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  • Dems' Trump Hysteria is Desperate Attempt to Keep Union & Black Voters

    11/16/2016 8:50:32 PM PST · by 198ml · 14 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/16/16 | Deneen Borelli
    Democrats fear Trump will create jobs and help urban communities causing union workers and blacks to abandon the Democrat party. Without union workers and blacks, Democrats will face huge obstacles in future elections especially in the swing states. This is why George Soros, Al Sharpton, and Van Jones are playing their roles to undermine Trump’s presidency. Democrats will do anything for power — including undermining a president even before he is sworn into office.
  • Noam Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Has Become the Most Dangerous Organization in World History

    11/15/2016 9:10:28 AM PST · by rktman · 74 replies
    ecowatch.com ^ | 11/14/2016 | C.J. Polychroniou
    On Nov. 8, Donald Trump managed to pull the biggest upset in U.S. politics by tapping successfully into the anger of white voters and appealing to the lowest inclinations of people in a manner that would have probably impressed Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels himself. But what exactly does Trump's victory mean and what can one expect from this megalomaniac when he takes over the reins of power on Jan. 20, 2017? What is Trump's political ideology, if any and is "Trumpism" a movement? Will U.S. foreign policy be any different under a Trump administration? Some years ago, public intellectual Noam...
  • Fearmongering Propaganda Is Immensely Profitable--and Distracting

    11/14/2016 7:51:26 AM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 13 November 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    If you want to stop being played as a chump, turn off the CNN/MSM and disengage from the self-referential social media distraction. Let's start by asking: if Trump had lost and his supporters had angrily taken to the streets, destroying private property and threatening police officers while proclaiming "not my president," would the mainstream media have characterized the rioters differently than it has the pro-Clinton rioters? Any fair-minded observer knows the answer is yes: the CNN/MSM would have lambasted the "rioting deplorables" as "what's wrong with America." Substitution is a useful tool to expose bias. How come the CNN/mainstream corporate...
  • What could happen to birth control under President Trump?

    11/12/2016 9:29:01 AM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 11, 2016 | Jacqueline Howard
    (CNN)Some women are on the hunt for reversible birth control that could last through a Donald Trump presidency. Tweets and Facebook posts about getting intrauterine devices, or IUDs, swept social media Wednesday as women warned each other that their access to birth control might dwindle once the President-elect takes office next year.~SNIP~Throughout his campaign, Trump has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, which mandates that insurers in the health insurance marketplace provide coverage for all FDA-approved birth control methods, including IUDs, with no copayment or coinsurance when provided in-network.
  • California ‘will protect the precious rights of our people,’ Jerry Brown says

    11/10/2016 6:04:14 PM PST · by Mariner · 33 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | November 10th, 2016 | By Christopher Cadelago
    California Gov. Jerry Brown, who earlier this year mused about building a wall around the state should Republican Donald Trump be elected, pledged Thursday to do his part to find common ground with the president elect. But Brown also put Trump on notice that “as Californians, we will also stay true to our basic principles. We will protect the precious rights of our people and continue to confront the existential threat of our time – devastating climate change.” Despite his complicated history with the Clintons, Brown endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton a week before California’s June primary, and then campaigned for...
  • 'Get your birth control that will outlast Trump': Women are being urged to get IUDs before Donald...

    11/10/2016 9:47:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | November 10, 2016 | Miranda Bryant For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'Get your birth control that will outlast Trump': Women are being urged to get IUDs before Donald is officially sworn in as president amid healthcare fears Women are being urged to get IUDs before Donald Trump becomes president amid fears over the future of birth control. Supporters of the contraceptive are using Twitter to encourage women to have the device - which can last for up to ten years - fitted while it is still covered to safeguard against potential changes to healthcare under the new president-elect. It comes after the Republican pledged to 'completely repeal Obamacare' under...
  • David Stockman warns both Trump and Clinton could lead to 25% sell-off

    11/06/2016 10:55:52 AM PST · by traumer · 36 replies
    David Stockman, the man widely credited as the "Father of Reaganomics", delivered an alarming message to investors. Sell everything! "The markets are hideously inflated," warned Stockman on CNBC's "Fast Money" this week. The former Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan urged investors to dump stocks and bonds ahead of the dangers that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton pose to markets if either is elected as President. "If you don't sell before the election, certainly do it afterwards. Government is going to be totally paralyzed regardless of who wins," he said. "There could be...
  • Hillary Clinton Hints of Civil War, Nuclear War if Donald Trump Is Elected

