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  • Our New-Age Saboteurs

    03/29/2011 3:50:51 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3/29/11 | John Pachette
    I humbly suggest the following neologism: Progluddite (pronounced like troglodyte). Definition: a misinformed, misguided political ideologue who believes that technological regression will force humanity to build a New Age Utopia. On its face, the word Progluddite seems nonsensical. It is an oxymoronic pairing of Progressive (one who is interested in new ideas) and Luddite (one who rejects new technology). However, the word is merely a reflection of the self-contradictory nature of progressive notions.
  • Is green the new red (communism)?

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

    03/21/2011 6:26:56 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 3/21/11 | Anthony Barich
    Nine bishops from the state of New South Wales have joined Sydney Cardinal George Pell to warn Catholics about voting in the state election for the Greens, who have gained “significant” influence. In a statement last week, the bishops said the Greens’ plans to “attack” freedom of religion and conscience and promote abortion, euthanasia and same-sex marriage “give rise to grave concerns for the protection of human rights and human dignity”. The Greens could exercise “significant power over governments with only a few seats”, the bishops said in the statement called “The Green Agenda”. Two New South Wales bishops refused...
  • Second thoughts on Green dogma -- from a surprising source

    03/18/2011 7:03:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2011 | Steve McCann
    Germany has long been the titular and emotional leader of the "Green Movement" in Europe. No country has adopted more so-called environmental friendly policies. The German population has obediently gone along with environmental measures; in fact they have been the model people when it comes to green living. So it is doubly startling when Der Spiegel, the leading left-wing publication in Germany publishes an article entitled: "Is Environmentalism Really Working?" openly questioning the viability and cost of a myriad of green initiatives. Some highlights: Regarding biofuels: Many haven't yet fully realized that E10 [gasoline with 10% biofuel content] is...
  • Storms dump 4-9 feet of snow in Sierra this week

    02/18/2011 10:22:58 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    SDFGate,com ^ | 2/18/11 | AP
    Reno, Nev. (AP) -- The latest in a string of powerful storms is dropping heavy snow and causing widespread school closures and traffic delays Friday in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area. The Alpine Meadows ski resort just north of Tahoe reports receiving up to 4 feet of snow over a 24-hour period ending Friday morning for a total of as much as 9 feet of snow since the storms began on Monday. Other Sierra resorts are reporting 4 to 7 feet of new snow this week.
  • Lindsay Graham Continues His Big Government Green Republicanism

    01/12/2011 7:31:32 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 17 replies
    Master Resource ^ | 1/10/11 | E. Calvin Beisner
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has found another disguise for lining the pockets of “alternative energy” producers with consumers’ dollars directed there not by rational economic choices but by government mandate. Once a supporter of cap and trade, Graham now supports a “Clean Energy Standard” that would require utilities to generate increasingly high percentages of electricity from “renewable” sources like wind, solar, and biofuels, from nuclear, and from coal using “carbon capture and sequestration”—catching the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted when coal burns and forcing it, under pressure, into deep geological formations for long-term storage to keep it out of the atmosphere....
  • Saarland in Germany Closes Two Schools of the SSPX

    01/10/2011 10:56:32 PM PST · by 0beron · 4 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 01/10/2011 | Tancred
    The Society of Pius X identifies the measures of Education Minister Klaus Kessler (Grüne) as "politically ideological" and will challenge them legally. Saarbrücken ( The Education Ministry of Saarland has concluded that with the end of the current half of the school year, two Saarland schools, which are operated by the Society of Pius X, must conclude their operation. It falls upon the grade school in St. Arnual in Fechingen, according to SR-Online. The back ground for this is, according to Education Minister Kessler (Grüne), the long conflct related to the dormitory of the Heart of Jesus Realschule, which the...
  • IPCC Green Doctor Prescribes End to Democracy to Solve Global Warming

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

    12/21/2010 10:31:33 AM PST · by wac3rd · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12-21-2010 | John Cote'
    San Francisco's last fossil fuel power plant will start the new year by shutting down. The Potrero Hill plant, one of the dirtiest in California, will cease operations on Jan. 1, state officials are expected to announce today. The plant, operated by Houston-based GenOn Energy Inc., formerly Mirant Corp., could be fired up in the event of a dramatic power emergency before being decommissioned permanently on Feb. 28, officials said."Cross your fingers," said Yakout Mansour, president of the California Independent System Operator, which oversees the state power grid. "It would have to be something very significant for us to need...
  • Envirofascism Leaves Dirty Dishes

