To quote Tomas Sowell, “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.”
Yes, it is a criminal act to be well paid from public funds and demanding that others not be allowed to take life-supporting action, to work.
…Since you insist that we lack free will, I cannot contribute to your cause as I have, by your description, no previous cultural or inherited clues to guide me in said direction.
… for those who still retain a bit of perspective in a world gone environmentally mad …
I can accept an excuse for not having the foresight to engineer the traffic control system with back-up power, an oversight that should be rectified as quickly as feasible. I can not excuse the utter stupidity of not calling for human traffic control when the scope of the problem became so glaringly obvious.
The mark of civilization is that in disagreements, dialogue will rule the day, that we’ll discuss and argue points, remembering that our views need to be sold to an audience before any change can take place. To restrict free expression means that force will be used to stifle thought as speech is the action produced by thinking.
….Wheat, rice and corn are all decedent from grasses. Through selective breeding, those greatly modified grasses today feed some 7 billion people. And consider that your friend, the dog, originated as a wolf thousands of years ago, and now, selective breeding gives us hundreds of canine variations showing little resemblance to their distant ancestors.
“Sure we have a carbon footprint. We just need to be proud and grateful that it happens to be a size 18 boot-print rather than being ashamed of it.”
But I want to talk about the biggest delusion of our day – the delusional idea that going green will benefit our lives. …..
It’s your life…..don’t let them steal it.
Most people are probably tired of reading or hearing anything more on my personal crusade, the global warming subject, but I ask, …..consider in what way is it important to you.
Most of the Islamic lead atrocities have occurred since Iran’s religious leader called for the death of ‘Satanic Verses’ author Salman Rushdie. They fear our free speech, not our retaliatory defence. If the Muslin world valued life they would stop brutalizing and killing their own people. Hence, brutality does not bother them, only our criticism is intolerable.
……. Only human beings can be programed to destroy the very thing that makes life possible – access to a low cost, abundant energy supply.
So if you are still determined to turn out your lights, I ask that you not be a hypocrite. Do it for a month or more and then…..
The Editor: I was disappointed by the October 26th editorial. You deign it appropriate to end with two unsubstantiated paragraphs making claims of impending doom. That we are running out of resources and our society’s energy use is destroying this planet simply perpetuates the two entrenched misconception. I ask, what has happened to that tenant […]
The Editor: The avalanche is no longer stoppable. The Copenhagen treaty has been publicly exposed for what it is, a monumental new level of taxation /welfare scheme with opportunistic leeches draped all over it. Notably, the citizens of Australian can truly take pride in their politicians. A number of them resigned, rather than go along […]
The Editor: At this time I have no idea of how successful the ‘International day of Climate Action’ event that took place this Saturday was but my hope is that it flopped. That rally is symptomatic of the new “green religion” – unthinking adulation for a new level of government control of our lives. The […]
The Editor: It remains a hallmark of green proponents to discredit dissenters rather than to address the real questions raised by the dissenter. I will make no attempt to address Dan Schubart’s unsubstantiated claims of ‘big tobacco’ bias. It is up to him to provide support for those smears. The objection that ‘earth’s temperature are […]
The Editor: I believe there is far to little criticism of the environmental movement carried in the AV Times. Your writers provide to much adulation at the alter of the green church and the paper doesn’t stray much from that one-sided opinion. You begin with replacement of the Kyoto agreement being stymied, by the Chinese […]
As I looked once more at the images of those flaming buildings, I thought back to the day of that ignoble event. I relived my thoughts and feelings at the time, going to work on the west coast and hearing that a plane had struck one of the World Trade Center buildings. The incredulous voices […]
On Saturday at 8:00 pm we will once again, be asked to participate in Earth Hour. We will be asked to turn out our lights and reduce our use of energy. The goal is to have everyone shrink their ‘carbon footprint’ for an hour. The reason we are urge to do this; because the ‘green’ […]
The Rational Capitalist: Houses Are Not Investments If, as you imply, houses are not investments then my definition of investment differs from your. I can see the consumable rule applying to a hamburger but not to a ‘good’ that retains value in the market place. The house, while possibly of eroding value, retains value to […]