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  • Here Are 24 Alternate Names For U.S. Army Forts And Military Bases

    06/11/2020 3:30:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 11, 2020 | Anominous
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he “will not even consider” renaming military bases like Fort Hood or Fort Bragg. But perhaps it is still worth considering the possibilities of offering recruits more truth in advertising via modern names. The following suggestions were sent in to us at The Federalist as potential solutions for this thorny problem: Fort I Just Wanted Tuition Assistance Fort 100% Promotion Rate Fort 24% Interest Rate On A Camaro Fort Distract Everyone With New Uniforms Fort We’ve Been Using The Same Small Arms For Fifty Years But The Navy Needs A New Carrier Fort Don’t...
  • Climate Alarmist Naomi Klein Uses Pandemic to Whine Over ‘Coronavirus Capitalism’

    03/19/2020 3:51:51 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/19/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Environmentalism seems to have entered into an extremely weird phase. A great example is lefty climate alarmist Naomi Klein trying to use the coronavirus pandemic to stoke fear and anger over capitalism in an eight minute and forty-eight second video. She slammed “coronavirus capitalism” and whined that the climate is more important than economic stability during the coronavirus pandemic: “China, for its part, is indicating that it will relax environmental standards to stimulate its economy, which would wipe out the one major benefit the crisis has produced so far: a marked drop in that country’s lethal air pollution,” [emphasis added]....
  • WHO Says Coronavirus Death Rate Is 3.4% Globally, Higher Than Previously Thought

    03/03/2020 3:07:04 PM PST · by kristinn · 233 replies
    CNBC ^ | Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | Berkeley Lovelace, Jr. and Noah Higgins-Dunn
    World health officials said Tuesday the case fatality rate for COVID-19 is 3.4% globally, higher than previous estimates of about 2%. “Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press briefing at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva. In comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1% of those infected, he said. ...During a press briefing Monday, WHO officials said they don’t know how COVID-19 behaves, saying it’s not like influenza. They added that while much is known about the seasonal flu, such as how it’s transmitted and what treatments work...
  • Bill Gates: Coronavirus may be ‘once-in-a-century pathogen we’ve been worried about’

    02/28/2020 3:01:53 PM PST · by NRx · 89 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02-28-2020 | Noah Higgins-Dunn
    Billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said the coronavirus that has killed at least 2,859 people and infected more than 83,700 globally may be the “once-in-a-century pathogen we’ve been worried about.” “I hope it’s not that bad, but we should assume it will be until we know otherwise,” Gates wrote in an article published Friday in The New England Journal of Medicine. Gates and his wife, Melinda, founded The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000 to help improve world health and combat extreme poverty. The foundation announced Feb. 5 that it would donate $100 million to help find treatments...
  • Why the Presidency Can’t Just Go Back to ‘Normal’ After Trump

    02/22/2020 8:59:15 AM PST · by ransomnote · 65 replies
    politico.com ^ | 02/15/2020 | JOSHUA ZEITZ
    SNIP Here’s the problem: Many of these “presidential norms and traditions” that Trump has left by the wayside aren’t timeless at all; they’re actually quite new. They grew up alongside and in reaction to the expansion of both the federal state and the presidency—a process that began in the early 20th century but gained steam from the 1930s onward. With the growth of what Arthur Schlesinger Jr. called the “imperial presidency,” each occupant of the Oval Office has left his imprimatur on the development of what we think of as normative presidential conduct. That means that whatever impact Trump has...
  • Honeybees may be wiped out in 10 years

    01/24/2008 7:37:16 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 22 replies · 482+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | Sunday, January 20, 2008 | Jasper Copping
    Honeybees will die out in Britain within a decade as virulent diseases and parasites spread through the nation's hives, experts have warned. Whole colonies of bees are already being wiped out, with current methods of pest control unable to stop the problem. The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) said that if the crisis continued, honeybees would disappear completely from Britain by 2018, causing "calamitous" economic and environmental problems. It called on the Government to restart shelved research programmes and to fund new ones to try to save the insects. Tim Lovett, the association's president, said: "The situation has become insupportable and...
  • Burnt toast could be more toxic than TRAFFIC FUMES, scientists warn

