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Monday, December 31, 2018

What I Don't Believe!

By Rich Kozlovich

It's now December 31, 2018.  It's the end of Trump's second year, and I have never seen so much insanity in all my 72 years, and I think the insanity is going to increase.

I believe the left hates Trump even when he does things they like.  The mental gymnastics they've done to criticize him for leaving Syria has been remarkable.  I believe the the RINO's and Neo-Cons hate Trump because he wants to dismantle a system that's made they and their friends wealthy.  In that, the left and the RINO/Neo-Cons, are in harmony and explains why they've been so cozy the last three years hoping to defeat Trump in the primaries and then in the 2016 election.   

The RINO/Neo-Cons are being exposed for who and what they are and that will help define who and what the Republican party is, and the direction they'll being going, at least for a while.  They're the reason the Republican party has been consistently called, and acted like, the Stupid Party. 

There's a lot of talk about draining the swamp and fixing the Deep State, but that would take a lot more than rolling back a few liberal left wing initiatives.  It requires an entire restructuring of the liberal/leftist/progressive vision and central power governing structure and the initiatives they've insidiously imposed on the nation through regulations, spending and taxes. That can't be done without restructuring government by eliminating whole departments of the federal government. 

To fix it you must shrink it, and that must be done on a massive scale, and that includes eliminating the Departments of Labor, Energy, Education, Commerce, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development and Transportation.  Combine Home Land Security and Veterans Departments with the Department of Defense.  Combine Agriculture and Interior.   Remember, the Post Office once was a Department, and now it's not, and it should be joined by those I've listed here, and that includes the frighteningly large number of agencies that work for those departments.  

As it is now, entirely too many "Americans" think government is the answer and not the problem.  As of now too many Americans don't think they're Americans; too many Americans hate America; too many Americans are remarkably ignorant of American history; too many Americans fail to realize how unique American style republican democracy is in all of world history; too many Americans graduate from school semi-illiterate; too many Americans graduate from college filled with false information and assumptions about how the world works, or should work, and are arrogant in their ignorance; too many Americans no longer are people of faith, and as a result have no moral foundation other than the latest philosophical flavor of the day. 
Is it any wonder society is being washed back and forth like waves crashing against the rocks to its destruction?  

Here's what I don't believe:
  • I don’t believe Social Security will there for my children and it may not be there for me for much longer. Social Security will no longer be self-funding by 2020 and bankrupt by 2030, and it will go bankrupt with the federal government owing the Social Security fund trillions of dollars they borrowed with non-redeemable bonds.
  • I don't believe our children and grandchildren will have a better life than we did.
  • I don’t believe Medicare and Medicaid can survive the decade.
  • I don’t believe crony capitalism will be less but more – especially since this pattern goes back to the Whiskey Act of 1791.
  • I don’t believe those who left California because they made a mess of it won’t attempt to make a mess of the states they moved to.
  • I don't believe spending billions will end poverty.
  • I don't believe spending billions will fix homelessness.  California spend billions to fix homelessness and it only dropped one percent.  Even if those billions amounted to only "two billion that would come to 1.3 million to get one person off the street".
  • I don't believe you can convince liberals their leftist philosophy has been the most irrational, misanthropic and morally defective belief system in all of world history.  In spite of the ongoing human disaster leftists imposed on Venezuela, millennials all want us to "Feel the Bern."
  • I don’t believe the national debt can be paid unless the government sells its assets - which amounts to 150 trillion dollars – and they won’t.
  • I don’t believe academia can be purged of its far left Frankfurt School aficionados unless we stop funding these universities with taxpayer dollars and student loans. They can't be fixed until they have to become self supporting for profit institutions.
  • I don't believe public education can be fixed until the federal government is forced out of it.
  • I don’t believe anything can be fixed until the 16th and 17th amendments are repealed.
  • I don't believe you can reduce corruption in government without term limits. 
  • I don't believe the federal judiciary will remember it's proper role until age and term limits are imposed. 
  • I don't believe diversity and multiculturalism, is anything more than a leftist scheme to undermine and destroy the American identity, the American culture, the American economy and overturn the U.S. Constitution.   
  • I don't believe the world's economy is stable.  The unending amount of debt the world's nations has accumulated, and continues to accumulate, is going to cause a worldwide economic depression.
  • I don't believe the EU will be in existence by 2030, and probably before that.  I'm guessing 2025 may be a more realistic year. 
  • I don't believe Europeans can tolerate the Muslim invasion much longer without civil war breaking out all over Europe.
  • I don't believe the Middle East or anywhere in the world that's dominated by Islam is fixable.
  • I don't believe Russia or China can withstand an international economic down turn, let alone a collapse.
  • I don't believe a nation that abandoned the moral foundations that made them great can survive. 
  • I don't believe large corporations are concerned about anything except the next quarterly report, and in no way will they support anything considered conservative, in their views, their actions or their philosophy, unless they can be paid to do so.
  • I don't believe any of the problems listed above can be fixed until public education is fixed.
  • I don't believe there is such a thing as man made climate change.
  • I don't believe green activists are anything but dishonest, irrational, misanthropic and morally defective. 
  • I don't believe leftism ever sleeps. 

Finally, I don't believe any of the things I've listed will be fixed, and I wish all I've said above wasn't true.  However, I really do wish everyone a wonderful, healthy, happy 2019. 

Polishing Jonah Goldberg

“American Greatness,” as all things Trump in general, has gotten under his skin.

Ed Morrow December 29, 2018

Jonah Goldberg wrote a column for National Review before departing for his Christmas holiday in Hawaii. Was it a retelling of a long ago night before Christmas, when a tiny Jonah in footy PJs couldn’t sleep for hope of a pony under the tree? No. It was a screed titled “Conservative Facts.” What set off Goldberg was a column in American Greatness by Chris Buskirk titled “Death of The Weekly Standard Signals Rebirth of the Right.”..............He bitches.

Buskirk’s column applauded the failure of the Weekly many conservatives, sees neoconservatism as an ism that through “titanic hubris and priggish moralism” failed conservatism..............They believe that while America was trying to build democracy in foreign lands with our blood and treasure, America, at home, was being transformed into something unrecognizable.......... Good motives don’t guarantee good results..............Neocon-endorsed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.......... but there appears to be no end to the bloodshed.

