Climate Activists Slam Ted Cruz For Not Blaming Texas Flood On Climate Change

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Most Americans believe that the debate on Climate Change / Global Warming is far from settled. But for those who choose to worship at the Climate altar the “facts” are set in stone and those who fail to follow the Chicken Little Climate doctrine are to be shamed and labeled as Climate Deniers.

Case in point.

Think Progress reports that they asked “Climate Scientists” about Ted Cruze’s refusal to blame the current flood in Texas on Climate Change. Naturally, the Climate Priests…er Scientists stated that it was necessary to talk about Climate Change and the flood in Texas. One even referred to Cruze’s refusal to do so as “shameful”:

After literally 35 trillion gallons of water fell on Texas this month, washing away homes and killing at least 28 people, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz still would not talk about climate change. “At a time of tragedy, I think it’s wrong to try to politicize a natural disaster,” the 2016 Republican presidential candidate said last week when asked about the role of climate change in the floods.

In the meantime, climate scientists across the country have been speaking out about the climate implications of the Texas floods. And on Friday, ThinkProgress asked several of those scientists to weigh in on Cruz’s comments.

“As a scientist, I think it is essential to connect the dots between climate change and the increasing risk it poses to our families and communities,” said Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University. “Keeping our mouths shut on what the data is telling us, even if it’s in fear of vicious reprisals, is like a physician not telling a patient they have a dangerous condition just because they’re afraid of the patient’s reaction.”

What the data is telling us, Hayhoe said, is that climate change is altering the risk of many weather extremes, flooding chief among them. These extremes “have always occurred naturally,” she said, but today’s warming caused by carbon emissions is making those extremes more likely and more severe than they were in the past.

…With that in mind, it’s reasonable to think that Cruz’s attempt to dodge the climate question was the real political maneuver. That’s at least according to Michael Mann, the director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University.

The ones politicizing the matter are those like Cruz who coddle their fossil fuel funders by denying the science of climate change and smearing those who attempt to point out the very real and damaging impacts climate change is already having,” he said. “It is shameful and history will judge it as such.”

Considering that none of the Climate alarmists predictions have come true, the real question we should be asking is how much longer will it be until Climate “Scientists” admit they are wrong?

Chinese Regime Calls Trend of Turning from Communism To Christianity/Religion a “Serious Disease”

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While Christianity is suffering setbacks in the United States, in China it’s growing at a rapid pace. That fact hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Chinese Communist Party, and it terrifies them.

The South China Morning Post reports that the main Chinese anti-corruption government agency is warning of the dangers of people turning from the Marxist-Leninist ideology to Christianity and religion. Even calling it a “serious disease”:

China’s top graft watchdog on Monday warned that stricter disciplinary measures must be enforced to prevent cases of abuse in which local cadres carry out anti-corruption operations without higher authorities’ permission.

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection also said a “lapse in ideology” had become a “serious disease”. Cadres abandoning communist ideology and turning to religion was a problem for the party, it said.

…the CCDI reiterated the importance of cadres adhering to the “iron rule” of not following any religious beliefs.

It mentioned the recent work progress of the party’s branch in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, in tackling the problem of cadres joining religious activities.

The authorities in Wenzhou – known as “China’s Jerusalem” because of its large Christian population – had for years turned a blind eye to the proliferation of Christian churches in the area, but have since late 2013 ordered the removal of hundreds of crosses from church spires, on the pretext that the crosses breached building codes.

…some cadres had abandoned communism’s core doctrine of “dialectic materialism” and turned to religion instead. Getting rid of such cadres “whose thoughts are not on the party”, and bolstering party ideology had become important issues, it stressed.

“A lapse in ideology is the most serious disease,” the article said. ‘Some party members do not believe in Marxism-Leninism; their minds are not on their work [and] they busy themselves with religious activities. Some cadres even take the lead in becoming believers.”

If the trend was not stopped, it would “lead to disastrous consequences”

The fact which concerns the Chinese Communists, and should be of concern to freedom loving Americans, is the direct link between Christianity and individual liberty.

