Pirate's Cove http://www.thepiratescove.us If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all Sat, 28 Nov 2015 18:00:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.8 Happy Thanksgiving! (sticky post for the day) http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/26/happy-thanksgiving-sticky-post-for-the-day/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/26/happy-thanksgiving-sticky-post-for-the-day/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:14:10 +0000 pop the great blog folks political persuasions the great folks time today remind family and friends link and visit my wishes the importance http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41492

My best wishes go out to all the great folks of all political persuasions who pop in, along with all the great blog folks I link and visit. May your time today remind you of the importance of family and friends above all else.

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If All You See… http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/28/if-all-you-see-1684/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/28/if-all-you-see-1684/#comments Sat, 28 Nov 2015 18:00:20 +0000 is an evil fossil fuels gas pump allowing people the 10 funniest jokes long planet killing trips visit relatives capitalism freedom a warmist the blog a post the day http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41518 …is an evil fossil fuels gas pump allowing people to make long, planet killing trips to visit relatives, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Capitalism is Freedom, with a post on the 10 funniest jokes of all time.

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People Who Live Big Carbon Lives Call For Reduction In Other People’s Lives http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/28/people-who-live-big-carbon-lives-call-for-reduction-in-other-peoples-lives/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/28/people-who-live-big-carbon-lives-call-for-reduction-in-other-peoples-lives/#comments Sat, 28 Nov 2015 17:04:00 +0000 and writers ian mcewan and philip pullman the creative industry’s letter staves dangerous global warming the letter to the french foreign minister and the musicians damon albarn and guy garvey including actors steve coogan and emma thompson the artists and musicians jetting greenhouse gas emissions driving irreversible climate change “in short artists novelists and leading figures overwhelming the planet’s life support systems ” interesting http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41507 I don’t know what we’d do without all the artists and musicians jetting around the world and using vast amounts of energy

(UK Guardian  ) Björk, David Bowie and a host of musicians, actors, artists, novelists and leading figures in the creative industries have called on negotiators at next week’s climate summit in Paris to reach a deal that staves off dangerous global warming.

The letter to the French foreign minister and the UN climate chief in charge of the talks is signed by a selection of A-listers from the British cultural scene, including actors Steve Coogan and Emma Thompson, musicians Damon Albarn and Guy Garvey, and writers Ian McEwan and Philip Pullman.

The creative industry’s letter to Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister who will be president of the talks, reads: “We are deeply concerned that our global economic and industrial systems are accelerating rates of extinction, desertification and soil depletion, degrading ecosystems, acidifying and littering our rivers and oceans, and resulting in a relentless rise in greenhouse gas emissions driving irreversible climate change.

“In short, we are overwhelming the planet’s life support systems.”

Interesting. They do realize that their lives and the way they make their money is, according to their talking points, evil, right? That they are exactly the people they are complaining about?

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Study Says Stopping Hotcoldwetdry Will Be Nearly Impossible Unless We Mostly Give Up Eating Meat http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/28/study-says-stopping-hotcoldwetdry-will-be-nearly-impossible-unless-we-mostly-give-up-eating-meat/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/28/study-says-stopping-hotcoldwetdry-will-be-nearly-impossible-unless-we-mostly-give-up-eating-meat/#comments Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:19:25 +0000 people the program you’re wasting precious natural resources and releasing love meat and dairy and written goji berry eating meat cheeseburgers and steaks chief happiness officer one green planet … the chatham house study study chatham house http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41516 Some say that it will be impossible to stop ‘climate change’ unless we have a big worldwide carbon tax. Others say we can’t stop it without a $100 billion slush fund to give to 3rd world sh*tholes, er, developing nations. Then there’s this one, written by Goji Berry, Chief Happiness Officer.

(One Green Planet)Although I love hoomans, the fact is that they’re not the most subtle creatures on the planet. They take up more space than anybody else and they dictate what the rest of us do. It seems like everything people do has a massive impact on the planet – I mean, there are billions and billions of them and they all mostly like and do the same things … so it kind of figures that all that adds up. One of the HUGEST things that all people do that impacts the planets, though, is their eating habits.

Sure, I get having a nice snack every now and then … but humans LOVE their cheeseburgers, and steaks, and bacon. And all of that love for meat and dairy and other animal products equates to a massive strain on the environment. According to the smart people at the FAO, animal agriculture is responsible for 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gases – that’s more than all the emissions for cars, trains, and airplanes.

If you haven’t figured it out, Goji is a dog, hence the strange writing. Not complaining, it is interesting.

A new study from Chatham House, an international think-tank of smarties, came out pointing to the fact that the only way we can hope to curb climate change is to stop eating so much meat. Given the fact that meat production uses over 70 percent of the world’s water resources, around half of the planet’s land is dedicated to either growing animal food or grazing the animals themselves …

The Chatham House study went so far as to assert that if we don’t all make a concerted effort to but down on our meat consumption that it will be impossible to slow the progress of climate change. Seriously people, get with the program. You’re wasting precious natural resources and releasing more harmful chemicals into the environment than ever before … but still one in eight people go hungry.