    12/16/2010 2:18:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | December 15, 2010 | Van Helsing
    Everything is grubby in countries run by statist moonbats — even dishes fresh out of the dishwasher. A couple of months ago, Sandra Young from Vernon, Fla., started to notice that something was seriously amiss with her dishes. "The pots and pans were gray, the aluminum was starting to turn black, the glasses had fingerprints and lip prints still on them, and they were starting to get this powdery look to them," Vernon says. "I'm like, oh, my goodness, my dishwasher must be dying, I better get a new dishwasher." But others are having the same problem all across the...
  • Court won't block EPA climate regulations

    12/13/2010 11:56:34 AM PST · by EBH · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/10 | ROBIN BRAVENDER
    The Obama administration scored a legal victory Friday when a federal appeals court refused to block federal climate regulations slated to kick in next month. State and industry challengers opposing the Environmental Protection Agency’s climate regulations had asked the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to halt the rules while the massive court battle plays out, but the court wasn’t convinced. A host of states, industry groups and free-market groups are suing EPA over its regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse gases from automobiles and large industrial sources like power plants and oil refineries, as well as...
  • Liberals Want Sex Industry To Go Green And “Ethical”

    12/10/2010 6:58:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | December 9, 2010 | William Teach
    That's what the moonbats at Grist want to know. After a long, long, long recitation of all the evils in Big Sex (you just know they'll have to call it that soon), they come up withIndividuals selling sex to others is, of course, just a small part of the sex economy. Far from being underground or taboo, many aspects are legal, even glorified (think beautifully crafted lingerie). It's a trillion-dollar cross-sector industry spanning live entertainment, pornography, pharmaceutical products, clothes, and accessories.I'd suggest that it is probably a bit higher than a trillion dollars. Regardless, the must become green!Feel like watching...
  • Upton's Shocking Votes on Energy-Related Bills

    11/29/2010 8:02:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Human Events ^ | November 29, 2010 | Connie Hair
    This week marks the beginning of the end of the long national nightmare known as the 111th Congress.  Republicans were given a second chance—by default—through a national effort to stop the destructive Obama/Pelosi/Reid agenda. House Republicans are poised to begin making the same kind of business-as-usual mistakes that relegated the party to minority status in 2006.  The most glaring example is the looming threat of having Rep. Fred Upton (RINO-Mich.) become chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, despite his liberal voting record, simply because he’s next in line.  If there is one thing voters made absolutely clear...
  • Merkel urges Germans: stand up for Christian values

    11/17/2010 7:30:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 16, 2010 | Tom Heneghan
    (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans debating Muslim integration to stand up more for Christian values, saying Monday the country suffered not from "too much Islam" but "too little Christianity." Addressing her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, she said she took the current public debate in Germany on Islam and immigration very seriously. As part of this debate, she said last month that multiculturalism there had utterly failed. Some of her conservative allies have gone further, calling for an end to immigration from "foreign cultures" -- a reference to Muslim countries like Turkey -- and more pressure on immigrants...
  • Australia, US pledge closer defence ties

    11/07/2010 7:50:56 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies ^ | 8th November 2010
    AUSTRALIA can manage both a critically important economic relationship with China and growing military ties with the US, says Defence Minister Stephen Smith. US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and US defence secretary Robert Gates were in Melbourne for the Australia United State Ministerial (AUSMIN) consultations with Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd. The talks focused on the US Force Posture Review, which will examine the US military presence in the Asia-Pacific, and the war in Afghanistan, among other issues. The posture review could see the US make more use of its military bases in Australia and give greater opportunity for joint...
  • John Kerry and the People in the Cheap Seats

    10/30/2010 1:21:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 30, 2010 | Ken Blackwell
    Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is frustrated. He recently spoke to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and complained that we are in "a period of know-nothingism in the country, where truth and science and facts don't weigh in. It's all short-order, lowest common denominator, cheap-seat politics." He'd really like to elect a new people. Now, that last bit -- cheap-seat politics -- is the kicker. How truly awful it must be for the Senate's richest man -- wealthier than the Senate's Rockefeller -- to have to put up with those of us in the cheap seats. Brahmins from Boston have...
  • Environmental Defense Fund admits propaganda effort against natural gas exploration is bunk

