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  • Art Retail: Aaron Brothers Targeted Over Graffiti Back-to-School Campaign (graffiti kits)

    08/22/2011 6:00:48 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 15 replies
    ktla.com/news/ ^ | 8/22/2011 | KTLA News
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A back-to-school campaign is drawing criticism for encouraging graffiti among school-aged children. The campaign, dubbed by the art-retailer Aaron Brothers as "Artrageous," is hosting free events and giving out free "graffiti starter kits" to participants. But city council members are calling the move outrageous by promoting an act of vandalism as art. Councilman Dennis Zine introduced a resolution this week trying to stop the company from hosting the event, claiming kids may be tempted use the tools for illegal reasons. Zine is seeking a seek and desist order to legally prevent the store from holding the...
  • No Labels: Liberalism Without Labels

    12/21/2010 6:51:57 AM PST · by Voice of Reason88 · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/21/2010 | Tony Lee
    Though the group is barely formed, two things seem patently obvious. First, since elite liberals have failed in branding themselves as “liberal” and then “progressives” in a country that is center-right, No Labels seems to be another center-left attempt at re-branding the movement. Taken in this light, the group’s deciding not to have a label says a lot about how poorly any group or policy that has an overt center-left tag performs in the center-right political marketplace. Second, No Labels, which purportedly seeks consensus on a range of issues, accomplished its primary goal of bringing together the left, right, and...
  • Bill Gates: Capitalism Has 'Systemic' Problems Government Should Address

    11/10/2010 12:15:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 119 replies
    Bill Gates: Capitalism Has 'Systemic' Problems Government Should Address Bill Gates says that the federal government’s job is to address the “systemic” problems of capitalism. Wednesday, November 10, 2010 By Nicholas Ballasy (CNSNews.com) - The CEO and Chairman of Microsoft Bill Gates said that capitalism’s “systemic" problems are not doing enough for research and “the needs of the poorest.” “In general, the world under funds research because the person who takes the risk of doing the research doesn’t capture the full benefit of having done it and so you know, capitalism does amazing things but it has one systemic problem...
  • Barack Obama: We Must Embrace Globalism And The Emerging One World Economy

    11/10/2010 9:03:19 AM PST · by FromLori · 111 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 11/10/10 | Michael Snyder
    Although it received very little coverage in the mainstream media, Barack Obama made some comments about globalism during his speech in Mumbai, India that were very eye-opening. As he was discussing the new realities of world trade in 2010, Obama warned against "those who see globalization as a threat" and he spoke of the "integrated world" in which we all now live. But is merging the entire globe into a one world economy, a one world financial system and a one world labor market really the best thing for the American people? For the past two decades, all U.S. presidents...
  • Did SPLC just make it dangerous to have a ‘conservative’ bumper sticker?

    11/09/2010 4:13:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8 November, 2010 | David Codrea
    The Southern Poverty Law Center has produced a video, “’Sovereign Citizens’ and Law Enforcement: Understanding the Threat,” warning police that traffic stops involving “right wing” citizens could end up as deadly encounters. I’ve embedded it in the sidebar video player. Go ahead and watch it before reading on. There’s no question the officers were murdered. The question is, do we blame an ideology or the individuals who committed the act? And if the former is a factor, what responsible actions have the finger-pointers taken to limit the blame to a narrow spectrum of violence initiation advocates—as opposed to conflating their...
  • Labor Sec: Keeping People on Unemployment for Almost Two Years is Gov Moral Obligation

    11/05/2010 1:00:51 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 65 replies
    THE BLAZE ^ | 11/5/2010
    “Spread the Recovery” Labor Sec: Keeping People on Unemployment for Almost Two Years is Gov Moral Obligation http://www.theblaze.com/stories/%e2%80%9cspread-the-recovery%e2%80%9d-labor-sec-keeping-people-on-unemployment-for-almost-two-years-is-gov-moral-obligation/
  • Vanity Fair Editor: "Man Up, America!" [Projectile Vomiting Alert]

