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  • Skeptical Climate Documentary Set to Rock UN Climate Summit – ‘Climate Hustle’

    11/30/2015 12:35:28 PM PST · by yoe
    Climate Depot ^ | November 29, 2015 | : Marc Morano
    Skeptical Climate Documentary Set to Rock Climate Debate President Obama & World Leaders to Be Greeted By New Film Debuting in Paris Gala Paris red carpet premiere for new “Climate Hustle” skeptical documentary Cinéma du Panthéon, December 7, 7:30 PM CFACT will hold the world premiere of its long-awaited Climate Hustle skeptical documentary film at an invitation-only red carpet event in Paris during the UN’s COP 21 international summit on climate change. Featuring interviews and comments from more than 30 renowned scientists and climate experts, Climate Hustle lays out compelling evidence that devastates the global warming scare. Film host Marc...
  • Navy's New Destroyer's Seaworthiness, Stability Questioned

    11/30/2015 12:34:13 PM PST · by Mariner · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 30, 2015 | by David Sharp
    BATH, Maine -- The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides a style of hull that fell out of favor a century ago in part because it can be unstable. The Navy will soon learn how this modern take on the "tumblehome" hull holds up when the first-in-class Zumwalt heads out to sea in December for builder trials in the rough-and-tumble North Atlantic. Amy Lent, of the Maine Maritime Museum, which works closely with the shipyard, said taxpayers...
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court Order Temporarily Halting Hawaii from Conducting...

    11/30/2015 11:45:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 30, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court Order Temporarily Halting Hawaii from Conducting Race-based Election (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today responded to a Supreme Court order temporarily preventing the State of Hawaii "from counting the ballots cast in, and certifying the winners of" a race-based election restricted to those with Native Hawaiian blood. The order was issued on Friday, November 27 by Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. The election, which is being conducted by mail-in ballots, ends today, and ballots were initially scheduled to be counted and winners certified by tomorrow, December 1, 2015. The election was conducted...
  • Clinton to Obama in 2013: Close Gitmo

    11/30/2015 11:04:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Give Hillary this much credit — in this case, she acted more like a leader than Barack Obama. That’s not a high bar to clear, especially in Obama’s second term. At the beginning of that second term, Hillary urged Obama to get serious about his oft-stated and unpopular goal of closing down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, stressing that “we need a White House lead” on the issue. The Huffington Post’s Ryan J. Reilly got the memo in a FOIA request: Weeks before she stepped down as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton wrote a memo urging President Barack Obama...
  • VA In Midst of ‘Leadership Crisis’

    11/30/2015 10:45:16 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 13 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 18, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    The Department of Veterans Affairs network of health systems faces "crises in leadership and culture" in addition to other systematic problems, according to an independent assessment released Friday. The flaws rampant in VA hospitals demand a "system-wide reworking" of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The independent review was mandated by the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act signed into law by President Obama in 2014 following revelations about secret waitlists at VA hospitals that led to dozens of veteran deaths. The report sheds light on the "systemic, critical problems" currently facing the VA's integrated health care system. "The assessments...provided evidence...
  • State Dept. set to release 7,800 new Clinton emails

    11/30/2015 10:37:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 11/30/15 11:37 AM | By Sarah Westwood
    State Department officials are set to release roughly 7,800 pages of Hillary Clinton's private emails Monday amid new speculation about the former secretary of state's official meeting schedule. The email production Monday afternoon will kick off a countdown to the final two Clinton email releases, which will take place at the end of December and January respectively. Hundreds of the official emails Clinton hosted on a private server in her home have been published in batches since May of this year. The State Department released more than 7,000 pages of emails last month, surpassing its goal of having 51 percent...
  • Healthy People Needed to Make Obamacare Ponzi Scheme a Success

    11/30/2015 10:07:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Devon Herrick
    The U.S. health care system is unsustainable but it could be dramatically improved with more efficient care of our sickest patients. Medical spending is rising at twice the rate of income growth. Medical prices are rising at three times the rate of consumer inflation. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was sold to the American people as a means to fix those problems and make health care affordable. The vehicle to achieve this is, implausibly, a requirement that we all purchase overpriced health insurance. In addition to stipulating the benefit package Americans are allowed to have, ACA regulations also force insurers...
  • Republican Kevin McCarthy: Government Shutdown Over Planned Parenthood Unlikely

