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  • Out Of Touch President Obama Fiddles While Tombstone, AZ Burns

    08/19/2012 1:01:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/13/2012 | Ralph Benko,
    Welcome to the Wild West, 2012 style. The Feds to Tombstone: “If you want to fix your water line, better lawyer up and talk to President Obama.”... Obama, is truly the out of touch candidate. The U.S. Forest Service — of which the president is ultimate boss — is preventing, on the flimsiest of excuses, Tombstone Arizona from rebuilding its water pipeline. Obama, conniving, is putting Tombstone, a fixture of American history, in mortal danger. ... A massive forest fire in 2011 wiped out the vegetation in Coronado National Park, wherein lies Tombstone’s waterworks — which were destroyed by the...
  • No Wag the Dog Election Surprise?

    08/19/2012 8:19:49 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 26 replies
    pure vanity | 08/17/2012 | FreeAtlanta
    Is Obama caught between a rock and a hard place? Many of us have speculated that he would do anything to get reelected. He would even have a war with Iran or N. Korea... but, maybe that is off the table. It would not help him with conservatives. We know he is bad and want him gone. It might help a little with moderates or independents, but it would hurt with a large chunk of his no war, noway base. I was fearful that he would get us in a huge international disaster before the election, but with each passing...
  • Agenda 21 Radio Saturday Aug. 18, 2012

    08/18/2012 3:53:52 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 11 replies ^ | 8/18/12 | Paul Preston
    Agenda 21 Radio airs on Saturdays from 4:00 to 6:00 a.m. PT on KMYC 1410AM in Marysville, CA Watch and listen online at http://www.mysytv.comCall in questions at 1-877-211-4525 or 530-742-5555E-mail the host at
  • GAO: EPA rules to cause energy price increases in Midwest, ‘compromise’ electric grid

    08/17/2012 4:59:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/16/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Four coal industry regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will likely cause electricity prices to rise and may “compromise” electric grid reliability — especially in the Midwest and South — according to the Government Accountability Office. “Several representatives from power companies and officials from federal and state regulatory agencies have expressed concerns that as companies incur additional costs in responding to these additional regulations, and as the electricity supply is affected by generating unit requirements, electricity prices could increase and reliability — the ability to meet consumers’ electricity demands — could be compromised,” the GAO
  • Henry George: We must make land common property - inch by inch

    08/17/2012 10:33:17 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 19 replies
    In "Progress and Poverty" (1879) on page 295, Henry George wrote the following: We have traced the unequal distribution of wealth which is the curse and menace of modern civilization to the institution of private property in land. We have seen that so long as this institution exists no increase in productive power can permanently benefit the masses; but, on the contrary, must tend still further to depress their condition. We have examined all the remedies, short of the abolition of private property in land, which are currently relied on or proposed for the relief of poverty and the better...
  • Why Did Ted Cruz Win the Texas Primary?

    08/14/2012 5:53:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | August 14, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    To the surprise of the pundits, pollsters and predictors who think they are smarter than the rest of us, Ted Cruz won the nomination for U.S. Senator from Texas. A few months ago, he rated only 2 percent in the polls, but in the primary runoff, he coasted to a 14-point win. His victory wasn't because he had more money or more prestigious endorsements or more valuable connections or more political experience. Maybe he defeated the establishment-backed candidate because he touched some hot-button issues that the grassroots care about but are ignored or even belittled by the mainstream media. Take,...
  • The NOAA Is Shopping For 46,000 Rounds Of Ammunition

    08/13/2012 7:59:55 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/13/2012 | Robert Johnson
    Following a request for 450 million rounds of ammunition for DHS and ICE earlier this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking for 46,000 rounds of ammunition for the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service stations in Ellsworth, Maine, and New Bedford, Mass., are slated to receive 16,000 rounds of .40 S&W jacketed hollow point (JHP) bullets. Jacketed hollow points usually have a layer of copper around the lead to provide strength and prevent the barrel of the gun getting fouled up with soft lead. Hollow point bullets are designed to expand when they enter the body,...

