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All Time Low: American Music Awards ratings plunge 29 percent with politically charged show

Taylor Swift trying to sway your vote…

From Fox News: The politically charged 2018 American Music Awards produced dismal viewership, setting an all-time low rating for the annual special.

According to Variety, Tuesday night’s “American Music Awards” on ABC earned a disappointing 1.8 rating among the key demo of adults age 18-49 with 6.5 million total viewers, according to the Hollywood trade publication. The total was down 25 percent compared to its 2.4 demo rating in 2017.

The show – which aired on a Tuesday as opposed to the typical Sunday — dropped approximately 29 percent in total viewers after drawing 9.2 million last year, the outlet reports.

During the low-rated show, Taylor Swift – who recently broke her longtime political silence by slamming Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn — urged fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.

“This award and every single award given out tonight were voted on by the people,” the 28-year-old popstar said while accepting the Artist of the Year award, Swift’s third win of the night. She continued: “And you know what else is voted on by the people is the midterm elections on Nov. 6. Get out and vote. I love you guys.”

Comedian Billy Eichner called the upcoming midterms “the biggest election of our lifetime” and urged viewers to vote.

“Please grab your friends. Tell them to vote. If you believe in equality for women, for people of color, for the LGBTQ community. If you believe that climate change is real and that we need to do something about it, don’t let anyone tell you your vote won’t count,” Eichner said.

On Sunday, Swift took to social media to declare her support for a pair of Democrats — Senate candidate Phil Bredesen and Rep. Jim Cooper.

“As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn,” she told her 112 million Instagram followers. “Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me.”

Swift opened the American Music Awards with a performance and took home the coveted Artist of the Year award. Other big winners included Camila Cabello, Post Malone, Migos, Young Thug, Cardi B, Rihanna, Khalid, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Bruno Mars, Kane Brown and the late XXXTentacion.

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House passes bill defunding Obama's amnesty for illegals

Conn Carroll reports for Townhall that yesterday, Jan. 14, 2015, the GOP-dominated House of Representatives passed a Department of Homeland Security spending bill that effectively defunds Obama’s November 2014 executive amnesty program.

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho)

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho)


Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) said after the vote, “The House defended its constitutional authority to make the law of the land in today’s vote to oppose President Obama’s unconstitutional executive actions on immigration. I am hopeful the Senate will do its job and reassert the duty of Congress to make immigration law.”
Rep. Rob Aderholt (R-Alabama)

Rep. Rob Aderholt (R-Alabama)


An amendment offered by Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL) forbidding DHS from spending any money implementing Obama’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program passed 237 to 190. The amendment specified that the spending restrictions applied to fees collected by the agency and applied to four other memos written prior to November 20.
The Aderholt amendment did not, however, touch Obama’s June 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. A group of conservative members, led by Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), struck a deal with Aderholt not to include the DACA program in his amendment. These conservatives felt that including DACA would be a distraction from DAPA and would make it easier for Democrats to attack Republicans for wanting to deport children.

Note: What the Obama administration and the MSM call “children” include strapping teens who are criminals and gang members. Please see Trail Dust’s post “We need to re-define the term ‘minors’”.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)


A separate amendment, offered by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), did defund Obama’s DACA program. It too passed, but by a substantial smaller 218 to 209 margin.
Neither of these amendments would actually lead to any new deportations, but they would stop the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office from giving work permits to illegal immigrants.
Pew Research Center estimates that DAPA would legalize 3.9 million illegal immigrants while 1.5 million are eligible for DACA, which means if Obama has his way, amnesty would be given 5.5 million illegal aliens.
Now the funding measure will move to the Senate where it faces an uncertain future. Republicans do have a 54-46 majority in the Senate, but Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jon Tester (D-MT), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Angus King (I-ME), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) have all come out against the Aderholt amendment. It is not clear how Republicans can get to the 60 votes necessary to overcome a Democratic filibuster.
If they don’t Senate Republican leaders may try to narrow the defunding provisions to win over Democratic votes.
But even if they do, the POS in the White House has already said he will veto any bill that defunds his amnesty.
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"Green" LED Lightbulbs Contain Arsenic and Other Poisons

First it was the Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL), hailed by Greens as the environmentally superior alternative to the traditional incandescent lightbulbs because of their low-energy consumption and longer life.

"Green" propaganda


Then we later discover those wonderful CFLs actually contain mercury that’s so toxic to human and animal life that the breaking of a CFL necessitates the same careful handling and disposal as required by the EPA for hazardous waste disposal.

The Greens also hail the LED (light-emitting diode) as good for the environment.
LED is a semiconductor light source that’s increasingly used for lighting in applications as diverse as replacements for aviation lighting, automotive lighting (particularly brake lamps, turn signals and indicators), traffic signals, and those pretty little Christmas lights. Infrared LEDs are also used in the remote control units of many commercial products including televisions, DVD players, and other domestic appliances.