    11/05/2010 10:42:22 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 20 replies
    Vanity Fair (linked from Drudge) | Graydon Carter
    Per copyright restrictions and FR posting guidelines, can't display the article. So, here's a link: http://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/2010/12/graydon-201012
  • US women brace for abortion fight with new lawmakers

    11/04/2010 11:59:32 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 51 replies · 2+ views
    AFP via Google News ^ | 4 October 2010 | Karin Zeitvogel
    US women's groups Thursday were bracing for a fight over abortion rights and gender equality with the new conservative majority in Congress. "We now face an anti-choice majority and a new speaker of the House who will threaten to roll back hard-fought progress for women," said Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), the largest women's group in the United States. Republicans by Wednesday had picked up 60 seats in the 435-seat House of Representatives, well more than the 39 they needed for a majority. At least 49 of the newcomers to the House are opposed to...
  • Terrorist Ayers Endorses Stewart/Colbert Rallies (as does Ayers ally Obama)

    10/27/2010 7:34:57 AM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    When comics Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert announced their rallies on the national mall scheduled for this Saturday, they may not have expected—or wanted—an endorsement from Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers. But Ayers told the Ford Motor Company-sponsored Green Festival in Washington, D.C. last Saturday that the event will be a needed respite from the “Alice in Wonderland” world of military domination of the planet and wars waged by the U.S. “empire.” The October 30 Stewart/Colbert rallies, dubbed “Restore Sanity” and “Keep Fear Alive,” are “worth attending,” Ayers said. Ayers’ wife, Bernardine Dohrn, once labeled a “violent maniac” by a...
  • HUAC - Not a very good idea.

    10/25/2010 7:42:50 PM PDT · by Strk321 · 27 replies
    I have heard Savage and some others calling for the return of the House Un-American Activities Committee. While that may sound like a good idea on the surface, in fact it would be a terrible mistake. I found several threads on Dunderground discussing how a revived HUAC could be used to investigate talk radio, the Tea Party, this site, Fox News, etc. I'd like to hear people's thoughts on this.
  • The Tea Party movement: deluded and inspired by billionaires (Moonbat Monbiot barf alert!)

    10/26/2010 1:54:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 39 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | 25 October 2010 | George Monbiot
    By funding numerous rightwing organisations, the mega-rich Koch brothers have duped millions into supporting big business The Tea Party movement is remarkable in two respects. It is one of the biggest exercises in false consciousness the world has seen – and the biggest Astroturf operation in history. These accomplishments are closely related. An Astroturf campaign is a fake grassroots movement: it purports to be a spontaneous uprising of concerned citizens, but in reality it is founded and funded by elite interests. Some Astroturf campaigns have no grassroots component at all. Others catalyse and direct real mobilisations. The Tea Party belongs...
  • BBC had "massive bias to left:" director general

    09/02/2010 7:44:35 AM PDT · by Textide · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Sept. 2, 2010 | AFP
    The director general of the BBC admitted Thursday that his organisation had been guilty of a "massive bias to the left" but said "a completely different generation" of journalists now works at the broadcaster. "In the BBC I joined 30 years ago, there was, in much of current affairs, in terms of people's personal politics, which were quite vocal, a massive bias to the left," Thompson said. "The organisation did struggle then with impartiality. And journalistically, staff were quite mystified by the early years of Thatcher."Now it is a completely different generation. There is much less overt tribalism among the...
  • Liberal journalists suggest government shut down Fox News

    07/21/2010 6:39:38 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 48 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/21/2010 | Jonathan Strong
    If you were in the presence of a man having a heart attack, how would you respond? As he clutched his chest in desperation and pain, would you call 911? Would you try to save him from dying? Of course you would. But if that man was Rush Limbaugh, and you were Sarah Spitz, a producer for National Public Radio, that isn’t what you’d do at all. In a post to the list-serv Journolist, an online meeting place for liberal journalists, Spitz wrote that she would “Laugh loudly like a maniac and watch his eyes bug out” as Limbaugh writhed...
  • Sex Party promises 'real action' for Australians

