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  • An Election Year Dawns Without Keith Olbermann (Current drops him from IA coverage)

    12/29/2011 2:49:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | December 29, 2011 | BRIAN STELTER
    Keith Olbermann, who came to Current TV this year to remake the channel and compete against his old home, MSNBC, is sitting out the biggest political nights of the season. Despite being the biggest star on the fledging channel, Mr. Olbermann is not scheduled to anchor Current’s coverage of the Iowa caucus or the New Hampshire primary in January. Instead, Current’s other prime time anchors, Cenk Uygur and Jennifer Granholm, will be joined by the channel’s chairman, the former vice president Al Gore. Mr. Olbermann also was noticeably absent from two special reports that Current produced after Republican debates in...
  • Even the Warmists Don't Believe In Global Warming

    12/29/2011 8:54:33 AM PST · by lowbuck · 17 replies
    Forbes Online ^ | 28 December 2011 | Louis Woodhill
    However, most commentators gave short shrift to the most important—in a sense, the only—outcome of the meeting. This was, of course, the agreement to hold yet another conference in yet another nice location (Qatar) about a year from now. The Durban conference was the seventeenth conference of its kind. They have been held annually since 1995 in places such as Geneva (in July 1996) and Bali (in December 2007). Don’t hold your breath for one to be held in Newark, New Jersey, or Fargo, North Dakota. Snip . . . The Progressives are well aware that their opposition to geoengineering...
  • Climate change drops off 'hot topic' list (science fiction unaffordable)

    12/17/2011 9:05:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 12/15/11 | Adam Corner
    Climate change drops off 'hot topic' list11:38 15 December 2011 by Adam Corner Interest in climate change has dropped off, and resistance to sustainability surcharges is a consequence of recession This year's British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey comes complete with gloomy headlines on public opinion about climate change. Compared with surveys in 1993 and 2000, concern about the seriousness of environmental threats has decreased, and the number of people saying they were willing to pay more for environmentally friendly services has dropped significantly. Against a backdrop of economic woes, the finding that people are less keen to pay a sustainability...
  • Canada first Nation to Pull out of Kyoto Protocol

    12/13/2011 7:00:29 AM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 13, 2011 | David Ljunggren and Randall Palmer
    Canada on Monday became the first country to announce it would withdraw from the Kyoto protocol on climate change, dealing a symbolic blow to the already troubled global treaty. Environment Minister Peter Kent broke the news on his return from talks in Durban, where countries agreed to extend Kyoto for five years and hammer out a new deal forcing all big polluters for the first time to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Canada, a major energy producer which critics complain is becoming a climate renegade, has long complained Kyoto is unworkable precisely because it excludes so many significant emitters. "As we've...
  • New Gingrich book on climate change likely coming after the election (Al Gore is Jealous)

    12/12/2011 7:38:16 PM PST · by JohnBrownUSA · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 8, 2011 | Neela Banerjee
    Hayhoe submitted her climate science chapter in mid-2009 but never heard back from the authors. Maple said the book has been delayed because he has been too busy to focus on it. He said Gingrich is still interested in doing the book and has not asked him to slow walk it. The Gingrich campaign did not answer emails seeking comment about the project. At this pace, Maple said, his new book with Gingrich would probably be out in 2013, after the presidential election.
  • Two-legged swine hams it up in Anhui

    12/12/2011 6:32:48 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12-12-11 | Ed Flanagan
    BEIJING – Just in time for the Christmas season, when piggish habits make us all wonder how we’re going to carry around that new holiday weight, comes this story of one strong pig. Hailing from China’s central Anhui province and born in July without its two hind legs, this two-legged wonder nicknamed “Strong Pig” has caused a stir online here with the strange walking technique it has adopted to get around the farm. Hiking its body almost 90 degrees up in the air, Strong Pig has learned to balance its over 66 pounds of pork on its two front legs...
  • Canada Formally Withdrawing From Kyoto Protocol

