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  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Just Trust Me On Those Things I Said, OK?

    09/29/2014 7:40:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 27, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    Popular scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson responded publicly to an email sent by Sean Davis of The Federalist. You can read it in its entirety on Facebook. To quickly review the situation that’s been unfolding in recent weeks, Sean found significant problems in various claims that Tyson makes as part of his public presentations on science. A newspaper headline touted for years by Tyson likely doesn’t exist. The exact quote he uses to bash members of Congress as being stupid also doesn’t exist. The details within one of Tyson’s favorite anecdotes — a story of how he bravely confronted a judge...
  • 50,000 Wind Turbine Taking 7 Centuries to Pay for Itself

    09/29/2014 1:13:56 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 18 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 19 September 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Subtitle: the umpteenth confirmation that governments shouldn't be entrusted with our money. This was reported last July, but I've only learned about it now. It's got to be covered, it's too absurd to miss. On 10 July 2014, the Daily Mail reported the planned axing of a wind turbine built with taxpayers' money - almost 50,000 - and generating only an average of 5 of electricity a month. It was calculated that it would have required 757 years before its cost was offset. I'm tempted to say that this must be the most absurd wind turbine ever but, given...
  • What is the Pentagons secret space drone doing?

    09/28/2014 1:32:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 28, 2014 | Sharon Weinberger
    For almost two years, an unmanned space plane bearing a remarkable resemblance to NASAs space shuttle has circled the Earth, performing a top-secret mission. Its called the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle but thats pretty much all we know for certain. Officially, the only role the Pentagon acknowledges is that the space plane is used to conduct experiments on new technologies. Theories about its mission have ranged from an orbiting space bomber to an anti-satellite weapon. The truth, however, is likely much more obvious: According to intelligence experts and satellite watchers who have closely monitored its orbit, the X-37B is...
  • Martini Meltdown

    09/28/2014 9:31:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/28/2014 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    The Sunday Times has reached a new height of incoherence with its science editors, (Jonathan Leake) column on Arctic ice cap in death spiral. Nothing could be further from the truth. The ice cover in the Antarctic has recently reached a new all-(recorded)-time extent and the ice cover in the Arctic appears to be on a similar path. No wonder as the frost-free days in the Arctic, above 80 N have been fewer in the last two summers and the last winter in North America was brutally cold and long.
  • The evidence of polygamy is in our genes

    09/26/2014 8:14:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Post's Speaking of Science ^ | September 25, 2014 | Rachel Feltman
    In the genetic history of our species, the mamas outnumber the papas. A new study in Investigative Genetics reports that females have made a bigger contribution than men. By studying the DNA of 623 males from 51 populations, the researchers found more genetic diversity in the DNA inherited from mothers than they did in the DNA inherited from fathers. At first glance, these results could be taken to mean that there used to be more women than men. But if you know anything about history, it makes more sense to blame reproductive habits: In many cultures, more women reproduced than...
  • A Wearable Camera That Would Turn Into a Drone and Fly Off Your Wrist

    09/26/2014 12:34:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | September 26, 2014 | Kate Knibbs
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Meet Nixie, a wearable camera concept that flies off your wrist and turns into a remote-controlled quadcopter. It's the bizarre-yet-appealing wearable camera drone nobody asked for... and now I kind of want it. Intel is holding a competition to encourage new wearable technology ideas, and the Nixie is one of the finalists. So far, it's still in development, so the flying wristlet camera is rough around the edges. Team captain Christoph Kohstall eventually wants you to be able to send the the Nixie flying with a gesture. It would recognize where you're standing, snap a picture, then return to the...
  • Some Useful FACTS About Global Warming and Climate Change

    09/23/2014 8:43:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/14 | Alan Caruba
    In a world threatened by the rise of radical Islamism, by the outbreak of diseases like Ebola... Thanks to Sundays Climate March in New York and Tuesdays Climate Summit at the United Nations, Americans and others will have been deluged with the lies that have been told to sustain this greatest of all hoaxes. Here are the known facts. Use them to protect yourself against the Green assault the truth:
  • Save the Environment...from Obama, Strong & Gore

