Oct 28

N.C. Carolina Judges Resign Rather Than Perform Same-sex “Marriages”

Burning ConstitutionA longtime North Carolina judge has resigned his position rather than be forced to perform same-sex marriages against his Christian convictions. Swain County Magistrate Judge Gilbert Breedlove, in office since 1990, resigned October 20, citing the October federal court ruling that struck down North Carolina’s voter passed constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between a man and a woman.

“It was my only option,” the 57-year-old Breedlove told the Asheville, N.C., Citizen-Times newspaper. “We were directed we had to perform the marriages, and that was just something I couldn’t do because of my religious beliefs.”

Breedlove, who became an ordained minister in 1997, said that “I was Christian when I started. Then the law didn’t require me to perform something that was against my religious belief. Now that law has changed its requirements.”

The former Marine Corps staff sergeant, whose main source of income was his position as magistrate, pointed out that “the whole Bible from front-to-end states that a marriage is between a man and a wife. Any other type of sexual activity other than that is what is defined as fornication.”

Chris Sgro of the homosexual activist group Equality North Carolina insisted that his group does not wish people to be forced to resign or lose their jobs because of being forced to accept homosexual marriage. “Our hope is that people across North Carolina will support same-sex marriage, and do their jobs and conduct same-sex marriages the same as they would for opposite-sex couples,” he said.

Breedlove is not the first North Carolina judge to quit over being forced to validate homosexual relationships as “marriage,” On October 16 Rockingham County Magistrate John Kallam, Jr. resigned his position, pointing out that to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies “would desecrate a holy institution established by God Himself.”

Wrote Kallam in his resignation letter: “When I took my oath of office, I understood I would be required to perform weddings, and have done so throughout my tenure. I did not, however, take that oath with any understanding that I would be required to marry same-sex couples.”

Link to full Article N.C. Carolina Judges Resign Rather Than Perform Same-sex “Marriages”.

Oct 28

Federal Judge Upholds Traditional Marriage in Puerto Rico

christian-wedding-ringsA federal judge appointed by President Jimmy Carter has ruled against a lawsuit filed by a group of homosexuals trying to overturn laws in Puerto Rico that ban same-sex marriage. The five same-sex couples “had challenged the constitutionality of several local laws, including a 1902 code that defines marriage as between a man and a woman,” reported the Associated Press.

U.S. District Court Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez, appointed by Carter in 1979, issued a 21-page decision that effectively defended traditional marriage while criticizing the majority of judges who have overturned voter-passed state constitutional amendments defining marriage as between a man and woman. Perez-Gimenez warned that dismantling traditional marriage would seriously compromise political order in the nation. The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling that overturned key portions of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has prompted a continuing flurry of lawsuits by homosexuals seeking to have laws protecting traditional marriage overturned in their states.

“Because no right to same-gender marriage emanates from the Constitution, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico should not be compelled to recognize such unions,” Perez-Gimenez ruled October 21.

“Recent affirmances of same-gender marriage seem to suffer from a peculiar inability to recall the principles embodied in existing marriage law,” wrote Perez-Gimenez in his opinion. “Traditional marriage is the fundamental unit of the political order. And ultimately the very survival of the political order depends upon the procreative potential embodied in traditional marriage.”

He added that laws defending marriage are founded upon principles “on which we have relied for centuries. The question now is whether judicial ‘wisdom’ may contrive methods by which those solid principles can be circumvented or even discarded.”

Perez-Gimenez conceded that a “clear majority of courts have struck down statutes that affirm opposite-gender marriage only. In their ingenuity and imagination they have constructed a seemingly comprehensive legal structure for this new form of marriage. And yet what is lacking and unaccounted for remains: are laws barring polygamy, or, say the marriage of fathers and daughters, now of doubtful validity? Is ‘minimal marriage,’ where ‘individuals can have legal marital relationships with more than one person, reciprocally or asymmetrically, themselves determining the sex and number of parties’ the blueprint for their design?”

Link to full Article Federal Judge Upholds Traditional Marriage in Puerto Rico.

Oct 28

The True Reason Gas Prices are Falling Hint: It’s Not Because of Green Energy

LA_gas_pricesAmerican workers and motorists got some badly-needed relief this week when the price of oil plunged to its lowest level in years. The oil price has fallen by about 25 percent since its peak back in June of $105 a barrel.  This is translating to lower prices at the pump with many states now below $3 a gallon.At present levels, these lower oil and gas prices are the equivalent of a $200 billion cost saving to American consumers and businesses. That’s $200 billion a year we don’t have to send to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other foreign nations. Now that’s an economic stimulus par excellence.There are many global reasons why gas prices are falling, but the major one isn’t being widely reported. America has become in the last several years an energy-producing powerhouse.  And sorry, Mr. President, I’m not talking about the niche “green energy” sources you are so weirdly fixated with.Oil prices are falling because of changes in world supply and world demand. Demand has slowed because Europe is an economic wreck. But since 2008 the U.S. has increased our domestic supply by a gigantic 50 percent. This is a result of the astounding shale oil and gas revolution made possible by made-in-America technologies like hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling.  Already thanks to these inventions, the U.S. has become the number one producer of natural gas. But oil production in states like Oklahoma, Texas and North Dakota has doubled in just six years.

