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  • Theft of Firearms in the United States

    04/17/2014 12:48:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Data provided by the FBI The United States has one of the highest per capita numbers of firearms in the world.   It is estimated that there is about one gun for each man, woman and child in the United States, about 310 million firearms.   Every year, some of those firearms are stolen, breaking any official chain of ownership.   In any given year, the percentage of firearms reported stolen is fairly small.  In 2013, 191 thousand firearms were reported stolen to the NCIC.  That is about .06 percent of the total firearms in private hands.  Not six percent, but six...
  • WILD Private Drones!

    04/16/2014 8:58:45 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    DJI Phantom Vision Video drone presentation at Reaganite Republican...
  • Not a Joke; UN Says Vacuuming CO2 Out of Air May Be Only Way to Save Planet Earth

    04/16/2014 2:28:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/16/2014 | Jim Hoft
    The UN says the last chance to save planet Earth may be vacuuming CO2 out of the sky and burying it. And, they’re serious.UPI reported: In order to stave off the worst of global warming’s consequences, the world’s nations must find a way to reduce carbon emissions by 40 to 70 percent by 2050. That’s one of many claims made in the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).The new report also suggests vacuuming up vast amounts of CO2 from the skies and storing it underground may be the most viable solution for mitigating the greenhouse gas...
  • Breast Cancer, Mammograms, And The Fear Factor

    04/15/2014 10:09:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/15/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Call them “breast-obsessed” if you like, but more than 3500 years ago, Egyptian physicians documented breast cancer on papyri that survive to this day. Some authorities claim that these documents could date back much earlier than that. A key entry describes “bulging tumors of the breast that have no cure.” From Hippocrates on, causes of the disease were proffered by the leading minds of the day. These would include excess of black bile; lack of sexual activity; overly vigorous sexual activity; depression; childlessness, and sedentary lifestyle. Famed French physician Henri Le Dran was among the first to advocate surgical removal...
  • Hillary to keynote Vegas [Sept] clean energy summit [Reid and CAP = John Podesta, sponsors]

    04/12/2014 12:37:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 9, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will deliver the keynote address at a clean energy summit in Las Vegas this September. The National Clean Energy Summit, co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and liberal think tank Center for American Progress, will be held on Sept. 4 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. "I am delighted to welcome Secretary Clinton to Nevada for our seventh National Clean Energy Summit on Sept. 4 in Las Vegas,” Reid said on a call with reporters Friday. Reid touted Clinton's commitment to fighting climate change and boosting the nation's renewable energy resources....
  • United Nations crack “scientists” have decided 17 years of no warming proves there is a crisis

    04/12/2014 10:33:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/12/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Undeterred by facts, United Nations “scientists” will soon deliver their most ominous warning about the danger the world faces from “global warming.” Of course they don’t use the discredited phrase “global warming” because it produces laughter among sane people. Instead they talk about “climate change” as if the weather we experience is a static phenomenon. Predictions of civilizations destroyed by floods droughts, wars, economic collapse and of course carbon emissions are woven into this latest iteration of this never ending hoax. This time the fake whines of gloom and doom come from the...
  • Scientists look to create ‘Problem-Free Cow’ with less emissions

    04/10/2014 11:38:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Conservative Action Alerts ^ | April 9, 2014 | The Blog
    According to a fact sheet published by the White House late last month, part of the Obama Administration’s effort to curb greenhouse gases involves cutting “cow emissions.”The executive announcement has since boosted an interest in researching technology to accomplish the Administration’s environmental goals.The Financial Times reports that scientists now have a renewed interest in developing “a next-generation creature whose greenhouse gas emissions would be cut by anti-methane pills, burp scanners and gas backpacks.”The Cow of the Future Project, directed by Juan Tricarico, is looking for a “star athlete” of the bovine world, says FT. He says the Administration’s latest environmental...
  • Volcanoes Erupting Right Now All Over The Ring Of Fire – Is The U.S. Next?