    09/23/2014 8:39:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/14 | Judi McLeod
    The UN: Always Putting the Horse Behind the Cart The best Hollywood scripts arent written for Hollywood movies but for surrealistic gatherings of the United Nations. The title of the Hollywood script going down at todays opening session of the United Nations in New York should be The UN: Always Putting the Horse Behind the Cart. Talk of the yada, yada, yada kind replaces decisive action at the UN, and any action they take always puts the horse behind the cart. Where the weary world is heading on what President Barack Obama is making the Number One Topic of Our...
  • GOOD NEWS: Your Odds of Being Killed in a Freak Vending Machine Accident are Only 112M-to-One

    09/23/2014 5:23:24 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    This according to the Book of Odds- below are more amusing stats, which might be better called 'frequencies', since as 'chances' they can't possibly apply to all people (not everybody uses vending machines, for instance): Odds of any child being born with at least one extra finger or toe? 1-in-500 The odds of any American boy born in 1950 being named 'Robert' are just21.8-to-1 You're not paranoid if you're Honduran, they really are after you (and odds are pretty good they'll getcha, too):1 of every 1100 citizens of that Central American country will be murdered there over the course of...
  • SpaceX founder expects flights from Texas spaceport to begin in 2016

    09/22/2014 10:48:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | September 22, 2014 | Aaron Nelsen
    BROWNSVILLE At the groundbreaking ceremony Monday for SpaceX's commercial spaceport on the Texas Gulf coast, the founder of the aerospace company said the survival of mankind may hang on colonization of other planets. The company's future commercial orbital spaceport in Boca Chica, near Brownsville, could be a key player in the race to Mars, said Elon Musk, who is the CEO. I'm an optimist, Musk said. I wouldn't have gotten into the rocket business otherwise. Musk said SpaceX expects to begin construction on the site by mid-2015 and launch at least one commercial flight per month by late 2016....
  • PrintAlive 3D Bioprinter Creates Skin-like Living Bandages to Advance Burn Treatment

    09/18/2014 5:47:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    3D Print.com blog ^ | September 18, 2014 | Debra Thimmesch
    Health professionals who treat burn victims are acutely aware of the necessity to treat burn injuries, particularly severe ones, as rapidly as possible. As one journal article explains it, In severe burn injuries where both the epidermal and dermal layers of skin are destroyed, prompt wound closure is critical for favourable [sic] patient outcomes and reduced mortality rates. A team of biomedical and mechanical engineering graduate students at the University of Toronto have developed what may at the least be considered a preliminarybut certainly extremely technologically advancedsolution to the problem of critical, temporal health intervention for burn patients. For their...
  • Tragedy: Taxpayer-funded global warming musical has come to an end

    09/18/2014 10:13:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/18/14 | Dan Calabrese
    Final curtain. I dont know how to break this one to you. There was a chance, my friends - a fleeting chance - for the creative community to capture the hearts of the nation concerning the true greatest threat to humanity. A theater company was on board. Taxpayer money was committed. The inevitable nationwide enthusiasm for the production would surely turn us all into activists for whatever action Democrats deem necessary to deal with global warming. New taxes. New federal controls on industry. A treaty empowering the United Nations to shut down our factories on the hint of carbon levels...
  • Dear Uncle Siemens

    09/17/2014 8:51:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    Satire Dear Uncle Siemens, I am hearing a lot about you in the news lately. Somehow your offshore wind turbines in the German Bight cant deliver any power. ABBs HVDC converter station seems to have a fever and the prognosis is not good. Some unkind folks claim that you could catch a cold because of that. Really? I mean whats 500 million between friends? Especially if you can charge it to the electricity consumer!
  • Ebola just become Obola with boots on the ground in West Africa

    09/17/2014 8:14:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/17/14 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, Ebola is far more frightening and deadly than ISIS decapitation. Just ask Barack Obama. While he patently ignores dread diseases being brought into America over an unprotected southern border, waiting it out until midterm elections are over before delivery of government-stamped amnesty, who can really believe that President Barack Obama will deliver the world from Ebola? So immersed is Obama in reinventing himself as World Savior from Ebola, he came up with first-time-in-six-years kudos for America yesterday: In thanking everybody here at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for welcoming him, Obama said:
  • Wind Turbines but no Power

