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  • Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

    04/30/2016 6:36:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 88 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4/30/16 | AP
    The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94. Berrigan died at Murray-Weigel Hall, a Jesuit health care community in New York City after a "long illness," according to Michael Benigno, a spokesman for the Jesuits USA Northeast Province. "He died peacefully," Benigno said.
  • EPA Refuses to Pay Damages for Its Toxic Spill [semi-satire]

    05/01/2016 10:40:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Colorado Republicans blasted the EPA after an agency official refused to cover the full cost of damages done by the EPA’s release of toxic sludge from the Gold King Mine last August contaminated water supplies in Colorado and New Mexico after spreading from the Animas River to the San Juan River. EPA official Bill Murray explained that “people need to understand that when we took responsibility for the spill we were making a moral statement, not agreeing to compensate anyone for any injuries suffered. The government has ‘sovereign immunity’ and cannot be held liable without its consent. Obviously, we are...
  • Human Extinction Isn't That Unlikely

    04/30/2016 2:25:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | ROBINSON MEYER
    “A typical person is more than five times as likely to die in an extinction event as in a car crash,” says a new report.Nuclear war. Climate change. Pandemics that kill tens of millions. These are the most viable threats to globally organized civilization. They’re the stuff of nightmares and blockbusters—but unlike sea monsters or zombie viruses, they’re real, part of the calculus that political leaders consider everyday. And according to a new report from the U.K.-based Global Challenges Foundation, they’re much more likely than we might think. In its annual report on “global catastrophic risk,” the nonprofit debuted a...
  • The EPA Stashes BILLIONS In Slush Fund-Like Accounts

    04/30/2016 8:12:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/30/2016 | Ethan Barton
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials have accumulated at least $6.3 billion in more than 1,300 obscure spending accounts akin to slush funds that are essentially beyond congressional, media and public scrutiny. The accounts – which were created through EPA’s Superfund program – are not technically secret because the agency officially acknowledges their existence. But getting concrete details about deposits and expenditures is extremely difficult. The EPA deposited more than $6.3 billion into an estimated 1,308 special accounts between 1990 and 2015, according to the agency’s website, and has spent more than half of the total. The agency doesn’t publicly report...
  • The True Deniers(Glow bull warming questions)

    04/30/2016 6:51:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/30/2016 | Anthony Bright-Paul
    Here are some questions for the man-made or Anthropogenic Global Warmers. Since I have taken up the cudgels on various Facebook pages I am screamed at by numerous sycophants who declare that I am a simpleton and totally ignorant. I confess! But here are some questions for the man-made Global Warmers:
  • Who is Pope Francis Really?

    04/30/2016 7:04:01 AM PDT · by detective · 52 replies
    Righton ^ | April 29, 2016 | Guillaume Faye:
    Pope Francis' rhetoric of shame is directed exclusively, and in a suicidal manner, against the European civilisation and ethnicity, and threatens to cause a schism in Catholicism. In the name of Christian charity, Pope Francis has gotten the world used to approving and encouraging the idea of a home for all ‘migrants’, including Muslims, the colonisers of Europe. None of his predecessors had dared to risk such an exercise. On the island of Lampedusa, he engaged in ridiculous demonstrations of empathy towards illegals, blaming the unjustly accused Europeans of selfishness. But then, he went even further with his symbolic actions...
  • New ad rips Cruz and Trump as “dangerous” on climate change

    04/29/2016 7:24:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2016 | Joe Garofoli
    Not only will Burlingame be the center of the Republican political universe for three days starting Friday, when White House presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich speak at the state Republican Convention, but some Democrats are taking advantage of the media spotlight shining on California, too. Billionaire San Francisco environmental activist Tom Steyer launched an 30-second ad Thursday ripping Cruz and Trump for their dubious attitudes toward climate change and urging people to vote against them. On Monday, the former hedge fund manager has announced his NextGen Climate Action super PAC would spend $25 million this year...
  • Amoris Laetitia Footnote Contradicts Church’s Tradition, Says Leading German Philosopher

