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  • Regulator: MF Global shifted millions last week (may have tried to avoid detection)

    11/02/2011 10:14:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/2/11 | Daniel Wagner - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- MF Global, Jon Corzine's embattled securities firm, moved millions in missing client funds last week and tried to avoid detection, a regulator said Wednesday. MF apparently made "substantial transfers" of customer money after an on-site audit last week, said the regulator, CME Group Inc. CME is a private company that oversees firms such as MF Global on behalf of federal regulators. It also operates exchanges where MF Global traded investments. The money was moved in a way that "may have been designed to avoid detection," CME said in a statement. MF Global filed for bankruptcy protection Monday...
  • (RAT) Corzine's firm admits to using clients' money, fed says (FBI investigates missing $600 mil)

    11/02/2011 4:12:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    NH Register ^ | 11/02/11
    Corzine's firm admits to using clients' money, fed saysBy Associated Press Published: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 WASHINGTON — MF Global, the securities firm led by former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, admitted using clients’ money as its financial troubles mounted, a federal official says. An MF Global executive admitted that to federal regulators in a call early Monday, after regulators raised questions about the company’s books, according to an official familiar with the conversation. It is not clear where the money ended up or what it might have been used for, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity...
  • You Cannot Have It Both Ways (Global Warming)

    10/30/2011 2:04:34 PM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    IceCap ^ | 10/29/2011 | Harold Ambler
    I spent 25 years of my life worried about global warming. And one of the best proofs that the scientists and the media both had to keep me convinced was warmer winters, with less snow. Al Gore talked about it. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wrote about it. Dozens of scientists published papers showing that winters were getting warmer, with less snow. Well, in the midst of this kind of certainty about warmer winters, with less snow, some scientists, among them a Russian named Habibullo Abdussamatov, dared to question the idea that warmer winters, with less snow, were caused by carbon...
  • Brrr… New York City Expecting Earliest Significant Snowfall Since Civil War

    10/29/2011 12:17:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    gateway ^ | October 29, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    It must be global warming climate change. New York City is expecting its earliest snow storm since the Civil War.
  • Barone: Public cools to global warming alarmism

    10/23/2011 8:31:40 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 31 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/22/2011 | Michael Barone
    On Oct. 22, 1844, thousand of Millerites, having sold all their possessions, climbed to the top of hills in Upstate New York to await the return of Jesus and the end of the world. They suffered "the great disappointment" when it didn't happen. In 1212, or so the legends go, thousands of Children's Crusaders set off from France and Germany expecting the sea to part so they could march peaceably and convert Muslims in the Holy Land. It didn't, and many were shipwrecked or sold into slavery. In 1898 the cavalrymen of the Madhi, ruler of Sudan for 13 years,...
  • 'Crowdsource' This: E-mails Expose #OccupyWallStreetConspiracy to 'Destabilize' Global

    10/16/2011 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Big Governemtn ^ | 10/16/11 | Andrew Breitbart
    We’re in this for the long haul. There are no “solutions” that can be presented quickly to make us go away. And so there will be moments where our presence is no longer an uncomfortable and unknown variable, but rather is normalized and integrated. It’s in those moments that we have to push the envelop [sic], pry open the space of possibility even farther. We go as far as we can to destabalize [sic], but maintain momentum. And when that’s the new “normal” then we go farther. That’s how change happens, how we shift the terrain and the terms of...
  • The 'Third Way' Bubbles Are Bursting

    10/15/2011 4:10:07 PM PDT · by jobim · 8 replies
    Real Clear Markets / TIADaily.com ^ | October 14, 2011 | Robert Tracinski
    When the financial crisis hit three years ago, many gleeful leftists assumed that the long-anticipated failure of the free-market system had finally come and that this crisis would do for capitalism what the fall of the Berlin Wall did for communism. In fact, it is not capitalism that is failing. We are beginning to see this in Europe, where the debt crisis is a crisis of the welfare state. I think we are also about to see it, possibly in a more spectacular way, in another leading example of a capitalism-socialism hybrid: the so-called "state capitalism" of China. As the...
  • The Road to Rio Is America's Road to Ruin