    11/01/2016 5:36:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 102 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/1/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton asks Americans to think hard before electing Donald Trump, suggesting that his “dark and dangerous” views might split the country, leading to civil war or even nuclear war. “He has a dark and divisive vision for America that could tear our country apart,” Clinton said to supporters in Cincinnati, Ohio on Halloween. Clinton specifically referred to the Civil War, suggesting that the country faced a similar threat of divisiveness from Donald Trump.
  • Report: Trump victory will likely lead to major downfall of global financial markets

    10/22/2016 4:06:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 113 replies
    AOL News ^ | 22/10/16
    X On Friday, the non-partisan Brookings Institution released a paper which describes the expected impact of the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election on the global financial markets, reports the Huffington Post. Authored by the University of Michigan's Justin Wolfers and Dartmouth College's Eric Zitzewitz, the piece notes, "...we estimate that market participants believe that a Trump victory would reduce the value of the S&P 500, the UK, and Asian stock markets by 10-15%, would reduce the oil price by $4, would lead to a 25% decline in the Mexican Peso, and would significantly increase expected future stock market...
  • PBS Star Ken Burns: Trump Playbook from 'National Socialist Party in Germany'

    10/22/2016 4:09:10 PM PDT · by drewh · 81 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 22, 2016 | 1:23 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    Josh Feldman at Mediaite pointed out that star PBS filmmaker Ken Burns is out on cable television ranting the liberal line again. The program was Amanpour on CNN International after the debate on Thursday. Christiane Amanpour, his fellow Obama enthusiast, was interviewing him about his latest PBS documentary on saving Jews from the Nazis, which they both naturally thought offered Republican parallels. First, they freaked out about Trump refusing to concede defeat 20 days before the voting ends and before anyone knows who won: AMANPOUR: What do you make first and foremost of the major Republican candidate refusing to accept...
  • Why I Fear America Could Enslave Black People Again

    10/19/2016 9:12:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 18, 2016 | Tavis Smiley
    Donald Trump’s ‘Make America great again’ slogan and this Republican Congress's actions raise unanswered questions Recently I appeared at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn., for a talk entitled “Making America As Good As Its Promise.” So you don’t confuse the theme of my talk with the slogan of a particular presidential campaign, let me delineate the difference. When I hear Donald Trump suggest that he wants to “make America great again,” it always triggers the same three questions in my head. One: How is Trump defining “greatness”? I’m not sure he and I share an understanding of what makes a...
  • The US Air Force Just Dropped Two Fake Nukes

    10/12/2016 9:12:14 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 45 replies
    Defence One ^ | October 6, 2016 | Marcus Weisgerber
    The tests in the Nevada desert come as tensions rise with Russia and the Pentagon seeks to replace its aging nuclear arsenal. A pair of U.S. Air Force B-2 bombers dropped two 700-pound faux nuclear bombs in the middle of the Nevada desert within the past few days. Now the Pentagon wants to tell you about it.Conducted “earlier this month,” according to an Oct. 6 press release, the test involved two dummy variants of the B61, a nuclear bomb that has been in the U.S. arsenal since the 1960s. One was an “earth penetrator” made to strike underground targets, the other...
  • POPSCI: DON'T TAKE WEATHER ADVICE FROM MATT DRUDGE

    10/07/2016 1:49:03 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 59 replies
    As Hurricane Matthew charges into Florida with winds up to 140 mph, approximately 1.5 million people are preparing to clear out of the storm’s path. By Thursday evening, the National Weather Service was imploring residents to head to safety. “Now is the time to urgently hide from the wind. Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury, loss of life or immense human suffering,” the agency said on its website. On Thursday, President Obama declared a State of Emergency in Florida. And then there was Matt Drudge, who was instead declaring a state of conspiracy. The founder of the...
  • Chicago Rapper and White House Guest Common Says Trump Will Take America Back to ‘Slave Days'

