Thursday, October 30

Needed: Job

Yeah, I'm one of those who will be out of work come Nov. 4th. So if you know of non-profit or political type jobs please let me know. lpillman*at*

Plannd Barrenhood Admits to Infanticide

Saturday, October 25

How a Private Forest Can Protect the Enviornment

Wow. What a great template for private stewardship.

Family forests—both large and small—are common in the Northeast. Most are owned for recreation and relaxation, with other uses incidental to these purposes. When Benjamin Brandreth purchased 24,038 acres of Adirondack timberland in 1851, he was searching for a pristine lake to start a brewing business.

The brewery never came to be, but many generations later his family still owns and enjoys the land. Perpetuating a family forest is difficult. The Brandreths can look back on a string of ancestors who were ahead of their time and credit them with extending the family’s stewardship to the present day.

Great Place for Real Enviornmental News

Friday, October 24

Tammy Baldwin: Inside Scoop on Marriage Destruction by Feds

If we have Democratic majorities we can expect the following:

1. Federal tax code support for homosexual marriage.
2. Hate crimes or two tier justice system: You get off easier if your crime isn't against a homosexual.
3. ENDA: Christian businesses must hire people even if it violates their conscience.
4. Courts will and should legislate from the bench.

You still have a chance. Vote for McCain and vote for your Republican Congressional candidate!

Thursday, October 23

In Talk with a Global Warming Nerd

So, I had this pleasant conversation with a global warming nerd this evening. It was productive as far as we could really talk about the issue, but it left me seriously troubled. Global warming nerds identify their problem (emissions), and take a pot shot at the problem (cap and trade, conservation) and avoid the costs and feebleness of their attempts. I asked since emissions free electricity is only about 2-4% of our energy how do they intend to increase that to say 50%? They rejected nuclear. When I pointed out that to replace nuclear power we would need a wind farm the size of West Virginia their only answer was that we need to start somewhere. An argument at one level, but taking the big leap of faith to accept global warming we need to then determine if and what it actually costs us. Finally we must determine if that cost is more than building wind farms across huge swaths of America at an expense greatly more than nuclear or fossil fuel use.

I haven't seen it yet.

UN: Speak loudly but don't carry a stick

Wednesday, October 15

Sp Court Novel Writing by Roberts

Not bad.

"North Philly, May 4, 2001. Officer Sean Devlin, Narcotics Strike Force, was working the morning shift. Undercover surveillance. The neighborhood? Tough as a three-dollar steak. Devlin knew. Five years on the beat, nine months with the Strike Force. He'd made fifteen, twenty drug busts in the neighborhood.

"Devlin spotted him: a lone man in the corner. Another approached. Quick exchange of words. Cash handed over; small objects handed back. Each man then quickly on his own way. Devlin knew the guy wasn't buying bus tokens. He radioed a description and Officer Stein picked up the buyer. Sure enough: three bags of crack [cocaine] in the guy's pocket. Head downtown and book him. Just another day at the office."

Friday, October 3

China Launches First Willing Manned Mission