Stay vigilant – Climate Change Propaganda Maybe Coming to Your Children’s School.

Russ Steele

The left is growing concerned that the climate change deniers are winning over the public and have decided to take action. They have launched an initiative to teach a onesided view of climate change. From the initiative website:

Welcome to the National Center for Science Education’s climate change education initiative. Long respected for its work in defending and supporting the teaching of evolution in the public schools, in 2012 NCSE launched this new initiative to defend and support the teaching of climate change. This section of the website includes the four main sections of the climate change education resources here.

There is substantial scientific agreement about the occurrence, causes, and consequences of climate change. Yet due to the inherent complexity of the topic and the social controversies surrounding it, confusion and doubt often persist. “Climate Change 101” presents the central questions about climate change — is the climate changing?, are humans causing that change?, what will the consequences be?, what can be done about it? — answering them based on the current best scientific understanding.

It is important for the science of climate change to be taught, both in formal and informal educational environments, in order for future citizens to be able to make scientifically informed decisions about the consequences of climate change. But educators face challenges in helping their students attain climate literacy. “Teaching about Climate Change” reviews these challenges and offers suggestions and resources to help meet them.

The social controversy over climate change is in part due to climate change denial. In order to defend and support the teaching of climate change, it is important to understand — and be able to rebut — arguments about climate science, and to understand why people choose to attack such well-tested science. “Climate Change Denial” provides the essential tools, and also describes how climate change denial is already threatening the integrity of science education.

If the National Center for Science Education shows up at a school in Nevada County please let me know. The climate science of global warming is not well tested as claimed. It is based on a bunch of dodgy computer models run by grant seeking academics.  If you are not questioning, you are not doing science. Global warming consensus is not science, it is indoctrination politics, and that is what the National Center for Science Education is all about.

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A Second Opinion

Russ Steele

In the early 1960s Ellen and I lived a few miles from the Canada/US border.  We received TV signals from US stations and Canadian TV stations.  We found it interesting to listen to both news sources, as Canada newscasters often had a very different view of important events.  It was interesting to contrast and compare views.

Now we have access to Canadian News and Views on the Internet and it is useful to contrast and compare. This morning I found this story in the Canada Free Press very insightful, though is was written by an American and published in a Canadian Newspaper: The Progressive’s Foundation of Lies

For all practical purposes, the Democratic Party no longer exists. Its leadership has been taken over by the Progressives. That the Progressives themselves are in fact thinly disguised Marxists / Socialists & Communists is only now beginning to be recognized by any significant portion of the American public. Unfortunately for all of us, the Progressive movement has deep roots in the GOP establishment as well. The Progressive’s political philosophy is based on a foundation of lies, three of which are the cornerstones upon which virtually all of their other lies are built. Those three big lies are as follows:

  1. Progressives claim to be the only ones who care about the have-nots, the poor, the weak and the helpless
  2. Convincing the American people that the rich and their “greedy” corporations have attained their wealth by ripping-off and unfairly exploiting the poor
  3. Human activities are destroying our environment and indeed the earth itself

To read the supporting evidence to each of these claims go HERE.  The article concludes with his solution:

The solution to all of this would I think be obvious to all rational observers. The key to it lies in kicking the Progressives out of our government, and putting our natural resources to work. I won’t delve into the politics of it here, but our incredible energy reserves are clearly the solution once we rid ourselves of all the Marxists and Globalists in our government.

America should start drilling for both petroleum and natural gas everywhere it can. We can start immediately in ANWR in Alaska, and offshore on the East and West coasts as well as in the Gulf. We need to remove all restrictions from the coal miners as well, and start building refineries and nuclear power plants right away. Doing this will jumpstart our economy in a heartbeat. 

Doing this can also solve our problem with the world of Islam. By getting back into the energy business, we can literally bankrupt the Arabs along with Chavez as an added bonus. We can do this simply by telling the holders of our debt that the only way we’ll be able to pay down our debt is if they start buying all of their oil, gas & coal from us, and at attractive prices to boot. We don’t have to take all of their customers away from the OPEC nations in order to bankrupt them. The OPEC states have developed huge infrastructures in order to develop and market their oil resources. By taking away well under half of their customers, the cost of their infrastructures will bankrupt them by itself.

Anti-American sentiment in Europe and elsewhere will not help them, because America represents the single biggest market for almost all of the goods made in most of those countries. By requiring a balance of trade between America and these other nations, they’ll have to buy our oil, gas & coal if they want us to buy their export products. We won’t even have to engage in the traditional weapons of international trade such as tariffs in order to do this us. We can achieve our objective simply by undercutting OPEC’s pricing. We have such huge reserves that we can easily afford to do this for as long as it takes in order to bankrupt them. Once the flow of oil dollars to the terrorist states and organizations dry up, they’ll soon disappear. Their leaders will lose their grip on their people without their oil wealth, and once they collapse their people can either choose to join the community of civilized nations or return to their ancestral roots as the ignorant and bigoted goat herds that they once were.

By returning to a true “free market” economy, America will return to her former glory, as the most prosperous and free nation on earth. The first step is right in front of us. If we don’t take it, all is lost. We must do whatever is necessary to defeat Obama in 2012. If we’re forced to hold our noses a bit when we vote, that will be a small sacrifice that we should be happy to make if it puts us back on the right track.

How Dumb is This – Opinion Behind Union PayWall?

Russ Steele

This morning The Union stating putting the most interesting stories behind a pay-wall. You have to be subscriber to read the local news and opinion. The reason that people write Columns and Other Voices is to be heard, or in this case read.  I wonder how those writers feel about being behind a pay-wall?  It limits the distribution of their ideas.

Putting the Opinion Section behind the pay-wall does not make much sense to me, especially George Rebane’s monthly Column, when it can be read on his blog Rebane’s Rumination for free.  All opinion should be free.

I usually checked The Union Online every morning to see what was happening in the community. But, with the pay-wall in place, it does not make much sense to waste time going on the site. Other free local news sources include KNCO OnLine and YubaNet. KNCO is a more conservative source and YubaNet a little more on the liberal side.

The SAC Bee Capitol Alert on an RSS feed can also be a useful source. You can also get KNCO on an RSS Feed, which pushes the news to your browser.  RSS sources and  readers are useful tools for news junkies.  If your are political junkie, Rough and Tumble can help.

If you use these tools, you will soon overcome the loss of loosing online access to the important news stores behind The Union pay-wall.  And, you can also use the RSS feed on this blog for some insight to local, state and national issues.

Please comment on The Union  Pay-wall.