    04/10/2014 11:15:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 8, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    All of a sudden, the Ring of Fire is starting to tremble violently. Last month, we had a whole bunch of major earthquakes along the Ring of Fire, and this month volcanoes all over the Ring of Fire are erupting. Of course, there has always been seismic activity within this giant band that stretches around the Pacific Ocean. After all, approximately 75 percent of all volcanoes are located in the Ring of Fire and approximately 90 percent of all global earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire. But what is alarming is that the level of activity appears to be...
  • Nicotine, the Wonder Drug?

    04/08/2014 4:55:27 AM PDT · by jjsheridan5 · 39 replies
    Discover Magazine ^ | February 05, 2014 | Dan Hurley
    Every drug of addiction must have its day. Morphine remains one of the most potent painkillers ever discovered. Cocaine’s chemical cousin lidocaine is still used by physicians and dentists as an effective local anesthetic. Even demon alcohol, when taken in moderation, cuts the risk of heart attacks, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and a hodgepodge of other ailments. Now comes nicotine, perhaps the most unlikely wonder drug ever to be reviled. If dozens of human and animal studies published over the past six years are borne out by large clinical trials, nicotine — freed at last of its noxious host, tobacco, and...
  • Canaanite Fortress Discovered in the City of David

    04/07/2014 7:21:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Bible Archaeology ^ | April 7, 2014
    A massive 3,800-year-old fortress that protected the Gihon Spring was uncovered in the City of David. Photo: Eli Mandelbaum, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority.Excavations around the Gihon Spring in the City of David have uncovered a massive 3,800-year-old fortress. Called the “Spring Citadel” by archaeologists, the discovery is part of a 15-year excavation led by Professor Ronny Reich of the University of Haifa and Eli Shukrun of the Israel Antiquities Authority. This enormous 18th-century B.C.E. structure that isolates and protects the Gihon Spring is believed to be the fortress described in the Book of Samuel that King David...
  • The Methane Hoax Cranks Up

    04/07/2014 5:29:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/6/2014 | Alan Caruba
    Having spent decades trying to convince everyone that carbon dioxide (CO2) was a “greenhouse gas” that was going to cause the Earth to heat up, the same environmental charlatans are now embarking on a campaign to do the same with methane. In the U.S. the first move was announced by the White House in late March.
  • Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?

    04/06/2014 3:18:26 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 54 replies
    slashdot ^ | 4/6/2014 | slashdot
    Title is the subject, link is to the results. Go to slashdot.org if you want to take the poll, it changes every day, but the results should hang around alot longer than the poll.
  • It's a government-approved fact that men and women are different

    04/05/2014 11:56:37 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 4/5/14 | Steve Berman
    Based on the study, the differences between men and women, and boys and girls, are biologically programmed. These are not learned differences. What difference does that make? A whole lot. Whether a boy or girl believes they are different from the opposite sex in profound ways, or not, they are different. In profound ways. A movement toward a genderless, and gender-identity-based society is gaining traction, in academia, and in law. The movement is based on the belief that Gender is performative, it is comprised of routinised bodily and speech practices, rather than the manifestation of an ‘inner essence’. This is...
  • Fort Hood shooter was taking "prescription drugs for depression and anxiety". SSRIs?

    04/04/2014 9:29:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    Above Top Secret.com ^ | Apr 3, 2014 | gladtobehere
    Fort Hood shooter was taking "prescription drugs for depression and anxiety". SSRIs? "Lopez was undergoing a variety of treatments for conditions including depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances, McHugh said. He was prescribed drugs that included Ambien, a sleep aid. Lopez was fully examined last month by a psychiatrist. There was no record of any sign he was likely to commit violence against himself or others, according to McHugh. "So the plan (going) forward was just to continue to monitor and treat him as deemed appropriate," he said." They say that he was "prescribed drugs" but only named one, Ambien, which...
  • $15 RTL-SDR for Radio Monitoring on your PC

