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  • Proposed critical habitat for rare frog bigger in Ariz., N.M.

    09/22/2011 3:28:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Increase in critical habitat for a rare spotted frog ...
  • Resort trips [for Philly HS students] got federal money

    08/04/2011 9:25:01 AM PDT · by freespirited · 14 replies
    Phila Inquirer ^ | 08/04/11 | Joseph Tanfani and Mark Fazlollah
    A nonprofit backed by U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) spent more than $2 million in federal funds to provide environmental education to Philadelphia high school students - including trips to a resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands. For three years, the Caribbean-American Mission for Research, Education, and Action ran an exchange program for students at Overbrook High School and two island high schools. The Philadelphia students and their adult chaperones stayed at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef beachfront resort, on what the hotel website calls a "luminous white sand beach framed with the majestic turquoise waters of the Caribbean." Fattah's...
  • Environmental groups sue over Shell offshore plan

    06/10/2011 10:38:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 26 replies
    chron.com ^ | 9 June 2011 | JENNIFER A. DLOUHY
    WASHINGTON -- Lawsuits filed Thursday that challenge the federal government's approval of a Shell Oil Co. offshore exploration plan present a major test of regulators' power to swiftly review deep-water drilling blueprints. In two separate but overlapping filings, conservationists argue the government was bound by federal law to first finish a post-spill environmental study of the Gulf of Mexico before approving Shell's plan last month. The legal complaints were filed in the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals — one by the Defenders of Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity and the Natural Resources Defense Council and the other by Earthjustice,...
  • Climate activists to launch flurry of suits across U.S.

    05/04/2011 5:43:28 PM PDT · by 1010RD · 28 replies
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin ^ | May 4, 2011 | Matthew Brown
    BILLINGS, Mont. — A group of attorneys using children and young adults as plaintiffs plans to file legal actions in every state and the District of Columbia today in an effort to force government intervention on climate change. The courtroom ploy is backed by high-profile activists looking for a legal soft spot to advance a cause that has stumbled in the face of stiff congressional opposition and a skeptical U.S. Supreme Court. The goal is to have the atmosphere declared for the first time as a "public trust" deserving special protection. That's a concept previously used to clean up polluted...
  • Study: Enviro-light bulbs can cause cancer

    04/26/2011 11:08:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/26/11 | Kerry Picket
    According to a recently released German study, the supposed "environmentally friendly" compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL's), are reported to have "cancer causing chemicals" that are sent out when the light is switched on, reports London's Daily Telegraph: Their report advises that the bulbs should not be left on for extended periods, particularly near someone’s head, as they emit poisonous materials when switched on. Peter Braun, who carried out the tests at the Berlin's Alab Laboratory, said: “For such carcinogenic substances it is important they are kept as far away as possible from the human environment.”
  • Energy in America: EPA Rules Force Shell to Abandon Oil Drilling Plans

    04/25/2011 6:28:52 AM PDT · by thackney · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2011 | Dan Springer
    Shell Oil Company has announced it must scrap efforts to drill for oil this summer in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Alaska. The decision comes following a ruling by the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board to withhold critical air permits. The move has angered some in Congress and triggered a flurry of legislation aimed at stripping the EPA of its oil drilling oversight. Shell has spent five years and nearly $4 billion dollars on plans to explore for oil in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The leases alone cost $2.2 billion. Shell Vice President Pete Slaiby says obtaining...
  • Environmental Red Tape Used to Prevent Border Defense

    04/20/2011 8:42:52 AM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    moonbattery.com ^ | 04/20/2011 | n/a
    There isn't much constructive activity the radical environmentalist bureaucracy won't prevent — not even guarding the border from drug cartels and economically unsustainable hordes of colonists: Federal land managers in Arizona, where about half of all illegal alien apprehensions took place in 2010, denied a U.S. Border Patrol station permission to build a road deemed necessary for "achieving or maintaining operational control" of an area along the southwest border. According to an April 15 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), land managers, including officials from the Department of Interior and Department of Agriculture, denied permission to build the road...
  • Is green the new red (communism)?

