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  • Climate Models Run Too Hot: Settled Science Again

    09/22/2017 10:18:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer
    Reason ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Ronald Bailey
    Climate computer model projections of future man-made warming due to human emissions of carbon dioxide are running too hot, says a fascinating new study in Nature Geoscience. Consequently, researchers reckon that humanity has more time to prevent dangerous future climate change than had been suggested earlier by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This is really good news. This new article shows that climate science is not yet "settled science." Of course, this is just one article among many thousands addressing aspects of man-made climate change. While its authors are members in good standing in the climate science...
  • COULD the world come to an end?

    09/22/2017 10:17:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Fox News. com ^ | September 22, 2017 | Billy Hallowell
    The Bible is more than clear in its theological claim that Jesus Christ will return to Earth at an undisclosed, future time. In fact, that belief is a central hallmark of the Christian faith. And the latter point about the timing is essential to highlight, as scripture makes it clear that no one knows exactly when the so-called “second coming” will unfold. Yet, once again, here we are with some Christians setting a specific date — September 23, 2017 — for the purported fulfillment of certain prophetic signs or events. It seems bizarre, considering that the Bible repeatedly and clearly...
  • Protesters interrupt ex-FBI Director James Comey's address at Howard University

    09/22/2017 10:14:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 22, 2017 | Kelly Cohen
    Comey, who led the FBI from 2013 to 2017, was hired by Howard University to be a guest lecturer on five separate topics yet to be announced. . . Protesters also gathered outside Cramton Auditorium, where Comey was speaking. Students are chanting "Get out James Comey, you aint my Homey"
  • Global Warming: Who Are The Deniers Now?

    09/22/2017 10:11:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 22, 2017 | Editorial
    Climate Change: Global warming is "settled science," we hear all the time. Those who reject that idea are "deniers." But as new evidence trickles out from peer-reviewed science studies, the legs beneath the climate change hypothesis — that the earth was doing just fine until carbon-dioxide spewing human beings came along — is increasingly wobbly. A new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience purports to support action by global governments to reduce carbon dioxide output in order to lower potential global warming over the next 100 years or so. But what it really does is undercut virtually every modern...
  • Dogs' Love of Man Isn't Just a Con Job

    09/22/2017 10:02:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    One of my favorite kinds of news stories is the report of a new scientific study that verifies the obvious. You've seen them. New research finds that heterosexual men are attracted to very attractive women. Evidence collected by wildlife researchers has confirmed that bears really do use the woods as toilets. But some research that corroborates the obvious is exciting because some people refuse to accept the obvious. Which brings me to the work of Dr. Gregory Berns, a neuroscientist at Emory University and the author of "What It's Like to Be a Dog." Berns has, from what I can...
  • An Overwrought Hatefest at the Emmy Awards

    09/22/2017 9:43:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    The latest telecast of the Emmy Awards on CBS drew the second-lowest audience ever, just 11.4 million, and that is no surprise. This show could not have been more predictable, quickly devolving into a boorish hourslong festival of Trump bashing and Hillary mourning. Awards shows used to be blockbusters for TV. But in the Age of Trump, they're becoming screaming political spectacles, like the infamous funeral/pep rally for Sen. Paul Wellstone in 2002. The red-state audience knows it's going to be a leftist hootenanny attack on conservatives all night long. Why put up with it? So they don't bother. Naturally,...
  • hospital crisis killing rural communities

    09/22/2017 9:39:57 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 11 replies
    Georgia Health News ^ | 9-22-2017 | HuffPost-Lauren Weber, GHN's Andy Miller
    GLENWOOD,GA ― If you want to watch a rural community die, kill its hospital. After the Lower Oconee Community Hospital shut down in June 2014, other mainstays of the community followed. The bank and the pharmacy in the small town of Glenwood shuttered. Then the only grocery store in all of Wheeler County closed in the middle of August this year. On Glenwood’s main street, building after building is now for sale, closing, falling apart or infested with weeds growing through the foundation’s cracks. Opportunity has been dying in Wheeler County for the last 20 years. Agriculture was once the...
  • Apple Fans Missing For iPhone 8 Release Day

    09/22/2017 9:29:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    CBS - LA ^ | September 22, 2017 7:43 AM | Staff
    PASADENA (CBSLA) — There was something missing at Pasadena’s Apple Store for the Friday release of the iPhone 8 – a line of eager fans. Previous releases of the iPhone attracted hundreds of Apple fans waiting in the early morning hours at several stores across Southern California. The Apple Store has a ticketing system, but that never stopped eager iPhone fans from camping out overnight. But on Friday morning, all was quiet on Colorado Boulevard, except for employees inside the store handing out tickets. STORY: Apple Unveils 3 New iPhone Models The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus touts new features...
  • NFL STADIUM HALF EMPTY Stadium 1/2 Empty For Thursday Night Football (The Kaepernick Effect)

    09/22/2017 8:59:02 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 89 replies
    The San Francisco 49ers Thursday night game against the Los Angeles Rams kicked off in front of a nearly empty stadium. Los Angeles Times reporter Lindsey Thiry tweeted a photo at the time of kickoff, which showed thousands of open seats. In fact, most sections in the photo have more empty seats than fans. Thursday night football. Time for kickoff. pic.twitter.com/SinMLDH6AD ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported that 63,500 tickets had been sold for the game, but of course, simply selling a ticket doesn’t mean the buyer will actually show up to the game. It’s hard to believe there are more than...
  • Trump’s Warning: An AT&T/Time Warner Merger, Dangerous