Neocons also failed to reduce Big Government, the target they explicitly reviled in their foundling days. .............during the heyday of neoconservatism “a new generation of careerists, sycophants, and know-nothings flooded Washington eager to find a Beltway sinecure. The legacy conservative media began to change. Step by step it abandoned historic American principles and ultimately came to despise the American people.............If Hillary Clinton had won the presidency, she would have sent America far down the road to something appalling............. Millions of Americans understand this but Goldberg doesn’t and disregards their concerns............ Kristol says that he piously prefers democratic and constitutional politics “But if it comes to it, [I] prefer the deep state to the Trump state.” That’s a shocking remark................To Read More.....

Jonah Goldberg and Cardinal Newman

By  | December 29th, 2018

My friend Jonah Goldberg has prompted me to think a bit about the issue of character as it relates to public service. Jonah thinks that Donald Trump is a man of bad character. He’s written this several times, most recently, I believe, at National Review where he puts it negatively: it is an “obvious truth,” he says, that “President Trump is not a man of good character.”

In August, on Twitter, Jonah issued a challenge that, he noted, he had been pressing for three years: “Please come up with a definition of good character that Donald Trump can clear.”...........

My question is this: what is the character that Jonah wants us to champion and that he stipulates Donald Trump lacks? Let us grant that the president is an imperfect man. What betokens worse character: tweeting rude things or having sex with your intern in the Oval Office? What’s worse, insulting Bob Corker or using the Department of Justice and the IRS to harass and persecute your political opponents?...........To Read More......

Random Observations and Memories As the Year 2018 Wraps Up

So sioux me, Sen. Pocahontas.

December 29, 2018 Dov Fischer

It is impossible to get all the 2018 memories into one article, even this double-sized (literally) long one, so this 2018 retrospective limits to one paragraph per topic and amplifies not in the text but by embedding hyperlinks to some forty or so of my TAS readers’ favorite articles from the past year and a half — not to mention the past year’s most viral favorite: Everyone’s Smart Except Trump. Feel free to read in bits, a ’graph here and a ’graph there, over the extended New Year’s Weekend — or read more if, like me, you now boycott the NFL completely so have more time. And now on to memory lane:

Hillary Still Coping in Alternate Reality

Hillary (D-NY)… and suddenly that name will never be the same again. Answering Chris Wallace in a 2016 Presidential debate, Hillary (D-NY) excoriated Donald Trump when he left open whether he would accept uncritically the results of the Presidential election if he were to lose. Yet, after the election, Hillary challenged the vote counts, denounced the electoral college, mocked the stupidity of White women for letting their husbands tell them how to vote, endlessly blamed her loss on Russian collusion and election influencing, and she blamed James Comey for reopening the investigation into her 33,000 yoga and wedding-dress emails after the FBI learned that Hillary aide Huma Abedin had emailed secure and confidential materials to a home computer used simultaneously by her lecherous then-and-now-former husband Anthony Weiner (D-NY). Having only barely not lost in 2008 to Obama, and again having not lost to Trump, she has supporters urging her to try a third time in 2020 not to lose the Presidency again. Many of those urging her to run are loyal readers of these columns. None believe that her 33,000 deleted emails concerned yoga. Reality check: Hillary never attained the lotus position, and Hillary never attained the POTUS position.

Manafort and Ostriches.....
Perjury Blasey Ford.....
A Very Serious New Scourge: Implanted False Memory.....
Cheap Penny-Pinching Euro Prigs.....
Pocahontas: I’m an Indian, Too.....
Blaming the Russians for Supposedly Doing to America Exactly What Obama and Kerry Actually Did to Israel.....
Trump Recognizes Jerusalem Insteadipus Rex.....
The Ninth and the Ode to Oy!.....
Gillibrand Backstabs the Clintons, Then Links With the Jew-Haters.....
CNN’s Racism Impugning Blacks As Too Stupid to Read.....
Après Trump, Le Macron....
Kamala and Mazie Join the Klan in Trashing Catholics.....
Trump, Santa, and Mueller.....
Women’s March Gets “Woke” and Goes Judenrein Just Like the Nazis.....
Trump Tax Cuts............To Read More....

Intersectionality at the Crossroads

December 30, 2018 By Clarice Feldman

It’s been known for a long time that revolutions eat their own, and it appears that the preposterously cobbled together coalition of leftist groups that tag their movement “intersectionality” is no exception. As the facts behind the Women’s Marches become more widely known, their organizers and the press, which covered for them, are covered in shame and deservedly losing traction. In 2017 women (or is it womxn?) marched under a broad banner in opposition of President Trump.

The hodgepodge banner under which they marched included women’s rights, immigration and healthcare reform, reproductive rights, the natural environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights. Apparently, the marchers were under the mistaken belief that all these issues had a common denominator and the boogeyman was Trump............

But the inconsistency between the views and associations of the march leaders and the useful idiots who followed their call was highlighted in recent weeks when the media were compelled to finally report what had been known for a long time but kept hidden from credulous consumers of their pap: the Women’s March leaders were linked inextricably to Louis Farrakhan, an anti-Semite, anti-homosexual, anti-white propagandist who spreads lies about slavery -- ignoring the most significant role of Moslems in it even to this day..........When it finally became too obvious what was up, the organizers of the march this year in Chicago cancelled it. ............To Read More

The Implosion of Professor Peterson

William Walter Kay BA LL B

(Editor's Note:  The thoughts expressed here are the writers alone.  I'm not knowledgeable enough about this character to make any critical comments or judgments.  However, I've always found William's work to be well researched, well referenced and exemplary.  RK)

Jordan was born in 1962 in Fairview, Alberta (population 3,000). His dad was a teacher; his mom a librarian. During his teens, and possibly beyond, Jordan was an NDP zealot. This “I’m not stopping” photo betrays the man.

After graduating from Fairview High (1979) Jordan studied Poli-Sci at Grande Prairie Regional College for two years before transferring to the University of Alberta (Edmonton) where he earned a BA (1982). Low grades and a poor LSAT score torpedoed foundational dreams of a legal career; leaving Jordan despondent, even homicidal.

Jordan stayed at U of A; defaulting his major to what was then Canada’s academic catch-basin, Psychology. Transferring credits and completing requisite courses fetched a second BA (Psych) in 1984.

From 1985 to 1991 Jordan studied at Montreal’s McGill University. After getting his Ph.D. he haunted McGill’s halls for three additional years as a Post-Doc before being rescued by a professors’ assistant posting at Harvard. Four years later he landed a teaching professorship at U of Toronto. Despite fictionalised autobiographical accounts of a varied, storied career; Jordy’s a schoolie.

Even his masthead boast about being a Clinical Psychologist is largely bogus. His clinical (private practice) work was a minor sideline. In Map of Meaning (1999) he bemoans his lack of clinical experience. Since then teaching paid the bills. Sorties into the media, writing, and a self-help publishing venture left little room for private practice. When his celebrity career took off he abandoned his few clients. (Although, he found time to stalk one of them.)

