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  • The Algore effect, Freeze Warning for Eastern Hampshire, MA

    04/28/2012 3:57:31 PM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies
  • Live stream: Watch Former Vice President Al Gore speak at Hampshire College

    04/27/2012 12:40:34 PM PDT · by matt04 · 22 replies
    Former Vice President Al Gore is scheduled to speak at the inauguration of Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash, which is set to start at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Gore served as Bill Clinton's vice president from 1993 to 2001, lost his bid for the presidency in 2000 and won a Nobel Peace Prize with the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007. You can watch a live stream of the event put together by Hampshire College below or follow along on Twitter by searching the hashtag #jlash.
  • Former Vice President Al Gore scheduled to speak at Hampshire College

    04/24/2012 4:47:41 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    Former Vice President Al Gore will be in town Friday as the keynote speaker at the inauguration of Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash. Gore, who served as vice president under President Clinton for two-terms, ran unsuccessfully for president in 2000. In 2007, Gore won the Nobel Prize with the U.N Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. “An Inconvenient Truth,” a film about his campaign to educate people about global warming, won two Oscars in 2006. In 2005, he co-founded Current TV. Lash has been serving at the college's sixth president since July. ... The theme of the inaugural is “Educating for...
  • US files antitrust suit against Apple

    04/11/2012 4:23:25 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 11 2012 | Bob Van Voris
    The U.S. filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Corp., Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster in New York district court, claiming collusion over eBook pricing. Apple and Macmillan, which have refused to engage in settlement talks with the Justice Department, deny they colluded to raise prices for digital books, according to people familiar with the matter. They will argue that pricing agreements between Apple and publishers enhanced competition in the e-book industry, which was dominated by Inc. (AMZN)
  • Keith Olbermann Gets Fired by Current TV, Goes Ballistic

    03/30/2012 7:47:37 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 120 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3-30-12 | Frederick E. Allen
    Former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, the heads of Current TV, have just fired their star anchorman, Keith Olbermann, who previously left MSNBC on bad terms. Gore and Hyatt released a statement saying that “the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers . . . are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it.” According to Talking Points Memo, insiders say Olbermann missed almost half his working days in January and February and insisted on taking an unauthorized vacation day the day before Super Tuesday. Here is a statement...
  • Another Gore Conflict of Interest

    04/09/2012 11:12:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    Another Gore Conflict of Interest EXCLUSIVE: Apple’s hydrogen power plans fueled by Al Gore’s conflict of interest? Written By Gene J. Koprowski Published April 09, 2012 A conservative think tank is making fresh conflict of interest allegations against consumer electronics giant Apple and its most famous board member, former vice president and green energy advocate Al Gore. Apple plans to fuel a new data center in suburban Charlotte, N.C., partly by two dozen hydrogen power units from Bloom -- a revolutionary power company. But the National Center for Public Policy Research thinks the real winner may be not the...
  • ....And Environmental Justice For All, Comrade

    04/06/2012 1:00:30 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 86 replies
    My Brain, | 4/6/12 | Alan Levy
    Hey, take a look at what I found on the EPA's website (Yes, I have a life. Really. I do. Promise.): ********************************** "Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Fair treatment means that no group of people should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, governmental and commercial operations or policies. Meaningful involvement means that: (1) people have an opportunity to participate in decisions about activities that may...
  • Keith Olbermann Files Lawsuit Against Current TV (Read the Complaint)

    04/05/2012 3:53:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 5, 2012 | Matthew Belloni
    The war of words between Keith Olbermann and Current TV is now officially a legal battle, with the fired anchor filing a lawsuit Thursday accusing his former employer of breach of contract, sabotage and disparagement, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Read the full complaint here. According to the 43-page, eight-count complaint, filed Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles Superior Court by attorney Patty Glaser of LA's Glaser Weil firm, Olbermann was terminated without cause a year into his five-year, $50 million contract with the left-leaning TV network. He claims he is owed between $50 million and $70 million in damages based...
  • Keith Olbermann Sues Current TV

    04/05/2012 2:32:03 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 20 replies
    TMZ ^ | 4/5/2012 | TMZ STAFF
    Keith Olbermann has just sued Current TV for firing him ... TMZ has learned. Keith filed the lawsuit moments ago in L.A. County Superior Court -- claiming he was wrongfully terminated from the network last Friday. Olbermann is reportedly suing for breach of contract, sabotage and disparagement. Sources tell TMZ, the lawsuit contains a reference to an email from Current TV President David Bohrman, in which Bohrman admits "the 33rd street studio [where Keith's show was filmed] is never going to be a professional facility. We are paying for a Porsche [the studio] and getting a Yugo [a notoriously crappy...
  • Reuters: Low Ratings Could End Cable Deal for Gore's Current TV

