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Dr. Tim Ball

Tom Harris

It’s time for sober second thoughts on climate alarms

Now that the excitement has died down over the news that Earth’s surface temperature made 2017 one of the hottest years on record, it is time for sober second thoughts.

Did the January 18 announcement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that 2017 was our planet’s third-hottest year since 1880, and NASA’s claim that it was the second hottest year, actually mean anything?

Although the Los Angeles Times called 2017 “a top-three scorcher for planet Earth,” neither the NOAA nor the NASA records are significant. One would naturally expect the warmest years to come during the most recent years of a warming trend. And thank goodness we have been in a gradual warming trend since the depths of the Little Ice Age in the late 1600s! Back then, the River Thames was covered by a meter of ice, as Jan Grifier’s 1683 painting “The Great Frost’ illustrates. Continue reading

Robert W. Endlich

Weather, not human-caused CO2-fueled global warming, is responsible for California wildfires

2017 featured incredibly intense, damaging wildfires in California: first the Wine Country fires of October, and later the massive Thomas Fire in December. Each destroyed hundreds of homes, the latter in many of the affluent suburbs and enclaves northwest of Los Angeles and Hollywood.

The Thomas Fire is the largest in modern California history, with over 1000 structures destroyed. The fires and subsequent mudslides killed over 60 people and left many others severely burned or injured. Continue reading

I know a man who was living in a neighborhood when a salesman came door to door selling home security systems. He told the salesman he already had one. “What’s your security system?” he asked. The man replied, “God and a loaded gun.”

It wasn’t a matter of either/or but both/and. I suggest we have mass school shootings because we don’t have enough God on our campuses and we don’t have enough guns.

When tragic school shootings happen, like the one in Florida, everyone sends their “thoughts and prayers” to the families of the victims. But why don’t we pray before these shootings happen instead of waiting until somebody’s dead? Everyone understands that prayer in school is appropriate in the wake of a tragedy like this. But if it’s appropriate after, there’s no reason it’s not appropriate before. Continue reading

By Paul Driessen

An informed decision-making process will safely produce energy that belongs to all Americans

Under the current offshore energy program developed during the Obama years, 94% of the nation’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) is off limits to leasing and drilling. Under the Draft Proposed Program (DPP) announced January 4 by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, over 90% of OCS acreage and 98% of “undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources” in these federal offshore areas (beyond the 3-mile limit of state waters) will be considered for possible future leasing, exploration and development. Continue reading

Lori Porter

Lori Porter, Parent Rights In Education

Oh brother, what will they make me watch next?

Is it child abuse when a California teacher “celebrates a 5-year-old “transition” by reading “I Am Jazz” and “The Red Crayon” (explaining transgenderism) to her class of kindergartners? Followed up by a 5-year-old girl in the class stepping into the bathroom and re-emerging as a boy.

This stunt left many of the children traumatized and crying, little girls asking their parents if they were going to turn into a boy. Another parent stated her son wanted to know if he could dress as a girl for school. Continue reading

By Paul Driessen

A subtle suggestion during a jazz concert got me thinking about history, politics and energy

What a marvelous evening it was. World-class drummer Tommy Igoe and his Birdland All-Stars treated the George Mason University Center for the Arts audience to a joyous evening of jazz, funk, Brazilian and original music that featured new renditions of classics by David Bowie, The Police, Steely Dan, Charlie Parker and other famed artists. Every high-energy number captivated these jazz aficionados. Continue reading

As we pass the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on how he got to the Oval Office. And perhaps we can dispell a couple of myths along the way.

Donald Trump is president because he won the electoral college by trouncing Hillary Clinton 304-227. At the same time, Trump lost the popular vote by 2.8 million votes – Hillary received almost 65.8 million votes to Trump’s 63.0 million. This, of course, has led to screeching from the left that Hillary was robbed and that any system which would deprive the winner of the popular vote of an election victory must be a fundamentally unfair system. Continue reading

The fools are Joe (Scarborough ) and Mika (Brzezinski)! These (MSNBC News) people are the reason Trump Won the election and they continue to do the same type of twisting and lying that they did before the election. It shows they really aren’t smart enough to learn from their mistakes!

Donald Trump only had conversations with his staff and attorneys about the possibility and impact of firing Muller! Now, just think about why he would be asking and discussing that question. Continue reading

Gordon J. Fulks, PhD (Physics)

Critically Endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros with four day old baby. Only 100 are left in the wild. Photo: Wikipedia

It was said of the Bolshevik Revolution that Russia looked no different the day after. Yet she suffered a profound nightmare for seven decades and only managed to get out of it because an American President, Ronald Reagan, was able to orchestrate the peaceful economic collapse of the Soviet Union with his Russian counterpart, Mikhail Gorbachev. The Bolshevik promise of a worker’s paradise was simply a lie, among many lies, designed to keep the ruthless in power. Continue reading

Art Crino

Cliven Bundy

The January 8, 2018 court decision in the Bundy case brings to mind the work of Sidney Powell.

Sidney Powell, a widely respected attorney, became concerned with the conduct of the federal prosecutors. This was based on having spent ten years in the Department of Justice and twenty years in private practice. With the urging and cooperation from numerous attorneys, she published the book, “LICENSE TO LIE, Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice”. The author poses the question: “Did you know you can be prosecuted, convicted and imprisoned for something that was not even a crime?” Continue reading

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