Denmark is the centre of a comprehensive tax scam involving CO2 quotas, in which the cheats exploit a so-called ‘VAT carrousel’, reports Ekstra Bladet newspaper. Police and authorities in several European countries are investigating scams worth billions of kroner, which all originate in the Danish quota register. The CO2 quotas are traded in other EU countries. Denmark’s quota register, which the Energy Agency within the Climate and Energy Ministry administers, is the largest in the world in terms of personal quota registrations. It is much easier to register here than in other countries, where it can take up to three months to be approved. [The whole climate change/global warming nonsense is a fraud so it stands to reason that the carbon trading market is gonna be rife with scams like this which goes to show it’s all about the money, not “protecting” mother earth…ed]
A former top climate scientist who had become of one the scientific world’s most cited authorities on the human effect on Earth’s atmosphere was sentenced to probation Tuesday after pleading guilty to steering lucrative no-bid contracts to his wife’s company. In addition to a year’s probation, former NASA manager Mark Schoeberl, 60, of Silver Spring, was also fined $10,000 and ordered to put in 50 hours of community service. He admitted in the late summer that he had hid some $50,000 in NASA contracts for a company called Animated Earth, which was run by Schoeberl’s wife, Barbara. Prosecutors alleged that Schoeberl tried to help his wife’s firm for years. When his colleagues balked at giving no-bid contracts to his wife’s firm, Schoeberl pressured them to steer money to his wife through indirect means. [Naturally my first thought would be, if this guy had no problem committing fraud in order to enrich himself through his wife’s business what would stop him from committing fraud with his so called scientific findings in order to steer millions of dollars in grants his way? With this global warming scam all one needs to do is follow the money to get to the lying rats behind this crap…ed]
You may remember a rash of media reports in August and September about a claim that assassination threats directed at President Obama are up 400 percent over previous presidents, stretching the Secret Service to its limits. The claim came from a book by NewsMax’s Ronald Kessler, “In the President’s Secret Service.” In the wake of the White House party crashers media blitz, Kessler has again gotten attention, saying the Secret Service has been cutting corners since 2003, and may be endangering Obama. But Director of the Secret Service Mark Sullivan begged to differ at a Congressional hearing over the party crasher incident today: “The threats are not up,” Sullivan said, adding that they receive about the same amount of threats against Obama as they did for presidents Clinton and Bush. [More left wing hysteria definitively debunked. The only “fatal” danger Obama is in will be the ballot box come 2012 when we can finally boot his ass out of office…ed]
Three uniformed officers have been put on administrative leave in connection with the security breach at last week’s White House state dinner, but the incident was an aberration and President Barack Obama was never at risk, said the head of the Secret Service. However, Mark Sullivan acknowledged before the House Homeland Security Committee Thursday that mistakes were made and that the Secret Service must have a “100 percent” performance record. Rep. Bennie Thompson, the committee chairman, said the country is fortunate the affair didn’t end in a “night of horror.” [I hate to see some of our dedicated Secret Service agents fall on their sword for a situation that is definitely not what it appears. See the next article for clarification…ed]
From the Polo Contacts Website–“America’s Cup Polo Pre-Event with President-Elect Barack Obama” From Left to Right is: Randy Jackson, better known as a Judge on American Idol – his previous life he was a bass player for the Rock band JOURNEY, which also performed at the America’s Polo Cup. Others pictured are Black Eyed Peas Rock Band, Tareq Salahi the President of the America’s Polo Cup, President Elect Obama, Fergie from Black Eyed Peas and Michaele Salahi a former Miss USA and SuperModel. American Power discovered this on the White House party crashers- They belong to a radical anti-Israeli group: Tareq Salahi, the polo-playing intruder, is a Palestinian nationalist with ties to the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), a pro-Palestine lobby demanding the “right of return” for all Palestinian refugees and their descendants. The “right of return” has long been considered the backdoor to Israel’s destruction. But not only that: ATFP President Ziad Asali is an America-basher who blamed 9/11 on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Asali was a lead U.S. official to PLO terrorist Yassir Arafat’s funeral in 2004. And in a position paper in 2007, the ATFP called for a power-sharing agreement at the Palestinian Authority, which would have included the State Department’s designated-terrorist group, Hamas. [My what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive. For some reason someone in the White House saw to it these people got into that state dinner, you can bet the farm on that. Unfortunately a couple of Secret Service agents are gonna get thrown under the bus because of the shenanigans…ed]
