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  • Another Rebranding: From 'global warming' to 'climate change' to 'climate restoration'

    04/16/2018 9:58:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/16/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The increase in the atmospheric trace gas of CO2 has so far failed to deliver the catastrophic consequences predicted by the alarmists like Al Gore.  The headlines about "the end of snow" are now an embarrassment after a winter of abundant frozen precipitation.  At least a  decade ago, the fraudsters relabeled their purported peril "climate change," allowing any unusual weather to be blamed on mankind's use of fossil fuels. Now another rebranding is being proposed.  Michael Walsh noticed, at PJ Media: The Left, in the form of the think thank RAND, has gone full Luddite: Since the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,...
  • And the Democratic Party frontrunner for president in 2020 is...uh-oh

    04/16/2018 9:55:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/16/2018 | Rick Moran
    As unpopular as Donald Trump is, as much as he's hated by Democrats, and as much as he is a target of the media, the president may well win a second term in 2020. Why?  Polls show that the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 is former vice president Joe Biden. Biden has been running for president since at least 1988.  He will be a few days short of 78 years old on election day in 2020.  That he is the frontrunner says a lot about the Democratic Party, even in the age of Trump. Politico: What Biden should...
  • Global warming to lead to more volcano eruptions, researchers warn

    04/16/2018 9:43:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies ^ | April 16, 2018 | by Sean Martin
    GLOBAL warming could lead to huge volcanic eruptions across the globe which could wipe out millions of people, researchers have warned. Scientists state that the world is steadily warming, which is leading to the polar ice caps melting. However, as the ice in the north and south poles continues to melt, this could lead to the eruptions of volcanoes. This is because ice sheets and glaciers can help to maintain the structure of volcanoes and mountains. Gioachino Roberti, a PhD student at the University of Clermont Auvergne, said: Imagine the ice like some sort of protective layer when the...
  • FEC hit with lawsuit over ignoring civil complaint accusing Clinton, DNC in election scheme

    04/16/2018 9:42:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16, 2018 | Perry Chiaramonte
    EXCLUSIVE: The Hillary Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee allegedly used state chapters as strawmen to launder as much as $84 million in an effort to circumvent campaign donation limits, and the Federal Election Commission ignored complaints exposing the practice, a lawsuit filed Monday claims. The Committee to Defend the President (CDP), a political action committee formally known as Stop Hillary PAC, filed its complaint with the FEC in December 2017 with the claims that the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) solicited cash from big-name donors, and allegedly sent that money through state chapters and back to the DNC before...
  • Black men's arrests at Philadelphia Starbucks prompt city probes amid national outcry

    04/16/2018 9:40:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies ^ | 4/14/18 | Patricia Madej, Joseph N. DiStefano & Jacob Adelman
    Philadelphias mayors office and Police Department have begun separate investigations into the arrest of two African American men waiting to meet an acquaintance at a Center City Starbucks on Thursday after a video of the incident was widely shared on social media, triggering national outrage.
  • China, Japan agree to further improve ties, expand cooperation..........

    04/16/2018 9:40:10 AM PDT · by caww · 4 replies
    xinhuanet ^ | 4/16/2018 | Mu Xuequan
    China attaches importance to the positive remarks made by Abe on the Belt and Road Initiative, and Japan joining the Belt and Road construction will open up new space for bilateral economic cooperation, and China is willing to discuss with Japan the proper and concrete ways for it to participate in the initiative. The two sides should enhance communication and coordination to oppose trade protectionism, safeguard the global free trade system centered on the World Trade Organization (WTO), and help create an open world economy, Wang said. Abe, for his part, said that Japan attaches high importance to its relationship...
  • The courts are deciding who's to blame for climate change

    04/16/2018 9:38:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 16, 2018 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    Oil companies? The government? The public? All of the above share the blame. There are numerous ongoing legal challenges in an effort to determine whos responsible for climate change. Exxon is under investigation by state attorneys general, cities are suing oil companies over sea level rise costs, and Our Childrens Trust is suing the federal government for failing to protect their generation from climate change. At the heart of these legal challenges lies the question who bears culpability for climate change and liability for its costs and consequences? The case against the fossil fuel industry largely relies on proving...
  • Trump seeks to limit access to records seized in FBI raid

    04/16/2018 9:24:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 16, 2018 9:49 AM ET | Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister
    The porn actress Stormy Daniels is expected to attend a court hearing in New York on Monday where a U.S. judge is hearing more arguments about President Donald Trumps extraordinary request that he be allowed to review records seized from his personal lawyers office as part of a criminal investigation before they are examined by prosecutors. The raid carried out last Monday at Michael Cohens apartment, hotel room, office and safety deposit box sought bank records, records on Cohens dealing in the taxi industry, Cohens communications with the Trump campaign and information on payments made in 2016 to former Playboy...
  • Why some Democrats are rooting for the Chinese on trade....

