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  • Slogging forward on climate change

    04/16/2014 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2014 | By Scot Lehigh
    THE WORLD now has a rough deadline for action on climate change. Nations need to take aggressive action in the next 15 years to cut carbon emissions, in order to forestall the worst effects of global warming, says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Expect a certain part of our political class to insist that man-made climate change is not consensus science, and that until it is, nothing should be done. The problem there is obvious: By the time all the skeptics are persuaded, it will be too late for an effective response. In that regard, climate change poses a...
  • Call climate change what it is: violence

    04/09/2014 4:22:32 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 46 replies
    If you're poor, the only way you're likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car. But if you're tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every...
  • 12 Signs That Something Big Is Happening To The Earth’s Crust Under North And South America

    03/30/2014 6:07:39 PM PDT · by blam · 80 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 3-30-2014 | Michael Snyder
    12 Signs That Something Big Is Happening To The Earth’s Crust Under North And South America By Michael Snyder on March 30th, 2014 Why are fault lines and volcanoes all over North and South America suddenly waking up? Are we moving into a time when major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions will become much more common? For the past several decades, we have been extremely fortunate to have experienced a period of extremely low seismic activity along the west coast of the United States. You see, the west coast lies right along the infamous Ring of Fire. Approximately 75 percent of...
  • To Frack or Not to Frack, That is the Question

    03/23/2014 11:15:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Five years ago almost no one knew the term – Fracking. Today it is one of the hottest topics in America and has become one of our hottest political footballs. The question is whether the fracking process harms underground water. It depends on who you ask. Josh Fox received money from HBO to make a movie called Gasland. The documentary reached great heights as it was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary based on a small theatrical release. Josh Fox, a little known theater director, became a darling of the anti-fracking movement. The highlight of his film was...
  • Did 'fracking' play role in L.A. earthquake? Councilmen want to know

    03/19/2014 12:36:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/19/2014 | Emily Alpert Reyes
    Three Los Angeles City Council members want city, state and federal groups to look into whether hydraulic fracturing and other forms of oil and gas “well stimulation” played any role in the earthquake that rattled the city early Monday morning. The motion, presented Tuesday by Councilmen Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin and seconded by Councilman Bernard Parks, asks for city departments to team up with the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, the U.S. Geological Survey and the South Coast Air Quality Management District to report back on the likelihood that such activities contributed to the 4.4-magnitude quake....
  • Frozen lambasted as pro-gay propaganda by Christian pastor

    03/12/2014 4:39:31 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 77 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 12 March 2014 17.17 GMT | Andrew Pulver
    Frozen, the Oscar-winning Disney cartoon adapted from Hans Christian Andersen, is a vehicle for pro-gay propaganda as well a promoting bestiality, according to a Christian radio show in Colorado. Pastor Kevin Swanson of the Reformation Church, who hosts Generations Radio, denounced the film as "very evil", and that Disney was "one of the most pro-homosexual organisations in the country". Swanson said: "You wonder sometimes if maybe there's something very evil happening here ... I wonder if people are thinking: 'You know I think this cute little movie is going to indoctrinate my 5-year-old to be a lesbian or treat homosexuality...
  • The Great Emancipator vs. the Green Menace

    03/11/2014 5:46:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/11/2014 | Deborah B. Sloan
    Aerospace engineering is a challenging major under the best of circumstances. Over 100 people were in my freshman class, but only 15 graduated. The crux of that climb at my alma mater was the so-called “slaughterhouse” semester: the fall of senior year, wherein one had to take 5 technically challenging and labor intensive classes in order to graduate that spring: Aerodynamics Lab, Vibrations, Space Vehicle Dynamics, Propulsion, and Rocket Propulsion. To apply for grad school you had to write your essays, pay the application fees, apply for fellowships, collect letters of recommendation, etc. And self-supporting students like me also had...
  • How Climate Change Drove the Rise of Genghis Khan

