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.
We’re not scientifically there yet. Despite what you may have heard in the media, there is nothing like a consensus of scientific opinion that this is a problem. Because there is natural variability in the weather, you cannot statistically know for another 150 years.” — UN IPCC’s Tom Tripp, a member of the UN IPCC since 2004 and listed as one of the lead authors and serves as the Director of Technical Services & Development for U.S. Magnesium.
Let's have a worldwide debate. I think it's all about money and power and politics, and that science has little to do with it. The Wikileaks confirm that. Over my years here at the Farm, I have become convinced that 99% of "crises" are trumped up. Always ask "Cui bono?"
That I believe that some warming would be great for the planet and for mankind has nothing to do with it. It's too cold in NYC today, and I don't have 150 years to wait and see.
Using the Russians to influence the presidential election was nothing new for Carter.
Schweizer reveals Russian documents that show that in the waning days of the 1980 campaign, the Carter White House dispatched businessman Armand Hammer to the Soviet Embassy.
Hammer was a longtime Soviet-phile, and he explained to the Soviet ambassador that Carter was "clearly alarmed" at the prospect of losing to Reagan.
Hammer pleaded with the Russians for help. He asked if the Kremlin could expand Jewish emigration to bolster Carter's standing in the polls.
'Carter Won't Forget That Service'
"Carter won't forget that service if he is elected," Hammer told Dobrynin.[\i]
--only mention it now because of NJ's [i]"I have become convinced that 99% of "crises" are trumped up. Always ask "Cui bono?"
...so i'm thinking, does anybody give a damn anymore that Armand Hammer (Occidental Petroleum)was deeply involved in Carter's Love Canal crisis --the crisis that gave us the environmental superfund that has paid green Dem-connected organizations some 500 billion so far, in 70s dollars? That the spearpoint in that elaborate scheme --wholly driven by NYC media --was a young Carol Browner, now Obama's energy, or whatever, Czarina?
As usual, i can't make Maggie's HTML tags work --the above was supposed to quit the italics after the name 'Dobrynin' and go to normal text to set up the quote from NJ. Nitpick, but the picture of the text is all wrong now, so i hadda yadda yadda blah blah
We seem to have been bouncing from one crisis to another, ever since 9/11. Anyone who believes the financial meltdown was just another accident of capitalism, just hasn't been paying anywhere near enough attention. Crisis, after crisis, after crisis --and Constitution-destroying solution after solution after solution. None of which have worked, but "it coulda been worse!"
Yeah. Right. It could've been worse. it could also have been better --MUCH better: no crisis at all to begin with! It is all deliberate, my friends --all deliberate. I say this not off the top of my head, but after a more intense year of reading than looking back i can even believe i've done.
The latest crisis is Wikileaks, of course --and what it's aimed at is the internet, and the three people AFSCME just declared a boycott against: Rush Limbaugh, John Stossel, and Glenn Beck. Judge Napolitano won't be far behind --just watch.
AFSCME: Association of Federal, State, County, and Municipal Employees.
Wants YOU to boycott communications people, and their sponsors in private industry.