Well, there you go, Warmists. You have your marching orders. Stop eating meat. Because if you don’t, the planet is doomed! Show us the way.

This is exactly the kind of nutty, over-the-top, bat guano crazy pronouncement from the Cult of Climastrology that makes the tepid believers in anthropogenic climate change tune out.

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“Planned Parenthood Shooter Finally Convinces Leftists that Beliefs Matter” http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/28/planned-parenthood-shooter-finally-convinces-leftists-that-beliefs-matter/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/28/planned-parenthood-shooter-finally-convinces-leftists-that-beliefs-matter/#comments Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:04:37 +0000 planned parenthood rocky mountains ceo vicki cowart kind planned parenthood and screaming allahu akbar planned parenthood the planned parenthood progresses learning the extremist views attack the statement read “we share the concerns don’t the guy read redstate http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41513 That is the headline featured at Red State, as written by Leon H. Wolf. He writes

As of the time I sat down to write this article, we know absolutely nothing about the shooter at the Planned Parenthood in Colorado. Much of what we learn in the next 24 hours will be a mixture of falsehood and half-truths, if the normal news cycle is any indication. And yet, already we have multiple emails blaming RedState (and blogs like RedState) for the very existence of this guy. Here are a couple:

And he highlights a few. He goes on

Welp. We never on this site have ever advocated violence of any kind against Planned Parenthood or anyone else, and at this point we don’t know that the guy read RedState or any other conservative publications.

But I tell you what, I find this kind of thinking from liberals refreshing. See, for months, we have been trying to say that the terrorists who go around chopping people’s heads off and screaming Allahu Akbar, or blowing up planes full of civilians in Egypt in the name of Islam, or who shoot hundreds of civilians in Paris in order to strike a blow for Allah in the name of Islam ought to be taken seriously.

We have said repeatedly, “Shouldn’t the fact that these people all claim to be acting in the name of Islam cause us all to ask some pointed questions of Muslims about the extent to which they are fostering this behavior?”

To Leftists, never. They cannot conceive of the notion that all this terrorism and extremist behavior from Muslims could have anything to do with Islam, even when the Islamists tell us that it has everything to do with what is written in the Koran. Those few who can conceive the notion won’t admit to it verbally or in writing. It is a Disapproved Concept, utterly verboten within Leftism.

Leon goes on to note “we ought to cast a good, long hard look at the preachers of that ideology to determine whether they bear some responsibility for the violent acts of their extremists”, and that Red State can withstand the scrutiny, and wonders if Liberals have confidence that Islam can withstand that same scrutiny.

Twitchy has all sorts of tweets which blamestorm White Christians. And all Conservatives. The NRA is being blamed. Republicans as a whole are being blamed. At Think Progress we see

In a statement provided to ThinkProgress on Friday evening, Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains CEO Vicki Cowart said it wasn’t yet clear whether the women’s health organization was the target of the attack. Cowart did, however, say that anti-abortion “extremists” have created a “poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism in this country.”

“We don’t yet know the full circumstances and motives behind this criminal action, and we don’t yet know if Planned Parenthood was in fact the target of this attack,” the statement read. “We share the concerns of many Americans that extremists are creating a poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism in this country. We will never back away from providing care in a safe, supportive environment that millions of people rely on and trust.”

So, what we’ve learned is that Leftists will blame every single pro-life supporter for the actions of a person for which we have no information on their political beliefs or any beliefs. Being pro-life is apparently “poisonous”. Yet, when we have lots and lots of violence in the name of Allah and Mohammad, we’re told this has nothing to do with Islam in the least. Allahu Akbar? It means “God is the greatest”. It is consistently screamed by terrorists who practice Islam. Does this mean that all Muslims are extremists? No. Not in the least. But, there is a big problem within the so-called Religion of Peace.

We’re told that only 10% are radicals. Other polls show just 7%. Some want to claim just 1%, at least of those Muslims living in Europe. Do the math. There are roughly 1.6 billion Muslims. What were 19 Muslims able to do on 9/11? The radicalization is something that progresses, though, with more learning the extremist views, who then teach their kids and others.

If every single Christian, white person, pro-choice believer, Conservative, Tea Party, Republican can be blamed for the actions of one person or small group, despite having nothing to do with the more extremist views, why can’t we blame a small part of Islam for the actions of their extremists?