    12/12/2011 3:18:44 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 37 replies · 1+ views
    National Post ^ | 12-12-11 | By David Ljunggren and Randall Palmer
    Canada will pull out of the Kyoto protocol on climate change, Environment Minister Peter Kent said on Monday, dealing a symbolic blow to the troubled global treaty. Canada will become the first country to formally withdraw from Kyoto, which it says is badly flawed because it does not cover all major emitters of greenhouse gasses, notably the United States and China. (SNIP) “As we’ve said, Kyoto for Canada is in the past … We are invoking our legal right to formally withdraw from Kyoto,” Kent told reporters after returning from talks in Durban, South Africa, on extending the protocol. He...
  • Climate conference approves landmark deal (Al Gore bailout fund)

    12/10/2011 9:33:27 PM PST · by JimWayne · 11 replies
    The Hindu ^ | December 11, 2011
    "This is a very significant package. None of us likes everything in it. Believe me, there is plenty the United States is not thrilled about," said U.S. climate envoy Todd Stern. But the package captured important advances that would be undone if it is rejected, he told the delegates.
  • Gingrich’s environmental proposals include altering climate with giant mirrors

    12/08/2011 11:43:54 PM PST · by Fred · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 120711 | Alexis Levinson
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich‘s hobby, he says, is studying “dinosaurs and other fossils.” He openly mourned the death of Knut the polar bear.Gingrich believes it is a “false dichotomy” to group policies according to whether they deal with the country’s economic problems or protect the environment. Instead, he thinks government can incentivize the production of new energy technologies, which would consequently help the environment and the economy by making the country less dependent on foreign oil. And he is not short on ideas of how to do it. “One generation’s science fiction is the next generation’s practical reality,” wrote...
  • Kyoto backs full of hot air

    12/06/2011 2:48:22 PM PST · by Clive · 8 replies
    Sun News Network ^ | 2011-12-06 | John Robson
    The devotion of right-thinking persons to the Kyoto Protocol is not just puzzling. It is proof they are not serious. If they were, they would be even more fed up than we so-called "deniers" over the failure of Kyoto, and its 17 fancy follow-up conferences, to do anything important to stop climate change. Obviously supporters such as Jean Chretien and Bill Clinton were cynics, signing the accord for domestic political gain without having or wanting a plan to meet its targets. Indeed, Clinton never even asked for U.S. Senate ratification, let alone pushed for it. But what can explain the...
  • Bob Woodward says Al Gore is 'unpleasant and taxing'...

    12/06/2011 12:49:28 PM PST · by Heuristic Hiker · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 6, 2011 | Mark Duell
    Bob Woodward says Al Gore is 'unpleasant and taxing'... as he's told 'public know just 1% of details on Clinton's government' -Watergate journalist didn't enjoy sitting next to Al Gore -He claims we know little about Clinton administration -Mr Gore was speaking at investment dinner last week If you ever get to hold that dream dinner party of writers and politicians, feel free to invite Bob Woodward or Al Gore. But just don’t ask both. Mr Woodward, 68, the former Washington Post reporter who gained fame through the Watergate scandal, is not a fan of the former vice-president. He said...
  • UN chief doubts comprehensive climate deal likely ("may be beyond our reach for now" .. WHEW!!)

    12/06/2011 9:26:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/6/11 | Arthur Max - AP
    DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — An all-encompassing climate deal "may be beyond our reach for now," the U.N. chief said Tuesday as China and India delivered a setback to European plans to negotiate a new treaty that would bind all parties to their pledges on greenhouse gas emissions. The European "road map" toward a new accord that would take effect after 2020 is a centerpiece of negotiations among 194 countries at a U.N. climate conference in the South African coastal city of Durban. It has been presented as a condition for Europe to renew and expand its emissions reduction targets...
  • Bob Woodward says sitting next to Al Gore is 'taxing, unpleasant’

    12/06/2011 8:39:45 AM PST · by maggief · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 6, 2011 | Judy Kurtz
    EXCERPT Describing an event where he was paired up next to the monotone-talking ex-vice president, Woodward said, “Now, sitting next to Gore is taxing.” After some laughs from the crowd, Woodward continued, “In fact, it’s unpleasant.” Woodward offered up another tidbit from the conversation with his dinner companion. The investigative reporter asked the politician, more than five years after leaving office, how much the public knows about what went on during the Clinton administration. Gore replied, “One percent.” Woodward admitted that revelation made him feel a bit icky, saying, “I kind of died inside and have to confess to having...
  • Current TV's Cenk Uygur: Ronald Reagan Would Be a 'Huge Liberal' Now