    10/12/2011 4:39:26 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 9 replies
    Big Government ^ | Oct 12, 2011 | Laura Rambeau Lee
    The globalists at the United Nations are busy preparing their agenda for the Rio + 20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which will be held on June 4 – 6, 2012. They have prepared a draft entitled “Enabling a Flourishing Earth: Challenges for the Green Economy, Opportunities for Global Governance”. It is truly amazing that this is not being devised in Dr. Evil’s hidden lair in the depths of some inactive volcano or on a deserted island. This has been made available for everyone to read. It reveals the true intent; the hopes, dreams and aspirations for this new...
  • Special report: China's debt pileup raises risk of hard landing

    10/09/2011 6:02:06 PM PDT · by decimon · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 9, 2011 | Kelvin Soh and Aileen Wang
    CHENGDU/WUHAN, China (Reuters) - When China announced a nearly $600 billion package to ward off the 2008 global financial crisis, city planners across the country happily embarked on a frenzy of infrastructure projects, some of them of arguable need. Chengdu, the capital of southwestern Sichuan province, answered the call for stimulus action with a bold plan for a railway hub modeled after Waterloo railway station in London. Except London's Waterloo was not ambitious enough. > China's local governments have piled up a mountain of bad debt, some of it to finance bridges to nowhere and other white elephant projects, which...
  • Free Trade and the Steel Industry

    10/09/2011 1:37:52 PM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 164 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1978 | Milton Friedman
    Milton Friedman shows the stupidity of tariffs.
  • Feds Warn of Possible Revenge Attacks After American Cleric’s Death

    10/01/2011 4:33:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 54 replies
    Federal authorities are warning that the killing of American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in a CIA-led strike on his hideout in Yemen early Friday may trigger revenge attacks ....
  • Global Shofar FlashMob Held Around the World

    09/19/2011 12:05:05 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/9/11 | Elad Benari
    Jews around the world gathered on Sunday for first-ever global Shofar FlashMob hosted by Art Kibbutz NYC, the newly-launched international artist community. The event was meant to give the Jewish tradition of sounding the Shofar daily during the Hebrew month of Elul a 21st century post-modern twist. The Shofar, traditionally made from a ram’s horn, was used in Biblical times for many purposes, including announcing the new month, to herald the commencement of the festivals and in battle. Besides being sounded during Elul, the Shofar is also sounded on Rosh Hashanah and at the conclusion of Yom Kippur. There are...
  • Amanda Knox likely to be acquitted, says prosecutor

    09/07/2011 1:45:52 PM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies
    elegraph.co.uk ^ | 9-7-11 | Nick Pisa
    An Italian court has rejected a request for new testing of crucial DNA evidence in the Amanda Knox appeal, as a prosecutor predicted the American will be acquitted of the Meredith Kercher murder. Court appointed experts have criticised the way the original forensic investigation was carried out by police, raising hopes 24-year-old Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 27, will be cleared. Meredith, 21, from Coulsdon, Surrey, was in Perugia as part of her Leeds University and had only been in Italy for two months before she was brutally murdered in 2007. Knox and Sollecito were jailed in December...
  • CERN experiment confirms cosmic ray action (The global warmists’ dam breaks)

    09/07/2011 8:16:54 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    Calder's Updates ^ | 8-24-2011 | Nigel Calder, Jasper Kirkby
    Calder's Updates Nigel Calder takes the pulse of science, as the author of Magic Universe and Einstein's Universe. He checks predictions of the past half-century, to see how they worked out. And his hand is on the brow of frenzied climatology, as a co-author of The Chilling Stars: A Cosmic View of Climate Change.   CERN experiment confirms cosmic ray action Climate Change – News and CommentsThe global warmists’ dam breaks A graph they'd prefer you not to notice. Tucked away near the end of online supplementary material, and omitted from the printed CLOUD paper in Nature, it clearly shows...
  • Gore Says Debating With Him on Climate Science Is the Moral Equivalent of Being a Bull Connor Racist

    08/27/2011 10:06:52 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/27/2011 | self
    This guy and his hypocrisy has got to stop. Right after this interview he was probably chauffered to his private corporate jet and probably once again flew to Europe to preach his doctrine of Global Warming. The real science is catching up to this guy and he is starting to panic. By calling the other side "RACISTS". This video is really an ad hominem attack. Algore your science is junk along with your logic. BTW. Senator Al Gore Senior voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Legislation in 1964. The science community has said (CERN and NASA) man made global warming or...
  • Mars Attacks: Scientists Say Aliens May Destroy Mankind Over Global Warming

