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  • Snowvember Storm Snow Pile Still Exists [Someone Alert Valerie & Company: Their Lies Are Apparent]

    08/03/2015 12:17:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    WGRZ ^ | 7/28/15 | Dave McKinley
    BUFFALO, NY - "It's not unprecedented, but it is weird when you think about it," said Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Patrick Hammer, when remarking on the snow piles that still exists near Central Terminal on the Queen City's east side. The snow was piled there following the "Snowvember" storm which occurred 8 months ago. Today, despite it being late July, two snow piles remain, although hidden in plain sight. That's because to anyone unfamiliar with their real composition, the snow piles looks more like a non-descript earthen berms.
  • Florida leads nation in property at risk from climate change [Dying Paper Channels Al Gore]

    07/28/2015 4:39:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/28/15 | JENNY STALETOVICH
    Florida has more private property at risk from flooding linked to climate change than any other state, an amount that could double in the next four decades, according to a new report by the Risky Business Project. By 2030, $69 billion in coastal property in Florida could flood at high tide that is not at risk today, the report found.
  • We've been had by Trump and most of the rest...

    07/23/2015 4:45:30 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 125 replies
    23 July 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Trump is saying some things that simply have to have been said. He's telling the truth. However, the longer this goes on, one begins to wonder what the real motive is? A lot of this stuff should have been said a long time ago by other conservative politicians and none would do so. So, why now...and by THIS guy with no real record of being a conservative? It is beginning to look like he is trying to divide the conservative electorate. The Democrats are all united behind evil causes and they stick together like glue. We could be under invasion...
  • ‘NO COMMENT': NBC COVERS UP EVIDENCE OF IMMIGRATION CRIME WAVE

    07/20/2015 11:35:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | July 20,2015 | by JULIA HAHN
    Tomorrow, the Judiciary Committee will hear testimony from Americans who lost loved ones to criminal alien violence. On Sunday’s Meet The Press, Chuck Todd made a declaration that would surprise these devastated families: “We couldn’t find a single study that links violent crime and immigration.” Apparently neither Mr. Todd nor his research staff ever thought to look up the government’s own 2011 report on criminal alien activity, published by the Government Accountability Office. The 2011 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report documents crimes committed by foreign alien nationals inside the United States. It counts as an alien any immigrant who...
  • Dem Judge Orders Psych Counseling For D’Souza

    07/14/2015 6:11:45 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 83 replies
    WND ^ | July 14, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – At a hearing Monday in Manhattan in which he ruled filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza must continue community service for four more years, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said he considers D’Souza’s violation of federal campaign-finance laws to be evidence of a psychological problem and ordered further counseling. D’Souza’s defense counsel Benjamin Brafman provided evidence to the court that the psychiatrist D’Souza was ordered to see found no indication of depression or reason for medication. In addition, the psychologist D’Souza subsequently consulted provided a written statement concluding there was no need to continue the consultation, because D’Souza was...
  • Only 24% of Americans Believe News Media Tries to be Unbiased

    07/06/2015 5:25:40 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 6, 2015 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Less than a quarter of all Americans – 24 percent – believe that the news media try to report without bias, according to The Newseum Institute’s annual national survey on public attitudes about the First Amendment. The survey asked if respondents agreed with this statement: "Overall, the news media tries to report the news without bias." Twenty-four percents said they agreed with this and 70 percent said they disagreed. “The 24% who now say the media try to report news without bias is the lowest since we began asking this question in 2004,” the institute reports in its 2015 State...
  • Cuba becomes first country to end mother-to-child HIV, syphilis transmission (OK, al-Reuters)

    07/01/2015 3:21:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 01:11 | Diane Hodges
    (From Video Transcript:) The World Health Organization says Cuba has reached one of the greatest public health milestones possible. It has ended the mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. At a news conference in Havana, WHO representative Jose Luis di Fabio praised Cuba’s health system. […] UNICEF Representative Anna Lucia d’Emilio says Cuba’s achievement shows that ending the AIDS epidemic is possible. …
  • VIDEO: Girl bursts into tears after Hillary touches her

