Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Our murder rates are screaming the truth but the Democrat controlled media is smothering it!

Coach is Right ^ | 2/13/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck

When Jamie Fox gleefully spoke about getting to “kill all the White people” in his latest film, it was ignored by the Leftist media the way parents ignore the babble of an angry three year old. To Liberals, Blacks are tall children incapable of committing any wrongful act because their great, great grandparents were slaves.

This paternalistic attitude may have been necessary and defendable for actual slaves set free after the Civil War, but by the dawn of the 20th century the grandchildren of Black slaves were moving into the middle class in some parts of the country. Woodrow Wilson and W.E.B. Dubois changed that with lies and deceit and put Blacks back on their knees where they have been at the mercy of Democrats ever since.

With the election of Barack Obama the relationship Blacks have toward Whites is changing again. The increase of Black on White crime that is not being talked about by the White Democrat controlled media is...

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Another university sponsors campaign teaching students it is ‘unfair’ to be white!

campus reform ^ | 2/13/12 | Oliver Darcy

The University of Wisconsin – Superior (UWS) is sponsoring a campaign that teaches students it is “unfair” to be white, a university spokesperson confirmed to Campus Reform last Wednesday.
A poster produced by the Unfair Campaign.
The controversial project, named the “Unfair Campaign,” exists to teach students that “systems and institutions are set up for us [whites]” and as such are “unfair.” The campaign’s slogan, as it appears on its official website, is “it’s hard to see racism when you’re White.”
The project disseminates its controversial message through an aggressive campaign of online videos, billboards, and lectures.
Posters produced by the group feature a number of Caucasians with slogans like “is white skin really a fair skin?” sharpied on their faces.
The campaign was initially sponsored by the University of Minnesota – Duluth (UMD), but the school dropped their partnership and labeled the campaign “divisive” and “alienating” after a Campus Reform investigation brought unwanted national attention to the school.
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Second-Rate Appointments From A Third-Rate President!

American Thinker ^ | Feb 13, 2013 | Geoffrey P. Hunt

So, former VP Dick Cheney says "The performance now of Barack Obama as he staffs up the national security team for the second term is dismal... Frankly, what he has appointed are second-rate people." Well, to be charitable to Barack's second-raters, at least our third-rate president has learned one leadership axiom -- surround yourself with people smarter and more capable than you are. Yet what a tragedy to waste even second-raters on a national security policy that is but a portfolio of indifference and cynicism. "What Difference Does It Make?" Madame Secretary Hillary Clinton's now infamous nihilistic retort to pesky questioning from Wisconsin's senator Ron Johnson capped nearly a century of profoundly second-rate performances from Democrats. It started with William Jennings Bryan succumbing to a severe case of mal-de-mer as Woodrow Wilson's top diplomat following President Wilson's stern rebuke to Germany for having torpedoed the Luistania in 1915. Of course Bryan and Mrs. Clinton arrived at the State Department with identical motivations. Neither was the slightest bit qualified -- Bryan the Great Plains populist and perennial presidential aspirant, finally exhausted, pledging his support for Wilson in 1912; Hillary, the undistinguished convenient U.S. senator, merely stoic collateral from her husband's serial philandering, losing to Obama via suspect primary vote tallies. Both appointed as neat political tucks conveniently designed to marginalize one-time rivals. What a contrast to George C. Marshall and Dean Acheson, considered among the top ten secretaries of state since Thomas Jefferson held the job under President Washington, the only modern-era Democrat secretaries of state to be considered "first-rate". Marshall and Acheson, appointed by a first-rate president, actually brought legitimate credentials to the job. In fact, since Marshall, the Democrats haven't proffered a single distinguished secretary of state. So why start now?
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Unconventional Oil, Natural Gas is the 'Sweet Spot' for US

