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  • The Algore effect, Freeze Warning for Eastern Hampshire, MA

    04/28/2012 3:57:31 PM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies
    FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 AM EDT SUNDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 AM EDT SUNDAY. THE FREEZE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * LOCATIONS... NORTHERN CONNECTICUT... NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND AND MUCH OF MASSACHUSETTS. * HAZARDS... FREEZING TEMPERATURES. * TEMPERATURES... RANGING FROM THE MID 20S TO THE LOW 30S. * TIMING... AFTER MIDNIGHT THROUGH 10 AM. * IMPACTS... FREEZING CONDITIONS COULD KILL ANY CROPS OR OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.
  • Decorah Eagles

    04/23/2012 4:50:06 AM PDT · by mkmensinger · 7 replies
    For those who don't know, this is a webcam of a bald eagles' nest in Iowa. There are three chicks growing up. It's fascinating to watch mom & dad taking care of them.
  • George Carlin: Earth Day

    04/22/2012 8:33:03 AM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    A classic Earth Day rant from George Carlin. Language warning.
  • The Endangered Polar Bear Hoax (they are thriving, actually)

    04/21/2012 12:46:28 PM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    The Nav Log ^ | 4/21/12 | Keith
    World Wildlife Fund's Latest Whopper On the WWF site: "Tracking Polar Bears in the Arctic "Of the 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears left in nature, only a handful are tracked by scientists via satellite radio collar. Finding a collared bear in the wild is a rare and random occurrence. So when WWF's Elissa Poma came across one on an uninhabited island in the high Arctic of Svalbard, Norway, it was special. Read about this polar bear encounter and find out how WWF tracks this threatened species in the Arctic." ...Of the 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears left in nature... BZZZTT!...
  • What did pass the Maryland General Assembly

    04/11/2012 5:15:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2012 | Greg Masters
    Although negotiations over a package of tax increases and a proposed casino collapsed Monday night, the Maryland General Assembly passed a lot of bills this session — 791, to be exact. Of those, 96 percent were passed in the last week, including hundreds in the hours and minutes before midnight on Monday. Here are some highlights from the 90-day session’s last day: STORMWATER FEE The Senate spent much of the session’s waning hours fiercely debating a stormwater fee bill that was on few people’s radar earlier in the session. The bill requires localities to fund projects to reduce polluted runoff...
  • Global warming alarmism becoming much less alarming

    04/11/2012 4:47:43 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 1 replies
    We’ve noticed a growing trend: global warming alarmism is becoming much less alarming. Maybe it’s the Cry Wolf syndrome. Maybe it’s just taking notice of reality. Maybe it’s only a fad that’s run its course. Nevertheless, there’s more evidence every day: . . .
  • Souls & Rivers of Faith (With Ghost EVP's)

    04/05/2012 5:22:47 PM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski's Youtube Classics ^ | 4-5-2012 | Revski
    This is a classic signature o7jimmy video with scenic views children singing and a few ghost EVP’s (Electronic Voice Phenomenon)!
  • Ruger Mini 14

    03/29/2012 4:54:07 PM PDT · by pfflier · 88 replies
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    Do any Freepers out there have an opinion on the Ruger mini 14 .223 ranch or tactical carbine? I researched online and comments are good.
  • Last Frontier Women Don’t Tolerate Misogynists (Sarah Palin)

    03/24/2012 9:43:14 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Facebook.com ^ | March 24, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Two fellow Alaskan women, Kirsten Powers and Penny Lee, penned a letter to the New York Times calling out misogynist attacks on women in public life. They included this interesting aside: “Coincidentally we both hail from Alaska — where women are treated as equals — so perhaps our threshold for this kind of behavior is less than here in the Lower 48.” As an Alaskan woman, I completely agree. Women up here do not tolerate the sexist stereotyping and behavior. Up here, I’m constantly around commercial fishermen who curse like sailors, oil field workers with hardcore blue collar work ethics,...
  • Incredible video footage of kids jumping out of trees into a pond

    03/22/2012 6:36:50 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 13 replies
    Dylan's Madness ^ | 3-22-12 | Dylan Wade
    Here's a one minute video edit by Dylan Wade of he and his friends having tons of fun doing acrobatic jumps out of trees into a pond. It incorporates Twixter slow motion and pinpoint sync to the music. Warning: When you view this video it either will make you feel 10 years younger, or it may scare another couple of years on to you.
  • Does Mary Appear in the Night Sky this Feast of the Annunciation?

