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29 June 2013

Immigration Reform And The Do-Nothings

SB 877...

On the one hand, Section 5(b)(1):

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall establish a strategy, to be known as the ‘Southern Border Fencing Strategy’ ...

On the other hand, Section 5(b)(5):

Notwithstanding paragraph (1), nothing in this subsection shall require the Secretary to install fencing…

A strategy for doing nothing.  Perfect.

This is such typical, SOP bullshit for the government.

Growing Number of Africans Tell Climate Change Imperialists To Go Pound Their Eco-Friendly, Carbon-Neutral Sand


By Craig Rucker

When Russia caused the Bonn climate talks to collapse by preventing the SBI from meeting, it may have awakened other nations to no longer sit docilely by while their people’s interests are being gored.

Representatives of Africa are stepping up and asking whether it is truly a just climate policy to pay a poor African to remain poor. 

African environment ministers from 54 nations recently stated they were not obligated to use their lands to mitigate carbon emissions since in their view Africa is not responsible for climate change.

Eco-Imperialism old new again 

African representatives are worried about a new round of eco-imperialism in Africa with carbon offset projects leading to land-grabbing by developed nations.  They are concerned that agriculture is being pushed into “carbon farming” which benefits foreign investors rather than food production and cash crops which benefit Africans.

The UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and REDD+ forest initiative provide schemes whereby developed countries can “offset” their emissions by paying into projects in developing lands such as Africa.  Vast sums of money are changing hands, but not to the benefit of Africa’s poor.

A growing number of Africans are saying “no!” to forestry and “carbon soil” projects which would use their land for carbon credit schemes.  These carbon schemes require poor people in developing nations to lock their land into subsidized less productive uses.  The bulk of the profit goes to local elites and carbon investors from western nations.

A study by the Institute for Agriculture Trade Policy found that a $2.5 million carbon offset scheme in Kenya broke down to $1.05 million for Swedish and other operators from the west, while requiring 60,000 Kenyan farmers to share the remainder which comes out to $23.83 each over 20 years, or just over one dollar each per year.  In exchange for their dollar these African farmers must lock themselves into burdensome farming requirements and most importantly, lock themselves into poverty and out of the high yield farming which has essentially ended starvation in the west.  This is a painful price for Africans to pay to assuage developed world guilt over having undergone the industrial revolution.

UN flag before Maritim s
The “Earth Partners” released a complex methodology for quantifying soil carbon capture which provides a good example of the types of schemes in play and why there is little in them which would benefit the poor.

“There is a profound danger to agriculture here, with real potential for more land grabbing and expansion of monocultures in order to harvest credits,” said Helena Paul of EcoNexus, (IPS News)

Others are calling on Europeans to abandon what they are describing as their “failed experiment of market mechanisms” and to instead go all-in on wealth redistribution by making massive direct payments to Africa under the UN’s pending “loss and damage” scheme (see CFACT’s report).

A particularly stark example of the danger which modern eco-imperialism represents to Africa is what occurred when the London based New Forests Company used armed guards to brutally push Ugandans out of their homes to make way for a carbon offset project.  Homes were burnt and eight-year-old Friday Mukamperezida burned to death while his mother was out getting medicine for the boy who was sick in bed.  See much more on this incident here.

CFACT has a different vision for Africa.  Africans are entitled to all the benefits that flow from a free and prosperous society.  Africa does not need paltry handouts designed to keep them poor, and certainly should not tolerate a new wave of eco-imperialism.  What Africa and the rest of the developing world really need are free markets, property rights, free elections and the rule of law.  Developed nations should concentrate their efforts on helping them achieve this, open markets to their products, share technology and provide a helping hand to further them along a constructive path.

Craig Rucker delivering laptop

Should Africans be willing to lock themselves into poverty to make rich nations feel better about themselves?  Those who truly care about Africa will help them instead onto a constructive course.  Let African industry arise.  Let high yield farming eliminate starvation.   Only a prosperous Africa with the means to provide its people with the education, health care, nutrition and prosperity developed nations take for granted should be acceptable to Africans and to Africa’s true friends.

Those Africans who stood up in Bonn to reject carbon farming should do so again when the climate talks reconvene for COP 19 in Warsaw in November.  Those who care about real progress for Africa should join them.

Ugandans evicted for carbon credits

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Sexual Adventurism Collides With 25 Bike Cops, Mutual Shock Ensues

	Richard McBride, 37 and Jennifer Harvey, 41, were caught by 25 police officers as they engaged in and afternoon tryst in Naylor's Run Park in Upper Darby, Pa.

Richard McBride, 37 and Jennifer Harvey, 41, were caught by 25 police officers on bikes as they had sex in Naylor's Run Park in Upper Darby, PA, on Tuesday afternoon.

From the NYDN:

Get a room!

