opit commented on the diary post President Obama’s Climate Action Plan: Not Even Close by Tom Weis.
You expected they got them here or D Kos ? http://www.masterresource.org/2013/07/carbon-tax-not-conservative/ And in a period of resource wars the truth … may be subjective. http://joannenova.com.au/2013/08/the-price-of-moral-vanity-a-catalogue-of-green-economic-disaster-unfolds-across-europe/ Besides – I don’t hold that the man who announced in 2008 he would be shifting US forces away from Iraq to concentrate on Afghanistan and environs is a ‘liberal’ [...]
opit commented on the blog post White House Tasks Itself With Controlling Speech On The Internet
“The brain trust known as the Right” Setting up oneself as a punch dummy with a constant attack of the stupids only serves to make ‘the left’ forget that they are themselves b.s. What was the last time you saw an anarchist opinion on any mainline blog ? The arc of opinion seems to run from apologists for going to war to cheerleaders for going to war.
Organizations like Global Research.ca and CASMII garner no press – but by and large they blow punditry aside as the irrelevance it is.
Catalonia and struggle are synonyms. George Orwell ( Blair ) fought for the anarchists in the war against Franco and witnessed betrayal of the people by left and right alike. `Homage to Catalonia` is a biographical story by a fellow who went on to be a hate radio announcer for the BBC – and a writer of `fiction`exposing military control of media. http://www.george-orwell.org/Homage_to_Catalonia/index.html
opit commented on the diary post Will Free market forces stop natural gas fracking or will the 1% demand a tax break and loans from the government? by ThingsComeUndone.
It`s hard to know where to start on this one. Texas bloggers have a head start on easterners. Bluedaze and the Texas Progressive Bloggers have been great on bringing up problems not touched on elsewhere. Bluebloggin was exposing CAFOs and feedlot pollution years ago. Fracking is said to be demonized. Is that what you call [...]
The more things change, the more they stay the same
How Shock Jocks inspire hatred and anger
The Father of Hate Radio : Charles Edward Coughlin
The fight over Mountaintop Removal – they are pretty well gone in West Virginia – sums up the results of pressing for ‘environmental awareness’, though I won’t shed any tears over missing the carbon credit scam.
Some time back a contributor to the Oil Drum laid out a sample of what a national energy policy might look like in terms of being a comprehensive plan to deal with resource depletion. I must say I have seen nothing that resembles it to date.
opit commented on the blog post Iran’s Threats to Close Strait of Hormuz Would Have Major Economic Implications
Look for war games. The U.S. military had some surprising results in the past. The success of asymetric warfare was one : which it shouldn’t have been to any student of guerrilla warfare.
Taking the Pill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_pill_and_blue_pill And Gaddafi was the one who was ‘out of touch’ ? http://countrystudies.us/libya/55.htm LOL You slay me. http://allafrica.com/stories/201111090607.html the legal community in our country, such as yourselves, and in Africa as a whole, has an urgent obligation to use its enormous talents to defend the inalienable right of the peoples of Africa [...]
opit commented on the blog post Condoleeza Rice Wants a Do-Over After Destroying Iraq
Odd. It was predicted – in detail. http://berndpulch.org/2011/11/06/top-secret-post-saddam-iraq-the-war-game/
opit commented on the blog post Prosecution: Bradley Manning “Aided the Enemy” by Knowingly Passing on Info to Al Qaeda Through Wikileaks
Wowsers. Al-CIA-da ? Really ? Would that be the lot that overthrew the Libyan government for NATO or the ones decamping to try the same trick in Syria ? : recruited, paid and mindwashed by Saudi Arabia and administered from Turkey. Does nobody read the likes of Sibel Edmonds’ Boiling Frogs or Veterans Voice anymore ? Even a look at Intelligence Daily would reveal this ‘case’ as the farce it is – but the people can’t know ! Except they do. Duh.
opit commented on the blog post FDL Book Salon Welcomes Christian Parenti, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence
That’s disgusting. Why are you not capable of understanding applied propaganda of ‘Denierism’ which disallows reasoned rebuttal through Strawman Argumentation / Poisoning the Well generalization using a list of ‘Talking Points’ when the source is not obviously Rovian ?
Scientific Method depends on considering of other views than those promoting a given scenario – just as courts did when they were not an adjunct of oppression.
As for AGW : representing pollution as solvable through an International Tax on the Use of Fire ought to sound all kinds of warning bells. It certainly did at Copenhagen.
And. Predictions of the future are not scientifically testable : which is why muted dissent about background conditions/scenario viability ought to be more seriously considered.
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opit commented on the diary post 53 Hours in Jail for Climate Change Activism–All Worth It! by Nancy Romer.
The info about more investment in ‘oilsands’ is not at all good. ‘Fracking’ ‘natural’ gas was already a cause of destruction of the aquifer : extracting oil from filth will spread more chemical death around. I was in Fort MacKay north of Fort MacMurray just once for part of a day. The stench was incredible [...]
Hm. I shouldn’t expect much disagreement from you in evaluating demockracy as being only a marketing term for the oligarchy. BradBlog lays out some of the techniques used to disenfranchise the supposed ‘common’ people.
“I still have to believe it is possible for the system to work as otherwise, it means we are all wasting our time.” You have to believe, do you ? That is a choice every bit as rash as any religious conviction. For starters, I would point out the historical record of capitalism before institutional [...]
‘Pretty smart, actually.’ Well yes. And if you were to recall criticisms of the terms of the settlement of the Battle of Hastings in 1066 ( ha ! ) you would see that the law ‘gives the appearance of fairness without the reality.’ Or were you to know that fascism – whether medieval or corporate [...]
Here’s SETI’s comeback on that noise
And I thought I followed odd stories. Here’s a quick excerpt
Today scientists at SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), an independent non-commercial organization, made a major announcement:
“Three giant spaceships are heading towards Earth. The largest one of them is 200 miles wide. Two others are slightly smaller. At present, the objects are just moving past Jupiter. Judging by their speed, they should be on Earth by early 2011,” said John Malley, the lead extraterrestrial expert at SETI.
The spaceships were detected by HAARP search system. The system, based in Alaska, was designed to study the phenomenon of northern lights. According to SETI researchers, the objects are extraterrestrial spaceships. They will be visible in optical telescopes as soon as they reach Mars’s orbit – sometime in March of 2011. The US government has been reportedly informed about the event.
“Or else he lied throughout the whole campaign”
Somebody was certainly playing games with spin. I still don’t get the outrage about retargeting the American military to fresh killing fields as if that wasn’t exactly and precisely what he said he’d to. And the revamp of ‘health insurance coverage’ by an administration whose primary figures were in the pockets of those same scam artists bilking the system for all its was worth doesn’t seem to have had the ‘thud’ of landing to Earth yet, either.
Wish I had noted who said it. “We’ve exchanged a white skunk with black stripes for a black skunk with white stripes. That’s the only change you can believe in. “