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  • Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact

    11/28/2015 6:05:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) P_resident Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress can't even agree whether global warming is real. Scientists point to the global agreement, years in the making, as the last, best hope for averting the worst effects of global warming. Obama has spent months prodding other countries to make ambitious carbon-cutting pledges to the agreement, which he hopes will become the framework for countries to tackle the climate issue long beyond the end of his presidency in early 2017. But Republicans have...
  • NOAA’s climate change science fiction - ignores satellite data

    11/26/2015 4:49:55 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2015 | Lamar Smith
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the nation’s leading collector of climate data. Every day, NOAA analyzes vast amounts of data to predict changes to our climate, weather, oceans and coasts. The agency also publishes monthly temperature averages across the nation and compares those numbers to historical temperature records.
  • 1941 Newspaper: Blame Weather For The Rise Of Hitler!

    11/25/2015 8:59:06 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Perhaps one of the greatest oddities of the past Democratic debates was Bernie Sanders insistence that climate change has fueled the growth of terrorism. Apparently we’re supposed to believe that ISIS will lay down their guns once the Earth cools by another degree Fahrenheit. Mockery aside – we’re living in the most peaceful times in human history. It may not seem that way because of what we see on the news, but violence has shown an enormous decline over the past few thousand years of human history. This of course occurred while the planet is supposedly becoming ever closer to...
  • Colorado’s skyrocketing electricity prices could get much worse

    11/26/2015 7:59:46 PM PST · by george76 · 42 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | November 24, 2015 | michael
    The cost of electricity for Colorado residents skyrocketed 63 percent between 2001 and 2014, far outpacing median income in the state at just 24 percent over the same time period ... Retail residential electricity rates increased from 7.47 cents per kilowatthour in 2001 to 12.18 cents per kilowatthour by 2014, a 63.1 percent hike. Coloradans median income, however, went up just 24.1 percent, from $49,397 to $61,303. Median income in Colorado actually declined between 2008 and 2012. ... Not to mention the state's many business owners, including small business owners, who face the same hikes in energy costs that could...
  • 626 Democrat Politicians Rose Up Against Obama & Sent Him A Demand He Didn’t Want To See VIDEO

    Over 600 Democrat politicians from 32 states have joined together to oppose the centerpiece of Pres. Obama's climate change agenda, the Clean Power Plan. "As Democrats committed to a prosperous America and a healthy environment, we believe the United States has a unique opportunity to lead the world in addressing the global climate challenge, and yet do so, as we must, without unduly burdening the American economy or the American people," the Democratic coalition called CoalBlue said in a letter sent Tuesday to Obama. "The letter was signed by 626 state and local officials from nearly three dozen states, including...
  • Obama Goes On A ‘Green’ Spending Spree Ahead Of UN Summit

    11/25/2015 6:39:34 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/24/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    The Department of Energy (DOE) announced $125 million in new spending Monday to fund 41 green energy projects ahead of the United Nations global warming summit set to take place next week. DOE is funding dozens of green technologies through the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, program to find technological solutions to fighting global warming. ARPA-E projects are ones the government thinks show promise, but aren’t yet commercially viable. “As we look beyond COP21, the energy technologies the Department of Energy invests in today will provide the solutions needed to combat climate change and develop a global low-carbon economy...
  • Why Does Global Warming Only Turn Muslims Into Terrorists?

    11/25/2015 4:06:01 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 32 replies
    Erick On The Radio ^ | 11/22/2015 | Erick Erickson
    Global warming is the cause of terrorism in the Middle East and around the world according to Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, and other Democrats. Let's add in the Prince of Wales. With a straight face they make this claim, ignoring any and all other evidence to the contrary. But if that is so, if global warming causes terrorism, then I think the Democrats need to answer this question: why does global warming only turn Muslims into terrorists? There are Jews in the Middle East and Africa. There are Christians in the Middle East and Africa. There are animists,...
  • Obama's climate negotiator: China's CO2 output can keep rising because their economy needs to grow

    11/25/2015 5:34:12 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    CainTV.com ^ | 11/25/2015 | Dan Calabrese
    Unlike ours, apparently, because we would have to cut back immediately.Let's not forget the other travesty going on in Paris at the moment - the one Obama thinks will really show ISIS that we mean business. That's the one in which elected officials from nations across the globe conspire to raise taxes and put crushing new controls on industry using the pretext of global warming - oh, sorry, "climate change - because the public won't support these policies they've wanted to impose all along if not for some scare scenario about a looming global ecological disaster.Actually the public doesn't support...
  • COP 21: 2015 likely to be warmest on record, says UN weather body (Yeah, right)

