Category Archives: Climate Change

Huntsman’s Jobs Plan a Good Start

Last week, the Huntsman campaign released an alternative to the President’s soon-to-be-released jobs plan. The plan includes four broad components including: 1) tax reform, 2) regulatory reform, 3) energy independence, and 4) free trade. I broadly agree with most of Huntsman’s proposed policies. … Continue reading

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Conflict Correlated with Climate

Several months ago, I published the following chart to describe my theory on the underlying causes of instability. I confidently asserted that instability is “a positive feedback loop driven by weather, energy and food prices, currency fluctuations, repression, and demography.” … Continue reading

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Why Conservatives Are Cautious About Climate Change

Rick Perry is making headlines with more Bachmannesque brayings. This time, he is accusing scientists of basically making up global warming as some sort of evil joke – the way they did with evolution.   As the competition to win the nomination … Continue reading

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New Fuel Economy Standards a Good Thing

This past Friday, President Obama announced new corporate average fuel economy or CAFE standards that would require the average vehicle sold in the United States to provide 54.5 miles per gallon. The White House estimates the program will save consumers … Continue reading

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Homage to Nancy Pelosi

A left-leaning blogger at Poison Your Mind has suggested that the GOP is insane from top to bottom. I do not disagree that many Republicans have behaved rather irrationally in recent years. That said, the Democratic Party has its fair … Continue reading

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Plague Year: Riveting Novel About Nanotechnology Gone Awry

Plague Year is Jeff Carlson’s riveting novel about a nanotech machine plague that breaks out in Northern California, and ultimately kills nearly five billion people. The hook: the machine plague has a hypobaric trigger that renders the plague inert at elevations over 10,000 feet. While I normally do … Continue reading

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TESLA: Breaking America’s Oil Addiction with Technology Today

One way to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil is to change anachronistic behavioral patterns that no longer make sense in today’s dynamic world. Many on the left advocate reducing personal energy consumption as one way to achieve this goal. … Continue reading

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Silence GOP Lies

 “The most dangerous place to stand in Washington is between Chuck Schumer and a  camera.” — Unattributed saying about Senator Chuck Schumer Every election cycle, I get various fundraising letters from both political parties. I always understood why I received … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Aspiring Presidential Candidates: Seven Questions

Yesterday, I invited all of the current declared Presidential nominees to my site for a 10-question interview on all elements of their policies ranging from healthcare to international security. I suggested that I would post a series of 7 questions … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Aspiring Presidential Candidates

As competition for the Republican Presidential nomination heats up, I wanted to invite all of the current declared Presidential nominees to my site for a 10-question interview on all elements of their policies ranging from healthcare to international security. Format … Continue reading

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