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  • Heartache: Swarthmore College board fails to divest from fossil fuels

    05/03/2015 8:52:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/3/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Not too long ago, the students – and more than a few of the faculty – at Swarthmore College decided that the time had come to take a stand against Big Oil, carbon or… something. Along those lines, they demanded that their school divest their endowment fund from any investments in fossil fuels. In order to make their point, they organized a sit in which lasted for the better part of a month. In the end, they declared victory when the faculty voted to support the students in this decision.
  • Three Simple Facts that Scuttle the Global Warming Paradigm

    05/03/2015 8:34:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/3/2015 | David Solway
    The putative climate “debate” that has been raging for the last thirty years or so has now reached the point of duncical irrationality. (I put “debate” in scare quotes since what we are observing is not so much a debate as an ideological crusade that brooks no resistance; in effect, a political jihad against those who oppose the Warmist orthodoxy.) The upcoming Paris COP (climate treaty conference) slated for December of this year, which Obama is expected to ratify, renders the situation increasingly urgent. The world’s leading politicians, abetted by the dubious claims of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
  • Liberal Mag Asks ‘Who’s The New Teddy Kennedy?’ Here Are 5 Worthy Candidates

    05/03/2015 8:24:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/2/2015 | Eric Owens
    The Washington Monthly, a small, bimonthly leftist magazine funded largely by left-leaning philanthropies, sprayed out an email on Friday entitled: “WEEKLY WRAP-UP: Who’s the new Teddy Kennedy?” The magazine promises its story will answer the question: “Who is doing a better job of carrying Teddy Kennedy’s torch: Elizabeth Warren or Cory Booker?” Strangely, the actual piece itself doesn’t mention former Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy by name at all. In any case, The Daily Caller wants to help. Here are five Americans who are doing a great job at being “the new Teddy Kennedy.”
  • ‘Avalanche’ Of Political Cash ‘Undermines Fairness’ Says Union That Blew $19 MILLION ON 2014

    05/03/2015 8:19:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/2/2015 | Eric Owens
    The American Federation of Teachers and six other organizations are hosting a conference at Georgetown University this weekend entitled “In Defense of the Public Square.” “As attacks on the public sector and its workers increase, economic inequality widens and an avalanche of money in the political system undermines fairness, the ideal of a public square is itself under assault,” a press release the union sent to The Daily Caller explained.
  • WaPo: May 1 Should be Declared Victims of Communism Day

    05/01/2015 10:07:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | May 1, 2015 | Ilya Somin
    Today is May Day. Since 2007, I have defended the idea of using this date as an international Victims of Communism Day. I outlined the rationale for this proposal (which is not my original idea) in my very first post on the subject: May Day began as a holiday for socialists and labor union activists, not just communists. But over time, the date was taken over by the Soviet Union and other communist regimes and used as a propaganda tool to prop up their regimes. I suggest that we instead use it as a day to commemorate those regimes’ millions...
  • TV Host Presses Actress Stacey Dash on ‘Gender Inequality’ — Her Non-PC Response Has Sparked a Fir

    05/01/2015 8:40:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 4/30/2015 | Jason Howerton
    The most effective way to ensure women get paid as much as men is for women to be prepared to “work harder” and seize any opportunities that may come their way, actress Stacey Dash told TV host Meredith Vieira on Wednesday. One tactic that is not useful, Dash said, is complaining and making excuses. “I feel like it’s an excuse. It’s the same thing with race. It’s an excuse. Stop making excuses. If there are opportunities, be prepared for them — and be the best if that’s what it takes. If you have be extraordinary, then be extraordinary.”
  • Police: After Long Island bullying incident, dad shoots culprit's grandfather

