Environmental “Science”

Because it’s all about the science and not about politics AT ALL just pure science and we all agree* – and because it’s costing money to fight back against people who disagree, plus making our sweet, sweet grant money for Science research look in doubt…

Dear President Climate Believer,

Please prosecute these people making our financial future look in doubt under organized crime laws, because their science disagrees with the science all the Right Sorts of People agree with.

Love,

A whole bunch of Climate Religionists

*you remember when we all agreed the Earth was the center of the solar system? They persecuted the skeptics of THAT theory also. But who was right- the Consensus or Copernicus?**

**orignally, I had put “the consensus or the people still asking questions” but this flows much better ūüôā

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Let’s All Have Some Delicious Haterade!

A person who realizes their sin is sinful, and they want to stop it, and then they actually make a genuine effort to stop, is repentant.¬† If that person comes to believe the only way to have forgiveness is to ask God for it through Jesus’ payment around A.D. 30, they will have their sins forgiven and all will be well with their soul when they die.¬† This person is a candidate for admission to membership in a New Testament-era, Bible-believing Christian church.

A person who does something God says is wrong, is a sinner.  A person who does something God says is wrong and has no plans or desire to stop, is not repentant.  An unrepentant sinner is (by definition) not a Christian.  This person is not a candidate for admission to church membership.

To be married at a (good*) Christian church, you have to be a member in good standing Рi.e., a Christian.  NOT an unrepentant sinner.

One of the (very few) things God said was abominable enough to warrant a death sentence under the Old Testament laws, was homosexuality.¬† God doesn’t change.¬† What used to be abominable to God remains abominable.¬† The government and the dispensation have changed and we don’t stone people to death¬†under the New Testament¬†for being homosexual.¬† The activity is still a sin but now they are given time and opportunity to repent.

Someone who is sexually and otherwise attracted to members of the same sex is not necessarily a sinner.¬† Someone who acts out on their attraction may end up a sinner.¬† One who engages in homosexuality and delights in it, revels in it, and announces to the world they intend to continue in it for the rest of their life, is an unrepentant sinner.¬† The “gay marriage” is a celebration of the fact they intend to live as an unrepentant sinner, openly and unashamed.

Marriage is the very first human institution ever invented. It was invented by God, and was “a man plus a woman is a family.”¬† A “gay marriage” is not only a celebration of open sinfulness, it is a perversion of the institution of Marriage.¬† For a Christian minister to marry a pair of homosexuals should violate his conscience in three ways at least.

If a person is a murderer in the middle of a killing spree, they will not be admitted to my church’s membership rolls.¬† Likewise, someone who has a hobby of getting high on heroin and driving at 100MPH through neighborhoods.¬† A whore.¬† A career burglar. ¬†If an UNrepentant sinner seeks admission, they will be denied.¬† This is based on our religious belief.

*Courts have no business telling churches what to believe.¬† But they will, because the churches are not treating people equally.¬† Some “bad” churches let out their spaces for weddings to just-anyone without regard to anything BUT the homosexual/straight status of the participants.¬† That¬†is asking for lawsuits.¬† This is the type of church that is going be sued with the lawsuit that gets my church’s tax-exempt status revoked in a broad-brush decision by an activist judge.¬† Wait for it.

Score One for the Grown-Ups?

Despite the reprehensible, despicable meddling in foreign elections undertaken by President Obama, it appears Prime Minister Netanyahu is once again re-elected by the people of Israel.¬† It will take a while to shake out the government, but at least there is a margin (however slim it may be) for the party of standing up for their own nation’s right to exist.

Good.

I’m sure President Obama would be crying very foul indeed if Netanyahu were sending agents to undermine HIS re-election campaign.¬† Then again, he probably wouldn’t like it if New York City were being shelled from Canada, and would possibly even be as militaristic as an Israeli being shelled from the Golan.¬† The world will probably never know, but we can’t have an end to the Terror of Obama soon enough.

For Your Own Good, Citizen!

In addition to me, Istapundit also sees the truth.  In case anyone decides to act in a few years as if this could not possibly have been foreseen, I present the following quote for future reference:

First force the savings, then confiscate!“-Glenn Reynolds, Jan 24, 2015

The Democrats, having thoroughly lost the ability to make it happen when they lost control of Congress, have proposed a bill.¬† This bill is going to be described in the national press as being “for” the workers who just can’t seem to get it done on their own.¬† Expect Republican opposition to fold like a house of cards once the wind of “for the people” starts blowing in the press (unless the new Congress is really “different, this time!”).