    09/14/2014 8:44:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/13/2014 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    The highly touted, government-subsidized, unreliable, intermittent and expensive "alternative power" schemes currently in vogue are nothing but a phenomenal waste of money
  • Mars: Reborn, 3 'Simple' Steps to Make Mars Like Earth

    09/13/2014 2:14:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    RealClearScience ^ | September 9, 2014
    A jump, hop, and a rocket ride away lies Earth's blushing sister: Mars. While apparently lifeless today, some 4 billion years ago, Mars featured rivers, oceans, and potentially even microbial life. The good times obviously didn't last. On Earth, we fear asteroid impacts as harbingers of destruction, but to early Mars, they were cascading gifts of life. The energy and gas they provided helped keep the planet hot and wet. But as the solar system settled down after its turbulent birth, those impacts grew to be few and far between. At the same time, Mars' core was cooling, quieting the...
  • Ships without crew set for the seas

    09/11/2014 6:19:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Local Europe AB ^ | September 11, 2014
    Researchers based in Norway believe that in around 10 years time cargo ships will have the technology to sail the seas without the need of a captain or crew. Marintek, part of the SINTEF group based in Norway, is one of a number of partners working on developing systems which can operate without the need for humans. The "Seatonomy" project is looking to have ships sailing without human crews in the next 10 to 20 years. The 12 million kroner ($1.9 million) research investment by SINTEF could actually improve ship safety as human error causes more than 75 percent of...
  • Should Stratasys be Worried? London Man is Developing a Polymer Jetting 3D Printer for Under $2000

    09/10/2014 7:39:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    3D Print.com blog ^ | September 9, 2014 | Eddie Krassenstein, CEO, AY.com, Web Developer, Domain Investor, Internet Marketer
    There are two 3D printing technologies that are capable of producing products that are almost indistinguishable from those created using traditional manufacturing techniques. These would be Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and Polymer Jetting technology. The former is widely used by 3D Systems in their industrial level machines, which can cost in the $500,000+ range. The latter is currently used by Stratasys in their patented PolyJet technology, which is utilized in most of their industrial level 3D printers. These printers also cost in the 6-figure-plus range. While these 3D printing technologies are some of the best out there, the price tags...
  • If only Muslim states thought climate change was the greatest challenge

    09/10/2014 8:41:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/10/14 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Infidels are infidels as far as Islam is concerned: Make no difference if the sin of Christian America were over-producing greenhouse gases or being who we are, a mainly Christian nation Secretary of State John Kerry has an interesting worldview if he believes that addressing Muslim-majority nations with the concept that climate change is the prevalent challenge for this generation. He probably wouldnt get much agreement among the very people he thinks we should be protecting. Frankly, if Muslims were more worried about climate change perhaps there wouldnt be such a surge in jihad, that is, if they believed that...
  • Political Order and Political Decay

    09/07/2014 11:06:30 PM PDT · by wetphoenix
    The American Interest ^ | August 28, 2014 | Francis Fukuyama
    Volume two of the project I started writing in 2011, titled Political Order in Changing Societies, hits bookstores later this month. It is an attempt to map out how modern states have evolved out of patrimonial ones, and tries to show how simplistic understandings of how development works can lead to disastrous policy. I have not posted to this blog in almost a year because I have been busy finishing up my book Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy. The book is now complete and will be published by Farrar, Straus and...
  • Homosexuality Has No Genetic Cause

    09/07/2014 7:07:57 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 108 replies
    BarbWire ^ | September 5, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    A genetic cause for homosexuality is not scientifically possible. A homosexuality gene, if it existed, would quickly die out. However, it gradually becomes clear that liberals and progressives are poorly-educated about science. They passionately believe in evolution, yet they dont understand it. Public discussion is driven by an assumption that one may be born homosexual. Being born homosexual is a medical impossibility unless there is a specific gene causing it. That is, heterosexuals would have one genetic DNA sequence while homosexuals have a different DNA sequence in its place. I discovered something debating this topic: One central point simply escapes...
  • Newly discovered dinosaur, Dreadnoughtus, takes title of largest terrestrial animal