    03/22/2011 2:14:04 PM PDT · by EllisWashingtonReport · 23 replies
    www.WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 10/16/10 | Ellis Washington
    Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudo-scientific fraud I have seen in my long life. ~ Dr. Harold Lewis Ten days ago, Harold Lewis, Ph.D., emeritus professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, tendered his letter of resignation to Curtis G. Callan Jr., Princeton University, president of the American Physical Society, because Dr. Lewis finally realized that he could no longer support what he called the "successful pseudo-scientific fraud" of global warming. Remember, to the Democratic Party and RINO Republicans, truth doesn't matter, because to them truth is relative. All that matters to liberals and...
  • Calif. seeks right to sue over greenhouse gases

    03/15/2011 8:13:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/15/11 | Bob Egelko
    California and five other states are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to let them sue power companies whose plants emit greenhouse gases, saying legal action is needed as a backup for the Obama administration's embattled efforts to curb pollution that contributes to global warming. The case, to be argued April 19, pits the states and environmental organizations against an unusual alliance: the energy industry, which opposes the emissions limits, and the Obama administration, which says such restrictions should be imposed by Congress and federal agencies, not the courts. The Environmental Protection Agency plans to issue regulations in May 2012 that...
  • Green economy needs 2% of every nation's income, says UN

    02/23/2011 8:07:47 AM PST · by epithermal · 16 replies
    Guardian.co.uk ^ | 21 February 2011 | Fiona Harvey
    The United Nations will call on Monday for 2% of worldwide income to be invested in the green economy, a move it says would boost jobs and economic growth. The call is expected to be matched by statements of support for low-carbon investment from heads of state including President Barack Obama of the US and Hu Jintao of China, and several chiefs of multinational companies. An investment of 2% of global GDP would more than pay for itself in the form of millions of new jobs, the development of new industries, health benefits from cleaner air, energy efficiency savings and...
  • Obama Administration's Forest Rule May End Up Back in Court

    02/22/2011 7:37:17 AM PST · by epithermal · 8 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | February 18, 2011 | SONYA ANGELICA DIEHN
    (CN) - Environmentalists say the federal government's new forest planning rules fail to protect species and habitat and put too much power in the hands of forest managers who have abused their discretion. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, citing a need for efficiency and flexibility, unveiled new rules intended to replace regulations established in the 1980s for nearly 200 million federal acres. The proposal, which the U.S. Forest Service released last week, would cover 193 million acres in 155 forests and 20 grasslands in the National Forest system. The Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture....
  • Gore brings his global warming fight to Aspen ("It is a moral issue")

    02/21/2011 12:43:31 PM PST · by maggief · 49 replies
    Vail Daily ^ | February 21, 2011 | Andre Salvail
    ASPEN — He may have been preaching to the choir, but former Vice President Al Gore stirred an Aspen audience Friday with a passionate speech about the effects of global warming, at one point pounding his fist on the podium and declaring it “a moral issue.” (snip) It didn't help, Gore said, that the scientific community committed some “self-inflicted wounds.” That was a reference to mistakes and misstatements in an IPCC report four years ago that led to a large amount of political debate and media attention. “I think the mistakes were blown way way out of proportion,” Gore said....
  • Northwest's Largest Coal-Fired Power Plant In Political Cross Hairs

    02/16/2011 12:31:49 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 30 replies
    Oregon Public Broadcasting ^ | 02/16/2011 | Tom Banse
    Earlier this winter, Oregon regulators sealed a deal to shut down the coal-fired power plant in Boardman by 2020.  Now the one other large coal-fired power plant in the Northwest is in the political cross hairs....posted using frpa
  • Ferrioli to European wolf advocates: Go away, morons!

