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  • Presidential eligibility of Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal challenged at Supreme Court

    02/05/2015 6:37:16 AM PST · by wtd · 279 replies
    MMDNewswire ^ | February 4, 2015
    PRESIDENTIAL ELIGIBILITY OF TED CRUZ, MARCO RUBIO AND BOBBY JINDAL CHALLENGED AT SUPREME COURTWashington D.C. (MMD Newswire) February 4, 2015 – The last of the legal challenges to the eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama to be President of the United States was docketed by Tracy A. Fair at the United States Supreme Court today. In a surprise move, Mrs. Fair argued in her Petition not that Obama was ineligible conceding that point was now moot. Instead, Mrs. Fair raised the question of the eligibility of declared Presidential candidates Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and Governor Bobby Jindal. In...
  • A Vatican Mulligan? (CDF's "Humanum" Conf. to reaffirm traditional man-woman marriage)

    11/09/2014 11:39:40 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | November 07, 2014 | John Paul Shimek
    The logo for the "Humanum" conference, to be held held November 17-19 at the Vatican’s Pope Paul VI Hall. (Photo: www.humanum.it/) In golf, a “do-over” is a called a “mulligan”. At the Vatican, might it be called a “post-synodal conference”? October’s Synod on the Family proved disappointing to many. Fraught with controversy and confusion, some believe church leadership missed an opportunity to propose clear and effective doctrine. Reportedly, bishops raised their voices. One pounded his fist on his desk in disgust. But a year out from next fall’s summit, some Vatican leaders are already trying to retake important ground,...
  • Condoms for a Cause

    09/29/2014 9:47:27 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 3 replies
    The Grommet ^ | 9-29-14
    "Lack of condoms is a global problem, and Sir Richard's was founded by a team of socially conscious entrepreneurs and designers who are committed to combatting the spread of sexually transmitted infections. They’re vegan-certified, and the silicone-based lubricant doesn’t contain any spermicide, parabens, or glycerin."
  • West Coast warming linked to naturally occurring changes

    09/23/2014 10:36:33 AM PDT · by buffyt · 26 replies
    L A Times ^ | 9/22/2014 | Tony Barboza
    Naturally occurring changes in winds, not human-caused climate change, are responsible for most of the warming on land and in the sea along the West Coast of North America over the last century, a study has found. The analysis challenges assumptions that the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has been a significant driver of the increase in temperatures observed over many decades in the ocean and along the coastline from Alaska to California. Changes in ocean circulation as a result of weaker winds were the main cause of about 1 degree Fahrenheit of warming in the northeast Pacific...
  • Live Maggots Found in Whole Foods Meat Case, Health Officials Say They’re Not Moving Fast Enough ..

    04/30/2014 6:50:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 68 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Maggots found in Whole Foods meat case, health officials say they’re not moving fast enough to fix the problem Whole Foods claims to be “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store,” and that they, “maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry.” Such claims might start to be questioned, however, after a disgusting discovery at one of their San Francisco locations on Monday, April 21. Last week, KRON 4 News exclusively reported that maggots were found in a meat case. Now, KRON 4 News is reporting that the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) claims Whole Foods hasn’t worked quickly enough to...
  • Series of small earthquakes rock Oklahoma in record seismic activity

    04/05/2014 10:12:26 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 20 replies
    Roto-Reuters ^ | 04/05/2014 | Carey Gillam
    Earthquakes rattled residents in Oklahoma on Saturday, the latest in a series that have put the state on track for record quake activity this year, which some seismologists say may be tied to oil and gas exploration. One earthquake recorded at 3.8 magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey rocked houses in several communities around central Oklahoma at 7:42 a.m. local time. Another about two hours earlier in the same part of the state, north of Oklahoma City, was recorded at 2.9 magnitude, USGS said. Those two were preceded by two more, at 2.6 magnitude, and 2.5 magnitude, that also rolled...
  • Yes, Jesus Would Bake A Cake for a Gay Person

