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July 2011

Why are we ignoring simple, painless debt solution?

But then, miraculously, you discovered a large stash of money you had completely lost sight of, but which would easily take care of all your family’s expenses for the rest of the year, giving you plenty of precious time to figure out how best to deal with your long-term financial situation?

Ron Paul to Congress: Stop Stealing from the American People

The government is using the usual scare tactics to strong-arm the people into going along with more spending. Remember the rhetoric surrounding the big bailout of October 2008? We were told, not that this would be calamitous for the banks, but for the people, who would continue to experience massive job losses and foreclosures. We were told that the economy would sink into a deep recession if this money was not handed out to too-big-to-fail corporate cronies. So, after much hand-wringing, leaders from both parties, against unprecedented public outcry, agreed to shower money on the banks and increase the debt. The banks learned nothing, except that Washington will come to their rescue, no matter what. The people, however, continued to lose their jobs and houses anyway, and here we are, still in a deep recession.

Waxman calls for a climate change re-education camp(aign)

“Your position as Secretary of Energy and your world-renowned stature as a scientist mean you are in a unique position to speak with authority about the science of climate change and the frightening consequences of inaction,” he said. “Given the stakes, I believe you have a responsibility to do so.”

Was Moorehead Minnesota The Hottest Place On Earth?

Going back and reviewing the data from the Moorhead Airport, it would appear at first blush the data is accurate. Accurate, but not representative. Verifying the data will take some time however. There are several reasons to question the precision of the dew-point sensor.

No Frost Warnings Anywhere in Minnesota

By Elmer Beauregard I am happy to say that there are no frost warnings anywhere in Minnesota today, in fact yesterday Minnesota was the hottest place on the planet. Yesterday Moorhead Minnesota had a record dewpoint off 88ºF and a heat index of 133.5º F. So for today only we …

Is Mitt Romney Regretting His Global Warming Declaration?

Last Thursday, in town hall held in Derry, New Hampshire, Romney argued that carbon emissions shouldn’t be regulated as pollutants by the Environmental Protection Agency. The candidate’s admission that “I don’t think carbon is a pollutant in the sense of harming our bodies” was caught on tape by Think Progress and, yesterday, Politico reignited debate about his limited climate change support. The remark also revived the long-running liberal charge that Mitt Romney paradoxically believes in global warming yet won’t do anything to help combat it.

EPA’s Power Grab Push

Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, discusses the latest clean air regulation the EPA has proposed, as well as what’s coming up from the agency and the political reaction in Washington.

House to Vote on Bill Overturning Traditional Light Bulb Ban

The legislation, promoted by Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, is being considered under a procedure requiring a two-thirds majority to pass. With Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee urging their colleagues to oppose it, that won’t be easy to achieve, and the bill faces dim prospects in the Democratic-controlled Senate. A House vote could come Tuesday.