HONEST CROOKS JOIN THE CLIMATE CON:TONY THOMAS

https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2014/01/honest-crooks-get-climate-scam/

The warmist establishment has never shied from pocketing other people’s money, albeit with assurances that nice hotels and international jaunts are building a better, greener world. More traditional scammers have taken note

Oh, the humanity! Internet scammers are creating their own conferences on global warming threats and remedies. They call for papers, and offer air fares and accommodation for presenters. Moreover, papers endorsed by the scammers’ “peer review panel” will be published in “prestigious” fake climate journals.

To secure your room at the five-star London hotel, please pay the hotel a small refundable deposit of 300 pounds by using the (fake) hotel’s payment website. The 0844-prefix hotel phone number involves a re-direction to who-knows-who.

Top-tier scamming emails are signed ostensibly by “Christiana Figueres” – the UN climate body’s real-life executive secretary from Costa Rica. She distinguished herself last October blaming NSW bushfires on global warming – unless some scammer was impersonating her. She also won the Hero for the Planet award in 2001, unless that was another hoax.

Disgruntled would-be climate-science travellers have found the address of one London hotel to be that of a pet shop, and another to be that of the Marylebone Crematorium.

How Global Warming Makes it Warmer and Colder Thomas Lifson

http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/01/how_global_warming_makes_it_warmer_and_colder.html Every time events fail to confirm the predictions of the global waming models, we see putative scientists thinking up excuses, like a “pause” that just interrupts the inevitable, absolutely beyond dispute, no discussion allowed predictions that…uhh…are just around the corner. While amusing it is also pathetic. And even worse are the journalists and non-specialist […]

SHOSHANA BRYEN: BE ANGRY AT IRAN, MR. PRESIDENT AND YOURSELF

Page Printed from: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2014/01/be_angry_with_the_iranians_mr_president_and_yourself.html The Obama administration is angry that Senate proponents of additional sanctions against Iran (to be instituted if the interim accord expires without a final agreement) appear to be more skeptical of Iranian promises than the president and Secretary Kerry are.  The administration is angry as well that signers, particularly Democratic senators, of […]

DANIEL GREENFIELD: THE SOLUTION IS THE PROBLEM

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/ The problem with our problems is usually their solution. If we were to take a closer look at many of our problems, it would turn out that many of them are actually solutions that were meant to solve those very problems. Our War on Poverty has spread poverty. Our attempts at fighting racism have […]

The National Association of Scholars By Eileen F. Toplansky

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2014/01/what_does_the_nas_really_think_of_western_civ.html at January 26, 2014 – 06:00:24 AM CST

Peter Wood, President of the National Association of Scholars (NAS), was kind enough to alert me to an error made in my January 6, 2014 article entitled “More of Those European Dead Guys.” I quoted Cathy Young of the Boston Globe, who wrote that the NAS “led the way in eliminating Stanford University’s Western Culture requirement.”

Ms. Globe was incorrect, and this misinformation needs to be rectified. In fact, the NAS is ardently opposed to Stanford’s elimination of its Western Culture requirement. In a paper entitled “The Vanishing West: 1964-2010 The Disappearance of Western Civilization from the American Undergraduate Curriculum,” written in May of 2011, authors Glenn Ricketts, Peter W. Wood, Stephen H. Balch, and Ashley Thorne discovered that “only two percent of colleges offer western civilization as a course requirement. Remarkably, western civilization is rarely even required for history majors. By contrast, most institutions from 1964 through the 1970s did have this requirement.”

As a result of this elimination of courses dealing with Western civilization, what has emerged is a “form of curriculum apologetics for racism, imperialism, sexism and colonialism.”

