Thursday, January 14, 2010

Climate Change

I read two interesting articles yesterday about climate change. The first was by Walter Williams. The main point of the article is the climate change/environmentalism has become a religion for many people. Here are a couple of quotes:

The very idea that mankind can make significant parametric changes to the Earth has to be the height of arrogance. How about a few questions because temperature is just one characteristic of the Earth. The Earth's orbit is another. If all 6.5 billion of us, all at once, started jumping up and down for a little while, do you think we'd change the Earth's orbit or rotation?

Over long periods of time, there is absolutely no close relationship between C02 levels and temperature. Humans contribute approximately 3.4 percent of annual C02 levels compared to 96.6 percent by nature.

I feel I should go on record here and say that I don't buy into Dr. Williams' "billions of years", but that is the topic for another post. I think that he is right in this: People cannot change any major earth system.

The other article was by Calvin Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance. The article was about how we may be in line for a cold trend. Check out their graph. It looks convincing to me. I wonder if we will now all be encouraged to send as much CO2 into the air as possible? Somehow I doubt it.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pray Against Houston Mega Abortion Clinic

Planned Parenthood is planning on opening the largest abortion facility in America in Houston, TX. The six-story clinic is targeting low-income women, minorities, and college students. The facility will kill babies in the 1st and 2nd term of development. It is estimated that 12,000 children will die every year in this abortuary.

If you are in the Houston area, please plan on participating in the prayer and fasting event being held over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend to beseech God to close the doors of this awful place before it even opens. If you live far from Houston, please join me in prayer against this place.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Nurse vs IRS

NURSE WINS! The reason this made the top of Yahoo News is because it is amazingly rare for 1 person to take on the IRS without a lawyer and win. This is one of the reasons that I think our current tax system is unjust. How can a system be truly just when "[t]he IRS's rules on deducting work-related tuition are complicated and onerous"? This same line could be said of a great deal of the ever-expanding, ever-changing tax code. Even tax preparers and accountants have difficulty keeping track of what is allowed. It has taken her about 3 years of persistent battling to get her $14,000+ deduction. She indicates that she had faced many bullies through this process saying of the judge, "But he wasn't a bully. I had met with the bullies before." Do we really want a tax system with bullying as a major component?

I think we would be much better off with the Fair Tax. Or I would even be in favor of a flat tax over the current system.