    12/05/2011 5:14:05 PM PST · by Enchante · 20 replies
    The Wrap/Reuters ^ | Lucas Shaw
    So if the Republican party has shifted so far to the right, and the Democrats have shifted to adjust, doesn’t that mean the populace has as well? Those changes are not at all reflective of what the population believes
  • New 'extreme cold' warning will replace wind chill warning

    12/05/2011 5:32:56 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 25 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-4-11 | andy rathbun
    You won't be hearing wind chill warnings in the Twin Cities this winter - but not because it won't get cold. Several National Weather Service offices, including the office in Chanhassen, are replacing wind chill warnings with what they're calling "extreme cold" warnings. "In large part, it's just a name change," said Todd Krause, warning coordination meteorologist for the weather service's Chanhassen office. Krause said warnings used to be issued if the wind chill factor dropped to minus 35. But if the temperature was minus 35 with no wind, no warning was issued. The new extreme cold warning will be...
  • Algore helping Yukon Cornelious fight the Bumble

    12/01/2011 6:01:34 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 11 replies
    me ^ | 12-1-11 | wobly bob
    Exclusive FR photo:when not fighting global climate change, Algore is saving the UN on the Island of Misfit dictators from the evil, republican Bumble.
  • Climategate 2.0: Bias in Scientific Research

    11/29/2011 5:18:54 AM PST · by grayhog · 7 replies
    Dr. Roy Spencer ^ | November 23, 2011 | Dr. Roy Spencer
    Climategate 2.0: Bias in Scientific Research November 23rd, 2011 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Ever since the first Climategate e-mail release, the public has become increasingly aware that scientists are not unbiased. Of course, most scientists with a long enough history in their fields already knew this (I discussed the issue at length in my first book Climate Confusion), but it took the first round of Climategate e-mails to demonstrate it to the world. The latest release (Climategate 2.0) not only reveals bias, but also some private doubts among the core scientist faithful about the scientific basis for the...
  • The Recession Hits the Green Movement

    11/27/2011 4:31:25 AM PST · by expat1000 · 14 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Saturday, November 26, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Do you know what Africa needs most of all? If you answered food or international peacekeepers, then you're wrong and clearly not cut out to work for the government of a modern country. No what a continent filled with genocide, starving children, female genital mutilation and warring factions needs is help fighting global warming. Even as Climategate 2.0 emails reveal that there's less of science and more hot air to the whole thing, global leaders will do their part to cut carbon emissions by flying to South Africa to discuss how to cap global warming, and not in the usual...
  • Al Gore: Americans Are Yearning for 'Unvarnished Truth' Offered by Current TV

    11/26/2011 9:02:06 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    Al Gore: Americans Are Yearning for 'Unvarnished Truth' Offered by Current TV By Tim Graham Created 11/25/2011 - 11:26am In a special 80th anniversary edition of Broadcasting & Cable magazine (not online), former vice president Al Gore lays out his vision for how the American public is just desperately hungry for Current TV -- actual ratings numbers notwithstanding. To add humor on top of humor, Gore insisted that Current TV is not really leftist. "Some of our competitors may see us as being on the left side of the spectrum," Gore admitted, "but the entire spectrum has been pulled so...
  • Climate Skeptics Quick To Dub New E-Mail Bonanza 'Climategate 2.0'

    11/23/2011 2:52:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 22, 2011 | Craig Bannister
    About 5,000 emails by scientists contributing to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have been made public. Climate skeptics see it as a repeat of a similar e-mail release in 2009 that cast doubts on the objectivity and science of warming advocates – and an opportunity. And, they've already adopted a name for the new release, tying it to the 2009 scandal: Climategate 2.0.Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, says the latest e-mails – if authentic – could debunk the Obama administration's justification for imposing costly, crippling regulations on the...
  • Al Gore hails Pinoy youth

    11/22/2011 6:51:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Mindanao Examiner ^ | November 22, 2011
    More than 200 Filipino children and youths gathered Tuesday in Pasay City for a national forum on climate change organized by the Climate Change Commission. The national youth workshop, as part of the first carbon neutral event in the Philippines, was held at the SMX Mall of Asia Convention Centre. It was organized by the Climate Change Commission in partnership with Al Gore’s The Climate Reality Project, National Youth Commission, Sangguniang Kabataan Federation, Council for the Welfare of Children, UNICEF-Philippines and USAID-Philippines. In a message sent for the national gathering, Nobel Laureate and former United States Vice President Al Gore,...
  • Climategate 2.0 emails – They’re Real and They’re Spectacular!

