Articles: Steyn puts Warmists in the Dock Great Book by Steyn! “Almost all focus on damning observations about Mann’s methods, conclusions, and harassment of dissenting scientists.. Thus, the book isn’t a broadside against climate change but rather a barrage against Mann, the inventor of global warming’s propaganda icon — the “hockey stick” diagram of global temperature…Steyn explains the “97% of all scientists” mantra that Mann and Obama throw around whenever the “settled science” of climate change is at issue…97% comes from a survey conducted for a thesis by a grad student who, having received 3,146 responses to a two-question online questionnaire sent to 10,257 earth scientists, eventually identified 77 “experts” of which 75 (97%) were found to agree with the global warming hypothesis. There’s no word as yet on the identity and views of the other 10,180.”
NOAA Massively Ramps Up Their Temperature Fraud Ahead Of Paris Looks like there is data to back up global warming skeptics that Obama never wants to see the light of day! “As of last year, NOAA didn’t show much, if any August warming for almost 20 years. That didn’t suit Barack Obama’s agenda, so they simply changed the data to make the hiatus disappear…NOAA has completely erased the 30 year cooling trend, and now simply fabricate imaginary data for the southern hemisphere.”
Critics: Obama Admin. Tries To Hide Land Grab From Western States More rights taken away from Western land owners and states!!”Successful sage grouse conservation depends on cooperation, and the willing help of private landowners and others, an approach many states have successfully implemented but that the punitive fed land use plans unfortunately counteract.” Seasholes added…”Interior’s plan will provide habitat protections for grouse over 67 million acres, which include 12 million acres with severe limitations on oil and gas exploration. Repub. lawmakers bashed the plan, saying it was a ruse to distract westerners from the fact the govt was tightening controls over their economies.“ Now, successful conservation done at the state level will be in vain,” Bishop said. “The new command and control federal plan will not help the bird, but it will control the West, the real goal of the Obama Adm.”
Senators Fight To Protect Abortion Survivors After Losing 20-Week Ban “Senators introduced a bill to protect babies who survive abortion. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would require doctors to take the same amount of life-saving measures for infants who survive an abortion as they would with any other newborn baby.. Sen. Sasse and 20 other senators co-sponsored the bill, identical to another bill the House passed last week. The bill was proposed in the wake of the defeat of a 20-week abortion ban, which Sen Dems and two Reps voted to block today. Though the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act received a majority of support, the final tally of 54 votes in favor and 42 against was still six votes short of the 60 required to pass…The WH said Obama will veto any such bill… The bill would hold abortionists accountable by legally discouraging them from behaving like Gosnell.”
US-trained Division 30 rebels ‘betray US and hand weapons over to al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria’ Nothing is going well in the Middle East for the US! “US Central Command confirmed 70 grads of the Syria “train and equip” programme had re-entered Syria with their weapons and equipment and were operating as New Syrian Forces alongside Syrian.. anti-Isil forces.The latest disaster, if true, will be the second to befall the programme. Last month, after the first group of fighters re-entered, the militia was attacked by al-Nusra, which stormed its headquarters and kidnapped a number of its members.At the weekend, the group’s chief of staff also resigned, saying the training programme was “not serious”. The latest developments have only added to the scorn heaped on the much-criticized $500 million program, which aimed to forge a 5,400-strong force of “moderate” rebels to combat Isil.” Only 5 remain.
U.S. military indifference to Afghan sex abuse led boy to kill Marines, lawsuit claims “Despite warnings that chief Jan, and his boy entourage should be expelled from Forward Operating Base Delhi, Marine Corps commanders let him stay. On Aug. 10, one of his “tea boys” gunned down the 3 Marines, including Lance Cpl. Buckley whose parents are fighting a lawsuit. There was no investigation of.. Jan or the unknown boys and young men he brought onto FOB Delhi,” states the lawsuit…Carroll, who is representing Maj. Brezler and Mr. Bowe, said that indifference to child rape is the reason 3 Marines are dead.“ Not only did the Marines allow Jan to rape nine men and boys on base, one of whom murdered 3 Marines, the Marine commander also lowered base security twice in deference of Afghan cultural sensibilities, despite Jason Brezler’s warning of the threats posed by Sarwan Jan.” The WH is now outraged over this??
Hillary is dealing with mounting health issues, new book claims If this book is correct, Hillary is indeed too sick to run!! “Hillary Clinton faces “mounting health issues” — and she’s secretly worried that she’s too sick to run for president, according to a new book.The 67-year-old Democratic front-runner has been “frequently plagued” by “blinding headaches” and a series of strokes over the course of the campaign which have left her second-guessing her chances of winning in 2016, says the upcoming book “Unlikeable — The Problem with Hillary…But Klein says the former first lady is keeping her medical ailments under wraps.“ There were incidents on the campaign trail when she felt faint and nearly swooned,” he claimed. “Those incidents were kept secret.””
