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  • I-22 finally connects Birmingham to Memphis

    10/16/2016 11:13:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Alabama News Center ^ | June 20, 2016 | Tom Cosby and Barry Copeland
    Hidden among all the recent great news affecting Birmingham’s amazing rebirth is the story of the long-awaited opening of I-22, or Corridor X. That’s a shame, because no single success in our recent past may prove to be more important and have greater long-term favorable impact on this region than today’s ribbon cutting. Since the days of the Roman Empire and the famous Appian Way, roads (and particularly crossroads) have always played a critically important role in the economic growth and prosperity of cities. In the earliest days of our country, waterway intersections were the places where communities grew into...
  • Mormon Tycoon Wants to Build Joseph Smith’s Mega-Utopia in Vermont

    07/20/2016 12:44:26 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 25 replies
    Green Mountain Daily ^ | 06/15/2016 | David R. Hall
    David R. Hall | - Green Mountain Daily Jun 15, 2016 ... Hall is the Utah-based engineer/developer and Mormon (member of the utopian community in Sharon (the birthplace of LDS founder Joseph Smith). Hall plans on plunking down New Vista and its 20,000 inhabitants in rural Vermont and other developments across the nation.
  • Maryland Attorney General Frosh Using Subpoenas to try to Silence Political Debate

    06/30/2016 12:51:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    MCGOP ^ | June 28, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh recently joined 16 other state Attorneys General to launch, in their own words, “an unprecedented, multi-state effort to investigate and prosecute the ‘high-funded and morally vacant forces’ that have stymied attempts to combat global warming—starting with holding ExxonMobil and other industry giants accountable for fraud and suppression of key climate science.” In explaining his support of “AGs United for Clean Power,” Frosh said: “There is no doubt that climate change is an existential threat to our society and to our entire planet….I am deeply troubled that oil companies have contributed to the problem by intentionally...
  • The Dramatic Decline in World Poverty

    10/12/2015 4:27:48 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 31 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 10/09/2015 | MARIAN L. TUPY
    Despite the recent recession in the West, absolute poverty is continuing to retreat in fast-growing developing countries. The escape from poverty that was once limited to the industrialized countries of the West is also happening in "the rest." Unfortunately, many people remain unaware of the dramatic decline in global poverty, let alone the reasons for it. According to an announcement released this week by the World Bank, "less than 10% of the world's population will be living in extreme poverty by the end of 2015." The bank has "used a new income figure of $1.90 per day to define extreme...
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals: Here’s what you need to know

    09/27/2015 6:56:08 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 17 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | September 25, 2015 | Kavitha Iyer
    What is sustainable development? The United Nations defines sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”... What are the Sustainable Development Goals to be adopted today? [snip] But what are the goals exactly? End poverty in all forms; end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture; ensure inclusive and equitable quality education; achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all; ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy...
  • Arizona, Mexico agreement extends I-11 to Mexico City

    08/06/2015 6:56:29 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | Eric Jay Toll
    Interstate 11 is getting another boost with execution of a memorandum of understanding between Arizona and Mexico. One of the four international cooperation agreements to be signed by Gov. Doug Ducey and the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Meade extends I-11 from Nogales into Mexico to Hermosillo and Mexico City. The international commerce corridor MOU grew out of a conversation between Arizona business leaders, Ducey and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim at the Phoenix Business Journal’s Global Market Discovery series earlier this year. People on the Move Victor Foggie Victor Foggie Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona Brian...
  • Pope Francis calls out Obama on climate change, says world must abandon fossil fuels

    06/18/2015 5:21:45 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 79 replies
    wash times ^ | 6/18/15 | b wolfgang
    n a sweeping, sometimes apocalyptic encyclical, Pope Francis on Thursday blasted the Obama administration and other world governments for not doing nearly enough to confront climate change, and said mankind is squandering the planet given to it by God and must abandon fossil fuels as soon as possible. “The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth,” the pontiff said in his 184-page climate-change encyclical, a long-awaited document released publicly Thursday by the Vatican.”These situations have caused sister earth, along with all the abandoned of our world, to cry out, pleading that...
  • Einstein Memorial Refutes White House Environmentalist