Rig Zone ^ | February 13, 2013 | Robin Dupre|

Unconventional oil and gas activity is already revolutionizing America's energy future and bringing enormous benefits to its economy, Director of Consulting Energy and Natural Resources at IHS Jerry Eumont said. Net petroleum imports have fallen from 60 percent of total consumption in 2005 to 42 percent in October 2012.
The recent surge in unconventional oil and gas and its effect in the United States was the topic of discussion at the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Houston Chapter luncheon Tuesday.
U.S. oil production, which has risen 25 percent since 2008, reached about 8.5 million barrels per day in 2012, Eumont said.
Tight oil is contributing the most to this increase due to recent advances in energy development. Unconventional natural gas is also contributing to the transformation in the natural gas market. A dozen years ago, shale gas production was only 2 percent of the nation's total natural gas production but represents 37 percent today.
This "renaissance" in the nation's unconventional market means an increase in employment – about 1.7 million jobs were created in 2012, Eumont noted. This number is projected to increase to 2.9 million jobs by the end of the decade and 3.4 million in 2035.
"Job creation in the shale plays is occurring in the oil company and service side, but is also occurring throughout the regions that have active plays," said Eumont. "Hotel, restaurants, construction, etc. are all benefiting from this activity. The impact as it trickles down is tremendous."
Unlocking unconventional energy will generate millions of jobs and billions in government receipts, Eumont added.
This energy renaissance is expected to make significant contributions to the U.S. economy through direct employment, its many and diverse connections with supplier industries, the amount of spending this direct and indirect activity supports throughout the economy, and the revenues that flow to federal and state and local governments.
IHS expects substantial growth in capital expenditures and employment to occur in support of the expansion of production within the unconventional sector:
More than $5.1 trillion in capital expenditures will take place between 2012 and 2035 across unconventional oil and natural gas activity, of which:
Over $2.1 trillion in capital expenditures will take place between 2012 and 2035 in unconventional oil activity
About $3 trillion in capital expenditures will take place between 20102 and 2035 in unconventional natural gas activity
On average, direct employment will represent about 20 percent of all jobs resulting from unconventional oil and natural gas activity with the balance contributed by indirect and induced employment
By 2020, total government revenues will grow to just over $111 billion
In 2012, unconventional energy activity supported over 360,000 direct jobs, over 537,000 indirect jobs in supplying industries, and over 850,000 induced jobs – a total of more than 1.7 million jobs in the lower 48 U.S. states

FACT CHECK: Overreaching in State of Union speech

AP via Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and laid out a conditional path to citizenship for illegal immigrants that may be less onerous than he made it sound.
A look at some of the claims in his State of the Union speech, a glance at the Republican counterargument and how they fit with the facts:
OBAMA: "After years of grueling recession, our businesses have created over 6 million new jobs."
THE FACTS: That's in the ballpark, as far as it goes. But Obama starts his count not when he took office, but from the point in his first term when job losses were the highest. In doing so, he ignores the 5 million or so jobs that were lost on his watch, up to that point.
Private sector jobs have grown by 6.1 million since February 2010. But since he became president, the gain is a more modest 1.9 million.
And when losses in public sector employment are added to the mix, his overall jobs record is a gain of 1.2 million.
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Rubio's Strong, Accessible Rebuttal

Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Guy Benson

Responding to a presidential State of the Union speech is often a thankless task. Following the president's act, which oozes prestige and historic significance, almost always makes the next guy seem small and trivial by comparison. As it goes, the designated member of the opposition party is typically holed up in a room somewhere with little more than a camera, some lights and a teleprompter. The rejoinder he or she offers is almost always instantly forgotten; when it's not, it's usually for the wrong reasons. Sen. Marco Rubio broke the mold last night. He delivered a substantive, relatable and cheerful response, and did so with a natural and effective ease:

Marco Rubio 2013 State of the Union GOP Response
The highlights, from my perspective, included Rubio's very personal homage to the American opportunity society:

America is exceptional because we believe that every life, at every stage, is precious, and that everyone everywhere has a God-given right to go as far as their talents and hard work will take them. Like most Americans, for me this ideal is personal. My parents immigrated here in pursuit of the opportunity to improve their life and give their children the chance at an even better one. They made it to the middle class, my dad working as a bartender and my mother as a cashier and a maid. I didn’t inherit any money from them. But I inherited something far better – the real opportunity to accomplish my dreams. This opportunity – to make it to the middle class or beyond no matter where you start out in life – it isn’t bestowed on us from Washington.

