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  • Benghazi Report: Al Qaida is Alive and Well

    12/21/2012 11:04:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Nightwatch
    Republic of Korea: For the record. Pak Ku'n-hye (Park Geun-hye) of the New Frontier Party won South Korea's presidential election on 19 December, media reported. She is the daughter of Park Chung-hee and the first woman elected to be president of the Republic of Korea. That should confound the North! North Korea-Iran: According to a Japanese news service, an Iranian lawmaker told the service that North Korea informed Iran in October of its plan to launch a satellite. The head of an Iranian parliamentary delegation to North Korea, Hamid Reza Taraghi, revealed talks took place mid-October with the North's delegates...
  • 'Real Rebound' in World Economy: Barclays' CEO

    02/29/2012 6:53:08 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies · 3+ views
    CNBC ^ | February 29, 2012 | Margo D. Beller Special to CNBC.com
    Once again the world economy has proved the naysayers wrong and there's been a "real rebound" so far this year, Barclays CEO Robert Diamond told CNBC Wednesday. "One of the lessons we’ve learned in the last couple of years is every time it’s doom and gloom ... the economy is far more resilient," he said. "We see China at 8 percent to 9 percent growth, and reduction in unemployment [cnbc explains] in the U.S. So we’ve seen a real rebound." That even extends to Europe, which was stabilized by the European Central Bank's [cnbc explains] second liquidity injection. President Mario...
  • Human-Powered Ornithopter Would Make da Vinci Proud

    09/29/2010 5:08:58 PM PDT · by woofie · 26 replies · 1+ views
    aol ^ | Sep. 28 2010 | Michael Zak
    As kids, we dreamt of a day where we'd flap our wings and take off into the great blue yonder to travel amongst the birds, right? On the swings, we pumped higher and higher until at last, for an exhilarating second, we would let go as we reached maximum height and soared freely through the air, experiencing complete independence from terra firma. When did we stop trying to fly? When did we become so content with remaining beholden to gravity? Well, Todd Reichert never gave up that silly dream. After years of planning and development with a team made up...
  • Fox News - Global Warming Debate Heats Up in Wake of Record Snowstorms ( slightly pro GW? )

    02/13/2010 7:35:16 AM PST · by o2bfree · 43 replies · 807+ views
    The article starts with the following: "Joseph Romm, a climate change expert and former Energy Department official; Jeff Masters, a meteorologist who writes on the Weather Underground blog; and others argue that this winter's snowstorms are, counterintuitively, evidence of global warming and not cooling. "It's absurd for the 'anti-science side' to say we're in a cooling trend when we're in an overall warming trend," says Romm of the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank. "Heavy snow is not evidence that climate science is false," he added, noting that "the snow we've seen is entirely consistent with global warming...
  • Crippled By Blizzard, DC Announces New Global Warming Agency by Phone

    02/10/2010 4:44:47 AM PST · by radioone · 18 replies · 533+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 1-10-10 | Marc Sheppard
    On Monday, the nation’s capital was still digging out from the weekend’s record snowfall that would effectively shut down the federal government for days. Making matters worse was the awareness among DC residents that their shoveling would require a repeat performance quite soon, as another major winter storm was due to hit early Wednesday. What a perfect day to announce the formation of a new federal agency to study and report on global warming.
  • China's artificially induced snow closes 12 highways

    02/21/2009 9:21:12 AM PST · by BGHater · 18 replies · 730+ views
    Reuters ^ | 19 Feb 2009 | Nick Macfie
    China closed 12 highways around the capital Beijing on Thursday because of heavy snow brought on after seeding clouds with chemicals, state media said on Thursday. All outbound highways were closed in Hebei, the drought-hit northern province surrounding Beijing, after heavy snow fell on Wednesday night, Xinhua news agency said. In all, 12 highways, including one linking Beijing and Shenyang, capital of northeastern Liaoning province, were closed. Hebei got its first heavy snow of this year on Wednesday. The provincial weather bureau said that snow too was "enhanced" by artificial seeding. "The snow has brought moisture to the soil, which...
  • China: Global Warming to blame for freak snow storms

