Sen. Romney Took the High Road, Voted Trump Guilty of Abuse of Power

Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) took the high road by being the lone Republican to vote “guilty” on the abuse of power impeachment charge against Donald Trump. It was a decision that Senator Romney knew would earn the ire of Donald Trump and all the Republican supporters behind the latter.

The Utah senator was aware of the consequences of his decision but nonetheless stood pat on his ground, because for him, it was more important to carry out his duty of defending and preserving the Constitution. Although many Republicans now brand him as a traitor, the senator’s action will be remembered well in history; as opposed to the shameless Trumpian senators who chose to ignore all evidence and testimonies, even at the start of the senate impeachment trial.

In an interview with The Washington Post before delivering his “guilty” vote, Senator Romney said there is no question the U.S. president asked a foreign leader to investigate his political adversary for a political purpose. It was clear that Trump put pressure behind the request in order to get the Ukraine President to cooperate in the Biden investigation. As a prelude to his impeachment trial speech, Sen. Romney made it clear that he will vote to convict because in his own view,

”There is not much I can think of as a more egregious assault on the Constitution than trying to corrupt an election just to maintain power, which is what president Trump did.”

Why Sen. Romney Voted to Acquit Trump on Obstruction Charge

Even before the final voting on whether to acquit or convict Trump, the senator of Utah already expressed views that threw support for the calling of more evidence and witnesses. Sen. Romney had wanted to hear what Bolton had to say because

“I was hoping beyond hope that Trump’s defense team would present exculpatory evidence, to remove me from the responsibility of voting what my conscience was telling me”…”That is one of the reasons that I wanted to hear from Bolton, as I had hoped his testimony would raise reasonable doubt.”

Senator Romney though, acknowledged the fact that Trump barred the White House key administration officials with firsthand knowledge from further releasing documents or giving testimony to the House Managers led by Representative Adam Schiff. Despite the acknowledgment, the Utah senator decided to acquit Trump of the obstruction charge. Senator Romney said he believes that the House committees who handled the impeachment proceedings should have taken the time to bring the matter to court.

Many Expats are Realizing the Benefits of Living in Canada

Many Canadian expats are now seriously considering an important decision they have been contemplating on — returning home. The benefits of living in Canada have sunk into their consciousness now that Canadian cities like Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto rank as the 5th, 6th and 7th respectively, in the 2019 list of “Top Ten Most Livable Cities in the World.”

The Tangible and Intangible Benefits of Living in Canada

Some of the important benefits that Canada offers to its expatriates include freedom and a government that citizens can trust for their safety and well-being; whilst staying close to family and being with friendly faces in congenial places. Those are some of the things that Canadian expats missed while taking up residence in another country.

Even more attractive is the idea of returning to Canada’s amazingly beautiful nature, where many of the forests, mountains, rivers and lakes remain untouched by commercial and industrial developments. Actually, living in the city of Toronto means being surrounded by 1,600 urban parks where children can recreate safely and where the entire family can spend moments of leisure without having to go far.

High Taxes and High Cost of Living in Canada

Among the drawbacks that many expats consider when deciding to return to Canada are the high taxes and the high cost of living. Yet when compared to other countries, taxes in Canada also go to providing free education and health care. In Canada, a great part of the country’s education are publicly funded, while ordinary health care costs are free, except dental costs, long-term care, in-home care and prescription drugs.

In fact, immigrants are drawn to Canada because here, people can be of any race, religion, creed or color and enjoy a life free of discrimination. Moreover, racialized citizens can earn, nearly as much as any law-abiding Canadian citizens. It is noteworthy that the Canadian Human Rights Commission is actively taking part in ensuring that there is no place for hatred and bigotry in the country.

Going back to Canada is undoubtedly challenging as far as looking for new employment and affordable housing is concerned. Yet once you get those issues covered, there is no shortage of trans moving firms that can help you transport your stuff home to Canada.

Easy Moving company for one, a Toronto-based transmoving firm employs not only highly experienced crew of movers but also throws in 100% guarantee of providing quality moving service. Their contract agreement includes insurance coverage for your personal items and furniture, as well your property.

Trump’s Big Ego Gets a Beating as World Series Crowd Shame Him with Boos and “Lock Him Up” Chant

Donald Trump’s famous “big ego” finality got hit with reality as several video footages of how he was booed and heckled with “lock him up” chants at the World Series Game 5, went viral.

The crowd’s reaction is obviously a big blow to this U.S. president’s self-conceit, as he is well-known for making claims about huge crowds warmly receiving him, (even when there is none); or for saying he is the greatest and the most adored U.S. president ever (even if he is not.)

Apparently Trump was feeling smug and confident after having announced a few hours earlier that U.S. forces had succeeded in killing ISIL/ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Trump attended the 5th Game of the ongoing World Series, for the first and probably the last time, since he took the seat of power in the Oval Office.

The announcement of Trump’s presence was timed to follow a shot of US troops that was shown after the third inning. Apparently, Trump had expected the cheers for the U.S. troops to grow louder once his presence in the lower box was announced. That of course did not happen because the cheers all to soon faded and replaced with thunderous boos and shouts of lock-him-up.

Instead of receiving cheers of approval for the ISIS feat, the “lock-him-up” chant reminded him instead that majority of the American voters want him behind bars for abusing his presidential power. In fairness to Trump, he reacted with dignity by continuing to smile and wave at the small crowd of Trump supporters nearby.

