Pollywell On Watts Up With That

OregonGuy in a comment left a link to a discussion of Polywell at Watts Up With That.

Having a conversation!

Ferguson is indeed a conversation starter, although I don’t think this is the sort of conversation Starbucks had in mind: ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police are searching for three young men after a light rail passenger in St. Louis was attacked after being asked what he thought about the “Mike Brown situation.” Officers released details […]

“I had the dream of, if we give people the right information, it’ll make a difference”

Right. I often think it’s all a waste of time. People think what they think, whether they think it or not. Arguments are a waste of time. Sometimes I think the Internet has only aggravated the problem. As I know I’ve said countless times, I’m almost as tired of partisan arguments I agree with as […]

I will defend to the death your right to say whatever I agree with!

Writing in the (conservative) National Review, Katherine Timpf argues that conservatives ought to distance themselves from Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame: Phil Robertson is an ignorant buffoon, and that many of his comments — despite the fact that he does have every right to make them — are not ones that anyone should ever want […]

Was that German co-pilot a Muslim convert?

I don’t know how reliable this report will turn out to be: All evidence indicates that the copilot of Airbus machine in his six-months break during his training as a pilot in Germanwings, converted to Islam and subsequently either by the order of “radical”, ie. devout Muslims , or received the order from the book of […]

Jazz Clapping

The subject of Jazz Clapping came up at Samizdata. So I thought some REAL jazz clapping was in order. Ramsey Lewis Trio The ‘In’ Crowd.

The Most Misinformed

I made an uncontroversial comment on a science blog to the effect that cannabis grows brain cells. To which I got this reply: Weed grows brain matter?? Oh my, what a silly post! So I posted this ten year old Science Daily link along with this reply:     There seems to be as much […]

Not Even Wrong

The climate wars are cooling down. And it looks like the “consensus” is in error. Take that Jerry Brown. Let us start with the oceans. The oceans are huge and the atmosphere is small. Thermal mass wise. Once the heat from the sun or the atmosphere goes into the 4°C ocean it is not coming […]

The Reputation Of Our Police Has Never Been Higher

Some police officers seem to have been drinking at a strip club and then crashed while going the wrong way on a highway. Two of the four officers in the vehicle were killed. No breathalyzers or blood samples have been taken from the officers. Yeah. It looks like they are not treated the same way […]

What this country needs is a good Inquisition!

There’s an emerging national inquisition over the issue of race: Workers at the U.S. government’s Forest Service have been asked to use online tests to check whether they are secretly racist, or harboring other biases. The federal employees were asked to use work time to take tests, lasting some 15 minutes each, to see whether […]

Pay No Attention To The War On Black People – Obama

Pay no attention to the War On Black People says Obama. What does he have against Black People? Modern Prohibition/War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery & Jim Crow – says Retired Police Detective Howard Wooldridge – Citizens Opposing Prohibition

Logan Act Violator – Guilty Of Treason?

We have all heard about the treason petition against the 47 Senators who signed a letter about their Constitutional authority to advise and consent on treaties. Which reminded me of John Kerry. Kerry began his political career by leaving Vietnam after only 91 days to go back to work with a Massachusetts Senator. While a […]

Victims Of

Reason has an article about the latest search for victims in order to justify a police state. So I left a comment: Going after dopers is getting less popular every day. “Victims of dope” just doesn’t have the effect it once did. So look for some other “victims of…” to arise. We do have all […]

Some things are simply beyond the pale!

Is anyone allowed to crack jokes about Michelle Obama? Apparently not. Not even if the joke was a wisecrack about a bad makeup job by an actor made up to look like her. And not even if the joke was made by a biracial presenter on Hispanic TV who is also “openly gay and an […]

The War On Black People

Yahoo is discussing White Racism. Yeah. it is white people all right. What I want to know is why Obama hasn’t ended the War on Black People aka the War On Drugs? Maybe he doesn’t like Black people.

Relative danger

Quick question. Can anyone tell me why e-cigarettes are so much worse than marijuana? I mean other than “BECAUSE THEY ARE”? Not to be judgmental or anything (as I don’t believe in substance regulation), but I’d just like to know…

Too early for Clinton nostalgia?

Just received an interesting email from a friend: We don’t even have an election yet, but (and as M. Simon reminded me) it looks as if it’s heating up. Considering the substantial New York Times coverage of the email scandal, I’d say Hillary’s enemies are hardly limited to Republicans. But regardless of who her enemies […]

And if we make it harder to buy guns, it will be a lot easier to buy vegetables, right?

President Obama recently made some disingenuous remarks that shed light on the thinking of those who think prohibitory laws actually work. During an event in South Carolina, President Obama told students that he was disappointed that Congress refused to pass gun restrictions after the Sandy Hook elementary massacre. […] He explained that he was still trying to […]

The Hillary Clinton E-Mails

Proof positive that a Clinton Administration will be the most transparent ever.

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