yet again, more on Politics

Some links to visit and consider:

A review of Lord Christopher Monckton’s article “Mathematical proof there is no climate crisis.”” Lord Monckton is the antithesis of AlGore.  His article concludes:

“… Perhaps real-world climate sensitivity is very much below the IPCC’s estimates. Perhaps, therefore, there is no ‘climate crisis’ at all. … The correct policy approach to a non-problem is to have the courage to do nothing.”

Other interesting quotes include:

The IPCC’s [UN Climate Panel] 2007 climate summary overstated CO2’s impact on temperature by 500-2000%;

“Global warming” halted ten years ago, and surface temperature has been falling for seven years;

“It was proved 50 years ago that predicting climate more than two weeks ahead is impossible.”

Welp, so much for the global warming arguments.  Not sure why exactly but it seems some like the doom and gloom aspects of global warming.  Ah well I suppose.  BTW, I guess AlGore can’t seem to remember a time in our country when so many things seemed to be going so wrong simultaneously…. I guess I didn’t realize life in America was facing so much peril.

Moving on….

The Tax Foundation reveals the hard numbers on Obama’s up and coming tax plan.  Let’s say it all together now everybody…”Wealth redistribution!”  Yeah!!  Robin Hood is coming to a town near you!

More specifically,

“Under the Obama plan for 2009,” explains [Tax Foundation president] Hodge, “more than $131 billion would be redistributed from the top 1 percent of taxpayers to all other taxpayers.”

“In other words,” says Hodge, “it is at this point a cautious estimate to say that in 2009, under Obama’s plan, 1.13 million Americans would pay more in all federal taxes than 128 million of their fellow citizens combined.”

Hodge points out that in contrast to much campaign rhetoric about helping low- and middle-income people, Obama’s plan redistributes more dollars from the top 1 percent to the rest of the top 20 percent (those earning roughly $93,000 to $192,000 per year) than to any of the lower-earning quintiles of taxpayers.

Of course though,

This contrasts starkly with the McCain plan, according to Hodge, which would give every taxpayer a cut and leave the current tax burden distribution approximately where it is.

Of course too this is all predicated on the premise that the middle class is shrinking, which Reason says, isn’t true.

The cleansing power of the blood

Hebrews 9:11-14

But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.  The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean.  How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God! (TNIV)

Thank God for the cleansing power of the shed blood of Christ!