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  • Did Two federal Agencies Fraudulently Cook Global Warming Data

    11/26/2015 7:26:59 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Oversight: A federal agency keeps stonewalling congressional efforts to access its internal communications. What's the problem here? If the agency's global warming claim was honestly arrived at, just turn over the documents.
  • Peak Ebola? Even Goldman Is Now Warning About The Ebola Fear Factor

    10/17/2014 5:11:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies ^ | 10-17-14 | Tyler Durden
    News about the spread of the Ebola virus has been an increasing focus for market participants in recent days. Despite rising media coverage, Ebola seems to have had little discernible effect on consumer sentiment to date. However, as Goldman Sachs notes, the "fear factor" associated with Ebola appears more significant than in past instances of pandemic concern. While expert opinion sees the likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the US as very low, it is likely any negative macroeconomic consequences are most likely to be transmitted through fear or risk-aversion channels.
  • Chicago Police Chief: iPhone the ‘Phone of Choice for the Pedophile’

    10/01/2014 5:01:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    mediaite ^ | 9-26-14 | Josh Feldman
    The information leaked by Edward Snowden last year raised the public consciousness quite a bit about user privacy and security in using certain services (not to mention the hope that companies won’t be that willing to acquiesce to government requests for user information). In recent weeks, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been emphasizing a new focus on user security and encryption. Both Apple and Google have implemented stronger data encryption so it’s harder to compromise user data. The problem is, however, that it would be harder for law enforcement to access that data too. And FBI Director James Comey isn’t...
  • To Hold Senate, Democrats Rely on Single Women {More Like "Single White Women"!]

    07/02/2014 9:22:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    NYTimes ^ | July 02, 2014 | JACKIE CALMES
    To Hold Senate, Democrats Rely on Single Women By JACKIE CALMES JULY 2, 2014 Senator Kay Hagan, center, a North Carolina Democrat struggling to secure a second term, recently has shown gains in polls. RALEIGH, N.C. — The decline of marriage over the last generation has helped create an emerging voting bloc of unmarried women that is profoundly reshaping the American electorate to the advantage, recent elections suggest, of the Democratic Party. What is far from clear is whether Democrats will benefit in the midterm contests this fall. With their Senate majority at stake in November, Democrats and allied groups...
  • Is There a Climate Bubble?

    06/25/2014 6:39:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | June 25, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Here's the question of the day: Is there a climate bubble? In a New York Times op-ed, former treasury secretary Hank Paulson says there is. He calls it The Coming Climate Crash. For too many years, we failed to rein in the excesses building up in the nation’s financial markets. When the credit bubble burst in 2008, the damage was devastating. Millions suffered. Many still do. We’re making the same mistake today with climate change. We’re staring down a climate bubble that poses enormous risks to both our environment and economy. The warning signs are clear and growing more urgent...
  • Gun nuts are terrorizing America: The watershed moment everyone missed

    06/23/2014 1:12:24 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 50 replies
    Salon ^ | June 23, 2014 | Rick Perlstein
    Here is a truth so fundamental that it should be self-evident: When legitimately constituted state authority stands down in the face of armed threats, the very foundation of the republic is in danger. And yet that is exactly what happened at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch this spring: An alleged criminal defeated the cops, because the forces of lawlessness came at them with guns — then Bureau of Land Management officials further surrendered by removing the government markings from their vehicles to prevent violence against them. What should be judged a watershed in American history instead became a story about one...
  • Our President Needs a Science Lesson (Not my president)

    07/02/2013 3:53:12 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | June 30th, 2013 | Steve Maley
    Of his new plan to address climate change, President Obama says: This plan will cut the dangerous carbon pollution that contributes to climate change. For years, groups like the American Lung Association have warned us that carbon pollution threatens our health and the air our children breathe. We limit the mercury, sulfur, and arsenic in our air and water, but today, there are no federal limits on the amount of carbon pollution that power plants can pump into the air. ThatÂ’s not safe. So weÂ’ll work with states and businesses to set new standards that put an end to this...
  • All Signs Indicate That This Flu Season Is Going To Be Brutal

