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  • Occupy-ers: This is our "Valley Forge moment" (Groan!)

    10/28/2011 11:11:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Anti-Wall Street protesters around the U.S. who are vowing to stand their ground against the police and politicians are also digging in against a different kind of adversary: cold weather. With the temperature dropping, they are stockpiling donated coats, blankets and scarves, trying to secure cots and military-grade tents, and getting survival tips from the homeless people who have joined their encampments. "Everyone's been calling it our Valley Forge moment," said Michael McCarthy, a former Navy medic in Providence. "Everybody thought that George Washington couldn't possibly survive in the Northeast." Valley Forge in Pennsylvania was the site...
  • On the brink: Tremors increase at Anak Krakatau to 5,000 a day

    10/22/2011 8:07:21 PM PDT · by Errant · 60 replies
    The Extinction Protocol ^ | 22 October, 2011 | N/A
    SUMATRA, Indonesia –Several earthquakes have struck near south Sumatra of the 5.0 and 5.1 magnitude range today- making a tense situation on the volcanically-dotted archipelago potentially even more volatile. The Anak Krakatau volcano is showing signs of increased seismic activity. Authorities fear the volcano is building towards an eruption that could dwarf the one which occurred in 2007. Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Disasters Mitigation Center reported the numbers of seismic tremors now registering from the volcano have exceeded 5,000 a day. There are also reports of a gaseous mist which has seeped from the volcano and have enshrouded it in...
  • Replicating Al Gore’s Climate 101 video experiment shows that his “high school physics” [fails]

    10/19/2011 6:40:56 AM PDT · by donmeaker · 11 replies
    Blog: Watt's Up With That ^ | October 18th, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    Readers may recall my previous essay where I pointed out how Mr. Gore’s Climate 101 Video, used in his “24 hours of climate reality”, had some serious credibility issues with editing things to make it appear as if they had actually performed the experiment, when they clearly did not. It has taken me awhile to replicate the experiment. Delays were a combination of acquisition and shipping problems, combined with my availability since I had to do this on nights and weekends. I worked initially using the original techniques and equipment, and I’ve replicated the Climate 101 experiment in other ways...
  • Gore Endorses “Occupy Wall Street” Movement

    10/16/2011 4:43:04 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Former Vice-President Al Gore heartily endorsed the “Occupy Wall Street” movement pointing out that “the implementation of its demands would go a long way toward dismantling the industrial society that is the chief culprit in the disastrous global climate change we are experiencing.” Gore hastened to clarify that he is “not against Wall Street, per se. There are a lot of good guys working there. Many of them have been key supporters of a progressive agenda. Let’s not forget, though, that the institution itself is a mechanism for raising the capital that underpins private investment and the market system. It...
  • Unsolved Mysteries - The Blob (VIDEO)

    10/10/2011 3:50:28 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 5 replies
    A Toxic Goo rains on residents of Oakville, Washington May 8, 1997 It sounds like a bad science fiction movie, but for the little town in Washington there was nothing entertaining about the scourge that befell them in 1994. Six times it rained down from above, leaving dozens of local residents ill, and several pets and small animals dead. It all happened in Oakville, Washington, population 665. Here in Oakville, clouds fill the skies daily, bringing rain some 275 days a year. So, when it began pouring on the morning of August 7, 1994, no one was particularly concerned -...
  • The Big Uneasy On PPV (Hurricane Katrina)

    "Why did it take Bea, van Heerden, and Garzino to shed light on this story?The Army Corps of Engineers, as an institution, is not very receptive to criticism, from inside or outside. It dominates the market for engineering certain kinds of projects, mainly to do with water. So the engineering profession is filled with people whose attitude is, "Better not rock the boat." And inside [the corps], it's arguably worse. It exists in a bubble of impunity. Because, as we lay out in the film, Congress likes the corps the way it is, and it doesn't really give it effective...
  • REAL Stars... and Their Cars

    10/01/2011 5:10:55 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 1, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Spectacular images of an elegant time gone by- Marlene Dietrich: 1936 Cadillac V-16 (!) 36-90 Aero-Dynamic Coupe  -one never to be equalled by today's repellent  Hollywood slobs and their farcical 'green' charade More at Reaganite Republican
  • Personal bleg: Unbearably warm office building (evaporative coolers on the east coast?)

