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Climate Prophets and Profiteers:
The most cynical part of
John Kerry´s climate-change speech

Wall Street Journal, by Bret Stephens

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Posted By:Aspenhuskerette, 2/17/2014 10:34:30 PM

The weirdest thing about John Kerry´s weekend speech on climate-change—other than the fact that this is the same guy who in 1997 voted to forbid the U.S. from signing the Kyoto Protocol—is that it begins by quoting something Maurice Strong said at the U.N.´s 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro: "Every bit of evidence I´ve seen persuades me that we are on a course leading to tragedy." Maurice who? Mr. Strong, a former oil executive from Canada (he was Pierre Trudeau´s pick to run state-owned Petro-Canada in the mid-1970s), was for many years the U.N.´s ultimate mandarin.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steph_gray, 2/17/2014 11:22:09 PM     (No. 9736517)

Excellent article, vote for Must Read. I was not aware that the WSJ had started defying the High Church of Climate Change. It´s great to see a paper at this level point out the fallacy and stupidity of calling questioners "deniers."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/17/2014 11:55:50 PM     (No. 9736534)

It is in the very nature of science and its scientific method to continually question, test, and confirm. Consensus is irrelevant. Science is never "settled." And thus far, regardless of how many purported scientists have weighed in, there is no indisputable confirmation that anthropogenic global warming is a proven fact.

Perhaps worst of all, the continued politicization of this issue has seriously damaged the very credibility of scientists worldwide. Their treatment of this as an unquestionable belief makes everything they say questionable and worthy of suspicion.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 2/18/2014 6:47:42 AM     (No. 9736638)

When John Kerry speaks, people either nod off or wait for him to say Genghis Khan.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 2/18/2014 6:48:37 AM     (No. 9736640)

The very epithet they hurl, "settled-science or climate denier," show they haven´t a clue about what science really is.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Poobah, 2/18/2014 6:53:29 AM     (No. 9736644)

In my view, the best rebuttal to the climate-change craziness is still this British documentary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52Mx0_8YEtg

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 2/18/2014 7:02:43 AM     (No. 9736654)

Unfit for Duty. Now that´s settled science.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/18/2014 7:21:24 AM     (No. 9736675)

When I saw and heard John Kerry this weekend, my first reaction was John Kerry ,the leech, has found a new mistress with a lot of money. His new mistress is the cult of "global warming." Just like the scammer Al Gore, John sees another way to enrich himself. He sounded to me like he had gone off the deep end mentally. What a SOS to represent our once great nation. We are showing the world we have an unlimited number of fools.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/18/2014 7:28:02 AM     (No. 9736686)

Chance the Gardener is giving him too much credit. At least what came out of Chance´s mouth could be interpreted as brilliant.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bubby, 2/18/2014 7:50:05 AM     (No. 9736705)

Heck I´m still waiting to see his medical records from Vietnam. He got three nicks (?) and was out of the war in three months. The lo-fo voters probably think he served a full tour. When the shooting started he got out of there fast. He´s a faux soldier like he is a faux scientist in addition to being a real gigolo. This man is the worst America can produce and he´s our Secretary of State!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dodge boy, 2/18/2014 8:16:35 AM     (No. 9736735)

Algore probably wrote the speech. Lurch wouldn´t know how to write something like this.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bpl40, 2/18/2014 8:29:38 AM     (No. 9736754)

Jinjis Cahn, who BTW served in VietNam, should stick to what he does best. Being a corrupt, non-taxpaying gigolo, shamelessly peddling outdated left wing ideology.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: fireboy, 2/18/2014 8:36:18 AM     (No. 9736761)

Warren Buffett makes money moving Canadian/North Dakota oil by rail. Buffett owns Heinz. Heinz owns Kerry. The Keystone pipeline will never be approved

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Reply 13 - Posted by: uno, 2/18/2014 8:43:22 AM     (No. 9736772)

Never take advice from someone who has gone through life using a Magic 8-Ball...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/18/2014 8:52:09 AM     (No. 9736779)

"Profound or void? Detective Columbo or Chance the gardener?"

How about Benedict Arnold?..."cut of ears...cut off heads...cut off limbs...randomly shot at civilians...razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan...shot cattle and dogs for fun...poisoned food stocks...and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam..."

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 2/18/2014 9:14:11 AM     (No. 9736817)

Kerry is a buffoon. He always has been and he always will be. The pathetic thing is that even as he pursues his liberal goals he screws it up. Gore got on the AGW bandwagon while there was money to be made. Kerry is jumping on as AGW is becoming more discredited by the day.