    07/01/2015 3:12:58 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    theamericanmirror.com ^ | 7/1/15 | JUNE 30, 2015
    VIDEO: Girl bursts into tears after Hillary touches her BY OLAF EKBERG s Hillary Clinton the lost Beatle? Or channeling Barack Obama circa 2008? Her latest ad could certainly leave that impression. The campaign ad, titled, “A Pledge,” features the candidate reaching out to a girl who says she has cystic fibrosis. Within moments, the girl was in tears.
  • Fox News Poll: Voters distrust government, say Obama not most transparent

    06/30/2015 6:23:53 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dana Blanton
    The nation’s upcoming birthday party could be awkward -- as our relationship with Uncle Sam is on the rocks. Most American voters distrust their government, are unsure their president is honest, and feel Barack Obama has made false claims about transparency in his administration. The latest Fox News national poll finds that 61 percent don’t trust the federal government. That’s just one percentage point below the record high of 62 percent distrust in both 2013 and 2011. And it’s a reversal from 2002, soon after the 9/11 attacks, when a 54-percent majority trusted Uncle Sam and only 36 percent didn’t...
  • Sanger Fan Hillary Talks Race in Ferguson

    06/24/2015 7:04:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/24/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday ventured to Florissant, Missouri, not far from Ferguson, Missouri to talk about the “hard truths” about race and racial injustice in the wake of the church massacre in Charleston South Carolina. One of those hard truths is that one of her role models was Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, someone who believed, as did the shooter at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, that the black race should be exterminated.
  • So Now I Am Responsible for the Charleston Shooting

    06/23/2015 7:11:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/23/2015 | Jack Cashill
    I had no intention of commenting on the recent shooting at a Charleston, South Carolina church.........Alas, the Huffington Post, in the person of veteran propagandist Terry Krepel, forced my hand. In an article published Monday, “Did Right-Wing Media Influence Dylann Roof,” Krepel cites me first and foremost among Roof’s influences. For the record, he also cites WND and the American Thinker.
  • New Emails Again Confirm Jonathan Gruber Wasn't "Just Some Advisor" on Obamacare

    06/22/2015 6:20:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/22/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    When citizen journalist Rich Weinstein exposed Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber in late 2014 for defrauding the country and calling the American voter "stupid," the White House denied he played a major role in writing the legislation and argued he was just "some advisor."video at link ... But new emails, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, reconfirm what we already knew. Gruber played an integral, major role in developing Obamacare. The emails show frequent consultations between Mr. Gruber and top Obama administration staffers and advisers in the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services on the Affordable...
  • Cuba Offers Its Citizens Better Access to Internet

    06/20/2015 5:20:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 6/18/15 | Victoria Burnett
    Cuba, one of the Western Hemisphere’s least-wired countries, is poised to expand access to the Internet by introducing about three dozen Wi-Fi hot spots around the island and reducing the steep fees that Cubans pay to spend time online. .....“Their model was, ‘Nobody gets Internet,’ ” he said in a telephone interview. “Now their model is, ‘We’re going to bring prices down and expand access, but we are going to do it as a sovereign decision and at our own speed.’ ” Cuba’s Internet isolation is not the result of the United States’ five-decade economic embargo, Mr. Henken said, but...
  • Clarice Feldman: Self-Invention Jumps the Shark

    06/14/2015 10:13:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    To a certain extent the American dream -- the notion that working hard in a land with few barriers to advancement makes it possible for each of us to achieve success -- carries with it an element of self-invention. As F. Scott Fitzgerald noted of the title character in The Great Gatsby: His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people -- his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all. The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God -- a phrase...
  • Less Than 1 percent of Teachers Deemed 'Ineffective'

    06/11/2015 12:33:00 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/8/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Last year one-half of one percent of Michigan's public schoolteachers were considered to be “ineffective” according to performance evaluations conducted by the nearly 900 charter and conventional school districts in the state. Those assessments appear at odds with the actual academic performance of students, and teacher evaluations have become problematic in other ways since a state law was passed in 2011 mandating more teacher accountability. Of the 95,885 teachers evaluated, just 519 earned the lowest rating of “ineffective.” Under that 2011 law, a teacher rated “ineffective” three years in a row can be fired. The law also requires teachers' performance...
  • Climate Change: Where is the Science?

