Tuesday, August 06, 2013


Quote of the Day

So a lot of people — even those who didn’t vote for him — had hoped that with the election of Barack Obama as president, we’d be moving to a post-racial society.

How’d that work out?

If anything, it seems that the election (and re-election) of the first black president has actually aggravated racial issues in America. If you want my opinion on why — and you probably don’t — it’s because we specifically elected a black president instead of a president who happens to be black — i.e., his election was more because of racism than a triumph over it.

 Frank Fleming quote

The truth that dare not speak its name.


An economist looks at carbon taxes, with comments.


Q: how do we know that the presently-approved alternatives, i.e., wind, solar, do not themselves alter climate trends or equilibria? Perhaps the instantiation of wind turbines disturbs natural wind patterns, or the absorption and channeling of solar rays into domestic energy use alters radiation/reflection patterns, such that they may do more harm than good, in the long term.

It just seems that in our ignorance (and arrogance) we tend to quite muck things up. ...like dams mess up fish reproduction patterns and silt washout, but we didn't appreciate the consequences of that for decades....
It must be my day for climate review: this, via Maggie's Farm:

Art Horn Letter to Connecticut State Department of Agriculture


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