sunset from behind the wire

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019


The Climate Change Hoax

Our fellow blogger Larry (great name) reminded me that Prince Charles said that we have 18 months left to fix the climate or we're doomed. (more here) Charles likes to take up 'causes', and perhaps that's the role of a monarch these days when running the country is relegated to the great unwashed, as represented in Parliament. (If only King John hadn't signed the Magna Carta.) His favorite cause is climate changed and he doubled down on AOC and others in America who have given us 12 (now eleven because the pages fly off the calendar) years to live. 

Prince Charles has warned that the next 18 months are critical for humanity to survive the impact of climate change
Prince Charles (who many see as a rather dim bulb) has a net worth (along with his mother, Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor) of 550 million pounds sterling. Has he donated the bulk of that to fighting for the lives of his loyal subjects - scheduled to die soon if he doesn't? 

No, surprisingly, he has not. 

The prince has said the future of our species – as well as the world’s wildlife could be decided by the UN (likely the most corrupt gaggle of freaks and misfits concentrated in one spot on the planet) would oversee the fund to save the planet.
  • I really don't see why the US is in the UN. Let Togo, Sweden and China vote whatever they want to. Who cares? I mean it - who cares? They can build a HQ in Cuba or anywhere else. The number of spies carrying UN diplomatic immunity is astonishing. Occasionally there is a vote to quarantine a rogue state like Iran or North Korea but we don't need a UN for that.
  • The climate does change. It always changes. There is no fact-based study that shows that humans significantly have an impact. 
  • Pollution is different than climate change. Look at the principal polluting nations: China, India, Pakistan and Indonesia first. Drain them of twenty or thirty trillion and then we'll talk.

Nothing Else Like it in the World

They left fifty years ago today to land on the Moon. We'd been around the Moon, but we hadn't ever landed. 

The spacecraft was crewed by three American heterosexual, non-Muslim, males. Can you imagine that selection process happening today?

Whether fair or unfair, it was, and America repeated that mission five more times. Twelve Americans walked on the surface of the Moon. Later missions included a rover so they rode around the surface of the Moon, conducting scientific experiments. They planted the AMERICAN flag. Not the UN flag or the Canadian flag, or the Russian flag, or the Chinese Flag, or the French flag.

Apollo 11
Niel Armstrong (Mission Commander)
Edwin Aldrin (LEM Pilot)
Michael Collins (CSM Pilot)

Apollo 12
Charles Conrad (Mission Commander)
Alan Bean (LEM Pilot)
Richard Gordon (CSM Pilot)

Apollo 13 (didn't land)
James Lovell (Mission Commander)
Fred Haise (LEM Pilot)
Jack Swigert (CSM Pilot)

Apollo 14
Alan Shepherd (Mission Commander)
Edgar Mitchell (LEM Pilot)
Stuart Roosa (CSM Pilot)

Apollo 15
David Scott (Mission Commander)
James Irwin (LEM Pilot)
Alfred Warden (CSM Pilot)

Apollo 16
John Young (Mission Commander)
Charles Duke (LEM Pilot)
Thomas Mattingly (CSM Pilot)

Apollo 17
Eugene Cernan (Mission Commander)
Harrison Schmitt (LEM Pilot/Scientist)
Ronald Evans (CSM Pilot)

While many in my generation venerated singers or sports stars, the  men of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo flights were my heroes. They traveled to the Moon and did heroic things. Difficult things. Life threatening things.

No other nation on Earth has equalled this, though one day somebody might. We abandoned the Moon, but there is a push to return, possibly in 2025, with intentions to remain.

Two for Tuesday

Mail Call - "A Simple Solution" 

Dan - It's true that my solution worked in the past before the social justice warriors decided that "freeing" the institutionally insane was a great plan. And the Republicans went along with it because it saved money. Except that it didn't, and it caused a great deal of unnecessary suffering along the way.

Kle - The feature films "Escape from New York" and "Escape from L. A." were documentaries.

Dealing with the homeless problem will require institution to de-tox drug addicts and to try and re-integrate them into society and to deal with the mental illness problem (which often manifests itself in a portion of the drug-addicted homeless people). Releasing the insane onto the streets is not compassionate.

Trouble in Finland

As you may have read in the news, Finland's government collapsed last week, primarily due to the cost of universal healthcare. 
Prime Minister Juha Sipila and the rest of the cabinet resigned after the governing coalition failed to pass reforms in parliament to the country’s regional government and health services, the Wall Street Journal reports. Finland faces an aging population, with around 26 percent of its citizens expected to be over 65 by the year 2030, an increase of 5 percent from today.
Senator and Presidential aspirant, Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who has been hanging his Democrat socialism program  on the “success” of Finland’s socialist structure, was dealt a blow. However, like donkeys all over this great land, they won't let Finland's collapse get them down. They'll keep proposing "free" solutions to vexing problems without being able to pay for them.

Western Europe and the US have aging populations that are putting more pressure on healthcare to manage the needs of those populations. However, everyone needs to look to their own needs and poor planning on one person's part doesn't constitute an emergency for the rest of the nation. A compassionate safety net is a good thing - but it has to be far short of universal healthcare for Americans and illegal aliens. Or, find a way to pay for it without the 70% tax cap that the donkeys are bouncing around.

The Green New Deal

With the Green New Deal, the donkeys who promote the idea, want the Federal Reserve to loan them $10 trillion as a down payment on the $100 trillion or so that it will cost to implement. What a plan! You know that $100 trillion would creep to $900 trillion or more before they were finished. That's more wealth than exists on the entire planet, but that never stopped socialist visions of grandeur.

Is that what the American people want? Will the world end in 11 years as the AOC doomsday clock counts down?

Yes, I know that the Green New Deal died with the Senate brought it to the floor for a vote and not one single donkey voted for it.  But it's still touted by the "Squad" of misfits in the House of Representatives as the future. And since they are the face Democrat Party apparently is still in play.