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  • Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax

    07/17/2014 2:02:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    The Daily Times ^ | 07/17/2014
    Noah Rothman wrote up Quinnipiac’s gubernatorial poll yesterday, prompting me to wonder over at Townhall whether the polling outfit was holding back its Senate numbers for separate release. We now have our answer. A virtual deadlock, and advantage Gardner: The closely-watched U.S. Senate race is tied with 44 percent for U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger, and 42 percent for Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 10 percent are undecided. This compares to the results of an April 24 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University showing Sen. Udall at...
  • The Desease Of Soul And The Cure...Mark 8 pt 7

    And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my...
  • Croatians vote against same-sex marriage

    12/01/2013 1:51:10 PM PST · by annalex · 23 replies
    thenews.com.pk ^ | December 02, 2013
    ZAGREB: A majority of Croatians voted in a referendum Sunday to ban gay marriages in what is a major victory for the Catholic Church-backed conservatives in the European Union´s newest nation. The state electoral commission, citing near complete results, said 65 percent of those who voted answered "yes" to the referendum question: "Do you agree that marriage is matrimony between a man and a woman?" About 34 percent voted against. The result meant that Croatia´s constitution will be amended to ban same-sex marriage. The vote has deeply divided Croatia. Liberal groups have said the referendum´s question infringes on basic human...
  • Obama Solely Responsible for Shutdown

    10/14/2013 7:47:30 PM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | October 14, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    President Barack Obama is solely responsible for the current government shutdown. He used the Republican opposition to his health care plan to manipulate them into a situation he could exploit. He wants to use his media sheep to make the Republicans look bad so he can pursue his goal of gaining dictatorial control over the budget process. He wants the type of power the British monarchy lost centuries ago. I wouldn't trust former President Thomas Jefferson with the type of control over the federal debt that Obama wants. Jefferson was not only a more honorable man than Obama, he may...
  • Wasserman Schultz: GOP needs to reject tea party, ‘embrace sanity’

    09/21/2013 5:43:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 76 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 9/21/13 | Tom Tillison
    While you may get an argument on whether U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., is an authority on what’s sane or not, the head of the Democratic National Committee said Friday that the GOP needs to “embrace sanity” when it comes to funding the government. “This is about an internal civil war going on in the Republican Party where clearly the tea party has won,” Wasserman Schultz said in an interview with CNN after the Republican-controlled House passed a continuing resolution that will fund government while defunding Obamacare. “They are hurdling us toward government shutdown and economic crisis. It is...
  • Fairness, Freedom, Sanity...You Can Only Pick Two...

    07/05/2013 11:36:26 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-5-13 | The Looking Spoon
    One of the big frustrations I have creating conservative graphics is that because it's only something I do on the side mostly for fun I often times find myself disappointed with pieces where I really liked the concept because of time constraints juggling work, family and TLS.I did the original for this two years ago, almost to the day. I decided to revisit it, and this is definitely a step a better direction for this idea.
  • Judge Halts New York City Soda Ban

    03/11/2013 12:41:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 106 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March11 , 2013 | MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL
    <p>A state judge on Monday stopped Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration from banning the sale of large sugary drinks at New York City restaurants and other venues, a major defeat for a mayor who has made public-health initiatives a cornerstone of his tenure.</p>
  • Why don't we drug and alcohol test all appointed and elected officials?

    03/05/2013 10:52:10 AM PST · by jyro · 20 replies
    I've been drug and alcohol tested for the last 20 years at my work. It's random and occurs every year. It only seems logical to test all officials also.
  • NYC Marathon: Runners protest, volunteer for Hurricane Sandy cleanup

    11/02/2012 11:58:02 AM PDT · by EBH · 47 replies
    UPI ^ | 11/2/12 | GABRIELLE LEVY
    At least two groups of people scheduled to run the New York City Marathon Sunday are organizing protests against the city's decision to allow the marathon to go forward, despite Hurricane Sandy's devastation. Furious over resources going to the marathon instead of to relief efforts, Penny Krakoff, a social worker, plans to take food and supplies to the Staten Island starting line before breaking off to deliver them to Sandy victims. "I cannot start a 26.2 mile run in Staten Island—people are missing, stranded, in need of resources. Brooklyn and Queens have equal devastation," she told Gothamist. "Parts of Manhattan...
  • Top Chile court overwhelmingly rejects same-sex ‘marriage’

