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  • Vanderboegh: The Six Apostles

    11/09/2008 9:25:17 PM PST · by Wiekiewicz · 1 replies · 206+ views
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | 11/10/08 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Those of you not familiar with Mike's work should go here to read prior excerpts from his upcoming novel. Those of you who have will enjoy this piece. Please pass it along as you can.
  • Why The Left Wants To Change America: (It Isn't The Kind Of Change America Needs Alert)

    10/27/2008 9:29:09 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 734+ views ^ | 10/28/2008 | Dennis Prager
    If you ask most supporters of Sen. Barack Obama why they so fervently want him to be elected President, they will tell you about their deep yearning for "change." And that, of course, has been the theme of the Obama campaign from its inception -- "change." It is the word found on nearly all the placards at Obama rallies. It is the word most often cited by the candidate himself. But for all its ubiquity and for all the passion of its advocates, what this change is about is not entirely clear. Of course, Obama himself often has spoken about...
  • Warming World In Range Of Dangerous Consequences

    09/22/2008 2:34:51 PM PDT · by cogitator · 11 replies · 200+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | 09/19/2008 | Staff Writers
    The earth will warm about 2.4 degrees C (4.3 degrees F) above pre-industrial levels even under extremely conservative greenhouse-gas emission scenarios and under the assumption that efforts to clean up particulate pollution continue to be successful, according to a new analysis by a pair of researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. That amount of warming falls within what the world's leading climate change authority recently set as the threshold range of temperature increase that would lead to widespread loss of biodiversity, deglaciation and other adverse consequences in nature. The researchers, writing in the online edition of...
  • If There Is No God (Dennis Prager On The Consequences Of Secularism Alert)

    08/19/2008 2:38:07 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 95 replies · 711+ views ^ | 8/19/2008 | Dennis Prager
    We are constantly reminded about the destructive consequences of religion -- intolerance, hatred, division, inquisitions, persecutions of "heretics," holy wars. Though far from the whole story, they are, nevertheless, true. There have been many awful consequences of religion. What one almost never hears described are the deleterious consequences of secularism -- the terrible developments that have accompanied the breakdown of traditional religion and belief in God. For every thousand students who learn about the Spanish Inquisition and the Salem Witch Trials, maybe two learn to associate Gulag, Auschwitz, The Cultural Revolution and the Cambodian genocide with secular regimes and ideologies....
  • Wind Surge Poses a Risk to Salmon and Reveals Flaws in BPA's Power-Regulating System

    07/07/2008 11:46:14 AM PDT · by anymouse · 34 replies · 243+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | July 05, 2008 | GAIL KINSEY HILL
    With Columbia Gorge turbines pumping out extra electricity, the agency had to quickly adjust its hydro generation Columbia Basin river managers had a close call this week when they were forced to cut back on hydropower after a surge in wind energy blasted through the system. The surge forced them to spill more water over dams, risking the health of migrating fish. For the first time, it also exposed serious kinks in a plan that was supposed to deal smoothly with just such emergencies. As it turned out, the spills weren't heavy enough to harm fish. But the federal Bonneville...
  • The cost of green tinkering is in famine and starvation

    04/16/2008 11:07:28 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 14 replies · 170+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 16th, 2008 | Simon Jenkins
    Farewell the age of reason, welcome the idiocracy. Only George Orwell could have invented - and named - the government's Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) that came into operation yesterday. It is the latest in a long line of measures intended to ease the conscience of the rich while keeping the poor miserable, in this case spectacularly so. The consequences of the RTFO have been much trumpeted on these pages. It says enough that one car tank of bio petrol needs as much grain as it takes to feed an African for a year, or that a reported one-third of...
  • China to step up 're-education' of Tibetans

