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  • Was Margaret Thatcher the first climate sceptic? Margaret Thatcher was the first leader to warn...

    01/08/2012 8:59:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12 Jun 2010 | Christopher Booker
    Margaret Thatcher was the first leader to warn of global warming - but also the first to see the flaws in the climate change orthodoxy A persistent claim made by believers in man-made global warming – they were at it again last week – is that no politician was more influential in launching the worldwide alarm over climate change than Margaret Thatcher. David Cameron, so the argument runs, is simply following in her footsteps by committing the Tory party to its present belief in the dangers of global warming, and thus showing himself in this respect, if few others, to...
  • Ann Coulter vs. Huckabee (video)

    10/14/2010 7:03:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/13/2010 | Annie 'Get Your Gun' Coulter
    This is a video of Ann Coulter on the Huckabee show. Ann correctly identifies the Huckster as a "Christian liberal" and takes him to task on his pro-illegal immigration stances. I would like to see the rest of the exchange.
  • Earth Day: An Assault on Man

    04/22/2010 3:26:47 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 483+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2010 | Brian Sussman
    In recent weeks while addressing Tea Party rallies here on the left coast, I ask the assembled patriots what appears to be an odd question: "Would all those from the former Soviet Union please raise your hands?" A notable number of hands are always raised -- the San Francisco Bay Area is home to a diverse population. I then ask another curious question: "What does April 22 signify to you?" Without exception, someone will shout with great displeasure, "Lenin's birth date!" The crowd clearly sees that I'm on to something. I next ask the former Soviets, "And as a young...
  • Major questions over business deals of UN climate change guru Dr Rajendra Pachauri

    12/20/2009 4:14:11 PM PST · by ricks_place · 21 replies · 1,221+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12/20/2009 | Christopher Booker and Richard North
    The head of the UN's climate change panel - Dr Rajendra Pachauri - is accused of making a fortune from his links with 'carbon trading' companies, Christopher Booker and Richard North write. No one in the world exercised more influence on the events leading up to the Copenhagen conference on global warming than Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and mastermind of its latest report in 2007. Although Dr Pachauri is often presented as a scientist (he was even once described by the BBC as “the world’s top climate scientist”), as a former...
  • F-16 pilot's family confirms his death in Utah

    06/23/2009 2:55:49 PM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 6 replies · 683+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 06/23/2009 | Steve Gehrke
    An F-16 pilot missing after his jet crashed overnight during training at Hill Air Force Base was killed, according to a friend of the pilot's family in Candler, N.C. Hill officials would not release the pilot's name or confirm his death, but Bill Jamison confirmed that Capt. George Bryan Houghton, 28, of Candler, was killed during a nighttime exercise over the Utah Test and Training Range in the massive, rugged and remote west desert around 10:25 p.m. Monday. Col. Scott Dennis, commander of the 388th Fighter Wing, said the pilot's body was recovered near Wendover after a seven-hour search. Houghton,...
  • Military Jet Crashes in Utah, Pilot Lost

    06/23/2009 8:52:58 AM PDT · by hugorand · 26 replies · 1,168+ views
    TOOELE, Utah — Military officials are trying to locate the pilot of an F-16 that crashed at the Utah Test and Training Range west of Salt Lake City. Base's 388th Fighter Wing, crashed late Monday night while on a routine training mission.
  • Beware of the Green Inquisition

    07/20/2008 6:15:28 PM PDT · by Delacon · 19 replies · 235+ views
    The Economic Times ^ | 21 Jul, 2008 | Bjorn Lomborg
    WHEN it comes to global warming, extreme scare stories abound. Al Gore, for example, famously claimed that a whopping six metres (20 feet) of sea-level rise would flood major cities around the world. Gore’s scientific advisor, Jim Hansen from NASA, has even topped his protégé. Hansen suggests that there will eventually be sea-level rises of 24 metres (80 feet), with a six-metre rise happening just this century. Little wonder that fellow environmentalist Bill McKibben states that “we are engaging in a reckless drive — by drowning of much of the rest of the planet and much of the rest of...
  • Channel 4 to be censured over controversial climate film

