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  • Climategate Heads to Court

    04/06/2012 7:33:09 AM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 5, 2012 | S. Fred Singer
    As a climate scientist, I am quite familiar with the background facts that Prof Michael E. Mann (now at Penn State U) so shamelessly distorts in his new book The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines. Mann's claim to fame derives from his contentious (and now thoroughly discredited) "hockeystick" research papers (in Nature 1998 and Geophysical Research Letters 1999).
  • Krugman: Not enough inflation.

    04/06/2012 5:23:01 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 39 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 4/6/2012 | Paul Krugman
    No, the real reason the attacks on Mr. Bernanke from the right are so destructive is that they’re an effort to bully the Fed into doing exactly the wrong thing. The attackers want the Fed to slam on the brakes when it should be stepping on the gas; they want the Fed to choke off recovery when it should be doing much more to accelerate recovery. Fundamentally, the right wants the Fed to obsess over inflation, when the truth is that we’d be better off if the Fed paid less attention to inflation and more attention to unemployment. Indeed, a...
  • It looks like DHS isn’t the only ammunition hog in the United States

    04/06/2012 4:36:39 AM PDT · by Renfield · 39 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 4-4-2012 | James Smith
    There are two stories that have come to light recently, the first is the awarding of a contract to a munitions manufacturer for 450,000,000 hollow point rounds for the .40 caliber. The second story which I wrote is how the Department of Homeland Security had already ordered 200,000,000 rounds of .40 caliber, but also ordered 15,000 gun cleaning kits for the .40 caliber weapons, and has put a request out for a virtual shooting gallery for the .40 caliber handguns. 650,000,000 round of ammunition is quite a bit of lead and brass. It will sure to drive the price of...
  • Drone use in the U.S. raises privacy concerns

    04/05/2012 3:32:06 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 13 replies
    CBS This Morning ^ | April 5, 2012 | Jeff Glor
    Sparsely populated Lakota, N.D., is the first known site where a drone was used domestically to help arrest a U.S. citizen. It was the case of Rodney Brossart, a rancher accused of refusing to return a herd of cows that wandered onto his land. When police tried to move in, the family allegedly greeted them with loaded weapons. Sgt. Bill Macki, who runs the SWAT team in nearby Grand Forks, called in the reinforcements: a Department of Homeland Security Predator drone...
  • Nunavut Government Study: “the [polar] bear population is not in crisis as people believed,”

    04/05/2012 2:00:24 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | April 5, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Posted on April 5, 2012 by Anthony Watts From the Daily Globe and Mail in Canada:Healthy polar bear count confounds doomsayers The debate about climate change and its impact on polar bears has intensified with the release of a survey that shows the bear population in a key part of northern Canada is far larger than many scientists thought, and might be growing.The number of bears along the western shore of Hudson Bay, believed to be among the most threatened bear subpopulations, stands at 1,013 and could be even higher, according to the results of an aerial survey released Wednesday...
  • Nature ISN'T fragile nor a bossy mother-in-law - top eco boffin

    04/05/2012 1:35:31 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | 4th April 2012 12:42 GMT | Andrew Orlowski
    Get rid of hippies, save the planetThe Green movement needs to rethink its philosophy from the ground-up. That's according to Peter Kareiva, a leading conservation expert and chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy, the world's biggest environmental group.It must abandon the idea that nature is "feminine" and in particular that it's "fragile", he said, because not only is this artificial, it's wrong, and so many bad ideas follow.When people believe that a fragile "Mother Nature" is harmed by anything humans do, it's actually the humans who suffer, Kareiva argues in the co-written essay Conservation in the Anthropocene. It's little wonder...
  • Regulators wet dreams of controling you

