News that doesn't receive the necessary attention.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
9/29, BBC, "In the Irish Republic, a man drove a cement mixer covered with anti-bank slogans into the gates of the parliament in Dublin, in an apparent protest at the country's expensive bank bail-out."...photo, protests in Madrid forced stores to close, reuters
Celebrity 'hockey stick' climate guy and his employer Penn State received at least $2.5 million in US taxpayer dollars in 2009-2010
Waiting for NY Times or Washington Post to mount a full scale investigation to keep our 'democracy safe.'...
- 1/15/10, "ClimateGate's Michael Mann received stimulus funds," Noel Sheppard, WSJ.com
"A scientist in the middle of the ClimateGate scandal received economic stimulus funds last June (2009).
- As NewsBusters reported on November 28, Penn State University is investigating Professor Michael Mann, the creator of the discredited "Hockey Stick Graph," for his involvement in an international attempt to exaggerate and manipulate climate data in order to advance the myth of manmade global warming.
- According to the conservative think tank the National Center for Public Policy Research,
Mann received $541,184 in economic stimulus funds last June to conduct climate change research.
- With this in mind, NCPPR issued a press release Thursday asking for these funds to be returned:
In the face of rising unemployment and record-breaking deficits, policy experts at the National Center for Public Policy Research are criticizing the Obama Administration for awarding a half million dollar grant from the economic stimulus package to Penn State Professor Michael Mann, a key figure in the Climategate controversy....
The $541,184 grant is for three years and was initiated in June 2009.
Potentially adding insult to injury, Penn State received additional stimulus funds to investigate the impact of climate change last week:
A nearly $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation is enabling a Penn State-led group of researchers to continue studies on the potential effects of climate change on the spread of infectious diseases, such as malaria and dengue.
- The grant is part of federal stimulus funding authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
This grant appears to have nothing to do with Mann's department. However, given the high-profile the university is currently under as a result of his involvement in ClimateGate,
- it seems absurd that any federal funds involving climate change would be going to this school while it is (was) investigating its chief proponent of this myth.
Maybe more importantly, why are economic stimulus funds being given to a university for scientific research in the first place, especially one with such political overtones?
- As NCPPR noted in its release:
"It's no wonder that Obama's stimulus plan is failing to produce jobs. Taxpayer dollars aren't being used in the ways most likely to spur job creation. The stimulus was not sold to the public as a way to reward a loyalist in the climate change debate. Nor was the stimulus sold as a way to promote the Obama Administration's position on the global warming theory...As is often the case, political considerations corrupt the distribution of government funds," said Deneen Borelli, a fellow with the National Center's Project 21 black leadership network.
- Despite the obviously controversial nature of this funding and its recipient, I can identify
- absolutely no media coverage concerning the matter.
I'm sure now that NCPPR has exposed this hypocrisy, press outlets across the fruited plain will be aggressively investigating economic stimulus grants to Mann and others involved in the ClimateGate scandal in order to inform the public about how their tax dollars are being spent.
Of course, I'm not holding my breath."
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
- 9/28, "Republicans green with democrat envy: GOP activists pursue a liberal eco-agenda," the Washington Times, Green Hell blog by Steve Milloy
- activist group that calls itself Republicans for Environmental Protection (REP).
At first glance, REP violates in spades former California state Republican Party Chairman Gaylord Parkinson’s Eleventh Commandment, later adopted by Ronald Reagan: “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” REP implicitly and sanctimoniously defames all Republicans – or at least the vast majority who haven’t signed on to its dubious agenda.
- REP formed in 1995 when a network of anti-development, nominally Republican activists gelled to fight the new Republican-controlled Congress’ effort at regulatory reform, including the oft-abused Endangered Species Act (ESA).
So as Contract With America Republicans tried to get a meaningful grip on the alphabet soup of laws and regulations empowering federal agencies to be impervious to sound science, cost-benefit-analysis and even common sense,
REP was helping Clinton administration EPA chief Carol M. Browner portray the newly empowered congressional Republicans
- as pillagers of the Earth and threats to the public health.
In that landmark battle of the 104th Congress, REP actions were indistinguishable from those
- of any radical environmental group.
The consequences can be seen today in the greens’ use of the
ESA-protected snail darter to block much-needed water from farmers in California’s Central Valley.
- Fast-forward to the current 111th Congress, and the REP is again working against the interests of Republicans and America.
