Saturday, March 12, 2016
Isn't duplicity a wonderful thing?
Faster And Faster: The average global atmospheric CO2 level now stands at 402.59 ppm, up 3.05 ppm from last year. Over the last decade the average increase per year has been 2.0 ppm, reaching new records each year. The 3 ppm annual increase is the largest ever recorded. CO2 levels are increasing faster now than they have in hundreds of thousands of years. The CO2 we emit today will remain in the atmosphere for tens of thousands of years, slowly decaying while trapping heat and causing Earth to warm further. Its lifespan in the oceans is even longer.
Justice: If Belgium bans the Church of Scientology for the fraud it perpetrates on adherents, will a similar ban on Catholicism follow?
The People's Choice: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as part of her assignment to make sure Hillary Clinton gets the nomination, no matter what the people want, has decreed that anyone complimenting Bernie Sanders for any reason will be dropped from her Christmas card list. And barred from events sponsored by the inappropriately named Democratic Party.
Correction: Some speculate that in the future economists will call the last decade the Longest Depression. Why are they waiting?
Slip/Showing: Apple is warning that the FBI's demands could easily escalate from unlocking one iPhone to demanding that Apple turn on iPhone Cameras and Microphones; your iPhone's camera, for example. But this suggests that Apple can do that now, even though they deny it.
Price Check: An algal bloom is decimating Chile's floating salmon pens, killing over 23 million fish. Chile is the world's second largest exporter of salmon. Consider yourself warned.
Simple Math: Electronic voting machines offer no advantage over paper ballots marked and counted by hand except they make fraudulent results far easier hide. If there is no paper trail back to each voter's ballot, there can be no credibility to the announced results.
Mirror Image: If you are curious about what a Trumped nation would be like, take a long look at Erdogan's Turkey, where there is no freedom of the press and the Supreme Court's very existence is threatened for not agreeing with him.
Maid Service: Obama has criticized Europe for not cleaning up the “mess” that
the US left
behind after overthrowing
Either/Or: The International Energy Agency says that the price of oil has bottomed, whle Goldman Sachs is warning that prices may go sharply lower.
A Parting Shot:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 6:56 AM