Evidently, Mr. Obama is SOOO concerned about the environment that he had fly to Alaska and get his picture taken with the melting glaciers threatening our very existence. The irony is the ‘cost’ to the environment (not to mention, the taxpayers) for making such a monumental trip.
1. Air Force One burns 5 gallons of fuel for every mile it travels.
2. It is roughly 4,000 air miles to Anchorage Alaska from Washington DC thus taking 20,000 gallons of expensive fuel to get there.
3. Jet fuel puts 21.1 pounds of carbon into the atmosphere for every gallon burned thus pumping out 422,000 pounds or 211 tons of CO2 to get to Alaska.
4. It costs $228,000 an hour to operate Air Force One.
5. It is roughly an 8.5 hour flight to Anchorage from DC thus costing $1,938,000 to get President Obama to Alaska.
6. Obama has to get back, so DOUBLE all those costs and impacts for a total of 40,000 gallons of fuel burned, 844,000 pounds or 422 tons of CO2 emitted costing $3,876,000, just to fly Air Force One, so Obama can look like he is doing something about climate change.
7. That does not include any military support planes, multiple gas guzzling limos, accommodations for some 50 secret service agents, local police and other resources. When you add all that in, President Obama probably costs the American taxpayers $10 million or more so he could have his picture taken.
It is beyond all rational thinking to grasp how folks are so easily swayed by the hype surrounding climate change – and the hypocritical ‘stance’ of most liberals. Obama is hypocrite number one. He could care less about the environment – the trip to Alaska actually proved that. His agenda is much greater, but these idiots are too stupid to recognize it.
Of course. They are older, very stupid, and racist.
Including Tea Party Executive Director N*ger Innis, Dawn Wildman, and Keli (”Liberty Belle”) Carender who became one of the founding mothers of the Tea Party Movement ...
And how about S.E. Cupp, Dana Loesch, Kathleen McKinley, and Michelle Moore--are women. And you are more likely than not going to see a woman like Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots, Amy Kremer of the Tea Party Express, or FreedomWorks’s Tabitha Hale
in the safety of their mothers’ wombs, he instead chided them for mistreating gays and lesbians.
“Obama,” Hemingway informs us, “also tied the practice of harvesting organs from albinos with racism and discrimination against gay people and urged consistency in how they view the sanctity of human life if they want to complain about human rights abuses.”
May light continue to expose the darkness of Planned Parenthood, and may that same light expose the moral hypocrisy of our president, even within his own heart.
Indeed, “During his time in the Illinois Senate, Obama’s devotion to abortion was so extreme that he argued a form of infanticide should remain legal out of fear that protecting infants born alive might somehow protect young humans in the womb.”
In his remarks on Monday, the president said, “If there’s one thing I want YALI [Young African Leaders Initiative] leaders to come out with, it’s the notion of you are strong by taking care of the people who are vulnerable, by looking after the minority, looking after the disabled, looking after the vulnerable.”
Yet rather than connect the dots – they were shouting to be connected – and applying this same logic to the most vulnerable of all, namely, babies.
In light of the release of the Planned Parenthood videos, which press secretary Josh Earnest tells us, the president refuses to watch, the irony of Obama’s words is more than ironic. It is downright hypocritical and evil.
A new report on Breitbart DOT c*m even claims that, “Medical researchers are growing human organs in mice by implanting dead human baby organs into rodents,” and so the sickening saga continues to unfold.
Would that someone could force our president to make a personal tour of a large abortion facility and look at the jars filled with the “products of conception,” as the little eyes stare at him through the glass and the little fingers point at him.
After all, as Hemingway points out, “In 2012, Planned Parenthood said, while announcing a $1.4 million ad buy on his behalf, that they had ‘no greater champion’ than President Obama.”
When one saw the headline, ones first thought was, “Could it be? Is President Barack Obama really denouncing Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in baby parts?”
The words seemed clear enough: “Obama: Killing Humans And Harvesting Their Organs Is An Atrocity That Must End.”
But the reality was worse than a sick joke.
President Obama was not speaking about killing babies in the womb and then selling their liver and limbs and tissue.
As reported by Mollie Hemingway on the Federalist DOT c*m, “President Barack Obama told a group of young African leaders on Monday that harvesting organs from humans [specifically, albinos] that are killed as part of an African ritual was ‘craziness’ and a ‘cruel’ tradition that needed to stop. He warned of dehumanizing marginal groups of humans and of the problems that arise when ‘you are not able to see someone else as a human being.’”
