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Presidential Also-Ran Al Gore: Yet Another Non-Scientist Lecturing Us About Science

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Can’t You Feel the
Coin Rolling In?

And the dimmest shall lead us….

Anyone notice that the lead snake oil salesmen for global warming climate change – The Greatest Scam on Earth – aren’t scientists? And as the evidence against The Big Lie continues to roll in and pile up – the pro-Lie scientists recede further into the background? Further ceding the field to a wide array of utterly non-science snake oilers?

The reason The Big Liars no longer call The Big Lie “global warming” – is because the globe all-but-stopped warming in 1998. Global temperatures have spent the last eighteen years doing…nothing. They’ve basically flatlined. And you know who says so? Scientists.

Which is why the Big Liars had to change tack – and change names. Born was “climate change.” Or, as Ann Coulter pointed out, what we used to call “weather.” Which allows these snake oilers to dismiss those pointing out the many lies contained within the Big Lie as “climate change deniers.” As if we’re denying weather. (Although, actually, for the last eighteen years the climate – on the global temperature main – hasn’t changed.)

When real science rises up against you, you are forced to increasingly rely on fake science. To wit: We have fraudulently started treating carbon dioxide (CO2) as a pollutant. Which is a little strange, seeing as how that’s what everything plant on the planet inhales (and, symbiotically, we exhale – how great is that?). Ironically, tree huggers want to severely restrict what trees need to live. To them I say: Don’t hate – respirate.

Who made the decision that opened that Big Lie CO2 floodgates? Not scientists (Heaven forfend). Seven lawyers in robes – in that hallowed hall of science, the Supreme Court.

In reaction to the mounting actual science in opposition to their Lie, the non-scientist Liars have only screeched louder and with greater frequency. Earlier this month a Leonardo DiCaprio video made the social media rounds. In which he declared (likely after landing in his gas-guzzling private jet [population – eight]) that anyone opposed to the Big Lie is “unfit for office.” Mr. DiCaprio, of course, isn’t a scientist. He’s an actor. More

Elon Musk: The $5-Billion-Government-Money-Recipient ‘Genius’

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Good Work Dodge
If You Can Get It

Conventional wisdom is that Elon Musk is a genius. That he’s an avant-garde innovator – taking entrepreneurial risks way out on the edge. Here is but a sample of the paean news coverage – media members genuflecting so much that their pants are now baggy.

Elon Musk’s Genius: Understanding The Cost Of A Screw And The Value Of A Photo: “Behind the desire to listen to great men like Musk speak about their perspectives is a hope to receive some insight, some pearl of wisdom.”

Elon Musk: A Genius’s Life Story, in His Own Words: “I had the pleasure of sitting down with Elon Musk for an in-depth exploration of his extraordinary life….”

8 Perfectly Genius Elon Musk Quotes: “The Tesla and SpaceX founder is single-handedly transforming industries through a mixture of genius ideas and new innovations….”

5 Bizarre Quotes That Prove Elon Musk Is Probably a Genius

Of course, Bobby Heenan said “If you’re poor and you do something stupid, you’re nuts. If you’re rich and do something stupid, you’re eccentric.” The fine line between stupid and genius – is often a fat bank account.

But what if the fat bank account – isn’t your coin? Or a dramatically huge amount of it isn’t your coin?

Elon Musk Defends $4.9 Billion in Government Money for His Companies More

The Al Sharpton of Power Companies Set to Get a New York State Bailout

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We Have to Destroy the Economy
in Order to Save It

The Reverend Al Sharpton is famous. What he should be is notorious. He has many, many life lowlights. The one that pertains to our conversation here is the 2014 New York Times report that he was at that time $4.5 million short on his federal and New York state taxes.

That’s a lot. And it brings to mind many thoughts regarding the Reverend. None of which, for normal people, is: What this guy really deserves is a government bailout check.

Yet that is what New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo is on the verge of doing for Exelon Generation – the Al Sharpton of power companies.