    04/29/2016 5:49:37 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 4/28/16 | Staff Reporter
    Robert Spaemann said Communion was a 'yes or no' question and that the Pope's document could lead to a schismRobert Spaemann, one of the foremost living Catholic philosophers, has said Amoris Laetitia contradicts the traditional teaching of the Church. In an interview with the German Catholic News Agency, Spaemann says that most of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation is in line with the Church’s teaching – although some sections are capable of being read otherwise. However, Spaemann says that paragraph 305, when read with its accompanying footnote 351, “directly contradicts [widerspricht direkt] paragraph 84 of John Paul II’s letter Familiaris Consortio.”...
  • EPA slammed after refusing to cover Colorado county’s costs from toxic spill

    04/28/2016 3:23:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — The Environmental Protection Agency came under fire Thursday after an official said the agency would not fully cover a Colorado county’s expenses stemming from the EPA-caused toxic wastewater spill at the Gold King Mine. Colorado Republicans blasted the agency after the Durango Herald reported that an EPA official nixed some of La Plata County’s proposed cooperative agreement for $2.4 million in spill-related costs over 10 years at a Wednesday board of county commissioners meeting. Sen. Cory Gardner, Colorado Republican, described the report as “outrageous” and “yet another example of the Washington double standard,” adding that he would work...
  • EPA Continues To Implement Global Warming Plan Supreme Court Said It Couldn’t

    04/27/2016 3:36:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials are moving ahead with a key part of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) despite the Supreme Court issuing a stay against the agency’s global warming plan in February. The EPA submitted a proposal to the White House for green energy subsidies for states that meet the federally mandated carbon dioxide reduction goals early. The Clean Energy Incentive Program would give “credit for power generated by new wind and solar projects in 2020 and 2021” and a “double credit for energy efficiency measures in low-income communities,” according to Politico’s Morning Energy.The move seems to violate the...
  • Lawyers file claim EPA Michigan water crisis

    04/27/2016 1:03:53 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 12 replies
    Lawyers for residents of Flint, Michigan, have filed a $220.2 million damages claim alleging negligence on the part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contributed to dangerous lead levels in the city's water supply. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Michael Pitt said his firm Royal Oak, Michigan's Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, along with others, had filed an administrative complaint on Monday with the EPA alleging injuries to over 500 people. They said they would file a similar complaint next week covering 250 more Flint residents. Federal law requires that such complaints be filed as precursors to actual lawsuits...
  • Climate activist Steyer launching voter drive on college campuses

    04/27/2016 11:48:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    thehill ^ | 04/25/16 | Timothy Cama
    Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer is launching a $25 million campaign to get millennials to vote for candidates who care about climate change this year. The effort through Steyer’s NextGen Climate organization, for which he’s the main donor, will focus on sending campaigners to more than 200 colleges in seven battleground states. Steyer said the effort is meant to take advantage of millennials’ strong convictions and desire to take action on climate change and to direct that energy toward electing the right people to office. “Today, over 80 percent of young voters prefer candidates who offer clean energy solutions, so...
  • The new climate spin: trying to reach conservatives by making fighting climate change ‘patriotic’

    04/26/2016 12:41:20 PM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Anthony Watts
    Conservatives’ attitudes toward climate change and other environmental concerns shift when the issues are reframed in terms more closely aligned with their values, a new study from Oregon State University indicates. Researchers found that people who identified as conservative were more likely to support “pro-environmental” ideals when the issues were framed as matters of obeying authority, defending the purity of nature and demonstrating patriotism. The study underscores the ways in which discussions of important topics are informed by a person’s moral and ideological perspective, said the study’s lead author, Christopher Wolsko, an assistant professor of psychology at OSU-Cascades. “We think...
  • Study: European Plan To Reduce CO2 Emissions Actually Increased Them(DOH!)

