Brandon Admin To Focus On Climate Crisis (scam) With Their Space Policy Framework

Since Kamala is apparently in charge of this, it should be a big fail

Biden administration issues new framework for space policy, with a focus on climate change

Kamala Climate ClownToday, Vice President Kamala Harris’ office released a new framework for US space policy, detailing how the Biden administration plans to approach commercial, civil, and military space activity moving forward. Called the United States Space Priorities Framework, the document keeps many of the same space priorities from the previous administration but adds a new emphasis on using space to help combat climate change and investing in STEM education.

The new framework comes ahead of today’s National Space Council meeting, the first one to be held under the Biden administration. Harris, who chairs the National Space Council, will convene the policy advisory group at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC, at 1:30PM ET today. (snip)

In the biggest break from the previous administration, there looks to be a renewed focus on using space in the fight against climate change. In the new framework, the administration pledges to invest in satellites that can observe Earth from space, helping scientists better understand our changing climate. “Open dissemination of Earth observation data will support both domestic and international efforts to address the climate crisis,” the document states. To further drive home this new emphasis on climate research from space, President Biden plans to sign a new Executive Order today that will add five new members to the National Space Council, including the Secretaries of Education, Labor, Agriculture, and the Interior, but also notably the National Climate Advisor.

Uh huh. Basically, this is like the way climate cultists add ‘climate change’ to every real world issue. Of course, will they hide the raw data from the satellites or release it? Do we just get the massaged results? What if the data undermines the anti-science notion of anthropogenic climate change?

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If All You See…

…is a perfect field for wind turbines, far away from where you live in a big city, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is IOTW Report, with a post on Biden’s staff blasting music when he rambles off-script.

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The Reason Flash Mobs Are Looting Stores Is Because You Gave The Go-Ahead

The word “Democrat” appears nowhere in this piece by the Miami Herald

From the link

Why would they do this?

That question rises inevitably from a new wave of so-called flash-mob robberies, thieves by the dozens invading retail stores to simply take what they want. It’s happened in California, Illinois, Minnesota and Maryland. Retailers ranging from Nordstrom to 7-Eleven have been hit.

For some, the search for answers will be an invitation to uncork pet theories about poverty, permissiveness or punishment. But none of those things is unique to this era.

Think about it: This model for robbery has always been available to enterprising thieves. It’s simple math. What can one or two security guards do if 60 people decide to just walk in and loot the place? Granted, advances in communications technology make that easier to organize now than it once would have been, but still, a crime wave like this theoretically could have happened in 1985 or 2002. It makes sense to wonder why it didn’t. What is it about this particular era that has inspired this particular trend?

What could have possibly happened? Could it possibly be the breaking of the “social covenant”, as they discuss?

Here, then, is another pet theory: The social covenant has shattered.

Meaning the thousand unspoken understandings by which a society functions, the agreements to which we all sign on without a word being spoken. Some are encoded in law, others just encoded in us. Either way, they are rules — “norms” might be a better word — people usually obey even when they could get away without doing so.

They even go on to Blame police and a bit of Trump Derangement Syndrome

To the contrary, we’ve seen police and other authority figures exempt themselves from mask and vaccine mandates — and dare mayors and governors to do anything about it. We’ve seen ex-public officials thumb their noses at congressional subpoenas. We’ve seen a seditionist mob breach the U.S. Capitol and be lionized for it by certain members of Congress and the media. And we’ve seen a president who delighted in shattering norms, refusing to provide his tax returns, flouting the emoluments clause of the Constitution, openly politicking on government property . . . the list goes on. And on.

Ah. That must be it. It’s the fault of Trump, police, and Republicans.

Worst of all, we’ve seen little in the way of accountability for any of it. So the question isn’t how ordinary people could have gotten the idea a holiday from social norms was possible, but how could they have not? Everywhere you look, someone else is seceding from the covenants that make it possible for civil society to function. Which makes these smash-and-grab robberies seem less a mystery and more just another troubling reflection of our times.

