Items of notes and interest from the web.
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The Socialist Pope and the Socialist President- May 29, 2015
A few days after Pope Francis recognized the “State of Palestine,” he honored the “Chairman of the Palestinian Authority” Mahmoud Abbas, in a ceremony at the Vatican, and called him “the Angel of Peace,” thus adding insult to injury. He also insulted History twice:
The Vortex—Ireland: Then and Now- May 28, 2015
Asking the locals about their faith and belief.
The heir apparent to the Obama legacy- May 28, 2015
Given what we know about Benghazi and the Clinton Foundation, how can 61% of voters trust Hillary?
Washington DC, start treating the American people with the respect they deserve- May 28, 2015
The real issue troubling Americans is not the Patriot Act. It is the distrust of the government handling and use of the information.
It’s time to shut down campus shouter-downers- May 28, 2015
MADISON, Wisconsin—With increasing frequency, especially on college campuses, speakers presenting unpopular views—or views unpopular with a vocal minority of the audience—are being disrupted or “shouted down” until they leave the stage. This has happened at my own campus and many others.
Queen’s Speech 2015: UK Energy Bill To Boost Oil And Gas Production- May 28, 2015
The UK aims to maximize domestic oil and gas production and curb the spread of onshore wind farms as the government leans toward maintaining energy security over cutting carbon emissions. The measures form part of an Energy Bill announced by Queen Elizabeth II in a speech to Parliament in London on Wednesday that outlines the first legislative program of Prime Minister David Cameron’s majority Conservative government.
Mud and straw homes could be answer for earthquake regions- May 27, 2015
Nepalese villagers now faced with massive rebuilding projects following the April 25 earthquake could benefit from the lessons learned by eco-minded builders in Israel’s Arava desert.
German Government In Crisis Over Escalating Cost Of Climate Policy- May 27, 2015
Germany’s economics minister Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) wants to levy penalty payments onto coal plants if they produce CO2 emissions above a certain threshold. Against this plan intense resistance is growing in Germany: Within the Christian Democrat, within industry and – for especially dangerous for Gabriel – within the trade unions.
Thank you, Judi- May 25, 2015
Thank you for the poignant comments and for remembering our Service men and women, God Bless you.
Absolutely not the time to be silent- May 23, 2015
There are many who believe we are quite probably living in the most dangerous time in world history.
End this Tyranny- May 23, 2015
Tyranny is defined in the Merriam Webster Dictionary as: cruel and unfair treatment by people with power over others; a government in which all power belongs to one person. Escaping the tyranny of a monarch was the reason America was founded. Our Declaration of Independence from another country, England, states: “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” Our forefathers fought a war to earn America’s freedom from tyranny.
India Won’t Shift Away From Coal, Minister Tells UN- May 22, 2015
India has told a high-level energy meeting here that it will not be fair to expect it to move away from coal to meet energy requirements of millions of Indians, underscoring that coal will continue to remain the “mainstay” of its energy needs for the “foreseeable future.”—Press Trust of India, 22 May 2015
Migrating golden eagles to be slaughtered in Ontario- May 22, 2015
In October/November each year, as snow covers their hunting grounds, golden eagles from Canada fly south to warmer climates in the United States. Those migrating from Northern Ontario and the western half of Quebec (all the way up to the Ungava Peninsula) must deal with a major obstacle: the Great Lakes.
Stop coddling minorities and blaming everyone else- May 21, 2015
Nine bikers dead in brawl in Waco, Texas, got much less coverage than Treyvon Martin, Michael Brown or Tony Robinson. Why? One can only speculate that bikers generate far less politically correct outrage than do young black men.
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The Alberta Disadvantage - Lessons for Wyoming- May 21, 2015
A Commentary by Maureen Bader, Wyoming Liberty Group
In Governor Mead’s 2015 supplemental budget, the governor called on the legislature to set up a reserve account for an industrial park, and the legislature complied with a $5 million appropriation. The idea comes from the Industrial Heartland in Alberta, Canada, an industrial park funded by the provincial and various local governments to attract oil and gas companies to the province.