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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I'm Waiting for an Apology

>>>WARNING - GRAPHIC IN PLACES<<<


Part of being over thirty is that you've heard it before. There's not that much that is new. During my life, the Left has made sweeping pronouncements and dire predictions of whats to come; should a certain policy they (the Left) advocate not be instituted.

They are ALWAYS wrong.

But they never apologize for their vast screw-ups. They never have to say that they're sorry.

* In the early 1970's there was an Ice Age that would inevitably hit us in twenty years.

* In the late 1980's they howled about the coming heterosexual AIDS epidemic that never materialized. Maybe it's because heterosexual men never decided to have anal sex with each other...

* Throughout the 1970's there was the coming massive overpopulation, leaving us all living in Soylent Green-like ghettos eating each other? Star Trek had an episode, and the radical left pounded the pulpit preaching it as if it would happen -- soon. So, how's life in your over-crowded urban ghetto working out? Had your daily-dosage of Soylent Green today? (Tasted oddly like chicken)

Today, the media continues to count on our collective amnesia and puts these people to the fore as modern-day Jeremiahs.

Here is an example today of a prediction loudly trumpeted just a few years ago:
HEADLINE: 50m environmental refugees by end of decade, UN warns

· States urged to prepare for victims of climate change 
· Natural disasters displace more people than wars

David Adam, environment correspondent
The Guardian, Wednesday 12 October 2005
Rising sea levels, desertification and shrinking freshwater supplies will create up to 50 million environmental refugees by the end of the decade, experts warn today. Janos Bogardi, director of the Institute for Environment and Human Security at the United Nations University in Bonn, said creeping environmental deterioration already displaced up to 10 million people a year, and the situation would get worse.
Notice the date of this prediction?
It was made in several "respectable" journals of "environmental science" 

Here is another such prediction, made a few years ago:

(LINK) Scholars are predicting that 50 million people worldwide will be displaced by 2010 because of rising sea levels, desertification, dried up aquifers, weather-induced flooding and other serious environmental changes. So says Andrew Simms, policy director of the New Economics Foundation in the United Kingdom and the author of a book titled, “Environmental Refugees: The Case for Recognition.”

It's 2011. The decade came and went. Where are the millions of refugees? Where is the predicted calamity? Did the 'pseudoscientists' give back their grant money?



14 comments:

  1. An apology is definitely owing, but good luck getting one. Liberals don't apologize except for historical crimes they like to think were committed by other people.

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  2. I was just preparing my own retort against the enviro-wackos--you stole my thunder!!

    Maybe I gotta stop coming by here because it's making our rant cycles synchronize!

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  3. Congress is filled with crooks, but it seems to me that the Republicans, at least sometimes, try to be a bit straight. The left - never.

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  4. Andrew - they apologized to the Indians, they gave negro non-farmers billions in gifts as if they had actually farmed somewhere, and Obama apologized to everyone outside of the US for--all sins real and imagined. All I'm asking for is equal treatment. I don't think that I'd let Obama in my house, but he can stand outside and beg for forgiveness.

    chickelit - You can rant to your heart's content, but if you post AFTER I do, I get my heartfelt apology (and bow) - maybe a peace prize too, before you do.

    WoFat - The Republicans have a mixed history, the liberals are always wrong.

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  5. Libs are too busy blaming everybody else to consider apologizing.

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  6. Opus, they're trying to fill the center of the doughnut when everyone is happy with it the way it is.

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  7. Maybe Obama did heal the seas? Yep that's the only logical explanation.

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  8. Oh LL, you're so thin skinned. They're having too much fun spending your money to admit their mistakes, and let alone apologize. As long as there are people that let their government make decisions for them, there will be people easily persuaded to believe this crap.

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  9. Odie - I bet that you don't believe in aroma therapy or the healing properties of crystals either. You've been living in that thin mountain air too long. It's time for you to descend once again and breathe the smog.

    Trestin - Obama is THE ONE. Yes, you're right, we need to give Him credit for putting things right. If not for him, we would have been like the groundhog -- and would have gone back into our holes while endless winter raged around us. He is the sun.

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  10. I forgot to mention the Global Warming hoax. Since we've had some of the most bitter winters on record the liberals are no longer warning us that global warming will kill us. Today they have changed the mantra to "climate change" so that if there is a shift in climatic conditions anywhere on Earth, they're able to point an accusing finger.

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  11. Once again you've shown that political ideologies are far more dangerous to our health than natural (or even man-made) disasters. This is the point that Leftists can't seem to wrap their heads around.

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  12. They will NEVER return a penny... they'll just change the prediction to something else and get more of our hard earned $$...

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  13. I wager that most of their schlock predictions emanate just around the time the last chunk of public funding starts to dry up.

    They remind me a lot of the SPLC's hair-raising fund-raising "Intelligence Reports" to his New York City, Chicago, L.A. and San Francisco donor base. See, e.g.: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2011/spring

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  14. I also remember that:

    - we were to run out of oil by the year 2000.

    - The Hole in the Ozone would get so big that we'd all die from the sun's radiation.

    - SARS

    - Bird Flu

    just off the top.

    This is a great subject to bring up frequently, since there has NEVER been a prediction that went out 10 years that even came close to reality.

    Personally I apply this to both obama's and Paul Ryan budget proposals. They're both worthless.

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