    01/04/2010 12:18:40 PM PST · by big black dog · 15 replies · 718+ views
    Apparently, you can have it both ways. Freak snowstorms and record low temperatures sweeping northern China are linked to global warming, say Chinese officials. … The head of the Beijing Meteorological Bureau, Guo Hu, linked the blizzard-like conditions this week to unusual atmospheric patterns caused by global warming. ”In the context of global warming, extreme atmospheric flows are causing extreme climate incidents to appear more frequently, such as the summer’s rain storms and last year’s icestorm disaster in southern China,” Mr Guo told Beijing News.
  • Doom if Saint Al loses carbs (Mark Steyn)

    10/15/2007 12:22:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 224+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 15, 2007 | Mark Steyn
    A COUPLE of days before Al Gore was awarded his Nobel Peace prize, Michael Burton, an English High Court judge and apparently a fine film critic, ruled that Al's Oscar-winner An Inconvenient Truth was prone to "alarmism and exaggeration" and identified nine major factual errors. For example, the former vice-president predicts a rise in sea levels of 6m "in the near future". "The Armageddon scenario he predicts," declared Burton, "is not in line with the scientific consensus." I'll say. The so-called scientific consensus of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggests rising sea levels across the next century of somewhere...
  • Mitt Romney: A Changed Man--Ideological Turnabout Has Critics Wondering: Who Is This Guy?

    10/10/2007 10:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 719+ views
    CBS News ^ | October 10, 2007 | David Segal
    Like every great sales pitch, Mitt Romney's case for Mitt Romney is low on the hard sell. At the Sheraton Hotel here one recent morning, the boasting is handled by a former governor of South Carolina, who opens this "Ask Mitt Anything" session with a precis of the candidate's career. This includes academic achievements (Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School "in four years!") and election as governor of Massachusetts in 2002, which is described in a tone befitting a miracle. "He ran for governor in the bluest state of all blue states," says James Edwards, "the bluest state you...
  • Snow: Immigration bill opposition misjudged

    09/14/2007 9:24:44 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 112 replies · 2,241+ views
    Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau ^ | Sept. 14, 2007 | RICHARD S. DUNHAM
    Outgoing White House press secretary Tony Snow said today that the Bush administration had underestimated the ferocity of opposition to White House-backed immigration legislation. "I freely admit that we underestimated the (public) skepticism," Snow said over breakfast with a group of reporters on his final day on the job. Snow said that the White House was not prepared for the anger of foes of illegal immigration, who believed that government at all levels had failed to secure the nation's borders. While the public backlash is aimed "not merely (at) the Bush administration," he conceded that the White House "made some...
  • Bush defends his immigration proposals

    07/19/2007 5:27:42 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 355 replies · 3,832+ views
    Yahoo ^ | July 19, 2007 | DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - President Bush sharply challenged critics of his stalled immigration-overhaul efforts on Thursday, suggesting that failure to pass a guest-worker program could trigger a labor shortage in the United States. At a town-hall style meeting, Bush also rebuffed a question about whether he would consider pardoning two Border Patrol agents in prison for the cover-up of the shooting of a drug trafficker in Texas. "No, I won't make you that promise," Bush told a woman who asked about a possible pardon. Many Republicans in Congress have said the men should not have been convicted and have criticized the...
  • Tony Snow: LIVE on Fox and Friends (Subject: Bush's Immigration Push)

    06/12/2007 3:22:43 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 824 replies · 12,346+ views
    FOX & Friends
    Tony Snow is about to appear live on FOX & Friends on FOX News. The subject is Bush's push for immigration "reform".
  • Clinton's Latest Glow Job [Ann Coulter]

    10/11/2006 3:17:13 PM PDT · by pogo101 · 78 replies · 3,390+ views
    AnnCoulter.com ^ | October 11, 2006 | Ann Coulter
    With the Democrats' full-throated moralizing of late, I'm almost tempted to vote for them — although perhaps "full-throated" is the wrong phrase to use with regard to Democrats and sex scandals. The sudden emergence of the Swift Butt Veterans for Truth demonstrates that the Democrats would prefer to talk about anything other than national security. Unfortunately for them, the psychotic Kim Jong Il seems to be setting off nukes, raising the embarrassing issue of the Clinton administration's 1994 "peace" deal with North Korea. At least with former Rep. Mark Foley, you could say the Democrats' hypocritical grandstanding was just politics....
  • Aspen tells skiers sport may be doomed ( Wacko Global Warming )

    09/22/2006 11:43:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 75 replies · 1,596+ views
    Vail Daily ^ | September 22, 2006 | Scott Condon
    In new ads, ski company says global warming could dry up snow during the next century... The Aspen Skiing Co. hopes potential customers are ready for a snow job. On Wednesday, the company unveiled a new advertising campaign for the 2006-07 season that centers around the message that snow — and skiing — will disappear around 2100 if humans don’t take drastic action to slow global warming. Three full-page ads, which show a melting snowflake imposed over Highland Bowl, will run in SKI and Outside magazines in the next few months. One ad portrays a “certificate of death” for snow....
  • Romney Stands Firmly in Support of Marriage Potection Amendment

    06/06/2006 1:49:22 AM PDT · by Jeff Fuller · 38 replies · 791+ views
    Governor Mitt Romney has sent this letter to every member of the Senate encouraging them to Vote "Yes" on this landmark peice of legislation--the Marriage Protection Amendment (MPA). A few excerpts are below: "Americans are tolerant, generous, and kind people. We all oppose bigotry and disparagement, and we all wish to avoid hurtful disregard of the feelings of others. But the debate over same-sex marriage is not a debate over tolerance. It is a debate about the purpose of the institution of marriage. Attaching the word marriage to the association of same-sex individuals mistakenly presumes that marriage is principally a...
  • Coulter Won't Buy Into Lauer's Liberal Logic

    06/06/2006 5:13:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 356 replies · 10,783+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein June 6, 2006 While considerable attention focuses on Ann Coulter's more superficial charms, from a conservative perspective Ann's real beauty is her absolute refusal to buy into liberal logic, no matter how pervasive. That independence of mind was on display this morning during her interview with Matt Lauer. Ann was on to tout her new book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism, released today on . . . 6/6/6 - sign of the devil and all that. The first example came in the the context of President Bush's current push for a constitutional amendment that would prohibit gay...
  • Leave the Constitution out of this (gay marriage ban)

    06/06/2006 7:32:07 AM PDT · by AZRepublican · 117 replies · 1,479+ views
    Rocklin & Roseville Today ^ | 6/6/06 | Dale McFeatters
    In a year it is wrestling with an out-of-control budget, a war going badly, and one impasse on immigration and another on its own ethics, the Senate is taking time out to debate altering the U.S. Constitution by adding the Marriage Protection Amendment. The amendment is widely predicted to fall short of the needed votes to amend the Constitution for only the 23rd time in its 217-year history _ 13th if you omit the original 10, the Bill of Rights _ and well it should. At its gravest level, the amendment would make a significant incursion into federalism and state's...
  • Environmentalism secrets

    04/10/2006 6:32:14 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies · 1,280+ views
    eco.freedom.org ^ | April 1, 2006 | Fred Gielow
    If you think environmentalism is all about saving the Earth, protecting the whales, stopping pollution, and the like, here's some news. It's not! Listen to what environmental advocates themselves have to say: "I think if we don't overthrow capitalism, we don't have a chance of saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have an ecologically sound society under socialism. I don't think it's possible under capitalism." Judi Bari, Earth First! member.[Environmentalism equals replacing capitalism with socialism.] "The environmentalist's dream is an egalitarian society, based on rejection of economic growth, a smaller population, eating lower on the food...
  • "Obama-nible Snowman Busted!" Cartoon featuring McCain and Obama...

