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More Unverified Assertions Passed Off as Science in IPCC v4

The notion that the Amazonian Rainforest is at increased risk due to global warming – as stated in the IPCC v4 report from 2007 – was taken from a WWF report that was not part of any peer review process. … Continue reading

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Government is Working For You

I knew that government employees were faring better than private enterprise employees, and that government pensions were a looming burden for us all – but this article in Reason really lays out the situation. Plus, it’s nice to have a … Continue reading

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Thanks For Stopping By

Sorry for the dearth of posts, I’ve started my teacher certification classes and so my evening activities have been focussed more on reading assignments than writing blog posts. I think I’m adjusting to the new work load and will resume … Continue reading

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Why I like Joe Lieberman

A good interview in the online WSJ with Joe Lieberman – covering both healthcare and Afghanistan. My favorite quote on the public option for the healthcare bill, “If we create this, it’s going to run deficits. Not for evil reasons. … Continue reading

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Climate Research Unit’s Response.

Here is the Climate Research Unit’s response to the leaked emails and comments. Their response to the “trick and hide the decline” email is here: One particular, illegally obtained, email relates to the preparation of a figure for the WMO … Continue reading

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Health Care Again

If you are a regular NPR listener you probably already listened to this two part series on Health Care. I wish there was a transcript, I find it quicker to read than listen. It’s still interesting. National Review has a … Continue reading

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Counterfactual

Unemployment above 10%. $176B federal budget deficit in October. Khalid Sheikh Mohammad to enjoy all the protections of the American criminal justice system. No gay marriage anywhere. The President of France telling our president to get real. Yankees win the … Continue reading

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Mel Brooks on the stimulus

This analysis on Reason.com The most relevant information on Recovery.gov is that most of the jobs created or saved are in the public sector. For instance, according to Vice President Biden, out of the 640,329 jobs, 325,000 went to education … Continue reading

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“What is irrational …

…is to expect genuine creativity in a world dominated by politicians.” One of many fun quotes in this article by Richard Fernandez at PJM’s Belmont Club. Richard is discussing the out of context quotes from Robert Reich regarding “letting old … Continue reading

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Nonsense Sharpens the Mind

This New York Times article describes recent research suggesting that – since we are hardwired to search for patterns that confirm our expectations – we work extra hard to find meaning when we are confronted with nonsense. The search for … Continue reading

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