THE WORLD IS PISSED AT BOKO HARAM so much so that the Twitter is all fired up with #bringbackourgirls. Once again, we are treated to strong words of condemnation by all kinds of Muslim outfits in the United States, who all want to rush and tell us how UN-Islamic the actions of Boko Haram really are. But when pressed for details by the Daily Caller, no one wanted to truly condemn the kidnapping and enslavement of girls.
THE INMATES ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM This is a SCATHING column about the immaturity of the Obama Administration and the minions running the country. I mean SCATHING. I love it.
SOME CONSENSUS. I have been seeing a lot of snide postings on Facebook by liberals eager to paint anyone who is skeptical of our role in global warming as some kind of idiot. They keep posting videos of Bill Nye to PROVE that they are right. I guess because a tv science teacher is an unimpeachable source. They keep referencing a recent study that studied lots of papers that referenced "global warming" or "global climate change" in their abstracts. Then they love to cite said study by saying that 97% of scientists AGREE that global warming is our fault. So I wanted to know the details of said study, so I went to THAT papers abstract. Here's the dirty little secret Bill Nye hasn't mentioned. From the abstract:
We analyze the evolution of the scientific consensus on anthropogenic global warming (AGW) in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, examining 11 944 climate abstracts from 1991–2011 matching the topics 'global climate change' or 'global warming'. We find that 66.4% of abstracts expressed no position on AGW, 32.6% endorsed AGW, 0.7% rejected AGW and 0.3% were uncertain about the cause of global warming. Among abstracts expressing a position on AGW, 97.1% endorsed the consensus position that humans are causing global warming.
So it would seem that 66.4% of papers on global warming or global climate change EXPRESSED NO OPINION ON WHAT CAUSES IT? Hardly a huge consensus. And when they went back and checked with the scientists who WROTE the papers, only 14% of the scientists responded to the survey asking them if their papers endorsed AGW. This is hardly the smoking gun that all scientists agree with AGW.
I wasn't the only one to question the Abstract. Popular Technology also found this study of studies to be bunk.
SO WHY ISN'T IT TREATED LIKE ALCOHOL? The Denver Symphony has backed off it's Cannabis Concerts a bit, now making them a strictly invite only event for a list of VIPs, but this whole thing makes me wonder something. Why isn't anyone pointing out this part of Amendment 64?
Consumption is permitted in a manner similar to alcohol, with equivalent offenses proscribed for driving.
A manner similar to alcohol would mean that a group of people could go to symphony and consume cannabis. So are the laws against public consumption unconstitutional?
SO DID JARED POLIS FORGET SOMETHING? He either exaggerated about his "guest house" being so close to a drill site or he "forgot" to pay taxes on his inhabitable structure on his property. Well? Which is it?
DOES THIS ENDORSEMENT MATTER? Mitt Romney endorsed Bob Beauprez for Governor. Does this endorsement matter? Do any endorsements matter?
THIS STORY IS ASS BACKWARDS The lead in this story should be "Democrats won't sign Mark Udall's letter asking to extend the ban on earmarks" but it's not. It's no wonder thinking people recognize media bias. I'll go on about this in a bit.
WHY WOULD ANYONE GO TO HARVARD THESE DAYS? Harvard is now forcing kids coming to Harvard to take a class on how they didn't build that, or earn that, or anything else if they are lucky enough to be white. Seriously. This is a thing now.
THE REAL PROBLEM WITH OBAMACARE? YOUR CHOICE HABIT For a party who loves to talk about being pro choice this certainly is ironic. Remember when President Obama lied repeatedly about you being able to keep your doctor if you liked your doctor? Well now the spin has gotten really interesting. The problem, you see, isn't that your new network is so small that there are no doctors on it, it's that you are spoiled with a big "choice habit". That's right, your habits are the problem and must be fixed.
VETS WHO USE MEDICAL MARIJUANA WON'T BE PENALIZED BY THE VA I am not sure I believe this will stick, but for now, veterans who use MM won't lose benefits or face any repercussions. Good news, but until something is done at the federal level, these kinds of edicts are just words on a paper if the feds decide to change their minds.