    10/28/2010 2:18:38 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/27/10 5:30 PM EDT | Mark Hemingway
    In January, the documentary Gasland won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary attacked the process of “fracking,” which involves pumping a solution that is 99 percent sand and water, plus a few trace chemicals, underground at high pressure. This creates fractures in the rock formations that allow oil and gas to flow to collection points. The film claimed that the process pollutes groundwater with devastating consequences. (For more on Gasland and fracking, see this article from the Examiner’s “Big Green” series in September.) Multiple EPA studies have shown fracking is safe and effective, but the...
  • The Original Enviro Nazis were Nazis

    10/12/2010 9:30:45 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 10/11/2010 | Mark Musser
    One of the most embarrassing environmental facts of the 1930s was that between 60% and 70% of the German greens were Nazi Party members, compared to only 10% of the population at large. In fact, German greens outperformed even medical doctors and teachers, with Nazi foresters and veterinarians leading the charge. Somehow, the so-called independent German wandervogels (German word for "wandering free spirits") found themselves at the footstool of Der Führer. Their wandervogel attitudes about civilization and the wild forestlands found a political niche in the isolationist biology of the Nazi Party. Furthermore, their strong beliefs in holism found a...
  • Jim DeMint criticized for comments on gay and sexually active single teachers

    10/07/2010 6:55:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 6, 2010 | Rachel Weiner
    Gay groups and women's group are calling on Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) to apologize for comments he made Friday about who should and shouldn't be in classrooms. At a 2004 debate, DeMint declared that openly gay people should not be teaching public school. "We need the folks that are teaching in schools to represent our values," he said. DeMint later added that he "would have given the same answer when asked if a single woman, who was pregnant and living with her boyfriend, should be hired to teach my third grade children." At the time, the Senate candidate apologized: "[S]ometimes...
  • Conservatives: You're fired (Cons. group takes on enviros)

    10/04/2010 9:42:39 AM PDT · by Western Tradition Partnership · 5 replies
    Denver Daily News ^ | 10/4/10 | Peter Marcus
    Conservatives: ‘You’re fired’Mailing makes Sen. Schwartz look like Trump; Schwartz is ‘disgusted’ Peter Marcus, DDN Staff Writer It’s certainly not the most flattering image. Incumbent State Sen. Gail Schwartz, D-Snowmass, is being portrayed by conservatives as the next Donald Trump. “You’re fired!” states a mailing going out to voters in the Colorado 5th Senate District. The front of the mailing: a photo of Schwartz’s face with the body and trademark hair of Trump Photoshopped into the image. The argument by the conservative Denver-based Western Tradition Partnership, which is responsible for the mailing and has a national arm extending to Washington,...
  • Al Gore’s AGW Friends In The UK In Favour Of A Little Culling?

    10/01/2010 1:38:28 PM PDT · by sussex · 5 replies
    The Aged ^ | 01/10/10 | the Aged P
    Green Fascism? Global Warming Mitigation Campaign 10:10 claim this video was just a piece of fun to draw attention to the dangers of global warming and what ordinary people can do about it.
  • Not such a bright idea.

    09/29/2010 5:25:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    Fresh Ink (GOPUSA) ^ | September 29, 2010 | Kay Daly
    When the government regulates how much water a toilet can flush, or what kind of lightbulbs you can put in your table lamps at home, the Constitution looks pretty small in the rear view mirror. Exactly where in the Constitution does it say that it is the government's business how much water my toilet is flushing or what kind of lightbulb illuminates my household? But the busybodies in the environmental movement have folks convinced of a lot of things that just aren't so. Remember the campaign that passed the lightbulb bill? The holier-than-thou greenies told us that if we only...
  • Loads of campaign cash make Big Green a Democratic powerhouse

    09/28/2010 6:13:26 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 9/27/2010 | Mark Tapscott
    Officials of a dozen top Big Green environmental groups contributed more than $14.5 million to congressional and presidential candidates in 2008 and through the second quarter of 2010 with 96 percent of the total going to Democrats Read more at the Washington Examiner:
  • Plans to haul big oil refinery loads spark battle

