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  • Former UN Lead Author: Global Warming Caused By ‘Natural Variations’ In Climate

    05/22/2015 4:53:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 22, 2015 | by Michael Bastasch
    Global temperature change observed over the last hundred years or so is well within the natural variability of the last 8,000 years, according to a new paper by a former Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) lead author. Dr. Philip Lloyd, a South Africa-based physicist and climate researcher, examined ice core-based temperature data going back 8,000 years to gain perspective on the magnitude of global temperature changes over the 20th Century. What Lloyd found was that the standard deviation of the temperature over the last 8,000 years was about 0.98 degrees Celsius– higher than the 0.85 degrees climate scientists say...
  • Minimum Wage? How About a Maximum Wage?

    05/21/2015 2:19:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 21, 2015 | by Jack Rothman
    I see that unions, led by the Service Employees International Union, are out in full force championing the $15 an hour minimum wage. Business leaders scoff at this. The average CEO earns just over 350 times as much as the work force below. Those executives need to come down from the stratosphere and breathe real air. If we truly want to make that happen, how about joining the new $15 minimum wage with a $15 million maximum income? Could CEOs somehow manage to subsist on that? I think so. And then all of us could live pretty comfortably and in...
  • Scientists: This is what it would take to keep the world super safe from global warming

    05/21/2015 1:03:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 21, 2015 | By Chris Mooney
    The world is busy trying to achieve a global warming goal that some think we’re not on course to achieve, and that some scientists worry may not be enough to prevent some troubling scenarios — like significant sea level rise. That goal is limiting warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. But there’s another view, embraced by many countries (which tend not to be the big emitters), suggesting that a safer target involves limiting global warming to just 1.5 degrees C. Yet that target would be still tougher to achieve, finds a new paper in Nature Climate Change that...
  • Poll: Americans want socialism and repeal of federal laws

    05/19/2015 4:20:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Pravda ^ | May 19, 2015
    According to the results, 60 percent of Americans believe the nation is on the wrong path. The Princeton Survey Research Associates International underlined that 52 percent of those who identified as Democrats, said they had a favorable view of socialism. 33 percent of Independents shared the view. Among other highlights of the survey, Obama's foreign policy is approved by only 37 percent of Americans and not even one in five like the job Congress is doing. Noteworthy, that fifty percent of Americans say they're open to allowing states to repeal federal laws if half or more of the states, representing...
  • Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    05/19/2015 2:48:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 19, 2015 | By JENNIFER MEDINA
    LOS ANGELES — The nation’s second-largest city voted on Tuesday to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 from the current $9 an hour, in what is perhaps the most significant victory so far in the national push to raise the minimum wage. The increase — which the Los Angeles City Council passed in a 14-1 vote — comes as workers across the country are rallying for higher wages. The impact is likely to be particularly strong in Los Angeles, where, according to some estimates, more than 40 percent of the city’s work force earns less than...
  • Global warming fueling fewer but stronger hurricanes, study says

    05/18/2015 2:47:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2015 | By Angela Fritz
    Warmer ocean temperatures appear to be fueling more intense hurricanes at the expense of the overall number of storms, says a new study published today in Nature Climate Change. Over the past decade, studies have analyzed ad nauseam how warmer temperatures might be changing the annual number of hurricanes, or the maximum intensity. But in practice, the connection between hurricanes and climate change has been a hard nut to crack because of an equally simple caveat — we just don’t have enough years of good historical data to predict how hurricanes intensity or frequency might change in our warming future....
  • Will ‘Equal Opportunity’ Thugs Outlaw Reading To Your Kids At Home?

    05/15/2015 10:50:16 AM PDT · by IChing · 30 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 5/15/15 | Donald Joy
    Over a year ago, I posted a column here titled “Why Equal Opportunity Is Immoral And Wrong.” http://clashdaily.com/2014/02/equal-opportunity-immoral-wrong/ As I expected, my message sailed over some readers’ heads. Multiple commenters weighed in with the typical, programmed response: “Well, it’s bad to try to force equal outcomes — but guaranteeing equal opportunity is good and right, and what our system is about,” etc. Wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. I had tried to explain that if the doctrine of equal opportunity is really applied in principle, some third-party entity (government, of course) would by necessity always have to step in to...
  • Venezuelan currency tanks; inflation seen near 100%

