Obama’s green energy commitment part of oppressive new environmental, anti-human religion
January 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Among other things In his inaugural speech, President Obama confirmed his commitment to expanding green energy programs that have already cost American taxpayers and businesses many billions for highly questionable returns.
Meanwhile, the great ones, who see themselves as the chosen, consider themselves personally exempted to use gobs of energy, continue to propogate climate change nonsense.
In general, it seems that authoritarian types are primarily the ones still demanding, despite much contrary new evidence, the imposition of devastating financial, population control and other burdens on the peoples of the world in the name of "saving Mother earth".
They continue to call for and mandate massive, poorly justified changes to world economic, political and other systems and personal freedoms. All to advance this false, man-hating climate religion based on dubious facts and even outright lies about mankind being primarily responsible for and able to do something significant to halt what has always been a natural up and down of climate since the earth was formed. We admit that man might be aggravating naturally caused developments, but hardly to the extent that is being claimed.
Following are just a few more additions to the long list of articles we have linked to in the past about this issue that are not given the credibility they deserve, especially in schools and colleges and other government related institutions and in many media. To read all the rest, do a LifeSitenews search on the phrases "climate change", "global warming", "environmental extremism".
Some of the links in this posting go back to early last year. I have not been able to publish Newsbytes for some time because of other LifesiteNews demands during that time period. The linked items are however still relevant today.
To be quite frank, I am getting quite angry and deeply concerned about this historically unprecedented and dangerous abuse of trust and power. Are you? And if not, why not?
'Scientists baffled by the stop in global warming' -- Der Spiegel Ends Europe's Climate Denialism...European Media Now Scrambling To Explain End Of Warming!
NOAA: Accelerating Global Warming Is Not Happening - CO2 Wrongly Accused
David Suzuki’s Andean fantasy
Mother Earth fantasies emanating from Ecuador are the reverse of the truth. The three big ideas for which Mr. Suzuki was shilling are extortion, go-it-alone autarchy, and putting nature before humanity by giving rivers and rocks “rights.”
Desist from climate claims
Current knowledge does not substantiate Ban Ki-Moon assertions on weather and climate, 125 scientists say
Scientist who said climate change sceptics had been proved wrong accused of hiding truth by colleague - Daily Mail
Prof Judith Curry, who chairs the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at America’s prestigious Georgia Institute of Technology, said that Prof Muller’s claim that he has proven global warming sceptics wrong was also a ‘huge mistake’, with no scientific basis.
Ehrlich: ‘Nobody has the Right to Have 12 Children – or Even Three’
Paul Ehrlich, the doomsday biologist who coined the term “The Population Bomb” more than 40 years ago with a book of the same name, says the world now faces “dangerous trends” of global climate change and overpopulation, which threaten our extinction.
Humans are plague on Earth – Attenborough - Daily Telegraph
Humans are a plague on the Earth that need to be controlled by limiting population growth, according to Sir David Attenborough.
Davos call for $14trn 'greening' of global economy
Political and business leaders warned of need to ensure sustainable growth
Only a sustained and dramatic shift to infrastructure and industrial practices using low-carbon technology can save the world and its economy from devastating global warming, according to a Davos-commissioned alliance led by the former Mexican President, Felipe Calderon, in the most dramatic call so far to fight climate change on business grounds.
Let elderly people 'hurry up and die', says Japanese minister
Taro Aso says he would refuse end-of-life care and would 'feel bad' knowing treatment was paid for by government
Science Proves a Conservative Really is a Liberal Mugged by Reality - Wesley J. Smith
Consider: I think it is fair to say that liberals tend to be the most enthusiastic for legalizing assisted suicide. Why? Fear and loathing of suffering, while the usually more conservative opponents tend to see the hope for healing (as opposed to cure) in every situation. Animal rights supporters also tend to be the most zealous leftists. So too global warming alarmists who scream about the PLANET DYING and see in every weather anomaly proof of nature's Apocalypse! Indeed, liberals always seem the angrier to me.
Meltwater from Asia's peaks is much less then previously estimated - The Guardian
but lead scientist says the loss of ice caps and glaciers around the world remains a serious concern. The discovery has stunned scientists, who had believed that around 50bn tonnes of meltwater were being shed each year and not being replaced by new snowfall.
