Just in case you think you can trust Dems more than the GOP with your privacy…

The social media company had sued the U.S. Department of Justice in 2014 to be allowed to reveal, as part of its “Draft Transparency Report”, the surveillance requests it received. It argued its free-speech rights were being violated by not being allowed to reveal the details…

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers…ruled on Friday that granting Twitter’s request “would be likely to lead to grave or imminent harm to the national security.”…

Twitter’s legal battle spanned the tenures of four U.S. attorneys general – Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Jeff Sessions and William Barr.

That’s right, folks. The suit started in 2014 when Obama and his “Centrist” Democrats were crapping their drawers over Edward Snowden’s exposure of the range of government spying. Trump’s flunkies carried on the battle, loyal and true to the same jive standards.

Getting ready for the first megadrought caused by human culture, economics


Water level, now, at the Ward Creek Reservoir, Grand Mesa, Colorado

A vast region of the western United States, extending from California, Arizona and New Mexico north to Oregon and Idaho, is in the grips of the first climate change-induced megadrought observed in the past 1,200 years, a study shows. The finding means the phenomenon is no longer a threat for millions to worry about in the future, but is already here.

The megadrought has emerged while thirsty, expanding cities are on a collision course with the water demands of farmers and with environmental interests, posing nightmare scenarios for water managers in fast-growing states.

Unlike historical megadroughts triggered by natural climate cycles, emissions of heat-trapping gases from human activities have contributed to the current one, the study finds. Warming temperatures and increasing evaporation, along with earlier spring snowmelt, have pushed the Southwest into its second-worst drought in more than a millennium of observations.

RTFA. Read it and weep for what humankind has wrought. Not just upon the American Southwest and those of us who live here; but, to the whole planet.