Sit back and pop some popcorn, folks. This is getting interesting.
First, to catch the reader up:
We posted yesterday about OMSI’s lame explanation for canceling the AMS Climate Presentation.
Late yesterday, AMS issued a press release:
Oregon AMS Response to OMSI Meeting Cancellation Press Release
“The Oregon Chapter of the Americ [...]
Earlier today, OMSI released a rather … ah … tepid statement defending their actions in calling off the AMS Climate event:
On October 22, the Oregon chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) asked OMSI if they could hold their November 29 meeting at OMSI, after hours, at no charge. AMS has been a longtime community par [...]
I am one of the presenters that was scheduled to speak on climate at this AMS meeting. I’m honestly wondering if you can appreciate the fact that what you have done would be viewed by most reasonable people as an act of ultimate rudeness, unprovoked hostility and an outrageous slap in the face to scientific professionals such as myself [...]
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In a long and thoughtful, yet strategic email to members and others, Yoram Bauman of Carbon Washington lays out the justification and strategy for a carbon tax initiative to the 2016 legislature. Fairly self explanatory, the email discusses a plan to place a tax on Washington citizens. The intention seems to give the legislature a […] The post Carbon Washing
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1) Tens of thousands of people have come out to protest in Mexico City in response to the 43 missing (most likely massacred) students. Today President Nieto condemned the protests after they took a violent turn which involve setting fire to the door of the presidential palace. 2) Today the U.S. has blacklisted 2 Houthi […]
1) Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili has dismissed Defense Minister Irakli Alasania today. There are rumors of multiple other national level resignations in protest. The announcement follows multiple arrests in the Defense Ministry related to negligence. 2) After a popular coup, backed by the military in Burkina Faso, transitional leader Lieuten
Palestinian terror attacks and West Bank leaders’ perceived support for violence are drawing new calls for cutting U.S. aid to the Palestinians, and groups that have traditionally supported financial assistance may not intervene to stop the cuts.
According to Air Force documents obtained by Judicial Watch, the flight cost for President Obama’s Labor Day 2014 weekend trips for fundraising, personal business, and politicking came to a total of $1,539,402.10 in taxpayer-paid transportation expenses.
A new report says that the Obama administration mixed in dental plan enrollments with other health plan enrollments without notifying the public. The numbers the administration touted included several hundred thousand of these dental plans.
A new report from two pro-transit groups, the Frontier Group and the Transit Center, argues that allowing employers to deduct parking costs from their income when calculating their profits (and, thereby, their taxes) represents a $7 billion subsidy to driving. This subsidy, the report claims, adds significantly to highway congestion. Baloney. First of all, j
The county board for Arlington County, Virginia, has voted four-to-one to cancel all planning for a proposed $358 million, 7.7-mile streetcar line along Columbia Pike. This should also effectively shut down planning for a Crystal City streetcar that was projected to cost $227 million. The decision came on the heels of board member John Vilstadt’s […]
A new poll finds that nearly two out of three auto owners think self-driving cars are a dangerous idea. Slate writer Lee Gomes argues that self-driving cars may never happen. Both are wrong. The pollsters don’t argue that self-driving cars actually are dangerous; only that “automakers will have to work to win over car shoppers […]