After setting the record straight by explaining that the 2008 economic crisis was caused by reckless big government engineering, rather than limited government principles, Rubio highlighted a litany of problems with a more recent example federal overreach -- Obamacare:

Many government programs that claim to help the middle class, often end up hurting them instead. For example, Obamacare was supposed to help middle class Americans afford health insurance. But now, some people are losing the health insurance they were happy with. And because Obamacare created expensive requirements for companies with more than 50 employees, now many of these businesses aren’t hiring. Not only that; they’re being forced to lay people off and switch from full-time employees to part-time workers. Now does this mean there’s no role for government? Of course not. It plays a crucial part in keeping us safe, enforcing rules, and providing some security against the risks of modern life. But government’s role is wisely limited by the Constitution. And it can’t play its essential role when it ignores those limits.

In one of his most important passages, Rubio swatted down the tired, bad-faith, straw-man arguments that the president regularly deploys against his political opponents, ending with a shrewd appeal to middle class Americans:

Any time anyone opposes the President’s agenda, he and his allies usually respond by falsely attacking their motives. When we point out that no matter how many job-killing laws we pass, our government can’t control the weather – he accuses us of wanting dirty water and dirty air. When we suggest we strengthen our safety net programs by giving states more flexibility to manage them – he accuses us of wanting to leave the elderly and disabled to fend for themselves. And tonight, he even criticized us for refusing to raise taxes to delay military cuts – cuts that were his idea in the first place. But his favorite attack of all is that those who don’t agree with him – they only care about rich people.

Mr. President, I still live in the same working class neighborhood I grew up in. My neighbors aren’t millionaires. They’re retirees who depend on Social Security and Medicare. They’re workers who have to get up early tomorrow morning and go to work to pay the bills. They’re immigrants, who came here because they were stuck in poverty in countries where the government dominated the economy. The tax increases and the deficit spending you propose will hurt middle class families. It will cost them their raises. It will cost them their benefits. It may even cost some of them their jobs. And it will hurt seniors because it does nothing to save Medicare and Social Security. So Mr. President, I don’t oppose your plans because I want to protect the rich. I oppose your plans because I want to protect my neighbors.

The Florida Senator went on to rehearse a series of conservative arguments, chiding Obama for his "obsession" with tax increases, and outlining a platform for education reform. He also touched on immigration reform, an issue on which he's become a key Republican player. He didn't break much new ground tonight, opting to hold his cards relatively close to the vest (he's already put his opening offer on the table). The final policy topic Rubio engaged was the debt crisis and entitlement reform, which he positioned in a common-sense, unthreatening manner:

We won’t be able to sustain a vibrant middle class unless we solve our debt problem. Every dollar our government borrows is money that isn’t being invested to create jobs. And the uncertainty created by the debt is one reason why many businesses aren’t hiring. The President loves to blame the debt on President Bush. But President Obama created more debt in four years than his predecessor did in eight. The real cause of our debt is that our government has been spending 1 trillion dollars more than it takes in every year. That’s why we need a balanced budget amendment. The biggest obstacles to balancing the budget are programs where spending is already locked in. One of these programs, Medicare, is especially important to me. It provided my father the care he needed to battle cancer and ultimately die with dignity. And it pays for the care my mother receives now. I would never support any changes to Medicare that would hurt seniors like my mother. But anyone who is in favor of leaving Medicare exactly the way it is right now, is in favor of bankrupting it. Republicans have offered a detailed and credible plan that helps save Medicare without hurting today’s retirees. Instead of playing politics with Medicare, when is the President going to offer his plan to save it? Tonight would have been a good time for him to do it.

After expressing sadness and horror over the Newtown tragedy, Rubio reaffirmed Republicans' commitment to the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners. The subtle message: Supporting gun rights doesn't make one indifferent to the slaughter of children, an unfair implication of callousness that gun opponents sometimes apply. Rubio closed with a soaring ode to the indispensable American dream, and bid viewers goodnight. One memorable moment that won't appear in any written transcripts came approximately two-thirds of the way through the prepared text. Having just pre-recorded the Spanish language version of his comments, Rubio battled a dry mouth throughout his live performance. Finally, unable to carry on, he leaned over, grabbed a water bottle, and took a swig. Refreshed, he forged ahead with the speech. This somewhat awkward moment instantly blew up on twitter. GIFs of the fleeting sip popped up everywhere, and the jokes began to flow. Demonstrating a healthy self-awareness and strong political instincts, Rubio tweeted out this photo within minutes, with no accompanying explanation:



A simple, lighthearted and clever move. Join in on the joke, and help defuse it.