    07/20/2010 11:39:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/20/10 | AFP
    MELBOURNE (AFP) – The Australian Sex Party on Tuesday promised to spice up campaigning for next month's elections with a manifesto "unlike Australia had ever seen before". Party chief Fiona Patten launched a risque national campaign at a Melbourne bar, saying her policies "would make (opposition Leader) Tony Abbott's hair stand on end and would turn (Prime Minister) Julia Gillard's hair grey". prospective "We've always been forward and we actually enjoy real action," Patten said, mocking Gillard and Abbott's "Moving Australia Forward" and "Stand Up For Real Action" slogans. The party's policies include legalising euthanasia, decriminalising all drugs for personal...
  • Obama as anti-business moves into mainstream discussion

    07/08/2010 10:04:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/8/10 | Jon Ward
    The idea that President Obama is anti-business broke into the mainstream this week. It has long been a widely held view on the right that Obama’s rhetorical nods to the free market and American business were little more than that. But as Washington slowly staggered back to work this week following a long July 4 weekend, discussions of Obama’s troubled relationship with the private sector popped up with surprising frequency. Newsweek’s Fareed Zakaria wrote Monday that after speaking with numerous corporate executives, most of whom voted for Obama, he found that “all think he is, at his core, anti-business.” Tuesday,...
  • Obama's $23 Billion Teachers Unions Bailout

    05/17/2010 12:12:21 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 7 replies · 355+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/17/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    As the rest of us in America lose jobs by the millions, Obama wants to spend another $23 billion more of your taxes on public employees in a teacher bailout plan proposed by Senator Tom Harkin (D, Iowa). Harkin wants this new public employees bailout in order to prevent teachers layoffs, a concern echoed by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "We are gravely concerned," said Duncan in a letter to Congress, "that ongoing state and local budget challenges are threatening hundreds of thousands of teacher jobs for the upcoming school year." Oh, Duncan had all sorts of recommendations for Congress...
  • Oceans' fish could disappear in 40 years: UN

    05/17/2010 10:50:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 107 replies · 1,629+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/17/10 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – The world faces the nightmare possibility of fishless oceans by 2050 without fundamental restructuring of the fishing industry, UN experts said Monday. "If the various estimates we have received... come true, then we are in the situation where 40 years down the line we, effectively, are out of fish," Pavan Sukhdev, head of the UN Environment Program's green economy initiative, told journalists in New York. A Green Economy report due later this year by UNEP and outside experts argues this disaster can be avoided if subsidies to fishing fleets are slashed and fish are given protected...
  • A lab-tech wreck for the NYPD: 'Faked' tests send DAs scrambling

    05/11/2010 6:06:52 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 9 replies · 775+ views
    New York Post ^ | 05/11/10 | MURRAY WEISS and DAN MANGAN
    technician in the NYPD's forensics lab has been suspended for allegedly falsifying drug-test results, throwing into question "maybe thousands" of criminal cases -- and prompting a panicked meeting yesterday between cops and the city district attorneys. A Bronx drug trial was even abruptly halted last week because the longtime lab technician, Mariem Megalla, was supposed to testify in that case, sources told The Post. The NYPD last week sent out an emergency e-mail to the city's five DAs warning them about the evidence disaster and telling them to examine pending felony case files for evidence tested by her. In all...
  • Obama planning a Dept of Truthiness?

    05/10/2010 1:37:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies · 1,560+ views
    The register (London UK) ^ | 10th May 2010 | Andrew Orlowski
    Is the Obama Administration preparing the ground for a Ministry of Truthiness? The President's latest wide-ranging speech at Hampton University made a halt at a very strange outpost, before moving on to education. Obama, it seems, is vexed by the idea of conspiracy theories. Apparently people aren't thinking the right thoughts. Obama's internet Yoda, Professor Cass Sunstein*, is also besotted with the idea. Two years ago, Sunstein proposed what you might call an 'active government solution' to conspiracies. The best way to counter conspiracy theories, Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule argued, is with the "cognitive infiltration of extremist groups". This...
  • NYT Tells Greece to Abandon Socialized Medicine?