    05/13/2015 11:52:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | May 13, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    It is an obvious truth we too often forget. At the Albert Einstein Memorial, on the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., an explanatory sign states a simple fact that refutes the argument President Barack Obama's science adviser once made for redistributing wealth and limiting human population so as to save the human race from a poverty he claimed must inevitably intensify as our numbers increase. "At Einstein's feet lies a circular sky map representing the planets, sun, moon, and stars, positioned as observed by astronomers from the U.S. Naval Observatory at noon on the day...
  • Desert Developer's Woes Buffet Reid [Coyote Springs about 50 miles from Bundy's ranch]

    04/26/2014 5:44:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 10, 2012 | By ALEXANDRA BERZON
    Six years ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid celebrated what he called a "love fest" of government support for the construction of a proposed 150,000-home community in the Nevada desert and the lobbyist-turned-developer behind it, Harvey Whittemore. Last week, a federal grand jury charged Mr. Whittemore with making illegal political contributions to Mr. Reid, a Democrat. Even before the indictment, Mr. Reid and other politicians had begun to distance themselves from Mr. Whittemore—long one of Nevada's most powerful lobbyists—by pledging to charity money to offset donations they had gotten from him. ~~snip~~ The allegations against Mr. Whittemore stem from a...
  • New London Mayor Wants $10.10 Minimum Wage for City Workers [Connecticut Town w/SCOTUS Case]

    02/05/2014 2:17:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    During the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced an executive order for federal contractors to pay employees at least $10.10 an hour. He also urged mayors, governors and state legislators to raise wages as well. On Friday, New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio announced that he has proposed a minimum wage ordinance. He wants to raise the city’s minimum wage for municipal employees and contractors to $10.10.   “I believe New London should answer President Obama’s call to action,” Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio said in a statement. 
  • Bono: Only Capitalism Can End Poverty

    08/13/2013 7:34:19 AM PDT · by wrhssaxensemble · 36 replies
    inquisitr ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | Video
    You probably figure that like most prominent artists and entertainment celebrities, U2 frontman Bono would be a typical left-liberal. But you’d be wrong. The Values & Capitalism blog of the American Enterprise Institute observes that “For a rock star whose travels to developing nations and advocacy of foreign aid are well known, this focus on commerce has surprised many observers—and apparently the man himself.” In a recent speech at Georgetown University’s Global Social Enterprise Event, Bono admitted that even he himself finds it hard to accept that he has become a rock star who preaches capitalism. “Wow; sometimes I hear...
  • [Technical/HTML] Troubleshooting CSS

    07/18/2013 9:09:59 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 11 replies
    Tympanus ^ | July 17, 2013 | Hugo Giraudel
    CSS is a mess. First introduced in ~1995, it was meant to style basic text documents. Not websites. Not applications. Text documents. It has come a long way since then. Probably a bit too long. A lot of things were not intended in the first place like multi-column layouts, responsive web design and more; this is why it has become a language full of hacks and glitches, like some kind of odd steam machine with a bunch of extensions. On the bright side, this is what makes CSS fun (or kinda)! And this is also why we have jobs. Because...
  • Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers Releases Message for World Tourism Day

    07/12/2013 6:06:41 PM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    Zenit ^ | July 12, 2013 | Junno Arocho Esteves
    Cardinal Antonio Maria Veglio, president of the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Itinerant Peoples, published a message regarding the celebration of World Tourism Day which will take place on September 27th, 2013. The theme of this year’s World Tourism Day is “Tourism and water: protecting our common future” which is line with the International Year of Cooperation for Water proclaimed by the UN General Assembly. “The Holy See also wishes to join in this commemoration, bringing its contribution from its own perspective, aware of the importance of the phenomenon of tourism at the present time and the challenges and opportunities...
  • U.S. to Channel Cash Toward China Groundwater-Cleanup Projects

    03/16/2012 7:06:59 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 12 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. Trade & AId Monitor ^ | March 16, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S. government is embarking upon, and partly financing, a series of groundwater remediation initiatives in China -- despite the fact that China already plans to pump (USD) $5.5 billion of its own money into such actions through 2020. According to a Scope of Work (SOW) that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has located, the U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) initially will fund what is known as a "definitional mission," or DM, to China (#RFQ-CO201261140). The agency will outsource this preliminary endeavor to a private contractor, who would then travel to Beijing and two other cities that the Chinese...
  • Assembly passes relaxed wetlands regulation