Peterson’s grooming by state broadcasters began in 2004 when TV Ontario produced a 13-part series based on Map of Meaning. Viewers tuned-out in droves.

Pre-2016 Map of Meaning sold 500 copies; mostly compelled sales to pupils. Although Peterson toiled daily on the book from 1986 to 1999 what the consumer buys is a neurotically repetitive copy-and-paste job half filled with page-long quotations from a handful of hoary authors supplemented by: self-indulgent retellings of Jordan’s dreams; mundane anecdotes from Jordan’s life; and lengthy letters penned by Jordan to his father. Elsewhere the book is a rehash of Joseph Campbell’s popularisations of Sir James Fraser’s comparative mythology. The same drawing of the ‘Dragon of Chaos’ re-appears 40 times! Map of Meaning reads like a transcript of some sidewalk crackpot’s delirious ravings.


In 2012-3 Peterson co-wrote the UN document: A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development – Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons. This project, launched by Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon and British PM David Cameron, involved four conferences. Panelists included: John Podesta, Jeffrey Sachs, Horst Kohler and Queen Rania.

The Report, which Peterson co-wrote without protest, stresses placing sustainable development at the core of economic planning. Governments are implored to mitigate climate change and “foster sustainable consumption and production patterns.” The Report promotes social inclusion and gender equality, adding:

“The universal human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants must be respected. The migrants make a positive contribution to their host countries by building up their labour force.”


Following his UN gig Peterson began uploading his lectures onto YouTube; attracting scant attention. Then a miracle…

On September 27, 2016 Jordan posted the video: “Professor against political correctness.” Within 24 hours, Canada’s main newspaper chain’s flagship, National Post, ran an article plugging the video. Two days later “As it Happens” – Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s weekday evening radio show (1.6 million weekly listeners) – interviewed Peterson, again plugging the video. CBC re-ran this show online titled “I’m not a bigot” accompanied by a flattering photo of Peterson.

This set the stage for Peterson’s October 11, 2016 Free Speech Rally on U of T campus which, despite the hype, drew only a few dozen onlookers. The rally predictably drew a gaggle of outraged trannies with zer noisemakers; making for dramatic footage which CBC cast across the land.

A search of “Jordan Peterson” on CBC archives yields 523 hits, including 309 news pieces, and now a full documentary. Canada’s leading newspaper, The Globe and Mail, references Peterson 280 times. Jordan has received favourable coverage from: New York Times, Washington Post, Esquire, GQ, Oprah Magazine and Hearst etc. He has been given lengthy spots on BBC, NPR and Bill Maher etc.

Google Trends graphs Peterson’s late-2016 ignition and early-2017 blast-off.

While billed as a populist Internet sensation, Peterson is, in fact, a mainstream media balloon. Even his Internet success was amped.

In December 2016 Peterson began podcasting. Weeks later he hired a team to record his class-room lectures. These were edited and disbursed across the web. Then YouTube’s gnomes went to work.

Peterson’s mug-shot became ubiquitous in YouTube’s spontaneous suggestion columns. Persons not remotely interested in Peterson were persistently shunted to an array of cookie-cutter YouTube sites that exist solely to publicise chosen e-celebs. Comments sections of Peterson’s scatterbrained lecture videos contain numerous complaints of “click-bait.”

Peterson is managed by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the Los Angeles-based conglomerate with 2,000 operatives perched in gleaming glass towers in a dozen cities around the globe. Leonardo DiCaprio, Joe Biden, George Clooney and Van Jones are CAA clients. CAA went all-out mobilising the power of Hollywood for Hillary. CAA facilitated and covered-up Harvey Weinstein’s misdeeds.


Peterson foreshadowed his implosion in late 2017 when the burning issue was “de-platforming” i.e. student groups’ vigilante censoring of certain campus events. One Toronto target of de-platforming was activist/journalist/politician Faith Goldy.

A panel discussion on “Stifling of Free Speech on University Campuses” originally scheduled for Toronto’s Ryerson campus was, due to security concerns, rescheduled to Canada Christian College on November 11, 2017. Faith and Jordan were to be star panelists.

With Peterson’s complicity Faith was de-platformed from the event. Peterson upheld Faith’s de-platforming on the weasel-worded grounds that her recent interview of white nationalists showed, in his opinion, “lack of journalistic responsibility” (a hitherto unheard of grounds for de-platforming). This was rich coming from Peterson who had been repeatedly photographed cavorting with white nationalists.

Peterson’s reputation received another dent on October 5, 2018.

At the height of the controversy surrounding sexual misconduct allegations against then Supreme Court Justice Nominee, Brent Kavanaugh, Peterson tweeted:
“If confirmed Kavanaugh should step down.”
Stefan Molyneux found the tweet “incomprehensible.” Others in Molyneux’s milieu expressed similar dismay; some finding Peterson’s calls for Kavanagh’s resignation particularly galling given that Professor Peterson himself had weathered three sexual harassment allegations.

Owen Benjamin delivers the best critique of the Kavanaugh faux pas. On the day preceding the tweet Peterson did a three-hour show with Dr. Oz. Apparently, CAA is negotiating with Harpo/SONY about a “Dr. Jordan Show.” CAA and Harpo/SONY wanted a sign that Peterson was politically onboard. The tweet – a middle finger to Peterson’s erstwhile conservative compatriots – served this purpose.

At this time it came to light that Peterson had been invited to a Trilateral Commission meeting (November 16-8, Ljubljana, Slovenia). The Trilateral Commission is an exemplar of the globalist policies loathed by Peterson’s base. News of Peterson’s attendance sent out another shock wave of bewilderment.

After the Trilateral Commission revelation sleuths unearthed Peterson’s past UN activities and his ongoing drug abuse. The latter issue constitutes another rift because many in the movement condemn Big Pharma’s anti-depressant pill pushing. Peterson, conversely, brags about ingesting daily doses of a Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor and Wellbutrin. His plans to consume potent anti-depressants for the rest of his life. He hooked his kids. Rumors that he stopped doping are false; however, he did cutback after experiencing debilitating side effects.

Another uncovered oddity: Peterson’s house is plastered with huge paintings of revolutionary communist leaders. (He also named his daughter “Mikhaila” to honour Gorbachev.) Even within anti-communist circles, Peterson is discordantly shrill. At almost every public engagement he rails about the atrocities of communism. He has publically threatened contemporary Marxists with violence. Why would someone like that surround himself with artwork glorifying communism? It doesn’t make sense. It seems… schizophrenic.