    11/30/2015 10:00:59 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-30-15
    U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday said he expects lawmakers to debate federal funding for Planned Parenthood as they consider spending legislation this month but he did not expect a government shutdown over the women’s health group.
  • Turkey Arrests Generals Who Stopped Syria-Bound, Weapons-Laden, Spook Trucks

    11/30/2015 9:58:35 AM PST · by amorphous · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 30 Nov 2015 | Tyler Durden
    If there's a silver lining to last Tuesdays downing of a Russian Su-24 warplane by two Turkish F-16s it's that the world is now starting to scrutinize President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Even to the uninitiated it seemed strange that a NATO member would shoot down a Russian fighter jet over an alleged 17 second violation of Turkish airspace. Why, one wonders, would the democratically elected leader of one of the world's foremost up and coming emerging markets decide, out of the blue, to become the first member of the alliance to engage a Russian or Soviet aircraft in more than...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Isn't A Bad Deal After All; It's No Deal

    11/30/2015 9:54:57 AM PST · by maddog55 · 11 replies
    Investors.Com ^ | 11/25/2015 06:40 PM ET | IBD Editorial
    Nuclear Charade: The Obama administration admits to Congress that its nuclear pact with Iran has not been signed by the Iranian regime and has no legal force. Obama's "tough diplomacy" is puff diplomacy. The White House's latest updated "Strategy for American Innovation" left one innovation out: diplomatic pacts with other countries that don't have to be signed. Maybe President Obama will say that it saves the taxpayers money, since it eliminates signing ceremonies in lavish locales. Going back to when, as a candidate, he expressed a willingness to talk directly with Iran, then through months of negotiations on its nuclear...
  • Climate Change Will Not Be Dangerous for a Long Time

    11/30/2015 9:41:16 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Scientific American ^ | November 27, 2015 | Matt Ridley
    Slower warming than predicted gives the world time to develop better energy technologies The climate change debate has been polarized into a simple dichotomy. Either global warming is "real, man-made and dangerous," as Pres. Barack Obama thinks, or it's a "hoax," as Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe thinks. But there is a third possibility: that it is real, man-made and not dangerous, at least not for a long time. This "lukewarm" option has been boosted by recent climate research, and if it is right, current policies may do more harm than good. For example, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the...
  • Obama Ignores 'Wrap-It-Up' Beeps, Talks and Talks at Climate Summit (given 3 minutes, speaks for 14)

    11/30/2015 9:45:53 AM PST · by Dave346 · 68 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 30 2015, 11:08 am ET | Alexander Smith
    President Barack Obama was met with what appeared to be the U.N.'s version of the Oscars' "wrap-it-up" music Monday after he significantly overran his allotted time to speak at a global climate change summit. Obama was one of 147 world leaders given a three-minute slot at the COP21 conference to outline their vision for the future of the planet. The president of the free world, however, had other ideas. More than eight and a half minutes into Obama's address — and with no sign he was stopping soon — three beeps sounded across the auditorium, clearly audible to everyone present...
  • AP: Hillary Clinton made State Department awfully cozy for Foundation - and political - donors

    11/30/2015 9:37:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Cozy, yes … but illegally so? Not exactly, says the Associated Press, but the confluence of Hillary Clinton’s power and a number of donors to her family foundation and political campaigns, as well as potential conflicts of interest over business opportunities, gives the impression of corruption. And it might be just that no one has yet uncovered a quid pro quo yet … or more than one: The woman who would become a 2016 presidential candidate met or spoke by phone with nearly 100 corporate executives and long-time Clinton political and charity donors during her four years at the...
  • Education Department's Regulatory Gimmicks Can't Change Reality: Many Students Aren't Interested

    11/30/2015 9:36:54 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 30, 2015 | George Leef
    America's national obsession with raising our "educational attainment" level leads politicians and bureaucrats to focus on the silliest of things. Lately, that has been college accreditation. On November 6, the U.S. Department of Education put out a press release declaring "a sense of urgency about the need for significant improvement in both the rigor and flexibility of accreditation." "Accreditation" and "urgency" are words that may have never before appeared in the same sentence. Aside from a few federal bureaucrats and the people who work in the accrediting agencies themselves, almost no one gives any thought to college accreditation. Oh yes-college...
  • State Department: Iran Never Signed Nuclear Deal, Which Isn't 'Legally Binding'

    11/30/2015 9:32:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Guy Benson
    This story broke last week, just as millions of Americans were tuning out of the news cycle for Thanksgiving. Given the seriousness of the subject matter, it deserves a re-up. National Review reports: President Obama didn't require Iranian leaders to sign the nuclear deal that his team negotiated with the regime, and the deal is not "legally binding," his administration acknowledged in a letter to Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) obtained by National Review. "The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document," wrote Julia Frifield, the State Department assistant...
  • 150 leaders pose for global 'family photo' at Paris talks (have they saved the world yet?)

