September 2016 archive

The percentage of Americans identifying as “middle class” has plummeted

An economy may be measured in many ways. But the percentage of Americans who say they are in the middle or upper-middle class has fallen 10 percentage points, from a 61% average between 2000 and 2008 to 51% today. See here. The reality is even worse: only 20% of American households actually possess the income …

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Virtually every government claim about global warming is false or inaccurate

Virtually every claim made by the government regarding the threat of manmade global warming is untrue or inaccurate. This summer the government-supporting press has been blaring headlines about melting ice in the Arctic. Yet Arctic sea ice appears to be growing rapidly; perhaps at a record pace. See here.

Obamacare is spiking health care costs by at least 10 % annually

As a candidate on the campaign trail in 2008, Obama once said: “If you’ve got health insurance, we’re going to help that employer save $2,500 per family per year. … Those savings are going to be passed along to the workers.” But the “Affordable Care Act” has actually spiked costs (just as did Medicare and …

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Government lies exposed: arctic ice appears to be expanding rapidly

Arctic sea ice is now almost 50% higher than 2012, higher than last year, and about to pass all recent years. The government has been claiming Arctic sea ice is at or near an all-time low.

East German socialism caused lower life expectancy than West German capitalism

When the Berlin Wall came down, socialist East Germany was more polluted, poorer and sicker than West Germany. According to David Legates’ “The Experiment: Capitalism versus Socialism,” “State-guaranteed health care in the East did not translate into a healthier society. In 1990, life expectancy in the West was about 3½ years longer than in the …

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Despite the headlines, ice in the arctic appears to be growing faster than normal

Headlines have blared this year about Arctic snow melt. But as Tony Heller’s Real Climate Science website points out, Arctic ice is actually growing rapidly. See here. Besides being the shortest melt season on record, and the earliest start to winter on record, the Arctic is also seeing the fastest September ice growth on record. …

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Every claim behind Obamacare has been proven false

Supporters of the “Affordable Care Act” said that the Act would save the average American family $2,500 per year. Instead the Act has increased health care costs by thousands of dollars per household. One-third of American counties now have only one health insurer. Insurance companies are losing hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Their reaction …

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Mainstream Science appears to be ignoring hundreds of peer-reviewed papers showing global cooling in the 1960s and ’70s

Industrial production and coal-fired power plants were exploding worldwide after World War II. Carbon dioxide release into the atmosphere was also increasing rapidly. Hundreds of scientific papers have documented that global temperatures appeared to have been declining between the 1950s and late 1970s. But today’s government-funded scientists seem to ignore this data–or pretend that it …

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Fewer than one-third of Americans have any trust in the mass media

Gallup has been asking Americans how much they trust the news media since 1972. This trust has been declining slowly for years, as the media has increasingly supported intrusive, expansive government. Now fewer than one-third of Americans express any trust in the news media. See here.

Chicago neighborhood discovers the magic of privately-funded police protection

Interesting story out of Chicago, which has suffered under a torrent of violent street crime over the past few years. It seems some private citizens have started paying for private police patrols out of their own pockets. Neighbors are overwhelmingly supportive of the idea, and there are preliminary observations that the crime situation has greatly …

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