Not a Joke→ UN Says Vacuuming CO2 Out of Air May Be Only Way to Save Planet Earth

Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:01 AM

Last Chance to Save Earth!
Giant sucking machines in the sky–
vacuum sky

The UN says the last chance to save planet Earth may be vacuuming CO2 out of the sky and burying it.
And, they’re serious.
UPI reported:

In order to stave off the worst of global warming’s consequences, the world’s nations must find a way to reduce carbon emissions by 40 to 70 percent by 2050. That’s one of many claims made in the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The new report also suggests vacuuming up vast amounts of CO2 from the skies and storing it underground may be the most viable solution for mitigating the greenhouse gas effect in the short term.

It’s the third report on climate change released by the IPCC, a group of international climate scientists organized under the auspices of the United Nations. The group’s second report, which was released last month, predicted serious environmental and economic catastrophe in the latter half of the 20th century, should calls to slow global warming continue to go unanswered.

This latest report, released on Sunday, weighs the efficacy and plausibility of a variety of climate change policy solutions and mitigation options.

Meanwhile… Detroit just had its snowiest winter on record.



Breaking: KOREAN FERRY SINKS – 471 Passengers Aboard, Mostly High School Students

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 10:20 PM

cruise ship korea

A cruise ship sunk off the coast of South Korea today.
471 passengers were on board the ship.

A total of 147 passengers were rescued from the sinking ferry as of 11:00 a.m.
At least one person is dead.

CBS News reported:

A ferry carrying more than 450 people, most of them high school students, began sinking off South Korea’s southwest coast and a rescue operation was under way Wednesday, government officials and South Korean media said.

The ferry had set off from the western port of Incheon on Tuesday and was due to arrive at the southern resort island of Jeju later on Wednesday, Yonhap news aaency said. Most of the passengers were teenagers on a high school trip.

The vessel was about 12 miles off the island off of the island of Byungpong when it sent out a distress call, saying the boat was listing to one side.

Patrol boats and helicopters were sent to the scene. About 120 passengers had been plucked to safety, and passengers wearing life jackets were told to jump into the sea and await rescue, media reports said.



Brainless Idiot JOE BIDEN Tells Boston Bombing Survivors “It Was Worth It” (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 8:46 PM

Jumping Joe Biden was in Boston today on the anniversary of the Marathon bombings.
Biden told the survivors of last year’s terrorist attack – “It was worth it.”

“To those quote “survivors,” My God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth… It was worth it. I mean this sincerely, just to hear each of you speak. You’re truly, truly inspiring. I’ve never heard anything so beautiful with what all of you just said.”

Twitchy has reaction.

More… Patty added:

Biden either thinks words up as he goes or he has a speech writer out to get him.


BREAKING: Tea Party Patriots Sues Obama IRS and Treasury for 501(c)4 Documents

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 8:24 PM

tea party patriots

The Tea Party Patriots, the nation’s largest Tea Party organization, sued the IRS and US Treasury for documents on Lois Lerner and the Obama Administration’s secret planning to impose restrictions on citizens’ free speech.
Via the Tea Party Patriots website:

Tea Party Patriots today filed a lawsuit in US District Court for the District of Columbia against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Treasury, asking the court to force the release of documents shedding light on the agency’s proposal for burdensome regulations for 501c4 citizens groups, and the roles played by former IRS official Lois Lerner and other Administration officials in developing the regulations.

“Americans deserve to know the truth about how the IRS is trying to deprive us and other citizens of our First Amendment rights to free speech. Citizens shouldn’t have to go to court to find out what sort of secret activities their government is up to,” said Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin. “It’s truly shameful; President Obama promised a transparent government but instead, people have to file lawsuits just to learn the truth.” Tea Party Patriots was among those groups targeted by the IRS for intimidation and delaying the group’s application for tax-exempt status and will be directly impacted by the proposed regulations.

“With Monday’s announcement that the IRS may issue revised regulations for groups such as Tea Party Patriots, getting to the origin of the Administration’s plans to muzzle us becomes even more urgent,” continued Mrs. Martin. “We plan to submit a new FOIA request this week to learn what has transpired behind the scenes since the proposed rules were first issued, and to add new claims to our lawsuit if the IRS and Treasury continue to ignore our requests for information.”

The suit seeks documents relating to the IRS’s “Guidance for Tax Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities,” announced November 29, 2013. To date, the IRS has refused to provide any documents to Tea Party Patriots, which first requested them on December 10, 2013 under the Freedom of Information Act.

“The Proposed Regulations would impose significant burdens and restrictions on the First Amendment activities, speech, and associational rights of every social welfare organization in America,” the suit alleges, arguing that Tea Party Patriots and the public have the right to see any documents related to the IRS proposal. The proposed rulemaking resulted in more than 150,000 public comments, which IRS officials described as a record number of responses to a proposed regulation.

The lawsuit makes note of IRS communications released by the House Ways and Means Committee and charges that, “high ranking individuals within the Treasury and the IRS began as early as June 2012 to develop new regulations “off plan” and in secret.”

Read the rest here.

Today the Republican National Committee also filed a lawsuit against the Obama IRS for withholding documents sought by the RNC nearly one year ago.