    06/11/2015 8:11:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/11/2015 | Howard Hyde
    A theory that does not contain within it the terms of its own falsification is not a valid theory. If the planet Mercury's orbit did not vary by the number of degrees that Einstein's theory said it would, then Relativity would be unproven and Albert would have had to admit failure, as he indicated he would be willing to do. A weasel-word term like Climate Change, where any drought and any flood, any heat wave or cold wave, any storm or any clear sky, any melting or freezing, anywhere at any time, can be cited as evidence of industrial humans'...
  • Emails Reveal Jonathan Gruber’s Obamacare Work Was Of ‘Key Political Importance’

    06/09/2015 1:31:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The DC - The Daily Caller ^ | June 9, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    A top Obama administration health official considered putting MIT economist Jonathan Gruber to work on Obamacare to be an initiative of such “key political importance” that it was expedited because of “political push” from the Obama administration, emails released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reveal. The agency released 750 pages of heavily-redacted records on Monday to The Daily Caller and other news outlets in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. In one telling exchange after Gruber’s Obamacare work was first reported in 2010, one HHS analyst told another that having Democrats in charge “across...
  • Lying Liars and the Dupes Who Believe Them

    06/08/2015 6:18:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/08/15 | Tim Dunkin
    The whole point to the left-wing Narrative is to induce the ill-informed and often cognitively-challenged majority in this country to believe and vote for things that they probably would not If you are a person who still believes even some of what you hear and see from the mainstream media and its lackeys on the “alternative” Left, then you deserve everything you get from them. If you are not, then you are probably as disgusted as I am with the outright lying that goes on in the name of “news reporting” from the cultural Marxists and other elements of the...
  • Public to Supreme Court: Don’t gut Obamacare [But opposition at RECORD HIGH]

    06/08/2015 7:43:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/8/15 | P Craighill
    [Obama's Death Panels law] hangs in the balance in the Supreme Court for the second time in three years, but the public has rendered a judgment ahead of the court's ruling. By a margin of 55 percent to 38 percent, more people say the court should not take action to block federal subsidies in states that didn't set up their own exchanges, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll..... ....The survey finds opinion on the health-care law among the worst in Post-ABC polling; 54 percent oppose, up six percentage points from a year ago. Support ties the record low...
  • Duggar Parents Lying to Protect Son Josh? Expert Says '19 Kids and Counting' Parents were Untruthful

    06/06/2015 7:27:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 323 replies
    ibtimes.co.in ^ | June 6, 2015 | Keerthi Mohan
    Here are five times where Glass felt the "19 Kids and Counting" parents were trying to hide the truth, according to Radar Online. Michelle Duggar volunteers too much information – Watch closely the entire interview and one would easily note that Michelle is constantly giving away more information than required. This, according to Glass, is a form of deception. Michelle Duggar looks for reassurance – All throughout the interview Michelle looks at her husband for reassurance. This and the fact that she gives away too much information are hints that the whole thing was rehearsed, believes Glass. "Michelle Duggar it...
  • Here’s Why Global Warming Alarmists Don’t Talk About Greenland

    06/06/2015 8:06:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/5/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Climate scientists, environmentalists and politicians worried about man-made global warming sounded the alarm this year when Arctic sea ice levels hit their lowest extent on record for March. Some even warned this could signal an ice-free north pole this summer, or in the near future. But alarmists have been neglecting an inconvenient fact about the polar region: Greenland is seeing healthy levels of ice and record cold temperatures over parts of the polar island.
  • Trouble in Dem-land as unions freeze cash contributions