    05/14/2015 3:09:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 14, 2015 | by Katy Barnato
    Venezuela's black market exchange rate weakened below a key level on Thursday, as the bolivar's decline steepened in the face of hyperinflation and a rapidly shrinking economy. Over the past couple of years the value of the currency has plummeted against the dollar to its present 300 bolivar level. In 2012, a dollar would get you 10 bolivars, according to unofficial exchange rates. By the time President Nicolas Maduro was inaugurated in April 2013, it was 24 bolivars to the dollar and by this January it was at 173. This black market rate of 300.72 on Thursday was almost 50...
  • Climate change: New claims 'murky' global warming statistics are 'guessed at'

    05/14/2015 2:59:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Express UK ^ | May 14, 2015 | By LEVI WINCHESTER
    CLIMATE CHANGE expert Dr Benny Peiser has claimed some surface temperature recordings used as the basis for global warming evidence are GUESSED AT – including in the Arctic and Antarctic. The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), chaired by former Conservative chancellor Nigel Lawson, has recently launched an inquiry into the reliability of global surface temperature records, with a group of international "eminent climatologists, physicists and statisticians" set to probe current data. With different sets of results appearing to conflict each other, the GWPF say they have received questions and concerns about which records are accurate and why some adjustments in...
  • YOUNG AMERICANS GOING GAGA FOR SOCIALISM [Reagan Warned Us]

    05/13/2015 2:31:25 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 63 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/13/2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    Ask youth and Democrats in America what they think of socialism and a growing number will answer in the positive, pointing to Norway, Sweden and self-declared socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders as their examples, a new survey showed. YouGov conducted a survey of how Americans these days are viewing socialism, and the perception has greatly changed since Moscow Red Square military-parade days. In general, 52 percent of Americans say they have a favorable view of capitalism and 26 percent, a favorable perception of socialism. But those numbers change dramatically with the younger set. For those in the under-30 range, “36 percent...
  • Global warming and unforced variability: Clarifications on recent Duke study

    05/13/2015 6:37:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    RealClimate.org ^ | May 13, 2015 | by Patrick Brown and Wenhong Li
    We recently published a study in Scientific Reports titled Comparing the model-simulated global warming signal to observations using empirical estimates of unforced noise. Our study seemed to generated a lot of interest and we have received many inquires regarding its findings. We were pleased with some of coverage of our study but we were disappointed that some outlets published particularly misleading articles. In our study, we created an alternative statistical estimate of unforced variability that was derived from reconstructed and instrumental surface temperature records corrected for external forced changes. We then used this new estimate of unforced variability to aid...
  • Record Antarctic sea ice a logistic problem for scientists

    05/12/2015 4:00:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Economic Times ^ | May 12, 2015 | By AFP
    SYDNEY: Growing sea ice surrounding Antarctica could prompt scientists to consider relocating research stations on the continent, according to the operations manager of the Australian Antarctic Division. Tony Worby, from an Australian centre studying Antarctic climate and ecosystems, said that in contrast to the Arctic where global warming is causing ice to melt and glaciers to shrink, sea ice around Antarctica was increasing. Rob Wooding said that resupplying Australia's Mawson Station -- the longest continuously operated outpost in Antarctica -- relied on access to a bay, a task increasingly complicated by sea ice blocking the way. "In the 2013-4 season...
  • Health exchange considers higher fees as federal grants end

    05/12/2015 3:45:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    KRDO-TV ^ | May 12, 2015 | by Chris Loveless
    Denver -- The state's health exchange is looking at more than doubling the fee that insurers pass onto customers who buy policies. The Denver Post reports Connect for Health Colorado staff recommended the increase Monday as $177 million in federal startup grants come to a close and as insurance carriers prepare to submit their rate plans by May 29. If the health exchange board approves the 3.5 percent charge for premiums, the fee for a $4,000 yearly plan would go up by $84. Staff also recommended upping a monthly assessment charge for 1.2 million private insurance policies to bring in...
  • Warren, De Blasio pitch agenda to tackle income inequality

    05/12/2015 11:46:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 12, 2015 | By Tobias Burns
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz offered proposals to address income inequality, an issue that’s already a major one for the upcoming election. Warren called for an end to the so- called trickle down economic theories that seek fewer taxes and restrictions on wealthy individuals and institutions. “These advocates push for deregulation that hobbles the cops on Wall Street,” she said. “We have to work so that the balance is not tilted against workers and toward multinational corporations,” Warren said. Warren has declined entreaties from supporters who want her to...
  • U.S. has become notably less Christian, major study finds