    09/13/2011 8:24:53 AM PDT · by dangus · 36 replies · 1+ views
    I work on the top floor of an old, poorly-constructed office building. Heat rises up the elevator shafts from the lower floors to mine. Even on the coldest of winter days, it's uncomfortably hot inside (80 degrees plus). We have two portable air conditioners running, but they're of limited effectiveness since we don't have direct access to outside air. Although our city is very humid, the air inside the office is very dry, year-round. Would anyone know this?: Would this be a good use for a small, personal evaporative air cooler? Would it just cancel out the effect of the...
  • A Report From Wilkes Barre

    09/09/2011 7:01:21 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 19 replies
    Unheralded Tropical Storm Lee has brought the worst flooding to Northeast Pennsylvania since Hurricane Agnes of 1972. There have been four reported deaths as of this morning, Sept. 9. Father James Hayer of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Wilkes Barre reported this at 6:09 a.m. The Susquehanna River has flooded, cresting at almost 39 feet a few hours ago. It was expected to crest at 40.7 feet, which was a deep concern because the levee system maximum height is 41 feet. We are only 2 blocks from the river, but everything here by the church (695 N. Main St.)...
  • Thank You George Bush, for Fixing FEMA

    09/02/2011 5:29:03 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 24 replies
    9/2/2011 | me
    After all was said and done, there was a much improved response from FEMA both before and after this latest storm. FEMA was a mess before Katrina- Bush fixed it after it that disaster. Not one word of thanks from anyone about that? Obambi has left FEMA essentialy 100% unchanged since he took over- so ALL the praise should go to Bush
  • The Madness of King Gore the Second (Daniel Greenfield/Sultan Knish)

    08/31/2011 6:35:42 AM PDT · by Adam Taxin · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish (blog) ^ | 8/30/11 | Daniel Greenfield (Sultan Knish)
    They say that everyone talks about the weather, and no one ever does anything about it-- but since the mid-1980's we've been expected to do things about it. Two generations of children have grown up with the mantra that putting the empty soda in the right trash can is all that stands between them and the destruction of the planet, not to mention all the dead dolphins, paddling polar bears and crying indians. There are just too many people, we're told, and too many of them are buying things and eating things and living too long. And all that is...
  • Beck responds on-air to Washington Post’s Irene/Mormon smear of him

    08/30/2011 2:37:58 PM PDT · by Adam Taxin · 193 replies
    New York Jewish Culture Examiner ^ | August 29, 2011 | Adam Taxin
    Monday, August 29, 2011. 6:24 PM Toward the beginning of his radio show today, Glenn Beck responded to an effort this past Friday by the Washington Post to smear him and his Mormon faith by means of a skewed article with an even more misleading headline (“Mormon Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene and East Coast earthquake a ‘blessing’ from God,”) As discussed in an earlier article in the Philadelphia Jewish Culture Examiner space, the Post was successful if its goal was to spread the impression that Beck really believed that last week’s natural East Coast hurricane and earthquake were themselves a...
  • U.S. Flag at the Capitol after Irene (photo)

    08/30/2011 2:19:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    National Journal ^ | 26 Aug 2011 | Ethan Klapper
    The American flag flies in tatters above the U.S. Capitol after Hurricane Irene moved through the nation's capital.
  • Washington Post twists Beck message about preparedness into that Irene, earthquake are "blessing"

    08/30/2011 7:32:01 AM PDT · by Adam Taxin · 19 replies
    Philadelphia Jewish Culture Examiner ^ | August 29, 2011 | Adam Taxin
    A quote often (mis)attributed to German National Socialist propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels is “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it.” That thought process certainly appears to have been absorbed by the Washington Post. Friday’s Post blared a headline “Mormon Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene and East Coast earthquake a ‘blessing’ from God,” connected to an article by Elizabeth Tenety in its “On Faith: A Conversation on Religion and Politics” section. Tenety’s first paragraph reads: "Not willing to be outdone by Pat Robertson, Glenn Beck recently weighed in on God’s communication by way of natural disasters, telling his...
  • Washington Post twists Beck message about preparedness into that Irene, earthquake are "blessing"

