Old Letters to the editor

Old Letters to the editor
Letters from before 2008.

By News on the Net - Sunday, July 17, 2016 - Full Story

President Trump Withdraws U.S. from Participation in Globalist Migration Compact

President Trump Withdraws U.S. from Participation in Globalist Migration Compact
The Trump administration has decided to withdraw from participation in the United Nations Global Compact on Migration, representing another significant departure from the global governance policies of the Obama administration. In September 2016, during the waning days of the Obama administration, the United States had joined with the other member states of the UN to adopt a “non-binding “political declaration, the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. They agreed to undertake negotiations towards a consensus on international norms by September 2018 to help guide member states’ immigration policies. U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in a recent statement, announcing U.S. withdrawal from participation in this globalist compact, that “our decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone. The global approach in the New York Declaration is simply not compatible with US sovereignty.”

By Joseph A. Klein - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Media claim Trump made ‘sexually suggestive’ tweet about Kirsten Gillibrand; he didn’t

Media claim Trump made 'sexually suggestive' tweet about Kirsten Gillibrand

In case you hadn’t heard or don’t care, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) yesterday called on President Trump to resign because a cavalcade of women has accused him of various baddities of a sexual nature. President Trump is not going to resign.

He is also, in classic Trump fashion, not going to take such a comment without responding. Anyone should have known that would happen, but it’s the way the media are characterizing the tweet that’s really worth nothing. According to them, Trump’s tweet about Gillibrand was sexually suggestive. If you can find a reference to anything sexual in the tweet, show me:

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders White House Press Briefing

By Right Side Broadcasting - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Trump signs directive returning us to the Moon, sending us to Mars ...and beyond

Trump signs directive returning us to the Moon, sending us to Mars ...and beyond
Are you like me? Do you love the space program? Are you baffled by the fact that we’ve spent 40 years going into repeated low-Earth orbits that, while certainly pretty and interesting, have - even according to some astronauts - failed to push the limits of human ability?

If you are, yesterday was potentially a big day. President Trump signed a directive that redirects NASA’s efforts - placing us on a path that will hopefully send astronauts back to the moon, to Mars, and beyond.

From NASA:

By Robert Laurie - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Trump’s domestic energy boom is lowering oil prices globally

Trump's domestic energy boom is lowering oil prices globally
There are actually people who think it’s a bad thing if oil prices drop, and this includes people in the American foreign policy establishment. They worry that low prices will “destabilize” (they use that word a lot) geopolitical structures and force the long-time status quo into question.

They’re half right. Low oil prices can do all of this. But where they’re wrong is in thinking it’s a bad thing.

Since taking office, one of President Trump’s most important policy decisions has been to take the shackles off U.S. domestic energy production, which we’ve told you before has had the effect of strengthening the U.S. position in global energy markets while lowering prices worldwide. Now we’re seeing another impact of this policy. Many of the bad actors of the world, who depended on artificially high oil prices to fund their regimes, are in a world of hurt:

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Motoring: Fiat Tipo Station Wagon

Motoring: Fiat Tipo Station Wagon
Design is becoming more thought provoking.

I notice this as I admire the new Fiat Tipo station wagon, parked on my driveway.

There’s barely a straight panel on it and that’s nothing to do with my driving! This has led me to cast my mind back to vehicles of the past. It seems that curves started to become fashionable in the ‘60s on the likes of the E-type Jaguar but many cars of that period were still boxy and this was the case right through to the ‘80s, even the ‘90s where straight lines still prevailed on the likes of the Vauxhall Cavalier. Of course this is a very general perception and there were exceptions to the rule such as TVR and the more specialist manufacturers. Over the next 20 years those straight lines were gradually rounded off, think of the Ford Granada and Vauxhall Omega. But we now live in a different era, one where manufacturers have gone back to the drawing board and created something that combines both straight lines and curves. The Fiat Tipo is a good example of this. The front wheel arches are a tasteful blend of slightly boxy curvaceousness which joins up with the equally well crafted bonnet. It looks chunkier from the side than head on. And it’s a good effect. This is offset by the two-tone 16-inch alloy wheels.

