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  • Reply to: Greenpeace Responds to National Review Piece by Richard Garneau of Resolute Forest Products   4 days 11 hours ago
    According to Resolute's own webside, resolutevgreenpeace , Greenpeace's claims are these: "These alleged claims arise from, among other things, Greenpeace’s self-described “Resolute: Forest Destroyer” campaign falsely accusing Resolute of, among other things: (a) “destroying endangered forests,” and “operating and sourcing wood . . . in violation of law”; (b) causing the “destruction of endangered species” and “critical caribou habitat” and risking a “Caribou Herd Death Spiral,” “extirpation” and “extinction;” (c) “abandoning” and “impoverishing” the Boreal’s indigenous communities; and (d) impairing the Boreal’s ability to mitigate climate change." It's really hard to imagine ANY forestry company not guilty of claim (d); "imparing the Boreal's ability to mitigate climate change", even if they conduct forestry with the best of intentions. So Resolute objecting to that claim just makes them come across as incapable at assessing themselves critically.
  • Reply to: Greenpeace Responds to National Review Piece by Richard Garneau of Resolute Forest Products   6 days 14 hours ago
    Given Greenpeace's penchant for encouraging its members to break laws across the world, "organised crime" seems a pretty good desctiption. And a lawsuit seems quite a good direct approach. GP running scared again? Good. Take them down.
  • Reply to: America's Inefficient and Ineffective Approach to Border Security   1 week 1 day ago
    The virtual fence is actually vary effective. The most notable is the virtual fence in south west Arizona. Along the Goldwater range it has shut down the border, no one can get through without being seen. Enforcement has been the problem. If DES is being told not to enforce the border it doesn't matter what kind of security you use. That was Napolitano's job, she stopped funding for the fence and tried to shutdown enforcement debate and authorization of any kind of fence. Her famous, "Show me a 50' wall I'll show you a 51' ladder." Show me a 51' ladder, I'll show you nearly 6 minutes to get security forces in place, and how are they going to get down from the top of that 50' wall without killing themselves that's almost three seconds of acceleration followed by a sudden stop.
  • Reply to: Fake "Handwriting" Boosts Junk Mail Open Rate   1 week 3 days ago

    This article was written six years ago, and now this "handwritten" junk mail is everywhere. As with all advertising tricks, these things are easy to spot once you've seen enough of them.

  • Reply to: Exposed by CMD: KIPP's Efforts to Keep the Public in the Dark while Seeking Millions in Taxpayer Subsidies   2 weeks 6 days ago
    I don't support kipp in any way, but this article is useless unless you put the numbers alongside those from non-charter public schools of similar sizes from the same districts numbers for comparison. Running schools costs an INCREDIBLE amount of money. I'm surprised by phrases such as "six figure salaries" (gasp!)--which by the way public school principals make, as they should for doing that crazy hard job (charter schools often title what we call principals as executive directors). We don't need to attack acknowledging educators as professionals (if only because that's a different debate entirely) It all sensationalizes and steers us away from the important data... Which is those kids getting kicked out so they aren't part of the stats. Bad reportage is undermining this very important article.