    11/25/2015 5:30:36 AM PST · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    bbc ^ | 11/25/15 | m mcgrath
    Global average temperatures in 2015 are likely to be the warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). Data until the end of October showed this year's temperatures running "well above" any previous 12 month period. The researchers say the five year period from 2011 to 2015 was also the warmest on record. The rise, they state, was due to a combination of a strong El Nino and human-induced global warming. The WMO said their preliminary estimate, based on data from January to October, showed that the global average surface temperature for 2015 was 0.73 degrees C above...
  • Beyond the Himalayas (descriptions of 9 IPCC controversies)

    02/06/2010 5:34:48 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 8 replies · 565+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Saturday, February 6, 2010 | Lawrence Solomon
    What caused a fall from grace so sudden that IPCCs insiders now demand Pachauris ouster, and that leads the Indian government to set up an Indian IPCC as a national alternative to the IPCC, declaring that it cannot rely any longer on the organization that its own representative heads? One answer is Climategate the unauthorized release of emails in November that showed the duplicity of scientists associated with the IPCC. Unquestionably, Climategate opened the floodgates to the torrent of scandals that have since poured out, seemingly without end. Many of the new scandals, some of them sporting -gate as...
  • Obama Quietly Releases Plans For 2,224 Regulations Ahead Of Turkey Day

    11/23/2015 12:22:53 PM PST · by amorphous · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 23 Nov 2015 | Photo of Michael Bastasch Michael Bastasch
    While millions of Americans prepare to stuff themselves with Turkey and pie, the Obama administration quietly released its plans for 2,224 federal rules Friday - a preview of just how many more regulations the president is attempting to issue before he leaves office. President Barack Obama's Unified Agenda for Fall 2015 is his administration's regulatory road map and lays out thousands of regulations being finalized in the coming months. Obama has developed a habit of releasing the agenda late on Friday before a major holiday.
  • Financial claims add up after Gold King Mine spill ( Colorado )

    11/23/2015 4:56:48 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | November 21, 2015 | Jonathan Romeo
    More than 30 individuals, businesses seek damages from EPA. Financial damage claims for those affected by the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine blowout eclipsed $1.3 million just two months after the Environmental Protection Agency triggered the release of 3 million gallons of mine wastewater down the Animas River. ... more than 30 individuals and business owners filed Form 95, the claim process for financial reimbursements from economic loss caused by wrongful U.S. government actions. The combined claims total about $1.3 million in damages ... the hardest hit are rafting companies and their employees, who were forced to shut down for...
  • King of Sweden calls for a ban on BATHS and admits he is now ‘ashamed’ to run one after...

    11/23/2015 3:18:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/15 | Tom Payne
    King of Sweden calls for a ban on BATHS and admits he is now 'ashamed' to run one after realising how much energy they use The King of Sweden has called for a ban on baths to help save the environment. King Carl XVI Gustaf, who once had a reputation as a lothario and is now a staunch environmentalist, said he realised how much water and energy they used when he was recently staying somewhere without a shower. The 69-year-old 'green king' told Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet: 'It hit me how much water and energy it used. 'I thought "I...
  • Climate change root cause of Syrian war: Britain's Prince Charles

    11/23/2015 2:23:58 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 108 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/23/2015 | Michael Holden
    Britain's Prince Charles has pointed to the world's failure to tackle climate change as a root cause of the civil war in Syria, terrorism and the consequent refugee crisis engulfing Europe. The heir to the British throne is due to give a keynote speech at the opening of a global climate summit in Paris next week where 118 leaders will gather to try to nail down a deal to limit rising greenhouse gas emissions. "Some of us were saying 20 something years ago that if we didn't tackle these issues, you would see ever greater conflict over scarce resources and...
  • Election Day will go down in history as “The Great Comeuppance of 2016”

