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2011-05-27 11:04:00

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The same organization that challenged NOAA to bragging rights for the best hurricane forecast last year using a trained chimp armed only with a pair of dice and a craps table is challenging the agency again: This time by putting two fifth graders up against the multi-billion dollar federal agency. The comedy video challenge can be found online at http://youtu.be/yz_oPwMosEk. "NOAA may have beaten our trained chimp, Dr. Hansimian, last...

2011-05-25 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier gave a liberal answer to every question posed by the National Center for Public Policy Research about Merck's support of ObamaCare at Tuesday's Merck shareholder meeting in North Branch, New Jersey. National Center for Public Policy Research Vice President David Ridenour asked Frazier if Frazier would commit to sharing with Merck shareholders the amount of money Merck spent through PhRMA pushing for passage of...

2011-05-12 12:13:00

Ford CEO Pressed on Ford's Membership in Anti-Energy USCAP Lobbying Group at Annual Shareholder Meeting by National Center for Public Policy Research WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ford CEO Alan Mulally has committed to reconsidering his company's membership in a corporate-environmental movement lobby organization, the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), that exists solely to lobby for federal laws limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Mulally was pressed on the...

2011-04-27 11:51:00

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Public Policy Research will grill Johnson & Johnson executives over the firm's lobbying for bigger government Thursday, April 28 at the company's annual shareholder meeting in New Brunswick, New Jersey. National Center General Counsel Justin Danhof will demand specific answers about the company's pro-ObamaCare lobbying that Johnson & Johnson CEO William C. Weldon promised to provide but failed to do. A...

2011-04-27 09:23:00

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials from the National Center for Public Policy Research will present a Climate Change Risk Disclosure shareholder proposal at the GE shareholder meeting Wednesday. If adopted, the proposal will require GE management to follow SEC guidance by disclosing the business risk from changes in the scientific, legislative and political landscape regarding developments in climate change. Participating in the shareholder meeting are Tom...

2010-12-01 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NOAA made a monkey out of Dr. James Hansimian, The National Center for Public Policy Research's trained hurricane-forecasting chimp, by producing a more accurate hurricane forecast for 2010. Today marks the official end of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season. While it is still possible that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's forecast will be wrong, as hurricanes sometimes occur outside the official season, one thing is...

2010-11-01 13:15:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are expressing disgust over the left's lack of real respect for the First Amendment in light of the uproar among professional liberals that ABC News invited conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart to contribute opinions on election night. "Silencing speech is the consistent theme used by progressives," said Project 21 full-time Fellow Deneen Borelli. "Not too long ago, NPR threw Juan...

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2010-05-18 12:35:00

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's track record in predicting the number of Atlantic hurricanes is so abysmal that a trained chimp could do better, says The National Center for Public Policy Research, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. The group is putting this claim to the test, issuing a 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Forecast today determined by a chimpanzee, "Dr. James Hansimian." The forecast is being issued in advance of NOAA's May "Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook,"...

2010-05-18 11:32:00

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's track record in predicting the number of Atlantic hurricanes is so abysmal that a trained chimp could do better, says The National Center for Public Policy Research, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. The group is putting this claim to the test, issuing a 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Forecast today determined by a chimpanzee, "Dr. James Hansimian." A video of Dr. Hansimian and his methodology...

2009-12-18 16:42:00

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Public Policy Research is showcasing the hypocrisy of the carbon-emitting travels of global warming activists at COP-15 in Copenhagen by offering conscience-clearing "hypocrisy offsets" to attendees. The hypocrisy offsets parody carbon offsets sold and traded allegedly to allow people to live carbon-neutral lives. The hypocrisy offsets also highlight the insincerity of world-traveling, energy-guzzling COP-15 delegates....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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