    07/19/2008 6:59:23 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 15 replies · 604+ views
    The Guardian ^ | July 19, 2008 | Owen Gibson,
    -- snip -- Complaints about privacy and fairness from the government's former chief scientist, Sir David King, and the Nobel peace prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will be upheld on almost all counts, the Guardian has learned. But it is understood that Channel 4 will still claim victory because the ultimate verdict on a separate complaint about accuracy, which contained 131 specific points and ran to 270 pages, will find that it did not breach the regulator's broadcasting code and did not materially mislead viewers...
  • Gore’s activism not as welcome when gas costs 4 bucks

    07/16/2008 1:37:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 2,348+ views
    Gore’s activism not as welcome when gas costs 4 bucks By Alexander Bolton Posted: 07/16/08 04:33 PM [ET] Gore’s activism not as welcome when gas costs 4 bucks By Alexander Bolton Al Gore hopes to put global warming back at the top of Washington’s agenda Thursday, but some Democrats in Congress are questioning his timing when they are getting pummeled by Republicans over record gas prices. Gore hopes to deliver a major speech on the environment at Constitution Hall in Washington Thursday that will “press the reset button on how people are looking at the energy crisis and the climate...
  • WIKIPROPAGANDA ON GLOBAL WARMING/Wikipedia offers an Al Gore-style consensus forged by censorship

    07/14/2008 9:57:46 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 14 replies · 974+ views ^ | July 14, 2008
    Ever wonder how Al Gore, the United Nations, and the media continue to get away with their claim of a "scientific consensus" confirming their doomsday view of global warming? Look no further than Wikipedia for a stunning example of how the global-warming propaganda machine works, says Lawrence Solomon, executive director of Energy Probe and author of "The Deniers." In theory, Wikipedia is a "people's encyclopedia" written and edited by the people who read it; so on controversial topics, one might expect to see a broad range of opinion. But on global warming, Wikipedia offers consensus, Gore-style -- a consensus forged...
  • National Geographic Finds Opportunity to Conflate Intelligent Design with Creationism

    07/11/2008 7:21:18 AM PDT · by Soliton · 31 replies · 1,401+ views
    In the past, I have observed that the newsmedia and scientific establishment commonly promote the Darwinist bias against intelligent design (ID), where the media "carefully selects the sources of information it will broadcast to the public on this issue." (To see how various groups in the establishment serve as checkpoints to prevent scientific information that challenges neo-Darwinism from reaching the public, observe the diagram at left.) National Geographic (NG) is doing its job as a media checkpoint, promoting biased information to the public on ID.
  • Global Warming and Nature's Thermostat

    07/01/2008 3:45:11 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 5 replies · 180+ views ^ | June 28, 2008 | Roy W. Spencer
    We live in an invisible atmospheric sea of water vapor, Earth's primary greenhouse gas. Our atmosphere could hold much more water vapor than it does, which would then lead to a much warmer Earth -- but it doesn't. So, why is the greenhouse effect limited to its current value? We don't know; scientists simply "assume" that it magically stays that way. Current computerized climate models that predict large amounts of global warming only do so after making very crude assumptions about why the Earth's natural greenhouse effect is limited to its present average value. In the following article I will...
  • An article giving strong evidence of global warming (from 1948)

    06/30/2008 5:10:11 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 5 replies · 123+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/30/2008 | Moneyrunner
    The useful conclusions from this have nothing to do with the correctness of this paper’s data, reasoning, or conclusions. (1) Anthropological global warming (AGW, caused by us) is more difficult to prove than global warming The data showed clear indications of global warming in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Hence the difficulty of demonstrating AGW as a substantial driver of current warming, since the natural warming trend was established before massive global industrialization. Proving causation requires more than showing a trend, since the trend was already there. This is a repeated fallacy of general media articles about global...
  • Mad David Hansen And The Enviromentally-Ill

