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  • Matt Ridley in the WSJ: Whatever Happened to Global Warming?

    09/05/2014 8:40:34 AM PDT · by Signalman · 19 replies
    WUWT ^ | 9/5/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Now come climate scientists’ implausible explanations for why the ‘hiatus’ has passed the 15-year mark.By MATT RIDLEY On Sept. 23 the United Nations will host a party for world leaders in New York to pledge urgent action against climate change. Yet leaders from China, India and Germany have already announced that they won’t attend the summit and others are likely to follow, leaving President Obama looking a bit lonely. Could it be that they no longer regard it as an urgent threat that some time later in this century the air may get a bit warmer? In effect, this is...
  • A must watch – Greening the Planet – Dr. Matt Ridley

    03/17/2013 8:15:16 AM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    WUWT ^ | 3/14/2013 | Anthony Watts
    Video showing that the Earth is getting greener BECAUSE of more co2 in the atmosphere and that the use of fossil fuels is preserving nature, not destroying it.
  • Charlize Theron and Ridley Scott tight-lipped on mysterious "Alien" prequel "Prometheus"

    07/29/2011 6:21:59 AM PDT · by tlb · 12 replies
    Comic-Con ^ | July 28, 2011 | N. Ehrbar
    In presenting his new film, Prometheus, at Comic-Con, Ridley Scott was torn between building excitement for the presumed Alien prequel and keeping the project shrouded in secrecy. “Ridley has been sort of very cryptically obtuse about everything, and he will probably kill us if we say too much about the movie,” screenwriter Damon Lindelof said. “If you were looking for answers, you came to the wrong place.” Theron was equally circumspect. When asked if she could share any details about her character, Meredith Vickers, she replied, “No, I can’t, sorry. I’m just here to be pretty.” One thing Lindelof did...
  • Planning The Next Wave

    08/17/2010 3:07:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE - For The Record - The IPT Blog ^ | by IPT News • Aug 17, 2010 at 12:56 pm | n/a
    NOTE: THIS IS THE NEW FLOTILLA/CONVOY/"HUMANITARIAN AID"/"HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS" THREAD. SNIPPET: "While the debate over mosque development in New York continues to dominate the news cycle, opposing sides in the Israeli blockade on Gaza are gearing up for a new round of confrontations that could take place as soon as next month. Although the list of items restricted from entering Gaza has been dramatically reduced, George Galloway, the ex-British MP who runs the group Viva Palestina, promises a new land convoy leaving from London, Casablanca and Doha September 18. Galloway has made it clear his mission has more to do...
  • Once-barred Muslim scholar arrives in NY for forum ( Tariq Ramadan )

    04/07/2010 7:40:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 501+ views
    trib ^ | April 7, 2010 | LARRY NEUMEISTER ,
    A prominent Muslim scholar banned from the United States for six years returned Wednesday for visits to four cities... "In the name of your fear or mistrust of Muslim-majority countries, you may end up betraying your own values," Tariq Ramadan ... Ramadan said he was happy to be in the U.S. speak on a panel Thursday at The Cooper Union college. "My name has been cleared," he said. The 47-year-old professor at Oxford University in England was permitted to return to the United States after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in January signed orders enabling re-entry for him...
  • Russell Crowe tries hand at romantic comedy

    09/11/2006 7:38:27 AM PDT · by Alkhin · 13 replies · 390+ views - Toronto ^ | Saturday, September 9, 2006 | unspecified
    But that doesn't mean Scott is through with making pictures about war and brutality along the lines of "Black Hawk Down," revealing he plans to return soon to the Middle East, the subject of his last period epic "Kingdom of Heaven." He then launched into a treatise on how Hollywood has such great potential to deliver messages about learning from history. "In wars, no one wins, everyone loses. There are no heroes, there's only dead people," he said, referring to what he called the chaos and craziness in the Middle East today. While he conceded Michael Moore has had successes...
  • The threat is real (Andrew Bolt)

    11/09/2005 1:30:04 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 1,986+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9th November 2005 | Andrew Bolt
    SO it wasn't a political stunt. It isn't about Iraq. And the threat of Islamist terror right here is more real than many pretend. How real? If the police are right, they have saved scores of you from being blown up -- as people in Madrid and London were blown up. As NSW Police Commissioner Ken Moroney put it, the arrest yesterday of 17 Muslim men disrupted "the final stages of a large-scale terrorist attack". He said explosive material had already been collected. Yet only last week, Prime Minister John Howard was pilloried by many for having warned of an...
  • Amazon Offers Free Short Films In Holiday Push

    11/09/2004 9:07:55 AM PST · by OESY · 4 replies · 567+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 9, 2004 | NICK WINGFIELD
    ...Beginning today, Amazon plans to feature one original short film each week in a prominent spot on its home page for the next five weeks -- all commissioned by Amazon and available for free downloading by the site's visitors. The four-to-seven minute movies will star a variety of Hollywood actors in fictional stories fashioned loosely around a theme Amazon describes as "karmic balance;" characters, in essence, learn valuable life lessons.... Instead of a traditional advertising hard sell, the movies mark the escalation of an effort by Amazon to provide unique online content free of charge to its customers, some of...
  • Yvonne Ridley, Taliban Captive, Soon-To-Be Muslim ( New Interview

    08/27/2002 9:05:04 AM PDT · by swarthyguy · 29 replies · 304+ views
    IslamOnline ^ | 8.27.02 | Mohammed Ayub Khan, IOL Chicago correspondent
    CHICAGO, August 27 (IslamOnline) - British journalist Yvonne Ridley has announced that she plans to convert to Islam. IslamOnline talked to Ridley about her religious background, her encounters with the Taliban, and her decision to convert to Islam. Ridley made international headlines last year when she entered Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban. She was eventually released and went on to write about her experiences in a book entitled In The Hands of the Taliban published by Robson Books in the U.K. Ridley told IslamOnline, “I was brought up a Protestant, in the Church of England. I sang...