    06/05/2015 9:36:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/5/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The AFL-CIO, along with some public sector unions, announced a campaign finance freeze in March. Unions hoped the threat of withholding contributions would scare Democratic lawmakers out of supporting President Barack Obama’s Trade Promotion Authority, or “fast track,” to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a trade agreement labor groups say would hurt manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
  • The glaciers of Mount Everest may be gone by the end of this century

    06/02/2015 8:38:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    Benchmark Reporter ^ | 6/2/15 | Steven Myers
    Recent research by the climate analysts suggests that Mount Everest by the end of this century would be free from its glaciers. Located in Nepal, Mount Everest is reported to be the tallest mountain on the earth with the recorded height of 29,029 feet. The tallest mountain is situated on the border of Nepal and China. According to the rough estimate, it is estimated to be 9000 feet taller than the highest peak of North America.
  • EPA fighting global warming by reducing food supply

    05/30/2015 8:19:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/30/2015 | Newsmachete
    The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released a much-delayed proposal for the amount of biofuel that must be blended into conventional vehicle fuel. The proposal, which would become final by the end of November, would set levels for last year at what producers actually made but increase the total volume of renewable fuel required by 1.5 billion gallons, roughly 9 percent, by the end of 2016. That would bring the volume to 17.4 billion gallons[.]
  • Declassified Document Proves US Created ISIS

    05/28/2015 5:07:07 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 59 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | 5/25/2015 | Joshua Krouse
    Ever since ISIS began its bloody rampage across the Middle East, many of us have been suspicious of their origins. The West seemed perfectly willing to support the rebellion against Russian backed Assad, but as soon as those supposedly “moderate” rebels formed ISIS, they turned against them (according to the media at least). But according to a recently declassified document, the US government knew more than they were letting on (gasp) in regards to the formation of ISIS. The seven page document, which was dated August 12th 2012, was attained by Judicial Watch through a federal lawsuit. It reveals that...
  • US suffering from massive equality of rich and poor(read header carefully!)

    05/23/2015 8:15:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | Newsmachete
    Propaganda is about telling a good story. So when the media wants to tell a story of how the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, they ignore inconvenient facts, such as the value of the various federal, state, and local transfer payments as well as the value of charitable contributions from private groups such as soup kitchens. That would interfere with the story that is needed to justify higher taxes and higher spending.
  • Flying as Close to the Flame as Hillary Dares(Everything About the Clintons Is a Lie)

    05/22/2015 12:18:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    Everything about the Clintons, both Hillary and Bubba, is a lie, including (to steal a memorable line from the author Mary McCarthy) the “a,” the “and,” and the “the.” Neither Bubba nor Hillary know how to tell the truth, but both of them are masters at spinning the lie. The dump of some of Hillary’s official emails this week reveals just how she operated as the secretary of State, employing an old courtier to help her deceive and distort the facts about her role in hanging an American ambassador out to die in Benghazi. Mrs. Clinton not only set up...
  • Evidence Now Is Conclusive That Obama And Hillary Should Be Indicted And Put On Trial For TREASON

    05/22/2015 4:39:10 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 42 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 5/19/2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Judicial Watch announced today that it "obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified "Secret" documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State, revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by the al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood-linked "Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman" (BCOAR), and had been planned at least 10 days in advance." Judicial Watch added what has been proven and obvious for years—that "Benghazi attack" was "not about a response to an anti-Muhammad video" or was it "the protests at the U.S. Embassy in...
  • DUTCH SEA LEVEL RISE EXPERT: MIAMI WILL BE "THE NEW ATLANTIS," A CITY IN THE SEA