    02/24/2014 5:51:18 AM PST · by xzins · 210 replies
    Red State ^ | February 21st, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Jesus Christ would absolutely bake a cake for a gay person. He’d bake a cake for a straight person. He’d bake a cake for a girl, a boy, a person who isn’t sure what they are, a black person, a white person — Jesus would bake that cake if it, in some way large or small, drew that person closer to Him. And Christians should too. Christians should show love and compassion to gays, straights, and everyone else. Christians should show God’s love in hopes of drawing people to a relationship with Christ. 95% of that may just be relationship...
  • Cruz (Lee) bill stops Obama from 'forcing' gay marriage onto states

    02/13/2014 1:01:53 PM PST · by xzins · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 13, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced a bill Thursday to ensure states don’t have to adhere to the federal definition of “marriage” and “spouse.” S. 2024, the State Marriage Defense Act, would require that the federal government give the same deference to the 33 states that define marriage as the union between one man and one woman as it does to the 17 states that recognize same-sex unions. “Under President Obama, the federal government has tried to re-define marriage, and to undermine the constitutional authority of each state to define marriage consistent with the values of its...
  • Sec. Kerry: U.S. deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act

    01/13/2014 2:49:33 PM PST · by xzins · 95 replies
    Secretary Kerry: U.S. deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act Deep Concern with Nigeria’s Enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC January 13, 2014 The United States is deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act. Beyond even prohibiting same sex marriage, this law dangerously restricts freedom of assembly, association, and expression for all Nigerians. Moreover, it is inconsistent with Nigeria’s international legal obligations and undermines the democratic reforms and human rights protections enshrined in its 1999 Constitution. People everywhere deserve...
  • What Is Natural, and Is It Better?

    11/18/2013 7:15:18 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 13 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 19 November 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    The word “natural” is treated in a way peculiar in the extreme. This perhaps reflects our confused ideas about nature, or perhaps darker, more sinister misconceptions are at work. There is a strange dichotomy between the positive connotation of “natural” in one realm (that encompassing health, food, medicine, environmental management, and the like) and the negative connotation of “natural” in another realm (social and political organization). If you use the adjective “natural” in conjunction with objects of the first group, eg natural remedies, natural substances, natural environment, it is almost invariably taken as a virtue, a good qualitative appreciation....
  • 'Dying' Russia Is On Pace To Record Natural Population Growth in 2013

    11/06/2013 5:47:34 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 5, 2013 | Mark Adomanis
    Rosstat recently released their latest batch of demographic statistics. Nothing particularly bizarre or unexpected happened, but the data show that births have held steady at their 2012 level while deaths have modestly decreased. This means that, if the trends from the January-September period are maintained for the entirety of 2013, Russia will record natural population growth of roughly 13,000, its first natural population growth since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Now in one sense natural growth of 13,000 out of a total population of 143,000,000 sounds puny and unimpressive. However, as I never tire of reminding people, it wasn’t...
  • Is Ted Cruz a natural-born citizen eligible to serve as president? [Yes! And I support him! JimRob]

    10/28/2013 7:19:34 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 279 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 10-29-13 | Sarah Helene Duggin | National Constitution Center
    "For Cruz, Schwarzenegger, and a number of other potential candidates, the Natural Born Citizenship Clause raises a critical question: Is anyone born outside the United States constitutionally eligible to serve as president?""
  • Yuck Yuck (Tucker Carlson and Charles Krauthammer excoriate Cruz over Obamacare defunding)

    09/23/2013 4:57:28 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9-23-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    Tonight on Special Report with Bret Baier both Tucker Carlson and Charles Krauthammer were excoriating Cruz over the issue of Obamacare defunding.  That's fine.If you think he's wrong or foolish or whatever, make the case.But as part of their arguments each brought up that Cruz was born in Canada.  Carlson mentioning that there were questions as to whether Cruz could be president and Krauthammer joking that Cruz could be Prime Minister of Canada.What did that have to do with anything?  The topic was defunding Obamacare and Senate strategy. .@TuckerCarlson @krauthammer What does Cruz being born in Canada have 2 do w...
  • Ted Cruz Releases Birth Certificate – Was Born to American Mother in Canada

    08/19/2013 8:49:38 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-19-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Dallas News Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released his birth certificate this weekend. The popular Republican was born in Canada to an American mother. TPM reported: In an effort to repudiate suggestions that he is ineligible to be president of the United States, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released his birth certificate Sunday to The Dallas Morning News. The birth certificate confirmed that the Texas Republican was born Dec. 22, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta. Because he was born to an American mother, Cruz instantly became an American citizen. But he also immediately became a Canadian citizen under the country’s law. Given his...
  • House Conservatives Push for Marriage Amendment After Supreme Court Ruling