With so few black dolls on toy-store shelves, many black parents had high hopes when toy powerhouse Mattel Inc. released So in Style, its first line of black dolls with wider noses, fuller lips, sharper cheekbones and a variety of skin shades. Now, despite the company’s efforts to solicit input from a group of high-profile black women, including Cookie Johnson, wife of former basketball star Magic Johnson, some parents are saying the dolls aren’t black enough. They complain that five of the six dolls feature fine-textured, waist-length hair; half of them have blue or green eyes. Moreover, all have the freakishly skinny body of a Barbie (something that irks some white parents as well). “I thought it was unfortunate that once again we’re given a doll with hair that is so unlike the vast majority of black women,” says Cheryl Nelson-Grimes, the mother of a 7-year-old girl and a resident of Queens, N.Y. [Ain’t diversity grand? I mean really, what the hell did all the little girls do when all they had were those ubiquitous Raggety Ann dolls to play with?…ed]
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Families across America have begun planning for the holidays, and this year they are working harder, spending less, and worrying more. Unfortunately, Washington is not doing the same. The disconnect between Washington and the reality faced by families, workers, and small businesses is real, palpable, and deeply concerning. The reckless agenda being pushed by President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Democrats on the Hill is not helping struggling Americans and small-business job creators — but it is hurting our country. Their agenda expands the reach of government, increases the deficit, and requires even more money from foreign countries. On everything from spending to cap-and-trade to card check, jobs have taken a back seat. As a result: [The current economic disaster began soon after Democrats seized control of both houses of Congress back in 2007 and we have continued down the path to hell in a handbasket in a much more rapid pace since the day Obama was handed the keys to our White House. Nice job hope and change suckers…ed]
On Nov. 4, 2008, Americans by a lopsided margin turned over complete control of the federal government to the Democratic Party — the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House, where a new president promised to change the partisan tone of the nation’s capital. Now, 13 months later, after a turbulent year of rancorous politics, rising war casualties in Afghanistan and unemployment now above 10%, 5% fewer Americans are calling themselves Democrats. Hardly an enthusiastic endorsement of the record so far of the incumbent president, whose approval rating has also dropped below 50% for the first time. Approval of President Obama’s war handling has fallen the most, plummeting from 63% last spring to 45% this fall. A new poll by Rasmussen Reports finds that despite — or perhaps because of — legislative progress on Obama’s 2009 keynote issue of healthcare reform, among other issues, the number of adult Americans calling themselves Democrats fell by almost 2 whole points just in the month of November. A year after hope, change and jubilation filled the party ranks, only 36% of Americans consider themselves Democrats, according to the poll. That’s the lowest percentage in 48 months. [Gosh, who could have imagined Americans bailing out of the Democrat party in droves after 11 months of this disastrous administration and nearly three years of liberals the likes of Pelosi and Reid running Congress?…ed]
Only 27% of voters nationwide favor a single-payer health care system where the federal government provides coverage for everyone. That’s down five points from August. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 62% are opposed to a single-payer system and another 12% are undecided. Most Democrats (54%) favor this type of system, though 37% are opposed. Most Republicans (87%) and voters not affiliated with either party (64%) are opposed to the idea. There is little difference in opinion between those voters who currently have health insurance and those who do not. Voters who are not married are slightly more supportive than married voters of a single payer system. [Hey Obama and Democrats in Congress, can you hear us NOW?…ed]
Two-term Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln, who finds herself at the center of the health care reform debate, is running behind or statistically tied with four potential Republican challengers for her Arkansas seat, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted Dec. 1. The Rasmussen poll shows 65 percent of voters in the state somewhat or strongly oppose the health care proposals advocated by President Obama and Democrats, with 56 percent of that number in the “strongly” oppose camp. Among those who strongly oppose the proposals, Lincoln trails all four Republicans by more than 50 points. [Hey, let’s not just focus on Lincoln, a whole slew of Democrats refuse to listen to the American people and they too will be heading for the exit come election day 2010…ed]
