Archive for July, 2011

Welfare; What Does Benjamin Franklin Have To Say? « Brian Bonner

July 31, 2011

This blog has a couple of good quotes from Ben Franklin:
https://bonner.wordpress.com/2005/10/05/welfare-what-does-benjamin-franklin-have-to-say/

We have talked quite a bit about a hand up vs. a hand out, so I thought I would share this with you.

I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.

Benjamin Franklin, On the Price of Corn and Management of the Poor, November 1766

Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. St. Monday and St. Tuesday, will soon cease to be holidays. Six days shalt thou labor, though one of the old commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves, than could be done by dividing all your estates among them.

Benjamin Franklin, letter to Collinson, May 9, 1753

Enough with the “Christian terrorist” oxymoron by his own words

July 31, 2011

The Norway madman said he’s not a religious Christian, he doesn’t believe the Bible, he’s just a “cultural Christian”.

So here it is.

If you think Christianity is a religion, HE SAID he is not that.

If you regard Christianity as a secular philosophy and culture, then he’s Christian.

Believing Christians, I doubt they would consider him “Christian” for that reason.

I posted a few days ago with a Bible-based explanation of what a Christian is.

Richard Dawkins Torn Limb From Limb—By Atheists

July 31, 2011

A thousand skeptics to another, thousands of thought police enforcers to their own champion: http://gawker.com/5818993/richard-dawkins-torn-limb-from-limbby-atheists

It’s Time to End the War on Salt: Scientific American

July 31, 2011

Finally! I’ve been waiting for this for decades… I knew it was coming..

It’s Time to End the War on Salt: Scientific American:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=its-time-to-end-the-war-on-salt

Luke 14:34 Salt is good…

ATF: Biggest American gun dealer for the drug cartels

July 31, 2011

I watched some of the CSPAN coverage of the ATF gun-runner operation where they sold a giant haul of weapons to Mexican cartels and a border patrol agent was killed with one of them.

And there is a lot of disinformation and CYA out there.

But different agency heads and supervisors are pointing fingers, confusion tactics.

http://thetruthaboutguns.com/2011/07/robert-farago/atf-death-watch-30-atf-dir-melson-shifts-gunwalker-blame-to-fbi-dea/

http://tinyurl.com/3cbn7af

Quote: …Once again, I feel compelled to point out that there was no Iron River. No significant flow of weapons from U.S. gun dealers to Mexican drug cartels. U.S. government sanctioned arms sales “seeping” to cartels is, was and will be the major source of all U.S. manufactured weaponry that ends up in the hands of the Mexican drug cartels.

Thet also have a snippet from a stratfor report:

According to the [GAO] report [based on data provided by the ATF], some 30,000 firearms were seized from criminals by Mexican officials in 2008. Out of these 30,000 firearms, information pertaining to 7,200 of them, (24 percent) was submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for tracing. Of these 7,200 guns, only about 4,000 could be traced by the ATF, and of these 4,000, some 3,480 (87 percent) were shown to have come from the United States.

This means that the 87 percent figure comes from the number of weapons submitted by the Mexican government to the ATF that could be successfully traced and not from the total number of weapons seized by the Mexicans or even from the total number of weapons submitted to the ATF for tracing. The 3,480 guns positively traced to the United States equals less than 12 percent of the total arms seized in 2008 and less than 48 percent of all those submitted by the Mexican government to the ATF for tracing.

stratfor has my respect. Before the Afghan invasion they predicted that the USA could take out the Tailban, scatter the al Qaeda, declare they had punished the bad guys and behave or else, and then go home, having made their point for the world. Bad guys humiliated, end of story, story goes away.

BUT if they stayed around and kept on going after Taliban and al Qaeda they would pump them up in the eyes of their recruiting base and give them undeserved glamor.

This whole operation was meant to go under the radar and out of sight so they could get a way to confiscate guns and give the useful idiots another day to say guns are to blame for criminals.

OK, climate sceptics: here’s the raw data you wanted – environment – 28 July 2011 – New Scientist

July 31, 2011

More disinformation reports:

OK, climate sceptics: here’s the raw data you wanted – environment – 28 July 2011 – New Scientist:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20739-ok-climate-sceptics-heres-the-raw-data-you-wanted.html

Yeah right. Never mind that even with what they had already released, more than one climate scientist tore their conclusions to shreds.

So Climategate didn’t make a difference, but trying to use this tactic to divert attention from the real point of the scandal does not help their case, it makes it worse.

Now the question is, if this data really “proves” their unproven story, then why Climategate in the first place? Climategate showed that no matter what the data, they’re willing to tilt it, skewer it, and cover up the parts they don’t like, and use the anonymous cloak of peer review for censorship by stealth.

So how can we trust any of them without complete transparency?

“Trust me” will not work anymore, the cover is blown. And the same gang that was caught red-handed in the cookie jar is telling us this is the data.

OK, climate sceptics: here’s the raw data you wanted – environment – 28 July 2011 – New Scientist

July 31, 2011

More disinformation reports:

OK, climate sceptics: here’s the raw data you wanted – environment – 28 July 2011 – New Scientist:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20739-ok-climate-sceptics-heres-the-raw-data-you-wanted.html

Yeah right. Never mind that even with what they had already released, more than one climate scientist tore their conclusions to shreds.

So Climategate didn’t make a difference, but trying to use this tactic to divert attention from the real point of the scandal does not help their case, it makes it worse.

Now the question is, if this data really “proves” their unproven story, then why Climategate in the first place? Climategate showed that no matter what the data, they’re willing to tilt it, skewer it, and cover up the parts they don’t like, and use the anonymous cloak of peer review for censorship by stealth.

So how can we trust any of them without complete transparency?

“Trust me” will not work anymore, the cover is blown. And the same gang that was caught red-handed in the cookie jar is telling us this is the data.

Dolphin healing ability offers import… JPost – Health & Science

July 31, 2011

http://www.jpost.com/Health/Article.aspx?id=231389

Dolphin healing ability offers import… JPost – Health & Science

July 31, 2011

http://www.jpost.com/Health/Article.aspx?id=231389

3D printing: The world’s first printed plane – tech – 27 July 2011 – New Scientist

July 30, 2011

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20737-3d-printing-the-worlds-first-printed-plane.html