DANIEL GREENFIELD: THE ENVIRONMENTAL APOCALYPSE

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/the-environmental-apocalypse/print/ Early in the morning, while most are still sleeping, groups of elderly Chinese women spread out across city streets. They tear open trash bags, pick through the litter and sort out bottles and cans that come with a deposit. And then they bring them to the local supermarket to a machine that scans and […]

Nuclear Detection Ace? by JOHN C. WOHLSTETTER

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/nuclear-detection-ace?f=puball A US firm’s possible security game-changer …. Decision Sciences (DS) offers an overview of its revolutionary product designed to detect hidden nuclear weapon material.  Its muon technology is explained by its CEO’s NBC interview (10:43).  And here is another DS CEO interview on CBS Defense News (6:56–an earlier interview that does not account for what now is an operational product, but valuable for […]

Defunding: Framers’ Remedy For Presidential Lawlessness by BETSY MCCAUGHEY, PHD

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/defunding-framers-remedy-for-presidential-lawlessness

Two weeks ago, the House Appropriations Committee stripped the scandal ridden Internal Revenue Service of nearly one quarter of its 2014 budget as punishment for its targeting of political groups and its costly boondoggles.

Shockingly, Senate Democrats voted to increase the IRS’ budget.

Last week, numerous Republicans in both chambers of Congress threatened to cut off all funding for the federal government as of Oct. 1, in response to President Obama’s unconstitutional stance that he can pick and choose which parts of ObamaCare he will implement.

On July 3, the Obama administration disclosed that it would not implement ObamaCare’s employer mandate on Jan. 1, 2014, though the law says the mandate “shall” go into effect that day. The administration pretended it was no big deal.

But it violates the law and affects 10 million currently uninsured or underinsured workers whose employers would have been subject to the mandate. The cost of insuring these workers is shifted from employers to taxpayers, who foot the bill for subsidized insurance on the new ObamaCare exchanges. At an average cost of $5,290 per subsidized enrollee, according to the Congressional Budget Office, this will add billions to the cost of ObamaCare next year alone.

ELECTIONS ARE COMING: PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS IN THE G.O.P……RAMESH PONNURU….SEE NOTE PLEASE

https://www.nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/353785/presidential-hopes-and-hopefuls

WHILE WE WERE DITHERING OVER CHUCK HAGEL WE GOT THE TWO JOHNS – BRENNAN AND KERRY…..AND NOW HILLARY CLINTON IS PREENING AND PUFFING AND SETTING UP HER CAMPAIGN. WHO CAN BEAT HER? THIS LIST IS PATHETIC HOGWASH….ONLY TED CRUZ IS A REAL NEW FACE BUT THERE ARE OTHERS…..RSK

The next Republican presidential nominee is already planning his campaign. If it is not too early for him to think about 2016, why should it be for the rest of us?

We don’t know, of course, what issues will be uppermost in the public mind that year, or what the economy will be like. Republicans can take comfort, though, in the fact that only twice in the last century has a two-term president been succeeded by someone else from the same party. They should also be encouraged that the leading Democratic contenders for 2016, at the moment, appear to be Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. Only four times in American history has the public chosen a president more than five years older than his predecessor (Clinton is 14 years older than Obama, Biden 19). Since the Cold War ended, the younger candidate has won all four races that featured a contrast in age.

Conservatives who disdain the Republican establishment and want an ideological hero to topple it in the primaries should be less encouraged. Since 1984, the party nomination has always gone to someone in the center of the party or even to the left of its center, and never to someone on its right.

SHEILA JACKSON LEE- THE QUEEN OF TEXAS: IAN TUTTLE

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/354894/queen-texas-ian-tuttle

Race-baiting, clueless, and cocky? Sheila Jackson Lee is the perfect Obama nominee.

Texas has done a lot of good for this country: the King Ranch and Texas-style chili. Dr. Pepper and the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders. Rick Perry and Ted Cruz. Patrick Swayze.

Texas also gave America Sheila Jackson Lee. So let’s call it even.

Since 1995, Jackson Lee (D.) has represented Texas’s 18th congressional district, which comprises much of inner-city Houston. Now at least one group on Capitol Hill is eyeing her for higher office: The Congressional Black Caucus is recommending that Jackson Lee replace Janet Napolitano as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Jackson Lee is one of 32 House members who sit on the House Homeland Security Committee, which is her apparent qualification for heading up DHS. According to the CBC’s letter to President Obama recommending Jackson Lee, the congresswoman “understands the importance of increasing border security and maintaining homeland security” — which, if that is considered a qualification, sets the bar frighteningly low. Then the CBC adds that she would be a “voice of reason” at DHS.

Sheila Jackson Lee is many things. “Voice of reason” is not among them.

EXTRAORDINARY:POPE FRANCIS ON HOMOSEXUALS: HAL GORDON

http://www.thecommentator.com/article/4009/the_remarkable_pope_francis_gays_and_lepers_of_old Pope Francis, a very modest man, would surely deprecate any effort to compare him to St. Francis of Assisi. Still, I can’t help but wonder: What will this remarkable new pontiff do next? How much significance is the world to attach to Pope Francis’s extraordinary statement on Monday that it was not for him […]

Daniel Henninger: Obama’s Creeping Authoritarianism

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324136204578639953580480838.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop If we learned anything about Barack Obama in his first term it is that when he starts repeating the same idea over and over, what’s on his mind is something else. The first term’s over-and-over subject was “the wealthiest 1%.” Past some point, people wondered why he kept beating these half-dead horses. After the […]

PRESIDENT OBAMA THE “JOB BUILDER” DISPARAGES THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE’S SUPPORTERS: DAVE BOYER

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/31/obama-changes-course-keystone-stance/ President Obama, who extolled the value of middle-class construction jobs during nearly five years of recession and recovery, has changed his tune to borderline contempt for the blue-collar jobs needed to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline. In a speech in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Tuesday, Mr. Obama chuckled derisively when he mentioned that Republican […]

Leader of ATF During ‘Fast and Furious’ Fallout Confirmed as New Director by Bridget Johnson

Cornyn calls it Obama’s signal “that reckless behavior is not only permissible in his administration, but rewarded.” http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/07/31/leader-of-atf-during-fast-and-furious-fallout-confirmed-as-new-director/?print=1 The Senate confirmed controversial Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives nominee B. Todd Jones on a nearly party-line vote today, with Democratic leaders making Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) fly back from her home state to move […]

ON CULTURE AND POLITICS: DAVID SOLWAY ****

http://pjmedia.com/blog/culture-and-politics/?print=1 In a 2009 essay in memory of Australian anti-feminist journalist Pamela Bone, titled In Name of Honour [1], Clive James dilates extensively on the prevalence of honor killings in Muslim culture. While castigating most Islamic nations for their backwardness and barbarousness, he is impressed to a limited degree with the efforts of Jordanian law […]