Why I’m Now Against Abortion – Taki’s Magazine – Taki’s Magazine

Both sides engage in nauseating sensationalism: The pro-abortion side raises the specter of bloody back-alley abortions, while the anti-abortion side peddles snapshots of bloody fetuses cramped together in abortion-clinic garbage cans.
— Read on www.takimag.com/article/why-im-now-against-abortion/

Very profound. The first thing we should do is get taxpayer money out of the abortion industry. The next step should be to make it very rare. We are playing God in this debate, and that never turns out well, as we are not equipped for that role.

Failure to Plant Crops | Armstrong Economics

COMMENT: Good day from Chatham, Ontario Canada (50 miles east of Detroit 42.4048° N, 82.1910° W); Interesting your models are warning of the next year’s results in climate change. Our location is always the first to plant in Canada as it is the same latitude as northern California. A few climate tidbits; – As of today, May 18th, 2019, no farmers (zero) have started planting. – In 3 years the percentage of April planting starts has decreased to 0% from 70% just 4 years ago. Typically planting was completed by mid to end of May. – Flooding this year from Ottawa to Detroit along with cooler temperatures can wreak havoc on winter wheat crops which are planted in the fall and has germinated. But if the heat doesn’t come to dry up the land then the wheat crop is susceptible to rot. – soil temperatures are below the 25-year average by 23 degrees. – more rain means less sunshine. – Songbirds in our area are unusual for May. Makes for a very noisy morning coffee. Bird watchers reporting many species have not finished their normal migration north. Somehow they have stalled in lower latitudes knowing the northern food sources are not ready. The birds singing is nice, but I would like to eat. Best to you; RH REPLY: Others are reporting the same general trends. Some people write in and try to disagree with the forecasts. What they fail to understand is this is BY NO MEANS my “opinion” or what “I think” for I do not see myself as qualified on such a personal level to forecast such events since I am not a farmer and have never been. My grandfather had maybe an acre where he grew grapes, fruit trees, and some other things like tomatoes. He was not a professional farmer. All I can do is report what the computer is projecting and I believe it does a far better job than human forecasting simply because it just goes by the data and extracts the patterns upon cycles. I take no pleasure in warning that we could be headed into a very rough patch for food production into 2024/2025 if we see a colder and longer winter again next year.
— Read on www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/climate/failure-to-plant-crops/

Trump and the Debt

Until Trump starts vetoing budget busting spending by Congress, we can rest assured that he is not serious about draining the swamp. The best way to drain it is to defund it.

Strangely enough, we have not heard anything from Democrats running for President regarding the 22 Trillion dollars in debt we have accumulated.

The politicians seem to assume that if you don’t talk about it, that the debt does not exist. You hear the talk about student debt or raising taxes, but never about shrinking the debt.

The media never asks the question to politicians about the debt either. The topic does not come up in town hall meetings or political debates.

There is an inter relationship with debt and the size of government. Big government means more control overs us and less freedom.

Nothing good comes from and oversized government that cannot live within its own means. Easy to be generous with other people’s money. Look no further than Venezuela 🇻🇪 to see how that works out in the end.