February, 2008

 

Climate Science: Roger Pielke Sr. Research Group News, Global Warming

R.A. Pielke Sr. has relaunched a climate science blog. Here is the announcement from the site: “As a result of very positive encouragement from many Climate Science readers, I have decided to relaunch the website. The format will be different than in the past, however, in that comments will not be permitted. The posting of information will not be on a schedule, but when new information on a climate science issue is available that is otherwise not very visible, or has been misrepresented in the media. The presentation of climateRead More


PBS, History Detectives, Wes Cowan, political views, answer from PBS

I watch a lot of public tv. I especially like the quality of NC public tv. When I watch a show, I do not wish to hear the political opinion or experience a political agenda unraveling, unless the show is about politics or the host has made it clear in the beginning. Yesterday, Saturday, February 23, 2008, I was watching History Detectives. Wes Cowan, one of the hosts, was narrating and mentioned that The Swift Boat Veterans had smeared the reputation of John Kerry and possibly cost him the election.Read More


Democracy, stages, big government, dependence, political speeches, Alexander Fraser Tytler

As you listen to the political speeches, platforms and promises of the 2008 presidential campaign, ponder the words of Alexander Fraser Tytler, a british lawyer and writer. Tytler believed that governments and democracy go through stages that last 200 years. His thoughts are rather amazing when compared to the current state of democracy in the US. I believe we are in the apathy to dependence stage. Listen to the presidential candidates speak of what you are due from government, what you are entitled to. Is this what you really want,Read More


Federal income tax, Clinton versus Bush comparison

Once again, the nice lady from the west coast has delivered an interesting email. Think the democrats are watching out for the little guy? Think George Bush and the republicans are just trying to help the wealthy? Read the following: After watching a focus group of democrats that watched the democratic debate the other day in Vegas, ….  for the most part, all of them bashed Bush over and over again on how he is out for his millionaire friends and the big oil companies and he has totally forgottenRead More


Iraq War justification, Iraq War reasons, can we justify, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Barack Obama

Below are some of the justifications for the Iraq War. What are your reactions to these quotes with 20/20 hindsight? Were we justified to invade Iraq? Were these statements credible and based on credible intelligence? Did Saddam Hussein use weapons of mass destruction? Respond with your comments. 1.  “We must stop Saddam from ever again jeopardizing the stability and security of his neighbors with weapons of mass destruction.”  “The chemical weapons Saddam has used and the biological weapons we know he has tested pay no attention to borders and nationalities.”Read More