The Biggest Myth About the "Bee Apocalypse" | RealClearScience
We have bees here at Stately Maddog Manor, so a year ago when an earnest young man came to the door collecting money to save the Earth from the Bee Apocalypse, I was nonplussed. I told him, "There is no Bee Apocalypse." After I scrapped him off the floor he argued for a while about how wrong I was, so, told him to convince me. Which he promptly did not. He hemmed and hawed for a while, and cited vague authorities, always vacuous environmental groups of questionable provenance, but at no time was I subjected to opinion changing information.
The reason? There is none; there is no Bee Apocalypse. It is just another environmentalist fraud.
One problem that modern bee hives have is so many are transported around the country on semi trucks following the harvest. This like modern jet air travel allows disease to spread much more quickly and can be a problem. It does not mean there is some new problem, just that the speed of the disease and parasite spread has increased.
While I enjoy the youthful exuberance of the young, I do wish they had an ounce of skepticism. As it is, they are subject to believing all manner of nonsense, and that is a terrible idea, especially since their parents are not teaching them how to evaluate and be safe in the real world.
The media are playing checkers while Trump plays 3-D chess
Son noticed this quite soon after the election. The media assumes they are part of the affluent, and so hate Trump. The vast American middle does not. This is likely to be a steep learning curve for the media.
The real reason Obamacare will fail - it is destroying the economy and lowering the standard of living
What Americans Spent The Most Money On In The Third Quarter
Progress occurs when the price of goods and services drops allowing people to use the "found" money for other uses from savings to purchases.
WTI Tumbles Below $57 As OPEC-Hype Fades
But they only succeed in emptying their coffers. Good luck with this strategy, suckers.
Time magazine employees fear the Koch brothers influence after sale - Hot Air
The sewer rats are running scared.
Two familiar Democratic names tied to possible immigration scam - Hot Air
Dead Pool on how long before this morphs into an Immigration and Sexual Harassment Scandal? You know it's coming!
McKinsey: Automation may wipe out 1/3 of America’s workforce by 2030 - Hot Air
This is perhaps the worst advice I've heard this year. Government intrusion into the markets only makes markets less flexible, more brittle and delays the necessary change. This would be like delaying the wealth bringing Industrial Revolution by decades so that government could supply the farm worker with his subsistence living for a few more years. Only an imbecile would agree to this delay or a government enamored fool.
The change needs to occur as quickly as possible only the market can assure the change will occur quickly and lead to the correct result. Government involvement will only create a decades-long delay with its seriously lowered standard of living and extension of poverty.
Will Tesla Die for Lack of Cobalt?
Like all neo-Luddite worries, the worry about Cobalt is misplaced. Humans are ingenious and will find a solution to this problem. That does not mean that the electric car is a winner, that jury is still out. It means the technical issues like Cobalt will not stand in the way if the idea is sound, and electric cars reduce pollution, reduce carbon, lower costs, and make sense for a large number of auto users.
The jury is out because there is little evidence that on a design/build to destroy calculation that the electric auto reduces pollution, carbon, lowers costs, or makes economic sense to anyone but the wealthy.