Organizers promised that hundreds of thousands would participate in an April 22 March for Science planned for hundreds of cities worldwide and an April 29 People´s Climate March in Washington, DC. These events have no more to do with science or climate change than do UN programs or the Paris climate treaty. Their own leaders make that perfectly clear. A climate website asserts that marchers intend to mark President Trump´s 100th day in office "with a massive demonstration that shows our resistance is not going to wane." They intend to "block Trump´s entire fossil fuel agenda," with Berkeley-style tantrums and riots, most
FTA: ´´Developed nations must de-carbonize, de-industrialize, and reduce their growth, job creation and living standards – while sending trillions of dollars over the coming decades to ruling elites in developing countries that are not required to decrease oil, gas and coal use or greenhouse gas emissions.´´
Translation: ´´This is our best shot at destroying America and we count on the leftwing nutjobs, crazies, free-loaders to carry our message...with violence.´´
Let´em march. They can march right into the freakin ocean. 25 years ago that other whack job Al Gore said that in 20 years the oceans will rise and NYC will be under water, he said that the polar ice caps will be melted and polar bears would be extinct. Well today the oceans are the same, the polar ice caps are still there the polar bears are thriving and NYC IS NOT under water. The only thing that has changed is that Al Gore has made over a 100 million dollars pushing this fraud. Think about it, the two biggest frauds in our history were both started by the sick Democratic Party. Obamacare and Global warming, now called climate change. Do you get it yet, wake up.
Were it not for fossil fuels, none of these nit-wits would be able to show up at the marches. They would be busy gathering nuts, bugs and berries to eat, and pounding their animal skin clothes on rocks down by the river for cleaning, and gathering branches for the fires to keep them warm. Ah - but perhaps fire will be disallowed too in their future world. And it´s not that I would deny them their desire to eat from the land, eschew modern conveniences and shiver in the dark, but they want to impose these things on me. If you deindustrialize and de-carbonize the Western world, where do they think the TRILLIONS they want to send to underdeveloped nations are going to come from? And what are those imaginary trillions going to buy? I cannot understand why these people call themselves ´progressives´.
If only they understood the carbon cycle. It is so logical and beautifully simple. Carbon is essential for every living thing to exist. Trying to remove carbon is an exercise in futility and eventual extinction. Don´t mess with mother nature.
As he has with all sorts of world leaders, President Trump met with a high-ranking delegation of Russian diplomats and then posed for some glad-handing photos with the officials during and after the event. It should be worth noting that despite Russia´s strategic importance, Trump has met fewer times with these officials than with those of virtually any other nation. The glad-handing went on, and all of a sudden, so did the leaks from purported White House officials, proclaiming fury at the photo ops from the event coming out from the official Russian news agency, TASS. Some headlines: White House furious after
Minimum Wage: Once again, another city self-righteously imposes a minimum-wage hike on private employers. And once again, it finds out it´s a business- and job-killer — and only boosts pay for a handful of people. This time it´s the Big Apple, New York, that´s discovering the ugly truth. But don´t feel left out: Your town may be next. In "Minimum-Wage Boost Squeezes New York City Restaurants," the Wall Street Journal notes that restaurants "are being pinched" by the increase in the minimum from $9 an hour to $11 an hour at the start of this year. Sure, that doesn´t sound like
Health Reform: Insurers are starting to announce their ObamaCare premiums for next year and they´re at high double-digit rates. For journalists and Democratic activists (is there any difference these days?), this is the direct result of Republicans´ threat to repeal ObamaCare. But that´s not what insurance companies are telling state regulators. Here´s how the Democrats´ story goes. After a rough start, ObamaCare was finally on the mend. Those massive rate hikes and insurance defections of last year were a thing of the past, and there was no truth to claims that ObamaCare was in a "death spiral." "The market is
Comeygate: Democrats, who just weeks ago were screaming for James Comey´s scalp, have now reversed themselves after President Trump fired the FBI director. Instead of thanking Trump, Dems are likening him to Richard Nixon, and calling for a "special prosecutor" into the firing. Can politicized calls for impeachment be far behind? Watching the Democrats splutter in splenetic rage in recent days has been priceless, a lesson in instantaneous political outrage whipped up not out of legitimate moral indignation but purely for political ends. Things sure change. Back in November, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wanted Comey´s head after he reopened his investigation into Hillary
Life expectancy can vary widely in the United States, depending on where you live. That´s the finding of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study also shows something else that wasn´t necessarily intended by the authors — namely, that all those claims about how the U.S. spends more money on health care and gets worse outcomes than any other industrialized nation are nonsense. Overall, the life expectancy at birth in the U.S. is 79.1 years (76.7 for men and 81.5 years for women), the JAMA study says. That´s the number that countless reports about
