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  • EPA Regs Issued Under Obama Are 43 Times as Long as The Bible

    12/22/2014 9:55:32 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 20 replies
    cns news ^ | December 22, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    Since President Barack Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued 3,120 new final regulations, equaling 27,854 pages in the Federal Register, totaling approximately 27,854,000 words.
  • Elijah Cummings Savages Gruber: ‘Absolutely Stupid,’ ‘Incredibly Disrespectful’

    12/09/2014 8:47:40 AM PST · by W. · 67 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9 Dec 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings tore into MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber on Tuesday for his remarks on American voters and the passage of the Affordable Care Act. The ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee made GOP chairman Darrell Issa’s opening statement sound tame by comparison. “As far as I can tell, we are here today to beat up on Jonathan Gruber for stupid — I mean absolutely stupid — comments he made over the last few years,” he began, staring angrily at the hapless professor.
  • How Much Are St. Louis Rams Players Donating to Ferguson Community?

    11/30/2014 6:42:52 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    Self | November 30, 2014 | PJ-Comix
    I'm just curious but I am wondering how much $$$$ the St. Louis Rams players who pulled the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!" stunt are DONATING to the Ferguson community. Easy to pull off a stunt but... Money Talks, BS Walks.
  • Initiative Measure No. 594 Concerns background checks for firearm sales and transfers -County

    11/04/2014 9:44:19 PM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    results.vote.wa.gov ^ | 11/4/2014 | Unknown
    Initiative Measure No. 594 Concerns background checks for firearm sales and transfers - County Results
  • Police in Ferguson committed human rights abuses: Amnesty report

    10/24/2014 6:24:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 24, 2014 | BY CAREY GILLAM
    Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager, an international human rights organization said in a report released on Friday. The Amnesty International report said law enforcement officers should be investigated by U.S. authorities for the abuses, which occurred during weeks of racially charged protests that erupted after white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, on Aug. 9. The use by law enforcement of rubber bullets, tear gas and heavy military equipment and restrictions placed on peaceful...
  • US Army Still ‘The Best in History’ After 50-Year 1-1-7 Record (Satire!)

    10/06/2014 9:25:48 AM PDT · by Cry if I Wanna · 12 replies
    DuffleBlog ^ | October 6, 2014 | Frederick Taub
    THE PENTAGON — U.S. Army leaders insist their force is still “the greatest fighting force in human history” even after a woeful record exacerbated by two debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan, sources confirmed today. “Look at the Roman Legion,” said Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin ‘McFly’ Dempsey, comparing the Romans to the modern U.S. Army which failed in Vietnam, Kosovo, Iraq, Libya, Iraq again, Afghanistan, and barely tied in Korea. “They never once waged a proper counterinsurgency. They never won hearts and minds, they just went right in and nailed the insurgents to crosses along the Appian Way. That’s...
  • Michelle Obama warns Senate control, impeachment, rests on 'few hundred votes'

    10/02/2014 9:29:24 AM PDT · by W. · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/2/2014 | Paul Bedard
    Quote:"If you think folks who work 40-50 hours a week shouldn’t have to live in poverty in the wealthiest nation on Earth and if you don’t want women’s bosses making decisions about their birth control, then you need to step up right now."
  • Ebola’s arrival in U.S. was inevitable, experts say

    09/30/2014 10:39:45 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 69 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Semptember 30, 2014 | Seema Yasmin
    The world suddenly seemed a lot smaller when news broke Tuesday that the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. is being isolated and treated at a Dallas hospital. While the outbreak in West Africa has sickened more than 6,000 people and killed 3,083, it was only a matter of time before the virus hit closer to home, experts said. Dr. Edward Goodman, hospital epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, said he was not surprised that the Ebola virus came to his doorstep, given the number of cases in Africa. There is “plenty of opportunity for people to fly...
  • Fifteen people shot during party at Miami club

    09/29/2014 6:14:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    miamihearld.com ^ | 9/28/2014 | Carli Teproff
    The party in the new club continued into the wee hours Sunday morning. Strawberry daiquiris flowed. Music from DJ Bay Bay pulsed. Teens were chilling and dancing. Then came the gunfire. Witnesses said they heard dozens of rounds, maybe 100, rip through a storefront Miami nightclub called The Spot, wedged between a furniture store and a smoke shop. When the gunfire stopped, 15 young people were wounded, bloodied and dazed, the youngest of them 11 years old, the oldest 25. “Young people now, throughout the United States — Chicago or Miami or LA or wherever you’re at, even in small...
  • Transcript of Obama's speech on Islamic State strategy in Mideast