    02/22/2012 5:07:22 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    JS Online ^ | 2-22-12 | Jason Stein and Lee Bergquist
    Madison - In another late-night session Tuesday, the Assembly approved major changes to wetlands regulations to ease restrictions over development in Wisconsin. The bill passed on a voice vote and now goes to Gov. Scott Walker, who has said he will sign it. The Assembly also unanimously passed legislation Tuesday adding cellphone text messages to the state's no-call list. The vote Tuesday on the wetlands legislation follows action in the state Senate on Feb. 15, when senators voted, 17-15, to approve the wetlands bill. Realtors, builders and property rights advocates pushed for the legislation, saying current law hamstrings development. The...
  • EPA ponders expanding power to contnue implementing Sustainable Development

    12/20/2011 1:36:25 PM PST · by Captain7seas · 14 replies
    Self | 12-20-2011 | Sid Preskitt What is Sustainable Development? "Sustainable Development" is the UN Agenda 21 "Plan For The 21st Century" It is the UN plan to manage and control ALL human activity under Marxist/socialist principals. Re-distribution of wealth is a built in feature of it. In practicality, it is a direct economic attack on the United States. In fact, Maurice Strong was the Chair of the 1992 U.N. Earth Summit in Rio where Agenda 21 was introduced. He made the intent clear when he was quoted saying that it was their responsibility to bring about the collapse of the industrialized countries. It has...
  • Lamb: The Transformation of Government

    10/10/2011 5:59:09 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 11 replies ^ | October 10, 2011 | Henry Lamb
    Where did governments – at every level – get the idea that they are supposed to manage the affairs of their citizens? Governments were first created in America to serve their citizens. Now, citizens must ask their government for permission to build a house, to drive a car, to open a business, or to buy a gun. The role and authority of government has changed over the years from an entity that serves the needs of its citizens to an entity that manages the affairs of its citizens. In recent years, especially since the emergence of 21_07.shtml>Agenda 21 in 1992,...
  • Attention Developers: Buy an Entire South Dakota Town for Less Than $1 Million

    07/29/2011 10:10:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/27/2011 | R. Leigh Coleman
    If you don’t mind an old saloon and two empty jails then this historic ghost town in South Dakota is for you. For sale: The majority of the land within the Township of Scenic, South Dakota, totaling about 46 acres. Over the years, since 1906, it has been a thriving town mostly of visitors for the convenience of fuel, groceries, hunting, fossil hunting and the world famous Longhorn Saloon. And the price? $799,000. Population: 9. The nearest town might be 50-miles away, but reporters, television crews, and millionaires are making plans to visit this small town located on the edge...
  • Sustainable Development or Sustainable Freedom

    06/19/2011 12:19:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    CFP ^ | 5/29/2011 | Henry Lamb
    Sustainable development is based on a set of principles found in Our Common Future, the report of the 1987 World Commission on Environment and Development. Sustainable freedom is based on a set of principles found in the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Continental Congress July 4, 1776. Sustainable development is based on this belief: “From space, we see a small and fragile ball dominated not by human activity and edifice but by a pattern of clouds, oceans, greenery, and soils. Humanity’s inability to fit its activities into that pattern is changing planetary systems, fundamentally. This new reality, from which...
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Development (It's about redistribution)

    05/22/2011 8:05:33 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/20/2011 | RealNews
    Current policy and political process incapable of dealing with environmental crisis
  • Federally Funded Plan to Kick-Start Central MN Economy Gains Ground

    05/20/2011 8:04:25 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | 5/20/2011 | Josh Simeone
    University of Minnesota faculty, staff and students will all be part of a federally funded plan meant to kick-start the Central Minnesota economy that begins taking shape next week. The first part of the plan begins next week in Baxter, Minnesota, with working groups made up of area residents set to focus on the state's economy and sustainable housing and transportation. The university says the meetings, which begin Tuesday, May 24th, are the first step in a two-year effort to help provide direction in areas such as transportation, housing and land use. The work groups are the result of an...