Why would people do this?

Heck, why would they not?

And of piece. As I’m sure you’re aware of, the vast majority of these flash mob looting occur in cities run by Democrat, and the looters have virtually no fear of getting in trouble, be it a guy biking into a Walgreens in San Francisco, stealing, and leaving, to mobs going into stores and stealing jewelry and TVs and more. You know exactly why this happens: the laws and rules passed in these liberal meccas by Democrats and Democrat voters. The idea here is to shift the narrative.

Yeah, that’s not happening in Republican run areas.

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Doom Today: Oceans Will Look Very Different By 2060

Let me ask: when the “scientists” and the media outlets pushing are shown to be completely wrong with their doomy prognostication, will there be any sort of reckoning? Because, so far, no one is being held accountable for past failed prognostications

Due To Climate Change, Ocean Habitats Could Be Remarkably Different By 2060

Follow the sciencenew study projects how climate change will affect the oceans, and protected areas in particular. The scientists used a series of different warming scenarios to determine how climate change might alter the oceans.

According to lead author Steven Mana’oakamai Johnson, “In all three scenarios, conditions in more than half of the ocean are going to be novel, meaning new and significantly different, than they have been in the last 50 years.”

Due to the strong links between the ocean and atmosphere, the ocean will continue to absorb fossil fuel emissions and its internal chemistry will shift in such a way that it could require updated conservation measures for 97% of large marine protected areas. And, unchecked climate change could cause increases in acidity as soon as 2030.

Tropical and Arctic systems – which are already so close to the brink – are most likely to exhibit these novel ocean environments first, with protected areas within the Great Barrier Reef and Galapagos experiencing extreme shifts in their composition. By 2060, we can expect close to half of the ocean experiencing new conditions. And, by the end of the century, 87 percent of these environments will have deviated from how we know them today.

This is a doomsday cult. They really have no way of proving this, they’re just throwing out more and more prognostications of doom, hoping to scare people into Complying with the tenets of the Cult of Climastrology. Though, the vast majority of the those pushing this refuse to practice what they preach. Several previous Holocene warm periods were warmer than today, and all without fossil fueled vehicles. How did the oceans do?

“What we’re looking at here is the potential extinction of a whole environment. In some places, the environments we have today are not going to exist in the future,” says co-author James Watson, “We won’t be able to go visit them or experience them. It is an environmental, cultural and economic loss we can’t replace.”

Simply unhinged.

Meanwhile, remember how I’ve mentioned scorpions and Christmas trees?

Nobody Mentioned Scorpions: Global Warming’s Secondary Effects Sting
Climate change doesn’t just mean calamity. It also means endless hassles

Quick: What do Thanksgiving blackouts in Southern California, anticipated shortages of Christmas trees and an explosion of scorpions in Egypt have in common?

They are inconveniences that are the result of climate change that the experts never told us about. (snip through more Doom)

It’s been easy enough to think, “Well, I don’t live by the coast, so sea-level rise is not my problem.” Or, “I don’t live in a desert so extreme heat, so water shortages won’t plague me.” But humans and the systems they create are intricately interconnected and we are beginning to acutely feel downstream effects of climate change.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, doomsday cult. I’m sure there were inconveniences during previous warm and cool periods, and Mankind adapts. No need to assign witchcraft, er, anthropogenic causation.

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Federal Judge Blocks Biden’s Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandate

The judge stated that this whole civil liberties and separate but equal branches of government thing is rather important

Louisiana federal judge blocks nationwide COVID vaccine mandate for health care workers

A Louisiana U.S. district judge blocked a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers Tuesday, issuing a nationwide injunction in another setback to President Joe Biden’s effort to require wide segments of the population to be vaccinated.

Louisiana Western District U.S. Judge Terry Doughty’s decision follows an identical ruling Monday from Missouri U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp, but Schelp’s decision only covered 10 states.

Doughty ruled on the lawsuit led by Republican Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and joined by 13 other states, but Doughty added a nationwide injunction in his ruling.

In his decision, Doughty wrote the Biden Administration doesn’t have the authority to bypass Congress in issuing such a mandate.

“If the executive branch is allowed to usurp the power of the legislative branch to make laws, two of the three powers conferred by our Constitution would be in the same hands,” he wrote. “If human nature and history teach anything, it is that civil liberties face grave risks when governments proclaim indefinite states of emergency.

“During a pandemic such as this one, it is even more important to safeguard the separation of powers set forth in our Constitution to avoid erosion of our liberties.”

And rather important to safeguard civil liberties from being overridden by elected politicians and unelected bureaucrats who think they can do whatever the hell they want (while often blowing off the same restrictions they put on the peasants. It’s a rather compelling decision the judge put forth, which could make it difficult to override at higher court levels, where this is expected to go

Doughty, who was nominated to the federal bench by former President Donald Trump in 2017 and confirmed in 2018, acknowledged the case “will ultimately be decided by a higher court than this one.”

“However, it is important to preserve the status quo in this case,” he wrote. “The liberty interests of the unvaccinated requires nothing less.”

The Vaccine Cult may not like the unvaccinated, but, they have rights. Especially since they keep telling us that vaccines and masks provide personal protection from the Chinese coronavirus. If people don’t want to get the vaccine, that’s on them. Let them deal with the results. This is America, we have the right to make decisions, some which can be bad. Government may not be authoritarian and treat people like servants and/or criminals without having done something wrong, and certainly not without the Legislative Branch passing a law.

Related, Jazz Shaw discusses a union lawsuit claiming federal vaccine mandates violates their 1st Amendment Rights. It’s an interesting argument, but, probably won’t win as argued.

See, the Elites do not have to follow the same rules.

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It Starts: Climate Cult Explains How To Have A Merry, Eco-Friendly Christmas

This is possibly the earliest I’ve seen the Cult of Climastrology attempt to ruin Christmas. The interesting part is that this seems more about environmentalism, rather than fake climate crisis

How to Have a Merry, Eco-Friendly Christmas

‘Tis the season of excess and consumption, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give a little love to Mother Earth!

The time is up for inaction on climate change and after COP26 the world is more aware than ever of humanity’s carelessness.

How about putting some goodies into the planet’s stockings this year by making an effort at home to mitigate the climate crisis? And tbh—these ideas make for some super cute alternatives to what you may be used to.

And the first idea?

Don’t buy a plastic Christmas tree—rent a real one.

It’s tempting to go for one of those cheap plasticky trees that completely fall apart by the end of December, chuck ’em out and repeat the same thing next year.

But as you can guess, this isn’t great for the environment. And buying a real Christmas tree doesn’t necessarily solve the problem, either.

The issue here is dumping materials which never get reused. Renting is the perfect solution.

Rent a tree. Seems like a typical cult scam. I’ve actually had my 2 foot tree for 20 years. Works just fine. Oh, and how about a “DIY your own reusable Advent calendar.” Because these are just oh so bad.

Buy gifts from local, independent retailers.

You know those little boutique trinket stores you see around, but never venture into?

How about checking them out while the department stores are packed and finding some gifts which aren’t mass produced?

This from folks using mass produced smartphones, shipped from China, which they replace entirely too often. And the mass produced TVs, tablets, and streaming products like Roku, Firesticks, etc, so they can binge watch. And all the stuff they buy to get their perfect Instagram shots.

You can also “Wrap gifts with recycled paper or fabric” and “Source organic food for your Christmas feast.” This is more about getting fellow Warmists to do the absolute minimum they can possibly do to make them feel like they are Doing Something. In the spirit of the season, I’ll merrily advise them to piss off.

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If All You See…

…is a world turned to mud from extreme weather from evil fossil fueled vehicles, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Grouchy Old Cripple, with a post on the Marines going DIEed.

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Sad Violins: Illegal Aliens Turn To Activism To Help Cope With Trauma

Let’s say you go and rob a convenience store. Or steal someone’s identity. Take someone’s credit card and use it. You’re caught and sentenced to jail. Does anyone really care if you’re feeling bummed about it? You did this. Are you taking pride in breaking the law? You intentionally broke the law. Suck it up, buttercup. Ah, but, not illegal aliens

Pride, power and resilience: How activism helps undocumented immigrants cope with trauma

Germán Cadenas was 15 when he packed up a few clothes, his beloved magic trick cards, a treasured coin box and a portfolio of his drawings.

It was 2002. Cadenas, his mother and younger brother were flying from their native Venezuela for a Christmas visit with Cadenas’ dad – who had migrated to Maricopa county, Arizona, two years before – hoping to send money to his family as Venezuela descended into chaos.

Reunited in Arizona over the holiday, the family decided what mattered most was staying together. They let their visas expire and settled in.

Cadenas lived in Arizona as an undocumented immigrant for nine years. Nearly 10 years later, he’s 34 and a US citizen. He’s a professor of psychology at Lehigh University, and has published a prodigious body of research focusing on the psychology of undocumented immigrants.

For at least a decade, researchers have documented mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD and feelings of low self-worth in America’s immigrant communities.

First, how did he get citizenship after breaking U.S. immigration law? That’s rather against the law. Second, if illegals feel those feelings, well, oh well. That’s on them. I have zero sympathy. If you get drunk and total you’re car, that’s on you. You put yourself in that situation. If they don’t want to feel these feelings they can stay in their countries, not come to the U.S. illegally, as well as leave when their visas expire.

Such mental health issues can stem from being marginalized, hunted and detained as well as from feeling dehumanized by xenophobic rhetoric, an exclusionary higher educational system, predatory employment practices, civil rights violations and the uncertainties of changing immigration policies, researchers and advocates say.

It’s impossible to accurately say how many of the nation’s approximately 10.5 million undocumented immigrants and their family members are living with mental health issues tied to their immigration status. But the number of those afflicted is likely to increase as the climate crisis and geopolitical unrest drive more migrants to cross the nation’s borders.

Perhaps they’d feel better if they leave. Are we meant to feel sorry for law breakers? Especially when they’ve invaded the U.S. and are now demanding all sorts of free stuff, including citizenship, while so often refusing to learn the language and assimilate?

Cadenas has focused his research on a psychological construct called “critical consciousness”. He’s found that when immigrants identify systems that psychologically harm them and then engage in social justice activism to resist and dismantle those same systems, their efforts serve as a “coping mechanism that helps protect their mental health” and helps others heal.

These people should be at the top of the list of those arrested and deported.

“It felt like nowhere was really safe,” Cadenas recalls. “We could be raided at work, or stopped while driving or Ice could come to our home. There was no place of refuge.”

“Knowing there were laws and voters who were ok with this was horrifying,” he says. “People like me were treated as if we were less than human.”

Piss off. You were here in violation of federal law. If you break the law, you should feel that nowhere is safe. Lots more whining till we get to the end

The DACA program that protects her was started by the Obama administration, which also put her father into deportation proceedings. She’s grateful for DACA, yet traumatized by the deportation nightmare. She wonders sometimes if she’s “the only person who thinks Obama has done bad things”.

Maybe it’s a mistake to assume those who have experienced immigration trauma seek closure, she says. Maybe what they want instead is a simple “acknowledgment that harm was done”.

Harm by who? The people who were trying to enforce the laws you broke? Piss off.

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Mayor Pete Says Families Who Buy EVs Will Never Worry About Gas Prices Again

Well, technically, he’s correct. They just have to worry about a smaller vehicle for a much higher price, plus, unless we build a lot of nuclear power plants, the cost of electricity will skyrocket. Also, I can’t find anywhere that says Pete owns an EV himself

Buttigieg slammed for urging electric car buying to counter gas prices

electric vehicleTransportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was ripped by critics Monday after he argued that more Americans should purchase electric vehicles so that they “never have to worry about gas prices again.”

