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March 31, 2010 by Draginol
One of my big frustrations with the environmentalist community (that I like to think I’m part of) is jus how ideological they are.

Today’s big hub-bug on TreeHugger.com is that apparently Sarah Palin is hosting a show on TLC about Alaska’s natural wonders.

Personally, I don’t care much for Palin one way or the other. I think there’s much ado about nothing with regards to her. She’s a conservative politician.

But the Treehuggers are absolutely going bonkers about it because she su...
March 31, 2010 by Draginol
The answer is almost always: No, actually it doesn’t.

In almost any debate, we’ll hear about how the “United States is the only X that does Y [or doesn’t do]”.

Except that’s not the case when you compare apples and apples.

One of the constant, long-time, ongoing debates in the United States is one that Europeans now find themselves in as well – where do the “states” stop and the “union” start?

When you dig into countless numbers of political topics, you find that opposition t...
March 29, 2010 by Draginol
I am glad that people are actively following politics more these days.  However, I am somewhat concerned with the amount of passion that’s been directed towards it.

I enjoy a good political debate but I never for a second believe that I’m going to be brought in as Emperor of the world to institute my theories. 

Discussing topics to try to persuade or educate others on political philosophies that you think are good is a noble thing.  However, hating other people over the...
March 22, 2010 by Draginol
People tend to project their hopes and dreams onto things based on their name.

They hear “health care reform” and they see their ideological allies supporting it and they assume it does all kinds of magical things.

For those of you glad that the bill passed, be aware that what was passed resembles nothing like what is in Europe or Canada. 

Here’s what it does (you can read the details at CBS News):

1. It “provides” insurance to 30 million Americans. How does it do this?...
February 24, 2010 by Draginol
Warner Todd Huston has written a statement of conservative values that I found very interesting.  Here it is below.

The Huston Statement 

Since our political climate has long since drifted from the first principles of our founding and since we now face a crisis threatening to tear down our American moral center we commit ourselves to re-establishing our American character.

We believe that our Constitution and the principles espoused in t...
February 15, 2010 by Draginol
Phil Jones is “the guy”, as in THE go-to guy when it comes to climate change.

In an interview where he complains about skeptics “spinning” statements he ultimately reveals this:

"I'm a scientist trying to measure temperature. If I registered that the climate has been cooling I'd say so. But it hasn't until recently - and then barely at all. The trend is a warming trend."

You can read the whole thing here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8511701.stm

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February 13, 2010 by Draginol
During my daily journey to Digg to see what’s cool and new I usually fail the temptation test of reading the comments on some of the political  articles.

For example:

http://m.digg.com/political_opinion/George_Will_Progressives_and_the_growing_dependency_agenda

The most dugg comment (indicating that the Digg community found this comment to be insightful):

Thanks for that myopic right wing rant-o-rama, George. Just because you have the money to afford private schools f...
February 7, 2010 by Draginol


As a kook, I’ve been into alternative power sources for a very long time.  Before being “green” became fashionable and dumb people started parroting what “the wise scientists [who happen to want grants] say” mantra, the kooks of the world have known an ugly truth about energy: Fossil fuels aren’t going away any time soon no matter what.

If you look at the chart above, which I scanned from the December issue of Home Power Magazine (a magazine dedicated to alternative energy so ha...
January 19, 2010 by Draginol
campaign finance “reform”

healthcare “reform”
January 17, 2010 by Draginol
Did you watch the most recent “This Week” on ABC?

You get a real idea of the bankruptcy of the political left through the dishonesty and pettiness of its advocates.

 

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=9585338
January 11, 2010 by Draginol
Discussion I had on Treehugger.com:

 

We all need to make money, that's a given in this modern day and age. The issue greens have with "capitalism" is that it is done almost completely devoid of conscience and consideration for the long term outcomes. ("This asthma medicine may help control your asthma symptoms that have not been brought under control by existing medications.... this medication may increase your risk of death from asthma.") ...
January 8, 2010 by Draginol
January 2, 2010 by Draginol
I live near Detroit. This is where good intentions leads to.
January 2, 2010 by Draginol
Obinna
January 2nd, 2010 8:49 am ET

Wishing him good health under my belove president obama health care reform.

Mary
January 2nd, 2010 8:49 am ET

Its the hate inside you rush that's eating your insides like a cancer. This should be a wakeup call to you.

tracy
January 2nd, 2010 8:43 am ET

Rush?...a heart?...who woulda thought.

Kate in ATL
January 2nd, 2010 7:39 am ET

I know what's wrong with his heart. It's made of stone.

kate
Janua...
December 31, 2009 by Draginol
As someone on Twitter pointed out, the same people who want universal healthcare are the same people who are hoping Rush Limbaugh will die.

Whenever the government gets involved in something, it becomes about politics. I don’t want health care decided by politicians.

As the Stimulus spending has shown – the best predictor of who will get government money is whether they agree with those spending it.