UPDATE: Sen. Rand Paul, another potential 2016 contender, offered the Tea Party's unofficial response to the president's speech. He emphasized the need for a balanced budget amendment, ripped Democrats' serial budget abdications, called out both parties for their chronic overspending, backed term limits and urged conservatives to shift their tone -- if not their policy -- on immigration:

A Cleaner Way to Use Coal

MIT Technology Review ^ | February 7, 2013 | Kevin Bullis Senior Editor, Energy

A technology for generating electricity from coal without pollution achieves a milestone.
Coal is abundant and cheap, but burning it is a dirty business. This week researchers at Ohio State University announced a milestone in the development of a far cleaner way to use the energy in coal—a process called chemical looping that has the potential to reduce or eliminate a wide range of pollutants, including carbon dioxide and smog-forming nitrogen oxides.
One version of the technology ran continuously for over a week in a 25-kilowatt test facility, the researchers reported, the longest any such process has run. The successful test clears the way to ramp up the technology in a one-megawatt demonstration plant that’s being planned in collaboration with the energy company Babcock and Wilcox.
In ordinary coal plants, coal is pulverized to make a fine powder and then burned in air to produce steam to drive turbines. This process makes very hot flames that can create the pollutant nitrogen oxide, and the carbon dioxide generated is difficult to isolate and capture because it makes up only a small fraction of the exhaust gases.
In chemical looping, coal doesn’t react with air. Instead, it’s exposed to oxygen-bearing materials such as iron oxide. The coal reacts with these materials, and the energy bound up in coal breaks the bond between the oxygen and the iron. The reaction produces nearly pure carbon dioxide gas and iron metal (along with the mineral wüstite). Electricity is generated when the iron is moved out of the reaction chamber and is essentially burned—that is, allowed to react with oxygen in air. This releases heat to produce steam.
This rather convoluted process has at least two advantages. It produces a pure stream of carbon dioxide that’s easy to capture and ready to be stored underground. And the burning of iron in air also takes place at lower temperatures that don’t produce nitrogen oxide.
The process was originally suggested as a way to improve the efficiency of power plants. Now the hope is that it could, if deployed at a large scale, be one of the cheapest ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, leading to only a small increase in the cost of electricity.
An alternative approach to producing high-purity carbon dioxide streams is to burn coal in pure oxygen. But the equipment for producing pure oxygen is expensive.
Liang-Shih Fan, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Ohio State, says that his process could prove inexpensive. He says others have had difficulty using iron oxide because of its limited ability to carry oxygen. But he’s developed a new type of reactor that enhances the practical oxygen-carrying capacity of the iron oxide, decreasing the amount of material needed and improving the economics.
The Ohio State researchers are also pursuing another version of chemical looping, in which coal is gasified and the resulting combination of hydrogen and carbon monoxide gases, called syngas, reacts with the iron oxide (see “Using Rust to Capture CO2 from Coal Plants”). Construction has started on a 250-kilowatt pilot plant to test that approach. The recent test eliminates the gasification step by using pulverized coal instead of syngas, so it could potentially be cheaper.
The work is funded by the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, which helped develop the fracking technology behind the current natural gas boom in the United States. NETL is also funding another approach to chemical looping, which uses calcium sulfate rather than iron oxide. That technology, which is being developed by Alstom, was demonstrated in a three-megawatt facility last year. The Ohio State work is at an earlier stage, but Fan says his approach could use far less material, making it more practical.

Scalia: State of the Union "has turned into a childish spectacle"

cbsnews.com ^


WASHINGTON While his colleagues got ready to go to the Capitol, Justice Antonin Scalia sat on a stage across town and held forth about why, for the 16th consecutive year, he would not be joining them for the State of the Union.