    11/08/2011 8:35:10 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 11-8-11 | Patrick B. Craine
    Chile’s Constitutional Tribunal has rejected an effort seeking to force the country to recognize the “marriages” of three same-sex couples. The court, which is the nation’s highest authority on constitutional matters, voted 9-1 on Nov. 3rd against the suit challenging the constitutionality of Chile’s Civil Code, which recognizes marriage as the union of “a man and a woman.” The three homosexual couples, who were aided by Chile’s Homosexual Integration and Liberation Movement (MOVILH), sought to register themselves as “married” in September 2010, but were refused. Two of the couples had already contracted “marriages” in Canada and Argentina respectively. The justices...
  • Allen West slams tea party "schizophrenia"

    07/29/2011 9:09:32 AM PDT · by Outraged At FLA · 324 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/29/11 | Laura Ingraham
    Basically goes on to call the tea party opposition schizophrenia.. Him and Laura bash the tea party.
  • Pro-Terry Jones Forces Begin to Coalesce; Ann Barnhardt Denounces

    04/06/2011 11:05:03 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 14 replies
    Ann Barnhardt of Colorado, who made a video response to General Petraeus and Senator Lindsey Graham, after the two called for restraint of the First Amendment with regard to Islam. Barnhardt blasts both men with fury and righteousness, then reads hateful passages from the Koran, just before ripping out the offending page and burning it. Her readings show why the Koran is such an evil book and why it deserves the flames -- it calls for murder, deceit, torture, rape and homosexual pedophilia. This young woman does indeed have more balls than most men. Her two videos are embedded below.
  • On Giving Up (Salman Rushdie Comments on Yusuf Islam's (AKA Cat Stevens) Cameo at Jon Stewart rally)

    11/01/2010 8:39:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 1+ views
    STANDPOINT ^ | 10/31/2010 | Nick Cohen
    Jon Stewart's Rally for Sanity yesterday featured Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens singing "Peace Train". Islam/Stevens previously showed his commitment to peace and sanity by saying that death was the appropriate punishment for Salman Rushdie's "blasphemy". He has tried to wiggle out of it and issued all kinds of denials. But here is what he said (SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_Stevens%27_comments_about_Salman_Rushdie) to Geoffrey Robertson QC in 1989. (Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-wjxwpvqps) Robertson: You don't think that this man deserves to die? Y. Islam: Who, Salman Rushdie? Robertson: Yes. Y. Islam: Yes, yes. Robertson: And do you have a duty to be his executioner? Y....
  • So, How Much Sanity Was There in D.C. Yesterday? (good crowd comparison)

    10/31/2010 2:08:37 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamasmedia.com ^ | October 31, 2010 | Charlie Martin
    Big name acts, extensive crowd control, rules against video or audio taping even with your cell phone, boring political speeches ... this wasn't a rally, this was a U2 concert! But how many people attended? *********************************************** What if they held a political rally and a rock concert broke out? The “Rally to Restore Sanity/Fear” in Washington, D.C., on Saturday looked like it was probably generally a lot of fun. The crowd looked cheerful, and I generally like Jon Stewart and sometimes like Stephen Colbert. The music was okay — I’m a big fan of Cat Stevens, and the guy with...
  • Team Sanity numbers more than 200,000, by some estimates

    10/31/2010 11:15:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/31/10 | Jordan Steffen and Matea Gold
    A high-spirited crowd numbering, by some estimates, more than 200,000 swamped the National Mall on Saturday, overwhelming the city's public transportation system as people flocked to what organizers billed as a "comedic call for calm." (snip) The turnout was estimated by organizers at more than 250,000, but the figure was not confirmed by local or federal authorities, who do not estimate crowd sizes. An aerial estimate by CBS News estimated 215,000 attended, plus or minus 10%. In a similar estimate for a rally by conservative commentator Glenn Beck in August, CBS estimated the crowd at between 78,000 and 96,000.
  • “Rally to Restore Sanity” pledges to “strictly prohibit filming” at National Mall