    05/12/2015 10:34:23 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 12, 2015 | By DAVID LAUTER
    The U.S. has become significantly less Christian in the last eight years as the share of American adults who espouse no systematic religious belief increased sharply, a major new study found. For what is likely the first time in U.S. history – certainly the first since the early days of the country – the actual number of American Christians has declined. Christianity, however, remains by far the nation’s dominant religious tradition, according to the new report by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. The rapid increase in the number of adults without ties to traditional religious institutions has strong implications for...
  • Business allies cool to Garcetti's minimum wage plan

    05/11/2015 4:16:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 11, 2015 | By DAVID ZAHNISER
    Luis Lopez used to be a big fan of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Lopez, who owns an auto repair shop, gave $100 to Garcetti's 2013 campaign for mayor. He spread the word about Garcetti on the Facebook page of the local Chamber of Commerce, where he serves as executive director. Now, as the mayor fires up his bid for reelection, that enthusiasm is gone. Lopez doesn't like Garcetti's minimum wage proposal, or the way it was unveiled. He described Garcetti staffers as largely unresponsive on the topic and says he won't vote for him in 2017. "The way he...
  • Destroying and killing the USA was way too easy

    05/07/2015 9:09:47 AM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 7, 2015 | Sher Zieve
    The destruction of the USA and its takeover by domestic traitor and foreign forces has been in the works for many decades. In recent history, Roger Nash Baldwin (founder of the ACLU and 'father' of many other leftist organizations) was one of the prime "leg men" in establishing the foundation for the overthrow of the USA. Of the ACLU, he said: "Communism, of course, is the goal." Although he is said to have 'recanted' that comment, he did so after too many others had discovered his real purposes. Tragically, the ACLU still remains in place. Baldwin's history is rife with...
  • An anthology of poetry on climate change

    05/11/2015 11:17:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | May 11, 2015 | by Carol Ann Duffy
    If information was all we needed, we’d have solved climate change by now. The scientific position has been clear for decades. Researchers have been waving a big red flag that has been impossible for our politicians to miss. Information, it seems, is not enough. Journalists have transmitted the warnings of scientists, but they have sometime focussed too much on the mini-controversies and the unimportant disagreements and not enough on the big picture. That has often left readers confused. As the Guardian’s editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger explained when he introduced the paper’s Keep it in the Ground project, journalism struggles with climate...
  • Scholar: Under New AP Standards, ‘American History Will Not Be About America’ [VIDEO]

    05/09/2015 10:12:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | May 9, 2015 | Ginni Thomas
    Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center, sees America being fundamentally transformed by a host of pernicious Obama policies, including education initiatives which are nationalizing school curriculum without a single vote. This month, America’s best and brightest high school students will take a controversial new advanced placement U.S. history (APUSH) test crafted by many of the same ideologues — including David Coleman — who birthed the unpopular Common Core standards for math and English. Scholarly critics of the APUSH framework, like Kurtz, are waking up to the dangers of the 70 or more pages of...
  • New temperature records highlight global warming's continued rise

    05/09/2015 6:44:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | May 9, 2015 | By Ben Brumfield
    New climate change records have come along to remind us that Earth's thermostat is steadily pushing upward. March 2015 was the warmest March since record-keeping began in 1880, says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And the first quarter of 2015 was the warmest first quarter on record in those same 136 years. That gives 2015 a stab at trumping the hottest year on record -- which was 2014. The uninterrupted continuation of the warming trend is no surprise. The 10 warmest years on record have occurred in the past 17 years. And though the rise in the last 10...
  • The Young Lose From a Higher Minimum Wage

    05/09/2015 4:56:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer
    The Hill ^ | May 9, 2015 | by Jared Meyer
    Warm weather is coming, and with it the perennial student search for a summer job. Though often seen as an economic cure-all, minimum-wage requirements have the unintended consequence of decreasing economic opportunity for young workers and making that treasured summer job harder to find. Over half of those who earn at or below the minimum wage are between the ages of 16 and 24, many in the hospitality and leisure sector. Since the majority of those earning minimum wage are younger workers, increases in the minimum-wage rate affect them the most. Negative effects extend into the future, because young people...
  • Delighting in Death