    05/01/2015 8:20:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    7online.com ^ | 4/30/2015 | unknown
    Police are accusing a man of shooting the grandfather of a boy who bullied his daughter. According to Suffolk County Police, Anthony Franklin was upset that his 5-year-old daughter had her hair pulled by another student on a bus ride to school. On Tuesday, Franklin went to the North Amityville home of the boy he believed was involved and got into a fight with the grandfather of the boy. During the altercation, Franklin pulled out a gun and shot McWilliams twice, said Suffolk police. Franklin, 28, of North Amityville, was charged with second-degree assault. The suspect's fiance says this entire...
  • 3 Things We Have In Common With Pagan Rome

    04/30/2015 1:45:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 30, 2015 | RUSSELL E. SALTZMAN
    Christianity killed paganism in antiquity; what will kill the new paganism? Western civilization may be swiftly defaulting to functional paganism, and by default paganism I do not mean we shall see the gods and goddesses again dressed out in temples, hungry for sacrifice. Pan, Zeus, or Athena may find niche markets in contemporary neo-paganism, but I don’t think even they will fit into the unfocused spirituality trending today. No, what I mean by default paganism are habits of thought and living that commonly governed life for ordinary Romans, the people. Until roughly the mid-twentieth century, there were three widespread...
  • Scared Green: Sustainability Lies We Teach Our Children

    04/30/2015 8:04:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 4/30/2015 | Peter Wood
    “Without Pharrell, our planet would not survive.” So says Marquis Jamont, one of 1,200 middle school children who, according to CBS News, trudged through the snow on the first day of spring to see musician Pharrell Williams talk about climate change at the UN. The event kicked off the meeting of the UN’s Open Working Group on new Sustainable Development Goals. No disrespect to Mr. Williams, but the planet could survive without him and his “Happy” song. Likewise, the world could sustain itself without the goals being cooked up by transnational envirocrats in their endless rounds of meetings. Pharrell’s appearance...
  • Green energy policy? Nothing that works

    04/30/2015 7:34:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/30/2015 | Viv Forbes
    Modern industrial society commenced with the use of coal and oil to power factories, trains, ships, and agriculture and to generate electricity. With abundant energy, prosperity increased, and people could save enough to support leisure, education, culture, and environmental concerns.

 But the dark greens have a dream to dismantle all this, and return society to the hunter/gatherer era.

 In an unguarded moment, Maurice Strong, a leader of the international green movement, said:

 Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?
  • The baton of freedom: Our guns

    04/29/2015 6:56:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/29/2015 | Ben Carson
    A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of speaking at the National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings in Nashville, Tennessee. During my speech, I made it clear that I am extremely pro-Second Amendment and that I would never allow anyone to tamper with that right. I understand that the Second Amendment is vitally important. Why do we have the Second Amendment? Our founders recognized that if our nation were ever invaded, we would be a much more formidable group of people and could help repel outside forces if the citizenry had the ability to aid the military. That seems...
  • Liberalism behind delays in deploying National Guard amid chaos in Baltimore, Ferguson

    04/29/2015 6:33:17 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 3 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jon E. Dougherty
    Deploying National Guard troops in Baltimore City was bound to happen, but when it did the same question that surfaced months ago, hundreds of miles away in Ferguson, Missouri, surfaced there: Why did it take so long? According to various reports, rioting and looting that began over the weekend and spilled over into early Tuesday morning, ostensibly in the name of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man who died April 12 in police custody under circumstances that remain unclear, finally prompted embattled Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake – she of “give them space to destroy” fame – to request National Guard...
  • Principles of constitutionalism: malum in se versus malum prohibitum

    04/29/2015 4:43:05 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 3 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 28, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    In previous essays in this series, I have tried to emphasize that genuine constitutional republican government rests upon a foundation of the rule of law, which restrains government to fulfilling only certain, constitutionally-defined roles. Within legitimate governments, these roles are, in turn, defined by the principles of natural law and should serve to reinforce, rather than to undercut or overrule, the natural rights of the citizens. Our American Constitution was designed by our Founders to operate within this system of limits upon the power of government, as were the governments of the several States through the constitutional stipulations that each...
  • Hillary Clinton: ‘Deep-Seated Cultural Codes, Religious Beliefs…Have to Be Changed’

    04/28/2015 6:56:05 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 45 replies
    www.theBlaze.com ^ | Apr. 24, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Women in the World Summit in New York City on Thursday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton asserted that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed” so that women can have access to “reproductive health care.” “Yes, we’ve cut the maternal mortality rate in half, but far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health care and safe child birth,” Clinton said. “All the laws we’ve passed don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice not just paper.” She...
  • Why would two same-sex marriage proponents even host an event for Ted Cruz?