    04/26/2016 9:29:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Andrew Follett
    Europe’s plans to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by switching from conventional oil to biofuels actually ended up increasing emissions, according to a study published Monday by the environmental group Transport & Environment (T&E). The study found, on average, biofuel from vegetable oil creates 80 percent more CO2 emissions than the conventional oil it replaces. The report estimates the biofuels create new emissions equivalent to putting an extra 12 million cars on the road.
  • Gallup: Americans Who Identify as 'Environmentalists' Down 36 Points Since 1991(RuhRoh!)

    04/26/2016 9:43:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | unknown
    A Gallup poll [1]released on Friday shows that the number of Americans who identify as environmentalists has dropped 36 points, from 78 percent in 1991 to 42 percent in 2016. There has also been a decline in Americans expressing concern about environmental problems, such as pollution. The Earth Day poll [1] is conducted annually by Gallup. The polling firm cites the politicization of environmental issues as one possible reason for the decline, highlighting the growing partisan gap in those who identify as environmentalists. A large percentage of Americans (Republicans and Democrats) – 78 percent – considered themselves environmentalists in 1991....
  • Climate scientists are now grading climate journalism

    04/26/2016 5:18:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | April 26, 2016 | by Daniel Nethery and Emmanuel Vincent
    The internet represents an extraordinary opportunity for democracy. Yet despite the scientific consensus that global warming is real and primarily due to human activity, studies show that only about half the population in some countries with among the highest CO2 emissions per capita understand that human beings are the driving force of our changing climate. Even fewer people are aware of the scientific consensus on this question. Climate Feedback intends to change that. It brings together a global network of scientists who use a new web-annotation platform to provide feedback on climate change reporting. For the first time, Climate Feedback...
  • The Science ISN'T Settled: A Response to the Climate Change Crybullies (Feat. Mark Steyn)

    04/26/2016 6:38:08 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 10 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | 4/25/16 | The New Criterion
    In the face of a monolithically climate alarmist academia, media and government, several courageous individuals are working to unsettle the purportedly “settled science” of climate change, arguing that carbon dioxide atmospheric enrichment provides manifold benefits for mankind, that flawed economic models are being used to justify anti-capitalist and destructive public policies, that mild warming of the planet ought to be celebrated and fighting back courageously against those who wish to chill free speech by using the law to litigate science. This is their story. Featured speakers include Mark Steyn, international bestselling author and commentator, Dr. Craig Idso, Founder Former President...
  • Framing discourse around conservative values shifts climate change attitudes

    04/26/2016 7:05:42 AM PDT · by Patriotic1 · 25 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 4/26/2016 | Oregon State University
    Conservatives' attitudes toward climate change and other environmental concerns shift when the issues are reframed in terms more closely aligned with their values, a new study from Oregon State University indicates. Researchers found that people who identified as conservative were more likely to support "pro-environmental" ideals when the issues were framed as matters of obeying authority, defending the purity of nature and demonstrating patriotism. The study underscores the ways in which discussions of important topics are informed by a person's moral and ideological perspective, said the study's lead author, Christopher Wolsko, an assistant professor of psychology at OSU-Cascades. "We think...
  • WATCH: 30 Mins of Pure, Unadulterated Mark Steyn Defending Free Speech/Dominating Climate Crybullies

    04/26/2016 7:16:58 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 17 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | 4/25/16 | The New Criterion
    For the New Criterion, Ben Weingarten, commentator and Founder & CEO of ChangeUp Media sits down with Mark Steyn, international bestselling author, political pundit, cultural critic and hardened climate change dissenter Mark Steyn for an in-depth interview. During their discussion, Weingarten and Steyn discuss the chilling of free speech by the climate alarmists and their enablers in the political and legal system, the stakes of the defamation suit filed against Steyn by climate scientist Dr. Michael E. Mann over a critical blog post, why it is the scientific community that resembles a racket rather than demonized “Big Oil,” the misogyny...
  • The Vatican Just Put a Convicted Rapist Back in a Parish