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

    03/04/2014 4:32:29 PM PST · by bkopto · 54 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Mar 4, 2014 | staff
    Police say a transgender teen who said he was beaten and sexually assaulted in a California high school bathroom has recanted the story. Hercules police spokeswoman Detective Connie Van Putten says detectives interviewed the student Tuesday and determined nothing had happened to him. On Monday, the 15-year-old student reported he was attacked by three boys in a bathroom at a suburban San Francisco public school. The teen, who is biologically female but identifies as male, had told officers he was leaving a boy's bathroom late Monday morning at Hercules Middle/High School when the assailants...
  • Climate Alarmists Never Called Out For Spreading Fear

    02/25/2014 9:41:51 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Investors' Business Daily ^ | 2-25-14 | Editorial
    Climate: Al Gore was at it again over the weekend, scaring people unnecessarily about global warming. He, and others like him, should be held accountable for constantly trying to terrify the public. Will they ever be? Preaching Saturday in Kansas City, the former vice president and current hysteric in chief declared while prattling on about the California drought that "the Dust Bowl is coming back, quickly, unless we act." About that first Dust Bowl, the one in the 1930s: Was that also caused by man-made global warming, during a time when human carbon dioxide emissions were much lower? Or was...
  • Motherlode Part III ("[Michael]Mann deleted the later part of Briffa’s trees, because it didn’t...

    02/07/2014 9:41:07 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 6 replies
    Real Science ^ | 2/7/2014 | Steven Goddard
    As ugly as this was, it is worse than it seems. Briffa’s trees did match Hansen, 1981. The next graph overlays Briffa on Hansen, 1981 northern latitude temperatures. The match was almost perfect.
  • Elevating the Culture: Columbia U. Students Film Porn in Butler Library

    02/05/2014 12:29:38 AM PST · by Pharmer1 · 8 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | 2/5/2014 | Pharmer1
    Now that the elite girls are no longer enjoying normal sex, they're exploring empowerment through naked, group selfies. "Hysteria" is the word of the day as the leftie ladies of Columbia University and Bernard explore empowerment through exposition of their bodies and non-gasms on film, basted with raw egg. The culture is rarefied at Obama's alma mater. Learn what their fellow students thought at Columbia's Bwog. If you ate too much, and want to get rid of the food, more detail is available here.
  • Wikipedia is ‘very masculine,’ so feminists pledge to fix it

    02/04/2014 6:34:37 AM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 2, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Feminist groups at more than a dozen universities are planning to participate in another mass “edit Wikipedia day,” because the free, volunteer encyclopedia website is obviously horribly sexist. Sarah Stierch, a Wikipedia contributor and researcher for the Wikimedia Foundation, said the problem isn’t just that most Wikipedia user are male. The layout of the website is itself “very masculine,” she said. “It’s aesthetically very masculine in its design,” said Stierch in a statement to The Daily Dot, also noting that, “The average Wikipedia editor is a well-educated white male. Well-educated white males have been writing history and the story of...
  • Senate intelligence report takes GOP tirades about Benghazi head-on (Dems view, barf alert)

    01/28/2014 2:24:48 PM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 17, 2014 | David Ignatius
    Driving the Republican jihad was a claim, first reported in October 2012 by Fox News, that CIA personnel had wanted to respond more quickly to the Benghazi attack but were ordered to “stand down,” perhaps by political higher-ups. Although this claim was promptly rebutted by CIA officials, it was repeated by Fox News at least 85 times, according to a review by the liberal advocacy group Media Matters. This barrage fueled Republican charges that the Democrats were engaging in a coverup. The Senate intelligence report addressed this inflammatory charge head-on. “The committee explored claims that there was a ‘stand down’...
  • Dire signs from a warming world

    01/28/2014 8:23:56 AM PST · by CedarDave · 76 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 28, 2014 | Eugene Robinson
    Another insane cold wave — not the infamous “polar vortex ” but its evil twin — is bringing sub-zero and single-digit temperatures to much of the nation. And global warming may be even more extreme, and potentially more catastrophic, than climate scientists had feared. This is, of course, no contradiction. The rallying cry of the denialists — “It’s really cold outside, so global warming must be a crock!” — can be taken seriously only by those with a toddler’s limited conception of time and space. They forget that it’s winter, and apparently they don’t quite grasp that even when it’s...
  • Putin: Gay people will be safe at Olympics if they ‘leave kids alone’