    04/27/2015 10:32:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | April 27, 2015 | Philip Bump
    You've likely heard about what happened already. Two New York City entrepreneurs, leaders in the city's gay business community, hosted a small event for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) in their Central Park South penthouse. The story got to the Times, and the gay community flipped out, given Cruz's aggressive and consistent hostility to the idea of same-sex marriage. There were calls for a boycott of the hotel and other properties the pair owned; each of them -- first Ian Reisner and then Mati Weiderpass -- apologized for hosting the tea party senator. Reisner's apology explains the choice in self-deprecating (and...
  • Christian Economics in One Lesson: Chapte4

    04/27/2015 8:28:50 AM PDT · by all the best · 2 replies
    The Tea Party Economist ^ | April 25, 2015 | Gary North
    Public Works Mean Taxes For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword (Proverbs 5:3-4). The author of Proverbs in the first nine chapters contrasts the faithful wife with the strange woman. He uses the metaphor of the strange woman for alluring lies that ultimately betray the person who accepts them. Here is the passage’s underlying message: something can look very appealing on the surface, but the end thereof is bitter as wormwood. Why? Because there is a system...
  • Three-Dimensional DNA Code Defies Evolution

    04/27/2015 8:00:46 AM PDT · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 4-27-2015 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Three-Dimensional DNA Code Defies Evolution by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. * Scientists have long been baffled as to what actually tells proteins called transcription factors (TFs) where to bind in the genome to turn genes off and on. However, new research incorporating the three-dimensional shape of DNA has revealed an incredibly complex system of interacting biochemical codes.1 We know that genes are turned off and on across the genome by intricate networks of transcription factors which bind to DNA in strategic places in and around the genes. But discovering what tells the transcription factors where to bind has proven extremely...
  • Dr. John Lott: The Truth About Gun Free Zones

    04/27/2015 7:07:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 4/27/2015 | RRangel
    Here’s an article, in where Dr. John R. Lott Jr., eviscerates Harvard Professor David Hemenway’s survey of cherry picked authors. That of course lead to the conclusion that guns are bad. It’s what these people do. No matter real credible research, and the longstanding Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, which is an obvious social utility of the people. I wonder why gun prohibitionists think the Second Amendment was created to begin with. It’s in the Bill of Rights. Even still, they love to refer to guns as if being deprived of arms, is some sort of benefit.
  • Is There a Quiet Marxist Coup Craftily Hidden Beneath the Demand for Same-Sex Marriages?

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

    04/26/2015 2:56:36 PM PDT · by rktman · 192 replies
    blackmanwithagun.com ^ | 4/24/2015 | Michael Woodland
    My response was, “Always carry one in the chamber, not having one in does not compute with me.” My reason for saying this is easy, that is how I train. SFC Scarborough responded by stating that he does not feel safe with a round in the chamber, but that is how he trains. Now my thoughts are really trying to make sense of this, but then again, training prepares you for a serious encounter… right?
  • Video: Bruce Jenner comes out — as a conservative Republican

    04/25/2015 10:30:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Last night’s interview with Bruce Jenner by Diane Sawyer on ABC’s 20/20 turned out to be very revealing … in a much different way than many thought. By this time, a relentless series of media reports had made it quite clear that Jenner had embraced a transgender identity, at least privately. The big reveal turned out to be that Jenner also identifies as a conservative Republican: When Sawyer asked if Jenner cheered when Obama became the first president to even say the word “transgender” in a State of the Union address, the 65-year-old replied that he “would certainly give...
  • University of Florida suspends fraternity over abuse of wounded veterans