ObamaCare: Republicans who voted for the American Health Care Act are doomed. The bill will push 24 million off health insurance. It will be terrible for those with pre-existing conditions. These are the claims being made about the GOP´s plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare. And they are everywhere: Every time a Democrat speaks, on the nightly news, on late-night television, at town halls. But wait a minute. Who exactly is making these claims? Oh, right, the very same people who predicted that ObamaCare would be a great success. Remember? They said ObamaCare would be a huge political win for Democrats. Back
Comey´s Downfall: President Trump, perhaps surprising no one, fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday. The only question in most people´s minds, both Democrats and Republicans, was no doubt: "What took you so long?" More than one media outlet called the firing a "shock." Not really. No matter what you think of Comey, his bad timing seemed impeccable. During the last campaign season, he repeatedly made announcements about investigations of both leading candidates´ behavior and campaigns. It became a running issue for Comey in Washington with both parties. NBC accurately called him a "Washington lightning rod," for both parties. The controversy really began
As President Trump turns his attention to tax reform, the latest IBD/TIPP Poll finds that the public strongly supports the provisions he outlined in April, which include sharp cuts to corporate and individual tax rates. Trump also gets solid support for his actions regarding North Korea. Trump´s approval rating climbed in May to 39% from last month´s 34%. Trump bolstered support among his base, with his job approval up 10 points among Republicans to 84%, and 6 points to 35% among independents. Among Democrats, his approval rose 2 points to 7%. The IBD/TIPP Presidential Leadership Index — which includes poll results on
Four Russian aircraft flew near the Alaskan coast last night, including two of Russia´s most advanced fighter planes. The flight, which was intercepted by U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighters, came a week after Russian military aircraft flew near America´s Arctic territory four days in a row. Wednesday evening´s incident involved two Tu-95MS "Bear" strategic bombers and a pair of Su-35 "Flanker-E" or "Super Flanker" heavy fighters. Although the presence of the Bear bombers was not unusual, it was the first time that Super Flankers had been seen off the coast of Alaska. The Super Flanker is an updated version of
Sebastian Gorka, the embattled deputy adviser to US President Donald Trump, remained defiant over allegations concerning his ties to far right groups in Hungary during a question and answer session at a conference on Israel in New York. “Later, my father resisted the communists,” Gorka said. Gorka was asked by Jerusalem Post editor Yaakov Katz about his ties to Vitezi Rend, a Hungarian ultranationalist organization founded by the rabidly antisemitic Admiral Miklos Horthy in 1920. As ruler of Hungary, Horthy was an ally of Adolf Hitler before he was overthrown by hardline Nazi sympathizers in 1944. Gorka denied any antisemitic or pro-Nazi
Brigitte Trogneux, (not actually Madame Macron) the wife of presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron, used to be his drama teacher. Here´s a closer look at a woman who now looks very likely to be France´s next first lady. So who is Brigitte Trogneux? In short, she is the 64-year-old wife of Emmanuel Macron. They´ve been married since 2007. She was once his high school teacher and she is 25 years his senior. Hang on, they met at high school?
MATANZAS, Cuba - For decades belonging to a religion and being anything but heterosexual was stigmatized in Communist-ruled, macho Cuba, making the Mass held by three transgender pastors in the western Cuban city of Matanzas all the more groundbreaking. Rainbow flags decorated the chapel, while the pastors, who had flown in from Brazil, Canada and the United States, wore stoles in the trans hues of light blue, pink and white and the congregation swayed to Caribbean beats. Friday was the first time a trans pastor held a Holy Communion in Cuba, highlighting how much the island nation has changed since
NBCNews.com on Thursday posted a two minute and 34 second preview clip of anchor Lester Holt’s exclusive sit-down with President Donald Trump. The clip features Holt conducting an interrogation-like interview in which the NBC personality interrupted Trump nine times and spoke over the president on many of those occasions. The short clip is part of a 31-minute White House interview set to air Thursday night on NBC Nightly News. (Video) In the clip, Holt can be seen questioning almost every statement made by Trump. In one instance, Holt asked Trump about his May 9 letter ousting F.B.I Director James Comey
One of the U.S. Senate´s newest members is proposing to shake up the chamber by mandating "diversity" quotas for everything from staffs to committees. A proposal by Nevada’s freshman Democratic senator, Catherine Cortez Masto, could mimic efforts in corporate America. Large companies across the country, particularly those in Silicon Valley, have been under intense pressure to hire more minorities. Cortez Masto thinks it should be a Congressional priority, too. “We should be mandating diversity in our committees, mandating diversity in our hiring practices, mandating diversity throughout the United States Senate,”
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is demanding that Attorney General Jeff Sessions have no involvement in selecting the next FBI director. "This attorney general should not oversee the hiring process of the next FBI director. His role will jaundice the entire process if it hasn’t already," Schumer said Thursday. Schumer argued that Sessions helping to pick a successor for James Comey, whom President Trump fired on Tuesday, would violate the attorney general’s pledge to recuse himself from any investigation related to Russia´s involvement in the U.S. presidential election. Whoever succeeds Comey will oversee the bureau´s probe into Russia´s meddling and potential ties
