Antiquities Act, eminent domain threaten American families

Some 500 families were relocated 80 years ago when the federal government used the Antiquities Act of 1906 to create Shenandoah National Park. Today, a private company is seeking to use eminent domain (despite having an alternate route) to destroy farmland and displace or negatively impact about 2,700 families. There is a better way.

By |2016-09-18T09:35:27+00:00September 17th, 2016|Environment, General Information, Property|Comments Off on Antiquities Act, eminent domain threaten American families

100 years ago: The Willy — Nicky telegrams

July 28th, 1914, Austria declared war on Serbia one month after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie. The great powers of Europe began to mobilize their armies. Two imperial cousins, Czar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany engaged in a fascinating exchange of telegrams (in English) as their nations teetered on the brink of war.

By |2014-07-28T08:34:58+00:00July 28th, 2014|General Information|2 Comments

The myth of the 97% climate change consensus

By Joseph Bast and Roy Spencer Secretary of State John Kerry, President Obama and others frequently claim that climate change will have “crippling consequences,” and that “Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree that climate change is real, man-made and dangerous.” In reality, the assertion is science fiction. The so-called consensus comes from a handful of surveys and exercises in counting abstracts from scientific papers – all of which have been contradicted by more reliable research. One frequently cited source is Naomi Oreskes (lead photo). She claimed to have examined abstracts of 928 articles and to have found that 75% supported the view that [...]

By |2014-06-04T12:43:41+00:00May 30th, 2014|General Information, Media, News|Comments Off on The myth of the 97% climate change consensus

Time to unmask the IRS’ Halloween goblins

We could help the U.S. Treasury and take burdens off working Americans by removing the tax exemptions for advocacy groups like Greenpeace, the Ruckus Society, PETA, and even the Council on American Islamic Relations (recently renamed The Washington Trust Foundation). Greenpeace is no longer tax exempt in Canada and New Zealand - why should working people subsidize these powerful adversaries?

By |2013-10-02T12:38:15+00:00October 2nd, 2013|General Information|2 Comments

“Sustainable Justice” á la Rio+20

PAUL DRIESSEN & DUGGAN FLANAKIN Presidential candidate Barack Obama promised that his Administration would “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” One clue to what he meant was his comment to now-congressional candidate Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher: “When you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” Not necessarily – especially when activists, regulators, politicians and ruling elites do all they can to ensure there is less and less wealth to spread around. Just this week, the Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives released a new report to the United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit on Sustainable Development. The executive [...]

By |2012-06-18T14:49:56+00:00June 18th, 2012|CFACT TV, General Information|Comments Off on “Sustainable Justice” á la Rio+20

Sustainability = Pick Your Favorite Leftist Cause

Mission Rio - Day 5 As the first full day of the 2012 ICLEI “World Congress” kicked off, my goal was to listen and learn. In any war, intel on the enemy’s strategies is crucial to success. So with dozens of workshops filled with panels of the world’s foremost “sustainable living” experts there was no better way to truly get the inside scoop on the who, what, when, where, and why of this “crisis.” After all, ICLEI is the organization that literally started the sustainability movement and has implemented sustainability measures in over 1,200 cities in the world. I am here [...]

By |2012-06-18T12:47:54+00:00June 18th, 2012|CFACT TV, General Information, Rio+20 Blog|Comments Off on Sustainability = Pick Your Favorite Leftist Cause

Can COP17 technocrats rescue the warming scam?

The mood at this year's UN climate conference is subdued. Perhaps fearful. In CFACT's talks with the representatives of government, business, even the more radical NGOs, we've yet to find anyone confident that a successor treaty to the Kyoto Protocol will emerge in Durban. The usual sideshow has been assembled. You can find rows of displays making their standard pleas for your tax dollars. Wind farms, solar, mass redistribution in the name of “climate justice,” and all the usual scare tactics have assembled. Oxfam actually sat at a conference table they had carried into the waves of the Indian Ocean. But [...]

By |2012-09-19T17:21:14+00:00December 2nd, 2011|CFACT TV, General Information, Press Releases|Comments Off on Can COP17 technocrats rescue the warming scam?

It. Isn’t. Happening.

By Lord Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Mainstream science, politics, bureaucracy, academe, banking, business, media – all were of one mind. The West, so the playbook ran, must be shut down at once to Save The Planet from “global warming”, er, “climate change”, um, “climate disruption”, no, “extreme-weather events”, ah, that is, “energy-security challenges”. Shale gas? That would solve everything. Hundreds of years’ global supply. No more peak oil. Low carbon footprint. Ban it quick. I find myself with CFACT in Durban among the creatures of “consensus” for the annual UN climate gabfest. Yet the party line was wrong. At a recent [...]

By |2012-09-22T17:28:32+00:00December 2nd, 2011|CFACT TV, General Information, Press Releases|Comments Off on It. Isn’t. Happening.

Fred Singer presents the NIPCC Report

Prof. Fred Singer presents the Report "Nature, not Human Activity, Rules the Climate" by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change'(NIPCC) at CFACT's International Climate Eco-Summit (I.C.E.) at the Center for Political Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark. December 11, 2009. The whole talk lasts for 45 minutes

By |2012-10-19T17:52:34+00:00January 7th, 2010|CFACT TV, General Information|Comments Off on Fred Singer presents the NIPCC Report

Reds Turn Green in Copenhagen

Save the Planet, Scrap Capitalism! -Reds Turn Green in Copenhagen CFACT exclusive, shocking video and interviews of prominent socialist and communist participation in "People's Rally" for climate action at Copenhagen Summit Exclusive video taken by CFACT shows masses of communists and socialists rallying in Copenhagen during the UN climate summit demanding that the world abandon capitalism and embrace socialism to stop global warming. “It was truly shocking to arrive at a climate action rally in Copenhagen and literally see a sea of red flags and banners with hammers and sickles,” says CFACT President David Rothbard. “I don’t believe most environmentalists are [...]

By |2009-12-14T07:45:39+00:00December 14th, 2009|CFACT TV, General Information|Comments Off on Reds Turn Green in Copenhagen

Manuel de Araujo

Manuel de Araujois a Mozambican politician for the constituency of central Zambezia. He was educated in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and in the UK at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He is currently studying for a PhD at the University of East Anglia. Manuel de Araujo worked for Amnesty International at its headquarters in London as Campaigner for the Portuguese and Spanish African Speaking countries and then as The Campaign Coordinator for the Southern African Development Community Human Rights and Policing Project. Manuel de Araujo is currently the Deputy Chair of the International Affairs Committee in the Mozambican Parliament and also [...]

By |2009-11-26T10:30:55+00:00November 26th, 2009|CFACT TV, General Information|Comments Off on Manuel de Araujo

Senator Steve Fielding

Senator Fielding is a member of the Australian Senate, elected from the state of Victoria. He is the Federal Parliamentary Leader of the Family First Party in Australia. Senator Fielding knows a lot about families – he grew up in a family of 16 children and is a proud family man himself. He has been married to Susan for 24 years and they have three children: James, 20, Campbell, 18 and Gabrielle, 15. Steve and Sue live in Wantirna South, an outer suburb of Melbourne. Steve, who is 48, was born in Reservoir in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. As a [...]

By |2009-11-26T09:34:58+00:00November 26th, 2009|CFACT TV, General Information|Comments Off on Senator Steve Fielding
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