As the Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama cycle started: America, lead by the United States, had to regress towards the mean (the average). To accomplish that, the manufacturing base of the Northeast, Midwest, and the south had to be broken. But the question is: How do you get everyone behind reducing our wealth out of our own volition? The pied piper was required, and lower cost manufacturing became the tool, and the lower cost of goods sold the way to sell it.
Today I declare the climate science “debate” to be mostly an illusion.
You think you live in a world in which there are climate science skeptics on one side of the debate, and climate scientists, plus their believers, on the other side. And you think they are talking about the same thing.
That isn’t what’s happening. It’s mostly an illusion.
Every once in a while, common sense smacks you right between the eyes, and it comes from a place you never expect it to come from. Case in point, this blog story:
Obviously those calculations assume that our past experiences do a good job of predicting what happens next. And this is good news. Really, really, good news... ...It’s good news because I used to be afraid of lots of stuff that never happened in the past. For example, I have never died from a nuclear attack, but now I understand that risk to be zero.
Read on, and prepared to be enlightened - regardless of your position.
I am astonished at Elle Magazine's headline by Sandy Doyle.
A capable, independent, successful woman that speaks for women's rights is considered to be both a "princess" - I guess that's a derogatory title now - and "terrifying. This must be an optical illusion of some sort.
Social Media. Either allows information, or it does not and thus must shut down. The flow of information cannot be constricted and still be called "open". The right to free speech only applies to the government, private companies like Google, et al, can infringe upon the right to free speech because they are companies, and not government. That is their right.
Now, let me put it a different way - for contrast - if, say a wedding cake store makes the choice not to serve white frosted cakes, are they allowed to do so? What if an Indian couple wants a cake with white frosting; is that still okay? What if a Native American wants a cake with white frosting; is that still okay? What if an alternate lifestyle couple wants a cake with white frosting; is that still okay? What if an LGBT couple wishes a white frosting cake; is not having it (censoring the frosting available) acceptable?
It is not a simple thing, and the article is not going to answer it; but, it certainly poses the right questions.
Most of today’s adult Americans grew up in a society whose citizens dreamed of perpetually improving outcomes: better jobs, fatter wallets, stronger government, finer culture, nicer families, smarter kids, all the usual fruits of progress.
HR 6393 Section 501 (e) says the duties of this special interagency committee shall be as follows:
(1) To counter active measures by Russia to exert covert influence, including by exposing falsehoods, agents of influence, corruption, human rights abuses, terrorism, and assassinations carried out by the security services or political elites of the Russian Federation or their proxies.
(2) Such other duties as the President may designate for purposes of this section.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the longtime school choice advocate, met with lawmakers and Gov. Eric Greitens on Thursday to talk about measures to expand charter schools, online education and education savings accounts, which give public dollars to parents through a bank account to use on educational expenses.
A Lee’s Summit citizen has requested the Missouri Attorney General’s office intervene and remove the Charter questions from the April 4 ballot making the argument that Lee’s Summit voters are being defrauded by the changes. The citizen, has requested quo warranto, a legal investigation, into the work of the Charter Commission and possible conflicts of interests involving some Commissioners and various Lee’s Summit municipal charities.