The bill, if they think they can’t get it passed, is probably an attempt to make the Republicans look like jerks that hate workers of the country.¬† Truly, it is a display of their hand.¬† Not that they’ve been playing very close to the chest recently, but they’re really tipping the cards down here.

Senators Whitehouse and Neal introduce retirement savings bill.¬† The workers aren’t saving for retirement because their mean-ol’ baddy CAPITALIST bosses don’t offer them an expensive plan for tax-preferred savings.¬† That’s it.¬† No, it’s not that the national monetary policy prevents the dollars people earn from being enough to live on.¬† No, it’s not that 20-somethings can’t be bothered to think about retirement savings (due to bad national education policy).¬† It’s because it’s not automatic.¬† Not because people chose to invest somewhere else with their own money.¬† No, we’re going to shrink your pay checks because we know better than you what should be done with your money.¬† You WILL be enrolled in an Individual Retirement Account.¬† IRAs for everyone!¬† (not 529 plans though, those are only for evil people now).

For the time being, enrollment is voluntary.¬† They don’t think the courts are friendly-enough to mandatory wealth confiscation for retirement savings in addition to the mandatory wealth confiscation for retirement savings already provided by the Social Security system.¬† Those who are smart will opt-out of these plans as soon as they are offered.¬† IF you have enough free money every pay check (after bills and debt service) to invest, buy gold or guns/ammo.¬† Durable Things.¬† Not legal constructs.¬† As one wise man has pointed out:

“If you depend on the legal constructs of wicked men to help you save money, don‚Äôt be surprised when they take it from you, legally.”

The proposal was already fielded to cause you to convert your 401(k) into investments in USA’s national debt notes instead of whatever you wanted to invest in with your money.¬† The proposal has been fielded to limit how much of your money you will be able to save.¬† Now we have a proposal to take MORE than the 12% of your pay going to social security already, and invest that for your retirement as well.

VFD, IRAs for everyone is a GOOD idea!

No.¬†¬† Voluntary IRAs at everyone’s discretion, invested as they see fit, would be a good idea.¬† Involuntary (or automatic) IRAs for everyone invested in places the government chooses, is a bad idea.

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Let me be clear:
The end game is: after your money has been taken for your “individual” IRA, the money will be found to be inequitably distributed.¬† There will still be people who “need help” out there.¬† It’s just not fair that you set money aside, and these people have none.¬† In the interest of the greater good, and for fairness, we will take your individual account and socialize it.¬† Mark me well: unless something drastic happens, your 401(k), IRA, and yes eventually even your Social Security “savings” are all going to be confiscated and spread around to those who are less-fortunate.¬† You may have some of it back when the government says so.¬† If you obey.

A Modest Proposition

…to be euphemistic.¬† Both ideas are outrages, but one has a chance of success at achieving the stated objective.

President Obama proposes that we give two years of college to all students free of charge to them.  The taxpayer, of course, will take it in the shorts.

The proposal to give away free college years is an admission that our national primary and secondary schools are failures at properly educating our people.

The first two years of college for most students these days are often filled with remedial courses to prepare the student for ACTUAL college level work.¬† The first 8 grades of school used to be enough years of learning to prepare people for successful adulthood. Then we instituted public schools as a nation to train farmers’ children to be barely-literate factory workers in 12 years.¬† The sights were set low, and we have now seen what it is to achieve the stated objective: our people are largely uneducated by the time they are old enough to work, but they could push buttons or pull levers all day.¬† Now that we are no longer a nation of manual and factory laborers, we find ourselves replete with people only educated well enough to do Industrial Revolution-era style manufacturing work.¬† This is not a healthy model.¬† Also, for some reason, parents these days seem to want their children well-enough educated to succeed at life doing something better than flipping burgers.¬† So, to placate the parents and get the students ready to do something that involves a modicum of brainpower, the proposal is to send them to college for two years.*

This is nothing more than an extension of high school.¬† In addition to a HUGE power and money transfer, there is very little additional benefit to this idea. The people who REALLY want a college education somehow figure out how to get it done. Those who can’t afford it now are given money in Pell and other grants as well as relatively low-rate FAFSA loans. To say the cost is the problem is to admit you don’t understand why people don’t go to college.

Now here’s a question for those who will consider it:

Would you rather give every student $6,000 for two years of community college tuition, or would you rather give $6,000 cash to every student who graduates high school with a B or better average?

I would much rather the second.

The students who have no family or cultural reason to even want to BE in school, will surely understand the meaning of cold, hard cash in their hands.¬† It’s been tried and proved: Bribing children to do well in school results in them doing significantly better in school.¬† The upshot of this method is not only motivating children who might otherwise be dropouts to succeed in high school.¬† There is an additional benefit: they would have money to start on their college careers if they chose to continue their education.¬† Otherwise, they would have money to get a deposit on an apartment and buy a beater car, and be in good shape to start their own lives on their own two feet.