    08/12/2012 12:18:45 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 113 replies
    Breitbart-Big Government ^ | 8-12-2012 | Lee Stranahan
    August 12, 2012SCRUBBED : PHOTO OF PRESIDENT OBAMA REMOVED JUST DAYS AFTER BOOK EXPOSES AGENDA TO ELIMINATE SUBURBS by Lee Stranahan A photo of President Obama was suddenly pulled from the website of the group Building One America, whose goals were documented extensively in Stanley Kurtz’s book Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities. The book, which was released ten days ago, reveals what Kurtz refers to as Obama’s plan to undercut the political and economic independence of America's suburbs. Kurtz connects current Obama administration policy with his personal history, and with groups...
  • Agenda 21 Radio Live Thread Saturday Aug. 11, 2012

    08/11/2012 4:38:20 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 32 replies ^ | 8/11/12 | Paul Preston
    Agenda 21 Radio airs every Saturday from 4 to 7 a.m. Pacific Time on KMYC 14010AM in Marysville, CA
  • Virginia farmer threatened with $5K fine for hosting child’s birthday party

    08/08/2012 4:47:18 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 16 replies
    Fauquier County is only about an hour from the nation’s capital but it feels like a different world— rolling hills dotted with vineyards, idyllic horse farms, and stifling regulations and ridiculous penalties meted out by capricious bureaucrats. Wait, what? Well, I guess it’s not that easy to get away from it all. Martha Boneta, who owns a small local farm, found that out the hard way when she was threatened with $5,000 in fines for not getting the proper permit to sell produce and host 10-year-old’s birthday party on her property. "Boneta already had a business license the county issued...
  • Couple's appeal to live on alpaca farm near North Nibley is dismissed (U.K.)

    08/08/2012 4:36:09 AM PDT · by The Working Man · 6 replies
    Gazette ^ | 8th August 2012 | Liza-Jane Gillespie
    A COUPLE who had dreamed of farming alpacas near North Nibley have been told they have nine months to find somewhere else to live. Emma and Rodney Bird, of Bird Farm Stancombe, have had their dreams shattered after their appeal against Stroud District Council’s decision to refuse them permission to live on their alpaca farm failed. The couple’s second appeal against an enforcement notice issued by the district council for placing a caravan on site without planning permission was also unsuccessful. Mrs Bird said: "It has been a bitter blow for us to lose our appeal to live onsite with...
  • Burn Down the Suburbs? Not exactly, but Obama is already working to get rid of them.

    08/05/2012 4:38:05 PM PDT · by Syncro · 69 replies
    NationalReview ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    Burn Down the Suburbs? Not exactly, but Obama is already working to get rid of them. By Stanley KurtzEditor’s Note: This article is adapted from Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities, by Stanley Kurtz, from Sentinel HC. President Obama is not a fan of America’s suburbs. Indeed, he intends to abolish them. With suburban voters set to be the swing constituency of the 2012 election, the administration’s plans for this segment of the electorate deserve scrutiny. Obama is a longtime supporter of “regionalism,” the idea that the suburbs should be folded into the cities, merging schools,...
  • Burn Down the Suburbs?

    08/05/2012 7:18:07 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE Burn Down the Suburbs? By Stanley Kurtz August 1, 2012 4:00 A.M. Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities, by Stanley Kurtz, from Sentinel HC. President Obama is not a fan of America’s suburbs. Indeed, he intends to abolish them. With suburban voters set to be the swing constituency of the 2012 election, the administration’s plans for this segment of the electorate deserve scrutiny. Obama is a longtime supporter of “regionalism,” the idea that the suburbs should be folded into the cities,...
  • Team Obama Seizing Western Water Supplies

    08/01/2012 4:39:25 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 51 replies ^ | August 01, 2012 | Steve Ramirez
    Clearly, it was jolting news the New Mexico Legislature's Water and Natural Resources Committee wasn't prepared for. During Monday's committee meeting, in the Barbara Hubbard Room at the Pan American Center Annex, lawyers representing the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer, Elephant Butte Irrigation District, and the city of Las Cruces, told the committee that a state Water Court hearing will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, at the Third Judicial Court Complex, 201 E. Picacho Ave., and the future management of state's water supply could hang in the balance of the hearing's outcome. "Why hasn't this been front-page news?"...
  • ‘Wild Lands 2.0': Defeated Salazar Policy Resurrected in Back-Door BLM Move

