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CLIMATE ALARMISTS MAY INHERIT THE WIND

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

 

 

www.wsj.com/articles/climate-alarmists-may-inherit-the-wind-1522605526?mod=ITP_opinion_0&tesla=y THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Climate Alarmists May Inherit the Wind

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Climate Alarmists May Inherit the Wind

They likened a courtroom ‘tutorial’ to the Scopes Monkey Trial. But their side got schooled.

By Phelim McAleer   Mr. McAleer is a journalist, playwright and filmmaker. He is currently writing a play about Chevron Corp.’s legal fight over alleged pollution in Ecuador.      April 2, 2018

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Five American oil companies find themselves in a San Francisco courtroom. California v. Chevron is a civil action brought by the city attorneys of San Francisco and Oakland, who accuse the defendants of creating a “public nuisance” by contributing to climate change and of conspiring to cover it up so they could continue to profit.No trial date has been set, but on March 21 the litigants gathered for a “climate change tutorial” ordered by Judge William Alsup—a prospect that thrilled climate-change alarmists. Excited spectators gathered outside the courtroom at 6 a.m., urged on by advocates such as the website Grist, which declared “Buckle up, polluters! You’re in for it now,” and likened the proceeding to the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial.

In the event, the hearing did not go well for the plainti s—and not for lack of legal talent. Steve W. Berman, who represented the cities, is a star trial lawyer who has made a career and a fortune suing corporations for large settlements, including the $200 billion-plus tobacco settlement in 1998.

“Until now, fossil fuel companies have been able to talk about climate science in political and media arenas where there is far less accountability to the truth,” Michael Burger of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University told Grist. The hearing

did mark a shift toward accountability—but perhaps not in the way activists would have liked.

Judge Alsup started quietly. He flattered the plaintif s’ first witness, Oxford physicist Myles Allen, by calling him a “genius,” but he also reprimanded Mr. Allen for using a misleading illustration to represent carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and a graph ostensibly about temperature rise that did not actually show rising temperatures.

Then the pointed questions began. Gary Griggs, an oceanographer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, struggled with the judge’s simple query: “What do you think caused the last Ice Age?”

The professor talked at length about a wobble in the earth’s orbit and went on to describe a period “before there were humans on the planet,” which “we call hothouse Earth.” That was when “all the ice melted. We had fossils of palm trees and alligators in the Arctic,” Mr. Griggs told the court. He added that at one time the sea level was 20 to 30 feet higher than today.

Mr. Griggs then recounted “a period called ‘snow ballers,’ ” when scientists “think the entire Earth was frozen due to changes in things like methane released from the ocean.”

Bear in mind these accounts of two apocalyptic climate events that occurred naturally came from a witness for plaintif s looking to prove American oil companies are responsible for small changes in present-day climate.

The defendants’ lawyer, Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., emphasized the little-discussed but huge uncertainties in reports from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the failure of worst-case climate models to pan out in reality. Or as Judge Alsup put it: “Instead of doom and gloom, it’s just gloom.”

Mr. Boutrous also noted that the city of San Francisco—in court claiming that rising sea levels imperil its future—recently issued a 20-year bond, whose prospectus asserted the city was “unable to predict whether sea level rise or other impacts of climate change or

flooding from a major storm will occur.”

Judge Alsup was particularly scathing about the conspiracy claim. The plaintif alleged that the oil companies were in possession of “smoking gun” documents that would prove their liability; Mr. Boutrous said this was simply an internal summary of the publicly available 1995 IPCC report.

The judge said he read the lawsuit’s allegations to mean “that there was a conspiratorial document within the defendants about how they knew good and well that global warming was right around the corner. And I said: ‘OK, that’s going to be a big thing. I want to see it.’ Well, it turned out it wasn’t quite that. What it was, was a slide show that somebody had gone to the IPCC and was reporting on what the IPCC had reported, and that was it. Nothing more. So they were on notice of what in IPCC said from that document, but it’s hard to say that they were secretly aware. By that point they knew. Everybody knew everything in the IPCC,” he stated.

