Barack Obama’s War On Science, Rational Thought And Freedom

 “By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.”

– Galileo Galilei

“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”

– Galileo Galilei

“It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.”

– Galileo Galilei

“When the war of the giants is over, the wars of the pygmies will begin.”

– Winston Churchill

“We don’t let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?”

– Joseph Stalin


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26 Responses to Barack Obama’s War On Science, Rational Thought And Freedom

    • Gail Combs says:

      Time to defund higher education. Most of the cost is overhead anyway. I would not be surprised if ‘administrative staff’ now out number professors and are heading towards out numbering students.

      Do we really need several salaries dealing with hurt feelings? (Micro-aggression)

      • gator69 says:

        Higher education is already funded to the gills. Let’s look at endowments…

        Harvard University (MA) $36,429,256,000
        Yale University (CT) $23,858,561,000
        Stanford University (CA) $21,466,006,000
        Princeton University (NJ) $20,576,361,000

        Harvard has roughly 21,000 students who pay on average just under $46,000 for a 4 year degree. Harvard could pay for every one of its student’s educations for the next 37 years with what it currently holds in endowments. So why do these institutions get tax breaks, and why are we mad at banks?

      • Krakatoa says:

        Defunding higher education, means the end of churning out liberal/progressive Democrat voting useful idiots. This won’t happen anytime soon.

      • Ernest Bush says:

        You are correct about the administrators. At our local college, Arizona Western, there are 96 administrative staff members and 93 instructors.

        • RAH says:

          My daughter is an instructor at IVY Tech and it seems to be the same for them. They just built a nice new building here about 3 miles from me and half of it is for administration.

  1. Latitude says:

    I give everyone a pass on global warming..
    Most people had never given it any thought, the terminology was foreign, and it was almost believable….

    But when that didn’t happen and it changed to climate change..and now extreme weather
    ….and they are still falling for it

  2. darrylb says:

    I recently went on a Carnival Cruise.
    My Wife and I enjoy, more than anything else, meeting and conversing with different people.
    Carnival does not discourage Crew members from talking to customers, especially on shore.
    Employees are from all over, but from our experience, mostly from Europe and heavily from Serbia. The economy is very bad there,
    Some comments
    1) Most often they feel the United States has let them down.
    2) They hesitate to say it, but if conversations get lengthy, they will state that Obama is a Muslim, just as sure as we sail on water.
    3) Several from Great Britain have stated that there are areas in the North of England that are completely controlled by the Muslim community. That, in and of itself would not be so bad according to them, but the fact is no one else dares to go there, not even members of law enforcement.
    4) Any thoughts of AGW, climate change or whatever never occurs in their thinking or even in their awareness, except for perhaps a few. When I stated that Climate Change is the cause of Terrorism, I got a bewildered look and of course they did not want to offend me, so there would be mostly silence. When I would continue with ‘that has been the pronouncement of our President’ the comment about him being Muslim or Islamic was more likely to be made.
    I do not want to offend anyone who are honest and genuine in their faith and who feel terrible about terrorism, but a few have used the faith as an excuse for terrorism. Sadly, it has also happened in the historical events of Christianity.

    • Ernest Bush says:

      It is the Islamic terrorists who are honest and genuine in their faith. They are adhering strictly to what the Koran says about their dealings with non-Muslims. In fact they can lie freely to non-Muslims, kill or enslave them as long as it is done in the name of Allah.

      • Gail Combs says:

        One commenter at WUWT illustrated the lying of non-muslims. He had a muslim coworker he thought was a friend. He was in a booth at a pub, back to door, when the coworker and some other muslims came in and sat in the booth behind him. He got a real ear full of what the candid thoughts of the muslims actually were and they were not nice.

        He gave the muslim guy the hairy eyeball before he left the pub so the muslim would know he overhear and never spoke to him again despite several overtures.

  3. stephen says:

    Re: “the smart one”. W was not glib and facile in public, but he is the only CIC that we’ve had that was smart enough to fly 20 million dollar warplanes…

    • Gail Combs says:

      Anything is better than what we have now except maybe Hiltery or Hitler or Stalin… Not that there is much difference.

    • Bob123 says:

      It’s amazing what you can accomplish when your competition underestimates you. (Perhaps that should be mis-underestimates)

  4. Saw “The Big Short” last night. Read the book years ago when it first came out so I knew the story. Excellent movie. The CAGW cabal are the banks and brokerage firms riding high on an illusion. NOAA and NCDC are doing to the temperature record what S&P did to the bond ratings.

    Read another interesting book, “The Emperor of All Maladies,” the history of cancer. The book hit home with me since last June I was diagnosed with CML. There are a couple of chapters on the cancerous carnage of tobacco and the tobacco industry. CAGW tries to demonize skeptics as similar to the tobacco industry. Sounds like transference to me. It is the CAGW crowd on the defensive, trying to choke off debate and discussion, fabricating, falsifying, climate gating.

    CAGW is a scientific bubble with a needle in the future, possibly near future. Too bad we can’t figure out who and when to short sell and make a billion bucks.

