Archives: Science

I have seen the future of academia, and it is North Korea

December 2, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I have seen the future of academia, and it is North Korea | Filed in: Canada, Culture, Education, Environment, global warming, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Religion, Science.

Keep this article in mind the next time someone tells you that the “science” of global warming is settled because “95% of scientists agree it’s so, therefore, it must be so”. It was the fall of 2011, and I was teaching English at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in North Korea. Two hundred and seventy young men, • Read More »

Point, Counterpoint.

January 18, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Point, Counterpoint. | Filed in: Economics, Environment, global warming, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Science.

China A Leader In Fighting Global Warming “China is ‘doing it right’ when it comes to addressing global warming, the United Nations’ chief climate official said. The nation has some of the toughest energy-efficiency standards for buildings and transportation and its support for photovoltaic technology helped reduce solar-panel costs by 80 percent since 2008, Christiana Figueres, • Read More »

Good riddance to bad science

November 29, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Good riddance to bad science | Filed in: Environment, Food, HEALTH, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Science, Technology, techology.

I was never on the “Genetically Modified Organisms are teh worst!!1!” bandwagon because I have more than a passing knowledge on how this sort of thing actually works. Good to see sanity catching up with fear-mongering.  An arresting but widely criticized study that stoked fears about genetically modified foods (GMOs) was retracted Thursday. The move • Read More »

Why are Canadian Environmental Protestors So Violent?

October 17, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Why are Canadian Environmental Protestors So Violent? | Filed in: alternative fuels, Business, Canada, Crime, Current Events, Environment, global warming, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Science.

Man, if you think Canadians get upset over hockey, you haven’t seen them get upset over potentially making a ton of money from oil drilling.  They’re NOT protesting that they want money. They’re protesting that they’ll be making money.  No, I don’t get that either.  Dozens of shale gas protesters cut down trees and blocked • Read More »

People don’t want to play a losing game.

September 16, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on People don’t want to play a losing game. | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Environment, global warming, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Science.

What’s a self-righteous global warming alarmist supposed to do? Why can’t they find some Republican legislators who are willing to sell out the prosperity of the country, just for the sake of a few computer-created projections?  “… climate activists (are) sending people to GOP lawmakers’ district offices during the August recess, running ads lambasting “climate change • Read More »

Power Play

August 20, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Power Play | Filed in: alternative fuels, Humor, Kevin, Science, Technology, techology.

Hippie (To me): “Nuclear energy is bad, man, solar is the way to go!”  Me, to hippie: “Umn, you know the Sun is just one big nuclear explosion, right? So by wanting solar power, you’re actually supporting nuclear power.” Hippie: “…”

The place where time was invented.

August 9, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The place where time was invented. | Filed in: beer, History, Humor, International, Kevin, Science, space, Technology.

Archeologists in Scotland have found a lunar calendar that predates Stonehenge by thousands of years.  A team from the University of Birmingham recently announced an astronomical discovery in Scotland marking the beginnings of recorded time. Announced last month in the Journal of Internet Archaeology, the Mesolithic monument consists of a series of pits near Aberdeenshire, Scotland. • Read More »

It takes a village (idiot).

April 9, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on It takes a village (idiot). | Filed in: Culture, Democrats, Education, Family, Kevin, Men, politcs, Politics, Science.

It’s funny how people like Melissa Harris-Perry think that “the community” should raise my kids, but then turn around and tell me it’s up to us parents to censor the sex and violence in movies, tv and video games: The “community” isn’t responsible for policing moral standards, we parents are.  “We’ve never invested in public • Read More »

Blue greens

January 9, 2013 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Environment, Kevin, Science.

What’s a global warming alarmist to do, now that global warming isn’t the world-ending problem we thought it was?  Global warming has stalled and will not raise world temperatures over the next five years, according to a new prediction from the British national weather service. The updated computer model of the planet’s climate lowers by • Read More »

A Consumerist Manifesto

November 25, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A Consumerist Manifesto | Filed in: Cars, Economics, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, Science, Technology.

The GOP needs to get cool, and in a hurry. Part of it is style: Sending stiff old fuddy-duddies to do battle against the biggest celebrity on the planet is part of the problem, but the other part is substance. Today’s consumer has now idea how the free market can benefit them. The “Free Obamaphone” • Read More »

I don’t want to hear one more @#$! word about how the GOP is “Anti-science”

October 23, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I don’t want to hear one more @#$! word about how the GOP is “Anti-science” | Filed in: Environment, global warming, Kevin, Politics, Science.