    08/27/2011 10:30:17 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | Saturday, 20 August 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    Three years after the release of the remake The Day the Earth Stood Still, a team of American researchers has made the film’s theme a scientific theory: They are suggesting that an alien race might destroy man to stop our release of greenhouse-gas emissions and global warming. Writes Fox News: The thought-provoking scenario is one of many envisaged in a joint study by Penn State and the NASA Planetary Science Division, entitled "Would Contact with Extraterrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity? A Scenario Analysis." It divides projected close encounters into "neutral," those that cause mankind "unintentional harm" and, more worryingly, those...
  • 2012: An Historic Inflection Point for America

    08/20/2011 6:54:11 AM PDT · by Bigun · 7 replies
    Alhambra Investment Partners ^ | 8/20/2011 | John L. Chapman
    Appropriately, the core point of contention in political economy, the government’s size and role in society, will be at the center of election-year debate. With rioting abroad as a real-time reminder of what happens with loss of spending discipline, the U.S. economy now faces the near arrival of a long-developing fiscal reckoning, and how it is handled will determine what kind of country we have in the coming century. Stark facts underline the 2012 debate in the U.S.: Job creation and personal income growth are moribund. The U.S. has entered an alternative universe not seen since the 1930s: in the...
  • Rising greenhouse emissions could tip off aliens that we are a rapidly expanding threat

    08/19/2011 8:28:20 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 101 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 8/19/2011 | Ian Sample
    It may not rank as the most compelling reason to curb greenhouse gases, but reducing our emissions might just save humanity from a pre-emptive alien attack, scientists claim. Watching from afar, extraterrestrial beings might view changes in Earth's atmosphere as symptomatic of a civilisation growing out of control – and take drastic action to keep us from becoming a more serious threat, the researchers explain. This highly speculative scenario is one of several described by a Nasa-affiliated scientist and colleagues at Pennsylvania State University that, while considered unlikely, they say could play out were humans and alien life to make...
  • Perry says he doesn't believe in global warming

    08/17/2011 11:19:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/17/11 | Steve Peoples
    BEDFORD, N.H.- GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry told New Hampshire voters Wednesday that he does not believe in manmade global warming, calling it a scientific theory that has not been proven. "I think we're seeing almost weekly, or even daily, scientists that are coming forward and questioning the original idea that manmade global warming is what is causing the climate to change," the Texas governor said on the first stop of a two-day trip to the first-in-the-nation primary state. He said some want billions or trillions of taxpayer dollars spent to address the issue, but he added:
  • Marc Faber: "The Best Thing The Fed Could Do For Markets Wold Be To Collectively Resign"

    08/09/2011 9:22:21 PM PDT · by Fred · 3 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 080911 | Tyler Durden
    In a Bloomberg TV interview following today's quixotic "QE3/non-QE3 announcement, which is Operation Twist 2, but not LSAP, and ushers in economic recession, even as it sends risk assets soaring, and somehow pushes the 2 Year a whopping 20 bps tighter so buy,buy, buy" and is really very much ado about nothing, the always outspoken Marc Faber had some very choice words about life, the universe and especially the residents of the Marriner Eccles building. While there still appears to be some confusions as to whether today's Fed decision to peg rates at zero for 2 years is QE3 or...
  • Dollar to drop on S&P move; safe-haven demand seen

    08/07/2011 3:57:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 8/7/11 | Saikat Chatterjee
    The U.S. dollar may weaken and Treasury yields rise when Asian markets reopen on Monday, though any selling in response to ratings agency S&P's downgrade of the United States is likely to be tempered by the escalating crisis in the euro zone. The S&P cut in the U.S. long-term credit rating by a notch to AA-plus is an unprecedented blow and results from concerns about the nation's budget deficits and climbing debt burden. It called the outlook "negative," signaling another downgrade is possible in the next 12 to 18 months. "The initial reaction will be a high degree of uncertainty...
  • Putin says U.S. is a "parasite" on global economy

