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.
For two decades and counting, we citizens of the land of the free and the home of the brave have happily traded freedom for every scrap of bogus safety dangled before us. Indeed, we have devoted prodigious energy to inventing threats that demand the sacrifice of liberty, privacy and even basic human dignity.
Blowing threats out of proportion is, of course, the stock in trade of TV news, whether the menace in question is a summer rainstorm or the distressing stains revealed when an investigative reporter shines ultraviolet light on a freshly laundered bed sheet at an upscale hotel. But television reflects its viewers' attitudes as well as shaping them, and clearly there exists a very large audience receptive to the never-ending theme: Life is meant, ever and always, to be safe--and you're not safe.
Nigerian activist and Nobel laureate for Literature Wole Soyinka:
England is a cesspit. England is the breeding ground of fundamentalist Muslims. Its social logic is to allow all religions to preach openly. But this is illogic, because none of the other religions preach apocalyptic violence. And yet England allows it. Remember, that country was the breeding ground for communism, too. Karl Marx did all his work in libraries there."
Since Copenhagen there have been weekly revelations that the IPCC used non-valid sources for some of its exaggerated claims. If such activities took place in the corporate world, the courts would be full. All the poster displays of a forthcoming climate catastrophe such as Himalayan glaciers, Amazonian forests, inexorable rise in global temperature, Arctic ice, polar bears, retreating Kilimanjaro ice, etc., have been shown to be implausible, wrong, or fraudulent.
...the results of three different peer-reviewed papers show that over a period of 36 years, there is no reduction of OLR emissions in wavelengths that CO2 absorb. Therefore, the AGW hypothesis is disproven.
InstaPUNK has a [sort of] guest post abput Global Warming.
"I have a lot of mindspace invested in this, in part because I am a science teacher looking for a golden opportunity. If I can disabuse some of the die-hards in the next generation who have bought into the farce, I'd be happy. Our school is in the midst of a 'green cup challenge' that has some kids studying in the dark with a flashlight and such..."
It includes a link to a PDF examining the Climategate EMails in some (148 pages) detail.
Now, that is more than I feel like reading, but for those so inclined - have at it!
Re: Milksop Nation
It seems the folks at Goldman Sachs along with Soros and others of his ken have been quietly destroying the Western economic system while citizens in the U.S. and Europe allowed themselves to be distracted by whatever: Brittany Spears to Gore's global warming to Obama's "Hope and Change." Goldman helped Greece hide its debt so it could enter the EU -- and now threated the economic stability of multiple countries.
Meanwhile, Soros, John Paulson and formet Goldman exec Mauchin (along with dimwits in our government) have manipulated the TARP bailout funds to make themselves fortunes at the expense of U.S. taxpayers:
No wonder Dems are bailing out. Everyone of these guys should be roomimg with Bernie Madoff, including a few notables in the GOP, the Treasury, the financial industry, academia (especially in economics)...and the MSM as there were whistle-blowers who were totally ignored (Brooksley Born) by the egos-that-be.