    11/22/2015 8:39:05 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/22/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Great comeuppance of 2016 is coming. Americans are burning to deliver an old fashioned ass-kicking comeuppance to a list of people and Donald Trump has been judged to be our best chance to make this happen. This is why the “gotcha” questions and personal attacks that stop other candidates have no effect on Trump’s march forward. We don’t care; we want payback. Webster’s defines “comeuppance” as “a punishment that someone deserves to receive.” In everyday terms we know “comeuppance” as “kicking ass and taking names,” and that is what we want Trump to do for us. Americans have had...
  • Just before Paris climate summit, Britain slashes wind, solar subsidies

    11/21/2015 5:56:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/21/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    On November 30th President Obama will join hordes of our ecological betters from around the world at the Paris Climate Summit. Weighty topics of how to save the planet will be discussed and agreements are expected which will further push the cause of eliminating carbon, fossil fuels and everything else we rely on to keep civilization chugging along. One of the leaders in the field of green energy and allegedly reduced carbon emissions has been Great Britain, which makes it all the more odd that just before the big confab kicks off, they’ve , preferring to focus on converting...
  • Sanders: 'To hell with the fossil fuel industry'

    11/21/2015 3:35:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday called for Republicans to abandon the corrupting influence of the Koch brothers and other wealthy energy magnates. "This is a party that rejects science and refuses to understand that climate change is real," he said of GOP during the annual Blue Jamboree in North Charleston, S.C. "I understand if you stand up to the Koch brothers and the fossil fuel industry, that you'll lose your campaign contributions," the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate added. "[Climate change] is already causing devastating problems all over this world. To hell with the fossil fuel industry. Worry more about...
  • Ethanol loses its few friends: Even Dr. Ben Carson has backed away from subsidies and mandates

    11/21/2015 1:54:16 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    CFACT ^ | November 17, 2015 | Marita Noon
    in a major policy reversal, Carson .. no longer supports subsidies for any industry, including U.S. ethanol producers ... Plainly irritated, the ethanol industry shot back immediately, saying it receives no government subsidies. But it neglected to mention a very important fact. Instead of subsidies, ethanol producers get something better: a mandate that orders refiners to blend ethanol into motor fuels which forces consumers to buy their product. A federally guaranteed market beats a subsidy every time. The ethanol industry also benefits indirectly from agriculture programs that support farmers who grow corn for ethanol ... In attempt to push more...
  • Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

    11/21/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 3:24 AM EST | Alan Fram and Michael Biesecker
    Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters. ...
  • Lehigh University professor and wife convicted of cheating NASA (Globe'Bull Fraud)

    11/21/2015 10:40:42 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    Morning Call (Allentown, PA) ^ | 11/21/2015 | Peter Hall
    Lehigh University engineering professor Yujie Ding and his wife, Yuliya Zotova, appeared to be talented researchers dedicated to advancing science, jurors in their federal fraud trial said. But the Upper Saucon Township couple's commitment to a $700,000 NASA research program turned fraudulent, jurors said, when Ding and Zotova failed to tell the space agency that Zotova's role in the project had ended. The jury Friday found Ding and Zotova guilty of six out of 10 counts of wire fraud for sending NASA fake invoices from the research company Ding owned and Zotova controlled.
  • New global heat records set for October and year-to-date

    Miami (AFP) - Last month was the hottest October in modern history and the first 10 months of the year have also set new records for worldwide warmth, US government scientists said Wednesday. The latest data means that 2015 is firmly on pace for being the most scorching since 1880, as global warming concerns mount ahead of key climate talks in Paris starting later this month. October marked the sixth month in a row that heat records were shattered across the planet, said the monthly report by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "The globally averaged temperature over land...
  • Enough of this Suicidal Religion Nonsense

    11/21/2015 8:48:08 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-20-2015 | MOTUS
    Please, can we stop pandering to this suicidal ideology posing as a religion! Wait, what? You’re talking about Islam? I thought we were talking aboutGlobal Warming. I guess in the realm of relativism and moral equivalency they might both be considered the same.This could be the result of Radical Islam…or global warming. Whatever. Prominent Scientists Declare Climate Claims Ahead of UN Summit ‘Irrational’ – ‘Based On Nonsense’ – ‘Leading us down a false path’ - Climate Depot It would be hard to know which side to come down on in these debates because as Monty Python said, “it's such a...
  • IBEW Sues EPA to Stop Clean Power Plan