Link to full Article The True Reason Gas Prices are Falling Hint: It’s Not Because of Green Energy.

Oct 28

Safety Records Show Pipelines Best Method for Transporting Oil

Alaska oil pipeline snakes across tundraThe combination of the Obama administration’s intransigence in approving the Keystone XL pipeline and the exponential explosion in the production of crude oil, especially from the Bakken formation in North Dakota, has put increasing pressure on alternative modes of transportation to get that crude to refineries and customers. But with the increasing use of alternative modes such as barges, railcars, and over-the-road tanker trucks has come a growing concern about safety.

A series of rail accidents over the last several years has caught the attention of the Department of Transportation, and CNBC has tried its best to question the viability of oil transport safety. Since 2008, at least 10 incidents involving freight trains hauling crude across North America have spilled almost three million gallons of oil and, the most horrific accident — the Lac-Megantic derailment near Québec, Canada — killed 47 residents and destroyed half the town.

In response, the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued mandates to beef up the more than 300,000 railcars currently carrying crude across the country.

However, according to John Edwards, a senior analyst and director at Credit Suisse:

If you look at the safety record of crude oil pipelines versus alternatives, pipelines come out on top.

Release rates, as of 2012, were roughly 25 barrels per billion barrel miles … a very, very low rate of incidence taken over the hundreds of thousands of miles of pipelines and the transport millions of barrels of oil every day.

Link to full Article Safety Records Show Pipelines Best Method for Transporting Oil.

Oct 26

Rock Island Voting Machines Switching GOP Votes To Dem | USofArn.com

Everyvotecounts The Chicago WaySeveral voters in Rock Island county are reporting that their voting machines are switching their votes for Republican candidates and changing them to Democrat votes and the worst part the race this seems to be happening in is the highly watched 17th congressional race between former Republican congressman Bobby Schilling and Democrat congresswoman Cheri Bustos.It should be noted that Bustos’ husband is the new Sheriff of Rock Island county thanks to some help from Attorney General Lisa Madigan, whose dad Speaker of the Illinois House Michael Madigan helped get Bustos into office in 2012 when he redrew the districts boundaries to make it much easier for her to beat Schilling in a presidential election year.KWQC has more:“When I went to cast my vote and touch the screen for my Republican candidate, the Democrat candidate was the one that would pop up with my x, even though I pressed the Republican candidate,” voter Christina Kirik said. “The Democrat candidate is the one it looked like I was voting for.”“Everything was fine until I came to one candidate that I wanted to vote for and I voted for him and the “x” went in the box and then two seconds later his name and his box went away and it was just blank and it showed up in his opponents box,” voter Joyce Glassner said.Republican candidate Bobby Schilling says some of the votes that are changing are going from him to his opponent Cheri Bustos.

Link to full Article Rock Island Voting Machines Switching GOP Votes To Dem | USofArn.com.

Oct 24

Climate change is a lie: Global warming ‘not real’ claims Weather Channel founder

global_warming_hoaxJohn Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, shocked academics by insisting the theory of man-made climate change was no longer scientifically credible. Instead, what ‘little evidence’ there is for rising global temperatures points to a ‘natural phenomenon’ within a developing eco-system.**CLICK HERE TO SEE STUNNING ICEBERG IMAGES**In an open letter attacking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he wrote: “The ocean is not rising significantly.”The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number.”Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms in fact storms are diminishing.”I have studied this topic seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid.”

Link to full Article  Climate change is a lie: Global warming ‘not real’ claims Weather Channel founder | Nature | News | Daily Express.

