Moonbattery » One One-Hundredth of a Degree: "The reasoning is: Granted slitting our own wrists won’t appease the imaginary gods of global warming, but if the Chinese see us doing it, maybe they will do it too, and then we could theoretically reduce the temperature by 2/100 instead of 1/100 of a degree.
Again we see that not even the progressives imposing it on us believe envirofascism will do any good. Their ideology is based entirely on lust for power and malice."
Friday, July 31, 2015
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
An Affair of the Mind | Belmont Club: "Some people have argued in favor of robots on the battlefield, saying their use could save lives. Such weapons are still years away.Our political class does not excel in managing artificial intelligence. It is superlative however in expanding artificial stupidity. To return to the question: is the F-35 a good replacement for the F-16? Perhaps Stillion doesn’t provide the answer, but it is equally fair to say perhaps that’s not even the question."
But the scientists warned that, unlike nuclear weapons, once they are developed they will require no costly or hard-to-obtain raw materials – making it possible to mass-produce them.
“It will only be a matter of time until they appear on the black market and in the hands of terrorists, dictators wishing to better control their populace, warlords wishing to perpetrate ethnic cleansing, etc.,” the letter said.
Posted by Bob at 9:45 PM
A co-founder of Greenpeace tells the truth on CO2 | Watts Up With That?: "Dr. Patrick Moore, who was one of the original founders of Greenpeace who left the organization in disgust of their current political zealotry, and Greenpeace is now trying to have him erased from history for daring to do that. He has now produced this interesting video in conjunction with with Prager University that is sure to put some people into conniption fits.
Global Warming activists will tell you that CO2 is bad and dangerous. The EPA has even classified it as a pollutant. But is it? Patrick Moore provides some surprising facts about the benefits of CO2 that you won’t hear in the current debate. "
Reynolds: Politicos put past before progress: "On Twitter, the other day, someone tweeted a quote from Will Spencer: “When life gives you lemons, apply for a business license, a food service license, and a sales tax license and make lemonade.”
This cynical-but-realistic statement drew a reply in the same vein from Tennessee Sen. Frank Niceley: “Then hire a lobbyist to make lemonade consumption mandatory and subsidize it.” Another cynic responded: “You then also need to require government approval to open new lemonade stands.” And the final word in this little colloquy was: “Then lobby again for regulations you can handle, but will bury your competition.”
Cynical or not, these statements accurately describe why economic progress is so much harder today than it once was. But why is it so much harder? And why are so many politicians coming out against innovative new services such as Uber or Airbnb? The answer, I think, is simple: Those new services offer insufficient opportunities for graft."
Posted by Bob at 8:27 PM
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Dependence Day | Belmont Club: "In some sense the American War of Independence never ended. The issues that divided it remain alive to this day. Perhaps it will never be settled for mankind, which will always be divided between those who look up at Ultron and see Hope and those who wonder why anyone who broods on a throne should be trusted."
Posted by Bob at 9:10 PM
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
A Lifestyle So Good, It’s Mandatory | National Review Online: "On the subject of second-hand exposures to carcinogens from smoking and vaporizing, a critical issue seems to be temperature. A number of studies have suggested that low-temperature vaporizing produces only a tiny fraction of the already tiny amount of the substances giving the progressives in California and Colorado the fantods. But the debate will not be high-temperature versus low-temperature vaping. Why? Because vaping looks like smoking.You 'vill learn to love my craptastic fetishes so I can feel affirmed by you scumbags. Or something like that.
There are many conservatives who prefer organic food, who do yoga, who like trains, and who would prefer living in Brooklyn to living in Plano. De gustibus and all that. The difference is that progressives, blazing with self-righteousness, believe themselves entitled to make their preferences a matter of law.
And that’s the Left in short: A lifestyle so good, it’s mandatory."
Posted by Bob at 7:28 PM
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Instapundit » Blog Archive » FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMED: “I’m so old, I remember when ‘American hostages in Iran’ was cons…: "FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMED: “I’m so old, I remember when ‘American hostages in Iran’ was considered such a journalistic priority that they invented an entire long running, critically acclaimed, class TV show to cover the story — and that in turn spawned a whole new broadcasting genre.”And apparently Lurch is disturbed. Of course, I knew Lurch was mentally disturbed quite a long time ago...
Today’s MSM? Attack the fellow journalist who dares point out that there are still hostages in Iran.
RELATED: Iran: Of Course We’ll Continue to Support Terrorists!"
Posted by Bob at 5:51 PM
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Inside Look At US Government Cyber Security | Zero Hedge: "I have worked in cyber security for the federal government for 5+ years and let me explain some of the great things I have seen.
1. CISO, Directors and Managers without cybersecurity certifcations or experience.
2. Contractors who did not report malware traffic to the feds.
3. Federal officals who eliminiated contractors who spoke out
4. Federal officals who locked out other cerifified and experienced officals because they didn't want to look bad.
5. Contracting companies who hired foreign nationals to have complete administrative privilages.
6. CISSP who will not get promoted because some smuck who knows nothing yet has been around for 15 years gets promoted.
I am leaving DC for good and am leaving federal government work for good. I am not surprised the records have been stolen. I feel bad for the agents who have been fighting to keep the foreign nations from fucking us over. However, it is over. It is a counter intelligence nightmare. How easy is it now to plant fingerprints on a murder weapon? You would have to be crazy to work for NSA, FBI, DOD or CIA. Our federal government is failing us on so many levels.
I could go on an on but what is the point."
