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Tuesday, March 20. 2018
Toon stolen from Never Yet Melted
Cultural appropriation worries ruin St. Patrick's Day
Why chocolate is a very appropriate way to celebrate Easter
Staying fit is a great way to stave off dementia
Middle School Reading Lists 100 Years Ago
Minneapolis School Officials Try To Figure Out Why Black Students Suspended More Than White Peers
Why do we categorize people by race if race is a social construct?
Creative destruction, the Uber effect, and the slow death of the NYC taxi cartel
I feel sad for immigrants who borrowed 1.4 million for a medallion a few years ago. However, we like Uber
If Finland Is The 'Happiest Country In The World,' Why Is Everyone Coming to the US?
Global warming on trial, and the elementary error of physics that caused the global warming scare
New York Times Columnist Warns Of Climate Change While On Company’s Global Private Jet Tour
DC council member apologizes after blaming snowfall on Jewish bankers controlling climate
Why apologize? Everybody knows that the Jews control the weather
Suspended from school for Family Pictures at Gun Range
College Student Given The Boot For Claiming There Are Only Two Genders
If gender trumps sex, then why do trannies want to change sex?
Opportunity for all
Californians fed up with housing costs and taxes are fleeing state in big numbers
When it's the ruling class which is protesting: Let's Call Liberal Activists 'Regime Hate Squads'
Obama's DOJ Forced Deletion Of 500,000 Fugitives From Gun Background Check System
Ex-Obama Campaign Director Drops Bombshell Claim on Facebook: 'They Were on Our Side'
Facebook was meddling in our election
Straight-Shooting Non-Partisan Former Civil Servant John Brennan Seems to Threaten Sitting President
Holier than thou is a nasty attitude
The Coming Collusion Bloodbath
That's called "Islamophobia"
Muslim Activist Asks Why Britons Fear Islam – Then Beats Heads at Speakers’ Corner after Tommy Robinson Speech
How Much Do the Palestinians Actually Pay for Terror?
Steyn on the UK: A nation of cuckolds
The Upside-Down Morals of Today's Britain
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"Global warming on trial"
There are many variables in weather and climate that constantly either combine or counterbalance to create what we see as our climate. Our climate is not stable but for the past 12,000 years or so has been fairly stable and moderate. One of those larger fluctuations was the mini ice age that ended around 1850. It was inevitable that after the mini ice age ended that our climate would regress to the mean which means gradually warming since 1850. We still had fluctuations as the many variables interacted. The extreme heat of the 1930's. The much colder climate in the 1950's and 60's and the rather mild and pleasant warming of the 1990's. There is simply nothing unusual with our climate and the so-called global warming that some people stress about is actually our climate returning to normal. A very pleasant mild benevolent climate.
Climate change was an artifact created by activists and pseudo-scientists back in the 50's. The difference then from today is that the climate change was global cooling. The grifters realized that they could use the slight cooling trend to scare people into thinking that the world was going to end or something and maybe gain some notoriety or even profit from the scare. Unfortunately for these phonies the mild climate of the 80s ended this scam until the relatively mild warming of the 90's opened up the opportunity for the uninformed to be scammed again. But this time a new twist was added. It wasn't just a few oddball authors and activists who were running the scam, this time it was left wing Marxist socialists who were playing for big bucks and a power grab. This alone made the scam enticing to power brokers and money grabbers everywhere and the scam took on a life of it's own. It became larger than ever thought possible because everyone who embraced it believed it was the golden goose that would make them rich and/or give them power beyond belief. That is why as the warming disappeared the scam did not.
Now the scam requires historical data changes to make it appear that there was continued warming and every weather anomaly must be over hyped by a willing and eager MSM to keep the scare alive. Even as the grifters see the payoff slipping from their hands they continue the scam and double down. They are desperate, they are out of control, they often in their desperation expose their fraud but no matter because it is now do or die. Who knows when there will be another cyclical warming or cooling cycle that could be exploited again. They are now bitter clingers and like Hillary are making fools of themselves but this is the only game that they have and they are desperate to make it work.