    01/18/2014 1:41:55 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2014 | By Kathy Lally
    MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin said Friday that gay people have nothing to fear in Russia as long as they leave children alone. Putin met with a group of volunteers in the Olympic mountain venue at Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi on Friday to wish them success at the Games. During a question-and-answer session, a volunteer asked him about Russia’s attitudes toward gays, a subject that has provoked worldwide controversy, and Putin offered what was apparently meant to be a reassuring answer for visitors to the Olympics. “One can feel calm and at ease,” he said. “Just leave kids alone, please.”...
  • The Polar Vortex Returns Next Week [Vortex!]

    01/17/2014 11:00:00 PM PST · by zeestephen · 86 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 17 January 2014 | Connor Simpson
    Meteorologists are starting to see signs of an impending Polar Vortex sequel that could send the country plunging into a deep freeze.
  • Ugandan MPs Rush Through Draconian Laws Against Homosexuality [Why "Draconian"?]

    12/21/2013 10:33:51 AM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 21, 2013 | David Smith,
    Ugandan MPs Rush Through Draconian Laws Against Homosexuality Same-sex couples face life behind bars for touching amid jail threat for not reporting gay people to authorities David Smith, 20 December 2013 Gay rights activists have reacted angrily to the Ugandan parliament's abrupt decision to pass anti-homosexuality laws that would condemn same-sex couples to life in jail for mere touching, urging president Yoweri Museveni to veto them. The bill, rushed through by MPs on Friday, also bans the promotion of homosexuality and makes it a crime punishable by prison not to report gay people to the authorities or to conduct a...
  • Chris Matthews: You’re ‘Racist’ If You’re Against Raising the Minimum Wage

    12/20/2013 9:32:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 20, 2013 | Jeffrey Meyer
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews took a break from his nightly “Hardball” tirade to grace the set of Morning Joe to unload on the GOP for opposing extending unemployment benefits and increasing the minimum wage. Appearing on December 20, the “Hardball” host proclaimed that Republicans “don’t like these bums” and proceeded to call Republicans “these racists” for opposing liberal policies on unemployment benefits and raising the minimum wage Chris Matthews: You’re ‘Racist’ If You’re Against Raising The Minimum Wage Matthews began his Friday morning rant by proclaiming: There's a conflict on the right, hard right, nasty right. If you make fun of people for being unemployed or being...
  • Majority Rules on Climate Science?

    12/05/2013 12:19:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    Back in 2006, around the time Al Gore's global-warming documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," was released, I started a file labeled "What Climate Consensus?" Gore was insisting that "the debate among the scientists is over," and only an ignoramus or a lackey for the fossil-fuel industry could doubt that human beings were headed for a climate catastrophe of their own making. But it didn't take much sleuthing to discover that there was plenty of debate among scientists about the causes and consequences of global warming. Many experts were skeptical about the hyperbole of alarmists like Gore, and as I came across...
  • Mommy, the Drone’s Here! [Mo Dowd]

    12/04/2013 11:39:52 AM PST · by seanmerc · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3 Dec 13 | Maureen Dowd
    The novelty of flying cars never materialized. But flying novels are right around the corner. If you aren’t nervous enough reading about 3-D printers spitting out handguns or Google robots with Android phones, imagine the skies thick with crisscrossing tiny drones.
  • 2 People Hurt In Fort Worth Pit Bull Attack ( TX )

    12/04/2013 9:01:15 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | December 3, 2013
    A father and daughter were both injured during a dog attack in Fort Worth. The incident started just after midnight on Tuesday in the 3300 block of North Crump Street, located in the northern part of the city. The father and his two daughters were in the area looking for their own lost dog. According to an officer at the scene, the father heard a commotion coming from the side yard of a home. He then saw his dog being attacked by three pit bulls. He ran over to break up the dog fight. However, the pit bulls then turned...
  • Why experts blew the 2013 hurricane forecasts

