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

Planned Parenthood Uses Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Lutheran and Episcopal Labels to Push Fundrais

Trying to claim the moral high ground, the abortion chain Planned Parenthood created a new social media campaign this week to make it look like it receives a lot of religious support.

In essence, the abortion group is saying: “Look! We’re a great cause. Religious people support us, and you should, too!”—More…

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

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

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.

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

Narcissist Gov. Jerry Brown’s Diversions From Responsibility

Narcissist Gov. Jerry Brown's Diversions From Responsibility

All Hell is breaking loose in California as residents are being burned out of their homes, neighborhoods and businesses, while Gov. Jerry Brown is jetting around the world spouting climate change propaganda. He calls this California’s ‘new normal.’ “With climate change, some scientists are saying Southern California is literally burning up, and burning up as maybe a metaphor or a description not just to the fires right here, but what we can expect over the next years and decades,” Brown said.

I say ‘propaganda’ because Brown loves to cloak himself in false religiosity (ironic as a seminary drop-out) for the purpose of manipulation. And obfuscation. And diversion.

While speaking at a summit of mayors at the Vatican in 2015, Brown pontificated that the world may have “gone over the edge” on global warming. “We’re talking about extinction,” Brown said. I’m assuming Brown and his entourage didn’t fly to Rome, or Paris, or Brussels, or China on solar powered planes.

By Katy Grimes - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

78th Anniversary of ‘Gone with the Wind’ premiere

78th Anniversary of 'Gone with the Wind' premiere
The clock was turned back in Atlanta, Georgia for the World Premiere of Gone with the Wind at the Loews Grand Theater on Peachtree Street. The beautiful theater was sadly destroyed by fire in 1978 but many folks still remember when Hollywood came to Atlanta to celebrate that wonderful movie and Atlanta’s own author Margaret Mitchell whose book about Scarlett O’Hara, the Southern people and the War Between the States would be read by millions around the world and be made into an exciting motion picture that has become a great classic.

Do you remember when a movie premiere was a red carpet affair of excitement when you could take your family to the picture show without worrying about the language or sexual content of the film?

‘Gone with the Wind’  had its grand premiere during the Christmas Season of 1939, just 74 years after the end of the “War Between the States” and Sunday December 15, 2017 marks the 78th anniversary of that wonderful-classic movie that opens with:

By Calvin E. Johnson Jr. - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

Spread the swamp? Trump administration wants to move government offices out of Washington

Amid the talk of draining swamps, restoring political might to blue-collar America and turning off the spigot of taxpayer cash that showers Washington, a familiar battle cry is ricocheting through this city: Move the bureaucrats out.

It has the ring of a Trumpian fantasy. Dislodge arms of the federal government from Washington and reattach them in faraway places, spreading the wealth generated by these well-paid agency workforces and forcing senior bureaucrats to face the people they affect.—More…

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

DOJ Appeals Military “Transgender” Ruling

DOJ Appeals Military Transgender Ruling
WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed an appeal in a D.C. federal appeals court after the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said the military must begin accepting so-called “transgender” recruits on January 1, despite opposition from President Trump and the Pentagon.

The DOJ is currently reviewing the legal options to ensure that the president’s directive can be implemented. The Pentagon, under the direction of former President Obama, had originally set the January 1 deadline before President Trump declared a ban on all “transgender” military personnel earlier this year.

By Liberty Counsel - 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’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

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