The FBI has begun a criminal inquiry into Hillary Clinton's email account and her use of the private server and other devices during her four years as secretary of state, according to news reports.
"It’s definitely a criminal probe," a federal source told The New York Post on Wednesday. "I’m not sure why they’re not calling it a criminal probe."
The individual stressed that the Department of Justice and the FBI "can conduct civil investigations in very limited circumstances," but that's not what is occurring here.
"In this case, a security violation would lead to criminal charges," the source told the Post. "Maybe DOJ is trying to protect her campaign."
David Kendall, Clinton's attorney, confirmed earlier Wednesday that the FBI was investigating the security of the devices on which Clinton's private emails were stored during her tenure as the nation's top diplomat.
"We are actively cooperating" with the probe, Kendall said in a statement.
The investigation began after the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community alerted the FBI last month that classified information had been included in some of the emails that went through Clinton's personal home server.
The referral to the Justice Department did not seek a criminal probe and did not specifically target Clinton.
"Quite predictably, after the ICIG made a referral to ensure that materials remain properly stored, the government is seeking assurance about the storage of those materials," Kendall said in the statement.
The Washington Post reported the FBI's involvement on Tuesday. The agency also asked Kendall about the security of a thumb drive he has containing copies of Clinton's work emails sent during her tenure as secretary of state, according to that report.
The Clinton campaign did not immediately respond to the New York Post's request for comment
MEXICAN ILLEGALS GET FREE TICKETS TO U.S. GOODIES WHILE MIDDLE EAST CHRISTIANS SEEKING ASYLAM GET TICKETS TO HOOSCOW
Just a few miles from the U.S.-Mexican border, the descendants of one of the oldest Christian communities in the world wait to be delivered from purgatory -- and live in fear of being returned to hell.
Just a few miles from the U.S.-Mexican border, the descendants of one of the oldest Christian communities in the world wait to be delivered from purgatory.
They came from Iraq and say they only want to practice their faith, free from the threat of ISIS. But for several months, 28 Chaldean Christians have had to pray behind the barbed wire fences of San Diego’s Otay Detention Facility, captives of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency and facing deportation. A dozen have already been ticketed for removal.
“In Iraq, they only had three choices: convert to Islam, death by the sword or leave the country,” said Mark Arabo, head of the Minority Humanitarian Foundation. “They’ve refused to convert, escaped slavery and death – only to be imprisoned by our broken immigration system.
“These aren’t people who woke up one day and said, ‘Let me walk to America.’ They were forced out of their homes because of our inaction in the region. Because of our troop withdrawal. These are people who were sentenced to death because of our involvement in the country.”
They escaped near-certain death, but not the U.S. court system.
“The disheartening thing is it seems that our border is open to anyone unless you’re a Christian fleeing genocide"
- Mark Arabo
The Supreme Court said so.
Dred Scott revisited
Roe vs. Wade: Documenting an Awful Supreme Court Decision
OPINION JOHN STONESTREET JAN 21, 2014
Most pro-lifers know that Roe v. Wade is a bad decision. A new book, “Abuse of Discretion,” tells us why!
Obviously no one against abortion likes Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that made abortion on demand the law of the land, and has led to fifty-five million legal abortions in the forty-one years since.
But listen to a few lines from those who call themselves “pro-choice.” Harry Blackmun, the Supreme Court justice who actually wrote it, called the court’s decision to even hear Roe a “serious mistake.” And before joining the court, current Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Roe was not “measured” because it “invited no dialogue with legislators.”
In his new book, “Abuse of Discretion,” Clark Forsythe digs into the nuts and bolts of the decision like no book I’ve ever encountered. Forsythe, the former president and current senior counsel of Americans United for Life, is well versed in the ugly causes and even uglier consequences of Roe v. Wade, and he joined me to talk about it on the current edition of “BreakPoint This Week.”
In “Abuse of Discretion,” Forsythe shows that Roe v. Wade and the companion case, Doe v. Bolton, really were the result of a perfect storm. Did you know these two landmark cases were only initially supposed to resolve limited, technical questions that did not require a trial or evidence? Yet with a simple majority of the justices, America suddenly had the most liberal abortion law in the world, with virtually no evidentiary consideration.
Blackmun himself wanted a narrow, temporary ruling, but Justice William O. Douglas threatened a scathing dissenting opinion. So Blackmun capitulated, creating a new radical right for reasons that had little to do with the law, morality, or even science. One can almost picture Blackmun, like Pilate, washing his hands of the matter after Roe was handed down.