    05/10/2010 10:30:10 AM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies · 530+ views
    hotair.com ^ | 05/10/10 | Jazz Shaw
    You know, this has to be one of the strangest stories of the weekend. The New York Times, ever a champion of Obamacare during the recent debates, is reporting (from an April 30 article) on some rather compelling advice for the nation of Greece, which is currently teetering on the precipice of collapse. It’s part of a plan negotiated between officials of the European Union, the I.M.F. and the European Central Bank. What might help them? Don’t have nationalized health care… or any other industry for that matter.
  • Caption this May Day rally in Chicago

    05/03/2010 4:24:58 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 29 replies · 1,179+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 5/1/10 | staff
  • HISPANICS PLAN MAY 1 RALLIES IN 70 CITIES

    04/28/2010 2:30:58 PM PDT · by syc1959 · 51 replies · 1,245+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 28th, 2010 | syc1959
    Protest organizers on Wednesday said outrage over the Arizona law -- which seeks to drive illegal immigrants out of the state bordering Mexico -- has galvanized Latinos and would translate into a higher turnout for May Day rallies in more than 70 U.S. cities. "The marches and demonstrations are going to be far more massive than they otherwise would have been," said Juan Jose Gutierrez, a Los Angeles rally organizer who runs an immigration assistance company. The backlash began on Friday after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law a measure that requires state and local police to determine a...
  • Breaking News Third Senate Test Vote on Financial Overhaul Bill Fails 56-42

    04/28/2010 10:16:41 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 60 replies · 3,928+ views
    FoxNews Reorts: Breaking News Third Senate Test Vote on Financial Overhaul Bill Fails 56-42
  • Caption Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D, Ark.) after not getting her way

    04/27/2010 5:34:42 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 42 replies · 2,180+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 4/26/10 | staff
    "Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) (L) walks on Capitol Hill after a vote on Capitol Hill April 26, 2010 in Washington, DC. Senate Democrats failed in an effort to bring legislation to tighten regulation of the financial system to the floor for debate in a 57-41 vote this evening, unable to muster the 60 votes needed to overcome the threat of a Republican fillibuster."
  • Growing Anger At Collapse Of U.S.A. Standard Of Living

    04/25/2010 3:51:15 PM PDT · by blam · 267 replies · 7,758+ views
    The Market Oracle ^ | 4-25-2010 | Global Research
    Growing Anger At Collapse Of U.S.A. Standard Of Living Politics / US Politics Apr 25, 2010 - 07:03 AM By: Global Research Hiram Lee writes: A series of recent studies conducted by the Pew Research Center shed new light on the scope of the economic crisis in the US and the level of hostility the majority of the American population holds for the US government. Released in March, before the passage of the Obama administration’s health care legislation, a survey entitled “Health Care Reform—Can’t Live With It, or Without It” indicates that 92 percent of Americans give the national economy...
  • Homeless mom of 15 searches for answers

    04/22/2010 9:17:52 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 145 replies · 4,975+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | April 22, 2010 | Keith Morelli
    TAMPA - The din of Room 168 at the Economy Inn on East Busch Boulevard occasionally drowned out conversation. Twelve children ranging in age from 6 months to 11 years old spent the past week there, scrambling across the floor, bouncing on beds. Their eyes filled with resignation Wednesday morning; they were hungry and dirty - wearing the same clothes as the day before and the day before that. Angel Adams, the mom, was asking for help as the children rambled about the room. She was homeless and hopeless, she said. A relative paid for the motel room for a...
  • ACORN’s Bertha Lewis: Socialism is the right thing, TEA party is a bowel movement

    04/21/2010 12:52:33 PM PDT · by Steve495 · 75 replies · 2,452+ views
    Radio Vice Online ^ | Arpil 21, 2010 | Steve McGough
    I’m not sure how relevant the CEO of ACORN is anymore, but at least she’s not hiding her stripes. She attended a Young Democratic Socialists meeting in late March and said we are living in a time -- referring to the TEA party movement -- that will dwarf the era of Jim Crow and segregation. Watch the video...
  • Celebrate Earth Day With IBD 100’s Top Green Stocks