Judge Alsup then turned to Mr. Berman: “If you want to respond, I’ll let you respond. . . . Anything you want to say?”“No,” said the counsel to the plaintif . Whereupon Judge Alsup adjourned the proceedings.

Until now, environmentalists and friendly academics have found a receptive audience in journalists and politicians who don’t understand science and are happy to defer to experts. Perhaps this is why the plainti s seemed so ill-prepared for their first court outings with tough questions from an informed and inquisitive judge.

Activists have long claimed they want their day in court so that the truth can be revealed. Given last week’s poor performance, they may be the ones who inherit the wind.

Mr. McAleer is a journalist, playwright and filmmaker. He is currently writing a play about Chevron Corp.’s legal fight over alleged pollution in Ecuador.

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VIDEO – THE CALIFORNIA DREAM TURNS INTO A NIGHTMARE

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

 

Subject: Ahhhh……the California dream…The land of milk and honey…Living in Orange county.

You are looking at the bike trail that runs along the Santa Ana River from Riverside County through Orange County to the Pacific Ocean. It is an Army Corps of Engineers project with conflicting municipal jurisdictions for code enforcement. The result is miles of homeless encampments running through affluent neighborhoods.

You have to see this video to believe it.

This is the bike path that runs from the Garden Grove freeway to Angel Stadium. Thank you Jerry Brown!!!!

 

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DRAINING THE EDUCATIONAL SWAMP

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

 

 

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Drain the education swamp: College students’ tyrannical behavior must be stopped

by Tammy Bruce  Tammy Bruce, author and Fox News contributor, is a radio talk show host.      December 13, 2017
In this Aug. 27, 2017, file photo, demonstrators clash during a free speech rally in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson, file)

 

How many conversations have we had with our friends, family and co-workers wondering what happened to the millennials? We expect a new generation to have new ideas and new ways of approaching the world. So how do we explain when a new generation is steeped in bullying, complaining about hurt feelings, demanding “safe spaces,” and using pride in fragile egos and weakened emotional states as the excuse to condemn free speech?

There’s more than one swamp eating away at this nation. The ignorant and intolerant meltdown of students is brought to us by a “liberal” education system determined to replace teaching with propaganda and logic and reason with unmoored emotion.

One of the more recent examples comes from last week. College students in New York were thrown out of a student-run coffee shop because their “Make America Great Again” caps violated the “safe space” rules. The offending students were accused of being fascists and given three minutes to leave the premises.

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HOW MEXICO TREATS ‘UNDESIRABLE’ FOREIGNERS

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Ever wondered what the Mexican laws were regarding illegals in their country?  This article by Michelle Malkin explains the Mexican laws.

Perhaps we should treat our illegals the same as Mexico treats theirs !   Nancy

www.cnsnews.com/blog/michelle-malkin/reminder-how-mexico-tre

Reminder: How Mexico Treats ‘Undesirable’ Foreigners

American politicians in both parties are stampeding all over themselves to pander to Mexico and adopt mass illegal alien amnesty schemes. But while the Mexican government lobbies for more “humane” treatment of illegal border crossers from their country into ours, Mexico remains notoriously restrictionist toward “undesirable” foreigners who break their laws or threaten their security.
Despite widely touted immigration “reforms” adopted in 2011, Mexico still puts Mexico first — as any country that is serious about protecting its sovereignty should and would.

Article 33 of Mexico’s constitution establishes the right of the president to detain and deport “any foreigner” and prohibits foreigners from participating “in any way” in the political affairs of the country.

While you read this passage, dwell on the demagogic rhetoric of meddling Mexican consular officials and lobbyists who assail America for its (poorly enforced) detention and deportation policies:
“The President of the Republic shall have the power to expel from national territory any foreigner, according to the law and after a hearing. The law shall establish the administrative procedure for this purpose, as well as the place where the foreigner should be detained and the time for that. Foreigners may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country.”
Article 32 of Mexico’s constitution unapologetically bans non-native born residents from holding sensitive jobs and joining the country’s military. Preference is given unabashedly to Mexicans over foreigners.

