Friday, October 7, 2011

Observations From the Back Row: 10-7-11

“De Omnibus Dubitandum”

Everthing we are told should bear some resemblance to what we see going on in reality!

USDA threatens $60,000 fine, federal raid against woman in legal possession of indoor lemon tree
(NaturalNews) The US government's assault against innocent American citizens continues to get more aggressive and just plain strange, with new reports of harassment against honest owners of ordinary lemon trees. Health Freedom Alliance (HFA) reports that officials from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) are now spying on people whom they suspect are in possession of ordinary lemon trees, and threatening them with excessive fines and even federal raids if they refuse to surrender the plants on demand……Be sure to read Donovan's entire shocking story here:

"Here's my fantasy: Libertarians are elected to the presidency and to majorities in Congress. What would happen next? Well, if libertarians were 'in charge,' you'd have more freedom and prosperity. Freedom frightens some people. ... If libertarians were 'in charge,' there would be laws to protect us from foreign enemies and those who would steal from us or injure us. Today, by contrast, under the rule of Democans and Republicrats, we're drowning in rules -- 160,000 pages' worth. Micromanagement kills opportunity and freedom"

My TakeDoes anyone in government really believe there will ever be enough regulations? What in the world could have been left out after 160,000 pages.  A number which surprised me because the last time I looked the federal registry was at about 80,000 pages, so I’m not exactly sure where that number comes from, but the principle is the same….How darn many regulations do we need to function in life? How darn many regulations are left to write? How much freedom is left now and how much will be left after a couple more years of this kind of insanity? The big question is this. Who really benefits from all these regulations?

Cuccinelli says IG report on EPA supports his assertions -- blasts EPA denialism towards criticism
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II on Wednesday blasted the Environmental Protection Agency in the wake of a recent inspector general´s report that found it failed to follow federal rules in its process of using climate change data to conclude greenhouse gases are a threat to human health. Mr. Cuccinelli, a global warming skeptic, first petitioned the EPA in February 2010 to convene and reconsider its conclusion and filed a lawsuit in federal court in the wake of the "Climategate" scandal, in which researchers from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia were accused of manipulating climate data based on a number of stolen emails. A handful of investigations have cleared scientists of wrongdoing.

When Israeli scientist Dan Shechtman claimed to have stumbled upon a new crystalline chemical structure that seemed to violate the laws of nature, colleagues mocked him, insulted him and exiled him from his research group, reports the Associated Press.

Congress (finally) asks: Is science driving EPA policy, or is policy driving science?
Seventeen years after Steve Milloy’s seminal and controversial investigation on behalf of the Department of Energy into whether EPA regulations are driven by science or politics, the House Energy and Commerce Committee gets around to exploring the issue.

Things You Won't See On The News

The Hunger Hoax

The Fascist Threat

"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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