    11/21/2015 7:31:11 AM PST · by dynoman · 26 replies
    IBEW International ^ | November 19, 2015 | IBEW
    The IBEW has filed suit to prevent the implementation of new federal regulations on power plants. The IBEW petition joins the 27 states, several utilities and two other labor unions that are already challenging the regulation. "The EPA is creating energy policy and they have neither the expertise nor the legal authority to do it," said International President Lonnie R. Stephenson. "We worked with the EPA for years to address greenhouse gas emissions with a plan that is both effective and legal. Unfortunately, we don't believe this regulation is either." "Human-caused climate change is real, and a real threat, but...
  • Prominent Scientists Declare Climate Claims Ahead of UN Summit ‘Irrational’(trunc)

    11/20/2015 9:45:15 PM PST · by Mariner · 13 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | November 20th, 2015 | By: Marc Morano
    MIT Climate Scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen: 'Demonization of CO2 is irrational at best and even modest warming is mostly beneficial.' - 'When someone says this is the warmest temperature on record. What are they talking about? It’s just nonsense. This is a very tiny change period.' Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer: 'Policies to slow CO2 emissions are really based on nonsense. We are being led down a false path. To call carbon dioxide a pollutant is really Orwellian. You are calling something a pollutant that we all produce. Where does that lead us eventually?' Greenpeace Co-Founder Dr. Patrick Moore: 'We...
  • Goldman eyes $20 oil as glut overwhelms storage sites

    11/20/2015 2:13:25 PM PST · by Lorianne · 50 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 19 November 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The world is running out of storage facilities for surging supplies of oil and may soon exhaust tanker space offshore, raising the chances of a violent plunge in crude prices over coming weeks, experts have warned. Goldman Sachs told clients that the increasing glut of oil on the global market has combined with mild weather from a freak El Nino this winter. The twin-effect could send prices plummeting to $20 a barrel, the so-called ‘cash cost’ that forces drillers to abandon production. “Risks of a sharp leg lower remain elevated,” it said. Oil has fallen from $110 a barrel early...
  • Cruz calls EPA emissions plan ‘tyranny’

    11/20/2015 7:38:30 AM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    Watchdog ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jon Cassidy
    Sen. Ted Cruz and Attorney General Ken Paxton denounced a new federal emissions regulation as illegal, expensive and pointless Thursday during an energy conference organized by the Texas Public Policy Foundation.The Environmental Protection Agency's new regulation, known as the Clean Power Plan, was finalized last month and immediately challenged in court by 26 states and an array of companies and associations in the energy industry."The regulation is neither clean nor does it have anything to do with power, other than the Obama Administration's power to harm our energy production," Cruz, a Republican, said in a taped message. "The CPP would,...
  • Iraqi Oil Selling at $30 as OPEC Readies for New Battles

    11/19/2015 1:25:17 PM PST · by thackney · 32 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | November 19, 2015 | Alex Lawler and Rania El Gamal
    Iraq may increase oil output further in 2016, although less dramatically than this year, intensifying a battle for market share between OPEC members and non-OPEC rivals that has forced Baghdad to sell some crude grades for as little as $30 a barrel. Iraq's output in 2015 has jumped almost 500,000 barrels per day (bpd), or 13 percent, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). That has made Iraq the world's fastest source of supply growth and a key driver of surging OPEC production. At most, that growth is likely to give way to a modest rise next year, easing downward...
  • The EPA is Exploring Regulations on Backyard BBQs

    11/18/2015 12:19:56 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 84 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/15/2015 | Jack Spencer
    A resolution in the Michigan Senate sounds the alarm that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could soon be meddling with how outdoor barbecue-loving Americans prepare their food. Senate Concurrent Resolution 14 expresses opposition to EPA efforts to acquire a study that could lead to regulations on outdoor grills and barbecues. The EPA has commissioned a study intended, "To perform research and develop preventative technology that will reduce fine particulate emissions (PM2.5) from residential barbecues. This technology is intended to reduce air pollution as well as health hazards in Southern California, with potential for global application." Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair,...
  • Gambling the World Economy on Climate (destruction of wealth)

    11/18/2015 11:24:54 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 16, 2015 | Bjorn Lomborg
    The UN climate conference in Paris starting Nov. 30 will be getting under way.... For many of the 40 ,000 attendees , the goal is to ensure that climate change stays on the global economic agenda for the next 15 years. [We must] think carefully about the economic impact, in particular the staggering costs of the measures they are contemplating. Bolivia's official material submitted for the talks proposes a “lasting solution” for climate change [was]: “We must destroy capitalism.” [snip] There is no official cost estimate for Mr. Obama’s promise to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 26% - 28% below...
  • While US crude imports rise from Iraq, Saudi’s remain subdued

