What, first to the so called VET I am a vet my father was a vet and you are WRONG! We only stopped winning wars after wwII where the govt politicians were playing little war games with rules of engagement, just kill them and blow them up or do not go to war. War used to be very messy, with lots of civilian casualties and no one cared. Also back in the colonial days they knew about PTS the reverends taught the morality of war and they did not have a problem with it. Again God missing in our culture causes so many problems
Sorry, but I will not be around as much this week, getting ready for our live debut at red state talk radio m-f starting the 14th, but need to get everything ready for Susan before she comes home Thursday and I have to walk up the section road today to get my pick up
From CNS News:
(CNSNews.com) – In a speech to the National Rifle Association, President Donald Trump said that NRA members are “true American patriots” who take pride in America’s history, respect its heritage, and “proudly stand for the National Anthem.”
“We have pride on our history and respect for our heritage. We put our hands on our hearts for the Pledge of Allegiance, and we all proudly stand for the National Anthem. We proudly stand,” Trump said.
He said Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) and NRA President Wayne LaPierre are “real patriots” who don’t get “the kind of adulation” that they deserve.
“I want to thank you, the true American patriots of the NRA, who defend our rights, our liberty, and our great American flag. Thank you, thank you very much. The people in this hall have never taken our freedom for granted, never, and you have never stopped fighting for our beloved Constitution, incredible people,” Trump said.
“You give your time, your energy, your vote, and your voice to stand strong for those sacred rights given to us by God, including the right to self-defense. And now thanks to your activism and dedication, you have an administration fighting to protect your 2nd Amendment, and we will protect your 2nd Amendment,” he pledged.
“Your 2nd Amendment rights are under siege, but they will never, ever be under siege as long as I’m your president. All of us are here today united by the same timeless values. We believe our liberty is a gift from our creator and that no government can ever take it away. We believe in the rule of law, and we support the men and women of law enforcement,” the president said.
Damn Right! Mr President!
From CNS News:
Alliance Defending Freedom has won seven cases at the U.S. Supreme Court in as many years, including one that upheld an Arizona school choice program and another that prevented the state of Missouri from discriminating against a Christian preschool.
The legal powerhouse, which fights for religious freedom, is awaiting decisions in two more landmark free speech cases it argued this term before the high court. It is counted as one of the most successful legal advocacy organizations in the country.
But even that stellar record was not enough to prevent Alliance Defending Freedom from being banned from participating in AmazonSmile, which allows Amazon.com customers to contribute “0.5% of eligible purchases” to “almost one million eligible 501(c)(3) public charitable organizations.”
ADF had been one of those charities since the 2013 launch of AmazonSmile until recently, when those who had assigned the legal organization as their charity were notified that it was no longer eligible.
The reason? Southern Poverty Law Center.
Those who had selected ADF as their charity received the following explanation of why they’d no longer be able to give to the religious freedom group through the program:
“The AmazonSmile Participation Agreement states that certain categories of organizations are not eligible to participate in AmazonSmile. We rely on the Southern Poverty Law Center to determine which charities are in certain ineligible categories. You have been excluded from the AmazonSmile program because the Southern Poverty Law Center lists Alliance Defending Freedom in an ineligible category.”
For those unfamiliar with SPLC, they are the hysteria-stokers responsible for producing a slanderous list of “hate groups” that lumps together actual violent extremists with respectable organizations such as Alliance Defending Freedom and the Family Research Council and with international human rights activists such as Maajid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
So, the “ineligible category” to which Amazon’s statement refers is really nothing more than a hit list of groups and people SPLC disagrees with. Amazon’s decision to rely on the false accusations of such a bad actor is inexplicable.