    04/03/2014 1:08:47 PM PDT · by backwoods-engineer · 67 replies
    The Backwoods Engineer Blog ^ | 3 April 2014 | The Backwoods Engineer
    This post is of interest to ham radio operators, and also anyone who wishes to monitor NOAA weather radio, police, fire, EMS, aircraft, marine, and other radio traffic using a $15 receiver plugged into your laptop. The Chinese USB "dongles", originally intended to receive the Far East mobile television service, are being re-purposed as VHF/UHF receivers for many different modulation schemes and protocols.  The software to re-purpose them runs either on a PC (Win/Mac/Linux), or on a single-board computer like a Raspberry PI (Raspian Linux). At about US$15, Ol' Backwoods just had to have one. The RTL-SDR receives on...
  • What Would An Eruption Of The Yellowstone Supervolcano Look Like?

    04/02/2014 5:50:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 104 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 1, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    On Sunday, the worst earthquake in about 30 years rattled the Yellowstone supervolcano. Overall, there have been at least 25 significant earthquakes at Yellowstone National Park since Thursday, but it is the 4.8 earthquake that has many observers extremely worried. Could such a large earthquake be a sign that the Yellowstone supervolcano is starting to roar to life after all this time? And if it does erupt, what would that mean for the rest of the country? As you will see below, a full-blown eruption at Yellowstone would be absolutely catastrophic. It is estimated that such an eruption could dump...
  • Adam Weinstein: Arrest Climate Change Deniers

    The Earth hasn’t warmed in 17 years. The Arctic ice cap haven’t melted by 2013 as Al Gore suggested in 2007. Instead like the Antarctic ice cap it has grown. Nearly every computer model created by global warming scientists has turned out to be a massive exaggeration if not outright false. Despite all of this the UN has doubled down on their extremist global warming/climate change theories. Meanwhile Adam Weinstein of Gawker wants to imprison “climate change deniers.” Rather than have a spirited scientific debate, Weinstein wants the matter declared settled science. As George Will mused several months back, when...
  • HK 121 - General Purpose Machine Gun

    04/01/2014 12:06:23 PM PDT · by Carry_Okie · 60 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 2014 | NA
    HK121 Universal Machine Gun. Modular. Reliable. Superior.As the successor of the MG3, The HK121 opens a new era of universal belt fed 7.62 mm x 51 machine guns. Compared to others, the gas operated HK121 offers an intelligent and contemporary build standard, with numerous technical and ergonomic innovations. The mounting interface of the HK121 is compatible with MG3 mounts and tripods already in service. The universal HK121 can be used by dismounted infantry in the ground role, as well as for air defence or as a vehicle mounted/co axial machine gun. approx. 600/700/800 rounds/min Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e29_1352371125#YrxJv3xJfutfzqvl.99
  • EPA Strikes Again: This Would Be Funny If It Wasn’t True! (Guest Post)

    04/01/2014 11:15:58 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-01-14 | Warren Beatty
    We have to first assume that global warming, or climate change, or whatever it's called this week, is caused by us. That is a big assumption, one that Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama embraces. Plus, as reinforcement, we have this Fact Sheet from Obama about methane gas as a contributor to global warming, I mean climate change, uh, I mean ... : ... last June, President Obama issued a broad-based Climate Action Plan, announcing a series of executive actions to reduce carbon pollution, prepare the U.S. for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address global climate...
  • God's not Dead movie -- short review

    03/31/2014 11:17:21 PM PDT · by kvanbrunt2 · 5 replies
    vanity ^ | 4/1/2014 | Keith van Brunt
    Wow excellent movie, which from the trailers, proved to live up to the expectations. This is a emmy winning quality movie. Kevin Sorbo plays the sexy macho bad guy poised against good looking Shane Harper. The girls are all cute. and what guy doesn't like to to see cute girls on the big screen. Cameo with Willie Robertson and his wife. David A.R.White plays his goofy self. Dean Cain plays the ultimate stink bomb of a person. Trisha LaFache plays his girl friend that learns she needs to deal with something other than internet popularity. It's a great mix of...
  • Jurassic Park HERE NOW: UK Scientists Successfully Clone Dinosaur from Well-Preserved DNA Fragments