    05/22/2015 3:49:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 5/21/15 | Jessica Weis
    ...after Hurricane Sandy bared down on New York, killing over 150 people and wreaking $65 billion in damage, federal leaders cried for help to make the Northeast more flood-proof. Dutch expert Henk Ovink answered..... ... there's good cause to be worried when the Dutch expert says there’s no place in worse shape today than Miami. He’s begun calling the city “the new Atlantis,” after the legendary and beautiful island subcontinent that was submerged by the sea in one night. “If we look around the world and take into account sea level rise and the increase of water related disasters, among...
  • Stop It, Liberals: Bush Didn’t Lie About Iraq Having WMDs

    05/19/2015 6:51:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/19/2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Liberals, please stop it with the Iraq war lies. There is plenty of criticism that can be leveled against George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003, but he didn’t deliberately mislead the country about Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction (WMD). With the new cool question for 2016 Republican contenders being “knowing what we know now, would you have invaded Iraq,” the debate about pre-Iraq war intelligence has once again come to the forefront. Predictably, some liberals have used the occasion to again trot out the wholly dishonest spin that the Bush administration concocted evidence and pressured the...
  • Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m every minute, says IMF

    05/18/2015 9:09:02 AM PDT · by kingu · 20 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Monday 18 May 2015 09.30 EDT | Damian Carrington
    Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, equivalent to $10m every minute of every day, according to a startling new estimate by the International Monetary Fund. The IMF calls the revelation “shocking” and says the figure is an “extremely robust” estimate of the true cost of fossil fuels. The $5.3tn subsidy estimated for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments. The vast sum is largely due to polluters not paying the costs imposed on governments by the burning of coal, oil and gas. These include the harm caused...
  • Bill Nye talks climate change, racial conflict at Rutgers graduation

    Graduation day at Rutgers University is a chance for students to relax after four years of college and celebrate with family and friends before entering the real world. Or, when Bill Nye is the keynote speaker, it's a reminder that the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere is rising and its future may be a "no-way-out overheated globe." Nye, the bow-tied host of "Bill Nye The Science Guy," used his speech at Rutgers' commencement Sunday as a platform to tell students they must find a way to stop climate change.
  • Boston University ‘deeply saddened’ by Saida Grundy’s racially-charged tweets ($$ talks BS walks)

    05/13/2015 6:09:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    "....In response to media inquiries about Ms. Grundy’s racially-charged sentiments in relation to her new job with the school, BU officials at first defended the professor, saying she was exercising her right to free speech. Then, following a barrage of angry emails from students and threats from alumni vowing to yank their donations, the school issued a new statement. “The University does not condone racism or bigotry in any form and we are deeply saddened when anyone makes such offensive comments,” BU spokesman Colin Riley told Fox News......
  • Justice Dept. official to U.N. council: U.S. must 'do better' on policing

    05/12/2015 9:13:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/11/2015 | Kelley Cohen
    The United States admitted that more needs to be done to uphold its civil rights laws........."The tragic deaths of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Michael Brown in Missouri, Eric Garner in New York, Tamir Rice in Ohio and Walter Scott in South Carolina have ... challenged us to do better and to work harder for progress," he said. The U.S. is currently undergoing a Universal Periodic Review of its rights record, something all 193 U.N. countries must undergo every four years
  • Did...AP botch headline...‘Governor Scott Concedes That Earlier Medicaid Support Was A Ruse’?

