Former House members oppose President’s emergency declaration for wall in new court filing

(CNN)A bipartisan group of more than 100 former members of the House of Representatives filed a court brief Tuesday in a case challenging the President’s national emergency declaration. Among the points laid out in the brief, the former lawmakers refute the idea that there’s a national emergency at the southern border. “Emergencies are sudden and immediate, not longstanding and static,” the brief says, noting that Trump had called for a wall dating back to the start of his campaign in 2015. Among those who joined the briefing today are former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt and two former House members and Secretaries of Defense Bill Cohen and Leon Panetta. A day earlier, eight former House general counsels who served under …

Basking Sharks Are Returning To California Waters For The First Time In 30 Years

Spotting a basking shark off the coast of California is a rare thing after their notable absence for the last 30 years, but a spate of sightings by local fishers and sightseers has experts hoping this may be a sign of a comeback. Basking sharks are the second-largest fish in the ocean, reaching over 10 meters (33 feet) in length and weighing up to 6 tons. But these gentle giants are no danger to anything but plankton, famously scooping up snacks with their mouths agape.  Although found in every temperate ocean across the world, to see one is pretty special. To spot two in one month, off Santa Monica Bay where they haven’t been seen in three decades, is extremely …

Recycled plastic to make Glastonbury arena

The Gas Tower is a 360-degree arena that will feature artists and electronic DJs including Subfocus and Bicep. ‘Total game-changer’ The scheme is being run by Keep Britain Tidy and the Orca Sound Project, in collaboration with Shangri-La Glastonbury. Creative director of Shangri-La Kaye Dunnings called it an “important, pioneering project” and “a total game-changer.” Keep Britain Tidy chief executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “This ground-breaking project will see tonnes of plastic removed from our environment – where it has such devastating consequences on our wildlife and marine life – and put to good use. “By working together, we are showing the world that the plastic we no longer want or need can be recycled and turned into something that is …

20 Things You Need To Hear After A Breakup

By Fabien Vilrus By Fabien Vilrus Coming to you straight from Heartbreak Hotel, here are some of the best things that you don’t want (but need) to hear after you’ve had your heart crushed and puréed. 1. “I’m here for you.” Totally cliché? Absolutely, but effective nonetheless. Knowing that you can call on a friend to bawl your eyes out because your ex-partner posted a picture of a meal that you used to enjoy together is priceless. 2. “Take it one day at a time.” Closing your eyes can start an endless, looping film of your ended relationship, good memories and bad, especially at night. Getting out of bed the next morning is an accomplishment. Know that and know that …

The Man You Overlooked While You Were Searching for the Perfect Husband

ShareTweetPinterest In five years it won’t matter if he was cute. It won’t matter if he was well-dressed, if he said all the right words, if he was funny or trendy or cool. The pictures won’t matter. The “likes”, the status, the #relationshipgoals achieved – they’ll just be ripples on the surface of a newfound depth. There is so much relationship advice out there and I’m just one voice among millions, but if I could tell you one thing, dear girl, it’s this: MARRY THE MAN WHO STAYS. Anybody can tell you you’re pretty in yoga pants and a messy bun. You need the rarer kind; the kind who sticks through the messy of your soul. Become A Contributor He’s often overlooked, this man. You won’t find a microphone in his hand …

HBO Responds To Game Of Thrones’ Coffee Cup Fail Getting Roasted

SPOILER WARNING! Alrighty, now that we have that taken care of, let’s get to it. In case you missed it, HBO’s Game of Thrones went viral yesterday after a fan spotted a coffee cup in the middle of a scene that aired for episode 4. Naturally, Twitter stepped up to roast the crap out of the hilarious fail.  If you’re hungry for more Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 4 memes, we recommend you check out this list! 1 You're telling me they had TWO YEARS to put together a decent show and they couldn't even spot the goddamn Starbucks cup in Winterfell??!?! #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/8opg7nyydv — Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 6, 2019 2 my favorite show in the entire world …

16 Prime Amazon Reviews That Delivered Us Laughs

When people aren’t supporting Amazon and its bid for world domination, they’re leaving wacky-ass reviews for stuff like cheese wheels and drums of lube. We’re happy to see some weird and creative liberties taken with the site. Also we didn’t know you could buy a coffin on there. Apparently there’s tons. Kinda creeped us out. 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

The Highlands Ranch Shooting Is At Least The 43rd Shooting At A School In 2019

Jim Young/Getty Images News/Getty Images The Highlands Ranch Shooting Is At Least The 43rd Shooting At A School In 2019 By Shelby Black an hour ago On Tuesday, May 7, the United States experienced yet another tragedy when two armed gunmen opened fire at the STEM School Highlands Ranch in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. This marks yet another school within the United States in 2019, and points out a disturbing pattern concerning gun violence nationwide. How? Well, the Highlands Ranch shooting is at least the 43rd shooting at a school this year alone. On the afternoon of May 7, one student was killed and eight were injured when two people opened fire at Highland Ranch High School, according to CNN. The …

FAIL: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez wondering if this makes Trump ‘vulnerable to shady activity’ backfired just a little

The New York Times report about President Trump’s tax returns and losses as a businessman from the mid-80s to the mid-90s have captured the imaginations of Democrats, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying to use the story to make some insinuations: Wouldn’t you think someone who personally lost over a BILLION dollars (“more than nearly any other taxpayer in America”) be vulnerable to shady activity to get out of that hole? If they became the most powerful public servant in America, wouldn’t you want to see their taxes? 🤔 https://t.co/h22XNU1bl4 — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 8, 2019 Forget who did what long before they were in office — many would rather scrutinize the rising incomes of some “public servants” while …

Donald Trump Called The Highlands Ranch School Shooting “Unspeakable Violence”

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News/Getty Images Donald Trump’s Response To The Highlands Ranch School Shooting Condemned “Unspeakable Violence” By Shelby Black 3 min ago Another mass shooting tragedy has hit the United States. On Tuesday, May 7, two people opened fire at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado, killing one student and injuring eight. Since the shooting, the public has been expressing their sympathy and supporting the community during this tragedy. Well, Donald Trump’s response to the Highlands Ranch school shooting is no different. The incident shook the entire Highlands Ranch, Colorado community, especially as it came close on the heels of the 20th anniversary of the infamous Columbine High School shooting on April 20. On May 8, a day after …