Make no mistake, Peterson suffers severe mental health problems. Watch this 90-second clip from 2018:

Further examples of bizarre behaviour can be readily had. Peterson is a pathologically dishonest braggadocio. He claims to work the equivalent of four full-time jobs. He claims to have gone (a world record breaking) 28 days without sleep. He claims to subsist exclusively on beef.

Canada’s deep state and media party dread an uprising of angry white men incensed by immigration. Canada has outdone every Western country with open-border policies aimed at lowering wages and fracturing cultural solidarity.

Policing domestic politics is the remit of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). Since at least 2009 CSIS’s “academic outreach” department has been running thought experiments past select professors regarding domestic threats related to “identity politics.” A main crisis scenario envisions white nationalists targeting visible minority immigrants. Accessible commentary on these contemplations trail off in vague references to “preventative strategies.” Thus, in the years preceding Peterson’s ascension, deep state officials cultivated stratagems aimed at forestalling groundswells of white nationalist men.

Controlled Opposition is an ancient tack.

Pre-September 2016 Peterson neither espoused right-wing populist views nor involved himself in the then burgeoning Alt-right scene. He was an obscure opportunistic prof obsessed with tedious Jungian formularies. In anything, he leaned globalist centre-left.

Post-September 2017 Peterson was the revered father figure to a restless ferment of Alt-right leaning young men. No original tunes accompanied his rise. He sampled decades-old talking points from self-help gurus and men’s rights authors; embroidered, of course, with yarns of Peterson’s signature pseudo-intellectual psycho-babble.

CAA wants to transform Jordy into the next Dr. Phil. This requires ditching right-wing populism – a process well underway. Peterson’s antics have alienated: Alex Jones, Lauren Southern, Jack Posobiec, Faith Goldy, Owen Benjamin, Stefan Molyneux and more. Vox Day just released an e-book exposing Peterson (Jordanetics).

Ultimately, the joke shall fall upon the mainstream media. Shorn of his populist creds, there’s nothing to recommend this man. Let the media mandarins have this gibbering crank.

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The Terrible Stink: FBI Treatment of General Flynn

Bruce Bialosky Dec 30, 2018

No matter what your political leanings are, you should be highly concerned about how the FBI misled General Michael Flynn resulting in his taking a plea agreement with Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller for lying to the FBI.

Thus, the general agreed to the fact that he committed a felony.  All that is highly suspect, and every American citizen should be scared if the judge does not throw this out.

After General Flynn’s attorneys claimed that top-tier FBI personnel intentionally misled him about having legal representation present and the nature of this meeting with their personnel, U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan demanded documents from Mueller’s team regarding the charges against Flynn.  These are the same documents that both the FBI and Justice Department have stonewalled Congress about for over a year.

Unfortunately, Mueller was given the opportunity to file the documents under seal with the Judge which would hide the truth about the behavior of our government employees in the process.  Judge Sullivan should release these documents as we the people of this country deserve to know what was done...........To Read More......

Leftists eat their own in San Francisco's Mission District

December 30, 2018 By Monica Showalter

San Francisco, a city of no conservatives to speak of, things get weird (and not in a good way) when the crazy left gets the urge to "pick a target,"freeze it," "personalize it," and all that............[and] some seeking to run an Israel-supporting lefty Jewish bookstore owner in the Mission District, out of town.

According to the Forward (Hat tip: Daily Wire):
Manny’s, a new business in San Francisco’s Mission District, is part cafe, part bookstore, part political event hall. Owner Manny Yekutiel, a 29-year-old rising star in the world of liberal political organizing, calls it a “civic social gathering space.” 
It’s hosted incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, activists with Black Lives Matter — and on the sidewalk outside, protesters upset because Yekutiel is a “Zionist gentrifer.” 
“Zionists out of the Mission!” one marcher yelled on Wednesday, Dec. 26, as about 20 members of the Lucy Parsons Project and allied groups gathered outside Manny’s.
Apparently, the creeps doing this couldn't find any Trumpsters to harass, so Manny got it.  This, frankly, is brownshirt stuff............. Now open Nazi tactics against anyone who supports Israel is out there as the avant-garde setting the tone............ Is it part of the crackup of the left........... and how the left always eats its own here? Many of the leftists upset at the Democrats, Bernie-ites and others, aren't embarrassed at all about their open embrace of anti-Semitism and if Manny is aligned with Pelosi, as his events page suggests, is he a target because he's seen as part of her establishment?

Science in the Service of Ideology

Stephen Jay Gould was admired by journalists but not by scientists.

By Richard Lynn

With the death of Stephen Jay Gould on May 20, 2002, the world has lost one of its most determined — and mendacious — advocates of the view there is no relationship between race, intelligence and brain size. Not surprisingly, he has been widely acclaimed in obituaries for his contributions to evolutionary biology and for his critiques of the concept of intelligence, its heritability, and race differences. The New York Times called him “one of the most influential evolutionary biologists of the twentieth century;” the Washington Post said he was “a brilliant scientist;” the Los Angeles Times pronounced him “a latter-day Darwin,” and the London Times called him “one of the most gifted evolutionary scientists of his generation.”

All this, however, is in striking contrast to the evaluation of his work by fellow-scientists, most of whom regarded him as a lightweight and even a charlatan............Even anthropologists Milford Wolpoff and Rachel Caspari, who uncritically accept many of Gould’s distortions, have written that his writings “invariably have a not-so-hidden political agenda.” Professor Steve Jones, an evolutionary biologist who largely agrees with Gould on intelligence and race, has said that “scientifically, he was a failure.”..........It would be more correct to say that he was on the extreme left, and his writing consistently supported his politics..............It is not difficult to understand why journalists writing for The New York Times and The New York Review of Books were so effusive about Gould, while scientists were so critical.

Journalists have the same liberal-left beliefs as Gould. When they read him, they read what they wanted to hear, and they did not have the knowledge or integrity to question what he wrote. As for Gould himself, he must have known he was deliberately misrepresenting the evidence to suit his political agenda — and it was he who said scientists who do this deserve to spend the afterlife in the bottom circle of the Inferno...........To Read More.....

Big Jesse Jackson lie busted by scrappy Chicago neighborhood website

…was created in 2013 by five residents of Wrigleyville and Boystown who had grown disheartened with inaccurate information that was being provided at local Community Policing (CAPS) meetings.  
We knew from city data that robberies in our neighborhood had been soaring to record highs for three consecutive years. Yet public officials and police representatives at CAPS meetings continually said that crime was going down.