    11/25/2013 12:55:16 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 25, 2013 | Ken Kaye
    <p>Why did all the experts get the hurricane season outlook so wrong?</p> <p>Twelve forecast teams predicted an average of 16 named storms, including eight hurricanes, four major. Yet this season, which ends Saturday, saw only 13 named storms, including two mediocre Category 1 hurricanes.</p>
  • Memo to Democratic Chicken Littles: The Sky Is Not Falling (Laff Riot!)

    11/15/2013 9:28:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | November 15, 2013 | Paul Waldman, contributing editor
    Yes, this is a politically difficult moment for President Obama. But everyone needs to chill out. Ah, now this is what politics is supposed to be like: Ruthless Republicans, gleeful at the prospect that they might increase the net total of human suffering. Timorous Democrats, panicking at the first hint of political difficulty and rushing to assemble a circular firing squad. And the news media bringing out the "Dems In Disarray!" headlines they keep in storage for just this purpose. The problems of the last couple weeks "could threaten Democratic priorities for years," says Ron Brownstein. It's just like Hurricane...
  • Meet the Newest Anti-Fracking Activist: Pope Francis

    11/14/2013 9:37:49 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 32 replies
    Foreign Policy Magazine ^ | November 13, 2013 | Katelyn Fossett
    Pope Francis has already become a favorite of progressives with his fairly open-minded statements on homosexuality and birth control. But that adoration may go into overdrive, now that the Pope has adopted a new role as an environmental crusader, too. On Monday, the Pope was photographed with environmental activists holding T-shirts with anti-fracking slogans. The photographs were taken after a meeting in the Vatican on Monday in which the Pope spoke with a group of Argentine environmental activists to discuss fracking and water contamination. He reportedly told the group he is preparing an encyclical -- a letter addressing a part...
  • Is the white-right in South Africa a threat?

    11/13/2013 9:06:59 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    AL JAZEERA ^ | Victoria Schneider | Victoria Schneider
    Pretoria, South Africa - It was a brazen plot to reinstall white rule in South Africa, and evict all people of colour from its borders. To trigger the overthrow of the African National Congress-led government, anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela would be assassinated by a roadside bomb when he visited a rural school to open it. In the chaos that ensued, the white supremacists would install military rule and expel some 40 million black South Africans to Zimbabwe, and another 1.2 million Indians to South Asia. As fate would have it, the 2002 plan to kill Mandela failed when he flew...
  • Republicans Deliberately Sabotaged the ACA Website, Hoping the Law Would Implode (She's series!)

    11/10/2013 11:38:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | November 1, 2013 | Sarah Jones
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)For weeks I’ve been wondering why no one is talking about how Republicans sabotaged the ACA rollout by refusing to implement state run marketplaces, and thus unexpectedly forcing all of that additional burden on to the federal website. It reminded me of Republicans denying security funding for Benghazi and then blaming Obama and Clinton for the lack of security in Benghazi. The media were oddly uninterested in that alarming fact. But today, Todd Purdum at Politico exposed how Republicans sabotaged the ACA rollout. One small part of their plan was the rejection of the state run exchanges. But also, Purdum...
  • IF ALL THE ICE MELTED

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

    11/05/2013 1:50:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Life News ^ | Susan Tyrrell
    “My rights have been taken away, and I want my constitutional rights restored.” Marni Evans and her fiancé John Lockhart give a startling interview to Texas Tribune, which you can watch below, in which they assert that the enforcement of the Texas pro-life law which requires doctors to have hospital admitting privileges in order to perform an abortion a violation of their rights as citizens. Marni explains in the video how they discovered they were pregnant and examined their position to have a baby: their income which wasn’t always steady, their ability to provide a loving home and committed family,...
  • MSNBC's Roberts: Republicans Want To Stop Women From Voting