    06/26/2013 3:58:01 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | Updated: June 26, 2013 | 2:01 p.m. | Matt Vasilogambros
    Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas, and other conservative members of Congress say they will attempt to introduce in the coming days a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Following the Supreme Court's ruling deeming the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, several Republicans expressed their disappointment with the decision and vowed to take action. Apparently, this means an amendment to the Constitution. "This Court has taken it upon itself the radical attempt to redefine marriage," Huelskamp said, standing outside the Supreme Court. "I think what gets lost in this judicial attempt to short-circuit the democratic process is the needs of our children…. Every...
  • Moments After DOMA Ruling – Gay Plaintiffs Promise Nationwide Push for Gay Marriage (Video)

    06/26/2013 8:36:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 26, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    That was quick. Moments After DOMA Ruling today by the Supreme Court- Plaintiff Sandy Stier in the Prop 8 case promised to keep pushing until gay marriage is legal in all states. “We want to thank the justices for overturning DOMA. It is so, so important for us and all families. And, we thank the justices for letting us get married in California. But that’s not enough. It’s gotta go nationwide. And we can’t wait for that day.“(VIDEO-AT-LINK)
  • You gotta be crazy to think the founders intended this.

    04/12/2013 8:22:32 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 319 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 12, 2013 | Mara Zebest
    L.A. County Cites 16 ‘Maternity Hotels’ Serving Asian Visitors LA Times reports the following: Following a flurry of complaints, Los Angeles County inspectors have cited 16 “maternity hotel” owners for illegally operating boardinghouses in residential zones.No major health or safety issues were found at the hotels, where women from Asia stay to give birth to U.S. citizen babies. But some of the facilities, which were in Rowland Heights or Hacienda Heights, were cited for building and fire code violations, according to a report released Thursday.
  • Woman portrayed in baseball movie 'The Natural' dies in obscurity at 83 (colorful crime history)

    03/17/2013 1:40:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Today Entertainment ^ | 3/17/13 | Don Babwin
    CHICAGO -- She inspired a novel and a movie starring Robert Redford when in 1949 she lured a major league ballplayer she'd never met into a hotel room with cryptic note and shot him, nearly killing him. After the headlines faded, Ruth Ann Steinhagen did something else just as surprising: She disappeared into obscurity, living a quiet life unnoticed in Chicago until now, more than a half century later, when news broke that she had died three months earlier. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Friday that Steinhagen passed away of natural causes on Dec. 29, at the age...
  • Bryce Harper's Day of Reckoning

    05/01/2012 11:35:14 AM PDT · by thurmant · 7 replies
    FixMLB.org ^ | 4/28/12 | Todd Thurman
    Today, Bryce Harper will be in a Major League uniform for the Washington Nationals as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. This day is a culmination of three years of hype surrounding him. After being the number one overall pick in 2010, he seemed to languish in the minor leagues. Most experts figured he would be called up late in the season to bolster the Nationals who would inevitably be out of contention and it would give him some low pressure big league at bats. That was not the case.
  • Mysterious Honey Discovered That Kills All Bacteria Scientists Throw At It

    03/13/2012 9:41:37 PM PDT · by Windflier · 54 replies
    WakingTimes.com ^ | February 10, 2012 | John Stapleton
    Australian researchers have been astonished to discover a cure-all right under their noses — a honey sold in health food shops as a natural medicine. Far from being an obscure health food with dubious healing qualities, new research has shown the honey kills every type of bacteria scientists have thrown at it, including the antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” plaguing hospitals and killing patients around the world. Some bacteria have become resistant to every commonly prescribed antibacterial drug. But scientists found that Manuka honey, as it is known in New Zealand, or jelly bush honey, as it is known in Australia, killed every...
  • Senate rejects plan to open Arctic refuge to drilling

