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We Love The Earth About As Much As We Love Our Mothers

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We’re the society that shows our appreciation to our mothers by taking them out to breakfast one day a year, and then we make a big deal about it.  “Hey, Mom, I took you to a crowded restaurant on one of the busiest mornings of the year, and our food took over an hour to come out.  I love you!  Thanks for spending four grand on braces!”

So it’s not surprising that we’ve bought into this idea that turning our lights off for ONE HOUR a year is supposed to somehow heal the Earth.  “Hey, Earth, I turned my lights off for 60 minutes, but then I kept using all this other stuff that I charged while it was still ‘okay’ to be on the grid.  I love you!  Thanks for all the pretty polar bears and stuff.”

That’s the premise behind the latest feel good crock, Earth Hour.  Starting in Sindey (Australians are bigger hippies than a lot of you think) in 2007, self congratulating human beings decided that turning off the light switch for one hour would somehow heal the damage they say we’ve been doing for the other 8,759 hours a year.  (Unicorn Math is global now)

So what is Earth Hour?  It’s honestly hard to know.  Their own website is contrived and confusing and only seems to offer links to articles about people or countries participating in it.  There even seems to be a mantra:  “I will, if you will”, which sort of reminds one of when mothers would ask their children if they were going to jump off of  a bridge just because everyone else was doing it.  After spending 15 minutes on Earth Hour’s official website, the answer seems to be “yes”.

Watch the video below and see if you can make sense out of it.

Is The Illinois Election Rigged?

Is the Illinois GOP Primary election rigged?  We don’t know, here at CDN, but it’s a question that was asked over at SGTReport.com.  They’re reporting that the election results for tonight’s Illinois Primary were posted a full 24 hours early on a Chicago ABC website.  What’s interesting is that these results were pretty detailed.  They included the candidate’s names from THIS year and not 2008, so it can’t be said that they were an accidental posting from the previous election.  And they even included detailed numbers such as the amount of votes each candidate got and what percentage of the vote they had.  It all looked very official and very suspicious.  It’s no surprise that the ABC affiliate has since removed these results from their website, but one has to wonder why they were ever posted at in the first place.  Check out the video below to see what they discovered over at SGTReport.com.

 

 

**UPDATE**

The results for Tuesday night’s primary are in, and as you can see by this screenshot (of the same ABC website mentioned above), the final tally did not match the premature results which were posted on Monday night.

Several people have said that the premature results were most likely posted as a “test”, but it still seems odd that they would go live on the ABC affiliate’s official website.

Operation Fast and Furious – Update

Operation Fast and Furious – Update

September 2, 2011: Newly obtained emails show that the White House was better informed about a failed gun-tracking operation on the border with Mexico than was previously known. Three White House national security officials were given some details about the operation, known as Fast and Furious. Background information on Operation Fast and Furious can be found here. The three White House officials who were briefed were Kevin M. O’Reilly, director of North American Affairs for the White House national security staff; Dan Restrepo, the president’s senior Latin American advisor; and Greg Gatjanis, a White House national security official.

The emails were sent between July 2010 and February of this year, before it was disclosed that agents had lost track of hundreds of guns. The supervisor of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) operation in Phoenix specifically mentioned Fast and Furious in at least one email to a White House national security official, and two other White House colleagues were briefed on reports from the supervisor, according to White House emails and a senior administration official.

Just hours after the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, federal officials tried to cover up evidence that the gun that killed Terry was one the government intentionally helped sell to the Mexican cartels in a weapons trafficking program known as Operation Fast and Furious. The revelation comes just days after a huge shake-up of government officials who oversaw the failed anti-gun trafficking program – AG Eric Holder is shifting people around the DOJ. Meanwhile, Congress renewed its demand for more answers. In an internal email the day after Terry’s murder, Assistant U.S. Attorney Emory Hurley (who has been reassigned) and U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke (who has resigned) decided not to disclose the connection to the Terry murder, saying “this way we do not divulge our current case or the Border Patrol shooting case.”

Late Thursday (September 1, 2011), Senator Charles Grassley’s office revealed that 21 more Fast and Furious guns have been found at violent crime scenes in Mexico. That is up from 11 the agency admitted just last month. “The Justice Department has been less than forthcoming since day one, so the revisions here are hardly surprising, and the numbers will likely rise until the more than 1,000 guns that were allowed to fall into the hands of bad guys are recovered – most likely years down the road,” Grassley said.

White House Still Denies Involvement

A senior Obama administration official said the emails, obtained Thursday, did not prove that anyone in the White House was aware of the covert “investigative tactics” of the operation. “The emails validate what has been said previously, which is no one at the White House knew about the investigative tactics being used in the operation, let alone any decision to let guns walk,” said the official. “To the extent that some [national security staff members] were briefed on the top lines of ongoing federal efforts, so were members of Congress.”