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Friday, May 3. 2019
Friday morning links
Your Love Of Wine Is Driving ‘Climate Change’ Or Something
Berkeley Cracks Down on Coffee Cups
Saving the earth, one Starbucks cup at a time
Most Austrians don’t know 6 million Jews were killed in Holocaust
Leftist comedian Bill Maher: 'Nothing is free...Neither is college'
At Williams College, Zionists Need Not Apply. The hall of shame.
What are they drinking at Williams? And where are the adults?
Here Comes the Government, Protecting You from Cauliflower Rice
High School Mulls Removing George Washington Murals Because They 'Traumatize' Students
New York Times issues correction after calling Jesus a 'Palestinian man' instead of Jewish as it continues to face criticism for anti-Semitic cartoon of Trump and Netanyahu
DePaul professor defends pro-Israel op-ed, says he 'will not be silenced'
When Loretta Met Bill on the Tarmac
Baltimore Mayor Pugh resigns after month on leave amid investigation into her business deals
NYT: New Details Emerge About Connection Of Bidens To Ukrainian Corruption Scandal
DIGENOVA LOOKS AHEAD
Spying on Trump: AZRA TURK, IF THAT REALLY IS YOUR NAME
FBI Sent Investigator Posing As Assistant To Meet With Papadopoulos In 2016
Trump Campaign Responds to NY Times Report Finally Admitting Obama Admin Spied on Him and His Campaign
"Democrats and the media are turning the AG into a villain for doing his duty and making the hard decisions that special counsel Robert Mueller abdicated."
Barr laid it on the line with the simple question the Russia Hoaxers can’t answer
Liberal Hack and Idiot Mazie Hirono Attacks the President and Slanders AG Barr and Demands he Resign — It Gets So Bad Lindsey Graham Jumps In
It is war. They lost the Mueller battle, now want to find ways to continue the war.
Ilhan Omar Says U.S. to Blame for Venezuela's Problems
Why do other member states feel so positive about staying in the EU?
European Elections: "The Battle for Europe has Begun"
The U.S. and Saudi Arabia Can’t Get a Divorce. Despite Yemen, Khashoggi and U.S. energy independence, the relationship is critical for both sides.
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Wine and climate change, spelling reform and climate change:
"Wired" ran a recent article about Jakarta's subsidence from aquifer depletion, which is running at something like 10 inches a year. There also presumably is some kind of sea-level rise occurring or expected, at a rate so minuscule or uncertain that the article never dares to put any number on it. One centimeter a century? A negative number? We're left to guess. But sure enough, no solution can be found to Jakarta's destruction but the elimination of climate change. Doom! Doom!
Also, the article assures us the same thing is happening to coastal cities all over the world, because they're all pumping water out of their aquifers too fast and subsiding for other completely non-climate-related reasons. Some are subsiding up to a foot a year. But they, too, face doom from climate change, which is raising the sea levels at a mysterious rate that not only can't be quantified, it can't even be mentioned. Oh, and there's storm surge, too, which the article doesn't bother tying to climate change at all except by dark and indirect implication.
But it's totally about climate change, you deniers.
Wired isn't what it used to be. But then... what magazine is these days? I've got a few issues of Popular Mechanics from the 1940s, and they're college-level compared to the current grade-school level they've dropped to.
And Popular Science is down to bi-monthly. (Probably soon to be quarterly... and then gone.)
BTW, I'm thinking NOAA's going to be dialing back on the "Oh, we're so screwed" narrative. Apparently a lot of the warming is due to bad station siting and urban heat island effects... which people have been pointing out since the early 2000s.
It would also seem that the raw data from long-term rural stations aren't seeing a significant rising trend.
The more reality departs from the AGW models that show catastrophic warming, the louder the screaming about how WE MUST DO SOMETHING!!!! - which seems to solely consist of throwing more taxes on carbon. I wouldn't even mind them that much if the money was going towards research and a crash-build of nuclear power plants - but atomic power is icky so we can't use THAT nasty stuff. Instead we're supposed to count on windmills and solar to keep the lights on...
I like the "NO HATE HERE" signs at Williams. It shows how ignorant the sign holders are.
Trump on Times Report: He'll hammer the NYT with that for the rest of his life. As well he should!
Did the Gang Of Z just run away and hide? I've seen nothing from him/them for some weeks.
Re: When Loretta Met Bill on the Tarmac
What if Bill and Loretta's meeting was about much more than that column suggests. What if Bill was giving Loretta a heads up on the shenanigans they had set in motion so she didn't accidentally mess it up. If she had stumbled on and compromised one or more of the players or noticed some strange goings on and had not realized that it was part of a scheme (with aims she certainly agreed with) she might blow the whistle on it.
If she to make sure the scheme was not impeded, she had to know something about it so she could look the other way or even lend a hand.
This theory does not preclude the possibility that Bill used some threats to ensure her cooperation but willing or not, the result would be the same.
A number of people have pointed out that he didn't need to make any demand at all. Simply giving Lynch the appearance of being compromised would give her the plausible deniability to punt on deciding if Hillary should be indicted. Comey had no standing to make such a decision.
Everybody knew what their part was, and didn't have to be told.
I was disappointed that DiGenova was not picked for AG (though his confirmation would surely have been even more difficult). I have had very little confidence in the various IGs in place and I wasn't sure that I really trusted Barr except that DiGenova has had nothing but good things to say about him. Again, I'll defer to DiGenova and start to become optimistic that most of the facts of the coup attempt will come out and instigators will be prosecuted!
I'm starting to believe that Mrs. Mudbug and I will be sitting in the same place we were when Trump was elected eating popcorn and watching people like Comey, Brennan, and Clapper fitted for orange jumpsuits.
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