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CLIMATE: Is some of the scare talk just hot air?

Re: “Climate change science to enter nation’s classes” (TNT, 3-10).

According to the article by the Inside Climate News organization, “By eighth grade, students should understand that ‘human activities, such as the release of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, are major factors in the current rise in the Earth’s mean surface temperature (global warming).’”

I am not saying that global warming isn’t occurring; it may well be because the Earth’s warming and cooling has been occurring since it was formed. But some people are using that fact to promote their own self-interests by using the old Henny-Penny “sky-is-falling” approach

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ELECTION: An America I no longer recognize

We’re coming up on a presidential election that has real consequences.

We are looking at an administration that has had 30-plus months of over 8 percent unemployment. Fully 30 percent of our population, that’s 100 million people, is now on the government dole (food stamps, WIC programs, housing subsidies, Medicaid, etc.).

We have spent over $800 billion on a stimulus program that did nothing but forestall a few months of 8-plus percent unemployment. We continue to subsidize and give loans to “energy companies” that go bankrupt (Solyndra and others). We have a federal tax structure where 47 percent of the

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OBAMA: Quotes some might find humorous

These are 10 selected quotes from President Obama over the last three years.

1. The private sector is doing fine.

2. You will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime.

3. We can see the positive impacts right here at Solyndra.

4. I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.

5. Over the last 15 month, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been to 57 states.

6. The last thing you want to do is raise taxes in the middle of a recession.

7. The thing about hip-hop today

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OBAMA: No scandal? What about Solyndra?

Re: “The Obama miracle: A White House free of scandal” (TNT, 11-1).

It seems Bloomberg View writer Jonathan Alter has a very cavalier approach to the Solyndra scandal and the loss to taxpayers of more than $500 million. He calls the loan “dumb” but not criminal and evidently not worthy of being labeled “scandal.”

He needs to look a little closer at the picture. There were plenty of warnings about the loan to Solyndra. Barack Obama’s adviser, Valerie Jarrett, was warned about the loan to Solyndra and the political ramifications and the possibility of political damage by Steve Westley,

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