    09/16/2014 11:11:23 PM PDT · by Rabin · 2 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Published: September 10, 2014 | 0B-1
    Now let’s make two things clear: 1. ISIL is not Islamic. The vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. Sunni, never harm Shitt nor v-v). Further- more, neither detests the other so deeply as they mutually frown on the Iban / Wahab. 2. ISIL(+East) is certainly not a state, rather (it is a notaMuz) Cartel Calliefatethingy. High commissioner, Diversity = good, so we must assist the young & emerging callifiate into UN legitimacy, (non Islamic), Muslim Brotherhood principals and califfada long held imparities. This week, I have ordered our military to re-outfit with Jordan Flight Runner, non-boot ground contact...
  • Kay Hagan: Look, I didn’t realize people would lose their health plans ’til a few months ago

    09/04/2014 12:03:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | Guy Benson
    During last night’s North Carolina Senate Debate, incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan responded to criticism over her obliterated ‘keep your plan‘ Obamacare pledge by claiming she didn’t hear about cancellations until “last fall:”CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “As soon as this came to my attention last fall…”Step one: Blame insurers, who were forced to cancel plans that failed to comply with Obamacare, the law for which Kay Hagan furnished the deciding vote. Step two: Claim that those millions of cancellation letters fell from the sky, as if no one had predicted them. Step three: Try to claim credit for...
  • The Fairytale of the Victimhood

    08/27/2014 8:35:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | Angela Graham-West
    I recently read an article entitled “What Black Parents Tell Their Sons About the Police” and I began to ponder the downward spiral in race relations over the past five years. According to the author Jazmine Hughes: “Such is the burden of black parenting. Being a black parent, especially of a black boy, comes with the added onus of having to protect your child from a country that is out to get him -- a country that kills someone that looks like him every 28 hours, a country that will likely imprison him by his mid-thirties if he doesn't get...
  • Michael Brown's funeral: Hope, tears and a call for social change

    08/25/2014 1:14:08 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/25/2014 | CNN
    St. Louis (CNN) -- The funeral of slain Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown was a celebration of his life, a search for meaning in his death and a battle cry to change policing in America. The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered one of two eulogies during the service, and he had sharp words for those who looted stores and rioted after the teenager was shot. "You don't understand that Michael Brown does not want to be remembered for a riot. He wants to be remembered as the one that made America deal with how we're going to police in the United...
  • White supremacy is the real culprit in Ferguson. The excuses just prove it

    08/20/2014 8:21:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 20, 2014 | Nyle Fort
    To be black is to be a victim – and then get blamed for it. To focus on the people’s resistance more than police repression devalues black life.We’ve had enough of the police brutality, of the colorblind mythologies and post-racial rhetoric, of the sweet-talk, of the calls for non-violence; of mass incarceration and systemic poverty, of trigger happy cops and crying black mothers, of the Eric Garners and Renisha McBrides, the Michael Browns and Tarika Wilsons; of black tears and white terror. Dr Martin Luther King Jr said in 1968: “A riot is the language of the unheard”. Today, nearly...
  • Reagan Aide Jim Brady's Death Ruled Homicide

    08/08/2014 4:54:32 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    ABCNews ^ | August 9, 2014 | BRETT ZONGKER
    Reagan Aide Jim Brady's Death Ruled Homicide WASHINGTON — Aug 8, 2014, By BRETT ZONGKER This week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who survived a gunshot wound to the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has been ruled a homicide by a medical examiner, District of Columbia police said Friday. John Hinckley Jr. shot Brady, who lived through hours of delicate surgery and further operations over the years, but never regained normal use of his limbs and was often in a wheelchair. His family said he died Monday at age 73 from...
  • UKRAINE Donetsk Region: The terrorists MINED the area around crash site of Boeing 777-PHOTOS

    07/30/2014 4:21:50 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 16 replies
    tsn.ua ^ | Today, 13:27
    OSCE representatives were NOT allowed to wreckage. The terrorists brought heavy equipment to the area around the crash site of the Malaysian Boeing 777 National Security Council reported. "The terrorists had been brought heavy artillery and mined the area around the crash site MH17. This makes it impossible [for investigation] of international experts," - said the Security Council. In addition, terrorists equipped new combat positions near the Torres where liner of Malaysian Airlines was brought down. Now today, the militants once again not allowed OSCE representatives to debris. It is reported that observers have been trying several days to get...
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level Since 2006

