Global Warming

Charles Bordelon legitintellexit at
Sat Jul 12 15:54:23 EDT 2003

WOW!  In your faces!  cb
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Gatrelle" <gatrelle at>
To: "leps-l" <leps-l at>
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 10:13 PM
Subject: Re: Global Warming

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rob McNair-Huff" <rob at>
> Subject: Re: Global Warming
> > Chuck,
> >
> > If you could point to a study where those publishing it don't have a
> > political ax to grind then your statements would hold a lot more
> > water. The Cato Institute is not just interested in science but in
> > pushing its libertarian agenda. In other words, if you think that the
> > "liberal media" - the folks that the Bush Administration just
> > loosened regulations for, where the publishers in all but a few rare
> > cases are wealthy Republicans - if you think the media paints a
> > distorted picture of global warming, you cannot believe that a purely
> > political organization like the Cato Institute is not biased.
> >
> > Rob
> I would be a lot happier if all sides in all academic "wars" would simply
> acknowledge that they might just have their judgment a tiny bit warped by
> the personal beliefs they were taught.  To me, it is a fact of life that
> the biggest fools are educated ones.  Religion is my field, and the common
> description of a seminary is:  "A place open minded people are sent to to
> get their minds closed."   Or, "A seminary is where one goes to learn the
> art of explaining away the belief's of others."  Note that in this last
> _nothing_ is actually learned, except how to explain away everything else
> held by everyone else.   Now, even though all the preachers I know and
> their denominations would say "amen" to the above, they still build
> seminaries and require all prospective clergy to attend.  Why?  The answer
> is easy, of course.  The above is true - of everyone else.  They, on the
> other hand, really are right.
> Of course the Republicans and their programs are not to be trusted as they
> are a bunch of greedy, kill old people, raciest, homophobic, idiots - the
> party of the rich (just ask any Democrat).    Of course the Democrats are
> not to be trusted as they really are a bunch of covert communists,
> environmental liars, social perverts - the party of elitism (just ask any
> Republican).   No, all are under the same banner and work for the same
> boss - the world's industrial military complex which is all working for
> Satan and the soon to come mark of the beast.  (Of course this last
> position is absolute truth - it has to be, as its mine.)
> Email can not deprogram any zealot.  Only death can do that - totally
> unplug it from the Matrix.  A mind is indeed a terrible thing to waste -
> and more are "wasted" by so called higher education than by sniffin glue.
> Now, let's get back to the purpose of this list and talk about the
> prescribed stuff.  I think the problem with the lepster world today is
> it has become infested with those darn birders, watchers, collectors,
> NABAites, Lep. Soceers, tramplers, traders, and dragon fly people.  Now
> there's some truth.
> Courageously
> Anonymous
> PS  Or, we could discuss the pros and cons of double posting.
> PPS.  Way off topic, but while I was out today I saw a Palamedes
> Swallowtail at Lantana in someone's yard.  I realized that that is the
> first one I have seen all year in our urban area. Later I saw a female
> Tiger Swallowtail (P. glaucus) in my yard.  Leps have been way down in
> numbers here all year.  Yesterday, I was lucky to find just one P. tharos
> (Pearl Crescent) male in my weed garden (Wildflower patch to me - weeds to
> wife and neighbors).
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