Earth's Polar Ice Melting Less Than Thought
Better technology yields better data. The bad news is the extra water from 2003-2010 would fill Lake Erie eight times
$65-million for ducks (?) and more - Vivian Krause, Financial Post
Over the past decade, grants to green groups from U.S. charitable foundations have quadrupled from roughly US$500 million to more than US$2-billion. With 251 employees and an annual payroll of $10-million in 2010, Tides Canada is a powerhouse. It has more than twice as many employees as the Vancouver-based Fraser Institute and the Vancouver Foundation combined.
Discovered: 116,000 square miles of 'missing' polar ice cap By Phil Lawler
it's fair to say that Catholic prelates probably shouldn't issue statements that seem to lend the authority of the Church to scientific hypotheses that remain unproven.
Who's got guts for global warming debate?
Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., says he's "disappointed" that though he was very willing to engage in a nationally televised debate on global warming, the man who challenged him to the debate has now backed out.
Please, enough with the cult of pop stars. Our kids need real heroes.
April 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Two things happen each time a significant pop culture figure dies: Christians attempt to dredge up some moderately conservative or traditional thing that figure said at some point during his long career, and mainstream media attempts to convince a society thoroughly bored with such things that the person in question was a ground-breaking radical. The two most recent examples are the androgynous David Bowie—a cringe-worthy and possibly blasphemous video of him dropping to his knees during a rock performance and uttering the Lord’s Prayer circulated just following his death--and the pop star Prince.
I’ve had to suppress my gag reflexes many times as I saw my Facebook newsfeed fill up with memes sporting quotes from Prince about his faith and articles announcing that the musician who “embraced gender fluidity before his time,” according to Slate and “will always be a gay icon” according to The Atlantic, was against gay marriage. Sure, maybe he was. But only a Christian community so shell-shocked by the rapid spread of the rainbow blitzkrieg and the catastrophic erosion of religious liberty would find this remarkable. After all, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton said the same thing barely one election cycle ago. As one obituary celebrating Prince’s paradigm-smashing sexual performances written by Dodai Stewart put it:
Dig, if you will, a picture: The year is 1980. Many states still have sodomy laws. The radio is playing feel-good ear candy like Captain and Tennille and KC and the Sunshine Band. TV hits include the sunny, toothy blond shows Three’s Company and Happy Days. There’s no real word for “gender non-conforming.” But here’s what you see: A man. Clearly a man. Hairy, mostly naked body…a satiny bikini bottom. But those eyes. Rimmed in black, like a fantasy belly dancer. The full, pouty lips of a pin-up girl. Long hair. A tiny, svelte thing. Ethnically ambiguous, radiating lust. What is this? A man. Clearly a man. No. Not just a man. A Prince.
Right. So let’s not get too carried away, shall we? I know Christians are desperate to justify their addictions to the pop culture trash that did so much to sweep away Christian values in the first place and I know that latching on to the occasional stray conservative belief that may manifest itself in pop culture figures makes many feel as if perhaps we are not so weird and countercultural, but this bad habit we have of claiming these figures upon their passing is downright damaging.
After all, parents should be teaching their children about real heroes, titans of the faith who changed the world. Heroes of the early church who stood down tyrants, halted gladiatorial combat, and crusaded against injustice in a world where death was all the rage. These men and women were real rebels who stood for real values. If we want to point our children to people they should emulate, we should be handing them books like Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness by the brilliant writer Eric Metaxas rather than the pop albums Purple Rain or Lovesexy by Prince. If parents spend their time glorifying the predecessors of Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus instead of highlighting heroes like William Wilberforce, they can hardly be surprised when their children choose to emulate the former rather than the latter.
The mainstream media’s adulation of these pop stars is equally irritating. The unspoken truth of these obituaries is that the flamboyant antics of Prince and the rest of the so-called rebellious drag queens populating the rock n’ roll scene have been mainstream for a long time already. Want to see dozens of bizarre body piercings? Weird hairdos? Purple mohawks? Dudes with nail polish? Strange tattoos? Easy. Just go onto any university campus, or any public high school without a dress code. With headphones wedged firmly in their ear canals, they can pump the cleverly commercialized “counterculture” straight into their skulls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
More than that, some of these courageous rebels have actually sued their employers to ensure that they can let their establishment-smashing freak flag fly at work, too. An Edmonton woman with 22 visible body piercings complained that her employer was unfair because apparently she was being discriminated against “based on body modifications.” Yeah! The Man must be told, after all. And if he doesn’t agree, we will lawyer up. I wonder what the shrieking rebels of the early days would think about the snivelling children of the current grievance culture.