Further, the decision hinged on the arbitrary concept of “viability,” the point after which the state could restrict abortion. Forsythe argues, in the words of “Journal” reviewer Jeffrey Rosen, “that the justices and law clerks, essentially pulled the viability standard out of a hat.”
This history undermines the Court’s later claim in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which upheld Roe, that the court’s adoption of the viability standard was “a reasoned statement, handled with great care.”
Forsythe argues that Roe v. Wade, rather than promoting women’s health as advocates of legal abortion always claim, instead stripped women of vital health protections. The horrific happenings at Kermit Gosnell’s unregulated abortion mill are just one grisly example of this. Studies have also shown a link between abortion availability and domestic violence.
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Your most magnificent accomplishment!!!!!
Who owns the baby...ah ah ah blob's living organs. If it's a chattel of the women (and fertilizer), they should receive the payments.
A shocking video showing a top Planned Parenthood official casually discussing the shipment of aborted fetus body parts to research labs is fueling calls in Washington and state capitals for investigations and hearings.
The video, shot last July, was released by the Center for Medical Progress on Tuesday. It shows two undercover CMP activists posing as employees from a biotech company having lunch with Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood's senior director of medical research, and chatting about which body parts are in demand.
Calls on Capitol Hill for hearings were swift.
"Nothing is more precious than life, especially an unborn child," House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement. "When anyone diminishes an unborn child, we are all hurt, irreversibly so. When an organization monetizes an unborn child -- and with the cavalier attitude portrayed in this horrific video -- we must all act. As a start, I have asked our relevant committees to look into this matter."
Boehner also urged President Obama to "denounce, and stop, these gruesome practices."
Megyn Kelly Rips Obama For Ignoring Kate Steinle Murder
Megyn Kelly opened with an editorial about the Kate Steinle case.
“…Kate’s murder has since exploded into a national debate on illegal immigrant, sanctuary cities in crime. With the White House ducking the issue of its own acquiescence in these city’s decision to flout the federal immigration laws which were duly enacted… A stark contrast to what we saw after Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri. A man we now know was attacking a police officer at the time of his death. His funeral saw three Obama officials in attendance, his death drew comments from President Obama personally. And the administration also sent in the DOJ and 40 FBI agents dispatched to Missouri after Michael Brown was killed.”
Kelly finished her discourse with a rhetorical question for the administration.
“Where is the swarm of agents in San Francisco? Then there was Freddie Gray in Baltimore, a repeat drug offender who was killed in police custody. Here again his funeral was attended by three Obama administration officials and again the president spoke personally to Freddie Gray’s death. And again, sent the DOJ in to investigate. When Trayvon Martin was killed in Florida, the president spoke to his death which was later ruled to be in self-defense. But Kate Steinle, nothing. No comments, no swarm of FBI agents, no DOJ investigation, nothing. Why?”
After All-AGW Is Settled Science
A new study claims that sometime between 2030 and 2040, the sun’s energy cycles will cancel each other out and produce a mini ice age on planet Earth.
So much for the science of global warming being settled.
Professor Valentina Zharkova discussed the findings at a National Astronomy Meeting in Wales. So far, the new model has been producing more accurate predictions than was previously possible, according to the Daily Mail.
Scientists have known for some time that the sun operates in 10- to 12 -year cycles, with more solar flares and sunspots during times of high activity. The new model calculates activity based on two layers of the sun, one close to the surface and one deeper inside.
According to the predictions, the two energy layers coordinate to create higher activity, and when they fall out of sync with each other, solar activity decreases. But in the 2030s, the two energy cycles are expected to be completely out of phase with each other and produce a “Maunder minimum,” which was last seen beginning 370 years ago, when temperatures fell so low the River Thames froze.
That Maunder minimum period lasted from 1645 to 1715.
Previous calculations of the solar cycles have been difficult because of poorly understood variability in the sun’s convection currents. But Zharkova’s team found that adding the second convection layer, or dynamo, near the surface of the sun has increased the accuracy of calculations to 97 percent.
“We found magnetic wave components appearing in pairs, originating in two different layers in the Sun’s interior,” [Zharkova] said. “They both have a frequency of approximately 11 years, although this frequency is slightly different, and they are offset in time.”
This study gibes with some other scientists’ findings that we were entering into a period of low solar activity.
Not that any of this will stop the global warming crowd, who decided long ago that the Earth was going to warm, come hell or high water. There are too many government plans in action to back down now.
Plus, the Left has been assuring us for years that any perceived slowing of warming or, God forbid, decrease in temperature was really still caused by global warming, which apparently can trigger every type of weather known to man.
