Even the European Union has begun to realize that many Green Energy and Climate Change prevention companies are nothing more than scams.
According to the Daily Telegraph of London, "The European Commission is to order Britain to end wind farm subsidies. Officials have told ministers that the current level of state support for renewable energy sources must be phased out by the end of the decade."
Some lifelong Democrat Party voters are beginning to doubt the Marxist idealism of President Barack Obama, U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. They are waking up and discovering a strong appeal of the Green Party.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "A familiar face among Houston's progressive political activists is running for to help create buzz for the . Nothing too unusual there, except is running in Congressional District 13 in the north Texas panhandle, some of which is 600 miles from his home."
Real Estate developers and foreign investors are flooding cash into the city of Bangalore, India.
The Economic Times reports that, "India is likely to witness the second highest demand for office space in 2014 among the top 30 cities in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a report by property consultancy Cushman & , which says Bangalore is expected to be the biggest market in the country due to the expansion of IT, ITeS and multinational companies."
Many Japanese women believe that visiting the Yasakuni Shrine, which honors Japanese war criminals, is a trendy thing to do. They are buying up war criminal lucky charms as gifts.
According to the Yomiuri Shimbun, "Visiting shrines has become popular among young women recently, apparently because sengu, or rare events of reconstruction or repair of facilities at major shrines, were carried out last year at the Ise Grand Shrines in Ise, Mie Prefecture, and Izumo Taisha grand shrines in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture."
Syrian rebels are training for the Syrian World Cup soccer team by using decapitated heads as soccer balls. And they hope that US Sen. John McCain (R.-Az.) will be their designated coach.
Pravda reports that, "And where is the accountability and responsibility regarding their western terrorist-masters? Terrorists playing soccer not with balls but rather with the heads of Syrian civilians, decapitated. The images are shown in a video released Saturday (28) on social networks, showing the same armed men fighting for more than two and a half years to end overthrow the government in Damascus."
A mystery radioactive cloud is hovering above Fukushima, the site of a nuclear power plant that collapsed in March 2011 after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the region.
According to Russia Today, "Fresh plumes of most probably radioactive steam have been detected rising from the reactor 3 building at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, said the facility’s operator company."
Russian President Vladimir Putin may not have won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013, but he scored acclaim from the Times of London as the '2013 International Person of the Year.'
The Moscow Times reports that, "British newspaper The Times has named President its "International Person of the Year" for 2013, topping off a year that saw the Russian president's every move inspire intense scrutiny and divided opinions at home and abroad."
It's time for the Dallas Blog to look into its trusty crystal ball and gaze upwards at the constellation so we can embark on predictions for the year 2014. Just kidding, I'm not a fortune teller nor do I claim to hold special ESP skills. Yet, it's fun to make predictions for the year ahead. So let's see:
Big story for 2014
Terrorism: Radical Islamist terrorists will spread deep into Southern Russia and Western China and score numerous deadly attacks. They will likely strike mid-sized cities in isolated rural areas. That's because local governments can't afford expensive anti-terror equipment and manpower. The attacks will increase fears amongst the citizens as they start to doubt their governments can really protect them. Moscow and Beijing will respond with a greater power grab and implement much stronger public security measures. At first, the Russians and Chinese will worry about the heightened public security measures, but as terrorists continue their attacks, they will begin to support the measures and patriotism will grow stronger. Russia and China will become stronger allies amidst the War on Terror.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia, a Conservative, has launched a campaign to promote stronger business values and to combat pesky environmentalists.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, "In an opinion piece in The Australian newspaper, Newman, the Prime Minister's pick as head of his Business Advisory Council, claimed high energy costs caused by the carbon tax and the renewable energy target, introduced under the Howard government, had eroded Australia's competitiveness."