    02/16/2011 10:13:47 AM PST · by epithermal · 10 replies
    Oregonian ^ | February 09, 2011 | Jeff Mapes
    Oregon Senate Minority Leader Ted Ferrioli doesn't cotton to foreigners offering legislative advice. When Louise du Toit, a singer from South Africa living in Greece, wrote the John Day Republican asking him to oppose a bill sponsored by Sen. Doug Whitsett, R-Klamath Falls, that would remove wolves from Oregon's endangered species list, Ferrioli whipped out this reply: "Are you kidding? Why do you expect that input from [European Union] residents make any difference at all to me? I'll be supporting Dr. Whitsett's bill (he is a VETERINARIAN). By the way, perhaps I should be writing to EU ministers to stop...
  • IPCC Green Doctor Prescribes End to Democracy to Solve Global Warming

    01/05/2011 9:01:36 AM PST · by Signalman · 25 replies
    IceCap ^ | 1/5/2011 | hauntingthelibrary
    -snip- Professor David Shearman, MD, is Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Adelaide, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University’s Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences and Law School. Professor Shearman was an Assessor for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Third Assessment Report and the Fourth Assessment Report. (1) Shearman has penned several books on global warming, such as ‘Climate Change as a Crisis in World Civilization: Why We Must Totally Transform How We Live’ and ‘The Climate Change Challenge and the Failure of Democracy’. His argument is that overpopulation and industrialization are causing an ecological disaster which...
  • Battle Heats Up Over Alaskan Petroleum Reserve

    01/04/2011 10:18:43 AM PST · by epithermal · 3 replies
    NPR ^ | January 3, 2011 | Jeff Brady
    The battle over whether oil companies should be allowed to drill in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is nothing new — but the fight over nearby public land called the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska is. The NPRA is huge — about the size of Indiana. Originally, it was set aside for the military, then in the 1970s it was reserved for domestic oil production. Today, there are a few native villages in the NPRA, and about 30 wells have been drilled there — but it is mostly undisturbed. The federal government is working on a plan to guide future drilling there,...
  • Some Scientists Skeptical Of Report On Chromium In Drinking Water

    12/22/2010 1:13:29 PM PST · by epithermal · 19 replies
    NPR ^ | December 22, 2010 | Eliza Barclay
    Putting the words "hexavalent chromium" and "drinking water" in the same sentence sounds like a recipe for people to worry. And a report released Monday by the Environmental Working Group sounded the alarm on chromium lurking in the taps of 31 U.S. cities got people fired up. The group figured some 74 million Americans drink water containing a cancer-causing form metal. But how concerned should we be about the findings from the study? We asked Dr. Robert Baratz, an expert on metal exposure who teaches at the Boston University and Tufts University Schools of Medicine, to give us some context....
  • Princeton Scientist Tells Earth Researchers: Speak Out

    12/18/2010 7:39:52 AM PST · by epithermal · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Science ^ | 16 December 2010 | Eli Kintisch
    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—Geoscientists want everyone, including policymakers, to understand their work and its possible ramifications for society. But on Wednesday, an overflow crowd of 400 at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting here received some practical advice about getting the message out. "Communication with the public is not a monologue, it's a dialogue," said Princeton University climatologist Michael Oppenheimer. "We should get used to being public people." Climate scientist Jay Gulledge of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change in Arlington, Virginia, said, "There used to be arguments in sessions like this between those who said, 'Keep your nose clean,'...
  • EPA regulations could make it difficult for Americans to stay warm this winter

    12/14/2010 7:10:19 AM PST · by EBH · 57 replies
    With reports predicting brutally-cold weather to envelop much of the U.S. in the coming weeks, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations could make it harder for Americans to stay warm. According to the National Center for Public Policy, the EPA’s regulatory war on greenhouse gas emissions will drastically increase costs for the majority of Americans who get their heat generated from coal. Coal happens to be the chief emitter of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, making it the EPA’s public enemy number one. And in absence of a comprehensive energy bill, the agency’s strategy has instead been to regulate and cap...
  • A Novel Tactic in Climate Fight Gains Some Traction

    11/09/2010 10:14:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 8, 2010 | JOHN M. BRODER
    WASHINGTON — With energy legislation shelved in the United States and little hope for a global climate change agreement this year, some policy experts are proposing a novel approach to curbing global warming: including greenhouse gases under an existing and highly successful international treaty ratified more than 20 years ago. The treaty, the Montreal Protocol, was adopted in 1987 for a completely different purpose, to eliminate aerosols and other chemicals that were blowing a hole in the Earth’s protective ozone layer. But as the signers of the protocol convened the 22nd annual meeting in Bangkok on Monday, negotiators are considering...
  • Oregon’s First Environmental Literacy Plan Completed

