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  • The path forward: adaptation, not alarmism

    11/08/2013 11:29:47 AM PST · by kidd · 2 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 11/8/2013 | Oregon State University
    Science Policy Forum: Researchers advocate for climate adaptation science CORVALLIS, Ore. – An international team of researchers says in a new paper that climate science needs to advance to a new realm – more practical applications for dealing with the myriad impacts of climate variability. The scientific capability already exists as does much of the organizational structure, they say, to begin responding to emerging climate-related issues ranging from declining snowpack, to severe storms, to sea level rise. What is missing is better engagement between the scientific community and the stakeholders they are seeking to inform. Their paper is being published...
  • Darrell Issa to introduce immigration bill (House GOP begins Amnesty push next week...)

    10/23/2013 6:32:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is planning to release legislation next week that would provide legal status for six years to undocumented immigrants in the United States, he said in an interview Wednesday. Issa, an influential Republican who leads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, described the legislation as a “come-from-the-shadows” effort that would allow the government to do a full accounting of those who are in the U.S. illegally. Immigrants in this new status would be able to travel to their native country while on this temporary visa, he said.
  • Exclusive--Issa Confirms: Drafting Bill to Grant Legal Status to Some Illegal Aliens

    10/23/2013 5:01:52 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/2013 | Matthew Boyle
    A spokesman for House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) confirmed to Breitbart News on Wednesday that the chairman is currently drafting legislation that would grant legal status to at least some of America’s 11 million illegal immigrants. On Tuesday morning, The Hill reported that Issa was working on such a bill. “Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has also started work on a bill that would deal with the immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, and has been briefing stakeholders on it for feedback, according to three people familiar with the matter,” The Hill’s Jennifer Martinez...
  • VIDEO: More Illegal ACORN Propaganda: US Constitution Gives People A Right To Own A Home

    02/24/2009 9:06:02 PM PST · by trying17 (AKA DrGop0821) · 10 replies · 528+ views
    The ConservativeXpress ^ | 2/24/2009 |
    Um, no actually... we don't you radical Leftist MORON! Well, at least we know why they are illegally breaking into homes and generally acting like criminal idiots. The New York Executive Director of ACORN visited Stuart Varney on the Fox Business Channel. These people are radical and frankly, nuts!
  • Why Some Constitutional Suits Don't Stand a Chance in Court

    02/12/2009 10:19:49 AM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 140 replies · 3,693+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 12, 2009 | JESS BRAVIN
    That is why judges toss out certain cases -- because the plaintiffs weren't able to show they suffered concrete harm. That was the circumstance when an Internet-fueled rumor sparked several lawsuits seeking to bar Honolulu-born Barack Obama from the presidency because the plaintiffs doubted he was, as the Constitution requires, "a natural-born citizen." In dismissing one such suit, Judge R. Barclay Surrick, of federal district court in Philadelphia, said an aim of the standing doctrine is to prevent courts from deciding questions "where the harm is too vague." He observed that a disgruntled voter who suffered no individual harm "would...
  • (Culture War Rages On): California bans 'brides,' 'grooms'

    09/09/2008 8:35:52 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 42 replies · 413+ views ^ | September 08, 2008 | Chelsea Schilling
    QUEERLY BELOVED California bans 'brides,' 'grooms' License rejected for couple seeking traditional marriage Posted: September 08, 2008 9:05 pm Eastern By Chelsea Schilling © 2008 WorldNetDaily ROSEVILLE, Calif. – "Brides" and "grooms" are no longer allowed to marry in the State of California. That privilege is only extended to individuals who allow themselves to be called "Party A" and "Party B" on marriage licenses. Pastor Doug Bird of Abundant Life Fellowship in Roseville, Calif., was alarmed to find the state now rejects the traditional terms after he officiated his first marriage ceremony last week following the California Supreme Court decision...
  • Locals chosen to Trans-Texas Corridor citizens’ advisory committees

    03/29/2008 3:34:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 379+ views
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | March 28, 2008 | Ken Sury
    The Texas Transportation Commission today selected members to serve on two citizens’ advisory committees for the Trans-Texas Corridor. Area residents on the I-35 Corridor Advisory Committee include Karen Marstaller of Waco, Don Greene of Lorena and John Erwin of Hillsboro. Each committee will advise the Texas Department of Transportation in the planning of two priority corridors. One committee will focus on Interstate 35 corridor and TTC-35, while the other committee will advise the department on the proposed Interstate 69 corridor and I-69/TTC. The Corridor Advisory Committees represent a cross-section of community and business leaders, land owners, local transportation experts and...
  • Big Stakeholders Say No NAIS

    06/26/2006 2:59:02 PM PDT · by pubwvj · 6 replies · 481+ views ^ | 2006-06-02 | Walter Jeffries
    The USDA and state Ag Dept. officials like to claim that the big producers are united behind the USDA's proposed draft of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). This is not true. The reality is more and more of the big producers, breed organizations and other large stakeholders are resisting NAIS. The “Livestock Marketing Association, along with other industry groups, is letting Congress know there is a lot of dissatisfaction with this program, and there are many questions about it that need answering before we can move forward." - Robinson of the LMA "Regarding animal identification, members approved by a...
  • Tulsa Talks process draws criticism

    02/14/2005 9:39:19 PM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 9 replies · 688+ views
    A controversial community process called Tulsa Talks is drawing a host of criticism because its purpose, backing and methods are misleading. The stated goal of Tulsa Talks is to form study circles of 10, each with a trained facilitator, to get feedback from the public concerning Tulsas education efforts. The goal is to have 10,000 Tulsans trained in 1,000 groups. Critics are saying Tulsa Talks is a thinly disguised effort to sway public opinion using the Delphi process, a strategy that invites input but dismisses it in favor of a predetermined line of thought. Study circles have been used in...
  • Regional Governance is Here

    03/01/2004 8:54:04 AM PST · by · 11 replies · 975+ views
    Henry Lamb ^ | March 1, 2004 | Henry Lamb
    Regional Governance is Here "This commission has become a nightmare, beyond the reach of either state government, or Congress, short of repealing the Act altogether. This appointed commission has absolute authority over all land use within the designated counties, with the authority to override both county and state elected officials..." March 1, 2004 By Henry Lamb To submit a Letter to the Editor: There are currently six Regional Commissions in place, or pending final approval, which impact states from New York to California; from Florida to Washington. Few people realize that these regional commissions even exist, or...