    04/25/2015 7:28:41 AM PDT · by pabianice · 73 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 4/25/15 | Dearen
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida suspended one of its fraternities on Friday after allegations that its members hurled drunken insults and spat at a group of disabled military veterans at a Panama City Beach resort. The school said on Friday that it is charging the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity with obscene behavior, public intoxication, theft, causing physical or other harm, and damage to property. The suspension came after the fraternity had already suspended operations itself and expelled three of its members after finding they had behaved inappropriately. "I am personally offended and disappointed by the behavior that has...
  • Cal State-Northridge Halts Class Registration Until Students Complete Feminist Anti-Sexual

    04/24/2015 10:10:47 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | april 24, 2015 | Scott Ott and David Steinberg
    All CSUN students registering for the 2015 Fall Semester are being forced to participate in an online, SIMS-style character game about sexual assault before being allowed to claim a seat for any course. The game, titled “Agent of Change” and designed by feminist activists, does not allow students to complete the game until they have given enough “correct” answers as per the designers’ stated philosophical influences, such as “norms challenging,” and “social norms theory.” According to the Agent of Change website, the program helps users “see the connections between these power-based violations, how these problems affect their lives, and what they can do to challenge the cultural...
  • Gay Hoteliers Face Boycott for Holding Unapproved Opinion of Ted Cruz

    04/24/2015 6:10:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 24, 2015 | John Nolte
    The Left’s fascist rampage against anyone who holds the same opinion on same sex marriage Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama did less than two years ago, marches on. Not content to steal a man’s livelihood or a near-successful attempt to destroy a small business owner, the venomous Gaystapo is now sending a chilling warning to apostates by calling for the boycott of two gay hoteliers who hold the unapproved opinion of not-hating Republican Senator Ted Cruz. Mati Weiderpass and Ian Reisner are two openly gay, Manhattan-based hoteliers who own a gay-oriented hotel in the city and other commercial properties in...
  • Elizabeth Warren v. Ted Cruz

    04/24/2015 5:33:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Salina Journal ^ | April 24, 2015 | John M. Crisp
    Elizabeth Warren versus Ted Cruz? Not likely. Only the most extraordinary circumstances could produce this improbable contest for the presidency in 2016. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the first to declare his candidacy for the Republican nomination, but his hardcore ideology and abrasive manner make him unlikely to be chosen by calmer heads closer to the center of the party. And despite persistent efforts by left-wing Democrats to change her mind, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is emphatic in her refusal to run for the office. Still, consideration of the remote possibility that these two could face off for the presidency...
  • Thousands to join March for Marriage in D.C. Sat. under shadow of Supreme Court hearing

    04/24/2015 3:40:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    LIFe Site News ^ | April 23, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    April 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - On Saturday, thousands of pro-family Americans are expected to flock to Washington, D.C. for the third annual March for Marriage.Organized by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), March-related events will begin at noon, with a rally from 12:00-1:00, and then the march itself at 1:00. Participants will gather at the mall in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.  On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments as to whether there is a constitutional right to same-sex "marriage," or if states should be allowed to make their own marriage policy.The will take place...
  • The police problem is actually a progressive problem

    04/24/2015 1:23:17 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 19 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 24, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who guards the guardians?) – Juvenal Honest observers in this country have to admit that we have a police problem that is increasingly growing more serious. While some of the stories that have come out about police brutality and police overreach have clearly been invented or exaggerated by the Left for the purposes of inflaming racial tensions and undermining American civic stability, there are nevertheless a large number of incidents in recent years which cannot simply be wishcast away. The warrantless, no-knock, early morning, heavily-armed SWAT raid for even the most minor of things is becoming...
  • Hillary: “Deep-seated … religious beliefs” have to be changed for abortion