    04/24/2016 7:07:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/23/2016 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    ROME — Just what is it that the Vatican does not get about predator priests? Apparently a lot. Father Joseph Jeyapaul is a priest from India who admitted to raping two adolescent girls in Minnesota when he served the Crookston diocese from 2004 to 2005. After being charged with the abuse, which included rape and forcing at least one of the girls to perform fellatio on him, he fled home to India, where he was eventually arrested on an Interpol warrant. He was then extradited back to Minnesota, where he admitted his heinous crimes and entered a plea bargain in...
  • Plans Underway for Pope Francis to Visit Armenia

    03/22/2016 2:04:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 3/21/16 | Cindy Wooden
    Vatican spokesman revealed that the trip may take place in JuneThe Vatican is studying the possibility of Pope Francis visiting Armenia in late June, the Vatican spokesman said. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the spokesman, confirming Pope Francis's desire to make the trip, denied that it already was set for June 22-26 as a news website reported. "It is true that a trip to Armenia in late June is being studied," he said on March 18, but the papal trip planners had not yet visited the country and neither the dates nor the program have been finalised. The vast majority of...
  • Pope Francis Abandons Christian Syrian Refugees, Takes Only Muslims To Vatican Instead

    04/24/2016 10:36:52 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | April 23, 2016 | Geoffrey Grider
    POPE FRANCIS ABANDONS CHRISTIAN SYRIAN REFUGEES, TAKES ONLY MUSLIMS TO VATICAN INSTEAD Spokesman Massimiliano Signifredi called the incident 'regrettable' - adding: 'The problem here is the three Syrians arrived after the March 20 deadline. They arrived just after the agreement between the European Union and Turkey. Mr Signifredi said: 'Our staff went to Lesbos and spoke with the people who were selected. But everything was decided by the Vatican. CHRISTIAN BROTHER AND SISTER REFUGEES FROM SYRIA SAY THEY HAVE BEEN ‘LET DOWN’ BY POPE FRANCIS AFTER HE LEFT THEM BEHIND IN A LESBOS REFUGEE CAMP DESPITE PROMISES THEY WOULD BE...
  • Kasper: Pope Intends "Not to Preserve Everything as it has Been"

    04/24/2016 10:25:56 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 4/23/16 | Maike Hickson
    On 22 April, Cardinal Walter Kasper gave yet another interview about Pope Francis and his reforms. This time, he spoke with the German regional newspaper Aachener Zeitung. In this interview, the German cardinal made some candid — indeed, bold — statements which are very important in the context of the current situation of the Catholic Church. Kasper speaks about the further Church-reform plans of Pope Francis and his intention “not to preserve everything as it has been of old.” With Pope Francis, “things are not any more so abstract and permeated with suspicion, as it was the case in earlier...
  • Report: Obama’s Global Warming Plan Would Cost Poor Americans $44 Billion, Raise Taxes By 166%

    04/24/2016 11:43:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 23, 2016 | Andrew Follett
    resident Obama’s global warming plan would cost America’s poorest families billions annually, according to a report published Thursday by the Manhattan Institute. The study estimates that Obama’s global warming plan would increase the costs of living for the poorest American families an additional $19 billion per year, equivalent to increasing their taxes by 166 percent. The tax increase would also raise taxes on other poor families by an extra $25 billion, equal to a 33 percent tax increase. Living costs for the richest households would only increase by 4 percent.Obama wants to implement the Enviromental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan,...
  • Shakespeare Did Write Lear; What is More, He Was a Catholic