    08/21/2016 1:46:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 82 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | | 1:20 pm, August 21st, 2016 | by Tommy Christopher
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is reaching out to the African-American community these days, and in a new interview with Newsweek, at least part of that community is reaching back. Chicago rapper, actor, and White House invitee Common doesn’t seem to be persuaded by Trump’s newfound concern for black voters, if this interview is any indication: “America wouldn’t be taking a step back… we’d be taking 12 steps back [if Trump becomes president],” the Chicago-born musician and activist tells Newsweek. “It would be returning to some of the mentality of racism we’ve seen in the mid-Sixties, in the civil rights...
  • Murders spike in cities with Democrat gun control

    04/21/2016 6:51:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    Chicago’s murder rate has soared. A new study from the Brennan Center for Justice reveals the murder rate rose by more than 13 percent in the 25 biggest cities in America in 2015 – and the common denominator among the three cities that “account for more than half” this hike is they’re run by Democrats who impose hefty gun controls on the populace.
  • The Theology of Ted Cruz: Questions raised by the candidate’s God-and-country vision

    04/02/2016 3:41:01 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 81 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | APRIL 1, 2016 | John Fea
    On the Sunday morning before this year’s South Carolina primary, Dr. Carl Broggi, the pastor of Community Bible Church in Beaufort, turned over his pulpit—emblazoned with the Protestant watchword “sola scriptura,” to GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz. I am not sure if it is fair to call Cruz’s speech that morning a “sermon.” The candidate did not open up a biblical text and carefully explain its meaning in the way that I am sure Dr. Broggi had been trained to do at Dallas Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Cruz did mention a few verses from the Bible during...
  • Ted Cruz Wants To Raise Taxes On Your Grandma

    02/08/2016 7:00:17 PM PST · by kiryandil · 217 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Chris "The Thrill" Matthews
    **snip** ...Ted Cruz has endorsed policies that would fundamentally change who pays the federal government’s bills, and how.Expect the establishment wing of the Republican Party to increasingly draw attention to this fact, especially when it comes to his tax policy. While on the one hand Cruz’s plan hews to Republican orthodoxy in its large tax cuts for the wealthy, he also embraces a European-style Value Added Tax, which is a lot like a sales tax, as replacement for all payroll taxes, and which would enable the elimination of all income tax outside a 10% flat tax for all earners...**snip** ...The...
  • Humans could evolve webbed feet if sea levels rise, scientist claims

    01/12/2016 11:42:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 107 replies
    Telegraph ^ | January 13, 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    The perils of climate change are well known, but rising sea levels could also alter human evolution, scientists have claimed. Rising sea levels could force communities to live in underwater or semi-aquatic towns which could change out physiology. Dr Matthew Skinner a paleoanthropologist from the University of Kent, claims that humans could evolve to have webbed hands and feet and less body hair so they could move quickly through the water. Our eyes would even become more like cats, so we could see in the murky gloom of seas and rivers and our lungs would shrink as we became used...
  • 95,000 Words, Many of Them Ominous, From Donald Trump’s Tongue

    12/05/2015 12:25:01 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 78 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/5/15 | PATRICK HEALY and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    The dark power of words has become the defining feature of Mr. Trump's bid for the White House to a degree rarely seen in modern politics...New York Times analyzed every public utterance by Mr. Trump over the past week from rallies, speeches, interviews and news conferences to explore the leading candidate's hold on the Republican electorate for the past five months. The transcriptions yielded 95,000 words and several powerful patterns, demonstrating how Mr. Trump has built one of the most surprising political movements in decades and, historians say, echoing the appeals of some demagogues of the past century.... ....constant repetition...
  • I went to church w/ Ted Cruz, he's building an army of young Christian voters in Iowa-"scary stuff"

    11/21/2015 1:08:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 152 replies
    Salon ^ | November 20, 2015 | Robert Leonard - reporter, anthropologist, and author of “Yellow Cab”
    Many around me in the coffee shop nodded in agreement in support of welcoming Christian refugees and rejecting those of other faiths. It fits their narrative that they should help persecuted Christians. After all, despite the fact that American Christians are the most entitled and privileged people in the history of the planet, many feel persecuted.One of the more endearing customs of many of our small town Iowa churches on Sunday morning is story time. The pastor welcomes elementary and pre-school aged kids up front, where he or she sits with the children, and shares a parable. Often the pastor...
  • Rising seas threaten to flood launch sites, NASA says