    10/31/2010 10:52:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/31/10 | J.P. Freire
    Irony reaches new heights as Comedy Central is going to “strictly prohibit filming” of the Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive. PJTV’s Washington Bureau chief Richard Pollock inquired with the Comedy Central’s senior vice president of corporate communications Steve Albani about receiving credentials. Albani claimed that Pollock would not be given credentials because of limited supply, and as such there would be no room on the “press riser” for PJTV’s camera and crew. When Pollock said that he’d be fine with filming not on the press riser, Albani said that filming would be “strictly prohibited” between 3rd and...
  • Stewart’s “Moderate” Fans Holding Up Cantor as Hitler Signs

    10/30/2010 12:53:47 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 10/30/10
    MSNBC, of all places, has the pictures: I don't know about you, but nothing says "restoring sanity" to me like depicting a Jewish person as a Nazi.
  • The "Real Rally to Restore Sanity" is Tuesday, Nov 2nd, 2010 not sideshow w/o toilets tommorrow!!

    10/29/2010 8:27:57 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 5 replies
    vanity | steelers6
    Thought this summed it up for FREEPERS
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-23-10 (Excitement building for Restore Sanity Rally!)

    10/23/2010 11:35:49 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 67 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 23, 2010 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    The One Nation Rally three weeks ago was, as even one DUmmie admitted, "a disaster": boring, embarrassing, poorly attended. But, BUT, the upcoming Stewart-Colbert Rally will be different! Hip, cool, FUnnie--everyone who's anyone will be there--be there or be square! Yes, Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity"/Colbert's "March to Keep Fear Alive" NEXT SATURDAY, one week from today, will TRULY be The Day When Everything Finally Changed! Suddenly the light bulb (one of those ecofriendly corkscrew lightbulbs, of course)--the light bulb will go on all across America, and voters will, because of the collective intelligence, wit, and coolness on display...
  • Atlanta Rabbi With Eyes Full of Fire

    10/08/2010 8:30:16 AM PDT · by nolongerademocrat · 72 replies
    Atlanta Synagogue | Rosh Hashanah 2010 | Rabbi Schlomo Lewis
    THIS PERTAINS TO ALL AMERICANS! It is neither short nor a comfortable read, but read it anyway as I felt it touches every fiber of your mind and body.... Written and delivered as a sermon by Atlanta Rabbi Schlomo Lewis, this is the most cogent look at the world's plight, and that of the Jews, that I have ever had the privilege of reading. Do yourself and your family a great service by taking a quiet ten minutes to read it thoughtfully. EHR KUMT First Day of Rosh Hashanah 2010 Many years ago a Chasid used to travel from shtetl...
  • Obama: Post-Racial, Post-Partisan, or Post-Sanity?

    07/26/2010 8:08:02 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 26, 2010 | Dan Miller
    There is no less racism now than pre-Obama, and there is no less partisanship; there may well be more of both. I was wrong in thinking that these things might diminish, and while having voted against him provides a bit of comfort, it provides very little. That there is now even less sanity provides no solace whatever. Caligula, a Roman emperor, was clearly nuts; he probably suffered from schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses. However: [Those] who believe that Caligula was never mentally ill attribute his erratic behavior to being suddenly presented with immense responsibility, having had no previous experience...
  • The Next American Tax Rebellion Has Begun

    03/01/2010 7:46:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 1,226+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2010 | Michael Reagan
    My father, Ronald Reagan, battled successfully to simplify the tax code but his work has been largely undone. The arrogance of those who use the tax code to manipulate citizen behavior and Congressional ambitions for personal advancement have again corrupted the already destructive income tax system. It will fall to the American people to once again reject unfair taxation that favors the mighty at the expense of the public. These 237 years after the Boston Tea Party and 31 years after the tax revolt that contributed to the election of my father as President, America is again rejecting “taxation without...
  • Waterboard Abdulmutallab!