Pope Francis appeases the Castros in repressive Cuba “The pope is spending four days in a country whose Communist dictatorship has remained unrelenting in its repression of free speech, political dissent and other human rights despite a warming of relations with the Vatican and the US.. by the end, the pope had said nothing that might discomfit his official hosts. Pope Francis met with Fidel Castro but not with any members of the dissident community in or outside of prison…2 opposition activists were invited to greet the pope at Havana’s cathedral Sunday but were arrested on the way. Dozens of other dissidents were detained when they attempted to attend an open air Mass. They needn’t have bothered: The pope said nothing in his homily about their cause, or even political freedom. Those hunting for a message had to settle for a cryptic declaration that “service is never ideological.”
Is bigger better? 54,000 students and growing, U. of Central Florida storms higher ed. “UCF and ASU are in the vanguard of an insurgency that aims to demolish the popular belief that exclusivity is a virtue in higher education. They stand for access on a grand scale, arguing that breakneck growth serves a nation in desperate need of a better-educated workforce. They also are pursuing a new financial model that enables public universities to thrive even when state support dwindles. Their solution, possibly a blueprint for others around the country, combines a bustling traditional campus with an ever-widening menu of online and semi-online courses. And they’re doing it at a relatively low price.”
You Rock, Reps. Corcoran, O’Toole, Baxley; Not This Week, Murphy or Bush The Achievers according to Dean: Rep.Richard Corcoran. One of his ideas is to prohibit state legislators from accepting non-elected govt jobs for 6 years once they leave office..and wants to ban elected officials from taking a job with a company that receives state dollars while they serve in office. Rep. Marlene O’Toole, the House education chair, told reporters that if parents want their kids to opt out of state testing, they should be able to send them to private schools where the state rules don’t apply. And she’s right. By law, public school students must be tested,.. but instead have the law changed…State Rep. Dennis Baxley…has filed HB 169, a proposal to force prosecutors in the evidentiary hearings, to bear the burden of proof in establishing beyond a reasonable doubt whether a defendant is entitled to claim self-defense.”
In Obamacare Mandate Case, Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Religious Freedom
Good news for Religious Freedom!! “A three-judge panel of the Eighth Circuit agreed—becoming the first appeals court to rule in favor of religious freedom in the many cases against this regulation. The court issued a second opinion in a related case, relying on the reasoning of its CNS and Heartland decision. The panel found that the burden on CNS’ and Heartland’s religious exercise “mirrors the substantial burden recognized by the Supreme Court in Hobby Lobby.” They face “the same consequences for noncompliance,” including “substantial monetary penalties.” Refusing to comply comes with the threat of devastating fines up to $100 per employee per day. The panel reiterated the Supreme Court’s observation in Hobby Lobby that “[i]f these consequences do not amount to a substantial burden, it is hard to see what would.”
School bus carrying 27 kids plunges into water, 10-year-old springs into action; 1 injury reported in aftermath What a hero this 10 year old is!!”As other kids scrambled crying and screaming from the bus, the Mary E. Bryant Elementary School safety patroller grabbed a kindergartner. Her arms were wrapped tightly around Nicholas’ neck as he climbed out of the bus and took her to safe, dry land.Then the fifth-grader went back into the half-submerged bus and came out with two more kids, a first- and second-grader.”It wouldn’t be fair if they died and I lived,” said Nicholas afterward, still wearing his damp, electric-lime fluorescent safety patrol belt.”
Lawmaker: Terror intel manipulation dates back to at least 2012 Must Read! “The manipulation of intelligence to downplay the strength of terror groups is far more extensive and goes back to at least 2012..The Defense IG and congressional investigators are reviewing claims that intelligence on ISIS was manipulated to present a more positive picture of the U.S. strategy’s effectiveness..Analysts at CENTCOM.. were tasked with reviewing the documents recovered from bin Laden’s compound. In 2013, Nunes went to Fl for a briefing.. but the intelligence analysts he expected to meet were not there. Instead, he was told the analysts were not working.. “We found out not only were they there, they were prepared to brief..The message that the analysts were not available was delivered by Maj. Gen. Berrier, who headed the intelligence wing, but the congressman said the interference had to come from higher up.”
Feds Regulate Away Airboat Jobs in Florida More job losses because of Fed.Regs! “Regulators have officially won the battle to implement rules written into a 1989 congressional act that expanded the Everglades national park areas to include 1.5 million acres of wetlands commonly used by both commercial and private airboat operators. After the passage of that act, Congress wanted the area managed as a protected wetland preserve, but airboat operators went to war over the classification, saying that the changes would destroy the businesses that have been around longer than the federally-mandated park.For most airboat operators, these new rules mean that they only have a few months left before their businesses are forcibly shut down. Park services plans to partner (read: buy out and control) just four commercial operators..”
Watchdog finds widespread fraud at U.S. Census Bureau There is major criminal activity in this newest scandal at the US Census. Let’s see how fast people are fired and charged with fraud, etc. The inspector general found that dozens of employees claimed to have worked at least 19,162 hours during which they actually did not work at all between 2010-14. The “time and attendance abuse” drained nearly $1.1 million.But after a whistleblower alerted the agency watchdog to the billing scheme, census officials attempted to “intimidate” anyone who was cooperating with the IG investigation..”At an office social event held for an.. employee, this employee held a knife in his hand to cut the cake and, while making a stabbing motion with his arm, said something to the effect of, ‘This is for who went to the OIG!'” the IG said.”