    03/13/2012 3:09:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 13, 2012 | Sean Cockerham
    WASHINGTON _ The Senate on Tuesday resoundingly rejected a sweeping measure to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other protected areas to oil drilling, as well as to approve construction of the Keystone pipeline project. Tuesday's vote was the first time in four years that the Senate has voted on a measure including ANWR drilling, and it failed miserably.
  • NATURAL DISASTERS AND HUMAN HISTORY

    03/03/2012 7:39:34 AM PST · by RichSr · 10 replies
    sat march 3 2012 | Richard D Gregory Sr
    Storms; Tornadoes; Floods; Almost nationwide Fires; Earthquakes; Pollution worldwide; Corruption in High Places; Pestilences; Diseases that cannot be controlled; Ground Pollution from Oils and Gasoline; Government Run Amuck that Many will not try to correct; Rejection of GOD; AND Rejection of Israel by our people! I think Daniel called it Confusion of Face; when people are confused. You know; when people cannot make up their minds? Our political system is having a problem. This problem is also a national, or rather a Middle Eastern problem. We threw Israel under the bus, or rather, we are throwing Israel under, and God...
  • Is Marco Rubio eligible to be President?

    02/10/2012 6:27:16 AM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 168 replies
    Did Rubios parents become citizens before he was born?
  • BREAKING!!! Georgia Court to Hear Natural Born Citizen Case vs Obama

    01/03/2012 3:01:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 82 replies · 2+ views
    The National Patriot ^ | 1/3/12 | Craig Andresen
    The liberty Legal Foundation has announced that the case pending in Georgia, challenging Obama’s eligibility, has been ACCEPTED. This is great news considering Obama and his team of attorneys had been actively trying to have this case DENIED!! The Georgia court in agreeing to hear the case could well be setting the stage for other states in which quite similar cases are pending. Arizona and Tennessee both have such cases waiting right now. This case, in Georgia, deals specifically with the Natural Born Citizen issue. In a previous article, we brought up the Minor vs Happersett case from 1875 in...
  • The Agnew Funeral.

    12/23/2011 7:44:12 PM PST · by Danae · 51 replies
    Natural Born Citizen - Leo Donofrio Esq ^ | 12-24-2011 | Leo Donofrio
    Today we can finally bury, and lay to rest, the slander that Spiro Agnew, Vice President under Richard Nixon, did not meet the two citizen parent standard defined in Minor v. Happersett. I was at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. yesterday and today double checking the information I found at Princeton’s amazing Firestone library earlier this week. Before that, I was in Baltimore where I received a couple of important clues. A few weeks ago, I was researching this issue at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, only blocks from where Spiro Agnew grew up. I asked the head...
  • Israel Looks to Expand Navy to Protect Gas Interests

    10/20/2011 3:47:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/10/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    The IDF says it does not have enough ships to protect future gas rigs for new gas finds in the Mediterranean, but who will foot the bill? Israel’s discovery of large natural gas fields off its coast has raised tensions with Lebanon, which claims that some of the fields are in its sovereign waters. The Hizbullah terror organization, which dominates Lebanon's present government, and controls the southern reaches of the country, has threatened to attack Israeli natural gas interests. Turkey, amid the downturn in relations between Jerusalem and Anarka, has also taken an aggressive posture and started staking claims in...
  • No, Mr Garrett, porn is not 'completely natural'

    09/01/2011 9:36:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 1st, 2011 | Jenny McCartney
    I heard Benedict Garrett on the Today programme this morning: he’s the former teacher who doubled as a naked butler and porn star under the unlikely name of Johnny Anglais, and has since been told he can continue teaching (although not at the same time as his “adult” work). He seemed a nice chap, very well spoken, and freely said himself that last year he would have agreed that the combination of the two jobs was inappropriate. Since then, however, he has apparently received so many messages of support from fellow-teachers and members of the public that he had revised...
  • Women in Orbit

    08/31/2011 9:00:17 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 42 replies · 1+ views
    DiogenesLamp
    Birth in Space!
  • The shocking reality of the Somalian famine

    08/01/2011 12:11:25 AM PDT · by americanophile · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2011 | Brian Carroll
    They call it Bula Bakti, the Carcass Dump. Here, in 37-degree heat, we help to dig a grave for Osman, a seven-month old boy, who died of starvation in his mother’s arms the previous night. It is 12.45pm on Saturday, and before Osman’s body is committed to the earth, his mother brings us to her home — a hut made from tree branches tied together into a dome and covered with bits of plastic for a roof. Osman’s body lays on the mud floor; his mother, Mumini Ibrahim, sitting beside it, with Osman’s twin sister Kadida nestled against her breast....
  • Port of St. Helens a potential candidate for a terminal to export coal to Asia