While Obama Panders In Miami, Castro Regime Arrests Anti-Communist Protester & 163 Others in Havana

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While President Obama pandered to a group of Cuban-Americans in Miami who openly questioned his new policy towards Communist Cuba, the Castro Regime was taking a different approach towards those who openly disagree with their policies, arresting them.

The Miami New Times reports that anti-Communist protester and artist, Tania Bruguera, was arrested in Havana, Cuba while protesting by publicly reading a book on totalitarianism for 100 hours. The Castro Regime also arrested 163 other artists and activists the same day:

Artist Tania Bruguera was detained yet again at her home in Havana. The Cuban-born artist has just finished a 100-hour long public reading of the German philosopher Hannah Arendt seminal work, The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951). In the book, Arendt argues that totalitarianism’s sole purpose is to terrorize and repress an entire population.

…Though born in Cuba, Bruguera has been based in Chicago for most of her career. She is currently in Cuba as the result of her arrests in December 2014, shortly after the United States announced that it was normalize relations with the island nation. Bruguera was arrested three times in December, each time for performing an art piece that openly criticized the Communist government. She remains unable to leave Cuba, stuck in a kind of legal limbo.

It’s estimated that 163 activist and artist were arrested the same day as Bruguera.

Ironically a Democratic Senator recently criticized President Obama’s new Cuban policy by stating that there was no obvious move by the Castro Regime towards giving greater freedom for it’s citizenry.

Ambassador: Governments Should Ban Import Of Old Cars To Fight Climate Change

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President Obama attempted to fight Climate Change by creating the Cash 4 Clunkers program, where perfectly good cars were traded in and destroyed in an effort to get them off the streets.

But Peace FM reports that an Ambassador has decided to raise the ante and call for all governments on the African continent to stop importing old cars. All in an effort to fight Global Warming:

H.E Stephane Gompertz, Ambassador, Climate Change for Africa and Indian Ocean, has called on governments to stop the importation of old items into Africa.

Addressing a gathering at this year’s Climate Change Conference organized by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), he called on Africans to discourage the use of old imports from foreign countries because to him, “Africans have the right like any other, like French men, like Germans; to use modern up-to-date technology.”

…To Ambassador Gompertz, the ban opens up a new era for good-conditioned items to invade the African continent.

“Ghana now has prohibited importing old refrigerators. I think it’s very wise measure. Now, some people could argue yes but those old refrigerators are cheap; therefore you prevent people from having a fridge. I’m not a specialist in refrigerators but I think the technology has evolved and the cost of such equipment gone down anyway.

He further called on the government to ban the imports of old cars into the country.

“It’s better to make sure that only imports of good condition will be allowed…I think the Government of Ghana is doing the right when it bans the import of old refrigerators and that will apply to old cars as well because indeed we cannot accept this situation to go on forever.”

It has yet to be seen if the Obama administration will follow Ambassador Gompertz’s lead and call for a ban on importing old cars into the United States. But if the EPA’s recent move to regulate all water including mud puddles is any indication, it will only be a matter of time.

#BlackLivesMatter Activist: “This Is Black Memorial Day; Disarm The Police” (VIDEO)

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Monday about 30 members of the Long Beach, California #BlackLivesMatter #LBC Progressive movement shut down a street in L.A. to protest police violence. While the majority of Americans were celebrating Memorial Day, a member of the #BlackLivesMatter movement took to the microphone to say that it was actually “Black Memorial Day” and that it was time to “disarm the police” in order to “re-imagine public safety”:

So today is Memorial Day, we’re claiming this as Black Memorial Day. We’re also recognizing this as African Liberation Day. We have the power to take our own liberation. We have the power to take our own freedom.

“…Some police with guns and they don’t know how to use them, right? So we say right now disarm the police and re-imagine public safety.”

Video below (comment at 00:18-00:47):

#BlackLivesMatter #LBC claims to be apart of, and share the common goals of, the national Black Lives Matter movement.

CEO: Layoffs Across 3 States Due To “Destruction Of Coal Industry By President Obama”

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In 2008 then Senator Obama stated during an interview that he would bankrupt the coal industry. It would seem that is at least one promise he is keeping as President.