    05/08/2015 9:34:58 AM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 5 replies
    First Things ^ | April, 2015 | Carl Trueman
    Last week I delivered a guest lecture at a Christian liberal arts college entitled “Each Day Dies With Sleep: Literary and Theological Reflections upon Mortality.” As I thought through the topic over the previous weeks, two superficially disparate questions puzzled me. Why is it that the people most vocally committed to causes connected to death (abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia) are often the same who are committed to progressive sexual causes? And why do abortion advocates frequently see it not as a necessary evil but as a positive good? As to the first question, that the same people often, though not...
  • The gutter politics of sex education in public schools

    05/08/2015 7:46:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/08/15 | Judi Mcleod
    If parents can't rescue their children from the indoctrination of public schools, we're headed down a dead end road as the march of Marxism through Western society will never be interrupted Dick and Jane, who used to teach children to read from the 1930s through to the 1970s in the United States, are no more. Wiped out from life in education, they’ve been transcended in class by the transgendered and other members of the LGBT ranks, who now become societal firsts. It’s a fast moving world, one in which the ideal of sending children to learn ‘readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmatic’...
  • Obama eyes big change to rules on overtime pay

    05/05/2015 1:49:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 5, 2015 | ByARDEN FARHI
    Under current law, employers are required to pay time-and-a-half wages to employees working more than 40 hours a week only if they earn less than $23,660 annually. The Obama administration is intent on increasing - and likely more than doubling - that salary threshold, according to people briefed on the administration's plans. That change is likely to have significant impact on workers in retail and the food services industry, like a restaurant manger who earns $30,000 a year but works 60 hours a week. "We need a national wage floor that that rises each year, so that its purchasing power...
  • The Baltimore Democrats built

    05/05/2015 9:41:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2015 | By Marc A. Thiessen
    Martin O’Malley (D) says he plans to announce his presidential campaign in Baltimore. Perhaps he’ll used a burned-out police car or a looted storefront as his backdrop. The former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor tried to blame last week’s unrest on structural problems in our economy, outsourcing and a failure to invest in infrastructure. Nice try. The fact is, O’Malley and the Democrats own Baltimore and the disaster it has become. As one resident who met O’Malley at an inner-city food drive last week put it, “He’s walking into the aftermath of his legacy.” It’s not his legacy alone. The...
  • Kofi Annan: Eat Bugs To Stop Global Warming

    05/05/2015 7:19:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 5, 2015 | by Michael Bastasch
    Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan wants you to eat more insects. Why? It’s better for the environment and your health, he argues. “Keeping meat consumption to levels recommended by health authorities would lower emissions and reduce heart disease, cancer, and other diseases,” Annan told The Guardian Sunday. “And of course there are alternative sources of protein. For example, raising insects as an animal protein source,” Annan said. “Insects have a very good conversion rate from feed to meat. They make up part of the diet of two billion people and are commonly eaten in many parts of the world.”
  • Climate drives 'new era' in Arctic Ocean

    05/04/2015 2:11:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 4, 2015 | by David Shukman
    Changes in the Arctic Ocean are so profound that the region is entering what amounts to "a new era", according to Norwegian scientists. A switch from a permanent cover of thick ice will have far-reaching implications, they say. The Norwegian Polar Institute has been mounting an expedition to the Arctic Ocean during the year's coldest months. The director of the institute, Jan-Gunnar Wanker, said that measuring what happens in the winter was vital to improving scenarios for future climate change. "A new era has entered, we are going from old ice to young ice, thinner ice and the climate models...
  • Large Herbivores Will Be First To Go Extinct As Global Warming Increases

    05/04/2015 8:19:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Pioneer News ^ | May 2, 2015 | by Sergey Katin
    It turns out that one of the most immediate impacts of global warming may be the loss of large herbivores. Renowned professor William Ripple, of the College of Forestry with the Oregon Sate University, led a team of global wildlife ecologists to conduct an inclusive study researching data on the largest herbivores to walk our planet today. In response to the study, he says, “I expected that habitat change would be the main factor causing the endangerment of large herbivores. But surprisingly, the results show that the two main factors in herbivore declines are hunting by humans and habitat change....
  • Labor leader hopes Sacramento council, not voters, will set minimum wage