Pelosi: ‘The Existential Threat of the Climate Crisis’ Threatens ‘The Whole of God’s Creation’

By Staff | December 29, 2018  

( - While vacationing in Hawaii on Friday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) announced in a statement that she will be naming Rep. Kathy Castor (D.-Fla.) to chair a new committee the incoming Democrat-controlled House of Representatives will create to deal with “the climate crisis.”  Pelosi described the “climate crisis” as an “existential threat” that threatens “the whole of God’s creation.”  “The American people have demanded action to combat the climate crisis, which threatens our public health, our economy, our national security and the whole of God’s creation,” said Pelosi.........To Read More....

My Take - Wow! Pretty bold for a heretic!  I love it when leftist heretical politicians invoke God to promote their leftist schemes.  Is it possible they're not really concerned about what God thinks as they are about confusing those who really do believe in God?  It's possible!  Just a thought!

Christians, Stop Saying Jesus Is the Son of God. It Provokes Muslims

Modern-day Christians’ anxiousness to avoid offending Muslims could be the death of Christianity.

Disparities Galore

A truth about the only equality.

Unveiling the Left's Globalist Agenda

Frontpage associate editor Christine Williams reveals the real culprit behind illegal immigration.

A Look Back at the Demise of the Mainstream News Media in 2018

Rachel Alexander | Dec 31, 2018

One prevalent theme of 2018 was the further deterioration of the mainstream news media. The meltdown began in late 2016, after President Trump won the election. The media went into full assault mode, bashing Trump and churning out fake news at a breathtaking speed. They could not handle this new type of Republican president who aggressively went about a conservative agenda and frequently attacked the press.

But Trump fought back, taking to Twitter to speak directly to the American people. He got his message out first, before the media could report on it. The media was forced to report afterwards on his tweets, which were difficult to spin when embedded in an article word for word. Journalists in media were so blinded by their hatred of Trump that they could not see the constant negativity was backfiring..................

But while the big tech giants may have stemmed the tide a bit, they are running up against a tidal wave. While lefty journalists depend solely on their writing jobs to make a living, conservatives are much more business minded. They can work a full time job in business while contributing articles on the side to a news publication. As the layoffs of journalists continue, part-time conservative journalists are stepping in to fill the void.............To Read More....

It's For the Children!

By Rich Kozlovich

I've had the privilege of being part of the structural pest control industry for thirty seven years, and in over twenty five of those years I've been heavily involved in my industry's affairs serving on a number of industry association boards, in a number of leadership roles, defending us against the scurrilous claims about pesticides from activists.   During those years I've heard these activists demand the abolition of one pesticide after another accompanied by the claim, "It's for the children".

Well, that's a load of horsepucky!

Time and history has shown what they've promoted wasn't "for the children".  In reality, the outcome of their agendas has been "to the children".  It's the children who are the ones who've suffered the most from the green/left's insane anti pesticide agenda.   That's history and that history is incontestable.

When anyone starts spouting we need to adopt some agenda or other because "it's for the children" we have to recognize that's an emotional appeal, not a factual one. And at that point we need start asking why, and start looking much closer at their claims and demands. 

That pattern plays out in everything promoted by the left.

On December 27,. 2018 Staff posted this article:  Pelosi: ‘We All Have Moral Responsibility to Ensure All Children of God Are Treated With Compassion’ saying:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) issued a statement on Wednesday, reminding Americans: “We all have a moral responsibility to ensure all children of God are treated with compassion and decency.” Pelosi was responding to the death of 8-year-old Felipe Alonzo-Gomez, who died on Christmas Eve in the custody of U.S Customs and Border Protection. Alzono-Gomez and his father, who were from Guatemala, had been intercepted by the Border Patrol along the U.S.-Mexico border near El Paso, Texas. “Democrats call on Homeland Security’s Inspector General to immediately open an investigation into Felipe Alzono-Gomez’s death,” Pelosi said
Pelosi is such a hypocrite, and a heretic.  Her embrace of God is now, and has always been, nothing more than political expediency.  If she can use God as a tool to promote her leftist agenda, that's what she'll do.  Her heresy and hypocrisy should be clear to the most casual observer.  If she really was concerned about the children, why is she so unconcerned about the millions of innocent unborn children who are murdered each year in abortion clinics.  Abortions she supports. 
However, we need to get back to this question: Who's responsible for this child's death? 

This child was brought here with at least one parent taking a trip that took months.  Now all of a sudden the U.S. is responsible for his death after being here only a few hours and having had better medical treatment in that short time period than he and his family have probably had their entire lives.  And I might add, based on events, it seems to me the Border Patrol people had shown more care for this child than did his father. 
This pattern of blame is constantly misplaced as one writer noted:
"When a seven-year-old girl died of dehydration and shock while in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody after being brought here illegally by her father, Democrats and the liberal MSM immediately began blaming her death on President Trump's border and immigration policies. The fact that the little girl hadn't consumed food or water for several days and endured who knows what other physical and emotional trauma over the grueling and dangerous two-thousand-mile journey from her home in Guatemala didn't seem to affect the narrative of Democrats and the MSM that President Trump is somehow responsible for her tragic death".
This is an emotional attempt to sway the public based on misinformation attempting to guilt shame American society, and is part and parcel of what the left totally embraces regularly.  Facts are meaningless, emotion is everything. The fact of the matter is these parents and those who promoted this effort to force the border are responsible for what happens to these poor innocent children, not the U.S., not the Border Patrol and certainly not Donald Trump.

 "These children are being used as human shields".......So many of these children "are being exploited by smugglers and drug traffickers to enter the country. Over 600 convicted, hard-core criminals have already been discovered to be among the migrant caravan. The Northern Triangle is among the most corrupt in the world, trafficking in anything from drugs to people to human organs."  In Guatemala....... "sex trafficking of children is rampant, and many of these children are even being sold into the sex trade by their own mothers". 

Are we to believe Pelosi and her corrupt cabal aren't aware all of that? If she isn't aware of all of that, she's not only a hypocrite, she's incompetent.  If she is aware of all that, why isn't she calling the public's attention to it, which by any stretch of the imagination is a massive problem of child abuse, versus children dying at the border at no fault of the United States.

Because the left is not only aiding and abetting this crime of illegal immigration, they're deliberately ignoring "the real plight of the children and women among the caravan" and these child abuse horrors in order to destabilize "America, putting its citizens at risk."

And they accuse President Trump of being cold and uncaring? The hypocrisy of the left is astounding, and deadly.

Recently, it was reported that conservative journalist Bre Payton's died from H1N1 swine flu. Whose fault was that?  No one is a fault!  People contract life threatening diseases constantly, and very often medical science simply can't help them, especially if it involves viruses.  This woman was capable of getting the finest medical care in the world, and yet she died. 