    08/01/2011 2:33:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    reuters ^ | 7/31/11 | LAKE SELIGER, Russia
    (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States Monday of living beyond its means "like a parasite" on the global economy and said dollar dominance was a threat to the financial markets. "They are living beyond their means and shifting a part of the weight of their problems to the world economy," Putin told a Kremlin youth group while touring its summer camp north of Moscow. "They are living like parasites off the global economy and their monopoly of the dollar." President Barack Obama announced a last-ditch deal to cut about $2.4 trillion from the U.S. deficit...
  • Threat of Somali pirates robbing nations of needed scientific data

    07/18/2011 8:00:49 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 10 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | July 17, 2011 | Lee Bowman
    Since the days of sail, sea captains have served as scientific field observers for shorebound researchers, turning in reports of wind and waves, water temperatures and currents. Since World War II, an armada of specially equipped scientific vessels sponsored by governments, universities and foundations has increasingly augmented the amateur observers. These ships do everything from drilling beneath the seafloor to study the Earth’s crust to counting fish to studying climate change. But in the past few years, vast swaths of the Red Sea and Indian Ocean — some 1 million square miles — have been all but emptied of fishing...
  • Presenting The (Only) Four Outcomes To The Global Public Debt Crisis

    06/26/2011 6:05:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    zh ^ | 06/26/2011 | Tyler Durden
    A global public debt crisis, in which private sector deleveraging is offset by public debt, to the point where Reinhart and Rogoff say "no more" (and often times beyond) has only four possible outcomes. These are: 1) a debt trap; 2) hyperinflation; 3) austerity but in conjunction with actual economic growth and 4) default. Currently in the developed world, the only two outcomes actively pursued, are (1), the debt trap, best seen in the US, where the only solution to debt is "more debt", and half of (3), ... First a look at the the sad reality of what is...
  • Craigslist May Not Be The Best Place To Advertise For Weed When You’re Light

    06/21/2011 11:24:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 21, 2011
    What kind of a guy actually places an ad on Craigslist seeking to purchase marijuana?
  • Truth about Trade Deficits and Jobs

    06/16/2011 5:06:57 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | 6/14/2011 | Daniel Griswold
    As predictable as a full moon, the monthly release of Commerce Department figures on U.S. trade invariably provokes a uniform response from economic commentators: If imports slow and the trade deficit shrinks, they hail it as good news for growth and jobs. If imports and the deficit grow, they pronounce it to be bad news and "a drag on growth." Typical was the comment last week from Peter Morici of the University of Maryland, who wrote as the latest numbers were being released that "a rising trade deficit slows growth and jobs creation." The prevailing view on trade deficits and...
  • Solar Flares Could Disrupt Earth's Tech Infrastructure in 2013

    06/09/2011 4:14:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/6/11 | Gavriel Queennan
    Tuesday's solar flare went unnoticed by most of Earth's inhabitants, but NASA says that might not be the case in 2013 when a peak in solar activity could cause trillions of dollars in damage to high-tech infrastructures. Earlier this week the Sun had a massive solar flare shooting a bunch of radiation in our planet's direction. While the Earth isn't expected to be directly in the flare's path, it could agitate the planet's electromagnetic field on Thursday, possibly disrupting radio and satellite transmissions - not to mention creating some spectacular auroral light displays for those in the north. NASA is...
  • HOW GOVERNMENT JOBS AND PUBLIC GOODS Provide fuel for a struggling private economy

    06/08/2011 9:51:28 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 18 replies
    Sky Valley Chronicle ^ | June 08, 2011 | John R. Burbank
    My son Owen and I just drove across half the country. He has a summer job in St. Paul, Minnesota and we are giving him our ten-year old car. Hence, a road trip! Driving along Interstate 90 and 94 for 1800 miles gives you time to reflect on our nation’s transportation system. Did it just spring up, thanks to the invisible hand of a free market economy? Obviously not. Economics doesn’t work that way. The ability to realize a profit is too far removed, and the inefficiencies and inequities of limiting access and building duplicative parallel highways are much too...
  • Expect More 'Unexpectedly' Weak Economic Data

    06/02/2011 4:28:58 AM PDT · by radioone · 13 replies
    Barrons Online ^ | 6-2-11 | RANDALL W. FORSYTH
    When should we start to expect the "unexpected"? Every economic datum released in the last month has been dutifully reported as "worse than expected," from the various Federal Reserve regional economic surveys, initial claims for unemployment, plus every measure of housing activity, just to mention a few.
  • GERALD CELENTE: By Winter The Revolution Will Be Global...

