Waiting for it to be Over…

So there we were, having a casual morning conversation when my lovely wife said something interesting.

It was brilliant in it’s simplicity.

We had been talking about the Middle East and our current approach to ISIS when she looked at me and said; ‘It’s like he’s waiting for it to be Over.’.

‘He’ is our President… and ‘it’ is his second term in office.

Indeed.

 


A former White House science advisor speaks out about “settled science”

Mike:

Hogwash! We Know ALL there is Know about Everything that matters. The Age of Questioning is Over… now is the time to ‘Nudge’ the ignorant Masses into Our Enlightened Future. Sorry… An Enlightened Future… The (?) Enlightened Future… whatever. It won’t Hurt as Much if you just Stop Arguing and do what we say!

As usual, a directly funny and informative post from WUWT. Are you following him? Why Not?

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

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Climate Science Is Not Settled

We are very far from the knowledge needed to make good climate policy, writes leading scientist Steven E. Koonin

The idea that “Climate science is settled” runs through today’s popular and policy discussions. Unfortunately, that claim is misguided. It has not only distorted our public and policy debates on issues related to energy, greenhouse-gas emissions and the environment. But it also has inhibited the scientific and policy discussions that we need to have about our climate future.

My training as a computational physicist—together with a 40-year career of scientific research, advising and management in academia, government and the private sector—has afforded me an extended, up-close perspective on climate science. Detailed technical discussions during the past year with leading climate scientists have given me an even better sense of what we know, and don’t know, about…

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Can’t we all just get along?

No.  We can’t.


You Must be Forced to Care.

There are Diseases in The World which Progressives believe have been left unaddressed by the Major World Powers.

The thinking goes that we, Lazy-Stupid-Spoiled Western Masses, simply don’t care if it doesn’t effect us. You can find evidence of this mindset within the fight against AIDS as well as other life threatening diseases…. Like Ebola.

And certain others such as the Enterovirus.

So how might a World Power be motivated to address those sicknesses that we, Americans, have Intentionally Ignored?

Import them.

Yes, that’s what I said…

Bring them here so We can experience them…  Some of us Die from them…  And All of us Fear them.

The contingency that subscribes to the idea we are ‘all citizens of the world’ is not beyond bringing sickness to our shores if it means we will devote our resources to fighting the illness’ we previously ignored.  In their mind, focusing on our own Problems First, while spending Energy on the Worlds Problems Second, is what makes America Terrible.  And they have anointed themselves ‘Enlightened’ Apostles of all that is Good and Just.  The Ends Justify the Means…

This leaves only one question.

How do you bring them here?

Simple.

Allow hundreds of thousands of people into the country without medical screening… all at once.  (All at once of course can mean over a period of a year or so when it comes to the grand scheme of things.)  Then disperse them at taxpayer expense throughout the country.

‘But this would never happen!’ you say…  I know you… and I know you’re saying it.

Well it’s happening, right now, as I tap this out.

The only real question left to the Left is ‘How do you make these new illnesses spread fast enough to completely refocus the National Energy onto defeating them?’

Make the people you let in be Childrenunaccompanied and unsupervised… then send them all over the country and Force public school system to absorb Them.

‘But Who, In Their Right Mind, would do this?!’ you ask…  I also know you’re asking that…

Good Question.  Who Would do this?

Because whoever it is, is doing it right now.

And those who enable the doing will tell you it’s only ‘fair’ that we devote our abilities to helping those We chose not to help in the past.  Whether we like the outcome of doing so or not.

It’s for the Greater Good of All the Citizens of the World.

Sleep Well.

 

(Note: What better way to foment a Cry for Government Run Health Care than a good old fashioned Pandemic?  When it comes to the life of a child…)


Is it Ever Worth the Life of a Child?

Yes.  Many.

And apparently you all agree…

So… we are all OK with killing kids…

No?

You lie… when it comes to the Wheel.

Not only do we not seem to care, we Promote and Celebrate the use of  the Wheel as milestones in our children’s lives.  For example… Little Johnny’s first bike, and then getting that first car after getting a driver’s license.  Both of which We teach them how to operate!

We intentionally expose them to this danger when we put them in the Stroller, the Car, or put them on the School bus.

So, given that we are willing to trade our children’s lives without much thought at all, why do we give so much weight to the argument “Is it worth the life of a child?”  (And other intentionally stupid conversation killers like “Who are you to judge?” and “You need to have an open mind.”)

Almost without exception our response is “NO!  Nothing, Nothing, Nothing is worth the life of a child!”  Then we throw the kids in the car and drive off… while talking on the phone, eating sandwich.  (We’re Busy People Dammit!)