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*He actually said he wants to give them college years free, “…if they are willing to work for it”.¬† Now there’s a cryptic sentence for you.

Tell Me Again, How This is Not Evil

Today we learn that the President of the United States is directing his government to ignore the criminal histories of applicants for long term visas who want to come to the USA.¬† Also, Professor “the people are too stupid to accept Obamacare” Gruber is testifying before Congress today.¬† President Obama is also revealed to have not signed an executive order, but merely to have merely written a memorandum of instruction to DHS to not deport 5 million illegal aliens.¬† But you don’t hear much of that on the alphabet news networks because the CIA “torture” report summary is also being released today.

 Nevermind that no-one in the press has had time to read the 500+ page document yet, they are going to run with it for probably a week.  You are learning that Brown was attacking the cop and Garner was never choked at all, and we need a new distraction. So this.

¬†The serious people who should be listened to have repeatedly stressed that releasing this report will lead to violence and death.¬† But, you see, we need something really BIG to distract you now.¬† So we’ll release it.

Hold on there.

¬†I have often said that “war is the pointy end of politics” and I reiterate it here, with a real-life example for you of how the axiom is true.¬† They release this report.¬† It causes outrage among people who already are outraged at us because of who they are, and this will lead to violence and death.¬† Death of foreigners (who cares!?) and also death of YOUR CHILDREN in the American military, in the future wars to come.

¬†Your elected heroes and their appointed flunkies are sacrificing the lives of people in the future, for a *slight* political expediency today.¬† But hey, it’s just politics.

¬†Way to elect ’em, America.¬† Way to go.

Most. Transparent. Ever.

“This is the most transparent administration ever” -President B.H. Obama

“You are suspicious and will be prohibited from domestic and international travel, based only on suspicion of an anonymous government agent. You will not be told if, or why, you are on our lists. You can appeal it but we won’t tell you if you prevail. And we’ll be scanning everything in your pocket, including your library card and the business card you got from a paint salesman – and god help you if he’s on the list.” – the Obama administration

I See What You Did There

After a brief bit of wikiwandering, I ended up at Aristotle discussing the fallacy now known as “begging the question.”¬† I was minding my own business polishing my brains and then I tripped over a major reason our country is going down the shitter:¬† Little children are not reading Aristotle.

That is to say, our children are not being trained in rigorous logical thought, and this enables bad arguments based on fallacious reasoning to prevail Рnot only in private conversation but also in public discourse and (very unfortunately) in the making of public policy!  I know old dead white men are horribly out of fashion, and so is commentary on what they had to teach us . . . but it is a sad day for me, personally, when reading

“In short, a successful resolution of such a fallacy requires a firm grasp of the correct explanatory powers of things. Without a knowledge of which things are self-explanatory and which are not, the reasoner is liable to find a question-begging argument persuasive.”

. . . makes me realize how the current holder of the most powerful position in the world was able to get his job.

Is This Even Legal? Who Cares, It’s US Doing It!

If I went to your state government and got your personally identifiable information, filled out an application for health insurance for you and sent it to the insurance people, and told you that you should go to their website and finish the application, it would be creepy. It may even be an illegal, fraudulent creepy thing to do.

But if your federal government did it for you*, it’s . . . helpful? Legal? Who knows? Well, they did. So if you didn’t want to put all of your personal information on the obamacare website because it is totally lacking in data security, you may have cause to worry if you got one of these letters.

Then again, you may have cause to worry anyway because the credit reporting agency Experian may have been leaking your ID online too!

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Anonymous sources in the White House provided the news item that 7 million people had signed up on the obamacare website by the deadline.¬† The press had a Victory Lap party for the Obama administration, which was very happy to point out that they had met their goal by their deadline.¬† *This is somehow supposed to be a huge win for the Obama.¬† 300 million were supposed to have signed up.¬† YOU were supposed to have signed up.¬† Nobody signed up.¬† And they’re spiking the football at the White House?

The 7 million is an unverifiable number.¬† There are no statistics available, and you know why?¬† Because the website you are supposed to have given all your personal information to already is not finished.¬† The website you are supposed to use to buy insurance doesn’t have the software for actually BUYING insurance written yet.¬† It isn’t keeping track of anything.¬† So the 7 Million Signups!!1! number is pulled straight out of someone’s ass.¬† OR they created the extra few million they needed to reach 7 million by starting the application process for you and asking you to ‘verify and complete’ it on the website.

Way to go, Obama administration.  You stay competent.

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