    06/28/2008 5:20:06 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 11 replies · 102+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 06/28/2008 | JoeClarke.Net
    I cannot diagnose James Hansen as being "mad" according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association, but he has been one mad, or angry, dude in his dislike for human beings and their welfare. Dr. Hansen, chief of NASA's Goddard Institute For Space Studies, may have been traumatized early in life as the son of a bar tender living on a tenant farm. Hansen may still be angry that his boy, John Kerry, did lose a presidential campaign. Possibly, because NASA's space programs have suffered some failures and have become irrelevant, Dr....
  • Put oil firm chiefs on trial, says leading climate change scientist

    06/22/2008 7:07:11 PM PDT · by redrunner · 90 replies · 301+ views
    The Guardian ^ | June 23, 2008 | Ed Pilkington
    James Hansen, one of the world's leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming in the same way that tobacco companies blurred the links between smoking and cancer. Hansen will use the symbolically charged 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking speech to the US Congress - in which he was among the first to sound the alarm over the reality of global warming - to argue that radical steps need to be taken...
  • Meteorologist Says Money Behind Warming Alarmism 'Can Corrupt Anybody'

    06/17/2008 8:32:46 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 27 replies · 80+ views ^ | June 17, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    A year and a half ago, James Spann questioned the money and the so-called scientific consensus pushing the idea that mankind is causing global warming. Today, he says it’s losing steam. Two imminent surveys of meteorologists may further complicate the climate debate. Spann, a broadcast meteorologist for ABC 33/40, an affiliate in Birmingham, Ala., downplayed the future of the global warming movement in a June 13 appearance. He was interviewed by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council for its Washington Watch Weekly broadcast. Spann told Perkins: “[Y]ou know, there was some great power in that movement back in January...
  • Pro-life Romney advisor turned Obama fan gets an audience with the Messiah

    06/16/2008 5:52:23 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies · 213+ views
    Hot air ^ | 6/16/08 | Allahpundit
    I know, the Doug Kmiec posts are getting redundant, but he fascinates me as the clearest example among the Obamicans of someone who’s personally captivated by Obama (“Lightworker!”) but intellectually unable to justify voting for him on that basis. The solution: Self-persuasion through argumentation that the most liberal member of the senate is somehow the more responsible choice this year for a conscientious pro-life voter. Read his latest essay and tell me if you don’t have the distinct sense that he’s trying to convince himself of what he’s saying more so than the reader. Here’s my favorite part, which builds...
  • Global Temperature Highlights for May (global warming)

    The National Climatic Data Center just released their global temperature data for May and also for meteorological spring/fall (March, April, May). Here is a summary.....
  • Climate chaos is inevitable - We can only avert oblivion

    06/12/2008 6:34:42 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 27 replies · 112+ views
    The Guardian ^ | June 12th, 2008 | Mark Lynas
    Sometimes we need to think the unthinkable, particularly when dealing with a problem as dangerous as climate change - there is no room for dogma when considering the future habitability of our planet. It was in this spirit that I and a panel of other specialists in climate, economics and policy-making met under the aegis of the Stockholm Network thinktank to map out future scenarios for how international policy might evolve - and what the eventual impact might be on the earth's climate. We came up with three alternative visions of the future, and asked experts at the Met Office...
  • Carbon zombies attack economy

    06/12/2008 2:24:45 AM PDT · by Clive · 26 replies · 177+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2008-06-12 | Lorrie Goldstein
    Somewhere on the road to Kyoto, Canada turned into the land of the carbon zombies. Like the walking undead, blood-sucking politicians of all stripes are howling at each other over discredited ways to reduce carbon emissions that other countries, having tried to implement, are running away from in terror. In Europe, politicians who boasted they were leading the fight to save Gaia from global warming are now fleeing before enraged mobs of citizens, furious their governments' plans to "save the planet" have turned out to be nothing more than skyrocketing taxes and energy prices. That, plus a "cap-and-trade" carbon market...
  • Is global warming support cooling?