So these days, the media’s eulogizing about aging culture warriors who went mainstream a long time ago rings a bit hollow. After all, most rock n’ roll stars these days look tame compared to what shows up in the children’s section at Pride Week. Freaky is normal now. Normal is radical. Welcome to 2016.
When Christians are posting nostalgic tributes to the rebels who helped inoculate their children against the radical views of Christianity in the first place, you know that the victories of the counterculture are complete and Stockholm syndrome has set in.
Target boycott climbs to over 1 million
April 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Over 1 million people have signed a pledge to boycott Target over its new policy allowing men to access women’s bathrooms.
The American Family Association’s Boycott Target petition gained traction immediately, reaching the one million mark in only nine days.
“Corporate America must stop bullying people who disagree with the radical left agenda to remake society into their progressive image,” said AFA President Tim Wildmon. “#BoycottTarget has resonated with Americans. Target’s harmful policy poses a danger to women and children; nearly everyone has a mother, wife, daughter or friend who is put in jeopardy by this policy. Predators and voyeurs would take advantage of the policy to prey on those who are vulnerable. And it’s clear now that over one million customers agree.”
Target defended its policy in a statement saying that it believes everyone “deserves to be protected from discrimination, and treated equally” and earlier this week, a Target spokeswoman defended the policy as “inclusive.”
The AFA said that unisex bathrooms are a common-sense alternative to allowing men unfettered access to women’s bathrooms.
“Target should keep separate facilities for men and women, but for the trans community and for those who simply like using the bathroom alone, a single occupancy unisex option should be provided,” the petition says.
The AFA warned that Target’s new policy benefits sexual predators and poses a danger to women and children.
“With Target publicly boasting that men can enter women's bathrooms, where do you think predators are going to go?” the petition asked.
There have been numerous instances of predatory men accessing women’s bathrooms and intimate facilities in the wake of “transgender” bathroom policies allowing them to do so.
“We want to make it very clear that AFA does not believe the transgender community poses this danger to the wider public,” said Wildmon. “Rather, this misguided and reckless policy provides a possible gateway for predators who are out there.”
Amazing new video captures the flash of light the moment life begins
CHICAGO, April 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Life begins with a spark – literally.
Researchers at Northwestern University have documented the striking event in a new video that accompanies a study published this week.
At the moment of conception, the egg releases massive amounts of zinc, which creates a spark that can be seen with the aid of a microscope.
“It was remarkable,” said Teresa Woodruff, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University's medical school. “To see the zinc radiate out in a burst from each human egg was breathtaking.”
The research team had noted the zinc sparks before in mice eggs but had never observed the process in human beings.
“All of biology starts at the time of fertilization,” Woodruff said, “yet we know next to nothing about the events that occur in the human.”
One of the researchers, Northwestern chemistry professor Thomas O'Halloran, explained the science behind the process in 2014.
“The egg first has to stockpile zinc and then must release some of the zinc to successfully navigate maturation, fertilization and the start of embryogenesis,” he said. “On cue, at the time of fertilization, we see the egg release thousands of packages, each dumping a million zinc atoms, and then it's quiet.”
“Each egg has four or five of these periodic sparks,” O'Halloran said. “It is beautiful to see, orchestrated much like a symphony.”
Since the amount of zinc in an egg correlates with successful implantation and birth, the Northwestern researchers are highlighting that their research may be used to assist in vitro fertilization.
But that raises concerns given the grave moral issues with IVF, which involves creating numerous embryos that are either killed or frozen. Moral theologians also emphasize that IVF is an injustice even for the children who are born as a result, as they are created in a lab rather than in the union of man and woman.
The study may have far-reaching consequences the research team did not intend, such as strengthening public belief in the longstanding scientific consensus that life begins at the moment of conception/fertilization.
Many of those who saw the Northwestern video said it testifies to the beauty of life and the shallow lies that buttress the argument of abortion-on-demand.
“I saw this, and I was blown away by it,” said Rush Limbaugh on his nationally syndicated radio program Thursday afternoon. “For anybody in the mainstream media to openly admit that life begins at conception” defies arguments that an unborn child is only “tissue mass.”
Researchers released a separate video of the zinc spark taking place in a mammalian egg more than a year ago:
The paper, which is entitled “The Zinc Spark is an Inorganic Signature of Human Egg Activation,” was published by Scientific Reports on April 26.