    04/06/2008 5:45:09 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies · 139+ views
    AFP ^ | Apr 5, 2008
    BEIJING (AFP) — China warned on Saturday it would step up a controversial "re-education" campaign for Tibetans after a fresh protest showed a huge security crackdown had failed to extinguish nearly one month of unrest. The statement in the state-run Tibet Daily newspaper called for Buddhist monks to become Chinese patriots, but activist groups said the heavy-handed techniques already employed in the campaign were inflaming tensions. Efforts by authorities to "re-educate" monks at a monastery in Sichuan province in southwest China led to protests there on Thursday in which at least eight Tibetans were killed, the activist groups said. China's...
  • Federal vice agents tout successes (caused spike in burglaries, could cause murders)

    03/09/2008 10:43:28 AM PDT · by gondramB · 31 replies · 600+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 03/09/08 | Steve Visser
    Metro Atlanta may get a little bloodier. Call it a sign of success. Jack Killorin, who heads a federal narcotics task force, said his agents are rolling up drug-trafficking organizations to the point that they have decreased the quality and raised the price of drugs on the street. Narcotics task force chief Jack Killorin says thefts are up because criminals have to pay more. He credits last year's spike in area burglaries, robberies and car thefts in part to criminals forced to pay more for their illicit drugs. If law enforcement someday succeeds in breaking up established drug territories —...
  • Tom Tancredo's "Consequences" TV advertisement

    12/04/2007 3:53:22 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 17 replies · 139+ views
    Tom Tancredo for President ^ | 4 December 2007 | Team Tancredo has released a new video...CONSEQUENCES
  • Coal plant ruling deflates wind projects

    11/13/2007 6:22:37 AM PST · by Dust in the Wind · 18 replies · 106+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | Nov. 13 2007 | The Associated Press
    As many as 13 potential wind-farm projects in western Kansas could be in danger because of the state's decision to reject two coal-fired generating plants near Holcomb, proponents of the wind farms said. New transmission lines were to be part of the $3.6 billion Sunflower Electric Power Corp. project, which was rejected by Rod Bremby, the state's secretary of health and environment.
  • Failure in Iraq Would Have ‘Enormous’ Consequences, Gates Says

    09/16/2007 12:49:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 310+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2007 – Failure in Iraq would empower extremists and have “enormous” consequences for the Middle East and the United States, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today during his appearance on two television news talk shows. Appearing on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Gates said the consequences of failure is a forgotten theme in Washington’s debate about Iraq. “No matter how you feel about how we got to where we are, the consequences of getting this wrong for Iraq, for the region, for us, are enormous,” he told said....
  • Paddlers protest planned border wall

    07/14/2007 3:29:54 PM PDT · by chaos_5 · 40 replies · 1,196+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jul 14, 2007 | Ed Stoddard
    ROMA, Texas (Reuters) - Dozens of paddlers took to the waters of the Rio Grande on Saturday to protest a planned security fence along the U.S.-Mexico border that supporters say will stem the tide of illegal immigration from the south. "I don't think that the wall is a good option for our countries," said Raul Padilla as he briskly stroked his kayak down the river. "Instead of dividing, we must unite to combat social problems together." His boat was one of 10 from the Mexican side of the river to join 30 kayaks and canoes from the U.S. side for...
  • Mexico, Illegal Immigration And Their Discontents

    03/10/2007 4:28:35 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 51 replies · 1,402+ views
    10 March 2007 | Vanity
    When I woke up this a.m. I first turned on a repeat of a Michael Savage radio show. As usual, he was giving his “Mad at the Mexicans” rant. No doubt, most Freepers would agree with him. But the second thing I did was to begin reading The Atlantic where I found an article by Mathew Quirk titled “The Mexican Connection.” The article contained factual information found elsewhere but worth repeating. Nearly one in seven Mexican workers now work in the United States. Half the population of many rural Mexican villages work in the U.S. Those working here send considerable...
  • Demand for corn driving up meat prices

    03/09/2007 8:44:20 AM PST · by libertarianPA · 36 replies · 899+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 3/9/07 | LIBBY QUAID
    WASHINGTON - Strong demand for corn from ethanol plants is driving up the cost of livestock and will raise prices for beef, pork and chicken, the Agriculture Department said Friday. Meat and poultry production will fall as producers face higher feed costs, the department said in its monthly crop report. Ethanol fuel, which is blended with gasoline, is consuming 20 percent of last year's corn crop and is expected to gobble up more than 25 percent of this year's crop. The price of corn, the main feed for livestock, has driven the cost of feeding chickens up 40 percent, according...
  • Former Pleasant Hill mayor discusses his son's legal troubles