    12/04/2012 6:10:52 PM PST · by blam · 114 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-4-2012 | Jennifer Welsh
    All Signs Indicate That This Flu Season Is Going To Be Brutal Jennifer WelshDec. 4, 2012, 6:53 PMThe flu season could be especially bad this year, and is one of the earliest-starting flu seasons in a decade, said Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control. "This is the earliest regular flu season we've had in nearly a decade, since the 2003-2004 flu season. That was an early and severe flu year," CDC director Thomas Frieden said in a teleconference yesterday Dec. 3. That season was very severe, especially for children, they said. This is much different than we...
  • Vince Cable: Europe could be plunged into war if Euro collapses

    10/14/2012 9:18:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:17PM BST 14 Oct 2012 | Rosa Prince
    Vince Cable has warned that Europe could be plunged into war if the crisis in the eurozone results in the collapse of the currency. The Liberal Democrat Business Secretary said that the potential consequences of the failure of the Euro were "incalculable" and that there was "no automatic guarantee" that the continent would not disintegrate into conflict. … Speaking at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, Mr. Cable said: "I think we need to take stock that if the eurozone were to unravel in a way that destroyed the European project—and there is a risk that could happen—the consequences would be absolutely...
  • MILLOY: EPA chief’s toxic emissions

    11/03/2011 10:11:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2011 | Steve Milloy
    It is time for Lisa P. Jackson to resign. Last Friday at Howard University, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) railed against the coal industry, saying, “In [the coal industry’s] entire history - 50, 60, 70 years or even 30 - they never found the time or the reason to clean up their act. They’re literally on life support. And the people keeping them on life support are all of us.” This is patently false, of course, as emissions from U.S. coal-fired power plants are quite heavily regulated. Those emissions controls are the reason U.S. air is clean...
  • Radio ad warns of petition drives (Using fear of identity theft to thwart petition drive)

    08/08/2011 7:00:06 PM PDT · by TankerKC · 6 replies
    Sign On San Diego ^ | July 29, 2011 | Ashly McGlone
    The radio ad sounds unsettling, warning of the dangers of signing political petitions. “California doesn’t license or bond signature gatherers. Many of them are from out of state and move from city to city to carry petitions. Anyone can do it, even convicted felons and forgers,” says the ad. “The legislature even called it an identity theft starter kit.” The tagline says the ad is funded by Californians Against Identity Theft, with no further information. The Watchdog set out to determine who was behind the ad. The domain for the group’s website is registered to the same address and phone...
  • Passwords in Mac OS X Can Be Pilfered With New Tool(Whoopsies!)

    07/27/2011 10:03:15 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 55 replies
    PCWorld ^ | Jul 27, 2011 8:40 am | By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News
    A company that makes password recovery tools has released one that can snatch passwords from a locked or sleeping Macintosh running Mac OS X Lion by plugging another computer into the Mac's FireWire port. The attack technique is several years old and the only way to defend against it is to turn the Mac off.
  • White House Threatens Veto Of Boehner Debt Bill

    07/26/2011 12:43:09 PM PDT · by Qbert · 81 replies
    MarketWatch Pulse via Fox Business ^ | July 26, 2011 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's advisers would recommend that he veto a bill authored by House Speaker John Boehner to cut government spending and raise the debt ceiling in two stages, the White House said Tuesday. The House is expected to vote on the Republican bill on Wednesday.
  • Parody On ‘That’ Global Warming Video

    10/08/2010 5:37:50 PM PDT · by TonyfromOz · 8 replies
    PA Pundits International ^ | 08 October 2010 | TonyfromOz
    That disgusting video brought out in the UK in an attempt to push their point of view on Climate Change has backfired big time. While MSM didn't pay much attention in the U.S. the video has gone viral on You Tube, as people parody that video with their own satirical content overlayed over the original. In fact the originators may have unwittingly even opened that door themselves with their original lame apology saying they would not censor anybody who reposted the video. This is just one of those videos of many now surfacing on You Tube. The people who originally...
  • Another Epic Global Warming Fail – Hanged Children? What Is Stirring In These Warmists’ Minds?

