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Renewable Energy Will Never Work, But Can Nuclear?

15 hours 50 min ago
Power Line, by John Hinderaker Posted By: MDMuskrat- Mon, 24 25 2014 02:25:46 GMT Via the indispensable Watts Up With That? come two of the most interesting articles I have read in a very long time. The first is by two Google engineers who were charged with thinking creatively about how to replace fossil fuels with renewables. After four years, Google shut down the project. The engineers concluded that it simply couldn’t be done: (snip) As we reflected on the project, we came to the conclusion that even if Google and others had led the way toward a wholesale adoption of renewable energy, that switch would not have resulted in significant reductions of carbon

Loch Ness Wind Farm Will Be an Environmental Disaster, Say Conservationists

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Breitbart London, by Donna Rachel Edmunds Posted By: MDMuskrat- Mon, 24 24 2014 02:24:58 GMT A giant 67 turbine wind farm planned for the mountains overlooking Loch Ness will be an environmental disaster thanks to the sheer quantity of stone which will need to be quarried to construct it, according to the John Muir Trust. In addition, the Trust has warned that the turbines spell ecological disaster for the wet blanket peat'land which covers the area and acts as a huge carbon sink, the Sunday Times has reported. Around one million people visit the picturesque Loch Ness, nestled in the highlands of Scotland each year, bringing about £25 million in revenue with them.

Uh-oh: Republican honeymoon already declared over

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Washington Times, by Jennifer Harper Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 24 02 2014 02:02:52 GMT Warnings to Republicans to display backbone and purpose after their midterm election victories are many. But alas, predictions that the “Republican honeymoon” is over have already surfaced, notably from a new Economist/YouGov poll that found House Speaker John A. Boehner’s approval fell from 60 percent after the election to 48 percent a week later, while Sen. Mitch McConnell’s numbers fell from 56 percent to 42 percent. Though the entire GOP agrees it must be on a unified message, the press is ready to offer evidence to the contrary. On Sunday, NBC’s Chuck Todd called Republicans “toxic and confused,”

Admiral denies role in counterfeiting casino chips

15 hours 50 min ago
Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 24 51 2014 01:51:27 GMT Washington - An admiral linked by Navy investigators to counterfeit casino chips denied Sunday that he played any role in making them. Investigation records say his DNA was found on the underside of an adhesive sticker used to alter one of the phony chips, but previously undisclosed emails indicate that the presence of his DNA is not conclusive evidence that he was involved in the fakery. Rear Adm. Timothy M. Giardina, who was fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces at an early stage of a Navy criminal investigation into the counterfeit chips, acknowledged to The Associated Press that he played

Obama amnesty leaves most illegal immigrants still in fear of deportation

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Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 24 45 2014 01:45:15 GMT The White House says President Obama’s new executive action on immigration cleared nearly 5 million illegal immigrants from any danger of deportation, but that still leaves more than half the population currently in the U.S. illegally in at least some fear of being kicked out. Amid the congratulations and promises to sign up as many illegal immigrants as possible, advocacy groups lamented those left behind: gay immigrants, other adults without children, those who arrived within the last five years, those whose children were born outside the U.S. and those with criminal records, which leaves them ineligible.

Obama: Not Legitimate for Future Presidents to Lower Taxes via Executive Action

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Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 24 16 2014 12:16:16 GMT After unilaterally granting temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants last week, President Barack Obama said it would not be legitimate for a future president to unilaterally lower tax rates. When asked on ABC´s This Week if his successor could unilaterally act to lower taxes if Congress does not, Obama replied, "absolutely not." Obama, despite the IRS´s targeting of conservative and Tea Party organizations, also said that his administration only audits "folks who are most likely to be cheating" and said that even though the IRS does not "audit every single person... we still expect that people are

Obama: Electing Democratic successor a priority

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Washington Examiner (DC), by David M. Drucker Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 23 11 2014 11:11:52 GMT President Obama said Sunday that his priorities for his final two years in office include ensuring that a Democrat is elected to succeed him. Obama conceded that Americans would want to make a fresh start after two terms of his administration, noting that voters’ desire to go a different direction helped him beat Sen. John McCain, R'Ariz., in 2008, after eight years of President George W. Bush. That’s why he doesn’t expect the eventual Democratic nominee to agree with him very often or ask him to campaign for him or her. But Obama said he would be just fine staying