A pair of Pennsylvania horndogs spent a night in the slammer after they were caught having sex in a public park by 25 bike cops cruising by on a training ride.

Richard McBride, 37, and Jennifer Harvey, 41, were having sex near a baseball diamond at Naylor's Run Park at around 4 p.m. Tuesday when the swarm of cops from surrounding towns rolled on a bike patrol training ride, reported. 

"There they are, on the first base line," Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said, according to

"There's a bench, she is bent over the bench and our friend is behind her with his pants down to his ankles banging away."

The couple, who are from Philadelphia, were arrested and charged with lewdness and disorderly conduct.

"Imagine being arrested by 25 cops. They were as shocked as the police were," Chitwood mused to

Imagine, indeed.

'Unsafe Sex' Takes On A Whole New Meaning...

china couple

The Chinese couple allegedly held each other tight as they fell out of their apartment building in Wuhan.

Let's face it:  When we get a shag on, we don't associate imminent death with it.  But, maybe, we should (well, those of us who like Insane Sex, any way)...

From the NYDN:

A steamy lovemaking session turned tragic after a couple in China reportedly fell out of a window to their deaths, The Sun reports.

The lovebirds from Wuhan, central China, were having sex against a glass pane when the poorly constructed window broke under the weight of their passion.

Clinging to each other even in those last moments, the couple hurtled to the ground.

Hmmm, Insane Sex could become the 'Mother of Invention' and some smart chap could chart a new course in the field of 'women's health' and free love.  Obviously, as this story proves, pregnancy and STD infection are NOT the worst things that can happen to you as a result of having Insane Sex.   We need contraception that prevents death during sex from construction materials, too!

We must declare that we will no longer stand for this particular 'war on womynesses.'
'Condom windows,' anyone? 

BTW, what happened to the dude on the bike???

Does the death certificate have 'Crushed by falling couple engaging in Insane Sex™' listed as the cause of death?

Of course, he could just be in an irreversible coma...

Poor guy, he got fucked, but he didn't get laid.

The Missing Link? Libyan Intelligence Connects Pharaoh Morsi To Benghazi

 Image of the Libyan intelligence document

 The Libyan intelligence document

Raymond Ibrahim reports:

'On Wednesday, June 26, several Arabic websites, including Veto Gate, quoted the intelligence report, which apparently was first leaked to the Kuwaiti paper, Al Ra’i.  Prepared by Mahmoud Ibrahim Sharif, Director of National Security for Libya, the report is addressed to the nation’s Minister of Interior. 

It discusses the preliminary findings of the investigation, specifically concerning an “Egyptian cell” which was involved in the consulate attack. “Based on confessions derived from some of those arrested at the scene” six people, “all of them Egyptians” from the jihad group Ansar al-Sharia (“Supporters of Islamic Law), were arrested.

According to the report, during interrogations, these Egyptian jihadi cell members “confessed to very serious and important information concerning the financial sources of the group and the planners of the event and the storming and burning of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi…. And among the more prominent figures whose names were mentioned by cell members during confessions were: Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi; preacher Safwat Hegazi; Saudi businessman Mansour Kadasa, owner of the satellite station, Al-Nas; Egyptian Sheikh Muhammad Hassan; former presidential candidate, Hazim Salih Abu Isma’il…”

It should be noted that these findings are unsurprising: the supremacism of prominent Brotherhood figure Safwat Hegazi is such that he publicly declares the Brotherhood will rule the world“;  Saudi Mansour’s hate-mongering, pro-Brotherhood TV station repeatedly aired footage of the YouTube Muhammad movie inciting violence around the Muslim world; popular Sheikh Muhammad Hassan holds that smiling to non-Muslims is forbidden, except when trying to win them over to Islam;  and Sheikh Hazim Abu Ismail is simply an openly anti-freedom, anti-infidel religious leader.'

 There's long been a theory that Ambassador Stevens was to be kidnapped and used as a pawn and/or serve as political cover for Obama to release the Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel Rahman.  The main problem with this theory was a lack of any evidence connecting the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood with the Benghazi attack.  If Libyan intelligence is correct, then Pharaoh Morsi could well be the missing link.

As an aside, Susan Rice, former Ambassador to the United Nations and incoming top US intelligence chief, is claiming that Obama hasn't been 'weakened' by the NSA leaks.


Of course he hasn't.  The reason for his weakening is the YouTube video ‘The Innocence of NSA Agents’ ...

...and anyone who disagrees is just a creepy-assed cracka, yo!

Speaking of intelligence, Rachel Jeantel has a new job.  She's become one of the translators at the United Nations.  Her first day on the job went like this:

Senegalese Ambassador: 'What did the Uzbek Ambassador say?' 

Rachel Jeantel: 'I don't know. I don't hear cursive, Mr AssHO!'