Posted by Bob at 8:01 PM
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Their Supreme Leader on the Iran deal | Power Line: "Iran’s Supreme Leader Khameni spoke today for the first time since the parties concluded the agreement blessing and protecting Iran’s nuclear program. Unlike our Supreme Leader and Obama administration officials, whose every word on the subject is shot through with falsity, Khameni and the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran have proved relatively reliable sources of information regarding the proceedings going back to the interim deal. The same remains the case today with respect to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. “The Americans say they stopped Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon,” Khamenei said. “They know it’s not true.”"
Posted by Bob at 2:55 PM
Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database | New York Post: "Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama’s racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school — all to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites.... destroyed the very possibility of avoiding Chinese (and ever expanding Democrat) blackmail of the entire government including Seal Team 6 no less.
This Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already is using to make “disparate impact” cases against: banks that don’t make enough prime loans to minorities; schools that suspend too many blacks; cities that don’t offer enough Section 8 and other low-income housing for minorities; and employers who turn down African-Americans for jobs due to criminal backgrounds.
Big Brother Barack wants the databases operational before he leaves office, and much of the data in them will be posted online."
Now our Big Brother is intent on not only achieving the same for the entire country but using it to fund Democrat lawyers -- can you say graft? -- so the Democrat campaign brainwashing coffers grow even larger.
O'Brien was a piker. He didn't (double)think to turn himself into a human rat.
Posted by Bob at 2:50 PM
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Instapundit » Blog Archive » THE DEAL WASN’T ABOUT IRAN’S NUKES: “If you think the United States just struck a poor nuclear…: "From the administration’s standpoint, the deal was a grand slam. If it left Iran as an official nuclear power on the perpetual verge of a breakout, well, that was always the bargaining chip to get everything else. And with the United States having shown extraordinary cooperation and forgiveness, the thinking goes, even a nuclear Iran will become a less bellicose and more collegial member of the community of nations. What good the deal has already done, the administration believes, will continue to pay dividends. As is his wont, Obama is now declaring as much. But by the time his vision is upended by facts, he’ll be out of office, and we won’t have the luxury of fighting reality with abstractions.QED:"
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Rick Santelli Unleashed: It's Not The Economy, Stupid - "The Central Planners Are In Control" | Zero Hedge: "We are sure one day the world will realize the smoke and mirrors that have been promulgated as 'free markets' and 'free economies' has morphed into nothing more than an ongoing can-kicking exercise in futility as the endgame is self-evident - that which cannot go on forever, won't!"
Posted by Bob at 8:17 PM
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Goodbye to the First Amendment [Darleen Click] | protein wisdom: "“What you need to understand, America, is that feelings are the New Truth, and truth is the new blasphemy.”"
Posted by Bob at 3:29 PM
Monday, July 6, 2015
Moonbattery » University Professor John Caputo Denounces Sanity as Racist: "Sanity itself is politically incorrect according to our moonbat ruling class. That isn’t hyperbole; it’s what students are learning at school — at least if they are taking classes from John Caputo:It appears that Frederick Douglass was wrong. I'm pretty sure based on this that reading is a “white male Euro-Christian construction.”
A philosophy and religion professor at Syracuse University gave an interview to The New York Times Thursday in which he critiqued the notion of pure reason as simply being a “white male Euro-Christian construction.”
Prof. John Caputo was being interviewed by fellow philosophy professor George Yancy for the 13th installment of an interview series Yancy conducts with philosophers regarding racial topics."
Posted by Bob at 6:30 PM
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Ace of Spades HQ: "What we take for granted, Douglass had to fight for.... you will be forever free. --Frederick Douglass
Of education being incompatible with slavery there can be no doubt. After all, an educated man might ask the question, why do I have to wear these chains? History teaches that an ignorant populace is the breeding ground for tyranny and despotism. Did you think Billy Ayres doesn't know this?"
I wonder what he thinks of us now that reading has been replaced with Huxley's "feelies" so the chains can be refitted?
And in case you think this only applies to blacks you might want to look up the root word of "slave". I know, that would require reading...
Posted by Bob at 12:17 PM
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Ruling class redefinitions no more equal protection: "“To learn who rules over you, find out whom you are not allowed to criticize.”
Posted by Bob at 5:55 PM
Moonbattery » Ruger Version of the Star-Spangled Banner: "What could be more patriotic on the Fourth of July than playing the Star-Spangled Banner with a Ruger 10/22? Chris Cheng demonstrates:"
Posted by Bob at 5:50 PM
Thursday, July 2, 2015
And neo has a timely redux as well:
neo-neocon » Blog Archive » The Grand Inquisitor redux: "“Feed us first and then command us to be virtuous!” will be the words written upon the banner lifted against Thee–a banner which shall destroy Thy Church to its very foundations, and in the place of Thy Temple shall raise once more the terrible Tower of Babel…
…It is then that we will finish building their tower for them. For they alone who feed them shall finish it, and we shall feed them in Thy name, and lying to them that it is in that name. Oh, never, never, will they learn to feed themselves without our help! No science will ever give them bread so long as they remain free, so long as they refuse to lay that freedom at our feet, and say: “Enslave, but feed us!”"
Posted by Bob at 3:46 PM
E. O. Wilson - Wikiquote: "“The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology. And it is terrifically dangerous, and it is now approaching a point of crisis overall.”"Of course the crisis really hit its stride as far back as the Cuban Missile Crisis.
And speaking of apocalypse, my earlier reference didn't do it justice so a redux:
"Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad" -- Longfellow
Posted by Bob at 3:39 PM
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Bookworm Room – Conservatives deal with facts and reach conclusions; liberals have conclusions and sell them as facts.: "Thankfully, Caped Crusader is there for me when I need him."
Posted by Bob at 10:22 PM