Sen. Lindsey Graham: GOP'led Benghazi report is ´full of crap´

16 hours 15 min ago
CNN, by Sara Fischer Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 23 07 2014 11:07:08 GMT (Video) Washington' Sen. Lindsey Graham, R'South Carolina, has some harsh words for the recently released Benghazi report, led by his own party. "I think the report is full of crap," Graham told Gloria Borger on CNN´s "State of the Union" on Sunday. "I don´t believe that the report is accurate, given the role that Mike Morell (deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency at the time) played in misleading the Congress on two different occasions. Why didn´t the report say that?" The investigative report Graham is referring to was released Friday by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R'Michigan, and

Meet Arthur the stray dog who followed an extreme sports team during a grueling 430'mile race through the Amazon rainforest and refused to leave their side until the finish

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Daily Mail (UK), by Wills Robinson Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 23 46 2014 09:46:26 GMT Exhausted, covered in mud and desperately hungry, a team of Swedish athletes sat down for a meal as they prepared to take on a dangerous 20'mile trek through the Ecuadorian rainforest. As they opened their canned meat, a tired Mikael Lindnord noticed a scruffy, miserable stray dog staring at him out of the corner of his eye. Feeling sorry for him, he fed the dog a meatball and thought nothing of it, but as the team stood up to continue their race the animal started to follow them ' and he didn´t stop. As the group of four navigated the

Executive Amnesty’s Alinsky' inspired ‘Bishop'gate’

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Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod Posted By: snowcloud- Sun, 23 42 2014 09:42:06 GMT Some of Barack Obama’s most passionate Marxist minions come arrayed in priestly robes rather than business suits. Their benign'sounding, if not downright boring name “the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration” helps hide them from the spotlight of controversy. Everyone should be aware that being far more immersed in politics than prayer, the USCCB Committee on Migration have long been waving the cheerleaders’ pom pom for President Barack Obama’s Executive Amnesty fiat. Piety makes a perfect hide'y'hole for propaganda.

Stelter: News Anchors Have Secretly Met with Darren Wilson (UPDATED)

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 23 03 2014 09:03:40 GMT Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter broke news Sunday morning: according to his sources, multiple major news anchors have spoken to Officer Darren Wilson in hopes of securing a televised interview. The meetings were secret and off'the'record, and the news organizations would not even confirm that they had happened. Stelter named NBC’s Matt Lauer, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, CBS News’ Scott Pelley, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon. He said it was not an exhaustive list. “My sense from my sources is that it’s mostly the anchors doing the talking in these off'the'record meetings, it’s mostly Darren Wilson listening and

GOP Sen: Republicans Should ‘Move Beyond’ Benghazi After New Report

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Mediaite, by Andrew Desiderio Posted By: KarenJ1- Sun, 23 53 2014 08:53:23 GMT Appearing on Meet the Press Sunday morning, Sen. Jeff Flake (R'Ariz.) told NBC’s Chuck Todd that his GOP colleagues need to move on from the Benghazi issue, in light of a newly'released report by the House Intelligence Committee that found no intelligence failures. Todd asked Flake if Republicans should “drop the Benghazi conspiracy theories” after the new report cleared up some of the burning questions. Flake said that while he had been skeptical about how Susan Rice and the Obama Administration portrayed the attack at first — which the report concluded there were, in fact, issues with those talking points —

Putin Looks to Pakistan as Cold War Friend India Buys U.S. Arms

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 01:02
Bloomberg, by Natalie Obiko Pearson and N.C Bipindra Posted By: SoCalGal- Sun, 23 48 2014 08:48:21 GMT Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking to build military ties with Pakistan as India buys more weapons from the U.S., changing an approach toward the nuclear'powered neighbors that has endured since the Cold War. Sergei Shoigu, making the first visit by a Russian defense minister to Pakistan since the Soviet Union’s collapse, last week signed a “milestone” military cooperation agreement. The world community “wants to do business with Pakistan now,” Shoigu said,(Snip) a The move comes as Putin seeks to expand relations with Asia in the face of growing isolation from the U.S. and its allies over his support for separatist rebels

Cornered but unbound by nuclear pact, Israel reconsiders military action against Iran