    09/05/2014 8:11:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's Speaking of Science ^ | September 4, 2014 | Meeri Kim
    Scientists have discovered the fossilized remains of a new long-necked, long-tailed dinosaur that has taken the crown for largest terrestrial animal with a body mass that can be accurately determined. Measurements of bones from its hind leg and foreleg revealed that the animal was 65 tons, and still growing when it died in the Patagonian hills of Argentina about 77 million years ago. To put this in perspective, an African elephant is about five tons, T. rex is eight tons, Diplodocus is 18 tons, and a Boeing 737 is around 50 tons, said study author and paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara at...
  • Philips Brand Uses Pure Tungsten for Metal 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping

    09/04/2014 5:58:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Inside 3DP ^ | September 4, 2014 | Shanie Phillips
    Tungsten is an extremely hard, robust rare metal that has the highest melting point of all the elements, at 3422 C (6192 F). It also has a density that is 19.3 times that of water and about 1.7 times that of lead, which makes it comparable to uranium and gold. And now, a Philips-owned company is 3D printing it. Netherlands-based Smit Rntgen, a medical imaging parts manufacturer, has used Direct Metal Laser Sintering to 3D print tungsten parts. The company began researching the potential of 3D printing tungsten as a business opportunity over a decade ago and announced on Monday...
  • Syrian Rebels' Homemade Weapons a Curious Mix of 21st Century + 11th Century (B.C.!) Technology

    09/04/2014 6:38:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    photo captured fromFree Syrian Armyvideo/via Military.com More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Baseless Alarmism: Global Warmings Impact on Gulf of Maine Driving Away Lobsters and Fish

    09/03/2014 3:38:48 PM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 9 replies
    Climate Observations ^ | 9/3/2014 | Bob Tisdale
    The supposed impact of global warming on the Gulf of Maine over the past decade has hit a multitude of media outlets. Example: takeWeather.coms article Global Warming Is Changing the Gulf of Maine, Imperiling Its Lobster, Fish Catch. According to the article, Gulf of Maine temperatures were marching along with the global average from 1982 to 2004, but then over the past decade, starting in 2004, the Gulf of Maine began warming at a rate that was 10 times faster than the previous rate. So lets take a look at the sea surface temperature data for the Gulf of Maine,...
  • Marines' laser weapon targeting enemy drones revealed

    09/01/2014 9:53:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2014 | Allison Barrie
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Watch out, enemy drones. The U.S. military is developing laser weapons to smite you. The Office of Naval Research announced last week that it is building a laser weapon that will be able to shoot down aerial drones, spelling big trouble for any enemy who tries to target the U.S. Marines. GBAD Ground-Based Air Defense Directed Energy On-the-Move is a laser weapon designed to be installed on the Marines Humvees, Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and other light tactical ground vehicles. Intended to provide an affordable alternative to traditional firepower, GBADs could prevent enemy drones from tracking and targeting...
  • CDC Addresses Allegations on Vaccine-Autism Link Omission

    09/01/2014 12:50:02 PM PDT · by porter_knorr · 89 replies
    Sharyl Atkinson's Blog ^ | 8/291/47 | Sharyl Atkinson
    CDC Senior Scientist William Thompson has alleged that a 2004 study he co-authored omitted key data that would have revealed a link between autism and a commonly-required childhood vaccine, MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella). I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism, said Thompson in a statement issued through his attorney Wednesday.
  • Why MSG Is Perfectly Safe

    09/01/2014 10:31:37 AM PDT · by blam · 106 replies
    BI ^ | Kevin Loria
    Kevin LoriaAugust. 26, 2014 Monosodium glutamate, more commonly known as MSG, gets a bad rap. People claim that it's a toxin that causes headaches and sweating, and that it leaves you feeling lethargic and flushed. The thing is, most research shows that that's not true at normal dietary levels. Despite its umami flavor boosting power, rumors have given MSG a reputation so bad that many Chinese restaurants frequently put up "No-MSG" signs to assuage customer's fear. Some customers then put soy sauce on their food, adding the missing MSG in after the fact. Because it's delicious. The folks at the...
  • New Panoramic Images Show Area 51's New Mystery Hanger Is Gigantic

