Archives for June 2014
by James G. Shockley, Major, USMC (ret.)
Dear Ken Miller & Gary Marbut,
You are both wrong on what you say about Zinke in regard to his DD-214, and the significance of his being promoted to only a commander in the Navy. As most people on this list know I am a member of the NRA (life member), Montana Shooting Sports, a Republican politician who served in the Montana Legislature for 14 years (with a conservative voting record), and a retired Marine.
It is alleged that somehow only making commander means that Zinke was not a first rate officer and that somehow his DD-214, if all of it were available, would indicate that his service was not honorable, or admirable, or perhaps successful. Gary said that he retired an O-4 (lieutenant/commander); not accurate, but probably a typing error. Zinke retired an O-5 (commander), just read the DD-214 at issue at block 4a; “CDR” means “commander. [Read more…]
by Gordon Fulks, PhD
Wealthy corporate giants like Apple and Google now hawk not only their innovations in the virtual world, but an ever greater commitment to “green energy.’ Even Portland General Electric relentlessly hawks their green energy. What amazing virtue! What progress!
But is it? There are dark clouds on the horizon, as we turn away from objective science and engineering to a look-alike promoted by the politically connected but scientifically challenged.
One of the dark clouds is certainly climate hysteria, which once motivated societies to sacrifice virgins to appease the climate gods, and today seems intent on merely sacrificing industrialization. But that is not my concern here.
I wonder why we are abandoning “efficient energy” in favor of “virtual energy” and why we are abandoning “efficient fuels” in favor of “politically correct fuels.” I wonder why we are sacrificing our last open spaces to post-modern industrialization, why we are burning our food for fuel via ethanol, and why we are destroying the earth’s last remaining rainforests to grow “biodiesel.” [Read more…]