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How Our World Fell Apart

Nik L Wrote: Jul 24, 2014 9:05 AM
Lil’ Val is the éminence grise of Dear Ruler’s court.
Given the standards of experience and accomplishment for Democrats set by Dear Ruler, and both having had pampered upbringings, Chelsea is a natural for president. Then again, this could be money-laundering for Hillary’s campaign.
In addition to the OTT speaking fees from schools, her near-record $8M advance on her book amount to money-laundering for her campaign.
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The Next Generation Of Talking Heads

Nik L Wrote: Jul 02, 2014 8:19 AM
The weakness of journalism is the educational curricula that its practitioners take. Unlike, say, engineering curricula, journalism curricula have no sure tests that a student truly understands the basic pertinent facts and how to apply them with rigor, especially in a society that relies on journalists to help keep politicians honest and the public evenhandedly informed. In journalism curricula, having opinions suffices. In engineering curricula, those tests exist because, when engineers practice their professions, if they make mistakes, buildings collapse, planes fall out of the sky, and the lights go out. In our society, is not journalism at least as important as engineering, such that journalism curricula should have comparable tests and rigor?
Maybe this time, he’ll actually raise his hand when he takes the oath instead of holding it waist-high as if he were trying to keep a dog from jumping on him. And now that the history of the email back-up contract with Sonasoft has surfaced (no thanks to Koskinen), even more sparks should fly. (And, if they don’t, then we’ll know that the GOP has been complicit.) One wonders, though, why the hearing starts so late.
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You Bet This is Swiftboating

Nik L Wrote: Jun 19, 2014 11:00 AM
I look forward to a barrage of swiftboat-like ads appearing on TV to sink Hillary's candidacy. (And besides finally sending her back to the cesspool from whence she came, they will probably be more entertaining than regular programming.)
Article I, Section 10 of the US Constitution - No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, UNLESS ACTUALLY INVADED, OR IN SUCH IMMINENT DANGER AS WILL NOT ADMIT DELAY. Go Texas!
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Slavery Reparations

Nik L Wrote: Jun 18, 2014 7:26 AM
By Mr. Coates’ argument, am I to seek reparations from the Italian government for the enslavement of my ancestors who lived under Roman rule in ancient Britain? Seriously, slavery has been practiced by EVERY society that has ever existed (and is still practiced in by today). But only two took the lead to abolish it (in law and in fact) and to shed treasure and lives to abolish it beyond their own borders. One was the United States of America. The UK was the other one.
If avoiding “high-risk” enterprises is the objective, then no entity should lend money to the Government of the United States (as currently led).
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Wrong Lessons from Cantor Defeat

Nik L Wrote: Jun 13, 2014 1:57 PM
The senators and representatives of the US Congress have ZERO responsibility to any/all who entered the US illegally, stay here illegally, and consume resources illegally. Rather, their responsibility is to US citizens and to those non-citizens who are here legally. So, why all the hand-wringing by US politicians (and the nattering class) about the poor, helpless illegals and others “living in the shadows”? If their situation is not to their liking, they have only themselves to blame (they were not forced to come here), and they may exercise the remedy at any time - leave. So, rather than go on and on about “Immigration reform,” why not execute the laws already on the books. Therein is a “path to citizenship” already, and therein lies the authority and means to limit border crossings to the designated locations and to return those already here illegally. The illegals (and their protectors/enablers in the US & MX) may not like those laws, but those laws were enacted for the benefit of US citizens (and, appropriately, without regard for those who come illegally, especially when their countries lock up US citizens who accidently stray across the border carrying firearms that are perfectly legal in the US).
• CO2 (in the atmosphere) is not pollution; rather, it is the stuff that makes plants grow (without which we’d all be dead). • 95%+ of all CO2 in the atmosphere got there by natural (non-human) causes & sources. • Rising temperatures cause more CO2 to be released into the atmosphere, not the other way around (and the oceans – which cover 70% of the planet - are where most of the increased CO2 comes from). • Climate has always been changing, going through ice ages (when ice 1000s of feet thick has covered 1/3 of the entire planet) and hot house periods, long before humans existed. The last ice age ended ~ 20K years ago when there were only ~ 5M stone-age humans on the entire planet – when coal-fired power plants and soccer moms driving their SUVs were probably not a factor. • Therefore: o Humans have a negligible effect on increased CO2 in the atmosphere. Humans and all of their activities could vanish tomorrow, and there would be no measurable effect on changes in CO2 in the atmosphere. o The increase of CO2 in the atmosphere could cease tomorrow, and temperatures would go right on rising until the natural periodic variations caused by changes in solar radiation and perturbations in the Earth’s rotation, orbit, magnetic field & ocean currents caused the temperature trend to trend downward – again, as it has done on 20K-year cycles for millennia. o The best/smart thing for we humans to do is to have vibrant economies from which to generate the wealth needed to deal with the truly bad effects of “climate change,” if any, and to deal with real pollution (which, again, CO2 is not).
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