    01/07/2011 7:24:58 AM PST · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    The Catholic Herald ^ | 1/7/11 | Francis Phillips
    Sir Derek Jacobi is wrong to think that Shakespeare could not have written his own plays; the greatest poet and dramatist of all times was an Englishman and a CatholicThe actor Sir Derek Jacobi is currently acting the part of King Lear to great critical acclaim at the Donmar Warehouse. I must get to see it before the production closes just to see if he gets my personal imprimatur or not. But there is one matter on which I cannot agree with Sir Derek: the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays. Apparently the knighted thespian takes a benighted view on this one:...
  • Why is Shakespeare so mysterious? Because he was a Catholic in an age of vicious persecution

    04/23/2014 8:09:57 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/ ^ | April 23, 2014 | Joseph Pearce
    Today is St George’s Day. It is also Shakespeare’s birthday and, believe it or not, it is the day on which Shakespeare died. Apart from the astonishing coincidence that Shakespeare died on his own birthday, it is also singularly appropriate that England’s greatest poet should have been born and should have died on the feast day of her patron saint. It seems appropriate, therefore, that we should celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birthday with a reference to cricket, that most quintessential of all English sports. Shakespeare is “450, Not Out”, continuing to hit his audiences for six after reaching...
  • William Shakespeare Was Probably a Catholic, Says Archbishop of Canterbury

    05/29/2011 10:41:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5/28/11 | Anita Singh
    William Shakespeare was probably a Catholic, according to the Archbishop of Canterbury, who discussed spirituality and secularism in the Bard’s plays with the actor Simon Russell Beale.Little is known of Shakespeare’s life and there is no direct evidence of his religious affiliation, but Dr Rowan Williams said he believed him to be a Catholic. “I don’t think it tells us a great deal, to settle whether he was a Catholic or a Protestant, but for what it’s worth I think he probably had a Catholic background and a lot of Catholic friends and associates. “How much he believed in it,...
  • Was Shakespeare A Secret Catholic? The Evidence Is Mounting…

    12/22/2009 5:56:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 23 replies · 871+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | December 22nd 2009
    Was Shakespeare A Secret Catholic? The Evidence Is Mounting… By Oliver Marre December 22nd, 2009 The Venerable English College in Rome has found documents which may suggest that Shakespeare was a secret Catholic who spent some years in the city. It’s only conjecture – but the news will certainly excite the large number of people who believe that the Bard was a Papist. Clare Asquith has written a compelling and brilliantly researched book which argues the same point from textual and historical analysis of the plays. Shadowplay is a great read for anyone interested in Shakespeare, in the religious wars...
  • Cryptic Signatures That ‘Prove Shakespeare Was a Secret Catholic’

    12/22/2009 6:50:24 AM PST · by marshmallow · 39 replies · 1,106+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 12/22/09 | Richard Owen
    Three mysterious signatures on pages of parchment bound in leather and kept under lock and key may prove the theory that William Shakespeare was a secret Catholic who spent his “lost years” in Italy. An exhibition at the Venerable English College, the seminary in Rome for English Catholic priests, has revealed cryptic names in its guest books for visiting pilgrims, suggesting that the playwright sought refuge there. “Arthurus Stratfordus Wigomniensis” signed the book in 1585, while “Gulielmus Clerkue Stratfordiensis” arrived in 1589. According to Father Andrew Headon, vice-rector of the college and organiser of the exhibition, the names can be...
  • Shakespeare Scholars Say the Bard was Catholic?

    03/31/2009 1:07:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies · 611+ views
    cerc ^ | 05.11.99 | Paul Burnell
    An international gathering of scholars this summer examined the theory that playwright and poet William Shakespeare was a secret Catholic. MANCHESTER, England - It is early in the Protestant Reformation, and a time of fierce persecution of Catholics in England. Every Catholic faces the same questions: Will I rise up against the Queen if required? Will I become a martyr if given the chance?  If a group of English scholars are right, one Catholic poet summed up the dilemma nicely:“To be or not to be, that is the question.Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and...
  • Edward Achorn: Was the immortal Bard a Catholic?

