November, 2012

Green Biofuels Vote Proves Senate Not Serious about Budget or Security

All of Washington’s politicians seem caught up in the latest crisis of the moment—the so-called “fiscal cliff” that threatens most Americans with huge tax increases as well as significant cuts in spending. On the spending side, many are concerned because the Department of Defense is targeted for one half of all the cuts in expenditures. But that didn’t stop the U.S. Senate in a bipartisan fashion from flushing taxpayer dollars out the afterburner by agreeing to allow the Defense Department during this time of crisis to continue their absurd green energy program that wastes money on such things as $27 per gallon biofuel.

By Institute for Energy Research - Friday, November 30, 2012 - Full Story

Is Obama Fowling Up Domestic Energy Production?

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Institute for Energy Research responded to today’s announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that the agency will consider the lesser prairie-chicken as a “threatened” species under the Endangered Species Act. According to FWS, the action is a part of a “comprehensive, court-approved agreement” to address “habitat loss, fragmentation, modification, and degradation within the species’ range.” Additionally, the agency noted that “land uses related to wind energy and transmission . . . present conservation challenges for the lesser prairie-chicken.” The areas affected by the action include major energy producing regions in West Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado.

By Institute for Energy Research - Friday, November 30, 2012 - Full Story

Global Governance: Pushing the Normal

Bill Gertz, a preeminent writer on matters of national intelligence, reported the following in the Washington Free Beacon on November 29, 2012, in his article Free Internet Under Fire:

By Sandy Stringfellow - Friday, November 30, 2012 - Full Story

Hundreds participate in Springfield Nativity Scene Committee’s 5th annual Opening Day Ceremony

Springfield, IL – On Tuesday, November 27th, the Springfield Nativity Scene Committee (SNSC) held its fifth annual opening day celebration in the Illinois State Capitol Rotunda.  In 2008, the SNSC made history when the first ever Nativity Scene was put on display in the Illinois Capitol next to the Governor’s “Holiday” tree.  Mississippi also displays a Nativity Scene.

By News on the Net - Friday, November 30, 2012 - Full Story

Adobe Acrobat embraces the Cloud

Ever notice how some product names also become nouns or verbs that describe the generic market of what the products represent? Kleenex, for example – few people say “could I have a facial tissue, please?” – or to “Google” something (instead of “search for”).

By Jim Bray - Friday, November 30, 2012 - Full Story

New Solar Power Means Higher Hydro Bills

NORTH BAY – Liberal plans to add more solar power to Ontario’s power grid will only add to the hydro bills of Ontario families and businesses, PC Energy Critic and Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli said today.

By Guest Column Clint Thomas- Friday, November 30, 2012 - Full Story

Inhofe: FWS Proposed ‘Threatened’ Listing on Lesser Prairie Chicken Good News for Oklahoma

Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today said that Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) decision to propose a ‘threatened’ listing for the Lesser Prairie Chicken under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is great news for Oklahoma because it provides a crucial step towards achieving a ‘not-warranted’ decision in the coming months.  FWS Director Dan Ashe contacted Senator Inhofe this morning to deliver the news; he explained that before the listing is final, there is “still a good chance we can get to a ‘not warranted’ decision” due to the successful voluntary efforts put forth by Oklahoma stakeholders to preserve the species.  Director Ashe also committed to holding a hearing on the decision in Woodward, Oklahoma on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the High Plains Technology Center.

By EPW Blog - Friday, November 30, 2012 - Full Story

US Power Grid Vulnerable to Just About Everything

As Washington hunts ill-defined al-Qaeda groups in the Middle East and Africa, and concerns itself with Iran’s eventual nuclear potential, it has a much more pressing problem at home: Its energy grid is vulnerable to anyone with basic weapons and know-how.

By Guest Column Jen Alic of Friday, November 30, 2012 - Full Story

Veterans funerals and burials issue still not addressed

Ottawa, ON – 29 November, 2012 – Canada’s Veterans deserve proper compensation and the financial support that recognizes the significant contribution they have made to the peace and stability of this country. What are they getting from the Federal Government? Inaction on several fronts; a program called “Cutting the Red Tape” that is plagued by dull scissors; no specifics on how or when proper funding will be reinstated to cover funeral and burial costs for the most needy of Veterans.

