08/10/2018

After Libs Blame West Coast Fires On Global Warming, Forester Speaks Out

Conservative Tribune, Jared Harris

Global warming is a hot topic in coffee shops all over the West Coast. Fear mongering has reached a fever pitch, with people assuming a 1 degree change in temperature will instantly incinerate them like Sarah Connor in the “Terminator 2” nuke scene.

The rampant wildfires have done nothing to ease their worries, with many jumping to blame the Republican Party for natural disasters in a state that has been voting blue in the Electoral College since before the Soviet Union kicked the bucket.

One man does know the truth, and it all goes back to the Clintons, an owl and some old trees.

In 1994, then-President Bill Clinton introduced a plan that would work twofold to save the majestic spotted owl AND ancient trees: Restricting logging in the old-growth forests. Bob Zybach knew that was a mistake.

A forester by trade, Zybach knew how ecosystems thrive, flourish, die and are reborn. With no human management, any forester knows, Mother Nature will do the pruning herself. Instead of forestry saws and burn lines, nature likes things dramatic.

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Tablets, said to be 200 years older than the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi ... show that the ancient kingdom of Eshnunna had wage control and price control. The news ought not to have come as a surprise. For the code of Hammurabi itself (unearthed in 1902), which was promulgated earlier than 2000 B.C., fixed prices, wages, interest rates, and fees. This makes price control at least about 4,000 years old. ...

 

Ironically, it is those who now wish to return to this ancient totalitarian device who are fondest of calling themselves “progressives.” They are also fond of saying that those who believe in economic liberty “are living in the nineteenth century.” These controlists have yet to learn that they themselves are still living, as the discoveries in Babylonia attest, in the nineteenth century—B.C.!

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