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Not only blatant disregard for security by Obama (and H. Clinton), but not immediately sending a quick reaction force -- they had no idea the attacks wouldn't continue hours longer or that they could save American lives and besides, the two sites must have had large amounts of classified data that should have been secured and also to collect evidence of culpability. Regarding whether or not Obama should be held liable for his major errors -- a study of those errors should be in order and should include (1) pending disaster of Healthcare/ socialized medicine; (2) Reckless spending programs causing massive deficits further endangering our future economy; (3) Planning to close Gitmo, stop interrogations of terrorists to help save American and other lives; reducing our nuclear weapons capability; (4) throwing trillions (eventually) away on useless efforts to combat the false crisis of anthropogenic global warming, such as discredited cap-and-trade plan, solar and wind fiascoes; (5) Not properly addressing the Iranian nuclear threat or supporting the anti-regime protests that were crushed; (6) wasting huge amounts of money ($787 billion) on a stimulus package that helped no one nor created more jobs; (7) Appointments
From green jobs czar Van Jones and science advisor John Holdren to Atty. Gen. Eric Holder, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and safe schools czar Kevin Jennings, Obama filled his administration with left-wing zealots; (8) Allies left out to dry when he gave up missile defense systems in Eastern Europe to please the Russians; (9) continuo usly
apologizing for America’s when a President should be proud of our accomplishments and efforts to make this a better world; (10) Partisanship -- Despite his claim that his "transparent" presidency would usher in a new era of bi-partisanship, it has been just the opposite.
It's simple to wax philosophic, study one's own navel, sing "om's" around a campfire or hold religious views about forgiving everyone no matter what they've done. I say simple because the real ones who have changed the world for the betterment of humanity didn't do that. They gave their lives fighting oppression and their white marble gravestones dot the landscapes at beautiful, grassy plots by the thousands in Europe and the Pacific theatre in the Philippines. They alone stopped the enslavement of humanity that was the goal of despots from Hitler to Tojo and from Stalin to Mao -- and a lot of petty ones in-between. War is always tragic and kills innocents ...but it's often been necessary. Unfortunately, brave troops couldn't save some six million or more in Hitler's death camps ... but it would have been much better if they could have saved those victims with force of arms than feeling they should "forgive their killers" afterwards.
A most excellent letter from someone who knows the truth about this issue. Speaking of Dr. Don Easterbrook, he edited a favorite and very informative book on this subject entitled, "Evidence-Based Climate Science (Data opposing CO2 emissions as the primary source of global warming." (2011). I'll include the key features here:
- Authored by the world's leading climate scientists, each with more than 25 years of experience in the field.
- Offers an unbiased analysis of scientific data -- readers can see for themselves the evidence for the amount and timing of global temperature changes.
-includes extensive analysis of the physics of CO2 as a greenhouse gas and its role in global warming
- Provides comprehensive citations, references, and bibliography
Anyone who reads this book would be foolish to continue assuming the science is settle and the "debate is over" ... it isn't by a long shot.
Fair enough, Paco ... I will spend some time with those volumes and report back. Much of my own research to date has indicated a contrary view about the impact of 'renewable' energy' both now and in the future (solar and wind). Sometimes Popular Mechanics can be a fairly reliable source of information but (in the speculation department at least) sometimes not.
I believe the AGW hypothesis is false, PearlY, but would be satisfied if it was (at least) considered either 'unproven' or 'undetermined' -- certainly not 'settled' as Gore and others are wont to do. Could anthropogenic CO2 have some slight impact on temperature? Perhaps ... but if so, not significant enoughto drive serious warming or climate change. Solid 'falsification' may indeed be difficult but there is much evidence that the steady rise of CO2 since the Industrial Age has coincided with a steady rise in temperature -- which hasn't been the case .... temperature has risen and fallen.
BRAVO! I driven down Rose almost daily for many years and was amazed that consideration was being given to reducing the four lanes to 2.5 (with the .5 being a silly barely-used turn lane). And bikes can use the nearly-deserted sidewalks. Nice to see some common sense being employed here.
Yes, conservation and stopping real pollution (not CO2, which isn't pollution) are admirable and very worthwhile efforts. We've come a long way in turning around problems with dirty air, water and environment. My beef is with the trillions of wasted dollars being spent and planned to fight CO2 output ... which is also set to cripple our industrial output and make costs of electricity "necessarily skyrocket" as Obama stated when talking about shutting down the coal industry. That will NOT be beneficial to humanity and will instead set back development of Third World nations.
Good points, PearlY -- windmills are not only a blight on our landscape and massive killers of eagles and other birds (well documented) but an unsustainable scam that cannot exist without our tax money subsidizing them. They will one day require more money to dispose of these wind farms. Regarding this letter, the author completely misunderstands one of my points -- I was NOT calling Steven Luckstead gullible ... I was referring to those masses of people who believe the misinformation (and disinformation) of those pushing this AGW hysteria. In fact, I like and enjoy Luckstead's articles very much and have for years. Except this last one on the false anthropogenic global warming hypothesis.
PearlY, I give you a salute and standing O regarding that long note in defense of the NRA -- bravo! Would like to make one comment, however, on the Boston (Watertown) police incident. I've always been a staunch supporter of law enforcement and do understand this was an unusual case with the two "American Jihadist" terrorists. But I must question VERY strongly that they apparently went on a house-to-house warrantless search, forcing all law-abiding residents out of their homes, searched them thoroughly outside then entered their homes and searched each residence. That could not be more unconstitutional and -- in my opinion -- intrusive way beyond the pale. I think there should be a dialogue about that. There is a video available that shows a residence's occupants being forced out at gunpoint, frisked a number of times and run down the street, gauntlet-style while the home was searched. Amazing that behavior is allowed in our supposedly-free country, much less applauded.
Glad you agree on that point, Barracuda. I'm no quick draw gun handler (by a long shot, pun intended) -- but with a little practice I (or anyone) can certainly hit the magazine release button (of an AR15) and replace the dropped one with a full one in not much over two seconds (and release the bolt, chambering a new round). Any magazine ban is just a useless "feel good" measure.
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