By Tim Saunders - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Preventing psoriasis with vanillin

Preventing psoriasis with vanillin
Small amounts of artificial vanilla extract, also known as vanillin, are in a wide range of products, from baked goods to perfumes. But vanillin’s versatility doesn’t stop there. In a recent mouse study reported in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers report that this compound could also prevent or reduce psoriatic skin inflammation.

By American Chemical Society - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Bioelectronic ‘nose’ can detect food spoilage by sensing the smell of death

Bioelectronic 'nose' can detect food spoilage by sensing the smell of death, cadaverine
Strong odors are an indicator that food has gone bad, but there could soon be a new way to sniff foul smells earlier on. As reported in ACS Nano, researchers have developed a bioelectronic “nose” that can specifically detect a key decay compound at low levels, enabling people to potentially take action before the stink spreads. It can detect rotting food, as well as be used to help find victims of natural disasters or crimes.

By American Chemical Society - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

‘Stressed out’ cocoa trees could produce more flavorful chocolate

'Stressed out' cocoa trees could produce more flavorful chocolate
Most people agree that chocolate tastes great, but is there a way to make it taste even better? Perhaps, according to scientists who looked at different conditions that can put a strain on cocoa trees. Reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, they say that although the agricultural method used to grow cocoa trees doesn’t matter that much, the specific weather conditions do.

By American Chemical Society - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Why do some people hate cilantro? (video)

WASHINGTON — Cilantro is a popular seasoning, adding flavor to tacos and noodle dishes across the globe. But to some people, it just tastes like soap. What’s going on here? Reactions explains why some people can’t help their cilantro-phobia. Hint: their repulsion has to do with genetics.

 

By American Chemical Society - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Cielo Waste Solutions Inc. (CSE:CMC) Update

Cielo Waste Solutions Inc

Despite decades of educating North Americans on the benefits of recycling, plus cutting-edge technologies that sort and recycle everything from tires to table scraps, billions of tonnes of garbage continue to be dumped into landfills and into our oceans every year.

What is abundantly clear is that a trifecta of problems—ever increasing fossil fuel emissions, less room for landfills and more and more waste being generated on a global scale - is currently an insurmountable problem. But what if a solution could be invented that turns landfill waste into clean fuel, thereby solving all three problems at once?

By Rick Mills - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

The Chain-Migrant Manhattan Bomber

The Chain-Migrant Manhattan Bomber
A would-be Muslim suicide bomber’s attempt to kill morning rush hour commuters in Manhattan yesterday is throwing much-needed light on our disastrous “chain migration” immigration system that admits foreigners based merely on family connections.

Around 7:20 Monday morning what police called “an improvised, low-tech” pipe-bomb style device detonated prematurely while strapped to the body of jihadist immigrant and Brooklyn resident Akayed Ullah, 27, in a subway passageway between Times Square and the Port Authority, a massive bus terminal, in Manhattan. Another unexploded device was found on his person. As a result of the wardrobe malfunction, the bungling would-be bomber suffered serious burns and innocent lives were saved. Three or possibly four bystanders were injured but their wounds were not deemed life-threatening.

In 2011 Ullah lawfully moved to the United States from Bangladesh with an F-43 family immigrant visa, according to the White House. About 70 percent of new immigration to the U.S. is chain migration.


DOJ demotes official who concealed his meetings with Fusion GPS, where oh by the way his wife worked

 Bruce Ohr
How much worse is this going to get? And not for President Trump. With each passing day it seems the FBI, the Justice Department and the Mueller investigative team has more to answer for, and fewer answers to offer for their inappropriate actions, bias and stonewalling.

Remember, the big question is this: Did the FBI (which is part of the Justice Department) use the fake Trump dossier compiled by Fusion GPS, and paid for by the Clinton campaign, to convince the FISA court to approve wiretaps on Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Carter Page? If so, then you had a Democrat administration spying on a Republican campaign team, having used the legal system under false pretenses to gain permission to do so. It’s exactly what Richard Nixon tried to do to the McGovern campaign in 1972, but accomplished with a FISA application full of falsehoods instead of with a break-in.

