February, 2008

What Really Happens When There is No Wind

Reuters reported on February 27th that, “A drop in wind generation on Tuesday, coupled with colder weather, triggered an electric emergency that caused the Texas grid operator to cut service to some large customers.”

By Alan Caruba - Friday, February 29, 2008 - Full Story

The Land is the Essence of a Nation’s Identity

When a nation loses touches with its agricultural identity, inevitably it loses touch with its national identity as well. It is no coincidence that in first world countries, those closest to the soil are also likely to be the most conservative, patriotic and nationalistic.

By Daniel Greenfield - Friday, February 29, 2008 - Full Story

Did a Big Bang in Our Own Solar System Create Venus as we know it?

Over the past several years the formation of our own solar system has been of high importance in scientific circles. Many scientists have focused their attention on the inner four planets, and found that we bounced around like a ball in a pinball mission in our early formative years.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Friday, February 29, 2008 - Full Story

The Big Flood that Cooled the Earth

From the outset, let’s just make it clear; this has nothing to do with Noah, fig branches or doves. What we’re discussing here is just how it was that the glacial lake Agassiz-Ojibway managed to break its way through to open sea-water and cause a mini ice-age for Europe.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Friday, February 29, 2008 - Full Story

Two Faces of Barack Hussein Obama

Young voters swoon at his feet like prepubescent girls at a Beatles concert. Black religious charlatans like Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan are pimping for him from the pulpit.

By JB Williams - Friday, February 29, 2008 - Full Story

John McCain for President—of Panama!

The riddle involving John McCain’s disdain for American citizens in favor of illegal aliens has finally been answered. Sort of answered, that is.

By John Lillpop - Friday, February 29, 2008 - Full Story

Polish defiance built on British intel

Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service has played a role in providing Poland with information allowing the Warsaw government, which came to power last November, to let America base its “Son of Star Wars” missile defense system in the country.

By Guest Column Gordon Thomas- Friday, February 29, 2008 - Full Story

Irrational Legislation

I heard from Friends of the Earth, a huge environmental organization, who one would think would favor the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2007 being advanced by Senate Democrats. It would impose a cap-and-trade program to force reductions of so-called greenhouse gas emissions.

By Alan Caruba - Thursday, February 28, 2008 - Full Story

When in danger, call for the US Marines.  That’s what CodePink’s Medea Benjamin did

Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin, who can turn the air blue when shouting chants against American Marines called out for the Marines in front of Marine Recruiting offices in Berkeley yesterday.

Eamon Kelley, the young Marine who is featured in Move America Forward’s TV commercial that ran on Fox News earlier this week, could hardly believe his own ears when Benjamin called on the Marines for help.

By Judi McLeod - Thursday, February 28, 2008 - Full Story

Green Scamming

Let’s say you’re planning to contract with a lawn service to tend to your property this spring. To put it simply, you want to hire a firm to mow the lawn. Time was, you could hire a neighborhood kid to do it, but now none of them will consider this or shoveling snow as a means to put some extra change in their pocket.

By Alan Caruba - Thursday, February 28, 2008 - Full Story

The Shunning of Immigration Critics by the BBC, ABC and CBC

Is there something endemic in state broadcasting in the Anglophone world which makes the population question taboo and the pro-immigration stance the default position? Is there an intrinsic bias, and if so, where is it coming from? The journalists, the presenters, the researchers, the producers or the higher-ups? Is state media more captive of  political correctness than the private media?

By Guest Column Tim Murray- Thursday, February 28, 2008 - Full Story

 Here it comes – a further erosion of rights

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said yesterday that he is reconsidering his opposition to an Ontario-wide law that would ban smoking in vehicles where children under the age of 16 are present.

By Arthur Weinreb - Thursday, February 28, 2008 - Full Story

Power Plays in Palestine

Jordan’s decision to begin supplying electricity to Jericho last Monday - coupled with Egypt’s intention to do exactly the same in Gaza - sends a clear message that perhaps the lights are at last being turned on for the first time in 40 years - possibly heralding the beginning of the end to the gloom and darkness that has marked the long running Arab-Jewish conflict over the territory once called Palestine.

By David Singer - Thursday, February 28, 2008 - Full Story