Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Today...As I See It!

De Omnibus Dubitandum

From the Climate Policy Network

1) Merkel’s ‘Green’ Shift Forces Germany To Burn More Coal - Bloomberg 20 August 2012

2)Russia Sees Shale Gas As Eventual Risk To Gazprom’s Revenue - Fox News, 29 August 2012

3)Benny Peiser: Europe ‘Dithering’ Over Joining Shale Revolution - Public Service Europe, 29 August 2012

4)Coal Greens Love Buoyed By Shale Gas Hydraulic Fracking - Bloomberg, 29 August 2012

5)US Energy Revolution: Fossil Fuels To Keep Booming No Matter Who’s President - CNN Money, 24 August 2012

From The American Council on Science and Health

Yesterday's Dispatch on a report warning parents about "toxic" school supplies stirred up some debate among our readers.

As  breast cancer research continues to make news, take a moment to catch  up on the latest in a two-part series of op-eds by our very own Dr.  Ross, featured on

Compared  to their normal-weight counterparts, overweight and obese women who  were previously diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely to have  their disease return or to die of cancer.

It's  always refreshing to see a journalist stand up for sound science,  especially since
it so rarely happens.

Medical  screening tests have become something of a double-edged sword: Though  they can  alert patients to certain medical conditions, more often, these  tests are unnecessary and lead to needless anxiety and over-treatment.


Last Hurrah of Nixon's 'New Majority'?
By Patrick J. BuchananIn the five elections since 1992, Republicans have won the popular vote once — in 2004. And while Mitt Romney is slightly ahead in polls today, reaching 270 electoral votes will be no easy task. The electoral map is becoming problematic.

The Rich Don't Pay Enough?
By Walter E. WilliamsPresident Obama and the Democratic Party harp about tax fairness. Here's my fairness question to you: What standard of fairness dictates that the top 10 percent of income earners pay 71 percent of the federal income tax burden while 47 percent of Americans pay absolutely nothing?

Unconventional Conventions
By Rich GalenPolitical conventions are important. But it is now obvious that they cannot survive in their current form, which has remained essentially unchanged since the first one in 1831.

Obama's Trillion Dollar Lies
By Terence P. JeffreyPresident Barack Obama has such ill-advised contempt for the intelligence of American taxpayers that he has become an habitual liar when talking about his plans to deal with a national debt that will imminently top $16 trillion.

Republicans, Torn Apart in Factions?
By L. Brent Bozell IIIIn Monday's New York Times, longtime political writer Adam Nagourney regurgitated the same old, tired political spin that the Republican Party is too conservative and exclusionary on "social issues" and that their divisive stands will hurt them with "mainstream" voters. The absurdity of this is stunning, considering that on these same "social issues," there is almost no way President Obama can be further out on the other "extreme."

Obama's Sneaky, Deadly, Costly Car Tax
By Michelle Malkin
While all eyes were on the Republican National Convention in Tampa and Hurricane Isaac on the Gulf Coast, the White House was quietly jacking up the price of automobiles and putting future drivers at risk. 

From the RedState Morning Briefing

Last night in Tampa, FL, Ann Romney wowed the crowd. She was personable, personal, and did her best to make her husband relatable. At the same time, the Democratic National Convention was rounding out its list of speakers. While Ann Romney, Chris Christie, and the rest of the Republicans are focused on the future of this country and the way to create jobs, the Democrats are turning their convention into a celebration of the right to kill kids. Please click here to read the rest of the post.

Prior to the beating of Kenneth Gladney, the Service Employees International Union (or SEIU) flew under the public’s radar. Many Americans had never heard of then-SEIU boss Andy Stern and his merry band of purple goons*. Since the Gladney beating, however, the SEIU has earned the reputation once held by such notorious unions as the once mafia-controlled Teamsters or Longshoremen. Now, with the internet replacing the mainstream media as a major source where Americans get their news, tracking the bad actors inside today’s unions like the SEIU has never been easier.  Take, for example, the story of the Connecticut nursing home patients who were recently put in harm’s way when the SEIU abandoned them for picket lines. Were it not for the internet (and a long memory), finding the story about the SEIU’s 2001 nursing home strike where “equipment and sterile medical supplies had been tampered with, patient identification bracelets were removed, drugs were missing and a door to a supply room containing oxygen had been glued shut” would have laborious, if not impossible. Please click here to read the rest of the post.

Several days before the August congressional recess, we noted that some conservatives were considering abjuring the House budget in favor of a 6-month CR to fund the beginning of FY 2013 in October. Their rationale was to defer the major spending fights until 2013, when presumably, we would have more control over the final outcome. Additionally, the original intent of this plan was to deny the Democrats and moderate Republicans the opportunity to use a must-pass spending bill to tack on tax increases and other bad proposals during the lame duck session. Please click here to read the rest of the post.

From Personal Liberty Alerts

Faking The News »
In HBO's "The Newsroom," anchor Will McAvoy struggles with a career built on merely reporting the news and his internal desire to excoriate everyone who doesn't share his contempt for himself and his country. In a recent episode, he lambasted the Tea Party. More »

 Is Romney A Birther? »
On the campaign stump last week, Mitt Romney took a thinly veiled swipe at President Barack Obama's birth certificate controversy when he said to a crowd in Michigan: "No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate." More »

DNC Turns Down Catholic Blessing, Plans For Islamic Prayer Instead »
The Democratic National Convention will be supporting an Islamic Jumah prayer, a prayer said by Muslims on Fridays. The event is "intended to address the concerns and issues that are challenging to the American Muslim citizens in the 21st century."  More »

'2016: Obama's America' Receives Negative Review From AP »
The anti-Barack Obama film "2016: Obama's America" has been a hit at the box office. But not everyone appreciates the documentary. The Associated Press recently gave the movie a negative review. More »

Administrative Subpoena Loved By Government Spies »
Americans believe that the Bill of Rights, or what is left of it, protects them from unreasonable and warrantless search and seizure under the 4th Amendment. This simply isn't true, and hundreds of thousands of warrantless searches are likely under way as you read this. More »

School Board Victimizes 3-Year-Old Deaf Boy »
A Nebraska school district is telling the parents of a deaf 3-year-old boy that the sign language for his name, Hunter Spanjer, looks too much like a gun and must be changed. Hunter uses Signing Exact English (S.E.E.), the standard sign language, for his name. More »

Agenda 21 And Executive Orders
As of July 26, President Barack Obama has issued 133 executive orders. The definition of the executive order (EO) is: "noun. (often initial capital letters) an order having the force of law issued by the President of the U.S. to the army, navy, or other part of the executive branch of the government." Some of the 133 EOs relate to, or aim at, the implementation of Agenda 21. More »


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