In response to the ban, Alliance Defending Freedom’s CEO, Michael Farris, sent a letter urging entrepreneur and philanthropist Jeff Bezos’ Amazon to reconsider its alliance with the widely discredited Southern Poverty Law Center:
“Although the SPLC did good work many years ago, it has devolved into a far-left propaganda machine that slanders organizations with which it disagrees and destroys the possibility of civil discourse in the process. The group has been discredited by investigative journalists and charity watchdogs as a ‘direct mail scam’ that has seen its leaders amass enormous fortunes. It is no surprise that the United States Department of Defense and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have severed ties with the SPLC.”
Lest one think that Southern Poverty Law Center is a misunderstood group of would-be do-gooders just trying to provide a public service, but not quite hitting the mark, consider the words of a senior executive, Mark Potok, who said: “Sometimes the press will describe us as monitoring hate crimes and so on … I want to say plainly that our aim in life is to destroy these groups, to completely destroy them.” (Emphasis mine.)
By its own admission, SPLC is in the game not to inform, but to obliterate. Nice set of friends you have there, Mr. Bezos.
“Southern Poverty Law Center spends its time and money attacking veterans, nuns, Muslims who oppose terrorism, Catholics, evangelicals, and anyone else who dares disagree with its far-left ideology,” ADF Senior Vice President Kristen K. Waggoner said. “Meanwhile, ADF works every day to preserve and affirm free speech and the free exercise of religion for people from all walks of life and all backgrounds because we believe freedom is for everyone.”
I can affirm the truth in the above statement, as I spent 13 years working alongside Kristen and many other honorable people at Alliance Defending Freedom. From firsthand experience, I know ADF is committed to building freedom’s future, while Southern Poverty Law Center is hell-bent on vaporizing any opposing views.
With SPLC having been repeatedly exposed as a huckster racket for decades by voices from across the ideological spectrum, it is mind-boggling that one of the largest companies in the world would align itself with its destructive bigotry.
From Skeptical Science:
Climate Myth: CO2 was higher in the past
“The killer proof that CO2 does not drive climate is to be found during the Ordovician- Silurian and the Jurassic-Cretaceous periods when CO2 levels were greater than 4000 ppmv (parts per million by volume) and about 2000 ppmv respectively. If the IPCC theory is correct there should have been runaway greenhouse induced global warming during these periods but instead there was glaciation.”
(The Lavoisier Group)
Over the Earth’s history, there are times where atmospheric CO2 is higher than current levels. Intriguingly, the planet experienced widespread regions of glaciation during some of those periods. Does this contradict the warming effect of CO2? No, for one simple reason. CO2 is not the only driver of climate. To understand past climate, we need to include other forcings that drive climate. To do this, one study pieced together 490 proxy records to reconstruct CO2 levels over the last 540 million years (Royer 2006). This period is known as the Phanerozoic eon.
Figure 1: Atmospheric CO2 through the Phanerozoic. Dashed line shows predictions of the GEOCARB carbon cycle model with grey shading representing uncertainty range. Solid line shows smoothed representation of the proxy record (Royer 2006).
Atmospheric CO2 levels have reached spectacular values in the deep past, possibly topping over 5000 ppm in the late Ordovician around 440 million years ago. However, solar activity also falls as you go further back. In the early Phanerozoic, solar output was about 4% less than current levels. The combined net effect from CO2 and solar variations are shown in Figure 2. Periods of geographically widespread ice are indicated by shaded areas.
Figure 2: Combined radiative forcing from CO2 and sun through the Phanerozoic. Values are expressed relative to pre-industrial conditions (CO2 = 280 ppm; solar luminosity = 342 W/m2). The dark shaded bands correspond to periods with strong evidence for geographically widespread ice.
Periods of low CO2 coincide with periods of geographically widespread ice (with one notable exception, discussed below). This leads to the concept of the CO2-ice threshold – the CO2 level required to initiate a glaciation. When the sun is less active, the CO2-ice threshold is much higher. For example, while the CO2-ice threshold for present-day Earth is estimated to be 500 ppm, the equivalent threshold during the Late Ordovician (450 million years ago) is 3000 ppm.