    04/21/2010 7:59:08 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 15 replies · 321+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 4/21/2010 | Ed Carson
    Earth Day on April 22 isn’t just about environmental rallies and the mounds of trash in their wake. It’s also a reminder that there’s a lot of green to be made from green companies. The IBD 100 list of the very best stocks based on fundamental and technical factors includes several eco-friendly firms: 3. Aixtron (AIXG) The German company makes equipment used to make LED, or light-emitting diode, chips. LEDs are fast gaining steam as a green lighting alternative. They use far less power than incandescent bulbs without the mercury of fluorescents. LED chips are used in many different types...
  • Al Gore Comes to UC San Diego to Present his Academy Award-Winning Documentary on Global Warming

    04/15/2010 9:58:56 AM PDT · by dano1 · 22 replies · 639+ views
    UCSD News Center ^ | May 7, 2007 | Pat JaCoby
    Vice President Al Gore will deliver his wildly popular “An Inconvenient Truth” multimedia lecture at the University of California, San Diego at 5:30 p.m. May 21 in RIMAC Arena. The event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required for entry. Sponsors for the presentation are UC San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, the San Diego Foundation, the UCSD Helen Edison Lecture Series and the Environment and Sustainability Initiative. Tickets will be distributed only through the UCSD Box Office (a maximum of four per person) by either coming to the Box Office located...
  • VoteVets uses the suffering of the military to support....climate change legislation?!

    04/13/2010 11:45:42 AM PDT · by JedEckert2000 · 3 replies · 167+ views
    www.jedeckert.com ^ | April 13, 2010 | JedEckert2000
    What exactly is VoteVets? We've seen them lurking around MSNBC and various anti-war organizations ostensibly to support our fighting men and women. The veneer wore off quickly as we all realized this was just another anti-Bush group - this one under the guise of military veterans. They have even admitted to taking money from the Democracy Alliance - the Doctor Evil-esque, far-left funding project of George Soros. If anyone really doubted where these guys stood, there was always their campaign to close Gitmo.Now, they have twisted their transparent, faux pro-military message into something truly offensive. The Vets have taken what...
  • Hoyer Credits/Blames Tea Partiers for Forcing Dem Retirements [... heh-heh-heh...]

    04/13/2010 9:59:19 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 34 replies · 773+ views
    National Review ^ | 04/13/10 | Daniel Foster
    House Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) says the "negative atmosphere" created by the tea party movement has influenced the retirement decisions of some House Democrats (but not Bart Stupak): “Do I think that [the] negative atmosphere that’s been created by the Tea Party and by others certainly goes into the thinking of members? I think it does. I think you have to honestly point out that it does,” Hoyer added. “I don’t think that was the determining factor with respect to Mr. Stupak, because again, he was in very good shape in the polls. It wasn’t a question...
  • Newsweek Editor Promotes Obama View that Opponents Are 'Afraid of the Future,' and ..

    04/08/2010 10:10:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 721+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/8/10 | Tim Graham
    Unsurprisingly, Newsweek editor Jon Meacham bowed deeply to New Yorker editor David Remnick and his new book on their agreed-upon hero, Barack Obama: "envy gives way to admiration" of Remnick’s skills, he wrote in his "Top of the Week" commentary in the magazine. Meacham hyped the notion that when asked about the "racial component of the opposition," Obama told Remnick "I tend to be fairly forgiving about the anxiety that people feel about change."
  • 2 more glaciers gone from Glacier National Park (due to "climate change")

    04/07/2010 10:37:31 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 26 replies · 858+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 7, 2010 11:40 AM CDT | MATTHEW BROWN (AP)
    BILLINGS, Mont. — Glacier National Park has lost two more of its namesake moving icefields to climate change, which is shrinking the rivers of ice until they grind to a halt, a government researcher said Wednesday. Warmer temperatures have reduced the number of named glaciers in the northwestern Montana park to 25, said Dan Fagre said, an ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He warned many of the rest of the glaciers may be gone by the end of the decade. "It's continual," Fagre said. "When we're measuring glacier margins, by the time we go home the glacier is already...
  • Health care overhaul spawns mass confusion for public

    04/07/2010 10:03:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 98 replies · 2,752+ views
    McClatchy ^ | 4/7/10 | By Margaret Talev
    WASHINGTON — Two weeks after President Barack Obama signed the big health care overhaul into law, Americans are struggling to understand how — and when — the sweeping measure will affect them. Questions reflecting confusion have flooded insurance companies, doctors' offices, human resources departments and business groups. "They're saying, 'Where do we get the free Obama care, and how do I sign up for that?' " said Carrie McLean, a licensed agent for eHealthInsurance.com. The California-based company sells coverage from 185 health insurance carriers in 50 states. McLean said the call center had been inundated by uninsured consumers who were...
  • Health care overhaul spawns mass confusion for public(where is my free care?)

    04/07/2010 10:06:10 AM PDT · by Species8472 · 18 replies · 984+ views
    McClatchy ^ | Tuesday, April 6, 2010 | Margaret Talev
    WASHINGTON — Two weeks after President Barack Obama signed the big health care overhaul into law, Americans are struggling to understand how — and when — the sweeping measure will affect them. Questions reflecting confusion have flooded insurance companies, doctors' offices, human resources departments and business groups. "They're saying, 'Where do we get the free Obama care, and how do I sign up for that?' " said Carrie McLean, a licensed agent for eHealthInsurance.com. The California-based company sells coverage from 185 health insurance carriers in 50 states. McLean said the call center had been inundated by uninsured consumers who were...
  • Earth Day 2010 Climate Rally (concert on Lenin's Birthday in the name of a fraud)

    04/07/2010 10:07:07 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 22 replies · 557+ views
    Pollstar ^ | Posted on Tuesday April 6, 2010 at 08:01 AM | Sarah Marie Pittman
    Sting isn’t just singing to save the rainforests – he’s also joining in to help save the earth. Before performing at the Rainforest Benefit Concert in May, this month the singer is participating in Earth Day 2010 Climate Rally. This year’s Earth Day takes place April 25 with the 40th anniversary celebration going down right where things first got started four decades ago, at The National Mall in Washington D.C. The event will include live music, speeches and eco-village exhibits. In addition to Sting, supporters will also enjoy performances by artists including John Legend, The Roots, Bob Weir, Patrick Stump,...
  • The Greenpeace Militia (Green"Peace" blogger suggests illegal in-person action vs. opponents?)

    04/05/2010 11:57:45 AM PDT · by pogo101 · 5 replies · 466+ views
    Small Dead Animals blog ^ | April 4, 2010 | Small Dead Animals blog
    The climate fascists are getting restless...Emerging battle-bruised from the disaster zone of Copenhagen, but ever-hopeful, a rider on horseback brought news of darkness and light: "The politicians have failed. Now it's up to us. We must break the law to make the laws we need: laws that are supposed to protect society, and protect our future. Until our laws do that, screw being climate lobbyists. Screw being climate activists. It's not working. We need an army of climate outlaws." The proper channels have failed. It's time for mass civil disobedience to cut off the financial oxygen from denial and skepticism....
  • Pay Attention Parents: It's Almost Earth Day!

    04/05/2010 9:57:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 693+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2010 | Carrie Lukas
    Few adults may know it, but kids across the country are about to celebrate a holiday: Earth Day, which is April 22. Schools will take a break from normal instruction to discuss the importance of preserving the environment. That may sound like a harmless activity, but too often Earth Day becomes a platform for pushing an ideological brand of environmentalism. Parents need to pay attention and ask their children's teachers what's their plans are for Earth Day. Unlike most holidays, Earth Day expressly focuses on youth. No gifts will be exchanged and no Easter Bunny will deliver jelly beans in...
  • Demacrook Rangel Smears DC Protesters; Compares Them to Racist Groups During Civil Rights Movement