    12/31/2009 1:46:38 PM PST · by yoe · 40 replies · 1,023+ views
    Power Line ^ | December 31, 2009 | John Hinderaker
    That's what voters say, according to today's (Rasmussen survey:)Fifty-eight percent (58%) of U.S. voters say waterboarding and other aggressive interrogation techniques should be used to gain information from the terrorist who attempted to bomb an airliner on Christmas Day. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 30% oppose the use of such techniques, and another 12% are not sure. There's this, too: Seventy-one percent (71%) of all voters think the attempt by the Nigerian Muslim to blow up the airliner as it landed in Detroit should be investigated by military authorities as a terrorist act. Only 22%...
  • Opponents of health overhaul happy as bill drags

    07/27/2009 11:21:21 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 6 replies · 1,032+ views
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | 07-27-2009 | ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON – August means beaches and barbecues. And for some, a chance to rally the troops for this fall's health care showdown. Senate postponement of work on health care until September gives interest groups on both sides an entire month to whip up supporters, and pushes off crucial votes on the overhaul effort until fall — when people are likely to refocus on the issue. Backers and opponents of President Barack Obama's top domestic priority plan to use Congress' August recess for intensive advertising and grass-roots campaigns in hopes that energized voters might influence wavering lawmakers. Even so, some political...
  • Fight crazy talk with sanity (What is it about Hussein that drives some people nuts?)

    06/19/2009 6:52:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 812+ views
    Carroll County Times ^ | 6/16/09 | Clarence Page
    Fight crazy talk with sanityBy Clarence Page Published: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 5:16 PM EDT What is it about President Obama that drives some people crazy? Take, for example, his former pastor. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright is back in the news again. This time he’s apologizing. He really did not mean to blame “them Jews” in an earlier interview for keeping him away from the president, he says now. He had meant to refer to “Zionists” and not all Jews. The sound bite in question occurred a day earlier. In a walking interview with a reporter for Virginia’s Daily Press,...
  • A Month in the life of George W. Bush (News and photos) June 2009

    06/01/2009 5:24:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 336 replies · 13,743+ views
    White House.gov ^ | June 1, 2009
    It is now over 5 month since the best President of this century has left office . Do I miss the years he was our President and Commander in Chief.? You betcha. Today, I will post photos from June 2001 and June 2002. snugs will post photos from June 2003. (She might do it tomorrow though instead.. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • U.S. ships must post guards if sailing off Somalia

    05/12/2009 9:46:18 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 13 replies · 682+ views
    Yahoo / Reuters ^ | 5/12/2009 | Jane Sutton
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard will require U.S.-flagged ships sailing around the Horn of Africa to post guards and ship owners to submit anti-piracy security plans for approval, a Coast Guard official said on Tuesday. The new requirements, which respond to a surge of piracy off the coast of Somalia, allow ship owners to decide whether to use armed or unarmed guards, Coast Guard Rear Admiral James Watson told shipping industry representatives at a maritime security meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The revised Maritime Security Directive, highly anticipated by the shipping industry, was signed on Monday...
  • Star Wars Inspires Couple's Bizarre Sci-Fi Wedding

    05/05/2009 12:52:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 1,460+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 05 May 2009 | Murray Wardrop
    A couple's obsession with Star Wars inspired them to theme their wedding on the blockbuster films – with the groom playing Han Solo and the bride Princess Leia.Duncan Thomson, 41, and Sammi Gardiner, 39, got married in an unusual ceremony surrounded by friends and family all dressed as characters from the sci-fi movies. In a pun on the films' famous phrase, "may the force be with you", they chose Monday as the date for the service, so they could bill it as "May the 4th be with you". The couple, from the Isle of Wight, even invited the movie's director...
  • Italy Scraps Dangerous Dog Blacklist

