Monday, May 2, 2011

Observations From the Back Row: 5-2-11

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“De Omnibus Dubitandum”

Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, says that you are a virus infecting planet Earth: “Curing a body of cancer requires radical and invasive therapy, and therefore, curing the biosphere of the human virus will also require a radical and invasive approach.” How radical? Watson thinks that the parasitical human population should be reduced to less than a billion, and those chosen to survive should inhabit colonies of twenty thousand or less, with uninterrupted wild areas separating them. They will all be vegans or vegetarians, of course, and reproduction will be limited to those who are responsible enough, in Watson's judgement, to handle parenthood.
JAWA REPORT

Turning On The Lights: Deregulating The Market for Electricity In an update of its landmark study on electricity and competition , the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) today released a new study showing that while deregulation has not been done well in some states, where it has, delivery of services has improved, generation capacity has been enhanced, consumers have more and better quality choices and, most important, deregulation is beginning to deliver lower prices.

Toxicswatch-alliance against pollution, corporate crimes DDT, PCBs, Dioxins, Endosufan Discussed on Fourth Day of UN POPs Meet - Note:ToxicsWatch Alliance (TWA) supports Global Alliance for alternatives to DDT which has been formed for the development and deployment of products, methods and strategies as alternatives to DDT for disease vector control. Its first assembly was held on 26th April, 2011.

Silent Spring, written in 1962 by Rachel Carson (1907–1964), brought to the public's attention the results of use of Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT). Especially since then DDT has come to be seen as an enemy of the environment. Alarm bells has been ringing about DDT and other pesticides. There were many lawsuits filed in the 1950's by ornithologists and beekeepers about the implications of DDT on wildlife.

My Take - The article goes on to repeat all of the inaccuracies, misinformation about DDT. One of the pieces of misdirection and misinformation I often hear is that the ban on DDT wasn’t worldwide and the American ban didn’t force other countries to stop using it. Technically…that is true ......on the surface, but with the exception of very few nations, the efforts by the green movement and western governments created an economic and political movement that made it a de-facto ban. This article highlights just how deep this unending activity runs.

Since the ban on DDT millions have been spent on studies to prove that DDT causes _______(fill in the blank). Why? If the science was clear and sure when Ruckelshaus made that decision, why are they still studying it even as we speak? Because the science was neither clear nor sure! It was non-existent! Ruckelshaus made the decision for political reasons and admitted the science did not support such an action. This article also goes on to say that the metabolites of DDT are everywhere even now. That is, to the best of my knowledge, true.

Much of the greenie philosophy is based on the logical fallacy that correlation is causation.  Therefore we must conclude that all of this DDT/DDE must explain why more people are living longer healthier lives, and producing more children than ever before in human history.


The Endangered Species Act....AKA "Old Faithful" to the greenies!

Group wants rare Sierra Nevada red fox put on protected list.
Complaint lodged in endangered frog case
Judge blocks deal on protections for wolves.
Small lizard sparks big debate in NM, Texas
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Alabama Shad Under Endangered Species Act
US Halts Mojave Desert Solar Project Over Species Concerns

Land Usage Held Hostage by Lizards, Owls
Farming, ranching, mining, and extraction are the foundation for everything else. They are what make food, energy, and manufacturing possible by proving the raw materials for economic growth. Yet these bedrock American industries have, little-by-little, been squeezed, scaled back — so subtly that most of us did not notice until the economy began to lag. And with a bad economy came questions: America’s citizens wanted to know what happened; they wanted to know why.

What happened that changed these industries and federal lands management? The birth of the environmental movement in the late 1960s. Today we have federal employees who are paid to stop productivity. Their job is to enforce regulations, not encourage expansion……major industries once prevalent in the West, such as logging, cattle ranching, and mining, have moved out — in fact, been chased out. As a result, instead of exporting, we now import.



"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax -
Of cabbages and kings,
And why the sea is boiling hot,
And whether pigs have wings."

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