“The Future is nigh” cried the Futurist

The future will always be—to me—a mystery wrapped up inside an enigma. However, for some, the future is something to be unwrapped at all costs, leaving behind logic and childhood excitement in the process. Raymond Kurzweil is one of these men who believe that the future is something both predictable and foreseeable, and he’s made a living out of telling other people about his vision for that future.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Friday, October 19, 2007 - Full Story

Young Galaxy not as Young as First Thought

In the world of science, nothing is absolutely certain for very long. Einstein’s theories of relativity and general relativity are already being rethought. Evolution is always up in the air. And now, I Zwicky 18—a dwarf irregular galaxy—appears not to be as young as first thought.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Friday, October 19, 2007 - Full Story

Benazir Bhutto and tales of Corruption

During her two terms in the office of Prime Minister in Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, daughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto acquired wealth and cash worth a few hundred million dollars, most of which is located in Europe and Middle East.

By Guest Column Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury- Friday, October 19, 2007 - Full Story

Now is the time to listen to climate scientists, not activists

imageListening to the Speech from the Throne Tuesday, one could be forgiven for thinking that the Conservatives were copying Stephane Dion’s leadership campaign tactics of 13 months ago. In Dion’s case, he took his climate change phraseology essentially verbatim from a David Suzuki report. In the case of the Harper government, they appear to have lifted most of their assertions from a wider selection of environmental groups, but the messages are equally unfounded nonethe-less.

First, the government tells us that “Threats to our environment are a clear and present danger that now confronts governments around the world.”

“Clear and present danger” is a popular phrase used by environmental activists when speaking about climate change, Al Gore-trained Desiree McGraw of Montreal and Ralph Torrie, whose company produces greenhouse gas emissions software, being typical examples.

By Tom Harris - Friday, October 19, 2007 - Full Story

Dry Cleaner Closing a Sad Legacy of Frivolous Lawsuits

LAWFUEL - The Legal Newswire—U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform President Lisa A. Rickard released the following statement on the Chung family’s decision to close Custom Cleaners as a result of Judge Roy Pearson’s $54 million lawsuit:

By Guest Column - Thursday, October 18, 2007 - Full Story

Best way to stop school shootings is abolish ‘Gun Free Zones’

While anti-gun organizations are demanding that Congress quickly pass new legislation in response to the Virginia Tech massacre, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms suggests another approach: Abolish the concept of “gun free zones.”

By CCRKBA - Thursday, October 18, 2007 - Full Story

Is Mars Dead. The Volcanoes will Tell

Mars has been the at the center of the attention spotlight of late, with the Mars rovers traversing its surface, NASA’s Mars Odyssey and Mars Global Surveyor, and the European Space Agency’s Mars Express missions operating from orbit. A team of scientists have collaborated to determine that, while at the moment Mars is a lifeless hunk of rock, the future may not be the same.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Thursday, October 18, 2007 - Full Story

Why would Gore want to be president

It has long been said that the United States is indeed a land of opportunity where anyone can grow up to be president. And when the country was within three years of its 200th anniversary, Gerald Ford came along and proved it. In the smallest landslide in history where he won no votes and carried no states, Gerald Ford was sworn in as the president of the United States. The fact that anyone “can” become president does not necessarily mean that everyone “wants” to be president.

By Arthur Weinreb - Thursday, October 18, 2007 - Full Story

Scandal rocks UN Sea Treaty Organization

The dramatic case, Sam-Thambiah against the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority, involves allegations of sexual harassment and pornography. One side charges “distortions and fabrications.” The other side alleges “mismanagement and irregularities.” What makes this case unique is that it involves the shadowy world of a U.N.-affiliated agency that the U.S. Senate is poised to provide with millions of dollars through ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

By Cliff Kincaid - Thursday, October 18, 2007 - Full Story

Republicans NOT Worried About ‘08

Even though every national poll shows Hillary Clinton running away with the 2008 Presidential election, Al Gore is busy racking up award after award, becoming more of an international leftist icon than ever before, and RNC front-runner Rudy Giuliani has peaked at only 32 percent support from Republican voters, Republicans still seem disinterested in the 2008 election.

By JB Williams - Thursday, October 18, 2007 - Full Story

A biting assessment of socialized medicine

Historian Will Durant wrote that first century Romans had access to dentistry, including “gold teeth, wired teeth, false teeth, bridgework, and plates.”  Many 21st century Englishmen probably wish they had it so good.

By Michael Bates - Thursday, October 18, 2007 - Full Story

Vote to Kill ‘Fairness Doctrine’ Forever Could Come up Today

In an effort to kill it forever, Representative Mike Pence (R-Ind.) is attempting to force a vote on the floor of the House today over the future of the so-called “Fairness Doctrine.” Pence already secured passage of the “Free Flow of Information Act” to protect the press and is now launching an effort to nix the ability of the executive branch from re-instituting the woefully unfair “Fairness Doctrine,” a relic from the 1980s that deserves to remain dead and buried.

By Warner Todd Huston - Thursday, October 18, 2007 - Full Story

The Keyes to Reno

Ambassador Alan Keyes addressed several hundred attendees of the Conservative Leadership Conference being held in Reno, Nevada on Friday night, October 12th. Ostensibly, he was there to explain why he was running for president of the United States but it soon became obvious that he was there far more for a cause separate from a simple run for the White House. Ambassador Keyes was there no less to rejuvenate the Republic and if mere passion could turn back the tide of anti-Constitutionalism, Alan Keyes would be the dynamo powering that effort.

By Warner Todd Huston - Thursday, October 18, 2007 - Full Story

Death of a Messenger

Don’t kill the messenger! You’ve heard that saying before and it has as much relevance today as in the past. Ages ago before the wondrous technologies for long distance communication were available; the means of sending messages between individuals over great distances fell to the responsibility of the humble messenger.

By Paul Ibbetson - Thursday, October 18, 2007 - Full Story

Dirty Talking

The two teenage girls in the seat behind me on the bus were discussing the shortcomings of their supervisor at the burger joint. “The bottom line is,” said one of them, without even trying to lower her voice, ” he’s a &%##@ son-of-a-#.”

By William Bedford - Thursday, October 18, 2007 - Full Story

Council Chooses Free Golf Over Spending Control

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today released a waste and perks report card for Toronto city councilors revealing that two-thirds of council get a failing grade including the mayor and the budget chief.

 

By Kevin Gaudet - Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - Full Story