#AceNewsReport – Oct.18: According to the sheriff’s office, the remains of Harrelson, who was reported missing on May 27, were “located in a rural area approximately 3 miles northwest of Montezuma.”
#AceDailyNews says according to Fox News Iowa authorities confirm remains are missing 11-year-old Xavior Harrelson: The boy had been reported missing since May….In a statement shared to Facebook from Sheriff Thomas E. Kriegel, the office said it received notice on Friday Iowa State Medical Examiner’s office that the “human remains have been positively identified as those of Xavior Harrelson.”
The cause of death has not yet been released.
Harrelson went missing shortly after Montezuma Elementary School released for summer break.
Mitch Mortvedt, assistant director of the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, said Xavior’s death was being investigated as suspicious, according to the Des Moines Register.
Law enforcement officials are asking that anyone with information about Harrelson’s disappearance or death to contact the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office at 641-623-5679.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.06: In other words, the U.S. – including each of the major cities – is outperforming the world when it comes to emissions: All this data begs a question of our elected leaders who say we have to do more for our environment…
#AceDailyNews says that Iowa Climate has said that 23 of the world’s top 25 greenhouse gas emitting cities are in China with New York City being the first American city to appear, at No. 26. Out of the top 75, just four other American cities are listed – San Diego, Houston, Chicago and Los Angeles – all of them ranked 41 or higher….
We are already leading the world in terms of environmental regulations and controls, and again, we’ve – by far – reduced our emissions more than any country year after year for more than 20 years.
By 2025, we will be more than two-thirds of the way to reaching our targeted emissions reduction of 28% from 2005 levels under the Paris Climate Agreement, according to Bloomberg Philanthropies. Part of that is owing to the good work we’ve done in our cities to reduce emissions.
Contrast this with the facts about China, which recently won plaudits from many in the “we must do more” crowd for promising to stop increasing emissions before 2030. While we’re cutting our emissions, China’s pollution by then will have surged an estimated 14%-25%. On top of that, China’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 exceeded those of the entire developed world.
Say that again: more than the entire developed world.
Those are facts, undisputed by even the most hardcore anti-business zealot masquerading as an environmentalist.
“Dirtiest cities” isn’t the correct phrase to use because the “new tally” is of urban greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, not actual pollutants; however the author raises a very good question…
All this data begs a question of our elected leaders who say we have to do more for our environment…
Why are our politicians badgering us about pollution? Particularly, the non-pollutant CO2? Whether or not you view GHG emissions to be a problem, the United States have done more to reduce GHG emissions than has any other nation.
BP’s recently released Statistical Review of World Energy 2020 shows that in 2019 the United States led all nations in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reductions for the 10th time this century. U.S. CO2 emissions fell 152 million metric tons in 2019, three percent below 2018 levels, according to BP.
This continues a trend that has been observed more often than not since since the turn of the century. In fact, BP data show that the U.S. has reduced CO2 emissions a world-leading 755 million metric tons since 2000, outpacing the next four leading nations combined.
Experts agree that fuel-shifting to clean-burning natural gas from higher-emitting fuels in the power sector is the primary reason the U.S. has achieved these reductions over the past decade-plus. For example, the International Energy Agency (IEA) recently noted:
“The United States saw the largest decline in energy-related CO2 emissions in 2019 on a country basis – a fall of 140 Mt, or 2.9%, to 4.8 Gt. US emissions are now down almost 1 Gt from their peak in the year 2000, the largest absolute decline by any country over that period.
A 15% reduction in the use of coal for power generation underpinned the decline in overall US emissions in 2019. Coal-fired power plants faced even stronger competition from natural gas-fired generation, with benchmark gas prices an average of 45% lower than 2018 levels. As a result, gas increased its share in electricity generation to a record high of 37%.”
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data show that from 2005 to 2018, a rapid shift to natural gas in the power sector reduced U.S. CO2emissions 57 percent more than the emissions reductions realized through renewables, as the following Energy In Depth graphic shows.
Yet, we’re supposed to blithely starve to death while freezing in the dark because the wind doesn’t always blow at just the right speed and the Sun doesn’t always shine, so that Red China can do whatever they want?
If there is a GHG emissions problem, it’s in Red China.
#AceNewsReport – June.23: Stanley Donahue, 36, of Chicago, is now facing charges including robbery and attempted murder following the shooting that occurred late Sunday night at a Casey’s General Store in Coggon, according to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office:
Around 1 p.m. Monday in Coggon, a “KCRG news crew observed a person matching the description in the area being searched and contacted law enforcement,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release. “Law enforcement arrived shortly after and took Donahue into custody.”
Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner called the shooting “tragic and needless,” adding that it “resulted in serious injuries to one of our deputies who was merely doing his job to protect the citizens of Linn County.”
Police say Donahue had escaped the scene after opening fire at the officer, who was responding to an alarm going off at the Casey’s store.
“Upon entering the front door the deputy was immediately met by an armed suspect trying to leave the store,” the sheriff’s office said. “The suspect fired a handgun multiple times striking the deputy.”
Donahue then raced out of the area in a van and was pursued by another responding deputy before crashing the vehicle in Coggon and fleeing on foot, police added.
#AceNewsReport – May.05: Included in these records were emails from Iowa state officials to representatives of Big Tech pressuring these companies to remove Judicial Watch’s posts:
(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it received 624 pages of records from the office of the Secretary of State of Iowa, revealing how state officials pressured social media companies (Twitter and Facebook) to censor posts about the 2020 election: Records Show Iowa State Officials Coordinated with Big Tech to Censor Election Posts & the records show communications between the Secretary of State’s office and representatives of Facebook and Twitter to Target Judicial Watch Posts.
Judicial Watch received the records as a result of a June 2020 Iowa Open Records lawsuit that was filed after the Iowa Secretary of State failed to comply with a February 2020 request for records and communications about a Judicial Watch report regarding the accuracy of the state’s voter registration rolls (Judicial Watch v. Iowa Secretary of State(No. 05771 EQCE085973)). Judicial Watch was represented by Iowa lawyer Alan R. Ostergren of Des Moines, Iowa.
The records show that officials in the Iowa Secretary of State office on multiple occasions contacted officials from Facebook and Twitter to try to have these companies remove Judicial Watch posts that raised concernsabout Iowa’s failure to maintain accurate election rolls.
On February 3, 2020, at 5:19 p.m., Kevin Hall, the communications director for the Iowa Secretary of State, wrote in a February 3, 2020, email to Facebook official Rachel Holland:
Circling back with an update regarding the content posted by Judicial Watch. Our third-party fact checkers have rated this content false, and we have applied a filter over the content warning users before they click to see it that the content has been rated false by independent fact checkers.
Please continue to report violating content to us by emailing email@example.com, and copying me (RachelHolland@fb.com), as I will be on an airplane for the next couple hours. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding this or any other matters.
A couple of hours later, Hall followed up, “Thank you! They have new posts up, doubling down on the false claims.”
And Holland responded, “Thanks for flagging- we’ve got a full team with eyes on this now and are applying the false filter to similar articles as well. I’ll send you an additional update shortly!”
That same day, Hall and Maria Benson, the director of communications at the National Association of Secretaries of State, both tried to convince Twitter to censor Judicial Watch’s posts but were ultimately unsuccessful.
Hall filed a report with Twitter, and Benson escalated it by looping in Kevin Kane from Twitter. On February 3, 2020, Benson wrote, “Iowa Secretary of State has reported the below election misinformation, but Twitter has declined to take it down. As you can see from facts the tweets are clearly wrong. I wanted to bring this to your attention to hopefully remedy the situation. I’ve cc’d Kevin Hall, their Communicators Director.”
Kane responded rejecting the request saying, “Thanks Maria – This was reviewed by our team and is not in violation of our election integrity policy as it does not suppress voter turnout or mislead people about when. where. or how to vote. I understand this is not the outcome you are seeking and appreciate you continuing to report Tweets to our team.”
In an email the next day, Hall wrote to Kane saying, “Facebook, thankfully, was helpful. I would suggest perhaps reviewing your policies at Twitter and putting them more in line with what Facebook is doing to counter election misinformation.”
After being rejected by Twitter, Benson emailed Brian Scully, an official at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, writing on February 3, 2020:
Can you report this as well? Hannity is now retweeting and Twitter isn’t playing ball with us. I’ve cc’d Kevin Hall who you met Saturday. He’s IA SOS’s Communications Director. He’s been reporting and playing wack a mole by trying to reply to misleading tweets.
Scully responded promising to contact Twitter. “Sorry … been out of pocket a bit. Will reach out to Twitter. Let me know if you get something.”
“These records are yet another example of state officials conspiring with Big Tech to deny Americans their First Amendment rights,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These records further show that Big Tech censorship is a government scandal: Iowa government officials worked with Facebook to remove posts they didn’t like, and Facebook bowed to this political pressure immediately. It should be disturbing to all Americans that government officials are working to censor speech they disagree with and that these behemoth companies often seem willing to roll over and censor free speech.”