    05/11/2015 3:50:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    twitchy ^ | 5/8/15
    ....today we have a possible egregious distortion of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s views on Medicaid. Here’s the headline from the AP that looks to be in error: Gov. Scott Concedes That Earlier Medicaid Support Was A Ruse.... ...But is it true? Politico’s Marc Caputo reports: ...I'm a fan of @AP, but I think a line editor screwed this up. Scott never explicitly said his Medicaid support was a "ruse"
  • U.S. Pays $3B for UN--More Than 185 Other Countries Combined

    05/07/2015 7:41:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/7/2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    American taxpayers will pony up around $3.024 billion this year towards the United Nations’ regular and peacekeeping budgets, more than what 185 other countries combined are paying, an expert on the international body told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.
  • Climate Hypocrites and the Media That Love Them

    05/05/2015 7:27:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/5/2015 | Mike Ciandella
    Journalists help promote Hollywood celebrities while condemning average Americans for causing climate change. The same media go out of their way to ignore or excuse the hypocrisy of celebrity “environmentalists” who fly their private jets around the world, rent mega-yachts and live in massive mansions. Avatar Director James Cameron warned of a future “world that’s in shambles” because of climate change, and said he believes “in ecoterrorism” yet, he owns an impressive private collection of motorcycles, cars, dirt bikes, a yacht, a helicopter, a Humvee fire truck and a $32-million submarine. ABC and CBS even praised Cameron for his submarine...
  • Bill Clinton’s High Price [defensible greed]

    04/27/2015 3:01:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Slate ^ | April 24, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie
    "In a Hillary Clinton campaign—not to mention a Hillary Clinton administration—her husband is a tremendous asset, someone who could help make the difference in a close election, or give valuable advice to a first-term president.....But there’s a cost to flying with Bill Clinton; you also have to carry his baggage........It was his fame,reputation,and powers of persuasion that drove the effort,which has raised and spent hundreds of millions of dollars on charitable activities around the world....but while Clinton and his foundation have done tremendous good, they have also had a questionable relationship with donors and contributors.........(NYT) published its first take on...
  • CNN/ORC Poll: Economic optimism hits new peak under Obama

    04/21/2015 6:56:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/21/15 | Jennifer Agiesta
    ..... Obama's approval rating is shifting back toward positive territory, as the public's take on the economy hits a new high mark for Obama's tenure, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. For the first time since May of 2013, more Americans polled say they have a positive impression of how Obama is handling the presidency than a negative one: 48% approve of the way Obama is handling his job, while 47% disapprove.
  • UN Chief Wants Action on $100 Billion Climate Fund

    04/20/2015 7:24:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/20/2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    More than five years after President Obama and other leaders agreed on a 2020 goal of raising $100 billion each year from public and private sources to help developing countries deal with climate change, the United Nations wants to see action. Ahead of Earth Day on Wednesday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is pointing to a meeting next month in New York where he says he will be looking for clear indications from governments and investors as to how the ambitious goal will be reached.
  • Corporations That Sponsor Sharpton’s National Action Network Convention

    04/19/2015 11:19:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Despite questions of the Rev’s financial irregularities and allegations of shakedowns, they support him. Several big corporations sponsored the annual convention last week for National Action Network, Al Sharpton’s in-the-red nonprofit, according to a list obtained by National Review.
  • What does gun violence cost? Methodology

    04/15/2015 8:48:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | ted miller
    This is an estimate of the money that police departments spend to respond to and investigate gun-related crimes. It includes police salaries, benefits, and equipment, as well as overhead costs to the police department. Miller based this calculation on the amount of time police spent on initial response and follow-up (based on this sample survey) and the amount of money police departments spend on average per officer (including fringe benefits, equipment, supervision, etc.) using data from the 2006 Census of Governments
  • Walter Williams: Reality May Be Optional

    04/13/2015 10:20:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 15, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    One of the wonders of modern times is that reality is often seen as a social construct and therefore optional. Thus, if one finds a particular reality offensive or inconvenient, he just "changes" it. Say that one is born a male or a female but believes that nature made an error. Some believe that nature's "error" can be corrected by calling oneself another sex. Possibly a medical procedure on one's genitalia can correct nature's error. However, Mother Nature is ruthless. Sex determination is strictly chromosomal. Females are XX, and males are XY. There is no medical procedure that can change...
  • Lying Democrats: Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder have no shame

