13 Most Ridiculous Predictions Made on Earth Day, 1970
Behold the coming apocalypse, as predicted on and around Earth Day, 1970:
“In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution… by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half.” — Life magazine
“At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.” — Ecologist Kenneth Watt
“Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions…. By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, Read more
By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer
Science, Government and Society:
From cosmology, ecology, biology and chemistry through elementary particle physics, science influences our lives in a myriad of ways. However, in an increasingly special interest driven and politically polarized atmosphere in what claims to be the most advanced technological nation in the world, science and its influence on public policy has more frequently come under fire from many sources.
Rally in Lewes:
Earlier today, approximately 180 people rallied in Canalfront Park in Lewes , Delaware in support of the national March for Science before boarding buses for the main march in Washington, DC.
Mayor Tom Becker, on behalf of the City of Lewes, welcomed the participants. “Here in Lewes, we strive to improve our efforts to maintain respect for the environment. We are indeed very fortunate to have Read more
By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer
The first national March for Science will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Washington, DC and 609 satellite cities throughout the United States. The non-partisan march is designed to call attention to various issues relating to science and its critical role in modern global society , including but not limited to: research funding, climate change, environmental quality, sustainability, science policy, integrity of data and science in the public interest.
The fundamental role of science in relation to politics and government is a key question in an increasingly politically polarized atmosphere, as their respective methodologies and moudus operandi appear to be antithetical i.e.: science as an independent and experimentally-verifiable investigation of physical and natural phenomena vs. partisan political ideology in a bureaucratic/legal regulatory Read more
INSURER FINED $212,505 FOR UNFAIR PRACTICES
Dover, DE (April 19, 2017) – The Delaware Department of Insurance, along with insurance regulators for forty-eight other jurisdictions, have reached a multi-million dollar settlement with Assurant, Inc., regarding the company’s writing of force-placed property insurance, of which Assurant is the nation’s largest writer.
Force-placed property insurance is a type of insurance that allows a financial lender the opportunity to insure its financial interest in a property. Under this insurance, a lender will take out a force-placed insurance policy on a property due to the fact that the property owner’s insurance has either expired or has been determined to be unsatisfactory in coverage.
The settlement, which became effective on March 20, 2017, is the result of a multistate targeted market conduct examination called in 2015 and led Read more
According to FOX News, President Trump during the 2016 campaign, was quoted as saying that he could conceivably share a hamburger with Kim Jung Un and resolve differences.
Given the North Korean leader’s determination to develop strategic nuclear weapons and ICBM’s while ruthlessly killing his relatives, shouldn’t a HOT DOG be more appropriate????
When dining with Syrian President, Bashir al-Assad, it may be useful to remember that “Please pass the Mustard” has a whole new meaning….
U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov met in Moscow today in the Trump Administration's first diplomatic visit to Russia. A meeting had not been planned between Tillerson and Vladimir Putin but circumstances changed and the two met for a discussion lasting two hours.
Tillerson and Lavrov spoke on several issues concerning Global and regional security. Tillerson said during the press conference in Moscow, “clearly the reign of al-Assad is coming to an end. There is no role for al-Assad or the Assad Family in the future of Syria."
Both Tillerson and Lavrov agreed Syria must be stabilized, Korea must be de-nuclearized and work needs to be done toward solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They also agreed for the need of more talks to work out details for substantive solutions to the many issues.
In the first hundred days of Read more
Is Assad stupid? He had finally achieved getting the U.S. to tolerate him which with his Russian ally means victory. After all Assad is better than ISIS. Now he sabotaged himself.
President Trump enforced the Obama red line. I support him. It was measured and contained. It doesn’t commit us to war, which only Congress can do.
The world is on notice. America is willing to enforce humanitarian norms. I wonder what is next.
Ronald Poliquin’s Campaign Announcement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2017
Poliquin files to run for City of Dover 1st District Council Seat
“I will advocate for taxpayers”
Dover, Del. – Ronald G. Poliquin filed with the City of Dover Clerk’s office to run for the city council seat that was vacated after Jim Hosfelt was elected to the Kent County Levy Court. The Special Election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
“My main priority is to stand up for taxpayers.” said Poliquin. “We need to hold the line on taxes, squeeze out government waste, and implement initiatives to create new jobs in Dover.” “I also plan to continue the tradition of outstanding constituent services set by former council members Jim Hosfelt and Beverly Williams.”
As an attorney, Poliquin successfully litigated a groundbreaking Taxpayer Rights lawsuit declaring over $200 Read more
April 7, 2017, Fairfax, Va.--Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising the Senate for confirming soon-to-be-sworn-in Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court:
"This confirmation is a huge victory for President Donald Trump, who kept his promise by appointing a constitutionalist to the bench. Thanks to the steadfast leadership and determination Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the balance of power on the Supreme Court has been preserved with the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, who promises to uphold the text of the Constitution and the rule of law. This proves when the Senate majority is determined to act, they can pull together to respect the will of the people. It is our hope that newly minted Justice Gorsuch lives up to the intellectual legacy of Antonin Scalia who put the rule of law ahead of personal preference."
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