Archive for July 2012

Making Sense of Polling Data

Most people have learned that that the best way to make sense of polling data is to not pay any attention to it. The result is that most people aren’t confused by polling data because what they know of it is sketchy at best. For example, most people probably think that right now Obama leads…

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Dick Morris Explains Taxmegeddon — Partially

“Taxmegeddon” is the popular term for the huge bundle of new taxes expected to hit on January 1, 2013 if Obama is re-elected. Dick Morris explains how much it might cost you if Obama is re-elected. All these new taxes, should they become a reality, will surely turn the present Great Stagnation into another Great…

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No Summer of Recovery — Great Stagnation Instead

The employment-population ratio is the ratio of employment* to population. Unlike the unemployment rate, it shows the effects of discouraged workers leaving the labor force. The unemployment rate will go down as some workers get discouraged and are no longer counted as part of the labor force, since the unemployment rate is the ratio of…

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Oprah Just Another Obama Throw Away

Oprah Winfrey endorsed Obama for President in 2008, something she had never done before.  This was a bold move, she had theretofore avoided politics.  It came at a crucial time for Obama, it was just what he needed then and the muscle of the biggest woman in entertainment helped his candidacy tremendously.  So, he’s eternally…

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Humans the cause of the forest fire menace

In 1900 the density of the forest in the Southern Rockies was 80 trees per acre, now it’s 1,000 trees per acre. What used to be a forest is now a thicket. Fire suppression in the last century was the first cause and now it’s pine beetles and the cessation of logging due to environmental…

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Interesting Letter to the Editor

Letter to the editor of the Springfield (Missouri) News-Leader: I have given much thought to Richard Stoecker’s letter (“Vote for Mormon against beliefs,” June 15). I am also a Christian and differ with the Mormon religion. But I think any Christian should spend much time in prayer before refusing to vote for a family man…

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Fracking for shale gas is a good thing — it results in a clean burning high energy fuel at little risk to the environment

British science writer Matt Ridley’s books on evolution, genetics and society are among the best science writing a general reader can find.  He’s the bane of liberals because he exposes their muddled thinking and hidden agendas with straight forward scientific reporting of the best available evidence. The current shale gas miracle has unnerved the Green movement…

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Why I Don’t Go To Church

This photo is from a post by Steven Hayward at the Powerline Blog, and is from the Episcopal General Conventional currently underway.  Hayward says the Episcopal church needn’t wonder why it’s losing members. Sometimes I’m asked why I don’t go to church. I usually say it’s because the church I grew up in has been…

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