Showing posts with label science. Show all posts
Showing posts with label science. Show all posts

November 30, 2017


On patriotic correctness

from TheLibertarianInstitute: Our society is one of the most prosperous and freest that has ever existed. But society and government are not the same, and we would do well to remember that.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

NY Times ‘Angry Hannity’ photo select confirms host’s belief of ‘liberal bias’

from Mediaite: And the NY Times has something of a predictable pattern of portraying progressive icons in a most flattering light. (see CNN’s Jeff Zucker, indie filmmaker Spike Lee and original Wikileaks discloser Chelsea Manning for example)
Media Bias on Parade

Why Net Neutrality was mistaken from the beginning (AOL edition)

from Reason: It turns out that Tom Wheeler, the FCC head who imposed the rules, doesn't know what he's talking about.
Regulation Nation

VIDEO: Carl Sagan - Science and Skepticism

from LibertyPen/YouTube: Scientist Carl Sagan is concerned about America’s future when citizens lack the scientific and technological understanding to make informed decisions.
Indoctrination and Censorship

FLASHBACK: Hypocrite Matt Lauer grilled Bill O’Reilly over sexual harassment

from NewsBusters: The time has come for Matt Lauer to answer the same questions he poised to Bill O'Reilly!
Media Bias on Parade

Cop tries to taser man for refusing to give ID, tasers fellow cop instead

from TheFreeThoughtProject: A man trying to assert his right not to give police his identification was arrested, but not before a cop tasered his own partner in the process.
Police State America   The Government is Not Us

September 25, 2017


Has asset forfeiture gone too far? Damn right Skippy!

from FoxNews: How the legalized theft of one man's truck brings the morality of civil asset forfeiture to light.
Police State America

Oklahoma is imprisoning so many people it can’t hire enough guards to keep up

from In These Times: “Prison guard unions often have a strong incentive to push back against reforms, because so much of what we spend on incarceration goes to correctional officers,” explains John Pfaff, a Fordham Law School professor.
Police State America

Scientists go after the media for highlighting a study showing IPCC climate models were wrong

from Watts Up With That!: Sadly, these scientists cannot rejoice that things are not as bad as they thought because the new finding threatens their funding.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

UC Berkeley’s ‘Free Speech Week’ officially canceled, appeared to be set-up from the start

from The Mercury News: Email suggests organizers didn’t intend for the event to happen
Indoctrination and Censorship

Sweden's 'man-free' music festival prompts response from transgender people

from Fox News: The ban on men, it turns out, only applies to what Knyckare described as “cisgender men”—which is a term for men whose gender identity corresponds to their sex assigned at birth. That's not very PC.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Judge approves surveillance on Reno buses

from Mohave Valley Daily News: If you are in public, you are in government's space and will be monitored and recorded. That is what public means these days.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

A VERY Inconvenient Truth: Scientists Finally Admit Climate Models Are FAILING To Predict Global Warming

by Michael Bastasch.    A group of scientists recently put out a new study confirming the 15-year “hiatus” in global warming. That study made headlines, but what went largely unnoticed was a major admission made by the paper’s authors: the climate models were wrong. “There is this mismatch between what the climate models are producing     ... MORE

Hottest Year On Record? Claim Not Backed Up By The Data

from Investors Business Daily.    The narrative says we’re living in dangerous times as man’s carbon dioxide emissions heat Earth. But a scientist testifying before Congress showed that the temperature record telling that story can’t be trusted. When the media reported — gleefully because it allowed them to advance their agenda — that 2015  ... MORE

10 Reasons That Show Global Warming Is Not Man-Made

by Mike van Biezen.   Physics Prof explains his switch to skepticism. It made sense. Knowing that CO2 is a greenhouse gas and that our industrialized world is adding a large amount of it to the atmosphere on a yearly basis, I accepted the premise that this would cause global temperatures to rise.  But one day about 7 years ago, I looked   ... MORE

You Know Less Than You Think About Guns

by Brian Doherty.   "There is a gun for roughly every man, woman, and child in America," President Barack Obama proclaimed after the October mass shooting that killed 10 at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. "So how can you, with a straight face, make the argument that more guns will make us safer? We know that states with the most gun laws tend ... MORE

Andrew Follett: Obama Policies Exacerbate Wildfires

It is not global warming.      Scientists and lawmakers are placing the blame for recent wildfires on President Barack Obama’s policies, not global warming. “Our nation’s forests are sick and flammable, but they don’t have to be. Proper management would increase their resilience to wildfires.” said Julia Slingsby, Press Secretary of the House     ... MORE

Robert Coolman: CDC Says E-Cigs Help You Quit Smoking

A helpful tool to quit traditional cigarettes.   According to a CDC report issued Saturday, electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are strongly associated with attempts to quit regular smoking. E-cigs are battery-powered inhalation devices that typically deliver nicotine and/or flavored vapor in the form of an aerosol. Several studies have suggested a ... MORE

Cynthia M. Cale: Forensic DNA Evidence Is Not Infallible

Some new techniques have higher probability of error. Earlier this month, the Texas Forensic Science Commission raised concerns about the accuracy of the statistical interpretation of DNA evidence, and it is now checking whether convictions going back more than a decade are safe. Despite how it is often portrayed, in the media and in courts,    ... MORE

Henry L. Miller: The Dirty Truth About "Organic"

In denial of reality.       Passionate advocates of organic farming and foods resemble members of a religious cult, one founded on a “back to Nature” mentality. They are not so fundamentalist, however, that they do not make concessions to reality. For example, organic standards arbitrarily define which pesticides are acceptable, but allow “deviations”   ... MORE

Climate Change Is About Power, Not Environment

by Rick Manning.       The heartbreak of a faltering premise. Global warming alarmists must be shaking their heads in disbelief. Just when they felt they had the stars aligned to push their anti-free enterprise/capitalism agenda on the international stage and claim the power they crave, the climate and scientists have begun to turn against them. Sidney,  ... MORE