    11/22/2011 5:06:59 PM PST · by lbryce · 30 replies
    Watt's Up With That? ^ | November 22, 2011 | Staff
    A better link to where to download the new file is posted below the fold – Anthony UPDATE: 8:20 AM PST These emails have not been verified yet, and this story was posted by one of my moderating staff while I was asleep. Until such time they are verified, tread lightly because without knowing what is behind the rest of the zip file, for all we know it’s a bunch of recipes and collection of ipsem lorem text files. I’m working to authenticate these now and will report when I know more – Anthony Watts UPDATE2: 8:45AM PST The...
  • Dr. James Hansen’s growing financial scandal, now over a million dollars of outside income

    11/21/2011 2:50:25 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | November 18, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    It seems esteemed NASA astronomer turned climatologist turned paid activist Dr. James Hansen of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has not been reporting some income that he is required by law to do. How long will NASA continue to look the other way? Chris Horner explains. – AnthonyA Summary of James E. Hansen’s NASA Ethics FileBy Christopher HornerNASA records released to resolve litigation filed by the American Tradition Institute reveal that Dr. James E. Hansen, an astronomer, received approximately $1.6 million in outside, direct cash income in the past five years for work related to — and, according...
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel: Progressives on the march to take over Congress

    11/19/2011 10:45:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2011 | Katrina vanden Heuvel
    Progressives are on the move once more. Wisconsin lit the spark, as workers, students, teachers and farmers occupied the state’s capitol in February and launched recall elections that sobered conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his legislative allies. Occupy Wall Street turned that spark into a conflagration that swept the nation. Last week, in Ohio and Maine and even Mississippi, voters overwhelmingly rejected efforts to trample worker rights, constrict the right to vote and roll back women’s rights. These electoral victories have led pundits to wonder whether Occupy Wall Street will imitate the Tea Party and stand candidates for office....
  • How Obama’s Alternative-Energy Programs Became Green Graft (by unscrupulous means)

    11/12/2011 9:16:00 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 9 replies
    Victory chronicles ^ | Saturday November 12, 2011 | Peter Schweizer.
    Where did green-energy cash go? Straight to campaign donors. Read more about Peter Schwiezer’s Throw Them All Out in the new Newsweek on sale Monday. When President-elect Obama came to Washington in late 2008, he was outspoken about the need for an economic stimulus to revive a struggling economy. He wanted billions of dollars spent on “shovel-ready projects” to build roads; billions more for developing alternative-energy projects; and additional billions for expanding broadband Internet access and creating a “smart grid” for energy consumption. After he was sworn in as president, he proclaimed that taxpayer money would assuredly not be doled...
  • Holyoke (MA) Peck School students learn '350' is the stable and safe upper limit for CO2 in the air

    11/12/2011 11:08:30 AM PST · by matt04 · 34 replies
    Climate change was the lesson for Peck School students recently in a program that featured formation of a giant “350.” The number refers to a threshold: Some scientists say people must work to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide from its current level of 392 parts per million in the atmosphere to below 350 parts per million, which is considered the stable and safe upper limit. To cap the climate-change lesson plan in late September, 600 students, teachers and other staff at the school gathered in a field outside the 1916 Northampton St. school. They divided into three groups of...
  • Populist Presidents

    11/06/2011 7:59:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 6, 2011 | Salena Zito
    GETTYSBURG – On Memorial Day 1963, Vice President Lyndon Johnson stood where Abraham Lincoln gave his immortal address here. In a calculated leap, Johnson gave a politically charged speech at an event meant to mark a solemn occasion. It marked his transformation from a Texas conservative into a progressive populist. Americans have long embraced populist movements emphasizing the disconnect between elites and Main Street. Sometimes these movements lead to the White House; more often, they do not. The upside of populism is when it rails against government and achieves something better through real reform; the downside is when it pits...
  • Climategate II? 'Science-Settling' Study 'Proving' Global Warming Allegedly Shows None

