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News of the Week - May 6
24:59
May 6, 2021
Eileen Griffin covers the biggest stories from this week in the Heartland Daily News. References stories: U.S. Economy: Explosive Increase in Incomes and Spending Is Very Bad News https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/04/u-s-economy-explosive-increase-in-incomes-and-spending-is-very-bad-news/ Napolitano: Unconstitutional Tsunami of Debt Will Harm the Economy for Decades https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/04/napolitano-unconstitutional-tsunami-of-debt-will-harm-the-economy-for-decades/ Republicans Push Back As Biden's Proposed Spending Requests Top $6 Trillion https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/04/republicans-push-back-after-biden-lays-out-ambitious-democratic-agenda/ Amazon's Rejection of Unions In Alabama Is a Big Loss for Big Labor https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/04/amazons-rejection-of-unions-in-alabama-is-a-big-loss-for-big-labor/

24:59
May 6, 2021
Eileen Griffin covers the biggest stories from this week in the Heartland Daily News. References stories: U.S. Economy: Explosive Increase in Incomes and Spending Is Very Bad News https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/04/u-s-economy-explosive-increase-in-incomes-and-spending-is-very-bad-news/ Napolitano: Unconstitutional Tsunami of Debt Will Harm the Economy for Decades https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/04/napolitano-unconstitutional-tsunami-of-debt-will-harm-the-economy-for-decades/ Republicans Push Back As Biden's Proposed Spending Requests Top $6 Trillion https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/04/republicans-push-back-after-biden-lays-out-ambitious-democratic-agenda/ Amazon's Rejection of Unions In Alabama Is a Big Loss for Big Labor https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/04/amazons-rejection-of-unions-in-alabama-is-a-big-loss-for-big-labor/
 
6:09
May 6, 2021
John Kerry finally told the truth. We could cut our carbon emissions to net-zero and it still won't change a thing. If it's worthless, why cut carbon dioxide emissions at all? Read more: https://climaterealism.com/2021/04/john-kerry-bidens-climate-czar-admits-u-s-carbon-dioxide-emission-cuts-are-pointless/
 
1:02:12
May 6, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Cameron Sholty, and Chris Talgo present episode 293 of the In the Tank Podcast. The ITT crew revisits the topic of anti-conservative censorship on social media in light of the recent news of Facebook’s decision to continue to ban President Donald Trump. Afterwards, they discuss the recently announced ban on menthol cigarettes and why the government is allowed to act as a “nanny state.” ITTe245 - John Samples Interview https://youtu.be/LnmnlPn0p4M SOCIAL MEDIA BIAS Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Trump Ban, Calls for Further ‘Reexamination’ to Determine Final Penalty https://www.nationalreview.com/news/facebook-upholds-trump-ban-calls-for-further-reexamination-to-determine-final-penalty/ FB Oversight Board – Case decision 2021-001-FB-FBR https://oversightboard.com/decision/FB-691QAMHJ/ MENTHOL BAN / NANNY STATE Heartland Institute – Policy Tip Sheet: Tobacco Harm Reduction 101: Menthol Bans https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/policy-tip-sheet-tobacco-harm-reduction-101-menthol-bans Cato – Are Prohibitionists About to Revisit the Law of Unintended Consequences - This Time With Tobacco? https://www.cato.org/blog/are-prohibitionists-about-revisit-law-unintended-consequences-time-tobacco FEE – Why Is the Nanny State so Popular? https://fee.org/articles/why-is-the-nanny-state-so-popular/ Gov.uk – New obesity strategy unveiled as country urged to lose weight to beat coronavirus and protect the NHS https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-obesity-strategy-unveiled-as-country-urged-to-lose-weight-to-beat-coronavirus-covid-19-and-protect-the-nhs
 
19:09
April 30, 2021
Al Gore EXPOSED. Did you know he sold a TV network and profited with $100 million of fossil fuel money? And that's just the start... Check out www.climaterealism.com for more.
 