    04/24/2015 12:14:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    David Gibson suggested this might be Hillary Clinton’s “clinging to guns and religion” moment, and he may be right — assuming she survives the corruption scandals in the first place. Last night, Hillary told the Women in the World Summit that the path to Abortion Nirvana will only open up by changing religion, culture, and values to accommodate it:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,”...
  • Straight pride fliers removed from YSU campus

    04/24/2015 10:42:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    wkbn.com ^ | 4/23/2014 | Gerry Ricciutti
    Leaders with the Student Government Association at Youngstown State University said they decided to act quickly this week when posters showed up on campus promoting “Straight Pride” week next month. The posters contained profanity, which our station has blurred for viewers. The posters promote the event as a way of not showing the differences between students. Campus leaders said while they believe the posters were meant more as satire, especially since no names were associated with them, they determined the flyers went too far with their message.
  • Gun controllers get hot on Hillary

    04/24/2015 9:51:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/24/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Gun-control groups are gearing up for a Hillary Clinton campaign for president, saying the White House hopeful could prove a gigantic boon for their own policy devices. “As Hillary runs for president, she has a tremendous opportunity to educate the American public about how effective background checks are and the need to finish the job,” said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, to the Hill.
  • The GOP contenders

    04/23/2015 2:51:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Globe and Mail ^ | April 23, 2015 | Paul Koring in Washington
    While the Democratic nomination is so far very much about one person – Hillary Clinton – the GOP contest is anything but. As Paul Koring reports, nearly all of the likely Republican candidates are political heavyweights with a real shot at the Oval Office.The Republican field vying for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination is as crowded and wide open as the Democratic lineup is scant and predictable. With three already declared candidates, three more probables poised to enter and a pack of hopefuls, long shots and returning also-rans, the Republican race will be hard-fought, chaotic and compelling. This field includes...
  • Toy Guns in America: The 1950s Versus Today

    04/12/2015 2:38:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Check out this old toy gun commercial from the 1950s or '60s and compare it to how children who play with toy guns (or even their own food or fingers fashioned like a gun) are treated today. Do you think kids today are going to want to uphold their 2nd Amendment rights after they are terrorized and suspended or expelled by their schools for chewing a breakfast tart into an L-shape or being forced at age five to undergo a psych eval for bringing a Hello Kitty bubble gun to class? Others not included here are a kid who was...
  • An Unlikely Convert: An Interview with Rosaria Butterfield [Atheist Lesbian now Christ Follower!]

    04/23/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | Nathan Bingham
    Tabletalk: Your book is titled The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. Could you explain some of your “secret thoughts,” and why you were an “unlikely convert”? Rosaria Butterfield: I considered myself an atheist, having rejected my Catholic childhood and what I perceived to be the superstitions and illogic of the historic Christian faith. I found Christians to be difficult, sour, fearful, and intellectually unengaged people. In addition, since the age of twenty-eight, I had lived in monogamous lesbian relationships and politically supported LGBT causes. I coauthored Syracuse University’s first successful domestic partnership policy while working there as a professor...
  • ‘YOU’RE GONNA BE OUR SLAVES': Watch These Black Radicals Harass White People In Public

    04/23/2015 8:31:32 AM PDT · by Nacho Bidnith · 68 replies
    Facebook ^ | April 20, 2015 | Dinesh D'Souza
    This shocking video shows black racism on the street; can you imagine the media coverage if these guys were white? Extreme language, NSFW
  • FLASHBACK: "Hippies Crying Over Dead Trees" Video

    04/23/2015 7:29:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/22/2015 | Christine Rousselle
    In 2008, some wonderful soul uploaded a video titled "Hippies-Crying Over Dead Trees" to YouTube. It is glorious. Enjoy.
  • Looking Back: The Doomsayers Were Wrong about the BP Oil Spill; Mother Nature Heals Itself

