In Queensland, authorities warned of RISING HEALTH RISKS FROM FLOODWATERS, ALONG WITH THE DANGER OF CROCODILES AND SNAKES IN FLOODED HOMES.Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1343034/Australia-floods-More-200-000-people-affected.html#ixzz19maEqyVm
Northeastern Australia often sees heavy rains and flooding during the Southern Hemisphere summer, but the scope of the damage from the recent downpours is extremely unusual, Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said.
'This is without a doubt a tragedy on an unprecedented scale,' Bligh told Australian Broadcasting Corp.
'We now have 22 TOWNS OR CITIES THAT ARE EITHER SUBSTANTIALLY FLOODED OR ISOLATED BECAUSE THE ROADS HAVE BEEN CUT OFF TO THEM. That represents some 200,000 people spanning an area that's bigger than the size of France and Germany combined.'
Not a good way to start the New Year.
According to the New York Post:
“[Unionized city workers] sent a message to the rest of the city that these particular labor issues are more important,” said City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Queens), who was visited yesterday by a group of guilt-ridden sanitation workers who confessed the shameless plot.
On Wednesday, MYFOXNY.com reported THAT TWO PEOPLE DIED, INCLUDING A NEW BORN BABY, because emergency crews couldn’t navigate the unplowed streets.
PLAIN AND SIMPLE: THE UNION LEADERS WHO CALLED FOR THE JOB ACTION SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE. Let them prove that their actions did not result in the unfortunate deaths of these New Yorkers.
For too long, Big Labor has been allowed to HOLD TAXPAYERS HOSTAGE in order to get their way at the bargaining table. And this time, their utter selfishness may have contributed to the deaths of two innocent people.
This is one of the reasons public employees should not be able to unionize.
Woman watching webcam of her home (to check on her pet dog) captures burglar red-handed
A woman in Denver, Colorado, who set up an elaborate way of CHECKING UP ON HER PET DOG while she was at work, ENDED UP CATCHING A LIGHT-FINGERED THIEF WHO HAD BROKEN INTO HER APARTMENT.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1343214/Woman-watching-webcam-home-check-pet-dog-captures-burglar-red-handed.html#ixzz19mf7E1gE
The young woman, who did not want to be identified beyond the name 'Clair', told police that she set up her computer's camera so that she could see whether her pet dog was coping alone at home.
She said she used AN APPLICATION ON HER PHONE TO SEE WHAT THE CAMERA WAS SEEING.
But when she routinely checked in on her beloved pet on Tuesday, she spotted a total stranger rifling through her possessions.
The man nonchalantly poked around in Clair's room, taking his time to look through drawers and lift up the covers of her bed in a search for valuables.
HE DIDN'T BOTHER CONCEALING HIS IDENTITY BECAUSE HE WASN'T AWARE THAT CLAIR WAS WATCHING AND RECORDING HIS EVERY MOVE
Biden is a linchpin of Obama's presidency
Vice President Joe Biden is a career politician who has spent virtually his entire adult life in Washington politics — seemingly the antithesis of Barack Obama's hope-and-change message.
Yet with a new political order in Washington, the success of OBAMA'S PRESIDENCY HINGES MORE AND MORE ON THE NEGOTIATING SKILLS AND POLITICAL INSTINCTS OF HIS NO. 2.
Facing a revived Republican Party, the White House is expected to increasingly DEPLOY BIDEN AS A PRESIDENTIAL SURROGATE TO FIND COMPROMISES AND COAX RELUCTANT LAWMAKERS INTO CROSSING PARTY LINES. Even Biden's penchant for veering off message is being reevaluated inside the White House as a bridge to ordinary voters who appreciate blunt talk
You know the Democrats are in trouble if Joe Biden is their answer.
Revolt brewing in Spain over ‘green energy’ crisis
It is by now fairly well-known in these parts, to the great embarrassment of the Obama administration that the Spanish GOVERNMENT’S “GREEN ECONOMY” POWER GRAB THAT OBAMA SO OFTEN PUBLICLY PRAISED ACTUALLY PROVED TO BE ENORMOUSLY DESTRUCTIVE. As is pretty much always the case with the greens’ harebrained schemes these days.
But it just keeps getting worse, and news from Spain indicates a dawning realization among those who had bought into the hype that actions — even gestures of the feel-goodiest sort — really might have consequences.
One of the shackles placed on Spain by its politicians’ windmill and solar fetish was the creation of a tremendous “rate deficit.” That is, one more pile of taxpayer debt, though derived from a very specific boondoggle. IT WAS CAUSED BY THE POLITICIANS CREATING A CENTRALLY PLANNE…ER, “GREEN” ENERGY SECTOR. That means mandating lots of “renewable” electricity but, as Obama admitted, these schemes cause electricity rates to “necessarily skyrocket.” Spain tried to kick the “necessity” down the road to future ratepayers….
THE NEW YEAR’S GIFT OF INCREASED ELECTRICITY RATES? 9.8%, WHICH BRINGS TO ABOUT 20% THE INCREASE IN THE COST OF ELECTRICITY IN 12 MONTHS piled on Spanish households and small businessmen. With more inevitably to come, as even Spain’s high electricity prices were 30% too low to pay for just the upfront costs of the renewabubble contraptions. And at such a wonderful time for the people to have to bail out the politically manufactured boondoggle. THANKS, GREEN SOCIALISM
Beware of environmentalist saving the world. It appears the people who actually believe in science are not on the left.