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  • Solar Energy's Real Problem

    05/26/2016 9:32:19 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 26, 2016 | Ryan Yonk and Devin Stein
    Ivanpah, the world's largest solar power plant located in California's Mojave Desert, caught fire last Thursday, causing damage to one of the plant's three towers. This latest engineering setback is the least of the plant's woes. Prohibitive economic realities are the true problem. Earlier this year, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decided to postpone its continued support of the struggling facility, which was touted as the future of solar power when it opened in 2014. But after receiving $1.6 billion in loan guarantees from the Department of Energy (DOE) and $535 million from the U.S. Treasury Department, the facility's...
  • Clinton adviser urged using hurricane to boost Obama's re-election bid

    01/08/2016 10:02:58 AM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/8/16 | The Guardian
    One of Hillary Clinton’s closest advisers told her that Barack Obama should use a deadly hurricane to boost his re-election campaign, a proposal that she agreed to pass on to the White House, a new tranche of emails reveals. Blair and Clinton transcripts reveal global concerns of two buddies Read more Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime friend of the Clintons, sent a memo in 2012 presenting a strategy for turning Hurricane Isaac to the Democrats’ political advantage by contrasting it with President George W Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
  • The Moral of Caesar [The Republic Was Dead Already]

    05/04/2015 3:59:48 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 21 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | May 2015 | Roger Kimball
    Caesar's death was more than the end of an extraordinary life; it was the end of an era. Karl Theodor von Piloty, The Murder of Caesar (1865), oil on canvas No country was ever saved by good men, Horace Walpole once observed, because good men will not go to the length that may be necessary. I thought often of Walpoles remark while reading Barry Strausss thrilling account of the assassination of Julius Caesar, which is full of robust men going to incarnadine lengths. [snip] I have always been slightly puzzled about what exactly Caesar did to rouse the murderous fury...
  • Gun control lessons from Lyndon Johnson (Lays out their game plan)

    12/16/2012 10:05:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2012 | Secretary Joseph A. Califano Jr.
    If ever there were a moment for President Obama to learn from history, it is now, in the wake of Fridays shootings at the elementary school at Newtown, Conn. The timely lesson for Obama, drawn from the experience of Lyndon B. Johnson the last president to aggressively fight for comprehensive gun control is this: Demand action on comprehensive gun control immediately from this Congress or lose the opportunity during your presidency. In the aftermath of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy (just weeks after the fatal shooting of Martin Luther King Jr. and only a few years after...
  • Some "Osama Killed" Celebrations Are Warmed Over Obama 2012 Rallies (Photos) (??)

    05/02/2011 9:05:07 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 44 replies
    NDTV-TV, New Delhi, India ^ | 2 May 2011 | NDTV-New Delhi, India
    Spot the Satanic Obama 2008 logo, again rearing its ugly head?? College students may well have an agenda I would say.Send your photos as well showing a revival of support for "The One" more so then celebrating a united AMERICAN MILITARY AND INTELLIGENCE AGENCY victory, more of a hoped-for conclusion on the WOT rather than a redoubled effort to proceed even further to get more Jehadi scalps (al-Awaki, al-Zawahiri), and fully support our US military and intelligence agencies first and foremost in the process.
  • Obama rips GOP as 'opportunists,' touts loan plan (to be created from bank bail-out TARP funds)

    02/02/2010 4:52:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 581+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/2/10 | Darlene Superville and Jennifer Loven - ap
    NASHUA, N.H. President Barack Obama branded Republicans on Tuesday as electoral opportunists more concerned about their own interests than the people's, taking a political risk by escalating criticism of the very lawmakers he's urging to work with him. The newly combative approach is a double-edged sword for Obama. Fearful of losses in the November congressional and gubernatorial elections, Democrats have been urging Obama to throw tougher punches at Republicans. Those calls grew louder after the Democrats' stunning loss two weeks ago of a Senate seat in Massachusetts, seen as an indictment of Democratic control over Congress and the White...
  • Democrats Accused Of Using Edward Kennedys Death To Promote Reform

    08/27/2009 11:36:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies · 481+ views
    London Times ^ | August 27, 2009
    August 27, 2009 Democrats accused of using Edward Kennedys death to promote reforms The Kennedy family gather in Hyannisport as the coffin of Senator Edward Kennedy is carried on the first part of its journey to Arlington National Democrats were accused of exploiting the death of Senator Edward Kennedy yesterday after immediately trying to use his name to revive President Obamas flagging attempt to overhaul the US healthcare system. Within hours of Mr Kennedys death on Wednesday leading Democrats were trying to turn it into a rallying point for healthcare reform something that he had called the cause of...
  • Former GOPer Mike Wants To Get Back In

    01/09/2009 6:07:37 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies · 1,785+ views ^ | January 9, 2009 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and SALLY GOLDENBERG
    Mayor Bloomberg has begun reaching out to city Republican leaders to gauge whether he could run on the GOP line in his re-election bid this year, several sources told The Post. The maneuvering began in the past two weeks, and sources said the mayor is expected to try to run on a major-party as well as a third-party line, likely one of his own creation.
  • Wilson: Val and I Threatened, And Not Just by Rush and Sean Fans!

    07/17/2006 7:38:31 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 87 replies · 3,075+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein July 17, 2006 - 21:58 Will the left wing please make up its mind as to the danger posed by conservative talk-show fans? As documented by MRC, in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing, liberals like Bryant Gumbel pointed the finger at conservative talk radio: "Right-wing talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh . . . and others take to the air every day with basically the same format: detail a problem, blame the government or a group, and invite invective from like-minded people. Never do most of the radio hosts encourage outright violence, but the extent...
  • Caption Durbin Schumer & Boxer making the most of high gas prices, for their own gain

    05/01/2006 6:31:19 AM PDT · by memorandum1 · 11 replies · 351+ views
    "U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL)(L), Charles Schumer (D-NY)(C) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) leave a news conference at a gas station in Washington April 26, 2006. They are calling on Republicans to join Democrats on legislation to lower the price of gas. REUTERS/Jim Young"
  • Reid and Levin on Fox News Channel...Enormous BARF Alert!! (LIVE THREAD)

    12/14/2005 7:30:04 AM PST · by Toonces T. Cat · 70 replies · 2,177+ views
    Fox News Channel | 12-14-2005 | Toonces T. Cat
    My blood is boiling! These human lice simply have no shame at all. How they can spew this flatly anti-American bilge is beyond me. Only tune in if you have the stomach for it...You have been warned! -Toonces
  • Making It In China

    08/11/2005 8:33:01 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 23 replies · 11,346+ views
    Business 2.0 ^ | 7/26/2005 | G. Pascal Zachary
    BUSINESs 2.OMaking It in China American entrepreneurs are overcoming cultural, regulatory, and other barriers to build fortunes in one of the greatest booms in history. Here's how they've done it, and how you can do it too.By G. Pascal Zachary,August 2005 Issue Seeing Barrett Comiskey lounging in the rooftop beer garden of Shanghai's fabled Peace Hotel at twilight, sipping his cool Tsingtao and gazing down at the hurly-burly street scene below, you may be tempted to call out, "Hey, buddy. You're dreaming." A year ago, Comiskey, 29, came to China to seek his fortune. He brought with him a Stanford...
  • Hatch: Senate Supports Stem Cell Research

    07/04/2004 10:50:05 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 15 replies · 504+ views
    AP ^ | 07/04/04 | AP
    Hatch: Senate Supports Stem Cell Research Sun Jul 4, 5:18 PM ET Add Politics - AP to My Yahoo! WASHINGTON - Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Republican supporter of embryonic stem cell research, said Sunday there is wide support in the Senate to ease the Bush administration's restrictive policy. Hatch said supporters have more than the 60 votes needed to end a filibuster, but he's unsure whether Congress would act "in this hot political atmosphere." The Utah senator predicted on CNN's "Late Edition" that the administration and supporters of the research would reach a compromise that would include moral and ethical...
  • USENET Responses to KABA's latest tripe

    10/16/2003 8:51:48 AM PDT · by Mike Haas · 25 replies · 555+ views
    Haas'GuidetoSmallArmsAmmunition USENET Responses to KABA's latest tripe Apparently KABA's "anti-NRA/send me money instead" schtick is getting old. Within a few minutes of KABA's latest pollution of the internet, their attack on Dave Kopel... > KOPEL CLUELESS: > Silveira Lawsuit Attacker is Shooting Blanks > by Roy Lucas > This is the rebuttal National Review Online's Editor repeatedly said > they would run, stringing us along for over a week, but now refuses > to run. This was ready to share over a week ago, but we waited based > on strong, clear assurances from NRO that they'd give us...
  • Whatever It Is, Theyre Against It

    05/13/2003 1:58:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies · 887+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, May 14, 2003 | David C. Stolinsky, M.D.
    Whatever It Is, Theyre Against It David C. Stolinsky, M.D. Wednesday, May 14, 2003 I don't know what they have to say, It makes no difference anyway. Whatever it is, I'm against it. Groucho Marx in Horse Feathers Total negativism is an appropriate attitude for Grouchos zany version of a college president. His ridiculous dance in an academic robe still makes us laugh. But negativism is not an appropriate attitude for citizens of a republic. It is still less appropriate for leaders of a great nation. And its not at all amusing. When a small child learns he can...
  • Muslims opt out of protests [Paterson, NJ]

    03/30/2003 7:01:12 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 27 replies · 603+ views
    Daily Record (NJ) ^ | 3-30-03 | Abbott Koloff
    <p>PATERSON -- Anti-war protesters said they had come to show support for the city's large Muslim community Saturday, but only a small group of people from the neighborhood joined them.</p> <p>Some Muslims, watching from across the street, said they were suspicious of the protesters' motives. They remembered the backlash against them after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks when radio talk shows spread apparently false rumors that there had been celebrations in Paterson.</p>
  • Frances comeback to Africa raises eyebrows

    02/27/2003 4:02:28 AM PST · by Clive · 5 replies · 183+ views
    PARIS - The French are back. If there was one clear message from the Franco-African summit in Paris last week, it was that France wants to renew ties with the worlds poorest continent and extend its influence beyond its old colonial backyard in west and central Africa. After taking a back seat since a controversial intervention that failed to halt Rwandas 1994 genocide, and may have helped many of those responsible to escape, President Jacques Chirac said war-torn Africa is again at the heart of French policy. "Some of you have had the impression that France was tending to distance...

    10/02/2002 11:09:44 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 3 replies · 329+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | October 2, 2002 | Alfredo Vivanco Gonzlez, USTIC. Coordinator
    REGARDING THE VISIT BY GOV. VENTURA TO CUBA -English Translation by RCB- EXPLANATORY NOTE FROM PABLO RODRIGUEZ CARVAJAL: October 2, 2002 This letter from Cuba was received by Martha Tamargo. Betty Smith translated it, mailed it, and telephoned the office of Governor Jesse Ventura in Minnesota to provide Mr. Ventura with the telephone number in Cuba to contact Mr. Alfredo Vivanco Gonzalez, U.S.T.I.C. Coordinator. My name is Pablo Rodriguez Carvajal, and I am a witness to the fact that all these was done with ample time. I am the one who decided to make this letter public to give the...