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Naomi Klein admits global warming is not about science but destroying capitalism

Naomi Klein admits global warming is not about science but destroying capitalism

The Heartland Institute published a very revealing article about Leftist shock jock Naomi Klein who just published a new anti-capitalst screed entitled This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Essentially, Ms. Klein admits that the issue of climate change (formerly known as global warming) is not about science but really about overthrowingcapitalism.

“Our economic model is at war with the Earth,” writes Klein. “We cannot change the laws of nature. But we can change our economy. Climate change is our best chance to demand and build a better world.”

The Heartland article goes on to say:

For the author, this completely boring, run-of-the-mill flight delay became…

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A great site to visit first  http://www.fncic-voiacm.org/

Read below and ask yourself “How can we reduce gun violence in America?”

Will they become law abiding after Obama makes them legal citizens?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS-13

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Mara Salvatrucha (commonly abbreviated as MS, Mara, and MS-13) is a transnational criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles and has spread to other parts of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America.[7] The majority of the gang is ethnically composed of Central Americans and active in urban and suburban areas. In the U.S., the MS-13 has an especially heavy presence in Los Angeles County and the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California; the Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas of Fairfax County, Virginia, Montgomery County, Maryland, and Prince George’s County, Maryland; Long Island, New York; the Boston, Massachusetts area; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Houston

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In early 2014 Mr. Benjamin Hodge and myself filed a lawsuit in District Court claiming the Johnson County Board of Commissioners had exceeded their Home Rule Charter authority when dismissing previously appointed members of the Johnson County Mental Health Commission. Events preceding the suit were well documented by The PITCH shared here:   https://nolathe.net/2014/01/02/county-commissioners-straight-jacket-mental-health-board-of-volunteers/

Johnson County commissioners get rid of its troubled mental-health board

Posted by Steve Vockrodt on Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 9:44 AM

http://www.pitch.com/FastPitch/archives/2013/12/24/johnson-county-commissioners-get-rid-of-its-troubled-mental-health-board         The PITCH

STEVEN KLIKA: “WHEN YOU HAVE CANCER, YOU GET RID OF IT ALL.”
  • Steven Klika: “When you have cancer, you get rid of it all.”

JoCo BOCC claimed their intervention was necessary to end the nearly $1,000,000 per year funding out of General Funds to keep the Mental Health Fund solvent.  After two court hearings the County persuaded the Judge that an old State Statute rendered the County’s Home Rule Charter void and ruled in favor of the County.

UPDATE, Lets look one…

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Two things you do not ask a United States Marine to do:
* Abandon their post to the enemy
* Abandon their weapon to the enemy

Yet that is exactly what happened yesterday in Yemen. Quite intentionally NOlathe posted this just a few months ago https://nolathe.net/2014/09/22/yemen-capital-falls-after-obama-cites-strategy-for-isis/ to document 9/11/14 events and because we saw this moment in time was coming. Yemen went from the model of success to diplomatic failure not yesterday, but from the months and years of failed leadership.

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http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/11/politics/obama-yemen-somalia-airstrikes/

(CNN) — When President Barack Obama said that U.S. strategy to combat the terror group ISIS could follow the models of strikes in Yemen and Somalia, it drew a swift rebuttal from some top Republicans.

Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona took to the Senate floor Thursday to say the administration’s tactics in both of those countries had not succeeded and would be even less effective when used against ISIS.

“That is so disturbing, to think that a strategy against ISIS would be the same as against al Qaeda in Somalia and Yemen,” said McCain. “Yes, we have been killing with drones. But we have by no means defeated them,” he said.

He was responding to Obama’s speech Wednesday night: “This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for…

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Original post 11/15/13 still valid.

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This 4 minute video was taken in Austin, Texas.  An over looked but major aspect of “VOTER I.D. LAWS” is that our elected legislators are issued a State provided photo identification card which authorizes and allows them to vote.

Kansas Speaker of the House Ray Merrick-  Charley Morasch wants to know………………….