    05/27/2011 9:05:38 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/27/2011 | Gus Lubin
    Trend forecaster Gerald Celente gives a preview of his Summer Trends Journal in an interview with King World News. Celente says riots from Iran to Spain are the beginning of another world war, precipitated by food prices, unemployment and inequality. Last year he claimed that 2011 would bring "Off With Their Heads 2.0" and the prediction is going well so far. We transcribed just part of one answer from his breathless interview with Eric King:
  • AP sources: White House set to unveil cyber plan

    05/12/2011 3:41:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/12/11 | Lolita Baldor
    The White House on Thursday is expected to unveil its proposal to enhance the nation's cybersecurity, laying out plans to require industry to better protect systems that run critical infrastructure like the electrical grid, financial systems and nuclear power plants. The Obama administration also is insisting that companies tell consumers when their personal information has been compromised. According to cybersecurity experts familiar with the plan, the administration's proposed legislation also would instruct federal agencies to more closely monitor their computer networks. Several House and Senate committees have been working on cybersecurity legislation for the past two years, while waiting for...
  • Are insects the answer to global malnutrition?

    04/21/2011 2:34:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/21/11 | Amelie Bottollier-Depois - AFP
    VIENTIANE (AFP) – Serge Verniau is a man with a mission: to persuade the world to swap the chicken wings and steaks on their plates for crickets, palm weevils and other insects rich in protein and vitamins. Verniau, the Laos representative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), is only half-joking when he says his dream is "to feed the big metropolises from Tokyo to Los Angeles, via Paris" with the small arthropods. He plans to present the lessons drawn from a pilot project to the world at a conference on edible insects, probably in 2012. "Most of the...
  • An Inconsistent Truth-the movie (vanity)

    04/10/2011 7:39:40 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | April 10, 2011 | TennesseeGirl
    From director Shayne Edwards and award-winning radio host Phil Valentine, An Inconsistent Truth takes you along for the ride on one man’s quest for the truth. Many people believe in man-made global warming but they don’t know why. This is one of the most important issues of our day yet the average American knows so very little about what’s really going on. Is that by design? Who stands to make billions off cap-and-trade legislation? Why do those who raise their voices the loudest lead the most wasteful lifestyles? Is carbon dioxide really a pollutant or is it a harmless gas...
  • Israelis conducting global war on Hamas, Security services start at the top

    04/07/2011 8:45:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/7/11 | Eli Lake
    Israel’s security agencies are stepping up targeted attacks throughout the world on Hamas‘ leadership in what one Israeli official called “intelligence-based prevention.” In the past two months, Israeli operatives have intercepted a German ship in international waters, fired a missile at a suspected Hamas leader in Sudan, and captured a Hamas engineer in the Ukraine, according to Israeli and Western officials and press reports from the region. “Israel defeated the wave of suicide bombing attacks against it in 2002 by identifying the leadership that was behind it and making it clear to them that they would pay a price,” said...
  • Al Gore Repents, Obama Ends Gulf Oil Moratorium, Unemployment Numbers Plummet.

    04/01/2011 2:01:54 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 3 replies
    888WebToday ^ | 3/29/11 | Victor Du Bois
    Hell, Michigan (IMpossible News) - An amazing twist of events has the American economy bouncing back. Al Gore had to break the bad news to a disheartened crowd of global warming enthusiasts in Hell, Michigan. This year isn't the only year that Hell has been frozen over, but after several mild winters the citizens of this town were hoping that Al Gore's global warming science was true. They were looking forward to all the consequences Al was promising in the years to come. When Al was asked (at a public forum) "When can we expect to see the rising temperatures...
  • Quantitative Easing QE3 Is On Its Way, Inflation Will Go Through The Roof

    03/30/2011 10:14:49 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    TMO ^ | 3-30-2011 | Bob Chapman
    Quantitative Easing QE3 Is On Its Way, Inflation Will Go Through The Roof Mar 30, 2011 - 12:37 PM By: Bob Chapman QE3 is on the way accompanied by almost zero official interest rates. QE1 was to bail out the financial sectors in the US and Europe and QE2 was to bail out US government debt. That is why the Fed has purchased 70% to 80% of Treasuries. Previous debt and the $1.6 trillion of new debt created this year means someone has to buy that debt and there are very few buyers. That means the Fed has to buy...
  • Obama's Plan Lost in Glare of Global Crises (Rookie Hussein's laser-like focus on jobless recovery)