REP supported the Waxman-Markey “cap-and-trade” bill, which squeaked by in the House, 219-212. Eight REP-applauded Republicans helped Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pass the bill, including REP honorary board members Reps. Michael N. Castle of Delaware and Mark Steven Kirk of Illinois. And what did REP say about Republicans who opposed Waxman-Markey?
- Reps. Joe Barton of Texas, John Shimkus of Illinois and Fred Upton of Michigan were given “environmental harm demerits” for their supposed “failure to engage constructively in the committee debate about climate legislation.”
- No word from REP on the “constructiveness” of Mrs. Pelosi inserting a
- 300-page amendment in the bill at 3 a.m. the day of the final vote.
of Indiana, Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and John A. Boehner of Ohio “for their efforts to poison and polarize the debate on energy and climate legislation.”
- REP doesn’t just speak ill of fellow Republicans – it demonizes them.
On the Senate side,
- REP slammed South Carolina’s Jim DeMint for the audacity of trying to bar the Department of the Interior from reducing water allocations to the aforementioned California farmers. Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski was hit for blocking efforts to regulate carbon dioxide because of polar bears. Oklahoma’s Tom Coburn got a demerit for opposing a 2009 Obama administration land grab.
Though Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Susan Collins of Maine earned “environmental leadership credits” for supporting carbon caps, one can only imagine the insults they will get from REP because Mr. Graham single-handedly torpedoed the Kerry-Graham-Lieberman cap-and-trade bill by withdrawing his co-sponsorship, and Mrs. Collins voted to block EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gases. REP honorary board member Sen. John McCain may very well be defrocked for vocally opposing efforts to ram through cap-and-trade.
- So it appears that any Republican who dares to oppose the radical environmentalist agenda of total government control over energy use and property
- is a Republican Against the Environment.
Though REP members probably aren’t the same sort of hard-core Marxist-socialists who make up the radical environmental movement, they appear at the very least to be severely misguided highbrows
- (honorary board member Theodore Roosevelt IV comes to mind)
who think the government ought to protect the natural world from the plundering plebeians – and no taxpayer/consumer expense is too great to bear and no individual freedom or constitutional principle is too sacred to sacrifice in that cause.
- Giving REP the benefit of the doubt about Marxist-socialism, perhaps it would consider re-forming as Democrats for Freedom and Capitalism. That would solve several very obvious problems immediately, including this one:
Because environmental protection is essentially a luxury affordable only by wealthy nations,
- as the Obamacrats impoverish America with high taxes, outlandish spending and more economy-killing regulations,
they also will wind up, ironically, hurting the very environment
- about which they claim to care so much."
via Tom Nelson
Monday, September 27, 2010
9/26/10, "New projections from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid paint a stark picture of the impact of the ObamaCare law:
- We're in for a massive redistribution of health resources.
- In 2014, a staggering 85.2 million people -- 31 percent of all nonelderly Americans -- will be on Medicaid and CHIP (the Medicaid-like children's health program).
- Often, workers put up with low salaries to get good health benefits for their families. But the new law stipulates that Medicaid recipients get the same benefits that employers are required to provide workers.
- an overall move to make more people dependent on government.
- One in six Americans depends on them.
- Two fundamental American sentiments get trampled in the process:our culture of hard work and self-sufficiency and our commitment to stand by the generation that nurtured us.
It's like robbing Peter to pay Paul, only it's robbing grandma and grandpa. The new projections show that in 2019, for example, ObamaCare cuts Medicare funding by $86.4 billion -- which works out to $1,428 less for each elderly patient that year. Baby boomers will face difficulties accessing care that seniors now get. Richard Foster, chief actuary for Medicare, has spoken with brave bluntness about the possible impact, warning that some hospitals might stop taking Medicare. Where will seniors go?
- Figures don't lie. The projections from the Obama administration's own agency,the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, depict the truth in stark terms. Higher premiums are bad enough, but to see the older generation victimized
9/26/10, "Obamacare's redistribution of health," by Betsey McCaughey, NY Post, Commentary
- Betsy McCaughey is a former New York lieutenant governor and author of "The Obama Health Law: What It Says and How to Overturn It." firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, September 26, 2010
- "While just 37 percent of Americans are more likely to vote for a candidate if backed by Barack Obama, a far larger
- 50 percent will vote for a Tea-Party endorsed candidate.