    09/07/2015 12:47:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | Sep. 6, 2015 | Brandon Griggs
    (CNN)—NASA's rockets are astounding machines, capable of blasting into space at thousands of miles per hour and withstanding temperatures twice the melting point of steel. But they can't take off underwater. Rising sea levels caused by melting ice caps threaten to disrupt a handful of NASA launch sites along U.S. coastlines, the space agency warns. In the coming years, launch facilities at Florida's Kennedy Space Center and other places may need to be retrofitted or even moved inland, NASA says. "Every NASA center has its own set of vulnerabilities, and some are more at risk than others," NASA climatologist...
  • Obama Shows His True Colors During Charleston Speech

    06/23/2015 6:25:08 AM PDT · by Fay · 10 replies
    The Daily Rant ^ | June 23, 2015 | Mychal Massie
    Obama had the opportunity to bond a nation together, bringing solace and comforting words to a nation, a people, and a state in the aftermath of the Charleston, S.C., mass murders. But that would have been asking Obama to at least pretend to be something other than the pernicious liar and anti-Constitution neo-Leninist he is. The nation needed to hear words of comfort from its leader and leaders. America did not need politicians attempting to gain points embezzled from the blood of those murdered. President George W. Bush spoke hope and reassurance to America on 9/11, when those Obama defends...
  • Daniel Greenfield:ABC Warmunists Claimed New York to be Underwater in 2015 [That was in 2008]

    06/15/2015 9:23:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/15/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    [1]I’m not currently underwater and looking out the window, there doesn’t seem to be a massive wall of water headed this way, but if that changes, I’ll do my best to let you know [2]. On June 12, 2008, correspondent Bob Woodruff revealed that the program “puts participants in the future and asks them to report back about what it is like to live in this future world. The first stop is the year 2015.”As one expert warns that in 2015 the sea level will rise quickly, a visual shows New York City being engulfed by water. The video...
  • Hillary's Scary Ghost Tales

    06/12/2015 1:27:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    LITTLE ROCK -- Is it the first sign of desperation or just force of habit on her part? Or maybe even clever strategy, however unprincipled or untruthful. For whatever reason, Hillary Rodham Clinton has decided to accuse a slew of Republican governors and presidential candidates of "systematically and deliberately" trying to deny millions of Americans, mainly the poor and black, of their right to vote. Now some of her Republican rivals, unimaginative but ever-hopeful types that they are, have begun to fight back by reciting the facts, little as those may matter to Ms., Mrs., Sen., Secretary, First Lady, Presidential...
  • Blurry lines between bikers, police clubs draw concern

    06/08/2015 6:18:07 AM PDT · by don-o · 89 replies
    Ap via Fox ^ | June 7, 2015
    Police officers and outlaw biker gangs often stand on common ground. Both attract the young and adventurous who value order, discipline and brotherhood. And on weekends tens of thousands of cops routinely trade their cruisers and badges for choppers and club colors. The bond doesn't mean a free pass for criminal motorcycle gangs, but even some within law enforcement worry that too many officers believe bikers are just misunderstood Robin Hoods. And empathy from officers who emulate or even aspire to the outlaw life can put police or the public at risk, gang experts warn.
  • DUTCH SEA LEVEL RISE EXPERT: MIAMI WILL BE "THE NEW ATLANTIS," A CITY IN THE SEA

    05/22/2015 3:49:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 5/21/15 | Jessica Weis
    ...after Hurricane Sandy bared down on New York, killing over 150 people and wreaking $65 billion in damage, federal leaders cried for help to make the Northeast more flood-proof. Dutch expert Henk Ovink answered..... ... there's good cause to be worried when the Dutch expert says there’s no place in worse shape today than Miami. He’s begun calling the city “the new Atlantis,” after the legendary and beautiful island subcontinent that was submerged by the sea in one night. “If we look around the world and take into account sea level rise and the increase of water related disasters, among...
  • Now they’re trying to steal 2016: GOP schemes to rewire Electoral College & elect a Tea Party prez

    12/08/2014 9:59:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | December 6, 2014 | Paul Rosenberg
    Republicans know they can't win the popular vote. You won't believe sick schemes they've launched to get around it. Republicans have only won the popular vote for president once in the last 25 years, a steep decline in their fortunes from the period from 1972 to 1988, when they won the popular vote every time but one–1976, the aftermath of Watergate. Add to that massive policy failures and demographic trends against them, and the motivations to cheat are overwhelming. Voter suppression seemed promising at first—and it’s helpful in many downticket races—but it’s not going to be enough to secure the...
  • Democratic turnout flyer: ‘If you want to prevent another Ferguson…’

