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12 October 2020


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Explain the limits to us.

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Deapster wrote: "Mike, as an elected school board official for 20 years I made it a rule......"

I'm not interested in politics. I'm posing a question that needs to be addressed - the sooner the better.



We could always send back all the non-citizens, the fake ones and the H1Bs. That would cut resource use and give us negative population growth for a couple of years.

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Sorry Colonel, I can't. It's an unknown. I do know this: The limit is not infinite and in the short term the world is using it faster than it can be mined, pumped or grown.



If you don't know, shut up! Instead you make stupid uninformed political claims.


Trump made his best possible pitch today, speaking directly to suburban women, “I can do it, but I gotta go quickly."

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Heeding Prime Directive would have served the United States well, in my opinion.

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Mike46 | 13 October 2020 at 06:19 PM

I used to think like that decades ago but subsequently came to change my mind.

In principle, breeder reactors that consume abundant U238 (dissolved in sea water, for example), can supply indefinte energy.

There is also plenty of natural gas; in the United States, a single gas field - among many untapped ones in that area - can power the United States for 300 years alone.

We also recycle metals, there is a 50 year cycle for Iron and a 30 year cycle for Aluminum, if I am not mistaken. We also have better materials like plastics and ceramics than 50 years ago.

Countries with high levels of know-how and organization, can grow indefintely if they do not make life miserable for young people (Italy, Singapore, Japan, Korea).

With inexpensive energy, one can increase agricultural productivity. I do not think that hunger is due to the absence of technology, it is due to political contingencies that causes Somalis to be treated as an independent state and not a ward of some other powerful country that could feed them in cases of famine.

But your assertion made me think about certain basic metals common to all life. If there is not enough of them, life cannot expand. Their abunance in the Earth's crust is known and one can infer the potential mass of combined animals and plants if all of those elements could become part of living systems.

A related train of thought was an interpretation of a verse of the Quran that I once heard on Day of Judgment; it would take place when all of Earth is
/has become/will be alive.

Babak makkinejad

Fred | 13 October 2020 at 07:42 PM


You cannot send 12 million souls back ( where is back anyway?).

Not going to happen.

That is not the problem in any case: 8 trillion for war, nothing for education, healthcare or jobs.


Flynn was not just fired; Flynn was illegally spied upon. His family was threatened by organized spooks. His lawyers betrayed him by persuading him to plead guilty with the false hope that it would save his son.

>Not sure I understand.

I suspect nobody understands, aside from a few very well-connected insiders.

>You feel this could be the October surprise?

I believe that this is just one of several October surprises. What would happen, for example, if the White House insists on releasing declassified docs that Gina Haspel does not want to release?



"nothing for education, healthcare or jobs."

You sound like one of Whitmer's flunkies. What happened to all that money spent by DOE?
"Department of Education Discretionary Appropriations (Department of Education Discretionary Appropriations) 2014 $67.3"
Source: Obamba's DOE budget request for 2016, page 3. Please not that is discretionary funding only.
It only went up from there. Just because the left pissed it away on common core, college prep and misc. crap doesn't make it "nothing".

"You cannot send 12 million souls back"
Wrong, no one has tried. All it takes is incentivization.

Babak makkinejad


Go ahead, make my day, send them back....

Where is the money going to come from.

Still unwlling to admit US has serious social problems, eh?

Just get rid of the Strawman de jur, the Left, and everything will be peachy in the United States, so much so, that the roads in Michigan will become just as good as they are in the European Union.

I am glad that you mentioned DoE, funded by both Republicans and Democrats, another example of party-neutral political corruption in the United States.

Just like the roads in Michigan over the last 50 years.



You are defining yourself as an enemy of the US. Adios.

Babak makkinejad

Col. Lang

As you wish.


Artemesia's deleted comment.

A new comment from “Artemesia” was received on the post “Banned by Biden! A Digital Iron Curtain Descends Upon America. By Fred” of the blog “Sic Semper Tyrannis ”.

regarding C-Span: " In related news C-SPAN suspends political editor Steve Scully. Yes, he was going to be the presidential debate moderator at the second debate; now he admits he lied about his Twitter feed being hacked. Blue, check." I watch C Span online; have done so for years. I think C Span is one of the more insidious of the media outlets, precisely because people think it is so "fair and balanced," "not like Fox or CNN" that have an obvious bias. C Span's unobvious bias is what you don't hear -- never, ever hear, and that is any word that disparages ADL, AIPAC, or the narratives they and their myriad associated organizations hold dear. Steve Scully has been one of the fiercest defenders of that invisible protective barrier, their Golden Boy for most of his career and most of C Span's existence. Maybe Scully is becoming too expensive: C Span has begun posting advertisements before granting access to live stream programs. Or perhaps he's aging out. The people who ensure the above-mentioned policies prevail are unabashed about their practice of hand-picking people like Scully: Irish, Catholic, innocent choir-boy appearance. As Plaintiff's Exhibit #1 I offer statements from Anita Weiner's Expanding Historical Consciousness: The Development of the Holocaust Education Foundation https://tinyurl.com/y5q7eg5v a book describing how, in the late-1980s and early 1990s Zvi Weiss proceeded step-by-step to include "holocaust education" first at Northwestern University, where Weiss selected Irish Catholic scholar of German history Peter Francis Hayes, spent $3000 for a substitute teacher for Hayes's classes while he spent the semester in Israel being prepped to spearhead Weiss's agenda. Weiss's success at Northwestern propelled him next to Notre Dame, then to universities across the country, and then to US military academies. In 2013 a department of holocaust studies became fully integrated into Northwestern University; it's reasonable to assume Northwestern is not alone in this.

Commenter name: Artemesia


Something to lighten the mood:
Feds Arrest Rapper Who Bragged About Getting Rich From Filing EDD Claims In Music Video

Music video here:



I don't recall deleting any such comment by Artemesia.



You didn't. I deleted it off my posting. I didn't feel it relevant but he whined enough I put in on an open thread rather than get in a flame war with him.


Fred, you did not delete THAT comment, you deleted a subsequent comment.

The original posting of the comment you re-posted is HERE:

The response to that comment directly addressed systemic censorship and biased programming.



Excuse the hell out of me. I acknowledge your virtuous position that all comments on this blog - especially by you - must be posted or lest this place be condemned for "systemic censorship and bias". You should start your own blog with that policy and see where it gets you. Feel free to repost your complaint about "A conflict involving Connie Doebele and Deborah Lipstadt that occurred 15 years ago" on this open thread.



For 15 years it has been my policy that comments sent to SST are moderated by me or authors of posts. I do not post comments that I find offensive or not contributory to the discussion. If that is unacceptable ...


The Caliph of Lisson Green

Excellent article I read today, I highly recommend it.


I understand that, Col. Lang.

Was it you or Fred who judged Unacceptable my comments about censorship & bias in C Span programming? Without intending to engage in a "flame war," Fred is mischaracterizing my comments, both in tone and in content.

It was not my intention to participate in a playground do-si-do, but nothing in my comments personally attacked Fred or anybody else.

If the content of my comments were "unacceptable" to SST standards, then my I accept the chastisement.

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