    07/24/2014 6:40:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7/24/14 | SARAH PORTLOCK and ERIC MORATH
    New applications for unemployment benefits plunged last week, reaching an eight-and-a-half-year low and suggesting increasing strength in the labor market. Initial claims for jobless aid, a proxy for layoffs, fell by 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 in the week ended July 19...
  • GOP Leaders Say They Won't Appeal Ruling That Found Florida Congressional Map Unconstitutional

    07/15/2014 7:32:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/15/14
    GOP leaders say they won't appeal ruling that found Florida congressional map unconstitutional.
  • GOP left Obama no choice but to act on immigration (CNN editorial)

    07/06/2014 9:22:47 AM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | July 3, 2014 | Maria Cardona
    Since Republicans in Congress refuse to do their job and allow a vote on comprehensive immigration reform this year, Obama, on behalf of the American people, is acting on his own to address this important issue -- for the well-being of our country, our economy and the immigrant community that has contributed so much to our economic growth and prosperity and is suffering greatly from a badly broken system.
  • Judge rules in favor of NBC in George Zimmerman's defamation lawsuit [Same judge as trial]

    06/30/2014 8:11:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    NBC ORLANDO ^ | 6/30/14
    Judge Debra Nelson has ruled in favor of NBC in a defamation lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman filed the lawsuit in December 2012, saying NBC aired an edited version of the call he made to 911 right before his confrontation with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin...
  • The Tea Party Blew It

    06/25/2014 11:02:20 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 06/25/2014 | Molly Ball
    National conservatives came up short Tuesday in Mississippi and Oklahoma. Maybe the Republican base just isn't as angry as they thought. Tuesday's Republican primaries were the Tea Party's last chance. And the Tea Party struck out. In Mississippi, challenger Chris McDaniel failed to dethrone six-term incumbent Senator Thad Cochran in the second round of their hard-fought contest. In Oklahoma, Representative James Lankford won by a massive margin over conservative favorite T.W. Shannon. The Tea Party industrial complex—groups like the Tea Party Patriots and FreedomWorks, figures like Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz—invested heavily in both races and came up short. Now...
  • May Was the Hottest in Recorded History

    06/23/2014 3:53:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 72 replies
    NBCnews ^ | June 23, 2014
    The globe just experienced the hottest May in recorded history, according to reports from multiple organizations. Ocean and land temperatures rose 0.74 degrees Celsius (1.33 degrees Fahrenheit) over the 20th Century average, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). That makes May 2014 the warmest May since the agency started tracking those figures in 1880. Both NASA and Japan Meteorological Agency came to the same conclusion — this was the warmest May ever recorded. Overall, this was the second warmest spring ever, trailing only the March-May period in 2010, according to the NOAA.
  • The IRS Loses Lerner's Emails

    06/14/2014 8:44:50 AM PDT · by tedw · 118 replies
    Wall Streeit Journal ^ | Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    The IRS—remember those jaunty folks?—announced Friday that it can't find two years of emails from Lois Lerner to the Departments of Justice or Treasury. And none to the White House or Democrats on Capitol Hill. An agency spokesman blames a computer crash. Never underestimate government incompetence, but how convenient. The former IRS Director of Exempt Organizations was at the center of the IRS targeting of conservative groups and still won't testify before Congress. Now we'll never know whose orders she was following, or what directions she was giving. If the Reagan White House had ever offered up this excuse, John...
  • Bergdahl’s Life Was in Immediate Danger, Officials Say

    06/05/2014 2:05:32 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/05/2014 | Peter Baker
    BRUSSELS — Defense and intelligence officials told senators at a classified briefing on Wednesday that they kept secret from Congress the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners because they feared for his life if the deal became public, a senior administration official said Thursday. “The Senators were told, separate and apart from Sgt. Bergdahl’s apparent deterioration in health, that we had both specific and general indications that Sgt. Bergdahl’s recovery — and potentially his life — could be jeopardized if the detainee exchange proceedings were disclosed or derailed,” the official said in a statement. Several senators...
  • Obama: Congress consulted on Bergdahl exchange

    06/03/2014 2:54:41 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 66 replies
    AP ^ | June 3, 2014 | JULIE PACE
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his decision to release five Afghan detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for an American soldier's freedom, saying his administration had consulted with Congress "for some time" about that possibility. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff left open the possibility of desertion charges against the soldier.
  • Obama: Sorry I Broke The Law In Not Notifying Congress About Prisoner Swap

