September, 2011

Paul Krugman, Pet of Big Government

The proponents of massive government subsidies to “green” energy have a huge problem on their hands. The Solyndra scandal is just so absurd, and the video footage of President Obama and Vice President Biden is just so hilarious, that only the most ideological can fail to smell a rat.

By Institute for Energy Research - Friday, September 30, 2011 - Full Story

EPA pulls secondhand smoke trick on TCE

EPA says in a new assessment that the widely used solvent trichloroethylene (TCE) is carcinogenic to humans by all routes of exposure. But the EPA has simply pulled the same trick on TCE as it did on environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) — a trick that got the EPA’s ETS cancer risk assessment trashed by a federal court.

By Steve Milloy - Friday, September 30, 2011 - Full Story

Plants may store much more carbon

A new study in Nature says that the global uptake of carbon by land plants may be up to 45 per cent more than previously thought.

By Steve Milloy - Friday, September 30, 2011 - Full Story

Big Wind vs. Big Green

Big Wind wants to minimize the consequences of knocking birds out of the sky. Big Green wants to use birds to knock Big Wind out of business. The “clean energy”-loving Obama is caught in the middle.

By Steve Milloy - Friday, September 30, 2011 - Full Story

George Washington Said to Avoid ‘Entangling Alliances’… Or Did He?

I have been interested these days to hear the left citing George Washington, the father of our country, to support their ideas against the GOP and their hope that Obama will pull out of the Middle East. Specifically they have been citing Washington’s farewell address where he supposedly warned Americans against getting involved with foreign nations and getting caught up in those evil “foreign entanglements.”

By Warner Todd Huston - Friday, September 30, 2011 - Full Story

Warning: The threat of suspended elections is real

imageWith absolutely no proof of any kind of who he really is, Barack Obama made it to the Oval Office in 2008.  There was no media vetting of the largely absentee senator from Illinois, who even back then had the temerity to compare himself to Abraham Lincoln.  All anyone ever had to go on was an autobiographical book suspected of being ghost-written by an unrepentant domestic terrorist.  We all know how it goes with politicians and autobiographical books.

When Nancy Pelosi writes hers she will claim she trumps Mother Teresa, the Calcutta saint, not the one married to John Kerry.

By Judi McLeod - Friday, September 30, 2011 - Full Story

Take We the People off the Endangered Species List

Before I begin, let me assure everyone reading this that I love animals.  We have three dogs, two cats, eight koi, five laying hens and two bird feeders.  (Sounds much like a Christmas song doesn’t it)  We love animals and we spend a lot of time and money taking care of their needs.

By Billie J. Tucker - Friday, September 30, 2011 - Full Story

GAO: 42% of USHCN Weather Stations Fail to Meet NOAA Standards

Link to Press Release
Link to GAO Report

Washington, D.C.—Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today welcomed a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) entitled “NOAA Can Improve Their Management of the U.S. Historical Climatology Network (USHCN).” This report quantifies lingering questions concerning proper siting of weather stations, finding about 42% of the active USHCN stations in 2010 did not meet one or more of NOAA’s siting standards. GAO says the two standards most commonly unmet are “distance to obstructions [such as buildings and trees] and distance to extensive concrete or paved surfaces.”

By EPW Blog - Friday, September 30, 2011 - Full Story

Wikileaks: Major UN Climate Programme ‘Basically A Farce’

A diplomatic cable published last month by the WikiLeaks website reveals that most of the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in India should not have been certified because they did not reduce emissions beyond those that would have been achieved without foreign investment. Indian officials have apparently known about the problem for at least two years. The revelations imply that millions of tonnes of claimed reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions are mere phantoms, she says, and potentially cast doubt over the principle of carbon trading.—Quirin Schiermeier, Nature News, 27 September 2011

By Guest Column - Friday, September 30, 2011 - Full Story

Don’t miss this suspense thriller with its timely plot to save the planet from nuclear Armageddon!

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Dedication

This book is dedicated to the valiant Iranians who are presently resisting the decimation of their heritage by waging a relentless campaign to purge Iran of the scourge of Islamism. We also offer it as a tribute to all those Iranians who have suffered incredible abuses under the oppressive mullahs’ regime and paid the ultimate price in combating the evil of Political Islam.

Prologue

Drums of war beat ever louder with each passing day. The mad mullahs ruling Iran work around the clock to acquire nuclear weapons. The world is worried but impotent to prevent them from achieving their goal. The U.S. and its sole serious ally Israel keep proclaiming that a nuclear Iran is unacceptable. The maniacal mullahs, undeterred, double their efforts to make the unacceptable acceptable.

By Amil Imani - Friday, September 30, 2011 - Full Story

The Solyndra Legacies

The Obama Administration has been knee-deep in scandal after green energy “model” Solyndra went bankrupt less than two years after receiving a $500 million loan guarantee from the federal government. Now, they are up against another controversy.

By Heritage Foundation Ericka Anderson- Friday, September 30, 2011 - Full Story

Obama tactics sprout in Liberal Party of Canada

(Editor’s Note: Even Canada Free Press had to look twice to see that this was not just another Obama piece of propaganda but the Liberal Party of Canada.)

From: “Ralph Goodale, Liberal.ca” .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Date: September 30, 2011 11:44:16 AM EDT
To: “Supporter” .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Subject: Strong Start Deadline: 12 hours

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By News on the Net - Friday, September 30, 2011 - Full Story

Failing in science

I’ve been a scientist most of my life, having enjoyed the best job in the world: Senior dinosaur curator at the Royal Ontario Museum, and professor of zoology at the University of Toronto. During my 33-year tenure I published 46 scientific papers, twelve books, and received continuous federal grant support (NSERC) for my research. The reason for belabouring my credentials is that my views on the serious state of science education in our schools will be viewed as heresy by departments of education across the country.

By Guest Column Dr. Chris McGowan- Friday, September 30, 2011 - Full Story

Over 1500 Cities and Towns in U.S. and Canada will Participate in National Life Chain Sunday Oct. 2

National Life Chain Sunday 2011 confronts an injustice unsurpassed in world history. Year by year, the Abortion Holocaust in America and Canada extends a death toll that reaches far beyond the Nazi killings in Europe. Today, as in Germany, accountability rests heavily with a paralyzed church that has failed to discern and value the victims’ humanity and lacks the resolve and passion necessary to end an unspeakable injustice. For many German Christians, bombs and destruction eventually quickened their awareness and compassion, which leads one to ask if most of us today will ever see the current horror and hear the Preborns’ silent screams without promptings from a national calamity.

By Christian Newswire - Friday, September 30, 2011 - Full Story

It pays to be well connected

Despite the growing Solyndra scandal, yesterday the Department of Energy approved $1 billion in new loans to green energy companies — including a $737 million loan guarantee to a company known as SolarReserve:

By Aaron Cantor - Friday, September 30, 2011 - Full Story