These people were induced to come here in droves, being told they could force the border and get everything they desire out of life, including free medical care, free welfare and who knows what all.  All being done to promote a leftist agenda by wealthy left wing loons like George Soros.  An agenda that's meant to destroy the American identity, the American economy and overturn the Constitution.  The only things standing between freedom and a socialist world government.  

If we really need to point a finger of blame, it should start there, and then to Pelosi and her corrupt minions, and the Neocons and RINO's who've supported globalization.  And any appeals by Pelosi to God regarding the need to treat all children with compassion are hypocrisy in it's highest form by a heretic. 

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Rising Student Debt Increases Concerns of Default

Johnny Kampis December 28, 2018

American student loan debt has reached the Everest heights of $1.465 trillion, but it will be U.S. taxpayers on the hook when many of those debt holders default on that borrowing.

Bloomberg recently analyzed student loan securitization data, finding that fiscal risks continue to rise as the debt grows, making it more difficult for former students to pay back the costs of their education.

Paul Della Guardia, economist at the Institute of International Finance, told the outlet that 90 percent of student loans are guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education – or, essentially, taxpayers.

“If a recession causes a rise in youth unemployment and triggers mass defaults, this contingent liability could prove burdensome for the U.S. government budget,” he said.

A concerning factor is the amount of individual loans. Obviously, the higher the debt, the greater the risk of default. Bloomberg found that more than 2.7 million former students over more than $100,000. And 700,000 of those owe greater than $200,000. That is a number that keeps climbing – 2.5 million borrowers owed more than $100,000 just the year before.
The total student debt has skyrocketed, increasing from $675 billion in 2009 around the time the Great Recession ended to $1.465 trillion today. ...........To Read More....

George Washington's Prescient Words

December 30, 2018 By Eileen F. Toplansky

As the man who was "first in the hearts of his countrymen," George Washington wrote guiding principles for the newly established country in his Farewell Address of 1796. He stressed:
... that the 'national Union' formed the bedrock of 'collective and individual happiness' for U.S. citizens. As he explained, 'The name of AMERICAN, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local distinctions.'
We see the degradation.............One need only read the 1994 book titled Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry, which states in its introduction that the "nostalgic vision of a simple, harmonious past ... obscures the long history of oppression within the United States." The editors choose "not to be all inclusive [or] create a pluralistic play of voices." Instead, they choose "poems that directly address the instability of American identity and confront the prevalence of cultural conflict and exchange within the United States ... [in order] to highlight the constant erecting, blurring, breaking, clarifying, and crossing of boundaries that are a consequence of the complex intersections among people's cultures, and languages within national borders."

Hail to the fact that the country is not afraid to deal with its past, but woe to the students who receive such a skewed and narrow interpretation of what the country has accomplished..........George Washington understood that "foreign nations could not be trusted to do anything more than pursue their own interests when entering international treaties."  Yet Trump is excoriated when he demands that America's interests come first, and not the interests of the European Union, not the interests of the United Nation's collection of terrorist thugs, and certainly not the interests of illegal aliens who wander into America and demand to be paid.  Clearly, these illegal aliens are not devoted to Washington's idea that whether "[c]itizens, by birth or choice ... [the] country has a right to concentrate [their] affections."...........

Gregg Jarrett (The Russia Hoax), Sidney Powell (Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice), and Sharyl Attkisson (The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote) have incontrovertible evidence that there are strong forces "who are working overtime to kill America" and "subject us to the policy of another." ........... Read more

John Kasich vetoes Ohio's heartbeat bill

Even the wording on this bill must have grated on the ears of the abortion industry, saying as it did that the pregnant woman is carrying an "unborn human individual." ..............Read more

Democrats: A plague on the nation

How as Americans do we explain the intransigence of the left when it comes to national security? 'Tis a mystery. These people, these Democrats in Congress, are among the most privileged persons on the planet. They have enjoyed, more than most, the blessings bequeathed by the Founders, the authors of the Constitution.

 Yet they are determined, like Obama, to transform us into something this nation was never meant to be: a land without borders. While all of them are on record supporting a border wall in the past, now that Donald Trump is president, they all oppose it with every fiber of their being. They know that it will work, and they cannot abide Trump having a win.

 These people – Schumer, Pelosi, Gutiérrez, etc. – are truly venal. Governor Brown has effectively destroyed California, now benighted by rampant homelessness and the crime that accompanies a population of illiterate, drug-addicted, gang-affiliated, criminally inclined persons adrift on our streets. And now another young officer has been killed by an illegal alien thanks to the left's obsession with protecting the throngs of migrants crossing the border into the U.S.......They intend to raise our taxes to pay for the $100B illegal aliens cost us every year. .........

It appears that America has become a sort of medieval oligarchy. Trump, as the outsider he is, is a grave threat to all of those who believed they were in control in perpetuity. They are ready and willing to do anything, no matter how illegal or immoral, to depose him, to expel him from office. ..........The Democrats hate Trump so much that they want the economy to crash................The Democratic Party of today is an abomination.

The assault on our constitutional republic began with Woodrow Wilson, and their long-range plan to overhaul what the Founders built is still operational. The left has nothing but contempt for ordinary Americans, especially those who voted for Trump. Leftists are dangerous when challenged, like a pack of jackals dismembering its prey.  They need to be defeated, indicted, arrested, tried, convicted, and imprisoned.  They are a scourge on the nation....................Read more

Sore loser of the year: Michigan Dem legislator stops representing her district after losing August primary

December 30, 2018 By Thomas Lifson

Despite the temptation to abolish the crown after Hillary’s stunning performance as a sore loser in 2016, another Democrat is making a strong case for membership in the sore loser hall of fame, where she joins Al Gore and John C. Breckinridge (who was defeated by Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and went on to join the Confederacy as Secretary of War).

Whatever Bettie Cook Scott may lack in national prominence, she makes up with chutzpah. When she lost her bid to move from the Michigan House of Representatives to a Michigan State Senate seat by losing the Democrat primary, she simply stopped showing up for work. Her district, in the City of Detroit, only elects Democrats, so the primary was tantamount to electoral victory.

