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
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
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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<p>Saturday, Feb. 25th Noon to 3 p. m. at Christian Life Center 614 S. DuPont Hwy. Dover, DE is the annual chili cookoff for charity sponsored by Councilman David Anderson. Please share this, show up or send a donation. Please help our community outreach.
<p>We need to raise money to pay for food on Saturday academy. These kids are giving up 5 hours on a Saturday to learn to be better people, math, science and more. Let's show these children that the community is behind them. Let's show them that your destiny is not determined by your family income but by your determination to achieve it. For more information about the organization http://www.mlkjrecc.org/
Governor Carney pledges not stone will be left unturned in quest to prevent reoccurance.
Protestors supporting the prisoners and counter protestors
The Fallen Officer
Bipartisan Praise For The “Impossible To Oppose” Judge Neil Gorsuch
“Sterling Legal And Academic Credentials” … “A Brilliant Legal Mind” … “Very Ethical” … “An Exceptional Jurist”
Above The Law’s David Lat On Judge Gorsuch: “Stellar Credentials…” “In my view, the choice between Judge Gorsuch and Judge Hardiman comes down to how Establishment and elitist the president wants to be. Both judges have stellar credentials, but Judge Gorsuch’s shine just a little more brightly.” (David Lat, “Supreme Court Update: And Then There Were Four,” Above The Law, 1/24/17)
Lat: “He’s Brilliant, Conservative And Impossible To Oppose.” (Mark K. Matthews And Kirk Mitchell, “What You Need To Know About Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s Rumored Top Pick For The Supreme Court,” Denver Post, 1/30/17)
SCOTUSBlog’s Eric Citron: “[Gorsuch’s] Read more
Yates was fired according to Steve Miller, senior counsel to the President because of her betrayal of her constitutional duty.
The people who are calling the travel pause from 7 nations a Muslim ban are insulting Muslims. It is a pause to retool our screening to ban extremists and protect the majority. Is it good or bad? We shall see in 90 days.
Everyone needs to take a breath. Turn off fake news CNN and read the actual orders. I have never seen a network be so irresponsible.
Could President Trump's eventual policy be terrible? Yes. It could also be terrific or anywhere in between. There is nothing evil about 90 days to design new policies. Let's see the new policies.
I know that the previous administration had been disgraceful. It recognized that Christians in Syria and Iraq were subjected to genocide and did nothing to allow them in. Why protest the guy doing the right thing? They are so misinformed, it is heartbreaking.
The way to stop the disinformation is with real love. To protect Christians, you Read more
City staff brought a proposal to sign the Walk21 International Walking Charter. It is an effort to use local government to pressure people out of their cars by designing a city to be inhospitable to them. It is from the same fountain as Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030. Considering the fact Dover's Comprehensive Plan is due for revision in the upcoming year, this is worth noting
Are you skeptical? Well hold on to your car keys! Here are some gems from the International Walking Charter. This proposal seeks the following:
Put people on foot at the heart of urban planning
. Give slow transport modes such as
walking and cycling priority over fast modes, and local traffic precedence over long -
Improve land-use and spatial planning, ensuring that new housing, shops, business
parks and public transport stops are located and designed so that people can reach
them Read more
It looks like no Pennsylvania recount. Jill Stein missed the deadline for a Pennsylvania recount. Unless some court rules that a candidate with no chance of winning and who has no evidence that the vote was wrong, has standing to set aside the law. Frankly, the election is so far from being close enough in PA that a recount is one in a million to be optimistic. Wisconsin is not much different and Michigan is not one in a 100,000. No one believes that. The odds of turning all of them has to be 10 billion to 1. Hillary Clinton's campaign joining the effort borders on delusion. They admit that they investigated and found no evidence of a problem. If Stein wanted Clinton to win, she would not have run. Johnson took more votes from Trump than she did from Clinton. The Conservative/Libertarian vote would have been divided, Clinton may have gotten just enough votes to win as a minority President. Read more
President-elect Donald J. Trump has stirred concern on the far left with some of his choices for staff and cabinet officials. They show that he understands that personnel is policy (Morton Blackwell quote). Sessions will enforce laws not write them. He will ensure conservative jurists are appointed to the federal judiciary. Currently, at least 80 vacancies exist.
Governor Niki Haley shows that he is willing to look outside of the foreign policy establishment. She is obviously accomplished, more than most UN Ambassadors, and has experience dealing with foreign interests. As governor, she worked to successfully bring and protect jobs into South Carolina. Many of those were with large foreign companies. The interesting move could make Haley a contender for a 2020 ticket or beyond. The popular governor will now have strong foreign policy credentials, assuming that she does not crash Read more
After 42 years of political writing for the News Journal then her own Delaware Grapevine which was picked up in Delaware Today and the Community Newspaper network, Celia Cohen recently announced that she had enough. 42 years of political writing is enough, she posted, Cohen out. Cohen was also the author of the book on Delaware Politics in 2002,Only in Delaware: Politics and Politicians in the First State
Cohen was a fixture at events the regular media used to cover but started to ignore. This allowed her to make contacts and bring both unique insight and inside information to the informed public. If there were a rumor that kept bubbling up that I wanted to know definitively, sometimes, I would just call Ms. Cohen who would know if it were true or false. She had a Rolodex and was not afraid to use it to bring insight to the behind the scenes world of the Delaware Way.