The South Florida Times reports that the CEO of Murray Energy blamed President Obama’s War On Coal as one of the reasons for having to layoff coal miners across three states. Including over 1,000 Union positions:

“On Friday, St. Clairsville, Ohio-based Murray Energy said it told 1,417 workers at five West Virginia mines their jobs must be eliminated. Another 249 jobs would be lost at two Ohio mines, while 162 employees would be out of work at two Illinois mines.

The hardest hit location will be the Monongalia County Mine, where 558 workers are expected to lose their jobs between July 24 and Aug. 7, according to a federally required notice of major layoff plans. Almost 430 are union jobs. The mine was already temporarily idled in late March.

CEO Robert Murray mentioned the layoffs at the North American Coalbed Methane Forum in Cecil, Pennsylvania on Thursday, according to media reports. In a news release Friday, his company said the layoffs were “due to the increased utilization of natural gas to generate electricity … and the ongoing destruction of the United States coal industry by President Barack Obama.” The company also blasted West Virginia’s severance tax to unearth coal.

United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts lamented the layoffs. The Murray job cuts include 1,100 union positions.”

A new report issued by the U.S. Energy Information Administration states that the EPA’s new Carbon rule set to be finalized in August, will mean higher energy prices for consumers and even more closings of coal fired power plants.

Communist Party Member Faces Trial For Siding With Islamic Terrorists

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While the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) openly supports the Obama administration, and is happily welcomed by the Progressive movement here in the United States, in other countries members of the Communist Party brethren are openly supporting Islamic terrorists.

The Prauge Post reports that a member of the Czech Communist Party is facing trial after celebrating online the deaths of Czech soldiers who were killed by the Taliban:

A Communist Party (KSČM) member is being tried over having approved of the killing of five Czech soldiers by a Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan on Facebook last year…

Michal Kesudis, a member of the KSČM, aged 37 and from Ostrava, north Moravia, praised the killing of the soldiers, writing literally that they had deserved their death on the Facebook..

Reacting to the soldiers’ death, Kesudis wrote: “This is naturally a great success, because alongside the U.S. mercenaries, the Czech ones are among the worst motherf*ckers. They had it coming.”

Death to the occupiers! Long live the resistance fighters!” he added.

Kesudis wrote that the Czech soldiers were just occupiers, adding that “I am grateful to the Afghan resistance fighters for having getting us rid of the scum. We will do better without them.

Coincidentally the CPUSA has regularly spoken out against the War on Terror.

*Ugh* Catholic Cardinal Pushes “Sustainable Development”; Says Gov’s Role To Reduce Gap Between Privileged And Majority

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The current trend of combining religion, business, governments around the globe, and the radical Climate “church” should be concerning to anyone who values liberty. The dangers of Agenda 21’s push for worldwide Sustainable Development is well documented. Though the dangers of the radical green agenda have been trumpeted by many, including Glenn Beck, their warnings seem to have fallen on deaf ears even among those who surround his holiness, the Pope.

Catholic World reports that Catholic leaders recently held an international forum on economic growth and environmental sustainability in Rome. During the event Cardinal Wuerl made a disturbingly socialist argument for Sustainable Development stating that it was a “moral imperative and economic incentive”, and that it’s the role of government to “harness wisdom and creativity” for the “common good” so that it can “reduce the gap between the privileged minority and world’s great majority”:

“In his speech, Cardinal Wuerl said that the need for sustainable development is both “a moral imperative and an economic incentive as a business issue,” and that to commit to taking the task up is “pro-business.”

“Government has a role, and we clearly need strong international agreements. But in moving ahead, business and economic interests necessarily play a significant role,” he said.

“We need to harness that wisdom and creativity in the service of the common good. Such collaboration aligns private and public interests, and reduces the gap between the privileged minority and the world’s great majority.”

He referred to the issue of sustainable development as a “sign of the times…”

It would appear that under the watch of Pope Francis and Cardinal Wuerl not only will the Catholic church push the Marxist idea of Sustainable Development….but they’ll embrace it with a smile on their face.