    04/02/2009 9:43:55 AM PDT · by kanawa · 16 replies · 537+ views
    lifeinitaly.com ^ | Mar.03/09 | n/a
    Italy is to scrap its blacklist of dangerous dogs, replacing it with a law making owners more responsible for their pet`s training and behaviour, Health Undersecretary Francesca Martini said Tuesday. The new law, which will come into effect in April, will wipe clean the current list of 17 breeds which are considered potentially dangerous, including Rottweilers, pit bull terriers, bull mastiffs and American bulldogs. Under the current law, owners of these breeds are required to keep them muzzled in public places and ensure that they pose no danger to others, while failure to respect the law can result in the...
  • BRAKING HARDLY: SEAN HANNITY PLEADS GUILTY (ALL CHARGES LIKE RUSH) SIMULTANEOUSLY AS RUSH LIMBAUGH

    03/04/2009 4:15:16 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 120 replies · 4,703+ views
    cybwarsatwarhq.blogspot.com ^ | 3/3/2009 | Posted by CYBER_WARFARE_HQ
    SEAN HANNITY PLEADS GUILTY (ALL CHARGES LIKE RUSH) SIMULTANEOUSLY AS RUSH LIMBAUGH: FOLLOWS CODE OF THE BUSHIDO AND COMMITS HARI-KARI ON AIR (MAR 3, Tuesday, March 03, 2009 Sean Hannity pleads guilty, incontestable and does not challenge the charges against him any further; says “he had substantive charges” and also why the federal authorities will find his finances out of order “rich people always find a way to stash their fortune?” Or it could be a paper trail of corruption and influence or some criminal organization. Could also be Client 23 and various reasons why he knew Rush was in...
  • Japan's Scientists: Global warming isn't man-made

    02/25/2009 3:55:49 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies · 1,028+ views
    The Register (UK) ^ | February 25, 2009 | By Andrew Orlowski
    Japanese scientists have made a dramatic break with the UN and Western-backed hypothesis of climate change in a new report from its Energy Commission. Three of the five researchers disagree with the UN's IPCC view that recent warming is primarily the consequence of man-made industrial emissions of greenhouse gases. Remarkably, the subtle and nuanced language typical in such reports has been set aside. One of the five contributors compares computer climate modelling to ancient astrology. Others castigate the paucity of the US ground temperature data set used to support the hypothesis, and declare that the unambiguous warming trend from the...
  • More States Considering Tax Breaks to Woo Jobs_

    02/02/2009 5:31:26 PM PST · by Flavius · 9 replies · 622+ views
    wsj ^ | 2/2/09 | by Stephanie Simon
    Rising unemployment has touched off a race among state governors to woo companies with tax breaks and financial incentives, even as budget shortfalls force cuts in education, health care and other services.
  • Girls Need a Dad and Boys Need a Mom

    01/05/2009 5:41:15 PM PST · by dbz77 · 12 replies · 775+ views
    TownHall ^ | January 5, 2009 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    The latest issue of The Journal of Communication and Religion (November 2008, Volume 31, Number 2) contains an excellent analysis of the importance of opposite-sex parent relationships. The common sense conclusion is backed up with social science data and affirmed by a peer-reviewed scholarly article: girls need a dad, and boys need a mom. Not surprisingly, the study also found that communication is an essential building block for all family relationships — family interactions are the crucible for attitudes, values, priorities, and worldviews. Beyond the shaping and modeling of these essential personal characteristics, the family shapes an individual’s interpersonal system...
  • [Israeli] Cabinet rejects 48-hr truce proposal

    12/31/2008 1:26:53 PM PST · by mojito · 8 replies · 1,181+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/31/2008 | Staff
    The Security Cabinet on Wednesday rejected a French proposal for a 48-hour suspension of the IDF offensive against Hamas to allow Paris the opportunity to mediate a cease-fire, but Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that the proposal would be reconsidered when the time is right. "We didn't initiate the Gaza operation in order to end it while Israeli towns are still under fire, as they were before the operation." said Olmert. "Imagine if after a few days of the offensive we had declared a unilateral cease-fire and a rocket barrage had then hit Ashkelon" he continued. "Israel has shown restraint...
  • Just surrendered by closing my VanGuard fund.