    04/05/2012 11:45:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Reuters: Low Ratings Could End Cable Deal for Gore's Current TV (Reuters) - Al Gore's Current TV has bigger problems to deal with than a potential lawsuit from fired news anchor Keith Olbermann - namely not getting kicked off Time Warner Cable for low ratings. According to three sources with knowledge of the situation, Time Warner Cable Inc's carriage agreement with Current TV stipulates that, if the left-leaning political news network fails to meet a minimum threshold for overall viewers in a given quarter, financial penalties such as Current TV being required to increase marketing and promotion spending on the...
  • Exclusive: Low ratings could end cable deal for Gore's Current TV

    04/04/2012 10:04:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 5, 2012 | Peter Lauria
    (Reuters) - Al Gore's Current TV has bigger problems to deal with than a potential lawsuit from fired news anchor Keith Olbermann - namely not getting kicked off Time Warner Cable for low ratings. According to three sources with knowledge of the situation, Time Warner Cable Inc's carriage agreement with Current TV stipulates that, if the left-leaning political news network fails to meet a minimum threshold for overall viewers in a given quarter, financial penalties such as Current TV being required to increase marketing and promotion spending on the cable operator's systems are triggered. If Current TV misses the audience...
  • Hollywood Hypocrites Book

    New York Times bestselling author of Obama Zombies and gonzo journalist Jason Mattera takes the first stand with Hollywood Hypocrites, as he slays the Left’s sacred celebrity cows and teaches Obama’s Tinseltown foot soldiers their most important lesson yet: No longer can they attempt to deny Americans the very liberties they use to catapult themselves to prosperity and stardom. In his trademark eye-opening, no-holds-barred, and hilarious style, Mattera puts scores of A-list celebrities, including Sting, Madonna, Bono, Al Gore, Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon, Cameron Diaz, Bruce Springsteen, and many, many more under the microscope to analyze whether they live by...
  • Keith Olbermann on Current TV Dismissal: "I Screwed Up" [barf alert!]

    04/03/2012 10:23:08 PM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies ^ | 4/3/12 | Bruna Nessif
    This is an interesting side to Keith Olbermann. The former Countdown host admitted that he "screwed up" when it came to his dismissal from Current TV while on The Late Show With David Letterman. "I screwed up really big on this. Let's just start there. I thought we could do this. It's my fault that it didn't succeed in the sense that I didn't think the whole thing through," he said. "I didn't say, 'You know, if you buy a $10 million chandelier, you should have a house to put it in. Just walking around with a $10 million chandelier...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 04-01-12 (Olbermann hired by Fox News, DUmmies torn)

    04/01/2012 8:26:29 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 45 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies | April 1, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    No, I'm kidding. April Fools. Keefie is still fired. Oh, haven't you heard? Keith Olbermann was fired AGAIN, this time by Current TV, Algore's little network that nobody watches. And Keef now is vowing to take Algore to court. And so I'm NOT kidding about the DUmmies being torn. I mean, Olbie vs. Algore? What's a progressive to do? Multiple threads on this at the DUmp, more people commenting than probably watched his show. We'll start with this THREAD, "Gored: Olbermann Out at Current," and take it from there. So let us keep Current with KO and his fans...
  • Keith Olbermann Complained To Current TV That Car Service Drivers ‘Smelled, Talked To Him’

    03/31/2012 1:06:52 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 61 replies
    Mediate ^ | 3/31/12 | Tommy Christopher
    On the heels of Countdown host Keith Olbermann‘s firing from Current TV, the network and sources close to it have been quick to buttress their case for the dismissal with details of the temperamental star’s antics. One such source tells Mediaite, among other things, that Olbermann went through 8 different car services (he doesn’t drive), and complained to the network that some of the drivers “smelled,” and “talked to him,” the latter detail echoing a leak that once dogged then-Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. Earlier, Howard Kurtz tweeted that he was “Hearing allegation that Olbermann switched car co’s and vendors...
  • Keith Olbermann Threatens Suit Over Current TV Firing (Keith vs. Al purse fight)

