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 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:00:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.4 If All You See… http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/23/if-all-you-see-1291/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/23/if-all-you-see-1291/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:00:23 +0000 evil hair spray and a hair dryer ocare dumping patients droughtflood a warmist the blog is hair white house dossier a post the day http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37260 …is hair that could only be done with evil hair spray and a hair dryer which causes droughtflood, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is White House Dossier, with a post on Ocare dumping patients into Medicaid.

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Hooray! 34 Crowdsourced Ideas To Solve “Climate Change” http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/23/hooray-34-crowdsourced-ideas-to-solve-climate-change/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/23/hooray-34-crowdsourced-ideas-to-solve-climate-change/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:30:00 +0000 the future carbon currency food bikes climate colab colab received 600 proposals my favorites settle the carbon debt and release the power a favorites carbon labeling voicemails the mit center plan harness the power guess missing mit the waves judges shortened the list http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37253 Guess what’s missing

MIT’s Climate CoLab has been crowd-sourcing solutions to climate change for four years now. An initiative of the MIT Center For Collective Intelligence, the platform has received thousands of ideas over that time, from the solidly practical to the downright weird (we covered a few here). The 2014 class is no different. Across 18 contests, CoLab received 600 proposals in all, from this plan to harness the power of lightning to this concept ship that powers itself by rocking side-to-side on the waves. Judges shortened the list to 64, before the public voted for 34 winners. Below are a few of our favorites

Carbon labeling

Voicemails from the future

Carbon currency

Food bikes

Climate CoLab will announce a winner in November. See the rest of the finalists here.

Here’s one of my favorites

Settle the carbon debt and release the power of example! /  jan-k

I suggest how to leave the dispute about historical responsibility for climate change behind and unleash the power of example.

Shouldn’t that be The Power Of Example? Oh,  hey, I know what the power of example should be. Can you guess?

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North Carolina Finds Hundreds Of Illegals On Voter Rolls http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/23/north-carolina-finds-hundreds-of-illegals-on-voter-rolls/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/23/north-carolina-finds-hundreds-of-illegals-on-voter-rolls/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:53:25 +0000 daca licenses the 145 daca recipients names the sboe’s voting rolls elections discovered the potential illegal voters tuesday night the voter rolls breitbart ineligible legal and illegal aliens remain the voting rolls nearly 10 discovered 145 names the daca illegals http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37258 Republicans often say the point of Democrats pushing a pathway to citizenship is strictly to create more Democrat voters. In this case, what you have are illegals giving an Executive “amnesty” who suddenly show up on the voter rolls

(Breitbart) With the North Carolina U.S. Senate race in a dead heta, state election officials say they have discovered 145 names on the voting rolls who are ineligible to vote because they are illegal immigrants who have been granted President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status.

According to a Winston-Salem Journal report, the State Board of Elections discovered the potential illegal voters Tuesday night when the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles ran a search for DACA licenses. The 145 DACA recipients whose names appear on the SBOE’s voting rolls will be sent letters requesting documentation that they are citizens, the report noted.

The Journal notes that it is likely more ineligible people may still remain on the voting rolls.

Nearly 10,000 names on the rolls are tagged by the DMV as “legally present,” according to elections and transportation officials. But that doesn’t mean that all 10,000 are ineligible to vote at this time. These are license holders who were not U.S. citizens when they got a license. They may have been green-card holders, foreign workers or foreign students, for example.

Most have become U.S. citizens since getting a license, according to an estimate by elections officials based on a sample of the overall list.

Asking for ID could help stop some of this, since driver’s licenses for the DACA illegals say “Legal Presence, No Lawful Status”. Provided that Democrats working the voting centers would actually stop the usage (there’s where the requirement for voter ID really breaks down: workers who are Democrats).

“We want to know how such a large number of non-U.S. citizens were ever registered to vote in the first place,” Jay DeLancy, executive director of the Voter Integrity Project of North Carolina, told Watchdog.org. “There is clearly a system failure here and we need the Board of Elections and the DMV to help the Legislature and the public understand where the problem lies.”

One has to wonder how many ineligible legal and illegal aliens are registered to vote in the other 49 States (or, in Obama’s case, the other 57) and have plans to vote. I suspect many of these DACA illegals weren’t even aware they were registered.

For those who went through the proper steps to become a legal US citizen, welcome! Enjoy your right to vote! Vote wisely. Know the issues and candidates.

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Surprise: Ocare Premiums to Rise At Least 13% For 2015 http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/23/surprise-ocare-premiums-to-rise-at-least-13-for-2015/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/23/surprise-ocare-premiums-to-rise-at-least-13-for-2015/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:34:27 +0000 buyers individual affordable care act policies blue cross and blue shield the insurer cited a typical rate north carolina discussed the prices wednesday as an stuff wral north carolina largest health insurer released the midterm elections https smoke a federal subsidy the ocare exchanges http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37255 Say, @KayHagan, what happened to that “affordable care” stuff?

(WRAL) North Carolina’s largest health insurer says rates will rise by more than 13 percent on average next year for buyers of individual Affordable Care Act policies.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina discussed the prices Wednesday.

