Thursday, March 19, 2009

400-408Chris Horner, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (, and author of Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists, Use Threats, Fraud, and Deception to Keep You Misinformed, with a global warming update – we talk cap and trade, the trend towards catastrophism in the scientific media, and who will get hurt the most with all this nonsense.  Chris is speaking tonight for the American Freedom Alliance.
• Ryan Lynch (3/17/09) Global Warming: The Backlash Begins.
My Summary:  The latest Gallup poll says 44% of Americans believe global warming has been exaggerated.  In Britain, 74% agree that "politicians are not serious about the environment and are using the issue as an excuse to raise more revenue from green taxes."  The Obama Administration's policies, especially cap and trade, will hurt the poor the most – those who spend the largest percentage of their earnings on energy.  The "95% of Americans" who will get the alleged "tax cut," that is $13 a week, will pay far more than that in increased energy costs.
413-423Chris Horner
• Robert Bryce (3/5/09) Let's Get Real About Renewable Energy: We can double the output of solar and wind, and double it again. We'll still depend on hydrocarbons.  Mr. Bryce is the managing editor of Energy Tribune. His latest book is Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of 'Energy Independence' (Public Affairs, 2008).
My Summary:  America used 4,118,198,000 megawatt-hours of electricity in the past year.  Solar and wind produce 45,493,000 mw/hrs, or just 1.1% of our need.  Hydropower provides 2.4% of our energy needs.  Natural gas provides 25%.   One barrel of oil converts to 1.64 mw/hrs of electricity.  Solar and wind output is equivalent to 27.2 million barrels of oil, or just 76,000 barrels of oil per day.  Out total need is the equivalent of 47.4 million barrels per day – broken down into:  19 million barrels of real oil, the equivalent of 11.9 million barrels of natural gas, the equivalent of 3.8 million barrels for nuclear power, and 1.1 million barrels of hydropower, and miniscule contributions from wind, solar, geothermal, wood waste, etc.  76,000 barrels of oil per day from solar and wind is about the about the output of one average-sized coal mine.
428-437Mike Erre, teaching pastor at Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa (, talks about the emergent church movement.  Death by Church is just out, and he'll be doing a book signing at Border's at South Coast Plaza on Saturday, March 28, at 1pm.
• Frank Pastore (07/07/22) Why Al Qaeda Supports the Emergent Church.
• Frank Pastore (07/07/29) Outing the Emergents With Three Questions.
443-452 Mike Erre
458-508Tom Karako, director of the Golden State Center at the Claremont Institute (, on what's fundamentally wrong with California – it's that the Democrats in Sacramento are destroying our once job-friendly, business-friendly environment, and it may only be getting worse.
512-523Jonathan Rose, with the Capitol Gold Group (, on why now is still a good time to invest in gold (800) 510-9594 – it shot up to a high of $957 today!
524 – [2:00] Don Rohde (818) 262-2092.  For the past 37 years, Don has been a sales manager at Galpin, the #1 volume Ford dealer in the world for the past 18 consecutive years.  Galpin has been family-owned and operated for the past 59 years, and 90% of their business is repeat or referral.  Galpin offers Ford, Lincoln-Mercury, Honda, Mazda, Saturn, Volvo, Jaguar, and Aston Martin.  Located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley at Roscoe and the 405.
528-538 – • Omaha World Herald (3/17/09) Bellevue police officer's firing overturned.
539 – [1:30] Robert Micone/Bill O'Connor aka "The Money Guys" at Applied Financial with 5 offices around the southland, 866-SEEK-COUNSEL, and online at  The next Strategic Wealth Summit is coming to the Crowne Plaza Resort on Harbor in Garden Grove, Saturday, March 28, from 9am-12:30pm.  To register for this free event, go to
558-608 – • Australian (3/20/09) Vatican edits Pope Benedict XVI's condom claims.
• Catholic News Agency (3/18/09) What the Pope really said about AIDS and condoms.
