We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The admission of foreign students is something policymakers haven't focused on sufficiently. Such visas should only be granted for graduate schools and four-year colleges — no high schools, community colleges, or technical schools, like the Golf Academy of America, the California School of Dog Grooming, or John Paul's Hair, Nails & Skin Care Institute, all of which are on the list of approved schools to admit foreign students.
Liz Cheney is definitely a star in my book. When the media hacks were all atwitter earlier this year about waterboarding, Ms. Cheney applied a royal smack down to Norah Odonell and any other questioner she went up against. She is smart, experienced and resolute, and I would love to see her run. It doesn't have to be high office, just a highly strategic one.
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Oh, there are plenty of Flight schools on the approved list along with Jean-Paul's Hair Academy. And lots of posh boarding-schools too. And a lot of the music-festivals that train young musicians, such as Aspen and the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. You have to watch out for those dancers.
Coldest winter: winter varies greatly each year and greatly by region, as all the weather phenomena do. I've been watching the predictions for years and I don't recall every seeing a follow-up in May to audit the predictions from October.
Sorta like one November when I saw the National Enquirer's "predictions" for 2001. Never saw an article about which 2000 predictions came true and which failed.
Related: there are some interesting articles, focused on Climate Audit and Watt's Up WIth That, accusing the Mann gang of outright fraud in data selection.
Geoff ,,, "outright fraud in data selection" has been the rule ever since this manufactured kerfuffle about climate change started and the computer whizzes 'forgot' to include the Medieval Warming Period in their initial calculations, thus producing the infamous 'hockey stick' graph on which all this nonsense has been based.
Marianne: you and I would hope that outright fraud in the data, complete failure of models to actually model observed weather, and the fact that CO2 can't do (literally cannot) what Gore and Gang say it will do, would bury this farce. It hasn't so far, though.