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  • What's Happened?

    03/27/2018 1:00:28 PM PDT · by The Citizen Soldier · 207 replies
    Self | 03-28-2018 | The Citizen Soldier
    My journey with Free Republic began in late 1998. It was near the end of the Clinton Presidency, and there seemed to be a new wave of hope and a sense of renewed patriotism as we gathered to defeat Al Gore and elect George W. Bush. But, on the whole, we lacked a platform, a vehicle, whereby we could gather together and speak with a common voice. Jim Robinson provided that platform, utterly unique at the time, a place for conservative voices to sing out, to proclaim their views, to unite, and to encourage one another that we were not...
  • Pope Francis Falls Behind the Episcopalians

    02/07/2018 9:03:24 AM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 7, 2018 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    I have never met the Pope, but I have followed his activities sedulously, as might be expected of a Roman Catholic. Pope Francis is an agent for change in his 2,000-year-old church, change in what Catholics believe and change in how they worship. Notwithstanding my never having met him, my guess is that he was a bit embarrassed by a decision announced recently by the Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. The Episcopalians got the jump on him in the realm of change.
  • Why humans left Africa - Climate Change

    01/26/2018 1:31:18 AM PST · by vannrox · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | ON 10/05/17 AT 3:09 PM | BY ELANA GLOWATZ
    Why Humans Left Africa: Our Ancestors Watched Climate Change To Cold, Dry BY ELANA GLOWATZ @ELANAGLOW ON 10/05/17 AT 3:09 PM Early humans may have left Africa and spread all over the globe because their home climate was drying up. The idea comes from samples of marine sediment taken from northeastern Africa that show the area was cold and dry around 60,000 years ago, which is around the time humans might have migrated off that continent and into Europe and Asia. A team of scientists wrote in the journal Geology that after warm and wet conditions between 120,000 and 90,000...
  • Republican Retirements Raise Talk of Democratic Wave in November

    01/09/2018 7:47:34 PM PST · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JAN. 9, 2018 | MICHAEL TACKETT
    WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress, including several powerful committee chairmen, are rushing to retire rather than face re-election in the fall, a clear recognition that President Trump’s low approval rating will be a heavy weight on the party even with an improving economy.
  • After 30 Years, Alarmists Are Still Predicting A Global Warming ‘Apocalypse’

    11/25/2017 2:44:15 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/25/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    After 30 Years, Alarmists Are Still Predicting A Global Warming ‘Apocalypse’ Michael BastaschFor at least three decades scientists and environmental activists have been warning that the world is on the verge of a global warming “apocalypse” that will flood coastal cities, tear up roads and bridges with mega-storms and bring widespread famine and misery to much of the world.The only solution, they say, is to rid the world of fossil fuels — coal, natural gas and oil — that serve as the pillars of modern society. Only quick, decisive global action can avert the worst effects of manmade climate change,...
  • The unbearable slowness of the fourth Turning (part 2)

    11/15/2017 5:33:27 PM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies
    The Burning Platform ^ | 16 NOVEMBER 2017 | Administrator
    The Unbearable Slowness Of Fourth Turnings, Part 2 Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog,In Part 1 of this article I provided the background regarding the phases of Fourth Turnings and where we stand nine years into this period of crisis. I will now ponder what could happen during the remainder of this Fourth Turning.“History offers no guarantees. Obviously, things could go horribly wrong – the possibilities ranging from a nuclear exchange to incurable plagues, from terrorist anarchy to high-tech dictatorship. We should not assume that Providence will always exempt our nation from the irreversible tragedies that have...
  • The unbearable slowness of the fourth Turning (part 1)

    11/15/2017 5:29:31 PM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies
    The Burning Platform ^ | 13NOV17 | Administrator
    THE UNBEARABLE SLOWNESS OF FOURTH TURNINGS “The next Fourth Turning is due to begin shortly after the new millennium, midway through the Oh-Oh decade. Around the year 2005, a sudden spark will catalyze a Crisis mood. Remnants of the old social order will disintegrate. Political and economic trust will implode. Real hardship will beset the land, with severe distress that could involve questions of class, race, nation and empire. The very survival of the nation will feel at stake. Sometime before the year 2025, America will pass through a great gate in history, commensurate with the American Revolution, Civil War,...
  • Federal report blames humans for global warming and its effects

    11/04/2017 7:56:15 AM PDT · by Ennis85
    The Hill ^ | 3rd November 2017 | Timothy Cama and Devin Henry
    The White House has sought to downplay a major climate change report, which was compiled by 13 US federal agencies. The study is at odds with assertions from President Donald Trump and several members of his administration. It says it is "extremely likely" human activity is the "dominant cause" of global warming. A spokesman for the White House said it supported "rigorous scientific analysis and debate" but added that the climate was "always changing". White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah said it was not certain how sensitive the Earth's climate was to greenhouse gas emissions. Mr Trump, who...
  • White House downplays US climate report(Barf alert)

    11/04/2017 7:56:14 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4th November 2017 | bbc news
    The White House has sought to downplay a major climate change report, which was compiled by 13 US federal agencies. The study is at odds with assertions from President Donald Trump and several members of his administration. It says it is "extremely likely" human activity is the "dominant cause" of global warming. A spokesman for the White House said it supported "rigorous scientific analysis and debate" but added that the climate was "always changing". White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah said it was not certain how sensitive the Earth's climate was to greenhouse gas emissions. Mr Trump, who...
  • U.S. Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Top Trump Officials

    11/03/2017 8:28:06 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 72 replies
    https://www.nytimes.com ^ | 11/03/2017 | By LISA FRIEDMAN and GLENN THRUSH
    WASHINGTON — Directly contradicting much of the Trump administration’s position on climate change, 13 federal agencies unveiled an exhaustive scientific report on Friday that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has created the warmest period in the history of civilization.
  • Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016 [Barf alert]

