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  • The Beginning of the End of EPA

    01/27/2017 8:46:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 56 replies ^ | January 25, 2017 | Guest essay by Jay Lehr
    At the Republican National Convention last summer, the GOP approved a platform that stated: “We propose to shift responsibility for environmental regulation from the federal bureaucracy to the states and to transform the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] into an independent bipartisan commission, similar to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, with structural safeguards against politicized science.” It also says “We will likewise forbid the EPA to regulate carbon dioxide, something never envisioned when Congress passed the Clean Air Act.” The GOP followed the lead of President Donald Trump, who in a March debate said he would abolish EPA, and in a May...
  • Soros Paid Al Gore MILLIONS To Push ‘Aggressive US Action’ On Global Warming

    08/17/2016 10:40:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 replies ^ | 8/17/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Liberal billionaire George Soros gave former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental group millions of dollars over three years to create a “political space for aggressive U.S. action” on global warming, according to leaked documents. A document published by DC Leaks shows Soros, a Hungarian-born liberal financier, wanted his nonprofit Open Society Institute (OSI) to do more to support global warming policies in the U.S. That included budgeting $10 million in annual support to Gore’s climate group over three years. “U.S. Programs Global Warming Grants U.S. Programs became engaged on the global warming issue about four years ago, at George Soros’s...
  • Government Scientist Gets Fired for Telling the Truth

    01/19/2013 5:17:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | January 19, 2013 | David Spady
    Something’s amiss at the Department of Interior. Eight government scientists were recently fired or reassigned after voicing concerns to their superiors about faulty environmental science used for policy decisions. Which begs the question, “Are some government agencies manipulating science to advance political agendas?” Fictional book authors operate in a convenient world, unconstrained by facts and experiences of the real world. The antithesis of works of fiction are scientific findings solely based on provable facts and experience. For agenda-driven environmental science, facts can sometime prove inconvenient. It’s far easier to advance an agenda with agreeable science, even if that means creating...
  • Some Very Political Science

    04/11/2012 7:08:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 11, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    The news is stuffed with "studies" in which "experts" tell us how we should behave. One recently found that conservatives have lost their trust in science over the last 40 years. That's probably because the very political academics of science are routinely summoned to prove the right-wingers are not only wrong but dangerously wrong and not just dangerously wrong but evil, too. These studies are laughable. First, there was the study purporting to prove that conservatism appeals to low-intelligence racists "who have trouble grasping the complexity of the world." Then there was the scientific study that parents should be allowed...
  • Watching Our Language: The Left-Right Language Barrier

    02/06/2012 10:11:48 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | Tuesday, 31 January | Selwyn Duke
    Language barriers are obviously an impediment to communication. If one man speaks Chinese and another Swedish, it may be hard for them to settle even simple matters, let alone the deep issues of the day. Yet there can be language barriers even within a language, such as when people use ill-defined terminology. In fact, some debates rage on endlessly partially because people who have the same tongue are, sometimes unknowingly, speaking a different language. This occurs to me when I hear many arguments about Left versus Right. For example, it’s not uncommon for conservatives and liberals to debate whether groups...
  • Scenes from the So-Called 99%

    10/12/2011 10:11:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 11, 2011 | Bryan Preston
    Our third foray into the “We Are the 99 Percent” web site finds that while they still don’t represent 99% of America — who does? — some of the photo posters accidentally make sense. Take this one, for instance. She has clearly done the math, and found that she is taxed enough already. That being the case, the movement she’s looking for probably isn’t the one that’s camped out in parks and pooping on police cars.This one should have done the math before pursuing a classical studies degree.As I wrote in the first “open letter,” no one cares about much...
  • The Corruption of Science in America