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JANET NAPOLITANO SUES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OVER DACA DECISION

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

 

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Napolitano sues Trump administration over DACA decision

The woman who created the 2012 deportation amnesty for Dreamers filed a lawsuit Friday protesting the Trump administration’s move to phase out the program, saying the decision was done on President Trump’s executive “whim.”

Janet Napolitano, who created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as President Obama’s homeland security secretary, is now the president of the University of California and is leading the school system’s lawsuit demanding the program be reinstated.

She said her school system stands to lose money and the chance to educate some of its 4,000 illegal immigrant students, as well as perhaps having to let go its illegal immigrant staff.

“We really support out DACA students and part of the reason we’re filing this lawsuit it to help protect their rights,” Ms. Napolitano said.

She created the DACA program by memo in 2012, issuing guidance to immigration agencies to have them create an application process that has allowed hundreds of thousands of young adult illegal immigrants to be granted a stay of deportation, work permits, access to some taxpayer benefits and a deeper place in U.S. society.

But after a court ruled a subsequent similar amnesty known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans illegal in 2015, and facing a legal deadline imposed by the same states that defeated DAPA, the Trump administration concluded it couldn’t defend DACA.

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ANTIFA – BEHIND THE BEDLAM IN BERKELEY

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

 

Please click on the wsj.com  link below to view the  video regarding  this article.  Nancy 
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Behind the Bedlam in Berkeley

Antifa activists believe in censorship and don’t rule out violence, as they showed again Sunday.

Politically charged street brawls broke out in Berkeley, California, on Sunday, with police arresting 13 charming participants on charges including assault with a deadly weapon. One Twitter video showed masked activists kicking a man curled in fetal position on the ground; the beat-down stopped only when a journalist, Al Letson, shielded the man with his body. “I was scared they were going to kill him,” Mr. Letson said.

As Charlottesville drew attention to the worst elements of the far right, Sunday’s melee revealed an increasingly violent fringe of the radical left that has received far less media coverage, much less criticism. It’s called Antifa, pronounced “An-tee-fa,” which is short for “anti-fascist.”

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Antifa members sometimes claim their movement spans the globe and dates to the 1920s and ’30s, citing the 1936 Battle of Cable Street, where protesters shut down a march by the British Union of Fascists. But in the United States and Britain, Antifa grew in the 1980s primarily out of the punk rock scene. As Nazi and white supremacist skinheads became a bigger part of this largely un-policed subculture, far-leftists met violence with violence, calling it self-defense.

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L.A. MADE $1.3 BILLION IN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT WELFARE PAYOUTS IN 2 YEARS

Friday, August 4th, 2017

 

This is taxpayer money that could instead be used for rebuilding our roads, bridges, airports,  medical  research, failing inner city school systems, job retraining programs, the list of worthwhile programs is endless.   Instead, the money is being spent on those who are here illegally.  Have you all heard of  Cloward-Piven, which is  overwhelming the system until it collapses !  
Earlier this evening, I posted  an article on California’s expansion of Medicaid (Medi-Cal).  Just one more example of overwhelming the system with people on welfare.     What is needed is job training programs to get  people out of poverty, not paying them to  stay in poverty.    I think it was Ben Carson  who said you don’t want to make people so comfortable in poverty that they stay in poverty !  One of our readers wrote to me today that she owns a small business and she offered a job to someone who declined  the job offer  because the person made more money staying at home and collecting welfare.   Nancy   

LA made $1.3B in illegal immigrant welfare payouts in just 2 years

     Illegal immigrant families received nearly $1.3 billion in Los Angeles County welfare money during 2015 and 2016, nearly one-​quarter of the amount spent on the county’s entire needy population, according to data obtained by Fox News.