    09/27/2010 9:24:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 27, 2010 | The Associated Press
    KAMIAH, Idaho - Two of America's largest oil companies want to drive mammoth truckloads of refinery equipment along a narrow ribbon of spectacular mountain road that borders national forests, wild and scenic rivers, historic sites and campgrounds. Local residents are not pleased. "This is something that weighs 600,000 pounds (272,150 kilograms), is two-thirds the length of a football field and 30 feet (9 meters) high," said Linwood Laughy, who has sued the Idaho Department of Transportation to stop the mega-loads. "I don't think it belongs on the highway."
  • Environmental Colonialism

    09/08/2010 7:26:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Conservative Battleline Online (ACU) ^ | September 8, 2010 | Fiona Kobusingye
    I wish I had a shilling for every time someone told me spraying homes with DDT to prevent malaria is like using Africans in evil experiments. I would be a rich woman. That claim is a blatant falsehood. Even worse, it hides the many ways poor Africans really are being used in environmental experiments that cause increased poverty, disease and death. If any people were ever used in DDT experiments, it was Americans and Europeans. During World War II, this insecticide and mosquito repellant was sprayed on tents and around camps to keep American and British soldiers from getting malaria....
  • Chris Dodd's last act: 'Control the people'(United Nations Agenda 21)

    09/08/2010 7:52:07 AM PDT · by goldendays · 50 replies ^ | September 07, 2010 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    LIFE WITH BIG BROTHER Chris Dodd's last act: 'Control the people' Alarms raised over Democrat senator's likely final major piece of legislation WASHINGTON – Alarms are being raised over what probably is retiring Sen. Christopher Dodd's last major piece of legislation – the Livable Communities Act, which has been approved by the Senate Banking Committee and now is heading to the Senate floor – for its likely U.N. inspiration and goal of controlling people. The plan would create a new federal bureaucracy, the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, armed with some $4 billion in federal grants, to pressure local...
  • Ex-lawmaker takes on new venture: Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney biking across U.S. in name of peace

    09/05/2010 8:18:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Pueblo Chieftain ^ | August 22, 2010 | Nick Bonham
    The message of peace pedaled into Pueblo on Saturday. Riders with Bike4Peace, including former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia, who ran for president in 2008 on the Green Party ticket, stopped in Pueblo on a cross-country trek to the White House. "We started at the House of Common Sense in Oakland (Calif.) and we're going to end at the White House, which needs some common sense," McKinney said Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church on the East Side, where the bikers were treated to a potluck meal. McKinney and five others cyclists are biking across the U.S. promoting peace...
  • Progressives Against Progress - The rise of environmentalism poisoned liberals’ historical...

    08/26/2010 10:03:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 1+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2010 | Fred Siegel
    The rise of environmentalism poisoned liberals’ historical optimism.For the first two-thirds of the twentieth century, American liberals distinguished themselves from conservatives by what Lionel Trilling called “a spiritual orthodoxy of belief in progress.” Liberalism placed its hopes in human perfectibility. Regarding human nature as essentially both beneficent and malleable, liberals, like their socialist cousins, argued that with the aid of science and given the proper social and economic conditions, humanity could free itself from its cramped carapace of greed and distrust and enter a realm of true freedom and happiness. Conservatives, by contrast, clung to a tragic sense of man’s...
  • Death Knell for Some Clean Tech Companies

    08/20/2010 1:00:56 PM PDT · by epithermal · 9 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | August 18, 2010 | Kevin Bullis
    With prospects dim for comprehensive climate legislation, companies focused on carbon emissions could fail or be forced to scale back their ambitions. The U.S. Senate's failure to pass a comprehensive climate and energy bill this summer could spell doom for startups founded to help reduce carbon-dioxide emissions. Others will limp on, limited to markets much smaller than they originally expected to target. "For companies depending on some type of CO2 subsidy, this is probably the death knell," says James Kim, a partner at Khosla Ventures who has carefully reviewed the business plans of several such companies.
  • The Green Cult

    08/11/2010 8:43:20 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 13 replies
    TFP ^ | August 3, 2010 | Pedro Luís Almarante
    We have seen how true ecology preserves, enriches and perfects nature in order to derive a benefit. It stimulates the progress of races and cultures of animal or plant species. Whereas the “green” ecologists, on the contrary, campaign to restrict or even prohibit the legitimate use of God’s creation to feed mankind. The true ecologist really loves creation while the “green” ecologist hates it (one could say he thus hates God indirectly). This article focuses more on the radical “green” ideology continuing to use the book My Truth on the Planet (2007) by Claude Allègre—a member of the French Academy...
  • Stan Cox Wants to Ban Air Conditioning

    07/12/2010 1:25:38 PM PDT · by Marcus · 105 replies · 6+ views
    Associated Content ^ | July 12th, 2010 | Mark R. Whittington
    Proving that there is no folly fallacious enough that it can't be written down, both in a book and in an oped in the Washington Post, Stan Cox, an agricultural scientist, has proposed to ban or greatly restrict air conditioning.
  • Do Libertarians Help Democrats and Hurt Republicans?

    07/05/2010 8:50:52 AM PDT · by Sic Parvis Magna · 52 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 7/2/2010 | Ross Ramsey
    Not everyone wants to admit it, but having a Libertarian on the ballot tends to favor the Democrat in a close race, taking a few percentage points away from Republican candidates and allowing Democrats to squeak by. And that party's November slate could give an edge to Democrats in more than a dozen races. Having a thumb on the scale helps. Need an illustration? Look at the fight the Democrats and the Republicans are having over whether to allow Green Party candidates onto the Texas ballot. The Greens — who tend to pull hard-left votes from Democrats and throw tight...
  • Electric vehicle stations planned along I-5

    06/30/2010 7:14:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies · 1+ views
    The Everett Daily Herald ^ | June 29, 2010 | Bill Sheets
    As early as the end of this year, you might be able to hop into your plug-in electric car and drive to Portland, Ore., or Vancouver, B.C., without worrying about finding a charging station. The state has received federal economic stimulus funds to build four or five charging stations along the I-5 corridor from Canada to Oregon. The $1.32 million would ultimately pay for seven to 10 stations on I-5 and I-90. If all goes as planned, Washington will be the first state to have a series of coordinated electric charging stations spanning its borders, said Tonia Buell, a spokeswoman...
  • Green Groups Had Cozy Ties With BP

    06/22/2010 9:05:19 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 8 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 6/21/2010 | Sean Higgins and David Hogberg
    Thanks to the oil spill, BP (BP) is No. 1 on most green groups’ bad guys list. Most have also tried to tie the oil giant to the right, using Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, and his apology to BP last week as only the most obvious link. But that only tells part of the story. Critics may have called BP’s use of the slogan “Beyond Petroleum” corporate “greenwashing,” but for years BP walked the walk by supporting groups like the U.S. Climate Action Partnership and donating millions to environmental groups. And they never seemed to have a problem
  • Greens Bear Some Blame For Oil Spill, Media Baffled

    06/19/2010 9:13:55 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 11 replies · 484+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 6/18/2010 | Sean Higgins
    More than a few reporters and liberal pundits have lately noted with bafflement that some, especially on the right, have blamed environmentalists for the Gulf oil spill. To them this is an absurd notion that proves just how nutty the right has become. Two things are worth noting in response. First, it is not just a few people who think this way. And second, there is a rational, and fairly compelling, argument that the greens are at least indirectly responsible. This doesn’t spare BP
  • Two explosions kill 5, wound 75 at Kenya political rally

    06/14/2010 3:50:18 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 13 replies · 237+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, June 14, 2010 | Staff
    NAIROBI, Kenya — Two explosions ripped through a park in Kenya's capital during a packed political rally late Sunday, killing five people and wounding 75, officials said. The rally was held to protest a draft constitution the country will vote on in August. The country's president and prime minister support it, but several prominent political leaders do not. Prime Minister Raila Odinga said that officials don't know the cause of the blasts but that they wounded 75 people. Dr. Charles Kabetu of Kenya's national hospital said five people had died. "I want to say clearly that the government will do...
  • Just what is it that greens like Monbiot find so offensive about prosperity, abundance, happiness?

    06/08/2010 12:53:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 49+ views
    The London Telegraph ^ | June 3, 2010 | James Delingpole
    George “Grinch of the Guardian” Monbiot has launched a bitter assault on the most lively, uplifting and downright brilliant pop science masterpiece you are likely to read this year. Matt Ridley’s The Rational Optimist (4th Estate). Ridley argues a case so palpably true, so richly supported by so much evidence, that it ought not to need stating: life is getting better for almost all of us – and at an accelerating rate. The habit of exchange and specialisation, unique to the human species, has enabled us to evolve a kind of collective brain, a communal intelligence which allows us to...
  • Racing auto be obsolete by now ("SPORTSWRITER" GOES GREEN)

    06/07/2010 4:32:01 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 108 replies · 136+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 6, 2010 | NORMAN CHAD
    It's just a wasteful, reckless, unnecessary, ozone-destroying exercise Last Sunday, they ran the Coca-Cola 600 and the Indianapolis 500. That's about 1,100 unnecessary miles of tire treads wearing thin. My friends, auto racing is a road to nowhere. Ten years into a new millennium, it's time to put the exhaust pipes into an antique shop. It's time we engage in a new age of enlightenment, recognize auto racing as obsolete and end the around-the-oval madness. At the risk of being tossed out of the sports fraternity -- Who am I kidding? I was tossed out years ago; why do you...
  • Notice to tree huggers

    05/23/2010 10:39:00 AM PDT · by cweese · 35 replies · 1,469+ views
    email | May 23, 2010 | email (unknown)
    For all of you out there in America and across the globe who have fought so hard to tackle the hideous enemy of our planet, namely carbon emissions, that bogus god you worship named "Climate Change" or "Global Warming", there is some really bad news that will be very painful for you to process. But it is my duty to pass it on to you anyway. Are you sitting down? Okay, here's the bombshell. The current volcanic eruption going on in Iceland, since it first started spewing volcanic ash in March, has, to this point, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you...
  • Merging the EPA With Churches?

    05/19/2010 2:42:22 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 7 replies · 359+ views ^ | May 18, 2010 - 22:35 ET | Glenn Beck
    If I had told you five years ago that this government would bypass the Congress — and thus you — and go through the EPA to get climate change done, by having them declare that when you exhale you poison the air, you wouldn't have believed it. And, if I had added that the government is going to merge with churches under Democrats, you'd have said I was stark raving insane. That's is why I told you this, a couple of months ago: (BEGIN AUDIO CLIP) GLENN BECK RADIO PROGRAM: I beg you, look for the words 'social justice' or...
  • The UN Plan For Human Settlements (Obama Plan)

    05/15/2010 7:56:54 PM PDT · by bronxville · 71 replies · 1,030+ views
    Berit Kjos ^ | ,June 1996 | Berit Kjos
    Bicycles instead of cars? Dense apartment clusters instead of single homes? Community rituals instead of churches? "Human rights" instead of religious freedom? The UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) which met June 3-14 [1996]in Istanbul, painted an alarming picture of the 21st century community. The American ways-free speech, individualism, travel, and Christianity-are out. A new set of economic, environmental, and social guidelines are in. Citizenship, democracy, and education have been redefined. Handpicked civil leaders will implement UN "laws", bypassing state and national representatives to work directly with the UN. And politically correct "tolerance"-meaning "the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism"...
  • EDITORIAL: Chumps at the pump--Liberals maneuver to raise your gas prices

    05/11/2010 5:47:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies · 667+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2010 | Editorial
    We all remember how painful it was when gasoline prices surged past four bucks a gallon a couple years ago. The price is now around $3 a gallon. That steep sum will seem like chump change if global-warming alarmists in Congress have their way. Long-anticipated climate-change legislation is scheduled to be unveiled in the Senate today. The ostensible purpose is to clean the air by cutting carbon emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. If the bill becomes law, though, consumers will get smoked as they are forced to pay more for a fill-up. Backers of this measure are...
  • Elena Kagan: Gas Guzzler And Tree Hugger?

    05/10/2010 4:27:06 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 7 replies · 630+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 5/10/2010 | Ed Carson
    Elena Kagan has an extremely sparse paper trail for a Supreme Court nominee, even by recent standards. She reputedly has signaled sympathy to environmental laws and regulation. But with so little to go on, her personal actions offer obscure and conflicting clues. On the one hand, she has a history of needlessly inflating her carbon footprint:
  • Turtle Advocates Urge Halt to Shrimping

    04/27/2010 12:32:45 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 12 replies · 450+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 4/26/10 | Harvey Rice
    • Turtle advocates urge halt to shrimping By HARVEY RICE HOUSTON CHRONICLE April 26, 2010, 9:56PM Share Print Share Del.icio.usDiggTwitterYahoo! BuzzFacebookStumbleUponGALVESTON — A group devoted to saving endangered sea turtles Monday asked state and federal officials to halt all shrimp trawling on the upper Texas Gulf Coast because a large number of dead Kemp's ridley turtles washed ashore this month. Carol Allen, the Sea Turtle Restoration Project's Gulf Coast director, told the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that shrimp trawlers were responsible for the deaths of more than 20 Kemp's ridley turtles on...
  • Katherine Kersten: Sustainability: The latest indoctrination

    04/24/2010 8:10:56 PM PDT · by rhema · 18 replies · 666+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 4/24/10 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    The global-warming crusade has suffered a devastating blow in recent months. Its credibility has plummeted with each new headline about its gatekeepers' scientific shenanigans. But the scandal hasn't stopped the environmental avant-garde from moving on to an even more ambitious agenda. On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the quest to "save the Earth" is morphing into the hot new cause of "sustainability." We're in the midst of the United Nations' "Decade of Education for Sustainable Development." Across the Atlantic, the European Union trumpets its "sustainable development strategy." Here at home, American colleges and universities are scrambling to climb on...
  • British Court Deifies Gaia for Earth Day

    04/22/2010 11:36:05 AM PDT · by Ed Hudgins · 8 replies · 255+ views
    It’s appropriate that for Earth Day a British court has essentially confirmed Gaia’s status as a goddess who is worshiped by eco-acolyte. What so many have observed—that beliefs about the environment have morphed into a new cult—is now being openly acknowledged by its members. And like all cults, this one rots human brains and endangers the human species. First, the case: Tim Nicholson was an environmental sustainability expert working for Grainger, the UK’s largest residential landlord. He was fired, he maintained, because of his views on global warming and a list of environmental issues about which he harangued his bosses....
  • Congressman Seeks to Expand EPA's Control of Water

    04/23/2010 8:55:11 AM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 63 replies · 1,210+ views ^ | 4/22/10 | Brian Wilson
    A Democratic congressman is seeking to strip the word "navigable" from the 1972 Clean Water Act to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to surpass the limits imposed by a 2001 Supreme Court ruling on the kinds of waterways the agency can regulate. A Democratic congressman is seeking to strip the word "navigable" from the 1972 Clean Water Act to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to surpass the limits imposed by a 2001 Supreme Court ruling on the kinds of waterways the agency can regulate.
  • Christian Theologian on Earth Day: ‘Climate Change Is the Totalitarian’s Dream Come True’

    04/23/2010 9:43:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 295+ views
    cns news ^ | 4/23/10 | Penny Starr
    ( – For E. Calvin Beisner and his colleagues at the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation (CASC), every day is Earth Day because Christians are called by God to be good stewards of the planet and its inhabitants. Beisner believes that it is not carbon emissions but global warming activism and international climate treaties that are a threat to the nation’s future and the world’s poorest populations.
  • Clean energy jobs can be shipped overseas; here’s what to do about it

    04/21/2010 5:23:03 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies · 254+ views
    Grist ^ | 21 April 2010 | Jesse Jenkins
    Politicians talking about clean energy jobs like to claim "they can't be shipped overseas." From President Obama's State of the Union to Rep. Ed Markey stumping for the climate bill he co-authored with Rep. Henry Waxman, the promise of new "green jobs that pay well and can't be outsourced" is an all too common refrain. The only problem with it is that it's wrong on its face. America is already exporting clean energy jobs -- or seeing them created abroad in the first place. After pioneering wind and solar power, electric cars, and nuclear plants, America turned its back on...
  • Enviro group hopes to unseat Rep. Michele Bachmann

    04/14/2010 6:27:13 PM PDT · by pissant · 40 replies · 980+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/14/10 | Ben Geman
    The League of Conservation Voters announced Wednesday that it will work to defeat Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) this year. The group named Bachmann to its “Dirty Dozen” list of targets for the 2010 cycle, but with a twist – LCV said she won 60 percent in an online vote LCV hosted to select a “people’s choice” addition to the list. “Representative Bachmann’s landslide win as the ‘People’s Choice’ clearly shows voters are fed up with her over-the-top, anti-science rhetoric in which she continually parrots the talking points of Big Oil and other corporate polluters,” said Tony Massaro, LCV’s senior vice...