    09/13/2011 2:43:26 PM PDT · by ForGod'sSake · 32 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 30, 2011 | J. Marvin Herndon
    Truth is the pillar of civilization. The word 'truth' occurs 224 times in the King James Version of the Holy Bible; witnesses testifying in American courts and before the United States Congress must swear to tell the truth; and, laws and civil codes require truth in advertising and in business practices, to list just a few examples. The purpose of science is to discover the true nature of Earth and Universe and to convey that knowledge truthfully to people everywhere. Science gives birth to technology that makes our lives easier and better. Science improves our health and enables us to...
  • More Climate Disruption Drivel

    03/22/2011 6:09:20 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3/22/2011 | Anthony J. Sadar
    It certainly didn't take long for someone, a British academic this time, to couple the tragedy in Japan to the specter of future tsunamis caused by global warming. In 2004, Michael Crichton's State of Fear had the plot line of an extreme environmental group planning to trigger a tsunami using a massive underwater explosion, with the intention of blaming it on man-made climate disruption. Sadly, Japan's tsunami is now being used to stoke the dying embers of climate-change mania. Even before nature's fury ravaged Japan, meteorological mischief was contemplated to awaken the world's interest in climate change. This effort would...
  • David Epstein Incest Charges: Columbia Professor Charged With Sleeping With Daughter

    12/10/2010 8:51:15 AM PST · by mimi from mi · 64 replies · 8+ views
    A Columbia political science professor has been charged with having a sexual relationship with his 24-year-old daughter, the Columbia Daily Spectator reports. David Epstein, 46, was charged Thursday with one count of third-degree incest. Police told the Spectator that the relationship appeared consensual. Epstein is currently on administrative leave. According to the New York Daily News, Epstein and the woman had a three-year sexual relationship and often exchanged "twisted text messages." The Spectator reports that Epstein is married to another Columbia political science professor, Sharyn O'Halloran, though a recent update to his Facebook page says he is single. The couple...
  • Al Gore: Tea Party making climate science a ‘political football’

    10/27/2010 2:01:05 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Al Gore: Tea Party making climate science a ‘political football’ By Ben Geman - 10/27/10 03:31 PM ET Al Gore is on the political offensive against global warming skepticism in the Tea Party movement. “Unfortunately the Tea Party movement seems to want to make belief in science a political football,” the former vice president wrote on his website Tuesday afternoon (and tweeted about today). Gore, a longtime advocate of capping greenhouse gases, points to a New York Times story this month that said, “Skepticism and outright denial of global warming are among the articles of faith of the Tea Party...
  • Few white voters upset about Obama victory despite lingering racism

    09/13/2010 10:08:51 AM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies
    University of Florida ^ | September 13, 2010 | Unknown
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Racism may be less of a factor in politics than other realms of life, according to a new University of Florida study, which found few white voters in Florida to be upset by the presidential candidacy of a black man, and many to be proud of it. To assess attitudes among white voters in a southern state about Barack Obama's historic election to the presidency, two UF political scientists analyzed results from four statewide telephone surveys -- each involving between 449 and 829 respondents – conducted in the fall of 2008 and spring of 2009. Their study...
  • Despite public perception Texas Democrats wield power in legislature, Rice political scientist finds

    09/04/2010 11:11:13 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Rice Univ News ^ | Thursday, September 2, 2010 | Franz Brotzen
    When the Republican Party took control of the Texas House of Representatives in 2003, most pundits placed its Democratic members well out in the political wilderness. But new research by Rice political scientist Mark Jones indicates that over time, the Democrats progressively increased their ability to affect the laws coming out of the legislature... Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, chair of the Department of Political Science and a Baker Institute Rice scholar, looked at the ability of the legislature's leadership to control the partisan agenda... Jones measured each representative's FPV win rate -- the percentage...
  • Brand Obama: The Drunkard's Search

    05/21/2010 8:00:09 PM PDT · by wizkid · 11 replies · 341+ views
    JohnQuincy ^ | 05/21/2010 | WizKid
    In politics, there are several mental shortcuts that a skilled political operative can use to manipulate voters: Short Cut One The Drunkard's Search Conducting a drunkard's search a drunkard’s search is to look in the place that's easiest, rather than in the place most likely to yield results. Taken from an old joke about a drunkard who loses his car keys while unlocking his car and is found looking under a streetlamp down the road because the light is better, it has been an object of consideration in the social sciences since at least 1964.
  • Aristotle's Warning