Re College student given the boot for claiming there are only two genders.
Anybody who has taken a German language course knows there are three genders, masculine, feminine and neuter. Of course, in French there are only two.
Three genders is strictly small-time!
The Bantu languages can have up to 19 noun classes (depending on the particular language), all of which require a system of agreement involving pronouns, adjectives and verbs.
Minneapolis School Officials Try To Figure Out Why Black Students Suspended More Than White Peers.
For starters, they might consider consulting some articles on the topic. Prior problem behavior accounts for the racial gap in school suspensions.
Climate change is natural. Get used to it!
Finland: It's COLD up there.
Comey's coming book: He wants/hopes to get his story out before Horowitz's report. Which could blow Comey out of the water.
Telford; One might hope that Queen Liz would speak to Parliament about this, though what good that would do is questionable.
Once you accept that race and gender are fixed, innate, socially constructed, fluid, and immutable, you have only one more thing to believe before breakfast.
re Steyn on the UK: A nation of cuckolds
The most basic function of government is to keep order and protect its citizens. The UK can't even seem to do that. One wonders how long the indigenous population will put up with it? Forever perhaps?
I posted something on Facebook about the businesses streaming out of California on their way to Texas. An old high school friend explained to me that people really only leave California because it's so expensive to live there, which paradoxically means that California is a really great place. Anyone who could afford it would stay there. That proves it's much better than Texas. So I guess the more people who escape, the better it is, and everyone in both states should be happy. Eventually, though, it will just be Bill Gates, a dozen rich friends, and about 20 million people on welfare.
I get what you're saying but it might be news to Melinda that Bill no longer lives in Washington (state).
Whoops, forgot he didn't live there! Well, some other Blue-model oligarch.
I just don't get how a campaign official could be dumb enough to admit that they were being given something nobody else was being given, that's a contribution-in-kind and violates several laws related to donation limits and corporate donations. Are they that ignorant or just that arrogant that they know the laws don't apply to them?
I thought you might be interested in knowing the following, and I have to tell somebody (I can't think of anywhere else on this site to post this, so, apologies):
I live in 80's @ Madison. Last night I hear loud singing from the street (I'm on the 7th floor) -- something you don't hear in the parts. It grew louder, and made me curious so I opened my blinds and saw a small group of people marching with signs walking against traffic on Madison. They were chanting in the usual protest fashion. The only words I could make out were, "F-ck the Po-lice!"
The troublemakers, who in any normal place would have been rebuked for disturbing the peace, actually had a police escort. In fact, you know those special black cars with police lights that are used in VIP escorts around the City? That's what was leading and following this group -- the wrong way down Madison Avenue.
So, instead of being told to sit down and shut up, Mayor DeBlasio provide these rabble-rousers with a VIP escort to march through the neighborhood screaming "F-ck the Po-lice!!!".
On a lark I Googled "NYC Protest" and found, on the "Protest Calendar" -- did you know there is such a thing? -- that this disturbance was a scheduled "Black Lives Matter" event. Here's the link to the "protest calendar": http://takeactionnyc.com/nyc-protest-event-calendar/#event|peoples-monday-for-alteriawoods|5028
The loud little march was out of earshot within a few minutes but the disturbance it caused me lingers. And judging by the things being shouted down to the protesters from various windows on Madison, I wasn't the only so affected.
I hope this was of interest to you.
Great blog, by the way.
I live in 80's @ Madison.
My first interpretation was that in the 1980s you lived in Madison, Wisconsin. Then I read "7th floor," which is not very common in Madison, Wisconsin. Then I read Mayor Bill, so I am re-oriented to Manhattan. Coincidentally, I recently read Carlo Levi's
Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year of enforced exile in the 1930s in Italy. Turns out that Mayor Bill's maternal grandmother came from Grassano, the town where Levi spent most of his year of exile.