The New York terror trials will only cost $400M.
Money means absolutely nothing to these people. And why should it? After all, it’s other peoples’ money…
[Thursday morning update]
You can’t bargain with terrorists. Thoughts from a (sensible) liberal defense lawyer.
There are now more government jobs than jobs that produce real wealth.
And we wonder why the country’s going broke.
…that a Napolitano replacement would be an improvement? Not much, at least from this administration. Of course, I don’t think that the department should have been created in the first place. Whoever runs it has a pretty impossible job.
Tim Robbins gave money to Michele Bachmann?
I wonder it there’s a relationship between this and his breakup with Susan Sarandon? Perhaps he had his own road to Damascus experience?
As Instapundit notes, we’ll know this is for real if he gives money to Scott Brown.
Freeman Hunt offers some:
Ten years ago I was a very far left liberal. Probably more of a communist. And an atheist. And wanted to work for the government.
Hey, there’s nothing wrong with atheism. As long as you don’t proselytize…
Anyway, maybe there’s even hope for some of my commenters.
I’m renovating a house for re-rental in Golden, CO, including a kitchen remake, and two baths, one of which is essentially gutted other than tub. So all work and little blogging makes Rand a dull boy…
Bob Clarebrough has some useful thoughts on the risk of space flight, for NASA and private enterprise, over at The Space Review. This is a very important topic, and one that I want to write a long post on, when I get unburied from current activities.
“You should be steamed.” Some thoughts from the former head of the Hurricane Center:
What do the skeptics believe? First, they concur with the believers that the Earth has been warming since the end of a Little Ice Age around 1850. The cause of this warming is the question. Believers think the warming is man-made, while the skeptics believe the warming is natural and contributions from man are minimal and certainly not potentially catastrophic Ã la Al Gore.
Second, skeptics argue that CO2 is not a pollutant but vital for plant life. Numerous field experiments have confirmed that higher levels of CO2 are positive for agricultural productivity. Furthermore, carbon dioxide is a very minor greenhouse gas. More than 90 percent of the warming from greenhouse gases is caused by water vapor. If you are going to change the temperature of the globe, it must involve water vapor.
Third, and most important, skeptics believe that climate models are grossly overpredicting future warming from rising concentrations of carbon dioxide. We are being told that numerical models that cannot make accurate 5- to 10-day forecasts can be simplified and run forward for 100 years with results so reliable you can impose an economic disaster on the U.S. and the world.
I always find the religious language amusing. The “believers” seem to take it on faith, because the high priests of Science have ordained, it, while the “skeptics” act like actual scientists.
[Monday evening update]
A call for Climaquiddick whistleblowers. I hope they get a lot. I think that the bastions have been captured.
…the space entrepreneur. Looks like Dave Masten made the cover.
It’s certainly more inspiring than anything that NASA is doing, at least in terms of manned spaceflight.