    04/24/2011 7:14:40 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 1 replies ^ | 4/24/2011 | Press Release
    The UAE’s trade with the rest of the OIC countries has witnessed tremendous growth in the past five years, and the OIC Expo presents an opportunity to give a further fillip for intra-trade among Islamic countries, according to senior officials attending the show that got under way today (April 24) at Expo Centre Sharjah. The 13the edition of the show was inaugurated by H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qassimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. The intra-trade among member countries has touched US$ 550 billion in 2009 and this is in for a 20 per cent...
  • The Sustainable Development Hoax

    04/22/2011 11:37:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2011 | S. Fred Singer
    "Sustainable Development" (SD) is basically a slogan without a specific meaning.  Linked to Earth Day (April 22), it masquerades as a call for clean air, green energy, and suggests a pristine bucolic existence for us and our progeny -- forever.  But in reality,  it has become immensely useful to many groups who use the slogan to advance their own special agenda, whatever they may be. The term itself was invented by Gro Harlem Bruntlandt, a Norwegian socialist politician and former prime minister.  After her term there, she landed in Paris and, together with Club of Rome veteran Alexander King,...
  • Inclusive, sustainable development critical globally: World Bank chief

    04/08/2011 7:39:34 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 8 replies ^ | 4/7/2011 | Xinhua
    The unrest engulfing the Middle East and North Africa shows that more inclusive and sustainable development is crucial for countries around the world, and more progress should be made in creating more economic, education and civil opportunities for common people, World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick said here on Wednesday. "There are lessons here for the region, for the world, for governments, for development institutions and for economics," Zoellick said at the Washington-based Peterson Institute for International Economics. The region has the highest unemployment among developing regions, the highest jobless rates among the best educated as well as the lowest...
  • Climate-friendly projects go rural in Germany (Soon in your town)

    03/29/2011 11:57:59 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 11 replies
    GIC ^ | 3/29/2011 | Mark Worth
    Famed for having the steepest wine-growing mountains in Europe, the Rhineland county of Cochem-Zell is engaged in an uphill climb to ward off climate change - by working to become a carbon-neutral region by 2050. Cochem-Zell's 2008 declaration that it intended to become a zero-emissions county generated great regional fanfare in southwestern Germany. Curiously, this county of 65,000 residents in the Mosel River Valley just south of Cologne has attracted surprisingly little national, much less international, attention. The initiative is well-known, however, within the insular community of climate change researchers and policy-makers. It is also playing a starring role in...
  • Resource-rich Africa well placed to transition to ‘green economy’ – UN official

    03/28/2011 10:16:47 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 26 replies ^ | 3/28/2011 | U.N. Press Release
    Africa is well poised to take advantage of a host of opportunities on the continent for building a ‘green economy,’ one that generates decent jobs in an environmentally sustainable way, a senior United Nations official said today. “This continent is in many ways the envy of the 21st century world,” Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), told African ministers of finance, planning and economic development gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “Africa is rich in the kinds of natural resources that in many parts of the world have been over-exploited and diminished by centuries of unsustainable development,”...
  • Confronting Sustainability

    03/28/2011 9:38:45 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 12 replies ^ | 3/28/2011 | Henry Lamb
    Four communities have rejected “Sustainability” since the first of the year. More will surely follow. To confront sustainability in your community you should learn everything you can about it. More than 600 American communities have entered into agreements with ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives), an international non-government organization created by the United Nations. ICLEI-USA was formed in 1995. ICLEI is a tool of both the U.N. and the federal government, used to transform American cities into “Sustainable Communities.” What is, and is not, sustainable is defined in Agenda 21, a 40-chapter document adopted in 1992 by the United...
  • Tomorrow's sustainable cities (Video)

    03/27/2011 10:17:26 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 19 replies
    CNC World ^ | 3/27/2011 | CNC World
    The Inter-American Development Bank annual conference kicked off Friday in Calgary, Canada. The meeting is focusing on the sustainable future for emerging cities. Our CNC correspondent Al Campbell has more details at the scene. STANDUP: AL CAMPBELL, CNC CORRESPONDENT "Sustainable emerging cities was very much the focus of the Inter-American Development Bank conference being held here in Calgary, Alberta, on Friday afternoon. IDB president Luis Alberto Moreno spoke about how there was 3,500 emerging cities around the world. Each of these cities has a population between 100,000 people and two million people. He says that their sustainable development was vital...
  • Wild coho salmon run in Marin County renews hope

    12/19/2010 12:16:10 PM PST · by thecodont · 13 replies · 2+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Friday, December 17, 2010 | Peter Fimrite, Chronicle Staff Writer
    One of the last runs of wild coho salmon in California has surged into the Lagunitas Creek watershed in western Marin County, bringing renewed hope to fisheries experts, watershed managers and those who have devoted their lives to salmon procreation. The endangered fish had all but disappeared over the past two years, creating fear among biologists that the species was in the midst of a death spiral. Then, during rains this past week, the fish arrived and began laying eggs in the creek and tributaries, which wind through the lush San Geronimo Valley. Read more:
  • For Techies : Software Development, C# Among Top IT Skills in Demand, Online Job Board, Dice Says