The White House will hold its jobs summit Thursday. Don’t expect this administration, so deeply devoted to government, to actually do anything that will create jobs for a country so in need of them. Earlier this week, we published a chart showing the percentage of each president’s Cabinet appointments with prior private sector experience going back to the first Roosevelt administration. It was no surprise that not a single White House in more than a century has had a smaller ratio than the current administration. Only the Kennedy — less than 30% — and Carter — just over 30% — administrations were close to the Obama mark of less than 10%. It is the height of hubris for an administration in which fewer than one in 10 Cabinet appointments have private-sector experience to hold a meeting with the goal of creating jobs. The government, from lawmakers to bureaucrats, does not create jobs. It can move jobs from the private sector to the public through tax-and-spend wealth redistribution policies. But because government spending crowds out private investment, it is not a wealth creator and therefore cannot be a job creator. [Obama holds a ‘job summit’ at the White House but doesn’t invite anyone from the US Chamber of Commerce to get their opinions on what can be done to get employment number up. Brilliant…ed]
Today’s White House jobs summit comes too late for millions of Americans who through no fault of their own have lost their jobs, their homes, their savings and, in many cases, the self-esteem and self-respect that come from work. Like other presidents before him, Barack Obama inherited a recession. But unlike them, he has made it worse, not better. His failure to stem the unemployment tide should not have been a surprise. With no experience whatsoever in the world of employment and business formation, he had no compass to guide his path. Instead, he turned over much of his economic recovery agenda to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, themselves nearly as inexperienced in the private sector as he. Congress gave him and them everything they asked for, including a history-making three-quarters of a trillion dollar stimulus. But it did little to stimulate the real economy — where jobs are created. Studies, initiatives and programs that liberal think tanks had long pined for were given life even as the private economy was on life support. The president’s team assured us that their massive stimulus would hold unemployment below 8%. So with unemployment now at 10.2%, it is clear that their stimulus was a miscalculated failure. [Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has some excellent suggestions for this administration to pull out of this unemployment tailspin but left out one important item. Reduce or eliminate our dependence on other countries for our energy needs. We could put millions of people to work immediately by beginning to drill for oil and natural gas, which we have plenty of right here in the USA, and by building nuclear reactors to provide safe clean electricity to our ever growing population. Easy solutions. If only the guy living in our White House wasn’t so hell bent on destroying our country…ed]
Former Vice President Al Gore on Thursday abruptly canceled a Dec. 16 personal appearance that was to be staged during the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, which begins next week. As described in The Washington TImes’ Inside the Beltway column Tuesday, the multi-media public event to promote Mr. Gore’s new book “Our Choice” included $1,209 VIP tickets that granted the holder a photo opportunity with Mr. Gore and a “light snack.” Berlingkse Media, a Danish group coordinating ticket sales and publicity for the event, said that “great annoyance” was a factor in the cancellation, along with unforeseen changes in Gore’s program for the climate summit. The decision affected 3,000 ticket holders. “We have had a clear-cut agreement, and it is unusual with great disappointment that we have to announce that Al Gore cancels. We had a huge expectation for the event. … We do not yet know the detailed reasons for the cancellation,” said Lisbeth Knudsen, CEO of Berlingske Media, in a statement posted by the company. [The reason he is bailing out Ms. Knudsen is due to the fact that the entire planet has been made aware of the fact that climate change “scientists” deliberately lied about their data so as to assist the number one hot air salesman, Al Gore, with his mission to line his pockets with millions of dollars and transfer the wealth out of the U.S. and into the U.N. and third world hellholes…ed]
It’s been nearly two weeks since a scandal shook many people’s faith in the scientists behind global warming alarmism. The scandal forced the University of East Anglia (UK) to divulge that it threw away raw temperature data and prompted the temporary resignation of Phil Jones of the university’s Climate Research Unit. Despite that resignation and calls by a U.S. senator to investigate the matter, ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news programming has remained silent – not mentioning a word about the scandal since it broke on Nov. 20, even as world leaders including President Barack Obama prepare to meet in Copenhagen, Denmark next week to promote a pact to reduce greenhouse gases. Other news outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and Associated Press have deemed ClimateGate worthy of reporting, but the networks were too busy reporting on celebrity car accidents and the killer whale that ate a great white shark. Instead of airing a broadcast news segment that might inform the public about the science scandal, both ABC and CBS relegated the story to their Web sites. There was one mention of the scandal on ABC’s Sunday talk show: “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” [Since the lamestream media is just as complicit as the lying “scientists” in this major fraud it’s little wonder why they have failed to inform their viewers about the Climategate scandal…ed]