    03/31/2014 10:03:54 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 35 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    British scientists have announced that they have successfully clone a dinosaur, according to a spokesman from Liverpool’s Jon Moore University... They’ve cloned an Aparosaurus by extracting DNA from a well-preserved fossil, then injected it into a fertile ostrich womb. The dinosaur, nicknamed “Spot” is currently being incubated at the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “Ostriches share a lot of genetic traits with dinosaurs,” said Dr. Gerrard Jones, a biology professor at LJMU and the project’s leading scientist. “Their eggshell microstructures are almost identical to those of the Apatosaurus. That’s why the cloning worked so perfectly.” Religious groups and animal rights...
  • PASSOVER / Tax Day : Total Lunar Eclipse = Blood Moon

    03/30/2014 11:21:05 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 20 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | March 30 , 2014 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    something really strange is about to happen …………
  • What Would Happen If A Giant Tsunami Hit Florida?

    03/29/2014 5:56:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 93 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | March 29, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    Can you imagine the devastation that would be caused if a massive wall of water several hundred feet high slammed into Florida at more than 100 miles an hour? To many people such a scenario is impossible, but that is what people living along the Indian Ocean thought before the 2004 tsunami and that is what people living in Japan thought before the 2011 tsunami. Throughout history, giant tsunamis have been relatively rare events, but they do happen. Scientists tell us that a mega-tsunami can race across the open ocean at up to 500 miles an hour, and when they...
  • School Science Project Reveals High Levels Of Fukushima Nuclear Radiation in Grocery Store Seafood

    03/28/2014 5:48:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 48 replies
    The Truth Wins ^ | March 27th, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    A Canadian high school student named Bronwyn Delacruz never imagined that her school science project would make headlines all over the world. But that is precisely what has happened. Using a $600 Geiger counter purchased by her father, Delacruz measured seafood bought at local grocery stores for radioactive contamination. What she discovered was absolutely stunning. Much of the seafood, particularly the products that were made in China, tested very high for radiation. So is this being caused by nuclear radiation from Fukushima? Is the seafood that we are eating going to give us cancer and other diseases? The American people...
  • Nasa Wants To Capture An Asteroid (By Golly, Those Geniuses at NASA)

    03/26/2014 5:19:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | March 26, 2014 | David Milward
    The American space agency wants to work out how it can grab an asteroid or at least a large chunk of one. Corralling a large piece of space rock is a key part of the agency’s Asteroid Grand Challenge and the Asteroid Redirect Mission. Despite the damage caused by a meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk last year, Nasa believes the earth is safe from an asteroid collision for at least a century.
  • TX:Victim Attempts Disarm, is Shot in Foot

    03/25/2014 8:15:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    While it appears that victims are generally better at disarming criminals, than criminals are at disarming victims, it is a very dangerous business that should not be attempted lightly.  From Houston, 14news.com: Henderson Police say the suspect tried to rob the victim at gunpoint, but the victim fought back and tried to get the gun. Police say the gun went off during the struggle and the victim was shot in the foot. It is possible that being shot in the foot was an acceptable trade-off.  There is not enough in the story to determine if that were so, and it is a subjective judgment....
  • The Sick World of Progressive Liberals

    03/24/2014 3:18:44 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 11 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 24, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    There are times when a horrific fact comes to light that shows people the true feelings of what others think. We're constantly being bombarded by the media and popular culture that progressive liberals are compassionate, kind, and care about the poor, downtrodden, and dispossessed. Meanwhile, conservatives are branded as evil bigots that only want to oppress others and amass piles of wealth upon the suffering of those less fortunate. Christians are under constant attack as being intolerant homophobes. The message is relentless: only the far left gives a damn about the common man. Yet the that statement is the farthest...
  • Children and Fatal Gun Accidents

    03/23/2014 7:41:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Toward the end of this article on Democrat Senators' attempts to deceive their voters, John Lott has some interesting and hard to find numbers on children, guns, and accidents compared to other items.  Accidental gun deaths involving children are especially horrible, but they are fortunately rare. Take the last five years for which the Centers for Disease Control data are available, 2006 to 2010. On average there were 33 accidental gun deaths per year for children under 10. Including children under 15 raises the number to 58. Research done on cases before the CDC privacy restrictions found that most...
  • Homosexuality and the Heterosexual Dilemma