    11/30/2015 8:40:08 AM PST · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    ITV ^ | 30 November 2015 at 1:29pm
    World leaders have posed for a vast group photograph on the first day of the climate change conference in Paris. The UN's climate change secretariat tweeted an image of the 150 figures:
  • Owner of Gold King Mine feels victimized by EPA ( Colorado )

    11/30/2015 8:35:06 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | November 29, 2015 | Jonathan Romeo
    Todd Hennis claims EPA planned mine spill to usher in Superfund. the Environmental Protection Agency-contracted crew's triggered blowout on his property, effectively turning the Animas River into an orange spectacle. He was speechless and horrified, but not surprised ... I have been trying to make everybody aware of the dangers posed by the Sunnyside Mine pool for 14 years .. when I saw the pictures, I just felt my life was over. I just thought, Oh God, what did they do? ... Hennis, for his part, has long maintained increased flows from the Gold King Mine are a result of...
  • George Soros, Tom Steyer are ‘investors’ in Obama’s new ‘clean’ energy research plan

    11/30/2015 8:25:04 AM PST · by yoe · 6 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | November 30, 2015 | Marc Morano
    (Junk Science) (Who We Are)(George Soros) Chairman, Soros Fund Management LLC United States (Tom Steyer)Related Links: (Why Do Gore, Soros & Goldman Sachs Want ‘Cap & Trade’? EU Evidence Points To High Profit & Corruption Potential)(Released Emails Show Wind Lobby, Soros Group Helped with White House PR)(Exposed – Attack on TV Meteorologists Sponsored By Soros: ‘Forecastthefacts.org is a George Soros funded activist website’)(Media Fail to Report Soros Funding Linked to New EPA Regulations)( Green Billionaire Steyer Glad Democrats Said Global Warming Is Country’s Biggest Threat)(Billionaire Steyer targets GOP debate on climate – Spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on ads)(...
  • Obama Apologizes to the World for Causing Global Warming

    11/30/2015 7:59:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/30/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    I rarely agree with Obama, but this time he has a point. We've certainly done our share of producing hot air. And by "us", I mean him. Because Obama just does not stop talking. In a speech interrupted by repeated beeps warning that he had exceeded his time limit, Mr. Obama said in Le Bourget that the climate conference represented an important turning point in world history because the leaders attending the meeting now recognize the urgency of the problem. The urgency of the problem is how to shut him up. All the world leaders agree on that. Every...
  • John McCain and Lindsey Graham call for 20,000 troops in Syria and Iraq

    11/30/2015 7:51:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/30/2015
    Two senior senators called on Sunday for Washington to nearly triple military force levels in Iraq to 10,000 and send an equal number of troops to Syria as part of a multinational ground force to counter Islamic State in both countries. Republicans John McCain and Lindsey Graham criticised Barack Obama's incremental Islamic State strategy, which relies on airstrikes and modest support to local ground forces in Iraq and Syria, and said the need for greater US involvement was underlined by this month's Paris attacks. "The only way you can destroy the caliphate is with a ground component,"said Graham, who is...
  • Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions

    11/30/2015 7:46:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 30, 2015 | SETH BORENSTEIN and ANGELA CHARLTON
    LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- Addressing the twin threats of global warming and extremist violence, the largest group of world leaders ever to stand together kicked off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks outside Paris on Monday, saying that by striking an ambitious deal to cut emissions they can show terrorists what countries can achieve when they are united. "What greater rejection of those who would tear down our world than marshaling our best efforts to save it?" President Barack Obama asked his fellow world leaders.
  • The Cruz Surge Creates GOP Establishment Panic And Paralysis

