In a cruel twist of fate, by the 1960s the antidrug campaign had become a huge industry. There were people who benefitted from it despite the fact that it is illegal and was ruining millions of lives.” “Who benefits from it?” Dave asked. “The livelihoods of police, bureaucrats, judges, lawyers, and many others depend on drugs being illegal and remaining illegal. And, like many other industries, the drug prohibition industry is a growth industry; it grows by making more and more laws which are increasingly pervasive and harsher and have less constitutional basis.”
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Abdusamatov claimed that the upper layers of the world's oceans are - much to climatologists' surprise - becoming cooler, which is a clear indication that the Earth has hit its temperature ceiling already, and that solar radiation levels are falling and will eventually lead to a worldwide cold spell."Instead of professed global warming, the Earth will be facing a slow decrease in temperatures in 2012-2015. The gradually falling amounts of solar energy, expected to reach their bottom level by 2040, will inevitably lead to a deep freeze around 2055-2060," he said, adding that this period of global freeze will last some 50 years, after which the temperatures will go up ag
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Global Warming, as we think we know it, doesn't exist. And I am not the only one trying to make people open up their eyes and see the truth. But few listen, despite the fact that I was one of the first Canadian Ph.Ds. in Climatology and I have an extensive background in climatology, especially the reconstruction of past climates and the impact of climate change on human history and the human condition. Few listen, even though I have a Ph.D, (Doctor of Science) from the University of London, England and was a climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg. For some reason (actually for many), the World is not listening. Here is why.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
It’s insane how we Americans are bent on regulating each others’ behavior. Witness seat belt laws (yes, you should drive with your seat belt on, but having cops pulling you over to enforce it?), drug laws, licensing laws, zoning laws, eminent domain abuses, blue laws, “free speech zones;” the list goes on ad nauseum. We think of ourselves as free, but we are simply the most regulated society in history. And we have more new rules, laws, and regulations pouring out of our legislatures and bureaucracies every year than any other country ever. We just can’t get over this uniquely American obsession of outlawing each other’s behavior—and fining or jailing those who don’t comply or conform.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Took 3 months but I did it. I got bad beat stories to last at least til 3 million lol.
Patty's going to Tracy's house Monday so I'll probably be a bit lonely. Need to get up to Jeremy's place in Idaho to pick up my new utility trailer and get to work this summer.
Today’s climate scientists, like the scientists of old, are basing their alarmist conclusions and predictions on observation and a relatively poor knowledge of the factors that affect the Earth's climate. Temperatures are increasing, human industrialization and population are increasing; therefore human activity is causing temperatures to increase. Where are the experiments to test this hypothesis? We are assured that all of the papers on global warming are “peer reviewed,” and so their conclusions are valid. But were not heliocentrism, Phlogiston theory, and spontaneous generation, all subjected to their equivalent form of peer review? Worse, today’s climate scientists cite the very existence of consensus among them as proof of the validity of their ideas. That is not science, it is indoctrination. Science is skepticism. Those brave enough to buck the modern orthodoxy and test hypotheses contrary to the accepted view are doing the only true science in this field.
We all know those Nigerian bank emails are scams. But I know the email I just got from a bank in Burkina Faso is going to make me rich. Here's how.
Could you send him my email address? I want to get in the ground floor. I can spell Africa so I know I have a leg up on the rest of you suckers. Maybe I can buy a country or two and play army man. Wow I can't wait to here from these people. My address is HilaryClinton@hotmail.com. Please forward as soon as possible.Thank you
Friday, January 26, 2007
Well, well. Some “climate expert” on “The Weather Channel” wants to take away AMS certification from those of us who believe the recent “global warming” is a natural process. So much for “tolerance”, huh? I have been in operational meteorology since 1978, and I know dozens and dozens of broadcast meteorologists all over the country. Our big job: look at a large volume of raw data and come up with a public weather forecast for the next seven days. I do not know of a single TV meteorologist who buys into the man-made global warming hype. I know there must be a few out there, but I can’t find them. Here are the basic facts you need to know: *Billions of dollars of grant money is flowing into the pockets of those on the man-made global warming bandwagon. No man-made global warming, the money dries up. This is big money, make no mistake about it. Always follow the money trail and it tells a story. Even the lady at “The Weather Channel” probably gets paid good money for a prime time show on climate change. No man-made global warming, no show, and no salary. Nothing wrong with making money at all, but when money becomes the motivation for a scientific conclusion, then we have a problem. For many, global warming is a big cash grab.
Friday, January 12, 2007
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
I just needed to get back to betting and raising correctly. Play premium cards and bet them to the hilt. Raise or fold.
Found this on digg / News . Reminds me of some of my dad's relatives for some reason:
Woman wants kids back after social worker marries ex A woman says she was persuaded to give up custody of her four children by a social worker who secretly dated and later married her ex-husband. More ...
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Thursday, January 04, 2007
And as we’ve seen from our elected officials in Washington, they’re no different from most national politicians. They reward their friends (the people who help them get elected) and punish their enemies (the people who support their opposition in an election). It’s not personal, it’s just business. There’s a lot of money to be made controlling the levers of government, and thus it attracts the sort of people who are willing to use government to enrich themselves (or their friends). It’s only rarely that we have stories like that of William “Cold Cash” Jefferson, but none who watch government can realistically claim that slightly less egregious (and often completely legal) affairs don’t go on every day.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Twenty-three people were trapped in a cave for nearly twelve hours on New Year's Day, when a twenty-five-stone (a really big bitch) woman got stuck in a small cave known as the 'Tunnel of Love'. More…
Monday, January 01, 2007
Friday the 13th, 2029
On April 13, 2029, asteroid 2004 MN4 will fly past Earth only 18,600 miles (30,000 km) above the ground. For comparison, geosynchronous satellites orbit at 22,300 miles (36,000 km). "At closest approach, the asteroid will shine like a 3rd magnitude star, visible to the unaided eye from Africa, Europe and Asia--even through city lights," says Jon Giorgini of JPL. This is rare. "Close approaches by objects as large as 2004 MN4 are currently thought to occur at 1000-year intervals, on average." Read more here
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