Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity

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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Not Evil, Just Wrong

Just watched the film "Not Evil, Just Wrong" on http://ustream.tv. Very good documentary. An inconvenient truth is that the hottest year in the past several hundred years was in 1934, while 5 of the 10 hottest years are in the same decade.

Ann McElhinney in the discussion that follows the screening, makes the point the the "Green" movement is a new "religion" in the making. That many of the most fervent members of the "green" movement are replacing religion with "environmentalism".

Many excellent points. I hope that many more people will watch the documentary. Basically, I think that Al is wrong, and the only reason that he began pushing "global warming" is that he owns large amounts of stock in the three largest carbon offset/trading companies. Therefore, it's in his own interest to push global warming/climate change

John Fund is making the point that with the "Cap & Trade" Bill effectively dead in Congress, that the green movement will use the EPA to bureaucratically enact "rules" that will make carbon dioxide a "pollutant" and therefore "regulate" it's "production" as being illegal...now that's the thought that scares the shit out of me. Congress ceding it's regulatory powers to "do-gooder" bureaucrats.

Most of all... Don't forget the "Al Gore Effect" wherein it's guaranteed to snow where ever Al makes an appearance. One more point. In the film, one of the people interviewed at the airport made the comment that she flies commercial air with hundreds of other people on the same plane. That plane carrying all those people only has a marginally larger "carbon footprint" than the private jets Al flies...

When those people who are telling me that there is a crisis, actually ACT like there is a crisis, then I'll be a little more willing to make radical changes in my lifestyle. On the other hand, if they continue to live their selfishly hedonistic life styles, ones that inimical to that which they preach, then DON'T THROW STONES, Al!

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