    08/30/2011 7:31:54 AM PDT · by Adam Taxin · 3 replies
    Philadelphia Jewish Culture Examiner ^ | August 29, 2011 | Adam Taxin
    A quote often (mis)attributed to German National Socialist propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels is “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it.” That thought process certainly appears to have been absorbed by the Washington Post. Friday’s Post blared a headline “Mormon Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene and East Coast earthquake a ‘blessing’ from God,” connected to an article by Elizabeth Tenety in its “On Faith: A Conversation on Religion and Politics” section. Tenety’s first paragraph reads: "Not willing to be outdone by Pat Robertson, Glenn Beck recently weighed in on God’s communication by way of natural disasters, telling his...
  • Ignore global warming at our risk (The science is settled, you stupid Republicans!)

    08/29/2011 7:38:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Amarillo Globe-News ^ | August 29, 2011 | Greg Sagan
    Last week, Hurricane Irene focused attention once again on climate change. Irene was only a Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, which rates storms by wind speed, but it carried a lot of water and dumped it on places that didn’t need it. Scientists in the field of atmospheric research tell us that storms are getting stronger, especially in the Atlantic, and that there is a direct correlation between the temperature of the ocean’s surface and the wind speed of the most powerful storms. For all Category 5 hurricanes the average increase in wind speed is 4.5 miles per...
  • For people that think Hurricane Irene was no biggie/ complete media hype

    08/29/2011 3:32:47 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 77 replies
    Yes the media does hype stories and weather.Everyone is sick of watching Cantore pick the wrong worst place to report in Hurricanes. I just got off of a generator with minimal things powered since Friday.I am in NC and I am just now catching up to NC/local news.People came back today to no homes whatsoever.The tobacco farmers lost they're crops to a tune of 16 milliom in losses in one county so far. The JOKER Purdue has not toured completely to asseses. There are people right now without water,electric and the temps have returned to very hot and humid.I just...
  • Past Alarmism and the Future of Manmade Global Warming

    08/29/2011 9:05:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 28, 2011 | Dr. Kesten C. Green and Tom Harris
    Researchers identify 26 past scares analogous to the global warming alarm.Polls show that roughly one person in two is concerned about manmade global warming. Why? Because vivid, alarming forecasts, even those based on weak foundations, are persuasive. For a while at least.We’ve seen this many times before. Take the alarm over mercury in fish: in 2004, an Environmental Protection Agency employee warned that 630,000 babies per year were born at risk of brain and nervous system damage due to “unsafe” levels of mercury in their mothers’ blood. Expectant mothers were discouraged from eating fish.Japan consumes a lot of fish, and...
  • Duty, Honor, Country – 3rd Infantry guards Tomb of the Unknown Soldier through Hurricane Irene

    08/27/2011 8:58:08 PM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 12 replies
    One thing most Democrats will never understand is the dedication that our men and women in uniform have for their country. They make fun of people who want to live their lives by a certain code with snide remarks in movies like A Few Good Men. But the fact is, it takes people who are willing to live by the code: Duty, Honor, Country in order to keep our nation free. The brave men of the 3rd Infantry Regiment’s “Old Guard” know a thing or two about this. These disciplined, brave men have stood watch over the Tomb of the...
  • Is the Drudge Report Low Balling Hurricane Irene?

    08/27/2011 11:45:15 AM PDT · by kevinaw2 · 84 replies
    Ward World ^ | 08/27/2011 | Kevin A Ward
    I've been watching coverage of Hurricane Irene. Being a resident of Tampa, Florida, I have been through Hurricane Frances and Jean and the close call of Charley. So, like all Floridians I'm personally aware of what a hurricane or tropical storm can do. As I'm typing this I'm listening to reports that Irene is outperforming its category. I've also been perusing websites and that includes Drudge Report. I've had other concerns of late with Mr. Drudge's site recently, but I am alarmed with links that are downplaying expectations. There are a wide variety of links,but this link to Dr. Simon...
  • Irene Makes Landfall as a Category 1 Hurricane