    04/23/2015 7:08:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/23/2015 | by STEPHEN MOORE & JOEL GRIFFITH Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417345/doomsay
    Five years ago this week, a blowout of BPÂ’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig 40 miles from the Gulf Coast tragically claimed eleven lives and spilled 3 million barrels of oil from the damaged wellhead into the Gulf. ItÂ’s hard to forget the video images of thick oil gushing, day after day, into the regionÂ’s waters. It was a horrific accident that caused substantial damage to the ecology and commerce of the region. Gulf-area wildlife, portions of the shoreline, tourism, fishers and shrimpers, and energy-sector workers suffered large losses in the aftermath of the spill. BP has paid close to $27...
  • Ted Cruz Showed Eloquence, and Limits, as Debater at Princeton

    04/22/2015 1:33:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jason Horowitz
    PRINCETON, N.J. — By the time he was a senior at Princeton University in 1992, Ted Cruz had developed an arsenal of rhetorical skills and theatrical gestures that made him one of the most polished performers on the college debate circuit. So when he reached the quarterfinals of the national championships at M.I.T., with the title that had eluded him so far now in sight, he decided to try to knock his Harvard opponents off balance with one of his favorite tricks. Instead of the regular practice of defending his proposed topic — the merits of mind-reading — Mr. Cruz...
  • Earth Day Heroes: Top 10 Countries With The Lowest Carbon Emissions [SLIDESHOW]

    04/22/2015 9:02:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/21/2015 | PG Veer
    Wednesday is Earth Day. Like Earth Hour in March, this celebration will be yet another complaint-fest about how our modern lifestyles, especially our CO2 emissions, are destroying the planet. Why not be positive, for once? Instead of blaming carbon “criminals,” maybe Earth Day should celebrate carbon heroes. Here are the 10 countries with the lowest CO2 emissions per capita, according to the World Bank.
  • ‘Buy Locally': Horse And Buggy Advice From The Green Movement

    04/22/2015 8:50:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/21/2015 | Steve Goreham
    Earlier this month I attended climate change lectures at the University of Chicago and Wheaton College. Local sourcing was touted as a solution to environmental ills. At Wheaton, a visiting professor from Scotland proposed that global warming could be stopped if people sourced food, energy, and other life essentials locally. He failed to offer advice on the sustainability of airplane flights from Scotland to Chicago.
  • Earth Day 2015: Thought for the Day(Harpy erf day everybody! Let's light some tires)

    04/22/2015 8:17:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/22/2015 | Anthony J. Sadar
    All the talk about saving the Earth should have been focused on action to lift a billion people out of poverty. But, as the saying goes, talk is cheap. And caring for the planet’s poor is expensive, and hard, especially in terms of getting the world’s ruling class to even budge on their arrogant leftist ideology that aids in the impoverishment of the masses.
  • Science Fiction - The Culture War's Line in the Sand

    04/22/2015 7:05:02 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 50 replies
    LewRockwell.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Allan Davis
    A small clique of left-wing publishers, editors, writers, and fans have controlled the Hugo for years, and they are threatening to make sure the winner of this year’s Hugos are all “No Award.” Yes, “No Award” is a valid vote; it’s a shame that’s not an option in political elections. Larry Correia, Brad Torgerson, Vox Day, and all of the other “Puppies” supporters set out to demonstrate that the Hugo process was politicized and broken. They said that if authors were nominated who didn’t “fit the mold,” who weren’t approved by the ruling faction, they would be blacklisted, ostracized, insulted,...
  • Obama to spotlight global warming during Earth Day visit to Everglades [Lenin's birthday]

    04/22/2015 4:50:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Mashable ^ | April 22, 2015 | Andrew Freedman
    For the 45th annual Earth Day on Wednesday, President Obama will elevate global warming to the top of the list of environmental threats currently facing Americans, in a speech at the Everglades National Park. The trip, his first to the fragile but vital "river of grass" that, following decades of human interference now occupies a fraction of its former sprawling range in southern Florida, also comes with a heavy dose of politics. Winning the state will be key for any presidential candidate in the 2016 race, and two leading contenders for the Republican nomination, former governor Jeb Bush Senator Marco...
  • US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio reaches out to gay Republicans