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

College enlists Care Bears to comfort stressed-out students

A dorm display at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is using Care Bears to help students who feel “grumpy or stressed.”

“Feeling grumpy or stressed? Let the Care Bears help!” the display states above a large, hand-drawn rainbow adorned with bit of advice for students.— More…

By Campus Reform - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

5 early-stage lithium plays to capitalize on exploding EV growth

5 early-stage lithium plays to capitalize on exploding EV growth
Lithium has been touted as the energy metal of the future due to the renaissance of electric vehicles (EVs), which depend on lithium for their lithium-ion battery packs.

For the past two years the silvery-white metal has been a darling of the junior mining investment space, and for good reason. Speculation of a lithium shortage, led by Tesla which is helping to drive demand for EVs, albeit models out of the price range of most North Americans, almost tripled the price of lithium carbonate to over $20,000 a ton in 10 months. The burgeoning energy storage market for intermittent wind and solar power is also poised to become a major demand driver for lithium.

Battery makers are certainly going to need more mines to keep up with demand, and lithium miners will have to build them quicker than anyone ever thought.

By Rick Mills - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

CNN does hard-hitting ‘news’ segment: What 12 Diet Cokes look like when lined up in a row

CNN does hard-hitting 'news' segment designed to teach you what 12 Diet Cokes look like when lined up in a row

The low brow comedians journalists at CNN care about one thing, and one thing only: The Truth with a capital “T.”  Oh sure, they have to reset their “days without a retraction” sign pretty much every single morning, but they still steadfastly maintain that they are “real news” done without bias. Fox and MSNBC?  That’s where you’ll find bias. At CNN it’s “just the facts” morning, noon, and night.

Of course, that’s laughable.  The Clinton News Network’s bias has been on display - like a baboon ‘presenting’ to a potential mate - since the channel first appeared in the 80’s. No one, and by that I mean no one over the age of four, really believes it’s unbiased anymore.

By Robert Laurie - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Abortionist Caught With 14 Containers of Aborted Babies in His Car Just Gets a Small Fine

“Trunk Abortionist” Michael Arthur Roth is getting off easy for one of the many felonies he has been charged with by officials in the state of Michigan.

Roth faced a trial in November for criminal charges related to a September 2015, traffic accident in which he struck and critically injured a special needs child with his car. When police impounded his vehicle as part of their investigation into the accident, they discovered aborted baby remains along with abortion equipment and drugs he had stolen from his employer, Angel A. Ojeda, an abortionist who operates Eastland Women’s Clinic in Eastpointe.—More…

By News on the Net -- LifeNews- Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Ed Lee, San Francisco mayor and ‘sanctuary city’ proponent, dead at 65

Ed Lee, San Francisco’s 43rd mayor, died early Tuesday at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, his office confirmed. He was 65.

Appointed mayor by the Board of Supervisors in 2011 to replace Mayor Gavin Newsom, Lee won reelection in 2015. Lee was known as a major supporter of San Francisco’s controversial “sanctuary city” policy, which became a major news and political story in particular during the last two years of Lee’s tenure after the death of Kate Steinle at the hands of a five-time deportee.—More…

By Fox News - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Announcing Launch of ‘Christian Civil Rights Watch’

Colorado Springs, CO – Today, Matt Barber, former Associate Dean of Liberty University School of Law and former VP of Liberty Counsel Action, announced the launch of a new, principled and aggressive Christian legal/public policy organization; Christian Civil Rights Watch (CCRW).

Christian Civil Rights Watch is a group of Christian legal watchmen who educate, communicate and, where necessary, litigate. CCRW will proactively fight to restore justice for faithful Bible believers’ Constitutionally protected civil rights. The organization aims to fulfill the mandate of God’s word to leave a legacy of religious free exercise for current and future generations of Christ followers.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story