    10/09/2008 1:00:23 PM PDT · by prolifefirst · 155 replies · 3,720+ views
    Vanity | 10/8/08 | vanity
    Can't take it anymore.
  • Kucinich introducing 35 Articles of Impeachment

    06/09/2008 5:17:44 PM PDT · by ROCKLOBSTER · 253 replies · 847+ views
    C_SPAN
    Dennis Kucinich is currently on the floor of the House presenting his bill to impeach President George W. Bush. C-SPAN, 8:00 PM 9 Jun 2008.
  • AMERICA-The Right Way! (Feb. 4-8, 2008)[ Remember the Trade Center!]

    02/04/2008 4:13:03 AM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 190 replies · 175+ views
    All of us | Feb. 4, 2008 | Various News Sources and Free republic members
    Good morning, and welcome to Super Duper Tuesday Week...It's also the culmination of Mardi Gras, and oh yes, there was a big football game of some sort yesterday...Hollywood Writer's strike is expected to end this week...
  • RUSH LIMBAUGH LIVE RADIO THREAD, SEPTEMBER 4, 2007

    09/04/2007 8:26:33 AM PDT · by angcat · 157 replies · 3,302+ views
    PING!
  • Warming not behind hurricane activity-forecaster_( environazis cult will burn him on a stake)

    04/06/2007 5:51:12 PM PDT · by Flavius · 18 replies · 844+ views
    alertnet ^ | 06 Apr 2007 | Reuters
    By Jeff Franks NEW ORLEANS, April 6 (Reuters) - Natural changes in ocean currents are to blame for increased Atlantic hurricane activity in recent years, not man-made global warming as many scientists believe, hurricane forecaster William Gray said on Friday. "I think the whole human-induced greenhouse gas thing is a red herring," Gray said in a speech at the National Hurricane Conference. Gray, whose annual forecasts for the hurricane season are closely watched, said the Earth has warmed the past 30 years, but that it was due to flucuations in ocean currents. He predicted a cooling off period would begin...
  • Sean Hannity Live Radio Thread. 04/04/07

    04/04/2007 11:47:03 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 168 replies · 1,302+ views
  • Plus Ça (Climate) Change (Inconvenient history/common sense)

    02/21/2007 6:13:54 AM PST · by yoe · 25 replies · 795+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 21, 2007 | PETE DU PONT
    When Eric the Red led the Norwegian Vikings to Greenland in the late 900s, it was an ice-free farm country--grass for sheep and cattle, open water for fishing, a livable climate--so good a colony that by 1100 there were 3,000 people living there. Then came the Ice Age. By 1400, average temperatures had declined by 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, the glaciers had crushed southward across the farmlands and harbors, and the Vikings did not survive. Such global temperature fluctuations are not surprising, for looking back in history we see a regular pattern of warming and cooling. From 200 B.C. to A.D....
  • President of Czech Republic Calls Man-Made Global Warming a 'Myth' - Questions Gore's Sanity

    02/12/2007 12:27:01 PM PST · by Neville72 · 66 replies · 2,020+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 2/12/2007 | Drudge
    Czech president Vaclav Klaus has criticized the UN panel on global warming, claiming that it was a political authority without any scientific basis. In an interview with "Hospodárské noviny", a Czech economics daily, Klaus answered a few questions: Q: IPCC has released its report and you say that the global warming is a false myth. How did you get this idea, Mr President?• A: It's not my idea. Global warming is a false myth and every serious person and scientist says so. It is not fair to refer to the U.N. panel. IPCC is not a scientific institution: it's a...
  • Transforming the Tax Code: An Examination of the President’s Tax Reform Panel Recommendations

    09/17/2006 7:55:38 PM PDT · by pigdog · 126 replies · 1,473+ views
    Prepared Remarks of Mr. David Burton Americans for Fair Taxation My name is David Burton. I am a partner in the Argus Group, a small public policy firm based in Virginia. I have a particular interest in, and awareness of, the problems of small businesses for a number of reasons. I worked for many years in my family’s furniture and pool table manufacturing business stopping only once I was well into law school. I worked as the CFO and general counsel of a small 80 employee multinational manufacturing company. I also regard small businesses and farmers as the greatest source...
  • Court overturns ruling in DUI case