    04/22/2015 12:46:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Asia One / Reuters ^ | April 22, 2015
    NEW YORK - Marco Rubio, the youthful Republican presidential hopeful who touts himself as the candidate of his party's future, has been making moves to court a socially liberal faction of his party that represents gay conservatives. The Florida senator's staff have held quarterly meetings with the Log Cabin Republicans "going back some time", their executive director, Gregory Angelo, told Reuters. The meetings with the advocacy group were to discuss legislation, issues and opportunities to "partner on," Angelo said. Rubio's office declined to comment on the meetings. The discussions highlight the tricky electoral math for Republican presidential aspirants like Rubio....
  • WIKILEAKED: Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Control’s strategic plan

    04/21/2015 10:14:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 4/18/2015 | unknown
    The Wikileaks release of Sony Pictures emails is helping to paint a picture of how Everytown For Gun Control, Bloomberg’s central gun grabbing group is promoting itself to potential donors. One new point we picked up was that Bloomberg is dumping $50M annually into the Everytown cesspool of paid political hacks. Email #1 From John Feinblatt of Everytown for Gun Control johnfeinblatt@everytown.org To michael_lynton@spe.sony.com, david.diamond@spe.sony.com FYI: Lynton is the CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. David Diamond is his secretary.
  • No Salamander Evolution Evidence, Past or Present

    04/20/2015 8:43:34 AM PDT · by fishtank · 80 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 4-16-2015 | Frank Sherwin
    No Salamander Evolution Evidence, Past or Present by Frank Sherwin, M.A. * Scientists in Portugal unearthed a "super salamander" which, although "weird compared to anything today," is still very much a salamander.1 The fossilized bones of the six-foot (two meter) animal were discovered on a hillside dig "chock-full" of bones and declared to originate from the "Upper Triassic" period, some 200 million years ago according to evolutionary dating. While evolutionists like to claim that variations in traits within a species are proof of evolution, salamanders have always been salamanders regardless of their size.
  • The Introspective Roger Ailes: Fox News' Chief on Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Brian Williams' Future

    04/20/2015 8:36:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April20,2015 | Marisa Guthrie
    The picture is signed by Dr. Bernice King and Dr. Alveda King, King's daughter and niece, respectively, who attended in November the graduation ceremony for the Ailes Apprenticeship Program, a diversity education program he founded in 2004. In point of fact, though, Ailes actually knew Dr. King back in the 1960s — the two crossed paths occasionally when Ailes was a local TV producer in Philadelphia. It's a nugget of Ailes' 'biography that some might find surprising. "They certainly don't know me," says Ailes. Since creating Fox News in 1996 after leaving NBC in frustration, he has become the most...
  • Corporations That Sponsor Sharpton’s National Action Network Convention

    04/19/2015 11:19:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Despite questions of the Rev’s financial irregularities and allegations of shakedowns, they support him. Several big corporations sponsored the annual convention last week for National Action Network, Al Sharpton’s in-the-red nonprofit, according to a list obtained by National Review.
  • Katie Hopkins in the Death Camp of Tolerance

    04/19/2015 9:34:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/19/2015 | James Delingpole
    Katie Hopkins is in trouble again. Instead of welcoming boatloads of Libyan immigrants into Europe with open arms, she argues in her latest Sun column, we should be repelling them with gunboats and sending them back home.
  • Think Global Warming Is Bad? Wait Until You Meet Sustainability

    04/19/2015 9:28:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/18/2015 | William Briggs
    The problem with global warming is that eventually it must meet reality. Either the globe is warming up at horrific rates as the models have promised, or it isn’t. And if it isn’t, then those still calling themselves “scientists,” and meaning it, must admit failure and move on.
  • The End Of Civilization

    04/19/2015 6:35:02 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 8 replies
    The End Of Civilization https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzShgcocaqg