George (C)Looney Blames Hurricane on Global Warming

 

 

In the wake of the typhoon that hit the Philippines, George Clooney has said that arguments against global warming are “stupid” and “ridiculous.” So where has Clooney been during this year’s very quiet hurricane season?

“Nearly one year after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast, the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season has not produced a single land-falling hurricane in the U.S. Instead of having above-average storm activity, as the seasonal hurricane outlooks unanimously called for, the season has been quiet — notable for its inactivity.”

The earth has been around for a long time. It’s difficult to say whether this or that weather event is the worst or best we’ve ever seen since we don’t have records of best and worst weather events. There’s an interesting storm story in the New Testament book of Acts that went on for days: read more

A Population Crisis

The US Population Crisis Will Be Worse Than We Thought

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by: at Godfather Politics

There is a real population crisis. Too few people are being born.

Back in 2008, when demographers projected trends and predicted the make  future age breakdowns of the population in the United States in the near future,  they calculated a rather grim outlook.

But now  it seems that their expectations were too optimistic. Birthrates in 49 out  of 50 states have been flat-lined or declining. The only exception was North  Dakota (which, in raw numbers, is minute compared to the deficit in other  states).

birthrate“The recession has had a drastic impact on US  birth rates, and there are also fewer immigrants. Both these things have brought  down population projections substantially, according to the latest population  projection from the Census Bureau. This has far-reaching implications for  already unwieldy programs such as Social Security, where fewer and fewer workers  will be tasked with paying for a comfortable retirement for Baby Boomers.”

There are other causes as well.

“Mark Mather of the Population Reference Bureau,  a research outfit, notes that couples have been getting married ever later in  life; in 2011 the median age at first marriage was 28.7 and 26.5 for men and  women respectively, the highest on record. A rising share of women in their  early 40s are childless. In this respect America may bsocial-securitye following the experience  of Europe.”

It is amazing that we get admission like this from the government and even in  the mainstream news, and then it simply gets forgotten for a few years while we  hear massive amounts of propaganda about how bad it is that people all over the  world are having babies. This is especially insane since the United States, like  most other Western Nation-States, has taught citizens to depend on a pension  (Social Security) for retirement. How can that possibly work when the old  outnumber younger workers.

Worse, this sort of shift in customs is not easily reversible. Even if our  liberal culture would allow a policy that encouraged more children (which would  be a miracle by itself!), the evidence we have is that getting people to change  back to a previous generation’s form of behavior probably  won’t work. The government of Singapore got the idea it needed to Singapore birthratereduce  population, and started a program of propaganda, legal (perhaps even rewarded)  abortion, and financial and legal incentives to stop women from having as many  babies. They were so effective they realized they were destroying the country  and tried to reverse course with laws and incentives going the other way.

They didn’t work. As Jonathan Last wrote  in the Weekly Standard, “Despite all the incentives, all of the public  campaigns, all of the pleading, the average woman in Singapore can barely be  bothered to have a single child.”

As is true of its economy, the United States’ demographics look good compared  to Europe. But that is not worth feeling good about. We have depopulated  ourselves and we still won’t acknowledge how foolish we have been.

Newsflash: PETA Lies

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have always been against the cruelty or abuse of animals.

They have fought to ban all laboratory use of animals and for that matter, any use of animals. They swear to being vegan or vegetarians.

They won’t use any products made from animal material such as leather, furs or feathers. Some of the members of PETA go so far as to abdicate the necessary extinction of mankind so that animals will be free of our cruel treatment.

PETA is supposed to be the most animal friendly organization in the world.

However, this may be one of the most animal cruel and hypocritical organizations in the nation. The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), a non-profit organization, obtained.
documents from the Virginia Department of Agriculture that sheds an entirely different portrayal of the animal rights group.

According to the documents received by CCF, they show that PETA, which is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, has killed more than 27,000 animals since 1998.

Those animals killed by PETA represent nearly 95% of those that were supposedly rescued by the group. CCF said that last year PETA found homes for only 24 pets while killing nearly 2,000 cats and dogs.

PETA dubiously claims it does not run a “traditional animal shelter” and that it puts down animals that are too sick or injured to survive.

But reports indicate that nearly 85% of the
animals rescued by PETA are destroyed within the first 24 hours and before they can even try to locate a new home for them.

PETA picked up dogs and cats from animal shelters in North Carolina and killed them before they even left the state.

A 2003 report showed PETA euthanized over 85 percent of the animals it took in, finding adoptive homes for just 14 percent. By comparison, the Norfolk SPCA found adoptive homes for 73 percent of its animals and the Virginia Beach SPCA adopted out 66 percent.

In a 2005 interview, Center for Consumer Freedom Director of Research David Martosko said,  “PETA raked in nearly $29 million last year alone, but apparently it couldn’t spare any money to care for the flesh-and-blood animals entrusted to its employees. It’s ironic — If anyone else were caught red-handed with 31 dead dogs, PETA would be holding a press conference to denounce them.”

In 2005, two PETA employees, Andrew Cook and Adria Hinkle, were arrested by police who observed them throwing the dead carcasses of dogs and cats into a dumpster in North Carolina. It was learned that the animals had been killed in the back of the PETA van before being dumped.

In 2007, the two employees were tried for 21 charges of felony animal cruelty, seven counts of littering and three counts of obtaining property by false pretensesin North Carolina.  Evidence presented during the trial showed that PETA employees killed animals they considered “adorable” and “perfect.”

During the trial witnesses testified that PETA told them they “shouldn’t have a problem at all finding homes” for dogs left in their care. Other North Carolina shelter personnel testified that they were under the impression PETA would find homes for the animals they handed over to PETA. These impressions were incorrect.

Thanks to Superior Court Judge Cy Grant the charges were reduced to eight misdemeanor charges before the jury began to deliberate. They basically got off scott free.

PETA has an annual budget of about $37 million and while they may advertise for donations to care for and find new homes for rescued animals, one has to wonder exactly what they do use their millions for.

Since they are a non-profit organization and they obviously are not using their donations for the purposes stated, someone in Virginia needs to investigate them and bring them to justice for fraud and cruelty to animals and have their non-profit status revoked.

Attribution: Godfather Politics, The Center for Consumer Freedom