    06/15/2011 1:02:35 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Oregonian, Oregon Live ^ | June 14, 2011 | Scott Learn, The Oregonian
    Legal documents indicate the Port of St. Helens is talking with a coal export terminal developer, the first sign that Oregon could be in the mix to export coal to meet ever-growing Asian demand. Evidence of Port of St. Helens interest in coal stems from a complaint filed by Columbia Riverkeeper, which opposes coal export, asking a judge to require the port to release coal-related documents. ... The activity has caught the attention of Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat with strong backing from environmental groups. In a statement to The Oregonian Tuesday, Kitzhaber stopped short of taking a position on...
  • USA: A Net Exporter of Natural Gas?

    06/09/2011 5:12:24 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 11 replies
    Newgeography.com ^ | 6/9/2011 | Christopher Mims
    Less than a decade ago, major American energy companies were investing billions in constructing new terminals for importing liquefied natural gas — the cooled, dense state of methane that makes it economical for it to be transported by ship. Today, some of those same companies are contemplating spending billions to retrofit those facilities in order to export LNG. What happened in the interim? Natural gas boomed in the U.S., thanks to major discoveries of unconventional gas deposits in shale rock and new extraction techniques. In 2011, the U.S. Energy Information Administration raised its estimate for “technically recoverable” natural gas reserves...
  • Native-Born Citizen Yes, But Gov. Bobby Jindal Is Not A Natural-Born Citizen

    05/22/2011 5:11:47 PM PDT · by EricaD · 109 replies · 1+ views
    Jefferson's Rebels ^ | 5/22/11 | EricaThunderpaws
    Original posted at http://jeffersonsrebels.blogspot.com/2011/05/native-born-citizen-yes-but-gov-bobby.html ~~~~~~~~ Gov. Bobby Jindahl is a good, conservative Governor for the State of Louisiana. Unfortunately, similar to Sen. Marco Rubio, Gov. Jindal cannot be classified as a natural-born citizen, and thus he also is not constitutionally eligible to run for President.  I know this is a sad thought for conservatives like myself, but if we wish to protect and uphold the Constitution, we must look to history for an explanation. Jindal was born in Louisiana, as his recently released birth certificate attests (below). However, at the time of his birth, both of his parents were recent...
  • Arizona bill seeks citizenship proof from all candidates [Obama not singled out, author says]

    04/18/2011 4:44:40 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 18, 2011 | Jacques Billeaud
    PHOENIX | The state of Arizona has moved onto contentious political territory once again with the legislative passage of a bill requiring President Obama and other presidential candidates to prove their U.S. citizenship before their names can appear on the state’s ballot. Opponents say Arizona’s bill, approved late last week, gives the state another black eye after lawmakers approved a controversial immigration enforcement law last year. Gov. Jan Brewer, who has until the end of business Thursday to act on the proposal, declined to say whether she would sign the measure, which would make Arizona the first state to enact...
  • Energy dependence: A completely unnecessary national security risk

    03/28/2011 6:37:26 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 10 replies
    The North Star National ^ | March 27th, 2011 | Herman Cain
    In the early 1970s, America’s dependence on foreign oil was a little over 20 percent. Today, our dependence on foreign oil is over 65 percent. We have become more and more energy dependent because we have never had a serious energy independence strategy, and we still do not have one. Energy independence is within our grasp because we have plenty of energy natural resources. We have billions of barrels of oil, plenty of natural gas reserves, more coal than any other country in the world, lots of places we could build dams for hydroelectricity and some of the safest nuclear...
  • The energy superpower (For fun, try to guess w/o reading who has more reserves than anyone on earth)