Oct 12

Antarctic Sea Ice at Record High, but Global-warming Doomsayers Unimpressed

global_warming_hoaxA report posted by the National Snow & Ice Data Center NSIDC on October 7 stated: “Sea ice in Antarctica has remained at satellite-era record high daily levels for most of 2014.”The report noted that during the period between September 10 and September 22 very rapid late-season ice growth in Antarctica pushed the total sea ice extent upward by nearly 23,000 square miles per day. This was the first time since 1979 that Antarctic sea ice extent exceeded 20 million square kilometers 7.7 million square miles.As to what this means, Ted Scambos, lead scientist at the NSIDC stated: “What we’re learning is, we have more to learn.” NSIDC researchers have not immediately assumed that the increase in Antarctic ice is an indication that popular “global warming” theories are incorrect, however. They, instead, offer other explanations, such as “wind patterns” and that “recent ice sheet melt, caused by warmer, deep ocean water reaching the coastline and melting deeper ice, is making the surface water slightly less dense. While the change in saltiness is too small to significantly affect the freezing temperature, the increase in slightly less dense water surrounding Antarctica inhibits mixing, creating conditions that favor ice growth.”In other words, this explanation goes, melting ice creates “slightly” less dense water, which, in turn, has been responsible for a significant growth of ice that has been going on for 35 years! The trend has accelerated recently. As an October 7 NASA report puts it: “So in just 13 days, 299,000 square miles of open ocean became covered in floating ice — an area larger than Texas!” That seems like a lot of ice caused by “slightly” less dense water.An article about these latest findings in the U.K.-based The Register noted that the increase in Antarctic ice has created confusion in the minds of many scientists, who find it difficult to reconcile with their preconceived views on “global warming.” The report stated:Climate scientists have been puzzled by the behaviour of the southern ice for many years now. The most commonly used models say that its steady growth should not be happening in a warming world though the warming of the world is also in doubt, as air temperatures have been steady for the last fifteen years or more — and it turns out that deep ocean temperatures are not increasing either, leaving the “mystery” of the apparent end of global warming “unsolved.”

Link to full Article Antarctic Sea Ice at Record High, but Global-warming Doomsayers Unimpressed.

Oct 02

Apartment Complex Bans American Flag Because Its Seen as Offensive to Foreigners | CNS News

american-flagAn apartment complex told a tenant to remove his American flag because they deemed it “offensive” to foreigners.

San Diego State University sophomore Brad Smith moved into the Boulevard 63 State Apartments last month and hung an American flag off his balcony, ABC10 reports.

A month later, he received a notice asking him to remove it:

“We were then told that it was for political reasons and that the flag could offend foreign people that live here, foreign exchange students,” Smith told ABC10.

“I’ve had friends and family fight to defend that flag.”

EAGNews reports that under the leasing office and apartment community’s rules, flags could not be displayed:

The rules do say “no signs or other personal property may be kept outside the premises” and management determines what is “permissible and acceptable.”

Even the notice that Smith got said flags could not be displayed.

Smith said that none of the rules were brought to his attention when he started to live there.

However, the leasing office started to change its tune later on when a representative admitted that the complex would allow “state and country flags,” according to ABC10.

Link to full Article Apartment Complex Bans American Flag Because Its Seen as Offensive to Foreigners | CNS News.

Sep 26

Upcoming Anniversary: October 1st Will Mark 18 Years of No Global Warming | CNS News

newsCNSNews.com – According to the datasets used last year, October 1st will mark the 18th year of “no significant warming trend in surface average temperature,” says Patrick Michaels, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for the Study of Science.And even if the current 18-year trend were to end, it would still take nearly 25 years for average global temperature figures to reflect the change, said Michaels, who has a Ph.D. in ecological climatology and spent three decades as a research professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia.Sooner or later, even Al Gore and the numerous scientists, academics and politicians who agree with him that “Earth has a fever” will have to admit that their climate models predicting catastrophic global warming were off by a long shot, said Michaels, who was also a contributing editor to the United Nations’ second Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC report.“It has to be admitted eventually that too much warming was forecast too fast. That just has to happen. You can’t go on and on and on,” he told CNSNews.com.“If the surface temperature resumed the warming rate that we observed from, say 1977 through 1998, we would still go close to a quarter of a century without significant net warming because there’s such a long flat period built into the record now. “

Link to full Article Upcoming Anniversary: October 1st Will Mark 18 Years of No Global Warming | CNS News.

Sep 23

West Coast warming linked to naturally occurring changes – LA Times

global_warming_hoaxNaturally occurring changes in winds, not human-caused climate change, are responsible for most of the warming on land and in the sea along the West Coast of North America over the last century, a study has found.The analysis challenges assumptions that the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has been a significant driver of the increase in temperatures observed over many decades in the ocean and along the coastline from Alaska to California.Related story: Google cuts ties with conservative group over climate-change stance Related story: Google cuts ties with conservative group over climate-change stance Evan Halper Changes in ocean circulation as a result of weaker winds were the main cause of about 1 degree Fahrenheit of warming in the northeast Pacific Ocean and nearby coastal land between 1900 and 2012, according to the analysis of ocean and air temperatures over that time. The study, conducted by researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Washington, was published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.l Related It’s official! Summer of 2014 was hottest on record Science Now It’s official! Summer of 2014 was hottest on record See all related8Natural, wind-driven climate patterns in the Pacific Ocean, such as El Niño and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, are already known to exert a powerful influence on sea and land temperatures over years and even decades.This latest research shows that similar changes in atmospheric and ocean circulation can drive trends that last a century or longer, overshadowing the effects of human-generated increase in greenhouse gases, the study’s authors said.

Link to full Article West Coast warming linked to naturally occurring changes – LA Times.

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