He is also scrambling around the world trying to "make peace" someplace so he will have a legacy of something more than a simpleton. Maybe he could get his own Nobel Peace trophy. But all who meet with him find him overbearing, obnoxious, and foolish. He has failed at everything yet walks around with his nose in the air thinking he has the answers to everything.

He is perfect for this narcissistic and incompetent administration.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: sherlock1, 2/18/2014 9:15:11 AM     (No. 9736819)

"When John Kerry speaks, people wonder: Is he seriously clever or totally oblivious?"

If you know anyone who actually wonders about that, don´t buy any stocks based on their recommendations.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 2/18/2014 9:25:49 AM     (No. 9736831)

I totally agree with #2, if it is settled science, why is so much grant money wasted on that which they are already are so certain is settled?

When I was young , I used to have respect for scientists and medical researchers, now, I make my own observations of the world around me and I consider the thoughts of those without an agenda. Not only have I lost respect for their diciplines, I now doubt their honesty.

“The greatest obstacle to progress in science is the illusion of knowledge. An illusion that we know already what is going on, when we don’t.” ~ Cardiff Professor Mike Disney – Longest serving member of Hubble Space Telescope Science Committee


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Reply 18 - Posted by: Felixcat, 2/18/2014 9:26:08 AM     (No. 9736832)

How many estates, does his wife own? How often do they fly to them on a private jet?

The last month or two of very cold weather here in Virginia has resulted in the local weathermen saying things like: this low has broken a record last set in the 1880s. The 1880s - ah yes, so much carbon based pollution from all the cars and trains back then.

This entire climate change is just one more way for the political and economic elites tofurther their control and oppression of the rest of us.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Clinger, 2/18/2014 9:27:29 AM     (No. 9736835)

Well I finally have some common ground with Mr. Kerry. I can see how climate change / global warming could lead to human suffering equal to that feared from WMD´s. However; it´s the damage to what´s left of our great nation caused by the scam that will create the damage. These idiots left unchecked will bring us down and the world along with us.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/18/2014 10:15:40 AM     (No. 9736902)

The absolute lunacy of controlling the entire world´s climate is built entirely on the Marxian COMMUNIST MADNESS that elite men can master and forcefully control human nature.
Trying to make a villain out of nature´s nutrient food CO2
is the desperate Communist´s last totalitarian attempt at world domination.
Communism has never worked, and yet Hollywood has protected it with sixty years of silence on the unbelievable horrors of Stalinist Soviet Communist terror
NO anti Communist films allowed EVER !
And our own, insane press, media, academe and most of Congress, continue to push dictatorial government down our tax choked throats with a forced fed, medical slave commune prison camp to tyrannically control all life an death. Our own Gulag.
Along with Hussein, Soros, Jaret, Reid, Puglosi, Schumer, Feinstein, Biden, Boxer, Waxman, madman John Kerry, wants to be the ultimate death camp tyrant.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: wendybird, 2/18/2014 10:18:20 AM     (No. 9736908)

I suspect that at some point we will become aware of how much is expended each year by global climate initiative type groups. Presently, anyone who eve suspects such an effort is considered delusional.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/18/2014 10:20:06 AM     (No. 9736912)

And don´t forget all of our many RINO traitors like McCain and Rubio.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: merc55h, 2/18/2014 10:26:34 AM     (No. 9736925)

Kerry? The war hero? Naaaa, a buffoon!!!!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: lana720, 2/18/2014 10:37:41 AM     (No. 9736947)

The effects of overdone Botox are yet to be discovered. Just listen to the disjointed thoughts and words of this guy and Pelosi.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: nevernaught, 2/18/2014 11:17:27 AM     (No. 9736999)

My Kerry vote is for pure stupidity and a state of consistent, uninterrupted mental oblivion. Sort of like a skinny Al Gore who buys beach houses when telling you the oceans are going to rise because of global warming during the current ice age.

Just don´t listen to them. You might just might suffer from the Peter Principle that affects this whole government from top to bottom.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: garyhope, 2/18/2014 11:28:15 AM     (No. 9737014)

Jon Francois Carry is a horse faced pompous fool, traitor, coward, gold digging gigolo and a narcissistic poseur who should be in prison for betraying his country and disrespecting our military.

Would you like to know what I really think of him? Don´t get me started.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: NotaBene, 2/18/2014 11:44:21 AM     (No. 9737042)

"Scientist" Michael Mann fabricated the hockey stick curve by splicing tree ring data to temperature readings. Temperatures did not rise for 18 years, the Arctic is covered in ice as the Great Lakes are, and Mann decides to sue National Review and Mark Steyn. This is not science, it is a United Nations hoax.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: little guy, 2/18/2014 11:59:33 AM     (No. 9737071)

Has our beautiful & wonderful country ever looked worse in the eyes of the world than having the man-child as POTUS and this clueless fool as SOS? How depressing.

