Tag: NPR

Michelle Malkin uses Juan Williams as an intellectual punching bag again

Michelle rocks, God bless her, but Juan is pathetic. Seriously, some Conservatives give him some slack because NPR fired him and he spoke out against PC a bit. But, again, he is an empty suit, and one of the biggest wastes of air time I can imagine. Anyway, I always enjoy watching Michelle devastate Williams, so here it is, via Donald Douglas

How pissed is Michelle during this exchange? And who can blame her, listening to Juan Williams babble about “politicizing” the hearings. Really? Team Obama politicizes everything, and Juan shakes his head in approval, but if anyone dares seek the truth, Williams accuses them of playing politics. Good grief how doe she look at himself in the mirror?


Why does this man hate Al Gore so much?

So, what if a man went to the Arctic Circle to write  about how the Polar bear population was being decimated by global warming, only to find out that Polar Bears are more numerous than in the 1970’s? Clearly this can be nothing more than a seething hatred for Al gore. This man Zac Unger clearly does not want Gore to eke out a living by travelling the globe in private jets to tell people the Polar Bears are vanishing!

Author Zac Unger was originally drawn to the arctic circle to write a “mournful elegy” about how global warming was decimating the polar bear populations. He was surprised to find that the polar bears were not in such dire straits after all.

“There are far more polar bears alive today than there were 40 years ago,” Unger told NPR in an interview about his new book, “Never Look a Polar Bear in The Eye.” “There are about 25,000 polar bears alive today worldwide. In 1973, there was a global hunting ban. So once hunting was dramatically reduced, the population exploded.”

“This is not to say that global warming is not real or is not a problem for the polar bears,” Unger added. “But polar bear populations are large, and the truth is that we can’t look at it as a monolithic population that is all going one way or another.”

Oh come on Zac, give Al a break, I mean he is struggling to make ends meet. Just look at the hovel he is forced to live in

Via Real Estalker, Al and Tipper Gore have picked up a $8.875M luxury getaway in Montecito, CA; a swanky zip code that has attracted big name residents like Oprah Winfrey, Steve Martin, and Kirk Douglas. Records show that the approximately 6,500 sq. foot home boasts 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a large pool house, 6 fireplaces, wood framed french doors, and carved stone detailing throughout



Some things are unavoidable

One of the most unavoidable facts of life is that when David Brooks tries to display the intellectual depth of his mental ocean, he proves that he really has an old kiddie pool, with a couple of holes in it, for a mind instead.

See! The Smithsonian and PBS, thew same thing! NPR and a national park? Peas in a pod! Good grief David, I hope you did not pull a hamstring making that absurd stretch! Now, David is correct about our national culture, and the importance of assimilating newcomers to that culture. But, NPR, and PBS as essential tools in that quest? Good grief!

*VIDEO* NPR Muslim Brotherhood Investigation Part II

A video that might make your head go BOOM!! Lefty idiot apologizes for saying “Christmas party”

Oh dear sweet lord, how deranged are these Libs? H’T Doug Powers

She ought to apologize for being a complete moron! Yep! We have our Marxist Moron of the Day

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Daily Benefactor News – Iran Loads Fuel Rods Into Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant – More Articles


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Iran Loads Fuel Rods Into Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant – CSM

Iran today began loading fuel rods into the core of its first nuclear power plant, saying the reactor in Bushehr would begin operation by January.

If confirmed, it would mark the end of long delays in bringing online the plant at the center of Iran’s nuclear power program. The last time Iran proclaimed it was ready to power up the Bushehr plant, in August, it sparked alarm that it could be used to create fuel for weapons, although the United States recently withdrew its opposition to the 1,000-megawatt plant.

The move comes as the European Union is pressuring Iran to hold talks on its nuclear program next month. The West accuses Iran of pursuing nuclear weapons, which Iran denies, saying the plant is only for civilian power. Nuclear fuel requires enrichment to 3.5 percent, while weapons grade fuel requires enrichment to 90 percent.

The progress at the nuclear reactor was reported by Iran’s state-run Press TV on Tuesday. The nuclear reactor would begin operating after all 163 fuel rods are inserted into the core, and is expected to begin generating electricity by early 2011, according to Press TV. Iran has declared plans to build 20 nuclear power plants in the next 20 years.

The New York Times reports that Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said the country had succeeded in its “peaceful nuclear activities” despite political pressure and sanctions. “The Bushehr power plant is a major project which will help us to take one step toward future alternative energy supplies,” he said. “We will also pursue our peaceful nuclear activities in other areas.”