    10/29/2013 11:13:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 171 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | October 29, 2013 | Jeffrey Meyer
    The liberal claim that Republicans are engaging in a perpetual “war on women” seems to have taken a new turn on MSNBC. No longer does the term “war on women” apply only to access to abortion but now encompasses voting rights as well. Appearing on MSNBC on October 29, liberal MSNBC host Thomas Roberts claimed that Republicans are trying to restrict a woman’s access to the ballot box. This comes one week after fill-in host Michael Eric Dyson made a similar complaint on The Ed Show. [See video after jump.]  MSNBC's Roberts: Republicans Want To Stop Women From Voting Speaking...
  • LA Times bans letters from climate skeptics

    10/18/2013 1:00:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | October 18, 2013 | FOX
    The Los Angeles Times is giving the cold shoulder to global warming skeptics. Paul Thornton, editor of the paper’s letters section, recently wrote a letter of his own, stating flatly that he won't publish some letters from those skeptical of man’s role in our planet’s warming climate. In Thornton’s eyes, those people are often wrong -- and he doesn’t print obviously wrong statements.
  • End time maundering-- could Legarde of the IMF be the whore of Babylon?

    10/13/2013 7:50:25 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 62 replies
    Drudge headline | 10/13/13 | Vanity
    Just a little chill went down my spine as I read this hour's headline on the DR. Curious if anyone felt likewise.
  • Sir Bob Geldof: 'All humans will die before 2030'

    10/05/2013 9:29:11 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 128 replies
    Daily Star Sunday ^ | Oct 4, 2013
    The musician-turned-activist reckons the world will end in 2030 - leading to the extinction of humankind. Sir Bob, 61, based his miserable prediction on the effects of climate change. “The world can decide in a fit of madness to kill itself," he told a group of youngsters at a summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. “We may not get to 2030. We need to address the problem of climate change urgently” Sir Bob Geldof The former Boomtown Rats singer also warned "the next war will not be a World War One or a World War Two, it will be the end."...
  • Why More Climate Science Hasn’t Led to More Climate Policy – Yet

    10/02/2013 5:46:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | September 27, 2013 | Andrew Revkin
    It’s worth offering a bit more context on a point I raised in my morning post on the new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Will the fresh assessment of global warming from the panel matter where it counts, in the realm of environmental and energy policy and diplomacy? In the short run, no. And this is not only because of disinformation campaigns, as some would assert. Just as the trajectory for climate change at the moment is substantially determined by emissions of greenhouse gases emitted in decades past, prospects for climate legislation or a new international treaty...
  • 7 Kids Who Were Punished By Schools For Using Imaginary Guns

    10/01/2013 2:57:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2013 | John Hawkins
    There was a time in America when the first priority of our schools was educating our children. That's no longer the case. Today, schools are primarily job programs for the unions and indoctrination centers for the Left. The great teachers in our schools are now used as cover for the mediocrities, the overpaid administrators, and the blatant attempts to force feed liberalism to children before they become experienced enough to recognize all the problems associated with it. Since the Left has been losing the public battle to curtail the 2nd Amendment, liberals started fighting it in a place where they...
  • Weatherman considering vasectomy after climate change report

    09/28/2013 3:15:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Uk Daily Mail ^ | Sept28, 2013 | Marie-louise Olson
    Full title: " 'No children, happy to go extinct', tweets weatherman after grim climate-change report made him cry (now he's considering a vasectomy)" A meteorologist who has covered weather for the Wall Street Journal tweeted that he has decided not to have children in order to leave a lighter carbon footprint, and is considering having a vasectomy. He also vowed to stop flying after the world's recent climate-change report made him cry. Eric Holthaus was reacting to the findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which released a report on Friday that found it was ‘extremely likely’ that humans...
  • How Could A Drought Spark A Civil War? (climate change/Syria/NPR)