Judicial Watch last week released records from the office of the Secretary of State of California revealing how state officials pressured social media companies (Twitter, Facebook, Google (YouTube)) to censor posts about the 2020 election. Included in these records were “misinformation briefings” emails that were compiled by communications firm SKDK, that lists Biden for President as their top client of 2020. The records show how the state agency successfully pressured YouTube to censor a Judicial Watch video concerning the vote by mail and a Judicial Watch lawsuit settlement about California voter roll clean up.
#AceNewsReport – An unarmed Des Moines man was shot and killed by police on Tuesday night for “walking with a purpose” towards a police vehicle. The officer shot him in his torso from inside her police vehicle with her windows rolled up.
Officer Ian Lawler was conducting a traffic stop when Ryan Keith Bolinger, 28, pulled up next to the police vehicle, reportedly so close that the officer could not get out of his vehicle. Bolinger then got out of his vehicle and began dancing in the street erratically.
“It’s been described as almost dancing in the street or making unusual movements in the street,” Sgt. Jason Halifax told reporters. “I don’t want it to be construed that he’s doing a waltz in the middle of Merle Hay Road…. He’s outside of his vehicle. He’s not making a directed motion.”
“It’s odd, erratic behavior which begins by parking very close to the squad car that’s already on a traffic stop and getting out of your vehicle to do whatever he was doing in the street.”
Bolinger then returned to his vehicle and lead Lawler on a low speed chase, topping out at around 35 miles per hour. Lawler was assisted by Officer Vanessa Miller. Lawler stated over his radio that the driver might may be “10-96,” police code for mentally ill, or “10-55,” a drunk driver, the Des Moines Register reported.
About a mile away from the original stop, Bolinger reportedly did a u-turn and stopped his vehicle abruptly. Lawler pulled in front of Bolinger to prevent him from moving any further, and Miller stopped behind Bolinger’s vehicle.
When Bolinger exited his car and began to walk towards Officer Miller’s vehicle, she shot him through her window, which shattered. Bolinger was pronounced dead at the scene.
No weapons were found on his body and he had no criminal record.
#AceNewsServices UNITED STATES (Illinois) – October 11 – Two teenage asylum seekers from Guatemala have escaped a detention centre in Illinois and car-jacked a 91-year-old Navy veteran’s car.
EXCLUSIVE: Feds order review of security at all facilities holding illegal immigrant children after two Guatemalan teens escape from Illinois detention center and carjack a 91-year-old Navy veteran
The incident has prompted the federal government to order a security review at all 139 shelters across the country that house illegal immigrant minors, MailOnline can exclusively reveal.
The boys, age 16 and 17, were able to walk away unchallenged from Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, Illinois, outside Chicago, on Wednesday morning and carjack two victims before they were arrested more than 225 miles away outside Iowa City, Iowa, according to authorities.
Police say they targeted an elderly man in Moline, Illinois, who was picking up his prescription at Walmart.
They threatened him with violence, forced him out of his car and then sped off with his Buick LeSabre.
Police tell MaiIOnline they were headed for California, where one of the teens has family.
The teens had been transferred to the Illinois facility after crossing the US-Mexico border as unaccompanied minors and requesting asylum in the United States.
A dozen people suffered minor injuries after being struck by the outsized hailstones while fleeing for cover at a Walmart in Blair, Nebraska, north of Omaha, Fire Chief Kent Nicholson said.
“It sounded like someone was drilling our building with a hammer. It was deafening in our shop area,” said Nicholson, who was at work during the storm.
Eppley Airfield spokesman Joe Rotterdam said flights were halted for four hours on Tuesday at the Omaha airport. Thirty-three flight were canceled Tuesday due to flash flooding, gusting wind and nickel to quarter-sized hail, he said.
Storm chasers reported at least eight unconfirmed tornado touch-downs in Nebraska, one in Iowa and another in Wyoming, the National Weather Service said.
Hail, ranging from golf ball to tennis ball size, also pelted parts of Wyoming, the northern half of Nebraska and the southwestern corners of South Dakota and Iowa, the National Weather Service said.
#AceWorldNews – DES MOINES – IOWA – April 12 – State workers can wear pins that reflect unfavourably on Iowa’s governor, an administrative law judge has ruled.
The pins, distributed by a union that says it represents 40,000 public employees in Iowa, shows an unflattering black and white photograph of Gov. Terry Branstad’s face bisected by a red diagonal slash with the words, “NOTHING HAS CHANGED.”
The Branstad administration tried to ban the pins after employees at the state Department of Corrections’ Medical and Classification Center in Coralville, Iowa, wore them on the job.
But administrative law judge Jan Berry ruled March 31 that workers could display the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees pins on their uniforms or clothes.
Administration officials said late Friday that they consider the pins to be disparaging and may appeal the decision.
Read More – http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/04/12/anti-governor-union-pins/7633121/