    03/21/2012 10:36:42 AM PDT · by Catholickerry · 7 replies
    Daniel O'Connor's Blog ^ | 3/21/2012 | Br. Joshua at Holy Apostles College & Seminary
    On March 25, 2012, millions of Christians (Catholic and Orthodox) will celebrate the “Annunciation” – which commemorates the conception of Jesus. This March 25, there will be a neat astronomical arrangement in the sky, that seems to mesh nicely. See the description below: The sky will be spectacular in the west after sunset on March 25, 2012, with the waxing crescent moon and the planet Jupiter very close to each other in the evening twilight sky. Plus Venus is nearby – the sky’s brightest planet. You’ll see Jupiter and the moon below Venus in the west after sunset. The famous...
  • Pool-mageddon avoided — for now

    03/16/2012 7:29:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 15, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>The Justice Department on Thursday issued a 60-day stay of execution for hundreds of thousands of public pools which had been required to install ramps and wheelchair lifts by today or else face lawsuits over violating disability laws.</p>
  • STILL: A super slow motion edit by Dylan

    03/13/2012 3:52:55 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 1 replies
    Dylan's Madness ^ | 3-13-12 | Dylan Wade
    This was a one day project, and to tell you the truth, this time the filming was the hard part. It was so hot outside and I had to push myself for around 45 minutes to do my best on the trampoline. Anyways, any video I make like this is because the song inspired me to use this kind of footage. Not the other way around. Also, the intro part was the only part that really turned out the way I hoped it would. The trampoline stuff could've been better, but I decided to keep it simple and not add...
  • One talented homeschooler: This 16-year-old made this coolest xtreme sports video!

    03/10/2012 5:24:14 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 15 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 3-10-12 | CleanTV
    Do you want to see an amazing video editing job by a 16-year-old homeschooler from North Carolina? Dylan of “Dylan’s Madness” captures ski jumpers having the epitome of xtreme fun. He choreographs each move, shifts to ultra-slow motion and synchs young, upbeat music to the skier’s every move. How on earth he edited this in less than 5 hours is beyond me. Cool stuff. Enjoy. Link to video at CleanTV.com: http://www.cleantv.com/web/ProgramDetail.aspx?pid=423
  • Spear Fishing FAIL

    03/05/2012 1:02:34 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 5, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Bonus Stupidity: teasing your African Bullfrog FAIL: [YouTube] Those things tip the scales at 4-5 lbs! Video/more at Reaganite Republican h/t Robert
  • 7 Most Incredible Tank Graveyards on Earth

    02/26/2012 4:27:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies · 3+ views
    7 Most Incredible Tank Graveyards on Earth In certain corners of the globe you'll find the strangest of military cemeteries – places filled not with the bodies of fallen troops but littered with the carcasses of abandoned tanks. These once-formidable weapons of war no longer strike fear into the hearts of opposing forces; their days of rolling inexorably onwards on the teeth of steel tracks are over. Now, the armor of these behemoths is rusting and corroded, their hatches all but sealed from lack of use, and their controls never again to be manned by commanders in battle. WWII tank...
  • Home With a Smile

    02/23/2012 8:41:39 AM PST · by Revski · 8 replies
    Revski's Youtube Classics ^ | 2-23-2012 | Revski
    Inspirational Christian animation, also background sound of this video is taken from a childhood place (Chepachet River) in Chepachet R.I.! (Reworked-Redone)
  • Global warmists on the ropes

    02/21/2012 12:34:12 PM PST · by landsbaum · 2 replies · 1+ views
    We wrote over the weekend about the “Global-warming skeptics gaining upper hand” and heard from readers who agree with and applaud the news, which always is good to hear. Then we were delighted to see the latest in the back-and-forth dueling columns in the Wall Street Journal advance the cause with clarity and truth. In short, the esteemed scientists who sparked the back-and-forth commentary in the Journal’s pages, summed up their case against global warming alarmism thus: . . .
  • Some deep thoughts as Valentine’s Day approaches

    02/12/2012 6:25:02 PM PST · by girlangler · 21 replies
    samcook.arevoices.com ^ | 2/10/12 | Sam Cook
    It’s so difficult to know what to give her. Every Valentine’s Day, I struggle with the decision. She knows I love her. That is not a question. I tell her how much she means to me nearly every day. But on Valentine’s Day, she deserves something special, something tangible that conveys the depths of my feelings for her. I often ask other guys for suggestions, but none of their ideas seem to be what I’m looking for. I’ll tell you what she likes. She likes it best when we just go for a long walk together. Just the other evening,...
  • White House hubris

    02/08/2012 4:05:46 PM PST · by kathsua · 2 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 2/4/12 | GREGORY BONTRAGER
    The keystone pipeline was one of the most well studied, environmentally safe projects in modern history. It was not blocked by Obama because of environmental concerns, it was simply another casualty in a long list of cynical vote-getting ploys to appease Obama's radical base of support, the American People be damned. It is clear: Our Chicago politician considers his re-election more important than American jobs or energy independence. Better to dump billions into Solyndra and a host of other feel-good, politically correct scams. This administration has gone beyond corrupt or incompetent; it is placing the survival of the United States...
  • Judicial Activism Jeopardizes Jobs

    02/02/2012 10:34:05 AM PST · by 92nina
    Property Rights Alliance ^ | 2012-01-27 | Paul Petrick
    Last year the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals once again used the Clean Water Act to bludgeon industry and property owners. In Georgia-Pacific West, Inc. v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center, the nation’s most infamous appellate court held that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had been misinterpreting its own regulations for more than three decades. The EPA has traditionally considered the cultivation of trees to be an agricultural activity. The jurists of the Ninth Circuit have determined that they have the expertise to overrule decades of regulatory precedent and deem forestry a manufacturing activity. Unfortunately for the two and half million...
  • Juvenile red ratsnake

    01/29/2012 1:15:22 PM PST · by Silentgypsy · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Photobucket ^ | 01/29/2012 | Silentgypsy
  • Outdoors advocate & defender, Judge Bob Moon, 60

    01/26/2012 1:30:27 PM PST · by girlangler · 16 replies
    The Outdoor Pressroom ^ | 1/26/12 | several
    Outdoors advocate & defender, Judge Bob Moon, 60 Popular Hamilton County (Chattanooga, Tenn.) General Sessions Court Judge Bob Moon, known for his outdoors advocacy and strict dealings with game law violators, died Wednesday from an apparent heart attack. He was 60. In 2008, Judge Moon made national headlines when he advised a woman who had been pulled from her car and beaten in the head to "purchase a weapon, obtain a gun permit and learn to protect yourself." He will be missed. Richard Simms at Nooga.com.
  • Amazing time-lapse video: Aurora Borealis at Tromvik Norway (12 hours ago)

    01/22/2012 9:27:58 PM PST · by bd476 · 26 replies
    Vimeo Video ^ | January 22, 2012 | Helge Mortensen
    This is astonishing beauty. One has to believe in God when seeing such splendor! Here's another time-lapse video of the aurora borealis from tonight in Norway: Aurora Time lapse from Kattfjorden (Norway) Here is the photographer who got these beautiful shots: Helge Mortensen Tromsø, Norway arcticshooter.blogspot.com/ I mostly shoot the aurora borealis/Northern lights in the winter season. In the summer I really enjoy the midnight sun and the incredible light you get. I take all kind of pictures but my sweet spot is landscapes that includes the ocean. I do bracketed shots if it benefits the image. But I...
  • What You Know

    01/22/2012 9:00:37 AM PST · by EnglishCon · 17 replies
    EnglishCon ^ | 01/22/12 | EnglishCon
    I play with various TSHTF scenarios all the time. Anything from a worldwide plague to a zombie apocalypse to WW3. It is both my delight as a writer, and my duty as a father. Most are, objectively, ridiculous. Zombies don't exist, the chances of a war are still small, thanks to MAD being the default defense, and it is highly unlikely that a team of miners will release Fenrir any time soon(1). Yet I am concerned enough by the probables - an economic melt down with the associated unrest and possible dictatorship - to take precautions. A stockpile of food,...
  • Slope Dope: Mammoth Mountain Military Operation

    01/21/2012 2:33:57 PM PST · by thecodont · 1 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Jan 20 at 5:32 pm | Posted By: Michelle Devera
    Mammoth Mountain couldn’t have asked for better weather for next week’s Operation Mountain Freedom, in which injured active duty servicemen and women and veterans learn how to ski or snowboard with the help of adaptive equipment. Since 2007, the resort, along with Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, has hosted the military and their families for a week of lessons, motivational speakers and community-building events. “It’s a gateway to learning what is possible,” says Cara Leonard, associate director of the nonprofit. “So many people that come through this program are able to look at what they accomplished, whether it’s skiing or snowboarding,...
  • Supremes Question EPA Supremacy

    01/19/2012 1:20:28 PM PST · by 92nina · 9 replies
    Property Rights Alliance ^ | 2012-01-17 | Paul Petrick
    On January 9, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving yet another instance of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overreach. Sackett v. EPA involves two Idaho property-owners with a .63 acre parcel near idyllic Priest Lake. In 2007, Michael and Chantell Sackett sought to build a home on their bucolic real estate and began preparing their land for construction. Their dreams were thwarted when the EPA asserted that their property was a federally protected wetland. The EPA ordered Mr. and Mrs. Sackett to reverse their actions and obtain a multi-thousand dollar permit prior to any subsequent home...
  • Playing global warming games with glaciers

    01/19/2012 12:33:15 PM PST · by landsbaum · 4 replies
    Over at Real Science they have pulled back the curtain on another of the global warmists’ deceptive tactics. We will republish here what they have to say, which is so revealing of the way the warmists work:
  • My Summer With Fat Earl The Ground Squirrel (the best photos)

    01/15/2012 11:49:37 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Wyman Meinzer website ^ | May 9, 2011 | Wyman Meinzer
    A few summers ago I took some time to drive out to the old home place where I grew up during the 50’s and 60’s. Lots of memories accompany me with every visit so each trip is a “grounding” of sorts. I think we all need that from time to time, or at least I do. On one particular trip in early summer I noticed a small critter scurrying through the parched grass a short distance away and after closer inspection I recognized a little Mexican ground squirrel quite busy looking for some grub to store in his burrow. Being...
  • Finding Big Foot, Finding Global Warming

    01/10/2012 4:25:36 PM PST · by matt04 · 52 replies
    “I DO think there’s a ‘squatch in these woods….” What the heck has happened to science on television? Animal Planet has a show called “Finding Bigfoot,” with a guy looking like he just cleaned out all the pork rinds at the Piggly Wiggly telling us he believes “there’s a “squatch” in these woods….” “Sasquatches DO exist,” insists another sasquatch hunter, doing his best to look and sound serious, in the show’s accidentally comical commercial. We shouldn’t single out Animal Planet for scorn, however. The channel does have silly company. The History Channel has a show called UFO Hunters. Planet Green...
  • Irmo man dies in N.C. rock climbing accident: Victim was chairman of S.C. Club for Growth

    01/03/2012 7:07:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The State ^ | January 3, 2012 | Noelle Phillips
    An Irmo financial advisor and political activist has died after a rock climbing accident in North Carolina. William “Bill” McAfee, 40, died Monday afternoon after falling about 30 feet off a rock face, said Detective Ricky McKinney of the Rutherford County (N.C.) Sheriff’s Department. McAfee was in an area popular with rock climbers near Rumbling Bald, which is north of Lake Lure, McKinney said. McAfee had climbed too high past his last anchor in the rock face and had too much slack in his rope when he lost his footing, McKinney said. “He fell right next to the person belaying...
  • Glenn Beck goes off grid

    01/02/2012 10:18:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Off Grid ^ | December 14, 2011 | Nick Rosen
    US Shock Jock Glenn Beck’s Internet-only network is launching a series aimed at showing people how to move off-grid. GBTV, which the conservative firebrand launched as he was exiting Fox News this past spring, is prepping Independence U.S.A.The series follows the Belcastro family as they try to live “off the grid” in a post-apocalyptic America. That’s near identical to the History Channel’s Apocalypse, PA, in which the same heavily-mustachioed lead character Frank Belcastro introduced himself by declaring: “My name is Frank and I’m not crazy. I know the world’s not ending anytime soon. But just in case, I want to...
  • Bringing in the New Year with Idaho Style Fireworks (My sons and I)

    01/02/2012 9:26:38 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 48 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1 January 2012 | Jeff Head
    My sons and I went up into the foothills here in Idaho on New Year's Eve to celebrate the New Year in our own pecular way...with a Savage Firearms .308 hunting rifle (which needed its scope zeroed in) and my FAL .308 and Rueger Mini-14 .223. Lot's of fun! Click on the pic or link for the video. Bringing in the New Year with Idaho Fireworks Hope you enjoy!
  • It's Official - The Ruger LCR-22 Is Released

    12/18/2011 6:54:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 59 replies · 1+ views
    onlygunsandmoney ^ | 16 December, 2011 | John Richardson
    Ruger just posted this on their website which makes the LCR-22 official: Ruger Introduces the LCR in .22 LR December 16, 2011 Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce the new Ruger® LCR-22, an eight-shot revolver that offers all the features of the award-winning LCR®, chambered in the popular and economical .22 Long Rifle cartridge. "The LCR has proven its worth since its introduction in 2009, and has become an extremely popular compact revolver for concealed carry," said Chris Killoy, Ruger Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Our customers asked for a rimfire LCR for low...
  • Methane Bubbling to Arctic Ocean Surface in Giant Plumes

    12/16/2011 1:29:40 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 22 replies
    CleanTV.com ^ | 12/14/2011 | Jerry McGlothlin
    Here's a breaking news story about a huge discovery of methane gas reserves. This methane is burping up into plumes from the arctic ocean into the atmosphere from holes in the ice that are 3,000 feet across. Russian scientists say they have discovered thousands of these holes. According to Igor Semiletov of the Russian Academy of Sciences, methane gas is 20 times more harmful than carbon dioxide. "We carried out checks at about 115 stationary points and discovered methane fields of a fantastic scale — I think on a scale not seen before." With these methane bubbling holes having expanded...
  • Obama's War On Domestic Oil Production

    12/16/2011 11:49:41 AM PST · by 92nina · 6 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-12-16 | Christopher Prandoni
    This week the Department of Interior (DOI) sold its first oil lease in the Gulf of Mexico in over a year. Withholding drilling permits and cancelling leases, the Obama Administration has made what was once routine nearly impossible. Upon assuming office, President Obama cancelled 31 oil and gas lease sales, delaying thousands of jobs and billions in economic activity. Not letting any crisis go to waste, the Department of Interior imposed a six month drilling moratorium on the Gulf following the Macondo disaster. The Obama Administration’s recent offshore drilling plan codifies the White House’s anti-energy, anti-jobs position. The Obama 2012-2017...
  • Methane Bubbling to Arctic Ocean Surface in Giant Plumes

    12/15/2011 9:16:22 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 40 replies · 12+ views
    CleanTV.com ^ | December 14, 2011 | Jerry McGlothlin
    Here's a breaking news story about a huge discovery of methane gas reserves. The bad news is this methane is burping up into plumes from the arctic ocean into the atmosphere from holes in the ice that are 3,000 feet across. Russian scientists say they have discovered thousands of these holes emitting methane plumes from the arctic shelf. According to Igor Semiletov of the Russian Academy of Sciences, methane gas is 20 times more harmful than carbon dioxide. Semiletov has studied these methane plumes for years but most of that time they were only about 30 meters in diameter. Semiletov...
  • Coke Bails on White Cans, But Not on Climate Alarmism

    12/01/2011 12:01:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 1, 2011 | Paul Chesser
    Coca-Cola ’s just-announced holiday campaign to supposedly protect Arctic polar bear habitat – highlighted by the company changing its iconic red cans to white – is ending, with the company killing off its new packaging two months earlier than planned. No, Coke hasn’t seen the light on its disguised support for the global warming hoax . The images of polar bears will instead appear on redesigned red cans, after many consumers mistakenly grabbed the white cans believing they were selecting the silver-canned Diet Coke. For example, the Wall Street Journal reported that in recent days about a half-dozen customers...
  • Spotted on I-95, Just North of Bangor...

    12/01/2011 1:59:59 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 01, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    The story goes that these guys from Maine dressed their truck up with a hunter dummy spread-eagled on the roof of the crew cab- then they put on the moose heads. After cruising down the 95 awhile (causing accidents), they were pulled over... no word on the charges. More news/views/humor at Reaganite Republican
  • Need Advice on Christmas Present for My Sons

    I am thinking about buying one of these from Cabelas for each of my sons. We don't have a lot of cash this year and this is at the top of our range. Your thoughts would be appreciated. Sons are into God, guns, and UFC (Both watching and doing.) Cabelas: Pietta Model 1858 New Army .44 Caliber Revolver The Remington Model 1858 with its solid top strap was one of the most powerful and rugged performers of its day. Easily removable/replaceable cylinders made reloading extremely fast. These highly realistic reproductions include polished brass trigger guard, and walnut grips. Barrel length:...
  • Doing My Part To Stimulate The (Gun) Economy - 2011 Edition

    11/23/2011 5:32:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    onlygunsandmoney ^ | 22 November, 2011 | John Richardson
    Last year about this time, I posted all the Black Friday (or earlier) sales that were gun, knife, tactical, or outdoor related that I could find. Here is the 2011 edition. I have included any coupon codes that are needed. If you find others, please share them in the comments section. Brownells Brownells will again have their Black Rifle Friday featuring special pricing on a number of items. It begins at 12:01am on Friday. MidwayUSA Every day from Monday, Nov. 21st through Monday, Nov. 28th, MidwayUSA will be offering special deals daily. For non-sale items, they are offering $15 off...
  • Illegal immigrants suspected in 30 border fires in Arizona

    11/23/2011 12:37:17 AM PST · by thecodont · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times / LATimes.com ^ | November 22, 2011 | 1:29 pm | Los Angeles Times Staff
    People entering the U.S. illegally from Mexico are believed responsible for more than one-third of human-ignited wildfires in Arizona over a five-year period, according to a government report that could stoke congressional debate over illegal immigration. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said the Government Accountability Office report supports remarks he made earlier this year after his state was hit hard by wildfires. At the time, McCain was accused of "scapegoating" immigrants. "I hope this report is a lesson to the activists and public officials that would prefer to engage in partisan character attacks rather than help focus the discussion on the...
  • Government Should Stop Picking Winners And Losers In the Energy Industry

    11/21/2011 2:37:01 PM PST · by 92nina · 12 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-11-18 | Marshall Bornemann
    Stephen Chu, Secretary of Energy (a world renowned physicist and former Nobel peace prize winner) recently testified before members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, arguing that Solyndra – although it failed – was still a good choice on the government’s part. He refuses to acknowledge that such a move may have been a waste of taxpayer dollars. It seems like all government does now is waste, waste and waste more: with Beacon Power Corporation’s having recently failed, too, taxpayers should feel more skeptical then ever when it comes to subsidizing energy. Although Vice President Joe Biden initiated the original...
  • Obama’s Offshore Ban: Good for Rallying Democrat Base, Bad for the Unemployed Worker

    11/18/2011 10:35:10 AM PST · by 92nina · 8 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-11-18 | Christopher Prandoni and Marshall Bornemann
    First it was Keystone, now it’s coast-to-coast. Scared to affront his base in an election year, Obama has imposed a five-year drilling ban on a majority of offshore areas. This is particularly disappointing given America’s persistent unemployment. Unfortunately, this comes as no surprise. Obama’s recent decision to punt on Keystone may have effectively killed the project, and the thousands of jobs needed to complete the pipeline. Like Keystone, the Department of Interior’s five year lease plan leaves hundreds of thousands of jobs on the table. The Institute for Energy Research’s Dan Simmons points out a few facts about offshore oil...
  • Coke’s Polar Bear Campaign Funds WWF Disinformation

    11/15/2011 2:43:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 15, 2011 | Paul Chesser
    Last month NLPC reported that during the holidays Coca-Cola will change its traditional red cans to white as part of an advertising campaign to raise $2 million for the World Wildlife Fund’s “polar bear conservation efforts.” This despite the fact that global polar bear populations are healthy ( much larger than 50 years ago ), their Arctic habitat is recovering, and the locations where a few of their numbers have declined in some cases are attributed to too much ice, not “global warming.” Since polar bears are not endangered, it’s worthwhile to investigate what WWF activities the Coke money...
  • The Bra That Could Revolutionize Concealed Carry For Women?

    11/15/2011 10:01:30 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 43 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 11/14/2011 | Sarah Smith Barnum
    I stumbled upon the Flashbang Bra Holster while browsing the Internet for my first firearm. I had looked at a bunch of sites and, just for the heck of it, I searched “guns for girls”—shamefully hoping I might find something aesthetically pleasing.The first website I came to was a Girl’s Guide to Guns, which led me to a product review for this contraption.  As a new hunter—I just passed my test this weekend—I don’t think that I’ll be buying a handgun any time soon, so the Flashbang is currently just a curiosity for me, but the idea of toting a...
  • PYTHON EATS 76-POUND DEER IN FLORIDA

    11/11/2011 1:09:23 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 137 replies · 1+ views
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV.com
    A gigantic python snake in Florida ate a 76-pound adult deer. The 16 foot long Burmese python was one of the largest pythons discovered to date in the sunshine state. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s exotic species coordinator Scott Hardin, if these huge snakes aren’t killed, they could migrate northward. A government sanctioned shotgun blast stopped this snake from its potential journey to Atlanta or the Carolinas. And just how any inches around did the beast’s belly have to measure in order to covert a 76 pound Bambi into breakfast? 44 inches. Oh, and what is the average...
  • Whale nearly swallows kayaker and surfer

    11/11/2011 12:47:00 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 21 replies
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV.com
    A whale nearly swallowed two people on a kayak and a woman on a surfboard. The humpback whale lunged from out of nowhere just several feet away, forcing thousands of anchovies to the surface, with sea gulls swarming around the scene in search of breakfast. Barbara Roettger filmed the epic near-miss event near Santa Cruz, California where recently a sailboat collided with another humpback whale and at least one kayaker capsized. Oh, and for the record, humpback whales typically are about 50 feet long and weigh 50 tons. That’s a whopping 2000 pounds for every foot of whale. Short be...
  • SURFER BREAKS WORLD RECORD RIDING 90 FOOT WAVE!

    11/11/2011 12:12:09 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 23 replies
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV.com
    This may be the first nonpolitical post I've made but this was just too cool not to share: Despite the fact that one wrong move could put Garrett into an early watery grave, crushed by mega tons of water, he appeared to calm and in control, even as he traversed down the most dangerous part of the wave to set a new world record, surfing a 90 foot wave!
  • Obama Caves to Insatiable Wing of Party, Delays Keystone Pipeline

    11/11/2011 10:24:25 AM PST · by 92nina · 19 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-11-10 | Christopher Prandoni
    Over the past six months, the Keystone XL Pipeline’s prospects have oscillated between probable and unlikely. The current rumors surrounding this project suggest that Obama is going to bow to the insatiable wing of his Party, the Greens, and delay the Keystone pipeline until after the 2012 election. This is a huge mistake. TransCanada has said they will scrap the desperately needed construction project if it is delayed another year—the pipeline has already been pending for three years. With unemployment lingering around nine percent, the country can ill afford to scuttle this economic stimulus. Drawing an arbitrary line in the...