Saturday, March 28, 2015

Earth Hour celebrates ignorance, poverty, and backwardness - AEI | Carpe Diem Blog

Earth Hour celebrates ignorance, poverty, and backwardness - AEI | Carpe Diem Blog » AEIdeas: "I abhor Earth Hour. Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century. Every material social advance in the 20th century depended on the proliferation of inexpensive and reliable electricity.

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Don’t get your hopes up. Chuck Schumer is no improvement over Harry Reid

I agree.  This was my first thought.

Don’t get your hopes up. Chuck Schumer is no improvement over Harry Reid « Hot Air: "There isn’t anything resembling a centrist bone in Chuck Schumer’s body. If he’s the one calling the shots for the Democrats in the Senate you can forget about any sort of bipartisan work being done. It’s going to be all obstruction all the time, and should the Democrats somehow regain control of the Senate in 2016 I can assure you that you’ll almost find yourself missing Harry Reid.

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Destructive Effects of Multiculturalism

Destructive Effects of Multiculturalism | Conservative Daily News: "Thomas Sowell, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University has said, “What ‘multiculturalism’ boils down to is that you can praise any culture in the world except Western culture – and you cannot blame any culture in the world except Western culture.”

Roger Kimball of the New Criterion has written, “Wherever the imperatives of multiculturalism have touched the curriculum, they have left broad swaths of anti-Western attitudinizing competing for attention with quite astonishing historical blindness.” Multiculturalism has led to the historical revisionism that paints Christopher Columbus as a nefarious European who initiated the transformation of a supposed paradisiacal Western hemisphere into the evil, corrupt America of today.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Campus Left Begins to Implode

The Campus Left Begins to Implode | The Weekly Standard: "If you pay any attention to the ways in which radicalism dominates the culture of the university these days, you're likely to feel as though you've gone through the looking glass. "White privilege." "Trigger warnings." "Rape culture." All of this (and much else) has turned academia into a bizarre, Orwellian simulacrum of itself. And not only that, but the radicalism has migrated outward into the broader culture, too. It's the kind of insanity we haven't seen in America since the bad old days of the early 1970s.

The good news is that these sorts of perversions always burn themselves out-they're too untethered to reality. Eventually people realize that the radicalism is really about just one thing: power.  And once people begin to challenge the dogmas, they collapse in a cascade. Because as they lose their power to exact a price for criticism, they attract more of it.

The bad news is that these radical revolutions can deal out a great amount of harm before they are discredited.

But in any case, we may be witnessing the first dawning realization on the left about the problems inherent in their movement. Allow me to present three pieces, each from a liberal looking at contemporary campus politics."


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A GMO Success Story - Norman Borlaug. He saved a billion lives

Don Surber: Norman Borlaug. He saved a billion lives:

And that was the key. The way to fight diseases that attack wheat and other cereals was not through pesticides and the like, but rather through breeding.. Spoiled, rich liberals today pooh-pooh and demonize GMO food, but mankind has been modifying plants since the dawn of civilization. Indeed, it is what led to civilization. We call it farming.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Not Quite the Same Outrage When It’s Christian Culture Being Destroyed as it is a Quran Being Flushed

Not Quite the Same Outrage When It’s Christian Culture Being Destroyed as it is a Quran Being Flushed - Freedom Outpost: "I guess it's okay to blow up a Christian monastery, but don't publish a cartoon (however tasteless) of the prophet Mohammed.

Muslims are rampaging through Iraq, erasing any signs of Christianity in the region and I hear little to no outcry – no mass protests - no nothing! Thousands upon thousands of Christians have been murdered, displaced or sold into slavery and I guess that's bad – but "the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." Right, Barack?"


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Feds Attack American Businesses in “Operation Choke Point”

Feds Attack American Businesses in “Operation Choke Point” | Gingrich Productions: "In an administration that has pioneered the use of regulatory power to bully businesses into doing “voluntarily” what the bureaucrats can’t require by law, a secretive federal program that has become public in the last few months stands out as an especially disturbing abuse of power.
The program’s name, “Operation Choke Point,” is a pretty strong indication of trouble–an eerie way for bureaucrats to describe their conduct toward private citizens.
It’s a reference to the banking system as the “choke point” of businesses, a critical piece of the economic infrastructure which government can co-opt to strangle legal activities it doesn’t favor. In fact, I first learned about the program through my work as an advisor to the U.S. Consumer Coalition, which is fighting attacks like these on legal American businesses.
The revelation is alarming in part because it suggests federal officials have realized that they can leverage their strong regulatory authority over one industry, financial services, to exert broad control over many others.
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If Iran’s ‘Hard-Liners' Are Happy, Americans Should Be Worried

If Iran’s ‘Hard-Liners' Are Happy, Americans Should Be Worried - Commentary Magazine Commentary Magazine: "This reflects, he writes, “a general satisfaction with the direction of the talks and the successes Iran is enjoying, extending and deepening its influence in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen.” "


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You Ought to Have a Look: Intimidation in Science

You Ought to Have a Look: Intimidation in Science | Cato @ Liberty: "Talk of interference, intimidation, and abridgement of scientific freedom continues to make the news this week—and increasingly is taking the form of pushback against recently announced congressional investigations into sources of scientific research funding.

On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial offering a “round of applause for those pushing back, providing the bullies a public lesson in the First Amendment.” Highlighted in their coverage were efforts by the Cato Institute, Heartland Institute and Koch Industries condemning attempts to “silence public debate” on climate change. From the WSJ:

Democrats and their allies have failed to persuade Americans that climate change is so serious that it warrants sweeping new political controls on American energy and industry. So liberals are trying to silence those who are winning the argument. We’re glad to see the dissenters aren’t intimidated.
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The Orwellian Obama Presidency

Bret Stephens: The Orwellian Obama Presidency - WSJ: "To adapt George Orwell’s motto for Oceania: Under Mr. Obama, friends are enemies, denial is wisdom, capitulation is victory.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

MSM reporters: Cultural Marxist race mongers

MSM reporters: Cultural Marxist race mongers: "With few exceptions, the reporters for the mainstream media are reprobate and void of any semblance of truth and/or integrity. They are cultural Marxists doing their very best to promote racial acrimony.

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V.S. NAIPAUL says ISIS is now the Fourth Reich

V.S. NAIPAUL says ISIS is now the Fourth Reich | Daily Mail Online: "The Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul has warned that Islamic State are the most potent threat to the world since the Nazis.

In a hard-hitting article in today’s Mail on Sunday, the revered novelist brands the extremist Muslim organisation as the Fourth Reich, saying it is comparable to Adolf Hitler’s regime in its fanaticism and barbarity.

Calling for its ‘military annihilation,’ the Trinidadian-born British writer says IS is ‘dedicated to a contemporary holocaust’, has a belief in its own ‘racial superiority,’ and produces propaganda that Goebbels would be proud of. 

A long-term critic of Islam as a global threat, he also challenges those who say the extremists have nothing to do with the real religion of Islam, suggesting that the simplicity of some interpretations of the faith have a strong appeal to a minority.

The author of A House For Mr Biswas, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001, is known for his sharp views.

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