Tom Gantert of Michigan Capital Confidential reports:...........Read more

Women's March canceled because participants 'overwhelmingly white'

This is hardly surprising, since the left embraces the twin notions that America is an inherently racist country and that an individual's identity as a member of a racial group is more important than any particular achievements, attitudes, and characteristics that person may carry.  In practice, this gets awkward for white leftists, such as those pushing the so-called "Women's March," to be held nationwide, continuing the "pussy hat" march held shortly after Donald Trump's inauguration. It is especially awkward for those leftists who live in parts of the country where the dreaded Caucasians are particularly numerous, such as Eureka, California. Marissa Papanek of KRCR-TV reports:
The organizers of the annual Women's March have decided not to hold a rally in Eureka on Jan. 19, as previously planned, because they say participants do not represent the diversity of the area.  "This decision was made after many conversations between local social-change organizers and supporters of the march," organizers said in a press release.  
 They said organizers will continue to meet and discuss how to broaden representation to create an event that represents Humboldt County.
"Up to this point, the participants have been overwhelmingly white, lacking representation from several perspectives in our community"..............Read more

Chuck Schumer speaks with forked tongue on illegal immigration

Hypocrisy is the New York Senate minority leader's middle name. Get a load of what he was saying in 2009 on the need for a border wall, that same border wall he's shutting down the government in order to block.

December 29, 2018 By Monica Showalter

As the government shutdown goes on over the Senate's failure to fund a border wall (and a new caravan is forming to enter illegally because of it), the man most responsible for the political gridlock, New York Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer, has dug in his heels and insisted there will never be a border wall. On principle, and as a "moral issue," and all that. Away he piously intones.

There's just one problem. He doesn't believe any of it. Journalist Ryan Saavedra has found him saying the exact opposite in a windy speech less than a decade ago, showing how phony his current argument is. Get a load of him then: ............ To Read More


Merkel: 'Nation-states must be prepared to give up their sovereignty'

The only way globalism can live is if the nation-state dies.

December 29, 2018 By Rick Moran

German chancellor Angela Merkel gave a deeply disturbing speech at the Konrad Adenaur Foundation in Berlin, where she stated in no uncertain terms that the traditional idea of a nation-state is dead.

Zero Hedge:
"Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty", according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who told an audience in Berlin that sovereign nation states must not listen to the will of their citizens when it comes to questions of immigration, borders, or even sovereignty.  
No this wasn't something Adolf Hitler said many decades ago, this is what German Chancellor Angela Merkel told attendants  at an event by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin. Merkel has announced she won't seek re-election in 2021 and it is clear she is attempting to push the globalist agenda to its disturbing conclusion before she stands down.
The only way that globalism can live is if the nation-state dies. The two ideas are incompatible with one another, no matter how much E.U. leaders give lip service to notion of state sovereignty.......To Read More

Now Kenya gets to pay the China piper

December 28, 2018 By Monica Showalter

All that good P.R. China got for its "one belt, one road" infrastructure-building in third world countries - so much more constructive than America's military spending, see - is starting to look like something entirely different now that Kenya is about to fall to China and its very humorless bill collectors.  Taiwan News is reporting.
China may be preparing to seize some major assets in the African nation of Kenya, as a result of debt-trap diplomacy.   African media reports that Kenya may soon be forced to relinquish control of its largest and most lucrative port in Mombasa to Chinese control.   Other assets related to the inland shipment of goods from the port, including the Inland Container Depot in Nairobi, and the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), may also be compromised in the event of a Chinese port takeover.  
Kenya has reportedly taken extremely large loans from the Communist government for the development of some major highways, and especially for the SGR, which forms a crucial transport link to and from Nairobi for the import and export of goods through Mombasa. In November, Moody’s noted that Kenya is at high risk of losing strategic assets because of debts owed to Beijing.  Local media began to express concern that Chinese lenders may be angling to seize assets, since it does not appear the Kenyan government will be capable to repaying the loans.
Beijing, of course, is denying it. But that was a couple days ago. And its only argument begs the question. China insists that the project, out there in deepest Kenya, will indeed make money, effectively suggesting that it won't need to expropriate the port. It doesn't say what will happen if the project doesn't make money, which is what Moody's is focusing on............ To Read More....... 

My Take - Okay, this is a bad thing why?  That's a good thing for the U.S.  It's a terrible thing for the all the poor people in all these countries.  People who just want to live their lives decently.  Neither socialism or tribalism will ever provide that. 

These developing countries are the very crap holes Trump talked about.  They're either being run by tribal buffoon,s who only care about stealing as much money as they can while they can, or psuedo-socialists who only care about stealing as much money as they can while they can.  And all that their citizens are left with is dystopia. But this is going to be the cure. 

They're broke!  China has loaned money it doesn't have to people who don't have the money to pay them back.  If they try to take what little developed value these countries have, they'll be stuck with a pig in a poke, making both the developing countries and China more broke, not to mention the economic international reaction to such an action. 

Economic collapse is going to fix all their little red wagons, and which country will every one of them have to turn to?  Take a guess.  

China is broken, politically, economically, philosophically and demographically, and nothing is going to fix that.  But in the meanwhile, they're going to extend the pain far and wide. 

There was a time when it was considered completely politically correct for a third world country to default on it's loans when the United States or European countries held those debts, and the communists/leftists/socialists of the world applauded them.  It will be interesting to watch when and if these third world nations do that to China. 

Green Hypocricy Over Funding

Editor's Note:  My friend Paul Driessen has allowed me to publish his work for years and every week sends me articles, either by him or one of his many of his friends and associates involved in science, economics and social issues for publication.  He always has a prologue to each offering. I thought this one was particularly appropriate.  You may also wish to view Energy & Environmental Newsletter.

Instead of debating me on any of the important substantive topics that I raised in a recent article, detractors just claimed that I’m “associated with right-wing think tanks that are skeptical of man-made climate change” – and have received money from fossil fuel interests. Citing Greenpeace and DeSmogBlog as their “reliable sources,” they claimed the Koch brothers gave “at least $100,343,292 to 84 groups denying climate change science” over a recent 20-year period. That is supposed to destroy my credibility – and the credibility of nearly anyone who criticizes the “catastrophic manmade global warming and climate change” tautology.

But what happens when we apply those same standards to climate alarmists – who are determined to shut down debate and impose their wind, solar and biofuel policies on the world? Where do they get their money, and how much do they get?

Here we are talking about literally HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS over the past couple decades – dwarfing our funding by many orders of magnitude! Add in the massive funding for the renewable energy, climate consulting and related industries, and we are talking about many TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS! My article lays out the sordid, disturbing details. 

Thank you for posting it, quoting from it, and forwarding it to your friends and colleagues.

And have a blessed and happy new year!

Paul Driessen

Let’s do follow the climate money!