    09/11/2010 6:27:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The July 2010 Dice Report shows that software development skills in general and C# skills in particular are more in demand this year, making Dice's top 10 list of in-demand skills. In addition, Dice reports that there are more open full-time IT positions this year than last year at this time. But the numbers are still a far cry from the number of open positions in July 2008. The July 2010 Dice Report shows that software development skills in general and C# skills in particular are more in demand this year, making Dice's top 10 list of in-demand skills. In...
  • High-tech carts will tell on Cleveland residents who don't recycle they face $100 fine

    08/20/2010 8:00:42 AM PDT · by goldendays · 61 replies ^ | August 20, 2010 | Mark Gillispie
    High-tech carts will tell on Cleveland residents who don't recycle ... and they face $100 fine Trash carts containing more than 10 percent recyclable material could lead to a $100 fine, according to Waste Collection Commissioner Ronnie Owens. Recyclables include glass, metal cans, plastic bottles, paper and cardboard. City Council on Wednesday approved spending $2.5 million on high-tech carts for 25,000 households across the city, expanding a pilot program that began in 2007 with 15,000 households. The expansion will continue at 25,000 households a year until nearly all of the city's 150,000 residences are included. Existing carts might be retrofitted...
  • Gingrich: FREE CITES-A Path to Purpose for the Friends of Freedom

    08/19/2010 5:27:17 AM PDT · by WhyNotFreedom? · 1 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 19, 2010 | Newt Gingrich
    Far from defeating terrorism, today’s government-to-government foreign-aid system can actually incite it by propping up corrupt and repressive one-party states. Fortunately, there is a strategy that could subvert global terror by providing hope and opportunity in the Third World — at the expense of corruption and despair
  • Chris Dodd bows to global governance (Agenda 21)

    08/14/2010 1:02:35 PM PDT · by goldendays · 26 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 14, 2010 | Henry Lamb
    Chris Dodd bows to global governance . There is nothing ambiguous or uncertain about this statement: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. (10th Amendment) Where in the Constitution does Sen. Christopher Dodd find any authority to even propose his "Livable Communities Act"? Article I, Section 8, Clause 1, authorizes Congress "to lay and collect taxes for the common defense and general welfare" of the United States. The next 17 paragraphs define the specific area of activity the founders...
  • Harry Reid pulls a fast one to sabotage shale gas development

    08/03/2010 9:14:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies · 19+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 8-3-10 | Ed Lasky
    Shale Gas has the potential to bring manifold benefits to Americans: cheap and plentiful, relatively green and clean burning, located in vast swaths underneath our feet (and not offshore or in foreign lands filled with people happy to take our money but who also hate us and who can who can turn the spigot off at will). All good reasons in Majority Leader Harry Reid's mind to sabotage our tapping of this vast reserve of energy: The fight over the Senate offshore drilling "spill bill" shifted Wednesday from the Gulf of Mexico to the mountains of western Pennsylvania, as Republicans...
  • Accusations Follow SunCal's Failure (guarding taxpayers interests for a change)

    08/01/2010 4:04:20 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 4 replies · 3+ views
    Bay Citizen ^ | July 21, 2010 | Zusha Elinson and Michele Ellson
    Alameda, an island long resistant to growth, threw a warm embrace around an unlikely suitor last year. The Southern California developer SunCal Companies proposed to build thousands of homes, sports fields, offices and a ferry terminal on 770 acres of a decommissioned naval base. The project promised to transform the island city, and its leaders lined up in support. City Manager Ann Marie Gallant and her staff homed in on the fine print of the ballot initiative. Their report raised concerns about an annual $4.8 million hit to the city’s general fund for city services; breaks on more than $82...
  • Development Project Takes Root in Paktika Province

    03/27/2010 7:50:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 209+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | 1st Lt. R.J. Peek, USA
    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The Paktika provincial government, along with the Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team, purchased and distributed tree saplings to land owners throughout the province, March 24. These trees will be equally distributed and planted throughout the region in order to allow the root systems to hold the soil in place. As an added benefit, the Paktika government plans to distribute fruit trees, giving the population a chance to produce their own food while simultaneously improving the soil. Staff Sgt. Derek Dosedel, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment’s liaison to the PRT’s reconstruction and agricultural projects sees the arrival of...
  • Develop Here, Develop Now!