    08/03/2012 3:17:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 3, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    Western lawmakers are crying foul over new Interior Department guidelines that resurrect the controversial Wild Lands policy that was killed by Congress in April 2011. Bureau of Land Management manuals uncovered by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) include language nearly identical to the draft proposal put forth by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in December 2010. The “Wild Lands” policy was intended to identify and manage wilderness areas while circumventing the normal — and transparent — congressional process. Pulling manuals from the BLM site on July 31, the lawmakers compared the policies and found the new language...
  • “THE [not] MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Friday, August-3-2012

    08/03/2012 2:56:11 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 47 replies ^ | Friday, August-3-2012 | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On!alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="200" src="" /> Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation size="3">“Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811 clear="all" /> IT’S HERE! If you want to delve deep into what our society was & what it has become,...
  • Twin Cities to host 2014 national transit advocacy conference

    08/02/2012 9:09:55 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-2-12 | Frederick Melo
    Organizers of a national transit advocacy conference have chosen the Twin Cities as the host site for their fall 2014 event, which is expected to draw roughly 1,000 rail enthusiasts and transit planners from across the country. The "Rail-Volution" board of directors approved a joint proposal from the Counties Transit Improvement Board, the Metropolitan Council and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Organizers say their next step is to find a Twin Cities conference site. The timing is no coincidence. In 2014, the Green Line -- currently more commonly known as the Central Corridor light-rail transit line -- will begin taking...
  • Beck Urges More Local Action Against UN’s Agenda 21

    08/02/2012 11:55:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/2/12 | Mike Opelka
    Wednesday night’s Glenn Beck Program focused considerable time on the UN’s Agenda 21(AG21) and how local 9/12 groups and Tea Parties are successfully pushing back against it. If you are not familiar with it, AG21 is the UN’s 20-year old plan to eliminate private property and establish a one-world government through radical environmentalism. Beck Talks to Local Tea Party Activists Abou Agenda 21The Blaze has covered Agenda 21 extensively for over a year, starting with an introductory article back in June of 2011 and a cover story on The Blaze Magazine in January of this year. Reports on AG21 and...
  • United Nations Agenda 21 - Land and property grab

    08/01/2012 9:26:56 PM PDT · by I_Publius · 38 replies
    Democrats Against UN Agenda 21 ^ | 7/31/2012 | Rosa Koire
    UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is implemented worldwide to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all information, and all human beings in the world.   INVENTORY AND CONTROL.
  • Agenda 21 in Kansas!

    08/01/2012 12:39:02 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 1 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-01-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson on the Conscience of Kansas radio program KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM talks about Kansas Project 17, the state version of United Nations Agenda 21. Very few people are talking about this United Nation's inspired power grab in this heartland state.
  • Hillary Clinton: America's Worst Secretary of State

    08/01/2012 5:59:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 1, 2012 | Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
    The scene could hardly have been more bizarre: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade was pelted with rotten tomatoes and shoes as she was being driven to the opening of a U.S. Consulate General in the ancient Egyptian city of Alexandria....Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's ostensible reason for being in Alexandria was to take part in the flag-raising ceremony for our Consulate General. This is a disgrace. Alexandria was once home to a flourishing Jewish community. Jews flourish there no more. Her symbolic presence there embodies everything wrong about this administration's foreign policy. Until recently, it was hard to...
  • Fifth Annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas to Focus on Clean Energy Choice, August 7

    07/31/2012 5:50:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) ^ | July 31, 2012 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
    Former President Bill Clinton to Give Keynote Address at Nation’s Premier Annual Clean Energy ConferenceLas Vegas, NV — On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, “National Clean Energy Summit 5.0: The Power of Choice” returns to Las Vegas at Bellagio Hotel & Resort for the nation’s foremost conversation about clean energy options. As a passionate advocate for energy alternatives, Former President Bill Clinton will give a keynote address during the summit about the importance of taking action and utilizing the power of choice when it comes to clean energy. The annual conference is hosted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), MGM...
  • Radical environmentalism growing, report warns; Sparks Greenpeace dismissal