    09/01/2006 8:37:33 PM PDT · by elkfersupper · 44 replies · 1,137+ views
    pennlive.com ^ | 8/24/06 | PETE SHELLEM
    It was a case that prompted the president judge of Commonwealth Court to upbraid some judges for ignoring the constitution in the name of stopping drunk driving. At issue: If a police officer outside his jurisdiction stops a vehicle and the driver refuses to take an alcohol breath t est, can the license of the driver be suspended for a year? The answer is no, according to a ruling this week by the state Supreme Court. Police have grounds to make arrests outside of their jurisdiction when they see a "felony, misdemeanor, breach of peace or any other act which...
  • New Democratic Logo

    08/09/2006 9:02:29 AM PDT · by Anti-MSM · 6 replies · 3,797+ views
    So after last night's resounding defeat in the Connecticut primary of what's left of common sense in the Democratic Party, it is time to replace the old with the new: OLD LOGO: NEW LOGO:
  • CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES: THE TYRANNY OF COMPULSORY SCHOOLING

    07/09/2006 4:52:38 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 52 replies · 821+ views
    Spinning Globe ^ | John Gatto Taylor
    Let me speak to you about dumbness because that is what schools teach best. Old-fashioned dumbness used to be simple ignorance: you didn't know something, but there were ways to find out if you wanted to. Government-controlled schooling didn't eliminate dumbness - in fact, we now know that people read more fluently before we had forced schooling - but dumbness was transformed. Now dumb people aren't just ignorant; they're the victims of the non-thought of secondhand ideas. Dumb people are now well-informed about the opinions of Time magazine and CBS, The New York Times and the President; their job is...
  • 'Path to citizenship' faces House foes

    05/25/2006 3:43:58 PM PDT · by notes2005 · 32 replies · 927+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 05/25/2006 | By Charles Hurt
    Liberal House Republicans are taking an increasingly tough stance on immigration reform and are more determined than ever to delete the portions of the Senate bill that grant citizenship rights to more than 10 million illegal aliens. "I don't want to see a bill come to the floor of the House that gives them a path to citizenship," said Rep. Christopher Shays of Connecticut, one of the most liberal Republicans in Congress.This is a change from three weeks ago, before Mr. Shays attended 18 community meetings in his district, where the questions invariably turned to immigration. At the first meeting,...
  • House Republican Will Try to Squash Ports Deal (Duncan Hunter)

    03/02/2006 6:26:44 PM PST · by AntiGuv · 148 replies · 2,170+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 02, 2006 | Liz Sidoti
    WASHINGTON - One of the most prominent House Republicans on military issues said Thursday he would try to scuttle a Dubai-based company's effort to manage U.S. ports as lawmakers' complaints about the Bush administration's handling of the issue continued to spread. "Dubai cannot be trusted," said Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and normally one of the administration's most trusted allies. He called the United Arab Emirates "a bazaar for terrorist nations" and asserted that the United States should not permit DP World to take over significant operations at six U.S. ports. "I intend to...
  • Invalid Rule Spares Former Prosecutors from Discipline

    01/21/2006 4:46:19 AM PST · by hdrabon · 20 replies · 1,487+ views
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The disciplinary arm of the N.C. State Bar dropped charges of felonious misconduct against two former Union County prosecutors Friday because of a 1999 clerical error at the state Supreme Court. The State Bar had charged Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in a 1996 death penalty case. The ruling Friday marks the second time that Honeycutt and Brewer won on procedural grounds before the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission, which sits as judge and jury in disciplinary cases. . . . Prosecutors around the state are concerned that the case is damaging their reputation and...
  • Bar calls ex-DAs' actions feloniesEvidence withheld in '96 murder case

    01/16/2006 8:18:17 AM PST · by hdrabon · 12 replies · 1,190+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 13, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The N.C. State Bar has challenged the dismissal of disciplinary charges against two former Union County prosecutors, saying they committed felonies to win a death penalty conviction. Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer were charged with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in the 1996 murder trial. Honeycutt, the former district attorney in Union County, has since returned to private practice; Brewer is now a District Court judge in Richmond County. Last week, the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission cited a missed deadline in dismissing the case against them. But the bar's lawyers say there is no deadline to bring charges because the...