The data was obtained from the county Department of Public Social Services — which is responsible for doling out the benefits — and gives a snapshot of the financial costs associated with sanctuary and related policies.

The sanctuary county of Los Angeles is an illegal immigration epicenter, with the largest concentration of any county ​in the nation, according to a study from the Migration Policy Institute. ​The county also allows illegal immigrant parents with children born in the United States to seek welfare and food stamp benefits.

Robert Rector, a Heritage Foundation senior fellow who has written extensive studies on poverty and illegal immigration, said the costs represent “the tip of the iceberg.”

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MEDICAID EXPANSION – CALIFORNIA STYLE

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

 

The expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare  has become a major sticking point in the senate’s attempt to craft a bill to replace Obamacare because many states have taken the Obamacare bait to increase their Medicaid roles.  The following article on California’s Medi-Cal program shines a bright light on how the expansion of Medicaid is endangering  our health care system.     Nancy 

Medicaid’s Potemkin Health Coverage

California is a case study: One patient suing the state says she went to Mexico to get her gall bladder out.

July 19, 2017  by Allysia Finley  Ms Finley is a editorial writer for the Journal

If ObamaCare’s expansion of Medicaid were measured merely by growth in enrollment and spending, California’s Medi-Cal program would rank as a huge success. Since 2012, Medi-Cal has added six million beneficiaries, primarily able-bodied adults of working age. Covering them last year brought California nearly $20 billion in additional federal funds. If Medi-Cal were a state, its population of 14 million would make it the fifth-largest in the U.S. The program’s $103 billion budget is about three times the size of Illinois’s general fund.

But despite the surge in enrollment and spending—or perhaps because of it—Medi-Cal has failed to fulfill its stated goal of improving health-care access for the indigent and disabled. A recent report from the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury highlighted the conundrum many of the state’s Medicaid enrollees face: “You’ve Got Medi-Cal, but Can You Get Medical Care?”

By extending Medi-Cal to younger, healthier people—many of whom could be better served by the kind of bare-bones private insurance that ObamaCare outlawed—California has made it harder for those who most need low-cost care to get it.

Medicaid operates as an open-ended entitlement, meaning the federal government covers a predetermined share of state spending, regardless of the total cost. Traditionally, the feds have matched California’s outlays dollar for dollar. States where the per capita income is lower receive a more generous match. Nevada, for example, receives about two federal dollars for each one it spends.

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VIDEO – HOW DID MAXINE WATERS GET SO RICH? TUCKER CARLSON

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

 

VIDEO    MAXINE WATERS VS TUCKER CARLSON

Maxine Waters Said It’s ‘Racist’ for Tucker Carlson to Ask How She Got So Rich — He Responds

How did elected official Maxine Waters get so rich?

That’s what Fox News’ Tucker Carlson wants to know, though he’s not alleging she did anything wrong.

But the lawmaker said it was “racist” to even ask the question!

Rep. Waters represents one of the poorest districts in California, yet she lives in a $4.3 mansion “in one of the richest and whitest neighborhoods in L.A.,” Carlson said. And she doesn’t even live in her district.

Carlson goes over more curious facts about the woman whose salary is funded by taxpayers:

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CULTURE ROT – PHOTOS – GAY PRIDE PARADE, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, JULY 15, 2017

Friday, July 21st, 2017
While in San Diego  recently, I was able to  watch and photograph  a gay pride parade which is a yearly event in San Diego.  The old saying –  ” a photo is worth a thousand words”  applies here.  Surprising  and disturbing to me,  many of the churches, the army, navy, marines, air force, coast guard , the police, the sheriff’s office and the FBI were all  represented in the parade plus all the candidates for public office.  Additonally, there were many children in the parade that were being exposed to this lifestyle which I also   found very disturbing. 
These photos are being posted under the category “CULTURE ROT ” as I feel that our country’s traditional values are being undermined and homosexuality is  being  pushed to weaken us as a nation.    Nancy
 
  
 
 
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