    05/01/2015 9:41:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Sacramento Business Journal ^ | May 1, 2015 | by Allen Young
    A Sacramento labor leader said Thursday he hopes the fate of a proposed $15 hourly minimum wage doesn't come down to a ballot-box battle. Fabrizio Sasso, executive director of the labor council, acknowledged that the ballot measure is a possibility. But he said the group is focusing for now on convincing the Sacramento City Council to adopt the minimum-wage proposal. An overwhelming majority of Sacramento residents favor the idea, he said. The labor group has set clear terms for the kind of council action it wants, however. Its leaders say a minimum-wage measure must: * Set a local minimum wage...
  • Limiting global warming to 2 degrees 'inadequate', scientists say

    05/01/2015 9:04:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | May 1, 2015 | By Laurie Goering
    Holding global warming to a 2-degree Celsius temperature rise will fail to prevent many of climate change's worst impacts, a group of $cientists and other expert$ warned Friday. With a 2-degree temperature hike, small islands in the Pacific may become uninhabitable, weather-related disasters will become more frequent, workers in many parts of the world will face sweltering conditions and large numbers of people will be displaced, particularly in coastal cities, the expert$ warned. The 2-degree goal is "inadequate, posing serious threats for fundamental human rights, labor and migration and displacement" the expert$ said in a series of reports commissioned by...
  • San Francisco set to introduce nation's highest minimum wage

    04/30/2015 4:09:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | April 30, 2015
    San Francisco is getting ready to raise its minimum wage to $12.25 an hour, a rate that will have the city joining Oakland as the locales with the nation's highest legally mandated pay for non-salaried workers. San Francisco's new minimum is set to go into effect on Friday. It was approved by voters as part of an initiative that will increase the minimum wage to $15 in 2018. The National Employment Law Project estimates that 142,000 workers will receive the higher wages.
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Says He Will Seek Democratic Nomination For President

    04/29/2015 6:39:05 PM PDT · by drewh · 38 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo! ^ | 39 minutes ago
    Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a self-described socialist and one of the most outspoken liberals in Congress, will seek the 2016 Democratic nomination for president, he told U.S. media on Wednesday. "I believe (voters) want a fundamental change so that government works for ordinary Americans and not just billionaires," Sanders told USA Today. He said he would make the announcement official on Thursday. Sanders also told the Associated Press in an interview he was running for president. With former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looming as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination in 2016, few other candidates have...
  • Los Angeles Latinas Fast to Raise Minimum Wage

    04/29/2015 2:23:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 29, 2015 | BY GRISELDA NEVAREZ
    Wednesday was Anggie Godoy's 14th day since eating her last meal: French fries covered with grilled meat, cheese and guacamole. She hasn't had anything to eat since then - just water. "There are days where it's good and there are days where it's bad," she said about her fast. But what keeps her going is knowing that she's fighting for something just as critical to her survival. The 19-year-old daughter of Guatemalan immigrants is among a group of women who are close to completing a 15-day fast in Los Angeles. They hoped to persuade city council members there to raise...
  • Sen. Patty Murray, Democrats to propose $12 federal minimum wage

    04/29/2015 2:07:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | April 29, 2015 | By Joel Connelly
    A phased-in, $12-an-hour minimum wage will be proposed Thursday by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., with Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on hand to offer support. As many as half or more of the Senate’s 46 Democrats are expected to support the proposal. The $12 wage is higher than the the $10.10-an-hour minimum wage proposed by President Obama. Once a bipartisan cause — the last minimum wage increase was passed by a Democratic controlled Congress and signed by President Bush — efforts to raise the current $7.25-an-hour federal wage have been blocked in Congress. Speaker...
  • Increased air conditioner use will add to global warming

    04/29/2015 1:38:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    Soon more than 1 billion consumers in developing nations will be able to buy their first air conditioner, increasing energy demand, says co-author of new study. Global warming will increase sales of air conditioners, which in turn will increase climate change, according to a forthcoming study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The growth of global economies will allow more consumers around the world to buy more comforts, including air conditioners, according to the researchers from the University of California Berkeley. The increased use of air conditioners, however, will require significantly more electricity. Air conditioning and global warming,...
  • Florida files Obamacare lawsuit

