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The Sky Isn’t Falling
Henny-Penny’s call came as a surprise. I hadn’t heard from her in months. More surprising was what she had so say:
H-P: I’ve resigned as secretary of The Holy Order of The Sky Is Falling because I’ve learned that it was based on a faulty premise.
Me: That’s breathtaking. What’s happened to change your life?
H-P: Last spring I was promoted to production chief here at the egg ranch. I now oversee all the hens to make sure they meet their daily egg quotas, but I no longer have to meet one myself. That gave me some time to study. I read what skeptical scientists have to say about the long-range effects of the slight average warming of temperatures on Earth over the last century.
Me: What did you conclude?
H-P: That the global warming campaign is based on politics. Many of the delegates to those biennial International Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) conferences are political appointees from governments that want to redistribute income and resources from industrialized countries to ones that aren’t.
http://www.theettingerreport.com www.TheEttingerReport.com Walking the (pro-Israel) walk supersedes talking the (anti-Israel) talk. The following data provides some background to Standard & Poor’s decision to upgrade Israel’s credit rating to A+: 1. ChemChina acquired Israel’s Agan Machteshim Chemicals for $2.4BN – $1.1BN in cash and $1.27BN in a non recourse loan (Globes, Oct. 18, 2011). Israel Electric […]
DOJ Finds A Cause http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204618704576645621741306588.html In the end it couldn’t have come as any great shock when the Department of Justice intervened on behalf of a Muslim school teacher who claimed that the board of her Illinois school district was guilty of religious bias. Nor could it have come as any surprise that the Board […]
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.1769/pub_detail.asp 1. HORRIFIC VIDEO: Palestinian FEMALE TERRORIST bomber delights in eight dead children [Tamimi: I have never regretted what I have done] 2. VIDEO: Ronald Reagan’s son describes how ‘Mad Dog’ Qaddafi targeted him and his family. 3. The Socialist Left Poisons Your Kids: How the Left infiltrates schools and homes. 4. Members Of Congress […]
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.10641/pub_detail.asp The Death of Gaddafi and the Rising Influence of Islamism The Editor Adrian Morgan, editor of Family Security Matters discusses the death of Muammar Gaddafi on internet radio. Also discussed are Jihad Jane, the plot to kill Swedish artist Lars Vilks, Al Qaeda in the Maghreb and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. […]
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/print/280845 Supreme Thomas Steven Calabresi, former Thomas law clerks Wendy Long, Carrie Severino, John Yoo, and more. This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of Clarence Thomas’s swearing in on the United States Supreme Court. National Review Online asked some experts, including some former clerks for Thomas, to discuss his record. STEVEN CALABRESI Justice Thomas has […]
Islamophobia is not an irrational fear, nor is it the fear of Islam.
‘From a purely academic point of view, this translation is superior to anything produced by orientalists in the way of translations of major Islamic works.” Taha Jabir al-Alwani was writing about Reliance of the Traveller, the English version of Umdat al-Salik, the classic manual of sharia (“Islamic Sacred Law,” as the cover of Reliance puts it). Alwani is no lightweight in these matters. His specialty is fiqh — Islamic jurisprudence. In fact, he has been a member of the Islamic Fiqh Academy in Saudi Arabia and is renowned among orientalist scholars in the West as president of the Fiqh Council of North America.
More significant, he was writing in his capacity as president of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). Headquartered in Virginia, IIIT is an Islamist think tank created by the Muslim Brotherhood in the early 1980s.
I was reminded of Dr. Alwani when reading the latest hit job against my friends David Horowitz and Robert Spencer, authored by the Center for American Progress. Directed by Clinton White House chief of staff John Podesta, CAP is a lushly financed leftist think tank that profoundly influences the Obama administration — indeed, Podesta oversaw the Obama transition after the 2008 election. CAP’s sugar daddy, George Soros, has made a cottage industry out of whitewashing Islamist ideology. This enterprise has lately produced a lengthy ad hominem rant called “Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America.”
THE BELEAGUERED ROYAL TWIT JUST SACKED HIS ENTIRE CABINET : http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/jordan-s-king-abdullah-sacks-cabinet-replaces-prime-minister-1.390422
HE SHOULD BE “INSPIRED” BY THE ARAB SPRING TO BUY A VILLA IN SOUTHERN FRANCE ….RSK
Jordan’s king urges Israel, Palestinians to restart talks, look to Arab Spring for inspiration
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan — Jordan’s king has urged Israel and the Palestinians to look to the Arab Spring uprisings for inspiration and to restart their stalled peace talks.
Abdullah says the future for the Middle East and beyond is with the “normalcy of peace.”
He spoke at Saturday’s opening of a two-day special meeting of the Davos-based World Economic Forum held on the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth.
Abdullah says “shortsighted leaders may think they can shut” the door to peace — a rebuke believed directed at Israel’s right-wing government.
He says a Palestinian-Israeli deal must consider Israel’s “security and acceptance” and allow for the creation of an independent Palestinian state.
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This recent speech by Rick Perry on energy policy and this article by Stephen Moore in the Wall Street Journal discussing Harold Hamm’s analysis of our nation’s oil and gas potential ought to constitute a bigger story in the presidential campaign. Hamm, who grew up in rural Oklahoma as the son of sharecroppers, has roots like Perry’s, who grew up in rural Texas as the son of sharecroppers.
America rose to superpower status in large part through the genius and grit of its oilmen. In the Second World War, our nation produced much more oil than all the rest of the world put together — more than 80% of Allied oil production. It is hard to imagine how we could have won that war, which required huge amounts of oil to sail our warships, fly our aircraft, fuel our tanks and trucks — and to fill that need for our allies — without our incredibly productive oil industry.
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Republican presidential candidate, Gov. Rick Perry, says his energy plan will “kick start economic growth: and create 1.2 million jobs,” and he is correct. He revealed his “Energizing American Jobs and Security” plan in an October 14 speech at a U.S. Steel plant near Pittsburgh, saying, “We are standing atop the next American economic boom … energy…. But we can only do that if environmental bureaucrats are told to stand down.”
He pointed out:
America has proven but untapped supplies of natural gas, oil and coal. America is the Saudi Arabia of coal with 25 percent of the world’s supply. Our country contains up to 134 billion barrels of oil and nearly 1.2 quadrillion cubic feet of natural gas.