21:58
April 30, 2021
Eileen Griffin gives the biggest stories from this week in the Heartland Daily News. Referenced stories: Biden Tax Increase Proposal Hits Stock Market Hard, Kills Gains https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/04/biden-tax-increase-proposal-hits-stock-market-hard-kills-gains/ Montana Gov. Gianforte Signs Election Reform Bills https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/04/montana-gov-gianforte-signs-election-reform-bills/ Unlock Michigan Petition Will Advance, Could Revoke 1945 Law Used by Whitmer during Pandemic https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/04/unlock-michigan-petition-will-advance-could-revoke-1945-law-used-by-whitmer-during-pandemic/ Republicans Rally for Constitutional Amendments Limiting Pennsylvania Governor’s Emergency Powers https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/04/republicans-rally-for-constitutional-amendments-limiting-pennsylvania-governors-emergency-powers/ Lockdown, Labor Laws, and the Digital Economy https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/04/lockdown-labor-laws-and-the-digital-economy/ Entrepreneurs Proving Key Factor in Economic Recovery https://heartlanddailynews.com/2020/10/entrepreneurs-proving-key-factor-in-economic-recovery/
 
1:12:58
April 29, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Nate Myers are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 292 of the In the Tank Podcast. The climate alarmist activist group, the Extinction Rebellion, has been targeting the Biden Administration, arguing they are not taking climate change serious enough. The ITT crew discusses the XR as well as a new report from the Center of the American Experiment about the Vacant Land Myth and why Wind and Solar energy projects are doomed to fail. EXTINCTION REBELLION Stopping Socialism TV – Climate Change Lunatics Won’t Stop Gluing Themselves to Things https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NxZN3E-Gxg&t=156s Daily Mail – Activists dump wheelbarrows full of MANURE outside the White House in protest that Biden’s climate plan is too little, too late https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9500175/Climate-activists-dump-wheelbarrow-cow-manure-outside-White-House-protest-climate-plan.html Extinction Rebellion is giving environmentalists a bad name https://ipolitics.ca/2021/04/27/extinction-rebellion-is-giving-environmentalists-a-bad-name/ CLIMATE CHANGE Powerline – Why Wind and Solar Energy are Doomed to Failure https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/04/why-wind-and-solar-energy-are-doomed-to-failure.php CotAE – Not in Our Backyard https://files.americanexperiment.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Not-in-Our-Backyard-Robert-Bryce.pdf
 
19:24
April 23, 2021
Eileen Griffin gives the biggest stories from this week in the Heartland Daily News. Referenced stories: Eight States Have Enacted Laws Limiting Governors’ Emergency Powers since the Start of the Pandemic https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/04/eight-states-have-enacted-laws-limiting-governors-emergency-powers-since-the-start-of-the-pandemic/ Arkansas Legislature Passes Bills Tightening Signature Verification, Absentee Ballot Requests https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/04/arkansas-legislature-passes-bills-tightening-signature-verification-absentee-ballot-requests/ New Arizona Law Bans Outside Money to Help Run Elections https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/04/new-arizona-law-bans-outside-money-to-help-run-elections/ Joe Biden's Bid to Remake America https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/04/joe-bidens-bid-to-remake-america/
 
4:46
April 23, 2021
Heartland Director Steve Milloy, proprietor of JunkScience.com, joined "The Ingraham Angle" on Fox News Thursday to talk about President Biden's climate summit on Earth Day. "There is a reason why Earth Day and Lenin's birthday are on the same day," he said. "This is just a totalitarian power grab." The world's poor will suffer most under Biden's plans.
 
18:57
April 23, 2021
Heartland Director Steve Milloy, proprietor of JunkScience.com, joined Newsmax TV's Spicer & Co. on Thursday to talk about President Biden's climate summit and the radical plans he wants to implement. He was joined by Heartland friend Daniel Turner, executive director of Power the Future.
 