    06/03/2014 2:16:28 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/3/14 | c spiering
    A top aide to President Obama is now apologizing to Congress for not informing lawmakers, as required by law, that the White House was planning to trade an alleged deserter for five top Taliban commanders. The apology comes after Obama himself defended his actions this morning, insisting his administration had discussed the release with Congress “for some time.” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) told reporters that she received a call from Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken on Monday evening apologizing for failing to inform Congress about the deal to exchange five Taliban detainees for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl....
  • Obama: EPA Power Plant Rule Will Shrink Power Prices

    06/02/2014 11:49:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06/02 | DINA CAPPIELLO and JOSH LEDERMAN
    In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration's EPA unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office. The 645-page plan, expected to be finalized next year, is a centerpiece of Obama's efforts to deal with climate change and seeks to give the United States more leverage to prod other countries to act when negotiations on a new international treaty resume next year. Under the...
  • Left Offended - Don’t be afraid to say the right words

    06/02/2014 1:56:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 2, 2014 | Quin Hillyer
    There comes a point where the Left’s calumnizing of conservatives, its endless quest to delegitimize ordinary words, and its determination to criminalize religious expression all combine to make me want to offend as many leftists as I can, in response, just for fun. But not only for fun: Deliberately choosing to offend them, and thus trying to shred their ideological straitjackets, is occasionally a necessary endeavor. We on the right must show that we need not cower; we can and must fight back. In that spirit: To 50-year-old men, 20-year-old females are indeed “girls.” Not women. Get over it. If...
  • Luis Gutierrez: Without Amnesty George W. Bush Last Republican President

    05/20/2014 2:31:39 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 May 2014 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), who suggested on Monday that "every institution" in America should ignore the nation's immigration laws until Congress passes amnesty legislation, said President George W. Bush will go down as the last Republican president in history if Congress does not act on immigration. "I give you George W. Bush--the man who will go down in history as the last Republican president in American history," Gutierrez said Tuesday on the House Floor. He added: If you do nothing on immigration, I guess you can take comfort in knowing that from Abraham Lincoln to George W. Bush, you had...
  • REPUBLICAN LEADER: OBAMACARE HERE TO STAY; IMMIGRATION BY AUGUST

    04/26/2014 7:17:36 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 95 replies
    Nwo Report ^ | 4/26/2014 | Mike Woldburg
    "With the news this week that more than 600,000 Washington residents have acquired new health care plans through the state exchange, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said it’s unlikely the Affordable Care Act will be repealed.... "...She also discussed... the feasibility of immigration reform this year..."
  • IRS chief: Producing documents could take years

    03/26/2014 2:20:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/26/14 | Alan Fram - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Internal Revenue Service told House Republicans on Wednesday that it would take years to provide all the documents they have subpoenaed in their probe of how the agency handled tea party groups' applications for tax-exempt status. The comments by IRS chief John Koskinen drew a frosty response from Republicans who run the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, one of several congressional panels investigating the controversy. The panel's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., warned him he should comply with the request "or potentially be held in contempt" of Congress, a sometimes threatened but...
  • Obama delivers remarks in Brussels, Belgium -Live-

    03/26/2014 10:23:10 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 39 replies
    Fox News Live Player ^ | Mar. 26 , 2014 | Fox News
    Obama delivers remarks in Brussels Belgium
  • US PAYROLLS BEAT EXPECTATIONS, UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RISES

    03/07/2014 5:50:10 AM PST · by John W · 94 replies
    Business Insider Australia ^ | March 7, 2014 | Matthew Boesler
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics says 175,000 workers were added to nonfarm payrolls in December, well above Wall Street’s consensus estimate of 149,000. 162,000 of those hires were to private payrolls, above expectations for a 145,000 rise in the ranks of private-sector workers. The unemployment rate unexpectedly rose to 6.7% from 6.6%. Labor force participation was unchanged at 63.0%. 610,000 were unable to work due to inclement weather in February, above the historical February average of 317,000.
  • The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 Oscars: Complete Winners List

    03/02/2014 9:27:08 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 132 replies
    Yahoo movies ^ | March 2, 2014 | Meriah Doty
    The winners have accepted their statuettes at the 86th Annual Academy Awards show at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. This is the complete list of Oscar award winners:
  • Watching Duck Dynasty Marathon on A & E instead of Oscar nonsense!!