    03/22/2014 5:53:24 PM PDT · by jxb7076 · 43 replies
    Author: jxb7076 ^ | 3/22/14 | jxb7076
    From a socio-moral-biblical perspective Homosexuality is much more complex than it appears on the surface and can be argued from various viewpoints ranging from Scientific, Biblical, and Secular – to name a few. Read more at: http://jxb7076.hubpages.com/hub/Homosexuality-and-the-Heterosexual-Dilemma
  • ‘Hip-hop’ caucus tries to excite blacks on climate change

    03/21/2014 10:51:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    “Now, I love the Redwoods and vacation there and think they're a jewel of our nation, but we've got to expand the idea of who are the environmentalists,” Ellison added. The African-American community is disproportionately affected by climate change because more black people live in urban areas that face the greatest exposure to air and water pollution, said Ellison, who was joined by Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.). The two lawmakers, both members of the Congressional Black Caucus, plan to encourage young African-Americans to take a greater interest in fighting climate change as part of a six-college tour organized by the...
  • Climate adaptation faces funding crisis warn UN officials [Carbon Market Collapse]

    03/21/2014 7:40:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    RTCC ^ | March 20, 2014 | Sophie Yeo
    Flows of money towards climate adaptation projects are becoming increasingly unpredictable, making it difficult for vulnerable countries to prepare for the hardships caused by global warming. Future fundraising tactics would have to be “extremely aggressive” in order to raise enough money to continue their work, according to board members of the UN-run Adaptation Fund, the primary finance provider for adaptation projects around the world. “We are essentially going with our hands out to everyone,” Philip Weech, the board member from the Bahamas representing the Latin American and Caribbean regions, told RTCC. “We take funds from anyone, any inch, but the...
  • Malaysia Flight 370: When Occam's Razor Fails

    03/19/2014 8:22:36 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 32 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 03/19/2014 | Steve Berman
    Many people are asking, with all the satellite coverage, radar, data services, and technology available today, how could a Boeing 777 disappear without a trace? Sadly, this has led to some really wacky ideas, which have managed to infiltrate otherwise sane media outlets. The real explanation is very ordinary and pedestrian.
  • MH370 A different point of view. Pulau Langkawi 13,000 runway.

    03/18/2014 8:14:11 AM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 72 replies
    Google+ ^ | March 14, 2014 | Chris Goodfellow
    A lot of speculation about MH370. Terrorism, hijack, meteors. I cannot believe the analysis on CNN - almost disturbing. I tend to look for a more simple explanation of this event. Loaded 777 departs midnight from Kuala to Beijing. Hot night. Heavy aircraft. About an hour out across the gulf towards Vietnam the plane goes dark meaning the transponder goes off and secondary radar tracking goes off. Two days later we hear of reports that Malaysian military radar (which is a primary radar meaning the plane is being tracked by reflection rather than by transponder interrogation response) has tracked the...
  • 'Cosmos' 2nd episode: Neil deGrasse Tyson condescends toward doubters of evolution

    03/17/2014 11:17:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 189 replies
    March 17, 2014
    Last night, I watched the second episode of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (the reboot of the 1980 series). It was entitled, "Some of the Things That Molecules Do." One of the things Tyson dealt with in this episode was evolution. Now, I myself do subscribe to the theory of evolution, but I found Tyson's treatment to be offensive, condescending, and smarmy. I thought it was an in-your-face chip-on-the-shoulder response against skeptics of evolution. I thought this was supposed to be a science show, not a political show. But this is just my opinion. What is your opinion? If you missed...
  • E-Bomb: The Electronic Weapon That Can Make a Plane “Disappear”