    09/08/2013 5:46:36 PM PDT · by Drango · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | September 08, 2013
    The background of the Syrian conflict can seem obscure to outsiders, but the spark that started it all is often traced back to the city of Dara'a, in February of 2011. A group of young people writing Arab Spring protest slogans on a wall are arrested and beaten. "When that news broke there was a massive demonstration on the street, and that was the first spark one can call of the Syrian uprising," Nayan Chanda tells NPR's Jacki Lyden. But long before a single shot was fired in Syria, there was drought in Dara'a, laying the groundwork for social unrest....
  • Arctic ice melt IS a problem because right-wing newspapers smell, explains Guardian climate expert

    09/09/2013 4:57:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/9/2013 | James Delingpole
    At the weekend my old mucker David Rose reported in the Mail On Sunday the shocking news that there is 60 per cent more sea ice at the Arctic than there was this time last year. So too did Hayley Dixon in the Telegraph. The implication of both pieces was that perhaps this global warming thing we've been hearing about ad nauseam this last couple of decades isn't quite the deadly threat the 'scientists' have been telling us it was; that indeed, maybe the more pressing worry ought to be global cooling.Luckily the Guardian's token Big Oil employee and environmental...
  • Why Are American Conservatives Praising Pretender Putin?

    08/28/2013 8:17:47 AM PDT · by Marianland
    Rafael Brom ^ | 08/28/2013 | Rafael Brom
    NEW YORK) — The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorism organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Designating an entire mosque as a terrorism enterprise means that anyone who attends prayer services there is a potential subject of an investigation and fair game for surveillance. Read more: http://nation.time.com/2013/08/28/nypd-designates-mosques-as-terrorism-organizations/#ixzz2dH35MYzO
  • Can Mis-use of Child Porn Laws Be Used to Destroy Freedom in America?

    08/26/2013 10:09:33 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 31 replies
    Most Americans are moral people, and they want to see people involved in REAL child porn be executed. I share the feelings of most Americans. However, some hysterical activists have taken advantage of people's disgust with child porn, and used it to launch a new version of the Salem Witch-hunts. In Colonial America, innocent people were burnt to death on accusations of being witches. Are you aware that cartoons are considered a form of child porn in some countries? A man was convicted in Australia for possessing fake nude versions of the children in the Simpsons cartoon TV show: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7770781.stm...
  • US withdraws staff from consulate in Lahore, Pakistan,over terror threat

    08/09/2013 4:13:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    The State Department has evacuated non-emergency U.S. government personnel from the U.S. Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, and has warned Americans to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan due to 'specific threats' to that mission, a U.S. official said. In the travel warning issued Thursday night, the State Department advised Americans to defer all nonessential travel to Pakistan. “The presence of several foreign and indigenous terrorist groups poses a potential danger to U.S. citizens throughout Pakistan,” the statement read. “The Government of Pakistan maintains heightened security measures, particularly in the major cities. Threat reporting indicates terrorist groups continue to seek opportunities...
  • Terror Threat Intelligence Not New-Agencies knew of threat to embassies, officials for months

    08/05/2013 2:49:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 42 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8-5-2013 | Bill Gertz - Commentary
    August 5, 2013 Terror Threat Intelligence Not New Agencies knew of threat to embassies, officials for months Bill Gertz Intelligence regarding al Qaeda plans to attack U.S. embassies, officials, and interests last Sunday was known for months by U.S. intelligence agencies but was used only recently to trigger the closure of embassies and issuance of public warnings of impending attacks. Al Qaeda “chatter” about coming terrorist operations, mainly against 22 U.S. embassies and consulates, and threats to attack or bomb officials in the Middle East and elsewhere was widely reported in classified intelligence reports over several months. The report said...
  • US STATE DEPARTMENT EXTENDS CLOSURE OF SEVERAL EMBASSIES, CONSULATES IN MIDEAST UNTIL AUGUST 10

    08/04/2013 1:46:12 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 100 replies
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  • ‘Stupid,’ ‘Immoral,’ ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Coward’: My Month With a Gun

