Mail and Commentary, Jan. 6 

The Great Global Warming Hoax

We live in strange times. We as citizens are manipulated and taught from a very young age how the government is here to "protect" us, and when something goes wrong, we call out for the government to save us. Whether we're talking about the senseless corporate bailouts (a giant waste of taxpayer money to reward failing firms for their irresponsible behavior), the complete mishandling of the swine flu vaccine (where shortages were commonplace across America--what if this was a real crisis?), to universal health care (see the swine flu vaccine--do we really want to trust these people with our medical problems?) the government is here to "help" us. So, how will the Obama administration "save" us from the mega-disaster flying at us, global warming? Cap and trade policies to ruin important industries and destroy thousands of jobs? Check. The reduction of freedom by forcing 1 million hybrid cars on the road by 2015? Check. Having scientists manipulate data to make it look like the Earth is on an unsustainable path of destruction? We eat it up.

Thankfully, light has been shed on these scientific inaccuracies. These scientists consider criminally deleting their findings (against Freedom of Information Act guidelines), and one even points out: "The fact is we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it's a travesty we can't." They see that the Earth was actually much warmer from 800-1300 A.D., what is known as the Medieval Warming Period. It's a shame for them that they can't blame any sort of industrialization for this period. The truth is that this is all a hoax. A hoax designed to steal from taxpayers and destroy industries we are reliant upon.

"The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." --Tacitus

Colin Slaughter,

College of Idaho student, Caldwell

Public Trans: Use a Semi-Train/Bus

Transportation thought: If semis can haul two or three trailers down the freeway (e.g., Fed Ex), why not set them up to haul specially designed passenger trailers during the morning and evening rush? Run this service between designated freeway access points, and let shuttle/bus services emerge to get folks from those points to points near their ultimate destinations. Do this until the powers that be get it together at last to fund the construction of a light-rail system through the valley.

--Nick Murray,

Caldwell

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