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Obama’s Imbalance

Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Tim Phillips

“We need a balanced approach.” How many times have you heard that poll-tested line from Obama? Unfortunately, the President’s rhetoric doesn’t match his actions. Only four weeks after raising taxes on the majority of Americans, the President wants to raise taxes again. Predictably, his definition of balance means more taxes right now in exchange for soaring rhetoric about cutting spending that is backed only by accounting gimmicks and broken promises.
No issue is a greater threat to our economic prosperity than government overspending – a lopsided imbalance that has led to over $146,000 in debt per American taxpayer. In the coming weeks Americans have three crucial opportunities to make our voices heard and put the brakes on big-government expansion.
The first opportunity will come with the “sequestration" spending cuts you’ve heard about in the news.
Here’s what that means: the President and Congress promised spending cuts as part of the last debt limit deal in 2011. They're still $85 million short of the cuts promised for 2013, and the deadline for making them is March 1st. Despite Congress having voted to approve these spending reductions that were signed into law by President Obama, both the President and some members of Congress are now attempting to block even these responsible reductions. Sequestration is opportunity number one and a true test of Congress’s willingness to keep its promise to the American people. This should be easy. Congress is tasked with cutting a mere two cents out of every dollar, but you wouldn’t know it from the cries of pain drifting down from Capitol Hill. We must make sure that at least these small cuts are made on time and in full.
Our second opportunity comes on March 27, when the Continuing Resolution which funds the federal budget for the current year is set to run out. It's been almost four years since Senate Democrats even passed a budget. The Continuing Resolution is a stop-gap measure to fund government without making any strategic decisions about funding priorities. It represents an abdication to govern and a clear sign of Congress’s irresponsibility. We must use the Continuing Resolution to highlight the gravity of the spending problem and push for significant spending cuts.
It won't be easy. The President will threaten a "government shutdown" and say that Republicans are trying to "hold the American people hostage" by simply demanding the government stop living beyond its means. After four years of running $1 trillion plus deficits, it is President Obama who is holding the nation hostage to his thirst for overspending. Some Republicans will want to cut a deal that makes gimmicky, phantom spending cuts in order to avoid criticism from the Left. We need to remind them that negotiating with hostage takers is never sound policy.
The third opportunity arrives with the next debt limit vote in May. Contrary to the President’s rhetoric, conservatives have never claimed that the United States should not pay its debts. However, we recognize that merely hiking the debt limit without addressing the underlying cause is irresponsible and reckless. Our leaders must learn to practice responsible spending just like every American family. Simply raising the debt limit is no different than opening a new credit card to max out. The same principle applies to families and nations; neither can become financially sound by going deeper in debt.
These are our three opportunities to take a stand for America’s fiscal health. Americans for Prosperity has a three-part strategy to maximize these opportunities and make a real difference.
First, we must hold accountable Obama, Pelosi, and others who refuse to face the reality of our serious spending problem. Government overspending is hampering job growth and putting economic prosperity further out of reach for our citizens. Earlier this year Obama raised taxes on millions of Americans through the payroll tax and fiscal cliff deal. Now he wants even more taxes, and he’s guaranteed to hide behind the nice-sounding but ultimately empty promise of a “balanced approach.” Higher taxes, more spending, and calls for “investment” in green energy boondoggles is neither responsible nor balanced.
Second, we have to bolster Republicans in the House and encourage them to do the right thing on spending cuts. Time and again elected officials have promised to reduce government spending and put our nation on the path to solvency. The 2010 midterm elections sent a clear message from the American people that they expect their representatives to make tough decisions and actually cut spending. So far that mandate remains unfulfilled, making the upcoming grassroots action in key states and districts all the more critical.
Our final step is to bring significant grassroots pressure on key Congressional and Senate districts held by Democrats to deliver our message that they need to put party and ideology aside and do what's right for our nation's prosperity by finally cutting spending. Reducing spending certainly won’t make them popular with President Obama, but it’s the right thing to do.
For America to prosper and grow, 2013 needs to be a turning point. There will always be those pushing for more and ever higher taxes to fund the pet project of the day, and cutting spending will never be easy. But higher taxes and borrowed spending only hamper America’s economic growth. Now is our opportunity to turn that around.

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