Climate Crisis Inc. gets billions to promote imaginary manmade cataclysm – but attacks realists  

Paul Driessen

The climate crisis industry incessantly claims that fossil fuel emissions are causing unprecedented temperature, climate and weather changes that pose existential threats to human civilization and our planet. The only solution, Climate Crisis, Inc. insists, is to eliminate the oil, coal and natural gas that provide 80% of the energy that makes US and global economies, health and living standards possible.

Failing that, CCI demands steadily increasing taxes on carbon-based fuels and carbon dioxide emissions.

However, as France’s Yellow Vest protests and the latest climate confab in Poland demonstrated, the world is not prepared to go down that dark path. Countries worldwide are expanding their reliable fossil fuel use, and families do not want to reduce their living standards or their aspirations for better lives.

Moreover, climate computer model forecasts are completely out of touch with real-world observations. There is no evidence to support claims that the slight temperature, climate and weather changes we’ve experienced are dangerous, unprecedented or caused by humans, instead of by the powerful solar, oceanic and other natural forces that have driven similar or far more serious changes throughout history.

More importantly, the CCI “solutions” would cause unprecedented disruption of modern industrialized societies; permanent poverty and disease in poor countries; and serious ecological damage worldwide.

Nothing that is required to harness breezes and sunshine to power civilization is clean, green, renewable, climate-friendly or sustainable. Tens of billions of tons of rock would have to be removed, to extract billions of tons of ores, to create millions of tons of metals, concrete and other materials, to manufacture millions of wind turbines and solar panels, and install them on millions of acres of wildlife habitats – to generate expensive, intermittent energy that would be grossly insufficient for humanity’s needs. Every step in this process requires fossil fuels – and some of the mining involves child labor.

How do CCI alarmists respond to these points? They don’t. They refuse to engage in or even permit civil discussion. They rant that anyone “who denies climate change science” is on the fossil fuel industry payroll, thus has a blatant conflict of interest and no credibility, and therefore should be ignored. 

“Rebuttals” to my recent “We are still IN” article cited Greenpeace and DeSmogBlog as their “reliable sources” and claimed: I’m “associated with” several “right-wing think tanks that are skeptical of man-made climate change.” One of them “received $582,000 from ExxonMobil” over a 14-year period, another got “$5,716,325 from Koch foundations” over 18 years, and the Koch Brothers gave “at least $100,343,292 to 84 groups denying climate change science” in 20 years, my detractors claimed.

These multi-year contributions work out to $41,571 annually; $317,574 per year; and $59,728 per organization per year, respectively – to pay salaries and overhead at think tanks that are engaged in multiple social, tax, education, medical and other issues … not just energy and climate change.

But let’s assume for a moment that money – especially funding from any organization that has any kind of financial, regulatory or other “special interest” in the outcome of this ongoing energy and economic battle – renders a researcher incapable of analyzing facts fairly and honestly.

Then apply those zero-tolerance, zero-credibility Greenpeace-DeSmogBlog-CCI standards to those very same climate alarmists and their allies – who are determined to shut down debate and impose their wind, solar and biofuel policies on the world. Where do they get their money, and how much do they get? 

Billionaire and potential presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg gave the Sierra Club $110 million in a six-year period to fund its campaign against coal-generated electricity. Chesapeake Energy gave the Club $26 million in three years to promote natural gas and attack coal. Ten wealthy liberal foundations gave another $51 million over eight years to the Club and other environmentalist groups to battle coal.

Over a 12-year period, the Environmental Protection Agency gave its 15 Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee members $181 million in grants – and in exchange received quick rubberstamp approvals of various air quality rules. It paid the American Lung Association $20 million to support its regulations.

During the Obama years, the EPA, Interior Department and other federal agencies paid environmental pressure groups tens of millions in collusive, secretive sue-and-settle lawsuit payoffs on dozens of issues.

Then we get to the really big money: taxpayer funds that government agencies hand out to scientists, computer modelers and pressure groups – to promote global warming and climate change alarmism.

As Heritage Foundation economist Stephen Moore noted recently, citing government and other reports: 

* Federal funding for climate change research, technology, international assistance, and adaptation has increased from $2.4 billion in 1993 to $11.6 billion in 2014, with an additional $26.1 billion for climate change programs and activities provided by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

* The Feds spent an estimated $150 billion on climate change and green energy subsidies during President Obama’s first term.

* That didn’t include the 30% tax credits/subsidies for wind and solar power: $8 billion to $10 billion a year – plus billions more from state programs that require utilities to buy expensive “green” energy.

* Worldwide, according to the “progressive” Climate Policy Initiative, climate change “investment” in 2013 totaled $359 billion – but this “falls far short” of the $5 trillion per year that’s actually needed.

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change echoes those greedy demands. It says the world must spend $2.4 trillion per year for the next 17 years to subsidize the transition to renewable energy.

Bear in mind that $1.5 trillion per year was already being spent in 2014 on Climate Crisis, Inc. research, consulting, carbon trading and renewable projects, according to the Climate Change Business Journal. With 6-8% annual growth, we’re easily looking at a $2-trillion-per-year climate industry by now.

The US Government Accountability Office puts United States taxpayer funding alone at $2.1 billion per year for climate change “science” … $9.0 billion a year for technology R&D … and $1.8 billion a year for international assistance. Total US Government spending on climate change totaled $179 billion (!) from 1993 through 2017, according to the GAO. That’s $20 million per day!

At the September 2018Global Climate Action Summit, 29 leftist foundations pledged to give $4 billion over five years to their new Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming campaign. Sea Change Foundation co-founder Nat Simons made it clear that this “is only a down payment”!

And I get pilloried for working with organizations that received $41,571 to $59,728 per year from fossil fuel interests … questioning claims that fossil fuels are causing climate chaos … and raising inconvenient facts and questions about wind, solar and biofuel replacements for coal, oil and natural gas.

Just as outrageous, tens of millions of dollars are squandered every year to finance “studies” that supposedly show “surging greenhouse gases” and “manmade climate change” are creating dangerous hybrid puffer fish, causing salmon to lose their ability to detect danger, making sharks right-handed and unable to hunt, increasing the number of animal bites, and causing US cities to be overrun by rats.

Let’s apply the Greenpeace-DeSmogBlog-Climate Crisis, Inc. standard all these organizations and researchers. Their massive multi-billion-dollar conflicts of interest clearly make them incapable of analyzing climate and energy matters fairly and honestly – and disqualify them from participating in any further discussions about America’s and the world’s energy and economic future.

At the very least, they and the institutions that have been getting rich and powerful off the catastrophic manmade global warming and climate hustle should be cut off from any future federal funding.

Paul Driessen is senior policy analyst for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow ( He has written numerous studies and articles on energy, climate change, human rights and other topics.