Exalon was just on the wrong end of a U.S. tax court decision – and has been ordered to pay the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) $1.45 billion in back taxes, penalties, and interest.

What is Exelon? A New York state power company. A very successful New York state power company. Net profits in 2015? $2.2 billion. And they’ve been solidly profitable for years. $1.72 billion in 2013, $1.16 billion in 2012. And $2.7 billion each year all the way back in 2008 and 2009.

So they should have no problem paying their (back) taxes. We should all have a problem with New York’s state government writing them a check – for possibly up to $7 billion. More

New York’s Chief Partisan Persecutor: Democrat Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

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In New York, Justice’s Left Eye is Open

If you want justice, equal protection before the law and prosecutorial humility – New York Democrat Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ain’t your guy.

If you want partisan, selective persecution and ideological witch hunts – you can not do any better than AG Schneiderman.

The Clinton Foundation is located on Avenue of the Americas in New York City – the heart of AG Schneiderman’s purview. It is a multi-multi-million-dollar den of corruption. Time after time billion dollar promises have been made – but never kept. In 2013, only 10% of the money the Foundation spent went to, you know, actual charity. They spent more on office supplies. And, of course, rent – palatial offices on Avenue of the Americas ain’t cheap.

All the while, the Foundation was a global, nigh-limitless cash withdrawal system – taking hundreds of millions of dollars from governments with business before then-United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

It is a chief reason why Mrs. Clinton never used her government email address and its monitored, recorded system – so no one could track the confluence of State Department and Clinton Foundation action.

Is AG Schneiderman at all interested in looking into any of this? Of course not. Because Hillary Clinton is a fellow Democrat. And she’s now the Party’s presidential nominee. Can’t foul that up with enforcement of the law. Ask James Comey. More

Government Ignores Human Nature – and Warps the World with its Ignorance

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The Bigger the Government – the Bigger the Ignorance

Socialism doesn’t work because it tries to root out human nature. Capitalism works because it harnesses it.

We are capitalists, conservatives and federalists in part because we acknowledge and understand human nature. Its possibilities – and its limitations.

They are Socialists because they are Utopian fantasists. They think they can remake humanity and the planet into a Heaven on Earth. And the vehicle with which they attempt this intercontinental, multi-billion-person fundamental transformation – is government.

Faith in government is itself a failure to grasp human nature. For several reasons. One of them is the Wallet Rule:

If you go out on a Friday night with your wallet, and you go out the following Friday night with my wallet – on which Friday night are you going to have more fun? More

Too Much Dishonesty, WAY Too Late, on the Dakota Access Pipeline

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So Too Environmentalists
(Please Pardon the Redundancy)

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) will deliver us oil. From the fracking-unleashed shale fields of North Dakota to Illinois – from whence it will make its energy-providing, prices-lowering way into our economy.

As with all things – especially oil-related – lots of governments had to grant lots of permission to the DAPL folks before any pipe could be laid. And every pertinent government – the four states’ through which the line will be laid, and the Feds – have all granted that permission.

Get that? The anti-fuel, anti-capitalism, environmentalist radical Barack Obama Administration – that dragged its feet for years on and then denied the Keystone Pipeline – approved the DAPL.

So what’s the problem? Believe it or not, there are environmentalist radicals even more radical than the Obama Administration. And they object.

Behold environmentalist radical trial lawyers EarthJustice – and their client, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST).

The problem is – well, a problem is – the time to object was during the five different governments’ respective, lengthy pipeline approval processes. Which, in fact, the Tribe did. More

Here’s the Way to Finally End the Farm Bill

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Then as Now – No Need for Government.
Just Start Swapping

We less government types have loathed the Farm Bill – since there was a Farm Bill. Because we loathe government inanity – and the Farm Bill is full of it.

The Farm Bill is Franklin Delano Roosevelt-New Deal era central planning. Which means for coming up on ninety years – our farmers and their farms have been besieged by constricting, constraining government inanity.