    10/29/2010 8:39:12 AM PDT · by epithermal · 10 replies
    BusinessWire ^ | Oct 7, 2010 | Unknown
    The plan articulates that environmentally literate students, upon graduation, will demonstrate proficiency in each of the following areas: * Understand the physical and biological world and our interdependent relationship with it * Understand and apply systems thinking concepts and tools * Understand one’s relationship to the local, regional, national and global community * Investigate options for, plan and create a sustainable future * Understand and achieve personal and civic responsibility Oregon’s Environmental Literacy Plan will be submitted to the Oregon legislature and considered for full adoption by the State Board of Education later this year. To implement the plan, Oregon...
  • Wind Energy's Ghosts

    10/24/2010 10:12:38 AM PDT · by epithermal · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 15, 2010 | Andrew Walden
    European wind developers are fleeing the EU's expiring wind subsidies, shuttering factories, laying off workers, and leaving billions of Euros of sovereign debt and a continent-wide financial crisis in their wake. But their game is not over. Already they are tapping a new vein of lucre from the taxpayers and ratepayers of the United States. -snip- In the best wind spots on earth, over 14,000 turbines were simply abandoned. Spinning, post-industrial junk which generates nothing but bird kills.
  • High Battery Cost Curbs Electric Cars

    10/19/2010 7:12:38 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 54 replies
    WSJ ^ | OCTOBER 17, 2010 | MIKE RAMSEY
    Unlike Other Devices, Power Packs May Not Enjoy Major Economies of Scale The push to get electric cars on the road is backed by governments and auto makers around the world, but they face a big hurdle: the stubbornly high cost of the giant battery packs, which can account for more than half the cost of an electric vehicle. Both the industry and government are betting that a quick takeoff in electric-car sales will drive down the battery prices. But a number of scientists and automotive engineers believe cost reductions will be hard to come by. Unlike with tires or...
  • Oct. 10: Most Widespread Day of Environmental Action in History

    10/10/2010 4:33:08 PM PDT · by epithermal · 35 replies
    PRNewswire ^ | 10/8/2010 | SOURCE 350.org
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 7,000 events are planned in 188 countries for this Sunday's Global Work Party, a day of action coordinated by 350.org to push politicians to take action on climate change. There are more than 400 work parties planned across California, a broad show of support for clean energy solutions in advance of a contentious election. "Politicians may still be debating climate change, but citizens are getting to work solving it," said Bill McKibben, renowned environmental author and founder of 350.org "I'm tired of sitting around and watching politicians argue," said Actress Ellen Page, who sent...
  • Enviro-Freaks Advocate Murdering Child Dissidents

    10/02/2010 6:25:26 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 24 replies
    Proving that some things are impossible to satirize, the British environmentalist group 10:10 has produced a short propaganda film that at first glance appears to be something that Rush Limbaugh would've created to mock environmental extremism. Oh, but it's not. 10:10, which gets its name from the goal of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 10 percent annually starting in 2010, means it for real. The four-minute commercial, which can be found here , is called "No Pressure" and is divided into three main segments: a teacher with her class of middle schoolers, a corporate pep-talk in an office building lobby,...
  • API, NPRA file motions in oil sands lawsuit (envirowackos vs DOD)

    10/02/2010 8:57:15 AM PDT · by epithermal · 11 replies
    Oil and Gas Journal ^ | Sep 30, 2010 | Nick Snow
    WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 30 -- The American Petroleum Institute, National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, and US Chamber of Commerce moved on Sept. 29 to intervene in two environmental organizations’ lawsuit seeking to keep the US Department of Defense from using fuel produced from Canadian oil sands. The Sierra Club and the Knoxville, Tenn.-based Southern Alliance for Clean Energy sued DOD, its energy support center, and its logistics agency on June 18 in US District Court for Northern California. Their suit also named US Defense Sec. Robert M. Gates and the two divisions’ leaders as defendants. The action alleged that the...
  • The 10:10 Project and 9-11, or, No Pressure