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:48
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Michael Wilner Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 23 44 2014 08:44:51 GMT WASHINGTON – Historic negotiations with Iran will reach an inflection point on Monday, as world powers seek to clinch a comprehensive deal that will, to their satisfaction, end concerns over the nature of its vast, decade'old nuclear program. But reflecting on the deal under discussion with The Jerusalem Post on the eve of the deadline, Israel has issued a stark, public warning to its allies with a clear argument: Current proposals guarantee the perpetuation of a crisis, backing Israel into a corner from which military force against Iran provides the only logical exit. The deal on the table World powers

About that Benghazi report…

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:02
Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 23 40 2014 08:40:25 GMT There’s a lot of end zone dancing going on this weekend among Democrats and their supporters in the media after the release of a report from the House Intelligence Committee on the tragic events in Benghazi. Noah talked about some of the New York Times coverage of related stories yesterday, but there’s a lot of digging to be done here. To be clear, the report of the committee – chaired by Republican Mike Rogers of Michigan – paints a far less dark picture than some previous accounts from various actors involved in the events seemed to indicate. But at the

And another thing about that Benghazi report…

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:02
Hot Air, by Noah Rothman Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 23 40 2014 08:40:00 GMT The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s final report on the 2012 Benghazi attack has restored the left’s swagger. The report, from which a variety of news organizations are deriving the headline “No intelligence failure in Benghazi attack,” largely exonerates the CIA for their role in that deadly attack and clears the White House of the charge that it intentionally misled the public in the days and weeks following that attack. “House Republicans have insisted that it is a conspiracy,” Rachel Maddow said after throwing out the rundown on Friday to indulge her audience’s egos. “President Obama must have wanted those

Conservative expert on immigration law to pursue suit against executive action

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 22:17
Washington Post, by Eli Saslow Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 23 34 2014 08:34:32 GMT TONGANOXIE, KAN. – The most pivotal moment of his career is about to unfold on prime time TV, and Kris Kobach has no way to watch. “There’s really no TV in here?” he says, and a waitress at a downtown diner in tiny Tonganoxie shakes her head. “How about a phone? Anyone have enough cell service to stream live radio?” Kobach asks, and a few of the Republicans assembled here for a county meeting rush up to help. “Try this one,” offers one woman, handing him her phone, but it has no signal. “There’s a radio in my car,” says a man

Ferguson Grand Jury ´Unfair,´ Michael Brown Family Lawyer Says

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 22:17
ABC News, by James Hill and Dean Schabner Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 23 22 2014 08:22:24 GMT A lawyer for the family of the black 18'year'old fatally shot by a white police officer said today the grand jury process playing out in Missouri is unlike anything he´s seen before and is unfair. The St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, Robert McCulloch, has said that, unlike with a typical grand jury, he would present to this grand jury all the evidence gathered in the police investigation and offer the jurors the opportunity to hear from any witness with relevant information. The target of the investigation, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, was among those who testified. A spokesman for McCulloch

Can any 2016 Democrat have that ´new car smell´?

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 22:17
Washington Examiner [DC], by Byron York Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 23 35 2014 07:35:07 GMT President Obama set off ripples in the political world Sunday morning when he said voters in the 2016 presidential race will want "that new car smell." Speaking with ABC´s George Stephanopoulos, Obama said in picking a new leader, Americans will "want to drive something off the lot that doesn´t have as much mileage as me." Obama spoke in the context of saying complimentary things about Hillary Clinton. She was "an outstanding secretary of state," Obama said, and is "a friend" who would be "a formidable candidate" and "a great president." Still, Obama stopped short of actually expressing support for a Clinton

Greg Abbott: Obama Feels ‘Completely Unconstrained By The Constitution’ [VIDEO]

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 21:54
Daily Caller, by Alex Griswold Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 23 34 2014 07:34:42 GMT Texas Republican Governor-elect Greg Abbott said during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” that President Barack Obama felt “completely unconstrained by the Constitution.” HOST CHRIS WALLACE: When you take the president to court on this executive action that he has announced this week, this will be 31st lawsuit that you have filed against this president. How come? ABBOTT: Because this president, more than any other president, has abdicated his responsibility to uphold and enforce the Constitution. Remember this also; of those cases that have been finally decided, I have won a majority of those cases.