Monthly Archives: December 2018

Coal is Hot! Winter is Cold! Wind is Crap! Climate is Cyclic!

US Coal Power Production Beats Out Natural Gas Natural gas prices have been higher lately, giving the stage to lower-priced coal as biggest producer for now. With higher gas prices, “preliminary data suggests a pickup in both coal demand (from … Continue reading

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China: Heavenly Mandate of Copper into Gold

Chinese Alchemy Symbolic of National Transformation? Chinese scientists achieved a feat of modern alchemy by transforming small quantities of copper into bacteria-sized grains of metal with catalytic properties similar to those of gold. This process may eventually produce enough “transformed … Continue reading

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Higher IQ Necessary but Not Sufficient

Since the days of Arthur Jensen, scientists have known that a high IQ is necessary for succeeding in difficult fields — but is not sufficient. (via) We continue to be reminded over the years that something “extra” in addition to … Continue reading

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The New Al Fin Human Breast Milk Diet

Most have heard of the Atkins low carb diet, the ketogenic diet, the Jordan Peterson all meat & greens diet, and the Masai ox milk & blood diet. In today’s piece, Al Fin introduces the fresh human breast milk diet … Continue reading

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Women Not Dying on the Job Quickly Enough? A Question of Gender Parity

The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that, in 2015, men dominated the 20 most dangerous occupations in the United States. Logging is the most dangerous job in the U.S., followed by fishing. Mining is the 20th most dangerous profession. More … Continue reading

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Higher Education Cannot Go On Like This

Higher education needs to change, and falling enrollments are beginning to make that clearer to key players in the collegiate milieu. __ Richard Vedder Colleges are being forced into closure at increasingly rapid rates. The reasons are many, and vary … Continue reading

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Flee the Cult: Sad Radicals of Inbred Intellectualism

Excerpted from “Sad Radicals” by Conor Barnes (Quillette Dec 2018) …The ideology and norms of radicalism have evolved to produce toxic, paranoid, depressed subjects. What follows is a picture of what happens in communities that are passionately, sincerely, radically woke, … Continue reading

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Zombie Horde Holds No Terror for the Prepared

Here is another multi-copter meant to be marketed to the public. Named the “Hexa” copter, it is meant as a rental, probably for tourist markets. Each rotor has its own motor — and its own battery! It is capable of … Continue reading

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Looks Like France is Gonna Need a Lot More Guillotines

Emperor Macron Reaps Whirlwind w/ Unpopular Climate Tax For weeks, yellow-vested protesters have been on the streets of Paris, protesting new climate taxes proposed by the man who has been proclaimed France’s new “Sun King.” The New French Revolution: In … Continue reading

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Famine, Pestilence, War, Death: Shorter Growing Seasons

Famine and pestilence go hand in hand, and the threat of famine can trigger war. Death on a large scale usually follows. Warm Weather: Longer Growing Seasons Ever since the “Little Ice Age,” the Earth has experienced a warming trend, … Continue reading

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Why Coal Isn’t Going Away

Coal is Plentiful and Cheap Coal can produce electrical power by combustion, coal can be converted into liquid fuels, and coal can be converted into gaseous fuels. Coal’s abundance, versatility, and low cost all guarantee the continuation of global (and … Continue reading

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Potholes Develop in One Belt One Road

More intelligent observers have begun to take a sceptical look at the nuts and bolts underlying Chairman Xi’s One Belt One Road “juggernaut.” Western press outlets have tended to cover the BRI as a triumphant PRC bid to remake global … Continue reading

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Coal is Just Getting its “Second Wind”

Coal Power Plants Expand Globally … In 2017, after two years of declines, International Energy Agency figures showed global coal demand rising to 5.357 million tonnes of coal equivalent (TCE). __ Coal is King of the World China is building … Continue reading

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Don’t Burn Universities to the Ground; Put them Under the Dome!

The modern university is one of the greatest threats to the future of free societies. In the past, we have reported on calls to “burn universities to the ground,” in an attempt to prevent the rampant corruption on campuses from … Continue reading

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