The world may be warming up once again as it has gone up and down in temperature for eons. But to definitely say the warmth is "man-made" is the same type of science that originally told us that the world WAS flat, our world was the center of the universe, dragons walked at the ends of the earth, there were flying men living on the moon, minotaurs & unicorns are real, etc.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Franz, 2/18/2014 12:01:31 PM     (No. 9737076)

It should be noted that Kerry has switched to the new term Climate Change. This is because there has been no discernible global warming, man-made or otherwise, over the last 15 years. By switching to Climate Change, it doesn’t matter whether it is wetter, drier, hotter, or cooler, they will say, “See! That’s proof of Climate Change and unless we do something about it we’re all going to die.” Although it is implied, it is no longer being specified that the Climate Change is man-made. That way they can correctly claim that there is scientific agreement that Climate Change is happening, but they leave out the fact that Climate Change was happening long before man appeared on the face of the Earth.

And, allowing that man can slow Climate Change, you have to know which way it is going. In the 1970s, the scare was that we were all going die in another ice age due to air pollution. (Present day “greenhouse gasses.”) At that time, there was a push to spread carbon-black on the polar icecaps to promote melting. In the age of global warming, the concern is melting of the polar icecaps.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/18/2014 12:08:04 PM     (No. 9737087)

If you believe in science then you remain un-educated.

Science does not want your ´belief´.

It asks only your observation, notation and comparison of repeatable results.

The most obvious ´tell´ in the AGW boondoggle is it´s ´unfalsafiability´ conundrum.

Does any school do ´logic´ any more ?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: dman, 2/18/2014 12:13:07 PM     (No. 9737098)

Dittos #2. As Stephens points out, science is never really settled - it is continuously refined in accordance with the Correspondence Principal. (Google it.)

Whenever someone starts speaking in "absolute" terms, you know that they are totally ignorant of true science.

The corruption detailed in the article only substantiates that the AGW profiteers are simply - liars.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 2/18/2014 12:49:44 PM     (No. 9737158)

Consensus has nothing to do with science. The climate consensus itself is a lie.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Franz, 2/18/2014 12:55:02 PM     (No. 9737171)

SoS Kerry is making the terrible job Hillary did as SoS look good by comparison.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/18/2014 1:44:51 PM     (No. 9737261)

Liberal Democrats like Kerry have been politically attempting to manage the minority ghettos of America since the 1960´s with dismal results while spending untold amounts of taxpayer´s money in their efforts. Who thinks that they would be able to substantially alleviate the efforts of global warming in the years ahead?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 2/18/2014 2:43:49 PM     (No. 9737354)

Way back when I was in school and dinosaurs roamed the earth they taught something called "The Scientific Method."

The central precept of the Scientific Method was that nothing can be proven scientifically, just disproven. You come up with a hypothesis, design a test, and if it is not disproven then it becomes a viable theory until someone comes along and figures out a way to disprove it.

Global Climate Change™ is the theory than cannot be disproven. So what if every single prediction has failed to come true? Simply pretend that the results are just further evidence in support of the hypothesis.

Is it warmer today then it was yesterday? That is proof of Global Climate Change™.

Is it colder today then it was yesterday? That is proof of Global Climate Change™.

Is it dryer today then it was yesterday? That is proof of Global Climate Change™.

Is it wetter today then it was yesterday? That is proof of Global Climate Change™.

Is it cloudier, less cloudy, windier, less windy? It doesn´t matter. No matter what the weather happens to be it is proof of Global Climate Change™.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/18/2014 2:56:14 PM     (No. 9737371)

It appears that perceptive Ldotters have reached a consensus on John Kerry (who served in Vietnam, by the way) as the perfect embodiment of our current feckless, lying, corrupt regime of communist elites.

Perhaps the statues on Easter Island are really a warning against installing stone faced do-nothing dandies in position of power.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Wontbesnookered, 2/18/2014 4:19:45 PM     (No. 9737467)

Kerry has already accomplished his goal here -- getting everyone to talk about climate change and stop talking about Obamacare. Let´s keep our eye on the ball.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 2/18/2014 6:39:08 PM     (No. 9737602)

Kerry is merely presenting his new Presidential credentals to run with Hillary.
WoW what a choice of wrung out never were nor has beens.


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Reply 39 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/18/2014 7:06:36 PM     (No. 9737638)

Lurch
Liar
Doofus
Reporting for "doody"
Fake purple hearts
Fake service
Fake marriages
Fake yacht
Fake Secretary of State


Is there anybody in Obama´s administration who isn´t a complete FAKE????

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Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast


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