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  • California's taxes and greenie laws breaching the gates of even Silicon Valley

    08/31/2018 8:09:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/31/2018 | Monica Showalter
    The Economist has a fine cover story on the decline of the Silicon Valley, warning that its famed garage start-ups are fleeing to places such as Fort Lauderdale and Pittsburgh. Here's its title leader:  Why startups are leaving Silicon Valley, which sums the problem up as this: Its combination of engineering expertise, thriving business networks, deep pools of capital, strong universities and a risk-taking culture have made the Valley impossible to clone, despite many attempts to do so. There is no credible rival for its position as the world’s pre-eminent innovation hub. But there are signs that the Valley’s...
  • California Wildfires Caused By Radical Environmentalists, Not Climate Change

    08/11/2018 4:59:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/18 | Katy Grimes
    The Catastrophic Canard of Climate Change Our forests are now catastrophically overgrown, often carrying four times the number of trees the land can support. In this stressed and weakened condition, our forests are easy prey for drought, disease, pestilence and fire.Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) The United States Forest Service was originally founded to protect forests from the ravages of fire to preserve it for future generations. That thinking was abandoned in favor of the flawed no-use movement, or the rewilding theory, which blames humans for the degradation of our planet. Rewilding the land can repair damage weve caused and reconnect...
  • A small band of environmentalists takes fight against Obama Presidential Center to court

    08/04/2018 2:44:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/03/18 | Lolly Bowean
    When Charlotte Adelman was a student at the University of Chicago, the nearby parks became a refuge for her, a sprawling expanse of green where she could escape the concrete urban landscape. It was then, many decades ago, that Adelman began her journey to becoming a fighter for environmental justice. Along the way, she has fought to preserve open spaces, ban pesticides in Wilmette and co-authored a book, Prairie Directory of North America. Now, Adelman, 81, has set her sights on her biggest target yet to block the Obama Presidential Center from being built in Jackson Park. Adelman, along...
  • Environmentalist Scare Stories Never Mind!

    07/28/2018 6:22:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    However, a few weeks ago, a Sierra Club blog post started singing a different tune: “‘Save the bees’ is a rallying cry we’ve been hearing for years now…. But honeybees are at no risk of dying off. While diseases, parasites and other threats are certainly real problems for beekeepers, the total number of managed honeybees worldwide has risen 45% over the last half century. ‘Honeybees are not going to go extinct,’ says Scott Black, executive director of the Xerces Society. ‘We have more honeybee hives than we’ve ever had, and that’s simply because we manage honeybees. Conserving honeybees to save...
  • Perverse, Conflicted Ethical Systems

    05/05/2018 7:45:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    Third Reich Forest Minister Hermann Goering was an avid hiker and ecologist who once sent a man to a concentration camp for cutting up a frog for fish bait. In 1933 he and other Nazi Party leaders enacted anti-vivisection laws to stop what he called unbearable torture and suffering in animal experiments.Intensely hostile to capitalism, the Nazis controlled all industries and envisioned large-scale wind turbine projects that would generate huge amounts of cheap energy and create millions of German jobs.But as Luftwaffe commander, Goering planned and directed the 1939 terror bombing of Warsaw and the 1943 obliteration of the citys...
  • Bacon and a Year without Summer

    04/19/2018 11:14:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Communists do not recognize the law of supply and demand and are not particularly adept at planning centralized economies based loosely on Marxist ideology Im placing the thickly sliced uncured bacon in the pan and, when it begins to sizzle, the marvelous aroma fills the house. It is a memory from my childhood when Grandma Elena would render bacon fat into lard in her tiny kitchen. It was a preservative for chunks of pork she would seal with wax in glass jars that would feed us for an entire year. It was stored in the cellar, the dank, damp, and...
  • How Environmentalists Keep Heating Bills High

    02/27/2018 5:54:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    This has been a colder-than-usual winter in the Midwest and Northeast, so many Americans are facing high home heating and electric bills. In some areas, these bills can reach $1,000 a month. Liberals, of course, charge that Donald Trump is the culprit. An AP story last week screamed: "Trump Once Again Wants to Cut Energy Assistance to the Poor." Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders charged that if Trump has his way and eliminates the Low Income Heating Assistance Program, people might "freeze to death." But wait. Donald Trump is pro-American energy development. He isn't the one who is making energy bills...
  • How Regulations Made California's Fires Worse

