Control vs. Cooperation / Consensus vs. Science

Control versus Cooperation? During a conversation or presentation an individual begins asking questions.  How the proponent responds to comments and questions illuminates true motivations and underlying outcomes.  The proponent can openly discuss questions or personally attack the questioner.  Why? In life, their are takers and givers.  Takers benefit more than givers and participate as long…

EPA colludes with Billionaires; “chain of environmental command”

U.S. Senate Committee on Environmental Works,  Minority Report issued 30 July 2014, link here: REPORT: The Chain of Environmental Command EPW Republicans release in-depth environmental collusion report, “The Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA” July 30, 2014 U.S Environment and Public Works…

Lomborg’s Senate testimony

Originally posted on Climate Etc.:
by Judith Curry Because   there   is   no   good, cheap   green   energy,   the   almost   universal  political  choices   have   been   expensive   policies   that   do   very   little. There   is   much   greater   scope   for   climate   policies to   make   the   total   climate   cost   greater   through  the   21st   century. – Bjorn Lomborg Yesterday the U.S. Senate…

Constitution: legal change

The Constitution of the United States Article. V. The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to…

The raw politics of science

Originally posted on Climate Etc.:
by Judith Curry  The myth that there is no politics of science is dangerous as it prevents the important and urgently needed institution of some democratic control of the existing system of politics within the commonwealth of learning. – Joseph Agassi Climate Etc. has previously addressed in numerous posts the…

Hamas member praises kidnapping of Israeli teens

Muhammad Nazal Member of Hamas’ political bureau Al-Quds TV (Hamas) June 16, 2014 “The heroic capture operation that happened will have, in my opinion, very great consequences.  It is a milestone in the history of the Resistance and the Palestinian struggle — A Struggle that is filled with such heroic operations.  Once again, a heroic…

Democracy? No! James Madison explains

“…democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention;  have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property;  and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths…”  James Madison, Federalist #10, 1787-1788 The federal government was purposely designed in a way to…

“…But when a long train of abuses and usurpations,

pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter…

We need more scientific mavericks

For more than 20 years I have been explaining, “science” and “results” are controlled by politicians’ monies.  If the scientist’s conclusions support the politician’s goal of taking control of, and/or taxing a sector; then the “scientist” will have access to more governmental monies.  If conclusions are reached which do not provide the sought after “evidence”…

What’s so great about America?

D’Souza vs. Ayers at Dartmouth 30 January 2014 This is learning.  Actively listen. Consider if both Ayers and D’Souza are being honest or misrepresenting truth? Evaluate the difference in their points of view. Ayers; Chicago tops Ayers list.  What is Chicago’s reputation? Notice how expert Ayers is at interweaving “collective authority” and “democracy” and “social…

O-Care premiums to skyrocket

Not my words, The Hills’ words: Health industry officials say ObamaCare-related premiums will double in some parts of the country, countering claims recently made by the administration. The industry complaints come less than a week after Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sought to downplay concerns about rising premiums in the healthcare sector.…

Obama voices his plans to bankrupt coal producers and to “skyrocket” electricity rates

“Under my plan, of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” at 2:15 into the next video: “If somebody wants to build a coal powered plant they can.  Its just that it will bankrupt them . . .” Hmmmm, as Joe always says, progressives can’t help but brag about their evil plans.…

Let’s get high and destroy the planet?

Is this a quandary for dope smoking tree huggers who believe in global warming? Do I keep smoking pot and destroy the planet? …What about all the coal (fossil fuels) and fertilizer and water and electricity and pollution and… …oh man… …this is so stressing me out…. …sounds of a deep inhalation… …I’m really hungry………

Destroy civilization? Destroy energy creation, including wood stoves

ENERGY is CIVILIZATION!     Bill Whittle explains here. A Progressive opines, “What to do?”  Destroy as many energy sources as possible.  One asks, what is the largest group of electricity producing power plants in America?  Coal.  Coal fired plants provide 40% of America’s energy usage.  Progressive Obama’s EPA recently issued new regulations to kill…