    08/07/2008 7:37:07 PM PDT · by annalex · 35 replies · 231+ views
    The Providence Journal ^ | Tuesday, August 5, 2008 | EDWARD ACHORN
    Edward Achorn: Was the immortal Bard a Catholic? 01:00 AM EDT on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 EDWARD ACHORN FOR CENTURIES, people have been trying to form a coherent picture of the greatest writer in the English language. We have scattered pieces that do not always fit together, leading crackpots to seize on all kinds of theories about William Shakespeare — most notably, the preposterous idea that someone else wrote the plays and poems under his name. But a new and stunning line of inquiry has gathered momentum in recent years. Academics have increasingly noted links between the Bard and the...
  • The Catholic Bard

    09/25/2005 7:21:40 PM PDT · by siunevada · 11 replies · 508+ views
    Catholic Educator's Resource ^ | June 17, 2005 | Clare Asquith
    Ever since a seventeenth-century Protestant clergyman, Richard Davies, remarked that "William Shakespeare dyed a papist," Shakespeare's religion has been a thorny subject for scholars and biographers. Protestant England would much rather he had not died a papist. Three hundred years after Shakespeare's death, English Catholics were still viewed as a fifth column liable to join forces with the country's enemies at a moment's notice. Even today, England's entry into the European Union is portrayed in some quarters as a Vatican plot to reclaim England for Catholic Christendom. Until recently the English nation was viewed as incontrovertibly Protestant, and, of course,...
  • Pope Francis and the Marginalization of the CDF

    04/21/2016 7:29:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | April 20, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    In his first interview with the a theist Eugenio Scalfari, published on October 1, 2013 in the daily newspaper La Repubblica, Pope Francis said overlooking some members of the Roman Curia: "The court is the leprosy of the papacy". But Francis seems "to be fighting not the leprosy but the leper," said Secretum meum mihi . The daily Il Foglio headline in yesterday's edition of the first page: "Müller Besieged". Schönborn instead of Müller The distance that exists between the Pope and the Cardinal Prefect of the Faith, Gerhard Müller, is recognized "by all". "The cold was obviously" felt by...
  • Smelling Blood in the Political Water

    04/23/2016 10:27:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    The great white environmentalist sharks smell blood in the water. It’s gushing from mortally wounded US coal companies that the Obama EPA has gutted as sacrifices on the altar of “dangerous manmade climate change” prevention and other spurious health, ecological and planetary scares.Peabody Energy, Arch Coal and other once vibrant coal producers have filed for Chapter 11 protection, shedding some $30 billion in shareholder value and tens of thousands of jobs in their companies and dependent industries. The bloodletting has left communities and states reeling, union pension funds and 401k plans empty, and the health, welfare, hopes and dreams of...
  • Pope Francis reneges on offer to take in Christian refugees

    04/22/2016 4:17:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 22, 2016 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A Christian brother and sister from Syria felt blessed to have been among the dozen refugees selected to start a new life in Italy — but now say their savior, Pope Francis, abandoned them on a Greek island, according to a report.
  • U.S. Signs UN Climate Pact Blasted as Disastrous by Scientific, Economic Experts

    04/22/2016 3:06:06 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 April 2016 | by William F. Jasper
    Presidents, prime ministers, dictators, and potentates from 175 countries gathered at the United Nations in New York Friday to sign the UN’s Paris climate accord, which proponents say is aimed at slowing the (fictitious) crisis of global warming by reducing manmade greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO2). Secretary of State John Kerry (shown), with his granddaughter on his lap, signed for President Obama, who was returning from a trip to Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. President Obama declared last December, following the Paris summit that the newly-created pact "represents the best chance we have to save the one planet...
  • Pope Francis reneges on offer to take in Christian refugees By

