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Fed Up With Tech Platforms’ Censorship? Here Are 3 Free Speech Upstarts.

December 5, 2020 by

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By Nathalie Voit ~ Traditional social media networks are experiencing a backlash from users as they continue to “cancel” or otherwise censor conservative views. As a result, alternative “free speech” social media providers such as MeWe and Parler are seeing a surge of new users to their platforms. Here are three of those social media […]

Eric Clapton, Van Morrison Produce Anti-Lockdown Song, Clapton Calls Lockdowns ‘Deeply Upsetting’

December 1, 2020 by

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By Gabriel Hays ~ Ok so maybe Clapton isn’t actually “god,” but neither is big government during the height of the Chinese plague. The English blues guitar virtuoso teamed up with legendary songwriter and vocalist Van Morrison to write an anti-lockdown song and provided some words on how the next wave of COVID lockdowns in […]

Solar Desert Deep-Sixed In Rural Virginia

December 1, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ For the second time in 15 months, residents of rural Culpeper County, Virginia have risen up against a proposed massive solar array project, forcing the would-be developers to withdraw their application to put the renewable energy facility in the county’s picturesque rolling farmlands. North Carolina-based Strata Solar had planned to […]

Wind Power Generation Intermittency – It’s Worse Than You Think It Is – Part Three

November 30, 2020 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Sustained Power Loss Over Longer Time Frames I showed and explained in Part Two how the weather itself has an impact on wind power generation intermittency over short time frames, and the same applies for power losses over longer time frames, only for a completely different reason. With those short time […]

Wind Power Generation Intermittency – It’s Worse Than You Think It Is – Part Two

November 30, 2020 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Power Loss Over Short Time Frames As I wrote in the introduction, there were large power losses over short time frames and even larger power losses over sustained long time frames. In this second part of the Series, I will show the power losses over three short time frames, (a) in […]

Wind Power Generation Intermittency – It’s Worse Than You Think It Is – Introduction

November 30, 2020 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Introduction We have all heard that wind power generation is intermittent, that it goes up and down on a daily basis. However, is that really all that much of a problem, and if so, how big a problem is it? We have also heard that constructing more wind plants will go […]

Americans View Religion As An ‘Identity,’ Not A ‘Hobby.’ Policymakers Should Take Note.

November 28, 2020 by

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By Nicole Russell ~ A new survey has provided unique insights into what faith-based Americans have been thinking about their beliefs in the wake of COVID-19—and how they feel about state officials imposing pandemic-induced lockdowns. The survey, facilitated by Becket, a legal organization dedicated to religious liberty, is its second annual Religious Freedom Index, which […]

National Parks Are A National Treasure

November 26, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ National parks are about more than a place to vacation. They preserve our national heritage and are places for teaching and learning about history, geography and nature. The park system from its very beginning included the purpose of preserving the natural environment and protecting biodiversity. The National Park System is not […]

Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2020 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ We’re all either “Left Wing” or “Right Wing” !? How did we all become extremists? Have a Happy Thanksgiving… and no political arguments at the table!! Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

Animal Instincts Could Be Inherited Expert Knowledge

November 25, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In addition to studying complex human reasoning, I have been observing complex instinctive reasoning in animals for many years. Instinctive behavior is often thought of as simple, perhaps even mindless. I came to a very different conclusion, that an instinct is basically inherited expert knowledge. Instinctive behavior is often very […]

Scientists Develop Earth-Friendly Process To Recycle Lithium-Ion Batteries

November 23, 2020 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Lithium-ion batteries have their pluses. Their energy density is typically twice that of the tradition nickel-cadmium ones. They are low maintenance. And their discharge is less than half compared to regular batteries. Despite these advantages, however, they do have some environmental drawbacks. One is the fact that they use rare-earth metals […]

Convert Me If You Can

November 22, 2020 by

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By David Harsanyi ~ The investigative journalists over at The Daily Beast report that Madison Cawthorn, the North Carolina Republican who will soon become the youngest member of Congress in American history, “has admitted he tried to convert Jews and Muslims to Christianity.” So what? As a Jew, I’ve had several Christian friends try to […]

