CLOSE ALLIES OF IRAN'S PRESIDENT, MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF USING SUPERNATURAL POWERS TO FURTHER HIS POLICIES AMID AN INCREASINGLY BITTER POWER STRUGGLE BETWEEN HIM AND THE COUNTRY'S SUPREME LEADER, AYATOLLAH ALI KHAMENEI.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/05/ahmadinejad-allies-charged-with-sorcery
Several people said to be close to the president and his chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, have been arrested in recent days and charged with being "magicians" and invoking djinns (spirits).
Ayandeh, an Iranian news website, described one of the arrested men, Abbas Ghaffari, as "a man with special skills in metaphysics and connections with the unknown worlds".
THE ARRESTS COME AMID A GROWING RIFT BETWEEN AHMADINEJAD AND KHAMENEI WHICH HAS PROMPTED SEVERAL MPS TO CALL FOR THE PRESIDENT TO BE IMPEACHED.
The Bin Laden story has overshadowed everything else, but this is also something that is very important.
Obama doesn’t spike the ball, but instead spikes the 9/11 families
When he visited Ground Zero today, President Obama kept the ceremony deliberately low key to fend off suggestions he was revelling in the death of Osama Bin Laden.
But that hasn't stop some relatives of the 9/11 victims criticising him for his 'self-congratulatory' handling of the killing.
One, Debra Burlingame, said the president was 'using families in what is a transparent political ploy'….
… But I said "we - that shouldn't stop you from giving your opinion. WE WOULDN'T BE HERE TODAY IF THEY HADN'T DONE THEIR JOBS. CAN'T YOU AT LEAST GIVE THEM YOUR OPINION."
AND HE SAID "NO I WON'T," AND HE TURNED AROUND AND WALKED AWAY.'
The charge that Obama is a cold fish apparently is true. W would never had done anything so cruel and thoughtless.
Top Performance in South Carolina Debate?
To get an idea of the strangeness of the first debate of the 2012 presidential cycle - the unofficial kickoff to the 2012 GOP race - consider this: Based on the Fox News focus group conducted immediately following the event, HERMAN CAIN IS ABOUT TO RUN AWAY WITH THE GOP NOMINATION.
If you're wondering who that is, you're not alone: THE FORMER GODFATHER'S PIZZA CEO, WHO BARELY REGISTERS IN NATIONAL POLLS, HAS NEVER HELD ELECTED OFFICE. AND HE IS SEEN AS HAVING VIRTUALLY NO CHANCE TO WIN THE GOP NOMINATION
He’s a businessman who also happens to be black.
Obama's Scandalous War Against Domestic Oil
Do you remember the terrible things the left was saying about President George W. Bush when gas prices soared under his watch? Yet PRESIDENT OBAMA, WHOSE POLICIES AND ACTIONS ARE ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTING TO ROCKETING GAS PRICES TODAY, GETS THE USUAL MAINSTREAM MEDIA PASS.
Is it that the liberal media exempt Obama from accountability because they're on his team in general? Is it because they think he's blameless in the equation even though they sprang to the unfounded conclusion that Bush was culpable? Or could it be that they aren't critical because they share his bias against conventional energy and believe the pain caused by his policies is necessary to move us toward alternative energy sources?
DURING BUSH'S TERM, GAS PRICES WENT DOWN 9 PERCENT, ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION. Yet, preposterously, he was excoriated for allegedly colluding with "big oil" to drive up prices. When prices spiked later in his term, he took proactive steps to increase our supply and reduce prices, and they worked. But OBAMA HAS TAKEN ACTION TO IMPEDE CONVENTIONAL ENERGY SOURCES AND SHOVE US INTO ALTERNATIVE ONES. Even so, liberals ignore any possible causal links.
OBAMA TOLD US HE WOULD BANKRUPT THE COAL INDUSTRY. He's pushing high-speed rail down our throats despite the lack of public demand for it and our inability to finance it. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the administration intended to coerce us out of our cars. ENERGY SECRETARY STEVEN CHU SAID, "SOMEHOW WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO BOOST THE PRICE OF GASOLINE TO THE LEVELS IN EUROPE."
This is one of the worst parts of the Democratic agenda. They are out to kill the oil and coal industries and thereby weaken America and hurt every working American.
What’s wrong with Climate Science?
….A former editor of an enlightened environmental journal said we need a committee of scientists from the many disciplines involved in climate science. SUCH A COMMITTEE EXISTED 25 YEARS AGO, AND PRODUCED GROUNDBREAKING WORK. It was a joint project funded by The National Museum of Canada and Environment Canada under the title Climatic Change in Canada During the Past 20,000 Years. Each year a specific topic was considered, and scientists presented material that was published in Syllogeus. For example, Syllogeus 55 examined Critical Periods in the Quaternary of Climatic History of Northern North America. ALL THE PROBLEMS THAT PLAGUE CLIMATE SCIENCE, SUCH AS TREE RINGS, ICE CORES, CIRCULATION PATTERNS, AND PROXY DATA, AMONG MANY OTHERS, WERE IDENTIFIED AND RESEARCHED. In the last meeting, I was elected Chair, and in my acceptance speech I said we needed to consider, carefully and scientifically, the claims of global warming. ENVIRONMENT CANADA CUT THE FUNDING, APPARENTLY, BECAUSE IT CHALLENGED THE POLITICAL POSITION THE AGENCY HAD ALREADY TAKEN; THE PROJECT DIED. Canada should reconstitute it, because it was producing useful and non-political science.
People who totally accepted the corrupted, limited and narrowly focused science of the IPCC have taught climate science for the last 30 years. THEY SHOULD ALL READ H.H. LAMB’S MONUMENTAL TWO-VOLUME SET CLIMATE: PRESENT, PAST AND FUTURE. VOL. 1: FUNDAMENTALS AND CLIMATE NOW (1972) and CLIMATE: PRESENT, PAST AND FUTURE. VOL. 2: CLIMATIC HISTORY AND THE FUTURE (1977).
They’d learn that all issues now put forward as ‘new’ are not new at all. THEY ONLY APPEAR NEW BECAUSE OF THE BLACK HOLE THAT POLITICIANS, AIDED BY A FEW CLIMATICALLY UNEDUCATED POLITICAL SCIENTISTS, HAVE DRAGGED CLIMATE SCIENCE INTO OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS.
In the future, the issue of global warming will be looked back upon and studied at how NOT to investigate science and how science can be corrupted by politics.