Apologies to doctor Sowell regarding the Title, but it does apply to his overall thesis. If you want to know what that is just click here.
This, however, is a little diddy about Climate Apocalypse.
Of the three people who read anything here, I suspect we all have lived through each and every one of the scheduled End of World scenarios beginning with Global Nuclear War. But for the sake of time, I want to present a bit of what is found, and linked to here, for your consideration. (H/T to John Nolte. Full Article HERE.)
- 1967: Dire Famine Forecast By 1975
- 1969: Everyone Will Disappear In a Cloud Of Blue Steam By 1989 (1969)
- 1970: Ice Age By 2000
- 1970: America Subject to Water Rationing By 1974 and Food Rationing By 1980
- 1971: New Ice Age Coming By 2020 or 2030
- 1972: New Ice Age By 2070
- 1974: Space Satellites Show New Ice Age Coming Fast
- 1974: Another Ice Age?
- 1974: Ozone Depletion a ‘Great Peril to Life
- 1976: Scientific Consensus Planet Cooling, Famines imminent
- 1980: Acid Rain Kills Life In Lakes
- 1978: No End in Sight to 30-Year Cooling Trend
- 1988: Regional Droughts (that never happened) in 1990s
- 1988: Temperatures in DC Will Hit Record Highs
- 1988: Maldive Islands will Be Underwater by 2018 (they’re not)
- 1989: Rising Sea Levels will Obliterate Nations if Nothing Done by 2000
- 1989: New York City’s West Side Highway Underwater by 2019 (it’s not)
- 2000: Children Won’t Know what Snow Is
- 2002: Famine In 10 Years If We Don’t Give Up Eating Fish, Meat, and Dairy
- 2004: Britain will Be Siberia by 2024
- 2008: Arctic will Be Ice Free by 2018
- 2008: Climate Genius Al Gore Predicts Ice-Free Arctic by 2013
- 2009: Climate Genius Prince Charles Says we Have 96 Months to Save World
- 2009: UK Prime Minister Says 50 Days to ‘Save The Planet From Catastrophe’
- 2009: Climate Genius Al Gore Moves 2013 Prediction of Ice-Free Arctic to 2014
- 2013: Arctic Ice-Free by 2015
- 2013: Arctic Ice-Free by 2016
- 2014: Only 500 Days Before ‘Climate Chaos’
- 1968: Overpopulation Will Spread Worldwide
- 1970: World Will Use Up All its Natural Resources
- 1966: Oil Gone in Ten Years
- 1972: Oil Depleted in 20 Years
- 1977: Department of Energy Says Oil will Peak in 90s
- 1980: Peak Oil In 2000
- 1996: Peak Oil in 2020
- 2002: Peak Oil in 2010
- 2005 : Manhattan Underwater by 2015
- 1970: Urban Citizens Will Require Gas Masks by 1985
- 1970: Nitrogen buildup Will Make All Land Unusable
- 1970: Decaying Pollution Will Kill all the Fish
- 1970s: Killer Bees!
For the record, I believe Climate Changes. Were we not taught that the Appilacian Mountains were carved out by Glaciers? Have we not accepted that the Earth has been everything from a hot gaseous ball, molten material and a world of Ice? The question is do Humans effect it? The answer is possibly. But as it stands we cannot define a problem. And, if you cannot define it then you cannot offer a cogent solution should there be one. Additionally, if you buy into Humans killing everything they touch then there are only two solutions. Kill all humans or Kill those humans refusing to change their behaviors in a fashion as we mentioned above has no definition. But let’s pretend you think such beneficial behavior can be defined, like buying brand new light bulbs instead of using the ones you have until they burn out then buying ones you’re restricted to because you’re too stupid to see the benefit of cost savings over the long run… and it must be imposed upon countless millions of humans right damn now… or else. Working from that point of view we must do three things. 1. Convert immediately to Nuclear Power. 2. Immediately Destroy China. 3. Immediately Destroy India. (Russia would be ‘on deck’ as would countless other 3rd World countries.)
The truth is that modern Socialists have co-opted the environmental movement and are using Climate Change Horror (No science, just simpathetic scientists who are conviced you’re stupid and they are not.) as a tool to convince useful idiots that the World would be a better placed if everyone just surrendered to Socialism and put them permenantly in control of Everything. Just ask Patrick Moore, the Founder of Greenpeace. (Better yet, read his book linked here.) Socialism is, of course, the ideology of Force and Acceleration, not to mention Class Stasis…Call it what you will, Democratic, Progressive, Liberal, Communist, Fascist or whatever name they want to call themselves once one of the previous is assigned the appropriate stigma. This is what we are facing, whether it’s being regurgitated by a 14 year old girl from Demark or an octigenarian ex-president of the United States.
That’s the Reality.
Is that an Option?
Autism Rate DOUBLES!