    10/30/2011 6:43:11 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 30, 2011 | Tom Blumer
    "A story breaking in the UK contends that results obtained by the prof's BEST (Berkeley Earth Surface Temperatures) project team, instead of "settling the debate" in favor of warmists, showed that global warming "has stopped." If so, this is potentially as explosive as the "hide the decline" conspiracy uncovered almost two years ago when the Climategate emails surfaced."
  • Financial turmoil grips two more ‘green energy’ companies receiving federal loan guarantees

    10/31/2011 10:55:40 AM PDT · by martosko · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/31/2011 | Jim Davis
    Two “clean energy companies” which Barack Obama and Harry Reid have touted as creators of “green energy jobs” have joined Solyndra on the growing list of federal loan recipients facing financial turmoil and default. And a new poll indicates that voters don’t support the idea of agenda-driven federal loans to chosen corporations. Beacon Power Corp., a Massachusetts based energy storage company, filed for bankruptcy on Sunday, just one year after the company received a $43 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy. And The New York Times reports that Nevada Geothermal Power, another recipient of millions in DOE loan...
  • Global Warming Reality Check

    10/31/2011 10:00:39 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 12 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/31/2011 | Danny R. Butcher
    Now that the blowhard Al Gore has been shown to be the charlatan that he is, maybe we can get down to the business of understanding the science. Anthropogenic global warming is a theory with some supporting evidence and some refuting evidence. The theory can't be studied according to the scientific method, because there is no laboratory big enough, and no laboratory experiments that can be conducted of so complex a system that will provide certainty of result. Therefore, software models have been used a proxy. It has been conclusively proven, time and again, that the models can't predict current...
  • Snowstorm, Cold Makes Life In Zuccotti Park Difficult For OWS Protesters

    10/30/2011 2:55:40 PM PDT · by tje · 55 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/30/2011 | Unattributed
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Saturday’s snow storm made life in Zuccotti Park miserable for Occupy Wall Street protesters. Demonstrators were left drenched with rain and then snow as the storm moved through the region. Central Park set a record for both the date and the month of October with 2.9 inches of snow. Those camping out in the park have been stockpiling donated blankets, scarves, coats and have been trying to get more tents, cots and tarps.
  • Palin’s endorsement is worth 5 Bidens (Worth the same as President Clinton's!!)

    10/28/2011 2:05:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | October 27, 2011 | Don Surber
    Joe Biden may have defeated her for the vice presidency in 2008, but Sarah Palin has more clout. An endorsement by her is worth 5 times what an endorsement by him is worth. In fact, an endorsement by Sarah Palin is worth as much as an endorsement by Bill Clinton among voters. Rasmussen asked likely voters: “Suppose a politician came to your state and endorsed a candidate. Which of these politicians would make you most likely to vote for the candidate they endorsed?” Topping the poll, naturally, was President Barack Obama at 24%, followed surprisingly by former President George W....
  • The Inconvenient Truth Behind Fisker Funding Fiasco

    10/25/2011 8:49:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 25, 2011 | Mark Modica
    The wasteful and incomprehensible "green" energy policies of the Obama Administration continue to be exposed as a rip-off of American taxpayers. The latest insane venture involves hybrid auto start-up company, Fisker. While the story of Fisker receiving a $529 million loan from the Department of Energy has been widely reported, less known is the fact that green energy charlatan, Al Gore, may have played a key role in obtaining the loan. Before we move on to Gore's involvement in the Fisker fiasco, let's review what taxpayers are paying for regarding the White House's so-called green car "investment." The Fisker...
  • Warming could exceed safe levels in this lifetime

    10/23/2011 10:24:06 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 23, 2011 | Nina Chestney
    (Reuters) - Global temperature rise could exceed "safe" levels of two degrees Celsius in some parts of the world in many of our lifetimes if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, two research papers published in the journal Nature warned. "Certain levels of climate change are very likely within the lifetimes of many people living now ... unless emissions of greenhouse gases are substantially reduced in the coming decades," said a study on Sunday by academics at the English universities of Reading and Oxford, the UK's Met Office Hadley Center and the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand."Large parts of...
  • Al Gore wangled $529 million taxpayer loan for electric cars made in Finland