    03/25/2011 7:40:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Hispanic Business ^ | 3/23/11 | Susan Page
    Obama's Plan Lost in Glare of Global CrisesMarch 23, 2011 By Susan Page President Obama returns to the White House today after a six-day trip to Latin America that was intended to focus on jobs, trade and the economy -- but the world just wouldn't cooperate. A partial nuclear meltdown in Japan, a U.S. military operation in Libya, a looming budget showdown in Washington and more have overwhelmed Obama's agenda, raised risks for the nation's fragile economic recovery and opened him to criticism from not only the emerging Republican presidential field but also some congressional Democrats. Welcome home, Mr. President....
  • Beck on Global Chaos

    02/23/2011 7:35:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 2/23/11 | Trevor Loudon
    Beck gets better by the day. Glenn gets fired up as chaos is beginning to break out all over the world, including in the US. From the growing revolutions in the Middle East to the budget cut protests popping up everywhere, it seems the perfect storm could finally be upon us...
  • "Global Warming" in the schools

    02/23/2011 11:36:14 AM PST · by Seth Forman · 5 replies
    http://www.mrformansplanet.com ^ | February 23, 2011 | Seth Forman
    I live in a wonderful suburban community on Long Island. My three children attend the excellent public schools in our district. As the two oldest children have made their way through middle school, though, I've been bothered by the rather flimsy instruction they've received on the subject of "global warming." Both my 14 year-old daughter and 11 year-old son have been shown Al Gore's movie An Inconvenient Truth in sixth grade, but have been given nothing to suggest that some of the information in the movie is either controversial or misleading. So I've decided to put together this bullet point...
  • "Global Warming" in the schools

    02/23/2011 11:34:09 AM PST · by Seth Forman · 1 replies
    http://www.mrformansplanet.com ^ | February 23, 2011 | Seth Forman
    I live in a wonderful suburban community on Long Island. My three children attend the excellent public schools in our district. As the two oldest children have made their way through middle school, though, I've been bothered by the rather flimsy instruction they've received on the subject of "global warming." Both my 14 year-old daughter and 11 year-old son have been shown Al Gore's movie An Inconvenient Truth in sixth grade, but have been given nothing to suggest that some of the information in the movie is either controversial or misleading. So I've decided to put together this bullet point...
  • ABC Blames Global Warming for Extreme Cold Temperatures and Snow

    01/25/2011 5:30:32 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 119 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 24JAN2011 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday’s World News on ABC, correspondent Linsey Davis filed a one-sided report in which she cited the views of climate scientists who blame the recent cold temperatures and high amounts of snowfall on global warming. After recounting the recent extreme weather around the country, Davis continued: If this winter seems especially brutal, scientists say you're right. ABC News contacted 10 climate scientists to ask their take, if an extreme winter like the one we're having is the way of the future. The consensus? Global warming is playing a role by shifting weather patterns in unpredictable ways. Many say the...
  • Fraud plagues global health fund

    01/23/2011 9:29:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 1/23/11 | John Heilprin
    GENEVA — A $21.7 billion development fund backed by celebrities and hailed as an alternative to the bureaucracy of the United Nations sees as much as two-thirds of some grants eaten up by corruption, The Associated Press has learned. Much of the money is accounted for with forged documents or improper bookkeeping, indicating it was pocketed, investigators for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria say. Donated prescription drugs wind up being sold on the black market. The fund's newly reinforced inspector general's office, which uncovered the corruption, can't give an overall accounting
  • Systemic global crisis - 2011: The ruthless year, at the crossroads of three roads of global chaos

    01/19/2011 2:55:54 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 10 replies
    Global Europe Anticipation Bulletin ^ | January 16, 2011 | Global Europe Anticipation Bulletin
    This GEAB issue marks the fifth anniversary of the publication of the Global Europe Anticipation Bulletin. In January 2006, on the occasion of the first issue, the LEAP/E2020 team indicated that a period of four to seven years was opening up which would be characterized by the “Fall of the Dollar Wall”, an event similar to the fall of the Berlin Wall which resulted, in the following years, in the collapse of the communist bloc then that of the USSR. Today, in this GEAB issue, which presents our thirty-two anticipations for 2011, we believe that the coming year will be...
  • <B>Global Warming: Dire Prediction for the Year 3000</B>

