Monday, October 6, 2008

Monday Morning Rant 58

Another gorgeous day in the Ozarks; we could use a little rain though. Maybe the first of the week will find some. It has been nearly three weeks. The trip to Miami, Oklahoma was rewarding as usual. Roy Reis brought the message with his usual insights and demonstration of lengthy faith. What a treasure he is to the Restoration.

Junk Science Skeptic

I was enjoying Robert L. Simons blog and he was making compelling arguments and entertaining commentary. As usual, in reading the comments, I found a treasure trove. I do not know the commenter, not can I verify his background or material but much of it has the ring of truth. Make up your own mind:

"Ah, the fun of reading energy pronouncements from the technically illiterate. Wasn’t why I came down here to post, but couldn’t overlook some of the aforementioned nonsense.

1. Pickens’ wind scam is only about getting eminent domain for his water pipeline. His windmills might power a few of his water well pumps, but he’ll never be able to sell commercial volumes of electricity.

2. Land-based oil wells in areas of known reserves can produce oil in a matter of months, offshore wells in a year or so. The 10-years before a drop flows story is a lie.

3. Nuclear power plants, while they are a great idea, do take nearly a decade to build, after (and if) the permits are issued. Same goes for hydro-electric.

4. In spite of several decades of solar R&D, the only places it has been used as anything other than as a stunt are satellites and the space station, and that’s only because it would cost too much for an extension cord to plug ‘em in.

5. CNG (ed. compressed natural gas) has about a 4 to 1 volume penalty vs. gas/diesel, sorta practical for big trucks going short distances, not practical for personal transportation.

I could add several more about alternative fuels, and about the scientific fraud being sold as man-made cooling/warming/climate-change, but since the original topic was about the MSM circling the bowl, thanks to their open campaigning for the DNC, let me get back to my intended comment.

With the exception of far-left partisans and the ignorant, most of the rest of the world has stopped trusting the MSM on anything of substance.
The media here and in Europe told us all how much that Germans and the French were mostly anti-American and leaning further left, yet somehow the Germans elected Merkel and the French elected Sarkozy, both conservatives who ran on a platform that included improving relations with America.

Now the media wants us to believe that most Americans want to shift towards Marxism/Socialism.

Sounds to me like the media is confusing their own opinions with those of the public.”

And even more ……..

I thought this one was pretty funny. You really don’t need the original to appreciate the comments.
“Tom W said: “leftists… salient characteristic is the wish-fulfillment fantasy. If they say something, it immediately becomes true”. Well Tom, that didn’t take long. Courtesy of Bill: “drilling idea is a red herring…(drilling) is a tiny, tiny, tiny part of the solution. In 10 years it might be 1 or 2% of our needs. That is meaningless compared to what solar, nuclear, and wind could do in a shorter time frame.”
Bring on those solar powered jets, and the wind powered submarines, and the electric powered-plug-in cargo container ships!!! Oh, and the pig manure powered bicycles.”

More notes on Not Exactly

"I never practiced Islam—NOT EXACTLY, you practiced it daily at school, where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years, until your wife made you change so you could run for office. (4-3-08) Article ‘Obama was quite religious in Islam’

My School in Indonesia was Christian—NOT EXACTLY, you were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for making faces (check you own book.) February 28, 2008. Kristoff from the New York Times a year ago: 'Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated, Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as ‘one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.’' This is just one example of what Pamela is talking about when she says; ‘Obama’s narrative is being altered, enhanced and manipulated to whitewash the troubling facts.’ “

I was fluent in Indonesian—NOT EXACTLY, not one teacher says you could speak the language.

Stay tuned because there are nearly thirty more of these.

And finally

As the week goes on we shall itemize the now famous “14 points” which Joe Biden made during the debate with Governor Palin. Examination of the transcript and comparison to actual facts we have isolated at least 14 items which come under the heading, “Biden says” which are at least garbled misunderstanding, not fact checked or out right lies. All of this supports the logical abbreviation for “Biden says”—BS!

If nothing else, this election cycle will live on as an example of the Democrat party fronting capable speakers who make great presentations with little regarding for the truthful substance of their remarks. Who actually “won” the V-P debate is really unimportant. What counts is the perception of each individual voter and that result will be readily available after the 1st Tuesday in November.

As usual, the sacrament service Sunday provided a very necessary break in my activities. Most important, it was an opportunity to break away from the grind and come to grips with those things in my life which really matter. This becomes an act of renewal and re dedication which always improves my attitude leaves me refreshed to face a very troublesome world scene.

My prayer for you is that you were able to duplicate not only the experience but also the resultant improvement..

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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