    04/28/2015 3:40:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 28, 2015 | BY PAIGE WINFIELD CUNNINGHAM
    Florida has filed a lawsuit charging the Obama administration is trying to force it to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. Kicking off a legal battle involving both Medicaid expansion and a separate pot of federal funding for hospitals, Attorney General Pam Bondi filed suit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The lawsuit was threatened last week by Gov. Rick Scott, who accuses the administration of trying to coerce him into expanding Florida's Medicaid program. Scott contends officials are pressuring him by threatening to halt an existing flow of federal funds used to reimburse hospitals for...
  • More Fatal Earthquakes to Come, Warn Climate Change Scientists

    04/28/2015 3:21:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 28, 2015 | BY ALEX RENTON
    The untold – and terrifying – story behind the earthquake that devastated Nepal last Saturday morning begins with something that sounds quite benign. It’s the ebb and flow of rainwater in the great river deltas of India and Bangladesh, and the pressure that puts on the grinding plates that make up the surface of the planet. Recently discovered, that causal factor is seen by a growing body of scientists as further proof that climate change can affect the underlying structure of the Earth. Because of this understanding, a series of life-threatening “extreme geological events” – earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis –...
  • The Result Of Cultural Marxism

    04/28/2015 11:40:06 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 6 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/28/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth…We can and we must write in a language which sows among the masses hatred, scorn, and the like towards those who disagree with us”, wrote Vladimir Lenin. The basis of Lenin’s statement is very much alive today within the Democrat party as they relentlessly attack and sow hatred towards cultural, moral, and religious institutions that conservatives hold dear. “This is the basis of the great cultural war we’re undergoing…. We are two countries now. We are two countries morally, culturally, socially, and theologically. Cultural wars do not...
  • Medicaid’s Tension: Getting Corporate Giants To Do Right By The Needy

    04/28/2015 8:47:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | April 28, 2015 | By Jay Hancock
    HARTSVILLE, Tenn. — Lynda Douglas thought she had a deal with Tennessee. She would adopt and love a tiny, unwanted, profoundly disabled girl named Charla. The private insurance companies that run Tennessee’s Medicaid program would cover Charla’s health care. Douglas doesn’t think the state and its contractors have held up their end. In recent years she says she has fought battle after battle to secure essential care to control Charla’s seizures, protect her from choking and tube-feed and medicate her multiple times a day. Washington regulators are about to initiate the biggest overhaul of Medicaid managed-care rules in a decade....
  • How the Fukushima Disaster Crippled Japan's Climate Plans

    04/28/2015 7:02:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | April 28, 2015 | by Tim McDonnell
    Japan used to have a pretty good reputation on climate change. Thanks to its robust industrial economy, it has the fourth-largest carbon footprint in the G20 nations. But it gets a sizeable chunk of its power from zero-carbon sources like hydro dams and, at least until the 2011 disaster at Fukushima, nuclear plants. In the aftermath of that disaster Japan decided to indefinitely shutter all of its nuclear power plants. The last one closed in September 2013, completely eliminating an energy source that had once provided nearly a third of the country's power. That hole has since been filled by...
  • EPA spends $84,000 to study churches that preach climate change

    04/28/2015 6:54:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 27, 2015 | By Elizabeth Harrington
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is spending $84,000 to study how churches can be used to combat climate change. A taxpayer-funded graduate fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is examining 17 faith-based institutions that have implemented "sustainability initiatives" in the hopes of developing workshops to teach pastors and other religious leaders how to change the behaviors of their congregants. "Climate change-which affects traditional faith-based efforts to improve human health, mitigate poverty and redress social inequity-is inspiring religious organizations to advocate for clean air and water, restore ecosystems, and conserve resources," a grant for the project, which began...
  • Cultural Marxism

    04/27/2015 7:06:16 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 10 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/27/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth…We can and we must write in a language which sows among the masses hatred, scorn, and the like towards those who disagree with us”, wrote Vladimir Lenin. The basis of Lenin’s statement is very much alive today within the Democrat party as they relentlessly attack and sow hatred towards cultural, moral, and religious institutions that conservatives hold dear. “This is the basis of the great cultural war we’re undergoing…. We are two countries now. We are two countries morally, culturally, socially, and theologically. Cultural wars do not...
  • Climate Change and Global Warming to Continue Unabated Despite 'Hiatus'

    04/27/2015 9:22:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Science World Report ^ | April 27, 2015 | by Catherine Griffin
    There's been a lot of speculation about what may have caused the global warming "hiatus" seen over the past several years. Now, though, scientists have found that this slowdown will make no difference to how much the planet will warm by 2100. "This much hyped global warming slowdown is just a distraction to the task at hand," said Matthew England, lead author of the new study, in a news release. "This shows that the slowdown in global warming has no bearing on long-term projections-it is simply due to decadal variability. Greenhouse gases will eventually overwhelm this natural fluctuation." In order...
  • Is There a Quiet Marxist Coup Craftily Hidden Beneath the Demand for Same-Sex Marriages?