    11/30/2015 7:44:46 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | November 30, 2015 | Streiff
    None of us knows how this election is going to play out, but the one thing that we can say is that this has been the most entertaining presidential primary season ever. By far the most amusing part has been the utter state of panic the GOP establishment has been in since the voters took a look at their "electability" candidate, Jeb Bush, and started laughing. Since then one nightmare has followed another. If I'd had the foresight, I could have financed my children's college expenses by selling brown trousers to the US Chamber of Commerce and the GOP Senate...
  • Senior German Politician Calls For National Burqa Ban, Including Tourists

    11/30/2015 7:43:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 11-30-15 | SARKIS ZERONIAN
    A senior German politician, who backs a national burqa ban, has said that the law should also cover tourists to the country from the Arab world. The Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs, Ilse Aigner, was speaking to German newspaper Die Welt after her party congress in Munich recently approved two proposals -- one a burqa ban (the full body covering) and one a ban on the niqab (the face veil). She said: "When I have traveled to Iran, I have obeyed the country's commandments and worn a headscarf. Likewise I expect women from the Arab world visiting this country...
  • This One Chart Explains Why Healthcare is So Expensive

    11/30/2015 7:23:50 AM PST · by all the best · 36 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | November 30, 2015 | Keith Farrell
    The left will tell you we need more government involvement in healthcare. What they don’t realize is that increased regulation and government involvement are exactly what caused healthcare costs to rise dramatically over the past 30 years. There are several reasons why government-run healthcare is a disaster. Economist explain how the government subsidized third party payer system separates consumers from prices and how such a system kills competition. But there is an even more immediate effect– the booming costs of administering a system of complex regulations. Government healthcare necessitates armies of bureaucrats. Take Medicare, for instance: not only does every...
  • How Uncle Sam chases away US jobs

    11/30/2015 7:17:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/30/2015 | By Paul Mueller and Brian Brenberg
    The Treasury Department released new rules last week to stop the steady stream of American companies relocating overseas to reduce their tax bills. But instead of fixing the cause of the problem -- one of the highest corporate-tax rates in the world -- the government is creating new ones by introducing retroactive penalties that undermine the rule of law. Treasury's latest rule changes come as New York-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer finalizes negotiations with Ireland-based Allergan for a merger that will headquarter the combined firm in Ireland. Pfizer will join a growing list of companies that have recently moved their headquarters...
  • 'We are becoming the architects of our own destruction': Prince Charles(T)

    11/30/2015 6:49:00 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/30/2015 | Peter Allen and Victoria Woollaston and Simon Tomlinson
    Around 150 world leaders have gathered at conference centre in Paris suburbs in a bid to stave off global warming They include PM David Cameron, China's Xi Jinping, India's Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin Prince Charles tells leaders to 'think of your grandchildren, as I think of mine' in rallying call for immediate action Bill Gates leads scheme where 19 countries pledge to double spending on low or no-carbon energy to $20billion Some 2,800 police and soldiers form a ring of steel around centre in wake of ISIS terror attacks in French capital
  • Paris Climate Conference really should be held at Versailles(let 'em eat cake)

    11/30/2015 6:27:33 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/29/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    There is a distinct “Let them eat cake” aspect to the COP 21 climate conference to which President Obama jets off today. In the name of reducing carbon emissions, Air Force One and various support aircraft have made and will make multiple journeys across the Atlantic. Lifestyle compromises are for the little people, you see, who are expected to pay more for electricity, downsize their vehicles (if they can keep a carat all), shiver in the winter and sweat in the summer. And the agreements the world leaders are expected to reach: they are startlingly and increasingly unpopular with the...
  • Muslim “Refugees” : The Issue Is National Security, NOT Racial Or Religious Bias

    11/30/2015 6:20:43 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 10 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/30/15 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    By Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side News Syrian Refugees And The Paris Jihadist Massacre The concurrent Islamic-sponsored atrocities occurring in Syria and Paris have finally focused an intense level of attention from the U.S. media and public on the peril of importing Islamic jihad in the persons of Muslims claiming “refugee” status. Obama and the Democrats are defying common sense in their desire to bring Syrian Muslims who cannot be vetted to this country. To quote the FBI Director, James Comey: The challenge we’re all talking about is that, we can only query against that (data) which we have...
  • Why Did the Terrorist Cross the Border?-And what did he do after he entered?