The Democratically-controlled Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a hearing yesterday to examine the science behind global warming. Two climate experts from the Obama administration testified, but when Republicans asked to have a global-warming skeptic at the hearing, Chairman Ed Markey (D-Mass.) refused to allow it. Hosting a hearing on global warming with no dissenting opinions made Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), the ranking Republican on the Committee, think the Democrats and the Obama administration were just as complicit in the global warming scandal sparked by Climategate as the Climategate scientists themselves. “What the hearings showed is that the President’s science advisors are at the bottom of the whole climate change debate,” said Sensenbrenner. [Naturally you won’t hear about Democrat Party complicity on any of the lamestream evening “news” shows…ed]
Christopher Soghoian, a graduate student at Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing, has made public an audio recording of Sprint/Nextel’s Electronic Surveillance Manager describing how his company has provided GPS location data about its wireless customers to law enforcement over 8 million times. That’s potentially millions of Sprint/Nextel customers who not only were probably unaware that their wireless provider even had an Electronic Surveillance Department, but who certainly did not know that law enforcement offers could log into a special Sprint Web portal and, without ever having to demonstrate probable cause to a judge, gain access to geolocation logs detailing where they’ve been and where they are. [Well isn’t that grand. I wonder how many other cell phone providers are doing something similar?…ed]
A Roman Catholic Cardinal told homosexuals and transsexuals on Wednesday they would never get into heaven, prompting a rebuke from the Vatican itself. “Transsexuals and homosexuals will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven, it’s not me who says it but St. Paul,” said Mexican Cardinal Javier Barragan, a former Vatican official who recently retired, referring to one of St. Paul’s epistles. Asked if people were born homosexual Barragan, whose comments were posted on a conservative Catholic website called www.pontifex.roma, was quoted as saying: “One is not born homosexual but they become that way. This is for various reasons: education, for not having developed their identity during their adolescence, maybe they are not guilty but by going against the dignity of the body they certainly will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” [So, exactly where do they go?…ed]
The principal and a teacher at Goleta Valley Junior High School in Santa Barbara County, California are apologizing to parents for not following school district policy relating to a pro-homosexual workshop given to 8th grade students in a leadership class at the school.
The controversial workshop was presented by “Just Communities Central Coast” in three, 45-minute sessions over three days. It included handouts defining homosexual terminology, including queer and transgender, and listed “heterosexism” as “oppression that ‘pushes down’ people who are LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning) and ‘pushes up’ people who are straight.” The handout defines sexual orientation this way: “Refers to who we feel romantically and sexually attracted to and who we fall in love with.” [Keep this article in mind the next time you come across an eighth grader who can’t spell, speak properly or figure out how much change they should get back from their 75 cent purchase when they hand over a dollar…ed]
Beverly Hills might seem a world away from urban ills like homelessness, but it could become the first city in Los Angeles County to dismiss parking citations for homeless people. The Beverly Hills City Council voted Tuesday to approve the creation of a “parking ticket forgiveness program” for homeless or formerly homeless individuals or people who are at risk of becoming homeless. The 5-0 vote came on a first reading; the council must approve the measure on a second reading for it to take effect. “If you have a backlog of parking tickets and you’re homeless and you’re doing everything you can to get back on your feet . . . this gives a means of doing that,” Mayor Nancy Krasne said Wednesday. She said the program is “not for somebody who’s making a living but doesn’t feel like paying a parking ticket.” There is a catch, however. [Ummmm, “for homeless or formerly homeless individuals or people who are at risk of becoming homeless” wouldn’t that include just about everybody, especially with “Obama’s economy?”…ed]
Quote of the day.
Not surprising. Liberals are hard working and enterprising individuals. Retards that tune into FOX w/ notepads in hand are jobless slobs who blame politicians for their lack of education and other shortcomings.
-you lost, get over it.
This would be a comment following an article I read about how Fox NEWS is absolutely kicking the living crap out of every other cable media outlet out there. It just goes to show how completely delusional these nutjob left wingers have become as their hero, the Lyin’ Hawaiian’s poll numbers continue to plummet.