    09/22/2017 8:48:04 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 6 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 21, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    (Snip) Unfortunately, the power of these biased corporate media giants may only get more powerful under the pending mega-merger of AT&T and CNN’s parent company, Time Warner. President Trump said last year that this deal would put “too much concentration of power in the hands of too few” and promised to block it; yet there’s been dangerously little attention paid to a corporate marriage that would make two massive global media conglomerates even bigger.  Grassroots conservatives remain hopeful that President Trump remembers his campaign pledge to stop this deal. (Snip) These companies already have tremendous power and influence – and a combination...
  • Poll: High Rates Of U.S. College Students Support Violence, Shouting To Stop Free Speech

    09/22/2017 8:41:10 AM PDT · by Mafe · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 22, 2017 | Joy Pullmann
    It’s not just crazy places like the University of California at Berkeley where surprisingly large numbers of U.S. college students believe that violence and shouting are acceptable methods to prevent people from saying things. Fifty-one percent of all U.S. college students believe shouting is an acceptable response to free speech, and one in five (19 percent) believe violence is an acceptable response, according to results from a national survey of 1,500 students in 49 states and DC. Fifty-three percent of survey respondents said colleges should “create a positive learning environment for all students by prohibiting certain speech or expression of...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute

    09/22/2017 8:35:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    msn.com ^ | 9/22/17 | Ass Press
    Who's right — President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None has really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill. But of the three, the TV guy is the hardest to refute.
  • The Deranged Origin of Multiculturalism

    09/22/2017 8:27:28 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 17 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 9/22/17 | Christopher DeGroot
    The DACA issue compels us to confront our time’s either-or: patriotism or multiculturalism? We can’t have it both ways; which shall it be? Though it would have been unthinkable at any other period in history, most of the intellectual class chooses multiculturalism. Their preference, that is to say, is not for the interests of their own country, but for those of non-Americans. This is bizarre, for while patriotism, like so much else in human affairs, is a mixed thing—often crossing over into a crass and dangerous nationalism, for example—it does refer to actual practices and customs, embodied values whereby people...
  • 'Gender Unicorn' replaces 'Genderbread Person' on campuses

    09/22/2017 8:27:06 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 10 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 9.21.17 | Michael Gunter
    In place of the once-illustrious “Genderbread Person,” an organization has popularized a “Gender Unicorn” now making its way around campuses across the country.
  • Stop debating liberals -- it doesn't work

    09/22/2017 8:18:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/22/2017 | Mason Weaver
    Saint Louis is engulfed in civil disobedience, marching and window breaking. Just three years after Michael Brown’s death by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, the city is once again the center of racial division in America. The details of the case did not affect the rioters. The facts of the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, 24, does not matter to the participants of the civil unrest. I had a speaking engagement in the Saint Louis area the afternoon of the verdict. I knew there would be trouble and even warned my attendees to be careful going home. But...
  • After Declaring Bill Clinton Off Limits, CNN Targets Judge Roy Moore’s Wife

    09/22/2017 7:35:26 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Sep 2017 | John Nolte
    In the heat of the 2016 presidential campaign, the leftwing cable news network CNN famously declared that the many sins of former-president Bill Clinton, spouse of then-Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton, were off limits. CNN even went so far as to cut the microphone of a guest who brought the former president up. Today, this very same CNN is targeting the wife of Alabama US senate candidate Judge Roy Moore. Some 15 years ago, the Republican Moore founded an organization called The Foundation for Moral Law. Nearly two years ago, on its Facebook page, the organization shared a video that suggested...
  • Trump may add up to 9 more countries to travel ban, but with less severe restrictions: Report

    09/22/2017 7:28:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 22, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    The Trump administration is getting ready to add countries to its list of six nations whose citizens are banned from traveling to the U.S. due to national security concerns, according to a report Friday morning. The Department of Homeland Security proposal would go into effect Sunday, the expiration of the 90-day travel ban against select countries in the Middle East and North Africa. DHS recently flagged 17 unspecified nations that have failed to meet U.S. standards for screening travelers and ignored other government mandates. About half of those countries made changes to be more in line with U.S. security standards,...
  • Traditional Values Are White Supremacy?

    09/22/2017 6:18:09 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 17 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 09-22-17 | David Limbaugh
    Does the political left — which dominates the mainstream media, Hollywood, academia and the Democratic Party — really believe its ubiquitous charges of racism against conservatives, or are they a sick ploy to discredit, ruin and defeat its political opponents? During President Obama’s tenure, a conservative could hardly oppose Obama on policy grounds without being accused of racism. It didn’t matter that conservatives had fought Hillary Clinton’s health care plan in the ‘90s because they opposed socialized medicine. It didn’t matter that they had opposed Bill Clinton’s tax hikes. Their opposition to Obamacare and Obama’s proposed tax increases had to...
  • Livid Woman Screams About Veteran’s Service Dog In Delaware Restaurant

    09/22/2017 5:28:27 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 85 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 22 SEP 2017 | N/A
    A video of a woman screaming about a veteran’s service dog being inside a Delaware restaurant has caught the attention of the internet. It happened at Kathy’s Crab House in Delaware City. The unidentified woman was filmed screaming about how disgusting she thought it was that an animal was inside the eatery.
  • Inside the Madness at Evergreen State

    09/22/2017 5:02:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 21, 2017 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Biology professor Bret Weinstein has settled his lawsuit against Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. Mr. Weinstein became a pariah last spring when he criticized an officially sanctioned “Day of Absence” during which white people were asked to stay away from campus. He and his wife, anthropology professor Heather Heying, alleged that Evergreen “has permitted, cultivated, and perpetuated a racially hostile and retaliatory work environment.” They claimed administrators failed to protect them from “repeated provocative and corrosive verbal and written hostility based on race, as well as threats of physical violence.” Last week the university announced it would pay $500,000...