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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
    dangus
    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...