    11/30/2015 4:59:48 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Michael Cutler
    Why Did the Terrorist Cross the Border? And what did he do after he entered? November 30, 2015 Michael Cutler The obvious short answer to the question that serves as the title for my commentary is, "to carry out an attack." However, unlike football players who need to simply carry the ball into the end zone or baseball players who have to cross home plate in order to score, aliens engaged in terrorism must, after entering, find a way to hide in plain sight as they go about their deadly preparations without being identified and without being interfered with...
  • The United States of Injustice

    11/30/2015 4:42:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    The leftist catchphrase "No Justice, No Peace" is something of a rarity in the progressive phrasebook because it contains a hint of truth. You cannot have a peaceful society without justice an unjust society teeters on the edge of chaos, held in place only by the force deployed by the elite at its head. But thanks to the mindless quest for power by liberals, who heedlessly sacrifice justice for short term advantage, we are fundamentally transforming from a just society into something very different and very dangerous.A just society is one in which outcomes tend toward those commonly understood to...
  • Obama Regulators Inflate Consumers' Bank Complaints

    11/30/2015 3:31:03 AM PST · by expat_panama · 5 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/27/2015 | Editorial
    Regulation: A consumer complaint portal launched earlier this year by the Obama regime to solicit anonymous, unverified gripes against banks is riddled with errors and practically unreliable. We warned as much. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau documents reveal the out-of-control agency is larding a first-of-its-kind national Consumer Complaint Database with bogus accusations against financial lenders. Over 1 in 4 of the publicly posted complaints are incorrect, according to an in-depth report by American Banker magazine. "More than 25% of the time, it turned out that the data we were looking at didn't really pan out, or it was just incorrect in...
  • Amazon shows off new prototype delivery drone

    11/30/2015 2:57:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    CNET ^ | 11/29/15 | Steven Musil
    Amazon is offering a closer look at the drones it plans to use to eventually deliver customers' packages, nearly two years to the day after the Internet retailer first teased us with its ambitions for the unmanned aerial vehicles. In a video posted to YouTube on Sunday (embedded below), Amazon showed off a new prototype drone it hopes to use to deliver small packages to customers in fewer than 30 minutes. Unlike a previous demonstration offered by Amazon that showed packages being carried below the drone, the new video shows the prototype accepting a package into its fuselage before delivery.
  • US Air Force Might Buy 72 new upgraded F-15 2040C or upgraded F-16 Fighter Jets

    11/29/2015 8:12:51 PM PST · by Mariner · 54 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | November 29th, 2015 | brian wang
    The U.S. Air Force might buy 72 upgraded F-15, F-16 or even F-18 fighter aircraft due to low F-35 production rates and the high cost of the F-35. The U.S. Air Force “is struggling to afford 48 F-35s a year” for the first years of full-rate production a senior Air Force officer told Aerospace Daily & Defense Report. Full rate-production is slated to begin in 2019 and the U.S. Air Force wants to buy 60 planes in 2020, and 80 F-35 per year after that. This year, the Air Force is to receive 28 F-35s, whereas in 2016 the number...
  • CalPERS may lower its return target; taxpayers may have to contribute more

    11/29/2015 6:52:16 PM PST · by Lorianne · 34 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 18 November 2015 | Melody Petersen
    xperts have warned for years that the state's largest public pension plan has overestimated how much its investments will earn, leaving taxpayers to pay billions of dollars more than expected. Now the board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System is reconsidering. As soon as Wednesday, the fund's board could approve a plan that would slowly reduce to 6.5% the current 7.5% it says it expects to earn on its investments. For taxpayers, that seemingly small change is significant. Consider the average California Highway Patrol officer who now earns $105,000. Taxpayers currently contribute $47,000 a year for that officer's pension....
  • Cuomo and de Blasio Censor Ads for a Show about Freedom

    11/29/2015 6:21:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/29/15 | John Fund
    Americans increasingly support free speech as a concept but make lots of exceptions. A new Pew Research poll found that 40 percent of Millennials (ages 18 to 34) believe the government should be able to prevent people from making offensive statements about minority groups. New York governor Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City, certainly agree. Often rivals, they teamed up to remove a set of controversial subway ads advertising a new Amazon series that depicts an alternate history in which the Nazis and the Japanese won World War II and divided control of America between...
  • Norway mulls using heroin to prevent deadly overdoses