    03/31/2012 12:50:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    ABC Yahoo ^ | 3/31/12 | Alyssa Newcomb
    Keith Olbermann has threatened to sue Current TV after the controversial host was fired from his primetime slot less than a year after he joined the network. Former Vice President Al Gore, the co-founder of Current TV, said in a statement that the network was founded on "values of respect, openness, collegiality and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann."
  • Keith Olbermann Complained To Current That Car Service Drivers ‘Smelled, Talked To Him’

    03/31/2012 3:10:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/31/12 | Tommy Christopher
    On the heels of Countdown host Keith Olbermann‘s firing from Current TV, the network and sources close to it have been quick to buttress their case for the dismissal with details of the temperamental star’s antics. One such source tells Mediaite, among other things, that Olbermann went through 8 different car services (he doesn’t drive), and complained to the network that some of the drivers “smelled,” and “talked to him,” -snip- Olbermann plans to counter Current’s PR offensive with an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday
  • Current TV fires Keith Olbermann, announces that Eliot Spitzer will join its lineup

    03/31/2012 12:15:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Current TV, the progressive cable network founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, announced minutes ago that it has fired Keith Olbermann, its best-known personality and chief news officer. As is often the case when media companies decide to part ways with a host, Olbermann’s dismissal is effective immediately – he won’t be given a chance to sign off or host a farewell show. Current’s cofounders published a letter to viewers announcing their decision. To the Viewers of Current: We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic...
  • Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann

    03/30/2012 2:04:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies
    NYT ^ | March 30, 2012 | Stelter
    Current TV said Friday afternoon that it had terminated the contract of its lead anchor Keith Olbermann, scarcely one year after he was hired to reboot the channel in his progressive political image. In a letter to viewers, the channel said Friday, “We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic progressive outlet.  We are more committed to those goals today than ever before. Current was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers.   Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected...
  • Current TV fires commentator Olbermann

    03/30/2012 4:29:28 PM PDT · by mykroar · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/30/2012 | Jill Serjeant
    Television commentator Keith Olbermann has been fired by Current TV, the network's founders said on Friday, after just a year with the network.The founders of the public affairs TV channel, former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore and his business partner Joel Hyatt, announced Olbermann's departure in an open letter. "Current was ... founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it," they said.
  • Olbermann's Full Statement On Dismissal From Current TV

    03/30/2012 3:00:40 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 70 replies
    TPM ^ | 3/30/2012 | The voices in Keith Olbermann's head
    Keith Olbermann released the following statement on his termination from Current TV: I'd like to apologize to my viewers and my staff for the failure of Current TV. Editorially, Countdown had never been better. But for more than a year I have been imploring Al Gore and Joel Hyatt to resolve our issues internally, while I've been not publicizing my complaints, and keeping the show alive for the sake of its loyal viewers and even more loyal staff. Nevertheless, Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt, instead of abiding by their promises and obligations and investing in a quality news program, finally...
  • Al Gore Walks Into A Bar

    03/28/2012 1:23:23 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-28-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Links to all of the other installments of the liberal pickup lines series are at the original post.
  • Al Gore doesn't know he's a one-percenter

    03/20/2012 3:45:18 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 4 replies ^ | March 20, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The South by Southwest Festival (known as SXSW), held every March in Austin, Texas, bills itself as a "unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies." This year, things got a bit more political, adding a few sparks to its normal techie, artsy-fartsy flair. During a public discourse between former Vice President Al Gore Jr. and Sean Parker (who co-founded Napster), Gore said, “Our democracy has been hacked,” and urged the audience to commence an “Occupy Democracy” movement. This is eerily reminiscent of statements he made to Keith Olbermann last August, including the idea that we should work...
  • The Long Sunspot Cycle 23 Predicts a Significant Temperature Decrease in Cycle 24

    03/17/2012 10:49:11 PM PDT · by Paul Pierett · 24 replies
    Science Direct.Com ^ | February 2, 2012 | Jan-Erik Solheim, Kjell Stordahl, Ole Humlum
    a b s t r a c t Relations between the length of a sunspot cycle and the average temperature in the same and the next cycle are calculated for a number of meteorological stations in Norway and in the North Atlantic region. No significant trend is found between the length of a cycle and the average temperature in the same cycle, but a significant negative trend is found between the length of a cycle and the temperature in the next cycle. This provides a tool to predict anaverage temperature decrease of at least 1:0 1C from solar cycle 23...
  • Gore: 'Our democracy has been hacked'