    07/29/2012 5:55:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | July 29, 2012 | Jim Bronskill,
    There is a "growing radicalized environmentalist faction" in Canada that is opposed to the country's energy sector policies, warns a newly declassified intelligence report. The RCMP criminal intelligence assessment, focusing on Canadian waters, cites potential dangers from environmental activists to offshore oil platforms and hazardous marine shipments, representing perhaps the starkest assessment of such threats by the Canadian security community to date. The report drew a sharp dismissal from Greenpeace — a prominent environmental group singled out in the document

    07/29/2012 12:31:33 PM PDT · by SteelToe · 12 replies ^ | July 29, 2012 | Grant J. Kidney
    Grant J. Kidney — The world’s first ‘smart city’ is being built in Asia- and it promises to serve as an experiment for the high-tech tyranny that is surely to come about as a response to the collapse of this present era of human industrial civilization. Dubbed ‘Songdo’, the city will rest upon a wholly man made island in the Yellow sea and will incorporate just about every aspect of an Orwellian ‘super state’ imaginable. Millions of wireless sensors and microchips will be embedded throughout the sprawling city-scape. ‘Smart appliances’ such as refrigerators that let you know when you’re running...
  • Obama's consequential Marxist policy

    07/26/2012 7:13:34 AM PDT · by se99tp · 5 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | July 26th, 2012 | J.R.Nyquist
    "The communists have gotten themselves entrenched and have been working with tremendous dedication for their Marxist ideology. What we are about to face is truly a socialist abyss" - says Marielena Stuart is a candidate for the U.S. Senate in the state of Florida. Marielena Stuart is a candidate for the U.S. Senate in the state of Florida. She has an interesting message about the economy and what ails it. I had an opportunity to speak with Marielena at length about today’s economic crisis. “When [people] speak about the economy and jobs,” Stuart told me, “they don’t understand … that...
  • U.S. Forest Service Trying to Kill the Town Too Tough to Die

    07/23/2012 4:47:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | July 23. 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    The showdown between the federal government and the historic town of Tombstone is headed to court.  Using the 10th Amendment as a defense for the residents of Tombstone, the Goldwater Institute will be pushing back against the United States Forest Service (USFS), which is preventing the repair of crucial water lines to the town. More from Goldwater: The City of Tombstone is squaring off against the U.S. Forest Service over water rights in a fight to rescue “The Town Too Tough to Die.” Citing the Wilderness Act, the Forest Service is refusing to allow the city to repair its waterlines...
  • Climate change threatens Tibetan antelopes deliveries

    07/14/2012 7:18:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    China Daily ^ | July 13, 2012
    XINING - Every summer, Tibetan antelopes in China's remote northwest follow a certain pattern of migration that is key to the endangered species' survival. Normally, around 30,000 pregnant gazelles migrate, some travel for thousands of miles, in June and July to the heart of Hoh Xil nature reserve on the eastern edge of Qinghai-Tibetan plateau to deliver calves. Scientists have not been able to explain why the gazelles favor this place to give birth. But there are worrying signs that this pattern might change before they even have another calf -- due to climate change. In recent months, melting glaciers...
  • Climate Change May Cut Cows' Milk Production in South

    07/14/2012 7:40:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 12, 2012
    Rising temperatures caused by climate change may lead to reduced milk production among cows in the southern United States, a new study suggests. University of Washington researchers analyzed climate and dairy industry data and concluded that the effects of climate change on milk production by Holstein cows through 2080 will vary across the United States due to major regional differences in humidity and swings between day and night temperatures. The study concluded that "regions that are currently experiencing the greatest losses [in milk production] are also the most susceptible: They are projected to be impacted the most by climate change."...
  • California Cities Go Bankrupt, But Bullet Train Barrels On

    07/14/2012 7:51:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/14/2012 | Bill Frezza, Contributor
    If we didn’t have California as a case study of fiscal insanity, someone would have to invent it. Nowhere else better illustrates what happens when a populist government fully embraces the progressive policies of tax, spend, and promise-public-employees-fantastic-pensions. What else can you say about a state whose leading growth industry is municipal bankruptcies, whose leading export is companies and citizens fleeing tax increases, whose political leading lights include Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi, and whose leading economic policy initiative is floating government bonds to “invest” in yet more money-losing boondoggles? Last week the California legislature endeared itself to both construction...
  • Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Gun Grab