    10/01/2010 11:35:19 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 36 replies · 1+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 10-2-2010 | grey_whiskers
    Today, a group called the 10.10 project came out with a pro-environmental video which has gathered a LOT of negative publicity. The group has since issued the canonical retrenchment-couched-as-an-apology "to those who really deserve this, but who are clueless enough to have admitted their guilt by being offended, we are sorry you're stupid". But, uncharacteristically, the group has ONLY pulled the video from its own website, and is making no effort to scrub it from the web at large. (Which is probably a good thing, as the video has gone viral within twelve hours). What is the video? You can...
  • FWS to study coastal plain, ANWR areas for wilderness status

    09/29/2010 12:50:17 PM PDT · by epithermal · 4 replies
    Oil and Gas Journal ^ | Sep 28, 2010 | Nick Snow
    WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 28 -- Reviews of the coastal plain and two other study areas within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for possible federal wilderness designation will begin now that initial public comments have been gathered for updating ANWR’s 1988 comprehensive conservation plan, the US Fish and Wildlife Service said on Sept. 27. The three areas comprise almost all of ANWR’s acreage that is not already wilderness, according to FWS’s Region 7 office in Anchorage. The coastal plain is believed to have substantial petroleum resources but is presently off-limits for leasing, development, or any other oil and gas activity. FWS...
  • 40 groups write Northwest lawmakers on wide loads

    09/24/2010 9:10:22 AM PDT · by epithermal · 12 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | September 23, 2010 | AP
    BOISE, Idaho — Forty environmental groups told Northwest lawmakers they want a "full project assessment" of oil equipment transports through Idaho and Montana to tar sands in Alberta, Canada. Exxon Mobil has proposed more than 200 oversized shipments weighing up to 300 tons starting this winter from the inland port city of Lewiston along a narrow mountain highway on their way to the Kearl Oil Sands.
  • Enviros erupt at copper/gold/moly/silver project prospect near Mt St Helens

    09/06/2010 8:20:54 AM PDT · by epithermal · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Mineweb ^ | 2 Sep 2010 | Dorothy Kosich
    The prospect of even a small exploration drilling program near the site of one of the worst U.S. natural disasters in modern memory has environmentalists blowing their tops. As Ascot Resources announced they have begun exploration drilling on the Mt. Margaret property , a former Duval Corp. property located in the St. Helens Mining District of Skamania County in Washington State, Oregon-based environmentalists say even Ascot's small drilling program has no business disturbing the Mount St. Helens National Monument.
  • beach access news at obx

    09/04/2010 6:16:41 PM PDT · by VaRepublican · 56 replies
    Screw you NC government.
  • Federal judge orders revised spotted-owl plan

    09/04/2010 3:18:38 PM PDT · by epithermal · 5 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | September 3, 2010 | Phuong Le
    SEATTLE — A federal judge is requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to revise a Bush administration recovery plan for the northern spotted owl, and the federal agency said Thursday it plans to release a draft next week. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ruled Wednesday that the federal agency must come up with a revised recovery plan within nine months for the threatened bird, which has been at the center of a long battle over logging in the Northwest because it lives in old growth forests. The judge also required revisions to the owl's critical habitat, which...
  • Greenpeace wants Facebook center off coal fuel

    09/01/2010 3:23:21 PM PDT · by epithermal · 8 replies
    AP ^ | September 1, 2010 | ARTHUR MAX
    AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Greenpeace said about 500,000 Facebook users have urged the world's largest online social network to abandon plans to buy electricity from a coal-based energy company for its new data center in the U.S. Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo sent a letter Wednesday to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg warning that the company risked its reputation and financial health if it ignored the environmental impacts of its actions.
  • California's pioneering e-waste program a model gone wrong

    07/19/2010 10:35:04 AM PDT · by Spktyr · 4 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 18, 2010 | Tom Knudson
    Story at link: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/07/18/2897609/californias-pioneering-e-waste.html#ixzz0u9NMWP00
  • ‘Green’ Energy Company Threatens Economics Professor … with Package of Dismantled Bomb Parts

    06/24/2010 1:09:57 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 24 | Chris Horner
    The author of a damning study about the failure of Spain's "green jobs" program — a story broken here at PJM — received the threatening package on Tuesday from solar energy company Thermotechnic.....
  • "Gasland," film on Marcellus Shale drilling's environment effects, to be screened in Carlisle