    03/11/2014 4:58:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 76 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/11/14 | Mac Slavo
    Weapons designers specializing in high-energy physics can now create electromagnetic pulses without going into outer space. One approach involves harnessing the force of a conventional explosion. Others are simply just modifications of radar, which bounces pulses of energy off aircraft in flight, vehicles on the ground, and other objects. Crank up the power and you have an EMP weapon, ready to point at the computers of your favorite enemy.This knowledge has set off a new arms race. Whether fitted into cruise missiles or parked at the side of the road in a van, non-nuclear EMP weapons have the potential to...
  • Eco-fascist bullying

    03/11/2014 12:48:24 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-10-14 | DrJohn
    Climate change skeptics are headed the way of Christians in Egypt and the left is readying the machetes and torches. Yesterday Harry Reid declared “Climate change deniers still exist. They exist, I’m sorry to say, in this Congress. … Climate change exists and it’s time to stop denying it.” That's pretty clear. The skeptics must be eliminated. Not one to be outdone in logic fallacy, Chuck Schumer added: “If you went to 100 doctors and 98 of them said you were sick and should take medicine but two told you that you were find, what would you do?” Sen. Chuck...
  • Supercell-The Dark, Foreboding Power of Nature

    Supercell - the Dark, Foreboding Power of Nature
  • NYPD: A Dangerous Philosophy [Mandatory 12-pound triggers]

    03/06/2014 4:14:16 AM PST · by servo1969 · 52 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 3-4-2014 | Mike McDaniel
    On February 27, 2014, Bearing Arms Editor Bob Owens wrote an article asking one of the more relevant questions extant: “Does the NYPD Have A Training Problem?” Bob’s article tells the story of two rookie NYPD officers who, pursuing a pair of fleeing criminals, fired a total of seven shots and entirely missed the criminal that had turned and fired at them. Unfortunately, the criminal’s marksmanship was far superior and he, firing three rounds, hit one of the officers with all three, once in each leg and once in the groin. The officer is recovering. The NYPD is not publicizing...
  • Will the Supreme Court permit EPA climate decisions to stand?

    03/03/2014 6:34:07 PM PST · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | March 3, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Will the Supreme Court permit EPA climate decisions to stand?If it does, the impacts on our lives, livelihoods, liberties and living standards will be enormous Guest opinion by Paul Driessen The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency. The case will determine how far EPA can extend its regulatory overreach, to control “climate changing” carbon dioxide from power plants and other facilities – by ignoring the Constitution’s “separation of powers” provisions, rewriting clear language in the Clean Air Act, and disregarding laws that require the agency to consider both the costs...
  • Great Lakes Approaching 100% Ice Cover – For The First Time On Record

    Lake Ontario is the only major holdout, and the forecast there is for extreme cold during the next two weeks. (more images and comments at the link)
  • LIBERAL LIES ABOUT “GLOBAL WARMING” PUT A FACE ON NOAA WEATHER FORECASTERS

    02/27/2014 7:23:33 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2014 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Every so often the faceless liberal lie machine is forced to reveal itself and a real person or organization has to stand by the fabricated “science” of the Al Gores of the world. The Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been forced into the sunlight and it has been made to look foolish because it believes Gore and his “climate change” charlatans. NOAA’s prediction for November through January was that most of the continental United States would enjoy above normal temperatures. Why would they say otherwise when there is only emotion instead of science...
  • Obama's rush to regulate [welding an anchor to the U.S. economy]

    02/24/2014 5:09:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2014 | Ben Goad
    President Obama has ordered his officials to step on the gas and clear as much of his regulatory agenda as possible during the twilight of his time in office. The clock is ticking, creating a sense of urgency in the administration to crank out his new rules without delay. Just a year into the president’s second term, experts and former administration officials say it is do-or-die time for scores of regulatory initiatives across the federal government that could shape his legacy. So Obama is spurring agencies on. “He has directed his entire administration to move as quickly as possible in...
  • TX:Holes in DHS Houston Air Rifle and SWAT Story

