Nature for Nature’s Sake

Nature for Nature's Sake, Alaska's ANWR region
Recently, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources debated Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski’sproposalto establish a competitive energy resource leasing and development program within a sliver of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) known as the 1002 area. In simple terms, the committee deliberated over the question should we drill.

Rather than asking,“Should we drill?” I submit that we ought to reframe the question and instead ask,“Why is a federal government ban on productive economic activity the status quo?”

My answer is that this prohibitive norm exists because our public discourse has been permeated by the idea that nonhuman life on earth has intrinsic value and that we as human beings have no moral right to affect it for our benefit.

By Institute for Energy Research - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

Ontario elementary school rankings, spotlights schools that overcome special needs challenges

Fraser Institute releases Ontario elementary school rankings, spotlights schools that overcome special needs challenges
TORONTO—The Fraser Institute’s Report Card on Ontario’s Elementary Schools—now in its 15th year—is out today.

This year’s Report Card—the go-to source for measuring academic performance—ranks more than 3,000 anglophone and francophone public and Catholic schools (and a small number of independent schools) based on nine academic indicators from results of annual province-wide reading, writing and math tests.

By Fraser Institute - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

Trump’s ‘Inclusive’ Jobs Boom

Jobs: With 228,000 jobs created in November, joblessness at a 17-year low of 4.1% and wages rising, it can no longer really be doubted: Donald Trump’s relentless focus on tax cuts, deregulation and draining the swamp is great for job growth.

Even some normally critical media now admit the economy’s underlying shift: “The American job market is the strongest it’s been in a decade, and arguably the strongest since 2000,” wrote The New York Times on Friday.—More…

By News on the Net -- Investors Business Daily- Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

DENTUREGATE: Joe Scarborough’s radical, dangerous behavior.

Journalists, even opinion journalists and commentators, have a responsibility to at a very minimum not misrepresent reality to their audience, particularly regarding the health and competence of the President of the United States.

Yesterday, using selective editing, spin, and poor production values, Joe Scarborough tried to mischaracterize a short episode where President Trump slurred his speech during the President’s Statement on Jerusalem.—More…

By News on the Net -- Media Equalizer- Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

Wall Supporters, Left-Wing Activists Clash at Border Rally

Clashes broke out at a rally held Saturday on Saturday supporting President Donald Trump’s border wall in Otay Mesa, California, as left-wing counter-protesters taunted them and chanted for amnesty for illegal aliens.

According to the local CBS affiliate:

The rumble ensued when a small group of counter-protestors started a chant from the rear of the gathering, apparently yelling “Racists go home!”—More…

By Breitbart News - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

Moore Accuser’s Former Lawyer’s Firm has Ties to Democrat Party

Moore Accuser's Former Lawyer's Firm has Ties to Democrat Party
Leigh Corfman, the main accuser of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, was, until recently, represented by a lawyer whose law firm has ties to the state’s Democrat Party.

Corfman, who has accused Moore of molesting her 38 years ago in 1979 when she was 14 years old, had been, until very recently, represented by K. Edward Sexton II, a partner in the law firm Gentle Turner Sexton and Harbison LLC.

Sexton’s Alabama law firm, located in Riverchase, an upscale section of the Birmingham suburb, Hoover, is known for mediating and administering multi-billion and multi-million dollar mass tort and class action cases.

By Jerry A. Kane - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

Media falsely discredit Trump as he confronts UN on Jerusalem

Media falsely discredit Trump as he confronts UN on Jerusalem
The media has discredited President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital -falsely claiming the President has reversed nearly seven decades of American foreign policy. Trump’s decision has pitted America squarely against the United Nations.

The New York Times led the pack declaring:

“President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy ...”

By David Singer - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

CNN: False Reporting is the New Normal

CNN: False Reporting is the New Normal
Remember when, under the presidency of Barack Obama, we were told that high unemployment rates and sluggish growth of the economy was the new normal?  We were told that there was nothing that could be done about it.  Two terms of the brilliant blind lashing out against the problems we faced as a nation by the messiah, Obama, could not fix it, so it could not be fixed.  Get used to it, misery is now life as we know it.