    08/27/2011 9:53:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 27, 2011 | Brendan Loy
    Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning near Cape Lookout, North Carolina, as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds estimated at 85 mph. There is some indication on satellite and radar that Irene may actually be getting slightly better organized at this hour — the Outer Banks don’t provide much real land interaction, and the hurricane is still drawing plenty of moisture from the Atlantic, so that’s possible — but I’ll believe it when it’s verified. There have been a ton of false alarms over the last few days with this storm seemingly trying to get organized, so I’m...
  • Despite hysterical headlines of an “historic” storm: Irene is a Category 1 Hurricane

    08/27/2011 9:09:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 95 replies
    fire dog lake ^ | Aug 27, 2011 | Liz Berry
    Despite hysterical headlines of an “historic” storm: Irene is a Category 1 Hurricane By: Liz Berry Saturday August 27, 2011 7:44 am cross post from IfLizWereQueen The Truth of Irene’s Strength? –not nearly that of her related headlines for the past two days from the US media. Here is the latest report from the National Hurricane Center as of 6:03 AM Central Time and the hurricane still has not made landfall on the US shores. *Note: A Category 1 is the lowest category on the Saffir-Simpson scale before a storm is classified as a tropical storm. I guess they’ll have...
  • Irene Still on Track for Serious, though Non-Catastrophic, Hit

    08/27/2011 8:28:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 26, 2011 | Brendan Loy
    Link toGovernor Chris Christie: Get the Hell Off the Beach For a variety of practical reasons, I’ve had to focus my Irene-related energies exclusively on Twitter all day, and haven’t posted an update here in more than 12 hours. But, truth be told, I don’t have much new to say about the storm, meteorologically at least, that I didn’t say this morning.Irene is continuing to move north (now slightly NNE, as expected) on the predicted track, with the computer models now tightly clustered around a path that, after walloping North Carolina’s Outer Banks, should take the storm’s center right up...
  • New York Mayor Bloomberg: "No Prayer On 9/11" What About Hurricane Irene?

    08/26/2011 6:27:43 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 33 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 8/26/2011 | JoeClarke.Net
    September 24, 2001 The Hartford Courant headline read: CHORUS OF PRAYER IN NEW YORK - THOUSANDS CONVERGE ON YANKEE STADIUM FOR AN EMOTIONAL INTERFAITH SERVICE; TERROR IN AMERICA: SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS Just two weeks after the deadly attack on the Twin Towers, as I remember, there were people of all faiths and political stripe praying, crying, remembering, and trying to disremember the most devastating attack by an enemy on the shores of the continental United States. The prayerful patriotism soon wore off shortly after President Bush invaded Iraq. W Bush became the liberal media's chief enemy - over and above...
  • Lightning Strikes

    08/25/2011 9:09:17 AM PDT · by bigheadfred · 50 replies
    me | 8/25/2011 | bigheadfred
    There was a small storm moving across the way this morning. With the sun just coming up it was producing a rainbow effect in the storm. So I got my little Kodak camera out and started filming, hoping to catch some of the lightning, too. When I was looking at it frame by frame to see how well one of the lightning strikes showed up, I was surprised with this 3 frame sequence. This bolt of lightning seemed to generate itself in my backyard. The storm was a couple of miles away. Thought it was interesting. Thought I would share.
  • What the Heck is Wrong With You People?

    08/24/2011 11:09:20 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 15 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-24-11 | Stoutcat
    Yes, you. You know who you are. You’re liberal; an academic, perhaps, or a writer/journalist/opinion-shaper of some sort. You spout the liberal line (I’m not really sure whether you really believe it, or just realize that it’s a good gig that pays well) to your adoring audience, who gobble it up and regurgitate it to others ad nauseum. This I can deal with. What I cannot deal with, what I cannot comprehend, is the dangerous mentality that sometimes accompanies basic liberal elite thinking. The mentality that actively wishes harm on our country and its citizens–all in the name of progress,...
  • CARTOON: Aftershock

    08/24/2011 6:42:21 AM PDT · by daletoons · 9 replies
    Out of Order Blog ^ | 8-24-11 | Dale
    An emergency page from my Barack Obama sketchbook.
  • A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