    07/09/2012 5:59:29 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 113 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 9, 2012
    Second Amendment: The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it. Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom. Just as the world's worst human...
  • Another Reason Why The End Is Nigh

    07/08/2012 11:23:12 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 102 replies
    Alan Levy | 7/9/12 | Alan Levy
    From the diseased mind of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: (Emphasis added where appropriate. Snarky comments from me are in [brackets].) *** "Every American deserves to have a clean, safe and healthy environment. Today, we understand better than ever before that our health is not only dependent on what happens in the doctor’s office but is determined by the air we breathe, the water we drink and the communities we call home. Over the past two years, the Administration and our agency have taken unprecedented steps to ensure strong protection from environmental and health hazards for all Americans. There’s nothing more...
  • Historic Bridges of Yosemite Valley Under Siege

    07/08/2012 7:46:08 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies
    Perhaps no river crossing in Yosemite Valley has been more photographed than the historic Stoneman Bridge: a single, arching span faced with rough-hewn granite that provides a dramatic foreground to Half Dome, the park's most iconic natural marvel. Yet the 205-foot bridge is slated for possible removal under proposed plans for restoring the natural flow of the Merced River. As a federally designated "Wild and Scenic River," some say its course should be shaped only by nature as it meanders through the valley — and bridge abutments alter that course. The future of the roughly 80-year-old Stoneman and two other...
  • Mountain lion mauls hiker near Nevada City

    07/04/2012 9:45:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    KCRA ^ | Jul 03, 2012
    NEVADA CITY, Calif. - A mountain lion attacked a 63-year-old man camping northwest of Nevada City. ... the man decided to stop and sleep for the night while on the planned hiking trip, and laid a sleeping bag out on a tributary to the Yuba River. The man told officials that during the attack, the mountain lion bit and clawed him through the sleeping bag. The animal bit into the man's cap and his clothes. "The lion immediately began a ferocious attack. It bit him into his head. It bit him on the hands," said Patrick Foy, of the Department...
  • France to Lift Minimum Wage in Bid to Rev Up Economy

    07/04/2012 4:59:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 46 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 26, 2012 | WILLIAM HOROBIN and GABRIELE PARUSSINI
    PARIS—French Socialist President François Hollande is set to increase the minimum wage by more than inflation, betting consumers will help revive the country's stalling economy, while his government levies more taxes on the wealthy and large corporations in a bid to reduce the budget deficit. Departing from a tradition of strictly pegging the minimum wage to the consumer-price index, the government said the Smic, as it is known here, would increase by 2% as of July 1. With inflation expected to come in at 1.4% this year, the rise will bring an extra €21.50 ($26.90) per month in the pockets...
  • Wilderness groups sue U.S. Forest Service over plan to use helicopter

    07/04/2012 10:53:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Ravalli Republic ^ | June 28, 2012 | PERRY BACKUS
    Two wilderness groups have sued the U.S. Forest Service over its decision to allow an irrigation company to use a helicopter to fly in materials needed to repair a dam in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Wilderness Watch and Friends of the Clearwater filed suit in U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy’s court in Missoula last week. The groups say the agency’s decision to allow the irrigation company up to two helicopter flights to the Fred Burr Dam site violates the Wilderness Act and other environmental laws. The irrigation company wants to replace a deteriorating catwalk and log boom on the nearly century-old...
  • Project could have lessened fire damage ( Ecos delayed forest thinning )

    07/04/2012 9:37:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Ruidoso News ^ | 06/26/2012 | Erik LeDuc
    Forest Service official: Environmental groups delayed thinning. Damage from the Little Bear Fire could have been reduced if a proposed Forest Service thinning project had not been delayed by an appeal from two environmental groups, a Forest Service official said Tuesday. "Any type of treatment we could have done would have reduced the severity of the fire," said Chad Stewart, fire and timber officer for the Lincoln National Forest. While the fire as a whole could not have been stopped by thinning efforts, especially in the face of 40 mph wind gusts, damage to the Bonito watershed likely would have...
  • After Rio – what next? ( The Climate Alarmists wonder...)