In less than a year under the Donald J. Trump administration’s efforts, the current 4.1% unemployment rate is the lowest we’ve seen in 17 years.  Unemployment claims have fallen to the lowest level in 43 years.  The economy has been improving at a rate greater than what was accomplished during any of the years Obama was president, and with tax cuts on the horizon, a sudden boost to the economy is ready to roar.

By Douglas V. Gibbs - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

CONFLICT OF INTEREST - The Mueller Investigation is Wholly Unlawful

CONFLICT OF INTEREST - The Mueller Investigation is Wholly Unlawful
The Collusion Case against Donald Trump and Family has collapsed.

The Obstruction Case against Donald Trump and Family has just begun.

The Department of Justice, Department of State and some of the intel agencies are corrupt to the core.

Their spokesmen speak every day on CNN.

Collusion has morphed into “Obstruction.” Which, incidentally, can mean anything or whatever one’s eye sees or whatever one’s mind wishes to think. A thought in this case can be obstruction of justice for one. For example, the thought that crossed President Trump’s mind about Comey’s activities and lies - that he and his associates deliberately and cynically “fixed” the Clinton Matter - is now turning out to be a factual reality. It is alone, among many others, more than enough to get Comey fired.

The same team that conspired to obstruct justice in the Clinton Matter by not doing their job and acting as accomplices are now in charge of investigating the Trump Matter. They are in the process of pinning their own crimes on their target.

By Andrew G. Benjamin - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

United Nations Mandates “Sustainable Tourism”

United Nations Mandates Sustainable Tourism
During my twenty-two visits to Venice, I saw and heard the frustration and disdain locals have for tourists. We were not just an imposition in their daily lives, crowding their beloved city, their favorite restaurants, water buses, museums, operas, blocking their narrow alleys, their canals, and often entrances to their apartments. We caused wakes with our huge cruise ships and further destruction to their already fragile buildings, infrastructure, and ecosystem.

But we were a necessary evil that helped many Venetians live off tourism. They complained about Americans who trekked yearly by millions to see La Serenissima, yet have allowed economic refugees to invade and take over their businesses. We were even blamed for their demographic suicide.

The group Italia Nostra (Our Italy) wants the Italian government to ban cruise ships in the harbor and to require large groups to book their visit ahead of time. Posters around the city make it abundantly clear that some residents do not welcome tourists at all. Academia predicts that “the native population could be zero as early as 2030.” Apparently cruise ship visitors increased five-fold and rents have increased accordingly, making it impossible for locals to afford a place in the city.

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

Keystone is anti-hydrocarbon zealotry in microcosm

Keystone is anti-hydrocarbon zealotry in microcosm

The Nebraska Public Service Commission (NPSC) recently voted to approve the state’s segment of the 1,200-mile Keystone XL Pipeline. While that would appear to allow construction to move forward, more obstacles loom before KXL can finally bring North Dakota and Canadian crude oil to Texas refineries.

Commissioners who voted against approval have raised objections, some landowners still object to the pipeline crossing their lands, other landowners were not aware that the new route will cross their properties, and environmentalists plan more lawsuits to stop TransCanada’s plans to finish Keystone.

By Paul Driessen - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

A Short History of the Arab/Israeli Conflict

A Short History of the Arab/Israeli Conflict
Like so much fake news today, there is ample disinformation being spread about Israel and the Arab/Israeli conflict. Much of it being spread by Islamists and the Democrat Party.

Many Islamic leaders deny the existence of an ancient Jewish Kingdom and a Jewish temple in Jerusalem…fake history.

Chris Mathews of the infamous MSNBC recently said that “crazy evangelical Christians in the South are uninformed about President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel because they have “mythical beliefs” about the ancient city…Because if you don’t give the Palestinians hope that they can have national integrity and have a capital where it should be, you’re going to have an unending problem.” Yes, we are going to have an unending problem, but not for the reasons they would like you to believe. In Mathews’ case, his ignorance of history is stunning.

By Ray DiLorenzo - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

The President is Making Promises Great Again

The President is Making Promises Great Again
By announcing that the United States would move our embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the historic city as the capital of Israel, President Donald Trump has once again delivered on a key campaign promise.

In his first year in office, President Trump has made it a refreshing habit to fulfill his pledges to the American people. Whether it is removing the United States from the odious trade deal known as the Trans Pacific Partnerships (TPP) or bowing out of the expensive and unfair Paris Climate Agreement, President Trump has been keeping true to the vows he made as a candidate. 