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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Obama Seems Upset That Someone Dared Jump His Fence Illegally http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/27/obama-seems-upset-that-someone-dared-jump-his-fence-illegally/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/27/obama-seems-upset-that-someone-dared-jump-his-fence-illegally/#comments Fri, 27 Nov 2015 23:59:54 +0000 inside celebrating thanksgiving joseph caputo caputo immediately arrested the white house a man jumped the white house fence the white house lawn snip briefly lockdown snip shoulders raised a binder a fence and arrest people jumping the fence http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41511 Good thing there were lots of people armed with firearms to stop him

(NY Post) A man jumped the White House fence on Thursday afternoon while the first family was inside celebrating Thanksgiving.

Joseph Caputo, who was wearing an American flag around his shoulders, raised a binder in the air as he stood triumphantly on the White House lawn. (snip)

Caputo was immediately arrested. The White House was briefly placed on lockdown. (snip)

The Secret Service said criminal charges were pending.

Hey, the guy was just trying for a better life, he wanted someone to listen. Perhaps Mr. Obama and his liberal supporters could explain why it’s A-OK for Obama to live behind a fence and arrest people for jumping the fence, when Obama and his liberal supporters have no problem with people coming across US borders illegally. Furthermore, why does Obama think it is OK for him to have tons of armed security, yet wants to deny law abiding citizens the same protection.

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If All You See… http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/27/if-all-you-see-1683/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/27/if-all-you-see-1683/#comments Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:00:19 +0000 releasing carbon pollution victory girls blog a warmist the blog is a horrible a post the day http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41505 …is a horrible fire releasing carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Victory Girls Blog, with a post on what feminists want to shelve.

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Surprise: Iran Dean Not Binding And They Didn’t Sign It http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/27/surprise-iran-dean-not-binding-and-they-didnt-sign-it/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/27/surprise-iran-dean-not-binding-and-they-didnt-sign-it/#comments Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:59:51 +0000 super duper awesome and a legacy booster an unsigned deal july bear the signature of iranian president hassan rouhani so controversial nuclear arms agreement with iran was binding commitments kansas congressman mike pompeo legally binding the obama administration has disclosed inquire the agreement http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41509 Have you heard this one yet?

(Daily Mail) The Obama administration has disclosed to Congress that this summer’s controversial nuclear arms agreement with Iran was never signed and is not legally binding, according to a new report this week.

The State Department made the disclosures in a letter to Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo, a Republican, who had written the department to inquire why the agreement as submitted to Congress in July did not bear the signature of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

So much for this being super duper awesome and a legacy booster. An unsigned deal is worthless. Iran already broke the terms several times when we thought it was binding. What will they do with just “commitments”?

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CNN: Say, Will Journalists Be Writing Earth’s Obituary Due To ‘Climate Change’? http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/27/cnn-say-will-journalists-be-writing-earths-obituary-due-to-climate-change/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/27/cnn-say-will-journalists-be-writing-earths-obituary-due-to-climate-change/#comments Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:54:15 +0000 chapter obituary when national geographic smaller antarctica nasa grudgingly notes humankind write the obituary earth writer susan goldberg the west antarctic ice sheet climastrology the mouthpieces and disseminators laundry cold water the paris climate change meetings coming http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41503 The news media have already been heavily complicit in the Cult of Climastrology by being the mouthpieces and disseminators of the junk science, most often refusing to broadcast any opposing views

Will we write Earth’s next chapter or its obituary?

When National Geographic first sent some of the world’s best photographers and mapmakers on assignment more than 125 years ago, we didn’t set to capture the “before” photos for an imperiled planet. But that’s exactly what happened.

Over the decades, from the Matterhorn to the Great Barrier Reef to the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, these intrepid explorers became the visual record-keepers of climate change.

Today, that record is alarmingly clear. Since the late 19th century, Earth’s average temperature has increased 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit, melting glaciers and raising sea levels.

1.5F in over 160 years is less than scary, and well in line with every other Holocene warm period, if not smaller. Antarctica? NASA grudgingly notes that it has been getting cooler. West Antarctica? Most likely due to vulcanism.

The question we face as journalists who chronicle the state of the planet is stark: Will we write a new chapter in the progress of humankind? Or will we write the obituary of Earth?

Writer Susan Goldberg is super thrilled by the Paris climate change meetings coming up shortly. Unfortunately for her and her fellow apocalyptic journalists, the plans would do virtually nothing to stop the massive warming they say is coming. Of course, in reality, it’s not coming.

Take personal consumption. It’s easy to assume that one person can’t affect our warming world, and that’s part of what makes climate change such a daunting issue to tackle. But one person can make a difference.

Leaving your car at home twice a week can cut 2 tons of carbon emissions annually. If the average American family did laundry with cold water, that could save 1,600 pounds of CO2 a year. As for all the phone chargers and other electronics that we plug in and don’t use? Those consume theequivalent of a dozen power plants, meaning that simply switching on and off a power strip could save your household up to $200 a year while also helping to save the planet. It just goes to show that when it comes to climate change, there’s no such thing as chump change.