    06/30/2012 8:25:49 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Watts up with That? ^ | June 28, 2012 | Guest post by Dr. Kelvin Kemm
    It’s time to give all mankind a real chance to enjoy genuine developmentGuest post by Dr. Kelvin KemmThe Rio+20 World Environmental Conference has come and gone. The “Plus 20” comes from the fact that it took place twenty years after the first such conference, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. Between these dates, I was a delegate at the 2002 world environment conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ever since 1992 I have watched the eco-evolution taking place.There is a good side and a bad side. The good side is that general world environmental awareness has been enhanced. That...
  • EPA Admin: Americans No Smarter Than Fifth Graders

    06/29/2012 9:34:03 AM PDT · by Twotone · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 11, 2012 | Staff
    When asked to craft a headline about her tenure at the EPA, chief administrator Lisa Jackson questioned the American public’s ability to read at a fifth-grade level in an interview with the Guardian: “In accordance with the law, we moved forward with sensible, cost effective steps at the federal level on climate, using the Clean Air Act.” And I would have a second sentence — see, I can’t write headlines! But it would be something like, ”The progress at state and local levels, combined with the federal level, does not obviate the need” — you can’t use obviate, it’s above...
  • President Obama to tour Waldo Canyon Fire Friday

    06/27/2012 1:58:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    fox 31 Denver ^ | June 27, 2012 | Eli Stokols
    Barack Obama will fly to Colorado Springs Friday to tour the scene of the Waldo Canyon Fire, which continues to ravage homes and forest on the edge of Colorado’s second most populous city. ... Politically, the fire offers Obama a chance to be on the ground in a key swing state assuming the responsibilities of actually being President. Further, with the Supreme Court set to issue its ruling on the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, traveling to the fire lines on Friday offers the President an opportunity to attempt to turn the page should the Court rule part or all...
  • Obama shrunk aerial firefighting fleet (poll)

    06/26/2012 10:42:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    gazette ^ | June 26, 2012
    Green agenda targets slurry bombers As fire rages out of control on the edge of Colorado Springs, threatening lives and property, it is time we listen to those who have warned us about the negative effect environmentalists and President Barack Obama have had on the federal government’s ability to fight fires. Much of what’s burning is the Pike National Forest, which is federal property. Yet it took almost three days to get federal fire fighting aircraft off the ground to begin dumping meaningful loads of slurry to slow the fire’s growth. Because the Forest Service has a shortage of planes,...
  • Antarctic ice shelves not melting at all, new field data show

    06/26/2012 8:36:27 AM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    The SPPI Blog ^ | June 2012 | Lewis Page
    Twenty-year-old models which have suggested serious ice loss in the eastern Antarctic have been compared with reality for the first time – and found to be wrong, so much so that it now appears that no ice is being lost at all. “Previous ocean models … have predicted temperatures and melt rates that are too high, suggesting a significant mass loss in this region that is actually not taking place,”
  • DRIESSEN AND FLANAKIN: Rio+20’s expensive wish list

    06/24/2012 6:08:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2012 | Paul Driessen and Duggan Flanakin
    The NGO Major Group Organizing Partners have finalized their key document for the Rio+20 Summit. “TheFutureWeWant” outlines the common vision for “sustainable development” throughout the planet sought by those nongovernmental organizations - mostly social and environmental activist groups. There are many noble sentiments in its 283 statements. There also is much that raises serious concerns. “Sustainable,” “sustainability” and “sustainable development” appear in the text an astounding 390 times. Like “abracadabra,” these amorphous words are supposed to transform even corrupt societies into Gardens of Eden under United Nations auspices. They will use less, pollute less, be sustainable, get along and save...
  • Finally, an explanation for the mindsets of our favorite green doomsayers: Al Gore,...