We are told that LEDs offer many advantages over incandescent light sources including lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, improved robustness, smaller size, faster switching, and greater durability and reliability. 
But now, a study by scientists at the Irvine and Davis campuses of the University of California finds that LEDs actually contain highly-toxic cancer-causing metals, including arsenic, lead, nickel, and copper. According to “LED products billed as eco-friendly contain toxic metals, study finds ” on the website UC Irvine Today, February 10, 2011:

Those light-emitting diodes marketed as safe, environmentally preferable alternatives to traditional lightbulbs actually contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other potentially hazardous substances, according to newly published research.
“LEDs are touted as the next generation of lighting. But as we try to find better products that do not deplete energy resources or contribute to global warming, we have to be vigilant about the toxicity hazards of those marketed as replacements,” said Oladele Ogunseitan, chair of UC Irvine’s Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention.
He and fellow scientists at UCI and UC Davis crunched, leached and measured the tiny, multicolored lightbulbs sold in Christmas strands; red, yellow and green traffic lights; and automobile headlights and brake lights. Their findings? Low-intensity red lights contained up to eight times the amount of lead allowed under California law, but in general, high-intensity, brighter bulbs had more contaminants than lower ones. White bulbs copntianed the least lead, but had high levels of nickel.
“We find the low-intensity red LEDs exhibit significant cancer and noncancer potentials due to the high content of arsenic and lead,” the team wrote in the January 2011 issue of Environmental Science & Technology, referring to the holiday lights. Results from the larger lighting products will be published later, but according to Ogunseitan, “it’s more of the same.”
Lead, arsenic and many additional metals discovered in the bulbs or their related parts have been linked in hundreds of studies to different cancers, neurological damage, kidney disease, hypertension, skin rashes and other illnesses. The copper used in some LEDs also poses an ecological threat to fish, rivers and lakes.
Ogunseitan said that breaking a single light and breathing fumes would not automatically cause cancer, but could be a tipping point on top of chronic exposure to another carcinogen. And – noting that lead tastes sweet – he warned that small children could be harmed if they mistake the bright lights for candy.
Risks are present in all parts of the lights and at every stage during production, use and disposal, the study found. Consumers, manufacturers and first responders to accident scenes ought to be aware of this, Ogunseitan said. When bulbs break at home, residents should sweep them up with a special broom while wearing gloves and a mask, he advised. Crews dispatched to clean up car crashes or broken traffic fixtures should don protective gear and handle the material as hazardous waste. Currently, LEDs are not classified as toxic and are disposed of in regular landfills. Ogunseitan has forwarded the study results to California and federal health regulators.
He cites LEDs as a perfect example of the need to mandate product replacement testing. The diodes are widely hailed as safer than compact fluorescent bulbs, which contain dangerous mercury. But, he said, they weren’t properly tested for potential environmental health impacts before being marketed as the preferred alternative to inefficient incandescent bulbs, now being phased out under California law. A long-planned state regulation originally set to take effect Jan. 1 would have required advance testing of such replacement products. But it was opposed by industry groups, a less stringent version was substituted, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger placed the law on hold days before he left office.
“I’m frustrated, but the work continues,” said Ogunseitan, a member of the state Department of Toxic Substances Control’s Green Ribbon Science Panel. He said makers of LEDs and other items could easily reduce chemical concentrations or redesign them with truly safer materials. “Every day we don’t have a law that says you cannot replace an unsafe product with another unsafe product, we’re putting people’s lives at risk,” he said. “And it’s a preventable risk.”

Brainwashed by the Greens, governments around the world began banning incandescent lightbulbs. Brazil and Venezuela started to phase them out in 2005, and the European Union, Switzerland, and Australia started to phase them out in 2009.
In the United States, Congress snuck in Subtitle B of Title III into the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush. Subtitle B is a de facto ban on the incandescent light bulb, scheduled to take effect fully in 2012.
Thankfully, when the new GOP-majority House came on board in January this year, 15 Representatives led  by Joe Barton (R-Texas), Michael Burgess (R-Texas) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), introduced the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act, H.R. 91, to repeal the incandescent ban.
Congress needs to look into the toxic and cancer-causing LEDs as well.
So why does our feral guvmint go out of its way to ban the traditional non-toxic incandescent light bulbs and instead promote CFLs containing mercury and LEDs containing arsenic and other toxic metals?
According to Dr. Peter Thornes in “Light Bulb Clarity: New Electric Politics,” it is not really about banning light bulbs, it’s rather about pushing the sales of CFLs and LEDs, for which a ban is just another step on the way. It should be noted that Obama’s energy secretary Steven Chu, who is mad about CFLs and thinks the American people are “just like your teenage kids” who “aren’t acting in a way that they should act,” has a vested interest in promoting those dangerous mercury-filled light bulbs: Chu’s lab developed it, as he himself has admitted! (H/t peterdub)
Chu was Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory before Obama made him energy czar.
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