Surprisingly, Ms. Goldberg forgets to tell us that she has done this same thing. Nor does she recommend that CNN reduce it’s own massive international carbon footprint. Weird, eh? It’s easy to preach about Doing Something, but, again, Warmists refuse to walk the talk.

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Washington Post Chides America To Be Like Canada On Syrian Refugees http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/27/washington-post-chides-america-to-be-like-canada-on-syrian-refugees/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/11/27/washington-post-chides-america-to-be-like-canada-on-syrian-refugees/#comments Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:14:06 +0000 things canada syrian refugees when the photo appeared sept  2 syrian refugees the president wisely defended the plan properly vet syrian refugees immigrants and refugees properly screened ricocheting the united states michigan gov  rick snyder long welcomed refugees and immigrants a timeline published september accepting syrian refugees thousands syrian refugees http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=41501 The Washington Post Editorial Board has gone all in on protecting Obama when it comes to his plan to let in tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, but, does forget a few things

Canada gets it right on Syrian refugees

WHEN THE photo appeared Sept. 2 of Alan Kurdi, a lifeless 3-year-old boy facedown on a beach, the plight of refugees from Syria’s civil war shocked the world. In Canada’s election campaign, rivals responded with pledges to accelerate their resettlement. The election winner, Justin Trudeau of the Liberal Party, outlined the most ambitious agenda, to bring 25,000 refugees to Canada by year’s end. Mr. Trudeau has extended the deadline eight weeks out of prudence over the logistical challenges. It is a small adjustment to a generous response that serves as a rebuke to the senseless xenophobia heard lately in the United States, and that should serve as a model.

Huh. Xenophobia. The Post forgets to mention that multiple polls show Canadians are against the plan. One is 51% against, another 60% against.

Canada has long welcomed refugees and immigrants. A timeline published by the government shows an amazing parade of beneficiaries: waves of Poles, Italians, Jews and Ukrainians in the first half of the last century; a quarter-million displaced persons from Europe fleeing Nazis and Communists in World War II; 37,000 Hungarians in 1956; 11,000 from Czechoslovakia in 1968 and 1969, fleeing the Soviet and Warsaw Pact invasion; 60,000 boat people from Vietnam; and Kosovars, Bhutanese and others in more recent years. On top of this, the country is a crazy quilt of immigrant communities that are diverse, vibrant and a source of national strength.

This is meant to say how mean America is, conveniently ignoring the massive amounts of the same, and others, America has taken in. They also forget to mention the assimilation issues surrounding the most recent immigrants, such as the Somalis, who are committing violence and joining gangs. And that these “Syrians” do not speak the language, and will not hold even close to the same values.

Contrast this alacrity with the cold-shouldered hostility that has been ricocheting around the United States. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican who had described himself as the most pro-immigration governor in the country — and in September said of accepting Syrian refugees, “Isn’t that part of a being a good Michigander?” — slammed on the brakes after the Paris terrorist attacks. He announced he was suspending the state’s effort to bring refugees from the Middle East to Michigan, where there is a large Arab American population. On Nov. 20, 27 Republican governors (although not Mr. Snyder) wrote to President Obama asking him to suspend resettlement of Syrian refugees. The president wisely defended the plan to bring them to the United States, pledging that the country will take 10,000 next year. It is a start — but more could be done.

I told you this was about slamming America, and, in particular, Republicans. Interestingly, the WPEB forgets something else

Single unaccompanied men will be excluded from the government resettlement program for now. However, government officials say those individuals can still apply to come to Canada through private sponsorship programs or could possibly be resettled through a government-sponsored program later in 2016.

Those single young fighting age men make up the largest portion of these “refugees” streaming into Europe. Of course, the danger is that many of these women and elder men may hold radicalized Islamic views, and will teach that to the children.

When people flee war and upheaval, they reach North American shores with immense gratitude and eagerness to succeed in their new home. Properly screened, very few ever pose a security problem. Canada is showing the way, with compassion and sound judgment. The United States could use more of both.

We can use more people who refuse to assimilate, do not speak the language, hold values very, very different from Americans and all the previous waves of immigrants and refugees? Properly screened? As Charles Krauthammer notes in a dueling opinion piece (which slams Obama for creating the refugee problem by his inaction)

Obama’s own officials have admitted that the absence of thorough data makes it nearly impossible to properly vet Syrian refugees. In response, many Republicans (and some Democrats) called for a pause in admitting Syrians until alternate vetting procedures are developed. In my view, it would have been better to differentiate among the refugees: Admit women, children and the elderly under the current procedures, while subjecting young men of fighting age to a new regime of far stricter scrutiny.

Yes, if they were properly screened. They aren’t, and can’t be. Just for starters, here are 12 that we know about who went through all the screenings and still became terrorists and/or terrorist supporters.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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