    03/20/2010 11:19:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies · 1,239+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 21, 2010 | Ed Kaitz
    "We know that the moment of greatest danger to a society is when it comes near realizing its most cherished dreams." - Eric Hoffer From its origins in Athens some 2,500 years ago, it has been obvious to some astute observers that democracy, like all other forms of government, carries with it a certain type of energy. Barack Obama rode this unique democratic energy into the White House over a year ago. He called it a "righteous wind" and promised something rather vague that he called "change." To many otherwise innocent American voters, "change" likely meant the change from...
  • Textbook Hope & Change

    12/04/2009 7:19:53 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 350+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 4, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Textbook Hope & Change Malcolm A. Kline, December 4, 2009 A new political science textbook, American Democracy Now, actually makes a stab at balance and, to a surprising degree, can claim some success. The attempt to level the academic playing field is particularly noteworthy since the publisher is McGraw-Hill, which has been scored for inaccuracies in its textbooks by reviewers in Texas and California—the two largest markets for texts. Moreover, the publisher promoted it as the first textbook written by an all-woman team, a politically correct distinction that suggests a similar treatment of civics. Even the title is reminiscent of...
  • We’re Doomed If the EPA Continues to Embrace Bad Science

    04/20/2009 1:26:47 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 11 replies · 1,112+ views
    FoxNews ^ | April 20th, 2009 | Peter Ferrara
    Last Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency began implementing Obama administration policy with a “finding” that man-made global warming is a threat to human health. This finding provides the legal foundation for massive regulation of American life that would ultimately chase remaining manufacturing out of the country, sharply reduce America’s standard of living, and tumble the American economy into long term decline. The EPA and Obama are just following the reports of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). But the UN is as self-interested on this issue as the oil companies — except that it tilts in the...
  • Obama looks at climate engineering

    04/08/2009 9:55:04 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 103 replies · 3,215+ views
    ap ^ | 4/8/09 | Seth Borenstein
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The president's new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth's air.
  • Taxing the Weather

    03/05/2009 5:35:39 AM PST · by Zakeet · 7 replies · 420+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 5, 2009 | Alan Caruba
    Taxes imposed in the name of global warming are completely bogus. There is no global warming if, by that term, you mean a sudden, dramatic increase in the Earth’s average temperature. The Earth has been cooling for a decade, not warming. It is incumbent on all of us to email, fax, call, and write our Congress critters and tell them they must vote against any legislation regarding “greenhouse gas emissions” or “global warming.” Tell them that a vote for such legislation will be your vote for whoever runs against them in the next elections. The Obama administration and Congress is...
  • Obama banks on pollution reductions

    02/26/2009 2:52:16 PM PST · by topfile · 27 replies · 1,742+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 26, 2009 | Tom LoBianco
    President Barack Obama's first budget includes $15 billion a year for renewable energy programs and an ambitious plan to raise $646 billion from a carbon reduction proposal. "Because our future depends on our ability to break free from oil that's controlled by foreign dictators, we need to make clean, renewable energy the profitable kind of energy," Mr. Obama said Thursday morning. "That's why we'll be working with Congress on legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution and drives the production of more renewable energy." The plan uses money from a cap-and-trade program — which would allow companies to...
  • Obama: U.S. 'will emerge stronger' from crisis

    02/24/2009 3:30:09 PM PST · by topfile · 57 replies · 2,335+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 25, 2009 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama will pledge Tuesday night that the nation "will rebuild, we will recover," as he delivers an address to a joint session of Congress and with a nervous nation watching at home. "While our economy may be weakened and our confidence shaken; though we are living through difficult and uncertain times, tonight I want every American to know this: We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before," Mr. Obama will say, according to excerpts of his remarks. In lofty language, Mr. Obama is expected to promise a new path forward...