    06/12/2008 2:27:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies · 123+ views
    Ely Times ^ | 6/11/2008 | Kent Harper
    Is the earth warming? Is human activity the cause? Is there anything we can do about it? While many believe there is a consensus in the scientific community that humans are causing the earth to heat and that serious action must be taken immediately, that's not what most Americans believe, according to a Pew Poll taken May 8. The poll did find that 71 percent of Americans say there is solid evidence that the earth is warming. But only 47 percent said they believed the earth was warming because of human activities, such as burning fossil fuels. That clear majority...
  • Climate Models get a Boost from the Wind (global warming)

    Climate scientists Robert Allen and Steven Sherwood from Yale Universitry have used a new technique to show temperatures changes in the upper troposphere (7.5-10 miles up) since 1970 are clearly in sync with most of the climate change models in showing a general warming of 0.65 degrees celsius per decade. Over the past two decades, temperature data directly gathered by satellites and balloons had showed little or no increase in upper troposheric temperature during that period, but researchers suspected these discontinuities with the model projections were due to unknown changes in instrumentation and data processing. By tracking radiosondes attached to...
  • 'Grantsmanship' Distorts Global Warming Science

    05/20/2008 10:54:10 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 18 replies · 172+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 21, 2008 | Jerome J. Schmitt
    Almost every day another species of plant or animal is "discovered" to be threatened by global warming. I read a new report concerning moose in Scandinavia that are unexpectedly "threatened" despite what researchers admit is a growing population. Penguins are in danger from loss of Antarctic ice even though the Antarctic ice-cap is known to be growing with colder temperatures recorded in the southern hemisphere in recent years according to NASA. Fortunately for these species -- which hitherto managed to survive and thrive on their own for hundreds of thousands or millions of years -- intrepid 21st Century researchers have...
  • The church of green

    05/20/2008 12:28:49 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 7 replies · 95+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 20, 2008 | Jonah Goldberg
    Iadmit it: I'm no environmentalist. But I like to think I'm something of a conservationist. No doubt for millions of Americans this is a distinction without a difference, as the two words are usually used interchangeably. But they're different things, and the country would be better off if we sharpened the distinctions between both word and concept. At its core, environmentalism is a kind of nature worship. It's a holistic ideology, shot through with religious sentiment. "If you look carefully," author Michael Crichton famously observed, "you see that environmentalism is in fact a perfect 21st century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian...
  • Climate change 'may put world at war'

    04/23/2008 6:03:36 AM PDT · by Puppage · 58 replies · 57+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 04/23/08 | Puppage
    Climate change could cause global conflicts as large as the two world wars but lasting for centuries unless the problem is controlled, a leading defence think tank has warned. The Royal United Services Institute said a tenfold increase in research spending, comparable to the amount spent on the Apollo space programme, will be needed if the world is to avoid the worst effects of changing temperatures. However the group said the world's response to the threats posed by climate change, such as rising sea levels and migration, had so far been "slow and inadequate," because nations had failed to prepare...
  • Cracks in the core of sustainability

    04/16/2008 6:41:56 AM PDT · by cartan · 7 replies · 111+ views
    Financial Post ^ | 2008-04-15 | Peter Foster
    Is the non-principle of “sustainability” about to collapse under the weight of its own mushy contradictions? News this week from the seemingly unrelated areas of biofuels and health policy provide some hope. Sustainability has been smuggled into the policy lexicon as an Orwellian dumber-down of debate. Who would promote unsustainability? It has become the weasel word and policy tic of our time. Corporate chieftains, politicians, consultants and public intellectuals all bow the knee before this founding concept of environmental Newspeak. Its origins as a subversive political principle lay in the United Nations’ Brundtland report, which coined “sustainable development” as a...
  • At Messiah, a question of faith (Obama: We are not (just) a Christian Nation...)

    04/15/2008 3:41:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies · 143+ views
    Cumberland (PA) Sentinel ^ | 4/14/2008 | Alex Roarty
    Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton took a momentary detour Sunday night from the campaign drumbeat of the economy and Iraq war to answer at times deeply personal questions about how faith influences their decision making and policy. The two candidates, who appeared separately at Messiah College in Grantham, responded to questions that ranged from abortion and abstinence education to whether they thought God wanted them to be president. The event was part of The Compassion Forum, an attempt to highlight sometimes overlooked issues in the religious community. The questions came from two moderators” Campbell Brown from CNN, which...
  • Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Thread - Monday 4/14/08

    04/14/2008 8:20:59 AM PDT · by TSchmereL · 402 replies · 160+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | April 14, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, with talent on loan from G-d, at the cutting-edge of societal evolution, with half his brain tied behind his back — just to make it fair, the all-knowing, all-caring, all-sensing, all-feeling,...
  • Climate change confirmed but global warming is cancelled

    04/09/2008 6:45:27 PM PDT · by Delacon · 38 replies · 111+ views
    National Business Review ^ | 4/7/2008 | Owen McShane
    Unlike so many of the hapless victims on TVOne's daily Crimewatch (also known as One Network News) I have recently been lucky enough to be in two right places at the right time. In December last year, at the UN conference in Bali, I heard Viscount Monckton present a paper prepared by himself, the Australian Dr David Evans and our own Dr Vincent Gray (who were at Bali, too) that showed while the IPCC models predict that greenhouse gases would produce an extensive "hot spot" in the upper troposphere over the tropics, the satellite measurements show no such hotspots have...
  • An Ecuadorean Environmental Ultimatum

    04/04/2008 8:01:26 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 7 replies · 81+ views
    Energy Tribune ^ | Mar. 28, 2008 | Randy Woods
    Environmentalists in Ecuador have a difficult decision to make: pay the government roughly $350 million a year for the next two decades, or see oil companies drill in the pristine heart of Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest. President Rafael Correa, who recently delivered the audacious ultimatum, wants to harness his country’s oil wealth to develop its foundering economy. Although it’s unclear what will eventually happen, Correa’s strategy will have a lasting impact in Latin America and the Caribbean. If the environmentalists give in and pay Ecuador, other countries could copy Ecuador’s strategy. And if the NGOs demur, countries will wonder why they...
  • UN Climate Panel in 'Panic Mode' as Earth Fails to Warm, Scientist says

    03/25/2008 9:55:30 AM PDT · by EPW Comm Team · 62 replies · 4,391+ views ^ | March 25, 2008 | Geologist Dr. Bob Carter
    Note: Below is by Paleoclimate scientist Dr. Bob Carter of Australia's James Cook University, who has published numerous peer-reviewed papers. Excerpt: UN climate body in panic mode as satellite temperatures turn down and a hard winter lashes both hemispheres [...] The IPCC’s 2007 final Summary for Policymakers shows that the climate alarmists are at last on the run. Their evidence for dangerous, human-caused global warming, always slim, now lies exposed in tatters for all to see. In contrast, the alternative, persuasive and non-alarmist view of climate change is well summarized in two recently issued and readily available documents. The first...
  • Lying for Jesus?

    03/24/2008 1:22:50 PM PDT · by steve-b · 11 replies · 466+ views
    The blogs are ringing with ridicule. Mark Mathis, duplicitous producer of the much hyped film Expelled, shot himself in the foot so spectacularly that the phrase might have been invented for him. Goals don't come more own than this. How is it possible that a man who makes his living from partisan propaganda could hand so stunning a propaganda coup to his opponents? Hand it to them on a plate, so ignominiously and so UNNECESSARILY. In writing this for, I have assumed that our readers will already be familiar with the facts of the case, from Pharyngula and the...
  • Will the sun cool us? -- The Deniers Part VII

    03/24/2008 11:17:56 AM PDT · by Delacon · 13 replies · 612+ views
    National Post ^ | February 02, 2007 | Lawrence Solomon
    Apology To Dr. Nigel WeissNigel Weiss, professor of astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, believes that the warming trend in Earth's climate is caused by greenhouse gases produced by human activity, and that the effect of a potential future reduction in solar activity would not reverse or cancel out that trend, but might have a small effect in mitigating it. He has held these views for several years. Incorrect information appeared in a column in the Financial Post on Feb. 2. The National Post withdraws any allegation that Dr. Weiss is a global warming "denier" and regrets the embarrassment...
  • The limits of predictability -- The Deniers Part VIII

    03/24/2008 11:27:38 AM PDT · by Delacon · 4 replies · 347+ views
    National Post ^ | February 02, 2007 | Lawrence Solomon
    When Frans Nieuwstadt, a distinguished Dutch meteorologist, engineer, editor and professor, died in 2005, his obituary recounted seminal events in his accomplished life. Among the experiences worthy of mention: Nieuwstadt had studied under the celebrated professor, Henk Tennekes, and along with other colleagues had been instrumental in convincing Tennekes to return to Europe in 1978 to become director of research at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute and later chairman of the august Scientific Advisory Committee of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts.Henk Tennekes, in ways both personal and professional, has touched an extraordinary number of lives in his own...
  • Earth a little more resilient than computer models

    03/23/2008 12:20:39 PM PDT · by Delacon · 103 replies · 1,565+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 23, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    The Australian reports a few inconvenient truths regarding global climate change that have yet to receive much attention from a media sold on global warming. Not only has the Earth cooled since its peak year in 1998, not only are oceans cooler than predicted, but new NASA data shows that the computer models that predicted runaway global warming were based on a fundamental error. Rather than having clouds and water vapor amplifying the warming effect of carbon in the atmosphere, it turns out that they compensate for it (via Memeorandum): Last Monday - on ABC Radio National, of all places...
  • Lastest Equations Show Basic Greenhouse Equations "Totally Wrong"

    03/09/2008 8:44:26 PM PDT · by Crush T Velour · 34 replies · 2,263+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | March 6, 2008 | Michael Asher
    New derivation of equations governing the greenhouse effect reveals "runaway warming" impossible Miklós Zágoni isn't just a physicist and environmental researcher. He is also a global warming activist and Hungary's most outspoken supporter of the Kyoto Protocol. Or was. That was until he learned the details of a new theory of the greenhouse effect, one that not only gave far more accurate climate predictions here on Earth, but Mars too. The theory was developed by another Hungarian scientist, Ferenc Miskolczi, an atmospheric physicist with 30 years of experience and a former researcher with NASA's Langley Research Center. After studying it,...
  • Mars atmosphere - 95% Carbon

    03/08/2008 12:09:05 PM PST · by Exton1 · 72 replies · 5,587+ views
    Encyclopedia of Science ^ | 2006 | Encyclopedia of Science
    If CO2 is such a powerful greenhouse gas, why has Mars, with an atmosphere of 95% CO2 not warmed any more than earth, with it's .3% CO2? With the Martian polar ice caps melting, that should pump even more CO2 into the atmosphere, resulting in even more warming. That it's not happening says to me that CO2 ain't all it's cracked up to be as a global greenhouse gas. Without energy from the sun, the temperature of earth would be a few degrees north of absolute zero, so to say the sun has no influence over global warming is absurd....
  • Report #2 from the Global Warming Conference in New York City

    03/04/2008 1:39:17 PM PST · by Delacon · 42 replies · 396+ views
    The Heartland Institute ^ | March 3, 2008 | Joseph L. Bast
    The first full day of the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change, hosted by The Heartland Institute and more than 50 cosponsors, was by all accounts an extraordinary success, from the packed breakfast and lunch plenary sessions to the rapt attention given to panelists during the 20 concurrent sessions addressing nearly every aspect of paleoclimatology, climatology, and the economics and politics of climate change. It became clear this was no ordinary conference on climate change from the opening presentations by Dr. Robert Balling, professor of climatology at Arizona State University, and Dr. Ross McKitrick, associate professor of economics at the...
  • Report #1 from the Global Warming Conference in New York City

    03/04/2008 1:19:39 PM PST · by Delacon · 12 replies · 238+ views
    Heartland Institute ^ | March 3, 2008 | Joseph Bast
    The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change, hosted by The Heartland Institute and more than 50 cosponsors, got off to a fast and successful start with a capacity crowd at the opening dinner, featuring opening remarks by Heartland President Joseph Bast, comedian Tim Slagle, and climatologist Patrick Michaels.Registration for the event exceeded 550, well beyond the 300-400 we hoped for. The room for the opening dinner was packed with guests from at least 11 countries, including Australia, Canada England, France, New Zealand, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, and Sweden. Hon. Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, was a distinguished guest....
  • Bloomberg Compares Threat of Global Warming to Terrorism

    02/12/2008 1:13:28 PM PST · by squidly · 58 replies · 1,972+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 2/12/08 | Benny Avni
    Mayor Compares Threat of Global Warming to Terrorism By BENNY AVNI Staff Reporter of the Sun February 12, 2008 UNITED NATIONS — While he acknowledged that scientists are unable to predict its consequences, Mayor Bloomberg yesterday compared the scourge of global warming to the threat of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Although it is a "long-term" fight, he said, reducing gas emissions may save the life of "everybody" on the planet, the same way that fighting terrorism and its proliferation saves lives in shorter terms. Addressing a U.N. climate change conference, the mayor also announced a...
  • My pal the psychopath

    01/25/2006 9:04:23 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1,401+ views
    The Sun ^ | January 25, 2006 | JAMES CLENCH
    CELEB Big Brother prat George Galloway is today exposed in his revolting true colours — fawning before Saddam Hussein’s murderous son Uday. An astonishing video shown in part on the Sun TV Bulletin depicts Galloway, 51, laughing and joking with the evil psychopath during a 20-minute meeting in an Iraqi palace. The Respect party MP, who Sun readers can boot off the Channel 4 show tonight, has sickened viewers with his antics in the BB house. Galloway’s crawling around the tyrannical old Iraqi regime was even more disgusting. He famously met dictator Saddam in 1994 and told him: “Sir, allow...
  • Galloway evicted from Big Brother house

    01/25/2006 7:56:55 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 850+ views
    Guardian Newspapers ^ | January 25, 2006 | Hélčne Mulholland
    George Galloway tonight became the fourth person to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house as he admitted he had failed in his aims during almost two weeks of reality TV. The Respect MP attracted 64.7% of the public vote after being nominated alongside fake celebrity Chantelle Houghton and US basketball star Dennis Rodman. As he emerged from the house, a smiling Mr Galloway was met with boos and cheers from the crowd who gathered for tonight's double eviction.
  • Veterans Park to get cannon

    01/16/2006 3:53:36 PM PST · by proud_yank · 42 replies · 457+ views
    Daily Mining Gazette ^ | Jan 14, 2005 | Jane Nordberg
    HOUGHTON - The city of Hancock may want to put additional dollars aside as a defense budget against rival neighbor Houghton. The Houghton City Council approved a resolution Wednesday to pursue funding for the purchase of two M101 Howitzer cannon to be placed at Veterans' Park. "We'll point them at Hancock," quipped Mayor Tom Merz. City Manager Scott MacInnes said a subcommittee comprised of city representatives and members of the Copper Country Veterans' Association, the group working on improvements to the park, desired to showcase the pieces as display items in the park located just north of the Portage Lake...
  • One thing that's still right about college football: Michigan Tech (100% Graduation, avoids cut)

