Human Exceptionalism

“Ecocide” Radicals Punish Tar Sands Executives

The radical pro-poverty “ecocide” champions held a fictional trial against two CEOs. Their terrible crime: Extracting oil from the Alberta tar sands to bring oil, energy, transportation, heating, and affluence to a thirsty world.

Ecocide is the spear to “nature rights” development preventing shield, intended not to just punish polluting accidents such as the Exxon Valdez, but rather, to prevent humans from developing resources and engaging in large scale development projects by making such actions a “crime against peace,” akin to genocide and ethnic cleansing.  In other words, it would keep people and companies from creating jobs, developing wealth, exploiting resources, and improving the human condition when it was deemed as unduly interfering with flora and fauna.  Or to put it another way, it would impede human thriving by criminalizing the very economic and industrial that allow us to escape

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White House

Obama Wrote Trump a $73 Million Check

The New York Times’ big exposé on President Trump's tax returns flags some things that may be dodgy but mainly it just confirms what everybody (including Trump) has always said -- there are a lot of loopholes in the tax code that a savvy operator can exploit. Whose fault is that? The system long predates ... Read More
White House

Obama Wrote Trump a $73 Million Check

The New York Times’ big exposé on President Trump's tax returns flags some things that may be dodgy but mainly it just confirms what everybody (including Trump) has always said -- there are a lot of loopholes in the tax code that a savvy operator can exploit. Whose fault is that? The system long predates ... Read More
Sports

It’s Time for a Change in Leadership

A lot of people -- including me -- will tell you he didn’t belong in the top job. We will tell you that nothing in his past performance indicated that he could handle the responsibility or had the right temperament for the pressures of leadership. Some of us opposed him before he stepped through the door and ... Read More
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