Personal Tragedy Used to Justify another Government Boondoggle

From the President’s State of the Union address: Last year, Vice President Biden said that with a new moonshot, America can cure cancer. Last month, he worked with this Congress to give scientists at the National Institutes of Health the strongest resources they’ve had in over a decade. Tonight, I’m announcing a new national effort to get it done. And because he’s gone to the mat for all of us, on so many issues over the past forty years, I’m putting Joe in charge of Mission Control. For Read more […]

Government Plus Media: Double Bad Food Messages

It’s time for us all to be told how much we’re eating wrong. Of course, it turns out that the government was wrong because the guidelines have changed. But the above Associated Press story, for no apparent reason, only gives voice to one extreme critic, The Center for Science in the Public Interest. Yes, the organization has the word “science” in their name. So does Scientology, and with about as much justification. What is this organization’s track record that earned them the Read more […]

The EPA’s Climate Warming Sermon for the Holiday Season

This video was posted last year on YouTube, and it was posted again this year at the Environmental Protection Agency’s website. While it was posted for Thanksgiving, CNS News blogged about it after Christmas. As you can see, it applies to the whole holiday season: The EPA’s text to go with the video: Most people don’t realize how much food they throw away every day — from uneaten leftovers to spoiled produce. More than 96% of the food we throw away ends up in landfills. Once in landfills, Read more […]

Believers In Global Warming See What They Want to Believe

Since I recently posted about government food and nutrition “science,” perhaps I should revisit bad science in another area. We are having unseasonably warm weather right now. Here is a recent Associated Press video: For at least one of the people interviewed, the weather is obviously the result of “global warming.” He complains of those who resist the belief. To Associated Press’s credit, the description of the video acknowledged the real scientific consensus: A weather pattern partly Read more […]

Jonah Goldberg on Government Imposing Food Superstitions as Science

National Review has published an editorial that needed to be written: “The Growing Food Fight over the Government’s Nutrition Guidelines.” Writers for Political Outcast have touched on the subject several times, most recently in my post on the stacked committee that has produced the guidelines. In the National Review article, Jonah Goldberg writes, In Good Calories, Bad Calories, Gary Taubes chronicled how the federal government went all-in for a low-fat, high-carbohydrate food pyramid. The Read more […]

More Evidence Global Warming Is a Hoax

This news story reminds me of a cartoon I once saw picturing Al Gore at the north poll trying to melt the ice with a hairdryer. The Daily Caller reports, “NOAA Relies On ‘Compromised’ Thermometers That Inflate US Warming Trend.” The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s reliance on poorly-sited weather stations to calculate surface temperatures is inflating the warming trend of the U.S. and maybe even the rest of the world, according to a landmark study looking at three decades Read more […]

The Myth of the Pill that Makes All “Lifestyles” Safe

More news of the cultural revolution and the regime’s purge of incorrect “ideology.” Mass Resistance reports: “Dr. Church loses final appeal at hospital. Board of Directors upholds physician’s expulsion for telling the truth about high-risk LGBT behavior to colleagues.” The cave-in at the major Boston Harvard-affiliated hospital is complete. The Board of Directors of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has formally notified Dr. Paul Church that they are upholding his expulsion from the Read more […]

Cincinnati will Cancel First Amendment for Sake of LGBT ‘Rights’

It is important to remember, when reading this story, that Republican Presidential candidates agree with this enforcement of LGBT dogma. We are facing a real revolution–not just a sexual revolution but an overturning of freedom with a regime that uses force to ensure ideological conformity. And just like ISIS conquering territory, the civil war is waged city by city. Thus, the headline: “Cincinnati to consider ban on reparative therapy for LGBT youth.” City Council Member Chris Seelbach said Read more […]

Criminally Stacked Committee Made Up Dietary Guidelines

One of the myths of government is that our rulers can get experts together to hammer out a scientific consensus. But rulers are arrogant and are at least as likely to hold onto a bundle of prejudices as anyone else. They stack the committees to confirm those prejudices. Ultimately, they usually manage to control enough funding to research that they can ensure there are no experts who refuse to conform to the fad of the day. Thus, Gless G. Lammi writes at Forbes, “Advisory Committee’s Violations Read more […]

Peer Review Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

Our writers have noted before that “peer review” does nothing but politically enforce groupthink about global warming and other topics. Often it helps superstition masquerade as science. We’re not the only ones who see “peer review” as a source of false confidence. According to The Telegraph: “Scientific peer reviews are a ‘sacred cow’ ready to be slaughtered, says former editor of BMJ.” The peer review process – long considered the gold standard of quality scientific research – is a “sacred Read more […]

The Quest for Control: Face-Scanning Political Ads

Big Brother’s eyes followed you across the room. But that was just an illusion to intimidate you. Real life is worse. From Raw Story: “Political billboards are now scanning your face for your reactions.” 2016 presidential candidates have a new option in their quest to sway voters. “Neuropolitics” is the attempt to read your mind by scanning facial expressions and feeding them into an algorithm. Biofeedback—including heart rate, eye movements, and skin conditions—can  also be captured and Read more […]

NOAA Won’t Release Global Warming Data to GOP

Congress is finally investigating some of the global warming claims made by the Obama Administration, particularly a study that refuted the 15-plus-years pause in warming that other studies have reported. But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is refusing to fully comply with a subpoena issued by the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, chaired by Rep. Lamar Smith. Smith issued the subpoenas two weeks ago for emails and records from U.S. scientists who participated Read more […]