    02/22/2014 3:26:02 PM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    On Monday, 17 February, a soldier in an unfinished development in Harris County near Houston was confronted by a swat team, an armored vehicle, and accusations of criminal mischief, because he was practicing with an air rifle. KHOU.com reports that an off-duty homeland security agent was looking at one of the unfinished houses (that had been damaged by vandals).  The agent is said to claim that one of the windows was shattered.    The agent then looked out, saw a man with a rifle, and called dispatch.   That became an "active shooter event".  An off-duty Homeland Security agent –...
  • Global Warming "Science"; What Investors Need To Know, Don't Just Trust The "Experts"

    02/21/2014 11:30:25 AM PST · by Etpa · 10 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 20 Feb 2014 | Robert Wagner
    Excellent expose of the pseudoscience promoted by the global warmers
  • Walmart Revolutionizes Its Fleet With This New Design

    02/20/2014 8:07:55 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 86 replies
    Walmart recently unveiled their new concept big rig, called the WAVE. Short for Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience, it’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen on the road. Not only does it have a radical new appearance, but many of the internal features are also unprecedented. The steering wheel is positioned directly in the center of the cab, with a completely digital dashboard displayed on monitors on either side of the wheel. On the outside, the trailer is made of carbon fiber and sheds 4,000 pounds off the weight of traditional semi trucks, allowing it to haul more goods. The aerodynamic design...
  • Top UK scientist criticized by peers for saying floods caused by global warming

    02/20/2014 2:45:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/18/14 | Michael Bastasch
    Britain’s top climate scientist is being criticized for linking the recent deluge of winter storms and floods to global warming. After the UK’s Met Office released a report on “extreme weather,” the office’s chief scientist Dame Julia Slingo said that “all the evidence” pointed to global warming playing a role in the harsh winter weather. “In a nutshell, while there is no definitive answer for the current weather patterns that we have seen, all the evidence suggests that climate change has a role to play in it,” Slingo said.
  • How Comedians Are Making 'Climate Change' a Joke

    02/17/2014 2:38:50 PM PST · by Marcus · 9 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | February 17, 2014 | Mark R. Whittington
    One can figure out that the "science" of climate change has fallen on hard times when its chief defenders are not actual scientists, but rather a pair of comedians, Bill Maher and Bill Nye the former "science guy," according to Politico. Of course a third comedian, albeit an amateur one, is also flogging the idea. John Kerry is comparing "climate change" to the threat of WMDs. When one considers that controversy that ensued when the coalition forces that liberated Iraq failed to find much evidence of WMDs, it was perhaps an unfortunate analogy.
  • CRISES IN CLIMATOLOGY

    02/17/2014 8:58:19 AM PST · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 17, 2014 | Donald C. Morton
    ABSTRACT The Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released in September 2013 continues the pattern of previous ones raising alarm about a warming earth due to anthropogenic greenhouse gases. This paper identifies six problems with this conclusion – the mismatch of the model predictions with the temperature observations, the assumption of positive feedback, possible solar effects, the use of a global temperature, chaos in climate, and the rejection of any skepticism.
  • How much weather is being caused by climate change? Maybe 1 part in 1,000.

    02/17/2014 1:31:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Dr Roy Spencer's Global Warming blog ^ | February 14, 2014 | Dr. Roy Spencer, former NASA scientist
    In another silly pseudo-science rambling, the President’s science advisor, John Holdren, has recently stated, “Weather practically everywhere is being caused by climate change.” Drought in California. Record snows in the East. It’s tempting for many to blame it all on our use of fossil fuels. What Causes Weather? Let’s start with the basics. Weather is caused by energy imbalances, primarily (1) between the solar heated surface of the Earth and the atmosphere above it, and (2) between different geographic regions (e.g. the tropics vs. high latitudes; the warm oceans versus cold continents in winter). These energy imbalances have associated temperature...
  • Brain research results in better understanding of behavior

    02/16/2014 2:40:31 PM PST · by usalady · 12 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 16, 2014 | Martha
    As neuroscientists from around the world continue to unravel brain processes they include a multidisciplinary approach that goes beyond the brain cells. New research has used neurobiology and nano-scale engineering to study neural circuits and their link to behavior.