    10/06/2010 7:29:52 AM PDT · by TonyfromOz · 22 replies · 1+ views
    PA Pundits International ^ | 06 October 2010 | Andrew Bolt
    After the recent bad feedback for the Global Warming alarmists for a video of blowing up children for not reducing their Carbon footprints, another poor taste advertisement has shown up using an image just as disgusting. Is there nothing these people will not stoop to in order to make their point. If anyone else produced something like this, they would be absolutely condemned for doing so. These people think they can get away with whatever they want to.
  • Epic Fail – Global Warming Alarmist Group Shoots Itself In The Foot

    10/02/2010 7:35:03 AM PDT · by TonyfromOz · 26 replies
    PA Pundits International ^ | Friday 01 October 2010 | TonyfromOz
    What were these people thinking? Blowing up children if they disagree with reducing Carbon Dioxide emissions. Why is it that these global warming scaremongers think they can get away with something like this to promote their cause in a way that no other person or group would even consider doing. At no stage of this process did they even consider the negative impact, or the negative feedback their violent video would produce. They went to a lot of trouble to do this, only to pull the video from their site, and publish a lame apology after the fact. Even those...
  • Obama Wants to Control the Web

    10/05/2009 2:52:41 PM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies · 857+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 05, 2009 | Phil Kerpen
    If you thought Washington—which already took over banking and autos, and is fast-tracking attempts to take over health care and energy—would leave the Internet alone, you were dead wrong. The Internet (perhaps our greatest free market success story in recent years) is squarely in the cross-hairs of the administration and it’s not waiting for Congress to act. The charge is being led by an eager, ideologically committed White House staffer named Susan Crawford. Officially, she is the Special Assistant for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. Wired Magazine calls her, “the most powerful geek close to the president.” In recent weeks,...
  • House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps [OBAMA'S CIVILIAN BROWN SHIRTS???]

    03/19/2009 8:08:50 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 233 replies · 20,383+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Posted: March 19, 2009 | By Bob Unruh
    OBAMA WATCH CENTRAL House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps Also requires new evaluation of 'mandatory' service for all -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: March 19, 2009 4:58 pm Eastern By Bob Unruh © 2009 WorldNetDaily The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a plan to set up a new "volunteer corps" and consider whether "a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people" should be developed.
  • Feds grant eminent domain as collateral to China for US debts.

    03/09/2009 1:20:28 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 146 replies · 4,933+ views
    LiveLeak ^ | February 26, 2009 | Staff
    Beijing, China -- Sources at the United States Embassy in Beijing China have just CONFIRMED to me that the United States of America has tendered to China a written agreement which grants to the People's Republic of China, an option to exercise Eminent Domain within the USA, as collateral for China's con More..tinued purchase of US Treasury Notes and existing US Currency reserves! The written agreement was brought to Beijing by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and was formalized and agreed-to during her recent trip to China. This means that in the event the US Government defaults on its financial...
  • If You Are Contracepting, You Are Part of A Very Big Problem

    01/27/2009 11:06:53 AM PST · by NYer · 152 replies · 3,257+ views
    Madrid Blogspot ^ | January 27, 2009 | Patrick Madrid
    Global aging, combined with plummeting birth rates, is a catastrophically dangerous menace that only a few people seem to be waking up to. You may not be familiar with terms like “global aging” and “demographic winter,” but you will be soon. I've been giving public lectures on the problem of global aging for the past 7 years or so, and my audiences are always shocked and dumbfounded as I explain how the West's ever expanding population of old people (due, thank God, to the ever-improving capabilities of bio-medical science), while a good thing in itself, will soon become a prime...
  • Black Friday warning: video games waste energy and contribute to global warming

    11/28/2008 12:05:22 PM PST · by Abathar · 45 replies · 968+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 11/28/08 | Larry Greenemeier
    If you're planning this holiday season (perhaps even today) to become one of the tens of millions of people in the U.S. to buy a video game system, you may want to consider how the purchase of a Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation or Microsoft Xbox will impact your carbon footprint (or, at very least, your electric bill). The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a New York-based environmental organization, in a new report says that video game systems are huge energy wasters, mostly because people (read: kids) tend to leave them on even when they're not using them. The study, conducted...
  • Another Journalist Flunked Econ 101.

    04/21/2008 9:14:11 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 24 replies · 82+ views
    THE MINORITY REPORT ^ | 21 April 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Josh Gerstein, a reporter for The New York Sun, has taken scare journalism to a new low. He reports that food rationing is now occurring in the United States. It happens insidiously as we sleep. He even accuses us of hoarding food when we shop at Costco. Gerstein samples the panic and desperation that stampedes voraciously through the panic-stricken masses of Mountain View, California. At a Costco Warehouse in Mountain View, Calif., yesterday, shoppers grew frustrated and occasionally uttered expletives as they searched in vain for the large sacks of rice they usually buy."Where's the rice?" an engineer from Palo...
  • Cell Phones more deadly than Cigarettes? Will higher taxes, insurance premiums and ban be in order?