As CNN puts it:
"A solid majority of all Americans — 56 percent — say that Obama has fallen short of their expectations. As a result, the president is not in a position to help struggling Democratic candidates;
- only 37 percent of likely voters say they are more likely to vote for a congressional candidate backed by Obama.
In contrast, half of all likely voters now say they are likely to choose a candidate supported by the conservative Tea Party — contributing to the GOP’s 53 to 44 percent lead when such voters are asked which party’s candidate they will choose in November.""
- UK Telegraph article via Free Republic
Saturday, September 25, 2010
"New homes sold at the second-slowest pace on record in August, signaling that the housing market will remain a drag on the economy....
Sales were down by 29 percent from the same month a year earlier.
- Normally the building industry powers economic recoveries.
Each new home built creates, on average, the equivalent of three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in taxes, according to the National Association of Home Builders.
- But housing has been at the center of this downturn and it shows no signs of recovering quickly.
The only time new home sales were slower was in May, when the sales pace was 282,000. That's the worst pace on records dating back to 1963. July's results had been the worst on record, but were adjusted upward."This is a pitiful performance but
- it should not come as a surprise to see sales so weak,"
- via 106.5fm Mobile, Ala.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Obama won't provide definition of a 'green job,' though we know US tax dollars funded lots of them outside the US
- 9/23, "Obama team uses flimflammery to inflate job numbers," Washington Examiner by Byron York
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
- Despite report that 'the recession was over in 2009,' evidence disagrees. Western states don't recover unless real estate market does.
"Overall, the economy lost a net total of 54,000 positions last month and the unemployment rate ticked up to 9.6 percent from 9.5 percent. Private employers added a net total of only 67,000 jobs....
- More than half of U.S. states saw their unemployment rates rise in August, the largest number in six months, as hiring weakened across the country.
The jobless rate increased in 27 states last month, the Labor Department said Tuesday. It fell in 13 and was unchanged in 10 states and Washington, D.C.
- That's worse than the previous month, when the rate increased in only 14 states and fell in 18. It's also the most states to see an increase since February.
The latest report offers a glimpse of a complex employment market that varies from one region to the next.
Western states, struggling with a beleaguered housing sector, are losing jobs and reporting higher unemployment rates. Northeastern states, which generally fared better throughout the downturn, are posting job gains in areas such as finance and hotels and restaurants.
California, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado shed jobs in August and their unemployment rates rose.
- At the same time, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and New Jersey added jobs and reported lower unemployment rates.
The report comes a day after a nonprofit group of economists declared that the recession ended in June 2009, making it the longest and deepest since World War II. Still, even after 15 months of recovery, the nation's unemployment rate is a painfully high 9.6 percent.
- That rate disguises some sharp differences.
Overall, the Northeast region's unemployment rate was unchanged in August, at 8.8 percent, the same as it was a year ago. The Western region, meanwhile, has seen its jobless rate rise to 10.8 percent from 10.5 percent a year earlier.
- For Western states, "nothing really gets better until the housing market stabilizes," said Steve Cochrane, an economist at Moody's Analytics.
The housing market is struggling and years away from a fully recovering from the downturn. Foreclosures spiked in August and are particularly high in several Western states.
- Nevada posted the highest foreclosure rate last month, with one in every 84 households receiving a foreclosure notice. That's 4.5 times the national average.
Nevada's unemployment rate rose to 14.4 percent,
- a record high for the state.
Nevada has the nation's highest jobless rate. It overtook Michigan in May.
- Florida, Arizona, California and Idaho rounded out the top five states for foreclosures.
Meanwhile, Northeastern states like Massachusetts are benefiting from job gains in finance and leisure and hospitality. Massachusetts has posted job gains for seven straight months.
- More than half of U.S. states saw their unemployment rates rise in August,
- the largest number in six months.
The jobless rate increased in 27 states, fell in 13 and was unchanged in 10 states and Washington, D.C. That's worse than the previous month, when the rate increased in only 14 states and fell in 18. It's also the most states to see an increase since February.
- North Dakota posted the lowest jobless rate, 3.7 percent, followed by South Dakota at 4.5 percent and Nebraska at 4.6 percent.
Overall, the economy lost a net total of 54,000 positions last month and the unemployment rate ticked up to 9.6 percent from 9.5 percent. Private employers added a net total of only 67,000 jobs."
- via 106.5fm, Mobile, Ala.
- condemning them to live out their days in poverty?
