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Saturday
May092009

CEI Weekly: RIP Jack Kemp 

>>Shaping the Debate

[VIDEO] Chris Horner on the White House Energy Summit

Chris Horner featured on Fox News

http://ceiondemand.org/2009/05/05/chris-horner-on-the-white-house-energy-summit/

 

GM Troubles Repeat British Auto Industry Mistakes of the 1970s

Iain Murray featured in The Washington Examiner

http://cei.org/articles/2009/05/04/gm-troubles-repeat-british-auto-industry-mistakes-1970s

 

Green Jobs: All Pain for No Gain

William Yeatman featured in Townhall Magazine

http://cei.org/articles/2009/05/01/green-jobs-all-pain-no-gain

 

 

>>Best of the Blogs

RIP Jack Kemp

by Fred Smith

"He believed—as we do at CEI—that the American people were not predisposed to favor the growth of Leviathan. He worked throughout his career to promote free market ideas to progressives, minorities, and traditional liberals. Jack was a conservative who believed that a more just and egalitarian society could best be achieved by free market policies. Firm in this belief, Jack was a happy warrior, always eager to speak to all and sundry with respect and grace. He will be missed."

http://www.openmarket.org/2009/05/04/rip-jack-kemp/

 

Eco-sailors rescued by oil tanker

by Marlo Lewis

"'An expedition team which set sail from Plymouth [England] on a 5,000-mile carbon-emission free trip to Greenland have been rescued by an oil tanker,' BBC News reports. . . The irony of an oil tanker rescuing anti-fossil fuel crusaders was of course not lost on theBBC."

http://www.openmarket.org/2009/05/06/eco-sailors-rescued-by-oil-tanker/

 

Cockroaches Win

by Angela Logomasini

"If New York regulators get their way, the only other option will be for people to hire an exterminator. So basically, if your income is too low and your kid has allergies and asthma related to cockroaches, you will be out of luck. The cockroaches win, you loose."

http://www.openmarket.org/2009/05/07/cockroaches-win/

 

So, Mr. Waxman, how much global warming will your bill avert?

by Marlo Lewis

"The Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade (energy tax) bill aims to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions . . . by 2050 . . . MAGICC reveals that an 83% reduction in U.S. emissions 'will only produce a global temperature 'savings' during the next 50 years of about 0.05ºC.'"

http://www.openmarket.org/2009/05/06/so-mr-waxman-how-much-global-warming-will-your-bill-avert/

 

Destabilizing Afghanistan: the Quagmire Expands

by Hans Bader

"The anti-American Taliban extremists are resurgent not only in Afghanistan, where they once sheltered Osama Bin Laden, but also in neighboring Pakistan (which has nuclear weapons) as well. Thousands of Pakistanis are fleeing the Swat Valley, which is dominated by the Taliban."

http://www.openmarket.org/2009/05/05/destabilizing-afghanistan-the-quagmire-expands/

 

Status Report on International Climate Treaty

by William Yeatman

"There are only seven months until the global community plans to adopt a successor climate treaty to the failed Kyoto Protocol in Copenhagen, but negotiators are far apart on the most important issues-binding emissions cuts and paying for a global green energy revolution . . . It is my strongest hope that this deadlock persists, so that we all may be spared the burden of an ill-conceived, economically ruinous climate change mitigation treaty."

http://www.openmarket.org/2009/05/01/status-report-on-international-climate-treaty/

 

 

>>CEI in the News

Washington Times--Myron Ebell

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/may/04/green-lobby-guides-democrats-on-climate-bill/

 

The Orange Country Register--Iain Murray

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/co-murray-one-2387599-billion-century

 

The Korea times--Iain Murray

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2009/05/202_44239.html

 

National Review Online--Iain Murray

http://article.nationalreview.com/print/?q=NDU3ZGZmMzI5ZDliMjk2OTU1Yzk2MWM5YTJkNmZhNDQ=

 

The Daily Sentinel--Chris Horner

http://www.gjsentinel.com/hp/content/news/opinion/stories/2009/05/01/murdock_carbon.html

HumanEvents--Iain Murray

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=31696

 

Daily Herald--Iain Murray

http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/307672/59/

 

Right Side News--Hans Bader

http://www.rightsidenews.com/200905054664/culture-wars/-hate-crimes-prevention-bill-signals-worse-coming.html

 

 

>>Podcast

Episode 41: SCOTUS Scurry

We begin with a farewell to famed quarterback, Republican Congressman and former CEI Distinguished Fellow Jack Kemp. We then move on to China’s flu-related roundup of Mexican nationals, the race to replace Justice Souter and the new opportunity to SuperPoke the President of the United States. We round out the show with Andrew Cuomo’s allegations of scandal and a modest helping of Olympic News.

http://www.libertyweek.org/

 

 

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Saturday
May092009

NH-DOC Annual Plant Sale Scheduled

(Concord, NH) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announced the annual Career and Technical Education Horticulture Program plant sale will run May 18-22, 2009 at the greenhouse behind the North End Transitional Housing Unit in Concord. A wide variety of flowers, herbs, and vegetable plants will be sold to the public with proceeds to benefit the Horticultural Vocational and Career Development Program.