As an example, the insurer cited a typical rate for a 45-year-old man in the Raleigh area who doesn’t smoke. Without a federal subsidy, the premium for such an individual would rise by $57 to about $420 per month for an ACA silver plan. Most customers receive subsidies.

Of course, at the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter, as the deductibles are high enough that registrants can’t actually afford to use the insurance.

What will happen with deductibles for the other Ocare exchanges, both state run and federal? Wait and see, because Team Obama did not want them released till after the midterm elections.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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And Now Debbie Wasserman Schultz Evades Obama http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/22/and-now-debbie-wasserman-schultz-evades-obama/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/22/and-now-debbie-wasserman-schultz-evades-obama/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:45:00 +0000 democratic national committee chairwoman debbie wasserman schultz ” host joe scarborough repeatedly asked wasserman schultz obama policies  wasserman schultz wasserman schultz said pressed associate democratic senate candidates with president barack obama add debbie downer debbie deflection refused affirm it asked democratic national committee chairwoman debbie wasserman schultz ” host joe scarborough repeatedly asked wasserman schultz obama policies  wasserman schultz wasserman schultz said pressed associate democratic senate candidates with president barack obama add debbie downer debbie deflection refused affirm it asked http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37250 Add Debbie Downer to the long list of Democrats running from Obama policies

(Bloomberg) Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Wednesday refused to associate Democratic Senate candidates with President Barack Obama’s policies.

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough repeatedly asked Wasserman Schultz if votes for Democrats would be votes for the continuation of Obama’s policies. Wasserman Schultz, a representative from South Florida, became the latest in a long line of Democrats to point out that Obama is not up for election this year.

“Barack Obama was on the ballot in 2012 and 2008,” Wasserman Schultz said.

Pressed further, she did not refute that Democratic candidates align with Obama’s policies, but also refused to affirm it. Asked again, she said that votes for Democrats would be votes for “candidates who are focused on creating jobs.”

Maybe we should instead call her “Debbie Deflection”.

Funny thing is, neither Charles nor David Koch are on the ballot, yet Dems are constantly bringing them uo.

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If All You See… http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/22/if-all-you-see-1290/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/22/if-all-you-see-1290/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:00:21 +0000 yid lid worse carbon pollution disease and violence a warmist the blog a post the day is a world http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37244 ….is a world where disease and violence are worse because of carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Yid with Lid, with a post on government waste.

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South Florida Politicians Want To Split Florida, Create 51st State, Do To “Climate Change” http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/22/south-florida-politicians-want-to-split-florida-create-51st-state-do-to-climate-change/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/22/south-florida-politicians-want-to-split-florida-create-51st-state-do-to-climate-change/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:12:04 +0000 the sun sentinel reported vice mayor walter harris proposed the resolution south miami mayor philip stoddard orlando the sun sentinel reported the state the sun sentinel reported members the south miami city commission form the nation’s 51st state the state called south florida politicians south florida the sun sentinel reported vice mayor walter harris proposed the resolution south miami mayor philip stoddard orlando the sun sentinel reported the state the sun sentinel reported members the south miami city commission form the nation’s 51st state the state called south florida politicians south florida http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37247 I wonder if they’ve given up their own use of fossil fuels themselves?

(Washington Times) Several politicians in South Florida, frustrated by what they perceive as a lack of attention from the higher-ups on the political chain regarding climate change, said they want to form a new state.

The Sun-Sentinel reported that the mayor of South Miami as well as members of the South Miami City Commission have called for a legal separation from Florida and the permission to form the nation’s 51st state.

The new state would be called South Florida, First Coast News reported. And it’s all due to the threat of rising sea levels, and the reported failure of northern politicians to properly address the scenario, the southern politicos say.

“It’s very apparent that the attitude of the northern part of the state is that they would just love to saw the state in half and just let us float off into the Caribbean,” South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard said, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Vice Mayor Walter Harris proposed the resolution to secede and form a separate state just a few days ago — and it passed the city commission with a 3-2 margin.

The northern-most counties of the newly proposed state include Brevard, Orange, Polk, Hillsborough and Pinellas — mostly from Orlando on down, the Sun-Sentinel reported. The new state would span 24 counties.

Interesting, because these areas, particularly on the coasts, use a lot of energy and a lot of fossil fuels. Will “South Florida” agree to give up their use of fossil fuels? How about air conditioning? The huge number of pools? How about all the tourist spots? My guess is “no”.

You can read the resolution here.

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Thom Tillis Debates Empty Chair As Kay Hagan Misses Debate http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/22/thom-tillis-debates-empty-chair-as-kay-hagan-misses-debate/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/22/thom-tillis-debates-empty-chair-as-kay-hagan-misses-debate/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:19:24 +0000 north carolina house speaker thom tillis spent an hour democratic u s sen kay hagan holds a narrow lead revisited the issues tillis and hagan an exclusive wral news poll released tuesday surveyusa polled 568 republican challenger thom tillis tillis female voters and a 14 point lead tillis libertarian candidate sean haugh the u s senate race tuesday evening with hagan absent and http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37242 Interestingly, I can’t find a story about this at WRAL, WNCN, WTVD, the three big TV networks in the Raleigh area, nor at the News and Observer, North Carolina’s major newspaper for the capital city

(Breitbart) Amid ongoing questions about her family’s apparent stimulus benefits, numerous Armed Services Committee hearing absences, and Ebola flip-flops, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) did not show up at the fourth and final debate in the U.S. Senate race Tuesday evening.