Not when this sort of thing happens in the socialist paradise of Italy.  Six Italian scientists have been sentenced to six years in prison for what a judge said was a faulty forecast of the 2009 earthquake in L’Aquila. The BBC reports that prosecutors said the scientists, who work for the National Commission for the Forecast • Read More »

Vote for me, and I’ll set you free

February 27, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Vote for me, and I’ll set you free | Filed in: Democrats, Environment, global warming, Kevin, Politics, Science.

“From the standpoint of governance, what is at stake is our ability to use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption. After all has been said and so little done, the truth about the climate crisis — inconvenient as ever — must still be faced.”  – Al Gore The science is settled: • Read More »

Stop Anthroprogenic Contintental Drift Now!

December 30, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Environment, Humor, Kevin, Science.

Just in case President Obama learns from his mistake and makes some remarks about the earthquake in San Diego today, our fevered imaginations inside sources have an early version of the text of press release: Good Afternoon, All of you would not be reading this unless you — like me — were convinced that the • Read More »

White Man’s Burden, the sequel

December 14, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on White Man’s Burden, the sequel | Filed in: Environment, Kevin, Politics, Science.

The natives are revolting! China, India and other developing nations boycotted U.N. climate talks Monday, bringing negotiations to a halt with their demand that rich countries discuss much deeper cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions. The move disrupted the 192-nation conference and forced the cancellation of formal working groups, delaying the frantic work of negotiators • Read More »

Quote of the Day, 11/24 Edition

November 24, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Quote of the Day, 11/24 Edition | Filed in: Environment, Kevin, Politics, Quotes, Science.

“Today, there is a name for the political doctrine that rejoices in scarcity of everything except government. The name is environmentalism.” – George Will Via The Smallest Minority.

Doubling down on a pair of sixes

November 22, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Doubling down on a pair of sixes | Filed in: Environment, Kevin, Politics, Science.

What do you do after the release of hacked emails proves your “climate change research” is nothing but a fraud? Ramp your rhetoric up to eleven, of course. The world is now firmly on course for the worst-case scenario in terms of climate change, with average global temperatures rising by up to 6C by the • Read More »

Blinded by the science

July 27, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Environment, Kevin, Quotes, Science.

“Even if WMO (World Meteorological Organizaiton) agrees, I will still not pass on the data. We have 25 or so years invested in the work. Why should I make the data available to you, when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it.” (emphasis mine). – Dr. Phil Jones, Climate Research Unit • Read More »

A small flap for a penguin; a giant leap for mankind.

July 8, 2009 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Jon, Science.

Since the dawn of man, the human soul has yearned for one thing. Philosphers have dreamed, Poets have sung and the common prole has asked — nay, cried out — for one simple invention: The robotic flying penguin. Humanity, that day has arrived: The German inventors explain their creation thusly: With the AirPenguins, the engineers • Read More »

I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords

July 2, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords | Filed in: Humor, Kevin, Science.

Mega-colony of Argentinian ants takes over the world. In a related item, Barack Obama announced he was extending an outreach to the moderate Linepithema community and looking forward to a vigorous debate with the ants regarding their possible future as the dominant species on the planet.

A *really* inconvenient truth

July 1, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Arizona, Environment, Kevin, Science.

Last month was one of the coolest Junes on record. I ain’t complainin’, although the humidity is a bit hard to bear at times, but I wonder who we should blame for our nicer weather? If the temperature goes up, it’s because of global warming. If the temperature goes down, it’s because of global warming. • Read More »

They told Glenn Reynolds that if he voted for John McCain the White House would put politics over science, and they were righ!

June 28, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on They told Glenn Reynolds that if he voted for John McCain the White House would put politics over science, and they were righ! | Filed in: Environment, Kevin, Politics, Science.

Good thing we got rid of that moron Chimpy Bu$hitler and his war on science! The Environmental Protection Agency may have suppressed an internal report that was skeptical of claims about global warming, including whether carbon dioxide must be strictly regulated by the federal government, according to a series of newly disclosed e-mail messages. Less • Read More »

They told me that if Glenn Reynolds voted for John McCain, stem cell research would be cut back, and they were right!

May 15, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Law, Politics, Science.

Look for a tearful denouncement  from Michael J. Fox of Obama’s war on science aaaaaany moment now. Under the Obama administration’s proposed rules for funding embryonic stem cell research, hundreds of existing cell lines could be ineligible, even those that qualified under President Bush. When President Barack Obama announced on March 9 that research restrictions • Read More »

Be careful what you wish for

April 26, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Politics, Science.

If you’ve ever taken a self-defense class, the first thing your instructor tells you before one-on-one practice or a sparring match is “Don’t use any force that you’re not willing to take in return.” If it can be proven that Obama’s utter silence on the swine flu outbreak and how his administration has failed to • Read More »