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102 weeks ago @ Frontpage Magazine - Obama Still Wants to F... · 1 reply · +3 points

A new online ad has kept popping up at various websites.

"Obama - Biden
Stand with me.
Work with me.
Let's Finish What We Started.
Are you in?"

It has an ominous similarity to chants by Berkeley radicals trying to take over buildings, etc. It's phrased in a way that does not imply unity, but rather its opposite, sort of an "us against them" implication. Who's the "we," and what have they "started?" Does a country ever become "finished?" Serious questions. Revolutionary undertones.

191 weeks ago @ Frontpage Magazine - Ahmadinejad Presses Hi... · 0 replies · +1 points

Some more details in Lester Brown's new book, "WORLD ON
THE EDGE", (2011) - free to read:
http://www.earth-policy.org/images/uploads/book_f...

A few excerpts;

Iran, with a fossil fuel subsidy of $66 billion, is a leader in promoting gasoline use by pricing it at one fifth its market price. Following Iran on the list of countries that heavily subsidize fossil fuel use are Russia, Saudi Arabia, and India.

In Iran, villages abandoned because of spreading deserts or a lack of water number in the thousands. In the vicinity of Damavand, a small town within an hour’s drive of Tehran, 88 villages have been abandoned.

Chronically plagued by overgrazing and overplowing, Iraq is now losing irrigation water to its upstream riparian neighbors—Turkey, Syria, and Iran. The reduced river flow—combined with the drying up of marshlands, the deterioration of irrigation infrastructure and the shrinking irrigated area—is drying out Iraq. The Fertile Crescent, the cradle of civilization, may be turning into a dust bowl.

Water supplies are also tightening in Iran. An estimated one fifth of its 75 million people are being fed with grain produced by overpumping. Iran has the largest food bubble in the region.

Twenty or more years ago, Pakistan chose to define security largely in military terms. When it should have been investing in reforestation, soil conservation, education, and family planning, it was shortchanging these activities to bolster its military capacity. In 1990, the military budget was 15 times that of education and a staggering 44 times that of health and family planning. As a result, Pakistan is now a poor, overpopulated, environmentally devastated nuclear power where 60 percent of women cannot read and write.

207 weeks ago @ Frontpage Magazine - Energy Secretary Chu's... · 0 replies · 0 points

Chu's right about white reflecting light and heat. That's been common knowledge in desert and Mediteranean climates for thousands of years. It's ironic that I'm in the process of sealing my mostly flat roof, and the two main products sold are either silver or white, for those very reasons. So it's logical in warmer climates like the sun belt. The bad news is that there is a national shortage of white paint. We don't even have enought to paint stripes on roadways, so Chu is not totally in touch with other governmental needs. http://www.countyenews.com/index.php?option=com_c...

As for global warming, the man to read is Lester Brown, not Al Gore. http://www.earth-policy.org/images/uploads/book_f...

And for some very scary stuff for the SW U.S. check this out. http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2010/world/...

207 weeks ago @ CSMonitor: World - UN\'s Gaza flo... · 1 reply · -2 points

The conclusion is almost comical. That "flotilla", better described as a "mini-armada," organized by Turkey for the sole purpose of inciting and provoking a military reaction, is ridiculous on its face. Turkey should have been sanctioned by the U.N. for provoking a military reaction by running a declared preventive blockade to keep out weapons - similar to the Gaza tunnels. This was an "in your face" incitement to conflict. They also did have small arms and fought the Israelis, including throwing some over the railings. Their action was an "act of agression" by any sensible definition, but then few would declare the U.N. these days as "sensible."

216 weeks ago @ Frontpage Magazine - Mexico Drug War Spills... · 0 replies · +2 points

This guy really tells the inside story of how cancer spreads. He's seen it all. What's interesting is that he moved from L.A., calling the place a lost cause, and moved to Arizona! He says Arizona is 20 years away from the infection that California has now.

"How the Mexican Drug Cartel Takes over California"

Los Angeles, CA. According to 33 year veteran gang specialist and retired L.A. Sheriff's Sergeant Richard Valdemar, Mexican drug cartels have infiltrated city councils and political campaigns in many small cities in Los Angeles County.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf17rOT_z8E&fe...

221 weeks ago @ Frontpage Magazine - The BP Candidate · 1 reply · 0 points

Do the math and blow the well! Otherwise the Gulf could become the dead sea for America. The cost to the average American is miniscule and all we need is some leadership. Could we Americans live with using 1 gal of vehicle gas less each week? Of course!

Here's the math: There are 251 million vehicles (cars & trucks) registered in America. So let's assume that only 75% of those are used normally. That means we have 188 million vehicles used. What happens if all those were able to use 1 gal of gas less per week?

188 million gallons of gasoline less each week = 27 million gals per day.
27 million gals per day = 671,000 barrels of oil per day saved.

This is not just about BP and oil dependence. It's also about spoiled Americans who need to jump in their car to drive everywhere on a whim. We risk permanently killing the Gulf of Mexico and destroying the Florida economy, along the coastlines of many states. Do the math and blow the well. It runs many thousands of feet below the sea bed and could be cut off and sealed.

228 weeks ago @ Frontpage Magazine - Arizona Gets Tough · 0 replies · +1 points

California, a state that's a major victim of illegals, is pushing to boycott Arizona. They may in fact harm the Arizona economy. But in 5 years it will backfire!

Arizona will, by then, have become a destination from Californians needing to escape their crime-infested cities, with low-riders full of kids cruising down Main St. A destination for parents seeing their kids overtaken by easy drug suppliers. A destination for those who spent 4 hours in a hospital waiting room to be seen because of all the Latino patients there before them, many of whom cannot communicate their problems to the nurses, all the while thinking about their taxes; a destination for business owners who can't access the court system due to overclogging of drug, misdemeanor, and eviction cases; a destination for residents tired of having to "press 2" for English whenever they need to contact the local government office about something.

An economic boycott, i.e. "war" against its neighbor will be both an invitation to law-abiding citizens to move there, while becoming a new, more tolerant, destination for illegals - a potential tipping point with no return.