Former first lady Michelle Obama on Friday bashed critics who complain that kids don´t like the healthier food served under the school meal changes implemented during the Obama administration. "How about we not let kids completely guide everything?" she said, speaking at the annual summit on childhood obesity for the Partnership for a Healthier America. "How about we stop asking kids how they feel about their food? Kids, my kids included, if they could eat pizza and french fries every day with ice cream on top and a soda, they would think they were happy, until they got sick. "That
Attorney General Jeff Sessions´ office sent out a letter late Thursday to the nation´s federal prosecutors instructing them to pursue the most serious charges possible against most criminal suspects. The move will send more people to prison and for much longer terms by triggering mandatory minimum sentences. Officials at the Department of Justice said the new guidelines are a direct rebuttal of policies implemented under President Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder. The memo is already being referred to as “the Sessions Memo.” The 94 U.S. attorneys were instructed in the memo to “charge and pursue the most serious and readily
WASHINGTON — Only seven days after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as president, James B. Comey has told associates, the F.B.I. director was summoned to the White House for a one-on-one dinner with the new commander in chief. The conversation that night in January, Mr. Comey now believes, was a harbinger of his downfall this week as head of the F.B.I., according to two people who have heard his account of the dinner. As they ate, the president and Mr. Comey made small talk about the election and the crowd sizes at Mr. Trump’s rallies. The president then turned the conversation
President Trump’s sudden firing of FBI Director James B. Comey is bad for the country and will not be the end of the Trump-Russia affair, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told a group of foreign diplomats and experts Tuesday night. Although McCain did not directly accuse the White House of firing Comey to thwart the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible Russia ties, he did say that if that was the intention, it would fail. “This scandal is going to go on. I’ve seen it before,” McCain told a meeting of the Munich Security Conference core group. “This is a
Former U.S. Democrat Representative Corrine Brown was found guilty on 18 of 22 charges for fraud and tax evasion during trial verdict Thursday in federal court in Jacksonville. (Photo) Brown was found guilty of taking tens-of-thousands of dollars from her One Door for Education Foundation, a charity for poor and impoverished children, and putting the money into her personal accounts for use in maintaining an indulgent lifestyle. She was also found guilty of conspiring within the scheme to defraud donors to the foundation, and guilty of attempts to impede/obstruct the investigation. (List) (Via AP) […] Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown
Just hours after Donald Trump contradicted previous White House explanations for why he fired FBI Director James Comey, he suggested canceling press briefings “for the sake of accuracy.” In a series of tweets Friday, the president said “it is not possible” for his communications team “to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!” He floated the idea of handing out pre-written statements to reporters instead. (Photo) “As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!……Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future
An update on Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's conversation with Hillary Clinton over Dr. Muhammad Yunus' removal from Grameen Bank. While secretary of state, Hillary Clinton made a personal call to pressure Bangladesh’s prime minister to aid a donor to her husband’s charitable foundation despite federal ethics laws that require government officials to recuse themselves from matters that could impact their spouse’s business. The Office of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina confirmed to Circa that Mrs. Clinton called her office in March 2011 to demand that Dr. Muhammed Yunus, a 2006 Nobel Peace prize winner, be restored to his role as chairman of the country’s most famous microcredit bank, Grameen Bank. The bank’s nonprofit Grameen America, which Yunus chairs, has
Washington ground to a halt Wednesday as Democrats exploded over the firing of FBI Director James B. Comey, laying out a list of demands they said must be met before President Trump and Congress regain a sense of normalcy. Several Democrats and liberal activists raised the prospect of impeachment, but most lawmakers set their sights lower, saying they wanted to at least preserve and protect the ongoing FBI probe into Trump campaign figures’ dealings with Russia. Convinced that Mr. Comey’s firing was an attempt to kneecap that probe, Democrats said they want the decision on naming an independent prosecutor stripped
Republican Sen. Mike Lee believes the man blocked from becoming a Supreme Court justice should get a crack at becoming America’s top cop. Lee on Thursday tweeted his unexpected pick to be the next FBI director: Judge Merrick Garland. “Instead of a special prosecutor, @realDonaldTrump should nominate Merrick Garland to replace James Comey,” Lee wrote. (Snip) Comey was fired by Trump on Tuesday evening, and Andrew McCabe has been filling in as acting FBI director, though McCabe’s ascension to a permanent spot leading the FBI is widely dismissed by most observers. “I would imagine that this might be a post