    04/01/2010 10:11:52 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies · 283+ views
    GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | April 01, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Demacrook Rangel Smears DC Protesters; Compares Them to Racist Groups During Civil Rights Movement Thursday, April 1, 2010 Jim Hoft Demacrook Charlie Rangel (D-NY) told reporters at NY1 that the tea party patriots were just like the groups that attacked blacks during the civil rights movement. Click Photo for Video NY1 has the transcript: “The group that were in Washington fighting against the health bill and fighting against the President, looked just like and sounded just like those groups that attacked the civil rights movement in the South.” Of course, several videos of the incident revealed there was no racial...
  • BREAKING NEWS: MoveOn Plans Hate-In Outside RNC Headquarters Tomorrow

    03/31/2010 1:48:22 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 48 replies · 1,236+ views
    NewsRealBlog ^ | 3-31-10 | Matthew Vadem
    The Democrat-media complex has been pushing the idea that patriotic nonviolent resistance and opposition to ObamaCare and President Obama’s drive to turn America into a full-blown socialist state somehow constitutes “hate.” Leftists keep trying to invent new incidents supposedly showing how their political adversaries in the Tea Party movement are sinister racists. They claim –in the absence of proof– that black Democratic lawmakers were called the N-word as they walked to the U.S. Capitol building to vote on ObamaCare. They claim –in the absence of proof– that an anti-gay epithet was hurled at Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), an openly gay...
  • “You call it ‘redistribution’, I call it ‘just being fair’; what’s the big &*%@)$ deal?!”

    03/31/2010 12:19:42 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 18 replies · 720+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-31-10 | Wordsmith
    Just noticed our FA town sheriff beat me to this; but, still...can't get enough of Joe Biden interviews: [VIDEO AT SITE] Yahoo! Tech Tickers' Aaron Task in his interview with VP Joe Biden yesterday, where Biden essentially admits this is a redistribution of wealth...he just doesn't prefer to call it by that phrase: There’s also the issue of whether these tax cuts, in conjunction with the health care reform bill signed last week, represent a redistribution of wealth in America, as many claim. “It’s a simple proposition to us: Everyone is entitled to adequate medical health care,” Biden says. “If...
  • Protesters march through downtown Portland, express anger at police

    03/29/2010 6:12:50 PM PDT · by Inspectorette · 81 replies · 4,012+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | March 29, 2010 | Bryan Denson
    Police and protesters engage with one another in downtown Portland this afternoon.A group of protestors marched through downtown Portland this evening, expressing anger at Portland police in connection with a pair of police shootings over the last couple of months. The group first gathered in the South Park Blocks, near Southwest Salmon Street and Park Avenue, and then began marching toward the Willamette River. About 150 people took part, many of them wearing masks, calling out chants and carrying signs. One of the most common chants was "Cops, pigs, murderers" while another was "When cops attack, stand up, fight back."...
  • Europe's electricity could be all renewables by 2050

    03/29/2010 1:11:30 PM PDT · by decimon · 44 replies · 818+ views
    AFP ^ | Mar 29, 2010 | Unknown
    Europe could meet all its electricity needs from renewable sources by mid-century, according to a report released Monday by services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers. A "super-smart" grid powered by solar farms in North Africa, wind farms in northern Europe and the North Sea, hydro-electric from Scandinavia and the Alps and a complement of biomass and marine energy could render carbon-based fuels obsolete for electricity by 2050, said the report. The goal is achievable even without the use of nuclear energy, the mainstay of electricity in France, it said. Over all, about 50 percent of Europe's energy demand is met with imported fuels.
  • Eco-sex - How 'green' is your love life?

    03/24/2010 12:25:28 PM PDT · by Ro_Thunder · 39 replies · 1,158+ views
    Mother Nature Network ^ | Tue, Mar 23 2010 at 10:02 AM EST | Jill Serjeant
    LOS ANGELES — You drive a hybrid, eat organic, and are passionate about recycling. But how green is your love life? Think about those lovely Valentine's Day roses and the environmental costs of growing them and the carbon miles involved in flying them in from faraway lands. And what about used condoms, tossed into the toilet and making their way into sewers that perhaps pollute the ocean? If an ecologically sustainable life between the sheets hasn't crossed your mind, you're still a "total environmental neophyte," according to author Stefanie Iris Weiss.
  • Durbin to GOP: Accept health care change