    04/05/2012 12:52:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    JoNova ^ | April 5th, 2012 | Joanne
    The Planet Under Pressure conference has brought out the clawing powermongers. The Commentator.com team who were brave enough to attend, tell us that no one got very excited about the science, but the word “regulation” was received, well… ecstatically. The conference was largely focused on how scientists and activists can coalesce to deconstruct the Western way of living and moving to something entirely different, where economic growth and wealth creation is abandoned and replaced, instead, with sustainability targets, trade barriers, regulation and taxation. Indeed there were numerous occasions during the main sessions whereby even the mention of the word ‘regulation’...
  • SOLYNDRA IS BACK: New Report Reveals How Little Time The Treasury Had To Study The Loan

    04/05/2012 11:27:29 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 8 replies
    BI ^ | 4/5/2012 | Grace Wyler
    U.S. Treasury officials had just one day to review the Obama administration's $535 million loan to the now-bankrupt solar panel company Solyndra, according to a new audit from the Treasury's Inspector General. The report, published this week, found that the Treasury's review was "rushed" to accommodate a Department of Energy press release announcing the approval of the Obama administration's first clean energy loan. In its feedback to the DOE, the Treasury raised several concerns about the loan, including about the amount of equity in the project, and voiced a preference for a partial, rather than a whole, loan guarantee. Although...
  • So this is what I see happening in November

    04/05/2012 7:05:23 AM PDT · by Jerrybob · 68 replies
    self | 4/5/12 | self
    This is what i see happening in November: A week or so before the election, the secretaries of states for CA, PA, FL, OH, IN, MI and other "must have" states get a personal visit from some thug in the Obama administration, telling him (or her) that Obama will win that state; make up any numbers you want, but Obama will win. Get it? Wink, wink. Or else. You have kids? Grandkids? They're all healthy, right? You want them to stay that way, right? Then election night comes and the networks broadcast the results and, even in counties that usually...
  • Operation Midnight Climax: How the CIA Dosed S.F. Citizens with LSD

    04/04/2012 1:31:49 PM PDT · by Theoria · 23 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | 14 Mar 2012 | Troy Hooper
    It's been over 50 years, but Wayne Ritchie says he can still remember how it felt to be dosed with acid. He was drinking bourbon and soda with other federal officers at a holiday party in 1957 at the U.S. Post Office Building on Seventh and Mission streets. They were cracking jokes and swapping stories when, suddenly, the room began to spin. The red and green lights on the Christmas tree in the corner spiraled wildly. Ritchie's body temperature rose. His gaze fixed on the dizzying colors around him. The deputy U.S. marshal excused himself and went upstairs to his...
  • A new paper in Nature suggests CO2 leads temperature, but has some serious problems

    04/04/2012 12:04:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | April 4, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    This is an attempt to redefine the graph made famous by Al Gore in An Inconvenient Truth that showed temperature leading CO2.From a press release embargoed until 1PM EST 4/4:Work that may clarify the relationship between carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and temperature at the end of the last ice age is presented in this week’s Nature. The study reveals that rising temperatures were preceded by CO2 increases during the last deglaciation, contrary to prior findings derived from ice cores that were thought to represent larger global patterns. These results support an important role for CO2 in driving global climate change....
  • The end of the Global Warming Scare would look a lot like this

    04/04/2012 11:23:54 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    JoNova ^ | April 4th, 2012 | Joanne
    Soon, the moment will come when the crowd will say “I always knew it was fake”.Here are three signs we are at the beginning of The End.1. Op-Ed writers will be pointing out how governments are unwinding policies: Dominic Lawson: Britain Has Finally Rejected The Bogus Economics Of Climate Change. Germany (home of half the worlds solar energy production) is winding up its pursuit of renewables, and eight Eastern European nations said “No Thanks” (legally) to the EU’s authoritarian dictat on carbon emissions, and hardly anyone complained… And which energy source is ecologically correct Germany now developing faster than...
  • Did Obama Campaign Threaten Life of Chelsea Clinton to Keep Parents Silent on Obama’s Ineligibility?

