Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Appeals Judge Demands Justice Department Clarify Obama's Remarks On Judicial Review - Investors.com

Appeals Judge Demands Justice Department Clarify Obama's Remarks On Judicial Review - Investors.com: ""I want to be sure that you are telling us that the attorney general and the Department of Justice do recognize the authority of the federal courts through unelected judges to strike acts of Congress or portions thereof in appropriate cases," Smith said."

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Obama Blasts Free Market Economics As The World Is Largely Embracing It - Investors.com

Obama Blasts Free Market Economics As The World Is Largely Embracing It - Investors.com: "Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Chapman, who first spotted the incredible World Bank report released Feb. 29, noted Thursday the cut in the world poverty rate coincided exactly with global gains in economic freedom. "

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Real Employment Data Are Bleak And Don't Look Good For An Obama Re-Election - Investors.com

The Real Employment Data Are Bleak And Don't Look Good For An Obama Re-Election - Investors.com: "CBO report: "The share of unemployed people looking for work for more than six months — referred to as the long-term unemployed — topped 40% in December 2009 for the first time since 1948, when such data began to be collected; it has remained above that level ever since.""

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

White House Underestimated 2012 Deficit By 138%... - Deficit - Fox Nation

White House Underestimated 2012 Deficit By 138%... - Deficit - Fox Nation: "the White House does not have a good record in estimating what the federal deficit will be in future years.

In February 2009, Obama submitted his first budget to Congress. It boldly predicted that the federal deficit would decrease dramatically during Obama’s term, dropping from an estimated $1.841 trillion in fiscal 2009 to $557.4 billion in fiscal 2012."

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Friday, February 10, 2012

The best article on wind farms you will ever read – Telegraph Blogs

The best article on wind farms you will ever read – Telegraph Blogs: "Have a look at this debate between pro-renewables campaigner Jonathan Pyke and Mark Duchamp of the European Platform Against Wind Farms in The Earth Times and you'll see what I mean:
Q: How accurate is the argument that wind turbines have to be 'backed-up' by alternative sources of power, eg nuclear or coal, due to the irregularity of wind?
Jonathan: It's not accurate and I think it stems from a misunderstanding about what wind energy is for. It's better to think of wind as the back-up for gas, allowing us to make much better use of our existing fossil fuel power plants than relying on gas alone. "

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'Germany's George Monbiot' turns climate sceptic – Telegraph Blogs

'Germany's George Monbiot' turns climate sceptic – Telegraph Blogs: "One of the fathers of Germany’s modern green movement, Professor Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt, a social democrat and green activist, decided to author a climate science skeptical book together with geologist/paleontologist Dr. Sebastian L√ľning. Vahrenholt’s skepticism started when he was asked to review an IPCC report on renewable energy. He found hundreds of errors. When he pointed them out, IPCC officials simply brushed them aside. Stunned, he asked himself, “Is this the way they approached the climate assessment reports?”"

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RealClearPolitics - The Galileo of Global Warming

RealClearPolitics - The Galileo of Global Warming: "Those who have followed the global warming controversy over the years may recall that cloud-formation is one of the major gaps in the computerized climate "models" used by the consensus scientists to predict global warming. They have never had a theory to explain how and why clouds form or to account accurately for their effect on the climate. Svensmark has smashed through this glaring gap in their theory."

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Wind Power Does Not Equal Job Power - ABC News

Wind Power Does Not Equal Job Power - ABC News: ""Most of the jobs are going overseas," said Russ Choma at the Investigative Reporting Workshop. He analyzed which foreign firms had accepted the most stimulus money. "According to our estimates, about 6,000 jobs have been created overseas, and maybe a couple hundred have been created in the U.S."

Even with the infusion of so much stimulus money, a recent report by American Wind Energy Association showed a drop in U.S. wind manufacturing jobs last year."

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Friday, January 27, 2012

State of the Union Flop - Charles Krauthammer - National Review Online

State of the Union Flop - Charles Krauthammer - National Review Online: "Back to the decade-old Democratic obsession with the Bush tax cuts, the crusade for a tax hike of all of 4.6 points for 2 percent of households — ten years of which wouldn’t cover the cost of Obama’s 2009 stimulus alone.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Review & Outlook: The Greece Next Door - WSJ.com

Review & Outlook: The Greece Next Door - WSJ.com: "Only a year ago, Governor Pat Quinn and his fellow Democrats raised individual income taxes by 67% and the corporate tax rate by 46%. They did it to raise $7 billion in revenue, as the Governor put it, to "get Illinois back on fiscal sound footing" and improve the state's credit rating.

So much for that. In its downgrade statement, Moody's panned Illinois lawmakers for "a legislative session in which the state took no steps to implement lasting solutions to its severe pension underfunding or to its chronic bill payment delays.""

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Rejecting the Keystone pipeline is an act of insanity - The Washington Post

Rejecting the Keystone pipeline is an act of insanity - The Washington Post: "President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico is an act of national insanity. It isn’t often that a president makes a decision that has no redeeming virtues and — beyond the symbolism — won’t even advance the goals of the groups that demanded it. All it tells us is that Obama is so obsessed with his reelection that, through some sort of political calculus, he believes that placating his environmental supporters will improve his chances."