    10/30/2017 8:47:35 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 29 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 30th October 2017 | Matt McGrath
    Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Last year's increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years. Researchers say a combination of human activities and the El Niño weather phenomenon drove CO2 to a level not seen in 800,000 years. Scientists say this risks making global temperature targets largely unattainable. This year's greenhouse gas bulletin produced by the WMO, is based on measurements taken in 51 countries. Research stations dotted around the globe measure concentrations of warming gases including carbon dioxide, methane...
  • Storm troopers: how Ireland can go from zero to hero on climate(Barf alert)

    10/17/2017 5:10:00 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 6 replies
    Irish Independent ^ | 17th October 2017 | Cara Augustenborg
    NO CLIMATE scientist could be surprised by Hurricane Ophelia. In 2013, the scientific journal ‘Geophysical Research Letters’ explained how more hurricanes would hit western Europe as warming Atlantic waters increase the area in which such storms can exist. Ophelia is exactly the kind of storm we expected from burning fossil fuels, thickening our atmosphere with greenhouse gases and contributing to climate change. More energy in the atmosphere means more energy in the oceans too, and that helps to create stronger, wider reaching hurricanes like Ophelia, Irma and Harvey. The urgency to address climate change has never been more apparent, yet...
  • Texans hit hard by Hurricane Harvey rethink climate change(Barf alert)

    10/17/2017 5:05:43 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 16th October | Claire Galofaro
    PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — Jefferson County, Texas, was drowned by more than 60 inches of rain during Hurricane Harvey, which left wide swaths of the county in ruins. Last November, Jefferson flipped from voting Democratic in presidential elections to instead back Donald Trump, who has dismissed the concept of climate change as a hoax and has worked to undo regulations meant to mitigate its damage. Scientists say climate change doesn’t cause hurricanes but that warming and rising seas supercharge those already forming. Some who lost everything in Harvey’s floodwaters say they’re starting to take the threat of climate change...
  • Trump: The NFL Has To Change Or ‘Their Business Is Going To Go To Hell’

    09/27/2017 2:24:32 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/27/17 | Ford Springer
    Donald Trump is standing firm against the NFL and its tolerance of players kneeling during the national anthem, saying Wednesday that if it continues the NFL’s business is “going to go to hell.” Before boarding Marine One at the White House on Wednesday, Trump stopped to speak with reporters and again addressed the national anthem protests that have happened across the NFL. “I think the NFL is in a box. I think they’re in a really bad box,” Trump explained. “You look at what’s happening with their ratings, I mean frankly the only thing that’s doing well in the NFL...
  • Hurricane Irma: Pope Francis condemns climate change sceptics

    09/11/2017 6:36:31 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 63 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th September 2017 | BBC News
    Pope Francis has warned history will judge world leaders who do not act as he blasted climate change sceptics in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. The pontiff said the recent storms meant the effects of climate change could be seen "with your own eyes". There have been four major Atlantic hurricanes in less than three weeks. But US Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt said it was an inappropriate time to discuss what role climate change may have played. Mr Pruitt - who has previously said he "would not agree" carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global...
  • Vanity: Google is shooting themselves in the foot

    08/21/2017 9:18:05 AM PDT · by McGarrett · 62 replies
    08/21/2017 | McGarrett
    Like so many of my fellow freepers, I have real intellectual problems with Google and the way it operates, but I've tended to stick with them because their news search function was extremely helpful. But they've changed things and their news search is much less helpful now.
  • Six Flags Over Texas Takes Down Confederate Flag (video at the link)

    08/18/2017 6:09:34 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Fox 4 KDFW ^ | 08/18/17 | By: FOX4News.com Staff
    ARLINGTON, Texas - Six Flags Over Texas had a change of heart and took down the Confederate States of America flag at the park in Arlington. Since it opened in 1961, the park has displayed flags for governments of Texas history: Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the U.S. and the Confederate States of America. The amusement park initially said it would continue to fly a version of the Confederate flag despite the recent push to wipe out such symbols. Park officials told TMZ it felt park patrons were “astute enough to know the difference” between the Confederate States...
  • The Country Keeps Changing

    08/17/2017 9:08:41 PM PDT · by concentric circles · 3 replies
    A Coustic Guitar ^ | 1870 | Cow Boy
    Coyotes - Don Edwards
  • Anger over 'untrue' climate change claims

    08/11/2017 8:41:00 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th August 2017 | Matt McGrath
    Scientists have responded furiously to claims about climate change made in a live BBC radio interview. Experts told BBC News that the assertions made by former Chancellor Nigel Lawson on Radio 4's Today programme were simply untrue. Lord Lawson had claimed that global temperatures had "slightly declined" over the past 10 years. However, scientists working in the field said the records showed the complete opposite to be the case. BBC Radio 4's Today programme defended its decision to interview Lord Lawson on Thursday morning in a segment on climate change. The BBC argued that it had a duty to inform...
  • 'Dodgy' greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accord

    08/07/2017 4:47:20 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7th August 2017 | Matt McGrath
    Potent, climate warming gases are being emitted into the atmosphere but are not being recorded in official inventories, a BBC investigation has found. Air monitors in Switzerland have detected large quantities of one gas coming from a location in Italy. However, the Italian submission to the UN records just a tiny amount of the substance being emitted. Levels of some emissions from India and China are so uncertain that experts say their records are plus or minus 100%. These flaws posed a bigger threat to the Paris climate agreement than US President Donald Trump's intention to withdraw, researchers told BBC...