Wednesday, November 19, 2008

In a Spectacle of Wealth and Poverty...

The Department of Agriculture reported yesterday that the number of children experiencing hunger increased by 50 percent from 2007. Perhaps the Obama administration's economic policies will help those families least able to succeed in the economy.

In the meantime, please enjoy Natalie Merchant's "
Carnival," where she sings:

Have I been blind
Have I been lost
Inside my self and
My own mind
Hypnotized
Mesmerized
By what my eyes have seen?

10 comments:

Publius said...

well he can turn water into wine and all that jazz

Grace Explosion said...
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Philippe Ohlund said...

The stupid policy, which is built on quicksand, and which says that global warming is man made, is bankrupting us, and makes the situation of the world's poor even worse.

The climate change is due to the cyclical Earth orbit around the Sun, but this is nothing we can influence.

The politicization of the climate issue has led to normal mechanisms for critical review and discussion in part have been eliminated.

Philippe Ohlund said...

The Earth is actually not exposed to Global Warming, and even got colder last year, but then the terminology was changed to Climate Change ...

Anonymous said...

Comment by Philippe Ohlund:
"The Earth is actually not exposed to Global Warming, and even got colder last year"

Really? All of it? (genuine question - I want to know)
Some of it will get colder under global warming, hence the term "temperature anomaly".

"The climate change is due to the cyclical Earth orbit around the Sun, but this is nothing we can influence."

The polar ice caps are retreating with a rapidity that does not seem to be down entirely to the celestial phenomenon you describe. Even proponents of the orbital theory admit that this is a less important factor than manmade Greenhouse gases since 1950. There can indeed be a natural element to this, but manmade factors enhance the risk immensely.

Comment by Grace Explosion:
"I couldn't even find any articles debunking him and showing how dangerous this is to our food supply"

....so then... based on what do you debunk him?
You evidently started rather than concluded with the view that you have.

"It's just so... commie. And plus it makes Obama feel sooooooo big and powerful."
does not impress me as a balanced and scientific answer.
Are you an unpublished specialist in this field, or are we starved already of substance with which to debunk this?

- Khe Sanh vet

Donald Douglas said...

Khe Sanh vet:

Just sign in as Khe Sanh Vet, okay? If you're not going to leave your real name, use something other than anonymous.

Philippe Ohlund said...

It is true that our increasingly urbanized society has heated up the air layer closest to the ground.

The temperature rise is therefore stronger in the northern hemisphere.

With the weather balloons and satellites, studies have been done which show current temperatures are getting lower in the atmosphere.

Philippe Ohlund said...

There is a biophysical basis for the stupidity, which is created at full moon, with, for example, the increasing pressure in the head, which is not due to Werewolves.

Rather, it could be that different individuals' behavior at the full moon may possibly have created the concept of Werewolves.

And this is one of the smaller perspectives on the impact of celestial bodies motion, which affect the circumstances in the biosphere.

In the simplest approach, this can be observed by considering the human body's constitution, which in a very large extent consists of water.

The moon affects the water on the Earth's surface, and this is marked most clearly by the tidal phenomenon, which naturally also creates shifts in our liquid fluids in the human body.

Norm said...

Last year the ice pack expanded; and Alaskan glaziers expanded. During our Summer, South American and South Africa had the coldest winter in a long, long time with snow all over the place where it usually aint.
It's the solar activity that truly affects global temperature, not CO2.

Please remember, that hear in New York State...long island was created by retreating glaziers, the beautiful palisades clifts along the Hudson River were created by retreating glaziers; our beautiful Fingerlakes were dug out by retreating glaziers as were all the Great Lakes.

And you want me to start panicking NOW because you say glaziers are retreating ???? Give me a break.