    03/02/2010 7:13:33 AM PST · by claudius the great · 3 replies · 176+ views
    True/Slant ^ | 03/01/10 | Ethan Epstein
    The San Francisco Chronicle reports today on a brouhaha afoot: a group of environmentalists are loudly protesting the construction of a complex of condominiums and offices, this time in the San Francisco suburb of Redwood City. Of course, even amidst recession, disputes such as these are commonplace in the Golden State – I wonder if the Chronicle has the article template already on file, and only has to insert the new town name (Santa Cruz, Sausalito, San Mateo) before proceeding with publication. As usual, the environmentalists are preaching precisely the wrong prescription. Because the call now should be for more...
  • Vanity: Pinochet Saved Thousands of Lives

    02/27/2010 6:49:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies · 416+ views
    Wake up this morning and saw the news about the huge earthquake in Chile. One thing I noticed was despite the earthquake being a magnitude 8.8 the early reports have only under a hundred deaths. My guess is one of the major reasons the death toll will be orders of magnitude below Haiti is Chile is the wealthiest country outside Canada and the US in the Americas. Chile could afford to build more structurally sound buildings and infrastructure designed to withstand this earthquake. The main reason Chile can afford earthquake proof structures is the economic policies imposed, I think you...
  • Cap & Trade; The Demise of Science- Based Policy Development

    02/07/2010 3:51:03 PM PST · by shockwaver · 4 replies · 222+ views ^ | June 25 2009 | shockwaver
    The earth may or may not be warming. If the earth is warming, that may or may not be due to human activity. But I can assure you that the present public discussion on this subject is not a scientific debate. Rather it is predominately political and emotional. Special interest groups are driving the agenda, skeptics are treated like heretics, contrary evidence is ignored, and nonsensical solutions to the supposed problem are being proposed while obvious remedies are not pursued. I fear that the good name of science and the ability of science to impact policy in a beneficial way...
  • Development aid key to terrorism fight: Clinton

    01/06/2010 8:58:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 737+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/6/10 | Christophe Schmidt
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an impassioned appeal Wednesday for greater US international development aid, saying it was vital to US and global security at a time of growing extremist threats. Development is a "strategic, economic and moral imperative," the top US diplomat said in a speech at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington. "We cannot stop terrorism or defeat the ideologies of violent extremism when hundreds of millions of young people see a future with no jobs, no hope, and no way ever to catch up to the developed world," she said....
  • Any evidence taxes stifle development

    11/25/2009 5:28:41 AM PST · by The Louiswu · 26 replies · 770+ views
    Me | 11/25/09 | Me
    "Does anybody have any evidence (concrete example from a period of our history) that taxes stifle development? Just one??" Saw this question posted on FB and was curious if there are concrete examples of taxes hurting development. If there are I am sure someone on FR can help. Thanks
  • Chinese developers set sights on Dayton

    10/30/2009 8:52:44 PM PDT · by Saije · 6 replies · 674+ views
    The Vindicator ^ | 10/30/2009 | Chris Potter
    Dayton is being considered as a potential retail and residential development site by Hong Kong business mogul Zengbin Song, of Tian An China Investments Company. Working with local business owner Jack Gong, the Dayton Economic Development Corporation has now established a relationship with the Chinese investment community. Mr. Gong is the President of Overseas Operations for the Dayton office of Lucky Toys, a Six Flags distributor. Most recently, Gong developed, and leased, a shopping center in Willis, Texas. As part of a 60-member Chinese delegation to the Houston market, Song was attracted to Dayton as a high-growth submarket in the...
  • Pretrib Rapture Diehards

    10/05/2009 1:14:36 PM PDT · by topcat54 · 43 replies · 1,352+ views
    Preterist Archive ^ | 2005 | Dave MacPherson
    Since the 1970's stunning new data has been surfacing about the pretribulation rapture's long-covered-up beginnings in the 1800's. In recent years several persons associated with Dallas Theological Seminary (which had long been pretribized) have reportedly gone to Britain to check on my research sources and then write books opposing my claims. In 1990 an Ohio pastor told me that Dr. _____ _____, the most qualified DTS prof, traveled there and came back and wrote nothing! The pastor added that he and some others had a good laugh. But change was coming. In 1993 Chuck Swindoll, who became DTS president after...
  • Sustainable Development--the "Why" behind Everything that is destroying America

    09/16/2009 7:19:33 PM PDT · by TCH · 53 replies · 1,330+ views
    American Policy Center ^ | September 16, 2009 | TCH
    TEA Parties and "End the Fed" Protests cannot win back the Republic without this information! Many Americans appear to be awakening from their slumber of apathy as government forces are making their move for total control of our lives. Massive TEA Party protests on April 15th, followed by more than 1000 again on Independence Day, show a growing movement of concerned, dedicated Americans. But there is a major component missing from those protests. There is a nearly universal lack of understanding of the issue of Sustainable Development and the dangers it poses to our liberty. Consequently, that issue is being...
  • VK speed! can you find anybody on earth who can zot Chicom shills faster than the Viking Kitties?

    08/05/2009 8:44:58 AM PDT · by badguy2000 · 80 replies · 1,807+ views
    August,4th,2009 | badguy2000
    here shows you how chinese devlope their country! then, you should know why chinese economy grow faster than others. Feb 2009
  • U.S. Development Team Assesses Afghan Cement Plant

    07/28/2009 4:19:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 240+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 1st Lt. Lory Stevens, USA
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, July 28, 2009 – Accompanied by members of Task Force Warrior and Task Force Gladius, a U.S. government business and stability operations team visited the Jabal Saraj Cement Plant in Afghanistan’s Parwan province July 25 as part of a fact-finding mission. Islamuddin Ahmadi, general manager of a cement plant in the Jabal Saraj district of Afghanistan’s Parwan province, points out deposits of limestone, clay and gypsum, the key raw materials needed to produce cement, to visiting U.S. development experts, July 25, 2009. U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Lory Stevens  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Deputy...
  • British cadets nurture 'spirit of adventure' at Ramstein

    07/20/2009 4:55:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 234+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Senior Airman Amanda Dick, USAF
    7/20/2009 - RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) -- England's Air Training Corps sent numerous cadets to Ramstein Air Base in July in hopes to guide their cadets "to foster the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship." As one of the goals for cadets according to the Air Cadet Organization's Web site, cultivating this spirit involves summer camps held throughout England, but sometimes cadets have the chance to travel to other countries. British cadets learned how the U.S. Air Force operates with a tour of a C-130 Hercules as well as participated in hands-on activities pertaining...
  • Bono Discovers Sustainable Development Isn’t Sustainable

    05/20/2009 10:08:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 1,258+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/20/2009 | Phelim McAlee
    The big problem with renewable energy is that it just doesn’t renew itself. The sun does not shine enough and the wind doesn’t blow enough to power the towns, cities, factories, hospitals and schools that make our lives so livable. No environmentalist would ever allow their child to be treated in a hospital fully powered by “renewables”. They would not take the risk that the wind might stop whilst their baby was on the operating table. They would insist that the hospital and the life support systems had a fossil fuel powered back-up. And so it is with “sustainable development”....
  • Redefining Human Rights

    05/04/2009 9:27:10 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 220+ views
    Campus Report ^ | May 4, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Redefining Human Rights by: Bethany Stotts, May 04, 2009 When Nobel-prize winning economist Amartya Sen released his book Development as Freedom in 1999, his argument that democratic freedoms had an economic component in the developing world was greeted with acclaim. Now a World Bank employee building upon Sen’s conception of positive and negative freedoms is arguing that the twin discourses of human rights and development need to reach an accord. “In many instances when policy makers are producing policies in these countries, they pay only lip service to the role of economic freedom in their own development strategy,” said Jean-Pierre...
  • Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Henderson Kathy Mirrer, Jeff Hildebrandt, Randalen Sergent

    05/02/2009 10:37:54 PM PDT · by SteveWsanson · 326+ views
    The Veterans In Politics ^ | May 2, 2009 | Steve Sanson
    Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Henderson Kathy Mirrer, Jeff Hildebrandt, Randalen Sergent LIVE on May 9: Kathy Mirrer and Jeff Hildebrandt SBA Loans for Veterans Business Development Specialist: Randalen Sergent Model and VIP Host: "Veterans In Politics" is a weekly radio show produced by the Veterans In Politics International and hosted by Steve Sanson and Co-Hosted by J. "Sage" Bocook. The "Veterans In Politics" show is live every Saturday 2:05 PM Pacific Time you can call in and speak to the guest or/and hosts at (702) 309-6690. Listen to the Veterans In Politics Municipal Candidate 2009 Endorsement Interview---...