November 28, 2009

The Genie Is Out — So Let’s Agree To Open The Bottle

It seems that so called scientists at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) and other institutions might be finally willing to properly respond to Freedom Of Information (FOI) requests. Not surprising, now that the genie is out of the bottle and it is going to be increasingly more criminal to claim that data related to FOI […]






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November 27, 2009

ClimateGate: the World Responds

Wry Heat No matter what side of the issue one might be on, this is serious stuff. And the debate is now turning from how badly the public has been misled, to whether or not someone should face criminal consequences. This isn’t surprising, as it would seem quite logical that actions taken knowingly to deceive […]






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November 21, 2009

Oops. The Emails Leaked (aka Global Warming Lipstick)

Global Warming for Idiots Interesting development in the continuing saga of the Church of Man Made Global Warming (CMMGW). It seems that some of the most vocal proponents of the concept of man made global warming were adding quite a thick layer of lipstick on their statistics and numbers to make them fit what they […]






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November 20, 2009

This One Sums It Up Pretty Well

Obamacare The Efficiency of the Postal Service The Sustainability of Social Security and all the Compassion of the IRS (No further comment) © 2009, Pontificus. All rights reserved.






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November 20, 2009

The California Bankruptcy Experiment

The Golden State hasn’t been that golden in a long while. Year after year the state seems to move from one budget crisis to the next. From one massive budget shortfall to another just as big or bigger. If political speeches promising a better future had any worth, the state would be platinum by now. […]






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November 19, 2009

From Enemy Combatant to American Citizen

Terrorists — aka Enemy Combatants — in Guantanamo Bay Prison must be humming to the tune of Happy Days.1 That’s because they’ve moved from an enemy combatant held under Geneva conventions up to apparently the same rights as those afforded to American citizens. No longer do they need to worry about a criminal tribunals like […]






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November 18, 2009

That Climate Change Thing…

Climate Change (formerly known as Global Warming) isn’t quite done in the political arena yet. One would think that the the global warming predictions — and the so-called models they are based on — were sufficiently busted through actual observations of the weather and solid science1 that there would be no further discussion of laws […]






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November 17, 2009

Will Obama Turn Tail in Afganistan?

There are some interesting similarities between Obama’s Afghanistan and Clinton’s Somalia. Both new presidents inherited the foreign situation from their predecessor. Both have (or had) advisers who would rather pay off terrorists than fight them unless it brings political benefits. When it came to Clinton, White House control — which inevitably meant changing missions and […]






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November 16, 2009

Cash for clunkers cost $24,000 per vehicle sold…

Edmunds.com — known for evaluating new and used cars and their markets — collated its seasonal car sales numbers with the results of the cash for clunkers program (aka Car Allowance Rebate System) click this over here now. Their findings were that factoring in new car sales that would have taken place anyway, the government […]






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November 13, 2009

Ft. Hood Tragedy And Gun Control

The Fort Hood tragedy inflicted by Major Nidal Malik Hasan is a somber reminder of the gun-free zones forced on our military by President Clinton in 1993.1 Mr. Hasan, spouting religious slogans2 killed 14 and wounded 29 before being stopped by a police officer Kimberly Munley. The term gun-free zone is actually inaccurate. It really […]






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