Wednesday, November 30, 2016

North Dakota Borrows Another $7 Million For DAPL Protest Costs -- November 30, 2016

Link here.
The group earlier approved $10 million in emergency spending.
Officials say the new loan should cover the state's cost of policing protests over the $3.8 billion pipeline through December.
I guess this explains why the governor says he will meet with the protestors this week, or whenever it was.
Record Cold In USA Next Week
Link here: I cannot recall last time I have seen such a cold anomaly forecast across almost entire USA.’-- climatologist Dr Roger Pielke, Sr. See NWS forecast.

The Washington Post: frigid air mass building in Alaska, poised to spill into Lower 48 next week. 
Alaska is witnessing its coldest air in almost two years, and some of the biting chill is forecast to plunge into the western United States in about a week’s time.
In Fairbanks on Tuesday morning, the temperature tanked to minus-31 degrees, ending a 624-day stretch in which it was warmer than that — the second longest on record.
Tuesday afternoon, the mercury only recovered to minus-21, ending a record-long 658-day stretch with highs above minus-10.
It was even colder in Bettles, Alaska, on Tuesday, where the temperature dropped to minus-41 with a bone-chilling wind chill of minus-53.
Statewide, it was the first time Alaska’s daily temperature index was significantly below normal in almost a year.
So, we'll see.

Whatever Happened To Harrisburg?

November 30, 2016: whatever happened to Harrisburg? In 2011, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, became the first and only capital city in America to file for bankruptcy. The seven-term mayor has been indicted on 500 counts of corruption.  He was mayor for 27 years, from 1982 to 2010.
What was the result of that case?
“He has pled not guilty and the case is ongoing.”
“But it’s not just him. It’s the people who advised him. It’s the people who drafted the documents. He didn’t do this alone. Now, he’s facing 500 charges of corruption. He has pled not guilty to all of them. A trial date has not been set, but this is going to trial. The people who helped him — none of them have been held accountable. He didn’t do this by himself. He didn’t draft those documents alone. He didn’t write this stuff up alone. He had lawyers, accountants — they were all in on this.”
“The Attorney General of Pennsylvania has said that they are also being investigated. There is a grand jury investigating right now. They are looking into this to see what charges they can bring against the professionals who helped him. Also, the Governor of Pennsylvania has hired a law firm from Washington DC to go after the firms and the professionals civilly to try and claw back some of the money that Harrisburg lost in these loans that shouldn’t have been issued.”

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