ARCHIVE – 2007

100 Prominent Scientists Disagree with UN Secretary General on Global Warming

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From Peyton Knight: On the theory of human-caused global warming, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon claims "the time for doubt has passed." Yet 100 prominent scientists, some of whom are current or former UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) scientists, disagree. The scientists sent an open letter ...
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I Believed, Said Ford (Not)

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The Washington Post finds a way to exploit former President Ford's death, seeing the story of a decent man's passing as a way to launch an attack on -- of course -- the Bush Administration. The fact that President Ford was a political moderate and not a man generally known ...
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Black Leader Urges Pardon for Incarcerated Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean

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Mychal Massie, chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network, is asking President George W. Bush to pardon jailed U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean. "This is Christmas, and in the spirit of Christmas, it is time for President Bush to show some compassion and pardon ...
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Black Activists Condemn Philadelphia City Council’s Boy Scout Eviction

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Black activists from the Project 21 leadership network are condemning the Philadelphia City Council's decision to evict the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) from its regional headquarters after the city failed to reach a compromise with the Boy Scouts on a gay rights policy. "I live close to Philadelphia and ...
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Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act Meets Clinton Health Care Plan

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Senator Kit Bond (R-MO) has mapped out the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2007. He calls it "Rube Goldberg meets carbon caps." I say Kit Bond's Liberman-Warner climate bill chart looks a lot like the complex chart Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA)'s office put together in 1994 to show America what ...
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On Cap and Trade, Senators Advised to Learn from ‘Europe’s Dirty Secret’

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A contribution from Peyton Knight: As the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee prepares to vote this week on the Lieberman/Warner global warming bill (S. 2191), which would strap the U.S. with mandatory carbon dioxide restrictions and establish a cap-and-trade system whereby industries could buy and sell so-called emissions ...
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Gifts to Special Interests Should Not Be Included in Energy Bill, by Peyton Knight

National Policy Analysis #563 /
For those who use and depend on affordable energy, there is plenty to dislike about the energy proposals currently being negotiated in Congress. Should Title VI of the House-passed energy bill (H.R. 3221) become law, however, trial lawyers and environmental profiteers would have reason to celebrate. This provision resembles a ...
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For Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Cap and Trade, Anyone?

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Total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped by 1.5 percent in 2006. The total reduction in U.S. carbon dioxide emissions was 1.8 percent. By comparison, carbon dioxide emissions by participants in the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (Europe's version of "cap and trade," an emissions-regulation system now under consideration by the ...
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Where is the Feminist Outrage?

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Deneen Borelli wants to know: Where is the feminist outrage over jailing of British woman in Sudan? Says Deneen: "I'm amazed by the silence of the so-called women's rights groups like NOW. This is an example of their selective feminist outrage. When it fits their liberal agenda and bias, they ...
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Palm Beach Post Attacks Rush Limbaugh & National Center

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Bob King of the Palm Beach Post has a rather bizarre piece out attacking first Rush Limbaugh, and then us, for what Rush and husband David said about hurricanes this week. Well, better to be attacked with Rush Limbaugh than praised with almost anybody else, I say. As to the ...
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Thanks to Congress, Ethanol and Biofuel Mandates Cause Food Prices to Soar, by Dana Joel Gattuso

National Policy Analysis #564 /
Thanks to U.S. policies mandating ethanol and biofuel usage, bountiful meals this holiday season will probably cost you. For the past four decades, food prices have remained fairly stable, lagging far behind inflation.1 But as the USDA reports, food prices this year are soaring, rising twice the rate of inflation ...
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What the Church and State Battle Is Really About, by Bishop Council Nedd II

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  What the Church and State Battle Is Really About by Bishop Council Nedd II (bio) What would happen if a presidential candidate stood up and declared the primary role of our federal government is to preserve the rights given to man by God? Presumably, they would be ridiculed by ...
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Faith in Isolation, by Bishop Council Nedd II

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Faith in Isolation by Bishop Council Nedd II (bio) I have never served time behind bars.  As a priest, however, I have made my fair share of prison visitations.  If there is one thing I have learned from these visits, it is that there are diverse personalities among the incarcerated ...
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Earmarks Rob Taxpayers to Benefit Politicians, by Deneen Borelli

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Earmarks Rob Taxpayers to Benefit Politicians by Deneen Borelli (bio) Remember "The Mod Squad" television series that ran on ABC from 1968 to 1973? Chronicling three diverse, hipper-than-hip young cops working in the counter-culture movement of the day, the network promoted it with the tagline "One White, One Black, One ...
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How to Beat a Bully, by Mychal Massie

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  If A Tree Falls... by Mychal Massie (bio) If a tree falls in the forest with no one there to hear it, does it make a noise? Likewise, if someone says something inappropriate and Al Sharpton isn't around to hear it, is it really racist? Sportscaster Kelly Tilghman of ...
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NOAA Inflating Storm Numbers and Aiding Political Campaign for Carbon Restrictions, Group Says; End of 2007 Hurricane Season Shows NOAA Forecasts Wrong for Second Year in a Row

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Washington, D.C. - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is inflating the count of tropical storms and aiding a political campaign to regulate energy use in the process, according to The National Center for Public Policy Research.  Today marks the official end of the 2007 hurricane season, and for the ...
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Where is the Feminist Outrage Over Jailing of British Woman in Sudan?

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Washington, D.C. - Deneen Borelli, a fellow with the Project 21 black leadership network, is condemning the jailing and likely deportation of a female British teacher in Sudan because she allowed the children in her class to name a teddy bear "Muhammed."  Borelli is also critical of American feminists for ...
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Hurricane Season Ends with Egg on NOAA’s Proverbial – and Politicized – Face

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been inflating the number of named storms. This aids political efforts for the imposition of costly caps on energy use by helping to fuel the unproven belief that human activities are causing more frequent, and more intense, hurricanes and named storms: NOAA Inflating ...
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Black Activists Criticize Local NAACP, School Officials for Censoring Ohio School Play

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Washington, D.C. - The Lakota East High School dramatic production of the Agatha Christie novel Ten Little Indians -- initially cancelled by school administrators after it was called racially insensitive by a local NAACP leader -- is back on, but with changes that imply the play will be compromised by ...
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Australia’s John Howard a Global Warming Victim? No.

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A post by Joseph Romm published by the Climate Progress Blog(a project of the Center for American Progress) and the environmentalist Grist Blog is claiming Australian Prime Minister John Howard lost his re-election bid because of his stand on global warming: Australian denier bites the dust — literally Global warming ...
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