Some criticized Read more
There is a lot of pressure for the Trump administration to dump its promises that offend the Washington establishment on trade, immigration, life, and a new approach to national security. If personnel is policy (Morton Blackwell), then the early appointments show that he is going full steam ahead. Watch out sanctuary cities.
If he appoints Dr. Michelle Rhee to Education and Mr. Robert Woodson to HUD, that would also signal that he intends to remake the political map for the long term. Trump is the second urban President of our lifetimes, but the first, President Obama, did nothing for the cities. Trump has a chance to truly make America Great from the cities to the countryside. He seems like he desires to take it. He is being bold and that is to his credit.
There is a movement by some to skip over conservative and proven candidate John Marino. Rumor has it that some want to push a pro-common core, pro-tax increase and anti-parental opt out candidate. Considering that turnout is what wins special elections, that is hard to understand.
In a longer, regular election, Michelle Walls would be a saleable candidate because of her other many strengths. It would be a harder sell to Republicans and Independents in a special election against a popular and well known Democrat. We see no reason to revisit yesterday’s endorsement.
He is a true conservative, has name recognition, did the hard work against an incumbent and should be the candidate for the 10th district special election. Everyone has a right to make their case to the party. No candidate is perfect. The fact is that Marino came within 300 votes of defeating a popular sitting senator. He knows the district and it likes him. He has the signs and volunteer infrastructure. In Delaware, many people run a few times before they win. Karen Peterson and Bill Roth, Mike Ramone, Nancy Wagner, Donna Stone and David Anderson all come to mind. The idea is for a candidate to take on a tough race, build and win. That is the way to win these tough races. You don't have a candidate take on the tough race then dump them and start fresh. It defeats everything that you just accomplished if you discovered a strong candidate.
Democrats were so scared of Marino, Read more
Craigslist has ads offering up to $18 an hour to protest Donald Trump. I considered posting a link but it would probably disappear then be reposted as seems to be the standard operating procedure. They are so easy to find that anyone wanting to see them can. Why pay to protest and disrupt? At least some of these have been traced to George Soros front organizations. What is the purpose of trying to undermine and divide America in this way with astroturf protest? Is it because they are trying to spark more real protests and keep the left angry and afraid?
Trump is the first Republican from a major city. He is proposing an Urban agenda that would put the party on offense and offer a chance to break the next blue wall, the lock on many cities. No wonder they want to hinder and distract. They would rather lives remain broken than Trump take away their power base. Of course, they Read more
Joy and fear seem to be the two emotional poles that a President Donald Trump seems to evoke. May I say that the fear is overblown. The Democratic party has spent the last few months painting Trump to be a monster, KKK, sexual assaulter, and general bigot who is going to blow up the world. Some people actually believed it. He has to reassure them. He doesn't have to win them over right now, just show that he won't kill people, restore segregation, shutdown every mosque in America or round up people who look Hispanic. The 60 minutes interview Sunday was a good continuation of the tone he set with his victory speech and meeting with President Obama.
Back when I was young, I was concerned about Reagan then in a month, he showed me that all of the media hype was wrong. Within two months, I was on board the Reagan train and never got off. He represented my values. I see a crack in Read more
Democrats did what they expected statewide. They went 4 for 4. The numbers were not as high as the highwater marks of 2008 but they still got the job done. 53% voted for Clinton. That proved to be the statewide floor not the ceiling. As expected, John Carney was the top vote getter. There are cracks in the state blue wall.
The biggest upset of the night was President Pro Tem Patricia Blevins to rising conservative star Anthony Delcollo in the 7th Senate district. The District is 49% Democratic to only 23% Republican, but the Delcollo team pulled off a narrow upset. The campaign was run as close to a perfect campaign as can be imagined. Delcollo had a statewide presence. He ran a tireless campaign that now puts the GOP within one seat of its first majority in the state senate since 1972. Bethany Hall-Long's election to Lt. Governor will force it to be a 10 to 10 tie in 67 days. Read more
Here is a link to the FBI letter which says new information found in an unrelated case has led to a reopening of the email probe.
Polls showed a 3 point race before today’s join body blows to the Clinton campaign. The Wikileaks pay to play and the FBI probe are indeed two devastating October surprises when combined with the Video showing the incitement to violence at Trump rallies.