    11/18/2015 9:48:00 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Fuel Fix | November 18, 2015 | Matt Smith
    It is Margaret Atwood's 76th birthday, and her 2009 novel 'The Year of the Flood' seems an appropriate way to sum up the crude market this year. We await the weekly EIA inventory report this morning, with oil inventories less than 4 million barrels shy of the record of 490.9 mn bbls seen earlier in the year (...in itself an 80-year high). While a near-2 million barrel build is expected from today's report, last night's API report has put the putty cat among the pigeons by yielding a surprise draw of 0.4 mn bbls. The API report also showed a...
  • Why French Military Action In Syria Doesn’t Affect Oil Prices

    11/18/2015 8:45:38 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 3 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18-11-12015 | apache
    The horrific attacks in Paris prompted a swift response from French President Francois Hollande, as he dispatched an aircraft carrier to the Eastern Mediterranean a day after airstrikes hit the key city ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. The United States responded with airstrikes on Monday, November 16, targeting hundreds of trucks that the U.S. military believes are used for smuggling oil. The NYT reported that 116 trucks were destroyed in American airstrikes by A-10 planes and AC-130 gunships in eastern Syria. ISIS generates millions of dollars per day by smuggling oil from Syrian oil fields, a source of revenue that has...
  • How Global Warming Science Ate The NASA Budget

    11/18/2015 6:39:53 AM PST · by Purdue77 · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/17/2015 | Andrew Follett
    The Daily Caller (11/17, Follett) reports that according to Representative Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, NASA's dedication toward climate research has reduced the funding available for its planetary science and exploration efforts. In an email to the Daily Caller News Foundation, Smith stated, "The Obama administration has consistently tried to cut NASA's space exploration budgets in order to fund increases for Earth science programs," adding, "Just this year, the president proposed drastically cutting NASA's exploration systems by more than $440 million dollars while Earth Science accounts have increased by 63 percent over the...
  • Senate votes to strike down Obama’s climate rules

    11/18/2015 6:42:13 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/15 | Timothy Cama
    The Senate voted Tuesday to block a pair of regulations representing the central pillars of President Obama's climate change initiative. The votes approving resolutions under the Congressional Review Act come less than two weeks before Obama and other world leaders meet in Paris to agree to a worldwide pact to fight global warming. The votes are symbolic, since Obama would veto the resolutions and supporters do not have the two-thirds majority needed in both chambers to override the vetoes. Senators voted 52-46 to stop the carbon dioxide limits for existing power plants, which mandate a 32 percent cut in the...
  • Rochester Gas & Electric Works on Plans for a World Without Ginna Nuclear Plant

    11/17/2015 11:49:50 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Power Engineering ^ | 11/16/2015 | Barry Cassell
    Rochester Gas & Electric filed with the New York State Public Service Commission on Nov. 10 a heavily-redacted copy of an Oct. 27 report on what it is doing, and plans to do, in case the Ginna nuclear plant of Exelon (NYSE: EXC) is retired later this decade. Since last year, Exelon has been working at the New York PSC and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to extend the life of Ginna, which the company says is not economic to operate in the current power market following the expiration last year of a long-term contract to supply power to...
  • The Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement, if Effective, Will Harm Students and the Poor

    11/17/2015 10:12:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | Tracy C. Miller
    Environmental activism among college students has recently been channeled into a movement to pressure college endowments to divest their holdings of stock in companies that extract fossil fuels. Beginning at Swarthmore College, the fossil fuel divestment movement (FFDM) has already had an impact on some colleges and universities, including Stanford, Georgetown, and Oxford. Many activists hope the FFDM will help persuade governments to restrict the extraction and use of fossil fuels. Whatever the economic consequences for colleges and universities, widespread divestment, particularly if it leads to restrictions on fossil fuels, will do a great deal of harm without much benefit...
  • Terrorism, not Climate Change, Kills People