    04/16/2018 9:24:13 AM PDT · by caww · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2018 | Rep. Ron Estes
    Democrats are carrying the water for the Chinese in their effort to separate the president and Republicans from their political base..... This rhetoric is precisely what the Chinese hoped to hear when they announced tariffs on 106 America products Whats surprising is how many Democrats in rural and Midwest states seem to not only want a trade war but want the Chinese to win..... They are so obsessed with Trump failing theyre willing to sacrifice American agriculture on the altar of the #Resistance. The global economy doesnt have a reverse gear. Trump is putting America in the drivers seat and...
  • I hope she says I'm an idiot but an honest idiot: Comey's message for Hillary Clinton

    04/16/2018 9:20:37 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 30 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 16, 2018 | Nikki Schwab
    I hope she says I'm an idiot but an honest idiot: Comey's message for Hillary Clinton as he says he joked that 'nobody gets out alive' of her email probe Former FBI Director James Comey says he hopes Hillary Clinton reads his new book so she better understands why he made certain decisions Comey spoke at length about what led him to send a letter to Congress on October 28, 2016, saying the Clinton email probe was being reopened Comey said he believed concealing such a move would be 'catastrophic' to the FBI, while telling Congress would be 'really bad'...
  • In Paris, Trudeau defends benefits of EU-Canada trade deal

    04/16/2018 9:18:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 16, 2018 10:51 AM EDT
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron have discussed a renewed economic partnership to boost growth, jobs and investments in their two countries. [] Trudeau said we already see the results of the new trade rules, called the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CETA). Canadian imports from France have increased 4 percent last year and Canadian investments in France have jumped 23 percent, he said.
  • Further Excerpts from James Comeys book, If the Existing ones are Anything to Go On

    04/16/2018 9:14:25 AM PDT · by Cecily · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 13, 2018 | Alexandra Petri
    In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God, and then, on Dec. 14, 1960, I, James Comey, was born. The initials, as Reinhold Niebuhr would tell us, are no coincidence. I have been called a human humblebrag. I certainly couldnt speak to the truth of that statement, except to say that where I come from, we dont like bullies and their mean words. Bullies are mean and small, not like myself (I stand 6-foot-8, with a head of lush dark hair and eyes that pierce into the souls of everyone I...
  • The Internet has bigger problems than Facebook, and it's Obama's fault.....

    04/16/2018 9:08:43 AM PDT · by caww · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2018 | Mark Grabowski
    If you think Facebook has problems, theyre nothing compared to the fiasco at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Americans should be far more alarmed about whats happening with the obscure, private California company that oversees the Internets backbone. "ICANNs " gross mismanagement of behind-the-scenes technical operations threatens the security, interoperability, and openness of the entire Internet, industry experts warn. Unlike the Facebook situation, however, there may not be much lawmakers can do. President Barack Obama paradoxically decided ICANN was better off without any government intervention. ICANN now has absolute control of key Internet infrastructure and answers to...
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR alive. [FReepathon XVI]

    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR alive. Don't put it off. Get your donations in early and let's wrap this baby up in under 30 days!! Wouldn't that be great? And then we can concentrate on the task at hand. Build the wall, enforce the law, deport them all!! End sanctuary cities!! End anchor babies!! End chain migration!! Continue cutting regulations, cutting government, cutting spending and cutting taxes!! Continue bringing back capital, manufacturing, jobs and the economy!! Continue appointing constitutional conservative judges and restoring the constitution and our religious freedom!! Continue rebuilding and strengthening our military!!...
  • College hosts 3-day conference featuring propagandists from socialist Venezuelan government......

    04/16/2018 8:58:07 AM PDT · by caww · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 14, 2018 | John Patrick
    College in California has taken 'brainwashing' students to a new level by hosting official propagandists from Venezuelas communist regime........ a series of talks that featured propagandists from Venezuelas totalitarian communist regime, designed to misinform students about the true realities of communism, as well as promote anti-American values and blame the United States for the worlds problems. While many college students at Scripps were likely treated to a whitewashed view of communism in their classrooms this week, they would be wise to do their own research and see how Venezuelan citizens are actually faring under their totalitarian rule.
  • Parkland Student Activist David Hogg Teases Another Boycott: Stay Tuned

    04/16/2018 8:56:57 AM PDT · by yoe · 48 replies
    The Wrap ^ | April 16, 2018 | Jon Levine
    Parkland, Florida shooting survivor David Hogg announced Monday that he would launch another boycott sometime later this week following his successful campaign against Fox News host Laura Ingraham. Going to announce another boycott this week Stay tuned, the high school senior tweeted along with a gif of a nervous Kermit the Frog.
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    04/16/2018 8:51:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
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  • David Hogg Calls For Another Mass WalkoutOn 4/20

    04/16/2018 8:46:48 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 94 replies
    ChicksontheRight ^ | 3/15/18 | Hannah Bleau
    David Hogg is calling for another student walkout, because he has nothing better to do and is probably super irritated that America couldnt care less what he has to say about the Second Amendment. Its not going anywhere. A bunch of emotionally-driven kids JK, ADULTSHogg is an ADULT now arent changing that. But here we are. Hogg hasnt gotten enough attention lately, and AR-15s are still legal, so another walkout it is! He REFUSES to allow his 15 minutes of fame to die out! Its been just over 2 months. We have walked out of school and now, on 4/20,...
  • Heather McDonald Faults Study On School Discipline

    04/16/2018 8:45:33 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 16, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Most media outlets reported on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on disparities in school discipline without much follow up, but Manhattan Institute fellow Heather McDonald took a closer look at federal school and crime data and found the GAO study misleading, to say the least. "The GAO found that black students get suspended at nearly three times the rate of white students nationally, a finding consistent with previous analyses," MacDonald wrote in the City Journal on April 6, 2018. "The Obama Education and Justice Departments viewed that disproportion as proof of teacher and principal bias." "Administration officials used litigation...
  • Rep. Ted Lieu forced to delete CREEPY AND INAPPROPRIATE tweet to Kyle Kashuv

    04/16/2018 8:31:13 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 3/15/18 | Greg P
    Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) was forced to delete a tweet on Sunday where he invited Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv to come out to California and get high on marijuana once hes 21: