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14 July 2020


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Barbara Ann

Such as I do know has been gained from TV documentaries of the kind described and some reading around the subject, by no means rigorous study. Wikipedia is invaluable too. If you were to test me you would quickly discover huge holes. This particular period I find fascinating.



"China did not steal IP, it was given to her freely." Thanks, I needed the laugh. I guess all those Chinese operatives indicted, tried and convicted of doing just that are going to win on appeal and those under current indictement will be found 'not guilty'.

"every one has got something during the last 30 years:"

The weakening of Christianity in the West was for whom?


She was supposed to be an engineer with no education or interest in Humanities.

May be she is another Zionist Troll?


Those sainted worthies who taught us in Scott Shipp Hall must be drinking a toast and thinking job well done after perusing your last paragraph. I had Dr. Burgess for 18th Century literature; not a showman like Dillard or a patrician like Tutwiler, but a very thorough pedagogue who loved his subject and taught it well. Did you have Dr. Burgess for 18th Century?



Bob, I don't remember someone named Burgess. A civilian? I seem to remember that Turner, my faculty adviser, taught 18th Century.



I looked in the '62 Bomb at the English Department picture. There is no Burgess.


The global population crash will cut our "carbon footprint" in half. Biden can now sell his Green New Deal for half off- only $1 trillion dollarsto go down this rat hole.

Barbara Ann

Babak et al.

I can see how professing an interest in Nazi Germany can lead to aspersions being cast about my motivations, I guess it is to be expected in the current political climate. All I can say is that if I am a Zionist troll I am a mighty strange one, with all my comments about antisemitism as the Zionists' Wunderwaffe etc.

Presently I would consider that the danger of totalitarianism arising within the US is far more likely to come from the radical Left, not the largely fictional white supremacists. Nevertheless, I maintain that the political machinations in 1930-1934 German politics can teach us a lot about how democracy can be subverted. There may be better examples more suited to the present circumstances and I defer to the numerous more historically literate SST contributors on this subject.

different clue

I never did read the Green New Deal document. But since the Democratic Party is going to run its Biden, I have briefly skim-read the Biden Clean Energy Plan as described in this news article.

Parts of it could make sense in isolation. Un-maintained and eroding infrastructure should be repaired and/or replaced in any event . . . if it is infrastructure we wish to keep using. If physical economic activity in a certain region depends on being able to drive cargoes back and forth on a bridge over a physical obstacle, then letting that bridge fall down would mean cancelling out that physical economic activity in that certain region. And fixing or replacing that bridge would permit that economic activity to keep continuing. But one doesn't need a Biden Plan for that.

I do notice that the " Biden Plan" supports the concept of "advanced nuclear power" among its other hoped-for things. This acceptance has been considered a reality-based sincerity-test among some members of the climate concern community. James Hansen for example has written starting years ago that the only way to down-carbonize electricity production and yet still have the amounts of electricity we want . . . is to up-nukefy it.

At some point carbon skyflooding and its attendant problems went from being a scientific/technical/engineering concern . . . a solvable problem . . . to being a culture-war conflict. When global heating turns into a matter of social climate justice/injustice, misleading half-facts or non-facts get eagerly adopted and weaponised in the furtherance of psycho-politicultural agendas.

And so it is with " cows heat the planet". That canard is based upon a very selective cherry picking of certain small facts by whomever it was in the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization
who cherry picked those facts to assemble into a false narrative about how " cows heat the planet". One almost thinks that some ideological Veganists wrote that report.

There is a growing backlash ( one might say "meatlash") against the canardfulness of the fake narrative that "cows heat the planet". Books such as Cows Save The Planet, In Defense Of Meat, Meat-A Benign Extravagance and other such are being written, sold, bought and read. The work of actual farmers in the field who are using livestock as a management tool in their operations to inCREASE the rate of skycarbon suckdown and soilcarbon buildup and storage is beginning to reach the fringes of public awareness. One such farmer is Gabe Brown in North Dakota who claims to have documented the increase of soil-carbon re-buildup on his land through various ecobio-valid management methods. He further claims that his rising rate of soil-carbon re-buildup has begun rising even FASTer AFter he introduced cattle INTO his operation. He discusses various aspects of this in any number of now-recorded videos. So far, none of his claims have been debunked or even challenged.

I found a Gabe Brown Ted Talk video presentation he gave in North Dakota. It is simple enough for me or anyone else to understand it. It is a little over 16 minutes long and I myself find it enjoyable to watch. At timepoint 13:41 into the talk, he refers to "animal impact" in his operation. That means the deliberate use of cattle to improve his soil functioning and carbon content. At timepoint 14:18 he talks about rising soil-carbon levels from time-chunk to time-chunk as he introduces a new method into his system. He shows all this on a chart. He shows where his soil-carbon levels started rising even faster when he introduced cattle into the system. Cows cool the planet. Here is the link.

When ALL the facts, along with the REST of the story, goes out the door; the Cow Fart Gestapo comes in the window. How would the Cow Fart Gestapo wannabes cope with the basic fact of Farmer Brown using livestock to lower the skycarbon and raise the soilcarbon? Would they deny the evidence and try persecuting it out of physical existence?

If Greta Thunberg knew about this, would she begin eating grass-fed beef in order to do her part in paying farmers to use cows to help lower the skycarbon-load and help re-cool the planet?
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