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North Carolina needs $900 million in Hurricane Matthew aid. Trump is offering $6 million.

  • The Trump administration will grant just $6.1 million of the $929 million in federal aid North Carolina requested to fund the state’s recovery from Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday.
  • That’s less than 1% of the “conservative” estimate of what the state says it needs to cover damages from last October’s devastating storm.
  • “Families across Eastern North Carolina need help to rebuild and recover, and it is an incredible failure by the Trump Administration and Congressional leaders to turn their backs,” Cooper said in a statement. Read more (5/12/17)

Sitting by the warmth of the fire, the sleeping bags in the cozy tent waiting for you to snuggle into them, warm food in your belly, mountain ranges surrounding you from all sides, and the expanse of the universe above your head; couldn’t have asked for more! It was really cold and windy on the night this was taken and I had to warm up my hands in between shooting to keep them going!

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil ( tumblr | instagram

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Trans people in bathrooms are less of a threat than these Republican legislators

  • Listen up, Republicans pressing for transgender bathroom bills in the name of protecting vulnerable women and children from assault. Look among your own ranks and you’ll find quite a few who have posed a danger to kids. 
  • In the last three weeks alone, two key “family values” GOP spokesmen have been busted for advocating for man-on-boy sex
  • By contrast, there has not been a single reported instance of a transgender person harassing a non-transgender person in a public restroom ever. Read more. (3/18/17, 9:13 AM)
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Icicles, Mount Mitchell State Park, North Carolina by COmtneer

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North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” will reportedly cost the state $3.8 billion in lost business

  • Despite GOP promises that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” won’t hurt the state’s economy, a new analysis from the Associated Press has found the legislation could result in lost business to the tune of $3.76 billion.
  • The AP report found that HB2 has racked up hundreds of millions of dollars in lost business and abandoned deals since it was passed in the state one year ago. Read more (3/27/17 7:41 AM)