John Ransom

hal_incandeza wrote: "In May of 2012, the Heartland Institute hosted its biggest ever- and seventh ever-International Conference on Climate Change..."

Right, that's why they are discontinuing their conference for lack of funding. What a great success.

Dear Comrade Hal,

Your comment would be interesting if it was actually true.

But like a lot of things that liberals talk about it’s not accurate; wishful thinking maybe, but not correct.

In fact, Heartland just held their 8th annual Climategate conference in Europe. As Joe Bast from Heartland blogs: “Our Eighth International Conference on Climate Change, held in Munich on November 30-December 1, 2012, was a huge success. We’ve got projects on climate already lined up for 2013 that make 2012 look like a dress rehearsal.”

If you have any sense of history, you’ll understand that some of the debate surrounding “climate-change” is really due to ubiquity. We have the ability to observe more data and we have the ability to trumpet more observations as fact.

But the debate is no different than many debates regarding unproven scientific theories. 

In the first half of the 20th Century, Communism and Socialism were treated by scientists as rational, settled economic sciences. We know today, after a full century of failures that the basis of those theories was incorrect. 

So, of course, that’s one explanation why liberals are so ready to embrace them again.  

Canetoad wrote: I thought it was the private sector that was supposed to create all the jobs.- Obama’s Psycho Job Phobia

Dear Comrade Toad,

Well, duh.

There are about 143 million jobs, of which 25 million are government jobs. That’s leaves us with 118 million private sector jobs to pay for the 25 million government jobs.

So, ya; the private sector is where jobs are created.


John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.

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