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The Leftists’ War on Science

February 11, 2019 by

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Burt Prelutsky  ~    I’m sure I’m not the only person who has noticed that despite those on the Left always claiming to be highly intelligent and ruled by scientific fact, not like all those dummies who take the Bible seriously, the stuff they claim to believe is far less likely than God’s parting of […]

Radical Environmentalism’s Death Campaigns

March 23, 2015 by

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Its anti-DDT war is a lethal “death-rate solution” imposed on Third World countries! By Paul Driessen ~ The terms racism, white supremacy, crimes against humanity are bandied about so often that they have become almost meaningless. But they are absolutely appropriate in an arena where they are too rarely applied: radical environmentalism’s campaigns that perpetuate […]

EPA Pesticide Bans Threaten You And The Economy

August 21, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ When Rachel Carson’s book, “Silent Spring”, was published, filled with totally false claims about DDT, the Environmental Protection Agency looked it over and concluded she had used manipulated data. They concluded that DDT should not be banned, but its first administrator, William Ruckleshaus, overruled the agency and imposed a ban. Ruckleshaus […]

Pesticides Kill Pests…And Protect Lives

June 7, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ A bit of personal history; in the 1980s I was engaged by the U.S. producer of a pesticide called Ficam to develop case histories about its use. Ficam is applied with water and it killed off a wide range of common insect pests. There is no odor and there is no […]

The 50th Anniversary of “Silent Spring”: A Lethal Legacy

June 15, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ There are books that have doomed millions to death. “Das Capital” by Karl Marx kicked off the worst economic system of the modern era, claiming the lives of millions of Russians and Chinese, along with others in the process. Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” mobilized Nazi Germany, led to World War Two in […]

A Needless, Nationwide Bed Bug Epidemic

January 15, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba There really is no mystery to solving the nationwide bed bug epidemic. In 1946 the solution was DDT. Today the solution could still be DDT if it hadn’t been banned by the Environmental Protection Agency in the 1970s and, since then, any number of other beneficial pesticides. I know something about this […]

Why Being Green Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry

November 7, 2010 by

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By James Delingpole One of the stories from the Bible I’ve never quite understood is the parable of the Prodigal Son. So this utterly useless git prematurely grabs his share of his inheritance, goes out into the world, blows it on being stupid, loses everything, then comes back to his father with his tail between […]