    03/13/2012 8:08:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies
    Gore: 'Our democracy has been hacked' By Daniel Strauss - 03/13/12 10:18 AM ET Al Gore said on Tuesday that America's democracy "has been hacked" and advocated for the use of digital tools to improve the government. Speaking to the high-tech crowd at the South by Southwest technology conference in Austin, Texas, the former vice president said that social media and digital technology should be used to "change the democratic conversation." "Our democracy has been hacked," Gore said, according to CNN. "It no longer works, in the main, to serve the interests of our people." He also urged the audience...
  • UN climate chief turns to CEOs for action

    02/21/2012 3:25:35 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/21/2012 | KARL RITTER
    STOCKHOLM (AP) — As governments bicker over who should do what to slow the pace of global warming, the U.N.'s climate chief is increasingly looking to business leaders to show the way forward to a low-carbon future. Christiana Figueres told The Associated Press on Tuesday that her efforts to reach out to high-profile executives from companies such as Coca-Cola, Unilever and Virgin Group represent "a deeper recognition of the fact that the private sector can contribute in a decisive way." Since the start of 2012, the Costa Rican head of the U.N. climate agency has met corporate leaders at the...

    02/16/2012 4:42:14 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 2/16/2012 | Becket Adams
    Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore says that he wants to end the practice of quarterly earnings guidance and “explore issuing loyalty-driven securities,” according to Reuters. Why? Because he believes that there needs to be an “overhaul of capitalism,” which he says, in its current form, has turned the world’s leading economies into “hotbeds” of irresponsible behavior.
  • Coldest winter in recent yrs, chill to stay till Feb 15 (India - Global Warming Update)

    02/10/2012 6:54:13 AM PST · by JimWayne · 5 replies
    Indian Express ^ | Feb 10, 2012 | Nisha Nambiar
    Severe cold wave conditions over west, northwest and central India saw the minimum temperature go below normal by 4-8 degrees C on Thursday. “This frequent cold wave condition experienced by the country this year definitely makes it among the coldest winters in the past years,’’ said IMD Director General Ajit Tyagi.
  • Severe Winter Weather Continues Its Hold on Europe (Global Warming Update)

    02/10/2012 6:47:31 AM PST · by JimWayne
    Voice of America ^ | Feb 4, 2012
    Severe winter weather continues to dominate in many European countries with air and road travel disrupted and gas supplies running low. The hardest-hit country is Ukraine, where temperatures as low as minus 32 degrees Celsius have left at least 122 people dead. Oleksandr Heits, head of a rescue unit in Kiev, said many of the victims are homeless citizens of Ukraine's capital.
  • Al Gore's Desperate Bid to Keep Keith Olbermann—and Save Current TV

    02/07/2012 5:24:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 6, 2012 | by Rebecca Dana
    The former VP’s Current TV is struggling to catch on—and he nearly lost star anchor Keith Olbermann after a breakdown in negotiations in November. It was early November when tensions between Keith Olbermann and Al Gore escalated into a crisis at Current TV. There had been a short honeymoon after Gore, the channel’s co-owner, had handed the notoriously temperamental anchor a reported $10 million salary and equity stake in February of last year, but the relationship soured quickly. Accustomed to the flashy graphics and slick broadcasts of MSNBC, Olbermann balked at the cheap sets and lo-fi production values at the...
  • Jennifer Granholm's 'The War Room' on Current TV: Some 1st night stumbles, but solid guests (review)

    01/31/2012 4:06:31 AM PST · by equaviator · 20 replies
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | January 30, 2012 | Troy Reimink
    (Jennifer) Granholm's first night on Current TV offered plenty of fodder for her fans and critics alike. “The War Room With Jennifer Granholm” tonight joined the prime-time lineup on the left-leaning cable channel half-owned by former Vice President Al Gore, and her show will run at least through the November elections. “I'm obsessed with democracy,” the former Michigan governor said, by way of introducing the first episode, which combines standard talking-head political analysis with pre-produced segments. “I've been there on the ground when people have lost their jobs, their homes, their loved ones overseas.” Since cable political talk shows do...
  • Phil Valentine's film attacks Al Gore, global warming claims

    01/29/2012 7:26:29 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies
    The Tennessean | 1/29/12 | Anne Paine
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  • Global Warming Skeptics Fight Back!

    01/21/2012 2:39:30 PM PST · by Phil Valentine · 23 replies
    An Inconsistent Truth-The Movie ^ | 1/21/2012 | Phil Valentine
    Our new movie has done what no other anti-global warming alarmist movie has managed to do and that is to break through the Hollywood guard and make it into theaters. An Inconsistent Truth opens at the Regal Hollywood 27 in Nashville on January 27. Plans are to expand from there. All that depends on you. You can purchase your advance tickets at Check out the trailer on our YouTube page. And pass this along to as many people as possible. We have a great opportunity to finally get the truth out about global warming and stop the socialists...
  • Apple shareholders vote against Gore!