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Obama’s Keystone pipeline rejection is hard to accept - The Washington Post

Obama’s Keystone pipeline rejection is hard to accept - The Washington Post: "We almost hope this was a political call because, on the substance, there should be no question. Without the pipeline, Canada would still export its bitumen — with long-term trends in the global market, it’s far too valuable to keep in the ground — but it would go to China. "

And, as a State Department report found, U.S. refineries would still import low-quality crude — just from the Middle East. Stopping the pipeline, then, wouldn’t do anything to reduce global warming, but it would almost certainly require more oil to be transported across oceans in tankers.

Environmentalists and Nebraska politicians say that the route TransCanada proposed might threaten the state’s ecologically sensitive Sand Hills region. But TransCanada has been willing to tweak the route, in consultation with Nebraska officials, even though a government analysis last year concluded that the original one would have “limited adverse environmental impacts.” Surely the Obama administration didn’t have to declare the whole project contrary to the national interest — that’s the standard State was supposed to apply — and force the company to start all over again.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

President Obama's top 10 constitutional violations | The Daily Caller

President Obama's top 10 constitutional violations | The Daily Caller: "“Federalism is more than an exercise in setting the boundary between different institutions of government for their own integrity,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for a unanimous Supreme Court earlier this year. “By denying any one government complete jurisdiction over all the concerns of public life,” Kennedy continued, “federalism protects the liberty of the individual from arbitrary power.” If the federal government acts outside the scope of its delegated and carefully enumerated powers, then it’s no better than an armed mob.

The Obama administration and its allies in Congress have perpetrated more than their share of such mob-like actions. While it’s hard to narrow them down, here’s my stab at the government’s top 10 constitutional violations since President Obama took office."

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Stem cells | Embryos | Geron Corp. | The Daily Caller

Stem cells | Embryos | Geron Corp. | The Daily Caller: "From 2000 onwards, “Democrats and liberals were hyping the research absurdly,” Princeton professor Robert George, a member of President George. W. Bush’s Council on Bioethics, told The Daily Caller. “There was no real prospect of therapeutic uses of [Geron’s] embryonic stem cells.”

University of Pennsylvania bioethics professor Art Caplan agreed. “Companies like Geron tried to attract investors by over promising.”"

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

A small taste: NH samples Obamacare | New Hampshire OPINION01

A small taste: NH samples Obamacare | New Hampshire OPINION01: "Remember when President Obama said that if his health care “reform” law passed, you’d still get to keep your doctor? Medicare Advantage participants in the Granite State are finding out what a lie that was."

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Daniel B. Botkin: Absolute Certainty Is Not Scientific - WSJ.com

Daniel B. Botkin: Absolute Certainty Is Not Scientific - WSJ.com: "Some scientists make "period, end of story" claims that human-induced global warming definitely, absolutely either is or isn't happening. For me, the extreme limit of this attitude was expressed by economist Paul Krugman, also a Nobel laureate, who wrote in his New York Times column in June, "Betraying the Planet" that "as I watched the deniers make their arguments, I couldn't help thinking that I was watching a form of treason—treason against the planet." What had begun as a true scientific question with possibly major practical implications had become accepted as an infallible belief (or if you're on the other side, an infallible disbelief), and any further questions were met, Joe-McCarthy style, "with me or agin me.""

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Josh Mandel: Washington Targets Ohio Shale Gas - WSJ.com

Josh Mandel: Washington Targets Ohio Shale Gas - WSJ.com: "You might be asking yourself: Why would Washington block drilling in Ohio at the same time that Ohio manufacturers are adding jobs to support the state's growing oil and gas exploration? Thousands of middle-class families and out-of-work Ohioans are asking that same question.

Perhaps the most accurate answer is found in a statement by the president of the Laborers' International Union of North America after the Obama administration's recent decision to delay the Keystone XL pipeline. "The administration chose to support environmentalists over jobs," Terry O'Sullivan said. "Job-killers win, American workers lose.""

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Fire Sale on Electric Cars! - Robert Bryce - National Review Online

Fire Sale on Electric Cars! - Robert Bryce - National Review Online: "Sure, GM may be able to resolve the problems with the Volt. But the big hurdle, as Anderman pointed out last year, remains lackluster demand. Why would a car buyer choose a Volt, which gets 40 miles per gallon on the highway and costs $41,000, when he could get a Chevy Cruze, which is nearly identical in size, gets better mileage, and costs less than half as much?
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Weather’s Too Nice For Global Warming Alarmists - Latest Headlines - Investors.com

Weather’s Too Nice For Global Warming Alarmists - Latest Headlines - Investors.com: "Environment: Sunday will be the 2,232nd consecutive day that the U.S. has gone without being hit by a major hurricane. This is a big enough deal to be covered by the mainstream media. But of course it won't be.

"Since there won't be any intense hurricanes before next summer, the record will be shattered, with the days between intense hurricane landfalls likely to exceed 2,500 days," he writes in his blog.

Why is this significant? Because the global warming alarmists have been telling us that man's carbon dioxide emissions would bring bigger storms.

On Dec. 4, a new record will be set for the number of days between landfalls of category 3 or stronger storms. The previous streak, according to Roger Pielke Jr., began on Sept. 8, 1900, and ended on Oct. 19, 1906, when the Great Galveston Hurricane hit."

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