    03/31/2008 9:06:53 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 113 replies · 2,624+ views
    Associated Content ^ | March 31st, 2008 | Bobby Tall Horse
    Dr. Khurana says there may be broader health ramifications than asbestos or smoking. What? Now just think about that. Again, I foresee a huge higher tax on cell phone use and a higher health and life insurance premium. And maybe people (like me) that don't use cell phones unless its an emergency, would rather not be seated in bars and restaurants where cell phones are in use. Ah, can you say ban?
  • Scary health stories

    02/07/2008 11:57:03 AM PST · by JZelle · 29 replies · 140+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-6-08 | Elizabeth M. Whelan
    If you are a parent (or grandparent) of a young child, you are a target for manipulation by activists (some with scientific degrees) who claim we are surrounded by a sea of chemical "toxins" and "carcinogens." You are easy prey — because you care so deeply about the health and welfare of your babies and children. Purveyors of unfounded health scares know that. The fearmongers have just about everything going for them. And unless you recognize their manipulative tactics, you will be among their millions of terrified victims. Here's how they work: They know what psychiatrists have known for many...
  • Gore's Global Warming Doc Wins Oscar

    02/26/2007 7:08:49 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 57 replies · 1,374+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 02/26/2007 | EagleUSA
    LOS ANGELES - "An Inconvenient Truth," the documentary that turned former vice president Al Gore's power-point presentation on global warming into an engaging and entertaining film, won the Oscar Sunday night. The best-documentary win was a triumph for Gore, who has kept a sense of humor about his loss in the 2000 election that was decided in George W. Bush's favor by a U.S. Supreme Court decision. "I am Al Gore. I used to be the next president of the United States of America," Gore says in the film, repeating a line he has used often. Sunday, Gore used the...
  • Housing Slump Threatens Jobs

    08/21/2006 5:40:55 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 31 replies · 1,756+ views
    US ^ | 8/20/2006 | Alex Markels
    The economy's growth has never before been so driven by real estate. Now that engine is sputtering. Jiany Massad isn't quite ready to throw in the towel on his fledgling career as a Miami real-estate tycoon. But if the local housing market continues to head south, the 30-year-old real-estate broker is already making alternate plans. "I might restart my old business," he says of a home decorating company that specialized in high-end window treatments. "At least it's real-estate-related." With home sales down by nearly a third in Florida last quarter, thousands of those who hoped to cash in on the...
  • The Difference Between Religion And Christianity In America

    08/20/2006 6:32:59 PM PDT · by A Blind Man Who Can See · 24 replies · 1,405+ views
    When Jesus was living, he did not align himself with the Jewish religious parties, then called Saducees and Pharisees, nor the secular authorities: King Herod and Rome. He obeyed the Mosaic law and even paid tribute. He told Nicodemus, an old man that he had to be born again to be saved. Jesus meant born spiritually. Jesus preached that this spiritual new baby would be then, dead to the world, living in the world but not of it. He pointed out that worrying about the future was not what a Christian would be doing because tomorrow has enough worries to...
  • How Do You ..

    08/19/2006 10:51:37 PM PDT · by MrClose · 24 replies · 1,129+ views
    today | me
    This is different. This post isn't about what I have gleemed from some 'news-source' today. This post is about HOW do you convince your friends, your family .. your loved ones that "There Is A Crisis" in America and that this crisis continues to grow, each and every day..regardless of whether they believe it or not! The only thing that any of them believe in is: Our Government. I would like to give you the whole story, how I have tried and finally given up, given up in trying to convince my family, my loved ones that we are at...
  • Creating 'human-animals' for research

    07/27/2006 10:12:29 AM PDT · by budlt2369 · 79 replies · 1,342+ views
    Organic Consumers Association ^ | Sunday, May 1, 2005 | Organic Consumers Association
    Creating 'human-animals' for research Ethics report endorses mingling human cells with lesser beings Sunday, May 1, 2005 Posted: 0316 GMT (1116 HKT) RENO, Nevada (AP) -- On a farm about six miles outside this gambling town, Jason Chamberlain looks over a flock of about 50 smelly sheep, many of them possessing partially human livers, hearts, brains and other organs. The University of Nevada-Reno researcher talks matter-of-factly about his plans to euthanize one of the pregnant sheep in a nearby lab. He can't wait to examine the effects of the human cells he had injected into the fetus' brain about two...
  • $4 Per Gallon For Gas?