    08/23/2011 9:03:17 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 8/23/11 | Karl Denninger
  • Polar Bears Are Not Drowning

    08/15/2011 9:25:17 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 18 replies
    A keystone in the claim that gases produced in the production of energy are causing global warming has been shown to be laughably overblown. Despite millions of public school children being taught it as an unquestionable truth. The polar bears are not drowning as famously described in Al Gore's Nobel-Prize-winning, Oscar-winning film An Inconvenient Truth. Human Events is reporting that Charles Monnett, the author of the study widely cited as establishing this as fact, has been placed on administrative leave from the U.S. Department of the Interior after serious problems were found with the earthshaking claims he made in his...
  • Professor: Skeptics of Man-made Climate Change Aren't a Fringe Group

    08/09/2011 10:17:53 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/9/2011 | Jack Spencer
    For nearly 20 years George Taylor, former Oregon State professor of climatology, has been one of the more vocal skeptics of man-made climate change. Like other climatologists, such as Patrick J. Michaels in Virginia, Taylor lost his title as a “State Climatologist” in 2007 after refusing to jump onto the man-made climate change wagon. Taylor was also actively involved with the American Association of State Climatologists, which ran afoul of the U.S. Congress and lost funding for not going along with climate alarmists. When asked once by a reporter whether the Earth's temperatures would be warmer or colder in 5,000...
  • El Nino, La Nina, Climate Change and the Horrific Drought in Somalia

    08/06/2011 10:21:44 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies ^ | 4 Aug 2011 | Bryan Walsh
    As I write this, Somalia is suffering its worst drought in 60 years. The lack of rain—combined with civil unrest and political interference from the al-Qaeda linked al-Shabab group—has produced catastrophic results. Yesterday Nancy Linborg, an official with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), told a Congressional committee that more than 29,000 children under the age of 5 had died over the past three months in Somalia, thanks to the famine. If conditions worsen—and there's little reason to expected that they won't—upwards to 800,000 children may die of hunger and other causes. The violent political situation on the ground...
  • Too Hot to Carry? No! Here are 10 Lightweight Carry Guns

    08/02/2011 8:10:51 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 125 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2 Aug 2011 | Mike Piccione
    It’s hot. It’s 100 degrees over a large portion of the country and that means you probably wont’ be wearing a lot of clothes. Since concealed carry means your gun will be out of sight you won’t have much clothing to cover up your great equalizer. For many years I’ve been asking people about their concealed carry guns. Many folks switch up their arms depending on what they wear. Here are ten lightweight carry guns that are easy to conceal. The criteria for this list are guns less than 15 ounces and 5.5” in length – easy enough to fit...
  • First Church of the Blessed Evaporator

    08/01/2011 11:42:12 AM PDT · by JoanVarga · 25 replies
    Primordial Slack ^ | July 30, 2011 | Joan Varga
    Thank God for air conditioning. I mean it. I'm not being casual about Whom to thank. I thank the everlasting Creator who imparted his universal wisdom into a series of inventions and ideas until a misguided therapy for malaria gave us the means to create ice. God bless! And then some Luddite, glacier-chopping Ice King quashed John Gorrie's idea in order to save his own fortunes, and we sweated for 50 more years. I hope Hell's thermostat got an upgrade of 50,000 extra degrees just for Mr. Tudor's arrival. Air Conditioning is a miracle of civilization but it's not a...
  • Heat Wave: Record-Breaking Temperatures, Or Not ...

    07/24/2011 7:43:17 PM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 12 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 7/24/11 | Brian Koenig
    With blistering and sunburn-friendly temperatures sweeping the country last week, the media has gone heat crazy over so-called "record-breaking temperatures" - which according to Bill Maher, and of course Al Gore, is "proof" of global warming. Indeed, out come the headlines: "90 year-old man dies of heat exhaustion after mowing his lawn, changing his oil, and jogging in the 100 degree heat." But according to the National Climactic Data Center, the media's claims are false. The news media is saturated with headlines about the "record-breaking" US heat wave over the past week. However, the NOAA database of all-time Max Temperature...
  • Vanity: Are Globalists Causing Climate Change?