    06/16/2010 12:11:29 PM PDT · by epithermal · 30 replies · 341+ views
    PennLive.com ^ | June 03, 2010 | Donald Gilliland
    Kathryn Klaber, the executive director of Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry group, said, "Our understanding, based on previews of the film, is that it’s loaded with misleading claims and untruths, and completely fails to recognize the well-known fact that hydraulic fracturing has been used in this state for a half-century, and according to state and federal regulators, has never once been found to adversely impact the public’s underground drinking water supplies."
  • Moving manzanita bush costs S.F. a small fortune

    06/02/2010 9:57:52 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies · 876+ views
    SF Gate ^ | June 2, 2010 | Andrew Ross
    Money may not grow on trees, but it sure cost taxpayers a bundle to move a bush that was found growing in the path of the Doyle Drive rebuild. Not just any bush - this was the Franciscan manzanita, a city native that was thought for 60 years to be extinct until the bush was spotted late last year. With the final bills in, the cost of moving the bush in January came to $175,000 - $140,000 to dig up and move the shrub, and $35,000 for "support" services from geological, botanical and climate experts in preparation for its new...
  • The EPA's Shocking Power Grab (making federal decisions without the consent of Congress)

    05/20/2010 8:44:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies · 1,213+ views
    Forbes ^ | 5/18/10 | George Allen and Marlo Lewis
    The EPA's Shocking Power GrabThe agency is making federal decisions without the consent of Congress George Allen and Marlo Lewis, 05.18.10, 04:16 PM EDT The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is carrying out one of the biggest power grabs in American history. The agency has positioned itself to regulate fuel economy, set climate policy for the nation and amend the Clean Air Act--powers never delegated to it by Congress. It has done this by declaring greenhouse gas emissions a danger to public health and welfare, in a proceeding known as the "endangerment finding." On Tuesday the U.S. Senate will debate and...
  • Chef Ramsay, animal rights activists, envirowackos and communists in the kitchen

    05/19/2010 6:37:46 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies · 609+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | 5/18/10 | Mainestategop
    In an article I posted on my blog and expanded on freerepublic I mentioned that Chef Gordon Ramsay demanded that government establish dietary standards and force people to eat what THEY thought was best and to punish them through taxes and other means. In particular he attacked parents of obese children. Many of these children in fact suffer from other problems genetic or organic that lead to their obesity. For those unfamiliar, Gordon Ramsay is a world class chef and celebrity known for outbursts and a short temper as well as a filthy mouth. Lately he has also begun to...
  • Glenn Beck: Meet Maurice Strong

    05/14/2010 6:33:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 86 replies · 2,184+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 13, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    Great job on shining the FOX flashlight on man-behind-the-curtain Maurice Strong last night. You asked for people to send you information on Strong.
  • Trans. Sec LaHood: Forget Your Car, Ride a Bike

    05/04/2010 9:56:11 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 28 replies · 504+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/04/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Apparently Sec. of Transportation Ray LaHood thinks he lives in France, or maybe Amsterdam, or some such tiny, closed-in country. That is the only conclusion I can come to with his idiotic statements recently given to CNSNews. On May 3, LaHood announced a snazzy, wondermous, neato and momentous "sea change" in American transportation, a great idea whose time had come. And that great idea was: Everyone should ride a bike to work. Most Americans live between 10 and 25 miles away from their places of work so Americans spend at least a half hour one way in their cars going...
  • Dishwasher soaps must be free of all phosphates by July 1st-Get used to white residue!

