Thursday, August 2, 2012

Earth used to be even warmer; Obama administration asks government contractors to open themselves up to lawsuits; UK government plans to break its own climate change laws; Well, yes, terrorists do come thru Mexico to America; Chrysler sold controlling stake from our President - to Fiat; American support Chick-Fil-A; Obamacare choosing winners and losers; Obama has been very clear - really?; GSA gave $30 million in unreported bonuses; White House apologizes; Beware the "Grey-Haired Brigade" s Fiat's

Roughly 50 million years ago, palm trees once swayed on the green shores of Antarctica, while temperatures soared above 20C, recent discoveries have revealed.
In order to collect proof of the continent's tropical heritage, scientists undertook an epic expedition, drilling a kilometre into the ocean floor to collect samples of fossilised pollen that have lain undisturbed for millions of years since the Eocene epoch.
During that time – between 48 and 55 million years ago – high levels of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere forced up temperatures, with the UK being roughly 15C warmer than it is today and a steaming rainforest covering the site of London.  [NOW can we put the man made global warming hoax to rest?]
The Obama administration may have provided defense contractors with faulty legal advice this week that could expose them to a flurry of expensive labor lawsuits. The issue is likely to be raised today during a House Armed Services Committee hearing meant to address wide-ranging cuts to the U.S. Defense budget.
A Labor Department memo on Monday instructed government contractors to delay issuing more than 10,000 pink slips to employees.
However, heeding the administration’s call could leave contractors vulnerable to litigation: The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires companies to notify their employees at least 60 days in advance (or 90 days in some states) that their jobs may be cut during periods of mass layoffs.

The Government plans to break its own climate change law

Politicians are finally admitting that our 'carbon' targets and our energy needs are incompatible   


Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress last week that terrorists intending to harm the American people enter the U.S. from Mexico “from time to time.” At a July 25 hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) asked Napolitano: “As you know, Madam Secretary, there have been anecdotal reports about material evidence of the presence of terrorists along our southern border. My question is, is there any credible evidence that these reports are accurate and that terrorists are, in fact, crossing our southern border with the intent to do harm to the American people?” Napolitano answered: “With respect, there have been–and the Ababziar matter would be one I would refer to that’s currently being adjudicated in the criminal courts--
President Barack Obama is championing the profits of a European-owned carmaker as proof the auto bailout worked.
“Chrysler continued its comeback last quarter by posting $436 million in profits,” Team Obama tweeted out with the hashtag, ‪#MadeInAmerica, on Monday.
The campaign did not mention that Fiat, an Italian car company, bought a controlling stake in Chrysler from the U.S. Treasury in 2011.
American taxpayers provided Chrysler a $12.5 billion bailout in 2009 to save the company, $3 billion of which will never be paid back, according to the latest Inspector General Report.
The culture clash over Chick-Fil-A could come to a head on Wednesday, with supporters in Chicago and around the country turning out for an “appreciation day” first proposed by former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
Nationwide as of Wednesday morning, about 582,000 people planned to go to a Chick-Fil-A location and order something for Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.
Meanwhile, Republicans in Chicago say they will also file a formal complaint at City Hall against Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st), who wants to block the restaurant from moving into his ward because of the company’s position on gay marriage and gay rights.
Some have seen Wendy's restaurants posting "We support Chick-Fil-A" on their signs.  People were going out of their way to get a Chick-Fil-A yesterday.  And Chick-Fil-A was served at the Victory Party of the Tea Party candidate in Texas .  [I understand that Wendy's has backed off their support following some intimidation tactics.]

585,000+ Sign Up for Mike Huckabee‘s ’Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day’ Yesterday


A powerful New York politician claims she was just speaking as a private citizen when she tried to run Chick-fil-A out of town, but she used her official letterhead and even invoked her position as City Council speaker to apply pressure on the embattled chicken chain.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has mayoral aspirations, sent a letter to New York University president John Sexton on Saturday asking the school to immediately end their contract with the fast food restaurant. The Atlanta-based company's sole New York City outlet is in the school's food court.
Remember August 1, 2012.  Today begins a violation of American conscience like we have never seen before in our country, and Wheaton College personifies it,” said Kyle Duncan, General Counsel for The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.  “Everyone knows Wheaton is a school that lives out its faith.  But today our government is telling Wheaton it is not ‘religious enough’ to have a conscience, and so can be forced to participate in abortions or face heavy fines.  Wheaton’s only recourse is to ask the federal courts for emergency relief.” 

 And while some of the attacks seem to be a dig into the candidate's personal lives — such as a DNC ad featuring Mrs. Romney's horse — in 2008 then Senator Obama promised to fire anybody on his staff who did such negative attacks. “I have been very clear to my campaign. I do not want to see research that is involved in trying to tear people down personally,” then Senator Obama said at a press conference in Waterloo, Iowa in December 2007. “If I find out that somebody is doing that, they will be fired. And I have been absolutely crystal clear about this, and I have been clear about this for a very long time. That’s not what I believe in, that’s not who I am,” Obama continued about oppo research into a candidate's personal life."It’s contrary to the kind of message of change that I’ve been talking about on this campaign.”
"That's not who I am," he preened
The U.S. Government won't explain, but a 9 News Now investigation has found $30 million in unreported bonuses for fiscal year 2011 - making the already troubled General Services Administration's total bonus pool nearly $44 million.
Click here to search GSA payroll records uncovered in WUSA9 investigation by name, city, and job title:
"Just outrageous," said U.S. Rep John Mica, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. "All put on the taxpayers tab. There are very serious problems for GSA. "
The Obama presidency is fond of issuing apologies for America on the world stage, but very rarely makes them at home to Americans. White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer has just issued one to Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer, who last week wrote an op-ed berating the Obama administration for removing a bust of Sir Winston Churchill from the Oval Office when it came to power. Pfeiffer had issued a stinging attack on Krauthammer, alleging that his Churchill bust reference was “100 percent false.” Krauthammer was of course 100 percent correct, and the British Embassy in Washington even issued a statement contradicting Pfeifer’s remarks.

Here is just part of an internet email making the rounds: 
They  like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in
some  cases dinosaurs.  Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready  to
retire.  Others have been retired for some time.  We walk a  little slower
these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once  were.  We have
worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and  grown old
together.  Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over  the hill, and
that is probably true.  But before writing us off  completely, there are a
few things that need to be taken into consideration. 

Well,  don't worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012
we are  going to take back our nation.  We may drive a little slower than
you  would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 we're going to
the polls  by the millions.

This  land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes
of Nancy  Pelosi and Harry Reid.  It belongs to "We the People" and  "We
the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom.  We  hope this time
you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along  to our
grandchildren.  So the next time you have the chance to say the  Pledge of
Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our  country,
and thank God for the old geezers of the "Grey-Haired  Brigade."


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