We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
" Lately, however, the editors have allowed agenda-driven articles based on flawed research to slip in between the covers."
National Geographic's fall from scientific grace began a long time ago, long before this current flap on insecticides. But the Modus Operandi is really the same: Purveying flawed research with skewed opinions masquerading as scientific conclusions in order to steer public sentiments. Trust the science....the science is settled. Well, no...and no it isn't, ever - or it ain't science. Dr. Richard Feynmann said it very succinctly: "Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt."
For the record, 1979 has come and gone, and life in the world’s oceans has continued to flourish gloriously. But, as a result of the mendacity and actions of Carson, Ruckelshaus, Wurster, Ehrlich, and their allies, DDT has been banned, and hundreds of millions of people who might have lived to enjoy those oceans, to sail on them, fish in them, surf in them, or swim in them, to play on their beaches or write poems about their sunsets, are dead.
WHAT????? CBS LIES to us?? Of COURSE it does! That's what the media DOES!!
Portland Rioters Set Fire To Apple Store; Smash Up Church, Veggie Grill, Historical Society: Portland needs to be razed, levelled, the ground sowed with salt, and the Huns relocated to the South Pole. It used to be a pretty nice town....
Kamala Harris sure can talk and talk and talk, without ever making any sense.
Berlin’s Disastrous Rent Control Law Gets Scrapped: Eventually, the Germans wised up.
Root causes of migrants from other places...I think someone said a few years ago that the root cause is that their countries of origin are shitholes. Darn! Can't remember who that was! I'm sure it will come to me.
This does indirectly suggest what the solution to this problem might be, that helping those places adopt more thorough socialist free market solutions and the rule of law is a more likely root cause.
Assistant Village Idiot
Re: The Real Reason for High Rent
The primary reason for high rents in major cities is overpopulation; immigrants flock to urban areas. And quite often, government rental assistance causes rent prices to go up. In America, apartment owners love Section 8 tenants, because they know that the government always pays on time. Without HUD, the price of apartments would go down.
And then you have the fact that nobody has the "right" to live in a certain area. If a place is too expensive for you, then you move to a cheaper location. The taxpayers are under no obligation to subsidize apartments in desirable areas for the benefit of the poor. If you can't afford to live in Manhattan, then you move to Buffalo. That's how the free market works.