Interesting Bits

05/03/2016 7:08

Those Vegan People Can Be Violent

Top L.A. Vegan Restaurant Owners Receiving Death Threats for Slaughtering Animals

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05/03/2016 6:47

The Green War Against the Working Class

There was a time in America—and it wasn’t even so long ago—that liberals actually cared about working class people. They may have been misguided in many of their policy solutions (i.e., raising the minimum wage) but at least their heart was in the right place.

Then a strange thing happened about a decade ago. The radical leftwing environmentalists took control. These are people who care more about the supposed rise of the oceans than the financial survival of the middle class. The industrial unions made a catastrophic decision to get in bed with these radicals and now they—and all of us—are paying a heavy price.

The latest evidence came last week when another coal giant in America, Peabody Energy Corp., declared bankruptcy. This is the same fate suffered by Arch Coal Inc., Alpha Natural Resources Inc., and other coal producers that have filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors.

Peabody has stated that the lower cost of natural gas may have been a factor in their decline, and I am all for market competition, but this isn’t a result of free market creative destruction. This was largely a policy strategy by the White House and green groups.

They wanted this to happen. This was what Clean Power Plant rules from the Environmental Protection Agency were all about.

The EPA set standards by design that were impossible to meet and even flouted the law that says the regulations should be “commercially achievable.” This was a key component of the climate change fanaticism that pervades this White House.

Ideas have consequences. Obama has succeeded in decimating whole towns dependent on coal—in Wyoming, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.

Progressive liberals don’t seem to care that an estimated 31,000 coal miners, truckers, engineers, construction workers and others have lost their job since 2009 as a result of this global warming fanaticism. Another 5,000 or so could be given pink slips at Peabody.

To the left, the families whose lives are ruined are collateral damage to achieve their utopian dream of saving the planet. The Stalinists who now run the green movement believe the ends justify the ruthless means.

(Leftists will not fight the war on terror or even criticize radical Islam because they are too cowardly to  stand against any group that might actually hurt them. Which explains the atrocities in Rotherham. But they will callously bankrupt and destory thousands of families to pursue their Stalinistic end.)


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05/02/2016 2:22

What Could Possibly Go Wrong Here?

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05/02/2016 1:32

A Time To Speak (and Read)

If you like science fiction  or simply good fiction, check out Nadine Brandes' A Time to Speak, the second book of her futuristic trilogy, Due to freelance assignments I am way behind in my reading and haven't finished her (very good) first book yet. For a beautiful young author, it's something of gripping tale. True, you don't have to old and cynical to write gripping tales but for Nadine to be the author of A Time to Die is akin to Stephen King writing sweet, Amish romances. Anyway, check it out. You won't regret it.

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05/02/2016 6:44

And Libs Claim Immigration is Good for US

Obama budgets $17,613 for every new illegal minor, more than Social Security retirees get

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05/02/2016 6:40

Oxford Racists are the Worse

Donations received from as far afield as England‚ Canada and Germany swelled a fund for the waitress to R13‚381 by 11am on Saturday‚ according to Roman Cabanac of Johannesburg‚ one of the three men behind the Twitter campaign.

The first gift - R50 - came from Sihle Ngobese‚ the spokesman for Western Cape social development MEC Albert Fritz‚ who went to the ObzCafe after work on Friday to find the waitress.

She had been reduced to tears by Ntokozo Qwabe‚ an RMF leader at Oxford University‚ who then posted a Facebook rant about what he and fellow activist Wandile Dlamini had done.

He wrote: "We are out at ObzCafe … and the time for the bill comes. Our waitress is a white woman. I ask … what the going rate for tips/gratuity is in these shores. They look at me very reluctantly and they say 'give me the slip‚ I'll sort that out'. I give them the slip.

"They take a pen & slip in a note where the gratuity/tip amount is supposed to be entered. The note reads in bold: "WE WILL GIVE TIP WHEN YOU RETURN THE LAND". The waitress comes to us with a card machine for the bill to be sorted out. She sees the note & starts shaking. She leaves us & bursts into typical white tears (like why are you crying when all we've done is make a kind request? lol!)."

Ngobese told TimesLive on Saturday that he found Qwabe's post "insulting‚ racist and disgraceful" and felt the least he could do was to give the waitress the tip she had been denied. He posted a photograph on Twitter of his receipt for R50‚ with the handwritten words "And the kindness is free. F*** RMF!"

"Qwabe misses the complete irony of what he did‚" Ngobese told TimesLive. "If you want to talk about privilege‚ being a master's graduate from Oxford and lording it over a minimum-wage waitress is the height of irony. It speaks to the disdain I have for RMF's claims to being a voice for the downtrodden."

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05/02/2016 6:37

Seven Years of Disaster

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04/30/2016 6:39

This will get the attention of Big Business

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04/30/2016 4:43

As a SF reader this is Interesting

Universe Likely Has Many Extinct Civilizations: Study

 

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04/30/2016 6:51

They Will Thought Because they're Democratic Scribblers

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04/29/2016 7:14

He Is Breaking Records

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George L. Duncan
George L. Duncan