Context for Bill Maher video referencing a teen-age experience of Christine O'Donnell's now a pr stunt to get her back on his show
"Yes, it’s tired old liberal “comedian” Bill Maher trying to get Senate GOP primary candidate Christine O’Donnell to come on his show by baiting her with a brief video clip in which she mentions having “dabbled” in “witchcraft” and hung around people who practiced it.
- The left-wing blogs (and a few short-sighted rightie ones) are having a field day. What they all seem to have missed is the context for the discussion. The AP says the “context of what led to the comment is not clear.”
But it is if you paid close attention to the clip:
At 1:03 in the video, one of the panelists on the show
- criticizes O’Donnell for criticizing Halloween —
“Wait a minute, I love this, you’re a witch, you go ‘Halloween is bad,’ I’m not the witch, I mean wait a minute.” She responds by explaining that
she opposes witchcraft because she has had first-hand experience with what they do.
- So, she tried it. She rejected it. And she learned from it.
- Nonsense. She has nothing to be ashamed of — except, perhaps, for going on Maher’s show so many times.
He promises to release 22 more clips until she sits down with him in front of the cameras and brags, in typical TV chauvinist fashion,
- that he “created her” and that she “owe[s]” him.
Ignore the Hollywood attention troll. Focus on the campaign, the voters of Delaware, and the bearded Marxist opponent who’s
- the real out-of-touch extremist in the race.
Update: Excellent comeback…
Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell responded to old clips that surfaced over the weekend where she said she had once “dabbled in witchcraft,” clarifying at a GOP picnic in Delaware Sunday,
“I was in high school, how many of you didn’t hang out with questionable folks in high school? But no, There’s been no witchcraft since, if there was,
- Karl Rove would be a supporter.”"
An entrenched Beltway professional politician is gone. The job was never meant to be a lifetime appointment, but congress won't enact term limits for themselves. Castle had to go for other reasons, one of which was his support of cap and trade. This is not an ideological or philosophical issue. If you read about it, you'll find it's the greatest scam perpetrated in history by crooked politicians. Someone new was needed. ed.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
- Top Ron Klein, the democrat running for re-election in Florida's 22nd congressional district. Bottom, Allen West, the republican running against him.
- 12/8/09, "Muslim prayers fuel spiritual rebuilding project by ground zero," NY Times, by Ralph Blumenthal and Sharaf Mowjood
"The building has no sign that hints at its use as a Muslim prayer space, but these modest beginnings point to a far grander vision: an Islamic center near the city’s most hallowed piece of land that would stand as one of ground zero’s more unexpected and striking neighbors.
The location was precisely a key selling point for the group of Muslims who bought the building in July. A presence so close to the World Trade Center, “where a piece of the wreckage fell,” said Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the cleric leading the project, “sends the opposite statement to what happened on 9/11.”
“We want to push back against the extremists,” added Imam Feisal, 61.
Although organizers have sought to avoid publicizing their project because they say plans are too preliminary, it has drawn early encouragement from city officials and the surrounding neighborhood.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said through a spokesman that Imam Feisal told him of the project last September at a celebration to observe the end of Ramadan. As for whether Mr. Bloomberg supported it, the spokesman, Andrew Brent, said, “If it’s legal, the building owners have a right to do what they want.”
The mayor’s director of the Office of Immigrant Affairs, Fatima Shama, went further. “We as New York Muslims have as much of a commitment to rebuilding New York as anybody,” Ms. Shama said. Imam Feisal’s wife, Daisy Khan, serves on an advisory team for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, and Lynn Rasic, a spokeswoman for the memorial, said, “The idea of a cultural center that strengthens ties between Muslims and people of all faiths and backgrounds is positive.”
Those who have worked with him say if anyone could pull off what many regard to be a delicate project, it would be Imam Feisal, whom they described as having built a career preaching tolerance and interfaith understanding....
On a recent Friday, worshipers in the old Burlington Coat Factory heard Imam Feisal’s call for spiritual purity during the time of the hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
“We like Imam Feisal, the way he presents the philosophy of the true Islam that I call it,” said one of the congregants, Mohammed Abdullah, an investment banker who traveled from Washington for the service.
The location is not designated a mosque, but rather an overflow prayer space for another mosque, Al Farah at 245 West Broadway in TriBeCa, where Imam Feisal is the spiritual leader....