    11/17/2015 6:58:00 AM PST · by rktman
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 11/17/2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    On November 13, the same day as the terrorist attacks in Paris, USA Today ran a full-page ad from billionaire Tom Steyer’s group NextGen Climate highlighting the alleged global threat from climate change. As hundreds of people were being injured or killed in Paris, the ad featured these quotes about the “climate crisis:” Hillary Clinton: “An existential threat” Bernie Sanders: “The greatest threat facing the planet” Martin O’Malley: “Critical threat to our economy” In a new development, we have just learned from Judicial Watch that Hillary Clinton was characterized by her Muslim-connected aide, Huma Abedin, as being “very confused” about...
  • What The Paris Attacks Mean For Commodities Prices

    11/17/2015 9:07:30 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 17-11-2015 | com prices
    The Paris tragedy clearly showed the world that the war on terror has gone global. If that had not already been made clear by terror bombings in Baghdad, Beirut, and the Russian airliner in recent weeks, it was hammered home by Paris. Israeli media (debka.com) reports that no western intelligence picked up any signs of the attack plan. The grim message to the world: It could happen anywhere. For any that still needed to be convinced, the attack also revealed that the greatest threat to the west comes from radical Islam, not from Iran, Russia, or China. That fact was...
  • After Paris, Pope Francis Tells Christians To Be Ready For The End Of The World

    11/15/2015 12:32:06 PM PST · by Biggirl · 213 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 15, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Two days after the horrendous jihadist attacks in Paris, Pope Francis preached about the “end times,” encouraging his hearers to be vigilant and ready at any moment to meet God face to face.
  • Yellow River: EPA Forces Secrecy On Gold King Mine Spill Firm ( Colorado )

    11/15/2015 5:17:21 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 11/12/2015 | Ethan Barton
    Environmental Protection Agency officials require contractors to sign secrecy pledges that in the case of the Gold King Mine spill kept the public in the dark earlier this year about a Colorado mining disaster that turned waters yellow as they flowed through two states and the Navajo Nation. ... these secrecy clauses are typical with the EPA - the same government agency whose former administrator, Lisa Jackson, used an alias email address to avoid public scrutiny. ... the EPA controls the flow of information by circumventing federal regulations that dictate when an agency can use non-disclosure clauses by including secrecy...
  • Johnson to hold hearing on Obama’s climate change ‘power grab’

    11/15/2015 2:27:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 11-14-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — President Obama’s climate change crusade is expected to hit the Badger State’s manufacturing base and electricity ratepayers particularly hard. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, has scheduled a field hearing Friday in Stevens Point to shine a light on the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rules, which could kill segments of the manufacturing sector. “The Impact of Federal Regulations: A Case Study of Recently Issued Rules,” begins at 1 p.m. in the University of Wisconsin-Steven Point’s Dreyfus University Center, 230 Laird Room, 1015 Reserve St., in Stevens Point. Among the expected witnesses: Delanie M. Breuer, Wisconsin assistant deputy attorney...
  • The Pope Wanted Hitler Dead: The Secret Story of the Vaticans War to Kill the Nazi Despot

    10/17/2015 1:18:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Salon ^ | SATURDAY, OCT 17, 2015 | MARK RIEBLING
    History hasn't looked kindly on the Catholic Church during WW II. The conventional narrative is not the whole storyAt six in the morning on Sunday, 12 March, a procession snaked toward the bronze doors of St. Peters. Swiss Guards led the line, followed by barefoot friars with belts of rope. Pius took his place at the end, borne on a portable throne. Ostrich plumes stirred silently to either side, like quotation marks. Pius entered the basilica to a blare of silver trumpets and a burst of applause. Through pillars of incense he blessed the faces. At the High Altar, attendants...
  • Green Tech - The Climate Crisis Syndicate

    11/14/2015 11:22:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    Renewable Portfolio Standard advocates recently held their 2015 National Summit. The draft RPS agenda suggests it was quite an event populated by bureaucrats, scientists and consultants who have jumped on the climate and "green energy" bandwagon, to follow the money. Indeed, they are no longer content with 10% corn ethanol in gasoline, or some wind and solar power in the electricity mix. Now they want to convert the entire electrical grid from fossil-fuels to renewable sources and, if Catholic bishops get their way, totally eliminate hydrocarbons by 2050, despite the horrendous impacts that would have on workers, families and the...
  • Art Bell just went critical of Donald Trump. Art Bell needs to (not) go critical of Donald Trump.