    07/22/2013 2:53:48 PM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 68 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 22, 2013 | Heidi Yewman
    I knew going into my 30-day experiment of living with a gun that I was putting my family and myself at risk. Only two days into my experiment I went to breakfast with my two kids and some friends. After eating and shopping, my gun with me the entire time, I was anxious to get home to enjoy the warm weather. I put my purse on the counter and then spent the next hour out on the back deck. Walking into the kitchen to refresh our drinks, I noticed my purse with the 9mm Glock still inside it. I’d forgotten...
  • Energy Department: Global warming made Hurricane Sandy worse

    07/12/2013 10:34:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/12/13 | Jon Terbush
    The latest evidence that climate change is already causing massive damage Extreme weather patterns spawned by global warming are a serious threat to the nation's energy infrastructure, according to a new report from the Department of Energy, and their destructive effects are already being felt nationwide. "Increasing temperatures, decreasing water availability, more intense storm events, and sea level rise will each independently, and in some cases in combination, affect the ability of the United States to produce and transmit electricity from fossil, nuclear, and existing and emerging renewable energy sources," the report states. In the most striking example, the report...
  • Obama Mocks Skeptics Of Climate Change As "Flat-Earth Society"

    06/25/2013 5:43:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2013 | Justin Sink
    President Obama angrily blasted climate change skeptics during his energy policy speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, saying he lacked "patience for anyone who denies that this problem is real."
  • Five Reasons for Obama to Sell Climate Change as a Health Issue

    06/25/2013 4:17:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 25, 2013 | by Dan Stone
    After five years of referring to climate change as a long-term climate and humanitarian problem, President Obama is trying a new strategy. In a speech Tuesday to sell a package of regulations to limit greenhouse gases from power plants, Obama will list the ways a warming planet impacts human health now, White House officials say. The strategy may have legs. The administration has directed several government agencies to work together on a wide-ranging effort to try to quantify the "social costs" of climate change, including health effects. How is climate change expected to affect human health? The Centers for Disease...
  • Pitbull attacks Racine County toddler

    06/06/2013 3:42:33 PM PDT · by Alaska Wolf · 43 replies
    tmj4 ^ | June 6, 2013 | Jay Sorgi, Cody Holyoke
    CALEDONIA - The Caledonia Police Department says that a 15-month-old child has been hospitalized with severe facial tears, puncture wounds and missing teeth after being attacked by a pit bull. The attack happened Wednesday night at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at a home on the 3400 block of Ivy Lane. According to police, the child was sitting on the floor when the pit bull, known as Mary Jane, attacked. The dog reportedly bit the child so she could get a cookie from the child's mouth. A humane society in Racine has seized the dog. Her owner says she wants the...
  • Pressure Cooker Discovered At Dearborn Hotel (Univ. of Muslim Assoc. of America banquet canceled)

    05/27/2013 4:33:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    WWJ-TV ^ | May 27, 2013
    DEARBORN-Police in Dearborn are trying to understand why a pressure cooker was left in the restroom of the Adoba Hotel, forcing the evacuation of guests until the early morning hours. The evacuation also canceled Sunday night’s banquet of the University of Muslim Association of America. Asgar Zaidi of Washington D.C. has been attending the organization’s conference for the past 11 years. He says it’s the first time it’s ever been held in Dearborn. “We all look forward to this time of year, Memorial Day weekend … we have fun, we learn and it’s just disheartening to see this type of...
  • White, “Christian” and Treasonous: Who Will They Kill? (Guess who he's talking about?)

    01/23/2013 5:03:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Patheos ^ | January 23, 2013 | Frank Schaeffer
    The battle over gun control has exposed a truth the mainstream media is apparently too shy to mention: A bunch of far right white mostly southern paranoid extremists are preparing for armed revolution and apocalypse. They speak treason: literally. They are preparing to “defend” America from America with arsenals of weapons and stockpiles of ammunition. Their “enemy” is everyone in America not like them. They think the world is ending and/or that the government is out to get them. That doesn’t mean it will happen. But expect violence and assassinations. Their ideology is made up of equal parts racism, evangelical...