    03/24/2010 10:12:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies · 1,127+ views
    washington times ^ | 3/24/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The No. 2 Senate Democrat accused Republicans on Wednesday of refusing to accept the finality of health care changes, a day after President Barack Obama signed the most sweeping medical system remake since Medicare. "This is a political exercise for too many on the other side of the aisle," said Sen. Dick Durbin. "We're going to tell our people back home, 'It's time to govern. It's time to lead.' "
  • Rep. Dingell: It’s taken a long time to ‘control the people’

    03/23/2010 9:18:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 98 replies · 4,938+ views
    american thinker ^ | 3/23/10 | Peter Barry Chowka
    Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), the Dean of the House of Representatives for being the longest serving member of the body (he was first elected in 1955, succeeding his father, Rep. John Dingell, Sr.), made an amazing admission during a live telephone interview with Detroit WJR News/Talk 760 radio talk show host Paul W. Smith on Smith's show Monday morning, March 22, 2010. The night before, Dingell had been a featured speaker at the Democrat Congressional leadership victory press conference after Obamacare passed the House. In response to a question posed by Smith, Dingell said: Let me remind you this [Americans...
  • Ted Kennedy Remembered on Day of Health Care Bill Signing

    03/23/2010 3:49:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 39 replies · 788+ views
    cBS news ^ | March 23, 2010 | Stephanie Condon
    Before signing his landmark health care legislation today, President Obama took a moment to remember the late Sen. Ted Kenney (D-Mass.), a lifelong champion for universal health care. "He was confident that we would do the right thing," the president said. And so, after signing the comprehensive health care overhaul, Mr. Obama gave Kennedy's widow, Vicki Kennedy, one of the pens with which he signed the historic legislation. In all, Mr. Obama used 22 pens to sign the bill into law. It is standard procedure for the president to use multiple pens for such legislation and give them as keepsakes...
  • How Long Before Russia Gets Ok To Drill On American Soil?(Enviro Marxist Quiet)

    03/18/2010 9:40:39 AM PDT · by Three if by government · 7 replies · 273+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March18,2010 | RPT
    The Obama administration is poised to ban offshore oil drilling on the outer continental shelf until 2012 or beyond. Meanwhile, Russia is making a bold strategic leap to begin drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. While the United States attempts to shift gears to alternative fuels to battle the purported evils of carbon emissions, Russia will erect oil derricks off the Cuban coast. Offshore oil production makes economic sense. It creates jobs and helps fulfill America's vast energy needs. It contributes to the gross domestic product and does not increase the trade deficit. Higher oil supply helps keep...
  • Critics blast (Houston) Metro's $2.6 billion bond plan (~4x what voters approved in 2003)

    03/10/2010 12:12:17 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 29 replies · 364+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 9, 2010, 11:25PM | BRADLEY OLSON and MIKE SNYDER
    The Metropolitan Transit Authority intends to issue an estimated $2.6 billion in bonds in the next four years to help pay for five new light rail lines, about four times the debt capacity voters authorized in a 2003 referendum, Metro officials confirmed Tuesday. Metro leaders insist the borrowing will not exceed the $640 million debt ceiling set by voters because the agency is allowed other borrowing capacity by state law, and much of the bonds will be paid with money from ridership fares. But critics sharply criticized the plans as going far beyond what voters approved, noting that revenues from...
  • Chocolate-powered racecar makes sustainability sexy

    03/09/2010 10:43:04 AM PST · by cajuncow · 22 replies · 191+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 3-9-10 | Ros Krasny, Reuters
    BOSTON (Reuters Life!) – Fueled by leftover chocolate and with components made from carrots, potato starch and flax, the world's first sustainable Formula 3 racing car has a top speed of 135 miles per hour and can go from zero to 60 in 2.5 seconds. Sound nuts? Not yet -- brake pads made from cashews are still under development. Meet Lola, the England's University of Warwick's blend of muscle and eco-friendliness and the world's first racing car retrofitted with renewable and sustainable materials.