Let’s be very clear about this: if you oppose fracking, you oppose cheaper energy. If you oppose cheaper energy, you oppose the poor being able to heat their houses. If you oppose the poor being able to heat their houses, you support the unnecessary deaths of thousands of people.
A Private Post on Facebook
I wrote about fracking, controversially, a while back. I was opposed, or was I?
Addressing Georgetown university, Bono said:
Commerce is real. That’s what you’re about here and it’s real. Aid is just a stop-gap. Commerce, entrepreneurial capitalism, takes more people out of poverty than aid, of course we know that.
Now that is a surprise.
If this is TIA Black, we had better start challenging VISA, AMEX and all the others who process financial transactions. I predict that nearly every credit and debit card transaction in the US is being fed in along with the phone records and the google files and facebook pages and private email.
It is a virtual certainty. This isn’t 1984. It is much worse because as the techniques improve it becomes Skynet starring as Big Brother.
Dale Amon at Samizdata. “This” is presumably PRISM etc.
So it is really the Sun that shaped the temperature roller-coaster of the past 10,000 years.
A German Environmentalist, in the Telegraph.