    11/29/2015 6:16:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 11/29/15 | Mark Lewis
    The pale, zombie-like addicts staggering through concrete underpasses make an unlikely scene in wealthy Norway's picturesque second city. As a gateway to the fjords which zigzag the oil-rich nation's long coastline, Bergen is the last stop on a global drug route that gives it one of the worst heroin problems in Europe.Now with a change in local government here and in the capital, Oslo, there is an appetite to use radical policies to curb the alarming number of Norwegians who die from heroin overdoses each year. Alongside traditional replacement therapies, such as methadone, the new left-wing local leaders want to...
  • Fiorina: Obama 'delusional' about magnitude of climate change as security threat

    11/29/2015 6:11:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/29/15
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Sunday called President Obama “delusional” to think climate change is the country’s biggest terror threat and criticized liberals and others trying to make a political statement about the recent Planned Parenthood shootings.“That’s delusional for President Obama, Hillary Clinton or anyone else to say that climate change is the biggest security threat,” Fiorina told “Fox News Sunday.”Obama has made several speeches in which he has said climate change is “an urgent and growing threat,” including his 2015 State of the Union address in which he said: "No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations...
  • The Dawn of a New Form of Capital Punishment (Nitrogen)

    11/29/2015 6:03:09 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 67 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | April 2015 | Josh Sanborn
    Why Oklahoma became the first state to approve nitrogen gas as a lethal injection alternative In the weeks following the execution of Clayton Lockett, the Oklahoma death row inmate whose botched lethal injection triggered a statewide moratorium on executions, lawmakers there began rethinking their approach to capital punishment. Among the people they called on to help was Michael Copeland. Copeland is a criminal justice professor at East Central University, a public school with about 6,000 students in Ada, Okla. From 2010 to 2013, he was the director of the anti-fraud unit at the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Before that, he was...
  • Tulsi Gabbard, Rising Democratic Star From Hawaii, Makes Mark on Party by Defying It

    11/29/2015 5:16:33 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, November 28, 2015 | Emmarie Huetteman
    WASHINGTON -- Between the chilly temperatures and the pace of the push-ups, there was plenty to complain about after eight lawmakers straggled into the park behind the Longworth House Office Building for their regular 6:30 a.m. workout. While the others in the group griped and groaned on a recent Tuesday, Representative Tulsi Gabbard, 34, her Hindu prayer beads wrapped around a wrist for her daily yoga meditation, said little. "Tulsi, you hearing a lot of whining?" asked Representative Markwayne Mullin, a burly Oklahoma Republican and former professional mixed martial arts fighter who leads the workouts, mocking the complaints of her...
  • Planned Parenthood Official: ‘Hateful Language’ Makes People Think ‘It’s OK to Target’ Us

    11/29/2015 5:01:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 11/29/15 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains President and CEO Vicki Cowart discussed Friday’s shooting that took the lives of three people in Colorado and said the “hateful language” surrounding Planned Parenthood makes some think “it’s OK to target Planned Parenthood.”Cowart said, “We have experienced so much hateful language, hateful speech, such a negative environment has been created around the work that Planned Parenthood does, around the idea of safe and legal abortion and we have seen that across the country from all sort of speakers in the last few months. I can’t believe that this isn’t contributing to some folks mentally unwell...
  • What You Need To Know About The Paris Climate Summit (it's do-or-die time)

    11/29/2015 4:51:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/29/15 | Nick Visser
    **SNIPP** The conference comes at a dire moment. The world has shattered record after climate record, with 2014 ranking as the hottest year in recorded history. The planet's glaciers are melting at the fastest rates ever seen. Underwater, coral reefs are suffering from an assault of bleaching, spurred by ever-warmer oceans. All of these effects have prompted harsh warnings about the potential impact on humanity. Rising seas from melting glaciers could inundate some of the world's largest metropolises. Warmer summers could force the evacuation of certain cities that may see days with a heat index upwards of 170 degrees Fahrenheit....
  • Disturbing: 57 Paris Airport Workers Are On Terror Watch List

    11/29/2015 4:28:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/29/15 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris has forced France to examine its security policies, including at the Charles de Gaulle Airport, where it was recently discovered that 57 employees who had access to airplanes and runways were on a terror watch list. Now, the security passes of 86,000 workers at the Paris airport will be reviewed, according to a report by the Sunday Times of London. **SNIP** The recent finding of Arabic graffiti on four planes at two French airports, including one that had "Allahu Akbar" written on a fuel tank hatch, has only increased security concerns. While the...
  • How did the FBI manage to "lose" Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s file?