    02/17/2019 8:27:12 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 117 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | February 17, 2019 | Jon Rogers
    Burnt toast can expose people to more pollution than if they were standing at a busy road junction, a study has claimed. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin found burnt toast was especially harmful and the safest way was to “go for gold” – allowing the bread to turn a light gold colour. The team of experts built a mock-up of a three-bed house and equipped it with monitors to assess how everyday activities impacted on air quality. Roasting and frying can also prove to be toxic, the research found. Researchers in the US found the least harmful...
  • EMP Commission warns ‘blackout’ of electricity, food, water to last ‘year or longer,’ (TR)

    05/14/2018 8:37:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 113 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 9, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    In this May 21, 1956, file photo, the stem of a hydrogen bomb, the first such nuclear device dropped from a U.S. aircraft, moves upward through a heavy cloud and comes through the top of the cloud, after the bomb was detonated over Namu Island in the Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said his country may conduct a "historic" hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean. Many experts think North Korea wouldn't do something so risky, but it's hard to rule out given North Korea's steadily expanding nuclear and missile tests. AP Parts...
  • After Deepwater Horizon spill, oyster size did not change

    01/10/2017 7:42:04 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 34 replies
    Contrary to their own scientific intuition, Cornell researchers found that the body size of intertidal oysters didn’t change after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. This offers evidence that either the mollusks recovered rapidly or that the accident lacked the severity to affect growth. After the initial explosion April 20, 2010, which sank the Deepwater Horizon semi-submersible rig, about 3.2 million barrels of oil poured into the northern Gulf of Mexico until the well was capped July 15. The scientists believe that the travel distance of the oil gave it time to degrade, and bacterial...
  • Amanpour calls for media jihad against Trump (Just woke up did she?)

    11/25/2016 5:47:41 AM PST · by rktman · 78 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/25/2016 | unknown
    'Don't stand for being called or labeled 'lying' or 'crooked' or 'failing' CNN’s Christiane Amanpour called for left-wing press unity in opposition to President-elect Donald Trump during the 2016 International Press Freedom Awards on Wednesday. Accepting an award acknowledging her ostensible contributions to “press freedom,” Amanpour issued her call to arms via a prepared speech. Amanpour began with alarmism, framing Trump as a dictator-in-progress:
  • Audubon Goes over the Edge (Jan/Feb 2016 issue promotes anti-science alarmism)

    02/04/2016 8:37:00 AM PST · by Twotone · 6 replies
    Master Resource ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Bob Endlich
    The cover of the January-February 2016 issue of Audubon Magazine proclaims: Arctic on the Edge: As global warming opens our most critical bird habitat, the world is closing in. In reality, it is the magazine's writers and editors who have gone over the edge with their misleading reports on the Arctic.
  • Harrison Ford, Owner of 'Enviable Collection of Aircraft,' Lectures World About Climate Change

    12/15/2015 8:43:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/15/2015 | Walter Hudson
    The December 18 release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be the most anticipated in film history. The film will feature the return of characters not seen onscreen since 1983. Among those will be smuggler and scruffy-looking scoundrel Han Solo, portrayed by the legendary Harrison Ford.Promoting the film in an Australian interview, Ford plotted an odd course toward a different sort of fantasy, climate change hysteria. From ABC News Online: The veteran star of the Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchises did not mince words when pointing out his disdain for arguments between leaders and countries. "People think...
  • Sen. Cruz Confronts the Dogma of Climate Change Alarmism

    12/09/2015 7:09:12 AM PST · by Isara · 7 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | December 8, 2015
    "Public policy should follow actual data, not political and partisan claims that run contrary to evidence" Full Video: Sen. Cruz Climate Science Hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today examined the “inconvenient truth” surrounding the debate over how to interpret climate science data in a hearing titled “Data or Dogma? Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate over the Magnitude of Human Impact on Earth’s Climate.” While many global warming alarmists claim the debate is over and have increased political pressure to silence those who have a different interpretation of the data concerning climate change, Mark Steyn, a...
  • Climate skepticism is just bad science: "There is no cohesive, consistent alternative theory.."

