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Notes 2017

We live in the time of a media bubble, and an academic bubble.  They are going to burst like stock market bubbles do. Continue reading Notes 2017

The 9th Circus is back with another ban on the Travel Ban

From the today’s 9th Circuit Appeals Court decision: “We conclude that the President, in issuing the Executive Order, exceeded the scope of the authority delegated to him by Congress.

President’s authority is defined in the Constitution.  It is not delegated by Congress.

In suspending the entry of more than 180 million nationals from six countries, suspending the entry of all refugees, and reducing the cap on the admission of refugees from 110,000 to 50,000 for the 2017 fiscal year, the President did not meet the essential precondition to exercising his delegated authority …

President exercises authority he has under Constitution.  And does the Court really want entry of 180 million nationals from Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen?

Executive Order 13780 is a softened version of Executive Order 13769, which had been illegally stricken down by the same Court.

2017-06-26 Update: the Supreme Court unanimously confirms the Travel Ban.

Rogue Google Uses Artificial Intelligence to Serve Ideological Agenda

Google goes totally rogue, uses artificial intelligence to promote ideological and political agenda: https://www.google.com/about/main/gender-equality-films/

This is promoted on the Google search home page.

Corrections

Correction to my  essay in WUWT, Is Climate Alarmism Governance at War with the USA?: the likely time when hostile activities of the governing body of climate alarmism hypothetically rose to the level of war is 2011-2013, about a year and a half later than written in the article.  Thanks to Hilary Ostrov for reminding me of the relevant facts.

Climate Alarmism & Information Warfare

Using the term “information warfare” literally while excluding cyber warfare from it, there are two important points to contemplate:

Climate Alarmism has been waging information warfare against the U.S. for many years.

The U.S. military has no information warfare capabilities.  Furthermore, employing or even possessing substantial defensive information warfare capacities might be going against the Constitution.

Russia has just acknowledged that its military has Information Warfare Troops. Continue reading Climate Alarmism & Information Warfare

Notes

At this time, there are  two viable applications for the photovoltaic solar power:

  1. Off the grid energy supply for the least developed  3rd world countries.
  2. Emergency backup power supply for the US households.  Notice that the rooftop solar, promoted using fraudulent feed-in tariffs, are designed to shut off in time of power failure, rather than to provide backup.

Photovoltaic solar has a unique advantage of being down-scalable almost infinitely.

Continue reading Notes

Crossroads: Energy & Climate Policy Summit

Just got back from the Crossroads: Energy & Climate Policy Summit , a climate realism conference in Washington, DC, hosted by the Heritage Foundation and co-sponsored by the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

I was impressed by the number of diplomats from the European countries and the EU!  A delegate from the Embassy of France, sitting next to me, was taking notes continuously.  The world did take notice that the President-elect would not be bullied by the enviros and the UN.

That gives a hope that the Europe will shake off the yoke of climate alarmism.