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Outstanding letter! As The Economist pointed out in a recent edition, the temperature of the earth has, despite gargantuan CO2 emissions, been flat for the past 15 years contrary to what The Polar Bears Are Drowning crowd told us would happen if we did not reduce carbon emission post haste. All of their predictions were based on computer models that were flawed from the get go. The fact of the matter is that the earth has warmed and cooled and warmed and cooled many, many times over the eons, way before the first automobiles hit the road and the first coal burning boilers came online. The global warming alarmists like to cite the so-called Hansen Hockey Stick Graph to support their nutty theory, but that graph does not consider prior cooling periods. There's a short book I read years ago entitled Lying With Statistics, which the disciples of Hansen should read sometime. Or better still, read Steve Gorham's The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism. Oh wait! I forgot! The science is settled! Shame on me!
Hello Dear Friends of the Planet. Here are Igor’s tips for Earth Day:
Use only one square of TP like Cheryl Crow recommends. No one needs more than one square if he/she follows a proper vegan diet.
Or save yer corn cobs. A little twist and yer clean as a whistle.
Mens, use the sink when you take a leak and avoid a flush.
Reverse the "C" and "H" markings on the knobs in your shower. House guests will spend less time showering.
Save the ozone by not bathing and eschewing deodorant. Smell like yourself fool.
Or go European and just wash yer pits and yer privates.
Before spending all yer money on low flow showerheads consider giving nose-plugs to their friends.
Shop at Whole Foods to ensure that you will have no money left after buying groceries for excess consumerism.
Don't buy sweatshop-products from Bangladesh. Sweatshop-products from Honduras are subject to much stricter environmental laws.
Date chubby people in the winter and skinny people in the summer to reduce heating and AC use in your abode.
Carpool with another banger on a different hit to conserve gas when doing a drive by.
Use the freecycle network for used stuff instead of buying new. It's like a free Craigslist without the bizarre sex posts. Not that there’s anything wrong with sex posts.
When planning for a deceased loved one, remember that cremation emits far more carbon than a wood chipper or mummification.
Before maligning "hoarders", remember that they are doing their part to keep garbage out of landfills.
Call in sick to eliminate CO2 emissions occasioned by yer commute to work.
Consider taking the law into yer own hands. Lawsuits and lawyers generate tons of paper and are responsible for the destructions of millions of acres of trees every year.
Getting your news online is greener than reading a newspaper, but it's greenest to just remain completely uninformed.
Join a local environmental group is a great way to meet hippie chicks and . . . never mind.
Buy only ethical investments. You can tell if a fund is eco-friendly if its returns are always outpaced by inflation.
Educate the young about sustainability! They are much easier to brainwash than adults whom are used to conveniences.
Encourage vegetarianism with laws requiring people to listen to the heartbeat of an animal they are about to eat
Support the stoning of motorists who do not buy offset credits to atone for their carbon-based sins.
There are a lot of harmful chemicals in glossy paper, so be sure to always get your porn online
Help balance the power grid load! Wait until after 8pm to use big appliances like dishwashers, dryers and cyber death star lasers.
Help! Help! The polar bears are drowning. I’m gonna buy me some beachfront property . . at Tollgate! Those that still subscribe to the GW nonsense need to read the recent article in the March 30 – April 5 edition of The Economist. The temperature of the earth has been flat for the last 15 years. To my friends on the Left, alls I can say is yer climate models ain’t makin’ it. Hey, I can still remember the 1970s when the same “science is settled” crowd were predicting another ice age. Science is never settled. As Einstein said, “No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right, but a single experiment can prove me wrong.” The environmental movement has nothing to do with the environment, but it has everything to do with politics, i.e., who’s gonna rule. One way the left remains in power is by manufacturing one phony crisis after another and then promising to fix things is we vote for them. But, as H.G. Wells said, “The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.”
Yours in Sustainability,
I agree with Mr. Castleman. The new mural is truly a work of art which imaginatively propels its viewer forward into the seemingly infinite progression of possible reproductions that the artist's practice engenders, whilst simultaneously pulling him backwards in a quest for the 'original' source or referent that underlines the oeuvre of the artist. It is truly a modern art masterpiece. Keep up the good work Mr. Catsiff.
Jim: Well, you’re sure as heck a better shot that I! What’s your definition of an assault weapon? The only differences between what the Left likes to label assault weapons and other semi-automatic rifles are purely cosmetic. Just because they are made to resemble military weapons, which are fully automatic, does not make them any more dangerous than any other rifle except, perhaps, your single shot .22.
I spent three years in the Army, including one year in Vietnam, so I know something about changing magazines. I takes a fraction of a second to eject a magazine and insert another. Limiting the capacity of magazines will do little to stop mass shootings.
The “Science is Settled” crowd really ought to read the article in yesterday’s The Economist , which was cited in “The New Climate Deniers,” a column by Rich Lowry in yesterday’s U.B. on the subject of global warming.
“Over the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar,” The Economist writes. “The world added roughly 100 billion tons of carbon to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. That is about a quarter of all the CO2 put there by humanity since 1750.” Yet, no more warming.
Those of my friends who belong to the The Church of Global Warming have absolutely no patience for non-believers like me who dare to challenge their doctrinal beliefs. If you even suggest that there might be just a few chinks in their system of beliefs they become irate and will scold you claiming that "the science is settled."
I learned a long, long time ago that there's little to be gained by attempting to engage a "true believer" in a discussion on the validity of his religion because most religious beliefs are founded on faith. That is, it's impossible to empirically prove the existence or non-existence of the Resurrection. Christians accept things like this as true on the basis of faith and ancient anecdotal evidence.
However, when it comes to pseudo religions like global warming it really is possible to test the tenants of the faith of the true believers. Alls you gotta is measure temperature dummies. The planet has warmed and cooled and warmed and cooled long before carbon emissions. And the fact of the matter is the planet ain't gotten any warmer over the past fifteen years despite what the faithful know and believe to be Gaea's honest truth.
In his State of the Union address Obama railed that if Congress won't act to save the planet then he will by executive fiat. Totalitarianism is all about control and what better way to control the masses than to make them think that they're all gonna perish if we don't do something about global warming now! How insidiously perfect for a leftist tyrant!
This sort of nonsense has been going on since the first publication of Silent Spring. There seems to be something about the human condition that makes people want to believe in this sort of hogwash despite all evidence to the contrary. And that's why the likes of Obama and Inslee continue to push for more and more stupid, needless, economically destructive, environmental regulation. Whatever it takes to gain and remain in power. That’s all that matters to these hucksters.
Dr. Philpot is spot on. Our refusal to permit the Keystone pipeline is absolutely absurd. Regulation is strangling business, especially environmental regulation, where the marginal benefits to be derived from the further tightening of regulation are so small that in most cases they cannot even be quantified. Every dollar that is spent by business on attempts to comply with all the foolish regulation is one less dollar that could be put to use expanding plant and hiring more workers. Only the private sector can create real jobs. We cannot spend our way to prosperity by expanding the scope and size of government. We are truly living in a world gone insane.
What would be wrong with having armed guards at schools? At least the students and teachers would have a chance if someone like Adam Lanza strolls in with a rifle and opens fire.
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