    04/07/2015 9:00:12 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | April 5, 2015 | Joseph Curl
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Something happens to men and women when they gain a proximity to power. Most in public service, one can only assume, begin with noble purpose: to serve, to change and improve the world — whether that be a small town or, literally, the world. Soon enough, many — not all, but many — want only to stay in that position of power, and will do what it takes, whatever it takes, to stay there. Where once they talked only of their dreams and ambitions, not for themselves, but for those they served, soon enough they spend their days tearing...
  • Obama Presents Climate Change As Health Hazard

    04/07/2015 6:59:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/7/2015 | JOSH LEDERMAN,
    President Barack Obama will ask Americans to think of climate change as a threat not just to the environment, but also to their health. Obama on Tuesday was to announce a series of steps that private entities like Google and Microsoft are taking to better prepare the nation's health systems for the inevitable effects of a warmer, more erratic climate. He was to be joined at Howard University Medical School by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy.
  • Steyer Vows to Spend Big in 2016, Media Suddenly Not Concerned About ‘Money in Politics"

    04/07/2015 6:52:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 4/6/2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    Environmental activist and billionaire Tom Steyer served notice on Monday that he will use his wealth to try to bring climate change into the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, vowing to target Republican hopefuls who deny the connection between burning fossil fuels and rising global temperatures. Steyer’s NextGen Climate political action committee launched what it calls the Hot Seat campaign aimed at calling out Republican candidates for taking money from the billionaire Koch brothers. The group will target Senator Rand Paul, who is expected to launch his presidential campaign on Tuesday.
  • Katie Pavlich: The deception of the Obama Department of Justice

    04/06/2015 2:43:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 6, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Throughout Barack Obama’s tenure in the White House he’s been accused of leading a lawless presidency and cheapening the rule of law through his Department of Justice. Many say these accusations are simply based in politics, but a closer look at the way the Department of Justice has handled multiple cases in federal court suggest misleading or lying to judges is a habit, not a mistake. Most recently, we’ve seen this happen in the case surrounding President Obama’s executive action on illegal immigration. Twenty-six states are suing against the action, and in February, U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen issued...
  • Feldman: Obama's One Fine Mess of Potage

    03/29/2015 10:23:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 29, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    In the Bible, Esau sold his birthright for a mess of potage -- some red lentil soup, to be exact. Looking at the week’s events, it seems that this country has sold its glorious birthright of constitutional government by honest men and women for a mess of potage -- a false promise of hope and change delivered by a glib huckster and his shady friends. The deceit and lawlessness of Obama and those around him and the consequences have never been clearer than they were this week. Nothing shows better the unprincipled nature of the administration and the acquiescence of...
  • Climate Refugees, Not Found [U.N. wrongly predicted 50 million climate refugees by 2010]

    04/20/2011 10:04:25 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | APRIL 21, 2011
    Discredited by reality, the U.N.'s prophecies go missing. In 2005, the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) published a color-coded map under the headline "Fifty million climate refugees by 2010." The primary source for the prediction was a 2005 paper by environmental scientist Norman Myers. Six years later, this flood of refugees is nowhere to be found, global average temperatures are about where they were when the prediction was made—and the U.N. has done a vanishing act of its own, wiping the inconvenient map from its servers. The map, which can still be found elsewhere on the Web, disappeared from the program's...
  • Fast and Furious Cover-up Rewarded in Appointment of New ATF Director

    03/24/2015 7:56:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/24/2015 | Mary C. Michel
    For those of us who do not live in the memory hole that shields this administration from any accountability, here are some relevant facts about Acting Director Brandon and his involvement in the Fast and Furious cover-up. According to outgoing Director Jones's sworn testimony of April 2, 2014 before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Mr. Brandon was the person who determined disciplinary punishments for all of the ATF personnel involved in Fast and Furious. Brandon was "the ultimate decision maker." Director Jones confirmed that Thomas Brandon did not fire a single person for participation in Fast and Furious.