    10/22/2011 2:07:45 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | September 18, 2011 | Doug Book
    A September item from "Coach is Right" blog, just making news in the "legacy media!" Just when you thought crony handouts of taxpayer millions couldn’t get much worse than the White House managed Solyndra debacle, along comes the story of global warming shyster Al Gore and fledgling, plug-in hybrid car maker Fisker Automotive, Inc. In 2009, Gore happened to be at an event hosted by the California venture capital firm of Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield and Byers. Of course, Al happened to be there because he is a PARTNER in the firm. Well low and behold, Fisker CEO Henrik Fisker just...
  • Sarah Palin: American Crony Capitalism brings Jobs to Finland

    10/21/2011 2:33:40 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 24 replies
    Facebook ^ | Friday October 21, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    Yesterday, another shoe dropped in the chronicles of the Obama administration’s crony capitalism. A start-up electric car company with ties to Al Gore got a $529 million loan guarantee from Obama’s Department of Energy to build luxury electric Finland! Leaving aside the fact that to date only two of these $97,000 cars have been sold (one of them to a movie star), we might at least hope that this ridiculous exercise in the government picking winners minus any competitive, transparent process (Al Gore’s venture cap firm) and losers (the taxpayers subsidizing a car no one wants) would produce manufacturing jobs in the...
  • Energy Department Defends Loan to Company Building Electric Cars in Finland

    10/21/2011 10:23:35 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 26 replies ^ | Oct 21,2011 | FNS
    The Department of Energy is standing by a $529 million loan guarantee to a company building an electric car line in Finland. A department official, in a lengthy response posted on a government blog Thursday night, confirmed that the company Fisker is assembling its Karma electric car at its "overseas facility." The response comes after ABC News reported that the Obama administration gave the green light for the company to move the manufacturing to Finland two years after announcing the loan. The ABC News report noted the political connections enjoyed by Fisker and another company, Tesla Motors, which together received...
  • Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland

    10/21/2011 9:44:07 AM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies ^ | 10-20-11 | BRIAN ROSS, RONNIE GREENE
    With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work. Vice President Joseph Biden heralded the Energy Department's $529 million loan to the start-up electric car company called Fisker as a bright new path to thousands of American manufacturing jobs. But two years after the loan was announced, the job of assembling the flashy electric Fisker Karma sports car has been outsourced to Finland. "There...
  • Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland (Obama's Jobs Bill????)

    10/21/2011 9:34:50 AM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20,2011 | MATTHEW MOSK, BRIAN ROSS and RONNIE GREENE
    Video With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work. Vice President Joseph Biden heralded the Energy Department's $529 million loan to the start-up electric car company called Fisker as a bright new path to thousands of American manufacturing jobs. But two years after the loan was announced, the job of assembling the flashy electric Fisker Karma sports car has been outsourced to Finland....
  • Car Company Gets U. S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland

    Wirh approval from the Obama adminstration $529 million
  • Car Company Gets US Loan, Builds Cars In Finland --$529,000,000

    10/20/2011 8:47:31 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 18 replies
    Abcnews ^ | 10.20.11
    ABC NEWS and iWATCH NEWS Today, 9:47 PM EDT With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work. Vice President Joseph Biden heralded the Energy Department's $529 million loan to the start-up electric car company called Fisker as a bright new path to thousands of American manufacturing jobs. But two years after the loan was announced, the job has been outsourced to Finland.
  • FLASHBACK>>Gore-Backed Car Firm Gets Large U.S. Loan (FiskerGate)

    10/20/2011 5:17:17 PM PDT · by milwguy · 7 replies
    wsj ^ | sept 25, 2009 | josh mitchell
    WASHINGTON -- A tiny car company backed by former Vice President Al Gore has just gotten a $529 million U.S. government loan to help build a hybrid sports car in Finland that will sell for about $89,000. The award this week to California startup Fisker Automotive Inc. follows a $465 million government loan to Tesla Motors Inc., purveyors of a $109,000 British-built electric Roadster. Tesla is a California startup focusing on all-electric vehicles, with a number of celebrity endorsements that is backed by investors that have contributed to Democratic campaigns The awards to Fisker and Tesla have prompted concern from...
  • Did Al Gore contribute to a $20 billion loss in Apple capitalization? (Couldn't keep his mouth shut)

