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“To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wistom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harrassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.”     P. J. Proudhon,    General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century

June 15, 2009

Quote Of The Day

by Brad Warbiany

TJIC, as he notes that June temps in both Boston and Chicago are WAY below normal:

Here’s a question: should we demand that world leaders start comissioning more iron foundries to pump CO2 into the atmosphere, or have we already crossed “the tipping point”, where it’s already fated that in 30 years our shivering descendents will cross and recross the glaciers, cursing us for not driving bigger cars?

I, for one, welcome our new abominable snowman overlords.

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  1. Yahoo! had a great headline up yesterday about a glacier actually increasing in size even with global warming. Just reading the headline, you could literally hear the self-righteous whining.

    Thanks for the great quote. Definately passing that one on.

    Comment by trumpetbob15 — June 15, 2009 @ 2:17 pm
  2. @ trumpetbob:
    There are approximately 100,000 glaciers worldwide. Google it. An article about one that’s growing is statistically significant only to those who have no comprehension of statistics.

    Comment by dothemath — June 15, 2009 @ 2:58 pm
  3. dothemath,

    How do I respond politely? First off, my remark was about how global warming advocates see a glacier expand and they whine; a news headline that disagrees with their ideology brings out their inner toddler. Second, the idea of criticizing me for one glacier not being statistical significant is a joke. This is global warming; statistics plays no part in the discussion. How does using the last 100 years as our “sample” fit any statistical model?

    While it would be nice if climate scientists were actually held to the same statistical standards as other academics, unfortunately, this is politics, not science. Asking Algorists to explain how the northern United States came out from under ice without cars and factories is an exercise in futility. The best I can do is enjoy them scramble to cover their misguided beliefs, even though you gave the most logical argument.

    Comment by trumpetbob15 — June 15, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

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