    10/21/2014 6:59:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Political Insider ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jim Galloway and Daniel Malloy
    The Democratic effort to pump up the African-American vote in Georgia just took an interesting turn. A reader has sent us this early-voting turnout mailer sent out by the Georgia Democratic party that focuses on the shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Mo. It contains an interesting line that concedes the problem of low interest among black voters: “If we want a better, safer future for our children, it’s up to us to vote for change. The choices may not always be perfect, but the cost of inaction is simply too great.” Here’s a complete look: And...
  • 300,000 marchers ring climate warning bell in NYC, around globe

    09/21/2014 7:33:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    CBS News ^ | 09/21/2014
    NEW YORK - Over three hundred thousand activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth - in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles and walkers, and some even in wheelchairs. Many wore costumes and marched to drumbeats. One woman played the accordion. But their message was not entertaining: "We're going to lose our planet in the next generation if things continue this way," said Bert Garskof, 81, as a family member pushed his wheelchair through...
  • National Geographic’s Warming Warning – 10 Years Later

    09/01/2014 1:17:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 31, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Geoff Sherrington writes: National Geographic Magazine had a Global Warming issue in September 2004. New instruments have given new data. By planning now, NatGeo can make a revised issue 10 years later, in September 2014. The 2014 edition should aim to correct what is now known to be wrong or questionable in the 2004 edition. We can help. Here are some quotes that need attention. The first three have some commentary, as is suggested for the remainder.1. “The famed snows of Kilimanjaro have melted more than 80% since 1912.” P.14 This might have been correct at the time of...
  • Online rants, anti-government radicals fuel fear of U.S. cop killings

    07/15/2014 2:20:06 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 11 replies
    The celebrating began before the coroner could collect the bodies of Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo, the Las Vegas patrol officers ambushed and executed while eating at a pizzeria last month. “The good news is, there are two less police in the world,” read an entry on the Facebook page for CopBlock.org. The post was visible for less than a day, but it attracted at least 6,300 likes and comments by the time the page’s administrators removed it. Jerad Miller — who along with his wife, Amanda, gunned down the Vegas police officers before dying during a shootout with police...
  • Holder: 'Homegrown Violent Extremists … Keep Me Up at Night'

    07/13/2014 10:04:49 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10:47 AM, Jul 13, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    Attorney General Eric Holder has a "lot of sleepless nights," reported ABC News this morning. Chief among his concerns? The threat of "homegrown violent extremists."
  • Bundy ranch standoff ‘invigorated’ anti-government groups, report says

    07/10/2014 2:53:47 PM PDT · by dware · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07.10.2014 | Mark Berman
    The standoff between rancher Cliven Bundy and federal agents, which escalated into a national news story earlier this year as armed supporters of Bundy gathered at his Nevada ranch, “invigorated an extremist movement” in the country, according to a report issued Thursday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • Want to Start an Argument (among Catholics)? Just Say “Yoga”

    07/01/2014 4:20:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 95 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | January 19, 2014 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    Yelling “fire” in a crowded theater can get you into trouble. So can saying “yoga” in a group of Catholics.I just do it for the stretches, I don’t do anything religious.It’s evil…the work of the devil.Oh please! The next thing you’ll be telling me is the number 13 brings bad luck. Practicing yoga breaks the First Commandment; it’s pagan worship.And so it goes. And goes. And goes.Three years ago, I did an article titled “To Yoga or Not to Yoga.” Initially, I wrote it then put it aside for around a year. I was not sure I was up...
  • We Must Do It For The Children

    06/22/2014 1:07:49 PM PDT · by OneVike · 7 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 4/30/31 | Chuck Ness
    From the beginning of recorded history, humans have made monumental decisions based upon the needs of their children. Some parents would move far away from the land in which they themselves were born and raised, because they wanted their children to have a better chance in the world. The Pilgrims, who left England, and many who followed them, came to America both for religious freedom, and a better future for their children. Many may remember the television series based upon Laura Ingalls Wilders’ novel, Little House on The Prairie. It’s the story of a man who moved west so...
  • Scarcity of Resources Might Make People More Racist, Shows Cool Face-Morphing Study