Speaker Merrick’s response will be posted here:

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”
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http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2015/01/08/johnson-county-king-louie-repurposing.html?page=all

County advances $22M plan to repurpose King Louie building

Jan 8, 2015, 3:06pm CST

Is Johnson County government’s plan to repurpose the 1960s King Louie West building at 8788 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park a wise use of taxpayer dollars or a $22 million boondoggle?

Rob Roberts
Reporter- Kansas City Business Journal

Is Johnson County government’s plan to repurpose the 1960s King Louie West building at 8788 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park a wise use of taxpayer dollars or a $22 million boondoggle?

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The Board of County Commissioners remains split on the question.

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That was evidenced Thursday, when the board voted 4-3 to spend $150,000 to further develop the proposed reuse concept for the 70,000-square-foot building — a former bowling alley and ice rink that has stood vacant since 2009.

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Current plans call for repurposing the building, known for its Space Age-inspired Googie architecture, as the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center. It would house new locations for the Johnson County Museum and 1950s All-Electric House, currently located in Shawnee; county parks and recreation district facilities, including an indoor site for year-round Theatre in the Park productions; and spaces for advance voting, arts programming and community gatherings.

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County commissioners had different plans for the King Louie building in late 2011, when they voted to buy it for $1.95 million and spend another $1.65 million on remediation and weatherization.

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Those expenditures were spurred largely by water infiltration and mold issues at the 1927 building at 6305 Lackman that houses the Johnson County Museum, which is a historical museum. Joe Waters, the county’s director of facilities, said the problems began in 2001 and had escalated by 2009, when commissioners voted to search for a new location for the museum.

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At that time, Waters added, county officials were exploring the possibility of co-locating the historical museum with a National Museum of Suburbia. But that plan was dropped after a fundraising effort for the national attraction failed to get off the ground.

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“The Museum of Suburbia was a bust, and it looked like that was driving a lot of this,” Commissioner John Toplikar said Thursday. “The (King Louie) building became a space in search of a cause after the Museum of Suburbia was gone. … I just don’t see this as a need at this point.”

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Toplikar, who joined commissioners Jason Osterhaus and Michael Ashcraft in voting against the $150,000 concept study, noted that Thursday’s vote was a precursor to one planned for next month on the overall $22.23 million plan.

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Critics of the proposed Arts & Heritage Center plan have stated the county should cut its losses on the property at the $3.6 million already spent. They point to a recent appraisal of the property by Valbridge Property Advisors that estimates the value of the site at only $850,000 — or $1.25 million for the land minus $400,000 for demolition — because the building has outlived its useful life.

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But according to Waters, that opinion referred to the potential for continued use of the building as an indoor family entertainment business.

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Commission Chairman Ed Eilert, who supports redevelopment of the building, noted that engineering studies performed on it before the county’s purchase indicated that there were no structural deficiencies.

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While the building’s high ceilings and wide spans might make it difficult to redevelop for standard office or other commercial uses, Waters added, it works well for the proposed museum and other uses.

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In response to claims that the county overpaid for the building, Waters said it paid about $6.50 a foot when structures of comparable square footage were selling for $6 to $16 a square foot.
“We feel the value that property has, with the building, is about 25 to 40 percent greater than what we have in it today,” Waters added.

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He said the total $22.23 million project cost is also a bargain. Previously, Waters explained, the county estimated it would cost $28 million to $29 million to build a new facility of roughly the same size for the museum and other uses.

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Commissioner Jim Allen moved for approval of the $150,000 expenditure after voicing his opinion that the board had acted as good stewards of taxpayer dollars in relation to the property.
Joining Allen in voting for the motion were Eilert, Ed Peterson and Steven Klika. (Peterson, who ran for the county chair and lost, will be replaced as a board member by Ron Shaffer before the next vote.)

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If the board votes to proceed with the project next month, construction could begin in February 2016, with a grand opening following in April 2017.

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Rob reports on real estate and development.
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