No Tweets Coming from Donald Trump

Also known for being one to react fast with tweets to either praise or berate those who oppose him, Donald Trump’s tweeting fingers seemed to be at a loss on what to type. That is considering that Twitter flooded with various tweets; all reporting and reposting videos of the thunderous boos and heckling that went his way the moment the stadium attendees saw him on the big screen.

World Series Heckling Not the First Incident in which Trump’s Big Ego was Deflated

The World Series heckling brings to mind how Trump in his usual boisterous speech drew laughter instead of applause from the attendees of the UN General Assembly held in New York last year, September 2018. In addressing world leaders, state officials and diplomats coming from different countries, Trump simply repeated his favorite rally lines about “his administration having accomplished the most ever recorded in the history of the country.”

Surprised that the crowd laughed instead of giving him a round of applause, Trump could not keep himself from saying that he did not expect such a reaction. He later told reporters that he really intended to make the audience laugh.

The World Series heckling incident is different though, because it received real-time, worldwide media coverage..

NOAA Reiterates Explanations on Why Nuking a Hurricane before Landfall is Not Feasible

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has reiterated explanations to quash suggestions of nuking hurricanes. This is because no less than the incumbent president of the United States has been reported to have been contemplating on the idea.

According to news website Axios, Trump has been asking about the nuking idea not just once but several times in the past. Well if the POTUS, who does not believe in the adverse effects of climate change had the good sense to check out the NOAA website, he would have found out for himself why nuking hurricanes is a bad move.

The NOAA has in fact dedicated a specific web page to provide the answers to that particular subject; because even if the idea is absurd, not a few and not just Trump.seem to believe that the “nuke-a-hurricane” suggestion is feasible.

According to reports, every year, concerned citizens have been sending messages to government agencies, proposing the use of nuclear weapons as a means of averting disasters caused by hurricanes. Since news reports have come out that even the U.S. president is also broaching the idea, there is very little chance the myth about nuclear vs. hurricanes, will go away.

The NOAA Reiterates Answers to Why the “Nuke-a-Hurricane” Proposal is Not Sensible

First off, the United State is one of the countries that signed and ratified the international law called “Peaceful Nuclear Explosions Treaty.” This is a pact signed in 1990 by leaders of countries from all over the globe, limiting the use of nuclear weapons for non-military purposes to up to 150 kilotons.

Now the NOAA explains that the main reason why using nuclear explosives to destroy hurricanes is not workable, is because it is impossible to move the huge amount of energy needed to make such actions effective. A hurricane is said to release heat that is equivalent to a 10-megaton nuclear exploding every 20 minutes.

Based on NOAA’s calculation, it would require an application of around half a ton of air on every square yard at the center of the hurricane in order to weaken a Category 5 hurricane down to a Category 2. A hurricane eye measuring 25 miles in diameter, for one, will require about half a billion (500,000,000) tons.

The NOAA finds it difficult to imagine a plausible way of moving that much air around, for whatever intents and purposes.

Most important of all is that nuking a hurricane will only lead to devastating results, if ever such an action would work at all. Radioactive fallout will likely spread quickly as this will be blown away by the tradewinds, causing greater harm and devastations to the environment and everything in it. .

New Research Shows Coffee Can Keep Obesity at Bay

Researchers from the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham made a breakthrough after their studies have proven that drinking coffee is a good way of keeping obesity at bay. Coffee as it turns out, promotes the production of Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT) in the body.

BAT is also called “brown fat” because of its brown coloring. It is also called “good fat;” mainly because its chief function is to generate heat for burning calories. The theory which the researchers worked on is that if a body has more “brown fat” reserve, then it burns more calories and reduce excess calories. Excess calories on the other hand, later develop to become the White Adipose Tissue or WAT, the type of human fat that causes obesity.

The Nottingham university researchers therefore conducted an experiment to prove true, the helpful effect of “brown fat” in the human body.

How Researchers Proved that BAT Reduces Excess Calories

It was widely believed before that BAT or “brown fat” is present only in babies and in mammals that go into hibernation. The discovery that it is also present in adults was only recent. Still, “brown fat” present in adult bodies do not occur in large quantities as those present in babies and hibernating mammals.

That is why adults who frequently take in calorie-rich food need to be active in order to generate heat for burning calories. Otherwise, White Adipose Tissues (WAT), commonly known as human fat develops, being products of excessive calories stored in the body. Continuous storing of calories without burning will then lead to obesity.

In order to prove that coffee can encourage the production of “brown fat,” the University of Nottingham researchers started their experiment with a series of stem cells. Once they zeroed in on the right dose to introduce as “brown fat” stimulant, they moved on to humans in testing the “brown fat stimulating-effects of coffee.

Using the non-invasive thermal imaging technique which the University of Nottingham researchers pioneered back in 2012, they were able to trace the body’s brown fat reserves, as starting point.

 

 

Professor Michael Symonds of the Faculty of Medicine & Health Science at the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham co-directed this current study. It is worth mentioning that Professor Symonds also directed the 2012 pioneering work on the thermal imaging technique designed to locate BAT inside the body.

That being the case, the research team was able to immediately locate the BAT reserve in the neck region of the individual who drank coffee as part of the testing process. The goal was to determine if after drinking coffee, the thermal reading will show indications that the BAT reserve in the individual’s neck became hotter.

Inasmuch as the results were positive, they were able to prove that drinking coffee can indeed stimulate activation of the BAT or “brown fat reserve”

According to Professor Symonds, the next research work they will embark on is to ascertain if caffeine content was the primary component acting as stimulus, or if any other component of coffee acted as a stimulant.