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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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Monday, November 30, 2009

D. D. Eisenhower: Government Shouldn't Support Scientific Research

In 1961, Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States warned in his farewell speech not to trust the "military-industrial complex." That's a well know comment and is regularly quoted by the Left when criticising Defense Budgets. What is far less known is a quote warning against Government support of scientific research.
The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present -- and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. - Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961 {emphasis mine, ed.}
To me, this means that we must not allow public policy to be driven solely by the research/studies of a limited number of scientists...as has come to pass with AGW. Our government is proposing to raise a staggering amount of money through "Cap & Trade" of carbon "credits" through direct taxation, as well as indirect (fines and fees). This will have a tremendous impact upon our society, not to mention our civilization, because literally, just about everything will rise steeply in price.

When you throw in the prospect of a Value Added Tax on pretty much everything, you can easily predict what will happen to our depressed economy: We as a country, as well as the rest of the world, excepting India & China (who flat out refuse to be a party to economic suicide), will spiral into a prolonged and deep economic pit. One that will make the "Great Depression of the late 1920's and 1930's look like a short-term blip in the economic road.

Fortunately, a whistle-blower at the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia (it's pretty much now accepted that the 64 MB file dump wasn't done by a hacker) may very well have single handedly headed off western civilization's economic self-destruction. Because depending upon "settled" science that is anything but settled is beyond stupid and enters the realm of imbecility.

The implications that have been revealed by the emails that have now gone viral all across the net is mind blowing. A handful off researches have warped the "peer review process beyond belief. Having scientific papers "reviewed" by other climatologist who have authored papers with those who are presenting articles/research for publication is a conflict of interest of the highest sort. Additionally, they have labored to get editor's whom they view unfavorably fired from journals for publishing papers that were critical of the cabal's positions.

As the late Billy May would say, "but wait, there's more"...the icing on the cake are emails from the climatologists associated with the CRU to researchers around the globe urging them to delete emails and data that might come under the purview of Freedom of Information Act requests, both in the UK as well as the US. Then according to UEA, the CRU's basic untainted data, was accidentally "lost", and all that remains is the "massaged" data. When you add in that the New Zealand government's official climate agency appears to have altered data that pertains to historical temperatures within New Zealand...as well as issues with France's database that looks to have been manipulated as well. Additionally, recently NASA, through their climate agency located at the Goddard facility in Maryland, altered their data base to reflect temperatures that were lower than "originally" reported.

Oddly enough, many of the scientists who work at these various places, have at one time or another, have authored papers with one another that "validate" the science of AGW. When you consider that nearly all present research is based upon studies that have apparently been altered to fit a predetermined goals, and a political agenda, upon which ALL of the various laws that are proposed or have been enacted for capping and trading of carbon emissions have been based is...disconcerting to say the least.

Now, Mr. Obama is preparing to head to Copenhagen, Denmark for the United Nations Climate Change Conference hosted by the Danes on behalf of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to present a plan wherein the United States will reduce it's carbon emissions by 17%. Factor in China (who surpassed the US this year as the single largest producer of CO2) and India's (who will pass the US in production of CO2 next spring) refusal to be bound by any agreements along with the inability of Europe to remain anywhere near those goals they set for themselves and any possible agreement that could come from Copenhagen, based upon the CRU's tainted data...is a travesty and utterly ridiculous as well as economic suicide.

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