Yes the postings have been slim lately. I’ve been pretty busy and really haven’t had much time to contemplate the state of the world a whole lot. I did have some time however to read a little of Charles Krauthammer’s book “Things that Matter”. It’s a collection of columns he’s written over the years. I’ve watched Charles on TV for years and sometimes agree, sometimes not. What I never fully realized is how well he writes. I’m only halfway through the book but I do recommend it.
File under clueless:
In his is New Yorker interview published over the weekend, President Obama stated that current Al Qaeda was “jayvee” – and said that his analogy was often used around the White House. “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Obama said. He then added, “I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.
CNN reported last week that “al Qaeda appears to control more territory in the Arab world than it has done at any time in its history.”
I think this President simply isn’t interested in foreign policy of any kind. Hawaii beckons.
The EU’s reputation as a model of environmental responsibility may soon be history. The European Commission wants to forgo ambitious climate protection goals and pave the way for fracking — jeopardizing Germany’s touted energy revolution in the process.
Perhaps because it’s all been a scam plus the costs and real world affects of fake climate protection is hurting people while making a few very rich. Wind power isn’t cost effective, solar either. There may be a way in the future to make renewable energy work but for now it’s only lining the pockets of a few while making the rest of us pay through the nose for utilities. Europe is much worse and the cost much higher.
I wonder how hard it would be to get a permit to put up a windmill in your yard if you don’t live way out in the country? Humm.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for renewable energy research but implementation must be cost effective.