    04/04/2012 7:57:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies
    godfatherpolitics.com ^ | 4/3/2012 | da Tagliare
    Most people in the US, especially Democrats, believe that the Obama Birther Movement was started by Republicans and or the Tea Party. They believe it is a smear campaign aimed to tarnish the image of their hero of change. But they may be shocked to learn that the Birther Movement was actually started by former President Bill Clinton and Hillary back in 2008. Bettina Viviano was a vice president with Amblin Enterntainment, Steven Spielberg’s company, before launching her own film production company in 1990. In 2008, Viviano was asked to produce a documentary about voter fraud within the Democratic Party....
  • Will U.S. Troops Fire On American Citizens?

    04/02/2012 11:26:01 PM PDT · by yank in the UK · 68 replies
    Theintelhub ^ | 1st April, 2012 | By Avalon & Shepard Ambellas
    The question of troop involvement in a possible upcoming Martial Law scenario that is being predicted is no imaginary possibility – nor is it a ‘conspiracy theory’. Other tough questions are being discussed such as, “Will the U.S. government confiscate Gold and Silver in an economic collapse?” and “Will there be a round-up of American Citizens to be put into FEMA Camps?” Many believe that the United Nations will be given authority to step in to keep the peace in any civil unrest or economic collapse. This is a strong possibility. Readers should be familiar with the term ‘Hidden In Plain...
  • Immigration records missing for week of Obama's birth

    04/02/2012 1:05:26 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 25 replies
    wnd.com ^ | Jerome Corsi
    After months of searching, investigators commissioned by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio to examine Barack Obama’s eligibility for office found Immigration and Naturalization Service travel records for foreign flights into Hawaii in 1961, only to discover that records for the week of Obama’s birth were missing. Investigators were searching to determine if Barack Obama might have been born in a foreign country and returned to Honolulu in or around August 1961 with his mother, Ann Dunham. Arpaio’s team looked at databases in the National Archives and Records Administration with microfilm of INS passenger records for foreign flights arriving in...
  • Caption Obama 'Wearing' His Mentor

    04/02/2012 2:59:44 PM PDT · by mnehring · 18 replies
  • Where is La Raza? Why haven't they defended one of "The Race"?

    04/02/2012 2:20:08 PM PDT · by rawcatslyentist · 21 replies
    mybrain | today | self
    Where is La Raza? Why haven't they defended one of "The Race"?
  • Climate change skeptics should be “treated,” says enviro-sociologist -- Kari...Prof of biology....)

    03/31/2012 12:09:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | posted at 4:15 pm on March 30, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    This just smacks of the same mentality that inspired climate change activists to say global warming deniers should be purged from meteorology. Kari Mari Norgaard, a professor of sociology and environmental studies at the University of Oregon, suggests that resistance to the threat of climate change at individual and societal levels must be “recognized and treated” before real action can be taken to effectively address the problem global warming poses. From a University of Oregon press release: “Climate change poses a massive threat to our present social, economic and political order. From a sociological perspective, resistance to change is to...
  • Who is buried in the Hoover Dam?

    03/31/2012 10:24:17 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 16, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    Who is buried in the Hoover Dam? The Hoover Dam is one of the most phenomenal structures in modern history. This 1244 feet long, 660 feet thick, and 726 feet high concrete behemoth holds back so much water that it deformed the earth's crust and caused 600 small earthquakes in the decade after its construction. Over 100 workers died constructing the Hoover Dam — and legend has it, some of them are buried within its concrete facade. Is there anything to these rumors? An enormous number of deaths - Over 100 people died in the construction of the Hoover Dam....
  • Will Trayvon's father be a witness for George Zimmerman's defense?

    03/30/2012 6:34:55 PM PDT · by Krankor · 21 replies
    Shine ^ | 3/30/2012 | Krankor
    According to my understanding of Florida law, an individual only has to reasonably believe his life is in danger in order to use deadly force. Well, remember the screams of terror in the background of the 911 tapes? The screams just don't last a few seconds- they go on and on for quite a while. They are the epitome of a man who is in sheer terror of losing his life. In fact, this is what Trayvon's own father Tracy told Anderson Cooper: "He was afraid for his life," says his father, "He saw his death coming. He saw his...