How Mayflower Compact Influenced The American Concept Of Rule Of Law

November 19, 2020 by

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By Angela Sailor ~ A group of scholars meets this week to discuss the impact of the Mayflower Compact—signed 400 years ago last week, on Nov. 11, 1620—on the American concept of the rule of law. The Heritage Foundation and the Religious Freedom Institute are co-hosting the second event in a webinar series exploring the […]

The Structure Of Complex Issues

November 18, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ We live in a world of complex issues, which can be very frustrating. I have been doing research on the generic structure of issues for a long time. There is an underlying pattern that might be helpful to know about. I call it the issue tree. What follows is necessarily […]

Australia Becomes Growing Target For China’s Belligerence

November 15, 2020 by

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By Riley Walters ~ You’ve heard of the U.S.-China trade war, but have you heard of the problems Australia is having with China? Growing tension over trade between Australia and China isn’t so much a trade war as it is another example of how China uses economic coercion to pursue its political goals. Australia has […]

SHOCKED USA Today Warns: Conservatives Shift To Alternate Social Media!

November 14, 2020 by

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By P.J. Gladnick ~ How dare anybody deciding to break out of the liberal social media Borg! That seems to be the attitude of Nathan Bomey in Wednesday’s USA Today. He seems to think that there is something weird about conservatives seeking to flee liberal social media for sites that offer more freedom of expression. His attitude of […]

Why Vets’ Service Is Worthy Of Reflection On Veterans Day – And The Rest Of The Year

November 11, 2020 by

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By Janae Diaz and James Di Pane ~ This Veterans Day, we have great reason to thank our many veterans and reflect on the immeasurable value of their service. Celebrated every year on Nov. 11, what we now know as Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day, for the day the Treaty of Versailles was signed […]

Free Science Is Here And Growing Fast

November 11, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Most CFACT readers are interested in science. Many of the CFACT articles are scientific and these are often followed by lengthy technical discussions in the comments. Some of my scientific articles have had thousands of comments; one article was over 5,000 when comments were closed. And there are many other […]

Fraudocracy

November 11, 2020 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ In America 2020, no matter which candidate is declared President, a large part of the public will reject the decision as false and fraudulent. Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

Covid Skips Dems? Notre Dame Crowd Shamed, But Biden Block Party Celebrated

November 9, 2020 by

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By Clay Waters ~ When Notre Dame football fans rushed the field after their team beat #1 Clemson in a college football double-overtime thriller on Saturday, portions of the press focused not on the game but lecturing the fans for their irresponsible behavior during the coronavirus pandemic. But Biden fans throwing nationwide block parties were […]

Is Voter Fraud Afoot? A Look At 7 Claims

November 6, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ As might be expected during the undecided presidential contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, pundits and typical voters alike are voicing more concerns about voter fraud and unfair election practices. Already. numerous internet rumors have been proven wrong or lack evidence. That doesn’t mean every assertion will prove to be […]

Out Of Africa An Entrepreneurial Society Emerges

November 5, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ “By their very nature, young Africans are some of the most entrepreneurial people in the world. Up until now, they just lacked opportunity, access to capital or even the courage to believe in themselves,” Ivor Ichikowitz said in a recent Zoom interview with me. The South African industrialist, social entrepreneur and philanthropist’s […]

US Election Fraud Is Real – And Its Impact Is Being Ignored

November 4, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ Mark Harris was riding high on Election Day in 2018. The Republican candidate for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District had beaten his Democratic opponent in a very close race. Next stop: the U.S. House of Representatives. Or so it seemed. Harris had won by 905 votes, a margin of only […]

Sports Figures Backing Trump Leaves USA Today’s Brennan In Full Meltdown Mode

November 1, 2020 by

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By Jay Maxson ~ President Donald Trump is gaining support from MMA fighters and legendary sports figures, causing consternation for USA Today, which was none too pleased about this development. Jack Nicklaus and Brett Favre made headlines this week for lending their support to the president, golfer Bryson DeChambeau is a Trumper and Politico featured […]