October 3, 2017

Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (100317)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

7:15 p.m.: Events and medical/health/concentration issues have slowed me down during the past couple of days. I apologize for yesterday’s open thread comments taking so long to go live.



  1. To the gun grabbers of America:

    If the solution to gun violence is to take away all guns; then why isn’t the solution to MS13 and other illegal alien gangs plaguing America, the deportation of all illegals?

    If the tens of millions of law abiding American citizens who own guns are not the problem, but you insist on violating their Constitutional and Natural Law rights, then isn’t the same train of logic applicable to the so called peaceful undocumented people minding their own business, just trying to making a living?

    In fact, since tens of thousands of people die every year from auto accidents, which is many fold the times of gun deaths, then how do you justify vehicles for non commercial, non police, non military uses and in fact use them yourselves? You didn’t cause an accident? How about IF someone steals your car and kills someone? Isn’t that the same argument against gun ownership?

    The solution to gun violence is law abiding citizens who respect the rights of others. Tell us liberals, have you been indoctrinating kids in the public schools to “respect the rights of others” OR rather have you been teaching disrespect for anyone NOT agreeing with your narratives by engaging in eliminationist rhetoric demonizing????? It takes a hateful person to pull the trigger. What have you been teaching? What have you been publicly saying?

    The solution to gun violence is the abolition of hate filled liberal stooges.

    Comment by dscott — October 3, 2017 @ 9:39 am



    …Out of the five highest greenhouse gas emitting countries and the European Union (EU), only India experienced a significant increase in CO2 emissions (4.7 percent) while the EU’s numbers remained relatively flat. China (-0.3 percent), the United States (-2 percent), Russia (-2 percent), and Japan (-1.3 percent) all saw significant CO2 emission decreases in 2016…

    …“Among countries with declining emissions, the US recorded the largest decrement to CO2 emissions for a second consecutive year (and the 6th of the past nine years), falling by 94.7 million tonnes or 2% (compared with the 10-year average decline of 1.1%).”…

    …“The decline was driven by a surge in shale gas supplies and more attractive renewable power that displaced coal. Emissions in the United States last year were at their lowest level since 1992, a period during which the economy grew by 80%.”…

    …Now compare the US success with Germany’s renewable energy failure: Germany has spent some 650 billion euros ($780 billion) on subsidies for green energy in recent decades. But the country’s climate targets “won’t be a near miss but a booming failure.”

    And now you understand why the Climate Change Treaty is so important to Merkel. It’s a cover up for the scam bilking taxpayers of billions of Euros in Europe under the Kyoto Protocol. The greedy liberals want to steal even more money from the US in the name of environmentalism.

    Notice that without the Kyoto Protocol, the US has almost achieved the 1990 objective while NO ONE ELSE HAS. An Inconvenient Fact.

    Comment by dscott — October 3, 2017 @ 11:20 am

  3. Unverified report:

    Part 2

    Was The Las Vegas Shooting A Preview Of The Violent Chaos That Antifa Plans To Unleash Starting On November 4th?


    In part 1 of this series, I discussed the horrific events that transpired on Sunday in Las Vegas. It appears that the shooter, Stephen Craig Paddock, may have been involved in anti-Trump protests and at least one outlet is reporting that Antifa literature was discovered in his hotel room.

    If Paddock was inspired by Antifa, it would make sense that he would specifically choose to target a country music festival, because there would certainly be a very high percentage of Trump supporters in attendance.

    Will we see similar acts of mass violence as Antifa becomes even more active across the country?

    Part 1

    Was Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Craig Paddock An Anti-Trump Activist With Ties To Antifa?


    there appears to be evidence that Stephen Craig Paddock was at an anti-Trump rally in Reno, Nevada in August.

    InfoWars is the one reporting on the Antifa literature in the room. Given InfoWars unreliable reputation, this may be a false report.

    However, isn’t it strange that many in the liberal MSM have speculated the Western Music crowd would be Trump supporters. Why the speculation? Why the almost uniform demonizing of the Republicans over this shooting by the late night talk show crowd? Something stinks here and not just the dead bodies. They seem to be following a narrative which indicates they have been given talking points. So have liberals been tipped off with inside information as to the political stripe of Paddock? and are they now trying to cover up and distract from the motive of his killing spree?

    Comment by dscott — October 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

  4. Watch the narrative:

    NBC Reporter Falsely Claims We May Never Know What Motivated Scalise Shooter


    Williams was discussing Sunday’s shooting in Las Vegas, and how the gunman’s motivation for the attack may never be completely known. Williams then tried to tie the Las Vegas shooting investigation to the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R., La.).
    “It would not be unheard of if at the end of all this it remains a puzzle,” Williams said. “For example, just the recent shooting at the congressional baseball game here outside Washington, D.C. that wounded Steve Scalise and you know, was a devastating attack on that institution; the authorities can never say for sure what drove the gunman in that case.”

    We know it was liberal Democrat in the Scalise shooting. So the dissembling has begun, as I suspected, the MSM insiders know Paddock’s political affiliation…

    Comment by dscott — October 3, 2017 @ 4:40 pm

  5. By his own admission, the libertarian-leaning billionaire is not religious. So why would such a man choose the Catholic University of America for a $10 million gift to help relaunch its business school? …the chairman and chief executive officer of Koch Industries finds two aspects of the Washington-based business school highly attractive: at the personal level, its emphasis on character and virtue; at the social level, its message that the right way to get ahead and contribute to your community is by creating wealth and opportunity for others.

    …for his own hires, Mr. Koch ranks virtue higher than talent. “We believe that talented people with bad values can do far more damage than virtuous people with lesser talents,” he says. …

    this Thursday, Mr. Koch will himself appear at the university to participate in a conference whose title speaks to his own core message: “Good Profit: How Profitable Business Can Be a Force for Good.”

    “One can be in business and pursue bad profit,” Mr. Koch explains. “That is, by practicing cronyism—rigging the system to undermine competition, innovation and opportunity, making others worse off. Good profit should lead you to improve your ability to help others improve their lives….

    The full oped is here.

    The Morality of Charles Koch
    A libertarian billionaire embraces a Catholic business school for its ethics.


    Comment by Cornfed — October 3, 2017 @ 6:19 pm

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