    07/22/2006 3:47:37 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 192 replies · 2,549+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 22 JULY 2006 | AP
    Experts Say That Will Likely Be The Price Before Summer's End (CBS) CHICAGO With the conflict in the Middle East escalating, gas prices are inching toward $4 per gallon. As CBS 2’s Holly Gregory reports, even though the price of crude oil dropped overnight Tuesday, a break in gas prices is not expected. With violence raging in Israel and Lebanon and higher demand for gas in the summer, $4 per gallon is a very real possibility. Not too long ago, gas was only 99 cents a gallon, but prices have risen steadily in recent years. It was only a few...
  • Humans May Have Limiting Effect on the Origin of (New) Species

    05/23/2006 3:20:05 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 21 replies · 619+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 23, 2006 | CARL ZIMMER
    Yann Arthus-Bertrand/CorbisWith human interference, two types of sticklebacks, top, appear to be morphing into one. By contrast, large- and small-beak finches, middle, remain distinct in a remote, unsettled area of Santa Cruz, bottom, in the Galápagos. Humans can threaten species with extinction in many ways, including overfishing, pollution and deforestation. Now a pair of studies points to a new danger to the world's biodiversity: humans may be blocking new species from evolving. New species evolve when old species split apart. Animals living on a peninsula might become cut off from the mainland by rising sea levels, for example. They...
  • New York warned to prepare for hurricanes

    05/10/2006 10:51:34 AM PDT · by Blogger · 50 replies · 1,213+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 10, 2006 | By Martinne Geller
    New York warned to prepare for hurricanes NEW YORK (Reuters) - A hurricane with only moderate intensity could wreak havoc in New York City because it has been years since the nation's financial center faced severe weather, government forecasters warned on Tuesday. "The first time we get hit here with a Category 2, it's going to be disastrous," said meteorologist Michael Wyllie of the National Weather Service, referring to the scale used to rate hurricane strength. Wyllie said powerful storms have missed New York in recent years, unlike parts of the Gulf Coast, where periodic storms "thin out the trees...
  • Latest from CDC: Avian Influenza: Current Situation

    03/20/2006 11:08:51 PM PST · by bd476 · 21 replies · 757+ views
    Summary Influenza A (H5N1) is an influenza A virus subtype that occurs mainly in birds, is highly contagious among birds, and can be deadly to them. Outbreaks of H5N1 among poultry are ongoing in a number of countries. While H5N1 does not usually infect people, human cases of H5N1 infection associated with these outbreaks have been reported Most of these cases have occurred from direct or close contact with infected poultry or contaminated surfaces; however, a few rare cases of human-to-human spread of H5N1 virus have occurred, though transmission has not continued beyond one person. Nonetheless, because all influenza viruses...
  • The ‘Christian Yoga’ Controversy

    02/22/2006 9:02:19 AM PST · by laney · 46 replies · 662+ views
    CBN News ^ | Feb 22nd, 2006 | Laura Bagby
    Can yoga and its religious roots be separated? Some who have been concerned about Eastern influences of yoga have looked to hatha yoga for answers, since hatha yoga is supposed to simply be the flexibility exercises without the spiritual influences. But Laurette is convinced that yoga and Hinduism are inextricably linked, and beyond that, there can be no such thing as Christian yoga. “Christian yoga is an oxymoron,” said Laurette. “It is like saying someone is a Christian Buddhist or a Christian Hindu. What some people are doing is that they are trying to make yoga Christian. Even Hindus are...
  • Unborn babies carry pollutants, study finds(environuts found a new excuse)

    07/14/2005 7:54:01 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 458+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/14/05 | Maggie Fox
    Unborn babies carry pollutants, study findsBy Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent Thu Jul 14,11:28 AM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unborn U.S. babies are soaking in a stew of chemicals, including mercury, gasoline byproducts and pesticides, according to a report released on Thursday. Although the effects on the babies are not clear, the survey prompted several members of Congress to press for legislation that would strengthen controls on chemicals in the environment. The report by the Environmental Working Group is based on tests of 10 samples of umbilical-cord blood taken by the American Red Cross. They found an average of...
  • Why Social Security reform affects us - now