    01/18/2018 2:13:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 18, 2018 | Richard Zuber
    After raging through almost all of December, the so-called Thomas fire, California's largest wildfire ever recorded, was finally contained on January 12. While the worst is behind us (for now), the fact that last year's wildfires so violently spun out of control puts the spotlight on the Golden State's government and its lack of fire prevention measures. The fires across the state caused unprecedented damage and loss of life. Unsurprisingly, California governor Jerry Brown was quick to pin the blame on climate change for the forest fires' ferocity and extraordinary longevity this season. Whatever truth there may be to this,...
  • Environmental group, homeowners sue Illinois Tollway over proposed Route 53 extension

    01/16/2018 4:02:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Lake County News-Sun ^ | December 28, 2017 | Mary Wisniewski
    A Lake County environmental group on Thursday sued the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority to stop it from spending any more money to study an extension of Route 53. The lawsuit, filed in Lake County Circuit Court in Waukegan by Livable Lake County and six area homeowners, alleges the Tollway failed to abide by state law in pursuing the controversial project. Specifically, the lawsuit claims that the Tollway violated the Illinois Toll Highway Act by failing to get proper authorization for the corridor from the Illinois legislature and not holding required public hearings. Anthony Vega, a representative for Livable Lake...
  • The Environmentalist Lobby Attacks Green Tea

    01/08/2018 5:48:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2018 | Brian Garst
    A debate has been raging for years over whether the worlds most widely used herbicide, glyphosate, is carcinogenic. Like so many other issues relating to the environment, the discussion has been marked not by sober scientific analysis and debate, but instead by zealotry, frivolous lawsuits, and political pandering to extremists. Meanwhile, mounting evidence against alleged cancer links goes ignored.For a time it seemed that reason would triumph, but the anti-glyphosate lobby recently struck again, this time targeting tea of all things. The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has sued major US tea producer Bigelow Inc. over the presence of trace amounts...
  • [Catholic Caucus] PETITION: Remove the crucified cow on display in Catholic church

    11/24/2017 2:13:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Life Petitions ^ | November 23, 2017 | Life Petitions
    A crucified cow has been erected as art at the center of a consecrated Catholic church in the Belgian town of Borgloon. Local Catholics are urging the local bishop to have it removed and offer public prayers of reparation, but so far it has remained in place.The art exhibit by Tom Herck is to be displayed until early December in the small parish church of Saint John the Baptist.The artist went through the grueling process of actually nailing the 500 kg corpse of a cow to a cross before covering it with silicone paint. The cow on the cross,...
  • Where Does Spokane Green Groups Support Come From?

    10/21/2017 6:15:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    Democrats in Washington state, like their counterparts in the other Washington, don’t always think the law applies to them. They can create elaborate procedures to trip up Republicans in, say, election law. But those requirements are quite optional where they are concerned.Part of this is they see themselves as the good guys, fighting for right – no matter how many jobs are lost, how much damage is done to the economy or how little the measure does to help the environment. If they have to bend a few rules to make it happen – hey, it was the right thing...
  • EPA's Pruitt moves to end Obama-era practice of 'sue and settle' with environmentalists

    10/18/2017 1:37:08 PM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 16, 2017 | Staff
    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt​ moved Monday to end a controversial practice known as “sue and settle,” which critics said was used during the Obama administration to cut deals with environmental groups leading to new regulations. “The days of regulation through litigation are over,” Pruitt said in a statement, announcing a new EPA directive. Republicans, including Pruitt, had fought with the Obama administration in court over what they described as a back-room practice that led to more red tape. They claimed the EPA routinely entered into consent decrees with environmental groups that had sued the agency, in turn leading to new...
  • Environmentalists Sue To Give River Human Rights