    01/19/2007 6:35:43 PM PST · by SmithL · 154+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 1/19/7 | John Simerman
    PLEASANT HILL - When Mayor Chuck Escover left the city council in 2004 after nine years, he gave the standard vagary of embattled politicians: He wanted to devote more time to his family. But in his case, the battle really was at home, much of it with his middle son, Christopher, said Escover this week. "My whole thought process was I want to be around my kid more and try to monitor what's going on." Since middle school, Christopher ran afoul of the law. He did stints in juvenile hall for property crimes. Escover and his wife, Laura, sent him...
  • Casual sex is a con: women just aren't like men

    01/15/2007 8:04:12 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 562 replies · 11,846+ views
    Sunday Tines ^ | 14 January 2007 | Dawn Eden
    The Sixties generation thought everything should be free. But only a few decades later the hippies were selling water at rock festivals for $5 a bottle. But for me the price of “free love” was even higher. I sacrificed what should have been the best years of my life for the black lie of free love. All the sex I ever had — and I had more than my fair share — far from bringing me the lasting relationship I sought, only made marriage a more distant prospect... And I am not alone. Count me among the dissatisfied daughters of...
  • Why Isn't Homosexuality Considered A Disorder On The Basis Of Its Medical Consequences?

    01/02/2007 3:54:45 PM PST · by CANBFORGIVEN · 18 replies · 795+ views ^ | November 30, 2006 | Special to By Kathleen Melonakos, M.A., R.N.Delaware Family Foundation
    What will it take to insist on truth? Lawsuits? Protests? In my opinion, doctors and other health professionals must exert pressure, or share culpability. Lethal consequences to engaging in defining features of male homosexuality-- promiscuity and anal intercourse ** Note: This article contains explicit references to common, dangerous homosexual sexual practices and is therefore not suitable for young readers.
  • Tantrums Have Consequences . . . Let's Make Consequences for the Tantrum Enablers

    11/08/2006 5:12:35 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 23 replies · 1,205+ views
    Vanity and Call for Action ^ | 8 November 2006 | Vigilanteman
    The link in this article is to a great thread by our Aussie friend asking how America could be so stupid. There are a lot of great comments on that thread. However, I would like this thread to discuss specific things we could do to punish the brats in America for their temper tantrum yesterday. My brain is still foggy from working until closing as a poll watcher after putting in most of a day's work at my regular job. However, there are specific things I plan to do as follows: Downgrade my newspaper subscription to Sunday only. It has...
  • Let The Devil Take Tommorow (Moshe Arens On The Consequences Of Olmert's Folly Alert)

    08/13/2006 8:35:27 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 17 replies · 797+ views ^ | 08/13/06 | Moshe Arens
    To lead the nation in a war to victory was just too much for them. Too heavy a burden for their narrow shoulders. That trio - Ehud Olmert, Amir Peretz and Tzipi Livni - asked and received a mandate to lead the people of Israel, promising to take our fate into our own hands and unilaterally establish Israel's borders by evacuating Israelis who live in Judea and Samaria, and turn Israel into a country "in which it will be a pleasure to live." We do not know and probably will never know if they would have been up to that...
  • GOP stem cell split may have consequences

    07/18/2006 4:11:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 714+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/18/06 | Liz Sidoti - ap
    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential hopefuls split on whether to provide more federal dollars for embryonic stem cell research, reflecting a GOP rift on an issue that could have political consequences in this year's midterm elections and in 2008. "President Bush and I do not differ about the need for strong guidelines governing stem cell research," said Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn. However, the heart surgeon added: "The limit on cell lines available for federally funded research is too restrictive." Frist and Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record), R-Ariz., abortion opponents who are considering presidential bids, broke with Bush...