The media loves action and controversy because it gives them stuff to report and talk about. More viewership and readership means more money. The media will always take the side of a story that is more profitable even though they may know that it is not the correct side to take in terms of what is right and what is wrong. If you understand this, you will always understand why they report stories the way they do.
The Ukraine story is a prime example of this modus operandi. Had the media reported that Viktor Yanukovitch is the democratically elected leader of Ukraine (which he was) and a mob of dissatisfied people are trying to subvert the democratic process by kicking him out of office prematurely because of one decision he made that they did not agree with, we would not have been in the situation we are in today. Had the media reported that the usual process in a democracy is to demonstrate and show your disapproval but wait for election time to oust a leader, like we would normally do in the USA and other Western countries, the mob in Ukraine would not have been embolden and America would not have been put in the impossible situation of having to respond to Russia and Vladimir Putin. Had the media reported the situation Continue reading…
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What percentage, or what proportion, of the air around us is carbon dioxide? Is it
A) More than 50 percent
B) More than 25 percent
C) More than 10 percent, or
D) Less than 1 percent
So, what do you think? How much carbon dioxide is in the atmosphere relative to other gases?
The answer is less than 1 percent. ……….. Did you know that? How many people do you think know that? The answer is significant, very significant, because climate change proponents claim that carbon dioxide is having a massive effect in the atmosphere? But how can something that is present in such tiny quantities in the atmosphere create such havoc. And actually, carbon dioxide is much much less than 1 percent of the gases in the atmosphere. It is actually 0.039 percent. So it is not even a half of a percent. In fact it is not even a tenth of a percent. It is about one twenty-fifth of a percent. If you look at it on a pie chart, carbon dioxide does not even show up. That’s how small a percentage it is. It exists in such small amounts that it is referred to in science as a trace gas. The dominant gases in the atmosphere are nitrogen (about 78%), and oxygen (about 20 percent).
If we were to represent carbon dioxide with dots, for every 2,500 dots of air, one dot would be carbon dioxide. This is how rare carbon dioxide is in the atmosphere. And I started out with this point because I think it is the strongest evidence against global warming for the following reason: Continue reading…
Many people don’t seem to understand that there is a difference between real wealth and real growth on the one hand, and phony wealth and phony growth on the other. And the failure to recognize what’s real and what’s phony, has resulted in bad economic policies that focus on creating financial bubbles rather than on rebuilding America’s manufacturing base. People at the highest levels of academia and policymaking seem to believe that we can get out of the economic mess we’re in by creating phony wealth and turning our backs on the creation of real wealth.
So what is real and what is phony? And why is phony wealth and phony growth bad for a country? And how does this all tie in with the economic stagnation American has been facing for the past 20 years or so? Continue reading…
One of the most important issue that is not being discussed in America today is out of control children who have no discipline, who are downright lazy, and who just want to be entertained 24/7. We’re bringing up a generation of children who are unruly, irresponsible, and don’t want to make any sacrifices. And this is where the problem in education lies; it’s not the teachers, it’s not the lack of funding, it’s not the curriculum, and it’s not the standardized testing. We need to have a frank and honest discussion about the behavior and lack of effort from an increasing number of American children, because this is the real reason why education is deteriorating in America today – bad behavior and the lack of effort on the part of many students.
I am a former school teacher and I’ve seen the problem up close and personal. So I’m not speaking from theory. It’s not rocket science; like everything else, what you put in, is what you will get out. Education is no different from any other endeavor. The students who do well are usually the ones who are well behaved, they cooperate with the teacher, they complete their class work, they do their homework, and they value education. The ones who don’t do well are usually the exact opposite: they behave badly, they refuse to cooperate with teachers, they don’t complete their class work, they don’t do their homework, and they don’t value education. We need to confront the behavior and attitude of these students, as a society, and stop blaming their failure on everything else under the sun. The students are the ones who are causing the system to fall apart because they have the wrong attitude. Continue reading…
I believe that it is inevitable that America will at some point have a single payer national healthcare system, because it is the only system in the world that keeps cost down and cover everyone in a country. Politicians, both on the left and on the right, will eventually wake up to that fact once they have tried everything else and realize that healthcare is a special case that has only one solution – a single payer national healthcare system.
The private healthcare insurance market will eventually collapse because premiums will continue to skyrocket due to the fact that the nature of healthcare makes it incompatible with the free market. On the other side, ObamaCare will have to be abandoned because it is too complex and it doesn’t achieve lower cost and universal coverage. Continue reading…