India has the world’s most polluted cities, yet the world doesn’t pay attention




While Beijing’s residents can now breathe a little easier after days of dangerous smog, Delhi’s residents are still enmeshed in a haze that offers no relief.

Last weekend, as a gray smog converged onto Beijing, news headlines and social media users all focused on Beijing’s highest air pollution level in over a year. Yet, while the U.S. Embassy’s reading of Beijing’s air pollution on Monday found a measure of more than 600, it measured an off the charts 999 in New Delhi on its air quality index just two days prior. Further while Beijing’s smog has since blown away, Delhi’s air quality measure on Friday is still in the “very unhealthy” range at 224 Read more…

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Karl Rove doesn’t Care About Ben Carson Winning. He Cares About Ted Cruz Losing.


There are worse people to have influence on this country than liberals, believe it or not. The moderate Republican Establishment has been systematically attempting to destroy the conservative movement for years with more effort put in by them than the Democrats and Karl Rove is among the worst in the group.

I don’t believe that Rove hates America. I think he has bought into the false notion that people like Mitt Romney and John McCain are better suited to win an election and run the country than people like Ted Cruz who believe in conservatism as the core belief that can turn this country around. He’s now going so far as to loosely support Ben Carson by giving him access to his “rolodex” of Republican donors in an effort to put the conservative vote behind someone that Rove feels cannot win the nomination.

Mainstream media latched onto the narrative that Rove was doing this to fight Donald Trump. They took to this narrative hook, line, and sinker as Rove had planned. So far, only Erick Erickson has caught onto the truth that Rove has no fear of Trump but rather sees Cruz as the likely winner in the conservative lane and therefore the biggest threat to his chosen Republican Establishment poster boy Marco Rubio.

It isn’t strictly about his goals to put another moderate up as a sacrifice to the Democratic election machine. It isn’t some lame adherence to the insanity that people like Bob Dole, McCain, Romney, and Rubio have the best chance to win. It’s personal with Rove. He truly hates Cruz. He has attacked Cruz in the past and despite being addressed by the Cruz campaign and proven to be a liar by conservative media, he will do anything in his power to prevent Cruz from ascending to the White House even if it means putting his chosen stooge up to lose to the Democrats.

Karl Rove doesn’t want Carson to win. He doesn’t think that either him or Trump have a realistic shot at the nomination. He also knows that if either or both would fade, that Cruz would be catapulted to the lead and would not be likely to release it. This scares people like Rove more than any other candidacy, even Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. It would be devastating to his do-nothing group of moderate Republicans who keep big government big and corporate America rich.

To Rove, a Cruz Presidency is more dangerous than a Democratic Presidency because it would reveal that Rove’s Republican Establishment has been wrong since 1989. It would demonstrate that success on the campaign trail doesn’t require milquetoast candidates and it would show the world that a strong, conservative leader can do more than a Bush or Clinton any day of the week and twice on Tuesdays.

Karl Rove feels that Ted Cruz will debunk the tenets of the Republican Establishment. He would rather lose the general election with Rubio than to win the White House with an actual conservative.