The core of community but hubris impedes.

Why Renewables Can’t Save the Planet. Michael Shellenberger – “I came to understand the environmental implications of the physics of energy.” Illustrating the abysmal failure in science education over the last forty years as even basic facts and reasoning have gone by the board. But Reality does not stand aside and will surface no matter how you try to hide it. The problem is that the process can take time and cause much suffering. Hubris gets in the way

“In other words, the energy density of the fuel determines its environmental and health impacts. Spreading more mines and more equipment over larger areas of land is going to have larger environmental and human safety impacts.
France shows that moving from mostly nuclear electricity to a mix of nuclear and renewables results in more carbon emissions, due to using more natural gas, and higher prices, to the unreliability of solar and wind.
I think it’s natural that those of us who became active on climate change gravitated toward renewables. They seemed like a way to harmonize human society with the natural world. Collectively, we have been suffering from an appeal-to-nature fallacy no different from the one that leads us to buy products at the supermarket labeled “all natural.” But it’s high time that those of us who appointed ourselves Earth’s guardians should take a second look at the science, and start questioning the impacts of our actions.

How low will they go in their hate of Trump Obsession? Jeff Crouere – “Having two summits with North Korea within a year after decades of intensifying threats signifies a significant improvement in relations between the two countries. It shows how an actual leader like President Trump can achieve real results in a short period of time.”

“Not only are President Trump’s achievements being ignored by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, but these positive results are also being ignored by the American mainstream news media. While the summit with North Korea generated press headlines across the world, not surprisingly, in this country, the media focused on domestic politics.
Regarding Trump colluding with the Russians, Cohen admitted that he had no proof, although he had “suspicions.” Overall, this spectacle achieved its objective of inflicting political damage on President Trump and distracting the nation from the North Korean summit. In Cohen’s testimony, there were no damaging revelations, instead it was just another reminder that the Democrats and the media will stop at nothing to destroy their hated enemy, President Donald Trump.

Pelosi Spox: We Will Take All the Necessary Steps, Including Litigation to Get President Trump’s Tax Returns. Cristina Laila – “The Democrats have made it clear their only goal is to harass and obstruct President Trump.” … “Currently there is no law requiring a president or presidential candidate release their tax returns, but the Democrats don’t care about laws — they want to harass President Trump.”

Do you suppose Congress could investigate how health insurance got so expensive? Jazz Shaw – “This is an untenable situation. Rather than “fixing” the health insurance system, the government broke it when they passed Obamacare and the only ones seeing any benefit are the insurance companies. Granted, the very poorest Americans living below the poverty level have been able to get government-subsidized plans that are dirt cheap, but that’s a tiny slice of the population and everyone else is getting hammered to keep this boondoggle afloat. The situation is clearly fixable, but not if Congress sits on its collective hands.” Remember John McCain’s vote to put it to Trump and defeat overturning Obamacare? See the Chief Justice peering out from behind the curtain?

Energy Secretary Rick Perry chides Sisolak for boycotting events Debra J. Saunders – “The rift between Carson City and the Trump administration widened Friday after Energy Secretary Rick Perry responded to Gov. Steve Sisolak’s request for a meeting with the president – with pointed prodding at the Democratic governor for boycotting two White House events while he was in town.” Democrats have taken over Nevada. This is just what they do. The priority is beating the political opposition, not responsible governance.

No, Sex Wasn’t Better for Women Under Socialism. Cathy Young – “It’s hard to get in the mood when you’re sharing a bedroom with your mother-in-law.”

“As someone who lived in the Soviet Union until emigrating as a teen in 1980, I can say that Ghodsee must have a truly impressive pair of rose-colored glasses.
The main lesson of this volume seems to be that many left-wing critics of capitalism can’t bring themselves to fully repudiate the legacy of 20th century Marxism-Leninism. Ghodsee concludes by claiming there “was a baby in all that bathwater.” Not in this book, there isn’t.

He Speaks Big Truth – “A Message for Hollywood” sundance – “At the end of all progressive leftism; when you carry out their policies to their logical conclusion; what we find is this massive wealth disparity between the haves and the have-nots.”

“All you have to do is look back at the past thirty years for an example of what happens when government control, leftist policies, are carried out. The middle-class is wiped out; wages stagnate or decrease; the wealth gap keeps increasing; crony-government benefits those with the largest financial influence over political policy.
The factual counter to this decades-long corrupt process is represented within the middle-class policies of President Donald Trump.

Yes, Trump is the anti-elite; not necessarily in persona (he is that also) but in actual outcome of policy. Notice how right now working-class wages are rising. Notice how the value of work is now increasing… and, more importantly, notice how the ‘wealth gap’ in the past two years is actually closing.

President Trump doesn’t achieve this by redistributing a limited amount of American economic wealth; he achieves these results by creating even more economic pies. Trump’s economic policies actually increase all American wealth. The American middle-class becomes more valuable…. 600,000 high-wage manufacturing jobs are created. The American worker becomes more valuable.

For the first time in many decades the chief executive of the United States walked into office concerned about the fiscal stability of the average American, without a single IOU on his Oval Office desk. For the first time ever, a titan of American Main Street is in the oval office.

Main Street is such an old fashioned idea.

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