Archive for April 2015

Climatological Cassandras Circa the 1970’s

Today’s Wall Street Journal “Notable and Quotable” feature is on global cooling predictions in the 1970’s: From Time magazine, June 24, 1974:  As they review the bizarre and unpredictable weather pattern of the past several years, a growing number of scientists are beginning to suspect that many seemingly contradictory meteorological fluctuations are actually part of a…

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Climatistas Are Cracking Up

Now they’re saying that climate change caused the Nepal earthquake. Recently discovered, that causal factor is seen by a growing body of scientists as further proof that climate change can affect the underlying structure of the Earth. …a series of life-threatening “extreme geological events” – earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis – is predicted by a group…

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Baltimore a study of liberal wreckage

From todays Wall Street Journal editorial: …as order starts to return to the streets, and the usual political suspects lament the lack of economic prospects for the young men who rioted, let’s not forget who has run Baltimore and Maryland for nearly all of the last 40 years. The men and women in charge have…

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Baltimore Burning

A lot of white people voted for Obama in 2008 because they were decidedly not racists and they believed that electing a black president would end racial strife once and for all.  They believed that if America elected the first black president, racial healing would occur.  Many of those 2008 voters withheld their vote for…

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This showed up in my email…

Estate Planning A man was telling his buddy: “You won’t believe what happened last night.” The man related that his daughter walked into the living room and said: “Dad, do not pay off my college tuition loan, cancel my allowance, throw away all my clothes and take my iPhone and laptop. In addition, please take all…

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Same-Sex Marriage and the Enlightenment

Joseph Bottum is author of An Anxious Age — The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America, a book I read and whose thesis I mostly but not entirely agree with. As I understood what I was reading, In that book Mr. Bottum blames leftist politics for the decline in the mainstream protestant churches. They lost…

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Obama’s lawlessness threatens liberty and justice for all

The Divine Right of Kings was abolished on June 15, 1215 at Runnymede when King John signed the Magna Carta. English lawyer and judge Lord Denning (1899-1999) declared the Magna Carta “the greatest constitutional document of all times – the foundation of the freedom of the individual against the arbitrary authority of the despot.” It…

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Men, Women and Marriage

There now exists a coterie of books and articles on the phenomenon of young men losing all interest in commitment to women. These young men haven’t lost interest in sex, by any means, and they won’t anytime soon. But women aren’t demanding commitment before sex these days and men are fine with that. Years of…

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Colorado Sheriffs 2014 CCW Statistics Report

CCW permits are issued by Colorado Sheriffs who are required to report the number of new permits issued, the number renewed, and the number revoked by them during the past year. The 2014 report is now out showing that in the past year sheriffs issued 21,874 new permits and 17,317 permits were renewed, for a total…

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Oh great, more dumb lawyers on the way

The Smartest People Are Opting Out of Law School American law schools have a brain drain problem. Fewer people with high Law School Admission Test scores are applying to and enrolling in law school, and less-qualified students are filling their slots, new research shows. As schools grapple with a persistent slump in young Americans’ interest…

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