But that’s just one of myriad examples…

It’s strange the disconnects we make, the mental gymnastics we perform, in order not appear mean or heartless while behaving in an exactly opposite manner.

Fundamentally, my problem is not with the serious and sometimes life threatening trade-offs we make in life, but with the Rhetorical Devices we use so we don’t have to make an effort thinking about what we are saying.

More importantly my problem is exacerbated when we allow others to influence us using such devices…

I wouldn’t have an issue if these devices weren’t intentionally used to stifle sound, reasonable, discussions regarding the trade-offs we make everyday in order to live the lives we desire… imagine for a moment a life without the wheel and you will get my point.

We should all watch for rhetorical devices (read ridiculous statements) used to stifle rational debate.  Those who say such things are people who have either no argument or a very poor one.  Trying to stop the discussion is their only avenue of “winning”  while attempting to make any opposition appear “mean-spirited” or ‘ignorant’.

Let’s pledge to stop using such inane conversation killers.  More importantly, confront with vigor those who do.

These people are the destroyers of discourse.

We allow them to make us dumb.

Now go take the kids for a bike ride.

(Originally posted 011512.  Repost inspired by X.)


Demand Your Pap Smear!

I just learned today that my insurance covers me for an annual Pap Smear. If it wasn’t for Obama Care I wouldn’t have known.

Apparently I was covered last year too. I can’t believe I’m wasting my money on exams I’m not utilizing. I might have serious problems and not even be aware of them… And it would be MY fault!

So I’m getting started right away.

I’m not exactly sure what to do as I’ve never had a Pap Smear, or a ‘peek and poke’ as our neighbor puts it, and I’ve read online that at my age it should have been a regular process for decades now. As usual, I’m Very Late to the game.

So I’ve placed some calls to friends to find out which Gynecologists they like and which they don’t. Then I can find out if the good ones are in my network and have my GP, more likely his Nurse, send a referral.

I’m kind of hoping to find a Male Gyno… I’m not sure I’d be comfortable with a Female. But I guess I’ll take whoever is most recommended.

Oh, and my wife is scheduling her Prostate Exam tomorrow.

She’ll LOVE that.


The Handcuff Diet

Taking inspiration from my friends… and past personal experience, I have devised a new and seemingly foolproof diet.

Please put your hands together and Welcome the…

The Handcuff Diet!

Guaranteed to cause weight loss!

Here’s what you do:

First…

Buy a pair of Handcuffs.  (Not the ones you keep next to the bed… I’m talking about Real Ones.  If you already have our previously suggested Serial Killer Kit, use the heavy duty zip ties.  If you followed our directions, it’s in your trunk.)

Second…

Cuff your hands behind your back.  (This is the only part you may request help if needed.  If you can’t see your genitalia… you’ll probably need help.)

Finally…

Keep your hands cuffed behind your back until you have lost your desired amount of weight.  (Could be two weeks… could be two years.  It’s all up to You!)

That’s it!

So Simple even You can do it!

I know you’ll want to cheat.  But here’s the beautiful part;

Now when you find yourself in the line at McDonald’s ordering your between meal snack of a Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Chicken McNuggets, Large Fry, Chocolate Shake and two Happy Meals for the kids you don’t have, (Needless to say, the drive-through is out unless you know how to drive a car with your hands cuffed behind your back… I’m sure a couple of you do…) this Diet adds just the right amount of difficulty.  Sure you can get to your wallet… and sure, you might be able to retrieve the bag from the counter… but finding the right place to dump the contents on the ground so you can shove your face in it takes time.

Of Course…

Delivery is always an option, but after a few of those the word get’s around… and even the delivery guys, as shady as they might be, are repulsed by a fat guy with several days of Pizza and Chinese smeared all over his face trying to get them to ‘reach into their back pocket’ to get paid.  I have some experience with this, but it’s the front pocket, still handcuffs and Chinese, but nothing to do with Food.  It led to the inspiring ‘past personal experience’ prompting this Revolutionary new way to eat…)

So join the fastest growing body of Federal ‘Residents’ who already know about this brand new approach to food!

The Time is Now!

 

You too can get the look of an Inmate!

Note:  The Handcuff Diet, Slap Diet, DESFM and Only Eat what You Kill Diet are Trademarks of WEREHERETOHELP LLC.  Other Collateral Materials such as the One Ingredient Cookbook and the Urban Game Hunting Guide are copyrights. Express permission must be obtained prior to use or duplication.


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