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  • Twenty-Five Years Since The Ozone Hole Killed Us All

    07/19/2017 6:49:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 7/18/2017 | Tony Heller
    DDT, Global Cooling, China Syndrome, Ozone Hole, Global Warming, Climate Change – the left moves seamlessly from one world ending snake oil scam to another. In 1992 they blamed the ozone hole on President Bush, and said it was going to kill us all.
  • Wikileaks: Fundamental flaw (Bragging about "ACTBLUE" Super PAC)

    10/20/2016 6:12:41 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 4 replies
    wikileaks ^ | Date: 2016-01-21 Oct 20 2016 | wikileaks To: Date: 2016-01-21 17:01 Subject: Fundamental flaw Dear John, Ted Cruz's super PAC just poured $2.5 million into ad buys in Iowa and South Carolina. Sounds scary, right? Well, it is and it isn't. $2.5M is certainly a lot of money, but super PACs have to pay exorbitant charges for TV ad time compared to real campaigns, and they can't coordinate with the campaigns on messaging. Which means that a real campaign could make the same impact for a whole lot less -- that's super PAC's fundamental flaw. Democrats fundraising through ActBlue don't need $2.5 million in expendable...
  • Hillary Clinton raises $1.5 million at Martha's Vineyard party while Obamas dine elsewhere

    08/21/2016 6:23:14 PM PDT · by jonatron · 122 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/18/2016 | Christi Parsons
    Hillary Clinton dropped by the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard over the weekend to pick up more than $1 million in campaign contributions during an elegant party at the summer home of one of her most devoted supporters. Thirty people contributed $50,000 apiece to attend the Saturday night function at the home of Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a wealthy investment manager so committed to Clinton that she couldn’t bring herself to vote for then-Sen. Barack Obama after he defeated her candidate in 2008. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were on the island at the time of the Saturday...
  • No **** Sherlock: Renewable Energy is a Disaster, New York Times Reveals

    07/20/2016 8:14:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 7/20/2016 | James Delingpole
    Today’s “No Shit Sherlock” award goes to the New York Times‘s environment pages for their belated discovery that renewable energy is a lame duck. Is the global effort to combat climate change, painstakingly agreed to in Paris seven months ago, already going off the rails? Germany, Europe’s champion for renewable energy, seems to be having second thoughts about its ambitious push to ramp up its use of renewable fuels for power generation. Hoping to slow the burst of new renewable energy on its grid, the country eliminated an open-ended subsidy for solar and wind power and put a ceiling on...
  • Taylor Swift Is The Top Earning Musician of 2015

    05/06/2016 9:53:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 5/5/2016 | Cady Lang
    Between adding to her ever-growing celeb squad and feigning shock at winning yet another award, Taylor Swift is continuing her quest for world domination by claiming the title of top earning musician in 2015. The pop princess topped Billboard‘s Top Money-Makers list for 2015, beating out heavy hitters like Adele and One Direction with a total revenue of $73.5 million. The majority of her earnings for the year came from her wildly successful 1989 World Tour, clocking in at $61.7 million.
  • Burning Man 2016 Ticket Information

    02/04/2016 10:12:05 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 2/4/2016 | unknown
    Welcome to the 2016 Burning Man Ticket Page. This is the official source for information about Black Rock City 2016 tickets. For more background information about changes this year, please read the post on the Burning Man Journal.
  • O’Malley: Climate Change is ‘Greatest Business Opportunity’ in 100 Years

    01/19/2016 8:21:43 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 1/18/2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    In his opening remarks during Sunday's fourth Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, S.C, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley called climate change "the greatest business opportunity to come to the United States in a hundred years."
  • (Complete no edits) Planned Parenthood’s Big Bucks – Who Gives and Who Gets

    07/22/2015 11:44:17 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 10 replies ^ | July 22, 2015 | Russ Helper
    We reported here about the fact that Planned Parenthood – the nation’s leading abortion provider and baby body parts seller – is giving big bucks to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
  • Dem mega-donor Steyer caught up in Oregon governor scandal

    02/14/2015 10:23:19 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 2/14/2015 | Rick Moran
    Democratic mega donor Tom Steyer financed at least one of the green groups who made payments to former Governor John Kitzhaber's fiancee, Cylvia Hayes while she was an "unofficial" advisor in the governor's office. The payments were made at the same time that the state was evaluating green fuel standards. The Washington Free Beacon is also reporting that several Steyer associates were involved in the scheme.
  • NBC probe centers on staffer in shooting story error

    04/05/2012 8:37:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 5, 2012
    (Reuters) - An internal NBC News probe has determined a "seasoned" producer was to blame for a misleading clip of a 911 call that the network broadcast during its coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting, according to two sources at the network. NBC News brass interviewed more than half a dozen staffers during its investigation of the misleadingly edited 911 call placed by George Zimmerman just before he shot the unarmed Florida teenager, said the sources, one of whom is an executive at the network. The clip aired on the network's flagship "Today" morning show last week. The edit made...
  • Cain to End Candidacy Tomorrow? (Major Announcement tomorrow.)

