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UN IPCC Lead Author Hans Von Storch Blasts Climate Scientists: Not The ‘Keepers Of The Truth’ – Says They ‘Oversold’ The Science — Accuses colleagues of hype & ‘methodical failure’

Most recently, the NRA has been publicizing a memo it obtained from the Justice Department that says the success of universal background checks would depend in part on “requiring gun registration,” and says gun buybacks would not be effective “unless massive and coupled with a ban.”

MOre here.

Piers Morgan Does not want you to hear this story.

Secret energy lab spawns million dollar govt employee

Just wrong and stupid on so many levels…”

Reusable grocery bags:

are shoppers using the bags enough to make them worthwhile? The UK Environment Agency recently concluded that a cotton bag has to be used 131 times to equal the environmental impact of producing one plastic bag.

Ho, hum:

In 1974, NCAR said bad weather was due to excess sea ice. NCAR now says that bad weather is due to missing sea ice.

Stimulus didn’t work the way it was intended, because gov’t is an inefficient allocator of resources.

Honest proponents of the 2009 Obama stimulus will concede it failed to do what most Americans thought it was supposed to do — bring about a strong, sustainable economic recovery and dramatically lower unemployment. Most will then add, “It should have been bigger.”

A new analysis from the New York Fed raises questions whether a larger stimulus, while it might have worked better on paper or according to Keynesian economic models, would have been much more effective in reality. The study found that the allocation of stimulus funds, such as highway infrastructure investment, “had little association with state unemployment rates”

How food regulations hurt small business and aid corporations.
Obama Mega-Bundler and Donor Announces Layoffs, Possibly Linked To China Outsourcing

1. Sequestration cuts of $85 billion are impossibly painful, the equivalent of asking Uncle Sam to perform an appendectomy on himself with a nail file, but

2. ObamaCare adding $6.2 trillion to the deficit – nearly 75 times the size of the sequester – is no big deal.
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Maybe a picture will make it clear.

Teacher makes kid turn his U.S. Marines shirt inside out because it was offensive

More ‘Transparency:’

Yet another top Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official used a personal email address to conduct government business, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosures reveal. – See more at:
“Here we see yet another example of using personal emails for official business,” said Sen. David Vitter (R., La.). “The EPA instructs its employees to ‘not use any outside e-mail account to conduct official Agency business,’ but we keep seeing top EPA officials who must be attempting to dodge the agency’s mandatory recordkeeping policy,”

CEI senior fellow Christopher Horner, who first noted the existence of secret EPA email addresses in his book, The Liberal War on Transparency, said he hopes the disclosures will push the agency to better follow transparency laws.
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Oof. Totally unqualified Hagel confirmed to lead DoD.

The [warmists] Union of Concerned Scientists accepts anybody with a credit card, even dogs.  Science not required.

Silly stuff like this:

Attention, average citizens: If you don’t believe trace amounts of CO2 will cause ‘mass migrations’, you’re allegedly suffering from ‘a massive amount of ignorance’

Is why George Will is writing about Apocalypse Fatigue.  That, and the manufactured hysteria over sequestration

Even during this desultory economic recovery, one industry thrives — the manufacture of synthetic hysteria. It is, however, inaccurate to accuse the Hysteric in Chief of crying “Wolf!” about spending cuts under the sequester. He is actually crying “Hamster!”

As in: Batten down the hatches — the sequester will cut $85 billion from this year’s $3.6 trillion budget! Or: Head for the storm cellar — spending will be cut 2.3 percent! Or: Washington chain-saw massacre — we must scrape by on 97.7 percent of current spending! Or: Chaos is coming because the sequester will cut a sum $25 billion larger than was just shoveled out the door (supposedly, but not actually) for victims of Hurricane Sandy! Or: Heaven forfend, the sequester will cut 47 percent as much as was spent on the AIG bailout! Or: Famine, pestilence and locusts will come when the sequester causes federal spending over 10 years to plummet from $46 trillion all the way down to $44.8 trillion! Or: Grass will grow in the streets of America’s cities if the domestic agencies whose budgets have increased 17 percent under President Obama must endure a 5 percent cut!


In its effort to cause mass panic over the sequester, the Obama OMB lists cuts to an agency that no longer exists.

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