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 [...]
Let's re-conceive the federal government's role in providing a safety net for the poor. I'd start a pilot program, which I'd call the Opportunity Grant. It would consolidate up to 11 federal programs into one stream of funding to participating states. The idea would be to let states try different ways of providing aid and then to test the
Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says a new enrollment period may be needed next month to help consumers whose health insurance applications have gotten stuck online at the Washington Health Benefit Exchange.
Unions should not consider efforts to address climate change as a threat to their jobs. Instead, they should recognize the dire necessity for solutions and have a seat at the table to shape policies in ways that protect existing jobs and create new ones in emerging clean-energy industries. That was a recurring theme in Tuesday's opening session of the 2
Tragic downing of Flight MH17 – Dutch have been angry about it – the bodies, the time it has taken. An investigation is on-going. The current facts are disputed by Moscow and the West, much blame from Americans. In the Ukraine conflict there continues to be planes shot down and a move towards Donetsk. Pressures […]
1) The trial of Venezuelan opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez, began today. Protests in Venezuela earlier this year left 43 dead and 900 wounded. More than 80 people are still under arrest. No serious agreement between the government and the opposition has ever happened despite the 3 months of intense protests. 2) The numbers […]
1) The Prime Minister of Peru, Rene Cornejo, has stepped down from his position after a political scandal involving one his advisers trying to discredit an opponent with public funds. The President of Peru replaced him with Ana Jara, the labor and employment promotion minister. 2) A suicide bombing last night in a Shiite neighborhood […]
ASPEN, Colo.—DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson confirmed Thursday that the Obama administration in January anticipated a surge of some 60,000 illegal children crossing the Southwest Border. So far, only two cases among the flood of illegal immigrants this year raised concerns that terrorists were entering the United States, Johnson said during remarks to a security
Congress is moving to officially designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and impose sanctions on any person who provides the group and its affiliates with “material support,” according to a copy of the legislation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014—sponsored by R
Rail advocates often call the Antiplanner “anti-transit,” probably because it is easier to call people names than to answer rational arguments. I’ve always responded that I’m just against wasteful transit. But looking at the finances and ridership of transit systems around the country, it’s hard not to conclude that all government transit is wasteful transit
Remember the Twin Cities light-rail line that was supposed to average 17 mph but, after testing, was scheduled for just 13-3/4 mph? It turns out that, in actual operation, it averages less than 12.5 mph. That means it takes 53 minutes to go from downtown Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul, 36 percent longer than the […]
An article in the Financial Times points out that about $10 trillion worth of wealth in the United States is phony, created by restrictive land-use laws that have pushed up the price of housing. Unfortunately, the article is behind a paywall, so most people won’t see it, but the author, Robin Harding, makes several good […]