    • Gail Combs says:

      “… Too bad we can’t figure out who and when to short sell and make a billion bucks.”
      10/04/12 Al Gore Walks Away From Green Energy

      if Al Gore has any message for investors today, it might very well be this: “Stay the hell away from alternative energy!”

      his portfolio is top-heavy in high-tech, medical instruments, and even more pedestrian investments in companies such as Amazon (AMZN), eBay (EBAY)…

      And if you want a piece of the natural gas pipeline game — heavily dependent on the environmentally suspect fracking — you can find that in Gore’s portfolio as well with Quanta Services (PWR).

      Warren Buffett is Betting Big on Coal

      The bullish case for coal isn’t based on trends in the U.S., though America will play a huge future role as a supplier. Asian demand is the key….

      On November 7th, [2011] a fleet of nine private jets touched down in the sleepy town of Gillette, Wyoming. Population: 30,000. Two of the world’s wealthiest men were among the arrivals. They stayed only one day, and refused to give any interviews. They were here for a very specific reason and saw something that one of them called “fascinating…
      one of the men was Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B). The other was his bridge-playing buddy, Berkshire director, and fellow billionaire Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT). The purpose of their surreptitious trip was to visit the Black Thunder Mine, owned by Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI). Black Thunder is the single largest coal mine in the U.S. with an annual output equaling 10% of total U.S. coal production….

      Coal’s not dying — it’s just getting shipped abroad

      Warren Buffett’s Coal Problem: — To run his coal trains, the billionaire investor needs to seize land from a bunch of Montana cowboys. That’s not going over very well. WELL, WELL, well that certainly explains some of the actions of the BLM [Like burning out ranchers] now doesn’t it?
      BLM Burns Ranches and Destroy Cattle, but Ranchers Get Charged with Terrorism

      …. a video of the BLM starting prescribed fires in July, something that normally doesn’t take place at that time as the animals the ranchers care for are usually eating the very grass that the BLM set on fire. However, the video shows that the BLM didn’t just burn grass. It killed and injured cattle, burned homes and destroyed other property. The video of land burning by BLM picks up around the 3:10 mark below…..

      Not only did they [BLM] start the fires, but as the video shows, there was no one tending to the fires at various times. Not only that, but as ranchers attempted to make a fire break with water trucks and equipment, the BLM agents were building a fire around them! In fact, video captured BLM agents lighting fires within 100 feet of the corrals and those taking the video! Talk about deliberate terrorist acts!

      But BLM won’t be held accountable for their actions. No sir. It’s the ranchers who are terrorists for setting fires at the proper time of year to try and deal properly in the maintenance of the property, and when a judge finds that they aren’t terrorists, but lit the fires, he still sentences them to time in prison!….

      Pass this one and let’s get the word out about this injustice! Also contact those who are sworn to uphold the law, not be the puppets of tyrannical government and share with them the video. It is vitally important and time is running out for the Hammonds!

      Railroading Racism: Warren Buffett vs Northwest Indians

      Warren Buffett’s financial and political clout, from Wall Street to the White House, has created a hubris in the “bomb train” magnate matched only by his partner in crime, Bill Gates. As Buffett and Gates rake in millions from shipping Tar Sands bitumen and Bakken Shale crude, however, a storm is brewing in the Pacific Northwest, where the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) are fighting Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF)–which hopes to cash in big on Crude Zones in Washington State….

      On January 8, 2015, Lummi Nation, also an ATNI member tribe, requested that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reject an application by BNSF and SSA Marine to develop a major coal export terminal at Cherry Point–home to an ancient Lummi village and burial ground, as well as prolific Salish Sea crab and salmon fishery, that benefits many Coast Salish First Nations in Washington and British Columbia. As Washington tribes fight Buffett and the fossil fuel exporters, sowers of interracial discord are already on the fossil-fueled payroll.

      George Soros is not about to be left out.
      Is George Soros Betting on the Long-Term Future of Coal?

      …The EIA and others see coal export volumes declining, domestic U.S. demand remaining questionable, and intense competition from natural gas continuing.

      A funny thing happened on the way to the graveyard for coal companies though – one of the industries greatest detractors, George Soros, appears to be stepping in as a supporter.

      Soros, whose $24 billion fortune is built on successful trading, appears to have purchased several million dollars’ worth of stock in coal producers Peabody and Arch Coal according to filings…

      ….it’s possible that Soros is simply looking for a short-term bounce in beaten down coal stocks that have been left for dead. After all, the stocks of virtually all coal miners now trade for a fraction of what they did only a few years ago…..

  5. smamarver says:

    Most politicians don’t have a clue about climate science, but they influence the minds and the opinions of huge numbers of people. And, since that wasn’t bad enough, they are the ones who often decide which type of research to sponsor or to offer financial aid. I’m thinking, right now, about COP 21 and about what a waste of money it was, since they didn’t talked about the most important factor in climate change – the oceans!

  6. Dave N says:

    “In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”

    Man, I am storing that one; so many people attempt to use the reverse argument these days. I guess the problem has always been around; it’s probably just far worse, now.

    Perhaps Einstein was Galileo reincarnate?

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