    03/02/2014 5:40:43 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 18 replies
    vanity | March 2, 2014 | Steelers6
    Enjoy Classic Duck Dynasty
  • US consumer prices tick up just 0.1 percent last month despite big gain in energy costs

    02/20/2014 8:11:42 AM PST · by xzins · 167 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 20 Feb 14 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
    U.S. consumer prices barely rose last month as a sharp increase in energy costs was offset by cheaper clothing, cars and air fares. The figures indicate inflation remains mild. The Labor Department said Thursday that the consumer price index rose just 0.1 percent in January, down from a 0.2 percent gain in December. Prices have risen 1.6 percent in the past 12 months. Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, core prices also rose just 0.1 percent last month and 1.6 percent in the past year. The year-over-year increase in core prices was the smallest in seven months. The "mild...
  • It's over: Jeb Bush will be the GOP nominee in 2016

    02/05/2014 4:05:46 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 138 replies
    The Week ^ | 02/05/14 | Damon Linker
    Democracy is starting to get me down. Oh, I know what you're thinking: I write regularly about American politics, and democracy is only just starting to get me down? Okay, good point. Maybe I should say that democracy is starting to get me down even more than it usually does. And why is that? Because it's beginning to dawn on me that Jeb Bush is probably going to be the Republican Party's nominee for president in 2016. Consider: With the ongoing implosion of Chris Christie's political career, the GOP establishment has lost its best hope for a candidate who could...
  • 2013 sixth-hottest year, confirms long-term warming: UN

    02/05/2014 3:21:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/5/14 | Nina Larson
    Geneva (AFP) - Last year tied for the sixth-hottest on record, confirming that Earth's climate system is in the grip of warming that will affect generations to come, the UN's weather agency said Wednesday. "This is confirmation of the trend of global warming of the planet," World Meteorological Organization (WMO) chief Michel Jarraud told AFP. Last year equalled 2007 as the sixth-warmest year since reliable records began in 1850, with a global land and ocean surface temperature that was 0.5 degrees Celsius (0.9 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 1961-1990 average, the WMO said in a statement. Last year equalled 2007 as...
  • MSNBC President Phil Griffin Claims Station Has No Ideology

    02/02/2014 10:23:52 AM PST · by PROCON · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 1, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    In a recent interview, 57-year-old Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC, said that the network “has never had an ideology.” The former NBC researcher, who prefers jogging suits to business suits and is beset with constant nervous twitching, insisted that the network stays “true to the facts.” Griffin maintained that if a Democrat has problems, MSNBC anchors are not going to bail them out. He claimed, “If you’re a Democrat in trouble, we’re not a place where we’re going to rehabilitate you. You’re not going to get a free ride if you did wrong.”
  • Doomsday Clock Set at 5 'Til Midnight (everyone can relax)

    01/16/2014 11:27:07 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 26 replies
    Live science ^ | January 14, 2014 | Stephanie Pappas
    The iconic Doomsday Clock remains poised at five minutes until midnight, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced today (Jan. 14). The clock is no doomsday device — rather, it's a visual metaphor for the danger of a "civilization-threatening technological catastrophe." Every year, the board analyzes international threats, particularly nuclear arsenals and climate change, and decides where the minute hand on the Doomsday Clock should rest. The closer it is to midnight, the closer the world is to doom. "As always, new technologies hold the promise of doing great good, supplying new sources of clean...
  • Infographic: Scientists Who Doubt Human-Caused Climate Change

    01/13/2014 1:40:30 PM PST · by llevrok · 56 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 1/10/2014 | Emily Gertz
    The next time you hear someone dispute that human activity is destabilizing our climate, remember this pie chart. It represents geochemist James Lawrence Powell's review of 2,258 peer-reviewed scientific articles about climate change, written by 9,136 authors, published between Nov. 12, 2012 and December 31, 2013. Of all those hundreds of papers and thousands of researchers, Powell found one article, authored by a single scientist, that attributed climate change to something other than human actions: "The Role of Solar Activity in Global Warming," by S.V. Avakyan, appearing in the Herald of the Russian Academy of Science, Vol. 83, No. 3....
  • Deep freeze puts $5 billion chill on economy

    01/08/2014 2:39:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/07/14 | Steve James
    The record cold spell that has half the country in the deep freeze could cost the U.S. economy up to $5 billion. That's because millions of Americans haven't been able to drive to work, fly or take a train to business meetings or vacations, go to the shopping mall or take the kids out for a movie and a meal. And they may also have to pay more just to keep warm.
  • Climate a bright spot in China relationship