    04/22/2016 2:44:46 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 22, 2016 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A Christian brother and sister from Syria felt blessed to have been among the dozen refugees selected to start a new life in Italy — but now say their savior, Pope Francis, abandoned them on a Greek island, according to a report. Roula and Malek Abo, who had been housed in a refugee camp on Lesbos, said they thanked their lucky stars when they found out the Vatican had selected them during the pontiff’s visit to the island last week, the Daily Mail reported. Their dreams were shattered, though, when they were informed the following day that they would not...
  • Study claims: Ancient tectonic activity was trigger for ice ages (Decreased CO2)

    04/20/2016 12:00:18 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY and the “thank goodness we have plenty of free CO2 in the atmosphere today” department comes this claim:Continental shifting may have acted as a natural mechanism for extreme carbon sequestrationIce ages may be related to tectonic carbon sequestration For hundreds of millions of years, Earth’s climate has remained on a fairly even keel, with some dramatic exceptions: Around 80 million years ago, the planet’s temperature plummeted, along with carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. The Earth eventually recovered, only to swing back into the present-day ice age 50 million years ago.Now geologists at MIT...
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/10/06/editorial-ted-cruz-wrong-syrian-refugees/73486846/
  • Watchdog: Press freedom declines around the world

    04/20/2016 2:36:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2016 12:10 AM EDT
    Media freedom around the world has suffered a “deep and disturbing decline” due to by pressure from governments and businesses, an international media watchdog said Wednesday. The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said in an annual report that many of the world’s leaders have developed “a paranoia” about journalism and are clamping down on the media, while coverage in privately-owned outlets is increasingly shaped by corporate interests. …
  • 'Earth Now' (moronialls unite to fight)

    04/20/2016 10:01:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    coachellafm.com ^ | 4/20/2016 | unknown
    'Earth NOW' is a four part series about the Energy Revolution, climate change, ecosystems, species, water and sustainability that prompts the public, cities, states and countries to act faster on protecting the planet. KCOD CoachellaFM worked in collaboration with The Desert Sun and One Nation (organized by The USA Today Network & The Desert Sun) to develop the podcast leading up to the One Nation climate change event being held at Sunnylands in The Coachella Valley on April 20th, 2016. One Nation is hosting 10 events across the country that each focus on an important issue in the 2016 election.
  • Ancient tectonic activity was trigger for ice ages

    04/19/2016 2:48:05 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 19 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 4/19/2016 | Oliver Jagoutz, Francis A. Macdonald, Leigh Royden
    For hundreds of millions of years, Earth's climate has remained on a fairly even keel, with some dramatic exceptions: Around 80 million years ago, the planet's temperature plummeted, along with carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. The Earth eventually recovered, only to swing back into the present-day ice age 50 million years ago. Now geologists at MIT have identified the likely cause of both ice ages, as well as a natural mechanism for carbon sequestration. Just prior to both periods, massive tectonic collisions took place near the Earth's equator -- a tropical zone where rocks undergo heavy weathering due to...
  • The Political Death of American Coal

    04/19/2016 5:07:17 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 19,2016 | Stephen Moore
    There was a time in America — and it wasn't even so long ago — that liberals cared a lot about working-class people. They may have been misguided in many of their policy solutions — e.g., raising the minimum wage — but at least their hearts were in the right place. Then a strange thing happened about a decade ago. Radical environmentalists took control of the Democratic Party. These leftists care more about the supposed rise of the oceans than the financial survival of the middle class. The industrial unions made a catastrophic decision to get in bed with these...
  • EPA retiree, pulled back into Pebble, says he’s done ( Alaska )

    04/19/2016 12:20:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Alaska Public Media ^ | April 15, 2016 | Liz Ruskin
    Retired EPA scientist Phil North, the man the Pebble Partnership says was the mastermind behind the effort to block its proposed mine in southwest Alaska, spent a full day answering questions from a congressional committee Thursday. ... North’s whereabouts were unknown – at least to Pebble executives – for nearly two years. But the company eventually found him. Pebble compelled his return to the U.S. from the Asia-Pacific, where he was on a grand tour with his family, to answer questions related to a lawsuit over the proposed Pebble mine. North sat for questions from Pebble attorneys in Washington, D.C....
  • Michigan governor to drink Flint water for at least a month

