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Blame It On The Bossa Nova

2008-06-24 - 12:37 p.m.

Brin and I slept in very late this morning. The heat has toned down from the mid-90s of the weekend to the high-70s right now.

Much better - but as she mentioned here, it's all her fault.

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Two new studies say ethanol subsidies have placed "significant pressure" on the price of food, but the effect on gas prices is "almost too small to measure".

Archer Daniels Midland better get those lobbyists back to work.

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Maxine Waters is at it again.

She and Rep. Maurice Hinchley have said that US oil refineries should be "socialized" - as in, taken over and run by the government.

Here's the quote, taken from a "long hearing" with oil company executives:

"This liberal will be all about socializing, uh, uh ... would be about basically taking over and the government running all of your companies."

Freudian slip?

Besides, we can tell how efficiently the government runs things just by looking at costs of any government program.

Like Medicare.

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James Hansen, the NASA pro-AGW scientist who absolutely refuses to accept ANY evidence against it, is calling for the chief execs of the large oil companies to be put on trial "for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming in the same way that tobacco companies blurred the links between smoking and cancer".

Uh HUH. Once again, the quote from Eric Creed:

Those that will attack me for my views and call me a "denier," or worse, a Republican, will also likely claim that the scientists I have cited are in the pocket of Big Oil. Very few scientists have taken money from Big Oil, simply because they donít give that much out. True, they have given $20 million to fund climate change research over the past two decades. However, over that same period of time proponents of the theory of global warming have received $50 billion in funding. For those of you not mathematically inclined, $20 million is 0.004 of $50 billion. Who's in whose pocket?

As I said before - good question. Who's REALLY getting money for the global warming "issue"?

I'll take the pro-AGW people a little more seriously when they start screaming for a clamp-down on China, whose industry and pollution are legendary.

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I have a manager's meeting today, so I have to go in early.

Be seeing you.



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1 comments so far

Brin - 2008-06-24 19:40:32 -
Nobody is going to notice anything wrong with China at least until the Olympics are concluded.

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