    07/24/2011 11:04:27 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 14 replies
    7/24/11 | dagogo redux
    Another weekend vanity. (But no apologies) Let me start with the proposition, not fully proven, but certainly “accepted wisdom” in some quarters, that there is unprecedented change in weather patterns. Some call it “Global Warming”, others “Climate Change.” I think “Climate Change” is a more inclusive term, and therefore a more inherently likely phenomena. I’ll use that term. Most of us here reject the notion - either as untrue, or not yet proven - that Climate Change is man-made, due to CO2 emissions and such. However, my question to my esteemed Freepers is as follows: Do you think it is...
  • Enormous ‘heat dome’ has caused 22 deaths

    07/21/2011 11:54:04 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 21, 2011 | Liz Goodwin
    Unless you live in the lucky part of the continental United States that will not be slammed by a heat wave this week, you've probably encountered what meteorologists are calling the "heat dome." A claustrophobia-inducing greenhouse of heat and sadness, the "heat dome" is actually a 1 million square-mile high-pressure system hovering over most of the country and pushing temperatures sky-high. Nearly 150 million Americans in 32 states are in the dome, leading to at least 22 deaths around the country as of yesterday, according to CNN. In Oklahoma alone, state medical officials believe 12 people have died from the...
  • Thermodynamics and Closed Systems, or, Gore's Demon

    07/17/2011 10:25:11 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 21 replies · 1+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 07-17-2011 | grey_whiskers
    By now, everyone has heard of "global warming" or "anthropogenic global warming" (lately, for some inexplicable reason, modified to "climate change"). Among the foremost proponents of this has been failed Vice President Al Gore, who wrote a book called Earth in the Balance in which he called the internal combustion engine a greater threat to the survival of mankind than thermonuclear weapons. As though we ended World War II by dropping a Studebaker on Japan, and held Strategic Buick Limitation Talks with the U.S.S.R. Following this seminal achievement, he went on to create a documentary called An Inconvenient Truth in...
  • Vanity - Global Warming..?

    07/17/2011 9:05:13 AM PDT · by mrjesse · 8 replies
    Dear Sirs, Regarding this Global warming. It doesn't seem to be global. And I'm not even sure it's warming. Just wonderin'.. ~Jesse
  • (California) Solano Communist County! Global Warming Fraud, Waste And Abuse!

    07/16/2011 10:53:46 PM PDT · by Tea Party Reveler · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07-16-2011 | Tea Party Reveler
    The public shows up to slam the Solano County Supes for wasting $100,000 on a climate change study and for buying into global warming fraud. The claim they were scared they were going to be sued by the State. What a crock! They could easily call their pal, State Sen. Lois "Locust" Wolk for help but instead they just look for more opportunities to spend wastefully. Supervisor Kondylis makes a royal jackass out of herself by claiming "DDT was never banned in Africa" (it was banned by international convention in 1972 and it's use in Sub-Saharan equitorial Africa was stopped...
  • California’s long-term cooling trend cited as evidence FOR global warming

    07/07/2011 5:52:38 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 14 replies
    Pajamas ^ | 7/7/11 | PJ Tatler
    California’s long-term cooling trend cited as evidence FOR global warming Want to know why global warming alarmists and climate scientists in general have lost credibility with the American public? Consider a new study released today — and the unintentionally hilarious weasel words of its author — as Exhibit A.As reported in the San Francisco Chronicle today, a meteorologist did a 30-year survey of temperature and precipitation data for most of the largest cities up and down the state of California. Conclusion? In 75% of the sites, the weather has grown colder and rainier than it used to be:(To see the...
  •'s Joe Bastardi Differs With Mainstream Media: Beware of a Mini Ice Age

    06/17/2011 8:59:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/17/11 | Noel Sheppard
    For years America's media have been enthralled by anything that supports the theory that carbon dioxide is warming the planet leading to an imminent cataclysm if governments don't regulate this partially man-made gas. By contrast, reports that might undermine CO2's importance in global warming, like the following released Tuesday by the AAS Solar Physics Division in Las Cruces, New Mexico, predicting a sharp decrease in solar activity in coming years, typically get either little attention or are downplayed: A missing jet stream, fading spots, and slower activity near the poles say that our Sun is heading for a rest period...
  • Raw Videos Of Tornado In The Springfield,MA,USA Area:UPDATE

    06/01/2011 6:54:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies ^ | June 1, 2011 | annem040359
    “An apparent tornado struck the downtown of one of Massachusetts’ largest cities Wednesday afternoon, scattering debris, toppling trees, and frightening workers and residents. No injuries were immediately reported. (June 1)”
  • "Be OK" (United for Joplin) - by The CO (awesome video!)