    11/13/2015 10:54:21 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 47 replies
    Art Bell | November 14, 2015 | self
    Just heard Art Bell, get critical of Donald Trump. His show today, has been about France, and the terrorist attack. I think Art Bell (who I listen to every night) needs to lay off of Trump. Trump is completely right. Art Bell supported Obama, I like his show quite a lot, but he just doesn't get politics.

    11/13/2015 6:09:21 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Beitbart
    AL GORE IN PARIS: BROADCASTING FROM EIFFEL TOWER AS FRANCE PARIS ATTACK RAGES PARIS (AP) — Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is hosting a 24-hour live webcast from the foot of the Eiffel Tower to drum up attention for this month’s international climate summit in Paris. Gore, who helped negotiate the 1997 climate treaty that failed to control global warming, will host the round-the-clock event that includes musical performances by Elton John, Duran Duran and others. Other concerts will be broadcast from locations around the globe, from Rio de Janeiro to Miami, Sydney and Cape Town. Gore’s aim is...
  • Al Gore hosting climate telethon from Paris' Eiffel Tower

    11/13/2015 4:30:46 PM PST · by bigdaddy45 · 63 replies
    PARIS (AP) — Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is hosting a 24-hour live webcast from the foot of the Eiffel Tower to drum up attention for this month's international climate summit in Paris. Gore, who helped negotiate the 1997 climate treaty that failed to control global warming, will host the round-the-clock event that includes musical performances by Elton John, Duran Duran and others. Other concerts will be broadcast from locations around the globe, from Rio de Janeiro to Miami, Sydney and Cape Town.
  • AP Exclusive: Colorado disputes key part of EPA's account of toxic waste spill from old mine

    11/12/2015 5:23:49 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    ap ^ | November 12, 2015 | Dan Elliott
    Colorado officials say they didn't endorse an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup operation that caused a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine, disputing a key claim by federal agencies that state experts signed off on the plan. ... a blow to the EPA's contention that outside technical experts supported its plan ... also raises questions about an investigation of the spill by the federal Bureau of Reclamation, which claimed two mining experts from the state approved of the project
  • EPA punishes Gold King spill disaster contractor with… millions in new contract awards

    11/12/2015 3:00:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/12/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s a banner day for thrift and spending control in the federal government. Earlier, Ed already talked about the cash bonanza at the VA, but that’s being followed up by breaking news from the Environmental Protection Agency. You probably recall that unpleasant little incident at the Gold King mine in Colorado where they spilled millions of gallons of toxic sludge into the local river system. Well, the contractor who was employed by the agency during that particular disaster has been identified and the EPA had a good, long talk with them. The result was to award them millions of...
  • EPA execs enjoy great pay, benefits, while being investigated over sex with minors

    11/11/2015 4:48:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/11/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    There has, fortunately, been increased media scrutiny on the number of federal employees who remain on paid leave with full, taxpayer funded benefits for months at a time, some of whom are under investigation on quite serious charges. Last month we looked at the Department of Homeland Security, where nearly one hundred workers remain in this type of holding pattern for six months or longer. Now that the calendar has flipped over to November, Katherine Mcintire Peters at Government Executive Magazine moves the focus over to the hilariously named Environment Protection Agency, where an equally anger-inducing number of workers...
  • EPA seeks to block chief's deposition in coal lawsuit

    11/11/2015 11:25:03 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 11, 2015 | Devin Henry
    The Environmental Protection Agency is working to block a deposition for administrator Gina McCarthy as part of a coal industry lawsuit. In a Tuesday court filing, the EPA asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to block a scheduled deposition in a case brought against the agency by coal giant Murray Energy Corp. Murray has sued the EPA over its rules agenda, arguing that the agency doesn't properly consider the job impact of its regulations before issuing them. It has petitioned to have McCarthy deposed in the case, something scheduled for later this month. The EPA has...
  • What Climate Alarmists Want: 'A World Without Capitalism'

    11/11/2015 4:15:56 AM PST · by expat_panama · 32 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/10/2015 | Editorial
    Climate Change: Researchers from developed nations who insist that humans are warming the planet have inadvertently given Third World nations a weapon to shake down capitalist nations. Or was that the plan all along? Third World nations haven't developed their economies because their governments are often run by con men, thieves, killers and tyrants. While these governments never recognize that they are the problem, they do know an opportunity for a racket when they see one. Extortion often comes with a veneer of legitimacy, though, and that's what we have in a manifesto produced by Bolivia. It is ostensibly that...