In the case of the Jerusalem decision, President Trump is acting with courage, while previous Presidents only made hollow campaign promises.

By Jeff Crouere - Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Full Story

Cops arrest robbery suspects after getaway car runs out of gas

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – Police say a getaway car ran out of gas after an armed robbery near Atlanta, leading to the speedy arrest of two suspects.

Gwinnett County police Cpl. Michele Pihera says 18-year-old Najee Logan and 21-year-old Justin Larry were charged with armed robbery after their arrest early Tuesday after officers found the car on empty.—More..

By News on the Net -- NY POST- Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Full Story

Department of Justice Blueprint for Fake Investigations

Department of Justice Blueprint for Fake Investigations
A National Review article, posted on December 4, 2017, written by former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, entitled “It Is Now an Obstruction Investigation: Which means that it’s an impeachment investigation,” affirmed what’s long been obvious to many.

The purpose of the Mueller investigation is not now, nor was it ever, to prove collusion between Russia and the Trump Presidential Campaign.  That stated purpose was, from Day 1, a red herring.
McCarthy fails to address the real motive behind the Mueller investigation.

By Lee Cary - Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Full Story

Buds on Mars

Buds on Mars

Can’t wait for having a cool Bud on Mars?

A commemorative replica of a 1475 beer-stein from Landshut, Germany, (height 7.5”). At that time, the numeral “four” was written as the upper half of the numeral “eight” as shown in the enlargement. Photos by the author.

Why not just take the next rocket to that holiday resort there? Sure, it’s a long journey but the vistas are breath-taking. In fact, not just the vistas, the atmosphere too!

By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser - Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Full Story

Everybody in the Media Knew

Everybody in the Media Knew
“Everybody f____g knew,” a top Hollywood screenwriter wrote of Harvey Weinstein. “Everybody knew” about Matt Lauer at NBC, Variety reports, and it “wasn’t even considered a secret.” “Every female in the press corps knew that, right, don’t get in elevator with him,” ABC’s Cokie Roberts said of Rep. Conyers.

Everybody knew.

The #MeToo sexual harassment scandals have hit CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, NPR, PBS, Vox, New Republic, Mother Jones. Forget Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose. They were just the talent. Their big decisions were limited to which hairpiece looked best in all three mirrors and which naïve intern to prey on this month. The heads of the men who actually make the news are rolling left and right.

By Daniel Greenfield - Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Full Story

Why Do We Give Christmas Gifts?

Why Do We Give Christmas Gifts?
The Christmas tradition of gift-giving is tied by many to the Wise Men who gave Jesus Frankincense, Gold, and Myrrh. Frankincense was a perfume used in Jewish rituals of worship. Gold was the symbol of Kings, and myrrh was a perfume used on dead bodies.

The historical Saint Nikolaos of Myra was a fourth century Greek Bishop of Lycia. He is said to have given secret gifts of coins to those who left their shoes outside, a practice celebrated on his feast day, St. Nicholas Day on December 6 in the West and December 19 in the East. He is the model for Santa Claus. The patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, children, brewers, pawnbrokers, and students, he is revered by Anglicans, Catholics, Lutherans, Orthodox, and by some Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches.

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh - Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Full Story

China Begins Cutting Off Exports to Cuba over Lack of Payment

China has begun cutting off key exports to Cuba after the communist-run island failed to deliver a series of payments, official statistics reveal.

According to latest figures, Chinese exports to Cuba have dropped by 29.8 percent to around $1 billion in 2017, a fall from the $1.8 billion dollars in 2016 and the $1.9 billion the year before.—More…

By Breitbart News - Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Full Story

Chinese Company Sues Venezuela over Failure to Pay Debt

One of China’s largest state-owned companies has filed a lawsuit against the Venezuelan state-run oil firm Petroleum of Venezuela (PDSVA) over their failure to pay their debt, the Financial Times first reported.

The oil and gas company Sinopec filed a lawsuit on November 27 in a Houston, Texas, federal court for $23.7 million plus interest and damages over Venezuela’s failure to pay half of a $43.5 million order for steel products, accusing the PDSVA of a “disingenuous nature [and] feigned promises to make full payment.”— More….

By Breitbart News - Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Full Story