    01/21/2012 12:52:31 PM PST · by bukkdems · 8 replies · 1+ views
    1/21/2012 | Vanity
    If you own shares of Apple, use your proxy vote to eliminate Al Gore from the board of directors.
  • Playing global warming games with glaciers

    01/19/2012 12:33:15 PM PST · by landsbaum · 4 replies
    Over at Real Science they have pulled back the curtain on another of the global warmists’ deceptive tactics. We will republish here what they have to say, which is so revealing of the way the warmists work:
  • Mitt Romney's Tax Returns

    01/17/2012 8:56:40 PM PST · by Chuckmorse · 23 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | Jan. 18, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    Democrats are all in a twitter over the recent revelation that Mitt Romney likely paid an annual average of only 15% of his income in taxes. They ignore the likelihood that he also likely paid an average of 10% of his income in annual tithing to charities as required by his Mormon faith. Democrats are banking on the premise that this sort of class envy rhetoric might help them in a year when the public has become conditioned to blame capitalism for the economic woes that have beset the country these past three years. As a presidential candidate, how does...
  • Al Gore, Sarah Palin and Dr. Robert Gates to speak at SkyBridge 2012 Hedge Fund SALT Conference

    01/11/2012 6:54:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    HedgeCo ^ | January 11, 2012 | Alex Akesson
    New York ( – $5.7 billion hedge fund firm, SkyBridge Capital, has announced that Vice President Al Gore, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates will serve as keynote speakers at the SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT 2012) Conference May 8 to 11, 2012, at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. “We are very excited to draw off the success of past SALT conferences to bring together leaders who are keen to present fresh thinking and hard views that will impact decision-making for investors, managers and the broader financial sector,” said Victor Oviedo, partner...
  • J&K, HP snowed under (Global Warming update)

    01/08/2012 6:22:58 PM PST · by JimWayne · 8 replies
    Times of India ^ | Jan 8, 2012
    Kangra Valley in Himachal got its first snow in 35 years... Overnight rains in Delhi added to the chill with the city recording a maximum of 17.7 degree C, three notches below normal though the minimum settled at 12.5 degrees, up five degrees.
  • Current says Keith Olbermann refused to anchor Iowa caucus coverage

    01/04/2012 4:21:56 PM PST · by presidio9 · 12 replies
    The Cutline ^ | January 4, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    Analyses of Tuesday's Iowa caucuses are the top of most news sites right now--including Current TV's homepage, which features images of Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich above a video featuring former U.S. vice president and Current co-founder Al Gore breaking down the results. One image conspicuously absent from the page: Keith Olbermann. Olbermann, the host of Current's "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" and listed on the masthead as the network's chief news officer, was supposed to be on air Tuesday night, assuring a concerned Twitter follower earlier in the day that he was "headed into the office now in...
  • The Republican's best bet may not be whom you expect (Says Huntsman is a new McCain)

    01/02/2012 4:23:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Lebanon Daily Star ^ | January 3, 2012 | Professor Chibli Mallat
    I have grown cynical of party politics in mature democracies, including the most exciting democracy of all, the United States. In the middle of a spectrum exclusively defined by Republicans and Democrats, personality and style must be favored over platforms that few candidates are ever able to implement. So many people are bored by politics in the U.S. that half of the voters don’t bother to vote. This is not necessarily a bad thing. If politics does not affect the daily life of citizens, to the extent that most can choose to ignore it, then some wisdom has been found...
  • Gore-mobile recalled as a fire hazard

    01/01/2012 8:24:32 AM PST · by opentalk · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail (Charleston, WV) ^ | January 1, 2012 | Don Surber
    Crony capitalism not only is a pain in the national wallet, but products from crony capitalists pose a physical danger. Fisker Automotive —fronted by Democratic eco-millionaire Al Gore —received a half-billion federal “loan” 2 years ago to make luxury electric cars. Not only was this a sweetheart from the Obama administration, but the deal financed the manufacture of unsafe electric lemons.From the New York Times: Fisker Automotive is recalling all 239 of its 2012 Karma luxury plug-in hybrid cars because of a fire hazard, according to a report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Prices on the 2012...
  • 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.
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    Daily Caller ^ | 120711 | Alexis Levinson
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