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.
This is about a Brit neurosis. How naive can they be? Will they fall for any con? Do they refuse to accept the fact that there are tricksy, dishonest people out in the world? Via Betsy:
Then at the weekend another howler was exposed. The IPCC 2007 report claimed that global warming was leading to an increase in extreme weather, such as hurricanes and floods. Like its claims about the glaciers, this was also based on an unpublished report which had not been subject to scientific scrutiny -- indeed several experts warned the IPCC not to rely on it.
The author, who didn't actually finish his work until a year after the IPCC had used his research, has now repudiated what he sees has its misuse of his work.
His conclusion: "There is insufficient evidence to claim a statistical link between global warming and catastrophe loss."
Yet it was because of this -- now unproved -- link that the British government signed up to a $100 billion transfer from rich to poor countries to help them cope with a supposed increase in floods and hurricanes.
The "progressives" are playing us for suckers. Look at what they've done with public "education" and the new moves Obama wants to make in the federal edu industry.
The struggle to wrestle the means of production out of the hands of the stupid proles has not gone a well or easily as they'd hoped so they are increasing their attention to "education".
And My Fellow Citizens are to weak to stop them. Despite some recent setbacks for the "progressives" this will be a brief time of hope. It might last until the election but the moment any government handout is threatened We The People will scamper back to the promises of free everything for everyone.
We learned we can vote ourselves other people's money. The republic is doomed. Just a matter of time. We'll cross the 51% of voters paying $0.00 in taxes in another decade or so. After that it is straight over the cliff.