Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Even friendlier nuclear power

This is the only nuclear-energy releasing process in the whole world that releases fusion energy and three helium atoms -- and no neutrons. This reaction is completely radiation free.

This could be "a very good thing". Just the ticket and about just the right time, if it all works out. I wonder what argument the environmentalists will use to try and get this stopped. Probably something to do with the construction site would be my bet. Some endangered creature or habitat or some such.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

To "kid" or not to "kid"...

I often find stories like this amusing. The media are quick enough to consider someone a "kid" when it suits their purposes. Kids killed because of alcohol. Our kids killed in Iraq. Kids killed in shooting. All the while ignoring the fact that these "kids" are 18 and able to make a very many of their own decisions. The flip side is a real "kid" of 12 or 13 or 15 is expected to be old enough and mature enough to make a decision about having an abortion on her own.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The problem with wanting to change the world...

is that sometimes you succeed!

Soon after the program collapsed, mosquito control lost access to its crucial tool, DDT. The problem was overuse—not by malaria fighters but by farmers, especially cotton growers, trying to protect their crops. The spray was so cheap that many times the necessary doses were sometimes applied. The insecticide accumulated in the soil and tainted watercourses. Though nontoxic to humans, DDT harmed peregrine falcons, sea lions, and salmon. In 1962 Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, documenting this abuse and painting so damning a picture that the chemical was eventually outlawed by most of the world for agricultural use. Exceptions were made for malaria control, but DDT became nearly impossible to procure. "The ban on DDT," says Gwadz of the National Institutes of Health, "may have killed 20 million children."

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Breaking news: Pot calls kettle black!

I just love this part:

Melanie Sloan, the executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, who is representing the Plame and her husband Ambassador Joe Wilson in a civil suit against Libby and other top Bush administration officials, slammed the decision on behalf of the Wilsons.

“First, President Bush said any person who leaked would no longer work in his administration. Nonetheless, Scooter Libby didn’t leave office until he was indicted and Karl Rove works in the White House even today,” Sloan said in a statement sent to RAW STORY. “More recently, the vice president ignored an executive order protecting classified information, claiming he isn’t really part of the executive branch. Clearly, this is an administration that believes leaking classified information for political ends is justified and that the law is what applies to other people.”

Melanie Sloan and the Wilson should be ashamed but of course they won't be. This entire fiasco was caused by the Wilsons to start with. Their manipulations and lies. Then this investigation into the non-leak whereas Fitzgerald knew from the get-go who released Plame's name to the press but he soldiered on anyway until he was able to get someone for something. No matter what. Then a DC (what do you expect) jury actually convicted Libby of the crime of perjury for mis-remembering something that happened 4 years earlier. The circus just never ends.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Sounds like a good idea to me, recall Senator Martinez

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Bill of No Rights

This counter argument to the ever creeping liberalism and ever growing list of so called "rights" was spot on when I first read it in the mid-90s and still nails it on the head today. The only "real" right this country gives you is the right to fail. You win or loose on your own in this country. That is the price of personal responsibility. The ability to make right and wrong decisions.