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January 23, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (23 Jan 2016)

Why the Koch brothers drive liberals nuts. If you aren't progressive, you're part of the "radical right" and "dark money". Whatever that means these days.


Climate Change Irony

Many climate economists reject climate models and turn to ethical judgments.

The irony here is incredible. Americans have been beaten over the head for years about the "settled science" of the peer-reviewed research, and the Obama Administration assembled an Interagency Working Group that has spent years calculating and updating estimates of the "social cost of carbon." We at IER have reported on all of the problems with these models, and cited MIT economist Robert Pindyck's scathing critique. Now guys like Roberts are coming along and effectively saying, "I don't care about the peer-reviewed literature that the IPCC uses, or the models chosen by the Obama Working Group. Let's make policy by conducting a survey to see what the group thinks."

National Security

These guys are merely stating the obvious. If Guccifer accessed her emails, then yes, Iran, Russia, China likely compromised Clinton's server too. If we had an actual press corps and DoJ doing their job, she'd have already withdrawn from the Presidential race and would already be facing charges for her criminal neglect/behavior.

Keanu

The trailer for Key and Peele's first feature movie. Perfect for Caturday.

Government Failure

Europe is gonna be a big mess. German government admits it cannot account for 600,000 of its 1.1 million asylum seekers.

Tomb Of The Unknowns

Tomb Sentinels continue to guard the Tomb of the Unknowns during historic snow storm.

Why Ewoks Are Terrifying

UAV Ban

This will work just as well as gun-free zones if a bad guy really wants to do something nefarious. FAA bans UAVs at the SuperBowl and anywhere within 37 miles of the stadium.

Battleships

I still miss the battleships. Battleships pulled off the biggest ruse of Operation Desert Storm 25 years ago.

Cat Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by cats in cosplay:

Top cat pic via.

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