However, until recently, CO2 levels during the late Ordovician were thought to be much greater than 3000 ppm which was problematic as the Earth experienced glacial conditions at this time. The CO2 data covering the late Ordovician is sparse with one data point in the CO2 proxy record close to this period – it has a value of 5600 ppm. Given that solar output was around 4% lower than current levels, CO2 would need to fall to 3000 ppm to permit glacial conditions. Could CO2 levels have fallen this far? Given the low temporal resolution of the CO2 record, the data was not conclusive.
Research examining strontium isotopes in the sediment record shed more light on this question (Young 2009). Rock weathering removes CO2 from the atmosphere. The process also produces a particular isotope of strontium, washed down to the oceans via rivers. The ratio of strontium isotopes in sediment layers can be used to construct a proxy record of continental weathering activity. The strontium record shows that around the middle Ordovician, weatherability increased leading to an increased consumption of CO2. However, this was balanced by increased volcanic outgassing adding CO2 to the atmosphere. Around 446 million years ago, volcanic activity dropped while rock weathering remained high. This caused CO2 levels to fall below 3000 ppm, initiating cooling. It turns out falling CO2 levels was the cause of late Ordovician glaciation.
So we see that comparisons of present day climate to periods 500 million years ago need to take into account that the sun was less active than now. What about times closer to home? The last time CO2 was similar to current levels was around 3 million years ago, during the Pliocene. Back then, CO2 levels remained at around 365 to 410 ppm for thousands of years. Arctic temperatures were 11 to 16°C warmer (Csank 2011). Global temperatures over this period is estimated to be 3 to 4°C warmer than pre-industrial temperatures. Sea levels were around 25 metres higher than current sea level (Dwyer 2008).
If climate scientists were claiming CO2 was the only driver of climate, then high CO2 during glacial periods would be problematic. But any climate scientist will tell you CO2 is not the only driver of climate. Climatologist Dana Royer says it best: “the geologic record contains a treasure trove of ‘alternative Earths’ that allow scientists to study how the various components of the Earth system respond to a range of climatic forcings.” Past periods of higher CO2 do not contradict the notion that CO2 warms global temperatures. On the contrary, they confirm the close coupling between CO2 and climate.
Intermediate rebuttal written by John Cook
Update July 2015:
Here is a related lecture-video from Denial101x – Making Sense of Climate Science Denial
Night of Blood: Muslim migrants go on murderous stabbing spree in Milan, Italy
“There are more and more serious problems with the crimes of migrants, and public security is catastrophic,” said Paolo Grimoldi, a local politician in MIlan.
Facebook Enlists Eric Holder’s Law Firm to ‘Advise’ on Anti-Conservative Bias
We need anti-trust legislation and we need it now. It’s war. People do not understand what is at stake and what they have lost. Social media is the public square and our First Amendment rights should be first and foremost. Either we go quietly into the cold, dark night or we go to war.
UK: Muslim shopkeeper jailed over ISIS terror posts
Another one of the millions of “misunderstanders” of Islam ….. but remember, it’s the “islamophobes” who are the problem. Respect his piety, heathen
FDR wanted Jews ‘spread thin’ and kept out of U.S., documents reveal
Sadly, FDR is the great white father to a large majority of Jews even though he did nothing while their Jewish brothers and sisters burned.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau DECLARATION of jihad against the Jews: Palestinian Day on the Hill, “EYES ON JERUSALEM”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues to advance his career in the cause of jihad and Islam.
TEXAS: Muslim student arrested for plotting Islamic State mass shooting at mall
Texas Muslim student is arrested for planning an Islamic State mass shooting at a shopping mall. Expect no national marches or protests against Islamic terror and jihad. On the contrary, this averted mass shooting massacre will be blamed on islamophobia.
I was done with the The Lame stream Media a long time ago, but I cannot believe how they have actually become a left wing, out of their minds, propaganda circus! Russia russia russia, hannity hannity hannity in a echo chamber of lunatics. They are literally the enemy