With Hagan absent and nothing but an empty chair to face her opponent, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis spent an hour taking questions from two local reporters and voters.

The debate amounted to more of a long-form interview, which revisited many of the issues Tillis and Hagan have already discussed from the minimum wage to Ebola, equal pay for women and climate change, the economy, ISIS, and Hagan’s absences from the Armed Services Committee hearings.

Leading up to the debate, in which Hagan declined to participate, the North Carolina Republican Party sent out hourly updates counting down to the debate Hagan would not attend with questions they would like to see her answer and highlighted that her schedule would likely allow her to make it to the debate.

I’m sure that the empty chair will somehow be deemed “sexist”, and Tillis will be blamed, despite the chair being placed there by the people running the debate. An empty chair is perfect for Kay, who votes with Obama 96% of the time.

There are also a few polls, one which looks good for Kay on the surface

(WRAL) Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holds a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis with only two weeks left until the Nov. 4 election, according to an exclusive WRAL News poll released Tuesday.

SurveyUSA polled 568 likely voters across North Carolina between last Thursday and Monday and found that, if the election were held now, Hagan would capture 46 percent of the vote, compared with 43 percent for Tillis. Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh was favored by 6 percent of respondents, while 5 percent remain undecided.

The margin of error is 4.2. Here’s where it gets dicey for Kay

Hagan, who is seeking a second six-year term, holds an 11-point lead over Tillis among female voters and a 14-point lead among voters ages 18 to 34. Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, holds an 8-point edge among voters ages 65 and older and a 17-point lead among white voters, who compose the bulk of those surveyed.

Holding the edge with seniors is a big deal, because they are the ones who traditionally come out to vote more than young folks during midterms. Furthermore, 40% of respondents stated that the economy is the most important issue, with Tillis holding the lead on Hagan 54 to 37%. I guess we’ll see in November.

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Being Asked If She Voted For Obama Is Bullying, Says Alison Lundergan Grimes http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/22/being-asked-if-she-voted-for-obama-is-bullying-says-alison-lundergan-grimes/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/22/being-asked-if-she-voted-for-obama-is-bullying-says-alison-lundergan-grimes/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:51:06 +0000 and alison grimes d statement had “disqualified” herself for refusing multiple times running mitch mcconnell chuck todd mitch mcconnell a senator that’s an independent thinker earned grimes’ ire kentucky ” todd the http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37240 Democrats are running away from Obama all over the place this election cycle, and Alison Grimes (D), running against Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, has been one of the leaders, refusing again and again to say whether she voted for Barack Obama. And, she says asking is “bullying”

(Daily Caller) “Kentucky is ready for a senator that’s an independent thinker, that can put the partisanship aside and actually fight for the people for this state,” Grimes said in a campaign speech. “One that won’t be bullied by Mitch McConnell or Chuck Todd. We can do this Kentucky!”

Todd, the new host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” likely earned Grimes’ ire for his statement that she had “disqualified” herself for refusing multiple times to say whether or not she had voted for President Barack Obama. His comments earned him a starring role in a McConnell campaign ad, much to his chagrin.

That’s gotta be like a fastball to the groin for Obama, to know that people asking if someone voted for him is “bullying”.

But, hey, good news, she’s an independent thinker! One who can’t answer a simple question. How is she going to handle the tough questions and votes if she manages to pull out a win? She plays the fake victim card well.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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Canadian Town Cancels Trick or Treating Cause “Climate Change” http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/21/canadian-town-cancels-trick-or-treating-cause-climate-change/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/10/21/canadian-town-cancels-trick-or-treating-cause-climate-change/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:16:37 +0000 forcing the annual polar bear migration closer and closer outdoor trick or treating cases hudson bay has warmed by town bears prefer holiday inside the town’s community hall arviat map arviat spend hudson bay http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=37233 See, polar bears are wandering into town, so they’re worried about the little snowflakes (wisely), and this can only be caused by Hotcoldwetdry

(Slate) The children of one small town in northern Canada are on the front lines of climate change. In Arviat (map), a hamlet of 2,300 people in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, that means no outdoor trick-or-treating this year for the first time.

Instead of going door to door, kids in Arviat will instead spend their holiday inside the town’s community hall, which will feature a haunted house, face painting, and plenty of candy.

Over the last several years, shore ice has diminished along the western edge of Hudson Bay, forcing the annual polar bear migration closer and closer to town. Bears prefer to be as far out on the ice as possible, to get closer to seals and fish. Less ice means there’s nowhere for the bears to go but straight through town, in many cases. Hudson Bay has warmed by about 3 degrees Celsius—more than three times the global rate—since the 1990s.

It’s so obvious: it can only be man-caused “climate change”, and it’s probably your fault for your Halloween consumerism!

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