A journalist from French state TV asked Pope Benedict:
"Holy Father among the many evils that affect Africa there is also the particular problem of the spread of AIDS. The position of the Catholic Church for fighting this evil is frequently considered unrealistic and ineffective.
"Will you address this issue during your trip? Holy Father, could you please respond in French to this question?" he asked.
Although the Pope responded to a previous question from the French newspaper La Croix in French, he gave this in-depth answer in Italian. 
"I would say the opposite."
"It is my belief that the most effective presence on the front in the battle against HIV/AIDS is precisely the Catholic Church and her institutions. I think of the Community of Sant' Egidio, which does so much, visibly and invisibly to fight AIDS, of the Camillians, of all the nuns that are at the service of the sick.
"I would say that this problem of AIDS cannot be overcome with advertising slogans. If the soul is lacking, if Africans do not help one another, the scourge cannot be resolved by distributing condoms; quite the contrary, we risk worsening the problem. The solution can only come through a twofold commitment: firstly, the humanization of sexuality, in other words a spiritual and human renewal bringing a new way of behaving towards one another; and secondly, true friendship, above all with those who are suffering, a readiness - even through personal sacrifice - to be present with those who suffer. And these are the factors that help and bring visible progress.
"Therefore, I would say that our double effort is to renew the human person internally, to give spiritual and human strength to a way of behaving that is just towards our own body and the other person's body; and this capacity of suffering with those who suffer, to remain present in trying situations.
"I believe that this is the first response [to AIDS] and that this is what the Church does, and thus, she offers a great and important contribution. And we are grateful to those that do this."
'We have found no consistent associations between condom use and lower HIV-infection rates, which, 25 years into the pandemic, we should be seeing if this intervention was working."  So notes Edward C. Green, director of the AIDS Prevention Research Project at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, in response to papal press comments en route to Africa this week.
// "The pope is correct," Green told National Review Online Wednesday, "or put it a better way, the best evidence we have supports the pope's comments. He stresses that "condoms have been proven to not be effective at the 'level of population.'"
"There is," Green adds, "a consistent association shown by our best studies, including the U.S.-funded 'Demographic Health Surveys,' between greater availability and use of condoms and higher (not lower) HIV-infection rates. This may be due in part to a phenomenon known as risk compensation, meaning that when one uses a risk-reduction 'technology' such as condoms, one often loses the benefit (reduction in risk) by 'compensating' or taking greater chances than one would take without the risk-reduction technology."
Green added: "I also noticed that the pope said 'monogamy' was the best single answer to African AIDS, rather than 'abstinence.' The best and latest empirical evidence indeed shows that reduction in multiple and concurrent sexual partners is the most important single behavior change associated with reduction in HIV-infection rates (the other major factor is male circumcision)."
612-623Pastor Rick Warren calls in to say the distinction is between slowing AIDS and stopping AIDS. 
Support the correct use of condoms every sexual encounter.
Limit the number of partners, because studies have also shown that the greatest risk is in multiple partners.
Offer needle exchange. Studies have shown that in some places clean needles can slow down the transmission of HIV.
Wait for sexual debut. Studies have shown that the younger a person is at their his or her sexual encounter, the more likely it is that he or she will be infected with HIV. So if you can encourage people to wait until they're older, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, before they have their first sexual encounter you can slow down the spread of HIV.
Save sex for marriage.
Teach men and boys to respect and honor women and girls. If men continue to treat women with such disrespect, HIV will be on our planet for a long time to come. So there's a discipleship element.
Offer treatment through churches. We think that those things that I told you about, those six things that churches can do, when the church is involved, it can stop the spread of AIDS.
Partner with one person for life.
644-652 – • WSJ (3/19/09) Guantanamo Detainees May Be Released in U.S.
• TIME (3/18/09) The New Calvinism.
• Rupert Murdoch (3/19/09) I am not Jewish but...
• Karl Rove (3/18/09) Obama Gives the GOP an Opening.
• Dick Morris (3/19/09) The Fed's Futile Move.
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