    09/25/2017 12:04:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | September 25, 2017 | Tim Pearce
    An environmental group is filing the first lawsuit of its kind on Sept. 26 in the U.S., attempting to force the state of Colorado to recognize the legal rights of the Colorado River and the surrounding ecosystem. Activist organization Deep Green Resistance (DGR) has signed on as the rivers next friends in Colorado River v. State of Colorado. The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) is a legal adviser in the case, according to a CELDF press release.
  • A Few Busybodies Have Destroyed A Dream For NYC

    09/17/2017 7:40:18 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/16/2017 | Steve Cuozzo
    The collapse of Barry Dillers Pier 55 dream is without parallel in the annals of willful, malicious New York City obstructionism. Theres no glimmer of hope, no encouraging lessons to be drawn, no down-the-road silver lining. Dillers reasonable decision to walk away from a vision that had already cost him tens of millions of dollars more than hed planned, and which might well never be built even had he sunk in tens of millions of dollars more , is a civic tragedy of Shakespearean scope. Were left with the oft-repeated, defining word of King Lear nothing. And, as in...
  • Loving Animals to Death

    07/19/2017 8:47:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2017 | John Stossel
    We need to sell more rhino horns, quickly. That may be the only way to save rhinos from extinction. Today, rhinos vanish because poachers kill them for their horns. Businesses turn their horns into ornaments or quack health potions. Some horns sell for $300,000. No wonder poachers risk their lives for one. How do you fight an incentive that strong? Flood the market! That's a solution suggested by Matthew Markus. Markus's biotech company can make artificial rhino horn in a laboratory that's virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. Put enough of that lab-grown horn on the market and supply and...
  • Russias War on Fracking: Threatened by low oil prices, Putin covertly supports anti-frackers

    02/03/2015 8:17:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/03/2015 | Tom Rogan
    As a senior archivist for the KGBs foreign-intelligence directorate, Vasili Mitrokhin had access to a treasure trove of information. He unveiled those secrets after defecting to Britain in 1992. One such secret concerned the active measures the lies the KGB had used against the West during the Cold War. In the 1980s, for example, the KGB spread a couple of particularly pernicious rumors. It claimed the United States had manufactured the AIDS virus and that rich Americans were murdering children in the Third World for organ-harvesting purposes. Framed by faux science and ideologically screened experts, and harnessing anti-American...
  • US Environmentalists May Have Secretly Taken Russian Cash

    07/10/2017 1:23:07 PM PDT · by TBP · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 10, 2017 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    House lawmakers want the Trump administration to investigate reports that a wealthy foundation used an offshore shell company to give millions of dollars to environmental activists opposed to U.S. energy development. If you connect the dots, it is clear that Russia is funding U.S. environmental groups in an effort to suppress our domestic oil and gas industry, specifically hydraulic fracking, Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith said Friday. Smith and Texas Republican Rep. Randy Weber asked Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to investigate whether or not environmentalists were funneling money to U.S. environmental groups through a Bermuda-based shell company. Republicans are pitching...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Dem Super-Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K To End US Sanctions On Russian Bank

    03/07/2017 4:59:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 6, 2017 | Richard Pollock
    Democrat super-lobbyist Tony Podesta was paid $170,000 over a six-month period last year to represent Sberbank, Russias largest bank, seeking to end one of the Obama administrations economic sanctions against that country, The Daily Caller News Foundations Investigative Group has learned. Podesta, founder and chairman of the Podesta Group, is listed as a key lobbyist on behalf of Sberbank, according to Senate lobbying disclosure forms. His firm received more than $24 million in fees in 2016, much of it coming from foreign governments, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.
  • This Earth Day, Remember How Often Environmental Alarmists Are Wrong

    04/22/2017 7:02:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/22/2017 | Daniel Payne
    Today is the 47th annual Earth Day. On this day, it is worth reflecting on how completely, totally wrong environmental alarmists often are. Few things tell us more about the environmental movementwhere its been and, more importantly, where it is nowthan its dismal track record in the predictive department.Case in point: Paul Ehrlich, who is as close to a rock star as youre apt to find among environmentalists. Ehrlich is most famous for his 1968 book The Population Bomb, in which he famously predicted that, during the 1970s and 1980s, humanity would suffer mass famine and starvation due to overpopulation....