And over that near-century, we have globalized the markets for nigh everything – including food. Which means our dumb domestic farm policy – has helped shape dumb domestic policies the world over. Which collectively became dumb international policy.

Our Farm Bill helped incept and foster an international regulatory arms race. A terrible multi-governments poker game – where farming nations everywhere saw and then raised everyone else’s taxes, tariffs and subsidies.

That’s a lot of governments – engaged in a lot of inanity. We less government types have tried to end the United States’ portion of it – in the exact same way, over and over again, for decades. More

The Road to Hell is Paved with Regulations. And Taxes. Take Note, New York

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Shovel Ready Jobs

We are nigh all familiar with the maxim: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

I also like it in its original form – in the original French: “The saying is thought to have originated with Saint Bernard of Clairvaux who wrote (c. 1150), ‘L’enfer est plein de bonnes volontés ou désirs.’ ‘Hell is full of good wishes or desires.’”

Because it shows that not only do good intentions lay your road to Hell – they ensure you get there. Where you and your intentions can plot and plan for all eternity.

And nigh everyone gets this – save for Leftists. And unfortunately for the rest of us, their attempts at good intentions – via government – drag all of us down to Hell right along with them.

Which is ironic. Because what Utopian Leftists are attempting – is to create a Heaven on Earth. Oops.

Good intentions lead to Hell – because this ain’t Heaven. And here on Earth, Reality always, inexorably inserts itself – and disrupts and destroys even the best of intentions.

Exhibit A: New York state.

“‘The state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) earlier Monday passed a new set of standards that by 2030 is supposed to ensure that half of New York’s energy needs are met by renewable methods, ranging from solar and wind, as well as hydro and nuclear power.’” More

Why Is it Only ‘Science’ When It Grows Government?

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

Smart Man

We see it over and over again. And have seen it for decades. It is why I remain steadfastly opposed to any government “research.” Because the government only funds research that feeds and fosters itself. And when the science isn’t compliant – government ignores it, or warps it to its will.

Government is an organism. Just like any other organism, its first priority is self-preservation. Its second – is to grow. So when you give the federal government $4 trillion a year to spend, it will spend a lot of it funding its own preservation and growth. No matter how much damage it does to everyone and everything else.

Government cherry-picks the research it funds. The Feds have spent tens (hundreds?) of billions of dollars on global warming – oops, I mean climate change studies. I would bet there hasn’t been ten grand total spent on scientists who are man-made climate change skeptics. Because proving there’s no problem – means there’s no justification for government to grow.

But from 1998 until as recently as 2014, the global temperature has flat-lined. No warming. Virtually no change at all. Did a government-funded study find this empirical fact? No. In fact, the government has spent a lot of money, time and effort trying to suppress this information – and attacking those who cite it.

Because according to government – it ain’t science if it doesn’t grow government. More

New York State Is Perfecting Its Taxpayer Repellent

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Legal Emigration

Government at all levels has been for a century-plus grossly over-involved in, well, everything. For this particular exercise, let us look at the energy sector. Behold the myth that is “green energy.”

“Green energy” is – nigh totally – neither green, nor energy. Most sources – wind, solar, ethanol and bio-,… – expend as much or more traditional energy to produce as they eventually provide. And their production and utilization are in many instances much more anti-planet than demonized traditional sources.

And unlike traditional sources, “green energy” requires government money. Lots and LOTS of government money. Subsidies to the tune of tens (hundreds?) of billions of dollars over the last few decades.

Which violates several of life’s maxims.

1) If something is a good idea – no government money is necessary. No one needs to subsidize ice cream.

2) Government money doesn’t help – it warps. Our decades of tilting at ethanol windmills has done virtually nothing to improve either ethanol or the energy sector. It has dramatically increased the price we pay at the gas pump – and the price of food all over the planet. As we bizarrely burn food for fuel. More