The five main findings from the Western civilization history survey course include:

1. Western civilization survey courses have virtually disappeared from general education requirements.

MARILYN PENN: NO GIFTS PLEASE

http://politicalmavens.com/ There are possibly no more discordant pairings in our national history than the numbers 9/11 with the words gift shop and cafe.  Yet this is what the eminent directors of the 9/11  Memorial Museum have decided to create at the museum built below the main plaza.  There will be an admission fee of $24 […]

LORI LOWENAHTAL MARCUS: J STREET MARGINALIZED IN D.C., LEECHING INTO9 THE HILLELS

J Street, Marginalized in D.C., Leeching into the Hillels J Street immediately and brazenly reneged on a firm commitment to the University of Pennsylvania Hillel. Hillel refrained from calling them on it. http://www.jewishpress.com/news/j-street-marginalized-in-d-c-leeching-into-the-hillels/2014/01/24/ The controversial organization J Street had its first annual conference in 2009. The organization initially snagged a large number of members of […]

GOOD NEWS FROM AMAZING ISRAEL: MICHAEL ORDMAN

www.verygoodnewsisrael.blogspot.com
http://blogs.jpost.com/users/just-look-us-now
ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Tests success for Israeli universal flu vaccine. Israeli biotech BiondVax announced that tests prove its universal flu vaccine matches all six pandemic strains in the world today. They include bird flu strains H5N1 and H7N9, which have spread to humans and killed hundreds of people.
http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000911070&fid=1725

392 people saved by organ donors in 2013. Last year 90,000 Israelis signed new ADI donor cards, bringing the total of registered holders to 787,087. 109 of those who received organs were advanced in the queue because they carried the card. In addition, 769 people received cornea transplants giving them the gift of sight.
http://www.jpost.com/Health-and-Science/Israel-Transplant-Center-reaches-all-time-high-in-number-of-transplants-potential-donors-338655 www.itc.gov.il/eng/contact.html (to join)

Genes that cause aging. Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a computer algorithm that identifies genes involved in the aging process. The findings could lead to the development of medication that transforms cells from a diseased state into a healthy one.
http://www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=19593&news_iv_ctrl=-1

What causes Schizophrenia? Scientists at Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion Universities have found that an important cell-maintenance process called “autophagy” is reduced in the brains of schizophrenic patients due to low levels of the protein beclin 1. Medication to boost beclin 1 levels could offer a new way to treat schizophrenia.
http://www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=19583&news_iv_ctrl=-1

DANIEL GREENFIELD: THE WEEK THAT WAS

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/ THE PRICE OF DIPLOMACY An autopsy report found that he had been starved and had suffered multiple lethal injuries that could have caused his death.  The skin on his face had been partially removed along with his tongue and he had also been castrated. Fred Hof, a diplomat who had been a friend of […]

MICHEL GURFINKIEL: FRANCOIS HOLLANDE- “L’AMOUR C’EST MOI”

Francois Hollande’s Gayetgate in Perspective

http://pjmedia.com/blog/gayetgate/?print=1

Truth be told, despite the best efforts by the French and British media to sell their wares, one can hardly call it Gayetgate. Indeed, the president of France, François Hollande, 60, has a mistress, actress Julie Gayet [1], now 41, whom he met about two years ago, even before being elected. Two weeks ago, Closer, a gossip weekly, published a seven-page report that included pictures of the president paying a visit to Gayet’s love nest, an apartment located on Rue du Cirque, one block away from Elysée Palace, the French head of state’s residence in central Paris [2]. However, 77% of the French see it as a private matter [3]. In other words, they do not care.

Nobody is calling for the president to resign, or apologize, or engage in explanations — even if he appears to be betraying Valerie Trierweiler [4], 49, the partner who lives with him at Elysée and enjoys — at least for the moment [5] — a de facto first lady status. The main political repercussion is that the Gayet case eclipsed Hollande’s January 14 press conference, a very important event where he admitted that his socialist policies — choking taxation (especially for entrepreneurs and the middle class) and welfare benefits for growing numbers of “underprivileged” citizens and residents — were a failure. At the same press conference, Hollande promised to turn to a more pro-business agenda.

One reason for such leniency towards Hollande in the Gayet case is good old Gallic tradition. In France, as in many European countries, kings or presidents have always kept mistresses quite casually. Every French king or emperor was reported to entertain one or several “favorites,” except the devout Louis IX (1214-1270), whom the Catholic Church canonized as Saint Louis; and the reform-minded Louis XVI (1754-1793), who inadvertently ushered in what was to become the Great French Revolution in 1789 — and lost both his throne and his head in the process.