1:15:35
April 22, 2021
In this preview of Heartland’s 14th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-14) on Oct. 15-17 in Las Vegas, the Heritage Foundation’s Kevin Dayaratna, Ph.D., gave a brief presentation on his new paper with Ross McKitrick and Patrick Michaels on climate sensitivity, agricultural productivity and the social cost of carbon. https://climateconference.heartland.org/ This event was live-streamed at 3 p.m. ET on April 22, 2021. About Kevin Dayaratna: https://www.heritage.org/staff/kevin-d-dayaratna In my research at Heritage, I have extensively examined the integrated assessment models used to estimate the social cost of carbon (SCC) that have been used as a basis for regulating the energy sector of our economy. In particular, I have examined their robustness to a variety of assumptions, including specification of a discount rate, time horizon, and an equilibrium climate sensitivity distribution and found that these models are highly sensitive to reasonable changes to these assumptions and thus highly prone to user manipulation. In this research (co-authored with Ross McKitrick and Pat Michaels) published in the peer reviewed journal Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, we examine yet another assumption in one of the integrated assessment models - the agricultural productivity component of the FUND model. We find that this assumption is based on outdated research and vastly understated. Under a variety of reasonable adjustments to this aspect of the model, however, the FUND model results in a net zero or negative SCC, suggesting that there may be effectively zero or perhaps even net benefits due to a moderate amount of climate change.
 
1:29:43
April 22, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Nate Myers present episode 291 of the In the Tank Podcast. Today's topics: Earth Day and COVID fears perpetuated by the media. Is Earth Day effective? Will the left eventually embrace population control? Will the “pause” of the J&J vaccine discourage people from getting vaccinated? The ITT crew discuss these questions and more. Show notes: EARTH DAY UN – Earth Day 2021 Is Set to Galvanize Climate Action (1 Billion people participating) https://unfccc.int/news/earth-day-2021-is-set-to-galvanize-climate-action (This Earth Day, let’s be more like Genghis Khan) The Guardian – Why Genghis Khan was good for the planet https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2011/jan/26/genghis-khan-eco-warrior FEAR & COVID-19 Reason – The FDA’s Decision To Pause J&J Vaccination Will Kill People https://reason.com/2021/04/13/the-fdas-decision-to-pause-jj-vaccination-will-kill-people/ NYT – Covid coverage by the U.S. national media is an outlier, a study finds https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/24/world/covid-coverage-by-the-us-national-media-is-an-outlier-a-study-finds.html (The referenced study) – Why Is All COVID-19 News Bad News? https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/sites.dartmouth.edu/dist/4/2318/files/2021/03/Why-Is-All-Covid-News-Bad-News-3_22_21.pdf
 
1:32:18
April 20, 2021
On Tuesday, April 20 center-right climate experts took part in a one-hour webinar hosted by The Heartland Institute to discuss Biden’s extreme climate agenda heading into Earth Day and the Global Climate Summit, which will take place on April 22 and 23, 2021. Speakers: Steve Milloy, Founder, JunkScience.com PDF of slides: https://www.heartland.org/_template-assets/documents/Climate%20Presentations/Milloy-Biden-Climate-Summit-2021.pdf James Taylor, President, The Heartland Institute PDF of slides: https://www.heartland.org/_template-assets/documents/Climate%20Presentations/Taylor-Biden-Climate-Summit-2021.pdf Gregory Wrightstone, President, CO2 Coalition PDF of slides: https://www.heartland.org/_template-assets/documents/Climate%20Presentations/Wrightstone-Biden-Climate-Summit-2021.pdf Myron Ebell, Director, Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Energy and Environment PDF of slides: https://www.heartland.org/_template-assets/documents/Climate%20Presentations/Ebell-Biden-Climate-Summit-2021.pdf Websites to visit: Heartland Institute https://www.heartland.org/index.html Climate Conference Oct 15-17, 2021 https://climateconference.heartland.org/ Climate Realism https://climaterealism.com/ Climate at a Glance https://climateataglance.com/ NIPCC http://climatechangereconsidered.org/ Junk Science https://junkscience.com/ Competitive Enterprise Institute https://cei.org/issues/energy-and-environment/ CO2 Coalition http://co2coalition.org/