    12/29/2013 8:00:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | Julian Pecquet
    BEIJING — The Obama administration's push to help clean up China is emerging as a bright spot in a relationship rife with economic and strategic tensions. The failure of the world's two largest economies to agree on tough carbon emissions limits four years ago doomed substantial progress on climate change and left each side blaming the other. Since the Copenhagen talks, however, the U.S. and China have ramped up their environmental cooperation as repeated outbreaks of thick, acrid smog have virtually shut down major Chinese cities and cost the country hundreds of billions of dollars a year. “For a period...
  • Judge strikes down Utah's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional

    12/20/2013 4:51:55 PM PST · by Innovative · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 20, 2013 | AP
    Just hours earlier, U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby issued a 53-page ruling saying Utah's law passed by voters in 2004 violates gay and lesbian couples' rights to due process and equal protection under the 14th Amendment. Shelby said the state failed to show that allowing same-sex marriages would affect opposite-sex marriages in any way. "In the absence of such evidence, the State's unsupported fears and speculations are insufficient to justify the State's refusal to dignify the family relationships of its gay and lesbian citizens," Shelby wrote.
  • Most Americans back path to citizenship for immigrants

    11/25/2013 6:48:34 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 59 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 25, 2013 | Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON -- As an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws stalls in the Republican House, most Americans support a cornerstone of the proposed changes -- a path to citizenship for immigrants in the United States illegally, according to new polling released Monday. Support for the citizenship route has held steady at 63% throughout 2013 -- rising slightly among Republicans and dipping among political independents, according to the report from the Public Religion Research Institute. [Updated, 4:25 p.m. PST Nov. 25: Information from a Brookings Religion, Values and Immigration Reform Survey was also incuded.] Earlier this year, the Senate approved a...
  • Obama Tells Heckler: No Executive Action To Halt Deportations

    11/25/2013 3:26:01 PM PST · by zeestephen · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | 25 November 2013 | Carrie Dann
    President Barack Obama repeated on Monday that he will not take executive actions to halt deportations of undocumented immigrants, saying that such unilateral action would "violate our laws." "We are a nation of laws – that’s part of our tradition."
  • Group of 4 become first women to complete Marine Corps infantry combat training school

    11/20/2013 4:15:34 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/20/2013 | By Philip Caulfield
    Don't let their sweet smiles fool you; this is a fearsome foursome of trained killers. This cheery selfie shows the first group of women to complete the Marine Corps' infantry combat training, a grueling 59-day course that preps Marines for war. Fifteen women began the training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., on Sept. 24, but only Harlee (Rambo) Bradford, who snapped the pic, and her grinning crew made it through, CNN reported.    
  • Sebelius: We Didn't Test ObamaCare Website Because Of The Republicans

    10/25/2013 4:00:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 48 replies
    FOX Nation ^ | 10/25/2013
    KATHLEEN SEBELIUS: In an ideal world there would have been a lot more testing. We did not have the luxury of that with a law that said it's go time on October 1st and frankly a political atmosphere where the majority party at least in the House was determined to stop this any way they possibly could including shutting down the United States government. So it was not an ideal atmosphere.
  • The Story About Obama Wanting Marines To Wear 'Girly' Hats Is Total B.S.

    10/25/2013 1:24:29 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 24, 2013 | Paul Szoldra
    There's a big story getting passed around in military circles and beyond from The New York Post that President Obama wants the Marines to start wearing 'girly' caps... As a Marine veteran who knows how these changes actually happen, I can tell you the story is 100% B.S. The bottom line: The President doesn't involve himself in what troops happen to be wearing... "The President in no way, shape, or form directed the Marine Corps to change our uniform cover," said Capt. Maureen Krebs, a spokesperson for the Marine Corps. "We're looking for a new cover for our female Marines...
  • Park Service director blames threat of terrorism for closing Mall during shutdown

    10/16/2013 7:44:24 AM PDT · by yoe · 34 replies
    The Washington times ^ | October 16, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The National Park Service director will blame terrorism for having to shut down most of the National Mall during the government shutdown, saying that was the only way to protect the memorials with limited staff “in a post-9/11 world.” In testimony submitted to Congress, Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said he’s only been able to keep a dozen of the normal 300 employees charged with cleaning and caring for the capital region’s memorials during the shutdown, and without the rest of his staff he cannot guarantee the safety of the property.