    01/14/2011 8:25:06 AM PST · by Mayr Fortuna · 21 replies
    LiveScience Senior Writer ^ | Thu Jan 13, 9:00 am ET | Wynne Parry
    Even if humans stop producing excess carbon dioxide in 2100, the lingering effects of global warming could span the next millennia. The results? By the year 3000, global warming would be more than a hot topic - the West Antarctic ice sheet could collapse, and global sea levels would rise by about 13 feet (4 meters), according to a new study. Using a computer model, researchers looked at two scenarios - an end to humans' industrial carbon dioxide emissions by 2010 and by 2100 - stretched out to the year 3000.
  • Eight Facts About Warming Up Your Car in Winter.

    01/08/2011 8:20:04 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 84 replies
    Yahoo! Green ^ | Jan 9, 2011 | Jim Motavalli
    Old habits die hard, and one of the oldest — still rigorously enforced by many drivers — is that "warming up" the car for a few minutes is necessary to avoid some kind of unspecified damage. But idling is totally unnecessary, which is why many communities have enacted ordinances against the practice. Don't take my word about idling being ineffective, but do listen to my mechanic, Rob Maier, who runs Maier's Garage in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He says, "You don't really need to idle your car, because of the efficiency of modern fuel injection, which eliminated carburetors and chokes. The only...
  • The global holiday jihad on Christians — and more Obama moral equivalence

    01/03/2011 11:52:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 1/3/11 | Michelle Malkin
    I’ve noted Islamic attacks on Coptic Christians at home and abroad dating back to 2005 and Good Friday 2006. The latest wave of violence came over the New Year’s Day holiday in Egypt and follows increased Muslim persecution of Christians in Nigeria, the Philippines, Baghdad, and across the Middle East: For Christians in the Middle East, there is no doubt that daily life has become more difficult. Many complain of attacks and persecution, forcing hundreds to flee their homes. Among the different Christian groups in the region, the Coptic Christians in Egypt is the largest, numbering some six million. Attacks...
  • Time For Another Global Warming Debate

    12/29/2010 11:57:02 AM PST · by bolobaby · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/28/2010 | Fox News
    Check out the nifty video:Time For Another Global Warming Debate
  • (Predicted in 2008) Some News Reports on Global Warming

    12/27/2010 10:58:42 AM PST · by SeanG200 · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Religio-Political Talk (RPT) ^ | 12-27-2010 | Papa Giorgio
    I have linked two previous posts regarding this story. An old video of Lou Dobbs on CNN (in January of 2009) with some specialists in this topic debating the suns effects and the prediction of coldest temps to support the video already in this post that will give the reader more than enough ammo to respond to the ever shrinking Global Warming defender. Not to mention a connecting story from Australia and snow when there shouldn't be any. The weather station link is a MUST as well.
  • Global Cooling Puts Green Jobs On Ice (Talk about an inconvenient truth)

    12/24/2010 7:12:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies · 3+ views
    Information Week ^ | 12/23/10 | Paul McDougall
    Global Cooling Puts Green Jobs On IceWith much of Europe buried under six-foot snow drifts, businesses and consumers aren't in the mood to spend big dollars on technologies that will make their lives even colder. By Paul McDougall , InformationWeek December 23, 2010 10:33 AM Talk about an inconvenient truth. The record winter blasting across Europe is freezing demand for products that are supposed to lower heat emissions, reduce energy use, and "save" the earth. The big chill is also causing U.S. jobs cooked up through millions of dollars in federal swindle-us spending to disappear like snowmen in spring. Case...
  • World leaders approve new global climate package, fund (agree to rob 100 B from US taxpayers)

    12/11/2010 4:58:36 AM PST · by JimWayne · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | Dec 11, 2010 | Mike De Souza
    The deal comprises a "Green Climate Fund," reaffirms a goal of raising $100 billion in aid by 2020 and has measures to protect tropical forests and new ways to share new clean energy technologies.