dossiers of kompromat (compromising information). It is well know the President Trump is a germaphobe and “golden showers ” seem immediately unrealistic which casted doubt on the rest of the report from the start.

Much of the story makes no sense. In 2011, when the courtship with Russia purportedly begins, Trump was a TV personality and beauty pageant impresario. Neither in the U.S. or Russia would anyone of authority anticipate that Trump would one day become the presidential candidate of a major U.S. political party, making him the target of Russian intelligence.

 

 

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New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus has been designated a “Veterans Choice” by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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January 31,2018

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Paramus NJ, This was a big week for Bergen County hospital news first New Bridge CEO Deborah Visconi, Associate Director of VA New Jersey Health Care System John Griffith, announced that New Bridge Medical Center has been designated a “Veterans Choice” facility by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This is a big day for Bergen County Veterans who as a result of this agreement, veterans will be able to receive procedures and treatment at New Bridge Medical Center that would otherwise require travel to the VA’s East Orange campus. It was well attended by local politico’s including Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco.

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin , “Under President Trump’s leadership, VA is engaged in the largest transformation and modernization effort in decades. As part of this effort, the department is tackling head-on issues that have lingered for years, including accountability, whistleblower protection, improving transparency and customer service for Veterans and expanding suicide prevention and mental health care services.

As outlined in tonight’s address, VA will have another groundbreaking year in expanding and improving our services for Veterans, particularly when it comes giving them more choices over their health care decisions, and improving yet again on the timeliness of our decisions on Veterans’ benefits.”

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco also joined Valley Health System to celebrate the opening and to help cut the ribbon of their new medical fitness center, Valley Health Lifestyles, in Mahwah. The facility is designed to help everyone achieve and maintain optimal health and includes many health related services including a pharmacy, urgent care, and on site physicians. We’re proud that our partners in the community, especially in the healthcare sector, share our commitment to investing in the well-being of our residents. This facility is a great addition to northern Bergen County.

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Trump’s Poke at the “Climate Change Cult ” sets off a Frenzy

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December 30,2017

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Washington DC, President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that “we could use a little bit of that good old global warming” in response to the bitter cold hitting the East Coast this week. That tweet started a furor with many who’s lively hoods are dependent on perpetuated the myth of man made “climate change”.

Even Ridgewood Water uses the climate change myth to justify its gross incompetence and push acceptance by over taxes residents of third world water restrictions .  Simple logic sheds suspicion on the entire argument .

The “global warming ” charade has been popularized by the same guy Al Gore who proudly announced he discovered the internet . Clearly the argument is a money maker for many researchers and companies  ,and a source of revenue for the government .

Gore a divinity student pushed the “climate change religion” to further his political aspirations. The Pope recently jumped on the band wagon. Using terms like “climate change deniers” , and proposing trials for anyone who challenges the lucrative agenda harks back to the days of the “Inquisition”.

Funny how the same people in the Village of Ridgewood who support the climate cult also support clear cutting trees and building turf fields ?

The same evidence used in the 1950’s to support “global cooling” was used in the 1970s to support “global warming “.  People if the weather was stagnate and never changed the Dinosaurs would still be here .

No Evidence of Dangerous Global Warming

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Many articles in the Herald over the past few years have emphasised the dangers of man-made global warming (aka “climate change”) and warned us that extreme measures are needed to save us from this imminent climatic disaster. Almost without exception, the authors of these articles have assumed that man-made carbon dioxide causes dangerous global warming, rapid sea level rise and more floods, droughts, cyclones and so on.
But what does the evidence tell us?

Regarding world temperatures, historical records from ice cores tell us that it was warmer during the Mediaeval Warm Period, the Roman Warm Period and the Bronze Age. The Mediaeval Warm Period was experienced all over the world including Australia and New Zealand.

The oldest set of recorded temperatures comes from central England and started in the mid 1600s. They show a temperature rise of a little more than 1°C – which is not surprising as the record started in the middle of the Little Ice Age. Since 1900 – which was fairly cold – most temperature records show that the world warmed quite rapidly up until the 1940s, then the temperature declined until 1975 when it rose again at the 1930s rate until about 2000.

Since the 1970s, satellite measured temperatures which, NASA says, are the most accurate, have been available and, if the two El Nino events are ignored, show no statistically significant temperature rise for the last 18 years. By contrast, the computer-based climate models predicted temperatures about 0.5° higher than they really are and the IPCC has admitted that 97% of its temperature predictions were much higher than actual temperatures. Should we believe the evidence or the models?

What will happen next? The climate models predict rapidly increasing temperatures but people who have studied past temperature cycles, sunspot cycles and the current dearth of sunspots predict that a substantial worldwide drop in temperature is highly probable. Who is right? Only time will tell – and quite soon. The present El Nino temperature peak will be followed by an equally dramatic drop in temperature as La Nina sets in. But no one really knows what will happen after that.

Sea level rise is reasonably well documented for the last hundred plus years from tide gauge records that show that it has been at a fairly steady rate in the region of 0.14 and 0.17 m per century. This is not unexpected given that we are still coming out of the Little Ice Age. Since the 1970s, sea levels have been measured by satellites that show a rate of rise of 0.32 m per century. No one is quite sure why the disparity exists. Some people believe it is because they are biased by mid-ocean sea level rise which does not affect the situation along shorelines. Neither record shows any sign of a recent and rapid increase in sea levels.

Sadly, this does not stop academics who specialise in computer models of the climate advising the Royal Society of New Zealand that sea levels are likely to rise rapidly and reach between 0.3 m and 1 m by 2100 – more than predicted by the U.N.Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Scientists with practical experience of sea level changes around New Zealand point out that the coastline is subsiding in some places and rising in others. The Royal Society advisers have ignored these movements and the slow rise in New Zealand sea levels over the last 100 years. Similar extreme predictions have been adopted by the Ministry of the Environment and are now being used by Councils to devalue coastal land and limit development near the sea. They have even predicted sea level rise in places where the land is rising from the sea!

A recent article in the Herald stated that sea levels in some Solomon Islands were rising rapidly because of global warming. It also said that the sea level at Tuvalu was rising and forcing people to flee. The reality is quite different: it is well-known that the islands in the Solomons are steadily sinking beneath the sea and the accurate tide gauges installed by the Australian government at Tuvalu in the 1990s show that there has been no significant increase in sea level.

A study by a New Zealand academic showed that the land area of Pacific atolls is increasing. If it didn’t, then all the atolls in the ocean would have been drowned when the sea level rose at 3 m per century coming out of the last ice age.

Regarding floods, droughts, cyclones and the like, there is no convincing evidence that these are increasing. The IPCC agrees. A recent scientific paper analysed the past history of these events and concluded that they were less frequent now than during most of the past 1000 years.

So, as is so often the case, the perception and reality are vastly different. In New Zealand this is not helped by a mainstream media that seldom publishes anything that examines the evidence and propounds a different view. Yet there is no doubt that the science is NOT settled and debate is needed.