Archive for June 2019

Climate Change — Science or Politics?

What historians will certainly worry about in future centuries is how deeply flawed logic, obscured by shrewd and unrelenting propaganda, actually enabled a coalition of powerful special interests to convince nearly everyone in the world that carbon dioxide from human industry was a dangerous, planet destroying toxin. It will be remembered as the greatest mass…

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Saturday Morning Wisdom — Quotable Quotes

Saturday morning seems like a good time to slow down from the week’s rush and feast on the wisdom to be found in some quotable quotes from the past and present. Soak it in: Plus ca Change, plus c’est la meme chose — A little French for “The more things change the more they stay…

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The Paper Tiger That Roared

Andrew Sullivan has called President Trump a paper tiger. He’s referring to Trump’s threat to impose a 5% tariff on Mexico to increase by additional 5% each month Mexico refuses to stop letting illegal immigrants pass through Mexico to the U.S. border. Sullivan said: Unlike in the past, the large majority of current migrants bring…

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Trump sits for interview with Piers Morgan

On Wednesday Trump sat for an interview with Piers Morgan. When Morgan was on CNN he was such a prig. I don’t watch CNN but one could always find clips of Morgan’s silly raging against guns. Since returning to the UK I thought Morgan had cooled his jets a bit and become a little more…

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Today is D-Day + 75

The featured image is the American military cemetery above Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur-Mer. When Charles de Gaulle threatened to withdraw from NATO and wanted Americans out of France, President Johnson asked if that would include the Americans buried at Normandy. de Gaulle, embarrassed, retracted. Here’s a link to Ronald Reagan’s iconic “Boys of Pointe Du…

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Why We Can’t Debate Socialism With Socialists

If you’ve ever tried to debate socialism with a socialist you know very well why we can’t debate socialism with socialists. Debate is an exchange of ideas and arguments about a subject of importance. The participants to a debate are expected to operate on the basis of candor, intelligence and good will. That’s not what…

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