    08/31/2014 6:59:51 AM PDT · by Duke C. · 55 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | Aug 30,2014 | Tyler Rogoway
    [snip]So why would the USAF build a hangar tall enough to house a jumbo jet? Maybe they are hedging their investment to accommodate presently unknown future projects, or there is something in the works that has a fairly massive, and very much un-stealthy vertical tail.
  • Shaking, Quaking, and Freezing

    08/31/2014 6:54:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/14 | Alan Caruba
    Dark Winter: How the Sun is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell Have you noticed how much earthquake and volcanic activity has been occurring lately? There was a major earthquake in Napa, California on Sunday, August 24th as well as considerable volcanic activity from Iceland to Papua, New Guinea. August was also a month that set records for colder U.S. temperatures. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there were some 1,097 low max temperature records broken in the U.S. between August 1 and August 23, meaning that the maximum temperature during that time period was the lowest it...
  • Ready for the robot revolution?

    08/29/2014 7:37:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Ahmed Banafa
    Progress in robotics, from drones to medical applications, is starting to come at a fast clip. Do you want your robot to cook your food, or just deliver it?The days of drones filling the sky and robots roaming in our streets are not far removed from reality anymore, and scenes from movies like Star Wars, Minority Report and I, Robot will be common soon. Just consider some of the ways that robots have started to permeate our lives. Start with Amazon, which is taking to drones in a big way. The online shopping giant started a new phase in high-tech...
  • The deadly combination of Obama and the UN will indenture civil society

    08/29/2014 7:51:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/29/14 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, has anyone noticed how the sound of the chirping crickets has suddenly changed to the snorting of pigs at the trough? With Barack Obama now firmly in place as their ex officio leader, the United Nations pooh-bahs have come up with a surefire way to stick it to the taxpayers of the world, while feathering their nests for all time. Its called making global warming/climate change a health issue at their very next summit in November 2015. Christiana Figueres, the top UN climate official, said upcoming negotiations on an international global warming accord should be viewed as a health...
  • What Are Animals Thinking? (Hint: More Than You Suspect)

    08/28/2014 7:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jeffrey Kluger
    The mind of an animal is a far richer, more complex thing than most people know as a new TIME book reveals.Lets be honest, youd probably rather die than wake up tomorrow morning and find out youd turned into an animal. Dying, after all, is inevitable, and theres even a certain dignity to it: Shakespeare did it, Einstein did it, Galileo and Washington and Twain all did it. And you, someone who was born a human and will live your life as a human, will end your life that way too. But living that life as an animal ...
  • Same-sex Adoption: Not as Harmless as Portrayed

    08/28/2014 12:44:46 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 28 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Published on American ThinkerBy Enza Ferreri You may often see articles in the media claiming that "research has shown" that children of same-sex couples are thriving, in fact are physically and psychologically doing just as well as, or even better than, children of couples who are - let me use this currently underused word - normal. Are these works reliable? In July such a study, carried out in Australia, was much trumpeted by that pillar of "progressive" thinking, The Washington Post, under the headline "Children of same-sex couples are happier and healthier than peers, research shows". Researcher Simon Crouch...
  • A Presidents Global Warming Treaty Tyranny

    08/28/2014 8:38:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Submitting the U.S. to the international communitys will without the consent of Congress In yet another demonstration of contempt for the Constitution, President Obama and his administration are pursuing what the New York Times characterizes as a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissionsabsent any input from Congress. The Constitution requires a two-thirds majority approval by the Senate to ratify any legally binding treaty. The Obama administration plans to sidestep that requirement by calling the agreement a politically binding deal that would substitute for an actual treaty. It would consist of...
  • Obama takes over from Maurice Strong as global warming/climate change guru

    08/27/2014 10:20:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/14 | Judi McLeod
    A new sun rose over the United Nations today and it's got the Barack Obama logo on it. In one of the most significant transitions of our lifetime, a mantle was passed today, yet most of humanity remains blissfully unaware of it. It couldnt be worse because just as the late and lamented author Henry Lamb predicted back in 1997, aging, health-hampered Global Warming/Climate Change Godfather Maurice Strong has been replaced by Barack Obama. The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratifications...
  • Lies and Dang Lies Environmentalists Tell