    04/29/2010 4:00:58 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 77 replies · 2,165+ views
    April 29, 2010 | Stayfree
    My wife has discovered that P&G's Cascade started reformulating in March. And as your chief cook and bottle-washer will soon discover, it is not the dishwasher that is leaving a white residue on all the glassware, it is the lack of phosphates in your favorite dishsoap.
  • 1970 Earth Day Predictions

    04/22/2010 7:10:40 AM PDT · by From The Deer Stand · 19 replies · 1,047+ views
    E-mail | April 22, 2010 | FromThe Deer Stand
    “We have about five more years at the outside to do something.” • Kenneth Watt, ecologist “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” • George Wald, Harvard Biologist “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.” • Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist “By…[1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into...
  • Hysterical hippies crying celebrate Earth Day

    Crying over fallen trees
  • GLOBAL WARMING FANATICS BECOMING DESPERATE

    04/21/2010 8:13:09 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 17 replies · 547+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 4/21/10 | Tony Elliott
    The latest volcano eruption in Iceland is now being used as an example by the Global Warming fanatics of how thinning ice caps can actually cause volcanoes to erupt. The latest is how thinning ice caps in Iceland are releasing pressure on the ground and creating liquid magma. Freysteinn Sigmundsson, a vulcanologist at the University of Iceland, goes on to say that melting ice caused by Global Warming can influence magmatic systems as seen from the increasing volcano activity at the end of the Ice Age 10,000 years ago apparently because as the ice caps melted, the land rose.
  • Drill Here: America's Untapped Oil And Gas Reserves

    04/20/2010 12:27:43 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 30 replies · 946+ views
    Forbes ^ | 4/20/2010 | Christopher Helman
    Barack Obama made a big fuss over his plan to open more U.S. acreage to exploratory oil and gas drilling. But wildcatters aren't overly excited about the prospects. Though the plan added acreage in Alaska for possible leasing, some choice sites there were yanked. Drillers still have to wait for environmental studies before a lease sale may be held. Even then, they'd need to do seismic surveys and get federal air permits before touching drill bit to earth. Expect environmentalists' lawsuits, too. The President asserted that "drilling alone cannot come close to meeting our long-term energy needs." Really? A study...
  • City to douse lights Saturday for Earth Hour [to fight global warming]

    03/26/2010 9:42:20 PM PDT · by freespirited · 71 replies · 991+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 03/26/10
    Cambridge will turn off all nonessential lights in municipal buildings for one hour Saturday, starting at 8:30 p.m., in support of Earth Hour. Turning out the lights for Earth Hour is intended to serve as a call for action on climate change and to symbolize a positive impact can be made by working together. The city will turn out non-essential lights for one hour, and residents are encouraged to do the same Saturday at 8:30 p.m. This year is the third year of the Earth Hour event which attracted more than 80 million participants in the U.S. last year, and...
  • OBAMA ex-GREEN JOBS CZAR CAUGHT ON TAPE CALLING FOR REVOLUTION, LINKS IT TO GREEN MOVEMENT

    02/23/2010 7:06:50 PM PST · by ETL · 88 replies · 2,067+ views
    2 minute YouTube clip ^ | August 12, 2009
    You must see this short video! YouTube: "Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, speaks about Green Job Czar, Van Jones, at the Netroots Convention on August 12, 2009. Then Van Jones speaks about [a COMMUNIST] transforming [of] the whole society." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnDxzvc0OXk&feature=related
  • Obama to California 'Water, Its Not a Right its a Privilege' [Not a Quote from Obama]

    02/20/2010 7:04:23 PM PST · by blueyon · 110 replies · 3,702+ views
    big goverment ^ | Jan 25th 2010 | John Loudon
    On the list of insane public policy moves we have come to expect from the current administration, Cap and Tax, Obamacare and Union Card Check, a fourth has garnered relatively little attention, although the implications for all Americans may be among the most far-reaching. The recurring theme is centralized control. On Monday, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will host a rare Congressional “Field Hearing“. A Congressional delegation will venture out of the beltway and actually devote time to a problem in our country. Better yet, they will be listening to real citizens. Sort of. At issue is what...
  • State Lawmakers Take Aim At Free Parking (CA Dems Declare War On Middle Class Alert)

    01/29/2010 9:10:04 AM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 658+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/29/2010 | Patrick McGreevey
    here is too much of it, the legislators say, and it encourages people to drive instead of taking the bus, walking or riding a bike. All that motoring is contributing to traffic jams and pollution, according to state Sen. Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), and on Thursday he won Senate approval of a proposal he hopes will prompt cities and businesses to reduce the availability of free parking. "Free parking has significant social, economic and environmental costs," Lowenthal said. "It increases congestion and greenhouse gas emissions."