    06/09/2014 6:45:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 9, 2014 | Jesse Singal
    Both common sense and a bunch of social-psychological literature suggest that when resources are scarce, folks tend to get more territorial and possessive, to stick with people whom they view as members of their in-groups more tightly than they usually would. An interesting new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences used face-morphing to show that white people, in one experiment at least, actually perceive black people differently when primed to think about situations in which resources are scarce. The study mostly revolved around getting a group of white respondents to react to a range of faces generated...
  • EDITORIAL: Bad news for bee busybodies

    05/27/2014 7:34:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-26-14 | The Washington Times
    The hardy honeybees are back, having returned from dark and mysterious places in the imaginations of the environmentalists. The latest numbers from the Agriculture Department are a stinging rebuke to the doomsayers who spread hysterical tales of a mysterious apocalypse of beedom. In the latest annual survey, federal bee counters reported the lowest rate of over-the-winter bee losses in nearly a decade. Beekeepers call a loss of 19 percent to the cold weather an acceptable mortality rate. The latest loss was not much higher at 23 percent, undercutting the dire storyline pushed by environmentalists that our fuzzy friends would be...
  • Reid: Kochs ‘main causes’ of climate change

    05/08/2014 9:36:18 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    politico ^ | may 7, 2014 | BURGESS EVERETT
    Charles and David Koch are one of the “main causes” of climate change, charged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the Senate floor. “While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly experts at contributing to climate change. That’s what they do very well. They are one of the main causes of this. Not a cause, one of the main causes,” Reid said. Now in his fifth month of flogging the billionaire conservative benefactors on the Senate floor, Reid dubbed them “multizillionaires” on Wednesday and mockingly applauded their spokeswoman for saying...
  • We Must Do It For The Children

    05/03/2014 5:33:42 PM PDT · by OneVike · 50 replies
    TRC Magazine ^ | 4/30/31 | Chuck Ness
    In the mid 1980’s, politicians convinced the citizens in state after state that lotteries would supply the needed cash for their education systems. The voters couldn’t resist the campaigns that promised to improve the education of their children. As of today, 44 states are involved in some sort of lottery where a portion of the earnings are used specifically for the education of their children. Unfortunately, the expected jackpot never materialized for the purpose it was intended. Instead we learned that state after state has been caught using the funds for programs other than education. Even if all the...
  • How Climate Change Drove the Rise of Genghis Khan

    03/10/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    TIME ^ | March 10, 2014 | by Bryan Walsh
    The Mongol warlord built the world's largest land-based empire. But he couldn't have done it without a change in climate. The difference was Genghis Khan, the warlord who united the tribes and launched them on their wave of unstoppable conquest. But the Mongol Empire wasn’t solely the product of Genghis’s will. As a fascinating new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) demonstrates, the rise of the Mongols may have owed just as much to beneficial changes in the climate that made the grasslands of the Mongol steppes green and verdant, fueling the horses that were...
  • ROBERTSON MADE ME FEEL UNSAFE IN MY OWN HOME

    12/29/2013 1:43:15 PM PST · by ealgeone · 131 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 12/29/2013 | Alex Greig and Ashley Coleman
    A closeted gay student living in West Monroe, Louisiana has written a powerful essay, criticizing the town's most famous residents - Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. Robertson made headlines after issuing homophobic comments in a GQ article, at one point comparing gay sex to bestiality, which got him put on suspension by the A&E network. But the network announced yesterday that they would be reinstating Robertson to the show, who so far has remained unapologetic about the comments. In an essay posted on Times-Picuyne columnist Robert Mann's blog, the communications student writes that Robertson probably didn't mean to hurt anyone...
  • Obama’s “Society of Fear”

    11/14/2013 4:38:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2013 | Bob Barr
    In observational experiments, researchers constantly battle a phenomenon called the “Hawthorne effect,” where subjects of experiments alter their behavior when aware of being studied. For example, in 2011, researchers at Carnegie Mellon mailed postcards to customers of an electric company, informing customers they were the subjects of a company study on electricity usage. Researchers found that customers who received weekly postcards – simple reminders that their electricity usage was being observed -- cut electricity usage by nearly three percent. The Hawthorn effect is not just limited to psychological studies. Behavior modification is the hallmark of any “society of fear,” in...
  • IF ALL THE ICE MELTED