    03/28/2011 6:12:50 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    american thinker ^ | 3/28/11 | T. LIFSON
    According to the Congressional Research Service, which nation has the largest energy reserves of all? Surprise! It is the United States. Peter C. Glover of the Energy Tribune writes: In case anyone missed it, let me repeat something that is of a magnitude of 10 on the scale of news-quakes for Joe Public USA: America's combined energy resources are, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service (CSR), the largest on earth. They eclipse Saudi Arabia (3rd), China (4th) and Canada (6th) combined - and that's without including America's shale oil deposits and, in the future, the potentially...
  • Climate change is natural, and we don't have the data to predict it

    03/24/2011 3:25:15 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies
    mpls star tribune ^ | 3-19-11 | Jason Lewis
    Even on the heels of another nasty winter, the Obama administration hangs on to climate change as an article of liberal faith. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson remains steadfast in her desire to unilaterally impose massive new greenhouse-gas regulations on energy producers. And if that doesn't work, the administration is ready to move on costly "renewable-energy standards."
  • Dems seek EPA natural gas drilling controls on heels of exposé

    02/27/2011 11:56:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 131 replies · 1+ views
    the hill ^ | 2/27/11 | Ben Geman
    A top House Democrat is urging EPA to quickly toughen regulation of natural gas drilling following a New York Times report on the discharge of dangerous pollutants into rivers that supply drinking water. The Times – citing internal documents from EPA and elsewhere – claims that chemicals and radioactive elements in wastewater from gas projects are creating “dangers to the environment and health [that] are greater than previously understood.” Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) sent EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson a detailed letter Saturday calling for “immediate action.” “I am outraged that state and federal regulators were evidently well aware of the...
  • Greenest cars: natural gas Honda Civic GX, Nissan Leaf electric and, just barely, Chevrolet Volt

    02/15/2011 10:05:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 2/15/11 | Tiffany Hsu
    For a list of the greenest 2011 model-year vehicles, there sure are a lot of traditional gasoline engines among the top 12 cars ranked by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The council's 14th annual ratings of the most eco-friendly cars on the market include internal combustion models such as the Smart Fortwo, the Ford Fiesta and the Hyundai Elantra. (Snip) The battery manufacturing and disposal processes -– which can be emissions-laden and toxic -– were also factored into the calculations and knocked electricity-dependent vehicles down a few rungs.
  • Largest natural gas reserve discovered in Israel worth approximately $95 billion

    12/29/2010 5:36:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies · 9+ views
    haaretz ^ | 12/29/10 | Avi Bar-Eli, Lior Zeno and Yaron Cohen Zemah
    The largest reserve of natural gas, over 16 trillion cubic feet, has been discovered off the coast of Israel, and is estimated to be worth more than $95 billion, U.S. company Noble Energy Inc. announced on Wednesday. Noble Energy owns 39.66% of the prospective discovery, alongside Israeli partners Delek Group Ltd. units Avner Oil and Gas LP and Delek Drilling LP (22.67% each), and Ratio Oil Exploration (1992) LP with 15%. The reserve, Leviathon, is the largest amount of natural gas discovered in the world in the last decade and is located in approximately 5,400 feet (1,645 meters) of water,...
  • Why Obama is not first 'imposter' president and won't be the last

    08/09/2010 1:28:44 PM PDT · by Vendome · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | August 9, 2010 | John Blake
    "No one wants to admit that they got spanked in an election contest. It's always nicer to think the opponent somehow cheated the system. So yes -- Obama wasn't born here, Bush stole the election, Clinton won only because Ross Perot screwed up Bush's [the elder's] chances, Bush the elder won only because he demagogued Willie Horton. ... I could go back further."
  • Kagan dodges and weaves on natural rights

    07/03/2010 7:02:33 AM PDT · by kbennkc · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2 JUL 10 | Examiner Editorial
    Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is getting some flak because under questioning by Sen. Tom Coburn she refused to recognize "natural rights" outside of the U.S. Constitution, presumably including those mentioned in our Declaration of Independence. The Oklahoma Republican then asked Kagan if she believes American citizens have "a fundamental right" to own firearms for self-defense, which he noted the great English jurist William Blackstone described as a "natural right." Kagan responded by saying, "To be honest with you, I don't have a view of what are natural rights independent of the Constitution." Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/Kagan-dodges-and-weaves-on-natural-rights-97608954.html#ixzz0scxeC1U8
  • Hawaii elections official victim of vicious smears 'They have failed quite miserably"

    06/29/2010 1:40:59 AM PDT · by jdirt · 110 replies · 3+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 28, 2010 | Joe Kovacs
    The former Honolulu elections official who alleges Barack Obama was "definitely" not born in Hawaii and that no long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate even exists for the president in the Aloha State now says he's the victim of a vicious smear campaign, threatening his position as an instructor at Western Kentucky University. "There have been attempts by various parties, some bloggers and others to attempt to discredit [my] claims, but none of them has held up to any scrutiny or rebuttal," Tim Adams, the former senior elections clerk in 2008 for the city and county of Honolulu, is now telling WND.
  • Sarah Palin (DD-Alaska)?

