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The Smithsonian has a new story up about how a central planning failure in Brazil turned into a horrific catastrophe that cost thousands of lives and destroyed untold miles of pristine Amazon rainforest:

…the story of Rondônia kicks into gear in the late 1970s, when tens of thousands of agricultural workers found themselves out […]

Mandarins Duck Responsibility

The middlest and littlest Turbos enjoying the Animas River in Durango, CO in July 2009

John Hinderaker at Powerline Blog has a great post revisiting the EPA’s Gold King Mine dump into Colorado’s Animas River and the fact that if the EPA had been a private mining corporation there would be hell to pay […]

Civilization and Its Malcontents

Tim Blair at the Daily Telegraph (Australia) has a post entitled The Unabomber’s Children about extreme Green movement’s further descent into fascism.

My favourite Deep Green Resistance member is the woman who wants a return to conditions during “the first four million years” of human existence, when everybody “participated”.

She’s wearing adult braces, which […]

The Anti-Human League

This otherwise laughable, if it didn’t encapsulate a view held by so many people in power and other positions of influence, video just came across my radar screen. It’s been out for a month or so from a group calling itself Conservation International. It is a series of videos starring the voices of Julia […]

The Lies and Liberal Idolatry of Neil deGrasse Tyson

Over at The Federalist, Sean Davis has been doing some outstanding investigative work uncovering the many, many instances of BS uttered by scientist and liberal rock star Neil deGrasse Tyson. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Tyson (pictured in the meme above next to Bill Nye) is a liberal astrophysicist from New […]

“They Know So Many Things That Aren’t So”

I’ve undergone a bit of a conversion regarding political discourse.

You are probably all aware that part of Andrew Breitbart’s mission statement was “Punch back, twice as hard.” When someone is attacking you politically and they are using unfair tactics, don’t ignore it. Address it quickly, decisively and vigorously. As recently as a decade […]

No Legs Better Than Two?

“F” is for “fish” . “F” is for “farmer”. And “F” is for “what the State of California is doing to its farmers.”

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – Some farmers and community water districts in drought-hit California could soon face limits on their ability to use water from strained streams that flow into […]

Tuesday Open Thread

Piece in Antarctica

Get ready folks, the South Pole may soon be real popular.

A kind of rock that often contains diamonds has been found in Antarctica for the first time, hinting at mineral riches in the vast, icy continent where mining is banned.

No diamonds were found, but researchers said they were confident the gems were […]

The Pilots are Fine, Thanks

A U.S./Australian joint military exercise went slightly awry the other day. Marine pilots ‘bombed” The Great Barrier Reef — hysteria ensued.

The two AV-8B Harrier jets launched from aircraft carrier USS Bonhomme Richard each jettisoned an inert practice bomb and an unarmed laser-guided explosive bomb into the World Heritage-listed marine park off the coast […]