** Florida has been impacted by 119 hurricanes since 1850, but the last one was due to climate change.
** Richard Feynman: “Science alone of all the subjects contains within itself the lesson of the danger of belief in the infallibility of the greatest teachers in the preceding generation … When someone says, ‘Science teaches such and such’, he is using the word incorrectly. Science doesn’t teach anything; experience teaches it. If they say to you, ‘Science has shown such and such’, you might ask, ‘How does science show it? How did the scientists find out? How? What? Where?’ It should not be ‘science has shown’ but ‘this experiment, this effect, has shown’. And you have as much right as anyone else, upon hearing about the experiments – but be patient and listen to all the evidence–to judge whether a sensible conclusion has been arrived at … The experts who are leading you may be wrong … I think we live in an unscientific age in which almost all the buffeting of communications and television-words, books, and so on are unscientific. As a result, there is a considerable amount of intellectual tyranny in the name of science … Science alone of all the subjects contains within itself the lesson of the danger of belief in the infallibility of the greatest teachers of the preceding generation.”
** I didn’t realize that my parents teaching me to tell the truth as a child would lead to me being a domestic terrorist as an adult. If only they taught me to be a mountebank and a scoundrel. I could have risen to high office and become one of the illuminated elite. Mental giants like the ladies of The View, a catamite like the Butt Guy, John Kerry the climate czar, Al Gore, Klaus Schwab, or Larry Fink. If I was a pedo there would have been a place for me in politics.
** Spitfire with a German Heart – The ‘Messerspit’. Once the DB605 engine was installed, the modified Spitfire underwent a series of test flights. The results were intriguing. The DB605 engine, with its higher horsepower, improved the Spitfire’s speed and climb rate. However, the changes also impacted the aircraft’s balance and handling characteristics.
** The House voted Thursday afternoon in favor of legislation striking down environmental regulations in California mandating electric vehicle (EV) purchases.
In a 222-190 vote, the House approved the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act with 214 Republicans and eight Democrats voting in favor. A group of several Republican lawmakers led by Rep. John Joyce, R-Pa., first introduced the bill, which has been endorsed by the energy industry, in March, arguing EV mandates would hurt the economy and violate consumer choice.
** Black Markets Emerge – Trust me, if USGOV transitions to digital currency something will emerge to replace it. I don’t know what that will be but nature abhors a vacuum. One of the more obvious effects of the ‘social credit’ scheme in China today, though none of the usual pundits seem to have predicted it, has been to drive large chunks of the economy back into the black market. The collapse of Imperial China (Old China) came about partly because the Imperial government did not maintain a proper currency and every market was black. The opium trade was part and parcel of this. Thousands of Chinese merchants who never used opium as a drug still wanted it as currency, because it was far more valuable than any of the cheap coins minted by provincial authorities, and unlike them, was accepted everywhere in China.
In this scenario, which is not farfetched, wouldn’t “criminal organizations” replace the constituted government in this way and reap a reward?
Then again, anyone with arms and ammunition will be a criminal, so jump into the pool, the water’s warm.
The Sunday Sermonette
“Life is pain. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”
Beans will understand even if you don’t.
Identify the Aircraft
A Direct Quote from your better…