    10/20/2011 10:16:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/20/2011 | Tony Kondacks
    Apple shares fell about 5% on the opening of trading this morning on news that 3rd quarter earnings did not meet expectations. With a market capitalization of over $370 billion , a 5% loss represents almost $20 billion. Apple's fourth quarter ended September 24th. Despite incredible sales of 17 million iPhones during that period, representing a 21% increase over the same period a year earlier, this was less than the 20 million projected. On September 21st, Al Gore was reported to have let the cat out of the bag by confirming rumors that a new iPhone would be released in...
  • Keith Olbermann: Paid $10 Million to Lose Viewers

    10/19/2011 11:59:24 AM PDT · by CT · 16 replies
    CBS Business Interactive Web Site ^ | October 18, 2011 | Constantine von Hoffman
    Keith Olbermann is not in the witness protection program, but he might as well be. His show on Al Gore’s Current TV (America’s least watched network) has lost nearly a third of its viewers in four months. Pretty impressive result for $10 million a year. That’s just his salary. Countdown with Keith Olbermann was a major draw when it was on MSNBC. On January 21, the network took a big hit when Olbermann announced on air that that would be his last show for them. Then in June, Current launched Olbermann and Countdown. It was no surprise that Olbermann drew...
  • Coffee going extinct?

    10/17/2011 3:17:05 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 90 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/17/11
    Just saw an apoplytic demise of coffee by the reporters on CBS 11 Dallas around 4:54 CDT, stating that according to Starbucks "scientists" that the coffee bean will be extinct in 20 years, to guess what, global warming.
  • Al Gore Now a Great Lakes Expert

    10/17/2011 7:08:41 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 22 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/17/2011 | Russ Harding
    Al Gore was in Detroit recently to proclaim that he has acquired profound knowledge that all things related to the Great Lakes are the result of man caused global warming. Speaking to 500 of the faithful at Wayne State University, the former vice president did not limit his remarks to the Great Lakes, but also blamed recent weather related disasters around the world on global warming. According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, Gore is convinced that weather-related events from downpours in Pakistan and Columbia to wildfires in Australia and drought in Texas are evidence of the looming...
  • Romney's Bad Advice

    10/14/2011 4:49:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | October 14, 2011 | Editor
    Campaigning: The GOP front-runner for 2012 sought advice on global warming and carbon emissions from the president's current science czar — an advocate of de-developing America and population control. Politics is said to make strange bedfellows, but no coupling in our view is more bizarre than when John Holdren, now President Obama's assistant for science and technology, once advised GOP presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on environmental policy. Holdren's bizarre views are best suited for an adviser to someone like, say, Pol Pot. He views humanity as a plague on the planet and the Industrial Revolution as...
  • Gore links climate change to Great Lakes problems

    10/14/2011 5:20:41 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 10-14-11 | John Flesher
    DETROIT - Former Vice President Al Gore linked climate change to a rash of environmental catastrophes Thursday, from floods in Pakistan to drought in Texas and rampant algae blooms sucking oxygen from Lake Erie. The fallout from a warming planet is being felt around the world, Gore said in a speech during the annual meeting of the International Joint Commission, which advises the U.S. and Canadian governments on issues affecting shared waterways. Things will get worse unless people reject a campaign of denial orchestrated by the fossil fuel industry and make significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, he said.
  • Al Gore backs Occupy Wall Street protests

    10/13/2011 9:37:45 AM PDT · by maggief · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 13, 2011 | Andrew Restuccia
    Former Vice President Al Gore threw his support behind the Occupy Wall Street protests Wednesday night, arguing that the country’s elected officials have failed the public on everything “from the economy to the climate crisis.” Gore, a vocal advocate of policies to address climate change, called the protests — which have spread around the country — a “true grassroots movement.” “From the economy to the climate crisis, our leaders have pursued solutions that are not solving our problems; instead they propose policies that accomplish little,” Gore wrote on his blog Wednesday night. “With democracy in crisis, a true grassroots movement...
  • Flagship UK carbon capture project 'close to collapse'

    10/10/2011 6:17:16 AM PDT · by RobertClark · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/06/2011 | Terry Macalister and Damian Carrington
    A £1bn flagship government project for fighting climate change – the construction of a prototype carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at Longannet in Scotland – is on the verge of collapse, it emerged on Thursday. Talks between the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) and Scottish Power have run into deep trouble and the electricity supplier is expected to pull the plug on the government-promoted scheme, which hoped to bury carbon emissions from the coal power station in the North Sea.