    11/08/2013 6:40:54 AM PST · by oxcart · 100 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | November 2013
    Explore the world’s new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet.The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216 feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas. There are more than five million cubic miles of ice on Earth, and some scientists say it would take more than 5,000 years to melt it all. If we continue adding carbon to the atmosphere, we’ll very likely create an ice-free planet, with an average temperature of perhaps 80 degrees...
  • Oprah Winfrey Falsely Claims ‘Millions’ of Black Americans Were Lynched

    07/31/2013 9:41:14 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 85 replies
    It seems that when there’s a good liberal narrative to be advanced, facts and actual history don’t matter. That was apparently the case when Oprah Winfrey claimed that the “n-word” was the last thing heard by “millions” who were lynched. The implication is clear — millions of blacks have been lynched because of their race. Worse yet, Parade Magazine let Winfrey get away with her “fact” unchallenged.
  • President Obama: Climate change plan is balanced and achievable (article written by BHO)

    06/29/2013 9:30:32 AM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    The cost of inaction is too high. On Tuesday, I unveiled a new national plan to confront climate change. It's a plan that will reduce carbon pollution to prevent the worst effects of climate change, prepare our country for the effects we can't stop, and lead the world in combating the growing threat of a changing climate. ... This plan will cut the dangerous carbon pollution that contributes to climate change. ... We will be judged as a people, as a society, and as a country by where we go from here. The plan I put forward to reduce carbon...
  • 26% of Obama Supporters View Tea Party as Nation’s Top Terror Threat

    06/27/2013 6:29:05 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 43 replies
    rasmussen reports ^ | 26 jun 13 | rasmussen
    Half of all voters consider radical Muslims the bigger terrorist threat facing the nation, but supporters of President Obama consider the Tea Party to be as big a danger. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters consider radical Muslims to be the bigger threat to the United States today. Thirteen percent (13%) view the Tea Party that way, and another 13% consider other political and religious extremists to be the larger danger. Six percent (6%) point to local militia groups. Two percent (2%) see the Occupy Wall Street movement as the bigger terrorist...
  • Five Reasons for Obama to Sell Climate Change as a Health Issue

    06/25/2013 4:17:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 25, 2013 | by Dan Stone
    After five years of referring to climate change as a long-term climate and humanitarian problem, President Obama is trying a new strategy. In a speech Tuesday to sell a package of regulations to limit greenhouse gases from power plants, Obama will list the ways a warming planet impacts human health now, White House officials say. The strategy may have legs. The administration has directed several government agencies to work together on a wide-ranging effort to try to quantify the "social costs" of climate change, including health effects. How is climate change expected to affect human health? The Centers for Disease...
  • Some bridge failures can't be avoided

    06/13/2013 12:29:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    JuneauEmpire.com ^ | June 12, 2013 | Rich Moniak
    “Thousands of U.S. bridges vulnerable to collapse.” That was the headline of print edition of a CBS news story a few days after an interstate highway bridge collapsed over the Skagit River in Washington State. It was the most ominous sounding lead-in to a warning we’ve heard before. But are events like these signs that our nation’s infrastructure is really crumbing? Or is the news media responding to an illusion that America can and should be made immune to human tragedies? Fortunately, even though a few vehicles plunged into the Skagit River, no one was killed. Nor were there any...
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters Mocked for Claiming Sequester Will Cost 170 Million Jobs

    03/01/2013 2:15:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/01/2013 | Leonardo Blair
    Rep. Maxine Waters of California was roundly mocked and even became a trending topic on Twitter on Thursday after a video of her claiming erroneously that the automatic budget sequester, which becomes effective tonight, will cost America 170 million jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, America currently has fewer than 135 million working people. Reporting information that allegedly came from the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Congresswoman Waters warned ominously of the catastrophic number of job losses that would hit America once the budget sequester becomes law. "We don't need to be having something like sequestration...
  • Debunking The Myth That Sequester Cuts Will Cause Flight Delays

    02/26/2013 5:34:11 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/25/2013 | IBD Staff
    Sequester: If you want to know how misleading the Obama administration is being about the effects of the sequester, look no further than Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's dark warnings about flight delays. LaHood showed up at the daily White House press briefing Friday to claim the sequester — automatic spending cuts President Obama insisted on that are now scheduled to take effect in March — will "be very painful for the flying public." Because of those cuts, he said, the department will have to furlough flight controllers, leading to "delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours" at major...