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 sky is falling, so we must shoot the dog." Bird Dog has always been fond of claiming that global warming is the only thing that can save New England from the coming ice age, or at least delay it, in the interest of maintaining our property values. There is no market for land buried under a mile-thick glacier. So it's nice to see someone else, namely The Ornery American, cast a jaundiced eye on global warming:
"If you want a perfect example of this, look at the Kyoto Protocols. The consensus among serious scientists is that the Kyoto Protocols, even if they were completely implemented, would not have any serious effect on global warming for the next century.Yet they insist that we should adopt and obey the protocols with all the force of law that international treaties have. Why? Because it will show that we take the problem seriously. Because it's a first step. Because it's the Right Thing. In other words, we should blindly obey even though we know that it's pointless. " Read entire: Click here: World Watch - March 6, 2005 - Global Warming: Fighting Off the Ice Age - The Ornery American