Three Minutes to Midnight?
The Mainstream Media is having a journalistic Ape-Sh** fit over the SO-CALLED “DOOMSDAY CLOCK BEING MOVED TWO MINUTES CLOSER to midnight. for those of you unfamiliar with this Cold War relic, the Doomsday Clock was invented by a bunch of politically correct guilt driven Los Alamos Scientists to try and show how close the world is to atomic destruction by nuclear weapons. Through the years they make a big deal of the press conference when they announce that they are moving it “closer” to midnight, but almost never when they decide that they need to move it back. To show what a farce the thing is, the closest its ever been to “midnight” – nuclear devastation, is “11:58” in 1953. That and the fact that this years move to 11:57 is, according to their press release, because:
“[U]nchecked climate change and a nuclear arms race resulting from modernization of huge arsenals pose extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity. And world leaders have failed to act with the speed or on the scale required to protect citizens from potential catastrophe. These failures of leadership endanger every person on Earth.” – Kennette Benedict, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
The experts who sit on the Board felt that “a lack of action” on Climate Change, addiction to fossil fuels, and slow efforts to get rid of nuclear weapons caused the “sense of urgency” to move the clock up. Did you catch that there is NOTHING in the statement about the fact that the Mad Mullahs of Tehran are nuclear crazy and want a bomb so badly that they would literally cut the heads off of every person in the country to get one? In point of fact, the big threat according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientist, isn’t lunatic rouge PLRI nations at all. It’s “climate change.”
And we all know who is responsible for that, right?
The details of the Great Downtown Modesto Court House Land Deal have finally become public, and as was easily predictable as the City ends up overpaying for some of the plots where someday, a new Courthouse might be built by a State that seems hell-bent on eviscerating the Judicial system. City land that was valued at roughly $1Million ENDED UP BRINGING THE CITY LESS THAN $300K. One of the local folks who’s land was purchased got more than $100K above that at which his property was appraised. City leaders (Der Mayor?) called him “shrewd” and insisted that they had to give him the extra or lose the whole deal. Apparently the state, to whom the City turned around and sold the land, was also quite shrewd.
I keep telling you and Christine Papworth that the Politicians are panicking over falling gasoline prices. Not only that, but the nefarious plan to get us to stop driving is apparently working, and consequently we are buying less and less gasoline, which means less and less money for the politicians to dole out to their favorite programs and people. So now the plan is to TAX DRIVERS FOR EACH MILE DRIVEN. One way or the other, they are going to get your money. when we stop driving – or drive less – because taxes are designed to de-incentivize an activity, they will then find something else to tax, perhaps “thingy,” in an ever growing attempt to seize more and more of the money you work hard to earn. Eventually, they’ll just cut out the middle man and take it all up front and then give us some back to keep us happy.
President Obama is having cat-fits over Speaker Boehner’s invitation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress. for his part, the Prime Minister says that he WILL GO ANYWHERE ANYTIME TO SPEAK ABOUT THE DANGER of Iran. Which, of course, wants a nuclear bomb to use to inflict the PLRI on everybody else, but that doesn’t seem to bother the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, who are more worried about how many miles you drive and forcing you to stop changing the climate than they are about atomic weapons in the hands of lunatics who would actually use them.
Big News Update: The studio is almost together. I pick up the Groger built super computer today, the Groger-9000. The phone equipment arrived on Friday, but we were unable to test it when we found out that our telephone lines, provided by a company I won’t name but it rhymes with “Verizon,” isn’t working. so we get to spend a few hours on Monday dealing with them on that. Podcasts will start this week, though.
Posted on January 26, 2015, in News & Notes and tagged Benjamin Netanyahu, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Christine Papworth, City of Modesto, Climate Change, Court House, Driving, Gas Taxes, Iran, Nuclear Weapons, Obama, Podcasts, Taxes. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.