Since June the UN, the EU, and the US have passed sanctions against Iran. On Friday, reported Reuters, EU Foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton urged Iran to conduct talks on Iran’s nuclear program in Vienna in November with United States, Russia, France, Britain, China, and Germany.

The Bushehr nuclear reactor has a long history of delays. Iran began building the plant in 1975, but its contract with Germany was derailed by the Islamic Revolution four years later. Iran inked a deal with Russia to finish the plant in 1995, but it was repeatedly delayed.

The latest delay was in August, when the fuel rods were delivered to the plant and scheduled to be loaded into the nuclear reactor. Many questioned if the delay came from the Stuxnet computer virus found on computers at the site, as The Christian Science Monitor reported. Iran denied the virus was the reason for the delay.

According to the Times, the US dropped opposition to the plant after Russia “provided assurances” that the spent fuel rods would not be used to create weapons-grade plutonium. The used fuel rods are supposed to be collected by Russian nuclear officials under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN’s nuclear watchdog, reports Israeli newspaper Haaretz. The Times reports that it is unclear whether the IAEA is currently supervising the fuel loading as agreed.

Under its normal procedures, IAEA inspectors would oversee the final processes of fuel-loading and then seal the core of the reactor to prevent tampering. The reactor is also supposed to be kept under surveillance by closed circuit television cameras that would detect any movement of fuel.

The Bushehr reactor… is separate from Iran’s other operations at which it is seeking to enrich uranium. Iran says it wants the enrichment facilities to provide fuel for future reactor use and a for a medical research reactor. But the West and Israel suspect those programs are designed to produce weapons-grade fuel.

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Tsunami Kills At Least 113 In Indonesia; Scores Missing – Fox News

A powerful, 7.7-magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that pounded villages on remote islands off western Indonesia, killing at least 113 people and leaving scores more are missing.

The fault that ruptured Monday, running the length of the west coast of Sumatra island, also caused the 9.1-magnitude quake that unleashed a monster tsunami around the Indian Ocean in 2004, killing 230,000.

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Harry Reid’s Name Pre-Checked On Boulder City Ballots – KVVU

Some voters in Boulder City said they are concerned about fraud at the electronic ballot box. Voter Joyce Ferrara said when they went to vote for Republican Sharron Angle, her Democratic opponent, Sen. Harry Reid’s name was already checked.

Ferrara wasn’t alone in her voting experience. She said her husband and several others voting at the same time all had the same thing happen.

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NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Key Architect Of FCC Government Takeover Of The News – Townhall

As Vivian Schiller explained to the NPR board of directors in 2009, it is public radio’s responsibility to fill the gap in journalism left by dying local television stations and newspapers.

The former New York Times executive is one of a few dozen power players working with the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and a leftist group called Free Press to “reinvent journalism.”

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Volcano Erupts In Indonesia, Forcing Thousands To Flee – CNN

The Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia erupted on Tuesday, forcing thousands of nearby residents to flee for thier lives, the Antara national news agency reported.

Mount Merapi, which looms on the horizon north of the major city of Yogyakarta, is one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes and lies in one of the world’s most densely populated areas.

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Democrat Alex Sink Caught Cheating At Florida Gubernatorial Debate – Bucks Right

Democrat Florida Gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink was caught reading crib notes from a mobile device during a break in a CNN debate in violation of rules to which she had agreed.

An aide who rushed on set ostensibly to apply makeup to Sink during a break also shoved a mobile phone with a text message under Sink’s nose, and Sink read the message although she knew it was prohibited.

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Congressional Report Casts Doubt On Constitutionality Of Obamacare’s Individual Mandate – CNS

A report from the Congressional Research Service casts doubt on the two main arguments used by the President to defend the individual insurance mandate that is the central component of Obamacare.

The CRS report examines the arguments both for and against the constitutionality of the individual mandate, which requires every American to purchase government-approved health insurance or else pay a fine.

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Chinese Boy Survives Fall From 20-Story Window – Gawker

A 10-year-old Chinese boy on Monday fell from the window of his family’s 20th floor apartment and miraculously survived by crashing through the rear windshield of a car.

Xinhua News reports a pillow in the backseat cushioned his head. The boy, who the news agency calls “Xiao Xiao,” fell from the apartment window onto the roof and rear windshield of a Citroën car in the Guiyang city.

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