PETA Says This Bar’s Name Offends Chickens

DSC_0050Founded in the 700’s (not a typo. Seven hundreds, not seventeen), The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes it as Britain’s oldest pub. Since 1872 it has been known as Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, but not for much longer if the U.K. branch of People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals has their way.

PETA says the name is offensive to our feathered friends, and is pushing the bar to change the name to Ye Olde Clever Cocks.

In their official letter, PETA UK representative Dawn Carr says:

I hope this message finds you well. I’m writing on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to propose that Ye Olde Fighting Cocks pub in St Albans adopt a new name: Ye Olde Clever Cocks to reflect society’s rejection of needless violence and help celebrate a fascinating but often abused and misunderstood animal, the chicken.
The name Ye Olde Fighting Cocks calls to mind the violence and gore of cockfighting, a hideous blood sport so cruel that it has been outlawed in the UK. A change of name to Ye Olde Clever Cocks would help highlight the fact that chickens are intelligent, sensitive and super social animals much like your punters!
The bar has responded with a loud BULLOCKS to the animal rights wackjobs:
Firstly, we would just like to go on record and say that we are big fans of the work PETA do, their campaign for banning fur was spot on and something they managed magnificently. However, when it comes to the naming of historic English pubs, on this occasion, we think we might have pass them up on the offer of help!

In all the conversations that we have both been part of and witnessed today, whether it was social media or the radio phone in that we were part of on the JVS show this morning, one thing has stood out and that is the overwhelming support we have from everyone in the area and we assure you that the love is mutual!

Democrat Senator Critical Of Obama: “I Have Not Seen Any Movement Towards Greater Freedom For The Cuban People”

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama attends Cuban Independence Day celebrations in Miami

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Even though the majority of the Democrats, and many of the Republicans, in Washington are supportive of President Obama’s plan to reestablish normal relations with Cuba, there are still a few who remember the horrors of the Castro regime.

Agri-Pulse reports that during a hearing on Wednesday Democrat Senator from New Jersey, Robert Menendez, said that he is concerned about the President’s plan to continue talks with the Communist nation. Mainly because he hasn’t seen any indication that the Castro regime is allowing it’s people greater freedom:

“WASHINGTON, May 20, 2015– While the agricultural industry is anticipating more business due to President Barack Obama’s actions to normalize relations with Cuba, several members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today questioned the administration’s ability to negotiate with a totalitarian communist state known for human rights abuses.

Obama declared in December that he would support normalized relations with the nation led by President Raul Castro, including lifting a half-century old trade embargo. The administration is beginning the fourth round of discussion with Cuban counterparts this week.

…However, during the hearing Wednesday, senators listed several human rights violations that continue in Cuba, including arbitrary arrests, harsh prison conditions, as well as restrictions on free speech, Internet access and academic freedom.

Sen. Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat on the panel, has been highly critical of the administration’s plan. He said the Cuban government has made more than 1,600 arbitrary political arrests so far in 2015.

“I have deep concerns that the more these talks progress, the more the administration continues to entertain unilateral concessions without – in return – getting agreement on fundamental issues that are in our national interest,” he said.

He criticized the administration’s planned removal of Cuba from the list of nations that sponsor terrorism that will be finalized later this month. He noted that terrorists enjoy safe haven in Cuba, including a criminal on FBI’s most wanted terrorist list for murdering a New Jersey state trooper, and two others wanted for killing a New Mexico state trooper and hijacking a U.S. civilian plane.

Cuba was designated a state sponsor of terrorism in 1982. Other countries on the list are Iran, Sudan and Syria.

Additionally, “I have not seen any movement toward greater freedom for the Cuban people,” Menendez said. “Obama may have outstretched his hand, but the Castros still have their fists held real tight.”

Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida echoed Senator Menendez’s words of caution by adding that any financial benefits which Cuba may enjoy through American tourism will only end up in the pocket of the military since the majority of the hotels in the tourist areas are owned by the Castro regime.