McCaleb: Public pensions in some ways mirror Madoff’s Ponzi scheme

“In a world full of lies, the most dangerous ones are those we tell ourselves.”  ― Diana B. Henriques HBO debuted its original movie on Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff over the weekend. Based on Henriques’ book “The Wizard of Lies,” the film (and book) tells the chilling tale of Madoff’s fraudulent investment scheme in which more than … Continue reading McCaleb: Public pensions in some ways mirror Madoff’s Ponzi scheme

Time for a New “Hiatus” in Warming, or Time for an Accelerated Warming Trend?

As you can tell from our blog volume, there’s been a blizzard of new and significant climate findings being published in the refereed literature, and here’s some things You Ought to Have a Look at concerning the recent “hiatus” in warming and what might happen to our (now) post-El Niño climate. With President Trump still … Continue reading Time for a New “Hiatus” in Warming, or Time for an Accelerated Warming Trend?

The Fake News lied again. Trump radically increasing Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security spending

The Fake News tell lies.  The numbers tell the truth. Trump is NOT cutting spending on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.  He's increasing spending. In fact, he's increasing it almost twice as much as was increased under Obama. Medicare spending under Obama FY2010: $453 billion FY2017: $593 billion 30.91% increase in eight years Medicare spending … Continue reading The Fake News lied again. Trump radically increasing Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security spending

Horrifying Video From Abortion Conference Shows Utter Disregard for Human Life

Lawyers for Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden released a new video on Thursday that exposed horrifying statements from leaders within the abortion industry.The video footage was obtained at National Abortion Federation conventions that took place in California in 2014 and 2015. The National Abortion Federation describes itself as “the professional association of abortion … Continue reading Horrifying Video From Abortion Conference Shows Utter Disregard for Human Life

Climate Budget Cuts Are Smart Management, Not an Attack on Science

.. It’s been described as a “slap in the face,” “slaughter,” “a punitive … assault on science, the environment, and indeed the planet.” Aside from being inappropriate and irresponsible, these remarks are how some in the policy world and media have depicted cuts to global warming spending in President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal. People … Continue reading Climate Budget Cuts Are Smart Management, Not an Attack on Science

Greek Anarchists Provide Services the State Doesn’t

In the New York Times, Niki Kitsantonis writes, “It may seem paradoxical, but Greece’s anarchists are organizing like never before.” No. Anarchists – the sensible ones, at least – are not against organization. They are against rule – against ruling and against being ruled. Merriam-Webster explains the derivation of the word: “Medieval Latin anarchia, from Greek, from anarchos having … Continue reading Greek Anarchists Provide Services the State Doesn’t