By Guest Column Bruce Poulin at Dominion Command, The Royal Canadian Legion- Friday, November 30, 2012 - Full Story

What U.N. Recognition of Palestine Really Means

This article by Anne Bayefsky appears on National Review Online.

To comprehend what went down at the U.N. on Thursday when the Palestinians were given “non-member observer state status” by a vote of 138 for, 9 against, and 41 abstentions, consider these statements made in New York over the course of the day:

By News on the Net Anne Bayefsky- Friday, November 30, 2012 - Full Story

CUPW Goes Postal with Taxpayer Dollars

B’nai Brith Canada is outraged by the Canadian Postal Workers Union (CUPW) misusing taxpayer dollars to single out the Jewish state of Israel for contempt and hatred. The Jewish human rights organization decried the abuse of taxpayer funds to send CUPW members to an anti-Israel propaganda forum in Brazil focusing on boycotting the Jewish state. The union has indicated that it is using money given to it as part of its collective agreement with Canada Post which was earmarked exclusively for solidarity projects with other postal unions.

By B’nai Brith Sam Eskenasi- Friday, November 30, 2012 - Full Story

Working the core

When you consider the title the first thing in most people’s minds would be a groan and a statement similar to “oh no, what the heck does Sarge know about Pilates?” They’d be correct in their questioning my accumulated knowledge concerning an exercise regimen I consider demonic in its inception, draconian in its explanations as to how we’re supposed to get my post-middle-aged bulk into such weird positions and utterly worthless because of its difficulty for lazy old critters such as myself to accomplish. This has nothing to do with exercise unless it’s dealing with the spiritual expansion of the individual.

Benghazi: Behind the scenes (Part II)

Author’s note: This is part two of a multi-part interview with a government insider intimately familiar with the events that took place in Benghazi. It is important to note that the information contained in this series was developed from interviews that spanned over 100 hours. In this part, the insider provides information about the events of the attack and the continuation of the cover-up at the highest levels of our government. (For Part I, please click here).

By Doug Hagmann - Friday, November 30, 2012 - Full Story

National Debt Is Still the Biggest Threat to Our National Security

“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily a power to destroy, because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.” – John Marshall

Americans are in denial about the simple fact that our national debt is the biggest threat to our national security. National debt grew exponentially from Washington’s profligate deficit spending, recessions, and wars.

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh - Friday, November 30, 2012 - Full Story

Exclusive: Obama White House Threatens to veto 2013 NDAA if Gitmo is not closed

There’s a showdown happening in Washington and it could get very ugly soon. Will President Barack Obama’s first-term promise to close down Guantánamo Bay and bring Gitmo detainees to the U.S become a reality or will the Republicans with the support of some Democrats block the Obama administration again?

By Marinka Peschmann - Friday, November 30, 2012 - Full Story

The way out of ObamaNation is the collapse of Agenda 21

As dominant as he is in our worries and thoughts,  the man they call Barack Hussein Obama is not the most important Agent of Change in daily life.  Deliberately flamboyant by design, he’s only the most noticeable one.

By Judi McLeod - Friday, November 30, 2012 - Full Story

Is a Good, Old-Fashioned Purge in Order for the GOP?

On November 19, Pravda’s Xavier Lerma wrote an article asserting that President (I use the term loosely) Barack Obama had been re-elected “by an illiterate society.” Some conservatives have been wont to dismiss and ridicule some of the dead-on assessments of the former Soviet newspaper since it was once in fact a Soviet newspaper.

By Erik Rush - Friday, November 30, 2012 - Full Story

How the West was Lost

How The West Was Lost: A black & white,  never-ending obnoxious play for our times, narrated by an empty chair.

Starring:  the no-darned-good, the always bad and the downright ugly: Barry Bamster, the Cabbage Caboose Mooch, brains of the operation Jagged Jared, with mouthy sidekick the Teleprompter Kid, the Bamster’s gang The Freeloaders, et al.

By Canada Free Press - Friday, November 30, 2012 - Full Story