“What we call an autism spectrum disorder now is a much wider group of symptoms than what we called autism in the past so I think that captures a larger number of children that might have received other diagnoses in the past,” said Katie Walton, an autism researcher who was not involved with the CDC survey.
Do you think this will be how the story is reported?
Do you think anyone, reporter or not, will read past the Headline? Do you believe the expansion of associated symptoms and ‘reclassification’ of previous diagnosis’, like Mental Retardation, will be offered up as a reason for the change in the number? For that matter will it be pointed out that diagnosis’ of MR (what we now call Mental Retardation) is falling?
No. Of course not.
It’s also worth noting that accepted diagnosis’ of children falling into the Autism Spectrum may be provided by Teachers and School Administrators.
There are Federal Funds associated with the number of “Special Needs” students available to schools and the Districts they reside in based on the information provided by those same Teachers and Administrators. Expanding the ‘associated symptoms means MORE MONEY! In fact, the last number we had of 1 in 120 children came from a single school district just outside of Atlanta. A single School District… with Teachers and Administrators making medical diagnosis’. And those numbers were extrapolated to represent the entire country! This, predictably, resulted in people like Jenny McCarthy becoming hysterical who then advised parents to not have their kids inoculated, which gave us a gift of minor explosions of long forgotten diseases such as Measles, Mumps, TB, etc.
Stories such as these are dropped in association with fund-raising campaigns in order to get you to throw money, directly out of your wallet or taxpayer dollars via legislation, at an issue.
They want you to be afraid.
Fear not, there is a ton of money devoted to Autism. But as we all know, once you create a foundation you have mouths to feed. People need to get paid, so the Fundraising must go on.
There are ways of giving directly to Hospitals and Research dedicated to Autism if that is what you want to do.
All I’m saying is don’t fall for the hype… because there is always someone with their hand out waiting to make a dollar off of your fear.
Space Agency confirms Comet has Sugar and Alcohol!
All NASA needs to do now is send up some Professional Drinkers to do further research and study.
I’m here NASA…. I’m here.
Have you tried all those other diet fads only to gain all that weight back?
Are you tired of feeling awful while trying to stay trim?
Well help is on the way!
This is the Revolutionary Diet that your doctor will never tell you about!
Welcome to the Bourbon Diet!
So simple a six-year-old could do it! (I’ve never seen this happen.)
Follow these easy steps:
1. If you are hungry pour yourself one ounce of the bourbon of your choice.
2. Drink the bourbon.
3. Wait two minutes exactly. Still hungry? Repeat steps 1 through 3.
Note: Your hunger is guaranteed to subside or you’ll pass out!
There is the added benefit of occasional involuntary purging… leading to even further weight loss!
Our Diet replaces that bothersome ritual of morning tooth brushing!
You’ll be a hit at the office, for a while!
You’ll be envied for your trendy “nightclub” scent!
Good luck and enjoy that slimmer, trimmer, way cooler you!
(The side effects of this diet are too numerous to list and it is not recommended by any medical professional… or anyone else. This diet is not intended for anyone under 21 years of age or operating any kind of machinery. The Bourbon Diet is not recommended for six-year olds. This is not associated in any way with the vodka diet. It might seem similar but it’s completely different. WAY more American. This Diet has been Successfully practiced throughout Washington D.C. for over 50-years. This Diet is in no way associated with AA or any for-profit rehabilitation centers.)
(Originally posted 012212)
The Zombies is the name I offer up to the US Military for their newest squadron of Autonomous, Soulless Killers. (It would make a great patch for the pilots… oh right…no pilots.)
Don’t make the mistake of thinking the below linked story of the Military’s exploration of pilotless fighter aircraft is groundbreaking. The research for such a vehicle has gone on for years. The primary problem has been computing power in relation to miniaturization. Well… we moved through that limiting obstacle several years ago.
And here we are today. So secure we have aircraft that work, we announce it to the world.
Here is the story appearing in ‘The Week’.
A Laser armed drone that can kill enemy fighters.
Normally one would assume no need to point out the obvious, but let me take the story line above and modify it a bit.
A Drone Fighter Plane that can kill Fighter Planes… without Human Permission.
For all of you in my tin foil hat club you already get it. For the rest of you who consider yourself more reasoned and rational, what I’m implying here is that a machine which can kill things without a human being involved, has unlimited mobility with hundreds of miles of range and can travel at hundreds of miles per hour might possesses the ever so slight possibility of deciding something other than a desired target of human discretion is valid prey. (An acquaintance of mine just said something humorous to me in his comment section. He said why say something in 10 words when you can use 100. Indeed.)
In other words, you feed this thing and it Will Bite You.
So, of course…
The next logical step is to teach it how to refuel, repair and replicate itself.
I mean Why not? Right?
But don’t worry! We’re working on it!
Now all we need is the finishing touches on Artificial Intelligence… because we just can’t seem to get that part down…
Never mind. Check!
The Future is Bright.
And, it’s Here.