    11/29/2015 4:00:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/29/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Sharyl Attkisson, the former CBS reporter and independent journalist, has a long history of getting under the government’s skin. In her book Stonewalled, she detailed many of the battles she encountered when attempting to expose the truth in the tradition of the Fourth Estate and how unpopular stories tended to wind up being discounted or silenced. Later, her Nosy Nellie ways attracted the interest of the Department of Justice, though they have thus far failed to file any actual charges against her.This week, Attkisson tells the story of how she finally sought to obtain her own FBI file and...
  • Since Obama can’t handle ISIS, what say we outsource the job to the mafia?

    11/29/2015 3:47:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    <p>Gambino, a prolific author of mob history and a scion of the family that saw the rise of the likes of John Gotti and Paul Castellano, said the nature of the mob made it fundamentally better equipped than traditional law enforcement to handle a threat like ISIS.</p>
  • Jeb Bush says he would support Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton

    11/29/2015 3:21:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/29/15 | Martin Pengelly
    Jeb Bush would support Donald Trump if the real estate billionaire were to win the Republican presidential nomination, "because anybody is better than Hillary Clinton". The former Florida governor thinks that outcome unlikely, however, because the more voters hear of Trump, particularly on foreign policy, "the less likely he's going to get the Republican nomination". Another candidate, John Kasich, was asked on Sunday whether he would commit to supporting Trump should he win the nomination. The Ohio governor, whose campaign this week released an ad that appeared to compare Trump to Hitler, would not say whether he would. Instead, like...
  • Deputies: Woman shoots and kills would-be Craigslist robber

    11/29/2015 3:15:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies
    WBTV ^ | 11/26/15
    AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a man trying to rob a couple who thought they were going to buy a car off Craigslist has been shot and killed. Aiken County deputies said in a news release that officers are looking for the second robber after he ran away following the shooting Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say the would-be robbers pulled out a gun and demanded money when they met the couple at an Aiken gas station where they planned to buy a car listed on the Internet site. Deputies say while the gun was pointed at the man, his girlfriend...
  • Editorial: Prioritizing fighting terrorism over climate change is a no-win scenario

    11/29/2015 2:21:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 29, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    The start of the Paris climate summit on Monday should be a moment of glory for President Obama. His administration has instituted the country's first serious action against climate change by requiring dirty coal plants to drastically lower emissions. He played a key role in China's dramatic attitude shift on climate. His rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline prompted a change of heart in the Canadian province where the tar sands that produce the oil are located; the premier of Alberta has announced that the province will cap greenhouse gas emissions from the tar sands and place new emphasis on...
  • Intelligence chairman: Obama's ISIS 'containment' comment a 'joke'

    11/29/2015 1:37:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/15 | Jonathan Swan
    President Obama's assertion that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been contained is a "joke", says the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. "It's proven that ISIS is in 30 different countries... they've got a reach that goes throughout Europe and North America," said Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on the 'Fox News Sunday' program. "So to talk about containment is really a joke," he added. "We've got to stop talking about containment. We've got to talk about elimination of the terrorist threat." ISIS may be geographically contained in Syria and Iraq, but "their efforts around the world to...
  • Obamacare has made young people lazier - but that's not necessarily a bad thing (Pelosi knew)

    11/29/2015 12:18:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/29/15 | Jordan Weissmann
    Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults are allowed to stay on their parents' health insurance up to age 26. Since people generally like the idea of helping their own children avoid sickness and financial ruin, this has been one of the law's more popular features. But how exactly has the rule changed life for American twentysomethings? According to one new study, it seems to have given them a bit more leeway to bum around and find themselves - which is just about what you'd expect to happen when getting a job isn't a prerequisite for getting insurance. In a...
  • The Villages Tea Party Interviews Kris “Tanto” Paronto (Benghazi) [Videos]

    11/29/2015 11:20:40 AM PST · by Randall_S · 7 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 29, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    Our friends at The Villages Tea Party just hosted hero Kris "Tanto" Paronto. KRIS "TANTO" PARONTO Former Ranger, 2nd Battalion, 75th Regiment Security and Military Consultant Hero of Benghazi Attack Kris Paronto - "Tanto" as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles - is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who has deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. He also worked with the US Government's Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environments throughout the world. Mr. Paronto was part the CIA...