 

Flower varieties include pansies, violas, marigolds, impatiens, geraniums, petunias and snapdragons. Vegetables and fruits include cucumbers and multiple varieties of tomatoes. Herbs include Parsley and Basil.

 

Most six packs are $2.50. Some plants are priced higher depending on the variety. Customers may visit the greenhouse at 281 North State Street, Concord, from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during any day of the sale. Stock is limited. Payment must be made by check only. No cash or credit cards will be accepted.

 

“Vocational classes such as the horticulture program provide offenders with the tools, resources, and skills that will help them obtain employment and assist in successful re-entry into the community,” Commissioner William L. Wrenn said.

Friday
May082009

NH DHHS - A Fourth NH Resident Confirmed Diagnosed with H1N1 (Swine) Flu

Additional Probable H1N1 Cases Announced

 

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced a fourth New Hampshire resident has been confirmed with the diagnosis of H1N1 influenza. The patient is a 3-year-old from the greater Nashua area. The child was tested early last week out of state after becoming ill while on vacation with family. DHHS is announcing three new probable cases. The latest cases include an adult from Nashua, an adult from Hudson, and an 11-year old from Keene. The Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) is still investigating these cases. All individuals in New Hampshire identified as confirmed or probable H1N1 cases are recovering and doing well.

 

Summary of New Hampshire Cases as of May 8, 2009

Four cases of H1N1 Confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC has confirmed H1N1 influenza in two Concord Hospital employees, a resident from the Upper Valley, and a 3-year-old from the greater Nashua area.

 

Eleven Probable Cases Awaiting Confirmation

New Hampshire is currently awaiting confirmation of H1N1 virus in the

following cases:

18-year-old Kearsarge High School student

15-year-old New Hampton School student

13-year-old Nashua resident (attends school in Massachusetts)

19-year-old Kearsarge High School student

Second 13-year-old Nashua resident

Derry resident

Rochester resident

10-year-old Bedford resident

Nashua resident

Hudson resident

11-year-old Keene resident



Samples tested

Through Friday afternoon, the DHHS Public Health Labs completed testing on
608 samples. Of these, 574 tested negative for seasonal flu and H1N1, 20
samples tested positive for seasonal flu, the remaining samples are
detailed in the data above.

 

DHHS wants to remind everyone to stay home from work or school if you feel sick; cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve when you cough or sneeze; and wash your hands. These steps can help stop the spread of illness.

 

For questions about H1N1, possible symptoms, travel information, or other issues related to this illness residents can call 1-888-330-6764 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily. For more information on H1N1 flu, visit www.dhhs.nh.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/H1N1flu

 

Friday
May082009

Daily Grind: Questions Follow New Deputy HUD Secretary into Office 

EXCLUSIVE: Records violations ensnare housing nominee
Ron Sims withheld information from King County residents on the controversial building of Qwest Field.

 

Union and ACORN Wage Inspectors Coming to a Corner Near You
The U.S. Department of Labor is becoming the "U.S. Department of Labor Unions."

 

Monitoring "Extremism"
"[W]e do not - nor will we ever - monitor ideology or political beliefs..." except for all the Internet "chatter" the Department monitors.

 

Capitalism in Crisis
Richard Posner notes that the financial crisis' root cause was easy money from the central bank.

 

 

 

Friday
May082009

NH DHHS - CDC Confirms Third H1N1 (Swine) Flu Diagnosis in NH Resident

Additional Information on Two New Probable Cases of H1N1 Virus

 

Concord, NH – Dr. José Montero, the Director of Public Health at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced confirmation of a third New Hampshire resident diagnosed with H1N1 influenza. DHHS received the confirmation from the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC). This diagnosis of H1N1 is in an Upper Valley resident who was considered a probable case pending final confirmation of test samples sent to the CDC. DHHS is also announcing two new probable cases that are currently being tested for H1N1. The latest cases are an adult from Rochester and a 10 year old from Bedford. The Division of Public Health (DPHS) has determined there are no potential exposures in the case of the Rochester resident; the case from Bedford is still being investigated.

 

Summary of New Hampshire Cases as of May 7, 2009

 

Three cases of H1N1 Confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The CDC has confirmed H1N1 influenza in two Concord Hospital employees and a resident from the Upper Valley.

 

Eight Probable Cases Awaiting Confirmation

 

New Hampshire is currently awaiting confirmation of H1N1 virus in the following cases:

18-year-old Kearsarge High School student

15-year-old New Hampton School student

13-year-old Nashua resident (attends school in Massachusetts)

19-year-old Kearsarge High School student

Second 13-year-old Nashua resident

Derry resident

Rochester resident

10-year-old Bedford resident

 

Samples tested

 

Through Thursday afternoon, the DHHS Public Health Labs completed testing on 549 samples. Of these, 519 tested negative for seasonal flu and H1N1, 19 samples tested positive for seasonal flu, the remaining 11 are detailed in the data above.

 

DHHS wants to remind everyone to stay home from work or school if you feel sick; cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve when you cough or sneeze; and wash your hands. These steps can help stop the spread of illness.

 

For questions about H1N1, possible symptoms, travel information, or other issues related to this illness residents can call 1-888-330-6764 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily. For more information on H1N1 flu, visit www.dhhs.nh.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/H1N1flu