    11/11/2004 4:32:15 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 8 replies · 732+ views
    ap ^ | 11-11-04 | Jim Litke
    One thing that's still right about college football: Michigan Tech 11/11/2004, 6:58 p.m. ET By JIM LITKE The Associated Press (AP) — There isn't enough room on a page to catalog everything that's gone wrong with big-time college football. But two words are enough to describe everything that's still right about the game at the lower levels: Michigan Tech. The small engineering school seeded No. 1 as the NCAA Division II playoffs begin this weekend is stocked with athletes who really are students. Founded in 1920, the program boasts a 100 percent graduation rate and the current team's grade-point average...
  • List of Republicans voting against Marriage amendment

    09/30/2004 5:25:26 PM PDT · by wdkeller · 23 replies · 1,451+ views
    9/23/04 | Me
    In case you haven't heard, the Marriage amendment got shot down in the house:,2933,134134,00.htmlHere's the Republicans voting Nay: Bass Biggert Bono Castle Cox Dreier Foley Frelinghuysen Gerlach Gibbons Gilchrest Greenwood Hobson Hostettler Houghton Johnson (CT) Kirk Knollenberg Kolbe Leach McInnis Ose Paul Pryce (OH) Sanders Shays Simmons Here's the republicans not voting: Boehlert Cannon Diaz-Balart, L. Diaz-Balart, M. Dunn Hunter Nethercutt Ros-Lehtinen Tauzin Be sure to contact these people & show your appreciation. Here's the list of Dems voting FOR: Berry Bishop (GA) Boucher Boyd Carson (OK) Chandler Cooper Costello Cramer Davis (AL) Davis (TN) Edwards Etheridge Ford Gordon...
  • Primary Race Sucks Air From N.Y.'s 29th District Race (RINOs vs Club for Growth)

    07/06/2004 7:59:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies · 564+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/6/04 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    WASHINGTON — A storm is brewing in the 29th Congressional District in New York, a region that has generally enjoyed political calm for 18 years under the stewardship of Republican Rep. Amo Houghton, who is retiring this year at the age of 78. While Republican state Sen. John "Randy" Kuhl has been called the "heir apparent" to the Houghton seat, Monroe County Legislator Mark Assini has emerged as a thorn in his side, and considering that the primary isn’t until September, forecasters predict a long, hot summer in this southwest region of upstate New York. "Right now, the primary is...
  • NEVER VOTE FOR THESE REPUBLICANS AGAIN (Repost from 1999 - Guess who made the list?)

    04/24/2004 1:34:29 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 108 replies · 1,252+ views
    NEVER VOTE FOR THESE REPUBLICANS: THE UPDATED STORY When I first started lurking on FreeRepublic in late ‘98/early ’99 during the Clinton impeachment, one of the big threads was a piece from Freeper “Dead” entitled “NEVER VOTE FOR THESE REPUBLICANS”. It listed the names and titles of the Republicans in Congress who had given Clinton a free pass on every charge during impeachment. I was inspired to join FR because I too felt the rage over those Republicans who were more concerned about tearing down their own party than doing their duty to hold Clinton accountable. And I also...
  • (RINO) Houghton in tougher territory (out of Ithaca, into Rochester)

    12/22/2002 5:45:58 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies · 292+ views
    Democrat and Chronicle ^ | (December 22, 2002) | Joseph Spector
    <p>When the state began redistricting congressional seats a year ago, Rep. Amo Houghton was worried that his Southern Tier district could disappear.</p> <p>So the wealthy and influential Corning Republican did whatever he could to preserve the constituency he has served for 16 years. Ultimately, he got most of what he wanted.</p>
  • With fighting chance, (RINO) Houghton willing to run again

    05/10/2002 6:15:52 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies · 149+ views
    Gannett News Service ^ | Friday, May 10, 2002 | By JOHN MACHACEK
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Rep. Amo Houghton, R-31st District, who has waged a nearly two-year battle to save his seat from being axed by redistricting, says he won't back away from seeking re-election if matched against another incumbent in a district where he has a chance of winning.</p>