If Zharkova is correct, however, the sun is going to have the final say.
The bottom line is that the flag in question represents one thing to some people and another thing to others…
I was born in 1936, a mere 71 years after the Civil War ended, when the South was looked upon by what seemed to be a majority of the Northern States as an inbred, backward, uneducated, slow-talking and slower-thinking people, with low morals and a propensity for incest.
This was in the days before television, and about all the folks up North knew about Southerners was what they heard. There were a lot of people who took great pleasure in proliferating the myth, and some still do it to this day.
As you might suppose, people in the South bitterly resented this attitude of superiority, and in some quarters the words “damn” and “Yankee” became one word. And a somewhat fierce type of Southern pride came into being.
The Confederate battle flag was a sign of defiance, a sign of pride, a declaration of a geographical area that you were proud to be from.
That’s all it is to me and all it has ever been to me.
I can’t speak for all, but I know in my heart that most Southerners feel the same way.
I have no desire to reinstate the Confederacy. I oppose slavery as vehemently as any man, and I believe that every human being, regardless of the color of their skin, is just as valuable as I am and deserves the exact same rights and advantages as I do…
Unfortunately, the Confederate battle flag has been adopted by hate groups – and individuals like Dylann Roof – to supposedly represent them and their hateful view of the races.
Please believe me when I say that, to the overwhelming majority of Southerners, the flag represents no such thing, but is simply a banner denoting an area of the nation and one's pride in living there…
I lived through the useless cruelty of those days and did not get my feelings out of some sensitivity class or social studies course, but made my own decisions out of experience and disgust.
I hold no ill feelings and have no axes to grind with my brothers and sisters of any color. The same God made us; the same God will judge us; and I pray that He will intervene in the deep racial divide we have in this nation and make each person – black or white – see each other for what we truly are, human beings. No better, and no worse.
It's time to do away with labels: Caucasian-American, African-American, Asian-American, Native American and so forth.
How about just a simple "AMERICAN"?
The U.S. Civil War was not about states' rights,
Baloney. Lincoln started, and fought, the costliest (in American blood) war of our history to prevent states from seceding from, and breaking the union the Union.
On April 19, Lincoln issued his proclamation blockading Southern ports. It provided that "a competent force will be posted so as to prevent entrance and exit of vessels" from the ports of the states in rebellion. Then, to make the proclamation official, he signed this document, authorizing "the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a Proclamation setting on foot a Blockade of the ports of the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas." The seal was affixed to the blockade proclamation, which was announced that day. It was a de facto declaration of war by the Union against the Confederacy
President Barack Obama's flip-flops on gay marriage
HOTUS puts his Johnson in the wind…
ABC broke into its daytime lineup May 9, 2012, to announce a historic shift: the president of the United States declaring his personal support for gay marriage.
"I've been going through an evolution on this issue," President Barack Obama told ABC News.
While the president has consistently supported civil rights for gay couples — peppering his comments with specifics such as hospital visitation, transfer of property and Social Security benefits — his discussion of marriage has differed. He’s called same-sex marriage unstrategic, against his religious beliefs, and something that should be in the hands of churches rather than government.
Hillary Clinton's Evolution/Flip-Flop on Gay Marriage
BILLARY puts middle finger in the wind
Hillary Clinton announced today in a Human Rights Campaign video that she now supports gay marriage:
Back in 2008 when Hillary ran for president, she said she believed marriage was between a man and a woman.
Unlike Hillary, I still believe that marriage can truly be ONLY between a man and a woman, and I'll keep believing so until such time same sex couples can somehow defy nature and God's intention ... and naturally produce offspring as a man and a woman can. Until such time I will consider any "marriage" between same sex couples to be nothing less than faux 'marriage'.
Otherwise, what's next ... 'marriage' between lawn mowers?
By the way, why is it that Democrats' positions 'evolve' ... but when Republicans change positions it's a "flip-flop"?
Will liberals now attempt to force everybody to perform the sacrament of marriage on homosexuals, will imprisonment being penalty for refusing?
Today's decision is judicial activism at its worst. Unelected judges have disregarded past precedent and are forcing states to recognize same-sex marriage, even after voters democratically opposed such measures.
While this is a major setback, we are already hard at work to protect religious liberty and the rights of conscience.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) have introduced the First Amendment Defense Act. This bill would ensure the federal government respects the right to act in accordance with your beliefs about marriage.
A terrible Supreme Court ruling does not mean the fight is over. We know that President Obama and his liberal allies will never rest. They will continue their assault and their next target will be your religious liberty.