    Same-sex Marriage leads to the repression of religion, loss of freedom of speech, a weakening of the marital-family leading to increased 'redistribution of wealth'. Haven't we seen this before in another form - an atheistic, socialist State?
  • The Secret Roots of Liberation Theology

    04/23/2015 6:15:39 PM PDT · by rmlew · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | April 23, 2015 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    History often repeats itself, and if you have lived two lives, as I have done, you have a good chance of seeing the reenactment with your own eyes. Liberation theology, of which not much has been heard for two decades, is back in the news. But what is not being mentioned is its origins. It was not invented by Latin American Catholics. It was developed by the KGB. The man who is now the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, secretly worked for the KGB under the code name “Mikhailov” and spent four decades promoting liberation theology, which...
  • Schwarzenegger Insists He's Not Turning Into Democrat, Explains GOP Skepticism Of Global Warming

    04/23/2015 9:59:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 23, 2015 | By Ryan Buxton
    During his time as governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger championed issues -- like environmental conservation and stem cell research -- that are often associated with a Democratic agenda. So when Schwarzenegger joined HuffPost Live, Ricky Camilleri asked if the bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-politician is now becoming a "closet Democrat." "No, not at all," Schwarzenegger answered. "The Democratic Party has done a good job in grabbing some of those issues so you think they're Democratic issues. Those are people's issues. I don't see the environment as a Democratic issue or as a Republican issue." Schwarzenegger pointed to Theodore Roosevelt, who protected public land and...
  • Migrant tragedies will worsen as climate changes push more from homes

    04/21/2015 7:16:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 21, 2015 | By Michael Werz and Max Hoffman
    The migrant crisis in the Mediterranean is symptomatic of deep dislocation in the Sahel region and sub-Saharan Africa — dislocation exacerbated by climate change. Climate change is affecting such basic environmental conditions as rainfall patterns and temperatures and is contributing to more frequent natural disasters like floods and droughts. Over the long term, these changing conditions can undermine the rural livelihoods of farming, herding and fishing. The resulting rural dislocation is a factor in people’s decisions to migrate. Migratory decisions are complex, of course, and nobody would argue that climate change is the only factor driving them. But climate change...
  • Dutch government taken to court on climate change

    04/14/2015 6:26:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 14, 2015
    Campaigners in the Netherlands are taking the government to court for allegedly failing to protect its citizens from climate change. The class action lawsuit, involving almost 900 citizens, aims to force the government to cut emissions faster. The first hearing opened in the Hague on Tuesday. It is said to be the first time in Europe that citizens have tried to hold a state responsible for alleged inaction on climate change. It is also believed to be the first case in the world in which human rights are used - alongside domestic law - as a legal basis to protect...
  • Here's What a Hillary Clinton Presidency Would Mean for Global Warming

    04/13/2015 3:11:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | April 13, 2015 | By Ben Adler
    It's strange to remember how bitterly divisive the 2008 Democratic presidential primary battle was. Hillary Clinton's and Barack Obama's platforms and ideological positioning were awfully similar. And on the chief difference between them—Obama's less hawkish foreign policy—the victor wiped away that distinction by appointing Clinton as secretary of state. Now Clinton has announced her candidacy and is poised to coast through the 2016 Democratic primaries as her party's prohibitive favorite. Would a Clinton presidency be essentially a third Obama term? On climate change and energy, it seems the answer is yes. For better and for worse, Clinton's record and stances...
  • Have We Passed the Point of No Return on Climate Change?

    04/13/2015 2:57:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Scientific American ^ | April 13, 2015 | By EarthTalk
    Dear EarthTalk: What is the best way to measure how close we are to the dreaded "point of no return" with climate change? In other words, when do we think we will have gone too far? — David Johnston, via EarthTalk.org While we may not yet have reached the “point of no return” - when no amount of cutbacks on greenhouse gas emissions will save us from potentially catastrophic global warming - climate scientists warn we may be getting awfully close. Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution a century ago, the average global temperature has risen some 1.6 degrees...