    08/27/2014 8:43:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Romantic love is often blind. This is nowhere made more evident than in the environmental infatuation, if not worship, of a natural world which the modern greens will never be able to save no matter how totalitarian the movement becomes. R. Mark Musser, author The green infatuation and Gaia worship were prominent in Hitlers time. Musser talks about the green Nazi motive of the Holocaust in his book, Nazi Oaks. Unbeknownst to many, the highway to modern environmentalism passed through Nazi Germany. By 1935, the Third Reich was the greenest regime on the planet. Environmentalists: Misinforming the public in...
  • Obamas Desperate Climate Change Plan

    08/27/2014 7:30:08 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 17 replies
    The New York Times has a splashy front page article today thats sure to warm the hearts of global warming fanatic. It likely will cause opponents of so-called climate change to burn with the rage of a thousand suns. In fact, we should not get excited at all. President Obama is working on a non-binding international agreement on climate change. It would name and shame countries that dont comply with its strict standards. Those pushing this agreement believe it has legal and political magic. In reality, it wont be worth the paper its written on. Obama cannot get a climate...
  • Three-Parent Babies: They Already Exist

    08/26/2014 11:15:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    onepeterfive ^ | August 26, 2014 | STEVE SKOJEC
    Back in March, I wrote a piece for CatholicVote about FDA evaluation of a process that would create multi-parent embryos: Things like this always begin for such seemingly noble scientific reasons, don’t they? But they rarely stop there. And of course in addition to creating tri-parent offspring, which creates ethical and genealogical nightmares in its own right, virtually every instance of embryonic modification involves a slew of violations of the moral law, from in-vitro fertilization to the destruction of fertilized human embryos — human life — deemed imperfect or unnecessary to achieve the desired outcome. This morning, I read...
  • If it quacks like a duck ... it must be a turtle

    08/26/2014 8:55:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/14 | Robert Felix
    Maunder Minimum and Global WarmingWhy Were Definitely Not Headed for Another Ice Age. When I saw that headline in Newsweek, I thought, do they know something that I dont? But once I read the article, it left me wondering how in the world they came to that conclusion. It reminds me of the great retort by paleontologist Robert Bakker to those who did not agree with his belief that many kinds of dinosaurs were birds. There are still a few of my colleagues who think if it walks like a duck, breathes like a duck and grows like a duck,...
  • A logical thought experiment about abortion

    08/26/2014 7:43:54 AM PDT · by Salman · 15 replies
    Pharyngula (blog) ^ | 23 Aug 2014 | PZ Meyers
    e can make all the philosophical and scientific arguments that anyone might want, but ultimately what it all reduces to is a simple question: do women have autonomous control of their bodies or not? Even if I thought embryos were conscious, aware beings writing poetry in the womb (I dont, and theyre not), Id have to bow out of any say in the decision the woman bearing responsibility has to make.
  • Michael Brown is shot 6 times, dies; Suge Knight is shot 6 times, walks to ambulance.

    08/25/2014 5:06:26 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 35 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Suge Knight and Michael Brown have two things in common. Both are very large men..about 6'4" and 300+ lbs. Both were shot multiple ( six) times. One died, and one walked to an ambulance.
  • Repeated and Uncontrollable Failures (The unbearable sadness of climate activism)

    08/23/2014 4:28:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Tim Blair Blog ^ | 8-16-2014 | Tim Blair
    The unbearable sadness of climate activism: Nicole Thornton remembers the exact moment her curious case of depression became too real to ignore. It was five years ago and the environmental scientist – a trained biologist and ecologist – was writing a rather dry PhD on responsible household water use. Fair enough. That would make anyone depressed. Thornton had always been easily upset by apathy towards, and denial of, environmental issues. But now she began to notice an oddly powerful personal reaction to "the small stuff" – like people littering, or neighbours chopping down an old tree. So, she's a bossy...
  • Mount Everest and Pollution

    08/22/2014 6:38:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/22/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Environmentalists have switched their assault on the world economy to a new frontier, previously unaffected by their agenda peaks, Mount Everest to be more specific, located between China and Nepal in the Himalayas. The 29,029 feet mountain is in danger. What is the crisis? According to the National Geographic team, the mountain is overcrowded with inexperienced climbers and polluted with waste. The nature of the pollution includes human corpses, human excrement, garbage leaking from glaciers, abandoned equipment, and overcrowding. How crowded could it be? Mark Jenkins described at 26,000 feet the dangerous inconvenience of more than 100 climbers moving...
  • The experiment: how much tax do we really pay?

