Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Mid-Week Post

Twenty-one more days until Christmas...


He doesn't even have a policy on drugs. It takes effort and some kind of critical thinking to devise one, even one on getting baked. The question of whether Canada has a claim to the geographic North Pole isn't a scientific question but a geopolitical one. Does the Fils think that Russia will treat Canada's northern indigenous people with the respect and dignity they deserve?

Not bloody likely.

Speaking of the North Pole....

NORAD Tracks Santa, operated by the joint U.S.-Canada command, has provided children with information about Santa's whereabouts since 1955. In recent years, Santa updates have included animated videos showing Santa on his flight path. 

In addition to Santa's traditional sleigh and reindeer, NORAD has added an animated fighter plane escort to give a realistic feel to the popular program, a command spokesman told Reuters. 

"We wanted to let folks know that, hey, this is a NORAD video, and we're the military and this is our mission," Navy Captain Jeff Davis said.  

Allen Kanner, a California child and family psychologist and co-founder of the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, told The Boston Globe the Pentagon is "completely out of line" for linking Christmas with the military.

“Children associate Santa with gifts and fun and everything else that is positive about Christmas,” Kanner told the newspaper. “They are associating this with the military in children’s minds."

I, for one, am gratified that there can be deployed jet fighters to accompany Santa Claus on his righteous quest to deliver presents to all the world's children. We don't want him to be shot down by the Russians, do we?

You know that you can't keep your healthcare plan but Obama wants to keep his.

"We're not repealing it as long as I'm president," Obama said during a health care event at the White House. "If I have to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what I'll do."

Why is he being such an @$$hole about this? It. Doesn't. Work.

How can someone arbitrarily decide what will allegedly ruin the planet?

An internationally agreed target to limit rises in global average temperatures to within 2 degrees Celsius is around double the threshold that would avoid catastrophic climate change, a study by 18 eminent scientists said.

Governments decided in 2009 that such temperature increases needed to be no more than 2 degrees C (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels to avoid effects such as more extreme weather, higher sea levels and ocean acidification.

They aim to agree by 2015 on a global deal to cut the greenhouse gas emissions blamed for climate change, but the reductions will not come into force until after 2020.

The junk science is almost settled.

And now, mini pumpkin cheesecakes with gingersnap crust. Enjoy.

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