    12/02/2011 11:35:32 AM PST · by sunmars · 301 replies · 1+ views
    Embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain is inviting his top supporters and donors to Atlanta on Saturday for a meeting in which he will give them advance word of whether he intends to continue his campaign, sources close to the campaign said Friday. One supporter who has been summoned to the private session said he believes that Cain is likely to announce he is ending his candidacy. Another who has been invited to the morning meeting says attendees have been told he has made no decision, but wanted to meet with some of the supporters to express his gratitude. Several sources...
  • Rick Perry Announces -- And the Boogeyman is Back

    08/14/2011 3:50:13 PM PDT · by DRey · 102 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | August 13, 2011 | John Podhoretz
    “I will work every day to make Washington, DC as inconsquential in your life as I can,” says Rick Perry as he announces for president. Well, there it is. The 2012 race in a nutshell—”America is not broken. Washington D.C. is broken,” as Perry said, in contrast to Barack Obama’s continuing insistence that government must somehow lead the way out of the economic doldrums with infrastructure banks and payroll tax cuts and extending unemployment insurance. If the dividing line between Republicans and Democrats is that Democrats want, in some sense, to direct America from Washington, Republicans believe the United States...
  • Mmmmmm...Deep Fried Butter and Bribery

    08/14/2011 3:58:28 PM PDT · by evilrooster · 14 replies
    The Ames Straw Poll, a sideshow Iowa Republican Party fundraiser, is finally over. The best thing about this straw poll is that it cuts to the chase and gets to the very heart of American politics – bribery.The presidential politicking season finally kicked off in earnest as Republican Party candidates all gathered in the heartland for a bit of old fashioned Americana. They feasted upon heart clogging delicacies such as fried butter on a stick and engaged in the fine political art of bribery. Yes, the straw poll results are not about the candidates’ ideas, their personas, their debate skills...
  • Palin-McCain Visit Starting To Take Shape

    03/11/2010 8:47:43 PM PST · by pissant · 52 replies · 1,103+ views
    Fox ^ | 3/11/10 | Jake Gibson
    Former Republican vice presidential nominee and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be in Arizona the last weekend of March as part of Senator John McCain's re-election campaign. Details of that trip are now starting to come into focus. McCain and his 2008 running mate will host a campaign rally in Tucson on the afternoon of Friday March 26th, before holding a high dollar fundraiser at the Arizona Biltmore later that evening. On Saturday the 27th they will hold another rally in Phoenix. For the fundraiser, $2500 gets you into the dinner as well as an hour-long pre-dinner VIP reception, including...
  • Video: CNN meteorologist calls global-warming hysteria “arrogant”

    12/20/2008 11:22:48 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 1,483+ views ^ | December 20, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Notable, I’d say, both for the source and the sentiment. On CNN last night, meteorologist Chad Myers discussed the record snowfall and cold in Las Vegas with Lou Dobbs, who asked him what this had to say about global warming. Myers compared the research models to analyzing the reliability of a three-day-old car:
  • Global Warming Skeptics Question Authority

    12/20/2008 12:58:13 PM PST · by foutsc · 16 replies · 734+ views
    Nietzche is Dead ^ | 20 Dec 08 | foutsc
    Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer. -- George Santayana Do not allow yourselves to be deceived: Great Minds are Skeptical. -- Friedrich NietzscheMillions of gullible world citizens have surrendered all sanity and skepticism to worship at Reverend Albert Gore's altar to Gaia. Meanwhile, here are quotes from some of the world's leading scientists to remind us that the science is not "settled," nor is there a consensus. Both very unscientific terms, by the way: “I am a skeptic…Global warming has become a new religion.” -...
  • Al Gore: The entire polar ice cap will disappear within 5 years

    12/13/2008 3:25:48 PM PST · by jsh3180 · 126 replies · 4,038+ views
    Video of the Goreacle speaking in Germany this past week.
  • Environmentalists See Golden Opportunity in Obama Administration [Twenty-eight green groups....]

    12/13/2008 8:02:35 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 441+ views
    Environmentalists See Golden Opportunity in Obama Administration Twenty-eight green groups compiled 359 pages of suggestions, hoping for a green revival post-Bush. By MARK CLAYTON Dec. 11, 2008— The toxic lead-tainted earth that crunches under Rebecca Jim's feet when the environmental activist visits Tar Creek in northeast Oklahoma reminds her that in the United States today, the "polluter doesn't pay." Lead and zinc mining over a century turned Tar Creek orange, poisoned residents, and made it the nation's first Superfund toxic cleanup site in 1983. But a quarter century later, the federal cleanup fund is broke and the 40-square-mile area dubbed...
  • Global Warming's Poor, Huddled Masses

    12/12/2008 6:06:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 847+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 12, 2008 | DAVID A. RIDENOUR
    Barack Obama doesn't have a mandate for his global warming policies. He doesn't even have a mandate from his most fervent supporters.Last month, President-elect Obama promised to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 — approximately a 16% cut — and then to cut them an additional 80% by 2050. That's a 68% cut from today's levels and would mean trimming U.S. carbon emissions to roughly where they were in 1905. Think about 1905 for a minute. There were just 77,988 registered vehicles in the U.S., compared to over 250 million today — or just one vehicle...
  • Obama's Carbon Busters - A team of Al Gore's protégés takes over energy policy

    12/12/2008 6:37:12 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies · 641+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 12, 2009
    After the selection of a largely centrist economic team, liberals have been asking when President-elect Obama would give them a seat at the table. Well, now we know, and Americans should strap themselves in. Mr. Obama is stocking his energy shop with the greenest of greens who want to move fast on a very aggressive climate agenda. Here come the carbon busters. It's striking that the moderate in this bunch may be Steven Chu, who has reportedly been tapped as Energy Secretary. Though a political unknown, Mr. Chu is the respected director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where the...