John Beale, favorite of Gina McCarthy and Brenner at the EPA–goes to jail on million dollar fraud

Stan Young sent me this news item.

I think Beale was an agent for the enviros–but most of the high level EPA officials are.

He had a big role to play in air pollution science fraud.
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The distortion of meaning of words Orwell warned us about–and a reminder about leftist Bullshit

The lies told by propagandists are often laced with words that are used improperly.

But you knew that. Slogans and jingoism is a home for language and word misuse and deception.

How bout AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, that is not about affordable or care. I take you back to the series I did on leftist Bullshit.

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The sociologists wring their hands about nuance in interpreting findings

So a guy from Duke says, at the annual meeting of the sociologists, crudely I might say, that nuance has been innapropriately enshrined as a key to good sociology research and commentary. I would agree, but I would say that sociological research is too often tainted with politically driven confirmation bias and tunnel vision and nuance may be a way to enable that overreach. Does nuance mean I am smarter than you and how and why is a nuanced mystery?

For example I could nuance my way to a theory and not talk straight about what leads me to that theory.

Nuance would be an artifice to be condemned if it used to bolster outcome or confirmation bias.

You decide what this is all about.

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A stab at explaining why psych research is so junky

This essay covers some basics about scientific methodology–how to deal with multiple factors, how to reduce the experimental unknowns or confounders adn why psych research is particularly prone to cargo cultism. Optimism and intellectual passion are dangerous for research. The guy names the key, humility.

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Cass Sunstein is just another Harvard totalitarian–despicable

Sunstein is now a high flyin’ University Professor at Harvard after a stint in the administration of the beloved socialist leader, the bamster.

Recently he took on claims by other Harvard professors that the political system was rigged and prevented them getting their totalitarian way.

Sunstein assures them that hard work will eventually extinguish liberty and freedome, along with free markets and limited government by the consent of the governed.

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Unions are gangs with political legitimacy

This is a story of the NYC and NY state union domination.

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Count on the bamster to put on a pretty silly production

Remind you of all the gassy speeches he gives? A big gas of a green energy symposium/celebration.

What’s to celebrate? The death of birds by the thousands on a fool’s errand to mar the landscape with mirrors/panels/turbines that cost a lot, and produce much less than their vaunted rated capacity?

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