The former South Bend, Ind., mayor claimed on MSNBC’s “Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart” that families who own electric vehicles would see a “$12,500 discount” in transportation costs.

“The people who stand to benefit most from owning an EV [electric vehicle] are often rural residents who have the most distances to drive, who burn the most gas, and underserved urban residents in areas where there are higher gas prices and lower income,” Buttigieg said.

“They would gain the most by having that vehicle,” he added. “These are the very residents who have not always been connected to electric vehicles that are viewed as kind of a luxury item.”

Uh huh. Where’s Pete’s? Where’s Joe’s?

According to Kelly Blue Book, the average price of a new electric vehicle as of October of this year was $55,676. By contrast, the average price of a new compact car was $25,240 — less than half that amount. The average price of a new compact SUV was $34,122, while the electric vehicle price was even higher than that of the average new sports car ($44,981).

If you take out the luxury brands, the cost of that SUV will drop to probably $29K. You can get a top end CRV or RAV4 hybrid for around $37k. The cost of financing that is way, way lower than an EV. And better residuals. You can get a nice Insight or Prius for way less. Families buy mid-size SUVs and mini-vans. A top end will be around $48K. Able to move families. Are there any EVs that can move a family of 5-6?

“Everyone can probably afford electric cars in the world that Pete Buttigieg lives in,” tweeted Trump White House communications official Mercedes Schlapp. “Average Americans struggling with record high gas prices? Not so much.”

It goes back to convos I’d have on the ‘net, asking Warmists why they haven’t given up their own fossil fueled vehicles. They’d say that it would be inconvenient for their lives and families. Huh.

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Your Fault: Christmas Trees Are In Short Supply Due To Climate Crisis (scam)

Well, really, it’s due to supply chain issues, but, this is a cult, so, they have to add “climate change’ to every issue. Toilet leaking? ‘Climate change’. Forgot to set the timer and the cookies are overdone? ‘Climate change’. The Wheel of Time being rather dark, dreary, and not well done or acted, with characters who are Mary Sue’s? ‘Climate change’.

Supply Chain Issues, Climate Change Affects Christmas Tree Selection

If you’re buying a Christmas tree this holiday season, you may want to act soon. Supply chain issues and climate change are contributing to a Christmas tree shortage in the U.S.

“Because of climate change, you’re having problems with moisture, watering, which is creating other issues. It reduces their crop. It reduces their growth,” said Gordon Chavez, founder of Mr. Jingle’s, a Christmas tree retailer.

Chavez said farms he deals with in Oregon have been affected by wildfire. Because of his rising costs, he’s making less profit this year here in San Diego. Chavez hoping to make up for it by charging a little more at his Los Angeles area locations.

“We’re having a large increase in cost. A lot of that cost is coming from not as many people wanting to drive anymore after the pandemic,” said Chavez.

Let’s not forget, pretty much every wildfire on the west coast has been linked back to someone setting the fire, intentionally or unintentionally. And the weather always changes.

With fuel prices on the rise, transporting trees has been more expensive. Rising labor costs are also affecting Chavez’s bottom line.

“I think in general prices have gone up,” said Gwen MacMillan, a Mission Beach resident.

That has more to due with COVID and Biden’s bad policies

The price increase for artificial trees might be greater this year. Many are shipped from China and are affected by the shipping backups at Southern California ports.

Demand for Christmas trees is expected to be strong this year. While there will likely be enough available to buy, you may not get the exact type that you were looking for.

That has zero to due with ‘climate change’.

The price of a Christmas tree from Oregon has nearly doubled in the last five years according to a report from the U.S.D.A. The harvest is also much smaller. In five years, the acreage of Christmas trees growing in Oregon has dropped 24%.

Which is mostly due to government restrictions than anything else. We aren’t having this issue here in North Carolina, where a huge chunk of Christmas trees are grown. But, hey, yeah, let’s blame the climate emergency.

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