    06/08/2010 8:32:42 PM PDT · by pissant · 195 replies · 561+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/8/10 | Lauren Falcone
    Hey Sarah Palin, I can see your cleavage from my house! Alaska’s former governor sported more Northern Exposure than usual at the Belmont Stakes race this weekend, sending the blogosphere into a tizzy, wondering whether Palin is exercising a woman’s right to (bigger) boobs. Palin and her husband, Todd, were in New York on Sunday to bet on their pick, “First Dude,” named after Palin’s husband. But it was Palin’s newfound perkiness, not her politics, that bumped “Heidi Montag” and “implants” off the Most Googled list.
  • Need a little Help, Looking for info on Natural CO2 emission and manmade.

    03/21/2010 6:31:48 AM PDT · by jafojeffsurf · 14 replies · 297+ views
    N/A | 3/20/2010 | N/A
    Looking for some help, Need info on percentage of human/manmade made CO2 compared to natural. I'm having trouble finding a static on the percentage of man made compared to natural. Thanks for any help
  • Flow Chart Explaining the 14th Amendment and Natural Born Citizen

    03/15/2010 5:39:17 PM PDT · by BorderRaven · 33 replies · 1,068+ views
    2010-03-15 | silverbull8
    Flow Chart Explaining the 14th Amendment and Natural Born Citizen http://www.scribd.com/doc/28422369/USCitizen-14th-NBC
  • Scientists discover natural flu-fighting proteins

    12/17/2009 3:32:36 PM PST · by decimon · 12 replies · 719+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 17, 2009 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. researchers have discovered antiviral proteins in cells that naturally fight off influenza infections, a finding that may lead to better ways to make vaccines and protect people against the flu. They said a family of genes act as cell sentries that guard cells from an invading influenza virus, the team reported on Thursday in the journal Cell. "This prevents the virus from even getting into the cell," said Stephen Elledge of Harvard Medical School and a Howard Hughes Investigator at Brigham & Women's Hospital. "It is out there fighting the flu all of the time," Elledge...
  • Any Freepers who own solar panels or co-gen?

    09/16/2009 8:55:30 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 62 replies · 1,660+ views
    None ^ | 16 Sept 2009 | self
    I'm looking at my electrical bill and was wondering if it might be worthwhile for me to investigate either solar or natural gas co-generation systems to reduce the monthly bill. Are there any freepers who have walked this path and can give advice? I live in Colorado where NG is locally produced and relatively cheap and I get 6 hrs of sunlight per day on average.
  • ADHD - holistic or meds

    08/30/2009 12:58:54 PM PDT · by urroner · 26 replies · 846+ views
    In another thread, I happen to mention a problem that exists between an ex-wife of mine and our youngest son. He has ADHD. Several years ago, he was on meds and he was doing well. He was getting nearly straight A's and had plenty of friends, but his mother didn't like him taking meds so she, on her own, just took him off of them and took him to see a holistic doctor. Well, she has actually taken him to see several and it's not working. The quacks, errr, doctors made huge promises and charged big bucks and the results...
  • Kerchner et al v Obama & Congress et al - Docket Report

    08/19/2009 2:04:21 PM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 5 replies · 1,085+ views
    Motion set for 8/17/2009
  • Offences against the Law of Nations

    08/08/2009 12:50:30 PM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 29 replies · 1,308+ views
    US Congress Senate ^ | 1787 | US Founding Fathers
    The Congrees shall have power: To define and punish .....Offences against the Law of Nations. The LAW OF NATIONS is capitalised, so it is referring to the book by Vattel which says that the President should be born in the USA of (two) Parents who were US Citizens.