    04/18/2016 2:42:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/18/16 | David Eggert - AP
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will drink Flint water at home and at work for at least a month to show to residents it is safe with the use of a faucet filter, he said Monday. The Republican governor, who has apologized for his administration's role in the city's lead-tainted water crisis, visited a house that had been confirmed to have high levels of lead and left with five gallons of filtered water. He said he understands people feel that if officials say the water is OK, then he should drink it, too. "What better way to...
  • Putting Pope Francis into Perspective

    04/18/2016 10:18:35 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://thewildvoice.org ^ | April 16, 2016
    Below is a very abbreviated and incomplete chronological summary list of troubling quotes, headlines, and happenings which have taken place so far in the very young Pope Francis papacy. These news stories and quotes are intentionally presented in very brief format simply to demonstrate that there is an overall most suspicious and undeniable pattern of oddity surrounding Pope Francis. It should also be known that all of the items on the list below are from established, mainstream news sources and may easily be searched in google to confirm. The WILD VOICE has not used any sources on the list below...
  • Thawing permafrost 50 million years ago led to extreme global warming events

    04/09/2012 6:18:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    http://phys.org/news ^ | 04-09-2012 | Provided by University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    In a new study reported in Nature, climate scientist Rob DeConto of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and colleagues elsewhere propose a simple new mechanism to explain the source of carbon that fed a series of extreme warming events about 55 million years ago, the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), and a sequence of similar, smaller warming events afterward. "The standard hypothesis has been that the source of carbon was in the ocean, in the form of frozen methane gas in ocean-floor sediments," DeConto says. "We are instead ascribing the carbon source to the continents, in polar latitudes where permafrost can...
  • Moss Frozen for 1500 Years. . . It’s Alive!

    04/18/2016 10:08:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Mysterious Universe ^ | March 19, 2014 | Paul Seaburn
    We’ve all found wrapped-but-unlabeled steaks that have been buried in a deep, dark crevice of a freezer for an unknown number of years and have attempted to revive them to a state where they can be grilled and served with copious amounts of steak sauce. Scientists with the British Antarctic Survey and the University of Reading would scoff at this trivial effort. They dug into the Antarctic permafrost and extracted frozen moss that they determined, using carbon dating, to have been frozen for over 1500 years. The icy moss was placed in an incubator, given an ideal environment and, within...
  • Ancient Vegetation, Insect Fossils Found in Antarctica

    08/05/2008 9:56:54 AM PDT · by Scythian · 45 replies · 151+ views
    Fourteen million years ago the now lifeless valleys were tundra, similar to parts of Alaska, Canada and Siberia — cold but able to support life, researchers report. The moss was essentially freeze dried, he said. Unlike fossils, where minerals replace soft materials, the moss tissues were still there, he said. "The really cool thing is that all the details are still there," even though the plant has been dead for 14 million years. "These are actually the plant tissues themselves." ==================================================== And they redicule me for believing in the bible ... 14 million years, ya right
  • Moss Landing researchers reveal iron as key to climate change

    04/16/2004 5:29:53 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 29 replies · 347+ views
    Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML) ^ | APRIL 15, 2004 | PRESS RELEASE
    Moss Landing researchers reveal iron as key to climate change -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PRESS RELEASE APRIL 15, 2004 EMBARGOED: Not for release until Thursday, 15 April 2004 at 14:00 Eastern Time MOSS LANDING RESEARCHERS REVEAL IRON AS KEY TO CLIMATE CHANGE MOSS LANDING, California - A remarkable expedition to the waters of Antarctica reveals that iron supply to the Southern Ocean may have controlled Earth's climate during past ice ages. A multi-institutional group of scientists, led by Dr. Kenneth Coale of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML) and Dr. Ken Johnson of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), fertilized two key areas...