Archives for December 2014

The Bogeyman has entered the nursery

More fright­en­ing than any­thing else: In the night­mare world pro­gres­sives are design­ing for civ­il soci­ety, lit­tle tots are no longer your lit­tle tots.  They are gov­­ern­­ment-sought human resources to be raised as tomorrow’s anar­chists. “On Wednes­day, the White House Sum­mit on Ear­ly Edu­ca­tion will unveil near­ly $1 bil­lion in new “invest­ments” to “expand access to high-quality […]

A vast land grab to ‘protect’ water

ANALYSIS/OPINION In Novem­ber, com­ments closed on a pro­pos­al by the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engi­neers to rede­fine “waters of the Unit­ed States,” as set forth in the Clean Water Act of 1977. While Sen. Edmund Muskie, Maine Demo­c­rat, author of the 1977 law, required 88 pages for his entire statute, […]

CIA Chief (Petraeus): We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher

More and more per­son­al and house­hold devices are con­nect­ing to the inter­net, from your tele­vi­sion to your car nav­i­ga­tion sys­tems to your light switch­es. CIA Direc­tor David Petraeus can­not wait to spy on you through them. Ear­li­er this month (March, 2012), Petraeus mused about the emer­gence of an “Inter­net of Things” — that is, wired […]

Land protection credits come under fire in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – Con­ser­va­tion ease­ments that sup­pos­ed­ly pro­tect Vir­ginia lands from devel­op­ment are com­ing under increas­ing fire for abu­sive prac­tices. One law­mak­er calls the sit­u­a­tion at a Fauquier Coun­ty farm “a trav­es­ty.” Oth­ers wor­ry that untold mil­lions of pub­lic dol­lars are dis­ap­pear­ing into pri­vate coffers.

Over 700 Million People Taking Steps to Avoid NSA Surveillance

There’s a new inter­na­tion­al sur­vey on Inter­net secu­ri­ty and trust, of “23,376 Inter­net users in 24 coun­tries,” includ­ing “Aus­tralia, Brazil, Cana­da, Chi­na, Egypt, France, Ger­many, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Indone­sia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mex­i­co, Nige­ria, Pak­istan, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Swe­den, Tunisia, Turkey and the Unit­ed States.” Amongst the find­ings, 60% of Internet […]

The Greatest Christmas Present to America 2014

Your Gift From Ani­ta B Hoge A Link To Your Fed­er­al Grant in Your State Cre­at­ing A “Nation­al ID” When think­ing about the vio­la­tions of pri­va­cy that were exposed by Edward Snow­den for the NSA mon­i­tor­ing emails and phone con­ver­sa­tions.… Hon­est­ly! Snow­den’s release of this infor­ma­tion is child’s play com­pared to what the gov­ern­ment is col­lect­ing on […]

Committee Report Uncovers Lack of Independence & Accountability of Peer Review Process for ESA Listing Decisions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Nat­ur­al Resources Com­mit­tee major­i­ty staff released a report today that ques­tions the inde­pen­dence and account­abil­i­ty of  the peer review process in recent Endan­gered Species Act (ESA) list­ing deci­sions.  The report enti­tled, “Under the Micro­scope: An exam­i­na­tion of the ques­tion­able sci­ence and lack of inde­pen­dent peer review in Endan­gered Species Act listing […]

Sources: EPA Scrambles To Protect Key Climate Rule

The Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency may delay a con­tentious rule man­dat­ing car­bon cap­ture tech­nol­o­gy for coal-fired pow­er plants, accord­ing to news reports. The agency has not offi­cial­ly com­ment­ed on the report­ed rule, but sources famil­iar with the pos­si­ble delay of the New Source Per­for­mance Stan­dards say it stems from seri­ous prob­lems with its car­bon cap­ture mandate. […]