On Sept. 11, the store, with 80 employees, was one of 250 Burlington outlets nationwide owned by the Milstein family. That morning, recalled Stephen Milstein, the company’s former general manager and vice president, the staff was in the basement when
a piece of a plane plunged through the roof,
Kukiko Mitani, whose husband, Stephen Pomerantz, owned the building at the time, tried to sell it for years, at one time asking $18 million. But when the recession hit, she sold it in July to a real estate investment firm, Soho Properties, for $4.85 million in cash, records show.
One of the investors was the Cordoba Initiative, an interfaith group founded by Imam Feisal....
The patched-up roof was easily visible on a recent tour of the building, along with evidence of its sudden evacuation: food bags still in a fifth-floor staff refrigerator and, most eerily, a log sheet for the testing of the emergency alarm system that shows a sign-in signature for 9/11 but no sign-out.
Records kept by the city’s Department of Buildings show anonymous complaints for illegal construction and blocked exits at the site. Inspectors tried to check but were unable to gain access, so the complaints, though still open, were listed as “resolved” under city procedures, according to an agency spokeswoman, Carly Sullivan.But worshipers are legally occupying the building, where retail space is offered for lease, once a week under temporary permits of assembly through December, Ms. Sullivan said."...
Monday, September 20, 2010
BarackObama.com hate group bussed in to RightNation.com rally Sept. 18, couldn't explain what they hated but shout a 'gay' slur at Breitbart
Organizing for America/BarackObama.com members carry 'hate' signs (OFA logo visible) and call Breitbart 'gay' after being bussed in to Saturday September 18th's RightNation rally near Chicago. Near the end of the video a woman admits to Breitbart she was there because of Organizing for America, which is also BarackObama.com.
- Breitbart asks some of those holding 'hate' signs what in particular they object to. None of them could answer the question, and the group eventually walked away. One is heard to say Breitbart sounds 'gay' by the "way he talks."
- For all to hear, divisive hate speech on the part of Obama ralliers.
Sean Hannity doubles down giving Gingrich a forum; Batchelor says Gingrich is called "Fat Elvis" and uses his power with Fox News to threaten congress
1/21/12, "Newt Gingrich Wins. What It Means." Erick Erickson, RedState.com
"Newt Gingrich’s rise has a lot to do with Newt Gingrich’s debate performance. But it has just as much to do with a party base in revolt against its thought and party leaders in Washington, DC. The base is revolting because they swept the GOP back into relevance in Washington just under two years ago and they have been thanked
- with contempt ever since.
Adding insult to injury, the party and thought leaders now try to foist on the base a milquetoast moderate from Massachusetts. Newt Gingrich can thank Mitt Romney and more for the second look he is getting. Base hostility will now be exacerbated by Mitt Romney’s backers now undoubtedly making a conscious effort to prop up Rick Santorum to shut down Newt Gingrich."
UPDATE: John Batchelor wrote of Gingrich, the "Fat Elvis," and expanded on the topic via Mr. Batchelor's appearance on Tuesday morning's Dom Imus show.
- Batchelor said Gingrich harasses congressional members, many of whom have no idea who he is and why he's bothering them. One or more members told Batchelor that Gingrich tells some if they don't do what he wants,
- Long live the delusional, media addicted, establishment elite who silently watched Soros ascend to the Oval Office and the destruction of America, right?
- 7/14/10, "Small banks struggling to repay bailout funds," AP
The Treasury Department's bailout program was designed with Wall Street megabanks in mind, according to a new report from a congressional watchdog. The "one-size-fits-all" program may actually be hurting small banks that are struggling to repay the money or even deliver quarterly dividend payments, the report says.
The main bank bailout program anticipated banks springing back from the crisis and raising fresh funds to repay the government, the report says.
- That's exactly what happened to most of the big banks that took the most bailout money. Yet small banks continue to struggle, dragged down by souring loans for commercial real estate and high unemployment.
The 690 small banks that took bailout money are even worse off,
- according to a report Wednesday from the Congressional Oversight Panel, which monitors the $700 billion financial bailout.
- Treasury spokesman Mark Paustenbach disputed the findings, saying in a statement that the bailouts helped many of the banks "weather the storm and continue to extend credit in the economy."
- said Elizabeth Warren, who chairs the panel.
- "It was intended to support ... homeownership, retirement savings and banks across the country."
- "There is very little evidence to suggest that the (bailouts) led small banks to increase lending," the report says.
- "The result could be that 'too big to fail' banks grow even bigger," Warren said.