    02/08/2006 6:27:55 PM PST · by IPWGOP · 15 replies · 1,896+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 2/98/2006 | IPWGOP
    McCain tells Obama: no more snow jobs... click here to see it reeeeeally large!This cartoon/graphic is free for any noncommercial use: emails, blogs, forums, newsletters, flyers, whatever! 
  • Jesus would vote Democratic

    08/18/2005 8:39:28 AM PDT · by against_kerry · 88 replies · 1,476+ views
    Far Left Seattle Pi ^ | Thursday, August 18, 2005 | By LINDA VALDEZ
    The Democrats turn their lonely eyes to Hillary: Give us a message. Lead us home. Even for the Wonder Woman of the Party of JFK, this is no easy task. How to decry the excesses of the Bush administration and the GOP Congress without validating the label "The Party of No"? How to lure enough GOP votes to win elections at a time when Democrat means liberal and liberal is a term of derision? A Web site set up by a minister and his daughter (www.liveliberal.com) has an answer you can wear on a T-shirt: "Liberal is not a dirty...
  • SAX, LIES AND VIDEO - "Bill Clinton: The E! True Hollywood Story"

    12/10/2003 12:24:05 AM PST · by kattracks · 15 replies · 376+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/10/03 | LINDA STASI
    <p>December 10, 2003 -- HOW is it possible that a president of the United States ends up on E!'s "True Hollywood Story"? Maybe the question really is how in the world did a president's genitals end up as serious discussion within the Justice Department - and how did we the people end up paying $40 million to end up with an impeachment based on a report that reads like a romance novel by Jackie Collins?</p>
  • Snow Day for L.A. Schoolchildren

    12/09/2003 12:52:53 AM PST · by bd476 · 11 replies · 194+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 9, 2003 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
    "In many American cities, local politicians spend the winter months helping clear away snow. But Southern California is different. Here, elected officials, sometimes using taxpayer money, bring the white stuff in. Man-made snow has already come to Pacoima, Long Beach, downtown Los Angeles and many places in between this year. (A version of the stuff — hail — fell for free in Watts last month, but cost a bundle to clean up.) And in the coming weeks, it is scheduled for several other locales, including a patch in Exposition Park where a representative from Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn's...
  • Saudi leaders agonize: Where did Wahabism go wrong?

    07/03/2003 12:11:39 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 13 replies · 390+ views
    WORLD TRIBUNE.COM ^ | July 3, 2003 | unknown
    Saudi leaders agonize: Where did Wahabism go wrong? SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM Thursday, July 3, 2003 ABU DHABI — Saudi leaders are planning to revise the ruling Wahabi ideology said to have spawned Al Qaida and related insurgency movements. On Tuesday, Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz cited what he termed extremist ideas among young Saudis for the emergence of the Al Qaida network in the kingdom. Prince Nayef said these ideas have deviated from mainstream Islam and led to the attacks in Saudi Arabia, Middle East Newsline reported. "Why are these things happenings?" Prince Nayef told the...
  • U.S. Treasury Chief Seeks Global Remedy

    02/21/2003 11:36:37 AM PST · by Willie Green · 2 replies · 140+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | FEBRUARY 21, 2003 | JEANNINE AVERSA
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. PARIS (AP) — Treasury Secretary John Snow says his focus during his first international economic meeting will be on trying to energize a sagging global economy that is feeling the added drag of a possible war with Iraq. To that end, he said, he will try to get commitments from other industrialized countries to push for greater economic growth. He already has Britain's treasury chief, Gordon Brown, on his side. ``We're very much on the same wave length'' about the need for growth, Snow said Friday. ``He shared my view —...