    08/22/2014 5:32:51 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 44 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 8/22/14 | Steve Berman
    My wife and I decided to do a bit of downsizing this summer. We went through our budget, line by line, and set up new limits for what we spend. I am blessed with a good job, and we are not really hurting to make ends meet. But we noticed that our spending started to spiral up, up and away. Really, we have better things to do with our hard earned money than throw it away on stuff that doesnt matter. It took us several years to get from the financial Thelma and Louise I was when we were first...
  • Little Green Men Believe in Global Warming

    08/19/2014 9:39:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/19/14 | Judi McLeod
    Extraterrestrials are conveniently global warming believers Only Paul Hellyer, Canadas Defence Minister from 1963-67 under Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson who rose to Deputy Prime Minister under Pierre Elliott Trudeau, would tell you that not only do extraterrestrials exist, but they are getting ticked off with those earthlings who dont buy into Al Gore,/Maurice Strong man-mad global warming. And only Russian Television would be the first to break the scoop. Its not enough that earthbound worries like the far left jumping into bed with the expanding Islamic State-Caliphate; that Marxism is on the march in the U.S.A.; or that the...
  • CNN Wolf Blitzer: Why Dont Cops Shoot to Wound?

    08/18/2014 6:51:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 110 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Aug 17, 2014 | Robert Farago
    CNN Wolf Blitzer: Why Dont Cops Shoot to Wound? By Robert Farago on August 17, 2014 On Thursday, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked guest [lawyer] Jeffrey Toobin why police werent instructed to shoot to injure, instead of kill, talkingpointsmemo.com reports. Blitzers questions arose during a discussion on the unfurling conflict in Ferguson, Mo. over the fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. They often shoot to kill, Blitzer said of police. Why do they have to shoot to kill? Why cant they shoot a warning shot in the air, scare someone off if they think theyre in danger. Why...
  • The Great Israeli Iron Dome Hoax (You gonna believe me or your lying eyes?)

    08/18/2014 1:05:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The People's Voice ^ | August 17, 2014 | Stephen Lendman
    Call it a billion dollar + scam. Add another congressionally funded $225 million tax dollars. Expect millions more on request. In April 2002, noted MIT physicist Theodore Postol headlined his Technology Review article "Why Missile Defense Won't Work." The notion is more hoax than possibility. His reasoning was detailed and technical. What's supposed to work doesn't as claimed Hitting and destroying a missile with another one isn't possible. It may never be other than occasional lucky exceptions. Claims otherwise are fabricated to maintain funding and deceive populations into believing they're safe. According to Postol, "(t)his should be of profound...
  • Operation BlueStar --- Is this another Greenie Scheme?

    08/17/2014 6:49:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies
    http://dailytwocents.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | UberGeekgirl1
    Any one else heard of this....???**************************************************** Technology Latest posts by UberGeekgirl1 (see all) Safety in MMA - July 28, 2014R2-D2 USB Car Charger - July 27, 2014Minecraft Pocket Edition - July 26, 2014 Brown(governor of California) and Perry (governer of Texas) along with Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada are in a heated battle over a secret project known as Operation Bluestar. Alongside them are several members of Congress, international technology conglomerates across Asia, and several Silicon Valley heavyweights. All wanting to partner with Straubel on Operation Bluestar.Being called the new area 51, the stakes are high as the project will...
  • Greens are the Enemies of Energy

    08/17/2014 8:02:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/17/2014 | Alan Caruba
    America could literally become energy independent given its vast reserves of energy sources. .....The new EPA standards are expected to be announced in December. We better hope that the November midterm elections put enough new candidates into Congress to reject those standards or the cost of living in America, the capacity to produce electricity, the construction and expansion of our manufacturing sector will all worsen.