- The law also requires regular audits by the Government Accountability Office and creates a special inspector general to investigate
- fraud and other problems. "
Sunday, September 19, 2010
As someone said, these people may be polite, but they are as serious as a heart attack. All that happened is they found out they'd been fooled and lied to. They're supposed to sit there the rest of their lives with this news?
- 9/17, "Alabama says BP denied its claim over oil spill," Reuters, by Matthew Bigg
- Some $116 million of the $148 million claimed was earmarked for the state's Education Trust Fund in order to prevent the need for $113 million in spending cuts, but now those cuts would take place, Riley said.
Friday, September 17, 2010
- 9/17, "'Mosque in a box' created by Paris Imam," BBC
"Muslims in Paris who find themselves too busy to pray have been given a new option, thanks to a Tunisian businessman.
- Hassmem Bounachma, who is also the Imam at a large Parisian mosque, says his three-panelled
"mosque in a box" provides an ideal but convenient place for the kind of contemplation required in prayer."
Thursday, September 16, 2010
- Most Muslim rage is directed against other Muslims.
- The Islamic world's claim on Western attention rests on its propensity to fail.
- America has spent a trillion dollars and 5,700 lives to prop up notionally pro-American regimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, not to mention $2 billion a year to Egypt, and several hundred million each to Jordan and the Palestinian Authority, as well as smaller sums to other Muslim countries.
- But America's attitude might change. Iraq may descend into civil war, especially now that the Americans have armed and trained 100,000 Sunni fighters in the so-called Sunni Awakening, Petraeus' "rent-an-Arab" strategy to contain communal violence until American troops could leave. ..."
- Petraeus' temporary success in the 2008 surge might lay the groundwork for a Thirty Years War in the region .
- from Asia Times, "Terry Jones, asymmetrical warrior"
- via Poynter.org/Romenesko
- from CTNow.com, "Health insurers seeking rate hikes of more than 20% in Connecticut," by M. Sturdevant
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Feminine feelings key to advancing global warming agenda, white males into feelings before facts help-study
- Merely saying one 'cares,' no matter the facts or anything else, makes one better and entitled to drown out opposing views. ed
- Reports on "an academic paper which looks into the "effects of gender on climate change...journal Population and Environment examined eight years of data from Gallup's annual environment poll"... about knowledge and concern in the American public"...published in the September issue.
"Men still claim they have a better understanding of global warming than women, even though women's beliefs align much more closely with the scientific consensus," he said. McCright added that the gender divide is likely to be explained by "gender socialisation": boys learn that masculinity emphasises detachment, control and mastery,
- whereas girls develop traits of attachment, empathy and care. It's these latter qualities which McCright believes makes
- women more likely to "feel concern about the potential dire consequences of global warming".
After analysing the Gallop data, he found:
Women express more concern about climate change than men do. A greater percentage of women than men worry about global warming a great deal (35% to 29%), believe global warming will threaten their way of life during their lifetime (37% to 28%), and believe the seriousness of global warming is underestimated in the news (35% to 28%).
The conclusions of the paper are interesting given just how "male" the climate debate can appear at times. Female voices in this arena are noteworthy, in part, because they are so rare. I suppose it could also be noted that the
- climate debate is dominated by white, middle-class English-speakers....
One extra pause for thought in McCright's paper is provided in the final paragraph:
Perhaps, as some suggest (e.g., Smith 2001), gender is not as important for explaining environmental concern as is
- a feminist orientation.
Somma and Tolleson-Rinehart (1997) find that individuals –
- both women and men – who support feminist goals express greater environmental concern.
Thus, future research should prioritise the use of more refined measures of gender and perhaps examine
- individuals' beliefs
via Climate Depot
Monday, September 13, 2010
- Bloomberg's fandom is in line with the UN/Soros agenda. Bloomberg is seen as an "international climate change leader" (4/11/10). As he pursues this 'international' role, the taxpayers of New York City are on stage as well.
"Less than seventy days before the United Nations’ climate summit in Cancun –
- New York City will once again be the epicenter of the climate action dialogue: Climate Week NY˚C
- 2. 9/9/09, NY City joins a lawsuit with environmental interests and the state of Connecticut against power companies for 'climate' harms as a 'public nuisance.' 12 other states have asked the Supreme Court to take on the case which they frame more as a case of nuisance litigation than on the issue of CO2 endangerment. In any event, Bloomberg's presence carries with it the taxpayers of the state of New York.
NYC Mayor Bloomberg in clover, addressing "global warming" at the UN in 2008, photo gothamist
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