Friday, November 09, 2012

My view on climate change

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In a completely unrelated blog, I posted the following comment, describing my opinion on climate change, the politics thereof, and citing two books that I think summarize my opinion better than any other source has. (I've cleaned up the grammar a little, so it doesn't read like a reply to someone else's blog post, but the content is otherwise unchanged..)

I realize that my opinion is far from the majority opinion (at least according to the news media), and I am aware of the fact that most of my friends disagree. If you'd like to comment, please don't use this message as a soapbox to present opinions I've had shoved in my face a zillion times over. Such replies will be deleted. If you want to convince someone of your political opinions, there are dozens of forums where such discussions are welcome.

That being said, my message:....

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Supreme Court upholds individual mandate. The US is now a dictatorship.

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Supreme Court upholds individual mandate, ObamaCare survives | Fox News

As of this moment, the United States of America is officially a dictatorship.

The US Supreme Court, in upholding the individual mandate, has stated that Washington has the right to order individual people to enter into contracts against their will, under penalty of fines and imprisonment.

This decision goes far beyond health care. If all they wanted was socialized medicine, they could've done what all of Europe does - pay for everybody's treatment and raise taxes to pay for it. But the individual mandate goes far beyond that - it says that you must contract with a third party to buy a product you don't want and that they don't want to sell you. And if either party refuses for any reason, you can be fined and jailed.

Now that the precedent has been set, they can order anyone to do anything and the Supreme Court says it's OK. The Constitution, and any concept of individual liberty no longer has any relevance in this country.

Even if Obama loses the next election, and even if Republicans sweep Congress and repeal Obamacare, this Supreme Court decision will remain. Washington has been permanently granted the right to order you to do any damn thing they want you to do, and if you don't like it, your only recourse is to leave the country.

Welcome to the brave new world.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Arab Apartheid Against Palestinians :: Gatestone Institute

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Arab Apartheid Against Palestinians :: Gatestone Institute

And yet the media still continues to accuse Israel of mistreating the Palestinians. Never mind the fact that Israel is the only country in the region that doesn't confine them to concentration camps, and nevermind the fact that Israel is the only nation to attempt to let them integrate into the rest of society. Nevermind the fact that in exchange for countless efforts of good will, Israel has gotten nothing but rocket strikes and other acts of terrorism in reply.

But I'm sure the media will come around sooner or later. They're just going to wait for Israel to be destroyed first. This way they won't sound biassed when they report what has been happening for the past 100 years.