    12/06/2015 1:40:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Salon ^ | December 5, 2015 | Michael Shermer
    Climate skepticism is just bad science: "There is no cohesive, consistent alternative theory to human-caused global warming" At some point in the history of all scientific theories, only a minority of scientists-or even just one-supported them, before evidence accumulated to the point of general acceptance. The Copernican model, germ theory, the vaccination principle, evolutionary theory, plate tectonics and the big bang theory were all once heretical ideas that became consensus science. How did this happen? An answer may be found in what 19th-century philosopher of science William Whewell called a 'consilience of inductions." For a theory to be accepted, Whewell...
  • OBAMA TO ROLLING STONE: CLIMATE CHANGE IS SO TERRIBLE I DARE NOT TELL YOU THE FULL TRUTH

    09/24/2015 1:27:42 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 23,"2016 | by JAMES DELINGPOL
    Earlier in the interview, Goodell has used a rude word. But it’s allowed – the president brushes it off with a smile – because it reflects the seriousness of the terrible shit (oops, now I’m at it) in which we find ourselves. “Doesn’t it scare the shit out of you sometimes?” Goodell asks the president. (He means climate change). “Part of my job is to read stuff that terrifies me all the time,” replies the president. That, there, folks is the non-denial denial. What Obama is doing there, as above, is leaving open the possibility in the viewer’s mind that,...
  • Have three climate change scientists been ASSASSINATED? The astonishing claim made by professor

    07/25/2015 4:41:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/25/15 | Gemma Mullin
    Have three climate change scientists been ASSASSINATED? The astonishing claim made by a Cambridge professor A Cambridge professor has claimed that three scientists investigating climate change in the Arctic may have been assassinated. Professor Peter Wadhams insists Seymour Laxon, Katharine Giles and Tim Boyd could have been murdered by someone possibly working for the oil industry or within government forces. The trio had been studying the polar ice caps - with a focus on sea ice - when they died within a few months of each other in 2013.
  • How an Actress Made $1B Tapping Into a Chemophobe Nation’s Fears

    06/23/2015 9:27:01 AM PDT · by Rio · 106 replies
    Chem.Info ^ | 6/22/2015 | Meagan Parrish
    If you wanted to clear a room full of nervous mothers of small children you could to it by yelling one word: “Chemicals!” Jessica Alba — famous for her roles in “Fantastic Four” and “Little Fockers” — knows this, and has built a booming business around modern, hand-wringing parents who worry about the prevalence of chemicals in everything, from toys to food. The company she co-founded, called The Honest Co., launched in 2012 selling personal care and home products for little ones like diapers, bath products, laundry detergent and more — all made with nontoxic ingredients. The company now touts...
  • Lies and the Lying Sinkholes Who Caption Them

    04/04/2015 6:06:03 PM PDT · by absentee · 3 replies
    Rabble Writer ^ | 4/4/15 | Caleb Howe
    Global Warming Alarmists Lie In Order To Frighten You The Day After Tomorrow is a disaster movie. The plot is fiction, a typical apocalypse story line common in film about the folly of man bringing about his ultimate demise. Fiction. Not too shabby fiction, either. Fiction, I am given to understand, means imaginary, made up, or not true. Still, the movie, like all of the genre, is also a warning to man: be not proud. Put down the nanobots, step away from Skynet, and for Gaia's sake, do not drive that Hummer. The point being, using a story to dramatize...
  • Climate Reporting Chaos in Oregon

    11/17/2014 10:31:27 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/17/14 | Sierra Rayne
    The catastrophic predictions do not match up with historical trends For some reason, I don’t find it surprising that Oregon is a hotbed of climate alarmism. Thus, when the Portland Tribune recently published an article describing how Oregon’s “warmer climate imperils our health,” it seemed appropriate to look further into the claims being made. Apparently, climate change in Oregon will lead to “less snow on Mount Hood? [but] we can live with that.” Interesting, given how there has been no significant trend in maximum overwinter snowpack on Mount Hood since records began in 1981. Indeed, according to an article in...
  • Apollo Astronaut: Climate Alarmism Is the ‘Biggest Fraud in the Field of Science’

    07/04/2014 11:44:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    CNS ^ | July 2, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    97% Climate Consensus ‘Most Nonsensical, Stupid Number in the World’ Climate alarmism is "the biggest fraud in the field of science" and the 97% consensus claim is nonsensical, Apollo 7 astronaut Walter Cunningham tells MRCTV in a preview of his presentation at the upcoming Heartland Institute climate conference, July 7-9. "Since about 2000, I looked farther and farther into it," Col. Cunningham (USMC, Ret.) tells MRCTV in an exclusive interview. "I found that not one of the claims that the alarmists were making out there had any bearings, whatsoever. And, so, it was kind of a no-brainer to come to...