    04/03/2005 10:54:09 AM PDT · by FreeKeys · 34 replies · 710+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | March 31, 2005 | Jonathan Swanson
    More young Americans believe in the existence of UFOs than the future existence of Social Security. But in spite of our generation's deep skepticism, we've been left out of the national debate. Ostensible concern for our generation is invoked incessantly under the hackneyed banner of "for our children and grandchildren," but the opinions of these very people are nowhere to be seen on the national stage. Students for Saving Social Security is beginning to fill this void. Social Security reform concerns our generation more than any other, and it concerns us now: When we graduate, our jobs and salaries will...
  • 'Dangerous' Global Warming Possible by 2026 - WWF (Chicken Little)

    01/30/2005 11:25:06 AM PST · by Castro · 26 replies · 494+ views
    CNN via Drudge ^ | 1/29/05 | Reuters
    OSLO (Reuters) - World temperatures could surge in just two decades to a threshold likely to trigger dangerous disruptions to the earth's climate, the WWF environmental group said on Sunday. It said the Arctic region was warming fastest, threatening the livelihoods of indigenous hunters by thawing the polar ice-cap and driving species like polar bears toward extinction by the end of the century. "If nothing is done, the earth will have warmed by 2.0 Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels by some time between 2026 and 2060," the WWF said in a report. Few scientists have estimated such an early...
  • The Fog Of Dishonest Scholarship

    11/22/2004 12:00:37 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 8 replies · 292+ views
    Knight Of The Mind ^ | 22 November 2004 | .cnI redruM
    Environmental Science has frequently proven itself to be oxymoronic. It's one of those phrases like Military Intelligence that requires a certain level of ridicule for its audacious dishonesty. Since the halcyon days of disco and The Club Of Rome, environmental scientists have been generating gloom and doom scenarios that have been has collossaly wrong as they've been depressing. This continual overexaggeration on the part of these researchers is nothing accidental or innocent. It's how they pay the bills. A lot of success in science depends on the ability to attract attention and research money. No one in the field of...
  • There's no shame in being liberal (Gypsy Jackson says Jesus was a liberal)

    08/06/2004 6:47:56 AM PDT · by mhking · 73 replies · 1,295+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 8.3.04 | Jesse Jackson
    There they go again. Devoid of ideas, running from the record of failure on the economy and national security, President Bush and his campaign are going negative again, trying to label John Kerry rather than level with Americans. Now the refrain is that Kerry and Edwards are too ''liberal'' for America. Democrats tend to duck when such charges are leveled. Clinton dressed up as a ''New Democrat,'' trying to separate himself rhetorically. Reformers now call themselves ''progressives,'' trying to avoid the label. Frankly, I think it's time for people to stand up. Think about it: A conservative Christian is a...

    07/14/2004 1:18:13 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 115 replies · 4,016+ views ^ | July 14, 2004 | Joan Swirsky
    I beg you to read Mrs. Swirsky's latests column with the utmost serious attention. Why isn't the information being widely publicized concerning the existence of 20 suitcase nuke bombs set and ready to be exploded any day now, in 20 American cities? Is this "John-John" team the one we want to deal with this horrific threat to America? Charlotte Baker Valley Village, CA.
  • The looming oil crisis will dwarf 1973. Commentary: Forces converge to create worldwide woes

    05/06/2004 9:00:54 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 136 replies · 289+ views ^ | Last Update: 8:02 PM ET May 5, 2004 | By Paul Erdman
    HEALDSBURG, Calif. (CBS.MW) -- As the price of crude oil keeps rising toward $40 a barrel and beyond, it has become increasingly clear that the world is heading toward a major oil crisis -- in terms of both price and supply -- that will dwarf that of 1973. There can be no doubt that the fall of the House of Saud would be thrust the entire Western world into an energy crisis of unprecedented proportions. For many of us who have been observers of global energy trends for what now amounts to decades, this has become not a matter of...
  • TN TAX BATTLE: DOGS budget would cut 15% of teaching staffs across state (SCARE MONGERING)

    06/05/2002 2:54:39 PM PDT · by GailA · 6 replies · 154+ views
    The Oak Ridger ^ | 6/5/02 | Colin Fly
    DOGS budget would cut 15% of teaching staffs across state Tennessee school directors study ways to cut services By COLIN FLY Associated Press Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- About 15 percent of all teaching jobs statewide would be cut under a no new revenue budget proposal, education officials said Tuesday. State Education Commissioner Faye Taylor asked about 100 school directors and superintendents statewide to discuss options for the districts if services were partially or totally cut. The meeting was a brainstorming session for officials as they anticipate cuts if the Downsizing Ongoing Government Services budget passes the Legislature. The DOGS...