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On Civil Disobedience: How Naomi Klein Perverts It

Naomi Klein is at it again.  While I think that she does make some decent points at times, her points are too often those which sound great but do not withstand scrutiny once one examines the foundation for her arguments. Her latest comment that left me puzzled was provided in an article in Slate. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/11/30/paris_climate_summit_obama_xi_protests_kick_off_key_meeting.html… Continue reading On Civil Disobedience: How Naomi Klein Perverts It

lawyers · Politics · society

Victimhood is a Source of Status – In Colleges and Courtrooms

There is power in victimhood.  It sounds counter-intuitive, but hear me out.  The dynamics of a civil courtroom, where there is an injured Plaintiff seeking redress from injuries from one who caused an injury by appeal to a third party, are being seen on college campuses. In civil courtrooms, people are claiming emotional distress from… Continue reading Victimhood is a Source of Status – In Colleges and Courtrooms

climate change · climate science · Politics

Antarctic Ice – Chaos In Climate Community? Or just Science on the Cutting Edge

In the last week, a study was released by NASA that suggested that the Antarctic Ice Sheet, as a whole, is in stasis or actually gaining mass.  The study, led by Jay Zwally, a glaciologist with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, agreed with other studies that the Antarctic Peninsula and the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet are… Continue reading Antarctic Ice – Chaos In Climate Community? Or just Science on the Cutting Edge