    06/23/2012 7:04:01 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 22, 2012 | By Stephen Murgatroyd, Troy Media
    Posted on June 22, 2012 by Anthony Watts Delusion is a big problem with the green crowd By Stephen Murgatroyd, Troy Media The draft text for discussion at Rio +20 – the UN conference on sustainable development – makes clear that the summit itself is a waste of energy and time. Even the environmental non-government organizations attending it think so.Jim Leape, international director-general of World Wildlife Fund, hoped that the document would be renegotiated: “It’s pathetic. It’s appalling. If this becomes the final text the last year has been a colossal waste of time.” Friends of the Earth are even...
  • People Matter - Robert Zubrin’s powerful critique of antihumanism

    06/23/2012 10:07:36 AM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    City Journal ^ | 22 June 2012 | Bruce S. Thornton
    Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism, by Robert Zubrin (Encounter, 328 pp., $25.95) A ruling idea of the last two centuries has been materialism: the notion, as arch-materialist Daniel Dennett asserts, that “there is only one sort of stuff, namely matter—the physical stuff of physics, chemistry, and physiology—and the mind is somehow nothing but a physical phenomenon.” One consequence of this belief has been the rise of antihumanism—the stripping from people of their transcendent value and a reduction of them to mere things in the world to be studied, understood, reshaped—and ultimately...
  • Science held hostage in climate debate

    06/23/2012 7:15:29 AM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    Australian Financial Review ^ | June 22, 2012 | Garth Paltridge
    The broad theory of man-made global warming is acceptable in the purely qualitative sense. If humans continue to fill the atmosphere with carbon dioxide, there can be little doubt that the average temperature of the world will increase above what it would have been otherwise. The argument about the science is, and always has been, whether the increase would be big enough to be noticed among all the other natural variations of climate. The economic and social argument is whether the increase, even if it were noticeable, would change the overall welfare of mankind for the worse.
  • A Luxury the World Can’t Afford (Air Conditionining!)

    06/22/2012 4:14:16 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 190 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 21, 2012 | Stan Cox
    The economist Thorstein Veblen once quipped that "invention is the mother of necessity." That was before the age of air-conditioning, but no technology better illustrates Veblen's point. Having developed efficient cooling, we've designed homes, businesses and transportation systems that are completely dependent on it, while the resulting greenhouse emissions create the need for even more air-conditioning. (snip) We must break this feedback loop, but what does one say to someone living in one of the tropical nations where much of the increase in cooling demand is expected? Surely not that Americans are addicted to air-conditioning and can’t give it up,...
  • This meaningless green drivel, by environment guru: Scientist's U-turn on doomsday claim

    06/22/2012 5:12:31 PM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | June 18, 2012 | Mario Ledwith
    He was once a guru to environmentalists, claiming climate change would kill billions of humans by the end of this century. But it seems James Lovelock has had a change of heart. On the eve of a major environmental summit, he has attacked the modern green movement – declaring its theories 'meaningless drivel'.
  • IPCC Gives Up On Science, Makes Grey Literature Official

    06/22/2012 3:03:39 PM PDT · by Twotone · 8 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | June 20, 2012 | Hank Campbell
    'Grey' literature, which led to the "Glaciergate" scandal of 2010 when it was revealed that the rate at which Himalayan glaciers are losing ice (gone by 2035!) was stated as fact even though it was not based on evidence, will no longer be a problem for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Because they have declared that grey literature will no longer be grey - any information they choose to use will be considered peer reviewed just by being posted on the Internet by the IPCC.
  • Report: Calif. to get seas rising 6 inches by 2030

    06/22/2012 2:32:34 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2012, 5:23 PM EDT | JEFF BARNARD AP Environmental Writer
    The West Coast will see an ocean several inches higher in coming decades, with most of California expected to get sea levels a half foot higher by 2030, according a report released Friday. The study by the National Research Council gives planners their best look yet at how melting ice sheets and warming oceans associated with climate change will raise sea levels along the country's Pacific coast. It is generally consistent with earlier global projections, but takes a closer look at California, Oregon and Washington. Although the 6 inches expected for California by 2030 seem minor, the report estimated that...
  • Rio+20: Greens Concede Defeat As Developing Nations Reject Green Agenda

    06/22/2012 11:58:55 AM PDT · by Twotone · 19 replies
    The Global Warming Policy Foundation ^ | June 22, 2012 | Louise Gray
    Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, has admitted that the Rio+20 deal is “disappointing.” He blamed China and other developing countries that have huge reserves of coal and want to continue using fossil fuels to grow, for failing to back plans for the green economy. “The political significance of Rio is that the G77 nations are antagonistic to our European ideas on the green economy,” said Mr Clegg. More than 190 countries are gathered in Rio for the largest ever United Nations summit on the environment.