OUR SUPERSTITIOUS PRESIDENT

OUR SUPERSTITIOUS PRESIDENT

Victor Davis Hanson wrote this article about Obama and the ‘scientific method.’ It is excellent and important to read to get an understanding of Obama and his approach to science. ~GA

By Victor Davis Hanson

President Obama talks a lot about the scientific method. On climate change, he has often invoked the idea of a great divide between those on the progressive left, such as himself, who believe in “settled science” and thus a looming man-caused climatological disaster, and those, presumably on the Neanderthal Right, who are slaves to superstition, ideology, prejudice, and self-interest—and thus deny that the planet is rapidly warming due to inordinate human-induced releases of excessive carbon.

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PC IS ABOUT CONTROL

PC IS ABOUT CONTROL

“Political correctness is the conscious, designed manipulation of language intended to change the way people speak, write, think, feel, and act, in furtherance of an agenda.”

[This appears in the November–December 2015 issue of The Austrian.]

I’d like to speak today about what political correctness is, at least in its modern version, what it is not, and what we might do to fight against it.

To begin, we need to understand that political correctness is not about being nice. It’s not simply a social issue or a subset of the culture wars.

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THE KOCH MACHINE

THE KOCH MACHINE

Politico published an article about the Koch Brothers. This is a minor attempt to demonize them.  But, I am posting it because I think it important that Republicans get an idea of the powerful forces being arrayed in their support.   ~GA

How the Koch network rivals the GOP

By Kenneth P. Vogel

The political machine that Charles Koch launched a dozen years ago in a Chicago hotel conference room with 16 other rich conservatives has exploded in size and influence in the past few elections and now eclipses the official GOP in key areas.

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ATTACKS ON JEWS GO UNREPORTED BY THE MEDIA

ATTACKS ON JEWS GO UNREPORTED BY THE MEDIA

From my friend, David P. Steinmann:

99% of American Jews have no idea this kind of thing is happening pretty much all the time. On the streets, and on college and university campuses.

 

Why don’t they know? Because, with a very few exceptions, the media doesn’t think it fits their news narrative so it isn’t reported. But if someone is overheard saying something negative about, say, a Muslim person, the District Attorney launches a full-scale investigation. That does fit the media’s definition of news.

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WHY HUMAN CAUSED “GLOBAL WARMING” ISN’T SO!

WHY HUMAN CAUSED “GLOBAL WARMING” ISN’T SO!

The following article gets into specific data showing why human activity is not causing Global Warming.  Very interesting to those of us who like to have the scientific backup to support our position.

By Mike Van Biezen

The Most Comprehensive Assault On ‘Global Warming’ Ever

It made sense.  Knowing that CO2 is a greenhouse gas and that our industrialized world is adding a large amount of it to the atmosphere on a yearly basis, I accepted the premise that this would cause global temperatures to rise.  But one day about 7 years ago, I looked at the ubiquitous graph showing the “global” temperature of the last 150 years and noticed something odd.  It was subtle, and as I found out later, disguised so that it would be overlooked.  There appeared to be a period of about 40 years between 1940 and 1980 where the global temperatures actually declined a bit.  As a data analysis expert, I could not ignore that subtle hint and began to look into it a little more.  Forty years is a long time, and while carbon dioxide concentrations were increasing exponentially over the same period, I could not overlook that this showed an unexpected shift in the correlation between global temperatures and CO2concentrations. Thus I began to look into it a little further and here are some of the results 7 years later.

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WHY CHILDREN GET GIFTS ON CHRISTMAS: A HISTORY

WHY CHILDREN GET GIFTS ON CHRISTMAS: A HISTORY
Santa Claus 1881
An 1881 Illustration by Thomas Nast published in Harper’s. Nast created the image of Santa Claus that endures today.

In 1800s New York, the overlapping interests of middle-class families and the wealthy produced a cultural practice that’s still in place today.

Paul Ringel, in an article in The Atlantic, explains how the custom of giving gifts to children at Christmas time originated the late 1700s and early 1800s in America.

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