CNN Fake News 

Exhibit A

Polls are not news. Polls are polls. The manifest laziness of modern fake news organizations to publish polls as “news” exposes their agendas and undermines their credibility. 

Exhibit B

The agenda is “destroy prosperity,” the trope is “protect the earth.” We are supposed to be worried about temperature measurements over a  130 year span for a planet that is 4.6 billion years old. That means, we are looking at data from 0.000003% of the total lifespan of the planet. We are also conveniently ignoring all of the temperature indicators (indirect measurements) we have from before the 1880s. 

Oh, no! Another interesting cartridge based on the 308 Winchester

I have been party to a long running love affair with the 308 Winchester/7.62×51 NATO for more than twenty years. There is so much to love about this cartridge, and the variations it naturally gives rise to. 

The most recent addition to this continually growing family is the 375 Raptor

So far, I have been able to resist the temptation to expand my cartridge library. I am probably going to break down eventually…. 

Bernie Sanders and guns

I’ve had Democrats tell me that Barack Obama is not anti gun. I don’t understand how anyone could be that confused, but I do want to be clear ahead of time that Bernie Sanders is clearly anti gun and wants all Americans enslaved (which is always the end game of all gun control).

Bernie Sanders Calls for Ban on Semiautomatic Weapons

Public Failure

Improving Black Education, Walter Williams

Nationwide, about 12 percent of parents have their children enrolled in private schools. In Chicago, 44 percent of public-school teachers have their own children enrolled in private schools. In Philadelphia, it’s also 44 percent. In Baltimore, it’s 35 percent, and in San Francisco, it’s 34 percent. That ought to tell us something. Suppose I invite you to dine with me at a restaurant. You find out that the restaurant’s chef doesn’t eat there and neither do the servers. That suggests they have some inside information from which you could benefit.

Politicians who fight against school choice behave the way teachers do. Fifty-two percent of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus who have school-age children have them enrolled in private schools. Thirty-seven percent of members of the House of Representatives and 45 percent of senators who have school-age children have them enrolled in private schools.

The education establishment says more money is needed, but more money does not produce higher quality. New York City spent $20,331 per student in fiscal 2013. Washington, D.C., spent $17,953, and Baltimore allocated $15,050. Despite being among the nation’s highest-spending school districts, their education quality is among the lowest. Parents, given vouchers and choice, could do a far superior job in the education of their children — and at a cheaper cost.

Is this how freedom dies?

Is this the end of TFB?

Read it. Think about it. Can we just kill off the freedoms we dislike by silencing those with whom we disagree? No vote. No bothering about representation, just a rule signed by a career bureaucrat, followed by silence?

This is scary stuff.

Thought germs

I want to apologize up front for spreading this on you…

It does, however, relate directly to my post yesterday spreading the Walter Williams thought germ about the relationship between climate change and agendas. I did receive a couple of responses via social media implying that I was mentally defective for even questioning global warming.

The Arab world: Tethered by history | The Economist

A very interesting look at the dysfunctional states in the Middle East.

Such tensions between social classes, far more than those between sects, have sparked many recent Arab revolts; but sectarianism is then used to fan the flames. Islamists exploit class resentment to expand their base; governments stoke sectarian strife to justify their security apparatus.

Would Someone Please Explain “Clean Energy” To Me?

As I have said before, it is not clean, and it is hardly reliable enough to be considered “energy.” It is the great destroyer – destroying the environment, wildlife, jobs and the economy. “Clean Energy” is an oxymoron of the highest order.

IBD – The Dark Side Of Solar Power

Ancient Confession Found: ‘We Invented Jesus Christ’ « Parchment and Pen

Another day, another claim. Weigh it, measure it, test it.

It looks like Joseph Atwill is building his whole argument off of a new way to interpret the writings of Josephus. A way that might even be hard for people to understand. He even admits in the article that he thinks he has seen something in Josephus that all other scholars have missed. He writes, ” Many of the parallels are conceptual or poetic, so they aren’t all immediately obvious. After all, the authors did not want the average believer to see what they were doing, but they did want the alert reader to see it. An educated Roman in the ruling class would probably have recognised the literary game being played.”

Ancient Confession Found: ‘We Invented Jesus Christ’ « Parchment and Pen