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Myanmar quake…

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For those of you old enough to remember Burma,  that is the Asian country now known as Myanmar.   I trust that the residents of Bagan aren’t laboring under the misapprehension that having the city with its ancient temples designated as a UNESCO world heritage site will protect the  tourist attractions  from Mother Nature.





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August 26, 2016 at 11:56 pm

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Obama and Hillary…

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Judi McLeod has given me a nightmare,  accompanied by demons and flay-boggards of every ilk.   Imagine His Oneness as the replacement for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, whose term expires in early 2017.   Then add Hillary Rodham Clinton as President of the United States of America.

I submit to you that this would be the worst of all possible worlds,  and a scenario from which our world might never recover.   You don’t think elections matter?   Envision my nightmare and think of all the damage and destruction which these two corruptocrats could create from their respective positions of power.   Your new mantra should be ANYBODY BUT HILLARY.

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November 18, 2015 at 11:53 pm

Smallpox hysteria…

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The Virginia Historical Society put together an exhibit of  “bizarre bits”  from its collection,  which included  a smallpox scab.   That sent the Centers for Disease Control off in a dash to retrieve it.   It was a false alarm,  as are nearly all such discoveries,  because smallpox doesn’t remain viable without the right conditions.

What is incredible is that people are clamoring for Russia and the USA to destroy their stocks of smallpox,  when terrorists are always searching for bio-weapons.   And anyone who believes the Russians would actually destroy their stock if the UN and the World Health Organization suddenly decided it should,  raise your hand and go to the back of the line.

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May 20, 2011 at 9:07 am

Cesspool considering…

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This reminds us  why it is worse than useless to utilize the United Nations for anything of consequence.   The irony,  of course,  is that tyrants and progressives love putting the UN into play for their own purposes,  which are never to solve the ostensible problem.

It suits most of the member nations to never have terrorism defined,  so that their own regimes,  legitimate and otherwise,  don’t run afoul of the magic words.   And after all,  if you ever get around to defining terrorism,  somebody just might expect you to get up off your collective corrupt,  incompetent asses and do something about it.

UPDATE:   Richard Miniter points out what I was thinking with his view  of UN war  involvement.

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April 22, 2011 at 11:54 pm

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Israel’s the problem…

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Are you surprised that so little of the unrest  in the Middle East is aimed at Israel by the people in the streets?   I’m not,  as Israel has never been the actual problem.

Anne Bayefsky and Benjamin Weinthal have an excellent piece on Israel being the  sole topic of the resumptions of the 10th emergency session of the UN since 1997.   It matters because His Oneness made the UN the cornerstone of his foreign policy,  and I’m surprised only that the predictable outcomes of such folly have taken this long to appear.

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February 22, 2011 at 9:23 am

An inconvenient truth…

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We now have a UN IPCC  official admitting they mean to redistribute the wealth of the world via climate policy.    What Edenhofer didn’t admit was that the UN is expecting to steal a chunk of the wealth as it passes by its open maw,  or that he and the other alarmists are positioned to vastly improve their personal fortunes as well.

This isn’t a conspiracy theory,  it’s an actual conspiracy,  and it’s unfolding right in front of your nose.

In more promising news,  the Chicago Climate Exchange has collapsed.   It would have been worth its $7 high had Al Gore become president,  but now it’s not worth its current 5 cents a share.   Kim Strassel  is right that the GOP is missing an opportunity to save money by stopping the job-killing green subsidies,  such  as in North Carolina.

The  fraudsters are fighting back, and promising action against the U.S.  if we don’t stay on the climate train,  assisted by His Oneness, who   is awarding a Presidential Medal of Freedom to John Adams, founder of the virulently anti-business  and anti-energy Natural Resources Defense Council.

Much better to listen to Bjorn Lomborg,  who has a spot-on new film out  showing much more useful ways to help mankind at a fraction of the cost,  though it’s more fun to read James Delingpole’s  withering piece on the watermelons.

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November 22, 2010 at 8:41 am

Global warming cooling…

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I confess I thoroughly enjoyed reading Matt Patterson’s piece about Al Gore and the  incredible shrinking global warming crisis.

Even the WaPo is beginning  to report on the loss of steam for the eco-tyrants,  and amazingly,  the  UN and the EU are showing signs of weakening,  if not abandoning entirely,  their green enthusiasm.  I find it especially delicious,  after all the whitewashing inquiries of ClimateGate,  that the InterAcademy Council review of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found there was  “little evidence” for its claims about global warming.

Of course,  none of these odors of reality are stopping His Oneness from trying to achieve the goals of cap-and-trade without legislation.   Texas is  fighting back against this illegal action.

The Climate Action Partnership is collapsing,  with Deere & Co the latest to drop out.   My favorite line from  this article is:   “Corporate America can be accused of being greedy,  but not stupid.”

Of course,  you can still  blame carbon for poison ivy.   (h/t John Miller at The Corner)

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September 1, 2010 at 9:13 am