RECORD NUMBER of Black Republicans Are On 2014 Alabama Primary Ballot

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 7:24 PM

A record number of black Republicans are on the 2014 Alabama primary ballot.
BET reported:

Historically, Alabama hasn’t had the best track record on race relations. So, it may be surprising to some that in 2014, 11 Black Republicans are seeking elective office. In 2010 and 2012 there was just one. Meet nine of the candidates whose political fates will be determined on June 3. — Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)

Including Pamela Blackmore-Jenkins–
blackmore jenkins
Pamela Blackmore-Jenkins, who is running for an Alabama House seat to represent a district in the Birmingham area, has a rather remarkable story. The native New Yorker was a married mother of two before her high school graduation and was later a divorced mother of three. That didn’t stop her from going to college or earning a law degree in 2013. The Republican activist says she’s running for office because “I have always been a results-driven, no excuses, problem solver. People want results and I must deliver. I am a conservative that will take action, work hard, and bring people together.”


Rory Reid Says Cliven Bundy Should Be Prosecuted (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 6:56 PM

In December 2013 it was revealed Senate Majority leader Harry Reid personally pressured DHS on behalf of his son Rory’s casino project.

It’s not the first time Harry Reid used his position to help out his son’s financial interests. In 2012 Reid helped out a Chinese firm that was represented by his son, Rory.

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Today Rory Reid, son of Senator Harry Reid, told reporters today Cliven Bundy should be prosecuted.
Via Real Clear Politics:

RORY REID, SON OF SEN. HARRY REID: We believe in a country in which we are subject to laws and you can’t just ignore the laws we don’t like. I think clearly if state and local prosecutors look at this more closely, they’re going to find that he broke the law and he should be prosecuted.


Five Years Ago Today… Half a Million Americans Attend Tax Day Tea Party Rallies

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 4:20 PM

Five Years Ago Today…
Americans turned out in force to say – Enough!

A view of the St. Louis Tax Day Tea Party
st. louis tea party 2009
According to reports St. Louis had the fifth largest Tax Day protest in the country.

Pajamas Media reported, via Instapundit:

The estimated number of participants in yesterday’s tea parties — sent in by citizen journalists who signed up to the site to enter attendance data from the event they participated in — currently stands at more than 551,000.

Bill Hennessy and Dana Loesch did a great job organizing the St. Louis event.


Up to One Million New Yorkers Fail to Register “Assault Weapons” by Today’s Deadline

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 3:43 PM

As many as a million New York residents have failed to register their “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines with the state. The registration deadline was today. reported:

Forbes reported:

This year April 15 is more than the tax deadline for an estimated one million New York State residents. It’s also the deadline to register “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines. If they don’t, they’ll begin living outside the law. A lot of them have decided to do just that. They’ve decided to practice civil disobedience even though failure to register an “assault weapon” by the deadline is punishable as a “class A misdemeanor,” which means a maximum sentence of one year in prison.

I put “assault weapon” and “high-capacity” in quotes because their definitions vary by state—they’re political terms. In New York State, the SAFE Act passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in January 2013, uses an expansive and elaborate definition of “assault weapon” that includes a lot more than AR-15s. Now even a semiautomatic Remington Model 1100 shotgun—a popular shotgun first made in 1963 that is used by millions of hunters and skeet shooters—is an “assault weapon” in New York State if the shotgun has a pistol grip. Many other commonly owned pistols, shotguns and rifles are also now labeled “assault weapons” in New York State.

When I asked the New York State Police how many New York gun owners had registered the guns they own that now fit somewhere into the state’s expansive “assault weapons” category the state responded: “New York State Police cannot release information related to the registration of assault weapons including the number of assault weapons registered. Those records you seek are derived from information collected for the State Police database and are, therefore, exempt from disclosure.”

This is the same dilemma Connecticut gun owners found themselves in at the end of 2013.


You’re Not Wanted, Whitey… University President Wants Fewer White Kids on Campus (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 1:39 PM

Whitey Not Wanted!
Western Washington University is looking for ways to be less white.
President Bruce Shepard calls the current number of white students a -failure.

Campus Reform reported:

A school-wide questionnaire at Western Washington University (WWU) asked the community “How do we make sure that in future years ‘we are not as white as we are today?’”

The question, released through the communications and marketing department’s daily newsletter Western Today, comes on the heels of admonishments given in multiple convocation addresses by WWU President Bruce Shepard for the university’s “failure” to be less white.

“Every year, from this stage and at this time, you have heard me say that, if in decades ahead, we are as white as we are today, we will have failed as university,” Shepard said in the 2012 speech.

And in a recent blog post on WWU’s website, Shepard echoes these sentiments, saying those who do not agree “have not thought through the implications of what is ahead for us or, more perniciously, assume we can continue unchanged.”


Youth Mob Knocks Baltimore Bicyclist to Ground, Beat Him in the Street (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 1:04 PM

Another day, another black youth mob attack…

The black youths threw a bottle at the man, knocked him off his bike and beat him on the ground.
CBS Local reported, via The Last Tradition:

An evening bike ride for a cyclist turned violent after he was attacked by a group of teenagers–and it’s caught on camera.

The man was wearing a helmet with one additional feature his attackers did not know about–a camera positioned on top. Now that video is in the hands of Baltimore City Police, who are combing through the images.

It was a dark Saturday evening when Mike Bowman, 32, peddled his way down Guilford Avenue toward Hampden, where he was meeting friends.

“There’s a bunch of kids that hang there at Lanvale. Before I knew it, there’s a guy chasing me. A bottle goes past my head,” Bowman said.

In the video, you can see a teenager in a white T-shirt chasing Bowman, as he turned and looked behind him. As he crossed the intersection, he was intercepted by several teens on bikes, who knocked him to the ground.

The camera caught the teenagers’ violent actions.

“I go down. I just tuck and start taking hits. It was coming from all angles,” he said.

He screamed for help to alert neighbors. They rushed to his aid as the teens ran off.



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