    05/28/2011 12:28:18 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 4 replies
    DOWNLOAD: For the next 60 days, starting on May 26, 2011, The CO is donating 100% of net earnings on the brand new song "Be OK" to United Way and Heart of Missouri. Many families...hundreds of families have been affected by the travesty of this awful tornado outbreak ... and The CO is taking a stand to try and give a little back. Collin Brace grew up in Mexico, Missouri, and this place has deep ties to us, for sure. Take a stand with us. Download the song, and spread the word out. We are praying for you Missouri....
  • Will Norton Found (Sad Ending) :-(

    05/27/2011 11:56:44 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 45 replies · 24+ views
    Will Norton was the young man who had just graduated from high school when the Joplin tornado hit. He was pulled through the sunroof of his SUV while his dad tried in vain to hold onto him. A massive search for him has been underway since last Sunday. His family is reporting tonight on Facebook that sadly his body was found today. :*(
  • Flight 447 'Black Box' Decoded

    05/27/2011 6:34:47 PM PDT · by Greysard · 132 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/27/2011 | Sarah Anne Hughes
    "Black box recordings from Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean two years ago, revealed new details about the plane’s final moments. But the report did not assign blame or give an explanation for the crash, which killed all 228 people aboard."
  • More Hot Air From Rosie O’Donnell: Global Warming Causing Deadly Tornadoes

    05/27/2011 11:28:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies ^ | May 27, 2011 | annem040359
    Good grief! Now even folks like Rosie O'Donnell, who cannot simply have the kindness to keep her mouth closed for a change brings up this discredited idea called global warming. Just like Al Gore, Ms. O'Donnell is playing the "blame game". Oh for goodness sakes, Ms. O'Donnell, as horrible as these tornadoes have been, this has been part of the phenomenon called "La Nina". Plus this is also tornado alley we are dealing with, though the number of these very horrible tornadoes have been great. Give the people in these hard-hit areas CREDIT that they are working to put their...
  • Horrible… Deadly Tornado Sucks Teen Through Sunroof While Riding Home From Graduation

    05/24/2011 6:13:36 PM PDT · by radioone · 59 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-25-11 | Lady Liberty
    Will Norton was on his way home from his Joplin High School graduation ceremony when the tornado hit on Sunday. The 18 year-old graduate was sucked through the sunroof of the car he was riding in with his father. He hasn’t been seen since.
  • Classic Plains Tornado Outbreak Ingredients

    05/24/2011 1:56:40 PM PDT · by radioone · 6 replies ^ | 5-24-11 | Jonathan Erdman, Sr. Meteorologist
    Sadly, given the events in Joplin, Mo. and Minneapolis this past weekend, we are not through with severe weather this week. Not by a longshot. The ingredients are in place for a classic Plains tornado outbreak Tuesday. First, we have a screencast discussing how this setup compares to the infamous May 3, 1999 tornado outbreak. Then, we'll highlight the area of greatest risk, then step through why this is the case. Another May 3, 1999? The very date is chilling. An F5 tornado, the first on record documented in the Oklahoma City metro, carved through the area that afternoon and...
  • I35 Joplin ( Vanity)

    05/23/2011 3:03:11 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    My wife and I are going home for our grand-daughter's graduation this weekend and we normally pass through Joplin on our way back home. How are things in the area? Should we take the southern route through Arkansas and Memphis?
  • Three Dogs Swept Away in Tornadoes Return Home

    05/22/2011 11:15:29 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 40 replies ^ | May 20, 2011 | Laura Goldman
    Three dogs who were swept up in recent tornadoes across the South and feared dead have been reunited with their pet parents.